Calender Roll Or Roll Face Patents (Class 425/194)
  • Patent number: 10694754
    Abstract: A pasta roller with a built-in motor for manual and electric pasta roller machine includes a first shaft and a direct current motor received in a main roller. The first shaft is fixed to the main roller. The direct current motor drives the first shaft in one direction via a planetary reduction gear unit. A second shaft is co-axially located in the main roller and has a first end gear mounted thereto. A secondary roller is located beside the main roller and has a second end gear connected to one end thereof. The first and second end gears are engaged with each other. A crank is removably inserted into a hole in the first shaft. When in manual operation, the crank is rotated to rotate the main roller and the second shaft, and the secondary roller is rotated by the engagement between the first and second end gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Terin Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Li, Rui-Ling Zhang
  • Patent number: 10687537
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to press systems and methods for forming pliable material, such as dough, into a specifically-designed shape for allowing hand-stretching of the pliable material after pressed by the press system. In some examples, the press system may be manually operated, automatically or hydraulically assisted, and/or mechanically assisted. The press assembly of the press systems disclosed herein may include a press mold having a contoured or multifaceted shape designed to form a finished dough, such as a pizza crust, having a thicker central portion, a relatively thinned intermediate portion, and a thicker edge portion at a perimeter of the pizza crust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MHI Restaurant Group LLC
    Inventor: Jeff Miceli
  • Patent number: 10608285
    Abstract: A lamination device of the present invention includes a pattern roller part embodying a pattern on an electrode assembly, wherein the pattern roller part includes a rotation roller disposed on a surface of the electrode assembly to emit heat and a pattern cover wound around an outer circumferential surface of the rotation roller and partially pressing the surface of the electrode assembly together with the heat transferred from the rotation roller to embody a pattern, and the pattern cover includes a pattern film wound around the outer circumferential surface of the rotation roller and a deformation member disposed on an inner surface of the pattern film to wind the pattern film around the outer circumferential surface of the rotation roller while being deformed by the heat transferred from the rotation roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Kim, Kyung Taek Kim, Sang Hyun Koo
  • Patent number: 10231462
    Abstract: To address the problems inherent in creating very thin sheets of dough in a sheeting machine at high speed and with efficient recycling and re-sheeting of the re-work cut out from the sheet, a new sheeting machine with a new front roller is provided, wherein the roller includes non-stick and non-release areas and a plurality of grooves in the non-release area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Gruma S.A.B. de C.V.
    Inventors: Felipe A. Rubio Lamas, Arturo Garcia Solis, Rodrigo Lobeira Massu
  • Patent number: 9763456
    Abstract: A one-step noodle forming mechanism with rolling and cutting is provided, including multi-layer noodle roller sets in s disposed on a machine frame and noodle forming blades disposed below the multi-layer noodle roller sets, in which the multi-layer noodle roller sets and the noodle forming blades are driven to rotate by the same motor through a gear transmission mechanism. The dough entering the noodle forming mechanism is directly made into noodles through rolling and cutting of multiple layers. A noodle machine integrated with producing and cooking including the noodle forming mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: BEIJING SILVER VALLEY ELECTROMECHANICAL CO., LTD., BADLAND (BEIJING) ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huishan Tao, Haichun Tao
  • Patent number: 9004900
    Abstract: The present invention is a material forming apparatus that includes a piece of material that is a piece of laminated wood, a cover sheet made of plastic material, a flexible bed, a plurality of bed arms and a plurality of drive gears. The material forming apparatus also includes a numerical digital display, a plurality of roller clamps, one or more cranks with a grasping knob and a plurality of pivoting arms that are rotated by rotation of the drive gears and move the bed arms to force the flexible bed and the piece of material into a desired arc radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SD Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Donald S. Lupa, Steve B. Torre
  • Patent number: 8858213
