Receiving Twist Type Patents (Class 57/66)
  • Patent number: 9238940
    Abstract: A structure of a roll blind that moves in a front-back direction of a vehicle to selectively shade a sunroof glass may include a pair of sunroof frames formed on both lower sides of the sunroof glass in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, a main roller disposed at the one end of the sunroof frame in a vehicle width direction and can rotate through a motor, an idle roller disposed in the vehicle width direction adjacent to the main roller, a roller tube coupled to and wrapping the main roller and the idle roller to form a closed loop, and a roller guide coupled to both ends of the main roller and the idle roller and including a guide portion formed to protrude so that the blind maintains a constant height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Jae-Han Park
  • Patent number: 8136337
    Abstract: A wire twisting device and a method for use is provided. One embodiment includes a plate having a wire engaging face, a tool engaging face, and a plurality or wire ports extending therethrough. The wires to be twisted are inserted through individual, appropriately sized wire ports which hold the wires in place relative to one another. A shaft operably connected to the tool engaging face is then rotated thereby rotating the plate and twisting the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Albert Jackson
  • Publication number: 20110146222
    Abstract: A wire twisting device and a method for use is provided. One embodiment includes a plate having a wire engaging face, a tool engaging face, and a plurality or wire ports extending therethrough. The wires to be twisted are inserted through individual, appropriately sized wire ports which hold the wires in place relative to one another. A shaft operably connected to the tool engaging face is then rotated thereby rotating the plate and twisting the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Albert Jackson
  • Publication number: 20090183486
    Abstract: A cable winding machine for winding together a multiple number of subconductors into a composite cable includes holding means for holding a first subconductor in the machine direction, and in a predetermined orientation of the first subconductor about its longitudinal axis as it moves through the machine; a first rotating member arranged and rotate the second subconductor around the first subconductor as the second subconductor moves through the machine and one or more further rotating members arranged to hold further subconductors aligned in the machine direction and in a predetermined orientation about their longitudinal axes and rotate the further subconductors around the subconductors wound with one another in the first winding stage of the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Beck, Rodney Alan Badcock, Marc Gregory Mulholland
  • Patent number: 6735933
    Abstract: A method of controlling twisting in ribbon material fed from a coil of ribbon material into a processing machine. The coil has a central axis perpendicular to a plane of the coil. The method includes pulling ribbon material from the coil in a direction having a twist-promoting axial component relative to the plane of the coil and continuously rotating the coil during the pulling step at a rotational speed greater than zero so that a number of twists in the unwound ribbon is maintained below a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney L. Abba, Robert J. Waldron, Robert J. Makolin
  • Patent number: 6560954
    Abstract: A high-speed binder application device for wrapping binder material about a bundle of buffer tubes that contain optical fibers includes a pair of opposite facing binder heads mounted on a pair of hollow shafts, each shaft being driven in rotation by a concentric drive. Each binder head includes a light-weight synthetic guide drum that dispenses binder material from a reel and onto the bundle of buffer tubes as it is advanced through the hollow shafts. The lightweight and high strength of the synthetic guide drums allows the drums to be rotated at speeds in excess of 4000 RPM. Each drive is concentrically mounted on its respective shaft which reduces or eliminates the shaft bending loads associated with prior belt-driven binder devices, and thus reduces vibrations at higher rotational speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Tensor Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: George B. Kepes, John T. Marcelissen
  • Patent number: 6499284
    Abstract: A twisting device having a pair of fiber cakes that are simultaneously hung on a transversely disposed creel, respectively unwind two fiber strands downwardly during the rotation process of the creel. Each of the two fiber strands passes through a strand-cut sensor and then enter a balloon control ring. Through the guide of an oil ring, each of the fiber strands is twisted and then wound around a bobbin driven by a spindle motor. The pair of balloon control rings and the pair of oil rings are simultaneously driven by a ring rail to move upward and downward on the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Nittobo Asco Glass Fiber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bih-Cherng Chern, Yung-Cheng Lo
  • Publication number: 20020104304
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a twisting device having enhanced productivity. A pair of fiber cakes are simultaneously hung on a transversely hung creel. The pair of fiber cakes respectively unloosen two fiber strands downwards during the rotation process of the creel. Each of the two fiber strands passes through a strand-cut sensor and then enters a balloon control ring. Through the guide of an oil ring, each of the fiber strands is twisted and then wound around a bobbin driven by a spindle motor. The pair of balloon control rings and the pair of oil rings are simultaneously driven by a ring rail to move upwards and downwards on the bobbin. Therefore, a pair of fiber strands and a pair of bobbins can use the same creel, thereby doubling the productivity per unit time per unit ground area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Bih-Cherng Chern, Yung-Cheng Lo
  • Patent number: 6427432
    Abstract: On a common production line, a twist-free assembly station, at which various wires are assembled without individually twisting is followed by a twisting station at which a cable formed by the wires is twisted at least once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Pourtier Pere & Fils-P.P.F.
