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Publication numberUS1448980 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 20, 1923
Filing dateMay 12, 1922
Priority dateMay 12, 1922
Publication numberUS 1448980 A, US 1448980A, US-A-1448980, US1448980 A, US1448980A
InventorsFrederick J Schmutz
Original AssigneeCheney Bros
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Yarn-examining machine
US 1448980 A
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Mar. 20, 1923.

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F. J. scHMq-rz YARN EXAMINI NG MACHINE F. J. SCHMUTZ YARN EXAMINING MACHINE Filed May. 12, 1922 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Mar. 20, 1923.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

FREDERICK J'. SCHMUTZ, OF SOUTH MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO CHENEY BROS., OF SOUTH `MANCIIIES'JIER, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION 0F CONNECTICUT.

YARN-EXAMINING MACHINE.

Anplication filed May 12, 1922.

To all fwfwm it may concern.

Be it known that l'. FREDERICK J. SUHMUTZ. a citizen ot the United States residing at South Manchester, county of Hiertiord. State oi Connecticut. have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Yarn-Examining hachines7 of which the ioliowingis a tull, clear, and exact description.

il! invention relates to machines that are iriarticularly adapted for use in examining yarns, threads, raw silk fibre and other strands` and has for its object to provide a novel and improved machine of thischaracter.

The several features of the invention will he clearly understood from the following' description and accompanying drawings. 1n which-n Figure 1 is a front view. partly hroken away. of a strand examininginachine emhodying the features ot' the invention in their preferred torni;

Fig. 2 is an elevation ofV the right hand end of the machine, partly broken away;

Fig. 3 is a front view ot a portion of the machine on an enlarged scale and partly hroken away;

Fia". et is a sectional elevation, on an enlarged scale, taken on the line the of Fig. 2;

Fig. 5 is a detailed end elevation showing particularly the hearing),r for one end of the examining board of the machine;

liig. 6 is a detailed sectional View partly, in elevation, taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4;

Fi 7 is a sectional View, partly in elevation, taken on the line 7 7 of Fig. 3; and

Fig. S is a sectional plan view taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 7.

The strand examiningr machine illustrated in thc drawings is provided with a board 2, and a sci-ics ot ,Q'uides 4 for severally guidingr f: plurality oit strands 6 to the board. The hoard Q is rectangular and is rotated about iongritiulinal axis during the operation of the nizwhine. and the guides 4 are moved longitudinally of the hoard and inV timed relation to the rotation thereof to cause the strands to hc wound Vtoward the left on the hoard in separate planes so as to he convenicr-.tiy visible for the purposes of examination. A series of spring clips 5 are secured to one of the longitudinal edges of theY board Serial No. 560,485.

for conveniently securing the ends of the strands in place, the operator using one clip 'to hold the leading end oi one strand and usingr the next clip to the lett after the completion of the winding: operation to hold the other end of the strand.

The examininar hoard 2 has coaxial trunnions 7 secured on its ends. The trunnion on the left hand end ot the hoard is mounted in a fixed Ushaped hearing.r 8 on the Jframe oi' the machine and the trunnion on the other end of thc hoard is mounted in a hollow hearingr head 10 formed on the inner end of a shatt 12. A block 14 is secured on the hearingy head 10 and is provided with an inwardlv projecting wing 16 that engages a side ot the extuninimgr board, the head 10 and block '1i constitutingr a chuck to cause the hoard to rotate with the shaft 1Q. The wing` 16 *forms a flange of an angle-iron which is secured to a {iangre on the block 14 hy a bolt 17 that extends through a slot in thc latter flange to enable the wing 16 to he adjusted to accommodate different thiclc nessi-s oi hoards. ln order to secure an even winding ot thc strands on the board it is ot importance that there should he no axial movement of thc hoard duringr the winding operation. and to this end a coiled spring 18 is arranged in an axial socket in the shaft 12 and is interposed between the end of the trunnion 7 and the end wall of the socket, tir:l spriuffj urging the hoard toward the fixed hearing-4 S The inner wall of the hearing` head 1li YFor the right hand truunion 7 is made conical as shown to enable the opposite end oi the hoard to he tipped upwardlyl whenv the board `is so positioned that the wing-16 faces downwardly. so as to bring its trnnnion out of the hearingr 8 and thus permit the hoard to be easily removed from the mach inc and another boardA inserted if desired.

