Including Assembling Or Disassembling Of Distinct Members Patents (Class 493/343)
  • Publication number: 20150119219
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing absorbent articles comprises delivering a continuous web assembly including a backsheet material, a liquid permeable bodyside liner material, and an absorbent structure interposed between the backsheet material and the bodyside liner material, the web assembly having a body-facing side and a garment-facing side; attaching a discrete segment of first waist elastic material to the body-facing side of the web assembly; attaching a discrete segment of second waist elastic material to the garment-facing side of the web assembly such that the web assembly is interposed between the discrete segments of first and second waist elastic materials; and cutting the web assembly to form a plurality of absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph J. Sina, Kathleen Irene Bennett, Marcille Faye Ruman, Thomas Harold Roessler
  • Publication number: 20140296808
    Abstract: A sensor device for sensing wetness in an absorbent article worn by a subject includes one or more sensing elements; and a coupling for communicating sensor signals between the one or more sensing elements and a receiver. A change in environmental parameter causes a change in electrical behaviour of at least one of the sensing elements, which behaviour can be analysed to determine occurrence of a wetness event in the absorbent article. The changes in electrical behaviour are communicated in the sensor signals to the receiver. The analysis may be by the receiver or a processor in communication with the receiver. Ideally, the sensing elements include capacitive elements and preferably, resonance circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Fred Bergman Heaalthcare PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Curran, David Albert Barda, Don Black, Bradley John Phillips, Peter Kotlarski, Juuso Tuomas Oikkonen, Tomi Juha Petteri Mattila
  • Publication number: 20140274641
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and systems used to manufacture cards that comprise indicators on the edge of the card stock to help identify the cards. The dies comprise projections formed as ridges, grooves, dimples, burrs, protrusions, or other like projections. The projections on the dies are used to stamp out card stock having the desired indicators. The indicators on the card stock may be projections on the edge of the card stock in the form of ridges, grooves, dimples, burrs, protrusions, or other like projections that provide at least a portion of the edge of the card stock with a textured surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Tattersall
  • Publication number: 20140249010
    Abstract: A machine for making absorbent sanitary articles includes a feed conveyor on which a continuous web of material for making the articles is advanced along a feed line in a first direction. A forming and application unit forms and applies by which at least one pair of accessory elements for each article and includes a device for feeding a continuous succession of accessory elements and a conveying unit. The conveying unit includes a conveyor roller for the continuous succession of accessory elements, and a separating device defined by a first and a second spacer roller which are substantially tangent to the conveyor roller at a first and a second pickup station, respectively. The first and the second spacer roller have retaining and alternate movement devices including respective pickup pads which are slidable along a second direction and which are driven by a respective linear electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: GDM S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Alberto Perego
  • Publication number: 20140135730
    Abstract: Generally, a pre-fastened adjustable pant-like disposable absorbent undergarment including a fully severed front body panel and method of manufacturing is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a moving web for use as a body panel and first forming a first cut on the moving web at a first cutting station to define a leading portion of the moving web and a trailing portion of the moving web connected at the first cut. The moving web then passes through an attachment assembly station to bridge the connected leading portion and trailing portion together with a fastener assembly that extends over the first cut. Finally, the moving web is then passed through a second cutting station to provide a second cut through both the moving web and fastener assembly and intersecting with the first cut to completely separate the leading portion and trailing portion of the moving web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Mlinar, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Jason Andrew Verboomen, Bradley William Schoon, Brian Keith Rhodes, Robert Lee Popp, Steven Alan Kolasinski
  • Publication number: 20140099158
    Abstract: A local connection of contact surfaces of top and bottom sheets is formed in a defined connection zone. The zone is polygonal and the top and bottom sheets jointly form within the periphery of this zone a connecting lip with their first side faces located opposite one another cut obliquely through their sheet thickness. These first side faces of the sheets and their adjacent obliquely-oriented second side faces in the zone are complementarily beveled in the form of a conical wall running downwards and inwards, so that in the vicinity of these second neighboring side faces the underside of the bottom sheet protrudes inwards past the top surface of the connecting lip at the location of the top outside edges of its first side faces. A method and an apparatus are arranged to implement the local connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: CREAX PROJECTS N.V.
