For An Indefinite Or Running Length Flexible Web Patents (Class 156/459)
  • Patent number: 11285677
    Abstract: There is disclosed a roller interchange device 200 comprising: a support 202 for mounting on a composite material lay-up head 100; a plurality of roller mounts 208 for mounting respective rollers 312, 314. Each roller mount 208 is selectively moveable to a respective engaged position relative the support 202. The engaged position of each roller mount 208 corresponds to a respective roller being held at a compaction location relative the head when the support is mounted on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: James Tingle, Ralph D. Cope
  • Patent number: 11091342
    Abstract: In a storage operation, a first tape and a second tape are wound around a drum with a paper sheet sandwiched therebetween to store the paper sheet, the first tape being positioned outside the paper sheet in a radial direction of the drum. In a feeding operation, the first tape is wound around a first reel, and the second tape is wound around a second reel to feed the paper sheet from the drum. In at least one of the storage operation or the feeding operation, greater tension acts on the first tape than on the second tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yokawa
  • Patent number: 11034474
    Abstract: A seal head assembly includes a plurality of heat seal plates defining a corresponding plurality of heating areas, each heat seal plate including a heating element to independently control the temperature of the corresponding heating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: William Lee Harrison, Andrew William Jones, David McAuley Alexander, Gary Scott Liles
  • Patent number: 10464702
    Abstract: A form-fill-seal machine and a method for manufacturing and filling a bag (100) having a drawstring tape or cord. The form-fill-seal machine includes a device to guide a film on the machine. A conveying device positions at least one drawstring tape or cord on the film. A folding device folds the film to form a first sheet and a second sheet of the bag. First and second welding jaws weld the first sheet and the second sheet to close two sides of the bag and leave a third side of the bag open. A filling chute fills the bag by the third side of the bag. Third welding jaws close the bag by sealing the third side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: S2F FLEXICO
    Inventors: Henri Bois, Philippe Georges, Stephen Buygnet
  • Patent number: 10137648
    Abstract: A method for placing material for a composite part. A roller may be positioned relative to a material delivery structure in which the roller is associated with an end of the material delivery structure. A material delivery structure may be moved relative to a mold. A plurality of lengths of material may be moved towards a roller associated with an end of the material delivery structure. The plurality of lengths of material may be placed on the mold with the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel Francis Pedigo, Perry Thomas Horst, Brice Aaron Johnson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9010395
    Abstract: A device for laying up a dry preform having an elongated shape includes a punch that reproduces the elongated shape of the dry preform, a depositing assembly, and a mobile carrier that moves at least one of the punch and the depositing assembly. The depositing assembly deposits, onto the punch, a fibrous band including a small amount of binding agent to make up the dry preform having a cross-section with at least two non-coplanar wings. The depositing assembly also includes pressing devices that press the fibrous band, a channel that pre-shapes the fibrous band to have the cross-section, and a calibration device that applies a normal pressure to all surfaces of the dry preform that are opposite from the punch while cooling the pressed portion of the fibrous band to control a thickness of the dry preform having the cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Blot, Christophe Marchand, Claude Le Bail, Simon Deseur, Jerome Soto
  • Patent number: 9004133
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BJ2, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Cik
  • Publication number: 20150068664
    Abstract: Apparatus for fluting corrugated board or solid board includes a first sonotrode and an anvil or a second sonotrode disposed opposition to the first sonotrode. A local zone of the solid board or layers of the corrugated board is compressed between the first sonotrode and the anvil or second sonotrode, and then subjected to ultrasound to form a flute line or crease in the corrugated board or solid board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Stober
  • Patent number: 8967219
    Abstract: A spacer applicator assembly includes tooling having a plurality of spacer retention devices. Each of the spacer retention devices is movable in a first direction. An actuator is coupled to the spacer applicator tooling. The actuator is adapted to rotate the spacer applicator tooling about an axis. The spacer applicator tooling is adapted to move in a direction that is generally parallel to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian IG, LLC
    Inventors: Raimo T. Nieminen, Eric B. Rapp
  • Patent number: 8967220
