Selvage Patents (Class 139/54)
  • 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: 20150059914
    Abstract: A shedding apparatus for waste selvage includes a pair of first swing levers and a pair of second swing levers for forming an open shed of selvage yarns. The drive force to the swing levers is transmitted by cranking through a drive shaft which is coaxial with the sun gear of a planetary gear mechanism. The crank mechanism using the cranking includes a crank, first end of which is fixedly connected to the drive shaft for rotation therewith, a drive lever for transmitting a rotational force to the swing levers, and a connecting rod connected between second end of the crank and the drive lever. A ratio between an eccentric distance of the crank and a length of the drive lever is less than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventor: Haruo SHIMAZAKI
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8839824
    Abstract: A weaving apparatus is provided herein for simultaneously weaving fine denier panels and coarse denier panels. The weaving apparatus includes a first warp beam that holds in tension a first number of small denier warp threads and a second warp beam that holds in tension a second number of large denier warp threads. The first number of small denier warp threads is greater than the second number of large denier warp threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Bhupesh Dua
  • Publication number: 20140261850
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a scrim material reinforced by a plurality of yarns includes a yarn dispenser to support and space the plurality of yarns in a yarn pattern, a nipping roll including the scrim material for mating to the yarn pattern, forming the scrim, a guide coupled to the yarn dispenser and positioned within the yarn pattern, the guide providing a first retainer for maintaining the yarn pattern, and a selvage thread assembly extending from the guide and coupling the guide to the nipping roll. The selvage thread assembly includes a spindle and a selvage thread having a first end coupled to the spindle and a second end coupled to the nipping roll, the selvage thread positioned within the yarn pattern, providing a second retainer for maintaining the yarn pattern until the yarn pattern is mated to the scrim material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NORTH SAILS GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: David P. McGill
  • 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: 8459871
    Abstract: A flexible shipping bag is comprised of at least one panel having edges. The panel is formed of weft and warp filaments and has a central region of predetermined full thickness and a selvage forming at least one of the respective edges and of a lesser thickness. The warp filaments in the central region are thicker than the warp filaments in the selvage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Amir Samadijavan, Karl Schmitt, Arpad Tauber, Maria Luca
  • Publication number: 20120305124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a leno device for use in weaving machines. The leno device comprises a first lifting shaft, a second lifting shaft and a half shaft. The shafts are connected with each other via a linkage mechanism comprising several transmission units Each transmission unit comprises a connecting bar and two guide rods. In order to prevent fingers and or the hand of the operator from being pinched between the connecting bar and one of the levers, the leno device has a separate cover part for each transmission unit. The cover part may be fastened to one of the lifting shafts or to one of the guide rods of the transmission unit, or to the connecting bar. The cover part prevents an operator from being able to reach between the connecting bar and the guide rods in warp thread direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Stefan Kailer, Bernd Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20110180175
    Abstract: A woven fabric, especially a jeans fabric, with a ground fabric (140) and a laid-in selvedge (135) is produced. In this regard, the end sections (138) of the weft threads (137) are folded over at the edge (147) of the woven fabric and are again guided back into the woven fabric. Thereby the ends (139) of the weft thread end sections (138) can be dispersed over a range a and cause optical disturbance. A field (144) with alphanumeric characters, logos or at least one color is woven into the laid-in selvedge (135). The field (144) serves for advertising purposes and makes the ends (139) of the weft thread end sections (138) completely or substantially invisible, in that the ends (139) are covered in a weave-technical manner on the top side and the bottom side of the woven fabric, or are given the same color as the warp threads (109 to 117) in the area of the field (144).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2007
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Valentin Krumm
  • Publication number: 20090025816
    Abstract: Weaving machine, method and selvedge forming apparatus for introducing into a shed an end (30A) of a weft thread (30) which has been inserted into a shed, the selvedge forming apparatus (4, 5, 6) being provided with a device (20) for introducing the end of the inserted weft thread into a subsequent shed, wherein the selvedge forming apparatus (4, 5, 6) comprises a blowing device (50) having at least one blowing opening (51) which, in use, can be positioned at the level of the plane of a selvedge (16, 17) of the woven fabric (2, 3), with the blowing device (50), in use, blowing essentially toward the beat-up line (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: PICANOL N.V.
