Patents by Inventor Christoph Schwemmlein

Christoph Schwemmlein has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200199792
    Abstract: A device for forming a leno selvedge has two lifter seats and a metallic approximately U-shaped half heddle with two legs, which are connected by a web, wherein each lifting heddle has a lifting heddle foot having an opening extending in the longitudinal direction of the heddle, wherein the lifting heddle foot at least on one side of the slot at least one magnet, with which the one leg of the half heddle cooperates, wherein the opening extends over the entire height of the heddle foot continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Matthias Klöcker
  • Publication number: 20200048797
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electromotively operating device (1) for forming a leno selvedge, comprising a rotor (10) having two thread-guide eyelets (14) arranged diagonally opposite each other in the rotor (10) for the leno threads, and a stator (30) accommodating the rotor (10). The rotor (10) has a magnetic disk (16), wherein the magnetic disk (16) has a plurality of alternately positive and negative magnetized segments (17), which are oriented in an axial direction of the rotor (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20190376211
    Abstract: A clamping apparatus provides a releasable connection of a harness cord to a lifting heddle of a leno weave apparatus, wherein the releasable connection is configured as a clamping connection. The clamping apparatus has a clamping wedge and a wedge receiver device arranged at the end of the lifting heddle. The wedge receiver device displaceably receives the clamping wedge in the longitudinal direction of the lifting heddle. The harness cord is clampingly grippable between the wedge receiver device and the clamping wedge structure is provided for fixing the clamping wedge in the clamping receiver device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Matthias Klöcker
  • Patent number: 9850597
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a leno selvage, in particular for a loom, includes a fixed-position housing, a support having the shape of a circular ring or of a circular disk and rotatably supported in the housing by a bearing and having two diagonally oppositely disposed thread eyelets for guiding leno threads in the region of the inner race of the bearing. At least two ring gears of magnetizable material extending in parallel with one another are arranged on the outer periphery of the support. A plurality of magnets are arranged on the outer periphery of the support in the region of the ring gears. A stator sheet package of circular ring shape having a plurality of coils arranged thereat has segments each having a toothed arrangement associated with the toothed arrangement of the ring gears in the region of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Gebruder Klocker GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Publication number: 20170121866
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a leno selvage, in particular for a loom, includes a fixed-position housing, a support having the shape of a circular ring or of a circular disk and rotatably supported in the housing by a bearing and having two diagonally oppositely disposed thread eyelets for guiding leno threads in the region of the inner race of the bearing. At least two ring gears of magnetizable material extending in parallel with one another are arranged on the outer periphery of the support. A plurality of magnets are arranged on the outer periphery of the support in the region of the ring gears. A stator sheet package of circular ring shape having a plurality of coils arranged thereat has segments each having a toothed arrangement associated with the toothed arrangement of the ring gears in the region of the coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Gebruder Klocker GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 8893750
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a fabric has a plurality of automatically working apparatus arranged next to one another on at least one carrier for manufacturing a leno weave (a leno weave apparatus). Two leno threads are fed to each leno weave apparatus. The device has at least one weft thread picking device; wherein the weft thread is introduced into the shed of leno threads raised by a plurality of leno weave apparatus. The weft thread is bound using at least two leno threads at a plurality of points behind the weft thread over the width of the fabric. At least one of the leno weave apparatus arranged in the end region of the fabric carries out a higher number of interlacings for achieving a homogenized warp tension distribution over the width of the fabric; and/or the lowering of the shed is carried out by the leno weave apparatus over the width of the fabric at different times for achieving a homogenized warp tension distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Gebrüder Klöcker GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Publication number: 20130333794
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a device for manufacturing a fabric comprising a plurality of automatically working apparatus arranged next to one another on at least one carrier for manufacturing a leno weave (a leno weave apparatus), wherein two leno threads are fed to each leno weave apparatus; wherein the device for manufacturing the fabric has at least one weft thread picking device; wherein the weft thread is introduced into the shed of leno threads raised by a plurality of leno weave apparatus; wherein the weft thread is bound using at least two leno threads at a plurality of points behind the weft thread over the width of the fabric; wherein at least one of the leno weave apparatus arranged in the end region of the fabric carries out a higher number of interlacings for achieving a homogenized warp tension distribution over the width of the fabric than at least one leno weave apparatus arranged in the central region of the fabric; and/or wherein the lowering of the shed is carried out by the leno weave
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 8590578
    Abstract: A device for the formation of a leno selvedge includes a frame for installation on the heddle shafts of a loom. The frame has at least one needle pair for two leno threads. The needle pair is mounted in the frame so that it can pivot around the longitudinal axis of the frame, and the device includes a pivot drive for pivoting the needle pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Gebruder Klocker GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20130160890
    Abstract: A device for the formation of a leno selvedge includes a frame for installation on the heddle shafts of a loom. The frame has at least one needle pair for two leno threads. The needle pair is mounted in the frame so that it can pivot around the longitudinal axis of the frame, and the device includes a pivot drive for pivoting the needle pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: GEBRUDER KLÖCKER GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 7185679
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a heddle (1), more specifically a lifting heddle as part of a leno selvedge device, the heddle comprising a head portion and a base portion with a closed or an open eyelet for mounting to a heddle frame or to a heddle ridge bar (13), the head portion and/or base portion (2, 3) being adapted to be secured stationarily to the heddle frame or the heddle ridge bar (13), with the head portion (2) and/or the base portion (3) being adapted to be interlockingly and non-slidably fixed to the heddle frame or to the heddle ridge bar (13) by means of a detent system (11, 12, 13a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Gebuder Klöcker GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 7040354
