Roll Strippers Patents (Class 100/174)
  • Patent number: 10620579
    Abstract: A cleaning blade is a contacting device abutting a photoconductor which is a rotating body. The cleaning blade includes a contacting member that abuts the photoconductor, a supporting member that supports the contacting member, and a holding member that holds the supporting member. The supporting member supports the contacting member in a part protruding from the holding member. The holding member includes an upper surface on the side where the contacting member abuts the photoconductor and a lower surface on the opposite side of the upper surface. The holding member holds the supporting member with a supporting region away from the tip portion to the read end side. It is possible to reduce the fluctuation of the contact pressure abutting the rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Noritoshi Hagimoto
  • Patent number: 9808824
    Abstract: An arrangement in a curtain coater for starting and stopping coating of a web, having a reservoir and a connected surface extending over the web toward the curtain to collect the coating as the coater moves over the web to start coating the web. A cover plate that swing around a cross-direction shaft connected to the cover plate. In one embodiment the shaft also moves in the machine direction. The cover plate is used to protect an leading edge of the collecting surface from being covered with coating and pivots to be cleaned with fluid which may be supply from the shaft. The cover plate is arranged so the fluid drain off the cover plate onto the collecting surface or reservoir. When clean, the cover plate is repositioned to protect an leading edge of the collecting surface during the next start or stop operation of coating the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: VALMET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Heikki Vatanen, Timo Nurmiainen
  • Patent number: 9757760
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spin coater for a device for the additive manufacture of an object, having a support that can be connected to the device in a rotable manner about a rotational axis; and a coating element that is coupled to the support and that is suitable for applying or leveling a powder layer on a plane in the device while the support is rotating, the plane running perpendicularly to the rotational axis. The coating element substantially maintains its orientation during the rotational movement of the support within a specified rotational range. The coating element does not substantially move in a longitudinal direction of the coating element during the rotational movement of the support within a specified rotational range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EOS Gmbh Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Thomas Halder, Axel Thoma
  • Patent number: 9623437
    Abstract: A die and a method for impregnating fiber rovings with a polymer resin are disclosed. The die includes a manifold assembly (220), an impregnation zone (250), and a gate passage (270). The manifold assembly (220) flows the resin therethrough, and includes a channel (222). The impregnation zone (250) is in fluid communication with the manifold assembly (220), and is configured to impregnate the roving with the resin. The gate passage (270) is between the manifold assembly (220) and the impregnation zone (250), and flows the resin from the manifold assembly (220) such that the resin coats the roving. The gate passage (270) includes a projection (300). The projection (300) is configured to diffuse resin flowing through the gate passage (270).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Timothy L. Tibor, Timothy A. Regan, Aaron H. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140041538
    Abstract: A compacting device is disclosed that is an at-home compactor for a variety of recyclable containers. The compacting device comprises a pair of opposing side units, wherein each of the opposing side units comprises a plurality of rollers secured together, creating a compacting zone. Typically, the plurality of rollers are secured together via a conveyor belt, and the surface of the conveyor belt would comprise a textured surface which creates friction to direct a recyclable container downward through the compacting zone. Furthermore, the compacting device comprises a storage unit for collecting the compacted recyclable containers, and a push component that assists with the downward movement of the recyclable containers through the compacting zone. The compacting device also comprises a selector component that funnels different types of recyclable containers into separate storage units, and a lid which acts to seal the contents of the compacting device and prevent leaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Vijay Parmar
  • Patent number: 7540235
    Abstract: A method for pressing together empty containers, especially drinks bottles or cans made of plastic, especially PET or tinplate, comprises a housing with a fill opening and an outlet, a cutting and pressing disposed in the housing, and a device for driving and controlling the cutting and pressing unit. The cutting and pressing unit contains at least two rollers whose axes of rotation are arranged at a distance from each other. Each roller has at least two sections. Adjacent sections along the same roller have different diameters. When the rollers are mounted, the sections having the larger diameter are offset relative to each other and the peripheral surfaces thereof partially overlap with each other, forming cutting disks whose peripheral surfaces have at least one groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: Hermann Schwelling
  • Patent number: 7399382
