Patents Examined by Amy Vanatta
  • Patent number: 10772366
    Abstract: A convertible garment have a pocket on a front side of the garment, the pocket having a first opening on a first lateral side of the pocket, a second opening on the second lateral side of the pocket, and a third opening on the top side or bottom side of the pocket, and a fastener to close the third opening. The pocket can be turned inside-out and the body of the garment stuffed inside the pocket to form a cushion configuration while still allowing access to the first and second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Shun On John Ngan
  • Patent number: 10773487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat shielding composite cloth (100) comprising at least one pair of layers (11, 12) movably connected to each other by one or more Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires (103). The invention also relates to garments incorporating such heat shielding composite cloth (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAES GETTERS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Davide Frigerio, Marco Citro
  • Patent number: 10774448
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of manufacturing a fabric. The method comprises warping a yarn; sizing the yarn with a strengthening agent; weaving the yarn; greying the yarn to form a prototype of the fabric; desizing the strengthening agent; adding a quick-drying agent on the prototype; and drying the prototype to form the fabric. In addition, before or after adding a quick-drying agent on the prototype, the method further comprises adding an anti-bacterial agent or an anti-ultraviolet agent on the prototype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Sam Yang
  • Patent number: 10772371
    Abstract: A face mask apparatus is formed with a breathing chamber that provides adjustable warm and humidified air for inhalation. The breathing chamber heats cold air that is breathed in through the face mask during normal breathing, which is worn over the nose and mouth of a person. A temperature gauge monitors temperature for future adjustment of the amount of heat generating current. The air in the chamber is heated for inhalation by a resistive carbon fiber tape. The temperature of the resistive material (and by extension the warm air generated), is regulated/adjusted by increasing or decreasing the current output settings on the power source. Warm and humidified air is produced. The face mask may be part of a balaclava hood or a hat, or to other head gear, or as a stand alone with straps around the head, optionally with an adjustable solar powered battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Sabin
  • Patent number: 10772383
    Abstract: The shoe ornament is configured for use with footwear. The shoe ornament attaches to the upper of the footwear. The shoe ornament comprises one or more straps, a plurality of fasteners, and a plurality of cufflinks. The plurality of cufflinks and the plurality of fasteners attach the one or more straps to the footwear. Each cufflink selected from the plurality of cufflinks attaches a subset of straps selected from the one or more straps to a fastener selected from the plurality of fasteners. Each of the plurality of fasteners attaches to the upper of the footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: John Allen
  • Patent number: 10765166
    Abstract: A headgear for protecting a user from head injury includes a helmet and a cooling unit. The cooling unit is designed to be attachable to, and detachable from, the helmet by the user during normal use of the headgear. In an embodiment, the cooling unit includes one or more inlets, a fan for drawing in air into the cooling unit via the one or more inlets, a pad to hold moisture to cool the air drawn into the cooling unit to generate cooled air, and an air outlet to direct the cooled air into said helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AptEner Mechatronics Private Limited
    Inventor: Sundararajan Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10753014
    Abstract: A half-slide matched device and its application for ultra-smoothly reconstructing yarn hairy structure belong to a textile processing field. According to the half-slide matched device of the present invention, a vortex device static part and a vortex device moving part are matched. In practice, multiple devices are connected in tandem. When yarn moves, the parts of half-slide matched device are closed, for efficiently constraining and utilizing the vortex airflow. A directional jet tube one-directionally stretches hairiness on yarn surface to avoid hairiness random dispersion and entanglement, remove yarn surface impurities. Tandem-connected devices repeatedly superimpose and strengthen the reconstructed ultra-smooth yarn structure. The half-slide matched device can be opened when the yarn breaks, which facilitates splicing and maintenance. The half-slide matched device has a reasonable structure and is very convenient for wide application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: Wuhan Textile University
    Inventor: Zhigang Xia
  • Patent number: 10743595
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a compressive force finger guard sized to cover at least a portion of the distal phalanx portion of a finger. Illustratively, the compressive force finger guard includes a longitudinally-extending body portion; wherein the longitudinally-extending body portion includes an opening therein sized to receive at least a portion of the fingertip; and a cap tip located on an end of the longitudinally-extending body portion; and wherein the cap tip includes a flange that extends from the longitudinally-extending body portion generally transverse to the longitudinally-extending body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Miller Destro, Oran Junior Weaver
  • Patent number: 10737168
    Abstract: The invention relates to a leg pad for a hockey player. The leg pad extends along a longitudinal axis and comprises an upper portion, a bottom portion and a band. The upper portion has a knee cap for covering a knee joint of the player. The bottom portion has an upper shell for covering a substantial part of a shin of the hockey player and a lower shell for at least partially covering the shin and ankle of the hockey player. The band extends along part of a periphery of the upper shell and part of a periphery of the lower shell. The band interconnects the upper shell and the lower shell to one another wherein the lower shell is movable relative to the upper shell between a first position and a second position in response to flexion of the ankle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Contant, Jean-Francois Laperriere, Marco Beauregard, Marie-Claude Genereux
  • Patent number: 10729204
    Abstract: A helmet removal system includes a detachable helmet liner configured to be positioned in a helmet. The helmet liner includes a central portion configured to receive a user's head therein, a frontal portion integrally formed with the central portion and configured to engage a user's frontal head portion. The helmet liner further includes dual side tab portions integrally formed with the central portion. The dual tab portions are configured to be moved between a folded position, inside of the helmet, to an unfolded position. The helmet liner further includes a top portion extending between opposing edges of the central portion. The helmet liner also includes a rear portion integrally connected to the central portion to provide balanced engagement with the back of a user's head. Helmet removal is achieved by applying lateral pulling forces to the dual tab portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROUX TRADING, INC.
