Patents Examined by Beverly Pawlikowski
  • Patent number: 5192600
    Abstract: A stitchbonded comfort fabric is disclosed that is absorbent, durable and quick-drying. The fabric is made up of an absorbent, evaporation-reservoir layer and a nonabsorbent, transport layer. The evaporation-reservoir layer comprises a nonwoven web that is stitched with at least one bulkable stitching yarn. The transport layer weighs at least 10 gms/sq m and can be formed from a network of fibrous stitching yarns that do not significantly absorb water and do not exhibit stitching gaps wider than 3 mm. The resulting fabric has a basis weight of between 20 and 120 gm/sq. m, a bulk of at least 10 cc/gm and the capability of absorbing at least 5 times its weight in water. The fabric is useful in intimate apparel, underwear, swimwear, sports shirting, headbands and comfort linings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gene J. Pontrelli, Dimitri P. Zafiroglu
  • Patent number: 5190694
    Abstract: A carrier strip in the form of a nonwoven, woven or knitted fabric made from natural and/or synthetic fibres, for use with foaming detergents, is loaded with antifoam active chemical substances. As a result of its compact packaging and ease of handling, no antifoam substances are released prior to use, prior to contact between the carrier and detergents. To this end, the folded carrier is packed in a sealed water soluble film and deploys its total surface only on contact with the detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Rainer Osberghaus, Franz Kresse, Bernfrid Scheller
  • Patent number: 5183703
    Abstract: A belt strap (1) for safety belts which is to have outer surfaces of as low friction as possible so that it can run through the safety belt system with as little friction as possible. The warp threads (3), which are woven into the belt strap, have filaments (5) of at least 15 dtex, particularly 17 dtex. The warp threads (3) are, in one embodiment, untwined and tangled at certain points with compressed air, whereby the tangled points (7) can be spaced from one another by 5 to 15 cm. In another embodiment the warp threads are twined only slightly, namely with 30 to 50 twists per meter thread length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Johann Berger
    Inventors: Johann Berger, Josef Berger
  • Patent number: 5182166
    Abstract: A wear-resistant composite structure which is especially suitable for use in the formation of sealing components, brake linings, electrical motor brushes, bearings, and like products, is disclosed. This composite structure includes as its primary component vitreous carbon in a continuous phase, and strengthening fibers interspersed throughout the vitreous carbon in a discontinuous phase. These fibers are individually convoluted in configuration, so as to improve the crack-resistance and other physical properties of the vitreous carbon. A suitable method of forming such wear-resistant composite structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Inventors: Ralph A. Burton, Ralph G. Burton
  • Patent number: 5182162
    Abstract: A self-bonded nonwoven web and thermoplastic net-like web composite comprising at least one layer of a uniform basis weight self-bonded, fibrous nonwoven web and at least one layer of a thermoplastic net-like web for producing stable fabric useful for carpet backing and packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Amoco Corporation
    Inventor: Frank G. Andrusko
  • Patent number: 5158828
    Abstract: An improved carbon/metal composite is disclosed which comprises a carbon matrix and metal fibers distributed in the carbon matrix. The improvement is that the metal fibers are selected from (A) metal fibers in which the surfaces of at least a portion of the fibers are coated or alloyed with another material which has a tendency to form carbides which is equal to or lower than that of the metal constituting the metal fibers, (B) metal fibers comprising at least two different types of metal fibers which differ with respect to their dimensions and/or material, and (C) metal fibers distributed in the carbon matrix in such a manner that their content varies along the thickness of the composite, thereby imparting to the composite improved properties with respect to at least one of mechanical strength, impact resistance, wear resistance, and electric conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Sudani, Masato Kano, Yukihiro Sugimoto, Takashi Fukuda, Toru Iwahashi
  • Patent number: 5151319
