With Anvil Backup Patents (Class 83/346)
  • Patent number: 10850422
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cutting system for providing holes in a core material layer. The cutting system has a cutting tool having a cutting knife configured to cut through the core material layer, and an anvil having a rigid support surface for receiving the cutting knife of the cutting tool. The cutting system further has an elastic member that is positioned to absorb at least a part of a force applied when the cutting tool is pressed against said anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Ulf Mårtensson, Seppo Bergman, Dan Robertsson
  • Patent number: 10751901
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting tool (100) for providing holes in a core material layer (10). The cutting tool (100) comprises a cutting knife (110) having a cutting edge (112) configured to cut through the core material layer (10), and a support structure (120) onto which the cutting knife (110) is attached, wherein the support structure (120) is at least partly formed by an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Gabor Benkö
  • Patent number: 9738002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, methods and apparatuses for severing elastic in an advancing elastic laminate. A continuous elastic laminate may be formed by bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. As discussed in more detail below, the continuous elastic laminate may advance through a cutting apparatus that intermittently deactivates or severs the elastic strands of the elastic laminate along the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Brian Quade, Jose Angel Mercado
  • Patent number: 9511604
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a receiving block configured such that an object to be cut is arranged thereon, a cutting blade that includes a blade portion, the cutting blade being configured to move between a separated position and a contact position via a clamping position, a first rotating member coupled with the cutting blade, the first rotating member being configured to cause the cutting blade to move from the separated position to the contact position via the clamping position, by the first rotating member rotating in a specified direction from a separated rotation position to a contact rotation position via a clamping rotation position, an elastic member provided on the first rotating member, a DC motor, and a second rotating member configured to rotate in accordance with rotation of the DC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Misato Osuka, Yasutoshi Kano, Kohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9278460
    Abstract: In a cylindrical knife holder rotatable about its longitudinal axis, at least one groove is present. The groove extends in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the knife holder. Inserted exchangeably in this groove is a perforating knife, the perforating edge of which protrudes over the peripheral surface of the knife holder. The perforating knife, which can be clamped in the groove by a releasable clamping device, is supported, at its end lying opposite the perforating edge, on a stop element disposed in the groove. The stop element rests on supporting elements distributed over the length of the groove, which are adjustable in directions running transversely to the longitudinal extent of the groove. The supporting elements define the once set radial position of the perforating knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Andre Meznaric, Toni Egli
  • Publication number: 20150068379
    Abstract: In order to punch a moving material web there are two punching units present, which are arranged one after another in the direction of movement of the material web. Each punching unit has two punching tools, which interact with a rotatably mounted back-pressure cylinder that can be driven. The punching tools are arranged on a rotatably mounted drive shaft that can be driven, and their position can be adjusted in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the latter and locked in various working positions. Each punching tool has a cylindrical base, to the periphery of which a punching strip which is provided with at least one punching shape is fixed such that it can be replaced. The drive shafts can be driven independently of the associated back-pressure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas SCHURCH, André MEZNARIC
  • Publication number: 20150033926
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus comprising a frame and a die roll defining a first longitudinal axis and comprising a cutting member. The die roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about the first longitudinal axis. The rotary cutting apparatus further comprises a bearer ring connected with the die roll and an anvil roll defining a second longitudinal axis and comprising an outer radial surface. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about the second longitudinal axis. The bearer ring of the die roll is in contact with the outer radial surface. The anvil roll may be supported by at least one cam follower. The anvil roll may be axially removable from the frame via lateral translation along the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mujdat Kandemir
  • Publication number: 20150033920
