Cord Guides Patents (Class 289/15)
  • Patent number: 8414035
    Abstract: A knot tying system is presented containing a feeding mechanism, a knot tying device, and a clamp. The feeding mechanism has a drive roller and an idle roller capable of guiding a wire. A truck is connected to the end of the wire, and fed into a guide track, fixed relative to the feeding mechanism. The guide track provides a curved track in the shape of a knot desired. The track has a tube having a wire extraction slot running along the length of the tube, an intersection region where an outer portion of the guide track intersects an inner portion of the guide track, and a slit through the inner portion of the guide track substantially at the intersection region. A sensing and control system may also be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Dartmouth College
    Inventor: Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20110185620
    Abstract: A fishing net includes a knot made by a method. The method includes, lifting a weft and rotating an upper hook once until a part of the lifted weft is hooked around the upper hook, hooking a warp around the upper hook from a direction opposite to that of the weft hooked around the upper hook, then half rotating the upper hook, thereby detaching the weft from the upper hook, lowering the lifting plate and rotating the upper hook one and a half rotations in a direction opposite to that of the previous rotation, thereby forming a loop in the warp, pulling middle of the warp into the loop by use of an under hook, subsequently detaching, from the under hook, the middle of the warp passed through the loop, and passing the weft into a loop portion of the middle of the warp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Kazumitsu Momoi
  • Publication number: 20110187100
    Abstract: A knot tying system is presented containing a feeding mechanism, a knot tying device, and a clamp. The feeding mechanism has a drive roller and an idle roller capable of guiding a wire. A truck is connected to the end of the wire, and fed into a guide track, fixed relative to the feeding mechanism. The guide track provides a curved track in the shape of a knot desired. The track has a tube having a wire extraction slot running along the length of the tube, an intersection region where an outer portion of the guide track intersects an inner portion of the guide track, and a slit through the inner portion of the guide track substantially at the intersection region. A sensing and control system may also be present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Dartmouth College
    Inventor: Matthew Bell
  • Patent number: 7959193
    Abstract: Apparatus for knotting at least one string of material has a fixed knotter plate, a primary knotter plate, a secondary knotter plate, means to apply tension to the string, and means for threading the string through the knotter plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony C. Ng
  • Patent number: 6143006
    Abstract: A knot tier and method for advancing, tightening and locking a sliding knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Kwan-Ho Chan
  • Patent number: 6030007
    Abstract: A method of fastening a line to an object to form a continually adjustable nonreturn knot to adjust the length and tension of the line. The line is passed from one side of an object to another through one or more holes in the object and one portion is tucked under another portion of itself, creating a nip, to pinch the one portion against a surface of the object. The friction added by the nip is sufficient to prevent the line from being pulled through the knot in one direction but is insufficient to prevent it from being pulled through in the opposite direction. In variations of the embodiments of the knot, a release line is also attached to the line proximate the nip to relieve the friction added by the nip sufficiently to allow the line to be pulled through the knot in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Hughes Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Samir F. Bassily, Joseph Uribe
  • Patent number: 6015172
    Abstract: A device for supporting a necktie during tying to facilitate the formation of a useful and aesthetically pleasing knot so that the necktie may be removed from the device and worn includes a base member, an arrangement for supporting a necktie including first and second support members mounted to the base member and projecting outwardly therefrom, and an arrangement for preventing necktie movement in a direction towards the first and second support members which is mounted to the base member at a vertical spacing from the upper support members. The present invention also provides a method for tying a necktie on the device which includes draping a necktie over the upper support members and, using the lower support members, forming a slip knot in the necktie which is drawn tight against the lower support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Inventors: Wayne Williams, Robert Todd Williams
  • Patent number: 5997051
    Abstract: A shoelace tying system, for use with shoelaces in sneakers or shoes having lace holes, including a pair of top lace holes. A first lace end and a second lace end extend from the top lace holes. The first lace end and second lace end are tied into a simple knot or a double simple knot. The first lace end and second lace end are then tied into a bow knot, forming a first loop and a second loop from the first lace end and second lace end, respectively. The first loop and second lace end are wrapped around the bow knot and pulled between the bow knot and simple knot. The first loop and second loop are grasped, and pulled tightly opposite each other to form a double bow knot. To untie the double bow knot, the first lace end and second lace end are grasped and pulled opposite each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Inventors: Paul J Kissner, Marjorie J Kissner
