Link Patents (Class 245/9)
  • Patent number: 8192828
    Abstract: A material includes a frame having at least one elongate member formed of a first polymer. At least one link is formed of a second polymer, with a portion of each link co-molded about a portion of at least one elongate member, and at least one link movable with respect to a corresponding elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Pamela S. Greene, David Brack
  • Patent number: 8002222
    Abstract: A protective glove includes at least one resilient member (17) integral with chain mail fabric and arranged to draw the chain mail fabric of at least one of the glove fingers (16) in the direction or substantially in the direction of the longitudinal axis thereof and toward the wrist portion (12). The resilient member or members (17) are disposed on the portion (11) intended to cover the hand. These resilient member or members (17) are preferably in the form of a flat spring of pin type. The resilient members enable the chain mail to fit at best the fingers of the hand and enable in particular to limit, or even eliminate, the presence of an excess of chain mail at the end of the glove user fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    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: 7234813
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in image display, of projecting a light beam onto a retina of a viewer, to thereby allow the viewer to perceive an image, is disclosed. The apparatus is constructed to include: a light emitter emitting a light beam; a scanner scanning the light beam emitted by the light emitter; an optical system receiving the light beam scanned by the scanner as an incoming light beam, and emitting the received incoming light beam as an outgoing light beam, such that, upon modulation of the light beam with respect to a traveling direction of the light beam, the outgoing light beam is directed to a pupil of the viewer; and a curvature compensator compensating a wavefront curvature of the incoming light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Watanabe, Shoji Yamada
  • 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
  • Patent number: 5542648
    Abstract: Wire fencing including a first multiplicity of wires lying in a first plane and extending in generally uniformly mutually spaced relationship and a second multiplicity of wires lying in a second plane adjacent to the first plane and extending in generally uniformly mutually spaced relationship in touching relationship with the first multiplicity of wires at a third multiplicity of intersection locations, the first and second multiplicities of wires being fixedly joined to each other at the third multiplicity of intersection locations, the first multiplicity of wires extending generally along mutually parallel first axes which are not perpendicular to second axes along which the second multiplicity of wires generally extend at a first group of the intersection locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Yehuda Welded Mesh. Ltd.
    Inventor: Moshe H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 5016337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing net structures by connecting annular net elements with connectors. The present method includes a net strip forming process in which a net strip is formed with a plurality of annular sections for net elements arranged in a predetermined pattern and joined with the net strip through joints on the outer edges of the annular sections, a connecting process in which all adjacent annular sections of the net strip are connected to each other with a connector in a position where no joint is provided, and a separation process in which the joints are cut off to separate each annular section from the net strip for formation of the net elements. According to the invention, a net strip is punched to have a plurality of annular sections and with the annular sections kept joined with the strip, the adjacent annular sections are connected to each other with a connector, and then the annular sections are cut off from the strip to form individual net elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Kimie Ejima
  • Patent number: 4469221
    Abstract: A papermakers fabric formed from a plurality of elongated, generally cylindrical pintles which are positioned in spaced relationship relative to each other and with their axes substantially parallel to define the width of the fabric. A plurality of link members interconnect the several pintles to define the length of the fabric. Each link interconnects two pintles and the configuration of the link can be varied to facilitate the manufacture thereof, to facilitate construction of the fabric, and to facilitate repair of a damaged fabric while the same is on the papermaking machine. Additionally, the permeability of the fabric can be varied by changing the thickness of the links used to form the fabric. Moreover, the links can be made of injection molded plastic for reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1984
    Assignee: Scapa Inc.
    Inventor: Hans Albert
  • Patent number: 4004493
    Abstract: An improved design in bullet proof garments consisting of an armored layer between a nylon fabric inner layer and an outside cushion layer of material, the armored layer consisting of an assembly of small metal plates bent either into U-shaped or N-shaped configuration and fastened together by small rings so to form a flexible panel that allows a wearer to comfortably move his body while the metal plates resist a bullet penetration due to a novel design in which springness thereof is used to resist the bullet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Inventor: Vincent Costanza
  • Patent number: 3954125
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanism adapted for twisting an eye formed at one end of a U-shaped link, said mechanism comprising a frame, an input shaft supported by the frame for rotation and adapted to be rotated by a power source, a clamp on the frame for gripping the link against movement and with the eye extending from the clamp, and a rotatable head on the frame and connected to the input shaft and engagable with the extending eye for twisting the eye in one direction through a first angular distance in response to one portion of the rotational cycle of the input shaft and for additionally twisting the eye in the one direction through an additional angular distance in response to another portion of the rotational cycle of the input shaft.Also disclosed herein is a wire chain and a wire fabric and methods of making the same incorporating the operation of the above disclosed eye twisting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Assignee: Frank L. Wells Company
    Inventor: Horst F. Wentzek