Press Forming Means, Press Reshaping Means, Or Vulcanizing Means Is Endless Surface Type Patents (Class 425/363)
  • Patent number: 10506815
    Abstract: Moulding device for moulding three-dimensional food products from a mass of foodstuff which can be transferred by pumping, for example a meat mass of minced meat. The device comprises a moulding drum having a peripheral surface containing multiple series of cavities extending in the peripheral direction. The device comprises a mass feed device which is arranged in a filling position with respect to the peripheral surface of the moulding drum. The peripheral surface is embodied as a profiled peripheral surface having a shaping profile. Multiple shoe segments are provided which are arranged next to one another and which have a profiled inner side with a profile which is in meshing engagement with the shaping profile. The shoe segments have freedom of movement with respect to one another, at least in the direction of the rotation axis, in order to each remain individually aligned with respect to the profile of the section with which the inner side of the shoe segment is in meshing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAREL TOWNSEND FURTHER PROCESSING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Martinus Meulendijks, Franciscus Quirinus Fredrik Verouden, Wilhelmus Gerardus Maria Boom
  • Patent number: 10501827
    Abstract: A process for joining dissimilar materials. The process includes providing a first component made from a first material and a second component made from a second material. The process also includes cold spraying a bead of the second material onto the first component and joining the second component to the bead on the first component such that a weldment is formed from the first component and the second component. In some instances, joining of the second component to the bead on the first component is performed by fusion welding the bead and the second component together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The United Statesd of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Victor K. Champagne, Jr., Victor K. Champagne, III
  • Patent number: 10406843
    Abstract: In a cross section shape of the toothed part, in gaps formed between a recesses and a projections when a upper toothed part and a lower toothed part are engaged without a bundle of recording materials, when the distances between the recesses and the projections in a pressing direction of the toothed part at positions where the distances from a center lines of the projections in a direction perpendicular to the pressing direction of the toothed part to the surfaces of the projections in the direction perpendicular to the pressing direction of the toothed part are a distance L1 are H1, and the distances between the recesses and the projections at positions where the distances from the center lines to surfaces of the projections in the direction perpendicular to the pressing direction of the toothed part are H2, a combination of L1 and L2 satisfies H1 is smaller than H2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Awano, Yoshinori Nakano, Takuya Makita, Junichi Hirota, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Emiko Shiraishi, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Kojiro Tsutsumi, Toshiyasu Yukawa, Katsumi Harada
  • Patent number: 10065366
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite filler. A composite ply is folded. The composite ply comprises fibers arranged at an angle relative to a central axis of the composite ply such that the composite filler has a varying cross-sectional orientation of fibers. A force is applied to the folded composite ply after folding to form a desired shape for the composite filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Derek Paul Vetter, Drew Edward Sommer
  • Patent number: 10054094
    Abstract: Nozzle and a method of making the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Barry S. Carpenter, Ryan C. Shirk, Robert J. DeVoe, James C. Novack
  • Patent number: 10046535
    Abstract: There is provided a binding processing device including: a first pressing member including a convex portion formed by a curved surface with a curvature and protruding toward a sheet bundle; and a second pressing member including a concave portion formed by a curved surface with a curvature and configured to be combined with the convex portion through the sheet bundle, the second pressing member configured to press the sheet bundle sandwiched between the first and second pressing members, wherein in a state where the convex portion of the first pressing member and the concave portion of the second pressing member are combined with each other, a gap is formed between the convex portion and the concave portion in a cross section of the first and second pressing members along a pressing direction, and the gap has a volume larger than a volume of the sandwiched sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakano, Hiroaki Awano, Takuya Makita, Kojiro Tsutsumi, Katsumi Harada, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Emiko Shiraishi, Junichi Hirota
  • Patent number: 10029413