The thread or strand guidesd are mounted on the upper edge ot a. carrier Q0 which is in the form of a har of substantially the length of the examining hoard. The carrier is mounted and guided on flanged rollers QQ which are mounted on studs 24 secured to the frame ci' the machine` the lower edge of the carrier being vfaced with U-shaped metal strips 26 secured thereto which engage the rollers `22. The npperedge of the carrier is guided by means ot a depending lang'e 2T projertiug trom the machine trame which. engages in a Ufshaped slot in the carrier.

ln the illustrated machine means is provided tor placing' a unitorin tension on the strands as they are being delivered to the hoard. and to this end a plurality o'l' thread tensioning devices are mounted on the rar-- rier QU through which the strands severally pass. As shown. eaeh thread tension rom-- prises a pair ot opposed dises QS ha vingtheir inner faces lined with plush or similar material between which the thread passes. Ilaeh pair ot dises are mounted on a stud pin 30 secured to the Carrier and are pressed toward each other by means of a spring B2 eoiled about the stud and interposed het\veen the outer dise and a nut 34 screwthreaded on the end ot the stud. this eoustruction enablingl the tension. plaeed on the individual strands to be independently adjusted by means ot the nuts By nioimting the tension devices on the carrier 20, instead of using stationary tension devices. insures a uniform tension being placed ou each strand during the operation of the machine. En some eases as where raw sill( fibre is used. it has been tound that suliicieut tension is placed on the strands it they are passed directly from the tension dises Q8 to the guide l. but in ease a greater tension is desired a .series of porcelain studs 3G are mounted on the earrier Q0 over u'hieh the strands may he. passed one or more times to inrrease the tension.

As illustrated in Figs. l. and 2 ot' the drawings the thread. yarn or other strands may be supplied to the niaehine wound on spools which may be supported on an elongated shell' 38 secured to the trout ot' the` machine traine. the spools beineP held in plat-e on the shelt` by means ot upwardly extendinrT stud pins 40 over which the spools ari` plaeed. ln case raiv silk tilne is to he used in the machine it may` if desired` he drawn direetlv from the eoeoon. the eoeoons being plaeed in suitable rec-eplaeles on the .shelf The mechanism 'tor actuating the carrier 20 comprises a shaft 42 having one end extending through and journaled in a hear ing` 44 formed on the upper end ot a brai'iket 46 secured. to the machine trame. The inner portion ot' the shaft 42 is screw-threaded and engaged by segmental screw threads formed on the end of a hloelt 48. The hloek 4S is formed on the rear end of a plunger rod 50 which extends through a hollow bushingr 52 seeured in an aperture in the ear-- rier 20. The screw-threaded bleek 48 is pressed in operative engagement. With the screw-threaded portion of the shaft 42 hy means of a spring 54 coiled about the langer 50 and interposed between a shoulser 56 on the plunger and a shoulder 58 on the inner Wall of the bushing 52. The block is held from turl'iing movement by means of a key 6() on the plunger engaging a slot in the bushing A knob Gi? is screw-threaded on the Yforward end of the plunger. lVith this construction upon rotation of the screw-threaded shaft 42 in a counter-clockwise direction the carrier 20 will loe moved longitudinally to the lett to guide the thread as it is wound on the board`r and the carrier may be brought haelt to its initial position after the eoinpletion of the winding operation by retractingr the plunger G0 by means of the knob (l2 so as to diseors neet the bloel 48 l'roln the screw-threaded shaft The shaft 42 is thus rotatei'l hv means of a ratchet wheel G4 seeured thereon`r which is engaged by a pawl (i6 pivotally mounted on a reciprocating; plunger 6&1 The plunger 68 is mounted to slide in tu hular casing 70 and is urged rearwardly by means of a spring T2 coiled about the plunger and interposed between a head 74 secured on the rear end of the plunger and a bearingl collar TG lsecured in the easing. The plunger is moved forwardly to operate the rati-het Wheel tielby means of a cani T5S earried by the Shaft lll that arts on the head of the plunger. Through this connection between the Carrier 20 and the cam T8 the earrier is moved intermittently toward the let't to guide the thread during the winding! operation, and as illustrated the earn 78 is so shaped that each movement ot the earrier takes place as an edge ot the hoard is brought into engagement with the strands. Such intermittent traversing' of the strand guiding Carrier is t'ound to be advantagenus over a construction in which the earrier is fed continuously. as the stretches of the threads extending over the iaees ol the boards are arranged more nearly at riohl. angles to the edges of the boa rd` the defleetion of the thread takingr plaee tor the most part across the edges ot the board.

