Patents Examined by Bobby Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9539787
    Abstract: A fiber structure made as a single piece by multilayer weaving using a method including weaving warp yarns of at least a first set of layers of warp yarns with weft yarns including at least some that are woven with extra length so as to have warp yarn end portions available that extend beyond the zone of weaving, the warp yarn end portions being returned to be woven with warp yarns by being reinserted in layers of warp yarns, and a hollow, or tubular, portion being formed by looping the first woven set of layers of warp yarns back onto itself and applying traction to the ends of the reinserted weft yarns so that a fiber preform for a part including a hollow portion can be obtained as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Thierry Godon, Bruno Jacques Gerard Dambrine
  • Patent number: 9534323
    Abstract: A terry fabric having a plurality of longitudinally oriented ground warp yarns pairs, a plurality of longitudinally oriented pile warp yarns, and a plurality of weft yarns oriented substantially perpendicular to the ground warp yarn pairs. The terry fabric includes a repeated weave sequence comprising first and second interlacing arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Trident Limited
    Inventors: Manoranjan Kumar Dubey, Abhishek Gupta
  • Patent number: 9534322
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fabric for a carbon fiber reinforced composite material includes binding a front texture woven with warp threads and weft threads which are carbon fibers and a back texture woven with warp threads and weft threads which are thermoplastic resin fibers at binding points to integrate the front texture and the back texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AYAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Tomiyori, Kosuke Mitamura
  • Patent number: 9526926
    Abstract: A protective garment including a heat, flame and abrasion resistant outer shell configured to be worn on at least part of a body of a wearer. The outer shell includes an opening formed therein. The garment further includes a heat and flame resistant air-permeable material, of a different type of material than the outer shell, spanning the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. Curtis
  • Patent number: 9528201
    Abstract: Fabrics which allow for light transmission and provide thermal insulation are described. A fabric is formed from at least one yarn to form a continuous web of fabric. The continuous web is configured to allow between 20% and 65% of incident light to be transmitted through the fabric, and to reduce heat transfer through the fabric such that the fabric has an R value of at least 0.75 K·m2/W. The continuous web of fabric may be a woven fabric where the at least one yarn is woven to form the woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Smart Textile Products, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Goldberg
  • Patent number: 9522084
    Abstract: A sleep shield apparatus that can provide privacy, peacefulness, and protection in a public environment such as an airplane, airport, bus, or train is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Margarett A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9518343
    Abstract: A heddle (1), preferably for the processing of tape-like material, includes at least two bands (2, 3), which form the heddle shaft (24). At least one component (6, 7), which limits a thread eye (8), or one of the two bands (2, 3) has at least one fastening element (9, 10), which connects the component and the band. The two bands (2, 3) make mutual contact above and below the thread eye (8) at joins (13, 14). At least one join (13, 14) is spaced from the thread eye (8) by a distance A, which is, at the most, half as great as the distance (D) between the thread eye (8) and the end loop (17) nearest in each case to the join (13, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Christian Gerth, Rainer Grossman, Mario Gusenko
  • Patent number: 9513090
    Abstract: A bullet resistant garment is provided for in the current invention having a pliable protective insert contained within a concealed carrier shell that is integrated into an outer-garment. In certain embodiments, interconnecting seams and or darts may be incorporated into the pliable protective insert and/or carrier shell to provide a comfortable and protective three-dimensional shape to bullet resistant garment, especially for women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Doo Kalmanson Aquino
  • Patent number: 9510625
    Abstract: The two tab cuff closure is a closure for the sleeve(s) of a shirt. The two tabs are positioned on one edge of the cuff and will connect to fasteners that are positioned on the opposing cuff edge. The double tab design ensures that the cuff fabric will lay flat and not pucker or bulge. The tab structure arrangement could be adapted for utilization with cuff links or buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Cecelia Henderson
  • Patent number: 9510632
    Abstract: One or more battery-operated fans are integrated into a hard hat and pull air through a filter to remove contaminants in the air. The filtered air passes through one or more channels in the hard hat and exits the hard hat through an air curtain exit located near the user's face. The exiting air leaves with sufficient velocity to form an air curtain. A user wearing goggles or other protective eyewear will have the filtered air current pass in front of the eyewear. Paint and other contaminant particles that are in the air will not be able to contact the outer surface of the eyewear, as the particles will not be able to pass through the curtain of filtered air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Poma 22 LLC
    Inventors: Steve Harvey Perusse, Steve Harrington, Joy Salvatin Lee, Bill Campbell, Judy Emaus, Joshua Lee, Bryan Brutlag
  • Patent number: 9513089
    Abstract: A bullet resistant garment is provided for in the current invention having a pliable protective insert contained within a concealed carrier shell that is integrated into an outer-garment. In certain embodiments, interconnecting seams and or darts may be incorporated into the pliable protective insert and/or carrier shell to provide a comfortable and protective three-dimensional shape to bullet resistant garment, especially for women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Doo Kalmanson Aquino
  • Patent number: 9516422
