Discontinuous, Spaced Area, And/or Patterned Pressing Patents (Class 156/553)
  • Patent number: 10493741
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite sheet comprising an aerogel sheet, which comprises: a step (S10) of preparing a fiber sheet (10); a step (S20) of laminating the aerogel sheet (30) on each of both surfaces of the fiber sheet (10); and a step (S30) of applying heat and a pressure to the aerogel sheet (30) and the fiber sheet (10), which are laminated, to bond the sheets to each other and to manufacture the composite sheet (40) in which the aerogel sheet (30), the fiber sheet (10), the aerogel sheet (30) are laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ye Hon Kim, Je Kyun Lee, Kyoung Shil Oh
  • Patent number: 10232966
    Abstract: A packaging machine forms, fills and seals a mixing pouch that includes a first compartment containing a liquid ingredient and a second compartment containing a light powdered ingredient with a breakable seal, preferably formed by an adhesive heat seal, between the two compartments to separate the two ingredients. The machine creates a breakable seal that can be ruptured to form a common interior cavity and allow the mixing of the two ingredients to create a mixed product. One end of the mixing pouch can be formed with a dispenser through which the mixed product is discharged for use. The mixing pouch is a flexible plastic member formed from two opposing plastic sheets, sealed through heat dies and supplied with powdered and liquid components before being completed. The operation of the machine is automated and powered through pneumatic cylinders. Alternatively, the compartments could be filled with different liquid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Jaouen
  • Patent number: 9731484
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for making thin plastic films having two or more layers, which are subdivided and separated in the form of tubular bags for portioned reception of different products, wherein the plastic films are provided with welding seams running substantially transversely to the longitudinal direction with predetermined spacing between one another to form bag-like containers, and the containers are separated from one another by a cutting or separating process, the method being characterized by the steps: a) welding the films with predetermined spacing by means of an ultrasound welding process, maintaining a defined, film-dependent distance between a processing tool and a counter tool while welding; and b) separating the tubular bags welded in this way by means of a mechanical cutting process, with or without reduced ultrasound excitation at the point of the respective weld seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PANTEC AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Rohrer, Carsten Lautz, Hans Peter
  • Patent number: 9601840
    Abstract: The terminal connection strip includes: a carrier formed in a strip shape; and a plurality of terminal fitting which project from at least one edge side of the carrier in a width direction. The terminal fitting includes a crimping section which connects by crimping at least a conductor tip of an insulated wire provided with the conductor tip where a conductor is covered with an insulating cover and the conductor is exposed by peeling off the insulating cover on a distal end side of the insulated wire to the terminal fitting. The crimping section is formed into a hollow shape which allows the insertion of at least the conductor tip from a proximal end side of the crimping section and allows the crimping section to surround the conductor tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Tonoike, Yukihiro Kawamura, Saburo Yagi, Satoshi Takamura, Takeshi Hyotani, Koichi Kitagawa, Eiji Aramaki
  • Patent number: 9095324
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for packaging a medical device includes a package assembly that defines a multi-chambered interior. The interior chambers include a primary and a secondary chamber. A partition, which has a gas permeable vent, separates the primary chamber from the secondary chamber. The package is constructed from a variety of materials that provide the interior with a long term, low humidity, sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Peck, Ben Prusi, Diona Sommario, Kim Robertson, Samir Shrestha, Tom Arthur, Tony Suardini
  • Patent number: 8999095
    Abstract: Apparatus for bonding at least two plies of fibrous web, includes: a first roller having an outer periphery, a plurality of embossing protuberances being provided on the outer periphery, such first roller being an embossing roller; and a second roller having an outer periphery and being elastic at least in a radial direction and together with the first roller forming a nip through which the at least two plies are be fed, such second roller being a counter roller or a marrying roller, wherein at least a part of the outer periphery of at least one of the first and the second roller is irregularly rough so that the at least two plies are bonded at discrete locations corresponding to at least some of the embossing protuberances. A multi-ply product including the bonded plies and a corresponding method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Prodcuts GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Harald Harlacher, Joachim Leonhardt, Thomas Heilemann
  • Patent number: 8925607
    Abstract: An anvil has a temperature adjustment mechanism including a heater. The anvil has a heat transmitter transmitting heat generated by the temperature adjustment mechanism. The anvil has a temperature sensor detecting a temperature of an anvil attachment portion in which the anvil of rotating drum installed. The ultrasonic joining apparatus includes a controller configured to control a temperature to which the rotating drum should be heated by the temperature adjustment mechanism. The controller controls a heat generation amount of the temperature adjustment mechanism on the basis of a detection result by the temperature sensor. The temperature adjustment mechanism and the heat transmitter are installed in each of the multiple anvils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8915283
