Rotating Work Patents (Class 118/218)
  • Patent number: 9910357
    Abstract: Methods for producing tooling and sheeting using laser writing techniques, and corresponding products thereof, are presented. In one embodiment, a seamless sheet having a plurality of microstructures formed in a continuous microstructured pattern is provided. In the methods described herein, a substrate having a photosensitive coating on a surface thereof is provided. A surface-relief microstructured pattern is produced in the photosensitive coating by selectively exposing the photosensitive coating to a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The exposed portions of the photosensitive coating are developed to form a microstructured pattern on the surface of the substrate. The microstructured pattern is then transferred into retroreflector tooling comprising the microstructured pattern on a surface thereof. A sheet containing the microstructured pattern on a surface thereof is then formed from the retroreflector tooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Orafol Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Scott
  • Patent number: 8601972
    Abstract: A tire dressing applicator assembly comprises a linearly arranged series of toroidally-shaped plastic rollers having one or more beveled edges and reinforced for shape retaining purposes by pins which extend axially through the bodies of the elements outboard of a center opening which is adapted to receive a support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Michael J. Belanger
  • Patent number: 6780248
    Abstract: A system and method for applying adhesive to at least a first end of a rod-shaped member, such as a cotton swab stick includes a carrier, an adhesive applicator, and a rotator device. The carrier conveys the rod-shaped member or stick in a machine direction and also allows rotation of the rod-shaped member about its longitudinal axis. The adhesive applicator includes an application surface positioned to engage the first end of the rod-shaped member. The application surface includes at least one discharge passage for applying adhesive to the first end of the rod-shaped member. The rotator device rotates the rod relative to the application surface and about its longitudinal axis as the rod-shaped member is conveyed along the application surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Wesley C. Fort, James Keough, Leslie J. Varga
  • Publication number: 20040069219
    Abstract: A roller is provided for use in coating machines. The roller directly or indirectly applies a liquid or pasty medium to one or both sides of a running web of material, especially one made of paper or paperboard. The roller includes a core whose outer casing is provided with a covering made of an elastomeric material. The covering is designed such that it can be compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Martin Kustermann, Michel Beltzung, Thomas Stubegger
  • Patent number: 6576406
    Abstract: A micro-lithographic apparatus and method for selectively exposing/masking resist material on a non-planer workpiece or filamentary substrate includes a hollow, energy transparent tubular member with a hollow for containing the workpiece. The tubular member is selectively coated with a layer of energy-opaque material to form the desired pattern. The transparent tube and opaque coating selectively expose/mask the resist material on the workpiece. Alternatively, the apparatus and method include an energy opaque tubular member with apertures formed through the walls of the tubular member. The apertures form the desired pattern. The opaque tube with apertures selectively exposes/masks the resist material. The apparatus and method may also include an energy source and a rotating device for rotating the tubular member, with the workpiece disposed therein, to the energy source or rotating energy source around tubular member or have energy source surround tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Sarcos Investments LC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, David L. Wells
  • Patent number: 6540830
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to apply a polymeric coating to the ends of a fuser roll. A wiper arm is constructed having a wiper edge with may be rotated into contact with the end to be coated. Coating solution is applied to the wiper edge and allowed to flow onto the end surface of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Russell, Jr., Sandra L. Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20020162502
    Abstract: A printing device includes an adhesive applicator for the application of a strip of adhesive to one or both sides of pages of paper adjacent an edge to be bound. A pinch roller drives the page past a print head which prints text and/or images onto the page. The adhesive applicator is situated adjacent the print head and applies the adhesive strip(s) to the pages as they move past the print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20020071913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing device of electrochemical cell components in a battery comprising a preliminary dip tank, baking box, main dip tank, and dipping device, drying tower and consolidating device. The present invention also provides a process for manufacturing electrochemical cell components in a battery comprising applying electrode materials over metal current collector webs or carbon (or glass) fiber fabric webs with dipping, baking and consolidating steps to make various kinds of electrochemical cell components in a battery (e.g. a cathode, anode, and separator) for use in subsequent processes of making a battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Chu Hou Jen
  • Patent number: 6294020
    Abstract: An applicator device for applying photoresist to a surface of a base body having a receiving device therefor, including a photoresist feeder movable relative to the base body, the feeder being a point source device, and a device for performing a defined movement of the base body, comprising a conically shaped tip formed on the point source device for applying photoresist in a defined spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Holger Lüthje, Simone Daaud, Reinulf Böttcher
  • Patent number: 6063191
    Abstract: An apparatus for the coating of flat-form substrates, especially of printed circuit boards, solder masks and the like, wherein there is arranged between two coating stations a turning station for the printed circuit boards, which are conveyed on a transporter pathway through the coating stations and the turning station, wherein in the turning station (4) there are provided in the same plane as the incoming transporter pathway (2) receiving elements (5) located, spaced apart, opposite one another, which enter into engagement with the edge of a printed circuit board (11) or a holding element attached to the printed circuit board, it being possible to pivot those receiving elements (5) through so that, when the printed circuit board is discharged, they again lie in the plane of the onwards-leading transporter pathway (2').