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite filler. A composite ply is folded. The composite ply comprises fibers arranged at an angle relative to a central axis of the composite ply such that the composite filler has a varying cross-sectional orientation of fibers. A force is applied to the folded composite ply after folding to form a desired shape for the composite filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Derek Paul Vetter, Drew Edward Sommer
  • Patent number: 9938111
    Abstract: An embodiment of the inventive method of transfer lamination involves metallizing a first side of a film and then bonding the metallized first side to a substrate. Then a coating is applied to a second side of the film after it has been bonded to the substrate. The bonded film and substrate are then placed in an oven. The film is then stripped from the substrate leaving metal from the film deposited on the substrate. The application of the coating is performed as an inline part of the transfer lamination process thereby providing an ease of manufacture presently unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Hazen, Keith McCrodden
  • Patent number: 9737080
    Abstract: Molding device for molding three-dimensional food products from a mass of foodstuff which can be transferred by pumping, for example a meat mass of minced meat. The device comprises a molding drum (16) having a peripheral surface containing multiple series of cavities (44) extending in the peripheral direction. The device comprises a mass feed device which is arranged in a filling position with respect to the peripheral surface of the molding drum. The peripheral surface is embodied as a profiled peripheral surface having a shaping profile. Multiple shoe segments (42) are provided which are arranged next to one another and which have a profiled inner side with a profile which is in meshing engagement with the shaping profile. The shoe segments have freedom of movement with respect to one another, at least in the direction of the rotation axis, in order to each remain individually aligned with respect to the profile of the section with which the inner side of the shoe segment is in meshing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: MAREL TOWNSEND FURTHER PROCESSING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Martinus Meulendijks, Franciscus Quirinus Fredrik Verouden, Wilhelmus Gerardus Maria Boom
  • Patent number: 9415577
    Abstract: A composite radius filler having a varying cross-sectional shape is pre-conditioned before being pultruded through forming dies. The composite filler radius filler includes a tab ply having a varying width that is laminated onto a supporting, full width base ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Donald J. Sutkus, Sandie H. Cheung Hallman, Courtney M. Fix, Douglas A. McCarville
  • Patent number: 9380790
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a food forming apparatus to produce patties with a form member which comprises molds in which the patties are formed, whereas the form member is located adjacent to a pressure member and is at least partially made from a porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS BAKEL B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Petrus Gerardus Van Gerwen, George Lambertus Josephus Maria Boogers, Hendrik Jan Righolt
  • Patent number: 9186280
    Abstract: The invention relates to positioning of shaping rolls and makes it possible the rapid formation of a large number of fine three-dimensional shapes on a sheet material. A pair of shaping rolls that are parallel to each other include, on circumferential surfaces thereof, recessed and protruding shapes that mesh with each other at a face-to-face position. Rotating shafts of the pair of shaping rolls are cooperatively coupled with a rotational driving means through eccentric couplings. A downstream shaping roll includes, inside a roll main body, air passages that extend in a direction of a roll shaft center and air vent holes that connect the air passages to the circumferential surface. A communication member is disposed adjacent to the end of the roll main body and includes an air intake port that can communicate with the air passages in a first preset region in a circumferential direction, and an air supply port that can communicate with the air passages in a second preset region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toyoshi Umebayashi, Takahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 9120268
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for deforming a web are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method involves feeding a web into a nip that is formed between at least two intermeshing rolls. The rolls are configured for deforming a web with at least two sets of deformations that are oriented in different directions relative to the surfaces of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kirk Wallace Lake, Jill Marlene Orr, John Joseph Curro, John Brian Strube, Timothy Ian Mullane, Leroy Joseph Kocher
  • Patent number: 9073283
