Nonplanar Press Couples Patents (Class 34/146)
  • Patent number: 7191544
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Darlene Collins
  • Patent number: 6857199
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Otani, Shingo Odajima, Tokihito Sono
  • Patent number: 6381869
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Lee Valley Tools, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert R. Lunan
  • Patent number: 6161303
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventor: David A. Beck
  • Patent number: 6047483
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Tubular Textile LLC
    Inventors: Earl S. Allison, Gavin B. Rumble, Robert J. Hughes, Barry D. Miller
  • Patent number: 5722183
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David I. Orloff, Timothy F. Patterson, Andrew M. Krause
  • Patent number: 5606345
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Inventor: Philippe Truchet
  • Patent number: 5312523
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Kvaerner Eureka A/S
    Inventors: Gunnar Eriksen, Sissel W. Olsen
  • Patent number: 4827630
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1989
    Assignee: Meinan Machinery Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Honda, Yukio Abe, Makoto Isobe, Nobuhiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 4729175
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for applying ultrasonic energy to a continuously moving web of paperboard at the same time it is being press-dried by being subjected to pressure and heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Assignee: Container Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ralph E. Beard, Donald F. Hiscock, Kazuo Horita, Joseph A. Jacomet, Nagabhusan Senapati, Roger P. Hagan
  • Patent number: 4719707
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1988
    Assignee: Jagenberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Hartmut Klapp
  • Patent number: 4680874
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Churyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoichi Hayashi, Hidetoshi Ishihara, Taketoshi Okada, Kunio Kojima
  • Patent number: 4495714
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1985
    Assignee: Thune-Eureka A/S
    Inventor: Gunnar Eriksen
  • Patent number: 4456448
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Utex Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron J. Pippert
  • Patent number: 4189851
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1980
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventor: Byron B. Brookhyser