Rotary Patents (Class 118/262)
  • Patent number: 9623433
    Abstract: A device for coating surface portions of a board material with a liquid material. The device includes a wheel which transfers the coating material and compressed air which positions the coating material. A method for surface coating and a floorboard with a finished surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Jan Peterson, Niclas Hakansson
  • Patent number: 9409374
    Abstract: A device for gluing of a double facer includes a glue bath containing glue; a gluing roll immersed in and coated with the glue; a doctor roll adjusting the glue on the gluing roll to a predetermined thickness, transferred to a single faced corrugated cardboard; a swing roll disposed at an upstream portion of a transferring direction of the corrugated cardboard; and a moving device that moves the swing roll in a direction that the single faced corrugated cardboard is wrapped around the gluing roll. The swing roll is wrapped around the single faced corrugated cardboard, and the number of flute tips of the single faced corrugated cardboard that are concurrently contacting with the gluing roll and applied with the glue is adjusted by moving only the swing roll in such a direction that crosses a sheet face of the single faced corrugated cardboard passing through the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRINTING & PACKAGING MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Ohira, Kazuki Mizushima
  • Patent number: 9088043
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for coating a functional layer on a current collector with an active material layer thereon, the apparatus including a first roll and a second roll, the first roll and second roll being for advancing the current collector; a gravure roll, the gravure roll being configured to coat the functional layer on the active material layer; a thickness measurer, the thickness measurer being configured to measure at least one of a thickness of the active material layer and a sum thickness of the active material layer and the functional layer; and a controller, the controller being in communication with the thickness measurer and being configured to control a rotation speed of the gravure roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So-Il Moon, Jee-Sang Hwang, Su-Hwan Kim, Hyoung-No Lee
  • Patent number: 8960123
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating apparatus including flow coating and roll-coating that may be used for uniform sol-gel coating of substrates such as glass, solar panels, windows or part of an electronic display. Also disclosed are methods for substrate preparation, flow coating and roll coating. Lastly systems and methods for skin curing sol-gel coatings deposited onto the surface of glass substrates using a high temperature air-knife are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Enki Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenor L. Brophy, Sina Maghsoodi, Patrick J. Neyman, Peter R. Gonsalves, Jeffrey G. Hirsch, Yu S. Yang
  • Patent number: 8910587
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an application device. The application device has an application roller to apply a treatment liquid onto a recording medium before an image is formed on the recording medium. The application roller has a core member serving as a rotation shaft of the application roller and an elastic surface member disposed around the core member. The core member has a plurality of convex ring portions formed along a circumferential direction of the core member around a circumferential surface of the core member and a plurality of concave ring portions formed between the plurality of convex ring portions. The convex ring portions and the concave ring portions are alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shozo Sakura, Satoshi Kitaoka, Shinji Imoto, Hiroyoshi Komaba
  • Publication number: 20140261032
    Abstract: A coating head for coating an engraved surface on a coating cylinder of a printing press is provided including a main body having a longitudinal cavity for liquid, open to the coating cylinder and having a seal to substantially seal said main body to the coating cylinder where the cavity has an injection zone providing for a liquid pressurizing zone within a portion of the cavity in the main body. The main body has an inlet to provide liquid to a supply chamber and an outlet to exhaust said liquid and air from an exhaust/return chamber. The seal includes at least a trailing doctor blade and a metering doctor blade, where the trailing doctor blade is at an angle of three to twelve degrees relative to a tangent of the coating cylinder taken at a center of the injection zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: P. Kenneth Deneka
  • Patent number: 8807069
    Abstract: A roll blade coating method including transferring an excessive amount of a coating liquid onto a continuously running web, and adjusting the excessive amount of the coating liquid to a desired adhesion amount with a roll blade, wherein the roll blade is held by a holding member for holding the roll blade, wherein the holding member is pressed by a plurality of air cylinders each configured to press the holding member, wherein the air cylinders are arranged in a side of the holding member, which side is opposite to a side where the holding member holds the roll blade, and wherein the air cylinders can separately be adjusted in air pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Hanai, Satoshi Nakazawa, Nobuyuki Nagasawa, Tetsuya Hara
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130249995
