Web Creping Or Crinkling Type Patents (Class 162/280)
  • Patent number: 9863827
    Abstract: Collecting data includes generating a sensor signal from each of a plurality of sensors located on a sensing roll, wherein each signal is generated when each sensor enters a region of a nip between the sensing roll and mating roll during each rotation of the sensing roll; wherein a web of material travels through the nip and a continuous band, which also travels through the nip, contacts a region of the web of material upstream from or in the nip. A periodically occurring time reference is generated associated with each rotation of the continuous band and the signal generated by each sensor is received so that the one of the plurality of sensors which generated this signal is determined and one of a plurality of tracking segments associated with the continuous band is identified. The signal is stored to associate the respective sensor signal with the identified one tracking segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: Kerry D. Figiel
  • Patent number: 9011642
    Abstract: A sheet-forming unit of a papermaking machine includes a headbox which outputs a suspension jet and an inner fabric and an outer fabric, which in each case form a loop. A forming element is arranged within the loop of the inner fabric and guide rolls and a white-water box are arranged within the loop of the outer fabric. The inner fabric and the outer fabric form a gap for receiving the suspension jet and jointly wrap around the forming element at least partially in a wraparound region. A machine-wide guide element is arranged in the wraparound region within the loop of the outer fabric and/or, in the region of at least one of the guide rolls of the outer fabric, a machine-wide guide apparatus is provided outside the chamber which is formed by the loop of the outer fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Ulrich Flühler
  • Patent number: 8974638
    Abstract: A device for retaining doctor blades a bottom plate and a top plate, said plates being pivotally connected together by means of a pivot bearing and the doctor blade is fixed to the top plate. An expandable tube is arranged respectively on both sides of the pivot bearing between the bottom plate and the top plate, said pivot bearing consisting of a radially supported bearing shaft and a receiving element for the bearing shaft. The bearing shaft is fixed either to the bottom plate or the top plate and the receiving element is fixed to either the top plate or the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Knopp, Axel Borgmann
  • Patent number: 8961741
    Abstract: A device for retaining doctor blades includes a support element and a retaining finger with a doctor blade pocket inserted between the support element and the retaining finger. The support element and the retaining finger are constructed as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Knopp, Axel Borgmann
  • Publication number: 20140216674
    Abstract: A device for retaining doctor blades includes a support element and a retaining finger with a doctor blade pocket inserted between the support element and the retaining finger. The support element and the retaining finger are constructed as a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Knopp, Axel Borgmann
  • Patent number: 8784614
    Abstract: A sheet-forming unit of a papermaking machine includes a headbox which outputs a suspension jet and an inner fabric and an outer fabric, which in each case form a loop. A forming element is arranged within the loop of the inner fabric and guide rolls and a white-water box are arranged within the loop of the outer fabric. The inner fabric and the outer fabric form a gap for receiving the suspension jet and jointly wrap around the forming element at least partially in a wraparound region. A machine-wide guide element is arranged in the wraparound region within the loop of the outer fabric and/or, in the region of at least one of the guide rolls of the outer fabric, a machine-wide guide apparatus is provided outside the chamber which is formed by the loop of the outer fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Ulrich Flühler
  • Publication number: 20140196860
    Abstract: A device for retaining doctor blades a bottom plate and a top plate, said plates being pivotally connected together by means of a pivot bearing and the doctor blade is fixed to the top plate. An expandable tube is arranged respectively on both sides of the pivot bearing between the bottom plate and the top plate, said pivot bearing consisting of a radially supported bearing shaft and a receiving element for the bearing shaft. The bearing shaft is fixed either to the bottom plate or the top plate and the receiving element is fixed to either the top plate or the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Knopp, Axel Borgmann
  • Publication number: 20130269897
    Abstract: A blade for treating fibrous nonwoven webs having a base body and a coating covering at least a part of the surface of the base body. The coating forms at least that part of the blade surface which is provided to come into contact with the fibrous nonwoven web. At the contact surface, the coating has an open-pored material, the pores of which are filled at least partly with a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jurgen Angerler, Alexander Etschmaier
