Sewn Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 112/402)
  • Publication number: 20150147519
    Abstract: A weighted tarp for providing a waterproof covering that can remain in position without the need for cables, bungee cords, external weights, or other fasteners. The tarp includes a multi-layer sheet having a first and second layer of waterproof or water-resistant material. The first and second layers are coextensive and are preferably secured to one another via an adhesive. A plurality of weights is disposed between the first and second sheets. The weights are preferably flat disks and are arranged in a grid, such that the weights are spaced at fixed intervals. The weights help to maintain the tarp in a desired position without the need for additional fasteners, and the weights serve to evenly distribute the weight of the tarp. The tarp includes grommets on the perimeter or corners thereof, allowing the user to further secure the tarp using cables, if so desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Siegel
  • Publication number: 20150107505
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for forming a dry lamination for a composite fiber material structure, for example a wind turbine blade, includes cutting at least two plies of composite fiber material according to a predetermined pattern, arranging the at least two cut plies of composite fiber material in a predetermined arrangement relative to each other, stitching the at least two cut plies together using a thread to secure the at least two cut plies in the predetermined arrangement to form the dry lamination, and spooling the dry lamination into a single roll. The dry lamination can then be transported without misaligning the plies and placed into a resin infusion tool without requiring manual placement of individual plies of composite fiber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Neil Rohin Gupta, Terry Buelna
  • Patent number: 8844455
    Abstract: Buoyed mats for reservoir vapor management are described. In one aspect, the buoyed biomats are made from an interconnected structure comprising biomass materials. A support structure is attached to the interconnected biomass. Floatable components are attached to the support structure to facilitate flotation of the mats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Abdulmohsen Alshaikh, Abdullah Ghazi M. Al-Rehaili, Saleh A. Alhasson
  • Publication number: 20140272266
    Abstract: Multi layered covering material for upholstery solves above referenced technical problem by combining two materials: one which is friendly to skin or to touch, and prone to stretching or other types of shape change under environmental influence, and one which is not—so friendly material can perform function of being friendly, and the other material provides support so friendly material would not change its shape even if, for example, wet. This patent application also covers process for making multi covering material for elements making furniture more comfortable comprising upholstery, cushions, blankets, and similar elements, said multi layered covering material comprising steps of aligning outer layer (1) comprised of at least one user friendly material prone to change shape under environmental influence, preferably moisture over inner layer (2) comprised of material essentially resistant to shape change under environmental influence, and connecting said layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BOXMARK LEATHER d.o.o
    Inventor: Nino Svilar
  • Patent number: 8833829
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein. The method including the steps of: a) penetrating an outer skin layer, a substrate layer and an intermediary layer of the interior component with an awl to form a piercing therethrough; b) retracting the awl from the outer skin layer, the substrate layer and the intermediary layer; c) inserting a needle through the piercing through the substrate layer, the intermediary layer and the outer skin layer to grasp a thread positioned on the outer skin layer; d) pulling the thread through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; e) looping the thread with a previous stitch passed through the outer skin layer, the intermediary layer and the substrate layer; f) advancing the interior component to another position; and g) repeating steps a-f until a predetermined amount of stitches are applied to the interior component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Inteva Products LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Joseph Anthony Massetti
  • Patent number: 8834984
    Abstract: A disinfecting cleaning wipe of stitch-bonded construction. The wipe includes a stitching substrate of fibrous nonwoven material having a mass per unit area of not more than 30 grams per square meter. A first plurality of stitching yarns is disposed in stitched relation through the stitching substrate in a pattern of substantially parallel linear stitch lines extending in a first direction across the stitching substrate. At least a second plurality of stitching yarns is disposed in stitched relation through the stitching substrate in a repeating zigzag pattern to define a first group of surface yarn float segments extending diagonally between stitch positions at opposing linear stitch lines. A disinfecting solution at least partially saturates the cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 8739711
