Patents Examined by Khoa D. Huynh
  • Patent number: 11459675
    Abstract: A secondary impurity-removal recycling system for refining cotton is provided. A first feeding opening is set on the side of the first bin shell, in which the first drum is movably installed, and the first drum is tube shaped. A first mesh is set on the peripheral wall of the first drum, and a first scraper is set at the first feeding opening inside the first bin shell. One end of the first drum is provided with a first impurity-discharging pipe, the outer periphery of which is provided with a first annular hump. The first connecting sleeve is installed on the outer wall of the first bin shell, and the first impurity-discharging pipe is movably stuck in the first connecting sleeve through the first annular hump, and communicates with the first connecting sleeve. The first induced draft fan communicates with the first connecting sleeve through a first air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Hangxu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11459674
    Abstract: An impurity-removal system for refining cotton is provided. In the system, the bottom of the first bin shell is open, and the top of the first bin shell is provided with a first discharge opening, the air inlet of the first induced draft fan communicates with through a first air duct. The front wall of the first bin shell is provided with a first feeding opening, from which the rear of the conveying mechanism penetrates into the first bin shell, and the pressuring roller is installed on the first feeding opening of the first bin shell, and located above the mechanism. The first opening roller is movably installed in the first bin shell, located at the rear of the conveying mechanism, and first saw teeth in a row are set on the periphery of the first opening roller. The first motor is drivingly connected with the first opening roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Hangxu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11457685
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a braided footwear upper is provided. The method includes braiding a two-layer, single-tube structure with a first end that couples a first braided layer to a second braided layer, and second end that couples the first braided layer to the second braided layer of the tubular braided structure. The first end is proximate the second end. At least one yarn from the first end, and at least one yarn from the second end are braided with at least one draw yarn. The draw yarn is braided to be easily removable, such that the first end is selectively de-coupled from the second end. When the draw yarn is removed, the double-layer tubular braided structure is expandable to form a larger diameter tubular braided structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eun Kyung Lee, James Y. Yoo, Chikao Ichikawa, Michihiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11452320
    Abstract: A disposable contact isolation gown for protection from hospital-acquired infections is provided. The contact isolation gown includes a front panel including a front collar edge, a pair of front shoulder edges, a pair of front side edges, and a front bottom edge. The gown also includes a back panel coupled to the front panel at a pair of side seams. The back panel includes a back collar edge, a back line of weakness extending from the back collar edge to the back bottom edge, and a pair of back panel portions coupled together at the back line of weakness. The gown also includes a pair of arm panels coupled between the front panel and the back panel. Each arm panel includes an arm panel back edge, an arm panel front edge, and an arm panel collar edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ascension Health Alliance
    Inventor: Maria Louise Buffalini
  • Patent number: 11439199
    Abstract: A sole assembly for an article of footwear having a cushioning sole and a support frame fitted about the cushioning sole. The cushioning sole defines the primary ground-engaging surface. The support frame is substantially harder than the cushioning sole. In one embodiment, the support frame includes a perimeter member extending about the perimeter of the cushioning sole, a rear lateral support member disposed toward the forward extent of the heel region and a forward lateral support member disposed in the forefoot region. The cushioning sole may include a support frame recess configured to seat the support frame. The frame recess may include a plurality of channel set into the face of the cushioning sole to recess the support frame from the outer surface. The support frame may include a pair of post that extend through and are affixed to the top surface of the cushioning sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: Louk B.J.A. Schulten, Martin W.F. Dean
  • Patent number: 11441250
    Abstract: A knitting method for a warp knitted jacquard three-color figured fabric comprising: (1) defining the basic traverse information of a jacquard bar in non-offset state; (2) A-color pattern area is composed of jacquard pattern texture and jacquard pattern needle supplement texture; (3) B-color pattern area is composed of jacquard pattern texture and jacquard pattern needle supplement texture; (4) a mesh structure of C-color ground net area is composed of jacquard mesh texture and ground bar texture; (5) a pattern contour area is formed by using two jacquard bars to bar the outer contour of the A-color pattern area or the outer contour of the B-color pattern area; (6) the elastic area is composed of a ground bar texture, and a ground bar is used to knit the elastic area texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gaoming Jiang, Honglian Cong, Zhijia Dong, Haisang Liu, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 11434589
