Means Encasing Separate Nonadhered Part Between Adhered Laminae Patents (Class 156/383)
  • Patent number: 10131106
    Abstract: A former shoulder (10) for a packing machine. The former shoulder (10) includes a former (12) having an external surface (13) over which strip bag material passes to be reconfigured into a tubular configuration. The bag material passes downwardly through a central opening (14) in the former shoulder (10). The former shoulder (10) includes a pair of pivoted guides (22, 23) that engage edge portions of the tubular bag material to form a fold (29) in the bag configuration (26) of the tubular bag material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TNA Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Marek Grus
  • Patent number: 9038689
    Abstract: A system for fluid partitioning for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations of a sample, comprising a first dispenser of a first polymeric sheet, wherein the first polymeric sheet contains chambers; a second dispenser of a second polymeric sheet wherein the first dispenser and the second dispenser are positioned so that the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet become parallel; a dispenser of the fluid positioned to dispense the fluid between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet; and a seal unit that seals the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet together thereby sealing the sample between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet and partitioning the fluid for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Brian L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8919407
    Abstract: A method for making a disposable absorbent core comprises depositing absorbent particulate polymer material from a plurality of reservoirs in a printing roll onto a substrate disposed on a grid of a support which includes a plurality of cross bars extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another so as to form channels extending between the plurality of cross bars. The plurality of reservoirs in the first peripheral surface are arranged in an array comprising rows extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another. A disposable absorbent article and apparatus for making an absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Harald Hermann Hundorf, Miguel Brandt Sanz, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Publication number: 20140352878
    Abstract: The invention provides a new method and apparatus for continuously coating solid dosage forms such as caplets by aligning and dispensing multiple solid dosage forms between two sheets of coating material as they enter cavities of a mold. The coating sheets must be flexible and ductile to practice the invention and must adhere to each other and to the solid dosage form, either because of their self-adhering nature or because of an additional adhering agent present in or on the coating sheet. The present invention also relates to a method and apparatus for orienting and molding an array of small solid products between two sheets, for example, in packaging. The present invention also related to a method for using material fabricated into a flexible, ductile sheet to coat solid objects in a mold. The apparatus of this invention can be linked to an overall system for continuously making coated solid dosage forms or other coated or packaged items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Newman Aguas Navarro, Carlos Salazar Altamar
  • Patent number: 8869859
    Abstract: A dispensing and sealing system generally includes a film-feed assembly with a support mechanism for a supply of film and a film-drive mechanism to advance the film along a path, a dispenser with an outlet port for dispensing fluid into the film, and a transverse seal mechanism for forming a seal in the film transversely of the path. A calendering device and a movable structure for the support mechanism are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Michael Knaak, Scott Rote, Mark Kurth, Dan Johnson, Kyle Koning, Dan Somen
  • Publication number: 20140234586
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a heat retaining multi-ply textile includes an adhesive tank; a lower drive roll partially submerged in the tank; an upper drive roll including spaced, longitudinal projections wherein the projections contact the lower drive roll to bring the adhesive onto the projections; two opposite driven rolls; a first supply spool for moving a continuous upper textile sheet wherein the continuous upper textile sheet moves to have its underside contacted the longitudinal projections when passing the upper drive roll before moves to a joining line of the driven rolls; a second supply spool for moving a continuous lower textile sheet to the joining line of the driven rolls wherein the continuous lower and upper textile sheets are pressed toward each other to form compartments; and an oven for heating in order to produce the production. Down migration can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: CHIEN HUA CHEN, YU LIANG GU, CHAO KUEI LEE, JAI CHENG LIU, JUN DAI, BEN CHENG LU, WEI WEI WANG
  • Publication number: 20140124143
