Edge Grip Pair For Strip Material Patents (Class 242/585)
  • Patent number: 10968019
    Abstract: A reel for a taped series of electronic components includes first and second reel halves. The first reel half includes a first protruding portion and a first flange portion extending radially outward from an end of the first protruding portion. The second reel half includes a second protruding portion and a second flange portion extending radially outward from an end of the second protruding portion. The first and second flange portions each include an outermost end extending in a different direction from the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimizu, Joji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130001352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a holding system for holding sheet material for plotters characterized in that it comprises at least one substantially tubular side holding element (1), at least part of the external surface (2) thereof being tapered. Furthermore, said side holding element (1) comprises a longitudinal opening (7) and has internal chamfers at one of its ends (4). As a result of the thickness and the tapering of the external surface thereof, the side holding element hold the sheet material and, simultaneously, ensures that there is a gap between the winder tube and the sheet material wound on said tube, which facilitates its removal from the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Antoni Balsells, Francesc Masgrau Lagresa, Antoni GuimerĂ  Pedrola
  • Patent number: 7530524
    Abstract: A dispenser has a cover and a housing body. Within the housing body is a pair of rollers having a nip area therebetween. When the cover is open, a disengagement mechanism may be manually depressed to increase the space between one end of the rollers, while the space between an opposing end of the rollers remains substantially unchanged to facilitate the removal of a jam in the nip area of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: SCA Tissue North America LLC
    Inventors: Russell G. Wieser, Jeffrey J. Brickl
  • Patent number: 5323981
    Abstract: A splicer tape is provided for holding down the leading end portion of the outer layer of a new roll of web and for enabling the leading end portion of the new roll to be spliced to the trailing end portion of an active web. The tape contains an elongated strip of carrier material having inner and outer sides with the inner side of the strip having a first and second longitudinally extending section and preferably having an intermediate longitudinally extending section located between the first and second sections, said intermediate section being free of adhesive. A first adhesive is applied onto the first section and comprises a non-releasable adhesive which is to be applied against the leading end portion of the new roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Sequa Corporation
    Inventor: Donald Dionne
  • Patent number: 5322230
    Abstract: To automate the preparation of a replacement paper roll for flying roll changing, initial layer portions of web material from the replacement paper roll and which, typically, are damaged, are rolled on a scrap roll (2) to form scrap material windings thereon. In a first moving step, the scrap roll (2) is placed in engagement with the replacement paper roll to wind scrap material thereon. When a sensing element (22) senses that the paper is suitable for printing, the scrap roll is moved away from the replacement roll (1) and into a preparation or processing position (FIG. 11). At that processing position, two spaced axially extending perforation or tear lines (4, 5) are formed in the beginning portion. In a third moving step, the beginning portion is placed in engagement with the paper roll by moving the scrap roll back towards the replacement roll and, preferably, adhered thereto temporarily by a holding adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Assignee: MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Norbert Dylla, Anton Hamm, Michael Worner
  • Patent number: 5318656
    Abstract: To prepare an initial portion (41) on a replacement roll (4) of a substrate web, for example a printing paper web, for flying pasting, the new roll (4) is rotatably supported in apredetermined position. An adhesive application and cutter structure (5) is then placed in operative association with the roll. An initial portion (41) of the web is rolled off from the new roll, positioned on the support plate, and, in one operating step, an end, which may be jagged, is cut off and, inwardly of the cut edge (42), a perforating or tear-off line (43) is formed, to leave, between the cut edge and the tear-off line, a tear-off section (44). The web can then be repositioned on the plate (6) and a connecting adhesive (19) is applied to the upper side of the web, for subsequent flying pasting against a moving expiring web, for example, as well as a holding adhesive, applied in the inside of the tear-off section (44), so that the end portion (41) is securely attached to the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Man Roland Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Norbert Dylla, Anton Hamm, Otto Spang
  • Patent number: 5316230
