With Slitter Patents (Class 83/302)
  • Patent number: 11044936
    Abstract: A tobacco cut filler comprises a first tobacco material cut in accordance with a first cut specification, wherein the first cut specification sets at least predetermined first cut width and first cut length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Fabien Zuchuat, Otto Virag
  • Patent number: 10953613
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism for a composite material lay-up head comprises a plurality of blades, each blade having a variable width, and a drive mechanism to drive the blades along an axial direction to cut a respective tow of composite material. The blades are rotatable about the axial direction between a first angular position, wherein the blades sever the respective tow along a first cutting direction transversal to a longitudinal direction of the respective tow, and a second angular position, wherein the blades sever the respective tow along a second cutting direction rotated by a rotation angle to the first cutting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Petar Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 10513045
    Abstract: A good-quality slit separator having a small amount of fuzziness at a slit part thereof is to be obtained. The present invention includes: a step (S101) of conveying an original sheet (S); and a step (S102) of slitting the original sheet (S) by causing a plurality of slitting blades (72) to cut into the original sheet (S) such that tangent plane angles (?3) in a tangent plane, on which a slitting position is in contact with the original sheet (S), are substantially identical with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Oohira, Tatsuya Kataoka, Kiyomu Nomura, Masaya Kondo
  • Publication number: 20140083267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing an article. The method includes providing a fiber material, splitting the fiber material with a splitting roller having a set of grooves that extend continuously around a circumference of the splitting roller, and cutting the fiber material to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Silva, Jeffrey Scott Dahl
  • Patent number: 8544371
    Abstract: A paperboard slitter machine includes a first housing, a rotary cutter movable in and out of the first housing for cutting a paperboard, a second housing, a passage defined between the first housing and the second housing for the feeding of the paperboard to be cut, a linking mechanism holding two roller brushes in the second housing and a driving device controllable to move the linking mechanism in carrying the roller brushes out of the second housing into the passage to press on the paperboard at two sides relative to the rotary cutter for enabling the paperboard to be accurately and smoothly cut by the rotary cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Che Lin
  • Patent number: 8266995
    Abstract: A paper processing device including: a first cutting unit that cuts a transported continuous paper along a transporting direction of the continuous paper to change a width of the continuous paper; a second cutting unit that cuts continuous papers, which are formed by cutting with the first cutting unit, along a width direction of the cut continuous papers to cut the continuous papers into papers of a desired size, the second cutting unit including plural second cutting members disposed along the width direction of the cut continuous papers, and plural driving units that respectively drive the second cutting members are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Takashimizu
  • Publication number: 20120048082
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing an article. The method includes providing a fiber material, splitting the fiber material with a splitting roller having a set of grooves that extend continuously around a circumference of the splitting roller, and cutting the fiber material to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Raymond Silva, Jeffrey Scott Dahl
  • Patent number: 7617751
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a quilted material web having a quilted patterns thereon into panels having a desired length and width with respective quilted patterns centered therein. A first detector detects a center of a quilted pattern on the quilted material web; and in response thereto, a cutting apparatus cuts the quilted material web to form edges of a panel equidistant from the quilted pattern center. The cutting apparatus includes a pair of trim blades that cut opposite side edges of the panel equidistant from the quilted pattern center and a cross cutting apparatus that cuts end edges of the panel equidistant from the quilted pattern center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Michael A. James, David Brian Scott, Terrance L. Myers
  • Patent number: 7163287
