Patents Assigned to Sequa Corporation
  • Patent number: 7694910
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Patent number: 7377465
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Patent number: 7287719
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Publication number: 20070181733
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: SEQUA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Publication number: 20070068619
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Applicant: SEQUA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Publication number: 20060286377
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: SEQUA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Patent number: 7118063
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Publication number: 20060024466
    Abstract: A wire/fiber ring having two layers applied in four clock positions. Each layer includes a first material strand having a first diameter and a second material strand having a second diameter different from the first diameter. A second or any subsequent layer is disposed such that there is unambiguous nesting between strands in adjacent layers. After the array is built-up, wire is over-wrapped around the array to hold it in place during subsequent consolidation steps, which take place after the built-up array is sealed in an air-tight container and evacuated. After heating and application of pressure a wire/fiber array having a void content of about 12% and a fiber content of between about 0% to 70% and preferably between about 30% and 45% can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Applicant: SEQUA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Hanusiak, Lisa Hanusiak, Steven Spear, Charles Rowe, Jeffery Parnell
  • Patent number: 6178886
    Abstract: In a can decorator, substituting one inking arrangement by another inking arrangement to facilitate reconfiguration of each inking arrangement with minimal down time while the other inking arrangement is inking cans being decorated. First and second inking arrangements are supported on and spaced 90° or 180° apart around a rotation axis of a plate, which is rotatable to bring each of the inking arrangements to a position radially inward of the can handling apparatus of the can decorator. Each inking arrangement is shiftable laterally inward on the plate away from the can handling apparatus when the plate is to be rotated and laterally shifted outwardly toward the can handling apparatus after the plate has been rotated and the new inking arrangement is positioned laterally inward of the can handling apparatus. In one alternate embodiment, the inking arrangements are on a plate that is reciprocated laterally to bring each inking arrangement in turn to the can handling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Williams, Mario Gary Padilla
  • Patent number: 6167805
    Abstract: A continuous motion can decorator includes a plurality of mandrel subassemblies mounted on a rotating carrier with equal angular spacings between adjacent subassemblies. The assemblies reciprocate radially with respect to the carrier axis as a center. Each subassembly includes a radially extending support arm that mounts a radially extending mono rail which extends through guide bearing units on the carrier. The mandrel of each subassembly is mounted on an axis that is parallel to the rotational axis of the carrier. An eccentric type mounting is provided for the mandrel axle on the reciprocating arm so that there is an individually operated means to adjust spacing between the carrier rotational axis and the mandrel axis. Vacuum and pressurized air are fed selectively to each mandrel subassembly through a flexible hose having a single loop that is formed by curving virtually the entire length of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Williams, Chester Chrobocinski
  • Patent number: 5937748
    Abstract: A metal coil printing mechanism for providing alignment between two patterns to be printed on a surface of the coil includes a blanket cylinder for applying a pattern to the metal coil and first and second plate cylinders which apply first and second patterns to the blanket cylinder. The first plate cylinder is geared directly to the blanket cylinder for rotation therewith. The second plate cylinder is geared for rotation with the blanket cylinder through a phase shifting device. The phase shifting device can be adjusted such that the circumferential position of the second pattern relative to the first pattern is adjusted such that desired alignment of the two patterns can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: David Leligdon, John Gregory Byrne, Frank Schertler
  • Patent number: 5799574
    Abstract: A mandrel/spindle disc for a continuous motion can decorator includes a plurality of relatively lightweight mandrel assemblies mounted on a rotating carrier with equal angular spacings between adjacent assemblies. The assemblies reciprocate radially with respect to the carrier axis as a center. Each assembly includes a base and two guide rods that extend radially inward from the base and are received by sleeve bushings that are disposed in radial holes extending inward from the carrier periphery. A plurality of relatively small grease pools are formed by small transverse holes, each of which extend forward from the rear of the carrier disc to engage the inner ends of four bushing holes. Vacuum and air pressure are fed to each mandrel assembly through a flexible hose having a large loop therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Williams, Chester Chrobocinski, Andre Christopher Rodums
  • Patent number: 5749631
    Abstract: The output end of a very high speed continuous motion cylindrical can decorator is provided with unloading apparatus in the form of a continuously moving closed loop belt and a continuously rotating disk. Decorated cans are delivered to the disk, with rearward facing open ends of the cans engaging the front face of the rotating disk and being held against the front face, preferably by rearward directed suction forces. Cans are moved by the disk into close proximity with an upward moving flight of the belt, and are transferred to the latter by forward directed suction forces which act through the upward moving flight to draw the closed ends of the cans against the upward moving flight. The rearward acting suction forces act through the disk and are applied at those portions of the disk that are at angular positions which are selected to assist transfer of cans to the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Williams
