Rotating Mandrel Or Article Patents (Class 156/446)
  • Patent number: 10328652
    Abstract: The strip-winding method, includes: a first step of supplying a strip to a wound body including an inclined part; and a second step of moving a winding roller along an outer circumferential surface of the wound body within one plane, the winding roller being capable of pressing the strip on the wound body, and of winding the strip on the outer circumferential surface of the wound body. In the second step, the roller inclination angle of the rotational axis line of the winding roller with respect to the one plane is changed, and the roller inclination angle at the time the strip is wound around the inclined part is set to be greater than the roller inclination angle at the time the strip is wound around a maximum diameter position of the wound body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuusuke Araki, Masamu Ishizuki, Daisuke Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9695289
    Abstract: A bowl includes a body portion. The body portion is formed from a material comprising a bulk molding compound. The bulk molding compound includes a polyester resin, glass fiber and calcium carbonate. A method for forming a bowl includes providing a composition comprising a bulk molding compound, providing the composition in a cavity of a mold including a male die member and a female die member, and compressing the male die member and the female die member under heat to form a molded material. The bulk molding compound includes a polyester resin, glass fiber and calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Zeng Yi Bao, Tian Le Yang, Sunil Pinto
  • Patent number: 9470510
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer program products, apparatus and circuits are configured to detect fallen containers upstream or proximate an intake zone suitable for automated evaluation apparatus using different sensors, including at least one lower sensor and at least one upper sensor which is positioned to project an optical signal at a height corresponding to a top portion of an upright container to thereby allow an increased reliability in detection of different orientations and positions of fallen containers. An optional second lower sensor may be used which is longitudinally spaced apart from the first lower sensor and the lower sensors can transmit optical signals across the container travel path that do not intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: bioMerieux, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilson, James Knebel, Thierry Vivet
  • Patent number: 9296507
    Abstract: There is described a vacuum transfer element for transferring a tubular label having a first axis (A) form a first to a second position, comprising a first surface which may reciprocate along a second axis (E) parallel to first axis (A), comprises a plurality of ports and is adapted to cooperate with an outer side, opposite to first axis (A), of said tubular label; first ports are selectively connectable to a vacuum source to establish a vacuum suction action on outer side, at least when first surface moves from first to second position; surface is angularly fixed relative to said second axis (E); first surface is angularly fixed relative to second axis (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventors: Mattia Giuliani, Mirko Rossi, Stefano Molinari, Andrea Bocchi, Gastone Piazza
  • Patent number: 9073651
    Abstract: Provided is a film opener and a film placement system capable of smoothly and securely placing even a thin tubular film around a placement target. The film opener is mounted to a film placement apparatus for opening a tubular film supplied so as to be sheet-like folded and placing the tubular film around a bottle, and includes first and second suction rods and third and fourth suction rods that grip a sheet-like folded label by suction, and the first and second suction rods, and the third and fourth suction rods, separate from each other, and thereby the label is opened, and in a state where the label is open, suction holes of the first suction rod and suction holes of the fourth suction rod oppose each other, and suction holes of the second suction rods and suction holes of the third suction rod oppose each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI SEAL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ushidate
  • Patent number: 9028634
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for preferably producing a two layer off-axis composite prepreg material in tape form that has fiber direction at angles such as plus or minus five degrees to the longitudinal direction of the backing paper. The use of such off-axis prepreg composite material tape is primarily for fabricating high length-to-width ration parts such as composite wing stringers or spars for aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul E. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150096667
    Abstract: A composite pipe is disclosed. The composite pipe includes a thermoplastic inner layer and a tape layer. The tape layer is exterior to and bonded with the thermoplastic inner layer. The composite pipe also includes a protective layer formed exterior to the tape layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Terry C. Shafer, Dustin McWilliams, George Coleman
  • Patent number: 8999100