    Abstract: A method of forming a homogenous composite pipe of unspecified length from strips of fiber reinforced thermoplastic material is disclosed. A mandrel is arranged stationary in a process direction to extend freely from a first supported end to a second end. A slip-sheath is applied about the mandrel. The thermoplastic material strips are wound about the slip-sheath. A section of the thermoplastic material strip winding is consolidated. The slip-sheath is formed from tape material which is applied longitudinally onto the mandrel surface. The slip-sheath is connected to a puller arranged downstream of the mandrel in the process direction. Consolidated pipe sections are pulled off from the second end of the mandrel in synchronization with the winding and consolidation. An assembly for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventor: Ole A. Grytå
  • Publication number: 20140345789
    Abstract: A direct mold includes a plank frame and a mold surface body held in shape by the plank frame. The plank frame is made of a plurality of planar panels that are aligned transversely to the longitudinal extension of the rotor blade and are arranged spaced with respect to each other in the direction of the longitudinal extension of the rotor blade. The panels of the plank frame have recesses, into which the mold surface body is inserted and which reproduces in its sequence in the plank frame mainly a progression of a contour of a part of a rotor blade profile. The mold surface body has a layer structure that includes a support layer and a sandwich layer. The support layer is made of rails that are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the rotor blade in a manner bridging the distances between the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Karl Eichler
  • Publication number: 20140338823
    Abstract: A bag may be formed from a tube of high strength packaging material by forming a heat seal in the end of the tube. As part of forming the heat seal, one or more supplying apparatuses, which may be air outlets, are positioned for being in opposing face-to-face relation with, and for causing heat transfer with, at least one outer portion of the tube while a transportation system transports the tube to a nipping apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: John C. Files, Scott Beckstrom
  • Publication number: 20140326406
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and a method for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier for an LNG storage tank. The device for bonding an auxiliary secondary barrier includes: a frame; a driving unit, a portion of which is arranged in the frame, and which enables the frame to move on an upper heat insulation board corresponding to an exposed portion of a main secondary barrier; an adhesive applying unit arranged in the frame to apply an adhesive on the exposed portion; an auxiliary secondary barrier supply unit arranged in the frame to supply an auxiliary secondary barrier on the adhesive applied on the exposed portion; and one or more heating unit arranged in the frame to heat at least one of the exposed portion to which the adhesive contained in the adhesive applying unit is to be applied and the auxiliary secondary barrier to be supplied on the applied adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sungjong Han, Minhong Kim, Jongho Kim, HongGyeoum Kim
  • Patent number: 8844597
    Abstract: A first base is interfolded along a folding line 1c extending in a flow direction thereof, one portion 1a of two portions divided by the folding line of the first base overlaps with a second base so as to be sealed thereto, a laminated structure formed by the first to third bases is punched into a predetermined shape so as to include the folding line portion, and a handle portion is formed by sealed portions of the first and second bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Kitamura, Yasuharu Takada, Tomoyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8757234
    Abstract: A tape applicator (51) for applying tape to a substrate, the tape applicator comprising a pair of nip rollers wherein the nip rollers comprise a tape roller (55) and a substrate roller (56), the tape applicator further comprising a tension roller (57) disposed in front of the substrate roller (56) to tension the substrate prior to feeding between the nip rollers, a tape feed and a drive for rotating the nip rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Warrick Keith Pye
  • 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: 8733418
    Abstract: The device for joining at least two plies of paper, in particular tissue paper, including a ply-bonding unit and moistening means to moisten at least one of the two plies before joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Valter Di Nardo
  • Patent number: 8689849
    Abstract: A method is described for obtaining a coreless roll of web material with a first portion of web material forming an inner nucleus of the roll and a second portion of web material wound around the outside of the inner nucleus. The two portions can be separated from one another and, for that purpose, an interface or discontinuity is created in at least one turn of the web material forming the roll between the inner nucleus and the second portion of web material. This facilitates the extraction of the inner nucleus from the outer portion of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20140069575
