With Material Confining Portion Patents (Class 242/615.3)
  • Patent number: 10689218
    Abstract: A printing apparatus capable of fixing a medium appropriately during printing is provided. The printing apparatus includes a feeding roller, a printing portion configured to make a print on the textile supplied from the feeding roller, and a conveyance portion configured to convey the textile to the printing portion. The conveyance portion includes a pressure roller configured to sandwich the textile and rotate along with conveyance of the textile. The printing apparatus further includes a brake roller disposed between the pressure roller and the feeding roller for producing force acting on the textile against conveyance force for the textile by the conveyance portion to apply tension to the textile between the brake roller and the pressure roller. Tension smaller than tension exerted on the textile between the brake roller and the pressure roller is exerted on the textile between the brake roller and the feeding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hashiru Chino, Shin Ito, Takamichi Takeda, Tomohiro Takano
  • Patent number: 10320166
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a protection cover for connecting electric and/or data communication cables to several locations. The cover includes an installation space which enables the installation of cables in the cover. The installation space is defined by a plurality of interconnected protection blocks, which are adapted to move relative to each other by way of coupling elements thereof in such a way that the cover lends itself to bending, and the protection blocks enable the cables to be connected to several locations in such a way that to each location is connected an electric and/or data communication cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GISTELE OY
    Inventors: Tapio Aro-Heinilä, Juha Reidar Wermundsén, Ari Korhonen
  • Patent number: 10115094
    Abstract: An image of a customer is associated with a transaction at an enterprise. The image is accessible during enterprise transaction processing for visual inspection. In an embodiment, the image is printed as a receipt that is handled by enterprise personnel to visually ascertain a particular customer that is to receive at least one good and/or service associated with the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Wesley Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9776826
    Abstract: A locking ring is described that permits removal of filamentary material housed in a walled container through a payout tube defining a payout tube axis and through which a first end of the filamentary material extends. The ring includes an annular flange around a ring axis and a body having a tubular wall extending from an inner edge of the annular flange to a distal edge of the ring. The tubular wall is coaxial with the ring axis, and has a plurality of teeth circumferentially spaced around the tubular wall and extend from the tubular wall radially outwardly and toward the annular flange. Each tooth resiliently deflects radially inwardly in response to interference between the tooth and an inner wall of the payout tube. The curved edges form a thread permitting the ring to advance axially into and secure with the payout tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Moore, Thomas Copp
  • Patent number: 8998123
    Abstract: A dispensing device for adhesive labels, comprising a holder, a roll made from strip material comprising a carrier and adhesive labels adhered to the carrier. The holder made from plastic material and comprises adjacent holder sections connected with each other via at least one elastic hinge and joined on the opposite side by fixing means, such as ‘click’ fixing means. The holder forming a dispensing slot for the adhesive labels and an extended first curved guide for the strip material located between the roll and the dispensing slot. A second curved guide extends out next to the first curved guide. A transition point close to the dispensing slot between both curved guides such that the carrier is guided via both guides and the transition point in such a way that the transition point the adhesive labels are released from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: National Checking Company
    Inventors: Renee de Jong, Dirk-Jan Notten, Frans U. A. van Waes
  • Patent number: 8985497
    Abstract: A payout tube for enabling payout of a consumable filament from a consumable assembly that is configured for use with an additive manufacturing system, the payout tube comprising a tip end having an inlet opening, a base end having an outlet opening, and a tube body having an average effective outer diameter that is substantially greater than an effective inner diameter of the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic F. Mannella, William J. Swanson, Kevin C. Johnson, J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 8944358
    Abstract: Package and locking ring structure for removal of wound filamentary material from a container including a locking ring attached to a hole in a wall of the container for removal of the wound filamentary material; the locking ring forming a loop of the end portion of the wound filamentary material; the wound filamentary material is withdrawn from the container through the hole by pulling the loop; the locking ring including a pull-off cover plate covering access to the end portion of the wound filamentary material and including a hole for enabling passage of the end portion of the wound filamentary material, and further including means for receiving and retaining the end portion of the wound filamentary material in the form of a loop against the pull-off cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Reelex Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Copp, Brian Moore, G. Taylor Richey
