Apparatus And Processes Patents (Class 57/1R)
  • Patent number: 6082090
    Abstract: A method for producing a spinning box frame for an open-end spinning machine wherein lateral elements (2, 3) of a spinning box frame (1) are connected with interposed bracing elements (4, 5, 6) by means of a welding process which substantially prevents the occurrence of heat distortion tensions. The bracing elements (4, 5, 6) are joined by means of a laser welding process, preferably with a CO.sub.2 laser, squarely on the interior wall (20) of the lateral elements (2, 3). The components (2 to 6) of the spinning box frame (1) are fixed in place in a welding device (26), which permits the exact positioning of the individual components during the laser welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventors: Heinz-Georg Wassenhoven, Claus-Dieter Landolt, Jochen Dressen, Dieter Haaken
  • Patent number: 6023925
    Abstract: A colored yarn is made in an inexpensive manner that allows a wide variety of different colors or hues within the product line, and also allows a wide variety of different effects to be produced including yarns with minimal leather effect, or yarns with a distinct and desired heather effect. A first coarse feeder yarn, e.g. a 1/1 semi worsted yarn, is ring or open end spun with about 2.5 turns per inch. The coarse feeder yarn is dyed, dried, and then cut and opened up into individual fibers about four inches long or less (preferably two inches long or less). The individual fibers are blended with differently colored or hued fibers produced in the same way, and/or with greige or colored staple fibers, to produce a blended composite of fibers. The blended composite is then spun, for example ring spun or open end spun, into a final colored yarn. Rayon fibers may especially effectively and uniquely be utilized, although almost any fiber or mix of fibers can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Julius R. Schnegg, Charles F. Bino
  • Patent number: 6014854
    Abstract: Wound bobbins of yarn are exposed to constant tensioning treatment to eliminate variances in hot air shrinkage caused by the manufacturing processes used to make the strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: American & Efird, Inc.
    Inventor: N. Geoffrey Greenberg
  • Patent number: 5875626
    Abstract: An adapter for rotatably supporting a tubular end of a yarn carrier in a take-up winding assembly of a yarn processing machine which accommodates the placement of a yarn transfer tail across an end surface of the yarn carrier between the yarn carrier and the adapter without breaking or cutting of the yarn transfer tail during winding of the yarn. The adapter includes a hub portion for extending axially into the tubular end of the yarn carrier to center the yarn carrier on the adapter and which has an outside surface with a cross-sectional diameter less than the diameter of an adjacent inside surface of the yarn carrier for defining a space therebetween to accommodate the placement of the yarn tail. An annular flange portion extends radially outwardly from the rear of the hub portion and has an inside surface for being positioned adjacent the end surface of the yarn carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sonoco Products Company
    Inventor: Fred Cromartie
  • Patent number: 5852924
    Abstract: Thread is wound between spin hooks (20) and anchor hooks (26) and around loop-pins (TP, BP) to form two thread groups, one extending between a first spin hook (20) and the anchor hook (26) and the other extending between the anchor hook (26) and the second spin hook (20). The spin hooks (20) are both rotated in the same direction, at the same speed, for separately twisting the two thread groups. Then, the two separately wound thread groups are moved laterally together and allowed to unwind and at the same time wind together in the opposite direction, to form a single fly fishing leader, or the like. The thread is wound to form twelve thread strands in a butt section of the leader, ten thread strands in a mid-section of the leader and eight thread strands in a tip section of the leader (FIG. 11). As a result, the leader that is formed tapers from the butt end to the tip end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: Charles Raymond Downey
    Inventor: David Charles Mulligan
  • Patent number: 5837009