In marhiues of this character it is desir able that there should be provision for rar'v ing the. sparing ot' the eoils o1' earh strand on the hoard so as to compensate I'or illitferent thicknesses of strands. To this end the actuating meihanism 'or the earrier Q0 has provision for adjustment during; the operation of the mafhine lo vary the mil-nl, of eaeh intermittent n'ioi'emeut ol' the ear tiern As shown a rnieroineliii' slome Htl i: sereukthreaded on the forward end of the tubular easingY To and the forward end will of this sleeve is adapted to he engaged hy a stop mit 82 secured on the end ot the pluu1 ger 68 so as to limit the rearward movement of the plunger hy means of its spring1 T2. With this construction it will he apparent that by adjustingthe sleeve S0 on the tubular easing 70 that the extent of the movements imparted to the plunger 68 by the aeltlll .of the shaft 114.

tuatng @am 78 end.i hence. .the extentie?? .eah ofithe intermittent. nioyementS- :imparted to 4the .strandigiding:cerrirQneyhe legulate'dns desired. i

The shaft 1 2 is d'riye- Ilfby a 8,4,.Se- .cured thereon' having a;.pe'ijijzvherel '.friction the periphery .of a friction '.idriymgf. .pulley 88 loosely inountedn a studslhfiit. 90;,hziving its ends Seou red. to .the ,machine 'fraine vThe ,driving pulley 188 isproyiided .xi/.ith a heb 192 mig-.14) zen ...Wildnis Seme-'ed a greeted 101111957394 -Wllieh sdd'liiieuthrough a belt"96' by a pulley 98 carried by hh e .shift ofen electricmotor.1Q0,.mountedf.on.the ruaehine frame.

' The maohine v.s .thnown into end .one-of 4foperaition' by '.moyrig therfriction @drum :1.84

12,on whiehjzhe. friction Qdnum: v8,4;.js mounted, is j ourneledl. in.. .bearings ,ognqltlimreli .end .of

.a Supportinof;braclretirrn.1102,M1iiohis .pivoteLly mounted .at .fits '..ionwa-rd .-.end en'gthe shia'ft 12,1lthetllbilllreasiing. 70,'orgtl1e-pn-ivl oarryingn1ungen68 ben'gelso.mountedon this bracket arm so filmtthe .pnlley .184. is @dented to be ,raisednnd `Vloweredabout the tion driving pnlley. LD u-ring'.theeoperation of fhejmaehinej'heffriotonrlrurn 84, is ,heldin operative engegementwitl1-fthe driveloekwise 'direction (viewing Fig.I.2.) .en-

gages the peripheryr off unnularjjsinge drum 'from lthe {friet-ion 'diiif'jmg ...pulley :88

y mid frictionally 4'stops the rotetionv-of the Shaft'lQ. The bell eiz1nl{iS:llll11S. tu-r'ned'-in sa id direction' bythefgrayity, o nf-forpre-idly extending arm108 lthereof. "v'lheibralreshoe is held out oengngement,Wtl1. tl1e.flange 106 .of tbe rictiondifnmV during thenoper tion of the maeliinebyitlie eUggementof the arm 10S theijeo'f.n,i th 'u Shoulder 4110 Iformed on the vupright,'firrno aQIateli'lever 112 whicliis secured on the firmer ,orrenr rind of a. shaft 114, pivotally mounted i-n -the ina'rliine frame. 'The slioulder @n.ltlie -latch lever 11.2.is held in ongagementnfith the` weighted nrm 1081932 ,means oaspringll lim-ing: oneend ronueded with horizontal firm 11T on'thelalchlever and its other-.end fixed tothe maeliine frame. handenA erated arm 118 is seeurejd to theouter-.end fil/'ith thiS `collstriiction .uponswingingytbeerm ll8downwerd1ythe latch leven ,1 12jisg-swggg ,onboienQgeInent .rwithtfhe weighted-arm l10b, thus ,permitting fthe brkeffshoe to. engege with the flange 106 .to raise .thefiition Adrinn-P1 ont of engagement withitsldrivingrliso 88,;ind stopping the shaft 12. When itis desired tofagain throw the vH l'fiohne into operation the -AyeiglitegI-erm 108 isrlisedby the operator `i n fo; enggiglfeinent with .the Stop shoulder 110 on ,the lziteh lever. 112, 4th us fdiseonnectin g the 'brg'ilrefshoe ,from the friction drinn 811.

