With Assembling Of Distinct Members Patents (Class 493/334)
  • Patent number: 11140840
    Abstract: A plant propagation system is described that can be utilized for micropropagation through early stages of plant development. A system can include multiple plant support matrices, containers for the matrices, and optionally a tool for separating sections of a plant support matrix from the remainder of the matrix. During use developing plant tissue can be transferred between matrices and growth media can be varied with little or no damage to developing plant tissue and lower chances for contamination of the developing plant tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Adelberg, Amber E. Heck, David Dallinger Kurth, Justine M. Olszewski
  • Patent number: 10889391
    Abstract: A zipper closure device for use with a turret type flexible pouch fill machine. The zipper closer device has a pair of rollers supported by an arm which is permitted to oscillate within a support module. The support module is mounted such that the rollers oscillate in a radial direction with respect to the access of rotation of the turret. The support module is supported by an arm in a post which permits positioning of the closer device with respect to the position of the pouches to be closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Emmanuel K. Christophel
  • Patent number: 10624796
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a built-in detection device and a detection method thereof for disposable diapers which relates to the technical field of intelligent diapers and includes a circuit substrate attached inside the diaper and an alarm module placed outside the diaper, wherein the circuit substrate is provided with a core circuit region, a temperature sensor, a urine-wet sensor group and a bioelectrogenesis module. The core circuit region includes a power management module, a data acquisition module and a wireless transmitting module. The data acquisition module is electrically connected to the power management module, the urine-wet sensor group, the wireless transmitting module, and the temperature sensor, respectively. The power management module is electrically connected to the bioelectrogenesis module. The wireless transmitting module is connected to the alarm module in wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Zhuodong Li, Xiaobo Wang, Zhongke Wang, Bo Lai, Hao Qu, Shuai Wang
  • Patent number: 10518925
    Abstract: The objective of the present invention is to provide a molded paper body in which the outer peripheral portion of a blank primarily of paper is formed in a raised shape using draw processing, wherein the molded paper body eliminates the occurrence of wrinkles causing leaking or instability of adhesion when used as the bottom member of a paper cup or similar paper container and a forming method thereof. The method for manufacturing this molded paper body is to draw-process, with a punch and die, a single blank primarily of paper, and is characterized by use of a holding mechanism to press the outer peripheral portion of the blank between a wrinkle pressing member and the die upper surface, and setting the force applied by the wrinkle pressing member within an appropriate range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Ichiro Kunihiro, Seiji Okabe
  • Patent number: 10299723
    Abstract: A moisture-sensitive device is provided that includes a dissolvable conductive material. Exposure of the dissolvable conductive material to urine or some other fluid causes the dissolvable conductive material to dissolve, increasing an effective resistance of the dissolvable conductive material. This change in resistance can be detected to determine the presence of an aqueous fluid. In response to such detection, a transmitter can then provide a wireless transmission indicative of the presence of the fluid. This moisture-sensitive device can be provided in a diaper and transmissions produced by the device can be detected using a smart phone or other device and used to indicate to a user that the diaper has been soiled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brian Pepin, Robert Wiser
  • Publication number: 20140352509
    Abstract: A counter-die apparatus includes a plurality of recesses disposed thereon, wherein the recesses are adapted to be disposed and aligned with blades of a cutting die, such that the recesses create uncut portions on an underside of a paperboard material as cut by a cutting die in a die converting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Michigan Lasercut
    Inventor: Steven Schroder
  • Publication number: 20140142533
    Abstract: An absorbent article including a chassis and a laminate. The chassis has a topsheet side, a backsheet side, and first and second opposing longitudinal edges extending from a rear waist region to an opposing front waist region. The laminate includes a carrier having a first face and a second face and a fastening patch on a portion of the first face of the carrier. The laminate is wrapped around the first longitudinal edge of the chassis in the rear waist region so that the second face of the carrier contacts the topsheet side and the backsheet side of the chassis. The fastening patch includes fastening elements that are exposed on the topsheet side of the chassis. A method of making the absorbent article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Mark A. Peltier, Leigh E. Wood
