Patents Examined by Louis Rimrodt
  • Patent number: 4538329
    Abstract: A draft device for a spinning machine comprises a plurality of pairs of a top roller and a bottom roller, a draft cradle for supporting shafts of the top roller and a belt tenser. Top roller shafts are supported by a top roller support which is rotatably supported on a frame at one end thereof and side plates for fitting the top roller shafts therein, and spring members for pressing the roller shafts are disposed within the top roller support. A tenser of the belt tenser has an engaging portion wherein the top roller shaft is loosely fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1985
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoji Sakai, Michiaki Fujiwara, Nobunori Kubota, Koshi Noda
  • Patent number: 4525002
    Abstract: A device for applying a knot-shaped binding onto the end of a flexible tubular packing, particularly a pork-butchery article, characterized in that it comprises: a hollow mandrel for receiving the narrowed end of the packing, said mandrel being adapted for receiving on its cylindrical outer peripheral surface a previously prepared knot-shaped binding; a sliding push-piece adapted for sliding the binding over the mandrel for ejecting it therefrom and transferring it onto the narrowed end portion of the packing protruding from the mandrel; and suction means for the narrowed free end through the mandrel in order to stretch it axially during the application of the knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: N. Schlumberger & Cie
    Inventor: Jean-Frederic Herubel
  • Patent number: 4485491
    Abstract: A method of adapting a ballistic panel carrier garment as disclosed to receive and to support selected of a plurality of ballistic panels of varying size and configuration in a manner to position the selected panels without shifting with respect to the vital body parts of the garment wearer. The ballistic panel carrier garment includes a front portion and a back portion. The back portion has a back receptacle attached thereto having an opening for receiving a back ballistic panel into a back pocket formed thereby. The front portion has a front receptacle attached thereto having an opening for receiving a front ballistic panel into a front pocket formed thereby. Each of the front and back portions has a reference point defining the extent of ballistic protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Horace Small Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Conrad K. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 4485528
    Abstract: A fiber strand delivered to a draft zone between a pair of back rollers and a pair of front rollers is introduced into a passage formed through a fiber strand guide device. On the way of the passage, floating fibers contained in the fiber strand are controlled by means of a fluid stream jetted to a back surface of the fiber strand to press the fiber strand onto an inner wall of the passage as well as forward it towards the front rollers. A pressing plate may be cooperatively utilized with the fluid stream. Accordingly regular drafting is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1984
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Meiji Anahara, Yoshihisa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4484376
    Abstract: A drawing frame for a spinning machine is provided with a blocking mechanism movable into a position between the upper and the lower feed rollers in the event of yarn breakage, to lift the roving from contact with the driven roller. A roving holder facilitating the holding of the tuft end of the roving between the drawing and outlet rollers is provided. This latter apparatus is coupled to the means for actuating the blocking mechanism for synchronous operation and is provided downstream of the inlet roller. It comprises a table extending beneath the roving and a rotatable shaped arm above the roving which arm is movable by the switching mechanism to simultaneously hold the front end of the roving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: SKF Kugellagerfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Glock, Rudolf Schon, Bernhard Schonung, Kurt Seebo
  • Patent number: 4484377
    Abstract: An improved waste shredding machine and method wherein insufficiently shredded waste is returned to the shredding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Constructions Mecaniques F. LaRoche & Fils
    Inventor: Andre Morel
  • Patent number: 4481694
    Abstract: Fleece layering apparatus for forming a fibrous fabric web consisting of several layers of fleece with delivery means layering the infed fleece in a zig-zag manner, with which the infed fleece is moved by air-permeable delivery means against the surface of which the web of fleece is pressed by a controlled and regulated air flow, and with an upper fixed air-permeable delivery belt and a lower fixed air-permeable delivery belt vertically spaced beneath the upper one and parallel to it, between which a preferably air-permeable fleece transferring roll is provided which can move backwards and forwards between two end positions, and beneath the lower delivery belt, a fleece doffing and cuttling device is provided which can move backwards and forwards between two end positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG
    Inventor: Johann P. Dilo
  • Patent number: 4480772
    Abstract: An automated sleeve transfer apparatus and method adapted to receive continuous webs of material including pairs of left and right sleeves alternating between cuff-to-cuff and shoulder-to-shoulder relation and having a die cutting mechanism for receiving the pairs of sleeves from the webs is disclosed having a circular wheel having rotatable vacuum plates on its circumference for carrying pairs of sleeves along a circular path to a transfer point, a conveyor for transferring successive severed pairs of cuff-to-cuff sleeves from the die cutting mechanism to the vacuum plates on the circumference of the circular wheel, a mechanism within the circular wheel for rotating the vacuum plates to turn each sleeve end for end to rearrange the sleeves from cuff-to-cuff to shoulder-to-shoulder relation while moving along the circular path before said transfer point, a second conveyor for receiving successive severed pairs of shoulder-to-shoulder sleeves from the die cutting mechanism and for conveying the sleeves in spac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Gerndt
  • Patent number: 4480355
    Abstract: A drawing frame has an electric driving motor (M) and a main shaft (H), which is drivingly connected to several driven rollers (W1-W4, W1'-W4') in the two draw heads (11) of the drawing frame. Between the motor (M) and the main shaft (H) are arranged a belt adjusting gear mechanism (V and HO) and a clutch (K). The transmission ratio of the adjusting gear (V and HO) is automatically gradually reduced from a maximum value to the operating value, so that the main shaft (H) is smoothly accelerated.Cut-off devices are provided for automatically stopping the frame when a disturbance of any kind occurs. The cut-off devices switch off the electric motor (M), release the clutch (K) and actuate a brake (B) which acts upon the main shaft (H), and also an adjusting member of an adjustable disc (V) of the belt-adjusting gear (V and HO). The brake (B) can be relatively small, as it does not have to decelerate the uncoupled motor (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Heberlein Hispano SA
    Inventors: Louis Vignon, Alf Schopper
  • Patent number: 4480354
    Abstract: A drawing frame for a spinning machine is provided with a blocking mechanism movable into a position between the upper and the lower feed rollers, in the event of yarn breakage, to lift the roving from contact with the driven roller. The blocking mechanism holds the roving. A roving holder is coupled to the means for actuating the blocking mechanism for synchronous operation and is provided downstream of the inlet roller. It comprises a table extending beneath the roving and a rotatable shaped arm above the roving which arm is movable by the switching mechanism to simultaneously hold the front end of the roving. The table is provided with a guide lug at its free end extending at an upward angle relative to the rotatable arm and the arm is covered with an inclined member having a slope running toward the guide lug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: SKF Kugellagerfabriken GmbH
    Inventors: Alfred Glock, Kurt Seebo, Bernhard Schoenung, Dieter Tkotz
  • Patent number: 4479285
    Abstract: A system for decompacting modules of compacted seed cotton. The system includes apparatus moveable through the compacted modules to feed the cotton to a remote location for further processing. Improved electronic controls permit automatic activation of a containment door against the trailing face of the last module, automatic reversal of the apparatus after containment of the last module and automatic inactivation of the system in the event of a malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: Continental Conveyor & Equipment Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Eddie D. Ragan
  • Patent number: 4479286
    Abstract: An apparatus to extract cotton dust from the high velocity discharge of a cotton cleaning device is disclosed. Means for reduction and removal of fine trash and dust from cotton fiber is provided. At the high velocity discharge exit is placed a perforated cylinder rotating about an open-end stationary tube with an opening across its width. Fine trash and dust pass through perforations into a low pressure area inside the stationary tube and are discharged through a blower or suction source. Means to remove the cotton fiber to an intake duct from the cleaning device is provided as well as internal and adjustable external baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of _Agriculture
    Inventors: Roger S. Brown, Charles L. Shepard, Laurey J. Richard
  • Patent number: 4477944
