Warp Frames Patents (Class 139/34)
  • Patent number: 10788064
    Abstract: Warping or peeling is suppressed in a composite structure of structures made of different constituent materials. Provided is a composite structure 10 obtained by joining a first structure 1 and a second structure 2 made of a different material from a material of the first structure 1, wherein a part of the second structure 2 is incorporated in a cavity 1d of the first structure 1, and a part of the first structure 1 is incorporated in a cavity (2d) of the second structure 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kunitomo, Nobuya Sekiyama
  • Patent number: 9758906
    Abstract: A bead weaving loom includes a weave frame with a front wall connected to a rear wall by a plurality of frame legs, and a tray having a plurality of bead receiving cavities for receiving a plurality of beads, wherein the tray may be removably situated on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: M & G Partners, LLP
    Inventors: Mark Miller, Goldi Miller, Myra Mouloudji
  • Patent number: 9695527
    Abstract: A universal hand loom kit includes a peg board with an array of holes. Long pegs are provided each configured at one end to be releasably inserted into one of the holes in the peg board and having an exposed length when mounted on the peg board within the range of 2?-4? or approximately 50 mm-102 mm. Short pegs are provided each configured at the one end to be releasably inserted into one of the holes in the peg board and having an exposed length when mounted on the peg board less than the length of the long pegs. A shuttle stick, a long needle weaver, a short tapestry needle and a comb are included. The kit can be used to create two dimensional woven tapestry-type products and three dimensional embellishments such as flowers, pompoms, tassels and fringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Orchard Yarn and Thread Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Carolyn G. Clement
  • Patent number: 8561650
    Abstract: Weaving apparatus for use in weaving threads into a woven structure includes a base including a retaining structure, a support portion removably engaging with the retaining structure, and a first insert engaging with the support portion. The first insert includes an upper portion defining a receptacle, and a second insert includes a base having an upper portion and a wall projecting from a lower surface of the upper portion. The second insert is positionable in engagement with the first insert by positioning the wall of the second insert at least partly into the receptacle of the first insert. A weaving platform is operatively positioned between the first and second inserts and around at least part of the wall of the second insert. The weaving platform includes slits around its circumference adapted to secure threads during use of the apparatus for weaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Horizon Group USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Roshan Wijerama, Azhelle Ashley Wade, Mary Josephine Feliciano, Emmanuel Riego Valdez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8316894
    Abstract: An adjustable knitting and weaving hand loom includes differently shaped elongate sections. Tabs and channels connect the sections to form a closed frame by connecting adjoining sections in end-to-end abutment. The tabs and mating channels form sliding joints between adjoining sections. Each of the sections is provided with a series of substantially uniformly spaced holes or bores. End-most holes through the tabs and the channels are aligned when the axial tabs are fully slidably mated within associated axial channels. Pegs are dimensioned to be received both within aligned end-most holes at each slip joint and intermediate holes. The pegs are inserted into aligned end-most bores or holes function both to secure yarn during knitting and to lock the axial tabs from inadvertently separating from mating axial channels by movements along the direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Rene Schaub
  • Patent number: 8132596
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using a bead weaving device for assisting manufacturing by jewelry makers and facilitating the positioning, stringing, cross-weaving, peyote chain maille, and accurate sizing for but not limited to necklaces, bracelets, and other hand woven beaded products. The bead weaving device includes the following components: an inclined sizing plate optionally including an imperial-measure graduated scale and/or a metric-measure graduated scale, a brass toggle half securer, a stabilizer, a support base and removably couplable peyote block attachment and a support arm. The support base of the device is adapted for use on the lap of a user or on the surface of a substrate such as a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Weidler, Renda K. Weidler
  • Patent number: 8066035
    Abstract: A bead stringing apparatus that enables the user to quickly restring pre-strung beads, of the type that are on temporary strings, commonly available in bead stores. The connectors on the apparatus pull both ends of the temporary string in a taut position over an open work space. This aligns the pre-strung beads automatically along the temporary string allowing them to be restrung easily by a permanent string or wire. The user can quickly resting rows of the pre-strung beads by putting their wire through the aligned holes and when the wire exits a row of the pre-strung beads the user can add in other loose beads on their wire to go in and between the pre-strung beads. This allows the user to create infinite designs and patterns of beadwork. The open work space around the pre-strung beads provides flexibility and ample room for the newly incorporated loose beads to hang down onto the permanent wire out of the way of the beading process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Denise Marie Stevens
  • Patent number: 7748413
    Abstract: A collapsible loom, comprising a folding loom, a removable weaving assembly, including a warp beam (26) with its warps, harness shafts (38), a reed (52), and a cloth beam (19) with its cloth, wherein the removable weaving assembly, which is detachable and transferable to another loom, further includes bars (30) confined in a bar cassette (31), transfer bars (37), tying members (32) for treadles (15), and a number of harness shafts (38) actuated by the treadles (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Kojima