  • Patent number: 5687605
    Abstract: A bodymaker that transforms shallow metal cups into elongated can bodies includes a reciprocated ram which, during its forward stroke, drives the cups through a set of graduated circular dies. Ring shaped wipers engage the outer cylindrical surface of the ram and are arranged so that a first of the wipers scrapes tool coolant from the ram as the latter moves rearward and a second of the wipers scrapes hydraulic bearing fluid from the ram as the latter moves forward. The wipers are provided with flexible flaps that are in relatively low pressure frictional engagement with the ram resulting in only a very low temperature rise for the wipers to increase operating life thereof at production rates of approximately 400 per minute for cans of 21/2 inch diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph Main
  • Patent number: 5626046
    Abstract: A ram that is utilized in high speed apparatus for forming elongated one piece metal can bodies from shallow cups is constructed by metallurgically bonding either a nose piece to a body or a tail piece to a body, the body constructed from a single integral piece having an elongated thin walled tube section with either a tail piece section or a nose piece section for connection to a drive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph Main
  • Patent number: 5609100
    Abstract: Face valve apparatus having a plurality of valve stations each of which includes a replaceable pad that is behind and in contact with a planar face of a continuously moving valve section having a plurality of inlet ports in a circular array about a rotational axis for the movable valve section. Each of the valve stations are removably mounted to a fixed support by a plurality of fasteners that are accessible for operation from behind the support. Each pad defines an inlet port disposed in front of said support and operatively positioned so that for part of each revolution fo the movable valve section, each of the inlet ports communicates directly with the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Williams
  • Patent number: 5572927
    Abstract: Apparatus for decorating cylindrical articles includes a plurality of mandrel assemblies mounted on a carrier that rotates continuously on a main axis. The assemblies are equally spaced from each other and are disposed in an array surrounding the main axis. A cam device drives the base for limited radial movements relative to the carrier. Each assembly includes a base and a cantilevered mandrel pivotally mounted to the base on a mandrel pivot that is parallel to the main axis. For each revolution of the carrier a decorator engages an article on the mandrel and applies a decoration to such article. Engagement between the articles and decorator produces a reaction force that tends to tile the free end of the mandrel radially inward about the cam means as a center, if the reaction force is permitted to do so, decorating quality will be degraded. A bracing device is provided to resist tilting of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Enn Sirvet
  • Patent number: 5566567
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming elongated metal cans from relatively short cups by utilizing a reciprocating ram to drive the cups one at a time through a die pack, is provided with a continuously rotating feeder that transfers the cups from the exit of a gravity feed chute to a receiving station where each cup is indexed for engagement by the ram as it moves forward in its working stroke. The feeder rotates through one complete revolution for each forward-return cycle of the ram and during each revolution thereof a pocket in the feeder receives a cup from the chute, which cup then moves downstream through a guideway to a receiving station. Prior to being seated in a registry formation at the receiving station, the cup is engaged by a stripper that removes the cup from the feeder pocket. The feeder continues to drive the cup toward the registry formation while the cup is being stripped from the feeder pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph Main
  • Patent number: 5492000
    Abstract: A press for forming the relatively long cylindrical body of a so-called two piece beverage can utilizes a horizontally reciprocating ram to drive a relatively short cup through a circular die pack. Compressed air applied through a rotary valve is utilized to strip the bodies from the ram. Such valve includes a continuously rotating rotor that is mechanically connected to the drive for the ram such that for each rotor revolution the ram moves through a complete cycle consisting of a forward working stroke followed by a rearward return stroke. The rotor is constructed of two disks that abut face to face. A rotor drive shaft extends through the center of the rotor and the angular position of the disks relative to each other is adjustable to adjust the portion of each rotor revolution during which compressed air is applied for stripping. Each disk is provided with an arcuate aperture and the extent to which these apertures overlap determines how long compressed air is applied for stripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Ralph M. Main
  • Patent number: 5455764
    Abstract: A register control system, particularly one that registers marks on a printed web to a function cylinder, produces proportional and integral gains each independently variable to control the take over point of the integral gain with respect to the proportional gain. The accumulating integral gain is zeroed out after cross over if the proportional gain exceeds a preset percentage of the integral error band. The overall system gain is varied with the line speed independently of the proportional and integral gains to provide speed-insensitive control. The direction of automatic correction is always selected to return the system to register in the shortest distance possible. High frequency clock pulses are counted between encoder pulses to interpolate with high accuracy the angular position measurement of the marks and a homing pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Meihofer