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for cutting a facestock on a liner. An anvil roller receives facestock on liner. A cutting roller, under a force, cuts facestock between the cutting roller and the anvil roller. At least one support roller supports the cutting roller and, optionally, the anvil roller, thereby distributing the force into two or more portions and/or subportions, in two or more directions. Apparatuses, methods and kits for preparing a cutting surface of a cutting roller in a facestock cutting apparatus, or for extending the usefulness of a cutting roller. An equalizer roller is provided in a position adjacent to the cutting roller. The equalizer roller has an equalizing surface having a hardness at least as hard as a hardness of the cutting surface. The cutting roller is rotated against the equalizer roller such that the cutting surface is equalized by the equalizing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ETI Converting Equipment
    Inventors: Francois Bayzelon, Eric Ouellet, Denis Blouin, Jean-Francois Poirier
  • Publication number: 20150013516
    Abstract: A cutting assembly for cutting a meat or food product passing along a path of travel and comprising a blade assembly including a cutting roller having a plurality of cutting blades radially mounted thereon and movable relative to the path of travel. A mating assembly interacts with the plurality of cutting blades to accomplish a multipoint cutting procedure which is facilitated by the concurrent rotation of the cutting roller and cutting blades as well as a linear reciprocal travel thereof transverse to the path of travel. A stabilizing assembly is provided to restrict the dimensional variance of the spacing between the cutting roller and mate roller through which the meat product travels and an ejecting assembly to remove cut portions from between the cutting blades and back onto the path of travel. The cutting assembly preferably includes a modular construction disposal within and removal from an operative position along a processing line associated with the path of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Phil Bifulco
  • Patent number: 8910551
    Abstract: In order to punch a moving material web there are two punching units present, which are arranged one after another in the direction of movement of the material web. Each punching unit has two punching tools, which interact with a rotatably mounted back-pressure cylinder that can be driven. The punching tools are arranged on a rotatably mounted drive shaft that can be driven, and their position can be adjusted in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the latter and locked in various working positions. Each punching tool has a cylindrical base, to the periphery of which a punching strip which is provided with at least one punching shape is fixed such that it can be replaced. The drive shafts can be driven independently of the associated back-pressure cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schürch, André Meznaric
  • Publication number: 20140318340
    Abstract: A sheet S is intermittently advanced or alternately advanced and retreated by a pair of feed rollers 23a, 23b in synchronization with rotation of a pair of magnet and anvil rollers 16, 17 so that the pair of magnet and anvil rollers 16, 17 makes two or more revolutions while the sheet S passes through the pair of magnet and anvil rollers 16, 17. The punching of the same pattern is performed by a flexible die 29 at a plurality of areas of the sheet S spaced in a sheet conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Jun MOCHIZUKI, Toyoki TAKEUCHI, Yoshiyuki HORII, Hidekazu OZASA
  • Patent number: 8863627
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a rotary cutting apparatus including a frame and a die roll defining a first longitudinal axis and comprising a cutting member. The die roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about the first longitudinal axis. The rotary cutting apparatus further includes a bearer ring connected with the die roll and an anvil roll defining a second longitudinal axis and having an outer radial surface. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about the second longitudinal axis. The bearer ring of the die roll is in contact with the outer radial surface. The anvil roll may be supported by at least one cam follower. The anvil roll may be axially removable from the frame via lateral translation along the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Mujdat Kandemir
  • Publication number: 20140260851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing shaped articles from a web material is disclosed. The apparatus generally includes a rotary cylinder adapted to receive a flexible cutting die, and an anvil roller operating in cooperating rotational movement with the rotary cylinder. The cylinder includes attachment mechanisms that are adapted to be received by apertures in the flexible cutting die to thereby secure the cutting die to the cylinder. The apparatus die cuts web material into predetermined shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: WALLACE J. BEAUDRY
  • Publication number: 20140238210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Publication number: 20140174270
    Abstract: An equipment (111) for high speed transversal perforations of variable lengths on continuous forms (32) in movement comprising a blade support (34) with at least a perforating blade (39a) and a blade contrast (112) having at least one projecting profile (41a) of contrast for the perforating blade (39a) and blade and contrast servomechanisms (43, 128) for rotating the support blade and the blade contrast to carry the perforating blade against the projecting profile in synchronism with the form. The blade contrast (112) comprises a hollow cylinder (113) of low rotational inertia, defining the projecting profile (41a) as sectors with axial extensions different in dependence on their angular positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Giuliano DeMarco, Armando Aprato, Francesco Terrusi, Francesco Modica, Gianrico Scarton
