Coil Holder Or Support (e.g., Spindle, Dispenser, Or Spool) Patents (Class 242/570)
  • Patent number: 10276030
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 9919888
    Abstract: A method of forming a roll of convolutely wound web material. The method includes winding web material around an elongated mandrel to form a roll of convolutely wound web material. The mandrel is substantially axially elastic and formed of material having a tensile yield strength divided by elastic modulus greater than 2.0%, and more preferably 2.5%. The mandrel is preferably radially complaint. The method further includes removing the mandrel from the roll. A further method includes winding web material around an elongated mandrel to form a roll of convolutely wound web material, the mandrel being comprised of material having a tensile yield strength divided by elastic modulus greater than 2.0%, and then longitudinally elongating the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: Michael E. Techlin
  • Patent number: 9633543
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 9633544
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 9633545
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 9349274
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 9042700
    Abstract: A spool assembly includes a drum having a first axial end and an oppositely disposed second axial end. The drum includes an inner surface that defines a bore that extends through the first and second axial ends. A drum support is disposed in the bore of the drum. The drum support includes a first end and an oppositely disposed second end. The drum support has an exterior surface. The exterior surface of the drum support and the inner surface of the drum define a plurality of channels. A first flange is engaged to the first end of the drum support. A second flange is engaged to the second end of the drum support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas G. LeBlanc, Thomas Marcouiller, Nicholas Torman, Jeffrey Thomas Kidman
  • Publication number: 20150098774
    Abstract: A system and method for surface mount assembly of PCBs, using an automated pick-and-place machine into which component tapes on reels are fed, uses component tape reels each of which has been pre-threaded into its appropriate tape guide and been stored as a reel/tape guide packet in an automated SMD storage tower, from which appropriate packets are retrieved for coupling to the pick-and-place machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: MICRONIC MYDATA AB
    Inventor: Nils Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 8985289
    Abstract: An electrically powered mining vehicle including a frame rollingly supported on a surface for movement over the surface. An electric motor is coupled to the frame for proving power to the vehicle. A cable is electrically coupled to the electric motor for supplying electricity thereto and a cable management system is coupled to the frame and arranged to receive and payout the cable as the vehicle moves over the surface. A sheave bracket is coupled to the frame and arranged to direct the cable into the cable management system and includes a lower plate arranged substantially horizontally, a plurality of vertical rollers that are coupled to the lower plate and are arranged to guide the cable into the cable management system, and a horizontal roller that is coupled to the lower plate and arranged to elevate the cable above the lower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Felix, Douglas Anderson, William Jubeck
  • Patent number: 8827059
    Abstract: An electrically powered mining vehicle including a frame rollingly supported on a surface for movement over the surface. An electric motor is coupled to the frame for proving power to the vehicle. A cable is electrically coupled to the electric motor for supplying electricity thereto and a cable management system is coupled to the frame and arranged to receive and payout the cable as the vehicle moves over the surface. A sheave bracket is coupled to the frame and arranged to direct the cable into the cable management system and includes a lower plate arranged substantially horizontally, a plurality of vertical rollers that are coupled to the lower plate and are arranged to guide the cable into the cable management system, and a horizontal roller that is coupled to the lower plate and arranged to elevate the cable above the lower plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Joy MM Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Felix, Douglas Anderson, William Jubeck
  • Patent number: 8766132
    Abstract: A method of identifying and selecting welding electrodes and welding output parameters on a welding power source is provided. The method includes identifying electrodes and/or electrode packaging with distinct colors and/or patterns which correspond to properties of the electrode. The method also may include employing distinguishable identifying markings on a power supply which correspond to the electrodes to be used to allow for easy setting of output parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: George Blankenship, Rob Micco, Arthur B Papineau
  • Patent number: 8593651
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an image reading unit disposed in an upper portion of the image forming apparatus, an image forming unit disposed below the image reading unit to form an image on a sheet fed from a sheet roll, a pair of flange members attached to both lateral ends of the sheet roll in a width direction of the sheet roll, a sheet roll supporter disposed below the image reading unit in a rear portion of the image forming apparatus to support the sheet roll, an opening through which the sheet roll is set to the sheet roll supporter, and a guide assembly provided at upper and lower parts of the opening to position at least one of the pair of flange members attached to the sheet roll in the width direction to guide the sheet roll to the sheet roll supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Niihara, Masahiko Yamada, Yuichiro Maeyama, Masato Ogawa, Shigeru Morinaga, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20130270386