    Abstract: A weaving method for a damper of a loudspeaker includes the steps of: a preparation step: providing a plurality of traditional warps and a plurality of conductive warps to extend in a vertical direction; and a weaving step: providing a plurality of wefts to extend in a horizontal direction transversely crossing the vertical direction in such a manner that each of the wefts passes alternately over and under each of the plurality of traditional warps and each of the plurality of conductive warps in order to form the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 9506171
    Abstract: A bead weaving tool includes a plate member having a planar bead mounting surface for bead placement. The plate member has a pair of thread holding portions mutually spaced across the bead mounting surface for holding a plurality of threads separately. The plate member also has a pair of thread support walls protruding from the bead mounting surface at positions close to the thread holding portions, respectively. To hook one end and the other end of the respective threads, first and second thread hanging portions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CLOVER MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kumiko Nitta, Mariko Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9504876
    Abstract: A scuba mask structure includes at least one window section, a mounting seat for receiving an attachable device to removably attach thereto, and an integrally formed supporting section. The supporting section is insert molded around a periphery of the window section and an end of the mounting seat so that the mounting seat is at one side of the supporting section and the window section is at another side of the supporting section so as to form a seamless scuba mask. Such a structure is formed by first placing the window section and the mounting seat in a mold and forming through injection the support section to be insert molded with the mounting seat and the window section for wrapping around a periphery of the window section so that a seamless scuba mask that, in the entirety thereof, has an integrally formed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: IN CREATIVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yu Lo, Michael James Piantoni
  • Patent number: 9498382
    Abstract: An improved personal protective eyewear device and composition has an arc flash faceshield to address issues regarding optical clarity, specifically full color acuity. The compound, which may be used with faceshields and similar PPE, provides a clear grey shield through the use of an infrared dye in that produces a true color lens. Unlike traditional green faceshields, the grey faceshield is a medium-density filter that allows 100% color acuity. The faceshield is preferably manufactured with polycarbonate material for high-impact and high-mass performance. Most preferably, the faceshield provides protection in the amount of 8.2 cal/cm2 or a category 2 arc hazard exposure protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Oberon Company Div Paramount Corp.
    Inventors: Jack Bouton Hirschmann, Jr., Randell Bouton Hirschmann
  • Patent number: 9498012
    Abstract: A deployable umbrella hood garment that includes a waterproof umbrella hood moveable between a folded position, furled within a pack member dorsally dispositional upon said garment, and a deployed position, extended to encapsulate the head of a user and securable in said deployed position by means of a support member disposed interior to the hood, whereby automated and expedient deployment of said umbrella hood is effective between said stowed and deployed positions to prevent contact of rainfall with a user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Andronica Handie
  • Patent number: 9498564
    Abstract: A shed-forming device has elastically deformable selection elements (1) (28a)-(28f) which can be placed in an undeformed position or in a deformed position, electromagnetic selectors (2) which can be actuated in order to place or keep each selection element (1) in successive weaving cycles in one of said positions, and presenting means (3) in order to mechanically deform selection elements (1) in the direction of a selector (2) in each weaving cycle into a presenting position in which they are kept at a distance from the selector (2) by a stop (4), and also relates to a method for positioning selection elements of a shed-forming device in this manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: NV MICHEL VAN DE WIELE
    Inventors: James Anthony Graham, Matthew Theobald, Bram Vanderjeugt, Frederik de Medts
  • Patent number: 9492306
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a cervical spine protection apparatus one or more composite bands attached to provide restraint of one or more motions of the cervical spine of a wearer. The apparatus is designed to protect a wearer from incurring cervical spinal injuries, and/or to reduce the severity of cervical spine injuries without substantially compromising the normal functional range of motion of the wearer's cervical spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Sorin Siegler, Mary Milone, Yoganand Ghati
  • Patent number: 9491980
    Abstract: A latching mechanism including a pedestal provided with a first hole on the surface, a second member provided with a second hole opened at a position overlapping with the first hole, and a fastening member whose one end part is inserted into and pulled from the first hole through the second hole, so that the second member is engaged with the pedestal in an attachable and detachable manner. In the mechanism, the fastening member is inserted through the second hole into the first hole and then rotated such that an outer shape of the one end part intersects with one of the first hole and the second hole so that the second member is mounted onto the pedestal, and then it is rotated further or reversely so that the second member is separated from the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SHOEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Wako
  • Patent number: 9493892
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, multiple texturized polyester weft yarns of denier between 15 and 65 are wound on a single bobbin in a parallel adjacent fashion such that they may be fed into an air jet pick insertion apparatus and/or a rapier pick insertion apparatus of an air jet loom to weave a textile that has between 90 to 235 ends per inch cotton warp yarns and between 100 and 965 polyester weft yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Arun Agarwal