    Abstract: The embossing unit includes in combination: a first support for a first embossing roller and a second support for a first pressure roller, cooperating with the first embossing roller. The second support presents two seats to receive and support the first pressure roller in two different positions with respect to this support. The embossing unit also includes a third support for a second embossing roller. The third support can take at least two different operating positions. A fourth support is provided to support a second pressure roller suitable to cooperate with the second embossing roller and suitable to take at least an operating position and an idle position. Finally, there is provided a fifth support with a double seat to receive and support in two different positions alternatively a marrying roll or the second pressure roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Mauro Ricci, Alessandro Muchetti
  • Publication number: 20140234586
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a heat retaining multi-ply textile includes an adhesive tank; a lower drive roll partially submerged in the tank; an upper drive roll including spaced, longitudinal projections wherein the projections contact the lower drive roll to bring the adhesive onto the projections; two opposite driven rolls; a first supply spool for moving a continuous upper textile sheet wherein the continuous upper textile sheet moves to have its underside contacted the longitudinal projections when passing the upper drive roll before moves to a joining line of the driven rolls; a second supply spool for moving a continuous lower textile sheet to the joining line of the driven rolls wherein the continuous lower and upper textile sheets are pressed toward each other to form compartments; and an oven for heating in order to produce the production. Down migration can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: CHIEN HUA CHEN, YU LIANG GU, CHAO KUEI LEE, JAI CHENG LIU, JUN DAI, BEN CHENG LU, WEI WEI WANG
  • Patent number: 8776855
    Abstract: A device for processing flat objects (40) delivered successively in a delivery direction, in particular print shop products, and/to a continuously advanced material web (42). The device, which is to be used particularly for welding a material web, includes at least one rigid body (90) that can be pivoted about an axis of rotation (D) and at least one tool (10) having a processing-effective zone (12), the tool being attached to the body (90) and movable along an orbit (U) by rotating the body (90). The tool is attached to the body (90) pivotally or rotatably about a pivot axis (S). The pivot position of the tool can be adjusted as a function of the rotational position of the rigid body by means of a stationary control gate and a control element interacting with the control gate and connected to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventors: Roman Dax, Thomas Luginbuhl
  • Patent number: 8726960
    Abstract: A sealing machine with a transportation structure has: a seal unit including an upper transporting set, a lower transporting set, a heating set, and a driving motor. The upper transporting set has a first conveying member, the lower transporting set has a second conveying member driven. The upper transporting set has an upper roller, and the lower transporting set has a lower roller for matching with the upper roller. The heating set has two heating rails and at least one electric bar, and each heating rail horizontally extends at a convey stork of the first conveying member and the second conveying member. Between the two heating rails is defined a slot. An outlet end of the slot corresponds to a pressing surface of the upper roller and the lower roller, the each heating rail has a groove so as to receive the at least one electric bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mao-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 8651162
    Abstract: A tubular heating element which is resistant to damage caused by foreign material is disclosed. The tubular heating element is pivotably attached to the side sealing machine at its leading (upstream) edge. The trailing (downstream) edge of the tubular heating element is moved by means of a compressible force, such as an air cylinder. In this way, the air in the cylinder pushes the tubular heating element downward into the plane of the film. However, a foreign object located on the film can overcome the force of the air cylinder, thereby lifting the tubular heating element out of the path of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Shanklin Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Christman, Thomas Orsini, Todd Brown, Jeffrey Potts
  • Patent number: 8646506
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing bodily exudates absorbent structures has a rotating drum to convey a first continuous sheet, a feeding mechanism, a second conveying mechanism to convey a second continuous sheet and a sealing mechanism to join the first and second continuous sheets. The rotating drum is formed on its peripheral surface with depressions, leaving a non-depressed peripheral surface segment. Each of the depressions is formed in a central region with a central through-hole extending through each depression from an outer surface to an inner surface of the rotating drum. Within the rotating drum, a suction mechanism is installed to provide a suction effect directed from the outer surface toward the inner surface of the rotating drum so that the first continuous sheet is formed with a first concave region having been deformed along each depression and a second concave region having been deformed toward the central through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Ukegawa, Akihide Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 8641851
