Patents by Inventor Hans-Peter Sollinger

Hans-Peter Sollinger 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: 6200427
    Abstract: Suction roll for the formation or treatment of a material web that includes an outer suction roll jacket comprising a perforated rotating hollow cylinder, a non-perforated support body arranged to extend through the outer suction roll jacket and to support the outer suction roll jacket at at least one point of its axial extent, and sealing ribs arranged to extend radially between the support body and the suction roll jacket and axially over a full length of the suction roll jacket. In this manner, the support body is adapted to rotate at a same speed as the suction roll jacket. The support body can include an axially extending, through-going bore arranged concentrically with the outer suction roll surface. An axially extending, rotationally fixed yoke extends through the through-going bore, and the rotationally fixed yoke has two ends which are supported outside of the support body on a frame. At least one support element is arranged to support the support body on the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Inventors: Gerhard Kotitschke, Wolfgang Mayer, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Klaus Esslinger, Andreas Meschenmoser, G√ľnther Mohrhardt, Peter Mirsberger
  • Patent number: 6132807
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of directly or indirectly applying a liquid or pasty medium to a continuous material web by use of an application unit having at least one applicator, at least one doctor element, and at least one doctor element support at which the doctor element is held and can be pressed at a predetermined pressure against a counter-surface by at least one adjustment movement of the doctor element support. The following steps are usable to set a desired transverse and/or longitudinal profile of the medium to be applied or which has been applied: pressing the doctor element at a predetermined contact pressure against the counter-surface by adjusting the doctor element support into a predetermined adjustment position, and by altering the forces exerted on the doctor element by the medium to be applied or which has been applied, while the adjustment position of the doctor element support is kept constant for a predetermined production range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Hess, Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 6024836
    Abstract: A process and device for producing a pulp web utilizes several independently driven aggregates (i.e., discrete groups) to attain a median web dry content of, e.g., 60%. The number of driven aggregates may depend upon an initial wet strength of the wet pulp web. The relationship is such that when the initial wet strength is relatively high, the number of drier groups is small and when the initial wet strength is relatively low, the number of drier groups is large. However, each drier group includes only a few drier cylinders. The first drier group may include either one or two cylinders, and each subsequent drier group may include at least one drier cylinder more than the adjacent upstream drier group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Sollinger, Markus Oechsle
  • Patent number: 6010739
    Abstract: In a method for direct or indirect application of a liquid or pasty medium onto a traveling material web, notably of paper or cardboard, where during the application the cross profile (length profile) of the medium is modified under control and thereafter, in the direction of travel, the length profile (cross profile) of the previously applied medium is modified under control. Control of the cross profile and control of the length profile of the applied medium occur separately from one another in automatic control loops based on measurements of the applied profile. In addition is a pertaining apparatus with an applicator, an equalizer, a pertaining cross profile control loop, and a pertaining length profile control loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Ueberschar, Anton Plomer, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Bernhard Kohl
  • Patent number: 5922128
    Abstract: In a device for the coating of a running web of paper or cardboard, provisions are that in a press gap formed between two rolls a coating substance applied in a very small quantity on the surface of the one roll is first pressed on the web leaving a very thin coat on the web which, however, covers all spots including the "mounds" of microroughness. Next, the second coat can be applied and dosed on the still moist first coat with the usual means. In the process, the first coat is preferably dosed on the shell of the first roll, by means of the peripheral grooves of a rotary doctor. The same may be performed also as regards the second coating on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Kustermann, Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 5879515
    Abstract: The invention proposes a jet device for a machine for producing a material web, in particular a paper or board web, having a nozzle device for dispensing a jet of liquid which is under pressure and is directed onto the material web and/or a transport belt guiding the material web. A changeover device by which the pressure with which the medium impinges on the transport belt or the material web, respectively, can be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Straub, Wolfgang Schneider, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Jurgen Banning, Markus Oechsle
  • Patent number: 5848756
    Abstract: A method and device for the winding up of a moving web of paper (9) on a reel spool (11), as large a part as possible of the developing wound roll (12) having a high degree of winding hardness (WH), characterized by the fact that a relatively soft intermediate layer is formed between the wound roll (12) of high winding hardness and the winding core (11). This is achieved in the manner that, during a short initial phase of the winding process, it is ensured that the winding hardness (WH) is relatively slight in the innermost layers of the wound roll (12), whereupon an immediate transition to a relatively high winding hardness (WH) is effected which is being substantially maintained during the rest of the winding-up process. Alternately, the relatively soft intermediate layer can also be created in the manner that the reel spool (11A-11D) has a soft covering (41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47) on a metal reel spool body (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Sollinger, Rudolf Beisswanger, Ulrich Schettler, Karl-Josef Boeck, Zygmunt Madrzak, Karl Rueck
