By Indexed Turret Patents (Class 242/559.2)
  • Patent number: 10356983
    Abstract: A wrapping mechanism is described that comprises at least two material support cylinders, a mechanism support cylinder, and a first and a second support plate, which are all rotatable about a support axis. The wrapping mechanism can comprise a pair of frame plates, a drive mechanism, a brake system, a lock mechanism, at least one feed roller and a feed plate. The wrapping mechanism can be integrated into an agricultural harvester such as a baler or combine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Simmons, Buweneke Fernando
  • Patent number: 10299439
    Abstract: A wrapping mechanism is described that comprises at least two material support cylinders, a mechanism support cylinder, and a first and a second support plate, which are all rotatable about a support axis. The wrapping mechanism can comprise a pair of frame plates, a drive mechanism, a brake system, a lock mechanism, at least one feed roller and a feed plate. The wrapping mechanism can be integrated into an agricultural harvester such as a baler or combine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9891570
    Abstract: There are included an image forming unit for forming an image on continuous paper, a continuous paper conveying unit for conveying the continuous paper, and a control unit for controlling the image forming unit and the continuous paper conveying unit, wherein, after conveyance is started by the continuous paper conveying unit in printing preparation and before printing is started, the control unit is enabled to perform meandering prevention approach control of stabilizing conveyance of continuous paper that is being conveyed, and allows switching between performance and non-performance of the meandering prevention approach control and/or changing a level of the meandering prevention approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9815659
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reel support device including a separation member that separates a reel from a floor surface as the reel rolls and a support member that supports the reel at a separated position so that the reel is rotatable about its center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: FUJI SEIKO CO., LTD., FUJI SHOJI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeaki Nomura
  • Patent number: 9751647
    Abstract: A system for wrapping loads comprising a rotary platform rotating around a vertical axis, a wrapping head having a reel of film for covering a load, the wrapping head being configured to be selectively associated with a moving machine having a rotatable connection and a plate with removable connections, a support frame configured to support the wrapping head when not associated with the moving machine, the support frame being placed outside of the moving machine and configured on linear rails, the wrapping head including attachments for removable connection to the support frame, the removable connections of the moving machine being configured to support and connect the wrapping head when the wrapping head is associated to the moving machine, the rotatable connection of the moving machine being configured to rotate a plate having the removable connections and to move the wrapping head connected to and supported by the plate toward or away from the support frame so as to facilitate replacement of the wrapping h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BEMA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Emilio Murarotto
  • Patent number: 8973858
    Abstract: A web rewinding apparatus comprising a turret winder and a cupping assembly is disclosed. The turret winder has a rotatably driven turret supporting a plurality of rotatably driven mandrels capable of engaging cores upon which a web material is convolutely wound thereabout. The cupping assembly has a plurality of cupping arms each cooperatively associated with one of the plurality of mandrels and having a mandrel cup for releaseably engaging the unsupported ends of the cooperatively associated mandrel. The rewinding apparatus also provides a first actuator for disposing the cupping arm from the hold-open position to the hold-closed position. Each of the cupping arms is disposed radially about the cupping arm turret and is carried in a radial orbital path about the cupping arm turret central axis while disposed in either of a hold-open position or a hold-closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Peter David Meyer
  • Patent number: 8925853
    Abstract: A mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging the unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels disposed on a web winding turret assembly is disclosed. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret, a mandrel cup and cupping arm cooperatively associated with each mandrel, an outer ring guide disposed coaxially about the cupping arm turret, and an actuator cooperatively associated with each cupping arm. Each of the mandrel cups and cupping arms are disposed radially about the cupping arm turret. The mandrel cups releasably engage the unsupported end of the mandrel against the outer ring guide. The mandrel cups have a hold-open position and a hold-closed position and are carried in a radial orbital path about the cupping arm turret while disposed in either of the hold-open position or the hold-closed position. Each actuator disposes the corresponding cupping arm from the hold-open position to the hold-closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8919687
    Abstract: A mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging the unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels disposed on a web winding turret assembly is disclosed. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret, a mandrel cup and cupping arm cooperatively associated with each mandrel, an outer ring guide disposed coaxially about the cupping arm turret, and a first actuator. Each of the mandrel cups and cupping arms are disposed radially about the cupping arm turret. The mandrel cups releasably engage the unsupported end of the mandrel against the outer ring guide. The mandrel cups have a hold-open position and a hold-closed position and are carried in a radial orbital path about the cupping arm turret while disposed in either of the hold-open position or the hold-closed position. The first actuator disposes each of the mandrel cups and cupping arms from the hold-open position to the hold-closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: André Mellin
