Global patent index - EP 1075248 A1

EP 1075248 A1 2001-02-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH-SPEED LACING OF AN ARTICLE

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH-SPEED LACING OF AN ARTICLE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM SCHNÜREN EINES ARTIKELS BEI HOHER GESCHWINDIGKEIT

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL SERVANT A EFFECTUER LA FIXATION TRES RAPIDE D'UN CORDON A UN ARTICLE

Publication

EP 1075248 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99920138 A

Priority

  • US 9909263 W
  • US 8396898 P
  • US 30117999 A
  • US 30117499 A
  • US 30116799 A
  • US 30124199 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956693A1] An apparatus (100) for high-speed attachment of a cord (150) to a piece of receiving material (160) is characterized by one or more pins (210) which engage the cord, pierce the receiving material and draw the cord through the receiving material from the first side to a second side thereof so that open loops are formed in the cord on the second side of the receiving material. The pins may be implemented as push pin (212) and spreader pin (214) pairs movably mounted relative to each other and adapted to grasp the cord and penetrate the receiving material. The loops (155) are formed as the push pin and spreader pin move relative to each other. The apparatus further comprises a floating shuttle (310), not attached to the frame (110) of the apparatus but supported by a series of gear assemblies (316, 320). The pins move relative to the shuttle in a single direction causing the shuttle to engage an end portion of the cord (150A), drawing the cord through the open loops (155A-C) so as to complete the lacing stitch of the cord through the receiving material. The apparatus operates without any significant reciprocating motion, resulting in a process that can attach a cord to a piece of receiving material at extremely high speeds. The floating shuttle may be applied in any situation where a strand of material such as cord, thread, wire, or fiber is to be attached to a receiving piece of material.

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

A61F 13/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 13/20 (2006.01); D04G 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

D04G 5/00 (2013.01); A61F 13/2085 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9956693A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956693 A1 19991111; EP 1075248 A1 20010214

INPADOC legal status

2002-01-09 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20011114

2001-08-29 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20010717

2001-02-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001124

2001-02-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT