Convolute Winding Of Material Patents (Class 242/520)
  • Patent number: 9428359
    Abstract: A method of redirecting a glass ribbon assembly from a first glass conveyance path to a second. The method includes conveying the glass ribbon assembly that includes a flexible glass substrate that has first and second surfaces that extend laterally between the edges, and first and second handling tabs affixed to the respective edges. The handling tabs extend above and below the flexible glass substrate and define a handling surface envelope. The method also includes supporting the glass ribbon assembly on the first and second handling tabs such that the flexible glass substrate is free to flex out of the handling surface envelope while remaining spaced apart from a primary roll member when the flexible glass substrate is directed around the primary roll member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Sean M. Garner, Nikolay A. Panin
  • Publication number: 20150142042
    Abstract: The present application discloses an apparatus for treating vascular aneurysms and includes a radially expandable substantially cylindrical structure formed from a plurality of support members and defining a plurality of openings, and at least one reactive material strand selectively integrated into the substantially cylindrical structure. The reactive material is configured to assume a non-reacted state and a reacted state. The reactive material in the reacted state is configured to restrict a flow of blood to an aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Brian J. Cox
  • Publication number: 20140374530
    Abstract: A winding assembly includes a first supporting member, a pivot shaft, a driving assembly, and a limiting member. The pivot shaft is partly received in the first supporting member. The pivot shaft is configured to support the adhesive tape coil thereon. The adhesive tape coil is configured to be rotatable relative to the first supporting member. The driving assembly includes a secondary shaft. The secondary shaft is partly received in the first supporting member and capable of moving relative to the first supporting member. A first end of the secondary shaft is exterior to the first supporting member and is configured to couple to the hollow rod. The limiting member is spaced a preset distance from the first supporting member and capable of moving relative to the first supporting member. The limiting member and the first supporting member are configured to cooperatively limit the wound adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: GUANG YANG
  • Publication number: 20140296808
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing wetness in an absorbent article worn by a subject includes one or more sensing elements; and a coupling for communicating sensor signals between the one or more sensing elements and a receiver. A change in environmental parameter causes a change in electrical behaviour of at least one of the sensing elements, which behaviour can be analysed to determine occurrence of a wetness event in the absorbent article. The changes in electrical behaviour are communicated in the sensor signals to the receiver. The analysis may be by the receiver or a processor in communication with the receiver. Ideally, the sensing elements include capacitive elements and preferably, resonance circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Fred Bergman Heaalthcare PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Curran, David Albert Barda, Don Black, Bradley John Phillips, Peter Kotlarski, Juuso Tuomas Oikkonen, Tomi Juha Petteri Mattila
  • Publication number: 20140263810
    Abstract: Systems methods and devices for packaging used grain bags as the grain bags are being unloaded. The system is located at the top of a grain unloader machine or a grain extractor machine. The invention uses a pair of plates with retractable winding cores placed at the center of each plate. At the start of the unloading process, the end of a grain bag is attached to both the retractable winding cores. As the grain bag is unloaded, the unloader moves down the length of the grain bag. The portion of the grain bag that is emptied is rolled up by the rotating winding cores. The winding cores are powered by one or two external motors controlled by a user. Once the empty grain bag has been completely rolled up, the retractable winding cores can be retracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Neeralta Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Lambert WIERENGA
  • Publication number: 20140084102
    Abstract: A coreless roll of paper is formed by winding a web of paper around an elongated mandrel to form a roll of convolutely wound paper. The mandrel is formed from flexible and elastic material, and after the roll is wound, the mandrel is pulled longitudinally and withdrawn from the roll of paper to form a coreless roll. Alternatively, the mandrel can be pressurized to expand the mandrel radially before or during the winding of the web around the mandrel. After the roll is wound, the pressure in the mandrel is relieved so that the mandrel contracts radially, and the mandrel is withdrawn from the roll. A novel clasp is used to grasp and extract a tubular mandrel from the roll. The clasp includes a rigid shaft which is adapted to be inserted into a tubular mandrel. A plurality of clamping blocks are spaced radially outwardly from the shaft and are spaced circumferentially around the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael E. Techlin
  • Publication number: 20140048642
    Abstract: Described is a device for winding ribbon-like material onto spools. Said device comprises at least a first rotating body (10a, 10b) that can rotate around a spool axis (S) and at least a second rotating body (20) that can rotate around the spool axis (S) and can furthermore be moved relative to the spool axis (S) in axial direction from a first end position to a second end position. Thus, the second rotating body (20) when it is in the first end position is located closer to the first rotating body (10a, 10b) than when it is in the second end position. The two rotating bodies (10a, 10b; 20) can rotate jointly around the spool axis, at least when the second rotating body (20) is located in its first end position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SCHROEDER + BAUER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Frank BAUER, Thomas STANDKE, Mirko LINDENMANN
  • Publication number: 20140014762
    Abstract: A microporous plastic film roll production method, comprising the steps of: conveying microporous plastic film having through-holes in its interior by using a plurality of conveyance rollers at least one conveyance roller of which has a surface roughness RzJIS (?m) of 0.3?RzJIS?30 and has a surface made of fluorine resin, silicone rubber, or a composite material containing one of them; and winding it up in a roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Takashi Ichinomiya, Tadashi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130333183
    Abstract: The device includes at least a first gripping member and a second gripping member, arranged and controlled so that they extract two winding spindle portions from opposite ends of a log in a longitudinal extraction direction parallel to the axis of the log. The first gripping member and a second gripping member are movable along a log advancing path and extract the two winding spindle portions as they advance along the log advancing path together with the log and the two winding spindle portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Graziano Mazzaccherini, Romano Maddaleni
  • Publication number: 20130337303
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to the manufacture of a battery cell. The battery cell includes a set of layers including a cathode and an anode. The cathode includes a cathode substrate with a thickness in the range of 8-10 microns and a cathode active material. The anode includes an anode substrate with a thickness in the range of 4-6 microns and an anode active material. The cathode active material is coated on the cathode substrate at a rate of 2 mm/min to 3 mm/min, and the anode active material is coated on the anode substrate at a rate of 2 mm/min to 3.8 mm/min. Such substrate thicknesses and coating speeds may increase the energy density of the battery cell over that of a conventional battery cell with thicker cathode and anode substrates while avoiding manufacturing defects associated with the use of thinner substrates in battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh C. Bhardwaj, Taisup Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130240399
    Abstract: Sterilization wraps have a first side colored at least a first color and an opposing second side colored at least a second color that is different than the first color. These sterilization wraps are then paired such that each of the pairs of sterilization wraps has the aforementioned first sides of the sterilization wraps that comprise the pair of sterilization wraps facing one another. By one approach these pairs of sterilization wraps are un-bonded and hence are not physically connected to one another. By another approach the sterilization wraps that comprise a given pair can be coupled to one another (for example, by an intermingling of the materials that comprise the two sterilization wraps). A plurality of such pairs of sterilization wraps can then be placed in a suitable container to facilitate handling, storage, and shipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Francis A. Czajka, JR., Dixit Gandhi, Alan E. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20130206894
    Abstract: A core tube holding device comprising: a plurality of out-pushing members that are arranged side by side spaced apart in the axial direction, each having a pressing part; a connecting member for connecting the plurality of out-pushing members; a holding member that has at every position in the axial direction a pressed part corresponding to the pressing part, and that is disposed radially outward with respect to the plurality of out-pushing members; and an action unit adapted to exert a force for moving, to one side in the axial direction, a one end out-pushing member which, among the plurality of out-pushing members, is at an end on the one side; wherein: at least one from among the pressing parts and the pressed parts is formed in a tapered shape that spreads radially outward from the one side to the other side in the axial direction, and when the force for moving the one end out-pushing member acts thereon via the action unit, the one end out-pushing member moves to the one side while also pulling the othe
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130193248
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a roll of sheet product includes facilitating wrapping a sheet product material about a core to form the roll of sheet product, and applying a reference indication to a distal end of the core following the formation of the roll of sheet product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
