Member Opposed To Work Back-up Patents (Class 118/119)
  • Patent number: 10480127
    Abstract: An illustrative lubricant applicator includes a body comprising an inner surface defining a lumen, an outer surface, and a connector fluidly connected to the lumen. The connector is configured to receive a lubricating fluid and convey the lubricating fluid to the lumen. A plurality of openings connects the lumen to the outer surface of the body. The lubricant applicator is configured for connection to a coater blade at a position such that the plurality of openings are configured to deliver the lubricant to an edge region of paper and a backing drum during coating of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Kari O. Lahtonen
  • Patent number: 10022508
    Abstract: A method for filling a plurality of microdepressions in a major surface of a web with finely divided powder in which the web is fed continuously to and through a powder filling stage including a driven roller. A method of manufacturing an elongate carrier with microdepressions containing finely divided powder comprising steps filling a plurality of microdepressions in a major surface of a web as described, removing from upper surface of the web excess powder not filled within the microdepressions and remaining on areas of the surface between the depressions, and optionally slitting and/or cutting the web in width and/or length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Inventors: Peter D. Hodson, Matthew J. Wilby
  • Patent number: 9999898
    Abstract: There is provided an applicator that applies a coating liquid onto the upper surface of a web, and an application method which are capable of sufficiently enhancing the evenness of a coating surface. The applicator includes: a bar which rotates while coming into contact with the upper surface of the continuously travelling web via the coating liquid; and a barrier plate which is provided on an upstream side of the bar in a travelling direction of the web and allows the coating liquid to flow in a direction toward the web between the barrier plate and the bar, in which, when a distance between the barrier plate and an end edge portion of the bar, which is closest to the barrier plate, is referred to as A and a distance between the barrier plate and the web is referred to as B, A is 0.5 mm to 5 mm, B is 0.5 mm to 5 mm, and B?A is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akifumi Kato, Takanori Sato, Manabu Hashigaya, Takahiro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9927339
    Abstract: A connector, an associated dynamic testing system and method for testing rock bolts or rock anchors in situ. The connector is attached to a rock bolt/anchor and supports a hanging load via a shaft. The connector has a body of two halves retaining upper first and lower second connectors having respective curved surfaces. Each of the two halves has a curved inner surface allowing limited relative rotational movement of the first and second connectors relative to the two halves when a load is applied. A load cell and accelerometer register the load applied to the rock bolt/anchor through the connector and any resulting movement of the rock bolt/anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Bradley Darlington, Marten Bjorn Karlsson, Mieczyslaw Rataj
  • Patent number: 9869061
    Abstract: A metering rod assembly including a body for accommodating a metering rod insert and configured to clamp the metering rod and/or metering rod insert without the use of an auxiliary clamping device, such as a pressure tube or the like. A rod bed insert is supported in a tapered channel of a body whereby a clamping action is created during use. In another embodiment, the body includes a hinge portion that facilitates relative rotation between upper and lower jaws to create a clamping action during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Buschman Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Westlake Buschman, Westlake David Buschman
  • Patent number: 9828180
    Abstract: A fabric carcass defines the base of a conveyor belt. A first polymer is coated or otherwise disposed over an exterior side of the fabric carcass to cure with a first layer thickness. The first polymer may be a polyvinyl chloride resin with a plasticizer additive to provide an added robustness to belt at a relatively low cost. Due to deterioration that may occur when certain polyvinyl chloride resins are used as the exterior surface of the conveyor belt, a second polymer is disposed over the cured layer of polyvinyl chloride to define an exterior surface that is configured for resiliently interfacing with a die press of a cutting or stamping station. The second polymer may be a polyester to provide improved resiliency and an exterior surface with better durability than the first polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: UniBand USA, LLC
    Inventor: Franco Milco Marchetti
  • Patent number: 8286577