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a roll in a paper production plant has a doctor blade assigned to the surface of the roll. The doctor blade is mounted such that it can be pivoted with respect to the roll by two bearing journals that are aligned parallel to the axis of the roll. An actuating lever for pivoting the doctor blade is fixed to at least one of the two bearing journals. The bearing journal and the actuating lever are formed with mutually associated latching elements, by way of which the bearing journal and the actuating lever can be connected to each other in form-lock in different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventors: Klaus Bartelmuss, Heinz Bartelmuss
  • Patent number: 7340999
    Abstract: Calender and process for operating calender depending upon a desired surface quality, in which calender includes a plurality of nips located between end nips formed by replaceable rolls and end rolls. Process includes selectively guiding a web though several nips of calender and at least one end nip of calender, and when the web is selectively guided through the at least one end nip, selectively replacing the replaceable roll with one of a hard and a soft roll to form the at least one end nip with a hard roll and a soft roll or with two soft rolls. The replaceable roll being connectable to a temperature control device operated with a tempering capacity that depends on the type of the replaced roll. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Hinz, Josef Schneid, Thomas Koller
  • Patent number: 7013526
    Abstract: Equipment and a method for changing a blade which is intended to be placed in a blade holder (10) and which is preferably arranged as a flexible band (16). The equipment has reels (14, 15) for keeping the band (16) reeled and transfer devices (18) for moving the band (16) in the blade holder (10) between the reels (14, 15). The equipment includes guide devices (17) for guiding the band (16) from a reel (14, 15) to the blade holder (10) and vice versa. The guide devices (17) are arranged to turn the band (16) longitudinally to be essentially parallel to the blade holder (10). The closest guide member (20) of the guide members (20, 20?) belonging to the guide devices (17) is rotated to a position that essentially corresponds to the position of the blade holder (10) turned to the blade-changing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilkka Eskelinen, Ari Närhi, Harri Ruotsalainen
  • Patent number: 6458247
    Abstract: A loading arrangement in a paper machine doctor includes a blade carrier, a blade holder, and loading devices to turn the blade holder in relation to the blade carrier and thus to press the doctor blade against the surface to be doctored. The loading devices include at least one operating device including longitudinally arranged loading components and a pressure medium connection extending to each of the loading components to make the profile of the doctor blade conform to the surface to be doctored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyösti Uuttana
  • Patent number: 6153055
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for assisting in the release of a web from contact with the heated surface. The apparatus includes a material which is urged into contact with the heated surface upstream relative to the contact of the web to the heated surface. The material is devoid of metallic content and the arrangement is such that when the web contacts the heated surface downstream relative to the material, thermal energy is transferred from the surface to the web. The web is released from the heated surface subsequent to the transfer of the heat, such release being facilitated by the material being urged against the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Beloit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jere W. Crouse
  • Patent number: 6004468
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a solid-liquid material comprises a housing formed with a series of interconnected chambers defined by chamber walls with at least two drums mounted in series within the chambers. Each chamber receives one of the at least two drums for rotatable movement therein. Each chamber and the associated drum are dimensioned to define a region therebetween to retain the solid-liquid material. The regions of adjacent chambers communicate with each other to define a continuous passage from drum to drum through the apparatus. An inlet in the housing admits the solid-liquid material to the passage, and an outlet permits extraction of a processed solid-liquid material from the passage. Each drum rotates in a direction opposite to the adjacent drum to advance the solid-liquid material through the passage from drum to adjacent drum in a sinuous path such that the curvature of the solid-liquid material changes when passing from drum to adjacent drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Inventors: Adrian Barbulescu, Joana Barbulescu
  • Patent number: 5902456
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for dewatering pulp suspensions including a pair of cylindrical rotatable liquid-premeable press rolls forming a nip therebetween, so that the material suspension can pass between the nip to be dewatered and to form a material web, a pair of doctor blades disposed below the nip, each associated with one of the press rolls for removing the material web therefrom, and a sealed casing enclosing at least the upper portion of the pair of press rolls, the sealed casing including an inlet for the material suspension, and the pair of doctor blades being coupled together so that they are movable relative to the nip in order to alter the distance between the pair of doctor blades and the nip when the size of the nip is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Sunds Defibrator Industries AB
    Inventors: Ingemar Sundqvist, Bert Haggstrom, Olof Swardh
  • Patent number: 5855168
    Abstract: A sugar cane milling system for two roll or three roll crushing mill modules in tandem in which one or more of these mill modules is provided in addition and adjacent to it with at least one toothed feeder roller and with a juice drainer in the form of a scraper-cum-short deflector for feeding a compact mat of prepared cane/bagasse directly to the nip of the crushing rolls of the modules. The prepared cane mat is fed approximately at the same speed as the surface speed of the crushing mill rolls without sharp changes in direction. Superficial juice is separated out as the cane mat is fed. A pressurized juice extracting conveyor is provided for removing the extra unabsorbed juice as well as squeezing out the absorbed juice out of cush-cush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Inventor: Bhausaheb Bapurao Nikam
  • Patent number: 5826296
    Abstract: In a roll cleaning assembly devised to remove liquid material continuously from the cylindrical surface of a rotating roll, for example from a compression roll (3) in a coating machine, a blade holder (5) which releasably retains a doctor blade (7) is mounted on a rigid support member (4), and force is applied along the length of the doctor blade, to urge it into contact with the roll, by force means (13) mounted independently of the blade support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Crabtree of Gateshead Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Steven
  • Patent number: 5806136
    Abstract: A method and device in the operation of a doctor blade in a paper machine/board machine in which different quantities of lubricating medium are supplied into different areas in the longitudinal direction, i.e., along the width, of the doctor blade, independent of one another. A larger amount of lubricating medium is supplied into the area having the maximum extent of wear of the doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventor: Arvo Viertola
  • Patent number: 5768987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drum press comprising a device for clearing the inner surface of the drum or the outer surface of the roll. The drum is usable for instance for squeezing moist bark so as to make it suitable as a fuel. The drum press has a removing device placed at a distance from the drum or roll surface for removing material. The removing device is placed at a distance from the surface and on the surface there is provided a clearing device attached thereto. The present invention markedly reduces wear on the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Finbark Oy
    Inventor: Timo Tapio Saalasti
  • Patent number: 5758573
    Abstract: A paperboard carton piercing-crushing and recycle system and apparatus which includes a safety operated door which controls motor operated carton piercing and crushing rolls in order to crush paperboard cartons for disposal. The safety operated door is provided with a magnetic switch which controls two different timed electrical circuits. One circuit controls an electronic safety latch mechanism which prevents the carton disposal door from opening during operation of motor driven carton crushing rolls and one timed circuit operates the motor during the time that the electronic safety latch mechanism prevents the door from operating. When the motor circuit stops, the timer to the electronic safety latch mechanism releases the safety latch so that the door can be opened. Thus, the system is safe and will not operate if the carton disposal door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Donald E. Keeler, Michael Sinocchi, Richard J. Connor, Fred Karsa, Wilfred A. Cote
  • Patent number: 5705447
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning a recording material bearing member has a surface contacting with the recording material bearing member. The surface as a non-woven cloth including fibers having an average thickness of below 10 .mu.m and 70% or more of said fibers each has a thickness smaller than 10 .mu.m and a density of said fibers being in a range of 0.05-0.80 g/cm.sup.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takahiro Kubo
  • Patent number: 5456802
    Abstract: A vacuum/blowing sheave on the end of the lower calender roll of a papermaking machine threads a tissue web tail from a Yankee dryer to a take-up reel through the calender. The sheave is positioned adjacent to the outlet of the threader tube from the Yankee dryer, where the vacuum portion of the sheave picks up the tail and transports it towards the take-up reel. Upon transiting the closed nip of the calender, the tail is blown by a short blowing section on the sheave into the tube threader which leads to the take-up reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Beloit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Worcester
  • Patent number: 5417762
    Abstract: A blade mounting apparatus for a blade in a coater secures essentially the entire blade length. The coater provides a cross profile adjustment of a suspension flow. The blade mounting apparatus includes an adjustable thrust element engaging the blade along a line-shaped thrust contact area extending in a direction parallel to the longitudinal edge of the blade. The position of the contact area of the adjustable thrust element is variably adjustable, with local limitation, for providing cross profile adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Sieberth
  • Patent number: 5349901
    Abstract: Oil filter elements are processed to be substantially free of oil and thus contamination by passage through a series of counterrotating nip rolls which squeeze the filter element media and carry the separated oil circularly to be doctored off opposite the nip and collected for recycle separate from the filter element media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1994