  • Patent number: 8905346
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll unwinding device for a web-fed printing machine, wherein the roll unwinding device has at least one roll holding device and at least one drive motor connected to the at least one roll holding device via at least one torque transfer device, and wherein the at least one roll holding device is embodied as a clamping shaft and the clamping shaft has at least one carrier element, which is connected to the clamping shaft so as to be movable at least in a radial direction with respect to a rotational axis of the clamping shaft, and wherein the roll unwinding device has at least two clamping shaft bearings, at least one of which is connected and/or connectable to the clamping shaft so as to transfer and/or be capable of transferring torque, and wherein the at least one clamping shaft bearing is connected to the at least one drive motor via the at least one torque transfer device so as to transfer and/or be capable of transferring torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Matthias Rudolf Repp, Karl Richard Rösch
  • Patent number: 8794562
    Abstract: A mandrel cupping assembly for releaseably enraging the ends of a plurality of mandrels supported on a web winding turret assembly is disclosed. The turret assembly provides a plurality of mandrels extending parallel to a turret assembly central axis and driven in a closed mandrel path about the turret assembly central axis. The mandrel cupping assembly provides a cupping arm cooperatively associated with each mandrel, a cupping arm support having a hold-open cam track and a hold-closed cam track disposed radially about a surface thereof, and a first actuator for disposing the cupping arm from the hold-open cam track to the hold-closed cam track. The cupping arm has a mandrel cup for releaseably engaging the end of a mandrel. Each cupping arm is carried in a radial path about the turret assembly central axis while disposed in either of the hold-open cam track or the hold-closed cam track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jason William Day, Fredrick Edward Lockwood, Joern Ralph Karsten
  • Patent number: 8783599
    Abstract: A process for winding a web substrate is disclosed. The process provides the steps of: (a) providing a turret assembly having a plurality of mandrels each having an unsupported end; (b) providing a mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging the unsupported ends of each mandrel; (c) driving the turret assembly about a closed mandrel path; (d) indexibly rotating a first mandrel to a first position; (e) disposing a core upon the mandrel; (f) connectively engaging a first cupping arm with the unsupported end of the mandrel with an actuator; (g) engaging a web substrate to the core; (h) disposing the web substrate about the core; (i) indexibly rotating the mandrel to a second position; (j) disengaging the cupping arm from the mandrel at the second position; and, (k) removing the core and the convolutely wound web material from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jason William Day, Fredrick Edward Lockwood, Joern Ralph Karsten
  • Patent number: 8783598
    Abstract: A web rewinding apparatus comprising a turret winder and a mandrel cupping assembly is disclosed. The turret winder has a rotatably driven turret supporting a plurality of rotatably driven mandrels capable of engaging cores upon which a web material is convolutely wound thereabout. The mandrel cupping assembly has a plurality of cupping arms each cooperatively associated with one of the plurality of mandrels and having a mandrel cup for releaseably engaging the unsupported ends of the cooperatively associated mandrel. The mandrel cupping assembly has a cupping arm support having a hold-open cam track and a hold-closed cam track. Each cupping arm is carried in a radial path while disposed in either of the hold-open cam track or said hold-closed cam track. A first actuator disposes the cupping arm from the hold-open cam track to the hold-closed cam track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jason William Day, Fredrick Edward Lockwood, Joern Ralph Karsten
  • Patent number: 8757534
    Abstract: A reel changer of a printing press has a securing assembly for a safety area. The safety area extends on a receiving end or on a dispensing side of the reel changer at least over the entire width to the end-face side frames. These side frames comprise vertically supported frame parts and optionally also include switch boxes end or side boxes that are arranged directly on the side frames. The safety area is substantially completely enclosed by the reel changer and by one or more connected units and or mechanical blocking devices and by one or more sensor-monitored access assemblies in such a way that operators can enter during operation only by the use of the one or more monitored access assemblies. A control element for controlling functions of the reel changer is physically separate from the reel changer and is arranged at a distance from the side frames at a location that can be reached by an operator positioned outside the safety area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder, Klaus Karl Muller, Josef Herbert Olbort
  • Publication number: 20130087650
    Abstract: A reel arrangement on a vessel for storage and laying of flexible product from the vessel offshore. A cartridge, main reel is designed to receive multiple smaller, flexible product standard storage reels in an epicyclic wheel arrangement for storing and laying the flexible product. The cartridge reel is rotated to bring a selected standard product storage reel from a storage position into a laying position where the product may be taken from the product storage reel and laid on the sea floor. A reel drive head is mounted with the product storage reel for laying product and maintaining proper tension on the product during laying operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Lee David Screaton, Leland Harris Taylor, JR.