    Abstract: A dosing device for the application of a coating mix (6) onto a running web, in particular a paper or paperboard web (1), which device comprises a rod (8) that is supported revolvingly over its entire length in a rod cradle (12), and a pressing device (13) acting on the rod cradle and producing a pressure of the rod onto the web (1) and onto the holding-on device (2, 17, 15) of the web, the rod (8) being provided with a wear resistant surface coating (15) with a hardness of about 10 to about 100 according to Shore A. The invention also relates to methods of using said rod, and to said revolving rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mattssonforetagen I Uddevalla Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Tore Eriksson, Hakan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8252380
    Abstract: A method in connection with coating, comprising a running web (8) arranged to be coated with a coating mix (11), coating means (1) arranged in connection with said web (8), a coating surface (6, 7) at the coating means (1) and arranged in contact with said web (8) to dose said coating mix (11), and said coating means (1) being provided with at least a first coating surface (6) and a second coating surface (7), in such a way that it is possible at said running web (8) to switch between the one (6) and the other (7) surfaces while at least one of said surfaces (6, 7) is in an active contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Mattssonforetagen I Uddevalla Akttiebolag
    Inventor: Håkan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 7947152
    Abstract: Doctor blade for the paper industry, comprising a scraping plate (1) and holding means (p) for the scraping plate which in turn are held by a frame (a) the ends of which are securely fastened (2) by two fastening points (pf) to a stationary structure (f), characterized in that it comprises: a) mechanical means for adjustable fastening (3) between at least one end (2) of the frame and the stationary structure (f) in such a way that the distance (d) between the two fastening points (pf) can be varied by the user; and b) means for incorporating an additional mass (5) in adjustable quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Jose Joaquin Amonarriz Azcolain, Jose Miguel Echeberria Giocoechea
  • Patent number: 7785668
    Abstract: A doctor method and apparatus is disclosed and includes a doctor roll (12) supported in a coater (1) suitable for applying coating to a paper web surface or a roll surface (4) for subsequent transfer to the paper web. The doctor includes a doctor roll (12), a support (11) for the doctor roll (12), a front support (3) for holding the roll support (11) and a rear support or retainer (18) cooperates with and helps stabilize the support (11) and doctor roll (12). The present invention minimizes the variation moving of the doctor roll (12) has on the coating on the moving surface (4), be it web or roll, and thus can improve coating quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventor: Wayne A. Damrau
  • Patent number: 7351289
    Abstract: A device for applying a liquid to pasty medium to a moving surface, the moving surface in the case of direct application being the surface of a paper, board or other fibrous web. In the case of indirect application the moving surface being the surface of a transfer element which transfers the application medium to the surface of the fibrous web. The device includes an applicator for applying the medium and a doctor device arranged downstream in the running direction of the moving surface for doctoring off and/or equalizing the medium applied to the moving surface. In order to collect excess medium that has not remained on the moving surface and/or has not reached the latter, a flexible collecting part covering the interspace between applicator and doctor device is provided, which extends transversely with respect to the running direction of the moving surface and parallel to the applicator and the doctor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Grabscheid, Martin Kustermann, Stefan Reich, Eckard Wozny, Manfred Ueberschaer
  • Patent number: 7332033
    Abstract: A doctor bed is provided for holding a circularly cylindrical metering rod, including a housing of a homogenous material, which is designed with a cross section at right angles to the cylinder longitudinal axis of the metering rod and has a circularly cylindrical recess which surrounds the metering rod with a form fit over at least 180°. The doctor bed is arranged on a machine processing a moving material web, there being arranged on the housing, in the region of the recess, at least one groove running parallel to the cylinder longitudinal axis of the metering rod. A wiping strip is arranged detachably between the metering rod and the doctor bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Henninger, Horst Kaipf, Martin Schaubmaier, Michael Heitzinger, Ruediger Keinberger
  • Patent number: 7241701
    Abstract: A method and a furnace are provided for the vapor phase deposition of components onto semiconductor substrates. The main flow direction of the process gases can be varied or reversed by the furnace in the course of the method. This prevents temperature and concentration inhomogeneities of the process gas within the furnace, and permits the components to be uniformly deposited onto the semiconductor substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Ioannis Dotsikas
  • Patent number: 7059811