    Abstract: A micro-optic security device that employs one or more planar arrangements of stitched icons and that projects at any given viewing angle one or more synthetically magnified images, is provided. The synthetically magnified image(s) constitutes either a single or multipart image(s) that optionally changes to a different image(s) as the security device is tilted, or as the viewing angle changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Crane Security Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul F. Cote
  • Publication number: 20130291311
    Abstract: A ventilating pad with buffer and elastic support is formed by connecting an underlying layer, a middle layer and a surface layer with one another, characterized in that the underlying layer is disposed under the middle layer, and the middle layer is disposed under the surface layer, and the middle layer comprises a plurality of elastic protrusions protruded from the top of the middle layer, and the surface layer is attached flatly with the middle layer and along the direction of the elastic protrusion of the middle layer, and a gap is formed between two adjacent elastic protrusions, such that a downwardly concave air passage is formed between the adjacent elastic protrusions, such that the application of the ventilating pad will not cause sweltering or discomfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Chieh Wang
  • Publication number: 20130276805
    Abstract: A fleece for a smokeless tobacco pouch is disclosed. The fleece comprises a material and at least one thread attached to said material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Michele Mola
  • Publication number: 20130255103
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130254968
    Abstract: A reversible garment with at least three different exterior configurations, where the garment does not use zippers or other fasteners. A special stitch is used to obscure the binding of the layers comprising the garment in any configuration the garment is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Rogan Gregory, Scott Mackinlay Hahn
  • Patent number: 8444792
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing aerogenerator blades that avoids or reduces some formation deficiencies existing in the traditional methods of manufacturing aerogenerator blades. The method comprises: positioning at least one support plate (2) on a plug (3) corresponding to a predetermined shape of at least a portion of the blade; removably fixing the support plate (2) to the plug (3); stacking a plurality of layers (1) of at least one material over the support plate (2); stitching the plurality of layers (1) to the support plate (2); displacing the plurality of layers (1) stitched to the support plate (2) into a mold (4), the mold (4) having a shape corresponding to the counter shape of the plug (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Tecsis Tecnologia E Sistemas Avançados Ltda
    Inventor: Leo Ossanai
  • Publication number: 20120317837
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to the field of waterproofing, and, more specifically, to waterproof footwear and methods of waterproofing a stitch line in footwear. In various embodiments, methods are provided for waterproofing a seam in an article of footwear by positioning an uncured rubber tape between the layers to be stitched, stitching the seam through the uncured rubber tape, and at least partially curing the rubber tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Xiao Dong Liu, Yi Jiang Wei, Peng Cheng Xia
  • Publication number: 20120174300
    Abstract: A ballistic performance and trauma reduction system for soft body armor including a solid plastic sheet cut into multiple sections of geometric designs which overlap and are stitched to one or more layers of woven or non-woven ballistic fabric contained within a ballistic package of the soft body armor. Energy is transmitted through the ballistic sheets to the plastic sheet improving ballistic performance and reducing trauma to the wearer's body, resulting in safer, thinner and lighter armor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Weber, David G. Miller
  • Patent number: 8206944
    Abstract: A novel dry stick device construction for the determination of an analyte in a sample is provided. The device comprises: (i) optionally a solid support, (ii) at least one reagent pad comprising a reagent or a combination of reagents capable of reacting with the analyte, a derivative of said analyte or an indicator compound for said analyte to provide a detectable signal when in a moistened state, the at least one reagent pad providing a first environment for said reagent(s), said first environment permitting an improved storage stability of the reagent(s) and dry stick device when in a non-moistened state, and (iii) a regulating pad being in contact with the at least one reagent pad, the regulating pad creating a second environment for said reagent(s), when in a moistened state, said second environment permitting an increased rate of reaction between the analyte and the reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Lattec I/S
    Inventor: Kim Clausen
  • Publication number: 20120100354
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intermediate product intended for the production of a composite part in combination with a resin matrix, formed by at least two unidirectional sets of reinforcing yarns, the yams of each set extending in a different direction, whereby the sets are interlinked by means of stitching or knitting using at least one stitching or knitting yarn. The invention is characterized in that the stitching or knitting yarn has a yarn count of less than or equal to 30 dTex, preferably less than or equal to 25 dTex, in accordance with standard EN ISO 2060.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: HEXCEL REINFORCEMENTS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Patrick Henrat