    Inventor: Marnix Ghesquiere
  • Patent number: 7438092
    Abstract: A loom, especially an air jet loom for producing a leno cloth with integrated patterning includes a weaving reed and first and second shed forming devices. The first shed forming device includes a pivotable reed as a first guide arrangement for guiding and shedding leno warp threads, and an upright reed as a second guide arrangement for guiding and shedding ground warp threads, to form leno bindings. The second shed forming device includes a third guide arrangement for guiding and shedding patterning warp threads, to form pattern bindings. The third guide arrangement is arranged between the first shed forming device and the weaving reed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Adnan Wahhoud
  • Patent number: 7225838
    Abstract: A loom simultaneously forms a plain weave (16) and a gauze weave (15) in a textile (9) in one weaving cycle. To form the plain weave (16), the adjacent warp threads (1L,2L) that are used to form the upper shed and lower shed are alternately lifted from the lower shed position into the upper shed position and lowered from the upper shed position into the lower shed position by the same drop wire/needle shank (4). To form the gauze weave (15), only the warp threads (2D) that form the upper shed are raised by the drop wire/needle shank (4) from the lower shed position into the upper shed position and lowered from the upper shed position into the lower shed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Adnan Wahhoud, Peter Czura
  • 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: 7073537
    Abstract: In a weaving machine for the production of a leno fabric including ground, leno, and weft threads, in which ground and leno threads form warps, the drive of the guide means (8) for the ground threads and/or of the guide means (7) for the leno threads (2) is derived from the drive means of the sley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Adnan Wahhoud, Juergen Vossen
  • Patent number: 7048011
    Abstract: A flexible jacket covering for a printing press transfer cylinder having a low density selvage for attaching one edge of the jacket to a hook and loop attachment strip on the transfer cylinder. The covering is cut from fabric woven on a shuttleless loom. The fabric has a reduced density selvage formed by reducing the density of warp threads in the selvage is no more than the warp thread density in the body of the covering fabric and preferably to about half the warp thread density in the body of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Printing Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard W. DeMoore, James A. Elliott
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6467511
    Abstract: A mechanism to automatically control tension of supplemental yarns added to a weaving or knitting machine has a pivotal control arm, one end of which is influenced by the tension of the yarn being controlled, while a counteracting force is applied to another end of the arm. The movement of the arm is used to modulate and adjust a braking device acting against the yarn holding spool to keep the tension of the yarn substantially uniform over time as the diameter of the yarn wound on the storage spool changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Miliken & Company
    Inventor: John A. Sollars
  • Patent number: 6328076
    Abstract: A thread controlling assembly containing an oscillating operable lifting device with at least one carrier for a warped thread of a weaving machine, and a control element which can be actuated using an actuator in order to selectively bring the thread in contact with the carrier. The control element is supported independently of the lifting device. Additionally, the control element need only be moved by an incremental switching amplitude for guiding the thread into and out of the carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Textilma AG
    Inventor: Francisco Speich
  • Patent number: 6311737
    Abstract: A leno ground fabric is produced over the entire weaving width of a loom by using two heald frames each having a length corresponding to the weaving width. The heald frames are equipped with a multitude of lifting healds or heddles and with a multitude of half healds or heddles that move the leno warp thread and the ground warp threads for the shed formation over the entire loom width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Adnan Wahhoud, Peter Czura, Josef Hehle
  • Patent number: 6308742
    Abstract: The apparatus (1) for the preparation of at least two leno warp threads (6a, 7a) for a weaving machine (13; 17) comprises a first holder apparatus (7b) for the reception of a first leno thread bobbin (7) as well as a second holder apparatus (6b) for the reception of a second leno thread bobbin (6) as well as a rotatably journalled thread guide apparatus (3) which supplies the leno warp threads (6a, 7a) to a weaving machine (13; 17) which is placed after it in the direction of thread travel (F), with the first holder apparatus (7b) being arranged first in the direction of thread travel (F), being followed by the second holder apparatus (6b), and being then followed by the thread guide apparatus (3), and with a thread guide element (2m) for the guiding of the first leno warp thread (7a), which is to be drawn off from the first warp thread bobbin (7), being arranged substantially in the direction of thread travel (F) and extending adjacent to the second holder apparatus (6b), with the thread guide element (2m) h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Sulzer Textil AG
