Patents Examined by Ronald Feldbaum
  • Patent number: 4967418
    Abstract: A protective mitten for use by a hockey goalkeeper which has a catching portion separate from but interconnected with a gripping portion. The catching portion is shaped so as to enable a hockey puck to be caught and held therein. The gripping portion offers a better grip on the handle of a hockey stick than can be achieved by trying to grasp the handle in the catching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventor: Harold J. Marcotte
  • Patent number: 4918947
    Abstract: A weft knitting machine for producing a warp knit fabric includes knitting needles guided so as to reciprocate transversely of a knockover bit. Warp thread guides are provided for the needles and at least one reciprocating filling thread guide transverse to the needles. The knitting needles are distributed onto knitting-needle bars which are located on the same side of the fabric and are arranged alternately to one another and are capable of being driven out of phase. Each knitting-needle bar is assigned a set of warp thread guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Textilma AG
    Inventor: Francisco Speich
  • Patent number: 4909049
    Abstract: A bielastic warp-knit fabric with balanced behavior of the elastic forces in the longitudinal and transverse directions is obtained by guiding elasthane yarn as weft thread under the needle points in the tuck or laying position during the stitch-forming process, so that loops are formed during knocking-over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Harald Baesgen, Helmut Schillings, Ernst Berg
  • Patent number: 4909048
    Abstract: In a method for the production of intarsia knitted pieces on a flat-bed knitting machine, at least some of the yarn guides associated with each one of the intarsia areas and the respective needle bed are moved in a direction relative to each other when one of the needle beds is traversed in both lift directions by a carriage provided with one or a plurality of cams in the border area between two areas of intarsia, and the yarn guides are being coupled with the movement of the carriage in each intarsia area. At the end of a movement segment which extends at most across a number of intarsia areas corresponding to the number of cams, the carriage is reversed in its lift direction and returned, together with the yarn guide last used as well as with the yarn guide to be used for the following intarsia area, to the intarsia area last produced, without making a needle selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: H. Stoll GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Thomas Stoll, Ernst Goller, Herman Schmodde, Gunther Kazmaier, Albert Ostertag
  • Patent number: 4908880
    Abstract: A baseball glove, mitt, or the like having a thumb stall, a finger stall spaced from the thumb stall, and a web secured to and extending between the thumb and finger stalls, the web comprising two outer plies of a flexible material and an inner ply of a resilient material sandwiched between the outer plies. The outer plies have a plurality of aligned openings therein arranged in a pattern to define generally radially extending spokes and concentric generally annular crossmembers in the outer plies, the openings exposing the inner ply of resilient material. Stitching extends along the generally radial spokes and around the concentric generally annular cross members, securing the plies together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Figgie International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Clevenhagen
  • Patent number: 4905483
    Abstract: A flat knitting machine comprises four needle beds in the form of flat plates wherein a pair of front side and back side lower needle beds thereof are disposed in an inverted V-shape in side elevation with head portions thereof opposed to each other, and another pair of front side and back side upper needle beds thereof are disposed with head portions thereof positioned near the head portions of the respective lower needle beds and in an inclined relationship such that the head portions thereof may assume a little higher position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Shima
  • Patent number: 4903624
    Abstract: Laterally shiftable front and back needle bars are slideably mounted on a main needle bar, the front needle bar carries a front row of needles and a back needle bar carries a back row of needles. Cut pile loopers cooperate with the needles of the back row and cut-loop loopers cooperate with the needles of the front row. Needles in the front row are larger and handle larger size yarns than needles in the back row and a yarn feed control dictates whether yarns in the front needles make low loops or high cut piles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Card-Monroe Corporation
    Inventors: Roy T. Card, Joseph L. Card
  • Patent number: 4903625