  • Publication number: 20150029282
    Abstract: A sheet pressing device enables reliably pivoting a presser lever that presses a sheet material to a feed path surface to a pressure position and a released position. The sheet pressing device has a movable-side presser lever configured to pivot between a pressure position where die-cut label paper conveyed over the feed path surface is pressed by a sheet presser part to a flat surface, and a released position where the sheet presser part is separated from the die-cut label paper; and a lever spring respectively urges the movable-side presser lever to the pressure position or the released position from a neutral point between the pressure position and the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150014474
    Abstract: A feed guide device that can hold a movable guide firmly when locked without making unlocking difficult has a movable guide 36 that guides a side edge of die-cut label paper P; a guide shaft 35; and a lock mechanism 37 that locks the movable guide to the guide shaft 35. The lock mechanism 37 has a lock plate 72, a lock spring 74 that urges the lock plate 72 rotationally; and a lock release lever 75 that rotates the lock plate 72 in resistance to the lock spring 74. The lock plate 72 causes a friction member 77 to contact the guide shaft 35, and causes a lock pin 71 to contact the guide shaft 35 from the opposite side as the friction member 77 at a position separated from the friction member 77 in the axial direction of the guide shaft 35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8919688
    Abstract: A dispensing mechanism for a sheet product dispenser includes a chassis, a roller positioned within and coupled to the chassis, and a spring configured to bias the roller into contact with a sheet product. Another dispensing mechanism for a sheet product dispenser includes a chassis, a roller positioned within the chassis, a pair of plugs, and a pair of springs. The roller is coupled to the chassis via the plugs, and the springs are configured to bias the roller into contact with a sheet product. Still another dispensing mechanism for a sheet product dispenser includes a chassis, a first roller positioned within and coupled to the chassis, a second roller positioned within and coupled to the chassis, and a spring configured to bias the first roller toward the second roller and into contact with a sheet product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Bret A. Kuehneman, Joseph A. Racz, Mark R. Grobarchik, Jeffrey A. Wierschke, Antonio M. Cittadino, Christopher M. Reinsel
  • Patent number: 8882081
    Abstract: A line guiding structure comprises a round guiding shaft, a fixing unit, an elastic element, a linear bearing and a wheel set. The round guiding shaft comprises a fixing and an open end. The fixing unit is used for fixing the round guiding shaft and comprises a fixing base and a bearing. The fixing base is disposed on mechanical equipment, and the bearing is disposed in the fixing base. The elastic element is sleeved on the round guiding shaft and comprises a first end and a second end. The linear bearing is sleeved on the round guiding shaft. A connecting piece is disposed on the linear bearing. The wheel set comprises a fixing plate, a supporting frame and two pulleys. The fixing plate is connected on the connecting piece. A slide hole is formed between two opposite pulley surfaces of the two pulleys for a line to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong-Tao Deng
  • Publication number: 20140306054
    Abstract: A supported strap twist device reorients a strap along a strap path. The device includes an inlet, an outlet and a reorienting section. The reorienting section includes a body having entrance and exit ends and a transition section therebetween. The transition section has a through-bore having a varying cross-sectional shape defining a race. The race has, at a first end, an opposed inwardly pinched circular profile defining a gap. The circular profile thins along the race toward an hourglass profile, and has, at a second end, an elongated shape. The gap has a substantially constant width along the race. The strap enters the first end at an angle relative to the second end and is reoriented to a desired orientation at the second end. The strap is supported by the race as it traverses therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Premark Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Termanas
  • Publication number: 20140291030
    Abstract: Cable guides for overhead support of drill line on a drilling rig during a slip and cut operation feature replaceable liners of wear material supported by a re-usable base. A tensioning roller added to the draw-works resides outward from the periphery of the draw-works drum and is spring-biased toward same into order to force the incoming drill line against the periphery of the drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Jesse Urquhart
  • Patent number: 8800909
    Abstract: A sheet-supply device internally defining a supply route through which to supply a sheet. The sheet-supply device includes a supply member to supply the sheet from a rolled long sheet, a guide member to guide the sheet to the supply member, provided upstream in a direction in which the sheet is moved to the supply member and, movable between a guide position at which the sheet is guided to the supply member and an escape position at which the guide member is away from the supply route of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Morinaga
