With Liquid Applying Means Patents (Class 156/575)
  • Patent number: 10865573
    Abstract: A hand held combined tool for drywall taping including a drywall tape applicator attached to a smoothening blade is described. The dry wall tape applicator includes a gated protrusion for feeding a dry wall tape through a ridged slot and to be held securely in position by a user before dipping the dry wall tape in a joint compound container to coat the dry wall tape with the joint compound on both side of the dry wall tape. The user then pulls the dry wall tape through the gated protrusion and the ridged slot to obtain a uniformly dual side coated drywall tape ready to be placed on a joint and to be immediately smoothened with the smoothening blade attached to the dry wall tape applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: John Verhaar
  • Patent number: 10000048
    Abstract: A taping apparatus includes an elongate body portion having a moveable control member for controlling the advancement of tape and a head portion connected to the elongate body portion for advancing the tape. The head portion includes a first stop, a second stop, a guide extending from the first stop to the second stop, and a tape advance mechanism moveable along the guide. The tape advance mechanism and the control member are coupled to one another such that the tape advance mechanism is moveable in response to movement of the control member. The tape advance mechanism includes a rotatable cam and a needle that rotates with the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: AXIA ACQUISITION CORPORATION, GRACO INC.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Jungklaus, Steven J. Wrobel, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Patent number: 8955573
    Abstract: The present invention resides in an apparatus for use with a plaster taping device, the apparatus comprising a base for removably attaching the apparatus to the plaster taping device and a frame having a first end coupled to the base and a second end for supporting a wheel member rotatably connected thereto, wherein the wheel member facilitates application of a tape material along an internal corner joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Eamonn Oliver Owens, Daniel Luke Owens
  • Patent number: 8863807
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a taping tool for dispensing tape and mastic over gaps, seams, and/or joints between wallboard members that includes improved creaser wheel operation. The taping tool comprises an elongate body having first and second ends, and a creaser wheel pivotally mounted near the second end thereof for creasing dispensed tape. The creaser wheel is pivotable into a plurality of positions between a first position farthest away from the elongate body's first end and a second position nearest the elongate body's first end. The taping tool also includes an actuator for receiving user input indicative of a position of the creaser wheel desired by a user. In the absence of user input, the creaser wheel is configured to reside substantially in the first position. The creaser wheel is configured to pivot from the first position toward the second position in response to the receipt of user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Axia Acquisition Corporation, Graco Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Jungklaus, Steven J. Wrobel, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Patent number: 8820378
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a coated analytic substrate using a compact and portable automated instrument located in the laboratory setting at the point of use which can consistently produce one or a plurality of coated analytic substrates “on demand” for using the analytic substrate immediately after coating, preferably without a step of rinsing the coated analytic substrate before use. The apparatus preferably uses applicator cartridges having a reservoir containing the coating compositions used to form the coatings. Preferably the cartridges are removable and interchangeable to facilitate the production of individual analytic substrates having different coatings or different coating patterns. These coated analytic substrates have superior specimen adhesion characteristics due to the improved quality of the coatings applied by the coating apparatus and due to the quickness with which the coated analytic substrates can be used in the lab after production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lee H. Angros
  • Patent number: 8794293
    Abstract: An applicator, related applicator system, and a method for delivering a self-adhesive material are provided. The applicator includes an outer surface, and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The inner surface of the applicator defines a void that is operable to receive the self-adhesive material. At least a portion of the inner surface releasably adhere the applicator side of the self-adhesive material where the adhesive force between the portion of the inner surface and the applicator side being less than adhesive force between the substrate and the substrate side. The applicator is used by placing the applicator in contact with a substrate, pressing the applicator against the substrate such that the self-adhesive material adheres to the substrate, and releasing the applicator from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Rice, Thomas W. Otis, Michael E. Klinkhammer
  • Patent number: 8783322
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a taping tool for taping gaps, seams, and/or joints between wallboard members that includes a swivel joint. The taping tool has a first portion for receiving a flow of mastic, and a second portion for receiving the flow of mastic and for dispensing tape and mastic. The first and second portions define fluid communication paths therein for the flow of mastic therethrough. The taping tool also has a swivel joint intermediate the first and second portions that defines a fluid communication path therein allowing mastic to flow from the taping tool's first portion, through the swivel joint, and into the taping tool's second portion. The swivel joint also allows the taping tool's first portion to rotate relative to the taping tool's second portion through an angle of 360 degrees about the taping tool's longitudinal axis, while mastic is flowing through the taping tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew W. Jungklaus, Steven J. Wrobel, Jeromy D. Horning