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a flexible display device by a roll-to-roll method, are discussed. According to an embodiment, the apparatus includes a substrate transferring part for transferring a lower substrate attached onto a carrier substrate; a substrate separating part for separating the carrier substrate from the lower substrate transferred by the substrate transferring part; an upper bonding part for bonding an upper substrate to an upper surface of the lower substrate from which the carrier substrate is separated; and a lower bonding part for bonding a rear substrate to a lower surface of the lower substrate from which the carrier substrate is separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: NamSeok Lee, SoonSung Yoo
  • Patent number: 8627869
    Abstract: Stoppers for preventing lifting of the worked sheet are comprised of two stoppers near the press and above the worked sheet at a predetermined space from the worked sheet, one of the stoppers arranged at an upstream side from the press and the other of the stoppers arranged at a downstream side from the press, whereby when the press seals the worked sheet and then moves upward, the preventive stoppers prevent the worked sheet from being lifted up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Matsumoto, Shigetomo Takahashi, Yuji Yamashita, Hiroaki Goto
  • Patent number: 8550138
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a disk-shaped filtering unit includes a conveying unit, a hot-pressing unit and a punching unit. The conveying unit conveys a laminate including a screen-related substrate sandwiched between two membrane-related substrates. The hot-pressing unit hot-presses and welds the laminate dot by dot to bond the substrates along a closed curve eventually, thus making a semi-product of the filtering unit out of a portion of the laminate within the closed curve. The punching unit punches the semi-product with an aperture, thus making a final product of the filtering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: New Century Membrane Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Kuo
  • Patent number: 8545664
    Abstract: A tape applying device for applying electrically conductive tape onto a board includes: a applying head for pressing the conductive tape; a tape holding unit including a reel section having a feed reel for feeding the conductive tape laminated with a separator and a wind-up reel to which the separator is to be wound up, and a tape guide section for guiding the conductive tape along with the separator to a position of pressing by the applying head; and a base section which has a tape guide driving unit for moving up and down the tape guide section, and to and from which the tape holding unit is fittable and removable. The tape guide section, while in a fitted state of being fitted to the base section, is separated from the reel section and moved up and down by driving force of the tape guide driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kozo Odawara
  • Patent number: 8491745
    Abstract: Thermoplastic laminates are fabricated in a continuous compression molding production line. A lay-up of laminate plies is placed in a recess on a carrying tool, and the tool is moved through successive forming operations on the line, including preforming and consolidation operations. The tool is separated from the fully formed part at the end of the line and may be reused. Use of the carrying tool reduces material scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall D. Wilkerson, James R. Fox, Alexander M. Rubin
  • Patent number: 8453697
    Abstract: There is provided a device for attaching a one-way type pouring nozzle, which includes a simple and small-size mechanism capable of efficiently fusion-joining the one-way type pouring nozzle to a film for package bag. In this device, a nozzle template film formed with a plurality of one-way type pouring nozzles templated by tear-inducing flaws is fed to a continuously running film for package bag to fusion-join a base portion of each of the one-way type pouring nozzles through its outer sealant layer to an inner sealant layer on one-sided portion of the film for package bag, while an unwanted portion of the nozzle template film is cut out and removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Yushin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 8449958
    Abstract: A label-wrapped foam cup combines a label in the shape of an annular section with a foam cup having a frusto-conical shape by wrapping the label around a foam cup and securing the label to the foam cup with a patterned adhesive. Text and graphics are printed on a front surface of the labels and a patterned adhesive is printed on a back surface of the labels. The patterned adhesive includes discontinuous deposits of adhesive that bond the label to the foam cup and form corresponding undulations in the front surface of the label. The adhesive pattern can be printed in registry with the text and graphics to provide enhanced visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Fulwiler
  • Patent number: 8389080
    Abstract: A label-wrapped foam cups combines a label in the shape of an annular section with a foam cup having a frusto-conical shape by wrapping the label around a foam cup and securing the label to the foam cup with a patterned adhesive. Text and graphics are printed on a front surface of the labels and a patterned adhesive is printed on a back surface of the labels. The patterned adhesive includes discontinuous deposits of adhesive that bond the label to the foam cup and form corresponding undulations in the front surface of the label. The adhesive pattern can be printed in registry with the text and graphics to provided enhanced visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Fulwiler
  • Patent number: 8312909
