Relief Or Intaglio Applicator Patents (Class 118/212)
  • Patent number: 11040366
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser apparatus includes a fluid dispenser having plurality of nozzles aligned in a first longitudinal direction. A dispenser shield is positioned relative to the plurality of nozzles, the dispenser shield configured to form an aperture aligned in the first longitudinal direction with the plurality of nozzles. The plurality of nozzles are configured to dispense fluid towards a substrate. The dispenser shield is further positioned such that fluid dispensed from a first subset of the plurality of nozzles passes through the aperture while fluid dispensed from a second subset of the plurality nozzles is captured by the dispenser shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Logan L. Simpson, Seth J. Bamesberger, John Williamson
  • Patent number: 10794631
    Abstract: The present invention provides a conveyor belt tracking system for a dryer having a web of a mesh material having a protrusion extending along the length proximal one lateral edge and above a flat surface and a first generally cylindrical roller having a three-tiered slot for receiving the protrusion and two flanking shallow tracks for receiving base flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Hoffman, Jr., Mariusz Switalski, Jerzy Podstawka, Dariusz Tkacz
  • Patent number: 10751750
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for coating a surface that is movable relative to the apparatus with a layer of metallic particles or particles having a metal-like appearance and reflectivity, the particles adhering more strongly to the surface than to one another. The apparatus comprises at least one spray head for directly or indirectly applying to the surface a fluid stream within which the particles are suspended, a housing surrounding the spray head(s) and defining an interior plenum for confining the fluid stream, the housing having a rim adjacent the surface that is configured to prevent egress of particles from a sealing gap defined between the rim of the housing and the surface to be coated, and a suction source connected to the housing to extract from the plenum the sprayed fluid and particles suspended in the sprayed fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov, Moshe Fahima, Ariel Adler
  • Patent number: 10438309
    Abstract: A method of making a security device including: (a) forming an array of focussing elements on at least a first region of a focussing element support layer, by: (a)(i) applying a first transparent curable material either to the focussing element support layer or to a casting tool carrying a surface relief corresponding to the focussing elements, over an first sub-region of the first region and applying a second transparent curable material to a second sub-region of the first region laterally offset from the first sub-region, the first and second transparent curable materials having different optical detection characteristics from one another; (a)(ii) forming the first and second transparent curable materials with the casting tool; and (a)(iii) curing the first and second transparent curable materials in the first region, so as to retain the surface relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian William Holmes, John Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10253502
    Abstract: The apparatus and process disclosed relates to the application of a pattern on a material such as roof covering or siding where the surface is coated with media to create a three dimensional pattern. The 3-D pattern is created in multiple detailed steps so that the width of the pattern can be of an adjustable size in order to make the pattern more diverse and variable. The apparatus and method disclosed herein utilizes a series of applicator units which apply media in a pattern or without a specific pattern onto the material. The first applicator unit is designed to be the master applicator unit. Each applicator unit can include a separate drive or motor. The apparatus and process disclosed incorporates one or more slave applicator units. These slave pattern applicator units with slave pattern applicator rolls are synchronized to the master pattern applicator roll located in the master applicator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: POLYGLASS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Louis Grube, Natalino Zanchetta
  • Patent number: 9835975
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing chamber having a developer bearing member for bearing a developer; and a container disposed below the developing chamber in a vertical direction, configured to contain the developer, and having an endless developer conveying belt with at least one fin portion for conveying the developer to the developing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Matsuda, Ryoji Kusudo, Teruhiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9809726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing high-gloss surfaces on at least one portion of a substrate area, where the steps comprise (a) applying a layer made of a melt to at least one portion of the substrate area; (b) polishing of the applied layer of melt; (c) applying at least one lacquer layer to the polished layer of melt by means of a curtain-coating process; and (d) hardening the layer structure applied. The invention further relates to articles obtainable by this type of process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KLEBCHEMIE M. G. BECKER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Becker-Weimann, Jens Fandrey
  • Patent number: 9682513
    Abstract: A layered object manufacturing system is described. The system in one arrangement provides for the use of water based adhesives to bind successive layers of paper in generation of a three dimensional model. The paper can be provided in conventional paper sizes and is moveable within the system from a storage stack to a build object location, individual pages at a time. The system typically effects the application of adhesive onto the paper using an adhesive applicator wheel having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart recesses for receiving adhesive. The wheel is rotatable to convey adhesive filled in one or more recesses to a targetsubstrate and to deposit controlled amounts of adhesive at discrete points thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: MCOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Conor MacCormack, Fintan MacCormack
