Means Applying Fluid Adhesive To Work Edge Patents (Class 156/546)
  • Patent number: 8789571
    Abstract: An extremely practical prepreg manufacturing device whereby a fiber body can be easily impregnated with a high-viscosity, low-concentration thermosetting resin using existing hot-melt method equipment, without having to use a solvent. In a prepreg manufacturing device for manufacturing a prepreg (5) by laminating and heating a resin sheet (4) formed by laminating a resin (3) with a release film (2), a resin sheet feeding mechanism (6) for feeding the resin sheet (4) laminated with a conveyed fiber body (1) comprises a release film feeding part (7) for feeding the release film (2), and a resin application part (8) for applying the resin (3) on the release film (2), the resin (3) containing a solvent. The resin sheet feeding mechanism (6) is configured so that the fiber body (1) is laminated with the resin sheet (4) formed by laminating the resin (3) with the release film (2), without the resin sheet (4) being formed into a roll shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Arisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Machii, Kazunari Imai, Masaaki Hirai
  • Patent number: 8535461
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for installing types of broadcast fumigation film, such as LDPE, HDPE, TIF and VIF, over a field treated with a fumigant. An elongate first film strip is extended across the field, with simultaneous fumigant injection under the film and a melted hot glue adhesive is applied to the first strip along a trailing longitudinal edge thereof. An elongate second film strip is applied across the field and juxtaposed across the first film strip with a leading longitudinal edge of the second film strip overlapping the trailing longitudinal edge of the first strip. The leading longitudinal edge of the second strip is pressed against trailing longitudinal edge of the first strip to adhesively interengage the first and second strips along a seam that joins the strips together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: John Stephen Godbehere
  • Patent number: 7404711
    Abstract: Apparatus for extruding a profile on a glazing comprises drive means on which is mounted an extrusion head with an extrusion nozzle, and means for rotating the nozzle relative to the drive means. The apparatus may be used in a process which comprises extruding the profile through the nozzle while it is being moved by the drive means along a first edge of a glazing, around a corner of the glazing and along a second edge of the glazing, the nozzle being rotated relative to the drive means as it moves around the corner. The extruded profile comprises a first edge portion extending along a first edge of the glazing, a sharp corner portion extending around a sharp corner of the glazing and a second edge portion extending along a second edge region of the glazing, the portions of the profile being continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignees: Pilkington Italia S.p.A., NKE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ciro Paudice, Saverio Lomartire, Ginetto Biginato, Sergio Pulcini
  • Patent number: 7381289
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for seaming together abutting side-by-side layers of planar material with adhesive and a backing tape to form a finished seam extending along the line of abutment. The method consists of laying a backing tape underneath the line of abutment between adjacent layers of planar material, such as floor covering, followed by dispensing an adhesive through an applicator tip along the edges of the abutting layers while simultaneously centering the backing tape with the line of abutment with the applicator tip and dispensing adhesive though the applicator tip on top of the backing tape. The edges of the abutting layers are then pressed together and against the backing tape until the adhesive has at least partially set thereby forming a finished seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventors: Maurice Despins, David Despins
  • Patent number: 7341088
    Abstract: The invention concerns a mechanism for laminating profiles, such as plastic window profiles, for example, in which several profile sides, as of L-shaped or Z-shaped profiles, for example, can be laminated at the same time, by means of a single work pass, in that an adjustable slide, which establishes a glue-free zone between the laminating foils, is provided in the device for applying the bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Inootic/Deceuninck GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Schötz, Robert Hainz
  • Patent number: 7097732
    Abstract: This invention provides joining methods of single veneer piece and a joining apparatus, which can produce more efficient, and effective joining process than the conventional method and apparatus produce. In the process of carrying a single veneer piece (T) in the orthogonal direction against the joining edge (Te) on the conveyor, the joining edges of the preceding and succeeding single veneer pieces come close together, the adhesive material (Sd) is supplied to the clearance between the joining edges, and then the adhesion enhancing action is supplied to the said adhesive material (Sd) to join each single veneer piece (T) successively. The adhesion enhancing action can be applied within the adhesion enhancing section as indicated by lines (Z1) and (Z2), provided on the farther side from the edge approaching position (U) via an adhesion enhancing component (6) to move back and forth at any time while the single veneer piece (T) is being carried or such a motion is halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Tsutsui, Takayuki Yamauchi, Hideki Hasegawa, Sekiji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6997227
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a method and apparatus for seaming together abutting side-by-side layers of planar material with adhesive and a backing tape to form a finished seam extending along the line of abutment. The method consists of laying a backing tape underneath the line of abutment between adjacent layers of planar material, such as floorcovering, followed by dispensing an adhesive along the edges of the abutting layers while simultaneously centering the backing tape with the line of abutment and dispensing adhesive on top of the backing tape. The edges of the abutting layers are then pressed together and against the backing tape until the adhesive has at least partially set thereby forming a finished seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Inventors: Maurice Despins, David Despins
  • Patent number: 6960276
    Abstract: A frangible fiberglass insulation batt includes a pair of fiberglass strips arranged to lie in side-by-side relation to one another and a frangible adhesive bridge spanning a gap between the fiberglass strips and retaining the fiberglass strips in side-by-side relation. To produce such a batt, a fiberglass insulation blanket is cut along its length to form two side-by-side fiberglass strips and then an adhesive material is applied to form a frangible adhesive bridge between the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH
    Inventors: Ronald A. Houpt, Carl J. Kissell, Cameron J. Wright, Jon W. Pereira
  • Patent number: 6923883
    Abstract: A frangible fiberglass insulation batt includes a pair of fiberglass strips arranged to lie in side-by-side relation to one another and a frangible polymerized binder bridge spanning a gap between the fiberglass strips and retaining the fiberglass strips in side-by-side relation. To produce such a batt, a stream of uncured fiberglass insulation is cut along its length to form two side-by-side fiberglass strips and then passed through a curing oven to cause heat generated in the oven to polymerize (cure) binder associated with the strips in the gap to form the frangible polymerized binder bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Knauf Fiber Glass GmbH
    Inventors: Carl J. Kissell, Cameron J. Wright, Ronald A. Houpt, Jon W. Pereira
  • Publication number: 20040194894
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing apparatus and image forming apparatus include a support device for supporting a sheet bundle, a dispensing device for dispensing an adhesive to an edge of the sheet bundle supported by the support device, and a transport device for transporting the sheet bundle with the edge having the adhesive dispensed by the dispensing device as a leading edge. A cover can be securely attached to the sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Katsumasa Takagi, Masaya Takahashi, Shuji Ishimaru, Yoshinobu Kono, Misao Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20040112285
    Abstract: A nozzle device (2) is disclosed for spraying a fluid material, such as a hotmelt adhesive and particularly in the form of a kind of glue with a bonding time of fractions of a second, and which is suited for application on a narrow side edge (8) of an item (10), such as application upon a narrow side of a veneer sheet, more specifically on the narrow side edge (8), by edge-to-edge bonding of thin veneer sheets of mainly, though not quite, uniform thickness, as the veneer sheets in the form of lengths for mutual bonding are passed close by such nozzle device, where above and below the nozzle opening (4) there are provided guide members (12, 14), which are capable of supporting the lateral rims of the item (10) moved past the nozzle opening (4) and to be applied the sprayed material. Furthermore, there are described different embodiments and devices for these elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Hardy Vesterby Hansen, Per Vesterby Hansen
  • Patent number: 6615892
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously seaming cured EPDM membrane to form a composite sheet of predetermined width and indefinite length. The method includes the steps of providing at least two rolls of cured EPDM membrane having longitudinal marginal edges and feeding the cured EPDM membrane from the at least two rolls in a first direction. The longitudinal marginal edges of the cured EPDM membranes are positioned in an overlapping relationship as the cured EPDM membranes are fed in the first direction and then the overlapping longitudinal marginal edges are continuously seamed to form a composite sheet of indefinite length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Omnova Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hubbard, Walter J. Kelly, Anthony Verrocchi, Raymond J. Weinert