    Abstract: When a web of packaging material is fed to a folding turret (11), it is intended to change the web of material when the reel is empty with as little manual labour as possible. For this purpose, there is provided a severing and connecting unit (17), in which a running-off web (15) is automatically severed and connected to a connecting web (16) which is held ready. In order to join the webs in the proper position, a marking (mark 43) of the running-web (15) is scanned while the conveying speed is greatly reduced. After the marking has been detected, the web is stopped and the severing cut is applied while it is simultaneously joined to the connecting web (16) which is held ready precisely in the proper position. During this change of webs, the folding turret (11) can continue to operate, if a sufficient web store is present. It is, however, also possible to employ a loop store (18) with a smaller capacity ana to stop the folding turret (11) or a blank unit (12) for producing blanks for a short period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Jurgen Wach
  • Patent number: 5314568
    Abstract: A splice assembly for a paper web transport apparatus including first and second webs of paper with each web alternately constituting a running web moving in first direction and a new web to be spliced to the running web, the splice assembly including a knife guide for providing a cutting edge for cutting the running web and the new web; a moving assembly for moving the knife guide back and forth in a direction of movement of the running web; first and second clamping assemblies for selectively clamping the running and new web, the first and second clamping assemblies being positioned on opposite sides of the knife guide in the direction of movement of the running web; two knives for selectively cutting the running web and the new web against the knife guide; a first tape applicator for applying a piece of tape to the same side of a splice of the running web and the new web, regardless of which of the first and second webs is the running web and which of the first and second webs is the new web, without index
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: Compensating Tension Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph L. Ryan
  • Patent number: 5301891
    Abstract: The leading end of a web on a roll of web convolutions is prepared for a splice by releasably securing that web end to the adjacent underlying web convolution on the roll and then adhering to that convolution just ahead of the web end a spoiler strip having a lengthwise boundary line which extends the length of the strip. A surface portion of the strip on one side of that boundary line is coated with an adhesive so that the adherent portion of the strip is speed in front of and substantially parallel to the web end whereby when the roll is rotated, the spoiler strip deflects the on-coming air stream away from the web end, yet permits the web end to be pulled away from the roll when being spliced to another web. Different spoiler strip constructions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Butler Automatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Duguay
  • Patent number: 5288361
    Abstract: An automatic connecting apparatus for continuous packaging, having a braking mechanism for braking a terminal of a belt-shaped product at a braking position located near a conveying pathway of the belt-shaped product, with the belt-shaped product having packaged items which are packaged in bulged sections at regular pitch intervals. The apparatus also has a detection device coupled to the braking mechanism, for detecting the terminal end of the belt-shaped product. A positioning mechanism positions the terminal end at a prescribed position downstream from the braking position of the belt-shaped product, with interactive movement between the bulged sections and an interacting piece. A cutting mechanism is provided for cutting and separating a terminal end, and forming and pressing a new terminal end. A starting-end positioning device is provided for positioning the starting spare belt-shaped product so that it can be connected to the terminal end of the old belt-shaped product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Tetra Pak Holdings SA
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Konno
  • Patent number: 5285978
    Abstract: An automatic web roll changing device is adapted to automatically and continuously supply web rolls to a web supply-connection apparatus on which are replaceably mounted two web rolls from which webs are alternately and continuously drawn out and which connects the trailing end portion of the preceding web to the leading end portion of the following web. This device includes a rotary arm pivoted to the web supply-connection apparatus having, at both ends, hubs carrying the above-mentioned two web rolls, and a web roll storage-mounting unit provided opposite to the web supply-connection apparatus. The web supply-connection apparatus has a rotary head which is rotatable about a vertical axis. From the rotary head horizontally extend a plurality of web roll storing shafts for holding a plurality of web rolls so as to be slidable axially of the shafts. The web rolls on the storing shafts are moved toward the distal ends of the web roll storing shaft by driving units so as to be mounted on the hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Sakano, Shozo Horikawa, Shuji Wada
