By Intermittent (interrupted) Material-mover Patents (Class 226/120)
  • Publication number: 20110006096
    Abstract: Device and method for constant tension feeding, threads or yarns fed to textile or winding machine or metallic wire to similar machine, in discontinuously with phase sequences. The thread motion has at least first and second feeding or absorption states following each other in time. A controller, connected to a tension detector and thread accumulator, intervenes on the accumulator based upon tension value from the detector. A compensator, between the accumulator and tension detector, cooperates with thread to compensate variation of feeding or absorption state of the thread upon passage between each first and second feeding or absorption state. The controller intervenes to modify the accumulator's action on thread and maintain tension value detected by the detector at set value. Interaction between thread and compensator keeping constant tension value during the changing phase of the feeding state. The compensator freely moveable under action of thread relative to a resting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: B.T.S.R. INTERNATIONAL S.p.A.
    Inventor: Tiziano Barea
  • Publication number: 20100276466
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes: a processing section that is provided at the processing position Pn and that performs the processing on the work while the work is being halted; an entering-side buffer mechanism that is provided on an upstream side of the processing section in the predetermined direction and that can accumulate the work carried from upstream; an exit-side buffer mechanism that is provided on a downstream side of the processing section in the predetermined direction and that can accumulate the work having been processed and to be carried downstream; and a sending section that is provided between the entering-side buffer mechanism and the processing section and that sends out the work accumulated by the entering-side buffer mechanism to the processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Noritomo Kameda
  • Patent number: 7819239
    Abstract: An feeder for an auto mounting device includes a main frame, a blocking mean, an intake assembly, a transmission assembly, an input assembly and a sensor. By the sensor detecting the movement of the auto mounting device and transmitting a signal to activate the transmission assembly, the feeder could be in a normal operation without having an intimate contacting with the auto mounting device. Therefore, the feeder can favorably prevent from tremor and attrition while operating in response to the auto mounting device, conducing to a prompt and regular action of the auto mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Schenson Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qi-Hong Wu
  • Publication number: 20090249615
    Abstract: It is intended to allow for readily performing a cover tape setting operation. In the present invention, a tape guide 110 for guiding a component supply tape 35 includes a front guide section 120 provided with an open surface 128 opened on one side thereof in a continuous manner in a tape feed direction, so as to allow a cover tape 37 to be taken in and out relative to the front guide section 120 through the open surface 128. This configuration makes it possible to perform the setting operation for the cover tape 37 through given operational steps, under a condition that the tape guide 110 remains fixed to a component supply unit 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Masanori Yonemitsu, Osamu Araki
  • Patent number: 6901658
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding a plurality of electric-component tapes each of which includes a carrier tape and holds a plurality of electric components in a lengthwise direction of the carrier tape, and supplying, from the each electric-component tape, the electric components, one by one, to an object device, the apparatus including a feeding device which feeds a first electric-component tape in a lengthwise direction thereof, and a connection-portion detecting device which detects a connection portion where a terminal end portion of the first electric-component tape being fed by the feeding device is connected to an initial end portion of a second electric-component tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ohashi, Yasuo Muto, Koichi Asai
  • Publication number: 20020084303
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a label dispenser for franking machine comprising, on the one hand, a delivery roller on which a continuous tape of labels is wound and a drive means for conveying this tape along a dispenser conveying path from this delivery roller towards a label inlet of the franking machine, and, on the other hand, first means for measuring a displacement of the drive means, second means for measuring a displacement of the delivery roller and processing means for determining a remaining length of the continuous tape of labels from the first and second displacement measuring means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Francis Coret, Thierry Le Jaoudour
  • Publication number: 20020070258
    Abstract: A tape dispensing apparatus comprising a frame, and a tape marking assembly. The frame has a tape supply section for holding a tape supply therein, and a tape dispensing opening for dispensing tape from the apparatus. The tape marking assembly is connected to the frame for marking the tape dispensed from the tape dispensing opening of the apparatus. The tape marking assembly is pivotably mounted to the frame for pivoting relative to the frame between an operating position, and a non-operating position of the tape marking assembly. The tape marking assembly includes at least one control arm extending between the tape marking assembly and the frame. The at least one control arm is spring loaded for biasing the tape marking assembly towards the operating position of the assembly. The at least one control arm bias on the tape marking assembly increases as the assembly is pivoted towards the operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: George LeMoine, John Nobile
