With Plural Cooperating Rolls Patents (Class 38/49)
  • Patent number: 6381883
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously pressure decatising a fabric include a rotatable drum (12) around which an endless belt (15) is arranged to travel for conveying a fabric (19) (and optionally a moisture laden textile (20)) between the facing surfaces of the belt (15) and the drum (12). The drum (12) is heated and fabric (19) is pressed between the belt and the drum as it is conveyed through the apparatus. The fabric (19) is subjected to pressurized saturated steam, which may be generated by evaporation of the moisture in textile (20) when it contacts the heated drum, as it is pressed. Various options other than use of a moisture laden textile (20) for supplying the steam are disclosed. The invention involves enclosing the drum in a pressure vessel (14) within which a compressed air atmosphere at ambient temperature is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: The Commonwealth of Australia Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
    Inventors: Cuong Viet Le, Nhan Gia Ly, Peter William Chudleigh, David Henry Tester, David Graham Phillips
  • Patent number: 5604800
    Abstract: A multi-component system for linking a user to a product or service provider includes a user processing device, a storage device, and a provider device. The storage device stores provider-specific application software, user-specific data, and a file management program. The storage device and the processing device are coupled to each other to form a user device which communicates with the provider device. Under direction of the file management program, the processing device carries out a recognition methodology which determines whether the processing device and the storage device are authorized to operate with each other. This aspect of the system makes it possible to render the storage device operable only with a specific user processing device, referred to as the principal processing device. This, in turn, reduces the possibility of fraud since the storage device cannot be used without the principal processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: ETA Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Johnson, Charles C. McMullen
  • Patent number: 5551175
    Abstract: Pressurized air is received from a supply source through a timed air valve and is conducted by fixedly mounted copper tubing to locations adjacent flatwork ironer temperature sensors. The tubing directs the intermittent timed bursts of air onto the interfaces between the sensors and rotating heated cylinders to remove lint buildups. A manual override switch is wired in parallel with the timer to allow additional bursts of air at operator discretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph H. Neyman
  • Patent number: 5046335
    Abstract: It shall be achieved to design tunnel finishers with air rollers such that the replacement of the jackets of the air rollers is easily possible, even if the air rollers are arranged in the interior of a housing.In order to achieve this object the air roller is supported such that the axis (19) may be removed from one of the two bearings therefore such that the jacket (35) can be replaced via the removed free end.Such tunnel finishers can in particular be used in the clothing industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventor: Gunther Riba
  • Patent number: 4891894
    Abstract: A tunnel finisher for processing clothing articles that has an envelope formed of a sheet wound to a cylindrical shape in such a manner that its free longitudinal edges overlap one another. Pneumatic rollers are provided for defining an entrance or an exit of a clothing treatment space. Each roller has a shaft to which are connected discs. The envelope is secured to the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Veit GmbH and Co.
    Inventor: Reinhardt Veit
  • Patent number: 4823488
    Abstract: A tunnel finisher includes pneumatic rollers for defining an entrance and an exit for a pneumatic treatment chamber. The tunnel finisher is designed to facilitate the replacement of the envelope of pneumatic rollers.The shaft of the pneumatic roller consists of an upper section fixedly mounted in the tunnel finisher housing, and a one-piece lower section carrying roller-supporting discs, with its upper end releasably coupled to the upper section, and its lower end tiltably supported on a tilt bearing.The pneumatic rollers may thus be dismounted for simple and rapid replacement of the roller envelope, so that down-times of the tunnel finisher may be considerably reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Veit GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Franz Fottner
  • Patent number: 4197663
    Abstract: In an apparatus for the continuous pressing and decatizing of fabric, a pressure belt serves to move a fabric undergoing treatment around a rotatably-mounted and heatable cylinder. The pressure belt directly contacts the fabric to press it against the cylinder. The surface of the pressure belt is arranged to be heated by a heating roller around which the belt passes prior to passage around the cylinder. The cylinder and heating roller can be independently heated to different temperatures to produce a temperature differential across the fabric as it is pressed. As a result, moisture condensation preferentially occurs on one side of the fabric causing luster reduction on that side of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Firma Drabert Sohne
    Inventor: Dieter Riedel