Progressive Continuous Bonding Press (e.g., Roll Couples) Patents (Class 156/555)
  • Patent number: 10220601
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a continuous stream of elements of garments. With a multi-line fusing press: simultaneously and continuously, for each line of a plurality of lines, each line having a corresponding blower, a corresponding guide, and a corresponding feeder: passing a first substrate under the corresponding blower for the line and into the corresponding guide for the line; feeding, using the corresponding feeder for the line, a continuous fusible substrate into the corresponding guide for the line to position the fusible substrate above the first substrate; feeding, via the corresponding guide for the line and into the multi-line fusing press, a combination of the fusible substrate and the first substrate, the fusible substrate positioned above the first substrate; and the multi-line fusing press pressing the combination of the fusible substrate positioned above the continuous first substrate. The first substrate may be compacted by a multi-line compactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TALON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Herman Sydney Roup, Seymour Lennox Adlam
  • Patent number: 9901486
    Abstract: Provided is a method for feeding a granular powder from a granular powder feeding hopper onto an upper surface of a sheet material. A feeding passage is disposed so as to extend downward from an outlet of the granular powder feeding hopper so that the lower end of the feeding passage faces the upper surface of the sheet material moving beneath the feeding passage. The feeding passage is opened and closed by the open-close means so that the granular powder is intermittently fed from the granular powder feeding hopper onto the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsujimoto, Yukihiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 9745087
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for securing a wrapping material around an item, such as a baled agricultural item, the apparatus including a main plate and at least one projection, the projection including a heating element and a height adjustment mechanism, wherein the height adjustment mechanism controls a force applied to the wrapping material by the projection and provides a force for moving the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Tsafrir Lior, Matan Inbar
  • Patent number: 9731449
    Abstract: A method for applying a thermoreactive seam tape to a seam is provided. The thermoreactive seam tape may be positioned adjacent to the seam, which may include a first fabric surface and an adjacent second fabric surface. The thermoreactive seam tape may include an interior planar surface that engages both the first fabric surface and the second fabric surface of the seam. The thermoreactive seam tape may further include an exterior surface opposite the interior surface, where the exterior surface is substantially non-planar with respect to the interior planar surface along a length of the thermoreactive seam tape. Heat and pressure may be applied to the thermoreactive seam tape, wherein the heat and the pressure facilitate adhesion of the thermoreactive seam tape to the first fabric surface and the second fabric surface of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Julia Roether, Scott C. Holt
  • Patent number: 9038689
    Abstract: A system for fluid partitioning for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations of a sample, comprising a first dispenser of a first polymeric sheet, wherein the first polymeric sheet contains chambers; a second dispenser of a second polymeric sheet wherein the first dispenser and the second dispenser are positioned so that the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet become parallel; a dispenser of the fluid positioned to dispense the fluid between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet; and a seal unit that seals the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet together thereby sealing the sample between the first polymeric sheet and the second polymeric sheet and partitioning the fluid for chemical amplification or other chemical processing or separations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Brian L. Anderson
  • 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: 8978730
    Abstract: A portable laminator designed primarily for home use where the laminator includes a handle for carrying which may also act as a guide for articles being fed into the laminator. In alternate embodiments, the laminator includes a cover which may first position acts as a guide for material being fed into the laminator and in a second position acts as a cover for the laminators feed slot. In additional embodiments, the laminator includes a double walled housing to provide insulation from the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fellowes, Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Hoon Kim Matlin, Jean Ellen Kiple, David John McCutcheon, Jimmy-Quang Viet Doan
  • Patent number: 8939186
    Abstract: A laminator assembly (100) comprises an anti-jam feature comprising wire (104) running from the entrance zone (106) to the exit zone (108) of transfer passage through circumferential slits (110) in the rollers (112, 118) such that a lamination pouch is prevented from wrapping around the rollers (112, 118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gerald E. Mueller, Jacob R. Polingo
  • 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: 8919406
    Abstract: The bonding apparatus 1 includes a leading end support part 10 that restricts a leading end 201 of the second plate-like member 200 from moving in an up and down direction, a trailing end support part 20 that restricts a trailing end 202 of the second plate-like member 200 from moving in an up and down direction, and an intermediate support part 40 that moves in the same direction as a bonding roller 30 while supporting the second plate-like member 200 at an intermediate point between the trailing end 202 and a bonding position P that is pressed by the bonding roller 30. When the bonding roller 30 is moving, the trailing end support part 20 keeps supporting the trailing end 202 at a lower position than the leading end 201, and the intermediate support part 40 keeps supporting the intermediate point of the second plate-like member 200 at a position lower than the leading end 201 but higher than the trailing end 202.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fuk Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Uemura