  • Publication number: 20130181085
    Abstract: To enable safe coiling of very thin metals at high speed, the invention discloses a coiler comprising a mandrel of considerably smaller diameter then prior art mandrels, enabling said mandrel to be directly driven by an electric motor without using reduction gears. The coil outer diameter is also reduced, the result being a coiler having far lower polar moment of inertia than prior art coilers, therefore greatly reducing the incidence of tension errors and strip breaks. The mandrel is constructed specifically for operation with a spool upon which the coil is wound, and incorporates the novel feature of concentric expansion using a plurality of circumferentially oriented wedges, which ensures uniform support and grip of the spool bore, holding said spool and coil concentric with the axis of the mandrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: T. Sendzimir Inc
    Inventor: John W. Turley
  • Publication number: 20130001350
    Abstract: A graphite film showing an extremely low average tearing force is more likely to suffer from various kinds of defects, such as splitting, winding deviation, wrinkling, and poor dimensional accuracy, in a step of producing the graphite film and in a step of processing the graphite film. However, these defects can be prevented by using a graphite film that satisfies the following requirements: 1) having an average tearing force of not more than 0.08 N as determined by Trouser tear method in accordance with JIS K7128; and 2) having sag of not less than 5 mm and not greater than 80 mm as determined by a method of film windability evaluation in accordance with JIS C2151.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohta, Takashi Inada, Makoto Mishiro, Yasushi Nishikawa, Takashi Inada
  • Patent number: 8302650
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device (1) for gluing the final edge (4a) of a log of band-shaped material (4), comprising a rolling plane (2) for feeding a log (3) that has at least a through opening (7) for the application of a glue (8) on the log (3) itself. The device comprises a blade (9) provided for the application of the glue (8) on the log (3). The application blade (9) is mobile between a first position, in which it is spaced from the opening (7), and a second position, in which it is disposed close to the through opening (7). The device (1) comprises a pressure container (10) for housing the glue (8) to be fed to the blade (9). The container (10) has a slot (12) facing towards, and close to an application edge (9a) of the blade (9) when the latter is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Publication number: 20120241547
    Abstract: A method for handling a fiber reinforced tube the tubular wall of which has a stiffness which allows the tube to maintain a nominal circular cross section of its own, the tube including a liner, a fiber reinforcement surrounding the liner and a coating surrounding the fiber reinforcement, includes the steps of: flattening the tube so as to obtain a non-circular shape, such as an oval or elliptical shape, subsequently winding the flattened tube onto a reel. Thanks to the method, a combination of a wound flattened tube and a reel is obtained which is fit for road transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Lambertus Gerrit Peter DALMOLEN, Peter Jeroen CLOOS
  • Publication number: 20120241372
    Abstract: A filter module is formed of wound filter material having openings wherein the boundary surfaces of the openings constitute flow-through surfaces. The openings of the wound layers of the filter material form channels angled relative to the winding axis, wherein one group thereof opens at the outer peripheral surface of the roll and the other group opens at the inner peripheral surface of the roll and wherein the channels on the other end, respectively, are closed and wherein the channels, angled relative to the winding axis, are separated from one another by filter material, and wherein the inner area of the roll has a central channel arranged around a winding axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Wolfgang DIEMER, Martin Zeiler
  • Publication number: 20120186751
    Abstract: A method is described for obtaining a coreless roll of web material with a first portion of web material forming an inner nucleus of the roll and a second portion of web material wound around the outside of the inner nucleus. The two portions can be separated from one another and, for that purpose, an interface or discontinuity is created in at least one turn of the web material forming the roll between the inner nucleus and the second portion of web material. This facilitates the extraction of the inner nucleus from the outer portion of the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20120164538
    Abstract: A microporous membrane winding includes a microporous membrane wound around a core. The core has an outer diameter of 5 inches or greater, and has an outer surface with a surface roughness of 3.0 ?m or less. A microporous membrane that is excellent in thickness uniformity and is favorably used as a separator for a lithium-ion secondary battery can be obtained from the microporous membrane winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Daisuke Inagaki, Hisashi Takeda, Shintaro Inaba
