Abstract: Disclosed are a method of folding multiple filaments and a bundle of filament produced by the same. More particularly, the method of folding multiple filaments includes release-winding the filaments under a uniform release-winding tension, folding the released filaments in non-twisted states and winding the folded filaments to produce a bundle of filament, so as to effectively prevent some of the filaments in the bundle of filament from hanging down or becoming loose due to different tensions when the bundle of filament is release-wound for post processing. The bundle of filament includes a plurality of filaments folded together in non-twisted states and has a standard deviation in weight of the filaments per unit length of the bundle of filament ranging from 0.0001 to 0.01.
Abstract: A token dispensing device including a storing bowl for storing the tokens and having an upper opening and a lower opening, a rotating disk for dispensing tokens one-by-one in a rotating manner located below the storing bowl. The storing bowl has a convex section for creating a quasi-jamming condition for restricting the flow of tokens from the storing bowl upper opening through the storing bowl lower opening to reduce the load on the rotating disk. The rotating disk has at least one through hole for holding and moving tokens across a base plate. A motor rotates the rotating disk.
Abstract: The present invention provides a spinning apparatus comprising a spinning member U composed of a nozzle a nozzle member for generating a whirling current and a non-rotary hollow guide shaft member, wherein a yarn passing hole 7b near a tip portion 7a of a hollow guide shaft member 7 is formed to be non-circular. The non-circular yarn passing hole near the tip portion of the hollow guide shaft member makes it possible to vary the whirling speed of reversed fibers whirled in a circumferential direction, thereby increasing the amount of hairinesses occurring in a spun-out yarn. Consequently, a soft spun yarn with many hairinesses can be manufactured without reducing the strength of the generated spun yarn.
Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the in-line pre-impregnation of glass or synthetic fibers with a non-aqueous chemical treatment. The apparatus includes a first applicator for applying a curable, non-aqueous chemical treatment agent and a second applicator for applying a curing agent for the chemical treatment agent. The fibers are passed over the first and second applicators which are arranged either in parallel or in series, and are then joined by a gathering device to initiate curing of the chemical treatment agent on the fibers. In an alternative embodiment, the apparatus comprises a spray gun in which a mixture of the non-aqueous chemical treatment agent and curing agent are sprayed onto an applicator roll in contact with the fibers.
June 10, 1997
Date of Patent:
April 28, 1998
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Technology Inc.
Andrew Woodside, Margaret Woodside, David Shipp, Frank J. Macdonald
Abstract: Apparatus and method for manufacturing a wire wound flexible torque transmission cable. The apparatus includes multiple wire guides to facilitate the winding of a plurality of preformed spring or wire coil members onto a mandrel or a previously wrapped layer. The apparatus further includes a means for synchronously moving the wrapped mandrel longitudinally and rotatingly with respect to the wire guide for accomplishing the winding process. The cable winding process generally includes the steps of winding a plurality of wires to form a single layer, each wire being in the form of a preformed cylindrical helical coil stock. Multiple layers of wire are similarly wound on the next previous layer, the windings normally being in a reverse direction from the next previous layer.
March 21, 1977
Date of Patent:
November 14, 1978
Arch Manufacturing Company
Edwin K. Taylor, James H. Williams, Fred Kobos