Stocking Gauge Patents (Class 33/2A)
  • Patent number: 5513782
    Abstract: A device for a stocking turning machine for automatically separating only partially turned stockings from completely turned stockings.Each stocking which leaves the automatic stocking turning machine is conducted by a chute into a pneumatically operating ejection tube which bears two photocells with corresponding reflectors. The adjustable distance between the two photocells is such that when the stocking in question has been completely turned, its toe and the stocking welt simultaneously darken the two photocells. A cylinder is then actuated in such a manner that a guide chute which is connected to it assumes a deflection position shown in solid lines in the drawing, whereby the stocking falls into the container, whereupon the guide chute again returns into its starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: Rosso Industrie S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Rosso
  • Patent number: 4756199
    Abstract: The hosiery article is drawn onto a sizing form having uniformly shaped openings positioned in several spaced locations therealong and underlying the hosiery article positioned on the form. The sizing form is dimensioned and shaped to maintain the hosiery article under substantially the same tensioned condition the hosiery article would be placed under during wear by a person having a particular size foot and leg. A hand-held tension gauge is then positioned against the area of the hosiery article overlying the openings in the sizing form to measure the tension in various locations along the length of the hosiery article supported on the sizing form to determine if the hosiery article is of the proper designated size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Renfro Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Merritt
  • Patent number: 4136557
    Abstract: A panty hose testing apparatus in which a manikin conforming substantially to the lower portion of a human torso is provided with waist, leg, and hip portions for receiving thereon panty hose garments and the like. The garment is retained upon the manikin, during testing, by opposed clamp assemblies which engage the garment and manikin adjacent the waist portion, and a crotch member is displaceable longitudinally of the leg portions and applies a force to the crotch area of the garment sufficient to initiate seam damage or a tear in the garment fabric. A gauge measures the force necessary to initiate damage to the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1979
    Assignee: Hanes Corporation
    Inventors: Cecil R. Bell, Jr., Walter R. Sizemore
  • Patent number: 3975956
    Abstract: The stretch and/or compressive forces of hosiery articles are measured by the present apparatus which includes an elongate substantially flat form onto which the hosiery article is drawn for testing. Plungers are supported for sliding movement in the form and the force required to move the plungers and the hosiery fabric outwardly beyond one edge of the form is indicated by the testing apparatus. A signal light is provided for indicating when the plunger and the hosiery fabric have been moved outwardly a predetermined distance from the form. An elastic tape is provided for marking selected points along the length of the hosiery to insure proper positioning of the hosiery on the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Peel