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Publication numberUS3705698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1972
Filing dateMay 24, 1971
Priority dateMay 24, 1971
Publication numberUS 3705698 A, US 3705698A, US-A-3705698, US3705698 A, US3705698A
InventorsJames W Newman, Ronald E Zajac
Original AssigneeWindings Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Payout stand for universal type winds with radial opening for feedout
US 3705698 A
A payout stand for holding windings of the universal type having a radial opening into the axial opening through which the inner end of the material is brought out includes a V-shaped cradle in which the wind can be laid and a pair of tapering guiding members which in use project into the ends of the axial opening within the package almost up to the central plane thereof and guiding the loops being withdrawn from the inside of the package and preventing or reducing birdsnesting of the flexible material being withdrawn.
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United States Patent Newman et al.

1541 PAYOUT STAND FOR UNIVERSAL TYPE WINDS WITH RADIAL OPENING FOR FEEDOUT [72] inventors: James W. Newman, Sca rsdale NY? 10583; ional dETZ'ijac, Yon- W53 [73 1 Assignee: windings Incl, Yonkers, NY.

[22] Filed: May 24, 1971 [211 Appl. No.: 146,208

[52] US. Cl. ..;.....242/129.51, 225/47, 242/170 [51] Int. Cl. ..B65h 49/00 [58] Field of Search ..242/ l29.5-l29.8,

15 3,705,698 [451 Dec. 12,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,040,768 10/1912 Ryon ..242/l56.1 2,445,534 7/1948 Musso ..242/179.51 2,523,806 9/1950 Bohne ..242/129.51 3,153,519 10/1964 Jewell etal. .242/159 Primary Examiner-Leonard D. Christian Attorney-Jennings Bailey, Jr.

[57] ABSTRACT 5 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures PAYOUT STAND FOR UNIVERSAL TYPE WINDS WITH RADIAL OPENING FOR FEEDOUT BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The invention relates to a payout stand for holding winds of the universal type having a radial opening into the axial opening through which the inner end of the material is drawn out.

2. The Prior Art The application of James W. Newman, Ser. No. 819,777 filed Apr. 18, 1969 as a continuation in part of Ser. No. 810,990, filed Mar. 27, I969 shows a package of this type in which conical or pyramidal members are inserted into each of the ends of the axial opening meeting or coming close to each other in the center of the package, to prevent birdsnesting during the payou of the material of the package.

Application Ser. No. 819,777 for Package of Flexible Material with Twistless Payout provides a stand for holding a number of packages of this type having cones which are inserted into the ends of the package. The present invention represents an improvement on such devices.

In the arrangement shown in application Ser. No. 819,777, the package of flexiblematerial is supported on the cones. As the material of the package is withdrawn, the wall thickness of the package decreases and the inner wall rests on the cone, resulting in effect in a lowering of the package on the stand. The friction between the package wall and the ends of the conical members may result in interference with the withdrawal of the material.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The purpose of the present invention is to provide a package holder or payout stand for packages of this type, in which the package can be shipped without the cones and can thereafter be fed out without interference by falling off of the coils.

According to the invention, a stable package supporting system is provided. This is accomplished by having a pair of cones, which are capable of fitting one into the other at their cutoff ends, which overlie a package cradle on which the package rests during withdrawal, the radial hole in the package preferably running out vertically from the central axial opening. This cradle is either a simple Vvshaped member, or it may be provided with adjustments to fit packages of varying size.


FIG. 1 shows in side elevation a stand embodying the invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view;

FIG. 3 is a view partially in section taken on the line 33 of FIG. 1.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring to the drawings, and particularly to FIGS. 1 and 2, there is a trough-like member 2 with an end wall 4 closing one end and extending above the trough.

There is a second end wall 6, mounted on pins 8 slidable in the block 2, and holdable either in adjustable position by set screw 10 which can engage the pin 8 or by a catch member 12, 14 which may be fixed or adjustable in position.

On the walls 4 and 6 are mounted two tapering members 16 and 18, respectively, playing the function of the cones described in application Ser. No. 819,777. These cones are mounted on blocks 20 slidable in grooves 22 in the end walls, and may be secured for example by strips 24 mounted on pins 26 secured to the blocks 20 and pressed by nuts 28 against the end walls. Other suitable means of adjustment may be used.

