To Indefinite Or Running Length Web Patents (Class 156/436)
  • Patent number: 10427332
    Abstract: A fiber application tool for a fiber placement and production method has a fiber contact surface area, which has a fiber contact surface for applying and/or pressing the fibers onto a work surface. The tool further includes an activation device for activating an adhesive, matrix, resin, or binder material provided at the fibers by means of an activation radiation so that the fibers are tacked onto the work surface. The fiber contact surface area for the activation radiation may be transparent and that the activation device may be designed so to guide and/or deliver the activation radiation through the transparent fiber contact surface area to the fibers to be pressed by the fiber contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventor: Franz Engel
  • Patent number: 9827708
    Abstract: A tape applicator assembly for securing at least one cable within a corner defined by a first surface and a second surface that includes a body moveable along the at least one cable positioned on the first surface, a tape-receiving cavity defined in the body for receiving a tape assembly having tape, wherein the tape assembly is receivable within the tape-receiving cavity such that the tape is positioned for dispensing from the body, and a tape applying assembly defined within the body. The tape applying assembly is configured to adhere the tape to both the at least one cable and the first and second surfaces defining the corner as the body moves along the at least one cable on the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GaffTech, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Harkless, Daniel T. Kretz, Jason P. Covey
  • Patent number: 8986583
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pultrusion process in which a continuous reinforcement profile is formed by canting of at least one prepreg strip composed of a fiber-reinforced plastics material. The first shaping of the profile takes place in a preform device, which is downstream of a pressure-molding device for final shaping and prehardening. The movement of the profile takes place synchronously with respect to the operating cycle of the pressure-molding device by means of a traction device. By using a cutting device, it is possible to cut the profile to length and/or to subject edges to subsequent mechanical operations to ensure that correct dimensions are maintained. A continuous (pultrusion) gusset is inserted between the prepreg strips in a radius region of the profile. The gusset has an approximately triangular cross sectional geometry and it is formed by a plurality of continuous fibers braided with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Bechtold
  • Patent number: 8961720
    Abstract: A method of bonding first and second strands onto a substrate traveling along a machine direction in a plane of travel. The method includes moving the first and second strands in the machine direction relative to a nozzle having a nozzle body with first and second liquid discharge passages, and first and second side-by-side notches. The first and second strands are guided for movement by engaging closed ends of the respective first and second notches. Open ends of the first and second notches are oriented or directed non-perpendicular to the plane of travel of the substrate. Liquid adhesive is dispensed onto the first and second strands from the liquid discharge passages and the first and second strands are bonded to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Harris, Alan Ramspeck
  • Publication number: 20150024175
    Abstract: Climbing products containing rails decorated using veil products colored, patterned, painted or in combination with marking methods such as company names and logos and resin formulation designed to withstand exposure to UV radiation with minimal change in appearance which create specific appearances for applications, enhance weathering performance, and facilitate processing efficiency. A combination of a filler free resin or resin with filler and coated veil systems to create a synergistic weather resistance surface with self-contained color, pattern, picture, logo or combination of said same for climbing products. A system for producing components at a rate of greater than 5 ft/min. Various methods, system, a ladder rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: WERNER CO.