  • Publication number: 20130228299
    Abstract: A method for continuously producing crepe paper, comprising the steps of producing a paper web from a material suspension, mechanically dewatering the paper web in a press section, generating a crepe structure in the sheet structure of the paper web, and thermally drying the paper web. The paper web is applied to a glazing cylinder by means of a bulk-preserving pressing system in order to dry and generate a smooth surface on the paper web. The crepe paper is smooth on one side and can be used for a variety of further application areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Dirk Schuldt
  • Patent number: 8486229
    Abstract: A device for drying and treating a fiber-based moving fiber web (1) in a machine intended for producing tissue paper includes a metal belt (2) which is arranged to support the fiber web (1) and to transfer the fiber web (1) in the machine direction and which metal belt (2) is arranged as a continuous rotating cycle, at least one roll (3) the shell of which is in contact with the metal belt (2) arranged to rotate around, which roll (3) is for supporting and/or controlling the metal belt (2), and at least one counter element (5) arranged to create a contact area outside the metal belt (2) between the metal belt (2) and the counter element (5) for a process zone (6), via which process zone (6) the fiber web (1) is arranged to travel when using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Reijo Pietikäinen, Jani Hakola, Mika Viljanmaa, Jari Ilomäki
  • Publication number: 20130139988
    Abstract: A planar element for use in a papermaking machine comprising a synthetic construction incorporating nanoparticles in a polymeric resin matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Kadant Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kadant Web Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8206556
    Abstract: A blade for creping a paper web from a dryer surface is provided, said blade having a sliding surface facing the dryer surface during use of the blade, a web impact surface upon which the paper web impacts during creping, and a working apex formed between the sliding surface and the web impact surface, wherein the working apex is located no more than 30 percent of the total blade thickness away from a neutral fiber of the blade. Preferably, the working apex of the inventive creping blade is located at or close to the neutral fiber of the blade. A method for manufacturing the blade is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: BTG Eclepens S.A.
    Inventor: Alexandre Claudon
  • Publication number: 20120125554
    Abstract: A device for drying and treating a fiber-based moving fiber web (1) in a machine intended for producing tissue paper includes a metal belt (2) which is arranged to support the fiber web (1) and to transfer the fiber web (1) in the machine direction and which metal belt (2) is arranged as a continuous rotating cycle, at least one roll (3) the shell of which is in contact with the metal belt (2) arranged to rotate around, which roll (3) is for supporting and/or controlling the metal belt (2), and at least one counter element (5) arranged to create a contact area outside the metal belt (2) between the metal belt (2) and the counter element (5) for a process zone (6), via which process zone (6) the fiber web (1) is arranged to travel when using the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Reijo Pietikäinen, Jani Hakola, Mika Viljanmaa, Jari Ilomäki
  • Publication number: 20120012267
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing fiber webs from fiber conveying supports are disclosed including a doctor beam, a doctor blade having a web contacting edge, a hose for fluids for applying a force between the doctor beam and the doctor blade when pressurized to move the web contacting edge towards the fiber conveying support, the fiber web having a basis weight over 1000 g/m2, the doctor blade and doctor beam being pivotably attached, and the hose arranged for applying the force at a distance form the pivotable attachment to move the web contacting edge by pivoting the doctor blade relative to the doctor beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Leif Ödmark
  • Patent number: 8083897
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a fibrous web that includes a smooth roll and at least one opposing element. The smooth roll and the at least one opposing element are arranged to form at least one press nip, a felt is structured and arranged to guide the fibrous web through the at least one press nip, and an embossing belt is structured and arranged to receive the fibrous web from the smooth roll. The smooth roll and the embossing belt are arranged such that the fibrous web passes in an unsupported manner over a free draw between said smooth roll and said embossing belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Thoroee Scherb, Luiz Carlos Da Silva
  • Patent number: 8070916
