Formed Of Or Including A Continuous Member Of Sheet-like Material (e.g., Canvas, Etc.) Patents (Class 198/846)
  • Patent number: 10625943
    Abstract: A composite belt may include a profile, and a belt. The profile may have a strip, and nodules. The profile may be attached to the belt such that each nodule extends out from the belt. The composite belt may be included in a cooking apparatus that may also include a housing, a heat source, and a drive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy P. Pollock
  • Patent number: 10093476
    Abstract: A collating system for rivets is provided that includes a rivet holder for supporting rivets in a predetermined pattern. In one form, the rivet holder includes a body having cavities for supporting the rivets therein. The rivet holder body includes a top plate member and a bottom plate member. The rivet holder has drive heads connected to the top plate member via frangible portions and the bottom plate member has retaining webs disposed below the drive heads. The top and bottom plates are secured together to capture heads of the rivets between the drive heads and retaining webs. The drive heads may be driven downward to drive the rivet heads from the rivet holder and into bores of a guide block with the retaining webs flexing to release the rivet head from the lower bottom plate member. A method of using the rivet collating system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Flexible Steel Lacing Company
    Inventor: Joseph Vogrig
  • Patent number: 10011088
    Abstract: A semi-finished product arrangement for producing a fiber composite component by molding a planar semi-finished fiber composite product in a molding tool is provided. The arrangement includes the semi-finished fiber composite product and multiple holding elements fixed in place thereon and each extending beyond the edge of the semi-finished fiber composite product. The holding elements are countersunk in recesses of the semi-finished fiber composite product, in order to avoid a projection in terms of height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Premium Aerotec GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Edelmann, Tanja Frese, Philip Hasemann, Juergen Krone, Helmut Krumpen, Andreas Leis, Angelos Miaris, Tim Neitzel, Arnoldt Quiring
  • Patent number: 9950864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conveyor system, comprising a conveyor belt, which has a carrying-side cover plate (3) and a running-side cover plate (4), and comprising drums, supporting rollers, and supporting frames, wherein the conveyor system forms a material-conveying upper run having a feed point for the conveying material and a mostly material-free lower run. For a further sufficient flame-inhibiting effect that does not negatively affect the further physical properties of the conveyor belt and that does not pose a health hazard to persons, animals, or the environment, the carrying-side (carrying side) cover plate (3) and/or the running-side (running side) cover plate (4) contains at least one flameproofing agent, wherein the flameproofing agent is free of bromium and bromium compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Lotz, Jens Löschner
  • Patent number: 9873593
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car of an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members arranged in a lengthwise direction and a jacket substantially retaining the plurality of tension members. The jacket includes a traction portion, a back portion, and an inner portion between the traction portion and the back portion. The traction portion is formed from a first material and the inner portion is formed from a second material having an increased fire resistance compared to the first material. A method of forming an elevator system belt includes arranging a plurality of tension members in a lengthwise direction and securing the plurality of tension members in a jacket by at least partially enclosing the plurality of tension members in the jacket. The jacket includes a traction portion, a back portion, and an inner portion having a greater fire resistance than the traction portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Papas, Michael R. Carey, Daniel A. Mosher
  • Patent number: 9717182
    Abstract: A feederhouse for a combine harvester comprises an endless conveyor having at least two traction means made of inherently flexible material circulating about the deflection rollers and offset from one another in the axial direction of the deflection rollers, between which conveying strips extend. The inner sides of the traction conveying strips are furnished with cams made of inherently flexible material. Anchor plates are embedded in each of the cams. A first fastener having a first head recessed within the individual cam extends through individual cams, through individual anchor plates and through individual conveying strips. The anchor plate comprises two non-circular openings, wherein the first fastener and the second fastener each have non-cylindrical outer circumferential surfaces received within the non-circular openings to inhibit rotation of each of the first fastener and the second fastener relative to the anchor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Martin Rittershofer, Volker Fuchs, Van Wolde Harm-Jan, Arjan Mulder
  • Patent number: 9335689