    Inventors: Jef Vandenberghe, Diederick Syoen, Simon Dewulf
  • Patent number: 8647250
    Abstract: A panel structure having a low-density core that can withstanding loads normal to a first primary surface, and a first facing of high-density sheet material that can extend along the first primary surface. The high-density sheet material can be laminated on the core such that the laminated core and facing cooperatively resist bending loads and loads along the primary surface. The first facing can extend from the first primary surface on a side of the core along a secondary surface, which can be non-parallel to the first primary surface. The first facing can bend along a score line between the first primary surface and the secondary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hexacomb Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence James French, Robert Edward Jaegers, Scott David Daniel
  • Publication number: 20130184137
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a disposable worn article, including: severing a continuous web W along a cut-off line L1 having a predetermined wave shape, dividing the continuous web W into a first and second divided webs W1, W2; allowing the first and second divided webs W1, W2 to cross each other in a width direction X so as to reverse positions of the first and second divided webs W1, W2 in the width direction X; reversing the second divided web W2 by twisting the second divided web W2 by 180°; rotating a second side panel which is cut off from the second divided web W2 by 180°, thereby producing a second side panel PR in line symmetry with a first side panel PL which is cut off from the first divided web W1; and placing and fastening the side panels PL, PR to the side portions of the body 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toyoshi Umebayashi
  • Publication number: 20130171427
    Abstract: A continuous process for making a multi-panel sterilization assembly, the process including the steps of: providing a moving, continuous base web; providing a plurality of subassemblies; applying the subassemblies in position on the moving, continuous base web to define repeating portions that incorporate the subassemblies and alternating portions that lack such subassemblies; providing side tabs; applying the side tabs in position on the moving, continuous base web with respect to at least one edge of the portions that incorporate the subassemblies; attaching the subassemblies and the side tabs to the moving, continuous base web to form a continuous work-piece; and separating the continuous work-piece into individual multi-panel sterilization assemblies, each multi-panel sterilization assembly comprising a barrier panel, a fold protection panel and at least one side tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Mark T. Pamperin, Brian L. Gustin, Eric T. Bricker, Melissa R. Gaynor
  • Publication number: 20130139420
    Abstract: A pop-up format is described, the format comprising a substrate and a box, the substrate comprising a flat sheet having a first part and a second part separated by a substrate fold line, the first part having a top side and a bottom side, the second part having a top side and a bottom side, and the box comprising an upper section and a lower section, the upper section comprising a display portion and a first fastening portion and the lower section comprising a second fastening portion, a raising portion, and a connection portion, the connection portion adhering to the display portion, the first fastening portion adhering to the second part top side and the second fastening portion adhering to the first part top side, the display portion having an area less than an area of the second part of the substrate. A method of manufacture is described as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: THE LEHIGH PRESS LLC
    Inventor: Sharon Rubar
  • Publication number: 20120297736
    Abstract: Cartons with semi-rigid or rigid box-like container sections, along with attached plastic or polymeric reclosable flexible material structures, are disclosed. The resulting containers with reclosable flexible material are intended to be formed so as to be easily filled and closed. Furthermore, methods and apparatus for the manufacture of these cartons are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Steven Ausnit
  • Patent number: 8292792
    Abstract: A cutting device feeds a web between a die roll and an anvil roll, and cuts a continuous portion of the web. The cutting device includes a continuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport the continuous portion of the web being continuous in a moving direction of the web, and a discontinuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport a discontinuous portion of the web being discontinuous in the moving direction of the web. The die roll includes a first large diameter portion whose outer peripheral surface is provided with a cutting blade configured to cut the continuous portion of the web. The anvil roll includes a second large diameter portion disposed to face the first large diameter portion. By the discontinuous portion transport unit, the discontinuous portion passes through between the die roll and the anvil roll without contacting the first large diameter portion and the second large diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120208688
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent article includes forming a pair of side flap-folded sections by folding a continuous sheet such that end sections in a width direction of the continuous sheet are folded inwardly in the width direction, while the continuous sheet is being transported in a continuous direction of the continuous sheet, producing a flap segment by segmenting the continuous sheet at a predetermined pitch in the continuous direction, joining the flap segment to a continuous body of absorbent main bodies in an overlapped manner, while the continuous body of absorbent main bodies is being transported in a transport direction corresponding to a continuous direction of the continuous body, and dividing the flap segment into a section having the pair of first side flaps and a section having the pair of second side flaps by segmenting the continuous body of absorbent main bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Sakaguchi, Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Noriaki Ito, Tomomi Oku