    Abstract: A coating apparatus includes: a coating roller configured to apply a coating liquid to an object to be coated; a supply roller configured to supply the coating liquid to the coating roller, wherein: the supply roller has a circumferential surface of which a width is larger than a width of a circumferential surface of the coating roller, the circumferential surface of the supply roller has a contact region configured to make contact with the coating roller and non-contact regions configured not to make contact with the coating roller, the contact region has a surface state different from a surface state of the non-contact regions such that a flow velocity of the coating liquid flowing on the non-contact regions is faster than a flow velocity of the coating liquid flowing on the contact region; and a coating liquid supply device configured to supply the coating liquid to the supply roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gentaro FURUKAWA, Hiroshi UEMURA
  • Patent number: 8539904
    Abstract: A rod bed assembly (1, 11, 111) has a holder (2) made of a composite material according to a continuous primary molding method, a rod bed (3) made of a polymer according to a continuous primary molding method, and a doctor rod (4) rotatably supported in a bearing recess (34) on the front side of the rod bed. The holder (2) is formed such that the rod bed (3) and the doctor rod (4) are insertable into and removable from a socket provided in the holder in the radial direction of the doctor rod (4). The rod bed (3) has closed cavities for saving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Timo S. Lintula, Ari-Pekka Kautto, Sami Kuparinen
  • Patent number: 8506709
    Abstract: A roll coater with a recirculation loop is disclosed. Waste coating material form the roll coater is treated in an agitator unit containing, for example, one or more ultrasonic transducers, and optionally a filtration unit and/or temperature control unit to produce reconditioned coating solution, such as a reconditioned sol-gel precursor solution. Also disclosed is preventative maintenance module comprising a cleaning unit that is designed to engage and clean the applicator and/or metering rolls in a roll coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Advenira Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmira Ryabova
  • Patent number: 8424481
    Abstract: A gluing mechanism incorporating a notched glue scraper and a method thereof are disclosed. A glue dispensing roller is provided adjacent to a web material traveling path where a web material is conveyed to get past, and operated to touch glue contained in a glue tank, and accordingly, a glue carrying roller surface of the glue dispensing roller is coated with the glue. A notched scraper blade, which faces the glue carrying roller surface of the glue dispensing roller, scrapes the glue stayed on the portion of the glue carrying roller surface, which corresponds with the non-notched area of the scraper edge. Comparatively, the glue stayed on the rest of the glue carrying roller surface is formed a glue layer for subsequently applying to a gluing side of the web material, wherein the rest of the glue carrying roller surface corresponds with notched area of the scraper edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8424482
    Abstract: An apparatus for coating web-shaped materials with a coating medium includes a rotating transfer roll that has depressions on its circumferential surface for transferring the coating medium, a coating chamber, and a nozzle carrier with several bored holes before the coating chamber in a motion direction of the transfer roll. Coating medium streams out of these bored holes in a free stream. The apparatus aims to achieve a uniform and reproducible coating of the web for various different application weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Herbert Olbrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Joehren, Frank Redetzky
  • Publication number: 20130092079
    Abstract: The medical device of the invention comprises a surface comprising at least one outermost portion and a plurality of depressions. The depressions occupy at least about 80% of the surface area of the surface. The depressions contain a coating material that preferably comprises a biologically active material and/or polymer, and the outermost portion is substantially free of any coating material. The invention is also directed to a method for manufacturing a medical device. The method comprises applying a coating material to the surface of the medical device by using at least one roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8343621
    Abstract: An image removing method including heating a recording material having thereon an image to a temperature so that the image has a plasticity; pressure-contacting an uppermost stream peeling member with the recording material while the image maintains a plasticity; separating the uppermost stream peeling member from the recording material to transfer at least a portion of the image to the uppermost stream peeling member; and repeating the heating, pressure-contacting and separating steps at least one more time using at least one downstream peeling member, wherein the uppermost stream peeling member has a first outermost layer which does not have a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material, and at least one of the at least one downstream peeling member has a second outermost layer which has a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kakuji Murakami
  • Patent number: 8302650
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device (1) for gluing the final edge (4a) of a log of band-shaped material (4), comprising a rolling plane (2) for feeding a log (3) that has at least a through opening (7) for the application of a glue (8) on the log (3) itself. The device comprises a blade (9) provided for the application of the glue (8) on the log (3). The application blade (9) is mobile between a first position, in which it is spaced from the opening (7), and a second position, in which it is disposed close to the through opening (7). The device (1) comprises a pressure container (10) for housing the glue (8) to be fed to the blade (9). The container (10) has a slot (12) facing towards, and close to an application edge (9a) of the blade (9) when the latter is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 8302555