  • Patent number: 9604246
    Abstract: A double-sided coater 1 includes a first coater 5a coating a surface not contacting a guide roll 4b, and a second coater 5b coating another surface contacting the guide roll 4b. Each of the first and second coaters 5a and 5b includes a gravure kiss coater including a small-diameter gravure roll 10 and a coating liquid supplier 30. The guide roll 4b guides a substrate S from a vertical direction to a horizontal direction to allow the first coater 5a to coat the substrate S from a lateral point while the substrate S travels vertically, and to allow the second coater 5b to coat the substrate S from a lower point while the substrate S travels horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: FUJI KIKAI KOGYO CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidenobu Miura, Masakazu Umehara
  • Patent number: 9498794
    Abstract: A process for providing indicia and an elastic-like behavior to a web substrate is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of: providing a web substrate; printing indicia on the web substrate; and, providing the web substrate with a plurality of first regions and a plurality of second regions comprising the same material composition. A portion of the first regions extend in a first direction while the remainder of the first regions extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to intersect one another. The first regions form a boundary completely surrounding the second regions. The second regions comprise a plurality of raised rib-like elements. The first regions undergo a molecular level and geometric deformation and the second regions initially undergo a substantially geometric deformation when the web material is subjected to an applied elongation along at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Laura Lynn Heilman, Jill Marlene Orr
  • Patent number: 9463594
    Abstract: An apparatus for corrugating filter media includes upstream and downstream rollers. The upstream roller has an exterior surface including a corrugation pattern defining a plurality of circumferential channels. A heating source heats the filter media so that the filter media is within its elastic temperature range when the filter media engages the upstream roller. A motor drives rotation of the upstream and downstream rollers. A controller controls the motor so that the downstream roller rotates at a rotational speed greater than the upstream roller to impart tension to the filter media at the upstream roller. The heated filter media at least partially enters the channels of the corrugating pattern on the upstream roller to form corrugations on the filter media. A method of forming corrugations on filter media may be performed using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Braden Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D. Schaffitzel
  • Patent number: 9346073
    Abstract: A manufacturing machine for manufacturing a wrapping paper web for cigarettes with a low ignition propensity has a coating device (3) at a coating position defined in a travel path (2) of web (W). The coating device (3) has a rotary screen (4) and a gravure roller (6) located on the opposite sides of the travel path (2) and functioning as back rollers for each other. The rotary screen (4) intermittently applies a liquid burning inhibitor onto one side of the web (W) to form a number of band layers (B) arranged at predetermined intervals in a travelling direction of the web (W), and the gravure roller (6) applies water onto the other side of the web (W) to form wet bands (A) arranged alternately with the band layers (B) in the traveling direction of the web (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Shinzo Kida, Takafumi Izumiya, Yuzuru Sakuma, Yasumasa Tominaga, Hiroyuki Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9278370
    Abstract: A layered object manufacturing system is described. The system in one arrangement provides for the use of water based adhesives to bind successive layers of paper in generation of a three dimensional model. The paper can be provided in conventional paper sizes and is moveable within the system from a storage stack to a build object location, individual pages at a time. The system typically effects the application of adhesive onto the paper using an adhesive applicator wheel having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart recesses for receiving adhesive. The wheel is rotatable to convey adhesive filled in one or more recesses to a target substrate and to deposit controlled amounts of adhesive at discrete points thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: MCOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Conor MacCormack, Fintan MacCormack
  • Patent number: 9016232
    Abstract: A paper coater includes a frame, an entry guide roll and an exit guide roll both carried by the frame and along a path of travel of a continuous paper sheet. The paper coater includes independently controllable hot wax applicators carried by the frame between the entry and exit guide rolls. Each independently controllable hot wax applicator includes a press roll, an engraved applicator roll opposite the press roll so that the continuous paper sheet is therebetween, and with the engraved applicator roll extending into a hot wax reservoir to pick up hot wax. Each wax applicator includes a doctor blade adjacent the engraved applicator roll to control a thickness of hot wax. At least one selectively operable positioner relatively moves the press and engraved applicator rolls between active and idle positions. The paper coater provides different wax application rates and can be reconfigured relatively quickly between different application rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Profero Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas B. Jones, Oscar Eberhard, Kenneth I. Park
