Patents Examined by Shawn Mckinnon
  • Patent number: 11565366
    Abstract: A polishing pad comprising a knitted fabric constituted by warp knitting or weft knitting, and a resin with which the knitted fabric is impregnated, and having a cross section cut in a surface direction of the knitted fabric, as a polishing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIBO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Shin Tokushige, Keisuke Nakase, Hiroshi Kashiwada, Tatsuya Yamada, Yousuke Narada, Kenichi Koike
  • Patent number: 11549203
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cut resistant fabric includes: supplying a polyethene yarn with a thickness of 50-225 dtex as a protective yarn through a first yarn carrier of a circular knitting machine to a feeder needle at a first selected tension; supplying simultaneously an uncoated elastane yarn with a thickness of 20-80 dtex as a first additional yarn through a second yarn carrier of the circular knitting machine to the same feeder needle at a second selected tension that is higher than the first selected tension of the protective yarn; forming a fabric from the protective yarn and the first additional yarn as single-jersey knits; and interlocking the protective yarn and the first additional yarn in each single-jersey knit of the fabric using a heat treatment step on a stenter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: SLASHTER OY, ORNEULE OY
    Inventors: Toni Nieminen, Jyrki Uotila, Timo Uotila
  • Patent number: 11542636
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide structures for sensing, activation, and signal networking in a composite textile. According to one embodiment, a composite textile can comprise an activation layer of a reactive yarn knit into a fabric. The reactive yarn can have at least one physical property that changes in response to a stimulus. A signaling layer of a first conductive yarn can be knit into the fabric with the activation layer. The first conductive yarn provides the stimulus to the reactive yarn. A sensing layer comprising second conductive yarn can be knit into the fabric with the activation layer and signaling layer. The second conductive yarn can provide a feedback signal corresponding to the stimulus provided by the first conductive yarn of the signaling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Allison E. Bowles, Brendan Joseph Nagle, Anthony Joseph Piazza, Biren Salunke, Adam M. Whiton
  • Patent number: 11542637
    Abstract: A garment may include a first woven component, a second woven component, a space between the first and second woven components defining a channel filled with a fill material, and a third woven component extending such that the first and second woven components are woven together where there is no channel. The channel may be filled with a filler material. Multiple channels may be provided such that they form a zoned pattern in the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: REEBOK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: David Steel, Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11524479
    Abstract: There is described a nonwoven material comprising a multilayered stack, the multilayered stack comprising discrete interconnected layers, each of the layers, which may be the same or different, comprising a composite fibre of from about 80 to 100% w/w leaf or stem fibre and from about 1 to 20% w/w of a polymer, wherein the polymer is fusible at a temperature of about 180° C. or less. There is also described a novel method of enzyme degumming leaf and/or stem fibres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Carmen Hijosa, Anna Ribé Gallart, Javier Jiménez Romero, Roshan Paul, Marolda Brouta-Agnésa
  • Patent number: 11519108
    Abstract: A fabric with wefts that include hard yarns and elastomeric yarns in a predetermined arrangement such that at least one hard yarn is alternately arranged with at least one elastomeric yarn, the elastomeric yarns having a greater shrinkage ratio than that of the hard yarns; the hard yarns form under portions and over portions with respect to warps, said under portions being formed when said hard yarns pass along the back side of the warps and defining loop portions, and said over portions being formed when the hard yarns pass along the front side of the warps and define connection portions, wherein for each hard yarn, the number of warps passed by the loop portion is at least 6, and the elastomeric yarns form under portions and over portions with respect to said warps in a weave that is tighter than the weave of the hard yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Hamit Yenici, Fatima Korkmaz, Ertug Erkus, Ahmet Udul
  • Patent number: 11512425
    Abstract: Silk infused performance apparel and methods of preparing the same are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, silk performance apparel includes textiles, fabrics, consumer products, leather, and other materials that are coated with aqueous solutions of pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments. In some embodiments, coated apparel products, textiles, and upholstery, as well as other materials, exhibit surprisingly improved moisture management properties, resistance to microbial growth, increased abrasion resistance, and flame resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: EVOLVED BY NATURE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Enrico Mortarino
