Adhesive Or Hook-and-pile Fabric Patents (Class 242/583)
  • Patent number: 10934459
    Abstract: An adhesive tape structure can suppress protrusion of adhesive agent and blocking. The adhesive tape structure includes adhesive tapes each provided with a base film, an adhesive film, and a cover film laminated in this order, and a linking tape linking the adhesive tapes and configured such that the cover films of the adhesive tapes are integrally released. The adhesive tapes each have a part having a predetermined length completely removed from an edge portion of the adhesive film on a release initiation side in a cover film release direction; the adhesive tape thus has gaps in the edge portions of the adhesive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Hamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140231568
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a fibrous core comprising a fluted layer; and a liner disposed on the fluted layer. The fluted layer and the liner are helically wound defining a longitudinal core axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre MELLIN, Stephen Scott D'SOUZA, John Ferney McKIBBEN
  • Patent number: 7975953
    Abstract: A device for collection and storage of waste monofilament line or similar materials. The device has a rotating spool mechanism in the form of an inner spool with an outer surface to which line adheres rotated by a rotation operator coupled to the spool. An outer cylinder encloses the spool mechanism. Monofilament line is passed through a window in the outer cylinder and adheres to the outer surface of the spool. The rotation operator is rotated, drawing the line into the device for storage and later disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ian A White
  • Patent number: 7789338
    Abstract: The rod (A) for winding reels of weblike material includes a cylindrical surface for winding of the weblike material, on which members (P) for engagement of an initial portion of the weblike material to be wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: A. Celli Nonwovens S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Acciari
  • Publication number: 20090321552
    Abstract: A paper towel sheet is disclosed which contains a low strength adhesive material strategically applied to selected areas of the sheet. The adhesive areas enable the user to optionally fold and form the sheets into three-dimensional shapes suitable for a variety of new uses, such as making “bowls” for holding popcorn or other food, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Hada, Megan Kathryn Millard, Heather Anne Sorebo, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Publication number: 20090296746
    Abstract: A fiber laser thermal coil form and related manufacturing techniques that are substantially suitable for automation. The fiber laser thermal coil form including a thermally conductive substrate to support a fiber placed thereon and to dissipate a heat of the fiber, and a fiber guide groove defined in a surface of the substrate to guide the fiber and dimensioned to partially enclose the fiber and to enhance a thermal contact of the fiber and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Morgan Research Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Christopher Heaton, Jeff Williams
  • Publication number: 20090045281
    Abstract: The rod (A) for winding reels of weblike material includes a cylindrical surface for winding of the weblike material, on which members (P) for engagement of an initial portion of the weblike material to be wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Giuseppe Acciari
  • Patent number: 6926222
    Abstract: A textile tube on which yarn is wound to form a pack comprises a body having a tubular body extending between opposed ends and an outer surface. At least one recessed score is defined proximate at least one end of the tube body. The recessed score has a substantially rectangular shape wherein the width of the recessed score is at least about five times the depth of the recessed score. As such, the recessed score provides more surface area for capturing yarn during a winding procedure. The recessed score also retains a substantially constant shape regardless of the moisture content of the tube, which is particularly advantageous when the tube body is formed of paperboard or other hygroscopic material. Methods of reconditioning the surface of the recessed score in order to improve the tube lifespan are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony F. Rummage
  • Patent number: 6921044
    Abstract: A wire spool for remaining wire recognition for wire (1) with a leading wire end (4) and a trailing wire end (2), which is wound on the spool body (30, 40) in N windings, whereby the spool body (30, 40) has side walls (40) on both sides and a spool drum (30), with a magnet (10) that is fastened in the spool body (30, 40), whereby the installation position of the magnet (10) in the spool body (30, 40) is such that the magnetic field lines (11, 12) are arranged along the magnet (10) essentially parallel to the winding direction of the wire (1) on the spool drum (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Jochen Gräber, Mario Litsche, Wolfgang Recht
  • Patent number: 6915981
