Patents Examined by Bobby Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9415246
    Abstract: Layered heat-proof protective clothing includes a front fabric layer and a breathable waterproof interlayer and/or heat-shielding layer, the layered heat-proof protective clothing having a thickness of 2.5 mm or greater after 5 washings according to ISO 6330, and a time to temperature increase by 24° C. of 18 seconds or longer in the heat transfer test ISO 6942-2002 in European Approach A, Section 4, according to ISO 11613, wherein the basis weight of the layered heat-proof protective clothing is 450±50 g/m2, and wherein the front fabric layer is composed of a double weave fabric, having a front side fabric and back side fabric whose TMA shrinkage factor difference at 400° C., with 150° C/min increase, is at least 4%, and the variation in thickness of the double weave fabric after 8 seconds of flame exposure from the front side fabric side following ISO 17492, TPP, being 2 mm or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Saori Kuroda, Akimoto Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 9416469
    Abstract: A woven sleeve and method of construction are provided. The sleeve has a flexible, abrasion resistant, self-curling elongate wall constructed from woven monofilament and/or multifilament yarns. The wall has opposite edges extending generally parallel to a central axis of the sleeve, wherein the opposite edges overlap one another. The wall is woven with warp yarns that extend generally parallel to the central axis of the sleeve and fill yarns that extend circumferentially about the sleeve, generally transversely to the central axis. The warp yarns are bundled into individual, discrete groups, with each group including a plurality of yarns in side-by-side relation with one another, wherein each of the yarns within the same discrete group is interlaced over the same side of a common fill yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexa A. Woodruff, Cassie M. Malloy
  • Patent number: 9409056
    Abstract: Goggles in which the space between a pair of eyecups is adjusted by a nose bridge are provided. The goggles include: a nose bridge for connecting the facing ends of the eyecups, and a band holder, extended from at least one of the facing ends of the eyecups, for accommodating and fixing one end of the nose bridge. The nose bridge includes a plurality of hooking parts longitudinally arranged. The band holder includes a through hole, which is formed at a free end, through which one end of the nose bridge passes, a first fixing pin, placed at the through hole, to be hooked to the hooking parts, and a pair of second fixing pins, placed at the through hole, to be hooked to the transverse edge of the nose bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Bom Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9409044
    Abstract: A modular garment includes a sleeved jacket and a vest that may be worn by a first responder. The sleeved jacket is constructed for use in some emergency circumstances, including technical rescue operations. Portions of the jacket, including at least portions of the sleeves, may be constructed to satisfy more stringent garment standards, such as garment standards for structural firefighting. A vest may be worn over the sleeved jacket to produce a combined jacket suitable for use as turnout gear in structural firefighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Globe Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Patent number: 9410272
    Abstract: A fabric material consisting of two distance fabrics (42, 44) which are simultaneously weaved on a loom and provided with piles (424, 444) and which have an inner layer (FL2, FL4) and an outer layer (BL2, BL4) for each distance fabric, the inner and outer layers are bound with connecting warp yarns (401-404) extending between the inner and outer layers, pile warp yarns (501, 502) are woven between the distance fabrics. During weaving, the inner and outer layers of each distance fabric are kept apart by respective lancet means (202, 204) and each pick (P1-P13) and for each connecting warp yarn (401-404) and each pile warp yarn (501, 502), one selects on the basis of the information relating to the layer (BL2, FL2, BL4, FL4) in which the warp yarn has been interlaced in a previous pick, on the basis of the shedding pattern and amongst several predetermined positions, a position (A1-A8, B1-B12) was taken by a shedding element (10) driving the warp yarn (401-404, 501, 502) during the pick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SCHONHERR Textilmaschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Karsten Siebert
  • Patent number: 9404204
    Abstract: A textile sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve has a flexible, abrasion resistant, self-curling elongate wall constructed from woven monofilament and multifilament yarns. The wall has opposite edges extending parallel to a central axis of the sleeve. The wall is woven with warp yarns extending parallel to the central axis and fill yarns extending transverse to the warp yarns. The warp yarns are provided at least in part as first monofilament yarns and the fill yarns are provided as second monofilament yarns and second multifilament yarns. The second monofilament yarns have a larger diameter than the first monofilament yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Emi Itoh
  • Patent number: 9402753