    Inventors: Charles Brittain, Gilbert Ross, Jack D. Brittain
  • Patent number: 5333951
    Abstract: A mixing machine including a frame; a first roller rotatably supported by the frame; a second roller rotatably supported by the frame in a position parallel to the first roller and closely adjacent thereto so as to facilitate compression of material therebetween; a rotary drive mounted for reciprocating movement on the frame in a direction substantially parallel to the first roller; and a reciprocating drive for producing the reciprocating movement of the rotary drive. Also included is a mixing roller operatively coupled to the rotary drive so as to be rotated thereby, the curling roller including an outer end disposed for movement with the rotary drive means along a path closely adjacent to the first roller and extending between outer and inner surface portions thereof so as to move material on said first roller from the outer portion thereof toward the inner portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Toyo Sekkei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsumi Wakoh
  • Patent number: 5174862
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polishing doctor blade for resurfacing the surface of a metal calendering roll while in operation, comprising a working surface containing diamond abrasive particles harder than the surface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: S. D. Warren Company
    Inventors: Gregory H. Hale, Abbott W. Mosher, John O. H. Peterson, Douglas A. Quist
  • Patent number: 5138740
    Abstract: In a pull through doctor blade transfer system, the blade ends are slotted at their working edges. The slots are arranged and configured to accept complimentarily shaped portions of a connecting link used to detachably connect the trailing end of a spent or worn blade to the leading end of a fresh blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: Thermo Electron-Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Goodnow, Robert A. Reid
  • Patent number: 5095815
    Abstract: A device is provided for releasing cans clinging to an outer wall surface of a crushing roller and/or an inner wall surface of a tubular drum in a can crushing apparatus. To remove cans adhered to the roller, a scraping mechanism is adjustably mounted on a support arm of the can crushing apparatus. To remove cans from the inner wall surface of the tubular drum, a second scraping mechanism is adjustably mounted on a support of the can crushing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Haybuster Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Mark B. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 5081857
    Abstract: A method for cold rolling a strip is wherein brushing roll are provided to both the work rolls and the back up rolls of the temper mill, to remove particles from the surface of the rolls of the mill and suction ducts adjacent to the brushing rolls transport the foreign objects out of the mill system. The sucking speed at the duct is at least 5 m/sec., and preferably 8 m/sec. The length of the bristle is from 15 to 60 mm, the diameter thereof being from 0.15 mm to 1.0 mm, and the material thereof is selected from a group of nylon, propyrene, or a the mixture thereof. The density of the bristle with respect to the peripheral surface area of the brushing rolls for the work roll is from 55 to 85% by area. Abrasive grains with a grain size of #300 to #1200 are incorporated in the brush of said brushing roll which enhance the brushing ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: NKK Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Matsui, Shuichi Iwato, Shuji Kaneto, Takami Kubo, Masayuki Yamazaki, Shigeru Moriyama
  • Patent number: 5007132
    Abstract: In a pull through doctor blade transfer system wherein a coiled blade is payed off one rotatable reel while simultaneously being taken up on another rotatable reel, with an intermediate portion of the blade between the reels being supported in a blade holder arranged to apply the blade to a moving surface to be doctored, each reel is driven by a hydraulic motor. In operation, hydraulic fluid discharged from the motor driving the take up reel is fed to the motor connected to the pay off reel. This fluid is pumped to a high pressure by blade induced rotation of the pay off motor, thus creating a braking torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Thermo-Electron Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Reid, Ronald F. Goodnow
  • Patent number: 4986178
    Abstract: Holding arrangement for a device directed against a linearly adjustable roll, such as a doctor blade, blowing device or similar. On a holding arrangement for a device for surface treatment of the roll shell, directed against a linearly adjustable roll, where the roll is endways mounted through a bearing housing each in a machine frame, where for each bearing housing a cylinder/piston unit is provided for displacement of the roll, and where the roll is removable from the machine frame together with the bearing housings, a holder plate is arranged between the bearing housing and the piston of the cylinder/piston unit, which holder plate is connected with a support bearing for the device for surface treatment of the roll shell. Available is thus a holding arrangement of the categorial type which relative to the roll is well adjustable, which need not be lifted off as the roll contacts the opposite roll and which overall can be so integrated that it remains on the machine frame as the roll is lifted off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Hafner, Christian Schiel
  • Patent number: 4919756
