Edges And Seams Patents (Class 245/10)
  • Patent number: 9757720
    Abstract: A catalyst includes a gas-permeable textile sheet material made of noble-metal-containing wire having a three-dimensional secondary structure produced thereon. The secondary structure is a three-dimensional dent structure including dents arranged adjacent to each other in rows in two spatial directions. The dents are in the form of a hexagon. The dent structure is formed by self-organization in a denting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Annette Lukas, Guenter Glaab, Stephan Humm, Hubertus Goelitzer
  • Patent number: 9452467
    Abstract: A net is particularly suitable for a basket for pisciculture, which may be placed in sea or fresh water. The net is made of a wire material, producible from individual spiral or similarly bent longitudinal elements, wherein adjacent threads are woven together. The net is simple and economical to produce, for example, by threading each longitudinal element into engagement with another longitudinal element while it has a shape of a spiral or screw to thereby provide it with a cylindrical form, and compressing each longitudinal element, when having the cylindrical form and after being threaded into engagement with the another longitudinal element, to provide the longitudinal element with substantially straight wire sections. The threading and compression steps are repeated to form a net after compression of several longitudinal elements threaded to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Geobrugg AG
    Inventors: Jürg Atz, Stephan Wartmann
  • Patent number: 9163340
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a weave of material strips within a metal mesh. The method includes providing a metal mesh having a plurality of rows of rods linked together by a plurality of columns of malleable cables woven through the rods. A plurality of openings are formed as slots enclosed between two rods opposite one another and two cables opposite one another. Strips of material are inserted into the openings in the metal mesh and the strips are interlaced through the openings to create a woven appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Rouzita Vahhabaghai, Bita Vahhabaghai
  • Publication number: 20140252173
    Abstract: An aquaculture net (20) has one or more side walls. These side walls comprise wires (12, 14) in a wavy form with maxima and minima, wherein the maxima of one wire (12) interlock with minima of a neighboring wire (14) to form patterns of a series of diamonds. The one or more of side walls have at least two parts (22, 24) wherein the wire direction in one (22) of said parts is different from the wire direction in another (24) of said parts. The aquaculture net (20) thus combines the advantages of a net with horizontal wires in the side walls with the advantages of a net with vertical wires in the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Alejandro Suazo Luengo, Hector Marmaduque Paredes Montecinos
  • Publication number: 20110114799
    Abstract: A protective wire net including an array of longitudinal wires arranged side by side and each intertwined with at least one respective adjacent longitudinal wire. Each of one or more longitudinal metal cables is also intertwined with at least one adjacent longitudinal wire. One or more transverse wires and/or metal cables may also be provided, arranged in a transverse direction relative to the longitudinal wires and outside intertwining regions defined by portions of adjacent longitudinal wires which are bent around one another, the transverse wires and/or metal cables being intertwined or interlaced with one or more of the longitudinal wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Francesco Ferraiolo
  • Patent number: 7493924
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing chain link fabric including a welding assembly and/or a compressing assembly. The welding assembly is configured to weld together wire-end portions of the chain link fabric. The welding assembly includes a guiding assembly having a finger and a cam, which are configured to restrict the movement of the wire-end portions while the welding assembly welds them together. The finger and the cam are configured to move relative to the wire-end portions both before and after the wire-end portions are welded together. The compressing assembly is configured to compress the wire-end portions after they are welded together. The compressing assembly includes a stabilizing assembly having a stabilizing die, which is configured to interface with the chain link fabric and to restrict the movement of the welded wire-end portions while the compressing assembly compresses the welded wire-end portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Bergandi Machinery Company
    Inventors: Jose G. Garcia, Scott C. Barsotti
  • Patent number: 7005038
    Abstract: A paper process belt and method for manufacturing the same are provided. The belt includes at least one elongated resilient coupling filament operatively connected to a first end section of the belt and a second end section of the belt such that the first end section, the second end section and a body portion of the belt are substantially continuous with one another. The belt is configured to operatively engage a paper manufacturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: National Wire Fabric, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Maguire
  • Patent number: 6699540
