Means Feeding Plural Workpieces To Be Joined Patents (Class 156/516)
  • Patent number: 11065856
    Abstract: The invention relates to an industrial machine for vertically applying temporary or permanent protective films on plane surfaces and having an automatic system for cutting the film, positioning it edge-to-edge or with a margin (in particular in the context of film-coating sheets of glass for the purposes of glazing any window frames without damaging the temporary protection; the glass being film-coated while leaving a setback) by acting simultaneously on both faces and adapting automatically to changes in the format of the parts for treatment, using an electrostatic method for holding the film in position on the applicator roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASIDIUM
    Inventor: Stéphane Milioti
  • Patent number: 10603223
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for a transporting a discrete element, by activating a discrete vacuum zone on a puck at or before an acquisition, rotating the puck about an axis (and optionally twisting the puck), and deactivating the discrete vacuum zone at a deposition point, through tightly controlled piecewise vacuum porting particularly in applications where vacuum commutation length changes in radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: Collin Heinz
  • Patent number: 10420681
    Abstract: A carrying device includes: a carrying section having a receiving surface to be in contact with a first sheet material that is continuous in a carrying direction, wherein one edge of the first sheet material is wave-shaped, the carrying section defining an inclined slit portion, wherein the inclined slit portion defines an opening on the receiving surface, wherein the inclined slit portion extends in an inclined direction so as to be displaced from a proximal side toward a distal side of a protruding portion while extending downstream in the direction of carrying the first sheet material, and wherein the inclined slit portion sucks the protruding portion along the wave-shaped edge; and a box defining a suction space that keeps the inclined slit portion under a negative pressure so that the protruding portion is pulled into the inclined slit portion by suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimada, Susumu Honge
  • Patent number: 9114597
    Abstract: A prong style file fastener and the method of manufacture is disclosed which has a protective element to prevent damage to paper documents and personal injury. In one embodiment, the prongs of the fastener are covered with a heat shrinkable sheath. In another, the prongs are overcoated with a powder coating which is melted thereon. A method of applying the sheath to the prongs uses a pair of jaws or V-shaped surface to drive the sheath onto the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Harold Peter Lindelof, Marvin J. Halfen, David J. Gilbertson, Robert Scudder, Michael Goodson, Michael Hacker
  • Publication number: 20150136328
    Abstract: An apparatus including a carriage adapted to be mounted on and movable along the elongate composite stringer, and a compaction roller mounted on the carriage for compacting film material against the flange surface as the carriage moves along the stringer. The apparatus also includes a film feed roll assembly on the carriage adapted to hold a quantity of film material and to dispense the film material to the compaction roller. The apparatus also includes a take-up reel on the carriage adapted for taking up a backing on the film material as the film material is being dispensed to the compaction roller, a heater on the carriage for heating the flange surface as the carriage moves along the composite stringer, and a film trimmer for trimming edges of the film material to match a contour of the composite stringer after the film material has been compacted against the flange surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: America O. Schaaf, Richard A. Miller, Donald A. Anderson
  • 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: 8997819
    Abstract: A labelling machine for labels printed on pre-pasted continuous film, comprising a rotating carousel provided with elements for supporting the individual containers to be labelled, adapted to turn such containers about their own axis, and alignment elements and tension adjustment elements for the film that unwinds from a reel and a cutting and transfer drum comprises a structure for supporting actuation elements for individual blades designed to cut the labels, the supporting structure being adapted to support a number of circumferential portions of peripheral shells provided with film retention elements and adapted to be inserted in the gaps formed by the blades that are present in each one of the groupings, so as to form a continuous cylindrical surface for supporting the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: P.E. Labellers S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Publication number: 20150075723
    Abstract: A tape dispenser, joining and dispensing a double-sided tape from two rolls of single-sided tape, includes a base having upper and lower sides, first and second spaced apart guide elements mounted to the upper side at first and second positions. First and second tape dispensing wheels, having rolls of single-sided tape mounted thereto, are mounted to the rearward portion of the upper side of the base. A handle extends from the lower side. A tape application roller is mounted to the forward portion of the base and extends above the upper side. A tape cutoff blade, or first and second cutoff blades, can be mounted to the base and extend above the upper side. An extension handle extending transversely to the handle, which can be at least 2 feet long or at least 4 feet long, can be removably mountable to the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Shadrach J. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8967221