  • Patent number: 8356767
    Abstract: A dispenser for sequentially dispensing web material from a plurality of rolls includes a carousel rotatably mounted in a dispenser body. The carousel includes a plurality of roll holders that extend parallel to an axis of rotation of the carousel. The carousel includes a sensor that senses whether a roll of web material on one of roll holders is depleted or substantially depleted. A movable trigger latch blocks rotation of the carousel until the roll of web material on the current roll holder is depleted or substantially depleted; at that point, the carousel rotates by gravity in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: John Formon, Jeffrey Brickl, Russell Wieser
  • Patent number: 8267345
    Abstract: A paper roll mounting device, configured to enable a paper roll to be supported by a paper roll supporting means provided to each arm of pairs of arms by rotary-driving a female screw member to individually move each arm in a direction parallel to a rotating shaft, is provided with: a female screw rotation amount signal output means provided to output a rotation amount signal corresponding to a rotation amount of the respective female screw member, individually on a female screw member basis, in response to rotation of the female screw member; and an arm stop position control unit configured to enable setting of a reference position for each of the arms, and, when changing a position of each of the arms in an axis direction of the rotating shaft, to enable input designation of a stop position of each of the arms, and to detect a current position of the arms with respect to the reference position by calculating a movement amount of the arms based on the rotation amount signal, and thereby move each of the arms
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Murata, Takumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8162251
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Matthew Alan Russell, Frederick Edward Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8157200
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Matthew Alan Russell, Frederick Edward Lockwood
  • Publication number: 20110139920
    Abstract: A dispenser for sequentially dispensing web material from a plurality of rolls includes a carousel rotatably mounted in a dispenser body. The carousel includes a plurality of roll holders that extend parallel to an axis of rotation of the carousel. The carousel includes a sensor that senses whether a roll of web material on one of roll holders is depleted or substantially depleted. A movable trigger latch blocks rotation of the carousel until the roll of web material on the current roll holder is depleted or substantially depleted; at that point, the carousel rotates by gravity in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: SCA TISSUE NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: John FORMON, Jeffrey BRICKL, Russell WIESER
  • Patent number: 7926757
    Abstract: The present insulation spool apparatus is adapted for lining ductwork with insulation material and includes a pair of spaced apart first and second spool plates for holding and mounting a plurality of rolls of insulation material at one time, each individual roll of insulation material being rotatable into operative position for use. Each spool plate includes a plurality of receptacles for engaging and holding one end portion of an insulation roll support shaft. The spool apparatus may further include a plurality of hook plates for guiding the support shafts into locking engagement with the spool plates, locking mechanisms for holding the support shafts in a locked position with the spool plates, one or more paddle assemblies for providing sufficient tension force to each respective roll of insulation material for preventing premature unwinding during use, and a feeder mechanism for feeding and loading such rolled material onto the spool apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Vicon Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Bert Michael Fischer, Dale R. Foster
  • Publication number: 20100237181
    Abstract: This invention relates to flying paster, comprising a frame (1), a turret (46) rotatably arranged around a horizontal axis (L1) inside of said frame (1), reel arms (3, 5; 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B) arranged on said turret (46), at least one of said reel arms (3, 5; 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B) arranged to be axially movable on said turret (46), said moveable reel arm (3; 3A, 5 5B) holding at least one chuck arrangement (30A, 30B; 50B) for paper rolls (R1, R2; R1?, R2?), said at least one chuck arrangement (30A, 30B; 50B) having a driven spindle (328, 329) to drive at least one of said paper rolls (R1, R2; R1?, R2) and at least one motor (20; 20A, 20B) which via at least one transmission arrangement (21-27) is arranged to drive said spindle (328, 329), wherein that said at least one motor (20; 20A, 10 20B) is arranged outside of said frame (1) and that said transmission arrangement (21-27) is arranged to transmit the ftild driving force to said spindle (328, 329) by means of a coaxially extending device that extends coaxially with sa
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Marcus Andersson, Hans Hogbeng
  • Patent number: 7726598
