Patents Examined by Shaun R Hurley
  • Patent number: 11140933
    Abstract: An article may include a base structure with a strand and an adjustment member. The adjustment member may include a course with a plurality of loops, and the strand of the base structure may be inlaid within the course of the adjustment member adjacent to a first loop and a second loop of the plurality of loops. The adjustment member may be configured to slide along the base structure from a first state to a second state such that the first loop and the second loop define a first loop distance in the first state, and the first loop and the second loop define a second loop distance in the second state. The first loop distance may be greater than the second loop distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan N. Farris, Bruce Huffa
  • Patent number: 11131041
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing open carbon fiber superfine yarn comprises a yarn feeding part for feeding a carbon fiber bundle; a tank for storing water for opening carbon fiber to immerse the carbon fiber bundle in the water for opening carbon fiber; a first drying part for drying the open carbon fiber bundle formed by the immersion in the water for opening carbon fiber; an application part for applying a catalyst to the dried open carbon fiber bundle; a second drying part for drying the catalyst-applied open carbon fiber bundle to obtain open carbon fiber resin tape; a slitting part for slitting the open carbon fiber resin tape longitudinally; and a twisting part for twisting a plurality of the open carbon fiber resin tapes slit by the slitting part to form open carbon fiber superfine yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Matex Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuro Tsukamoto, Hiroaki Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 11129422
    Abstract: Systems or methods for anatomy warping a garment are provided. Anatomy warping is any deliberate manipulation of a garment's seams, pockets, and/or other construction lines and/or details in order to change the perceived shape of a wearer of the garment toward a desired appearance. Additionally, the garments that result from use of these systems and methods for anatomy warping are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The H.D. Lee Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren J. Peshek, Justin T. Mark, Brian Marion, Kyle Stephens, Donald Hoffman, Stephen H. Zades
  • Patent number: 11131042
    Abstract: Proposed are a high tenacity yarn and a method of manufacturing a glove using the same. More particularly, proposed are a high tenacity yarn capable of being knitted finely and thinly and having a high tenacity even if a metallic yarn is used as a core of a main yarn, and a method of manufacturing a glove using the same. To this end, the high tenacity yarn includes a core yarn and a covering yarn wound on a circumference of the core yarn. The core yarn includes a first core yarn part formed of a metal component and a second core yarn part formed of a metal component, and a total thickness of the first core yarn part and the second core yarn part is formed to be 0.07 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Gun Kim
  • Patent number: 11124919
    Abstract: A strander apparatus includes a disk and a plurality of cradles, each of the cradles includes a reel and a cradle shaft, the cradle shaft extending in an axial direction from the disk. Each reel dispenses cable. The strander includes a main shaft, wherein the cradles are disposed on the cradle shafts radially about the main shaft. Planetary gears are disposed between the main shaft and the plurality of cradle shafts. The strander operates in one of a planetary mode and a rigid mode. In the planetary mode, while the main shaft rotates, the planetary gears are engaged to rotate each of the plurality of cradles on the respective cradle shafts. In the rigid mode, the planetary gears are disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Tensor Machinery Ltd.
    Inventors: Raymond Coe, Allan Browne, Krasimir Ivanov
  • Patent number: 11116280
    Abstract: A liner for a skate boot that includes an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface is configured to be mounted to a shell of the skate boot. The inner surface includes a first material and an overlay of a second material covering a part of the first material. The overlay and another part of the first material not covered by the second material are configured to be exposed to a foot when the foot is placed in the skate boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAUER HOCKEY, LLC
    Inventors: Gaetan Champagne, Jean-Marie Bidal, Donald Nault, Stephane Chalifoux
  • Patent number: 11111604
    Abstract: An industrial system for refining plant fibers by steam explosion includes: a pre-chamber; a loader for loading the pre-chamber with sheaves of a fibrous plant, a spark gap arranged under the pre-chamber, a valve upstream of the pre-chamber, a valve separating the pre-chamber from the spark gap when in the closed state and opening a passage with a diameter of at least the smallest of the diameters of the pre-chamber and the spark gap when in the open state; a washing system arranged inside the spark gap for washing the spark gap and dragging the fibers downwards; a mobile basket for receiving fibers with a position under the spark gap for receiving fibers; a liquid-recovery device, arranged under the basket and under the spark gap, a receiving chamber receiving the basket loaded with fibers; and a drying chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LA CHANVRIÈRE
    Inventor: Daniel Dupont
  • Patent number: 11111102
    Abstract: A sliver can for accommodating a strand-shaped fiber material includes a can base and a peripheral side wall that delimits an accommodating space for the fiber material, the peripheral side wall at least partially transparent. A display element that transmits a signal indicating one or both of a quantity or a property of the fiber material is located in the sliver can and is configured within the sliver can such that the signal is visible through the peripheral side wall from outside the accommodating space. The invention also encompasses a sliver can base configured with the display element and a spinning mill machine in combination with the sliver can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Werner Schmolke, Markus Hillerbrand
  • Patent number: 11098417
    Abstract: A yarn twisting method and device for a ring spinning machine is provided. The twisting method comprises the following steps: feeding three roving strands (1, 2, 3) into a back roller (8) of the ring spinning machine; after drafting, the three roving strands, three fiber strands (1, 2, 3) exiting from a nip point of a front roller (10), wherein a fiber strand (2) in the middle forms an angle with a plane formed by the other two fiber strands (1, 3), and thus the three fiber strands (1, 2, 3) form a multi-strand spinning triangle region having a three-dimensional spatial form; and in the multi-strand spinning triangle region, the three fiber strands (1, 2, 3) obtaining twist by means of a ring traveler of the ring spinning machine, and the twisted fiber strands (1 ,2, 3) are combined into a composite yarn (4) through a convergence point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Bingang Xu, Jie Feng
  • Patent number: 11098418
    Abstract: A process and system for manufacturing twisted and textured yarns are provided. The process includes drawing a first material yarn from a first supply source under predetermined tension; heatingly extending the first material yarn through at least one first heating godet; drawing a second material yarn from a second supply source under predetermined tensions; heatingly extending the second material yarn through at least one second heating godet; feeding at least one of the first material yarn and the second material yarn in an Air Textured Unit (ATY) to obtain a third material yarn; winding the third material yarn exiting from the ATY, wherein the winding is a pirn winding process; twisting the first material yarn, the second material yarn and the third material yarn; and rewinding the twisted third material yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Abhishek Mandawewala
  • Patent number: 11091854
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a textile machine having a plurality of identical workstations wherein, during a normal operation of the workstations, yarn is produced or rewound from a supply bobbin onto a receiving bobbin at the workstations. After a stoppage at a plurality of the work stations, the method includes starting and setting the plurality of workstation into a normal operating mode. The method includes dividing the plurality of workstations into groups of workstations, and starting up the groups of workstations at different predefined times, such as predefined waiting times between consecutive groups of the work stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventor: Adalbert Stephan
  • Patent number: 11091852
    Abstract: A system for processing plant materials is described. The plant materials have at least plant stalks, and the plant stalks comprise at least bast fibers. The system has a crusher module for disrupting the plant materials without breaking or damaging the bast fibers thereof, thereby obtaining disrupted plant stalks and a first plant-remainder; a decorticator module coupled to the crusher module for separating the disrupted plant stalks into bast fibers as a first product and a second plant-remainder; and a screening module coupled to the decorticator module for separating at least the second plant-remainder to microfibers and hurds as a second and a third product, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Mikhail Pildysh
  • Patent number: 11085136
    Abstract: A bobbin head assembly for a maypole type circular braiding machine contains a spindle unit, a braiding material spool with braiding material and a bobbin head. The bobbin head contains a compensation plate and a torsion spring extending helically around the extended axis of the spindle unit. The torsion spring has a nose bent radially inwards towards the center at each of the two ends of the torsion spring coils. A spring seat is attached on the compensation plate, for receiving the torsion spring with a spring abutment element for fixing the nose of one spring end in a circumferential direction of the torsion spring. A fixing collar adjustably fixes the nose of the other spring end in the opposite circumferential direction at different positions along the circumferential direction. The position of the fixing collar can be secured in the circumferential direction with respect to the bobbin head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SIPRA Patententwicklungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Roland Gonser