  • Patent number: 5284197
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating a splicer operator's pre-splice preparation and positioning of the leading end of a new web for splicing, in a splicer, to the running web of an expiring roll. The webs both include regular and longitudinally spaced registration marks and identical, repeating and longitudinally spaced patterns.A movable table is used for the initial, off line, pre-splice web preparations. It includes a fixture for guiding the leading end of the new web along a longitudinal path and a hole puncher adjacent to the path. An optical instrument is also mounted on the table and is movable transversely across the path. The optical instrument is spaced longitudinally a preselected distance from the hole puncher. The operator moves the new web along and the optical instrument across the path until a registration mark is aligned beneath the optical instrument. The operator then punches holes in the new web using the hole puncher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Martin Automatic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Cederholm, Christopher J. Plude, John Siebel
  • Patent number: 5275673
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of and an apparatus for sticking a paper web to a paper web threading member superposed on the paper web through the intermediary of an adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Kazuaki Shibuya
  • Patent number: 5275344
    Abstract: A paster tab for use in splicing a leading end of a web on a rotary new roll to a running web on an expiring roll includes an elongated, uniformly thin, base layer having opposite facing sides with adhesive applied at various locations on the oppositely facing sides thereof. At least a pair of elongated die-cut slots extend transversely across a majority of the width of the base layer and through the thickness thereof. Mutually adjacent ends of the die-cut slots are separated from one another by a tearable narrow uncut part of the base layer. The narrow uncut part defines a vertex of an angle defined by the die-cut slots, which die-cut slots are straight and diverge from the narrow uncut part toward one of the ends of the base layer. An adhesive is applied to a surface of the base layer opposite the surface adapted to be bonded to the outer surface of the leading end as well as the outer surface of the rotary new roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Inventor: Dennis Ray
  • Patent number: 5273228
    Abstract: An apparatus for continuously unwinding a plurality of rolled-up tapes made of fusible material wherein the tapes are successively unwound, one at a time, from at least two rewinders for supporting the tape thereon, with the tail end of the preceding tape joined to the leading end of the following tape. The apparatus comprises a guide roller assembly for transporting the preceding tape via a joining station, a tape end sensor for detecting the tail end of the preceding tape, and a joining device for holding the following tape at its leading end as folded over and opposed to the preceding tape, thermally bonding the tail end of the preceding tape to the folded-over leading end of the following tape in response to a detection signal from the tape end sensor, and cutting off a portion of the resulting joint with only a required length thereof left uncut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Assignee: Shikoku Kakoki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyomi Yoshida, Fumiyuki Iwano, Kojiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 5212002
    Abstract: For making a web connection, an adhesive tape is used which essentially features on only one side an adhesive layer. The cover foil of this adhesive layer is comprised of two parts that are separated by a longitudinal seam. Applied on the other side of the substrate of the adhesive layer is at least one narrow adhesive strip, also having a cover foil, which preferably is contained on an edge of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventors: Zygmunt Madrzak, Bernd Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 5211799
    Abstract: A support beam supports a box type beam on which there is located, essentially tangentially to the shell surface of a guide roll coordinated with it, a contact surface for the adhesive tape. Perpendicular to the contact surface, a holding slot for the adhesive tape is provided on the box-shaped beam. The adhesive tape protrudes out of this holding slot with a considerable part, of which the cover foil is removed. A blowing device or blowing channels with blowing orifices bend the part of the adhesive tape protruding out of the slot upward so that, with the support beam approaching the guide roll, this part of the adhesive tape practically is in contact with the contact surface. In this way, adhesive tape can be fastened on the web end wrapping around the guide roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: J. M. Voith GmbH
    Inventor: Zygmunt Madrzak
  • Patent number: 5181667