    Abstract: The unwinding device comprises: a rotating element (3) with supports (13, 15) for at least two reels (B1; B2; B3); a splicing member (31, 33, 35) to join a first web material (N1) coming from an expiring reel (B1) to the initial free end (T) of a second web material (N2) wound on a new reel (B2). At least one mechanical member (21) is associated with each support (13; 15), to retain the initial free end (T) of the reel disposed on the support, to hold the initial free end until splicing of the two web materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Morelli, Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20090065627
    Abstract: A gravity-feed tissue roll dispenser for a plurality of tissue rolls includes: (a) a housing; (b) a supply turret with a plurality of spindles for mounting a plurality of tissue rolls for dispensing; (c) means for rotatably mounting the supply turret in the housing about a center of rotation such that a vertical line through the center of rotation of the turret defines a biasing sector of the dispenser and the spindles rotate between upper and lower positions, the dispenser also having a dispensing sector adjacent the biasing sector; (d) stop means adapted for securing a loaded spindle in an elevated dispensing position in the dispensing sector of the tissue dispenser, the dispensing position being elevated with respect to a lower limit of travel of the spindle upon rotation of the turret; wherein the stop means are responsive to depletion of the loaded spindle so as to allow rotation of the turret upon depletion of a roll of tissue mounted thereabout; and wherein further the turret and stop means are configu
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Harold J. Goeking, Gregory D. Budz, Michael R. Kilgore, Karl D. Kissinger, Andy L. Kirkpatrick, John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 7461810
    Abstract: A gravity-feed tissue roll dispenser for a plurality of tissue rolls includes: (a) a housing; (b) a supply turret with a plurality of spindles for mounting a plurality of tissue rolls for dispensing; (c) means for rotatably mounting the supply turret in the housing about a center of rotation such that a vertical line through the center of rotation of the turret defines a biasing sector of the dispenser and the spindles rotate between upper and lower positions, the dispenser also having a dispensing sector adjacent the biasing sector; (d) stop means adapted for securing a loaded spindle in an elevated dispensing position in the dispensing sector of the tissue dispenser, the dispensing position being elevated with respect to a lower limit of travel of the spindle upon rotation of the turret; wherein the stop means are responsive to depletion of the loaded spindle so as to allow rotation of the turret upon depletion of a roll of tissue mounted thereabout; and wherein further the turret and stop means are configu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacifiic Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Harold J. Goeking, Gregory D. Budz, Michael R. Kilgore, Karl D. Kissinger, Andy L. Kirkpatrick, John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 7455260
    Abstract: A process for winding a web material such as continuous webs or interleaved web segments into rolls is disclosed. The process disposes a web material on a conveyor belt. At least one winding spindle is disposed proximate the web material disposed upon the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt is adjusted relative to the at least one winding spindle. The web material is then transferred to the at least one winding spindle from the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael James Gworek, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7392961
    Abstract: A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments into rolls is disclosed. The winder comprises first and second rollers, each having a generally mutually parallel longitudinal axis. The winder also has a continuous belt. The continuous web is disposed upon at least a portion of the continuous belt. A rotatably driven winding spindle is adapted to receive the continuous web or interleaved web segments when the spindle is proximate to the continuous web or interleaved web segments disposed upon the continuous belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael James Gworek, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7156340
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus comprises a rotatably supported turret arm for supporting a new web roll and an old web roll, and a turret arm turning motor for rotating the turret arm, and splices a web of the new web roll to a web of the old web roll, thereby continuously supplying a web. The feeding apparatus further comprises a web roll diameter measuring distance meter, provided at a position opposed to the circumferential surface of the new web roll when the new web roll stops at a diameter measuring position, for measuring the distance to the new web roll; and a control device for determining the diameter of the new web roll in accordance with an output from the distance meter, and driving the turret arm turning motor in accordance with the determined diameter of the new web roll to move the new web roll to a splicing standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Komori Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide Shiraishi, Kazushi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 7134625