    Inventor: Pascal Pourtier
  • Patent number: 6389787
    Abstract: A method of forming an optical fiber cable component including passing an optical fiber ribbon stack (18) through a stack guide (31), the stack guide being rotated and forming a twist in the ribbon stack, and passing the twisted ribbon stack (18′) through a cross-head (40) and extruding a material thereover. In addition, an exemplary cable component production line having a rotatable strander (12) for receiving optical fiber ribbon packages (14) thereon, a rotatable closing die (30) sized to receive the optical fiber ribbon stack, and controller (20) operatively associated with the strander and the closing die for driving the closing die, the controller being operative to effect a predetermined rotational ratio with respect to the strander and the closing die whereby a twist can be formed in the optical fiber ribbon stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Jody L. Greenwood, David H. Smith, David K. Brittain
  • Patent number: 6182434
    Abstract: The process is carried out on a spinning system that has a driven spindle (13) and a balloon limiter (14) concentric with it, driven in the same direction as the spindle (13) an provided with an inner work surface (44). For the purpose of reaching the high operating speed, the yarn (P) entrained by the work surface (44) and running toward the tube (23) on the spindle (13) is first always given by the centrifugal process the shape of a rotating, open loop (48), from which the yarn (P) is subsequently drawn off and coiled directly onto the tube (23). In this connection, this rotating, open loop (48) can be radially delimited by a rotating or stationary limit ring (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Vyzkumny Ustav Bavlnarsky A.S.
    Inventors: Václav Kubový, Petr Bla{haeck over (z)}ek, Stanislav Dídek
  • Patent number: 6155037
    Abstract: A revolving body (1) with a circumferential surface (2) and two end faces is provided for inserting twist into a midportion of a longitudinally moving elongate strand of filamentary material. In order to produce a revolving body into which the elongate strand can be introduced very easily and which is also suitable for automated introduction of the strand, this body is provided with a groove which is open towards the circumferential surface and the end face so as to take up the elongate strand in the region of a longitudinal axis and is configured to deflect the strand away from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Zellweger Luwa AG
    Inventor: Diego Madone
  • Patent number: 6032450
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrically conductive compound yarn. An electrically conductive monofilament metal thread is spun into a compound yarn together with textile fibers. A compound yarn of this type is particularly suitable for producing woven and knit materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Spoerry & Co. AG
    Inventor: Fritz Blum
  • Patent number: 5775079
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for imparting a virtual twist to strand material is provided. The apparatus preferably has a textile strand supply source for supplying a plurality of strands of textile strand material and a virtual twister positioned downstream from the strand supply source for virtually twisting the plurality of strands supplied from the strand supply source so as to impart cohesiveness among the plurality of strands. The virtual twister preferably has a strand guide positioned to guide the plurality of strands downstream and includes a strand twist position and a strand release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: American Linc Corporation
    Inventor: D. Lynn Hoover
  • Patent number: 5758483
    Abstract: Apparatus for twisting a travelling strand includes a rotary structure rotatable about a rotational axis X--X and a series of pulleys mounted on the structure in an array disposed about the rotational axis X--X with each pulley in the series mounted on the structure for rotation about an individual axis of pulley rotation which is generally parallel to the axis X--X and moves around that axis on rotation of the structure. An input strand guide pulley guides an input strand to be twisted onto a path in which it will successively engage the pulleys and a strand exit guide pulley guides the strand from that path into an exit path along the axis X--X. The rotary structure is driven through a drive shaft and the pulleys are rotated by gearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: David Graham Phillips, Keith Alan Thomas
  • Patent number: 5657622
    Abstract: A yarn twister mechanically twists a filamentary yarn prior to take-up so as to improve filament-to-filament cohesion. The yarn twister most preferably includes an annular housing defining an annular race in which a follower element is orbitally movable. Pressurized fluid (e.g., air) is introduced substantially tangentially into the race so as to propel the follower in an orbital path along the race. The follower includes a yarn guide element which radially extends through an annular slot in the housing into the housing's cylindrical interior region. The pressurized fluid is discharged through the slot into the cylindrical interior region of the housing so as to provide a fluid bearing for the follower. In use, the traveling yarn will thereby be guided through the yarn guide so that orbital movement of the follower will responsively impart a desirable twist to the yarn so as to increase the filament-to-filament cohesion of the yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore G. Karageorgiou