  • Publication number: 20120125945
    Abstract: An exemplary surface mounting apparatus includes a winder, a waste tape and a feeder for discharging the waste tape towards the winder. The winder includes a pivot, a wheel rotatably mounted around the pivot, and a coil spring disposed between the pivot and the wheel. An outer end of the coil spring is connected to the wheel to rotate with the wheel, and an inner end of the coil spring is static relative to the pivot during rotation of the wheel. The waste tape is connected to the wheel of the winder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
  • Publication number: 20120006930
    Abstract: An artificial turf remover and infill separator comprising an artificial turf removing station, an infill separating station and an artificial turf collection station. The infill separating station comprises rotatable spinning devices comprises corners, wherein each corner comprises chain links. The artificial turf remover and infill separator is utilized by positioning a strip of artificial turf on an angular ramp, conveying the artificial turf over a first pair of rotatable rollers, conveying the artificial turf between a second pair of rotatable rollers, separating infill from the artificial turf via fin-shaped picks, square-shaped rotatable diggers and the rotatable spinning devices, wherein the chain links jostle the infill material from the artificial turf onto a first and second infill collection conveyor belt. The artificial turf is then conveyed over a first and second base roller, between a rear pair of counter-rotating rollers and then wound around a final artificial turf collection roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120001013
    Abstract: A method and device for handling and deploying a sheet of material are provided. In a first version, a rigid rod is positioned within a flexible cylindrical core and the sheet is wrapped around the core. The rod is then removed from the core and the core and sheet may be folded and reshaped for storage or shipment. The core and sheet may then be unfolded and the sheet may be unwrapped from the core. The rigid rod may be positioned within the core after the core is unfolded and to enable easier removal of the sheet from the core. A dispenser may be provided that attaches to the core and/or the rod and enables an operator to unwrap the sheet from the core. The core may be sufficiently rigid to allow the dispenser to be coupled with the core and without positioning of a rigid rod within the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: WAYNE S. MORGAN
  • Patent number: 8080304
    Abstract: A stretchable multi-layer wrap is provided. The wrap comprises a first film, which comprises an inside cling surface, a second film, which comprises an inside cling surface. The second film inside cling surface engages the first film inside cling surface. The wrap also comprises a plurality of longitudinal ribs that are co-aligned with a longitudinal axis of the wrap. The ribs are disposed between the engaged cling surfaces and spaced so as not to cause disengagement of the cling surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Western Plastics Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20110222374
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for cable termination and sensor integration at a sensor station within an ocean bottom seismic (OBS) cable array are disclosed. The sensor stations include a housing for various sensor components. Additionally, the sensor stations can accommodate an excess length of any data transmission members which may not be cut at the sensor station while enabling connection of one or more cut data transmission members with the sensor components. The sensor stations further manage any strength elements of the cable array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Arne Berg, Torbjørn Heglum, Roar Furuhaug, Tormod Bliksås
  • Publication number: 20110200812
    Abstract: Provided is a glass roll formed by winding a glass film into a roll, in which a minimum winding radius of the glass film is optimized. Thus, the glass film is reliably prevented from breaking due to static fatigue, and is able to be stored for long periods. A glass roll (1), which is formed by winding a glass film (2) into a roll, has a configuration in which the glass film has a minimum winding radius (R) satisfying the following relation: R?(T/2)[(2.3/?)×E?1], where ? represents flexural strength of the glass film (2) obtained by a 3-point bending test, T represents a thickness of the glass film, and E represents a Young's modulus of the glass film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Masahiro Tomamoto, Michiharu Eta, Hidetaka Oda, Tatsuya Takaya, Yasuo Yamazaki, Hiroshi Takimoto, Shinichi Ishibashi, Keiji Takagi, Daisuke Nagata, Takahide Nakamura, Toru Sakurabayashi, Katsutoshi Fujiwara, Mitsuharu Noda, Yasuhiko Ogiso, Takahide Fujii
  • Publication number: 20110147262
    Abstract: A method of at least one embodiment of the present invention for packing a TAB tape is a method in which the TAB tape is wound on a core reel so as to be packed, the TAB tape being a tape-shaped insulating film on which circuits are provided in a repeated manner, the circuits each of which is made up of metal wiring and a solder resist. In at least one embodiment, the method includes a first step of winding at least the TAB tape on an outer peripheral surface of a core reel having a cylindrical shape, the core reel having a shaft hole on its inner peripheral side. This makes it possible to provide (i) a method for packing a TAB tape which method makes it possible to reduce a packing size, and (ii) a smaller packing structure for a TAB tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushkik Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Kudose