    Abstract: An automatic roll changer including a reel stand having a holder. At least one roll of material is rotatably mounted in that holder. A transport device is provided for transporting either at least one new material roll or at least one spent reel casing from which the material originally on the reel casing has been at least partially unwound. The transport device is adapted to more transversely to the longitudinal axes of the mounted material reel and underneath the reel stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erwin Paul Josef Lehrieder, Gert Liebler, Josef Herbert Olbort
  • Patent number: 7124979
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a turret-type winder is provided and includes a rotatable turret assembly having a first core and a second core supported thereby. The turret is rotatable so that the first core can be positioned at a first location while the second core is positioned at a different second location, and the web material can be wound onto either of the first and second core at either of the first and second locations. The winder includes a pack roll assembly associated with each of the first and second cores, with the pack roll assembly including one pack roll that is pivotably movable into contact with a winding roll. The present winder is configured such that each of the first and second cores is unloaded at the first location after the winding is completed thereon and a new core is loaded at the same first location, while the other of the first and second cores is continuously winding at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: New Era Converting Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Pasquale
  • Patent number: 7114676
    Abstract: Improvements to a paper web material dispenser, for example a roll tissue dispenser or a roll paper towel dispenser, that has a user actuation mechanism for rotating a dispensing mechanism of the dispenser. The dispenser is designed to prevent excessive force that is applied to the user actuation mechanism from causing damage to components of the dispenser connected to the user actuation mechanism. A torque limiting mechanism is used to limit the torque that is applied to the dispensing mechanism of the dispenser when a user applies an excessive force to the user actuation mechanism. The torque applied to the dispensing mechanism is kept below a level that would be sufficient to cause damage to the dispensing mechanism or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Bay West Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Elliott, Daniel J. Knight, Samir Dey
  • Patent number: 7044419
    Abstract: A rotating transfer tape dispensing device mounts to a table top surface to allow application of transfer tape to a sheet of “weeded” vinyl for use in the sign industry. The device is a rotating assembly of four spaced rods that each accept any combination of different-width transfer tape rolls up to 120? in total width. Each rod is rotatable to, and lockable in, a left- or right-hand dispensing position. The rods are mounted for quick insertion and removal to enable rapid change of tape rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Inventor: Timothy G. Moore
  • Patent number: 7014140
    Abstract: Improvements to a paper web material dispenser, for example a roll tissue dispenser or a roll paper towel dispenser, that has a user actuation mechanism for rotating a dispensing mechanism of the dispenser. The dispenser is designed to prevent excessive force that is applied to the user actuation mechanism from causing damage to components of the dispenser connected to the user actuation mechanism. A torque limiting mechanism is used to limit the torque that is applied to the dispensing mechanism of the dispenser when a user applies an excessive force to the user actuation mechanism. The torque applied to the dispensing mechanism is kept below a level that would be sufficient to cause damage to the dispensing mechanism or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Bay West Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Elliott, Daniel J. Knight, Samir Dey
  • Patent number: 6871815
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing paper from rolls which feeds continuously, roll to roll, and does not require extra procedure to bring stub roll into position. The apparatus has device for holding and positioning at least first and second rolls of paper with respect to each other; device for dispensing paper from the first roll; device for dispensing paper from the first and second rolls simultaneously when the first roll reduces to a predetermined diameter of paper, device for positioning the depleted first roll for replacement without the necessity of removing the second roll; and device for dispensing from the second and replacement rolls simultaneously when the second roll reduces to a predetermined diameter of paper. The apparatus also has a proximity sensor, which senses when a hand is placed near the dispenser, and thereupon dispenses a set amount of towel. The dispenser incorporates device for dissipating static charges to a local ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Moody, Joshua M. Broehl
  • Patent number: 6843445