  • Patent number: 6453967
    Abstract: A device and method of use for applying twist-ties onto flexible packages on an assembly line. Each package has a front panel including an exterior surface. Each twist-tie is a strip of material having a first face. The apparatus comprises a glue applicator (e.g., a spray head), a supply (e.g., reel) of twist-tie material, a carrier (e.g., channel shaped head including magnets), and a package support (e.g., conveyor). The package support holds each package at a first station in an orientation whereupon the exterior surface of the front panel is oriented vertically. The carrier is arranged to be oriented in a first horizontal position for receipt of a respective twist-tie thereon so that the first face of the twist-tie is facing upward. The glue applicator applies glue (e.g., sprays hot glue) downward onto the first face of the twist-tie as it is advanced onto the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas DiFabio, John Hall
  • Publication number: 20020003027
    Abstract: A fabric for use in an architectural covering device includes a plurality of elongated vanes preferably of tubular configuration having a pair of flaps extending longitudinally along the entire length of the vane. A continuous face sheet material has elongated folds at spaced intervals that are secured along the flaps of the vanes so as to pivotally connect the vanes to the face sheet material at predetermined spaced intervals. The fabric is adapted to be supported with an operational system in an architectural opening so that if the vanes are suspended vertically they are slidably movable laterally of the window opening and pivotally movable about vertical longitudinal axes to extend and retract as well as open and close the covering. An apparatus and method for forming the fabric is also disclosed as well as systems for finishing the endmost vanes in the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Paul G. Swiszcz, Wendell B. Colson
  • Patent number: 6170548
    Abstract: A fabric for use in an architectural covering device includes a plurality of elongated vanes preferably of tubular configuration having a pair of flaps extending longitudinally along the entire length of the vane. A continuous face sheet material has elongated folds at spaced intervals that are secured along the flaps of the vanes so as to pivotally connect the vanes to the face sheet material at predetermined spaced intervals. The fabric is adapted to be supported with an operational system in an architectural opening so that if the vanes are suspended vertically they are slidably movable laterally of the window opening and pivotally movable about vertical longitudinal axes to extend and retract as well as open and close the covering. An apparatus and method for forming the fabric is also disclosed as well as systems for finishing the endmost vanes in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Swiszcz, Wendell B. Colson
  • Patent number: 6089297
    Abstract: An apparatus for and a method of bonding veneers without problems in manufacturing process even if logs, which causes disorder of veneers after dried are used. The veneer bonding apparatus for bonding veneers to each other comprises: a bonding face machining device for machining both end portions of a veneer to be bonded to bonding faces; a bonding agent applying device for applying bonding agent to at least one bonding face of the machined bonding faces; an adjusting device for adjusting a front end bonding face of a succeeding veneer to a rear end bonding face of a preceding veneer such that a face side of the preceding veneer with the applied bonding agent and a backside of the succeeding veneer with the applied bonding agent are flush with each other; and a pressurizing device for pressurizing the adjusted bonding faces to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Norio Shibagaki, Teruo Fujie, Kenichi Hiraiwa, Masanori Nagai, Kiichi Yamamoto, Matsunaga Tsuruta, Mikio Tsutsui, Katsuhito Okada, Takayuki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 5941861
    Abstract: A disposable panty shield comprising a thin, highly absorbent pad having a body-contacting surface, an absorbent layer, a liquid barrier, an adhesive layer, and a release layer to protect a positioning adhesive prior to use wherein the panty shield has been densified by fusing all pad layers together in a manner such that the interstitial space between the individual fibers in the densified areas is not sufficient to readily allow fluid to flow through, and the liquid barrier has a contoured surface. The adhesive layer is attached to the liquid barrier such that the adhesive follows the contour of the liquid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony C. Ng
  • Patent number: 5660675