    Abstract: Method and device for producing a web of tissue. In the method, the web of tissue is led over at least one drying cylinder, doctored off the latter with a creping doctor and then wound up by way of a winding device. The web of tissue is supported at least largely over the entire distance between creping doctor and winding device on one side by a transfer device, so that there is only a short free web draw, while its other side is free. The device includes at least one drying cylinder, a creping doctor arranged on the drying cylinder and a winding device that winds up the web of tissue. Between the creping doctor and the winding device, a transfer device at least largely bridges the entire distance which supports the web of tissue on one side. There is a short free web draw, but its other side is left free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Scherb, Luiz Carlos Silva
  • Patent number: 7976683
    Abstract: A machine for producing a fibrous web, in particular a paper web, paperboard web or tissue web, includes a former on which the fibrous web is formed on a structured belt and is dewatered between said structured belt and a forming belt, and a drying apparatus for the further dewatering of the fibrous web, through which the fibrous web is guided together with the structured belt and in which hot air flows through the permeable structured belt and the fibrous web. The forming fabric is formed by a printed forming fabric or a DSP fabric with zonally different permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Scherb
  • Publication number: 20110126999
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing a fibrous web that includes a smooth roll and at least one opposing element. The smooth roll and the at least one opposing element are arranged to form at least one press nip, a felt is structured and arranged to guide the fibrous web through the at least one press nip, and an embossing belt is structured and arranged to receive the fibrous web from the smooth roll. The smooth roll and the embossing belt are arranged such that the fibrous web passes in an unsupported manner over a free draw between said smooth roll and said embossing belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas THORÖE SCHERB, Luiz CARLOS DA SILVA
  • Patent number: 7951268
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production of a fibrous web, especially a tissue or hygienic web, the fibrous web runs through a press nip which is formed by a press unit and a backing roll and the web is subsequently run through a creping nip which is formed by the backing roll and a creping roll around which a textured belt is looped. Moreover, the creping roll is equipped with its own drive. The creping roll can be pressed against the backing roll through a pivoted lever whose pivoting axis which is parallel with the axes of the creping roll and is positioned such that the connecting line between the pivoting axis and the creping roll axis forms an angle of approximately 90° with the connecting line between the creping roll axis and the backing roll axis, when viewed in a vertical plane relative to these axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Andreas Meschenmoser, Werner Leitenberger
  • Publication number: 20110100573
    Abstract: A stationary working surface of a one roll microcreper member is of plastic resin having low wear and friction properties. As a primary pressing member subject to concentrated force it is 0.040 inch thick. One or both opposed retarder members of a bladed microcreper are of the plastic. Thermoplastics meeting wear and friction limits, e.g. ultra high density polyethylene, are employed. Primary member extensions, some having openings, slots or holes serve as flexible retarders to engage treated material. Parallel slots, preferably formed by water jet cutting, defining machine-direction fingers provide particular advantages, often greatest when the fingers begin upstream of the creping cavity, and stated dimensional limits observed. By a load-spreading surface, the thermoplastic primary member is restrained without distortion. A primary member shown is sheet form, mounted between sheet metal members, one with a restraint surface. Sheet materials of polyolefins, wood pulp, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: J. Drew Horn, Peter R. Smith, Richard C. Walton
  • Patent number: 7887673
    Abstract: Paper machine for manufacturing a fiber web of paper without through air drying (TAD) or pressing, comprising: a wet end, having a wire section with at least one forming wire, a clothing, being air and water permeable, and a dewatering unit for dewatering the fiber web; and a drying section, comprising a drying surface for the fiber web; and also a transfer roll for transferring the fiber web to the drying section, wherein the fiber web is supported by said clothing from the wire section all the way to and over the transfer roll. The clothing has a three dimensional structure for structuring the fiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Metso Paper Karlstad
