Adjustable Spacing Or Overlap Patents (Class 118/222)
  • 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: 8789491
    Abstract: A cap sheet metal (and pivot sheet metal) is configured to be able to move linearly with a cap arm (and an arm stay) via engagement between an engagement hole and a fitting shaft. Furthermore, the cap sheet metal (and the pivot sheet metal) can move pivotally with respect to the cap arm (and the arm stay) using the fitting shaft, which engages with the engagement hole, as a pivotal shaft. Thus, even if, for example, the direction of biasing toward the applying roller deviates or a positional relationship with the applying roller deviates slightly, the liquid holding member moves and pivots in the bias direction depending on the deviation. As a result, the contacting pressure of a contacting portion on the applying roller can be made uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Nagahara, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Hiroshi Yoshino, Takeshi Sekino, Keisei Hakamata
  • Patent number: 8230804
    Abstract: This liquid applicator covers all sides of substantially flat and dimensional surfaces of boards or siding with stain or paint in a uniform manner. The applicator has an upper and lower series of rollers and wiping agents, a set of vertical rollers, and a paint collection assembly. Preferably, some of the upper rollers and some of the lower rollers will consist of horizontal wet-rollers which receive liquid from an outside source. The remaining rollers are horizontal dry-rollers which absorb, smooth and buff the surface. The vertical rollers coat the side aspects of a board. All rollers spread paint rapidly over all board surfaces in a uniform manner. The main components have adjustment features: the rollers move vertically and toggle clamps and the like permit custom selection and sizing for each of the rollers and wipers. A catch pan has a drain plug at or near its lowest point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: P&B Construction, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Barbieri
  • Patent number: 7497365
    Abstract: A paste coater that can apply an amount of a solder paste to small-diameter bump electrodes at a narrow pitch is described. A paste coater includes: a transfer roller, supported by a sub frame; a roller drive mechanism for rotating the transfer roller; a paste storage unit for storing paste to be supplied to the surface of the transfer roller; a squeegee having a distal edge, parallel to the rotary shaft of the transfer roller, separated by a gap from the distal edge to the surface of the transfer roller; a squeegee holder for holding and including biasing means for pushing the squeegee in a first direction thereby widening the gap; and a gap adjustment mechanism with biasing means for pushing the squeegee in a second direction thereby narrowing the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kimura, Toshiyuki Yokoue, Yasuhiko Shiota
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6413315
    Abstract: An automated adjustable apparatus for dispensing glue includes a glue head assembly and an automated adjustment mechanism connected to the glue head assembly for adjusting the height of the glue head assembly to one of a plurality of predetermined heights corresponding to various heights of carton configurations within a article grouping and packaging machine. The adjustment mechanism may include a first servomechanism such as a pneumatic cylinder for moving the glue dispensing head into a plurality of predetermined height positions. The apparatus may include at least two glue dispensing heads on the service side of the machine into glue dispensing heads on the operations side of the machine and each independently controlled by actuation devices. Advantages include the elimination of manual adjustment on both the service and operations side of the machine to decrease changeover times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Hendricks
  • Patent number: 6344087
    Abstract: Method of coating a board and a board coating system for performing the method. The inventive method is intended for coating a board with liquid coating material, particularly for coating a basis plate intended for circuit boards with liquid photoresist. Here, the plate which is to be coated is transported by a transport apparatus past a coating roller while in contact with the latter. The coating roller is rotated in a vertical orientation and, during coating, the board is held by the transport apparatus on its upper edge in a vertically hanging position and is led past the vertically oriented coating roller by the transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: ITC Intercircuit Handels GmbH, Mass GmbH
    Inventor: Hubertus Hein
  • Patent number: 6012503
    Abstract: An adjustable gluing apparatus for dispensing glue onto articles, such as flaps of cartons on a packaging machine. A glue dispensing head attached to a clamping block is moved along a bar by a rack and pinion gear arrangement. The bar has rack teeth, and the pinion gear and attached pinion shaft are supported by the clamping block, which has an aperture receiving the bar. Turning an adjustment knob connected to the pinion shaft adjusts the position of the clamping block relative to the bar. Rotation of the pinion shaft is selectively allowed or prevented by a locking knob threadably engaged with the pinion shaft. The clamping block is further secured to the bar by a screw in the clamping block which contacts the back side of the bar to provide teeth-engagement adjustment for the rack and pinion gear teeth. The screw has an adjusting knob and a locking knob similar to that on the pinion shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Riverwood International Corporation
    Inventor: Richard E. Balder
  • Patent number: 5961721
    Abstract: An adhesive application device is provided with suspended and free floating adhesive rollers positioned on a support plate. The rollers form an adhesive chamber with a housing placed against them. The support plate is positioned in the machine frame, laterally from the adhesive rollers, so that it can be swung around a vertical shaft. The support plate is provided with support pieces, upon which the housing is attached in a removable manner, so that good accessibility is provided and so that the adhesive application device can be maintained properly and cleaned quickly in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Windmoeller & Hoelscher
    Inventors: Richard Feldkamper, Rudiger Duwendag, Horst Rautenberg
  • Patent number: 5863620
