Means To Place Sheath On Running-length Core Patents (Class 29/728)
  • Patent number: 10307980
    Abstract: An applicator assembly for applying a cord to a tire-building surface that rotates during tire construction. The applicator assembly includes an applicator member to apply the cord. A first rotary device rotates the applicator member about a first axis that is transverse to the surface. A first translation device moves the applicator member in a first linear path relative to the surface. The applicator member may include a roller and/or a resilient member. A second rotary device may rotate the applicator member and the first rotary device around a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A second translation device may move the applicator member, the first rotary device, the second rotary device, and the first translation device. A system for applying the cord to a core member may further include a spindle to rotate the core member about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Boaz E. Eidelberg, Mark A. Sieverding, Robert T. Irwin, Max Joel Miller, Jr., Robert D. Irwin, Peter Bruder, James Wiley, James M. Dunn, Brad Kraus
  • Patent number: 9873391
    Abstract: A wire harness includes a conductive path. The conductive path includes a conductor and a sheath that covers the conductor. The sheath includes a first sheath part arranged correspondingly to a route restriction section where route restriction is required and a second sheath part arranged correspondingly to a different section other than the route restriction section. The first sheath part is formed thicker than the second sheath part, and the first sheath part has rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Suguro, Hideomi Adachi, Tatsuya Oga
  • Publication number: 20140230996
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable tube mount method includes fitting a terminal of a terminal-equipped electric wire to a terminal fit recess of a lower frame provided on a base, sheathing a core wire crimp section of the terminal led out of the lower frame with a heat shrinkable tube containing therein an adhesive and bringing a one tube end into contact with a dam wall of the lower frame, restricting movement of the terminal, by covering the terminal fit recess with an upper frame that is joined to the lower frame in a turnable manner, pinching a portion of a peripheral wall of the heat shrinkable tube between a tube fixing claw on the upper frame and the terminal at an instant when the upper frame covers the terminal fit recess, and turning a clamp lever to a pinching position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro SAITO
  • Publication number: 20140166340
    Abstract: A cover assembly for covering an elongate substrate includes a resilient, elastically expandable sleeve member and a holdout device. The sleeve member defines an axially extending inner sleeve passage. The holdout device includes a generally tubular core mounted in the inner sleeve passage. The core defines axially opposed end openings and a core passage extending therebetween to receive the elongate substrate. The core retains the sleeve member in a radially expanded state and can be withdrawn from the sleeve member to release the sleeve member to radially contract onto the elongate substrate. The holdout device is configured such that, after removal of the sleeve member from the core, the core can be laterally removed from the elongate substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. McLaughlin, Matthew Spalding
  • Publication number: 20140123481
    Abstract: A cable insertion tool for installing thermally compensated superconducting and cryo-resistive cables is disclosed. The cable insertion tool includes a guide tube adapted to engage a pipe and to prevent a cable positioned therein from buckling, a cross-bar adapted to move along the guide tube and engage an end of the cable positioned therein, and a cable drive apparatus operably connected to the cross-bar. The cable drive apparatus is adapted to move the cross-bar such that the cable positioned in the guide tube is forced into the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Gregory
  • Patent number: 8667668
    Abstract: A method of sheathing a stent including the steps of providing a stent assembly including a catheter member and a stent member disposed about the catheter member; placing a first sheath film adjacent one side of the stent assembly; placing a second sheath film adjacent an opposite side of the stent assembly, and compressing the stent assembly, whereby the first and second sheath films move toward each other and substantially surround the stent assembly. The first and second sheath films are provided in rolls. Compressing is implemented by a radial compression mechanism. The first and second sheath films pass through the radial compression mechanism. Compressing sheaths the stent assembly and crimps the stent onto the catheter. As an alternative to two sheath films, a single film may be used, whereby compressing surrounds the stent assembly with the single sheath film. Also disclosed is an apparatus for sheathing a stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Machine Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Seyler, Thomas Motsenbocker, James L. Battaglia
  • Publication number: 20130263443
