With Cutting, Perforating, Or Notching Patents (Class 242/522)
  • Patent number: 9680187
    Abstract: This application relates generally to battery removal apparatuses. For example, one battery removal apparatus disclosed herein comprises a pull tab configured to be disposed between a battery and a casing of a portable computing device. The pull tab is shaped such that at least one area of the battery and the casing are exposed to one another when the battery, the pull tab and the casing are compressed together. An adhesive layer is shaped to cover the at least one exposed area such that the battery adheres to the casing, and the pull tab is reinforced so as to prevent the pull tab from tearing when used to remove the battery from the portable computing device. Other battery removal apparatuses include a pull string battery removal apparatus as well as a battery removal apparatus that incorporates both a pull tab and one or more pull strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Stephens, David A. Pakula, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Publication number: 20140326821
    Abstract: A geotextile cutting apparatus having a lifting arm and cutting disk capable of cutting uniform width strips of geotextile material in the field. The uniform width strips of the geotextile material are then collected on a bobbin held and rotated by powered spindles on a variable width yoke of a collection apparatus, thus collecting the previously cut uniform width of geotextile material into compact rolls. The method of collecting geotextile material in the field having the steps including, cutting the material into uniform strips with a lifting arm having a cutting disk and then collecting those uniform strips on a rotating bobbin held and turned by rotating spindles on a variable width yoke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew L. Bishop
  • Patent number: 8851137
    Abstract: A winding apparatus comprises a rotating winding drum, a lay down station, a cutting station, a web assembly hold down element and a wound assembly discharge station. The rotating winding drum further comprises a plurality of winding stations. Each winding station comprises a winding mandrel, a winding nip, a web stabilizing bed and a cutting anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dale F Bittner, Christopher R Lyman
  • Publication number: 20140151490
    Abstract: A jam prevention mechanism includes a used tape guide with a guide surface along which a used tape fed out from a tape feeder is guided in a guide direction following a longitudinal direction of the used tape. A pressing member presses, against the guide surface, the used tape guided along the guide surface. A support member removably supports the pressing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Yusetsu KOBAYASHI, Hiroshi AKIYOSHI, Toshiyuki KUSUNOKI
  • Publication number: 20140054407
    Abstract: The machine includes a first winding roller and a concave plate extending around the first winding roller. The first winding roller and the concave plate define a feed channel of the web material. Upstream of the concave plate there is arranged a moving member including a pinching surface cooperating with the first winding roller to pinch the web material against the first winding roller. The moving member is arranged and controlled to pinch the web material against the surface of the first winding roller and decelerate the web material between the moving member and the surface of the first winding roller, causing a leading edge to wind around itself to form a winding nucleus of a log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.P.A
    Inventors: Graziano Mazzaccherini, Romano Maddaleni, Franco Montagnani
  • Publication number: 20130327876
    Abstract: Coreless tissue rolls can be produced without having to use an adhesive to form a hollow center. Instead, moisture can be used to promote light hydrogen bonding between the layers of the tissue web that line the hollow center. The hydrogen bonding provides sufficient structure to maintain the shape of the hollow center without rendering the tissue web surrounding the passageway unusable. Passageways can also be formed in accordance with the present disclosure that are substantially circular so that the rolls will easily spin on a spindle. In an alternative embodiment, moisture is not used in constructing the wound tissue roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven James Wojcik, Mark R. Verburgt, Joel Banda, JR., Kenneth Allen Pigsley, Christine Ann Armstrong, Dennis Marvin Jobs, Thomas Gerard Shannon, James Leo Baggot
  • Publication number: 20130248642
    Abstract: A web winding apparatus comprises two bobbins each being able to wind a web thereon; a cutter provided movably between the bobbin on one side and the bobbin on the other side for cutting the web being transferred; and a web pressing member provided at a position to face the cutter so that the web being transferred is put between the web pressing member and the cutter. The web pressing member is provided movably together with the cutter between the two bobbins, is configured to operate as cutter receiving member which presses and cuts the web in cooperation with the cutter, and is further configured to press a cut end of the web so cut on the bobbin being empty while holding the cut end of the web, to wind the cut end on the bobbin being empty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa NIWA, Toshiyoshi ICHIKAWA, Norihito SAKAKIBARA