    Abstract: A packing material wherein one or a plurality of hard metal wire and one or a plurality of soft metal wire are tied up or twisted in a bundle to construct a weft material wherein the ratio of the number of the former to the number of the later is 1:1-0.3, the weft material is put in weft knit processing such as plain stitch, rib stitch, pearl stitch, welt stitch, half cardigan, full cardigan, plating stitch and inter-lock stitch, and Brinell hardness of said hard metal wire is 90-240 (Kg/mm2) and Brinell hardness of said soft metal is 40-55 (Kg/mm2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Japan Matex Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuro Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 6379817
    Abstract: A metallic fabric for manufacturing a hollow body is welded at two edge areas and according to the present invention a metallic strip is welded on in the vicinity of the welded seam, whereby the width of the welded seam is narrower than the width of the metallic strip. An elastic material which flattens out vibrations of the hollow body and ensures protection of the welded seam is arranged between the metallic strip and the metallic fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: GKD Gebr, Kufferath GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Ingo Kufferath
  • Publication number: 20020001731
    Abstract: A metallic fabric for manufacturing a hollow body is welded at two edge areas and according to the present invention a metallic strip is welded on in the vicinity of the welded seam, whereby the width of the welded seam is narrower than the width of the metallic strip. An elastic material which flattens out vibrations of the hollow body and ensures protection of the welded seam is arranged between the metallic strip and the metallic fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Applicant: GKD Gebr. Kufferath GmbH @$amp; Co. KG
    Inventor: Ingo Kufferath
  • Patent number: 6265048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated clothing for a papermaking or cellulose manufacturing machine, as well as a method and a blank for manufacturing thereof. The clothing comprises two laminated layers (O, I), each having an inclined direction-defined thread system, the thread systems being inclined relative to the machine direction of the clothing and relative to each other. The two layers (O, I) constitute an upper and an inner part, respectively, of an endless band (40), which is so flattened that two edge folds (48, 50) are formed transversely of the machine direction, and which is then doubled with the edge folds (48, 50) coupled together. As a result, the band comprises a direction-defined thread system which is inclined relative to the machine direction and which, owing to the flattening and doubling of the band, forms the thread systems, inclined relative to each other, of the first and the second layer (O, I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Björn Rydin, Douglas L Horanburg
  • Patent number: 5601877
    Abstract: A method for closing a seam in a paper processing belt having a coating of polymeric resin material requires the use of a viscous paste obtained by mixing a polymeric resin material with a blowing agent. Following installation of the fabric, or belt, on a paper machine by closing its pin seam with a pintle, the seam region on the non-paper side of the fabric or belt is impregnated with the viscous paste. The seam region is then heated to a temperature to activate the blowing agent and to create a foam from the paste. The foam fills voids in the seam region, and may pass out through the slit in the coating over the seam. Raising the temperature further cures the foam and may glue the slit closed. The belt so seamed may be used as a transfer belt or long nip press (LNP) belt, or in other paper processing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Miller, Robin Lotti-Fassnacht, Henry M. Cooke
  • Patent number: 5405669
    Abstract: Joints for industrial fabrics are made such that the end edge of each part of the fabric is formed with projecting loops (5), which are formed by bending the warp threads of each part backwards, the return parts of these threads being woven into the fabric for a given length. The loops of one part are inserted between the loops in the opposite part for being fixed in this position. It is desirable that all warp threads in the fabric can coact in the joint, even if their collective width is greater than 100% of the fabric width. The individual loops (5) along at least some portion of the end edges (3, 4) of the parts (1, 2) are therefore formed from at least two juxtaposed threads (7, 8; 11, 12) crossing each other at least once (at 9) before the point of return into the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Scandiafelt AB
    Inventor: Per-Ola Lidar
  • Patent number: 5377722
    Abstract: A seam structure for a drying wire, produced by reducing the thickness of the end portion of the drying wire and folding the end portion double and stitching the double wire portion to hold it together; and a method for producing the seam structure. At least part of the stitch (6; 6a, 6b) is sewn in parallel with warp threads (2) in the direction of travel of the drying wire between the warp threads (2) so that it will be positioned below the contact surfaces of the warp threads, the stitch end close to the seam being sewn double over a distance and the stitch end remote from the seam is bonded to the wire side facing away from the web by silicone (7) or some other suitable glue-like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Tamfelt Oy Ab
    Inventor: Erkki Jaala
  • Patent number: 4976293
    Abstract: A pin seam construction in which cross direction yarns in the area proximal the seam have a cross sectional size greater than the size of the cross direction yarns appearing in the body of the fabric to provide a weave portion of greater thickness proximal the pin seam to protect the seam in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Niagara Lockport Industries Inc.