    Abstract: Device for treating paper webs or plies, comprising a couple of overlapped rolls (2,3) for compressing a paper web or ply passing between them. Each of said rolls (2,3) features a fixed central shaft (20,300) supported by a corresponding holder (10,83) at its ends, on which shaft a tubular jacket is fitted, with the interposition of low-friction connecting members (21,310) which are positioned on opposite sides with respect to the center line of the fixed central shaft axis, so that said tubular jacket, which is destined to come into contact with the paper webs or plies to be treated, is free to rotate about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Futura S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 8268106
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to a translucent and/or transparent polymer-based panel system that incorporates multi-colored insert layers that enable manipulation of color, transparency or light transmission of the finished panel system. Implementations of the present invention also relate to the construction of such panels to avoid the capture and retention of air within the panels through the use of textured surfaces at the lamination interfaces. In addition, implementations of the present invention provide a method of quantifying the optical response achieved in a given panel system and describes types of construction that enable the multiplicity of color and optic manipulation. Furthermore, implementations of the present invention provide methods for applying texture in an efficient, uniform manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 8227688
    Abstract: A solar cell device. The device has a first lead frame member including a first end and a second end and a second lead frame member coupled to the first lead frame member. In a specific embodiment, the second lead frame member includes a third end and a fourth end. The device also has a plurality of first bonding sites numbered from 1 through N between the first end and the second end of the first lead frame member, where N is an integer greater than 2. The device has a plurality of second bonding sites numbered from 1 through N between the third end and the fourth end, where N is an integer greater than 2. Depending upon the specific embodiment, the device has a plurality of photovoltaic regions numbered from 1 through N respectively bonded onto the plurality of first bonding sites numbered from 1 through N and second bonding sites numbered from 1 through N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Solaria Corporation
    Inventor: Alelie Funcell
  • Patent number: 8157942
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to a translucent and/or transparent polymer-based panel system that incorporates multi-colored insert layers that enable manipulation of color, transparency or light transmission of the finished panel system. Implementations of the present invention also relate to the construction of such panels to avoid the capture and retention of air within the panels through the use of textured surfaces at the lamination interfaces. In addition, implementations of the present invention provide a method of quantifying the optical response achieved in a given panel system and describes types of construction that enable the multiplicity of color and optic manipulation. Furthermore, implementations of the present invention provide methods for applying texture in an efficient, uniform manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: John E. C. Willham
  • Patent number: 8038922
    Abstract: In the method for the authentication of identification features that are embossed on a packaging foil together with satin-finishing and the embossing of logos, a number of identification features is embossed on-line as a pattern and read by a suitable apparatus and evaluated by means of an image evaluation method. The embossing device (1) suitable therefor includes at least two embossing rollers (2, 3, 15), a reading unit, and an evaluating unit, one of the embossing rollers (2) being driven by the motor drive mechanism (5) and having individual teeth (8) of which a number of teeth for embossing identification features have a different shape, height, or surface structure while the remaining teeth serve for satin-finishing, and one of the mating rollers (3) being provided with circumferential rings (10). Such a method and such a device allow a relatively simpler embossing device with relatively lower requirements with regard to the embossing quality than in methods of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 7971619
    Abstract: A cylinder for stamping planar substrates, such as sheets of paper comprises at least a pit with clamping means for holding a stamping medium on said cylinder, said medium comprising at least a row of stamps distributed along the medium. The medium is formed by a stamping plate or by stamping strips and said cylinder further comprises at least a supporting piece forming a bridge over said pit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygi
  • Patent number: 7958924
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for producing a weld seam on a foil bag with an ultrasonic hammer and an anvil, preferably with a weld side directed towards the ultrasonic hammer, the weld side having a long projection, so that the foil material of the foil bag can be clamped between the projection and the ultrasonic hammer. Preferably, the projection has at least one depression running parallel to the projection. The invention furthermore relates to an apparatus for producing weld seams on foil bags, wherein more than one of the above apparatuses are arranged next to one another and can be activated synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: INDAG Gesellschaft für Industrisbedarf mbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Wild, Eberhard Kraft
  • Patent number: 7935210
