Strand Unwinding Device Patents (Class 242/128)
  • Patent number: 10554025
    Abstract: Conductor identification may be provided. A first sleeve may be placed around a first conductor and a second sleeve around a second conductor. Next, a first tag may be placed on the first conductor and a second tag on the second conductor. Then, the first conductor and the second conductor may be pulled together through a conduit. The first conductor may slideably move through the first sleeve and the second conductor may slideably move through the second sleeve as the first conductor and the second conductor are pulled together through the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Willie Franklin Fowler, Jr., Jeremy Harris, Richard Mike Temblador, Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10554033
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for the charging and use of mobile broadband devices, keeping the devices visually accessible while avoiding infringement of useful space. A user of the system has full operation of their mobile broadband devices where under cabinet mounted. The present invention makes use of a rewind assembly for the organization and use of the charging cable for mobile broadband devices which provides for a winding of the charging cable onto an automatic rewind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy J. Girdzis
  • Patent number: 10277023
    Abstract: Cable laying devices for use with aircraft that are airborne are provided, which use a cable spool to deliver cable along a landscape. These devices incorporate a braking means that is actuated by cable tension, a means for cutting the cable which is controlled remotely and/or a motorized winding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Discovery International Geophysics Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Robertson, Connor Harrison, Ryan Olson
  • Patent number: 10233985
    Abstract: The utility model provides a hand brake system used on a non-beam pumping unit, including a drive mechanism mounted at the lower part of the pumping unit and an actuator mounted on a side of the main drive sprocket of the pumping unit, and the drive mechanism and the actuator are connected by a wire rope. In the utility model, the drive mechanism and actuator of the brake system are separately arranged, thus ensuring promptness of braking and eliminating the potential safety hazard of workers falling from a height. The braking mode of the existing brake system on a pumping unit is to achieve the braking function by locking the rotary shaft from the outer side. The braking force upon braking is relatively small and the braking reliability is relatively poor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Daqing Dannuo Petroleum Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhishen Su
  • Patent number: 10106370
    Abstract: A cable drum transportation and handling apparatus for mounting, transporting and handling large cable drums includes a supporting structure, which supporting structure may be mounted on a truck or trailer. The apparatus includes stabilizers mounted to the supporting structure, a hydraulics control system and an operator station, a gravity drive having a drive wheel tire for turning the drum to spool cable in or out, and a hydraulic drive system for the gravity drive. An adjustable mechanism ensures firm connection between the tire and a cable drum, when a drum is mounted on the apparatus. A lever arm or bolt pattern puts more or less tension on the gravity drive, for engagement, by moving the drive up and down. Opposing hydraulically-operated lift arms pivotally mounted on an upper part of the supporting structure may be pivoted outwardly and rearwardly. The lift arms laterally close to grasp the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Western Technology Services International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Reynolds, Elvis E. Dean, Charles M. Capps, Wesley R. Mangus
  • Patent number: 10087036
    Abstract: A system for dispensing weld wire comprises a container including walls and inside corners, a coil of weld wire within the container, and a de-coiling cone on the weld wire. The coil includes inner and outer circumferences, and the de-coiling cone includes an inner ring smaller than the inner circumference of the coil, an outer ring larger than the inner circumference and smaller than the outer circumference of the coil, and a plurality of legs extending radially outward from the inner ring to positions adjacent respective inside corners of the container. Each leg includes a first leg portion connecting the inner and outer rings, a second leg portion extending radially outwardly from the first leg portion, and a backwardly bent leg portion adjacent a corresponding inside corner of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: THE ESAB GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Morrison, Gerard Klaes, Rodolfo Francisco Rep, Victor Adolfo González Cortez
  • Patent number: 10087027
