Patents by Inventor Joseph W. Howard

Joseph W. Howard 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).

  • Patent number: 4253317
    Abstract: A method of knitting a stocking especially adapted for athletic use, and the stocking so produced. The stocking includes a top 3.times.1 mock-rib portion, with spandex being knit in every fourth wale, an ankle and instep portion, a heel portion and a toe portion. The ankle and instep portion has a 1.times.1 mock rib with spandex being knit in every other wale, and with terry loops having a first density formed on the interior of the ankle and instep portion. A heel portion is provided free of spandex and including terry loops of a second density greater than the first density, the second density being obtained by randomly introducing an auxiliary terry yarn through a different yarn finger than that through which the main terry yarn is introduced, in the heel portion. The toe portion is free of mock ribbing and has terry loops formed on the interior thereof having the first density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Assignee: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Howard, Wayne L. Duggins