  • Publication number: 20120190523
    Abstract: A machine for making absorbent items comprises a conveyor (9) for feeding a continuous strip (7) of absorbent items in a predetermined direction L, a cutting element (11) for cutting the strip into single absorbent items (2), a unit for feeding and applying to each stretch of the strip which will constitute a single absorbent item (2) a pair of fastening and closure elements (6) for the items; the unit (13) comprising a roller (18) for conveying a succession of pieces (15), intended to form the fastening elements (6), a separating device (22) consisting of a pair of rollers (20, 21) which are at a tangent to the conveyor roller (18) and equipped with suction seats (29, 30), able to slide parallel with their axes, for forming respective successions (32, 33) of pieces (15), which are spaced out in a direction T transversal to the direction L, by a stretch having a predetermined length, a roller (23) for forming pairs of pieces (15), which is at a tangent to both of the rollers (20, 21) and equipped with a first
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Pastrello, Luca Pedretti, Alberto Perego, Matteo Piantoni
  • Publication number: 20120178604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for welding and separating a packaging material (4) for a package, comprising an ultrasonic welding device (2) with a sonotrode (3) and an anvil (5) for sealing the packaging material (4), wherein the sonotrode (3) is rotatable about a first axis of rotation (X) and the anvil (5) is rotatable about a second axis of rotation (Y), and a cutting device (6) with at least one blade (7) for separating the packaging material (4), which device is arranged in the anvil (5), wherein the at least one blade (7) is arranged on the anvil (5) in such a way that a minimum distance (5) between the sonotrode (3) and a cutting edge (8) of the blade (7) is maintained, and so the packaging material (4) can be severed without any contact between the sonotrode (3) and the blade (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Ippers, Ulrich Wieduwilt
  • Publication number: 20120083399
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hip panel for a disposable absorbent article includes feeding a web to a cutting apparatus. The web is cut at a first location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved lower edge of the hip panel. The web is cut at a second location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved upper edge of the hip panel. The curved lower edge and the curved upper edge are substantially identical with respect to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Christine Putzer, Gary Lee Travis
  • Patent number: 8096931
    Abstract: A cutting device feeds a web between a die roll and an anvil roll, and cuts a continuous portion of the web. The cutting device includes a continuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport the continuous portion of the web being continuous in a moving direction of the web, and a discontinuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport a discontinuous portion of the web being discontinuous in the moving direction of the web. The die roll includes a first large diameter portion whose outer peripheral surface is provided with a cutting blade configured to cut the continuous portion of the web. The anvil roll includes a second large diameter portion disposed to face the first large diameter portion. By the discontinuous portion transport unit, the discontinuous portion passes through between the die roll and the anvil roll without contacting the first large diameter portion and the second large diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8038826
    Abstract: An improved tabbed divider making apparatus is disclosed. The machine preferably improves upon existing tabbed divider making machines in its ease of use and efficiency. Among other elements, the machine may include a paper feeder, a processing section, and an output tray. An improved film delivery system is also disclosed, as well as methods relating to manufacturing of tabbed dividers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scott Office Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kucera, Kevin Hartnett, Thomas J. Richmond
  • Patent number: 7955243
    Abstract: A poster printing method divides a large format poster image into a plurality of image sections and prints them on individual sheets of paper, where some or all of the sheets are perforated sheets with perforation lines along the edges. Unavoidable white margins on the printed sheets can be removed by tearing off strips of the sheet along the perforation lines. The distance of the perforated lines from the edge is determined by a minimum white margin value and a maximum image shift error value for a typical small printer. In addition, the image sections are overprinted, i.e., the image printed on each individual sheet contains an overprinted area around the image section to ensure image overlap of neighboring sheets. The individual sheets are assembled into a poster by removing the perforated portions of some sheets and aligning images on neighboring sheets along the perforation lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventor: Hao Hu
  • Publication number: 20090025263
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pop-up article from one or more continuous webs of material using an inline printing press. The article comprises a curved or generally semi-cylindrical pop-up device enclosed within a base piece, such that when the base piece is in a closed position, the pop-up device lies flat therein, but when the base piece is moved to an open position, the pop-up device is forced outwardly from the base piece to form a curved or generally semi-cylindrical shape. The method comprises processing a first web or ribbon to define a base piece having a front and back cover, processing a second web or ribbon to define a pop-up device, separating the pop-up device from the second web or ribbon, adhering a tab of the pop-up device to the front cover, adhering a front flap of the pop-up device to the rear cover, and separating the article from the first web or ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: John Robert Ross, Jeffrey T. Stanlaw, John Robert Muessig
  • Publication number: 20090018005