    Abstract: A cassette loader for loading a length of magnetic tape into a cassette having opposing major sides, and opposing top, bottom and first and second opposing side edges, respective first and second through capstan access holes. Positioners are used for referencing the position of the cassette at a processing station during processing. The positioners are carried by the cassette loader for engaging the bottom and the top of the cassette and for engaging the top of the cassette. One of the first or second positioners includes a place bar for urging the other positioner against the cassette under pressure and for ejecting the cassette when winding is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Concept Design
    Inventors: Robert I. Farrow, Drey Johnson, Robert Gaude
  • Patent number: 5181669
    Abstract: A cassette loader for loading a length of magnetic tape into cassette having a relatively short length of leader tape pre-loaded into the cassette and attached by opposite ends to respective first and second cassette hubs. The cassette loader includes a leader equalization position for holding a cassette; a leader equalizer for winding the leader tape substantially completely onto one or the other of the first and second cassette hubs while the cassette is in the leader equalization position and a cassette loading position spaced-apart from the leader equalization position for loading a length of magnetic tape into a cassette which has previously been processed in the leader equalization position. A cassette loading position is provided for loading a length of magnetic tape into the cassette at the cassette loading position simultaneously with the operation of the leader equalizer on the cassette in the leader equalization position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Concept Design
    Inventors: Drey Johnson, Robert Gaude, Robert I. Farrow, Paul DeMint, Ray O. McNeill
  • Patent number: 5169466
    Abstract: A length of tape is drawn off a reel, passed over the cutting/connecting section of a splicer, passed through a temporary storage vessel and looped back so as to pass over the cutting/connecting section again. Tape clamps hold the two layers of tape on the cutting/connecting section which are then cut. One of the tape clamps is withdrawn while an applicator applies a piece of adhesive tape in a manner which splices a continuous loop of tape. To remove a superfluous portion of the tape from the continuous loop, the loop is moved to a position wherein one end of the superfluous length is located over the cutting/connecting section. The tape is clamped and cut. One of the two tape clamps then lifts the now open end of the loop clear and the superfluous portion is spliced to the tape on a supply reel. The reel is rotated in manner which winds the superfluous length thereonto until the other end of the superfluous length is drawn to the cutting/connecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Magnescale, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Matsuyama, Yoshihiko Miyasaka, Yoshiki Takao
  • Patent number: 5154786
    Abstract: A length of tape is drawn off a reel, passed over the cutting/connecting section of a splicer, passed through a temporary storage vessel and looped back so as to pass over the cutting/connecting section again. The free end is connected to a take up reel. Tape clamps bring the overlapping layers of tape down onto the cutting/connecting section and are then cut. One of the tape clamps is withdrawn while an applicator applies a piece of adheseive tape in a manner which splices a continuous loop of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Sony Magnescale Inc.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Matsuyama, Yoshihiko Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 5052295
    Abstract: A paper web threading apparatus for a rotary printing press comprises a paper web threading member guide provided along a paper web threading path of the printing press extending from a paper web supply section to a position just in front of a folding section; a paper web threading member pooling section provided downstream of the paper web threading path; a paper web threading member which is located over the whole length of the paper web threading path extending from the most upstream position thereof to the paper web threading member pooling section upon commencement of the paper web threading operation and which is run along the paper web threading member guide towards the paper web threading member pooling section during the paper web threading operation; a paper web retaining member provided on the paper web threading member for securing the paper web to the threaded along the path; and at least one paper web threading member driving unit for running the paper web threading member along the paper web th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kunio Suzuki, Tomoshi Kawata
  • Patent number: 5039374
    Abstract: A splicing device for label webs mechanically holds the leading end of the new web and is rapidly transferred to splicing position and accelerated into the running speed of the web while the rotational speed of the web supply spool that is associated with the leading end of the replacement web is initially gradually adjusted to the running speed of the label web. The leading end of the replacement web and the trailing end of the expiring web are glued in an overlapping manner. The splicing device has two identically constructed multi-functional drums which are arranged to function alternately and are equipped with a gripper, cutter, free running deflector roller and pressure application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Krones AG Hermann Kronseder Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Horst Winter