    Abstract: To make a tape length that can be supplied at one time long, and to make it possible to directly supply a tape from a record wound tape. A tape supplying method of this invention includes: connecting a tape end to an outer side of one record wound tape of a first record wound tape and a second record wound tape and a tape end to an inner side of another record wound tape, by matching a surface and a rear surface of the tapes; and after the connecting, supplying a tape of the first record wound tape and the second record wound tape from a tape end of the first record wound tape to an opposite side of a side that has been connected to the second record wound tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Daiki Takeda, Masashi Ohno, Satoru Shiobara, Masayoshi Yamanaka, Naoki Okada
  • Patent number: 9956641
    Abstract: A protective cover used in a guide groove-type welding gun is provided with: a cover body into which a movable gun arm is inserted, said cover body being of a flame-retardant fabric, covering at least a gun body, having an open-ended tubular shape, and being capable of following changes in shape; the first strings that can allow the mobile gun arm to project and maintain the upper end opening in a narrow-mouthed state; and the second string that can allow the fixed gun arm to project and maintain the lower end opening in a narrow-mouthed state. Thus, sputter depositions and the like that occur during welding are reliably prevented from penetrating the gun body, further improving the durability of the welding gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miwa, Yohei Teragaito
  • Patent number: 9421633
    Abstract: The invention described relates generally to a method and apparatus for improving existing bulk wire transfer methodologies and more particularly, to welding wire packages for use as an endless wire container such that the welding wire of multiple containers can be linked together to produce an uninterrupted flow of welding wire to a welding operation by employing a welding wire transfer guide, the guide having an outwardly-facing curvilinear groove, one end of said groove of said welding wire transfer guide positioned along a tangent line running between an outer diameter of the in-process coil of wire and an opposed end of said groove along a tangent line running between an inner diameter of the staged coil of welding wire. The apparatus further includes a magnetically positionable wire guide arm above at least two, preferably each bulk welding wire container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Weissbrod, Brandon Juszczyk, Dennis K. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9416488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a twisting apparatus (1) for twisting of electrical or optical lines (2) such as wires, cables, line bundles, optical fibers etc. in particular a cable twisting apparatus, comprising a base (5) and a twisting head (3) which can be rotated relative to the base (5), which is configured to grip the lines (2) to be twisted at their first ends, characterized in that the twisting apparatus (1) comprises a second twisting head (4) which can be rotated relative to the base (5), which is disposed opposite the first twisting head (3) and which is configured to grip the lines (2) to be twisted at their second ends opposite the first ends and that the second twisting head (3) can be rotated in the opposite direction to the second twisting head (4). The invention also relates to a method for twisting lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Martin Stier, Peter Schuetz
  • Patent number: 9352404
    Abstract: A monofilament metal sawing wire for a wire saw, which consists of a metal wire having a diameter D and comprising helical serrations which an amplitude A and wavelength B, wherein the wavelength B is less than 10,000 times the product of the amplitude and the diameter (A×D), and the amplitude A is between 0.010 and 0.400 times the diameter D, the values being expressed in millimeters. Equipment and a method for manufacturing such a wire involve causing the wire to vibrate between two guides while passing the wire between the guides. Such a wire can be used for sawing a block of hard material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SODETAL AWT
    Inventors: Gunchul Song, Serge Oms, Bernard Serre
  • Patent number: 9132987
    Abstract: An apparatus with a rotatable arm for unwinding a strand by taking it off of the side of a wound package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: Mario Castillo, Nicholas Goyette
  • Patent number: 9095988
    Abstract: A dispensing system for dispensing cutting wire to be used in a glazing panel cut out procedure has a mounting device with a docking station for docking a wire store device. The wire store device mounts on the docking station in order to dispense the wire. The mounting device can have a rotary means operable to pay out cutting wire from the system. The rotary means is controllable to adjust the applied torque required to operate the rotary means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BELRON HUNGARY KFT-ZUG BRANCH
    Inventor: William Finck
  • Patent number: 8985495
    Abstract: An welding wire entanglement prevention device disposed in an upper portion of the welding wire stacked unit for preventing the welding wire from being entangled when the welding wire stacked as continuous plural loops, is drawn out from a container, comprises a wire pressing section arranged at an upper portion of a welding wire stacked unit received in a container and in which a central cavity is formed wherein the wire pressing section comprises an upper plate-shaped flexible member made of a magnetic unit and a lower plate-shaped flexible member disposed in a lower portion of the upper plate-shaped flexible member, and the welding wire is drawn out into the cavity between the upper plate-shaped flexible member and the lower plate-shaped flexible member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyo Young Bae