    Abstract: A display easel is provided having a base or first panel which includes a horizontal supporting tab and a vertical restraining tab spaced in vertical relation to the supporting tab. The horizontal supporting tab has a first hinge that enables movement of the supporting tab relative to the panel body, preferably to about 90 degrees, into a position for supporting the first panel. The vertical restraining tab has a second hinge which enables movement of the vertical restraining tab relative to the panel body, preferably between about 120 degrees and 160 degrees, to permit abutment of the vertical restraining tab to the horizontal supporting tab and to restrain movement of the horizontal supporting tab. By restraining movement of the horizontal supporting tab, the display easel is maintained in an upright position. A method of forming a display easel is also provided which enables the display easel to be rapidly and economically manufactured in large quantities, such as through the use of web press equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Ake L. Dahlquist
  • Publication number: 20080185408
    Abstract: The beverage pack comprises a bladder (1) with at least one strap (T) that is integral to the pack. The pack is manufactured so that it is highly durable, strong and minimises plastic wastage, making the pack durable, cost effective and beneficial to the environment. In some forms the pack is be disposable. The pack preferably includes an area of insulation (7), such as bubble type wrap or any other appropriate insulating material, on at least part of it. The pack may also include a reflective panel, such as silver type plastic, on its front panel to keep the beverage within the pack cold and to reflect sunlight. The pack includes a non-toxic drinking hose (4) that is sealed within pack. The integrated strap enables the pack to be easily manufactured to keep it durable and strong to be carried by a person and taken anywhere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Stephen Andrew Craig James
  • Patent number: 7121994
    Abstract: A folding machine includes a first folding roll with a series of the gripper assemblies and a series of tucker assemblies uniformly and alternately spaced to interact with a series of gripper and tucker assemblies of an adjacent second folding roll. The series of alternately spaced gripper and tucker assemblies interact to grip, carry, and release a sheet material in a manner so as to generate an interfolded stack of sheet material. The folding machine further includes a phase adjustment assembly configured adjust the location of the fold in the sheet material, to locate the fold in a proper position on the sheet relative to the leading end of the successive sheet. The phase adjustment assembly generally includes a first helical gear that moves along an axial direction, and an input device configured to cause the axial movement of the first gear so as to cause a change in phasing and a change in location of the fold in the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: FPNA Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew L. Haasl
  • Patent number: 6805659
    Abstract: Methods of making one-piece lidded containers are described along with containers made by such methods. In one embodiment, the method entails providing a first length of thermoplastic material and a second length of thermoplastic material where a portion of the two lengths of thermoplastic material are brought into an overlapping or abutting orientation to provide a juncture of thermoplastic material. The juncture of thermoplastic material is subsequently secured. The one-piece lidded container is completed by forming a first container and a corresponding lid on the first and second lengths of thermoplastic material. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Ivex Packaging Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy Bohrer
  • Patent number: 6733430
    Abstract: This universal ejection tool (1) for the waste from a blanking press for cutting out sheet elements, particularly for a press for cutting sheet elements such as paper or cardboard intended for the production of packages, comprises a frame (2), the top part of which is equipped with a plate (10) perforated with a plurality of holes (11) uniformly distributed. The bottom part of said frame is provided with a plate (12) identical to the plate (10) and of substantially identical dimensions to those of the frame (2). Said plate (12) is also perforated with a plurality of holes (13), which are perfectly aligned with the holes (11) in pairs on vertical straight lines. Said plates (10, 12) are separated in the inner space of the frame (2) by a separating means. The vertical pairs of holes (11, 13) are traversable by ejection needles (30), which are simply held therein by a spring effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventors: Mauro Chiari, José Rossier
  • Patent number: 6691395
    Abstract: A presetting table for preparing a system of converting tools in a stripping station of a converting press positions the following face to face, in a position simulating cantering along the machine axis and positioning at the first rule: the stripper-holder plate of an upper stripping die, a central stripping board and a replica of a pull-out frame carrying telescopic pins. The upper stripping die is prepared by using the central stripping board as a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Bobst SA
    Inventors: Mauro Chiari, Sylvain Rebet
  • Patent number: 6605170
    Abstract: Curled decorative grasses and methods for producing same are disclosed wherein the curled decorative grasses have improved bulk and simulate Spanish moss in color and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Southpac Trust International, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 6598284
    Abstract: A presetting table for preparing a system of converting tools in a stripping station of a converting press positions the following face to face, in a position simulating centring along the machine axis and positioning at the first rule: the stripper-holder plate of an upper stripping die, a central stripping board and a replica of a pull-out frame carrying telescopic pins. The upper stripping die is prepared by using the central stripping board as a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Chiari, Sylvain Rebet