    Abstract: In an absorbent sheet manufacturing apparatus, a first roller (31) and a third roller (51) are rotated while each first concave portion (312) faces a convex portion (512), and therefore sheet concave portion rows (913) are formed on a first sheet member (91). The first sheet member (91) is transferred from a first roller-outer side surface (311) to a cylinder-outer side surface (211) of a supply cylinder (21), and a lower portion of the cylinder-outer side surface (211) is in contact with the first sheet member (91) while supply concave portions (212) supplied with particles face the sheet concave portion rows (913). Therefore, particles can be supplied accurately into each sheet concave portion (912) included in the sheet concave portion rows (913) and be held in the sheet concave portion (912) while the particles are practically prevented from scattering to the outside of the sheet concave portion (912).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 8651850
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for stiffening a flat component, a process for the production of a flat component, in particular a fiber composite component, and a fiber composite component. The device has a portion for producing a space for receiving a mold core for the transmission of a pressure for pressing the flat component and the device. It is characterised by means for positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the space of the device. The process according to the invention includes the following steps: introducing the mold core into the portion of the device, positively lockingly and/or frictionally lockingly positioning the mold core in the portion of the device by means of the means, applying the device including the mold core to the non-hardened material layer or layers, pressing the material layers, and hardening the material layer or layers and joining the device to the material layer or layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Torben Jacob, Ivar Wiik
  • Patent number: 8597458
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a composite sheet which includes: conveying a first continuous sheet in a first direction so as to abut a depressed surface of a mold member; forming an absorbent body by depositing liquid-absorbent particles on a portion of the first sheet proximal to a suction hole of the mold; and joining a second sheet over the first sheet having the absorbent body that is deposited therebetween, the second sheet being continuously transported in the first direction. A plurality of opposed slope members guide the liquid-absorbent particles onto the first sheet located on the mold member. At least one of the plurality of slope members causes the liquid-absorbent particles to reverse their falling direction from an upper slope member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-charm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Taniguchi, Masashi Hosokawa, Akane Sakai
  • Publication number: 20130284362
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: carrying an air-permeable web while holding the first surface of the web on a carrying surface; dispensing powder particles onto the second surface of the web; drawing the first air from a plurality of suction holes in the carrying surface through the web, thereby holding the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the second surface of the web; and giving at least a part of the first air flow components flowing in directions along the second surface of the web by means of an airflow deflector opposing the second surface of the web, thereby moving powder particles on non-suction areas between the suction holes on the web, thus arranging the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Tsujimoto, Masaki Nakakado
  • Publication number: 20120298288
    Abstract: A system for fluid partitioning for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations of a sample, comprising a first dispenser of a first polymeric sheet, wherein the first polymeric sheet contains chambers; a second dispenser of a second polymeric sheet wherein the first dispenser and the second dispenser are positioned so that the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet become parallel; a dispenser of the fluid positioned to dispense the fluid between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet; and a seal unit that seals the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet together thereby sealing the sample between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet and partitioning the fluid for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Brian L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120261074
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal sealant forming device and a display panel assembly apparatus using the same. The display panel assembly apparatus comprises the liquid crystal sealant forming device, an alignment assembly device, a transporting device and a curing device. The liquid crystal sealant forming device comprises a forming substrate; a plurality of liquid crystal dispensing openings formed on one side of the forming substrate for dispensing a liquid crystal on a substrate; and at least one sealant coating opening disposed around the liquid crystal dispensing openings for coating a sealant on the substrate. The present invention can form the liquid crystal and the sealant in the same apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventor: YUN WANG
  • Publication number: 20120261053
