Patents Examined by W. C. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 5079811
    Abstract: A feed method of feeding a thread wound on a bobbin to a thread drawing-in apparatus through first and second suction nozzles, comprising the steps of: advancing the thread to a first position between the bobbin and the first suction nozzle, along an axis; gripping the advanced thread at the first position and then drawing the thread at the first position in a predetermined direction substantially perpendicular to the axis of a first predetermined length; gripping the drawn thread at a second position between the bobbin and the first position and also releasing the drawn thread at the first position, and then feeding the drawn thread to the thread drawing-in apparatus; gripping the fede thread at a third position between the second suction nozzle and the thread drawing-in apparatus and also releasing the thread at the first and second positions, and then drawing the thread at the third position in the predetermined direction by a second predetermined length; and cutting the thread that has been drawn by the s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: Teijin Seiki Company Limited
    Inventors: Juro Tachibana, Yoshihide Nishimura
  • Patent number: 5065915
    Abstract: A garment hanger for supporting several articles of clothing. The garment hanger has a plurality of U-shaped carrying bars that are telescopically, rotatably and slidably mounted in a carrying element. The garment hanger can be hung on a closet clothes bar so that a plurality of articles can be hung in a narrow space. The garment hanger is configured so that if one of the carrying bars is pulled out, the carrying bars that remain in position act as counter weights to balance the entire garment hanger system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Inventor: Wilhelm Rosch
  • Patent number: 5050280
    Abstract: An emerizing apparatus is equipped with an emergy roller having multiple beater blades about its circumference, the outer periphery of each beater blade being formed with a pair of axially extending longitudinal beater edges and a concave arcuate recess therebetween, whereby each beater edge is adapted to individually strike a textile web traveling in tensioned engagement with the roller periphery to produce a shorter and more dense napped surface on the textile web than can be achieved by a corresponding conventional emery roller operating at the same rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: Gebruder Sucker and Franz Muller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Hartkorn, Romuald Vaisnys, Albert Vroomen
  • Patent number: 5050405
    Abstract: In a method for positively feeding an elastic yarn to the knitting system of a circular knitting machine having a yarn feeder apparatus controlled by an electronic control unit, the apparatus of a take-out signal (A) initiates the count of a preselected number of position signals (p) before generating a stop signal (S), or otherwise the take-out signal (A) is disregarded for a preselected space of time at the end of which the stop signal (S) is generated, the number of position signals (p) or the space of time, respectively, being selected in accordance with the yarn quality and/or the distance between the yarn feeder apparatus and the knitting system. In this manner the yarn feeding operation is continued for relaxing the elastic yarn. The electronic control unit (3) of the yarn feeder apparatus (2) in the circular knitting machine (1) includes a delay circuit (19) for controlling the generation of the stop signal (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: IRO AB
    Inventor: Kurt A. G. Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 5046191
    Abstract: An article of protective upperwear clothing which includes protective shielding connected to a forearm section of the sleeve. The protective shielding generally includes a patch and concealed elongated strips of protective material which absorb the force of a bowstring after an arrow has been fired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventors: Victor M. Serikow, Philip C. Barker
  • Patent number: 5046220
