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Title: Structure and yarn sensor for fabric

Abstract

A structure and yarn sensor for fabric directly determines pick density in a fabric thereby allowing fabric length and velocity to be calculated from a count of the picks made by the sensor over known time intervals. The structure and yarn sensor is also capable of detecting full length woven defects and fabric. As a result, an inexpensive on-line pick (or course) density measurement can be performed which allows a loom or knitting machine to be adjusted by either manual or automatic means to maintain closer fiber density tolerances. Such a sensor apparatus dramatically reduces fabric production costs and significantly improves fabric consistency and quality for woven or knitted fabric. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
675804
Patent Number(s):
5825501
Application Number:
PAN: 8-818,157
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Oct 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TEXTILE INDUSTRY; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; TEXTILES; POPULATION DENSITY; DEFECTS

Citation Formats

Mee, D K, Allgood, G O, Mooney, L R, Duncan, M G, Turner, J C, and Treece, D A. Structure and yarn sensor for fabric. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Mee, D K, Allgood, G O, Mooney, L R, Duncan, M G, Turner, J C, & Treece, D A. Structure and yarn sensor for fabric. United States.
Mee, D K, Allgood, G O, Mooney, L R, Duncan, M G, Turner, J C, and Treece, D A. Tue . "Structure and yarn sensor for fabric". United States.
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abstractNote = {A structure and yarn sensor for fabric directly determines pick density in a fabric thereby allowing fabric length and velocity to be calculated from a count of the picks made by the sensor over known time intervals. The structure and yarn sensor is also capable of detecting full length woven defects and fabric. As a result, an inexpensive on-line pick (or course) density measurement can be performed which allows a loom or knitting machine to be adjusted by either manual or automatic means to maintain closer fiber density tolerances. Such a sensor apparatus dramatically reduces fabric production costs and significantly improves fabric consistency and quality for woven or knitted fabric. 13 figs.},
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