By Driven Web Feeding Means Patents (Class 156/495)
  • Patent number: 10451393
    Abstract: An arrow fletching device suitable for mounting Mylar fletching vanes to the surface of an arrow. The device includes a clamp for holding the fletching in a manner that leaves a surface mounting portion of the side of the fletching exposed. Then an adhesive is applied to the exposed surface and the clamp is pressed up against the arrow to securely mount the fletching to the arrow surface. One version utilize three such clamps posited at 120 degree offsets to mount three vanes around the surface of the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOHNING COMPANY, LTD
    Inventor: Robert L Potter
  • Patent number: 9205003
    Abstract: A method is described for making an elasticized absorbent article having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. First, multiple distributions of elastics are applied on a moving material sheet to form a moving web of an elastic composite. Then, each of a core section and a second material sheet is periodically applied onto the moving web to define a finished web of discrete elastic composite bodies. In subsequent steps, discrete absorbent pants articles are shaped from the finished web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright, Eugenio G. Varona
  • Patent number: 8980033
    Abstract: A filament winding method performs a hoop winding step including a first step of fixing an end of a fiber bundle to a liner surface at a starting position of hoop winding, a second step of hoop winding the fiber bundle having the end fixed to the liner surface in the first step, a third step of fixing the fiber bundle hoop wound in the second step to the liner surface at an ending position of hoop winding, and a fourth step of cutting the fiber bundle upstream in a fiber bundle supplying direction of the position where the fiber bundle is fixed in the third step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motohiro Tanigawa, Tadashi Uozumi, Daigoro Nakamura, Ken Hatta
  • Publication number: 20150013916
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for a composite sheet associated with an absorbent article including: a conveying mechanism that conveys continuously the continuous body of the sheet; and a guiding member that transports the continuous body of the elastic member, and that bonds the continuous body of the elastic member with the continuous body of the sheet, wherein the guiding member includes a drive roller that, while being contact with the continuous body of the elastic member, is driven and rotated along a transporting direction of the continuous body of the elastic member, and by changing a rotation speed of the drive roller, a stretching ratio of the continuous body of the elastic member is adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Noritomo KAMEDA, Shinichi ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 8815035
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for manufacturing absorbent articles, and in particular, to methods for making elastomeric laminates that may be used as components of absorbent articles. And the methods and apparatuses according to the present disclosure may be configured to automatically rethread elastic materials that may break during the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 8794289
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a carbon nanotube film includes a substrate holder, a bar supplying device, a carrier device, and a stretching device arranged in alignment in that order. A method for making a carbon nanotube film is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8702887
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying ribbon in a nonlinear pattern to a web includes a guide assembly having a roller adapted to guide the ribbon onto the web as the web is moving in a first direction. A reciprocating device is provided to move at least the roller of the guide assembly back and forth along an axis of motion. The axis of motion is other than parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Malchow, Paul Weber, Jesse Sorenson, Caleb Ihrig
  • Patent number: 8696848
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for inflating and sealing an inflatable structure, such as inflatable cushions. The device includes an assembly configured for inflating a cushion cavity disposed between first and second layers of a film, and a sealing mechanism that preferably includes a rotary sealing drum, which can include a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Paul A. Selle, Mitchell J. Hein
  • Publication number: 20140053971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for transferring a protective layer for a substrate at high temperature and under pressure, said protective layer being mainly intended to protect a flat substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicants: HOLOGRAM INDUSTRIES, ASTEA
    Inventors: José Oliveira, André Pustel
  • Patent number: 8640612
    Abstract: A pneumatic packaging apparatus includes a fixed base provided thereon with a pressure cylinder unit connected with a chuck unit. The fixed base is further mounted with a valve seat combined thereon with a driving unit and a control unit. The control unit is able to receive external high pressure gas and control the high pressure gas to flow to the driving unit and to the pressure cylinder unit to let the driving unit and the pressure cylinder unit driven by air pressure to automatically pull tight the packaging strap and firmly squeeze the packaging fastener for fixing the packaging strap in place. Thus, the pneumatic packaging apparatus of this invention can assist users to complete packaging work with quickness, able to elevate efficiency of the packaging work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8591682