    Inventors: Richard M. Kelly, James Vincent Gauchel, Allison Stright Clapper
  • Publication number: 20150020954
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for growing fullerene nanotube forests, and forming nanotube films, threads and composite structures therefrom. In some embodiments, an interior-flow substrate includes a porous surface and one or more interior passages that provide reactant gas to an interior portion of a densely packed nanotube forest as it is growing. In some embodiments, a continuous-growth furnace is provided that includes an access port for removing nanotube forests without cooling the furnace substantially. In other embodiments, a nanotube film can be pulled from the nanotube forest without removing the forest from the furnace. A nanotube film loom is described. An apparatus for building layers of nanotube films on a continuous web is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander B. Lemaire, Charles A. Lemaire, Leif T. Stordal, Dale J. Thomforde
  • Publication number: 20150013915
    Abstract: First and second bodies of fastener material 4 and 5 advance in a first direction which is an advancing direction, the advancing direction being changed into a second direction. A pair of turn over bars 12 and 13 are spaced from each other, the first and second bodies of fastener material 4 and 5 advancing in the first direction to be engaged with the turn over bars 12 and 13. The first and second bodies of fastener material 4 and 5 are then inserted between and turned over by the turn over bars 12 and 13 with the advancing direction being changed into the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Yuji OHNISHI
  • Publication number: 20140314978
    Abstract: A supply of inflatable pouches includes an inflatable web defining a series of inflatable chambers, a longitudinal fold in the web such that the web is configured in the form of two juxtaposed inflatable panels joined together at the longitudinal fold, and a series of transverse seals that bond the panels together to form a series of inflatable pouches between pairs of the transverse seals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
  • Patent number: 8858208
    Abstract: Climbing products containing rails decorated using veil products colored, patterned, painted or in combination with marking methods such as company names and logos and resin formulation designed to withstand exposure to UV radiation with minimal change in appearance which create specific appearances for applications, enhance weathering performance, and facilitate processing efficiency. A combination of a filler free resin or resin with filler and coated veil systems to create a synergistic weather resistance surface with self-contained color, pattern, picture, logo or combination of said same for climbing products. A system for producing components at a rate of greater than 5 ft/min. Various methods, system, a ladder rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: James Vincent Gauchel
  • Patent number: 8783317
    Abstract: A panel former is provided for producing a panel that is formed from polymer tubing for solar collectors, heat exchangers, and other devices. The panel former can receive the tubing and continuously wrap the tubing around a drum so that support members can be welded to the tubing. After the support members are welded to the tubing, the tubing can be cut along a line substantially parallel to the support members to remove the tubing from the panel former and to form the risers in a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Richard O. Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20140190622
    Abstract: A system and method of making an open-ended, reinforced, layered belt having a profile layer, a top layer material, and tensile cords fully encapsulated there between. The method includes engaging portion of the profile layer on a rotatable cylindrical mandrel with an engaging roller, disengaging with a take-off roller, and applying and fusing the cords to the profile layer at a desired cord spacing there between. The cord may be fused by melting the profile layer surface with a heated plow and/or with heated cord. The cord is then covered with the top layer material in a lamination step involving heating to melt at least a portion of the top layer and pressing it to fuse it to the reinforced profile layer. Lamination may be done downstream or directly on the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: THE GATES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Graeme Knox, Lambert Pasch
  • Patent number: 8763669
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite sheet includes joining a first elastic strip member to a sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the first elastic strip member to a continuous body of the sheet; and joining a second elastic strip member to the sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the second elastic strip member to the continuous body. The first elastic strip member supplied toward a first spindle portion side roller is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of the first spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of a first oscillating end side roller. The second elastic strip member supplied toward the second spindle portion side roller of a second oscillating arm is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of a second spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of the second oscillating end side roller of the second oscillating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20140150958
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for making one or more tubular components of medical catheters or other tubular bodies using a strip of polymer material including a length, a width, and a first surface including a lubricious or other coating or surface modification. The strip is directed adjacent an elongate mandrel, such as beading, such that the length of the strip extends along the mandrel and the coating is disposed towards the mandrel. The strip is rolled at least partially around the mandrel such that the coating or surface modification is disposed inwardly towards the mandrel, and one or more strip-constrainment members are wrapped around the rolled strip. The directing, rolling, and wrapping steps may be substantially continuous to create one or more strip-mandrel-constrainment member subassemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen A. Leeflang
  • Patent number: 8720517
    Abstract: A system and method applies a plurality of stretched elastic strands onto a substrate such as along a predetermined non-linear path, to form a leg gather of a disposable absorbent personal hygiene product. The system includes an adhesive dispensing module for individually applying adhesive to the elastic strands. A heated strand guide located downstream of the dispensing module includes guide openings for the respective elastic strands. A drive mechanism coupled to the strand guide actuates movement of the strand guide in a direction transverse to the movement direction of the substrate, thereby causing the elastic strands to be applied to the substrate along the predetermined non-linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Wesley C. Fort
  • Publication number: 20140124144
    Abstract: This present disclosure discloses a plastic pressure hammer for the optical fiber welding machine. The pressure hammer includes a pedestal with a mounting hole, a spring, a main body and a cap. The upper part of the main body said above is installed inside the mounting hole of the pedestal. The said cap is fixedly installed on the upside of the pedestal. The said spring is installed between the cap and the main body of the pressure hammer. At the bottom of the main body, there is a tablet. The main body of the pressure hammer is lineal contact installed inside the mounting hole of the pedestal. At the rear end of the tablet at the bottom of the main body, there is a fixing component adaptive to the V-shape groove of the optical fiber welding machine. This disclosed embodiment improves the defect of big shaking gap of the main body, thus the fiber bounce caused by it is avoided, and the accurate positioning of the main body is realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DH INFORTECH (WEIHAI) INC.
