Patents Examined by Patrick J. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11959199
    Abstract: A supported spindle holding device is described herein for holding a supported spindle while spinning fiber into yarn or thread. The device having an elongated body and a bowl disposed on the body for retaining the spinning tip of the supported spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Tracy, Lorraine G. Tracy
  • Patent number: 11959198
    Abstract: A knit fabric production method includes a step of producing a knit fabric K1 from an untwisted yarn Y0 while producing the untwisted yarn Y0 by disposing a fiber bundle FB around a linear core member CP formed of a soluble polymer, falsely twisting the fiber bundle FB by using an air flow swirling in a predetermined first direction and simultaneously causing open end fibers OF to adhere to an outer circumferential surface of the falsely twisted fiber bundle FB by using an air flow swirling in a second direction opposite the first direction, and untwisting the falsely twisted fiber bundle FB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kawakami, Yoshiaki Watai, Kyosuke Kanda, Yuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11946182
    Abstract: A kit for adding or replacing an automated upper walking foot stepping height adjustment to a sewing machine, the kit includes a mounting assembly including an actuator bracket, an actuator coupled to the actuator bracket, a drive assembly, and a needle drive assembly. The actuator includes an actuator shaft that extends and retracts. The drive assembly includes a drive shaft, a drive arm coupled to the drive shaft and the actuator shaft, and a guide coupled to the drive shaft. The needle drive assembly includes a variable drive crank coupled to the guide and configured to couple to a needle drive shaft of a sewing machine. Selectively extending and retracting the actuator shaft selectively adjusts a stepping height of an upper walking foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Steven Marcangelo
  • Patent number: 11939704
    Abstract: A woven, water-vapor permeable, water-responsive, shape-memory wool fabric that possesses switchable pore size and shape responsive to varying water content absorbed thereby is demonstrated, more particularly, the wool fabric exerts corresponding thermal and water vapor regulations between the wearer and the surroundings with respect to the temperature and humidity changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Jinlian Hu, Mohammad Irfan Iqbal
  • Patent number: 11926934
    Abstract: A spinning device for manufacturing a thread from a supplied fibre band by a circulating air flow having a hollow spinning cone arranged in a spinning housing, the spinning housing having an envelope wall arranged coaxially and at a distance from the spinning cone and forming an envelope gap, and a nozzle device to which compressed air can be applied for producing an air flow circulating the spinning cone in the envelope gap. The spinning device having the spinning cone and the envelope wall for forming a capacitor unit to have electrodes arranged opposite one another with the envelope gap interposed and forming an electrode pair. A method for monitoring the spinning operation on the spinning device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Saurer Intelligent Technology AG
    Inventors: Thomas Weide, Roland Werner, Anja Koetzsch
  • Patent number: 11918079
    Abstract: A ski boot including a substantially rigid foot-case adapted to accommodate a user's foot, a substantially rigid cuff adapted to surround a lower part of the user's leg and being pivotally joined to the foot-case so as to be able to rotate about a reference axis substantially perpendicular to a midplane of the ski boot and a closing mechanism adapted to selectively close/tighten the on the user's foot. The closing mechanism may include a locking band, which extends transversally to the midplane of the ski boot having a first end firmly fixed to a first lateral side of the foot-case and a manually-operated coupling assembly adapted to connect a the second end of the locking band selectively and alternatively to the foot-case or to the cuff, at a second lateral side of the foot-case opposite to the first lateral side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CALZATURIFICIO S.C.A.R.P.A. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Davide Parisotto, Elenio Menegon
  • Patent number: 11912528
    Abstract: A splicing head (100) for a splicing device comprising a splicing chamber and a clamping device (8) for clamping yarns. The clamping device (8) is disposed between two sections (4) of the splicing chamber. The clamping device (8) is arranged independently operable on the splicing head (100), so that the clamping device (8) is operable before and/or after closing the splicing chamber. The splicing head (100) comprises at least one drawing-in element for ensuring that the yarn ends are included in the splicing process, in particular for drawing the yarn ends into the splicing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Heberlein Technology AG
    Inventors: Nicola Chiusolo, Christopher Bonk, Lucas Ruoss
  • Patent number: 11910864