  • Patent number: 8739727
    Abstract: The medical device of the invention comprises a surface comprising at least one outermost portion and a plurality of depressions. The depressions occupy at least about 80% of the surface area of the surface. The depressions contain a coating material that preferably comprises a biologically active material and/or polymer, and the outermost portion is substantially free of any coating material. The invention is also directed to a method for manufacturing a medical device. The method comprises applying a coating material to the surface of the medical device by using at least one roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Austin, Don Robinson, Dennis R. Boulais, Praveen Kulkarni, Toby Freyman, Samuel J. Epstein, Wendy Naimark, Marlene Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8720365
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a display is provided. The method includes providing a substrate having a pixel area, forming a plurality of patterned first electrodes on the pixel area, forming a plurality of partitions on both sides of the patterned first electrodes, respectively filling in spaces between the partitions with various colored material to cover the patterned first electrodes by a depositing process, and forming a cover on the partitions and the colored materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chao-Kai Cheng, Wan-Wen Chiu, Yuh-Zheng Lee, Yuan-Chang Liao, Jyh-Wen Shiu, Jen-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 8607727
    Abstract: An assembly (10) for applying a fluid behavior substance on a shaped closure strip (13, 13?, 13?) of an envelope (12, 12?, 12?) for letters comprising a supplying device (14) of the fluid behavior substance, a container element (17) of the fluid behavior substance supplied, a first and a second cylindrical element (18, 19) rotating around their parallel axis and radially arranged facing each other to form a passage for the envelope (12, 12?, 12?), wherein the supplying device (14) comprises a vessel element (15) of the fluid behavior substance and a connection element (16) for the passage of the fluid behavior substance from the vessel element (15) into the container element (17), the second cylindrical element (19) comprises a side surface (21, 21?, 21?) partially shaped in a manner complementary with the shaped closure strip (13, 13?, 13?), partially accommodated in the lower part of the container element (17) in contact with fluid behavior substance supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sitma S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aris Ballestrazzi, Lamberto Tassi
  • Patent number: 8561568
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus for manufacturing a light guide film having patterns simultaneously formed on two opposite surfaces thereof, includes a first conveyor roller, a second conveyor roller, a imprinting group roller, two coating devices, two solidifying devices, a first template and a second template. The imprinting group rollers are positioned between the first and second conveyor rollers, including a first imprinting roller and a second imprinting roller opposite to the first imprinting roller. The two coating devices are positioned between the first conveyor roller and the imprinting group roller. The two solidifying devices are positioned between the imprinting group rollers and the second conveyor roller. The first template has a first imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the first imprinting roller. The second template has a second imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the second imprinting roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Lun Huang
  • Patent number: 8551574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of manufacturing a stretch composite, said method comprising: a) providing a first substrate in a machine direction, wherein said substrate has opposing first and second surfaces; b) providing a gravure printing roll having an exterior surface that comprises one or more cells wherein at least a portion of the surface is relatively cool; c) depositing a molten, non-adhesive, elastomeric composition onto the exterior surface of the gravure printing device which comprises a gravure printing roll, wherein said composition is characterized as having a peel force of less than about 3 N/cm; d) causing said composition to be pushed into said cells; and e) contacting said first surface of said substrate with said gravure printing roll and substantially completely transferring said elastomeric composition from said cells of said exterior surface on said gravure printing roll to said first surface; wherein said process is substantially free of tackifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fred Naval Desai, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Mark William Hamersky, Steven Daryl Smith
  • Patent number: 8424487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus and a patterning system using the same. The patterning system may include a supply roll to supply a film member, a recovery roll to recover the film member, and a roll-to-roll patterning apparatus forming a coating on the film member. The roll-to-roll patterning apparatus may include a pattern roller, a plurality of press rollers, and an alignment roller. The pattern roller may include an outer peripheral surface with a first pattern. The plurality of press rollers may press a film member against the pattern roller to form a second pattern on the film member. The alignment roller may be spaced apart from the pattern roller and may be arranged at an upstream position in a movement direction of the film member. The alignment roller may align the film member entering a region between the pattern roller and the plurality of press rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Tae Cho, Sin Kwon, Ki Hyun Kim, Jung Woo Seo, Dong Min Kim, Jeong Gil Kim
  • Publication number: 20130022735
