Apparatus and method for splicing threadlines by knot-induced thread twist entanglement
Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04
USPTO - Utility Patents
This invention provides an apparatus and method for splicing together two threadlines in a manufacturing process and, more specifically, to a manually assisted apparatus and method resulting in a knot-induced twist entanglement splice that joins a threadline from a standby spool to the running threadline from an active spool.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
FIG. 1 is a front view of a multi-spool unwinder device incorporating the splicing apparatus of the present invention capable of accommodating eight active threadlines.
FIG. 2 is a top view of the unwinder and splicing device of FIG.
FIG. 3 is side view of the unwinder and splicing device of FIG.
FIG. 4 is a close-up image of the tie tube assembly on an unwinder and splicing device designed to accommodate four active threadlines.
FIG. 5 is an image showing a partial view of the unwinder and splicing device of FIG.
1. A method for splicing an elastic thread comprising the steps of:
2. The method of claim 1 further comprising the steps of:
3. A splicer comprising:
4. The splicer of claim 3 further comprising means for cutting said running thread.