Opposite End Protectors To Same Core Patents (Class 206/416)
  • 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: 8701882
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Badger Plug Company
    Inventor: Ted Voissem
  • Patent number: 8678187
    Abstract: A shipping and installation container for soft tubing. The container includes a substantially cylindrical section that readily receives soft or foam tubing commonly used on heating or cooling conduits in an industrial plant. End caps are provided at opposite ends of the cylindrical section to facilitate stacking and storing the container laden with soft tubing during shipment. The end caps can be readily removed and the cylindrical section then serves as a guide to facilitate installation of the tubing onto industrial conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aeroflex USA
    Inventors: George L. Pickard, Jr., Brad Steverson, Greg Ertel
  • 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: 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: 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: 7866536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging concept includes a tubular wall member and end caps. The packaging is constructed from a sheet of flexible material wrapped into a continuous wall and fastened at the ends of the sheet material leaving open tube ends. The open ends of the tube are then closed by an end cap. The end caps are each formed from a continuous blank of sheet material. The blank includes at least three aligned cap layers. The first and second cap layers are adjacent to each other and connected by a tab connector. Each of the first and second cap layers also includes a plurality of bendable support tabs and each of the first and second cap layers includes a plurality of spaces between adjacent respective bendable support tabs. The first cap layer is folded relative to the second cap layer such that the support tabs of the first cap layer enter the spaces of the second cap layer and the support tabs of the second cap layer enter the spaces of the first cap layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: John Calendrille, Jr.
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7699167
    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 removably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removably 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: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Badger Plug Company
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Patent number: 7665612
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a gift wrap ensemble that includes a first end cap and a second end cap. Each of the first and second end caps includes a base member and a plurality of depressions extending therefrom. A plurality of gift wrap rolls are provided that form a chamber therebetween and that receive the depressions. A decorative item, such as a ribbon, bow, tissue paper and/or a gift tag, is positioned within the chamber. Packaging such as shrink wrap, a container, etc. encloses the decorative item within the chamber, and the decorative item is visually-perceptible from outside the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cleo Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Turner
  • Publication number: 20090014346
    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 removably connected to the first end support and the second ends being removably 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: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Ted J. Voissem
  • Patent number: 7404485
    Abstract: A roll wrap for wrapping a paper roll is provided. The roll wrap includes an outer wrapper and a header. The outer wrapper is constructed for circumscribing the periphery of the paper roll long a length of the paper roll from a first end of the paper roll to a second end of the paper roll. The outer wrapper includes a peripheral wrapper portion, a first edge region for forming a first crimp, a second edge region for forming a second crimp, an interior surface for contacting the paper roll, and an exterior surface. At least one of the exterior surface first edge region and the exterior surface second edge region or the interior surface first edge region and the interior surface second edge region includes a self seal adhesive. The header includes a first surface and a second surface. At least one of the first header first surface and the header second surface includes a self seal adhesive. A wrapped paper roll and a method for wrapping a paper roll are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Inventor: David Uitenbroek
  • Patent number: 7341220
    Abstract: A roll support member is provided that is used for suspending in a packaging case a roll-form recording material wound around a core. The roll support member includes a four corner-cut square flange portion having a thickness and an insertion portion that projects cylindrically from substantially the center of the flange portion and is inserted into one end of the core. The flange portion and the insertion portion are formed integrally. The side of the flange portion from which the insertion portion projects is a flat face. The side of the flange portion opposite to the flat face is provided with ribs forming a plurality of energy absorbing space zones. The outer peripheral side of the flange portion has a height that is no greater than the height of the ribs. There is also provided a recording material package in which a roll-form recording material is suspended and supported in a housing by the roll support members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya Katayama
  • Patent number: 7168562