  • Patent number: 11498808
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending along a length of the belt and a plurality of belt fibers transverse to the plurality of tension elements and interlaced therewith. The belt fibers define at least one traction surface of the belt. An edge fiber is located at a lateral end of the belt transverse to and secured to the plurality of belt fibers to secure the belt fibers in a selected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Scott Alan Eastman
  • Patent number: 11499020
    Abstract: In order to solve problems of strength and volume of part, the invention provides an article reinforced by multi-dimensional fibers and a method for manufacturing the article. The article includes a core portion and a shell layer portion. The core portion is made of thermoplastic resin and the fibers in which a majority of and a minority of the fibers are respectively arranged in a major and a minor directions. The method includes: preparing a core portion made of thermoplastic resin and the fibers in which a majority of and a minority of the fibers are respectively arranged in a major and a minor directions, loading the core portion into a mold, and forming a shell layer portion in the mold to enclose the core portion. The article manufactured by the method of this invention can reduce the weight and increase the strength of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOPKEY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liang-Chieh Chan, Yung-Cheng Liu, Jung-Chin Yang
  • Patent number: 11492732
    Abstract: A sailcloth including a woven fabric of a first fiber material and a second fiber material woven into it, in which the second fiber material forms a network structure within the woven fabric, with the second fiber material having a higher tearing resistance than the first fiber material and with the second fiber having a sliding ability within the woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dimension-Polyant GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Stein, Heiner Schillings
  • Patent number: 11486136
    Abstract: Embodiments of a leno weave mesh of the present invention generally include a plurality of high-temperature weft yarns, high-temperature warp yarns, and low melting point warp yarns; wherein each low melting point warp yarn is intertwined with a high-temperature warp yarn, each intertwined pair of warp yarns is positioned such that the low melting point warp yarn and high-temperature warp yarn are disposed alternatingly on either side of the woven mesh at intersections of the weft and warp yarns, and the woven mesh is heated whereby the surfaces of the low melting point warp yarns adhere to the surface of the high-temperature warp yarns and said high-temperature weft yarns at contact points there between. An intumescent coating system employing embodiments of the mesh, and a method of providing thermal protection to a substrate utilizing the intumescent coating system, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Intumescents Associates Group (IAG), LLC
    Inventors: Paul Craig Scott, Aaron Feinberg
  • Patent number: 11479886
    Abstract: A color-changing product includes a fabric. At least a portion of the fabric includes or is arranged using at least one of (i) a color-changing fiber or (ii) a color-changing yarn including the color-changing fiber. The color-changing fiber includes an electrically conductive core having a first tensile strength, a reinforcement core having a second tensile strength that is greater than the first tensile strength, and a coating disposed around and along the electrically conductive core and the reinforcement core. The coating includes a polymeric material having a color-changing pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Ayman Abouraddy, Joshua Kaufman, Morgan Monroe, Felix Tan
  • Patent number: 11471736
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a 3D braided material and exemplary 3D braided material for sporting implements are disclosed. The exemplary braids can be incorporated into any sporting implements, such as, baseball bats, lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, rackets, helmets, and other protective equipment. The example sporting implement can be constructed, partially or entirely, with a braided three dimensional structure. The 3D braided material can be a multi-directional layup having tows oriented in three directions (X, Y and Z) and also at any angle created by the combination of two or three directions. A single woven preform can be formed that can have a near net shape of the formed product, with the fibers oriented in a way that will be optimal for the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Frédérik Caron Kardos, Mathieu Ducharme
  • Patent number: 11473221
    Abstract: The invention relates to an embodiment in which the textile component comprises at least one flexible thread that can be woven. A plurality of semiconductor columns are attached in or on the thread and are configured to generate radiation. Furthermore, a plurality of electrical lines are located in or on the thread, by means of which lines the semiconductor columns are electrically contacted. An average height (H) of the semiconductor columns in a direction transverse to a longitudinal direction (L) of the thread is at most 20% of an average diameter (D) of the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Luca Haiberger, Siegfried Herrmann