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a label to an article travelling along an article path, said label being received on a movable surface at an input location to be retained against said surface whilst being glued and advanced to an output location, at which the label is transferred to the article; the article being rotated with a tangential speed about an axis whilst travelling at a speed along the path including providing at least three portions of surface with independent and controllable vacuum means for retaining the label, including curtailing the application of vacuum means at the first portion of the surface upon the first portion reaching the output location and interrupting the application of vacuum means at the third portion of the surface, with the trailing edge of the label being retained at the second portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SIDEL S.p.A. con Socio Unico
    Inventor: James Carmichael
  • Patent number: 8939187
    Abstract: A machine uses a method for producing a cup from an outer shell and inner cup. For this purpose, the machine includes first holding devices that are arranged on a first rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier, and second holding devices arranged on a second rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier. Further, a first working station arranged at least in the region of the first holding devices for carrying out first working steps and at least one second working station arranged in the region of the second holding devices for carrying out second working steps are provided. Finally, the machine includes a transfer station for transferring a finished outer shell from a first holding device to a second holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Rundpack AG, Michael Hörauf MaschinenfabrikGmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Riethmueller, Uwe Messerschmid
  • Patent number: 8931536
    Abstract: Described herein are devices for applying conductive gels to electrodes and the gel-laminated electrodes produced thereby. The devices permit the reuse of the electrodes by easily applying fresh gels to them for each subsequent use. In a first example embodiment, all of the components of the laminating device are provided in a single housing. In a second example embodiment, the gel applying and drive components are housed within the device, and a replaceable cartridge houses the gels and the gel delivery components. Also described herein are dispensers for storing and dispensing conductive gels that can be readily applied to and removed from an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ropheka Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Evans, John Mann, Todd Evans, Terrence A. Precht, Eric M. Krug, Fred William Kreiner, Helmuth Otto Kroog
  • Publication number: 20140345787
    Abstract: A substrate de-bowing mechanism, system and method are described. The mechanism can include a substrate support, one or more stationary contact members, and one or more dynamic or movable contact members that are adapted to contact the substrate and bend the substrate in a desired direction to reduce or eliminate bowing of the substrate. The mechanism is controlled by a CPU or other controller that can adjust the de-bow parameters of the de-bowing mechanism based on input settings that can be dynamic and/or static settings. The mechanism can be used to de-bow a variety of substrates including plastic cards, passports, and passport pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Kelly Zaborowski, David E. Wickstrom, Rajesh Kalachand Juriasingani
  • Patent number: 8887781
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vacuum suction control mechanism apparatus capable of accurately bonding a film to a bonding object with a simple structure. A vacuum suction control mechanism apparatus according to the present invention includes a first member including a plurality of suction holes formed in a surface thereof, the plurality of suction holes being connectable to a decompression source, and a second member capable of contacting the plurality of suction holes, the second member being movable relative to the first member, wherein the second member includes connecting member connecting some of the suction holes, the number of which corresponds to a relative position between the first member and the second member, to the decompression source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Kodera
  • Patent number: 8882950
    Abstract: A prepreg winding method includes the steps of preparing a plate, a mandrel movable toward and away from the plate, and a press roll movable toward and away from the mandrel and having an axis parallel to the mandrel; mounting a prepreg on the plate, the prepreg being formed by impregnating reinforced fibers with a thermosetting resin sheet; winding a leading end of the prepreg mounted on the plate around the mandrel, and making a pressing force act on the plate and the mandrel therebetween with the prepreg sandwiched between the plate and the mandrel and making a pressing force act on the mandrel and the press roll therebetween with the prepreg sandwiched between the mandrel and the press roll; and winding the prepreg around the mandrel by rotating the mandrel and the press roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Rubber Ltd.
