Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Henry S. Jaudon
  • Patent number: 5536551
    Abstract: A tufted pile fabric in which the pile yarns extend from a backing fabric to form the face of the fabric. The backing fabric comprises a fibrous substrate comprised of a blend of synthetic filaments having a high-melt temperature and synthetic filaments having a low-melt temperature. The pile yarns are also formed of a blend of synthetic low-melt filaments and synthetic high-melt filaments spun together. The filaments forming the pile yarn are cut into staple lengths prior to spinning. The low-melt filaments of the backing fabric and the pile yarn have the same melt temperature. The tufted pile fabric is subjected to sufficient heat during the tufting operation to cause the low-melt filaments to soften and to thermally bond the pile yarns with the backing fabric to provide a stable tufted pile fabric without a backing coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: JPS Automotive
    Inventor: Robert S. Woosley
  • Patent number: 5520225
    Abstract: A woven fabric for use on papermaking machines having first and second sets of filaments interwoven with each other to provide a first grouping of coplanar top surface crossovers and a second grouping of recessed sub top surface crossovers. The first grouping of top surface crossovers are in spaced relation to define a plurality of at least first and second cavities. The first ones of the cavities are arranged along substantially parallel lines in the cross machine direction and the machine direction. The second ones of the cavities are spaced from the first ones of the cavities and are arranged along substantially parallel lines which extend in both the cross machine direction and the machine direction. Individual ones of the first cavities are arranged adjacent of and are interconnected with individual ones of the second cavities. The interconnected first and second cavities form cavity pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Scott Quigley, Volker Ostermayer
  • Patent number: 5518188
    Abstract: A system for separating and packaging carpet forming fibrous material and backing material from carpet pieces for recycling. The system comprises a shredding apparatus for separating carpet pieces into substantially even sized small pieces of between two inches by two inches and four inches by four inches. These pieces are passed to a granulating apparatus which slices them into smaller pieces of between one-quarter inch and one-half inch which causes the fibrous material and backing material to begin to separate. A surge apparatus receives the partially separated materials and delivers them in an even manner to an elutriator. The elutriator using an upper air delivery system for carrying off the fibrous material and a lower air delivery system for carrying off the backing material delivers the separated materials to storage apparatus which readies the separated materials for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: JPS Automotive Products Corp.
    Inventor: Paul C. Sharer
  • Patent number: 5511929
    Abstract: A portable winch system for use with truck bodies having a bed including raised opposed side walls. The system includes a winch comprising a drive motor, a transmission, a cable spool and a mounting bracket carried on a support bar for longitudinal movement. The support bar comprises first and second portions which are telescopically engaged to allow longitudinal adjustment thereof. The opposite ends of the support bar mount depending legs which are adapted to be removably engaged with the opposed side walls of the truck body to secure the winch system against rotational or longitudinal movement while allowing easy removal. With the support bar in position, the winch may be adjusted transversely of the truck bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Inventor: Steven R. Loftus
  • Patent number: 5506033
    Abstract: A dryer fabric for use with a dryer section of a paper forming machine wherein a plurality of transversely extending pintles interconnect a plurality of transversely extending coils to form the dryer fabric as a continuous loop. The dryer fabric is stabilized and its edge portions are protected from wear by a U.V. silicone rubber which encapsulates end portions of the pintles and coils and forms a bead along outer surfaces of the dryer fabric. The dryer fabric is capable of operating at temperatures of between 350.degree. to 500.degree. F. in a paper forming machine without accelerated degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Smith
  • Patent number: 5497590
    Abstract: A resilient flooring system arranged over a base floor which includes a layer of resilient pads supporting sub-floor panels in a generally side-by-side manner. Slots, in the form of an inverted L, are formed between opposed ends of the sub-floor panels and resilient pads. A limit bar, in the shape of a "Z" is arranged in the slots with its upper horizontal flanges extending in the upper horizontal leg of the slot and in engagement with a portion of one end of the sub-floor panels. Flooring boards are arranged over the slots and are secured with the sub-floor panels. Resilient strips are arranged in the slots over the lower horizontal leg of the limit bars. The resilient strips apply constant pressure to the under surface of the flooring boards in the area of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventor: James Counihan
  • Patent number: 5497949
    Abstract: A system for separating and packaging carpet forming fibrous material and backing material from carpet pieces for recycling. The system comprises a shredding apparatus for separating carpet pieces into substantially even sized small pieces of between two inches by two inches and four inches by four inches. These pieces are passed to a granulating apparatus which slices them into smaller pieces of between one-quarter inch and one-half inch which causes the fibrous material and backing material to begin to separate. A surge apparatus receives the partially separated materials and delivers them in an even manner to an elutriator. The elutriator using an upper air delivery system for carrying off the fibrous material and a lower air delivery system for carrying off the backing material delivers the separated materials to storage apparatus which readies the separated materials for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Assignee: JPS Automotive Products Corp.