    Inventors: Jaques Peulen, Peter Uhricek
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20010013377
    Abstract: A leno ground fabric is produced over the entire weaving width of a loom by using two heald frames each having a length corresponding to the weaving width. The heald frames are equipped with a multitude of lifting healds or heddles and with a multitude of half healds or heddles that move the leno warp thread and the ground warp threads for the shed formation over the entire loom width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Publication date: August 16, 2001
    Inventors: Adnan Wahhoud, Peter Czura, Josef Hehle
  • 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: 6227253
    Abstract: A rotatable element (10) is configured with a helical, endless thread guide passage (14) which is used to twist at least two threads (8, 9), particularly in a weaving machine's selvage forming device (7). The threads (8, 9) are guided in the passage (14) and displaced axially and mutually crossed by rotating the rotatable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Picanol N.V.
    Inventor: Ignace Meyns
  • Patent number: 6189576
    Abstract: An apparatus moves a warp thread in a controlled manner by a punctuate compulsory guidance between three positions, namely a middle, an upper and a lower position. It comprises a pendulum which is pivotal about an axis and into which an electrical coil is integrated and stationary permanent magnets. The named positions are given by equilibrium positions of the pendulum, with forces which act on the pendulum in these positions being in each case in an equilibrium. The equilibrium positions for the upper or the lower position respectively can be produced by forces between the permanent magnets and the currently carrying coil; the equilibrium position for the middle position is given by the pendulum with a current-less coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Sulzer Rueti AG
    Inventor: Dietmar Markward
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6098669
    Abstract: Device for producing a leno selvedge, in particular for a loom, including an electromotor with a rotor, whereas the rotor has at least two spaced guide elements for the leno threads, whereas the guide elements are designed as being elastic and flexible so that they can compensate fluctuations in thread tension in direction of the electromotor's, axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs - GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Klocker, Christoph Schwemmlein, Kurt Hockemeyer
  • Patent number: 6092559
    Abstract: A device for controlling warp threads in weaving of leno fabrics on a weaving device, such as a loom, has a guide mechanism for stationary warp threads and rotating warp threads. The guide mechanism includes a system of reversibly movable needles with eyes for passage of the stationary warp threads and a reversibly movable guide member for the stationary warp threads that is driven in association with the needles. The guide mechanism also has a vertically adjustable member with a plurality of oblique slots for the rotating warp threads for effecting side-to-side movement thereof as a result of vertical movement of the rotating warp threads within the slots, and an adjustably mounted compensation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignees: BP Amoco Corporation, Vyzkummy Ustav Textilnich Stroju Liberec A.S.
    Inventors: Josef Dvorak, Jiri Mylnar, Miroslav Rydval, Petr Karel
  • Patent number: 6039086
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus serve to process a catch selvage that has been trimmed from a web being woven on a loom, so as to separate weft thread ends and leno threads from the catch selvage to produce a type-pure weft thread waste and a type-pure leno thread waste or reusable leno threads. The term "type-pure" refers to a waste material containing a single uncontaminated type or color of thread material, e.g. wool vs. synthetic or blue vs. red. After the catch selvage (1) has been trimmed from the edge (11) of the woven web (2), the leno threads (4, 4') are untwisted from each other by being rotated by an untwisting apparatus (5) in a direction opposite the binding twist applied by the leno device (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Peter D. Dornier, Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 6009917
    Abstract: A selvage-forming device (1) for a loom includes yarn guide structures (2, 3, 5) to guide at least two selvage yarns (8, 11) that are alternating raised and lowered to form a selvage shed (12). These yarn guide structures are powered through the intermediary of eccentrics driven by their own independently controlled drive (13) and an eccentric drive coupling-bracket (16) that creates a motion by which one selvage yarn (8) is additionally shifted transversely to form mutually crossing interlacings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Picanol N.V.