    Inventors: Takato Nakamura, Norio Matsumoto, Naoki Kimoto
  • Patent number: 8851137
    Abstract: A winding apparatus comprises a rotating winding drum, a lay down station, a cutting station, a web assembly hold down element and a wound assembly discharge station. The rotating winding drum further comprises a plurality of winding stations. Each winding station comprises a winding mandrel, a winding nip, a web stabilizing bed and a cutting anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dale F Bittner, Christopher R Lyman
  • Publication number: 20140290865
    Abstract: A winding method includes rotating a winding drum; transferring a first web structure from a first lay down station to the web stabilizing bed of a first winding station; cutting the web structure; contacting the web structure with a web assembly hold down element, winding the web structure into a roll assembly; and discharging the roll assembly from the winding drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Dale F Bittner, Christopher R Lyman
  • Publication number: 20140283977
    Abstract: An impregnation mandrel for production of gas turbine casings made from composite material, the mandrel including: an annular wall with a profile of an outer surface that corresponds to that of an internal surface of the casing to be produced; two side plates, with profiles that correspond to those of external casing flanges to be produced; and a removable device for clamping a layer having a fibrous texture, which is wound around the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Olivier Patrigeon
  • Publication number: 20140261984
    Abstract: A rotatable mandrel for use in a filament winding process to form a composite material includes a body having at least one peak and at least one valley on an external surface of the body. The mandrel is rotatable and is configured to receive fibers on the at least one peak and the at least one valley.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey POWERS, Wesley Clint PRITCHETT, Matthew Richard STAGE
  • Publication number: 20140202623
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a film chemical treatment device, a loading plate, a processing device, a mounting device, and a cutting device. The film chemical treatment device forms a number of silica nanoparticles in the polymer grids of an original molding film to obtain a preprocessed molding film. The loading plate loads the preprocessed molding film having a preprocessed molding surface opposite to the loading plate. The processing device forms a number of molding patterns on the preprocessed molding surface to obtain a molding film with a molding surface. The mounting device winds the molding film around a circumferential surface of a main body. The cutting device cuts the molding film. The molding film and the main body cooperatively form a molding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140205705
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a flexible molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is wound around and fixed to the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface opposite to the main body. The molding surface has a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of flexible polymer material, and the flexible polymer material is obtained through the polymerization of polydimethylsiloxane and hard chain additive. The invention further relates to an apparatus and provides a method for manufacturing the molding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140205706
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a flexible molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is wound around and fixed to the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface including a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of polymer resin consisting of polydimethylsiloxane and a plurality of silica nanoparticles in polymer grids of the polydimethylsiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140202620
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mixing assembly, a metallic plate, a curing device, a film chemical treatment device, a mounting device, and a cutting device. The mixing assembly obtains a polymer resin with polymer grids. The metallic plate has an impression surface with a number of impression patterns, and the polymer resin is poured on the impression surface. The curing device cures the polymer resin on the impression surface to obtain a preprocessed molding film, the preprocessed molding film having a molding surface in contact with the impression surface. The film chemical treatment device forms a number of silica nanoparticles in the polymer grids of the preprocessed molding film to obtain a molding film. The mounting device winds the molding film around a circumferential surface of a main body. The cutting device cuts the molding film. The molding film and the main body cooperatively form a molding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140202621
    Abstract: A apparatus is used for manufacturing a molding roller, and includes a mixing assembly, a metallic plate, a curing device, a mounting device, and a cutting device. The mixing assembly obtains a molding film material by polymerization of polydimethylsiloxane and hard chain additive. The metallic plate has an imprinting surface with a number of imprinting patterns, and the molding film material is applied on the imprinting surface. The curing device cures the molding film material to obtain a molding film, the molding film has a molding surface in contact with the imprinting surface, and the molding surface has a number of molding patterns coupled with the imprinting patterns. The mounting device mounts the molding film to a circumferential surface of a main body, and the molding patterns is opposite to the main body. The cutting device cuts the molding film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8783318