    Abstract: A recording paper roll in which a lengthy recording paper is wound by a bobbin comprises an adhesive tape as a means for adhering the initial take-up section of the recording paper to the bobbin. The adhesive tape comprises a layer of pressure sensitive adhesives provided on both surfaces of a film laminate on which two synthetic resin films have been laminated detachably so that a residue of starch paste or adhesives which has been used to adhere the initial take-up section to the bobbin does not entrap into a printer, which is accompanied by the recording paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Oji Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Shinohara, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Satoru Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20040238683
    Abstract: A textile tube on which yarn is wound to form a pack comprises a body having a tubular body extending between opposed ends and an outer surface. At least one recessed score is defined proximate at least one end of the tube body. The recessed score has a substantially rectangular shape wherein the width of the recessed score is at least about five times the depth of the recessed score. As such, the recessed score provides more surface area for capturing yarn during a winding procedure. The recessed score also retains a substantially constant shape regardless of the moisture content of the tube, which is particularly advantageous when the tube body is formed of paperboard or other hygroscopic material. Methods of reconditioning the surface of the recessed score in order to improve the tube lifespan are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony F. Rummage
  • Patent number: 6779751
    Abstract: A textile tube on which yarn is wound to form a pack comprises a body having a tubular body extending between opposed ends and an outer surface. At least one recessed score is defined proximate at least one end of the tube body. The recessed score has a substantially rectangular shape wherein the width of the recessed score is at least about five times the depth of the recessed score. As such, the recessed score provides more surface area for capturing yarn during a winding procedure. The recessed score also retains a substantially constant shape regardless of the moisture content of the tube, which is particularly advantageous when the tube body is formed of paperboard or other hygroscopic material. Methods of reconditioning the surface of the recessed score in order to improve the tube lifespan are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony F. Rummage
  • Patent number: 6695245
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for turning-up a web is disclosed that results in greater efficiency. The method has been found to work especially well when the web is a bulky tissue web, but is also suitable for other web materials. The apparatus includes a reel spool having a cylindrical surface, the cylindrical surface includes at least one axial line of adhesive and a plurality of apertures operatively connected to a source of vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel John Schultz, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Patent number: 6632311
    Abstract: A method of making a roll of adhesive tape that comprises providing a length of tape having a leading end, a trailing end, a first side, and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the second side of the tape is at least partially covered with pressure sensitive adhesive and providing a tab having first and second opposite ends having a length between them, a first side, and a second side, wherein at least a portion of the second side of the tab is covered with pressure sensitive adhesive. The method further comprises advancing the length of tape along a tape path, positioning the leading tape end about a central tape roll axis, and circumferentially winding the length of tape about the axis until a penultimate tape layer having a circumference is wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher M. Glenna, Paul J. Richtman
  • Patent number: 6617007
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of forming coreless rolls of pressure sensitive adhesive tape involves the use of a mandrel assembly having a specific circumferential tape supporting segment thereon for winding tape. The circumferential tape supporting segment has a tape engaging surface portion that, in a radial orientation, is compressible yet sufficiently stiff to support the tape as it is successively wound about the mandrel to form a tape roll, and that is sufficiently pliant to permit ready axial removal of a wound tape roll from the shaft. The innermost wrap of pressure sensitive adhesive tape about the mandrel is masked by an adhesive liner. That liner is formed from one portion of a liner/tab segment which had been applied to the tape previously, and prior to winding, the tape is severed, and the remainder of that liner/tab forms an end tab on the outermost end of the previously formed coreless tape roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David R. Cram, Dee Lynn Johnson, Harvey D. Ogren, Jeffery N. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6595456
    Abstract: A textile tube on which yarn is wound to form a pack comprises a body having a tubular body extending between opposed ends and an outer surface. At least one recessed score is defined proximate at least one end of the tube body. The recessed score has a substantially rectangular shape wherein the width of the recessed score is at least about five time the depth of the recessed score. As such, the recessed score provides more surface area for capturing yarn during a winding procedure. The recessed score also retains a substantially constant shape regardless of the moisture content of the tube, which is particularly advantageous when the tube body is formed of paperboard or other hygroscopic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony F. Rummage
