Patents by Inventor Andreas Meschenmoser

Andreas Meschenmoser has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7951268
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production of a fibrous web, especially a tissue or hygienic web, the fibrous web runs through a press nip which is formed by a press unit and a backing roll and the web is subsequently run through a creping nip which is formed by the backing roll and a creping roll around which a textured belt is looped. Moreover, the creping roll is equipped with its own drive. The creping roll can be pressed against the backing roll through a pivoted lever whose pivoting axis which is parallel with the axes of the creping roll and is positioned such that the connecting line between the pivoting axis and the creping roll axis forms an angle of approximately 90° with the connecting line between the creping roll axis and the backing roll axis, when viewed in a vertical plane relative to these axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Andreas Meschenmoser, Werner Leitenberger
  • Publication number: 20090008053
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production of a fibrous web, especially a tissue or hygienic web, the fibrous web runs through a press nip which is formed by a press unit and a backing roll and the web is subsequently run through a creping nip which is formed by the backing roll and a creping roll around which a textured belt is looped. Moreover, the creping roll is equipped with its own drive. The creping roll can be pressed against the backing roll through a pivoted lever whose pivoting axis which is parallel with the axes of the creping roll and is positioned such that the connecting line between the pivoting axis and the creping roll axis forms an angle of approximately 90° with the connecting line between the creping roll axis and the backing roll axis, when viewed in a vertical plane relative to these axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Andreas Meschenmoser, Werner Leitenberger
  • Patent number: 6932888
    Abstract: A flexible press cover which has an additional strengthening element in at least one of its two end regions. As a result, in the end region, the tensile strength and the tensile rigidity in the circumferential direction are increased with respect to that hitherto known in such a way that it is no longer necessary to clamp the press cover end region in between two components. Instead, the press cover according to the present invention is suitable to be fixed to the outer circumferential surface of a rotatable supporting element belonging to the cover carrying disk without the aid of an outer ring, a clamping band, clamping filament or the like. In the most beneficial case, the arrangement for fixing the press cover to the aforementioned supporting element is completely free of any kind of fixing elements which would be associated with the cover outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Matuschczyk, Andreas Meschenmoser, Joachim Grabscheid, Andreas Schütte
  • Publication number: 20050016703
    Abstract: A smoothing device of a press arrangement for dewatering a fibrous web in a machine for producing or finishing the fibrous web including a rough belt, a smooth belt and a smoothing element. The rough belt being endless and water-absorbing. The rough belt arranged on a side of the fibrous web. The smooth belt is endless and arranged on an opposite side of the fibrous web. The rough belt, the fibrous web and the smooth belt running through a press nip together and the rough belt is led away from the fibrous web after passing through the press nip. The smoothing element forms a smoothing nip with the smooth belt after the rough belt is led away from the fibrous web, the smoothing element having a smooth pressing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventors: Karl Steiner, Andreas Meschenmoser, Joachim Henssler, Klaus Esslinger
  • Patent number: 6796929
    Abstract: A self-adjusting deflection controlled roll comprises a rotating roll jacket, a carrier passing axially through the roll jacket and held rotationally fixedly at its end in racks and at least one supporting member arranged at the carrier and exerting a support force on the inner side of the roll jacket in a pressing plane, with at least one axial end of the roll jacket or an axial continuation associated with it being rotationally mounted by at least one bearing on a non-rotating axial bearing sleeve of a bearing housing secured against rotation extending into the region between the roll jacket or the axial continuation and the carrier, said bearing housing being freely movable relative to the carrier substantially in the pressing plane perpendicular to the roll axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Publication number: 20040173275
    Abstract: A flexible press cover which has an additional strengthening element in at least one of its two end regions. As a result, in the end region, the tensile strength and the tensile rigidity in the circumferential direction are increased with respect to that hitherto known in such a way that it is no longer necessary to clamp the press cover end region in between two components. Instead, the press cover according to the present invention is suitable to be fixed to the outer circumferential surface of a rotatable supporting element belonging to the cover carrying disk without the aid of an outer ring, a clamping band, clamping filament or the like. In the most beneficial case, the arrangement for fixing the press cover to the aforementioned supporting element is completely free of any kind of fixing elements which would be associated with the cover outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Uwe Matuschczyk, Andreas Meschenmoser, Joachim Grabscheid, Andreas Schutte