    Abstract: A paper roll holding structure for use in a printer includes two side plates to guide a paper roll. Each side plate has a guide surface opposing an opposite side surface of the paper roll. Holding members are arranged in the paper roll holding structure to hold the paper roll. Each holding member has a first end to be inserted into an axial hole of the paper roll and a second end formed at the opposite side of the first end. Also, support members are arranged on the guide surfaces of the side plates to restrain the holding members from moving downwards from a substantially vertical position. The support members are further configured to support the second ends of the holding members in such a manner as to allow the holding members to swing upwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8556884
    Abstract: Packaging including a coiled and optionally prelubricated catheter, its distal end insertable into the urethra, a slidable hygienic sheath, a proximal catheter end for voiding urine from the distal end through the assembly to the proximal end. Mutually rotatable elements providing for withdrawal of the catheter from its coiled state to an extended state, and refraction of the catheter back to its coiled state. Methods of extending the catheter, inserting it into the urethra, and voiding urine through the catheter, without requiring complete removal from the catheter packaging. A kit including automatic extrusion of the catheter's distal end upon package opening, and a water pouch for hydrophilic lubrication, and sanitary wipes for reducing the likelihood of infection. A catheter within a flexible and optionally coiled tube, a slidable hygienic sheath covering a catheter's distal end that can move along the length of the catheter during insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: CompactCath, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wei-Chen Hong, Myung Sun Choi, Katherine Muterspaugh Steele, David Philip Janka, Sean Kshitij Mehra, Naama Stauber
  • Publication number: 20130115410
    Abstract: A curable sheet-like composite material comprising curable resin and at least one layer of structural fibres and comprising an outer backing layer of substantially resin-free material which is gas permeable but is substantially non-permeable with respect to the curable resin at room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Whiter
  • Patent number: 8434213
    Abstract: There is provided a system for readily and efficiently fabricating a wound coil composed of a bobbinless coil. The system includes a coil winding device having an upper jig to which an upper plate is attached and a lower jig to which a lower plate is attached which are provided so as to be relatively displaceable and a tension device for applying predetermined tension to a wire rod fed from a wire rod supplying source. The coil winding device is provided with a claw section having first through third split claws that function as a winding section around which the wire rod is wound between the upper and lower plates and that slide in a radial direction when the upper jig is assembled coaxially with the lower jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nomura, Hirozumi Kon, Satoshi Tokuda, Osamu Hinata
  • Publication number: 20130087651
    Abstract: A hose pot has a removable center post. The post has an encircling flange adjacent the base thereof and is secured to the inside of the pot using screws or other fastening elements. Alternatively, the post may be threadedly engaged with the base wall of the pot. When the post is removed, the interior upper surface of the pot base wall is substantially flat so that the pot may be used for a variety of storage and/or plant-containing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Woodstream Corporation
    Inventors: Judith Kim HOYSAK, Peter Francis Dohm
  • Publication number: 20120261505
    Abstract: Dispensers for a paper product and another item are provided. One dispenser comprises a body comprising a first side, a second side, and a receiving cavity defined within the body. The dispenser also comprises a door movable between a first position and a second position. When the door is in the first position, access to at least a portion of the cavity is provided, and when the door is in the second position, access to the portion of the cavity is not provided. The dispenser also comprises an aperture extending through the body from the first side to the second side. The aperture is configured to receive a portion of a first paper product bar therethrough. The dispenser also comprises a second paper product bar engaged with the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Sara Ann Buelow, Nicholas August Vitucci, Michael Sean Farrell, Laura Lynn Heilman
  • Publication number: 20120223178
    Abstract: A dispensing package preferably for containing and dispensing a roll of pre-moistened wipes. The dispensing package includes a standup pouch that defines an open interior for containing the roll of wipes. The standup pouch defines an open top end that receives a dispensing fitment. The dispensing fitment includes a reclosable lid that can be opened and closed to provide access to the open interior of the standup pouch. The dispensing fitment includes an attachment flange used to attach the dispensing fitment to the standup pouch. The attachment flange can be attached to the flexible pouch either through a heat seal or a mechanical attachment. The mechanical attachment can be created through use of a locking ring that entraps the flexible packaging material of the standup pouch between the attachment flange and the locking ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HFM PACKAGING, LTD.
