Abstract: An architectural mesh sunscreen panel having at least a first portion including a first architectural mesh assembled from a plurality of first interwoven helically-wound spiral units and first connector rods; and a second portion including a second architectural mesh assembled from a plurality of second interwoven helically-wound spiral units and second connector rods. The first architectural mesh defines a first shading characteristic that is different from a second shading characteristic defined by the second architectural mesh.
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.
Abstract: A spiral double-twisted structure is provided having an n-th upper steel wire (An) and an n-th lower steel wire (Bn) which are paired with each other and rotated in one direction to form a front spiral twisted structure having a plurality of twists. Further, a k-th transverse steel wire (Ck) may be transversely inserted between the n-th upper steel wire (An)and the n-th lower steel wire (Bn)of the front spiral twisted structure. Additionally, the n-th upper steel wire (An) and the n-th lower steel wire (Bn) may be rotated in a direction opposite to the one direction after passing over the k-th transversr steel wire (Ck) serving as a centerline, in order to form a rear spiral twisted structure having a plurality of twists.
Abstract: A method for weaving beads together in order to form a textured chamber comprised of woven strings of beads and products generated thereby is shown. A plurality of bead strings, referred to herein as chains, are used which are comprised of beads connected by strings. Each bead has spacing corresponding to and functionally working with the spacing of the joining strands of string. There is near identity as far as bead spacing and bead size in the preferred embodiment between the multiple hanging chains and the single locking chain of beads. Two to three beads of each hanging chain are skipped, while preferably each bead after one or more initial strands of the locking chain are used in order to form a structure which has flexibility but strong contact. When multiple (three or more) separate chains are inter-woven with appropriate spacing, then the resulting structure is expanded outward to form a tube. This tube can be maintained by proper spacing and by locking the beads at either end.
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).
Abstract: A method and a device for preventing seeping liquid from entering equipment along a connecting line such as an electrical line or a pipe line are disclosed. The method is performed by using a liquid-insulating device surrounding a section of the connecting line to stop the liquid from crossing thereover to reach the equipment. The liquid-insulating device is made of a liquid-proof material, and preferably includes a guiding member to guide the liquid stopped thereby to flow away from the connecting line.
Abstract: Protective netting comprises cables (11, 12) crossing in pairs and defining intersection points (10) at which the pairs of cables (11, 12) are fixed together by a connection (13, 14, 15, 16) comprising two first wires (13, 15) each of which has windings around a respective cable (11, 12) on either side of an intersection point and extends across the other cable (12, 11) in order to restrain it at the intersection point. The connection further comprises at least two further wires (14, 16) wound around respective cables and inserted between the windings of the two first wires (13, 15) so as to form groups of turns disposed in the vicinity of each intersection point.
Abstract: A clip-on stirrup mat for a concrete reinforcement cage comprises at least one and preferably a plurality of resilient clips attached to the stirrup mat and extending outwardly therefrom in the direction of application of a mat to a cage. The clip has a relatively narrow outer end that fits between adjacent wires in the cage and has inwardly extending, diverging first and second legs that lead to more widely spaced distal ends that form an inner end of the clip. The first leg is attached to the mat adjacent a distal end of the leg, and the second leg is resiliently deflectable toward the first leg. The clip and legs are shaped and positioned on the mat such that, as the mat is attached to the cage, the outer end of the clip fits through adjacent wires in the cage and the second leg engages and is deflected toward the first leg by one of the adjacent cage wires. The second leg includes a gripping surface thereon, which may be convolutions, that engages a wire on the cage as the mat is installed on the cage.
Abstract: Impact absorbing net for attenuation of impact energy, having continuous ring groups 10a, 10b, 10c . . . of the ropes 20 with the ring clamps 30 provided to hold the ropes 20. The continuous ring groups 10a, 10b, 10c . . . , are each composed of the rings 20a, 20b, 20c in which the rings 20a, 20a . . . (20b, 20b . . . , or 20c, 20c . . . ) are made by one rope. The ropes 20a, 20b, 20c engage each other. Each of the rings 20a, 20b, 20c, has at least one ring clamp 30.
Abstract: A self locking stirrup mat for providing supplemental support for wire cage concrete reinforcement comprises a stirrup mat formed of a grid of interconnected wires preferably with manually formable tie wires, stirrup elements projecting from the grid, and a self-locking attachment mechanism for attaching the stirrup mat to a wire cage. The self-locking attachment mechanism comprises a plurality of clips fixed at spaced locations on the grid. The clips are shaped and positioned to receive cage wires therein through inlets that are engaged by moving the stirrup mat on the surface of the cage. The clips have one-way inlets that resist removal of the cage wires from the inlets with considerably more force than needed to insert the cage wire into the inlets. In one aspect of the invention, the clips are formed of flat elongated resilient steel loops welded to the tie wires at inclined angles.
Abstract: The present invention is to provide a display control method and apparatus which can display a high-quality image excellent in a gradation even if a resolution of a display device is higher than that of an input image. The display control apparatus which displays input image data of a first resolution on a display device of which a second resolution is higher than the first resolution comprises a calculation circuit for calculating a ratio of the first resolution to the second resolution, a determination circuit for determining the number of gradations on the basis of the ratio in case where the display device displays one pixel data of the input image data to a processing circuit for halftone processing the input image data to produce a value of the number of gradations determined by the a determination circuit and a data conversion circuit for converting the halftone-processed image data into data having a form which can be displayed on the display device.
Abstract: The subject of this invention is a connector used to connect or clamp together at least two strands, as for example at the nodes or crossings in a net. To make the connector of little bulk and obtrusiveness, while still giving a secure jointing effect, it is provided by a blank which is shaped to furnish openings or passages for reception of the crossing or adjacent strands and is deformed under pressure to enclose and grip these strands at their junction in a small coherent body of small overall dimension.
July 17, 1979
Date of Patent:
November 24, 1981
Gerhard Wilks, Gunter Grossmann, Franz Sanz
Abstract: A special component strand for wire fabrics, the fabric consisting of one or more of the special strands extending in spaced apart generally parallel relation, and spaced apart, generally parallel cross wires extending transversely to the special strands, each cross wire being attached to each of the special strands at its point of intersection therewith, as by piercing said special strand or by being wrapped or twisted tightly thereabout. The special strand of the present invention consists of a spring wire core having a sheath of tough but compressible material having alternating ribs and grooves formed longitudinally in the surface thereof, the ribs permitting easy indentation of the strand by a cross wire twisted thereabout, for a more secure connection, and a pair of opposite grooves thereof reducing the strand to a relatively narrow neck for easier piercing by said cross wires.