Cloth evaluation apparatus

  • US 9,074,973 B2
  • Filed: 08/06/2010
  • Issued: 07/07/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cloth evaluation apparatus comprising:

  • a first section, comprising;

    a measuring member having, on its distal side, a measuring part to pass through a cloth, wherein the measuring part includes a piercing force measuring portion and an outer diameter of the piercing force measuring portion gradually decreases toward its acute tip;

    a cylindrical elastic member arranged around the measuring part of the measuring member, wherein the elastic member is configured to support a first side of the cloth; and

    a load cell capable of detecting a load applied to the measuring member; and

    a second section, comprising;

    a pusher, wherein the pusher has a pushing surface and a cavity for receiving the piercing force measuring portion, and the pushing surface is configured to support a second side of the cloth,wherein the elastic member is compressed in its axial direction when the piercing force measuring portion is moved into the cavity.

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