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus implements a method of joining two sheets of heat transfer paper into a single sheet almost twice as wide for use in heat transfer printing of extra wide cloth. The paper is withdrawn from source rolls and passed along first and second respective web paths with a very slight overlap between the papers. A glue station applies a speed controlled amount of glue to the overlap region of one paper and the edges of the paper are brought together in the desired overlapping relationship. The thus joined paper is passed through compression rollers and wound onto a resilient rewind roll. Edge sensors in each of the web paths maintain the overlap alignment of the paper paths and tension sensors in each of the paths maintain a desired level of tension. A video camera imaging system provides the operator with periodic video images of a magnified region of the overlap so that proper registration between the patterns on the respective papers can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Transprint USA
    Inventors: William Boyd, Malcolm E. Clare, George Stafford, Tom Garth, Clement Ramdin
  • Patent number: 5624522
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying granules to a coated asphalt sheet to form at high production speeds with shingles a variegated pattern having uniform pattern edges. Granules of a first color are applied to spaced first areas on a continuously moving tacky asphaltic strip, such as a hot asphalt coated organic or glass fiber mat. Hot asphalt or another adhesive is applied to at least a portion of one or both of the leading and trailing edges of the first areas to provide predetermined uniform edges to tacky second areas between the spaced first areas. Granules of a second color are then deposited on the second areas. The granule coated strip is then cut into shingles. The method may be used to create multiple pattern areas with two or more different colored granules or granule blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Technology Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Roger W. Smith
  • Patent number: 5352322
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive applicator apparatus having an adhesive applicator roller (16) rotatable in an adhesive tank (12) and a doctor blade assembly (18) associated with the applicator roller.So that the adhesive in the tank does not become aerated, the applicator roller (16) is located wholly above the level of adhesive in the tank (12), and a rotatable pick-up disc (20) is provided to feed adhesive to a receiving reservoir (24) formed in the doctor blade assembly (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Assignee: C. B. Kaymich & Company Limited
    Inventor: Paul D. Leverick
  • Patent number: 5336349
    Abstract: The method of and apparatus for equipping a surface of an article with a profiled gasket, bead or a profiled frame, after appropriate pretreatment of the surface. A thermoplastic elastomer is supplied via an extruder and a heated pressure hose to a heated extrusion nozzle. The nozzle is guided by a robot, and the elastomer is extruded and laid by means of the extrusion nozzle onto the surface. The gasket is applied, for example, to an automobile glazing as a profiled frame along its border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Saint Gobain Vitrage International
    Inventors: Gerd Cornils, Heinz Kunert
  • Patent number: 5330604
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for manufacturing papermakers or like fabrics wherein preformed apertured fabric bands are joined together in spaced edge-to-edge disposition in a manner to provide substantial uniformity of construction throughout the fabric width. The invention proposed supporting the bands (11, 12) in spaced parallel disposition on a pinned roller (26) wherein the distribution and configuration of the pins (34) matches the apertures in the bands and creating an infill band in the region between adjacent preformed bands (11, 12) by feeding thermoplastic matrix material to the surface of the pinned roller in said region, causing said matrix material to flow into interstices between the pins and to bond with the material of the preformed bands. Reinforcing yarns (13) will be provided in the region between adjacent preformed bands and extending in a direction parallel to the bands and will be embodied within the matrix material of the joined structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Scapa Group PLC
    Inventors: Andrew Allum, John Jeffery, Ian C. Sayers, Michael D. Spence
  • Patent number: 5250145
    Abstract: The applicator tip is used by inserting it between the side edges of the adjacent layers of floorcovering sheeting which are to be seamed. The tip is pulled along the line of abutment and wets the side edges with liquid adhesive. The tip comprises an upright body having a bottom foot portion having wedges for upraising and tilting marginal portions of the floorcovering as they pass therebeneath, an intermediate ankle portion that is relatively narrow, and an upper leg portion adapted to connect with a squeeze bottle containing the adhesive. A flow passageway extends through the leg portion and into the ankle portion and has side-opening outlets in the side surfaces of the ankle portion. Thus the adhesive is discharged laterally relative to the seam. Means are provided to press against the top surface of the upraised marginal portions to guide the side edges into close engagement with the outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventors: Maurice L. Despins, William H. Carveth