    Abstract: A method for cotton purification is described, where the cotton is subject to a purification process in water. The process solution contains calcium hydroxide and a non-ionic detergent wetting agent. Following this processing the cotton is rendered hydrophilic. The cotton is carried in a net with simultaneous removal of the adsorbed processing solution. It is then washed and bleached with H.sub.2 O.sub.2 or ClONa in a two-stage process. The effluent water is processed by anaerobic digestion in the thermophilic region for the production of biogas. The effluent water from the anaerobic digestion process is further processed by aerobic biological treatment. The whole process operates with energy self-sufficiency without resulting in environment pollution. Finally, a high purity cotton is produced with high water absorptivity which is suitable for spinning for the production of quality cotton yarns suitable for weaving quality fabrics or dyeing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Innoval Management Limited
    Inventor: George N. Valkanas
  • Patent number: 5819520
    Abstract: A ventilation system for a textile machine, including a separation element functioning as an air filter, for shielding an air blast generated by at least one spindle of a row of spindles supported on a spindle table of the textile machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: LTG Lufttechnische GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Gunther
  • Patent number: 5775079
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for imparting a virtual twist to strand material is provided. The apparatus preferably has a textile strand supply source for supplying a plurality of strands of textile strand material and a virtual twister positioned downstream from the strand supply source for virtually twisting the plurality of strands supplied from the strand supply source so as to impart cohesiveness among the plurality of strands. The virtual twister preferably has a strand guide positioned to guide the plurality of strands downstream and includes a strand twist position and a strand release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: American Linc Corporation
    Inventor: D. Lynn Hoover
  • Patent number: 5755086
    Abstract: A machine unit through which a thread is guided includes a drafting unit comprised of double godets, a texturing unit, a relax unit comprising double rollers, and a winding device. The drafting unit and the relax unit are arranged at an angle of less than 90.degree. to a reference plane, while the winding device is arranged at an angle (.delta.) of essentially 90.degree. to the reference plane. Furthermore, an operator's working position is provided, from which the aforementioned arrangement of the drafting unit and relax unit relative to the winding device is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Halbheer, Werner Flachmuller
  • Patent number: 5713194
    Abstract: A roving frame for producing large-diameter and small-diameter roving bobbins has two rows of work stations with the work stations lying at vertices of a triangle for the production of small-diameter bobbins, flyers of a small span are provided for each of the spindles at each of the work stations whereas these flyers are replaced by large-span flyers which are located at every second work station. The triangle base has a length L which is just slightly greater than the diameter of the flyer in the case of the small diameter bobbins whereas the triangle side lengths are substantially equal to the diameter of the large-span bobbins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Grassle, Hans-Peter Weeger
  • Patent number: 5711142
    Abstract: An adapter rotatably supports a tubular end of a yarn carrier in a take-up winding assembly of a yarn processing machine which accommodates the placement of a yarn transfer tail across an end surface of the yarn carrier between the yarn carrier and the adapter without breaking or cutting of the yarn transfer tail during winding of the yarn. The adapter includes a hub portion for extending axially into the tubular end of the yarn carrier to center the yarn carrier on the adapter and which has an outside surface with a cross-sectional diameter less than the diameter of an adjacent inside surface of the yarn carrier for defining a space therebetween to accommodate the placement of the yarn tail. An annular flange portion extends radially outwardly from the rear of the hub portion and has an inside surface for being positioned adjacent the end surface of the yarn carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Assignee: Sonoco Products Company
    Inventor: Fred A. Cromartie
  • Patent number: 5709072
    Abstract: A method of dyeing of short-staple fiber of cotton, synthetics or blends thereof in which the sliver if formed into a roving package on a perforated sleeve in a flyer frame with a slight twist and with a uniform winding density and the roving package is then subjected to dyeing and the dyed roving package is then delivered directly to the final spinning frame. The dyeing of the flyer slubbing is possible because of a package before final spinning, but not in the flock form with a stability of the flyer slubbing afforded by the slight twist imparted thereto in the flyer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: "WFG" Colcoton-Garn Hasenack & Co.