    Inventor: Yangri Zhao
  • Publication number: 20140041791
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for growing fullerene nanotube forests, and forming nanotube films, threads and composite structures therefrom. In some embodiments, an interior-flow substrate includes a porous surface and one or more interior passages that provide reactant gas to an interior portion of a densely packed nanotube forest as it is growing. In some embodiments, a continuous-growth furnace is provided that includes an access port for removing nanotube forests without cooling the furnace substantially. In other embodiments, a nanotube film can be pulled from the nanotube forest without removing the forest from the furnace. A nanotube film loom is described. An apparatus for building layers of nanotube films on a continuous web is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: GrandNano, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander B. Lemaire, Charles A. Lemaire, Leif T. Stordal, Dale J. Thomforde
  • Patent number: 8607835
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing. A fiber layer and a first porous bonding layer are formed to form a unidirectional lay-up of fibers. The unidirectional lay-up of fibers is heated under pressure to form a unidirectional composite tape. A first plurality of lengths of the unidirectional composite tape is laid down to build a first layer from the unidirectional composite tape. A second plurality of lengths of the unidirectional composite tape is laid down to build a second layer from the unidirectional composite tape on the first layer at a predetermined angle from the first layer. At least one of the first and second plurality of lengths of the unidirectional composite tape are slit while laying down the first and second plurality of lengths of the unidirectional composite tape. A composite fabric is formed from the first and second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas Karl Tsotsis
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8578996
    Abstract: In order to provide a sheet on which single yarns are densely adhered through a simple producing method and apparatus, and an improved channel with the same material, an apparatus for producing a sheet includes: a sheet supply roll supplying a sheet to a laminating roll; the laminating roll forming single yarns on the sheet supplied from the sheet supply roll; an extruder supplying a thermoplastic resin single yarn in a molten state to the sheet which passes the laminating roll through a nozzle; and a winding roll winding the sheet on which channels are formed by the single yarns attached to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kyul-Joo Lee
  • Publication number: 20130233472
    Abstract: A system and method applies a plurality of stretched elastic strands onto a substrate such as along a predetermined non-linear path, to form a leg gather of a disposable absorbent personal hygiene product. The system includes an adhesive dispensing module for individually applying adhesive to the elastic strands. A heated strand guide located downstream of the dispensing module includes guide openings for the respective elastic strands. A drive mechanism coupled to the strand guide actuates movement of the strand guide in a direction transverse to the movement direction of the substrate, thereby causing the elastic strands to be applied to the substrate along the predetermined non-linear path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wesley C. Fort
  • Publication number: 20120234468
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for combining elongated strips is provided. The strips are wrapped with a flexible material that may include a reinforcement layer and other layers such as adhesives whereby the strips can be bonded to one another. Additionally, layers of e.g., a stabilizing material may be added to one or both sides of the intermediate formed by the elongated strips and flexible material. The stabilizing material can be e.g., layers of a scrim and/or one or more layers of material that are impregnated with a resin to add strength to the intermediate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Frank M. Pitman, Ryan W. Johnson, Michael Tompkins, Anthony S. Brandon
  • Patent number: 8261802
    Abstract: A device for installing an elastic member including a conveying line for continuously conveying sheets to be mounted, a feeding device for continuously feeding elastic members, and a guide for guiding the elastic members fed from the feeding device, to installation positions on the raw materials to be mounted on the conveying line. The guide has an upper section and a lower section detachably attached to the upper section. A guide path whose surrounding is closed is formed between the upper section and the lower section. The elastic members are guided to the installation positions through the guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Syumei Aono
  • Publication number: 20120208419
    Abstract: A process for producing semifinished fiber material with oriented fibers, in which a flat carrier material (14) is provided, in which fibers are deposited aligned on the carrier material (14), and in which the fibers are fixed to the carrier material (14). A high-quality semifinished fiber material can be provided in a simple and cost-effective manner by a fluid-permeable carrier material made of a thermoplastic being used as the carrier material (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Henrik DOMMES
  • Publication number: 20120199262