    Abstract: A corrugating roller, for the manufacture of corrugated cardboard, has a rotation axis and a corrugation. The corrugation has corrugation peaks and corrugation troughs as well as corrugation flanks, which connect the corrugation peaks and the corrugation troughs with each other. The corrugating roller has an air discharge device with an air collection groove, which is open outwardly in a radial direction, runs at least section-wise around the rotation axis, intersects at least some of the corrugation peaks and is limited by a first and a second side wall, which face each other. The air discharge device has an air connection channel, which extends from the side walls of the air collection groove, and an air suction channel, which is in flow connection with the air connection channel and can be subjected to negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: BHS Corrugated Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Gnan, Markus Schell
  • Publication number: 20150130112
    Abstract: The present invention relates inter alia to an apparatus for providing a coiled collagen carrier. An apparatus according to the invention preferably comprises a device for applying moisture to a collagen carrier prior to coiling of the collagen carrier and a coiling device. The coiling device preferably comprises rotatable gripping means for gripping the collagen carrier along an edge and coiling the collagen carrier, and a support device supporting the collagen carrier while being coiled. In another aspect, the invention relates to a production facility wherein an apparatus according to invention is arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Poul Bertelsen, Henrik Neuschafer Larsen, Pernille Dybendal Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9028240
    Abstract: The present utility model provides a mold set used for dumpling or dumpling-like food product formation comprising a pair of jaws, the closure of which is configured to clamp a dough pad over a filling thereby forming a raw product of the dumpling or dumpling-like food product, wherein the jaws in a closed condition can be driven to simulate the human action of compressing a filling pocket of the dumpling or dumpling-like food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Vargas, Christopher J. Field, Michael P. Waldherr, Muan Zhu, Edward Lee, Derong Wang, Shuiyuan Liang
  • Publication number: 20150069661
    Abstract: The process includes a die comprising a bottom die (10) and a male part (20) able to close the cavity in such a way as to define a closed forming chamber (F). The bottom die (10) has an upper mouth that delimits the cavity (15), having an open upper surface substantially open in an upwards direction and a lateral surface internal of the cavity of the bottom die and forming an angle with the upper surface. The male part (20) has a central portion (21) able to close the surface of the cavity (15) and a peripheral edge able to adhere to the upper surface of the upper mouth, such as to realize a closing of the forming chamber only by means of contact along the upper surface, the peripheral edge lacking a vertical surface able to slide snugly contactingly with the lateral surface of the upper mouth (11). The process comprises: inserting a batch of non-spongy/foam thermoplastic material having a greater density than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: C.G.M. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Corrado Saverio Parmigiani
  • Patent number: 8974214
    Abstract: Provided is a device for manufacturing an optical film having satisfactorily reduced thickness unevenness, by using a melt-casting film forming method, which device includes a casting die for discharging a molten film-forming material including a thermoplastic resin into a film-like shape; a pair of a first rotation roll and a second rotation roll between which the discharged film-shaped molten article is pinched to be cooled and solidified to make the film-shaped molten article; and two pairs of wind shield plates each of which pairs are arranged between the shaft-direction ends of the first and second rotation rolls and an end part in the width-direction of the film-shaped molten article, wherein the wind shield plates are placed approximately perpendicular to the surface of the film-shaped molten article, and wherein each pair of the wind shield plates are placed approximately in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kazama
  • Publication number: 20150033665
    Abstract: An embossing device comprises a first embossing roller and a second embossing roller forming a passage for a strip of wrapping material to be embossed; the first embossing roller comprises on its surface a tooth set to imprint a pattern and an imprinting system to imprint a reference on the strip to identify a section of the strip: the imprinting system comprises an area without teeth in the tooth set, extending along a sheaf of directrices of the first roller for forming on the strip a non-embossed band in the pattern; the imprinting system comprises a second tooth set lying on the sheaf of directrices to imprint an embossed mark on the strip in the non-embossed band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michele FERRARI, Danilo BERTI, Alessandro VENTUROLI, Stefano NEGRINI
  • Publication number: 20150027188