    Abstract: A container for a long electrode sheet for electric double layer capacitor includes a cover closing the opening of the container body, a sealing member sealing a gap between the container body and the cover, a stem fixed to either the container body or the cover so that a bobbin is mounted thereon and formed with a male thread, a bobbin fixing unit including a fastening member having a female thread hole, and a holding unit including two presser plates, the female thread hole of the fastening member being threadedly engage with the male thread of the stem so that the presser plates are fastened thereby to be fixed, the holding unit holding the electrode sheet so as to prevent the electrode sheet from being detached from the bobbin by pressing two ends of electrode sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignees: Daido Metal Company, Ltd., Honda Motors Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouki Ozaki, Masanori Tsutsui, Manabu Iwaida, Shigeki Oyama, Kenichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 6942096
    Abstract: Paired light shielding flange members, each having: a hollow cylindrical boss section to be inserted into a core around which a photosensitive material has been wound, wherein a plurality of rip sections are formed on the exterior surface of the cylindrical boss section parallel with an axis of the boss section, and an interior surface portion of rib is grooved in parallel with the axis of the hollow cylindrically boss section, and a flange section, integrated concentrically with the hollow cylindrical boss section, to prevent the edge of photosensitive material from being exposed to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Ikariya, Mitsuru Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 6857586
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a rolled article has a rotary supporting mechanism for rotatably supporting opposite ends of a photosensitive roll, an end drawing mechanism for drawing a sheet end of the photosensitive roll to a prescribed length, a pressing mechanism for supporting opposite surfaces of the sheet end, and an applying mechanism for applying a joint tape to the sheet end supported by the pressing mechanism in a transverse direction of the photosensitive roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kadota, Kouji Tsujimura, Kazuo Okutsu, Katsumi Tashiro, Hisashi Takahashi, Bungo Shigeta, Koichi Nakatogawa
  • Patent number: 6805239
    Abstract: An end cap support system for a roll of material on a core which is in a crate or carton for shipping and storage. Two end cap supports each have an opening therein in which the protruding ends of the core are received. The end cap supports are formed from first and second portions made of laminated layers of corrugated board between which is sandwiched a rigid center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Eric Smarr, Melvyn J. Leeb
  • Patent number: 6805240
    Abstract: An end cap support for the protruding end of a jumbo roll of paper or other materials (weighing between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds) includes at least one corrugated paper panel bonded to at least one lightweight rigid panel, preferably comprising luaun wood that resists moisture absorption. A very substantial weight reduction is obtained consonant with excellent stacking strength for the end cap support. The luaun panel does not fold over or warp, and all of the materials are biodegradable and hence environmentally friendly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Eric Smarr, Melvyn J. Leeb
  • Patent number: 6783833
    Abstract: A protector for sheet metal coil is formed of plastic with a flange and sleeve which are joined together at a ridge portion. The protectors incorporate symmetrically disposed groupings of stacking features or components which include a finger within a stacking access opening, a stacking tab, and a stacking opening. The fingers are employed to resiliently engage the inner surface of a core of a coil and incorporate a receiver surface for freely abuttable engagement with a stacking tab of a second protector when arranged in mutual stacking relationship. The stacking openings function for stacking purposes to receive the protruding finger of a next stack protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: ITW Fleetwood-Signode
    Inventors: Paul G. Bordner, Bret D. Bordner, Jeffrey G. Kellermann
  • Patent number: 6506547
    Abstract: A roll package comprising a spool, a length of web material wound about the spool, and a length of a protective material wound about the length of web material. The length of a protective material has a moisture vapor transmission rate of less than about 0.1 grams per one hundred square inches for 24 hours when tested at 100 degree F., 100 percent relative humidity. In a particular embodiment, the spool includes a core and a pair of flanges, each flange having an outwardly facing surface and an inwardly facing surface, the inwardly facing surface of each flange including a substantially planar portion adjacent an outer edge of the flange and a recessed portion inboard of the substantially planar portion. Edges of the protective material abut the substantially planar portion when wound about the length of web material such that the edges are held in intimate contact with the substantially planar portion to form a light seal barrier and a moisture vapor barrier seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Robertson, Thomas F. Falls
  • Patent number: 6276623
    Abstract: A solder support and dispensing device for preventing the jamming of solder during the dispensing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Darryl E. Williams
  • Patent number: 6095330
    Abstract: A light-tight packaging entity includes rigid side covers (4) and a flexible light-tight covering film (3), which envelops the curved surface of a file roll (1) and is shrunk onto outer edges (5) of the side covers (4) to keep incident light away. This packaging entity makes it possible to achieve reliable protection from light with a packaging entity of small size, ensures unimpeded rewinding of the film, and enables the light-sensitive material to be handled in daylight. The present packaging entity is space-saving, capable of being rewound, leaves no packaging residues in the processing device after opening and unrolling have taken place, and in addition is simple and cost-effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Hermann August Essert, Steffen Peter Muhlbach