  • Publication number: 20130059712
    Abstract: Apparatus for inserting a folded film into another folded film include combining the films without unfolding or folding either of the folded films. In particular, one or more implementations include a spreader bar configured to separate layers of a first folded film. Additionally, the apparatus can include one or more orientation rollers configured to direct a second film between the separated layers of the first folded film. Furthermore, the apparatus can include a direction change bar configured to change the direction a travel of the second film while the second film is positioned between the layers of the first folded film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Matthew W. Waldron, Angelli Sue Denmon
  • Publication number: 20120322639
    Abstract: A method of producing an absorbent body for an absorbent article having an absorbent body disposed generally centrally of the article and adapted for absorbing liquid body waste released by the wearer includes passing a first cut-out from a first web material through a nip, passing a second web material through the nip whereby the cut-out from the first web material overlays the second web material as the cut-out and the second web material pass through the nip, and performing one of the following as the cut-out from the first web material and the second material together pass through the nip: forming a fold line in the second web material at the peripheral edge of the cut-out of the first web material and forming a second cut-out from the second web material having substantially the same shape as the first cut-out from the first web material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Maria Raidel, Franz Aschenbrenner, Jan Ullmann
  • Publication number: 20120319312
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20120227639
    Abstract: This invention relates to shipping pallets 10 that may be constructed, at least in part, from structural members 100 that are largely fabricated from paper and paper based materials. One or more of the structural members 100 may include a wrapper 60 secured in tension to a core 20. The core 20 may include one or more laminated fiberboard sheets 40. Because of the use of paper and paper based materials, the one or more aspects of shipping pallets 10 in accordance with the present inventions may be recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: David Michael LOVE
  • Publication number: 20120108410
    Abstract: Pant type nappies, or diapers, are provided with lateral tabs applied by a device comprising a conveyor (10) on which absorbent central bodies (3), one per nappy (2), are caused to advance in succession along a given feed direction (D), also a feed device (12) facing the conveyor (10) and supplying a succession of prefolded lateral tabs (4), ordered in pairs. A pair of tabs (4) is placed on each absorbent central body (3) in turn, and at least a first end (4a) of each tab (4) fixed to one corresponding edge of the body. The device further comprises a folding mechanism operating along the conveyor (10), downstream of the feed device (12), by which the successive absorbent central bodies (3) are bent double, and respective second ends (4b) of the two lateral tabs (4) fastened to the edges of the body (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Perego, Matteo Piantoni
  • Publication number: 20110245058
    Abstract: Personal sanitary items are manufactured by a machine comprising a first feed system (2) directing a first continuous web (3) of material along a given feed path (P), a device (9) serving to make a succession of absorbent pads and apply the single pads to the first web (3) of material, and a second feed system (19) supplying a second continuous web (20) of material that is bonded ultimately to the first web (3), with the pads sandwiched between, to produce a continuous succession of sanitary items. The pad-making device (9) comprises at least one cutter (12) by which a continuous band (11) of absorbent material is divided up to produce the succession of pads, and the feed path (P) follows a convoluted trajectory substantially of “S” configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Federica Alberti
  • Patent number: 7993254
    Abstract: A container and method of manufacture are provided. The container includes a cup with a permanently attached sleeve overlying an exterior portion of the cup sidewall. The sleeve includes a plurality of inwardly directed protuberances providing a gap between a substantial portion of the cup sidewall and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Huhtamaki, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Robertson, George E. MacEwen
  • Patent number: 7490450
    Abstract: A process and an arrangement for covering a flat-lying blank, preferably made of cardboard with a cover, in particular applicable in the production of book covers is described. The covering takes place in cycles in a number of working stations, whereby an overall cycle time can be given to each working station in advance. Each working station comprises at least one working means, to which at least one sub-cycle time is assigned. It is provided that in the case of a constant remaining overall cycle time, at least one sub-cycle time assigned to the working means of a procedural step is adapted to the processed materials. The present invention is in particular applicable when at least one edge of a cover applied to a blank is folded over. The folding over of the edge takes place thereby in a folding station within the pre-set overall cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Michael Hoerauf Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Werner Stahlecker