    Abstract: A latch needle for a loop-forming textile machine includes a needle shank and a needle latch with a back. The needle shank has a slot for receiving the needle latch and a first contact portion adapted to the back. The needle latch is pivotably mounted on the needle shank about a pivot axis between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the back bears against the first contact portion. The latch needle has a damping spring adapted to the back and/or to the first contact portion in order to damp a contact of the back of the needle latch when in the open position, against the first contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Roland Simmendinger, J├╝rgen Veeser
  • Patent number: 11421355
    Abstract: Computer based systems and methods for designing and manufacturing consumer products, including knit footwear uppers, and the like. The system provides digital controls for the customization of knitted components, including complex multi-structured knitted components. The system simulates deformations of knit structures and allows the user to control and visualize compensations in the structure(s) of the knitted component to better match between an intended knit design and the actual physical knitted component outcome. They system may manufacture/fabricate a knitted component based on the predicted/estimated deformation behavior of the knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Ayelet Karmon, Shoval Nir, Tom Shaked, Eyal Sheffer, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 11408101
    Abstract: A method and system for forming a hexagonal woven fabric provide a hexagonal pattern loom including loom pins arranged in a hexagonal pattern to form a structure for engaging a continuous yarn strand. The loom pins form a top angled side of the hexagonal pattern and a bottom angled side of the hexagonal pattern. A set of the loom pins form two opposite straight sides of the hexagonal pattern forming the hexagonal pattern loom. A bias weaving process uses the continuous yarn strand for forming a top woven triangle fabric section, a bottom woven triangle fabric section, and a middle section of parallel yarn strand portions of the single continuous yarn strand. Traditional back-and-forth weaving uses the continuous yarn strand as weft strands in the middle section of parallel yarn strand portions for forming a rectangular woven fabric section. A hexagonal woven fabric uses the continuous yarn strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Gabriele Van Tassell
  • Patent number: 11406155
    Abstract: Ski boot device for ski boots (1). Ski boots have a front sole section (3) with a front interaction surface associated with binding and releasing from a front ski binding, and a rear sole section (4), in a common plane (8), with a rear interaction surface associated with binding and releasing from a rear ski binding. The ski boot device of the present invention is attached to the ski boot and comprises a toe portion formed and attached to the ski boot sole (3) without interfering with the front interaction surface during binding or releasing, a heel portion formed and attached to the heel (4) of the ski boot without interfering with the rear interaction surface during binding or releasing; and a support portion (10A, 10B) provided intermediate the toe portion and heel portion and having a shaped profile which extends below the common plane and provides a contact surface during walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Rony Shirion
  • Patent number: 11399582
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, a piece is disposed on a glove core of a glove structure, and an edge of the piece is to injected and filled with molding material to have an injection molding assembly thereon. The injection molding assembly at least fills a section gap between the glove core and the edge of the piece. By using the injection molding assembly, the section gap between the glove core and the edge of the piece is masked, and an adhesive effect for bonding the piece is also obtained. Thus, the present disclosure provides positive and reliable means for preventing the edge of the piece from being separated from the glove core, making the glove structure maintain its required function in long term, increasing the quality and the lifetime of the glove structure, and making the glove structure have a curved surface shape to present its three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Jin Feng Yu Glove Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenlan Cai, Zhibin Li, Jinfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11401638
    Abstract: System and method of manufacturing a unitary construction of a weft knit article with one or more warp insert in an integrated knitting process by using a weft knit machine. The unitary construction comprises one or more yarn materials which are incorporated into one or more weft and warp stitch structures. The knitting machine is equipped with a warp feeder assembly, including a weft knit warp feeder, a warp knitting guide needle block operable to hold a plurality of warp strands, a strand guide bar configured to guide the plurality of warp strands to the weft knit warp feeder, and a cam box. The cam box includes at least a weft stitch cam, a weft guard cam, a warp stitch cam, and a warp guard cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FABDESIGNS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Huffa, Concetta Maria Huffa
  • Patent number: 11400766
