Means To Buckle Flaccid Work Patents (Class 227/25)
  • Patent number: 8205311
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for causing excess covering material at a workpiece corner to be gathered, folded and secured to a back side of the panel. A corner tucking apparatus includes a gathering plate positioned adjacent a positioning structure, and moves inwardly across the back side of the workpiece, from the corner, to gather and fold the corner flap. The gathering plate has a generally V-shaped notch which causes excess material to be gathered together as the plate moves inwardly. The gathered material upon reaching the apex of the notch is folded downwardly into contact with the back side of the workpiece. A securing structure which is carried inwardly with the gathering plate is then activated to fixedly secure the folded flap to the pad or workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Haworth, Inc.
    Inventors: Randolph Woellper, Ronald H. Brown, Bryan Gingrich
  • Patent number: 5129569
    Abstract: This invention discloses an apparatus to staple a fabric covering to the framework of a box spring. A table having low friction rollers on the top surface supports a box spring in an inverted position. The box spring resides inside a fabric covering which extends about the box spring and has an upstanding flap of fabric. A plurality of drive wheels are mounted above the table to engage the box spring and propel the box spring through the apparatus. A pair of subframes are located above the box spring to position the box spring and to guide the box spring through the apparatus. Guides attached to each subframe center the box spring in the apparatus and simultaneously fold the upstanding flap of fabric down upon the box spring. A staple gun is attached to each subframe to drive staples through the fabric covering into the box spring, thus attaching the fabric to the box spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Inventor: Norman C. Stanton
  • Patent number: 5037021
    Abstract: A sewing machine for forming stitches in a substrate, for example, in forming stitches in tissue during surgery, comprises a needle for passing thread into the substrate from one side thereof, at a first location and for withdrawing the thread from the substrate at a second location spaced from the first location. The needle is removably operable solely from one side of the substrate. A stapling machine is also disclosed operating on similar principles for similar purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: University College London
    Inventors: Timothy N. Mills, Christopher P. Swain
  • Patent number: 4809899
    Abstract: The automatic apparatus for the stapling of covering cloths to mattress springs comprises a base plane, jack-like members for comprising the mattress springs between two apposed covering cloths on said base plane, a carriage slideable laterally to respective sides of the base plane and provided with devices for folding the borders of said cloths on the end coils of the outermost springs, devices for stapling the folded borders of the covering clothes and carried by the slidable carriages and finally motorized equipments for reciprocating the slideable carriages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Resta Commerciale S.r.l.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Resta, Mario Resta, Roberto Resta
  • Patent number: 4540111
    Abstract: An article is clamped in a predetermined position on a support, which is movable along a reciprocating path by a stepping motor. This movement of the support positions selected and spaced portions of the article at a fixed location at which a fastener element is attached to an edge of the article. The movement of the stepping motor is controlled by a computer program whereby the selected and spaced portions of the article are spaced from each other as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1985
    Inventors: Volker Schmidt, Erich A. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4384519
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for imprinting tickets and pinning them onto articles. The printing-pinning machine includes seven functional assemblies driven from a single shaft in a compact arrangement. A strip feed drive handles ticket stock with minimal drag and "pull back", and includes the features of a jogger, and profiled feed pawls. A feed/inking drive system includes mechanical amplification, a ball detent safety feature, and a floating guide rod assembly. Print and sever apparatus are lowered and raised in coordination, to act in sequence on the ticket strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Assignee: Dennison Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Arthur W. Joyce
  • Patent number: 4162678
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus for the simultaneous resection of soft tissues and their suturing with metal staples comprises an anvil and a staple branches, hinge-connected and having longitudinal jaws situated one opposite the other. A longitudinal row of grooves is made on the jaw of the anvil branch for clinching the ends of staples, while slots for the staples with staple tappets placed therein are provided on the jaw of the staple branch opposite said grooves. A plank with a wedge bevel on its end intended for interaction with the staple tappets when ejecting the staples is situated in the slot of the staple branch, and is longitudinally movable therealong. Rotation shafts are set along each branch with needles set perpendicularly to them, intended for grasping the soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Assignee: Vsesojuzny Nauchno-Issledovatelsky I Ispytatelny Institut Meditsinskoi Tekhniki
    Inventors: Vladimir M. Fedotov, Boris A. Smirnov, Valery V. Revo, Sergei N. Lapchenko
  • Patent number: 4030653
    Abstract: An apparatus for splicing two rolls of tire cord fabric in axially aligned relation. A plurality of splicing rods are forced through overlapped ends of the rolls from opposing longitudinal sides of the fabric. The splicing rods are guided through the overlapped ends at successive points spaced along parallel lines angularly disposed to the parallel warp cords of the fabric and alternately pierce and pass through the pieces of fabric from the farthest spaced faces of the overlapped ends. The splicing rods are firmly snubbed together and held in position by the coaction of the warp cords and weft threads of the fabric, as the fabric is tensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1973
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1977
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Joel M. Kahaner
  • Patent number: 4023722
    Abstract: The illustrated apparatus includes a plunger and a cooperable anvil between which a tag and merchandise are positioned and through which a fastener specifically a pin is driven to attach the tag to the merchandise. While the pin is being driven through the tag and merchandise, a movable pin guiding and crimping member moves relative to the plunger, the tag and the pin. The pin is driven firstly through the tag, secondly through the merchandise, thirdly through the merchandise again, fourthly through the tag again, and fifthly through the tag again, and thereupon the movable pin guiding and pin crimping member is moved again to crimp the pin. A bottom tag in a stack is separated by feeding it toward the pinning zone in one machine cycle and the separated tag is positioned between the anvil and the plunger during the early part of the next machine cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold N. Grushon
  • Patent number: 4023255
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tag attaching method, particularly a method of pinning tags to merchandise and apparatus for carrying out the method. The illustrated apparatus includes a plunger and a cooperable anvil between which a tag and merchandise are positioned and through which a fastener specifically a pin is driven to attach the tag to the merchandise. While the pin is being driven through the tag and merchandise, a movable pin guiding and crimping member moves relative to the plunger, the tag and the pin. The pin is driven firstly through the tag, secondly through the merchandise, thirdly through the merchandise again, fourthly through the tag again, and fifthly through the tag again, and thereupon the movable pin guiding and pin crimping member is moved again to crimp the pin. A bottom tag in a stack is separated by feeding it toward the pinning zone in one machine cycle and the separated tag is positioned between the anvil and the plunger during the early part of the next machine cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Bussard, David R. Wisecup
  • Patent number: 4023254
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tag attaching method, particularly a method of pinning tags to merchandise and apparatus for carrying out the method. The illustrated apparatus includes a plunger and a cooperable anvil between which a tag and merchandise are positioned and through which a fastener specifically a pin is driven to attach the tag to the merchandise. While the pin is being driven through the tag and merchandise, a movable pin guiding and crimping member moves relative to the plunger, the tag and the pin. The pin is driven firstly through the tag, secondly through the merchandise, thirdly through the merchandise again, fourthly through the tag again, and fifthly through the tag again, and thereupon the movable pin guiding and pin crimping member is moved again to crimp the pin. A bottom tag in a stack is separated by feeding it toward the pinning zone in one machine cycle and the separated tag is positioned between the anvil and the plunger during the early part of the next machine cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1977
    Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Aiple, Harold N. Grushon, David R. Wisecup