Patents Examined by William E. Dondero
  • Patent number: 10604867
    Abstract: A reel changing device is described for reeling fiber bundles from a fiber strand exiting a spinning device, including at least a first reel carrier and a second reel carrier on each of which a reel suited for winding up the fiber strand is arranged and which are movably received and guided in at least a first reel guide and a second reel guide so that the reels are adapted to be positioned one after another in an exit direction of the fiber strand so as to enable, in the case of a reel change, the fiber strand to be directly transferred from the first reel arranged on the first reel carrier to the second reel arranged on the second reel carrier. Moreover, a reel changing method in such reel changing device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Avitum AG
    Inventor: Falk Kästner
  • Patent number: 10602889
    Abstract: A noise dampener for implementation with a sheet material dispenser is disclosed. The dampener attenuates motor and moving part noise audible to a user of the dispenser and quiets dispenser operation. In an embodiment, a noise dampener may be an integral part of the dispenser motor support structure. An embodiment of a noise dampener may include a motor support component, a motor mount component which supports a motor, and a plurality of connectors. The connectors may be integrated with and join the motor support component and the motor mount component to provide support for the motor mount component with respect to the motor support component and to provide spacing between such components collectively reducing noise audible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Alwin Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan M. Paul
  • Patent number: 10597251
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Weatherford, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10597252
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing wire or cable, the apparatus including an enclosure with a top and a bottom portion and at least three side portions of a first height, a plurality of holes located in both the top and bottom portions of the enclosure, and a core of a second height located within the enclosure, wherein the core forms an area, wherein at least one of the plurality of holes has a first hole diameter and is located in the top and bottom of the enclosure and is located within the area formed by the core, and wherein the wire or cable is placed around the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Weatherford, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10597246
    Abstract: Process for the production of paper rolls, including a step of producing logs (L) of paper material by winding a predetermined amount of paper web (W) about a tubular core (C) oriented transversely with respect to a direction (PP) of entering of the paper web (W) in a rewinder (R) in which the winding is executed, and a step of transverse cutting of the logs (L) to obtain rolls (R) of predetermined length. The cores (C) are produced by a tube-forming machine (T) whose position is intercepted by the direction (PP) of the paper (W) entering the Rewinder®.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FUTURA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 10589967
    Abstract: One aspect of the disclosed subject matter is seen in a wire access line drum assembly that includes a tubular drum and an insert positionable therein to accommodate wire access lines of varying diameter. The tubular drum has a first and a second end and an inner and outer surface. The insert is positionable adjacent the first end of the tubular drum and has a curved channel formed therein extending between the inner and outer surfaces of the tubular drum. The insert has a ramp substantially coinciding with the outer surface of the drum at a first end portion and extending above the outer surface of the drum at a second end portion adjacent the curved channel. The height of the ramp at the second end portion is selected to be substantially similar to the diameter of the wire access line to be stored on the drum assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNETIC FIELD EFFECTS, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Michael Nero
  • Patent number: 10589957
    Abstract: A method of installing cable on a cable reel that has the steps of providing a cable reel that includes first and second opposing flanges where the first flange has a first hub portion and the second flange having a second hub portion and the first hub portion has one or more flexible segments; placing a cable coil over the first hub portion and on the first flange so that the first hub portion substantially extends through an inner diameter of the cable coil; and expanding the one or more flexible segments by inserting the second hub portion inside of the first hub portion so that the one or more flexible segments engage the cable coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Rakesh Thakare, Caichun Song, Phillip S. Bowen, Marvin Bryant, Paul R. Boucher, Barry Holt
  • Patent number: 10590581
    Abstract: A compact creel utilization method provides arms cantileverdly extending from supports which support at least two yarn rolls thereon. Some embodiments have a front roll connected to the rear roll. Other embodiments simultaneously feed to a common eyelet or other feed opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Robert S. Weiner, David Brian Porter
