With Content Positioner Patents (Class 206/408)
  • Patent number: 11069550
    Abstract: A load port includes: a port plate; and a placing table on which a container that stores the substrate is placed. The placing table includes: a base portion; a dock plate; a support unit configured to support the dock plate such that the dock plate can move between the first position and a second position; and a cam mechanism configured to move the dock plate between the first position and the second position. The support unit includes a slider configured to move together with the dock plate. The cam mechanism includes: a driving mechanism provided on the base portion; and a cam plate which is connected to the slider and in which a cam groove is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HIRATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itsuo Fujiwara, Yoichi Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11059612
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to the packaging of metal thin films deposited on polymeric substrates. The packaging method prevents deleterious change of surface energy/water contact angle as a function of time for metal thin films such as rolls, coils, sheets or strips of sputtered or vacuum deposited metal thin films. Methods and kits directed toward a unique packaging and storage scheme are also disclosed. This results in maintenance of the metal film's hydrophilicity and surface energy for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lee A. Donohue, Margaret S. Fariss, Christopher Massing, Robert R. Newton, Kevin V. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 11014735
    Abstract: A container includes an outer box, and a polygonal liner located within the outer box. The polygonal liner has a plurality of vertical walls. A continuous length of wire is located within the polygonal liner and forms a plurality of layers. Each of the layers is comprised of a series of wire loops arrayed polygonally along the vertical walls of the polygonal liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10493580
    Abstract: To provide a telescopic cover having a structure in which a stopper is easy to be exchanged, and a machine tool. A telescopic cover of a machine tool is formed to be freely expandable and contractible in a predetermined direction. A first cover piece and a second cover piece have a pair of receiving side stoppers that project outward in both ends of side surfaces along a predetermined direction, and slits formed along the predetermined direction in between the pair of receiving side stoppers, as receiving side cover pieces. The second cover piece and the third cover piece have nesting side stoppers that are inserted into the slits by projecting outward in the side surfaces along the predetermined direction, and move between the pair of receiving side stoppers as nesting side cover pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Nagao
  • Patent number: 10435233
    Abstract: A cord dispenser includes a body having a body outer wall and an inner chamber. The inner chamber is operable to contain a length of cord, the cord having a first cord end. A retaining mechanism is rigidly affixed to the body outer wall of the dispenser. The retaining mechanism is sized to removably secure a light source. A first through-hole is disposed in the body through which the first cord end is operable to be extended and to be securely attached to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUIKCORD INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Adams, Matthew Austin Fioretti
  • Patent number: 10059561
    Abstract: A feed assist unit (1) includes a base portion (2) having a plurality of ribs (16a-d) on a lower surface (18) thereof. A dome portion (4) is connected to the base portion (2), and a rotating conduit portion (6) has a curved shape and is coupled to the dome portion (4). Each of the ribs (16a-d) has a first end (20) adjacent to the dome portion (4) and a second end (22) adjacent an associated side (14) of the base portion (2). The feed assist unit (1) has first and second central axes (A-A, B-B) oriented perpendicular to each other. First and third of the ribs (16a, 16c) are oriented parallel to the second central axis (B-B) and the second and fourth of the ribs (16b, 16d) can be oriented parallel to the first central axis (A-A). The first and third ribs (16a, 16c) are offset from the second central axis (B-B) by an offset length (OL) and the second and fourth ribs (16b, 16d) are offset from the first central axis (A-A) the offset length (OL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ALCOTEC WIRE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Leo Pfaller, Robert Allen Krause
  • Patent number: 9517908
    Abstract: Spindles (10) adapted to receive a tape roll having a core opening thereof and comprising an elongate body (12) and at least one spacing member (14a, 14b, 14c) comprising a protuberance (18a, 18b, 18c) wherein the protuberance is configured such that it can be configured in a first protruding position and in a second non-protruding position. Also, dispensers comprising such spindles, methods of assembling such dispensers, and methods of dispensing tape from tape rolls mounted on such spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Thomas C. Meier
  • Publication number: 20150129446
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a substrate material. The substrate material may lay substantially planar along a first axis. The apparatus may also include a plurality of punch-outs consisting of the substrate material and fastened to the substrate material. Each punch-out may be to be removed from the substrate material with an application of force upon each punch-out to create an open space in the substrate material. The apparatus may also include a first plurality of linear joints in the substrate material to allow the substrate material to be folded into a box form including at least five sides. The box form includes an inside portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Zahid Hussain
  • Patent number: 8931638
