Global patent index - EP 1015151 A1

EP 1015151 A1 2000-07-05 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING COIL SPRINGS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING COIL SPRINGS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR HERSTELLUNG VON SPIRALFEDERN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE FABRIQUER DES RESSORTS A BOUDIN

Publication

EP 1015151 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98926211 A

Priority

  • US 9811355 W
  • US 86812097 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9853933A1] A method and apparatus for forming a length of connected, pocketed coil springs to be used in mattresses and the like where wire (10) from a supply source is heated (16) to between 450 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit by an induction heater before the wire is coiled. Thereafter, the wire is hot coiled (18), severed (20) and cooled (22) below a temperature where a permanent set might occur fromfurther processing of the spring. Thereafter, the spring is compressed (24) in preparation for its insertion (26) into a space provided by stretchable fabric from a supply reel. The fabric (12) is folded (14) on itself to provide the space. The temperature of the spring must also be sufficiently low to contact the fabric without causing burns or other damage. After insertion of a compressed spring into the space, the fabric is ultrasonically welded (28) to create individual but connected pockets for each spring. Thereafter, the springs are oriented (30) to allow each spring to expand thereby creating the length of connected, pocketed coil springs.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B21F 27/00; B21F 35/00; C21D 9/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B21F 27/16 (2006.01); B21F 33/04 (2006.01); B21F 35/00 (2006.01); C21D 9/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B21F 33/04 (2013.01); C21D 9/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853933A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9853933 A1 19981203; AR 012893 A1 20001122; AU 7810498 A 19981230; BR 9809886 A 20000627; CA 2291822 A1 19981203; CN 1264327 A 20000823; CO 4870768 A1 19991227; EP 1015151 A1 20000705; HU 0003166 A2 20010228; HU 0003166 A3 20010328; IL 133186 D0 20010319; JP 2000512914 A 20001003; PE 43399 A1 19990506; PL 337209 A1 20000814; SK 161399 A3 20000814; TW 407074 B 20001001; ZA 9804692 B 19990104

INPADOC legal status

2003-11-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20021201

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991214

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-07-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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- Free Format Text: AL PAYMENT 19991214;LT PAYMENT 19991214;LV PAYMENT 19991214;RO PAYMENT 19991214;SI PAYMENT 19991214