Patents Examined by Amy Vanatta
  • Patent number: 10905187
    Abstract: A collapsible helmet for use in various athletic activities, and which includes a structure that facilitates collapsing the helmet into a compact position for storage and/or transport of same. The helmet includes an outer shell having an inner cavity, and one or more flexible sheets, each of which includes a center portion and a plurality of segments. The sheets are positioned in the inner cavity such that they are movable and slideable relative to the outer shell and each other so as to allow the helmet to be collapsed from an open position to a collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GWENVENTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ronnie Z. Bochner, Mario A. Turchi, Steven Madsen
  • Patent number: 10905179
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a wearable chest protector system operationally configured to affect substances located on one or more surfaces of interest. One suitable chest protector system is wearable for baseball purposes and includes a shoulder cap assembly constructed from one or more materials operationally configured to affect substances located on one or more surfaces of interest. The shoulder cap assembly may include one or more removable component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Epperson, Lance Carter
  • Patent number: 10905171
    Abstract: An anchor boot including a cuff, a heel operatively attached to and positioned below the cuff, the heel including a heel flap and a heel turn, a gusset operatively attached to the heel flap, the heel turn, and the cuff, the gusset positioned below the cuff and in front of the heel, a foot operatively attached to the gusset and positioned in front of the gusset, and memory foam imbedded within sides of the gusset provides a more secure and tight fit around the ankles in any type of boot wear. The adjustable configuration allows for use of the anchor boot with any boot but is particularly useful with rubber boots and warm and cold weather wading boots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Terry Dooley
  • Patent number: 10905178
    Abstract: A garment, such as a sports uniform, may provide visibility zones and/or flicker zones to enhance the ability of teammates to perceive the wearer. Different zones on a garment may have different sets of visual properties that may contrast with one another and/or a visual background. A denier differential between layers of a garment may facilitate moisture transport across the layers of the garment. Flicker zones may be discrete from or combined with visibility zones. One or more zones of a garment may also be substantially non-reflective at wavelengths associated with the visual background encountered while wearing the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Susan L. Sokolowski, Kirk M. Mayer, Amir H. Morgan, Alan W. Reichow, Andrea J. Staub, Stephanie J. Scott
  • Patent number: 10905176
    Abstract: Swimsuits are provided which include an outer shell made of a flexible stretchable fabric, a thoracic reinforced region arranged in an anterior thoracic region of a trunk portion of the swimsuit and having an anterior-downward converging shape, and an abdominal reinforced region arranged in a lower abdominal and hip region of the trunk portion and having an anterior-upward converging shape, two non-reinforced waist regions arranged in opposite lateral waist regions of the trunk portion and having both a medially converging shape, wherein the thoracic reinforced region, the abdominal reinforced region and the non-reinforced waist regions border in an X pattern in an anterior region of the trunk portion. Methods of making such swimsuits are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Arena Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Musciacchio
  • Patent number: 10907286
    Abstract: A method based on a hot press technique is used to apply a permanent pattern onto a plush synthetic fabric having a pile. The method generally involves mounting one or more top plates and one or more bottom plates onto a hot press machine, where at least one of the top or bottom plates has a raised relief pattern on its surface. The temperature of the plates is set to at least 180° C. and the top and bottom plates are then pressed together against opposite sides of a plush synthetic fabric having a pile on at least one side, the raised relief pattern engaging the side of the fabric having the pile such that the pattern of the relief is imprinted into the pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sun-Yin USA Inc.
