Patents Examined by Larissa E Rowe
  • Patent number: 10597803
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyamide (preferably Nylon 66) yarn for weaving or knitting clothes articles which have a cooling effect on the skin of the wearer. The yarn contains an inorganic additive (preferably Titanium dioxide) in an amount of between 0.3 and 3.0 wt % and is characterized by a low crimp modulus and a flat cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nilit Ltd.
    Inventors: Alon Weiser, Abed Alrahman Zuabi, Uri Afek
  • Patent number: 10597796
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a polyethylene powder for a fiber which is excellent in the color tone of an obtained article and allows an obtained fiber to be highly drawn, and a fiber and an article made of the polyethylene powder for a fiber. The present invention provides a polyethylene powder for a fiber, wherein the intrinsic viscosity measured at 135° C. in decalin is 10 dL/g or higher and 40 dL/g or lower, the total amount of Al, Mg, Ti, Zr, and Hf is 1.0 ppm or higher and lower than 15 ppm, the amount of a particle having a particle size exceeding 355 ?m is 2.0% by mass or lower, and the amount of a particle having a particle size of 75 ?m or smaller is 3.0% by mass or higher and 50.0% by mass or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Kenya Tanaka, Akio Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10577442
    Abstract: An oriented polymer composition (OPC) article comprising a body having a length, which is greater than any perpendicular dimension, comprised of an OPC having a softening temperature, the body having an outer surface extending the length of the body, having polymer strands aligned in the lengthwise direction of the body, wherein the length dimension stability is greater than 99% when tested by heating the article for 24 hours at temperatures at least up to and including 71 degrees Celsius after completion of the manufacture of the article and processes for forming said article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Eovations, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin L. Nichols, Brett M. Birchmeier
  • Patent number: 10519576
    Abstract: In a fiber structure woven as a single piece by three-dimensional weaving, first warp yarns interlink layers of weft yarns in a first portion of the fiber structure adjacent to a non-interlinked zone and also weft yarns of a second portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, and second warp yarns interlink layers of weft yarns of the second portion of the fiber structure adjacent to the non-interlinked zone and also layers of weft yarns of the first portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, such that the paths of the first and second warp yarns cross in at least one transition zone extending within the fiber structure from the end of the non-interlinked zone, the transition zone extending in the warp direction over a distance greater than the pitch between adjacent warp columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Yann Marchal, Dominique Coupe, Monica Fruscello, Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 10506723
    Abstract: An enhanced substrate includes a carbine-coated metal foil laminated to a substrate that includes glass fiber impregnated with a base polymer. The carbine-coated foil metal includes a conductive surface treated with an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) compound containing a matrix-reactive pendant group that includes at least one of a vinyl-, allyl-, acrylic-, methacrylic-, styrenic-, amine-, amide- and epoxy-containing moiety capable of reacting with the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10492550
    Abstract: A process of forming a textile and apparel formed utilizing the textile is disclosed. The textile includes a base layer and a spacer layer defined by a plurality of bosses extending from the base layer. In an embodiment, the bosses are oriented in a grid pattern, being spaced apart to define gaps for air circulation. Selected bosses are mechanically compressed and secured in the compressed state utilizing an adhesive composition. The adhesive composition may further include heat insulating or heat reflective particles. The resulting textile may be utilized to form articles of apparel, including garments such as shirts, pants, coats, and footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle S. Blakely, Neal Goldman
  • Patent number: 10457017
    Abstract: A layered composite assembly may include a plurality of composite fiber layers stacked onto one another. Each of the plurality of composite fiber layers may include a main body including a plurality of composite fibers. The main body may be pre-impregnated with at least one resin. Each composite fiber layer also includes a plurality of layer-securing pins secured to the main body. The layer-securing pins are configured to mechanically connect the main body to an adjacent composite fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Kelsi Marie Hurley
  • Patent number: 10458049
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing boron nitride nanotubes and continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn or tapes is provided. The apparatus includes rotating reaction tubes that allow for continuous chemical vapor deposition of boron nitride nanotubes. The rotation of the reaction tubes allows the boron nitride nanotubes to be spun into yarns or made into tapes, without post process or external rotation or spinning of the gathered nanotubes. Boron nitride nanotube yarns or tapes of great length can be produced as a result, thereby providing industry with a readily useable format for this type of material. Dopants such as carbon can be added to engineer the band gap of the nanotubes. Catalysts may be formed outside or inside the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: University of New Hampshire
    Inventors: David S. Lashmore, Tyler Bennett
  • Patent number: 10457016