    Inventors: Klaus Hasenack, Peter Krummenast, Harald Kirchner, Markus Spieker
  • 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: 5671759
    Abstract: A toy hair wrapping device is disclosed. The device includes a housing for supporting a rotating spindle, a spool, and a motor for rotating the spindle. As the spindle rotates, cord on the spool is dispensed and wrapped around hair in the spindle bore. If the cord becomes unduly tensioned the device will release the cord from the rotating spindle to prevent pulling of the hair or snapping of the cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Assignee: Caleb Chung
    Inventors: Caleb Chung, David M. Snively, Joseph C. Beck
  • Patent number: 5647196
    Abstract: A pneumatic debris aspirating device adapted to be retrofitted on open-end spinning frames originally designed for a mechanical debris disposal installation utilizes an asymmetrical debris pickup funnel which can be connected via a connector conduit to a source of suction which is part of the spinning mill. The debris aspirating device is embodied and disposed such that opening of a cover to each rotor spinning unit is not hampered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz-Georg Wassenhoven
  • Patent number: 5638669
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a twisted yarn includes the step of removing two rovings from two separate supplies and passing each roving through a separate drawing device. From each roving a separate spun yarn is produced by ring-spinning. Each spun yarn is collected in the form of a bobbin on a yarn carrier of separate hollow spindles, wherein the separate hollow spindles are positioned atop one another. With formation of a yarn balloon the spun yarn is withdrawn from the bobbins and guided through the hollow spindle axle of the respective hollow spindle. The spun yarn withdrawn from the upper one of the hollow spindles is guided through the hollow spindle axle of the lower one of the hollow spindles. Both spun yarns are then guided together to a winding device positioned below the lower one of the hollow spindles. The hollow spindles are rotated as a function of the winding speed of the winding device such that a twist of the spun fibers is at least partially canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Palitex Project-Company GmbH
    Inventor: Jurgen Kallmann
  • Patent number: 5632138
    Abstract: A sliver can transport system includes a can vehicle for transporting sliver cans while traveling between a can delivery station, work stations of at least one sliver-processing textile machine having machine parts with fixed locations, a discharge station for empty cans, and path locations within the can transport system. The can vehicle has parking places for the cans, a loading and unloading device for the cans, and a positioning device for positioning the can vehicle relative to the parking places for the cans. At least two spaced-apart can stands each have at least two parking places for sliver cans and the parking places are each combined into self-contained structural units. The structural units have vertically adjustable floor supports for vertically positioning the can stands, and stops for engaging at least one of the fixed locations of the machine parts, a further one of the can stands and the path locations, for horizontal positioning in two degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Liedgens
  • Patent number: 5611195
    Abstract: A method and system for maintaining spinning machines having a plurality of spinning stations include automatically positioning a maintenance unit proximate to the spinning stations for removing spinning components from the spinning stations and replacing the removed spinning components with replacement spinning components. The maintenance unit is configured to remove the spinning component from the spinning station for servicing, to immediately replace the removed spinning component with a replacement spinning component which is carried by the maintenance unit, and to transfer the removed spinning component to a remote service station. The removed spinning component is serviced at the service station and is subsequently picked up by the maintenance unit for subsequent installation into another spinning station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Kurt Lovas, Bernd Bahlmann, Hans Landwehrkamp, Edmund Schuller
  • Patent number: 5595056
    Abstract: A ring-spinning or ring-twisting machine with a ring rail having rings and travelers for each spinning or twisting spindle. The horizontal ring rail is displaceable on rigid vertical rods, the lower ends of which are connected to vertical stretches of flexible traction elements which lie substantially in the vertical plane of the weight axis of the ring rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Mathias Scheufler
  • Patent number: 5551223
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the spinning geometry of a spinning machine in which the lengths of the path segments between the drafting output and rolls and the yarn guide, between the yarn guide and the balloon constricting ring, between the balloon constricting ring and the traveller, or other angles are controlled in response to the yarn break frequency and/or spinning force and, when necessary, the spindle speed is also controlled to minimize the spinning force. The system can use a fuzzy logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Nickolay
  • Patent number: 5524426
    Abstract: Unit to bear spindles which is suitable for spinning machines, twisters and also for two-for-one twisters and comprises a support (11) including two opposite sides (13a-13b), each of which bears at least one main bearing (30) coaxial with an opposite main bearing (30), the axis of these bearings (30) being substantially at a right angle to the opposite sides (13a-13b), each bearing (30) holding a shaft (19) which bears an interposed pulley (20a) and protrudes from the respective opposite sides (13a-13b), each shaft (19) supporting a respective spindle (16), the support (11) being equipped with an at least partly removable lateral plate (12) and constituting a spindle-bearing frame (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: SIRA SpA