    Abstract: This electrified tape for enclosure fences, notably of cattle grazing fields, comprises a flexible support layer having a network of electric conductors integrated in the tape. The support layer comprises means for imparting a dimensional stability to the network of electric conductors, in the form of a weft texture and a warp texture interwoven by means of a knitted warp of which the stitches lock each intersection between warp and weft yarns and encompass the wires of the network of electric conductors. This invention is applicable notably to textile processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignees: Schoutteten & Froidure S.A., S.A. Copel Industrie
    Inventor: Bruno Schoutteten
  • Patent number: 5147721
    Abstract: A glass matrix/ceramic fiber reinforcement composite is prepared from a yarn formed by spinning glass fiber and ceramic fibers lengths together, to form a bicomponent yarn. The yarn is weavable and spinnable, and accordingly may be prepared in fabric forms, or in windings, of predetermined shape. The precursor is melted by heating to the temperature of the melting point of glass, which fused the glass into a continuous matrix, surrounding the ceramic reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Baron, Milton F. Custer, Andreas G. Hegedus
  • Patent number: 5147715
    Abstract: Applicant's invention relates to a rectangular shaped pad composed of a heat retentive, hydrophobic textile material encapsulating a heat retentive vinyl-like material together performing a desiccating function by wicking water away from wet drying clothes onto the adsorptive surface of the textile material and facilitating the drying mechanism of a clothes dryer by raising the ambient temperature in the dryer drum which expedites water vaporization for removal from the dryer drum by the exhaust vent. The rectangular shape and stabilizing units further coordinate to maintain the structural integrity of the entire drier pad unit by preventing the pad from collapsing-in upon itself which maximizes the surface area of the pad which communicates with the drying clothes, thus decreasing the standard drying time required for removing water vapor from the dryer drum and thereby conserving valuable energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventor: Robert B. Thurman
  • Patent number: 5145740
    Abstract: A retractile speargun line suitable for use in conjunction with a speargun comprising a line of flexible linear material having a first end adapted for connection to a speargun and a second end adapted for connection to a speargun spear by the use of a clip attached at each such end of the type used for leader lines in fishing, said flexible linear material having a springlike helical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignees: Michael A. Boykin, Dorothy M. Boykin
    Inventor: Michael A. Boykin
  • Patent number: 5137782
    Abstract: The granular composite is obtained by chopping a composite strand containing metal fibers, said fibers being embedded as bundles in a plastic and is to be used for the shaping of plastic articles. The metal fibers comprise hardened material which has been derived from an austenitic ferric alloy in which the austenite has been converted into martensite for at least 75 vol. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: N. V. Bekaert S.A.
    Inventors: Ludo Adriaensen, Frans Verhaeghe
  • Patent number: 5130196
    Abstract: Easily processable, polyolefin hot-melt adhesive conjugate fibers which are unnecessary to apply any oiling agent at the time of spinning and drawing steps, and a formed product such as non-woven fabric, filter for water treatment, etc. obtained by heat-treating the conjugate fibers are provided, which conjugate fibers comprise polyolefin hot-melt adhesive conjugate fibers composed of two different kinds of polyolefins having different melting points by C. or more and constituted so that the lower melting polyolefin can occupy at least one portion of the fiber surface, the lower melting polyolefin having monoglyceride of 12C or more fatty acid in 3 to 10 weight % incorporated thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Chisso Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nishio, Takeshi Noma
  • Patent number: 5130134
    Abstract: Composite filter cloths having a top layer of a heavily profiled, electro-statically charged polyimide fiber and a depth filtration type fabric substrate may be structured to have a higher particulate removal efficiency than that for the substrate layer and a lower pressure drop than that of the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignees: Albarrie Canada Limited, Albarrie Technical Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Lee Noddin, Mark R. Aitken
  • Patent number: 5126201