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of atomized fluid to a permeable web material is disclosed. The apparatus has a fluid source and a receipt plenum. The fluid source is disposed in proximate fluid contact with the first surface of the web material. The fluid source has a positively pressured permeable roll having atomized fluid and at least one aperture disposed therein. The apertures provide fluid communication between an inner portion of the roll and a surface thereof. The fluid is disposable from the inner portion to the surface through the apertures into contacting engagement with the permeable web material. The receipt plenum has an opening disposed adjacent to the second surface of the web material that provides a source of negative pressure to the second surface of the web material that causes the fluid to traverse through the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, Peter David Meyer
  • Patent number: 8740602
    Abstract: A thickness control system for a high speed tortilla sheeting machine can adjust a pinch point gap between a pair of sheeting rollers to maintain a generally uniform thickness of the produced “masa” (i.e., corn dough) sheet. The sheeting machine can include a pinch point gap adjustment device which guides at least one of the rollers through an arcuate path to thereby adjust a magnitude of the pinch point gap. The controller can direct one or more actuators to change the position of the roller along the archive path to thereby change the distance between the two sheeting rollers as desired to produce a masa sheet at the desired preset thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: J.C. Ford Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Peter A. Scherz
  • Patent number: 8673193
    Abstract: A roller nanoimprint apparatus is disclosed which is capable of preventing a workpiece film with nanostructures having been transferred from the mold roller from being uneven in thickness and allowing easy replacement of the mold roller. At least one embodiment of the present invention is directed to a roller nanoimprint apparatus including a mold roller and continuously transferring nanosized protrusions to a surface of a workpiece film by rotating the mold roller, wherein the mold roller is a cylindrical body having an outer circumference surface with nanosized recesses formed thereon, the roller nanoimprint apparatus further includes a fluid container having an elastic film inflatable by injecting fluid into the container, the fluid container being arranged in a region defined by an inner circumference surface of the mold roller, the mold roller is mounted or demounted when the elastic film is shrunken, and the mold roller is supported from the inside when the elastic film is inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuaki Yamada, Akiyoshi Fujii, Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8562329
    Abstract: An embossing tool includes a rotary embossing roll (10) with an axis of rotation (16) in its longitudinal direction and raised embossing protrusions (18; 18a, 18b) arranged on the operative surface area (12) of the embossing roll (10). The embossing roll (10) includes a least two segments (14; 14a-14h) forming at least a part of the operative surface area (12) of the embossing roll (10). Each segment (14; 14a-14h) is provided with at least one raised embossing protrusion (18; 18a, 18b) and the radial position and angular orientation of at least one segment (14; 14a-14h) is adjustable by at least two spaced apart, independently provided adjustment devices (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Manoochehr Moslehi, Solgun Drevik
  • Patent number: 8512026
    Abstract: The present invention is a dough sheeter with integral dough docker. The dough docker is a removable assembly with a docker subassembly and a scraper subassembly. The docker subassembly includes the docker roller and grate. The docker sprocket, driven by the sheeter motor, has a disk that meshes with a complimentary disk on the docker roller. The scraper subassembly includes the scraper, the backer attached to the scraper, and the gap adjuster, which includes a semicircular shaft that abuts the backer, a rectangular shaft attached to the scraper, and a threaded rod extending from the semicircular shaft through a hole in the scraper and a threaded hole in the rectangular shaft. The gap is adjusted by turning the rod in or out of the threaded hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Somerset Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Voyatzakis, George Athanasiadis
  • Patent number: 8512025
    Abstract: A corrugating roller pair support frame includes four supporting posts, in between two of which one rectangular supporting plate of a corrugating roller pair is mounted while another rectangular supporting plate is mounted in between the other two supporting posts, and the four supporting posts having a plurality of locating blocks movably embedded therein for releasably engaging with locating slots formed on the rectangular supporting plates to thereby releasably hold the corrugating roller pair to the support frame; and a supporting elevator for supporting and regulating the corrugating roller pair to a desired height on the support frame. With these arrangements, the corrugating roller pair can be conveniently mounted to or released from the support frame and be easily exchanged with another one, so that the time needed for handling the corrugating roller pair is shortened and the efficiency of manufacturing corrugated boards is upgraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Tien-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 8349228