  • Patent number: 5250143
    Abstract: A heatable shoe for a joint welding apparatus for overlapping joint welding of asphalt roofing is designed in such a way that it will be able to produce a wave of liquid asphalt in an opening or slit between a front and a rear part of the shoe, thereby producing a maximum quantity of liquid asphalt inwards to a line approximately in the center of the overlapping portions between the roofing webs. This is where the mechanical fasteners are located, which are thus baked or embedded in and sealed by in liquid asphalt in a favorable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: A/S Fjeldhammer Brug
    Inventor: Tore Johansen
  • Patent number: 5059276
    Abstract: Bundles of presized wood veneer strips are prepared for longitudinal edge adhesive by vertical alignment of the veneer strip face planes on a horizontal machine bed surface between open clamp jaws. Upon satisfactory alignment of the strip edges on the bed surface, the clamp jaws are closed on the bundle and translated from the bed surface to an adhesive transfer roll transverse plane. As the roll traverses the bundle length, adhesive is coated upon the veneer strip bottom edges. After completing the adhesive application pass, the clamp jaws are opened on manual command to release the veneer strip bundle for manual inversion. While the clamp jaws are open, the adhesive transfer roll is returned to the starting position. The clamp jaws are manually returned to the bed surface position and the opposite edge set of the inverted bundle is aligned against the bed surface and the process is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John DeLigt, Lee E. Veneziale
  • Patent number: 5039375
    Abstract: Bundles of presized wood veneer strips are prepared for longitudinal edge adhesive by vertical alignment of the veneer strip face planes on a horizontal machine bed surface between open clamp jaws. Upon satisfactory alignment of the strip edges on the bed surface, the clamp jaws are closed on the bundle and translated from the bed surface to a horizontal adhesive transfer plane. An adhesive transfer carriage traverses the bundle length to coat the veneer strip bottom edges by a rotatively driven wheel having a lower chordal segment immersed within an adhesive reservoir. After completing the adhesive application pass, the clamp jaws are opened on manual command to release the veneer strip bundle to manual inversion. While the clamp jaws are open, the adhesive transfer carriage is returned to the starting position with a non-rotating adhesive application wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Westvaco Corporation
    Inventors: John DeLigt, Lee E. Veneziale
  • Patent number: 5003918
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing atherectomy torque tubes includes a mechanism for rotating a tube liner about its longitudinal axis at a rotational velocity. A carriage is translatably positioned along the longitudinal axis. A mechanism for winding a wire about the tube liner is mounted on the carriage. A mechanism for coating the tube liner with an epoxy material is also mounted on the carriage. In a preferred embodiment, wire is wound onto the tube liner inside a reservoir of urethane epoxy bath which is moved along the tube liner. A laser sensor measures the coated tube to provide a signal representative of the final outside diameter of the tube and a computer uses this signal to control the angular velocity of the rotating tube liner and the linear velocity of the carriage which moves the wire winding and coating mechanism along the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: InterVentional Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Olson, Dennis M. Vigil
  • Patent number: 4804435
    Abstract: Apparatus and a process for bonding a core member to a housing member, particularly, in instances in which the members do not mate in a contiguous fashion. The invention includes some manual and some semi-automatic functions, but is largely automated and computer controlled. A conveyor carries an assembly of an initially joined but unbonded core member and housing member along a series of discrete stations. After some preparatory steps in the process, an initial continuous bead of sealant is first applied on one side of the assembly to close off the space between the members and thereby form a cavity between them. The bead is cured, then the assembly is inverted and the cavity is filled with an anaerobic bonding material. A second continuous bead of sealant is then applied on the other side of the assembly to close off the remaining space between the members as well as to isolate the bonding material within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: Loctite Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Gelinas, Edwin R. Holtz, Dennis J. Argazzi, Robert L. Smigel, Dan W. Wiley
  • Patent number: 4731150