  • Patent number: 5020736
    Abstract: A device for connecting the end of one strip of material (6) which is being taken off a first roll with the start of a strip from a new roll (3) on a take-off machine, which is replacing the first roll, with a cutter (19) to cut the strip (6) being taken off, a device to hold the strip end (6.4) produced by this, and to press the strip end to the outside circumference of the new roll (3) replacing the old roll, in order to produce an adhesive bond, is made much simpler in design by the fact that above the take-off point, in a frame, two pairs of pivot arms (8, 13), each parallel, are attached. One pair of pivot arms (8) carries a transport element (7) to lift part (6.4) of the strip being taken off, which can be pivoted opposite the strip movement direction, from a rest position (11) behind the strip part (6.1) being guided to the guide roller (5) in the strip movement direction, into an end position (12) which is located outside the area of a full roll (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Jagenberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Karl Thievessen
  • Patent number: 5015089
    Abstract: A bulk film loader for use in daylight conditions including a light-tight casing for receiving cartridges of film in strip form. The film for a desired number of exposures is transferred from a cartridge onto a camera film feed spool or cassette. A guillotine extending into the casing cuts the film. For certain films, the loader also includes a roll of opaque leader strips in a separate cartridge. The strips are separable into individual leaders which can be attached to the opposite ends of a measured quantity of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Inventor: Mitchell C. Radov
  • 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: 4944470
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to splice a new roll of fabric or material to a roll of material being dissipated from a roll stand by supply to a material consuming machine. The invention includes a pivotally mounted vacuum device which supplies the end of the new material to a position from which it is mated with the end of the material being unwound and is adhered thereto to splice the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventor: George A. Mobley
  • 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: 4923546
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for forming a zero-speed, butt splice to join together a web from a new roll of material to a web which is from an expiring roll of material and which should be run, at a relatively high speed, through a web processing operation, such as a disposable diaper manufacturing line, under relatively constant, relatively low tension along a predetermined path of travel that includes a running web festoon means having floating dancer rollers and the running web processing operation. To form the butt splice, the leading end of the new web is trimmed by moving one knife wheel assembly along the cutting edge of an anvil. A piece of tape is applied to the leading end so that a portion of the tape projects downstream from that end. The expiring web is held against the anvil and trimmed along the same cutting edge of the anvil. The trailing end of the expiring roll is also simultaneously adhered to the downstream portion of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Martin Automatic Inc.
    Inventors: Roger R. Wheeler, John R. Martin
  • Patent number: 4905924
    Abstract: A tape for splicing the leading end portion of a standby roll of web to the trailing end portion of an active web. The tape includes first and second longitudinally extending sections which are secured to the outer layer and adjacent inner layer, respectively, of the standby roll by adhesive. A longitudinally extending intermediate section which is free of adhesive joins the first and second sections to one another and causes those two sections to coact to hold the outer layer to the adjacent layer during rotation of the standby roll prior to splicing while permitting the outer layer to lift away from the adjacent layer as the splice is made. Longitudinally extending and parallel score lines are formed through the first section but not through the adhesive thereof. The score lines enable two spaced bands of the first section to be peeled away to expose two spaced adhesive stripes for making the splice and to leave an intervening bridge for protecting the stripes against contact with equipment or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Enkel Corporation
    Inventor: Chester W. Moore
  • Patent number: 4880178
    Abstract: An apparatus for splicing the trailing end of an unwind depleted web of material to the lead end of a new web of material in a registered and/or abutting mode without the need for any appreciable overlap between the ends of the ceasing or slow-down of the continual forward advance of the web towards a work station, for instance, such as a thermoformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Goulette
  • Patent number: 4878986