    Abstract: An optical film characterized by a high degree of flatness that can be used as a phase difference film of a liquid crystal display, and a method for manufacturing this optical film according to melt-casting film forming method. A melt including a cellulose resin is extruded onto a rotary support member 5 (cooling roll) from a flow casting die 4. A rotary pinch member 6 (touch roll) is energized to the rotary support member 5, and a nip is formed between them. When the melt is sandwiched and pressed by the nip, a die line and irregularity in thickness are removed. The linear pressure of the rotary pinch member 6 and the temperature of the melt immediately before the melt is sandwiched and pressed by the nip are set within a predetermined range, whereby effective correction of the film flatness is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kazama
  • Patent number: 8347480
    Abstract: A comestible product sheeter is configured to provide enhanced access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly. The one or more frame members of the roller assembly are configured to support the rollers at different vertical locations. Enhanced access is provided to both the rear and front rollers of the roller assembly by supporting one of the rollers in a cantilever configuration. The roller assembly may also be provided with a pivotally mounted cutting roller support arm to further improve access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: J.C. Ford Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Peter A. Scherz
  • Patent number: 8262381
    Abstract: Mastering tools and systems and methods for forming a cell on the mastering tools are provided. An exemplary method includes emitting a first laser light pulse from a laser for a first predetermined time interval such that at least a portion of the first laser light pulse forms the cell on the mastering tool. The cell has an opening size within a range of 10-100 micrometers and an aspect ratio less than or equal to 1.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Adel F. Bastawros, Grant Hay, Karkala Arun Kumar, Phil M. Peters
  • Patent number: 8216664
    Abstract: An embossed sheet is composed of at least a first and a second ply of creped tissue having a basis weight between 12 and 30 g/m2 according to which the first ply has a first embossed pattern composed of a series of first aligned protrusions of frustoconical overall shape, the tops of which are oriented towards the inside of the sheet, and the second ply has a first and a second series of protrusions, the tops of which are oriented towards the inside of the sheet, the second series having a height greater than that of the first series of protrusions. The protrusions of the first ply and the highest protrusions of the second ply are nested inside one another, and the lowest protrusions of the second ply are arranged between the protrusions of the first ply so as to create empty spaces between the two plies and promote a rapid absorption of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventor: Pierre Graff
  • Patent number: 8152509
    Abstract: A roll stand for use in the extrusion forming of a sheet product from a flowable material having a main frame supporting first and second rolls between which there is a first gap through which at least one sheet layer passes during sheet product formation. A first adjusting mechanism moves the first roll relative to the second roll so as to vary a dimension of the first gap. The first adjusting mechanism has a first element that is moved by a first actuator that is: a) maintained on the apparatus; b) engageable by a hand of an operator; and c) manually movable through an operator's hand to thereby cause repositioning of the first roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Processing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner, Ryan E. Leopold
  • Patent number: 8083515
    Abstract: The fine pattern mold comprises: that includes a roll, a buffer tube with inner peripheral surface is in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the roll, and a stamper tube in which its inner peripheral surface is in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the buffer tube and a fine concave/convex pattern is formed on its outer peripheral surface, wherein the buffer tube has a larger coefficient of linear expansion and a smaller elastic modulus than those of the stamper tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ogino, Mitsuru Hasegawa, Kenya Ohashi, Akihiro Miyauchi, Hitoshi Suzuki, Toshio Haba, Haruo Akahoshi
  • Patent number: 8021140
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an extruded sheet product having an extruder assembly with a sheet die through which flowable material is delivered for sheet product formation and a roll stand assembly with a main frame and a roll stack sub-assembly on the main frame that cause flowable material from the sheet die to be formed into a sheet product. The apparatus further has a sub-frame assembly and a linear slide bearing assembly with at least one rail defining a travel path for the main frame and through which the main frame is guided in movement relative to the sub-frame assembly, thereby to selectively vary relative positions of the sheet die and roll stand assembly along the travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Processing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner, Ryan E. Leopold
