Flange Feature Patents (Class 242/614)
  • Patent number: 10717404
    Abstract: A side pillar air curtain guide includes a main body having a ramp receiver and an air curtain ramp insert connected to the main body. The air curtain ramp receiver insert includes a plurality of ribs projecting from the main body at an acute included angle with the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Fabricio Villacres Mesias, Alfredo Cuevas Vega, Hector Hernandez Hernandez, Robert Ralph Armitage, Jr., Amy Marie Boardman
  • Patent number: 10711895
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle transmission that includes: transmission gears disposed on a shaft; a switching mechanism which is to be switched between a connecting state in which one of the transmission gears is rotatable integrally with the shaft and a disconnecting state in which the one of the transmission gears is rotatable relative to the shaft; a shift fork for axially moving the switching mechanism; and a shift barrel to be rotated to position the shift fork. The switching mechanism includes first and second rings and an elastic member which is disposed between the first and second rings in the axial direction and connects the first and second rings. The control apparatus determines that a failure occurs in the vehicle transmission, when a value related to a reaction force that acts on the shift barrel during rotation of the shift barrel is deviated from a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Kurimoto, Akihiko Ichikawa, Shinichi Takeuchi, Jun Yabuta, Yuki Masui, Takeshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10410555
    Abstract: A removable accessory mount that includes and outside support on the outside of an item that is secured to an inside support located on an inner surface of the item. The inside and outside supports are secured to one another via a support post that can be a threaded post, a pin, etc. The outer surface of the outside support attaches to accessories that can be removed from the outside support and replaced with other items. Likewise, the accessories can be moved to other accessory mounts. In addition, the accessory mount can also be moved from one item to another without substantial damage due to the small nature of the support post that secures the inside and outside supports together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald P Nigro
  • Patent number: 9004392
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for spooling wire or cable from a reel assembly. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly. The inner flange assembly is capable of freely rotating relative to the outer flange assembly for spooling wire from any surface. In another embodiment, wire is spooled from a reel assembly comprising an inner flange assembly and an outer flange assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Jr., John L. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 8882022
    Abstract: A cable carrying assembly includes a spool made from a first flange region, drum portion and a second flange region where each of the first flange region, drum portion and a second flange region are integrally molded as a single polymer unit. The drum portion is molded as a hollow drum for supporting a cable. The first flange region includes at least two openings and a handle receiving region and the handle has a grip portion, two stems each with a latch knob. The stems and knobs of the handle are inserted into the at least two openings on the first flange region of the drum and lock into place via the knobs, such that the grip portion of the handle is arrangeable in a first open position with the grip portion substantially perpendicular to the first flange regions and a second closed position with the grip portion folded down about the articulated joints, into the handle receiving region of the first flange region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventor: Sidney Wierstra
  • Patent number: 8851414
    Abstract: A bobbin includes an anti-rolling unit capable of supporting the bobbin to prevent the bobbin from rolling on a floor. The bobbin includes a cylindrical part around which a wire is wound, flanges provided at left and right sides of the cylindrical part, a through hole defined through a central portion of the cylindrical part and central portions of the left and right flanges, a handle part including a pair of support shafts, which protrude so as to be fitted into the through hole from left and right flanges, and left and right support rods having end portions fixed to the support shafts, respectively, and extending in parallel to the left and right flanges while making contact with outer surfaces of the right and left flanges, and an anti-rolling unit for the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: HyunSoo Seong, Hyun-Guk Seong
  • Patent number: 8845850
    Abstract: Anaerobic adhesive and sealant compositions in film form, film spool assemblies containing such compositions in film form and preapplied versions thereof on matable parts are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel US IP LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Kostick, Loren Nauss, Alessandro Machado Jesus, Gary Patch, Gary Tremley, Kyle Zukauskas, Berryinne Decker
  • Publication number: 20140117145
    Abstract: Reels or spools for carrying wires or the likes, where the flanges of these reels or spools have corrugations with undercuts selectively formed thereon, are provided. These undercuts may aid in the molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding with substantially rigid molds, among other things. The reels or spools may also have supports dispersed between the corrugations to provide additional structural integrity to the flange. These supports can be mid-plane supports between the corrugations and may be positioned closer to the inside surface or to the outside surface of the flange, and the supports may form an angle with the corrugations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Carris Reels, Inc.
    Inventor: James McDonough
  • Publication number: 20140091171
    Abstract: A wire reel is detachably provided in a housing chamber of a binding machine body which binds a reinforcing bar. The wire reel includes a cylindrical hub portion which winds a wire, and a pair of parallel flanges overhanging outward from both external peripheral ends of the hub portions. A side wall inside the hub portion is formed of light-transmitting portions which allow the light from a transmissive photosensor provided in the binding machine body to be transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKAGAWA, Kouji Katou, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Yu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8672254
    Abstract: A device for winding a length of wire into one or more flat coils, with the device having a winding component onto which the wire is wound, a wire guide to contain the coils of the wire into a single width flat coil, and a drive engagement component adapted to be engaged by a drive means such that the drive means operates the winding component of the device. In one embodiment of the device the winding component is a cylindrical capstan having a receiving slot adapted to engage the end of the wire, the drive means is an electric hand drill, the drive engagement component is a shaft integrated with and extending from the capstan and adapted to be inserted into the chuck of the electric hand drill, and the wire guide has two spaced apart parallel members adapted to accommodate the capstan in the space between them, whereby the parallel members guide the coil of the wire into a single width flat coil onto the capstan as the capstan is rotated by the electric drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140061350
    Abstract: There is provided a roll sheet assembly including a cardboard tube, a roll sheet wound around the cardboard tube, and a pair of flanges each disposed at one of both ends of the cardboard tube. The flanges each include a flange main body covering an end face of the roll sheet, a cylindrical body projecting at a center of an inner surface of the flange main body, and being inserted into the cardboard tube, and a fixing unit fixing the cylindrical body being inserted into the cardboard tube to an inner circumferential surface of the cardboard tube. The cylindrical body has a spiral cutting line formed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masahide Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20140061351
    Abstract: There is provided a roll sheet assembly including a cardboard tube, a roll sheet wound around the cardboard tube, a pair of flanges each disposed at one of both ends of the cardboard tube, and an inner shaft being inserted through the cardboard tube, and coupling the pair of flanges. At least one of the flanges includes a flange main body covering an end face of the roll sheet, and a joint provided at a center of an inner surface of the flange main body, and joined to an end of the inner shaft. The flange main body has a cutting line formed thereon, the cutting line being for separating the joint joined to the inner shaft from the flange main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masahide Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8640981
    Abstract: Reels or spools for carrying wires or the likes, where the flanges of these reels or spools have corrugations with undercuts selectively formed thereon, are provided. These undercuts may aid in the molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding with substantially rigid molds, among other things. The reels or spools may also have supports dispersed between the corrugations to provide additional structural integrity to the flange. These supports can be mid-plane supports between the corrugations and may be positioned closer to the inside surface or to the outside surface of the flange, and the supports may form an angle with the corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Carris Reels, Inc.
    Inventor: James McDonough
  • Publication number: 20130284842
    Abstract: An assembly comprises a substantially cylindrical tape winding surface and first and second flanges co-formed with the winding surface to form a unitary hub structure. The tape winding surface extends along an axis from a first end to a second end, and the first and second flanges extend radially from the first and second ends of the tape winding surface, respectively. The tape winding surface and the first and second flanges are co-formed of a unitary hub material having a Young's modulus of at least about one million psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Imation Corp.
    Inventor: Jason E. Moses
  • Publication number: 20130186995
    Abstract: A drum core for a wire-wound component having a pair of flange parts provided on both ends of an axis core around which a winding wire is wound, with tapered surfaces of roughly conical shape formed on their facing inner surfaces in such a way that the interval of the inner surfaces increases toward the outer sides of the flange parts. The flange parts have roughly a rectangular shape and the sides along which their long side faces contact the tapered surfaces have the curved shapes that convex roughly at the center. The curved shapes make the height of the corners of the flange parts from the reference surface lower than the height of the convex parts of the curved shapes from the reference surface, and the loads received by the wire during winding are reduced as a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAGUCHI, Takanori YOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 8480023
    Abstract: A cable reel or cable reel assembly is provided for storing, deploying, retrieving and transporting a cable assembly (having a cable and connectors). The cable reel includes a central hub and two side flanges constructed, in one embodiment, of composite plastic material having reinforcing material(s). An annular rim and spaced apart spoke sections in each side flange function to provide multiple carrying handles. In a specific embodiment, a secondary hub (and third flange) adjacent the central hub is positioned and disposed within a side periphery defined by the annular rim of one of the side flanges enabling two cable reels to be stacked together such that the annular rims of respective cable reels may be in close or actual contact. In another embodiment, a retractable handle is disposed within the side periphery when in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Optical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata R. Penumatcha, Vincent A. Wouters, Rodney M. Flower
  • Patent number: 8418951
    Abstract: A spool for winding metallic wire, comprising a tubular body for supporting the coil of wire that is provided, at ends thereof, with wall elements, each wall element comprising a flat flange with a stiffening fold at the outer edge, jointly connected by welding to the corresponding end of the tubular body, and a flat complementary flange, seamed by spot welding to the outer surface of the flange, at least one pawl being jointly connected to the complementary flange of at least one wall element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sodetal SAS
    Inventor: Luca Ruggenenti
  • Patent number: 8408265
    Abstract: A tape dispenser of the present invention includes an integrally-formed main body. The main body has a rack and two semi-crusts. The semi-crusts are pivotably connected to the rack, so that the semi-crusts can be closed for a tape roll to be received therein. Or, the semi-crusts can be opened for placing or replacing the tape roll. The rack has a front plate and a top plate. The front plate, the top plate, and the semi-crusts are rectangularly arranged. Thus, structure strength of the tape dispenser is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai Chang
  • Publication number: 20130075522
    Abstract: A cable reel/assembly is provided for storing, deploying, retrieving and transporting a cable assembly (having a cable and connectors). The cable reel includes a central hub and two side flanges constructed, in one embodiment, of composite plastic material having reinforcing material(s). An annular rim and spaced apart spoke sections in each side flange function to provide multiple carrying handles. A cable holding means is provided to restrain or hold portion(s) of a cable within an outer periphery of the cable reel. In one embodiment, a secondary hub (and third flange) adjacent the central hub is positioned and disposed within a side periphery defined by the annular rim of one of the side flanges enabling stacking together such that annular rims of respective cable reels may be in close or actual contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Venkata R. Penumatcha
  • Publication number: 20120286086
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bobbin. The bobbin includes an anti-rolling unit capable of supporting the bobbin to prevent the bobbin from rolling on a floor. The bobbin includes a cylindrical part (111) around which a wire is wound, wing parts (112a and 112b) provided at left and right sides of the cylindrical part, having diameters greater than a diameter of the cylindrical part, and having a plate shape, a through hole (113) defined through a central portion of the cylindrical part and central portions of the left and right wing parts, a handle part (120) having a substantially “” shape and including a pair of support shafts (122a and 122b), which protrude so as to be fitted into the through hole from left and right wing parts, and left and right support rods (121a and 121b) having end portions fixed to the support shafts, respectively, and extending in parallel to the left and right wing parts while making contact with outer surfaces of the right and left wing parts, and an anti-rolling unit for the bobbin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: HyunSoo Seong, Hyun-Guk Seong
  • Patent number: 8267346
    Abstract: A spool assembly has a central cylindrical barrel or tube portion formed from a substantially rectangular planar material, such as thin-gauge sheet aluminum or tin-plated steel, with beveled corners. The formation of the barrel from the substantially rectangular planar material results in a seam with shallow V-notches of the seams at the opposite ends of the barrel. A circular flange sub assembly is attached to each end of the barrel and extends radially outwardly perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the barrel. Each flange sub assembly comprises an outer flange and an inner flange core joined by an annular ring or curl that defines a circular hub recess or cavity for receiving the respective end of the barrel. A portion of the seam at the end of the barrel is secured within the circular hub recess or cavity; whereby the flanges are keyed onto the ends of the barrel, thereby preventing circumferential slippage of the flanges on the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Bill Ito, Mark Ito