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for adjusting the impact angle of a doctor blade are provided to at least partially offset negative effects of doctor blade wear. For example and not by way of limitation, in papermaking machines for making creped tissue paper, a negative effect of progressive doctor blade wear is progressive diminution of machine-direction tensile strength of the paper, all other operating factors being constant. That is, machine-direction tensile strength of the paper is inversely related to doctor blade wear which wear is, generally speaking, directly related to operating time. This progressive lessening of the paper's machine-direction tensile strength can be at least partially offset or compensated for by adjusting the impact angle of the doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Albert H. Sawdai
  • Patent number: 4919824
    Abstract: Solid particles with entrained liquid are removed from a filtration tank and deposited on a chute inlet to a pair of rollers. One roller is pressed toward the opposite roller such that the solid particles pass through the nip of the rollers and the liquid is squeezed therefrom. The solid particles are scraped from the rollers on the outlet side of the deliquifier for collection. The liquid is collected on the inlet side of the rollers for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Henry Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Creps, Matthew O. Kelley
  • Patent number: 4802928
    Abstract: A doctor blade assembly has a doctor blade supported in a blade holder. The blade has a projecting front edge adapted to be placed in contact with a moving surface to be doctored, and a rear edge adapted to be received in the blade holder. The blade is preloaded in a manner such that tensile stresses are induced in the front edge thereof. The level of such tensile stresses is below the yield strength of the blade material, yet high enough to prevent compressive stresses from developing at the blade front edge as a result of heat being generated by frictional contact between the blade and the moving surface being doctored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Thermo Electron-Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold E. Dunlap
  • Patent number: 4765550
    Abstract: A juice extracting mill roll is provided with a plurality of juice channels connected with a plurality of juice inlet passages. The juice inlet passages have a longer dimension in an axial direction and a shorter dimension in a circumferential direction. Each juice inlet passage has a passage extension projecting into the juice channel to form a juice trap. Alternatively, a juice trap can be formed with each juice inlet passage intersecting the respective juice channel at a leading or lagging portion of the juice channel relative to the direction of rotation of the roll, and the opposite lagging or leading portion of the juice channel being shut off from the juice inlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventor: Irving C. Chen
  • Patent number: 4735688
    Abstract: For the purpose of cleaning the doctor blade of a roller of a paper mill, a blade scraping device mounted upon an end of the frame retaining the doctor blade, the device having spring loaded scraping jaws between which the blade is drawn upon being withdrawn from its operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Inventors: Albert J. Schwab, Altin J. Olson
  • Patent number: 4691406
    Abstract: A doctoring apparatus employs a doctor blade having a length greater than the face length of the surface being doctored. A blade holder applies an intermediate portion of the blade to the doctored surface. The blade is movable longitudinally through the blade holder, and has continuing portions extending beyond the ends of the holder. At least one clamp acts on one of the continuing blade portions. The clamp is adjustable between a closed setting preventing relative movement between it and the blade, and the open setting permitting such relative movement. A drive reciprocates either the blade holder or the clamp in one direction when the clamp is closed and in the opposite direction when the clamp is opened, thereby causing the blade to move incrementally in one direction across the surface being doctored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Thermo Electron-Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Goodnow, Robert A. Reid
  • Patent number: 4609110
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for the separation of seeds from seed-containing fruit rag or the like, particularly the separation of seeds from citrus fruit rag, which essentially consists of seeds, seed sacks and membranes to which the seeds adhere, and of albedo, and wherein the efficient separation of seeds enables the economical processing utilization of the separated seeds and of the fruit rag for further commercial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: General Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Marvin Schulman, Richard B. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 4436027
    Abstract: In a roll baling machine having a floor roller and a bale forming apron, a stripper bar is provided to remove crop material from the floor roller and thereby minimize the amount of crop material lost between the floor roller and the apron while baling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1984
    Assignee: Sperry Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Freimuth, Willis R. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4359799
    Abstract: A composite doctor blade assembly includes a length of steel strip 21, forming the doctor blade, and a similar but narrower back-up blade 22. The strips 21, 22 are clamped between a resiliently flexible carrier strip 23 and an arched resilient strip 24 held together under tension by ties 25 passing through apertures 23a, 24a. To make the blade assembly longitudinally flexible, the apertures are elongated.The plate 23 is clamped in a holder between an intermediate element 11 and a bottom element 12 with the interposition of an interchangeable cylindrical packing element 13. The top element 14 is channel shaped to provide extra rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1982