  • Patent number: 7897075
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a calendering system is provided to allow for fine gauge adjustment of the product. The calender system has a first and second roller each having a first and second end mounted in opposed end supports. The end supports each have an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one or more internal passages, wherein a heat transfer medium may be circulated through the one or more internal passages. The heat transfer medium may either heat or cool the internal passages of the end supports, resulting in the respective increase or decrease in the gauge of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Ray Downing
  • Patent number: 7887314
    Abstract: A comestible product sheeter is configured to provide enhanced access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly. The one or more frame members of the roller assembly are configured to support the rollers at different vertical locations. Enhanced access is provided to both the rear and front rollers of the roller assembly by supporting one of the rollers in a cantilever configuration. The roller assembly may also be provided with a pivotally mounted cutting roller support arm to further improve access to the rollers and other components of the roller assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: J.C. Ford Company
    Inventors: Scott D. Ruhe, Peter A. Scherz
  • Patent number: 7806677
    Abstract: This invention relates to molding apparatus and related systems and methods. In one aspect of the invention, a mold roll, assembly includes an inner member and multiple molding tools disposed about a circumference of the inner member, each molding tool including at least one molding plate that at least partially defines a molding cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: Mark A. Clarner, Christopher M. Gallant
  • Patent number: 7754312
    Abstract: Introduction guides 12 are provided above and below a sheet-introduction opening portion of a pressure-reduced chamber 10, and heating means 17 is provided between the introduction guides. Each resin sheet 3 is attracted and attached respectively to the circumferential surface of a corresponding emboss roller 11 by reducing pressure. Pins 112 of the emboss roller 11 are truncated cone-shaped. The ratio of the total area of the lower bases of the pins 112 to the area of the circumferential surface of the emboss roller is 0.5 or more. The rising angle ? of the pin side face, in the vertical plane including the central axis of the pins 112, is in the range from 50 degrees to 70 degrees. Furthermore, a multilayered hollow structure plate 140 is formed by attaching non-air-permeable sheets 130 onto both the front and back of a core member obtained by fusing together hollow protrusions 112 in two thermoplastic resin sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Ube Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Nakajima, Takeshi Miyazaki, Takayuki Oda, Kenji Kozuka
  • Patent number: 7678442
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally embossed non-woven fabric, which is comprised of fibers and/or filaments (3) oriented primarily in the moving direction (2) of the machine, and has zones (5, 7) with regularly alternating elevations (4a, 8a) and indentations (4b, 8b), which are separated from one another by non-embossed areas (6) that are continuous in the moving direction (2) of the machine. These non-embossed areas constitute a proportion ranging from 5% to 50% with regard to the entire surface of the non-woven fabric (1) and the elevations (4a, 8a), and indentations (4b, 8b), when viewed from the opposite side, form indentations or elevations respectively, whereby the surfaces (10a, 10b) delimited by the elevations give the non-woven fabric an apparent thickness ranging from 0.5 mm to 5.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: William A. Casey, Claudio Suarez
  • Publication number: 20100055221
    Abstract: A magnetic roll for embossing, the magnetic roll incorporating a cylindrical core having a base radial dimension, the base radial dimension being less than a finished radial dimension; magnet receiving channels within the cylindrical core; a multiplicity of magnets attached within the magnet receiving channels; at least a first armature effect resisting metal band, the band adhering to the cylindrical core's first circumferential surface, the band overlying a plurality of the magnets, and the band consisting of a deposition of metal sprayed molten metal droplets; and an outer surface, the outer surface being a radially outer periphery of the at least first armature effect resisting metal band, the outer surface being ground to reside at a finished radial dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: BUNTING MAGNETICS CO.
