Including Distinct Securing Member Patents (Class 493/383)
  • Patent number: 8721814
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a strip of an adhesive tape for reinforcing cardboard packaging particularly in the region of die-cuts and simultaneously as a tear strip for said cardboard packaging, characterized in that a polyolefin film oriented monoaxially in the lengthwise direction of the strip is used as carrier material for the adhesive tape, the film comprising a mixture of an olefinic and a polar non-olefinic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventor: Ilse Rodewald
  • Patent number: 8715148
    Abstract: Problems concerning adhesion strength and aging time are eliminated in plastic-bag production in which a strip sheet is bonded with an adhesive and a handle is formed from the strip sheet on an outer surface of a plastic bag. Provided is a bag-making machine in which a strip sheet (17) and a web material are disposed so as to face each other and are pressed, with a high-adhesion adhesive (21) and another adhesive (25) interposed therebetween. The strip sheet (17) is provisionally fixed to the web material with the latter adhesive (25). This web material after the provisional fixing is wound on a roll, and a plastic bag is produced after lapse of an aging time for the high-adhesion adhesive (21). In this machine, the web material is supplied from the roll, and a plastic bag is produced from the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Totani Corporation
    Inventor: Mikio Totani
  • Patent number: 8574142
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Matthew W. Waldron, Angelli Sue Denmon
  • Patent number: 8409064
    Abstract: This is a method and device for making a packaging box from two blanks (2, 3), wherein blanks are taken simultaneously from two adjacent stacks (25, 26) and placed on two parallel tracks (29, 30), the blanks are transferred flat until butted longitudinally to an assembly station, the first blank is glued on its way to the longitudinal abutment position, the first and second blanks are butted laterally into their respective positions to give them an exact lateral reference position, they are grasped, and transferred laterally, and the second blank is placed on the first blank which is thus indexed, escaping the drivers (61) of the first track (29) when the second blank is placed against the fast blank, but clamped by vertical pressure. The second blank is then applied to the first blank to glue them together in their respective defined longitudinal positions, and the resulting set of blanks is then transferred to an erecting station where the box is erected by rolling the blanks around a core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Otor Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Didier Desertot, Thierry Colas, Eric Schuster, Gerard Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20130059711
    Abstract: Methods 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 of a method of combining folded films involves directing a first folded film in a first direction and separating first and second halves of the first folded film. The method also involves directing a second folded film in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction. Additionally, the method involves inserting the second folded film between the first and second halves of the first folded film. Furthermore, the method involves redirecting the second folded film into the first direction while between the first and second halves of the first folded film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Matthew W. Waldron
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8333684
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method of producing a packaging bag from a multilayered sheet material which can be welded on one side, wherein the packaging bag comprises a front wall, a rear wall, a right-hand side gusset, a left-hand side gusset, a bottom and a head portion, which is located opposite the bottom and has an opening which can be closed by a closure element. The two side gussets, the front wall and the rear wall are of essentially the same length and are welded to one another and therefore, other than in the head portion, the side gussets are connected to the front wall and the rear wall over their entire length. The weldable surface is directed towards the interior of the packaging bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Water Line SA
    Inventor: Tiziano Colla
  • Publication number: 20110245059
    Abstract: A foldably constructed force-resisting structure comprises a top member and a bottom member foldably constructed and assembled from one or more blanks of sheet material, preferably corrugated paperboard, initially in a flat condition. The top member includes a base panel and at least one side portion folded downwardly from the base panel. The bottom member includes a base panel and at least one side portion folded upwardly from the base panel. The top and bottom members are assembled in nested relation to define an interior of the force-resisting structure between the base panels, which are at least substantially parallel to one another. The force-resisting structure includes a vertical support rib structure in the interior defining an X-shaped or cross-shaped configuration. The support rib structure is foldably constructed from the top member base panel and/or the bottom member base panel and provides vertical support for a load disposed on the base panel of the top member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas A. Olvey, James L. Sketo
  • Patent number: 7882952
    Abstract: A method for applying a heat shrinkable film to a carton for forming a shape of the carton is provided. The carton includes a top panel, a bottom panel, at least one side panel extending between the top panel and the bottom panel, and a movable section that is movable between a first position and a second position. The method includes providing a heat-shrinkable but unshrunken film, wrapping the film in an unheated condition around at least a portion of the carton including at least a portion of the movable section of the carton, and moving the movable section from the first position to the second position to form a shape of the carton by heating the heat-shrinkable film to shrink the heat-shrinkable film into contact with at least a portion of the movable section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela E. Learn, Michael D. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100301109