  • Patent number: 5970697
    Abstract: A rope or line having a permanent loop of fixed diameter spliced in each end thereof provides for the suspension of innumerable articles in various industries, but is particularly well suited for use in underground mining, where it may be used to support continuous miner machine cables, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic lines, air ventilation ducts, etc., above the floor of the mine drift. The line is preferably formed of a braided synthetic fiber which has been treated to provide flame retardant properties and which is also electrically non-conductive. Treated, braided polypropylene is a suitable material for the present double looped line. The closed loops are formed by passing the first end of the line diametrically through its opposite portion, and then coaxially through that same portion and diametrically through the portion captured within the hollow braided core to secure the first end therein and to form a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventors: William J. B. Jacobs, Tanya S. Jacobs, Mark W. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 5864881
    Abstract: A method of tying neckties is presented whereby users can avoid the common frustration of repeated tying to achieve the desired lengths of the two ends of the tie to ultimately position the tie at a desired distance from neck down. The method includes tying the tie initially to the wearer's satisfaction, then marking the desired lengths, first on the wide end by removing the wide end from the knot while holding the narrow end in place against the wearer's neck, and then on the narrow end after retying by reinserting the wide end through the knot. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes markers made of commercially available flexible double-sided adhesive to hold the two ends of the tie together thereby providing the additional benefit of preventing flapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Inventor: Robert L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 5816140
    Abstract: A bale wire tying apparatus is provided to be used in conjunction with a baling press for tying looped ends of lengths of bale wire together around a compressed bale. The bale wire tying apparatus is formed by an elongated generally U-shaped channel member. The channel member generally includes an open wire releasing slot and a knot release opening which may be closed off by a knot release door. A loop securing element and various inner sloped wire loop guide surfaces are provided for guiding the looped ends into tying engagement. Methods for tying pre-formed looped ends of lengths of bale wire using such a bale wire tying apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Langston Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph H. Hart
  • Patent number: 5728109
    Abstract: An improved method of forming a non-slip surgical knot for fastening tissue, and the knot prepared by the improved method, are disclosed. A partially tied knot which has a first loop and knot loops formed about the first loop to create a common loop core receiving the first loop is initially provided. The distal end of the suture filament from which the partially tied knot is made is passed through the tissue, and it is then fed through the first loop to form a tissue-fastening loop. The improvement involves pulling the first loop and a portion of the suture filament through the common loop core, thus eliminating the first loop and forming a distal loop positioned adjacent the common loop core. When this improved method is used to form the non-slip knot, a knot with a consistently high knot security can be formed without the need to provide a tension on the suture filament which exceeds the breaking strength of the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale R. Schulze, Troy A. McMillen
  • Patent number: 5694826
    Abstract: A hand held tool for starting lace stitching or braiding, including a firm, stabilizing ridge about the perimeter with a relatively thin, flexible plastic panel within the perimeter. The panel includes a systematic scheme of holes that are interconnected by channels. The holes are sized and shaped to accommodate a particular lacing material and the holes are arranged to permit a particular design in the finished gimp. The tool is removed from the finished gimp with the exertion of a gentle separating force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Pepperell Braiding Company Inc.
    Inventor: Mary Slivinski
  • Patent number: 5692241
    Abstract: A necktie knot forming device is provided. The knot forming device is temporarily attached to the tie prior to forming the knot and retains the tie and the device in position during the knot formation process. Once the knot is substantially completely formed, the device is then removed from the tie and a neat, consistent, four-in-hand knot remains in the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Inventor: Matthew M. Helfer
  • Patent number: 5634290
    Abstract: A harness lure tying device comprises a plurality of beads and a spinner disposed on a shaft having an axial bore therethrough and removable retainers at opposite ends of the shaft. The removal of one or the other retainers permits the beads and spinner to be slid onto and off the shaft into and out of engagement with a leader line during the tying of a harness lure or the replacement of the beads and blade of a harness for those of another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Inventor: Floyd H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5603181
    Abstract: A connecting device for connecting an object, such as a fishing lure, to a line without formation of a knot in the line. The connecting device includes a first shank angularly disposed from a second shank, a line engaging hook and a line retaining loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: H.A.L.A.Q., Inc.