    Abstract: A process for coating printed circuit boards with a coating composition that is crosslinkable by electromagnetic radiation, especially UV radiation, using the roll coating process, is distinguished by the following process steps:a photopolymerisable, meltable, low-molecular-weight coating composition that is highly viscous to solid at room temperature and has an average molecular weight of preferably from 500 to 1500 is melted and fed to the applicator roll of a roll coating apparatus;the coating composition is coated at a temperature of approximately from to C. and a viscosity of approximately from 1000 to 20000 mPas on to the surface(s) of a printed circuit board in a thickness of approximately from 10 to 200 .mu.m,the surface of the printed circuit board to be coated being pre-heated, prior to coating, to a temperature that is approximately from to C. higher than the application temperature of the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Assignee: Ciba-Geigy AG
    Inventor: Hans-Jurgen Schafer
  • Patent number: 5743964
    Abstract: A roll coating system for coating strip metal having a plurality of coating head rolls mounted on support sleds capable of linear translation along a single rail. Precision linear actuators are located between each support sled and between one of the sleds and a fourth sled. A splice traverse mechanism actuated by a piston/cylinder displaces the fourth sled. Each of the rolls can be independently displaced or the entire head can be displaced by the splice traverse mechanism. Force measurement sensors are located in the support sleds for an accurate measurement of nip pressures between the respective rolls. The elastic response of the support sleds may be varied to alter the natural resonant frequency of the coating system. The movement of a pan lift mechanism is coupled to the movement of the pickup roll so as to eliminate the chance for collision therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Assignee: FATA Hunter, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene A. Pankake
  • Patent number: 5685909
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process of and an apparatus for producing paper webs coated on both sides, in particular so-called LWC-papers, in a paper making machine. Firstly, one side of the paper web (1) is coated in a first coating station (8) and then dried. Subsequently, the other side of the paper web (1) is coated in a second coating station (25) and then dried. Each coating station (8, 25) includes an application role (10), an opposing roll (11) and an application unit (13) arranged on the application roll for indirectly coating the paper web. The metering of the coating mass on the application roll (10) takes place by means of a smooth roll doctor. The coated paper web (1) is calendered by means of an on-line calendering unit (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignees: Voith Sulzer Papiermaschinen GmbH, SCA Graphic Sundsvall AB
    Inventors: Stefan Reich, Bernd Riepenhausen, Martin Kustermann, Michael Trefz, Lars Winter, Irene Wedin, Anette Berg, Fredrik Aksnes
  • Patent number: 5476546
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a liquid lubricant in a pattern to a face of a sheet workpiece has a support frame through which the workpiece is transported in a travel direction substantially parallel to its face, a plurality of axles in the frame extending along respective axes generally perpendicular to the direction and individually displaceable generally perpendicular to the direction and to the respective axes, and respective liquid-pervious rollers journaled on the axles about the respective axes. A liquid lubricant is fed to the rollers and respective actuators connected between the axles and the frame displace the respective rollers perpendicular to the direction and to the respective axes into and out of contact with the workpiece as same passes in the direction through the frame. A controller connected to the actuators individually controls and operates same to apply the liquid lubricant in the rollers to the workpiece in a predetermined pattern as the workpiece passes through the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Firma Zibulla & Sohn GmbH Raziol-Schmierungstechnik
    Inventor: Georg G. Zibulla
  • Patent number: 5188698
    Abstract: A resin-sandwiched metal laminate, a process and apparatus for producing the same and a process for producing a resin film for the resin-sandwiched metal laminate are disclosed. The laminate comprises a pair of face and back metal sheets and a resin layer and is capable of passing electricity between the face and back metal sheets, the resin layer being composed of electroconductive filler-containing resin regions at the side edges of the resin layer in the width direction of the metal sheets and an electroconductive filler-free resin center region provided between the electroconductive filler-containing resin regions at the side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuusuke Imai, Michio Nashiwa, Yasuhiro Oomura, Ryouichi Matsuda, Michio Satou, Tamayuki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 4865578
    Abstract: A glue head mounting bracket for glue applying folding machines is disclosed which holds a glue head for dispensing glue onto a sheet of paper that is to be folded and secured at the glue lines, which bracket permits the glue head to be placed at a predetermined location and the glue head swiveled out of the way for non-glue application. The bracket is of two piece fixed and demountable construction with the glue head carried in the demountable bracket piece, so that the glue head can be moved for cleaning and repair or replacement, and the glue head placed back into service without changing the location of the glue line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Inventor: Richard J. Moll
  • Patent number: 4836131
    Abstract: A soldering machine for simultaneously applying liquid solder to opposite sides of the leads of a lead frame having I.C. devices thereon. The machine has sidewardly spaced roller assemblies which define a vertically extending narrow nip therebetween through which the lead frame assemblies pass. A solder bath is disposed below the roller assemblies so that lower portions of the rollers dip into the bath and carry a solder film to the nip for application to opposite sides of the leads. A passage extends upwardly in isolation from the bath for permitting the lead frame to be fed vertically upwardly into and through the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Fuji Seiki Machine Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeaki Kataoka
