Including Separate Reinforcing Elements Or Plural Sheet-formed Plies Patents (Class 198/847)
  • Patent number: 10569488
    Abstract: Provided are a method for setting the embedding depth of loop coils in a conveyor belt which can enhance the durability of a loop coil without testing a large number of samples, and a method for manufacturing a conveyor belt in which the loop coil is embedded. A two-dimensional or three-dimensional FEM analysis model of an actual conveyor belt is prepared, and the appropriate embedding depth of the loop coils in the actual conveyor belt, i.e., the rubber thickness between the core layer and the loop coils is set on the basis of at least one of a principal stress or a deformation amount occurring in the loop coil in the analysis model when a falling object having predetermined specifications is dropped from above an upper cover rubber in the analysis model onto the upper cover rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10533630
    Abstract: A belting connection for attaching a first end and a second end of belting. The belting has a thickness. The belting connection mechanism includes a first stepped region, a second stepped region and a first fastener. The first stepped region is proximate the first end. The first stepped region has a first aperture formed therein. The first stepped region has a first thickness. The second stepped region is proximate the second end. The second stepped region has a second aperture formed therein. The second stepped region has a second thickness. The first fastener extends through the first aperture and the second aperture to attach the first end to the second end. The first stepped region at least partially overlaps the second stepped region when the first end is attached to the second end. When the first end is attached to the second end, the first stepped region and the second stepped region have a combined thickness that is no greater than the thickness of the belting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Spudnik Equipment Co., LLC
    Inventors: Rainer Borgmann, Evan Steel, Michael A. Schroeder, Mark Beyer
  • Patent number: 10414592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rod belt for rod belt conveyors of agricultural machines comprising rods (5) arranged transverse to the direction of transport and parallel to each other, the rods (5) comprising flattened and perforated attachment areas (5.1) by means of which they lie in contact with elastic belts (2) of high tensile strength revolving parallel to each other and being connected to the belts (2) via rivets or similar attachment means penetrating the attachment area (5.1) and the belt (2), both ends (9) of which belt constituting a joint (8). It is the object of the invention to provide a rod belt of this type having an endless connection of high stability while, at the same time, being easy to disassemble and mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Arnold Jaeger Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Harm Jan Van Wolde
  • Patent number: 10246261
    Abstract: A conveyor belt including a pulley cover layer, a carry cover layer, and at least one reinforcement layer disposed within the belt between the pulley cover layer and the carry cover layer. The belt has a first edge section, a second edge section, and a load carrying section. The first edge section and the second edge section are located on each side of the conveyor belt, and the load carrying section is located between the first second edge sections. The reinforcement layer is comprised of a woven fabric which has weft threads extending across the width of the belt and passing into both the first edge section and the second edge section of the conveyor belt. The woven fabric also has warp threads located in the load carrying section of the conveyor belt extending longitudinally throughout the belt without passing into either the first or the second edge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Jeffery Lofgren, Don Belik, Douglas M. Gilg
  • Patent number: 10226897
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for impinging a heated fluid onto the surface of a substrate and then locally removing the impinged fluid. The apparatus and methods may be used to heat a surface of a substrate e.g. so that the substrate can be melt-bonded to another substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristopher K. Biegler, Michael R. Gorman
  • Patent number: 9709128
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article including an elastic main body on the basis of a vulcanized rubber (17) having an article surface that is susceptible to wear, which is provided with a textile layer. The textile layer, particularly a woven fabric (16) or knitted fabric, has a mesh design that allows the vulcanized rubber (17) to penetrate to the textile surface to form a textile-vulcanized rubber hybrid system (15), wherein the vulcanized rubber portion on the textile surface can be controlled by means of the stitch number, stitch width and the thread design of the textile layer. The article is in particular a drive belt and in connection with the primary intended use, a method for making a drive belt is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fleck, Henning Kanzow, Claus-Lüder Mahnken, Siegmar Gebhardt, Antoine Ishak, Marko Schleicher, Reinhold Moses, Thomas Baltes, Reinhard Teves
  • Patent number: 9457539
