Patents Examined by Bobby Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9915013
    Abstract: A shed forming device for a weaving machine comprising motion systems consisting of hooks that are moveable up and down, transmission elements to transmit the hook motion to a carrier for warp threads, a first force element to exert a downward-directed force on the carrier, and an energy buffer and a second force element to exert a force on an element of the motion system that results in an upward-directed force on the carrier so that the element is so deformed or displaced that the elements of the motion system are kept under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: Bram Vanderjeugt, Matthew Theobald, Daniel Skinner
  • Patent number: 9896790
    Abstract: An elastic fabric made by a plurality of rubber threads, first elastic wefts, second elastic wefts, first wraps, high-tensile nylons and second wraps. The rubber thread, the first elastic weft, the second elastic weft are elastic, and the first elastic weft, and the second elastic weft are knitted across and interlaced with the rubber thread at right angles such that the elastic fabric is configured to be stretched in all directions. The first elastic weft and the second elastic weft are wrapped on at least three rubber threads to form a plurality of breathing holes therebetween, and the first wrap and the second wrap are wrapped along the single rubber thread such that the elastic fabric is configured to have the solid structure and the great ventilation effect simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: K. S. Webbing Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Lin-Ming Ko
  • Patent number: 9896789
    Abstract: A handicraft weaving loom with improved usability is provided. The weaving loom includes a main body having a pair of edge portions that are spaced apart from each other in a predetermined first direction. Each edge portion extends elongated in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The weaving loom further includes a yarn catch member provided with a yarn catch portion for holding threads in parallel. The yarn catch member is detachably attached to one of the two edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CLOVER MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuko Okuma, Katsuhiko Ozeki
  • Patent number: 9878185
    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: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Joey K. Underwood, Jacques A. Cantin, Guy Connors Lucas
  • Patent number: 9879741
    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: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Emerson Spalding Phipps, Charles Edward Phipps
  • Patent number: 9879365
    Abstract: A rapier loom having at least a first rapier provided between at least a first frame from a pair of frames and at least a dobby frame of a dobby machine communicable coupled with the loom, the rapier being adapted to by operatively horizontally displaced; and at least a second rapier provided between at least a second frame from a pair of frames and at least a dobby frame of a dobby machine communicably coupled with the loom, the rapier being adapted to be operatively horizontally displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Ansari Akhlaque Ahmed Zahir Ahmed
  • Patent number: 9873961
    Abstract: A weaving machine (1) equipped with a level adjustment device (8) for a plurality of oscillating levers (26), the oscillating levers being provided with cam followers (42) and mounted on a shaft (28) of the levers, the shaft of the levers being movable between a weaving configuration, where the cam followers of the oscillating levers bear against cams (18) of the shedding mechanism, and a level adjustment configuration, where the cam followers of the oscillating levers are separated from the cams of the shedding mechanism. The level adjustment device comprises a level adjustment picking cam member secured to the shaft of the levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: STAUBLI FAVERGES
    Inventors: Joseph Cittadini, David Bonneau
  • Patent number: 9863069
    Abstract: A junction band with high tensile strength in order to suppress rupture of a ground fabric from the junction band. Provided is a hollow-weave base fabric that includes a hollow-weave section (111) with a dual layer structure containing a first fabric layer and a second fabric layer, and a junction band (112) formed continuously from threads which form the hollow-weave section. The junction band comprises a first junction structure section (121), in which a structure of two layers is formed by the alternating positional relationship of a first continuation thread that extends from the first fabric layer of the hollow-weave section to the first junction structure section and a second continuation thread that extends from the second fabric layer of the hollow-weave section to the first junction structure section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SUMISHO AIRBAG SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teppei Harabayashi
  • Patent number: 9863068
    Abstract: A blade for moving hooks of a Jacquard mechanism for forming a shed on a Jacquard loom wherein the blade includes at least one profile made from a composite material, having a body made of unidirectional fibers that extend in a longitudinal direction (X12) of the at least one profile and are embedded in a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: STAUBLI LYON
    Inventors: Patrice Przytarski, Sylvain Durand-Peyre
  • Patent number: 9856585
    Abstract: A rotatable loom with a mannequin such that the loom can be used to produce a hand-made single piece of cloth or cloth product in a three dimension with a thread of choice. The loom has two or more frames with graded rings such that the rings help in achieving a cylindrical or cubic shape cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Umm-Al-Qura University
    Inventor: Rabah Sejiny
  • Patent number: 9854863
    Abstract: A head and neck support and restraint system including protective headwear worn by a user; an article worn about the shoulders, chest and back of the user; and a dynamic connector that is disposed between and attached to the protective headwear and the worn article that dampens and distributes forces to which the head and neck are subjected during use. Such forces can include forces experienced as a result of acceleration, deceleration, or impact during a collision between the user and another person or object. The dynamic connector also supports and limits the rate and range of motion permitted between the head and neck relative to the shoulders, chest and back of a user when the head or body of the user is subjected to such forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jonathan Cook
  • Patent number: 9854856
    Abstract: A protective body vest is disclosed applicable to industrial and contractor related work for carrying heavy and irregular shaped objects on the user's shoulder. The vest is in the shape of a typical armless vest, but can be adapted to have long sleeves to protect the wearers' arms as well as his torso, neck and shoulder. The vest has thick variable type padding for the vest garment and has a combination hard and soft support for the shoulder pads. Reflective bands on the vest offer protection by giving notice to all around of the wearer's presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Jimmy R. Baldonado
  • Patent number: 9848664
    Abstract: Provided is a form-fitting, eyewear retaining head covering made of an elastic material that snuggly fits the contour of a wearer's head. On each side of the head covering is a retention slot designed to receive the arm of a pair of eyeglass frames. The slots are disposed along the lower edge of the head covering and in horizontal alignment therewith. The slots may be reinforced with a high friction material in order to grip the eyeglass frames and reduce slippage. The normal seat and positioning of the head covering is not adjusted by eyewear and the eyewear is disposed in its natural position. The slots are relatively close to one another to minimize the propensity of the hat lower edge to fold backward in high winds, whereby the lower edge of the head covering is stretched to accommodate the arms of the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Doug Poldoski
  • Patent number: 9850598
    Abstract: A multi-layer ballistic woven fabric, including an upper woven layer having upper warp yarns and upper weft yarns that are interwoven together to form the upper woven layer. The multi-layer ballistic woven fabric also includes a lower woven layer having lower warp yarns and lower weft yarns that are interwoven together, and a plurality of securing yarns, each securing yarn interwoven with at least some of the upper yarns and some of the lower yarns so as to secure the upper and lower woven layers together. At least one of the securing yarns is woven underneath a first lower weft yarn, then above a second upper weft yarn adjacent the first lower weft yarn, then underneath a third lower weft yarn adjacent the second upper weft yarn and then above a fourth upper weft yarn adjacent the third lower weft yarn. The multi-layer ballistic woven fabric is formed by interweaving the securing yarns with the warp yarns and weft yarns as the upper woven layer and lower woven layer are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BARRDAY INC.