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying an adhesive (2) to a substrate (3) by means of an intaglio printing plate, wherein the adhesive (2) is applied to the substrate (3) only in predefined areas using two rotating rollers, of which one is designed as a plate cylinder (5) and one is designed as an impression cylinder (6), wherein the plate cylinder (5) and the impression cylinder (6) rotate together in the transport direction of the substrate (3), wherein the adhesive (2) is applied by means of at least one recess (8) formed on the surface of the plate cylinder (5), the at least one recess having a larger depth in a front section (16) than in a rear section (17) with respect to the direction of rotation of the plate cylinder (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: TANNPAPIER GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Hullmann, Dieter Jeske, Daniel Starke
  • 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: 8267036
    Abstract: An apparatus for printing active materials, such as adhesives, onto articles, such as absorbent articles or release paper, using a coater with a multitude of applicators. The applicators coat a surface (roll) with a multitude of beads of the active material. The apparatus also includes a specific coating blade, which contacts the surface with the active material at a certain angle and thereby coats the surface even better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrea Branca, Claudio Gemmiti, Julian Ashton Plumley, David Sarro, Domenico Esposito
  • Patent number: 8191503
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes: an application roller having an application surface for applying a liquid to a medium, at least the application surface of the application roller being constituted by an elastic body; a liquid holding unit including an abutting part which abuts against a circumferential surface of the application roller so as to form a liquid holding space, the abutting part including a measuring roller which has a projection-recess surface capable of holding a specific amount of the liquid; and a drive control device which rotates the application roller and the measuring roller in such a manner that the liquid is transferred from the application surface to the medium while the liquid is supplied to the application surface from the liquid holding unit, and which halts rotation of the measuring roller while rotating the application roller after an end of application of the liquid to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 8136473
    Abstract: A gluing mechanism and method is used to dispense glue onto predetermined positions at a gluing side of a long tape of tissue paper when the tissue paper is feeding through a winding machine. The gluing mechanism includes a glue dispensing roller oriented towards and located at a predetermined distance from the gluing side of the tissue paper; at least one gluing member located near a predetermined feeding path of the tissue paper to orient toward a contact side of the tissue paper opposite to the gluing side, and including a pivot end and an action end. A driving mechanism is connected to the pivot end of the gluing member for driving the gluing member to turn about the pivot end, so as to move the action end of the gluing member to a glue dispensing position oriented toward the glue dispensing roller or away from the glue dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8074595
    Abstract: A method of providing an extruded tire tread (T) with anti-static properties. In this method, a pin (10) is coated with an electrically conductive material (M). The coated pin (10) pierces the tire tread (T) to form an opening (12) of the desired depth and then is withdrawn. During withdrawal of the pin (10), the material (M) remains in the pierced opening (12) so that a conductive body (14) is formed in the tire tread (T). The pin (10) can then be re-coated with the material (M) and the cycle repeated to produce a plurality of conductive bodies (14) in the tire tread (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: William G. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7849813
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a liquid to a moving web has an applicator element having a surface extending transverse to the web-travel direction and positioned to contact the moving web. Liquid applied to the surface is transferred to the moving web where the moving web contacts the surface. A support spaced in the web-travel direction from the applicator element has a plurality of guides extending transverse to the web-travel direction, with at least some of the guides overlapping others of the guides. Respective shields slidable in the guides transverse to the direction extend between the web and the surface so that where the shields extend between the moving web and the surface there is generally no transfer of the liquid from the surface to the moving web. Respective adjusters connected to the shields shift same in the respective guides between positions spaced from one another to positions at least partially overlapping one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Thomas Fett, Walter Kühn
  • Patent number: 7793697
    Abstract: An apparatus for film transfer includes at least one printing press and at least one transfer film supply roller, a transfer film guiding device for guiding the transfer film web from the transfer film supply roller to a transfer nip. In order to ensure a variable film transfer in different printing units of the printing press, up to now the transfer film supply roller is moved with a film module into the region of the desired printing unit. In order to make a variable film transfer possible without complicated moving, the guiding device has web guiding elements at least in the region of the at least one printing press and the web guiding elements are enabled to selectively guide the transfer film web to different positions on the at least one printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Alexander Weber, Andreas Krispin, Joachim Sonnenschein
  • Patent number: 7781022
