Simultaneously Operating On Work Patents (Class 118/225)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140211292
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrowetting element includes: providing a layer of a first liquid on a first area of a first support plate; providing a layer of a second liquid on the layer of first liquid; and providing a second support plate on the layer of the second liquid by moving the second support plate along a surface of the layer of the second liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Liquavista B.V.
    Inventors: Ivar Schram, Ernest Phaff, Jacco Van Der Gaag, Henk Leenen, Harco Jansen
  • 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: 8342118
    Abstract: An apparatus for extrusion forming a sheet product having an extruder assembly with a sheet die through which a flowable material is delivered and a roll stand assembly made up of a roll stack sub-assembly and a sheet take-off sub-assembly. The roll stack assembly has first and second rolls between which a nip location is defined at which flowable material from the sheet die is delivered. The sheet take-off sub-assembly produces an advancing force upon a first sheet component made up of at least the first sheet layer. The roll stand assembly further has a coating system for applying a coating component to a surface on at least one sheet component advancing through the apparatus. The roll stand assembly is constructed to be reconfigured thereby to change a path traveled by the at least one sheet component and facilitate selective application of the coating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Processing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner, Ryan E. Leopold
  • Patent number: 7585367
    Abstract: A tire dressing applicator which reduces wear on the applicator elements comprising a plurality of foam rollers having broad outer circumferential surfaces mounted in parallel coaxial adjacent relationship on a support shaft adjacent a path of tire travel. Tire dressing is dispensed onto the outer circumferential surfaces on demand and an actuator is provided for incrementally rotating the shaft and the rollers in unison therewith as necessary. However, a frictional engagement between the rollers and the shaft permits individual rotation of the rollers relative to the shaft during engagement with a tire sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin, Michael J. Belanger
  • Patent number: 7459181
    Abstract: A plate material A composed of a foamed material is compressed by two pairs of compression rolls 1, 1. The plate material A compressed by the compression rolls 1, 1 is passed between a pair of coating rolls 3, 3 while the plate material A is still in its compressed state. An adhesive agent is coated on at least one of upper and lower surfaces of the plate material A by the pair of coating rolls 3, 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Shigeru Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kan Shoda
  • Patent number: 7211167
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of an innerspring assembly, suitable for a mattress, cushion, or the like, is disclosed. In one aspect, the method involves the steps of: positioning a first string of pocketed coil springs in juxtaposition with a plurality of adhesive applicators disposed in mutually fixed relation on an axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first string; applying adhesive from the adhesive applicators to the first string of pocketed coil springs; and bringing the first string of pocketed coil springs into adhesive contact with a second string of pocketed coil springs. An apparatus for carrying out the method, and innerspring assemblies produced by the method, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Springform Technology Limited
    Inventor: Ian James Whitworth
  • Patent number: 7062161
    Abstract: A susceptor is formed with a cavity having a tapered surface and a receiving surface. The gradient ? of the tapered surface with respect to the receiving surface is set to at least 5° and less than 30°, so that a semiconductor wafer received by the susceptor can be located on the receiving surface through the tapered surface while the semiconductor wafer can be protected against excess stress also when the surface of the wafer abruptly thermally expands due to flashlight irradiation and can be prevented from cracking in thermal processing. Thus provided are a thermal processing susceptor and a thermal processing apparatus capable of preventing a substrate from cracking in thermal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsufumi Kusuda, Akihiro Hosokawa, Hiromi Murayama
  • Publication number: 20040079282
    Abstract: An adhesive layer is provided on a base material in the shape of an elongated film, powder particles are adhered thereon, and then other powder particles and media vibrated in a container are contacted with this adhesive layer. Next, the powder particles are embedded on the surface of the adhesive layer as a monolayer in which part of the powder particle protrudes, so as to form a laminate, and excess powder particles adhered to the laminate are removed. Therefore, a monolayer powder film, consisting of many powder particles embedded as a monolayer so that part thereof protrudes, is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Applicant: Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Sano, Kensaku Higashi
  • Patent number: 6703589
