Patents Examined by Arti Singh-Pandey
  • Patent number: 11930867
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to coated substrates having, e.g., anti-viral properties, to articles including the coated substrates, and to processes for making such coated substrates and articles. In an embodiment, a coated substrate is provided. The coated substrate includes a substrate having a weight of about 120 g/m2 or less according to ASTM D3776, mineral oxide particles, iron oxide particles, or both, coupled to at least a portion of the substrate wherein the coated substrate has a breathing resistance (95 L/min, EN 149:2001) of about 6 mbar or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: FXI INC. LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew R. Barron, Iain Powner, Wafaa Al-Shatty, Donald A. Hill, Sajad Kiani, Andrius Stanulis, Lee Tretheway, Shirin Alexander, Steve Winston
  • Patent number: 11920291
    Abstract: Vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable, corrosion-inhibiting composites are disclosed herein. For instance, disclosed herein are composites comprising a first layer comprising a first nonwoven; and a second layer adjacent to and mechanically integrated with the first layer, the second layer comprising a polymer having a melt flow index of about 10 g/10 mins to about 200 g/10 mins, and a corrosion inhibitor, wherein the composite has a moisture vapor transmission rate of from about 25 g/m2/day to about 1000 g/m2/day when measured at about 23° C. and about 50% relative humidity. Also disclosed herein are methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Brian Andrew Hickie
  • Patent number: 11903433
    Abstract: A coating fabric and method of manufacturing the same are provided. A coated fabric includes a base coating layer. The base coating layer defines a smooth coating to resist liquid penetration to the fabric. The coated fabric also includes a middle foam coating layer that is deposited on at least a portion of the base coating layer. The middle foam layer defines a middle layer foam density and is configured to absorb at least a portion of liquid. The coated fabric further includes an outer foam coating layer that is deposited on at least a portion of the middle foam coating later. The outer foam layer defines an outer layer foam density and is configured with holes to allow liquid to penetrate to the middle foam layer. The middle layer foam density is less than the outer layer foam density. A corresponding method of manufacturing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Tianshi Ye, Xiaowei Chen, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11898278
    Abstract: A hybrid woven textile for reinforcing a polymer matrix of a composite material that includes inorganic fibers selected from glass fibers, basalt fibers, carbon fibers, ceramic fibers, quartz fibers and silica fibers, and natural organic fibers, characterized in that the inorganic fibers and the natural organic fibers are co-woven, co-braided or co-knitted with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Jonas Bouchard, Alexandre Garcia
  • Patent number: 11891012
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a one-piece woven (OPW) air bag includes method for manufacturing an OPW airbag. The method includes providing yarns, warping the yarns on at least one beam of a loom, and simultaneously weaving yarns into a fabric air bag structure having two layer portions defining an inflatable volume and single layer portions forming seams delimiting the inflatable volume. A plurality of the yarns overlay one another to form nonwoven alignment elements in at least one of the single layer portions. The air bag structure is cut to define the OPW air bag. The alignment elements are aligned with alignment elements on a panel. The air bag structure is sewn to the panel with the alignment elements aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Dylan Moran, Bruce Hill
  • Patent number: 11866857
    Abstract: The invention relates to an OPW (one piece woven) airbag comprising warp threads and weft threads which are woven into at least three woven fabric layers, a lower fabric layer (UG), an upper fabric layer (OG), and a central fabric layer (MG) arranged therebetween. The warp threads and weft threads of the central fabric layer (MG) protrude out of the central fabric layer (MG) and completely float between the lower fabric layer (UG) and the upper fabric layer (OG) in a first sub-region (ETB) of the OPW airbag and are integrated into the lower fabric layer (UG) or into the upper fabric layer (OG) in a second sub-region (ZTB) of the OPW airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel Albiez, Michael Becker
  • Patent number: 11867483
    Abstract: A wearable container containing a composite which has an alternating pattern containing groupings of woven fabric and groupings of biaxially oriented thermoplastic films. The composite has a thickness of less than about 5 mm. Each grouping of woven fabric contains at least one woven fabric layer, each woven fabric layer containing tape elements having a base layer of a strain oriented olefin polymer disposed between covering layers of a heat fusible olefin polymer. Each grouping of biaxially oriented thermoplastic films contain at least one biaxially oriented thermoplastic film which has a core layer of thermoplastic disposed between covering layers of a thermoplastic able to bond to polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Howell B. Eleazer
  • Patent number: 11846043
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to flame resistant fabrics containing fibers having at least one energy absorbing and/or reflecting additive incorporated into the fibers. Inclusion of such fibers into the fabric increases the arc rating/fabric weight ratio of the fabric while still complying with all requisite thermal protective requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Southern Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Stanhope, Dominique Janay Adams, Charles S Dunn
  • Patent number: 11840803
    Abstract: In one aspect, a composition for treating fibers comprises an acidic aqueous or aqueous-based continuous phase and a liquid repellent phase comprising a dendrimer component and/or non-dendrimer alkyl urethane. The treatment composition, for example, can have pH of 2.5 to 6.5. In some embodiments, carboxylic acid is employed in the treatment composition for providing the acidic character of the aqueous or aqueous-based continuous phase. Moreover, the treatment composition can further comprise at least one of an acid stain resist component and soil release component. In some embodiments, fibers treated with compositions described herein exhibit ionic character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Ralph R. Sargent, Dennis J. Jones
  • Patent number: 11834761