    Abstract: A method of making a dry type insulation is provided. The method includes combining a base fiber having a first outer surface with a binder material wherein the base fiber has a first melting point and the binder material has a second melting point which is different from the first melting point, heating the base fiber and binder material to a temperature above the second melting point, but below the first melting point using a double-belt press to form a resultant dry type insulation, compressing the base fiber and binder material using the double-belt press to form the resultant dry type insulation and cooling the resultant dry type insulation using the double-belt press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: WAUKESHA ELECTRIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas M. GOLNER, Shirish P. MEHTA, Padma P. VARANASI
  • Publication number: 20120193032
    Abstract: Described are an installation (1) and a process for making panels (A), in particular panels (A) used for the construction of a building; including elements adapted for making a longitudinal body (B) of material for panels; and elements for making from the body (B) of panel material panels (A) whose length (L) is selectively predetermined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Angelo Candiracci
  • Publication number: 20120180939
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a three-dimensional netted structure, the three-dimensional netted structure including a plurality of filaments of resin, the filaments being helically and randomly entangled and thermally bonded together, the apparatus including: an extrusion molding machine including a plurality of dies each having a mouthpiece with a plurality of holes; a pair of endless conveyors provided with endless members; a motor adapted to drive the endless members; and a tank adapted to partly submerge the endless conveyors therein. A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional netted structure using the apparatus by extruding molten filaments of a thermoplastic resin downward from the dies via the mouthpiece, helically entangling the molten filaments by entangling actions of the endless members, and cooling the entangled filaments in a liquid in the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: C-ENG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki TAKAOKA
  • Publication number: 20120152462
    Abstract: There is provided a device for attaching a one-way type pouring nozzle, which includes a simple and small-size mechanism capable of efficiently fusion-joining the one-way type pouring nozzle to a film for package bag. In this device, a nozzle template film formed with a plurality of one-way type pouring nozzles templated by tear-inducing flaws is fed to a continuously running film for package bag to fusion-join a base portion of each of the one-way type pouring nozzles through its outer sealant layer to an inner sealant layer on one-sided portion of the film for package bag, while an unwanted portion of the nozzle template film is cut out and removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: YUSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Publication number: 20120125540
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a nonwoven fabric having the appearance of a woven fabric includes a supply station for parallel warp yarns, a support structure for orienting the parallel warp yarns into a cylindrical orientation, a weft yarn applicator for wrapping weft yarns around the cylindrically oriented warp yarns after an adhesive scrim has been overlaid onto the warp yarns, a heating station for activating the adhesive and a cooling station for setting the adhesive, and a cutter for severing the cylindrically formed fabric laminate so that it can be flattened and wrapped onto a take-up roller. A warp yarn alignment station includes two sets of rollers spaced apart to allow the warp yarns to pass between the two sets of rollers, wherein the of rollers are over-driven to provide a roller surface speed greater than a predetermined speed of the warp yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: HUNTER DOUGLAS, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, Paul Swiszcz, David Hartman
  • Publication number: 20120090779
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite sheet includes joining a first elastic strip member to a sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the first elastic strip member to a continuous body of the sheet; and joining a second elastic strip member to the sheet by feeding and surface-contacting the second elastic strip member to the continuous body. The first elastic strip member supplied toward a first spindle portion side roller is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of the first spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of a first oscillating end side roller. The second elastic strip member supplied toward the second spindle portion side roller of a second oscillating arm is subsequently put around an outer circumferential face of a second spindle portion side roller and an outer circumferential face of the second oscillating end side roller of the second oscillating arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20120085484