  • Patent number: 6202913
    Abstract: An electric-component supplying unit for feeding an electric-component tape which includes a carrier tape and holds a plurality of electric components at a predetermined pitch in a lengthwise direction of the carrier tape, and supplying the electric components, one by one, from the electric-component tape, the supplying unit including a frame including a tape-guide portion which guides the electric-component tape, a feeding device which feeds, in the lengthwise direction, the electric-component tape being guided by the tape-guide portion, and positions the electric components, one by one, at a component-supply position, and the frame comprising a main frame member, and at least one tape-guide member which is detachably attached to the main frame member and provides the tape-guide portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukinori Takada, Yasuo Muto, Koichi Asai
  • Patent number: 6126335
    Abstract: The film holder comprises a plurality of holder elements. Adjacent holder elements are connected to each other by a pin, so that the holder elements can be pivoted. A film engaging groove is formed on a side of each of the holder elements. The film engaging grooves are aligned with each other such that a peripheral edge of the film is engaged. The holder elements being rotatable while the film engaging grooves maintain a curvilinear alignment, allows the film to be smoothly curved, and the size of the image reading device, to which the film holder is mounted, to be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6077022
    Abstract: The present invention provides for safe and simple replacement or removal of individual feeders from a placement machine without any loss in performance by using a signal means to emit a signal to the CPU of the placement machine when a feeder is removed. Upon receipt of this signal, the CPU controls the pick-up head in such a way so that it does not collide with the feeder being removed. If the pick-up head is located directly above the pick-up position of the feeder to be removed, it can be moved momentarily upwards or sideways thanks to its fast drive before a collision occurs. If the pick-up head is located just on the way to the pick-up position of the feeder, the procedure is momentarily aborted so that a collision can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Zevatech Trading AG
    Inventors: Martin Gfeller, Otto Christen, Emil Grunder
  • Patent number: 5297712
    Abstract: A system for feeding and positioning articles being processed comprises: a conveying device for driving and conveying the articles; a passage detecting component for detecting the passage of a part to be detected of one part of an article, which is being thus conveyed and driven, past a forward mark point which has been set at a position spaced apart by a specific distance immediately in front of an ultimate objective stopping position; a position pulse counter for counting the timing of the passage of the part to be detected past the forward mark point; an additional feed quantity setting component for setting the quantity of feeding of an article up to the ultimate objective stopping position in accordance with the timing of passage of the part to be detected past the forward mark point; and a feed quantity control component for controlling the driving quantity of the conveying device in accordance with the said quantity feeding thus set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kobayashi, Masahito Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 5241906
    Abstract: A feeder apparatus for a web rotary press includes a pair of web supporting arms mounted on a main shaft supported on left and right frames and independently movable along the main shaft by interpositioning of an elongated key and by meshing of a rack provided along the main shaft and pinions provided in boss sections of respective arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Toshio Kansaku
  • Patent number: 5217152
    Abstract: A gear mechanism provides for intermittent drive operation with precision stop location of angular position of one (driven) gear driven by another (drive) gear which is accomplished by increasing the precision of the distance maintained between the rotational centers of the gears so that a stabilized and precision amount of gear engagement is provided between both gears resulting in a precise amount of rotation imparted to the driven gear per revolution of the drive gear. The precisions of the distant between the gear rotational centers is accomplished by engagement of circumferential surfaces of corresponding cylindrical portions on each gear or provided on associated gears in the gear train of the gear mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Katsumi Suzuki, Shin Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5116454