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets for the production of securities, such as banknotes. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement (A) of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut by means of a laser beam (L) such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Publication number: 20150041068
    Abstract: The system and method for manufacturing the composite candle wick includes a mechanism for feeding the cotton wick and wood wick at substantially the same speeds. The wood wick is heated in order to cause a melting of a wax coating around the cotton wick and pressure is applied to the wick materials through a compression wheel and drive belt which carries the wick materials. Once the pressure is applied to form the composite wick the wicks are then sent through a cutting tube where a cutting blade will cut the wick to its desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John E. CAGLE, Robert W. BROWN
  • Patent number: 8944130
    Abstract: An exemplary package-sealing method and system involves sealing a package with adhesive tape such that a pull cord is sandwiched between the tape and the package. A tape head includes a roll of tape and a pull cord spool, and a collar guide that helps position the pull cord between the tape's sides. Forward and rear applying rollers press leading and trailing edges of the tape, respectively, against the package being sealed. A tape blade and a pull cord blade secured to a cutting arm sever the pull cord before severing the tape, leaving a pull tab that extends out from beneath the tape when the package is sealed. The pull tab allows a user to conveniently unseal the package by grasping the pull cord and pulling thereon to separate the tape from the package without using sharp objects, enhancing user safety and reducing accidental damage to packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Pack Pros-R-Us, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Jasurda
  • Patent number: 8915280
    Abstract: A system and method for automated application of adhesive, buffer, and/or liner to I-joists, whereby a controlled amount of adhesive, glue, buffer material, and/or a protective liner, are successively applied to the exposed flange of an I-joist. An air-activated side pressure wheel first pushes one flange of an I-joist against an opposing friction-reduced straight edge, then at least one adhesive/glue head extrudes adhesive and/or buffer material onto the opposing exposed flange of the I-joist. An overhead liner applicator may then place a protective liner upon the applied adhesive and/or buffer material. An applicator roller bearing and a pressure roller bearing press the adhesive/buffer/liner to the desired mil thickness, after which the liner applicator cuts the protective liner according to the cut pattern instructions received from a controller. A cooler can be used to cool the adhesive/buffer before release liner application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Glenn Robell
  • Patent number: 8910690
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin pellet includes a roving package constituted by a cylindrical package of a reinforcing fiber bundle, a reinforcing fiber bundle delivery device, an impregnation die, a withdrawing device disposed on a downstream side of the impregnation die, and a cutter member. The reinforcing fiber bundle delivery device includes a plurality of collapse suppressing members adapted to be pushed radially outwards against an inner periphery surface of the roving package to suppress collapse of winding layers and a pusher for displacing said plural collapse suppressing members radially outwards following the inner periphery surface of the roving package which inner periphery surface shifts radially outwards gradually as the reinforcing fiber bundle is drawn out in a successive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Tashiro, Takayasu Fujiura, Kaduya Takamura, Seiji Zenke
  • Patent number: 8911578
    Abstract: A supply group of a packing band from reels, with an automatic change of the reel for an object-packing machine, includes a supply conveyor along which the packing band runs, a device for transversally cutting the band located at a start of the supply conveyor, a device for supporting one reel of the band of slim packing material and a device for supporting a second reel of band of slim packing material. The group includes a first entry conveyor of the first band from the first reel to the supply conveyor, a second entrance conveyor of the second band from the second reel to the supply conveyor, a device for advancing for introducing or extracting the front end of the first band to or from the supply conveyor, and a device for advancing for introducing or extracting a front end of the second band into or from the supply conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: A.C.M.I. -Societa'per Azioni
    Inventor: Giacomo Magri
  • Publication number: 20140360660