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a composite sheet associated with an absorbent article includes: conveying a continuous body of a sheet continuously in a conveying direction; and bonding a continuous body of an elastic member with the continuous body of the sheet while a position on the continuous body of the sheet at which the continuous body of the elastic member bonds with the continuous body of the sheet is changing continuously in the intersecting direction by transporting the continuous body of the elastic member towards the continuous body of the sheet with a guiding member. The guiding member moves back and forth in an intersecting direction that intersects the conveying direction, and the continuous body of the sheet travels in the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Noritomo Kameda, Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8512496
    Abstract: An elastic member drive device includes: a drive shaft 12a that allows a plurality of pulleys 21, 31 and 41 to be removably attached as being coaxially aligned in the rotation center axis direction; transmission belts 23, 33 and 43 that are respectively wound around pulleys 21, 31 and 41; and a driver portion 12 that controls regular and reverse rotations of the drive shaft 12a, wherein the guides 25, 35 and 45 are respectively fixed to the transmission belts 23, 33 and 43. A feed amount difference in the web width direction is allowed to be set for each of the guides 25, 35 and 45 by determining a pulley diameter ratio among the pulleys 21, 31 and 41.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Makimura
  • Patent number: 8474502
    Abstract: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first web moving direction such that the first web intersects the plane. Then, the applicator is operated to move the elastic element about the plane, thereby applying the section of elastic element onto the first web along a direction generally transverse to the web moving direction and such that the first web draws the continuous elastic strand from the elastic element applicator as the first web is conveyed away from the plane. The elastic element applicator may be in the form of a spin cylinder or bracket that is operated to spin the elastic element about the moving first web, thereby applying the elastic element on the first web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick King Yu Tsang, Anne Smid, Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 8454779
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for inflating and sealing an inflatable structure, such as inflatable cushions. The device includes an assembly configured for inflating a cushion cavity disposed between first and second layers of a film, and a sealing mechanism that preferably includes a rotary sealing drum, which can include a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Paul A. Selle, Mitchell J. Hein
  • Patent number: 8453695
    Abstract: There is disclosed an applicator and method for applying transfers such as heat transfers, decals or labels to transfer-receptive materials. The applicator has a lightweight, T-shaped, sheet metal support or frame having an applicator station. A motorized supply roll unwind and a motorized take-up roll rewind are mounted on the support to hold supply and take-up rolls, to tension the transfer-containing web and to advance the web onto the take-up roll after the transfer has been applied at the applicator station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Donald J. Ward, Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Richard E. Roberts, Monti D. Emery, Wonnie Brown
  • Patent number: 8356650
    Abstract: A working apparatus for pasting two continuous paper webs together having patterns is provided which can be made small as a whole and whose pasting processing treatment reduces a paper loss occurring when the apparatus starts to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takahashi, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8297328
    Abstract: To provide a coating film transfer tool in which a transfer head is loaded within a case in such a manner as to come out of and go back into the case, and in which the excessive pressure on the transfer head which is projected outside the case is absorbed so as to improve the operability of the coating film transfer tool, the coating film transfer tool includes a coating film transfer section which is disposed in an interior of an accommodation case, and the coating film transfer section includes a supply bobbin, a take-up bobbin and a rotation transmitting device for transmitting the rotation of the supply bobbin to the take-up bobbin, and the coating film transfer section also includes a transfer head in such a state that the transfer head is projected from the coating film transfer section around which an unwound transfer tape from the supply bobbin is made to be suspended, a knocking member projected from the rear end of the accommodation case, a rotary member and a rotary support member disposed between
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Stationery Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Ushijima
  • Patent number: 8276640
    Abstract: Provided is a cartridge type coating film transfer tool, in which a cartridge can be simply dismounted and is readily exchanged. A case body comprises a slide member on an upper wall of an upper case. A tapered portion provided on the slide member is extended downward beyond a lower cartridge case of a tape cartridge in a height direction. When the slide member is slid toward a leading end side, a trailing end of the tape cartridge is lifted up until it abuts against a step portion in a state of riding over a tapered portion of the slide member. Thereby, it is possible to release engagement between engagement pawls and engagement holes, which are used in mounting the case body and the tape cartridge to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Fukazawa, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120222798