  • Patent number: 8900397
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an apparatus to manufacture joined laminated media and a method therefor. The joined laminated media that are manufactured from the membrane materials and that are joined by being pressed have no displacement, deformation of the membrane materials, or any defect in joining the boundary faces of the laminated materials, and are efficiently manufactured in a good yield. The apparatus can manufacture a joined laminated-media where the laminated media are placed in the housing space (S) that is formed by a pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) and the sealing member (24). The laminated media are then transported in a state where the laminated media are fixed by the pair of endless belts (15a, 15b) that are closely attached to the laminated media because the air is discharged from the housing space (S) through the discharge holes (17) and they are joined by being pressed in the hot-press section (11) and cold-press section (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: I. Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Shogo Nakajima, Takayuki Nozawa, Osamu Sugino, Ikuto Mishima
  • Patent number: 8894793
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device by feeding carrier films from continuous rolls, respectively, and by bonding optical films, which are being peeled off or have been peeled off from the carrier films, respectively, to first and second panel surfaces of a liquid crystal panel, respectively, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween so that the liquid crystal display device is obtained. The method includes: a first bonding step including bonding a first optical film to the first panel surface; a rotation step including rotating the liquid crystal panel; a second bonding step including bonding a second optical film to the first optical film; and a third bonding step including bonding a third optical film to the second panel surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20140320992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mirror comprising a reflective surface formed from a composite of a reflective film and a substrate, wherein the reflective film is disposed on the substrate and comprises at least one polymer layer and a metal layer disposed underneath the at least one polymer layer. It is the requirement of the invention to propose a mirror which can be manufactured in a simple way and at the same time comprises an improved corrosion behaviour. According to a first teaching of the present invention the stated requirement is met in that a sealing seam is provided for corrosion protection at least in certain areas, the sealing seam being formed by bonding the polymer layer to the substrate in a material-locking manner, wherein the metal layer is interrupted in the area of the sealing seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Denkmann, Wilhelm Schenkel, Andreas Siemen, Ulrich Hampel, Sandra Eberhard
  • Patent number: 8807186
    Abstract: A hot laminating apparatus includes a first pressing roller, a second pressing roller, a first heating element, and a first bimetallic structure. The first bimetallic structure is arranged between the first heating element and the first pressing roller. The first heating element is used for providing heat energy to the first pressing roller. As the ambient temperature changes, the first bimetallic structure is subjected to deformation to allow the first heating element to be away from the first pressing roller or allow the first heating element to be close to the first pressing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Te Lee
  • Patent number: 8763668
    Abstract: A product sheet of composite material can be made by disposing composite materials of composite material in adjacent (side-by-side) relation with each other. The composite materials comprise fibers in a thermoplastic matrix material. The adjacent composite materials are bonded together to provide a product sheet of composite material. Preferably, a cross ply of composite material is disposed on the composite materials. The cross ply may be a unidirectional sheet and the fibers in the cross ply may be disposed in transverse relation to the fibers in the composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Polystrand, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Pilpel, Benjamin Pilpel
  • Patent number: 8757234
    Abstract: A tape applicator (51) for applying tape to a substrate, the tape applicator comprising a pair of nip rollers wherein the nip rollers comprise a tape roller (55) and a substrate roller (56), the tape applicator further comprising a tension roller (57) disposed in front of the substrate roller (56) to tension the substrate prior to feeding between the nip rollers, a tape feed and a drive for rotating the nip rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Warrick Keith Pye
  • Patent number: 8746309
    Abstract: Provided is a position controller for a flexible substrate (100) provided in a processing apparatus conveying a band-shaped flexible substrate (1) in a longitudinal position, in the lateral direction and processing the substrate in a processing unit (20) installed on a conveying path of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takanori Yamada, Shoji Yokoyama
  • 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: 8708020