    Abstract: A method for producing a lenticular material having a predetermined surface characteristic of high quality and definition formed on one side thereof is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a rotating, engraved cylindrical roll, advancing a material along a predetermined path of travel while directing one surface of the material into contact with a peripheral surface of the rotating, engraved cylindrical roll, applying to the peripheral surface of the roll a coating of a uncured resin, such that the coating is located about the roll and beneath the material, controlling the thickness of the coating, curing the resin coated about the material, and directing the material with the cured resin thereon away from the rotating cylindrical roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Conley
  • Patent number: 7767273
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of an opaque web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll, a second pattered roll, and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the opaque web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John S. Huizinga, Vincent W. S. King, John T. Strand, James N. Dobbs, Thomas B. Hunter, Samual W. Hunter, legal representative, Thelma E. Hunter, legal representative, William V. Dower, Daniel H. Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Gregory F. King, Olester Benson, Jr., Brian W. Lueck, Haiyan Zhang, Jeremy K. Larsen, M. Benton Free, David W. Kuhns
  • Patent number: 7610873
    Abstract: A method of providing an extruded tire tread (T) with anti-static properties. In this method, a pin (10) is coated with an electrically conductive material (M). The coated pin (10) pierces the tire tread (T) to form an opening (12) of the desired depth and then is withdrawn. During withdrawal of the pin (10), the material (M) remains in the pierced opening (12) so that a conductive body (14) is formed in the tire tread (T). The pin (10) can then be re-coated with the material (M) and the cycle repeated to produce a plurality of conductive bodies (14) in the tire tread (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: William G. Campbell
  • Patent number: 7559989
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a patterned material having a predetermined surface characteristic of high quality and fine definition formed on one side thereof, said apparatus comprising: a cylindrical roll having a peripheral surface of a predetermined texture corresponding to the desired surface characteristic to be produced in the material, corresponding adjustable nip rolls being spaced apart at a predetermined distance to form a fixed narrow gap of predetermined width therebetween, means operatively connected to said cylindrical roll for rotating said cylindrical roll at a predetermined speed of rotation, means for directing the material through the narrow gap onto the peripheral surface of said cylindrical roll and over a predetermined arcuate path therealong, means for applying to the exposed surface of the cylindrical roll as it rotates a coating of a flowable uncured thermosetting resin, means for curing the coating of uncured thermosetting resin while it is in contact with the peripheral surface of sai
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Conley
  • Patent number: 7520934
    Abstract: A gravure coating apparatus containing a gravure roll, a manifold block for continuously coating a solution on an outer peripheral surface of the gravure roll 15 by immersing a lower part of the outer peripheral surface in the solution, and a doctor blade for scraping off excess solution, a surface of a flexible strip support conveyed to the gravure roll being made in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the gravure roll to transfer and coat a prescribed amount of the solution on the surface of the flexible strip support. The apparatus further contains a dam block which extends from the manifold block on a side where the outer peripheral surface of the gravure roll moves out from the manifold block by rotation of the gravure roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nojo, Tomonari Ogawa, Takayuki Nakanishi, Masafusa Murakami
  • Patent number: 7101437
    Abstract: A patterned element for use in an embossing and adhesive application process. The patterened element comprises a material having an pattern disposed thereon, wherein the material comprises a polymer and has a Shore A hardness of greater than about 70, and has a critical surface energy of less than about 30 dynes/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn David Boutilier, Linda Evers-Smith, Jeffrey Scott Ledford, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Jr., John William Toussant, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Paul Anthony Zaffiro, Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7094290
    Abstract: A light guiding plate is manufactured with accuracy and at low cost. This invention comprises a cylindrical roller, which has a heater built-in, rotating while fixing a stamper having a dot pattern formed on its surface, substrate fixing means for reciprocating along a lower portion of the cylindrical roller in accordance with rotation of the cylindrical roller as fixing a resin substrate, and pressing means for pressing the stamper, which is fixed to the cylindrical roller, onto a surface of the resin substrate, which is fixed to the substrate fixing means, with a constant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Columbia Digital Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Nakano, Kunisato Kafuku, Hidetaka Kaburagi
  • Patent number: 7073514
    Abstract: Cigarettes are manufactured using modified automated cigarette making apparatus. Those cigarettes possess smokable rods having paper wrapping materials having additive materials applied thereto as patterns. The additive materials, which can have the forms of liquid or paste formulations, can be applied to the paper web using application apparatus possessing rollers. One of those rollers can have a series of pockets in its roll face to receive additive formulation from a reservoir and to define the pattern of the formulation on the paper. A radiant dryer can be used to dry the additive material that has been applied to the paper web. The radiant dryer can be located on one component of a two component assembly that is used to manufacture cigarettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Vernon Brent Barnes, Carl Carlton Greene, Jr., Lloyd Harmon Hancock, John Larkin Nelson