  • Patent number: 8757037
    Abstract: A method of feeding packaging material (5, 11) between a punch form (1) and an anvil (12) and bringing the punch form (1) and the anvil (12) together so that the packaging material (5, 11) is die-cut in such a manner that a relative sliding (9) occurs between the packaging material (5, 11) and the actual sheet material (4) of the election rubber (3) during the die-cutting course, even when the clamping pressure (8) is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: SOBI HB
    Inventor: Soren Cavlin
  • Publication number: 20140109739
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a frame movable in a first direction and a second direction that is opposite the first direction. The apparatus includes a cutting roll. The cutting roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about a first longitudinal axis. The apparatus includes an anvil roll. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about a second longitudinal axis. The first longitudinal axis is substantially parallel with the second longitudinal axis. The apparatus includes a first stationary member adapted to prevent movement of the frame in the first direction. The apparatus also includes a second stationary member connected with the frame. The second stationary member has a first configuration that prevents movement of the frame in the second direction. The second stationary member has a second configuration that allows movement of the frame in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe SCHNEIDER, Daniel Patrick FINDLEY
  • Publication number: 20140109736
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus is configured to rotate about a first longitudinal axis. The cutting roll includes a cutting member. The apparatus includes an anvil roll that is configured to rotate about a second longitudinal axis. The anvil roll is positioned relative to the cutting roll such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially parallel with the second longitudinal axis. The anvil roll includes an outer circumferential surface. The second longitudinal axis is selectively movable between a first position and a second position relative to the first longitudinal axis. In the first position, a first minimum distance is defined between the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis. In the second position, a second minimum distance is defined between the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis, and wherein the second minimum distance is greater than the first minimum distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe SCHNEIDER, Daniel Patrick FINDLEY
  • Patent number: 8671810
    Abstract: A printing press folder is provided. The printing press folder includes a cutting apparatus cutting a moving web to form successive signatures, a first acceleration cylinder and a second acceleration cylinder. The first acceleration cylinder includes a first contacting segment and a first relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the first contacting segment. The second acceleration cylinder includes a second contacting segment and a second relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the second contacting segment. The first acceleration cylinder and the second acceleration cylinder grip the web at a gripping location with the first contacting segment and the second contacting segment as the web is cut by the cutting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Albert Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20130294808
    Abstract: A double cut folder is provided for a printing press. The folder has a first cutting cylinder pair including a first knife cylinder and a first anvil cylinder for perforating a web, and a second cutting cylinder pair including a second knife cylinder and a second anvil cylinder for cutting the web into signatures. Each cutting cylinder pair includes a plurality of knife mounting locations and a plurality of cutting rubber locations. Each knife mounting location is configured to hold a knife box. A first subset of the plurality of knife mounting locations each have a knife box secured therein, and a second subset of the plurality of knife mounting locations do not have a knife box secured therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Goss International Americas Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130287466
    Abstract: A cross cutting device of a reel-fed printing press for cutting copies off a printed substrate web through cross cutting of the substrate web is disclosed. The cross cutting device includes at least two cross cutting modules each of which include a cutting cylinder and a counterpart cylinder interacting with the cutting cylinder. Each of the cross cutting modules can be displaced between a working position and a rest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Manroland Web Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter KNAUER, Helmut Schnell, Erich Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20130269493
    Abstract: A folder for a printing press includes a cutting cylinder assembly having at least two knife and anvil cylinder sets positioned near the cutting region of a folder. The cutting cylinder assembly slides or actuates one of the knife and anvil cylinder sets into a cutting position for a desired cut length. The web passes between the knife and anvil cylinder set and is cut. When the cut length needs to be changed, the assembly is relocated to such a position that a second or further set of knife and anvil cylinders is aligned with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Goss International Americas, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130255460