    Abstract: An adhesive tape substrate production method disclosed in the present description includes the steps of decreasing the amount of a sizing agent contained in a glass cloth by heat; impregnating the glass cloth for which the amount of the sizing agent has been decreased with a dispersion of a fluorine resin; and heating the impregnated glass cloth to a temperature equal to or higher than a melting point of the fluorine resin. Thus, an adhesive tape substrate including the glass cloth impregnated with the fluorine resin is obtained. This method are more productive of adhesive tape substrates and adhesive tapes than conventional methods. In addition, adhesive tape substrates and adhesive tapes for which the occurrence of defects in appearance are reduced can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshinori Watanabe, Hiroki Kigami, Yuta Kuroki
  • Patent number: 11832596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a net, preferably a net for aquaculture, wherein the net comprises cords joined in a net mesh, wherein each cord comprises one or more yarns, the yarns having a tenacity of at least 0.6 N/tex and wherein the net has a mesh size of at least 8 mm, characterized in that the cords further comprise a polymeric resin, wherein the polymeric resin is a homopolymer or copolymer of ethylene and/or propylene, wherein the polymeric resin has a density as measured according to ISO1183 in the range from 860 to 970 kg/m3, a melting temperature in the range from 40 to 140° C. and a heat of fusion of at least 5 J/g. The invention further relates to a fishing net, a fish farming construction comprising said net, a fish farm, and a method for fish farming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Hans Schneiders, Bart Tacken
  • Patent number: 11814788
    Abstract: An illustrative example assembly for making an elevator load bearing member includes a fabric having a plurality of fibers arranged with some of the fibers transverse to others of the fibers. A plurality of cords are configured to support a load associated with an elevator car. The cords are included in the fabric and have respective coatings. The coatings include a first coating material and a second coating material, or include different coating thicknesses such that some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings, or the coatings include the first coating material and the second coating material and some of the coatings have a different coating thickness than others of the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Danielle L. Grolman, Brad Guilani
  • Patent number: 11812797
    Abstract: An article of clothing is provided having a plurality of accesses for accessing, when the clothing is worn by a wearer, the area below the clothing without removing the clothing. In one example, the article of clothing is an upper-body garment with two arm accesses, an anterior torso access, and two side torso accesses. In another example, the article of clothing is a lower-body garment with two leg accesses, two knee accesses, and two hip accesses. In one example, each access is opened or closed by an incremental fastening device such as a one-way or two-way zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Bimla Picot
  • Patent number: 11807958
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a unique fine fiber material that is formed from a fiber-forming polyamide with a fluorochemical urethane additive, a method of making such fiber material, as well as filter media and filter elements including such fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Suresh L. Shenoy, Thomas M. Weik, Matthew P. Goertz
  • Patent number: 11805830
    Abstract: Gloves comprising a polymeric coating or layer, optionally including a fabric liner, and at least one reinforcement, disposed on a part(s) of the polymeric coating or layer and/or ac part(s) of the fabric liner, and methods of making the gloves are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ANSELL LIMITED
    Inventors: Marco Antonio Francisco Costa, Geraldo Alexandre Pimentel de Oliveira, Paulo Alexandre Gonçalves Francisco, Vasco Miguel Sousa Marques
  • Patent number: 11779080
    Abstract: Described are materials for a shoe upper, in particular for soccer shoes, with a particularly low weight. The material includes an inner polyurethane layer, an outer polyurethane layer, and a textile reinforcing layer. The textile reinforcing layer is arranged between the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer. The inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer comprise thermoset polyurethane. The textile reinforcing layer comprises apertures through which the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Dirk Meythaler, Harald Geyer, Marco Fischhold, Robert Frank Kirk, Jack Huang, Bruno Jean Antonelli
  • Patent number: 11772542
    Abstract: In summary, the invention is directed to a strap for tensioning a vehicle side curtain, the strap comprising: a strap body having a plurality of warp yarns and a weft yarn, the weft yarn being interleaved with each of the plurality of warp yarns, wherein the warp yarns are tensioned in a substantially straight configuration; and a coating to retain the warp yarns in their straight configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: POLYWELD PTY LTD
    Inventor: Stuart Donaldson
  • Patent number: 11761148
    Abstract: A composite skin material for a vehicle wherein a synthetic leather includes a surface resin layer having a plurality of openings, an adhesion layer present on the rear surface of the surface resin layer, and a fibrous base material present on the rear surface of the surface resin layer across the adhesion layer, and the adhesion layer is present only at the adherend part, except for the plurality of openings, in the rear surface of the surface resin layer, and the base material surface of the fibrous base material is bonded to the surface resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Shinya Okada, Masao Suzuki, Shin Nakaya, Tomoyuki Uemura
  • Patent number: 11758957
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation from the human body, and insulating this metal layer from heat loss via conduction, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Xefco Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 11752968
    Abstract: Provided is a non-coated air bag fabric capable of solving problems regarding smoothness of a fabric surface while having low air permeability, and an air bag including the same. The non-coated air bag fabric according to the present invention includes a plurality of weft threads and a plurality of warp threads, in which the weft threads and the warp threads are constituted by multifilament threads in which polyethylene terephthalate fibers are used, the number of filaments in each of the multifilament threads is 122 to 242, and a warp/weft average MMD (a mean deviation of coefficient of friction) of a surface is 0.02 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shota Kodera