Patents Examined by Sing Po Chan
  • Patent number: 6655435
    Abstract: A system for creating a coil of stamps from a web of stamp material having an adhesive applied to a side thereof is provided. The system includes an anvil and a perforation die cooperating therewith with the web passing therebetween in order to perforate the web. The web is passed between the anvil and the die with the adhesive side thereof facing the anvil. The anvil is chilled so as to inhibit the adhesive from adhering thereto as the web is perforated. The anvil may be chilled from an outer surface thereof, or may be hollow and chilled from an inner surface thereof. In the former case, the system preferably includes a trough holding a chilling material through which at least a portion of the outer surface of the anvil is passed. Where the anvil is chilled from an inner surface thereof, a cooling fluid is preferably passed therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: George Schmitt & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Penati, Richard J. Brining, Peter Moore, William G. Gunther
  • Patent number: 6620280
    Abstract: A method for laminating a dual sided pre-press proof (140) comprises laminating a first side of a receiver stock (150) with a first pre-laminate sheet (210) and laminating a second side of the receiver stock (155) with a second pre-laminate sheet (215). The first pre-laminate sheet support layer (160) and the second pre-laminate sheet support layer (162) are removed forming a pre-laminated receiver stock. A first imaged clear receiver sheet (250) and a second imaged clear receiver sheet (260) are laminated to the pre-laminated receiver stock (145) such that the registration marks on the first and second imaged clear receiver sheets are visibly positioned on top of each other and are in registration with each other. The first clear support layer (164) and the second clear support layer (166) is removed forming a dual sided pre-press proof (140), wherein the images are in registration with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Roger S. Kerr, Seung Ho Baek
  • Patent number: 6500377
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for activating a web, such as a web of interconnected disposable absorbent articles. The web is fed in a first direction to an activation system which includes a central disc and at least one outer disc. The central disc has a top surface and a pair of opposing side surfaces. The side surfaces of the central disc have activation tools located thereon while the outer disc includes complementary activation tools, The web is folded about the central disc such that a first zone of the web is positioned adjacent the top surface and a second zone of the web is positioned adjacent one of the side surfaces. The activation tool of the outer disc is then engaged with the activation tool of the central disc. The activation tool of the outer disc is then disengaged from the activation tool of the central disc. The activated web is then removed from the central disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Christoph Johann Schmitz
  • Patent number: 6413336
    Abstract: A method and apparatus utilizing a plurality of complimentary flat planar surfaces having apertures forming a figure or object. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of positioning a planar body on a planar surface, applying drywall compound so as to fill the aperture or apertures, allowing the compound to dry partially, removing the planar body, replacing the planar body over the drywall mold, positioning a second planar body and removably attaching the second planar body, spreading drywall compound over the apertures in the second planar body, allowing the compond to dry and removing the first and second planar bodies. The apparatus of the present invention is the equipment required to carry out this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Inventor: Eric Q. Likness