    Inventor: Ricky Hein
  • Patent number: 7648356
    Abstract: A system for producing a strip of dough from a strip of raw dough has a bottom pressing device and an upper pressing device with an interposed processing gap for the strip of dough. The pressing devices each have a plurality of planetary rollers that are rotatably driven about their longitudinal axes in each case. In the circumferential direction the planetary rollers are equidistantly distributed about a common central primary axis that extends parallel to the planetary longitudinal axes. The planetary rollers are jointly driveable so as to rotate about the primary axes. Each planetary roller has a middle part coming into contact with the strip of dough, and removably connected to the ends thereof and integral in rotation therewith shaft stubs. The latter are axially and radially supported on frontal head plates of the pressing devices. The dough-strip production system is easy to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Werner & Pfleiderer Lebensmitteltechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Fiedler
  • Patent number: 7481958
    Abstract: A plastic sheet having a number of recessed and protruded parts useful as a protective sheet in moving and construction, and for cushion packaging and thermal insulation is disclosed. Also disclosed is a two-layered or three-layered double wall sheet, which is produced by adhering one or two flat plastic sheets on the above plastic sheet. The double wall sheet has high rigidity against bending and improved warps when compared with the conventional plastic bubble boards, and is useful as the material for various panels and packaging containers. The plastic sheet is produced by vacuum forming to form plural protruded, truncated cone-shaped parts and recessed, ring-shaped parts surrounding and continuing from the protruding parts. The double wall sheet is produced by adhering a back sheet and/or liner sheet to the plastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Kawakami Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kawakami, Osamu Sugiyama, Masamoto Iwasaka
  • Patent number: 7481643
    Abstract: Convertible embossing device comprising a structure (1) with two fixed sides (10) and two mobile sides (11) with respective external faces (EF, EM) and internal faces (IF, IM) and provided with, in correspondence of the respective internal faces (IF, IM), two upper recesses (12, 13) and two lower recesses (12?, 13?) with a circle-arc profile intended to support the end flanges (20, 30) of the two embossing rolls (2, 3) orthogonal to the sides (10, 11) of the same structure (1), wherein the mobile sides (11) are joined to the fixed sides (10) and the respective upper and lower recesses (12, 13, 12?, 13?) define, by cooperating with one another, two pairs of circular seats for the flanges (20, 30) of the rolls (2, 3), and in that, in a second operating position, the mobile sides (11) are distanced from the fixed sides (10) and the upper recesses (12, 13) of the sides (10) and (11) define, each one by cooperating with corresponding semi-circular closure flanges (15, 16), two pairs of circular seats for the flang
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: FUTURA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Catelli
  • Patent number: 7431579
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a calendering system is provided to allow for fine gauge adjustment of the product. The calender system has a first and second roller each having a first and second end mounted in opposed end supports. The end supports each have an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with one or more internal passages, wherein a heat transfer medium may be circulated through the one or more internal passages. The heat transfer medium may either heat or cool the internal passages of the end supports, resulting in the respective increase or decrease in the gauge of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Daniel Ray Downing
  • Patent number: 7427372
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a thermoplastic synthetic resin sheet or film has a casting mechanism having support rollers each mounted to undergo rotation about a corresponding rotational axis and one of which is mounted to undergo non-rotational displacement relative to the other support rollers. A casting sleeve is entrained around the support rollers for rotation therewith. A casting roller is mounted for undergoing rotation relative to the casting sleeve. A synthetic resin material is fed between opposite and confronting outer peripheral surfaces of the casting sleeve and the casting roller while rotating the casting sleeve and the casting roller and while effecting non-rotational displacement of one of the support rollers to holdingly press the synthetic resin material between the casting sleeve and the casting roller and thereby form the synthetic resin material into a thermoplastic synthetic resin sheet or film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: CTE Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keita Morita
  • Patent number: 7309222
    Abstract: Apparatus for working pliable material comprises a body, at least two rotatable shafts coupled to the body, an embossing assembly detachably coupled to an end of at least one of the shafts, and a cutting assembly and/or a creasing assembly being alternatively coupled to the end of the shaft in place of the embossing assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus is powered by hand via a rotatable handle coupled to at least one of the shafts. The assembly may further comprise an adjustment wheel and an adjustment shaft for accomodating various material types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Tippmann Industrial Products
    Inventor: Dennis J. Tippmann, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7285317