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cover-tape peeling apparatus for a tape feeder for peeling a cover tape released from a tape having a number of chip-like electronic parts sealed therein in a substantially equally spaced relation to wind and receive it into a reel. The apparatus comprises a first arm rotatably supported on a first shaft stood upright on a base of the tape feeder and having a ratchet meshed with a gear tooth formed in the outer peripheral portion of the peeling reel, a second arm having a cam portion in engagement with a cam portion provided on the first arm and rotatably supported on a second shaft, an arm push-down member in contact with the second arm to push down and rotate the second arm, and an urging body extended between both the arms and for rotating the first arm in response to the rotation of the second arm rotated by the arm push-down member so that the peeling reel is rotated through the ratchet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masao Kurihara
  • Patent number: 5052606
    Abstract: A hitch feeder for a TAB tape is described which comprises: a stationary jas assembly having opposing jaws for gripping edges of the tape when closed, and not gripping the edges when open; a movable gripping assembly which includes a lower movable gripper positioned below the tape and an upper movable gripper positioned above the tape. The lower and upper movable grippers may be moved both towards and away from the tape, each said movable gripper gripping the tape when moved towards it and releasing the tape when moved away from it. Both grippers are physically clear of any features on the tape when moved away from it. A tape feeder is provided for reciprocally moving the movable gripper assembly along the tape length, both towards and away from the stationary jaw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Cipolla, Raymond R. Horton, Alphonso P. Lanzetta, Michael J. Palmer, Mark B. Ritter
  • Patent number: 4875610
    Abstract: A unidirectional traveling-surface-wave by ultrasonic oscillation is generated on a surface of an oscillator, and a magnetic tape is run in the direction opposite to the traveling direction of the surface wave by pressing the surface of the oscillator against a surface of the magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignees: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Nippon Hoso Kyokai
    Inventors: Tatsuji Kitamoto, Katsuya Yokoyama, Takuji Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 4821936
    Abstract: An hydraulic index drive system including a variable displacement pump closely coupled to a fixed displacement motor through an adaptor which feeds oil to and returns oil from the motor. A lever on the pump controls the position of a swash plate which determines the pump displacement. The lever is positioned by a cam which makes one revolution per cycle. The cam is designed such that for 40% of the cycle there is no pump output which is the dwell portion of the cycle and for 60% of the cycle the output rises to a set maximum and returns to zero output which is the index portion of the cycle. The pump is driven by a variable speed motor. The system is particularly suited for use with a vacuum conveyor on a bag machine line for transfer of plastic bags to a bag folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Paul V. Osborn
  • Patent number: 4735341
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, the supply tape is stepped to present each pocket at a pick-up area for removal of a component. Each pocket is opened in turn during the indexing step that positions it at the pick-up area, and a shutter is moved over the pick-up area prior to tape movement so that the pocket is covered by a shutter during the tape movement and peeling of the cover from the substrate. After each indexing step, the shutter is moved away from the pick-up area in order to provide access to the component in the opened pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Universal Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hamilton, James R. Spowart, Richard Porterfield
  • Patent number: 4687152
    Abstract: It is convenient to supply electrical or electronic components for placement on tapes; however it has proved difficult to satisfactorily handle tapes for carrying large components. Use of wide tapes to feed larger components is facilitated by using a drive belt (48) to rotate at a sprocket wheel (44) to feed the tape (38,40), a drive wheel (52) to move the belt, and drive means conveniently a ratchet wheel to cause the drive wheel (52) to rotate through a predetermined angle to feed the tape a distance equal to the spacing between the components on the tape. Wide tape can conveniently be disposed of after unloading by using means (88,90) for severing the tape (38) immediately downstream of an unloading position, and means for collecting the severed tape preferably comprising a duct (84) through which a current of air flows to carry the severed tape to a remote receptacle (85).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Victor T. Hawkswell
  • Patent number: 4679295
    Abstract: The machine tool comprises one or several modules comprising a rigid chassis formed of a lower tubular frame (11) and an upper tubular frame (12). The lower frame forms a case containing a lubricating unit and an apparatus for the removal of chips (17). The upper frame (12) has the form of a prism of which two sides (18 and 19) in the form of isoceles triangles are connected by a connecting beam (20) of square section whose faces are inclined at with respect to the vertical. A mobile swivel support (23) is disposed astride the connecting beam (20). This swivel support carries two machining units (24 and 25) mounted symmetrically with respect to the axis (27) of a bar of raw material. Each machining unit comprises a spindle (28) actuated by a motor (29) and a device for displacing the spindle along three axes. The swivel support (23) may be turned around on the beam (20). It may also be prepared beforehand and programmed on a module outside the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Jean Greub S.A.
