With Means To Pull Lead-end Patents (Class 226/92)
  • Patent number: 10043547
    Abstract: A spring-like clip for a spool of tape, one end of the clip being attached to one end of the tape, and another end of the clip having an engagement feature that allows the clip to be pulled from the spool. The clip is configured to curve around the spool to hold the tape in place. In one general embodiment, a product includes a reel, a tape coupled to the reel, and a spring-like clip coupled to a free end of the tape. The clip is selectively positionable in a wrapped position where the clip wraps around a portion of the tape when the tape is wound onto the reel, thereby holding the portion of the tape in place on the reel. Systems for using various types of such products are presented, and generally include a tape drive configured for reading data from tape stored on such products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Berman, William M. Dyer, A. David Erpelding, Wayne I. Imaino, Ronald R. Labby
  • Patent number: 9657434
    Abstract: A machine that spreads out and loads flat clothing articles with an auxiliary device that deposits and feeds the flat clothing articles on a conveyer belt. The auxiliary device is located above loading end (30a) of a conveyor belt (30), extending transverse to a loading direction (D) and comprises a roof plate (13) pivotally articulated around an axis (14) transverse to loading direction (D) and providing a first position (RP1) in which the roof plate (13) is separated from the conveyor belt (30) providing a wide opening for reception of an edge of a flat clothing article (A) and a second position (RP2) in which a roof plate front end (13a) lies close to the loading end (30a) of the conveyor belt (30) allowing a controlled passage of the flat clothing article (A) on said conveyor belt (30), and driving means producing a rotation of said roof plate (13) between said first (RP1) and second (RP2) position in coordination with the operation of deposition means including nozzles (12, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GIRBAU ROBOTICS
    Inventors: Dominique Garrone, Sylvain Duplouy, Manuel Gorriz
  • Patent number: 9418696
    Abstract: Various methods for threading a tape on the one or more reels onto the tape drive. A method according to one embodiment uses a mobile robot to thread a tape on the one or more reels onto the tape drive. A method according to another embodiment includes threading a tape across a tape drive by moving at least one of a tape reel and a take up reel coupled to the tape. A method according to yet another embodiment includes threading the tape across a tape drive using at least one of rollers and cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Gary M. McClelland
  • Patent number: 8998055
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing paper toweling. The dispenser including a towel support that is positionable in a first dispensing position when a drive roller rotates in a first direction, and that is positionable in a second auto-loading position when the drive roller rotates in a second direction. Rotation of the drive roller in the first and second directions automatically loading the paper toweling for subsequent dispense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wausau Paper Towel & Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Henson, Adam T. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20130161367
    Abstract: An insertion method for introducing at least one stamping foil 410 into a foil drive system 440 of a stamping machine 1, wherein the drive system advances each foil 410 in a determined feed path. The method includes the steps of unwinding an end portion of each foil 410 over a given length, turning each end portion back on itself to constitute the free strand 413 of an open loop 414, unwinding each free strand 413 along the feed path by pulling the corresponding foil 410 from the inside of its loop 414, while partially restraining each free strand 413 as it deploys along the feed path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Olivier Girard
  • Publication number: 20120026265
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus for roll paper that enables downsizing and a stable feeding of a printer pressurizes a roll paper shaft to press-contact with a feeding roller, and thereafter, drives the feeding roller to feed the paper, and urges a pick-up guide to contact an outer circumference of the roll paper. In a feeding mechanism for picking up the leading edge of the roll paper, a tip end of the pick-up guide rotates in a direction to widen a paper conveyance path as a remaining amount of the roll paper becomes less, and a part of the pick-up guide moves to a direction to approach the roll paper to be conveyed or a direction to urge the roll paper according to the rotation of the pick-up guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Kawashima
  • Patent number: 7976680
    Abstract: Rope guide arrangement, deflection device, and method for guiding a leader strip of a material web through a device. The arrangement includes at least two ropes being arranged offset relative to one another in a first plane defined by a machine direction and a transverse machine direction. Further, the at least two ropes are arranged offset relative to one another in a second plane oriented at a non-zero angle from the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Drefs, Sylvain Demers, Josef Schneid