    Abstract: A method is for producing a circular cylindrical body (10) comprising a workable mass, having at least one helical internal cavity extending in the interior of the body. The body (10) is initially produced with a straight internal recess, for example by means of extrusion. Afterwards the body is cut to a defined length. The body (10) that has been cut to length is then subjected to a rolling process by means of a friction surface arrangement (23) while being supported over the entire length thereof on a support means (16). The rolling process takes place in multiple steps, wherein a rolling movement using a first axis of rotation (25) is performed in a first step, and a rolling movement using a second axis of rotation (26) that is different from the first axis of rotation is used in a second step. There is also an apparatus for performing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Arno FRIEDRICHS
  • Patent number: 8940216
    Abstract: A device and method of producing a building panel with a compressed and curved edge including a press tool, a heat device and a lubricating device and a building panel with a curved edge produced by the device and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Jan Jacobsson, Peter Wingardh
  • Publication number: 20150022761
    Abstract: A light guide plate transfer molding method for performing transfer molding of a light guide plate using a first mold and a second mold, includes performing, on a resin material, transfer molding of a first pattern and a second pattern that are provided on a transfer face of the first mold. The first pattern changes with a specific interval P serving as one period. The second pattern changes with one or two or more periods that correspond to 1/Na of the interval P. Na is a positive integer that satisfies Na?m, m being a specific positive integer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Gouo Kurata
  • Publication number: 20150014880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roller device for treating sheet-form material, in particular for smoothing films (F*) or sheets, comprising a first roller unit 1 and a second roller unit 2, wherein each roller unit (1, 2) comprises: at least one drive motor with a motor moment of inertia JM, a roller (10, 20) with a roller moment of inertia JW, and at least one gear for the kinematic coupling of the roller (10, 20) to the at least one drive motor with a transmission ratio iMW between the at least one drive motor and the roller (10, 20), wherein the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) is rotatable in the opposite direction to the roller (10) of the first roller unit (1), and wherein there is formed between the roller (1 0) of the first roller unit (1) and the roller (20) of the second roller unit (2) a first roller gap (40) through which the sheet-form material (F) is guided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jürgen Flecke, Alexander Paulus, Joerg Nickel, Andreas Weistroffer
  • Patent number: 8932044
    Abstract: The foil embossing device comprises an embossing roller and two counter-rollers, one of the rollers being driven by a drive and the rollers having a configuration where the teeth, rings, or ridges project from the base cylinder, at least the embossing roller having teeth that project from the base cylinder and at least partly also serve for driving the counter-roller. To increase the uniformity of the embossing of the foil, the embossing roller has a diameter that is reduced by 0.02 to 0.20 mm over a certain length that is at least the same as the width of the foil. The length of the reduced diameter is preferably chosen so as to exceed the width of the foil being printed. Due to this depression, such a device allows a perfectly uniform embossing of foils of any kind independently of the design of the embossing rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventor: Charles Boegli
  • Publication number: 20150008622
    Abstract: Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: RONALD J. SCHERER
  • Patent number: 8926305
    Abstract: A dispensing mechanism that deploys a roll of web material having slit cuts and expands it into a web with a cellular structure. This is accomplished by mounting the roll of unexpanded web material on an axle that is positioned at a first angle to a guide wheel assembly. That first angle is not perpendicular to the direction of deployment. The material moves through the guide wheel assembly longitudinally in such a way that tension is applied at a second angle to the direction of deployment. This diagonal tension causes the web material to expand and form cells. Single axle as well as multi-axle systems are disclosed. In this way, a plurality of rolls of web material may be deployed and expanded as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KUCHARCO Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kuchar, David M. Kuchar
  • Patent number: 8905748
