Specific Strand Arrangement Or Relationship Patents (Class 112/415)
  • Patent number: 10729187
    Abstract: A support shirt comprising a shirt body and a pair of shirt body sleeves positioned adjacent to an upper shirt body is provided. The sleeves are attached to the shirt body at sleeve body holes, with each of the sleeves including sleeve reinforcement regions extending at least a portion of the distance from the sleeve holes to an outer edge of the sleeves. The sleeve reinforcement regions extend substantially along a centerline extending longitudinally across the sleeves and the upper sleeve body to stabilize and provide support to the shoulders of a wearer during an upward lifting motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: John Inzer
  • Patent number: 10160184
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Xefco Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 9510628
    Abstract: A construction for a glove or other article of clothing for use in hazardous environments is disclosed, comprising a first layer comprising a laminate that includes an inner layer comprising a woven, nonwoven, or knit material, an intermediate layer comprising a barrier to the passage therethrough of liquids that overlies the inner layer, and a thermal layer affixed to and overlying the intermediate layer in at least a portion of a bridge area. The thermal layer is approximately 0.30 mm thick. The construction also includes a second layer attached to and overlying the first layer to form an outer portion for the glove or other article of clothing. The first layer and the second layer combined provides a thermal protection performance (TPP) of at least approximately 75% greater than a reference combination of the first and the second layer that does not include the thermal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas G. Ragan
  • Patent number: 9352516
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing a scrim. The method includes depositing several band sections next to one another on a conveyor device that at least temporarily moves in a direction of transport. The direction of transport is oriented at a predetermined angle to a band direction and each band section has a front edge running in the band direction and a rear edge running in the band direction. The method also includes placing the band sections so that the rear edge of a first band section is adjacent the front edge of a second band section, calculating a rear-edge shape of the first band section and a front-edge shape of the second band section and placing the second band section on the conveyor device relative to the first band section as a function of a relation between the front-edge shape and the rear-edge shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Tobias Leimcke, Thomas Heinecke
  • 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: 8685521
    Abstract: The invention provides a stitchbonded nonwoven fabric comprising a nonwoven web, stitches of a first yarn, and stitches of a second yarn wherein the first yarn comprises polyester bicomponent fibers exhibiting latent crimp and comprising poly(ethylene terephthalate) and poly(trimethylene terephthalate). The invention further provides a process for making such stitch-bonded nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Invista North America S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Takeshi Yanagawase, Takasaburo Isshiki
  • Patent number: 8393282
    Abstract: A sewn product comprises fabrics having conductive yarns inserted each in a warp direction and a weft direction and disposed in a lattice at intervals, wherein at least two stitches in at least one place of seam are provided with a stitch interval of not more than 5 mm, and a surface resistance (R) between two points separated by 30 cm across at least one seam is according to the formula: R?1.0×1012?. A sewn product comprises fabrics having conductive yarns inserted each in a warp direction and a weft direction and disposed in a lattice at intervals, wherein in at least one place of seam a number of piles of clothing fabrics of seam allowance is 5 or more, and a surface resistance (R) between two points separated by 30 cm across at least one seam is R?1.0×1012?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Fujita, Kenji Akizuki, Takashi Daikyoji
  • Patent number: 8234990
    Abstract: Methods for making a self-conforming non-crimp fabric involving tailoring at least a first parameter to anchor the fabric and at least a second parameter to provide conformability of the fabric, the first and second parameters selected from stitch type, stitch spacing, stitch density, stitch material, stitch weight, stitch tension, and combinations of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ming Xie, Brian Stephens, Johnny Ray Gentry, Elliott Schulte
  • Patent number: 7444950
    Abstract: Polyamide fiber is used for its high resistance properties, where together with the described processes for producing polyamide fiber woof, the result is a strong, resistant and versatile material. There are two main processes for producing polyamide fiber woof: 1. Substituting the fine, cotton, transversal threads in the original polyamide fibre strong, secure, transversal sustaining stitching. 2. By the process of net woofing. The invention uses as its starting material, raw and vulcanized polyamide fiber weave. This is found as refuse from the process of manufacturing tires and seat belts. Polyamide fiber woof is suitable for use in clothes, shoes, jewels, jewelry, wigs and objects of decoration and art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Marcia Luiza Freitas Ganem
  • Patent number: 6800159
