Plural Tools Or Tool Supports Patents (Class 493/473)
  • Patent number: 8801585
    Abstract: A detachable assembly having multiple adjustable components is provided for folding various materials, such as a sheet of disposable wipes. In one embodiment, the assembly includes an attachment bracket configured to detachably connect the assembly to a structural member, a roller, a feeder plate having a return flange, and a folding bracket. In another embodiment, the assembly includes a mounting bracket having at least one hook configured to detachably receive the attachment bracket. In a further embodiment, the feeder plate is formed from two tapered halves which are slideably connected. In use, a material is a fed over the roller, down along the feeder plate, and then forward along the return flange where the folding bracket folds the material inward over the return flange. The user may adjust the position of the feeder plate and the folding bracket to achieve the desired fold width in the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Carter
  • Publication number: 20130090223
    Abstract: A method for shaping at least one cardboard cut-out between an inlet position and an outlet position of a shaping station. The method includes a step of using shaping tools on the cardboard cut-out, the tools reciprocatingly moving on either side of the cut-out between a shaping position and a retracted position. The method involves moving the cardboard cut-out by the tools between the inlet position and the outlet position of the shaping station while the cardboard cut-out is being shaped by the tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Michel Begin, Philippe Chevalier, Thierry Garnier, Pierre Variot, Frederic Roca, Jerome Sergent
  • Publication number: 20100323864
    Abstract: A tool having a blank positioning system and method for forming a container. The tool has a first tool assembly and a second tool assembly that cooperate to shape the container from a blank. The blank positioning system positions the blank between the first tool assembly and the second tool assembly prior to forming the blank into the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Patrick H. Wnek
  • Patent number: 7335152
    Abstract: A web forming machine, and a method of forming a web is described and which includes a first rotatable assembly; a second rotatable assembly positioned in spaced relation relative to the first rotatable assembly, and wherein a gap is defined between the first rotatable assembly, and the second rotatable assembly; and wherein a web of material to be formed is received in the gap; and means for reciprocally moving the first rotatable assembly into contact with the web, and into mating relation relative to the second rotatable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: L. Gary Jensen
  • Patent number: 7198593
    Abstract: A cutting unit for cutting blanks for collars of rigid cigarette packets, wherein a continuous strip of packing material is fed in a given direction through a cutting station equipped with a knife having an incision member and a blade, and with a fixed cutting block having a counterblade; the knife oscillates, about a fixed axis crosswise to the travelling direction of the strip, to and from a work position in which the incision member cooperates with a contact surface of the cutting block to incise a portion of the strip upstream from the counterblade, and the blade is located beyond the counterblade to cut the strip along a cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: G.D Societa′ per Azioni
    Inventor: Mario Spatafora
  • Patent number: 6840898
    Abstract: Arrangement for the positioning and shifting of tools, specifically the tools of a machine designed for shaping sheet material while being advanced relative to the arrangement, the arrangement having fixed guides (16,19) for guiding the tools in transverse motion relative to the travel direction (X) of the material, the tools or holders (7,7?) for the tools comprising means (22,23) by which a continuous or intermittently running drive (Y) across the material travel direction (X) is used for shifting the tool holders, individually or in combination, by alternately connecting one or several tool holders (7,7?) to the running drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Emsize AB
    Inventor: Niklas Pettersson
  • Patent number: 6729217
    Abstract: This device comprises a frame carrying means for conveying blanks according to a substantially plane path and two parallel shafts (10, 11), which are mounted so as to be rotatable on both sides of the plane of said path and comprising tool supports (19a, 19b, 20a, 20b) for inducing a shearing between the adjacent edges of a cutting line during their displacement, in order to break nicks on the cutting line. Each parallel shaft (10, 11) comprises at least one tool support (19a, 19b, 20a, 20b) for connecting the shearing tools to said respective shafts (10, 11) and means for angularly (10a, 11a) and longitudinally positioning these tool supports (19a, 19b, 20a, 20b) on said respective shafts (10, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventor: Denis Loewensberg
  • Patent number: 6692425