    Abstract: A liquid coating apparatus has: a coating roller which has a coating surface; a liquid holding unit which abuts against the coating surface of the coating roller so as to form a liquid holding space; a medium support member which faces the coating surface in such a manner that the medium support member and the coating roller nip and support the medium; an abutment pressure-varying device which adjusts at least one of a first abutment pressure between the coating surface of the coating roller and the liquid holding unit and a second abutment pressure between the coating surface of the coating roller and the medium; and a control device which controls the abutment pressure-varying device according to a relative position of the medium with respect to the coating roller, wherein the coating roller rotates while the medium is sandwiched by the medium support member and the coating roller in such a manner that the liquid is fed to the coating surface from the liquid holding unit and the liquid is transferred to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakazawa, Toshiyuki Makuta
  • Patent number: 8286577
    Abstract: A dosing device for the application of a coating mix (6) onto a running web, in particular a paper or paperboard web (1), which device comprises a rod (8) that is supported revolvingly over its entire length in a rod cradle (12), and a pressing device (13) acting on the rod cradle and producing a pressure of the rod onto the web (1) and onto the holding-on device (2, 17, 15) of the web, the rod (8) being provided with a wear resistant surface coating (15) with a hardness of about 10 to about 100 according to Shore A. The invention also relates to methods of using said rod, and to said revolving rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mattssonforetagen I Uddevalla Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Tore Eriksson, Hakan Karlsson
  • Patent number: 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: 8220411
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a liquid applying apparatus that enables the viscosity of a liquid to be applied and the condition of supply of the liquid to be detected using conventional mechanisms and without the need for a viscometer or the like, thus allowing prevention of improper application of the liquid to a medium and mitigation of wear of an applying roller or the like, the apparatus having an inexpensive configuration. Thus, according to the present invention, a driving load on an applying roller driving motor is detected when an applying roller is driven. If the driving load is equal to or more than a preset threshold, an operation of re-supplying the liquid is performed by a pump, or an operation of the roller driving motor is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yoshino, Hideaki Nagahara, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Takeshi Sekino, Keisei Hakamata
  • Patent number: 8191500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for coating plates (6) in circulation. Said device comprises a transport system for transporting plates (6) and a feeding device (5) which can apply the coating material (8) to the surface of the plates. Means (7) for drying and/or hardening the coating material are provided next to the feeding device and above the plates. Contrary to state of the art devices, said inventive device comprises means which enable a material web (3) to pass between the transport elements for the transport of plates and means (7) for drying and/or hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: Kronoplus Technical AG, Theodor Hymmen Holding GmbH, S.D. Warren Company
    Inventors: Dieter Döhring, Udo Hanitzsch, Gary Blenkhorn
  • Patent number: 8191503
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes: an application roller having an application surface for applying a liquid to a medium, at least the application surface of the application roller being constituted by an elastic body; a liquid holding unit including an abutting part which abuts against a circumferential surface of the application roller so as to form a liquid holding space, the abutting part including a measuring roller which has a projection-recess surface capable of holding a specific amount of the liquid; and a drive control device which rotates the application roller and the measuring roller in such a manner that the liquid is transferred from the application surface to the medium while the liquid is supplied to the application surface from the liquid holding unit, and which halts rotation of the measuring roller while rotating the application roller after an end of application of the liquid to the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20120113186
    Abstract: Provided are a coating device and an ink jet recording apparatus which are capable of stably coating process liquid in a good state. In a coating device that draws up process liquid reserved in a process liquid vessel by a drawing-up roller to supply the process liquid to a coating roller, the inside of the process liquid vessel is divided into a reservoir and a recovery chamber by a partition plate, and the process liquid is circulated and supplied so as to always overflow to the recovery chamber side. Thereby, the liquid level thereof can be always maintained constant, and the process liquid can be stably coated. In addition, since the process liquid is circulated and supplied, the liquid concentration and the liquid temperature can be easily controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi FUKUI, Kouki NOMURA
  • Patent number: 8146529