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method of balloons and sheet based articles includes layering a second sheet over a first sheet, the layered first and second sheets form a first layer section. The first layer section is moved relative to a cutting and joining assembly. The first layer section is cut and joined into article sections with the cutting and joining assembly. Cutting and joining includes scribing the cutting and joining assembly along a scribing line across the moving first layer section, and joining the first article portions of the first and second sheets along the scribing line with the cutting and joining assembly to form a first plurality of article sections. Cutting and joining further includes cutting the first layer section according to scribing and moving along the scribing line, each of the first and second sheets cut into the first article portions facing each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Greig Stovall Latham, Michael Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 8869860
    Abstract: A label fitting device provided with a plurality of mounting bases which move along a transport path while target bodies for fitting are respectively mounted on the bases; a fitting head which is provided directly above each mounting base and moves together with the mounting base; and a label supply mechanism provided directly above the transport path to supply labels. Each fitting head includes a take-up member which receives a label held by a label supply unit when the head passes a supply position, and an opener mechanism which receives the label from the take-up member, and thereafter opens the label and fits the label on the target body mounted on the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ushidate
  • 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: 8839836
    Abstract: A device for applying at spaced positions (P1, X) over a moving web of material (S) superposed strips of a first (A) and a second (B) includes a first (10, 12) and a second (20, 22) cutting unit arranged cascading with respect to each other. Each unit includes a rotary knife (10, 20) that can be fed with the respective material (A, B) and an anvil roll (12, 22) which cooperates with the respective knife (10, 20) to cut the abovementioned strips of material (A, B). The anvil rolls (12, 22) of the two units are arranged facing each other, movable of concordant motions with respect to each other and configured in such a manner to transfer the strips of the first material (A) from the first anvil roll (12) over the second anvil roll (22) superimposing them to the strips of the second material (B). The second anvil roll (22) then provides for passing over the moving web of material (S) the strips of the first (A) and second material (B) superimposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Cocozzella, Francesco D'Aponte
  • Patent number: 8790480
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device, comprising a panel turning mechanism that has: a long side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one long side of the liquid crystal panel; and a short side-supporting part for supporting the liquid crystal panel by coming into contact with an end face along at least one short side of the liquid crystal panel and is configured to turn over the liquid crystal panel about an axis not parallel to any of the long and short sides of the liquid crystal panel in such a manner that the positional relationship between the long and short sides is reversed while both the long and short sides are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo
  • Patent number: 8763667
    Abstract: A packaging cushion insert is useful for cushioning a packaged object. The insert comprises a top sheet, a bottom sheet; and a plurality of interior sheets between the top and bottom sheets. The top sheet, the bottom sheet, and the plurality of interior sheets are in stacked and laminated arrangement. The top sheet, bottom sheet, and plurality of interior sheets each comprise one or more materials selected from an air-cellular cushioning material, cellular foam material, and crumpled paper material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8746314
    Abstract: A prong style file fastener and the method of manufacture is disclosed which has a protective element to prevent damage to paper documents and personal injury. In one embodiment, the prongs of the fastener are covered with a heat shrinkable sheath. In another, the prongs are overcoated with a powder coating which is melted thereon. A method of applying the sheath to the prongs uses a pair of jaws or V-shaped surface to drive the sheath onto the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Harold Peter Lindelof, Marvin J. Halfen, David J. Gilbertson, Robert Scudder, Michael Goodson, Michael Hacker
  • Patent number: 8726963
    Abstract: An anti-vibrating tape dispenser of a carton sealing machine includes a stand erected on the carton sealing machine, a fixed shaft extended transversally from the stand, a sleeve provided for loading a tape and coaxially sheathed on the periphery of the fixed shaft, a slide mechanism installed on the stand and below the sleeve and including a slide rail slidably installed on a fixed rail, an abutting rod fixed onto the slide rail and extended in the same direction of the fixed shaft, an abutting roller sheathed on the abutting rod and abutted against the external periphery of the tape roller. As the external diameter of the tape roller varies, the abutting roller slides along the slide rail to abut against the external periphery of tape roller normally, and the abutting roller includes one-way bearings for limiting the abutting roller to rotate round the abutting rod in a direction only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Yen-Cheng Yeh
  • Publication number: 20140130984