    Inventor: Qaiyim Abdul-Raheem
  • Patent number: 5573286
    Abstract: A knot formed by providing a bight in a strand, then forming a lark's head in the bight so as to produce a pair of adjacent loops and a pair of free ends extending from the loops, then passing the free ends around the object and passing them through both said loops in series, and then tying at least one overhand hitch in the free ends to resist any forces tending to pull the free ends back through the loops.The knot is useful in orthopedic surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Inventor: Chaim Rogozinski
  • Patent number: 5566435
    Abstract: An improved knot for attachment of withdrawal cords to tampons is provided. The knot comprises at least two closed loops around a portion of a length of absorbent material. The standing parts of the cord cross at least twice, to form a crossed portion at the base of the loops; a loop portion overlies the crossed portion when the knot is in place around the absorbent material, applying pressure to the crossed portion when the knot is tightened. The invention also features a process for forming the knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Tambrands Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5536273
    Abstract: A suture applier instrument for tying suture and loop ligatures in laparoscopic excisional procedures such as LAVH, tubal ligation, salpingectomy, cophorectomy and appendectomy; in the repair of the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries; and in retropubic colposuspension using locking slip knots; and an efficient extracorporeal method to effectively lock them. The slip knot is held at the tip of the suture applier instrument and is kept in position on the target tissues while its two suture strands are operated extracorporeally, tying the loop ligature with one of the strands and locking or tightening the knot itself with the other. Additional hitch knots may be introduced and tied after the slip knot has been applied, using the same instrument. New knots, spool for pretied knot sutures and knot tying techniques for use with the suture applier are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Theodor Lehrer
  • Patent number: 5480406
    Abstract: The disclosure contemplates a method for using an endoscopic suturing apparatus to conveniently place various knots in suture such as a square knot, a modified fisherman's knot, a securing knot, an alternative square knot and a surgeon's knot. The knots are formed variously by placing the suture between the jaws or around one jaw and passing the needle from one jaw to the other to be able to draw the suture through loops formed in the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Nolan, H. Jonathan Tovey, Corbett W. Stone, Gregory S. Gardner
  • Patent number: 5279067
    Abstract: A method of attaching a line to a hooked item such as a fishing hook, plug, gig, lure or spoon. Each hooked item includes an elongated shank and an open-ended slot disposed contiguous with one end of the shank. Formed when the material from which the shank is fabricated is bent back upon itself, the slot is tapered, having a slight divergence toward the open end of the slot. For a particular slot, a line having a transverse cross-section with a radius approximately equal to the radius of curvature of the closed end of the slot is employed; but because of the tapered slot, each slot size can be used with a wide range of line sizes. To attach the line to the hooked item, one simply places an end of the line through the slot, runs a portion of the line past the slot along the shank, wraps the line extending beyond this portion around it and the shank, and finally pulls the free end of the line into the slot and towards the closed end thereof of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Inventor: Bruce O. Tollison
  • Patent number: 5240295
    Abstract: A device which facilitates tying knots, particularly blood knots joining sections of a leader for a fishing line, includes a flexible frame having a base and left and right legs which project away from the base, there being a gap between the two legs. The frame carries a post which projects from the base into the gap intermediate the two legs and may be extended or retracted and even withdrawn. The legs carry winders which rotate about a common axis. Each winder has a hollow interior, a winding arm located at the gap, and a gripping sleeve remote from the gap. Lines or lengths of leader are inserted through the hollow interior of each winder and engaged with the winder arm of the other winder. When the winders are rotated, their arms twist the lines around each other, but the post forms a separation or opening in the wound region of the lines. The tag ends of the lines are inserted through the separation to produce a blood knot which is pulled tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Inventor: Donald R. Spencer
  • Patent number: 5236232
    Abstract: A knot tying device that permits the formation of slip bobber knots for use with slip bobbers or floats for fishing. The device includes a cylindrical knot support member with two bores. A first bore extends through the length of the support member while a second bore extends from the top surface of the knot support member substantially parallel to the first bore and out through a thumb slot present in the side wall of the support knot member. A carrier tube is inserted into the first bore of the support member. The string is wrapped about the device to form a knot on the carrier which is later transferred to the desired portion of the fishing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: Du-Bro Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Broberg