4In, tbeillustrated machine means is 4provided forgntomatienHy stopping .the mav elaine .when -a predetermined amount 0f .thrend .hasbeen Wound oni the examining .1 -board. ','lo providefonthisn rod 120 iss0 pivotal-ly. connected at ,one .end .wi th the. .upper enfd ofthe leteh leyer lland its other ,end extendeloosely through Aan aperture in eet-op;luglQZsecuredfto the rear Sideof the carrier 20, end astonnut 124 is.screW-.1,55 `113i reaifled:.011.theextreme end .of the rod. lWiththis construction1 it will .be .apparent ,tl 1 z it .-Wl1en the carrier-20,11% .been moved a l,firegleterrnined` disegno@ Athe V.stop lug `122 fthereorrbyengegemnt .with lthe stop. nut 121590 ,fiyillhnt 'tljlgough thefrod 1201.130 swing'. the I flatchgfleyer 112 out of ,engegementmitb the Weightedenm 108.,and-l-thus stop tllema.-

thei 1:0151'20 the .timenf Athe throwing: .out `015:05 .fthe operation .ofthe machinemay be. regu- .l ated;is desired. sheetmetel plate 130A is .securednon themachine framebetween the ,drivingmechenism ,end the. board-.so as.. to

,.Itiirill e-lson-be apparent that the-several Lstrendsnre eyenlyjand ,uniformly .-wound .on

the egalnningboerhthe,coilsofeuch strand -fbeifngfeguailljnspaeed, andeach strand bein g maintained ;under ya ,constant tension throughout-theWinding Operation. The ex ..2Lmining.board is.so arranged in the .ma-

oliindthatsthe er/mrnination ,may.,be Couven-: iently :made .while they board is in` the nmohin.e, oigfifdesiredVthe board with the Strands wound 4thereon may be removed rfrom the, machine Afor future examination :indnnolther .board placed in. the iimnliiiie.72'l

The provision of means under the control of thepperator for automatically stopping the .machine insures@ predetermined number of ,windingsrof QaCb stranden the `board and cnablesanumber-of boni-ds, if desired. to be 12' wound uniformly.

,v'lilihileit .is .preferred toemplov tlie speeific construction and arrangement of parts illustretedand described it Eis understood that his-fe-01i51rueton and errarigementis' 130 not essential except so far as specified in the claims and may be changed or modified without departing from the broader features of the invention.

What I claim is:

l. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable examining board member on which the strand is to be Wound for examination, a carrier movable longitudinally of the aXis of said member, means mounted on the carrier for guiding the strand to said member, a tension device mounted on the carrier for placing a tension on the strand as it is being wound on. said member, and mechanism for rotating said member and for moving said carrier longitudinally in timed relation to cause the strand to be Wound on Said member. With the successive coils of the strand arranged side by side in spaced relation.

2. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable examiningboard member on which the strand is .to be Wound for examination, a device for guiding the strand to said member, and mechanism for rotating said member and for relatively moving said member and said Iguiding device longitudinally of the axis ot said member t0 cause the strand to be wound on said member with the successive coils of the strand arranged side by side in spaced relation, said mechanismhaving provision for adjustment to vary the timed relation of the rotation of said member and the relative longitudinal movement of said member and said guiding device. v

3. A strand examining machine having, in combination, an examining board, a device for guiding the strand to said hoard, and mechanism Jfor rotating said board and for moving said device longitudinally of the board in timed relation to cause the strand to be Wound on the board with the stretches of the strand passing over the. faces of the board arranged side by side in spaced relation, said mechanism having provision for adjustment during the operation of the machine to vary the timed relation of the operation of the board and said guiding device so as to vary the spacing of said stretches of the strand on the board.