  • Patent number: 7908969
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safety system comprising at least two stationary detector elements each defining a respective first safety zone, said first safety zones not coinciding, a moving detector element, and a control unit connected to the stationary detector elements. The control unit is adapted to detect the presence of the moving detector element in one of the first safety zones. The invention is applicable to rotary printing presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Montataire SA
    Inventor: Yves Caulier
  • Patent number: 7807024
    Abstract: A system and method for transferring a continuously advancing paper web from a dryer to a reel section is provided. The system includes a first fabric defining a first moving conveyor. The first fabric may be a permeable fabric, which is positioned downstream from the dryer. A second fabric, which may also be permeable and defines a second moving conveyor, is also included. The first moving conveyor overlaps the second moving conveyor for a predetermined distance, and the first and second moving conveyors are configured to receive the paper web between the conveyors. A vacuum device is rotatably disposed against the first moving conveyor, and the dryer and the vacuum device are disposed relative to each other to form an open draw. The vacuum device is configured to produce a vacuum to attract the web to the first fabric for transferring the advancing web into the predetermined distance where the first and second conveyors overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clarke, Thomas G. Neal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7535187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a linear traversing carriage for use in the papermaking industry and the like, which incorporates an air gap inductive motivator and eliminates all mechanical devices between the electrical power supply and the traversing mechanism. Specifically, the present invention relates to a linear traversing device comprising an inductor type linear motor comprising an electrical stator winding, a conductive platen extending over an entire traverse length of the device, a ferromagnetic material affixed to said conductive platen, a support means for supporting the device and maintaining an air-gap between the stator winding and the conductive platen, a user selected feed forward velocity map for driving the device, a controller that controls a movement of the device according to the user selected feed forward velocity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Kadant Inc.
    Inventor: Peter T. Carstensen
  • Publication number: 20090108043
    Abstract: A device is usable to feed at least one material web and/or at least one strand that is comprised of several material webs into a folding device. A superstructure is part of the device, as is a former that can be displaced in relation to the material web, and a transverse cutter which is usable to separate the material web or webs into individual products. At least one guide rail is provided in the superstructure and carries a retaining device that can be displaceably guided on the path of travel of the material web through the superstructure. A leading edge of at least one of the material webs can be attached to the retaining device. The guide rail passes the former and includes at least one flexible guide rail section whose form can be altered. In particular, the length of the flexible guide rail section can be adjusted in the region adjoining the former.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Franz Beck, Thomas Schreck
  • Publication number: 20090057362
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for webbing-up a printing substrate web or a partial web in the regions of a web-fed rotary printing press without an automatic webbing-up device, is disclosed. A webbing-up aid includes a threading tip for manually threading the webbing-up aid along a web path being webbed-up, a clamping piece for clamping one end of the printing substrate web or partial web being webbed-up, and a cable-like connecting element positioned between the threading tip and the clamping piece. The clamping piece includes two magnetic clamping sections that can be pivoted relative to each other, between which the end of the printing substrate web or the partial web being webbed-up can be clamped. The threading tip is also embodied to be magnetic so that when the webbing-up aid is being threaded, the threading tip can be can be placed on metallic or metallized web guide elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: manroland AG
    Inventor: Stefan MENZINGER
  • Publication number: 20090020581
    Abstract: In a web-forming machine, a threading tail is formed from the web. The threading tail is transferred to the production section (10, 12-14) of the web-forming machine including a draw section (21). Monitoring takes place of both the formation of the threading tail and its transfer to the draw point (21). The holding point (24) and its environment that terminates the tail threading of the production section (10, 12-14) in question are additionally monitored, in order to detect the threading tail at the holding point (24) and thus to determine the success of the tail threading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Vesa Ahvenniemi, Juha Laitio