    Inventor: Jon M. Riggs
  • Publication number: 20120217259
    Abstract: A dispenser (1) for dispensing tissue paper from a volume defined within a dispenser housing (10), the dispenser housing being made from a flat material, preferably a cardboard material, the dispenser having at least one handling section (30, 32, 34) which can be folded out from a wall (16, 20, 22) of the dispenser housing, the dispenser housing having at least two layers of the flat material at the location where the at least one handling section is situated, wherein the at least one handling section is present in the outer layers of the flat material only such that at least the innermost layer of the flat material remains intact and seals off the volume defined by the dispenser housing at the location where the at least one handling section is present such that the dispenser can be used as a fully operational dispenser when the at least one handling section is folded out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Anne D'Hiet, Joris Scheppers, Mylène Pierquet, Marion Liotard, Gert De Smedt
  • Patent number: 8253524
    Abstract: There is provided a system for readily and efficiently fabricating a wound coil composed of a bobbinless coil. The system includes a coil winding device having an upper jig to which an upper plate is attached and a lower jig to which a lower plate is attached which are provided so as to be relatively displaceable and a tension device for applying predetermined tension to a wire rod fed from a wire rod supplying source. The coil winding device is provided with a claw section having first through third split claws that function as a winding section around which the wire rod is wound between the upper and lower plates and that slide in a radial direction when the upper jig is assembled coaxially with the lower jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nomura, Hirozumi Kon, Satoshi Tokuda, Osamu Hinata
  • Publication number: 20120211583
    Abstract: A sheet roller dispenser has a case with an interior for accommodating space to receive a sheet roll. The case has an elongated hole longitudinally defined on a side face. An extension plate with a tongue upward is formed below the elongated hole at a central section of the elongated hole and a corresponding pressing block is formed above the elongated hole to align with the extension plate. The sheet roll has a dotted line formed between two adjacent sheet units and a slit is defined at a center section of the dotted line. When a free end of the sheet roll is pulled out from the case via the elongated hole, the tongue inserts into the slit of the dotted line to make a stopping so that the pulled out sheet unit is separated apart from sheet roll easily and conventionally in operation by tearing along the dotted line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Tse-Wei Huang
  • Publication number: 20120211584
    Abstract: A single hand, horizontal, paper towel dispenser for paper towel rolls designed to assist in creating a tear of a selected number of sheets by providing friction from a static tear bale. The single hand dispensing device can optionally employ friction surfaces and various additional structures to allow a user to grasp paper towel segments and tear off a desired length of paper towel segments with one hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: William Holden, Steve Owen
  • Publication number: 20120211509
    Abstract: In a housing with a protective cover, two compartments for storing pre-cut wipe materials are arranged one above each other with only one outlet at a base of the machine housing. End strips of each of the stored pre-cut wipe materials are partially superposed and positioned between a plate of the protective cover and a flap for turning over and guiding the strip of material originating from the lower compartment. Manual extraction of one of the strips from the outlet of the machine automatically advances the other strip, and pieces of strip of material originating from the two compartments are alternately torn off which causes uninterrupted dispensing of the pre-cut wipe materials stored in each compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Publication number: 20120066816
    Abstract: A disposable sleeve. The sleeve includes: a main body fabricated in a generally cylindrical shape from a material suitable for catching fluids associated with a sneeze or cough; a first opening and a second opening, wherein each opening includes an elastic member for holding the disposable sleeve in place on an arm; and a grasping member located proximate each opening for facilitating installation and removal of the disposable sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Starr
  • Publication number: 20120060351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection of two shafts, for example a driving shaft and a driven shaft in a wind turbine. In particular, the invention relates to a connection making use of a band to lock the two shafts together. The two shafts are inter-connectable by connecting an interconnection part of the first shaft and an interconnection part of the second shaft. The band is positioned and wound around an outer surface enclosing the interconnection parts of the shafts. The shafts are locked together by providing pressure to the interconnection parts from the windings of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Paw Buus, Niels-Jacob Christiansen
  • Publication number: 20120025005
    Abstract: A spool assembly includes a drum having a first axial end and an oppositely disposed second axial end. The drum includes an inner surface that defines a bore that extends through the first and second axial ends. A drum support is disposed in the bore of the drum. The drum support includes a first end and an oppositely disposed second end. The drum support has an exterior surface. The exterior surface of the drum support and the inner surface of the drum define a plurality of channels. A first flange is engaged to the first end of the drum support. A second flange is engaged to the second end of the drum support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Trevor D. Smith, Thomas G. LeBlanc, Thomas Marcouiller, Nicholas Torman, Jeffrey Thomas Kidman
