Including Particular Material To Spool Connection Patents (Class 242/476.1)
  • Patent number: 10550988
    Abstract: A CIPP liner reel system for managing the utilization and deployment of CIPP liners. The CIPP liner reel system generally includes a frame connected to a reel and drive unit. The drive unit is connected to the reel to control the rotation of its core. This core contains an opening that provides access to a connector unit within the core. This connector unit can be used to connect the reel to the end of a CIPP liner using a strap. Rotation of the core causes CIPP liner to wind on to or unwind from the reel. The reel may also contain a left guide member and a right guide member to assist in controlling the process of winding and unwinding the CIPP liner. The frame may also include a tractor connector that enables the CIPP liner reel system to be coupled to and transported by a tractor without affecting its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Subsurface, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary H. Strom, Brandon G. Strom
  • Patent number: 9051152
    Abstract: A device for winding up a thread is described. The device has at least one spool spindle that can be driven and includes a spool housing with a thread catching device associated with the spool housing. The spool spindle is associated with a changing device for guiding the thread back and forth and an auxiliary device for guiding the thread when catching and laying down the thread. The auxiliary device includes at least one moveable metal guide having a guide edge or a guide groove for guiding the thread, such that the moveable guide can be guided between a transfer position in the area of the changing device and a parking position to the side next to the changing device. A stationary pin thread guide may be associated with the moveable guide in the parking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Claus Matthies, Jan Westphal, Jörn Zühlke, Friedrich Lennemann
  • Publication number: 20120056030
    Abstract: A cord winder assembly for winding electrical extension cords has a tapered drum attached to a generally horizontal shaft. A hand crank is attached to one end of the shaft, and the tapered drum is attached to the other end of the shaft. A stand with a base and two upright members is provided to rotatably support the shaft at spaced locations between the hand crank and the tapered drum. The tapered drum has first and second ends and an outer surface with a diameter that gradually decreases from the first end toward the second end. The tapered outer surface of the drum allows a cord wound thereon to be removed easily and nested into a compact coil shape for storage. A keyhole-shaped opening is provided in the outer surface of the tapered drum adjacent to the first end for receiving and holding a plug end of the electrical cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
  • Publication number: 20110233319
    Abstract: A machine for winding a wire from a rolling mill into a coil contains spindle with a seat for threading the head end of the wire with related binding devices. The threading seat and the binding devices are linked to an independent cover module that is coupled moveably to the spindle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Gianfranco Mantovan, Remo Tiziani
  • Publication number: 20110226886
    Abstract: In the case where a lengthy rubber material (R) is wound on a winding roll (30) mounted on a moving cart (20), the invention prevents excessive bonding of the rubber material between respective layers and is capable of pulling out and supplying the rubber material as wound without a problem, and the lengthy rubber material (R) continuously extruded in a lengthy manner from a rubber extruder to be fed to a winding position is wound to be made spiral with alternately reverse inclination every layer while being caused by a traverse guide to traverse to the winding roll (30) mounted on the cart (20) in accordance with rotation of the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tatara, Tomoyuki Takatsuka, Hirokatsu Mizukusa, Osamu Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20110220756
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for winding hoses such as those used in the firefighting industry. The apparatus includes a control mechanism adapted for engagement by an operator to move the apparatus along a support surface while concurrently controlling the winding of the hose. The apparatus has an operating configuration and a storage configuration. In the operating configuration the control mechanism is at a first height convenient for the operator to move the apparatus backward and forward in multiple directions while concurrently to control rotation of a hose winder assembly. In the storage configuration the height of the control mechanism is changeable to a second height which allows storage of the apparatus in a substantially smaller space as compared to the operating configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: James L. Mosher, Herbert H. Loeffler
  • Patent number: 7975953
    Abstract: A device for collection and storage of waste monofilament line or similar materials. The device has a rotating spool mechanism in the form of an inner spool with an outer surface to which line adheres rotated by a rotation operator coupled to the spool. An outer cylinder encloses the spool mechanism. Monofilament line is passed through a window in the outer cylinder and adheres to the outer surface of the spool. The rotation operator is rotated, drawing the line into the device for storage and later disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Ian A White
  • Publication number: 20100313919
    Abstract: Transportable apparatus for winding and hygienizing fluid pipes for food use, includes a support frame supporting a rotating drum, the rotating drum being constrained to a horizontal rotational shaft, supported by the frame. The rotational shaft is engaged to motion transmission means engaged with a ratio-motor integral with the frame of the apparatus. The rotating drum is subdivided into concentric frusto-conical and also intercommunicating sections, at least one of said frusto-conical sections being provided with a device for the engagement of at least one end of the corresponding pipe to be wound. A dispenser is joined to the apparatus for the distribution of a hygienizing solution inside the pipe. The control device of the movement of the rotating drum, includes a logical unit, which controls the speed, the rotational direction of the drum and the rotational periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: ART ACCIAI srl