    Abstract: A waterless-toilet liner has a seat panel adapted to lie atop a waterless-toilet seat and formed with a central hole of a size and shape generally corresponding to a size and shape of the hole of the seat, and a bag having an upper rim secured to the seat panel around the hole therein. This liner is made by first advancing a foil tube to a first work station and forming a cross-seam and cut in the foil tube-to cut therefrom a bag having an open end. Then the open end of the bag is fitted between a pair of foil sheet. An opening is cut through the foil sheets and open end of the bag and the edges of the bag at the opening and there adjacent are bonded to the foil sheets. Then the foil sheets are cut through or perforated downstream of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Lemo Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Schega, Armin Meyer
  • Patent number: 7892375
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus for forming an ultrasonic weld that includes a sonotrode having an ultrasonic actuator coupled to an elongate sealing end face for delivering ultrasonic energy to the webs in the sealing gap and a rotating cylindrical anvil having at least one raised portion extending longitudinally along an outer surface thereof. The raised portion has a radially outer surface, whereby the sealing gap is defined intermittently between the end face of the sonotrode and the radially outer surface of the raised portion of the anvil as the raised portion rotates past the end face of the sonotrode. The elongate sealing end face of the sonotrode has a substantially helical surface, whereby the sealing gap travels helically along the surface as the raised portion of the anvil cylinder rotates past the end face of the sonotrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Mars Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Blanchard, David Wicks, Michel Montoya
  • Patent number: 7815764
    Abstract: Apparatus for continually joining paper webs, comprising a device able to compress the webs (5,6) onto an impression cylinder or roller (4) while the webs advance toward an outlet section of the apparatus. The compressive device includes a roller or cylinder (2) which exhibits a hard outer surface (20) supported by an underlying elastic surface (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 7726373
    Abstract: The invention provides a manufacturing apparatus of a pellet which has not quality deterioration and a great apparent specific gravity. The apparatus is provided with (a) bunching portions (16) bunching band-like long continuous material(s) (R) and/or a plurality of filamentous long continuous materials (R) to a narrow width so as to form a cord-shaped bunched material (R?), (b) compressing portions (22) having compressing rollers (50a, 50b) with an uneven outer surface and form a cord (S) by point compressing a twisted cord material (R?), (c) rotation portions (14) twisting the cord-shaped bunched material (R?) by relatively rotating the bunching portions (16) or the compressing portions (22) so as to form the twisted cord material (R?), and (d) a cutting portion (102) provided in an outlet side of the compressing portion (22) and cutting the cord (S) formed by the point compressing to a pellet shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Maruyasu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Okamoto, Masatoshi Nakagawa, Kazunori Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20100000687
    Abstract: The embossing unit includes in combination: a first support for a first embossing roller and a second support for a first pressure roller, cooperating with the first embossing roller. The second support presents two seats to receive and support the first pressure roller in two different positions with respect to this support. The embossing unit also includes a third support for a second embossing roller. The third support can take at least two different operating positions. A fourth support is provided to support a second pressure roller suitable to cooperate with the second embossing roller and suitable to take at least an operating position and an idle position. Finally, there is provided a fifth support with a double seat to receive and support in two different positions alternatively a marrying roll or the second pressure roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Gelli, Mauro Ricci, Alessandro Muchetti
  • Patent number: 7544264
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device is produced by a method using a transfer material comprising a pressing member having a projection and an organic layer formed on the projection, which comprises the steps of superposing the transfer material on a first substrate having an electrode formed at least partially thereon such that the organic layer faces the electrode; applying pressure thereto to form a laminate; and peeling the pressing member from the laminate so that the organic layer is transferred onto the first substrate via the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Tomomi Tateishi
  • Publication number: 20080318007
    Abstract: Reinforcing packaging strips comprised of low melt point, low density polyethylene coated on at least one surface of a substrate. Corrugated paperboard packaging comprising a fluted paperboard medium having in selected areas a reinforcing liner, wherein said reinforcing liner has an adhesive surface which when heat activated adheres to the medium surface. The resulting structure has high strength and tear resistance in designated areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Curtis Smith, Ronald Schaffer, Michael Jackson, Edward E. Balder, George D' Urso
  • Publication number: 20080264553
    Abstract: Various embossing methods and apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Wu, Alan T. Davis
  • Publication number: 20080248206
    Abstract: Disclosed is an embossing roller (3) comprising an essentially cylindrical surface provided with a plurality of protuberances (3P), with non-stick surface treatment (51, 53), comprising an anchoring layer (51) having a porous structure and a non-stick material (53) filling the surface porosities of the anchoring layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Perini Engraving S.r.1. Via per Mugnano, 815
