Patents Assigned to Diamond International Corporation
  • Patent number: 4240871
    Abstract: Paper forming roll comprising: a stationary pressure box; a rotatable foraminous shell extending around the box; paper making wire; spacing members extending between the box and shell, the spacing members being secured to the box; a plurality of circumferentially extending zones defined by the box, the shell, and the spacing members; wherein a first one zone is a forming zone, a second zone is a primary holding zone, a third zone is a transfer zone, and at least a fourth zone is a secondary holding zone; the box including a plurality of external and internal walls defining a plurality of pressure chambers, a first one of the external walls including ports providing communication between the forming zone and a first one of the pressure chambers from which vacuum for forming purposes may be achieved, a second one of the external walls extending generally vertically from one end of the first one of the external walls to partially define the primary holding zone, the generally vertical wall also including ports p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: James H. Burkhart
  • Patent number: 4239569
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of applying heat transferable labels from a web onto a hollow article. The articles to be decorated pass through the apparatus continuously with the label being applied without any stoppage or other intermittent motion imparted to the article being decorated. In this respect, the articles are conveyed to a receptacle holding means which receives and holds the article while passing through the decorating station. The label carrying web, which is driven through the decorating station, is heated both at and prior to the decorating station to facilitate transfer without the necessity of interrupting either the movement of the label carrying web or article to be decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Albert J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 4230260
    Abstract: Foldable packaging member for tubes in erected condition comprising: pairs of parallel panels, one of the pairs constituting first and third side walls, the other pair constituting second and fourth side walls, the second, third, and fourth side walls extending successively from the first side wall along mutually parallel fold lines, the fourth side wall having an integral assembly panel extending beneath and adhered to an adjacent inside portion of the first side wall, the assembly panel including an elongate band along the adjacent inside portion of the first side wall for substantially the length thereof and a short band disposed beneath and adhered to the adjacent inside portion of the first side wall at one end thereof, the elongate band having an integral flap extending from one edge thereof toward the third side wall, the short band having a dome support on one edge thereof and adhered to an inside portion of the third side wall opposite the first side wall whereby the dome support extends from the fir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert G. Kramer
  • Patent number: 4222348
    Abstract: A starter-grower cage for animals particularly for poultry is disclosed. The cage includes a pivotable partition which forms part of the entire cage in one position and part of a smaller cage in another position. In the illustrated embodiment, the top of the cage is formed by two adjacently disposed members one of which is pivotable between a horizontal position where it forms part of the top for the entire cage and a vertical position where it forms an end of a smaller partitioned cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Nield
  • Patent number: 4214694
    Abstract: Box cover comprising a top panel, fold over sides and fold over ends, the fold over sides each including a corner assembly tab and a floating corner reinforcement tab at opposite ends thereof, each assembly tab including structure allowing the reinforcement tab adjacent thereto and associated therewith to be nestled thereagainst and to extend generally coplanar with a substantial portion of the assembly tab. The method of assembling the box cover from an integral blank with glue applied to the inside of the fold over ends, utilizing a straight or planar surface mandrel moved into position indirectly engaging a pair of floating reinforcement tabs and a pair of assembly tabs in substantially a single plane and directly engaging a fold over end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Glenn E. Struble
  • Patent number: 4208006
    Abstract: A tray of molded pulp or like material for carryout food and beverage comprising one or more pockets for receiving and firmly supporting any one of several different size beverage containers normally used in the carry-out food trade, each of the pockets having a circular floor portion, a web portion extending for a full 360.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Bixler, Robert E. Ralphs, Henry A. Lord, Richard F. Reifers
  • Patent number: 4204614