    Abstract: An absorbent article using, as a surface material (or a liquid-permeable top sheet), a nonwoven fabric is disclosed, the nonwoven fabric containing at least 10% by weight of a conjugate fiber comprising first and second parts differing from each other, wherein the second part covers at least a part of the first part, at least the first part contains an inorganic component in a proportion higher than that contained in the second part, and the content of the inorganic component in the first part is at least 1.5% by weight based on the weight of the first part. The nonwoven fabric has excellent cutting properties while retaining satisfactory strength, absorbency and touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shiba, Norihiro Abe, Takatoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5122411
    Abstract: An electrostatic recording material comprising a conductive having on at least one side thereof an electroconductive layer and a recording layer in this order is disclosed, wherein said support is made of fabric having a weaving density of at least 30 yarns/cm and a weaving interstice of not more than 150 .mu.m. The recording material exhibits satisfactory recording characteristics and excellent durability, while having a feeling inherent to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Tomoegawa Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iwamoto, Tomio Oki, Yoshiaki Kaburaki, Keno Kamimura
  • Patent number: 5118569
    Abstract: The disclosed reinforcement sheet is a knitted fabric formed from a plurality of reinforcing yarns 5 and a plurality of matrix yarns 9, wherein the reinforcing yarns are held in the linear state without being bent, arranged in parallel to and spaced from one another in a matrix knitting structure, and the matrix yarns cover the linear reinforcing yarns, without bending the linear reinforcing yarns, to form the matrix knitting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignees: Teijin Limited, Gunze Limited
    Inventors: Toshimasa Kuroda, Yoshimi Tanaka, Takashige Oka, Kouichi Yamada, Nobutaka Kiyohara, Akihiro Sato, Mitsuo Hosoi
  • Patent number: 5110668
    Abstract: A flexible laminate comprising metal and fabric having an adhesive copolyetherester resin in the form of a film between the metal and the fabric. In a preferred embodiment, a copolyetherester resin in the form of a film is used as an adhesive for a flexible laminate made of copper foil and flexible fabric made of aromatic polyamide resin fibers. Encapsulant film may be applied to the outer surface of the fabric to enhance moisture resistance of the laminate and/or to improve the handling of the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Minnick
  • Patent number: 5108826
    Abstract: An interior material for cars comprising a needle punched felt of which both side surfaces are impregnated with synthetic resin emulsions, wherein the minimum film forming temperature of a synthetic resin emulsion (a) impregnated into one side surface of the needle punched felt is lower than that of a synthetic resin emulsion (b) impregnated into the other side surface of the needle punched felt. The interior material for cars of the present invention is cheap and has excellent rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Fujiki
  • Patent number: 5098756
    Abstract: A self-extinguishing fire resistant elastic strap material is disclosed, as is a method of fabricating the same. The material is comprised of a tubular fabric of fireproof yarns having a hollow core, elastic and hence combustible yarns being disposed entirely within the core, the elastic yarns being frictionally clampingly engaged at spaced positions to the surrounding fabric, the elastic yarns being tensioned in the formed condition of the fabric to effect foreshortening of the fabric when the tension in the elastic yarns is relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Inventors: Mark P. Henderson, Timothy A. Sands, John A. Mortensen
  • Patent number: 5091271
    Abstract: A shaped silicon carbide-based ceramic article having an improved mechanical strength is produced at a high efficiency by a process comprising the step of: forming an organic silicone polymer, for example, polycarbosilastyrene copolymer, into a predetermined shape, for example, a filament or film; doping the shaped polymer with a doping material consisting of at least one type of halogen, for example, bromine or iodine, in an amount of 0.01% to 150% based on the weight of the shaped polymer, to render the shaped polymer infusible; and pyrolyzing the infusible shaped polymer into a shaped SiC-based ceramic article at a temperature of C. to C. in an inert gas atmosphere, optionally the halogen-doped shaped polymer being treated with a basic material, for example, ammonia, before the pyrolyzing step, to make the filament uniformly infusible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Toru Sawaki, Akio Nakaishi, Keizo Shimada, Takashi Watanabe