Patents by Inventor Diane B. Hess

Diane B. Hess has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170226667
    Abstract: A fabric for a thermal protective application includes: 5-40 weight % PBI-p fiber and the balance being conventional fibers, where the fabric has equal or better flame-resistant and/or heat-resistant properties, and a fabric weight less than an equivalent fabric made with a like amount of PBI-s fiber in place of the PBI-p fibers. The fabric for a thermal protective application includes: 5-40 weight % of a blend of PBI-p fiber and PBI-s fiber, and the balance being conventional fibers, where the fabric has equal or better flame-resistant and/or heat-resistant properties and a fabric weight less than an equivalent fabric made with a like amount of PBI-s fiber in place of the PBI-p fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Brian P. Shiels, Diane B. Hess, William L. Lawson, III
  • Patent number: 8614156
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a textile fabric. This fabric is particularly well suited for use as the outer shell fabric of a firefighter's garment. The fabric is a woven or knitted fabric of spun yarns and multi-filament yarns. The spun yarn includes a first staple being a polymer selected from the group consisting of aramid, PBI or PBO or melamine formaldehyde, and a second staple being an aramid polymer. The multi-filament yarn includes an aramid filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20120034835
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a textile fabric. This fabric is particularly well suited for use as the outer shell fabric of a firefighter's garment. The fabric is a woven or knitted fabric of spun yarns and multi-filament yarns. The spun yarn includes a first staple being a polymer selected from the group consisting of aramid, PBI or PBO or melamine formaldehyde, and a second staple being an aramid polymer. The multi-filament yarn includes an aramid filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8071492
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a textile fabric. This fabric is particularly well suited for use as the outer shell fabric of a firefighter's garment. The fabric is a woven or knitted fabric of spun yarns and multi-filament yarns. The spun yarn includes a first staple being a polymer selected from the group consisting of aramid, PBI or PBO or melamine formaldehyde, and a second staple being an aramid polymer. The multi-filament yarn includes an aramid filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20040235383
    Abstract: The present invention is a yarn or fabric useful in protective garments. The yarn or fabric is made of flame resistant fibers and microdenier flame resistant fibers. The flame resistant fibers are selected from the group consisting of inherently flame resistant fibers, treated fibers, and combinations thereof. The microdenier flame resistant fibers are selected from the group consisting of microdenier inherently flame resistant fibers, microdenier treated fibers, and combinations thereof. The weight ratio of said flame resistant fibers to said microdenier flame resistant fibers is in the range of 4-9:2-6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Celanese Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton A. Perry, Charles A. Thomas, Diane B. Hess
  • Publication number: 20030203690
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a textile fabric. This fabric is particularly well suited for use as the outer shell fabric of a firefighter's garment. The fabric is a woven or knitted fabric of spun yarns and multi-filament yarns. The spun yarn includes a first staple being a polymer selected from the group consisting of aramid, PBI or PBO or melamine formaldehyde, and a second staple being an aramid polymer. The multi-filament yarn includes an aramid filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Celanese Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker