Set Is Traveling Pin Series Patents (Class 26/96)
  • Patent number: 9073257
    Abstract: A film stretching machine includes a clip chain for holding a lateral edge of a film and stretches the film while transporting the film with the clip chain holding the film and traveling, and includes an upper reference rail disposed at an upper side for guiding the clip chain; a lower reference rail disposed at a lower side for guiding the clip chain; a plurality of clips that constitutes the clip chain; an interval adjusting rail for adjusting intervals of the plurality of clips; and interval adjusting links that couple neighboring clips among the plurality of clips and contact with the interval adjusting rail to adjust the intervals of the plurality of clips. According to the film stretching machine, a stretch degree of a film can be adjusted with a simple configuration and little man-hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayoshi Sano, Satoru Nitta, Noriyuki Ohbuchi, Yoshihisa Ikeda, Hiromu Saijyo
  • Patent number: 7669301
    Abstract: A modular tenter frame for guiding a pair of chains with pins through a predetermined path to transport an open width tubular knit web through a drying oven and/or a steaming station to a compressive treating station to improve quality of the open width tubular knit web. The frame includes a rail section. The rail section guides an associated chain with the pins through the predetermined path to transport the open width tubular knit web through the drying oven and/or the steaming station to the compressive treating station to improve the quality of the open width tubular knit web. The rail section has a pair of recessed tracks being longitudinal, facing in a same direction, being spaced-apart from each other by a space therebetween defined by a web, and receiving the chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Catallo
  • Patent number: 6901639
    Abstract: A stentering machine having a horizontal drying zone and a vertical pretreatment zone for a web of material spread out between stentering chains is described. The stentering chains are brought from the vertical position into a horizontal position in a deflection zone. In order to achieve the result, in the case of a stentering chain with deflection about axes that stand vertical to the surface of the web of material, that the chain can be guided through the deflection zone with tilting of the linking pins, without damage to the pin bearings, the deflection pins are configured to be crowned elements. The deflection bolt bearings are shaped to correspond to the crowning of the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Helge Freiberg, Gottfried Baum, Thomas Tinschert, Hans Mingers
  • Patent number: 6868592
    Abstract: A stentering machine having a horizontal drying zone and a vertical pretreatment zone for a strip of material held spread out between tension chains configured as slide chains is described. The tension chains are brought from the vertical into the horizontal position in a deflection zone. In order to achieve the result that the slide pads that carry the tension chain, in each instance, make area contact with the related support guideways both in the horizontal, level region and in the curved region of the guide rails, the slide surfaces of the supporting slide pads that are affixed to the chain are divided into three consecutive zones, in the transport direction, namely a level edge zone, a curved center zone, and a second level edge zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Helge Freiberg
  • Patent number: 6865783
    Abstract: A stentering machine having a drying zone and a pretreatment zone for coating a web of material on both sides and drying it is described. One aim consists of deflecting a web of material coated in the vertical position and stretched out in width, in order to introduce it into a conventional flat tenter frame, without damaging the coating. According to the invention, the web of material is needled into a pair of stentering chains having a predetermined chain pitch, and deflected from the vertical into the horizontal position on such a large arc that the difference between the sum of the chain pitches that form the arc chords and the arc length itself becomes small enough to be ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Helge Freiberg
  • Patent number: 5862574
    Abstract: A new low-profile tentering system for a tenter machine is realized according to the present invention by a tenter frame including low-profile rail assemblies for carrying an endless carrier. A series of attachment blocks of the endless carrier have tentering connectors to provide for transporting a sheet material under widthwise tension in a longitudinal path through the tenter machine.Each rail assembly has guideways for supporting and carrying an endless carrier within the guideways. The tentering system of this invention uniquely uses a plurality spherical bearing balls for transporting the endless carrier within slots of the guideways. The endless carrier includes an endless belt or endless chain connecting a series of attachment blocks for holding the bearing balls in a position so that they can freely rotate within the guideways. Tentering connectors are carried by the attachment blocks of the endless carrier for supporting spaced apart edges of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1999