    Abstract: An apparatus (400) and method for applying a decorative material to a component. The apparatus comprises a supply roll (70) and a take-up roll (72) fixedly attached to respective first and second fixtures (402, 404). The fixtures are coupled to first and second positioners, (74a, 74b) and are in communication with a controller (300) for adjusting the dispensing roll and take-up roll relative locations to a prescribed position. The apparatus (400) further comprises a support fixture (40) for guiding successive components along a path of travel and guiding decorative material to be applied to a component during operation, the support fixture (405) comprising at least one guide member (408) adjustably attached to a surface of the support fixture, the guide member (408) having at least one limb comprising multiple degrees of selectable freedom for directing the passage of decorative material onto a component during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Azzarello, Roger J. Eberwein, Timothy B. McGlinchy, Clifford J. Weber
  • Publication number: 20140060744
    Abstract: A method of forming a homogenous composite pipe of unspecified length from strips of fiber reinforced thermoplastic material is disclosed. A mandrel is arranged stationary in a process direction to extend freely from a first supported end to a second end. A slip-sheath is applied about the mandrel. The thermoplastic material strips are wound about the slip-sheath. A section of the thermoplastic material strip winding is consolidated. The slip-sheath is formed from tape material which is applied longitudinally onto the mandrel surface. The slip-sheath is connected to a puller arranged downstream of the mandrel in the process direction. Consolidated pipe sections are pulled off from the second end of the mandrel in synchronization with the winding and consolidation. An assembly for carrying out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: WELLSTREAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Ole A. Grytå
  • Publication number: 20140000812
    Abstract: A device for producing tubes for packaging tubes, comprising an elongated mandrel (3), around which a substrate web can be formed in order to produce a tubular form (4) that surrounds the mandrel (3) and can be conveyed along the mandrel (3) in a conveying direction (R), as well as welding means (9) for welding the substrate web along a welding region in order to produce a welding seam (11) and at least one first welding belt (34) that can be conveyed together with the tubular form (4) and fixes the tubular form in a contact region of the substrate web with itself by clamping the substrate web between the first welding belt (34) and a clamping partner, wherein means (13) are provided for expanding the tubular form (4) fixed by the first welding belt (34) and the clamping partner by plastically elongating the substrate web in the circumferential direction, wherein said means can be adjusted into a position, in which they radially protrude over the outer surface (14) of the mandrel section (31) of the mandrel (
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Packsys Global (Switzerland) Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Schuhn
  • Publication number: 20130340925
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing the secondary paper roll for the tissue paper products including: a multi-ply forming step (51) of multi-ply forming single-sheets S11 and S12 from primary paper rolls, reeled out from the plural primary paper rolls JR in the continuous direction so as to form a multi-ply continuous sheet S2, a chemicals applying step (53) of applying chemicals to the multi-ply continuous sheet S2, a slitting step (55) of slitting the multi-ply continuous sheet S2 into each product width of the tissue paper products or several fold widths thereof, and a winding step (56) of coaxially winding the respective slit multi-ply continuous sheets S2 so as to form plural secondary paper rolls R of each product width of the tissue paper products or several fold widths thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Diao Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke SHIINOKI, Takuya OKUOKA
  • Patent number: 8596324
    Abstract: A web conveying apparatus configured to convey a pair of webs folded in the cross direction CD with reference to a folding line. The web conveying apparatus includes a crotch hold bar configured to hold an intermediate web in a conveyable manner with the folded intermediate web stretched in a direction in which the crotch portions get away from the waistline portions; and a conveying mechanism configured to convey the intermediate web and hands over the intermediate web to a joint apparatus and a cutting apparatus, while the crotch portions are being held by the crotch hold bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8459323
    Abstract: The flat bed embossing machine with a foil web guiding device (2) for a plurality of foil webs (6), which are conducted over a tool plate (3), for every foil web ahead of the tool plate comprises an individual, adjustable web guide (11.1, 11.2, 11.3) as foil tensioning devices. The web guides comprise suction openings (14), connected with controllable negative pressure sources (13.1, 13.2, 13.3) for the independent setting of negative pressure (pi) on each individual web guide. To every foil web (6i) a print mark sensor (15i) and settable lateral guiding elements (30) on low-friction deflecting elements (31, 32) are assigned. So that every foil web (6i) can be optimally set for the print marks in drawing direction X and in transverse direction Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Gietz AG