    Abstract: A cutting tool coated with diamond in which diamond is coated as a film on a substrate having a step 15 to 500 ?m in height in the vicinity of a cutting edge on the rake surface and/or the flank surface. Only the diamond film in the vicinity of the cutting edge can be polished first, without polishing the film of the diamond formed centrally of the rake surface and/or the flank surface. This enables the maximum effect (sharpening of the cutting edge and prevention of welding formation at cutting edge) to be realized with the necessary minimum polishing (with a decreased polishing removal), without setting special conditions and which is suited as a finishing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Okamura, Satoshi Iio
  • Patent number: 7022380
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for coating a traveling paper web includes a coater head. The coater head includes an inlet for receiving fresh coating material which is introduced into a mixing chamber. A looped flow path is established within the coater head which includes a feed channel extending from the mixing chamber and leading into a coating chamber where one portion of the coating material proceeds in the direction of the rotating backing roll. The aqueous slurry of coating material near the downstream end of the coating chamber enters a recirculation channel from which it is directed through a plurality of flow metering orifices back into the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignees: Metso Paper, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    Inventors: Xuekui Lan, Brian J. George
  • Patent number: 6946031
    Abstract: A rod for a coating device, used when a continuously-running body is coated with a coating solution, includes: a columnar base material; and an abrasion-resistant coating formed on a circumferential surface of the base material. When a friction coefficient between the coating and the body is represented by ?, a Vickers hardness of the coating is represented by Hv, a thermal expansion coefficient of the base material is represented by ?1×10?6/° C., a thermal expansion coefficient of the coating is represented by ?2×10?6/° C., and a film thickness of the coating is represented by t ?m, ? and Hv satisfy a predetermined relational expression, and/or ?1, ?2 and t satisfy another predetermined relational expression. Specifically, Hv>1500×?2+1200 and/or |?1??2|<3/(t?4)+7. The invention provides a process for producing a rod, for a coating device, on which an abrasion-resistant coating is formed on a base material to have a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Oshima
  • Patent number: 6911085
    Abstract: Doctor blade dosing systems for devices used for coating material webs, particularly paper or paperboard webs, exist that have a doctor blade rod, which serves as a dosing element while being held inside a slot of a doctor blade bed that, in turn, is mounted in a support that can be fastened inside the frame of the system. According to the disclosure, the doctor blade rod has a diameter of less than 25 mm. The doctor blade bed is inserted in removable manner into a slot of the support situated on the face thereof. The ratio of the cross-sectional area (measured in mm2) of the doctor blade to the diameter (measured in mm) of the doctor blade rod is less than 60 mm, preferably less than 30 mm. The support is made of a plastic material and is shaped like a clamp having at least one rearward extending clamp limb and one joint location, whereby the holding slot that accommodates the doctor blade bed forms the clamp mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Horst Sprenger GmbH
    Inventor: Reinhard Knop
  • Patent number: 6827785
    Abstract: In a device for depositing coating material with the manufacture of coated and/or impregnated sheet formations the thickness of the coated sheet formation is monitored with two metering rollers (11, 13) rotating against the sheet formation. The distance measurement between the contact surfaces (12, 14) of the metering rollers (11, 13) is carried out by way of measuring surfaces (16, 18) concentric to the metering rollers (11, 3) which have a smaller diameter (d1) than the contact surfaces (12, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Solipat AG
    Inventor: Andreas Ulli
  • Patent number: 6815008
    Abstract: A bar coating apparatus includes a coating bar for contacting an object to be coated, which object is conveyed in a constant direction, so as to apply a coating solution to and remove excess coating solution from the object to be coated, a weir member for forming a bead of the coating solution between the object to be coated and the coating bar, the weir member being disposed upstream of the coating bar in a direction in which the object to be coated is conveyed, a pressing member for pressing the object to be coated from a side thereof opposite from the coating bar, the pressing member being disposed near the coating bar; and a moving device for moving the pressing member in a thickness direction of the object to be coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ichikawa, Go Nishino, Nobuyoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 6790280
    Abstract: A cradle for a spreading device, such as a rotatable rod, to which a spreading organ to be pressed against a movable surface has been attached. The cradle is fastened to a holder, and a gasket is provided between the cradle and the holder (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper Inc.