    Abstract: A system for sealing large volumes or gaps includes a flexible envelope that can assume the shape of the volume when filled with a foaming composition that expands the envelope to the boundaries of the volume. The foaming composition may be integral with the envelope or delivered in bulk by an external device. The foaming composition may be one or multiple parts, typically two parts such as a poly isocyanate and a polyols, in which case it is necessary to keep the two parts separate until foaming is desired. Separation may be accomplished by providing multiple compartments that deliver components via a mixing device into the interior. The envelope may include ribs for structural strength and shaping, and leak pores around its perimeter to enhance bonding and sealing. It may also include perforations for bulk, modular seals or for separation of portions of the envelope to seal irregular shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. O'Leary, Harry Alter, Desmond J. VanHouten
  • Publication number: 20120165790
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter, such as a urinary catheter, which at least a partly is provided with a hydrophilic coating. The catheter assembly further comprises a wetting fluid. The receptacle is in direct contact with the hydrophilic coating of the catheter over essentially the entire length of the part of the catheter being provided with the hydrophilic coating. This may e.g. be achieved by using a shrink wrap material. In order to accomplish adequate wetting, channels or the like may be provided on the inner surface of the receptacle or the outer surface of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ASTRA TECH AB
    Inventors: Evelina GUSTAVSSON, Jan UTAS
  • Publication number: 20120125539
    Abstract: The present invention provides a curing device and a display panel assembly apparatus using the same. The display panel assembly apparatus comprises a liquid crystal filling device, an alignment assembly device, a transporting device and the curing device. The curing device comprises a supporting stage configured to support the display panel; and a plurality of curing units disposed above the supporting stage, wherein the curing units are arranged according to a sealant pattern of the sealant. The present invention can reduce the number and used power of the curing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengming He, Yu-Wu Huang, Chien-pang Lee
  • Publication number: 20120111504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacture of encased cable material includes a frame for supporting spools of membrane strips and cable, a guide system, a welding assembly, and welding rollers. The membrane strips arranged with an upper membrane strip and lower membrane strip in coplanar relation with a cable position for being fed between the strips. The membrane strips and cable are continuously fed from spools by pulling them past a heating element of the welding assembly to prepare the membrane strips coplanar surfaces for bonding, and the welding rollers press the membrane strips together to bond the surfaces and encase the cable by welding membrane strips together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Henry L. Hamlin, III
  • Publication number: 20120035567
    Abstract: An apparatus 100 of the present invention for manufacturing an absorbent article which includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorber provided between the topsheet and the backsheet, is provided with a lower press roller 110B which presses outer edge areas 81 which correspond to outer edges of the extended portions 50 of a continuous body constituted by the plurality of continuous sheets. The lower press roller 110B is provided with a plurality of rear end protrusions 115 which protrude outward in a radial direction of the roller and press rear end inclined areas 81S which correspond to the outside-to-inside inclined areas of the outer edge areas 81. An extending direction LD2 of the rear end protrusions 115 differ from an extending direction of a rear end outline 87 extending along the shapes of rear end inclined portions 50B in the rear end inclined areas 81S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kuroda, Takayuki Okabe
  • Publication number: 20120018084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a printed circuit board assembly manufacturing device and method of manufacturing a printed circuit board assembly. The printed circuit board assembly manufacturing device may include a fusing unit configured to cure a conductive adhesive used to fix electronic components having different heights to a printed circuit board. The fusing unit may be configured to cure the conductive adhesive while simultaneously applying pressure to the electronic components having different heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Woon Jang, Seungbae Park, Young Jun Moon, Soon Min Hong, Chang-kyu Chung, Dae Jung Kim, Sang il Hong
  • Patent number: 8101039
    Abstract: Some methods, and corresponding apparatus, for manufacturing photovoltaic subassemblies cause a plurality of desiccant beads to be adhered to an adhesive surface of sheet-like material; the sheet-like material is then, preferably, adhered to an exposed surface of a flexible and electrically non-conductive film, that covers a photovoltaic coating of a first substrate of the subassembly, such that the desiccant beads are held between the sheet-like material and the exposed surface. Some other methods, either alternatively or in addition to the above, include steps for applying the film, that covers the photovoltaic coating, wherein an opening, through the film, is cut, and then aligned, with lead wires of the photovoltaic coating, in the midst of applying the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Cardinal IG Company
    Inventors: Curtis L. Queck, Jacobus P. C. Pretorius, Robert C. Buchanan, Robert C. Grommesh
  • Patent number: 8092903