  • Patent number: 7472474
    Abstract: The machine is designed to form pallets by assembling cardboard longitudinal beams (1) and transverse beams (2) comprising means for storage, feed and dosing of longitudinal beams (1) and with means for storage, feed and dosing of transverse beams (2), means provided at corresponding areas (4, 5) for placing the longitudinal beams (1) longitudinally edgewise and coupling transversally thereto the corresponding transverse beams (2), both being provided with complementary notches for assembling the same. The longitudinal beams (1) from the area (4) are displaced on rails (16) and are situated in the area (5) where the transverse beams (2) fall and are pushed vertically by a pusher (22) to assemble the transverse beams (2) onto the longitudinal beams (1) previously and appropriately placed in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Inventor: José Boix Jaen
  • Publication number: 20040038794
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a bound media body utilizes individually folded sheets of media that have cuts on the folded edges. The folded sheets of media are formed by making cuts along a predefined line of the sheets of media and then folding the sheets of media along the cuts. The folded sheets of media are bound by adhesive material applied onto the folded edges of the sheets of media to form the bound media body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Eric Hoarau
  • Patent number: 6637996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bookbinding apparatus attached to face to an end face of a sheet bundle where the sheet bundle is formed of collected sheets on which images are formed by an image forming apparatus. The bookbinding apparatus comprises a container detachably attached to a body of the bookbinding apparatus and an adhesive sheet on a surface of which a hot melt type adhesive to be melt by a heating means is coated, the adhesive sheet being contained in the container as in a state that the adhesive sheet is wound in a roll shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Hayakawa, Tsuyoshi Waragai, Tomoyuki Araki, Atsushi Ogata, Masayoshi Fukatsu, Junichi Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 6503183
    Abstract: A reinforced container having a header or tear strip, the header comprising an affixed tape having an adhesive and a polymeric backing, the backing positioned to face the container, such that upon heat sealing, the polymeric film-to-header weld seal is stronger than the header-to-container seal ordinarily achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Rexam Medical Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Edward Bennish, Jr., Robert William Hinley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6248051
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making improved folded signature for subsequent use in gathering and combining or binding in bookbinding. Each folded signature includes uniquely positioned perforated folds, sequences of folding and adhered together perforated folded edges which reduce folding time, alter folded signature orientation during gathering, eliminate the need for having a conventional backbone, and provide a binding or pulling edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Joseph Bellanca Revocable Trust
    Inventor: Joseph V. Bellanca
  • Patent number: 6200250
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a diaper includes constructing a backing sheet having an exterior surface and an interior surface so a to form an exterior of the diaper and an interior of the diaper, bonding a tissue layer to the interior surface of the backing sheet, bonding an elastic pouch to the exterior surface of the backing sheet to contain a detector module, and placing sensing electrodes within the interior of the diaper along the interior surface of the backing sheet in contact with the tissue layer that is bonded to the backing sheet, and in a direction to extend opposite the elastic pouch that is bonded to the outside of the backing sheet so as to allow the sensing electrodes to couple capacitively to the sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Knox Security Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: David Janszen
  • Patent number: 5976065
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for making improved folded signature for subsequent use in gathering and combining or binding in bookbinding. Each folded signature includes uniquely positioned perforated folds, sequences of folding and adhered together perforated folded edges which reduce folding time, alter folded signature orientation during gathering, eliminate the need for having a conventional backbone, and provide a binding or pulling edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Joseph V. Bellanca Revocable Trust
    Inventor: Joseph V. Bellanca
  • Patent number: 5913764
