Patents Examined by Shaun R Hurley
  • Patent number: 10443158
    Abstract: A method is provide for the safe starting and/or stopping of a rotor of a rotor spinning machine for the production of yarn, the spinning machine having a multiple number of rotors that rotate in a respective rotor housing covered by a lid. Each rotor is driven by its own motor and is held in at least one radially and/or axially active magnetic bearing by means of a position controller. Each motor is in communication with a control unit through a data connection to control the rotor in various operating states. One or more of the following conditions is checked against predetermined target values or states: (1) control for the drive of the rotor; (2) position control for the active magnetic bearings; (3) data connection for controlling the motor. In the event that the predetermined target values or states are not met, start of the rotor is blocked or the motor that is already running is selectively stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter CZ s.r.o.
    Inventors: Bernd Bahlmann, Mario Maleck, Miroslav Stusák, Milan Moravec, Jiri Sloupensky, Peter Dirnberger
  • Patent number: 10443191
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rope for an elevator. The rope for the elevator comprises: a center strand formed by twisting a plurality of wires; inner layer strands formed by twisting the plurality of wires and arranged along the outer periphery of the center strand; and outer layer strands formed by twisting the plurality of wires and arranged along the outer periphery of the inner layer strands, wherein ten of each of the inner layer strands and the outer layer strands are prepared, the diameter of the center strand, the diameter of the inner layer strand and the diameter of the outer layer strand are respectively 0.33-0.35 times, 0.13-0.15 times and 0.22-0.24 times as large as the diameter of a first imaginary circle circumscribed around the outer layer strands, and a fill factor is 64-67%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kiswire Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hee Hong, Yeon Hwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10441994
    Abstract: A net and method for creating the same, the net comprising: cables in two or more directions, wherein the cables in each of the directions are made of at least a first construct or a second construct, wherein each cable of a first construct in the first direction has neighboring cables in the first direction made of the second construct, and each cable of the first construct in the second direction has neighboring cables in the second direction made of the second construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Moshe Ore
  • Patent number: 10443166
    Abstract: A protective textile having at least one integrated opening and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise in relation to a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall has a first state with a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area and a second state with an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to the central longitudinal axis. The wall further includes braided, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on the wall, wherein the bias causes the wall to remain substantially in the first and second states absent some externally applied force. The wall also includes at least one opening having a circumferentially continuous periphery bounding the opening, wherein the periphery is formed, at least in part, by braided yarns reversing direction from one S or Z helical direction to the opposite S or Z helical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Leigh Krauser, Tianqi Gao, Zhong Huai Zhang, Michael Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 10443156
    Abstract: A yarn producing apparatus that produces high-density carbon nanotube yarn at high speed. The yarn producing apparatus includes: a substrate support supporting a carbon nanotube (CNT) forming substrate; a winding device configured to continuously draw CNT fibers from the CNT forming substrate supported on the substrate support and to allow the CNT fibers to run; and a yarn producing unit provided between the substrate support and the winding device to directly take in the CNT fibers drawn by the winding device and twist the taken-in CNT fibers. The yarn producing unit false-twists the CNT fibers with a swirl flow of compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumiaki Yano
  • Patent number: 10443155
    Abstract: A carding apparatus (2) and a carding method for producing a card web (12) are based on the carding apparatus (2) including a web forming device (5) for creating a preliminary web (3), followed by a web layering apparatus (7) which is followed by a card (6), and a controllable or adjustable profiling device (8). The profiling device (8) precedes or is associated with the web layering apparatus (7). The profiling device (8) is used for profiling the preliminary web (3) in order to preventively compensate for peripheral bulges in the card web (12) discharged by the card (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AUTEFA SOLUTIONS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Meier
  • Patent number: 10435824