    Abstract: A shaped body, particularly a sorbent shaped body, made of microporous and mesoporous adsorbents and of composite adsorbents is provided for, which shaped body employs a reduced proportion of binding agents. The binding agent added to the shaped body solidifies under the application of force, under which force non-uniformly distributed cavities are formed. The proportion of binding agent on the support forming the wall of the shaped body is higher than the proportion of binding agent inside the shaped body. By using modified alumosilicates and/or aluminum silicates with fluidic action during materials exchange and heat exchange, the shaped body provides for high space-time yields while storing heat and cold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: PBB GbR
    Inventors: Helmut Stach, Peter Muenn, Jan Mugele
  • Publication number: 20110308739
    Abstract: New demounting methods and apparatuses for separating temporarily, permanently, or semi-permanently bonded substrates and articles formed from those methods and apparatuses are provided. The methods comprise demounting a device wafer from a carrier wafer or substrate that have only been strongly bonded at their outer perimeters. The edge bonds are chemically, mechanically, acoustically, or thermally softened, dissolved, or disrupted to allow the wafers to be easily separated with very low forces and at or near room temperature at the appropriate stage in the fabrication process. A clamp for facilitating separation of the bonded substrates is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: BREWER SCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy W. McCutcheon, Robert D. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110024052
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for forming a composite part are provided. A method for forming a composite part may include placing initial composite material on a base tool, placing a tooling mandrel on the composite material, placing additional composite material over the tooling mandrel, covering at least a portion of the composite material that overlays the tooling mandrel with a composite forming tool, heating the composite material to at least partially cure the composite material, and permitting a first portion of the composite forming tool to change size during the heating of the composite material to a greater degree than a second portion of the composite forming tool. In this regard, the second portion of the composite forming tool is closer to the base tool than the first portion of the composite forming tool. A composite forming tool is provided that permits differential expansion of different portions of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Martin, Keith Rupel, Philip O. Chrissos, Neal A. Froeschner, Ronald J. Byington, Karen M. Jost, Jimmy S. Piszar
  • Publication number: 20090255627
    Abstract: Some methods, and corresponding apparatus, for manufacturing photovoltaic subassemblies cause a plurality of desiccant beads to be adhered to an adhesive surface of sheet-like material; the sheet-like material is then, preferably, adhered to an exposed surface of a flexible and electrically non-conductive film, that covers a photovoltaic coating of a first substrate of the subassembly, such that the desiccant beads are held between the sheet-like material and the exposed surface. Some other methods, either alternatively or in addition to the above, include steps for applying the film, that covers the photovoltaic coating, wherein an opening, through the film, is cut, and then aligned, with lead wires of the photovoltaic coating, in the midst of applying the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: CARDINAL IG COMPANY
    Inventors: Curtis L. Queck, Jacobus P. C. Pretorius, Robert C. Buchanan, Robert C. Grommesh
  • Publication number: 20090211711
    Abstract: A packing wrapper filling device includes a filling machine (1) having at least one pivotable filling tube (11) on rotary plate (10). A gathered packing wrapper (14) is fitted onto the filling tube. The invention includes a closing mechanism (2) and store (3) for gathered packing wrappers. The closing mechanism (2) closes both sides of filled wrapper sections. Control device (22) interconnects filling machine (1), closing mechanism (2), store (3), and rocking arms (16). The lateral wall(s) of store (3) include a longitudinal flap (16) in the lower section, pivotable by rotary articulation (20) via rocking arms (15). The control device (22) controls individual envelope (14) removal from store (3). Transport devices (5, 6, 7, and 8) and deflection rollers (9) arranged along feed belt (4) transport envelope (14) along the feed belt (4) from store (3) to filling tube (11 or 12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Christian Auf Der Heide, Dirk Auf Der Heide, Jürg-Heinrich Kallweit
  • Publication number: 20090126861
    Abstract: A method for forming a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag on a packing bag is disclosed and includes the steps of: equidistantly attaching RFID tags to a release film, one by one, to form a roll of tag web; installing the roll of tag web in a packing bag forming device to move the release film along a feeding direction of a packing material; changing a moving direction of the release film for peeling the RFID tags from the release film; intermittently pressing on the RFID tags for attaching the RFID tags to the packing material; bonding the RFID tags to the packing material with a melting technology; and processing the packing material by folding, sealing, and cutting to form packing bags securely installed with the RFID tags. A packing bag forming device for carrying out the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: TAIWAN LAMINATION INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Yung-Shun Chen