  • Patent number: 5217470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel use of the capstan knot as a suture knot in surgical procedures along with a simplified method for such knot's formation, an apparatus for forming a protoknot of the capstan knot, and a pre-formed suture system which provides a capstan knot protoknot mounted on a knot tightener having a channel passing therethrough. The protoknot, once formed, is transformed into a completed capstan knot by straight-line passage of the standing part of the filament, to which a surgical needle is initially attached, through a defined path through the protoknot after passage of the filament through the patient's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: Peter V. Weston
  • Patent number: 5211650
    Abstract: A suturing device includes a shaft with a pair of axial passages extending through the shaft. A length of suture passes through the first axial passage, the suture having a surgical needle attached to its distal end, and a preformed knotted loop disposed at a distal end of the first axial passage. The second axial passage includes a gaseous seal and is configured to receive a surgical instrument for manipulating tissue to facilitate application of the suture. In the method of the invention, the suturing device is inserted through a cannula and a surgical instrument is introduced through the second axial passage. Tissue is manipulated using the surgical instrument to facilitate application of the suture. A needle holder introduced through a separate cannula is used to pass the needle through the wound and through the knotted loop. Tension is then applied to the suture to close the knot and bind the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: LaParomed Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne A. Noda
  • Patent number: 5129912
    Abstract: A suture applier comprises a shaft having proximal and distal ends and carrying a length of suture along its axis. The suture has a surgical needle at its distal end and a knotted loop formed proximally of the needle. The knotted loop is carried at the distal end of the shaft, and a slidable handle is provided at the proximal end for applying axial tension on the suture. In this way, the needle may be used to suture a wound in tissue and may be tied by passing the needle through the knotted loop and closing the loop by pulling on the slidable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Laparomed Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne A. Noda, Paul Lubock
  • Patent number: 5104160
    Abstract: A sliding noose of a lasso is held open on a support while the neck of a balloon to be tied is inserted into the open noose. Thereafter, relative displacement between the support and the balloon causes the noose to be released from the support. The noose is closed tightly about the balloon neck during such displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1992
    Inventor: Peter S. C. Cheng
  • Patent number: 5062344
    Abstract: An eye splice is disclosed for a hollow braid type of cord for use in a parachute shroud or the like. It comprises a bight 22 in the free end of the cord which is folded back to form an eye 16 with the bight extending through braided wall of the cord at an entry point 34 and then through the center to a take-out point 36 and then through the wall to provide a cinch loop 28 of the bight extending beyond the wall. The end of the standing part of the cord passes through and the cinch loop which is tight around the standing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Sparton Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas F. Gerker
  • Patent number: 5011197
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a method for securing twines or strings made of natural or synthetic fibers into tightly wrapped closed loops around bales, boxes or other objects. It applies the knotting effect of twines, when under proper tension are twisted together into overlapping multiple strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Inventor: Joseph Molitorisz
  • Patent number: 4973090
    Abstract: A method of binding material with a knot including: drawing a continuous lace of binding material around the material to be bound so that two separate draw points are formed, tying the continuous lace of material initially in a half-knot with two equal subloops for bringing the two draw points together, additionally tying a double-loop bow-knot in the continuous lace of material wherein the midpoint of the continuous lace of material is located substantially in the center portion of the knot and the acme of each box loop is comprised substantially of the first and third quarter points of the original continuous loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Inventor: Nicholas Hyduke
  • Patent number: 4962929
    Abstract: A slip knot wrist strap attachment for an item of equipment, such as a sport racquet, is fabricated from a single piece of tubular braid. One end of the braid is inserted through the core of the tubular braid from an insertion point thereof and fed through the inside of the tube to the other end of the tube to form an inner tube, an outer tube and a holding loop. The ends of the inner tube and outer tube are inserted through the formed holding loop and the outer tube is slid over the inner tube to close the holding loop, thereby forming a sliding loop from the insertion point. The sliding loop may fit around the wrist of the equipment user and the remote end may be tied to the item of equipment during use of the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: Lacer, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene R. Melton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4918785