  • Patent number: 8794561
    Abstract: A container includes side walls and a floor panel for packaging coiled wire, which may be welding wire. A wire dispensing apparatus is included that pays-off wire from the coil without tangling or twisting. The wire dispensing apparatus incorporates a plurality of flexible protrusions that extend from a base constructed to minimally contact the coil of wire. In particular, the wire dispensing apparatus incorporates an angled or curved base that rests against an inner circumference of the coiled wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabor Fabian
  • Patent number: 8720813
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing paper from center-feed tissue paper rolls, the dispenser having a housing with a receiving portion for receiving two center-feed rolls, one of which is a full paper roll and the other one an almost used-up paper roll squeezed into the form of a sickle to make the dispenser less bulky. The two rolls dispense through separate openings, which may be linked to a common dispensing nozzle spaced apart from the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Cecilia Nordlund
  • Publication number: 20140117146
    Abstract: In a cable guide for fibers, particularly carbon fibers, which are combined into cables and extend in a transport direction in a transport plane, characterized in that the cable guide comprises a plurality of individual pins for separating said cables consisting of fibers, it is provided that the pins relative to the transport direction of the cables are inclined in the transport direction and together with the transport plane include an angle from 20° to 70°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Rolf Schröder
  • Publication number: 20140097663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a belt height adjustment device for fixed connection to a bearing structure (1) of a vehicle seat, having a lever (2) and a belt deflection fitting (3) which is rotatably movable relative thereto. The lever (2) is pivotably connected to the bearing structure (1) to provide an axis of rotation. The lever (2) further includes a fixing device which can be fixed with respect to its pivotal movement relative to the bearing structure (1). The fixing device is configured to prevent the pivoting of the lever (2) relative to the bearing structure (1), and in particular, in the downward direction, and is configured to engage automatically in prespecified lever angle positions on an upward movement of the lever (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ISRINGHAUSEN GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Reiner KROENCKE, Austin JENNINGS
  • Patent number: 8672255
    Abstract: A wipe material dispensing machine includes a housing forming a receptacle with a back plate, a horizontal lower wall, side walls, and an articulated lockable cover. The inner face of the cover has a protruding curved member. A device, articulated relative to the housing, fulfils the functions of loading, guiding and preventing creasing of the pre-cut strip of material which is pulled so that it can be removed from the forward, lower part of the machine. The device includes a raised curved element surrounding the member on the cover when the cover is closed. The element and member being concentric and leaving room for the pulled pre-cut strip of material to pass through. The pre-cut wipe material is wound on a reel or accordion pleated, and the lower part of the machine includes, at the point where the material emerges, opposite-facing limit stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Maurice Granger
  • Patent number: 8674263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wire guiding liner, in particular a welding wire liner, having a plurality of guiding bodies which are pivotable with respect to each other around a defined pivot axis. At least one biasing device is provided which acts between adjacent guiding bodies so as to push them apart while still allowing the liner to bend under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: AWDS Technologies SRL
    Inventors: Carlo Gelmetti, Filippo Corradini
  • Publication number: 20140070039
    Abstract: A rolling mill coil-forming laying head apparatus includes a driven rotating quill that discharges elongated material into an elongated path hollow structure, such as a laying head pipe and a downstream deflector guide trough. The path and deflector guide trough structures are supported by a unistructural permanently-formed housing having integral elongated hollow pathway structure, deflector guide trough, and quill mounting support extensions formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: William Shen, Peiliang P. Zhang, Jianping Zhang
  • Patent number: 8646143
    Abstract: The invention presents a power transmission device comprising a cable, and a duct at least partially surrounding the cable, a reel, into which the cable with its duct can be reeled, a guide for feeding the cable onto and/or off the reel, and a crank in connection with the head end of the cable for rotating the cable. The power transmission device is mainly characterized in that the crank is a hydraulic crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Picote Oy Ltd
    Inventor: Mika Lokkinen
  • Patent number: 8590822