  • Patent number: 4741929
    Abstract: A roll-coating apparatus and method of using it, the apparatus having a pair of narrow rubber tires mounted to be driven by the roll-coater doctor roll, disposed to transfer a narrow band of coating material along the two opposite edge areas of a board which is subsequently coated throughout the full width of the board by the roll-coater main applicator roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: National Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Donald A. Kossuth
  • Patent number: 4603060
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrode for a fuel cell comprises placing a coating roller opposing a feeding roller with a space through which an electrode substrate is passed, placing a doctor roller with respect to the coating roller so as to keep a space which is adjustable, arranging a paste reservoir above the doctor roller and the coating roller so that paste flows to the space between the doctor roller and the coating roller, rotating the feeding roller in a specified direction while the coating roller is rotated in the same direction as the feeding roller to transfer the paste on the electrode substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenro Mitsuda, Ikuyuki Hirata, Hideaki Miyoshi, Kuraki Kitazaki
  • Patent number: 4465015
    Abstract: A device for spreading a substance onto a moving web of material, which comprises an extrusion head and a rotating bar which is carried by a support member applied to the extrusion head near the outlet of a delivery slit. This latter has an inner profiled recess in which engage limiting blade segments which extend up to the outlet of the delivery slit in order to laterally limit the regions in which spreading is carried out. The rotating bar has its outer surface operatively contacting the web only in the regions in which the substance is spread, and it is recessed or interrupted where no spreading is wanted. This device allows to spread a substance onto a width of web reduced with respect to the width of the extrusion head, or even onto separate strips of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Inventors: Francesco Osta, Giuseppe Cattane
  • Patent number: 4424093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for the production of stamp or photo album leaves with slip-in pockets for the stamps. Two transparent sheets in web form are linearly bonded to one another, and slip-in pockets are stamped out of the bonded sheet material to form double sheet pockets joined along a linear edge. The slip-in pockets are stamped out of the double sheet web by a stamping tool assembly in a predetermined arrangement corresponding to the pocket placement intended for the album leaf, and holds them firmly in this arrangement by a partial vacuum. In the meantime, an adhesive has been applied to the album leaf in the places provided for the slip-in pockets. The album leaf is then brought into contact with the slip-in pockets held fast by partial vacuum on the stamping tool so that the pockets are secured to the album leaf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1984
    Assignee: Leuchtturm Albenverlag Paul Koch KG
    Inventor: Bernhard A. Schubert
  • Patent number: 4372244
    Abstract: A varnishing unit for applying varnish in a strip of selected width on a sheet carried on the impression cylinder of a printing press distinguished by use of a plurality of adjustable varnish blocking rollers arranged adjacent a fountain roller between a varnish trough and a metering nip formed between a metering roller and the fountain roller. The blocking rollers are hard surfaced and of relatively small diameter, and are secured to the frame by arms located at the respective ends of each roller. Each blocking roller is individually adjustable between (a) a position in which it forcibly indents the surface of the fountain roller so as to substantially cut off the flow of varnish to the metering nip, in the region of width controlled by the blocking roller and (b) a position withdrawn from the surface of the fountain roller to permit passage of a strip of varnish in the controlled region to the metering nip and thence via intermediate rollers to the varnishing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1983
    Assignee: M.A.N.-ROLAND Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Herbert Rebel
  • Patent number: 4351265
    Abstract: A system for applying conductive paint to the studs of a kinescope faceplate includes oppositely threaded, coaxially aligned screws. Each screw drives a paint reservoir and a paint applicator. Simultaneous rotation of the screws in the same direction causes the applicators and reservoirs to move along the screws in opposite directions. The screws, and the components coupled to them, are movable perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the screws by back-to-back coaxially aligned jacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Merle E. Hertzler
  • Patent number: 4332213
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating a surface of a workpiece includes at least one upstanding wick applicator, a liquid supply for wetting a tip end of the wick, a spindle mounted for rotation relative to the applicator about a central axis of the spindle, and a workpiece support on the spindle for bearing the workpiece surface against the wick tip and for effecting rotation of the workpiece together with the spindle. A plurality of wick applicators may be provided with the spindle be mounted for rotation relative to each applicator which may be at predetermined radial distances from the spindle axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: Loctite Corporation
    Inventor: Frank C. Marino
  • Patent number: 4060651
    Abstract: Stiffeners in the form of spaced, narrow bands or lines of flowable, quick-setting material are applied to one side of a moving paper web to be used as computer paper. The stiffeners are applied either immediately before or during the time the paper web is partially wrapped around a cylindrical drum so that the material will set to a solidified condition while it is on the drum to set up a molecular pattern in each stiffener line, causing the paper web to be inherently biased in one direction. Guide means is provided for directing the paper web onto and off the drum. The material may be applied by applicator guns or wheels as the paper web moves through a rotary printing press and as it moves toward a line hole punch apparatus, perforating means and a fan-folding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1977
    Inventor: Frederick A. DaMert