    Abstract: An air inversion and steam cure apparatus for installing a flexible resin impregnated cured in place liner in an existing conduit is provided. The apparatus has a low friction seal between a moving liner and the stationary apparatus gland. The gland is operated and adjusted by displaceable members that move substantially perpendicular to the liner being inverted to engage the moving liner as it passes through the gland. No part of the gland extends into the chamber so that once a pre-shaped gland is adjusted, the pressure on the moving liner is not increased. As the liner reaches the distal end, it enters a sample and porting pipe with an exhaust pipe gland and exhaust pipe and is pierced by a rigid porting tool. Steam is then introduced into the liner to cure the resin and is exhausted through an exhaust hose connected to the porting tool. After cure, steam is replaced with air to cool the liner and the ends are cut to restore service through the existing conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Delaney, Steve J. Hirtz, Jeffrey S. Collier, Kurt Schlake, Joseph M. Coyne, Richard C. Polivka, Franklin T. Driver
  • Publication number: 20130219683
    Abstract: System and method for inserting cable, such as fiber optic cable, into micro-duct and, simultaneously, installing that micro-duct inconspicuously atop baseboard molding or beneath crown molding against walls inside a building, thereby storing dormant cable in installed micro-duct ready to be pressed into service when the occupant requests that service. Color of the micro-duct is the same as, or blends with, color of the baseboard, or the crown molding to make presence of micro-duct as unobtrusive as possible. A special tool is provided for this purpose allowing one person, acting as solitary installer, to perform the installation without help from other people. Bend elbows are provided to prevent severely short bend radii and, thereby, prevent breakage of glass fibers or deteriorated transmission due to insertion loss. Removable splice cover hides splices. Laser test beam can locate optical fiber breaks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: David Z. CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130205584
    Abstract: An introducer with a longitudinal slit is disclosed. The slit may enable a practitioner to remove the introducer from an elongate instrument without removing the elongate instrument from a hub or catheter. A hub having a hub taper is also disclosed. The hub taper may be configured to retain the introducer within the hub in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130061465
    Abstract: An apparatus for disposing a tubular covering sleeve for electric-cable joints on a supporting element may include a support for the tubular covering sleeve; a pair of expanders; driving means configured to introduce the expanders into respective ends of the tubular covering sleeve and to cause radial expansion of the tubular covering sleeve; and devices for disposing the tubular covering sleeve in a radially expanded condition on the supporting element. The expanders may be configured to be placed in substantially coaxial positions relative to the tubular covering sleeve at the respective ends of the tubular covering sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Francesco PORTAS, Ubaldo Vallauri
  • Patent number: 8327530
    Abstract: An installation (1) for continuous application of thermally or electrically insulating material (6) around an elongate element (2) having a generally circular cross-section. The installation includes a forcing device (3), in form of a conical tube into which the element (2) is fed simultaneously at the large base end of the conical tube, a sheet (4), on which the insulating material (6) is placed, means for translation of the element through a circular section (2) of the sheet (4), and a device (7) for depositing of insulating material onto the sheet. Such an installation produces thermally insulated tubes or electrically insulated cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Majus, ITP SA
    Inventors: Jean-Aurélien Damour, Philippe Marchal, Pierre Ollier, Guillaume Richard
  • Publication number: 20120168096
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (22, 42, 72) for assisting the installation and de-installation of an awning (19) at an awning rail (16); the device (22, 42, 72) has a connecting element (40, 73-75) for connection with the awning (19) and a motor (38, 62) for moving the edge of the awning (19) along the awning rail (16); the device (22, 42, 72) comprises a sliding body (25, 45) for sliding the device (22, 42, 72) along the awning rail (16) in a sliding direction; the motor (38, 62) is located on or in the sliding body (25, 45); a driving wheel (26, 46) is disposed on the sliding body (25, 45) and is driven by the motor (38, 62) and arranged so that it contacts the outside of the awning rail (16) when the device (22, 42, 72) is placed on the awning rail (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Xian Wei LI, Li Zheng
  • Publication number: 20120138183