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a seaming element for attachment to an industrial textile. The industrial textile has opposed first and second seamable edge regions, while the seaming element has: i) a first lateral edge; ii) a second lateral edge; iii) a trailing edge; iv) a forward portion comprising a plurality of protruding seaming with successive loops spaced apart by an aperture, and v) a rearward portion continuous with the forward portion, with the rearward portion comprising an upper member and a lower member. The upper and lower members are substantially planar and have mutually opposed inner surfaces, with a portion of each inner surface bonded to the industrial textile at a selected one of the first and second seamable edge regions. At least one of the upper and lower member comprises one or more slits between the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge, with the one or more slits extending from the respective trailing edge in a direction towards the forward portion of the seaming element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan R. Manninen, Hongjian Zhou
  • Patent number: 9434429
    Abstract: A rubber crawler includes a rubber belt, a main cord layer that is incorporated within the rubber belt and includes a main cord extending around the crawler circumferential direction, a bias cord layer that is incorporated further to the crawler circumferential outside than the main cord layer and is configured from bias cords extending at an angle with respect to the crawler circumferential direction, a bias cord layer that is interposed between the bias cord layer and the main cord layer, and is configured from bias cords extending at an angle with respect to the crawler circumferential direction so as to intersect the first bias cords, and a reinforcement cord layer that is interposed between the bias cord layer and the bias cord layer, and is configured from reinforcement cords extending in the crawler width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BRIDESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 9371887
    Abstract: A splicing device (10) for closing a looped material band (1) comprising two splicing elements (20, 30) intimately linked to the ends (2, 3) of the material band (1), assembled together by fitting two toothings (22, 23) into each other, and locked by a transverse locking rod (15) inserted in the aligned transverse openings (14) of the teeth (13) of each toothing. The splicing elements (20, 30) are made out of a material compatible with that of the material band and comprise a traction core extending longitudinally up to the teeth (13) and surrounding the transverse opening (14) of teeth (13) of each toothing (22, 32) so that, when the splicing device (10) is assembled and locked, the traction cores of the splicing elements ensure the tensile strength of the splicing device (10) while remaining very flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Tanals S.A.S.
    Inventor: Pierre-Régis Frey
  • Patent number: 9359495
    Abstract: A rubber composition for heat-resistant conveyor belts according to the present technology contains an ethylene-butene copolymer and an ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer. The mass ratio of the ethylene-butene copolymer to the ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer [(ethylene-butene copolymer)/(ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer)] is from 5/95 to 95/5; and the amount of diene units in the ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer is 2.0% by mass or less per 100 parts by mass of the total of the ethylene-butene copolymer and the ethylene-propylene-diene copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Aya Sato
  • Patent number: 9340360
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a conveyor belt comprising: a load carrying core, an upper cover layer above said core, a pulley cover layer beneath said core, wherein the pulley cover layer includes at least one high elastic modulus layer which extends beneath at least a portion of the pulley cover layer and wherein the high elastic modulus layer is comprised of a high elastic modulus material and wherein the high elastic modulus material has elastic modulus which is within the range of 0.3 GPa to 220 GPa and wherein the high elastic modulus layer has a thickness which is within the range of 0.005 mm and 4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence K. Nordell, Yijun Zhang, Robin Bovaird Steven
  • Patent number: 9162819
    Abstract: In a force transmission belt or a conveyor belt, in particular a toothed belt, having a main belt body or a cord embedding zone made of a customary belt elastomer (20), in particular of polyurethane, and having at least one tension member of carbon cord (10; 1, 2) embedded in the elastomer (20), a material (30) is provided, which is enclosed between the strands (1) of the cord (10), and which could have been introduced by applying coatings onto strands (1) of the cord (10), for example. Said filler material (30), which is different from the elastomer (20) in which the carbon cord is embedded, consists of a composition of hydroxyaromates and aldehydes, without any addition of rubber or rubber latex, a hydroxyaromates-aldehyde resin that does not contain rubber, reaction products from hydroxyaromates or hydroxyaromates-aldehyde compositions with isocyanates or isocyanate prepolymers, and/or aromatically or polyaromatically cross-linked polyurethanes, or contains these substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Arntz Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Daniel Pattie Gibson
  • Patent number: 9108800