  • Publication number: 20030047638
    Abstract: A recording paper roll in which a lengthy recording paper is wound by a bobbin comprises an adhesive tape as a means for adhering the initial take-up section of the recording paper to the bobbin. The adhesive tape comprises a layer of pressure sensitive adhesives provided on both surfaces of a film laminate on which two synthetic resin films have been laminated detachably so that a residue of starch paste or adhesives which has been used to adhere the initial take-up section to the bobbin does not entrap into a printer, which is accompanied by the recording paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Inventors: Hideaki Shinohara, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Satoru Ohashi
  • Patent number: 6478247
    Abstract: To provide a copper foil roll, which is a final product form of copper foil, in which wrinkles generating in the vicinity of a core tube of the copper foil roll are restrained to the utmost, and a better winding balance is provided. A method for winding copper foil on a core tube, in which the copper foil is spliced to a core tube with use of a pressure-sensitive double-sided adhesive coated tape with releasing paper and is wound into a roll form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Fujiwara, Naotomi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 6443387
    Abstract: A paper core turnup apparatus for wrapping a web of paper about a core at high speeds includes a cylindrical core and a plurality of double sided adhesive tape strips. Each of the tape strips extends axially along an outer surface of the core, and is spaced from adjacent tape strips a predetermined distance. In a preferred embodiment, adjacent strips are circumferentially spaced approximately 12″ from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Georgia Pacific Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby R. Mercer, Rodney E. Powell
  • Patent number: 6273168
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically adhering tapes adheres a double-faced adhesive tape to a tip portion of a stock paper roll around which a stock paper is wound and adheres at least one fixing adhesive tape so as to bridge the tip portion and the stock paper roll. The apparatus includes a device for transporting the double-faced adhesive tape. The transporting device includes an endless belt transporting the double-faced adhesive tape while at the same time holding the double-faced adhesive tape on its transporting surface. The apparatus further includes a device for feeding the double-faced adhesive tape. The feeding device feeds the double-faced adhesive tape to the transporting surface of the endless belt while simultaneously stripping a strip paper adhered to one face of the double-faced adhesive tape. The apparatus further includes a device for feeding the fixing adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Isowahooperswift, Lintec Kabushiki Kaisha, Ogura Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Kawamura, Takashi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6021972
    Abstract: A winding core member of a winding core is divided along an axial direction into a first main body, a second main body and a third main body. Projections which are formed at the respective main bodies can fit into cam grooves of cams provided in the winding core member. For this reason, when the cams are rotated, inner peripheral walls of the cam grooves are engaged with the projections, and the main bodies are pulled in inwardly in a radial direction so as to approach each other, so that an outer diameter of the winding core is decreased. Therefore, after a sheet material is or sheet materials are wound in layers around an outer periphery of the winding core, the winding core can be pulled out from the sheet material(s) easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Inoue, Yasuhiko Kachi, Toshiya Kojima
  • Patent number: 5902448
    Abstract: A leading edge of a paper web on a paper web feed roll is prepared for use in a flying web splice. The paper web feed roll is supported adjacent a carriage which is movable generally parallel to an axis of rotation of the paper web feed roll. The carriage carries a paper web leading edge cutter, and adhesive tab dispensing device, an adhesive tape application device and a web corner cutting device. The free end of the paper web is end cut, has adhesive tabs applied to it, is provided with a double sided adhesive splice tape and has lateral edge cuts formed in one pass of the carriage across the face of the paper web feed roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer-Albert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerd Erich Stettner
  • Patent number: 5857641
    Abstract: A winding core useful for winding and storing a nonwoven web or other fabric material includes a main core body and a mechanical entangling mechanism disposed on an outer surface of the core body. The mechanical entangling mechanism ensnares an end of the nonwoven web and holds it in place on the winding core during the initial winding of the web around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark WorldWide, Inc.