  • Publication number: 20090044914
    Abstract: A mandrel for manufacturing a unitary seamless section of an aircraft fuselage comprises a thin lay-up mandrel element disposed onto the outer shell surface of an inner mandrel shell, forming a mandrel with a substantially continuous lay-up surface. A unitary pre-cured section of an aircraft fuselage is formed by laying up a plurality of resin impregnated skin fibers onto the mandrel's lay-up surface while the mandrel rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Doan D. Pham, Mark W. Tollan
  • Publication number: 20090004425
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite structure includes a load carrying fluted core formed from a ceramic matrix composite. The fluted core includes a plurality of nested flute members laminated between a pair of ceramic matrix composite facesheets. The flute members are fabricated by wrapping ceramic resin fabric around a mandrel, curing the flute members and then removing the mandrels. The structure may include reinforced areas in which the facesheets are laminated directly together to receive fasteners for mounting the structure. The structure may include both flat and curved portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Leanne L. Lehman, John R. McCann
  • Publication number: 20080111258
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are presented for the mass production manufacturing of planar mirrors inside transparent micro balls circumscribed by lubricated bearings for solar energy concentration and related applications such as optical switches, etc. These bearings permit rotational alignment of the balls with minimal friction. The preferred mass production process utilizes photolithography in an optical microlithographic photoresist process. The micro-balls are in the size range of ˜1 micron (1×10-6 m) to 1000 microns (1 mm). The micro-balls vary in geometry from spheres to cylinders to oblate ellipsoids to disks. The term “elements” is used to encompass all these shapes, which have one thing in common—a flat specularly reflecting mirrored surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventor: Mario Rabinowitz
  • Publication number: 20030131933
    Abstract: A method and apparatus having a sealing roller design that permits the sealing of a folded mailer form with only one pass with a pair of sealing rollers. One of the pair of sealing rollers contains a recessed portion such that only the perimeter of the form is contacted with the selected portions of the sealing roller pair. Slots are provided inside the recessed portion of one of the sealing rollers for accommodating removably attached narrow horizontal sealing bars. The horizontal sealing bars align only with the transverse edges of the folded mailer form as the form passes through the nip of the sealing rollers thereby skipping over any content that may be housed in the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Patrick F. Wilkinson , Douglas L. Oda
  • Patent number: 6565706
    Abstract: A support-frame bonding apparatus has an upper pressing member to which a semiconductor device is supplied and a lower pressing member to which a support frame is supplied. An elastic member is provided to the lower surface of a pressing tool in the upper pressing member. The elastic member is formed of a conductive silicon rubber having a satin finish on the side facing the semiconductor device. The outline of the area of the elastic member contacting the semiconductor device is substantially identical to the outline of an adhesive layer. The semiconductor device and the support frame are superposed via the adhesive layer and pressed against each other, the support frame being heated by the pressing stage. Thus, the semiconductor device is bonded to the support frame via the adhesive layer. The satin finish on the surface of the elastic member prevents the elastic member from sticking to the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: NEC Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiro Moriuchi
  • Patent number: 6394162
    Abstract: A preferred transmission filter (10) includes a first flange (18) transparent to a laser beam (58) and includes a second flange (20) opaque to the laser beam (58) and meltable upon exposure thereto. The flanges (18, 20) are in registered, abutting relationship with a laser weld bead (62) at the juncture (44) between the flanges (18, 20) to provide a fluid seal circumscribing the filter (10). The preferred filter manufacturing apparatus (12) includes a laser (54) coupled to a robot arm (50) controlled by a programmable logic controller (52). The controller (52) operates the robot arm (50) in order to direct the laser beam (58) through the first flange (18) onto the second flange (20) and along the juncture (44) to form the laser weld bead (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignees: IBS Filtran Kunstoff-/Metallererzeugnisse GmbH Industriestr, SPX Corporation-Filtran
    Inventors: John W. Gizowski, Markus Beer, J. Thomas Schriempf
  • Patent number: 6390136
    Abstract: A hose/clamp combination wherein the clamp is oriented axially and circumferentially in its radially open position and held in place by a glued fabric overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Thomas Goodsell Hutchins, Arthur Joseph Culham
  • Patent number: 6371187
