Along Surface Of Work Patents (Class 118/242)
  • Patent number: 9505190
    Abstract: A gluing device for automatically gluing and folding a gluable item. The gluing device includes a support structure upon which a gluing apparatus and a support plate assembly are mounted. The support plate is configured for supporting and aligning a gluable item for gluing and assembly by the gluing apparatus. The gluing apparatus includes a first clamp configured for selectively and securely holding a first portion of the gluable item on the support plate, a glue dispensing nozzle fluidly coupled to a glue supply, and a folding apparatus configured for folding the first portion of the gluable item onto a second portion of the gluable item after glue has been applied. A method for automatically gluing and folding a gluable item is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Packsize LLC
    Inventors: Niklas Pettersson, Ryan Osterhout
  • Patent number: 8308412
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator forms adhesive to a smooth surface at a predetermined thickness when applied to a sheet bundle edge. An adhesive storing container is disposed at an adhesive application position, and is equipped with an applicator roller device and a scraper blade that adjusts the thickness of the adhesive layer applied. A moving device drives the applicator roller device or the sheet bundle holding device so that the applicator roller device and scraper blade move relative to the sheet bundle. The scraper blade is configured to push or sweep away excess adhesive from one end of the sheet bundle to the other end thereof across the backside, removing excess adhesive while forming a smoothly finished surface of adequately softened and flow-able adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumasa Takagi
  • Patent number: 8302559
    Abstract: A method for producing lithium ion secondary batteries includes the steps of: (A) preparing an electrode sheet with lead-forming parts, (B) intermittently forming porous insulating layers containing an inorganic oxide filler and a binder on a surface of the electrode sheet excluding the lead-forming parts, (C) connecting a lead to each of the lead-forming parts, and (D) fabricating batteries by using the electrode sheet to which the leads are connected. The step B includes: the step of applying a slurry containing the inorganic oxide filler and the binder to the outer surface of a gravure roll, and transferring the slurry applied to the outer surface of the gravure roll on a surface of the electrode sheet that is being transported by a plurality of guide rolls excluding the lead-forming part; and the step of moving at least one selected from the gravure roll and the guide rolls to make the electrode sheet away from the gravure roll in the lead-forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Fukumoto, Tsumoru Ohata, Tetsuya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7963733
    Abstract: Apparatus for binding perfect bound books of different thickness is disclosed where the amount of adhesive applied to the spine of the book block may be varied in relation to the thickness of the book block. An adhesive application station is provided which has a rotary driven adhesive application wheel partially immersed in a bath of a liquefied adhesive such that as a portion of the wheel rotates up out of the adhesive, the periphery of the wheel is coated with a layer of adhesive. An area of increased thickness of the adhesive if formed adjacent the top of the wheel so that upon effecting relative movement of the book block and the adhesive application station, adhesive is applied to the spine of the book block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Perfect Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20090064925
    Abstract: The line (4) intended for applying glue to a workpiece having a finger-jointing profile at the end face and supplying glue to an application comb (1) to be operated in accordance with the working cycle of a finger-jointing plant forms, via a branching point (5), a through-connection with two supply branches which are identical to one another and each of which consists of a metering cylinder (8, 9), connected to a feed line (12, 13) for glue, and of a pneumatically controllable control cylinder (10, 11) which can be operated by a directional control valve (18, 19). The metering piston (8?, 9?) of each metering cylinder (8, 9) is connected via a piston rod (10?, 11?) to the control piston (10?, 11?) of the associated control cylinder (10, 11), such that the metering piston can be moved pneumatically between a first position, in which there is a through-connection between the feed line (12, 13) and the application comb, and a second position, in which this connection does not exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: GreCon Dimter Holzoptimierung Nord GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jorg OBENAUER
  • Patent number: 7311780
    Abstract: A sufficient number of pick-and-place devices (e.g., rolls) whose periods of contact with a substrate are equal or substantially equal to one another are used to form continuous void-free uniform coatings despite the occurrence of unintended or intended coating caliper surges, depressions or voids. The wetted surfaces of the devices contact and re-contact the coating at positions on the substrate that are different from one another. Extremely uniform and extremely thin coatings can be obtained at very high rates of speed. The pick-and-place devices also facilitate drying and reduce the sensitivity of drying ovens to coating caliper surges. Equipment containing the pick-and-place devices is simple to construct, set up and operate, and can easily be adjusted to alter coating thickness and compensate for coating caliper variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William K. Leonard, David W. Leonard