    Abstract: The mechanical knot for ropes is a device to replace the time-honored metal hook and the conventional knots now used on tow and hoist ropes, and also tethering ropes. The device comprises a length of pipe or tube with an elongated slotted portion or portions in the walls, or a base plate with an elongated slot in it, and with right angle shoulders, each of which has a hole in it. Several methods of manufacture may be used in forming the device from various appropriate materials, including, but not limited to, milling, casting, extruding and bending. Strain on the rope secures the mechanical knot in place. When tension is relaxed, the rope can be easily untied. Should the rope break under strain, it will snap free of the mechanical knot device instantly, thus permitting the device to drop free from the rope. When it is desired to use a rope without the mechanical knot, it simply is slid off the rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventors: Ralphael F. Spinner, deceased, Clement F. Marley, by Sara C. Grant, by Mary Brown
  • Patent number: 4902050
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the tying of knots in elongated flexible members such as string or rope. The method includes the steps of first providing an elongated member of a desired length and then clamping the elongated member at a location spaced a predetermined distance from the free end thereof while rotating the clamped location to form a loop, with the free end crossing over the loop. The free end of the elongated member is then removed through the loop and the end is then clamped. The initial clamping pressure is released and the elongated member is then pulled to complete the tying of a knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1990
    Assignee: Lake Center Industries a division of Guy F. Atkinson Company
    Inventors: Eugene E. Sobeck, Edward L. Steele
  • Patent number: 4870978
    Abstract: An adjustable tourniquet device is set forth wherein a predetermined length of surgical elastomeric tubing is doubled upon itself and subsequently knotted along the length to form a series of loops terminating in a final knot. The loops may be equally spaced or of decreasing opening size by varying the spacing between the sequential knots. The device is positionable about a victim's limb whereupon the device is extended about the limb and the final knot is positioned through one of the loops to provide adequate pressure on the limb to limit circulation consistent with tourniquet use. The decreasing loops of the tourniquet provide an extra measure of adjustment in use by enabling incrementally smaller diametrical application of the tourniquet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1989
    Inventor: Sharon L. Atwell
  • Patent number: 4815772
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for forming a knot in a necktie. The method comprises utilizing a tool which is shaped and dimensioned to facilitate the wrapping of a free end of the necktie about the other free end to form a knot in the tie. The tool can include inscriptions formed thereon indicating the direction of movement of one free end about the other during formation of a knot in the tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1989
    Inventor: Daniel R. Lizarraga
  • Patent number: 4802877
    Abstract: A method of tying a balloon having an inflatable bulb bounding a chamber, a flexible neck with a passageway in communication with the chamber, and a filling opening in the neck through which a fluid can be directed into the neck passageway and inflation chamber. The method contemplates the steps of providing a device with a housing having first and second elongate legs projecting therefrom in substantially parallel alignment, placing the neck of the balloon between the first and second legs, situating a length of flexible line across the neck in lengthwise alignment with and adjacent to one of the legs, twisting the legs about their length to thereby roll the balloon neck against itself and surround the line, and tying the line against itself so that the neck is embraced by the line. The invention is also concerned with a hand tool device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: CTI Industries
    Inventors: John C. Davis, James A. Milne
  • Patent number: 4795201
    Abstract: A method of knotting with a clamp adjacent an axis and a two-jaw knotting head rotatable about the axis comprises the steps of first wrapping a strand around an object to be trussed with the strand ends together and gripping and retaining the strand ends together in the clamp with one of the strand end portions passing under the jaws of the knotting head and then upward to the object, the other strand end portion passing over the knotting head between the one end portion and the axis and then downward to the object, and the strand end portions crossing between the knotting head and the object being trussed. Then the knotting head is rotated through less than one full revolution with the jaws closed together to bring the crossing point of the strands onto the jaws and loop the one end portion around the jaws. The jaws are then opened and the head rotated through the balance of the revolution to engage both end portions between the jaws between the clamp and the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignee: Veb Kombinat Frotschritt Landmaschinen