    Inventor: Robert J. Poterala
  • Patent number: 5847739
    Abstract: A method of carrying out ink Jet printing includes the steps of: introducing a cloth on which ink Jet printing is to be carried out onto a cloth feeding drum having a plurality of support pins for holding the cloth on the cloth feeding drum; and moving the support pins in the radial direction of the cloth feeding drum at least when the cloth is introduced onto the cloth feeding drum. Further, the method may also include the step of moving the support pins in the axial direction of the cloth feeding drum to apply a tension to the cloth held by the support pins on the cloth feeding drum after the cloth is introduced onto the cloth feeding drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kanaya, Ryouichi Shimada, Kouichi Sugioka
  • Patent number: 5819382
    Abstract: A width stretching unit for textile webs includes a first needle disc unit having first and second needle discs disposed along a first axis at a distance corresponding to the width of the web of material and a second needle disc unit having a second axis which is situated in the pivoting plane parallel to the first axis, and having third and forth needle discs arranged perpendicular to the second axis that rotate about the second axis with the same peripheral speed as the first and second needle discs. The axial distance between the third and fourth needle discs is equal to the axial distance between the first and second needle discs in a zone of increased distance between the first and second needle discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Kusters Zittauer Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Greif, Peter Pfeiffer, Ingo Lison
  • Patent number: 5555610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tenter frame for treating web materials such as woven or knitted fabrics, film or the like, to apparatus for removing a web from a tenter while controlling the web and to a process for removal of a web from a tenter. A pair of endless opposed tenter chains having a plurality of pins thereon engage opposite edges of the web material for holding it as it is treated on the tenter frame. Pinned rolls are provided for engaging and transferring the web material from the pins of the tenter frame with the web taken off of the tenter chains without loss of control over the web. A cutter unit is also be provided for trimming the edges from the web after it has been removed from the tenter chain, and while the web remains under control of the pinned rolls, after which trimmed edges are automatically removed from the pins for discarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Young Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: William O. Young, Jr., Dennis W. Cothran
  • Patent number: 5373613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tenter frame for treating web materials such as woven or knitted fabrics, film or the like, to apparatus for removing a web from a tenter while controlling the web and to a process for removal of a web from a tenter. A pair of endless opposed tenter chains having a plurality of pins thereon engage opposite edges of the web material for holding it as it is treated on the tenter frame. Pinned rolls are provided for engaging and transferring the web material from the pins of the tenter frame with the web taken off of the tenter chains without loss of control over the web. A cutter unit is also provided for trimming the edges from the web after it has been removed from the tenter chain, and while the web remains under control of the pinned rolls, after which trimmed edges are automatically removed from the pins for discarding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1994
    Assignee: Young Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: William O. Young, Jr., Dennis W. Cothran
  • Patent number: 5022336
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding a sewing machine with a textile fabric with opposite side hems. The sewing machine has a needle assembly and a bobbin assembly which are vertically aligned with each other to sew a textile fabric placed at a position between the needle and bobbin assemblies. The feeding apparatus is designed to set and withdraw the fabric into and from said position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Prince Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Iwase
  • Patent number: 4972560