    Inventor: Chen Feng
  • Patent number: 10905177
    Abstract: A repellent suit constructed from a protective material, the suit having: a shirt portion; and a pants portion; a plurality of seams; the protective material having a plurality of layers joined together via bias tape, the plurality of layers having: a first net layer; a second net layer; and a three-dimensional mesh layer between the first net layer and the second net layer, the three-dimensional mesh layer having a first mesh sheet and a second mesh sheet raised to a first height above the first mesh sheet; wherein the first mesh sheet and the second mesh sheet are associated together via a plurality of compressible elements; wherein the bias tape provided at each seam of the plurality of seams is sewn onto the first net layer, the three-dimensional mesh layer, and the second net layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Juan Sebastian Iriarte Tineo
  • Patent number: 10897955
    Abstract: A shoe (200) that includes a first piece of fabric (202) having an inner perimeter (207) and an outer perimeter (205) and a first piece of conductive material, joined with the inner perimeter of the first piece of fabric, wherein an inner perimeter of the first piece of fabric surrounds the first piece of conductive material to form a conductive sole (214) and the outer perimeter of the first piece of fabric is adapted to be joined to another fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Zhimin Zhu, Paul Bryce
  • Patent number: 10883202
    Abstract: A molded part (12) for a nozzle core (60) for crimping threads. The molded part comprises a ceramic body (121) having a planar surface (122). Receiving contours (124), for receiving a fastening mechanism (50), are arranged in the planar surface (122). The receiving contours (124) are open in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HEBERLEIN AG
    Inventors: Patrick Buchmueller, Lukas Ruoss, Peter Forrer, Gotthilf Bertsch, Christian Simmen
  • Patent number: 10881943
    Abstract: A protective cap is described. The protective cap includes a protective case having a padded inner surface and a rigid outer cover. The rigid outer cover includes a forward facing portion. The forward facing portion includes an aperture having a width approximately equal to a width of the forward facing portion. The protective cap also includes a pair of side facing portions and an optional head cover fitting. The optional head cover fitting is attached to the protective case, and an optional face shield. The optional face shield is connected to a track located on a pair of side facing portions of the protective case. The outer shell includes variable transparency and/or opaqueness allowing a visualization of information, such as a team logo, on a separately worn traditional baseball/other sports cap. Alternatively a logo/design is applied directly to the outer shell of the protective cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Isserow, Laura Isserow, Lauren Isserow, Michael Isserow, David Isserow
  • Patent number: 10876224
    Abstract: A device and method for spreading a fibre bundle spread, the fibre bundle being from a fibre bundle supply to a fibre take-up by way of a resistance device, having a first impulse drive that interacts with the resistance device, the fibre take-up being disposed downstream of the resistance device. The fibre bundle by means of the impulse drive during spreading is superimposed in an alternating manner in predefined sequences with an additional speed component in the conveying direction of the fibre bundle and/or with an additional speed component counter to the conveying direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Breckner, Martin Rossner, Peter Hartmann, Roland Schmidt, Stephan Fichtner, Rainer Seuß
  • Patent number: 10874150
    Abstract: A frame is sealed in a waterproof manner to a pair of pants and/or waders, where the frame forms a frame aperture separating an outside from an inside of the pair of pants and/or waders. A lid is pivotably connected to the frame where the lid in an open position allows access through the frame aperture and the lid in a closed position does not. A seal is disposed between the frame and the lid forming a waterproof closure of the frame aperture when the lid is in the closed position. A latch is movably connected to the frame, the latch having an engagement surface configured for a user to press against. A protective protrusion is attached to the lid, wherein the engagement surface and the protective protrusion cooperatively form a finger gap configured to allow the user access to press against the engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Stevenson, Wendy L. Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10842203
    Abstract: A waterfowl hunting coat includes a coat torso portion covering the torso of the hunter. An integrated waterfowl hunting pocket suite includes a plurality pockets positioned on the coat torso portion. The integrated waterfowl hunting pocket suite includes at least one shell pouch that has a flapless opening and is positioned on a lower portion of the coat torso portion for receiving shotgun shells and making the shotgun shells and other ammunition accessible to the hunter. An upper cargo pocket provides a side loading opening for storing and permitting ready access to items of the hunter other than shotgun shells. A lower cargo pocket includes a side loading opening for storing and permitting ready access to items of the hunter other than shotgun shells. A hand warmer pocket is positioned apart and away from the shell pouch, the upper cargo pocket, and the lower cargo pocket and for accepting the hand of the hunter by the hunter bending his elbow to an approximate 90-degree angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DRAKE WATERFOWL SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Tate Wood, Bobby L. Windham, Jr., Jeff L. Jones
  • Patent number: 10842202