  • Patent number: 11453975
    Abstract: Silk performance apparel and methods of preparing the same are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, silk performance apparel includes textiles, fabrics, consumer products, and other materials that are coated with aqueous solutions of pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments. In some embodiments, coated apparel products exhibit surprisingly improved moisture management properties and increased resistance to microbial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: EVOLVED BY NATURE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Enrico Mortarino
  • Patent number: 11453963
    Abstract: A sensor may include a knitted pocket and loose yarn that is inside a cavity of the pocket. In some cases, this loose yarn is neither woven, nor knit, nor otherwise part of a fabric. A resistive pressure sensor may include a knitted pocket and loose conductive yarn that is inside the pocket. Pressure applied to the pocket may compress the loose yarn, which may increase the number of electrical shorts between different parts of the loose yarn, which in turn may decrease the electrical resistance of the loose yarn. A capacitive sensor may include a knitted pocket and insulative loose yarn that is inside the pocket. A strain sensor may include knitted conductive pleats. Electrical shorts may occur in contact areas where neighboring pleats meet. As the strain sensor stretches, these contact areas may become smaller, causing the electrical resistance of the pleats as a group to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jifei Ou, Daniel Oran, Don Haddad
  • Patent number: 11446889
    Abstract: This application is generally directed to articles including cage structures and related systems and methods. The cage structures have utility in footwear and apparel (e.g., articles of clothing, braces, accessories). In some cases, the article is a footwear article. In some cases, the article is an article of apparel. In some embodiments, the article includes a textile. In some embodiments, the article includes a cage structure (e.g., comprising a polymer) attached to a substrate (e.g., a textile). In some embodiments, the interface of attachment between the substrate and the cage structure is substantially free of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Travis Alexander Busbee, David John Herman
  • Patent number: 11441246
    Abstract: To provide a towel product capable of maintaining features of honeycomb weave of the conventional technique as well as providing improved water absorbency, lightness, and a good touch feeling more than those of the towels produced by the conventional technique. The towel of the present invention basically has a typical honeycomb weave structure. A first feature thereof is to use hollow yarns having a hollow ratio of a range between 30% and 60%. A shape of hollow yarns can be maintained. With the above described structure, the water absorbency, the lightness, the good touch feeling, and a drying property can be improved. A second feature is to use hollow yarns made by twisting fibers of raw cottons having an effective fiber length of a range between 25 mm and 42 mm. This contributes to maintaining of the durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: UCHINO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Hozumi
  • Patent number: 11434591
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a nanostructured article. In an embodiment, the nanostructured article includes a first material made from a plurality of intermingled nanotubes placed on top of one another to form a continuous structure with sufficient structural integrity to be handled. The nanostructured article can also include a second material made from a plurality of nanotubes forming a layer situated on a surface of the first material. The second material, in an embodiment, has a nanotube density lower than the nanotube density of the first material. The nanostructured article further a layer of ordered pyrolytic carbon between the first material and the second material to enhance the bond and structural integrity between the first material and the second material, as well as enhancing the electrical and thermal conductivity between the first and second materials. A process for forming the nanostructured article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Schauer, Erick C. Towle
  • Patent number: 11427938
    Abstract: Apparatuses and associated methods of manufacturing are described that provide for cut-resistant yarn structures. An example cut-resistant yarn structure includes a first cut-resistant core filament a second cut-resistant core filament. The yarn structure further includes a first covering yarn that is wound over the first cut-resistant core filament and the second cut-resistant core filament. The first covering yarn includes a core-spun yarn in which staple fibers are spun over a third cut-resistant core filament. The yarn structure also includes one or more covering layers wound over the first covering yarn that may serve as the exterior layer for the cut-resistant yarn structure. In some instances, the first and second cut-resistant core filaments include a core-spun yarn in which staple fibers are spun over the first cut-resistant core filament and/or the second cut-resistant core filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rui Luo, Jing Xu