  • Publication number: 20080296336
    Abstract: A wire guider includes a guiding unit having an inner path extending along the running direction of the wire to guide the running of the wire and an air supply unit for supplying air into the inner path to form a spiral air flow having a current rate faster than a running rate of the wire between an outer surface of the wire and an inner surface of the inner path. Wire Vibration resulting from a thrust force of mill rolls can be damped to more stably carry out one-direction running of the wire and minimize contact between the wire and a guide path. This reduces surface defects of the wire and abrasion of the guide system and protects a sensor unit from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: POSCO
    Inventors: Won-Bong Kim, Ki-Taek Seong, Yeong-Bem Shin, Dal-Ki Min, Chul Yoon
  • Patent number: 7422204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a web-pulling slider unit 1 for an automatic web leading device including a guide rail arranged along a web-leading path of a rotary press. The slider unit is adapted to be slidably moved along the guide rail. The slider unit comprises a closely-wound coiled spring 2, a tubular-shaped elastic member 3 formed with a connection member 7 adapted to be connected to a web, and a non-stretchable flexible center member 4 inserted through the coiled spring 2 and the elastic member 3 which are aligned adjacent to each other with a contact between respective ones of opposite ends thereof. Each of the coiled spring 2 and the elastic member 4 has the other end fixed to the center member 4. The slider unit of the present invention can stably pull and guide a web over the entire wed-leading path including a region with a complicated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Seiken Graphics Inc.
    Inventor: Mikio Tada
  • Patent number: 7422661
    Abstract: Equipment for leading a web threading tail in a paper machine has at least two sequential surfaces (11) in the direction of travel of the web threading tail (10), between which a nozzle (12) is arranged to form a directed air blast and thus to transport the web threading tail (10). The equipment has an element (13) in which an exhaust zone (20) is arranged in the surface (11) before the nozzle (12) in the direction of travel of the web threading tail (10), for leading air away from the element (13) between the web threading tail (10) and the surface (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Vesa Ahvenniemi, Bo Fagerström, Hannu Kasula, Jorma Kinnunen, Seppo Laine, Kenneth Widell, Juha Lipponen
  • Patent number: 7377994
    Abstract: A web is threaded in the reeling of a paper or board web, by passing a web tail strip (W) into a reeling nip between a reeling drum (10) and a reel spool (12), on which a web roll is formed. The tail strip (W) is passed into the reeling nip by a suction zone (20) which extends substantially around the entire reeling drum circumference and is (10) in an area where a full-width web runs during reeling, so that the tail strip (w) can be conducted directly along the suction zone (20). The suction zone (20) is placed in the longitudinal direction of the reeling drum (10), i.e. in the width direction of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Vesa Ahvenniemi, Kenneth Widell, Hannu Kasula, Seppo Laine, Bo Fagerström
  • Publication number: 20080058979
    Abstract: Web is in the form of two web rolls, each of which is obtained by winding the web in a roll. The web of a selected one of the two web rolls is configured to be threaded into a transport route of a printing press by causing a holder to hold a forward edge portion of the web, and by thus moving the holder by drive of a motor while causing the web to be rotated and unwound by a corresponding one of motors. Before threading the web into the transport route, the diameter of the selected one of the web rolls is measured in order to calculate the transport speed of the web or the speed at which the web is unwound from the corresponding one of the web rolls so that the speed at which the web is threaded should be adequate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Takeaki NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20080058980
    Abstract: Web is in the form of two web rolls, and each of which is obtained by wounding the web in a roll. The web of a selected one of the two web rolls is configured to be threaded into a transport route of a printing press by causing a holder to hold a forward edge portion of the web, and by thus moving the holder by drive of a motor while causing the web to be rotated and unwound by a corresponding one of motors. While threading the web into the transport route, a speed at which the selected one of the web rolls is rotated or a speed at which the web is towed is configured to be controlled depending on a value representing tension applied to the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventor: Takeaki NAKANO
  • Patent number: 7311805