    Inventor: Marc Günther Brendle
  • Patent number: 8443858
    Abstract: An edge banding machine has: a glue-applying unit including a glue container mounted on a mounting plate, and a glue-applying roller rotatable relative to the glue container; a transmission unit including front and rear conveying wheels and a transmission member connected between the front and rear conveying wheels for driving the glue-applying roller; and a feeding unit including two juxtaposed vertical rods disposed on the mounting plate and spaced apart from each other by a passage distance, and two elongate projecting blocks spaced apart from each other by a distance that reduces gradually in a direction toward the front conveying wheel. The projecting blocks are spaced apart from the vertical rods by a gap distance. A ratio of the gap distance to the passage distance is not more than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8430144
    Abstract: An edge banding machine includes a machine body unit having a mounting plate, a glue-applying unit, a glue-scratching unit and a transmission unit. The glue-applying unit includes a glue container mounted fixedly on the mounting plate, a supporting member disposed fixedly and directly above the glue container and a glue-applying roller rotatably extending into the glue container. The glue-scratching unit includes a rotating shaft disposed rotatably on the supporting member, a glue-scratching plate disposed fixedly on the rotating shaft and extending toward the glue-applying roller, an adjustment rod disposed adjustably on the cover, and a connecting member connected between the adjustment rod and the rotating shaft such that movement of the adjustment rod results in rotation of the rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Publication number: 20130068375
    Abstract: The use of a heat idler moveable along a path provides speed and flexibility in the heat labeling of containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 8397780
    Abstract: An automatic machine and an automatic method for the application of a spacer profile, preferably made of expanded synthetic material, on a glass sheet in order to compose the insulating glazing unit, after extrusion of a thermoplastic sealant on a portion of each one of its faces designed for mating. The process for extrusion of the sealant on the profile is independent of the process for applying the profile on the glass sheet, so that therefore each one of the two processes can be performed by using its optimum parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: FOR.EL. S.p.A.
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Publication number: 20120255679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a winding section (10) and to an apparatus (20) in a slitter winder for bringing a fastening means onto the surface of each partial web (w?). The apparatus (20) has an applicator head (22, 22?), which is arranged to apply the fastening means onto the web surface. The apparatus (20) has support members (24) by means of which the apparatus can be mounted into the slitter winder and by means of which the apparatus (20) can be arranged movably substantially in a cross-direction with respect to the slitter winder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Jaakko Haapanen
  • Publication number: 20120255672
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for forming a handling tab on a glass substrate are disclosed. The method may include conveying a glass substrate in a conveyance direction. An adhesive tape ribbon may be positioned adjacent to the first lateral edge of the glass substrate such that an adhesive surface of the adhesive tape ribbon is spaced apart from the first lateral edge of the glass substrate and the adhesive surface is substantially perpendicular to the first surface and the second surface. The adhesive tape ribbon may be folded such that at least a portion of the glass substrate is positioned between the adhesive surface of a first portion of the adhesive tape ribbon and the adhesive surface of a second portion of the adhesive tape ribbon, and a third portion of the adhesive tape ribbon forms a handling tab extending beyond the first lateral edge of the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Dale C. Marshall, Gary E. Merz, Kenneth S. Morgan, John E. Tosch
  • Patent number: 8272418
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system and method for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters. For example, according to one illustrative embodiment, a system for manufacturing irregularly shaped panel filters includes a filter medium source, a scoring section in filter medium receiving communication with the filter medium source, a first gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the scoring section, an unfolding section in filter medium receiving communication with the first gathering section, a shaping section having a laterally moveable cutting portion in filter medium receiving communication with the unfolding section, and a second gathering section in filter medium receiving communication with the shaping section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana R. Considine, Larry T. Gunderson, David D. Helgeson, Amy K. Luttropp, Steven Stokstad
