Assembled On Core Patents (Class 29/820)
  • Patent number: 8955206
    Abstract: A method for creating a layup of reinforcing fibers comprises mounting a face sheet to a spindle of a mandrel tool support, the face sheet having a layup surface for the reinforcing fibers, and counterbalancing the mounted face sheet for stiffness and center of balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8813335
    Abstract: For a method for manufacturing a hollow shaft with at least one integral flange made of fiber composite, a plurality of intersecting windings of fiber material are applied onto a core. Moreover, the core has, for each flange, a radial spreader ring with an axial bearing surface. The windings are laid over an outer circumferential portion of the respective spreader ring and fixed. One or several inserts made of fiber material are inserted in the area of the spreader ring between the windings. The fixing of the wound fiber material is released, but is first still held on the spreader ring. Portions of the windings are then pulled off from the outer circumferential portion of the spreader ring and brought to rest on the axial bearing surface of the spreader ring in order to form a partial portion of a flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Ellergon Antriebstechnik Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Cornelius Geislinger, Matthias Geislinger, Christof Sigle
  • Patent number: 8459587
    Abstract: A winder for winding a web to produce a rolled product is provided. The winder includes a web transport apparatus that is used for conveying the web. Also included in one exemplary embodiment is a plurality of independent winding modules. The winding modules are independently positioned to independently engage the web as the web is conveyed by the web transport apparatus. The winding modules may be configured to wind the web to form a rolled product by center winding, surface winding, and combinations of center and surface winding. The winding modules are structurally and operationally independent of one another where if one module is disabled, another may still operate to produce the rolled product without shutting down the winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven James Wojcik, Dennis Marvin Jobs, Kenneth Allen Pigsley, James Leo Baggot
  • Patent number: 8413319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming an elongate tubular from a composite material. The composite material includes fibers and epoxy resin that are disposed around an elongated mandrel. The fibers are wound around the outer circumference of the mandrel and the epoxy resin may be applied to the fibers, before, during, or after, being wound onto the mandrel. A trough is provided that supports the mandrel between ends of the mandrel. An example trough includes a flexible membrane supported on its lateral ends to resemble a catenary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Parfrey
  • Patent number: 8127448
    Abstract: The machine employs a forming collar to shape a continuous web of material longitudinally about a barrel with the longitudinal edges splayed outwardly and over each other. A sewing machine spaced radially from the barrel secures the longitudinal edges together to form a sleeve having an outwardly directed flap. In another embodiment, the machine employs two forming collars to shape a pair of webs about the barrel with outwardly splayed edges on two sides and two sewing machines to secure the edges together to form a pair of flaps. The seam(s) can be sewn at one of a plurality of spacings from the barrel to form a drainage line element of a different diameter from a standard diameter without need to adjust or replace other components of the fabricating machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Jr., Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 8061020
    Abstract: The drainage element is made with a periphery formed of a filter material that allows the passage of water and prevents the passage of soil and a second peripheral section of net material that allows the passage of water while the preventing the passage of the lightweight aggregate therein. The filter material is preferably made of spun bonded polyester and may be made of a biodegradable material such as starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: ICC Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Jr., Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 8042761
    Abstract: A winder for winding a web to produce a rolled product is provided. The winder includes a web transport apparatus that is used for conveying the web. Also included in one exemplary embodiment is a plurality of independent winding modules. The winding modules are independently positioned to independently engage the web as the web is conveyed by the web transport apparatus. The winding modules may be configured to wind the web to form a rolled product by center winding, surface winding, and combinations of center and surface winding. The winding modules are structurally and operationally independent of one another where if one module is disabled, another may still operate to produce the rolled product without shutting down the winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven James Wojcik, Dennis Marvin Jobs, Kenneth Allen Pigsley, James Leo Baggot
  • Patent number: 7891070
    Abstract: A method and device for handling an elongate strength member. In the method, an elongate strength member with a plurality of elongate composite rods, or metal wires or plastic fibers are bundled together with the composite rods, or metal wires, or plastic fibers in a generally parallel and untwisted and un-spiraled arrangement when the elongate strength member is extended along a generally straight path, wherein the composite rods are longitudinally and rotatably moveable relative to each other. It is then twisted relative to a longitudinal dimension of the elongate strength member and the path of the elongate strength member is curved, such as by coiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Air Logistics Corporation
    Inventor: David L. Buckley
  • Patent number: 7823272