    Inventors: Hubert Prellwitz, Gunter John, Christian Steglich, Astrid Kruger
  • Patent number: 4774870
    Abstract: A knotting method for a netting is disclosed which comprises the steps of seizing together a warp yarn which is paid out from a creel stand and a weft yarn which is paid out from a shuttle to form substantially concentric loops which are opposite in yarn feed direction to each other, pulling out the warp yarn upstream of the loop with respect to a feed direction of the warp yarn through the concentric loops to the opposite side, causing a weft supply side where the weft yarn is paid out to pass through a loop which is formed by the warp yarn as pulled out through the concentric loops, and tightening the warp and weft yarns which are intertwined. The resultant knot is firm and very small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Amita Iron Works Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiji Yamamoto, Kaname Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 4714281
    Abstract: A hand-held device for tying a twisted clinch knot includes a worm shaft, a handle defining a recess shaped to receive the shaft, a first stop for determining a forwardmost position of the shaft relative to the handle and for retaining a first end of the shaft within the handle, a hook located on a second forward end of the shaft, and a protrusion located on an interior wall of the handle that is received within threads of the shaft. A method for tying a twisted clinch knot includes the steps of providing the aforementioned device, attaching the hook to an article to which a line is to be secured, advancing an end portion of the line through an opening defined by the article, rotating the shaft about the protrusion while holding the handle on one side of the opening and while holding the end portion and a next adjacent end portion of the line on the other side of the opening, and passing a part of the end portion through a loop of the line that passes through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Inventor: Richard M. Peck
  • Patent number: 4711476
    Abstract: A knot or bend for use with single or multiple lengths of material and comprising an overhand knot entwined with a crossing knot. The resulting knot or bend is decorative and capable of being tied in a variety of different ways. The knot or bend has great security, but easily may be loosened and untied when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1987
    Assignee: Helen L. Hanson
    Inventor: Alden W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 4706843
    Abstract: For sequentially dispensing individual closed loops of a narrow, easily tied, flexible material, such as dental floss, a chain having such closed loops as respective links thereof is made up by pressing a loop length of the flexible material into substantially rectilinear formation, loosely forming a knot in an end thereof, inserting a loop end of another so-pressed loop length into the loosely formed knot of the first loop length, tightening the knot to provide a slip-free-until-pulled-to-separate-loops joinder between the thus formed loop links and repeating this with additional loop lengths at either or both ends of the first-joined loop length until a chain of desired length is formed. Individual loop links are dispensed by grasping a terminal loop link of the chain and pulling it free of the chain while holding the knot that embraces the unknotted end of the next loop link of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Inventor: Theodore W. Thornton
  • Patent number: 4696064
    Abstract: A necktie and method of tying having front and rear sections, each section having front and rear faces, the front face of the front section and the rear face of the rear section being arranged to face in the same direction when the tie is lying flat and involves a method of tying this type of tie in a simplistic knot that encircles the neckband on both its left side and its right side with one cross-over to form the face of the completed knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Inventor: Robert A. Morwood
  • Patent number: 4683885
    Abstract: The applicator for utilization in combination with an endoscope tube comprises a coil connected to a longitudinal passage through a shaft and comprising hollow turns connected to the shaft passage for reception of a sewing thread, whose proximal extremity is passed through a loop projecting from a radial opening at the distal extremity of the shaft, is then drawn through the shaft passage and fastened to the proximal shaft extremity. Tying the single stitch after piercing the tissues is performed by passing the needle axially through the coil and then around the thread and twisting the coil out of the loop formed thereby to form the first half of a knot which is then complemented by the second half of the knot tied in the same way, the knot being tied by subsequently pulling together the two halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1987
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Frieder Hutterer, Gerd Buess, Manfred Boebel
  • Patent number: 4651620
