Patents Examined by Edward Kimlin
  • Patent number: 4676859
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying pressure sensitive labels to products on a product line peels the labels from a web of release paper and applies them to the products, when the latter are detected to be in a predetermined position, by action of a pneumatic applicator head. The head favorably includes an exhaust blower which vents to the atmosphere thereby keeping slitting dust out of the machinery cabinet, and is arranged to rock to an open, service position to expose compressed air hoses therewithin. These hoses are coupled to apertures in a base plate of the applicator head by venturi nozzles which serve to increase the pressure of compressed air pulses carried by the hoses for applying the labels to products. The web can be advanced over a peeling arrangement by a drive system including a drive roller powered by a two stage chain drive, with a clutch disposed between the two stages and a brake disposed directly with the drive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Labeling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Cleary, Jr., Theodore N. Zaccheo
  • Patent number: 4651792
    Abstract: A tire pressurizing system is provided for automatically pressurizing a pneumatic tire. The system employs centrifugal force to actuate a pump which is attached to the interior of the tire. Centrifugal force causes a pump actuating member to follow a different orbital path around a rotating tire from the path of the pump housing, which is attached to the tire. The difference is due to the flexing of the tire in the load bearing "footprint" area. The result is reciprocation of the actuating member, which in turn operates a pump. Piston and diaphragm pump embodiments are disclosed. An automatic pressure regulator is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Allen F. Ehle
    Inventor: Robert D. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4643789
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the preparation of a thermoformable transfer film that may be pre-cut or is pre-positioned for continuous application during the forming of plastic articles by an insert molding decorating technique. A carrier film is first bonded to the transfer film from which the transfer is prepared, to form a composite. The composite is then printed with appropriate decorating indicia on the free surface of the transfer film component thereof. Printing may be single-stage or multi-stage, depending upon the indicia desired, and a subsequent metalization of the transfer film may be performed.The fully printed composite is then indexed into position and thermoformed to form the insert which later may be indexed directly into the mold chamber. The insert may be die-cut after its formation or prior to thermoforming.The present method facilitates the decoration of insert molded products in a manner which eliminates the need for conventional insert molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Transfer Print Foils
    Inventors: Harry A. Parker, Joseph Greenman
  • Patent number: 4640331
    Abstract: A central tire inflation system (10) comprising a pressure relief valve (180) fluidly interposed control means (142, 156, 164, 154, 172) and a tire valve assembly (56, 58) is provided. The control valve assembly is effective to selectively pressurize or exhaust a first conduit (170) connected to a first port (178) of the pressure relief valve, a second conduit (50, 52) extends from a third port (184) of the pressure relief valve to the tire valve assembly and a second port (182) is connected to atmosphere. The pressure relief valve is effective to establish fluid communication between said first and second ports thereof when the pressure in said first conduit exceeds the pressure in said second conduit and to establish fluid communication between the second conduit and the exhaust port (182) if the pressure in said second conduit exceeds the pressure in said first conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene R. Braun, Gary R. Schultz
  • Patent number: 4636279
    Abstract: A tape splicing mechanism is disclosed which is particularly adapted for splicing leader tape to the magnetic tape of a video cassette. The tape splicing mechanism includes a holder for a reel of adhesive tape which is drawn off and fed past a splice transfer block (13) and a fixed block (8) to a splice transfer pad (11) at the end of an arm (15) on a carriage (16); the two blocks (8,13) and the pad (11) have faces with apertures acting as suction faces which act to hold a length of tape secured by a cutter in position during transfer; the carriage reciprocates parallel to the arm between a retracted position and an application position, at which latter the arm is pressed transverse its length by an applicator actuator (9) to press the length of adhesive tape, held on the pad (11) by the vacuum, against the tape to be spliced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Inventor: Scott J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4634489
    Abstract: A device for transferring an uncured tire carcass of cylindrical shape and comprising a cylindrical housing, a plurality of suction cups disposed in at least three circular bands around the housing, said bands being located one at each end portion and one in a mid-portion of the housing and each cup is connected to an actuator for radial movement and is also connectable to a vacuum source. Also, a plurality of tire bead retaining means are located in two circular bands at the desired axial bead locations, each band having at least three retaining means equiangularly spaced therein, each retaining means being connected to an actuator for radial movement for retention or release of the bead. The bead retaining means hold the bead, concentric with, and radially spaced from the outer surface of the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Jean M. Dupommier