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for assembling absorbent articles, and more particularly, methods and apparatuses for severing elastic in an advancing elastic laminate. A continuous elastic laminate may be formed by bonding elastic strands between a first continuous substrate layer and a second continuous substrate layer. As discussed in more detail below, the continuous elastic laminate may advance through a cutting apparatus that intermittently deactivates or severs the elastic strands of the elastic laminate along the machine direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Brian Quade, Jose Angel Mercado
  • Publication number: 20130261589
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatuses for cutting an elastic member suitable for use in absorbent articles. The cutting roll system includes: an anvil roll; and a cutting roll adjacent the anvil roll, the cutting roll adapted to rotate about a roll axis, and wherein the cutting roll comprises a knife block; wherein the knife block comprises at least two rows of knife edges, each row having at least two knife edges arrayed linearly parallel to the roll axis; each row of knife edges circumferentially spaced apart from each other; each knife edge oriented at an angle which does not match with the roll axis direction or a roll circumferential direction, the roll circumferential direction being perpendicular to the roll axis direction; the knife edges in the same knife block staggered with each other such that each elastic strand in the region is cut no more than once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fujkawa, Takeshi Ogata, Hiroyuki Ueno, Norman Gorospe Juguilon
  • Publication number: 20130160626
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus for cutting a workpiece of an absorbent article that is being transported in a transport direction, includes: a cutter roller having a cutter blade projecting from an outer circumferential surface thereof; and an anvil roller that receives the cutter blade at an outer circumferential surface thereof disposed to face the outer circumferential surface of the cutter roller. While rotating mutually in the transport direction, the cutter roller and the anvil roller cut the workpiece by allowing the workpiece to pass between the rollers. In at least one of the cutter roller and the anvil roller, a dynamic-balance correction section is provided which corrects the dynamic balance of the roller so that the sum of the values of balance quality (mm/sec) defined in JIS B 0905 at one end and the other end of the roller in a rotational-axis direction is 6 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Saga
  • Publication number: 20130118328
    Abstract: A rotary cutter system for cutting a web of material being feed into the rotary cutter at a press speed that includes a cutting cylinder, an anvil cylinder and a servo motor. The rotary cutter includes a controller that controls the speed of rotations of the cylinders. Control of the speed of cutting and anvil cylinders allows for the adjustment of the cut length of the material without having to adjust the position of knives in the cutting cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Vits America, Inc.
    Inventor: John Salamone
  • Publication number: 20130087031
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating a length of pierceable material which includes a first roller, the length of pierceable material being in engagement with and at least partially circumscribing said first roller; and a second roller disposed in close proximity to the first roller. The second roller, which is provided with a plurality of piercing members, is movable from a first position wherein the piercing members are spaced apart from the first roller to a second position wherein selected ones of the piercing members pierce the length of pierceable material. Uniquely, the first roller has a plurality of transversely spaced grooves that receive the extremities of the piercing members when the first roller is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130025423
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a cutter roller with a cutter blade, and an anvil roller that receives the cutter blade. An annular protruding section is provided to an outer circumferential face of one of the cutter roller and the anvil roller, and comes into contact with the other roller. First and second motors drive the cutter roller and the anvil roller. A first motor control unit controls the first motor by position control or speed control. A second motor control unit controls the second motor. The anvil roller rotates to follow the cutter roller by a torque transmitted from the cutter roller via the annular protruding section, and a supplementary torque is imparted from the second motor to the anvil roller, based on a control by the second motor control unit, so as to assist a rotation of the anvil roller following the cutter roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: UNI-CHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8360126