    Abstract: A disposable cup assembly having an improved coupling system for connecting a container and lid together is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the coupling system is configured to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of the container contents from spilling when the disposable cup assembly is tipped over or used. The container, in some embodiments, can have threading along the top portion of the container that can preferably be configured to couple with a lid having a threaded flange and can create a robust connection or fitting between the lid and container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: FAMIS BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Fred Lewis, Armando Rand
  • Patent number: 7806269
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging a product includes a blank of sheet material having an interior surface and an opposing exterior surface. The blank forms a carton having a top, a bottom and a plurality of side panels. Each side panel extends between the top and the bottom. A first side panel is movable between a first position and a second position. The first movable side panel is initially biased in the first position. A heat-shrink patch is applied to the interior surface and connected to at least a portion of the first movable side panel. The heat-shrink patch is shrinkable to urge the first movable side panel to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Angela E. Learn
  • Publication number: 20100127062
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a strip of an adhesive tape for reinforcing cardboard packaging particularly in the region of die-cuts and simultaneously as a tear strip for said cardboard packaging, characterized in that a polyolefin film oriented monoaxially in the lengthwise direction of the strip is used as carrier material for the adhesive tape, the film comprising a mixture of an olefinic and a polar non-olefinic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventor: ILSE RODEWALD
  • Publication number: 20090298662
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for protecting the untrimmed edge of paperboard or paper (1), in which method the untrimmed edge (4) of two adjacent paperboards or papers are protected and attached abuttingly together by sealing a separate profile (3) on both sides of the abutment of the edges (4) by means of ultrasound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Päivi Määttä, Risto Vesanto, Tapani Penttinen, Heli Vesanto, Pentti Järvelä, Marjo Elorae, Tapio Hietaranta, Martti Turunen, Ritva Turunen
  • Patent number: 7625332
    Abstract: A composite netting is used for wrapping bales with a baling machine. The composite netting includes a continuous netting component, and a discontinuous, breathable material component. The breathable material component is partially attached to the netting material. In some embodiments, the breathable material is attached only along the leading edge of each breathable material panel. As a result of the attaching technique the stretching properties of the netting are not transferred to the breathable material. Thus, each component of the netting retains its individual properties. Each bale is initially wrapped with about one wrapping of netting material, followed by about one wrapping of breathable material and a partially attached net that is continuous from the first section. After this, one or more additional netting layers may be applied if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tama Plastic Industry
    Inventors: Nissim Mass, Tsafrir Lior, Hagai Paz, Yuval Lieber, Zvi Paz
  • Patent number: 7565785
    Abstract: A method for securing a closure on a cylindrical container (such as a pharmaceutical vial) includes: positioning a closure in a first position, the closure being substantially centered via a centering assembly along an axis that is generally normal to the closure; translating the substantially centered closure along the axis to a second position; positioning a cylindrical container, the container being substantially centered via the centering assembly along the axis; translating the substantially centered closure along the axis to a third position in which it is adjacent the substantially centered container; and relatively rotating the closure and the container to secure the closure to the container. With such a method, both the closure and the cylinder can be centered along the axis, thereby registering them with each other for reliable securing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Parata Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John Richard Sink, Richard D. Michelli, Charles H. Guthrie, Joseph C. Moran, Jr., Demetris P. Young
  • Patent number: 7503885
    Abstract: A soft shell, flexible storage tank is provided, including corners of an improved configuration adapted to resist leaks. The walls of the tank and the corners are relatively more rounded and larger in radius than those of conventional flexible tanks. The walls and the improved corners act together to resist leaks. The rounded corners tend to reduce the effective pressure in the tank walls by loading the seams predominantly in shearing stress when the tank is filled with a liquid. The rounded corners are developed as panels, which are thermally bonded to produce secure and reliable liquid-tight seams. Each of the panels is bonded by lapped seams to others of the panels. Each of the rounded corners includes a generally triangular corner that is bonded to at least three other panels. In effect, the flexible storage tank functions as a pressure vessel, which tends to resist leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: MPC Containment Systems LLC
    Inventors: Edward Reicin, Jack Moreland
  • Patent number: 7293652