    Inventor: Vonnie L. Goode
  • Patent number: 5813619
    Abstract: A film assemblage comprising a spool core, and a filmstrip, a film leader and a film trailer which are to be wound as a single longitudinal strip on the spool core in a roll with the filmstrip extending between the film leader and the film trailer in order that the film leader, the filmstrip and the film trailer form a common inner side of the roll and a common outer side of the roll, is characterized in that the film trailer has a discrete cohesive patch located to be on the inner side of the roll and a discrete cohesive patch located to be on the outer side of the roll, which can only stick to one another other and not to the inner or outer sides of the roll, and which are spaced apart along the film trailer a distance substantially equal to the circumference of the roll, whereby when the film leader, the filmstrip and the film trailer are wound on the spool core with the film trailer being an innermost convolution of the roll and the film leader being an outermost convolution of the roll the cohesive patch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Robertson
  • Patent number: 5783029
    Abstract: A leading edge of a paper web supply roll is prepared for utilization in a flying web splice. The paper web supply roll is supported adjacent a work carriage that is movable transversely across the face of the supply roll. As the work carriage moves across the web, a leading edge of the web is cut, spaced adhesive labels and a double sided adhesive splice tape are applied, and the lateral edges of the web adjacent the web leading edge are provided with angled lateral edge cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer-Albert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerd Erich Stettner, Hartwig Horst Trutschel
  • Patent number: 5746379
    Abstract: In producing a coreless toilet paper roll, a shaft is placed near an end portion of paper, and an adhesive is applied to either one of two sides of the paper relative to the shaft without providing to the shaft. The end of the paper is turned onto the other side over the shaft and is glued to the other side so that the end portion of the paper is fixed to the shaft. Thereafter, the shaft and the paper fixed at one end to the shaft are held among two take-up rollers and a pressure roller, and are rotated to wind the paper on the shaft. After winding the paper on the shaft, the shaft is removed from the roll and the paper is cut. The cutting of the paper and gluing the paper for the next rolling may be made at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Akira Shimizu
  • Patent number: 5598985
    Abstract: A Christmas light reel includes a spool housing, a spool disposed within the housing, a crank having a shaft passing through the spool and the housing in a manner such that the spool and the shaft rotate together with respect to the housing. The spool includes a resilient spool cylinder and a pair of cord clips. One cord clip is located at each end of the spool for securing the ends of a string of lights wound upon the spool. The resilient spool is preferably constructed from a plastic foam material and coated with a tacky adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Inventor: Sandy C. Winesett
  • Patent number: 5449128
    Abstract: A flexible strap retainer for material wound upon a drum or spool or reel and the free end thereof, comprising hook and loop material with a fastener affixed to one end thereof such that the fastener releasably attaches to the free end of the material to be wound upon the drum spool or reel. In use, the reel to be secured is wound and the flexible strap member attached to the distal end of the material to be wound is wound up upon the outside of the material wound upon the spool and removeably secures itself thereon when the opposing hook and loop fabric interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventor: Vince J. Crisci, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5441215
    Abstract: A winding reel for optical fiber is provided with a drum and a flange. The flange is provided with first and second slits therein for receiving leading and trailing (frontward and rearward) portions of the optical fiber. The length of the slit that receives the forward end of the optical fiber extends from the outer periphery of the flange to the surface of the drum. The slit for receiving the rearward end of the optical fiber is shorter than the forward end receiving slit. The rearward end receiving slit extends from the outer periphery of the flange inwardly a distance such that the slit does not reach a position at which a maximum amount of optical fiber wound on the winding reel is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuya Nagayama, Toshifumi Hosoya, Ichiro Yoshimura, Yasuo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 5340051
    Abstract: A wound spool (10) of film strip (24) of the type having a full width portion (26.sub.b), a reduced width lead end (26) and a transition portion (26.sub.a) extending between the full width and reduced width portions, the spool including a core (12,14) to which the lead end is attached, a pair of radially extended end flanges (18) at respective opposite ends of the core and a pair of circumferentially and axially extended shoulders (16) between the end flanges and the core for supporting the longitudinally extending edges of the full width portion. Each of the shoulders has an axially extended, essentially cylindrical portion (16.sub.b) adjacent a respective one of the end flanges for supporting one of the edges of the full width portion; an axially extended frusto-conical portion (16.sub.a) extended from the cylindrical portion toward the core for supporting the edges of the transition portion; the length (l.sub.2) of the core between the frusto-conical portions and the diameter (d.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Alan G. Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 5289984