    Abstract: A method and for heat-treating at least one material being processed (3) under a specific process-gas atmosphere (111) of at least one process gas (4) with the aid of a heat-treatment unit (6). The heat-treatment unit has at least one energy source (5) for making the material being processed (3) take up an amount of energy, a heat-treatment container (11) with a heat-treatment space (16) for keeping the material being processed (3) under the process-gas atmosphere (111) during the heat treatment, a heat-treatment chamber (13), in which the heat-treatment container (11) is arranged at a distance (18) from the heat-treatment chamber (13), so that there is an intermediate space (14) between the heat-treatment container (11) and the heat-treatment chamber (13), and an element (19, 191) for producing in the intermediate space (14) a further gas atmosphere (141) of a further gas, different from the process-gas atmosphere (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Shell Solar GmbH
    Inventor: Volker Probst
  • Patent number: 6649209
    Abstract: The invention relates first of all to a method for covering areas of damaged protective coating on containers or the like, in which, according to the invention, protective coating material is stamped on to the zone in which the damaged areas occur. The invention also describes an apparatus for carrying out the method in which a carrier unit is provided for stamping protective coating material on to the damaged area. Apparatus is provided for positioning the carrier unit with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Elpatronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Taiana, Andreas Lanz
  • 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: 6579364
    Abstract: Sheet products, such as card stock, envelopes and other paper products (10) are advanced on a vacuum surface conveyor belt (30) beneath a glue applicator drum (35). The glue transfer strips (37 and 38) of the glue applicator drum apply stripes of glue (42 and 43) at the ends of the sheet product, leaving a belt engaging space (41) without glue between the glue stripes. The sheet product is grasped by overlying conveyor belts (46 and 47) at the belt engaging space (41), thereby exposing the wet glue stripes on opposite sides of the belts. Hot air is applied on opposite sides of the conveyor belts (46 and 47), drying the glue. The glue transfer strips (37 and 38) of the glue applicator drum can be adjusted in size, shape and position so as to apply glue to one end, the other end, or both ends of the sheet product, and if glue is applied to only one end, one of the dryers (50 or 51) can be deactivated, saving energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: VerMehren Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: H. Richard VerMehren
  • Patent number: 6517900
    Abstract: Sheets to be coated with water-based coating material, for example a primer and a low adhesion backsize, are supplied from a feeder (1), in end-to-end overlapping relationship, to a dual coater (3) in which the sheets are coated individually on both sides. A sheet inserter (2) is provided, upstream of the dual coater, to insert sheets from a second supply into the sheets from the feeder (1). The dual coated sheets are dried as individual sheets or as a pseudo-web of overlapped sheets. The sheets are then overlapped, unless previously overlapped, and the direction of overlap changed, if necessary, to provide the trailing edge of each sheet on top of the leading edge of each succeeding sheet. The overlapped sheets are conveyed through an adhesive transfer station (7) where stripes (236) of at least partially dried adhesive are coated onto the dual coated sheets from a transfer belt (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Bernard Raymond Pierre
  • Patent number: 5958135
    Abstract: Sheets to be coated with water-based coating material, for example a primer and a low adhesion backsize, are supplied from a feeder (1), in end-to-end overlapping relationship, to a dual coater (3) in which the sheets are coated individually on both sides. A sheet inserter (2) is provided, upstream of the dual coater, to insert sheets from a second supply into the sheets from the feeder (1). The dual coated sheets are dried as individual sheets or as a pseudo-web of overlapped sheets. The sheets are then overlapped, unless previously overlapped, and the direction of overlap changed, if necessary, to provide the trailing edge of each sheet on top of the leading edge of each succeeding sheet. The overlapped sheets are conveyed through an adhesive transfer station (7) where stripes (236) of at least partially dried adhesive are coated onto the dual coated sheets from a transfer belt (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Bernard Raymond Pierre
  • Patent number: 5916630
    Abstract: Sheets to be coated with water-based coating material, for example a primer and a low adhesion backsize, are supplied from a feeder (1), in end-to-end overlapping relationship, to a dual coater (3) in which the sheets are coated individually on both sides. A sheet inserter (2) is provided, upstream of the dual coater, to insert sheets from a second supply into the sheets from the feeder (1). The dual coated sheets are dried as individual sheets or as a pseudo-web of overlapped sheets. The sheets are then overlapped, unless previously overlapped, and the direction of overlap changed, if necessary, to provide the trailing edge of each sheet on top of the leading edge of each succeeding sheet. The overlapped sheets are conveyed through an adhesive transfer station (7) where stripes (236) of at least partially dried adhesive are coated onto the dual coated sheets from a transfer belt (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Frederic Pierre Alain Le Riche, Bernard Raymond Pierre, Gregory Francis Stifter, Mark Steven Vogel
  • Patent number: 5622560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for moistening labels that have one face coated with adhesive, the device serving to moisten the adhesive-coated face of the labels in uniform manner. The device includes a moistening element constituted by a rigid bar whose top portion is in contact with the adhesive-coated face of the labels and which is split by capillarity slits extending in the running direction of the labels over the bar and whose respective bottoms are immersed in a moistening liquid maintained at constant depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Neopost Industrie