    Abstract: A mesh structure comprises intersecting elongate members with each node at which they intersect being on the boundaries of four apertures in the mesh structure. One of said members has a locus which first defines the boundary between a first of said apertures and a second of said apertures, then transits said node and defines the boundary between a third of said apertures and the fourth of said apertures. The other of said members has a locus which first defines the boundary between said second and said third apertures, then transits said node and defines the boundary between said fourth and said first apertures. Said loci or said one member and said other member while transiting said node have such configurations that said members are knotted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Assignee: Richard Percival Fearnley
    Inventor: Nicholas L. Lyons
  • Patent number: 4558894
    Abstract: In a device for automatically looping a thread about a bundle of wires to form a continuous crocheted tying structure, a camming mechanism is provided for limiting the tying cycles to two and for adding a plurality of knotting cycles. A cutting knife and an intercept needle are reciprocatably mounted to the housing of the device and are shifted by a pneumatic cylinder under control of the camming mechanism. The knife cuts the thread after the formation of a plurality of knot loops, while the intercept needle catches the thread and holds it for the next work operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1985
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Max Detterbeck, Emil Dummler
  • Patent number: 4550938
    Abstract: A fishing line comprising a core line and a tubular outer line formed of synthetic fibers and sheathing the core line, the core line being withdrawable from the outer line. A conventional fishing line can be firmly connected to a leader with the outer line by withdrawing the core line from the outer line, then inserting one end of the fishing line and one of the leader into opposite ends of the outer line and tying each of the laps of the outer line over the fishing line and the leader into a single knot. The tied portions are as high as at least 90% in tensile strength ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1985
    Assignee: Yotsuami Limited
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Ogura
  • Patent number: 4533163
    Abstract: Through operation of a driving crank, the knotting apparatus is advanced over the canvas holder, on the one hand, and the various tools for the knotting operation are actuated, on the other hand. By means of drawing tongs (95) comprising two gripping arms (74, 92) the yarn (94) is pulled into the region of a needle head (103). With the front ends of two snaring arms (78,79) a cut-off piece of yarn is hung over the needle head (103). By means of two cross-arms guided parallel to the needle head, the ends of the piece of yarn are led through an aperture in the needle pushed through the canvas, whereupon the needle is retracted in order to form the knot. The desired color can be selected by means of a color selector (14). The method and apparatus make it possible to knot yarn (94) of selectively different colors rapidly and uniformly to the canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: MADAG Maschinen- und Apparatebau Dietikon AG
    Inventor: Stephan Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 4529233
    Abstract: Method of tying an upper thread to a lower thread by means of a device having a splicing chamber formed with an elongated slot for laying-in and tying the threads, including mutually tying the threads by splicing with compressed air acting thereon from a side, moving a thread regulator from a thread take-up location to a thread delivery location for laying-in the threads into the elongated slot of the splicing chamber, automatically severing the ends of the upper and the lower threads, blowing compressed air into the splicing chamber, and sucking in and firmly holding each newly formed shorter thread end by means of an air current, which comprises producing the air current for sucking-in and firmly holding the thread ends as a suction air current by means of an injector to which compressed air is admitted, and guiding the suction air current simultaneously in an approximately helical path, and a device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1985
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventor: Joachim Rohner
  • Patent number: 4528217
    Abstract: A pre-tied bow having an outer loop which can be adjusted to fit around a package and the method for making the same. The bow is made from a single piece of flexible material and comprises (1) a bow portion having right and left bow loops, a center knot, an adjustable tail, and a stationary tail and (2) an adjustable loop portion. The method of fabricating the bow comprises (1) tying the bow portion, (2) bringing the adjustable tail into a loop centered on the bow portion, and (3) tying the stationary tail around the bow portion and adjustable tail to form the center knot. The size of the adjustable loop can be varied to fit securely around a package by pulling the adjustable tail through the center knot. The excess length of the adjustable tail can be cut to match the length of the stationary tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Clevepak Corporation
    Inventors: George Spathis, Anita C. Korrasik
  • Patent number: 4498379
    Abstract: Wire connections as disclosed and the method and apparatus to secure the ends of an elongated member, such as bale wire and the like, employed to secure bales of material for transport and storage. The bale wire connections include a pair of loops forming interconnecting members, which are interlocked by automated techniques to form a strong coupling of the ends of the bale wires used in securing bulk material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventor: Millard P. Saylor