    Abstract: A conventional tufting machine is provided with front and back juxtaposed, laterally shiftable, needle bars positioned on a common needle bar support, the needles of the front needle bar cooperating with loop pile loopers and the needles of the back needle bar cooperating with cut-loop loopers. Yarn feed controls respectively feed yarns to the needles according to individual prescribed patterns. The needle bars are respectively shifted laterally according to individual prescribed patterns.Tufted fabric produced by the machine is illustrated in which the loop tufts produced by the front needles are of relatively small cross section while the selectively cut or loop tufts produced by the back needles are of relatively large cross section. The large loop tufts are interspersed with small loop tufts due in part to lateral shifting of the needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Card-Monroe Corporation
    Inventors: Roy T. Card, Joseph L. Card
  • Patent number: 4898007
    Abstract: An improved sock wherein moisture distribution, wicking, evaporation and other phases of control, as well as stretch and cushioning, are all managed by the sock construction. The toe and heel portions are knit predominately, or entirely, of hydrophilic yarn while the instep portion extending therebetween is knit of hydrophobic yarn so that moisture absorbed from the wearer'foot by the hydrophilic yarn in the toe and heel portions is transferred by wicking action into the hydrophobic yarn in the instep portion to be evaporated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1990
    Inventor: Ray E. Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 4895006
    Abstract: A crocheting machine has slide needles (2) with knitting needles (4) which are disposed on a knitting needle bar (6). Slides (8) of the slide needles (2) are attached at a slide bar (10) which is disposed over the knitting needle bar (6). Thus, a simple and rugged construction for the crocheting machine is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Textilma AG
    Inventor: Francisco Speich
  • Patent number: 4893482
    Abstract: Warp knit fabrics, especially sewn-knitted fabrics, are produced by a method and apparatus whch results in single and multiple layer sloping fabrics having oblique and diagonal endless filling threads with respect to the boundary of the fabrics. Spaced-apart chain conveyors transport a plurality of filling-thread sections, each of which contains a plurality of endless filling threads, to a stitch-forming site. The plurality of filling-thread sections are held between and transported by the conveyors by a plurality of hooks in the conveyors. Filling thread sections are laid onto the hooks by at least one filling laying device having a guide means for laying the filling thread sections onto the hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: VEB Kombinat Textima
    Inventors: Bertram Frenzel, Dietmar Grenzendorfer, Heinz Kemter, Wolfgang Wuensch, Peter Zeisberg
  • Patent number: 4893355
    Abstract: A knee protector covers the front of the knee, and extends rearwardly on both sides to protect against mechanical damage to the knee. The protector has foamed padding towards the leg for both comfort and mechanical protection, and a somewhat rigid outer shell to provide strength. For comfort as the leg is flexed, the front of the knee protector has a line about which the rigid shell can move, so that two sections of the shell are articulated, allowing movement in all directions. One side of the knee protector can be shortened to allow the use of a knee splint in conjunction with the knee protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Inventor: William H. Ritter
  • Patent number: 4891957
    Abstract: A stitchboard material including an elastomeric nonwoven fibrous web, e.g., an elastomeric web of meltblown fibers, and method of forming the material, is disclosed. The material, including the elastomeric web, is stretchable and has breathability, and avoids holes through the material at the location where the stitches pass through the material. The elastomeric web can be used in combination with elongatable or gatherable webs of fibrous material to provide stitchbonded stretchable composite fabrics having desired stretch and surface characteristics, and breathability, useful as fabric for wearing apparel (e.g., stretch corduroy) or other textile uses such as draperies and other home furnishings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Strack, Samuel C. Baer, Diana M. Cates, Raju Venkatapathy
  • Patent number: 4891958
    Abstract: This double knit fabric for sports garment, namely sweater and hockey includes a repeated pattern of predetermined courses containing wales of consecutive selected groups of tuck and welt stitches to form holes in and throughout the knitted fabric. The pattern is repeated to provide a fabric with a considerable number of holes aligned in a predetermined geometrical arrangement. The holes are formed in one to two adjacent wales on the cylinder by the combination of many tuck stitches in consecutive courses with welt and knit stitches associated thereto in the courses preceding and following same tuck stitches. The fabric can be of uniform color but may also be knitted to provide horizontal color bands of various widths and colors depending on the yarn color and the number of consecutive courses with a different color of yarn and the desired color arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Sport Maska Inc.