    Abstract: A conveyor belt system includes a conveyor belt extending in a longitudinal direction and a plurality of support roller stations disposed at a distance from each other in the longitudinal direction and on which the conveyor belt is supported by support rollers. The conveyor belt is formed from a flexible base material and a plurality of unconnected traction devices which determine the tensile strength or rigidity of the conveyor belt and which extend in the longitudinal direction. As seen in the cross-section of the conveyor belt and with respect to a desired position on a central belt section supported on a support roller of the support roller station, the tensile strength or rigidity relative to the belt width is less than on laterally adjoining belt sections which are not supported in the desired position by a support roller. A conveyor belt is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG
    Inventor: Viktor Raaz
  • Patent number: 9102471
    Abstract: A high temperature conveyor belt is provided having a non-metallic conveying surface which will not scratch, abrade or otherwise mar the surface of a product being carried on the belt through a furnace and which will not contaminate the product. In one embodiment, the conveyor comprises a high temperature fabric belt attached to a metal belt which may be a conventional woven metal conveyor belt. In another embodiment, the conveyor is composed of a non-metallic high temperature strand which is woven or threaded through a metal belt to provide a non-metallic conveying surface. In a further embodiment, the non-metallic product support elements are coupled to roller chains at each side of the furnace chamber and which are cooperative with a drive mechanism to transport the conveyor through the furnace. The roller chains can be located outside of the furnace chamber to avoid exposure to the high temperature of the furnace chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: BTU International, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek J. Butland, Timothy R. Doherty, James DiMento
  • Patent number: 9061784
    Abstract: A device for two-sided or multi-sided application self-adhesive labels to a three-dimensional object, which has a protrusion defining a fillet, including a transport or support surface supporting the object, at least one applicator means, by which the label can be applied to the protrusion of the object, and at least one pressing means, including a pressing body or a compressed air nozzle, for smoothing the label onto the fillet. The pressing body or the compressed air nozzle is mounted on a transmission, coupled to a drive by which the pressing body or the compressed air nozzle can be displaced back and forth from an initial position, at a vertical distance from the transport or support surface, to an operating position, in which the pressing body or the compressed air nozzle is arranged in the operating position, at least in part below the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Korthäuer
  • Patent number: 9016465
    Abstract: A conveyor belt has a carrying side cover plate and a running side cover plate each of a polymer material having elastic properties. The conveyor belt defines a conveyor belt longitudinal direction (X) and has an embedded reinforcement and at least one of the cover plates is provided with a hybrid conductor loop. The hybrid conductor loop communicates in a contactless manner with an interrogation station in the form of a transmitter/receiver pair. The hybrid conductor loop has a flattened conductor cross section and runs in the conveyor belt obliquely at an angle (?) relative to the conveyor belt transverse direction (Y) to form a diagonal direction (Z). The transverse direction (Y) is at right angles to the longitudinal direction (X). The arrangement of the transmitter/receiver pair is adapted to the diagonal direction (Z) to so increase the mutual spacing of the transmitter and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Conveyor Belt Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Kuesel
  • Patent number: 8997974
    Abstract: An endless conveyor belt for a conveyor device, includes a planar body (2) that is transversely deformable into a tubular configuration, the body having a plurality of longitudinal reinforcing members built into the body thereof. The body has an upper layer (10), a portion of the lower surface of which is combined with a lower layer (11). The two layers are made of two different elastomer materials, with the lower layer made of a first elastomer material, whose hardness is greater than that of the second elastomer material constituting the upper layer, and the lower layer includes a plurality of softening recesses (13) that are distributed across the entire length of the lower layer and each of which extend over at least a portion of the body thereof so as to reduce the resistance thereof to longitudinal deformations in order to reduce the resistance to the bending of the conveyor belt into the tubular configuration thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Liftvrac
    Inventor: Marcel Boursier
  • Patent number: 8985312
    Abstract: A conveyor has a belt arranged to be urged around conveyor rollers, and a belt cover formed of an endless loop of fabric material which is in frictional communication over the belt. The belt cover is formed of a polyester carcass that has a monofilament weft that is transverse to the direction of travel, and maintains alignment with the belt. The belt cover is installed to a tensile force of between 1 and 1.5 pounds/inch, corresponding to an overall elongation of approximately 0.1%, which allows frictional communication between cover and belt for load transmission without binding. The communication between the belt cover and the belt has a coefficient of friction of ˜0.50. A message is printed on the belt cover. In addition, an antimicrobial material is disposed on the belt cover, and is formed of silver nanoparticles embedded in a polyurethane film having a thickness of ˜0.5 mil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Handstand Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Susan J. Osborn, Eric D. Erikson, Robert Carlton