  • Patent number: 6516850
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying strip fastener elements or zippers to web material includes an unwind stand holding a roll of film material, an infeed dancer arrangement of rollers, a zipper apparatus which conditions zipper material, cuts zippers and delivers zippers to a zipper feed apparatus. The zipper feed apparatus loads zippers into a sealing platen of a rotating turret. The rotating turret carries the zippers successively to a position adjacent a surface of the film and a seal bar presses the film to successive zippers to seal the zippers thereto while a new zipper is being received in a sealing platen of the turret at a loading station at a rotational position at a distance from the sealing station. The film with zippers attached is drawn downstream of the turret to a rewind dancer roll assembly and thereafter to a rewind stand for winding into a roll of zippered film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Hudson-Sharp Machine Co.
    Inventors: Gerry J. Blohowiak, Peter J. Hatchell, Sean Kevin Lemerand, Ernest H. Teske, Scott C. Romenesko
  • Patent number: 6453639
    Abstract: A machine for making filter bags for products for infusion comprises a first wheel forming a station for winding a thread with pick-up tab around the filter bag, means for positioning and guiding the thread with pick-up tab relative to the filter bag operating along an arced path covered by the filter bag to allow the thread to be wound around the filter bag; the positioning and guiding means comprising a chute having a central channel to keep the thread with pick-up tab in a substantially stable and well-defined position relative to the filter bag traveling along the arced path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: I.M.A. Industria Macchine
    Inventor: Cristian Sgubbi
  • Publication number: 20020020708
    Abstract: A lid for a container including a closure surface, a circumferential rim extending about a periphery of the closure surface with the rim including an outer side wall, an inner side wall and a transition wall interconnecting the outer side wall and the inner side wall with the closure surface extending from the inner side wall and at least one cut out formed in at least one of the inner side wall, the outer side wall and the transition wall such that a portion of a brim of the container is visible through the cut out when the lid is properly positioned on the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: David Weiss, Ronald I. Kall
  • Publication number: 20020022560
    Abstract: A method of making reinforced cartons comprises the steps of advancing a length of carton material along a path and progressively laminating at least one ribbon of reinforcing material to the advancing length of carton material. The ribbon of reinforcing material generally has a width less than the width of the length of carton material and is applied with adhesive at a selected location(s) across the width of the length of carton material. The web and its laminated ribbon are cut into sheets of a predetermined size and the sheets are die-cut and scored with fold lines to form carton blanks. The fold lines may transition from non-reinforced to reinforced portions of the blank and a special transition zone is contemplated to accommodate the transition. The carton blanks are subsequently formed into cartons for receiving articles, the laminated reinforcing material providing reinforcement in selected portions of the cartons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Inventors: Michael Zoeckler, Tarcisio Santoro
  • Patent number: 6241287
    Abstract: A coupon card assembly (10) having a first card half (12) and a second card half (14). Both the first (12) and second (14) card halves include a liner (20, 26) and two layers of card stock (22, 24, 28, 30) sandwiching the respective liner (20, 26) therebetween. A number of mini-coupons (36) are detachably cut into each of the card halves (12, 14) through an inner layer of card stock (24, 30). The card assembly (10) is characterized by a living hinge (40) interconnecting the first card half (12) with the second card half (14) to define a dual coupon card assembly (10) wherein the first card half (12) may be folded upon the second card half (14). The subject invention provides a structurally sound coupon card assembly (10) with numerous mini-coupons (36) wherein the coupon card assembly (10) may be folded to form a relatively compact card preferably the size of a standard credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Saxon, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Best, James F. Turner
  • Patent number: 6207100
    Abstract: A lid for a container including a closure surface, a circumferential rim extending about a periphery of the closure surface with the rim including an outer side wall, an inner side wall and a transition wall interconnecting the outer side wall and the inner side wall with the closure surface extending from the inner side wall and at least one cut out formed in at least one of the inner side wall, the outer side wall and the transition wall such that a portion of a brim of the container is visible through the cut out when the lid is properly positioned on the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Design Safety Corporation
    Inventors: David Weiss, Ronald I. Kall
  • Patent number: 5601521
    Abstract: The source materials are supplied in continuous strips of cardboard situated initially in separated planes laterally offset from each other. Longitudinal grooves are made along the strips, dividing them into longitudinal bands. The strips are overlapped and glued under pressure to join them together. Once glued they are cut into pieces. The pieces constitute the folded dividers, made up of sections and folded and glued sections which form the union between the sections of each strip. Optionally, narrower sections are glued directly onto the sides of a box, or to sheets glued in their turn to the sides of the box. The upper edges of the divider can be straight or present recesses. The divider formed by strips glued by the sections which make up sections at right angles to the strips is folded and unfolded at the same time as the box into which it is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Videcart, S.A.