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to create an embossing device for at least two-layered planar products such as toilet paper, tissues, or similar, which makes it possible to easily make high-quality planar products that are provided with decorative patterns. The aim is achieved by an embossing device for at least two-layered planar products such as toilet paper, tissues, and similar. Also, the embossing device has at least one first and at least one second couple of rollers, each of which is composed of an embossing roller and a squeezer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Metsa Tissue Oyj
    Inventor: Jürgen Schütz
  • Patent number: 8697337
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a film to a substrate and a method of using the same is described. The apparatus comprises a) a heated laminating roller and a second roller, wherein said heated laminating roller and said second roller are opposably mounted and form a nip; b) a drive mechanism for rotating the heated laminating roller and second roller; c) a film supply roller adapted to support a roll of film and supply the film over an outer surface of the heated laminating roller and into the nip, wherein the film is contactable with a top surface of the substrate at a point where the substrate advances through the nip; and d) a splitter bar in contact with the film supplied from the supply roller, wherein the position of the splitter bar controls a wrap angle between the film and the heated laminating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Albert G. Roshelli, Jr., David A. Recchia
  • Patent number: 8695671
    Abstract: A prepreg lamination head and a prepreg automatic lamination apparatus with the same is provided. By using them, the curling-up of the cut terminal portion of the prepreg sheet can be prevented. The prepreg lamination head includes: a first roller, a second roller, and a forward-placed paper liner peeling device. The forward-placed paper liner peeling device includes a third roller, which is provided between and above the first and second rollers. The paper liner attached on the first side of the prepreg sheet is peeled off right after passing the first roller. The peeled paper liner is hanged over the third roller between the first and second rollers. The third roller guides the peeled paper liner to the second roller. The prepreg sheet is pressed on the laminated body with the second roller through the paper liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Arakawa, Jun Eto, Koji Yamada, Masayuki Kokubu
  • Patent number: 8678064
    Abstract: A laminating machine for making sheet laminations using a thermal laminating film is disclosed which protects the film from being mounted in the machine in a manner that will expose its adhesive side to the heated laminating rollers in the machine. The film is stored on upper and lower supply rollers in the machine. Each supply roller is engaged at one end by a forward end of a rotatable piston disposed in a variable-length spring operated chuck. A stem attached to the forward end of the piston extends rearwardly from the forward end and away from the roller into a cylindrically enclosed body portion of the chuck. There the stem is engaged by a one-way needle bearing which permits the film to be unwound from the supply roller only in one direction, thus permitting only the non-adhesive side of the film to contact the machine's heated laminating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael T. King
  • Patent number: 8662133
    Abstract: In a ultrasonic processing apparatus, upstream conveyor and downstream conveyor allow a fibrous web to run in a machine direction continuously. Between the conveyors, a working surface of a first mechanical element serving as a stationary element of the ultrasonic processing apparatus extends diagonally with respect to the machine direction. The fibrous web runs in the machine direction above the working surface. The ultrasonic processing apparatus includes a second mechanical element adapted to move in a direction diagonally intersecting the machine direction. The working surface of the first mechanical element cooperates with the second mechanical element to subject the fibrous web to ultrasonic processing. One of an ultrasonic horn and an anvil is used as the first mechanical element and a remainder of the ultrasonic horn and the anvil is used as the second mechanical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Akihide Ninomiya, Kazuo Ukegawa, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8663410
    Abstract: A label finishing station receives a web carrying printed images for labels arranged so there are a plurality of images formed in rows or ranks across the width of the web. The images are also arranged in longitudinal columns along the length of the web. A cutting station carries a plurality of cutter heads to cut out the plurality of labels forming each row or rank simultaneously. The web, with the label peripheries cut out, may be slit longitudinally and formed into finished rolls of labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Primera Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Cummins, Todd A. Britz, Darren W. Haas, Michael R. Tolrud
  • Patent number: 8663528
    Abstract: A caterpillar traction apparatus (110), wherein two pairs of pulleys (122 & 123, 132 & 133) can be driven at different speeds, so that the linear member (40) being driven by the mechanism is subjected to either compression or extension forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Peter David Jenkins, Daniel Owen Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140048202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to laminate of films for applications in which relatively high yield strength and ultimate tensile strength is required. In one embodiment this is accomplished by drawing tube (106) from a storage means onto a tube roller and cutting the tube length into two film, a first film and a second film, where the first and second film are in opposite angular direction with respect to the roller rotation, coating the first film with liquid adhesive composition by passing between at least two film guiders, where one of the guider is dipped in liquid adhesive tray (110), in which said composition includes resin and hardener and laminating the second film with the coated liquid adhesive first film by passing them together through at least two film guiders (112) under pressure to produce a spiral cut liquid adhesive laminated film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: V. Pethaperumal, S. Ganeshkumar, G. Kalaiselvi