  • Patent number: 4631111
    Abstract: Process for preparation of conductive circuit utilizing two photohardenable layers on substrate which may contain a conductive circuit, the upper photohardenable layer becoming hardenable and nontacky when exposed to short wavelengths of radiation (ultraviolet) the lower photohardenable layer being tacky and sensitive to long wavelength radiation (visible light). The photohardenable layers are imagewise exposed through a dichromic phototool (black/yellow also having clear areas) and the unhardened image areas are solvent developed revealing tacky areas. The tacky areas are treated with metal or alloy particles or plating catalyst material, and the metallized or catalyzed image is electrolessly plated. Multilayer conductive circuits can be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: David W. Williston
  • Patent number: 4631109
    Abstract: A single facer of the type wherein a core paper sheet is corrugated by means of a pair of upper and lower corrugated rolls and has its crest portions applied with paste, and then a liner introduced from a different direction is pasted on the corrugated core sheet while passing between the lower corrugated roll and a pressure roll to form a single-faced corrugated sheet, is improved in that at least one pair of additional upper and lower corrugated rolls having a different shape of corrugation from first mentioned pair of upper and lower corrugated rolls are supported on a rotatable frame jointly with the first pair of upper and lower corrugated rolls, and structure for rotating the rotatable frame is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Hirakawa, Kiyomitsu Yoshikawa, Shigenari Yoshioka, Hiroaki Sasashige
  • Patent number: 4629526
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and means for replacing upper and lower corrugated rolls in a single facer having a cassette frame for rotatably supporting the upper and lower rolls and a main frame to which the cassette frame is detachably connected. The method comprises the steps of suspending and moving away the cassette frame apart from a predetermined mounting position in the single facer, keeping a spare cassette rotatably supporting other upper and lower rolls waiting in a suspended condition and fixing the spare cassette frame to the predetermined mounting position in the single facer in place of the cassette frame removed. Means for performing the method is disclosed which comprises a cassette frame rotatably supporting the upper and lower rolls; and a main frame carrying a pressure roll and a gluing unit. The cassette frame is detachably connected to the main frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Isowa Industry Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kousaku Kanda
  • Patent number: 4626314
    Abstract: A labeling device in the nature of an attachment for application to a labeling machine of the type disclosed in Wesley U.S. Pat. No.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Labelette Company
    Inventor: James G. Wesley
  • Patent number: 4626309
    Abstract: An interconnection mask which is sandwiched between two members to be bonded together is comprised of a thin sheet of preselected material which has a plurality of apertures therein which are positioned, sized, and shaped to define the common bonding areas between the two members whereby structural failures induced by bonding and loading characteristics of the two members are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Mullen, III, James H. Grotelueschen, Robert Henschel
  • Patent number: 4624733
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand-held labeler which uses labels releasably adhered to a carrier web. The labeler has a body with a pair of identical body sections. The body mounts first, second and third feed rolls. The first and third feed rolls project beyond the body and cooperate respectively with the second feed roll. The body has a delaminator and a guideway for the carrier web. The carrier web can be threaded through the guideway and about the delaminator in either direction. In either event, the first, second and third feed rolls cooperate with the carrier web to advance it and effect label delamination. Depending on the direction of threading, either the first or the third feed roll is used to advance the carrier web by rolling that feed roll along the surface to be labeled. A label roll is held captive in a holder having two identical body sections. In an alternative embodiment, a label strip winding feature enables a strip of labels to be wound into a roll for subsequent use in the labeler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hamisch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4624722
    Abstract: In the forming of an article by blow molding a parison into conformity with a cavity defined by a partible a method and appartus which comprises positioning a label of flexible material on each section of the mold, each label having a width in a circumferential direction such that a portion of one axial edge of each label extends beyond the side edge of the cavity forming portions of the section of the mold and the other axial edge, moving the mold sections toward one another so that they close and define the mold cavity, deflecting the edge of each label radially inwardly before the molds close such that as the molds close the deflected edge will overlap with an adjacent edge of the adjacent label, and blowing the parison into conformity with the cavity such that the edges of the two labels overlap and register to define a continuous label about the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Owens-Illinois, Inc.