    Inventor: Markku Lummila
  • Patent number: 6786972
    Abstract: A method and arrangement using the drive device of a rod coating station to carry axial forces, in which the drive device includes at least a telescopic articulated shaft, at the first end of which is a changeable grooved rod and at the opposite end of which is the shaft of the drive motor. The rotation of the rod creates an axial force, which is cancelled by a counterforce from the articulated shaft side, which is brought to the end of the rod. The counterforce is brought to the rod through the articulated shaft from the drive motor side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Pekka Koskela, Olli Koivisto, Ari Rantanen
  • Patent number: 6471776
    Abstract: An apparatus applies a coating composition consisting of a resin and fine abrasive particles like corundum particles, to a paper web by feeding the composition to the paper web as it loops around a guide roller to a metering roller juxtaposed with the guide roller. The coating composition, which may develop stripes, is then equalized with a structured roller engaging the paper-web pass leaving the guide roller and formed with at least one thread-like structuring element which may be followed by or preceded by a doctor blade arrangement or a smooth-surfaced roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Vits Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Gisbert Krossa, Walter Müller, Ernst Klas
  • Patent number: 6464783
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a prepreg in which a reinforcing substrate is impregnated with a thermosetting matrix resin. In the method, the reinforcing substrate is moved in a traveling direction. The thermosetting matrix resin is supplied to an outer circumferential surface of a transferring roller. The thermosetting matrix resin which substantially contains no solvent and which is in. a molten state is transferred from the outer circumferential surface of the transferring roller to a first surface of a reinforcing substrate while the reinforcing substrate moves. The thermosetting matrix resin which is transferred to the first surface is forced to permeate through the reinforcing substrate by pressing at least one pressing roller on the thermosetting matrix resin transferred to the first surface while the reinforcing substrate moves. The reinforcing substrate impregnated with the thermosetting matrix resin is heated to semi-cure the thermosetting matrix resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Hamabe, Hiroshi Harada, Noriaki Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Mori, Toshihiro Yaji, Yoshinori Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 6413314
    Abstract: Known doctor rods (1) used as dosing elements in coating devices have a cylindrical steel base body on whose cover surface a chromium or ceramic layer of hard material is applied. According to the invention, the cracks and craters in the layer of hard material are closed by a joint which is produced by means of an ion implantation process, by the hard material reacting with the ions applied in a plasma. The improved doctor rods have a longer service life than known doctor rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Jagenberg Papiertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Rückert, Ulrich Schoof
  • Patent number: 6406574
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a vinyl-backed carpet is described wherein the carpet is assembled in a single continuous finishing line. The method includes the application of a vinyl plastisol reinforcing layer directly to the back of unfinished woven or tufted carpet material. The method allows the use of a thinner vinyl layer that results in savings in material, processing steps, and energy required for curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings, Inc.
    Inventors: Wallace J. Hammel, Paul D. Evans, Jr., Dan E. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 6319320
    Abstract: A coating machine for the application of a coating medium onto a moving surface includes a counter-force generating device which generates a counter force that opposes the force generated by a load device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Benjamin Méndez-Gallon
  • Patent number: 6312520
    Abstract: Coating blade for applying coating material onto a travelling web (41), particularly coating liquid onto a travelling paper web, comprising a steel band (3), which, along the edge section (7) intended to engage the web (41), is provided with a wear-resistant coating (5). Said coating is constituted by a material which has a hardness according to Shore A of from about 30 to about 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: BTG Källe Inventing AB
    Inventors: Tore Eriksson, Håkan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 6306461
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a paper or a paper board web, comprising spreading coating mix having a solids content of 55-75% on the surface of the web with a nozzle applicator, levelling and metering the spread coating mix on the surface of the web by a doctor element capable of producing a high hydrodynamic force on the coating layer between the doctor element and the web, the doctor element being located downstream of the applicator so that the dwell time between the spreading of the coating mix to the metering is 72-2400 ms. The web speed is preferably 100-1000 m/s. A good smoothness and coverage is achieved by this method due to long dwell time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventors: Mika Leino, Stig Renvall, Stefan Kuni, Petri Paloviita
  • Patent number: 6203615
    Abstract: A device for leveling and/or metering of a layer of liquid or viscous coating medium that has been applied to a moving background includes a leveling and/or metering element, at least one power component for positioning of the leveling and/or metering element against the background, and a power transfer device through which the at least one power component acts upon the leveling and/or metering element. The at least one power component acts upon the power transfer device through at least one spring arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Münch