    Abstract: A combined cutter and slitter module for a wallpaper printer, the combined cutter and slitter module comprising: at least two end plates, a media web able to pass between the at least two end plates; at least two slitter rollers rotatably held between the at least two end plates, each of the slitter rollers provided with at least one cutting disk, each of the cutting disks located at different positions along the length of the at least two slitter rollers; a guide roller positioned to selectively engage with at least one cutting disk, the media web able to be passed between the guide roller and the at least one cutting disk; a drive motor to rotate the guide roller; a first actuating motor to selectively rotate the at least two slitter rollers and thereby selectively engage at least one cutting disk with the guide roller; a transverse cutter positioned along at least the width of the media web; and, a second actuating motor to force the transverse cutter against the media web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King
  • Patent number: 7156007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for crushing a hydrous polymer jelly, comprising two rolls (11,12) located axially parallel and rotating in opposite directions between which a nip (13) for the passage of the polymer gel (10) is formed. In order to achieve a more uniform and cheaper size reduction of polymer gels, the present invention proposes to form one roll as a cutting roll (11) which is provided with at least one axially extending cross cutting element (15) having a cutting edge (17) and with a radially extending longitudinal cutting element (14) provided with a cutting edge (18) which runs around it, and to form the other roll as a back-up roll (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Stockhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Detlef Albin, Jürgen Schulte, Uwe Günther
  • Patent number: 7032488
    Abstract: A support for a material web for use with a longitudinal cutting device for cutting the material web, includes a support shaft having an axis of rotation. At least one bearing mechanism positions the at least one support shaft, wherein the at least one bearing mechanism has an axis of rotation outside of the axis of rotation of the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Höpner, Thomas Hitscher
  • Publication number: 20030172785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a web perforating apparatus which includes a system for detecting and indicating when a blade in the apparatus is broken, dull or otherwise not perforating the web. The apparatus is typically used with rewinders or other similar machines that produce perforated sheets of products, such as paper, using sets of stationary anvil blades and rotating perforating blades. The apparatus comprises at least one anvil including a blade holder and an anvil blade which is positioned within the blade holder. The blade holder is formed of an insulating material for electrically isolating the anvil blade from the machine frame of the rewinder. An electrical conductor is coupled to the anvil blade for supplying an electric current to the anvil blade from a current source. The apparatus also includes at least one grounded perforating blade for moving relative to the anvil blade and cooperating with the anvil blade to perforate the web at predetermined points along its length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: John S. Formon, Bernie Dodge, Andrew Morris
  • Patent number: 6267034
    Abstract: A high speed rotary cutter assembly for transversely cutting a moving web, comprising a cutting roll and an anvil roll rotating at web speed which are selectively movable toward and away from one another to set the rotary cutter assembly in operative and idle modes, respectively. The invention also extends to a web handling device for forming a continuous multi-form web into a stack, comprising a folder assembly laying successive forms of the web in a superposed relationship on a table to form a stack. A temporary stack support assembly is extended along an arcuate descending path between the folder assembly and the table when the stack is completed for temporarily holding the incoming folded product until the completed stack on the table has been ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: RDP Marathon Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Beckwith
  • Patent number: 5913983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing skivings generated by slicing a moving web comprises a slitter knife for cutting the web and an edge vacuum machine comprising at least two vacuum heads which engulf but do not touch the moving web. Skivings from the edges of the web are vacuumed away so that they do not contaminate the web during later treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Thomas M. Farmer
  • Patent number: 5249494
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting machine for tuberiform vegetables or root crops, in which a rotor (2) is mounted rotatably in a rotation casing (1), the rotor carrying the material (4) and pressing it against the inner wall of the rotation casing. The casing is defined over a circumferential section thereof by a flap (7) mounted pivotally on the casing, with the flap when open defining a cutting gap (8) with a slice-cutting cutter (6) fixed on the casing. An adjusting device (20) is provided for pivoting the flap (7) and adjusting the thickness of the cut. A strip cutter (25), which is mounted on a driven cutting belt (10), is fitted with transversely lying cutters (12) which cut the slices (4a) into strips (4b) in a cutting zone. Downstream of the strip cutter is a dice cutter (26) which cuts the strips into dice and can comprise a circular cutter shaft or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Herbort Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Borvitz
