Patent Number: 7,784,723

Title: Layered tape guide spool and alignment device and method

Abstract: A layered tape guide spool having a plurality of guide rods, each of which have a first and a second guide member. The gaps between adjacent guide rods and the gaps formed between the first and second guide members define a gap that urges the tape stacks together into a desirable rectangular shape. The resulting tape stacks are then wrapped onto a tubular core or onto existing layers on a tubular core.

Inventors: Moore, III; Marbert G. (Katy, TX)

Assignee: DeepFlex Inc.

International Classification: B65H 55/00 (20060101); B65H 39/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018