  • Publication number: 20110095117
    Abstract: A method for forming a tubular sheet product roll includes providing a sheet product roll having a first configuration and a void, centering a rotational axis of the sheet product roll on a longitudinal axis of a first tool, and inserting the first tool into the void of the sheet product roll to define an inner diameter of the void and to form the sheet product roll having a second configuration different from the first configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Ehteshamul Haque, Chiehlung Jay Hsu, David L. B. Knudsen, Bruce Jerome Kokko, Steven B. Mattheeussen
  • Publication number: 20110032656
    Abstract: A film capacitor is provided which has a smaller size and improved capacity while securing a sufficient withstand voltage. The film capacitor comprising a basic element 10 containing a plurality of dielectric layers and at least one vapor-deposited metal film layer 14a, 14b, where the plurality of dielectric layers consisting of a resin film layer 12 and at least one vapor-deposited polymer film layer 16a, and the at least one vapor-deposited polymer film layer 16a is formed on at least one of the resin film layer 12 and the at least one vapor-deposited metal film layer 14a, 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: Kojima Press Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru ITO, Masumi NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100294874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a winding device 10, in particular, a hot-rolled strip winding device, for winding, in particular, a hot-rolled strip 11 after rolling into bundles or coils 12, having a driven winding unit 13 for winding, in particular, the hot-rolled strip 11 and having means for fixing the bundles or coils 12, wherein said means comprises at least one unit 14 for producing a welded connection 16. The invention proposes that said unit 14 for producing a welded connection 16 be configured for producing a welded connection 16 connecting the last bundle or coil winding to the next to the last bundle or coil winding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Heinz Niehues
  • Publication number: 20100260964
    Abstract: Provided are a glass film laminate having a glass film, a support sheet laminated on one surface of the glass film to extend off the glass film, and a protective sheet peelably laminated on the other surface of the glass film to cover the edges of the glass film, and a glass roll produced by winding the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Takahide NAKAMURA, Koichi Mori
  • Publication number: 20100237177
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming a roll of tape, wherein an amount to be wound is predetermined and is wound into a roll, wherein the predetermined amount is defined by square meters and to a method of distributing tape, wherein tape is wound into rolls defined by a predetermined number of square meters, such that each roll comprises the same amount of tape. Furthermore a series of rolls of similar or identical tape is disclosed, all comprising the same amount of tape but some having different widths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Guido Maurinus Adriana Maria Aarts
  • Publication number: 20100147988
    Abstract: A carousel for the storage of flexible product, and a method of loading flexible product thereon, wherein said carousel comprises an open drum mounted to rotate around a vertical axis, an elevatable floor, preferably internal to said drum and lifting means for lifting and lowering said elevatable floor. Said lifting means possibly being located between a base of said carousel and said elevatable floor. Said carousel may be of the type designed for location under deck on a marine pipelaying vessel, said flexible product being flexible conduit for the transport of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: Acergy Norway AS
    Inventor: John Baxter
  • Publication number: 20100096489
    Abstract: A filament spool for use in a filament spool container, where the filament spool comprises a first rim and a second rim offset by an axial shaft, and a series of grooves extending along a first portion of the first rim and configured to receive a filament of a material while the filament is wound around the axial shaft in a first rotational direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Taatjes, Patrick W. Turley, Martin G. Zalusky
  • Publication number: 20100051735
    Abstract: A wrap adaptor is provided which includes a Shaft, an L shaped retainer bar inserted into and welded to the Shaft, a Selector Pin, Foot Plate, and mean for winding and removing knee wrap from wrap adaptor shaft. The Shaft is inserted into a drill, and a knee wrap is inserted under the L shaped retainer bar, the drill is powered causing the knee wrap to become wound with tension; The Foot Plate is used to insert the Shaft with tightly wound knee wrap into foot plate with the Selector Pin inserted into Shaft forming a T handle to allow for removal of the wound knee wrap by pulling up on wrap adaptor shaft, for purpose of removing knee wrap from wrap adaptor shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jason Murphy