    Inventor: Angel Lopez
  • Patent number: 4620655
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a system for mounting taped electronic parts on a predetermined portions of ceramics substrates and adapted for supplying the parts to a predetermined portion of the system. The apparatus has a slide table equipped with a tape pay-off arrangement and a tape feeding arrangement, a slide table and a power transmission interposed between a stationary table and the slide table, with the power transmission means being capable of transmitting a power to the tape feeding arrangement even during the sliding of the slide table. A switch-over device is drivingly connected to the power transmission means and is adapted for selectively transmitting the power to the tape feeding arrangement, in such a manner that both the selecting operation for selecting the part to be mounted next and the part feeding operation for feeding the part are conducted simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 4586670
    Abstract: A mechanism for stripping the tape carrying an electrical component to expose the component for removal from the tape. The cover strip is removed from the tape to expose the component and the tape is passed between guides that retain the component in the tape until removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley R. Vancelette, Waldo B. Hanson, John W. Dacey
  • Patent number: 4462528
    Abstract: An electrostatic field equal to or greater than a predetermined magnitude is established between the ends of a multiplicity of conductive bristles and a stationary conductive reference surface spaced from the end of the bristles for the puspose of rapidly arresting and/or preventing movement of insulative material having a portion thereof located in the electrostatic field established between the bristle ends and the reference surface and subsequently releasing the material by applying a voltage of opposite polarity to neutralize the force of the electrostatic field, arresting movement of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventor: Semyon Kisler
  • Patent number: 4440355
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an electronic component supply apparatus for use in an electronic component mounting arrangement, which employs an electronic component carrier tape. The apparatus is arranged to separate a covering tape from a tape base of the carrier tape only at a position directly below a vacuum chuck for picking up the component, while the covering tape is separated from the tape base so as to be wound up at a winding speed lower than an intermittent feeding speed of the carrier tape by a predetermined pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1984
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mori, Yoshihiko Misawa, Eiji Itemadani, Akira Kabeshita
  • Patent number: 4434924
    Abstract: The input shaft of a punch press is rotated at a continuous preselected speed and is drivingly connected by a cam drive mechanism to an output shaft to generate oscillating rotational movement of the output shaft. Upper and lower feed rolls are rotatably supported in a frame in overlying relation to engage stock material extending between the upper and lower rolls. A combination linkage and gear cluster transmits the oscillating rotation movement of the output shaft to one of the feed rolls. The second feed roll is pivotally supported in the frame for movement toward and away from the first feed roll. A coupling drivingly connects the gear cluster to the second feed roll to oscillate the second feed roll through an angle of rotation corresponding to the angle of rotation of the first feed roll and thereby drive both of the feed rolls to intermittently feed a preselected length of the stock material to the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: Vamco Machine & Tool, Inc.