  • 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: 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: 8641849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated decorative plate comprising a core made of a fiber or particle material, a resinous intermediate layer on at least one side of the core, a decorative layer not impregnated with resin and having a graphic image of the surface of the imitated material, and a transparent core layer, into which the relief-like reproduction of the surface structure of the imitated material is stamped. The intermediate layer is made of liquid glue, curable by pressure and/or heat, that is applied to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Buhlmann
  • Patent number: 8616257
    Abstract: A device for preliminary bonding superposed curved glass plates together through an interlayer between them by sandwiching and pressing the plates from both outside surfaces of the superposed plates. The device has an upper roll pressing means with plural independent upper rolls arranged in a row along a plate upper surface to press against the upper surface of the plate (G), a lower roll pressing means with plural independent lower rolls arranged in a row along a plate lower surface to press against the lower surface of the plate a curveable lower flexible roll contiguous with the top of each lower roll, and a drive (50) for rotating the lower flexible roll. The curved glass plates are press-bonded together by the upper rolls and the lower flexible roll by the lower roll pressing means pressing the lower flexible roll through the lower rolls against the lower surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takeshi Mori
  • Patent number: 8591687
    Abstract: A lamination station for laminating a film to a web of paperboard includes a nip roller and a cooling roller. Between the rollers there is formed a nip which presses together the film and the web of paperboard with an interjacent molten polymer layer or adhesive layer disposed between the film and the web of paperboard. The film, the paperboard and the molten polymer lie, after the nip, in abutment against the cooling roller for a certain angle interval. The nip roller is a shoe-press type roller, either comprising a pressure bar having several hydraulically operated pressure elements, or comprising one or several rigid pressure bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Åke Persson, Katarina Jonasson
  • Patent number: 8580057
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for ultrasonic processing improved so as to prevent a fibrous web from being disfigured due to the ultrasonic processing. In an apparatus to ultrasonically process a fibrous web running in a machine direction MD, a first mechanical element defined by one of an ultrasonic horn and an anvil and a second mechanical element defined by the other of the ultrasonic horn and the anvil are moved forward or backward in a direction crossing the machine direction MD so as to pass transversely across the fibrous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Akihide Ninomiya, Yoshihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8580062
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securing a hook-and-loop fastener component to the end of a tear strip used in a turn-up operation, the hook-and-loop fastener mechanism provided to secure the end of the tear strip to a rotating component of a spool winding assembly, the apparatus for forming the tear strip assembly having a feed roller, a transfer roller and a press roller, whereby hook-and-loop components presented on a feed tape are adhesively bonded to the tear strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Peter A. Rodriguez
  • 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: 8528475
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving of wood veneer quality is provided. In the method, veneers are conveyed through a compression gap made up by two press elements, the gauge of said gap being adjustable. The method comprises the use of an endless felt assembly, which is adapted to circle around at least one of the press elements and which passes through the compression gap in such a way that at least one face of the veneer is brought against the felt assembly in said compression gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Raute Oyj
    Inventors: Harri Lyytinen, Jarkko Kaislaoja, Andre Klemarewski
  • Patent number: 8517080
    Abstract: A laminating device is provided that can increase the rate of rise of a laminating temperature and keep the laminating temperature stable without using a temperature control system for a heat source. The laminating device for stacking and bonding a laminate film 11 coated with a hot-melt adhesive and a sheet 12 has a thermal pressure bonding and conveying device 10 that thermally pressure-bonds the laminate film 11 and the sheet 12 while stacking and conveying them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sakae Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Fujishima, Yoshio Masuko, Yasuyuki Mitomo
  • Patent number: 8499811
    Abstract: A support device 10 for counter-rotating elements 12, 14 susceptible of rotating in opposite directions around respective axes X12, X14 includes:—a first 22 and a second 24 support block for the counter-rotating elements 12, 14, and a connecting plate 26, extending bridge-like between the first 22 and the second 24 support block. The plate 26 is flexible to allow variation of the distance between the rotational axes X12, X14 of the counter-rotating elements 12, 14. An actuator 32 acting on the above-said support blocks 22 and 24 is provided to vary the distance between the rotational axes X12, X14 by means of the flexibility of the plate 26.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Cavanna S.p.A.