  • Publication number: 20130248640
    Abstract: A web winding apparatus comprises a cutter, a web pressing member and a roller which are movable together between two bobbins supported respectively by two rotational center members. The cutter cuts a web being transferred, the web pressing member presses an end portion of the web cut with the cutter on the bobbin being empty, and the roller transfers the web being transferred to come, toward the bobbins. The apparatus further comprises two peripheral covers independently turnable around the rotational center members and respectively covering parts of outer peripheral surfaces of the webs wound on the two bobbins. Each of the peripheral covers respectively having circumferential openings is turnable selectively to a first position to direct the circumferential opening toward the roller and a second position to partition the bobbin side covered thereby and the roller side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa NIWA, Toshiyoshi Ichikawa, Norihito Sakakibara
  • Publication number: 20130248641
    Abstract: The web winding apparatus is characterized in that the two web pressing members are formed such that upon swinging, the two web pressing members move towards an empty one of the two bobbins positioned at one side of the two web pressing members which has been backed away from the cutter and upon swinging, the one of the two web pressing members which has approached the cutter presses an end portion of the web which is to be cut by the cutter on the empty bobbin thereby to wind the end portion of the web on the empty bobbin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa NIWA, Yoshihito FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20130221150
    Abstract: A rewinding machine is described with a winding cradle defined by three rollers and including a fourth winding roller, defining with the first winding roller a cradle in which the web material is pushed by a winding core to the beginning of each winding cycle, to cause severing of the web material without the need for controlled mechanical parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Roberto Morelli, Franco Montagnani, Romano Maddaleni
  • Patent number: 7878442
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the production of a coreless roll (110?) including a sheet (110) of flexible, not moist, material such as a fibrous absorbent material, produced by winding of the sheet in one direction and rolling this sheet about a winding axis perpendicular to such direction, and including a central dispensing leader forming a projection along such axis relative to at least one part of the plane of one of the sides of the roll. The method is characterized in that the leader is produced by displacing a portion of the end of the sheet (110) before winding so that one of the longitudinal edges of the sheet forms an angle (?) other than zero relative to such direction of winding, after which winding of the sheet about the axis is initiated. By preference several sheets are produced by longitudinal cutting of a wide sheet. The solution may be applied for production in particular of general wipe rolls, hand towel rolls, or toilet paper rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Yves-Michel Malecot, Joel Hungler, Jacky Postel
  • Publication number: 20110017860
    Abstract: A method for rewinding a web material is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: a) providing a conveyor belt having opposed first and second surfaces; b) providing a pressure assist device proximate to the second surface of the conveyor belt; c) disposing the web material on the first surface of the conveyor belt; d) providing at least one winding spindle having a speed profile proximate to the web material disposed upon the first surface of the conveyor belt; e) adjusting a position of at least one of the conveyor belt and the pressure assist device relative to the winding spindle to provide a compressive force to the surface of the winding spindle by the conveyor belt; f) adjusting a speed of the at least one winding spindle according to the speed profile; and, g) transferring the web material to the at least one winding spindle from the conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Matthew Alan Russell, Frederick Edward Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20110017859