    Abstract: In a method of cutting a cloth of the invention, a cloth woven by warps and wefts is cut at 45 to 55 degrees to divide the cloth into a left-to-right cutting bias portion and a right-to-left cutting bias portion as bias cloths. The left-to-right cutting bias portion has a left-to-right stretching direction, and the right-to-left cutting bias portion has a right-to-left stretching direction. Then, the right-to-left cutting bias portion and the left-to-right cutting bias portion are cut into bias front cloths, bias adhesive core pieces, bias adhesive tapes, and bias linings. By crossing the bias core pieces or the like having the different stretching directions and bonding to a stretchable cloth, a stable stretchability and tension can be given to the stretchable cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Mitsuru Itoh
  • Patent number: 5667613
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a machine for producing a reinforcement in the form of a block for a composite component formed by said reinforcement embedded in a cured matrix.According to the invention, said block (B) is made up by continuously forming a succession of superposed sheets, and the machine, comprising a stand provided with a subframe and with uprights for mounting at least one frame which can move along said uprights, capable of receiving a thread laying-down tool which can move in a plane transverse to said uprights, is noteworthy in that it comprises an additional frame (6) which can move along said uprights (4) and is provided with pegs (9) for hooking on said straight portions of thread (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Aerospatiale Societe Nationale Industrielle
    Inventors: Lucien Fantino, Georges Cahuzac
  • Patent number: 5523141
    Abstract: An extensible composite fabric including a multiplicity of continuous fibers extending in one direction and distorted into aligned, locally parallel, curved paths for imparting extensibility to the fabric in that direction, and a method and apparatus for making such a composite fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1996
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald C. Fyler
  • Patent number: 5277959
    Abstract: An improved composite flexible blanket insulation comprising top silicon carbide having an interlock design, wherein the reflective shield is composed of single or double aluminized polyamide and wherein the polyamide film has a honeycomb pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Demetrius A. Kourtides, David M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4917756
    Abstract: The machine comprises a frame (1, 2, 3, 4), a rotary mandrel (15) mounted on a horizontal shaft (14), a vertical arm (12) having a detachable work device (20) at the lower end of the arm, and means (M1, M2, M3) for shifting the arm (12) along three orthogonal axes (X, Y, Z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Aerospatiale Societe Nationale Industrielle
    Inventors: Georges J. J. Cahuzac, Francois Monget
  • Patent number: 4911973
    Abstract: According to this invention, there is provided a reinforcement blanket having a plurality of layers of fiber-reinforcement materials sewn together. The sewing together of the various layers of the fiber-reinforcement materials provides a plurality of channels extending through the reinforcement blanket. The reinforcement blanket can be shaped into a preform or can be used directly as a reinforcement in a molding process. The channels in the reinforcement blanket aid in distributing a matrix resin during an impregnation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
    Inventor: Sidney G. Dunbar
  • Patent number: 4840838
    Abstract: A high temperature filter felt comprising a scrim and an entangled batt. The machine-direction component of the scrim is made up of intermeshed continuous filament yarns which are 40 to 75% glass fibers and 25 to 60% poly(tetrafluoroethylene) fibers. The fiber of the cross-machine direction component of the scrim is glass, poly(tetrafluoroethylene), aramid, polyacrylate, polyphenylene sulfide or blends of these fibers or the bulked yarn previously described at the machine-direction yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Kurt H. Wyss
  • Patent number: 4445951
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite material in which layers of reinforcing filaments are stitched across with filaments of a thermoplastic polymer and then interposed between sheets of the same thermoplastic polymer as that used to stitch across the reinforcing filaments. The resultant stack is then heated under pressure for sufficient time for the thermoplastic polymer to impregnate the reinforcing filaments whereupon the thus formed composite is cooled under compression in order to avoid any distortion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Limited
    Inventors: David J. Lind, Joyce Richards
  • Patent number: 4059468
    Abstract: A stack formed by layers of bidimensional fabrics or layers of parallel threads extending alternately from one layer to the next in a first direction and a second direction is sewn in parallel lines by means of a thread which extends in a third direction. The layers are stacked on a support of pyrolyzable material, the stack and the support being sewn by means of the thread which extends in the third direction. The assembly thus obtained is subjected to a temperature between 800.degree. C and 1200.degree. C in a stream of gaseous hydrocarbon in order to pyrolyze the material which constitutes the support and to deposit pyrolytic carbon on the threads which form the three-dimensional fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1977
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventor: Bernard Bouillon