    Abstract: There is provided a liquid application apparatus capable of performing stable application without providing a new mechanism, by efficiently removing an application liquid increased in viscosity and fixedly adhered to an abutting portion between an application member and a liquid supplying member. A liquid application apparatus includes an application member that applies a liquid supplied to an applied face to a printing medium by rotating an application roller and a liquid holding member that abuts against the applied face to form a liquid holding space for holding the liquid, and the amount of liquid that is held in the liquid holding space and makes contact with the application member in unit time is larger before an applying operation for applying the liquid to the printing medium than in the applying operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisei Hakamata, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Hideaki Nagahara, Hiroshi Yoshino, Takeshi Sekino
  • Publication number: 20110315075
    Abstract: A web (200) passing a second press roll (105) while being held between an application roll (103) and the second press roll (105) is conveyed in such a manner that the web (200) is inclined toward the second press roll (105) from a tangent line (1) at a point of contact between the application roll (103) and the second press roll (105). A rotation speed (V1) of a first press roll (104) is equal to a conveyance speed (VMD) of the web (200). A rotation speed (V2) of the second press roll (105) is equal to the conveyance speed (VMD) of the web (200). A rotation speed (V3) of a feed roll (106) is higher than the conveyance speed (VMD) of the web (200).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8067058
    Abstract: The amount of a paint for forming a porous heat-resistant layer supplied to the outer surface of a gravure roll is adjusted by removing the paint with a blade that is disposed so as to contact the outer surface. A resin blade is used, and the position at which the resin blade contacts the outer surface of the gravure roll is changed as the resin blade wears away. This prevents the amount of the paint for forming the porous heat-resistant layer removed from the outer surface of the gravure roll from changing as the resin blade wears away, so that the excess amount of the paint carried on the outer surface of the gravure roll is removed with good accuracy. An almost constant amount of the paint is thus transferred to an electrode surface from the outer surface of the gravure roll, and a porous heat-resistant layer with an almost uniform thickness is stably formed on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hayashi, Akira Motoi, Yasuhiko Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20110283936
    Abstract: Described are paint rollers formed using nucleated polypropylene and methods of making a paint roller using one or more thermoplastic components comprising nucleated polypropylene. Described are methods of making a paint roller using preformed strips or core material comprising nucleated polypropylene. The nucleated polypropylene adhesive and/or the nucleated polypropylene strips may further comprise between 5% and 66% calcium carbonate by weight. One or various levels of nucleation and/or compounds including calcium carbonate may be used to form portions of one or multiple components that make up the paint roller, including, for example, the thermoplastic strips, adhesives and/or the backing of a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Chandra SEKAR
  • Patent number: 8028648
    Abstract: A rod cradle for a film, coating, or dam rod includes a frame profile (12) equipped with an insert groove (14), an insert (16) fitted into the insert groove, and the insert having a rod groove (18) and a rod (28) therein. The device has locking elements (24) for locking the insert (16) into the frame profile (12). There are, on the sides of the insert groove, edges (20) through which the insert passes into the insert groove when the rod is not present. On the sides of the rod groove (16) there are opposing lips (22). The lips (22) have vertices (74) through which the rod (28) can pass without damage to the rod or the insert so that the rod can be inserted in to the rod groove (18) and lock the insert (16) in the insert groove (14) of the frame profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Arto Karusalmi, Ari-Pekka Kautto, Sami Kuparinen, Vesa Lamberg, Pekka Ylönen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7963245
    Abstract: A liquid application device includes a rotating unit for rotating an application member to apply liquid to a medium in contact with the application member, a liquid application unit including the application member, and a retention member for retaining liquid in a sealed liquid retention space formed to be in contact with the application member. The liquid application unit applies the liquid retained in the liquid retention space to the medium via the application member by rotating the application member. In addition, a control unit controls the rotating unit, wherein the control unit controls, after receiving information of instruction on applying liquid to the medium, the rotating unit to rotate, before the application member contacts the medium, the application member so that the rotating unit performs a preliminary rotation that forms a pool of the liquid in an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naomi Oshio, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Masuyama, Naoji Otsuka
  • Patent number: 7923065