    Abstract: A welding-wire-storing pail pack is provided in which a pressing member includes an annular body positioned on a coil of welding wire, a pressing margin extending from a position on an underside of the body at an inner peripheral edge of the coil toward an axis of the coil, and a projection provided on an inner peripheral edge of the pressing margin in such a manner as to project downward. The body has an inner diameter of 200 to 470 mm. A gap of 10 mm at the minimum is provided between an inner shell and the body. The pressing member weighs 600 to 2000 g. Thus, the wire is prevented from being tangled and/or kinked when being pulled out, and the occurrence of decoiling failure is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arita, Satoshi Ando, Keishuku Araki
  • Publication number: 20130240662
    Abstract: In a through anchor (10), a guide piece (24) is molded in an area around a through hole (16) in an anchor plate (12), webbing (30) is inserted through an insertion hole (26) in the guide piece (24) in such a way that the webbing is movable along a lengthwise direction, and the webbing (30) is slidably supported on a sliding surface (28) of the guide piece (24). Here, the guide piece (24) is placed only on the whole circumference of the through hole (16) in the anchor plate (12) and allows an entire outer peripheral end surface (12C) of the anchor plate (12) to be exposed. For this reason, the use amount of molding resin of the guide piece (24), which is molded from a relatively high-grade resin, and the cost of the through anchor (10) can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ENSHU CO., LTD
    Inventor: Tadao Ito
  • Publication number: 20130228644
    Abstract: Header assemblies generally used to handle yarns, for example, to facilitate connection of yarns feeding into a tufting machine or other device. In some embodiments, the improved header assembly includes at least a detachable header and a collector plate. The improved header assembly simplifies the process of loading yarn through a detachable header by positioning the detachable header so that it abuts the collectable plate so that individual yarns can be blown through the collector plate through the appropriate holes in the detachable header. In some embodiments, the header assemblies are configured for use with varying gauges, different alignment requirements, different devices, and/or to otherwise be more universal in nature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Tammy Michelle Willis, Johnny E. Daugherty, Brian H. Harrell, William Oscar Ingram, III
  • Publication number: 20130168488
    Abstract: A cable deflecting piece, which is fastened on a rail head or rail foot of a guide rail and is intended for a cable operated window lifter, contains a base body which during mounting and following fastening of the cable deflecting piece, abuts against the guide rail on one side of the rail head or rail foot, also contains a rotary and bearing pin, which projects from the base body, can be inserted in a position in which it is tilted in relation to the longitudinal extension of the guide rail, into a rotary and bearing opening of the rail head or rail foot and can be pivoted about a cable deflecting piece, further contains a rotation prevention means which, in a final mounting position, once the cable deflecting piece has been pivoted about the mounting axis of rotation, secures the connection of the cable deflection piece to the rail head or rail foot such that the cable deflecting piece cannot rotate and additionally contains a device which is formed on the basic body and is intended for securing the abutmen
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Bruno Debus, Christian Dallos, Craig Kinnell
  • Publication number: 20130153705
    Abstract: A retainer for controlling the payout of wire from a wire container is described. The retainer has at least three segments. Each segment is connected to the adjacent segment so as to allow a relative movement of adjacent segments with respect to each other. The entirety of the segments form a contact surface adapted for contacting the wire contained in the wire container. Further, a wire container is described having a reception space for a wire coil, a wire coil arranged in the reception space, with the wire forming an annular end face of the wire coil from which the wire is withdrawn from the wire container, and a retainer for controlling the payout of wire from a wire container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8450645
    Abstract: A flexible guide device for a welding wire, formed by a plurality of individual elements which are connected to each other in an articulated manner, characterized in that the individual elements are adapted to swivel in relation to each other in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8448891
    Abstract: A yarn storage device provided for supplying yarns to a yarn processing device has a number of yarn storage tubes (1) which are each provided with an input side (2) along which the yarn is supplied to the yarn store (4) and an output side (3) along which the yarn is delivered from the yarn store (4) to the yarn processing device. The yarn storage device also has a yarn loader which is provided for introducing the yarn into the respective yarn storage tube (1) in the form of successive windings which form the yarn store. A yarn is guided in a yarn storage tube of a yarn storage device of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: NV Michael Van de Wiele
    Inventors: Koen Bruynoghe, Peter Garnett
  • Patent number: 8424795
    Abstract: A container for the dispensing of electrical or communications cable has an external carton which receives a reel of cable and is supported by left and right supports. A continuous axial passageway through the container extends through the left panel of the carton, the left support, the spindle of the reel, the right support, and the right panel of the carton so that an elongate connecting rod may be passed through the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Patent number: 8413921