  • Patent number: 6048676
    Abstract: An improved light-tight package for a roll of light-sensitive strip material. The package includes a substantially straight, light-tight end cover for each end surface of the roll, and a light-tight flexible circumferential cover secured to the end covers and to the coiled strip material and covering the outermost convolution thereof. Each end cover includes a flexible disc and a rigid disc. The flexible discs are positioned between the end surfaces of the roll and the rigid discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Antoine De Leener, Wim Hauchecorne, Dirk Peeters, Danny Van Geyte
  • Patent number: 6003667
    Abstract: An improved wire and cable packaging system for use with a spool wound with wire rotatable about a spiral-wrapped paper tube includes a container and a unitary insert, disposable in the container, both made of cardboard. The container includes a pair of retaining flaps and a pay-out slot for dispensing the wire. The insert is adapted to fit inside the container and is provided for receiving and supporting the tube when assembled. The insert includes a base with a pair of end walls extending vertically from opposing ends of the base. The end walls each having a support flap extending therefrom that is foldable about bend lines to a vertical position, adjacent the end walls, for improving support strength. The insert includes a pair of support flutes centrally formed about each bend line to define a cradle for receiving the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Essex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Barnett, David B. Camillo
  • Patent number: 5960954
    Abstract: A packaging apparatus for packaging thermal transfer ribbons and other material having similar packaging requirements is provided. The packaging apparatus includes a pair of flat pieces having protrusions for locating pairs of thermal transfer ribbons and take-up reels in close proximity. The flat pieces and protrusions include features which prevent rotation, telescoping, edge damage or contamination of the thermal transfer ribbons during shipping processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Seybold
  • Patent number: 5941387
    Abstract: A lightproof package of photographic strip material, which is wound around a core and forms a hollow-cylinder film roll, its outer circumferential surface enclosed by a cover sheet, its inner circumferential surface enclosed by the core, and its end faces enclosed by thin-walled end caps, so that the packaging does not essentially change the outer dimensions of the existing film roll. The photographic material is not inadvertently exposed when the film roll is partially unwound for use and placed into an operating device under daylight conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert, N.V.
    Inventor: Heinz Rasel
  • Patent number: 5938141
    Abstract: A holder for a paper towel roll in which wound about a tubular core is a band of absorbent paper sheeting divided by perforation lines into a series of interconnected towel sections. The roll is rotatably supported by the holder to permit a user to unwind the leading towel section from the roll and tear it off. To facilitate extraction of a single towel section from the roll without causing it to further unwind, a stop element is provided. The element is formed by a cap and a plug projecting therefrom, the plug being received in one end of the tubular core whereby the cap then abuts an end of the roll. In operation, as the user with one hand tears off the unwound leading section of the roll, with his other hand presses the cap of the stop element to arrest rotation of the roll and further unwinding thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Maurice S. Kanbar
  • Patent number: 5904329
    Abstract: A pair of supporting members is removably attached to a containing box for supporting a roll sheet that consists of a cylindrical core and a recording sheet wound thereon. Each supporting member has a flat portion with an upper edge, a lower edge, and a center portion and a shaft portion mounted on the flat portion. A tapered portion contacting with an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical core is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft portion for supporting the roll sheet while the tapered portion is contacting an upper area thereof with an opposed area of the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Kanome, Osamu Asakura
  • Patent number: 5861204
    Abstract: The present invention provides a molded shield for use as a protector for a roll. The shield comprises a first section for insertion into an end of the roll, the first section having a degree of curvature approximating that of an inside surface of the roll; and a second section integral with the first section and substantially perpendicular thereto, the second section to abut the end of the roll into which the first section is inserted. A method and an apparatus for forming a roll protector shield is also provided. Preferable, the shield is formed from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Inventor: Brian Jonathan O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5829592
    Abstract: This invention relates to end caps for supporting cylindrical rolls of material with the axes of the rolls extending vertically. The end caps are formed in one piece of molded pulp to secure and protect the rolls during shipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Henry Molded Products Inc.