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
    Inventor: Kaspar Kuster
  • Patent number: 5639303
    Abstract: An apparatus for application on both sides of a liquid medium onto a moving material web, in particular of paper or cardboard, including an application (2) through which the material web (1) runs essentially from above to below with reference to a horizontal plane and in which the material web is treated on both sides with a liquid medium, and a dryer and deflector which are arranged beyond the applicator and in which the material web provided on both sides with liquid medium is dried and further transported, wherein the dryer and the deflector are connected to the applicator along the passage of the material web (1) in such a manner that, firstly a first contactlessly operating deflector (3) for deflecting the material web into an essentially horizontal direction is provided and beyond which there is arranged a first dryer (5) for drying the upper side of the material web and which is followed by a second contactlessly operating deflector (4) for deflecting the material web into a direction from below to abo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Anton Plomer
  • Patent number: 5256445
    Abstract: A method for buffing an annulation comprising a step of rotating the annulation while holding the annulation, a step of partially grinding a surface of the annulation with a grinder unit, and a step of applying blue paint to the ground surface of the annulation. A buff apparatus used therefor comprises an annulation holding section, a grinder unit having a rough grinder and a finishing grinder, and a paint unit. The rough grinder and the finishing grinder on the grinder unit are driven by one cooperating shaft, and the grinder unit is capable of pivoting by 180 degrees. The paint unit is a transfer-roller-type and applies blue paint only to the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nojiri, Takanori Kohda
  • Patent number: 5201951
    Abstract: A plate making device for a plate roll that is to be made into a printing plate in which a pretreatment assembly, a photosensitive film coating assembly, and a protective film coating assembly are respectively installed on three separate tables that can be raised and lowered relative to the plate roll. The three separate tables are provided on a common table that is slidable along the axis of the plate roll. The three separate tables and the common table are moved so that a pretreatment assembly, a photosensitive film coating assembly and a protective film coating assembly are successively come into contact with the plate roll, and a pretreatment, a photosensitive film coating and a protective film coating are successively performed on the plate roll by the pretreatment assembly, the photosensitive film coating assembly and the protective film coating assembly. Thus, the entire plate making processes is performed by a single device, occupying lesser spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Think Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuo Shigeta
  • Patent number: 5164009
    Abstract: A device is provided for supporting an egg-shaped article for adjusted angular displacement about its major dimension center axis and guide structure is provided paralleling the axis and having a follower supported therefrom for movement therealong. A marking instrument is supported from the follower for movement along a path extending toward and away from the axis and intersecting therewith in a plane containing the axis and the marking instrument and follower also include structure for selectively supporting the marking instrument from the follower for movement toward and away from the axis in planes paralleling and spaced equally on opposite sides of the first mentioned plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Inventor: Erie H. Chandler
  • Patent number: 4962721
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a uniform liquid coating to selected portions of an outer surface of an object having a convex horizontal cross section and a constant vertical profile is disclosed. An application pad having a surface contoured to approximate the constant vertical profile of the object acts as a liquid reservoir. The object is transported in a rolling contact with the application surface sufficient to ensure uniform application of the liquid to the surface of the object without substantial deformation of the application pad surface. A support for maintaining the application pad in an orientation such that rolling contact with the surface of the object is provided. Liquid is supplied to the application pad in an amount sufficient to wet the application pad surface and uniformly dispense liquid to the outer surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Sewell Plastics Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Peek
  • Patent number: 4959241
    Abstract: A method of providing a material, typically a metal, surface on a substrate (1), comprises applying a consumable member (4) to the substrate (1) under pressure. The member (4) and substrate (1) are moved relative to one another along an arcuate path. Heat is generated at the interface between the member and the substrate so that material is laid down on the substrate along the path. The movement of the metal member (4) typically includes one or more cyclic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: The Welding Institute
    Inventors: Wayne M. Thomas, Edward D. Nicholas
  • Patent number: 4958587