    Abstract: A carbon-carbon composite preform including a plurality of layers including carbon fibers or carbon-precursor fibers, the layers include a first exterior layer defining a first major surface, a second exterior layer defining a second major surface, and at least one interior layer disposed between the first exterior layer and the second exterior layer, the at least one interior layer having a peripheral region that forms a portion of an outer surface of the preform. The preform includes needled fibers, where at least some needled fibers extend through two or more layers. The preform has an exterior region and a core region, where the exterior region includes at least the peripheral region of at least one interior layer. The needled fibers define a first needled fiber number density (NFND) in the exterior region and a second greater NFND in at least a portion of the core region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Neil Murdie, Russell W. Johnson, Mark C. James
  • Patent number: 10413016
    Abstract: A fluid-filled chamber, which may be incorporated into articles of footwear and other products, may include an outer barrier, a first tensile structure, and a second tensile structure. Any of the first and second tensile structures may include one or more textile tensile members. The first and second tensile structures may be located within an interior void defined by the outer barrier and may be bonded to the outer barrier. The first and second tensile structures may be bonded to the outer barrier in different areas of the outer barrier that are in fluid communication with each other. The first tensile structure may have a height greater than a height of the second tensile structure. In turn, the relative locations and differences of height between the tensile structures may impart a contour to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Dojan, Danielle L. Taylor, Kirvan L. Chao, Klaas P. Hazenberg
  • Patent number: 10406777
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for adhering a removable object to fabric and includes selecting a fabric, attaching an inter-lining fabric to the back side of the fabric, attaching a magnetic element to the inter-lining fabric, wherein an edge of the magnetic element is parallel to the leading edge of the fabric, attaching a lining fabric to the back side of the fabric, where the lining fabric is adjacent to the inter-lining, folding the leading edge of the fabric over the magnetic element, such that the fabric and the inter-lining overlap the magnetic element and attaching the leading edge to the lining fabric adjacent to the inter-lining, and placing a metallic element on the front side of the fabric, such that the metallic element is positioned flush to the front side of the fabric and adheres to the fabric utilizing the force of the magnetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Linherr Hollingsworth, LLC
    Inventor: Linherr Hollingsworth
  • Patent number: 10315749
    Abstract: Marine vessel propulsor occlusion systems and devices made of novel fabrics formed from biodegradable and/or dissolvable materials, and methods of manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The propulsor occlusion devices can slow and/or incapacitate a marine vessel without serious injury to occupants and without destroying the vessel's propulsion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Leidos, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Walker, Scott Stewart, Richard Holmes Griffey
  • Patent number: 10301747
    Abstract: The invention concerns fiber, and a process for making same, the fiber comprising a mixture of at least a first polymer and a second polymer, the first polymer having a structure derived from the reaction of one or more amine monomers and a plurality of acid monomers, wherein the one or more amine monomers includes at least 60 mole percent 5(6)-amino-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzimidazole, and the plurality of acid monomers include those having a structure of Cl—CO—Ar1—CO—Cl and Cl—CO—Ar2—CO—Cl wherein Ar1 is an aromatic group having para-oriented linkages and Ar2 is an aromatic group having meta-oriented linkages, and wherein the plurality of acid monomers has at least 50 mole percent of the monomer containing aromatic group Ar2; and the second polymer has a structure derived from the reaction of metaphenylene diamine and isophthaloyl chloride. This fiber has use in heat-resistant protective apparel fabrics and garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Kiu-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10280537
    Abstract: In a fiber structure woven as a single piece by three-dimensional weaving, first weft yarns interlink layers of warp yarns in a first portion of the fiber structure adjacent to a non-interlinked zone and also warp yarns of a second portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, and second weft yarns interlink layers of warp yarns of the second portion of the fiber structure adjacent to the non-interlinked zone and also layers of warp yarns of the first portion of the fiber structure beyond the non-interlinked zone, such that the paths of the first and second weft yarns cross in at least one transition zone extending within the fiber structure from the end of the non-interlinked zone, the transition zone extending in the weft direction over a distance greater than the pitch between adjacent warp columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SANFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Yann Marchal, Dominique Coupe, Monica Fruscello, Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 10260175
    Abstract: In a stretch yarn (1) comprising a stretchable core (2) covered by an inelastic fibers sheath (3) the stretchable core (2) comprises first and second fibers (4, 5) that have elastic properties, the first fiber (4) is an elastomer and the second fiber (5) is a polyester based (co)polymer, the amount of the second fiber being in the range of 60-90% (w/w) of the total weight of the fibers of the stretchable core (2); the first and second fibers are connected together at least at a plurality of points (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Seref Agzikara, Mustafa Zeyrek, Hamit Yenici, Mahmut Ozdemir, Kenan Loyan, Esin Kalfa Kilickan