    Abstract: A supporting mechanism is provided that prevents swings and deflections of a long piece of material, as well as eliminates any scratches of it that may arise when it is being processed. The supporting mechanism includes a group of spherical bodies C, four pieces of movable supporting members 1, and coil springs 2. The group of spherical bodies C comprises a first group of spherical bodies C1. The movable supporting members 1 are provided around the second group of spherical bodies C2, contacting the periphery of the group. The coil springs 2 are a biasing device that pushes the movable supporting members 1 toward the central axis of the long piece of material W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sintokogio, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitugi Umemura
  • Publication number: 20130075515
    Abstract: A rolling mill coil-forming apparatus includes a rotating quill that supports an elongated path hollow structure, such as a laying head pipe, for receiving elongated material after it has been rolled. Any portion of the elongated path/pipe structure, including the entire structure is formed by a laser sintering (LS) process. Coil-forming apparatus elongated path/pipe components formed by a laser sintering process can be constructed in any three dimensional compound curve shape that can replicate the smooth, continuous curve elongated material transport path of known laying pipes, or any other desired path. Laser sintering path component fabrication processes facilitate construction of asymmetrical structures that cannot be readily fabricated with bent symmetrical wall pipe, tubing or other conduits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Keith Fiorucci
  • Publication number: 20130075514
    Abstract: A rolling mill coil-forming apparatus includes a rotating quill that supports an elongated path hollow structure, such as a laying head pipe, for receiving elongated material after it has been rolled. The elongated structure is constructed of combinations of ferrous and non-ferrous dissimilar materials. Elongated path hollow structures are formed from adjoining, abutting segments, and can be constructed in any three dimensional compound curve shape that can replicate the smooth, continuous curve elongated material transport path of known laying pipes, or any other desired path. A pathway structure segment or plurality of segments may be constructed of a homogeneous material, or alternatively, different materials may be spliced or otherwise joined to form the composite, complete elongated path hollow structure. The adjoining segment portions may be nested within or circumscribe another pathway structure layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Keith Fiorucci
  • Publication number: 20120274120
    Abstract: A webbing adjuster for a seat belt system having a webbing, the webbing adjuster including a main body having a base and a guide portion configured to limit a forward movement of the webbing relative to the base, the base having a friction element and a passage configured to route the webbing from a front side to a rear side of the base, and a lower guide member connected to the main body and configured to limit the forward movement of the webbing. When the webbing is not under load, the webbing adjuster is configured to be moveable relative to the webbing. When the webbing is under load, the friction element is configured to secure the webbing to maintain a relative position between the webbing adjuster and the webbing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Michael Smith, Patrick Ramone Akoma, Thomas Grzybowski
  • Publication number: 20120241188
    Abstract: A wire guide system is provided for use during a endoscopic surgical procedures. The wire guide system includes a cylindrical shaft having a hollow chamber along a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical shaft, a flange fit disposed around the cylindrical shaft and a seal disposed around the cylindrical shaft and abutting the flange. The system may also include an anchor affixed to the cylindrical shaft and having an aperture from which at least one of a sensor, a light, a camera, tissue and/or organs may be suspended therefrom and at least one cable extending from one end of the cylindrical shaft to another end of the cylindrical shaft through the hollow chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: James M. Power, Frank Viola, Russell Heinrich
  • Patent number: 8261802
    Abstract: A device for installing an elastic member including a conveying line for continuously conveying sheets to be mounted, a feeding device for continuously feeding elastic members, and a guide for guiding the elastic members fed from the feeding device, to installation positions on the raw materials to be mounted on the conveying line. The guide has an upper section and a lower section detachably attached to the upper section. A guide path whose surrounding is closed is formed between the upper section and the lower section. The elastic members are guided to the installation positions through the guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Syumei Aono
  • Publication number: 20120091781