  • Patent number: 7279042
    Abstract: The uniformity of a wet coating on a substrate is improved by contacting the coating at a first position with the wetted surfaces of periodic pick-and-place devices, and re-contacting the coating with such wetted surfaces at positions on the substrate that are different from the first position and not periodically related to one another with respect to their distance from the first position. A coating is applied to a substrate by applying an uneven wet coating, contacting the coating at a first position with the wetted surfaces of periodic pick-and-place devices, and re-contacting the coating with such wetted surfaces at positions on the substrate that are different from the first position and not periodically related to one another with respect to their distance from the first position. These methods can provide extremely uniform coatings and extremely thin coatings, at very high rates of speed. The coatings can be applied in lanes with sharply defined edges and independently adjustable coating calipers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventors: William K. Leonard, David W. Leonard, Albert E. Seaver
  • Patent number: 7270710
    Abstract: A table free gluing device having a glue container includes a gluing part attached by a lid, an upper handle to install the glue container, a plate to hold the glue container cooperating with the upper handle, a lower handle to hold paper cooperating with the upper handle, a joint to connect the upper handle, the plate and the lower handle, two pairs of upper rollers with belts installed on the plate and two pairs of lower rollers with belts installed on the lower handle to grip and roll paper firmly and smoothly cooperating each other, a window cooperating with rails to adjust glue pressure mounted on the upper handle, a spring to press glue container cooperating with the upper handle and the lower handle, and to push back the upper handle, marks on the upper handle to indicate the position of the gluing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Haruko Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6709712
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for holding a substrate during deposition processes that includes a rotation member rotatable about a first, central axis, and a plurality of substrate holders positioned on the rotation member, the substrate holders being rotatable about second axes. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of applying a substantially uniform coating on a substrate including the steps of providing a device of the invention; mounting a substrate onto the substrate mounts; providing at least one substrate coating station in spaced relation to the substrate mounts; rotating the rotation member about a central axis to position one or more of the substrate mounts at the substrate coating station; supplying the coating through the nozzle; moving the nozzle of the coating station in a direction parallel to the substrate at a predetermined rate to apply a uniform coating on the substrate; and rotating the substrate mounts about the second axes during the coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Steven J. Porter
  • Patent number: 6067929
    Abstract: A ceiling texturing device, comprising a drive, a drive shaft attached to the drive whereby the drive rotates the drive shaft, adjustable reciprocating device attached to the drive shaft such that the rotating motion of the drive shaft is converted to reciprocating motion and the amount of reciprocating motion can be selectively varied, a piston rod attached to the adjustable reciprocating device such that the adjustable reciprocating device moves the piston rod in a reciprocating motion and a ceiling texturing device attached to the piston rod such that the piston rod moves the ceiling texturing device in a reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2000
    Inventor: Harry R. Fisher
  • Patent number: 5674566
    Abstract: The proposal is for a process and device for machining plate-like workpieces, especially silicon wafers or glass masks by coating the surface with a liquid, making use of capillary forces to distribute the liquid over the surface. To this end, a narrow slit is formed in which capillary forces act on the liquid. Features of the process are low liquid consumption and insensitivity to soiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventors: Russell Morgan, Thomas Bachtle
  • Patent number: 5614059
    Abstract: In a device by means of which to support dispensers of adhesive material for application to selected areas of a wrapping material, use is made of a slide equipped with a yoke providing a releasable restraint for at least one disposable type of dispenser consisting of or containing the adhesive. The slide reciprocates between at least two limit positions, following a path along which the adhesive is applied by the dispenser to a selected area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: G.D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Silvano Boriani, Alessandro Minarelli
  • Patent number: 5605572