    Inventors: Douglass C. Henry, Jr., Jerry D. Beard
  • Patent number: 5827584
    Abstract: An injection molded article for photographic photosensitive materials is disclosed, which is formed of a noncrystalline resin composition containing 50 wt % or more of a noncrystalline resin having a melt flow rate of from 1 to 60 g/10 min, a flexural modulus of elasticity of 20,000 kg/cm.sup.2 or more and a thermal deformation temperature of 70.degree. C. or higher, from 0.1 to 45 wt % of one or more of a rubbery material, a thermoplastic elastomer and an ethylene copolymer resin, from 0.01 to 49.9 wt % of one or more of a light-shielding material and a fibrous filler and from 0.001 to 20 wt % of one or more of an antioxidant, an age resistor, an ultraviolet absorbent, a fatty acid metal salt, a radical scavenger, a hydrate double salt compound and an oxidation inhibitory synergistic effect-providing agent. Also disclosed are a method for forming the injection molded article for photographic photosensitive materials and a package using the injection molded article for photographic photosensitive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Akao, Osamu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5806786
    Abstract: A container, for example a photographic paper magazine, includes a core about which photographic paper is wound in a form of a roll. A container body contains the roll with the core in a rotatable manner. An outlet slit is formed in the container body and adapted to drawing out the photographic paper. First and second end walls are disposed on the container body, and confronted with respective end faces of the roll. First and second core supports are supported respectively on the first and second end walls, rotatable coaxially, and fitted on respective axial ends of the core. The core supports support the core between the end walls in a rotatable manner. A lock pin is fixedly secured to the first end wall. A hook is disposed on the first core support, is engageable with the lock pin in a resilient manner, and inhibits relative rotation between the hook and the lock pin, to retain the first core support on the first end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Abe, Hiroyuki Iwasa
  • Patent number: 5775501
    Abstract: Daylight loading packaging for photographic paper in the form of rolls comprising lateral, annular flanges and a casing lengthening piece welded to the flanges, which casing lengthening piece is connected at one end to the start of the paper roll and is free at the other end, the flanges presenting a concentric annular hole the edge of which is welded to the edge of the roll tube and which on one side of a paper base has at least one blackened layer forming a light barrier, at least one aluminium layer forming a vapour barrier, at least one layer which increases resistance to puncture, and furthest away from the paper base a layer which permits welding to the casing lengthening piece and the roll tube, and which has on the other side of the paper base a layer of a synthetic polymer applied by extrusion which imparts a tension to the material which prevents an inward collapse of the flange (seen from the roll).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: AFGA-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Wleklinski, Georg Fryda, Rene Degroeve
  • Patent number: 5775515
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for wrapping coils of metallic strip and the like to protect against atmospheric corrosion, and the wrapped product are described. A plastic film sleeve is inserted through the open cylindrical center and held in place by flanged collars at each end. The sleeve is turned back over the collars and the ends are loosely stuffed into the open cylindrical center. The entire coil is then cocoon wrapped using relatively wide stretch-wrap film. The cocoon wrapping is then sealed to the turned-over sleeve in the vicinity of the end collars so as to seal the coil within a continuous plastic film. The excess cocoon wrapping and sleeve material overlying the cylindrical center can be trimmed away to leave an open center to receive coil handling equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Chadwick Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Dennis P. Chadwick
  • Patent number: 5738210
    Abstract: An improved light-tight package for a roll of a length of web material such as photographic paper or film. The package includes an opaque leader wound around the roll. Folded-over portions of opaque tearable flexible end disks are held in place by adhesive tape strips. A rigid disk is positioned intermediate the end disks and the end surfaces of the roll. In a preferred embodiment, the adhesive tape is tearable and the leader includes a portion adapted to initiate a tear in the tearable tape and the end disks. Upon unrolling of the package by pulling the leader, the tape tears, and the end disks tear circumferentially, whereby the folded-over portions adhere to the leader when the leader separates from the roll, and the rigid disks provide support for the flexible end disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Kausch, Kevin T. Kennedy, Arthur N. Malone
  • Patent number: 5704479
    Abstract: An improved wire and cable packaging system for use with a spool wound with wire rotatable about a spiral-wrapped paper tube includes a container and a unitary insert, disposable in the container, both made of cardboard. The container includes a pair of retaining flaps and a pay-out slot for dispensing the wire. The insert is adapted to fit inside the container and is provided for receiving and supporting the tube when assembled. The insert includes a base with a pair of end walls extending vertically from opposing ends of the base. The end walls each having a support flap extending therefrom that is foldable about bend lines to a vertical position, adjacent the end walls, for improving support strength. The insert includes a pair of support flutes centrally formed about each bend line to define a cradle for receiving the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: Essex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Barnett, David B. Camillo
