Having Pneumatic Assist Patents (Class 242/332.3)
  • Patent number: 8807472
    Abstract: In a web winding apparatus for winding a web on a winding core, the winding core is rotated by a predetermined amount while an end portion of the web, which is held by a holding mechanism, is pressed against the winding core. Thereafter, the holding by the holding mechanism is released, and thereby the end portion of the web is attached to the winding core. Thereafter, the winding core is rotated, and the web is wound up on the winding core. A rotation speed of the winding core when the web is being pressed against the winding core is a higher speed than a rotation speed of the winding core at the time of attaching the web to the winding core. In this manner, the web is accurately wound on the winding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7546967
    Abstract: A magnetic tape pullout apparatus adapted to pull out an end portion of a magnetic tape by attaching a circumferential surface of a wound magnetic tape, and provided with a tape pullout jig which is disposed so that a front end portion thereof can touch an outer circumferential surface of a wound magnetic tape, and which has on the lower side of this front end portion an attachment portion for attaching the magnetic tape thereto, a support member adapted to rotatably support the tape pullout jig in the radial direction of the wound magnetic tape, and a slide mechanism adapted to move the support member in the tangential direction of the wound magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuo Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20080128540
    Abstract: A magnetic tape winding apparatus includes: a winding portion that winds a magnetic tape by running the magnetic tape in a longitudinal direction; and an air blowing unit that blows air to a surface of the magnetic tape so as to vary a position of the magnetic tape to be wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Takayuki SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 6964391
    Abstract: A recording tape cartridge rotatably accommodating, within a case, a reel on which a recording tape is wound. A leader portion is provided at a distal end of the recording tape. The leader portion has a leader tape connected to the recording tape, and holding blocks provided at vertical direction outer sides of a distal end of the leader tape. In a state in which the holding blocks are held so as to face an opening of the case, the holding blocks are exposed from cut-out portions. Due to the holding blocks being nipped and held by a guiding mechanism of a drive device and the guiding mechanism moving, the holding blocks are separated from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hiraguchi
  • Patent number: 6942175
    Abstract: A winding apparatus has a rotary element, such as a core, that is rotatable about a winding axis. A roller is disposed adjoining the rotary element. The roller and rotary element together define a nip. A guide shoe has a chute wall and a plenum. The chute wall is aligned with the nip. The chute wall has an inner end disposed between the roller and the rotary element and an outer end spaced from the roller. The chute wall has a plurality of bores communicating with the plenum. In use, gas blown through the bores propels a web to the nip in a fluid film. The free end of the web is guided from an outfeed end of the nip in a loop to a second position adjoining the inner end of the guide shoe. During the guiding, the rotary element is rotated against the loop. This continues until the web overlaps and is cinched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph A. Watkins, Stephen M. Reinke