  • Publication number: 20120207962
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus of a core material of a highly reliable vacuum heat insulating material having excellent workability, usability, and heat insulating performance is provided. The manufacturing apparatus of a core material of a vacuum heat insulating material related to the present invention includes: a reel for winding up a fiber assembly which has a predetermined width and is wound on a substantially cylindrical original fabric roll which has been cut to have a predetermined width, at a predetermined number of times; cutting means for cutting the fiber assembly which has been wound on the reel; and a forming member for forming the fiber assembly into a flat-plate-shaped core material after removing from the reel the fiber assembly which has been wound up on the reel at the predetermined number of times and been cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Fujimori, Hideaki Nakano, Kyoko Nomura, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Publication number: 20120175048
    Abstract: A method for making a semifinished product for tubular labels comprises the steps of unwinding a ribbon (3) from a bobbin (4), feeding the ribbon (3) through a compensation magazine (5), inside of which the ribbon (3) temporarily stands, and bending said ribbon (3) into a tubular shape between the step of unwinding the bobbin (4) and the step in which the ribbon (3) stands in the compensation magazine (5). A modular unit (1) for making a semifinished product for tubular labels comprises an unwinding station (2) for unwinding a ribbon (3), a compensation magazine (5) into which the ribbon (3) is unwound waiting for further processing, and a tube-making module (11) arranged between the unwinding station (2) and the compensation magazine (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Mauro Vincenzo Bonelli, Enrico Danovaro
  • Patent number: 8216412
    Abstract: A gluing machine for gluing the final edge of a log successively comprising an introduction group of the logs one after the other into the machine, an unwinding group of the log associated with identification means of the final edge, an opening group of the final edge from the log, a glue transfer group onto the log and a rewinding group of the final edge onto the log, in which the unwinding group of the log comprises a pair of rollers arranged one on top of the other to make a passage for the log, the pair of rollers being selectively for the feeding and for the retention in rotation of the log, at least one inclined surface of free rolling of the log being provided downstream of the pair of rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Publication number: 20120090768
    Abstract: An apparatus for draping knitted fiber fabrics for curved profiled structural parts of fiber composite material includes a mold having a mold surface that corresponds to a portion of the desired profile geometry and curvature of the profiled structural part, a clamping device for tensioning a layer of a knitted fiber fabric along a tensioning line in a prestressed state, and a movement device for producing a relative movement between the mold and the clamped-in fabric layer such that the mold surface moves close to the fabric layer in a direction perpendicular to the tensioning line and, in the further course of the relative movement, pushes through the tensioning line such that the fabric layer completely covers the mold surface. The clamping device is equipped to load the fabric layer during the entire draping operation with a tensile force acting along the tensioning line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Schoppmeier, Axel Herrmann
  • Patent number: 8123515
    Abstract: This invention provides single-step pultrusion processes for producing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) articles that may have variable cross sections and/or non-linear shapes. This unique capability results from the use of two sets of dies to form the article. The first is a set of moving dies connected together to form mating continuous loops of moving die links to: a) draw the FRP material into the apparatus; b) shape the cross section of the FRP material; c) cut the FRP material to the appropriate length; and d) hold the uncut FRP material in position for the next production cycle. The second set of dies forms a guide path mounted on opposing conveyers. The guide path includes heated die segments to define a curing section that may be non-linear. Cycling the moving die links through the curing section and/or cycling the conveyers provides a straightforward method for automated production of finished pultruded articles with unique shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Frank Schleelein
  • Publication number: 20120024467