  • Patent number: 8617332
    Abstract: A method of applying a spacer to a glass sheet while forming an insulating glazing unit includes the step of integrating the application of the sealant to the spacer body with the automated manufacturing process. The sealant is applied to the spacer body on line so that the sealant-laden spacer body may be applied to the glass without manually handling the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Quanex IG Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Reichert
  • Patent number: 8424329
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus and method of creating and preserving an outdoor frozen surface by covering a defined outdoor ground surface with a layer of white base paper after clearing debris, litter, and other objects from the defined surface which may present a hazardous condition on an ice surface. The layer of white base paper is saturated with water at near freezing or under freezing conditions to allow the water to freeze and hold the white base paper to the defined outdoor ground surface. Thereafter, water is continuously dispensed under freezing conditions to build up a predefined thickness ice layer on the defined outdoor ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Michael E. Wills
  • Patent number: 8408266
    Abstract: Head for the automatic positioning of fiber blankets, which determines a path for the fiber blanket (2) to be positioned, as far as a positioning zone (5), passing via a resin-impregnation zone (4) and via a cutting zone (3), including, in front of and behind said zones (3 and 4) individual sets of rollers (6-7) that convey the fiber blanket (2) and control the tension thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ideko S. Coop.
    Inventors: Rafael Lizarralde Dorronsoro, Miguel Maria Zatarain Gordoa
  • Patent number: 8393376
    Abstract: A drywall trim application device that can hold a large role of drywall flex corner trim material and, as the material is being dispensed, pre-crease or form the material for use on an inside or outside corner, or any angle within the range of the trim material, apply a mastic material (drywall mud, adhesive or any other bonding medium) to the flex trim material, and cut the material at any desired length automatically. Measurements may be either input by hand or downloaded from an electronic measurement tool into this device. This invention can generally store multiple measurements such as length and angles, measure the length of flex trim material as it is dispensed from the device, crease the material, apply predetermined amount of mastic, and automatically cut the flex trim material to each length previously input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Smythe, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130020015
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for routing an optical fiber over a desired span on a structural surface at a given premises are provided. When the optical fiber is unwound from a spool, the optical fiber attaches to the structural surface by an adhesive material. The adhesive material can be applied along the desired span, or portion thereof, before, during, or after the optical fiber is routed over the desired span.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: OFS FITEL, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Dickinson, John George, Daniel Hendrickson, Jimmy Joy, Michael A. Morra
  • Patent number: 8286681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid-activated drywall tape applicator. The applicator includes a roll of fluid-activated drywall tape, a container, a lid and at least two slits. In operation the roll of tape is affixed to the applicator and a lead end of the tape is fed through a first slit. Once in the first slit the tape enters the container where the container is filled with a fluid. The fluid saturates the tape and the tape leaves the container through the second slit. After leaving the container via the slit, the tape's adhesive properties are activated and a user may apply the tape to a working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Dura-Tape International
    Inventor: Lee Goldman
  • Patent number: 8210226
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing an embedded cylinder pipe by applying a composite structural reinforcement within the pipe through in situ stratification of at least one band of reinforcement fibers and a resin or a resin including matrix comprising the steps of applying said band onto a contact area on an internal face of said pipe by means of a contacting member; moving said contacting member along an helical path so that said contact area follows said path; moving a main pressing member behind said contacting member along said path, to apply pressure to said band in a main pressure area separated from said contact area. Related device for reinforcing an embedded cylinder pipe by applying a composite structural reinforcement within the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Freyssinét
    Inventors: Ivica Zivanovic, Christian Tourneur, Benoit Lecinq, Baruch Gedalia
  • Patent number: 8196635
    Abstract: According to the invention, a suspended blade (55) is provided as a seal which is active between the plates (1a, 2a), said blade comprising a suspension (52) which can be displaced along the upper edge of the first of the two plates (1a), the distance of the suspension from each plane being changeable. The front side of the first plate (1a) lies in said suspension and the blade (55) is provided, at least on one side, with a reversible yielding sealing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Inventia AG
    Inventor: Karl Lenhardt
  • Patent number: 8161905
    Abstract: An automatic machine for versatile and alternative application of at least two types of sealant along the perimetric rim of an insulating glazing unit, whose spacer frame is constituted preferably but not exclusively by a continuous strip of expanded synthetic material. In particular, the machine allows simple and quick switching from one sealant to another, since the path of the plurality of sealants which starts from their feed, be they of the hot and/or cold extruded type, uses a plurality of ducts which reach the extrusion nozzles that are active proximate to the perimetric rim of the insulating glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: For.El.Base Di Vianello Fortunato & C. S.N.C.