  • Patent number: 11078604
    Abstract: A textile machine and associated method are provided for operating the textile machine that includes a plurality of workstations, wherein each workstation includes at least one stepper motor configured to drive an element at the workstation. The method includes measuring a load variable, for example a load angle, of the stepper motor and detecting an approach of the element to an end position based on changes to the load variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Robin Wein
  • Patent number: 11083120
    Abstract: A braided EMI protective sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve has a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between open opposite ends. The wall includes a plurality of filament bundles, with each filament bundle including a plurality of filaments twisted with one another to form a plurality of loops, wherein a plurality of the loops of each filament bundle are interlinked with a plurality of the loops of an adjacent filament bundle. At least some of the filament bundles include a conductive wire filament to provide the sleeve with an EMI protective shielding capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Amelie Simoens, Benoit Laurent
  • Patent number: 11078602
    Abstract: A yarn head rotor 1 for a cabling machine, having several deflection rollers 2 for evening the yarn tension of two yams being twisted, each deflection roller being rotatably mounted on a pivot axis 5 at right angles to the rotor axis of the yarn head rotor 1 and guided across the two yarns. The deflection roller 2 is mounted in the yarn head rotor 1 by bearings 6 at both ends of the deflection roller 2, wherein the two ball bearings 6 are each enclosed by a housing 7 of the yarn head rotor 1, which is closed with a cover 8, and yarn guiding eyelets 9, guiding the inner and outer yarns 17, are arranged upstream of the deflection roller 2 in such a way that they supply both yarns of the deflection roller between the two ball bearings 6 to the yarn head rotor 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samer Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Pede-Vogler, Andrej Raisich, Otto Scheitll
  • Patent number: 11072833
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wet leather stretching device, including a second bracket (12) provided with a mechanism for adjusting tension of a first belt (17), wherein the mechanism includes: a movable plate (41) coupled to each of left and right side surfaces of the second bracket (12); a support plate (31) coupled to one surface of each movable plate (41); a cylinder (32) having a lower part fixedly coupled to a lower part surface of each support plate (31); a rod (33) protruding a certain length through an upper part of each cylinder (32); a guide end (35) provided on one surface of the movable plate (41) at a distance above the support plate (31); a guide plate (36) connected to the rod (33) and contacting with the guide end (35), and a movable pipe (37) with a predetermined length contacting with the first belt (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KORONA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Jun Kang, Kee Tak Kang
  • Patent number: 11066760
    Abstract: An open-end spinning device having a rotor housing (1) which can be acted upon by negative pressure and a spinning rotor (2), the rotor housing (1) is open towards the front and can be closed by a cover element, to the rear the rotor housing (1) has a rear wall (3) with a passage opening (4) for a rotor shaft (5) of the spinning rotor (2). In order to prevent the occurrence of thread coils inside the rotor housing (1) behind the spinning rotor, a narrow gap (6) of less than 2 mm is provided between the spinning rotor (2) and the rear wall (3) of the rotor housing (1) at the largest outer diameter of the spinning rotor (2) and the rear wall (3) of the rotor housing (1) is designed such that the area (7) behind the spinning rotor (2) is covered inside the rotor housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Jakobinski, Lothar Winzen, Jakub Miodek
  • Patent number: 11066271
    Abstract: A method for operating a textile machine with several identical workstations which each have a basic requirement for negative pressure for regular production operation and an additional requirement for negative pressure following an interruption to production at the workstation, and with a vacuum system with limited suction force to exert the negative pressure on the workstations. A minimum negative pressure (pmin) is set and the number workstations simultaneously supplied with additional negative pressure is limited so that the minimum negative pressure (pmin) is always met. In accordance with the invention, a sub-negative pressure (psub) is specified which is below the minimum negative pressure (pmin) and, if a specified event occurs, the number of workstations simultaneously supplied with additional negative pressure is temporarily limited so that the sub-negative pressure (psub) is always met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bert Schloemer, Dirk Brakensiek, Detlef Schelter, Michael Spitzer
  • Patent number: 11060210
    Abstract: Method for operating a service unit for processing work orders regarding a cross-wound package/empty tube doffing process employed at spinning machines producing take-up packages that process at least two different lots, whereby the service unit is fed an empty tube via the spinning machine's tube feed track, and the fed empty tube is taken up by the service unit. If the current work order for the cross-wound package/empty tube doffing of the workstations expires before it is processed and the empty tube is exchanged and another work order has come in which is for a workstation requiring a cross-wound package/empty tube doffing for another lot, the already taken up empty tube is released by the service unit, and the service unit takes up an empty tube of another lot in order to be able to carry out a cross-wound package/empty tube doffing process at the other workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Doerner, Philipp Schiffers, Jonathan Sprecher, Harald Wassen