    Inventors: Ingmar Andersson, Sören Sven Eriksson, Dennis Edward Jewitt, Ingvar Berndt Erik Klerelid, Anders Lindén, Lars B. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7828937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scraper blade holding device comprising a mounting unit into which a scraper blade is normally inserted. According to the present invention a scraper blade carrier, which has in its region projecting out of the mounting unit fastening means for a scraper blade, is inserted into the mounting unit. This has the advantages that scraper blades with reduced dimensions can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Helmut Strauch
  • Patent number: 7767060
    Abstract: A machine for creping sheet material such as paper, textiles, metal foils, or plastic, comprises a driving drum, and a pressing plate for pressing a length of sheet material against the drum to drive the material lengthwise in the machine direction, and a retarding member arranged to contact the lengthwise-driven sheet material to cause it to crepe. The pressing plate has a plurality of pressure application points or areas distributed across the width of the sheet material on the drum, the pressure application points or areas being associated with pneumatic cylinders for applying different pressures to different parts of the material across its width according to a given pressure profile. The pneumatic cylinders can be arranged in groups to provide an adjustable pressure profile across the material wherein the pressures applied at the opposite edges of the material and at intermediate parts of the material are adjustable independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Juan Antonio Torra Ratia
  • Patent number: 7718037
    Abstract: A creping foil having a machine direction, cross machine direction, and Z-direction normal to a plane formed by machine direction and cross machine directions. The creping foil also has a front face, back face, and bottom side. The front face has one or more top conduits with one or more upper pipes integrally mounted therein. The one or more upper pipes are rotatable about an axis in the cross machine direction and have one or more upper diameter holes. The bottom side has one or more bottom conduits with one or more lower pipes integrally mounted therein. The one or more lower pipes are rotatable about an axis in the cross machine direction and have one or more lower diameter holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Harvey Conn, Donald Wilson Adams, Jr., Mitchell Alan Malcolm
  • Patent number: 7691236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a doctor blade comprising: a body having a thickness, a sharp leading side, a trailing side, and working end comprising a bevel surface, wherein the bevel surface is defined by a leading edge and a trailing edge, and wherein the Ra of the bevel surface is from about 1 ?-in to about 7 ?-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter + Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Harvey Conn, Robert Charles Dreisig
  • Patent number: 7648612
    Abstract: A web of tissue is formed in a twin wire former, followed by an air press for water removal in the pressing section, passing onto a Yankee dryer. A headbox injects stock between upper and lower dryer fabrics brought together on a breast roll. The fabrics moves over vacuum boxes, and the web is heated with steam and passed between an upper pressure box and a lower vacuum box forming an air press which dewaters the web. A sheet transfer pickup vacuum box holds the sheet to the upper fabric as the lower fabric diverges from the upper fabric. A pressure roller transfers the web onto a Yankee dryer. The fabrics are cleaned on vertical runs before returning to the breast roll. A final forming fabric is arranged to operated at a lower speed than the penultimate forming fabric so that a rush transfer and creping like action takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignees: Metso Paper, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger A. Kanitz, Thomas D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7618518
    Abstract: A composite doctor arrangement for a web forming machine or web handling machine has a beam structure (10) with a mounting piece (13) fitted to it. A blade holder (11) is fitted to the mounting piece, with a blade (12) fitted to the blade holder (11). The mounting piece (13) is fitted axially and movably in the beam structure (10) by a form-locked mounting counterpiece (14), where the form locking is arranged so that it is fixed in the lateral direction of the blade (12) and essentially free in the longitudinal direction of the blade (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilkka Rata, Kalle Vaaraniemi
  • Publication number: 20090188643
    Abstract: A blade for creping a paper web from a dryer surface is provided, said blade having a sliding surface facing the dryer surface during use of the blade, a web impact surface upon which the paper web impacts during creping, and a working apex formed between the sliding surface and the web impact surface, wherein the working apex is located no more than 30 percent of the total blade thickness away from a neutral fiber of the blade. Preferably, the working apex of the inventive creping blade is located at or close to the neutral fiber of the blade. A method for manufacturing the blade is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: BTG ECLEPENS S.A.