  • Patent number: 6589393
    Abstract: A press arrangement for treating a fibrous web, especially a paper or board web, comprises at least two press rolls to form at least one press nip. At least one press roll is mounted on at least one roll end by means of a floating bearing, whose bearing rings, arranged inside the bearing housing, can be displaced relative to each other in the direction of the roll axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6521093
    Abstract: Press arrangement for processing a fibrous material web that includes at least first and second presses arranged to form at least first and second press nips. The at least first and second presses are consecutively arranged without intervening presses, and structured and arranged without a common center roll and without a common felt. The first press is a double felted press including a suction press roll and a mating roll, and is positioned upstream from the second press relative to a web run direction. The suction press roll is structured and arranged as a pick-up roll and is located on top of said mating roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6482294
    Abstract: Machine and process for producing material web having adjustable size cutting elements, to adjust entire width of material web, located adjacent a wire belt, adjustable sizing strips, to adjust a suction width of a pick-up suction roll, operatively associated with suction roll, adjusting system simultaneously adjusting size cutting elements and sizing strips, and laterally adjustable additional cutting element, to produce transfer strip, adjustable to widen out the material web from a transfer width to the entire web width. Furthermore, a process is provided for producing a material web. Process includes adjusting entire width of material web with adjustable size cutting elements, adjusting suction width of pick-up suction roll with adjustable sizing strips, where size cutting elements and sizing strips are simultaneously adjusted, forming transfer strip with an additional cutting element, and laterally moving additional cutting element to widen width of web from transfer strip width to entire web width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6461478
    Abstract: Disclosed is method and a pressing device (10) of a paper and/or paperboard machine intended for the treatment of a fibrous web (12) which is formed on a band screen and passes around an appropriate open roller (16) having recessed intended to receive the water squeezed out the fibrous web. The open roller forms with a counterface a first nip (18) which is extended, in the direction of movement of the L band, by a pressing shoe unit (20). A papermaker's felt (22, 24) passes both on the open roller (16) and said pressing shoe unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Publication number: 20020132712
    Abstract: A self-adjusting deflection controlled roll comprises a rotating roll jacket, a carrier passing axially through the roll jacket and held rotationally fixedly at its end in racks and at least one supporting member arranged at the carrier and exerting a support force on the inner side of the roll jacket in a pressing plane, with at least one axial end of the roll jacket or an axial continuation associated with it being rotationally mounted by at least one bearing on a non-rotating axial bearing sleeve of a bearing housing secured against rotation extending into the region between the roll jacket or the axial continuation and the carrier, said bearing housing being freely movable relative to the carrier substantially in the pressing plane perpendicular to the roll axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Applicant: VOITH PAPER PATEN GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6425980
    Abstract: Press device and process for treating a material web. The press device includes a first shoe press and a second shoe press. The first and the second shoe press are successively arranged in a web run direction. A transfer suction roll is positioned between the first shoe press and the second shoe press and is adapted to at least partially suction the material web and to guide the material web in a closed draw through at least one of the first and the second shoe presses. The process may includes at least partially suctioning the material web with the transfer suction roll, and guiding the material web in a closed draw through at least one of the first and the second shoe presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Mirsberger, Hans Dahl, Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6406596
    Abstract: Press roll, system and method for the treatment of a fibrous material web. The press roll forms at least one nip with a respective mating surface and comprises a non-rotatably mounted carrier, a press sleeve surrounding the carrier, and at least one outer support device disposed between the carrier and the press sleeve, the press sleeve being supported against the carrier at a respective press nip. The press roll additionally comprises a sagging control system to control the sagging of the carrier. The system additionally provides first and second mating rolls that form respective first and second nips with the press roll. A method of treating a material web comprises guiding the web along a felt through the press roll and mating rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Publication number: 20020060035
    Abstract: Device for conditioning, cleaning, and/or keeping clean at least one of a rotating roll and a circulating belt of a paper machine. The device includes at least two doctors arranged behind one another in a roll and/or belt travel direction and spaced at a distance from one another. The at least two doctors are assigned to the at least one of the rotating roll and the circulating belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Begemann, Gerhard Kotitschke, Hans Prinzing, Andreas Meschenmoser, Anton Zembrot, Thomas Augscheller, Georg Kleiser, Christoph Strempfl, Michael Neumann