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing flat-bottom bags with a glued-in bottom lining includes the steps of applying a contact adhesive, which develops a desired adhesive force only when two surfaces, both of which are coated with the contact adhesive, are pressed against one another, onto a starting material for the bag, subsequently closing the starting material into a tube, supplying the tube to a bottom-laying station to produce a flat-positioned bottom of the bag, and completing gluing by exertion of pressure on the flat-positioned bottom of the bag after the bottom lining has been placed upon the flat-positioned bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Fischer & Krecke GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Wilfried Kolbe, Hans-Rudolph Van Den Maagdenberg, Gunter Niemeyer, Diethard Obermeier, Klaus Schirrich
  • Patent number: 5807226
    Abstract: A foldable card and method of making has multiple panels connected by fold lines which are placed laterally inward from free peripheral edges of end panels such that the card can be die cut in a folded configuration around an entire periphery of the card without entirely eliminating the fold lines. In a preferred method of making the cards, card stock is folded along the fold lines prior to cutting. The fold lines of the card are spaced at intervals to define different widths of adjoining panels so that when folded in a "Z" configuration a free peripheral edge of an end panel overlaps or underlaps a fold line. There may be multiple fold line interconnected panels between end panels. The fold lines may be oriented generally vertically or generally horizontally relative to the face of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventor: Sterling E. Lani Bradley
  • Patent number: 5772569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus the continuous production of package blanks. The package blank is intended for delivering books by mail and it is fabricated by drawing from a roll, a web of cardboard (1w), having a surface which is coated with adhesive zones (19) at distances corresponding to the length of a blank. A stud-chain conveyor (14) driven in synchronization with a cardboard-web (1w) chopping device supplies the adhesive zones (19) with paper strips (2p) forming an inner wrapper for the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Pussikeskus OY
    Inventor: Veikko Janhonen
  • Patent number: 5549538
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a multi-ply square bottom bag having a front wall, a back wall, a pair of gusseted side walls, each of which join to said front and back walls. There is also formed a gusseted square bottom panel having spaced but substantially parallel gusset edges and said bottom is joined to the front, back and side walls. The bag is produced by providing a web of inner ply material and a web of outer ply material, adhesively joining said webs into a composite and forming said bag from said joined webs. The improvement relates to forming a first flap in the inner web by cutting the web so as to form a plurality of free edges and a hinge line for said flap. The hinge line is connected to the free edges so that the free edges and hinge line define the flap. Thereafter joining the inner and outer webs to form the composite web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Bagcraft Corporation of America
    Inventor: Ronald Marsik
  • Patent number: 5503611
    Abstract: A mailing container having upper and lower plain paper layers padded with at least two layers of globular paper is made with feed and unwinding devices for upper and lower paper webs and an unwinding device for the padded webs. A device connects the paper webs with padded webs adjacent an edge of the mailing containers. A device cuts the mailing containers to a predetermined format. A station for globular paper includes at least one supply roll to be unwound from the upper paper web and a lower paper web. A reactivatable hot melt adhesive is applied along predetermined zones, on at least one of the globular paper webs and on at least one web of the upper and lower paper webs before the webs are brought together. The hot melt adhesive applied to the predetermined zones between the upper and lower paper web and/or between the globular paper webs causes these webs to be permanently joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Vereinigte Papierwarenfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Richter, Georg Kucha
  • Patent number: 5342467
    Abstract: A five-piece expanding pocket having front inner and outer panels secured to each other by cohesive glue, rear inner and outer panels secured to each other by cohesive glue, and a gusset having outer edge portions with cohesive glue on opposite sides thereof bonded between edge portions of the front and rear inner and outer panels which are bonded to each other. A fixture for assembling a five-piece expanding pocket including locating plates for retaining front and rear inner panels in a predetermined position, a positioning member for locating a gusset relative to the front and rear inner panels on the locating plates and permitting the gusset to be secured to cohesive glue on the front and rear inner panels, and the locating plates also permitting the locating of the front and rear outer panels relative to the front and rear inner panels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas J. Corey