    Inventors: Ignace Meyns, Kurt Slosse
  • Patent number: 6009916
    Abstract: A leno selvage former is supported by a mounting for position adjustments in the three directions of a three-dimensional rectangular coordinate system and preferably also for an angular position adjustment about at least one rotational axis. For this purpose the mounting has three sections. A first section carries a second section which carries a third section. The first section is, for example adjustable in the Y-direction, while the second section is adjustable in the X-direction and the third section is adjustable in the Z-direction of the rectangular coordinate system. At least one of the three sections is preferably also angularly adjustable. At least one lock such as a screw is provided for locking-in an adjusted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 6006793
    Abstract: A rotating leno forming device includes a leno disk (3) that has leno thread guides (5) therein and that itself forms a part of the rotor (2) of an electromagnetic drive arrangement. In order to achieve a very compact bearing support arrangement, shield the moving parts against external contamination, and provide for the detection of the rotational position of the leno disk, the leno device further includes a roller or ball bearing (6) of which the outer bearing race (6A) is rigidly connected to the leno disk (3), and of which the inner bearing race (6B) is rigidly connected to a centering holder (9) that is rigidly connected to a housing (8) of the leno device. Permanent magnets (7) are arranged around the circumference of the rotor (2) and cooperate with an electromagnetic stator (11) secured in the housing (8). A position sensor system (10) includes at least one signal emitter (13) mounted on the rotor (2) and a plurality of signal receivers or sensors (14) mounted on the housing (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Valentin Krumm, Horst Haeussler, Hans-Joachim Holz
  • Patent number: 6006792
    Abstract: A rotating leno forming device includes a leno disk (3) that has leno thread guides (5) therein and that itself forms a part of the rotor (2) of an electromagnetic drive arrangement. In order to achieve a very compact structure, the components are so arranged to achieve an axially directed magnetic flux between the rotor (2) and an electromagnetic stator (10) arranged in the housing (8). A rolling contact bearing rotatably supports the leno disk (3), with a first bearing race (6A) connected to the housing (8) and a second bearing race (6B) connected to the leno disk (3). Permanent magnets (7) are arranged on an annular ring surface (3A) of the leno disk (3) extending along a radial plane, so as to face the electromagnetic stator (10) across an air gap (11) that extends on a radial plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Valentin Krumm, Horst Haeussler, Hans-Joachim Holz
  • Patent number: 5996647
    Abstract: In a method and an apparatus for producing a woven web (1) having a permanent fabric list (2) and a temporary catch selvage (3) along edges of the woven web (1), the weft thread is inserted into a main loom shed, fabric list shed, and catch selvage shed, and is then beat-up and bound-in in each shed. Both the fabric list (2) and the catch selvage (3) are formed as full rotation leno bindings, respectively by means of a first rotational leno device (12) having a first leno rotor (12A) guiding and manipulating fabric list threads (7) and a second rotational leno device (13) having a second leno rotor (13A) guiding and manipulating catch selvage threads (9). Each leno device (12, 13) may operate with or without reversal of the rotation direction. The two leno devices may be independently driven by separate rotary drives, or may be mutually driven by a common drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft GmbH
    Inventor: Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 5996646
    Abstract: A device for producing a leno selvedge, in particular for shuttleless looms comprises an electromotor with a rotor having at least two spaced guide elements for passing the leno threads. The guide elements are designed as arms with eyes at their ends for passing of the leno threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Klocker Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Matthias Klocker, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 5988228
    Abstract: A leno thread tensioner (26, 26A, 26B) is positioned upstream, as viewed in the movement direction of the leno threads (9, 10), of a leno selvage former (1) for tensioning the leno threads especially during change-over of the leno thread. Additionally, or instead, a leno thread spreader (23) and detour member is positioned downstream of the leno selvage former for preventing intertwining of the leno threads before they are bound into the leno selvage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 5921286
