Patents Examined by Bobby Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9816209
    Abstract: A method for weaving pile fabrics with pile-free zones, in which, on a weaving loom, in successive series of at least two successive weft insertion cycles in each case at least one ground weft thread (1) and at least two effect weft threads (2),(3) having mutually different appearance-determining properties are inserted at well-defined weft-insertion levels, in which the effect weft threads (2),(3) in each series are inserted in successive weft insertion cycles, and in which, in order to create a predetermined effect in at least one pile-free zone, the warp threads (4-7); (12-22); (101-104) are positioned with respect to the weft insertion levels such that at least one effect weft thread (2),(3) runs on the pile side substantially uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: Johny Debaes, Gilbert Moulin, Dominique Maes
  • Patent number: 9808038
    Abstract: A batting glove or sports glove includes a glove base configured to accommodate a users hand. In some embodiments, the glove base has an opening in a palmar region of the glove. Multiple palmar layers are attached to the glove base and positioned over the opening. In some embodiments, the palmar layers include a first layer of material positioned between a second layer of material and a third layer of material. The first layer of material has a lower coefficient of friction than one or both of the second and third layers of material such that the layers may slide relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: EASTON DIAMOND SPORTS LLC
    Inventor: Keenan Long
  • Patent number: 9802066
    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: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBE HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Murray, Mark Mordecai
  • Patent number: 9790625
    Abstract: A textile is provided that includes a plurality of warp yarns and a plurality of weft yarns woven together, the plurality of warp yarns each including an elastic warp filament and a non-elastic warp filament, and the plurality of weft yarns each including an elastic weft filament and a non-elastic weft filament. At least one of the elastic warp filament, the non-elastic warp filament, the elastic weft filament, and the non-elastic weft filament includes a hydrophobic material. The materials of the elastic warp filament, the non-elastic warp filament, the elastic weft filament, and the non-elastic weft filament are selected such that the textile has a high elastic stretchability in at least one of a weft direction and a warp direction. A garment including the textile, and methods for manufacturing the textile and the garment, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas Kenneth Hussey, Brian Conolly, Bartosz Milczarczyk
  • Patent number: 9777410
    Abstract: A heddle for guiding a warp yarn for a loom extends lengthwise along a longitudinal axis (X4) and is formed by an assembly of a heddle body including at least one strand, and an eye including an eyelet for the passage of a warp yarn, and defining a main plane (P) wherein a first part of the strand and the eye is provided, before assembly, with an end part a second part of the strand and the eye is provided, before assembly, with a cavity for receiving the end part arranged at a longitudinal end of the second part and wherein the receiving cavity is provided with a bottom and emerges on an outside of the second part, along a transverse axis (Z4) perpendicular to the main plane (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: STAUBLI LYON
    Inventors: Michel Herrmann, Philippe Gaubert, Damien Bouchet
  • Patent number: 9775388
    Abstract: A convertible cover includes a cover and first and second nonrectangular panels. The first and second nonrectangular panels each have a generally horizontal set of opposing sides and a generally vertical set of opposing sides. The generally horizontal set of opposing sides is attached to the cover and the generally vertical set of opposing sides is not attached to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Super Blanky, LLC
    Inventor: Karen Bonnici Czarnik
  • Patent number: 9777409
    Abstract: A heddle for guiding a warp yarn for a loom extends lengthwise along a longitudinal axis (X1) and includes a heddle body including at least one strand and wherein the heddle also includes an eye including a central portion having at least one eyelet for passage of a warp yarn and at least one longitudinal tab that extends longitudinally from the central portion and the eye defines a main plane, and the at least one longitudinal tab also includes at least one cambered part that is deviated in an inclined manner relative to the main plane by deviating the eye over its entire thickness, and which extends over an entire width of the at least one longitudinal tab measured along a lateral axis parallel to the main plane and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SYAUBLI LYON
    Inventors: Michel Herrmann, Philippe Gaubert, Damien Bouchet
  • Patent number: 9777411
    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: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Arun Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9771672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a re-weaving machine (1) and re-woven tire cord fabric which enables to weave the defected tire cord fabrics (B) to be woven again without being damaged after finishing process, re-woven tire cord fabric. The objective of the present invention is to provide a reweaving machine (1) which allows weaving the tire cord fabrics (B) again without getting damaged even in tire cord fabrics (B) with high linear densities and high weft densities, and which has blades (10) that can be adjusted according to the different cord fabric features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KORDSA GLOBAL ENDUSTRIYEL IPLIK VE KORD BEZI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Virush Ratsiri, Niwat Chai-Itthiporn, Pitak Bunprom
  • Patent number: 9763484
    Abstract: A device that provides support for sailors while hiking from a sailing vessel is disclosed. The device is a pair of sleeves tailored with pockets under each thigh that allow for supporting pads to be inserted in various combinations. The pads are ergonomically designed and can be designed with internal fiberglass battens, or molded plastic, and optionally in shapes that help apply torque to the boat dynamics. The sleeves are designed with one way stretch to optimize grip to the leg, and constructed in a choice of composite materials to aid durability and comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Bartosz Milczarczyk
  • Patent number: 9763482
    Abstract: A garment includes a torso portion and a turtleneck portion. The turtleneck portion extends from the torso portion. The turtleneck portion includes a first panel made of a first material and a second panel made of a second material. The second material is more permeable than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Carcich, Shannon Burch, Larissa Grashian
  • Patent number: 9758906