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for opening fiber bales including a fiber removal element, compression means disposed upstream of said fiber removal element and advancing means near said compression means to advance the surface layer fiber material of a bale toward said fiber removal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Binder, Daniel Hanselmann
  • Patent number: 4477927
    Abstract: A rear seam of each finger sheath of a baseball glove is formed by securing a reinforcing strip onto two of three sheath members along their adjacent edges to provide an elasticity of the finger sheath and facilitate its bending toward the palm of the glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Mizuno Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Tsubota, Ichio Miyake
  • Patent number: 4477945
    Abstract: Slubbing, which is to be drawn, is pulled from cans (25), which are mounted behind a drawing frame. The frame comprises a double draw head section with devices for filling two cans (7 and 8), which are situated at respective filling stations. The filled cans (7 and 8) are then automatically replaced by empty cans (2): A slide (15 and 16) moves two empty cans (2) rectilinearly, counter to the working direction of the draw heads, into the filling stations and simultaneously moves the filled cans (7 and 8) rectilinearly in the same direction into two removal stations (13 and 14). Thus, the replacement of the cans (7 and 8) proceeds very rapidly and with a minimal gap between the filled cans (7 and 8) and the empty cans (2), which avoids the need for the frame to be stopped. A device (M and H) for controlling and driving the frame is accommodated in a rear part (6) of the frame housing which is situated on the side of the removal stations (13 and 14) facing the filling stations (7 and 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Heberlein Hispano SA
    Inventors: Louis Vignon, Alf Schopper
  • Patent number: 4476611
    Abstract: A chute feed having an opening roller and a vertical chute therebeneath for receiving and collecting fibers, the chute having one generally vertical side wall formed with an area of perforations extending above and below the normal level of fibers collected in the chute, and a blower for generating an air current around the upper portion of the opening roller and toward the perforations to entrain fibers leaving the roller and to assist in equalizing the level of fibers collected in the chute. A fiber level sensing device is provided adjacent the area of wall perforations to control the flow of fibers from the opening roller to the chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Automatic Material Handling, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Keller, Akiva Pinto
  • Patent number: 4475673
    Abstract: A method of drying and shaping a clothing primarily formed of vegetable fiber or blended with vegetable fiber and synthetic fiber, which has the steps of forming a body-shaped bag formed of grey of hard air permeability, mounting the clothing, and pressing the hem of the clothing, then blowing hot air into the bag, thereby drying and shaping the clothing with the surface heat and the hot air slightly exhausted from the texture of the bag. Thus, the clothing can be advantageously finished via the body-shaped bag formed to provide the surface heat and hot air hardly exhausted through the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Inventor: Hiromichi Ochiai
  • Patent number: 4475271
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for producing high quality fibrous webs at high rates of speed. Fibers are fed to a rotating lickerin for opening, then to a rotating card cylinder for individualizing, and are then doffed into an air stream from which the fibers are condensed, as on a moving foraminous belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1984
    Assignee: Chicopee
    Inventors: Ernest G. Lovgren, Prashant K. Goyal
  • Patent number: RE31783
    Abstract: A continuous synthetic filament yarn is processed by crimping, entangling, and straightening the yarn. The yarn is straightened by heating under tension, resulting in a yarn that can be used in its straightened form and later bulked by a subsequent process such as dyeing, boiling, heating, etc. The length of a yarn plug formed by crimping is controlled by controlling the temperature of the yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: David E. Borenstein, Richard C. Newton
  • Patent number: RE31802
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved ginning system incorporating a roller gin and a feeder for the same. Means is provided for presenting the cotton to the roller gin substantially one lock at a time. Incorporated in the gin is means to move the ginning roller into and out of ginning relation to the ginning knife, and means is provided in the system to cause the ginning roller to move out of ginning relation to the knife whenever there is less than a predetermined amount of seed cotton in the feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Lummus Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Einglett, John M. Conner, William A. Harmon, James B. Hawkins, William C. Pease, III, Donald W. Van Doorn