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing a multi-axial laminate of webs produced from cables stretch broken into strips includes a conveyor table, a transfer device, at the entry thereof, arranging a first layer of pre-wound pre-cut strips along the longitudinal axis of the table, the strips being partially superimposed; at least two cross lappers arranged along the table transferring and depositing in an oblique and/or divergent position at predetermined angles a stretch broken strip, and arranging the strips in successive superimpositions on the first layer of pre-cut strips in different planes, to form a multi-axial web of stretch broken strips. The web then being treated by a fixing device. Movement of the support belt of the table taking place in steps to ensure the superimposition of the different layers of pre-broken strips deposited by the cross lappers. Implementation taking place without any prior cohesion treatment of each strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Xavier DECANT
  • Patent number: 8695673
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminator with a corner cutter including a main body, a laminating device and a cutting device. The main body includes a receiving space. The main body is horizontally formed with an entering slot, an exiting slot, a penetrating groove and a corner-cutting recess. The main body having two lateral sides formed between the entering slot and the exiting slot, the corner-cutting recess being disposed at one of the lateral sides. The laminating device disposed in the receiving space includes two rolling rods, a driving portion and two heaters. The two rolling rods are heated by the two heating members. The driving portion drives the two rolling rods to rotate. The cutting device includes a pushing portion and a cutting portion. The cutting device is disposed at one side of the receiving space where corresponding to the corner-cutting recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Hu
  • Publication number: 20140090785
    Abstract: A dual tape dispenser and method of dispensing reversed-conjoined tapes which includes housing panels configured with two rotatable tape-roll hubs mounted perpendicularly to the vertical housing panels to hold two rolls of tapes with one of the tapes is reversed so that an adhesive edge of the first tape is conjoined longitudinally to a reversed adhesive edge of the second tape when the tape ends are being dispensed simultaneously on the same path. A plurality of configurations for the dual tape dispenser dispensing reversed-conjoined tapes may be manufactured for use with tape bore openings ranging from three inches to one inch in diameter for scaled-down versions to accommodate smaller tape rolls in all of which the dispensers are for dispensing reversed-conjoined tapes that are partially and longitudinally overlapped on the inside edges, thus exposing the remain adhesive portion on each side of the reversed-conjoined tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Trung Tony Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8684059
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tabbing a piece of folded material includes a fixture into which a folded material is manually inserted and retracted. A dispensing device automatically dispenses a length of adhesive tape that may be pinked on at least one edge, and a cutting device separates the length of pinked tape from its source. A lower platen slides below the inserted media and traps a piece of the adhesive tape between the lower platen and the media. An upper roller or sliding member moves over the opposite side of the media for folding the remaining portion of the adhesive tape over the opposite side of the media and causing good contact between the adhesive surfaces of both portions of the folded adhesive tape and the media, thereby completing the sealing action. The media then is retracted manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Chris Vanden Broek
  • Patent number: 8678062
    Abstract: A collection bobbin is provided on a vertical line that travels a center of a supply bobbin. A pair of connection mechanisms is provided at front both sides of a tape housing chamber. An adhesive tape transport carriage with connection portions at a forward end of a carriage frame is connected to the connection mechanisms in the apparatus body. Loading of a master roll of an adhesive tape to the supply bobbin and unloading of a roll of a residual cut tape may be performed at the same position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Ishii, Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8679282
    Abstract: Absorbent sanitary articles (2), such as nappies or incontinence pads with an elongated central body (2a) and at least one pair of closure tabs (5), are manufactured on a machine (1) by which the tabs (5) are directed in pairs from a feed unit (13) onto a transport line (6) carrying the articles (2) toward a sealing station. The feed unit (13) operates by making skew cross-cuts (16) in a continuous strip (15) of material, so as to generate a succession of tab elements (5) appearing trapezoidal in outline; the tab elements (5) are then distanced one from another in alternation along a direction (D3) transverse to their feed direction (D2) through the machine, so as to obtain two single columns (23) which are taken up by a roller (27) and aligned one with another so that the single tab elements (5) are ordered into a succession of transversely aligned pairs. The alignment roller (27) rotates tangentially to the transport line (6) and is timed to place one pair of tab elements (5) on each advancing article (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego
  • Patent number: 8672013