    Abstract: A helmet assembly for a spacesuit or other protective suit is disclosed. In embodiments, the helmet assembly includes an external face shield attachable to the spacesuit and providing the spacesuit user with a forward field of view. The helmet assembly includes suit status displays hard-mounted to the external face shield at a periphery or edge of the forward field of view (e.g., upper, lower, left, right). Each suit status display includes a linear or one-dimensional array of individual light emitting diodes (LED) in communication with a suit controller of the spacesuit. Each LED array receives from the suit controller suit status data (e.g., consumables levels, suit performance, position data) communicated to the user by illuminating one or more of the individual LED units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Keith
  • Patent number: 11913154
    Abstract: An article comprised of tape segments embroidered in place is disclosed. One embodiment includes tape segments embroidered to a self-supporting embroidered structure. Another embodiment includes tape segments embroidered together to form an embroidered lattice structure. In one embodiment, some of the tape segments may expand when exposed to heat and may be used to form cushioning regions for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Luedecke, Carmen Zhu
  • Patent number: 11896084
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an article of footwear effective to regulate the temperature of the feet of a wearer. In an embodiment, the article of footwear includes an upper and an insole with a thermal effect membrane. The thermal effect membrane contains a plurality of system-reactive components selectively engaged heat and/or moisture. In an embodiment, the printed coating includes a cooling agent, a phase change material, and a heat dissipation material. The bottom of the sole structure of the article of footwear further includes a multiple openings in the forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot regions. The multiple openings promote airflow into the interior of the upper. In operation, the article of footwear is effective to delay/diminish the rise in skin temperature (compared to footwear lacking the membrane and/or openings), increasing wearer comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Howe
  • Patent number: 11885048
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a ringspinning system for producing a yarn. It is provided a the ringspinning system comprising a bobbin holder for holding a bobbin from which a first filament is supplied, a drafting stage for drafting the first filament together with a second filament, which is fed to the drafting stage, and a spindle, the ringspinning system further contains at least one sensor for detecting a breakage of the first and/or second filament and/or a roving comprising the first and second filament, which roving comes out of the drafting stage, and a clamp assembly comprising a clamp for fixing the second filament in the case that the sensor detects the breakage, wherein the clamp is provided adjacent the bobbin holder. It is further provided a method for stopping the supply of filaments to a drafting stage of a ring spinning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Hakan Konukoglu, Gokhan Aydin
  • Patent number: 11879195
    Abstract: An automatic thread trimming device of a sewing machine contains: a holding disc, a cutter assembly, a fixed cutter, and a protective sheet. The automatic thread trimming device further contains an abutting segment formed on a distal portion of a curved section of a front end of an elastic extension and corresponding to a contact zone of a movable cutter, such that the movable cutter moves to the fixed cutter horizontally to produce cutting force. In the meantime, a longitudinal thickness of a protrusion corresponding to a receiving orifice is 0.5 mm so that a short thread end is cut between a thread and a cut portion of the thread, and the short thread end retracts inward because of a woven fabric, thus obtaining a flatness of a sewing product. Preferably, the automatic thread trimming device is capable of being driven by drive elements of any sewing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Yan-Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 11866855
    Abstract: In a spinning position device (10) for a ring spinning machine (1) comprising a spindle (20) for a package body (13), which spindle (20) is rotatably mounted on a spindle rail (2), and an encapsulation (50) extending in the longitudinal direction of the spindle (20) and enclosing the package body (13), the encapsulation (50) being connected to the spindle rail (2), there is provision for the encapsulation (50) to be longitudinally divided and to have a rear encapsulation wall (51) and a front encapsulation wall (52), the front encapsulation wall (51) being movable into an open position, so that in the open position the package body (13) of the spinning position device (10) is accessible for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Saurer Intelligent Technology AG
    Inventor: Ludek Malina
  • Patent number: 11866854
