Patent Number: 6,170,302

Title: Method and apparatus for continuously cleaning yarn fibers

Abstract: A method and apparatus for continuously cleaning a yarn moving through the device. A first secouring body has a yarn entrance and a yarn exit connecting by a centeral cavity. Pressurized fluid is introduced through the yarn while the yarn is positioned within and moving through the central cavity.

Inventors: Entrekin; Richard T. (San Angelo, TX), Labrecque; Samsel K. (Gainesville, GA), Anderson; Harvey Gordon (Toccoa, GA)

Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.

International Classification: D06B 3/04 (20060101); D06B 3/00 (20060101); D06B 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018