  • Patent number: 7677273
    Abstract: The beading loom with a removable warp thread cartridge has warp threads mounted in a cartridge that is removably received in a frame of the loom, allowing the user to bead the threads in a conventional manner, but without having to wrap the threads on the loom manually. Once finished with one beading product, the user may then remove the cartridge from the loom and replace the beaded project with a fresh cartridge of warp threads. The frame has an elongated base having an adjustable length along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kristine K. Skaflestad
  • Patent number: 7658210
    Abstract: A loom and method of weaving, the loom having a frame and a member rotatably mounted on the frame. The rotatable member including a chin bar and a heddle. The loom is mountable on an operator's shoulders so that the operator may apply a force to the chin bar of the rotatable member, moving the heddle. Also a tandem loom having a frame supporting two rotatable members, for manipulating the two heddles by multiple operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Kristen Nyce
  • Publication number: 20090293982
    Abstract: The beading loom with a removable warp thread cartridge has warp threads mounted in a cartridge that is removably received in a frame of the loom, allowing the user to bead the threads in a conventional manner, but without having to wrap the threads on the loom manually. Once finished with one beading product, the user may then remove the cartridge from the loom and replace the beaded project with a fresh cartridge of warp threads. The frame has an elongated base having an adjustable length along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Kristine K. Skaflestad
  • Patent number: 6719013
    Abstract: A bead-weaving system including a multiplicity of beads for spacing apart a multiplicity of warp threads, wherein the beads are pierced by a hole in their diameter and threaded on a weft thread by a needle and positioned between each warp thread, the needle having a body including an end portion having an eye for passage of a weft thread and another end portion including a bead holder extending along the another end portion to hold the beads in selected positions along the another end portion and a point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Heller S.A.
    Inventor: Mathias D'Estais
  • Patent number: 6192944
    Abstract: A method of forming a textile having an undulating wire member therein. The method includes forming a wire which exhibits shape memory behavior into an undulating wire member, training the wire to remember its shape, causing the undulating wire member to straighten by undergoing a shape-memory transformation, securing the straightened wire member in a conventional textile and then causing the straightened wire to undergo a shape memory transformation back to the remembered undulating shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Prodesco, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 6149437
    Abstract: A method for making toys and toy figures from pliant rods such as pipe cleaners comprises providing an elongated member having a plurality of openings passing therethrough, the openings being arranged substantially linearly across the length of the member and configured to receive pliant rods. When one pliant rod (e.g., pipe cleaner) is thread through each one of the plurality of openings, a warp weave is defined. Pliant rods are weaved through the warp weave to create a woof weave and ultimately, a weaved piece. Once the weaved piece is formed, it can be removed from the device and then bent, twisted, and otherwise flexed to create a multiplicity of different toys drawing on the user's creativity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Inventor: Kathrine Kawamura Corliss
  • Patent number: 5909750
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a woven fabric having a limited length comprising the following steps: laying a layer of warp threads on a warp frame having a size which is determinative of the limited length of the fabric and holding said warp threads, on said warp frame, moving said warp frame to a weft insertion mechanism having a shed forming device, laying weft threads into said warp threads while operating said shed forming device, transporting said warp frame having a completed fabric thereon to a fabric removal station removing said completed fabric from said warp frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Inventor: Falk-Hayo Sanders
  • Patent number: 5413150
    Abstract: A frame (20) having a number of yarn holding clips (30) attached on an outside edge for looping yarn in a first direction around adjacent parallel clips to form a warp. A second number of opposed clips likewise mounted on the frame, permit a second looping yarn to be layered on top in a woof-like manner. The frame (20) has parallel sides and is preferably square or rectangular in shape. The clips (30) have legs (32), (34) and (36) that mate with the frame and an upstanding leg (38) provides the attachment point for the yarn. The clips are attached by nails (42) in the preferred embodiment or by spring tension in a third embodiment. A second embodiment provides a narrower upstanding leg (38) to pre-space the leg when the clips are touching each other. In a fourth embodiment, a frame having a multiplicity of rectangular frame cavities (50) is used. Into these cavities is inserted a yarn holding clip (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1995
    Inventor: Irving Townsend
  • Patent number: 5343600
    Abstract: A worn look carpet weave for an oriental rug consists of a plurality of warp threads that run vertical on two levels, one directly behind the other. A plurality of ground weft threads run horizontal between the two levels of the warp threads, so as to be utilized as a strong foundation for the oriental rug. A plurality of decorative weft-wrapping brocading threads run horizontal, with each looping successively about a group of two of the warp threads on the two levels making a continuous chain structure. The decorative weft-wrapping brocading threads alternates with the ground weft threads, so as to form a very fine tightly made oriental rug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Inventor: Alexander Peykar