    Abstract: Method for monitoring a textile machine having a plurality of workstations and a textile machine having a plurality of workstations, the textile machine having: a textile machine control unit, designed to capture different production figures of the individual workstations and to check whether the production figures exceed specified limit values; an input unit for inputting the limit values and selecting at least one production figure to be checked out of the set of production figures to be checked; and an indicating unit. The indicating unit has a plurality of signal units, which are arranged on the textile machine control unit and/or the workstations in question, are associated with the individual workstations and are designed in such a way that the result of the check of the at least one selected production figure to be checked for exceeding the allocated, specified limit value is indicated by different light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bert Hurtz, Dirk Schiffers, Ralf Siewert, Tai Mac
  • Patent number: 11866300
    Abstract: A tension member for a lifting and/or hoisting system includes a core including a plurality of load carrying fibers arranged in a matrix material, and an outer layer secured to the core including a plurality of outer fibers arranged around a perimeter of the core. The outer layer includes one or more outer fibers arranged off-axis relative to the load carrying fibers of the core. A method of forming a tension member for an elevator system includes arranging a plurality of load carrying fibers along a length of the tension member, retaining the plurality of load carrying fibers in a matrix material to define a core, and enclosing the core in an outer layer including a plurality of outer fibers arranged around a perimeter of the core. The outer layer includes one or more outer fibers arranged off-axis relative to the load carrying fibers of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 11859324
    Abstract: A driving clutch device for a sewing machine includes a drive shaft, a passive member, a clutch seat, an actuating seat, a power unit, and a clutch member. Through fixing the passive member and the clutch seat onto the drive shaft, rotatably disposing the actuating seat, the drive shaft, and returnably disposing the clutch member to the clutch seat, the clutch seat and the actuating seat are able to move synchronously when the clutch member is in the engaged position, but not to move synchronously when the clutch member in the disengaged position, thereby achieving the driving and clutch controls only by the clutch member, the passive member, the clutch seat and the actuating seat. Therefore, the driving clutch device is simpler and the driving is more direct and instant, thereby reducing assembly costs and the error of action coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: Hsien-Chang Tseng
  • Patent number: 11846044
    Abstract: The device (1) comprises a first roller (3) rotatable about a first rotation axis (3A) and a second roller (5) rotatable about a second rotation axis (5A), parallel to the first rotation axis (3A). The two are in mutual contact and define between them a yarn passage (7) and at least of them is motorized. The device further comprises 5 guide members (9) defining a feed path of at least a yarn (F; F1, F2, F3, F4), associated with the yarn passage (7) between the first roller (3) and the second roller (5). The guide members (9; 13) are movable with respect to the rollers (3, 5) in a direction substantially parallel to the first rotation axis (3A) and to the second rotation axis (5A), so as to take the yarn path temporarily outside the mutual contact 10 area between the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SSM GIUDICI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Antonio Ripamonti, Giuseppe Bosisio, Roberto Badi
  • Patent number: 11832660
    Abstract: A garment, to which a blower device is detachably attachable, includes a main body and a heat insulation material. The main body includes at least an outer fabric having an attachment hole through which the blower device can be partially inserted. The main body is configured to cover at least a portion of a body of a wearer. The heat insulation material is attached to the main body at least on an inner side of the outer fabric. The heat insulation material is configured to cover at least a portion of the body. The garment is configured such that the heat insulation material is detachable from the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Manabu Tokunaga, Kazuhiro Sakurai, Natsumi Hara, Nobuyoshi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 11819753
    Abstract: A ball glove may include a front glove portion, a back glove portion and a webbing. A palm side of the webbing comprises a spin reduction texture. The spin reduction texture includes a first pattern of raised projections and/or recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Smith, Robert T. Thurman
  • Patent number: 11819066
    Abstract: A wrap for an infant is provided. The wrap includes a first part configured as a loop having a through opening. A second part attached with the first part to seal off a portion of the opening and form a pouch configured to receive a bottom half of an infant. A portion of the first part including an elastic band configured for disposal adjacent a top of a diaper. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Leah Therese Severson