    Abstract: A system and method for transferring a continuously advancing paper web from a dryer to a reel section is provided. The system includes a first fabric defining a first moving conveyor. The first fabric may be a permeable fabric, which is positioned downstream from the dryer. A second fabric, which may also be permeable and defines a second moving conveyor, is also included. The first moving conveyor overlaps the second moving conveyor for a predetermined distance, and the first and second moving conveyors are configured to receive the paper web between the conveyors. A vacuum device is rotatably disposed against the first moving conveyor, and the dryer and the vacuum device are disposed relative to each other to form an open draw. The vacuum device is configured to produce a vacuum to attract the web to the first fabric for transferring the advancing web into the predetermined distance where the first and second conveyors overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clarke, Thomas G. Neal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7243827
    Abstract: A device for drawing a web of material into a machine, such as a printing press includes a draw-in mechanism that can be advanced along a draw-in path, and to which the web of material can be coupled. The draw-in mechanism can be driven by an electric motor that can be regulated or controlled in response to measurement data which is determined during the draw-in process. The motor can be regulated or controlled in synchronism with another unit of the machine, which other unit is mechanically driven independently of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder
  • Patent number: 7178437
    Abstract: A web of material is drawn into a printing press. A part of the tip of the web, which is laterally projecting over the edge of the web, is separated lengthwise at least once by the use of a slitting device. A device for accomplishing the drawing in of the web is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manfred Wolfgang Hartmann, Horst Bernhard Michalik
  • Patent number: 7135091
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for threading a pulp web (W) from the press section (1) of a pulp machine to the dryer (2) of the pulp machine. The arrangement comprises a closing tail threading belt (3) or the like, which is arranged to convey the narrow tail end (Wh) formed on the pulp web (W) inside the dryer (2), where the tail threading cord travels outside the edge of the normal web line of the pulp web. The tail end (Wh) can subsequently be broadened into a normal-width pulp web (W). The arrangement further comprises means (7) for gripping the tail end (Wh) in order to bring the tail end inside/between a closing tail threading cord (3) or the like, whereby the gripping means (7) are arranged to function at the normal running speed of the pulp machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Olli Huhtala, Tapani Tilli
  • Patent number: 7001487
    Abstract: A system and method for transferring a continuously advancing paper web from a dryer to a reel section is provided. The system includes a first fabric defining a first moving conveyor. The first fabric may be a permeable fabric, which is positioned downstream from the dryer. A second fabric, which may also be permeable and defines a second moving conveyor, is also included. The first moving conveyor overlaps the second moving conveyor for a predetermined distance, and the first and second moving conveyors are configured to receive the paper web between the conveyors. A vacuum device is rotatably disposed against the first moving conveyor, and the dryer and the vacuum device are disposed relative to each other to form an open draw. The vacuum device is configured to produce a vacuum to attract the web to the first fabric for transferring the advancing web into the predetermined distance where the first and second conveyors overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clarke, Thomas G. Neal, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6946059
    Abstract: A paper machine for manufacturing a fiber web traveling in a machine direction and having a tail includes at least one rope defining a rope nip. A threading arm assembly is positioned in association with the rope nip. The threading arm includes a frame and a diverter carried by the frame. The diverter is movable to divert the tail in a direction transverse to the machine direction toward the rope nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Leif Mohrsen, John Eagle
  • Patent number: 6942759
    Abstract: A method of threading a fiber web tail movable in a machine direction, comprising the steps of: positioning a threading arm assembly in association with a rope nip, the threading arm assembly including a frame and a diverter carried by and movable relative to the frame; diverting the tail using the threading arm assembly in a direction transverse to the machine direction toward the rope nip; and threading the diverted fiber web tail into said rope nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Leif Mohrsen, John Eagle
  • Patent number: 6923116
    Abstract: A shunt track is provided in a transport device for drawing in a length of material through the use of a drawing mechanism which is guided by the track. The shunt track includes a first guide section with one end that is selectively alignable with a second or a third guide section. A second end of the first guide section is fixed in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Lothar Johann Wicha