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes an actuator containing fluid passages defining a discharge path for fluid from a supply container to a discharge orifice, a needle valve lying adjacent the discharge path, a nipple surrounding the needle valve and a nozzle cap having an end wall containing a discharge orifice and being threadedly engaged with the nipple for movement of the end wall toward and away from the valve upon cap rotation. Discharge through the orifice may be positively shut-off upon rotation of the cap which causes the valve to be seated against the discharge orifice, and the nozzle cap may be locked in an off position upon engagement between a spring biased tab provided on the actuator and an inwardly extending shoulder provided on the skirt of the cap. A ramp member on the cap includes a ramp surface and the shoulder so as to effect inward deflection of the tab upon engagement with the ramp surface during cap rotation toward the off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Randy F. Reeve
  • Patent number: 4195736
    Abstract: An improved high speed egg grading system wherein a pair of opposed lifting bars disposed on rotating rings transfer eggs over a plurality of weighing stations, and a conveyor belt is provided for removing graded eggs spaced two abreast. An improved drive is provided for the bars which insures gentle pick-up and set down of the eggs at weighing stations where scales incorporating damping means to reduce settling out time are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas V. Loeffler
  • Patent number: 4195592
    Abstract: An easily assembled poultry cage system wherein the framework for the system includes a plurality of spaced A-frame members all of which are adapted to be assembled without the use of conventional fasteners. Protrusions and complementary receptacles are utilized for joining, connecting and interconnecting parts of the system. Once assembled into the appropriate receptacle, the protruding member is deformed in a manner to securely fasten the respective members together. The cages are supported between A-frame members by means of wire supports secured to the A-frames, by interconnection of the cages and by means of the feed trough. The feed trough is supported by a clip member in which it is secured by a snap-fit to the spaced A-frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. Siciliano
  • Patent number: 4195594
    Abstract: In a feed supply system in which feed from a hopper is directed into down spouts by means of augers, agitators, gravity feed or the like, the down spouts terminating at a feed trough, a sensor capable of sensing a build up of feed is disposed at the end of the down spout and supplies a signal to terminate dispensing when excess feed is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony J. Siciliano, Serge Artamonoff
  • Patent number: 4189898
    Abstract: An egg packer in which the eggs are aligned while being conveyed to a transfer position with the eggs thereat having their narrow ends in an abutting relation with a transversely disposed vertical wall. A receptacle is disposed adjacent the end of the conveyor into which the eggs are guided with the larger end of the egg first entering into the receptacle. Upon rotation of the receptacle, the egg is turned and assumes a position with the narrow end facing downwardly. A pair of shell members receive the egg and move it into alignment with the egg carton or other receiving means at which the shell members are opened and the egg is deposited with the narrow end thereof downwardly facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Frank G. Moulds, Michael A. McCord
  • Patent number: 4189064
    Abstract: A dispensing pump of the pressure build-up variety includes a cylinder defining a variable volume pump chamber, and a main piston reciprocable therein, the piston having a valve seat thereon communicating with a discharge passage leading to a discharge nozzle. A valve member having a smaller diameter piston thereon is moved during pressure build-up away from the seat for opening the discharge passage. The smaller diameter piston has a flexible peripheral wall which is deformed inwardly at the commencement of the piston downstroke for closing a flow passage in the smaller diameter piston and thereby interrupting communication between the inlet and the pump chamber, such flow passage being open upon outward movement of such peripheral wall at the end of the piston upstroke. At the top of the cylinder along which the smaller diameter piston moves is a relieved section effecting the opening of the flow passage in an inoperative condition of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1980
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Richard K. O'Neill, Roy T. Wells
  • Patent number: 4180105
    Abstract: An article inflating system for engaging and inflating articles to be decorated is disclosed. A plurality of spaced cup-shaped nozzles are disposed on a horizontal moving endless belt so as to allow the cup-shaped nozzles to engage the article prior to decoration and assume a sealed relation therewith while passing through the decorating station. While at the decorating station, the open end of the cup-shaped nozzle is positioned in communication with an air supply manifold disposed adjacent the decorating station to enable inflation of the article during decorating. After the label has been applied to the article, the nozzle is gradually lifted out of engagement with the decorated article while the latter is conveyed away from the decorating station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Albert J. Harvey
  • Patent number: 4174069
