With Deformation Or Cutting Of Corrugated Lamina Patents (Class 156/207)
  • Patent number: 11059113
    Abstract: A slitting machine for removing a strip from a sheet of material. The slitting machine has a blade assembly with first and second cutting blades, and a perforating blade arranged between the first and second cutting blades. The first and second cutting blades are arranged to cut the sheet of material to define the strip and the perforating blade is arranged to perforate the sheet of material to define an end of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLEM PATENT PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Stuart John Murphy
  • Patent number: 10737453
    Abstract: An apparatus to create corrugated cardboard on the site of a system for automatically forming packaging boxes for packaging an arrangement of one or more item(s) to be shipped, said corrugated cardboard having at least one corrugated layer between two flat layers, comprising at least two supply stations for supplying two different single-faced corrugated cardboards, each single-faced corrugated cardboard comprising a corrugated layer (having a closed side with an attached flat layer and an open side opposite to said closed side, a supply station for supplying a closing layer, a microprocessor communicatively coupled to obtain information on the arrangement to be shipped, the information relating to at least one of overall dimensions, weight, shape, shipping conditions, fragility, sensitivity to moisture, value, shipping destination, and the obtained information allowing selection, based on the obtained information, of at least one of said at least two different single-faced corrugated cardboards, and an attac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventors: Joost Zeilstra, Fokke De Boer, Muhamber Eglence, Olaf De Jong
  • Patent number: 10052609
    Abstract: A tower packing element, a tower packing, a packing tower, and a mixer comprising the tower packing element are provided. The tower packing element are manufactured by a deformed plate and comprises a plurality of strip assemblies arranged along a longitudinal direction of the tower packing element and a connecting plate portion connected between adjacent strip assemblies. Each of the strip assemblies defines a central passage therein, and the central passage is extended in a lateral direction of the tower packing element. The connecting plate portion is extended along the lateral direction of the tower packing element. The adjacent strip assemblies and the connecting plate portion connected therebetween define a side passage parallel to the central passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZEHUA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Runxing Xie, Hongping Tang, Jiazhuo Lv, Changzhi Wang
  • Patent number: 9933777
    Abstract: A method and a non-transient computer readable medium for sorting orders to be run on a multi-section slitter/scorer at a corrugator dry end includes collecting specifications of orders in current, prior, and/or subsequent paper group queues. Run times and slit/score head recovery times for orders in the current paper group queue are calculated using the specifications. Those orders for which recovery time exceeds run time are flagged as short orders. For a given short order, pairs of preceding and following orders that would require recovery times less than the short order's run time are determined and flagged as potential bracketing pairs. The current paper group queue is searched to determine if a bracketing pair can be formed from its orders, and if so, the orders in the current paper group queue are reorganized such that the orders in the bracketing pair immediately precede and follow the given short order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Marquip, LLC
    Inventors: James A. Cummings, Ronald H. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9827734
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the production of a corrugated cardboard product. The apparatus comprises a first single facer and a second single facer which are provided in each case with a press-down belt and with a first and a second grooving roller respectively. The first and the second grooving roller are designed for embossing a wave profile onto a first and a second paper web respectively. The press-down belts, together with the respective grooving rollers, for connecting the first and the second paper webs in each case to a non-corrugated web for the production of a first and a second single-flute corrugated cardboard web respectively. The first single facer is equipped with a first oblique guide roller, the axis of rotation of which is inclined at a vertical inclination angle between side margins of the first paper web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PROGROUP AG
    Inventor: Christophe Haessig
  • Patent number: 9578958
    Abstract: The invention provides an angled joint component for joining together components of a construction formed from cardboard. The joint is preferably folded from a single piece of cardboard and comprises a plurality of layers held in juxtaposition. The joint may be included in a desk formed from cardboard top and leg sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: FLUTE OFFICE LIMITED, DS SMITH PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventor: Cheryl Louise Scowen
  • Patent number: 9102454