  • Patent number: 8245965
    Abstract: A parallel conductor spool can support multiple independently rotating bays. The parallel conductor spool may be used to hold and pay-out materials. The parallel conductor spool can support independent rotation of the bays at differing rates to provide for paying-out conductors of varying sizes at different speeds. The parallel conductor spool may be modular and expandable to support various configurations. The parallel conductor spool may be formed of disposable or recyclable materials to reduce the cost and logistical complexity of returning the spool. The bays within the parallel conductor spool can be configured to accommodate changes in product size, type, lengths, and the number of items on, or bays within, the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Timothy M. Andrea, Mark Dixon
  • Publication number: 20120199688
    Abstract: A surplus cable storage device including a top portion, a bottom portion, and an interior portion having a space with an input and an output through its geometric center is provided. The interior portion may include a grooved edge in the outer side and a shape having rounded corners. The space in the interior portion has a width that allows a plurality of diameters of the surplus cable to pass through and wind around the grooved edge. In some embodiments, the top portion and the interior portion protrude out of the grooved edge on either side of the interior portion, protecting the surplus cable wound around the grooved edge. A method for storing surplus cable attached from a lever to an actuator a manually operated apparatus and maintaining cable and apparatus is provided. The method includes winding the surplus cable along an edge of a storage device as above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Andrew Conaway
  • Patent number: 8235323
    Abstract: A reel for a microphone cable, amplifier cable or other electronic cord or cable has an arbor or hub that divides the reel into an interior space and a winding space. The cable leading end connector cable is retained in the interior space. Turns of the main body of the cable are coiled in the winding space. The rims of the reel side disks have annular retaining beads or ridges that face one another and create a snap connector holder for the trailing end connector. A gap in the retaining beads aligned with the arbor opening permits insertion of the leading end connector. The reel can be available in a range of sizes and can be color-coded. The reel can be constructed of two identical molded reel halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: George P. Newton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120145821
    Abstract: A cable reel or cable reel assembly is provided for storing, deploying, retrieving and transporting a cable assembly (having a cable and connectors). The cable reel includes a central hub and two side flanges constructed, in one embodiment, of composite plastic material having reinforcing material(s). An annular rim and spaced apart spoke sections in each side flange function to provide multiple carrying handles. In a specific embodiment, a secondary hub (and third flange) adjacent the central hub is positioned and disposed within a side periphery defined by the annular rim of one of the side flanges enabling two cable reels to be stacked together such that the annular rims of respective cable reels may be in close or actual contact. In another embodiment, a retractable handle is disposed within the side periphery when in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Venkata R. Penumatcha, Vincent A. Wouters, Rodney M. Flower
  • Publication number: 20120104147
    Abstract: A flange for a reel for supporting a wound flexible medium includes a plate member and a set of support elements. The reel includes an elongate core defining a longitudinal core axis. The plate member engages the core and extends radially from the core toward an outer edge and has an axially inclined media engaging surface. The set of support elements have a height extending from the plate member in the axial direction, and a length extending radially, at least a first support element extending radially from proximate the core to proximate the outer edge. The axial distance between the plate member and a top of the first support element proximate the outer edge is less than an axial distance between the plate member and the top of the first support element proximate the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: VANDOR COPORATION
    Inventors: Gary L. Cox, Gerald H. Davis
  • Patent number: 8074916
    Abstract: A cable reel or cable reel assembly is provided for storing, deploying, retrieving and transporting a cable assembly (having a cable and connectors). The cable reel includes a central hub and two side flanges constructed, in one embodiment, of composite plastic material having reinforcing material(s). An annular rim and spaced apart spoke sections in each side flange function to provide multiple carrying handles. In a specific embodiment, a secondary hub (and third flange) adjacent the central hub is positioned and disposed within a side periphery defined by the annular rim of one of the side flanges enabling two cable reels to be stacked together such that the annular rims of respective cable reels may be in close or actual contact. In another embodiment, a retractable handle is disposed within the side periphery when in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Applied Optical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata R. Penumatcha, Vincent A. Wouters, Rodney M. Flower
  • Patent number: 8047463
    Abstract: A wire winding spool, comprising a tubular body for supporting a coil of wire provided, at its ends, with wall elements for containing the coil, at least one of the wall elements being provided with at least one pin for engaging means for turning the spool, each wall element being associated with the corresponding end of the tubular body so as to rest against an abutment provided on the outer surface of the wall of the body, clamped against it by a fold of the end portion of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Velaworks S.R.O.
