Patent Number: 6,168,110

Title: Dual bobbin mandrel

Abstract: An improved mandrel for use on a dual bobbin spindle apparatus, the mandrel being an expandable contractible cylindrical sleeve having a plurality of expansion members and at least one interstitial resilient member separating the expansion members, providing positive engagement of a plurality of reels or bobbins containing wound webs of flexible material.

Inventors: Stevens; William H. (Deltaville, VA), Koenig; Keith Richard (Jeffersonville, IN), Marcum; Robert Eugene (Greenville, IN)

Assignee: Philip Morris Management Corp.

International Classification: B65H 75/24 (20060101); B65H 75/18 (20060101); G65H 075/24 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018