    Abstract: A presser assembly for supporting blanking scrap during a blanking operation is provided. The presser assembly includes a support rail; a presser rail connected to the support rail; and at least one connecting rail connecting the presser rail to the support rail. The connecting rail is adapted to pivot with respect to at least one of the support rail and the presser rail through a predetermined pivot angle range for changing a distance between the support rail and the presser rail. By pivoting, a folding and an unfolding of the presser assembly can be affected during a blanking operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: SDC Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick D. Myers, David J. Coursey
  • Patent number: 6589148
    Abstract: The invention is a moveable presser rail assembly for supporting blanking material during operation of a blanking tool for making packaging blanks. The moveable presser rail assembly includes a mount housing having a cavity that pivotally secures a pivot sleeve, and a guide strut is secured within the pivot sleeve by a spring biasing mechanism so that a fastening end of the guide strut may be rigidly secured to a presser rail. Because the guide strut may pivot within the mount housing, the presser rail may be rigidly secured to the guide strut and still provide reciprocating and non-parallel or limited lateral motion relative to a support plate that supports the mount housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventor: Michael P. Tarka
  • Patent number: 6346068
    Abstract: An existing box-making machine is retrofitted by first removing the pull rolls and impression cylinder and other associated parts and cross-ties. However, the heavy duty side frames and drums, including the print cylinder are left intact in the box-making machine. A vacuum transfer machine is then inserted in the box-making machine and mounted to the existing frame to replace the pull rolls that were removed. The vacuum transfer machine includes a hood enclosure having an impression cylinder for printing, and transport rolls on opposite sides of the impression cylinder for conveying the corrugated boards through the impression and print cylinders and to the die cutter. The boards are held against the transport rolls and the impression cylinder by vacuum generated in a vacuum chamber in the hood which also contains the transport rolls and the impression cylinder. The vacuum chamber contains a plurality of vacuum dampers for controlling the vacuum area in accordance with the size of the boards being processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Sun Automation Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Cunnington Philips, III
  • Patent number: 6245004
    Abstract: A machine (10) for performing a manufacturing operation on a sheet of material (12) includes an upper tool (282, . . . ) for engaging an upper surface (602) of the sheet of material (12) and a lower tool (380, . . . ) mateable with the upper tool for engaging a lower surface (606) of the material opposite to the upper surface. The upper and lower tools are arranged to cooperate in performing the manufacturing operation. A drive mechanism (456, 522, . . . ) is provided for causing relative movement between the tools and the sheet of material, back and forth along a first axis (24) and back and forth along a second axis (518) substantially perpendicular to the first axis while performing the manufacturing operation. The invention includes a method of performing the manufacturing operation utilizing the machine (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Inventor: Michael A. Waters
  • Patent number: 6106453
    Abstract: In the method for production of scored punched parts from a material sheet by a punching and scoring tool the formation of scores in the material sheet is started before the punching process is initiated. The punching and scoring tool has a carrier board, on the underside of which punching elements and scoring elements are provided, and a punching/scoring plate under the carrier board, in which scoring grooves are formed under the scoring elements. The scoring elements in an initial position, in which the scoring elements and punching elements are arranged at a distance from the punching/scoring plate, project further from the carrier board towards the punching/scoring plate than the punching elements. The scoring elements are also mounted flexibly on the carrier board in the lifting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Karl Marbach GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Rolf Sinn, Wolfgang Grebe
  • Patent number: 5667468
    Abstract: A sideweld bag making machine utilizing a rotary transfer device and wicket conveyer is equipped with screw adjustable transfer wicket pins. The bases for the transfer wicket pins are mounted on a threaded rod having two sections of thread, each of opposite hand. Rotation of this threaded rod affects the separation of the wicket pins. Adjustment of vertical position is accomplished by means of two jacking screws or a screw adjustment in conjunction with a motion limiting rail element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Vitaly Bandura
  • Patent number: 5057068
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for sidewise shifting and positioning of a tool in a slotting station situated within a machine used for processing sheet-like workpieces. The station includes a creasing tool, a counter tool, which are mounted on a first pair of vertical, arranged horizontally extending shafts, a slotting tool and counterpart, both fitted on a second pair of shafts arranged downstream of the first pair, a master plate being held in the transfer direction of the workpiece by two crosswise shafts, one of which is for guiding and the other is for shifting the master plate on the guiding shift, the plate having an arrangement for gripping each of the upper tools of the pairs of tools, which arrangement includes an arrangement for laterally shifting the arrangement for one of the two tools relative to the master plate while holding the tool simultaneously fully parallel to the master plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: SA Martin