  • Patent number: 5172621
    Abstract: In a device for cutting strip material as used in automatic wrapping machines, including transverse and longitudinal cutters by use of which the continuous strip is divided up into individual wrappers, the two cutters operate in conjunction with a reaction element serving additionally to support, retain and convey the strip in such a way that the material remains in a correct feed and cut position at least during its passage through the device. To advantage, a single reaction element can be utilized with the two cutters, and in the event that these are conventional, the first with a straight transverse blade and the second with a circumferential blade, the reaction surface is provided by a cylindrical roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: G. D. Societa per Azioni
    Inventors: Alessandro Minarelli, Alver Tacchi
  • Patent number: 4964324
    Abstract: A side trimmer shear for metallic strip and the like travelling along a pass line including gear housings on opposite sides of the strip as it passes along the pass line. Means are provided for varying the angular positions of the gear housings with respect to the pass line. Upper and lower shear knives are carried on the gear housings for engaging and trimming the edges of the strip; while a rigid shaft extends between the gear housings. Gearing is carried within the gear housings for driving the shear knives; while a gear mounted on splines on the drive shaft is provided with gear teeth with curved side walls which permit angular variation of the positions of the gear housings with respect to the rigid drive shaft. The apparatus also includes chopper rolls carried on the gear housings which are driven by a similar rigid drive shaft and a gear provided with curved side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: SMS Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew C. Pavlick
  • Patent number: 4916991
    Abstract: A punching and longitudinal cutting device for rotary folders includes two pairs of opposite web feeding rollers fixedly arranged on shafts. One shaft in a first pair carries an edge trimming blade and a punching or perforating blade and is adjustable in radial direction relative to the other shaft by means of cams controlled by a control shaft. The angular position of the cams is adjustable so that the one shaft can be adjusted either in parallel or in an inclined position relative to the other shaft. The other shaft is axially adjustable relative to the frame. The other shaft supports a counter blade cooperating with the edge cutting blade, a counter roll and a carrier for supporting two coplanar counter rolls cooperating with the punching or perforating blade. The coplanar counter rolls are axially displaceable on the carrier and held in a fixed position relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: VCB Kombinat Polygraph Werner Lamberg
    Inventor: Klaus Hertrich
  • Patent number: 4846778
    Abstract: A slitter scorer including a pair of rotating shafts and roll heads fixedly mounted opposite to each other on said rotating shafts, thereby working a sheet carried between said roll heads, comprises plurality of pairs of head holding shafts having the same diameter as that of said pair of rotating shafts and capable of being disposed on an extension of an end of said pair of rotating shafts concentrically to said pair of rotating shafts, head exchanging means for exchanging said plurality of pairs of head holding shafts, roll heads held to said head holding shafts and means for moving said roll heads axially, whereby said roll heads on the rotating shafts and said roll heads on said head holding shafts are exchanged by slidably moving said rotating shafts and said head holding shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadashi Hirakawa, Yukuharu Seki, Yukio Oku
  • Patent number: 4846033
    Abstract: Polygonally-shaped blanks useful in making products such as can parts are formed by dividing a relatively wide web of material into a plurality of relatively narrow strips, each strip having longitudinal edges delimited by scroll lines formed from a plurality of straight scroll line sections. The strips can be arranged parallel to a longitudinal axis of the web or at an angle relative thereto. It is also possible to divide the strips into individual blanks at a scrolling station or at a remote can making station. The polygonal shape of the blanks permits them to be designed so as to compensate for earing caused by the anisotropy of the material from which the web is made. Various punches and slitting arrangements can be employed to perforate the web and to longitudinally and laterally cut it so as to form the strip and/or blanks therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: KM-Engineering AG
    Inventors: Werner H. Uehlinger, Jozef T. Franek
  • Patent number: 4784318