    Abstract: An assembly for packaging a product includes a carton having a top, a bottom, and a side extending between the top and the bottom. At least one of the top, the bottom, and the side includes a movable section that is movable between a first position and a second position. The movable section is biased to the first position. The assembly also includes a heat-shrunk layer overlapping at least a portion of the carton for sealing the carton. The heat-shrunk layer holds the movable section in the second position against the bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Altivity Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Angela E. Learn, Michael D. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7214173
    Abstract: A fastener includes first and second tracks. The first track includes a first profile, and the second track includes a second profile for interlocking with the first profile. The fastener extends between opposing ends. The first and second profiles at each of the opposing ends are sealed to each other using a laser. In one embodiment, the fastener is initially continuous and is subsequently divided into segments by simultaneously cutting and sealing the fastener at spaced target locations using the laser. The segments are associated with respective plastic bags. At each of the target locations, the laser directs a laser beam at the fastener such that the laser beam cuts through the first and second profiles and simultaneously seals the first and second profiles to each other on opposite sides of the cut. The seals on the opposite sides of the cut terminate respective ends of adjacent ones of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventors: Ian J. Barclay, Michael W. McManus, Dana A. Marshall
  • Patent number: 6964413
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for folding a single sheet of paper into a booklet. The method includes depositing adhesive along a linear path on the single sheet of paper and folding the sheet by making a plurality of folds parallel to a first direction, thereby forming a plurality of interconnected panels. The lateral edges of the panels are cut off so that the panels are no longer interconnected. A fold is made along a line coincident with the linear path to form the booklet. The booklet may be further folded with close folds to obtain a compact outsert. Apparatus for performing the folding patterns is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6942609
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for engaging both profiles (18, 20) of an interlocked zipper (12) as the zipper or fastener strip is guided onto a supply of thermoplastic film (16) used to make a reclosable bag. A first interlocked profile (18) of the zipper is engaged by at least one roller (24, 26, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) of the roller-type applicator (10). A disc (28) mechanically attached to an end section of at least one of the rollers engages a web (22) of the second interlocked profile (20) that extends beyond the width of a web of the first profile (18). By their attachment, the disc (28) and the roller move the profiles (18, 20) at the same speed so that the profiles remain aligned as they are moved through the zipper guide (14). The zipper (12) is then attached to a surface of the thermoplastic film (16) used to make the reclosable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Nigel Knight
  • Patent number: 6905451
    Abstract: The rope handle forming machine is made of a cylinder having a channel therein, an U-shaped forming plate mounted along a horizontal plane tangent to the top surface of the cylinder on one side of the cylinder, and a D-shaped forming plate mounted in a same plane as the U-shaped forming plate on the other side of the cylinder, facing the U-shaped forming plate. A rope feeder is provided along the horizontal axis of the cylinder to feed a rope stock into the channel. A cutoff blade is used to severe a rope length from the rope stock. A push-up blade mounted in the channel moves upward when the cylinder rotates and the channel reaches a twelve o'clock position, to raise the rope length above the mentioned plane. The forming plates are movable toward each other along the plane to retain and form the rope length into an U-shaped form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Pajunen
  • Patent number: 6840897
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for engaging both profiles (18, 20) of an interlocked zipper (12) as the zipper or fastener strip is guided onto a supply of thermoplastic film (16) used to make a reclosable bag. A first interlocked profile (18) of the zipper is engaged by at least one roller (24, 26, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44) of the roller-type applicator (10). A disc (28) mechanically attached to an end section of at least one of the rollers engages a web (22) of the second interlocked profile (20) that extends beyond the width of a web of the first profile (18). By their attachment, the disc (28) and the roller move the profiles (18, 20) at the same speed so that the profiles remain aligned as they are moved through the zipper guide (14). The zipper (12) is then attached to a surface of the thermoplastic film (16) used to make the reclosable bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Nigel Knight
  • Patent number: 6821239
    Abstract: A tamper evident hinge type closure includes, as is conventional in such closures, a body portion, a lid portion and a hinge portion. Advantageously, at least one tamper evident band is provided so as to mechanically secure the lid portion to the body portion at a position that is distal from the hinge. The tamper evident band, which is designed to break upon initial opening of the closure by a consumer, is preferably integral with both the body portion and the lid portion, so as to ensure more reliably than was possible with interlocking mechanical tamper evident structures that the closure may not be opened without defeating the tamper evident band. A process for making the improved closures is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Valentin Hierzer, Rick Gaiser, Gordon Beth
  • Patent number: 6769675
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for folding a single sheet of paper into a booklet. The method includes depositing adhesive along a linear path on the single sheet of paper and folding the sheet by making a plurality of folds parallel to a first direction, thereby forming a plurality of interconnected panels. The lateral edges of the panels are cut off so that the panels are no longer interconnected. A fold is made along a line coincident with the linear path to form the booklet. The booklet may be further folded with close folds to obtain a compact outsert. Apparatus for performing the folding patterns is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6733006