    Inventor: W. Daniel Aldrich
  • Patent number: 4806208
    Abstract: A pintle unit and method of closing a seam in a papermakers felt which provides a tight closure along the full length of the seam. The seam is closed with a pintle unit made up of a plurality of pintle elements which are tapered and pulled into the seam to interact in a wedging fashion. The pintle elements are tapered for a length at least as long as the width of the seam so that when wedged in the seam a pintle unit of substantially uniform size across the full width of the felt is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Asten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Penven
  • Patent number: 4695015
    Abstract: A spiral wire, comprising adjacent thread spirals (1) positioned in pairs with loops thereof interlapping to form transverse rows of loops in the wire, and linking threads (2) inserted in the rows of loops. The opposite ends of the spiral wire are interconnected by means of a seam thread (2A) into an endless wire. In order to make it easier to insert the seam thread, a clearance (X) is provided between the interlapping loops (1Aa) of the two spirals (1A) forming the seam position, which clearance extends in the direction of the seam thread so that the loops are able to yield with respect to each other in that direction. The spirals of the seam portion are preferably made of a thinner thread, a thread having a flat cross-section or interconnected with a sparser spacing of the loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Tamfelt Oy Ab
    Inventor: Ari Salminen
  • Patent number: 4476902
    Abstract: An in-line pintle seam for use with a pintle to join adjacent ends of a papermakers belt or the like and a method for producing such a seam. Basically, the seam comprises a spiral and a stuffer pick which are held in place by sewing the face ends of the papermakers belt around the spiral and stuffer pick and then between the center and back layers of the fabric in the case of a three-layer fabric. Once this part of the seaming is completed, the back ends are brought around the spiral and stuffer pick and sewn between the face and center layers of the fabric in much the same way as the face ends. Thus, the spiral and stuffer pick are held to the edge of the fabric by all of the warp yarns. In the case of a two-layer fabric, the ends are sewn back into the fabric between the face and back layers and are pulled through the fabric so that they appear on the back surface of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1984
    Assignee: Scapa Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Westhead
  • Patent number: 4469142
    Abstract: A papermakers fabric having surface floats on both the paper surface and the non-paper contacting surface for improved sheet contact area and improved abrasion resistance. The fabric also includes a plurality of stuffer pick receiving sheds defined by warp yarns used to weave the fabric. Each of these sheds may receive a stuffer pick, the construction of which will be determined by the permeability required in the finished fabric, while the warp and weft yarns used to define the fabric remain unchanged. The warp ends of the fabric terminate in a pin seam made up of a number of enlarged seam loops which are created when a select number of warp yarns are symmetrically rewoven into the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Scapa Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Harwood
  • Patent number: 4438788
    Abstract: A papermakers fabric having surface floats on both the paper surface and the non-paper contacting surface for improved sheet contact area and improved abrasion resistance. The fabric also includes a plurality of stuffer pick receiving sheds defined by warp yarns of non-circular cross section used to weave the fabric. In a preferred embodiment, the warp yarns are of generally rectangular cross section with rounded corners. Each of these sheds may receive a stuffer pick, the construction of which will be determined by the permeability required in the finished fabric, while the warp and weft yarns used to define the fabric remain unchanged. The warp ends of the fabric terminate in a pin seam made up of a number of enlarged seam loops which are created when a select number of the warp yarns of non-circular cross section are symmetrically rewoven into the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Scapa Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Harwood
  • Patent number: 4418726
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a seam construction for multilayered corrugator belts. The construction comprises woven complementary seam-halves joined by pintles and in which each seam-half comprises 2 connectors, each being a single and a double layer zone mechanically bound by the nature of the weave and in which the crosswise yarns of each connector form alternately displaced loops on one edge thereof which can be intermeshed with like loops formed on the edge of the opposite connector. The connectors are attached to a step in each end of the multilayered corrugator belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Josef, Joseph D. Lanthier
  • Patent number: 4410015
    Abstract: The end portions to be connected are arranged opposite one another, after at least some of the web weft threads have been removed therefrom to form a tying strip interconnecting the ends of the web warp threads in their original order. The web warp threads are gradually released from the tying strip, spatially separated, on an individual basis and in their original order, from the following web warp threads and delivered to the entrance of the then open seam loom shed formed in seam warp threads positioned intermediate the points of emergence of the web warp threads out of the original web. Thereafter, the separated threads are caused to traverse, as seam weft threads, the respectively associated seam shed produced by a Jacquard seam loom, this traversing movement being accomplished by a clamping arrangement arranged at the free end of a floating arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: Herrmann Wangner GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Koller, Walter Runkel