    Abstract: A system for packaging a product stored in a coil having an interior surface that defines a bore, the system including a container having a base and a wall extending upward from the base, the wall defining a space for receiving the coil; a pad supported on the base of the container, the pad including an outer portion that underlies the coil and a plurality of tabs extending inward from the outer portion, wherein the tabs on the pad are circumferentially spaced and define pad notches therebetween; a drum core having a first end and a second end, the drum core being insertable within the bore of the coil, the first end of the drum core having a plurality of tabs extending axially outward therefrom, the plurality of tabs being circumferentially spaced from each other to define notches therebetween, wherein upon insertion, the tabs on the first end of the drum core are received within pad notches and the tabs on the pad extend radially inward into the notches defined by the tabs on the drum core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8919556
    Abstract: A container for housing a roll-shaped member having a core, includes: a tray as defined herein; a pair of first side plates as defined herein; and a cap as defined herein, and each of the pair of side walls is formed with a first slit as defined herein; each of the pair of first side plates is formed with a second slit as defined herein; and a height H1 of a slit bottom portion of the first slit of each of the side walls and a height H2 of a slit bottom portion of the second slit of each of the first side plates as measured from the bottom wall of the tray with the pair of first side plates disposed on the bottom wall parallel with the respective side walls satisfy a relationship H2>H1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kimoto, Fumihito Imai, Takuya Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8844726
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein provide a cord and retainer system including a cord retainer that retains a cord within a desired configuration. The cord retainer may be a paper element extending around a coiled cord. The cord retainer may promote the structural integrity of the coiled arrangement of the cord, and may have an aesthetically pleasing appearance (e.g., due to having edges that do not expose the internal structure of the material forming the cord retainer. In some embodiments, a second cord (optionally having its own cord retainer) is disposed within coils of the first coiled cord. In some embodiments, one or both of the first and second cord are disposed within one or more cavities of a packaging substrate, to fix their positions in a manner easily understood by a user, to enhance the user's experience upon unpacking the cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Michael Korinek, Mikael Silvanto
  • Publication number: 20140284236
    Abstract: A packaging unit for accommodating glass rolled onto a winding core is provided. The packaging unit includes at least two wall parts that can be separated from one another and together form a closed unit. A first retaining element is connected to a first wall part and a second retaining element is connected to a second wall part arranged opposite the first wall part. A damping element is connected to at least one retaining element and/or to at least one of the first and second wall parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Gregor Kuebart, Thomas Wiegel, Juergen Vogt, Holger Wegener, Rainer Schwertfeger, Georg Sparschuh, Dirk Sprenger, Angelika Ullmann
  • Patent number: 8839952
    Abstract: A package for an instrument string includes a base plate, and a fastening unit which includes at least two fasteners provided on the base plate to receive the instrument string where the instrument string that is in a wound state is inserted between the base plate and the at least two fasteners and fastened to the base plate before the instrument string is packed into a packing bag to make a work of packing the instrument easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Hak Yeoul Kim
  • Publication number: 20140262890
    Abstract: A system for packaging a product stored in a coil having an interior surface that defines a bore, the system including a container having a base and a wall extending upward from the base, the wall defining a space for receiving the coil; a pad supported on the base of the container, the pad including an outer portion that underlies the coil and a plurality of tabs extending inward from the outer portion, wherein the tabs on the pad are circumferentially spaced and define pad notches therebetween; a drum core having a first end and a second end, drum core being insertable within the bore of the coil, the first end of the drum core having a plurality of tabs extending axially outward therefrom, the plurality of tabs being circumferentially spaced from each other to define notches therebetween, wherein upon insertion, the tabs on the first end of the drum core are received within pad notches and the tabs on the pad extend radially inward into the notches defined by the tabs on the drum core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8708144
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's box structure has top and back walls joined at right angles and reinforced by side walls. Knobs extend outwardly from the side walls and have openings therethrough. Ribs on the underside of the top wall define a channel which is aligned with the openings in the knobs. The ribs, top wall and knobs define a sleeve which is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. Alternatively, said adapter having a box structure with walls only in two perpendicular planes. At least two of said walls forming a channel extending outwardly that may receive a shaft or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 8684178
    Abstract: A bi-directional storage and dispensing system is for accommodating cables, cords, tubes, hoses, and other similar mediums. The system includes a hollow container; a smaller diameter tube positioned within the container; and a pair of covers at either end of the container for holding the tube within the container while being removable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Elias E. Solomon
  • Patent number: 8668086