  • Publication number: 20150034458
    Abstract: This invention reveals a conveyor belt which is comprised of a carry cover layer, a tie gum layer which is situated immediately below the carry cover layer, a reinforcement layer which includes steel cords which are embedded in polychloroprene and which is situated immediately below the tie gum layer, and a rubber layer which is situated immediately below the reinforcement layer, wherein the carry cover layer is comprised of a millable urethane rubber. The tie gum layer will typically be an alloy of polyvinylchloride and nitrile rubber to attain good adhesion between the carry cover layer and the reinforcement layer. The subject invention also reveals a conveyor belt which is comprised of a carry cover layer, a reinforcement layer which includes a resorcinol-formaldehyde-latex coated fabric reinforcement, and a rubber layer which is situated immediately below the reinforcement layer, wherein the carry cover layer is comprised of a millable urethane rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: VEYANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas George Burrowes, Mayu Si
  • Patent number: 8910780
    Abstract: The present invention reveals a method of manufacturing a fabric reinforcement having improved peel adhesion characteristics which is of particular value in reinforcing endless belts, wherein at least two layers of fabric material are embedded in the fabric reinforcement, said process comprising (1) impregnating a fabric material with a bonding agent in a plastisol to form coated fabric material, (2) applying a plastisol layer between two or more layers of coated fabric thereby creating a belt carcass, (3) continuously feeding the belt carcass into a double belt press which presses the impregnated fabric materials together with the plastisol layer(s) at a pressure of at least 5 psi to produce a preformed fabric carcass while (4) heating the preformed fabric carcass to a temperature which is within the range of 360° F. to 450° F. for a period of at least 6 minutes, and (5) continuously withdrawing the fabric carcass from the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Pero, Robert H. Vogliano, Barry M. Wilson, David J. Maguire
  • Patent number: 8910777
    Abstract: An arrangement continuously and non-destructively monitors a conveyor system having a continuous conveyor belt with a carrying-side cover plate and a running-side cover plate, each made of a polymeric material with elastic properties. The arrangement further includes drums wherein the above-mentioned components form, in conjunction with the conveyor belt, a material-conveying top strand (A) and a material-conveying or material-free bottom strand (B). A conductor loop packet with continuous conductor loops is embedded in the conveyor belt. An electronic slit protection system contactlessly detects damage to the conveyor belt. The slit protection system is an electrical system including an interrogation station and a slit monitoring station and is connected to a central controller which controls the entire conveyor system. The arrangement is equipped, as part of a conductor loop packet, with sequential conductor loops and a sequential slit protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventor: Andrey Minkin
  • Publication number: 20140318931
    Abstract: An endless belt for heating an image on a sheet includes a resistance layer for generating heat by supply of electric power; a first ring member provided in a widthwise end side of the endless belt so as to be electrically connected with the resistance layer; a second ring member, wherein one of the first and second ring members is fitted around the other with the resistance layer sandwiched therebetween; and a fixing member configured to fix the first and second ring member to each other so that the first and second ring members are rotated integrally with the resistance layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takematsu, Tomohiko Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8869974
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an endless belt which is comprised of (1) a first reinforcement layer, wherein the first reinforcement layer is formed of a first fabric strip which is spirally wound forming a helix, and (2) a second reinforcement layer, wherein the second reinforcement layer is formed of a second fabric strip which is spirally wound forming a helix, wherein the second fabric strip is of essentially the same width as the first fabric strip, wherein the second fabric strip is parallel to the first fabric strip, and wherein the second fabric strip is offset from the first fabric strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Ray Belik
  • Publication number: 20140296012
    Abstract: A belt, configured as a conveyor belt or drive belt, includes at least one traction member having an outer side. The traction member includes at least one of a renewable raw material or a biologically degradable raw material. A coating is disposed on the outer side of the at least one traction member and includes at least one of a renewable raw material, a biologically degradable raw material, or a synthetically produced and biologically degradable raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FORBO SIEGLING GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrike Fleissner, Torsten Buch, Claudius Hayduk, Peter Meyer
  • Patent number: 8844710