    Abstract: Rectangular drawings of standard dimensions or formats can be automatically cut out of a continuous paper or plastic web (1) by a transverse cutter (9) and a plurality of longitudinal cutters (26), as directed by coding (20) on the edge of the web. The cut-off strips (23) of scrap made by transverse cutter (9) are directed away by a movable deflector (13). Additional deflectors (62) are provided downstream, in web motion direction D, of the longitudinal cutters (26) and serve to separate the scraps (23, 25) produced by the longitudinal cutters from the drawing forms (A0-A4) which have been trimmed on all four sides. Thus, manual separation of the drawings from the surrounding scrap is obviated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Inventor: Otto Bay
  • Patent number: 4662970
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming discrete length strip members each composed of a plurality of laterally interconnected items, and collating those strip members into a plurality of pads of items. A supply source of elongate material is supported by support means and fed along a feed path past longitudinal and transverse cutting means which, respectively, progressively longitudinally cut the elongate material into a plurality of material strips, and intermittently transversely cut the material strips into the strip members. Strip member feed means intermittently feeds the strip members onto a work surface with successive feedings being superimposed on preceding feedings. Following each feeding, a carriage moves over the work surface carrying a supply source of self-adhesive tape which is fed from the supply source and laid in a relaxed condition along, but laterally overlapping from, an edge portion of each strip member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Banson Nominees Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Bancroft
  • Patent number: 4658685
    Abstract: A device for longitudinally cutting web material, especially paper and cardboard webs with at least one rotating circular knife pair consisting of a freely rotating point knife that enters the material during the cutting process and a pot knife that rests on a power-rotated hub element. To reliably preserve, with simple means, an initial basic or zero adjustment subsequent to regrinding or replacement of the pot knife, the cutting surface of the pot knife rests axially against a contact surface that is stationary in relation to the hub element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Assignee: Jagenberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jakob Bodewein
  • Patent number: 4638934
    Abstract: A machine for slicing matting of brittle fiber material comprising an elastomeric coated anvil roller and a slicer roller having a plurality of cutting discs mounted on an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the anvil roller, which depress the matting into the elastomeric material of the anvil roller sufficiently to break the brittle fibers. The sliced matting can then be conveniently cut transversely on the same machine, if desired, to form diced brittle fiber matting. The diced matting, e.g., of fiberglass is a way of facilitating the separation of short fibers from fiberglass matting to produce raw material for forming new matting, or the diced brittle fiber matting, e.g., fiberglass or carbon fiber matting may be used as such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1987
    Inventor: Jerry Fram
  • Patent number: 4464961
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is apparatus for cutting a strip of battery plate material into a plurality of battery plates, which strip of battery plate material includes a series of longitudinally evenly spaced apertures, and which apparatus comprises a plurality of support rollers rotatably mounted on a frame, an endless belt trained around the support rollers on an endless path, which belt includes an inner surface and an outer surface having thereon a plurality of longitudinally evenly spaced lugs adapted, when the strip is overlayed on the belt, to engage the strip apertures for advancing the strip in common with advancement of the belt, sprocket teeth on at least one of the support rollers and a plurality of apertures on the endless belt engaged by the sprocket teeth for advancing the belt along the endless path, a cutter roller mounted on the frame for rotation and for translation toward and away from the belt, which cutter roller has, on the periphery thereof, cutting knives for severing the strip into plates in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Mac Engineering & Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Tole, Ned L. Stauffer
  • Patent number: 4346851
    Abstract: A shredder device for selectively shredding paper sheets, such as bank notes, in the form of an interchangeable module for a conveying system includes a conveyor movably mounted within the module, means disposed along a feed path for directing selected sheets onto the conveyor and a pair of shredding cylinders mounted rotatably in the module so as to receive and shred sheets mounted on the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1982
    Assignee: G.A.O. Gesellschaft fur Automation und Organisation mbH
    Inventors: Herbert Bernardi, Gerd von Aschwege
  • Patent number: 4318678