    Inventors: Fortunato Vianello, Dino Moschini
  • Publication number: 20110297327
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a finisher system for finishing joints, seams or gaps in wallboard. According to an example embodiment, the finisher system comprises a finisher for dispensing mastic onto wallboard and an adapter configured for pivotally connecting the finisher to a handle. The finisher and adapter are cooperatively configured to substantially prevent sliding motion of the finisher relative to the adapter, and to ensure appropriate registration and orientation of the finisher relative to the adapter. A fluid communication path is defined within the adapter, allowing mastic to flow through the adapter. A pivot pin enables a first portion of the adapter to pivot relative to a second portion of the adapter, and defines a bore therein that permits mastic to flow through the pivot pin and between the adapter's first and second portions. The adapter is configured for attachment to a handle having a substantially tear drop shaped cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Axia Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Castagnetta, Matthew W. Jungklaus, Charles C. Somers, III
  • Patent number: 8042591
    Abstract: A paper beading apparatus, includes a hopper having a body defining a chamber for holding a quantity of joint compound, and having an open upper end, an upper rim, and a lower end; a lid pivotally secured to the body for movement between an open position and a closed position, wherein in the closed position, the lid engages the open upper rim, the lid having a releasably sealable air port; and a base configured for and accommodating the hopper lower end, for receiving joint compound, and for applying the joint compound to a corner paper bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Aaron Charles Rosso, Matthew Earle Myers, Amar Arvind Patel, Joseph Z. Wascow, Stephen M. Oshgan, Brian A. Retzke, Scott Fong
  • Patent number: 7967046
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive application apparatus for use with an assembling machine for assembling operatively upper and lower components for carrying printhead integrated circuits. The application apparatus includes a plate and a dispensing mechanism which includes an adhesive reservoir, said mechanism being operatively engaged with said plate in a sealing and sliding manner, the mechanism configured to dispense adhesive onto the plate when sliding along the plate. The apparatus also includes a displacement mechanism to slide the dispensing mechanism along the plate, and a control system to control operation of the dispensing and displacement mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Stephen Richard O'Farrell, Jan Waszczuk, David Bernardi, Toby Desmond Oste, Mark Janos, William Granger
  • Patent number: 7958923
    Abstract: A drywall trim application device that can hold a large role of drywall flex corner trim material and, as the material is being dispensed, pre-crease or form the material for use on an inside or outside corner, or any angle within the range of the trim material, apply a mastic material (drywall mud, adhesive or any other bonding medium) to the flex trim material, and cut the material at any desired length automatically. Measurements may be either input by hand or down loaded from an electronic measurement tool into this device. This invention can generally store multiple measurements such as length and angles, measure the length of flex trim material as it is dispensed from the device, crease the material, apply predetermined amount of mastic, and automatically cut the flex trim material to each length previously input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy Smythe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7954535
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous substance and tape. The dispenser has a housing with an interior. An intake channel, main conduit, and tape channel are located within the interior. The intake channel receives the viscous substance and is in fluid communication with the main conduit. A first outlet is coupled with the main conduit for dispensing the viscous substance. The tape channel has an elongate slot adjacent the first outlet for dispensing the tape. A piston is slidable within the main conduit between a closed position blocking the flow of substance from the intake channel into the main conduit and an open position allowing substance to flow from the intake channel into the main conduit. The piston is pre-tensioned biasing the piston to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Simple Man Products, LLC
    Inventor: Karl A. Ross
  • Patent number: 7922842
    Abstract: An automatic device for perimetric sealing of an insulating glazing unit composed of at least two glass panes and at least one spacer frame supported and movable in a slightly inclined position with respect to the vertical on a conveyor. A sealing head movable with relative motion with respect to the glazing unit has at least one sealing nozzle suitable to deliver a sealant flow. In order to maintain the correct mutual position of said at least one sealing nozzle with respect to the cavities of the glazing unit to be sealed and to allow the spacing of the nozzle therefrom, a sensor is provided transversely to the plane of the insulating glazing unit that detects the distance from the glass pane. An actuation mechanism is further provided for the relative motion between the sealing head and nozzle and the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: For.El. Base di Davanzo Nadia & C. S.N.C.