    Abstract: A packaging wrapper (14) is made of material (48) having inner (50) and outer (52) laminate structures bonded together. A peelable flap (24) is defined in the wrapper by means of offset score lines (54, 56) in the laminate structures, the structures being bonded together in a marginal region between the score lines by means of a peelable adhesive (60). In one aspect of the invention, the score lines (54, 56) are formed using a pair of contra-rotating die cylinders (80, 82, FIG. 8) positioned on opposite sides of the laminated film Each cylinder contacts a respective laminate structure and has a blade (86, 88) for forming a score line in that structure. In another aspect, the laminate structures (50, 52) are bonded together using a single peelable adhesive (60) both within and outside of the marginal region. In a further aspect, the structures (50, 52) are not bonded together in at least part of the marginal region to provide a lifting tab (46) for the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Cadbury UK Limited
    Inventors: Jason Denis Willey, Parbinder Cheema
  • Patent number: 8815041
    Abstract: A panel filter is provided such as for HVAC applications in which one of the cut edges is frayed and attached with adhesive to the inner peripheral surface of a paper board frame. The frayed edges may facilitate better gluing of pleated filter medium to the frame especially for self-supported filter media applications and may increase structural rigidity and sealibility as a whole. Frayed edges also provide flexibility to assist in installation of a card of pleated filter medium into a paper board frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Clarcor Air Filtration Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Underwood, Casey C. Dent, LaMonte A. Crabtree
  • Patent number: 8545658
    Abstract: Systems are provided for fabricating a plurality of possible pleat packs used in the formation of circumferentially pleated filter sleeves comprising a substantially horizontal contact surface, a pleating machine having cutting structure, operatively positioned proximate the substantially horizontal contact plane, for delivering continuous upstanding pleat packs of a predetermined pleat formation to the horizontal contact surface, structure for guiding the upstanding pleat packs received from the pleating machine into a flattened condition, structure for securing the pleat packs in the flattened condition and structure for forming the flattened pleat packs into a predetermined length for subsequent formation into sleeves of circumferential pleats. Methods for fabricating a plurality of possible pleat packs used in the formation of circumferentially pleated filter sleeves are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron Spearin, Craig Spisinski, Mahesh Z. Patel, Keith Wesner, Jack H. Vining, Jr., James Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 8506740
    Abstract: Certain processes for manufacturing an electrochemical sensor module include molding first and second opposing portions of a sensor module housing onto a carrier; installing an electrode arrangement on the first portion of the sensor module housing; folding the carrier to align the first portion of the sensor module housing with the second portion; and joining the first and second portions of the sensor module housing. The carrier can be advanced amongst different stations that perform the various process steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Pepex Biomedical, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Say
  • Patent number: 8460496
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically changing the flute size in a corrugation process without stopping or slowing the overall corrugation process utilizing a first single-faced web having a first flute size and a second single-faced web having a second flute size. The first single-faced web is conveyed along a track into a double backer forming a first corrugated material. When a flute change sequence is initiated, the single-faced web is cut using a pressurized stream of water such that the single-faced web disengages with the double backer. Generally simultaneously, the second single-faced web is introduced into the double backer using an air jet, wherein a second corrugated material is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Greif Packaging LLC
    Inventors: David W. Casey, Gregg A. Bryan, Karl U. Wuerminghausen
  • Patent number: 8241454
    Abstract: In a corrugating machine and a method of producing corrugated cardboard, provision is made for a marking device by means of which a color mark is applied by rubbing off a solid coloring agent, the color mark being detected by means of a detection device in order to easily and precisely mark and cut out joining points. The applied and detected color mark enables a web length of a web of single-faced corrugated cardboard in a storage device to be determined, thus allowing an electronic control device to operate a cross-cutting device in an easy and precise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Kraus, J├╝rgen Hammer
  • Publication number: 20110209809
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically changing the flute size in a corrugation process without stopping or slowing the overall corrugation process utilizing a first single-faced web having a first flute size and a second single-faced web having a second flute size. The first single-faced web is conveyed along a track into a double backer forming a first corrugated material. When a flute change sequence is initiated, the single-faced web is cut using a pressurized stream of water such that the single-faced web disengages with the double backer. Generally simultaneously, the second single-faced web is introduced into the double backer using an air jet, wherein a second corrugated material is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: GREIF PACKAGING LLC