    Abstract: A system for continuously manufacturing security tags involves supplying housing stock material in a continuous web from a supply station and then forming housing cavities in the housing stock material without separating the continuous web. Resonator strips are inserted in the housing cavities downstream of the plastic forming. The housing cavities with the inserted resonator strips are closed and sealed with lid stock material which is placed over the open ends of the housing cavities. Bias strips are attached to the outer surface of the lid stock material remote from the housing cavity. Cover strip material is then placed over the bias strips and outer surface of the lid stock material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Wallace Computer Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Nowaczyk
  • Publication number: 20010049069
    Abstract: After first, second, and third continuous members are bonded to each other in a laminated state, they are cut together to a predetermined length for thereby producing an instant photography film unit. A predetermined number of produced instant photography film units are stacked in a stacking station, and then automatically placed into a film pack in a packaging station. An overall process of manufacturing instant photography film units that are packaged is performed automatically and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Shimizu, Hideaki Kataoka, Hiroaki Tanaka, Tatsuo Shiino, Takayuki Kambara, Hisashi Kikuchi, Toru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6290800
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminate particularly adapted for bedding, padding upholstering and like applications by feeding an indeterminate length of a first material along a predetermined first path of travel from a source of the first material to a downstream assembly area. Feeding an indeterminate length of second material along a predetermined second path of travel from a source of the second material to the downstream assembly area. Depositing a multiplicity of substantially yieldable cushioning materials upon an upper surface of one of the first and second indeterminate lengths of material during the feeding thereof between the respective sources and the assembly area. Thereafter, sandwiching the cushioning materials between the indeterminate lengths of first and second materials to form a laminate therefrom, and rolling the laminate into a roll. The cushioning materials are foam latex and/or down and the first and second lengths of material are polyester fiber material and/or convoluted foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Inventors: Steven Antinori, Manuel Fernandez, William Harp
  • Patent number: 6090470
    Abstract: A new mounting sheet for mounting items such as small note sheets, business cards, and receipts thereon for permitting easy scanning of the items by a scanning device, such as a computer scanning devices and photocopying devices. The inventive device includes a sheet having an upper surface, and a pair of spaced apart lateral edges and a pair of spaced apart longitudinal edges extending between the lateral edges. Provided on the upper surface of the sheet are a plurality of elongate adhesion strips arranged in a grid arrangement on the upper surface of the sheet such that the grid arrangement has a plurality of laterally extending adhesion strips and a plurality of longitudinally extending adhesion strips. The lengths of the laterally extending adhesion strips are extended between the longitudinal edges of the sheet while the lengths of the longitudinally extending adhesion strips are extended between the lateral edges of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Inventor: James Bennett
  • Patent number: 5632843
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable, multilayer film suitable for use in fabricating bags for packaging primal and sub-primal meat cuts and processed meats. The multilayer film has a first outer layer of a first ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a core layer of a barrier film comprising a polyvinylidene chloride copolymer, and a second outer layer of a second ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer. The multilayer film is preferably made by co-extrusion of the layers, and then it is biaxially stretched. After biaxial stretching, the multilayer film is irradiated to a dosage level of between 1 megarad and 5 megarads and heat-sealed in the form of a bag. The bag has improved toughness properties and heat-sealing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Viskase Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Lustig, Jeffrey M. Schuetz, Stephen J. Vicik
  • Patent number: 5290391
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for attaching articles to a plastic bag wall and particularly for attaching flat articles, such as coupons, cards, packets, samples, etc., to an inside wall of a panel of the bag and at different locations thereon. The articles are attached by feeding a bag-forming film sheet of plastic material to an article insertion station where the plastic sheet passes about a nip roll. An article transfer mechanism transfers articles from a discharge end of one or more supply magazines to two or more support surfaces at an article insertion station. These support surfaces are aligned with distinct sections of the bag-forming film sheet. An attaching film sheet is fed over a support roll which is in frictional rotational contact with the nip roll with the attaching film sheet aligned over the distinct sections of the bag-forming film sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Glopak Inc.