    Abstract: A woven prosthesis, such as a woven vascular graft, woven from warp and weft yarns. Velour warp yarns forming the prosthesis are selectively incorporated into a base layer of the prosthesis so as to provide a bulbous section without compromising the porosity of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: George Du
  • Patent number: 9402433
    Abstract: Visors and methods of using a soft type foam visor having a brim and headband formed from a pliable and flexible material, such as but not limited to EVA which includes ethylene vinyl acetate, with or without patterns of through-holes and partial cutouts for allowing accessories such as labels, charms, badges, puncture tool and sunglass/eyeglass supports and the like, to be plugged into the holes and cut-outs and easily removable and interchangeable with other accessories. A removable rear head strap be attached to the visor, having a plurality of holes with fasteners to adjust the strap to different head sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Foamula Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel T. York
  • Patent number: 9399830
    Abstract: A coupling device for positioning elements for warp yarns, comprising a male coupling part (1) with a head (8) which, when elastically deformed, can be introduced into a female coupling part (11) via a passage (13) and assumes a larger transverse dimension beyond said passage, so that the head is detained there and the coupling parts (1), (11) are coupled. Beyond this passage (13), the female coupling part (11) comprises an axially displaceable uncoupling body (16) with an opening (17), so that the head can be introduced into this opening (17) and be deformed in the process to such an extent that it can be introduced into the passage (13) in order to uncouple the coupling parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventors: Bram Vanderjeugt, Frederik De Medts, Hannes Christiaen
  • Patent number: 9394634
    Abstract: A woven shielding textile includes a set of weft yarns and a plurality of warp yarns, including a set of primary warp yarns and a set of secondary warp yarns. The set of primary warp yarns and the set of secondary warp yarns are selectively interlaced with the set of weft yarns using a double beam weaving system such that the woven shielding textile is warp-faced. A face surface is predominantly composed of the set of primary warp yarns and a back surface is predominantly composed of the set of secondary warp yarns, while the plurality of warp yarns alternates between the set of primary warp yarns and the set of secondary warp yarns. A substantial percent of light incident to the woven shielding textile does not pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Arun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9388873
    Abstract: A protective member includes outer and inner layers interconnected by multiple connectors under tension along their longitudinal axis. The connectors absorb energy from an impact force by resisting further tension along their longitudinal axis, can elongate along their longitudinal axis and allow the layers to move relative to each other. The protective member can be used in numerous applications and environments, including for participants in sports, in applications including bumpers, passenger cabins, car seats, beds, torso protection, ships, gloves, footwear and items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Emerson Spalding Phipps, Charles Edward Phipps
  • Patent number: 9382648
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying compressed air to air-consuming components of an air-jet weaving machine includes plural pneumatically controllable pressure regulators (1.1, 1.2, 1.3), that each respectively have a pneumatic control inlet (3.1, 3.2, 3.3), plural electrically switchable valves (6.1, 6.2, 6.3) that are respectively connected to the pneumatic control inlets, an electrically controllable pressure regulator (4), and a control pressure line (5) that connects the outlet of the electrically controllable pressure regulator to the valves, and through the valves to the pneumatic control inlets of the pneumatically controllable pressure regulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Lindauer DORNIER Gesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Markus Gielen
  • Patent number: 9380820
    Abstract: A glove to prevent involuntary clenching of the hand may comprise a five phalange regions extending outwardly from a dorsal and palm region which are configured to receive portions of the hand of a user. A pull strap anchor may be positioned on the dorsal region. The glove may further comprise five pull straps. Each pull strap may be configured to receive a finger or a user's hand, and may comprise a first end which may be coupled to a phalange region and a second end which may be removably coupled to the pull strap anchor. By coupling the pull straps to the pull strap anchor, a reverse counterforce may be exerted against the phalange regions as to open the hand and prevent involuntary clenching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Linda M. Griego
  • Patent number: 9375105
    Abstract: A headband includes an inside surface and an outside surface, at least two cushions, wherein the cushions are removably attachable to the outside surface of the headband, wherein the cushion is slidably adjustable along the headband, and a second band, wherein the second band has first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends of the second band are attached to the inside or outside surface