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a device for regulating the tension of a thread unwound from a bobbin of a bobbin-holder for a leno selvedge apparatus, said device comprising a brake drum for receiving the bobbin-holder, said brake drum having a brake means and the device being provided with a guide arm for the thread of the bobbin, the brake means (4) comprising a pivotable brake lever (10) having a brake shoe (4) resting against the brake drum (1), with the brake lever (10) having a guide arm (20) provided with an eye (21) for passage of the thread (6) unwound from the bobbin (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Kloecker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20050284532
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a heald (1), more specifically a lifting heald as a part of a leno selvedge device, said heald comprising a head portion and a base portion with a closed or an open eyelet for mounting to a heald frame or to a heald ridge bar (13), said head portion and/or base portion (2, 3) being adapted to be secured stationarily to the heald frame or the heald ridge bar (13), with the head portion (2) and/or the base portion (3) being adapted to be interlockingly fixed to the heald frame or to the heald ridge bar (13) by means of a detent system (11, 12, 13a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 6814107
    Abstract: The device for detecting breakage of leno threads in leno selvedge devices on looms, the leno selvedge forming device being provided with at least two arms for guiding at least two leno threads, the leno threads being twistable together by virtue of the rotation of the arms, the device (12, 13, 14, 14a) for detecting thread breakage being provided with a facility (13, 14) for determining the natural oscillations of the arms (12) and a loom, more specifically with heald frames, with at least one leno device which is reversible in its direction of rotation and with a facility for detecting breakage of the leno threads, the device for detecting thread breakage being arranged in the front shed (V), more specifically between the leno device (10) and the heald frames (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20040154680
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a device for regulating the tension of a thread unwound from a bobbin of a bobbin-holder for a leno selvedge apparatus, said device comprising a brake drum for receiving the bobbin-holder, said brake drum having a brake means and the device being provided with a guide arm for the thread of the bobbin, the brake means (4) comprising a pivotable brake lever (10) having a brake shoe (4) resting against the brake drum (1), with the brake lever (10) having a guide arm (20) provided with an eye (21) for passage of the thread (6) unwound from the bobbin (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Kloecker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Publication number: 20030024588
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a device for detecting breakage of leno threads in leno selvedge devices on looms, the leno selvedge forming device being provided with at least two arms for guiding at least two leno threads, the leno threads being twistable together by virtue of the rotation of the arms, the device (12, 13, 14, 14a) for detecting thread breakage being provided with a facility (13, 14) for determining the natural oscillations of the arms (12) and a loom, more specifically with heald frames, with at least one leno device which is reversible in its direction of rotation and with a facility for detecting breakage of the leno threads, the device for detecting thread breakage being arranged in the front shed (V), more specifically between the leno device (10) and the heald frames (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 6286560
    Abstract: A device for producing a leno selvedge for a loom receives a weft thread and comprises: heald frames which form a shed. The device comprises an electric motor with a rotor having two guide elements for doup ends, and a control system. The electric motor is driven by the control system. In one embodiment, the control system of the electric motor is given a pilot pulse generated from the opening or closing of the shed at the very moment when the loom is starting to open or to close the shed. In another embodiment, the control system of the electric motor is given a pilot pulse, generated by the insertion of or completion of the insertion of, the weft thread, at the very moment when the insertion of the weft thread is starting or when the weft insertion has been accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 6246147
    Abstract: Device for forming a leno selvedge with an electric motor comprising a rotor (1; 200) and a stator casing (10) accommodating the rotor, whereas the rotor is provided with at least two guiding apertures (3; 216, 216b) for the doup ends and whereas the rotor (1, 200) is provided with several magnetic poles oriented in axial direction, the rotor (1; 200) being provided with two spaced magnetic rings (210, 220) arranged in radial direction, the magnetic rings (210, 220) being provided with several magnet segments (2; 211, 212; 221, 222) each, the magnet segments (2; 211, 212) of the one magnetic ring (2; 210) being locally offset relative to those of the other magnetic ring (2; 210, 220), whereas the rotor (1; 100) is received on both sides in axial direction by the stator casing (10; 225), whereas the stator casing (10; 225) is provided with iron cores (11; 230, 240) with appropriate windings (12; 250), the ends of which being oriented toward the magnetic poles of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs-BmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 6244304
    Abstract: In a leno selvedge device, an apparatus for adjusting thread tension of the doup ends and of the stationary threads that are guided through the leno selvedge forming device includes a holding structure accommodated directly in front of the leno selvedge device which keeps the stationary thread and/or the doup end under resilient tension. The holding structure includes at least one eyelet, through which thread is threaded. The eyelet is kept under tension by a spring and disposes the thread in a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 6179012
    Abstract: The mechanical loom includes a drive unit for a shaft of a device from a leno selvedge and is synchronized with the frames of a mechanical loom. The drive unit comprises a first electromotor and a second electromotor. The drive shaft (111) is actrated by the first electromotor (110) (driving motor) and is electrically coupled with the second electromotor (120) driven by the driven shaft (121) of the mechanical loom, by at least two phases of alternating current waveforms carried by two or three electric transmission wires coupling the first and second electromotors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Klocker Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Nowack, Christoph Schwemmlein, Werner Wanning
  • Patent number: 6116291
    Abstract: Half heald of a leno selvedge with lifting healds, whereas the half heald has two arms that may be joined together on their upper end so as to form a head and that are provided on their lower end with a foot, whereas the foot is magnetically co-operating with the at least one magnet of the lifting heald, and whereas the foot (70, 80) of the half heald (50) is given a shape that allows the magnetic force exerted onto the foot of the half heald in the stroke direction (arrow 100) of the lifting healds (2, 3) to be smaller than in the reverse direction, whereas the foot (70, 80) is provided with an upper end being designed as a border (71, 81) so that the half heald (59) is alternately magnetically brakable by the lifting healds (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Klocker-Etwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein, Klaus Nowack