    Abstract: In order to provide a sheet on which single yarns are densely adhered through a simple producing method and apparatus, and an improved channel with the same material, an apparatus for producing a sheet includes: a sheet supply roll supplying a sheet to a laminating roll; the laminating roll forming single yarns on the sheet supplied from the sheet supply roll; an extruder supplying a thermoplastic resin single yarn in a molten state to the sheet which passes the laminating roll through a nozzle; and a winding roll winding the sheet on which channels are formed by the single yarns attached to the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Kyul-Joo LEE
  • Patent number: 8146640
    Abstract: A hemming system for hemming a fabric, without using seams, and by introducing an adhesively processed element into a surface or between two opposite surfaces of the fabric, comprises an adhesive applying module for applying two adhesive materials to an elastic or resilient element and to the fabric, and a second hemming module, for hemming the fabric at the resilient element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: MACPI-Pressing Division S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Cartabbia
  • Publication number: 20120070611
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing sheets from the pseudostems of banana plants in the family Musaceae, each pseudostem having a longitudinal axis. The method includes the steps of feeding a pseudostem (14) into a workstation, supporting (62, 34) the pseudostem for rotation thereof about its longitudinal axis within the workstation, and contacting the rotating pseudostem along substantially its entire length with a fibre-separating device (38), whereby a continuous sheet of fibre (60) is removed from the pseudostem by the fibre-separating device during rotation. Raw paper may also be made by laminating two or more of these sheets together such that the direction of the generally parallel fibres in at least two adjacent sheets is not aligned and then curing the sheets to form raw paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: PAPYRUS AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Ramy Abraham AZER
  • Publication number: 20120055615
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing elasticated webs including discontinous elastic threads, and methods for manufacturing articles from such elasticated webs. Apparatus for carrying out the methods. Further, elasticated webs and articles which can be manufactured using the methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventor: Lucas Bäck
  • Publication number: 20110308696
    Abstract: A device for paper quilling is provided, including a turning device with a cavity, a fixed spindle displaced from the turning device, a rewinding spindle with a slot and a connector base, where the connector base is shaped to fit into the shaped cavity so that part of the rewinding spindle sits above the cavity and the rewinding spindle rotates when the turning device rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Raymond Suskin
  • Publication number: 20110290407
    Abstract: A splicing device (13) and a method for the transport and feeding of plastic film (8) to a processing station. In this processing station the articles are wrapped in the plastic film (8) and the film (8) can subsequently be shrunk. This device includes a supply of film rolls with at least three separate film rolls (1 to 6) that are subsequently fed to a conveyor. The device furthermore includes a fixation device (20, 24, 26) arranged between the conveyor and the film rolls (1 to 6). The fixation device (20, 24, 26) fixes and joins the beginnings of film of new full film rolls (2 to 6) to the sheet of film currently fed into the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Stefan ELSPERGER
  • Publication number: 20110290423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing an absorbent sheet comprising at least two plies of cellulose wadding, consisting in combining said plies under pressure by passing between two steel cylindrical components, the first being smooth on the outside and the second being equipped with raised components on the outside and the hardness of the first cylindrical component being lower than that of the second cylindrical component. According to the invention, the first cylindrical component has a treated hardened surface layer and a deformable underlayer; the second cylindrical component has a hardened outer surface, and the sheet, when it passes between the two cylindrical components is compressed at a specific pressure between 40 and 250 N/mm2. Another subject of the invention is an assembly of steel cylindrical components intended for the manufacture of multiply absorbent sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC FRANCE
    Inventors: Sébastien Jeannot, Pierre Graff, Benoît Hoeft, Pierre Probst
  • Publication number: 20110287213
    Abstract: A process for producing a reinforcing-fiber strip substrate having a circular-arc part includes contacting one surface of a strip-shaped, unidirectional reinforcing-fiber substrate formed by arranging a plurality of reinforcing-fiber strands in one direction in parallel with each other with a flexible member; deforming the unidirectional reinforcing-fiber substrate into a circular-arc shape by deforming at least a part of the flexible member into a circular-arc shape in a direction extending along its contact surface with the unidirectional reinforcing-fiber substrate; and thereafter, separating the flexible member from the unidirectional reinforcing-fiber substrate having been deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Suzuki, Tatsuya Hanawa
  • Publication number: 20110259504