    Abstract: Provided are a polyimide tube that can be produced at a low cost and has good durability and a good offset property, a method for producing the polyimide tube, and a fixing belt which includes the polyimide tube as a base and which has good durability and a good offset property. Provided are a polyimide tube including a base resin containing a polyimide resin having good rigidity and a soft polyimide resin having good flexibility in a mass ratio of 30:70 to 70:30, 20% to 50% by volume of graphite, 3% by volume or more of a highly conductive carbon black particle, and 0.5% by volume or more of a carbon nanotube relative to the volume of the base resin, a method for producing the polyimide tube, and a fixing belt including the polyimide tube as a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE POLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Shingo Nakajima, Jun Sugawara, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Daisuke Shoji
  • Patent number: 9316285
    Abstract: A belt fastener is provided where, in one form, a washer is assembled on a bolt that extends through a recessed aperture in a lower plate of the belt fastener. An inclined cup wall of the lower plate extends toward the recessed aperture and is for seating of the bolt head thereagainst with the shank extending through the aperture. In accordance with one aspect, the washer is sized to fit into the area of the aperture so that when an upper plate is applied to the belt ends for clamping the belt ends between the upper plate and the lower plate, the washer can be shifted into the aperture area and, if necessary, into the recess formed by the cup. In this manner, the washer is not extruded over the lower cup in contrast to larger washers of prior belt fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Flexible Steel Lacing Company
    Inventor: Mark Alan DeMont
  • Patent number: 8975197
    Abstract: A flexible non-porous laminate film structure is provided comprising a textile substrate having a fluorinated film laminated thereto, which is laminated at a temperature lower than the softening point of the predominant polymeric component of the fluoropolymer fiber. The resulting product is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Stern & Stern Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter B. Thornton, Arthur Russell Nelson
  • Patent number: 8783448
    Abstract: A conveyor belt comprising knit fabric of high practicality, and an apparatus which uses such a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt includes weft knit fabric. Suction of air from below belt(s) is used to convey sheet-like and/or small thing(s) which are object(s) to be conveyed that are placed. The strength of filament(s) of knit fabric at side end(s) is adequately maintained. Loops exhibit mutual intertwining of filament(s) Pitch Ps of loops in width direction is formed so as to be smaller than pitch Pg of loops in conveying direction. Adjacent loops are mutually flattened and filament(s) of loop(s) are entangled, mutual intertwining of filament(s) causes knit fabric to have suppressed percentage elongation and increased strength in conveying direction, fraying of filament(s) at side end(s) of belt(s) is prevented, and strength is adequately increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sanwa Techno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Shoji, Kazuro Fukui, Takaomi Kurahashi, Masato Iida
  • Patent number: 8763792
    Abstract: A conveyance system includes a traveling member to transport an article installed for movement along a travel guide. A drive source arranged to drive the traveling member is a linear motor including an armature, disposed along the travel guide, and a mover on the secondary side installed on the traveling member. The travel guide includes a rectilinear section and a curved section. The armatures of the linear motor are spaced at a distance from each other and arranged such that a plurality of the armatures are arranged along the rectilinear section and the curved section of the travel guide. The travel guide is arranged to accommodate a plurality of traveling members mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Iwasaki, Kazuhiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8720675
    Abstract: A belt as traction mechanism for conveyor bands of agricultural machines. A belt member of polymer reinforced with fabric plies has an upper step and a lower step that are interconnected in a region of overlap via connection locations that are spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the belt. An inwardly disposed polymer layer is entirely absent in the region of overlap. The inner fabric plies of lower step and/or upper step extend into the region of overlap in a partial region that includes at least one connection location. The remaining fabric plies of upper step and lower step extend over the entire region of overlap, so that in the partial region the lower step and/or the upper step is provided with all of the fabric plies. Complementary tooth elements are provided on fabric plies that are disposed directly opposite one another in the region of overlap, and mesh with one another to effect interconnection of upper step and lower step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Arnold Jager Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Jurgen Gentz, Sebastian Jager
  • Publication number: 20140083824
    Abstract: A conveyor belt comprising knit fabric of high practicality, and an apparatus which uses such a conveyor belt. The conveyor belt includes weft knit fabric. Suction of air from below belt(s) is used to convey sheet-like and/or small thing(s) which are object(s) to be conveyed that are placed. The strength of filament(s) of knit fabric at side end(s) is adequately maintained. Loops exhibit mutual intertwining of filament(s) Pitch Ps of loops in width direction is formed so as to be smaller than pitch Pg of loops in conveying direction. Adjacent loops are mutually flattened and filament(s) of loop(s) are entangled, mutual intertwining of filament(s) causes knit fabric to have suppressed percentage elongation and increased strength in conveying direction, fraying of filament(s) at side end(s) of belt(s) is prevented, and strength is adequately increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: SANWA TECHNO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Shoji, Kazuro Fukui, Takaomi Kurahashi, Masato Iida