    Abstract: An apparatus for glueing together two different material layers, of which one is intended to form a first cover in a folder, file or the like and the other a second cover and/or a spine in the folder, file or the like, the glueing being carried out in an area where the layers overlap each other, by a glueing device included in the apparatus, said device coating one side of one layer with a glue strip along or close to one edge thereof. The apparatus also includes an aligning means (23, 25), which aligns both layers relative each other so that they overlap each other in an area which is at least as wide as the width of the glue strip, a pressing means (26, 28) pressing both layers towards each other in the area for the glue strip therebetween, and a feed means (6-10, 15-18, 29-32) for feeding the layers through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Bind-O-Matic AB
    Inventor: Sture Wiholm
  • Patent number: 4715925
    Abstract: Apparatus for stacking of corrugated cardboard sheets on at least two stacks disposed adjacent each other in a stacker included in a corrugator, wherein a slitter scorer, first conveying means, cut-off means, second conveying means and a stacker are located each behind the other in conveying direction, characterized in that at least one applying means is located above the first conveying means, said applying means being supported for movement transverse to the conveying direction and said applying means being adapted to apply adhesive strips, self-adhering paper strips or the like to adjacent webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1987
    Assignee: Peters Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Hofmeister, Gunter Demmin
  • Patent number: 4551124
    Abstract: The application discloses a gluing apparatus for an adjustable machine for manufacturing corrugated boxes of a plurality of sizes. The apparatus includes an automatic glue dispensing head for applying glue to a corrugated box blank. The dispensing head is operatively connected to a mechanism for indexing the dispensing head towards and away from a centerline of the box manufacturing machine. The indexing mechanism is driven by a means operatively connected to an adjustable assembly station on the box manufacturing machine. Adjustment of the assembly station to produce a preselected size box correspondingly indexes the glue head towards or away from the centerline to a predetermined direction and distance from the centerline of the machine to apply glue to the box blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Don Mowry Flexo Parts, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Mowry
  • Patent number: 4545845
    Abstract: In a machine for assembling veneer strips in transit on a machine table, said machine comprising conveying means, preferably driven conveyor discs, which are mounted in the machine frame and gather together the veneer strips by their butt edges, and said machine also comprising a feed device for supplying adhesive filament, such feed device applying an adhesive filament to the upper surface of the two veneer strips in an undulatory or zigzag manner over the butt edge region, the improvement comprising a spreading device, which coats the lateral longitudinal edges (butt edges) of the veneer strips with glue, disposed on the machine frame in front of the filament feed device when viewed in the conveying direction of the veneer strips, and at least one hot air nozzle disposed behind said spreading device in front of the filament feed device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Inventors: Heinz Biewald, Theo Gronebaum, Hans-Heinrich Kuper
  • Patent number: 4512840
    Abstract: A machine for assembling wood flooring intermittently advances rows of wood fillets lengthwise along side-by-side paths. Glue is applied to opposed longitudinal sides of the fillets in adjacent rows, and a strip of compressible material is inserted between the glue-bearing fillet surfaces. The rows converge and the fillets are pressed together to join the fillets and the cushion material. The pressing preferably occurs at a station where glue is simultaneously applied to other rows of fillets. Each glue applicator has an outwardly-directed face for applying glue to the fillets as they slide by the face, and the face is apertured with a recess which contains glue supplied from a pressured source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Inventor: Vincent J. Marino
  • Patent number: 4484976
    Abstract: Applicator tools for joining seams in floor and wall coverings are provided. The seams created by the tools disclosed are stronger, of better appearance, and provide a longer seam life. The applicator tools disclosed include means to engage a container of sealant, the tool having a foot at one end, with a leg portion above the foot of the relatively narrow cross-section, whereby the foot may be passed under the edges of the materials being joined. A conduit communicates with the sealant container, and with openings in or near the foot, to ensure effective sealant application to the materials being joined, both under the edges of the material, and on the edges of the material itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Omniart Distributions Inc.