    Abstract: An image removing method including heating a recording material having thereon an image to a temperature so that the image has a plasticity; pressure-contacting an uppermost stream peeling member with the recording material while the image maintains a plasticity; separating the uppermost stream peeling member from the recording material to transfer at least a portion of the image to the uppermost stream peeling member; and repeating the heating, pressure-contacting and separating steps at least one more time using at least one downstream peeling member, wherein the uppermost stream peeling member has a first outermost layer which does not have a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material, and at least one of the at least one downstream peeling member has a second outermost layer which has a plasticity when being pressure-contacted with the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Limited
    Inventor: Kakuji Murakami
  • Patent number: 7921800
    Abstract: A method for coating a fire-resistant substance onto a carrier veil and products containing fire-resistant substances are provided. The method includes delivering a pliable carrier veil in a traveling web, drawing the carrier veil web through a reservoir defined by a nip of two rollers and containing the fire-resistant substance, where the carrier veil is coated with the fire-resistant substance. The method also includes controlling the amount of fire-resistant substance on the carrier veil web by setting a nip dimension between the two rollers, passing the carrier veil through the nip of the two rollers and providing the fire-resistant substance as a slurry suitable to coat the veil exiting the nip with a layer effective to provide a selected fire resistance. Heat is applied to the carrier veil sufficient to accelerate a curing reaction in the fire-resistant substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pyrotite Coatings of Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Huddy, Janice B. Loebel, Vaughn D. Zoller
  • Patent number: 7896966
    Abstract: An applying amount to an applying medium is controlled in a liquid applying apparatus. Specifically, before driving a pump, a circulation speed decision processing (S3) is carried out. According to this decided speed, a speed of the circulation flow generated in a liquid holding space is controlled in a pump operating process (S4). This controls a pressure in the liquid holding space. As a result, a state of flow of the applying liquid at a contact member of a liquid holding member in contact with the applying roller is changed, and an amount of the applying liquid adhering to an applying roller and going out of the contact portion is controlled. This can control the amount of the applying liquid to be applied to the applying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Masuyama, Osamu Iwasaki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Naomi Oshio
  • Patent number: 7814860
    Abstract: An adhesive-spreading unit includes a set of rollers, each of which rotates at a higher speed than the preceding one, the first roller being in contact with a tank of adhesive and the last roller sliding in contact with a film on which the adhesive is to be deposited. The unit also includes devices for distancing the rollers from one another and bring them into contact when the film has been loaded into a machine, and a single actuator unit for moving the rollers. The actuator, during the first stage of its travel, brings a rubber-clad roller into contact with the first roller, and during the second part of its travel moves the two rollers to bring the rubber-covered roller into contact with a third roller, which transfers the adhesive to the film and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Nordmeccanica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Cerciello
  • Patent number: 7781137
    Abstract: A method for producing a high-quality and low-cost laminate type electrophotographic photoreceptor having a coating film of uniform thickness with high efficiency is provided. In the electrophotographic photoreceptor having a laminated structure composed at least of two layers: a charge generating layer containing a charge generating substance and a charge transporting layer containing a charge transporting substance, the charge generating layer is formed by applying a coating solution for forming the charge generating layer onto the conductive support by an ink-jet coating method, and the charge transporting layer is formed by applying a coating solution for forming the charge transporting layer onto the charge generating layer by a roll coating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikio Kakui, Takatsugu Obata, Masanori Kinomoto
  • Patent number: 7673581
    Abstract: A device for the application of at least two liquid to pasty application media to one or both sides of a moving surface, having a curtain applicator for applying the application media. The curtain applicator discharges the application media onto the moving surface as curtains moving substantially under the force of gravity, and the moving surface being one of a surface of a material web and a surface of a transfer element, which transfers the application media to the surface of the material web. The device includes a collecting device for the separate collection of each application medium. The collecting device being positionable between the curtain applicator and the material web. The curtain applicator and the collecting device being movable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Ueberschär
  • Patent number: 7669549
    Abstract: A machine for single or double sided application of a liquid or viscous coating medium by way of at least one applicator unit onto the surface of a mating material web, especially a paper or cardboard web. A medium collecting device that is allocated to the applicator unit or to a dispensing component of the applicator unit which includes the dispensing openings, is equipped with a receiving and release component which is allocated to the medium collecting device and which is or can be mounted detachably on same. During the start of the application process the component releases the curtain or veil due to a common adjustment with the medium collecting device or of a section component of same relative to the curtain or veil from a rim extending across the moving background or from an edge extending across the moving background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Ueberschär, Benjamin Méndez-Gallon, Bernd Bohnenkamp
