Interlocking Loops Patents (Class 245/5)
  • Patent number: 10194643
    Abstract: An edge finishing for a mesh formed by interlacing adjacent wire pickets, each picket formed in a zig-zag manner, the edge finishing comprising two interlinked loops where a first loop is formed from a first picket of the adjacent pickets and a second loop is formed from a second picket of the adjacent pickets, wherein the first loop and the second loop are interlocked together, via first and second loop-ends, at an intersection of the first picket and the second picket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ullrich Machinery Company Limited
    Inventors: Mark William Ullrich, Nelson Hartley Thelning, Kevin McBride Anderson
  • Patent number: 9677243
    Abstract: This invention is directed to corrugated retention and filtration systems which are designed and installed to control sediment runoff. The corrugated systems creates a multiple of adjacent retention and filtration wedges with acute angles at their downstream vertexes for increased surface area and an increased number of structural support elements throughout the system. The corrugated retention and filtration system provides structural, hydrodynamic, and filtration features not available from a conventional linear systems used for sedimentation control applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Robert G. Carroll, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8474764
    Abstract: A lightweight three-dimensional wire structure which includes a plurality of wires that are connected to each other and intersect in the three-dimensional space to form a plurality of cells. In addition, a method for producing the three-dimensional wire structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventors: Stephan Kieselstein, Thomas Weinrich
  • Patent number: 8424811
    Abstract: A barbed-type mesh is primarily intended to be used to protect young trees from livestock or other animals. The mesh is made from wires or electrowelded bars having sharp points on the surface thereof. The sharp points are electrowelded at intersections of the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Juan Maria Cruz-Sagredo Garcia
  • Publication number: 20120241565
    Abstract: A protective net, especially for rockfall protection or for verge securing, with a diagonal weave, is formed by a three-dimensional mattress-like structure. The same is woven from individual spiral-shaped bent wire strands, wire bundles, wire cables or suchlike, which incorporate two or more wires or wire strands made of steel. It is of great advantage if the wire strands, wire cables, or wire bundles or suchlike are made at least in part from high tensile steel, and if the protective nets can therefore be equipped with very great strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Stephan Beat Wartmann
  • Patent number: 8070107
    Abstract: A net structure includes a plurality of metal rightwards inclined wires including, in sequence, a first rightwards inclined wire, a second rightwards inclined wire, and an N-th rightwards inclined wire. The net structure further includes a plurality of metal leftwards inclined wires including, in sequence, a first leftwards inclined wire, a second leftwards inclined wire, and an N-th leftwards inclined wire. The first rightwards inclined wires intersects, in sequence, from the first rightwards inclined wire through the N-th rightwards inclined wire at an intersection at which a twine portion is formed. The second rightwards inclined wires intersects, in sequence, from the second rightwards inclined wire through the N-th rightwards inclined wire at an intersection at which a twine portion is formed. The N-th leftwards inclined wire intersects the N-th rightwards inclined wire at an intersection at which a twine portion is formed, thereby forming a net structure with a plurality of hexagonal meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Kang-Chan Enterprise Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Chen, Shun-Fang Chen
  • Patent number: 7845020
    Abstract: An article of clothing or a decorative article, at least one portion of which is made of chain mail fabric made of interweaved metal rings, wherein the chain mail fabric portion is associated with at least one resilient member arranged so as to tighten the chain mail fabric on a part of the user's body and/or to draw and tension a portion of the chain mail fabric so as to absorb a local excess of material. At least one of the resilient members is in the form of a flat spring (4) of pin type, consisting of a juxtaposition of elongated wire arms (5) connected in pairs by an elastic joint (6), where an articulation axis of the elastic joint is perpendicular to a plane containing the respective pair of wire arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Manulatex France
    Inventors: Philippe Jaunault, Sophie Jaunault, Franck Beneteau
  • Patent number: 7325774
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventors: Wan Jin Jun, Soo Young Huh
  • Patent number: 7237272