    Abstract: A wrapper assembly is disclosed that can be used, for example, to wrap a label around a wire. In the wrapper assembly, a pair of supports are spaced apart from one another and a plurality of rollers are disposed there between. The wrapper assembly further includes at least one yoke. Both the pair of supports and the yoke have positioning slots formed therein that support the rollers. By moving the yoke or yokes relative to the supports, the positioning slots in the yoke or yokes shifts relative to the positioning slots in the supports and thereby adjusting the positions of rollers relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Witkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140186480
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a flexible molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is wound around and fixed to the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface including a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of flexible organic-inorganic composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Patent number: 8747721
    Abstract: A method for forming a tubular sheet product roll includes providing a sheet product roll having a first configuration and a void, centering a rotational axis of the sheet product roll on a longitudinal axis of a first tool, and inserting the first tool into the void of the sheet product roll to define an inner diameter of the void and to form the sheet product roll having a second configuration different from the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Ehteshamul Haque, Chiehlung Jay Hsu, David L. B. Knudsen, Bruce Jerome Kokko, Steven B. Mattheeussen
  • Patent number: 8746312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing arrangement between a carrier (15) for pressing and/or brushing elements (14) and a rotor (4) of a labeling machine (1), said rotor driven about a vertical machine axis (MA), with at least one first bearing element (19) provided on the rotor and a second bearing element (28) provided on the carrier (15), wherein the bearing elements abut one another across bearing surfaces forming a sliding bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Friedrich Stock, Heinz Thielmann, Paul-Gerhard Kahlisch
  • Patent number: 8741087
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided which include providing a rotatable roller with a cylindrical surface adapted to wrap the donor element on the surface. A donor element is secured to the roller and a first portion of the donor element is wrapped onto the cylindrical surface while applying tension to the media. The tension is then decreased to alter a region of contact between the first portion of the donor element and the cylindrical surface. An additional portion of the donor element is then wrapped onto the cylindrical surface. The donor element is then transferred from the roller to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kodak Graphic Communications Canada Company
    Inventors: Jeremias Rarama, Yuri Zavorotny, Darcy T. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8733416
    Abstract: A method for positioning an article within a label applicator and securing the article between a first roller, a second roller, and a moveable contact member includes securing the article by moving the moveable contact member from a first position in which the moveable contact member is not in contact with the article to a second position in which the moveable contact member is in contact with the article. A label is received for application to the article by delivering the label between the article and at least one of the first roller, second roller, and the moveable contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventor: Raymond Herard
  • Publication number: 20140131498
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for adhesively bonding the tail of a convolutely wound log to the body is provided. The apparatus comprises a tail identifying system, spray nozzle adhesive application system and tail winding system. The spray nozzle application system comprises a plurality of nozzles, each nozzle having a discharge portion configured to spray a foaming adhesive in a predetermined deposit pattern to form a line of adhesive. The method comprises the steps of: providing a sealing station with a tail identifying and a spray nozzle adhesive application system comprising a plurality of nozzles; spraying the foaming adhesive, each nozzle spraying the foaming adhesive in a predetermined deposit pattern to form a line of adhesive; and reattaching the tail to the body at the line of adhesive. A convolutely wound material having a tail and a body, where the tail is bonded to the body with foaming adhesive, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Wesley Bernard BROKOPP, JR., James Max SMITH, David Mark RASCH
  • Publication number: 20140110063
    Abstract: A compacting device for a machine for winding a fiber texture on an impregnation mandrel, the device including a frame including mounted thereon a compacting roller for bearing against an outside surface of an impregnation mandrel of a winding machine, and two compacting wheels, each configured to bear against a corner formed between the outside surface and a side plate of the impregnation mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Antoine Phelippeau, Micah Gummel, Jean-Francois Durand
  • Publication number: 20140102627
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing a dry textile preform, including: pulling a textile fabric sheet; grabbing a first side portion of the sheet between rollers, the rollers forming a first flange of the first side portion of the sheet inclined at a predeterminable angle to the plane of extension of the sheet; grabbing a second side portion of the sheet opposite to the first side portion between other rollers, the other rollers forming a second flange of the second side portion of the sheet inclined at a predeterminable angle to the plane of extension of the sheet; adjusting a difference between the rolling speed of the pair of first rollers and the rolling speed of the pair of second rollers to form a curvature radius of the sheet; and adjusting distance between the rollers perpendicular to the movement direction of the sheet to form a web portion between the first flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Tassilo Witte, Jan Huelnhagen
  • Patent number: 8663420