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a magnet handles a plurality of split magnets obtained by sequentially splitting a magnet to be split from one end thereof. The apparatus for handling a magnet is equipped with a mechanism which arranges a split magnet with respect to a previously split magnet so that the magnets are put on top of one another and the corresponding irregularities of a pair of split surfaces thereof are arranged opposite each other. The apparatus for handling a magnet is also equipped with a section where the plurality of split magnets are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishikuma, Yasuji Taketsuna
  • Patent number: 8651160
    Abstract: To automatically perform an attachment work of a material supply to a target object, a robot system includes a robot provided with a body, a first arm provided for the body and having a plurality of joints, a second arm provided for the body separately from the first arm and having a plurality of joints, and hand units respectively provided for the first arm and the second arm. The robot holds one of a plurality of types of workpiece components using the hand units of the first arm and the second arm at the same time, and the remaining type of the workpiece components is held and carried by the hand unit of the first arm or the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Katsunori Urabe, Kenichi Motonaga, Keigo Ishibashi, Takashi Shiino
  • Patent number: 8636863
    Abstract: A system and apparatus relating to connecting at least one first longitudinal periphery of at least one first magnetic sheet with at least one second longitudinal periphery of at least one second magnetic sheet by placing such first longitudinal periphery in adjacent relationship with such second longitudinal periphery; and connecting such first longitudinal periphery in adjacent relationship with such second longitudinal periphery; wherein such connecting step comprises the step of unitizing such at least one first magnetic sheet and such at least one second magnetic sheet into one unitary magnetic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Magnum Magnetics Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas G. Love
  • Patent number: 8607836
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to converting lines for manufacturing absorbent articles, and more particularly, to converting lines having modular process equipment modules and converting mechanisms reconfigurable for making different absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick John Healey, Stoyan Lokar, Daniel Jon Amundson, James Jay Benner, Jose Mauricio Berrizbeitia
  • Patent number: 8540841
    Abstract: A rubber sheet jointing apparatus is provided with first holding means for releasably holding a joint end portion of one of two rubber sheets, second holding means provided movably relative to the first holding means for releasably holding a joint end portion of the other of the two rubber sheets, and operating means for pressure-contacting the end surfaces of the two rubber sheets respectively held by the first and second holding means by moving the second holding means relative to the first holding means. Mutually facing surfaces of the first and second holding means are respectively provided with holder portions which are formed as rugged portions each taking a comb tooth shape and which are able to partly overlap to mesh with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignees: Fuji Shoji Co., Ltd., Fuji Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chikara Takagi
  • Patent number: 8540003
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus which can be used to apply self adhesive labels (2) from a label supply (14,100), with said apparatus requiring no or very little alteration to allow the same to be used to apply labels which are provided on a backing layer or labels which are provided from a linerless label supply. This allows the use of the apparatus to be significantly wide ranging while ensuring that the accuracy of application is still maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Catchpoint Limited
    Inventor: Michael Cooper
  • Patent number: 8540004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sheet winder which enables a sheet roll paper wound in a roll shape to be used in manufacturing of a corrugated cardboard for packing cases, in which the sheet roll paper is obtained by laminating sheet papers printed one by one using a lithography technique as one of the most general and economical printing methods and a roll paper used as a material for manufacturing the corrugated cardboard for packing cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Yong Hwan Jeun, Jong Soo Bae
  • Patent number: 8518200
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing coated profile members (10), wherein a foil (16, 36) is cut to a predetermined width and wrapped around the profile member so as to form a butt seam extending in a longitudinal direction of the profile member, and the foil (16, 36) is cut by a cutting beam (24) in a condition in which an edge strip of the foil projects beyond the profile member (10), while a face of the profile member is used as reference for the position of the cutting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: düspohl Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130126097