  • Patent number: 7029529
    Abstract: A system and method for processing large area substrates. In one embodiment, a system for processing large area substrates includes prep station, a stamping station and a stamp that is automatically moved between the stamping station and the prep station. The stamping station is adapted to retain a large area substrate thereon. The stamp has a patterned bottom surface that is adapted for microcontact printing. The prep station is for applying a precursor to the patterned bottom surface of the stamp. In one embodiment, a method for processing large area substrates includes the steps of disposing a large area substrate on a platen, inking a stamp adapted for microcontact printing, and automatically contacting a bottom of the stamp to the large area substrate supported on a platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kam S. Law, Robert Z. Bachrach, John M. White, Quanyuan Shang
  • Patent number: 6915759
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to disclose an apparatus and method for printing a spark plug, wherein an excellent print quality is obtained and maintained. The printing apparatus comprises: a marking roller for forming an ink film on an intaglio on itself; a transfer roller for transferring the ink film from the intaglio to the spark plug insulator; an ink supply nozzle for supplying the intaglio with the printing ink; and a doctor blade for scratching a surplus ink which does not contribute to form the ink film. the concave depth of the intaglio is made to be between 15 ?m and 20 ?m, both inclusive, thereby optimizing the ink drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6866715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for gravure coating a liquid reactive with the atmosphere onto a web. The gravure apparatus comprises an engraved gravure cylinder, an impression roller backing the web and pressing it onto the gravure cylinder to form a nip, a curtain or jet formation means to wet the surface of the gravure cylinder, and a doctor blade means for wiping excess coating liquid from the surface of the gravure cylinder prior to the nip. A shroud encompassing the gravure cylinder and the curtain or jet formation means creates a first zone between the nip and a partitioning baffle extending from the shroud, a second zone between the partitioning baffle and the doctor blade means, and a third zone between the doctor blade means and the nip. A gas non-reactive with the coating liquid is supplied to each zone by a gas distribution means such that the reaction rate of the coating liquid with the atmosphere is greatly reduced and the curtain or jet is not disrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Ruschak, Rukmini B. Lobo, Jess A. Anderson, Richard A. Gilkey, David A. Wakefield
  • Patent number: 6827783
    Abstract: A paste application apparatus capable of evenly applying a paste to each of the front portion and the rear portion of a coating target with a simple operation. The paste application apparatus includes a setting device for setting the velocity difference between the movement velocity of the target and that of a paste layer during application of the paste in order to evenly apply the paste to the front portion and the rear portion. The paste layer having a constant layer thickness on a substrate surface moves along an arc-shaped path, when viewed from the side, the target for coating moves along the tangential direction of the arc-shaped path at a constant velocity while being immersed to a predetermined depth relative to the paste layer, and thereby the paste is applied to the target for coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Okeshi, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20040224097
    Abstract: A film manufacturing method and a device thereof by a resin print configured to allow resin to be temporarily saved at one side of a raw film material for integrally printing by compression force of a roller, wherein the device comprises: a supply roller wound with a raw film material; a printed roller adhesively fed thereon with the raw film material supplied from the supply roller and formed thereon with a plurality of grooves; a supply hopper for supplying a predetermined melted resin toward the surface of the printed roller; and first and second pressing rollers abutted on both sides of the printed roller for pressing the raw film material to the surface of the printed roller, such that a preferable pattern can be printed on the raw film material, resulting in increase of productivity by simplified process and reduction of raw materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Mr. Ji-Hee LEE
    Inventors: Ji-Hee Lee, Jung-Sun Cho
  • Patent number: 6772709
    Abstract: In a varnish coating apparatus, a first varnish film forming cylinder has a first supply surface to which varnish is supplied. A second varnish film forming cylinder has a second supply surface to which varnish is supplied. A first blanket cylinder has a first transfer surface and first opposing surface. A second blanket cylinder has a second transfer surface and second opposing surface. When a sheet passes through a contact point between the first and second blanket cylinders, the first transfer surface of the first blanket cylinder opposes the second opposing surface of the second blanket cylinder to perform varnish coating on a first surface of the sheet, and the second transfer surface of the second blanket cylinder opposes the first opposing surface of the first blanket cylinder so as to perform varnish coating on a second surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 6756006