    Abstract: A method of protecting a surface, such as the surface of a windscreen of a motor vehicle, comprises providing a cylindrical roll of a plastic film one side of which has an adhesive coating afforded by a solvent-based acrylic adhesive and in which the plastic film is formed with a plurality of spaced transversely extending rows of perforations, applying the adhesive-coated side of the plastic film to the surface or structure using two spaced resilient rollers, unwinding a desired length of the plastic film from the roll and rupturing the plastic film along a selected row of perforations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Harry Orchard
  • Patent number: 8105455
    Abstract: A printing machine contains a transfer unit for transferring a transfer layer onto a print carrier in a transfer nip. The printing machine further has at least one applicator unit for applying an adhesive to the print carrier. The applicator unit precedes the transfer unit, and the transfer layer is detached from the carrier film in the transfer unit in the regions in which adhesive is applied. By printing units being converted into transfer units or applicator units, the functionality of the printing unit for a printing operation is lost. If the applicator device and the transfer device are located in this order on an impression cylinder of a printing unit, the applied adhesive is not predried sufficiently. To overcome these disadvantages, the transfer unit is a further processing unit and has at least one further processing device which follows the transfer nip and which acts on the print carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Alexander Weber, Andreas Krispin, Joachim Sonnenschein
  • Publication number: 20120012257
    Abstract: A dispensing unit for a thin film dispenser has a base, a dispensing head, a wheel assembly, a transmission device, a thin film and a holding tab. The dispensing head is mounted on one end of the base. The wheel assembly is mounted on the base and has a tape supplying wheel and a used tape collecting wheel. The tape supplying wheel and the used tape collecting wheel are mounted rotatably on the base. The transmission device is mounted between the tape supplying wheel and the used tape collecting wheel to drive the tape supplying wheel and the used tape collecting wheel to rotate simultaneously. The thin film is mounted around the wheel assembly and the dispensing head. The holding tab is connected to the base and abutting with a side face of the tape supplying wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SDI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chien-Lung WU
  • Publication number: 20110308714
    Abstract: A forming tool with a predefined mould portion is provided in a method for producing a reinforced fibre composite component for aviation and aerospace. A forming/support element is moulded by means of the mould portion of the forming tool. A semi-finished fibre product is then deposited at least in portions on the shaped forming/support element. The deposited semi-finished fibre product is deformed by means of the forming/support element to form at least one reinforcing portion. The forming/support element is then removed from the forming tool together with the reinforcing section formed on this element, followed by defined positioning of the reinforcing section thus formed with respect to an associated fibre composite component portion by supporting with the forming/support element. The reinforcing portion is cured to form the reinforced fibre composite component. A forming device is provided with a predefined mould portion which holds a forming/support element such that it can be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Sander, Hauke Lengsfeld, Hans Marquardt
  • Patent number: 8071123
    Abstract: Two resin films each provided with an orally administrable edible agent layer are joined so that administrable agent layers face each other, drawn into a nip between a pair of press rolls, pressurized at back surfaces to bond the administrable agent layers together, and conveyed in a direction substantially conforming to a tangential direction at a pressurization zone of the press rolls. A delamination roll disposed in the conveying direction is used to draw only one of the two resin films sandwiching the bonded plural administrable agent layers in a direction different from the conveying direction, while continuously conveying the other resin film retaining the plural administrable agent layers in the conveying direction. This allows only one of the joined two resin films to be delaminated. The obtained pressure bonded product, that is, an orally administrable edible agent of laminate film form can be punched out into predetermined shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Kyukyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Hayashi, Kazuya Yano, Tsutomu Awamura, Kazuyoshi Sudeji
  • Publication number: 20110290411
    Abstract: A system and method for fabricating reinforced tubular. In some embodiments, the fabrication system includes a plurality of iso-containers positioned at a site where a reinforced tubular is to be installed and equipment disposed within each of the plurality of iso-containers, the equipment operable to produce the reinforced tubular. The equipment includes a caterpullar operable to receive a tubular and push the tubular through the equipment downstream of the caterpullar and a winder operable to wrap the tubular with a reinforcing material to produce the reinforced tubular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: PIPESTREAM B.V.