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and systems for attaching components to strips of material to form assemblies, e.g., a system for fastening pre-sharpened razor blades to individual support strips on a continuous band of material, such as a metal, to form discrete blade assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Matthew J. Guay, Robert Genovisi, Stephen A. Green, Norbert Binkowski, Craig Stephen Vickery, Jon Fraser Ewing, Ingomar JK Summerauer
  • Patent number: 7475477
    Abstract: The drainage element is made with a periphery formed of a filter material that allows the passage of water and prevents the passage of soil and a second peripheral section of net material that allows the passage of water while the preventing the passage of the lightweight aggregate therein. The filter material is preferably made of spun bonded polyester and may be made of a biodegradable material such as starch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Jr., Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Publication number: 20080250631
    Abstract: A method and device for handling an elongate strength member. In the method, an elongate strength member with a plurality of elongate composite rods, or metal wires or plastic fibers are bundled together with the composite rods, or metal wires, or plastic fibers in a generally parallel and untwisted and un-spiraled arrangement when the elongate strength member is extended along a generally straight path, wherein the composite rods are longitudinally and rotatably moveable relative to each other. It is then twisted relative to a longitudinal dimension of the elongate strength member and the path of the elongate strength member is curved, such as by coiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: David L. Buckley
  • Patent number: 7404253
    Abstract: A process is provided for manufacturing a catalytic converter formed from at least one monolith being held in a catalytic converter housing, especially a motor vehicle catalytic converter. A mounting mat (14) is placed on the outer circumferential surface (38) of the monolith (12) in the process, and the monolith (12) is subsequently stuffed together with the mounting mat (14) into the catalytic converter housing. To apply the mounting mat (14) on the monolith (12), the monolith (12) is set into rotation, while the mounting mat (14) is being fed tangentially and is carried by the monolith (12). A plant for carrying out the process is also provided as well as an application device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: J. Ebersp├Ącher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Alles, Bernd M├╝ller
  • Patent number: 6915572
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the continuous manufacture of structural members, in which two parallel, flat wire mesh mats comprising longitudinal and transverse wires intersecting with each other and welded together at the points of intersection are advanced on a production line and between the wire mesh mats is introduced an insulating body, whereupon the straight link wires are passed through the insulating body and with their ends welded to the wire mesh mats, so that the latter are held a predetermined distance apart, wherein first an endless, coherent web of insulating material is produced from individual insulating panels and advanced and then the insulating body is cut off this web of insulating material in a selectable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs-U. Verwertungs-Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Klaus Ritter, Ingrid Ritter, Gerhard Schmidt, Gerhard Ritter
  • Patent number: 6763589
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the industrial manufacture of a formwork panel in a continuous manner. In this process, a corrugated reinforcing metal core is manufactured in the form of a continuous metal core band. The metal core band is supplied onto a main conveyor. Simultaneously, a mixture of components that react with each other to make an insulating foam, is prepared and continuously injected at the inlet of the main conveyor. The foam that is being formed and expands along the main conveyor, is compressed so as to form to a continuous main body band having a given height and given thickness. This continuous main body band incorporating the continuous metal core band. Last of all, the continuous main body band and the continuous metal core band incorporated therein are cut at the outlet of the main conveyor to obtain the requested panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Inventor: Serge Meilleur
  • Publication number: 20040111877
    Abstract: The Vendable Armaflex consists of a combination of Armaflex with spring in different diameters and allows to maintain the diameter and thickness necessary of the Armaflex according to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventor: Jose Carlos Fajardo
  • Patent number: 6497031
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a drainage line unit. The apparatus includes a mandrel having an inner cavity. Rear, upper and front openings communicate with the mandrel cavity. Preferably, a controller connected to at least one sensor is operably positioned to control the apparatus. A pipe feeder feeds perforated vent pipe through the inner cavity of the mandrel from the rear opening to the front opening and therethrough. The pipe is positioned within the inner tube cavity so as to define a void space between the pipe and the wall of the mandrel. A hopper assembly has an exit port positioned for feeding a plurality of plastic bodies into the cavity. A blower produces a sufficient air flow through the mandrel cavity for moving the plurality of plastic bodies to substantially fill the void space so that the pipe emerges from the front opening of the mandrel surrounded by the plurality of plastic bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: RING Industrial Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael H. Houck, Thomas K. Weaver
  • Patent number: 6493914
    Abstract: A rebar forming apparatus includes a malleable material supply station for continuously supplying a malleable planar material and a malleable material forming station for forming the malleable material into first and second corresponding shell portions and related rebar products. The apparatus also includes a core pultrusion station and a cladding forming station for respectively forming core and cladding layers. A shell forming station is positioned downstream of the core and cladding forming stations which unites the first and second shell portions to form an outer shell with the core and cladding layers contained therein. The rebar product includes shell portions which are matably configured to form a disposable outer shell over the core and cladding layers. Related reinforcing composite product forming methods also include the use of a removable outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Marshall Industries Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Kaiser, Issam Faza, Brice Marshall Nelson
