Products Patents (Class 112/400)
  • Publication number: 20130174767
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fastener stringer comprising a knit fastener tape of a warp knit structure having an element mounting portion and a tape main portion, and a coiled plastic element row sewed on the element mounting portion wherein, two needle yarns for sewing the element row on the element-mounting portion are so arranged that they interpose a wale whereby two sewing lines, are formed, and any one of knitting yarns that straddle an inside sewing line of the two sewing lines has a fineness of 72-330 dTex and substantially all of the other knitting yarns have a fineness of 56-167 dTex, provided that the one of the knitting yarns that straddle the inside sewing line of the two sewing lines is thicker than substantially all of the other knitting yarns. The fastener stringer has both a light weight and a high strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Norinaka Hirokawa, Takahiro Asami, Takashi Mori, Tutomu Hamatani, Hideki Sato
  • Publication number: 20120298025
    Abstract: A process for the production of a textile product includes placing a flat motif template on a textile substrate, sewing the motif template onto the textile substrate in such a way that a perforation defining a desired motif in the motif template is produced, removing the part of the motif template, that is outside the motif defined by the perforation, and permanently fixing the remaining part, having the motif, of the motif template to the textile substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Publication number: 20120071059
    Abstract: A swing chain cover that includes three panels of material which are sewn together along two longitudinal and two latitudinal edges. The cover unit includes a head panel which is coupled along the second latitudinal edge. Two arm and two foot panels are filled with polyester stuffing and sewn onto front panel. Head panel includes two plastic snap on eyes, and one plastic snap on nose which snap into the head panel. The back panel includes six male and female nickel plated brass snaps which are sewn along the first and second longitudinal edges at five inches apart so the snaps meet and snap together in pairs enclosing the swing chain with cover unit. Head panel includes two seven inch pieces of ribbon which are sewn onto the back of head in which the ribbon serve as point of attachment for cover unit to attach to swing chain link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Sherry Jean Roethig
  • Publication number: 20120031317
    Abstract: Alignment mechanisms are provided for use in conjunction with manufacture of a flat-seam construction made up of a number of sequentially formed stitches and formed on a portion of one or more stitchable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, INC.
    Inventors: Lola Lafferty, Etienne Poulet, Leonardo Gomes
  • Publication number: 20090038521
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate the instruction of quilting techniques includes a background pattern and a stitching pattern printed on a fabric panel. The fabric panel may be a length of fabric configured to receive inks which define the background pattern and the stitching pattern. The background pattern may be a plurality of geometric shape arranged to simulate one or more quilted fabric designs such as those designs found on a typical quilted fabric. The stitching pattern includes at least one quilting stitching design which defines a guideline for stitching the stitching pattern. The apparatus also includes at least one instructional mark printed on the fabric panel. The instructional mark defines a quilting instruction which guides a user in stitching the stitching pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventor: Renae Gilbert Allen
  • Patent number: 7371445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an airbag cushion which exhibits a low amount of seam usage (in order to attach at least two fabric panels or portions of a panel together) in correlation to an overall high amount of available inflation airspace within the cushion itself. These correlated elements are now combined for the first time in what is defined as an effective seam usage index (being the quotient of the length of overall seams on the cushions and the available inflation airspace volume). The inventive cushion must have at least one substantially straight seam and must possess an effective seam usage factor of less than about 0.11. A cushion exhibiting such a low seam usage factor and also comprising an integrated looped pocket for the disposition of an inflator can is also provided as well as an overall vehicle restraint system comprising the inventive airbag cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Patent number: 5829374
    Abstract: A sewn attachment loop for a flexible rope used for rock-climbing, or working at heights, is formed by a short first portion of rope, securedly affixed to an extended second portion of rope by a seam. The seam presents a dissymmetric structure in the non-taut state allowing a homogeneous distribution of the mechanical stresses in the joining strands when the loop is tensed to the taut state. The stitches situated along the first portion of rope extend in the non-taut state of the rope according to a longitudinal staggering greater than that assigned to the stitches of the second portion of rope, the variation of the staggering of said stitches causing a progressive inclination of the joining strands along the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Jean Marc Hede, Paul Petzl
  • Patent number: 5244280
    Abstract: A flexible woven fabric bulk container made of four panels with vertical selvage sides, vertical warps and cut edges in the direction of the weft at the top and bottom, with diagonally extending interlocking hemmed corners with upper portions splayed or flared in a counter-clockwise direction and overlaid with inner and outer depending legs of inverted "U"-shaped loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Megasack Corporation
    Inventors: Clavin M. Porter, Jack D. Pierce, Sidney Cawyer, Colin L. Talbot
  • Patent number: 5005219
    Abstract: A new garment decoration and a process for its manufacture, which encompasses both classical and modern elements of decoration. An image is manufactured directly on a garment, such as by silk-screening. Chenille is sewn about the border of the image, thereby creating a shape with a chenille outline and an interior image. The decorative shapes can be letters, numbers, mascots, characters or symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: Stephen S. Fleming
    Inventor: David P. Diaz
  • Patent number: 4590878
    Abstract: A new stitch type and a method of and an apparatus for making same in which the loop is passed through the fabric through one hole and is returned through another hole and then is passed around a thread supply eye so that the body of the loop engages a single strand of the thread which twists around this loop and is drawn into the second hole. Such pairs of holes are spaced along the seam so that on one side of the fabric the stitches are spaced apart, i.e. the thread is alternately visible and invisible whereas on the opposite side the thread is continuously visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: Complett S.p.A.
    Inventor: Roberto Conti