    Inventor: Alexandre Claudon
  • Publication number: 20090183847
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for producing a fibrous web in an apparatus that includes at least one nip formed between a smooth roll and at least one opposing element, a felt and an embossing belt. The process includes guiding the fibrous web and the felt through the at least one press nip formed between the smooth roll and the at least one opposing element, and passing the fiber web, in an unsupported manner, over a free draw from the smooth roll onto an embossing belt. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Thoroe Scherb, Liuz Carlos Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20090139672
    Abstract: Creping and cutting procedure and equipment, for paper manufacture which consists of a creping doctor (1) carrying a blade (2) which carries out the creping; a corbel (12) which can pivot on a pivot shaft (5) in the geometrical centre of which the creping blade (2) works; primary means of actuation (3) which through the corbel (12) cause the rotation of the creping doctor (1) on a pivot shaft (4); and secondary means of actuation of variation of angle (6) which act on the corbel (12) and cause its rotation on a pivot shaft (5); in such a way that it is possible, with only two doctors (1), (7) to carry out the manoeuvres of creping, blade changing, cutting and cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Jose Joaquin AMONARRIZ, Jose Miguel ECHEBERRIA
  • Publication number: 20090056899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt for a machine for the production of web material, especially paper or cardboard, including a carrying structure and a pattern of wear-resistant material on at least one side of the carrying structure. The invention further relates to a machine for the production of a fibrous web in which the inventive belt is utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Martin Ringer, David Ponton, Tiny Willems, Marc Begin, Emma Brown, Antony Morton
  • Publication number: 20090008053
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production of a fibrous web, especially a tissue or hygienic web, the fibrous web runs through a press nip which is formed by a press unit and a backing roll and the web is subsequently run through a creping nip which is formed by the backing roll and a creping roll around which a textured belt is looped. Moreover, the creping roll is equipped with its own drive. The creping roll can be pressed against the backing roll through a pivoted lever whose pivoting axis which is parallel with the axes of the creping roll and is positioned such that the connecting line between the pivoting axis and the creping roll axis forms an angle of approximately 90° with the connecting line between the creping roll axis and the backing roll axis, when viewed in a vertical plane relative to these axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Christian Schmid, Andreas Meschenmoser, Werner Leitenberger
  • Publication number: 20080264592
    Abstract: A creping foil having a machine direction, cross machine direction, and Z-direction normal to a plane formed by machine direction and cross machine directions. The creping foil also has a front face, back face, and bottom side. The front face has one or more top conduits with one or more upper pipes integrally mounted therein. The one or more upper pipes are rotatable about an axis in the cross machine direction and have one or more upper diameter holes. The bottom side has one or more bottom conduits with one or more lower pipes integrally mounted therein. The one or more lower pipes are rotatable about an axis in the cross machine direction and have one or more lower diameter holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Harvey Conn, Donald Wilson Adams, Mitchell Alan Malcolm
  • Publication number: 20080257513
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus the surface of the web supporting face and/or the material forming the web supporting face are selected with a view to little crêping belt wear caused by operation of the apparatus, in particular with a view to a small coefficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Scherb, Luiz Carlos Silva, Rogerio Berardi
  • Publication number: 20080257514
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating a fibrous web, in particular for producing a tissue paper web, with at least one crêping nip which is limited on the one side by a crêping belt and on the other side by a web supporting face formed in particular by a mating roll and through which the fibrous web can be passed, whereby a relative speed is provided between the crêping belt and the web supporting face, whereby in order to achieve a good crêping effect with simultaneous little crêping belt wear the material and/or the structure of the web supporting face and the surface of the crêping belt are coordinated with each other with a view to reducing the crêping belt wear caused by operation of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas Scherb, Luiz Carlos Silva, Rogerio Berardi
  • Publication number: 20080105394