  • Publication number: 20140001014
    Abstract: A conveyor belt comprises woven fabric having a mesh structure which imparts the belt with air permeability permitting suction of air therethrough. In one embodiment, the woven fabric is such that a portion made in plain weave in a low-density weave pattern of prescribed width in which at least one warp yarn and at least one weft yarn are woven together alternates with a portion made in satin weave in a high-density weave pattern of prescribed width in which five to twelve warp yarns and the same at least one warp yarn as in the low-density weave pattern are woven together. This alternation of low-density weave pattern(s) and high-density weave pattern(s) may create stripe(s) disposed in the conveying direction of the belt. Portion(s) made in satin weave may be disposed at one or both side end(s) of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SANWA TECHNO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu SHOJI, Kazuro FUKUI
  • Publication number: 20130341164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label conveyor belt including a carrier material. It is characterized in that a carrier material of the label conveyor belt has applied thereto a nano- or micro structured coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Hendrik Frank, Daniel Siegenbrink
  • Publication number: 20130280531
    Abstract: A flexible non-porous laminate film structure is provided comprising a textile substrate having a fluorinated film laminated thereto, which is laminated at a temperature lower than the softening point of the predominant polymeric component of the fluoropolymer fiber. The resulting product is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: STERN & STERN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter B. Thornton, Arthur Russell Nelson
  • Publication number: 20130228422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling, by means of sewing, two ends (2, 3) of a conveyor belt (1) consisting of a carcass (4) and a covering (5), said method including the following steps: preparing the ends so as to impart a suitable shape thereto; depositing the covering over a predetermined length of each of the ends; sewing, along a predetermined sewing field, in order to assemble the two carcasses; and positioning a covering so as to cover the seam. The ends of said belt to be assembled have a toothed or staggered shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Herve Mathieu, Daniel Roessner, Jean-Yves Drean, Jean-Francois Osselin
  • Patent number: 8485348
    Abstract: A suction belt (1) for transporting tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes has a fabric (5) comprising warp threads (6) and weft threads (7), the ends (2,3) of which suction belt are connected in a connecting region (4) to form a continuous suction belt (1). The weft threads (7) and/or the warp threads (6), at least in the connecting region (4), have a light-absorbing material (8). The continuous suction belt (1) is laser welded in the connecting region (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Max Schlatterer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Strobel, Frank Bez, Manfred Schneider
  • Patent number: 8376130
    Abstract: A conveyor system includes a cartridge, which defines a section of the conveyor. In one embodiment, the cartridge includes a number of wheels, which are designed as a unit for a conveyor section and the wheels of the cartridge are designed to hold a belt. A conveyor section, in one optional embodiment, includes integrated sensors for detecting the presence of a container (e.g., FOUP), and each conveyor section can implement precision sheet metal rails that facilitate high speed FOUP transport. In one embodiment, each conveyor section has two sides. Each side has a cartridge that has a belt. In particular embodiments, one side of the conveyor section includes a drive motor, that drives the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Muratec Automation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Roumen Deyanov, Michel Pharand, Michael Krolak, Theodore W. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120285616
    Abstract: A belt includes a rubber core covered with a cover fabric including conductivity filaments oriented in warp and weft yarn directions. The method of preparing the belt comprises (i) preparing a cover fabric by orienting conductivity filaments in warp and weft yarn directions, and (ii) covering the cover fabric on a rubber core. The belt is environment-friendly because carbon black, which may produce environmentally hazardous substances, is excluded from the belt. The conductivity filaments are oriented in canvas of the belt with a predetermined interval, so that electrical conductivity can be represented on the entire surface of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Chang Wook Choi
  • Publication number: 20120255838