    Inventor: Mario Varisco
  • Patent number: 4415109
    Abstract: Apparatus for the insertion, guiding, and transportation of recording material of different widths out of a storage cassette in a phototypesetting machine. In a transport roller pair, the drive roller forms a stationary air slot with the opposing roller greater than the thickest material for facilitating the insertion of the material. The roller pair is arranged at an angular position deviating from the transport direction of the material so that the material is guided with one side against a guide stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1983
    Assignee: H. Berthold, AG
    Inventor: Joseph Pfister
  • Patent number: 4354627
    Abstract: In a device for high speed feeding and stopping of an article which comprises a shaft, a drum fitted for carrying said article fitted to said shaft, a first clutch having an external cylinder and being mounted on said shaft, a high speed crank for driving said drum at a high speed linked to said shaft with said first clutch, a second clutch on said shaft, and a low speed crank for driving said drum at a low-speed linked to said shaft with said second clutch, the improvement which comprises a brake disk integral with said shaft, a steel ball containing cylinder integral with the external cylinder of said first clutch for high speed driving, a plurality of steel balls arranged between said brake disk and said steel ball containing cylinder, and a plurality of projections positioned closely to said steel balls interposable between said brake disk and said steel balls, whereby said steel balls are detached from said brake disk during the backward stroke period of the external cylinder of said first clutch for hig
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1982
    Inventor: Kyoichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 4333788
    Abstract: A tire building machine servicer including carcass component supply rolls and a plurality of vertically aligned extensible servicer trays arranged to be pivotable into and out of servicing position with respect to the tire carcass being assembled on a tire building drum. Anyone of said servicer trays may be extended telescopically and then rotated about its pivot axis to permit the delivery extremity of said tray to interface tangentially with the surface of the tire carcass being built. In this manner, the web or strip of tire component is precisely oriented and confined, by guide means on said trays, to a point immediately adjacent to the tangential point of contact where said web or strip contacts the carcass being built.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1982
    Assignee: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Karl W. Klose
  • Patent number: 4269342
    Abstract: An array of dancer rollers are resiliently biased for engaging a plurality of webs in a take-up zone of a honeycomb machine. The dancer rollers engage each web and thrust it out of its plane of advance to maintain the webs under continuous tension loading as they are alternately advanced and halted during successive feeding and cutting cycles, respectively. A pair of index rollers engage the webs, pull them from supply rolls and feed them to a cyclic cutter in response to rotation of the index rollers. In this arrangement, the continuous drive rollers used in conventional web movement arrangements are eliminated with the webs being pulled from the supply roll intermittently and according to need by the index rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Daniel H. Ellinor
  • Patent number: 4261786
    Abstract: A modular tire building machine servicer for use with a tire component building drum is characterized by a plurality of stackable servicer modules stacked substantially along an arcuate path struck substantially about the axis of the drum, each module being capable of supplying and dispensing tire components to a tire building drum, such providing adaptability of the servicer for different applications, as well as facilitating loading and transportation of the same from one location to another, without changing the construction of the basic servicer module. Several banks of stacked servicer modules may be mounted on a shuttle module for multistation operation. Each servicer module has provision for supporting stock and liner take-up rolls and includes fixed and hingedly mounted component dispensing trays which when the modules are arcuately stacked, are all located proximate the tire building drum for application of components thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Assignee: NRM Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph M. Martin, George E. Enders
  • Patent number: 4026497
    Abstract: In a tape recorder in which a pinch roller is pressed against a motor-driven capstan to move a magnetic tape at a constant speed, a pause device includes an actuator connected to a pinch roller carrier to stop the tape movement by separating the pinch roller from the capstan. Continued movement of the actuator to an over-stroke position latches a switch controller to the actuator, and release of the actuator to an intermediate position draws the switch controller with it to allow a switch in the power supply circuit of the motor to open, stopping the motor after the tape has stopped. Restarting from the paused condition involves moving the actuator to the over-stroke position to release the switch actuator, then allowing the actuator to return by spring force to the unactuated position to allow the pinch roller to resume pressing the tape against the capstan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: RE28796
    Abstract: A compact flying printer having a continuously rotating print drum and ratchet wheel, a trigger lever positionable to be struck by a tooth of said ratchet wheel and a hammer lever driven by said trigger lever and provided with a print hammer at its end. The trigger lever is formed with a linear guide portion for regulating the motion thereof and an energy transmitting portion projected for transmitting energy from said ratchet wheel to said hammer lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha, Shinshu Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayoshi Shimodaira, Yoshifumi Gomi