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyor belt (2) that includes a body rubber (21) extending in a longitudinal direction of the belt; a plurality of tension bodies (22) that extend in the longitudinal direction of the belt, are disposed in a width direction of the belt, and are embedded in the body rubber (21); and a reinforcement layer (23) that extends in the longitudinal direction of the belt and is embedded in at least one of portions within the body rubber (21), which is located between the tension bodies (22) and each of top surface and bottom surfaces of the body rubber (21), wherein the reinforcement layer (23) is formed in which a plurality of fabric members (24) extending in the longitudinal direction of the belt are continuously provided in the width direction of the belt, the side end sections (24a) of the fabric members (24) among the fabric members (24), which are adjacent to each other in the width direction of the belt are connected to each other to form a fabric joint section (25), and the fabric joint section
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Hirozumi Enshu
  • Publication number: 20140262696
    Abstract: In a force transmission belt or a conveyor belt, in particular a toothed belt, having a main belt body or a cord embedding zone made of a customary belt elastomer (20), in particular of polyurethane, and having at least one tension member of carbon cord (10; 1, 2) embedded in the elastomer (20), a material (30) is provided, which is enclosed between the strands (1) of the cord (10), and which could have been introduced by applying coatings onto strands (1) of the cord (10), for example. Said filler material (30), which is different from the elastomer (20) in which the carbon cord is embedded, consists of a composition of hydroxyaromates and aldehydes, without any addition of rubber or rubber latex, a hydroxyaromates-aldehyde resin that does not contain rubber, reaction products from hydroxyaromates or hydroxyaromates-aldehyde compositions with isocyanates or isocyanate prepolymers, and/or aromatically or polyaromatically cross-linked polyurethanes, or contains these substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Pattie Gibson
  • Patent number: 8783449
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conveyor chain (100) in which a large number of chain links (110) on which components are loaded are linked at hinge sections by means of hinge pins (120) and in which a plurality of free rollers are provided protruding from both the front and rear surfaces of the chain links (110), wherein the plurality of free rollers are each rotationally held in roller holders to form roller units (130) and are formed so as to be attachable from the longitudinal direction in a unit attachment region of the chain links (110). By means of the aforementioned structure, it is possible to replace worn components by means of a simple operation and it is unnecessary to replace chain links (110) which have not become worn, costs are reduced, and it is simple to change the rotation direction of the free rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubakimoto Chain Co.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Murakami
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8714338
    Abstract: A handrail (2) for an escalator or a moving sidewalk is designed such that the same consists only of a handle rail (3a) and a fitted tractive means (91, 9b) and has guiding surfaces (11h-11n) which are complementary to guiding surfaces (5f-5m) on a top side (7) of the balustrade. The handle rail (3a) or a cover of the handle rail (3a) is made of tire-resistant, non-flammable, or flame-retardant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Michael Matheisl, Thomas Illedits, Thomas Novacek
  • Patent number: 8714346
    Abstract: A conveyor belt for a treadmill has a contoured structure on its upper surface which causes a runner to experience bumps and depressions when running. The contoured features may be provided by plates attached to the conveyor belt, and/or by inserts placed onto the belt or within chambers defined in the belt. The contoured features may vary in hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: TEO Industriedesign GmbH, Hübner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jens Freitag
  • Patent number: 8701866
    Abstract: A mat for the transport of an object on a top surface of the mat is disclosed. The mat comprises elastic material, and reinforcements are provided in the mat that are enclosed at least partially by the elastic material. The reinforcements are aligned parallel or approximately parallel to one another, and the elastic material and the reinforcements interact in such a way that a flexing of the mat at a first arc of curvature in a first plane can take place with less force than at a second arc of curvature in a second plane. A transfer device for at least one object in combination with the mat is also disclosed, whereby the transfer device comprises means for moving a mat and means for guiding the mat out of a transport plane. Methods for transferring an object are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Tilo Olszak
  • Patent number: 8640862
    Abstract: An on-machine-seamable industrial belt and method of forming an on-machine-seamable industrial belt including the steps of providing a base structure having first and second edges, providing a seam connecting the first and second edges, and laminating a layer onto the base structure and the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dominique Perrin, Jean-Louis Monnerie
  • Publication number: 20140021021