    Abstract: A cover for a welding wire container has a body portion provided with an elongate slot through which the welding wire can be withdrawn from the container, and at least one flap formed integrally therewith and partially defining the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20140027321
    Abstract: A container includes a chute for supporting reels, the chute including a bottom, a lower wall zone, an upper wall zone, and a support frame for supporting the chute. The container has a horizontal support plane on both sides of the chute, the upper wall zone being formed by a first support surface of a wedge-like support member placed onto the support plane, a second support surface of the support member resting against the support plane when the support member is in a first use position; a pivot mechanism allowing the support member to be turned in relation to the support frame so that the first support surface sets against the lower wall zone of the chute and the second support surface sets onto the same height level as the support plane for forming a uniform loading plane and for placing the support member to a second use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: OY LANGH SHIP AB
    Inventor: Laura Langh-Lagerlof
  • Patent number: 8631936
    Abstract: A wire container having a housing consisting essentially of recyclable material is provided. The housing has a peripheral wall defining a boundary leading from a first end to a second end of the housing, a plurality of end portions folded inwardly at the second end to define an end wall, and a plurality of support structures coplanar with and coupled to the end wall and extending across the plurality of end portions. A welding wire and container assembly is also provided, in which a coil of welding wire is disposed in the housing and support by the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Adam Rolfes, Sanjeev Thapa, Steve Barhorst
  • Patent number: 8607973
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Il, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Patent number: 8596455
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's structure has top, front, bottom and back walls reinforced by side gussets. The underside of the top wall, the interior of the back wall, and the top of the bottom wall of the adapter define a channel. The channel is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. The adapter may be assembled from a blank of foldable material. The adapter blank may be manufactured as a detachable element of a carton blank which is also used to construct a carton to hold a non-reel coil of filamentary material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 8584851
    Abstract: A transport housing for a coil or a coil block, having an upper and a lower pressing plate, wherein the coil or the coil block is arranged between the two pressing plates and the latter can be braced against each other by a plurality of tension rods in the manner of an axial tension configuration. A frame enclosing the coil or the coil block to which a membrane, movable both toward the inner chamber of the transport housing and toward the outside, is fastened and having an outer housing which provides mechanical protection for the membrane and enables unhindered or allows movement of the membrane to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Technology AG
    Inventor: Hartmut Brendel
  • Publication number: 20130292284
    Abstract: An end panel includes one or more core support members and a folded sheet of corrugated material, wherein the ripples or troughs that extend from top to bottom for vertically supporting an article received within a generally oval opening of the end panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Todd M. Burke, Donn J. Costanzo, JR.
  • Patent number: 8550245
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a welding wire and container assembly includes a container having an interior volume; a coil of welding wire disposed in the interior volume; and a wire container cover. The wire container cover may include a top surface having an opening therethrough to enable welding wire to pass through the wire container cover when the wire container cover is disposed on the container. The assembly also may include a skirt askew to the top surface, wherein the skirt is adapted to produce friction between the skirt and a side of the container when the wire container cover is disposed on the container housing and wherein the skirt is non-locking with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hobart Brothers Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Dragoo, David E. Shepherd, Michael A. Rowland
  • Patent number: 8485354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Il, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Patent number: 8485358
    Abstract: The present embodiments are directed towards securing wire within a container. Advantageously, the present embodiments provide a system in which wire may be secured without modification of the container. Specifically, the present embodiments provide a floating tie down assembly configured to hold together a bundle of welding wire in a welding wire container. The floating tie down assembly is configured to float within the welding wire container, and the floating tie down assembly includes a lower removable insert, an upper removable insert, and a resilient material extending between the lower insert and the upper insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Barhorst, Eric Heyne, Brenda Comer, Phil Hissong
  • Patent number: 8464870
    Abstract: A packaging member includes a base with a central portion and a pair of opposed walls extending in the same direction from opposing edges of the central portion. The packaging member also includes a locator panel with a perimeter corresponding to the perimeter of the base central portion and an aperture defined by a sidewall. The locator panel is retained upon the base between the pair of opposed walls. Additionally, the packaging member includes a plurality of spaced apart tabs with first portions which are affixed to the sidewall and have a profile corresponding to the profile of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 8393467