  • Patent number: 6916404
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for web threading in a drying section of a paper machine or the like. A leader (24) and a so called run-down strip are formed by cutting in the web coming to the drying cylinder in the drying section. An underpressure box (18) is arranged at the opening gap between the drying cylinder (14) and the drying wire, on that side of the wire which is away from the web, whereby this box can direct against the web an underpressure which is controllable in the machine's cross direction. The underpressure box creates an underpressure region (34?) between the leader and the underpressure box, the region having an underpressure p1 at the detachment point, i.e. in the area where the wire is detached from said drying cylinder (14), which underpressure is sufficient to detach the leader from said drying cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Antti Komulainen, Kari Juppi, Jorma Laapotti, Reijo Jokinen, Matti Kurki, Juha Lipponen, Markku Lyytinen, Samppa J. Salminen
  • Patent number: 6840171
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for threading a continuous web into a device arrangement having a first module and a second module connectable to and detachable from one another. First and second traction units are provided in the first and second modules. A gripper device grips a beginning section of the continuous web and is detachable to the traction units. The continuous web is pulled with the assistance of the gripper device from an input section to an output section of the respective module given movement of the traction units. A connector device connects the two traction units of the two modules to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Océ Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Fuchs, Keil Wolfram, Stephan Schalke, Ursula Stock
  • Publication number: 20040256434
    Abstract: An apparatus for threading a material web along a running path, comprising a linear motor having an electromagnetic rail extending at least partially along the running path and a transporter adapted to travel along the electromagnetic rail. The transporter includes at least one magnet. A clamp is connected to the transporter; the clamp is both movable and clampable with respect to the material web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventor: Allan Broom
  • Patent number: 6820548
    Abstract: An infeed device for drawing a material web into a web-fed rotary printing machine in an infeed direction includes an infeed channel, an infeed element guidable in the infeed channel, and an infeed triangle releasably connectable to the infeed element, the infeed triangle having fastened thereto a leading end of the material web to be drawn into the rotary printing machine, and the infeed triangle having, on a side thereof facing towards the infeed channel, a deformation extending at least approximately perpendicularly to the infeed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Patrick Lepeltier, Jean-Claude Marmin
  • Patent number: 6817506
    Abstract: Webs of printable materials which are fed into a printing machine are provided with a feed tip that allows the web to be rapidly and releasably connected to a the web feed device. The feed tip has a thickened section which is generally perpendicular to the direction of web transport and which cooperates with a carrier element that is fastened to the web feed device. The carrier element has an oblong cavity which extents in the direction of web transport and which cooperates with the thickened portion of the web to form a stop that is perpendicular to the direction of web transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Lothar Johann Wicha
  • Patent number: 6810812
    Abstract: The tension of a web in a rotary printing press is regulated during passage of the web between at least first and second cylinders of at least one printing group. The two cylinders are driven using at least one drive mechanism. A distance between the two cylinders is varied to influence the web tension before, between and after the printing groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Heinz Fischer
  • Patent number: 6786150
    Abstract: A roll for a web printing press includes a cylindrical member configured for supporting a web, the cylindrical member being rotatable about an axis of rotation. A motor device is disposed at the axis of rotation for rotating the cylindrical member so as to advance the web over the cylindrical member during a webbing-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Gerald Joseph Drew, David Elliott Whitten, Mark Anthony Wingate
  • Publication number: 20040129397
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for threading a pulp web (W) from the press section (1) of a pulp machine to the dryer (2) of the pulp machine. The arrangement comprises a closing tail threading belt (3) or the like, which is arranged to convey the narrow tail end (Wh) formed on the pulp web (W) inside the dryer (2), where the tail threading cord travels outside the edge of the normal web line of the pulp web. The tail end (Wh) can subsequently be broadened into a normal-width pulp web (W). The arrangement further comprises means (7) for gripping the tail end (Wh) in order to bring the tail end inside/between a closing tail threading cord (3) or the like, whereby the gripping means (7) are arranged to function at the normal running speed of the pulp machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Olli Huhtala, Tapani Tilli