    Abstract: A method and a facility for manufacturing rigid tubular pipes having a double casing for hydrocarbon transport. The pipes include an inner rigid tube (42, 242, 342, 442) that is inserted into an outer rigid tube (16, 216, 316, 416). The facility includes a supporting frame (12, 212, 312, 412) for an inlet end of the outer rigid tube and a movable apron (22, 222, 322, 422). The apron includes a catch (38, 238, 338, 438) for catching the rigid tube and inserting it in the outer rigid tube. The apron includes storage members (68, 268, 368, 468) for receiving stored heating cables (69, 269, 369, 469) and the driving force of the apron makes it possible to deploy a portion having the length of the stored heating cables (69, 269, 369, 469) so as to be able to apply the deployed portion, having the length of the heating cables, along the inner rigid tube (42, 242, 342, 442).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Philippe Espinasse, Jacques De Rumigny
  • Patent number: 8151446
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a printed circuit board that uses conductive bumps to interconnect layers includes: a conveyor unit, which is configured to transport a board that has the conductive bumps formed on one side; an upper roller and a lower roller, which press the board and an insulator together; an elastic coating layer, formed on a surface of the upper roller; and a cleaning device, which removes impurities from a surface of the elastic coating layer. The apparatus does not require a separate device for performing a cushioning function and a detaching function between the bumps and the rollers, and the rollers can be kept clean using a cleaning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jee-Soo Mok, Je-Gwang Yoo, Yoong Oh, Jong-Seok Bae, Chang-Sup Ryu
  • Publication number: 20110232083
    Abstract: A forming apparatus for forming a wire joint portion including a connection portion and an insulative tube covering the connection portion is provided. The forming apparatus includes: a production information acquiring unit which acquires production information; a connection portion forming unit which fixes a plurality of wires selected on the basis of the production information, and then electrically connects conductor portions of the wires together to form the connection portion; a first fusing unit which fuses one open end portion of the insulative tube to close the one open end portion; an inserting unit which moves the wires so as to insert the connection portion into the insulative tube through the other open end portion of the insulative tube; a second fusing unit which fuses the other open end portion of the insulative tube and insulative sheaths of the wires together so as to form the wire joint portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Daitou, Mikitsugu Suzuki, Kenji Tanaka, Noriyuki Fukaya, Tetsuro Ide
  • Publication number: 20110056070
    Abstract: A sleeve inserting apparatus, which can securely insert a sleeve into the inside of a braid of a coaxial cable, is provided. The sleeve inserting apparatus 1, includes: a base 22 ; a cable holding part 23 holding an end part 2a of a coaxial cable 2, the cable holding part 23 being provided on the base 22; a braid spreading part 24 spreading a braid 3 exposed from the end part 2a; a sleeve receiving cylinder 27 receiving a sleeve 4 inside, an end part of the sleeve receiving cylinder 27 facing the end part 2a being formed tapered; a cylinder transferring part 26 making the sleeve receiving cylinder 27 and the end part of 2a the coaxial cable 2 approach each other; and a sleeve pushing part 28 pushing the sleeve 4 situated in the sleeve receiving cylinder 27 to the inside of the braid 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Takafumi Mori
  • Publication number: 20110019190
    Abstract: An object is to efficiently measure the resistivity of a transparent conductive film with high accuracy in a non-destructive and non-contact manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakai, Akemi Takano, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Kengo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100285968
    Abstract: A method of compensating for thermal contraction of superconducting and cryo-resistive cables. The method includes the steps of determining a compensation length for a cable such that when the cable is subjected to an operating temperature, the cable is in or near a stress-free state, and installing the cable into a pipe such that portions of the cable extend outwardly past ends of the pipe. The method further includes the steps of marking each end of the cable such that the determined compensation length is visibly shown, forcing the cable into the pipe at an ambient installation temperature such that a cable pattern is formed therein, and maintaining the cable in the pipe to prevent the cable from being pushed out of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Gregory
  • Patent number: 7827678
    Abstract: A device for making a shielded electrical wire comprising a first folding die that folds a first and second edge of a shield tape in an opposite direction from the central portion of the shield tape, a second folding die that wraps the shield tape around the insulated conductors and folds the first edge back over onto the central portion of the shield tape to form a receiving area, a third folding die that tightens the shield tape around the plurality of conductors while positioning the receiving area to receive a drain wire, a wire guide that installs a drain wire in the receiving area, and a closing die that closes the shield tape around the plurality of conductors and the drain wire to form an enclosure around the plurality of conductors with the second edge overlapping the receiving area at an outside surface of the enclosure, in order to better define the claimed invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Kirk D. Dion, Moe J. Jaber
