Patents Examined by Robert H. Muromoto, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11686016
    Abstract: A lining fabric (3) for a clothing article (1). The lining fabric (3) is hygroscopic to ensure good wearing comfort, and has sufficient dimensional stability to allow washing in a household laundry machine. The lining fabric (3) is made from yarns (6) containing or consisting of Lyocell filaments (7). The Lyocell filaments (7) have an average linear density of less than 1.5 dtex, preferably less than 1.4 dtex and even more preferred, less than 1.3 dtex. The washing shrinkage after five washings is preferably less than 4% in each of two perpendicular directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Mohammad Abu-Rous, Susanne Carls, Dieter Eichinger, Martin Neunteufel, Christoph Schrempf
  • Patent number: 11686023
    Abstract: A method for making an elasticised yarn includes feeding a roving made of a cotton-based natural fibre at a weight percentage of at least 50% and having a linear mass density between 0.1 Nm and 50 Nm, to a stretching unit, and extracting it from the stretching unit at a speed higher than the unwinding speed. The stretched roving and an elastic fibre are jointly pulled through an overlapping unit, forming a spool of the elasticised yarn. The elastic fibre includes a natural rubber containing more than 80% polyisoprene 1,4-cis. The elastic fibre also includes sulphur as a vulcanization agent; a vulcanization accelerator and a vulcanization activator; an anti-tacking agent; an antioxidant agent; and a stabilisation agent. The elastic fibre is obtained by longitudinally cutting a longitudinally cut flat yarn made of the natural rubber, to attain a linear mass density between 50 dtex and 1000 dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: CANDIANI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Primo Candiani
  • Patent number: 11672289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glove having at least one gripping aid arranged at the periphery of the cuff, the surface of which gripping aid at least partially has patterning, especially knobs and/or grooves, wherein the glove at least two of the total five finger spaces which are adapted to the fingers of a hand also has a structured surface or patterning, respectively, especially knobs and/or grooves, essentially at the ends of each finger space opposite the cuff which are provided for intake of the fingertips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: YTY INDUSTRY SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Maxim Gleser, Paul Diers
  • Patent number: 11668027
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a weaving method of a weft-backed jacquard fabric with color shading effects and belongs to the technical field of weaving methods. In a single-warp and double-weft structure with a weft yarn arrangement ratio of Wefts A and Wefts B of 2:1, by designing two groups of face weaves and backing weaves and corresponding backed points and using a shaded strengthening method, two color shading effects of color shading of the Wefts A and mixed color shading of the Wefts A and the Wefts B of the fabric are achieved. A maximum number of shaded weaves is [R/N(6R?2J2?J1?3)+2], and a grade number of shaded color is less than or equal to the maximum number of the shaded weaves. The designed fabric meets the covering requirements and can be mass produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
    Inventors: Jiu Zhou, Xi Peng
  • Patent number: 11661683
    Abstract: A flame resistant textile containing a plurality of warp yarns in a warp direction of the textile interwoven with a plurality of weft yarns in the weft direction approximately perpendicular to the warp direction. The warp yarns contain inherent FR polyester yarns having between about 1500 and 3500 ppm of a phosphorous based FR chemistry and the weft yarns contain polyester yarns. the textile contains more weft yarns by weight than warp yarns and wherein the FR textile contain about 1500 ppm or less of the phosphorous based FR chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Leanne O. Flack, Edward F. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11649573
    Abstract: A loom includes a loom frame including a pair of side frames, and heddle frame guides. An inner wall of at least one side frame has, as a reference position, a position of a part, which supports the heddle frame guide in a warp direction, of an inner surface of the inner wall with respect to a width direction of the loom and at least one support part is formed to be an offset support part at which an inner end in a support position of a bearing is located on a more inner side of the loom frame than the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Keiichi Myogi, Daigo Yamagishi, Koichi Tamura, Kazuya Yama
  • Patent number: 11627765
    Abstract: An upper torso garment includes a torso section extending from a waist region to a neck region, a front region positioned adjacent to a chest of a wearer of the garment, and a back region positioned adjacent to a back of the wearer. The torso section includes a left torso region and a right torso region. A quick draw pocket is positioned on the left or right lateral side of the front region of the torso section, proximate to the waist region. The quick-draw pocket includes a pocket opening on a laterally outer side of the quick-draw pocket and a holster pocket opening on a longitudinal top edge of the quick-draw pocket. The pocket opening leads to a pocket chamber, and the holster pocket opening leads to a holster pocket chamber separate from the pocket chamber. The holster pocket chamber overlaps the pocket chamber in a stacked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Plant, Marlon J. Harris
  • Patent number: 11629438
    Abstract: An industrial textile has two layers, a web-side layer and a wear-side layer. The web-side layer has machine direction yarns (1) and binding cross-machine direction yarns (5). The wear-side layer has machine direction yarns (3) and cross-machine direction yarns (4). The binding cross-machine direction yarns (5) extend from the web-side layer to the wear-side layer and bind a portion of the wear-side layer machine direction yarns (3) to bond the web-side layer and the wear-side layer together, and wherein the web-side layer is a non-plain weave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Hannu Martikainen, Mari Seppänen, Seppo Taipale
  • Patent number: 11624132
    Abstract: Embodiments for clamps and shaping clamp systems are disclosed herein and drawn to such applications as, including but not limited to, an apparatus and method for forming three-dimensional woven preforms that can be curved and have continuous fibers in the direction of curvature. Embodiments of the clamps may include an upper clamp, and a lower clamp of complementary shape and mateable with the upper clamp, with the clamp being configured to receive a fabric therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Biddle
  • Patent number: 11618982
    Abstract: An OPW airbag having warp and weft threads woven together in at least three woven fabric layers: a lower fabric layer, an upper fabric layer, and a middle fabric layer therebetween. The weft threads of the middle fabric layer emerge from the middle fabric layer in a first partial region of the airbag and are tied partially to the upper fabric layer and partially to the lower fabric layer. The warp threads of the middle fabric layer emerge from the middle fabric layer in the first partial region of the airbag and float freely between the lower fabric layer and the upper fabric layer. The weft and warp threads of the middle fabric layer are incorporated into the lower fabric layer or into the upper fabric layer in a second partial region of the airbag or are tied to the lower or upper fabric layer at a few attachment points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Albiez
  • Patent number: 11617403
    Abstract: A face shield manufacturing method includes, among other things, positioning a bumper layer between a headband layer and a shield layer. The method further includes securing the bumper layer, the shield layer, and headband layer to provide a multilayered structure, and cutting a face shield assembly from the multilayered structure. A face shield assembly includes, among other things, a bumper configured to be placed against a front of a head of a user, a shield secured to the bumper, a headband configured to be placed against a rear of the head of the user, and fasteners. Each of the fasteners binds an end portion of the headband to at least the bumper. The headband is folded over each fastener when the bumper is placed against the front of the head of the user and the headband is placed against a back of the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Stephens, Stephen Hung
  • Patent number: 11613831
    Abstract: Provided is a high thread/yarn count woven textile fabric made of recycled multi-filament yarns. The high thread/yarn count woven textile fabric includes a plurality of warps, and a plurality of wefts. Further, the high thread/yarn count woven textile fabric has 400 to 3000 ends per inch in the warp, where at least two recycled separable multi-filament parallel ends are woven in groups in the warp. The recycled separable multi-filament parallel ends are separable from the other ends. Furthermore, the thread/yarn count of the fabric is between 500 to 3000. The invention uses a simple and direct process to achieve a good quality textile having a high thread/yarn count at low production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Ronak Rajendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 11613829
    Abstract: Bearing for a shed-forming machine or a system for transmitting movement to the frames of a loom, which has an inner ring, an outer ring and rolling elements. The inner ring is centered on a major axis, has two lateral surfaces normal to the major axis, and defines a circular peripheral path centered on the major axis. The outer ring defines an inner path, which is circular and centered on the main axis. The rolling elements are interposed, radially with respect to the main axis, between the peripheral ring and the inner ring, to guide the outer ring in rotation relative to the inner ring around the main axis. The inner ring has at least one slot, opening onto the two lateral surfaces, extending opposite a portion of the peripheral path, and forms a bridge of material between the slot and the peripheral path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Francois Pollet, Sebastien Marion
  • Patent number: 11608574