    Abstract: The present invention reveals a method of manufacturing a fabric reinforcement having improved peel adhesion characteristics which is of particular value in reinforcing endless belts, wherein at least two layers of fabric material are embedded in the fabric reinforcement, said process comprising (1) impregnating a fabric material with a bonding agent in a plastisol to form coated fabric material, (2) applying a plastisol layer between two or more layers of coated fabric thereby creating a belt carcass, (3) continuously feeding the belt carcass into a double belt press which presses the impregnated fabric materials together with the plastisol layer(s) at a pressure of at least 5 psi to produce a preformed fabric carcass while (4) heating the preformed fabric carcass to a temperature which is within the range of 360° F. to 450° F. for a period of at least 6 minutes, and (5) continuously withdrawing the fabric carcass from the press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory D. Pero, Robert H. Vogliano, Barry M. Wilson, David J. Maguire
  • Publication number: 20130334014
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a belt member including a substrate; and an elastic layer overlying the substrate, an image former forming an image on the surface of the belt member or a recording material borne thereon, and a contact member contacting the surfaces of both ends of the belt member in its width direction, wherein the contact member has a hardness not greater than 30 when measured by Durometer Type C in an environment of 23° C. and 50% RH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mashiko, Jun Aoto
  • Publication number: 20130334013
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyor belt (2) that includes a body rubber (21) extending in a longitudinal direction of the belt; a plurality of tension bodies (22) that extend in the longitudinal direction of the belt, are disposed in a width direction of the belt, and are embedded in the body rubber (21); and a reinforcement layer (23) that extends in the longitudinal direction of the belt and is embedded in at least one of portions within the body rubber (21), which is located between the tension bodies (22) and each of top surface and bottom surfaces of the body rubber (21), wherein the reinforcement layer (23) is formed in which a plurality of fabric members (24) extending in the longitudinal direction of the belt are continuously provided in the width direction of the belt, the side end sections (24a) of the fabric members (24) among the fabric members (24), which are adjacent to each other in the width direction of the belt are connected to each other to form a fabric joint section (25), and the fabric joint section
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirozumi Enshu
  • Publication number: 20130306444
    Abstract: A belt for a conveyor system generally includes a ribbon of elastomeric material and a plurality of reinforcing cords connected to the ribbon. The ribbon defines a central longitudinal axis and a pair of side edges extending parallel to the longitudinal axis. At least some of the cords have ends positioned between the longitudinal axis and a side edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Terry M. Thomas, Brian C. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 8573390
    Abstract: Material transport systems including a radiation-resistant transport belt and methods of cutting substrates transported in the material transport systems are provided. An exemplary material transport system includes a continuous transport belt entrained on at least a first roll and a second roll. The transport belt includes at least a first layer and a second layer over the first layer. The first layer includes an inner surface of the transport belt and the second layer includes an outer surface of the transport belt. The second layer can be comprised of copper, copper-based alloys, aluminum, aluminum-based alloys or nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Andrews, Richard R. Scarlata, Paul K. Robinson
  • Patent number: 8567595
    Abstract: An annular baler for agricultural use includes at least one annular baler belt made of rubber or rubber-like materials with an embedded core defining a reinforcement. The annular baler belt has ventilation bores which are distributed in a regular or irregular pattern around the periphery thereof and extend through the annular baler belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Moeschen-Siekmann, Carsten Behrens
  • Publication number: 20130256101
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Arnold Jager Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Gentz, Sebastian Jäger
  • Patent number: 8544632
    Abstract: A device (10) for conveying at least one preform (12) in a preform heating unit (12), the conveying device (10) including a conveyor belt which includes at least: a main traction belt (14a) which engages with rotary elements (16a, 16b); and a secondary support belt (14b) which is movably connected to the main belt (14a) by a connecting element (24), and to which at least one support device (34) of at least one preform (12) is attached by an attachment element (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Denis Gillet, Patrice Andreux, Damien Muzzolini
  • Publication number: 20130240333
    Abstract: A flexible composite conveyor belt, such as for use as a belt wrapper in overlying combination with a metal belt in cooking or heating operations. The belt includes a protrusion attached to a flexible substrate. The protrusion includes an engagement surface adapted to secure the protrusion to a portion of the underlying metal belt to drive the belt at a same speed as the conveyor belt. Protrusions on opposing ends of the belt negate the need for conventional lacing in securing the ends of the belt together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: William James Lewis, Marc W.F. Lewis, Malcolm M. Swift, Lambert Allen Terpstra, William Christopher Lewis
  • Publication number: 20130240334