  • Publication number: 20100212144
    Abstract: A camshaft assembly method may include locating a first lobe member of a camshaft assembly on a first shaft of the assembly. A locking pin may be inserted into a first radial bore in the first lobe member and a second radial bore of the first shaft. The locking pin may have an annular wall defining a pin bore extending from a first end of the locking pin to a second end of the locking pin. A deforming member may be forced into the pin bore to displace the annular wall in an outward radial direction and into a frictional engagement with the first radial bore. The forcing may include a deforming member entering the pin bore at the first end of the locking pin and exiting the pin bore at the second end of the locking pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: GLENN E. CLEVER, ROY GLENN KAYWOOD, RONALD HENDRICK
  • Publication number: 20100163270
    Abstract: Apparatus for continuous extrusion of an aluminium sheathing on to a core cable includes a rotatable wheel formed with two identical circumferential grooves outwardly bounded by arcuate tooling discharging through radial exit apertures to an extrusion chamber positioned around a portal mandrel. A powered pay-off reel is arranged continuously to supply core cable through the mandrel whilst aluminium sheathing is extruded as a loose fit from extrusion chamber around the core cable. The extruded cable is discharged through cooling device to roller corrugator including a rotating frame mounted on carriage freely moveable axially of the cable and provided with a rotational drive having a roller arranged to form a continuous helical indentation in the sheathing. Pneumatic actuating cylinders positioned on the carriage provide a constant, low magnitude, tension on the portion of the sheath intermediate the extrusion chamber and roller corrugator and limit forces tending to distort the uncooled sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel John Hawkes
  • Publication number: 20090277344
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus for applying a flexible, expandable sleeving over an elongated structure includes a first area for receiving the member and an elongated hollow conduit that receives the elongated structure within a hollow interior space thereof. The expandable sleeving is compressed and bunched and held in compression along an outer surface of the conduit. The apparatus also includes a second area that includes a pair of rollers that are disposed about one end of the conduit and are configured so that they contact the sleeving as it is paid out onto an outside of the elongated structure and prevent the compressed sleeving from suddenly releasing its stored energy and self-ejecting off of the conduit as the sleeving and bundle are mated and are moved away from the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: BTX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Poulin
  • Publication number: 20090241324
    Abstract: A tool for installing flexible strand like material in a split harness wrap, wherein the tool is capable of handling harnesses of selectively different diameters, and in which the tool is formed in sections adapted for folding in mating relationship over lengths of cable to be wrapped. The tool has ridges or tracks for spreading the harness open and receiving the selected harness arranged over the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Richco Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Jang, Robert M. Reisel, Selvedina Mehmedagic
  • Publication number: 20090211084
    Abstract: An insulation sleeve assembling apparatus that assembles a tubular insulation sleeve to a lead wire that is formed of a plurality of conductors includes an actuator unit that rotates the insulation sleeve while actuating the lead wire and the insulation sleeve in a direction in which the lead wire and the insulation sleeve approach each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TSUBAKIMOTO KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TAKAHARA, Kiyoshi Iga, Jin Hirai, Shinji Kominami
  • Publication number: 20090199397
    Abstract: The system includes, in addition to the sleeve (11), a tubular core (12) for keeping in a stretched condition the sleeve, adapted to receive inside it the elongate member, and a film (13) with a low coefficient of friction placed between the sleeve (11) and the core (12) to enable the core to slide relative to the sleeve. The film (13) extends at least from a first end (15) of the sleeve to a first end (17) of the core (12) opposite the first end (15) of the sleeve, makes a half-turn at the first end (17) of the core (12) and then extends inside the core as far as its second end (18) at which it makes a half-turn and then extends outside the core (12) as far as the sleeve (11) to which it is fixed externally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE CONSTRUCTION D'APPAREILS ET DE MATERIEL ELECTRIQUES
    Inventors: Pierre Henri Adrien Franxois, Piotr Gorecki, Laurent Chanat