    Inventors: Emilio Della Torre, Fabio Conforti
  • Patent number: 7431783
    Abstract: A method for producing plaster plates (44), according to which two fine cardboard-covered sheets of paper (8, 9) enclose a plaster-based hydraulic binder (10) in a shaping device (13), creating a composite band (45) that is hardened on one or several hardening bands (14, 15), the edges of said hardening bands (14, 15) being provided with two bands used for tapering in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Lafarge Platres
    Inventor: Michel Capron
  • Patent number: 7357168
    Abstract: Described is an embossing apparatus for transferring a transfer layer of an embossing film on to a substrate body which is stable in respect of shape. The embossing station has two mutually spaced support rollers and a deflection roller around which runs an embossing belt. An embossing section of the embossing belt is defined by the support rollers. Provided in the proximity of the embossing station in parallel relationship with the embossing section is a transport device which is provided for transporting the substrate body to be embossed. The embossing belt and the transport device are driven simultaneously at the same advance speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Leonard Kurz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Reinwald Mitsam
  • Publication number: 20080070464
    Abstract: Composite webs having a structured web attached to a carrier web and methods of manufacturing the composite webs are disclosed. The structured web may include a plurality of structures that protrude from the structured web. The methods may involve delivering a molten polymeric composition onto the outer surface of a forming tool that includes a plurality of depressions formed in the outer surface. The molten polymer enters depressions in the outer surface of the forming tool and is solidified therein such that a plurality of structures are formed in the shape of the depressions. A skin layer of the polymeric composition may extend between the depressions, such that the structured web formed on the forming tool includes a skin layer connecting the structures. The structured web is removed from the forming tool after solidification of the polymeric composition by adhering the structured web to a carrier web using adhesive located between the carrier web and structured web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Randall L. Alberg, Dennis L. Becker, Byron M. Jackson, Daniel S. McDonald, Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 7341087
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for engaging and transferring a discrete part having a varying thickness to a substrate web. The apparatus includes one or more transfer assemblies and a web conveyor supporting the substrate web. Each transfer assembly includes a carrier member adapted to engage and transport the discrete part. One of the carrier member and the web conveyor includes a recessed portion for receiving portions of the discrete part that are relatively thicker than other portions of the discrete part, thereby ensuring more uniform contact between the discrete part and the web substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Tabor, Willard Hawley, John Flannery, Michael Schrlau, Steven Schapel
  • Publication number: 20070289701
    Abstract: In the method for the authentication of identification features that are embossed on a packaging foil together with satin-finishing and the embossing of logos, a number of identification features is embossed on-line as a pattern and read by a suitable apparatus and evaluated by means of an image evaluation method. The embossing device (1) suitable therefor includes at least two embossing rollers (2, 3, 15), a reading unit, and an evaluating unit, one of the embossing rollers (2) being driven by the motor drive mechanism (5) and having individual teeth (8) of which a number of teeth for embossing identification features have a different shape, height, or surface structure while the remaining teeth serve for satin-finishing, and one of the mating rollers (3) being provided with circumferential rings (10). Such a method and such a device allow a relatively simpler embossing device with relatively lower requirements with regard to the embossing quality than in methods of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 7306688
    Abstract: A synthetic amorphous marble flooring and a manufacturing method of the same are disclosed. The method includes the steps of kneading a synthetic resin compound with multi-colored spot color chips and primarily rolling the kneaded compound to manufacture a primarily rolled sheet, laminating the primarily rolled sheets while cutting the sheet to have a predetermined size and rotating the sheet, performing secondary rolling the laminated sheets by a low-temperature calendering to form wave patterns and rough surface on the sheets, and filling the rough surface of the secondarily rolled sheets by embossing in the length direction or any type of embossing using a first embossing unit of a double-embossing system to maintain uniform thickness, and flattening the surface by a secondary embossing unit of the double-embossing system. Thus, the synthetic marble flooring exhibiting amorphous marble patterns and excellent durability and a method of manufacturing the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang-Ki Kim, Keuk-Pil Bahng
  • Patent number: 7300531
    Abstract: A device and a method for applying tape to one or more sheets of material in a moving line-up. The device can include a tape applicator, a sensor, a tape cutter, a tape gripper, an engagement-initiation press, and a hold-down portion. During intermittent operation, the tape applicator is moved away from the sheets of material causing an unattached tape portion to extend from the tape applicator to a final connection point on the sheets of material. The tape cutter and the tape gripper are configured to cut and grip the unattached tape portion. As tape application is restarted, the engagement-initiation press is lowered to hold the end of the tape in place. The hold-down portion prevents the sheets of material from shifting out of alignment as tape is applied by the tape applicator. The sensor can be used, for example, to detect gaps between the sheets of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Adalis Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis A. Bradshaw, Michael J. Prue, Yang Tri Lai, Raymond P. Saranto