    Abstract: A motorized head for applying fiber composite material to an application surface includes a drive roll assembly for applying fiber composite material to an application surface. The drive roll assembly includes a drive roll and a backup roll and a drive roll nip formed between the drive roll and the backup roll. At least one cutter is mounted on the drive roll for cutting fiber composite material, and an ejector mechanism is mounted on the drive roll behind the cutter mechanism. The ejector mechanism positively displaces the leading end of the cut tow material away from the surface of the drive roll to ensure that the cut tow material does not misfeed as it approaches the fiber path chute downstream from the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: MAG IAS, LLC
    Inventor: Milo M. Vaniglia
  • Publication number: 20120325067
    Abstract: A blade mount is brought into contact with the outer circumference face of knife cylinder such that penetrating hole having a larger diameter on the blade mount faces a stopping member of sliding member. Resilient force is generated between an active-force generator and the sliding member and thereby the stopping member is projected externally from the outer circumference face of the knife cylinder. The blade mount is slid with respect to the outer circumference face of the knife cylinder such that the inner wall of penetrating hole having a smaller diameter formed on the blade mount is fitted into the space between the outer circumference of the knife cylinder and the stopping member, so that the blade mount is fixed to the outer circumference face of the knife cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironari Yamada, Osamu Hatano, Kazuya Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8336435
    Abstract: A rotatable anvil for a rotary cutting unit, including an axle, at least one anvil portion adapted to co-operate with a knife member of a rotary cutter, a pair of load transmitting portions adapted to abut a pair of abutment members of the rotary cutter, the pair of load transmitting portions being arranged on each side of the anvil portion, and deflection means provided underneath at least one of the anvil portion and the load transmitting portions. The invention also relates to a rotary cutting unit including a rotary cutting drum and a rotatable anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Gilbert Grenier
  • Publication number: 20120234145
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus comprising a frame and a die roll defining a first longitudinal axis and comprising a cutting member. The die roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about the first longitudinal axis. The rotary cutting apparatus further comprises a bearer ring connected with the die roll and an anvil roll defining a second longitudinal axis and comprising an outer radial surface. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about the second longitudinal axis. The bearer ring of the die roll is in contact with the outer radial surface. The anvil roll may be supported by at least one cam follower. The anvil roll may be axially removable from the frame via lateral translation along the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Mujdat Kandemir
  • Publication number: 20120204692
    Abstract: In order to punch a moving material web there are two punching units present, which are arranged one after another in the direction of movement of the material web. Each punching unit has two punching tools, which interact with a rotatably mounted back-pressure cylinder that can be driven. The punching tools are arranged on a rotatably mounted drive shaft that can be driven, and their position can be adjusted in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the latter and locked in various working positions. Each punching tool has a cylindrical base, to the periphery of which a punching strip which is provided with at least one punching shape is fixed such that it can be replaced. The drive shafts can be driven independently of the associated back-pressure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHÜRCH, André MEZNARIC
  • Patent number: 8216415
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention includes a continuous feed variable depth die cut for use in cutting kinesiology tape. The die cut includes a housing, including a first opening configured to allow the kinesiology tape to enter the housing and a second opening configured to allow the kinesiology tape to exit the housing. The die cut also includes a roller inside the housing, wherein the roller is configured to rotate as the kinesiology tape passes over the roller and a die formed on the outer surface of the roller, wherein the die includes a cutting edge for cutting the kinesiology tape and wherein the cutting edge is formed in the shape of the strip of kinesiology tape to be cut. The die cut further includes a surface inside the housing, wherein the kinesiology tape passes over the surface when the kinesiology tape is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Reed M. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8176821
    Abstract: The invention concerns a machine comprising driving means (14, 16, 18) for driving sheets in a drive direction (F) through a processing zone (T), and processing means including a tool (53, 53?) and a counter tool (56), respectively, borne by a first and by a second transverse rotary support shaft (52, 54). Said processing means are designed to produce in the sheets cutouts and folds transverse to their drive direction. The counter tool has a substantially cylindrical surface having at least one working strip (57) which extends parallel to the axis of the second support shaft and is radially offset relative to the portions (58) of said surface which are adjacent to said strip, the latter being designed to cooperate with the tool to form a cutout or a fold in a sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Rapidex S.M.
