Abstract: A lint removal system includes a housing that has a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a back wall, a first side wall and a second side wall. Each of the front and back walls has an elongated opening therein. The openings are aligned. A clothes moving apparatus is positioned in the housing and is adapted for moving clothes into the opening in the front wall and outwardly of the opening in the back wall. A plurality of motors is mechanically coupled to the moving apparatus for selectively actuating the moving apparatus. A pair of lint rollers is rotatably mounted in the housing and is positioned adjacent to the back wall. The lint rollers are positioned above and below the opening in the back wall.
Abstract: A drying mold 1 for a pulp molded article has a first mold member 10, a second mold member 20, and a third mold member 30. The first mold member 10 has a drying portion 12 and first passageways 13a and 13b connecting the drying portion 12 to an exterior surface of the first mold member 10. The second mold member 20 has a prescribed heating means and is disposed in contact with the exterior surface of the third mold member 30. The third mold member 30 is disposed in contact with the exterior surface of the first mold member 10. The drying mold 1 is designed to form second passageways 2a and 2b between the first and the third mold members when the first and the third mold members are disposed in contact with each other. The passageways 2a and 2b connect the first passageways 13a and 13b to the outside of the drying mold 1.
March 19, 2001
Date of Patent:
February 22, 2005
Kenichi Otani, Shingo Odajima, Tokihito Sono
Abstract: A device for pressing and drying organic materials. The organic material is inserted between two sheets of thin cloth which are, in turn, sandwiched between two thick felt pads. These pads are then sandwiched between platens made from inorganic material. The assembly is heated, resulting in a pressed and dried organic material.
Abstract: An apparatus for processing a continuous web includes a plurality of rollers arranged for cooperative rotation. Each of the plurality of rollers have a first circular end surface, a second circular end surface and a cylindrical middle surface. The plurality of rollers define a corresponding plurality of nips. First and second sealing panels are provided for engaging the first and second circular ends of each of the plurality of rollers. The first and second sealing panels and the plurality of rollers define a chamber. The first and second sealing panels are structured and adapted to conform generally to the shape of the first and second circular end surfaces, respectively, of the plurality of rollers. End panel sealing of the chamber is provided by mechanical sealing, fluid sealing, or a combination thereof.
Abstract: A heating system for a mechanical compressive shrinkage apparatus in which a continuously flowing liquid heat exchange medium is caused to flow in series through each of the components required to be heated. Heat is input to the flowing medium in accordance with the temperature of one of the components to be heated, preferably the first in the series. Uniformity and constancy of both absolute and relative temperatures of the series-connected components is achieved. A mixture of water and propylene glycol alcohol is an advantageous heat exchange medium for the purpose, which allows operation at lower pressure without the maintenance problems of a system using, for example, oil as the exchange medium.
December 9, 1998
Date of Patent:
April 11, 2000
Tubular Textile LLC
Earl S. Allison, Gavin B. Rumble, Robert J. Hughes, Barry D. Miller
Abstract: A method and apparatus for drying a fiber web is provided by pressing the web, preferably by impulse drying and then introducing the web into a gas pressurized zone followed by reducing the pressure in the zone, the reduction preferably being effected with cooling of the fiber web.
June 26, 1996
Date of Patent:
March 3, 1998
Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc.
David I. Orloff, Timothy F. Patterson, Andrew M. Krause
Abstract: An electronic device that simplifies a use of a data processing system. The electronic device displays on a data processing system display device either data from the data processing system or data generated by the electronic device. The electronic device displays data on the display device to allow entry of data to the data processing system by using a touch sensitive screen placed over the display device. The operation of the electronic device is achieved without modification of the data processing system or application software executing in the data processing system.
Abstract: In an assembly for heat treatment of an endless web, comprising two rotatable rollers of which at least one roller is heatable, there is provided between the two rotatable rollers a heatable glide surface, stationary relative to the direction of movement for the web, designed to make contact with the outside of the endless web that circulates in the web loop. In this manner the web may be heat treated simultaneously on both sides. The glide surface enables the heat treatment of both sides of the web without using rollers requiring excessive space, thus also permitting the heat treatment of very short endless webs, which previously have had to be reversed and driven twice through the assembly to achieve heat treatment on both sides.
Abstract: A heating plate is disclosed which is adapted for use in a dryer for drying a sheet of wood veneer by heating said plate at a desired level and placing one surface of the plate on either side thereof in engagement with the veneer sheet. The heating plate, when heated and placed in non-engagement state, is formed such that said one surface is convex shaped.
Abstract: The conveying apparatus for a flat article, particularly a cardboard blank, paper sheet or the like, comprises two driven endless belts running over guides positioned opposing each other between which the article is clamped during transport. The endless belts are guided on base surfaces of beds of the guides having a wavelike longitudinal cross section in the conveying direction with a plurality of wave troughs and peaks. A plurality of lateral supporting members are attached to each of the beds. The wave crests of one of the guides are positioned staggered with respect to the wave crests of the other guide and opposing the wave troughs of the other guide. Furthermore the endless belts are either elastic in the conveying direction or a tension provider is mounted engaging each of the endless belts.
Abstract: A device for extracting water from a load of articles which have been washed uses fluid pressure to exert a force on the load. A system controls the fluid pressure such that only low pressure is applied to the load for a predetermined period of time at the beginning of the water extracting operation. Subsequently, the load is subjected to a high pressure exerted by the fluid.
Abstract: An assembly for heat treatment of a papermaking wire or felt comprises mutually opposing heating surfaces that are alternately offset in the direction of web travel and can be moved toward the felt/wire, thereby enabling one to obtain an ironing effect on both sides of the web simultaneously. The heating surfaces may constitute parts of respective box members whose interiors are formed for being heated by a heat medium, for example, hot oil.
Abstract: An apparatus for the molding of seals, packings and the like comprising a curing chamber, the curing chamber being heated by a gaseous medium circulated within, and being selectively, substantially closed to ambient temperatures during the curing process. Provision is made to dispose at least one mold in the curing chamber through a lateral opening and to place the mold under compression during the curing process.
Abstract: A heated metal plate drying system for drying either green veneer or partially dried veneer can have a plurality of modular hot presses mounted on a frame. At a loading station, individual sheets of veneer to be dried or redried are fed into a hot press, and at an unloading station the dried veneer sheets are unloaded from the system. Within each individual modular hot press, a direct contact drying process occurs that functions to reduce the moisture content of a veneer sheet.Each individual modular press can be multi-opening and has the ability to open and close on command. Specially designed heated metal plates are part of each press and each plate has substantially parallel grooves on at least one surface. The modular presses are mounted on the frame such that they may be tilted at the unloading station to facilitate unloading of the dried veneer sheets. At the loading station, a loading apparatus functions to sequentially feed individual veneer sheets into the openings.