    Inventor: Casimir W. Nowicki
  • Patent number: 4624734
    Abstract: A label dispenser for applying labels to containers transported via a conveyor includes a supply of labels carried by a web, a head for transferring the labels from the web to the containers, and a guide assembly which joins the head to the supply station. The length of the guide assembly is selected to space the supply station away from the head and from the conveyor thereby to provide space for other equipment alongside the conveyor. Web delivering labels to the head and spent web are both carried within the guide assembly in close proximity to each other to minimize the cross-sectional dimensions of the guide assembly. A set of rails is angled relative to the path of travel, the web making slidable contact with the rails and being folded thereabout to provide for a bending of the path, thereby to accommodate an angling of the head relative to the guide assembly for alignment with the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: New Jersey Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Helmut Voltmer, Alfred F. Schwenzer
  • Patent number: 4624875
    Abstract: A card assembly comprising a backing sheet, a first transparent film bonded to the backing sheet along one side margin area portion through a first pressure sensitive adhesive coating, a transparent releasable film attached to the first transparent film along the remaining area portion, a cut line of a generally closed-loop configuration formed through the first transparent film and the releasable film to define a configuration corresponding to the circumference of a thin article to be interposed between the releasable sheet and the backing sheet, the configuration defining margin area portion on the releasable sheet being along the entire circumference thereof, and a second transparent film secured to the outer surface of the first transparent film along the entire surface thereof through an adhesive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Kojima, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Watanabe, Takao Asaba
  • Patent number: 4623010
    Abstract: Bead protectors fittable to an opposed pair of tire bead portions are made of a thermoplastic resin. Each bead protector comprises a tubular portion fittable in the bead portion and a flange portion extending from the tubular portion via a curved portion and fittable to the outer side surface of the bead portion. The bead protector is integrally molded in an L-shaped radial cross section. Each of fastening bands comprises a stretchable portion and hooked plate-like metal members. When fitted to the tire bead portions, the bead protectors are interconnected by the fastening bands and elastically pulled toward each other axially of the tire by the stretchable portions, with the hooks in engagement with projections on the flange portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Daikyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kinya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4623412
    Abstract: Uniformly impregnated liner and medium for making corrugated board are prepared by using a urea-aldehyde impregnating composition to impregnate board in-line and a process where the coated board is treated with an aqueous primer and fully cured to provide board having resin free surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Champion International Corporation
    Inventors: Reinhard D. Bohme, Steven D. Overholt
  • Patent number: 4623427
    Abstract: A method of forming the proper metallization contacts in a multilayer epitaxy laser device is provided. By selecting the proper crystal plane orientation in etching nonplanar features like channels for the device, a differential etch rate in a free-etch can be effected to remove only selected portions of the top layer and to provide self-alignment in the metallization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Donald E. Ackley, Reinhart W. H. Engelmann, Teruko K. Inouye
  • Patent number: 4621712
    Abstract: A cast, low density metal disk for anti-skid devices which has a periphery of sufficiently small width that when it contacts the wet side wall of a tire on a vehicle it spreads the film of water to each side and leaves an essentially dry area of contact between the disk and the tire instead of hydroplaning on it. The periphery preferably is covered with an anti-skid material, e.g., rubber. Chains are pre-turned or twisted in the same direction a tire tends to turn them when rolling over them to avoid further twisting with consequent shortening in use and they are given a non-circular, e.g., square cross section to increase their anti-skid properties. The chains are welded at one end to a steel ring which is removably fastened to the under surface of a disk by bolts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Onspot AB
    Inventor: Ragnar Hardmark
  • Patent number: 4619727
    Abstract: There is disclosed a hand-held labeler which uses labels releasably adhered to a carrier web. The labeler has a body with a pair of identical body sections. The body mounts first, second and third feed rolls. The first and third feed rolls project beyond the body and cooperate respectively with the second feed roll. The body has a delaminator and a guideway for the carrier web. The carrier web can be threaded through the guideway and about the delaminator in either direction. In either event, the first, second and third feed rolls cooperate with the carrier web to advance it and effect label delamination. Depending on the direction of threading, either the first or the third feed roll is used to advance the carrier web by rolling that feed roll along the surface to be labeled. A label roll is held captive in a holder having two identical body sections. In an alternative embodiment, a label strip winding feature enables a strip of labels to be wound into a roll for subsequent use in the labeler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hamisch, Jr.