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire container has a base element and at least one upper element which rests on the base element. The base element has a central opening for allowing the welding wire to pass through, and at least two guiding openings through which holding fingers extend. The holding fingers are part of the upper element and are made from a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8381906
    Abstract: A bulk wire dampening apparatus has a rod, an optional bracket, and a damper assembly. The damper assembly includes a sleeve and a damper where the sleeve slideably engages the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Linclon Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Patent number: 8336711
    Abstract: A rolled object whose core juts from the respective end portions is housed. End face wall components which support the core so as to horizontally suspend the rolled object and side wall components which connect the end face wall components with each other and cause the end face components to be provided on the respective sides of the rolled object in horizontal directions are provided. Each of the side wall components has a vertically-provided planar wall portion and a jutting portion which is formed horizontally across the wall portion at a vertical central portion of the wall portion and juts to be able to surface-contact a circumferential surface of the rolled object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Mamoru Katsurayama, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kozo Ushirobata, Takeshi Yokomaku, Akira Sakou
  • Publication number: 20120298540
    Abstract: A bulk wire dampening apparatus has a rod, an optional bracket, and a damper assembly. The damper assembly includes a sleeve and a damper where the sleeve slideably engages the rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Burke
  • Patent number: 8292071
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure for storing coreless roll paper R having a hollow portion in the axis portion instead of a winding core, wherein the structure includes an outer case 2 for storing roll paper R; and a lower holding member 3 and an upper holding member 4 respectively having concave portions 31,41 each having an inside diameter that closely matches the outside diameter of the roll paper R, each of the lower holding member 3 and the upper holding member 4 having an external shape that fits the outer case 2, wherein the lower holding member 3 is disposed in the outer case 2 with the concave portion 31 facing upward, and the upper holding member 4 is disposed in the outer case 2 at the location above the lower holding member 3 with its concave portion 41 facing downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Il, Toshifusa Hirano, Wataru Oyama, Hisato Yoshii
  • Patent number: 8235211
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire container has a base element and at least one upper element which rests on the base element. The base element has a central opening for allowing the welding wire to pass through, and at least two guiding openings through which holding fingers extend. The holding fingers are part of the upper element and are made from a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8230996
    Abstract: A medical seal dispenser having a container molded of plastic and having clamshell portions hinged together. The clamshell portions of the container can be locked together when in a closed position. One clamshell portion includes a core holder for holding a roll of foil-type medical seals removably attached to a carrier strip. During dispensing of a medical seal, the carrier strip is pulled so that it is unrolled from the roll and is routed over an exit hump of the dispenser. The exit hump imparts a curl to the metal foil seal that is opposite that which was incurred when rolled on the roll, thereby straightening the foil seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Gary W. Cummings, Janet M. Cummings, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8230995
    Abstract: A substantially toroidal container for coiled vegetation trimmer line has a front shell and a rear shell capable of bonding at the center with heat and pressure, radio frequency, ultrasonic welding, adhesive, or attachment mechanisms. The bonding of the shells leaves a separation between the outer edges of the shells. The separation is nonlinear around the circumference of the container, so that a user can access the trimmer line, but the trimmer line cannot uncoil and spill out of the container. The separation is preferably defined by a series of offset uniform teeth on the outer edges of the shells. One or more teeth may be removed, providing a line aperture through which the end of the trimmer line extends out of the container. Male and female indices on each shell are used to align the teeth during packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Desert Extrusion Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Andrews, Robert Phillips, Allen W. Christmann, Terry J. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8172080
    Abstract: A box for a pair of belts having a top wall, bottom wall, a plurality of side walls disposed between the top wall and the bottom wall, and an aperture on at least one of the side walls extending to an edge thereof contiguous with an aperture in the top wall to expose a portion of at least one belt of the pair of belts, whereby at least one of the pair of belts is exposed for a user to feel through said aperture in the side wall and said aperture in the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Randa Accessories Leather Goods, LLC
    Inventor: Amanda Schantz
  • Publication number: 20120031791
    Abstract: A rolled object whose core juts from the respective end portions is housed. End face wall components which support the core so as to horizontally suspend the rolled object and side wall components which connect the end face wall components with each other and cause the end face components to be provided on the respective sides of the rolled object in horizontal directions are provided. Each of the side wall components has a vertically-provided planar wall portion and a jutting portion which is formed horizontally across the wall portion at a vertical central portion of the wall portion and juts to be able to surface-contact a circumferential surface of the rolled object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: NAKATSUGAWA PACKAGING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mamoru Katsurayama, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kozo Ushirobata, Takeshi Yokomaku, Akira Sakou
