Patents by Inventor Kenneth Gawne

Kenneth Gawne 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).

  • Patent number: 5286319
    Abstract: An improved machine for welding pleats on fabric that employs a plurality of toothed wheels to index the fabric one pleat at a time. A pusher is positioned between each of a selected pair of adjacent wheels. The pushers are sized and configured to be capable of pushing selected pleats from the wheels to a proper position between the weld stack and anvil for welding. Additionally, the welding stacks are independently pneumatically actuated so that each welding stack may apply the proper welding pressure. A series of air blowers directs a flow of air under a just-welded pleat stripping it from the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: Verosol USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Gawne, Gordon Thompson