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a stretchable composite sheet, the first continuous sheet is stretched while being transported from a first nip area to a second nip area. The first continuous sheet is either a sheet in which stretchability has already been developed or a sheet in which stretchability has yet to be developed. An opening is formed in the first continuous sheet intermittently in the transport direction, while transporting the first continuous sheet from the second nip area to a third nip area after the stretching operation. A second continuous sheet having a lower stretchability than the first continuous sheet is overlapped and adhered to the first continuous sheet in the third nip area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Taishi Nakamura, Shinichi Ishikawa, Akihisa Shiomi, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20120222819
    Abstract: Provided is a pitch feed mechanism which is capable of performing an accurate, high-speed pitch feed of an original fabric having unevenness on a surface thereof in a sticking operation of an insulating tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: O.M.C. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8188333
    Abstract: A plastic sheet having cloth-like appearance and thermoplasticity and provided with melt patterns in the sheet face, the melt patterns formed in a predetermined arrangement under an elongating condition of the plastic sheet so as to form convex-concave wrinkles in regions between neighboring melt patterns in the plastic sheet under an un-elongating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Matsuoka, Masaya Fujita
  • Publication number: 20120118485
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a composite sheet associated with an absorbent article includes: conveying a continuous body of a sheet continuously in a conveying direction; and bonding a continuous body of an elastic member with the continuous body of the sheet while a position on the continuous body of the sheet at which the continuous body of the elastic member bonds with the continuous body of the sheet is changing continuously in the intersecting direction by transporting the continuous body of the elastic member towards the continuous body of the sheet with a guiding member. The guiding member moves back and forth in an intersecting direction that intersects the conveying direction, and the continuous body of the sheet travels in the conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noritomo Kameda, Shinichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8147636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method includes the steps of: conveying in a conveyance direction MD a second web in which components forming one part of an absorbent article are sequentially arranged; swinging an elastic member in a cross direction CD at a predetermined cycle by using a swing guide mechanism for guiding the elastic member; and pressing, between one pair of press rollers, the second web on which the elastic member is arranged. The swing guide mechanism has a motor with a rotational shaft, an arm member for guiding the elastic member to a predetermined position on the second web in the cross direction, and a speed reducer provided between the rotational shaft and a base of the arm member to make a rotational speed of the arm member slower than a rotational speed of the rotational shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8128770
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for inflating and sealing an inflatable structure, such as inflatable cushions. The device includes an assembly configured for inflating a cushion cavity disposed between first and second layers of a film, and a sealing mechanism that preferably includes a rotary sealing drum, which can include a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Paul A. Selle, Mitchell J. Hein
  • Patent number: 8128771
    Abstract: A method of producing a clothing article including the steps of (a) joining first continuous webs 120a and 120b having stretchability in the longitudinal direction thereof both in a longitudinally stretched state along an edge portion thereof to a longitudinally substantially inextensible second continuous web 120c to make a continuous composite sheet 120, (b) joining the composite sheet 120 obtained in step (a) on its side to a member 130 of the clothing article to make a web assembly 110, and (c) cutting the web assembly 110 obtained in step (b) to length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Endo, Kenji Ando, Shinnosuke Morita, Takuo Yanashima
  • Patent number: 8114236
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of continuously making a disposable pants-type diaper having a body waste receiving pocket. A first web is continuously fed in a machine direction and a second web is continuously fed onto the first web and is folded back onto itself in a cross direction and locally bonded together along opposite edges thereof to obtain a third web. The third web is superposed on the first web and then the first web and the third web are bonded to each other to obtain a first composite web. From between the adjacent chassis in a second composite web defined by the first and third webs, substantially semicircular web pieces are clipped out to obtain third composite web on both sides of a cutting line to obtain a fourth composite web which is cut along the cutting line to obtain the individual pants-type diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Otsubo
  • Patent number: 8114235