    Abstract: An adherent applicator system utilizes a glue stick or other commercially available containerized applicator as a source of fluent adhering agent. In the case of treating items such as envelopes that are pre-glued, the present system may utilize water in the applicator, to become the adhering agent. In addition to the adhering agent container, the system includes container mounting provisions for securing the container/applicator of the adhering agent; media guide provisions for guiding the paper or other media past the active face of the glue stick or other adhering agent applicator, an anvil providing a reactive working surface to generate contact pressure between the media and the applicator face, and applicator adjustment provisions to compensate for wear in the system. The system may include guide provisions, including a roller element guide embodiment, for positioning the applicator relative to the surface of the media being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: David B. Berger
  • Patent number: 5565242
    Abstract: An automatic liquid lubricant application device for applying a liquid lubricant to the inside of a hole in a workpiece includes an applicator for insertion into the hole for application of the lubricant. The applicator includes a perforated tube surrounded by a sleeve of wicking material. A shoulder surrounding the applicator is sized to engage the workpiece on the marginal portions around the hole. The shoulder is mounted for limited axial movement when pressed against the workpiece. A fluid flow channel connected at one end to a source of lubricant is connected at the other end to the perforated tube. A flow control device for controlling the flow of lubricant in the channel is actuated by axial movement of the shoulder when engaging the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James N. Buttrick, Jr., Darrell D. Jones
  • Patent number: 5536314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paper coloring apparatus for especially water colors or water-based inks, wherein a driven running paper web is positioned around a turning roller constituting the counter pressure roller for an inker and, together with the latter, are included in a roller train adapted to convey ink from a reservoir to the inker. One has aimed at transferring ink to the paper in so small amounts that after-drying of the paper becomes unnecessary. According to the invention, the roller train is adapted to be driven by means of the running paper web and comprises five or more rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: GP-Tinter AS
    Inventor: Per G. Rannestad
  • Patent number: 5522929
    Abstract: This invention improves a machine that has a squeegee-like blade that wipes across an apertured mask to apply to a printed circuit board solder paste or other conductive mounting material. The apparatus and method of the invention involve reciprocating the blade back and forth transverse to the direction of blade sweep across the mask, during the material-applying sweep of the blade across the mask. The reciprocating movement of the blade, combined with the sweep movement, deposits material onto the printed circuit board with high fidelity and with minimal voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Inventor: Gunter Erdmann
  • Patent number: 5498286
    Abstract: A dosing apparatus has a tap member and a housing member. The tap member has opposing planar surfaces which extend between opposing sides, and an aperture extends through the tap member from one opposing surface to the other. The housing member has a base plate which has opposing planar surfaces and an opening which extends through the base plate from one opposing base plate surface to the other. Two opposing housing member sidewalls each extend from the base plate and have a groove which slidably engages two opposing sides of the tap member so that the tap member is positioned between the sidewall so that one tap member planar surface faces one base plate planar surface and so that the housing member is slidably reciprocative in two opposing directions along the tap member opposing sides. The tap member aperture and base plate opening are positioned so that upon sliding of the housing member in one direction of reciprocation, the base plate opening is positioned in communication with the tap member aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Slobodan Milohanic
  • Patent number: 5455077
    Abstract: A crowned resilient roll whose diameter is continuously increased from axially opposite ends of the roll toward an axially middle point thereof is disclosed. The resilient roll includes a columnar roll body formed of a resilient material, and a coating layer formed on an outer circumferential surface of the roll body. The thickness of the coating layer is varied in an axial direction of the roll body, such that the coating layer has the largest thickness at an axially middle point of the roll body, and such that the thickness is gradually reduced from the middle point toward axially opposite ends of the roll body. Also disclosed is a method of making such a crowned resilient roll having a coating layer of varying thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Yamamoto, Masaaki Inubushi, Sumio Oinuma, Saburou Hayashi, Shigeru Nishijima, Masaharu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 5287806
    Abstract: A screen printing apparatus for printing solder paste onto a surface of a printed circuit board through the medium of a screen having openings. The apparatus includes a solder paste automatic supply dispenser of a nonflexible box-like structure which is arranged to be displased along a pair of guide rails back and forth and to be raised and lowered relative to the guide rails. The dispenser has a chamber for containing solder paste to be printed on the surface of the circuit board and an adjusting device attached to the dispenser for adjusting the temperature of the solder paste contained in the chamber so as to be capable of maintaining the temperature at a predetermined degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Takashi Nanzai