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Haroutel, Jacques Bastien
  • 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: 5431731
    Abstract: An applicator beam in a size press comprising a nip formed by a pair of press rolls between which a paper or board web is passed. The press rolls are provided with coating devices for spreading films of coating agent onto the faces of the rolls. The coating devices are mounted on applicator beams placed in the transverse direction of the machine. The applicator beams are linked pivotally on the frame of the size press or on the loading arms of a displaceable roll by a pivot shaft arranged transverse to the machine direction. The applicator beams are also provided with pivot cylinders by which the applicator beams can be pivoted between a closed position, i.e. the operating position, and an opened position, i.e. the service position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Markku Salo, Ari Rousu, Paavo Ruuska
  • Patent number: 5413806
    Abstract: A continuous strip coating machine has top and bottom applicator rolls and a backup roll adjacent the top applicator roll. A lift roll to lift the strip of material and thus vary the angle of wrap of the strip about the bottom applicator roll is provided. The use of the lift roll in turn varies the pressure between the strip and the roll and thus the thickness of the coating applied to the strip bottom. Thickness may be measured indirectly by measuring pressure of the strip on the applicator roll. Thickness may also be measured directly. Oscillations of the strip in a drying oven may also be sensed and compensated for. Feedback control is used with the thickness measuring techniques to control the coating thickness by varying angle of wrap, relative speed between the applicator roll and strip, and/or nip pressure between the applicator roll and a transfer roll that transfers coating material to the applicator roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Hunter Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Curt Braun
  • Patent number: 5401315
    Abstract: A device in a size press comprising a nip formed by press rolls through which a paper or board web is passed. The press rolls are provided with coating devices for spreading films of a coating agent onto faces of the press rolls. The coating devices are mounted on applicator beams arranged transverse to the machine direction. The applicator beams are supported pivotally on the frame of the size press or on the loading arms of a displaceable press roll and are provided with pivot cylinders by which the applicator beams can be opened and closed in relation to the rolls corresponding to them. The applicator beams are further provided with catches supported directly or indirectly on bearings of the corresponding press rolls when the applicator beams are being closed by the pivot cylinders. At least one of the applicator beams of the size press is provided with catches at each end of the applicator beam and positioned in accordance with the position of the applicator beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Valmet Paper Machinery, Inc.
    Inventors: Markku Salo, Ari Rousu
  • Patent number: 5387284
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for forming coreless paper roll products are disclosed. Coreless paper roll products are formed by slitting a paper web to form web segments having side edges. The web segments are then wound about an elongated winder shaft. During winding of the paper web, liquid is applied to the web segments only at the side edges thereof while maintaining the web segments free of liquid between the side edges. When the rolls are formed and stripped from the winder shaft, the openings located at the ends of the roll at the roll central aperture will be well defined and allow ready insertion of a dispenser spindle. All the material of the roll can then be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: James River Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 5310579
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for painting an object. The object is affixed to a holder and a reservoir of paint is formed either on or adjacent to the surface of the object. The holder then is tilted sufficiently to cause a paint distribution device, such as a sphere or spinning top, to travel through the pain and across the surface of the object, leaving paint along the travel path of the paint distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Creative Time, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Fornataro
  • Patent number: 5281273
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for marking recyclable books permits the user to retain the recyclable value of the books while effectively deterring third-parties from reselling books which are intended to be recycled. The method includes transporting recyclable books past a designated marking location and marking at least a portion of the covers of the books with a distinguishing mark, and then transferring the marked books away from the marking location. The apparatus includes a marking device for marking the covers of the books, a transport device having a first and a second end for transporting the books past the marking device so that the covers of the books become marked thereby, and a removal device for moving the books away from the marking device after the covers of the books have been marked thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Fail-Safe Bookmarker, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Emposimato, George Carlson
  • Patent number: 5275664