    Abstract: A flexible mesh of interwoven metal rings for production of protective clothing is provided with one or more recesses in which an oblong stiffening element is arranged, which latter consists of a metal strap made from a spring material and is provided with holes at least along its edge, which holes are engaged by rings of the mesh that are located along the edge of the at least one recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Ewald Bötcher
  • Patent number: 7108233
    Abstract: A wire ring net, particularly for providing barriers for rocky walls and the like comprises a plurality of braided wire rings, each wire ring comprising, at a starting end of its wire, a first curled portion wound about the wire of the first turn and, at the terminal, end of the wire, a second curled portion wound about the rope forming the wire ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Mauro Giuseppin
  • Patent number: 6908065
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: Gregory Ritchie
  • Patent number: 6865852
    Abstract: A device for protection of property against high winds comprising a flexible material of predetermined strength and stretch characteristics, and in the form of a panel or several panels, utilized to protect the side of a structure including its windows and doors from the strong winds and debris impacts occurring during a hurricane. The device is anchored in a manner to space it out from the area being protected according to formula provided, and can safely dissipate substantial impacting energy. The preferred embodiment attaches to an overhanging eave and the ground below protecting in addition to the windows and doors, plantings, outdoor furniture, decorative shutters, downspouts, and such as are enclosed behind the barrier. Several methods of storage and deployment of said curtain are described including rolling, sliding, and converting to awning. The barrier has the added feature of acting as a tie down in certain applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Targus International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted Gower
  • 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: 6684912
    Abstract: A cylindrical net body using helical wire members that can be easily assembled and disassembled at a working site. The invention provides also a cylindrical net body using helical wire members that have high tenacity and high durability and yet can reduce the weight. Wire members having a predetermined outer diameter are wound in predetermined lead and predetermined pitch to provide helical wire members in such a fashion that a diameter of a helix is about twice the outer diameter of the wire members, crests and troughs have substantially a similar shape, and each trough is positioned outside the center of the helix. The helical wire members are wound into a coil shape to form transverse helical wire members. Longitudinal helical wire members formed of the helical wire members are united and fixed side by side with the transverse helical wire members, with predetermined gaps, to form a cylindrical net body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Taihei Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Katsura
  • Publication number: 20030066935
    Abstract: A dryer screen, which is woven of flat machine direction threads and round cross-machine direction threads. After weaving the fabric is subjected to heat treatment, and as a result of the strong shrinkage of the weft threads the adjacent warp threads are overlapping in relation to one another on the paper side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: TAMFELT OYJ ABP
    Inventor: Rauno Enqvist
  • Patent number: 6457282
    Abstract: A skeletal structure is provided, including a plurality of preferably resiliently flexible rings, each ring passing through and thus being interwoven with immediately adjacent rings, preferably five, so that the rings collectively form a flexible mesh, the flexible mesh being formed into a surface having a double curve substantially defining at least a part of a spherical surface. Each ring is formed from a resiliently flexible linear member having first and second member ends, preferably releasibly interconnected by an overlapping clasp. The spherical surface may be a whole sphere, and may comprise thirty two rings. The spherical surface alternatively may be a hemisphere, which is preferable when the skeletal structure is used as the frame for a building, or the roof of a building such as a domed stadium. The bending of resiliently flexible linear material around to close on itself places the resulting rings into tensile loading, or in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Edwin Donald O'Toole
  • Patent number: 6168118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcing mat (1) for reinforcing a top layer of a ground, which top layer consists of bitumen, asphalt or a hydrocarbon-containing material of like nature, in which the reinforcing mat (1) is a mat woven with longitudinal wires (2, 3) and provided with reinforcement elements (4) running in the transverse direction of the mat, in which the reinforcement elements (4) consist of helically twisted steel profiled wires of essentially rectangular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: N.V. Bekaert S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Vancraeynest, Johan Veys