  • Publication number: 20020060002
    Abstract: Machine and process for producing material web having adjustable size cutting elements, to adjust entire width of material web, located adjacent a wire belt, adjustable sizing strips, to adjust a suction width of a pick-up suction roll, operatively associated with suction roll, adjusting system simultaneously adjusting size cutting elements and sizing strips, and laterally adjustable additional cutting element, to produce transfer strip, adjustable to widen out the material web from a transfer width to the entire web width. Furthermore, a process is provided for producing a material web. Process includes adjusting entire width of material web with adjustable size cutting elements, adjusting suction width of pick-up suction roll with adjustable sizing strips, where size cutting elements and sizing strips are simultaneously adjusted, forming transfer strip with an additional cutting element, and laterally moving additional cutting element to widen width of web from transfer strip width to entire web width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Applicant: VOITH PAPER HOLDING GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Publication number: 20020053415
    Abstract: Shoe press and press section including shoe press for processing a fibrous material web that includes two shoe press units arranged to form an essentially level press nip elongated in a web travel direction. Each of the two shoe press units include a circulating flexible, continuous sealing belt and a press shoe, such that the circulating flexible, continuous sealing belt is arranged to be guided over the press shoe in a region of the press nip. At least two driven continuous press belts are arranged such that at least one of the at least two driven continuous press belts are positioned on each side of the fibrous material web to guide the fibrous material web through the press nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Applicant: VOITH PAPER PATENT GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6383340
    Abstract: Press arrangement and process for treating a fibrous material web that includes two shoe press rolls and a counter-roll, associated with the two shoe press rolls, positioned to form a first and a second press nip with the two shoe press rolls. The first and the second press nip are elongated in a web travel direction. The press arrangement also includes a plurality of felts, such that two of the plurality of felts are guided through at least the first press nip. The process includes transferring the web onto a pick-up felt, in which the pick-up felt is one of the two felts guided through at least the first press nip, and dewatering the web between the two felts in the first elongated press nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6383338
    Abstract: A shoe press roll for dewatering a fibrous web in machines for at least one of producing and processing a fibrous web is provided, including a flexible roll jacket having a profiled surface for water absorption. At least one press element is provided, having a concave pressing surface, arranged against a cylindrical mating roll to form a concavely bent press nip for pressing said flexible roll jacket. A continuous dewatering belt is positioned at least between said shoe press roll and the fibrous web for absorbing pressed-out water, being guided off of said roll jacket after the press nip. A water collection device is arranged for collecting and removing water spinoff from said roll jacket said water collection device being positioned between said shoe press roll and said dewatering belt, and as close as possible behind the press nip, relative to a belt travel direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Publication number: 20020050330
    Abstract: Press arrangement for processing a fibrous material web that includes at least first and second presses arranged to form at least first and second press nips. The at least first and second presses are structured and arranged without a common center roll and without a common felt. The first press is a double felted press including a suction press roll and a mating roll, and is positioned upstream from the second press relative to a web run direction. The suction press roll is structured and arranged as a pick-up roll and is located on top of said mating roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Applicant: VOITH PAPER PATENT GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 6334932
    Abstract: A press arrangement and process for treatment of a fibrous material web. The press arrangement includes a press shoe unit, a press suction roll, at least one first press nip elongated in a web travel direction, the first press nip being formed between the shoe press unit and the press suction roll, the press suction roll being arranged as a web pick-up roll, at least one second press nip elongated in the web travel direction and positioned downstream of the first press nip relative to the web travel direction, at least first and second felts being arranged to be guided through the at least one first press nip, the first felt being arranged to loop around the press suction roll to pick-up the web from a screen belt whereby the web is transferred from the screen belt to the first felt, wherein the web is guided to the first press nip by the first felt and the web is guided through the first press nip between the first and second felts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Meschenmoser