Using Absorbent Band Or Belt Patents (Class 34/355)
  • Publication number: 20140259727
    Abstract: A component for removing water from a vehicle exterior in a vehicle wash process includes a base portion for supporting the component adjacent a path of travel of a vehicle. The base portion is connected to a frame portion and the frame portion is configured to move with respect the vehicle as the vehicle passes the component. The frame portion is in communication with a control mechanism which automatically directed the frame portion to move as the vehicle nears the frame portion to effectuate the removal of water from the vehicle exterior. The frame portion includes a plurality of media elements in communication therewith and configured to contact a vehicle exterior to remove excess water therefrom. At least a portion of each of the plurality of media elements consists of an absorbent polyvinyl alcohol material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, Thomas E. Weyandt, Jerry A. Kotrych
  • Publication number: 20140144041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for absorbing condensation from cold food and beverage containers wherein a cloth comprising polyester, rayon and spandex is wrapped around the cold object. It can be used to wrap juice containers, food containers, and the like to prevent condensation in a closed environment from wetting other dry objects in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: JANE JEAN-BARNARD
  • Publication number: 20130015084
    Abstract: A food blotting composite includes an absorbent layer and a non-absorbent layer, the absorbent layer in one embodiment having an oleophilic surface and the non-absorbent layer having an oleophobic surface. The absorbent layer is physiologically safe for food contact applications, such as removing oil and grease from pizza and other cooked foods. A pizza box assembly and a blotting method also involve the pizza-blotting composite. In one embodiment the composite is positioned beneath the pizza with the absorbent layer facing upwardly to contact the underside of the pizza in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Bradley Hunter Farrell, Jennifer D. Stitz
  • Patent number: 7121016
    Abstract: A vehicle air system has an air dryer which is periodically regenerated by reverse flow of dry air. The regeneration threshold is variable, and determined according to the operating state of the vehicle. The operating state is in turn determined from easily measurable vehicle status parameters, preferably in the form of on/off or in/out signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Wabco Automotive UK Limited
    Inventors: Richard Burn, Ignitius Milomo, Andrew George Livingston Blackwood
  • Patent number: 6769198
    Abstract: A conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture. The endless cloth is heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Patent number: 6578285
    Abstract: A device for absorbing or blotting grease from the surface of foods such as pizza comprising a support member having a handle for manually gripping the device and an absorbent or oligiophilic pad attached to such support member for blotting the surface of a food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Brian G. Turtzo
  • Publication number: 20020100184
    Abstract: The invention concerns a conditioning device to change the moisture content of printing stock, especially flat paper products, in which the stock is brought into contact with at least one endless cloth that absorbs moisture, the endless cloth being heated by heated transport rolls. A reduction of the moisture content contributes to a reduction of distortions of the printing image in two-sided printing, especially in digital printing machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Kai-Michael Gundel, Gerhard Klukas, Andreas Schweizer
  • Patent number: 6345453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus of drying a fiber web (5) which is dried between two tight bands (1, 2) that move in parallel and turn around turning rolls (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b), the first band (1) being heated and the second band (2) being cooled, the fiber web (5) being arranged to run through the drying zone defined by the bands (1, 2) together with at least two felts or wires (3, 4) such that the fiber web (5) is in contact with the surface of the first band (1), a coarse wire (4) is in contact with the surface of the second, cooled band (2), and a fine wire (3) is between the fiber web (5) and the coarse wire (4). The fine wire (3) is cleaned with a cleaning device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Jari Ilomäki, Seppo Mustonen, Timo Ojala
  • Patent number: 6263589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of drying a fiber web and an arrangement in a fiber web drying apparatus, the fiber web being dried between two tight bands that move in parallel in the same direction and turn around turning rolls. The first band is heated and the second band is cooled. The fiber web is guided through a drying zone, defined by the bands, with at least one felt or wire, so that the fiber web comes into contact with the surface of the first, heated band and the felt or wire is between the fiber web and the second, cooled band. The position of the edge of the band is measured by means of a sliding block which is brought into contact with the edge of the band, the material of the sliding block being substantially harder than that of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Veli-Matti Vainio
  • Patent number: 6195908
    Abstract: A method and device for thermal drying of a solid product in small pieces utilizing a first contact element and a second contact element between which a layer of the solid product can be brought into contact. The first contact element and, opposed thereto, the second contact element, are arranged so that at least one contact element is heated comprising a heat source forming part and at least one of the contact elements is gas permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: D.S.P. N.V.
    Inventor: Guido Crul
  • Patent number: 5722182
    Abstract: A method for drying a fibre web comprising passing the fibre web with at least one paper machine fabric between two bands which move in parallel. The bands have a good thermal conductivity and are impermeable to air. The fibre web and paper machine fabric are passed between the bands so that the fibre web is in contact with a first band to be heated and the paper machine fabric is in contact with a second band to be cooled. The method includes heating the first band with pressurized hot water, and cooling the band to be cooled with cooling water having substantially the same pressure and a lower temperature than the hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Lehtinen, Jarmo Puumalainen
  • Patent number: 5715611
    Abstract: Humidity control apparatus for articles being stored, comprising: a) a chamber within which the articles are to be contained, b) a conveyor passing by a portion of, and exposed to, the contents of the chamber, c) a drive mechanism for driving the conveyor past the portion of the chamber, d) a desiccant on the conveyor, e) a humidistat positioned to measure the water vapor content within the chamber, and f) a control mechanism operatively connecting the humidistat and the drive mechanism for advancing fresh desiccant past the chamber when the water vapor content of the chamber is too high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrit Nyles Jacobs, Roger G. Leighton, John J. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5594997
    Abstract: A drying apparatus for drying a fibre web between two tight bands that move in parallel and turn around turning rolls, wherein a fibre web is taken between heating wires through a drying zone defined by the bands, and auxiliary wires are arranged between the heating wires and the bands. The heating wires are permeable to steam, whereby the steam evaporating from the fibre web passes through the heating wires and the auxiliary wires toward the cooled bands simultaneously from both sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Valmet Corporation
    Inventor: Jukka Lehtinen