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite sheet includes: bonding a belt member to a sheet surface of the belt-like sheet by supplying a belt-like sheet to an outer circumferential surface of a bonding roll; supplying the belt member to a part of the belt-like sheet that is brought in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the bonding roll and overlapping the belt member to the part. The guide member has a reciprocating roller and a supply roller. The method further includes wrapping the belt member subsequently around the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller and the outer circumferential surface of the reciprocating roller, and leading the belt member to the belt-like sheet; and oscillating the supply roller so that the outer circumferential surface of the supply roller faces toward the reciprocating roller in accordance with a reciprocating motion of the reciprocating roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110247753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of attaching one substrate to another substrate includes supplying a first substrate having an indicium thereon from a first source, supplying a second substrate from a second source, wherein the supplying is accomplished in a continuous manner, and curing the substrates until the substrates are bonded thereto to form a product. The method and apparatus disclosed herein allows a fabric to be integrally bonded to either an elastomeric composition or a urethane composition utilizing a continuous process. The product includes indicium that identifies or conveys information about the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel P. Mahoney, David P. Natorski, John J. Tichy
  • Publication number: 20110104423
    Abstract: There are provided a system and a method for manufacturing an optical display device, in which optical films fed from two rolls which are the same in the direction of optical anisotropy, such as the direction of absorption axis, can be bonded to one and the other surfaces of an optical display unit so that the optical anisotropy of the one can be orthogonal to that of the other, and a set of material rolls and a method for manufacture thereof. A first optical film F11 with a width corresponding to the short side of an optical display unit W has score lines that are previously formed so that the first optical film F11 can be divided by the score lines into pieces each having a length corresponding to the long side of the optical display unit W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Kitada, Tomokazu Yura, Satoru Koshio, Takuya Nakazono
  • Publication number: 20110011538
    Abstract: A fiber application machine for the production of parts made of composite materials comprising a compacting roller for applying on an application surface a band of at least a resin pre-impregnated flat fiber, and a heating system able to emit a heat radiation towards the band. The compacting roller comprises a cylinder made of an elastically deformable flexible material and substantially transparent to said heat radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Hamlyn, Yvan Hardy
  • Publication number: 20110011537
    Abstract: A fiber application machine for the production of parts made of composite materials comprising a compacting roller for applying on an application surface a band formed of at least a resin pre-impregnated flat fiber, and a heating system able to emit a heat radiation towards the band. The compacting roller comprises a rigid central tube provided with radial holes, and a cylinder made of an elastically deformable, flexible material, assembled on the central tube, and having a fluid communication assembly that brings the radial holes into fluid communication with the external surface of the cylinder. The machine includes a thermal regulation system that injects a thermal regulation fluid in the central tube internal passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Alexander Hamlyn, Yvan Hardy
  • Patent number: 7871484
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for bonding a dry fiber strip to a dry fiber strand in continuous, uninterrupted operation. A bonding agent, activatable by supplying heat, is provided on the fiber strip and the fiber strand, which has at least one flat mantle surface. The fiber strip and the fiber strand are unwound from respective supply rolls, and the flat mantle surface of the fiber strand is positioned on the fiber strip during the unwinding procedure. Heat is supplied during the unwinding procedure to cause activation of the binder and gluing of the fiber strip and the fiber strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lucie Kittel, Stefan Utecht
  • Publication number: 20100324515
    Abstract: The pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A) comprises continuous microfilaments having a diameter (D1) less or equal to 15 ?m, and bonding dots having a density higher than or equal to 90 dots/cm2, and more preferably higher than or equal to 100 dots/cm2. This pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A) is used preferably for making composite nonwoven, more especially hydroentangled composite nonwoven (AJBfC) comprising said pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A), and an absorbent pulp layer (P), and a carded or spunbonded cover layer (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ALBIS SPA
    Inventor: Galliano Boscolo
  • Publication number: 20100282415