  • Patent number: 8021735
    Abstract: A stitchbonded fabric has a regionally segmented base layer in which one or more physical properties in at least one region is substantially different from those of another region. Typical physical properties that can differ among substrate regions include density, basis weight, chemical composition, thickness, porosity, permeability, elongation, elasticity, tensile strength, barrier properties, dyeability, abrasion resistance, and texture. The stitchbonded fabric thus has an improved combination of properties. In one aspect the base layer is discontinuous such that at least one region is devoid of all substrate material. The base layer is stitched continuously over its full extent such that all regions including open areas devoid of substrate material are stitched. The stitchbonded fabric with a discontinuous base layer advantageously can provide enhanced stretch capability to the overall fabric, especially in the cross direction and is particularly useful for stretchable skirts of mattress covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xymid, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen H. Tsiarkezos
  • Publication number: 20110151179
    Abstract: A semi-finished product used to mold a composite part including at least one dry laminar reinforcing layer that is designed to be impregnated with an impregnation matrix by liquid injection/infusion. The semi-finished product includes a thermoplastic layer, at least locally, where the properties of the component materials provide the future molded part, at least locally, with the required properties; since the thermoplastic layer has been stitched to at least one reinforcing layer using at least one yarn crossing through the perforations in said thermoplastic layer and in at least one reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Nikolaus Bätge, Patricia Parlevliet, Christian Weimer
  • Publication number: 20110039290
    Abstract: A novel dry stick device construction for the determination of an analyte in a sample is provided. The device comprises: (i) optionally a solid support, (ii) at least one reagent pad comprising a reagent or a combination of reagents capable of reacting with the analyte, a derivative of said analyte or an indicator compound for said analyte to provide a detectable signal when in a moistened state, the at least one reagent pad providing a first environment for said reagent(s), said first environment permitting an improved storage stability of the reagent(s) and dry stick device when in a non-moistened state, and (iii) a regulating pad being in contact with the at least one reagent pad, the regulating pad creating a second environment for said reagent(s), when in a moistened state, said second environment permitting an increased rate of reaction between the analyte and the reagent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kim Clausen
  • Publication number: 20110036282
    Abstract: A micro-optic security device that employs one or more planar arrangements of stitched icons and that projects at any given viewing angle one or more synthetically magnified images, is provided. The synthetically magnified image(s) constitutes either a single or multipart image(s) that optionally changes to a different image(s) as the security device is tilted, or as the viewing angle changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Paul F. Cote
  • Publication number: 20110030596
    Abstract: A flat seam construction made up of a number of sequentially formed stitches and formed on a portion of one or more stitchable materials is disclosed. Each stitch has two outer threads, formed into first and second outer thread loops, and at least one inner thread, formed into at least one inner thread loop. Each of the inner and outer thread loops transversely penetrate the one or more stitchable materials. Each of the inner and outer thread loops have a bight portion engaging a bottom surface of the one or more stitchable materials. At least one looper thread is formed on the bottom surface, and arranged such that, the at least one looper thread passes between the bottom surface and at least one of the bight portions. At least one decorative thread is visible on a top surface of the seam construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE SEATING, INC.
    Inventors: Olivier Boinais, Yelena Gonopolskaya, Lola Lafferty, Leonardo L. Gomes, Etienne Poulet
  • Patent number: 7775170
    Abstract: A process makes stitchbonded fabric having a regionally segmented discontinuous base layer of webs of substrate material extending in the machine direction which webs are laterally separated by a region devoid of substrate material. The region devoid of substrate is formed prior to stitching by either (a) slitting the substrate and folding the material adjacent the slits outwardly in contact with substrate material outboard of the slit, or (b) slitting the substrate while applying tension in the machine direction that moves adjacent lips of the slit material away from each other. Once the discontinuous base layer is formed, threads are stitched through the laterally separated webs of substrate material and the intermediate region devoid of substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Xymid L.L.C.