    Abstract: Disclosed is a paper roll driving apparatus which comprises a timing belt pulley fitted to a rotatable holding member for holding a paper roll core, a timing belt disposed in such a manner as to be selectively displaceable into an engagement/disengagement state with and from the timing belt pulley and belt driving means for driving and moving the timing belt in engagement. The holding member or in other words, the paper roll, is driven for rotation by driving of the timing belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Sohma
  • Patent number: 5288034
    Abstract: A system for joining the end of a web of material (4) running off a first winding roll (17) with the beginning of a web on a new winding roll (1) interchanged with the first winding roll (17) on an unwinding machine comprising devices for cutting through the web (4) being wound off, for holding the end of the web so produced, and for pressing the end of the web against the periphery of an interchanged new winding roll (1), in order to produce an adhesive bond, has a splice element (6) which can be placed on the web being wound off (4), moved beyond the region of a full winding roll (1) and pressed against its periphery. The splice element (6) contains a web cutting element (15) and a holding element (16) which, when placed in contact with the web being wound off (4), is located behind the web-cutting element (15) in the direction of motion of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Jagenberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Herbert Schonmeier, Peter Weiss, Karl Thievessen, Ewald Welp, Runald Meyer, Manfred Weis, Egbert Most
  • Patent number: 5279471
    Abstract: Device for splicing the trailing end or the cut off end of a first roll of web material with the starting end of a second roll of web material, the first and second roll having a winding core, whereby the web material pulled out from the first roll by a roller is transmittable to a starting end of the second roll of web material which is situated on a splicing table, where these are connected to each other, such that during rolling off web material from the first and second roll, and inside the web material of the first roll and near the nip between the first roll and a storage roll for this, the roller, which is pivotally hinged in a spring loaded arm is provided, such that the arm exerts a fit-up pressure on the web material of the first roll, whereby the breaking or the termination of the web material swings the roller in a direction off the first and second roll of web material whereby the end portion of the web is carried and transported to the splicing table provided between two stores for the first and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Inventor: Manfred Peters
  • Patent number: 5265649
    Abstract: A full roll transferred from a cloth wind-up position in a weaving machine to a temporary full-roll storage position on a transfer carriage is prevented from rotation by meshing with a gear mounted stationarily. The transfer carriage is equipped with empty roll supporting arms and cutter supporting arms having free ends at which a cloth cutting mechanism is supported. An empty roll is supported by a holding device mounted at free ends of the empty roll supporting arms so as to be rotated by an empty roll driving motor. Owing to rotation of the empty roll, tension is applied to a cloth between the full roll and the empty roll so that it is cut by the cloth cutting mechanism in a tensioned stationary state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yoshimi Iwano, Yoichi Makino, Tetsuya Furuta
  • Patent number: 5253819
    Abstract: A web splicing method and apparatus to splice a running web to the web on a ready roll so as to avoid web speed and position mis-matches due to roll eccentricity and roll end wobble. After an adhesive splicing medium is applied to the leading end of the web on the ready roll, that roll is accelerated to a selected nominal splicing speed. The roll surface speed and end edge position are then measured at least at a location at or near the splicing medium thereon. The speed and edge position of the running web are also measured. During successive revolutions of the roll, the running web speed and the roll surface speed in the vicinity of the splicing medium are compared to produce speed difference signals which are applied to control the speed of the running web and/or the roll to match the speed of the running web and the surface speed of the roll at or near the splicing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Butler Automatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Butler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5152472
    Abstract: To permit essentially automatic control of roll changing to change between an old roll and a replacement roll of printing machine paper, adhesive is applied to the old roll, at predetermined locations, as the old roll runs off, and the now sticky surface is engaged against the beginning portion from the new roll, the old roll then being severed within the range of the still sticky portion to ensure complete adhesion of substrate from the old roll on the substrate of the new roll. Excess adhesive which is not covered by substrate from a new roll is deactivated by a deactivating element (7) positioned in advance of any deflection roller to prevent accumulation of adhesive on any elements of the roll changer of the printing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Man Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Otto Spang, Hans Mamberer
  • Patent number: 5063970