  • Patent number: 5209780
    Abstract: The apparatus serves for treatment of the undersides of skis and comprises a housing (1) which can be entered by the skier with strapped-on skis, comprising a treatment arrangement for cleaning, drying, wax application and heating. Supports or backup organs are provided which support the skis (22) during the treatment of their underside, as well as a driving arrangement for generation of a relative motion between the underside of the skis and the treatment arrangement. Support organs are formed by freely rotatable rollers arranged to be parallel to each other. Their axes (11) are held on their ends in an essentially horizontal guide (9) and are connected with the chain-like conveyor members (8). The treatment arrangement or the frame (13) supporting same is also connected with the chain-like conveyor members (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Inventor: Georg Partel
  • 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: 5160563
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a pleated expandable and collapsible multi-cell product for window coverings and the like. A web of material is accordion folded widthwise to form a series of web panels united in alternate succession along first and second creased folds disposed at respective first and second sides of the web. Successive panels are advanced in an unfolded condition lengthwise of the web through an adhesive applying zone to an inlet end of a refold stack and adhesive is applied to each web panel, in a band parallel to and spaced from the associated creased fold with a preceding panel. The web panels having adhesive applied thereto are refolded in succession along the associated creased fold with a preceding panel onto the inlet end of the refold stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Graber Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell J. Kutchmarek, James H. Stauffacher
  • Patent number: 5122220
    Abstract: A mechanism for adjusting a distance between a glue machine and an introducing port of a heating port in a double facer corrugating machine is provided for the purpose of optimizing a penetrated amount of applied paste into a core paper sheet to insure a sticking force between a single-faced corrugated cardboard sheet and a liner. The distance adjusting mechanism includes guide rails and traveling wheels provided in the glue machine and running along the guide rails. In one aspect of the invention, the glue machine is adjustably moved along the guide rails by means of a hydraulic cylinder connected between the glue machine and a stationary frame, and in another aspect of the invention, the glue machine is adjustably driven along the guide rails by means of an electric motor mounted to the glue machine for driving the traveling wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukuharu Seki
  • Patent number: 5054417
    Abstract: Apparatus for binding a plurality of sheets of paper or other media, including an assembly for clamping a plurality of sheets together with binding edges of respective sheets in alignment, and an assembly for coating the binding edges of the sheets with a quick-drying adhesive. The coating assembly advantageously includes an applicator member such as a porous pad, a supply of adhesive to the applicator member and a slidable mounting for the applicator member to guide the member along the binding edges of the clamped sheets. The applicator pad and adhesive may be contained in a telescoping housing which opens to expose the applicator pad during the process of sliding the housing toward and along the binding edges of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Sushil K. Bhatia, Paul E. Brefka, Mihira K. Rath, Nick Misra, Roger N. Chevrette
  • Patent number: 5039375
    Abstract: Bundles of presized wood veneer strips are prepared for longitudinal edge adhesive by vertical alignment of the veneer strip face planes on a horizontal machine bed surface between open clamp jaws. Upon satisfactory alignment of the strip edges on the bed surface, the clamp jaws are closed on the bundle and translated from the bed surface to a horizontal adhesive transfer plane. An adhesive transfer carriage traverses the bundle length to coat the veneer strip bottom edges by a rotatively driven wheel having a lower chordal segment immersed within an adhesive reservoir. After completing the adhesive application pass, the clamp jaws are opened on manual command to release the veneer strip bundle to manual inversion. While the clamp jaws are open, the adhesive transfer carriage is returned to the starting position with a non-rotating adhesive application wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John DeLigt, Lee E. Veneziale
  • Patent number: 5018477
    Abstract: A ski waxing machine (10) includes a housing (12), a pair of parallel oblong recesses, each one to receive one ski are provided in a deck wall of the housing (12). Two rows of supporting elements (18) are provided to completely close the recesses from below and to support the skis. Each row includes a multiplicity of supporting elements which individually can be displaced laterally into a rest position to open an area of the recess respectively. A longitudinally reciprocating slide includes a waxing device for applying wax to the running surfaces of the skis and tracks to individually retract the supporting elements from their supporting positions upon approach of the slide and to return the supporting elements when the slide has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventor: Peter M. Amann