    Inventor: Dimitri P. Zafiroglu
  • Publication number: 20100170621
    Abstract: An assembly for attaching SMT stencils to a substrate, which includes: a stencil (30) having a plurality of evenly distributed holes along its periphery. The assembly further includes a frame (10) for receiving the stencil (30) and a mesh substrate, attached to the frame. A unified structure of the stencil with the mesh is formed by sewing machine, which thread through the holes of the stencil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Hilel Shnaps, Asaf Katz, Tsafrir Sasson
  • Publication number: 20100127487
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention provides a sewing structure of a facing sheet member for covering a vehicle seat. The facing sheet member is formed by sewing a plurality of facing sheet pieces together at respective end parts thereof. Each of the facing sheet pieces includes a surface member and a pad member laminated on the surface member. In the end part of each of the facing sheet pieces, at least a part of the pad member is removed or the pad member is not laminated on the surface member. The plurality of facing sheet pieces are sewed together using the surface members at the end parts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoko KAMO, Kunio NISHIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20090223427
    Abstract: The following information relates to new process of recycling garments. Although the concept of recycling garments is not new, the new process and the results of those process are both new and unexpected. Rarely is the recycling of garments as practical and as easy as the process to be presented. Additionally, these process of recycling can enable apparel manufacturers, sewing boutiques, and even home sewers, to save money and time. Benefits include sewing as little as possible while having the effect that much sewing has taken place. Another gain includes the prospect of recycling garments that failed quality control inspections due to slight imperfections. By utilizing the new process, a marketable children's apparel line can emerge, from what would normally be a loss. Consider the benefits of a new children's apparel line almost completely sewn before the recycling process begin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Cristi Turney
  • Publication number: 20080000407
    Abstract: A body-shaping dress is disclosed. The body-shaping dress is produced by a process including a step of softening a fabric. The fabric has a thickness of about 280 to about 600 den. About 22 to about 56 percent of the fabric is made of a synthetic and elastic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventor: Yi-Ping Lawrence
  • Patent number: 7287478
    Abstract: An airbag cushion having a novel seam structure including either a tri-stitch fold-over seam structure or a double-stitch fold-over seam structure. The novel seam structure allows airbag cushions to be manufactured by using low tenacity yarns, preferably in the range of between about 40 cN/tex and about 65 cN/tex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Ramesh Keshavaraj, Michael D. Hurst, William J. Martin
  • Patent number: 6967052
    Abstract: A stitched yarn surface structure includes a backing having decorative upper surface and a thickness dimension T of at least two (2) millimeters. The backing exhibits a predetermined compressive resistance Rb. Plural rows of face yarn segments cover at least a portion of the decorative upper surface of the backing, with adjacent face yarn segments being spaced apart by a predetermined minimum spacing dimension S. The yarns forming the face yarn segments have a predetermined compressive resistance Ry. The compressive resistance Rb, the compressive resistance Ry, and the spacing S are selected such that a load of up to one hundred (100) pounds per square inch (psi) imposed on the stitched yarn surface structure by a loading member is able to be borne by the stitched yarn surface structure without allowing contact between the member and the decorative upper surface of the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Invista North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Dimitri Zafiroglu
  • Patent number: 6811849
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile web, especially a textile-covered web for a paper-making machine, which, viewed from a transverse direction, is provided with several web sections (6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 27, 28) that extend parallel to one another in a lengthwise direction and are aligned adjacent to one another, with their lateral edges (9, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 29, 30) being attached to one another via fasteners (15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 33, 34). This textile web is characterized in that the adjacent lateral edges (10, 11, 21, 22, 29, 30) follow a meandering course with alternating projections (13, 23, 31) and recesses (14, 24, 32), and the web sections (6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 27, 28) are interlocked with one another via these projections (13, 23, 31) and recesses (14, 24, 32), and in that the fasteners (15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 33, 34) connect the projections (13, 23, 31) to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Thomas Josef Heimbach Gesellschaft mit Beschrankter Haftung & Co.
