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1. US5826314 - Device for transversely stretching web

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We claim:
1. A device for transversely stretching a web, said device comprising a pair of pulleys arranged in the substantially same plane and rotating in the opposite directions to each other, and a pair of belts running around the pulleys, respectively, wherein the web is widthwise stretched, by gripping opposite side edges thereof by said pulleys and said belts and conveying the web in a divergent manner characterized in that at least one pair of pressing rolls are provided at an inclination relative to the belts for pressing the side edges of the web onto the belts prior to being gripped between the pulleys and the belts.
2. A device for transversely extending a web as defined by claim 1, characterized in that the pressing rolls are inclined to draw the side edges of the web into a grip between the pulley and the belt.
3. A device for transversely extending a web as defined by claim 1, characterized in that the pressing rolls are inclined so as to press the side edges of the web onto the corners of the belts.
4. A device for transversely extending a web as defined by claim 1, characterized in that holding means are arranged for independently movably supporting the pair of presser rolls in the widthwise direction of the web, and pressure applying means is arranged for pressing the pair of presser rolls onto the corresponding belts with an identical pressure.
5. A device for transversely extending a web as defined by claim 1, characterized in that the pair of belts are arranged to form divergent tracks in the web running direction when the web is introduced to the pulleys.