  • Publication number: 20100012764
    Abstract: An issue with conventional stretch films is that the edges of the film can be easily damaged, which may result in tearing or failure of the film during use. Folding the film edges may reduce such damage but yields uneven rolls of film that are difficult to unwind. The present disclosure describes in-process devices, systems, and methods for oscillating the film to prevent stacking of the folded edges as the film is wound onto a film roll. The present disclosure also describes in-process devices, systems, and methods for entrapping air between the layers of film as they are wound onto a film roll. As a result, the film is less susceptible to damage and easier to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Paragon Films, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Eugene Pirtle, Khurrum Shamsi, Robert Earl Cochlin
  • Publication number: 20090324883
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of self-supporting extendable materials such as tapes used for sealing, adhering two surfaces together, masking, medical tape, and the like; papers, vinyls, and decal substrates. More specifically, the disclosure is directed to coated extendable self-supporting materials, for example, adhesive tapes, papers, and adhesive sheets, and the manufacture of adhesive tapes and papers, wherein a length of tape or other material extends rigidly a certain distance and does not coil or curl onto itself, or curl or coil prematurely onto the receiving substrate. Yet, the material maintains flexibility to be pliable and generally to conform to a surface to which it may be applied. The material is available in sheet form or as roll goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Liberman Distributing and Manufacturing Co. d/b/a Lidco Products
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume
  • Publication number: 20090284338
    Abstract: At least two or more flat rectangular wires having been fed separately or simultaneously (two or more are superimposed) are integrated by being pinched in a width direction and a thickness direction by at least two or more pairs of rollers and are rolled and formed simultaneously in a forming part to be formed into two or more flat rectangular electric wires. The two formed electric wires are stacked in layers in a wind-up part while being wound into a disk shape to provide a multi-stage coil. Two or more systems up to the forming part of the winding apparatus may be disposed in a planar layout. Each system may supply one flat rectangular electric wire separately, and the supplied electric wires may be stacked in layers in the wind-up part while being superimposed. The coil may be molded entirely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Eisuke Maruyama, Toshio Ogata, Jyunichi Ishizuki
  • Patent number: 7610114
    Abstract: Raw rolls and/or sheets of flat sheet stock are charted by a processing system that generates charting patterns using constraint logic programming, that matches the charting patterns and available raw rolls and/or sheets of flat sheet stock, and that selects the optimal patterns from those matching charting patterns and available raw rolls and/or sheets using mixed integer linear programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mangesh D Kapadi, Lingathurai Palanisamy, Pragathieswaran Shanmugavelu
  • Publication number: 20090239019
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a plurality of spacers comprising: (a) providing a carrier medium; (b) applying one or more stripes of a first material on a first face of the carrier medium; and (c) applying a layer of a second material over the first face of the carrier medium; so as to form a substrate on the carrier medium comprising first material and second material; wherein one of the first and second materials is a material that, in the end spacer product at room temperature, is a tacky material that will readily hold the spacer in place during its intended use, and the other of the first and second materials is a material that, in the end spacer product at room temperature, is a non-tacky material that will substantially not stick to the glass or other material to be separated; and wherein the stripes of the first material are spaced apart such that when the substrate formed by the first and second materials is cut into strips of a width corresponding to the width of the spacers bein
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Adrian Merritt
  • Publication number: 20090141284
    Abstract: An octupole winding pattern for winding a fiber optic coil includes at least two layers of an eight-layer winding pattern having an end fiber optic coil diameter formed in an opposite direction as a substantial portion of a remaining portion of the respective layer. The selectively arranged octupole winding pattern may be used in a fiber optic gyroscope. A spool onto which the fiber optic coil is wound may be removable. Preferably, the octupole winding pattern is advantageously arranged to provide a substantial amount of optical symmetry with respect to a winding centerline of the fiber optic coil. In addition, the octupole winding pattern provides a substantial amount of geometric, mechanical, and thermal symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Sardinha, Joseph Rivera, Andrew Kaliszek, Stanislaw Kopacz
  • Publication number: 20090108119