    Inventor: Dario Guidetti
  • Publication number: 20130189625
    Abstract: An apparatus for laminating a film to a substrate and a method of using the same is described. The apparatus comprises a) a heated laminating roller and a second roller, wherein said heated laminating roller and said second roller are opposably mounted and form a nip; b) a drive mechanism for rotating the heated laminating roller and second roller; c) a film supply roller adapted to support a roll of film and supply the film over an outer surface of the heated laminating roller and into the nip, wherein the film is contactable with a top surface of the substrate at a point where the substrate advances through the nip; and d) a splitter bar in contact with the film supplied from the supply roller, wherein the position of the splitter bar controls a wrap angle between the film and the heated laminating roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Albert G. Roshelli, JR., David A. Recchia
  • Patent number: 8453701
    Abstract: Methods and other embodiments associated with a fabric welding machine are presented. The fabric welding machine includes a base, a welding machine body, and a support beam with a first end and a second end. A first roller is positioned adjacent to the first end of the support beam opposite the welding machine body. A swing arm with a body end and a roller end is attached to the welding machine body. The roller end is opposite the welding machine body and is configured to move to a first position and a second position. A heat element attached to the first end of the support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry
  • 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: 8424582
    Abstract: Press roll for a laminating machine for producing a packaging material which comprises a carcass layer consisting of paper or carton, and which carcass layer exhibits crease lines, through holes, openings or slits, which carcass layer exhibits, on one of its sides, a barrier layer, a plastic lining which is arranged outside the barrier layer, and film of laminant thermoplast which is arranged between the carcass layer and the barrier layer, with the press roll exhibiting a circular-cylindrical jacket surface having a facing consisting of an elastic material. According to the invention, the facing comprises sections in the jacket surface, which sections exhibit local deformation ability in relation to the surrounding facing. The invention also relates to a method for producing packaging material and to packaging material which has been produced using this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Nils Toft
  • Patent number: 8403015
    Abstract: A laminating arrangement includes a laminating roller, a heat source for heating the laminating roller, the heat source being powered by an AC power supply, and a heat source intensity control system for controlling the intensity of the heat source. The intensity control system includes a processor and a triode for alternating current communicating with the processor. The triode for alternating current is turned on and off by the processor to control the AC power supply to the heat source to vary the intensity of the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel J. Bradley, Phani Babu Giddi, Jesse Glen Fisher
  • Publication number: 20130037205
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device by feeding carrier films from continuous rolls, respectively, and by bonding optical films, which are being peeled off or have been peeled off from the carrier films, respectively, to first and second panel surfaces of a liquid crystal panel, respectively, with a pressure-sensitive adhesive interposed therebetween so that the liquid crystal display device is obtained. The method includes: a first bonding step including bonding a first optical film to the first panel surface; a rotation step including rotating the liquid crystal panel; a second bonding step including bonding a second optical film to the first optical film; and a third bonding step including bonding a third optical film to the second panel surface of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Umemoto
  • Publication number: 20130032282
    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: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: NamSeok LEE, SoonSung Yoo
  • Publication number: 20130025795
    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: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Ukegawa, Akihide Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 8316908
    Abstract: [Object] When press-bonding superposed curved glass plates together by a plurality of curved rolls, even if curvature of the curved glass changes, a preliminary bonding method and device of a laminated glass can cope with a variety of curvatures of the curved glass plate by an easy adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Ujiie, Yoshiki Katada, Koji Tamai, Chikao Nakashima
  • 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: 8308888
    Abstract: A system for making a ballistic material resistant to penetration from bullets, shrapnel, debris, and other lethal missiles, comprising: means for dyeing a flexible conformable low surface energy fabric; a roll coating device for continuously coating a top surface of the dyed fabric with an acrylic based adhesive; an extruder for applying a liner; at least one nip roller for receiving the liner and the coated fabric and applying the liner to the coated fabric; at least one displacement slitter for cutting the coated lined fabric; a fabric printer for printing the cut lined fabric with a fast drying acrylic ink forming a ballistic material up to 300% thicker than the flexible conformable low surface energy fabric; and a continuous cutter for cutting the ballistic material into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hisco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Stover, Paul Mark Merriman
  • Patent number: 8287676
    Abstract: A seal agent D and liquid crystal C are clamped to a lower substrate 6, a pair of the lower substrate 7 and an upper substrate 7 are laminated with the seal agent D and the liquid crystal C interposed therebetween, and at least one of the pair of substrates is a roll-shaped long flexible resin film. When the substrates are laminated, the lower substrate 6 on one hand is aligned to the upper substrate 7 on the other hand in every arbitrary length. With this arrangement, productivity can be improved as well as a positional dislocation due to accumulation of positioning errors can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: JSR Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuo Nozaki
  • Patent number: 8272420
    Abstract: Methods and other embodiments associated with a fabric welding machine are presented. The fabric welding machine includes a base, a welding machine body, and a support beam with a first end and a second end. A first roller is positioned adjacent to the first end of the support beam opposite the welding machine body. A swing arm with a body end and a roller end is attached to the welding machine body. The roller end is opposite the welding machine body and is configured to move to a first position and a second position. A heat element attached to the first end of the support beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Miller Weldmaster Corporation
    Inventor: Brian D. Henry