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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Powell, TN)
  3. (Clinton, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
871923
Patent Number(s):
5825501
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
structure; yarn; sensor; fabric; directly; determines; pick; density; allowing; length; velocity; calculated; count; picks; time; intervals; capable; detecting; woven; defects; result; inexpensive; on-line; course; measurement; performed; allows; loom; knitting; machine; adjusted; manual; automatic; means; maintain; closer; fiber; tolerances; apparatus; dramatically; reduces; production; costs; significantly; improves; consistency; quality; knitted; significantly improves; density measurement; sensor apparatus; time interval; time intervals; yarn sensor; significantly improve; allowing fabric; production cost; automatic means; dramatically reduce; /356/

Citation Formats

Mee, David K., Allgood, Glenn O., Mooney, Larry R., Duncan, Michael G., Turner, John C., and Treece, Dale A. Structure and yarn sensor for fabric. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Mee, David K., Allgood, Glenn O., Mooney, Larry R., Duncan, Michael G., Turner, John C., & Treece, Dale A. Structure and yarn sensor for fabric. United States.
Mee, David K., Allgood, Glenn O., Mooney, Larry R., Duncan, Michael G., Turner, John C., and Treece, Dale A. Thu . "Structure and yarn sensor for fabric". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871923.
@article{osti_871923,
title = {Structure and yarn sensor for fabric},
author = {Mee, David K. and Allgood, Glenn O. and Mooney, Larry R. and Duncan, Michael G. and Turner, John C. and Treece, Dale A.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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