    Inventors: David W. Casey, Gregg A. Bryan, Karl U. Wuerminghausen
  • Publication number: 20110174430
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent core for use in an absorbent article. The method comprising the steps of: a. providing a first absorbent fibrous web material; b. providing a second absorbent fibrous web material; c. providing a pair of rolls forming a nip through which the first and second absorbent fibrous web materials can be processed, the pair of rolls being selected from the processes consisting of, ring rolling, SELF, micro-SELF, and rotary knife aperturing; d. deforming portions of the first absorbent fibrous web material by processing through the pair of rolls; e. deforming portions of the second absorbent fibrous web material by processing through the pair of rolls; and f. combining the first and second absorbent fibrous web materials to form the absorbent core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Jean Jianqun Zhao, John Richard Noel, Karen Denise McAffry, Gary Wayne Gilbertson, Brian Francis Gray, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 7896999
    Abstract: A continuous, fully automated and highly productive system for the production of open core elements utilizes a fluting method and related apparatus effective for providing large pitch flutes for the input webs used in forming the core elements. A wide variety of core elements can be produced for uses ranging from large light weight building panels to small light weight packing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventors: Carl R. Marschke, Michael B. Hladilek, David G. Flessert
  • Publication number: 20090193974
    Abstract: A membrane cartridge is manufactured by repeatedly folding and joining two strips of membrane to form a cross-pleated cartridge with a stack of openings or fluid passageways configured in an alternating cross-flow arrangement. The cartridge can be modified for other flow configurations including co-flow and counter-flow arrangements. Methods for manufacturing such cross-pleated membrane cartridges, as well as apparatus used in the manufacturing process are described. Cross-pleated membrane cartridges comprising water-permeable membranes can be used in a variety of applications, including in heat and water vapor exchangers. In particular they can be incorporated into energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) for exchanging heat and water vapor between air streams being directed into and out of buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Greg Montie, James Franklin Dean, Curtis Mullen, Robert Hill
  • Patent number: 7568412
    Abstract: An order transition in a corrugated is accomplished by creating an overlap of the slits made by the slitting tools associated with the expiring (running) and new orders. However, the slit tool associated with the innermost slit between the upper and lower level outs is maintained in slitting contact with the board to extend the slit line into further overlap with the slits made by the new order tools to create an order change region. A lateral cut is made to connect the innermost slit between the upper and lower level outs on the new order and the slit created by the tool delayed from withdrawal in the running order. Trim cut transitions are handled in the same manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Marquip, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7568411
    Abstract: An order transition in a corrugated is accomplished by creating an overlap of the slits made by the slitting tools associated with the expiring (running) and new orders. However, the slit tool associated with the innermost slit between the upper and lower level outs is maintained in slitting contact with the board to extend the slit line into further overlap with the slits made by the new order tools to create an order change region. A lateral cut is made to connect the innermost slit between the upper and lower level outs on the new order and the slit created by the tool delayed from withdrawal in the running order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Marquip, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Cummings
  • Publication number: 20090120563
    Abstract: In a corrugated cardboard machine and in a method of producing a web of corrugated cardboard, an electronic control device is provided in order to avoid downtimes of the corrugated cardboard machine, said control device being designed such that at least one web length of the web of corrugated cardboard between the at least one production device and a longitudinal cutting device is detectable and an application width of the at least one production device is variable in dependence on the at least one web length. Changing the application width prevents an escape of glue from the sides so that there is no need for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Felix TITZ
  • Publication number: 20090072014
    Abstract: A system and method for producing waterproof corrugated boards and containers. A technique for waterproofing paper coats the paper with resin, uses non-wicking medium, and creates waterproofed corrugated boards using an adhesive that is compatible relative to the resin used to make the medium non-wicking. The adhesive should also be water resistant or waterproof. Containers made with waterproofed corrugated boards withstand being exposed to wet contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Von Felden
  • Publication number: 20080308215