    Inventor: Maria J. Plamas Xapelli
  • Patent number: 5178760
    Abstract: A filter device including a separable housing and cannister-like means, with the improved filter element retained in the latter. The filter element being an elongated tapered strip having a predetermined transverse dimension at its midsection generally equivalent to the diametral measurement of the interior of said cannister and the initial configuration of the tapered sides being equated to the various chordal dimensions of the interior of the cannister-like means integrated with the folds of the filter element, thereby providing a filter element of controllable increased filtration area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Solberg Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Charles H. Solberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5025609
    Abstract: A sheet separator device for side-by-side parallel sheet articles being handled and conveyed in sheet handling machines comprises first and second endless belt arrangements for conveying sheet articles in nips between belts, wherein first and second belt arrangements are divergently disposed in relationship to one another so that sheet articles entering respectively thereinto in a common plane in side-by-side parallel relationship are conveyed thereby along respective divergent paths. Sheet articles exiting from divergent first and second endless belt arrangements, respectively, are farther conveyed in a common plane along side-by-side parallel paths which are separated by a larger distance than the original distance between sheet articles entering the first and second endless belt arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: Bell & Howell Phillipsburg Co.
    Inventors: James R. Moser, Gerald D. Warden, Thomas E. Bieber
  • Patent number: 4929226
    Abstract: When blanks for producing (cigarette) packs are made in the region of the packaging machine itself, especially by being severed from a web of material (12), the blank production must be matched to the performance of the packaging machine. For severing blanks (10, 11) from a web of material (12) having stampings, perforations, etc. drawing rollers (25, 26) and conveying rollers (33, 34), on the one hand, and tearing rollers (27, 28 and 35, 36) running at a higher speed, on the other hand are used. The blanks (10, 11) are torn off as a result of the difference in the conveying speed. In the simultaneous processing of two blanks (10, 11), units (23) comprising two blanks (10, 11) are first servered from the web of material (12) and these are then divided into individual blanks (10, 11) which are conveyed further, especially fed to a folding turret (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH & Co.)