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roll stand (1) for a continuous unrolling of several rolls (8, 8?) of reeled, web-like material, which are unrolled consecutively after each other in the roll stand, and which rolls are arranged to be changed by roll changing from an almost depleted roll (8?) to a new, full roll (8) in said roll stand, which roll stand comprises a machine stand (2) with two gable sides (3, 4), which are arranged aloof from each other, a horizontally arranged hub girder (9) which is rotatably journalled at the gable sides and around which hub girder the rolls are arranged to be pivoted between an inlet side (6), to which new, full rolls (8) are delivered, and an outlet side (7) from which the web-like material is unrolled, at least two roll holders (10, 10?) which are arranged at the hub girder for handling of each roll and which roll holders each comprises two roll holding arms (11) which are mounted linearly displaceable laterally along one or several, axially along the hub girder and rigidity moun
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Mectec Systems Amal Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Hans Högberg, Stefan Bäck
  • Publication number: 20040200922
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to paper roll support device for a rotary press, for supporting a paper roll as well as being capable of rotation and rotation braking together with a paper roll, set so that in the event of a normal stop at the time of normal operation, rotation of the paper roll is stopped after a predetermined rotation braking time has elapsed, while in the event of emergency stop in an emergency, rotation of the paper roll is stopped using a rotation braking time that is shorter than the rotation braking time predetermined at the time of normal operation, comprising: a pair of support means capable of supporting both sides of an inner tube of the paper roll; and pressure change assigning means, capable of reciprocating in the direction of another opposing support means, and providing pressure to at least one support means to cause movement in a direction reducing a distance between a pair of support means, as well as being capable of selectively changing and assigning pressure of at least
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Yoshihiko Murata
  • Patent number: 6772573
    Abstract: A film roll changer for a stretch film wrapping device provides rolls of film on a turntable. The changer moves into position beneath a roller carriage assembly, lifts a carrier plate to remove a spent roll, rotates a new roll into place, inserts the film into the roller carriage, pulls out an end of the film. The changer then closes the carriage assembly and transfers the film end to the wrapping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Orion Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Federeszyn
  • Patent number: 6767318
    Abstract: On a machine for producing articles, in particular a packaging machine for producing packets of cigarettes, a reel, laid flat on a support, is fed, by means of a transfer device, to a relative unwinding pin fitted to the periphery of a rotary platform rotating about a substantially horizontal axis; the unwinding pin being set to a substantially radial position with respect to the platform axis; the rotary platform being rotated to set said unwinding pin to a vertical receiving position facing upwards; the reel being fitted downwards onto the unwinding pin in the receiving position; and the unwinding pin being rotated, with respect to the rotary platform, into an axial position with respect to the rotary platform before unwinding the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: G. D Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Spatafora, Alberto Polazzi
  • Publication number: 20040135026
    Abstract: A rotating transfer tape dispensing device mounts to a table top surface to allow application of transfer tape to a sheet of “weeded” vinyl for use in the sign industry. The device is a rotating assembly of four spaced rods that each accept any combination of different-width transfer tape rolls up to 120″ in total width. Each rod is rotatable to, and lockable in, a left- or right-hand dispensing position. The rods are mounted for quick insertion and removal to enable rapid change of tape rolls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventor: Timothy G. Moore
  • Patent number: 6739546
    Abstract: An axial-position adjustment apparatus is used to adjust the axial position of an arm shaft equipped with paper roll support arms. The arm shaft is supported rotatably and axially movably on a frame in a paper web feed unit and rotated by means of a shaft-rotating apparatus located at one end portion of the arm shaft. The axial-position adjustment apparatus has a moving member including a male screw and connected to the arm shaft in such a manner as to be rotatable and axially immovable in relation to the arm shaft; a guide member having a threaded hole formed therein, the male screw of the moving member being screwed in the threaded hole, and the guide member being provided in such a manner as to be nonrotatable and axially immovable in relation to the frame; and a drive unit for rotating the moving member. The moving member and the guide member are located adjacent to the shaft-rotating apparatus. The drive unit is provided on a support member axially immovably connected to the arm shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 6648267