    Inventors: Norberto Czech, Robert Lauzon
  • Patent number: 5196083
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing items in selected configurations and a system, and method for controlling the same. More particularly, an apparatus for producing mail pieces and a system and method for controlling it to produce mail pieces in a variety of configurations are disclosed. The apparatus includes a laser printer and folding sealing apparatus controlled by a data processor. The folder sealer apparatus combines sheets printed by the laser printer with pre-printed sheets and envelope forms, which also may be printed by the laser printer or may be windowed envelopes, folds the sheets as necessary and folds and seals the envelope form about the folded sheets to produce a mail piece. A user inputs a configuration for the mail piece which is translated by the data processor into a data structure and transmitted to the controller of the folder sealer apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Walter J. Baker, Michael A. Brown, David W. Hubbard, Samuel W. Martin, Carl A. Miller, William V. Pickering, Jr., Christopher S. Riello, Arthur Rubinstein, Morton Silverberg, Steven A. Supron
  • Patent number: 4854983
    Abstract: An apparatus and process to permit high speed continuous motion heat sealing in the transverse direction of a moving, multiple layer web of polyethylene film. The apparatus includes a circular drum with a heated seal bar mounted flush with its cylindrical surface. The web of film wraps around the cylindrical surface of the drum and moves at the same speed. The web is pressed against the cylindrical surface by a least one rubber nip roll and is heat sealed in the area of the seal bar. The invention is particularly adapted for presealing the ends of the drawtape in the manufacture of drawtape bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Bryniarski, Robert E. Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 4764235
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for sealing semiconductor packages made from a thermoplastic resin wherein a lead frame is positioned vertically at a center axis of the apparatus and a pair of mold parts having cavities for housing flat moldings are positioned symmetrically as to said center axis. With the described method and apparatus, sealed semiconductor packages with excellent sealing properties can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1988
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Hazama, Shin'ichi Ota, Mituo Yamada, Toshiyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 4565046
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing pocketed coil springs is provided. The apparatus includes a pair of weld heads and an adjustment assembly for moving the heads longitudinally or transversely from each other. The relative position of the weld lines in a fabric passing beneath the heads can accordingly be set with precision. This is accomplished by rotating one of the heads about two axes, one extending through the head and a second axis extending parallel to the first at a selected distance therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1986
    Assignee: Simmons U.S.A. Corporation
    Inventor: Walter Stumpf
  • Patent number: 4510010
    Abstract: A press, carried by a first table and having punch and die components, receives a rectangular filler sheet and forms a lateral accordian fold sheet. The accordian fold sheet is lifted from the press by transfer means and placed upon an envelope sheet overlaying a second table. Hinged panels carried by the second table fold the envelope sheet over the accordian fold sheet, forming a rigid compartmentalized panel having an opening along a longitudinal edge. The second table, with the opening upright, moves to a position under a receptacle from which granular loose fill material is entered into the compartments through the opening. Subsequently, flaps extending along the panels move to further fold the envelope sheet and close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Inventors: Arthur G. Schramm, deceased, by Doralyn A. Hardy, personal representative, Jack C. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 4505772
    Abstract: In an apparatus for laminating sheets of paper, card or board with plastic film which, for example, is clear and transparent, an intermittently running sheet feeder (2) is disposed upstream of a continuously running laminating device (4) and an intermittently running cross cutter (43) is disposed downstream of the laminating device. The sheet feeder (2) and cross cutter (43) have conveying drives, which can be switched on and off, and photoelectric barriers (27, 28, 50) which traverse the conveying track and, via timing elements and control devices, control the conveying drives in the sheet feeder and in the cross cutter in accordance with the mode of operation of the laminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Inventor: Peter Renz
  • Patent number: 4481063