4. A strand examining machine having, in combination, an examining board` u device for guiding the strand to said board. and mechanism for rotating said board and for intermittently moving said device longitudinally of the board as the strand is laid over the longitudinal edges of the boe rd, respectively, so as to cause the strand to be wound on the board with the stretches of the strand passing over the faces .of the board arranged side by side in spaced relation.

5. A strand examiningr machine having, m combination, an examining board, a device for guiding the strand to said board, and mechanism for rotating said board and for intermittently moving said device longitudinally of the board as the strand is laid over the longitudinal edges ot the board, respectively, so as 'to cause the strand to be Wound on the board With the stretches thereof passing over the 'faces oi the board arranged side by side in spaced relation, said mechanism having' provision for adjustment to vary the extent of said intermittent movements of Said guiding device to vary the spacing of said stretches of the strand.

6. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable examining' board member on which the strand is to be Wound for examination, aV device for guiding the stranditosaid member, mechanism for rotating said member and for moving said device longitudinally of the axis ci said member in timedrelation to cause the strand to be Wound on said member, and devices for automatically throwing said mechanism out of operation at the completion oi the movement in one direction of said guiding device, a predetermined distance.

7 A strand examining machine having,rin combination, a, rotatable member on which the strand is to be Wound for examination, a device for guiding the strand to said member, and mechanism for rotating said member and .for moving' said device longitudinally of the axis of said member in timed relation to cause the strand tobe wound on said member, and means .for automatically throwing said mechanism outvof operation a predetermined intervalafter it is thrown into operation, said mean'shaving provision for adjustment to varyY the time ot the throwing out of said mechanism.'

8. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a .rota-table member on which the strand is to be Wound for examination, a carrier movable longitudinally of the axis of said member, a device mounted on the carrier for guiding the strand to said member, means for rota-ting said member, means for moving the carrier longitudinally in one direction in timed relation to the rotation of said member to cause the strand to be Wound on said member comprising a screw, connections between the screw and carrier for moving the, carrier longitudinally in said direction upon rotation of the screvs7 in one direction and means tor thus rotating the screw comprising a ratchet wheel, a pawl for actuating the ratchet Wheel, and means for actuating the pavvl having provision for adjustment to vary the extent of movement imparted by the pawl to said ratchet wheel.

9. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable member on which the strand is to be wound for examination, a carrier movable longitudinally of the axis titl of said member, a device mounted ou the carrier for guiding the srra'ndtolsaid member, means t'or rotating said member, means for moving the carrier longitudinally in timed relation to the rotation of said member comprising a screw, connections between the screw and carrier 'for moving the carrier longitudinally in said direction upon rotation ol' the screw in one direction, and means for thus rotating the screw comprising a ratchet wheel, a pawl for actuating the ratchet wheel, and means for actuating the paivl comprising a reciprocable plunger on which the pawl is mounted, a cam for intermittently engaging the plunger to move the plunger in the direction to cause the pawl to actuate the ratchet wheel, a spring for moving the plunger in the opposite direction, and means Vfor adjusting the plunger toward and from the cam to vary the extent of 1iio\-..n1ent inparted to the ratchet Wheel by the pawl.

1U. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable member on which the strand is to be wound for examination, n'ieans comprising a driving sha lt i'or rotat ing said member, a carrier movable longitudinally of the axis or said member, a device mounted on the carrier for guiding the .strand to said member, means for intermittently moving the carrier longitudinally in one direction in timed relation to the rotation ol said member to cause the strand to be wound on said member comprising a cam carried by said driving shaft, a plunger adapted tobe intermittently engaged by the cam to move the plunger in one direction, means Yfor moving the plunger in the opposite direction when disengaged trom the cam` connections between the plunger and carrier for moving the carrier in said direction, and means for adjusting the plunger toward and from the cam to vary the extent of the intermittent movements imparted to the carrier.