    Inventor: Walter Best
  • Publication number: 20020050036
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shrink fabric, and a shrink fabric to be used for filtering. The method is used for manufacturing a shrink fabric (1, 1′) comprising a seam assembly (4) which is substantially diagonal with respect to the lateral direction of the shrink fabric (1, 1′). When arranged in place onto a drum filter, the seam assembly (4) of the shrink fabric (1, 1′) is substantially diagonal with respect to the lateral direction of the drum (2) of the drum filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: Aulis Perala, Eino Sorri
  • Patent number: 5925441
    Abstract: Items of clothing that have a predetermined shape that is maintained when not being worn, including a shell and a waterproof, breathable inner layer. The shell comprises an outer closely woven synthetic fabric, a relatively high-tensile-strength stratum printed on the inner face thereof and covering from 10 to 90% of the surface of the inner face, and fluorocarbon impregnation thereof. The stratum may be printed in a variety of patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: Blauer Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Blauer, Charles Blauer, Mark A. Mordecai
  • Patent number: 5832852
    Abstract: A method of forming cushions by needle punching is demonstrated in which superior structural integrity is achieved without adhesives or other external fasteners. The process is economical and utilizes polyurethane foam which is mechanically bound by needle punching to various polymeric fibers. In an alternate embodiment of the process, the needle punching causes the fibers to penetrate the foam block at an angle to the vertical for greater mechanical bonding between the fiber layer and the foam block. The cushion so formed by the various processes can be covered or upholstered as needed for furniture seating and other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: CINCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Tornero, S. David Gray
  • Patent number: 5786283
    Abstract: A strip for dental plastic retainers or plastic dental prosthesis consisting of at least 4 and at most 8 interconnected layers of endless threads which possess a yarn count of less than 1 tex; the strip possesses a thickness of maximum 500 .mu.m; the endless fibers of a layer (10) consist preferably of colorless glass fibers in which the cross linkage of the resin which beds-in the fibers is simplified by the effects of light. Preferably, each individual layer consists of a strip whose warp threads (11) and weft yarns (12) are combined to a woven strip in the form of a plain fabric weave bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventor: Geri Borer
  • Patent number: 5650211
    Abstract: A quilt design planner in the form of relatively thin but substantially rigid panels or strips having a grid marking on an upwardly exposed surface thereof positioned in overlying relation to the sashings and/or borders on the quilt top to enable a quilter to more effectively plan the design to be formed on the sashings and/or borders prior to making any marks on the quilt top. The panels or strips having the grid marking thereon have an easily erasable surface on which designs may be formed by using templates or stencils and a marking pencil or other marker. This enables a quilter to form, lay out and adjust the design on the panels or strips with the planned design overlying the sashing and/or borders around each block of the quilt top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Minabess P. Randolph
  • Patent number: 5408700
    Abstract: An inner lining fabric of reduced thickness and having a down-fill composition for use as an inner lining in an article of apparel and a method of making the inner lining fabric is disclosed. A patterned envelope is formed and defines a pouch in which down or a down composition is inserted and distributed substantially evenly within the envelope. The envelope is then compressed in portions thereof and stitch seams are formed to define a quilt pattern of closely spaced stitch lines to reduce the loft of the down-fill composition by at least twice the normal loft thereof. This procedure is repeated over the entire envelope whereby the inner lining fabric has at least half the thickness of the normal loft of the down-fill composition. The inner lining fabric may have portions thereof with quilting defining surface areas of different portions to vary the thermal insulating value of different portions of the inner lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Fabco Trading Corp.