  • Publication number: 20090047467
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an insulating assembly includes the steps of securing a hook portion (38) of a hook and loop fastener (36) to the cloth (22), securing a support loop portion (42) of the hook and loop fastener (36) to a support (48), and removably securing the cloth (22) to the support (48) by securing the hook portion (38) of the fastener (36) to the support loop portion (42) of the fastener (36). The cloth (22) is then sprayed with the insulating material (50) and dried. To insulating the object (20), an aerogel material is placed about the object (20), the cloth (22) is placed about the material, and the first edge (32) of the cloth (22) is secured to the second edge (34) of the cloth (22) by securing the hook portion (38) of the fastener to the cloth loop portion of the fastener (36) on the cloth (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventor: Frank Vaydik
  • Publication number: 20090044400
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting and applying a rolled, tubular aerial cable marker to a cable, including a support, a top holding bar carried by the support for receiving and retaining a top end of a cable marker roll in an at least partially unrolled, tensioned condition, and for positioning and releasing the top end of the cable marker onto the cable. A bottom holding bar is carried by the support and retains a bottom end of the rolled cable marker, and releases the bottom end of the cable marker onto the cable, thereby allowing the cable marker to return to its initial, rolled tubular shape in position around the cable. A related method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: MACLEAN JAMESON, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Bradley Robert Kokoski, Steven Jay Hahn
  • Patent number: 7484292
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for making drainage elements in a vertical manner. In one embodiment, a vertically disposed hollow rotatable mandrel with a screw-threaded flight is used for guiding a length of perforated pipe and filling an annular space between the pipe and a cylinder of mesh material secured at one end to the pipe with aggregate. A hopper is used for directing the aggregate into the space between the mandrel and a cylindrical outlet of the hopper. A motor for driving the mandrel may be reversed at a slower speed than the forward speed to stop delivery of aggregate and to allow time for the upper end of the cylinder of mesh material to be severed and secured to the pipe to form a drainage element as well as to allow severance of the pipe. In another embodiment, the perforated pipe is driven through the hopper and the aggregate flows under gravity into the mesh sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Jr., Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 7178224
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for making drainage elements in a vertical manner. In one embodiment, a vertically disposed hollow rotatable mandrel with a screw-threaded flight is used for guiding a length of perforated pipe and filling an annular space between the pipe and a cylinder of mesh material secured at one end to the pipe with aggregate. A hopper is used for directing the aggregate into the space between the mandrel and a cylindrical outlet of the hopper. A motor for driving the mandrel may be reversed at a slower speed than the forward speed to stop delivery of aggregate and to allow time for the upper end of the cylinder of mesh material to be severed and secured to the pipe to form a drainage element as well as to allow severance of the pipe. In another embodiment, the perforated pipe is driven through the hopper and the aggregate flows under gravity into the mesh sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Jr., Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 6912777
    Abstract: A helical corrugated coaxial cable possesses low cost of manufacture comparable to that of braided shield coaxial cable, electrical performance comparable to solid tubular shielded cable, flexibility of helical and annular corrugated cable, and fluid blockage comparable to annular shielded cable. The cable has an inner conductor surrounded by a foam dielectric insulator. A tubular shield surrounds the dielectric and has helical corrugations penetrating into and compressing the foam dielectric to effectively suppress the formation of fluid migration air gaps or passageways between the shield and the dielectric. The shield is preferably composed of aluminum or aluminum alloy. Alternatively, the shield may be annularly corrugated for improved water blocking performance. The manufacturing process employs high speed welding and multi-lead corrugating operations to reduce cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Andrew Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Carlson, Jack L. Knowles, James Krabec, Leonard Visser
  • Patent number: 6751834
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for automatically inserting a cable into a protective jacket. A longitudinal cut is made in the protective jacket and the cable is inserted into the longitudinal cut. The cable and jacket are transported through the apparatus along an arcuate guide path formed by a friction wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Gordon