    Inventor: Fortunato Vianello
  • Patent number: 7854812
    Abstract: A joint compound guide bead dispenser, for finishing wallboard joints and a process for finishing wallboard joints. The guide bead dispenser includes a housing containing an adhesive coated cord wound on a rotatably mounted spool. The housing has an opening through which the cord passes and a roller rotatably mounted proximate to the opening. A cutting blade is mounted on the housing proximate to the opening. A length of cord may be payed out through the opening. The cord may be adhered to wallboard, proximate to a joint, by applying pressure with the roller and cut to selected length. Joint compound may be applied to cover the joint and smoothed to a uniform feathered finish by resting a straight edged knife on the wallboard and on the guide bead while moving the knife in a joint compound applying stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: George William Harman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7766065
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for applying drywall tape and grouting compound to drywall. The invention is operative to simplify the application of drywall tape and an appropriate amount of grouting compound to a joint. Conveniently, the device is placed on a standard size tub of drywall grouting compound, such that compound adheres the drywall tape as it is drawn through the device by one applying tape to a joint to be filled. Various embodiments of the present invention permit the easy application of tape and compound to joints on flat surfaces as well as in corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: John Verhaar
  • Publication number: 20100108238
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus impregnate a lining module for repairing a pipe. An end area of the lining module provided with a resin-absorbing layer and an air-tight, outer coating, is introduced into an air-tight sleeve, and an auxiliary introduction device is fixed at an introduction area of the lining module. The transitions between the lining module and the sleeve and between the introduction area and the auxiliary introduction device are closed off in an air-tight manner by at least one sealing device. The auxiliary introduction device is closed off with respect to the ambient by a releasable blocking device in an air-tight manner in such a way that the chamber, formed by the sleeve and the auxiliary introduction device and optionally also the lining module, is closed in an air-tight manner and an introduction chamber accessible from the outside is provided for filling with resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: TRELLEBORG PIPE SEALS DUISBURG GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Mühlin, Andreas Bichler
  • Publication number: 20100071852
    Abstract: A taper tool for applying tape to a wall surface is provided. The taper tool may simultaneously advance tape and apply mastic to the advancing tape. The taper tool may include a jam clearing assembly for clearing tape jams occurring along the tape path. The taper tool may include a body for holding mastic and a taper head coupled to an end of the body. The taper head includes a housing defining an opening and a mastic ejection nozzle, both of which are in fluid communication with the body. The opening facilitates introduction of mastic into the body and the nozzle facilitates ejection of the mastic from the body onto the tape. The taper head also includes a valve positioned within the opening to control introduction of mastic into the body, and a cover plate removeably connected to the housing to cover both the opening and the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Matt Jungklaus, David J. Castagnetta, JR.
  • Patent number: 7624782
    Abstract: A taper tool for applying tape to a wall surface is provided. The taper tool may simultaneously advance tape and apply mastic to the advancing tape. The taper tool may include a jam clearing assembly for clearing tape jams occurring along the tape path. The taper tool may include a body for holding mastic and a taper head coupled to an end of the body. The taper head includes a housing defining an opening and a mastic ejection nozzle, both of which are in fluid communication with the body. The opening facilitates introduction of mastic into the body and the nozzle facilitates ejection of the mastic from the body onto the tape. The taper head also includes a valve positioned within the opening to control introduction of mastic into the body, and a cover plate removeably connected to the housing to cover both the opening and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Axia, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Jungklaus, David J. Castagnetta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7621309
    Abstract: A drywall taper is provided for applying drywall compound and tape to a wallboard joint. The drywall taper has an applicator head mounted on one end of a drywall compound storage device having a movable plunger with a drywall compound flow path extending from an opposite end of the storage device to an outlet on the applicator head. A pressurized air arrangement is provided for pushing the plunger and delivering drywall compound through the drywall compound flow path. An actuating arrangement is slidably disposed upon the storage body and is engaged with a tape advancing mechanism, a tape severing device and a creaser wheel assembly for separately controlling tape advancement, tape severing and creaser wheel movement. In another version, the plunger is eliminated so that a substantially continuous flow of pressurized drywall compound is provided through an unobstructed delivery tube to the applicator head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Apla-Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Mondloch, Jeffrey L. Denkins
  • Publication number: 20090220688
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing drywall tape and joint compound includes a first port configured to deposit the joint compound on a first region of the tape at a first thickness, and to deposit the joint compound on a second region of the tape at a second thickness, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: Buddy Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Morton
  • Publication number: 20090199971
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous substance and tape. The dispenser has a housing with an interior. An intake channel, main conduit, and tape channel are located within the interior. The intake channel receives the viscous substance and is in fluid communication with the main conduit. A first outlet is coupled with the main conduit for dispensing the viscous substance. The tape channel has an elongate slot adjacent the first outlet for dispensing the tape. A piston is slidable within the main conduit between a closed position blocking the flow of substance from the intake channel into the main conduit and an open position allowing substance to flow from the intake channel into the main conduit. The piston is pre-tensioned biasing the piston to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Karl A. Ross
  • Patent number: 7568513
    Abstract: A container is provided having a periphery and a base, which enclose a cavity. The periphery and the base are connected together, the periphery upwardly extending from the base. The periphery has a first slot and a substantially opposing second slot. Each of the first and second slots is sized to permit a first end of a tape located on a roll to be slid through it. A tape holder may be connected to the container so that the tape holder lies outside of the cavity of the container. The roll of tape can be placed on the tape holder so when the tape is pulled through the “mud box”, the tape is thereby unwound. As the tape is manually pulled through the “mud box”, joint compound is thinly applied to one side of the tape. As this is done, the joint compound begins to “adhere” to the tape, conditioning the tape for excellent wall adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Teel
  • Patent number: 7537037
    Abstract: A stackable drywall tape and joint compound dispenser is disclosed. The dispenser includes a tape holder and a reservoir for storing drywall joint compound, wherein when the dispenser is placed on another dispenser of substantially the same configuration, at least one of the respective tape holders and reservoirs nest with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald James Morton
  • Publication number: 20090032197
    Abstract: A joint compound guide bead dispenser, for finishing wallboard joints and a process for finishing wallboard joints. The guide bead dispenser includes a housing containing an adhesive coated cord wound on a rotatably mounted spool. The housing has an opening through which the cord passes and a roller rotatably mounted proximate to the opening. A cutting blade is mounted on the housing proximate to the opening. A length of cord may be payed out through the opening. The cord may be adhered to wallboard, proximate to a joint, by applying pressure with the roller and cut to selected length. Joint compound may be applied to cover the joint and smoothed to a uniform feathered finish by resting a straight edged knife on the wallboard and on the guide bead while moving the knife in a joint compound applying stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: George William Harman, JR.
  • Publication number: 20080236760
    Abstract: A dispenser for a flexible drywall joint tape and an adhesive mastic for securing such tape to adjacent edges of abutting wall boards comprises a housing within which is a chamber into which mastic from a source thereof may be introduced via an inlet. The housing has two spaced apart mastic outlets through which mastic from the chamber may be dispensed simultaneously. A tape passageway extends through the chamber for guiding a tape from a source thereof through a discharge opening which is positioned between the two mastic outlets. A squeegee is coupled to the housing for smoothing and spreading dispensed mastic. The arrangement is such that the tape and two layers of mastic may be dispensed simultaneously with the tape occupying a position between the mastic layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Mark Gwizdala