  • Patent number: 5012758
    Abstract: Skis are waxed by a heated sole plate 18 with a porous insert 42 which is flexibly applied to the gliding surface and can be shifted in a longitudinal direction. The insert absorbs wax 50 from a tub 48 heated to a pasty consistency. Porous sheet material 46 may be applied between the sole and the gliding surface. The treatment can include the removal of remnants of old wax from the gliding surface, which is absorbed by the sheet material and softened by heating the gliding surface with the sole. The wax penetrates into the micro cavities of the ski bottom coating and any scratches in it, and the sheet material ensures that a smooth, flat and flexible layer is formed on the gliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Tobler & Co. AG, Chemische Fabrik
    Inventor: Peter Kunzler
  • Patent number: 4984532
    Abstract: Apparatus for controlling the speed and impression on a manual ink proofer engaging a substrate wherein the manual ink proofer is detachably connected to a piston rod of a fluid motor. A valve is provided for controlling the speed at which the piston rod and associated ink proofer is retracted toward the cylinder, and an adjustable downward pressure is applied to the ink proofer to obtain the desired impression pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Inventor: Carey Winters
  • 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: 4857359
    Abstract: A process for overcoating granules with overcoating material in a granulator by providing the inside surface of the granulator, before introduction of the granules, with a layer of the overcoating material in a thickness of 0.1 to 1 mm, maintaining a preset entrainment height of the granules during the granulation process, and adding the overcoating material in the flowing particle bed. The deposited layers are very uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Hobeg mbH
    Inventors: Manfred Groher, Werner Heit, Walter Schmittner, Wolfgang Warzawa
  • Patent number: 4751894
    Abstract: An advertising device formed of sheet material having a first and second portion, one of which includes a predetermined visual indicia formed thereon, and the other portion having a non-visible or latent image or indicia formed thereon; whereby the latter is rendered visible by coating the latent image with a developing ink. This disclosure further contemplates a developing device for developing the latent or non-visible image or indicia, which includes a support arranged to receive the sheet of material so that the portion having non-visible or latent image is predeterminedly positioned at a developing station formed on the support adjacent to a source of a developing ink supply formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Inventor: Peter Engel
  • Patent number: 4534313
    Abstract: A marking apparatus for providing individual marker sleeves for cables is arranged to receive tubing and transport it lengthwise of itself past a marking head of the apparatus, the marking head being responsive to command signals supplied to it from a character generation unit to mark the tubing with required indicia or characters. Downstream of the marking head, a cutting mechanism is provided for severing or semi-severing the tubing according to the required individual marker sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignee: Bowthorpe-Hellermann Limited
    Inventor: Robin Louvel
  • Patent number: 4514443
    Abstract: Apparatus for coating an internal wall of a curved conduit (50) with a layer of protective material, characterized in that it comprises a guide means (46, 46a), a longitudinally flexible member (44) which is transversely substantially rigid associated with the guide means, means for mounting a coating means (62) adjacent a first end of the flexible member for incremental rotation with the flexible member, a drive means (28) for driving the flexible member relative to a curved conduit (50) to be coated, so that the coating means can enter the curved conduit in use and so that the coating means can deposit a strip of protective material longitudinally of the conduit, and means (32, 34, 36) acting on the flexible member for automatically stepping the flexible member and consequently the coating means by a rotational increment after the coating means has completed a traverse of the conduit and for automatically reversing the drive means so that the apparatus deposits a strip of protective material adjacent the fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Inventor: Gene Kostecki
  • Patent number: 4480584
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a device adapted to apply thermoplastic cement for assembling shoe vamp sides, comprising a pair of heater units leading to feet suitable to spread cement along the edges of a shoe insole and a pair of supporting arms for said heater units fixedly mounted with respect to each other and connected to each other at their free ends by means of a pin, operated by an actuator, which can be disposed at a predetermined height above the insole. Each of said heater units is provided with a slide bar disposed parallelly to the axis thereof, axially and slidably engaged within a slide hole obtained in a small block carried by said supporting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: O.R.M.A.C. S.p.A. dei F.LLI CUCCHETTI & CO.