  • Patent number: 5207631
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for folding of sheet material into symmetrical and nonsymmetrical shapes. The method and apparatus is shown as applied to making a pallet construction wherein a series of symmetrical stringer members made on the apparatus of the present invention are inserted into an equal plurality of nonsymmetrically shaped cross-stringers, also made by the apparatus of the present invention, both of which have had adhesive applied while being folded to retain the shape into which they are made, a top sheet is applied and also glued in place to make a pallet. The method involves essentially supplying a sheet of material such as a fiberboard blank of appropriate composition and size, running the blank through crushing and scoring rollers to produce fold lines in the blank, and asymmetrically (making more folds from one side of the blank than from the other side) or symmetrically folding the blank into a predetermined shape while applying adhesive at predetermined points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: Fabmation, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Schmidtke, Joachim G. Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 5112290
    Abstract: A pop-out slide and a method of fabricating the same from a single continuous web of material. The method comprises cutting a web of material to define a through slot and a cutout, such that the cutout in turn defines a pop-out member superimposable with and shaped and alignable for selective extension through the slot, slitting said web into two ribbons, one ribbon including said slot and the other including the cutout and the pop-out member. The method proceeds by stacking the ribbons in a position for aligning the pop-out member with the slot, applying a seam of glue adjacent the slot and marrying the ribbon carrying the pop-out member with the ribbon carrying the slot. Thereafter, the method proceeds by folding over the slot-carrying ribbon so as to fully enclose the ribbon carrying the pop-out member and such that the seam of glue extends through the cutout defining the pop-out member to adhesively secure with a facing surface of the slot-carrying ribbon to the other side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: The Lehigh Press, Inc.
    Inventor: Susan Hibsch
  • Patent number: 4963125
    Abstract: Promotional pieces including pop-up structures and methods for mass production on a web press or the like are disclosed. After manipulating the web to create a double thickness in a region of two pop-up panels, die-cutting of the double-thickness region creates an identical pattern along edges of these panels which creates a desired artistic effect found earlier in hand-assembled items. These pieces may have a pop-up structure which includes a tunnel-like construction having apertures formed along a hinge line between two panels. Die-cutting may also be performed along both edges of a pair of folded-over pop-up panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: One-Up, Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Volkert
  • Patent number: 4876839
    Abstract: Apparatus for attaching seal-strip segments to individual packages, where the segments are in the form of a strip having opposed surfaces, includes a transfer element moveable periodically between a receiving position for receiving a segment from a supply thereof and a transfer position for transferring the segment. The transfer element releasably holds a segment with one surface thereof in contact with the element. A rotatable turret is provided having a plurality of stations at equal angular positions about the axis of rotation of the turret, each station having a support surface for supporting a segment. Rotation of the turret is synchronized with movement of the transfer element such that, during one revolution of the turret, a different one of the stations is operatively associated with the transfer element each time the latter moves to its transfer position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1989
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc./Tokyo Automatic Machinery Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Honda, Taizo Ogata, Tadao Etani
  • Patent number: 4874356
    Abstract: An improved method for making promotional pieces wherein a high speed web-press operation results in mass-production of attractive pieces which include three or more interconnected pop-up panels which assume a three-dimensional shape when the outer folder is opened. The preferred method utilizes a plurality of longitudinal slitting and folding steps, together with the application of glue lines in strategic locations, and culminates in the transverse cutting of the continuous moving web to separate each blank in series from the next. A continuous web is preferably longitudinally slit into at least three continuous ribbons which are then manipulated and associated with one another to create an endless series of interconnected pop-up assemblies atop a ribbon consisting of two side-by-side basepieces. In an alternative method, only two ribbons are employed, and pieces having a false backbone are created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: One Up, Inc.