    Abstract: An article containing an innerduct structure and a woven rope located within the innerduct structure. The woven rope an inner portion comprising a plurality of multifilament fibers in the length direction of the woven rope and a jacket portion covering the inner portion. The jacket portion contains a plurality of monofilament fibers in the length direction of the woven rope and at least one multifilament fiber in the circumferential direction interwoven with the monofilament fibers in the length direction of the jacket portion. The monofilament fibers of the jacket portion form the majority of the outer surface of the woven rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Steven L. Bedingfield
  • Patent number: 10428456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a steel wire rope for conveyor belts. The steel wire rope includes a central steel wire, a steel wire layer externally wound on the central steel wire, and a plurality of external steel wire strands. Each external steel wire strand includes a core steel wire and N external steel wires. The central steel wire, the steel wire layer externally wound on the central steel wire, and the plurality of external steel wire strands are wound into a steel wire rope for conveyor belts in one step. The steel wire layer is externally wound on the outer side of the central steel wire, the external steel wire strands are wound to wrap the outer side of the steel wire layer, and the external steel wire strands are in line contact with the steel wire layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: JIANGSU FASTEN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER CO., LTD, JIANGSU FASTEN SPECIAL STEEL PRODUCTS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Lihua Liu, Chunlei Zhang, Hongfang Liu, Yongqing Shao, Yawei Zhang, Kai Xu, Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 10426221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dynamically altering a height of a sole assembly of an article of footwear uses an actuator having a retraction assembly and a traction assembly. A wedge is moved to different positions within a groove formed in the sole assembly. A user evaluates the performance of the footwear with the wedge at different positions while performing an activity. The user evaluations help determine an optimal height of the sole assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Leedy, Nam Lu, Geng Luo, Sam Strickling, Alex Wiley
  • Patent number: 10428445
    Abstract: A method includes drawing a roving thread from a roving bobbin through a roving guide, an aft drafting roller, and a mid drafting roller to a front drafting roller, and drawing a spandex core from a spandex bobbin using a guide roller. The method also includes associating the roving thread and the spandex core by drawing the roving thread and the spandex core in an approximately parallel fashion through the front drafting roller, and drawing the associated roving thread and the spandex core through a lappet hook and an anti-ballooning guide. Further, the method includes winding the drawn associated roving thread and the spandex core on a ring-frame bobbin including a ring traveler attached to a rotatable ring. The circular motion of the ring traveler around the ring-frame bobbin causes the drawn associated roving thread to twist around the drawn associated spandex core, forming a core spun yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Arun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10422059
    Abstract: The present invention provides a means for shutting down a braiding machine to prevent damage to a product to which the braided yarn is applied under failure conditions such as when a yarn breaks. Failure of the yarn or the tensioning of the yarn causes an imbalance in the tensioning on the product causing it to be displaced from its normal position and this displacement is detected to shut the braiding machine down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JDR Cable Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Gareth Adrian Owen
  • Patent number: 10413002
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glove including a cut out portion and a reinforcing panel are described herein. In many embodiments, a glove comprises a glove body with a dorsal side, a palmar side, a plurality of finger portions, a thumb portion, and a wrist portion. The wrist portion defines a glove opening in communication with an interior portion defined within the glove body. A reinforcing panel is secured on an outer surface of the glove body between the thumb portion and the wrist portion. A cut out portion defines an opening formed through the reinforcing panel and in communication with the interior portion of the glove body to minimize bunching up of the glove body. Other embodiments of gloves are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan J. Bruce, John H. Loudenslager, Toby Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10415158
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for removing a faulty yarn portion at a work station of an open-end spinning machine after the work station is stopped in a controlled manner, particularly after a defect of the spun yarn is detected by a quality sensor. Prior to a request to connect a suction nozzle of the work station for sucking off of the faulty yarn portion, the value of a vacuum in a central channel of the vacuum system of the open-end spinning machine is determined and evaluated. The suction nozzle is connected to the central vacuum channel only after the current capacity of the vacuum source detected is sufficient, or only after a sufficiently high vacuum is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter CZ s.r.o.