    Inventor: Enzo Scaglia
  • Patent number: 5499773
    Abstract: A machine producing cross-wound bobbins or cheeses has a yarn guide rod including axially coupled-together partial rods. Each partial rod includes a tubular abrasion-proof jacket, and a compact bar body being formed essentially of fibers embedded in a plastic matrix and being disposed in and joined to the tubular jacket in a shift-proof manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst AG & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Raasch, Willi Wassen
  • Patent number: 5481859
    Abstract: A stiff mounting unit is formed by a pair of longitudinal main girders and support bars for a two sided spinning or twisting machine frame. Bridge pieces are connected to these bars and girders. The support rollers and pressing rollers of the drafting or feed units are mounted on the bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Mann, Kurt Hack, Thomas Benkert
  • Patent number: 5459990
    Abstract: A high efficiency facility for producing yarn is provided wherein fibers pass through machines in the following order: a mixing mechanism (1), a first pair of cleaners (5, 7), a laydown cross blender (11), a second pair of cleaners (15, 17), an air fiber separator (23), a pair of vertical mixers (26, 28), a pair of air fiber separators (33, 35), and a pair of multiple chute feeders (41, 43). A plurality of carding machines (61) receive the fibers from the feeders (41, 43) and produce carded sliver from the fibers. A coiling apparatus (63) receives the carded sliver from each of the carding machines (61) and coils it into a plurality of carding containers, from which a drawing frame (71) feeds the carded sliver into a plurality of drawing containers. A plurality of open-end spinning machines (81) spin the carded sliver into yarn packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: TNS Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyohiro Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 5431004
    Abstract: Apparatus for insulating air-conditioning and soundproofing a work area of a textile machine includes a tubular cover arranged around the work area fitted with hatches for inspecting this area, an air-conditioning unit; which takes atmospheric air from the working environment of the machine and, after having conditioned it in a desired manner, feeds it inside the aforementioned tubular cover, and a manifold device for discharging "exhausted" conditioned air, coming from the inside of the tubular cover towards the outside of the working environment of the textile machine itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Inventor: Carlo Menegatto
  • Patent number: 5431006
    Abstract: An open-end spinning machine with a machine frame with at least one section. The latter is provided for each longitudinal machine side with a rigid structural unit which consists of several longitudinal structural elements and two end walls. Intermediate walls are provided at least between two adjoining pairs of spinning stations. These intermediate walls are rigidly connected to the longitudinal structural elements as are the intermediate walls, whereby the groups of technological spinning elements, including the parts of drive units and the winding mechanisms are attached to longitudinal structural elements and/or to the intermediate walls. The end walls of the two structural units are connected to each other in pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Edmund Schuller, Rupert Karl, Anton Stanglmair, Gottfried Schneider, Hans Landwehrkamp, Gerhard Hyna, Claus Franz, Thorsten Buchner
  • Patent number: 5421150
    Abstract: In a textile machine, the machine frame is provided with frame walls made of sheet metal, each of which being made as a bearing element. For this purpose the frame walls are provided with 90 degree offset edges and are connected by combined plug-in and screw connections to connection elements and via the latter to at least one additional frame wall and receive structural and function elements by additional combined plug-in and screw connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinehbau AG
    Inventors: Hermann Adolf, Bernhard Stang, Karl Zopfl
  • Patent number: 5417045
    Abstract: A traveller changer in which a first operating portion having a tensor for absorbing the slack of yarn passed through a traveller in a ring spinning frame, and a second operating portion having a yarn hooking lever, a traveller removing element and a traveller mounting elements are provided on a carrier unit, the first operating portion being disposed at a predetermined certain height relative to the carrier unit, and the second operating portion being disposed vertically movably in arrowed directions with respect to the carrier unit so that it can follow up the height of a ring rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroo Otoshima
  • Patent number: 5343685
    Abstract: In the case of a machine frame for a ring spinning machine or a ring twisting machine, several vertical columns, which are situated opposite one another in pairs, are provided on each side of the machine distributed in the longitudinal direction of the machine. At the level of the spindle rails, the vertical columns are connected with one another by means of intermediate pieces extending transversely with respect to the longitudinal direction of the machine and, in the area of the upper ends, are connected with one another by means of transverse bridges. The intermediate pieces are used as the supporting elements for the spindle rails of both machine sides. The vertical columns are used as guiding elements for carriages of the ring rails as well as as guiding elements for carriages of yarn guides. With a self-guiding arrangement of the carriages, a lifting movement of the ring rails and of the yarn guides is ensured which is free of jerks and mutually independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Spindelfabrik Suussen, Schurr, Stahlecker & Grill GmbH