    Abstract: A compact deformation-based micro-texturing apparatus and method employ flexure bearing houses for rotatably supporting opposite ends of each of a first (e.g. upper) roll and a second (e.g. lower) roll to provide a working roll gap between the rolls, wherein at least one of the rolls has one or more micro surface features to plastically deform a surface of a workpiece deformed by rolling action in the roll gap. An electrical current may be passed through the workpiece to assist micro deformation. A roll gap adjusting device is operably associated with the first and second flexure bearing houses for adjusting the roll gap dimension to the final depth of the micro surface features to be imparted to the surface of the workpiece by the rolling action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Rui Zhou, Kornel F. Ehmann
  • Publication number: 20140356504
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of a food press that utilizes mechanical devices, such as lever arms, inclined planes, cams, and/or rollers to increase the force applied to food by a ratio of two to one or more in comparison to the force applied by a human operator to the device. High compression forces are particularly important when working with low fat foods such as low-fat hamburger, game meat, flaked or ground fish or ground vegetable products. The various embodiment of food presses described and disclosed herein may also be used to produce stuffed food products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Imlach, Thane Humphrey
  • Patent number: 8900500
    Abstract: A die roller and method for making a die roller for use in manufacturing Fresnel lens angular segments or sub-segments, the die roller having one or more segment dies and curvilinear Fresnel facet dies, the Fresnel facet dies having a collar, a peak, and a base, the collar being sloped, the peak being rounded, and the base being rounded, according to a die algorithm based upon one or more facet factors, in order to reduce the deformation of Fresnel lens angular segments or sub-segments extruded with the die roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Black Night Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Neldon P. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140335310
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a surface protection film that has no rolling defects such as blocking or wrinkling when rolled into a roll, and that, after the film is bonded to an adherend, is rolled into a roll, and stored for long periods of time, does not transfer unevenness or fisheyes on the back surface to the adherend. The surface protection film is fabricated as an elastomer by setting the arithmetical mean roughness (Ra) of the surface of a cold roller (4) to no more than 0.2 ?m, and the ten point mean roughness (Rz) of the surface of a nip roller (3) to 2-8 ?m and the mean distance (Sm) between protrusions and depressions thereof to no more than 90 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Ichinomiya, Kinzou Nakagawa, Nanako Furuichi
  • Patent number: 8877106
    Abstract: There are provided a forming device capable of drying at a high speed and of manufacturing a thermosetting resin foam plate more efficiently and stably without multilayering any unnecessary surface material, and a method of efficiently manufacturing a thermosetting resin foam plate therefor. A thermosetting resin foam plate is manufactured by: mixing a resin composition containing at least a thermosetting resin, a foaming agent and a curing agent in a mixer; continuously discharging the resin composition on a traveling air-permeable and flexible surface material, and at the same time covering the upper surface of the resin composition with an air-permeable and flexible surface material; and passing the covered resin composition through a forming device equipped with conveyors having apertures having an aperture area ratio of 15% or more and 80% or less to form and cure the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Inoue, Tadashi Ishio
  • Patent number: 8876520
    Abstract: A dimpled fabric creation system and method is provided to form a dimpled fabric using a mold or machine having a plurality of protrusions and grooves, while avoiding the repetitive steps to manually shape each protrusion individually by tying portions of fabric individually. The protrusions may be of complex three dimensional shapes to form dimples in the fabric having corresponding complex three dimensional shapes. The system and method provide for creation of a dimpled fabric container, wherein the dimpled fabric container may be utilized in gift wrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher G. Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20140308384
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a film. The main body includes a circumferential surface. A number of microstructures formed on the circumferential surface. The film is formed on the circumferential surface and the microstructures. The film is made of silicon carbide mixed with Diamond-like Carbon. The contact angle of water droplet of the film is larger than 120 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140264983
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for fabricating a patterned lens through hot stamping techniques. In certain example embodiments, a lens material is placed in a heat press. The heat press includes at least one shim having a patterned surface. The shim is pressed onto the lens material with the patterned surface contacting the lens material. The heat press heats the lens material to malleability and the pattern of the shim is pressed into the lens material. The lens material is then cooled and a patterned lens is fabricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Danny Steven Cape