  • Publication number: 20110284680
    Abstract: A roll shaft structure is provided for fixing a first roll or a second roll. The roll shaft structure includes a shaft body, a first ring and a second ring. The diameter of the shaft body is equal to the inner diameter of the first roll. The diameter of each of the first ring and the second ring is equal to the inner diameter of the second roll. When the shaft body penetrates through the first roll, the shaft body is contacted with the inner wall of the first roll, so that the first roll is fixed on the roll shaft structure. Whereas, when the shaft body penetrates through the second roll, the first ring and the second ring that are fixed on the shaft body are contacted with the inner wall of the second roll, so that the second roll is fixed on the roll shaft structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Li Lin
  • Publication number: 20110155839
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for dispensing non-adhesive tape carried on a spool to an article wherein the spool has a spool bore therethrough. The apparatus comprises a casing having a casing bore therethrough adapted to rotatably receive a support member therein. The apparatus further comprises a spool support for resistively and rotatably supporting the spool around the casing bore and a dispenser portion located in the casing for dispensing the non-adhesive tape therethrough. The method comprises supporting the casing on a support member located within the casing bore and securing a free end of the tape to the article through a dispenser portion of the casing. The method further comprises rotating the spool within the casing as to unwind the non-adhesive tape while the casing is moved around the article with the dispenser portion maintained in radial alignment with the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Garth Wells
  • Publication number: 20110042502
    Abstract: A vehicle for the transportation of containers of reeled cable has a frame, and an upstanding security locker with an access panel and holes in one panel. A plurality of support rods have first ends that are received into the holes in the panel. Removable retaining devices are attached to the first ends of the rods so that the support rods cannot be removed from the locker unless the retaining devices are removed. The security locker encloses both the first ends of the rods and the retaining devices and has an access panel such that provides access to the locker. The security locker may be included on a hand truck or a four wheeled cart and include a loop for securing the cart or hand truck to a fixed anchor point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: WINDY CITY WIRE CABLE AND TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel
  • Publication number: 20100327102
    Abstract: A film transfer device with a slidable protection cap includes a case including a compartment, a receiving section connected with the compartment, and an opening section in proximity to the receiving section. A reel mechanism is disposed in the compartment. An application head assembly is retained in the receiving section and includes an application head exposed outside the opening section. A protection cap is slidably mounted in the receiving section between a first position and a second position. The application head is concealed by the protection cap when the protection cap is in the first position. The application head is exposed from the protection cap when the protection cap is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Chien-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20100320310
    Abstract: A cord material dispenser comprising a container including a surrounding sidewall having first and second openings and first and second cord materials disposed in the container. The first and second cord materials are dispensable through their respective first and second openings. The first cord material is preferably wound around a first spool and the second cord material is preferably wound around a second spool. The dispenser may include a first quantity of the first cord material and a second quantity of the second cord material, wherein the first quantity is less than the second quantity. For example, the first quantity may be one fourth of the second quantity. Preferably, the container includes indicia indicative of the ratio of the first quantity to the second quantity. The indicia may be in the form of a graphic representative of the intended use of the spooled materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. McManus, Marc E. Semmler, Mari Foley, Matt Tones, Christian Lauzier, Chris Boss, Janet C. Jessen, Timothy James Hurley, David W. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20100270412
    Abstract: A web, such as a tissue or nonwoven web. Perforation lines in the web define sheets. The web is folded before being rolled or stacked, such that the intersection of the perforation lines and the folding line provides reliable dispensing. The web in roll or stack form, a method for forming the web, and a dispenser adapted for dispensing the web are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Kaveh Tondkar, Lars Fingal, Mikael Strandqvist, Susanne Gungner
  • Publication number: 20100269455
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composition suitable for use in a single-sided stretch cling film, the composition having from 0.1 to 20 percent by weight of a propylene-based copolymer having substantially isotactic propylene sequences, and having from 80 to 99 percent by weight of an ethylene-based copolymer having a density of at least 0.905 g/cc, wherein a film made from the composition exhibits cling layer to release layer cling of at least 70 grams force per inch as measured by ASTM D-5458-95, noise levels of less than 87 dB during unwinding operations, and has a modulus of at least 3 MPA as determined by ASTM D-882.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventors: Shaun Parkinson, Jesus Nieto, Andreas Mayer, Pascal E.R.E.J. Lakeman