    Inventor: Horst Burgermeister
  • Patent number: 5333442
    Abstract: A multi-strand nylon rope having improved abrasion resistance is comprised of a plurality of strands. Each strand is comprised of a plurality of yarns wherein each yarn is formed of a predetermined number of filaments. The filaments of each yarn are twisted together to form a yarn of a predetermined size, the twist direction being opposite that of the final ply yarn direction. For a right lay rope a sufficient number of filaments are twisted together in the left or "S" direction to produce a yarn of a predetermined size. Three or more yarns prepared in this manner are then plied or twisted together in the opposite or right direction. The cover for each strand is formed of alternate yarns of standard (i.e. round) and oblong filaments, respectively, the oblong filaments having a modification ratio of three, forming a rope having increased abrasion resistance, a hand and feel that is not stiff or unmanageable and which resists strand-to-strand wet abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: American Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Berger
  • Patent number: 5331800
    Abstract: The apparatus for making a cable by roebling individual rectangular cross-sectioned strands includes two pressing elements, each of the pressing elements extending in a direction (y-axis) perpendicular to the conveying direction (z-direction), engaging different stacks from the top side and bottom side of the cable respectively and being displaceable in opposite directions in a timed reciprocating manner to move stacks toward each other; two nonrotatable pushing members, each of which being mounted on opposite lateral sides of the cable, being structured and positioned to be moveable in another direction (x-axis) perpendicular to and across the conveying direction (z-axis) to displace respective individual strands to adjacent stacks and to simultaneously bend them; a nonrotatable counterabutment member spaced along the conveying direction from each of said pushing members and being mounted to be moveable oppositely to the pushing member associated therewith; a device for adjusting, prior to roebling, a spacin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Lackdraht Union GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Schaumburg, Hartmut Gottschling
  • Patent number: 5231820
    Abstract: A unique rope for use in commercial fishing comprising floating and sinking portions. The sinking portion has blended yarns made up of a blend of first and second non-metallic synthetic filaments in proportions to yield a sinking rope portion having a specific gravity greater than one. The sinking rope portion comprises strands having yarns of substantially the same diameter. The floating portion of the rope is formed by replacing selected ones of the blended yarns in each strand with yarns formed of a material having a specific gravity of less than one. The replacement yarns and the blended yarns are of the same diameter to enhance the integrity and strength of the rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: American Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: George A. Berger
  • Patent number: 5170615
    Abstract: A textile yarn processing machine, in particular a yarn twisting machine, having a plurality of spindle assembly working positions, which is enclosed on both longitudinal sides over its full height with a soundproofing cover comprising several paneling elements which are movable for partially overlapping each other. Between the paneling elements and the working positions of the machine, maintenance units are arranged, which are able to move also in the closed condition of the paneling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Palitex Project Company GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Strahlen, Jurgen Kallamann, Heinz Fink
  • Patent number: 4890450
    Abstract: A spinning machine with unit to service spinning and winding stations, which is capable of travelling alongside the spinning machine and contains control and drive elements in a housing. The housing is enclosed by covers and is equipped with an anti-collision device taking effect in a direction opposite to the direction of travel. The anti-collision device of each direction of travel comprises two elements, of which the first element is attached to the lateral cover of the housing so as to be capable of pivoting. The first element is made to act as an actuating mechanism of the second element which acts upon the control elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rupert Karl, Rudolf Becker
  • Patent number: 4879872
    Abstract: An apparatus for positioning aligned, elongate segments of a ring rail of a textile machine relative to vertically movable ring rail supports includes a centering bore and projection, a lateral guide bore and projection and a longitudinal guide bore and projection. The bores are selectively formed on the vertically movable ring rail supports and the ring rail segments and the projections are correspondingly formed on the other of the ring rail supports and the ring rail segments. The lateral guide bore and projection accommodates variations in the lateral extent of the ring rail segment and the longitudinal guide bore and projection accommodates variations in the longitudinal extent of the ring rail segment so that the ring rail segment is maintained at a predetermined position with respect to the spindles serviced by its associated rings while variations in its longitudinal and lateral extents which may occur due to temperature changes or the like are automatically acccommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Jakob Bothner