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Taillardat
  • Publication number: 20120079926
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve methods and apparatuses for cutting and removing trim from an advancing substrate. Particular embodiments of the apparatuses and methods disclosed herein provide for removal of continuous lengths of trim, and in some embodiments, discrete pieces of trim from an advancing substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Nathan Alan Gill, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Publication number: 20120036973
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a material web transported in a longitudinal direction through the apparatus includes a machine frame, an anvil cylinder positioned in the machine frame and rotatable around a first axis; and a tool cylinder positioned in the machine frame and rotatable around a second axis. The first and second axes of rotation are respectively oriented transverse to the longitudinal direction and parallel to the material web. The anvil cylinder and the tool cylinder are rotatable toward each other so that the material web can be guided between the anvil cylinder and the tool cylinder. The anvil cylinder and the tool cylinder are pivotally mounted to deviate by the same angle from a right angle to the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: PETER EISEMANN
  • Patent number: 8100040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary cutting device comprising a rotatable cutting tool and a rotatable anvil roller incorporating a cutting support, wherein a cutting edge, which co-operates with the cutting support, is arranged on the cutting tool for cutting a web of material, and wherein at least one support ring with a support surface is mounted on the cutting tool for supporting the cutting tool relative to the anvil roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Aichele Werkzeuge GmbH
    Inventor: Wilhelm Aichele
  • Patent number: 8100038
    Abstract: A printing press folder is provided. The printing press folder includes a cutting apparatus cutting a moving web to form successive signatures, a first acceleration cylinder and a second acceleration cylinder. The first acceleration cylinder includes a first contacting segment and a first relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the first contacting segment. The second acceleration cylinder includes a second contacting segment and a second relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the second contacting segment. The first acceleration cylinder and the second acceleration cylinder grip the web at a gripping location with the first contacting segment and the second contacting segment to create a tension in the web as the web is cut by the cutting apparatus. A method of varying tension in a web in a printing press folder is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Albert Sandahl
  • Publication number: 20110203435
    Abstract: A rotary cutting die assembly is provided that includes a die cylinder, an anvil, and a die board mounted to the die cylinder. The die board includes a series of trim cutting blades. Disposed on the outside of each trim cutting blade is a trim stripper. Secured to the die board adjacent the outside of the trim strippers is a series of retainers that generally retain the trim strippers between trip cutting blades and the retainers. This generally prevents cut pieces of trim from being packed and wedged into a gap between the trim cutting blades and the trim strippers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: CONTAINER GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James M. Smithwick
  • Publication number: 20110167973
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting tubular members includes a support structure, a control system, a cutting station, a guide and an extracting assembly. The cutting station includes a first wheel having at least one cutting member located on the circumference of the first wheel and a second wheel having at least one projection located on the circumference of the second wheel. The extracting assembly has a cylindrical member with a first end and a second end. The cylindrical member also includes a pair of grooves extending along a portion of the interior thereof. The grooves decrease in height and depth from the first interior section to the third interior section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Lewis W. Wadsworth
  • Publication number: 20110162497
    Abstract: A leg-surrounding opening forming apparatus (100) according to the present invention includes: a cutter roller (110) having an outer circumferential surface provided with blades (112) to cut predetermined regions (44) corresponding to L-size openings (40L) in a web (7), and configured to rotate at a fixed speed when a leg-surrounding openings (40) of a single size are formed; an anvil roller (120) facing the cutter roller (110) across the web (7); and a controller unit (130) configured to control a cutter circumferential speed (c). The controller unit (130) is configured to control the cutter circumferential speed (c) in such a manner as to equalize the cutter circumferential speed (c) to a conveyance speed (v) of the web (7) when the L-size openings (40L) are formed, and to make the cutter circumferential speed (c) higher than the conveyance speed (v) of the web (7) when M-size openings (40M) are formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7954405