    Abstract: A method of continuously making a disposable pants-type diaper includes feeding first and second webs in a machine direction and bonding the first and second webs together to obtain first composite web. From the first composite web, a substantially circular section defined between each pair of the adjacent chassis in the middle region as viewed in the cross direction is clipped out to obtain a second composite web. The second composite web is folded in two and halves of the second web facing each other are locally bonded together by bonding agent to obtain a third composite web. The third composite web is provided on both sides of a cutting line extending in the cross direction with seal regions to obtain a fourth composite web and finally the fourth composite web is cut along the cutting line to obtain the individual pants-type diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Otsubo
  • Patent number: 8052818
    Abstract: A method and a system for applying a seal to the closure of an opening, in particular to a door of a motor vehicle, is provided. The application takes place in two stages. In a first stage, a seal, which is cut off from a continuous seal strip is placed with a stationary roll-on head on placing and pressing elements of a tensioning plate, which are moved past the roll-on head. In a second stage, the tensioning plate with the seal placed on the placing and pressing elements is guided to the closure of the opening and pressed here by means of the pressing elements on the bonding face of the closure of the opening. In general, this type of application takes place exclusively by mechanical means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Drauz Nothelfer GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Fenger
  • Publication number: 20110253293
    Abstract: A method of producing a composite sheet includes joining a first sheet in which stretchability in a longitudinal direction of the first sheet is developed by being subjected to a drawing process in the longitudinal direction and a second sheet having stretchability in a longitudinal direction of the second sheet that is lower than the stretchability of the first sheet. The longitudinal directions are aligned with each other. The first sheet is extended in the longitudinal direction, while transporting the first sheet in the longitudinal direction with the first sheet being in contact with an upstream roll and a downstream roll that rotate adjacent to each other. The second sheet is joined to a portion of the first sheet in an overlapped manner, the portion being in contact with the downstream roll in the extended state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION JOINT-STOCK COMPANY OF JAPAN
    Inventors: Shinichi Ishikawa, Taishi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8037919
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive tape dispenser available for diverse width includes a main body and a winding mechanism installed inside the main body. The winding mechanism has a driving gear and a recycling gear fitted with a recycling wheel. The driving gear and the recycling gear are respectively mounted with a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member that have a certain height. A tape disk is fitted on the first adjusting member. With or without the first adjusting member and the second adjusting member, adhesive tapes with diverse widths can be applied by the adhesive tape dispenser of the invention without using an additional conventional adhesive tape dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 7992616
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a carbon nanotube film includes a substrate holder, a bar supplying device, a carrier device, and a stretching device arranged in alignment in that order. A method for making a carbon nanotube film is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 7950433
    Abstract: A machine for inflating and sealing an inflatable web comprising a series of pre-formed flexible containers, each of the pre-formed containers being capable of holding therein a quantity of gas and having an opening for receiving such gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Laurence Sperry, Eric Kane
  • Publication number: 20110114265
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying one or more strands of a relatively wide tape to a high-speed graphite tape laminating machine may include a tape supply reel and a backing paper take-up reel rotatably mounted on the machine, a dancer roller mounted on the machine for lateral movement thereon, and a mechanism for actively controlling the rotation of the tape supply and backing paper take-up reels and the lateral movement of the dancer roller relative to the support frame such that the respective tensions in the tapes are maintained substantially constant during both an on-the-fly tape add operation and an on-the-fly tape cut operation of the laminating machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hagman, Mark S. Bunker
  • Patent number: 7913736
    Abstract: An apparatus affixes an adhesive tape to a workpiece having a cylindrical portion and an outer peripheral surface. The apparatus comprises a tape-feeding device for feeding an adhesive tape below the outer peripheral surface such that the adhesive surface faces upwardly in a direction approximately perpendicular to an axis of the cylindrical portion, a tape-cutting device for cutting the adhesive tape fed from the tape-feeding device in a predetermined length, and a tape-affixing device for thrusting and affixing the adhesive surface of the adhesive tape which was cut by the tape-cutting device to the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion such that the tape-affixing device passes through both sides of the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion from below thereof so as to elevate the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Sakurai, Kousaku Yamada
  • Patent number: 7905970