    Inventor: Teodoro Lassally
  • Patent number: 10729203
    Abstract: A helmet with a mechanism for cooling comprises an inlet for allowing external air to flow into air pathways in the helmet, and a pad to hold moisture (liquid) to cool the air after the air has entered the helmet via the inlet. The helmet also contains a reservoir to hold the liquid, and a channel from the reservoir to the pad to transfer the liquid for providing moisture to the pad. Flowing air, cooled by the moistened pad, provides cooling to the wearer of the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AptEner Mechatronics Private Limited
    Inventor: Sundararajan Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10718076
    Abstract: A plant and a method for connecting a web of fibrous material to a nonwoven or consolidating it therewith includes a first circulating belt on which the web of fibrous material is laid, a device for introducing a nonwoven into the plant, and a further successive circulating belt on which the nonwoven is to be connected to or consolidated with the web of fibrous material. The web of fibrous material from the first circulating belt is first laid on the nonwoven and subsequently the fibrous material is transferred onto the successive belt together with the nonwoven for connection or consolidation by use of water jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: TRUETZSCHLER GMBH & CO. KG, VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Weigert, Steffen Peters, Dominic Prömpler
  • Patent number: 10716343
    Abstract: An apparel item for an upper torso of a wearer having a pocket structure affixed to an inner-facing surface of apparel item. The pocket structure is sized to be able to receive and store the apparel item when the apparel item is not being worn by a wearer, in what is referred to as a ‘stowed’ configuration. The apparel item may be formed from a lightweight material, such that when the apparel item is in the ‘stowed’ configuration, the apparel item may be easily carried in the hand of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Eric R. Noll
  • Patent number: 10709181
    Abstract: A suit wearable by a human user includes a torso section, two arm sections extending from an upper portion of the torso section, and two leg sections extending from a lower portion of the torso section. The suit further includes a plurality of spaced apart marks connected with an interior surface portion of the suit. The plurality of marks formed on the interior surface portion of the suit impart a roughened, uneven surface along an exterior surface portion that corresponds with the interior surface portion of the suit, and a surface roughness of the exterior surface portion varies based upon a degree of stretch applied to the suit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Cumiskey
  • Patent number: 10704171
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a needled fiber structure using a needling machine having a needling head with a plurality of needles, the method including placing a first fiber layer on a support; needling the first fiber layer, with the needling head being in a first position relative to the support, at least at the end of needling the first layer; after needling the first layer, implementing relative movement between the support and the needling head so as to cause the needling head to go from the first position relative to the support to a second position that is different from the first; placing a second fiber layer on the needled first fiber layer; and needling the second fiber layer placed on the first fiber layer, the needling head being in the second position relative to the support at least at the beginning of needling the second fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Evrard, Gareth Clarke, Edouard Borie, Thierry Constant
  • Patent number: 10681943
    Abstract: A reflective garment has a jacket having a channel formed therein. A strap slidably engages the channel, so that the strap may slide longitudinally within the channel. Cover bands extend across the channel, and over the strap, so that the strap slides within the channel and beneath the plurality of cover bands. The strap including a front surface that includes a plurality of reflective sections that are spaced apart from one another by a non-reflective sections, such that when the strap is in a first position, each of the plurality of cover bands covers one of the reflective sections, and when the strap is in a second position, the reflective sections are each within an open windows between the cover bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Pacific Quest International, LLC
    Inventor: Helmut Seipmann
  • Patent number: 10676311
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and a device for manufacturing a partial split-fiber fiber bundle and a partial split-fiber fiber bundle obtained are characterized by piercing a fiber splitting means provided with a plurality of protruding parts into a fiber bundle formed from a plurality of single fibers while making the fiber bundle travel along the longitudinal direction thereof and creating a split-fiber processed part, forming entangled parts where single fibers are interlaced at contact parts with the protruding parts in at least one split-fiber processed part, thereafter pulling the fiber splitting means out of the fiber bundle, and after passing through an entanglement accumulation part including the entangled parts, once again piercing the fiber splitting means into the fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawahara, Tamotsu Suzuki, Katsuhiro Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10668357
    Abstract: A one finger golf glove is formed as a unitary pattern from a single sheet of material, the unitary pattern including a palm portion arranged at the palm of the golfer's hand and a finger portion arranged at the middle finger and ring finger of the golfer's hand. The glove includes a finger sleeve arranged to receive only the middle finger of the golfer's hand. A strap extends from the palm portion and is sized to extend across the back of the golfer's hand, through a slot in the glove and around the golfer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Strokeless, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Szilagy, David Fleetwood, Thomas Clark
  • Patent number: 10667959
    Abstract: In the manufacture of a tampon, an absorbent structure composed of an absorbent material can be formed into a tampon blank. In various embodiments, a withdrawal element can be attached to the absorbent structure either before or after the absorbent structure is formed into a tampon blank. The tampon blank can then undergo a compression step which can result in the pledget of the tampon. The pledget, and resultant tampon, can have at least one linear channel and at least one non-linear channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Craig Gehling, Lars Nilsen Nordang, Charles Robert Tomsovic, David Kevin Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10662562
    Abstract: A needling installation includes a rotary support on which a fiber texture is wound to form a fiber preform, the rotary support being mounted on a frame that is movable along a second axis Y perpendicular to the first axis X; a stripper including one plate including perforations; a needling module having a needle board carrying needles; a contact force application system connected to the stripper; a contact force sensor for providing information representative of the contact force with which the outside face of the plate of the stripper makes contact against the fiber preform, and a controller to control the contact force application system to apply a force to the plate of the stripper that is predetermined as a function of information provided by each contact force sensor and as a function of a target value for a predetermined contact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Evrard, Gareth Clarke, Edouard Borie, Thierry Constant