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing device includes a placement unit for placing sheets discharged from an image forming apparatus, an offset unit for successively offsetting an edge of each sheet on the placement unit, and a saddle stitching unit for saddle stitching a stack of the sheets with the edge of each sheet shifted by the offset unit. The sheet post-processing device may include a folding unit for folding the stack of the sheets along a line where the sheets are stitched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Misao Kobayashi, Satoshi Iwama
  • 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: 6450934
    Abstract: A sheet post processing machine has a first shelf for assembling a number of sheets without causing any inhibition to the speed of sheet delivery from a host printer or copier, and the assembled sheets are dumped from the first shelf to a second shelf at which the sheets are collected in sets, jogged into edge alignment, stapled at the corners or along an edge, the sets are offset from one another, and finally, dumped from the second shelf onto a stacker tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Gradco Japan
    Inventor: Peter M. Coombs
  • Patent number: 6357652
    Abstract: A shipping carton (10) is formed from a primary box (11) and an extension box (12) adapted to be joined together in a connected position. The primary box (11) may contain a base product while the extension box (12) provides room for optional items which may be purchased together with the base product. When joined together in the connected position, the combined boxes provide the unitary shipping carton (10) which accommodates both the base product and optional items. The extension box (12) includes at least two stabilizing tabs (16, 17). The stabilizing tabs (16, 17) extend from a connecting side (32) of the extension box (12) which is adapted to abut a side of the primary box (11) when the boxes are in the connected position. The stabilizing tabs (16, 17) function to stabilize the extension box (12) from lateral movement with respect to the primary box (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Timothy M. Evans, Michael T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6273411
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for folding a single sheet of paper into a booklet. The method includes depositing adhesive along a linear path on the single sheet of paper and folding the sheet by making a plurality of folds parallel to a first direction, thereby forming a plurality of interconnected panels. The lateral edges of the panels are cut off so that the panels are no longer interconnected. A fold is made along a line coincident with the linear path to form the booklet. The booklet may be further folded with close folds to obtain a compact outsert. Apparatus for performing the folding patterns is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Vijuk Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6251054
    Abstract: A post-processing mechanism for a printer or the like includes a curved paper path. Post-processing operations such as stapling or other binding are performed either within the curved paper path or during the withdrawal of a document from the curved paper path. The curved paper path permits such post-processing operations to be performed within a limited space, while reducing the complexity of the post-processing mechanism and reducing the complexity of operations performed by the post-processing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Israel Cruz, Marco A. Guerrero
  • 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: 6048296
    Abstract: A container bag having a base, side walls and lifting loops, the base having a reclosable bottom opening, characterised in that a liner is provided attached to the bag, the liner having a cone shaped lower portion. Preferably the liner is made from a lighter, and less expensive, material than the outer bag. Conveniently the liner is attached to the outer bag by means such as clips, adhesive or sewing, and may advantageously be sewn to the outer bag along the top thereof. Preferably the cone-shaped lower portion of the liner terminates in an opening which may be tied off, as is known in the FIBC art. The bottom closure of the outer bag may be a "petal" or "pyjama" closure, but advantageously is larger than may have been common hitherto. The cone-shaped lower portion of the liner will depend through the opening in the outer bag when the latter is untied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Reexam Mulox Limited
    Inventor: Charles Sidney Futerman
  • Patent number: 5830119
    Abstract: A double-ended bag is formed from a tubular woven sheet having at least one tie member extending along the length of the tubular sheet. The tubular sheet is cut to create bag panels and tie member segments in registration. The bag panels are sewn together with the bag panels in registry and the tie member segments in registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Yu-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 5676629
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring tabs to a continuous material web in connection with the manufacture of packaging material in conversion machines includes the use of a transfer wheel which is located between a supply station for tabs and a deposit station, in which the wheel is located in contact with the packaging material web. With the aid of retainer jaws displaceable in a circumferential direction of the wheel, and fixedly disposed abutments, the position of each tab transferred to the wheel is corrected before the tab reaches the deposit station, so that the transfer to the packaging material web takes place in accurate register with markings previously provided on the web. The method and apparatus is well-suited for use in connection with continuous material webs travelling at high rates of speed, such as 400 to 500 meters/minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Ingvar Andersson
  • Patent number: 5569150