  • Patent number: 6073467
    Abstract: Three-dimensional knitted catalyst gauzes made from noble metals have recently come into use for ammonia oxidation and other gaseous reactions. Particularly high yields accompanied by a stable course of the reaction and an extended service life of the catalyst gauze are achieved if the catalyst gauzes are knitted in two or more layers and the layers are connected together by pile threads. Important features are the largest possible number of pile threads per unit area and the alignment thereof as parallel as possible to the direction of flow of the reaction gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Siegfried Blass, Horst Dubler, Dietmar Konigs, Thomas Stoll, Harald Voss
  • Patent number: 6027785
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Yugen Kaisha Yoshiba Kozo Dezain
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 5996972
    Abstract: The wire rope net includes a plurality of meander-shaped wire ropes which form together a knitted meshed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventor: Hermann Kaiser
  • Patent number: 4872306
    Abstract: A chain mesh for easy installation comprises a plurality of running lengths of chain. In one embodiment a plurality of vertical running lengths are positioned in parallel spaced relationship. A plurality of substantially horizontal running lengths are then positioned closely adjacent the plurality of vertical running lengths, and then the points of crossing are interconnected by connecting links therebetween. Each connecting link is normally open, and then closed after being installed between a respective vertical link and a close horizontal link. The connecting links permit a flexibility between the vertical and the horizontal chains, but substantially retain the cross parallel chains in such relationship. This crossed relationship may have the respective plurality of chains substantially perpendicular to each other, or they may be at an oblique angle to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Ensminger, Andrzej Kalazny
  • Patent number: 4869061
    Abstract: A chain mesh for easy installation comprises a plurality of running lengths of chain. In one embodiment a plurality of vertical running lengths are positioned in parallel spaced relationship. A plurality of substantially horizontal running lengths are then positioned closely adjacent the plurality of vertical running lengths, and then the points of crossing are interconnected by connecting links therebetween. Each connecting link is normally open, and then closed after being installed between a respective vertical link and a close horizontal link. The connecting links permit a flexibility between the vertical and the horizontal chains, but substantially retain the cross parallel chains in such relationship. This crossed relationship may have the respective plurality of chains substantially perpendicular to each other, or they may be at an oblique angle to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Ensminger, Andrzej Kalazny
  • Patent number: 4526347
    Abstract: A fence assembly comprises a plurality of panels of expanded metal mesh having a plurality of closed meshes. The panels are arranged in zig-zag relationship, and each panel is joined to another panel by means of portion of some of the meshes of the panel adjacent an edge thereof, projecting through meshes of the other panel. The interlocking meshes are intertwined to retain the panels interlocked. The fence assembly may be secured to, or buried in, a trench in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Institute for Industrial Research and Standards
    Inventor: Thomas P. McLoughlin
  • Patent number: 4081148
    Abstract: An improved plant support structure formed of relatively rigid, bent steel wire. In one form, the plant support comprises a plurality of wire elements each formed into a plurality of diamond-shaped segments with each element mutually interconnectable to a like element by means of a plurality of rigid, frictional, releasable wire interconnections. In an alternate form, the plant support of the present invention is formed of a longitudinal wire fabric web comprising a single strand of wire formed into a plurality of mutually interconnected transverse strand segments each bent into a zig-zag shape and interconnected to the next adjacent strand segment by means of frictional twisted wire connections. The plant support structure may be open fence-like trellis structures or closed substantially cylindrical structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Inventor: George W. Murphy
  • Patent number: 4038040
    Abstract: A flexible fine lattice-like grid structure is formed by etching a metal foil printed with a pattern of intersecting webs crossing at junction points. The sections of the webs extending between the junction points have a length greater than the shortest between the junction points. The web sections between junction points can be curvilinear or made up of a plurality of angularly disposed rectilinear sub-sections. The shape and length of web sections can be varied to achieve different expansion limits in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Nagl