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: GK Thomson Development, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory K. Thomson
  • Patent number: 9370214
    Abstract: A helmet having blunt force trauma protection includes a prior art helmet and a replaceable impact layer. The replaceable impact layer preferably includes at least one gas cell layer, a removable attachment system and an outer layer of sheet material. The at least one gas cell layer includes a plurality of gas cells created between two plastic sheets. Each cell will burst upon a pre-determined impact. The plurality of cells preferably have a hexagon shape, but other shapes may also be used, such as round or square. The removable attachment system is preferably hook and loop fasteners, but other suitable removable attachment systems may also be used. At least one first pad of hook and loop fasteners is attached to an exterior surface of a prior art helmet and at least one second pad of hook and loop fasteners is attached to a bottom surface of the replaceable impact layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: John E. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 9371602
    Abstract: An industrial two-layer fabric of 16 or more shafts consists of an upper side fabric having upper side warps and upper side wefts and a lower side fabric having lower side warps and lower side wefts, the upper side fabric and the lower side fabric are bound by binding yarns. A first warp pair consists of a binding yarn and one of an adjacent upper side warp, an adjacent lower side warp and an adjacent binding yarn. A second warp pair consists of an upper side warp and an adjacent lower side warp. In a complete design, two or more of the first warp pairs are placed adjacent to each other, and two or more of the second warp pairs are placed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ikuo Ueda
  • Patent number: 9365958
    Abstract: A woven fabric has weft and warp yarns, the weft yarns are extending over and below the warp yarns to provide correspondent over portions and under portions with respect to the warp yarns, whereby the ratio length of under portions:length of over portions is such that in the washed fabric the warp yarns corresponding to the over portions are in a position that is lower than the plane of the warp yarns corresponding to the under portions; the final fabric, after washing, has an elongation measured according to ASTM 3107, of at least 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Sanko Tekstil Islemeleri San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Hamit Yenici, Fatma Korkmaz, Serdar Erdogan, Asli Can
  • Patent number: 9364694
    Abstract: Protective garments include a flame resistant fabric that is strong and yet has a soft hand. The fabric is made from a combination of filament yarns and spun yarns. The filament yarns and spun yarns are woven together such that the filament yarns are separated by from about 2 to about 5 spun yarns in both the warp direction and the fill direction. The spun yarns may contain polybenzimidazole fibers in combination with other fibers, such as aramid fibers. The filament yarns may comprise para-aramid fibers. In one embodiment, the filament yarns may have a size larger than the spun yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey K. Underwood, Jacques A. Cantin, Guy Connors Lucas
  • Patent number: 9365957
    Abstract: An ultralight flat-weave fabric including more than one wefts and their directions that intersect with one another to form a particular angle in relation to the warp, and a warp. The weft and warp are supplied with fibers or fabrics having a cross-section in the form of a flat tape. In this way, it is possible to product a woven fabric in which two weft tapes having different directions are combined with the warp tape, such that stresses in six different directions are absorbed in a single fabric layer without multiple fabrics having to be overlapped. The woven fabric is completely covered, has a weight-to-surface area ratio of 2, and, as a result, is very light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: TWISTPERFECT, S.L.
    Inventors: Jordi Galan Llongueras, Albert Galan Llongueras
  • Patent number: 9364038
    Abstract: A long sleeved upper torso hooded garment which is worn by a user and comprising a detachable hood, the detachable hood including a top head portion, two opposed lateral portions, a back head portion, wherein there is a natural pocket portion in the back head portion of hood, above the hem or elastic neckline member, giving the natural pocket portion the ability to accommodate at least some of a user's loose hair; a front head opening portion, and a neck portion circumferentially extending around user's neck, the hood including a circumventing channel that encloses a drawstring at the edge of facial opening which is used to decrease the size of the facial opening, the upper torso portion of garment includes four openings, the two opposed lateral portions for allowing the users arms to pass through ending at the wrists' opening, the top opening for connecting the torso piece to the base of hood piece, and the bottom largest opening in which the user places the head, arms, and upper torso through to put on, or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: David O A Barrett