  • Patent number: 8967520
    Abstract: The subject embodiments are directed to a system to allow an uninterrupted flow of a coil welding wire from one container to another container, the coil of welding wire including a coil top and a coil bottom. Each container includes at least one vertically extending side wall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil, the feeding end and the trailing end being positionable near the top opening. A wire retaining ring is disposed on the coil top in the container and another said container, the wire retaining ring includes a slot that extends radially from a center of the coil to allow the trailing end of the coil to be drawn at a location away from the center of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Matthews, III, Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20150048199
    Abstract: A creel threader for use with a creel system that holds a plurality of spools where each spool carries a filamentary material includes a guide supported by the creel, an endless loop carried by the guide, a drive assembly coupled to the endless loop and at least one gripper carried by the endless loop. The gripper receives the filamentary material from at least one of the spools, and the drive assembly moves the gripper and the received filamentary material from the spool to an output end of the creel system for further processing. Related methods of operation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Arnold G. Slezak
  • Patent number: 8936210
    Abstract: A dispenser for drum packed welding wire comprised of numerous coils includes a circular lid having an upper surface and a lower surface. The lower surface is floatingly positionable on top of the packed welding wire. A frame extends from the upper surface. The frame includes a hub and a radially extending support extending from the hub to the upper surface. The hub includes an aperture. The dispenser also includes a de-coil conduit having inlet and outlet ends for guiding welding wire therethrough. The inlet end and outlet end are generally at 90° to one another. The inlet end is disposed to receive welding wire in the drum parallel to the coils, and the inlet end is moveable relative to the circular lid as the wire is fed into the de-coil conduit. The outlet end directs the fed welding wire to the aperture in the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Tiejun Ma, Jeffrey G. Wells, Romeo N. Cossette
  • Patent number: 8931726
    Abstract: To provide a wire unwinding auxiliary device capable of, compared to a conventional device, effectively preventing an unwound wire material from getting twisted, entangled or flawed. A wire unwinding auxiliary device used for guiding an unwound wire material when unwinding the wire material which is wound in a coiled shape. The device comprises a plurality of rotation members 1a-1e on which the unwound wire material is set to run therethrough, and a non-rotation member 2 provided adjacent to at least a rotation member 1a through which the wire material passes first in the plurality of rotation members 1a-1e, thereby a running path of the wire material is stabilized between the non-rotation member 2 and the rotation member 1a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yuuki Omae
  • Patent number: 8882018
    Abstract: A retainer for controlling the payout of wire from a wire container is described. The retainer has at least three segments. Each segment is connected to the adjacent segment so as to allow a relative movement of adjacent segments with respect to each other. The entirety of the segments form a contact surface adapted for contacting the wire contained in the wire container. Further, a wire container is described having a reception space for a wire coil, a wire coil arranged in the reception space, with the wire forming an annular end face of the wire coil from which the wire is withdrawn from the wire container, and a retainer for controlling the payout of wire from a wire container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8779965
    Abstract: A stepped-frequency radar signal is transmitted through a barrier. A transmitter of the stepped-frequency radar is on a first side of the barrier, a first object is on a second side of the barrier, and a second object that is distinct from the first object is on the second side of the barrier. A signal including a reflection of the transmitted signal from the first object and a reflection of the transmitted signal from the second object is sensed. The sensed signal is analyzed to determine that a first detection is associated with the first object and a second detection is associated with a second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: L-3 Communications CyTerra Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Gary Sentelle, Donald Wright, Felix M. Fontan, Juan Antonio Torres-Rosario
  • Patent number: 8752782