    Abstract: An improved web material dispenser that is designed to dispense web material, such as toilet tissue or the like. The dispenser is able to retain a roll containing tissue at a dispensing position until the tissue has been exhausted from the roll. The dispenser senses that the tissue is exhausted from the roll, and only then permits a reserve roll to be rotated into a dispensing position. Thus, the dispenser ensures that the tissue from each roll is used up before permitting access to a reserve roll. The invention also provides a new web material roll that utilizes a “double core”, as well as a method of making the “double core”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Bay West Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Harrison Stanland, Steven M. Slye, Douglas E. Bagan, Alain P. Cotnoir, Randy A. Baughman, Adam T. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20030197086
    Abstract: A paper dispenser including a carriage that is rotatable between at least a first orientation and a second orientation. The carriage holds at least two rolls of paper. In the first orientation, the first roll is in a primary position and the second roll is in a secondary position. In the second orientation, the first roll is in the secondary position and the second roll is in the primary position. A roll sensor senses the amount of paper remaining on the roll held in the primary position. Paper from at least one of the two rolls is fed into a feed mechanism for dispensation. A transfer mechanism feeds paper from the roll held in the secondary position into the feed, mechanism when the roll sensor senses that the paper on the roll held in the primary position is depleted to less than a predetermined diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dennis Joseph Denen, Craig D. Yardley, Joshua Michael Broehl, Robert James Hayes, John Joseph Knittle, Brian Kenneth Linstedt, Gregory James Merz, John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 6629665
    Abstract: A paper web feeder is provided, which allows easy operations of maintenance and replacement to be achieved on occurrence of a malfunction. In addition, even if the number of wires is increased and connection means is up-sized due to expanded functions of support arms, no influence is given to bearings in support frames for a rotary shaft. A paper web feeder (A) for a rotary press comprises a pair of support frames (16, 17) opposing to each other. A rotary shaft (1) is rotatably supported by the pair of support frames (16, 17). Support arms (3, 4) are provided in plural and radial about the rotary shaft (1) for supporting a paper web (Q1, Q2, Q3) rotatably at each arm tip and configured to rotate integrally with the rotary shaft (1). Rotary conduction means (B) is located at a displaceable angle associated with rotation of the rotary shaft (1) for conducting to an electric device. The electric device displaces in angle associated with rotation of the rotary shaft (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Okeyoshi
  • Patent number: 6616087
    Abstract: A rotary tape dispenser comprises a container including an inlet, an outlet, and a pin; a circular rotary plate having a portion exposed at the inlet and including a center hole, a plurality of cylinders around the center, a plurality of pairs of adjacent guide posts along the periphery wherein the number of the pairs of adjacent guide posts is equal to that of the cylinders, and a central sleeve put on and rotatable about the pin; a plurality of rolls of adhesive tapes wound on the cylinders, each roll having an open end pulled through the gap between the pair of guide posts; and a blade adjacent the outlet. The exposed portion of the rotary plate is counterclockwise rotatable to turn the rolls until one desired roll has turned to a position at the outlet. In response the roll can be pull and cut by the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Inventor: Shyue Jinn Chern
  • Patent number: 6616086
    Abstract: A rotary beam has mounted thereon a pair of carrier arms for rotatably supporting a roll of web from which the web is fed into the press, and another such arm pair for supporting another such web roll to which the web is to be spliced upon consumption of the first web roll. One of each pair of carrier arms has rotatably mounted thereto a hollow spindle to be partly inserted in the tubular core of the web roll. The hollow spindle has detents arranged at circumferential spacings thereon for fluid pressure actuation into frictional engagement with the inside surface of the web roll core. The other of each carrier arm pair has a second spindle rotatably mounted thereto which is to be held endwise against the web roll core via a spring-loaded end cap. How hard the web roll core is urged against the first spindle by the second spindle, resisting the unwinding of the web therefrom, depends upon whether the second spindle is held fast against the end cap or spaced therefrom by the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakamura, Yukio Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20030146335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for receiving, transporting onwards and unwinding coils of rolled strip (WB) which are successively transported to the device from a strip rolling mill or a rolled strip storage unit. The device consists of a carousel-type support (KT) which can be driven in rotation about a vertical axis (VA) and on which a pair of radially projecting, rotationally mounted support mandrels (TD) with axial locking elements are located, these support mandrels being angularly offset from each other about 190°. The carousel support (KT) pivots the support mandrels out of a receiving position (A) for the coils of rolled strip (WB), into an unwinding position (C), about a pivot angle of 180°. The carousel support also has at least two other support mandrels (TD II and TD IV) which are offset from the two aforementioned support mandrels (TD I and TD III) by 90°, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Wolfgang Denker