    Abstract: Device for manufacturing a reinforcement from a thread laid directly in its final place by casting lengths of the said thread onto a receiving surface, the said device comprising a feed means (200) for feeding the thread (1) from a source of thread (10), a rotary assembly comprising a rotary guide (2) of axis rr? fixed to a hollow shaft (20, 205) constituting the axis of rotation (RR?) of the said guide (2) so that the outer radial end (21) of the said guide (2) is directed substantially radially with respect to the axis of rotation of the hollow shaft (RR?), the said guide receiving the thread (1) that comes from the said feed means via its central end (22) that is the opposite end to the said outer radial end (21), the said thread leaving via the said outer radial end (21), the said feed means controlling the linear speed at which the thread advances inside the said rotary guide (2), means (13, 131) for rotating the hollow shaft, and means (31) for cutting the thread, acting on the thread in such a way as t
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicants: SOCIETE DE TECHNOLOGIE MICHELIN, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Pascal Martin
  • Publication number: 20100193138
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of a system for laterally shifting a longitudinally moving strip material as it enters a joining mechanism that urges the strip material into contact with a moving sheet material. The system may include a continuous supply of the strip material longitudinally moving in a downstream direction toward and into the joining mechanism, an electric motor having a drive shaft; and a strip guide arm connected to the drive shaft and situated upstream of the joining mechanism, the strip guide arm having a downstream strip retainer that slidably retains the strip material on the strip guide arm at a downstream location on the strip guide arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Eckstein, Terry Howard Thomas
  • Publication number: 20100006229
    Abstract: A device for producing a laminated film includes a plurality of thin film extruding dies, a case, and a thin film pressing module. Each thin film extruding die has a conveying channel, and extrudes a thin film through the conveying channel. The case forms an accommodation space together with the thin film extruding dies. One end of the conveying channels is respectively communicated with the accommodation space. The case has a through hole communicated with the accommodation space. The through hole is connected to a vacuum pump, and the vacuum pump is used to remove the gas in the accommodation space. The thin film pressing module is connected to the case and is located in the accommodation space. The thin film pressing module receives the output thin films, and then stacks, adheres, and presses the thin films together, so as to form a laminated film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: MING LANG HUNG, CHIH CHEN CHANG, PEN CHANG TSENG
  • Publication number: 20090266466
    Abstract: A gluing tool, one of the embodiments of a coating film transfer tool, comprises a supply reel 20 which supplies a coating film transfer tape 10 composed of a base tape and a coating film attached thereon, a transfer roller 30, a take-up reel 40 which rolls up the base tape after transfer, a cooperative drive mechanism 50 which is adapted to cause said reels to rotate cooperatively, and a pressing roller 60. When a receiving object P, being pressed onto the transfer roller 30 by the pressing roller 60, is moved, the coating film is transferred only over the range in which the receiving object P was moved. The coating film remained unused can be utilized by rewinding the transfer tape 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: FUJICOPIAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Yamamoto, Masahiko Ono
  • Publication number: 20090253963
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a bending portion of a medical insertion apparatus includes, preparing a bending tube including cylindrical bending parts coaxially connected to each other and rotatable with respect to each other, preparing a braid tube including liner members made of a thermoplastic resin and forming a netlike shape, covering the braid tube on an outer peripheral portion of the bending tube, pushing-heating of protruding inwardly a part of the braid tube to be pushed into a push-in receiving portion of the bending part and heating the part to soften, and pushing-cooling of cooling the part to set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Suigetsu, Hideya Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 7524398
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a reinforced elastomeric fabric having a gauge thickness G and a cord spacing S, the apparatus comprising: a die having a plurality of holes for receiving a reinforcement cord, the holes providing a cord spacing of about S/2, a first and second calender roll located adjacent the die, the die having a end plate having a slot wherein the slot is located adjacent a calender roll so that the reinforcement cords are pressed into engagement with a ribbon of elastomeric material, the calender rolls being spaced to provide a gauge thickness of about G/2, the apparatus further comprising a cutter for cutting the ribbon of reinforced elastomeric material into segments having a length L, each segment having a width W, each segment having lateral edges, said apparatus further comprising a pick arm for placing a plurality of segments onto a conveyor so that the lateral ends of adjacent segments are lap spliced together, the lap splice having a width W/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Daniel Ray Downing, James Alfred Benzing, II