  • Patent number: 4862686
    Abstract: A lightweight, rigidified support stand for textile spinning and like machines may be easily manufactured with close tolerances without resort to a casting process by welding together a profiled sheet metal base having a substantially flat main support surface provided with a plurality of receptacles for fastening of machines components and a sheet metal brace member of a U-shaped profile. The formation of the fastener receptacles in the base member enables the receptacles to be arranged in a single plane with close tolerances, while the brace member serves to rigidify the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Stadele, Thomas Grollmann, Friedrich Dinkelmann
  • Patent number: 4843811
    Abstract: A bobbin transporting system includes a spinning bobbin transporting path and an empty bobbin transporting path both provided between a spinning frame and a winder, and a spinning bobbin reservoir path is formed intermittently of the spinning bobbin transporting path between the spinning frame and winder for temporarily reserving thereon all of spinning bobbins on a transport band which have been doffed by the spinning frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshio Yamamoto, Syuichi Kikuchi, Kazuo Nakanishi, Yoshihiko Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 4840022
    Abstract: In order to service work stations of either spinning or doubling machines of the type having several service units travelling alongside their work stations, whenever an inspection of a given service unit becomes necessary, the given service unit to be inspected is brought from an operative condition into an inspection position. Such position is crosswise to the usual operative direction of travel of the service unit, and its side to be inspected (and which is otherwise turned towards the machine) is preferably thereby rendered accessible. Also, its normal work path is opened to use by another service unit. Such other service unit then travels into the opened work path and takes over the task of servicing the work station or stations in the assigned operative work area of the given service unit being inspected until same is brought back from its inspection position into its work path upon completion of the inspection, and again assumes the task of servicing work stations of its assigned work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Rupert Karl, Rudolf Becker
  • Patent number: 4821504
    Abstract: A system for controlling the displacement motion of a carriage working machine which is capable of displacing along a track arranged along ends of spinning machines installed in parallel as a group, wherein an automatic apparatus for carrying out a certain part of the process by these spinning machines is rigidly or detachably mounted on a carriage. In this system, when a spinning machine outputs a forecast signal to call the working machine, the forecast signal is registered in a registration table. After the working machine has arrived at a position on the track adjacent to the particular spinning machine, and it is confirmed that the particular spinning machine can accept the operation of the automatic apparatus of the working machine, then the automatic apparatus starts to carry out its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Assignee: Howa Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Shinkai, Yutaka Tanaka, Hachiro Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 4795230
    Abstract: In order to spread optical fibers emerging from an end of cable and to firmly attach the cable end with ends of protective jackets in which the spread fibers are strung, the following steps are performed by means a spreading device including mainly a grooved hollow distributor. The distributor is fastened to a sawn off end of a grooved elongated ring in the cable by pinching a central armature emerging from the cable, by jaws housed in the distributor. A split ring is strung around a grooved revolution portion of the distributor. For each fiber, a longitudinal slot of the split ring and a respective groove of the revolution portion are superposed, the end of the jacket of the fiber is entered into the groove through the slot, and the jacket is forced into the groove by partially rotating the split ring so as to superpose the slot and another distributor groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1989
    Assignees: SAT (Societe Anonyme De Telecommunications, SILEC (Societe Industrielle De Liaisons Electriques)
    Inventors: Marcel Garcia, Didier Suillerot
  • Patent number: 4790131
    Abstract: A spinning winder in which a spinning frame and an automatic winder are integrally associated. The spinning winder provides carrier routes comprising routes for transporting a spinning bobbin from the spinning frame to the automatic winder and routes for returning an empty bobbin discharged from the automatic winder to the spinning frame and also provides a passage for an operator between the spinning frame and the automatic winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 4766718
    Abstract: A positioning mechanism for a traveling automatic maintenance unit for a textile ring spinning machine or the like, which unit includes a carriage movable on spaced tracks along the spinning stations of the machine for automatically stopping at spinning stations that are determined to require maintenance. The mechanism includes a frame that is transversely pivotally mounted on the carriage on a longitudinally extending shaft. The frame carries an automatically operable maintenance mechanism that pivots with the frame transversely into operating position at a spinning station. Transverse movement of the frame is accomplished by a pneumatic piston-cylinder mechanism that manipulates a sliding element on a transversely extending rod of a slide guide with the frame connected to the sliding element by a connecting linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Ivo Righi