    Abstract: A frame structure of a loom includes a frame formed by connecting a pair of side frames, to each of which a beam support for supporting a warp beam is fixed, by a plurality of beam materials, and one or more pair of height position setting members arranged between a loom installation surface and each of the side frames. Each of the height position setting members is fixed to the installation surface and the corresponding side frame. The pair of height position setting members are provided as a support structure configured such that a fixed position with respect to the corresponding side frame on at least one of a let-off side and a take-up side is an inner surface or an outer surface of the side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Keiichi Myogi, Daigo Yamagishi, Koichi Tamura, Kazuya Yama
  • Patent number: 11591722
    Abstract: A woven fabric for use in a machine to produce a fiber web, such as a tissue fiber web. A paper side of the fabric has warp yarns and weft yarns interwoven in a weave pattern, and twill lines, each formed by neighboring warp yarn flotations. Each warp yarn flotation of the weave pattern that contributes to the formation of the twill lines passes over a first weft yarn, which passes over a first warp yarn that directly neighbors the warp yarn flotation on a first side and passes below a second warp yarn that directly neighbors the warp yarn flotation on a second side opposite the first side. The warp yarn flotation also passes over a second weft yarn that directly neighbors the first weft yarn, and the second weft yarn passes below the first warp yarn and over the second warp yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 11591725
    Abstract: A crank-type drive device for a loom including a crank hub non-rotatably attached to a drive shaft, a holder non-rotatably attached to the crank hub, an eccentric shaft supported by the holder, and a connecting member rotatably supported by the holder via the eccentric shaft and a bearing and connected to a drive target member of a loom. The crank hub includes a plate-shaped attaching part which an attached surface of the holder is attached thereto and has an attaching surface in contact with the attached surface, and a fixing mechanism for fixing the crank hub to the drive shaft, the drive shaft being inserted and fitted in the fixing mechanism. The crank hub is configured so that the fixing mechanism is positioned on the attaching surface-side of the attaching part in a plate thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Keiichi Myogi, Daigo Yamagishi, Koichi Tamura, Kazuya Yama
  • Patent number: 11591724
    Abstract: A driving-force transmission mechanism includes a driving-force transmission shaft that is provided so as to protrude from a side wall of a side frame while extending parallel to a driving shaft within a space of the side frame and connected to a driving motor, and a gear train that connects the driving-force transmission shaft and a driving shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Keiichi Myogi, Daigo Yamagishi, Koichi Tamura, Kazuya Yama
  • Patent number: 11585017
    Abstract: A fabric for use in arc and flame protection, and a process for producing a fire resistant fabric are provided. The fabric includes at least 70 wt % aramid fiber; less than 40 wt % modacrylic; 8 wt % nylon; and 2 wt % anti-static. The process includes shredding recycled fire resistant garments into fibers; creating yarn from the shredded fibers; weaving the yarn into fabric; and knitting the yarn to produce new garments. The fabric may be used to produce fire-resistant garments worn by workers in many industries such as the oil and gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: General Recycled
    Inventors: Edward (Ted) Parker, David Kasper
  • Patent number: 11583011
    Abstract: A garment including an inflatable protective device that can include at least one inflatable bag suitable for moving between a rest condition, wherein it is deflated, and an operating condition, wherein it is inflated; an inflator unit designed for inflating the at least one inflatable bag; sensors designed for monitoring the user's body for shocks or unexpected movements; and a control unit designed for processing the data provided by the sensors and for activating the inflator unit if, on the basis of the data received by the sensors, a danger situation is identified. The garment can further include a display unit which has an alphanumeric and/or graphical visual display for providing the user with messages and/or symbols about the internal status of the inflatable protective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Giovanni Mazzarolo, Marco Signorelli
  • Patent number: 11577148
    Abstract: A protective non-helmeted single molded facemask for sports includes a frame structure formed of a polycarbonate polymer that is structured and configured to engage a user's forehead, side and cheek facial structure and chin. An arrangement of vertical and horizontal bars in the central and lower portion of the face area of the facemask protect the users nose and mouth from direct contact with external objects, and particularly softballs, soccer balls, floor hockey sticks and pucks and field hockey sticks and balls. Upper and lower straps extend from slotted openings on the sides of the facemask and are positioned and arranged to extend around the lower back of the wearer's head to secure the facemask on the wearer's head. The facemask is designed to also significantly reduce the effective impact forces to the wearer's brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Carl J. Abraham