    Inventor: Shekoufeh Shahkarami
  • Patent number: 9850599
    Abstract: Described is a controlled weight distribution woven terry fabric that includes a body having a first end and a second end, wherein the first and second ends are opposite one another and a first side edge 34 and a second side edge, wherein the first and second side edges are opposite one another and generally perpendicular to the first and second opposite ends. The terry fabric further includes a plurality of zones extending across the fabric between one of the first and second opposite ends or the first and second opposite edges. Each zone of the plurality of zones has a pile with a pile height and the pile height in a zone differs from the pile height in an adjacent zone and the difference between the pile heights in adjacent zones is in a range between about 0.1 mm and about 2 mm. Also described are articles, such as towels, wash cloths, and bath mats, made from the controlled weight distribution woven terry fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Stewart
  • Patent number: 9850597
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a leno selvage, in particular for a loom, includes a fixed-position housing, a support having the shape of a circular ring or of a circular disk and rotatably supported in the housing by a bearing and having two diagonally oppositely disposed thread eyelets for guiding leno threads in the region of the inner race of the bearing. At least two ring gears of magnetizable material extending in parallel with one another are arranged on the outer periphery of the support. A plurality of magnets are arranged on the outer periphery of the support in the region of the ring gears. A stator sheet package of circular ring shape having a plurality of coils arranged thereat has segments each having a toothed arrangement associated with the toothed arrangement of the ring gears in the region of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Gebruder Klocker GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hockemeyer, Christoph Schwemmlein
  • Patent number: 9834870
    Abstract: An industrial two-layer fabric of the contact-yarn binding type without independent binding yarns, at both ends. The upper surface side warp serving as the warp fabric yarn-contact binding yarn is not woven into the upper surface side weft at one or more points of a complete structure, and extends toward the lower surface side instead and is woven into the lower surface side weft at the lower surface side, and then, extends toward the upper surface sides to be woven into other upper surface side weft, while, the lower surface side warp is not woven into the lower surface side weft at a point where the upper surface side warp serving as the warp fabric yarn-contact binding yarn is woven into the lower surface side weft at the lower surface side, and extends toward the upper surface side instead to be woven into the upper surface side weft which is not woven into the upper surface side warp, at the upper surface side, and then extends toward the lower surface side to be woven into other lower surface side weft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON FILCON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Egawa, Fumihito Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9827086
    Abstract: A tubular woven implantable graft having a tapered section is provided. The graft includes a first diameter and a second diameter and has a generally constant number of warp yarns per inch adjacent both the first diameter and the second diameter. A method for producing an implantable woven graft is also provided. The method includes weaving a first section having a first diameter and a tapered diameter tapering from the first diameter to a second diameter. During weaving of the tapered section a number of warp yarns are dropped from the weave and compressive forces are applied to the fabric to narrow the width of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Secant Group, LLC
    Inventors: Seth A. Winner, Jack Coy
  • Patent number: 9828704
    Abstract: A terry article includes a ground component including a plurality of ground warp yarns and a plurality of weft yarns, and a pile component disposed on at least one of a lower side and an upper side of the ground component. The pile component includes a first plurality of piles that extend away from the ground component along a vertical direction. The first plurality of piles are formed from a first set of pile yarns comprised of natural fibers and further define a first pile height. The pile component also includes a second plurality of piles that extend away from the ground component in the vertical direction. The second plurality of piles are formed from a set of continuous filament thermoplastic yarns and define a second pile height that is less than the first pile height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: WELSPUN INDIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Dipali Goenka
  • Patent number: 9826793
    Abstract: A mask coupling apparatus coupled to an outer surface of a helmet and couplings of a mask including an adjusting mechanism comprising a single elastic strap coupled to the mask at both ends via the couplings, where the ends of the elastic strap are free to adjust the length of the mask coupling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Colt Miller, Bradley Moan, Thomas Gailey