    Abstract: A web butt splicing device for splicing two successive webs by butting the following end of a first roll of web and the leading end of a second roll of web against each other. In the web splicing device, the following end of the first roll of web is cut and is then drawn to and held on the hold surface of a butt splicing table. The leading end of the second web roll is cut on a provisionally positioning table to the shape of the following end of the first web roll, is then carried to the butt splicing table by a carrying device and is butt spliced to the following end of the first web roll. Therefore, according to the web splicing device, the webs can be butt spliced together without recourse to a manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 4859270
    Abstract: The disclosed web splicing apparatus and method provide for the in-registry lap splicing of a new web, that has a spaced, regularly repeating pattern thereon to an expiring web that has an identical, spaced, regularly repeating pattern thereon and that is moving under tension and at a relatively high speed along a predetermined path of travel. The leading end =of the new web is prepared for a splice so that a pattern thereon is aligned with a first pre-selected point. During a splice, a portion of the expiring web is substantially stopped and then moved at a relatively slow speed past a sensor that is positioned at a second pre-selected point downstream from the first pre-selected point and that senses the passage of the next pattern on the slowly moving expiring web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: Martin Automatic, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Martin, Donald E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 4840694
    Abstract: Double-sided adhesive tabs are removed from a carrier tape by passing the carrier tape around a convex nose to peel the carrier tape away from each tab. A tab inserter arm contacts the tab prior to peeling away of the carrier tape. The tab inserter arm then moves with and supports the tab during and after peeling away of the carrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald L. Brookman, David E. Merrill, Everett C. Grollimund
  • Patent number: 4832272
    Abstract: An apparatus to splice a new roll of fabric or material to a roll of material being dissipated from a roll stand by supply to a material consuming machine. The invention includes a pivotally mounted vacuum device which supplies the end of the new material to a position from which it is mated with the end of the material being unwound and is adhered thereto to splice the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventor: George A. Mobley
  • Patent number: 4816111
    Abstract: A system for processing fabrics or webs continuously, especially for applying and drying resins or other chemicals on glass fiber cloth. The system includes an upstream-located unwinding unit which comprises a semiautomatic splicing assembly for splicing the terminating or trailing end of a fabric or web coming from an unwound roll to the forward or leading end of a fabric or web on a roll to be unwound. The unwinding unit is followed by a first multiple turn-around and take-up roller set when the fabric or web is transferred to a station of application of a resin or other processing material. From the application station the fabric is fed to a hot air drying kiln, where the resin is dried. Downstream of the processing kiln, there are provided a hot finishing roll assembly followed by a second multiple turn-around and take-up roller set. Finally for the processed fabric or web is wound into a roll by a winding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Nuova Isotex S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ferruccio Pittarello, Italo Pulina
  • Patent number: 4813357
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for splicing a fresh stack of continuous pin-feed forms in a high-speed printer having fed therethrough an expended stock of continuous pin-feed forms, where the printer includes an input station at a recessed area. A slidable tray for supporting the fresh stack is pulled out of the printer, and a splicing station which is hingedly coupled to an upright wall portion attached to the tray is deployed external to the printer for splicing ease. The splicing station includes a spool of splicing tape which is disposed within a locating groove of a controlled depth, the forms being registered on locating pins on either side of the groove for accurate splicing upon pressing them centered on the tape. When the splice is complete, the spliced stack is fan-folded upon the tray, the splicing station folded back against the upright wall portion, and the tray returned within the recessed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Storage Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard G. Ward, T. Craig Nelson
  • Patent number: 4812198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device used in an automatic device for preparing paper rolls for web pasting, which is included in a printing system for newsprint and the like. The device automatically attaches one end of a tab, which has been prepared beforehand, to the outer surface of a web's leading end so that the web's leading end, which has been cut into a certain shape (for example, V-shaped), may be fastened to the outer surface of a paper roll on which the web is wound.A tab blank is formed basically by a rectangular support paper, which is provided with adhesive portion's on its upper and lower surfaces, and protective-coating films attached to both surfaces. An upper protective-coating film and the support paper, both of which form a portion of the tab blank, are divided transversely along a dividing line.The tab attaching device embodying the present invention is comprised of a tab loading device for keeping tab blanks in piles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1989