  • Patent number: 4394427
    Abstract: An electrophotographic sensitizing screen having a great number of apertures, wherein at least an insulating layer and a conductive layer are successively formed on a conductive mesh, is disclosed. These apertures are regularly arranged at such an angle as not to produce moire fringes with respect to a light image projected on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1983
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Company Limited
    Inventors: Masaji Nishikawa, Norio Amemiya, Tadahiro Yasuda, Shigeru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 4315049
    Abstract: A novel low bulk seam is disclosed for use in paper making machine fabrics, such as dryer felts. The seam is particularly adapted for use with multi-filament yarns which comprise multi-ply fabrics. A novel method for producing this seam is disclosed which comprises the insertion and adhesion of a seaming coil, the removal of picks in adjacent fabric areas, the folding and overlapping of such areas, the creation of a warp fringe, and the pulling of portions of that fringe into and through portions of the fabric body fasteners to create a stitchless seam providing substantially uniform thickness and air permeability across the full fabric width. A durable, reliable, non-marking seam is accordingly provided for use with spun, mono-filament and/or multi-filament fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1982
    Assignee: Asten Group, Incorporated
    Inventor: Gisela Fickers
  • Patent number: 4287017
    Abstract: An endless pressing-on and guiding belt including a belt piece having its end faces joined together, for textile treating devices, especially transfer printing machines and steaming calenders, with a rotary drum having a longitudinal section of the endless belt partially looped therearound while textile material to be treated is interposed between the drum and the belt, the latter being heated on the drum. The endless belt includes a fabric with a bronze-solid wire warp and a weft of a metallic nickel-alloy solid wire with the bronze solid wire warp extending in the longitudinal direction of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1981
    Assignee: Kleinewefers GmbH
    Inventors: Karl-Peter Lopata, Wolfgang Tschirner
  • Patent number: 4279980
    Abstract: An electrophotographic sensitizing screen having a great number of apertures, wherein at least an insulating layer and a conductive layer are successively formed on a conductive mesh, is disclosed. These apertures are regularly arranged at such an angle as not to produce moire fringes with respect to a light image projected on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaji Nishikawa, Norio Amemiya, Tadahiro Yasuda, Shigeru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 4244084
    Abstract: A multi-layer papermarker's fabric is proposed wherein a helical coil is engaged individually with each of the plies of the fabric to define side-by-side loops protruding from the fabric end for interdigitation with corresponding loops at an opposed fabric end to receive a pintle wire, the arrangement being such that, in use, one ply of the fabric protects the helical coil and its connection with another ply of the fabric against wear and damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1981
    Assignee: Scapa-Porritt Limited
    Inventor: Bryan J. Gisbourne
  • Patent number: 4206787
    Abstract: A method of providing a row of loops at each end of a forming fabric or a similar fabric, comprising two layers of weft threads, warp threads interconnecting the weft layers, and a locking wire intended to interconnect said rows of loops to form an endless fabric web. The weft threads in a first zone closest to one end edge of the fabric are permanently removed, whereafter the weft threads in an adjacent second zone are temporarily removed and the temporarily removed, or alternatively a corresponding number of weft threads, as well as one or several thin folding wires and one coarse folding wire are arranged as a warp in a loom-like sewing machine known per se, wherein said coarse wire temporarily replaces the locking wire intended finally to interconnect the two fabric end edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Nordiskafilt AB
    Inventor: Ingvald Strandly
  • Patent number: 4144911
    Abstract: Connector components for flexibly connecting and/or disconnecting parts herein specifically illustrated as connecting the ends of paper makers felts comprising spaced panels of concatenated crossing textile elements wherein the panels are connected at regularly spaced intervals longitudinally of the component by elements extending transversely of the panels across the gap therebetween, said components being foldable at the gap to provide substantially U-shaped loops such that the loops of two such folded components may be interengaged to receive a pintle element and said panels being adapted to be fixed to the parts to be flexibly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Thomas Taylor and Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Veith
  • Patent number: 4141388
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a multi-layer, flat woven, composite fabric having a duplex weave base of synthetic, polymeric resin monofilaments and a soft surface of multi-filament or spun yarns. The fabric is useful as a conventional dryer felt and may also be used as a hot air impingement dryer felt. The fabric is especially advantageous for dryer felts employed for the manufacture of fragile papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1979