    Abstract: An apparatus for application of material to the external diameters of cylindrical items of manufacture. The apparatus includes a frame, a transport system having work stations supporting the items, an application system, and a curing system for curing the material applied to the cylindrical items. The application system includes first and second horizontally, axially spaced application rolls engagable with the items external diameter, and an adjustable reservoir system for supplying a desired thickness of material to be applied to the external diameter of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: GenCorp Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Brown, David E. Baxter, Todd A. England
  • Patent number: 5099534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process of preparing "one off effect" dyeings on paper or textile material comprising:passing (preferably drawing) the material continuously through an application zone containing a number of loosely-packed applicator elements, which elements contact and can apply treatment medium to the material in response to the motion of the material, the applicator elements being continuously or intermittently contacted with a treatment medium (preferably a solution containing a dyestuff or etching compound), whereby the "one off effect" is produced by the passage of the material under or through the elements, onto which the medium has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: Sandoz, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oskar Annen, Ernst Schnider, Franz Somm
  • Patent number: 4853255
    Abstract: A process for controlling curl in coated papers in which the paper web is coated on one side and is wetted with water on the opposite side by a roll-type water applying apparatus, the water applying operation being carried out under such conditions that the relative difference of the surface speed of the applicator roll from the running speed of the paper web is at least 1000 m/min. and preferably the water applicator roll is reversely turning. Curling of the paper is thereby eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Kanzaki Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takami Onishi, Satoshi Dotani
  • Patent number: 4796560
    Abstract: Solder paste is automatically applied to circuit boards, in predetermined amounts at predetermined positions by providing a plurality of holes in a nylon, "Delrin," "Teflon" or other plastic-metal plate, the holes being in a predetermined pattern, filling solder paste into the holes which are facing in an upward direction pivoting the plate over the circuit board, and ejecting the solder paste onto a circuit board. Conveniently the solder paste is ejected by pins mounted on a further plate and reciprocated in the holes. The position of the pins in the holes during filling determines the amount of solder paste filled into the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Jean P. Berger, Evans H. Pridgen, Alfred W. Owens
  • Patent number: 4759491
    Abstract: A controlled amount of a solder is applied to the tip (18) of each lead (14) of a multi-lead component (10) by first placing a solder sphere (30) in each of a plurality of cavities (24) arranged in a baseplate (22) in the same pattern as the tips of the leads. Thereafter, the tips of the leads of the component are placed in contact with the solder spheres while, at the same time, at least a pair of leads are each engaged by a separate one of a pair of alignment pins (32) rising upwardly from the baseplate. The alignment pins serve to constrain the lateral movement of the component, thereby maintaining the leads thereof in alignment with the solder spheres when the solder spheres are reflowed to bond to the tips of the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: American Telephone and Telegraph Company
    Inventor: John R. Fisher
  • Patent number: 4736703
    Abstract: A device for applying adhesive material to card blanks in a packeting machine, comprising a gumming roller and a pressing roller which are substantially mutually tangential and between which the blanks are led in succession to receive traces of adhesive material in predetermined zones. Should the packeting machine halt for a time exceeding a predetermined time limit, detachment means withdraw from the gumming roller that blank disposed between the two rollers in order to prevent it becoming stuck to the gumming roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: G.D Societa per Azioni
    Inventors: Riccardo Mattei, Marco Brizzi
  • Patent number: 4722470
    Abstract: A method and a solder transfer member for applying discrete bodies of solder of predetermined size to the leads of a component for subsequent surface mounting to a substrate. The transfer member is a plate having a non-wetted surface, for example titanium, with an array of cavities matching the component lead pattern, each having a volume corresponding to the desired amount of solder to be applied to the corresponding lead. The method includes placing solder paste on the transfer member and filling the cavities by wiping the plate surface. The component is placed on the transfer member with the leads contacting the solder paste in the cavities. Reflow of the solder paste bonds to each lead a discrete body of solder having a precisely determined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ajay Johary
  • Patent number: 4722297
    Abstract: A coater applies ultraviolet curable coating material to the opposite sides of roll film by a double-sided coater which employs offset coating rolls and smoothing bars. A splice detector responds to the occurrence of a splice upstream of the coater and causes the splice region to move through the coater without applying coating material to the splice region, by lifting the emulsion side of the film off of the coating roll as the splice passes and by temporarily and sequentially interrupting the operation of the smoothing bars and the offset applicator roller on the non-emulsion or base side, concurrently with the passage of the splice therepast. In a second embodiment, the film is lifted by lifting bars off of both coating rolls and tension on the film is concurrently decreased in the coater to prevent marking of the surface of the coated film by the final smoothing bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: The First National Bank