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating a multi-strand elastic feed (1) comprising: an apparatus for separating a multi-strand elastic feed (1) comprising: a feed roll (2); a series of pins (3) for separating the feed located downstream from the feed roll said series extending laterally to the machine direction (9), the series comprising a first feed pin (4) and a subsequent set of separator pins (5); and wherein the spacing of the pins in the series is such that the separation of adjacent pins in the cross direction is less than the diameter of a separator pin, wherein in use, the multi-strand elastic feed is threaded manually around the feed pin and is then separated such that the strands pass around the separator pins in a direction opposite to that traveled round the feed pin with the result that the multi-strand elastic feed is separated into strands separated in the cross direction and a tensioning means to facilitate the initial threading of the feed around the pins; and a means for passing the separate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Moore Company
    Inventor: Victor Spencer Day
  • Patent number: 7857251
    Abstract: Film lamination vehicles and methods that can be used to laminate films to surfaces are disclosed. The vehicles and methods use a moving lamination device that forms a lamination front over which the film is applied to the surface. The lamination front complies to irregularities in the surface such as dips, bumps, etc. while providing substantially uniform pressure such that the film conforms to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason L. Aveldson, Conrad V. Anderson, H. Aaron Christmann, Anne M. DePalma, Brian T. Loesch, Chin-Yee Ng, Justin W. Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20100282403
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a carbon nanotube film includes a substrate holder, a bar supplying device, a carrier device, and a stretching device arranged in alignment in that order. A method for making a carbon nanotube film is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicants: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LIANG LIU, KAI-LI JIANG, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Patent number: 7819354
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll holder for tape dispenser and a tape dispenser assembly therewith. The roll holder comprises a cylindrical body and an annular portion made from a material having a high friction coefficient, the annular portion being fixed inside the cylindrical body. The roll holder tape dispenser is supported by a shaft. Two cylindrical bodies are connected to a roll of tape, one at each extremity of the tape spool by press-fitting. The shaft passes through the annular portion and the friction occurring between the shaft and annular portion induce a tension in the tape when the tape is unwound from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Robitaille, Steve Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20100200169
    Abstract: A machine for inflating and sealing an inflatable web comprising a series of pre-formed flexible containers, each of the pre-formed containers being capable of holding therein a quantity of gas and having an opening for receiving such gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventors: Laurenee Sperry, Eric Kane
  • Patent number: 7762303
    Abstract: A double-sided tape dispenser is provided, in which a rolling tape mechanism is axially formed at the inner wall of body. The rolling tape mechanism comprises a driving gear and a drawback gear joggling with the driving gear. A drawback roll wheel pivots onto the drawback gear. A double-sided tape pivots onto the driving gear to wind the tail of tape onto the roll wheel. Double-sided adhesive is formed over the outer circumference of double-sided tape. An adjustment part pivots onto the drawback roll wheel, so when the gear is driven to joggle with the drawback gear to run, a frictional resistance is caused between the drawback roll wheel and the drawback gear to keep the tightness of drawback of the drawback release paper, preventing the release paper from being blocked on the drawback roll wheel and then the double-sided tape from not drawing back completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 7731815
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for nonlinear laying of components such as elastics on a continuous web is provided. In an apparatus embodiment, the apparatus comprises a diverter and a combining roll. The apparatus can be configured to vary an elastic profile of the elastic member on a continuous web by oscillating a rotation of the diverter. The method and apparatus can be used for making absorbent articles such as diapers and training pants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Eckstein, Bradley E. Walsh
  • Patent number: 7730920
    Abstract: A method of making an elastic composite is provided. The method entails conveying a first web of material along a web plane path. The method also entails applying a first section of a first elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path and applying a second section of a second elastic strand onto the first web and generally transversely to the web plane path. These applying steps are repeated while performing the conveying step, thereby arranging a plurality of first and second elastic elements on the first web, in generally parallel relation to one another. The resultant composite is suitable for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment, textile or fabric structure, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings, Ltd
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Anne Smid, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew C. Wright
  • Patent number: 7435309