    Inventor: Luca Ruggenenti
  • Patent number: 8025251
    Abstract: A wire reel containing portion 3 of a reinforcing bar binding machine 1 is provided with a rotation detecting lever 8 and a photosensor 7. When a wire reel is rotated in starting to bind a wire, rotation thereof is detected by the rotation detecting lever switched ON/OFF by a projected portion formed at a side face of the wire reel, the photosensor detects a reflection mark of the wire reel to determine a kind of the wire from a number of the marks, and a twist torque or the like is controlled. Wire information is detected not in an initializing operation (in setting wire) of rotating the wire reel at low speed but in a binding operation of rotating at high speed and therefore, an amount of swinging the rotation detecting lever is large and wire information can firmly be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Publication number: 20110204176
    Abstract: Reels or spools for carrying wires or the likes, where the flanges of these reels or spools have corrugations with undercuts selectively formed thereon, are provided. These undercuts may aid in the molding process, such as injection molding or compression molding with substantially rigid molds, among other things. The reels or spools may also have supports dispersed between the corrugations to provide additional structural integrity to the flange. These supports can be mid-plane supports between the corrugations and may be positioned closer to the inside surface or to the outside surface of the flange, and the supports may form an angle with the corrugations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Carris Reels, Inc.
    Inventor: James McDonough
  • Patent number: 7963476
    Abstract: A tippet spool is self-orientating when displayed on pegs at retail. The tippet spool also has structures adapted to interlock adjacent tippet spools in a stack with one spool rotatable with respect to its neighbors. The tippet spool is self orientating because of an asymmetrical central opening with the center of mass of the tippet spool opposite the portion of the central opening furthest from the center of the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: The Orvis Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Hemkens, Deborah A Laun, David T. Middleton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110139922
    Abstract: A reel including a columnar wind-up unit 3 and a pair of opposing side plates 2 and 2 provided such that the wind-up unit is between the side plates, wherein the inner surface of at least one side plate 2 is provided with a projection 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takato OCHI, Takashi SEKI
  • Patent number: 7954748
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Weissbrod
  • Patent number: 7938356
    Abstract: A filament spool for use in a filament spool container, where the filament spool comprises a first rim and a second rim offset by an axial shaft, and a series of grooves extending along a first portion of the first rim and configured to receive a filament of a material while the filament is wound around the axial shaft in a first rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Taatjes, Patrick W. Turley, Martin G. Zalusky
  • Patent number: 7938357
    Abstract: A device is provided for dispensing a length of elongate material wound on the barrel of a spool. A support is provided for the spool including first and second end plates. The end plates are positioned in a spaced relationship. A support hub extends from each plate and is engaged within an opening in the spool on opposite sides thereof, such that the spool may rotate about the support hub. The support hub includes a peripheral dimension that permits a dynamic, pivoting motion of the spool about the contact with the hub. The support hub normally positions the spool in a radially offset position and engages a friction member formed adjacent the periphery of the flange of the spool. During unwinding, pulling of the end of the elongate material causes the spool to pivot in the direction of the pulling force and away from the friction member. Once the pulling force is removed, the spool pivots about the hub, back into frictional engagement with the friction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Johanson, Fedor Baranov
  • Publication number: 20110036676
    Abstract: A cable spool that has a body including a perimeter façade. An opening extends a thickness of the body. A track structure is formed with the perimeter façade to retain a cable. The opening is dimensioned to retain a terminal that connects to one end of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Skillman
  • Patent number: 7866597