  • Patent number: 6162489
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a striped coating on a continuously moving strip are provided, in which the apparatus has a smoothing device including a doctor roll forming a nip with the strip. A stationary partition means is provided, which divides the nip into nip lengths, and upstream of the smoothing device is a means to deposit coating materials on the strip for delivery into the respective nip lengths at predetermined rates. The deposit means maintains a bead of coating material in each nip length and a stripe of coating material is formed on the strip from coating material escaping the respective nip length as the strip passes through the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: BHP Steel (JLA) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Udo Wolfgang Buecher, Trevor James Horton, Mark John Davies
  • Patent number: 6159289
    Abstract: A doctoring device for an apparatus designed to apply a liquid or viscid medium onto a moving base surface includes a metering unit having a coater rod and a coater rod bed. The metering unit is attached to the support beam and is positioned so that it can be pressed against the base surface. A pressure-elastic support arrangement is disposed between the coater beam and the coater rod bed. The coater rod bed is supported pressure-elastically by the support beam via the support arrangement in at least two support directions that are perpendicular to each other. The spring rate of the support arrangement is adjustable in at least one of the support directions. A preferred support arrangement includes pressure hoses which are assigned to each of the two support directions. The pressures in these hoses can be adjusted, independently from each other, to a pre-determined level via a pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Kurtz, Harald Hess, Christoph Henninger
  • Patent number: 6123770
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a paper web in which a coating mix is applied onto a paper web using an applicator unit which forms a linear mechanical force on the web against a first backing surface situated on the back side of the web. The coating mix applied onto the web is doctored using a doctor unit acting against a second backing surface. The speed of at least one of the backing surfaces is independently controlled relative to the speed of the first backing surface and the web speed in order to attain control of the tensile stress of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Koskinen, Vilho Nissinen
  • Patent number: 6099909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method and device for coating a size-press roll, paper or board or a corresponding moving base. The coating device comprises a revolving coating bar which rests against the moving base and extends across the machine width. The coating bar is supported in a cradle substantially over its entire length and is a large-diameter grooved bar fitted against the moving base. The coating bar spreads and smoothes a coating agent onto the moving base. The coating agent is introduced into the coating device in advance of the coating bar in the running direction of the moving base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Rauno Rantanen, Hannu Korhonen, Markku Lummila, Timo Lintula
  • Patent number: 6068701
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying adhesive to the flutes of corrugated board to bond a face thereto. An applicator roll is provided with a uniform thin coating of adhesive by a flexible bar urged toward the surface of the applicator roll. A rider roll is provided adjacent the applicator roll and at the same height to form a vertical space for passage of the board therebetween so that the amount of glue applied to the tip of the flutes is directly proportional to the speed of the applicator roll. The space between the applicator roll and the rider roll is precisely controlled to minimize the amount of crush or deformation of the flutes during the application of the adhesive thereto. The dwell time in which the flutes are in contact with the adhesive layer on the applicator roll is reduced by minimizing the size of the rider roll and wrapping the face substantially around the rider roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Assignee: Kohler Coating Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert B. Kohler, Sivaram A. Krishnayya
  • 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: 5980634
    Abstract: A flexible blade is used as a metering device by being inserted at a nip formed between a radiused profile portion of a fixed, rigid loading element and a substrate roll. The flexible blade is forced to take the shape of the profile portion at the nip, and thereby meter the coating to a desired thickness and consistency. Inflatable air tubes engage the loading element to adjust the overall thickness of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Beloit Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gian Carlo Tomatis
  • Patent number: 5976253
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating material to an optical fiber (1) has a coating nozzle (7) arranged in a nozzle holder (3) and a coating chamber (17) located before the coating nozzle (7) in the direction of travel of the optical fiber (1). Beyond that the device has at least one inlet channel (19) which is connected to the coating chamber (17), as well as a number of feed lines (23) for different coating materials. A connection can be established between one of the feed lines (23) and the at least one inlet channel (19), so that a change of coating material can be made in a simple manner, particularly a color change, without costly conversion and cleaning operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Jurgen Rosenkranz, Wilhelm Reiners, Franz-Peter Bartling
  • Patent number: 5968269