    Abstract: An apparatus for a tenter frame feeds a fabric web to the nip region of vertical pins and cooperating rollers of a pair of endless belt assemblies which transport the web through a drying chamber. The apparatus includes a guide member which guides the web into the nip at a relatively steep angle, preferably in the range of +.degree. to 60.degree.. The guide member can be supported on a pair of swivel supports, each of the swivel supports being movably supported on one of the endless belt assemblies. Additionally the guide member can be a roller rotatable about its axial length which can be rotated in synchronization with the feed of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: A. Monforts GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Gottfried Baum
  • Patent number: 4817254
    Abstract: A tenter entry feed assembly and method is disclosed for a tenter which includes a pair of spaced entry feed assemblies (A, 25, 27). Each entry feed assembly includes a parallel pinning rail section (B), an adjacent elongated fabric conveyor (C, 40), and an elongated contoured feedplate (55) adjacent to each conveyor. Also carried by each entry feed assembly is a sprocket wheel (46) at least one of which is keyed for rotation with a shaft (48). The fabric conveyors (C) and contoured feed plates (55) extend next to a main feed roll (54) of the entry system. In this manner, a pinning point (29) is defined which is very close to the main feed roll and the distance between the feed roll and the pinning point is substantially reduced so that control over the fabric may be had positively by conveyor (40) in the zone. Pinning of the selvages of the fabric (F) occurs in a natural relaxed state generally without tension. An output (88) of shaft (48) is connected to a phase adjusting drive ( 94).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1989
    Inventor: Robert J. Poterala
  • Patent number: 4723345
    Abstract: A chain conveyor of a fabric web stretching machine includes input and output sides of the machine, an endless roller chain having a forward and rearward running parts, chain links, chain bolts absorbing longitudinal chain forces, stretching devices disposed at each of the chain links, a guide rail disposed at the forward running part forming a support for horizontally directed transverse forces to be exerted on the fabric web, chain wheels disposed at the input and output sides of the machine forming transitions between the forward and backward running parts each having teeth engaging in the chain at respective longitudinal ends of the guide rail, a transverse force roller being associated with each of the stretching devices for transferring transverse forces, roller bearings on which the transverse force rollers are supported about a vertical axis coaxial to a respective one of the chain bolts, the transverse force rollers abutting an outer surface of the guide rail facing away from the fabric web, the toot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1988
    Assignee: A. Monforts GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Manfred Pabst
  • Patent number: 4646402
    Abstract: A stretching machine for webs of textile material includes a feeding region of the machine for receiving a web of material in a given travel direction, a driven drawing-in cylinder for engaging the web of material, mutually and adjustably spaced apart chain tracks being pivotable about vertical axes in the feeding region, endless needle chains each being deflected in a respective one of the chain tracks for running into and out of the web of material, a needle engagement device downstream of the drawing-in cylinder in the given travel direction of the web of material for running the web of material onto the needle chains, a support for the drawing-in cylinder being movable in the given travel direction of the web of material, and a device connected to the support for maintaining a constant distance between the drawing-in cylinder and the needle engagement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: A. Monforts GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Franz-Josef Gierse, Heinrich Hermanns, Gerhard Lupnitz, Manfred Pabst, Heribert Schlicht
  • Patent number: 4541353
    Abstract: A dual-chain sewing machine for aligning the edges and the corresponding seam tracks of pieces of a garment that have different curvatures and for sewing the pieces together along the seam tracks includes two flexible, elongated carriers, which move at approximately the same linear speed and which are mounted and arranged for motion around continuous paths. Each carrier has pins extending from it in a direction transverse to the direction of movement, with the pins of one carrier extending toward the pins of the other carrier. A first fabric piece is applied to the pins of the first carrier when a pin bearing portion of the first carrier is in a path segment corresponding to the seam track on the first fabric piece; a second fabric piece is applied to the pins of the second carrier when a pin bearing portion of the second carrier is in a path segment corresponding to the seam track on the second fabric piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Chesebrough-Pond's, Inc.