    Inventor: Maurice Despins
  • Patent number: 4445955
    Abstract: Thermoplastic materials are welded by preheating by conduction and probably damaging the adjacent areas of the surfaces to above the melting point of the thermoplastic material using a suitable heated contact member; depositing a continuous layer of molten thermoplastic material over the adjacent preheated areas of the two surfaces; and allowing the deposited material and the material of the surfaces to solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Gundle Holdings (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Friedrich Struve
  • Patent number: 4427487
    Abstract: An automatic continuous gluing machine for the application of the glue onto he border of a panel being coated is described. The machine eliminates the necessity of pregluing the coating strips because it provides for the application of glue both on the panel and onto the strip, while the panel advances along the plane of operation. The machine is provided with lamps and a jet of hot air to heat the panel and the strip respectively, and pressure rollers to hold the panel and strip adhering to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Assignee: Off. Mecc. F. lli Manea di Bortolino e Giuseppe Manea & C. s.n.c.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Manea
  • Patent number: 4396454
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an insulation blanket adapted for use in the accelerated curing of prestressed concrete is disclosed. Sets of feed rollers are positioned in equal numbers on opposite sides of a take-up drum. The feed rollers of each set carry a vinyl material forming an outer layer of said blanket. Each roller of said set is offet relative to the adjacent rollers so that the ends thereof overlap with respect to the adjacent rollers. An insulation feed roller feeds a heavy insulation medium layer onto the take-up drum. Equal numbers of sets of said feed rollers apply said vinyl outer layer to opposite sides of said medium layer. Adhesive is applied to each feed roller as the vinyl outer layer leaves said feed roller, providing means for joining the vinyl materials together and to the medium layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Inventors: Lyle E. Brys, Myron L. Jones
  • Patent number: 4377429
    Abstract: Welding surfaces of thermoplastics material together by depositing a continuous layer of molten thermoplastic welding material over adjacent areas of the surfaces to be joined, the deposition of at least part of the molten welding material being effected with a smearing action in which the material is subjected to shear forces acting across the surfaces, and allowing the deposited material to solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1983
    Assignee: Gundle Holdings (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Friedrich Struve
  • Patent number: 4314871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of and apparatus for laminating timber to form beams for use in structural and other uses. The beam is formed from timber strips forced through a set of pressure means comprising preferably pressure rollers in a side by side relationship with bonding medium applied to the vertical sides of the strips. These sides preferably have interengaging castellations formed thereon for improved connection between the strips. The strips are formed from timber lengths which are connected together preferably by finger jointing. The bonding medium is applied to the side faces of the timber lengths and to the ends at the same time. A braking system ensures that the ends of timber lengths are spaced well apart to enable adequate bonding medium to be applied to the timber length ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Harry Weinstock
    Inventors: Harry Weinstock, Harry L. Bregman
  • Patent number: 4242161
    Abstract: A method and a machine for producing a latticework structure composed of cells of essentially parallelepipedon shape from e.g. paper coated on one side with synthetic resin. The web is formed over a mandrel into a sleeve of square cross-sectional shape while being successively advanced, and the sleeve is cut into bits which are flattened and by a step-by-step feeding mechanism positioned adjacent one another with one bit overlapping the following one over halfway in the transverse direction. The bits are bonded together while so positioned whereby flat elements are formed. These flat elements are stacked on top of one another by a mechanism ensuring that the elements are displaced by one cell width in their longitudinal direction and the stack of elements is then cut into pieces having the desired height of the cells. When extended, these pieces form the desired cellular latticework structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Assignee: Munksjo Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Bengt H. Hulten, Hans T. Skarfelt, Uno L. Gjertz
  • Patent number: 4238273
