Patents Examined by Shaun R Hurley
  • Patent number: 10808355
    Abstract: A high-strength fibre rope (1) comprising a rope core as well as a sheathing indicating optical wear, wherein the sheathing comprises a sheath layer (2) made up of textile subunits (3, 4) of a first hierarchy level. An outermost sheath layer (2) is provided, wherein textile subunits (3, 4) of said outermost sheath layer of the first hierarchy level differ from each other in terms of their textile structure, and/or an outermost sheath layer and a further sheath layer underneath said outermost sheath layer are provided, and wherein the textile subunits of the first hierarchy level of said outermost sheath layer differ in their textile structure from that of said further sheath layer. The textile subunits of a lowermost hierarchy level of the rope are neither dispersed in a resin matrix in the outermost sheath layer nor in the further sheath layer arranged underneath the outermost sheath layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Baldinger, Robert Traxl, Gunter Kaiser, Rudolf Kirth, Björn Ernst, Erich Rührnössl
  • Patent number: 10798984
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, devices and processes that abate impact shocks by enacting a machine that redirects at least a portion of an impact force imposed along one trajectory to a reaction force distributed along another trajectory. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Titon Ideas, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Francisco Javier Mini Townson, José Rodrigo Aragón Cabrera, Juan Pablo Alfaro Samayoa
  • Patent number: 10798990
    Abstract: A sandal with a magnetically connected upper straps uses a sandal sole, multiple strap-attachment coupler, and a removable upper to enable a user to modify the sandal's appearance. The strap-attachment couplers are fasteners which are used to attach the removable upper to the multilayered sole. To accomplish this the strap-attachment couplers includes a connector-receiving receptacle and an upper-fastening mechanism. The removable upper includes multiple strap segments, each of which is connected to a connector insert. Inserting the connector insert into the connector-receiving receptacle enables the upper-fastening mechanism to become coupled to the connector inserts, thus tethering the removable upper to the sandal sole. Additionally, the strap-attachment couplers are distributed across the insole, such that the strap-attachment couplers enable the user to create a desired type of sandal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Julien L'Hermet, Nils Ostberg
  • Patent number: 10793977
    Abstract: A device and method for regulating pressure in a flock feed include a storage device disposed for receipt of fiber flocks, an exhaust air fan having a drive, and a controller in communication with the drive. A filling level measurement device and a pressure measurement device are provided in the storage device. The controller is configured to regulate the drive to achieve a target pressure as sensed by the pressure measurement device that is based on a filling level of the fiber flocks determined by the filling level measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Tobias Wolfer, Gerhard Gschliesser
  • Patent number: 10791807
    Abstract: A Brunnian link is a link formed from a closed loop doubled over itself to capture another closed loop to form a chain. The example kit provides for the successful creation of unique wearable articles using Brunnian link assembly techniques and includes several pin bars that are supported in a desired special orientation by at least one base. The desired special orientation is dependent on the desired linked configuration of the completed article. The pins may be assembled in various combination and orientations to provide endless variation of completed link orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Choon's Design LLC
    Inventor: Cheong Choon Ng
  • Patent number: 10793978
    Abstract: A workstation (1) of a two-for-one twisting or cabling machine which comprises a rotatably mounted spindle (2) and a balloon-yarn-guide-eye (9) height-adjustable by means of a drive (18, 29) coupled to a control device (20) which controls the drive (18, 29) in such a manner that it displaces the balloon-yarn-guide-eye (9) between operating positions (AP1, AP2) dependent upon production parameters and a resting position (RS) advantageous in the case of production interruptions and transient operating phases associated with the latter. A device (21, 23, 24, 25) is present for detecting a measured value (i), which is made available to the control device (20) and which causes the control of the drive (18, 29) to change the position of the balloon-yarn-guide-eye (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Andrej Raisich, Jürgen Schnitzler
  • Patent number: 10786247
    Abstract: A surgical braid comprising a plurality of fibers arranged in a tubular braid, the tubular braid comprising an outer wall and at least first and second sections, the first section having a first core and the second section having a second core; and the plurality of fibers comprising a fiber having first color, the fiber having a first color being braided into the outer wall of the first section and forming at least art of the second core in the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Brock P. Allen
  • Patent number: 10781537
    Abstract: A fiber conveyor for a fiber blending unit includes a blending belt, wherein fiber material dropped onto the blending belt from a bale opener is transportable away by the blending belt. Opposite guide walls are arranged laterally to the blending belt to guide the fiber material on both sides of the blending belt. A rotary distributor is arranged above the blending belt so that the fiber material dropped onto the blending belt is distributable in a transverse direction of the blending belt between the two guide walls by rotational movement of the rotary distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TEMAFA Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Morgner
  • Patent number: 10781070
    Abstract: A device and method for forming a knot to elongated material is provided. The device includes a body, a central cavity inside the body, a material track along which the elongated material is guided in the device, the material track including opening extending along the material track and open to the central cavity. The device further includes one or more barrier elements for blocking at least part of the opening for preventing the elongated material from escaping from the material track also prevents collapsing/folding of the material to the central cavity via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Jarkko Nikkanen
  • Patent number: 10781538
    Abstract: A yarn twisting device includes a frame and following components on the frame: a hollow shaft, in which a passage is provided for a yarn passing therethrough; a drive mechanism configured to drive the hollow shaft for rotation; a winding mechanism driven by the hollow shaft for rotation to rewind the twisted yarn; a speed reducing mechanism for transmission coordination between the hollow shaft and winding mechanism. The twisting device is in simple structure and less twisting tension, which is available for continuous twisting of a single yarn and combined twisting of multiplied yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Zhibing Xu