    Abstract: In a corrugating machine and a method of producing corrugated cardboard, provision is made for a marking device by means of which a color mark is applied by rubbing off a solid coloring agent, the color mark being detected by means of a detection device in order to easily and precisely mark and cut out joining points. The applied and detected color mark enables a web length of a web of single-faced corrugated cardboard in a storage device to be determined, thus allowing an electronic control device to operate a cross-cutting device in an easy and precise manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: BHS Corrugated Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut KRAUS, Jurgen HAMMER
  • Patent number: 7459049
    Abstract: A continuous, fully automated and highly productive system for the production of open core elements utilizes various formations of fluted input webs which are cut into strips, glued, cross-transferred, and serially upended for placement against preceding strips to build up an open core element. The open core elements are useful in the manufacture of structural members such as doors, floor panels and all panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Inventor: Carl R. Marschke
  • Patent number: 7329326
    Abstract: Fluted filter media includes filter material having a plurality of flutes formed therein having alternating ends of adjacent flutes closed to force fluid through filter material. A first embodiment of the filter media includes tapered flutes which have the open ends of the flutes larger in cross-section than the closed flutes, wherein the upstream open flutes converge toward the downstream end and the upstream closed end flutes diverge toward the downstream end. A second embodiment includes filter media which is asymmetric formed with dissimilar upstream and downstream flute cross-sections with larger flute openings to the upstream side of the filter. A third embodiment includes filter media with an upstream edge crushed to improve flow at the upstream edge. A fourth embodiment includes filter media with the upstream sealing material recessed from the upstream edge for reducing effects from blockages at the upstream edge of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne M. Wagner, Gary R. Gillingham, Joseph C. Tokar, Daniel T. Risch, Jim C. Rothman, Fred H. Wahlquist, Bernard A. Matthys, Gregory L. Reichter, Stephen W. Sabelko, Bryan D. Patten
  • Patent number: 7132151
    Abstract: A laminate of thermoplastic polymeric films comprises a fluted ply A and non-fluted ply B, adhered to one another in bonded zones along some of the flute crests the fluted ply A. The wavelength of the flutes is preferably no more than 3 mm. Ply A has a generally uniform thickness or can have attenuated zones of lessor thickness extending parallel to the flute direction, each bonded zone being located mainly within an attenuated zone. The flutes can be sinuous with crests on both sides of ply A and can be adhered on each side to a ply B. The flutes can be filled with filler material, including reinforcement strands, and one or both sides can be perforated. The method and apparatus employ aligned grooved fluting rollers and a grooved laminating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7097684
    Abstract: A high efficiency fluid filter arrangement wherein a combined layer of scrim and filter media applications is of empirically relatively estimated weight size and depth with intermediate pleat spacing so as to arrive at a combined filtration capability value in keeping with selected approved test standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: AAF-McQuay, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung-Ju Choi
  • Patent number: 7041187
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for preparing a corrugated sandwich panel including the steps of: extruding melted polyethylene resin by use of an extruder and a slit nozzle; molding the extruded polyethylene resin to a vertically corrugated inner sheet by use of a plurality of molding rolls; supplying a lower sheet from the lower portion of the inner sheet and an upper sheet from the upper portion thereof; forming a plurality of melting grooves by use of heaters each provided between the upper sheet and the inner sheet and between the lower sheet and the inner sheet such that the melting and bonding between the upper sheet and the inner sheet and between the lower sheet and the inner sheet is conducted; and pressing the upper sheet, the inner sheet and the lower sheet each having the plurality of melting grooves formed thereon by use of a plurality of press rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: PLC Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Young Jun Park, Mo Chung, Jesse Lee
  • Patent number: 6912777
    Abstract: A helical corrugated coaxial cable possesses low cost of manufacture comparable to that of braided shield coaxial cable, electrical performance comparable to solid tubular shielded cable, flexibility of helical and annular corrugated cable, and fluid blockage comparable to annular shielded cable. The cable has an inner conductor surrounded by a foam dielectric insulator. A tubular shield surrounds the dielectric and has helical corrugations penetrating into and compressing the foam dielectric to effectively suppress the formation of fluid migration air gaps or passageways between the shield and the dielectric. The shield is preferably composed of aluminum or aluminum alloy. Alternatively, the shield may be annularly corrugated for improved water blocking performance. The manufacturing process employs high speed welding and multi-lead corrugating operations to reduce cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Carlson, Jack L. Knowles, James Krabec, Leonard Visser
  • Patent number: 6871480