    Abstract: A suction belt (1) for transporting tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes has a fabric (5) comprising warp threads (6) and weft threads (7), the ends (2,3) of which suction belt are connected in a connecting region (4) to form a continuous suction belt (1). The weft threads (7) and/or the warp threads (6), at least in the connecting region (4), have a light-absorbing material (8). The continuous suction belt (1) is laser welded in the connecting region (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: Max Schlatterer GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Manfred STROBEL, Frank Bez, Manfred Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120234649
    Abstract: Device for feeding metal into melting plant, in particular into melting furnace including hearth and lateral aperture. Device includes means to feed metal terminally associated with a connection conveyor including a loading plane and cooperating with translation and positioning means. Connection conveyor able to assume first position during continuous loading step, wherein its front terminal end is located substantially flush with the furnace internal wall through the aperture, to introduce metal inside the furnace; a second position distanced from the furnace wall during the step of tapping liquid metal from the furnace; and a third position while first loading the furnace, with the furnace switched off, wherein its loading plane front end is inside the furnace volume to be disposed in proximity to the distal internal wall opposite the furnace proximal internal wall, to unload and distribute a charge to cover at least part of the furnace bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: DANIELI & C. OFFICINE MECCANICHE SPA
    Inventors: Gianpietro Benedetti, Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 8267242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a large seamless belt which is prevented from being curled in a width direction of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Sung Kim, Ki Nam Kwak, Deug Soo Ryu, Jeong Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8261906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rubber composition for a conveyor belt, which is characterized by containing 0.5-3 parts by weight of zinc dimethacrylate, 1-10 parts by weight of a cobalt neodecanoate compound and 0.5-4 parts by weight of cobalt stearate per 100 parts by weight of the rubber component. Also disclosed is a conveyor belt in which a galvanized steel cord that is covered with an adhesive rubber layer is arranged as the core body between cover rubber layers, said conveyor belt being characterized in that the adhesive rubber layer is formed from the above-described rubber composition. The rubber composition has excellent adhesion to a galvanized steel cord, good rolling performance and good laminatability. The conveyor belt using the rubber composition has excellent durability and productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Nakano
  • Publication number: 20120195656
    Abstract: Provided is a resin material including at least one of a reaction product and a mixture of a polyimide and a polyurethane that is a polymer of an isocyanate with an acrylic resin containing a side chain having a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Hisae YOSHIZAWA, Kaoru TORIKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20120053020
    Abstract: A belt comprising a foamed layer (1, 3, 6, 17, 23), characterised in that this foamed layer (1, 3, 6, 17, 23) contains a foam of a thermoplastic elastomer which in the unfoamed state has a Shore A hardness of at the most 85. The thermoplastic elastomer may in particular be a substantially random ethylene/C3-12-?-olefin copolymer, optionally blended with a compatible thermoplastic; a thermoplastic elastomeric block copolymer such as TPE-U; a blend of thermoplastics and elastomers; an alloy of thermoplastics and elastomers; a thermoplastic elastomeric ionomer; a blend of TPE-U with another thermoplastic elastomer; or a blend of TPE-U with an elastomer. The belt may in particular be a conveyor belt, a transport belt, a treadmill belt or a printing blanket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HABASIT AG
    Inventor: Marshall Wright
  • Publication number: 20110297060
    Abstract: A device, which conveys and handles material from a combustion boiler, includes at least one conveyor belt and a housing surrounding the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt includes at least one horizontal collection area and a handling area. The housing includes at least one outlet for the material. Furthermore, the handling area has a first length of at least 10 m and an inclination of at least 38°. Some arrangements relate to a corresponding combustion plant and to a method for handling hot ash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: CLYDE BERGEMANN DRYCON GMBH
    Inventors: Rafael Moreno Rueda, Carsten Wilhelm Michelbrink
  • Patent number: 8007917
    Abstract: A non-halogenated rubber compound is provided for use in conveyor belts, particularly those used in underground mining. The non-halogenated rubber compound is fire-resistant in accordance with MSHA standards and produces acceptable levels of toxicity and smoke upon burning. Such non-halogenated rubber compound includes a blend of rubbery polymers in combination with aluminum trihydrate, which is a fire retardant, and optionally a phosphate plasticizer, which can provide the rubber compound with a more desirable workability. The blend of rubbery polymers is composed of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, and optionally styrene-butadiene rubber, such blend being present in a total amount of 100 phr. In one embodiment, the aluminum trihydrate is present in an amount of about 30 phr to about 150 phr. In another embodiment, the phosphate plasticizer is present in an amount of about 10 phr to about 60 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Alexander, David Joseph Maguire