    Abstract: A coater applies a coating medium onto a moving surface such as a fiber web. A coating element, such as a coater rod or coater blade, is configured for metering the coating medium to the moving surface. A profile bar assembly is connected to the mounting and movable toward and away from the coating element. The profile bar assembly includes a first profile bar attached to the mounting and a second profile bar removably attached to the first profile bar. Each of the first profile bar and the second profile bar carry a respective air load tube, with only one of the air load tubes engaging the coating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Paper Technology Noth America, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Richter
  • Patent number: 5958513
    Abstract: An apparatus for direct or indirect application of a liquid or pasty medium onto a traveling material web, notably of paper or cardboard, with a support beam which substantially extends in its length direction across the entire width of the material web, is supported in at least two bearing points and includes at least one finish-dosing apparatus. A backing roll opposes the support beam. A relevant bearing point includes two mutually spaced support bars each of which is at its one end jointedly fixed to pivot points of the support beam and at its other end pivotally connected to at least one foundation. At least one prop bar is attached at its one end jointedly to the support beam and is at its other end jointedly fixed to the foundation. A least one of the aforementioned bars is lengthwise adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Zygmunt Madrzak
  • 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: 5922129
    Abstract: In an apparatus for the application of a liquid or pasty substance onto a traveling material web, notably of paper or cardboard, a doctor bar serving the metering of the applied substance is composed of at least two bar segments strung together in the longitudinal direction of the doctor bar and fixedly joined to one another. Possible thereby, in the manufacture of the doctor bar, is an easier handling and a better compliance with accuracy requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Kurtz, Martin Kustermann
  • Patent number: 5904775
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying a coating agent onto a moving base, such as a paper or board web, onto the face of a film press roll, or equivalent, and a method for correcting for distortions arising from thermal strains in such an applicator device. The applicator device includes an applicator beam arranged in a direction transverse to a running direction of the moving base, a coating-agent feed pipe arranged in the transverse direction and mounted on the applicator beam, and coating members mounted on the applicator beam for applying a coating onto the moving base and spreading and smoothing the coating agent onto the moving base. The coating-agent feed pipe and the coating members are constructed as a single unit. The device also includes mounting members for mounting the single unit of the coating-agent feed pipe and the coating members on the applicator beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventors: Markku Salo, Jorma Ramstedt, Jorma Kolio
  • Patent number: 5902400
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1) for applying a substance (9) to a surface (3), the device comprising a carrier beam (2) and a doctor blade unit (40) which can be pressed magnetically against the surface (3). Provided between the doctor blade unit (40) and the carrier beam (2) is a holder connection (5) which produces play transversely to the surface (3). The holder connection (5) comprises at least one pair of sliding holder elements (51, 52) which can move only in translation, interact and form a sliding guide plane (500) which can be aligned on the region of the doctor blade element application zone (31). The holder elements are interconnected in a manner rigid against tilting such that all the moments due to thrust forces on the doctor blade unit (40) act with respect to a point of application on the carrier beam without losses of moments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: Johannes Zimmer
  • Patent number: 5858090
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a liquid or pasty medium, i.e. a coating medium onto a moving material web, in particular consisting of paper or board. At least one application unit applies the medium. A roll associated with the application unit receives the medium. The application unit has an application doctor blade and has a cleaning doctor blade which is arranged at a distance from the application doctor blade in the direction opposite the direction of rotation of the roll. The cleaning doctor blade together with the application doctor blade defines an application chamber for the medium. In order to prevent the collection and build-up of fibers, foreign bodies and similar particles upstream of or on the entrance side of the cleaning doctor blade, as far as possible, the cleaning doctor blade is equipped with a blade bar which is supported by a holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Ingo Gottwald
  • Patent number: 5846015
    Abstract: A coupling member for joining a first article to a second article comprising first and second elongate arms that are pivotally connectable to a main housing via ball and socket joints. Each arm has one end formed for connection to one of the articles and the other end adapted to be engaged in the ball and socket joint. A locking system is also provided to lock the arms in position with respect to the main housing after the arms have been connected between the first and second articles to create a rigid connection between the first and second articles. The pivotable nature of the coupling member allows for a connection to be made between the first and second articles to be joined without the articles being in perfect alignment whereupon the locking system is applied to create a rigid link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Measurex Devron Inc.