    Inventor: Bernard Capdebosc
  • Patent number: 4936818
    Abstract: A paper scoring device is on a first rotatable shaft of a pair of rotatable parallel shafts with a cylindrical member on the second shaft with a circular scoring slot around the cylindrical member where the paper is fed between the rotatable shafts. A male scoring device has a cylindrical base member with a shoulder and a cylindrical sleeve threaded onto the base member forming an outwardly open cylindrical groove in which a cylindrical ring member fits and rotates freely. The cylindrical ring is a pair of plastic rings sandwiching a metal ring which extends outwardly past the surface of the plastic rings to form a scoring rib which interfits into the slot to score the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Inventor: Joseph Holohan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4781667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to second-fold rollers for a folding device adapted for cutting and folding superposed paper webs into a folded section of superposed sheets. The second-fold rollers are arranged in a pair in parallel each other, at least one of which is provided with at least one of non-contact section so formed as to prevent from contacting with the rear corners of the paper sheet to be passed between these second-fold rollers. The non-contact section is a recess partially formed in its cylindrical surface near each end of the second-fold roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Assignee: Kabushikigaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Mitsuo Kitai
  • Patent number: 4650455
    Abstract: In a packaging machine for use with a plurality of webs as a packaging material, each of the webs being formed with fold lines extending widthwise thereof and arranged longitudinally thereof at a spacing corresponding to the height of the finished containers to be eventually formed from the web, the plurality of webs being different in the spacing between the fold lines to form containers of capacities which are variable according to the height, a folding apparatus for forming folds in the web by folding the web along the fold lines, comprising a plurality of folding rollers corresponding to the plurality of webs, each of the folding rollers being movable to and retractable from an operative position in which the folding roller is rotatable by the corresponding web when the web is advanced as passed therearound, each of the folding rollers having edges extending axially thereof and coinciding with the fold lines of the corresponding web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Shikoku Kakooki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihito Kondo
  • Patent number: 4568323
    Abstract: Strip steel stamping knives (1) and, if desired, the strip steel folding rules (2) of a strip steel stamping tool are provided in slots (3, 4) in a carrier plate (5). The strip steel stamping knives and, if desired, the strip steel folding rules protrude downwardly from the carrier plate to cooperate with a counter stamping plate (7). The backs of the stamping knives (1) and, if desired, of the folding rules (2), face a hardened pressure plate (9). In order to achieve an automatic height or elevational adjustment of the stamping knives (1), and if desired, of the folding rules (2), the backs of the stamping knives and, if desired, of the folding rules, are also constructed as hardened cutting edges (11, 12). An intermediate plate (10) is placed between the carrier plate (5) and the pressure plate (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Assignees: R & S Stanzformen GmbH, Karl Stursberg KG
    Inventor: Walter Roeder
  • Patent number: 4541828
    Abstract: A tool support having an arrangement for centering and fixing a tool and a rectangular frame characterized by a pair of pressing members mounted on adjacent sides of the frame and an arrangement to urge the pressing members away from their adjacent frame members so that a tool is moved diagonally toward an opposite corner of the frame. Preferably, one of the pressing members has a slanted plane end surface forming a cam surface which is engaged by a roller mounted on the other pressing member so that movement of the other pressing member is transferred to the one pressing member. The mounting arrangement also includes a tightening arrangement to bias the pressing members away from the adjacent side members of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Bobst S.A.
    Inventor: Georg Polic
  • Patent number: 4405304
    Abstract: A folding-carton gluing machine comprising a machine frame, an inserter, conveying means for the flat carton blanks, a crossbeam on the frame, carton working tools slidably mounted on the crossbeam, means for adjusting the position of the tools relative to a blank, the tools being movable from a working position which they are to occupy in the machine into a position in which they are spaced from the working position, and a sliding table for a flat carton blank adapted to be moved under the tools when the latter are spaced from their working position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Assignee: Jagenberg-Werke AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bensberg, Hartmut Klapp