  • Publication number: 20040079506
    Abstract: A paper machine for manufacturing a fiber web traveling in a machine direction and having a tail includes at least one rope defining a rope nip. A threading arm assembly is positioned in association with the rope nip. The threading arm includes a frame and a diverter carried by the frame. The diverter is movable to divert the tail in a direction transverse to the machine direction toward the rope nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Leif Mohrsen, John Eagle
  • Publication number: 20040079507
    Abstract: A machine for the manufacture or treatment of a material web, in particular of a paper or cardboard web, including a rope guide for the threading of a marginal web strip. The rope guide has two endless ropes which can be brought together to form a rope nip and whose run course can be correspondingly changed for the positioning of the rope nip in a threading position within a plane extending in the machine running direction and perpendicular to the material web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Sylvain Demers, Allan Broom
  • Publication number: 20040035539
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for web threading in a drying section of a paper machine or the like. A leader (24) and a so called run-down strip are formed by cutting in the web coming to the drying cylinder in the drying section. An underpressure box (18) is arranged at the opening gap between the drying cylinder (14) and the drying wire, on that side of the wire which is away from the web, whereby this box can direct against the web an underpressure which is controllable in the machine's cross direction. The underpressure box creates an underpressure region (34′) between the leader and the underpressure box, the region having an underpressure p1 at the detachment point, i.e. in the area where the wire is detached from said drying cylinder (14), which underpressure is sufficient to detach the leader from said drying cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Antti Komulainen, Kari Juppi, Jorma Laapotti, Reijo Jokinen, Matti Kurki, Juha Lipponen, Markku Lyytinen, Samppa J. Salminen
  • Publication number: 20030234090
    Abstract: A leader which is used to pull a seamable papermaker's fabric onto a paper machine comprising a ravel area for securing pull ropes or cables thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Michael J. Josef
  • Patent number: 6631678
    Abstract: A device for infeeding a material web into a rotary printing machine includes an infeed element for receiving a material web start, the infeed element being introducible onto an introduction path extending at least approximately parallel to a path of the material web in the rotary printing machine. Also included are suspension stations at which the material web is connectable to the infeed element, the suspension stations being assigned to respective components of the rotary printing machine along the path of the material web through the rotary printing machine; and a web-processing rotary printing machine having a guide path for the infeed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Philippe Cousin, Jean-Claude Marmin
  • Patent number: 6615718
    Abstract: A material web to be printed is drawn into a rotary printing press by securing a reinforcement element to a leading end of the material web. The reinforcement element can be enwrapped in the material web or held to the web by suitable catches. An openable and closable loop is formed in the reinforcement element and is used to connect the element to the web draw-in device of the printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Rainer Brückl, Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder
  • Publication number: 20030159789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in leading a web threading tail particularly in a paper machine. In the method a device is used, which is moved close to a fabric transporting the web threading tail and by means of which the web threading tail is detached from the surface of the fabric. The web threading tail is transferred laterally relative to its direction of travel to the following web threading device, after which the device is moved away from the vicinity of the web threading tail. The transfer of the web threading tail in the cross direction of the paper machine takes place mechanically by pushing. The invention also related to a corresponding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Applicant: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Juha Salmela
  • Patent number: 6577467
