This class includes a method or an apparatus for intertwining
one or more portions of a cord, strand or strip, while simultaneously
maintaining the lay of the constituents, to form a knot, and the
product of such method or apparatus.
SECTION II - LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES AND WITHIN THIS CLASS
Tools of the nature of pliers, tweezers, crochet-hooks, etc.,
capable of other uses, but which may be employed to form knots if
desired, are otherwise classified. Pliers are found in Class 81,
Tools, subclasses 300+; tweezers in Class 294, Handling:
Hand and Hoist-Line Implements, subclass 99.2; crochet-hooks in
Class 66, Textiles: Knitting, subclass 118.
subclasses 33+ for binder applying apparatus, not otherwise provided
for, which include means for joining spaced portions of a material
encircling tensioned binder, some of said means involving twisting
of the spaced portions and subclasses 2+ for corresponding methods.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. An interlacement of portions of one or more elongated flexible
elements (e.g., strand, rope) forming a tie or fastening and including any
bend or hitch.
This subclass is indented under subclass 2. Whereby a knot is tied comprising two loops, the terminals
of one extending through the bight of the other on the same side
and one terminal of the second loop extending through the bight
of the first loop, the other terminal of the second loop extending
between the first terminal of the second loop and the terminals
of the first loop.
This subclass is indented under subclass 5. Limited to the structure of a pair of cooperating members
projecting from a shank for forming the loop and pulling a portion
of cord therethrough. Does not include gearing for operating the
members. May include cam or spring for opening or closing the jaw.
This subclass is indented under subclass 2. Having a sleeve, within which is a spindle, the spindle
and sleeve being relatively movable to form a loop, and a twine-engaging
member on the end of the spindle to pull a portion of the cord through
the loop. Sometimes called "cylinder-knotter."
This subclass is indented under subclass 2. Improvement limited to means for holding the ends of the
cord while the knot is being tied. Includes cord-cutter when the
same is carried on the cord-holder, the rest of the knotter being old.
This subclass is indented under subclass 2. Limited to means for presenting the cord to the cord-holder
and attachments therefor. Includes knife, guard, or compressor-arm
if the same is carried by the needle.
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