  • Patent number: 6637488
    Abstract: A tape-sheathing device is provided to eliminate peeling of a tape adhered to an electric wire, in which a first die, a second die and a third die having tapered holes are serially arranged. An electric wire fed by a feed roller and a tape are inserted together into respective dies, and the tape is installed incrementally on the electric wire by the respective dies. Opening portions are provided in the first die and the second die by notching a portion in the range of about 90° of the downstream end portions of the first and second dies, in a condition in which the opening in the first die and the opening in the second die are shifted by about 90° relative to each other. When the tape passes through the first die, it is adhered to a partial peripheral portion of the electric wire, adhered to about three quarters of the wire by passage through the second die, and adhered completely around the periphery by passage through the third die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Takahiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 6484392
    Abstract: A process of weaaving metal conductor wires to form a metal woven shielding conductor layer over the outer surface of an insulated cable. The insulated cable is accompanied with at least one solder or tin wire. When the at least one solder or tin wire is immersed in a molten metal plating solution, it melts down hence generating a spatial margin between the insulated cable and the metal woven shielding conductor layer. This prevents the insulated cable from biting with its outer surface into the metal woven shielding conductor layer when it is thermally expanded in the molten metal plating solution. As the metal woven shielding conductor layer is impregnated deeply with the molten metal, there are hardly any generated gaps and undulation on the surface of the metal plating layer. Accordingly the suppression of reflection and attenuation of a transmission signal will be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Totoku Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Okada, Yasushi Ooshima
  • Patent number: 6425970
    Abstract: A method for grounding reinforcement (12) and composites (17) on a calender line reduces static build up on the composite (17), and makes it possible to subject a wire reinforced composite to electron beam processing (EBP). The method employs a slip ring (36) attached to rolls which contact composite (17) on the calender (11), and reinforcement (12) before it reaches the calender (11), wherein the slip ring (36) rotates with the rolls while the rolls are working polymer into the reinforcement, and a terminal (34) connected to the slip ring (36) remains stationary, and the terminal (34) is attached to ground (27). The method effectively grounds the composite as well as the reinforcement to prevent electrical discharge during EBP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Warren Paul Ripple, Brian Richard Koch
  • Patent number: 6325875
    Abstract: A metal fiber of titanium or titanium alloy has given equivalent area diameter and specific surface area and is produced by a bundle drawing method wherein mild steel is used as a material for covering layer and outer housing and a composite wire is subjected to a heat treatment at a given temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Bridgestone Metalpha Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Amamoto
  • Patent number: 5946798
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a core comprises the following steps: providing a strip made of an electrically conductive material, shaping the strip into a tube, the two edges of the strip being substantially in contact, and welding together the two edges of the tube-shaped strip, via laser welding, in order to form the core (1). The method is preferably performed continuously using a continuous strip of substantial length, in an advantageous manner, the shaped and welded tube undergoes calibration, then a surface treatment intended to promote the adhesion of the insulating material (6) so as to insulate the core with respect to the external conductor (8) of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: E. Kertscher S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Buluschek
  • Patent number: 5855062
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making a length of cable including placing a length of pipe forming a closed chamber into a bore hole, placing a length of metal tubing into the pipe, attaching a piston pig to an electrically conductive wire and inserting the pig into the metal tubing and applying a differential pressure to the piston pig for controlling the movement of the pig and conductor through the tubing, and removing the combination of the tubing and wire from the pipe for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Inventor: Clarence E. Kendall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5632080