  • Publication number: 20110201241
    Abstract: The invention relates to embodiments of a new composite material comprising at least a first plastic material and particles of magnetizable, magnetized or metal material. The invention further concerns an article made of the composite material and a method for obtaining an article from the composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: P.R. NASTRI TRASPORTATORI S.N.C. DI RUBINO VINCENZ O & RUBINO ATTILIO
    Inventor: Attilio Rubino
  • Publication number: 20110180375
    Abstract: A conveying system comprises a frame and an endless belt moveable relative to the frame. The belt comprises a first fabric layer having an inner surface and an outer surface that at least partially forms an upper surface of the belt. A composition comprising a flame retardant is adhered to the inner surface of the first fabric layer such that the composition at least partially forms the inner surface of the first fabric layer. A second fabric layer has an inner surface and an outer surface that at least partially forms a bottom surface of the belt. A composition comprising polyurethane is adhered to the inner surface of the second fabric layer such that the composition at least partially forms the inner surface of the second fabric layer. An at least substantially solid lubricant composition is impregnated in the second fabric layer and at least partially forms the bottom surface of the belt. The belt is supported on a slider bed for movement across the slider bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: FORBO SIEGLING, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Philip Leighton, Sandra Vause Canipe
  • Publication number: 20110168527
    Abstract: A conveyor system having a first conveyor intersecting a second conveyor is provided. A multi-belt transition conveyor assembly is provided at the intersection of the first and second conveyors. The transition conveyor assembly includes a plurality of parallel conveyors of varying lengths. Each belt includes a link belt and a support layer connected to the link belt. The support layer overhangs the link belt and may be comprised of a series of separate elements extending along the length of the link belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Francis B. Fatato, Jeremy M. Bigler
  • Publication number: 20110114450
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transport foil/film as well as a transport system for holding and transport of at least one thin flexible substrate and a corresponding method and a use of a flexible transport foil/film for holding and for transport of at least one thin, flexible substrate, the substrates being able to be fixed or being fixed at least temporarily on the transport foil/film and the transport foil/film being drivable by driving means for transport of the substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Paul Lindner, Thomas Glinsner, Gerald Kreindl
  • Patent number: 7939175
    Abstract: A non-halogenated rubber compound is provided for use in conveyor belts, particularly those used in underground mining. The non-halogenated rubber compound is fire-resistant in accordance with MSHA standards and produces acceptable levels of toxicity and smoke upon burning. Such non-halogenated rubber compound includes a blend of rubbery polymers in combination with aluminum trihydrate, which is a fire retardant, and optionally a phosphate plasticizer, which can provide the rubber compound with a more desirable workability. The blend of rubbery polymers is composed of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, and optionally styrene-butadiene rubber, such blend being present in a total amount of 100 phr. In one embodiment, the aluminum trihydrate is present in an amount of about 30 phr to about 150 phr. In another embodiment, the phosphate plasticizer is present in an amount of about 10 phr to about 60 phr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Alexander, David Joseph Maguire
  • Publication number: 20110083945
    Abstract: A conveyor belt having a width and a length, and a longitudinal centerline, also has a first longitudinal edge, and an opposing second longitudinal edge and a load bearing region. The load bearing region is located evenly about the belt longitudinal centerline, throughout the length of the belt. The conveyor belt also has a first flexibility region and a second flexibility region, wherein the first flexibility region is located between the first longitudinal edge and the load bearing region, and the second flexibility region is located between the second longitudinal edge and the load bearing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Terry Dean Graber, Wesley James Billups
  • Patent number: 7866464
    Abstract: A thin-section conveyor apparatus for transporting thin sections that have been prepared by thinly cutting an embedded block, which transports the thin sections to a liquid bath by mounting them on the upper plane of a conveyor belt having a longitudinal linear body extended along the direction of transportation and a transverse linear body disposed perpendicular to the longitudinal linear body, provided that the density of the transverse linear body for the part on which the thin sections are to be mounted is lower than that of the transverse linear body of the other places. It provides thin sections almost free of entraining bubbles. A thin-section scooping tool and a method for transporting thin sections are also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyatani, Koji Fujimoto, Tetsumasa Ito