When a package composed of a coil of flexible material with radial payout is mounted on these conical members 16, 18, it will rest in the cradle 2, and will not drop downwardly onto the conical members as the material of the package is withdrawn and its inside diameter increases. This is particularly advantageous because it is important that the inner layers of the winding should be out of contact with the conical members, as otherwise friction is likely to occur which may disturb the withdrawal and cause birdsnesting.

The faces of the end boxes 4 and 6, such as the face 26, are each covered with layers of sponge rubber or similarly resistant material which will softly grip the package and at the same time prevent the access of humidity in a package covered by a moisture-proof wrapper. Humidity is likely to interfere with withdrawal, especially if the package sits on the machine for sometime while the material is not being withdrawn. This arrangement also aids to keep dirt and dust from entering the package.

Referring now to FIG. 3, this shows the end wall 2 and the tapering member 16. However, the cradle is formed of wings 28 pivoted at 30 on blocks 32 upstanding from the base 34 and capable of being adjusted in position by arcuate racks 36 pivoted at 38 to the wings 28 and engagable with fixed racks 40 secured on the uprights 32. This, combined with the vertical adjustability, allows adaptation to packages of greatly varying radius and greatly varying wall thickness.

42 is an adjustable thread guide for varying the length of the straight path of flexible material being fed from radial opening in the top part'of the wall of a package lying horizontally in the cradle.

The cradle may also be divided into two parts one connected to each end wall. This will provide supports for end pieces which may be of slightly greater diameter than the wall of the package and prevent injury to the package which might occur if the package is laid on the type of cradle shown in the drawings with one end over-hanging the free end of the cradle.

There is thus provided a package holder or payout stand which can be placed on a sewing machine table surface for feeding thread to the machine, or for other feeding purposes, which will also accomplish the following:

1. Eliminate the requirement of shipping cones as an integral part of each package or wind.

2. Provide a stable package support system which will have the following advantages:

a. Provision of proper support for the package and positioning for payout. This provides for the package to be sustained without rolling in an axial position for payout upward through the thread guide of the stand. In this position payout from a Reelex package can proceed without loosened loops falling or displacing in an axial direction, and with the loops maintained in position in the last layers of the wind when they have no wind bulk to sustain them.

. Provision for permanent payout cone inserts as part of the stand with adjustments for proper positioning of the cones within the package in all planes. The cones can be replaced for size changes and are not package holders as in Ser. No. 819,777.

c. Provision for an adjustable thread guide to provide the correct length of filament run for twist compensation of different wind counts, (such as a one, two, or three wind) from different size packages. Thus if a two wind has a 4 inch average diameter, 4 feet of thread run would be advisable before the thread enters the sewing machine holding device and a 6 inch run would be required for a three wind.

We claim:

1. Payout stand for holding a winding of the universal type having a radial opening into the axial opening through which the inner end of the material is drawn out comprising a concave horizontal cradle for supporting the package from beneath with its axial opening running horizontally, a pair of tapering members capable of engaging within the ends of the axial opening and of extending therein to substantially up to the central transverse plane of the package, and means for supporting said tapering members independently of the package in a fixed position with respect to said cradle.

2. A payout stand as claimed in claim 1, including end members movable towards and from each other in the direction of the length of said cradle, one of said end members being secured to the cradle, and means mounting said tapering members on said end members.

3. In a device as claimed in claim 2, said mounting means including means for adjusting the height of said tapering members with respect to said cradle.

4. In a payout stand as claimed in claim 2, said end members having a resilient material on their opposed faces.

5. A payout stand as claimed in claim 2, in which said cradle comprises two inwardly sloping plates and means to adjust the angular position of said plates.

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Referenced by
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US4367853 *Dec 7, 1981Jan 11, 1983Windings, Inc.Guide and support members for unwinding flexible material from a wound package
US4948064 *Dec 19, 1988Aug 14, 1990Neil RichardUniversal spool support system
US5938260 *Jan 9, 1998Aug 17, 1999Windings, Inc.Hand carrier for shrunk wrap coils of filamentary material
U.S. Classification242/129.51, 225/47, 242/170
International ClassificationB65H49/26
Cooperative ClassificationB65H49/26, B65H2701/31
European ClassificationB65H49/26
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