    Inventors: Andre Cournoyer, Serge Berard, Denis Cote
  • Patent number: 4890462
    Abstract: In knitted fabric there is provided at least one area contained by a tension thread which is tied by means of tuck loops into individual stitches of the adjoining fabric in such a way that its two ends lie on the same edge side of the contained fabric area. As a result of a pull on the ends of the tension thread the edge of the fabric area contained by the tension thread is pulled together and thereby the fabric area is curved out of the plane of the fabric as a whole or divided into individual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: H. Stoll GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Horst Essig
  • Patent number: 4890336
    Abstract: A pair of coveralls is provided with fire-proof material along the chest, arm, thigh and zipper areas in affording degrees of protection against burning and/or other injuries to a wearer during typical welding operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Inventor: Barry Worton
  • Patent number: 4890337
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pants-like garment having a stretchable construction. The garment includes a waistband configured to encircle the waist of a wearer and a covering portion configured to encircle the trunk of the wearer. The covering portion has a front section connected, adjacent its top edge, to the waistband and a rear section connected to the front section. A strip of two-way stretchable material having an elasticity in a pair of directions, perpendicular to the waistband and parallel to the waistband, connects the top edge of the rear section of the garment covering portion to the waistband. When the wearer bends over or twists his or her trunk, the strip of elastic material stretches to prevent deformation of the waistband and prevent exposure of the buttocks of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignees: Bert Greenberg, Jodee K. Greenberg
    Inventor: Bert Greenberg
  • Patent number: 4888830
    Abstract: An improved releasable tension strap is disclosed. A main strap is provided with a connector strap segment attached thereto and extending generally outwardly therefrom. One end of the main strap bears a first connecting means, while one surface of the connector strap segment bears a second connecting means compressively joinable with the first connecting means. Accordingly, the end of the main strap may be drawn through a closed-loop connector to a point where a desired degree of tension is exerted thereon. The main strap end may then be compressively joined with the connector strap segment thereby preventing retraction of the main strap through the closed-loop connector. Thus the main strap end is automatically fastened and never long or loose. Additionally, the connector strap segment may be slidably adjustable on the main strap so as to permit convenient adjustment thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Allen L. Putnam
  • Patent number: 4888964
    Abstract: A pleated knit fabric and method for forming same on a single needle bar knitting machine. The fabric is knit on a single needle bar knitting machine having at least three guide bars. A first group of yarns is formed on two of the guide bars to form a stitch group A having spaced wales with vacant needles therebetween joined by laid-in stitches extending between the spaced wales to form a base fabric. A second group of stitches forming a stitch group B is formed on the third guide bar, utilizing at least some of the vacant needles between the wales of the stitch group, said second group of stitches, group B, is joined to one of the wales of the first group of stitches, with the second group of stitches having a free portion, loose with respect to the first group of stitches so as to form a pleat-like flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Inventor: Svein Klinge
  • Patent number: 4886003
    Abstract: An embroidering tool comprising first (18), second (23), third (25), and fourth (30) longitudinal and generally cylindrical elements coaxially arranged and each with a longitudinal bore-like cavity (22, 17, 13, and 36) extending therethrough with the first (18) and second (23) elements threadably engagable with each other with the second element (23) comprising a hypodermic type needle (10) and a threaded needle hub (16) with the hypodermic type needle (10) having its proximate end secured in the bore (17) of the needle hub and with the threaded needle hub (16) threadably engagable with a threaded first end (15) of the first element (18), and the third element (25) coaxially surrounding a portion of the first element (18) and being threaded on its inner (31) and outer (33) surfaces beginning at a tapered, compressible first end (48) thereof to allow compression of the third element (25) against the first element (18) to lock the third element (25) against the first element (18) to prevent relative movement be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Inventor: William H. Walker