    Inventor: John B. Keable
  • Patent number: 4704305
    Abstract: Solder paste is automatically applied to circuit boards, in predetermined amounts at predetermined positions by providing a plurality of holes in a nylon, "Delrin," "Teflon" or other plastic-metal plate, the holes being in a predetermined pattern, filling solder paste into the holes which are facing in an upward direction pivoting the plate over the circuit board, and ejecting the solder paste onto a circuit board. Conveniently the solder paste is ejected by pins mounted on a further plate and reciprocated in the holes. The position of the pins in the holes during filling determines the amount of solder paste filled into the holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1987
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Jean P. Berger, Evans H. Pridgen, Alfred W. Owens
  • Patent number: 4612875
    Abstract: A coater applies ultraviolet curable coating material to the opposite sides of roll film by a double-sided coater which employs offset coating rolls and smoothing bars. A splice detector responds to the occurrence of a splice upstream of the coater and causes the splice region to move through the coater without applying coating material to the splice region, by lifting the emulsion side of the film off of the coating roll as the splice passes and by interrupting the operation of the smoothing bars and the offset applicator roller on the non-emulsion or base side, concurrently with the passage of the splice therepast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: QMI Corporation
    Inventor: John B. Keable
  • Patent number: 4604965
    Abstract: A machine is provided for depositing a ring of material on pharmaceutical ampoule tips or similar, said material being pasty or liquid at the time when it is deposited on said tips and being able then to be hardened, characterized in that it comprises means (4,5,6) for transporting said ampoules (3) in a line, these latter being disposed perpendicularly to their advancing direction; at least one reservoir (9) containing said material; and means (8) for transferring said material between said reservoir (9) and at least one of the tips of said ampoules (3). The invention also covers an assembly of such machines and the self-break ampoules provided with such a ring, made more especially from a plastic material, in particular at the level of the pre-break rings when it is a question of pharmaceutical ampoules with two self-break tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Inventor: Claude Dehais
  • Patent number: 4594961
    Abstract: A form of stamp in which a height/diameter ratio of a drop of glue can be achieved which is larger than one fifth, for providing drops of glue on printed circuit boards or components in assembling electrical chip components. A projection having a height between one-tenth and one-half the largest stamp end face dimension, and a cross section less than one-quarter the end face area, projects from the center of the end face. These stamps reduce the effect of machine stoppage on the shape and dimension of the drops of glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Petrus J. M. Beris, Jan J. Wondergem, Hendrik J. Vledder
  • Patent number: 4594962
    Abstract: In spreading glue onto blanks for the manufacture of packs, it is necessary to ensure that the metered amounts of glue spread onto the glue spots are neither too large nor too small. There is therefore a need to provide a glue transfer which is precise in respect of amount of glue, glue pattern and relative positioning. For this purpose, glueing rolls, glueing rollers and glueing segments are used, which in the region of the glue transfer are provided with shallow depressions or recesses, which accommodate limited amounts of glue for transfer onto the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz Focke
  • Patent number: 4587926
    Abstract: An intermittently operated apparatus for decorating cylindrical cans, each can having a cylindrical surface and a rim, includes a rotatable mandrel wheel; a plurality of mandrel assemblies mounted on the mandrel wheel which hold the cans on the mandrel wheel; a surface applicator roll having a length which extends past the bottom of each can and which applies a coating of varnish to the cylindrical surface of each can; a supply assembly for supplying the varnish to the surface applicator roll; a freely rotatable rim applicator roller having a tapered surface positioned in contact with the bottom rim of each can and with that portion of the surface of the surface applicator roll that extends past the bottom of each can, such that the rim applicator roller is driven by the surface applicator roll and varnish is transferred from the surface applicator roll to the tapered surface of the rim applicator roller and then to the bottom rim of each can at the same time that varnish is applied by the surface applicator
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Van Dam Machine Corporation
    Inventor: James Dominico
  • Patent number: 4569305
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for providing the application of glue on preselected zones of a printed circuit, according to which provision is made for a tank containing liquid glue, and a series of push rods arranged at preselected positions, which first contact the glue in said tank, then deposit the drops of glue on a board for printed circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1986
    Assignee: Ferco s.r.l.