    Inventor: Ake A. Boose
  • Patent number: 4285090
    Abstract: In combination, a cylindrical cold pressure fusing roller for an electrophotocopying machine and a section of wire helically strung across the surface of the cold pressure fusing roller for removing electrostatic toner particles from the cylindrical surface of the cold pressure fusing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Jurkowski
  • Patent number: 4281434
    Abstract: Apparatus for cleaning the surface of a rotating roller (1). First and second cleaning blades (8, 9) each have an edge extending axially across the surface of the roller and adjacent thereto, the edges being parallel and directed against the direction of rotation of the roller. The edge of the second blade (9) is disposed behind the edge of the first blade (8) relative to the direction of rotation. Means are provided for causing relative movement of the blades to reverse the disposition of the edges and cause the edge of the blade (9) to scrape that surface of the blade (8) which faces towards the roller. During such movement the blade (9) is moved so that its edge contacts the roller to keep a constant cleaning action. The edge of blade (8) scrapes the surface of blade (9) as the blades return to their original disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Crosrol Limited
    Inventor: Lawrence G. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 4281623
    Abstract: A couple of copy sheet stripping members are provided for scraping away a copy sheet adhered strictly to one of two rollers which are driven to fix images of an original document on the copy sheet in pressure engagement. At least one of the copy sheet stripping members is secured removably from the roller while the copy sheet is not transferred out of the rollers. The copy sheet stripping member becomes pressed against the roller in accordance with the transferring of the copy sheet which is detected by a sensing means. The copy sheet stripping member is free of residue attached on the roller because the period of time where the engagement between the roller and the copy sheet stripping member is kept is very short. The other copy sheet stripping member can be further disposed to assure both the scrape of the copy sheet and the removal of the residue on the roller, the copy sheet stripping member being continuously pressed against the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tutomu Kato, Susumu Houjyo
  • Patent number: 4265705
    Abstract: In a paper making machine, apparatus for cleaning a doctor blade which extends across a roll of the paper making machine in the cross-machine direction includes a frame mounted for oscillating movement over the length of the doctor blade, which frame is driven by drive apparatus preferably in the form of an air cylinder whose piston is coupled to the frame to oscillate the same and a blade cleaning brush carried by the frame in a manner such that the brush engages the doctor blade to clean the same as the frame is oscillated by the drive apparatus. The brush preferably comprises a rotatable, disc-shaped brush equipped with an air motor for rotating the same. The present invention provides the capability of cleaning the doctor blades of paper machines without necessitating interruption of the machine operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Valmet Oy
    Inventor: Markku Pyykkonen
  • Patent number: 4206528
    Abstract: A doctor for a papermaking machine comprising a blade holder carrying a doctor blade and a pressure plate bearing against the doctor blade, the pressure plate and/or the doctor blade being formed of a multiplicity of short contiguous sections, with or without links connecting the sections together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Vickerys Limited
    Inventor: David B. Klemz
  • Patent number: 4171552
    Abstract: Pile squeezing apparatus with pile squeezing rollers between which a fiber strip can pass. Each of two stripping blades is associated with one of the pile squeezing rollers. The stripping blades is brought into pressure contact by an adjusting device, with the cylindrical surfaces of the pile squeezing rollers along their entire length. These stripping blades are listed from the rollers, and each stripping blade is movable back and forth parallel to the axis of its associated pile squeezing roller. Holders of the stripping blades are fastened to a common connecting element which is driven pneumatically. This connecting element is driven at a stroke of predetermined amplitude and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Trutzschler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ferdinand Leifeld
  • Patent number: 4092916
    Abstract: A controlled-deflection roll having a stationary roll support or carrier and a tubular roll shell rotatable about the stationary roll support. The tubular roll shell bears upon the roll support or carrier through the intermediary of at least one bearing or support element. The roll shell is provided at its ends with guide members which are rotatably mounted in the roll shell and which are guided on the roll support in the direction of the pressing or contact movement or the disengaging or lift-off movement of the roll shell. The controlled-deflection roll is provided with a scraper device equipped with a scraper blade which, during operation, is in contact with the surface of the roll shell, and the scraper device is secured to the guide members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Escher Wyss Limited
    Inventors: Christoph Link, Wolf-Gunter Stotz