  • Publication number: 20030127553
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device for locking the descent of the reel-holder trolley along a sliding guide under the control of a traction belt in a fixed column winding apparatus. The device comprises a clamp of connection between belt and trolley, that is attached to the belt and is mobile in respect to the trolley between a first raised position in which the clamp is held by the upward traction exerted by the belt and holds in turn a pair of levers in such a position as not to interfere with side walls of the sliding guide of the trolley and a second position in which it moves automatically by gravity in the event the traction of the belt is released and in which it permits said pair of levers to be elastically stressed in such a position to enter transversally openings of the side walls of the sliding guide of the trolley to lock the descent of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Antonio Marchetti
  • Publication number: 20030057316
    Abstract: A paper web feeder is provided, which allows easy operations of maintenance and replacement to be achieved on occurrence of a malfunction. In addition, even if the number of wires is increased and connection means is up-sized due to expanded functions of support arms, no influence is given to bearings in support frames for a rotary shaft. A paper web feeder (A) for a rotary press comprises a pair of support frames (16, 17) opposing to each other. A rotary shaft (1) is rotatably supported by the pair of support frames (16, 17). Support arms (3, 4) are provided in plural and radial about the rotary shaft (1) for supporting a paper web (Q1, Q2, Q3) rotatably at each arm tip and configured to rotate integrally with the rotary shaft (1). Rotary conduction means (B) is located at a displaceable angle associated with rotation of the rotary shaft (1) for conducting to an electric device. The electric device displaces in angle associated with rotation of the rotary shaft (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Okeyoshi
  • Patent number: 6491250
    Abstract: A rotary-type circuit-component supplying apparatus including a plurality of feeders each of which stores a plurality of circuit components of a same sort and which supplies the components one by one from a component-supply portion thereof, at least one rotary table which is rotatable about a first axis line which is substantially vertical and which holds the feeders such that the respective component-supply portions of the feeders are arranged along a circle having a center on the first axis line, and a table-driving device which rotates and stops the rotary table to position the component-supply portion of each of the feeders at a predetermined component-supplying position, the feeders including at least one pendent feeder which includes a main portion which is held by the rotary table such that the main portion extends in a substantially horizontal direction, and which supports a tape-feeding mechanism which feeds a tape carrying the circuit components to the component-supply portion of the pendent feeder,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Asai, Shinsuke Suhara
  • Patent number: 6491251
    Abstract: An improved web material dispenser that is designed to dispense web material, such as toilet tissue or the like. The dispenser is able to retain a roll containing tissue at a dispensing position until the tissue has been exhausted from the roll. The dispenser senses that the tissue is exhausted from the roll, and only then permits a reserve roll to be rotated into a dispensing position. Thus, the dispenser ensures that the tissue from each roll is used up before permitting access to a reserve roll. The invention also provides a new web material roll that utilizes a “double core”, as well as a method of making the “double core”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Bay West Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Harrison Stanland, Steven M. Slye, Douglas E. Bagan, Alain P. Cotnoir, Randy A. Baughman, Adam T. Elliott
  • Publication number: 20020139893
    Abstract: A paper roll driving apparatus for use in a paper roll feeding apparatus comprises a prime mover moving mechanism being freely reciprocally movable along a guide rail and having a moving body on which a prime mover is mounted, and a driving transmission mechanism comprising a relay shaft provided on the moving body so as to be in parallel to the rotating shaft and rotatable, an arm mounted on the moving body so as to be pivotable around the axial center of the relay shaft and driven by the prime mover at least via the relay shaft, and a driving transmission mechanism having a pivoting means for pivoting the arm at a predetermined angle; wherein both the prime mover and the driving transmission mechanism being adapted so as to be integrally movable with respect to the paper roll support in parallel with the rotating shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Teruo Hashimoto