    Inventors: Beniamino Ferri, Giovanni Caimi
  • Patent number: 4547254
    Abstract: Three paperboard webs are glued to one another with as little expenditure of energy as possible. After leaving the gluing apparatus, the finished sheets cut to size are ready for shipment. The middle paperboard web is passed through between two steel rolls which apply glue homogeneously to both sides of the web. High linear pressure is produced in the region of the generatrices of the steel rolls respectively touching the web. Such pressure is necessary in order that a highly viscous polymeric synthetic or natural adhesive, preferably with a solids content of more than 50%, can be used. No special drying facilities are needed, and the water-soluble glue allows recycling without problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Ecoboard Limited
    Inventor: Kurt Berner
  • Patent number: 4532884
    Abstract: A device for applying a fixing medium to electronic chip-type components, comprising a container with a number of stamps arranged in one row and displaceable in vertical direction. Each of these stamps consists of a stamp pin which is identical for all stamps, and an exchangeable attachment with a stamp head adapted to the components. The container is closed on the upper side by a cover plate provided with holes, on which exchangeable and displaceable supporting plates are mounted by means of magnets, each supporting plate comprising several openings adapted to the components. The cover plate and the supporting plates have guides and positioning means for positioning the supporting plates with respect to the stamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Josephus M. M. van Gastel, Hendrikus T. van Nunen, Leonardus C. M. Sanders
  • 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: 4497274
    Abstract: In spreading glue onto blanks for the manufacture of packs, it is necessary to ensure that the metered amounts of glue spread onto the glue spots are neither too large nor too small. There is therefore a need to provide a glue transfer which is precise in respect of amount of glue, glue pattern and relative positioning. For this purpose, glueing rolls, glueing rollers and glueing segments are used, which in the region of the glue transfer are provided with shallow depressions or recesses, which accommodate limited amounts of glue for transfer onto the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1985
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz Focke
  • Patent number: 4431470
    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: June 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: Leuchtturm Albenverlag Paul Koch KG
    Inventor: Bernhard A. Schubert
  • 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: 4373467
    Abstract: A machine for applying a patch of adhesive onto the bottom of a last (94) comprising an adhesive applying member (89) movable downwardly into engagement with the last bottom and a shifting mechanism (34, 92) operative to so shift the adhesive applying mechanism during its downward movement as to cause the adhesive applying mechanism to engage the last bottom close to the toe end of the last.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Assignee: International Shoe Machine Corporation
    Inventor: Michael M. Becka
  • Patent number: 4366018
    Abstract: A plastic tubular member, open longitudinally along one side, is compartmented across its width to receive a plurality of media for supporting different bacteria cultures; and is equipped with an inoculating wire which extends axially along the tubular member through aligned intramural openings between the compartments. To prevent contamination between compartments, and maintain them in a sterile condition before introduction of bacteria cultures, the intramural openings are sealed with drops of wax in a two-step process. In a first step, the inoculating wire, which extends beyond the ends of the tubular member, serves to support the tubular member with the compartment openings directed downward over a vat of molten wax. A reciprocating comb having a plurality of prongs is mechanically moved from a lower position in which it is immersed in the molten wax, to an upper position, in which the prongs engage the compartment openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1982
    Assignee: Hunterdon Occupational Training Center
    Inventor: Ralph C. Gross
  • 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: 4287849
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for protecting the underface of ceramic or refractory tiles and the refractory rollers forming the advancing plane of a roller tunnel kiln during the firing and cooling of the tiles, in which to at least part of the underside of the tiles is applied a protective layer of a refractory material in suspension by an applicator, such as rollers, during advancement of the tiles by a conveyor into the kiln so that the protective layer is interposed between the underface of the tiles and the refractory rollers of the kiln preventing the tiles when heated and cooled from adhering or being welded to the refractory rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Inventor: Ulrico Walchhuetter