    Abstract: A reinforcement binding machine (1), comprising a wire reel storage part (3) having a rotation detection lever (8) and a photo sensor (7). When a wire reel is rotated in starting binding, the rotation detection lever is turned on and off by a projected part formed on the side face of the wire reel to detect the rotation, and the photo sensor detects a reflection mark on the wire reel to discriminate the type of the wire by a mark number so as to control torsional torque, etc. Since wire information is detected in binding operation when the wire reel is rotated at a high speed not in initialization operation (in setting the wire) when the wire reel is rotated at a low speed, the swing amount of the rotation detection lever is large and, accordingly, the wire information can be securely detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Patent number: 7850115
    Abstract: A fishing spool dispenser for the easy manipulation and severance of a fishing line. A first flange contains a radially expanding, angled guide slot to secure the free end of the fishing line. A radially inward extending holding clip is disposed along the outer edge of the first flange opposite the supply of fishing line. A cutting slot is formed on the second flange, generally opposite the guide slot, and contains a cutting surface to sever the line. The invention also includes a method of using the dispensing arrangement, running a portion of fishing line from the supply, through the guide slot, under the holding clip and then back to the cutting slot to be cut against a cutting surface within the cutting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. McCall
  • Patent number: 7839252
    Abstract: A spool includes at least one bobbin and one winding wire, e.g., a winding wire lacquered for electrical insulation, the bobbin including at least one channel, e.g., one arranged as a pocket, at least one sleeve being electrically connected to the winding wire, the sleeve being electrically connected to an electrical line, e.g., a stranded conductor of a cable, the sleeve including deformable regions, for producing the electrical connections, a respectively deformable region being deformable such that a force-locking connection is provided and welding is able to be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sew-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Pascal Heinrich, Gerhard Flörchinger, Laurent Criqui, Jean-Pierre Lambling, Gerd Schüler
  • Patent number: 7819143
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar binder capable of certainly identifying the type of a wire reel and automatically adjusting the amount of feeding of the wire wound around the wire reel or the twisting torque on the wire is provided. The reinforcing bar binder feeds a wire while rotating a wire reel mounted in a storing chamber and binds a reinforcing bar. The storing chamber is provided with a first detecting means for detecting the amount of rotation of the wire reel and a second detecting means for detecting the number of second to-be detecting portions on the wire reel during the amount of rotation detected by the first detecting means. The binder main body is provided with controlling means for controlling the amount of feeding of the wire or the twisting torque on the wire based on the basis of the number of the second to-be-detected portions detected by the second detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Max Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Nagaoka, Ichiro Kusakari
  • Publication number: 20100213304
    Abstract: A fishing spool dispenser for the easy manipulation and severance of a fishing line. A first flange contains a radially expanding, angled guide slot to secure the free end of the fishing line. A radially inward extending holding clip is disposed along the outer edge of the first flange opposite the supply of fishing line. A cutting slot is formed on the second flange, generally opposite the guide slot, and contains a cutting surface to sever the line. The invention also includes a method of using the dispensing arrangement, running a portion of fishing line from the supply, through the guide slot, under the holding clip and then back to the cutting slot to be cut against a cutting surface within the cutting slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. McCall
  • Publication number: 20100140387
    Abstract: A wire winding spool, comprising a tubular body (1) for supporting a coil of wire provided, at its ends, with wall elements (2, 3) for containing the coil, at least one of the wall elements being provided with at least one pin for engaging means for turning the spool, each wall element (2, 3) being associated with the corresponding end of the tubular body (1) so as to rest against an abutment (1a) provided on the outer surface of the wall of the body, clamped against it by a fold (1b) of the end portion of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: GMP Slovakia S.R.O.