    Inventor: Helge Mononen
  • Patent number: 5807460
    Abstract: A coated film is peeled and removed on a resin product by rollers. Each roller has a different rotational speed and applies a shear slipping stress between the coated film and the resin material to peel the coated film from the resin material. The apparatus includes cooling device for cooling one of the rollers by feeding coolant through a passage formed in the roller so as to reduce adhering the coated film to the roller surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5795386
    Abstract: A device for applying a coating layer to a substrate web comprises an application roll for applying the coating layer to the substrate web, a counterpressure roll interacting with the application roll in order to support a substrate web passing through between the application roll and the counterpressure roll, the application roll being designed to rotate in the same direction as the counterpressure roll, so that at the position of the counterpressure roll the direction of movement of the periphery of the application roll is opposite to that of the counterpressure roll, and a metering device for applying a coating material in a layer to the application roll, which metering device comprises a rotating cylindrical screen and a squeegee disposed inside the cylindrical screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Stork X-Cel B.V.
    Inventors: Gilbert Foster, Carolus J. A. M. Schrauwers
  • Patent number: 5782977
    Abstract: A device for the coating of a travelling web (7), preferably a paper web, comprising a back-up element (3), a metering means (9) cooperating therewith and intended for the application onto the web (7) across essentially the full width thereof a coating liquid (13), a coating blade (17) positioned downstream of the metering means (9), and means for feeding the web (9) in the nip between the back-up element (3) and the metering means (9) and between the back-up element (3) and the coating blade (17). The device further comprises at least one edge lubricating means (27) which is positioned adjacent to one edge (43) of the web and upstream of the metering means (9), and which is arranged to deposit along said one edge (43) a string of lubricating liquid at least up to a position cross-wise and inwardly of the web adjacent to the margin of the coating liquid (13) when applied, whereby uneven wear of the coating blade (17) is avoided; and a process for the coating of a travelling web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: BTG Kalle Inventing AB
    Inventors: Tore Eriksson, H.ang.kan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 5766353
    Abstract: An applicator for direct or indirect application of a liquid or pasty medium on a traveling material web includes a support beam, a mating roll opposing the support beam, and a doctor element extending across the width of the mating roll and detachably fixed on the support beam via a holder. The holder includes an actuator and a pressure apparatus operable and brought in contact (K) with the doctor element by the actuator, for pressing the doctor element on an abutment surface. The lever type pressure apparatus is disposed in a region between the mating roll and the support beam, and includes at least one elastic spring element acting directly or indirectly on the lever type pressure apparatus, against the reset force of which spring element acts the actuator upon its activation, and which spring element, upon deactivation of the actuator, lifts by its reset force the contact (K) between the pressure apparatus and the doctor element, releasing the contact (K).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Zygmunt Madrzak, Manfred Ueberschar
  • Patent number: 5759279
    Abstract: A pilot coater for applying a coating on a moving web sample is formed by a backup roll, a transfer roll and a coating flow metering system metering coating flow onto the transfer roll. A pneumatic actuating system holds the transfer roll in a ready position until a sensor detects a specific portion of the web is moving into a nip found between the backing roll and transfer roll and triggers movement of the transfer roll and coating metering system to move to a coating position with the transfer roll pressed onto the paper supported on the backing roll. After a preselected period of time, the transfer roll is moved from the paper to terminate the coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: MacMillan Bloedel Limted
    Inventors: Olivier Reglat, David Richard Elvidge, Malcolm Kenneth Smith