    Abstract: Provided are a webbing-threading member and a seatbelt device that can prevent deviation of webbing (a so-called jamming phenomenon) by preventing rotation of the webbing-threading member. A webbing-threading member 1 of the present invention includes a body 2 rotatably mounted on the side of a vehicle, a threading hole 3 formed in the body 2 for guiding the webbing W, and a guide piece 4 placed on a surface of the threading hole 3 and forming a sliding surface 41 over which the webbing W slides. The guide piece 4 has, on the sliding surface 41, engaging grooves 42 that cause a pressing force to act in such a direction as to rotate the body 2 toward a vehicle front side at the time of withdrawing the webbing W, and that cause a pressing force to act in such a direction as to rotate the body 2 toward a vehicle rear side at the time of retracting the webbing W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: TAKATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Tabata, Hideaki Nakagawa, Ryoichi Imai
  • Patent number: 8157201
    Abstract: A container for the dispensing of wire or cable has an external carton which receives a reel of cable supported by two caddies. Each caddy has an inwardly extending substantially cylindrical bushing which is received in a central hole of a respective cable reel flange. The cylindrical bushings are disposed on an axis which is a first distance from an upper surface of a bottom panel of the carton. The largest radius of the reel flanges is preselected to be smaller than this first distance such that the reel may freely rotate inside of the carton on the bushings. Cable is pulled through a slot in the carton's front panel. Left and right panels of the carton each have an arbor hole formed therein which may receive an axial rod, the rod also extending through the reel and caddies. The axial rod may be used to join two or more cartons together and may further serve as a support for attachment to a dolly, hand truck, or four-wheeled cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Windy City Wire Cable and Technology Products, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Galgano, Mark K. Winkel, Martin C. McGuire, Martin J. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20120056045
    Abstract: A two piece line guide is shown where the user can remove a pin or screw and rotate one portion of the line guide to open it and allow the user to install, remove or replace a line in the guide. In one embodiment the line guide opens in a vertical manner and in a second embodiment, the line guide opens in a horizontal manner. The line guides can be affixed to a flat surface while others can be affixed to a post or stanchion either with fasteners or lashings or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Franta
  • Publication number: 20120001466
    Abstract: A seatbelt guide is attached to a seat of a motor vehicle in the shoulder area of the seat to guide a shoulder belt. The guide includes an inner element fixed relative to the seat, and an outer element spaced from the inner element by a distance to receive and guide the seatbelt. The outer element is movable relative to the inner element in a longitudinal direction to allow the seatbelt to be removed from the guide. This may be desirable if, for example, the seat has a fold-down back rest. The outer element pivots about a pivot axis extending approximately in a transverse direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Johannes A. Varcus
  • Patent number: 8079396
    Abstract: A micro device feeder is provided which is adjustable to accommodate micro devices supplied on tapes with different widths. A mounting plate has a movable drive plate slidably mounted thereto. An input mechanism on the movable drive plate receives micro devices contained in a tape and advances the tape under motor drive. A feeder width adjustment mechanism is interposed between the mounting plate and the movable drive plate for positioning of the movable drive plate relative to the mounting plate for accommodating tapes with different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Leannoux Properties AG L.L.C.
    Inventor: Rossen Atanassov Rachkov
  • Publication number: 20110280701
    Abstract: A method for feeding a supply station of a packaging unit with a new reel of sheet packaging material comprises releasably connecting a sheet packaging material holder to a support structure; coupling an end portion of new reel with holder connected, in turn, to support structure; carrying out on end portion at least an operation, which is preliminary for joining of end portion to a first edge of a terminated reel previously connected to packaging unit; moving new reel together with holder from support structure towards supply station; and releasably connecting a fixed part of supply station to holder together with new reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Brighenti, Renzo Bellei, Andrea Polizzi
  • Patent number: 8056234
    Abstract: A stock supply station for use in a insulated glass unit component production line includes a plurality of rotatable sheet stock coils, an indexing mechanism, and an uncoiling mechanism. The indexing mechanism is coupled to the sheet stock coils for indexing a selected one of the sheet stock coils to an uncoiling position. The uncoiling mechanism selectively uncoils sheet stock from a sheet stock coil indexed to the uncoiling position to thereby provide sheet stock to a downstream processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Calcei, Mohamed Khalfoun, Brian G. James, Timothy B. McGlinchy, John Grismer, Robert R. Shepherd, II
  • Patent number: 8042757