    Inventor: Ruggero Todesco
  • Patent number: 7832675
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatic threading and winding of optical fiber onto various components in a fiber draw system, as well as methods and apparatus for conducting online tensile screening of optical fiber at high speeds. In a preferred embodiment, the fiber is tensile tested during fiber draw and wound directly onto a shipping spool to be shipped to a customer. The tensile stress can be imparted to the fiber during the draw process by feeding the fiber through a screener capstan, which works in conjunction with another capstan to impart the desired tensile stress to the fiber during the draw process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirk P. Bumgarner, Kenneth W. Roberts, David A. Tucker
  • Patent number: 7604196
    Abstract: Coiling device (“R”) and relative method for a windable long, metal product (10). The device (“R”) comprises a mandrel (12) having a substantially circular transverse section and rotating around a horizontal, vertical or inclined axis, a containing element (13) to contain the metal product (10) arranged in correspondence with the mandrel (12) and substantially orthogonal to the axis, and at least a guide and containing device (15, 16) able to be driven between a first working position wherein it cooperates with the mandrel (12), and a second inactive position wherein it is arranged distant from the mandrel (12). The containing element (13) comprises an annular channel (14) made in proximity with an outer surface of the mandrel (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bordignon, Ivan Paiaro, Andrea De Luca, Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 7044417
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring material winding between spools. The apparatus includes spindels for positioning first and second spools in a co-planar arrangement with parallel axes of rotation. With the material initially secured to the base of a first spool with tape, a winding mechanism is energized to turn the spools. When the first spool is filled, a first sheave directs the incoming material to the second spool which is rotated at the rate of material supply. A tape applicator is then directed to apply a section of tape over the material, pressing it against the base of the second spool. A small wire is included on the base of the tape being applied. The applicator force on the wire against the material is designed to be sufficient to sever the material, separating the material on the first spool from the material being wound on the second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Berkeley Process Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Angold, Jon Burns, Brian Lynch, Nathan Harding, Chris Van Wert, Yu-Han Chen
  • Patent number: 6938849
    Abstract: Device and process for the automatic elimination of the defective start and end portions from packages of yarn fed to the units of an automatic winder using the same members thereof for reattaching the ends eliminating said portion from them, by suction with the suction nozzles for capturing and moving the ends, for a predetermined length and then joining its ends according to the normal reattachment of the yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Badiali
  • Patent number: 6921044
    Abstract: A wire spool for remaining wire recognition for wire (1) with a leading wire end (4) and a trailing wire end (2), which is wound on the spool body (30, 40) in N windings, whereby the spool body (30, 40) has side walls (40) on both sides and a spool drum (30), with a magnet (10) that is fastened in the spool body (30, 40), whereby the installation position of the magnet (10) in the spool body (30, 40) is such that the magnetic field lines (11, 12) are arranged along the magnet (10) essentially parallel to the winding direction of the wire (1) on the spool drum (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Jochen Gräber, Mario Litsche, Wolfgang Recht
  • Patent number: 6883744
    Abstract: A spool for optical fiber ribbon or other flexible media has an opening communicating with an interior of the spool in which a first end of a helical guide is located. The helical guide receives the ribbon from an exterior winding space to direct the ribbon to an auxiliary winding surface located outside one of the main flanges at an end of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Couchey, William E. Leidel
  • Publication number: 20030146333
    Abstract: A spool for optical fiber ribbon or other flexible media has an opening communicating with an interior of the spool in which a first end of a helical guide is located. The helical guide receives the ribbon from an exterior winding space to direct the ribbon to an auxiliary winding surface located outside one of the main flanges at an end of the spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Brian P. Couchey, William E. Leidel
  • Patent number: 6318660
    Abstract: Coiling machine for rolled stock located downstream of a rolling train, including a mandrel mounted rotatably around an axis or rotation on a stationary structure, the mandrel being mounted cantilevered on the stationary structure and including an inner wall orthogonal to the axis or rotation and an outer end with which a cylindrical plate is suitable to selectively cooperate, the cylindrical plate being movable from a working position, where it is arranged substantially orthorgonal to the axis of rotation so as to define a side wall parallel to the inner wall, to allow the coil of rolled stock to form and an inactive position wherein it is distanced and lowered with respect to the mandrel so as to allow the coil of rolled stock to be axially removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bordignon, Andrea De Luca, Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 6196490
    Abstract: An elastic yarn winder for winding large-diameter elastic yarn packages onto a plurality of tubes without leaving broken yarn ends in the core of the packages is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Dupont Toray Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoji Gotoh, Hiroshi Fujita