    Abstract: A bead weaving loom includes a weave frame with a front wall connected to a rear wall by a plurality of frame legs, and a tray having a plurality of bead receiving cavities for receiving a plurality of beads, wherein the tray may be removably situated on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: M & G Partners, LLP
    Inventors: Mark Miller, Goldi Miller, Myra Mouloudji
  • Patent number: 9745676
    Abstract: Woven material having tapered portions and altering the weave pattern and/or material construction in the tapered portion. The woven material includes a first width portion comprising a first weave pattern formed in a plurality of layers of warp threads. The plurality of layers of warp threads include two distinct outer columns of warp threads, and inner columns of warp threads positioned between the two distinct outer columns. The woven material may also include a tapered width portion formed adjacent the uniform portion. The tapered portion includes the first weave pattern formed in the plurality of layers of warp threads of the inner columns of warp threads, and a second weave pattern formed in at least a portion of the plurality of layers of warp threads of the two distinct outer columns of warp threads. The second weave pattern may be distinct from the first weave pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Motohide Hatanaka, Ying-Liang Su, Yoji Hamada
  • Patent number: 9745675
    Abstract: A heddle for guiding a warp yarn for a loom extends lengthwise along a longitudinal axis (X1) and has a heddle body including at least one strand and at least one eye including an eyelet for the passage of the warp yarn and wherein the heddle body includes at least one housing, the housing of the eye and the housing of the heddle body extend along a common axis (Z1) transverse to the longitudinal axis, the housing of the heddle body is across from the housing of the eye, and the housings together forming a pair of housings and wherein an assembly member made from solidified resin is positioned in the pair of housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: STAUBLI LYON
    Inventors: Michel Herrmann, Philippe Gaubert, Damien Bouchet
  • Patent number: 9732450
    Abstract: A giver rapier head (1) comprises a presentation space (9) between a successive guide nose (11), for leading off warp threads (23) on one side (7), and a selection nose (8), for leading off warp threads (23) on the other side, so that a weft thread (2) can be directly presented in this presentation space (9) and can engage from there in an insertion space (15) between the selection nose (8) and the first-mentioned side (7). A giver rapier (1) has a limit guide arc (10) which is arranged at the front side of the giver rapier (1) and a selection nose (8) which is arranged on the top side, with its top (26) facing the guide arc (10). A rapier weaving machine (20) comprises such a giver rapier head (1). In a method for inserting a weft thread (2), the giver rapier head (1) is moved towards this weft thread (2) while the reed (19) beats up an inserted weft thread (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: Brecht Halsberghe, Vincent Lampaert, Steven Debaes
  • Patent number: 9732448
    Abstract: A seamless filling woven tape unit, a yarn tank transportation equipment and the filling process thereof. The woven tape unit utilizes a woven tape and a filler arranged in the woven tape, wherein the woven tape utilizes several woven tape units formed by integrated weaving, the woven tape unit utilizes a hollow woven tape and a solid woven tape formed by integrally weaving the two ends of the hollow tape, and a cavity of the hollow woven tape is uniformly filled with a flexible filler injected through fiber injection equipment. The flexible filler is injected into the woven tapes by fiber injection equipment so elasticity of the woven tape is guaranteed. Since the flexible filler is directly injected into the cavity of the hollow woven tape through a pin-shaped thin pipe arranged on the fiber injection equipment, the woven tapes do not need to be sewn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: POLYUNION TEXTILE (SHENZHEN) FACTORY
    Inventor: Lu Liu
  • Patent number: 9731152
    Abstract: A flame resistant garment, in certain embodiments, may include multiple garment portions to provide different degrees of protection for welding or another application. In one embodiment, the flame-resistant garment may include a base garment and one or more supplemental protective layers or garments. For example, the base garment may include a jacket, a vest, a coverall, a jumpsuit, an overall, pants, trousers, a smock, a hat, a hood, or a combination thereof. The protective layer may include a bib or any other suitable attachment to add further flame resistance. Further, the multiple garment portions may be coupled together via a snap fastener system, a hook-and-loop system, a button system, a zipper system, a buckle system, or a clip system, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: John A. Swartz, IV
  • Patent number: 9732449
    Abstract: A polyamide woven fabric and has a light feeling and a chambray tone hue, as well as heat retaining properties due to sunlight absorption, and wind breaking properties. The polyamide woven fabric is a woven fabric including 20% or more by mass of a polyamide carbon black pigmented yarn that includes carbon black in a proportion of 1 to 5% by mass. The woven fabric has a total fineness of 5 to 55 dtex and a monofilament fineness of 0.5 to 2.2 dtex; and has a cover factor of 1000 to 2500. A down product incorporating the polyamide woven fabric is a product finished by stuffing downs into shell fabrics of this woven fabric in an amount of 100 to 500 grams per square meter of the shell fabrics, and then sewing together the shell fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hajime Takayanagi, Sumio Hishinuma
  • Patent number: 9725831
    Abstract: A module suitable for installation in a jacquard machine, comprising at least one partition provided for guiding shed-forming elements, wherein the shed-forming elements comprise at least one anchor element which is configured to be held pressed against a contact profile of the jacquard machine when the module has been installed in the jacquard machine, wherein said anchor element is displaceable from a first position of use to a second removal position for removing the module from the jacquard machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: Bram Vanderjeugt, G√ľnther Devloo, John Andrew Griffiths
  • Patent number: 9725832
    Abstract: An apparatus for weaving a multilayer product that has one or more warp columns for placing warp fibers and one or more heddle columns for heddles for lacing the warp fibers. The weaving apparatus has a numerical ratio of warp columns and heddle columns that is a fractional number. And a portion of the warp fibers are laceable through heddles on one or more heddle columns based on the fractional number. A method for weaving a multilayer product where adjacent warp fibers are segmented and laced through heddles on the heddle columns based on the fractional number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ouellette, Jonathan Goering