    Inventors: Nicholas John Venero, Raymond Nicholas Burke, Richard James Anthony Smith
  • Publication number: 20110265954
    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: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Romano Maddaleni, Graziano Mazzaccherini
  • Publication number: 20110253288
    Abstract: An assembly including and method of forming arbitrary localized wrinkles upon a surface utilizing a shape memory polymer substrate and rigid overlay, wherein the geometrical distribution of the wrinkles is produced by recovering a lateral strain history within the substrate and buckling the overlay, and the localized wrinkles are used to create, among other things, optically three-dimensional engaging surfaces, structural colors, modified surface texturing, and haptic alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Xingcheng Xiao, Ruomiao Wang, Joseph C. Simmer
  • Publication number: 20110234056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ferroelectret multi-layer composite (1) comprising at least two polymer films arranged one on top of the other and bonded together, wherein voids are formed between the polymer films, said voids being tubular channels, particularly running parallel to one another. The invention further provides a process for the production of a ferroelectret multi-layer composite with parallel tubular channels, and a device for carrying out the process for the production of the ferroelectret multi-layer composite according to the invention. In addition, the invention relates to a piezoelectric element containing a ferroelectret multi-layer composite according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
    Inventors: Werner Jenninger, Joachim Wagner, Reimund Gerhard, Ruy Alberto Altafi, Werner Wirges
  • Patent number: 8007639
    Abstract: A method for producing an article made of a web material, comprising at least one ply, wherein a superabsorbent material in powder form is associated with said ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Mauro Marsili, Fabio Giachetti
  • Publication number: 20110151735
    Abstract: An industrial fabric used in the manufacture or processing of at least one material web includes a base fabric having a board side and a machine side. The base fabric includes a plurality of spirals extending in a cross machine direction (CMD). The spirals are interconnected together with each other along adjacent peripheral edges to form a spiral link fabric. The base fabric has opposite lateral side edges extending in a machine direction (MD). One or more electrostatic control yarns are positioned within a corresponding spiral and extend in the CMD direction to the lateral side edges. A pair of conductive edge coatings is applied to at least the board side of a respective lateral side edge for a predetermined width. The conductive edge coatings and the one or more electrostatic control yarns form an electrostatic grid. A traction coating covers substantially all of at least the board side of the base fabric, but does not cover the pair of conductive edge coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: William Harwood
  • Publication number: 20110126965
    Abstract: Device for coupling two or more paper webs or plies by gluing, comprising gluing means destined to apply glue to a paper ply (N2) and pressure means which are located downstream of said gluing means and press more paper plies (N1, N2; N3) onto each other determining their coupling. The said gluing means comprise at least one body (1) provided with corresponding reliefs (R1) which apply the glue on predetermined gluing zones or areas of a paper ply (N2) advancing along a predetermined direction (F2) and said pressure means comprise a presser (3) which is located downstream of the said gluing means with respect to the said direction (F2) and is provided with corresponding reliefs (R3) which exert, on said paper plies (N1, N2; N3), a localized pressure on pressure zones or areas interfering with said gluing zones or areas, so that the glue passes through the glued ply (N2) only in correspondence of said pressure areas or zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: FUTURA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Petri
  • Publication number: 20110056615
    Abstract: A nipper formed of a pair of nip blocks in an open state suction-holds on nip surfaces thereof a front end of the adhesive tape that is folded back with an edge member and separated from a separator. Then, the nip block on a front end side pivots to unite the nip surfaces of the nip blocks to each other. As a result, the adhesive tape is bent inwardly and adhesive layers thereof are adhered to each other to form a tab. The nip block on a rear end side suction-holds a rear end of the cut adhesive tape. Then, the nip block on the rear end side pivots to bend the adhesive tape inwardly for forming a tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Saburo Miyamoto, Yukitoshi Hase, Masayuki Yamamoto