Abstract: A sheet inverter having two spaced apart sheet transport units and a rotation device, the rotation device supporting the sheet transport units in a rotatable manner about a common axis of rotation, the sheet transport units each includes at least one transport element, which provides a direction of transport that extends parallel to the axis of rotation; and a controllable drive unit for driving the transport element. The rotation device moves the sheet transport units in an alternating manner between an input position and an output position, wherein the sheet transport unit in the input position is aligned with a transport unit arranged upstream to the sheet inverter and the sheet transport unit in the output position is aligned with a transport unit arranged downstream from the sheet inverted.
October 25, 2013
Date of Patent:
June 16, 2015
Eastman Kodak Company
Detlef Schulze-Hagenest, Alexander Hubertus Klang
Abstract: A machine for automatically producing a mattress border with handles sewn to the border material. Border material is pre-fed from a selected spool, screened for splice avoidance and measured. Handle material is fed from a selected spool mounted in a multiple handle material spool magazine mounted on rails, fed into a handle folding assembly, and cut to length. Ends of the handle material are folded under by the handle folding assembly and the handle then transferred in a folded condition from the handle folding assembly to a correct position on the border material. A double frame handle press holds each folded end of the handle material in place as each end is maneuvered under a sewing head needle to apply a stitch pattern to secure the folded ends to the border material. The double frame handle press is translated separately from the carriage assembly which travels in the sew pattern, to position the other end of the handle under the sewing needle.
March 19, 2001
Date of Patent:
June 4, 2002
Preston B. Dasher, Elvin C. Price, John S. Chamlee, Clifton R. Howell, Van H. Nguyen, Danny V. Murphy, Ezekiel T. Hill
Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically cutting notches at specific locations on a web which are separated by predetermined lengths which are the outer dimensions of a pillowtop mattress. The web is pulled through a sewing station with a traction drive. Slack is induced in the web downstream of the traction drive. Predetermined lengths are drawn out of the slack bin in a single motion through a linear measuring device. A knife disposed in close proximity to the measuring device cuts the notches at the specific locations and subsequently severs the notched portion from the remainder of the web.