  • Patent number: 10584010
    Abstract: Aspects of the present innovations relate to an auxiliary device for aligning a winding sleeve particularly on a sleeve acceptance of a winding machine with a reference. In one illustrative implementation, an auxiliary device may comprise an auxiliary body with an stop device or stop means which is configured for contact with the counter stop device or counter stop means at the winding sleeve. According to further aspects, the present innovations may comprise a method for aligning a winding sleeve with a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventor: Oliver Koser
  • Patent number: 10584012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable spool arrangement for use in automated cable winding applications, said cable spool arrangement comprising a first core half and a second core half, each one of the first and second core halves comprising an outer wall having a conical section, wherein each one of said first core half and said second core half comprises a connecting arrangement configured to connect said first core half and said second core half together, and comprising at least one protrusion and at least one recess. The present invention also relates to a stackable cable spool half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AXJO PLASTIC AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Jacob Nilsson, Anders Gaardsdal, Rickard Strömberg
  • Patent number: 10577217
    Abstract: A yarn feeder may comprise a winding wheel, a driving member, at least a locating member, and a plurality of tension pieces. The winding wheel has a first end and a second end, and a plurality of locating holes are formed on the winding wheel adjacent to the first end. The driving member has a ring coupled with the second end of the winding wheel, and the ring comprises at least a driving rod extended along an outer surface of the winding wheel from the second end to the first end, and an end of the driving rod close to the first end which comprises a driving portion and a connecting portion thereon. The locating member comprises a shell, a pivot shaft, a first column, and a locating column. The tension pieces are respectively connected between the ring of the driving member and the first end of the winding wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sunshine Kinetics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shen-Te Feng
  • Patent number: 10569989
    Abstract: A two piece winding core assembly is provided having a first core portion and a second core portion. The two core portions having the same construction and are positionable to combine together to form a completed cylindrical and hollow core. The two core portions having a series of locking pins and a corresponding series of receiving openings formed on opposing end faces. A series of axially elongated projections and a corresponding series of axially elongated channels are also formed on the opposing end faces of the core portions. An internal plurality of web members is formed in a structural crossing pattern on the inside surface of the core portion, with the web members providing structural rigidity to the core portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Chad E. Lagace, Fedor Baranov
  • Patent number: 10548437
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a supply of sheet product reduces accumulation of the sheet product in the chute. The dispenser comprises a housing including a chute having a sheet product dispensing opening, a sheet product feed roller assembly disposed in the housing and configured to feed sheet product from the supply of sheet product into the chute, and a pusher disposed in the housing and configured to engage the sheet product fed from the sheet product feed roller assembly at a location downstream from the sheet product feed roller assembly and push the sheet product fed from the sheet product feed roller assembly toward the dispensing opening to reduce accumulation of the sheet product in the chute. A related method of reducing accumulation of the sheet product in the chute also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Brian Scott Borke
  • Patent number: 10549329
    Abstract: A horizontally wound continuous coil of metallurgically heat treated metal tubing is alternatively formed in a multi-layered configuration using a sequential four-layer or two-layer pattern of winding layer groups. The method of sequential four-layer or two-layer patterning of winding groups support formation of jumbo horizontally wound coils of continuous annealed copper tubing for use by end users of annealed copper tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INDUCTOTHERM GROUP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Christopher Gordon Stone
  • Patent number: 10555449
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for automatically supplying carrier tape, and more specifically, to an apparatus for automatically supplying a carrier tape and a method for automatically supplying carrier tape wherein carrier tape is enabled to be continuously and automatically supplied without stopping a process even if a structure or supply conditions of the carrier tape is changed. The apparatus for automatically supplying the carrier tape comprises an injection module comprising a height adjusting unit for enabling the continuous and automatic supply of one carrier tape in the middle of being supplied and one or more carrier tapes on standby, and a parts sensor for sensing parts of a carrier tape; and a pickup module for separating a cover tape form the carrier tape transferred from the injection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Young Soo Hwang