    Abstract: The drying cylinder of a papermachine is provided a creping adhesive coating including a creping adhesive resin composition and a low temperature ionic liquid or a low temperature quasi-ionic liquid, the liquid being characterized by a melting temperature of 100° C. or less as well as low volatility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Bruce J. Kokko
  • Publication number: 20080036135
    Abstract: A stationary working surface of a one roll microcreper member is of plastic resin having low wear and friction properties. As a primary pressing member subject to concentrated force it is 0.040 inch thick. One or both opposed retarder members of a bladed microcreper are of the plastic. Thermoplastics meeting wear and friction limits, e.g. ultra high density polyethylene, are employed. Primary extensions, some having openings, slots or holes serve as flexible retarders to engage treated material. By a load-spreading surface, the thermoplastic primary member is restrained without distortion. By this surface being linear it slideably inserts into a mounting. By this surface being parallel to the roll axis the primary member is free for cross-machine thermal expansion. A primary member shown is sheet form, mounted between sheet metal members, one with a restraint surface. Sheet materials of polyolefins, wood pulp, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: J. Drew Horn, Peter R. Smith, Richard C. Walton
  • Publication number: 20080029237
    Abstract: A swing paper machine configured to manufacture both wet crepe paper web having a moisture content of at least 20% and dry crepe paper web having a moisture content less than about 15%. The paper machine includes a Yankee dryer having a paper web positioned thereon, a creping doctor blade configured to remove the paper web from the Yankee dryer as either the wet crepe paper web or the dry crepe paper web, a first reel, at least one carrier web, and at least one dryer. The wet crepe paper web is carried by the at least one carrier web to the at least one dryer for reducing a moisture content of the wet crepe paper web. The wet crepe paper web bypasses engagement with the first reel. The dry crepe paper web engages the first reel and is wound into a parent roll. The paper machine is changeable between manufacture of wet and dry crepe paper web without altering a position of the first reel and the at least one carrier web relative to the Yankee dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Dennis Michael Urbanek, John Earle Wells
  • Patent number: 7311804
    Abstract: Doctor blades are provided for multiple positions within a paper or board making machine. A single doctor blade of a standard length or a reel of doctor blade material has markings which permit a variety of doctor blade sizes to be readily cut. If a standard length doctor blade is used, the length of the blade is chosen to be at least as long as the longest doctor blade required for a particular papermaking machine. If the material is in a reel, the markings may be at regular numbered intervals. If a pattern of rivets is connected to the blade, and the rivets must have a given relationship with a blade holder, blade length may be marked out in such a way that some blade material is discarded in order to position the rivets when shorter blades are cut from the blade reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Breiten, Markku Lemetyinen
  • Patent number: 7309402
    Abstract: A doctor blade holder comprises upper and lower mutually spaced jaw components defining a slot. A doctor blade is removably retained in the slot, and nozzles in one of the jaw components are arranged to direct fluid under pressure into the slot for application to the doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Kadant Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Reid, Bilal Mehmood
  • Publication number: 20070187057
    Abstract: A device for the detachable fixing of a holder for a doctor blade located in a paper production plant, it being possible for the doctor blade, which is assigned to a supporting or guiding roll for the wire, for the felt or for the paper web, to be set in its position with respect to the supporting or guiding roll by way of an actuating device and, furthermore, it being possible for the holder for the doctor blade to be displaced on a support for the holder by way of a guide at least approximately in the axial direction of the supporting or guiding roll and fixed on the support in the operating position. A pressure hose is disposed between the holder for the doctor blade and the support. The pressure hose allows the holder for the doctor blade to be clamped to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Klaus Bartelmuss, Heinz Bartelmuss
  • Patent number: 7244340
    Abstract: A blade for creping has been described. The blade according to the invention has a ceramic top layer covering the working edge of the blade, as well as the surface upon which the web impacts during creping. The ceramic top layer is a ceramic composition having a content of chromia. Preferably, the ceramic composition of the top layer comprises chromia-titania, with a titania content of up to 25% by weight, and preferably between 10% and 15% titania.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: BTG Eclepens S.A.