    Abstract: A fitment tape machine for forming a roll of tape having fitments for use in a flexible pouch is provided. The machine includes a conveyor operable to feed a bottom sheet of material along an axis from upstream the conveyor to downstream the conveyor. A cold press having a head is disposed above the sheet of material and operable to engage the sheet of material so as to urge the head into the sheet of material and form a detent operable to hold a sidewall of a fitment. A fitment dispensing device disposed downstream the cold press is operable to insert a fitment into the detent. A top film dispenser, disposed downstream the fitment dispensing device is operable to apply a top film of material onto the fitment so as to place the fitment between the top film of material and the bottom sheet of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
  • Patent number: 8440043
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, methods and apparatuses for severing elastic in an advancing elastic laminate. A continuous elastic laminate may be formed by bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. As discussed in more detail below, the continuous elastic laminate may advance through a cutting apparatus that intermittently deactivates or severs the elastic strands of the elastic laminate along the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Brian Quade, Jose Angel Mercado
  • Publication number: 20130105072
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a composite filler includes at least one die and a device for moving a stack of reinforced ply strips through the die. The die has peripheral die face adapted for forming the ply strip stack into a desired cross sectional shape. The cross section of the die face may vary around the periphery of the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Donald A. Anderson, Michael Robert Chapman, Robert A. Kisch, Kenneth Paul Zaballos
  • Patent number: 8403018
    Abstract: Equipment of manufacturing a wearing article includes a plurality of units movably arranged on a unit basis for transferring a half-completed product of the wearing article. The plurality of units is configured to perform the steps of shaping pulverized pulp into an absorbent body, sandwiching the absorbent body between first and second sheet members to obtain a continuous body of an absorbent main body, producing at least apart of a belt element, severing the continuous body to obtain the absorbent main body, affixing a pair of the belt elements to end sections of the absorbent main body, folding the absorbent main body in two, and superposing the belt elements on each other, joining the superposing belt elements at intervals at a to-be-joined portion to obtain the waist-belt section, and severing the continuous body corresponding to the to-be-joined portion for each waist-belt section to obtain the wearing article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Kenji Takeuchi, Fumihito Kawazu
  • Patent number: 8393375
    Abstract: A commercial tape applicator capable of folding at least one side edge of a tape as it is fed to the applicator to provide an easily a gripped edge on the tape after it has been applied to the case. The invention provides a folding station on a dancer platform mounted on a dancer arm that has a nip roll at its free end and the arm is biased so that the nip roll is in contact with the periphery of a tape roll forming the source of tape and is usable to align the tape path through the folding station with the tape leaving the tape roll and accommodate deformation of the roll. A latch and cooperating cog wheel may be used to control the off feeding of the tape for the supply roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8365793
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying carbon nanotube film is provided. The apparatus includes a supplier, a film application device, a cutter and at least one mechanical arm. The supplier is configured for locating a carbon nanotube array, which can supply a continuous carbon nanotube film to the film application device. The film application device includes a rotation axis and a rotator moving about the rotation axis. The rotator has a plurality of support surfaces opposite to the rotation axis. The plurality of support surfaces are used for applying at least one pre-laid supporter. The cutter is configured for cutting the carbon nanotube film. A method for applying carbon nanotube films using the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shou-Shan Fan, Liang Liu, Li Qian
  • 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: 8327902
    Abstract: An improved tape supply system particularly suited for use in a multifunction tape applicator for applying a front and/or back L-clips to a case wherein a dancer roll is operable to provide slack in the tape and a break is applied to facilitate cutting of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lamus Enterprises Inc
    Inventor: Joe Augustine S. T. Lam
  • Patent number: 8322394
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting and cutting tubular cores (1) for supporting rolls of wound material comprising a loading station (80), comprising a rolling cradle consisting of two parallel and horizontal rollers (10 and 11), a star-shaped driven supplier (4), having, for example, four continuous protrusions (2) that allow to load tubular cores of different lengths. The rollers (10 and 11) of the rolling cradle are arranged along a longitudinal direction (16). The apparatus comprises a pusher (5) that acts against a rear end of the core (1), once it has been loaded on the rolling cradle (10, 11), in order to bring a front end of a loaded core in a connecting station (60) where it is present the rear end of a core portion to connect, loaded previously. The pusher (5) comprises an approaching element (9) with vertical idle rollers (7 and 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ga. Vo. Meccanica S.N.C.