    Inventors: Ronnie Reuben, Brian Shea
  • Patent number: 5279878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flame barrier made of a nonwoven fabric of partially graphitized polyacrylonitrile fibers having a weight per unit area of 40 to 100 g/m.sup.2 and a maximum thhickness of 1.8 mm. The nonwoven fabric is bonded with highly energetic water jets. The flame barrier can be used as a component of a planar multi-layer structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg
    Inventors: Walter Fottinger, Jurgen Knoke, Peter Grynaeus, Werner Schafer
  • Patent number: 5192600
    Abstract: A stitchbonded comfort fabric is disclosed that is absorbent, durable and quick-drying. The fabric is made up of an absorbent, evaporation-reservoir layer and a nonabsorbent, transport layer. The evaporation-reservoir layer comprises a nonwoven web that is stitched with at least one bulkable stitching yarn. The transport layer weighs at least 10 gms/sq m and can be formed from a network of fibrous stitching yarns that do not significantly absorb water and do not exhibit stitching gaps wider than 3 mm. The resulting fabric has a basis weight of between 20 and 120 gm/sq. m, a bulk of at least 10 cc/gm and the capability of absorbing at least 5 times its weight in water. The fabric is useful in intimate apparel, underwear, swimwear, sports shirting, headbands and comfort linings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gene J. Pontrelli, Dimitri P. Zafiroglu
  • Patent number: 5150660
    Abstract: A new material useful for making clothing apparel and apparel accessories having a good hand and substantial feel which comprises an outer layer of a non-woven spun bonded olefin to which is sewn or bonded a fabric liner layer of natural or synthetic fibers or blends thereof which optionally may be fleeced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Ty-Breakers Corp.
    Inventor: Charles P. Kuczynski
  • Patent number: 5021280
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite fabric which will provide insulating properties in the presence of water and which will also permit the passage of perspiration therethrough. The fabric includes a first layer of a water-impermeable insulating material, two layers of a wicking fabric, such layers being positioned adjacent the inner and outer surfaces of the first layer, and a plurality of wicking threads passing through the first layer and securing the wicking fabric layers to the first layer. The insulating layer helps prevent water from reaching the wearer. Perspiration from the wearer is picked up by the inner wicking layer and transferred by capillary action through the threads to the outer wicking layer from which it can evaporate to the atmosphere. If desired the outer wicking layer can be covered by a liquid-water impermeable but water-vapor permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence
    Inventors: Brian Farnworth, Rita M. Crow
  • Patent number: 5008141
    Abstract: A cushioning material for mattresses is formed by needling a pile of crimped fibers to form a flat board, and then continuously and alternately bending the flat board to form a corrugated web. The corrugated web thus formed has a number of side-by-side contact portions and a number of bent portions connecting the side-by-side contact portions. The bent portions thus form a relatively soft surface portion of the cushioning material, and the side-by-side contact portions provide a moderately rigid portion of the cushioning material. The corrugated web may be held together by sewing, bonding or welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tokihito Shinozuka
  • Patent number: 5003902
    Abstract: A liquid proof seam construction is provided. A double needle flat-felled seam is constructed having a melt adhesive polymer film disposed within the seam. The seam is then passed through a hot air/pressure device which melts the film and compresses the seam. This forms a liquid, e.g. waterproof, bond between adjacent layers of material and also fills up any area around the stitching formed by needle holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: Superior Surgical Manufacturing Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald M. Benstock, Nathan L. Belkin, Robert Green
  • Patent number: 4889063
    Abstract: A multilayer textile article for the production of laminated materials has layers each consisting of a two-directional cloth, the layers being joined together by a third thread extending in a direction inclined to the direction in which the threads of the layers extend. According to the invention the third thread forms a continuous stitching (C), the stitching extending helically from one end of the layers to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Brochier S.A.