    Abstract: A process for feeding fibres towards the fixed and mobile knives of a fibre cutter, such as a flock cutter, is provided which includes preparing a mattress of fibres aligned in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the vertical plane of the knife so that the mattress of fibres takes the form of a band. The band is conveyed in a step-by-step manner towards the knives while supporting the band adjacent the fixed knife so that its lower face and its lateral side faces are supported by planer support surfaces having a dimension significant in relation to the length of sections of fibres being cut. The step-by-step conveying is effected by bringing the band to a temporary standstill in relation to the support surfaces as the fibres are advanced towards the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Inventors: Hubert Pierret, Gabriel L. Pierret, Maurice J. Pierret, Jean-Marie M. Pierret
  • Patent number: 5044048
    Abstract: A combing machine comprises a rotating combing roller with a comb segment, a feed device for a sliver to be combed, a gripper arrangement disposed in the vicinity of the comb segment which opens and closes in a manner coordinated with the passing movement of the comb segment and which holds the sliver while the latter is being combed by the comb segment, and a draw-off device which moves the combed sliver away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: Josef Egerer
  • Patent number: 5040384
    Abstract: A set-up comb 6, disposed below the gap 3 between needle beds in a V-bed falt knitting machine, comprises a comb bed 5 and a plurality of setting-up needles 4 mounted to the comb bed 5. Each setting-up needles comprises a needle body 10 fixed to the comb bed 5 and a slider 11 slidably combined with the needle body 10. The needle body 10 has a hook accommodating protrusion 20 formed at its front end for releasably receiving therein a hook 12 formed at the upper end of the slider 11. When a double-stroke course set-up yarn 75a, 75b has been laid in zigzag pattern between the front and rear needle beds 2f, 2r in such a way that the forward-and back-course portions of the yarn 75a, 75b are crossed at a plurality of positions above the gap 3, the set-up comb 4 is elevated to cause the hooks 12 of individual slider 11 to hook the yarn 75a, 75b at the crossing sites thereof, so that the set-up yarn 75a, 75b can be lowered by the set-u comb 6 to a level below the gap 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Shima
  • Patent number: 5038441
    Abstract: Two lap slivers lying one on top of the other are continuously fed to the combing tools in a plurality of combing heads of a combing machine. The first lap sliver comes from a first lap roll carried by a rear carrier device, and runs over a front carrier device. A second lap roll is carried on this, from which the second lap sliver emanates. A detector determines when the end of the lap sliver from the first lap roll is running out in one of the combing heads. A control unit then executes a lap roll change on several combing heads simultaneously as follows: The end of the first lap sliver is severed to the same length in all the combing heads. The cut-off pieces of the lap slivers and the winding tubes of the first lap rolls are removed. The second lap rolls are rolled on to the rear carrier devices. New lap rolls are so placed on the front carrier devices that the start of the lap sliver on these new rolls is aligned with the end of the first lap sliver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works Limited
    Inventors: Gian-Carlo Mondini, Hans-Ulrich Eichenberger
  • Patent number: 5022128
    Abstract: Individual segments (38, 39) are slid over a divided yarn strip (22) with a dividing device (35) and connected together on both sides (63). By this means separate separating elements (23, 29) are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Benninger AG
    Inventors: Markus Beerli, Manfred Bollen, Jakob Iten, Gerhard Koslowski, Willy Probst, Edwin Wildi
  • Patent number: 5020705
    Abstract: A molded plastic garment hanger having a pair of hingedly connected jaws is provided with a thin pad of resilient thermoplastic rubber molded to the inner surface of one or both of the garment gripping jaws which pad is formed by injection molding during the molding cycle which forms the hanger body itself with a short dwell period between the injection of the resin forming the hanger body and that forming the pad so that the pad and body become fused together at the boundary between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Batts, Inc.