  • Patent number: 8006840
    Abstract: An adapter for inserting into a carton containing a non-reel coil of filamentary material or wire has a shaft-receiving sleeve supported by a box structure. The adapter's box structure has top and back walls joined at right angles and reinforced by side walls. Knobs extend outwardly from the side walls and have openings therethrough. Ribs on the underside of the top wall define a channel which is aligned with the openings in the knobs. The ribs, top wall and knobs define a sleeve which is oriented such that it may receive a shaft or rod of a wire pulling rack. Alternatively, said adapter having a box structure with walls only in two perpendicular planes. At least two of said walls forming a channel extending outwardly that may receive a shaft or rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Babcock, James H. Coffey
  • Patent number: 8002113
    Abstract: A medical seal dispenser having a container molded of plastic and having clamshell portions hinged together. The clamshell portions of the container can be locked together when in a closed position. One clamshell portion includes a core holder for holding a roll of medical seals. The core holder includes speed bumps that are raised or domed protrusions on the core holder to provide rolling friction to the roll of medical seals during dispensing. This controlled rotation of the roll prevents spooling if the carrier strip is pulled out of the container too quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Winfield Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7987982
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110147249
    Abstract: A communications cable reel package includes a box having a bottom, first, second, third and fourth side walls, and a top, wherein the first and second side walls are opposing side walls, and wherein each of the first and second side walls includes a slot with an open upper end. The package further comprises: an axle member mounted in the slots; a spool mounted on the axle member; and communications cable wound onto the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Jason Huffman, Eddy Robert Houston, Larry Lynn Bleich
  • Patent number: 7958996
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7950523
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire coil has a plurality of fingers (38) and a base element (32) with an upper surface (34) and a lower surface (36), the fingers (38) extending downwardly beyond the lower surface (36) of the retainer (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20110094911
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire container has a base element and at least one upper element which rests on the base element. The base element has a central opening for allowing the welding wire to pass through, and at least two guiding openings through which holding fingers extend. The holding fingers are part of the upper element and are made from a flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20100270194
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher HSU
  • Patent number: 7798326
    Abstract: A retainer ring is provided for use in a welding wire package having looped magnetic welding wire. The ring is a flat sheet of flexible permanent magnet material with an outer periphery and an inner periphery and includes printed material on the ring which can be cut from the ring and affixed to any metal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100224521
    Abstract: A container for goods having an axial dimension is provided, comprising a first end support having four corners and being oriented in a first plane, a second end support having four corners and being oriented in a second plane spaced axially from the first plane, at least two connecting rails having first and second ends, the first ends being removeably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removeably connected to the second end support, each rail being connected to a different corner of the first end support and a corresponding corner of the second end support, wherein at least one good may be suspended between and supported by the first end support and second end support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: BADGER PLUG COMPANY
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Publication number: 20100213089
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7748530
    Abstract: A package for containing and dispensing wire from a coil of welding wire. The package having an outer layer with a bottom and an outer side wall having an upper edge defining a box opening for removing the wire from the package. The package further including an inner core positioned within the inner cylindrical opening of the wire coil wherein the inner core has a base supported by the package bottom and an oppositely facing core top. The core base being generally maintained relatively to the package bottom to prevent the core from “walking-up” the wire coil and the core top being allowed to tilt as the wire exits the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, David J. Barton, Michael A. Carroscia
  • Patent number: 7690506
    Abstract: An aircraft brake assembly container and a method for using an aircraft brake assembly in servicing an aircraft, with the container having at least two identical container portions, at least one of the at least two container portions having an at least one sliding channel therein, an at least one cradle member having an at least one sliding portion engaging with the at least one sliding channel, and at least one securement device securing the at least two identical container portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Bill Thomas Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Ordonez, Neil Waldron