    Abstract: A rotation device includes an endless guide that defines a continuous circular path, a plurality of moving sections whose movement is guided by the endless guide, and a plurality of pads. Each pad is capable of carrying an article thereon, and each pad is mounted to a respective moving section. A method for producing a worn article using such a rotation device includes the following steps: (i) rotating a fixed pivot point about a first axis where a link connects the pivot point to the moving section; (ii) guiding a moving section along the path defined by the endless guide, where the endless guide has a second axis parallel to but offset from the first axis; (iii) receiving an article by the pad, where the rotating and guiding steps change a spacing interval between adjacent pads; and (iv) releasing the article from the pad after the spacing interval has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Nakakado, Yuzo Ichiura, Satoshi Tanaka, Ikuo Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8652283
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20140034245
    Abstract: Reconditioning is performed such that the curvature of the arcuate surface of the crest on the upper corrugating roll is increased as compared before conditioning. Further, reconditioning is performed such that the curvature of the arcuate surface of the crest on the lower corrugating roll is increased as compared before conditioning. In this step, polishing is performed so as to maintain the maximum diameter of the crest on the upper corrugating roll as much as possible. Thereby, since the length of the inclined surface of the corrugating roll connecting between a crest and a trough of the upper and lower corrugating rolls and is reduced, the rate of the increase in the consumption of corrugated mediums of fluted corrugated mediums for double-faced corrugated cardboard sheets shaped by the upper and lower corrugating rolls and after reconditioning can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES PRINTING & PACKAGING MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi NITTA
  • Publication number: 20140027062
    Abstract: The invention describes a device and method for making corrugated products. The device can be used with any substrate and includes, at least, first and second drive rollers for driving a middle substrate and a single wall corrugated product. In other embodiments the invention includes upper drive rollers, lower drive rollers and middle drive rollers for driving an upper substrate, a lower substrate and a middle substrate. The middle substrate is driven between the upper and lower substrates at a higher velocity to form flutes that are anchored between the upper an lower substrates thereby forming a corrugated product. The invention also provides for customized corrugated products having multiple fluted substrates in various desirable arrangements. Examples of such products include mattress, partition panels, other furniture and construction products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: BJ2, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Cik
  • Publication number: 20140023822
    Abstract: There are provided a shaped sheet laminate that is adapted for an absorbent article and that has a specific structure to enhance the absorbing effect of the absorbent article, a method for manufacturing the shaped sheet laminate, and a shaping apparatus adapted to manufacture the shaped sheet laminate. The shaping apparatus includes a first roller having a rolling surface, a plurality of indentations that are indented from the rolling surface, a plurality of annular inner wall surfaces respectively defining the indentations, and a plurality of suction holes that are in air communication the respective indentations. Each of the annular inner wall surfaces has an annular outer edge that meets the rolling surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Ho-Hsi Yang, Chien-Chung Su
  • Publication number: 20130340927
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing large cylindrical structures or large cylindrical molded parts (F), in particular fuselage parts for aircraft manufacture made of fiber-reinforced plastic, wherein fibers, preferably semi-finished fiber materials (4), and a curable plastic mass (5) are introduced into a molding space (3) between an inner cylindrical mold (1) and an outer cylindrical mold (2) and then cured. Said method is characterized in that the inner cylindrical mold (1) is made up of a plurality of inner segments (1a) distributed about the circumference, and the outer cylindrical mold (2) is made up of a plurality of outer segments (2a) distributed about the circumference, and that the outer segments (2a) are braced against the inner mold (1) by means of one or more tension cables (8) which are wound about the outer segments (2), interposing the fibers or semi-finished fiber material (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Klaus Schuermann, Lothar Sebastian
  • Patent number: 8603276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine (1) and a method for producing a cup (100) from an outer shell (101) and inner cup (102). For this purpose, the machine (1) comprises a plurality of first holding devices (2) that are arranged on a first rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier (3), and a plurality of second holding devices (4), arranged on a second rotatably housed star- or wheel-like holding device carrier (5). Further, a first working station arranged at least in the region of the first holding devices (2) for carrying out working steps (A1 . . . A4) and at least one second working station arranged in the region of the second holding devices (4) for carrying out working steps (B1 . . . B5) are provided. Finally, the machine (1) comprises a transfer station (6) for transferring (A4, B1) a finished outer shell (101) from a first holding device (2) to a second holding device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rundpack AG
    Inventor: Steffen Riethmueller
  • Publication number: 20130319600
    Abstract: A manufacturing aid for layered plastic containers comprises pressure elements suitable to apply a pressure to a strip of heated plastic material so as to improve its adhesion to a surface toward which said pressure is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: A.A.H. PLAST LTD.