    Abstract: A machine for applying tire paint and tire sealant to recapped tire sidewalls and interiors, respectively. The machine includes a pair of tire paint applicator pads which are carried by a frame and carriage capable of reciprocal motion in three different directions to bring the applicator pads into selective engagement with tire sidewalls. The machine also includes spray nozzles carried by an associated frame and carriage for bringing the nozzles into a position to direct tire sealant into the interior of an associated recapped tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: International Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Fogal, Sr., Robert D. Fogal, Jr., George E. D. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4818571
    Abstract: Articles such as plastic containers for packaging are given a precisely controlled band of barrier coating material by a moving donor belt or a rotating wheel, the material having been first applied to the belt or wheel, e.g., by a jet such that excess material is removed before application to the articles. The remainder of the article can be coated if desired by another method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Assignee: Metal Box Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Terence J. Pilley, deceased, Fred R. Pilling, Colin A. Tester
  • Patent number: 4515103
    Abstract: Footwear, tires and apparatus for manufacturing the same. The articles have untreated traction grooves formed therein and friction-providing surfaces contiguous to said traction grooves. Apparatuses for producing the respective articles include a fiberglass mat or equivalent upon which adhesives and abrasives are embedded on sandpaper manufacturing equipment and further includes a piercing cut out means the cuts out footwear soles from the treated mat to suit design. Apparatus for producing tires having traction and friction surfaces is housed within a pit or well so that a vehicle may be driven into position thereatop so that such apparatus may treat the vehicles tires as desired by harnessing the weight of the vehicle to achieve the desired embedding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Inventor: Robert E. Greig
  • Patent number: 4491613
    Abstract: A base coat applicator utilizing an in-feed chute which provides supply of cans which are mounted on mandrels for application of base coat material by applicator wheels. The mandrels are rotated so that surface speed of the cans matches the applicator wheel speed to prevent smearing. Independent control of the inventory production speed of the base coat applicator machine and the applicator wheels allows any desired number of base coat layers to be applied to the cans. Two applicator wheels are used to reduce surface speeds to prevent misting and slinging of base coat material from the applicator wheels and can surfaces. The applicator assembly is automatically withdrawn when the supply of cans is not present and can be manually withdrawn by the operator to prevent application of base coat material to cans or empty mandrels. Disk transfer unit is utilized to transfer the coated cans to a deco pin chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Adolph Coors Company
    Inventor: Roger Hahn
  • Patent number: 4373985
    Abstract: An adhesive binding machine which is for gluing the covers to the collated pages of the books and which includes a cutter for trimming the edges of the pages, a glue pot for applying glue to the cut edges, a nipper for pressing a cover to the glued edges of the pages and pinching it around the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: F. P. Rosback Company
    Inventor: Major D. Glendening
  • Patent number: 4370943
    Abstract: An apparatus for painting the outer circumferential surfaces of a plurality of cylindrical containers. The apparatus comprises a rotatable disc having a surface positioned in a vertical plane and a plurality of mandrels secured to the surface of the disc and projecting horizontally therefrom for supporting the containers. A rotatable painting roll is positioned adjacent the disc for applying paint to the containers. First and second rotatable paint storage rolls are provided, the second paint storage roll being above said painting roll and interposed between the painting roll and the first paint storage roll. The axes of the two paint storage rolls are parallel and in a horizontal plane, and the axes of the painting roll and the second storage roll are parallel and define a plane which is angularly displaced with respect to the horizontal and vertical planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1983
    Assignee: Shin Nippon Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutomi Watanabe, Sokichi Iwasaki, Nobuyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 4337719
    Abstract: A mandrel wheel assembly is disclosed for use with an apparatus for the continuous decoration of containers such as cylindrical cans, and comprises a circular mandrel wheel having a plurality of regularly spaced mandrel assemblies mounted transversely about its circumferential periphery. The mandrel assemblies have cam roller ends that communicate with a guiding stationary box cam, and oppositely extending container receiving mandrels. The mandrel wheel assembly is mounted along a stationary central shaft. A secondary mandrel support is provided adjacent the mandrels comprising a stationary planar support member also mounted on the central shaft with one or more planar support cams that extend radially from the secondary support member and are adapted to cammingly engage the mandrel assemblies. The support cams are juxtaposed to the coating stations and reduce unwanted deflection of the mandrels during coating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Van Dam Machine Corporation of America
    Inventors: Pieter S. vander Griendt, Robert W. Tielrooy, Edward J. Russell
  • Patent number: 4275097