    Inventors: Heinz Focke, Kurt Liedtke
  • Patent number: 4785696
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting a serial succession of cut sheet portions to a work station. The sheet portions are cut from a continuous webbing which is processed by a cutting station and a web-breaking station. The cutting station partially severs the web downstream of its leading free end so as to define a first sheet portion between that free end and the point of cutting, with the first sheet portion connected to the web by one or more tab connectors. The webbing is then advanced downstream to the tab-breaking station where the tabs are broken to free the first sheet portion for independent movement further downstream. A vacuum belt engages the webbing, and particularly the downstream edge adjacent the partial severing, with a vacuum belt. The vacuum belt engages the webbing by bridging the partially-severed cut portion, so as not to interfere with the downstream tab-breaking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1988
    Assignee: Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Martiny
  • Patent number: 4753703
    Abstract: Adhesive pouch connecting rings with radially extending gripping portions are formed and stacked in angularly offset relation on a plurality of ostomy faceplates in a highly automated fashion. Sets of rings are die cut from a continuous adhesive coated sheet. Each set includes a plurality of spaced, identically oriented rings, in an arcuate pattern across the sheet. The sheet is intermittently advanced to bring the sets, one at a time, into alignment with faceplates located on a round platform. The platform is indexed to move the faceplates stepwise through a path coincident with the pattern of the ring sets. Each time the platform is indexed, a set of rings is removed from the sheet and the rings are placed on the respective faceplates, each in proper angular relation with the previous rings. Faceplates with a full complement of rings are removed from the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1988
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb & Sons
    Inventor: Ole R. Jensen
  • Patent number: 4586916
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating folded two-on cartons is characterized by a carton supply station for advancing cartons seriatim to a separating station. At the separating station, opposite edges of each carton are gripped and first moved away from each other to pull the two-on carton apart into two separate cartons, and then moved toward each other to bring the separated cartons back together. The separated cartons are then conveyed out of the separating station while the supply station simultaneously advances the next successive two-on carton to the separating station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: Consolidated Papers, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald H. Williams, LeRoy Jones, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4535584
    Abstract: A device for contact bonding an article to a commodity which includes a vacuum transfer device and an adhering device. The vacuum transfer device includes a rotatable transfer drum, a plurality of suction pipes provided on the periphery of the transfer drum and a plurality of Venturi tubes for generating a vacuum when compressed air is passed therethrough. The adhering device is a pusher plate which operates in conjunction with the vacuum transfer device to adhere a package to a commodity and the pusher plate is moved such that it is in synchronism with the circular movement of a bucket wheel and moves in a direction tangential to the bucket wheel adhering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Tetra Pak International Akteibolag
    Inventor: Nobutaka Tsubota
  • Patent number: 4343615
    Abstract: Stacks of individual relatively small rectangular sheets bearing printed characters are formed by first printing the characters in a grid on a substantially larger sheet, then stacking those sheets in registration, wrapping it with a transparent adhesive material, cutting it into strips along the grid line, coating the surfaces exposed in the cut with adhesive material and reconstituting the strips into a tablet or pad. Then cutting the tablet or pad laterally and removing the last layer of adhesive material applied before arranging the stacks into an index selector board for use in composing strips of type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1982
    Inventor: David S. Shew
  • Patent number: 4321050
    Abstract: Filter plugs of double unit length are fed sideways into successive flutes of a rotating drum which moves successive plugs past a rotary knife so that each plug yields two coaxial sections of unit length. Each flute contains two spaced apart mechanical stops at the opposite sides of the cutting plane and each flute has two suction ports which are overlapped by the corresponding stops. The ports draw streams of air which attract the respective sections immediately upon completion of the cutting step so that the sections move away from each other and against the respective stops. Plugs of a different second type are thereupon inserted into the gaps between successive coaxial sections. The cutting station is overlapped by a stationary shroud having an opening through which the knife extends with sufficient clearance to allow streams of atmospheric air to flow into that flute which is located at the cutting station and into the respective suction ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: Hauni-Werke Korber & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erwin Oesterling
  • Patent number: 4290592
    Abstract: Process and apparatus for folding and interleaving continuously moving strips of paper and cutting the interleaved strips into packets of interleaved paper sheets. A supply roll of paper strip is provided for each sheet of paper in a packet, and the strips are simultaneously drawn from the supply rolls and through a series of formers and interleavers to provide a continuously moving strand of interleaved paper strips. The packets are cut from the continuously advancing strand by severing means which moves along with the strand during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Inventor: Arnold Kastner
  • Patent number: 4256024
    Abstract: Opposed strips of heat-sealable thermoplastic strips are advanced along a path past a pouch-forming and incomplete cut-out zone, a filling zone and a pouch-sealing and cut-off zone. Each incompletely cut-out pouch has a spout whose open end extends to opposed marginal bands of the strips. Nozzles are projected into the spouts at the filling zone. A tight fit of the nozzles in the spouts prevents escape of fluid around the nozzles during the filling operation. The marginal bands of the strips are gripped adjacent each spout to enable the nozzles to be pushed into the spouts. The filled pouches settle onto a conveyor while the marginal bands hold the open ends of the spouts at a higher level, preventing discharge of fluid from the spouts until the filled pouches are sealed. Sufficient height of the spout opening above the mean level of the filled body of each pouch tends to form a discharge-blocking pinch across the spout, and a still-higher level of the spout opening prevents the discharge of fluid by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Inventor: Richard S. Carlisle