    Inventor: John K. Volkert
  • Patent number: 4846775
    Abstract: A method for precision aligning of carton blanks having discrete fold lines in the manufacture of product display packages utilizes projecting alignment pins and transparent window blanks having laterally opposed notches. The alignment pins are arranged about the periphery of a carton blank having discrete fold lines and adjacent the inner edges of a formed opening for registration of the carton blank. The transparent window blank, having its pair of opposed notches in alignment with a fold line, is disposed in overlapping relationship over the opening of the carton blank, such that the alignment pins are received within the notches. The cooperation of the alignment pins and notches effectively provides precision alignment of the transparent window blank with the carton blank, for example, with respect to their fold lines and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Klearfold, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvin B. Herrin
  • Patent number: 4816014
    Abstract: A machine for receiving a handle strip from a dispenser, rotating the strip to align it with a predetermined location on a moving carton blank, and applying the strip to the blank. A vacuum head for gripping the strips is carried by an arm mounted for rotation about a horizontal axis extending transversely of the moving blanks. The vacuum head is rotated through rotation of a pinion, which itself is rotated by a reciprocating rack. A cam follower mounted in a stationary cam causes the rack to reciprocate, thereby postively moving the rack in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Assignee: Manville Corporation
    Inventors: Charles W. Bratton, James D. McPherson, Delbert D. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4792325
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for continuously making cardboard runners and stringers and assembling them into a cardboard pallet. Whether a runner or stringer is involved, the method involves essentially supplying a fiberboard blank of appropriate composition and size, running the blank through a perforating and scoring roller to produce fold lines in the blank, and progressively folding the blank from the outside in, by passing it through a plurality of curvilinear rods, and applying adhesive to portions of the blank during the folding process. The runners and stringers thus produced are assembled together to form a cardboard pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Inventor: Joachim G. Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 4731150
    Abstract: An apparatus for glueing together two different material layers, of which one is intended to form a first cover in a folder, file or the like and the other a second cover and/or a spine in the folder, file or the like, the glueing being carried out in an area where the layers overlap each other, by a glueing device included in the apparatus, said device coating one side of one layer with a glue strip along or close to one edge thereof. The apparatus also includes an aligning means (23, 25), which aligns both layers relative each other so that they overlap each other in an area which is at least as wide as the width of the glue strip, a pressing means (26, 28) pressing both layers towards each other in the area for the glue strip therebetween, and a feed means (6-10, 15-18, 29-32) for feeding the layers through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Bind-O-Matic AB
    Inventor: Sture Wiholm
  • Patent number: 4605464
    Abstract: Apparatus for making cell forming inserts for bottle carriers using a continuous web of paperboard. Drive rolls pull the web under tension through a slitter mechanism to slit strips from opposite edges of the web. The slit strips are shifted laterally inwardly over the web by guides and glued back on the web so that, when the web is transversely severed to form the inserts and attached to the bottle carrier blank, the strips will lie between the bottle contact points at the center cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Inventor: Julian B. Slevin
  • Patent number: 4549878
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described for precision aligning and joining of individual blanks together along an overlapping portion thereof by a bonding agent. The individual blanks are conveyed along the apparatus with their lateral edges retained in grooved guides for aligning and maintaining the blanks in precise registration with one another. The grooved guides are provided with ramped transition sections which displace the overlapping edge portion of the blanks towards each other such that the blanks can be joined together by a bonding agent provided therebetween upon further contact of the overlapping portion of the blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Melvin B. Herrin
    Inventors: Melvin B. Herrin, Henry M. Chandler
  • Patent number: 4518379
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is described for aligning and joining individual blanks together along an overlapping portion thereof by a bonding agent. The individual blanks are conveyed within the apparatus, and at least a portion of one blank is displaced away from at least a portion of the other blank in order to allow the blanks to be arranged such that one blank is positioned overlapping the displaced portion of the other blank so that the blanks can be joined together by a bonding agent provided therebetween upon contact of the overlapping portions of the blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Melvin B. Herrin