    Abstract: The subject embodiments are directed to a system to allow an uninterrupted flow of a coil welding wire from one container to another container, the coil of welding wire including a coil top and a coil bottom. Each container includes at least one vertically extending side wall, a closed bottom, a top opening for removing the welding wire and a wire coil receiving cavity within the outer packaging for receiving the wire coil, the feeding end and the trailing end being positionable near the top opening. A wire retaining ring is disposed on the coil top in the container and another said container, the wire retaining ring includes a slot that extends radially from a center of the coil to allow the trailing end of the coil to be drawn at a location away from the center of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert Matthews, III
  • Patent number: 8746607
    Abstract: A cable handling system has a cable traction unit having a sequence of cable-driving pulleys, a cable path coiling partially around each one of the cable-driving pulleys in the sequence, the cable traction unit being mounted on a rear portion of the vehicle; a cable accumulator unit mounted on the vehicle, having an cable chamber fixed relative to the vehicle and having an annular cable receiving area between a cylindrical outer wall and a cylindrical inner wall, and a cable channel having a first end communicating with the cable traction unit, and a second end communicating with the annular cable receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: 9019-8813 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Omer LaForest
  • Patent number: 8668086
    Abstract: A cover for a welding wire container has a body portion provided with an elongate slot through which the welding wire can be withdrawn from the container, and at least one flap formed integrally therewith and partially defining the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Patent number: 8567708
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable device for winding thread around a bobbin from a spool of thread. The device includes a height adjustable thread holder configured to receive the spool of thread, a thread guide bar pivotable between a stored position and an operative position, and an adjustable tension feed device for applying tension to the thread during winding. The device also includes a spindle slot configured to receive one of a plurality of rotatable spindles that are interchangeable within the spindle slot so that different corresponding spindles can be used with the device. Also, a speed control knob for adjusting a speed at which the spindle rotates and thus at which thread is wound around the bobbin from the spool of thread, a fill knob for adjusting the amount of thread to be wound on the bobbin, and an automatic shut off mechanism are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Simplicity Pattern Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Rosemary Shimp, Kenneth Hatcher, David Sasur
  • Publication number: 20130161431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to machines for unwinding strands of material from wound packages. As discussed in more detail below, machines for continuously unwinding multiple strands of material from wound packages according to the present disclosure may be arranged to be relatively more compact machines, wherein open areas are more efficiently used space, leading to a smaller and more compact footprint for the machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130112794
    Abstract: An apparatus with a rotatable arm for unwinding a strand by taking it off of the side of a wound package
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Mario Castillo, Nicholas Goyette
  • Patent number: 8393467
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire container has a base element and at least one upper element which rests on the base element. The base element has a central opening for allowing the welding wire to pass through, and at least two guiding openings through which holding fingers extend. The holding fingers are part of the upper element and are made from a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20120318901
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for unreeling wire from a wire coil are disclosed including a wire stand around which the wire coil is arranged, a wire admission point to which the wire is fed from the wire coil and a bar flexibly mounted with respect to the wire stand so that the bar can be tilted with respect to the wire admission point so that loose wire drawn from the wire coil without having entered the wire admission point is prevented from becoming entangled by tilting of the bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Fahredin Rexhaj
  • Patent number: 8313054
    Abstract: A wire payoff structure includes a plurality of arm members, a first ring, a second ring, and a third ring. The first ring is coupled with each of the arm members. The second ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the first ring. The third ring is coupled with each of the arm members and is spaced radially outwardly from the second ring. A portion of each arm member passes beneath the third ring to facilitate contact with an underlying wire stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Carroscia, Dennis Hartman
  • Patent number: 8247014