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser has a discharge path outletting at a discharge orifice provided in a nozzle cap in engagement with a nipple surrounding a dispenser needle valve, the cap being adjustable axially of the needle valve so as to move an open ended swirl chamber, which surrounds the discharge orifice, relative to the needle valve into and out of engagement therewith. The fluid is emitted from the discharge orifice in a concentrated and linear pattern upon disengagement between the swirl chamber and the needle valve. Otherwise, upon movement of the cap until the needle valve plugs the open end of the swirl chamber, a shaped spray pattern is created through the discharge orifice. The orifice is defined by a circular wall and by a pair of opposed projections thereon, the projections extending inwardly of the orifice and having spaced apart ends so as to effect a substantially flat spray pattern through the orifice when movement of the cap toward the needle valve causes the valve to plug the swirl chamber end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Richard P. Grogan
  • Patent number: 4173831
    Abstract: An egg drying apparatus is disclosed incorporating an improved laminar air flow for more effectively drying eggs. The orifices for discharging and directing air towards the eggs to be dried have a coefficient of discharge of at least about 0.8. The orifices are disposed in the bottom of a chamber and are formed by adjacently spaced elongated members having curved air contacting surfaces along the longitudinal axis of each member. A fan draws air into the chamber which is directed towards the eggs via the orifices. In the preferred embodiment, the coefficient of discharge of the orifices is about 0.9 and curved portions of the elongated members are U-shaped channels with the exterior of adjacent channels forming the orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. McCord
  • Patent number: 4162746
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser has relatively rotatable closure, sleeve and plunger members, the latter two being locked against reciprocation of the plunger member by a misalignment between ribs and grooves therebetween. One of the grooves has a pair of upstanding pegs on opposite sides so as to not only avoid inadvertent alignment when the ribs and grooves are in a misaligned position, but to also permit the plunger and sleeve members to rotate together as the rib abuts against one or the other of the pegs when in a misaligned position. A spacer element surrounding the plunger rod maintains the inlet valve in a closed position despite a slight separation between the plunger and sleeve members when rotated to the misaligned position. Also, the closure member is adapted to be removed only with difficulty from the container on which it is affixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Walter F. Anderson, Ronald A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4162759
    Abstract: A throw-away, one-use tray, for the packaging of easily bruised fruit and produce in conjunction with an overwrap plastic film, is provided with an open-window bottom configuration in which the bottom ribs defining the open windows are approximately 20% greater thickness than the side walls of the tray. The rib form at the bottom serves the functions of stiffening the bottom more than would ribs resulting from die cut openings, and creating a smooth rolled edge in contact with the produce to reduce cutting and bruising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Reifers, Kenneth D. Bixler
  • Patent number: 4152203
    Abstract: Method of eliminating warpage of molded fiber trays during free drying by pressing the back side of the preform where ribs cross with a dimpling projection on a rubber insert in a pressure head on a molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Henry A. Lord
  • Patent number: 4139412
    Abstract: A foraminous multi-zone wire mesh covered suction roll useful in a papermaking machine and in a multi-cylinder paper-making machine wherein the roll is divided into at least four discrete zones by generally radial divider elements and wherein at least a first zone collects water, a second zone is in an area where transfer of the wet ply takes place to a continuous carrier, a third or transition zone carries excess water in the wire mesh away from the second zone to a fourth water release zone, and wherein the carrier is intimately associated with the roll and formed ply in an area subtended by the projection of the spaced divider elements defining the second or transfer zone so that the formed wet ply in this area is in contact with the wire mesh covering the suction roll on one side and in contact on its other side with the continuous carrier and so the formed wet ply in this area is between this wire mesh and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Warren G. Printz
  • Patent number: 4138038
    Abstract: A dispensing pump of the type having opposing pump housing members and a trigger for actuating a variable volume pump chamber, the trigger being mounted on one of the members for pivotal movement as a trigger trunnion bears against bracket seats on the one housing member. The pair of leg members on the other housing member bear against the trunnion for maintaining it seated against the brackets so as to facilitate pivotal movement of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Assignee: Diamond International Corporation
    Inventor: Richard P. Grogan