    Abstract: A novel packaging wrap is used in cushioning a product for shipment and is formed from the combination of a layer of pleated sheet material, the pleated material being creased at the apices of each pleat, and a planar layer of sheet material which is adhered to, and preferably, adhesively bonded, to a pleated sheet of kraft paper. The pleated sheet material has a weight in the range from about 30 to 50 pounds and the planar sheet material is preferably tissue paper having a weight of less than about 20 pounds. The pleated sheet material preferably, has a pleat angle in the range from above 45 degrees to below 85 degrees, and most preferably the pleats have an angle of about 50 to 65 degrees. Preferably, the pleats have a height in the range from about 3 sixteenths of an inch to about one half inch, in terms of distance between top planar sheet and bottom planar sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: David P. Goodrich
  • Patent number: 6802932
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an absorbent article including: a topsheet formed from a nonwoven fabric; a backsheet; and a cushion layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet is achieved by applying heat to a cushion layer unwound from a material roll to restore the bulkiness of the tissue layer, blowing air into the cushion layer for rapid cooling after the application of heat to maintain the restored bulkiness of the cushion layer, and laminating the topsheet, cushion layer, and the backsheet onto each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Kudo, Mitsuhiro Wada
  • Patent number: 6800351
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folded honeycomb structure and to a method and device for producing said folded honeycomb structure from a corrugated core web. The folded honeycomb structure has a number of adjacent corrugated core strips which lie in one plane and are interconnected by cover layer strips. Said cover layer strips are folded about 180° and are perpendicular to said plane. According to the inventive method for producing the folded honeycomb structure, interconnected corrugated core strips are produced first by making a number of longitudinal scores in a corrugated core web. These corrugated core strips are then alternately rotated through 90° respectively so that the cover layer strips fold and the folded honeycomb structure is formed. The device corresponding to this method consists of a number of rotating blades for making the longitudinal scores and a number of guiding elements for rotating the interconnecting corrugated core strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: K.U. Leuven Research & Development
    Inventors: Jochen Pflug, Ignace Verpoest
  • Patent number: 6623587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a fibrous loop member which can be used in disposable absorbent articles such as diapers, adult incontinence devices, sanitary napkins, and the like. The fibrous loop member includes a backing and a sheet of fibers which has arcuate portions projecting from the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jorg Muller, Gabriele Stiehl
  • Patent number: 6511567
    Abstract: A composite building component, including a non-planar molded composite web having two outer zones and two angled zones wherein the caliper of the angled zones differs from the caliper of at least one of the outer zones, and a flange disposed on an outer surface of an outer zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Ruggie, Brian Bonomo, Lemuel Lee Braddock, Toplica Koledin, Bei-Hong Liang, Steven K. Lynch, Kathleen Nemivant, Beverly Pearce, Mark Allen Weldon
  • Publication number: 20020157768
    Abstract: A composite panel of an element member in which a non-adhesion portion is mounted on a stationary table and a bending table and fixed by vacuum adsorption pads. An upper portion bending table is mounted on a face sheet of the non-adhesion portion. The face sheet is adsorbed according to the vacuum adsorption pad on the bending table. The bending table is rotated, then the face sheet is bent. A center core member is cut with a V shape. An adhesion agent is coated. Next, by rotating the bending table a face sheet is bent and the center core member is adhered to the face sheet. Without causes of a gap between a face sheet and a center core member and a partial contact, an integral bending processing of a flat sheet shape composite panel can be realized. In addition to this, in a strength assurance in a bending processing portion of the composite panel, it is unnecessary to provide a separate member and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Norihisa Okada, Wataru Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20020129891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming a laminated material comprising the steps of corrugating a paper sheet and applying a liner to one or both sides of the corrugated sheet, wherein the liner is a pre-made laminate of a paper backing and plastic film which is metalized on one side and corona or chemically treated on the other side. A laminating apparatus for use in the above method is also described herein, which includes a means for feeding out a paper sheet and a liner to a set of corrugating rollers, the liner being a pre-formed laminate of paper and plastics film, and means for uniting the paper sheet and liner immediately subsequently to the corrugation of the paper sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventor: Wayne John Harrison
  • Publication number: 20020119277
    Abstract: The present invention discloses folded corrugated materials for producing segments or strips for use as Easter grass, packing material and the like wherein the folded corrugated materials are formed of paper and polymeric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 6416605