  • Patent number: 7806351
    Abstract: A stowable device for ejecting fluids onto the underside and wheel regions of a vehicle includes a base member joined at one end to a handle member such that the angle between the members can be controllably varied and retained at a desired angle. A source of fluid is coupled through flexible tubing terminating in a fluid jet disposed adjacent the base member distal end. The desired angle is determined by a length of cord extending from base to handle member. The exposed cord length is user-controllable by lockably spooling excess cord length into a rotatable spool reservoir attached to the handle member. User-adjustment of the desired angle also determined handle height above ground. Alternatively, the desired angle (and handle height above ground) is user-determined by adjusting effective length of a rigid rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: John Bakas
  • Publication number: 20100243784
    Abstract: A device is provided for dispensing a length of elongate material wound on the barrel of a spool. A support is provided for the spool including first and second end plates. The end plates are positioned in a spaced relationship. A support hub extends from each plate and is engaged within an opening in the spool on opposite sides thereof, such that the spool may rotate about the support hub. The support hub includes a peripheral dimension that permits a dynamic, pivoting motion of the spool about the contact with the hub. The support hub normally positions the spool in a radially offset position and engages a friction member formed adjacent the periphery of the flange of the spool. During unwinding, pulling of the end of the elongate material causes the spool to pivot in the direction of the pulling force and away from the friction member. Once the pulling force is removed, the spool pivots about the hub, back into frictional engagement with the friction member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: James E. Johanson, Fedor Baranov
  • Publication number: 20090159738
    Abstract: Combined toilet paper air freshener holder having two brackets and one bracket having holder to receive a can of air freshener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: David W. Dyer
  • Publication number: 20090134266
    Abstract: A cable manipulator includes a base and a plurality of plates attached to the base, each of the plurality of plates including a pair of cams attached to each plate. Each cam of the pair of cams is spaced from each other such that a length of cable can be inserted therebetween. At least one of the plurality of plates is a rotatable plate such that rotation of the rotatable plate causes an end of the cable to be moved closer to the cable manipulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: John T. Tester, Andew J. Dethlefs
  • Publication number: 20090090807
    Abstract: There is provided a system for readily and efficiently fabricating a wound coil composed of a bobbinless coil. The system includes a coil winding device having an upper jig to which an upper plate is attached and a lower jig to which a lower plate is attached which are provided so as to be relatively displaceable and a tension device for applying predetermined tension to a wire rod fed from a wire rod supplying source. The coil winding device is provided with a claw section having first through third split claws that function as a winding section around which the wire rod is wound between the upper and lower plates and that slide in a radial direction when the upper jig is assembled coaxially with the lower jig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nomura, Hirozumi Kon, Satoshi Tokuda, Osamu Hinata
  • Publication number: 20090084886
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems provide for the securing of a tape roll on a cable wrapping machine. According to various embodiments, a taping head locking device for securing a tape roll to a taping head of the cable wrapping machine includes a locking device body with at least one aperture. The locking device body includes a surface implement on an inner surface for engaging a surface implement on an outer surface of the taping head. The aperture guides and secures a taping pad penetrating device through the locking device body and into an adjacent tape pad of the tape roll. The locking device body may include two segments pivotally connected at one end of each segment, with a locking mechanism at opposing ends of the segments, allowing for an open configuration to facilitate installation and a closed configuration to secure the taping head locking device on the taping head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Roland Hunt
  • Patent number: 7494084
    Abstract: Presented are a device and a method to produce helical coils from a filament, preferably consisting of plastic. A rotatable winding spindle and an associated filament-shaping device are provided to wind up the filament in a helical pattern, whereby the winding spindle extends beyond the filament-shaping device in the feed direction of the filament to be wound up. Viewed in the feed direction of the filament to be wound onto the winding spindle, a pressing device is provided downstream of the filament-shaping device that presses the filament against the winding spindle and is designed to generate a predominantly adequate friction contact between the filament and the winding spindle so that the rotation of the winding spindle essentially takes along the filament into the winding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kugler-Womako GmbH
    Inventors: Hartmut Lehmann, Gunnar Vieth
  • Publication number: 20080251620