    Abstract: A method for producing an embossed web product comprising at least two plies (V1, V3) bone to one another by gluing, wherein: at least a first of said plies is embossed producing on it a first series of protuberances (P9) and a second series of protuberances (P10), the protuberances of the first series being of greater height than the protuberances of the second series; an adhesive (C) is applied to the protuberances of said first series; the first ply is glued to the second ply (V3), the protuberances (P9, P10) of the first ply projecting inside the web product, towards the second ply (V3). The protuberances of the first and of the second series form in combination with each other complex decorative patterns (D). Each complex decorative pattern is formed by at least a protuberance of the first series and at least a protuberance of the second series. Moreover, the complex decorative patterns are distributed with a density equal to or less than 2 patterns per cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Fabio Perini, S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guglielmo Biagiotti, Angelo Benvenuti
  • Patent number: 7252491
    Abstract: An impression device for food items, which is a rolling device designed to create images upon a variety of foods for decoration and/or marketing purposes. As the device is hand-rolled along the food, the decorative letters and images create a repeated pattern of impressions upon the food. The roller device is particularly suitable for impressing narrow foods such as pizza crusts, certain pasta noodles, lattice pie tops, breadsticks, or the edges of melons. The device provides a firm, comfortable grip for all hand sizes that can be used with one or two hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Richard Ben Errera
  • Patent number: 7241126
    Abstract: An apparatus imparts concaves/convexes to a sheet-like object by passing the sheet-like object between a pair of rollers facing each other. At least one of the rollers is a roller a surface of which is formed by laminating a single or a plurality of circular plates each provided with concaves/convexes at a peripheral edge thereof. An interval keeping mechanism is provided between the circular plates provided with concaves/convexes at the peripheral edges. At least one of the rollers is formed with a roller surface by laminating a single or a plurality of circular plates each having only convexes of concaves/convexes portions at a peripheral edge thereof. By the roller, convexes can be imparted to one face of front and back surfaces of a sheet-like object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventors: Takao Saito, Koji Saito
  • Patent number: 7229681
    Abstract: The device for satinizing and embossing flat materials comprises an embossing roll and at least one mating roll, said rolls being connected to a driving system and adapted to be driven individually or in common and to be resiliently pressed against one another while the individual teeth are flattened, and the embossing teeth being designed such as to produce in the corresponding locations of said flat material during its passage embossed marks whose appearance varies according to the viewing angle of the observer and/or the kind and/or the position of the lighting source, the embossing teeth which produce said variable marks having a different geometrical shape and/or surface than the satinizing teeth intended for satinizing. To this end, the surfaces of said embossing teeth and/or portions of the tooth space bottom are provided with microstructures. These microstructures allow producing largely forgery-proof marks which may furthermore provide a very decorative effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Patent number: 7165962
    Abstract: A telescoping roll stand for use in an extrusion line includes a linkage connecting one or more auxiliary rolls in a spatial relationship relative to each other and other auxiliary web processing components, including conveyors, load cell rolls, draw rolls, and other web handling components, when one of the auxiliary rolls is shifted in relation to a primary roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventor: Dana R. Hanson
  • Patent number: 7108499
    Abstract: On a mobile rest plane on which tiles are translated in a predetermined direction, the following operate: a matrix-bearing cylinder, mobile in rotation about an axis thereof, and at least a doctor predisposed to operate contactingly with an external surface of the cylinder. The apparatus comprises: a vertically-developing frame; a first slide constrained on the vertical frame and slidable vertically with respect thereto; the matrix-bearing cylinder being supported on the first slide, together with organs for supporting the matrix-bearing cylinder and organs for controlling rotation thereof about a rotation axis thereof; a second slide, with at least one doctor being supported thereon, together with organs for supporting the doctor and organs for controlling movements thereof, is constrained on the frame and can slide vertically with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: SYFAL S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Stefani
  • Patent number: 7070406
    Abstract: An apparatus for embossing a flexible substrate with an optically transparent compliant media is disclosed. The complaint media includes an optically transparent imprint stamp with an imprint pattern therein. The flexible substrate is coated with a photopolymer material. The compliant media can be connected with an optically transparent belt material to form an embossing belt or connected with an optically transparent cylinder to from an embossing drum. A coated side of the flexible substrate is urged into contact with the imprint stamp and the imprint pattern is embossed in the photopolymer material and an ultraviolet light passing through the compliant media contemporaneously cures the photopolymer material during the embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Albert H. Jeans