  • Publication number: 20100300849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a belt to transport a material web in a web producing and/or web converting machine, especially a paper, cardboard or tissue machine from a first transfer location to a second transfer location, whereby the belt is bordered in a cross direction on each side by a respective longitudinal edge, whereby the belt includes a weight-carrying base structure which is disposed between a paper side polymer layer and a machine side polymer layer and in the region of at least one longitudinal edge an edge reinforcement is provided. The present invention is characterized in that the edge reinforcement is formed in that the two polymer layers protrude in the region of the longitudinal edge in the cross direction beyond the base structure and a hereby created groove extending in the longitudinal direction of the belt is filled at least in sections with a polymer material. The present invention also relates to a method for the manufacture of a belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Spence, Paul Raymond Riding, John Jeffery, Andrew Allum
  • Publication number: 20100230253
    Abstract: A continuous conveyor belt (1) has a transporting side and a driving side (31). Arranged on the driving side (31) are driving ribs (2), spaced evenly apart in the running direction (9) of the conveyor belt and running transversely to the running direction (9) of the conveyor belt. The driving ribs (2) have lateral guiding elements (21) for longitudinally guiding the conveyor belt (1) on teeth of a driving element. These lateral guiding elements (21) are formed in the manner of crests of a wave. This ensures good cleanability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Viola Fleig, Edgar Von Gellhorn, Dieter Guldenfels
  • Publication number: 20100213034
    Abstract: In a mail-handling machine having a conveyor path for conveying the mailpieces, which path is defined by a longitudinal referencing wall and by a top referencing wall, there is provided a conveyor and jogger belt formed of a continuous strip having two opposite faces, namely an inside face provided with a set of teeth suitable for co-operating with drive cogs for driving the belt, and an outside face provided with a plurality of flexible blades spaced apart at a predetermined distance, the free ends of said flexible blades providing both support for said flat articles while they are being conveyed and also jogging for jogging them against the top referencing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Werner BRUNNHUBER, Martin LASINGER, Robert STAHL
  • Publication number: 20100102810
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the condition of a conveyor belt having magnetically permeable cords, has a magnetic field generator for generating a magnetic field to magnetize the cords, in use, a magnetic field sensing unit for sensing the magnetic field provided, in use, by the cords, the sensing unit comprising an array of spaced magnetic field sensors, the spacing of the sensors being sufficiently close to discriminate between adjacent cords. The spacing of the sensors depends on the spacing of the cords, and may be less than half the spacing between cords of a conveyor belt. The sensors may be direction sensitive and the sensors may be oriented in more than one direction, to sense the perpendicular and other components of the magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Advance Imaging Technologies (Proprietary) Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael John Alport, Frederick Jacques Basson, Thavashen Padayachee
  • Publication number: 20100080673
    Abstract: A transport device for a vacuum processing system, a drive unit for high temperature processes in vacuum processing systems, and a vacuum processing system employ a drive unit which operates without the polygonal effect, can be connected endlessly, is suitable for high temperatures, is insensitive to radiation heat, does not generate degassing and does not need a lubricant. The drive unit includes a traction element, guided around at least two deflecting rollers. The traction element is a continuous metal strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: VON ARDENNE ANLAGENTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hubertus VON DER WAYDBRINK, Udo WILLKOMMEN, Michael HENTSCHEL, Marco KENNE
  • Patent number: 7678332
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive arrangement for a series of cuvettes (C) forming a strip (2) fixed by means of a film (3) in an automatic analytical device (1), comprising at least one toothed belt (12), the teeth of which engage with the corresponding forms of the cuvettes. The above finds application in an automatic analytical device, particularly for the determination of the rate of change of the physical state of a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Diagnostica Stago
    Inventors: Alain Rousseau, Khaled Abou-Saleh
  • Publication number: 20100051423
    Abstract: Disclosed is a large seamless belt which is prevented from being curled in a width direction of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ji Sung KIM, Ki Nam Kwak, Deug Soo Ryu, Jeong Han Kim
  • Publication number: 20100044189
    Abstract: A non-halogenated rubber compound is provided for use in conveyor belts, particularly those used in underground mining. The non-halogenated rubber compound is fire-resistant in accordance with MSHA standards and produces acceptable levels of toxicity and smoke upon burning. Such non-halogenated rubber compound includes a blend of rubbery polymers in combination with aluminum trihydrate, which is a fire retardant, and optionally a phosphate plasticizer, which can provide the rubber compound with a more desirable workability. The blend of rubbery polymers is composed of natural rubber and butadiene rubber, and optionally styrene-butadiene rubber, such blend being present in a total amount of 100 phr. In one embodiment, the aluminum trihydrate is present in an amount of about 30 phr to about 150 phr. In another embodiment, the phosphate plasticizer is present in an amount of about 10 phr to about 60 phr.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Michael Alexander, David Joseph Maguire