    Assignee: Albany International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Romanski, Michael J. Josef
  • Patent number: 4123022
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a seam construction for joining the ends of woven forming wire wet felts and dryer felt materials. The forming wires wet felts, and dryer felts are used on papermaking machines in the manufacture of paper, paperboard and the like. The seam comprises a plurality of metal and/or plastic eyepins, having body crimps adapted to permit interweaving of the pins with the crosswise yarns of the forming wire wet felt or dryer felt material ends. The pins are so interwoven and are spaced to interleaf with the pins of the opposite end. A seam pin is threaded through the eyes of the eyepins to join the ends of the forming wire, wet felt or dryer felt material together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 31, 1978
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: William H. Dutt, Eric R. Romanski
  • Patent number: 4103717
    Abstract: A woven seam webbing is illustrated for receiving pintle means for joining dryer felts or any other endless belts of the type which are joined by passing a pintle means through loops which are carried by respective ends of the belting and intermeshed. The loops comprise monofilament filling yarns which are carried adjacent an edge of the webbing being spaced so as to be intermeshed with loops carried by a similar webbing positioned at an opposite end of a dryer felt and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1978
    Assignee: William Kenyon & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Gilbert A. Clark
  • Patent number: 4095622
    Abstract: A woven fabric and a method of forming a seam therein comprising a woven fabric as used for supporting a paper web on a paper making machine. The fabric has interwoven weft and warp strands with the strands in the machine direction being flexible strands incapable of retaining a stable crimp. The improvement in the fabric comprises a plurality of spaced apart replacement monofilament strands having stable crimp characteristics extending in the machine direction and in a seam area for interconnecting opposed ends of the fabric to form an endless belt having a seam which is substantially flat. The replacement strands have crimps of the same configuration as crimps in the machine direction strands of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: JWI Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald George MacBean
  • Patent number: 4083090
    Abstract: A seam of two ends of a rigid screen of interwoven longitudinal and transverse wires is made by butting and fusing together longitudinal wire ends at each end of the screen at the crossovers of the longitudinal wire ends with an adjacent pair of transverse wires forming the seam in one surface of the screen, whereby the seam is not visible from the opposite surface of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1978
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Theodore Duvekot
  • Patent number: 4067521
    Abstract: An improved attaching clip is disclosed for use with a roll of steel wire mesh reinforcing that is designed to be utilized in concrete negative buoyancy coatings. The clip is secured to the leading or free end of the roll and may be used to connect the leading end of the roll to the remaining portion of the roll so as to prevent the unrolling of the roll during storage and handling. The clip may also be utilized to connect the leading end of the roll to the trailing end of another similar roll of steel wire mesh reinforcing so that the two rolls form a continuous strip of steel wire mesh reinforcing so as to facilitate the installation of the reinforcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1978
    Assignee: Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: L. George Byard
  • Patent number: 4026331
    Abstract: Loops are created at the ends of a woven papermaking machine forming fabric by a method which comprises removing weft yarns from the end of the fabric to give a weft-free zone, shortening selected ones of the warp yarns in the region of the weft-free zone, folding back the uncut warp yarns into register with respective ones of the shortened warp ends to form loops spaced transversely of the fabric, and introducing weft yarns into the resultant weftless end of the forming fabric, the crimp pattern of the individual uncut warp ends being such that when the ends are folded back the overall crimp pattern of the warp yarns in the weftless end of the forming fabric is compatible with that of the body of the forming fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1977
    Assignee: Scapa-Porritt Limited
    Inventors: David Logan Lees, Colin Alfred Wild
  • Patent number: 4007303
    Abstract: A pintle wire for high load hinge connections, especially for textile webs and transmission belts, and method of making same, according to which endless synthetic fibers are braided individually or in strands and are embedded in high wear resistant and hydrolysis resistant heat hardenable material and interconnected thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Fitztuchverwaltungs-Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Wilhelm Schuster, Klaus Wollmann, Jurgen Stahl
  • Patent number: 4006760
    Abstract: A fabric connector seam in which woven complementary seam-halves joined by a pintle are provided and in which each seam-half comprises a single and a double layer zone mechanically bound by the nature of the weave and in which the crosswise yarns of each seam-half form alternately displaced loops on one edge thereof which can be intermeshed with like loops formed on the edge of the remaining seam-half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Albany International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Romanski, Orrin C. Stevens