    Abstract: A machine for making hanging file folders, each of which folders comprises a folded paperboard blank and a pair of support rods fastened to the upper edges of the folded blanks and includes a rod applicator mechanism comprising a conveyor for moving an unfolded flat blank having glue patterns thereon along a path; a mechanism for momentarily interrupting or stopping movement of the blank along the path; a pair of rod-dispensing magazines adjacent the path; and rod transfer mechanisms for transferring rods from the magazines and applying them to the glue patterns while the blank is stopped, whereafter blank movement resumes. The conveyor includes a pair of separable rollers between which the blank passes and by which it is advanced when the rollers are closed. The mechanism for momentarily interrupting movement of the blank effects momentary separation of the rollers and includes a stop member temporarily movable into the path of movement of the blank to arrest its progress after the rollers separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Condes Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Memmel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4069087
    Abstract: The apparatus for welding articles of thermoplasts using additional welding material is provided with a special melting device for the welding material. The melting device comprises a guide channel for the supply and preheating of the welding material, which channel merges into a melting channel of diminishing cross section closed at one end. The melting channel is provided with lateral bores which discharge into a melting chamber of low height in communication with a collecting zone for the plasticized welding material, which collecting zone is connected with the outlet opening of the welding shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Luke, Willy Muth, Wolfgang Riederer, Gunter Wenzel
  • Patent number: 3962025
    Abstract: A device capable of being removably mounted on a corrugator to glue overlapping marginal edge portions of first and second liners together to obtain a liner of greater width and of commercial value when the first and second liners are so narrow in width that in the past they would have been discarded as scrap. The bonded first and second liners may be used subsequently on the corrugator to form corrugated board that is of substantially the same strength and durability as though the bonded first and second liners were a single sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Inventor: Donald E. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 3938467
    Abstract: System and application head for depositing adhesives on surfaces to be bonded. The system includes a supply of adhesive and a pump for urging the adhesive through an outlet line leading from the adhesive supply. A regulator is situated in the adhesive outlet line to provide a substantially constant pressure in the adhesive flow to the downstream system components. An adhesive valve controls delivery of the adhesive to the application head. Means are provided for sensing when the surface to be bonded is in position adjacent to the application head to actuate a timer for controlling the valve whereby adhesive flows to the head for a predetermined period of time. Reverse pressure is then imposed to withdraw adhesive from the application head. The adhesive is deposited on the surface to be bonded during the time when the application head and the surface to be bonded are in cooperation. The head includes internal passages for directing adhesive therethrough to be applied to the surfaces to be bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1976
    Inventor: Richard D. Radowicz
  • Patent number: RE32103
    Abstract: Welding surfaces of thermoplastics material together by depositing a continuous layer of molten thermoplastic welding material over adjacent areas of the surfaces to be joined, the deposition of at least part of the molten welding material being effected with a smearing action in which the material is subjected to shear forces acting across the surfaces, and allowing the deposited material to solidify.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Gundle Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Friedrich Struve
  • Patent number: RE41347
    Abstract: This invention provides joining methods of single veneer piece and a joining apparatus, which can produce more efficient, and effective joining process than the conventional method and apparatus produce. In the process of carrying a single veneer piece (T) in the orthogonal direction against the joining edge (Te) on the conveyor, the joining edges of the preceding and succeeding single veneer pieces come close together, the adhesive material (Sd) is supplied to the clearance between the joining edges, and then the adhesion enhancing action is supplied to the said adhesive material (Sd) to join each single veneer piece (T) successively. The adhesion enhancing action can be applied within the adhesion enhancing section as indicated by lines (Z1) and (Z2), provided on the farther side from the edge approaching position (U) via an adhesion enhancing component (6) to move back and forth at any time while the single veneer piece (T) is being carried or such a motion is halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mikio Tsutsui, Takayuki Yamauchi, Hideki Hasegawa, Sekiji Takahashi