  • Patent number: 10538409
    Abstract: The invention discloses an apparatus for regulating winding tension as function of bobbin (2) diameter in a slit film tape or yarn (1) winder system carrying at least one automated winder. It comprises a dancing arm (3) equipped with a tension setting means or device (3B) which regulates the yarn tension. The inventive feature of the invention is that tension setting means (3B) is capable of changing resistance ‘R’ of the dancing arm (3) as a function of the bobbin (2) diameter ‘D’ during the winding process. The invention also provides a method for regulating winding tension as function of bobbin (2) diameter. The invention helps overcome a number of problems related to uniformness and consistency of package the fabric making industry is currently facing. It solves technical problem of winding bobbin throughout using same tension adjusted for dancing arm, resulting higher tension during unwinding at low bobbin sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Siddharth Lohia
  • Patent number: 10538410
    Abstract: A spool endform assembly includes an endform with a central collar that are configured to rotate about a rotational axis. The spool endform assembly further includes a mount sub-assembly configured to be mounted in a fixed orientation on a mounting structure (such as movable arm). The spool endform assembly is further configured to permit misalignment of the fixed orientation of the mount sub-assembly relative to the rotational axis of the endform and central collar. In embodiments, controlled movement of the mounting structure can be used to connect the spool endform assembly to a rotatable mandrel of a wire winding spool and disconnect the spool endform assembly from the rotatable mandrel. By permitting misalignment of the fixed orientation of the mount sub-assembly relative to the rotational axis of the endform and central collar, the spool endform assembly makes it easier to connect the spool endform assembly to the rotatable mandrel and to disconnect the spool endform assembly from the rotatable mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Moore
  • Patent number: 10533341
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for an assembly which is attachable to a skid-steer or similar front end loader or tractor which is used to install fence wire. The assembly contains a plurality of spindles upon which rolls of wire can be placed, which wire passes through a threader which organizes and separates the wire, then through a clamping device operated hydraulically using electric and hydraulic controllers, then over a roller and around an upright wire guide whereupon the wire is attached to a fence post in a conventional manner. The wire is clamped using a clamping member operated by a hydraulic cylinder to clamp and lock the wire so that the wire can be stretched by the engine powered skid-steer, front end loader or the like so that the wire can be tightly attached to each fence post in a series operation. The plurality of spindles is disposed on an upright central stanchion attached to a platform so that the wire can be easily placed on and removed from the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Nickey L Hicks
  • Patent number: 10526163
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automatic turret type yarn winding device. The automatic bobbin changeover process involves winding of yarn on a bobbin, followed by rotation of the turret to bring an empty bobbin into the winding position. Pressure rollers are provided to ensure consistent and accurate winding. The accurate relative positioning of the bobbins and pressure rollers is important. Wear and tear and particulate dust may cause malfunctioning of winder systems which may affect accuracy of turret rotations and relative positioning of the bobbins and pressure rollers, especially when the turret rotation during bobbin changeover stage is done in a single rotation. The invention provides a device and a method to position spindle precisely in turret type automatic winder, especially to identify correct stationing position of turret spindle after reverse movement post doffing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Siddharth Lohia
  • Patent number: 10526156
    Abstract: A machine (1) includes an unwinding section (3) for unwinding parent reels (Ba, Bb) of web material (N), an unwinding section (3) for unwinding parent reels (Ba, Bb) of web material (Na, Nb), and at least one winding station (15). The winding station in turn includes a winding device (41, 51), to which a longitudinal strip (S) of web material is fed. In the winding station, a respective spool (B) of web material is formed. The winding station (15) further includes: a cutting device (81, 83) for the longitudinal strip (S), to cut the longitudinal strip (S) transversely, thus forming a tail edge, which remains on the spool (B) under formation, and a leading edge; and a holding device (85) for holding the leading edge of the longitudinal strip (S), to transfer the leading edge onto a tubular winding core (T) of a new spool to be wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: A. CELLI NONWOVENS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Vergentini, Riccardo Paladini