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cable bead and a tire. The cable bead includes a core wire located at the middle position of the bead and at least one layer of outer winding wires wound around the core wire, each layer of outer winding wires being evenly wounded along the circumferential direction of the core wire, where the cross section of the outer winding wires is a flat surface having a major axis and a minor axis; the major axis is perpendicular to the radial direction of the cross section of the bead, and the minor axis is parallel to the radial direction of the cross section of the bead; the outer winding wires are in surface contact with the core wire; and when there are at least two layers of outer winding wires, a line contact is formed between the layers of outer winding wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Weigang Miao, Haidong Yao
  • Patent number: 11401635
    Abstract: A warp breakage/end sensing system and device are configured to detect an end of a warp yarn on a circular weaving machine. A mechanism causes a notification signal to be sent to the loom operator in the situation where a yarn breakage is detected. A drop wire loses its elevation and falls from its normal operative position. The drop causes a first element to rotate and come in contact (physical or non-physical) with a second element, thereby completing an electric circuit and sending a yarn breakage signal to the operator. Upon restoration of the yarn, the first element restores to its normal working position. In the case of a non-physical contact, the first sensing element enters the triggering region of the second sensing element thus causing a signal to be sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Siddharth Lohia
  • Patent number: 11390970
    Abstract: Articles are prepared from paper containing different types of fibers. In a granulation step, bagasse is pulverized to produce a sugar cane pulp powder of granules. In a pulping process, pulp is produced from Manila hemp. In a mixing step, sugar cane pulp powder, and the pulp produced in preceding steps, are mixed. In the papermaking process, Japanese washi paper is produced by using a mixture of pulp powder and pulp. In a slitting process, the produced Japanese washi paper is slit. In a twisting process, the slit Japanese washi paper yarn is twisted to produce a paper yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Naoto Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11388937
    Abstract: An activewear garment having facial opening formed on an anterior side of an upper head portion of the garment. An elastic securing band is attached to an interior rim of the facial opening, said elastic securing band being attached around the entire circumference of said facial opening. An adhering layer composed of one or more types of adhesive substances, including pressure sensitive adhesives, are applied to an interior side of the elastic securing band, such adhering layer being configured to releasably adhere to a user's facial skin, thereby preventing the full or partial dislodgement of such activewear garment during high contact athletic activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Zana Nachawati
  • Patent number: 11388949
    Abstract: A shoe includes an outsole having a heel region, a midfoot region, a metatarsal region, and a toe region. The heel region extends longitudinally from the heel end to the midfoot region, the midfoot region extends longitudinally from the heel region to the metatarsal region, and the toe region extends longitudinally from the toe end to the metatarsal region. The outsole has a medial side region, central region, and a lateral side region. A bottom surface of the outsole defines a concavity extending longitudinally from within the heel region to at least within a portion of the midfoot region. The concavity extends laterally within the central region. The concavity has a width at its widest point that is at least between 45% and 55% the width of the outsole at that point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: COLE HAAN LLC
    Inventors: Mattias Verfl, Jeffrey Mokos
  • Patent number: 11382367
    Abstract: An outdoor activity suit includes a body having a front portion, a back portion, opposed sides where the front portion connects to the back portion, a neck receiving portion, an arms receiving portion and a legs receiving portion. The front portion, the neck receiving portion and the legs receiving portion of the body form a first component of the body. The back portion and the arms receiving portion form a second component of the body. An endless loop zipper connects the first component and the second component such that the second component is selectively removable from the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Mustang Survival Corp.
    Inventors: Richard Kerr Myerscough, Ross Davis Harrington
  • Patent number: 11382385
    Abstract: An arch support may include a base plate having a base plate top surface. The arch support may further include a contoured arch plate attached to the base plate at a joint. The arch plate may include an arch plate bottom surface. The arch plate bottom surface may face and be separated from the base plate top surface, with an extent of the separation increasing toward a medial side of the arch support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Sterman, Todd Anthony Waatti
  • Patent number: 11375767
    Abstract: An upper may include a first knitted portion configured to form an outer surface of the upper, a second knitted portion configured to form an inner surface of the upper, where the second knitted portion is at least partially coextensive with the first knitted portion, an interstitial space between the first knitted portion and the second knitted portion, and a knitted connection structure connecting the first knitted portion to the second knitted portion. The knitted connection structure may extend at least partially along at least one of a tongue and a collar of the upper, and the second knitted portion may include at least one double jersey knit structure that is coextensive with the first knitted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Stuart W. Dealey