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding a fiber strand onto a bobbin having a longitudinal axis has a support holding the bobbin for rotation about the axis, a supply for feeding the fiber strand in a travel direction generally radially or tangentially to the bobbin, and a drive for rotating the bobbin about the longitudinal axis and for, when a fiber strand is engaged with the bobbin, winding the fiber strand onto the bobbin. A handling device is rotatable about the axis adjacent the bobbin and carries a strand layer for at a start of a winding operation moving into a predetermined angular position and pressing a leading end of the fiber strand against the bobbin. The handler also carries a cutter on the handling device for at an end of a winding operation cutting the fiber strand and thereby forming a trailing end attached to the bobbin and a new leading end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Mike NEUBERT
  • Publication number: 20080230417
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for handling a number of sleeves, preferably paper sleeves, before, during and after rolling up of a paper web each thereon, at least one insert sleeve bent from a rigid material web and having a length substantially corresponding to the total length of the rolls being inserted in the rolls for simultaneous handling thereof, wherein the insert sleeve is polygonal, e.g. triangular, rectangular, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: CORE LINK AB
    Inventor: Jorgen Jensen
  • Patent number: 7410176
    Abstract: There is disclosed chuck configurations for internally engaging the hollow core element of a roll of packaging or printing sheet or other web material in which a generally cylindrical chuck body insertable in a web core has at least one hole through the chuck body at an acute angle with the tangent to the chuck body at the outer entrance point of the hole and at an acute angle with the plane perpendicular to the chuck cylindrical axis. At least one elongated element is configured to engage rotatably in each of the holes and having on a distal end thereof one or more pointed or toothed extensions for engagement with the interior of a hollow web whereby chuck engagement with a hollow core may be made by manipulating such elongated elements to extend outside the periphery of said chuck body. The chuck may also be provided with means for securing it on a spindle or shaft for rotation therewith which is separate and independent of the holes and elongated elements for engaging the hollow core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Pacmac, Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Terminella, Frank Terminella, Joseph Terminella
  • Publication number: 20080179445
    Abstract: A coil component has a first coil part and a second coil part, a middle member, and a shield member. Each of the first and second coil parts includes a drum core and a winding. The middle member is located between the first and second coil parts arranged in a state in which axes of winding drums in the respective first and second coil parts are parallel to each other. The shield member is formed at least in part of an outside surface of the winding in each of the first and second coil parts and is a resin containing a magnetic material powder. The magnetic permeability of the middle member is lower than that of the core and the shield member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Shoji, Masatoshi Shindoh, Yoshiaki Kitajima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7374712
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and apparatus for building three-dimensional models by deposition modeling techniques from moisture-sensitive thermoplastics. A feedstock of thermoplastic modeling material is dried to a low moisture content and supplied to a dispensing head of a modeling apparatus. The dry thermoplastic material is heated in a liquifier and deposited in a predetermined pattern so as to build a three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Swanson, Minea A. Popa, Patrick W. Turley, William R. Priedeman, Jr., Paul E. Hopkins, Steve Brose, Daniel I. Kimm, David L. Pollard, Andrew M. Hahn
  • Patent number: 7232268
    Abstract: A tape printer includes a roll sheet holder storage part of which a bottom is formed with a positioning recess which is rectangular in plan view and long sideways and has a predetermined depth. A discrimination recess rectangular in plan view is provided between the positioning recess and an inner base end of a holder support member). The discrimination recess fittingly receives a sheet discrimination part extending in a predetermined length from a lower end of the positioning holding member inward at substantially right angle thereto. The sheet discrimination part is formed with sensor holes arranged in an L-shaped pattern. In the discrimination recess, there are provided sheet discrimination sensors arranged in an L-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Akira Sago, Keiji Seo, Atsushi Kasugai
  • Patent number: 7228677
    Abstract: A membrane releasing-tightness adjusting device for a membrane strapping dispenser is installed at one side of a basic body of a membrane strapping dispenser and provided with a threaded rod having a support shaft and a tightening member pivotally assembled thereon and having a rubber ring fitted on the support shaft. When compressed by both the support shaft and the tightening member, the rubber ring with great elasticity will be deformed outward to fix the membrane reel of the membrane strapping dispenser in position, able to control membrane releasing tightness and enhance effect in membrane strapping work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 7070348
    Abstract: A tape printer includes a roll sheet holder storage part of which a bottom is formed with a positioning recess which is rectangular in plan view and long sideways and has a predetermined depth. A discrimination recess rectangular in plan view is provided between the positioning recess and an inner base end of a holder support member). The discrimination recess fittingly receives a sheet discrimination part extending in a predetermined length from a lower end of the positioning holding member inward at substantially right angle thereto. The sheet discrimination part is formed with sensor holes arranged in an L-shaped pattern. In the discrimination recess, there are provided sheet discrimination sensors arranged in an L-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Akira Sago, Keiji Seo, Atsushi Kasugai