    Abstract: A wire guiding device includes a base and a guide portion for streamlining the flow of coiled wire from a storage container. Side walls may be included to bridge the distance between the device and the storage container to prevent wire from rising upward around the outside of the wire guiding device. As the amount of wire in the bin decreases, the wire guiding device will float downward maintaining constant downward pressure on the coil of wire. Wire in the storage container will therefore be drawn out in a smooth manner limiting or substantially preventing tangles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bender, David Barton, Herbert Matthews
  • Patent number: 8016224
    Abstract: An edge guide is described that is adapted to restrict lateral movement of a flexible web as the web advances past the guide, the web comprising top and bottom face surfaces and two lateral edge surfaces, the guide comprising (i) a multi-sided body, and (ii) a cavity in one side of the body, the cavity comprising (a) a curved support surface adapted to receive a first lateral edge and to support a portion of the bottom face surface of the web as the web moves laterally into the cavity of and advances past the guide, and (b) a hard stop above, and in one embodiment, continuous with the curved support surface, the stop adapted to engage the first lateral edge of the web and block any further lateral movement of the web over the curved support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Bandholz, Richard L. Carriere
  • Patent number: 7997522
    Abstract: A center-pull dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll, wherein each individual towel is separated from an adjoining towel by a plurality of perforations. The dispenser comprises a housing having a housing back and a detachable front cover hingedly connected thereto at the lower periphery of said housing back and front cover for opening and closing the housing, a paper support tray removably connected to a lower portion of the housing back and having a centrally located dispensing nozzle, an opening in the lower periphery of the housing through which the towels are dispensed, a detachable wall-mounting member for removably mounting the housing back to a wall, and a locking member for releasably locking the front cover to the housing back and the housing back to the wall-mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Petras Titas, Christopher Andrew Brizes, Mark Edward Cipolla, Paul Dana Stephens, Christopher Daniel Carsten
  • Patent number: 7997443
    Abstract: A center-pull dispenser for dispensing paper towels from a continuous roll, wherein each individual towel is separated from an adjoining towel by a plurality of perforations. The dispenser comprises a housing having a housing back and a detachable front cover hingedly connected thereto at the lower periphery of said housing back and front cover for opening and closing the housing, a paper support tray removably connected to a lower portion of the housing back, the tray having a centrally located dispensing nozzle and at least one locking element for releasably locking at least one first hinge element on the lower periphery of the front cover to at least one second hinge element on the lower periphery of the housing back, an opening in the lower periphery of said housing through which the towels are dispensed, and a wall-mounting member for removably mounting the housing back to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Petras Titas, Christopher Andrew Brizes, Mark Edward Cipolla, Paul Dana Stephens, Christopher Daniel Carsten
  • Publication number: 20110133020
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of delivery devices used for facilitating regular winding of a cable onto a cable drum, includes a guiding device for cables, having a lower wall and two side walls defining a cable-guiding channel, a cable inlet area and an outlet area. The side walls each have a circular part, of radius of curvature R, the convexity of which is directed towards the channel. The radius of curvature and the arrangement of these circular parts are defined such that, whatever the diameter of the guided cable and whatever the orientation of the axis of the cable at the inlet of the device, the cable, when it is under tension, is always in contact with one of the walls of the device. Mounted on a delivery system, the device according to the invention makes it possible to precisely wind the guided cable onto the cable drum with which the delivery system is associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: THALES
    Inventors: Thierry Fayret, Olivier Jezequel
  • Patent number: 7934674
    Abstract: A yarn traverse guide in which a plurality of yarn guides having yarn introducing openings and yarn introducing passages formed continuously from the yarn introducing openings are disposed at intervals so that the positions of the yarn introducing openings are not overlapped with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasunori Ota, Yusuke Hamabe
  • Publication number: 20110094042
    Abstract: A wire guider of the present invention includes a head portion, a flexible string unit and a sleeve. The string element includes a first string unit and a second string unit, each of which has a first end, a second end and a middle string segment connecting the first and second ends. The first ends of the string units are disposed on the head portion. The second end of the first string unit is slidably disposed on the middle string segment of the first string unit to define a first circle, and the second end of the second string unit passes through the first circle and then is slidable disposed on the middle string segment of the second string unit to define a second circle. The sleeve can surround a part of the string units. As such, the circles are adapted to lock a wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: SHU-RU LI