    Inventor: Paul C. Sharer
  • Patent number: 5497838
    Abstract: An automated burner system for channeling a mineral body consisting of a burner staff carrying a burner at one end, a guide shaft adapted to carry the burner staff for reciprocating motion, a support shaft adapted to mount the guide shaft for oscillating motion, and a carriage adapted to carry said support shaft. A carrying frame is provided to carry the carriage for longitudinal movement. A first drive provides positive reciprocal movement of the burner staff, a second drive provides positive oscillating movement for the guide shaft and the burner staff, and a third drive provides positive longitudinal movement of the carriage along the carrying frame. An electronic control is connected with the first, second and third drives. The electronic control includes a repeating program which controls the burner staff to move a desired distance in each direction of reciprocal movement, the burner staff to oscillate at a prescribed angle and through a prescribed length of oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventors: W. Allen McCannon, Jr., Dan W. Dye, Cecil F. Bond
  • Patent number: 5497891
    Abstract: A portable rack for supporting and displaying golf bags comprising a housing having a bottom and a top which are vertically spaced by an outer shell. A golf bag supporting cradle is formed within a portion of the outer shell. The cradle is C-shaped and includes upstanding body portion connected with a base. It is slanted inward so that gravity will maintain a golf bag in an upstanding position within the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1996
    Inventor: J. R. Hannon
  • Patent number: 5477090
    Abstract: A device for disabling a motor vehicle having an engine, an engine compartment, a hood, a primary circuit enabling the operation of the engine and a power source. The device includes a remote receiver having a pair of remote controlled switches which are controlled between contact and open positions by a remote transmitter. The device connects one of the switches with a primary circuit with the switch normally in a contact position maintaining the power circuit normally complete. A secondary electrical circuit which controls electrically actuated hood locks is also provided. Second switches of the remote receiver are connected in the secondary circuit with the second switches being normally open which maintains the secondary circuit normally broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Inventor: Curtis E. Davis
  • Patent number: 5474829
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a molded carpet module which is sized and shaped to fit the interior of a motor vehicle to form its floor carpeting. The module is tufted with pile yarn in such a manner that selected areas have pile tufts arranged at a higher density than the remaining areas. This construction provides that the selected areas have a greater resistance to wear while the entire module maintains substantially a uniform appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Assignee: JPS Automotive Products Corp.
    Inventor: Robert S. Woosley
  • Patent number: 5468080
    Abstract: A printer is disclosed for printing on plastic film which comprises a pivotal printer carriage carried by a printer frame of the printer. The printer carriage includes a thermal transfer print head and at least one driven ribbon roll for drawing an ink ribbon across the print head. The print frame includes a plurality of directional rollers which direct the plastic film to a driven platen roller and to a downstream driven film roller. The drives of the film and ribbon rollers are synchronized so that the film and ribbon are advanced in a superposed relation across the print head. The printer carriage is pivoted to a printing position from a non printing position by a rotary actuator. In the printing position, the platen roller which consists of an neoprene roller having a durometer of 45, is spring biased against the print head with a controlled spring rate, and with the film and ribbon sandwiched therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: William B. Jones
  • Patent number: 5456293
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric woven to have a support surface which is defined by co-planar support surface crossovers of filaments in both the machine direction and cross machine direction and also to have sub-top surface crossovers of filaments which are distributed in a predetermined pattern throughout the support surface of the fabric. The specific weave pattern along with the use of different sized and specifically arranged yarns create staggered arrays of continuous trough like cavities and arrays of sequentially arranged individual cavities or pockets. The arrays of troughs and pockets extend diagonally of the fabric in alternating fashion across its width. The fabric is particularly useful for producing soft absorbent paper having low density, good strength, and reduced rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Volker Ostermayer, Scott Quigley
  • Patent number: 5447296
