US Patent No. 9,194,079

METAL FILAMENT BODY CONNECTING METHOD AND CONNECTING DEVICE


Patent No. 9,194,079
Issue Date November 24, 2015
Title Metal Filament Body Connecting Method And Connecting Device
Inventorship Eiji Kudou, Nasushiobara (JP)
Toshihiro Kami, Miyaki-gun (JP)
Assignee BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,194,079

1. A metal filament body connecting method of connecting facing metal filament bodies, in which
a pair of fixing members fixing the facing metal filament bodies, and a rotating body including cutout which is rotatable
at the gap between the pair of fixing members are arranged; both end portions of a parallel portion of a metal filament body
formed by juxtaposing the facing metal filament bodies are fixed by the pair of fixing members;

an approximately central portion of the parallel portion of the metal filament body is arranged in a cutout of the rotating
body; and then, the facing metal filament bodies are twisted together by rotating the rotating body, wherein

the pair of fixing members comprises a cutout and a pressing member; both end portions of parallel portion of the facing metal
filament bodies are arranged in cutouts of the pair of fixing members; and the both end portions are fixed by pressing with
the pressing member, and

the pressing member comprises a plate spring and a claw member for fixing the plate spring.