  • Patent number: 5783044
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cleaning a moving transport belt in a papermaking machine, for instance a dry or wet wire belt or a felt belt, having at least one nozzle which can be directed against the transport belt for spraying the woven belt with liquid or gaseous fluid. A suction chamber 18 surrounds and cooperates with the cleaning nozzle (8), so that dirt and/or water mist detached by the nozzle jet (27) from the transport belt (4) or residual water are drawn into the suction chamber (18) and led away, avoiding dirtying or contamination of the nearby area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schneider, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Karlheinz Straub, Jurgen Banning, Markus Oechsle
  • Patent number: 5771603
    Abstract: A drying section for a paper making machine. The drying section includes a plurality of single-tier dryer groups, optionally followed by one or more double-tier groups. To control curl in the final paper product, a moistening device extending over the width of the drying section is provided near the end of the single-tier dryer groups. The moistening device can be divided into various zones to control the profile of the paper. Alternatively, or in addition to the moistening device, a contact-less dryer such as a infrared dryer can be provided after the dryer section, upstream of a calendar section of the paper making machine. The moistening device can be provided to moisten the bottom or, optionally, the top side of the paper web. Where a double-tier dryer group is provided, to control curl the upper drying cylinders and the lower cylinders can be provided with different steam pressures to control curl. Alternatively, each of the cylinders can be individually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermashinen GmbH
    Inventors: Gerard Kotitschke, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Markus Oechsle, Karlheinz Straub
  • Patent number: 5735060
    Abstract: In a drying section of a paper making machine, the paper web is conducted through a plurality of single tier dryer sections and then transferred to at least one final double tier dryer section for completing the drying process. The paper web is threaded through the open draw between the single tier dryer sections and the double tier dryer section and through the open draws between the lower cylinders and the upper cylinders in the double tier dryer section by use of air jets which blow at the paper web from opposite sides thereof. The air jets include at least one jet which blows in a direction generally opposite to that of the paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Erlfried Atzinger, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Gerhard Kotitschke, Hans Jurgen Wulz, Peter Kahl, Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 5688374
    Abstract: The present invention involves a headbox and manifold system for producing a multi-ply paper which includes a plurality of mixing systems for generation of stock suspension flows of differing concentrations and a distribution manifold for providing a different stock suspension for each of the plies. For at least one of the plies, two conduits or manifolds are used to carry stock suspensions of differing concentrations thereby permitting the adjustment of the concentration of the stock suspension used to form that ply. Each manifold is fixed to the support structure of the paper making machine and runs transverse to the machine direction. Each of the manifolds is in fluid communication with the movable headbox by means of flexible lines of equal length. After discharge from the flexible lines the stock suspensions are routed through turbulence generators before being discharged from the headbox through a slice nozzle to form a multi-ply paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Begemann, Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 5683509
    Abstract: Several embodiments of an apparatus for applying a liquid or pasty medium e.g. a coating medium onto a moving material web of paper or board are disclosed. All embodiments include a first flexible endless loop belt having an inner surface that passes in contact with a sliding surface of a concave pressing shoe and an outer surface which contacts and moves a web through a press nip. In some embodiments, there is an opposing roll rotating along with the endless belt through the nip. Various devices can apply liquid or pasty medium onto the surface of the belt or the surface of the opposing roll. In an alternate apparatus, there are two counter rotating flexible endless belts which form the press nip between them through which the web is guided. The belts are pressed against each other by elongate guiding surfaces of respective pressing shoes inside the loops of the belts. These embodiments provide a longer length nip in the web travel direction to avoid film splitting during coating of the material web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Sollinger, Chrisian Schiel
  • Patent number: 5647958
    Abstract: A wire part of a machine for the production of continuous fibrous material webs, especially a papermaking machine, includes two continuous wire belts which together form a twin-wire zone. At least one supporting element having a supporting surface is disposed in the region of the twin-wire zone. At least a part of the supporting surface provides a supporting region which supports a first wire belt on its inner surface and a second wire belt on its outer surface. At least one formation box is provided and is disposed in the supporting region. The formation box is designed in such a way that, in the region of the inner surface of the second wire belt in the formation box, pressure values can be adjusted from a reduced pressure to an excess pressure acting on the inner surface of the second wire belt. The formation box extends in the direction of movement of the wire part over at least a part of the supporting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Schmidt-Rohr, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Klaus Henseler, Klaus Esslinger