    Inventor: Charles W. Eldridge
  • Patent number: 4505629
    Abstract: A book making machine comprising casing-in instrumentalities and, optionally, building-in instrumentalities arranged so that the operations required to wrap a book with a cover are effected rectilinearly in succession comprising a cover feeder for delivering covers, one at a time, to a conveyor for movement along a predetermined path and, in succession, a heater for heating the covers, an embosser for embossing the covers to form fold lines, an adhesive-applying device for applying adhesive to the covers, a book feeder for depositing book inserts on the covers, registering devices for registering the inserts with the covers, wrapping devices for wrapping the covers about the inserts, pressure-applying devices for applying pressure to the wrapped inserts and forming devices for forming hinges in the cover panels at the back of the book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1985
    Assignee: permaTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 4413983
    Abstract: An improved multi-station machine is disclosed for assembling ring-type closures from generally cylindrical paperboard cylinders and generally circular paperboard discs. The machine employs a rotatable dial plate, carrying eight mandrels and an improved ring clamping system, which dial plate is incrementally rotated by an automatic indexer assembly relative to the various operating stations which consist of a ring feed station, a disc feed station, an adhesive dispensing station, a curling station, a grooving station and a closure ejecting station. Means are provided for controlling the operation of the various stations so that they operate in substantial synchronism with one another and with the rotatable dial plate. The improved disc feed station automatically feeds the lowermost disc from a stack of discs to a position over a ring on the dial plate and simultaneously forms a peripheral skirt on the disc and positions it in an open end of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Sealright Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry W. Young, William R. Eddy, Raymond C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4398901
    Abstract: System for assembling a divider box from a main body blank, separate end panels and at least one divider panel. The end and divider panels are delivered to a container-erecting station where the panels are secured to the main body blank while the container is being erected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: Crown Zellerbach Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick R. Campbell
  • Patent number: 4387549
    Abstract: A cardboard pack for eggs, or the like, is made of two slitted blanks, the longer one of which is bent into flat-topped and flat-bottomed waves. After the wave bottoms are bonded by adhesive to the flat blank, the wave tops are tucked in and the waves flattened mechanically. After the adhesive bonding, the solid cross-strips at the ends of the flat blanks become unnecessary and are cut off. Precautions are taken to avoid undesired adhesion of strips previously separated by slitting. With the waves flattened, the blanks can be easily stored or transported. The blanks are set up at the place of filling by mechanically raising the waves, bending up the sides of the back to form pockets, inserting the goods, bending over the top strips, and securing them together on their line of abutment. The shorter set of blanks is preprinted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Inventor: Toni Casutt
  • Patent number: 4329808
    Abstract: A tubular member holds a paper, tubular fuselage above a paper wing supported by a plate and below a folding die from which a fuselage presser depends; whereby the fuselage may be attached to the wing and the edges of the wing may be folded into an aerodynamic configuration when the die and tubular member are brought into working association with a pair of upstanding plates which are spaced apart in a manner such that the fuselage and its associated parts may be positioned between said plates while said die folds the wing edges over the upper edges of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Rich, Gary M. Saffer, John C. Woolington
  • Patent number: 4235158
    Abstract: Taking a four panel carton and inserting a divider having end tabs coated with adhesive into the carton and pressing the tabs against the pair of opposite panels to secure the panels and tabs together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: Wayne Automation Corporation
    Inventor: A. David Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4235159
    Abstract: Dividers and cartons are intermittently fed into the machine which automatically assembles the same by inserting one or more dividers into the carton and gluing tabs on the dividers to opposite panels of the carton. The machine has a magazine to feed in the dividers, a carton transporter to feed in the cartons, die means to bend edges of the divider to form the tabs, means to apply glue to the tabs, means to develop bonding pressure between tabs and panels together with a divider transporter. The divider transporter picks-off a divider from the magazine, deposits it in the die means for tab forming and then moves the formed divider into a carton while the tabs are sprayed with glue and then pressure bonded to opposite carton panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: Wayne Automation Corporation
    Inventors: A. David Johnson, Jr., George E. Ginther, Sr., Joseph L. Bachman