    Abstract: This insulation applicator applies electrical insulation to a thin conductive strap that is attached to and extends transversely of wire being wound into a coil. The applicator comprises two applicator segments between which is a feed passage through which two strips of insulation are fed. The segments are moved transversely of the wire from a first position at one side of the wire to a second position at the other side, thus introducing the strap into the feed passage. Holding means releasably holds the strips respectively to the segments while the strips extend through the feed passage, thus carrying the strips with the segments and holding apart the forward ends of the strips during the above-described transverse movement of the segments. Means on the segments acts when the insulating strips have been so moved to force the strips together about the strap and effect bonding between the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: James W. Morton
  • Patent number: 4439977
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for making a series of coil springs pocketed within individual pockets in an elongate fabric strip comprised of two overlying plies capable of being thermally welded together. The fabric strip is fed along a guide path during which compressed coil springs are inserted between the piles with the axes of the springs substantially normal to the planes of the plies, whereafter the fabric plies are thermally welded together longitudinally and transversly to form a series of connected pocketed springs. After thermal welding, the pocketed springs are passed through a turner assembly during which the coil springs are reoriented within the fabric pockets to positions wherein the axes of the springs are transverse to the fabric strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Simmons U.S.A. Corporation
    Inventor: Walter Stumpf
  • Patent number: 4351679
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying labels and/or leaflets to containers in a continuous single run operation includes a product entry station, a conveyor for transporting the containers in a horizontal position through the apparatus, applicators for applying in succession leaflets and labels to the underside and upper surface, respectively of the containers, and a product discharge station where properly processed containers are exited for further processing and improperly processed containers are rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Culbro Corporation
    Inventor: Hans C. Dreher
  • Patent number: 4333978
    Abstract: A composite material and a method for producing a composite material of a highly, multidirectionally elastic nature which includes ultrasonically welding an upper layer to a lower layer along substantially parallel, spaced apart weld seams, feeding elongated strands of an intermediate layer between the upper and lower layers and between the weld seams during the welding operation, and applying a tensile stress to at least one of the upper, lower and intermediate layers during the welding operation with such tensile stress being different from the tensile stress on at least another of the upper, lower and intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Walter Kocher
  • Patent number: 4333784
    Abstract: A machine for producing weatherproofed multi leaf shipping labels including means for holding a pre-printed form web, means for relieving successive portions of the web longitudinally thereof, means for applying top and bottom sheets to the web, means for encapsulating the web between the successive relieved portions of the web by pressure bonding the top and bottom sheets in face contact with each other at successive relieved portions of the web, and receiving means including means for delivering the encapsulated web to the receiving means and also the method for producing weatherproofed shipping labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Inventor: Hubert McCarthy
  • Patent number: 4331501
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for successively fabricating disposable diapers including devices for and the steps of, generally as follows. The components of the diapers are moved in a generally longitudinal path of travel through the apparatus during fabrication of the diapers. Multi-layer interior absorbent pads are produced by fiberizing a first wet-pressed cellulosic fiber sheet and air-laying the fiberized fibers into a bottom layer and fiberizing a second wet-pressed cellulosic fiber sheet and air-laying the fiberized fibers into a top layer in superimposed relation on the bottom layer as the pads are being moved in their longitudinal path of travel. A top cover sheet and a bottom cover sheet are positioned on either side of the multi-layer pad and are secured to each other along longitudinal and transverse edges to form interconnected diapers which are subsequently severed to complete fabrication of the diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: Riegel Textile Corporation
    Inventor: Richard K. Teed