  • Patent number: 7252732
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are provided for applying double-layered rigidity strips to a sealable foil web which is transported in sequences. V-shaped loops are formed at predetermined foil sections set at a distance from one another in the web transport direction. The sides of the loops are subsequently sealed together in such a way that the thus formed rigidity strips, extending transversely to the direction of transport, project collar-like from the foil web. Each foil section at which a loop is formed, a controlled auxiliary loop is arranged which serves for adaptation to changes in format regarding the distances between the foil sections. A drum, having a relatively large diameter serves as a transport roller, which drum has devices arranged around its circumference for the purpose of forming a plurality of loops and auxiliary loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Ruediger Haaga GmbH
    Inventor: Oskar Karolyi
  • Publication number: 20070163701
    Abstract: A method is provided including a step of preparing a base member; a step of preparing a metal mold which comprises a reference surface and plural projection-shaping die parts which have ring-like protruding sections projecting from a reference surface and surrounding hollow spaces which are shaped to match with the profiles of the projections; a step of placing a thermoplastic or thermosetting sheet-like molding material on the base member; a step of pressing the metal mold against the molding material placed on the base member, pressurizing the molding material at least with the ring-like protruding sections and accordingly bonding the molding material thus pressurized with the ring-like protruding sections to the base member, and forming and shaping projections from the molding material which is opposed against the insides of the hollow spaces surrounded by the ring-like protruding sections; and a step of leaving on the base member the molding material which is opposed against the plural projection-shaping
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Masamichi Kanno, Sadayoshi Nakatsukasa, Kimio Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 7056417
    Abstract: A method of manufacture involves the following steps: extruding a first zipper strip comprising a first zipper flange and a first closure profile; extruding a second zipper strip comprising a second zipper flange and a second closure profile that is interlockable with the first closure profile; interlocking the first and second closure profiles; and welding the first and second zipper flanges together in a first zone and welding the first and second closure profiles together in a second zone by applying energy to both zones in one operation or in separate operations. A generally T-shaped zone of fusion is formed. The second zone forms the top of the T shape, while the first zone forms the stem of the T shape. The first zone forms respective flange seals, while the second zone forms either back-to-back preseals or back-to-back slider end stops when the zipper is cut, depending on whether the zipper is sliderless or slider-actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Albert Haws, John H. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7044184
    Abstract: An apparatus is arranged to successively make plastic bags each of which has a shape of circumference. The apparatus comprises web feeding means by which a web material is intermittently fed for a length along a longitudinal feeding path. The web material comprises two or more layers of plastic film. Web cutting means is disposed along the feeding path. The web cutting means has a shape corresponding completely or incompletely to the shape of circumference of plastic bag so that the web material can be cut into the shape of circumference of plastic bag by the web cutting means whenever the web material is intermittently fed and temporarily stopped, to successively make the plastic bags with a waste kept continuous. The web cutting means comprises partially cutting means. The plastic bag has an upstream edge along which the web material is partially cut by the partially cutting means so that the plastic bag can be kept connected with the waste at the upstream edge of plastic bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Publication number: 20040256050
    Abstract: A method for making a vacuum packaging film includes flowing a plastic melt, from a multi-layer extruder, onto a rotating roller. The plastic melt is then cooled while simultaneously imparting a pattern, via a pattern imparting means, onto the plastic melt resulting in the vacuum packaging film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Hongyu Wu
  • Patent number: RE40288
    Abstract: A machine which inflates and seals pillows in packaging is compact in overall size, can be conveniently operated to produce varied lengths of strips of inflated pillow-type packaging as needed, can begin production of inflated pillow-type strip packaging immediately after being held out of a production cycle for some period of time, and applies a heated sealing element directly to and in sliding contact with a web of film to securely seal the inlet port of an inflated pillow while the pillow is under pressure and as the web of film is continuously and uninterruptedly advanced through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Free-Flow Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Perkins, Oliver M. Reyes, Philipp Borchard, Nicholas P. De Luca