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Kaneda Kikai Seisakusho, Kabushiki Kaisha Tokoyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Masanobu Fuke, Takemi Watanabe, Noriyuki Shiba
  • Patent number: 4802632
    Abstract: A device and method for treating the end portion of a paper from a paper roll mounted on a paper feed unit of a paper processer. The device arranged adjacent the paper roll is moved toward the paper roll until a presser roller mounted on the device is pressed against it. A cutter assembly facing the paper roll is pushed out so that its cutter will come into contact with the periphery of the paper roll. The cutter is then slid transversely from one end of the paper roll to the other to cut several turns of paper from the paper roll as broke. The broke is rolled out to be fed downwardly over a suction body through a pair of nip rollers and taken up by a take-up mechanism. Another cutter assembly is pushed forward into contact with the central part of the paper end rolled out together with the broke and moved widthwise to make a center cut in the paper end. A cavity forming device is then pressed against the paper end right under the center cut to form a square cavity there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Hamada Printing Press Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Fukuda, Itsuro Masuda
  • Patent number: 4769098
    Abstract: The disclosed butt splicing apparatus and method is adapted to be used with rolls of material supported on turret-type roll unwind stands. A splicer embodying the invention includes a nip assembly, a new web preparation assembly, a new web and tape holding assembly, and a web cutting and adhering assembly. The nip assembly serves to clamp the expiring web during a splicing operation. The new web preparation assembly serves to prepare the leading end of the new web for the splicing operation. The new web and tape holding assembly serves to hold a portion of the new web, immediately upstream of its leading end, and to hold a strip of adhesive tape in preparation for the splicing operation and during the splicing operation itself. The web cutting and adhering assembly serves to cut the expiring web during the splicing operation and to cause the cut part of the trailing end of the web and the leading end of the web to adhere to the adhesive tape simultaneously as the cutting of the expiring web occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: Martin Automatic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Cederholm, John R. Martin, David L. Seaberg
  • Patent number: 4756790
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in continuous web reeling apparatus for connecting a web to a winding roll as the web is being unwound from an unwinding roll by deflecting a run of the web and pressing the deflected web against joining tape provided on the surface of the winding roll. The apparatus includes a plurality of axially aligned pressing members, a fluid-actuated expandable actuating device for exerting pressure on the pressing members to cause the pressing members to move against the web to exert a joining force on the web to press the web against the joining tape provided on the surface of the winding roll, and a spring device for returning the pressing members to their original position after the web has been connected to the winding roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Oy Wartsila AB
    Inventor: Jorma Kinnunen
  • Patent number: 4743335
    Abstract: Device for continuous feeding of a ribbon shaped material to a processing machine, complete with a swingable bobbin-carrier, mounted on bearings to a base frame, with at least 2 spindles for the reception of each bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: B.A.T. Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Krappitz, Heinrich Krodel, Johannes Wolfrum, Rainer Sittkus, Rolf Becker
  • Patent number: 4722132
    Abstract: An overlapping layer (24) of a first body of deformable material is pressed by an edge (78) of each of a plurality of blade members (42) into an overlapped layer (26) of a second body of resilient material forming slots (74) in the second body with ribs (88) of the first body displaced therein. The blade members (42) are removed while the ribs (88) are retained in the slots (74) and gripped by the surrounding resilient material. The blade members (42) may be adjustably clamped in a cartridge (40) which is removable from the splicing apparatus (10) for adjustment and replacement of the blade members (42) so that they conform to the surface profile (82) and splice interface line (80) of the bodies to be spliced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: John T. Ciolkevich
  • Patent number: 4722489