    Inventors: Jean Francois Laithier, Silvano Freti
  • Patent number: 7241364
    Abstract: A web of tissue is formed in a twin wire former, followed by an air press for water removal in the pressing section, passing onto a Yankee dryer. A headbox injects stock between upper and lower dryer fabrics brought together on a breast roll. The fabrics moves over vacuum boxes, and the web is heated with steam and passed between an upper pressure box and a lower vacuum box forming an air press which dewaters the web. A sheet transfer pickup vacuum box holds the sheet to the upper fabric as the lower fabric diverges from the upper fabric. A pressure roller transfers the web onto a Yankee dryer. The fabrics are cleaned on vertical runs before returning to the breast roll. A final forming fabric is arranged to operated at a lower speed than the penultimate forming fabric so that a rush transfer and creping like action takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignees: Metso Paper, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roger A. Kanitz, Thomas D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7056421
    Abstract: The specification discloses a waterbox for applying an aqueous mixture, such as a starch mixture, to a web in a calender stack. The waterbox includes a spillway disposed adjacent a calender stack having a bottom plate, substantially parallel front and rear walls, and substantially parallel first and second end walls. The waterbox also includes an elongate lip for which extends from adjacent the front wall of the reservoir to a position adjacent a roll of the calender stack to form a pond area. A weir is provided for controlling the amount of mixture in the pond. Additionally the waterbox includes an inlet or a plurality of inlets for introduction of mixture into the pond area located below the pond level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: James L. Ferguson, III, James L. Allen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7048826
    Abstract: A method for target application of a Performance Enhancing Material to a creping cylinder in order to improve a tissue making operation is described and claimed. The method involves dividing the creping cylinder into Zones and then applying the desired Performance Enhancing Material on a Zone by Zone basis such that each Zone has the optimal Performance Enhancing Material present. Furthermore, a method to ascertain the amount and pattern of application of the Performance Enhancing Material used on the creping cylinder is described and claimed. This method involves adding an inert fluorescent tracer to said Performance Enhancing Material and then to use a fluorometer to look for the tracer on the creping cylinder, and/or on the creped tissue product and/or in the water removed from the felt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Sammy L. Archer, Gary S. Furman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7048828
    Abstract: A tissue paper crimper of greater rigidity is provided by mounting crimper disks to linear bearings which in turn are mounted to a carriage which can be positioned in the cross machine direction on a frame. The crimper disks are pressed against anvil roll pneumatic actuators. The use of linear bearings allows the crimper to run at higher operating speeds. An air knife is positioned so that a jet of air following a Coanda surface periodically blows against the rotating crimping wheel and thereby removes fibers before they build up. Buildup of fibers on the crimping wheels from the tissue webs being crimped can cause the wheels to become unbalanced, resulting in undesirable vibration. The rigid mounting and the prevention of fiber buildup will allow the crimper of this invention to operate at higher machine speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith G. Wiedow, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 6998018
    Abstract: A creped tissue paper is made by creping a tissue paper from a drying cylinder with a creping doctor, receiving the creped web on a carrying fabric, carrying the creped web on the carrying fabric through a compression nip that compresses the web to substantially reduce its thickness and improve softness of the web, and carrying the creped, compressed web on the carrying fabric or a subsequent fabric to a reel-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper Karlstad AB
    Inventors: Ingvar Berndt Erik Klerelid, Johan Ulf Rågård
  • Patent number: 6977028
    Abstract: A method of drying a paper web is provided. The method utilizes a dryer, such as a through-dryer, having a first dryer section and a second dryer section. Within the first dryer section, a relatively wet paper web is dried at an elevated temperature, such as between about 400° F. to about 500° F. After being dried by the first dryer section, the web is relatively dry and is further dried by the second dryer section at a reduced temperature, such as between about 300° F. to about 400° F. A variety of control techniques can also be utilized to control the temperature of each dryer section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell F. Ross, Jark C. Lau
  • Patent number: 6896770
    Abstract: A Yankee cylinder or the like at the dry end of a paper machine has at least a drying cylinder, a hood covering the drying cylinder, a web guiding means, and a roller. After the drying cylinder at the dry end of the machine, seen in the machine direction, a covered area which above and on the sides is at least mainly covered extends at least to the area of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Osmo Lamminpää, Juha Leimu, Carlo Morini
  • Patent number: 6867155
    Abstract: A multiplayer composite doctor blade has a side edge configured for application to the surface of a rotating roll in a paper making machine. The doctor blade has an inner core and intermediate layers preferably enclosed by outer layers. The inner core is predominantly polymeric material. The intermediate layers on opposite sides of the core include reinforcing fibers. The side edge of the doctor blade has an abrasiveness as measured by ASTM test method D5181-91 of between about 4.0 to 5.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Kadant Web Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen J. Brauns, Stacey L. Jackson