    Abstract: Body compression sleepwear with a foot opening preferably includes a body portion and a neck portion. The body portion includes a first body sheet and a second body sheet. An outer perimeter of the first and second body sheets are sewn to each other with the exception of a straight end and a foot opening. The neck portion includes a first neck sheet and a second neck sheet. Opposing ends of the first and second neck sheets are sewn to each other to form the neck portion and an entrance opening. The neck portion is sewn to the straight end. The material of the body portion and the neck portion is preferably fabricated from a combination Polyester and Lycra fabric. The size of the compressive sleepwear is smaller than the user to exert compressive force on the outer surface of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew J. Mundt
  • Patent number: 10834985
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process in which a helmet system including a machine is provided, that when worn by a user, positions the machine in a proximate relationship to a head portion, a neck portion, or both of the user. The helmet system provides a redistributing of a force responsive to a collision received along a first direction, wherein the force results from kinetic energy of an impact encountered at an external surface of the helmet system. The force induces an actuation of the machine, wherein the redistributing of the received collision force is based on the actuation of the machine. Energy transferred to the head portion, the neck portion, or both, resulting from the kinetic energy of the impact, is reduced, e.g., absorbed, based on the actuation of the machine. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TITON IDEAS, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Francisco Javier Mini Townson, José Rodrigo Aragón Cabrera, Juan Pablo Alfaro Samayoa
  • Patent number: 10829871
    Abstract: A continuous process heat set tunnel for exerting a sealing force against a top sealing roll, a yarn-transporting conveyor and a bottom sealing roll. At least first and second top pneumatic lamella sealing cylinders are mounted on the sealing roll frame for exerting against the top lamella a sealing force against the roll surface of the top sealing roll, and at least first and second bottom pneumatic lamella sealing cylinders are mounted on the sealing roll frame for exerting against the bottom lamella a sealing force against the roll surface of the bottom sealing roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Belmont Textile Machinery Company
    Inventors: Bernard M. Burrage, Marshall Stowe Rhyne, Donald Alan Pubentz, Jeffrey Todd Rhyne
  • Patent number: 10801139
    Abstract: A method of making a sheared wool, deep pile fabric that closely resembles natural sheepskin fleece, that includes forming a yarn made from wool fibers and simultaneously knitting the yarn and a scrim together, where the yarn is attached to and extends from the scrim to form a length of wool pile fabric having natural wool fibers on one side and the scrim on an opposing side. The method includes finishing the wool pile fabric as natural sheepskin by polishing the wool fiber side of the pile fabric by guiding the length of pile fabric over plural heated polishing rolls, where at least two of the plural heated polishing rolls rotate in opposite directions, and cutting the wool fibers to a designated length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
    Inventors: Weng Hup Yap, Phil Gallant, Jean-Luc Diard, Jianjun Chen
  • Patent number: 10801133
    Abstract: A thread intermingling device for textile machines includes a nozzle oriented to intercept the path of the base threads, a corresponding compressed-air feed line and intercepting means to intercept the line. The base threads are led next to the nozzle and impinged by a jet of compressed air causing intermingling. A control unit controls the intercepting means for shutting down the feed to the nozzle instantaneously or with delay with respect to the device stop and for reactivating the feed of compressed air to the nozzle instantaneously or in advance with respect to the device restart, and for the feedback automatic reactivation depending on the detected speed or movement of base threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Sergio Zaglio
  • Patent number: 10793982
    Abstract: A method of needling a fiber layer, includes first needling the fiber layer by a needling head, during which the fiber layer is caused to move in translation relative to the needling head, wherein needles of the needling head are distributed uniformly over a surface of the needling head; after the first needling, shifting the fiber layer relative to the needling head along a shift direction through a distance d equal to N·x·p, where N is an integer not less than 1, x is a coefficient greater than 0, and less than 1, and p designates the pitch of two consecutive needles of the needling head along the shift direction; and second needling the fiber layer, after the shifting, and during which the fiber layer is moved in translation relative to the needling head, the needles not penetrating, during the second needling, into the holes formed during the first needling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Evrard, Gareth Clarke, Edouard Borie, Thierry Constant
  • Patent number: 10781543
    Abstract: The invention relates to guide tooling (22) for a circular needling table for needling a textile structure made from a helical fiber sheet, the tooling comprising an inner guide rail (24) of circularly arcuate shape, and an outer guide rail (26) of circularly arcuate shape arranged coaxially around the inner guide rail and connected thereto by radial reinforcement (28), the outer and inner guide rails defining between them a passage for guiding the helical fiber sheet under a needling head, the outer guide rail being made up of two outer guide rail angular sectors (26a, 26b) that are connected to each other by an outer actuator (28), the outer actuator being suitable for moving the adjacent free ends (26a-1, 26b-1) of the outer guide rail angular sectors apart from each other so as to expand the outer guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Laurent Dominguez