    Inventors: Celeste Cucchetti, Pietro Cucchetti
  • Patent number: 4457255
    Abstract: A ski waxing machine comprises a housing with an oblong opening in the upper wall. The length and the width of the opening corresponds to the length and the width of a pair of skis arranged side by side. A plurality of supporting elements are arranged within the housing and project into the opening. The skis secured on the feet of a skier are supported by the supporting elements. A guide block can be reciprocated within the housing carrying waxing devices, which project upwards into the opening. The supporting elements can be temporarily removed out of the moving path of the guide block and waxing devices upon approach thereof and are automatically reset into the supporting position after the guide block has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Inventor: Peter M. Amann
  • Patent number: 4425867
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying toner to an imagewise tacky surface on a photo-element. The element advances through the apparatus between a pair of plates covered with pile fabrics. The pile fibers are slanted in the direction of advance. One of the plates carries a hopper filled with a particulate toner and one is reciprocated to impart movement to the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1984
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Herbert A. Tobias
  • Patent number: 4348269
    Abstract: A carrier conveying mechanism for electrophoretic apparatus also serving as a support in the step of sample application comprising two wide rollers arranged on the front and rear sides respective, and a wide and thick conveying belt which is passed around said rollers and has a single or plural number of longitudinally extending grooves formed on the surface thereof, said carrier conveying mechanism being adapted in such a manner that a carrier mounted on said conveying belt is conveyed by travelling said belt with rotation of said rollers, and is made stationary by stopping the rotation of said rollers for applying a sample onto the carrier at the position located over the groove formed on the surface of said belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1982
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshio Sakagami
  • 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: 4332454
    Abstract: An applicator assembly used in a processor for processing a photosensitive material with a developer liquid, in which an oscillating applicator supports and contacts an open-celled scrubber pad. The developing fluid is pumped through an adapter onto the applicator, which has a plurality of perforations at its front surface contacting the scrubber pad. The developer fluid is distributed through the scrubber pad which serves as a manifold to the surface to be developed and cleans from it unhardened emulsion of the photosensitive material, which passes the scrubber pad, inserted between it and a transport belt.There are provided means to prevent any shift between the applicator and the scrubber pad which might appear due to the oscillating movement of the applicator assembly transverse to the guide motion of the transport belt, which advances the photosensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1982
    Assignee: American Hoechst Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Hensel, Leonhard F. Biller, Russell J. Danson
  • Patent number: 4325995
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for thin film formation using off-set printing techniques, wherein a film-forming material is coated uniformly on a platform, which material is then transferred onto an object on which a thin film is to be formed. Coating the material on the platform is carried out by moving on the platform a roll coater which includes a distributing roller and a coating roller and which feeds the film-forming material onto the platform and by rotating the coating roller in a direction at which slippage in engagement between the coating roller and the platform is always involved in relation with the movement of the roll coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1982
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Tamura, Shizuo Ishitani, Takashi Shigemura
  • Patent number: 4276333
    Abstract: Lengths of tubing, especially that type of tubing suitable for use in medical equipment and devices, are weakly bound into a coil shape in order to facilitate handling and storage thereof while at the same time placing the tubing into a form that will make the full length thereof readily available by merely applying a slight pulling force to the ends of the coiled tubing. The solvent is applied in a very narrow uninterrupted stream, which stream tracks along one or more locations on a length of tubing that has been wound around a mandrel, which stream is dispensed by a mechanism that simultaneously carries out such tracking in a manner that is synchronized automatically with the dispensing of the stream and without the need for separate control mechanisms with the result that the tracking and dispensing are carried out at substantially the same ratio, with the same general consistency or inconsistency of travel, to the extent that the amount of solvent dispensed per turn of the coil is inherently uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Cobean
