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Rodger E Whipple: Web dryer with control of air infiltration. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, August 19, 1986: US04606137 (30 worldwide citation)

A unique nozzle assembly (11, 12) is provided for placement within the chamber (4) of a web dryer (1) and closely adjacent a housing web slot (5, 6). The nozzle assembly generally comprises a Coanda-type nozzle (27) and a supplemental nozzle (33) disposed on the assembly so that it is positioned bet ...


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Harold E Dunlap, Ronald F Goodnow: Finger-type doctor blade holder. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Kehoe, May 19, 1987: US04665859 (28 worldwide citation)

A finger-type doctor blade holder has a plurality of pressure fingers spaced along the underside of a loading plate. A doctor blade is removably supported in recesses defined between the pressure fingers and the loading plate, and the pressure fingers are mounted for pivotal movement about an axis e ...


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Ronald F Goodnow, Robert A Reid, Robert Austin: Doctoring apparatus. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Kehoe, December 6, 1988: US04789432 (28 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for doctoring a cylindrical rotating surface, comprising a doctor back mounted for rotation about a first axis, and a blade carrier assembly mounted on the doctor back for rotation about a second parallel axis. A doctor blade is removably supported by the blade carrier assembly and is l ...


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Kenneth G Hagen, David A Leeman: Compact convective web dryer. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, April 19, 1994: US05303484 (22 worldwide citation)

A convective dryer for drying a moving coated web has at least one module arranged on one side of the path of web travel. The module includes a housing subdivided into a first chamber opening towards the path of web travel and a second adjacent enclosed chamber. Mutually spaced nozzle assemblies ext ...


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Bruce F Taylor, Kenneth G Hagen: Evaporative-cooling apparatus and method for the control of web or web-production machine component surface temperatures. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Pahl Lorusso & Loud, September 1, 1987: US04689895 (21 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus for providing a shower of fog onto a web or a machine component in contact with a web. The fog, which has a temperature lower than the temperature of the surface of the web or the machine component to be cooled, is applied to the surface and is caused to evaporate by the di ...


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Kenneth G Hagen, E Sam Fontain, David J Fadden, William L Henshilwood: Non-contact web turning and drying apparatus. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Lorusso & Loud, July 18, 1989: US04848633 (20 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus for transporting a web about a nonlinear path without allowing the apparatus to contact the web. The apparatus includes a series of positive pressure nozzles which emit a primary jet flow of fluid in a single direction, and a secondary jet flow of fluid in a direction perpe ...


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Eric T Langevin, James A Bourque: Simultaneously controlled steam shower and vacuum apparatus and method of using same. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Lorusso & Loud, September 22, 1992: US05149401 (20 worldwide citation)

Method and system for applying steam to a paper forming web for the purpose of heating the web to improve the quality of the paper, and withdrawing steam through the use of a vacuum opposite the steam shower, by the simultaneously controlled removal of steam at equally spaced increments by the use o ...


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Harold E Dunlap: Doctoring apparatus and method employing prestressed doctor blade. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Kehoe, February 7, 1989: US04802928 (20 worldwide citation)

A doctor blade assembly has a doctor blade supported in a blade holder. The blade has a projecting front edge adapted to be placed in contact with a moving surface to be doctored, and a rear edge adapted to be received in the blade holder. The blade is preloaded in a manner such that tensile stresse ...


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Ronald F Goodnow: Magnetically actuated valve for cyclically operating piston-cylinder actuator. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Kehoe, December 26, 1989: US04889035 (18 worldwide citation)

A fluid pressure oscillator is provided with a cylinder containing a piston assembly. Fluid actuated reciprocation of the piston assembly is controlled by a valve mounted externally of the cylinder. The valve is alternately shifted between "advance" and "retract" settings by a reciprocating actuatin ...


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Bruce F Taylor, Kenneth G Hagen: Apparatus and method for the control of web or web-production machine component surface temperatures or for applying a layer of moisture to web. Thermo Electron Web Systems, Lorusso & Loud, August 16, 1988: US04763424 (18 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for providing a shower of fog onto a web or a machine component in contact with a web or for applying a layer of moisture to a web. The fog, which as a temperature lower than the temperature of the surface of the web or the machine component to be cooled, is appl ...