    Abstract: A loom for automatically exchanging a full cloth beam for an empty one without stopping its weaving operation. The loom has a driving mechanism for driving a cloth beam to rotate and wind thereon woven fabric. After having wound thereon a predetermined amount of woven fabric, the cloth beam is ejected by an ejector mechanism and moved from the driving mechanism to a cloth beam support to be supported thereon. A cloth beam holder holding thereon an empty cloth beam, has a supplying mechanism for supplying the empty cloth beam to the driving mechanism. The ejector mechanism and the supplying mechanism are mechanically connected so as to operate in timed relation to each other. The woven fabric is separated from the full cloth beam by a cutting mechanism and has a loom side cut end portion. The loom side cut end portion of the woven fabric is wound on the empty cloth beam by a winding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Tanaka, Shuichi Kojima, Susumu Kaneko, Takayuki Chikuma
  • Patent number: 5031666
    Abstract: A cloth beam changer includes a conveyor having gripping arms which carry gripping elements at the ends. A transmission is provided in the form of a slide with a spindle and nut arrangement for raising and lowering the slide. A guide rail and stop are provided in the winding-on station of the loom to position the gripping elements accurately while at the same time preventing further downward movement of the gripper arms and slide. A spring between the slider and spindle nut compressers should the transmission overshoot the position of the gripper elements. A second spring is also provided between two parts of the gripper arm to permit deflection of the lower part upon engagement and sliding on the guide rail of the loom. Sensors are provided to measure the amount of deflection of the respective springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Limited
    Inventors: Tonny Raaijmakers, Christian Huguenin
  • Patent number: 4995936
    Abstract: A continuous web splicing machine has supports for rotatably mounting two rolls of sheet material in tandem, guides for guiding the sheets along upper and lower paths to a splicing station, and an output loopholder for holding a loop length so that the web is supplied continuously even during the spicing operation. The splicing station has upper and lower upstream holders, upper and lower downstream holders, and upper and lower cutters at the splicing station. The cutters and holders are selectively operable in automatic sequences so that fresh sheets can be spliced to the spent sheets alternatingly from the two roll supports. The cutter is formed with knife parts having serrated edges with hooked teeth for improved cutting action. The holder assemblies may be oriented vertically or in other suitable orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Robert Cohn
  • Patent number: 4986485
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying a web of material is provided that automatically changes the roll of material from an exhausted roll to a new full roll of material. The apparatus includes a plurality of spindles for supporting a plurality of rolls of material, the spindles being coupled to a rotatable carousel, a locking member for selectively preventing the rotation of the carousel is provided as well as a mechanism for selectively rotating the carousel. The apparatus also includes a member for splicing an end of a first roll of material to an end of a second roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Soubrier, Frank Bochtler
  • Patent number: 4948061
    Abstract: A turret unwinder in which a carriage mounted on the turret for movement between limit positions respectively adjacent first and second diametrically opposite winding axes supports a bumper roll for movement from a neutral position to respective fired positions in engagement with rolls on the winding axes and first and second knife bars adapted to be fired respectively to sever webs being unwound from rolls on the two axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Worldwide Converting Machinery
    Inventors: Leonard C. Krimsky, Henk Van Rietschoten
  • Patent number: 4936942
    Abstract: Apparatus for stabilizing the trailing end of a web that is to be spliced to the leading end of a new web includes a knife for severing the old web and for creating a tail that must be stabilized, a suction box over which the trailing end passes, which provides stability to the trailing end, a pressure roll movable to move the cut trailing end of the old web against the leading end of the new web and a leaf-spring-like extension extending downstream of the suction box to the connection point or splice point between the webs. The extension is deflectable with the pressure roll and the extension carries the vacuum of the suction box further downstream and also supports the trailing end of the cut old web. The extension is cantilevered to the downstream side of the suction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Sollinger, Oswald Satzger
  • Patent number: 4934621
    Abstract: In a device for continuously feeding a web of material from a stock roll, a conveyor means for conveying the unwinding roll and the remnant roll through the device comprise two parallel essentially U-shaped guide tracks for the rolls. The legs of the U extend in lengthwise direction of the device, such that both loading of a new roll and picking up and discharging of a remnant roll can take place at the front side of the device. For controlling the speed of an unwinding roll two driving belt units are provided which can cooperate with the periphery of the unwinding roll one after another. For running a new roll up to the required peripheral speed for making a splice with an unwinding web and keeping said roll at that speed until the splice is made a core drive is provided which acts upon the shaft of the new roll, and which can work independently of the driving belt units. A new roll can thus be prepared with an adhesive strip over the whole width of the roll, which will result in an uninterrupted splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Stork Contiweb B.V.