  • Patent number: 8833216
    Abstract: A tool for perforating a polymeric film is disclosed having a support substrate and at least one projection extending from the substrate. The projection is multi-sided with side walls that have straight sides that are tapered upwardly and inwardly from the support substrate at an angle theta (?) that is at least 5°. The angle is measured in relation to imaginary lines extending perpendicularly to the substrate at the locations at which the side walls contact the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Amcor Limited
    Inventors: David Lee Carew, Erol Craig Harvey, Jasson Lindsay Mills, Ramon Glenny Waycott, Richard Leigh Barber, William Howard Barling
  • Patent number: 8821149
    Abstract: Apparatus for treating at least one web passing through the apparatus includes a first roller and a second roller positioned adjacent the first roller to define a nip for receiving the at least one web. The first roller has a pair of spaced apart ends, a length extending between the ends, a circumference, and at least one bearer ring extending around the circumference of the first roller generally at a center of the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lee Lohoff
  • Patent number: 8814555
    Abstract: The drywall tapering device has a drive roller and two idler rollers extending from the front face of a frame in a triangular configuration with the drive roller above the idler rollers. The drive roller has an annular groove defined around its base and tapers in diameter from wide to narrow as the roller extends from the base to its free end. The butt end of a drywall panel is supported against an elongate track. The frame is clamped over the butt end and the track, a spring-biased adjustment screw assembly being used to clamp the drive roller against the butt end with the track engaging the groove. A drill grips a mandrel extending from the drive roller and causes the drive roller to rotate and ride along the track, forming a tapered recess in the butt end of the drywall, the idler rollers following below the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Alex G. Hensley, Sr., Paul H. Balentine
  • Publication number: 20140227412
    Abstract: An imprinter for creating impressions of designs in media such as buttercream, fondant, gum paste, modeling dough, and cookie dough for decoration. The imprinter includes a retainer having a retainer body and at least one retaining portion and a lock configured to be received by the retainer. The lock has a lock retaining portion engageable with the retaining portion of the retainer to selectably secure the lock to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: David STARR, Erin SMITH, Traci CHAPPLE, Stephanie GOODE, Mason UMHOLTZ, Angie LULLIE, John McDAVITT
  • Patent number: 8801419
    Abstract: A cake decoration mold assembly includes a collapsible housing that has a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from a perimeter edge of the bottom wall. A shaft is positioned on a top edge of the perimeter wall of the collapsible housing such that the shaft extends between a first lateral side and a second lateral side of the perimeter wall of the collapsible housing. The shaft has a shaped cake decoration positioned on the shaft so the shaft may dry the shaped cake decoration. A roller is rollable over the cake decoration so the roller may flatten the cake decoration. A hook may be selectively coupled to the collapsible housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Ramona Oskirka
  • Patent number: 8795563
    Abstract: A roll press for the compression or compacting of granular products. Two detachable rolls separated by a roll gap are driven in opposite directions and mounted on shafts to rotate in a machine frame. The shafts of the mobile rolls are received in bearing housings arranged in a mobile manner in the machine frame. Two respective bearing housings of different rolls, arranged on one side of the rolls, are interconnected by at least one pressure cylinder having at least two working chambers. A method for centering mobile rolls in such a roll press. The at least two working chambers have a force effect acting in opposite directions, and are interconnected in such a way that a pressure medium can circulate between the chambers. In this way, the hydraulic system is positioned in a fixed manner on the machine frame, the rolls nonetheless being mounted in the machine frame in a floating manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Splinter
  • Publication number: 20140205755
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a seamless ring-shaped molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is directly formed on the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface including a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of polymer resin consisting of polydimethylsiloxane and a plurality of silica nanoparticles formed in polymer grids of the polydimethylsiloxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140182766