    Abstract: A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments into rolls is disclosed. The winder has first and second rollers, a pressure assist device, a winding spindle, and a continuous belt having first and second surfaces. The belt is disposed about the first and second rollers. The web material is disposed upon at least a portion of the first surface of the belt. The winding spindle receives the web material when the spindle is proximate to the web material disposed upon the first surface of the belt. At least one of the longitudinal axis of the first roller and the longitudinal axis of the second roller is adjustable relative to the winding spindle. The pressure assist device is disposed proximate to the second surface of the belt and is adjustable relative to at least one of the second surface of the belt and the winding spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Matthew Alan Russell, Frederick Edward Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20100128257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a measuring method, etc., comprising a structure for accurately measuring optical characteristics such as PMD of an optical fiber. The measuring method is a technique for measuring polarization characteristic distributions along the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber as a measuring object by using BOCDA, and by propagating probe light and pumping light opposite in the optical fiber, BGS is generated at a plurality of respective measurement positions. Then, based on Brillouin gain fluctuations at the respective measurement positions, polarization characteristic distributions are calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamamoto, Eisuke Sasaoka
  • Patent number: 7717840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a soft roll material-translating device for the mechanical apparatus of machining and cutting after severing. The existing pillow type of automatic packing machine can only pack produces using one single roll of film, so the work efficiency is low. Consequently, the present invention aims at improving the work efficiency and it adopts following technical solutions: the soft roll material-translating device includes a frame (1), a right rotating unit (3) with right folding rod pair (5) and a left rotating unit (2) with left folding rod pair (4) are mounted on the frame (1), the right rotating unit (3) and the left rotating unit (2) can both rotate around a rotating center. By adding a few of mechanisms, the work efficiency of the device can be multiplied one times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Fagang Li
  • Publication number: 20090250544
    Abstract: Transferring a moving web from a winding roll to a new core is effected by cutting the web to form a downstream web end portion and an adjacent upstream web end portion; splicing the cut web with a tape; moving the spliced web to a position adjacent to the new core; and adhering the downstream web end portion to the new core with the tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Robert A. Pasquale
  • Publication number: 20090155512
    Abstract: A roll of a sheet material is provided with elongated sheets within the roll that are either completely detached from each other, or substantially completely detached from each other, such that the user can dispense the elongated sheets with one hand. In the case of toilet paper, the elongated sheets have a pre-determined length deemed to be suitable for most users and serve to assist young children in dispensing a proper amount of tissue from the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Tsutama Satake Neto, Jose Lee McIntyre, James Leo Baggot
  • Publication number: 20080290208
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided for preparing a cassette spool. The apparatus includes: a supply reel for supplying and unrolling tape material on original backing paper; at least one cutting member for cutting unrolled tape material while on original backing paper; a cutting surface defined in a plane; a pivoting path member adapted to move from a first position aligned in the plane to a second position aligned at least partially out of the plane; at least one removing member for removing uncut unrolled tape material from original backing paper; and a cassette spool for rolling up unrolled cut tape material on original backing paper. In further embodiments, methods are provided for preparing a cassette spool with cut tape material on original backing paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Donald A. Anderson, Gary E. Pfitzner, Ronald E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20080142630
    Abstract: A web forming machine, and a method of forming a web is described and which includes a first rotatable assembly; a second rotatable assembly positioned in spaced relation relative to the first rotatable assembly, and wherein a gap is defined between the first rotatable assembly, and the second rotatable assembly; and wherein a web of material to be formed is received in the gap; and means for reciprocally moving the first rotatable assembly into contact with the web, and into mating relation relative to the second rotatable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Gary L. Jensen
  • Patent number: 7100657
    Abstract: A sheet slitter winder that uses a sheet slitter to slit a wide sheet into a plurality of sheets of predetermined width, and winders to wind the slit sheets onto winding cores. Touch rollers contact the winding rolls. Temporary sheet-holding means have a sheet-retaining plate that can be contacted with and separated from the touch rollers and can temporarily hold a slit sheet against an outside peripheral surface of a touch roller at a point upstream of a point of contact between a touch roller and a roll. Cutting means are used to cut widthwise across the slit sheets thus held in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Kataoka Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kataoka, You Kataoka