  • Publication number: 20070215289
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a taper tool assembly includes a body, a control sleeve, and at least one bearing surface. The body is configured to hold dry wall compound. The control sleeve is configured to move along at least a portion of a length of the body. The at least one bearing surface is positioned between the body and the control sleeve, the at least one bearing surface reducing friction between the body and the control sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: TEXAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: C. Richard Kennedy
  • Patent number: 7270710
    Abstract: A table free gluing device having a glue container includes a gluing part attached by a lid, an upper handle to install the glue container, a plate to hold the glue container cooperating with the upper handle, a lower handle to hold paper cooperating with the upper handle, a joint to connect the upper handle, the plate and the lower handle, two pairs of upper rollers with belts installed on the plate and two pairs of lower rollers with belts installed on the lower handle to grip and roll paper firmly and smoothly cooperating each other, a window cooperating with rails to adjust glue pressure mounted on the upper handle, a spring to press glue container cooperating with the upper handle and the lower handle, and to push back the upper handle, marks on the upper handle to indicate the position of the gluing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Haruko Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 6894095
    Abstract: Adhesives and primer compositions that include water, a polymer and a pH indicator. The adhesives and primers have a visually-detectable color when wet, and preferably dry to a clear or transparent film, while having good flow and spreadability. The adhesives and primers provide a visual indication of wetness by including a pH indicator such that when the composition is wet, the pH indicator is colored such that the color and the intensity of the color provides a visual indication of wetness; sufficiency of thickness; and uniformity of application of the adhesive or primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald Russo, Merle Houck, Robert Puchalski
  • Patent number: 6874965
    Abstract: A drywall finishing head is provided for applying mastic material over a tape joint between adjacent wallboard surfaces. The finishing head includes a coater connected to a pneumatic applicator for delivering the mastic material. A wiper blade extends across the length of the coater with a cover underlying the wiper blade and a backer bar overlying the wiper blade. A cam assembly is rotatably mounted on a tensioning portion of the coater. Adjustment of the cam assembly is constructed and arranged to change the force of the backer boar so that a proper crown or profile of mastic material can be delivered to the tape joint through a gap between the cover and the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: APLA-TECH, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Mondloch, Jeffrey L. Denkins
  • Patent number: 6871013
    Abstract: A portable, handheld seam welding gun for filling in seams between sheets of linoleum flooring is provided with a unique heat nozzle. The heat nozzle of the invention couples the heating barrel of a conventional floor seam welding gun to a conventional hollow welding tip by receiving the heating air inlet tube of the tip within the confines of a downstream socket formed in the body of the heat nozzle. A larger, upstream socket formed in the body of the heat nozzle fits onto the heating barrel of the handheld, portable welding gun. A plurality of preheating jets are formed on the underside of the body of the heat nozzle to preheat the region of the channel immediately to the rear of the welding tip just before molten sealant flows into that portion of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Leo Martinez
  • Publication number: 20040216847
    Abstract: A portable tool is disclosed that is useful for working architectural elements such as masticized tape. The tool features a tool body that forms a regular polygon having at least 6 planar surfaces. The planar surfaces of the tool body promote handling of the tool and are useful for directing and manipulating the work of the tool. The planar surfaces may also comprise protrusions, depressions, or other markings in aid of directing the work of the tool. The tool also comprises a head apparatus for applying and dispensing masticized tape. The tool body may comprise a container for storing and dispensing mastic. The tool further comprises a tapered universal fill nozzle having a plurality of diameters that will accommodate remote charging of the tool from mechanisms provided by a variety of manufacturers. Although the body of the tool is usually made of corrosion resistant metal, it may also be made of a polymer, a carbon composite, or combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Joe R. Fox
  • Publication number: 20040163771
    Abstract: A method for adhesively joining two members includes the steps of mixing non-compressible beads with an adhesive, applying the resulting mixture to one of the members and hemming one member over the other in overlapping relationship. Apparatus for performing this method includes a container for containing a mixture of an adhesive and a plurality of non-compressible beads, an applicator for applying the mixture to one of the members, and hemming means for hemming one member over the other in overlapping relationship. A metering device for dispensing adhesive fluid is constructed with a dispensing rod having a cooling means for facilitating operation of the metering device. The present invention finds particular utility in bonding together the inner and outer panels of an automotive door assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: James M. Herring, Bruce Norman Greve
  • Publication number: 20040123956
