Patents Examined by Shaun R Hurley
  • Patent number: 11828022
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of marine ropes, and more specifically a marine rope (1) comprising a plurality of cores (2; 2a, 2b), an individual coating (3) around each core (2; 2a, 2b), and a permeable protective sheath (4) around the plurality of cores (2; 2a, 2b). Each core (2; 2a, 2b) comprises a fiber strand or braid and each individual coating (3) is watertight and has a melting temperature lower than that of the corresponding core and an elongation at break greater than that of the corresponding core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: IDEOL
    Inventor: Thomas Choisnet
  • Patent number: 11828007
    Abstract: A multi-bar warp knit fabric structure includes a body yarn and a multi-wrapped hybrid yarn. The hybrid yarn incorporates a specialty core unit, an inside textile cover, and an outside textile cover. The inside textile cover is a static-dissipative yarn helically wrapped around the core unit, and the outside textile cover is a surface-conductive yarn helically wrapped around the inside textile cover and the core unit. The hybrid yarn is integrally knit with the body yarn in a repeating stitch pattern alternately zigzaging lengthwise up selected wales of the fabric structure and floating across the fabric structure in a widthwise course direction. The hybrid yarn cooperates with like knitted multi-wrapped hybrid yarns to form a continuous conductive matrix of static dissipative boxes in the fabric structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Conductivity, LLC
    Inventors: Miriam H. Feibus, Larry D. Starnes
  • Patent number: 11821138
    Abstract: The knot protector protects ropes and knots from ledges, rocks, railings, edges, walls, cliffs, and other surfaces that may cause the fibers of the rope to be gradually abraded or destroyed. The knot protector includes a sleeve formed from an upper portion, a lower portion, and a shoulder portion. The upper portion defines a first opening while the lower portion defines a second opening. The diameter of the first opening is smaller or less than that of the second opening. The sleeve is formed from a deformable, continuous web and has exterior and interior layers. The sleeve also contains visual safety indicators along the base of the lower portion to provide visibility. The exterior and interior layers are made from durable material to provide the rope with ample protection from abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Ratigan
  • Patent number: 11821113
    Abstract: A yarn is produced having a functional core and a covering. The core is either an active functional core having electronic components or passive components and may be monofilament or multifilament. The core and covering are introduced together such that the covering protects the core and gives the core a more comfortable feel such that the yarn may be used in textile applications. The core may be covered by various spinning methods such as air jet or Vortex air jet spinning, ring spinning, open end, or friction spinning. The yarn may also be processed in a single or double covering operation. In one embodiment, the yarn is woven into clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: William C. Hightower, III, Norman H. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11814789
    Abstract: A safe metal free and hookless winch rope includes a stopper knot formed at an end of the winch rope that is opposite an end of the winch rope intended to be wound around a winch, and a plurality of brummel style openings formed inline along at least a portion of the winch rope. The stopper knot can be selectively inserted into any brummel style opening of the plurality of brummel style openings to wrap around an object during a winch operation and the stopper knot will be securely held in the selected brummel style opening when the winch rope is under tension during the winch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Matt Dustin Pavel
  • Patent number: 11807960
    Abstract: A free fibre or loose fibre structure for padding comprising a shell containing a plurality of free or loose fibres, said structure being characterised in that said free or loose fibres have a cut that reproduces the length, and in part the fineness, of genuine goose down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Lucio Siniscalchi, Patrizio Siniscalchi
  • Patent number: 11806920
    Abstract: A heat curable, circular knitted fabric includes reinforcing and meltable resin fibers that can be cured to form a more rigid material form. In one embodiment, the fabric includes a core spun yarn, wherein the core may be made from glass, carbon, basalt, aramid or metal. The wrap surrounding the core may include resin type fibers such as Poly(p-phenylene sulfide) PPS, Polyetherimide (PEI), Polyether ether ketone (PEEK), Polysulfone (PES), Polyphthalamide (PPA), nylon, polyester, or polypropylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nelson Global Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jacque Goulet
  • Patent number: 11802371
    Abstract: The invention concerns a hoisting cable formed of a steel core coated at its periphery with a textile sheath, wherein said textile sheath is a sheath directly braided on the steel core and made of an abrasion-resistant synthetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Reel
    Inventor: Adrien Cauquelin
  • Patent number: 11802353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile cord comprising at least two yarns, each yarn comprising multiple filaments, wherein each filament comprises polyethylene furanoate reinforced by carbon nano material and/or boron nitride nano material. These textile cords are particularly useful as tire reinforcements. Moreover, the present invention is directed to a polymeric composition comprising (1) polyethylene-2,5-furan dicarboxylate and (2) a carbon nano material or a boron nitride nano material. This polymeric composition can optionally be further comprised of one or more additional polyesters, such as polyethylene terephthalate or polyethylene naphthalate. This invention is further directed to a rubber component comprising said cords coated with rubber and to tires and other rubber products comprising such cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Bartosz Zielinski, Raphael Beck, Dirk Lothar Maria van Eck, Björn Springer, John Woods
  • Patent number: 11802372
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope made of textile fiber material, comprising a rope core and a sheath surrounding the rope core, wherein the sheath, an intermediate sheath located between the sheath and the rope core and/or a reinforcement located between the sheath and the rope core comprise(s) a twine of excess length, the twine of excess length being formed in that it comprises at least a first yarn and a second yarn which are twisted together, the first yarn having a greater length than the second yarn, measured in an untwisted state of a unit length of the twine. In a further aspect, the invention relates to a method of manufacturing a twine of excess length for the above-mentioned rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Arno Reiter
  • Patent number: 11802352