  • Patent number: 5647195
    Abstract: A method for twisting a pair of moving strands uses a winder assembly 510, which is mounted on a first shaft 140 and rotates around a cylindrical drum 110. Twisted wire is wrapped in adjacent convolutions around an exterior surface of the cylindrical drum, which is mounted on a second shaft 150. The exterior surface is energized to advance the convolutions from its input end to its output end; and an unwinder assembly 520 is mounted on a third shaft 160 at the output end of the drum. The shafts are coaxial with each other and each is capable of independent rotational movement. The volume of strand material stored on the drum may be varied by changing the relative rotational speeds and directions of the different shafts. A twist in one direction is imparted onto the strand pair when the number of convolutions stored on the drum is increased; and a twist in the opposite direction is imparted onto the strand pair when the number of convolutions stored on the drum is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Larry Josoff
  • Patent number: 5603207
    Abstract: Apparatus for making decorative crafts ropes including a hand-held motorized strand twisting unit and an improved method for rigging, anchoring and spreading strands. Strand twisting unit includes a frame or housing, hand grip, electrical circuit, motor, drive mechanism and twisting hooks. In the rigging process, twisting hooks are aligned and interspaced with a series of anchoring hooks on a strand anchoring unit so as to capture or snag two or more strand segments in a single motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Richard B. Hartman
  • Patent number: 5400584
    Abstract: A cable manufacturing method comprising the steps of arranging a closing die and a plurality of panel plates in this order, on a pass-line having a curved zone and a linear zone, from the side of a front end of the pass-line, inserting all wires, to be stranded, through an opening of the closing die, and inserting each wire through a hole formed in a corresponding one of the panel plates, guiding the wires such that the wires are substantially parallel with one another and each wire is loose of the panel plates, rotatably supporting the panel plates, respectively, and passing each wire through the curved zone and the linear zone while rotating the panel plates in the same direction, thereby stranding the wires with a large pitch so as not to plastically deform the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Tokyo Roe Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ito, Kouki Kusakai
  • Patent number: 5109659
    Abstract: Textile yarn is fed beneath a permanent magnetic ring (A) to a driven bobbin, wherein a fixed ring (B) carried on a ring rail and having an extension (C) projecting inwardly beneath the permanent magnetic ring provides a physical enclosure about the permanent magnetic ring, which has a complementary peripheral surface. The fixed ring supplies a repulsive magnetic force causing the permanent magnetic ring to float in a maintained centered relation therein. The fixed ring may be comprised of either permanent magnets held in stacked relation by removable clips or electromagnets connected by a hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: TNS Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 4905467
    Abstract: Machine for continuous twisting and cabling of filaments of the type including a predetermined number of work positions disposed on a common support frame (4), each work position including, taken in order according to the process of transformation of the filaments:a feeding and twisting section (1) for each of the elementary filaments, on each side of the machine;means (2) for the return and joining of a predetermined number of elementary filaments thus twisted and;a cabling and winding section (3);characterized in that the cabling and winding section (3) is common to the two feeding and twisting sections (1) and is constituted by spindles disposed side by side in the vertical plane of symmetry (AA) passing between the two feeding and twisting sections (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: ICBT Lyon
    Inventor: Carlos M. Gabalda
  • Patent number: 4796414
    Abstract: A grooved cylindrical core or rod is conveyed in a state of elastic elongation, giving it excess length, through a distributing device and a die-plate. Optical fibers are each fitted in a respective groove of the rod at the entry of the die-plate. Downstream from the die-plate, the rod provided with the fibers passes through a zone in which there is a powerful electric field created by a ionization bar. Under the influence of the ionization, the fibers cling to the walls or bottoms of the grooves. This provides the drag necessary for stretching the fibers when they approach the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1989
    Assignee: Maillefer S.A.