  • Patent number: 6425970
    Abstract: A method for grounding reinforcement (12) and composites (17) on a calender line reduces static build up on the composite (17), and makes it possible to subject a wire reinforced composite to electron beam processing (EBP). The method employs a slip ring (36) attached to rolls which contact composite (17) on the calender (11), and reinforcement (12) before it reaches the calender (11), wherein the slip ring (36) rotates with the rolls while the rolls are working polymer into the reinforcement, and a terminal (34) connected to the slip ring (36) remains stationary, and the terminal (34) is attached to ground (27). The method effectively grounds the composite as well as the reinforcement to prevent electrical discharge during EBP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Warren Paul Ripple, Brian Richard Koch
  • Patent number: 6327767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for continuous manufacture of a fiber-optic cable. According to the method, single optical fibers of certain length are formed into a fiber-optic cable enclosed by a secondary sheath. Further, a certain length of the optical fibers is accumulated into an active buffer, and the end of an exhausting fiber is connected by a splice to the end of a new fiber, while the fiber is being fed into the process during the splicing operation from the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: NK Cables Oy
    Inventors: Timo Puhakka, Leevi Karvonen, Markku T. Suvanto
  • Publication number: 20010039722
    Abstract: The improved musical string includes a prior art core wire assembly including a core wire and a terminal end. The cover wire has an end portion that is bent around the terminal end portion of the core wire, and the cover wire is then wound the core wire to form the musical string. The improved cover wire winding machine includes a headstock with a rotatable spindle and a core wire terminal end mounting hook. A cover wire mounting sleeve is slidably and rotatably engaged to the spindle and functions to mechanically engage an end of the cover wire and to bend it into engagement with the core wire terminal end following engagement, the cover wire is wound around the core wire to produce the improved musical string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Landtroop, Donald A. Dykstra
  • Patent number: 6256872
    Abstract: The improved musical string includes a prior art core wire assembly including a core wire and a terminal end. The cover wire has an end portion that is bent around the terminal end portion of the core wire, and the cover wire is then wound the core wire to form the musical string. The improved cover wire winding machine includes a headstock with a rotatable spindle and a core wire terminal end mounting hook. A cover wire mounting sleeve is slidably and rotatably engaged to the spindle and functions to mechanically engage an end of the cover wire and to bend it into engagement with the core wire terminal end following engagement, the cover wire is wound around the core wire to produce the improved musical string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Landtroop, Donald A. Dykstra
  • Patent number: 6173483
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a drainage line unit. The apparatus includes a mandrel having an inner cavity. Rear, upper and front openings communicate with the mandrel cavity. Preferably, a controller connected to at least one sensor is operably positioned to control the apparatus. A pipe feeder feeds perforated vent pipe through the inner cavity of the mandrel from the rear opening to the front opening and therethrough. The pipe is positioned within the inner tube cavity so as to define a void space between the pipe and the wall of the mandrel. A hopper assembly has an exit port positioned for feeding a plurality of plastic bodies into the cavity. A blower produces a sufficient air flow through the mandrel cavity for moving the plurality of plastic bodies to substantially fill the void space so that the pipe emerges from the front opening of the mandrel surrounded by the plurality of plastic bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: E Z Flow L.P.
    Inventors: Michael H. Houck, Thomas K. Weaver
  • Patent number: 5632082
    Abstract: A tube with a tube wall composed of flexible material webs for covering pipe lines and for producing pipes and a unit for producing same. The tube wall is composed as a tube of two outer webs with longitudinal edges fused with one another and consisting of at least one tubular tension web made of glass fiber webs and mats lying in the interior of the outer covering. The longitudinal edges of the tension web are superimposed loosely to an overlapping, and the tension web is resin impregnated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Inventor: Peter Hartmann
  • Patent number: 5335415
    Abstract: An apparatus for winding a belt-like member and a method of feeding a belt-like member for helically winding a belt-like member of a small width around an outer periphery of a rotating body which is rotatable about an axis of rotation and whose radius from the axis of rotation to the outer periphery thereof changes in correspondence with an axial position. A holding device is capable of holding a starting end of the belt-like member from both obverse and reverse surface sides thereof and of pressure-fitting the starting end of the belt-like member onto the rotating body. A feeding device moves the starting end of the belt-like member from a holding position where the belt-like member is held to the rotating body by moving the holding device, so as to feed the belt-like member to the rotating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yukitaka Okufuji
  • Patent number: 5175930