    Abstract: A tube transfer device which includes a tube conveyor for transporting processed tubes from an entry location to an exit location thereon. The tube conveyor includes a plurality of first tube holders thereon which are adapted to hold the processed tubes so that axes thereof will extend parallel to one another and be laterally spaced apart a first distance from one another at the aforesaid entry location. A movable tube shuttle is provided for shifting processed tubes between a first position and a second position located adjacent the aforesaid entry location to the tube conveyor. The tube shuttle includes movable second tube holders adapted to receive the processed tubes when at the aforesaid first position and while maintaining a second distance between the processed tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Burr Oak Tool & Gauge Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Galen B. Harman, Derrick S. Small
  • Patent number: 5543000
    Abstract: A radiating cable comprises a core having a center conductor bonded to, centered in, and supported by discs of dielectric material. A sleeve of dielectric material is extruded over the discs and thereby bonded thereto to form a plurality of sealed, coaxial, dielectric chambers. A tubular outer conductor is bonded in concentric relation to the sleeve. In a continuous process, at least one slot is formed in the outer conductor by a cutting operation and an outer jacket is extruded over the outer conductor. In a preferred embodiment, the outer conductor is made of an aluminum tube and two circumferentially equally spaced slots are formed therein by removing between 10 and 35% of the aluminum material. The width of the resulting slots may be configured so that a joint is formed in the slot between the insulating sleeve and the outer jacket, thus obviating the use of adhesive in bonding the outer jacket to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Trilogy Communications, Inc.,
    Inventor: Roger M. Lique
  • Patent number: 5515603
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a coaxial cable is described, whereby a dielectric layer (2) is extruded over an inner conductor (1), a lengthwise incoming metal strip (3) is formed into a tube, having a lengthwise slot around the insulated conductor (1, 2). The tube (3) is welded along the slot to thereby form a welded seam (4), and the welded tube is drawn down onto the surface of the dielectric layer (2). A metal strip (3a) having a plastic coating (3b) at least on one of its major surfaces is used to form the tube (3), and its lengthwise edges are welded by a laser (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1996
    Assignee: Kabelmetal electro GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Ziemek, Harry Staschewski
  • Patent number: 5410901
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus employing stepped overlap apertures disposed in adjacent overlap rings. The rings are arranged so that the diameters of the stepped apertures are sequentially decreasing. The apertures form a generally flat advancing metal tape into a cylindrical tube having overlapped edges. Typically, the cylindrical tube is used as a metal guard about a cable core. Each aperture is generally circular but one quadrant of the circle contains a step whereby the diameter of the aperture increases. The final tubular configuration of generally circular cross-section of the metal tape about the cable core is developed in the final smaller diameter overlap rings which bring together the two overlapped metal edges of the metal tape. Then, the metal tape passes to finishing rings which press the two engaged overlapped edges so that these edges now stay together as a longitudinal overlapped seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp.
    Inventors: John J. Robblee, William D. Bohannon, Jr., Kevin C. Ewing
  • Patent number: 5222284
    Abstract: Conventionally co-axial cable is made in a continuous extrusion machine by continuously extruding an aluminium tubular cladding (1) through an annular die and simultaneously continuously introducing a core (4), comprised of a conductive wire surrounded by insulation, through an bore in a mandrel (3). A gap is inevitably present between the outer surface of the core (4) and the tubular cladding (1). To eliminate the gap it is necessary to reduce the diameter of the tubular cladding by swagging or drawing step by compacting the insulation of the core before introduction to the mandrel (3). The insulation then gradually expands to recover its original diameter and fill the cladding which has been extruded to its final diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Halton Machinery Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Maddock
  • Patent number: 5181316
    Abstract: An improved method of making a flexible coaxial cable (10) having a dielectric core (12) comprising an inner conductor (14) and a dielectric (16) surrounding the inner conductor (14), and a corrugated outer conductive sheath (18, 20) having a plurality of peaks (22) and valleys (24) of predetermined pitch, comprises the step of substantially simultaneously crimping solely the valleys (24) from at least three angularly spaced directions, such as three equiangularly spaced directions about the longitudinal axis (110) of the outer sheath (18, 20), by using angularly spaced crimping wheels (100, 102, 104) which float to follow the predetermined pitch of the corrugated sheath (18, 20) for embedding the valleys (24) in the dielectric (12, 16) so as to lock the dielectric (12, 16) to the sheath (18, 20) for providing electrical stability for the resultant coaxial cable (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Flexco Microwave, Inc.