    Inventor: Elbert Engle
  • Patent number: 4473929
    Abstract: A cloth tentering device wherein the tentering force for spreading cloth is produced magnetically between a permanent magnet member accommodated within a tubular cloth or engaged with the selvages of a flat cloth and rows of electromagnets in position separate from and parallel to the cloth. The tentering force can be freely adjusted in the course of the tentering operation by controlling the energizing current of the electromagnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1984
    Inventor: Sanford M. Green
  • Patent number: 4266327
    Abstract: A releasably interlockable needlestrip and needle-carrier for textile machines includes a generally U-shaped elongated needle carrier having legs defining a longitudinally extending recess therebetween. A plurality of protuberances are provided on one of the legs projecting into the recess. A bracket member is positionable in abutting relationship with a needlestrip and one of the legs thereof is positionable in abutting relationship with the top face of the needlestrip, the needlestrip and bracket member when positioned in such abutting relationship being dimensioned and configured to fit within the recess of the needle carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Staedtler & Uhl
    Inventor: Josef Egerer
  • Patent number: 4238530
    Abstract: A continuous, spliceless bias fabric in which the angular displacement between the warp and filling yarns is in the approximate range of 90 to 150 degrees is produced by the steps of cutting a tubular, square-woven fabric at a bias angle of 40-50 degrees to provide a continuous length of fabric, optionally drying the fabric, calendering at least one layer of an elastomeric compound to at least one side of the continuous length of fabric, heating the thus-calendered fabric, stretching the fabric in its width direction to provide a warp to filling angle of about 90-150 degrees, and cooling the stretched fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1980
    Assignee: Dayco Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald C. Hollaway, Paul L. Spivy, Jack Nelson, Wayne C. Fieler
  • Patent number: 4222809
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for removing scrap ribbons defined by cutting away opposite side edge portions of a carpeting strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: Dayco Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. McLean, Rufus N. Ensley, Anthony J. Alcaraz, Paul E. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 4176429
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for cleaning the clamping surfaces of tenter hook or clip tables and small flaps of tenter hooks or clips during the operation of a tenter hook or clip chain, which comprises a carrier member secured to a tenter hook or clip chain/guide path, an axle vertically positioned with respect to said path, a brush mounting unit supported by said axle and having upwardly and downwardly directed rows of brushes, said brush mounting unit being pivotal on said axle and flexibly connected with the carrier member by a resilient member and, in a position of rest thereof, being positioned so as to be pivoted away from the tenter hook or clip, said brush mounting unit, in the operating position thereof, being pivoted against the tenter hooks or clips in the open position thereof, and whereby the upper row of brushes scrapes and brushes clamping surfaces of the small flaps, and the lower row of brushes scrapes and brushes clamping surfaces of the tenter hook or clip tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Assignee: Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Hans Rottensteiner
  • Patent number: 4176430
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, an elongated base element has as a part thereof, a hinge mechanism mounting a lever for pivotal movement of the lever by a handle whenever movement of the base element causes the handle to strike a cam mounted in the path of movement of the handle attached to the mounted lever, and there being spaced-apart screw-receiving holes in the elongated base element at spaced dimensions such that the screw-receiving holes are alignable with screw-mounting holes in a traveling base and in the selvage pin-mounts and strip carrying the pins, whereby the traveling base is with ease and economically mountable between the strip carrying the pins and the elongated base element, with the lever including a plurality of portions extending across a width of the strip carrying the pins, and with the handle extending downwardly beneath the elongated base element, the lever extending above the elongated base element and above the pin-carrying strip, adapted such that the plurality of portions lying beneat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1979
    Inventors: Harvey G. Anderson, Karl E. Pannaci
  • Patent number: 4134189
    Abstract: This invention relates to the base of tentering clips pivotally connected to form an endless tentering chain and specifically to a structure wherein three rollers are placed in tandem on opposite sides of the base and wherein the roller shaft is also the pivotal connection between adjacent clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Inventor: Hans H. Richter
  • Patent number: 4118956
    Abstract: A fabric printing machine, comprising a printing head, a steamer disposed beyond the printing head, a washer disposed beyond the steamer, a pair of stenter chains operative to engage the edges of the fabric advancing from the printing head and to drive it positively through the steamer, through the washer and past a suction slot disposed beyond a wash tank in the washer, means for adjusting the lateral spacing of the stenter chains to suit the width of the fabric, means for injecting steam into the steamer, and means in the wash tank for circulating water through the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Stalwart Dyeing Company Limited
    Inventor: Nigel John William Stoyel
  • Patent number: 3995457
    Abstract: A continuous padding type dyeing machine particularly suitable for handling elastic fabrics, the machine including a padding bath with at least a pair of main and auxiliary padding rollers and a dryer having a pair of spaced endless conveyors means provided on opposite sides of a path of travel of the fabrics for transferring them through the dryer without causing excessive tensioning thereto. The endless conveyors are movable in and along a number of adjustable guide members and provided with a number of pin members for holding longitudinal side edge portions of the fabrics. A pair of detectors are provided at a lower end of a vertical section of the path of travel of the fabric through the dryer in association with opposite longitudinal side edges of the fabric for adapting the guide members to the particular width of the fabric under treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Inventors: Shigeru Kinomoto, Katsuyuki Nishikawa, Takao Ishida