    Abstract: A thread guide formed as a guide eyelet especially for a leno disk has an entrance with an opening angle (.alpha.) and an exit with an opening angle (.beta.). The entrance and exit are interconnected by a guide bore or hole (6) surrounded by a curved bore ring surface or bead (9). The entrance and exit each have a recess (4, 5) surrounded by a respective rim portion (7, 8) of a rim surrounding the thread guide eyelet (2A, 2B). Each rim portion (7, 8) has an edge with a curved ring surface (R1 and/or R3) surrounding the respective entrance (10) and exit (11). The entrance and exit curved ring surfaces are spaced from the bore ring surface or bead (9) so that a thread passing through the thread guide has a small surface area contact with these curved ring surfaces to reduce friction while providing a positive guidance for the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Adnan Wahhoud, Hans-Dieter Scorl, Peter Czura, Josef Hehle
  • Patent number: 5857495
    Abstract: The device for forming a fabric edge from two doup ends and one stationary thread comprises three guides for the doup ends and the stationary thread. The doup ends are twisted by the device after every second weft thread insertion. The thread guides for the doup ends and the thread guide for the stationary thread are arranged to pivot towards each other to form a shed between the doup ends on the one hand and the stationary thread on the other hand. The thread guides take the form of two needles to guide the doup ends and one needle for the stationary thread The two needles for the doup ends are parallel and spaced apart through a rotary support in such a way that the needle for the stationary thread can penetrate between the two needles for the doup ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Heinrich Oswald Schwemmlein, Werner Bernhard Wanning, Karl-Heinz Seifer
  • Patent number: 5803133
    Abstract: A power loom selvage forming device includes at least two thread guide elements for guiding selvage threads. The thread guide elements are guided in longitudinal guides and are connected by transmission elements to a drive shaft driven by a drive motor. The axis of the drive shaft is perpendicular to the direction of motion of the thread guide elements, with the transmission element converting the rotations of the drive motor into longitudinal motions of the thread guide elements containing at least one element mounted on the drive shaft and including articulation points eccentric to the drive shaft and at a mutual angular separation. The drive motor is rotatable by a control into predetermined angular positions at predetermined times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Picanol N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Slosse, Patrick Glorie, Ignace Meyns
  • Patent number: 5524678
    Abstract: A leno selvage device for a loom has a leno rotor ring (7) which is directly driven by its own reversible electric motor, for example, through a power transmission such as a gear belt (6) running around a drive gear pulley (5). The controllable electric motor (20) is operated through a respective program for either oscillating the leno rotor back and forth, e.g. through 180.degree. or for revolving the leno rotor for a number of revolutions in one direction and then for the same number of revolutions in the opposite direction and so forth. The arrangement is such that the central rotational axis (5A) of the drive pulley (5) and the central rotational axis (7A) of the leno rotor ring (7) are positioned in different geometrical planes relative to a carrier arm (2), but in parallel to each other and to the weft insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Horst Haeussler, Hans-Joachim Holz, Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 5518039
    Abstract: A leno device for tying weft threads in the selvage of a fabric is constructed as an electric motor in which the stator is connected to a mounting bracket and the rotor forms the leno rotor disk or ring. A very compact structure results that can be mounted in the free space between the longitudinal struts and heddles of the first heald shafts in the loom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Horst Haeussler, Hans-Joachim Holz, Valentin Krumm
  • Patent number: 5454404
    Abstract: A woven structure for preventing selvedges of a woven tape with a back surface covered by a coating of synthetic resin from fraying, wherein at least the cut portion of the woven tape, which is obtained by cutting a large-width woven fabric longitudinally along its width, has an interlaced woven structure along a predetermined width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Yoshida Kogyo K.K.