    Inventors: Remy Bruggmann, Philipp De Boer
  • Patent number: 4712368
    Abstract: Apparatus for changing relative positions of conductor pairs in a cable core in which each pair is moved through its individual guide movable around a substantially circular path. The guides lie in series and move independently of one another. An array forming device at the downstream end of the movable guides has a smooth convex surface for engaging the conductors and holds them in an array while enabling the pairs to change their relative positions in the array as dictated by movement of the guides. A closing die for the conductor pairs is located downstream from the array forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: John N. Garner
  • Patent number: 4599853
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for producing compact stranded conductors on single and double twist machines. This is achieved by preshaping and metering the preshaped wires to have generally sectored cross-sectional profiled complementary configurations and positioning and orienting the preshaped wires to substantially correspond to their positions and orientations in relation to the core wire in the final compact twisted conductor. The wires are metered to a double twist strander which is used to initially twist the preshaped wires about the core wire in a generally loose construction, and these wires are subsequently locked into abutment against each other when imparted a second twist to form the compact composite conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1986
    Assignee: Ceeco Machinery Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Andre Varga-Papp
  • Patent number: 4581885
    Abstract: Changing relative positions of conductor pairs along a telecommunications cable core by passing the unstranded pairs, as they approach the core unit forming means, through individual guides which are reciprocally moved across a feedpath for the pairs, the guides being disposed in series along the feedpath with each guide aligned for unobstructed passage of its conductor unit along the feedpath. In this construction, means to reciprocate each guide overlaps those of other guides, thereby reducing the total height of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: John N. Garner
  • Patent number: 4554782
    Abstract: Changing relative positions of conductor pairs along a telecommunications cable core by passing the pairs, as they approach a core unit forming means, through guides which are held in relative positions in a guide channel. The channel extends in a plurality of directions and has inner and outer channel portions which are preferably arcuate and lie upon arcs of circles. The guides are moved along the channel and from channel portion to channel portion, movement being alternately in each direction. This movement changes the positional relationship of guides in one channel portion to those in the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: John N. Garner
  • Patent number: 4304091
    Abstract: An apparatus for twisting and winding strand onto a rotating bobbin comprises a spindle located within an open top pot both mounted for coincident rotation about a common axis. A strand guide mounted on the wall of the pot guides strand from an external source to be twisted and wound onto the bobbin. During rotation of the bobbin and pot, the pot is axially reciprocated relative to the bobbin to layer the strand while strand tension is monitored by a transducer located in the strand supply path. Strand tension is controlled by controlling the differential between the speeds of rotation of the bobbin and pot in response to the output of the transducer and a reference, as taught in my U.S. Pat. No. 4,128,988.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Inventor: Ralph L. Ragan
  • Patent number: 4180967
    Abstract: An apparatus for twisting together a first and second yarn has a frame extending in a longitudinal direction and carrying a row of upright spindles each having and rotatable about an upright spindle axis. A holder is carried on the frame above each spindle and in turn carries a pair of yarn supplies one which may be the first yarn and one the second, or both the first. When the holder carries both first and second yarn supplies the spindle is operated as a takeup spool and is provided with a traveling-ring arrangement, with the two yarns being pulled off the respective supplies and twisted together. When the holder carries only two supplies of the first yarn the supply of the second yarn can be carried on the spindle, and a separate takeup spool can be provided above the spindle and below the holder. This takeup spool is driven to take up the two yarns and the first yarn is fed from the holder down and then up through the hollow spindle to be twisted with the second yarn that is simultaneously being spun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Hamel GmbH - Zwirnmaschinen
    Inventors: Aloys Greive, Aloys Horstmann
  • Patent number: 4147019
    Abstract: The supplied strand is provided with a permanent twist due to the rotating balloon and a superimposed false twist due to a false twist device prior to winding onto the bobbin package. Prior to winding on the package, the false twist is eliminated so that the resultant roving has relatively high breaking strength for handling purposes while remaining draftable.The false twist device is located between the delivery rolls and spindle to rotate coaxially around the spindle and may be driven by the balloon or by a positive drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Novak
  • Patent number: 4128988
    Abstract: An apparatus for twisting and winding strand onto a rotating bobbin comprises a spindle and an open top pot both mounted for coincident rotation about a common axis. A lower portion of the spindle extends outside the pot and is journalled in a set of low friction bearings. The bobbin is provided with a pair of sleeve bearings so that the bobbin is rotatable about the spindle. On the inner wall of the pot, a strand hook is provided to guide strand material onto the rotating bobbin. During operation, a strand is continually supplied to the apparatus at a constant lineal rate as the spindle and pot are rotated by a first motor thereby imparting twist to the incoming strand. The strand hook is axially reciprocated to traverse the strand along the length of the bobbin so as to distribute the strand in successive layers thereon. A second motor, mounted inside the pot, rotates the bobbin relative to the pot for winding the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Inventor: Ralph L. Ragan
  • Patent number: 4095400
    Abstract: This spinning machine weighs about 10 lbs. and is of about the size of a one foot cube. The reel on which the spun yarn is to be stored is contained within a large horizontal tube. The yarn is fed through a hole in the wall of the tube from a groove on the outer surface. The reel is rotated by running on the inner surface of the tube which is driven by, for instance, a sewing machine motor. By control of dimensions or by braking a relative speed is imposed between the reel and the tube and is the speed for reeling yarn. The yarn is fed to the groove from two small tubes, one stationary and the other rotating with the large tube. Both are coaxial with the large tube. Locks or sliver to be spun are presented to a surface with saw-tooth corrugations alternating with slots, and is fed to the stationary small tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: Development Finance Corporation of New Zealand
    Inventor: Arthur Robert Glen Pownall