  • Patent number: 4742673
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring twister ring warp on a twister frame are described. The apparatus involves a levelling device having flat contact points which engage the twister ring on the frame, and when all contact points are touching, the ring indicates the degrees of deflection from flat exhibited from the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernice R. Farmer
  • Patent number: 4736581
    Abstract: A spinning winder in which a spinning frame and an automatic winder are integrally associated. The spinning winder provides carrier routes comprising routes for transporting a spinning bobbin from the spinning frame to the automatic winder and routes for returning an empty bobbin discharged from the automatic winder to the spinning frame and also provides a passage for an operator between the spinning frame and the automatic winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 4735039
    Abstract: A suspension assembly (A) for raising and lowering the ring rails (14, 14') of a textile yarn processing machine is disclosed. Vertical guide posts (18, 18') are disposed adjacent to each of the ring rails for guiding the ring rails as they reciprocate vertically. The opposed ring rails are connected by the suspension assembly which includes a parallelogram linkage comprised of a tension rod (24) pivotally connected to opposing bearing brackets (B, C) and a compression rod (26) which is pivotally connected to the opposing bearing brackets. Slide bearings (20, 20' and 22, 22') are carried by the bearing brackets (B, C) for bearing against the guide posts (18, 18'). The lengths of the compression rod and the tension rod are adjusted to bring the spaced slide bearings into light contact with an associated guide post so that the ring rails may be lifted by a lifter mechanism in unison without causing loads on the guide posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1988
    Assignee: Platt Saco Lowell Corporation
    Inventor: Guenther C. Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 4720967
    Abstract: In the transport apparatus for roving bobbins in a plant including a group of spinning machines according to our invention each spinning machine has a closed circulating belt on which suspended carriages equipped either with full or empty roving bobbins are movable. A transport belt is provided which runs through a loading station which replaces empty roving bobbins with full roving bobbins. Each of the circulating belts is connected with the transport belt by one connecting belt for removing one of the suspended carriages with empty roving bobbins and another connecting belt for feeding in another suspended carriage with full roving bobbins. A switch controllable depending on the filling state of the approaching roving bobbin carriage is positioned at each branch of the connecting belts with the transport belt or one of the circulating belts. The roving bobbins are mounted on the transport and circulating belts so as to be movable independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Guttler
  • Patent number: 4693069
    Abstract: A heat-insulating jacket extends around each rotating can of a doubling machine. Half way up the height of the can envelope surface, an extraction line for extracting the air heated by friction as the can rotates extends into the interior between the jacket and the can. The end-face boundaries of the rotating can and/or top and bottom closure members of the jacket are such that the pressures of the air drawn into the jacket are at least substantially equal at the top and at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignees: Sulzer Brothers Ltd., Carl Hamel Spinn-& Zwirnmaschine AG
    Inventors: Christian Imhof, Gerhard Kempf
  • Patent number: 4685283
    Abstract: Each of the spinning stations is provided with a profile locating element or marker as well as a signal lamp for indicating a disturbance in a spinning unit. The service tender carries a locating device which includes a spring biased body which is capable of moving perpendicularly to the direction of movement of the service tender towards a spinning unit to which the service tender has been called. The body carries a pair of rollers which are mounted on a pivotable turntable so as to be pivoted when passing over a locating element of a spinning station.The locating device serves to generate signals for braking the service tender to a halt in alignment with a selected spinning station.The service tender also carries an anchoring system which uses a plate coated with a layer of friction material for engaging a rail on which the service tender moves for securing the tender in an aligned position with a spinning station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Rieter Machine Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Walter Slavik, Ernst Engeli, Andre Lattion
  • Patent number: 4660369
    Abstract: A bobbin transporting system in which a winder area and a spinning frame area having a plurality of spinning frames are connected to each other by means of a spinning bobbin transporting line and an empty bobbin transporting line. Transport bands for spinning bobbins are located along opposite sides of the spinning frame and are circulated in integral relationship so that spinning bobbins are delivered at the same time from the transport bands to the spinning bobbin transporting line and supplied to the winder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1987
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuji Konishi, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 4642978
    Abstract: A pneumatic spinning apparatus wherein a sliver is introduced into an air injection nozzle in which the sliver is acted upon by a flow of compressed air to produce a spinning yarn. A silencer is connected in contiguous relationship to an exhaust air hole of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koshi Noda