    Abstract: The front end and rear end of a belt-shaped member having a predetermined length are grasped by front end grasping pawls and rear end grasping pawls, respectively, movable in synchronism with and independently from each other when required. The front and rear end grasping pawls are moved in synchronism with each other until the front end of the belt-shaped member arrives at the forming drum. After the front end of the belt-shaped member has been pressure-joined with the forming drum, only the rear end grasping pawls grasping the rear end of the belt-shaped member are moved to attach the belt-shaped member to the circumference of the forming drum. The length of the belt-shaped member is modified to a predetermined length or the circumferential length of the forming drum while the front and rear ends are grasped by the front and rear end grasping pawls, respectively, or the belt-shaped member is being attached to the forming drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Okuyama, Jun Nagano, Takashi Ishiwatari
  • Patent number: 5167715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for impregnating the superconductors on a superconductor winding with epoxy such that a vacuum/pressure containment vessel, in which the winding is placed, allows epoxy to be introduced into the vessel whereby the epoxy eventually impregnates the superconductors through the application of various evacuating, pressuring and epoxy transporting steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ahmed K. Kalafala, Karl F. Schoch, Dan A. Gross, Evangelos T. Laskaris
  • Patent number: 4917316
    Abstract: A method for winding wire on a work and an apparatus therefor are disclosed in which wire an end of which is grasped by a clamp, is hooked with a hook, the hooked wire is inserted into a hole provided in the work and, the clamp is then moved according to the drawing of the wire by the hook wherein to a position opposite the hook, the clamp grasping the end of wire is turned with respect to the work to wind the wire on the work. Therefore, pressure contact of the wire with an edge of the hole is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4590752
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method and a device for the manufacture of flexible tubular bodies in which one or more profiled strands are deformed spirally in a permanent manner before proceeding to winding it or them spirally in order to form a cylindrical carcass, by making the profiled strand pass over two pulleys in succession.The profiled strand is wound on the flat round each of the pulleys, the axes of the two pulleys being angularly offset so as to cause a permanent twist in the length of profiled strand situated between the said two pulleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventors: Jean P. Aubert, Roland Bracon, Bernard Ravasy
  • Patent number: 4320564
    Abstract: A coil winding machine for winding a coil on a cylindrical core having peripheral slots such as the rotor core of an electric motor, particularly suitable for use in the coil winding on a core having small intersecting angle of a pair of the peripheral slots for receiving wires of the same coil. To the lower end of a rotary shaft having the flyer, attached are a former rotatable relatively to the rotary shaft and provided with a guide portion opposing to the end surface of the core, and a pair of winding frames positioned between the end surface of the core and the guide portion of the former. A pair of bending means are disposed to oppose to each other with the winding frames interposed therebetween. The bending means are movable toward and away from said winding frames and also in the up and down directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Aida, Takashi Kobayashi, Hiroshi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 4291460
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing taped coils of sheet material comprises an intermittently operable feed roll mechanism for feeding a continuous web of sheet material through an intermittently operable web shear mechanism to an intermittently operable coiling mechanism on which coils are wound and which has an intermittently operable adhesive tape dispensing and applying mechanism associated therewith to tape the wound coil after web severance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Inventor: Herbert M Stoehr
  • Patent number: 4117582
    Abstract: Process for winding and unwinding a parallel wire strand consisting of a multiplicity of individual wires onto and from a cable drum, and apparatus for performing such process. In the winding process, the parallel wire strand which is supplied in generally circular cross-sectional shape is fanned out so as to form a layer or layers of individual wires disposed in generally parallel position. The lead ends of the wires are anchored and such anchored end is mounted in a support therefor in the interior of the drum in such a manner that the subsequent winding of the individual wires in layers on the drum is without tension. In the unwinding operation, the individual wires are reformed into such circular cross-sectional strand shape at the bridge construction site, with corrosion-preventing material being applied to the individual wires during such unwinding, and a tubular casing of metal or plastic subsequently formed around the wires for sealing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Inventor: Wolfgang Borelly
  • Patent number: 4089108
    Abstract: A machine for gathering and packing a long length of filter sleeve, e.g. 500 feet, onto a short cartridge tube, e.g. 5 feet, for subsequent dispensing therefrom onto a continuous length of soil drainage tubing as such tubing is laid in the ground. The cartridge tube with a collar at its rear end is supported on an elongated support bar, against a backing collar held by a frictional brake. A continuous length of filter sleeve is fed over the cartridge tube and is gathered by a pair of rubber-tired gathering wheels, which are mounted so as to progress along the tube against an opposing bias as the gathering progresses. When a suitable length of sleeve has been gathered by the wheels onto a partial length of the tube, a packer collar is forced against the gathered sleeve, the wheels being retracted, so as to pack the sleeve on the cartridge tube and against the cartridge collar or the previously packed sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: Francesville Drain Tile Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Overmyer, Mario Guerra