  • Patent number: 5639349
    Abstract: A method for improving the quality of multilayer and multiply papers in the wet section of a paper machine, wherein at least two stock suspensions of different quality are used for producing a paper web. The wire water removed through the paper machine wire is collected in separate vessels and recycled. At least the major part of a first stock suspension is dewatered through a first wire, while at least the major part of a second stock suspension is dewatered through a second wire. The wire water removed through each of the wires is collected, separately from the other wire water, and recycled to the stock suspension of the same layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Begemann, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Udo Grossmann, Dieter Egelhof
  • Patent number: 5609726
    Abstract: A multilayer headbox of a paper machine for producing a paper web with several layers having different properties, and an appropriate method therefor. In at least one first layer there is adjusted alone the fiber orientation cross profile and in at least one second layer there is adjusted alone the basis weight cross profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 5600897
    Abstract: In the initial region of the dryer section at least one of the dryer groups (23) is developed as a single-felt dryer group in which a single endless felt (F) and the web (9) travel alternately over cylinders (73) and guide suction rolls (73'). In the final region of the dryer section there is present at least one double-felt dryer group (24) in which a web (9) travels alternately over lower (74) and upper (74') cylinders. The single-felt group (23) has an automatic ropeless tail guide device (76, 79) for the threading of the so-called tail. In the double-felt dryer group (24) an automatic ropeless tail guide device (77, 78) is also present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Sollinger, Gerhard Kotitschke, Hans J. Wulz, Peter Kahl, Wolfgang Mueller
  • Patent number: 5562261
    Abstract: There is provided a coiling machine for coiling a continuous paper web having two large rolls that form a coil bed for uptake of a paper coil. The space bounded by the large rolls and the coil is formed as a pressure-tight chamber that has a compressed air connection. Particularly for the present invention, one of the two large rolls has a jacket that is essentially more intensely deformable than the jacket of the other roll and, thus, one large roll is softer than the other large roll. The upper vertex of the softer large roll is located lower than the upper vertex of the harder large roll. The web guidance is configured for one embodiment of the coiling machine such that the web is introduced from below, and between the two large rolls, to wind around the softer large roll. For another embodiment of the coiling machine, the web is introduced through a pressing gap between one of the large rolls and the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Beisswanger, Hans-Peter Sollinger
  • Patent number: 5557860
    Abstract: A drying section includes a plurality of single-tier dryer groups, optionally followed by one or more double-tier groups. To control curl in the final paper product, a moistening device extending over the width of the drying section is provided near the end of the single-tier dryer groups. The moistening device can be divided into various zones to control the profile of the paper. Alternatively, or in addition to the moistening device, a contact-less dryer such as a infrared dryer can be provided after the dryer section, upstream of a calender section of the paper making machine. The moistening device can be provided to moisten the bottom or, optionally, the top side of the paper web. Where a double-tier dryer group is provided, to control curl the upper drying cylinders and the lower cylinders can be provided with different steam pressures to control curl. Alternatively, each of the cylinders can be individually controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Kotitschke, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Markus Oechsle, Karlheinz Straub
  • Patent number: 5507918
    Abstract: The twin-wire former serves for the production of a web of paper or board. Two wire belts (endless wire loops 11 and 12) form a twin-wire zone with each other. Within the twin-wire zone, the one wire belt (12) travels over rigid ledges (28', 28) which are arranged spaced apart from each other on a water-removal box (18). Within the twin-wire zone, furthermore, the other wire belt (11) travels over several ledges (27) which lie opposite the rigid ledges (28), are supported by means of resilient elements (springs 24, pneumatic pressure cushions, or the like), and can be pressed with a selectable force against the other wire belt. Within one of the wire loops (for instance 11), bridging at least two of the ledges (27) present there, a closed wire support surface (9) is provided. A secondary headbox (10') can be arranged in front of the closed wire support surface (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Polifke, Franz Pisinger, Udo Grossmann, Sven-Ake Sahlin, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Dieter Egelhof, Christian Schiel, Thomas Zufle
  • Patent number: 5505006
    Abstract: A device for drying a running web, particularly a drying section of a paper manufacturing or processing machine. In the drying section, at least one drying cylinder, which can be heated and comes into contact with the web, is provided in each of successive cylinder groups. Each cylinder group has its own drive. At least one two-felt cylinder group is provided in which, the web runs in serpentine fashion alternately over upper cylinders, felted above, and lower cylinders, felted below. At least one additional cylinder group, provided with its own additional drive, is provided adjacent the two-felt cylinder group. Between the two-felt cylinder group and the additional cylinder group there is a free web path at which a tail-cutter is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Wulz, Wolfgang Mayer, Hans-Peter Sollinger, Dieter Herbig