  • Publication number: 20100025199
    Abstract: A method for applying a marking to a belt includes applying an electromagnetic radiation to a surface of the belt so as to mark the belt in at least one region of the belt, wherein the marking modifies at least one optical property of the belt according to a predetermined contoured marking and leaves mechanical and/or chemical properties in the at least one region substantially unchanged as compared with other regions of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: FORBO SIEGLING GMBH
    Inventor: Angelo Ditaranto
  • Publication number: 20090223878
    Abstract: Method and system for batching of supplied objects in batches in such a manner that a batch fulfils predefined criteria as regards the number of objects, weight, orientation and/or type(s) of objects, wherein the weight of each object is determined the objects are transported by means for object transport, a selective transferral of the objects from said means for object transport to batching means is performed by means of a plurality of handlings means of the robot type in as a group or batch of objects is produced in consideration of said predefined criteria, and wherein said group or batch of objects is transported further on by means of means for batch transportation. Preferably, said means for batch transportation may comprise a plurality of conveyor means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: SCANVAEGT INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Grundtvig, Mikael Krogh, Henrik F. Skyum, Ulrich Carlin Nielsen
  • Patent number: 7575113
    Abstract: A modular belt constructed of belt modules having a large open area, making the belt suitable for use as a traveling water screen. The modules include an intermediate portion composed of intersecting sets of link elements and transverse elements that form a gridlike pattern. Openings bounded by the walls of consecutive link elements and transverse elements form channels through the belt for the flow of water. The modules are connected together by hinge rods to form a belt that can be used as a water screen. Detachable flights or scoops for lifting debris or fish out of a stream are attachable to base modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kyle J. Sedlacek, Mitchell G. Pansano, Jr., Gilbert J. MacLachlan
  • Patent number: 7537108
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, a first conveyor system is provided that is adapted to deliver substrate carriers within a semiconductor device manufacturing facility. The first conveyor system includes a ribbon that forms a closed loop along at least a portion of the semiconductor device manufacturing facility. The ribbon is adapted to (1) be flexible in a horizontal plane and rigid in a vertical plane; and (2) transport a plurality of substrate carriers within at least a portion of the semiconductor device manufacturing facility. Numerous other aspects are provided, as are systems, methods and computer program products in accordance with these and other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Rice, Robert B. Lowrance, Martin R. Elliott, Jeffrey C. Hudgens, Eric A. Englhardt
  • Patent number: 7484618
    Abstract: A conveyor belt having a longer effective operating life when continuously conveying hot materials of the order of from about 300° F. to about 330° F. and without the need for premature production line shutdowns for belt shortening and resplicing. The belt includes woven upper and lower cotton fiber layers and two intermediate layers of woven polyester fibers. The layers are held together in face-to-back relationship with rubber skim that is subsequently vulcanized. The upper and lower cotton layers are structured to provide heat insulation for the inner polyester fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventor: Jerry D. Foust
  • Patent number: 7472788
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a conveyor for moving a semiconductor containers throughout a fabrication facility. In one embodiment, the conveyor comprises a plurality of individually controlled conveyor zones. Each conveyor zone includes a first belt, a second belt, a drive assembly for rotating the first belt and the second belt at substantially the same speed. The first belt and the second belt are driven at substantially the same speed and movably support the container's bottom plate as the container moves along the conveyor. In another embodiment, the conveyor includes sensors to determine, among other things, the position of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Asyst Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Bonora, Michael Krolak, Roger G. Hine
  • Patent number: 7464809
    Abstract: A flat belt is used for conveying an object on a surface of the flat belt. The flat belt has a tension member and fabric. The tension member is resistant to load in a longitudinal direction of the flat belt. The fabric is disposed on at least one of an inner side and an outer side of the tension member. And, the fabric is stretchable in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Nitta Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Nozaki, Seiichi Kitamura, Yoshiro Tamaki