    Inventors: Jiri Stancl, Vladimir Skrivanek, Ladislav Hajek
  • Patent number: 10414623
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a textile machine, with a multiple number of adjacent work stations having a respective spinning unit with a spinning device and/or one winding device and handling elements for piecing a thread or for connecting two thread ends. If production is interrupted, a thread end on the bobbin side is provided to a defined receiving position at the work station. For piecing the thread or for connecting the thread ends, the thread end on the bobbin is cut to length by the work station work elements, received from the receiving position, prepared for piecing or for connecting and pieced up or connected. A thread end wound on the bobbin is sought out by means of a thread seeking device deliverable to multiple work stations of the textile machine, and the thread end is subsequently moved into the receiving position at the work station, from which it is received by the work station work element of the work station, in particular by a handling element of its own work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Romeo Pohn, Adalbert Stephan, Gerd Stahlecker, Gernot Schaeffler
  • Patent number: 10413014
    Abstract: An insole made of two membrane foils, between which a liquid is provided. The membrane foils have very little elasticity and high stiffness to respond quickly to load by pushing liquid quickly from an area under the foot to another area of the foot, by which the balance response is made faster for a person who uses such insoles. Especially in the field of multiple sclerosis, post-stroke rehabilitation, golf and race have such insoles have proven to be very advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MEDICOVI ApS
    Inventor: Peter Vindriis
  • Patent number: 10415159
    Abstract: A yarn producing apparatus that produces carbon nanotube yarn at high speed includes a yarn producing unit that aggregates running carbon nanotube fibers. The yarn producing unit includes a nozzle body, a first nozzle provided in the nozzle body to generate a first swirl flow, with compressed air, in a direction orthogonal to the direction of the carbon nanotube fibers running, and a second nozzle provided in the nozzle body to generate a second swirl flow, with compressed air, in a direction orthogonal to the direction of the carbon nanotube fibers running and opposite to the direction of the first swirl flow. The first nozzle and the second nozzle are provided at positions different in the direction of the carbon nanotube fibers running in the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumiaki Yano
  • Patent number: 10406319
    Abstract: Catheters, sheaths, or other tubular devices are provided that include a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, and a steerable distal portion. The tubular device includes a primary lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends; an auxiliary lumen adjacent the primary lumen; and one or more reinforcement members including windings extending helically along at least the distal portion, at least some of the windings passing between the primary and steering element lumens and at least some of the windings surrounding both the primary and steering element lumens. In one embodiment, a steering element is slidably disposed within the auxiliary lumen. Apparatus and methods for making such tubular devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 10407826
    Abstract: A detachable flyer bow system, apparatus and methods of using the same are provided. The systems each comprise a base having a longitudinal recess with an inner lateral dimension that is greater than the outer lateral dimension and a front lateral dimension that is smaller than the rear lateral dimension, an end block attachable to the end of the flyer bow with a recess engagement portion to slidably engage the longitudinal recess of the base. The base may have an opening to allow at least a portion of the end block to clear the opening for the inward insertion of the end block into the base, or the outward removal of the end block from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Roy R. R. Rymer
  • Patent number: 10400361
    Abstract: A yarn producing apparatus produces CNT (carbon nanotube) yarn from CNT fibers while causing the CNT fibers to run. The yarn producing apparatus includes an aggregating unit that aggregates the CNT fibers, and a twisting and winding device that twists the CNT fibers aggregated by the aggregating unit. The aggregating unit includes an adjusting mechanism that adjusts the aggregation state of the CNT fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Takashima
  • Patent number: 10400360
    Abstract: A rotor spinning machine and associated method are provided for preparing a yarn end for spinning-in at a rotor spinning device, wherein the rotor spinning machine has a rotor housing that is closable with a cover and subjected to negative pressure through a negative pressure channel. A spinning rotor is rotatably mounted in the rotor housing and rotates with an operating rotational speed during a spinning operation. With the method, the yarn end is introduced into the negative pressure channel. The yarn end is then interrupted with a severing structure defined on an open edge of the rotating spinning rotor. During the interruption of the yarn end, the spinning rotor is driven with a defined rotational speed for the preparation of the yarn end that is equal to or less than an operating rotational speed of the spinning rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Reiter Ingolstadt GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Baier, Jiri Sloupensky, Milos Ferkl, Jiri Kutlvasr