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for manufacturing a filter element by winding a fluted media into a coreless roll. The fluted filter media is transported forwardly and a front edge is lifted upwardly by a rearwardly facing inclined ramp. A rearwardly facing surface pushes the front edge rearwardly, and then a downwardly facing surface pushes it downwardly, thereby forming an incipient log, or roll start. The remaining portion of the fluted media is then rolled around the incipient log, thereby making a coreless cylindrical fluted filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Golden
  • Patent number: 6409864
    Abstract: A pleat filter medium assembly and method of making the same wherein pleated fibrous filter medium forming troughs between opposed faces of adjacent filter medium pleats serve to include spacer inserts formed from intersecting sets of spaced strands of different cross-sectional thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: AAF International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung-Ju Choi
  • Publication number: 20010027838
    Abstract: A processed fiber is used to distribute energy from an electromagnetic (EM) energy source to a material in which the fiber is embedded. The electromagnetic energy source supplies electromagnetic energy to the fiber and the fibers emit portions of the EM energy along the length of the fiber. The sealant material absorbs a quantity of the electromagnetic energy sufficient to cure the sealant material and propagates excess electromagnetic energy through the sealant material without significant additional absorption. This prevents the sealant material from over-curing. Additionally, a fully cured material can be used to generate thermal energy and thereby serve as a heat blanket that can be used to de-ice aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventors: Elliot F. Olster, Dennis Joseph Peterlin, Thomas Dannenhoffer
  • Patent number: 5888621
    Abstract: The invention describes a web-like element (2;3) comprising an upper layer (5; 7) and a lower layer (6; 8) or an intermediate layer which are held apart from one another vertically by longitudinal ribs. At least the upper layer (5; 7) is formed from several strip-like webs (16-19; 20-24) with a rectangular cross section which run parallel to one another on the longitudinal ribs and lie with their flat sides in a common plane. The strip-like webs (16-19; 20-24) are arranged at right angles to the longitudinal axis or the longitudinal ribs and/or in longitudinal direction with equal spacing (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Inventors: Wolfgang Frohlich, Ursula Frohlich-Rossler
  • Patent number: 5733403
    Abstract: This invention relates to a product packaging material and method, and in particular to a product packaging material (27) formed from a length of rolled corrugated paper (20) and a method of manufacture therefor. There is provided a packaging material comprising corrugated paper (20), the corrugated paper including non-sinusoidal corrugations (16, 18, 72). There is also provided a method of making a packaging material of multi-layer corrugated paper (27) including the steps of forming corrugated paper (20) having a sheet with sinusoidal corrugations (42), and compressing the sheet to destroy the sinusoidal form of at least some of the corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: Aston Packaging Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Corben Morley
  • Patent number: 5643384
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing molded goods includes using paper and pulp sheets as materials for forming a plurality of molded goods at one time using a press molding machine. A plurality of predetermined molding sections of the paper or pulp sheet is subjected to press molding. The upper and lower forming dies of the press molding machine are respectively equipped with a plurality of cores and cavities which correspond in shape to the mold goods in number and shape. Quasi-broken portions are provided between a plurality of adjacent predetermined molding sections before the paper or pulp sheet is subjected to heating and pressing by the press molding machine for molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Okabe Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masaaki Okabe
  • Patent number: 5593755
    Abstract: Packing material and method in which a sheet of paper stock is folded in opposite directions along alternate parallel lines to form a series of ridges and valleys, cuts are made in the stock at intervals spaced along the ridges, and sections of the stock adjacent to the cuts are folded in a reverse direction along the fold lines at the ridges to form downwardly extending pleats beneath the ridges. The material can be crumpled for use as a dunnage material or wrapped about an item to be protected. In one disclosed embodiment, the material can be compressed for shipping and storage and expanded for use. In another, which is particularly suitable for use as a protective wrap, the folded stock is affixed to a backing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Free-Flow Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Gunter G. Fuss
  • Patent number: 5589014