1l. A strand examining; machine having, in combination, a rotatable member on which the strand is to be Wound, a carrier movable longitudinally of the axis of said member, a device mounted on the carrier for guiding the strand to said member, mechanism for rotating said member and for moving said carrier in one direction to cause the strand to be Wound on said member, and devices comprising a rod acting when shifted in one direction to throw said mechanism out of operation. an abutment mounted on the rod and adjustable longitudinally thereof, and an abutment mounted on the carrier arranged to engage the abutment on the rod during the ell'ective travel of said carrier to shift the rod in the direction to throw said mechanism out of operation.

l2. A strand examining machine having,

in combination, a rotatable member on` which the strand is to beA Wound, nlieans for rotating said member comprising a driving shaft, a device for guiding the strand to said member, a carrier on which said' device is mounted capable of being moved in one direction during the operation of said member to cause the strand to be wound on said member, a screw, connections between the screw and carrier for moving the carrier in said direction upon rotation of the screw in one direction, and connections between the driving shaft and screw for thus rotating the screw, said latter connections having provision for adjustment to vary the timed relation of the movement of the carrier ith relation to said rotatable member.

13. A strand examining machine, having. in combination, an elongated examining board rotatable about its longitudinal axis, a carrier, a plurality of devices for guiding a plurality of strands, respectively` to the board and a plurality of devices associated with said guiding devices, respectively, for placing a tension on the strands, said guiding and tensioning devices being mounted on the carrier and said tension devices being capable of individual adjustment to vary the tension thereof, and means for rotating the board and l'or moving the carrier to cause the strands to be Wound on the board in a series of separate planes.

14. A strand examining machine having. in combination, an examining board, coaxial trunnions mounted on the ends of the board, a U-shaped bearing for one oi thi` trunnions, a driving member having a bearing in one end for the other trunnion, a block carried by the driving member havingr a projection engaging a side of the board to cause the board to rotate with the driving member, means for rotating the driving member, said bearings and trunnions being constructed and arranged to permit the i board to be removed from the bearings, and

means for guiding a strand to the board to cause it to be Wound in a plane on the board during the rotation thereof.

15. A strand examining machine having, in combination, an examining board having co-axial trunnions mounted on the ends of the board, a U-shaped bearing for one of the trunnions, a driving member having a bearing in one end for the other trunnion` a block carried by the driving member having a projection engaging a side of the board to cause the board to rotate with the driving member, means for rotating the driving member, said bearings and trunnions being constructed and arranged to permit the board to be removed from the bearings, yielding means carried by said block and tending to move said board toward said U-shaped bearing, and means for guiding a Strand to the board to cause it to be wound in a plane on the board during the rotation thereof.

i6. A strand examining machine having, in combination, an examining board, a driving shaft, connections between the board and shaft for rotating the board, a device for guiding a I`etrand to the board, a carrier for Said device, means for moving the carrier during thc rotation of the board to cause the st and to be Wound in a plane on the board, a screw, connections between the screw and carrier for moving the carrier in said direction upon rotation of the screw in one direction, connections between the screw and shaft for thus rotating the screw, an arm having one end pivotally mounted coaxially with the screw and having its other end provided with a bearing in which the shaft is mounted, a driven friction pulley Secured on said shaft, a driving friction pulle)r on which the driven pulley bears by gravity, and means for raising said driven pulley out of operative engagement with said driving pulley.

17. A strand examining machine having, in combination, a rotatable examining board member on which the strand is to be wound for examination, a devicil for guiding the Strand to said member, mechanism for rotatingr said member and for moving Said device longitudinally in one direction of the axis of said member in timed relation to cause the strand to be Wound on said member, devices for automatically throwing said mechanism ont of operation at the completion of the movement of said guiding device a predetermined distance in said lirection, and means capable of being actuated by the operator for renrnimr said guiding device to its initial position.

FREDERICK J. HOHMUTZ.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2546908 *Oct 30, 1947Mar 27, 1951James FergusonWinding machine
US3018062 *Nov 2, 1959Jan 23, 1962Time IncWinding machine
US4372499 *Apr 21, 1980Feb 8, 1983Baechinger PeterProcess and apparatus for preparing fabric patterns
Classifications
U.S. Classification242/472.7, 242/482.9
International ClassificationD06B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06B2700/36, D06B23/00
European ClassificationD06B23/00