  • Patent number: 5284186
    Abstract: A mat is produced from a single length of rope or other flexible member using a holder assembly which releasably clamps an end of each of a plurality of hollow tubular members. Warp lengths are formed over the clamped tubular members by alternately weaving the lead end of the flexible member over and under adjacent tubes, thereby forming respective groups of aligned loops thereon, until a desired width is obtained. The ends of the tubular members are unclamped from the holder assembly and weft lengths are formed by pushing or drawing the flexible member through the tubular members. A tube is removed from its position within a corresponding group of aligned loops when the pushed lead end emerges therefrom. The ends of the flexible member are wedged alongside a respective weft length to prevent unravelling of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Intermart USA Corporation
    Inventor: Sholem Bontshek
  • Patent number: 5270094
    Abstract: A three-dimensional fabric has three axes defined along its length, width and thickness directions, and an imaginary plane that bisects the fabric along its thickness or transverse direction. The fabric comprises a plurality of warp layers that are symmetrically arranged with respect to the imaginary plane. A plurality of first and second bias-yarn layers are symmetrically arranged with respect to the imaginary plane. A vertical yarn runs through the fabric in the transverse direction, to couple all the yarn layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1993
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho, Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Meiji Anahara, Yoshiharu Yasui, Masataka Sudoh, Mikiya Nishitani
  • Patent number: 5231742
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for twining or weaving. The apparatus includes a plurality of elongated loom fingers and a loom. Each of the loom fingers is elongated, has first and second symmetrical tapered ends, and has an elongated groove running the entire length thereof. The loom includes: a first support that includes at least one plate-like member having a plurality of through holes therein which loosely support the loom fingers in a substantially parallel manner; a second support that has a finger engagement surface which, in the assembled form, is adopted to engage one of the ends of each loom finger being used; and structure for detachably supporting the plate-like member altitudinally with respect to the second support. In operation, to disengage the loom fingers, the plate-like member is moved relative to the second support and, then, the plate-like member is moved toward the end of the loom fingers which had previously been in contact with the finger engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Inventor: Kathleen E. Macbain
  • Patent number: 5005273
    Abstract: A rag rug comprising a frame having a pair of laterally spaced longitudinal side members, and a pair of laterally spaced transverse end members that are connected to the respective opposite ends of the longitudinal side members. Two pairs of fold-up legs fastened on the botoms of the transverse end members. A first transverse platen is positioned adjacent one of the transverse end members and a bolt member passes through aligned bores in the respective transverse end member and the bolt member platen and has a cam lock nut with lever. A second transverse platen is positioned adjacent the other transverse end member and it has a pair of bolt members passing through aligned bores in the respective transverse end member and platen and each bolt member has a cam lock nut with lever on its end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventor: Jackie F. Packham
  • Patent number: 4832085
    Abstract: A handweaving system with detachable, variable-sized, flush rod sides, comprised of individual rods connectable together with threaded studs to achieve varying lengths and widths. The rod sides attach to same-plane corner supports in a manner that simultaneously provides working space for the hands and weaving fiber around the rod sides and forms an unobstructed inside angle where the rod sides meet. When used with a technique of weaving known as SunWeaving, the smooth rod surface of this handweaving frame produces a versatile, functional looped edge that borders the entire woven article. In addition to variable dimensions, the handweaving system adapts to a variety of weaving fiber sizes, gauges, handweaving techniques, and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Inventor: Marianna J. Northrup
  • Patent number: 4741366
    Abstract: A hand-weaving device which contains a body having a large number of small holes arranged regularly, for weaving pins are inserted into the holes to stand upright, a longitudinal thread is turned around to the pins for warping, and a tranverse thread is woven between the warpings by use of a needle, a shuttle board and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1988
    Assignee: Yokota Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuniharu Yamotogi
  • Patent number: 4316310
    Abstract: A rag rug loom comprising a frame having a pair of laterally spaced longitudinal side members, and a pair of laterally spaced transverse end members that are connected to the respective opposite ends of the longitudinal side members. A first transverse platen is positioned adjacent one of the transverse end members and a bolt member passes through aligned bores in the respective transverse end member and platen and has a wing nut threaded on its end. A second transverse platen is positioned adjacent the other transverse end member and it has a pair of bolt members passing through aligned bores in the respective transverse end member and platen and each have a wing nut threaded on its end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1982
    Inventor: Jackie F. Packham
  • Patent number: 4192046
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for weaving by means of small bores, consisting of a lower block and an upper block, one surface of a block is provided with centering ribs forming channels. The bars are accommodated in the channels and maintained by pressing the upper block towards the lower block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1980