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming pleats in a thermoplastic material by feeding a continuous web of sheet-like thermoplastic material to a pleat forming apparatus and subsequently drawing the web through a bonding device. The pleat forming apparatus includes a rotating drum that has a plurality of apertures and a plurality of radially extensible teeth positioned in peripheral slots. The teeth are spring-biased inwardly to a retracted position within the drum but are extendable, under the urging of an internal cam, to a position wherein a portion of each tooth protrudes outwardly from the drum. The web is carried around the drum and the teeth protrude into the web forming pleats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Converting, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Hicks
  • Patent number: 5584951
    Abstract: A disposable pallet made up of paperboard or like material. The components of the pallet include a plurality of base members and a plurality of cross beams which are interlocked in a skeletal-type structure having novel intersections at their cross over locations. A new pallet component and a method for making the pallet are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: William W. MacFarland
  • Patent number: 5571223
    Abstract: A roller apparatus (23) for use in the drying section of an apparatus for producing corrugated board comprises a tubular body operative to be received over a metal roller. The wall of the tubular body comprises an inner layer (24) of relatively hard polyurethane and an outer layer (25) of a deformable polyurethane. A spiral winding of yarn (26) is wrapped around the inner layer (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventor: Walter Dudovicz
  • Patent number: 5501758
    Abstract: A reusable and collapsible container having a collapsed configuration for storage and shipment and an assembled configuration for containing a product. The container is formed from a polymeric sheet and has substantially flat panels, hinges connecting adjacent panels, and releasable fasteners on at least some of the panels for holding the panels in an assembled configuration. The sheet has opposing walls separated by longitudinally extending webs. A portion of the hinges cross the longitudinally extending webs and are formed by hot compression of at least one wall of the sheet. Another portion of the hinges are longitudinally extending and are formed by cold compression of at least one wall of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: North America Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Larry E. Nitardy
  • Patent number: 5492584
    Abstract: A decoration is formed by feeding a flat sheet of material between a pair of rotating rollers having intermeshed teeth which produce a series of pleats in the sheet. The pleats are gathered together by placing the pleated sheet between a pair of parallel, spaced apart plates and then moving a compressor plate between the spaced apart plates to compact the pleats. A tie can be fastened around the compacted, pleated sheet to hold the pleats in a gathered state. The tied sheet is removed from between the plates and ends of the gathered pleats are fanned out on at least on side of the tie. Apparatus for pleating the sheet and compressing the pleats is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Papillon Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Sandra Bateman
  • Patent number: 5443779
    Abstract: The strength and workability of a reinforced composite corrugated body are improved. A corrugated body is produced such that corrugate lines provided with vertically spaced ridges and grooves formed alternately in a sheet material are formed in a smooth meandering waveform in a horizontal direction. The corrugate lines are formed by corrugating rollers to have a substantial amplitude ratio H/L higher than or equal to 0.4 but lower than or equal to 1.4, a substantial meandering ratio D/N lower than or equal to 0.35, a substantial meandering overlapping ratio higher than or equal to 0.5 and a width narrowing ratio i in the advancing direction of the corrugate lines lower than or equal to 8% plus a stretch strain ratio of the sheet material. Sectional shapes of crest and bottom portions of the corrugate lines are formed to be curved or chamfered with a small width. A flat liner is adhered to at least one of the opposite faces of the resultant corrugated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventor: Hiroo Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 5437908
    Abstract: A bathroom tissue comprising an intermediate layer having on one side thereof a top layer, and on the other side thereof a bottom layer. The intermediate layer is comprised of about 100% wood pulp and the top and bottom layers are comprised of wood and rayon pulps mixed in a weight ratio of about 40-80:60-20. A process for producing the bathroom tissue is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignees: Jujo Kimberly K.K., Toyo Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Demura, Teruo Uchiyama, Sadayuki Aoki, Minoru Ihara
  • Patent number: 5419796
    Abstract: The invention is a method of fluting corrugating medium which can be formed in conventional or unconventional flute configurations. The method employs at least one additional corrugating roll in addition to the usual two. The first pair of rolls create initial flutes in the medium. Initially fluted medium is then transferred to a third roll of lesser flute pitch than the first rolls. In this manner the initially created flutes can be reformed into configurations not possible using conventional systems. A fourth roll can be used to achieve additional flute pitch reduction. Using this method flutes with very sharply angled tips can be formed. Other embodiments enable formation of less conventional cross sectional configurations such as flutes with asymmetric patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Inventor: Ray R. Miller