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a plurality of trapezoidal dough pieces of the same orientation from a web of moving dough sheet includes a first rotatable cylindrical cutter producing two kinds of series of trapezoidal dough pieces arranged in opposite orientations, one kind of series of continuous, the other separated into pieces. The series which is continuous is sidetracked upwardly, cut into pieces by a second rotatable cylindrical cutter and then reversed by passing around a curved surface and following onto the moving surface on which the dough pieces of the other series are being conveyed. The fall causes all dough pieces to have the same orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Torahiko Hayashi, Michio Morikawa, Sadao Shibata
  • Patent number: 4318430
    Abstract: Apparatus for manufacturing rechargeable electrochemical cell electrodes of the type having a metal grid substrate and an electrochemically active material carried thereby, in which a continuously moving web of the metal grid substrate is fed to a paste applicator where active material is loaded into the spaces of the grid, the loaded grid then being passed through a set of driven sizing rollers for compressing the active material and grid and for extracting excess liquid, and thereafter being passed through a set of die rollers which cuts and trims the electrodes to the desired form. During transport of the continuous web, webs of disposable material, such as porous pasting paper, are conveyed in contact with one or both sides of the substrate as it progresses through the manufacturing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Gifford T. Perman
  • Patent number: 4294145
    Abstract: A machine for the crosscutting of a multi-ply web includes a crosscutter, a guide preceding the crosscutter in the direction of web travel and a feed section disposed between the web guide and the crosscutter preceding the web to the crosscutter which includes a pair of rolls. Differences in sheet lengths of the various plies cut by the crosscutter is compensated by mounting the web guide for pivotable movement as a unit about the axis of one of the two rolls of the feed section and for fixing the web guide in a selected position in the path of motion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: Jagenberg Werke AG
    Inventor: Jakob Bodewein
  • Patent number: 4279184
    Abstract: At least three crosscutters for a web of corrugated board include a first crosscutter for the original width of the web and second and third crosscutters for crosscutting slit subwebs having reduced widths as compared to the original web width. A module formed by the second and/or third crosscutters with less power and drive requirements is located in the same vertical plane as the crosscutter rolls of the first crosscutter or laterally displaced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Universal Corrugated Box Machinery Holding AG
    Inventor: Cees J. Smolders
  • Patent number: 4275629
    Abstract: Individual battery grids are effectively cut from a continuous sheet of expanded and pasted grid stock by the method and apparatus herein disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: Jerry T. McDowell
  • Patent number: 4265152
    Abstract: A cutter for cross cutting a main strip of material, or several elemental strips resulting from cutting of this strip in the longitudinal direction incorporates two cutting devices for cutting respectively over a width less than that of the strip, which devices are placed side-by-side at the same level in a direction parallel to the width of the strip, a cutting device for cutting over a width at least equal to that of the strip, at a level different from said level, and independently-adjustable means for the individual control of the three cutting devices for causing cutting at predetermined times which can be adjusted independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Astin France Assistance Technique Industrielle
    Inventor: Gabriel Corradi
  • Patent number: 4241629
    Abstract: The subject invention is related to a cutting apparatus for forming individual battery grid structures from a sheet material having cut out portions thereon, said apparatus comprising spaced apart first and second rotatable means, a plurality of leading knives carried by said first means, a plurality of trailing knives carried by said second means, said knives arranged to cut transversely of said material forming shear lines from the edge of said sheet material to the cut out portions of said material, a plurality of blades carried by said first and second rotatable means for cutting longitudinally of said sheet material along a slit line between adjacent cut out portions of said sheet material, said knives and blades being spaced about the periphery of said first and second rotatable means and arranged to cooperate to sectionalize and form thereby individual battery grid structures from said sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: Jerry T. McDowell
  • Patent number: 4206669