    Abstract: A helical scan transport apparatus for reading and writing data on to a magnetic recording tape which is wound on a supply reel rotatably mounted within a removable tape cartridge includes a chassis having a front end portion and rear end portion. An elevator assembly is mounted on the chassis at the front end. The elevator assembly is configured to receive the tape cartridge and to position the tape cartridge in a loaded position. A take-up reel assembly is coupled to the chassis at the rear end position. A helical deck is mounted on a central portion of the chassis between the elevator assembly and the take-up reel assembly. The helical deck includes a rotary read/write head, a substantially linear tape loading path between the elevator assembly and the take-up reel assembly, and a movable guide for the seizing the tape from the tape loading path and for at least partially wrapping the tape around the rotary head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Storage Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Hoge, William C. Dodt, John C. Owens
  • Patent number: 6539865
    Abstract: A lithographic printing plate substrate is conditioned for imaging in a printer engine by attaching a leader to the leading edge. The leader is sufficiently flexible to be drawn into the printer engine and is adapted to pull the plate substrate through the printer engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Kodak Polychrome Graphics LLC
    Inventor: Patrick R. Friedman
  • Patent number: 6513428
    Abstract: A device and a method for attaching a printing web to a webbing sail include two thin, flexible sheets to be sandwiched about the printing web. Each of the sheets is at least partly attached to a trailing edge of the webbing sail. Protrusions are disposed obliquely on the sheets for gripping the printing web. A device and a method for webbing-up a printing machine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Jatinder Singh Sappal, Mark Anthony Wingate, Matthew Jon Wingate
  • Patent number: 6510790
    Abstract: A material web to be printed is drawn into a rotary printing press by securing a reinforcement element to a leading end of the material web. The reinforcement element can be enwrapped in the material web or held to the web by suitable catches. An openable and closable loop is formed in the reinforcement element and is used to connect the element to the web draw-in device of the printing press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Rainer Brückl, Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder
  • Patent number: 6499684
    Abstract: A leader pin assembly for attachment to tape as a generic and space-efficient interface between tape and equipment which manipulates the tape, and a method for making the same. The leader pin assembly preferably includes a leader pin, an elastomer element, and a clip. The leader pin is barbell-shaped, having enlarged ends and at least one pair of flanges each spaced a distance from a respective enlarged end to define a pair of recesses and a center section of the leader pin. The center section of the leader pin is sized to permit tape to be wound around the center section, with the elastomer element surrounding the tape and with the clip snugly surrounding the elastomer element to keep the tape securely in place around the center section of the leader pin. The end surfaces of the leader pin may have an outward curve to ensure smooth movement across equipment surfaces during leader pin assembly manipulation. Also the edges of the leader pin may be radiused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignees: Seagate Technology, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James Eaton, Thomas R. Albrecht, Robert R. Heinze, John A. Hamming, Jeffrey S. McAllister, Thomas W. von Alten, Carl R. Hoerger, Geoffrey W. Mansbridge
  • Publication number: 20020179670
    Abstract: A tape loading apparatus comprises a base, a roller post about which a tape is wrapped for tape loading, and a carrying member for carrying the roller post. The roller post includes a rotation shaft and a roller rotating about the rotation shaft, and a shaft engagement member is provided on the base for holding the roller post at a predetermined position, the shaft engagement member directly contacting and pressing one or both ends of the rotation shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Saito, Akio Konishi, Koichiro Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 6482293
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in tail threading, in which a lead-in strip, tail (T) separated from the edge of a paper web is guided between two elongated mobile means in a paper web conveying machine and transferred forward between these two means along a given portion in the machine direction of the machine. The mobile means are belts (1, 2) between which the tail is transported. The neutral axes (N) of the belts (1, 2) are substantially on the same level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Vesa Ahvenniemi
  • Patent number: 6477949
    Abstract: A device for infeeding a material web along an infeed path into a rotary printing machine includes drive stations arranged along the infeed path, and an infeed element partially enclosed by a guide formed with a lateral opening at which a material web is fastenable on an extension piece. The infeed device further includes a profiling provided on the infeed element for stiffening the infeed element in an advancement direction along the infeed path. A rotary printing press is provided with the infeed device; and a newspaper rotary printing press is similarly provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Jaques Metrope