    Inventors: Antonio Tancredi, Stefano Benvenuti, Alessandro Niccolai
  • Patent number: 8291957
    Abstract: A transporter for dry film laminator includes a base, a film guider mounted in the base, and a film leveler mounted on the base. The base has a platform disposed thereon. The base has two film extending rollers respectively disposed on two ends thereof. The base has two guiding rails disposed on two sides thereof. The film leveler has two ends respectively mounted on the two guiding rails. The film guider is provided for transporting the dry film to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: C Sun Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Sen Lai, Wei-Hsien Li
  • Patent number: 8291955
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus of manufacturing a pipe-shaped insulator, wherein a thin fiberglass mat is coated, at a surface thereof, with a binder (adhesive) and is press-wound on a forming roller, so as to manufacture a pipe-shaped insulator having a predetermined thickness and a predetermined diameter. The apparatus includes a mat feeding roller, a plurality of fiberglass mat transportation rollers, a coating roller to coat a binder over a surface of the fiberglass mat, a forming roller on which the fiberglass mat, coated with the binder, is wound in plural times to form a pipe-shaped insulator, a squeeze roller disposed parallel to the forming roller, a pressure regulator to press the fiberglass mat, an encoder to measure a transported length of the fiberglass mat, a cutting unit to diagonally cut the fiberglass mat, a control system, a sensor, and a plurality of drive motors and power transmission members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sewoon T&S Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pil Se Lee
  • Patent number: 8276637
    Abstract: An end of a sheet drawn out form a feeder is clamped by a pair of upper and lower clamping devices of two or more pairs. The sheet is drawn out from the initial position to the end position in a spread state. While the spread sheet is being tentered on pin tenters, another pair of upper and lower clamping devices at the end position is separated from each other and moved along the respective rails into the initial position. The end of the sheet drawn out from the feeder is clamped from above and below at the initial position with the upper and lower clamping devices that has returned to the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Fukui Prefecture Government, Mitsuya Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kawabe, Kichiro Ishida
  • Publication number: 20120227898
    Abstract: A continuous decoration transferring and punching apparatus and process thereof which is capable to continuously form a plurality of decorated products is provided. The continuous decoration transferring and punching apparatus includes a first roll feeder for providing a substrate, a second roll feeder for providing a plurality of decoration films, a transferring unit for continuously transferring the decoration films to the substrate and a punching unit for continuously punching the substrate after the decoration films are transferred to the substrate for forming a plurality of decorated pieces. By using the roll feeders to synchronously and continuously transfer the decoration films to the substrate, a large amount of decoration transferred substrates can be obtained at the same time. Moreover, a plurality of decorated pieces can be accomplished through the utilizing of a following punching operation after the transferring process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: ETANSI INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Ma, Chih-Che Yeh
  • Patent number: 8201607
    Abstract: A sanitary absorptive article producing device and method, particularly suitable for producing interlabial pads, which are small-sized sanitary absorptive articles having a mini-sheet piece. The method comprises a main-section assembly step for disposing an absorptive body between a face-side sheet continuous-member and a back-side sheet continuous-member, joining the face-side sheet continuous-member to the back-side sheet continuous-member to form a main-section continuous-body having a portion continuous therewith which becomes the main section of the sanitary absorptive article, and a mini-sheet assembly step for joining the mini-sheet piece to the back-side sheet continuous-member of the main-section continuous-body to form a sanitary absorptive continuous-body. The sanitary absorptive article continuous-bodies have their unnecessary potions removed by a round-cutting step to become individual sanitary absorptive articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Mizutani, Masashi Hosokawa, Koichi Yamaki, Yuki Noda