    Abstract: A dispensing unit includes an outer front wall, two outer side walls, a housing for holding a pile of a continuous length of accordion-like folded web of towels of tissue paper or nonwoven including bundles, the outer front wall having an access opening to the pile, a dispensing opening for the web of towels and a feeding mechanism including a member for controlling the dispensing of the web of towels, a drive unit and a braking arrangement for the web of towels. A unit of consumable articles includes the pile of bundles with connecting elements therebetween, which are inserted through the access opening into the housing in the dispensing unit and added to the bottom of the pile. The web of towels is dispensed from the upper part of the pile by a feeding mechanism, which positions the web of towels in a starting mode in the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Robert Kling
  • Patent number: 7942088
    Abstract: A rotary cutting unit includes a rotary cutter overlying a rotatable anvil. The anvil includes an axle, at least one anvil portion adapted to co-operate with a knife member of a rotary cutter, and a pair of load transmitting portions adapted to abut a pair of abutment members of the rotary cutter. The pair of load transmitting portions are arranged on each side of the anvil portion. A load receiving member is provided between each load transmitting portion and the anvil portion. Each of the load receiving members is connected to the axle via a bearing. Fluid cylinders apply upward forces to the load receiving members, wherein the total upward force exceeds the weight of the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Gilbert Grenier, Dirk Harste
  • Patent number: 7942089
    Abstract: An anvil drum for a rotary cutting apparatus having a rotary axis comprises an axle on each axial side of the anvil and concentric with the axis. Each of the axles is adapted to receive a bearing, and an anvil surface substantially concentric with the rotary axis. A reference portion is provided including an axial reference surface coaxial to the axis and a radial surface perpendicular to the axis. At least one connection device is provided for connecting a cover member on each axial side of the anvil so as to cover the bearing, respectively. An anvil assembly is further provided with such an anvil drum and the bearings, each cover member being provided with a blind opening adapted arranged coaxially with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventor: Gilbert Grenier
  • Publication number: 20110036217
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus comprises a frame and a die roll defining a first longitudinal axis and comprising a cutting member. The die roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about the first longitudinal axis. The rotary cutting apparatus further comprises a bearer ring connected with the die roll and an anvil roll defining a second longitudinal axis and comprising an outer radial surface. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about the second longitudinal axis. The bearer ring of the die roll is in contact with the outer radial surface. The rotary cutting apparatus further comprises a reconditioning member comprising an abrasive surface engaged with the outer radial surface of the anvil roll. The outer radial surface of the anvil roll moves relative to the abrasive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 7861631
    Abstract: A system and method for cutting shingles according to which a plurality of cutting blades are mounted on the outer circumference of a cutting cylinder, and the cylinder is rotated with the blades engaging the sheet while effecting relative translational movement between the cylinder and the sheet so that shingles are cut from the sheet upon one rotation of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Freshwater, Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 7798039
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cross cutting device and a corresponding operating method for manufacturing cut-out portions from a flat material web which is moved in a direction of transportation. The device has two cross cutting units which each have a fixed blade and a rotating blade arranged on a rotational element, and said cross cutting units are spaced apart from one another in the direction of transportation. The second rotational element can be connected to a suction device in such a way that in a case of application the cut-out portion is at least temporarily secured on the second rotational element. According to the invention, the second rotational element has, along its circumferential face, a plurality of zones, to which suction air can be applied individually and/or in combination, in order to secure cut-out portions of different formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schurch, Bruno Wallimann
  • Patent number: 7784386
    Abstract: A paper cutting apparatus is disclosed as including a cylindrical cutting roller with a number of closed-loop cutting ridges on its outer cylindrical surface and a support roller, in which the cutting roller is rotatable relative to the support roller to move a piece of paper or cardboard material relative to and between the cutting roller and support roller to cut out part of the piece of paper or cardboard material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Lee Tack Plastic & Metal Manufactory Ltd
    Inventor: Kwok Ki Stephen Chan
  • Patent number: 7748304
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separating long, unwound items like fiber, fiber strands, yarn, etc. into short lengths. The apparatus has a backup roll, a blade roll, an idler roll, and a new-strand starting mechanism. The improvements include a guide roll for the items spaced from and located upstream of the apparatus and a movable, two-part idler roll on the apparatus for increasing the width of a separating portion of the backup roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Douglas J. Kempski, Michael David Folk