    Inventor: Luca Ruggenenti
  • Publication number: 20090314876
    Abstract: A lightweight cable-dispensing reel assembled from two identical components, each manufactured from a single mold. The reel reduces the number of processes and parts used in the manufacturing process by providing a more efficient one-mold design which eliminates the use of screws, nuts, bolts, or bosses. A pair of identical side flange members are axially coupled together by a plurality of male and female snap connectors formed integrally on inwardly facing surfaces of the side flange members defining therebetween a cylindrical gap and hub for receiving a coil of wire. The snap connectors include a plurality of circumferentially spaced female connectors formed on a flange having an arcuate length of approximately 180 degrees. The arcuate flange circumferentially aligns with an identical arcuate flange on the other flange member when joined to form the wire supporting hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: R&L MARKETING & SALES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald N. Kessler, David M. Neill, Michael A. Hubicz
  • Publication number: 20090283625
    Abstract: A reel comprising a columnar wind-up unit 3 and a pair of side plates 2 and 2 provided such that the wind-up unit 3 is between the side plates 2 and 2, wherein the inner surface of at least one side plate 2 is provided with a peripheral projection 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Ochi, Takashi Seki
  • Publication number: 20090283167
    Abstract: A wire reel is detachably provided in a housing chamber of a binding machine body which binds a reinforcing bar. The wire reel includes a cylindrical hub portion which winds a wire, and a pair of parallel flanges overhanging outward from both external peripheral ends of the hub portions. A side wall inside the hub portion is formed of light-transmitting portions which allow the light from a transmissive photosensor provided in the binding machine body to be transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Nakagawa, Kouji Katou, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Yu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20090230233
    Abstract: A reel including a columnar wind-up unit 3 and a pair of opposing side plates 2 and 2 provided such that the wind-up unit is between the side plates, wherein the inner surface of at least one side plate 2 is provided with a projection 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Ochi, Takashi Seki
  • Patent number: 7556217
    Abstract: A flange design providing improved strength, fracture resistance, and the like using corrugations extending substantially radially from an arbor aperture toward a rim portion. A spool or reel may include a tubular member to receive a stranded material wrapped therearound. A first flange comprising a core portion and an outer portion may secure to one end of the first flange engaging the tubular member. A second flange may secure to the other end of the tubular member. The core portion of a flange may comprise an arbor wall defining the perimeter of an arbor aperture. The arbor wall may be directly contacted and supported by a plurality of corrugations extending radially therefrom. The outer portion of a flange may contact the core portion and extending radially away therefrom to an outer edge to restrain the stranded material in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: C. Robert Ripplinger
  • Patent number: 7543772
    Abstract: An object of this invention is to provide a fishing line spool which is capable of securely holding a fishing line wound around the fishing line spool and reduced in cost. The fishing line spool is provided with a hollow core, a pair of flanges, and doors which are formed integrally. The doors are provided on outer peripheries of the flanges. The doors change postures between a closed posture in which tips of the doors are brought into contact to each other and an open posture in which the tips depart from each other. Each of the doors is formed from an elastic disc. Each of the doors is so curved that the tips of the doors press against each other in the closed posture. A pinching plate for pinching a fishing line is provided on the tip of each of the doors. The hollow core, the flanges, and the doors are made from a biodegradable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Inventor: Fujita Kimura
  • Patent number: 7537180
    Abstract: The invention provides a paper roll, a bushing for a paper roll and a combination of a paper roll with a dispenser. The paper roll comprises a hollow paper roll core with two opposite extremities. The bushing has a cylindrical body press-fitted into at least one of the extremities of the paper roll core and the bushing further comprises a circular end wall frangibly fixed to a first end of the body and closing the extremity of the paper roll core. The end wall is provided with a central pin-receiving hole. The end wall is designed to breaks off when removing the paper roll from the dispenser. Thus, the bushing cannot be reused. Therefore, this invention participates in the enhancement of a quality control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Cascades Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 7533848
    Abstract: In a single-reel type tape cartridge of a servo tracking system in which signal recording is performed, a tape reel capable of eliminating edge projection during tape winding and achieving high recording density of a magnetic tape and a magnetic tape cartridge for housing the tape reel is provided. The tape reel is provided with a cylindrical hub around which the magnetic tape is wound and a pair of upper and lower flanges. The average value of the thickness of a reference flange that receives the tape edge of the magnetic tape during tape winding is set greater than the average value of the thickness of the opposite flange. The tape receiving surface of the reference flange is formed into an inclined surface, and three or more air escape recess portions are formed on the tape receiving surface. The depth of each air escape recess portion is set not smaller than 0.05 mm and not greater than 0.40 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoya Miura, Yasuo Inugai, Shigeru Yasuda, Shihoko Takashima, Sadamu Kuse