    Inventors: Henriette M. J. van den Bosch-Meevis, Martinus H. J. Meevis
  • Patent number: 4162562
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a loom for high warp tapestry which is made of a frame mounted on a base and wherein the frame is adapted to receive a weft in downwardly displaceable fashion along its length. The frame is made of two substantially parallel upright vertical members, an upper guide bar and a lower guide bar. Both guide bars should enable the warp to slide over and above them respectively. Both ends of the warp are mounted at the rear of the frame in transverse members which can be adjusted by drawing them closer together thereby producing predetermined and uniform tension in the warp. This loom is especially adapted to control the tension of the warp especially in the case where the thickness of the high warp tapestry is not uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventor: Andree Beauregard
  • Patent number: 4131138
    Abstract: Hand weaving looms of simple and inexpensive construction adapted to produce a wide variety of woven products and which are simple to use, even by children. These hand weaving looms comprise a base including a central post, a work platen at the top of the post, pins projecting upward from the work platen, laterally spaced apart along the edge of the latter, and having each a head adapted to hold a warp yarn, a warp yarn holder including a plurality of yarn holding pegs, rods suspending said warp yarn holder from said work platen, and releasable connections collapsably connecting said work platen and warp yarn holder to said post and to said rods. In one embodiment, the work platen and the warp yarn holder are circular while in another embodiment, the same are rectilinear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1978
    Inventor: Guy Boisvert
  • Patent number: 4077436
    Abstract: An apparatus for weaving having two normally stiff flat springy pieces forming the base which, by varying their relationship to each other, can exert varying degrees of tension on the supported warp threads which extend, in a continuous fashion, completely around both faces of the base, the warp being applied with the base in a flat position so that the base assumes a bowed configuration when the relationship of the two pieces forming the base are altered, with the tendency of the base to return to its normally straight position acting to keep the warp threads in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Inventor: Jules Kliot
  • Patent number: 4072173
    Abstract: A weaving board includes a flat base, a first pair of longitudinally spaced apart ridges projecting from one side of the base, and a second pair of ridges projecting from an opposite side of the base. The ridges on each side of the base are located relatively near the opposite ends of the base, and each ridge is continuous for the width of the base. Separate series of grooves are formed in opposite ends of the base. The grooves are preferably wider than the spacing between them; and preferably, the projections formed between the grooves are rounded at their remote ends. The grooves segregate separate rows of warp yarns extending lengthwise around the board and over the ridges. The ridges space the warp yarns from the opposite sides of the board to provide room for weaving consecutive rows of woof of weft yarns through the warp yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1978
    Inventors: Allan H. Markowitz, Matilda Macknin
  • Patent number: 4046171
    Abstract: A hand loom including spaced support posts defining a normal weaving plane, a pair of spaced stationary beams spanning the posts and a pair of spaced movable dowels spanning the posts for adjusting the overall length of a weaving which may be made on the hand loom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Inventor: Kathleen V. Wilson
  • Patent number: 3996969
    Abstract: An adjustable loom comprising a first adjustable rectangular frame having two spaced, parallel, elongated, rigid uprights of substantially equal length. The uprights are longitudinally hollow. Two rigid, elongated, parallel extending leg members of substantially equal length are rigidly secured at the ends thereof to the lower ends, respectively, of the uprights. The leg members extend orthogonally from the uprights in the same direction. The leg members are also hollow. A first horizontal bar is rigidly secured at the opposite ends thereof to one side of the lower portions, respectively, of said uprights thereby providing a rigid framework of said uprights, leg members and bar. A second rectangular upright frame having two rigid frame elements telescoped into said uprights, respectively, has an elongated, horizontal bar rigidly secured at the opposite ends thereof to the upper ends of the frame elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignees: George W. McCullough, Henrietta Tragitt McCullough
    Inventors: George W. McCullough, Henrietta Tragitt McCullough, Timothy E. Doyle
  • Patent number: 3971417
    Abstract: A hand loom has a support formed with a multiplicity of parallel guides. A plurality of elongated parallel needles of a first group are each longitudinally slidably received in a respective guide and are each formed at one end with a hook and at the other end with an eye. A second group of similar elongated parallel needles is interleaved with the first group and these needles are also each received in a respective guide of the support. A first holder releasably grips the needles of the first group and a second holder releasably grips the needles of the second group so that each of these groups can be longitudinally slidably displaced in the holder relative to the other group. The hooks of the one group are advanced beyond the hooks of the other group and a weft filament is laid over the advanced hooks that are then retracted to draw this filament under the needles of the other group. Then the weft filament is laid back over the projecting needles of the other group and so on to form a weft on the needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1976
    Inventor: Henri Gentil
  • Patent number: D259302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Courtney Davis, Inc.
    Inventor: P. Lynn Davis