    Abstract: A yarn making method includes a raw-material yarn; first rollers pulling the raw-material yarn; an entangling point generator subjecting the yarn to jet-forming of entangling points; a cleansing chamber cleansing the yarn that has generated the entangling points; a material chamber provided with a graphene-containing attachment material to be attached to the yarn that has generated the entangling points and has been cleansed; second rollers pulling the yarn that has past the entangling point generator, the cleansing chamber, and the material chamber; a heating chamber having the attachment material secured to the yarn by means of heat-setting; third rollers controlling a heating time of the yarn in the heating chamber; and fourth rollers winding and shaping the processing-completed yarn so as to have the graphene-containing attachment material long preserved in clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: KENNWARR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuei Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 11795585
    Abstract: A device and a method for winding and twisting fibrous material in ring spinning and ring twisting frames are disclosed. The device and method allow the operating speed of the frames to be substantially increased, achieve higher productivity during ring spinning, and reduce the outlay, in terms of time and material, for assembling and servicing the device. This is achieved in that at least two high-temperature superconducting stators, together with the thermally connected cooling devices thereof, are arranged in a contactless manner and in parallel with one another along the progression of the spindle row, and the magnetic field-generating rotors, oriented coaxially with respect to the spindle, are introduced in a magnetically levitating manner in the magnetic field of the continuous intermediate space, between the stators which are adjacent in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri San. Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Frank Werfel, Uta Flögel-Delor
  • Patent number: 11795586
    Abstract: A composite cord is composed of two first strands formed of aramid fibers and one second strand formed of nylon fibers. In a cross section perpendicular to a length direction, a ratio L2/L0 of a length L2 of an exposed surface of the second strand along the outer cord periphery to a length L0 of an exposed surface of the composite cord along the outer cord periphery is in a range of 0.30 or more and 0.40 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuma Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 11795613
    Abstract: Provided is an elastomer reinforcement cord with improved rust inhibition. An elastomer reinforcement cord (10) includes metal filaments and a polymer material. The elastomer reinforcement cord (10) has a multi-strand structure which includes: at least one core strand (21) formed by twisting plural metal filaments (1a) and (1b) together; and two or more sheath strands (22) each formed by twisting plural metal filaments (11a) and (11b) together, and in which the sheath strands are twisted together around the core strand. In a region surrounded by a line connecting the centers of the metal filaments constituting the outermost sheath layer of the core strand at a cross-section in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction after vulcanization of the core strand, when a region occupied by other than the metal filaments is defined as a gap region, a filling rate, which is a ratio of the area of the polymer material with respect to the gap region, is 52% to 120%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Takahisa Shizuku
  • Patent number: 11786773
    Abstract: A braided bridge includes a mounting cable. The braided bridge further includes a first component configured to couple to the mounting cable, where the first spoke component includes one or more spokes and a second spoke component configured to couple to the mounting cable. The one or more spokes of the first spoke component are configured to fold and couple the second spoke component to the first spoke component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Landscape Structures Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Gunnarson
  • Patent number: 11773515
    Abstract: A single, multi-effect, energy harvesting and heat managing spun yarn and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The spun yarn includes a combination of a configurable number of fibers selected from a fiber that absorbs, stores, and releases heat energy through a phase change; fibers that convert heat energy or ultraviolet radiation energy into far infrared radiation (FIR) energy and radiate the FIR energy to other fibers and to one or more body parts of a user wearing a garment created from the spun yarn; a fiber that absorbs moisture and generates heat energy through an exothermic reaction; a fiber that provides heat insulation and repels moisture; a fiber with elasticity; and a fiber that conducts heat and maintains a substantially uniform temperature within the fibers. One or more fibers are positioned in a sheath formed free of a core or with at least one core in the spun yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: New York Knitworks, LLC
    Inventors: Sidney Samuel Estreicher, Javier Morera Llovera, Gabor Stein, George Joseph Szekely
  • Patent number: 11767617
    Abstract: An article of manufacture making system for making an article of manufacture containing a plurality of dry solid additives, such as fibers, that utilizes a dry solid additive delivery system with a relatively low Stokes Number for the dry solid additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Young, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 11767618
    Abstract: A method of ring spinning cotton polyester blended yarn. The method is robust and can be used to manufacture the yarn even from polyester fibers that are produced from recycled materials. A new ring spun cotton polyester yarn is also provided. The yarn has few defects and can be effectively dyed when woven into cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Avinash Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 11767620
    Abstract: This application describes a braided cord containing a braided sheath and optionally a core surrounded by the braided sheath. The braided cord has changing cross-sectional area ranging from 0.0004 mm2 to 30 mm2 and contains one or more sections having a tapering angle ranging from 1° to 60° when observed in one direction along the cord axis. The change in the cross-sectional area of the cord can be achieved by changing the thickness of the braided sheath and/or changing the cross-sectional area of the core when the core is present. The thickness of the braided sheath can be adjusted by changing the size and/or twist level of one or more sheath strands, changing the pick count of the braided sheath, and/or using one or more shaped sheath strands. This application also describes a process of producing the braided cord with changing cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Forrest Sloan, Patrick Coffey
  • Patent number: 11760128
    Abstract: A cord (50) comprises a single layer (52) of helically wound metal filamentary elements (54). The metal filamentary elements define an internal enclosure (58) of the cord of diameter Dv. Each metal filamentary element (54) has a diameter Df and a helix radius of curvature Rf. With Dv, Df and Rf being expressed in millimetres, the cord satisfies the following relationships: 9?Rf/Df?30 and 1.30?Dv/Df?2.10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Richard Cornille, Henri Barguet