  • Patent number: 7021918
    Abstract: A vacuum forming roll is assembled from a large plurality of radially extensive interlocking segments. Each segment forms a small angular part of a circumference about the roll, and has a relatively small thickness parallel to the longitudinal axis of the roll. The segments are preferably stacked together in an interlocking fashion to form a continuous roll consisting of a plurality of angularly offset circumferential rings. In a preferred embodiment, the segments are formed by manufacturing a small mold designed to form a single segment. This mold may, for exemplary purposes, be an injection mold. The roll mold segments may then be produced quickly and easily using an injection molding process, which, as aforementioned, is efficient for the production of a large number of identical components. The roll mold segments are then assembled to form the roll mold, which is in turn used to shape and perforate a plastic film and thereby manufacture an improved landscape fabric economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Donald J. Reum, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6998086
    Abstract: An embossing method and apparatus (20) comprises a rotary embossing device (32) having a radial direction (28) and an outer peripheral surface (34). The embossing device (32) includes at least one embossing-component (48) which extends at least radially outward from the peripheral surface (34), and is configured to provide for a first embossing-pattern (38). The embossing device (32) also includes a rotary shaft member (46). A base embossing-segment (50) is operatively joined to the rotary shaft member (46) and configured to carry a first base-section (40) of the first embossing-component (48). In a particular aspect, a first, supplemental embossing-segment (52) is operatively joined and selectively positionable on the rotary shaft member (46), and is configured to carry a first supplemental-section (42) of the first embossing-component (48).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Lake, Shelley Rae Rasmussen, Jesse James Pasterski, Wen Tong Lay, Marcus David Weiher, Michael John Bott, Rodney Lawrence Abba
  • Patent number: 6884058
    Abstract: Device (1) for manufacturing plastics films from a plastics melt and having a roll frame (3) in which at least one chill roll (2) is rotatably mounted, an exchangeable part of the device (1), for pressing the plastics melt against the chill roll (2) mounted in the roll frame (3) and for chilling the same, being attachable to the roll frame (3) and for the manufacture of plastics films with different characteristics, various modules (10) being provided as the exchangeable part, so that the device (1) allows different plastics films to be made by means of different manufacturing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: SML Maschinengesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Rupert Becker, Bruno Haider
  • Patent number: 6817856
    Abstract: Device (1) for use in a roll frame (10) for the manufacture of a plastics film, having a continuous band (2), looped around at least two deflection rolls (3, 3′), for pressing the plastics film against a roll (9) of the roll frame (10), the two deflection rolls (3) being rotatably mounted on both sides in lateral bearing devices (5, 5′) and fastening means are provided for fixing the deflection rolls (3, 3′) in a bearing device (5) and the other bearing device (5′) is pivotably mounted for the exchange of the continuous band (2); and a process for changing a continuous band (2) for pressing a plastics film against a roll (9) and for cooling the same, which is looped at least around two deflection rolls (3) rotatably mounted in lateral bearing devices (5, 5′), the deflection rolls (3, 3′) being fixed in a bearing device (5). Fastening means of the other bearing device (5′) are released and the other bearing device (5′) is pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: SML Maschinengesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Rupert Becker, Bruno Haider
  • Patent number: 6782933
    Abstract: A corrugator single facer of the type utilizing a large diameter bonding roll and a small diameter corrugating roll provides quick roll change capability by mounting three large diameter bonding rolls on a rotatable turret and carrying corresponding small diameter corrugating rolls in a magazine positioned laterally offset from the machine. By driving the corrugating rolls indirectly through the pressure belt arrangement which supports the lower corrugating roll, roll change is significantly simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Marquip, LLC
    Inventor: Carl R. Marschke
  • Patent number: 6716017
    Abstract: An embossing roll includes a roll body and a plurality of plates which are removably secured to the roll body. Each plate includes an outer surface which is provided with an embossing pattern. The plates can be secured to the roll body by vacuum and/or mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventor: Jeremy James Michael Papadopoulas
  • Patent number: 6612825
    Abstract: The pillow cutter of a food product extrusion system is provided with motor driven roller means designed to pull filled, or unfilled, extrusions, including hollow tubes, or ropes, of extruded food material from the extrusion die head. The ropes are then cut in various shapes such as square, diamond or triangle pillows, sticks or bars. The roller means constitute rotatable base rollers sized to effect telescopic assembly with removable, interchangeable, tubular, cylindrical cutter sleeves engraved on the outer peripheral surface of the sleeves with variable cutting patterns so the user of the system can optionally change the cutting patterns by selective choice of cutter sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: American Extrusion International Corp.