    Abstract: A fiber wrap and a method of rotating the fiber wrap without twisting a data cable are disclosed. The fiber wrap includes a sun gear, a sun cylinder coupled to the sun gear, a planetary gear in contact with the sun gear, a planetary cylinder coupled to the planetary gear, an outer housing in contact with the planetary gear, and a data cable coupled to the sun cylinder, the planetary cylinder, and the outer housing. The maximum bend radius of the data cable is determined by the equation: 2 ? ?? ? ? D ? ? G ? ? D ? c ? wherein ? is optical wavelength and ? ? ? D ? ? G ? ? D = 0.5 ? C s ? ( r R 2 ) 2 ? ? ? ? L c - 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Silversun Sturgis, Nathan Joseph Gomes, Pengbo Shen
  • Publication number: 20090057457
    Abstract: Provided is a method of rolling a single-ply membrane sheet having seam tape applied along one edge. The method permits rolling the sheet quickly and easily, and allows the rolled sheet to be readily shipped. The method comprises folding the sheet with a single fold so that the edge with the seam tape opposes the opposite edge, and then rolling the folded sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Norman Douglass Fast, Walter Alexander Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090045281
    Abstract: The rod (A) for winding reels of weblike material includes a cylindrical surface for winding of the weblike material, on which members (P) for engagement of an initial portion of the weblike material to be wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Giuseppe Acciari
  • Publication number: 20080283656
    Abstract: The rewinding machine comprises: a winding system (1, 2, 3) and a path for feeding a web material (N) towards said winding system. Along the feed path at least one suction member (23) is positioned to temporarily obstruct feeding of the web material and cause interruption thereof at the end of winding of each log (R).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2004
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20080277522
    Abstract: A method and system of winding polymeric film includes printing an ink pattern onto a length of polymeric film (e.g., low modulus, optical grade film) prior to winding. The film and the ink pattern are simultaneously wound about a cylinder to form a wound roll, with ink pattern being interposed between successively wound layers of film. The ink pattern establishes a gap between the outermost and immediately underlying wound layers of film. The gap facilitates natural movement (e.g., relaxation) of the outermost wound layer relative to the immediately underlying wound layer, thereby compensating for any winding-related stress or tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Michael D. Delmore, Victoria L. Evan, Burt R. King, Thomas L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080217463
    Abstract: Coiling device (“R”) and relative method for a windable long, metal product (10). The device (“R”) comprises a mandrel (12) having a substantially circular transverse section and rotating around a horizontal, vertical or inclined axis, a containing element (13) to contain the metal product (10) arranged in correspondence with the mandrel (12) and substantially orthogonal to the axis, and at least a guide and containing device (15, 16) able to be driven between a first working position wherein it cooperates with the mandrel (12), and a second inactive position wherein it is arranged distant from the mandrel (12). The containing element (13) comprises an annular channel (14) made in proximity with an outer surface of the mandrel (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bordignon, Ivan Paiaro, Andrea De Luca, Alfredo Poloni
  • Publication number: 20080210806
    Abstract: A winder has a scraper mounted about the axis of a winder drum for circumferential movement. The scraper has a semi-cylindrical concave surface which extends in the cross machine direction, the concave surface meets a second surface to form a scraping edge. The scraping edge engages the winder drum, scraping a web from the surface of the winder drum and pressing the web into engagement with double-sided sticky tape on a winder core with the concave surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Haven, Jeffrey K. Klemens
  • Publication number: 20080197230
    Abstract: A spool for a fastener strip includes a cylinder comprising a substantially U-shaped recess or protrusion for accommodating a turn in the fastener strip such that an upstream portion and a downstream portion of the fastener strip can point in the same direction. The recess or protrusion allows the strip to be wound onto the spool in such a manner that when the strip is unwound, there is a sufficiently long lead of fastener strip to allow an operator to replace the emptied spool with a new spool and to splice an upstream end of the strip from the emptied spool with a downstream end of the strip from the new spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Takashi Namba
  • Publication number: 20080164367
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solenoidal magnet having one or more coils wound onto a cylindrical former, and an annular end coil (20), mounted onto an end of the former such that no part of the former is present on the radially inner (A1) or axially outer (B2) sides of the end coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Siemens Magnet Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Simon James CALVERT