Ribbon curling and shredding device

  • US 6,228,015 B1
  • Filed: 01/13/2000
  • Issued: 05/08/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. The method of producing a curled ribbon from a continuous supply of non-curled ribbon to ensure a continuous uninterrupted production of the curled ribbon comprising the steps ofi) providing a continuous supply of non-curled ribbon;

  • ii) providing a curling device;

    iii) providing drawing apparatus downstream of the supply relative to the continuous operation of obtaining curled ribbon;

    iv) drawing the curled ribbon from the supply of non-curled ribbon so as to be in contact with the curling device so that the non-curled ribbon is imparted with a curl by virtue of being in engagement with the curling device; and

    v) separating the curled ribbon from the drawing apparatus subsequent to being drawn from the curling device to travel in a predetermined path so as to prevent entanglement of the curled ribbon with the drawing apparatus whereby the curled ribbon is mass produced.

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