    Abstract: An assembly apparatus for assembling a folder having a front panel hinged to a rear panel. Registration edges are provided for registering the front panel. Flap portion is provided for holding the front panel in a registration position. And registration edges are provided for registering the rear panel so that the rear panel is aligned when attached to the front panel being in the registration position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Sharon G. Pane
  • Patent number: 5000726
    Abstract: A handbag is assembled wherein a right and left side silhouette blank are initially severed from a web, wherein a separate sole and a tongue are also provided, wherein the tongue utilizes a plurality of slots directed interiorly of a forward edge of the tongue to permit securement of sides of the tongue to upper sides of the blanks. A forward slot is formed in the tongue between the spaced slots for selectively receiving a support belt therethrough. Upon assemblage, a separate sole pocket is formed utilizing an upper and lower layer with a zipper sewn into a side wall of the thusly formed pocket, and wherein an upper interior surface of the sole is formed with a coextensive layer of hook and loop fasteners to secure the sole pocket selectively thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Inventor: Martha V. Dimon
  • Patent number: 4979934
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding and folding cards from a card supply to a work surface at which the cards are utilized in a folded configuration in a work cycle. The cards are delivered to the work surface by a delivery mechanism and a folding device folds the cards as they are delivered to the work surface so that the cards are in the folded configuration when they arrive for utilization in the work cycle. Structure is provided for holding the cards in the folded configuration at the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Inventor: William A. Tice
  • Patent number: 4929225
    Abstract: A method of making reclosable bag material and bags made therefrom, wherein the bag making film providing bag walls is provided with an extruded plastic profile reclosable fastener strip across a portion of the longitudinal formation axis of the film and bag walls to be located at the open end of the bag and the strip having a base web for attachment to the film, and bonding the base web of the fastener strip to the film so that on one wall of the bag the base web is attached above and below the profile structure on the strip and on the other wall of the bag the base web is bonded to the film at a location only above the centerline of the profile structure on the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Minigrip, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Ausnit, Hugo Boeckmann
  • Patent number: 4655366
    Abstract: Reinforced corrugated cartons on the order of 35 to 50 inches in height and somewhat greater in length and width are provided with an inside tubular rectangular liner and a bottom pad fitted down inside the liner and adhesively secured to the inside bottom flaps of the carton. Disposed entirely peripherally around the carton sidewalls or the tubular liner and extending upward for a distance from substantially the bottom thereof on the outside is a belt of non-woven backing material with yarns laminated thereon and extending peripherally laterally completely therearound. The yarns may be of any material which exhibits minimal elongation under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: Walnut Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry P. Sykes
  • Patent number: 4384915
    Abstract: A cam operated gripper driven by an endless chain receives at a feed station a wrapped straw having a heat-bondable portion and carries the straw to a bonding section. The gripper is associated with an electric heater which is in contact with the gripped straw. In the bonding section, an electric power supply rail is provided so that a collector of the heater slides on the rail, energizing the electric heater to heat the heat-bondable portion of the wrapped straw. In the bonding section, the heater is also pressed against the carton travelling in a production line at the same speed as the moving speed of the heater with the heat-bondable portion of the wrapped film therebetween. Thus one film wrapper is heat-bonded to each carton. After the completion of bonding, the cam operated gripper releases the straw allowing the straw to remain attached on the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Assignee: Tetra Pak International Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Utsumi
  • Patent number: 4308022
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing smoking casings in which a web of tubular casing material is perforated in the widthwise direction at predetermined intervals. The web is then creased by roller discs and folded in a strip-like configuration. A doubly-folded band of plastic material having a notched portion is inserted between one of the creases and the assembly then clamped with a metal ring around the notched portion. Finally, the end of the web is clamped, then rotated in a direction tangent to the feeding direction of the web of casing material so as to tear completed casings from the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1981
    Assignee: Kureha Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 4264065
    Abstract: A film-splicer for splicing together the abutting ends of a pair of films by means of a splicing label having supporting paper strips and a intermediate tear off piece. A base pivotally mounts a film-turning windowed flap. A pair of film clamps on the flap allow the locating of the film-ends-to-be-joined relative to the flap. An upwardly-facing projection extends upwardly from the base and through the window in the flap. Prongs extend upwardly from the projection for aligning the splicing label relative to the abutting film-ends-to-be-joined. A cam is pivotally mounted on the base. A folding and detaching pin has opposite free ends, is pivotally mounted on the flap, and extends across the window. The tear-off piece is folded in a hairpin-like manner around the pin by means of the cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Hama Hamaphot KG Hanke & Thomas
    Inventor: Rudolf Hanke