  • Patent number: 5690225
    Abstract: A support for at least a single annular body or a plurality of stacked annular bodies, comprising a hollow cylinder and retaining bodies with flanges and annular attachments and also provided with hook devices for at least one tensioning element, whereby the parts of the support itself and the annular body or the annular bodies are held together or stored. The support can be used for any type of rings, annular plates etc. and also of wound-up bodies in band form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: BASF Magnetics GmbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Lutz, August Liepold, Regina Fischer, Hartmut Thiele, Ludwig Zeroni, Dietmar Hubner
  • Patent number: 5634570
    Abstract: An inexpensive material dispenser for a roll or rolls of linerless labels may be in tube form, or constructed from a folded sheet blank. The tube may be removably closed at one or both ends and have an exterior peripheral surface with at least a portion of adhesive release material. A roll of linerless labels is loose in the tube interior and dispensed through an opening in the peripheral surface. A cardboard or paperboard blank may be folded so that end tabs are received within (having an interference fit with) a roll core, or a core for a plurality of label rolls. The labels of the plurality of rolls are prevented from touching each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Casper, Stephen Michalovic
  • Patent number: 5620093
    Abstract: An end wall of formable material for a reel, comprising:a rectangular plate having first and second rounded corner faces, said first face facing the reel and having an annular cap, said second face facing outwardly from the reel and being stiffened by ribs, anda first, a second, a third, and a fourth side wall, said side walls extending around said plate at right angles to the first face thereof, said first and said third side walls being oppositely disposed and substantially smooth, said second side wall having grooves provided continuously over the length thereof, said grooves being perpendicular to the first face of the plate, and said fourth side wall having stacking bosses with central grooved portions on the surface thereof, and said fourth side wall further having recessed stacking pockets which alternate with said grooved stacking bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Norbert Born
  • Patent number: 5543270
    Abstract: A molded article for a photographic photosensitive material formed of a resin composition comprising of (a) 50 wt. % or more of a rubber-containing aromatic monovinyl resin having a melt flow index of 3 to 40 g/10 minutes, a bending elastic modulus of 20,000 kg/cm.sup.2 or more and a Vicat softening point of 78.degree. C. or more and containing 1 to 12 wt. % of a rubber material, (b) 0.1 to 10 wt. % of a light-shielding material, and (c) 0.01 to 20 wt. % of at least one of a lubricant and an antistatic agent. The molded article is excellent in physical strength, photographic properties, injection moldability and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsuo Akao, Osamu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 5542534
    Abstract: A packaging system for a film roll containing, inter alia, a highly sensitive film web is disclosed. The system is made up of at least two end walls, with centrally arranged cylindrical plug-on protuberances or centering protuberances for receiving the winding sleeve which bears the film web, and are connected in a releasible, but sealing manner to the end walls via tensioning elements and sealing elements. The system further includes an inner winding sleeve and an outer protective sleeve, and thus, together with the end walls, sealing elements and tensioning elements, forms a closed packaging around the film roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Dinter, Klaus J. Gleffe
  • Patent number: 5526930
    Abstract: An improved light-tight package for a roll (10) of a length (14) of web material such as photographic paper or film. The package includes an opaque leader (22) wound around the roll. Folded-over portions (48,50) of opaque tearable end disks (32,34) are held in place by tearable adhesive tape strips (44,46). The leader includes a portion adapted to initiate a tear in the tearable tape. Upon unrolling of the package by pulling the leader, the tape tears, and the end disks tear circumferentially, whereby the folded-over portions adhere to the leader when the leader separates from the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John A. Spina, John DePoint, Jr., Bradley A. Phillips
  • Patent number: 5515970
    Abstract: An improved light-tight package for a roll (10) of a length (14) light-sensitive material such as photographic film or paper includes an opaque leader (22) wound around the roll. Folded-over portions (48, 50) of opaque end disks (32, 34) are held in place by adhesive tape strips (44, 46). Upon unrolling one embodiment of the package by pulling the leader, the end disks release from the adhesive strips without tearing; and the adhesive strips remain attached to the leader and are removed from the roll with the leader. Upon unrolling another embodiment, the end disks tear circumferentially and the torn-away portions are removed with the tape strips and the leader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Shawn W. Ritchie, Michael L. Koelsch, Charles E. Young