    Abstract: A microporous insulation material mixture is blended and the blended mixture is spread across a lower conveyor belt which is trained over rollers. To aid the spreading of the mixture a spreading device is used. The mixture is delivered by the conveyor to a pressing system which in this case comprises an upper conveyor belt. The pressing system also comprises a nipping means provided in this case by a plurality of upper and lower nipping rollers. The gaps between the individual rollers are adjustable. An upper fleece liner is led from a delivery roller to lie between the upper conveyor belt and the insulation mixture and a lower fleece liner is fed from a delivery roller to lie between the insulation mixture and the lower conveyor belt. The fleece liners may be used to encase the core prior to enclosing in an envelope and applying a vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KINGSPAN HOLDINGS (IRL) LIMITED
    Inventors: Malcolm Rochefort, Adrian Pargeter
  • Publication number: 20140183780
    Abstract: A method of producing an opened fiber bundle is in a space-saving manner. The method of continuously producing an opened fiber bundle for a cleaning member, includes the steps of (a1) providing (i) first nip rolls, (ii) second nip rolls, (iii) third nip rolls, and (iv) an air feeder; (a2) conveying a fiber bundle using the first nip rolls and the second nip rolls to apply a tensile force to the fiber bundle; (a3) conveying the fiber bundle using the second nip rolls and the third nip rolls to relax the fiber bundle, thereby forming a belt-shaped fiber bundle; and (a4) blowing air from the air feeder in a direction intersecting with the conveying direction of the first belt-shaped fiber bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20140186480
    Abstract: A molding roller includes a cylindrical main body and a flexible molding film. The main body has a circumferential surface. The molding film is wound around and fixed to the circumferential surface. The molding film has a molding surface including a number of molding patterns. The molding film is made of flexible organic-inorganic composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIA-LING HSU
  • Publication number: 20140179186
    Abstract: An amino resin film, obtained by at least partial curing of an aminoplastic-nonwoven impregnate having a residual moisture of at least 4.0% by weight, comprising, in each case in relation to the total weight of the aminoplastic-nonwoven impregnate, (a) 5.0% by weight to 95.0% by weight of a partially cured aminoplastic resin and (b) 5.0% by weight to 95.0% by weight of a nonwoven, wherein the nonwoven comprises polyester fibers and polyamide fibers, and wherein the amino resin film has a residual moisture of less than 4.0% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Resopal GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Ludwig Hahn
  • Patent number: 8753105
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a three-dimensional object by layerwise consolidation of powder comprises a lowerable build platform for supporting the object during manufacture and a sealable chamber for controlling the atmosphere around the object. The apparatus also has gas transport devices, such as pumps and valves. Substantially all of the gas transport devices are maintained within a controlled atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: MTT Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Simon Peter Scott
  • 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: 8740599
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting a patterned surface on both sides of an opaque web. The apparatus includes a first patterned roll, a second pattered roll, and a means for rotating the first and second patterned rolls such that their patterns are transferred to opposite sides of the opaque web while it is in continuous motion. During this process, their patterns are maintained in continuous registration to within at least 100 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John S. Huizinga, Vincent W. S. King, John T. Strand, James N. Dobbs, William V. Dower, Daniel H. Carlson, Serge Wetzels, Gregory F. King, Olester Benson, Jr., Brian W. Lueck, Haiyan Zhang, Jeremy K. Larsen, M. Benton Free, David W. Kuhns, Samual W. Hunter, Thelma E. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8734700
    Abstract: A process for the production of virtually full density polyolefin suitable for further processing by drawing to form a high tenacity, highly oriented polyolefin sheet comprising: a) feeding a metered amount of polyolefin powder into the nip between two vertically stacked and heated calender rolls through application of the polyolefin powder to the apex of the topmost of the two heated calender rolls; b) rolling the powder through the nip until a coherent sheet of polyolefin sheet is produced: and c) once a coherent polyolefin sheet exits the nip adjusting the temperature in the nip to obtain specific tensile and elongation properties. Apparatus for the performance of such a process is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Harding, Gene C. Weedon