    Inventors: Bruno Bompard, Christian Debaille, Alain Bruyere
  • Patent number: 4774120
    Abstract: A multiple-end weft-insertion process which is capable of achieving extremely high yarn density which is uniform in plys of structural fabrics is disclosed, making use of conventional machinery and systems. Yarn is transferred from a shuttle to yarn transfer elements spaced a sufficient distance apart to avoid damage to the yarn, and then transferred to yarn holding elements. Each successive pass of the shuttle is adjusted by moving the yarn transfer element parallel to the holding elements, so as to overlap each band deposited by the shuttle. The amount of movement necessary to achieve any desired density is calculated according to established parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Xerkon, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Vees, Michael T. Fiedler
  • Patent number: 4427472
    Abstract: A secondary pattern 40 having a mirror image relationship to an applique design of a primary pattern is produced and adhered to the underside 20b of a background fabric 20. Crudely cut segments 42 of fabric material are positioned on the upperside 20a of the background fabric 20 and sewed thereto with a thread of contrasting color in accordance with the secondary pattern 40 on the underside of the background fabric 20. The stitches 44 produced with the contrasting thread are used as precision guides for trimming excess portions of the fabric segments 42 so that each piece assumes its desired shape in accordance with the primary pattern. The stitches 44 produced by sewing with the contrasting thread are also used as precision guides for final applique stitching 50 with a further thread to secure each design component fabric piece (22, 24, 26, 28) to the background fabric and, where desirable, to conceal stitches 44 made with the contrasting thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventor: Rosemary Trager
  • Patent number: 4386980
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for forming a quilt and a sheet of backing material from which backing pieces used in the method can be separated. The backing sheet has a plurality of outlines of one or more predetermined designs on one face and an adhesive on the other face. Each outline corresponds to a backing piece. The backing pieces are cut from the sheet of backing material and adhered to respective fabric pieces. Each fabric piece and adhered backing piece is cut along the predetermined outline into a predetermined design of the respective backing piece to form respective quilting pieces. Two quilting pieces are placed in a face to face overlapping relationship with edge portions of the two quilting pieces which are intended to be joined adjacent to each other and, in the case of curved edge portions, confronting each other. The two quilting pieces are temporarily secured together along a predetermined seam line by pinning or tacking, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Marguerite Trading Co. Pty. Limited
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. D. Fitzpatrick, Matthew F. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 4007152
    Abstract: A sealing material for the prevention of water-leakage used in, for example, waterproofed fabric and various building and construction materials is provided.The sealing material consists of (a) a water-insoluble partially saponified polyvinyl alcohol having a saponification degree of 35 to 65% by mole and a number average polymerization degree of 500 to 3,500, and (b) 5 to 100 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of said partially saponified polyvinyl alcohol, of a mixture of glycerin and the glyceryl ester of a carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yosikazu Kosaka, Makoto Kounosu, Masaaki Kondo
  • Patent number: 3975562
    Abstract: A textile floor covering consisting of a textile layer, to the carrier layer of which the pile has been applied, and a bottom of thermoplastic foam, wherein the textile layer is directly connected with a thermoplastic foamed sheeting of polymerizates as a bottom, the polymerizates being selected from a group consisting of ethylene polymerizate, ethylene vinylacetate copolymerizate, and a mixture of ethylene polymerizate and ethylene vinylacetate copolymerizate, the foamed sheeting having a thickness of between 1.5 and 10 mm and a density of 0.10 to 0.40 g/cm.sup.3, preferably from 0.15 to 0.20 g/cm.sup.3.A method for producing a textile floor covering consisting of a textile layer, to the carrier layer of which the pile has been applied, and a bottom of thermoplastic foam, wherein the textile layer is applied directly to a foamed sheeting of polymerizates, as defined above, by means of thermolaminating, welding, sewing or stitch-bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1976
    Assignee: VEB Leuna-Werke "Walter Ulbricht"
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Madebach, Otto Wittenburg, Gerd Wilde, Werner Taube, Werner Lauterberg, Dieter Barthel, Dieter Pape, Gerhard Gerstner, Joachim Antemann
  • Patent number: 3954074
    Abstract: Disclosed is a textile fabric having a backing material unsuitable for heat transfer printing and a surface material that is suitable for heat transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1976
    Inventor: Arno Edgar Wildeman