  • Patent number: 4154193
    Abstract: A glass frit mixture coating apparatus comprising a container for containing a glass frit mixture, a roller for picking up the mixture and transferring and applying the mixture to a downward surface, and a reverser means for reversing and turning up the surface coated with the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Moriguchi, Yoshifumi Kunimura
  • Patent number: 4128119
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing short lengthed, elongate waste timber workpieces to usable timber beams of relatively long length includes a cutter device for cutting wedge-shaped tenons into the ends of the elongate workpieces, a gluing device for applying a thin coating of glue to the cut tenons on each end of each workpiece, and a press device for pressing the workpieces together such that the cut tenon ends of each workpiece is glued to the cut tenon ends of another workpiece to form a timber beam. A length-cutting device can be used to cut the timber beam into the appropriate lengths as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: Festo-Maschinenfabrik Gottlieb Stoll
    Inventor: Fred Maier
  • Patent number: 4125087
    Abstract: Apparatus for cleaning and painting gas bottles, comprising a rotatable support plate for supporting the bottle, two rotatable brushes which are movable along the rotating bottle and abut thereon for cleaning the bottle, and a painting implement which also abuts on the bottle and is movable along the rotating bottle for painting it after the cleaning operation. The support plate is tippable for compensating for inaccurate centering of the bottle on the support plate relative to the brushes and the painting implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1978
    Inventor: Bengt L. Ronning
  • Patent number: 4122799
    Abstract: An expandable linear guide is releasably affixed to a wall at a desired space below a ceiling meeting the wall. A paint applying device is removably mounted on the guide for movement along the length of the guide and includes a roller in abutment with the wall. A pulley and cord arrangement is mounted on the guide and coupled to the paint applying device for moving the paint applying device along the length of the guide, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Inventor: Antonio Ortega
  • Patent number: 4117799
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating blanks, especially clothing inserts formed of textile material, comprising a device for the successive positioning of at least one blank, a coating device for the successive coating of at least one blank, and a heating device for the thermal treatment of the coated blank. There is further provided a conveyor device for transferring the blank from one device to the other. The conveyor device comprises a perforated plate forming a wall of a distributor chamber which can be connected with the suction side of a suction mechanism. The distributor chamber serves for the reception of at least one blank. The perforated plate has a density or proportion of perforations amounting to at least 10 percent of the surface area of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: Stots & Co. AG
    Inventors: Zdenek Koula, Peter Nirk, Hans Wullschleger
  • Patent number: 4103614
    Abstract: An endless printing screen of generally annular configuration is supported in end bearings. A tubular carrier extends through the space surrounded by the screen and defines with the screen an annular clearance which is subdivided into two or more axially successive chambers. An arrangement of tubes admits printing medium through the carrier into the chambers so that it can pass through the screen to print onto a web beneath the screen. Devices are provided for reciprocating the endless screen and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Mathias Mitter
  • Patent number: 4103613
    Abstract: A screen printing machine has one or more printing stations. Each station has an endless printing screen of generally annular configuration and is supported in end bearings. A carrier extends through the space surrounded by the screen and defines a clearance with the screen. An arrangement of tubes admits printing medium through the carrier into this clearance. The clearance is subdivided into discrete chambers so that, when different-color printing media are admitted into the different chambers the printing station is capable of printing a multi-color pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Inventor: Mathias Mitter
  • Patent number: 4074625
    Abstract: An endless printing screen of generally annular configuration is supported in end bearings. An arrangement of tubes admits printing medium into the interior of the screen so that it can pass through the latter to print onto a web beneath the screen. A device is provided for reciprocating the endless screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1978
    Inventor: Mathias Mitter