    Inventor: Mitsuhisa Okawa
  • Patent number: 5419375
    Abstract: A loom with a leno-weaving device which can act completely within the loom heddle frames, with the two links of the leno-weaving device slidably supported within a slide guide. The slide guide extends from within the heddle frames, and is located above the reed, with the two links driven by a single cam drive and a pair of spring-loaded pushers. The spring-loaded pushers can extend into the heddle frames, and are connected to one end of the links, with the links thus raised and lowered within the heddle frames while being slidingly supported by the slide guide. An advantageous cam drive can also be provided which allows for switching of the mode of the operation, to switch the type of weaving being performed by axially moving a shaft upon which cams of the cam drive are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Nuovopignone - Industrie Meccaniche e Fonderia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Corain, Giulio Bortoli
  • Patent number: 5392819
    Abstract: A selvage forming and cord catching device for use in a loom includes a base adapted to be secured to the loom and has two planetary gear systems mounted on it. Each of the planetary gear systems has two planetary gears orbiting about a central axis. A cylindrical yarn guide member is secured at the center of each of the planetary gears to allow yarn to extend through the center of each of the planetary gears. The yarn is brought through a guide arm mounted on each of the planetary gears in an eccentric manner so that when the planetary gears rotate, the yarn passing out of each of the planetary gears of each of the planetary gear systems are fed to the loom in an inter-crossing and inter-winding manner to wind around each other. The yarn from one of the planetary gear systems is fed to the loom to form the selvage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Hunshin Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 5353845
    Abstract: A shuttleless loom in which that part of the reed traversed, by the false selvedge yarns and the binding yarns for the side edges of the fabric under formation is detached from the rest of the reed. The detached part is made easily removable from the loom sley, whereas the grids of the false selvedge formation device and of the binding device are mounted on two rigid frameworks. These frameworks are easily removed through a quickbreak connection from their supports, these being driven with opposing reciprocating movement within guides fixed to the loom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Nuovopignone-Industrie Mecaniche e Fonderia SpA
    Inventors: Luciano Corain, Gianni Maitan
  • Patent number: 5307845
    Abstract: A split loom with a stationary loom part and a removable loom part includes selvage-formers mounted in the removable loom part, at least one selvage-former being driven by a shaft entering the loom and also mounted on the removable loom part, the shaft being connectable by a separable clutch to a drive shaft mounted on the stationary loom part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Picanol N.V.
    Inventors: Serge Vanrobaeys, Kurt Slosse, Patrick Glorie
  • Patent number: 5123454
    Abstract: A method for the production of non-fraying edges of a double woven fabric on a double-rapier loom, using a double shed crossing device comprising per shed a needle carrier, an oblique slot plate and a positioning device, characterized in that, in case of alternate weft insertion in the upper and the lower shed, a first shed positioning with crossing threads being guided between the stationary needles remains simultaneously for the upper shed and the lower shed over two successive and alternate wefts, with the preparation of the changeover of the crossing thread and the stationary thread for the next shed positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: N.V. Michel Van de Wiele
    Inventor: Johnny Debaes
  • Patent number: 5048573
    Abstract: A device for forming a leno edge has two reciprocally operated weaving shafts. There is a thread guiding element mounted on one weaving shaft. A needle holder has two parallel substantially U-shaped plastic frame rails arranged on the other weaving shaft, and each needle holder supports a thread guiding element. Each of the frame rails has a replaceable magnetic metal rail insert on its side facing the thread guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Heinrich J. Klocker, Werner Wanning
  • Patent number: 4967802
    Abstract: A device for forming a leno weave selvage, having heald frames which reciprocate wherein at least two lifting healds which are disposed adjacent to each other include a half heald which is alternatively guided by the reciprocating lifting healds. In one embodiment magnets are disposed on the lifting healds and in magnetic contact with the half heald for alternatively moving the half heald. In another embodiment elastic elements connect the half heald to the lifting healds for moving the lifting healds. The elastic elements could also be connected to the heald frames for moving the half healds. The elastic elements may comprise rubber bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Klocker-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz J. Klocker