  • Patent number: 6474205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting off and conveying strips, for a machine. The device is used for producing a continuous web, especially of paper or card, for a threading strip, and has a knife. Finally the device is characterized in that it has it least one (preferably driven) guiding roll (27) which can be brought into engagement with the threading strip (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Halmschlager, Peter Haider, Herbert Haunlieb
  • Patent number: 6383567
    Abstract: A roll of web and a method of making it has a total web width that is divided into n+1 portions by n circumferential slits. Each portion has a width less than the total web width such that the sum of the width of the portions equals the total web width and such that each portion can be individually used as an independent roll of web. The portions are held together such as by a core or an unslit portion of the web at innermost wraps of web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ronald H. Ager, Daniel M. Puls, Gerald L. Vogler
  • Patent number: 6073824
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleanly breaking a continuously advancing cellulose web includes a transfer fabric which supports and advances the cellulose web to a wind up zone. The transfer fabric forms a closed loop and is driven at a desired speed by a drive roll. At least two spray nozzles are arranged transversely across the advancing cellulose web as it is carried on the transfer fabric. The spray nozzles are capable of emitting a liquid under high pressure against the advancing cellulose web to form perforations across the width thereof. A plurality of hollow cores are independently and sequentially moved into position at the wind up zone to receive the advancing cellulose web. The hollow cores are located downstream of the spray nozzles and each hollow core is capable of accumulating a predetermined amount of the cellulose web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Gray, Richard Ames Horton
  • Patent number: 5979034
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a tape cartridge includes the steps of forming reel shafts, roller shafts, and tape guides, and the like on a base plate, mounting tape reels on the reel shafts and belt guide rollers on the roller shafts, and the like, placing a drive belt on the belt guide rollers, winding a magnetic tape on the tape reels, securing a cover to the base plate, and forming a marking hole for positional identification in the magnetic tape wound on the tape reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Higuchi, Hiroyuki Honma
  • Patent number: 5484499
    Abstract: A paper web having a longitudinally extending zone coat of adhesive is continuously wound around the cylindrical surface of a rotating drum for a selected number of wraps to form a multi-layer cylindrical master stack. Web tension is controlled during winding to cause each succeeding wrap to be placed in relatively greater tension, so that when the completed cylindrical stack is cut transversely and unwrapped from the drum, equalization of the tensile stresses in the web wraps results in a flat master stack of rectangular sheets of equal length. The stack is further processed by cutting along transverse and longitudinal cut lines to form individual pads of adhesive-backed notes. Tension control may be based directly on the increase in drum radius resulting from the buildup of web wraps or by maintenance of print pattern register between continuous equally spaced print patterns in overlying wraps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1996
    Assignee: Converex, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl R. Marschke
  • Patent number: 5423495
    Abstract: Apparatus (60) for winding strips of web (14) such as photographic film is provided with web storage modules (62, 120) which include a carriage (78, 132) mounted on a track (76, 130), the carriage supporting rollers 96, 98; 152, 154) which can moved along the track to change selectably the length of web stored. Locking plungers (84, 138) engage one of a plurality of bushings (82, 136) to hold the carriages in position and transducers (86-92; 140-150) signal a controller (94) of the length of web stored. Cutting and winding of the web are controlled in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Craig C. DeNagel, Robert J. Staunton
  • Patent number: 5344092
    Abstract: In a cassette loading machine, several loading modules carry out the loading of a predetermined amount of use tape into the individual cassettes [, said]tape . The use tape [being]is continuously supplied from a pancake mounted on a support hub. When one of the pancakes mounted on one of the hubs is out of tape, [the intervention of]a manipulating unit [occurs and said unit]picks up, [by means of]with a grasping and release member carried by a supply module, a new pancake filled with use tape from a storage unit [located sideways]. The manipulating unit moves close to the out of tape pancake and removes it from the respective support hub with the aid of a grasping member carried by a discharge module. Then the new pancake filled with use tape is mounted onto the support hub in place of the out of tape pancake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Tapematic U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Luciano Perego