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of applying a thin narrow width coating to can body members comprising a feed control means associated with a guideway means for causing rotating moving of the can body members across an elongated coating applicator roller member extending parallel to the path of movement of the can body members, the rotation of and spacing of the can body members and the rotation of the applicator roller member being controlled to apply the coating during substantially only one revolution of the can body member and less than one revolution of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1981
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventor: Frank L. Shriver
  • Patent number: 4271216
    Abstract: A cylindrical can being transported along a vertical circular passageway is passed through a first application zone where a part of the given amount of white paint is applied to all the outer surface of the can body and then advanced to a second application zone where the rest of said white paint is applied to all the said coated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1981
    Assignee: Daiwa Can Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiromichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 4210684
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of applying a thin narrow width coating to can body members comprising a feed control means associated with a guideway means for causing rotating moving of the can body members across an elongated coating applicator roller member extending parallel to the path of movement of the can body members, the rotation of and spacing of the can body members and the rotation of the applicator roller member being controlled to apply the coating during substantially only one revolution of the can body member and less than one revolution of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: Coors Container Company
    Inventor: Frank L. Shriver
  • Patent number: 4151064
    Abstract: Apparatus for sputtering printing or similar type cylinders by means of r.f. sputtering in which a cylindrical metal substrate is mounted on a mandrel which is installed in a sputtering chamber. The apparatus includes targets arranged around the cylindrical substrate, the substrate comprising the anode or being mounted on the anode. The sputtering operation is arranged to apply a highly uniform coating of a photoconductive material on the substrate and the structure is arranged so that the finished cylinder can be removed from the sputtering chamber along with the mandrel and replaced by another metal cylindrical substrate on another mandrel. In this way a printing cylinder comprising a seamless thin-walled metal sleeve having a coating of photoconductive material is easily produced economically and rapidly, said coating having uniform thickness and properties throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1979
    Assignee: Coulter Stork U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Manfred R. Kuehnle
  • Patent number: 4111740
    Abstract: Apparatus for joining at least two axially abutting rods of the cigarette industry comprises means for delivering the rods to a rolling drum, a rolling device mounted adjacent to the drum to roll the rods with respect to the drum, and means for applying a hot-melt adhesive to the rods to produce a bonding film which overlaps the adjacent ends of the rods and extends at least around a major part of the circumference of the rods.The adhesive may be applied by a nozzle directly to the rods, or may be applied initially to the drum as a film which is then picked up by the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Molins Limited
    Inventors: Desmond Walter Molins, Tom Rowlands
  • Patent number: 4066038
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method and apparatus, for applying a first and second coating to the exterior surface of a can. The apparatus comprises a mandrel rotatably mounted on a pivotable arm, so that pivoting of the arm carries a can on the mandrel to a first position, in which it is held by a solenoid acting upon a portion of the arm, while a first coating means applies a first coating. Thereafter the arm is released for pivoting to a second position where it is held by a second holding means while a second coating means applies a second coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Metal Box Limited
    Inventors: Orin S. Shutie, Leonard A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 3979247
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decorating the outer surface of an article or ware at a plurality of decorating stations wherein registration between the decoration applied at each of the plurality of stations is maintained. The article is advanced to each of the decorating stations at which a predetermined decoration is applied. The movement of the article as it is advanced to the subsequent station is controlled with the article being rotated a predetermined amount such that the orientation of the article at each of the decorating stations is appropriate for the particular decoration being applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1976
    Inventor: Thomas L. Berg
  • Patent number: 3976029
    Abstract: A device for applying a film of liquid adhesive to the inside lip surface a cylindrical cap includes a vessel containing a body of liquid adhesive, a means, e.g., a drive plate, for rotating the cylindrical cap and one or more rotatable knurled wheels or discs which touch the liquid adhesive and resiliently contact the inside cap surface, whereby the wheel is rotated by rotation of the cap and applies the adhesive to the cap.Magnets in the drive plate attract magnets in the knurled wheels sufficient to constantly turn the wheels when they are not being resiliently pressed against the inner surface of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: George Rosner