  • Publication number: 20100028548
    Abstract: Apparatus for gluing the final tail of rolls or logs of wound sheet material includes a glue distributor device located below an opening in a roll down table. The tail of the roll is separated from the roll by a tail separating unit upstream of the opening. The gluing distributor device includes a tank containing glue, a rotatable pick up roll located inside of the tank and partially immersed in the glue, and a glue distributor roll positioned externally above the tank and provided with at least one paddle. The pick up roll picks up glue as it rotates, and the rotating paddle contacts the pick up roll and picks up glue as the glue distributor roll rotates. The paddle rotates into the opening in the roll down table, and glue is transferred from the paddle to a roll as the roll rolls over the opening. A cull roll can be culled without applying glue to the roll by mounting a cull roll support projection on the glue distributor roll which is not long enough to contact the pick up roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mauro Biagioni, Sergio Casella, Richard J. Vigneau
  • Patent number: 7647882
    Abstract: A strip coating device for coating of strips, particularly metal strips, has at least one application head for applying coating substances to the strip. The application head has at least one application roller that applies the coating substance to the strip, and having at least one supporting roller disposed on the side of the strip opposite the application head. The application head works on the strip either in a first functional position where the strip is supported by the supporting roller, or, in a second functional position outside of the supporting region of the supporting roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: BWG Bergwerk- und Walzwerk-Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Michelbrink, Dieter Baukloh, Andreas Noé
  • Patent number: 7600471
    Abstract: A proofing tool including an anilox roll and an impression roll that are shiftable relative to each other between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The invention further includes a positive rotational linkage between the anilox roll and the impression roll whereby a pitch velocity of the anilox roll and a pitch velocity of the impression roll are substantially matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald K. Westby
  • Patent number: 7574956
    Abstract: A proofing tool, including an anilox roll and an impression roll shiftable relative to each other from an engaged position and a disengaged position and a positive stop nip adjustment mechanism. operably connected to the anilox roll and the impression roll and being adjustable whereby when the anilox roll and the impression roll are in the engaged position the positive stop prevents the nip distance from being smaller than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Integrity Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald K. Westby
  • Publication number: 20090165937
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus has: a rotatable coating cylinder which has a circumferential surface onto which an application liquid is supplied; a base member which is conveyed continuously while making contact with the rotatable coating cylinder; a blade which scrapes off excess liquid of the application liquid in such a manner that a prescribed amount of the application liquid remains on the rotatable coating cylinder, before the rotatable coating cylinder transfers, onto the base member, the application liquid; a blade holding body which holds the blade, is supported on a supporting shaft and is rotatable in a rotation direction; and a plurality of biasing devices which are disposed in an axial direction of the rotatable coating cylinder and bias the blade holding body in the rotation direction of the blade holding body in such a manner that the blade makes contact with the circumferential surface of the rotatable coating cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Inoue, Junichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7536974
    Abstract: A liquid holding member abuts against an applying surface (outer surface) of an applying member which applies an applying liquid to an applying medium, and a liquid holding space for holding the applying liquid is formed between the applying member and the liquid holding member. By rotating the applying member, the applying liquid held in the liquid holding space is affixed to the outer surface of the applying member while being restricted to the abutting member, and the applying liquid is applied to the medium. In this event, the abutting position of the applying member and the liquid holding member differs between after applying operation completion and before applying operation starting. Thus, distortion generated at the abutting position of the applying surface of the applying member and the liquid holding member can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Iwasaki, Naoji Otsuka, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsuhiko Masuyama, Naomi Oshio
  • Patent number: 7467586
    Abstract: A system for driving the damping roller in rotary printing machines. The system has a driving mechanism for the damping roller, while the plate cylinder is being driven separately by an individual driving mechanism, for realizing the delta mode of operation. In this mode of operation, the driving mechanism of the damping roller can be disengaged through a switchable transmission from the driving gear train and connected with the individual driving mechanism of the plate cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Koneig & Bauer AG