    Abstract: A spreading system for spreading cloth in flat, aligned and vertically arranged layers on a spreading table comprising a reciprocally driven spreading machine arranged on a spreading table, and a stationary supply of cloth arranged near one end of the spreading table for supplying cloth to the spreading machine. An overhead cloth support and delivery assembly cooperates with the spreading machine and the cloth supply to support and deliver cloth drawn from the cloth supply to the spreading machine. The support and delivery assembly is supported for movement which is synchronous with the movement of the spreading machine by guides arranged longitudinally of the spreading table. The system operates so that longitudinal movement of the spreading machine away from the cloth supply draws cloth from the supply over the support and delivery assembly and delivers it to the spreading machine which spreads it on the spreading table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Inventor: Michael A. Cox
  • Patent number: 5425158
    Abstract: A continuous textile processing system and method are disclosed for producing a non-woven web containing bleached cotton fibers in a single line system which includes a supply of fibers delivered from a bale opening device, a plurality of fiber delivery lines transport the fibers through a fiber preparation process and then through a fiber cleaning process where the fibers are individualized, opened, aligned and cleaned. A selective delivery system which is capable of moving the fibers through a multiple of stations during the precleaning process is provided. From the precleaning processes the fibers are processed into a fiber web and fed to a web stabilizing and bleaching apparatus which forms a stable bleached web. The bleached web is then passed through a drier unit. The dried bleached web is slit into a plurality of web strips or slivers which are fed to carding machines. The carding machines reform the fibers into a web which is hydroentangled and dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Inventor: W. G. Ripley
  • Patent number: 5421375
    Abstract: A method of weaving on a loom a multilayer paper forming fabric in an eight warp repeating pattern. The weaving is controlled to produce uniform drainage channels throughout the forming fabric. The paper forming fabric is formed to have a weft yarn dominant paper support surface and a weft yarn dominant running surface. The loom includes a reed which has a plurality of reed teeth which form dents. A single layer of side-by-side warp yarns are arranged through the dents of the reed so that each warp yarn engages with at least one reed tooth. A weft yarn of a first layer of weft yarns is woven with the warp yarn to form the weft dominant paper support and a weft yarn of a second layer of weft yarns is woven with the warp yarn to form the weft dominant running surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Michael D. Praetzel
  • Patent number: 5421314
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an arrow support and the method of adjusting the gap between the arrow support pods which supports the arrows for launch. The support is made from spring steel which has discrete sections thereof made malleable by heating. The malleable sections allow the support pods to be compressed toward each other to form a gap of less than the desired width. The arrow is then drawn through the gap to properly space the pods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Inventor: Charles C. Kidney
  • Patent number: 5422166
    Abstract: A forming fabric woven of synthetic continuous warp and weft filaments which is adopted for use with a papermaking machine. The forming fabric is formed with a support surface and a running surface with the running surface having abrasion resistant areas arranged along its length adjacent each of its edges. The abrasion resistant areas comprise abrasion resistant polyurethane impregnated to penetrate and bond with and about the warp and weft filament throughout the thickness of the forming fabric. The polyurethane forms protrusions on at least the running surface of the forming fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas B. Fleischer
  • Patent number: 5379807
    Abstract: A weft thread tension control device for use in bobbin carrying shuttles. These shuttles include a bobbin compartment which supports a weft thread carrying bobbin, a weft thread tensioning apparatus which tensions the weft thread during its passage out of the shuttle and shuttle eyes which guide the weft thread from said shuttle. The tension control device comprises a tension actuated apparatus which is operative to sever the weft thread along its path of movement from the bobbin through the shuttle eyes upon the development of excessive tension therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Inventors: Jerry Kelley, Mike Kelley
  • Patent number: 5380954
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a woven electrical transmission cable formed with cut zones, body zones and an identification tracer. The cable is formed of an array of longitudinally extending insulated conductor warp wires arranged side by side. A plurality of longitudinally extending synthetic yarns arranged to be substantially parallel with and substantially adjacent one edge of the array of conductive wires. The synthetic yarns are colored a color which distinguishes from the color of the conductor wires. A weft yarn is woven with the array of conductor wires and the synthetic yarns to form the body zone. The weft yarn weaves only with the synthetic yarns to form the cut zones which are arranged in spaced manner longitudinally of the cable. The conductor wires weave with the weft yarn in a two up two down twill weave to form the body zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: Woven Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Lawrence W. Orr, Jr.