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing gaps in zipper chain is especially adapted for chain having plastic elements of U-shape joined by imbedded connector threads and stitched to tape. Apparatus includes slitting means which slice into and demolish fastener elements in the gap as the zipper is drawn along, and lancer elements which are periodically activated to cut the connecting threads at the beginning and end of the gap. Stitches and tape in gap are left intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Scovill Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Harry Fisher, Stuart Fisher
  • Patent number: 4171666
    Abstract: Apparatus for successively fabricating slotted partition strips for use in assembling multi-cell partitions utilized in cartons, crates and the like as characterized by construction providing for adjustability thereof for fabrication of varying sizes and types of partition strips, as follows. Devices supply a continuous length of material such as paper board. Devices successively transversely cut the continuous length of material into individual strips of desired height. Devices are provided for varying the height of the strips cut by the strip cutting devices. Devices successively longitudinally cut a desired number of spaced-apart slots in each of the strips extending inwardly a desired distance from the leading cut edge thereof to define a predetermined number of flaps on the leading edge. Adjustment devices are provided for varying the height of the slots cut in the strips by the slot cutting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1979
    Assignee: Sonoco Products Company
    Inventors: Dale R. Swenson, Sidney E. Moore, Hurley R. Brooking, Harlan L. Carroll
  • Patent number: 4170170
    Abstract: Apparatus for successively fabricating and assembling multi-cell partitions, having a plurality of intermeshing transverse and longitudinal partition strips for use in cartons, crates and the like, is characterized by providing for continuous movement of the partition strips, assembly of the partition strips in a collapsed condition, and adjustability of the apparatus for fabrication and assembly of varying sizes and types of partitions to provide desired speed and versatility for commercial operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: Sonoco Products Company
    Inventors: Marion W. Beasley, Dale R. Swenson, Sidney E. Moore, Hurley R. Brooking, Harlan L. Carroll
  • Patent number: 4041819
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing sheets of corrugated board from a moving web includes stationary upper and lower slitter devices for slitting the web longitudinally into a plurality of narrow webs and means for leading each of these narrow webs to a selected one of three cutoff devices located at different heights. The means for leading the narrow webs to the cutoff includes stationary director-support means and presettable automatic lead-in table elements that are selectively operable between three positions. The lead-in table elements are also operable as a group to a raised position wherein they are retracted so as to permit a workman to clear jams or otherwise service the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: S&S Corrugated Paper Machinery Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chu, Gunther Weiskopf, Lawrence J. Saunders
  • Patent number: 4014234
    Abstract: This cutting apparatus includes a frame structure supporting a cutting roller and a counter pressure roller arranged at an angle relative to the feed advance direction of sheet material to be cut. Drive means are provided for the cutting roller and for the counter pressure roller in the form of a common drive chain positively interconnecting the rollers with a drive motor through an instantaneously operable clutch, such as an electro-magnetic or pneumatic clutch. A brake is provided between the cutting roller and the frame structure, whereby the control of the clutch and of the brake is such that engagement of the positive drive through the clutch disengages the brake and vice-versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1977
    Assignee: Stanztechnik GmbH Roeder & Spengler
    Inventor: Ernst M. Spengler
  • Patent number: 3964356
    Abstract: In an apparatus for trimming a band of marginal feed holes from the marginal edge of a continuous paper web wherein the apparatus has a pair of rotary slitters for slicing the web parallel to its marginal edge and a tractor pin feed device for moving the web toward the rotary slitters, a web chopper is provided which includes a rotary chopper blade in cutting engagement with a rotary anvil for repeatedly chopping the web at its marginal edge. The chopper blade has an inner edge in alignment with the slitters so that the web may be chopped along its marginal edge during the feeding thereof into the slitters which serve to thereafter slit along the web to thereby separate the feed hole band from the web into short strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1976
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: John Joseph Dineen
  • Patent number: 3937377
    Abstract: A chopper for severed margins of multi-folded paper is provided wherein the margins are slit off the sheet and then chopped into small pieces which occupy a minimum amount of space and which present a simplified disposal problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: American/Durein Company
    Inventor: Marlin A. Schueler