    Abstract: An annular baler for agricultural use including at least one annular baler belt made of rubber or rubber-like materials with an embedded core defining a reinforcement. The annular baler belt has ventilation bores which are distributed in a regular or irregular pattern around the periphery thereof and extend through the annular baler belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Moeschen-Siekmann, Carsten Behrens
  • Publication number: 20130240332
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an endless belt which is comprised of (1) a first reinforcement layer, wherein the first reinforcement layer is formed of a first fabric strip which is spirally wound forming a helix, and (2) a second reinforcement layer, wherein the second reinforcement layer is formed of a second fabric strip which is spirally wound forming a helix, wherein the second fabric strip is of essentially the same width as the first fabric strip, wherein the second fabric strip is parallel to the first fabric strip, and wherein the second fabric strip is offset from the first fabric strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: VEYANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Ray Belik
  • Patent number: 8522961
    Abstract: A two-material conveyor belt module and a method for making it. A conveyor belt module comprises a rigid thermoplastic link substrate topped with a high-friction layer made of a resilient material. A dense array of teeth protrudes upward from the link substrate. The resilient material is overmolded onto the link substrate at a temperature high enough to melt the ends of the teeth. The melted ends of the teeth mix with the resilient material to form a bond firmly retaining the high-friction layer atop the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Angela L. Marshall, Christopher R. Ordeneaux
  • Patent number: 8505714
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Forbo Siegling, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Philip Leighton, Sandra Vause Canipe
  • Patent number: 8439186
    Abstract: An endless carrier belt for a conveyor system, which carrier belt is produced flat from a flexible material, includes a flat body of width L, of central longitudinal plane X and of thickness e, whose top face is designed to support a product to be carried. The flat body contains in its thickness a plurality of longitudinal reinforcing members located in only two regions of the width of the flat body, situated at about a quarter of the way across the width, on each side of the central plane. When formed into a tube, the reinforcing members can be positioned on the horizontal diameter of the cross section of the tube, thus limiting the internal stresses on the structure, especially when the structure is following non-straight paths (corners or curves) in a plane perpendicular to the axes of the endmost rollers of the conveyor on which it is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: LIFTVRAC
    Inventor: Marcel Boursier
  • Publication number: 20130081929
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a conveyor belt comprising: a load carrying core, an upper cover layer above said core, a pulley cover layer beneath said core, wherein the pulley cover layer includes at least one high elastic modulus layer which extends beneath at least a portion of the pulley cover layer and wherein the high elastic modulus layer is comprised of a high elastic modulus material and wherein the high elastic modulus material has elastic modulus which is within the range of 0.3 GPa to 220 GPa and wherein the high elastic modulus layer has a thickness which is within the range of 0.005 mm and 4 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: VEYANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence K. Nordell, Yijun Zhang, Robin Bovaird Steven
  • Patent number: 8403130
    Abstract: A conveyor system includes a frame, a drive roller carried by the frame, and a tail roller carried by the frame. The drive roller and the tail roller each include a relief channel positioned around a roller circumference. The conveyor system further includes a first intermediate roller positioned between the drive roller and the tail roller and carried by the frame, where the first intermediate roller has a channel positioned around a first intermediate roller circumference. The conveyor system also includes a continuous flexible belt positioned around the drive roller and the tail roller, where the continuous flexible belt has an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a guide extending inwards from the interior surface. The guide is positioned within the channel of the first intermediate roller and the guide is spaced apart from the drive roller relief channel and the tail roller relief channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Conveyor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8387780
    Abstract: An exemplary assembly includes at least one elongated tension member (32). A jacket covers at least some of the tension member (32). The jacket comprises a polymer material (68,64) including an adhesion enhancer (62) that facilitates adhesion between the tension member and the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Xiaomei Yu, Gopal R. Krishnan, John P. Wesson, John M. Milton-Benoit
  • Publication number: 20130048474
    Abstract: A transport belt for a food processing machine and a manufacturing method thereof is provided. The transport belt comprising a first portion comprising a first elastomeric material having a first durometer of hardness; and a second portion comprising a second elastomeric material having a second durometer of hardness. The first durometer of hardness is different than the second durometer of hardness. The first portion provides a surface for food materials to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: James Haythornthwaite