    Inventors: Arndt Jentzsch, Christian Ziegenbalg, Martin Riese, Bodo Zirnstein
  • Patent number: 7435299
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for selectively applying an agent-containing liquid coating to extremely tiny skin piercing microprojections (10). The coating solution is applied to the skin piercing microprojections (10) using a coating technique which selectively coats only the skin piercing microprojections (10) and not the substrate (12) from which the microprojections (10) extend, and then dried. The coating method includes providing an agent-containing coating liquid and conveying the liquid to a liquid holding surface having a coating transfer region. The depth of the coating liquid at the coating transfer region is precisely controlled. The microprojections are then immersed to a predetermined level in the coating liquid. The liquid that coats the microprojections (10) is then dried to form a solid agent-containing coating on the microprojections (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: ALZA Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Trautman, Cedric T. Wright, Michel J.N. Cormier
  • Publication number: 20080202412
    Abstract: An application device (2) for applying fluid to a contour of a substrate, having a transfer wheel (4) for transferring the fluid from a fluid dispensing device (6), in particular a dispensing nozzle (18), onto the contour of the substrate, characterized in that the transfer wheel (4) has an axially tapering transport surface for transporting the fluid onto the contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Burmester, Thomas Meyer
  • Patent number: 7395778
    Abstract: A liquid applying apparatus can prevent an applying liquid from evaporating while an applying operation is stopped and can reliably prevent the liquid from leaking even when, for example, the posture of the apparatus is tilted. An abutting member of a holding member is abutted, under an urging force of a spring, against an applying surface of an applying roller. Thus, a liquid holding space is formed between the applying roller and a holding member to hold the applying liquid. The abutting member is annularly formed of a single member. The applying roller rotates to cause the applying liquid held in the holding space to adhere to an outer peripheral surface of the applying roller. The applying liquid is then applied to the applying medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Osamu Iwasaki, Naoji Otsuka, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Keisei Hakamata
  • Patent number: 7393415
    Abstract: To suppress generation of a joint when detaching an applicator roll and cylindrical substrate from each other in a simple control to form a coating film having a uniform thickness efficiently on the cylindrical substrate is provided. A coating liquid is supplied from a pan to an applicator roll via a metalling roll, the applicator roll supplied with the coating liquid and a cylindrical substrate provided so as to be close to or in contact with the applicator roll are rotated. The coating liquid is transferred from the applicator roll to the cylindrical substrate, and the cylindrical substrate is rotated in a predetermined number. Thereafter, such control is carried out that the circumferential speed V1 of one of the applicator roll and the cylindrical substrate is higher than the circumferential speed V2 of the other when detaching the applicator roll and the cylindrical substrate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsugu Obata, Hisayuki Utsumi, Junichi Washo
  • Patent number: 7322221
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for applying lubricants on the peripheral surfaces of rollers in roll stands for rolling strips, more particularly multiple roll stands with support rollers and working rollers (SW; AW), wherein the lubricants are applied in an area of the peripheral surfaces of the working cylinder (AW) which impinges upon the rolling strip (WB) located between the upper or bottom strip surface and the strippers (AS) placed against the peripheral surfaces. The improvement to said device is characterized in that the lubricant is applied by means of the application rollers (ATW) that can be pressed against the peripheral surfaces of the working roller (AW), whose periphery is impinged upon by the periphery of a coaxially mounted transmission roller (UW) on the peripheral surface of which lubricant is applied by means of spraying, splashing or dipping devices (SD; TW).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: SMS Demag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Löhr, Matthias Kipping
  • Patent number: 7323056
    Abstract: A coating apparatus is provided in which entrained air flow of an applicator roll and a web is removed and occurrences of misting and coating irregularity are suppressed to thereby realize a uniform coating liquid film and a uniform coating state. A coating apparatus includes an applicator roll arranged to abut on another roll so as to form a nip portion therebetween and to transfer a coating liquid to be coated on a surface of a web passing through the nip portion. The coating apparatus further includes a coater head provided on an upstream side of the nip portion in a rotational direction of the applicator roll so as to supply the coating liquid onto a surface of the applicator roll and a boundary air remover provided between the nip portion and the coater head on the upstream side of the nip portion so as to prevent air from entering the nip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigenari Horie, Masahiro Sugihara, Hiroshi Miura, Toshiaki Miyakura