    Abstract: A method of making a standing gather-forming member having a basal wall and first and second overhangs on both sides of the basal wall. Elastic members are disposed in their stretched state on the inner surface of a middle portion of a continuously running strip-shaped sheet. One of side portions extending on both longitudinal sides of the middle portion is Z-folded to cover a part of the width of the middle portion thereby to form the first overhang. The other side portion is then folded inward along the longitudinal direction to cover the part of the middle portion that remains uncovered with the first-mentioned side portion and to overlay the Z-folded portion of the first-mentioned side portion thereby to form the second overhang and the basal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20080110546
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes: a collet; an alignment stage; and a sheet feeding mechanism. The collet is configured to suck a surface of a semiconductor chip. The surface is on opposite side of a bonding surface to be bonded to a bonding target. The bonding surface is provided with a film-like adhesive layer. The collet includes a heater for heating the adhesive layer. The alignment stage is configured to support the semiconductor chip and to correct position of the semiconductor chip. The sheet feeding mechanism is configured to feed a release sheet onto the alignment stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Shoko Omizo, Atsushi Yoshimura, Mitsuhiro Nakao, Junya Sagara, Masayuki Dohi, Tatsuhiko Shirakawa
  • Patent number: 7322312
    Abstract: In a method for edge glueing and in an arrangement including a tensioning aggregate with a device for edge glueing, a glue is applied in a spin spraying process, and the application is performed on the product web which is extended at the edges and smoothed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Babcock-Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Stoehrmann, Marc-Aurel Voth
  • Patent number: 7204187
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for tensioning and sealing tightening straps of plastics for package tightenings, in which the superposed strap ends are received in a strap channel which is essentially open at a longitudinal outer side and the two faces. The strap channel has a strap edge guide at its longitudinal inner side for the inner edges of the tightening strap. A tensioning device is arranged in the front region of the device, and a sealing device is arranged in the rear region. So as to compensate for the forces acting outwardly on the upper strap end due to the irregular deformations of the upper strap end during the tensioning process by the tensioning roller of the tensioning device which is mounted in a floating manner, the strap edge guide is arranged obliquely to the tensioning direction of the tensioning roller and projects further into the strap channel in the vicinity of the strap sealing device than in the region of the tensioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Cyklop GmbH
    Inventors: Leo Zeimetz, Detlef Scholl, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 7195684
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing an article having an elastic member, comprises: a stretcher for receiving the elastic member at a low velocity VL and outputting the elastic member at a medium velocity VM; a carrier including a first pad and a second pad for picking up the elastic member from the stretcher, and a cutter for cutting off the elastic member while carrying the elastic member; and a station for carrying a web at a high velocity Vh and disposing the cut-off elastic member from a pad onto the web. When the elastic member striding over the first pad and the second pad is cut off, an interval between the first pad and the second pad is shortened so as to reduce a shrinking force of a portion of the elastic member between the first pad and the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Satoh
  • Patent number: 7179343
    Abstract: A method for bonding a strip, such as a leg elastic or the like, to an opening on a web of material. The method includes providing a web that includes at least one opening and defines at least a first bonding surface adjacent each opening. For each opening the method includes: deforming the web to modify the shape of the opening, providing a strip defining a second bonding surface, bonding together at least portions of the first and second bonding surfaces of the modified opening and relaxing the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. VanEperen, Joseph D. Coenen, Jack L. Couillard, Walter A. Mattingly, Robert L. Popp, Heather S. Mortell
  • Patent number: 7097725
    Abstract: A placement device, comprising: a guide section for guiding an elastic member; a first nip roll and a second nip roll for pressing together the elastic member and a web; a transfer section capable of transferring the guide section across the web; and an indicating section for indicating a position, wherein when the guide section comes close to the position while moving in a first direction, the transfer section can stop transferring the guide section in response to a signal from the indicating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Kikuo Yoneoka, Xu Joy, Katsutoshi Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 7028735
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing an elastomeric nonwoven laminate including a plurality of elastic strands joined to a nonwoven web in a controlled distribution is provided. The apparatus includes an extruder for extruding a plurality of elastic strands onto a cooled surface of a rotating drum, which transports the strands in parallel alignment to a nip formed between two rollers rotating about parallel axis. The drum transfers the plurality of strands to the nip in a controlled distribution where it is bonded with the nonwoven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Christoph Johann Schmitz, Martin Geoffrey Scaife