    Inventor: Judd Garrison
  • Patent number: 5018246
    Abstract: A sliver producing textile machine includes a sliver trumpet having a wall defining a constriction through which the sliver passes. A sensor is arranged at the constriction for determining the thickness and irregularities in the sliver passing through the constriction. The wall includes a stationary wall portion and a movable wall portion which is displaceable relative to the stationary wall portion for varying the size of the cross-sectional area of the constriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Trutzschler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ferdinand Leifeld
  • Patent number: 5018245
    Abstract: An apparatus for opening and mixing staple cotton comprises two cotton supply chambers, having parallel vertical axes, at the bottom of each chamber being provided a first and a second opposite cooperating cylinders for gripping the cotton staples, and supplying the gripped staples to a respective cotton carding plate and cleaning blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Inventors: Pietro B. Marzoli, Emilio Vezzoli
  • Patent number: 5014395
    Abstract: For the automatic compensation of density or thickness variations of fiber material at textile machines there is measured the density of a fiber material mass fed to a fiber feed device and the density of the fiber material mass at the textile machine outlet. The resultant measurement signals are delivered to a control for regulating the rotational speed of a feed roll of the fiber feed device in accordance with both measured density signals. The fiber feed device comprises the feed roll and a coacting feed plate. The feed roll, although rotatable, is spatially stationary and is pivotal from a starting position in the absence of the fiber mass into an operative position into contact with an abutment when there is present a fiber mass whose density variations are to be detected. By positionally fixing the feed plate during the detection operation different forces arise, depending upon the thickness or density of the fiber mass, in the nipping zone between the feed roll and the feed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Staheli, Robert Demuth, Peter Fritzsche
  • Patent number: 5014394
    Abstract: A disordered material of staple fibers is separated into individual uniform and parallel fibers to prepare representative, textile samples. A piece of the original fiber material (6) to be analyzed is moved into a space between two mutually parallel disks (1, 2) which are held at a constant distance from each other and are equipped with sets of mutually engaging needles with serrate profiles (3, 4) which penetrate the fiber material (6). The two disks (1, 2) are moved relative to each other while preserving their mutual spacing and the needles linearly resolve the fiber material (6) into its individual fibers. A sample clamp (5) is used to remove a random, orthogonal cross-sectional sample (11), which sample (11) substantially matches by its composition that of the original fiber material (6) and accordingly is suitable for carrying out diverse quality tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Siegfried Peyer AG
    Inventors: Rene Gloor, Michael Muller, Alfred Beeler
  • Patent number: 5012562
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for the compressive shrinking of fibrous materials is disclosed. The apparatus uses a system of moving surfaces of different speeds cooperating with a confining blade spaced from the movable surface or surfaces to cooperate to form a stuffing chamber for compaction of the fibrous material. An improved impact blade is provided to facilitate the compression of the fibrous material and the blade includes an apparatus for achieving optimum straightness of the blade among the benefits provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 5012563
    Abstract: An arrangement for the stretching and warping of synthetic warp threads under the influence of heat. The arrangement has feed rollers for driving warp threads, take off rollers for driving warp threads received from the feed rollers, with the take off rollers having a higher circumferential speed than the feed rollers. Additionally there are at least two rotatable deflection rollers, of which at least one roller is heatable with the rollers being rotatable in directions opposite to each other, and at least two auxiliary rollers which are rotatable in directions opposite to each other. A feed segment of the thread extends from the feed roller arrangement to the deflection roller proximate thereto and a take off segment of the threads extends from the deflection roller proximate thereto, to the take off roller arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Bodgan Bogucki-Land
  • Patent number: 5010744
    Abstract: A method of constructing a plated pile knit fabric and sinker therefor is disclosed. The sinker is adapted for low pile formation in the construction of the plating pile knit fabric. Each sinker is obliquely movable from an advanced, lower position to a receded, upper position. A pile position control ledge extends horizontally with respect to the incline of the sinker. The distance between the sinker nose and sinker pile position control ledge is more extended than in a conventional sinker, and as a result, the sinker nose can be positioned lower than that in a conventional sinker so as to form low piles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Precision Fukuhara Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Kawase, Shyozo Yorisue
  • Patent number: 5011052
    Abstract: A device for facilitating the folding of apparel such as shirts or sweaters and the like. This device consists essentially of a flat base having a plurality of creases that allow the operator to manipulate the shirt or sweater in vertical and horizontal stages so as to achieve complete and proper folding in a uniform and attractive manner. The device has universal appeal since it may be used both at home and in the commercial trade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Jason S. Craig
  • Patent number: 5008960
    Abstract: A nursing garment has a close-knit upper portion which lies over the shoulder of the nursing mother, which extends down into an expanded, open-knit lower portion which covers the breast and at least part of the baby while nursing, so that the upper portion may be used for burping the baby, and the lower portion is sufficiently opaque to provide privacy to the mother, yet adequately open to allow sufficient ventilation for the baby. In one embodiment, the garment is provided with two sides to cover both breasts, and in another embodiment, a single side is covered, in which embodiment the upper edge of the upper edge of the upper, close-knit portion is weighted to securely maintain the garment in place over the mother's shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1991
    Inventor: Valda K. Hemming