    Abstract: A fondant rolling device comprises three main parts: an axle member, a roller member, and a base member. Fondant is rolled onto the roller member, and the applied to the confection by unrolling the fondant therefrom. As the fondant is unrolled from the roller member and the fondant roller becomes smaller, the axle slides from a central portion of the base toward an outer periphery of the base, so that the fondant may be applied to the confection without interference from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Christine Marie Schnee
  • Patent number: 8235211
    Abstract: A retainer for a welding wire container has a base element and at least one upper element which rests on the base element. The base element has a central opening for allowing the welding wire to pass through, and at least two guiding openings through which holding fingers extend. The holding fingers are part of the upper element and are made from a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sidergas SpA
    Inventor: Carlo Gelmetti
  • Publication number: 20120145816
    Abstract: Apparatus (10 ) configured for the unreeling of strands (34, 36) or ends having filaments are provided. The apparatus include at least one cake (12, 14) formed from at least one end having filaments and mounted for retention. The cake has a hollow central region (22, 28). At least one unreeling device (16, 18) is supported within the hollow central region of the at least one cake. The unreeling device has a head (50), at least one tube, an exit and a passage (38) there through. A take-up apparatus is positioned downstream from the unreeling device. The apparatus is characterized in that the head of the unreeling device has a truncated ogive cross-sectional shape and wherein the apparatus is configured to maintain tension on the strands or ends thereby substantially reducing breakage and substantially reducing the formation of loops, tangles or knots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: OCV INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Blanchard, Dominique Font
  • Patent number: 8047464
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for controlling the deployment of a towline connecting a mooring craft to an ejected object comprising the steps of monitoring velocity to determine when a point for optimum braking has been achieved and then engaging a brake system to retard deployment of the towline, a DC motor augments and controls the brake system. The DC motor further controls the retrieval of the object. A cutter mechanism uses a first blade to grip the towing cable to maintain tension thereon as a second blade cuts the cable. A spring biased boom in combination with spring biased fins on the ejected object rapidly deploys the object from its storage housing. A locking mechanism secures the deployment mechanism in a stable locked position upon the object reaching its fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Peckham, Thomas E. Gay, Keith Lepine, John A. Zahoruiko, John J. Devlin, Scott Colby
  • Patent number: 7887001
    Abstract: An elastomeric fiber can be easily unwound from a package by way of using an OETO unwinding device which comprises a fiber package, a standby package and a static guide such that the distance from the inlet orifice of the static guide to the center of the static guide-facing side of the fiber package is in the range of 25 to 38 cm, and the distance (R) between the centers of the static guide-facing sides of the fiber package and standby package is in the range of 25 to 50 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Hyosung Corporation
    Inventors: Keon Yong Yoon, Yeon Soo Kang, Seung Won Seo
  • Patent number: 7520463
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for controlling the deployment of a towline connecting a mooring craft to an ejected object comprising the steps of monitoring velocity to determine when a point for optimum braking has been achieved and then engaging a brake system to retard deployment of the towline, a DC motor augments and controls the brake system. The DC motor further controls the retrieval of the object. A cutter mechanism uses a first blade to grip the towing cable to maintain tension thereon as a second blade cuts the cable. A spring biased boom in combination with spring biased fins on the ejected object rapidly deploys the object from its storage housing. A locking mechanism secures the deployment mechanism in a stable locked position upon the object reaching its fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Lepine, Scott Colby, John A. Zahoruiko
  • Publication number: 20090095834
    Abstract: A spool or reel for retaining continuously wound material may include a central barrel and spaced apart flange members extending from the central barrel. The flange members may incorporate a retaining member comprising the curved channel terminating at the first and second holes fashioned in an inner face of the flange members. The flange members may also incorporate one or more holes or apertures for use with associated sensors where the holes or apertures include a rim to circumference for easy detection by the associated sensors. The flange members may further comprise label platforms that securely receive labels that are to be affixed to the spool or reel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Publication number: 20090014572