  • Patent number: 5494168
    Abstract: An improved surface mount component dispensing system including a dispenser and a package/display box. The dispenser is formed as a spool having an outer diameter of about four inches so that a small amount of tape carrying quantities of surface mounted components can be packaged. The package/display box includes a circular front window sized to expose an information label on the dispenser in any rotational orientation of the dispenser. The box further includes a punch-out manual assembly dispensing slot in one end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: National Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Martin B. Hart
  • Patent number: 5484082
    Abstract: A simple, inexpensive, and easy to construct label dispenser is provided for linerless labels. The dispenser is made from a rectangular strip of cardboard or paper board having four parallel fold lines defining the strip into first through fifth panels and with first and second openings in the first and fifth panels and a third opening in the third panel. The strip is folded about the fold lines to form an open ended rectangular parallelepiped with the first and fifth panels in face to face engagement. A plastic plug is inserted into the first and second openings, making a friction fit with them and holding the first and fifth panels together. A second plug is inserted into the third opening, and the plugs define a pivot axis for a roll of linerless labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Casper, Stephen Michalovic
  • Patent number: 5462164
    Abstract: A lighttight package for rolled light-sensitive material includes a core, light-impervious flanges at opposite ends of the core, a roll of the light-sensitive material wound on the core between the flanges, and a light-shielding circumferential wrapper enclosing the roll. The flanges each have a circumferential groove extending radially inwardly from the periphery thereof into which the axial margins of the wrapper are folded radially inwardly and inserted and retained, preferably by a clamping action. The groove is defined between opposed wall sections of the flange and at least one of the wall section can be relatively flexible to facilitate insertion of the wrapper margin therein. The inner termination of the wrapper margin within the groove can be re-entrantly bent and a cord or string can be laid within the re-entrant bend to provide greater security against premature withdrawal of the wrapper margins from the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1995
    Inventors: Herman Cornelissen, Paul Wouters
  • Patent number: 5452797
    Abstract: A package for a roll of photosensitive material coiled on a central core in convolutions of increasing radius and having generally flat end surfaces, which comprises an opaque moisture-proof leader joined to the free end of the roll of photosensitive material and wrapped circumferentially at least once around the roll and being of sufficient width to cover the roll, a pair of side lips extending beyond the side edges of the leader and being formed either by a strip of tearable adhesive material attached to each side edge of the leader and which overlap the side edges of the leader or by a strip of tearable adhesive material attached to the leader and which overlaps each side edge of the leader, said pair of lips having an adhesive on their top most surface, the said pair of edge lips being folded down over the two ends of the roll, together with two annular end covers for the ends of the roll which are adhered to the adhesive covered folded down side lips thereby holding the end covers in place over the ends
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventor: James R. Pollard
  • Patent number: 5449070
    Abstract: A carrier structure which may serve as an end fitting for roll assemblies in connection with packaging film materials is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Morton International Limited
    Inventor: Norman Broderick
  • Patent number: 5431282
    Abstract: An end wall 1 is composed of a plate 11 which forms, on the front side, a flat surface with an annular attachment 35, whereas the reverse side is reinforced by radial ribs 5 and annular ribs 14. The radial ribs 5 are stiffened by webs 32 which run perpendicular to the plate 11. Further webs 33 reinforce rounded webs 17 of locking lugs 4. On the front side of the plate 11 is disposed a central plug-in peg 2 which is surrounded by the annular attachment. Three sides walls 13 of the plate 11 are provided with stacking lugs 9, 19 which delimit stacking pockets 8, 18 which are designed in a manner complementary to the stacking lugs. The fourth side wall 30 of the end wall has a corrugation 31 and, in the case of a wound roll packaged with the end walls, lies on a pallet. The annular attachment prevents contact between the edge region of the wound roll and the end wall thereby avoiding compressions in the edge region of the wound roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz Kremp, Norbert Born
  • Patent number: 5413220
    Abstract: An energy attenuating support plate (10) for protecting an object thereon, such as a roll (R) of photographic web, from damage due to shock during handling and transportation. The support plate (10) is engageably attached to either end of the core (C) of the roll (R) and provides a means of absorbing impact energy incurred by the support plate (10). The molded plastic plate (10) comprises first, second and third energy attenuation regions (24,30,40) that successively absorb as-received energy before such energy encounters the roll (R) supported thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: John F. Sirianni