    Inventors: William Pote, Roger Johansen, Thomas Pote
  • Patent number: 5179778
    Abstract: A method and means for producing disks of tightly packed on-end aligned fibers wherein side-by-side filament tows are surrounded and pulled by a Chinese-finger type gripper sleeve which tightens about the tows and compacts the filaments as it is pulled. The gripper sleeve and filament assembly is further compacted by being pulled through a draw-down die and into a tube surrounded by a backup casing. The highly compacted mass of filaments with the surrounding portion of the sleeve within the tube are cut free from the external portion of the portion of the puller sleeve and the loaded tube is removed from the casing. A plurality of disks of predetermined thickness containing the desired highly compacted on-end aligned fibers are then formed by cross-sectionally cutting the filament loaded tube segment by segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Dickson, Donald L. Blake
  • Patent number: 5125298
    Abstract: An automatic wheel assembly mounting system, for use on a vehicular assembly line, in which an array of fastener members is prepared, corresponding in number and geometric pattern to the array of coacting fastener members on the vehicle hub and to the array of bolt holes on the wheel assembly; a wheel assembly is rotated at an orientation station to bring the bolt holes into angular registry with the arrayed fastener members; the wheel assembly and arrayed fastener members are brought together and moved in registry to a staging position adjacent to but spaced laterally from a vehicle hub positioned at the wheel assembly mounting station on the assembly line and the arrayed fastener members, wheel assembly, and hub are relatively rotated to move the arrayed fastener members, the bolt holes in the wheel assembly, and the coacting fastener members on the hub into angular registry with each other at the staging position; the wheel assembly and arrayed fastener members are thereafter moved laterally onto the hub a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Inventor: Chalmers O. Smith
  • Patent number: 5109598
    Abstract: The method and the apparatus for the performance of the method for feeding cable into an automatic cable-processing machine allows to move normal cables (18) and cables of reduced wall thickness at high speeds. The cable (18) is driven by the driving surfaces (3.1, 8.1) of two belts, (3, 8), where the belts (3. 8) of two belt drives (b 1.2), roll off one another. The first belt drive (1) is stationary, while the second belt drive (2) is arranged to be parallel displaceable and disposed perpendicular to its driving surface (8.1). The second belt drive (2) can be pressed onto a laid-in cable (18) by at least one pneumatic piston-cylinder unit (24). In order to assure a clean passage of a cable (18) through the belt drives (1, 2), a cable clamping and tightening device (19) is arranged on the cable feed side (16), and a cable-clamping device (20) is arranged on the cable exit side (17). Thereby, the laid-in cable (18 ) is tightened and precisely aligned before the start of operations. The driving surface (8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: TTC Technology Trading Company
    Inventor: Max Koch
  • Patent number: 5058259
    Abstract: A coil of a tube is formed. The coil is vibrated while a threadlike piece is passed in through the inlet end of the tube so that a given point of the tube reciprocates along a helical path. Provision is made to ensure that inlet end of the tube does not cause a portion of the threadlike piece upstream of and close to that inlet end to move diametrically while being fed into the tube. Provision is also made to form a coil of the treadlike piece, from which the threadlike piece is pulled out along the axis of the coil and fed to the inlet end of the tube by a conveying force resulting from the vibration of the coil of the tube. A feeder to supply the threadlike piece into the tube may be provided between the inlet end of the tube and a coil feeding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Welding Products & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Araki, Kazufumi Tabata, Kiyomi Yokoi, Tadami Ashidate, Osamu Hattori
  • Patent number: 5046231
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device for axially and externally mounting an expandable sleeve onto, and dismounting the sleeve from, a cylinder. The subject device comprises an external fluid-transmission means for expanding the diameter of the expandable sleeve by introducing a fluid capable of expanding the sleeve between the inner surface of the sleeve and the outer surface of the cylinder. The requisite sleeve expansion is accomplished without transmitting fluid from within the cylinder during the mounting and dismounting operations. The sleeve is contractable by the removal of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: International Composites Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 5018268
    Abstract: Forming a metal shield on a cable core in which a frusto-conical forming surface for the shield has a plurality of former sections disposed side-by-side from a downstream end of the former. The sections are removable, in order, from the downstream end to increase the downstream end diameter of the forming surface and may be replaced, in order, so as to decrease the diameter at the downstream end for the purpose of applying shields to cable cores of different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventors: Mohamed Chabane, J. Raymond Boucher, Ali Pan
  • Patent number: 4984357
    Abstract: Forming metal shield for cable core in which a metal tape is moved along a passline over a concave forming surface which tapers in a downstream direction. A convex rotating roller lying parallel to an adjacent region of the forming surface urges the tape against the concave surface to form the tape into a laterally curved shape. The tape then moves along the concave surface and through an overlapping die to complete the shape of the shield with the tape wrapped around the core with overlapped edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Northern Telecom Limited
    Inventor: Ali Pan