    Abstract: A device for feeding a material tape from a supplement roll at a preparation station to another material tape wound off an un-winding roll positioned at a connection station includes a first and a second feeding arrangement, each including a fixed rotatable deflecting roller, a swingable rotatable deflecting roller spaced from the fixed roller and swingable about the axis of the latter, and a drive carrying a fixing bar to which a starting end of the material tape to be fed is fixed. The drive pivots the fixing bar with the tape end from the preparation station to the connection station at which the starting end of the material tape of the supplement roll is connected to the material tape of the un-winding roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Veb Kombinat Polygraph "Werner Lamberz" Leipzig
    Inventor: Thomas Wommer
  • Patent number: 4720320
    Abstract: An improved process and apparatus for splicing a new web to a running web including cutting the old web between two rollers, the first roller having a cutting means, a rotating means, an actuating means and the second roller being a backing cylinder. The first roller is brought in contact with the old web, and the backing roller then rotates through the cutting action to permit splicing to occur while maintaining a continuous supply of web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Paul M. Niemi
  • Patent number: 4685392
    Abstract: A paper roll stand holds a paper roll in such a manner as to allow it to rotate in two opposite directions so as to temporarily locate a leading web end on a table board. An arm assembly positioned above the table board is movable in the lengthwise and lateral directions. The arm assembly includes a suction cup device for lifting up the outermost web of the paper roll, a cutter device for cutting the paper web, and a tape-attaching device for adhesively attaching web pasting adhesive tapes to the web's leading end. A device for adhesively attaching a head of a web end-fastening strip to an inner side of the web's leading end is located below the web. A paper roll-pressing device for adhesively fastening a tail of the web end-fastening strip to the outer surface of the roll is also included. A new paper roll prepared for web pasting according to the present invention is brought to the paper roll stand of a printing unit and rotatably held thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kaneda Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Takemi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4683022
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to equipment for a printing system for newsprint and the like and, more particularly, to a device for automatically preparing leading web ends of paper rolls for automatic web pasting.A device embodying the present invention is supported generally from a ceiling of a room and extends downwardly when used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kaneda Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventors: Takemi Watanabe, Noriyuki Shiba
  • Patent number: 4668328
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for joining an end of a first web to an end of a second web by, for example, double-sided adhesive tape, glue or the like, include locking the end of the first web at a fixed position by first locking apparatus and locking, i.e., holding the end of the second web by second holding and moving apparatus. The held end of the second web is moved by the second apparatus into pressure contact with the end of the first web whereby the ends of the respective webs are joined to each other by adhesive tape, glue or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Oy Wartsila AB
    Inventor: Markku Kyyts/o/ nen
  • Patent number: 4659414
    Abstract: Webs of cigarette paper, filter wrapping paper or metallic or plastic foil in cigarette rod making, filter rod making or cigarette packing machines are spliced to each other by uniting bands which are removed from a strip-shaped flexible carrier and delivered to the splicing station by a pivotable lever, either in response to reciprocation of a carriage by hand or by a motor or in response to automatic actuation of a fluid-operated motor so that its piston rod performs forward and return strokes. Each uniting band is adhesive at both sides and the splicing station is located between the path of movement of the running web and the path of movement of a fresh web which latter is accelerated to the speed of the running web prior to start of the splicing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. Kg.
    Inventors: Bob Heitmann, Karl-Heinz Schluter, Wolfgang Steiniger
  • Patent number: 4652329
    Abstract: In an apparatus for joining the ends of sheets of material 10, 11, consisting especially of packaging material, a sheet-holder 28 assigned to the running-off sheet of material 10 is moved with the sheet of material in the direction of a second sheet-holder 29, the running-off sheet of material being severed and the rear end being joined to the front end 38 of the sheet of material 10 to be connected. The to-and-fro movements of the sheet-holders 28, 29 are executed by means of pressure-medium cylinders 48 which can be controlled by sensor units 22, 23 assigned to the sheets of material 10, 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Focke & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz Focke