    Inventor: Richard Jarvis Warner
  • Patent number: 6568931
    Abstract: An emboss pattern processing apparatus for transferring an emboss pattern onto a thermoplastic resin sheet includes an emboss patterning roller and a lustering device having a mirror face member. The emboss patterning roller includes a roller body having a face embossed with the pattern and sealing rings attached on each side face of the roller body. The roller body and the sealing rings have a passage for flowing a cooling medium from one sealing ring through the roller body to the other sealing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Idemitsu Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fujii, Ryuji Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 6530771
    Abstract: A cutter carriage for moving a rotary cutter between a front side of the back roller and a back side of the back roller. The preferred system has a pair of guide rods located on the left and right side plates of the sheeting head. The rotary cutter is held at either end by pivot arms. Each arm, in turn is attached to a carriage side piece that slidingly engages one of the guide rods. The two side pieces are joined into a single cutter carriage by an elongate member parallel to the rotary cutter. Each carriage is equipped with a cutter engagement system that moves the pivot arms and attached rotary cutter into an operational position in relation to the sheeting head. When the rotary cutter is serviced, the engagement system is released allowing the pivot arm to move the rotary cutter away from the sheeting head roller, and the cutter carriage is slid along the guide rods making the rotary cutter readily accessible from the rear side of the sheeting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Casa Herrera, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald B. Clark
  • Patent number: 6524507
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for producing fastener elements comprising a base and a field of fastener elements molded with and extending from the base. The method includes applying molten resin under pressure to the surface of a mold roll, the mold roll consisting of a pair of adjacent molding rings. A first molding ring defines cavities that form base portions of the fastener elements and serve as channels allowing molten resin to pass through and into cavities defined by a second molding ring thus molding distal portions of the fastener elements. The fastener elements are constructed to engage loops of a mating loop component to form a releasable fastener. The fastener elements comprise hooks and spikes, interspersed among the hooks, which extend at an acute angle from the base. By arranging the hooks and spikes in differing directions on the base, increased shear strength is provided in corresponding directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: William Clune
  • Publication number: 20030031747
    Abstract: Device (1) for manufacturing plastics films from a plastics melt and having a roll frame (3) in which at least one chill roll (2) is rotatably mounted, an exchangeable part of the device (1), for pressing the plastics melt against the chill roll (2) mounted in the roll frame (3) and for chilling the same, being attachable to the roll frame (3) and for the manufacture of plastics films with different characteristics, various modules (10) being provided as the exchangeable part, so that the device (1) allows different plastics films to be made by means of different manufacturing methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: SML MASCHINENGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventor: Rupert Becker
  • Publication number: 20030031748
    Abstract: Device (1) for use in a roll frame (10) for the manufacture of a plastics film, having a continuous band (2), looped around at least two deflection rolls (3, 3′), for pressing the plastics film against a roll (9) of the roll frame (10), the two deflection rolls (3) being rotatably mounted on both sides in lateral bearing devices (5, 5′) and fastening means are provided for fixing the deflection rolls (3, 3′) in a bearing device (5) and the other bearing device (5′) is pivotably mounted for the exchange of the continuous band (2); and a process for changing a continuous band (2) for pressing a plastics film against a roll (9) and for cooling the same, which is looped at least around two deflection rolls (3) rotatably mounted in lateral bearing devices (5, 5′), the deflection rolls (3, 3′) being fixed in a bearing device (5). Fastening means of the other bearing device (5′) are released and the other bearing device (5′) is pivoted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: SML MASCHINENGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventor: Rupert Becker