    Inventor: Thomas G. M. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 4903909
    Abstract: The brake for web bearing shaft in a web support frame of a web feeder for rotary press comprises a pneumatic brake provided individually on a web bearing shaft mounted rotatably on each web support arm of a radial arm member installed on a rotating shaft, a pneumatic circuit for feeding compressed air at every pneumatic brakes, a solenoid valve provided at every pneumatic circuits, a solenoid valve switching means for operating each solenoid valve according to a turning phase of each web support arm. Then, the solenoid valve is a valve provided with manual operation, and the solenoid valve switching means comprises either slip ring having a combination of segment conductors and brushes or segment cam and electric switch operated by the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Seiji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4892263
    Abstract: An intermittently operating unwinding apparatus has a splicing unit with a cross member which is movable against and at right angles to the web expiring from a winding roll. With a separating device positionable against the cross member from the other side of the web, the web is separated by lifting the empty spool mounted in the unwinding apparatus out of its unwinding position. A new parent roll whose web beginning is provided with an application of adhesive is transported by means of a conveyor to the unwinding position and the web beginning positioned relative to the splicing unit. The splicing unit holding the separated web-end at the cross member is radially moveable against the new parent roll, where the web-end meets the beginning of the web and is attached by means of the adhesive. The web length required to lead the web-end to the new roll is made ready by a dancer roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Beisswanger
  • Patent number: 4892119
    Abstract: A transporter is constructed to exchange an empty cloth beam for a full cloth beam of a weaving machine; the cloth being wound into the empty beam while the empty beams remains in the transporter. The transporter has a pair of gripper arm which are automatically acutated in order to transfer a full cloth beam from the weaving machine into the transporter. The gripper arms thereafter move a wind-on beam within the transporter into a position to effect a transfer of the cloth to a fresh cloth beam in the transporter. The gripper arms then move the fresh cloth beam into the weaving machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Sulzer Brothers Limited
    Inventors: Schilling Hugo, Gunter Veith, Zund Marcel
  • Patent number: 4881695
    Abstract: An intermittently operating unwinding apparatus has a separating device with which a web-end is formed on the lifting-out of an empty spool from the guide ways of an unwind unit. A holding device holds the web-end in a plane which extends parallel to the guide ways, on which a new winding roll located in waiting position rests with its roll axle. The machine has a splicing unit with a cross member arranged parallel to the guide ways to which the beginning of the web of the new parent roll can be joined. During transport of the new parent roll out of the waiting position into its unwinding position the splicing unit is moved by dogs engaging at the roll axle against the holding device and the web-beginning joined to the web-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1989
    Assignee: J.M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Beisswanger
  • Patent number: 4875633
    Abstract: Here is provided a paper splicing device having a tuning mechanism, and this tuning mechanism is provided with a tuning control section for tuning a rotary peripheral speed of a second rotor rotating in contact with the peripheral surface of the succeeding paper roll to a rotary peripheral speed of a first rotor rotating in contact with the peripheral surface of the preceding paper roll. To tune the above rotary peripheral speed of the paper rolls, the paper splicing device of the present invention comprises a cut section, a reference position detecting section, a rotational quantity detecting section, and a cut command section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Assignee: Toppan Moore Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Mochizuki, Fumiyasu Kato
  • Patent number: 4821973
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for handling a web of material fed from a roll. When the roll is larger than a selected amount, a roll contacting belt contacts the outer surface of the roll to aid in rotating the roll. The roll contacting belt is speed-responsive to a tension sensing means. Once the roll decreases to the selected amount, the roll contacting belt is disengaged from the roll and a core brake controls the speed of the roll. This arrangement reduces web upsets caused by out of round new large rolls and eliminates telescoping due to the action of the belt against small diameter rolls. In the illustrative form of the invention, the apparatus provides a continuous supply of web material by handling a first roll from which web material is being fed through an infeed roller and a nip roller, and a second roll from which web material is fed after the web material of the first roll has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Webquip Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard I. Tafel, Leonard W. Kosoglad
  • Patent number: 4821971
    Abstract: A device for peeling and cutting off a surface portion (4c) of a paper roll (4) comprises a rotary support (1) that rotates the paper roll (4), a cutter guide (2) that reciprocally moves between positions for contacting and not contacting the paper roll surface portion, and a cutting device (3) that reciprocally moves parallel to a paper roll axis for cutting off the surface portion. In the contacting position, the cutter guide enters under the surface portion via a leading end (4a) of the paper roll when the paper roll is rotated and thereby forms a clearance under the surface portion. The cutter is inserted in the clearance and moves parallel to the paper roll axis to cut off only the surface portion of the paper roll along its entire width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Kaneda Kikai Seisakusho, Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Takemi Watanabe, Noriyuki Shiba