    Inventor: Eli Haim
  • Patent number: 8596323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for arranging double-sided adhesive foil on a cylindrical holder for a flexible printing plate, wherein the device comprises a frame, at least one shaft bearing placed in the frame for bearing-mounting of a shaft connected to the cylindrical holder, and foil roll bearings for a roll of foil, and a support plate with a support surface for the foil, and the projection of the axis between the foil roll bearings onto the support surface extends at an angle differing from 0° relative to the projection of the axis between the shaft bearings onto the support surface. The projection of the foil axis onto the support surface preferably extends transversely of the projection of the axis. The foil is hereby moved in the direction of the axis of the shaft bearings and the foil is fixed in this direction on the cylindrical holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: AV Flexologic B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Johannes Marie Otten
  • Patent number: 8585846
    Abstract: To close the tail end (L) of the web material forming the log (R) there is provided mechanical ply-bonding between the tail end and a portion of the last turn of web material, preferably a portion forming a fold (F) projecting from the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20130292034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for fabricating a separator assembly. The method comprises: providing a central core element comprising at least one concentrate exhaust conduit and at least one permeate exhaust conduit; disposing a first portion of a membrane stack assembly comprising a permeate carrier layer, a membrane layer, and a feed carrier layer within the central core element such that the concentrate exhaust conduit and permeate exhaust conduit are separated by the first portion of the membrane stack assembly; radially winding a second portion of the membrane stack assembly around the central core element; and sealing the wound assembly comprising two opposing end surfaces made of the membrane stack assembly by applying an adhesive on both end surfaces of the wound assembly; and applying a negative pressure inside the central core element so that the adhesive penetrates into the membrane stack assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Chen Wang, Todd Alan Anderson, Su Lu, Hua Li, Zhen Liu, Jie Huang, Anubhav Kumar
  • Publication number: 20130280362
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a base roller and a flexible molding film. The base roller has a rolling surface. The molding film is wound around the rolling surface. The molding film has a molding surface. The molding surface defines impression patterns. The present invention further relates to an apparatus and provides a method for manufacturing the molding roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20130243989
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a lattice support structures and methods of making such structures, including tooling and articles used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sigma-Tek, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Ridges, Erich A. Wilson, Michael D. Kipp
  • Patent number: 8528617
    Abstract: A method for forming an undergarment comprises cutting a web to form a pre-form comprising transverse edges and two longitudinal edges, each longitudinal edge having two waist sections and a crotch section located intermediate the waist sections, a sealing area located adjacent and inboard of each waist section, and transferring the pre-form to a processing wheel. The method further comprises gripping the pre-form adjacent each waist section with grippers in four gripping areas, each gripping area located near a respective sealing area, jointly rotating the grippers that hold the gripping areas in the region of one of the transverse edges around at least one hinging axis to place the transverse edge generally parallel and opposite to the second transverse edge, superimposing the sealing areas in a contacting relationship, joining the superimposed sealing areas, thus forming the undergarment, and releasing the undergarment from the grippers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Jeffrey Alan Darner
  • Publication number: 20130220521
    Abstract: A system comprises an automated fiber placement (AFP) machine and a layup mandrel tool supported by the AFP machine. The mandrel tool includes a truss core and a plurality of mandrel panels attached to the truss core to form a layup surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Simon D. Senibi, Mostafa Rassaian, Richard N. Huizenga, Gilbert L. Lewis, Jeffery L. Waugh, Leo E. Dondlinger
  • Patent number: 8511361
    Abstract: A permeable material compacting method includes, feeding permeable material between at least one set of rollers, decreasing a thickness of the permeable material, and wrapping the permeable material around a mandrel in a helical fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Randall V. Guest
  • Publication number: 20130153123
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for making endless belts having a profile layer, a fully embedded, helically wound, cord layer, and a top layer. The apparatus has a rotatable mandrel with a profile complementary to the belt profile, two or one engagement rolls adjacent the mandrel to maintain forced, wrapped engagement of the profile layer on a portion thereof; a cord applicator which may include a heated blade that plows a groove in the profile layer into which the cord is laid and fused thereto. A laminator applies the top layer onto the reinforced carcass. A system of buffer rolls handles the loose portion of the profile layer or carcass guiding it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: THE GATES CORPORATION
    Inventor: THE GATES CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8444796
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a mold for producing hollow-cylinder-type molded parts, having an external mold portion, that determines an inner cavity of a molded part to be manufactured. The external mold portion has a first cylindrical mold, which extends in a rotationally symmetrical manner about a first axis, and a hemispherical mold having a diameter equal to a diameter of the first cylindrical mold directly adjoins one of the two ends of the cylindrical mold along the first axis, wherein a second cylindrical mold adjoins the hemispherical mold in radial alignment. The hemispherical mold has a spherical cap, the second cylindrical mold is rotatable together with the spherical cap about a second axis which is arranged at an angle with respect to the first axis, and the second cylindrical mold is arranged concentrically with respect to the second rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Matthias Starke
  • Patent number: 8403016
    Abstract: A mandrel suitable for forming a hollow part from a heat curable material includes an (a) an elongate central member having a coefficient of expansion which is different than the coefficient of expansion of the cured heat curable material, (b) at least one lateral member disposed at a first location and projecting away from the outer surface of the central member, the lateral member being slidably attached to the central member, and (c) a rigid elongate strut member having a coefficient of expansion substantially similar to the coefficient of expansion of the cured heat curable material. The first end of the strut member is affixed to the lateral member, and the second end of the strut member is affixed spaced apart from the lateral member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Snyder, Dennis Diem, Jeffrey Hynes