    Abstract: A wire guiding device includes a base and a guide portion for streamlining the flow of coiled wire from a storage container. Side walls may be included to bridge the distance between the device and the storage container to prevent wire from rising upward around the outside of the wire guiding device. As the amount of wire in the bin decreases, the wire guiding device will float downward maintaining constant downward pressure on the coil of wire. Wire in the storage container will therefore be drawn out in a smooth manner limiting or substantially preventing tangles. Protrusions may also be formed around the peripheral edge of the wire guiding device for preventing the wire from rising up and over the wire guiding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paul A. WEISSBROD, Herbert H. MATTHEWS, III, Raymond BENDER
  • Publication number: 20080272220
    Abstract: Historically, when yarn is bought in the form of skeins, the skein would be unraveled and rewound, either mechanically or by hand, into a ball to prevent tangling. The Yarn Wheel alleviates this need by standing the skein on end such that the yarn may be pulled directly from the middle of the skein as the skein is designed to be used. The Yarn Wheel also eases yarn management when doing multi-color work by simply allowing the user to turn the deck and/or reposition skeins as needed. The Yarn Wheel keeps the several different colors of yarn off of the floor, and the height adjustment keeps the yarn always within easy reach whether the user prefers to work low to the floor, on the sofa or at a work table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Patterson, Margaret H. Patterson
  • Patent number: 7441721
    Abstract: Disclosed is a welding wire tangling-prevention device for preventing tangling of a welding wire received in a large-capacity pail pack in the form of a vertically-extending tube-shaped wound body including eccentrically-stacked continuous spiral loops, when the welding wire is drawn out from the pail pack. The device includes a ring member laid on the top surface of the tube-shaped wound body, the ring member including an outer ring having an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the pail pack, and an inner ring having an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the outer ring, a plurality of comb teeth extending from an inner circumferential surface of the outer ring toward the inner ring, and a plurality of comb teeth extending from an outer circumferential surface of the inner ring toward the outer ring, whereby the welding wire is drawn out between the outer and inner rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Hyundai Welding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Young Bae, Yo-Seong Lee, Sae-Youl Ryu, Sang-Ho Choi, Myung-Sang Yun, Yong-Chul Seo, Jung-Ho Jung, Seok-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 7429016
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for controlling the deployment of a towline connecting a mooring craft to an ejected object comprising the steps of monitoring velocity to determine when a point for optimum braking has been achieved and then engaging a brake system to retard deployment of the towline, a DC motor augments and controls the brake system. The DC motor further controls the retrieval of the object. A cutter mechanism uses a first blade to grip the towing cable to maintain tension thereon as a second blade cuts the cable. A spring biased boom in combination with spring biased fins on the ejected object rapidly deploys the object from its storage housing. A locking mechanism secures the deployment mechanism in a stable locked position upon the object reaching its fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Peckham, Thomas E. Gay, Keith Lepine, John A. Zahoruiko, John J. Devlin, Scott Colby
  • Patent number: 7410111
    Abstract: A payoff ring constructed from high density polyethylene includes a beveled inner circumference that guides ductile wire, such as aluminum welding wire, from a coil packaged in a box-like container. The body of the payoff ring is fashioned with holes or cavities that significantly reduce the weight of the payoff ring by up to 50% of the overall weight. The payoff ring floats freely in the box-like container and guides the wire as it is being withdrawn from the container while not distorting the wire. The outer configuration of the payoff ring is constructed to engage to the sides of the container thereby preventing the payoff from rotating during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Carroscia
  • Publication number: 20080135670
    Abstract: An elastomeric fiber can be easily unwound from a package by way of using an OETO unwinding device which comprises a fiber package, a standby package and a static guide such that the distance from the inlet orifice of the static guide to the center of the static guide-facing side of the fiber package is in the range of 25 to 38 cm, and the distance (R) between the centers of the static guide-facing sides of the fiber package and standby package is in the range of 25 to 50 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: HYOSUNG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keon Yong Yoon, Yeon Soo Kang, Seung Won Seo
  • Patent number: 7178755
    Abstract: A welding wire package comprising a cylindrical drum with a central axis, multiple layers of looped welding wire defining a wire stack to be paid out, said body having an upper ring shaped surface with an outer cylindrical surface generally covering or overhanging the wire stack and an inner cylindrical surface defining a central bore concentric with the drum axis and a flexible permanent magnet retainer ring on top of the upper ring shaped surface wherein the retainer ring allows welding wire to be paid from under the ring upwardly from the central bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc
    Inventors: Christopher Hsu, Elliot K. Stava, David J. Barton
  • Patent number: 7147176
    Abstract: A wire consumer, such as a bale binder, draws wire from a wire coil on an unreeling device. The entire unreeling device is mounted on a wheel-supported frame, and it comprises a wire loop and an acceleration balancer which is effective when the wire consumer starts to draw wire out from the unreeling device. The wire loop comprises a wheel, which is loaded by a spring, and an air cylinder, which is coupled to the wheel for damping the acceleration of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Fahredin Rexhaj
  • Patent number: 7041932
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for supplying a continuous source of wire includes a base supporting at least first and second sources of wire, a wire joining apparatus adjacent the base configured to weld a first wire from the first source with a second wire from the second source and a swing arm apparatus adjacent the first and second sources of wire. The swing arm apparatus may comprise a swing arm assembly configured to position a source cover over the second source of wire upon depletion of a feed wire in the first source of wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Byerly, Brian A. Harbison
  • Patent number: 6934459
    Abstract: The invention relates to a line for processing an optical fiber having first and second ends, the line comprising a support for receiving a reel with the fiber wounded thereon; a de-winder for unwinding the fiber without substantial rotation of the reel; and a processing station for receiving the optical fiber from said de-winder to perform a processing on a portion of the optical fiber. The invention also relates to a method for writing a grating on a fiber having first and second ends, the fiber being wounded on a first reel and being capable of being wounded on a second reel, the method comprising connecting the first end of the fiber to a circulator; connecting said circulator to a source of light and to a first measurement means; de-winding the fiber from the first reel without rotation of the reel; writing a grating on the fiber with a source of radiation; and measuring reflection spectra of the grating with said first measurement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Lxsix Photonics Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 6877688
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed to prepare strand segments of predetermined length for use in a molded concrete product at an assembly facility. The strand segments are loaded into a strand reel (10) having multiple slots. The strand reel is then transported to the mold site. At the mold site, the strand segments can be simultaneously pulled out from the strand reel for placement in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Hamilton Form Co., Inc.
    Inventors: A. Kenneth Jordan, Timothy D. Pearce, Gregory L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 6871839
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed to feed strand (30) through apertures (214) in bearing plates (60) and bulkheads (202) in a mold (62). A collar (210) can be attached to a rod (208) for limited motion relative thereto, including rotation relative the rod about its elongate axis. The end (96) of the strand (30) is received in a cylindrical receptacle (232) in the collar and the strand can then be used to push the rod, collar and strand through the apertures. A strand feeder rack (56) can be used to simultaneously feed a number of strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hamilton Form Co., Inc.
    Inventors: A. Kenneth Jordan, James L. Dietrick
  • Patent number: RE40351
    Abstract: A circular crown shaped pressure disk (1), furnished with, on its external rim, jutting stirrup shaped, flexible elements (2) whose size makes them press on the internal surface of the drum (7) within which the disk is housed. The internal rim of the disk is equipped with winglets (3) and with flexible tabs (5) directed nearly tangentially in respect to the tubular trunk (8), placed at the center of the drum (7). The flexible tabs are for stopping the rise of the bundle of coils so as to impede their knotting and to help guiding the wire, as it is pulled to the outside of the drum and unwound from the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Cipriani
  • Patent number: RE43352
    Abstract: A circular crown shaped pressure disk (1), furnished with, on its external rim, jutting stirrup shaped, flexible elements (2) whose size makes them press on the internal surface of the drum (7) within which the disk is housed. The internal rim of the disk is equipped with winglets (3) and with flexible tabs (5) directed nearly tangentially in respect to the tubular trunk (8), placed at the center of the drum (7). The flexible tabs are for stopping the rise of the bundle of coils so as to impede their knotting and to help guiding the wire, as it is pulled to the outside of the drum and unwound from the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Giancarlo Cipriani