    Abstract: A method of forming sculptured designs onto a substrate using a hand tool includes a container that can contain compound that is suitable for placing sculptured designs onto a substrate such as a ceiling or a wall, and an applicator that can move into and out of the container. A pattern on the applicator unit includes pattern elements that are arranged in a selected pattern and have cavities defined therebetween. The cavities are sized to temporarily accommodate compound that is used to define the sculptured design on the substrate and are arranged in a pattern such that the compound will define the desired pattern when the applicator is pressed against the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventor: Peter Levijoki
  • Patent number: 6709515
    Abstract: In the gravure coating apparatus, while a bead portion of a coating liquid is formed between a roll surface of a gravure roll to which the coating liquid is excessively supplied and a web that runs continuously, the web is pressed on the gravure roll by using a backup roll, whereby a desired amount of the coating liquid is applied to the web, a liquid supply device having an inclined surface that is inclined downward toward the roll surface and a gap too narrow for the coating liquid to flow down between the roll surface and the inclined surface is provided at a position near the bead portion on the upstream side in the direction of rotation of the gravure roll so that the coating liquid flows down on the inclined surface and is supplied to the gravure roll. A liquid return of an excess coating liquid that is not used for coating in the bead portion is less liable to occur, so that a streak trouble on a coating surface formed on the web can be prevented from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kodou, Shuuichi Endo, Matsutaro Hirose, Daisuke Sano
  • Patent number: 6607596
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing an edge of a paintless type film gore. A fluid sealant material is beaded along the edge of the gore using a bead striping apparatus. The striping apparatus comprises a serrated wheel rotatably coupled to a housing which contains the fluid sealant. The sealant is transferred to the wheel and subsequently is transferred the gore edge as the wheel is rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: William S. Grant
  • Patent number: 6582515
    Abstract: A coating element has a liquid deflector member for diverting doctored coating liquid away from the surface of a coating applicator roll. The liquid deflector member is arranged beneath a blade member that removes excess coating liquid from the surface of the coating applicator roll. Excess coating liquid follows a path away from the coating applicator roll surface and down the active face of the liquid deflector member, thereby avoiding contamination of the applicator roll surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramasubramaniam Hanumanthu, Rukmini B. Lobo, Barry A. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 6572703
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming and finishing a continuous fabric web in a single operation. The apparatus includes a fabric web forming station for forming a continuous fabric web and a finishing station downstream from the fabric web forming station for receiving the continuous fabric web from the fabric web forming station and for providing a finishing treatment to the continuous fabric web. In the preferred embodiment, the finishing station includes a substantially excess-free applicator which helps to prevent thick spots in the coated fabric web which may occur when a coating applicator is stopped and restarted. In the preferred embodiment, the finishing station includes a curing station downstream from the applicator. The curing station may include both a drying station and a heat set station downstream from the drying station. The operating temperatures of the drying and heat set stations are controlled to minimize the amount of air having VOCs to be treated before being discharged into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Highland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl T. Crouch, Joe Nicholson
  • Patent number: 6558466
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a web of indeterminate length has a coating element comprising a liquid deflector member for diverting liquid away from a coating surface. The liquid deflector member is arranged beneath a blade member that removes excess coating liquid from the coating surface. Excess coating liquid follows a path away from the coating surface and down the liquid deflector member thereby avoiding contamination of the coating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramasubramaniam Hanumanthu, Rukmini B. Lobo, Barry A. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 6554900
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of a flowable medium (2, 2′) from a stock chamber (7, 8) to a surface (6) being moved along the apparatus, and to the use of an apparatus of this type. The stock chamber (7, 8) partly covers the surface (6), with formation of a sealing gap (14) and an exit gap (18). In order to prevent the formation of air bubbles in the medium (2, 2′), it is proposed to divide the stock chamber (7, 8) into a pre-chamber (7) and a main chamber (8). A dividing element (10) which, together with the surface (6), limits a dividing gap (15), is arranged between the chambers. Various shapes of the dividing element are proposed. The apparatus is particularly suitable for the application of a polymer dispersion to the surface (6). A process for operating an apparatus of this type is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Pagendarm Technologie GmbH
    Inventors: Oral Aydin, Andree Dragon, Frank Reinhard
  • Patent number: 6531027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making disposable absorbent articles comprising adhering two components materials to each other using an improved roll printing process to provide an adhesive to one of the two components, the adhesive has an application temperature which is greater than a print roll temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Horst Andreas Lender, Julian Ashton Plumley