    Abstract: A wallpaper pasting device that unrolls wallpaper, as well as measures wallpaper as it is dispensed. Adhesive is applied via the present invention, so that the wallpaper is ready to be cut and installed on a wall. A single user can thus prep wall paper for wall mounting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Manos Marinos
  • Patent number: 6752895
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for imparting a smooth surface to gypsum fiber panels. The method involves imparting energy to the surface of a slurry as the slurry is dewatered just prior to rehydration. The apparatus used to impart the energy is a water spray including a source of pressurized water such as a pump, a distribution manifold and a plurality of nozzles to direct the water spray at the surface of the slurry. In operation, the water spray is directed against the surface of the slurry. The flow disrupts the slurry to a fraction of its total depth, thus dispersing clumps or flocs of commingled crystals and fibers in the depth that would give the surface of the finished panel a rough surface if they were allowed to remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Weixin Song, David Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 6645329
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for installing tiles and the like. The system allows for easily spreading mortar before installation of tiles or the like, and grout thereafter; and the method uses the same system for dispensing both mortar and grout with only minor modification thereto being required to optimize material spreading results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: John Rafoss
  • Publication number: 20030138569
    Abstract: A dispensing tool will mix and dispense viscous material having first and second parts or constituents. The tool has a handheld elongated tube with a nozzle on one end. A blender is located adjacent the nozzle. The first constituent is located within a chamber in the tube. The second constituent is located in a reservoir mounted to the tube. The blender has an inlet receiving first and second constituents and a rotary member for mixing the constituents and delivering them through an outlet to the nozzle. A piston driven by a wheel delivers the first constituent to the blender. The wheel rotates when the nozzle end of the tube is advanced along an application surface, causing the piston to move and the blender to rotate. A pump, also driven by the wheel, supplies a second constituent from the reservoir to the blender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel Dea Dillinger
  • Publication number: 20030066611
    Abstract: A tape and joint compound dispenser is formed by a housing defining an interior chamber for receiving joint compound and joint tape. A valved port in the housing opens into the chamber for supplying joint compound. A tape lifter in the chamber enables the user to lift the tape in the chamber to facilitate supplying joint compound to the chamber through the port and below the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: David T. Gunn
  • Patent number: 6540856
    Abstract: A tape and wallboard compound dispenser is a handheld unit that has a separate compound channel and tape channel, both of which terminate slightly rearward of a blade located on the forward end of the unit. The unit has a housing with a compartment for containing a roll of tape. A flexible strap is mounted to the side of the housing to provide a loop for insertion of a hand of a user to carry the dispenser. In a manual mode, a single lever controls flow of compound from a pump to the compound channel as well as severing the tape at the end of the stroke. The lever has an off position that shuts off flow of compound to the compound channel. It has an on position that allows flow of compound to the compound channel. It has a cutting position that actuates a cutting mechanism to cut the tape and simultaneously to shut off flow of compound to the compound channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Renegade Tool, LLC
    Inventors: John E. O'Mara, Robert E. O'Mara, Daniel Dea Dillinger
  • Publication number: 20030029542
    Abstract: A tape and compound dispenser for wall surfaces automatically matches the delivery of the compound to the feed of the tape. The system has a compartment or tank that contains compound. A pump supplies compound from the tank through a flexible conduit to an applicator, which dispenses tape and compound. A sensor measures the rate of speed of the tape as it is being dispensed and provides a signal to a controller. The controller will vary the flow rate by varying the speed of the motor that drives the pump. An auger is rotated within the tank for prefeeding compound to the pump as well as for mixing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Daniel Dea Dillinger
  • Publication number: 20030029294
    Abstract: A system for easy opening of sealed packages. The system comprises a tape dispensing apparatus, and a tape. The tape dispensing apparatus has a cutter therein. The tape is used for sealing a seam of a package. The tape is sized and shaped for being dispensed from the tape dispensing apparatus. The tape dispensed from the dispensing apparatus has a predetermined length cut by the cutter. The predetermined length of tape has a first side with a self-adhesive section for attaching the predetermined length of tape to the package. The predetermined length of tape also includes a non-adhesive section, and a ribbon disposed on the first side of the tape section. The predetermined length of tape has a tear strip defined by the ribbon, and non-adhesive section of the first side together. The tear strip extends longitudinally along the predetermined length of tape. The tear strip ends in a pull tab for pulling the tear strip open and opening the predetermined length of tape attached to the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Roger F. Lay, John W. DeMunda, Phillip L. White, Harvey Epstein, Robert J. Hebert, George LeMoine
  • Patent number: 6513562
    Abstract: This invention provides a unitary nozzle for use in a taping apparatus. The unitary nozzle features a cradle section adjacent a tube receiving section and a flange for sealingly receiving a mastic tube. A mastic is extruded and contained along a path extending along one side of the tape and between a front and rear end of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Inventor: Willis Z. Trout