  • Patent number: 10779594
    Abstract: A waistband for an article of clothing, the waistband including an exterior waistband portion formed from a fabric layer that is continuous with a base fabric panel of the article of clothing, an elastic layer positioned on an interior side of the exterior waistband portion and attached to the exterior waistband portion, an interlining layer disposed at least partially between the exterior waistband portion and the elastic layer, and a pleat defining a bottom edge of the waistband, the pleat being formed from one or more folds in the fabric layer between the exterior waistband portion and the base fabric panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Gap, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua David Hiney
  • Patent number: 10779611
    Abstract: Provided herein are mid-soles, sole assemblies, footwear inserts and articles of footwear for walking and running. The midsoles include three cushioning members where the height of the midsole provides a zero drop elevation. The midsole architecture provides dynamic variable resistance that improves performance by using different densities and angles of component mid-sole members that will allow the wearer to move through a full range of motion during walking or running with muscle effort remaining constant while shifting the workload from muscles that have limited power in certain positions, to those with more explosive and endurance capabilities in those same positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ReShod Walking Shoes, LLC
    Inventor: Carmen Jackinsky
  • Patent number: 10772372
    Abstract: A hood for a garment. As assembled, the garment includes a covering for a torso portion of an intended user. The torso portion includes a back section that includes at least two panels defining an interstitial space for stowing a flattened hood. The hood assembled to the garment includes one or more panels of drapable sheet material configured to cover an intended user's head. The hood has a body having one or more perimetrical edges defining a facial area 11 configured to expose a predetermined portion of an intended user's face. The hood has a top section, with downwardly extending back and side sections. The hood is flattenable, without folding, rolling, creasing, crumpling, etc. so as to either not (1) reduce the length or width of the hood relative to an intended donned state or (2) substantially overlap materials in the flattened state. The hood is anchored to the torso portion along a back perimetrical edge of the hood to at least one of the torso portion panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Vans, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Carroll O'Connor, Kristopher David Bergeron, Joshua Erik Bridgeman
  • Patent number: 10767286
    Abstract: A device for piecing a thread at a workstation of a textile machine includes a suction nozzle configured to pick up a thread end of the thread from a bobbin, the suction nozzle including an entry opening for the thread. A feeder unit is movable with respect to the suction nozzle and includes a cover element configured to close the entry opening in a first position (I) of the feeder unit and to unblock the entry opening in a second position (II) of the feeder unit. The cover element includes a thread-guiding element having an open contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Robert Hagl, Thomas Gruber, Robin Wein, Christian Kettner, Bernd Bahlmann, Romeo Pohn
  • Patent number: 10765164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for attaching an accessory to a helmet. A helmet accessory mounting interface may be attached to a receptacle. The receptacle may be removably or permanently received by a carrier. The carrier may be attached to a helmet having a particular shape and size. The carrier also may be configured to receive any selected type of a plurality of receptacle types which, in turn, corresponds to a particular mounting interface for a helmet accessory. The receptacle may be receivable, in some embodiments removably, by any one of a number of different types of carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Galvion Ltd.
    Inventors: Dominic Giroux Bernier, Stéphane Lebel, Marie-Pierre Gendron
  • Patent number: 10752390
    Abstract: A knot tying device is provided. The knot typing device includes a support with a gripper element with one end of the gripper element rotatably connected to the support, and the other end capable of being pressed on and released from the support; a gripper mechanism to grip a free end of a strand of material and carry the strand of material to wrap around the support capable of rising and falling; and a stripping mechanism to separate the strand of material wrapped around the support from the support to form a knot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Shaonan Mo
  • Patent number: 10753013
    Abstract: A method for producing a rotor cup for an open-end spinning rotor includes forming separating structures on a front-side rim of the rotor cup for breaking up and preparing a yarn end for piecing. The separating structures are formed by a non-mechanical manufacturing method without contact between the front-side rim and a mechanical forming tool. A rotor cup formed in accordance with the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Markus Kuebler, Bernd Loos, Andreas Frank
  • Patent number: 10753040
    Abstract: A cable comprises a first and a second thimble (2, 4), and at least one main yarn (6) and an auxiliary yarn (7). The first and the second thimble are provided at opposite ends of the cable. The at least one main yarn (6) and the auxiliary yarn (7) each forms turns around the first and second thimble (2, 4). Each thimble (2, 4) comprises a bearing surface (40), and holds a stack (19) of layers (10) of turns of the main yarn (6). A stack (119) of turns of the auxiliary yarn (7) comprising at least a first layer (13) of turns of the auxiliary yarn (7) lies on the bearing surface (40) of the respective thimble (2, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cabin Air Group B.V.
    Inventor: Rinze Jan Van Der Schuit
  • Patent number: 10752463
    Abstract: A traversing element is provided for a spinning machine that produces a roving. The traversing element includes a guide segment disposed to guide the roving onto a surface of a tube or a roving bobbin, and a support segment. The guide segment is configured at an end of the support segment and an opposite end of the support segment is connectable to a support of the spinning machine. A closed cavity is provided in the traversing element, the closed cavity partially filled with a liquid. Heat that occurs in the guide segment due to friction between the guide segment and the roving when the traversing element is operating is absorbed by the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jiri Stech, Petr Haska
  • Patent number: 10743618
    Abstract: An upper for an article of footwear is formed by incorporating different braided portions. The upper may be formed by incorporating a first braided portion with a second braided portion. The top portion of the upper may have the first braided portion. The lower portion of the upper may have the second braided portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eunice Kyung Lee, Craig K. Sills