With Strip Sewn In Or Over Seam Or Over Edge (e.g., Welt Or Stay) Patents (Class 112/418)
  • Patent number: 10099450
    Abstract: A lightweight multilayer flame barrier includes alternating layers of a metal foil and an insulation layer to form a barrier layer. The metal foils may be configured on both the barrier surface and the interior surface. A barrier layer may be attached or coupled to a support layer. The lightweight multilayer flame barrier may be configured as a portable shelter that can be carried by fire service people and therefore may be lightweight and thin to enable compact storage and transport. The lightweight multilayer flame barrier may provide high convective exposure time in a thin lightweight composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen D Miller
  • Patent number: 9682512
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Patent number: 9327754
    Abstract: A hauling tarpaulin for landscaping and similar uses is composed of a flexible first sheet of fiber-reinforced plastics material and a flexible second sheet of plastics material. The first and second sheets are connected to each other with the top face of the second sheet in facing contact with the bottom face of the first sheet. The second sheet has smooth bottom face, a thickness greater than the thickness of the first sheet, and a flexibility allowing both sheets to be rolled or folded for storage. The sheets are secured to each other by rows of stitching, and the stitching is protected from abrasion by protective strips. The stitching passes through intermediate strips to which the protective strips are secured by an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MC Inventors, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mastromatto, Frank Cerminara, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130228422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling, by means of sewing, two ends (2, 3) of a conveyor belt (1) consisting of a carcass (4) and a covering (5), said method including the following steps: preparing the ends so as to impart a suitable shape thereto; depositing the covering over a predetermined length of each of the ends; sewing, along a predetermined sewing field, in order to assemble the two carcasses; and positioning a covering so as to cover the seam. The ends of said belt to be assembled have a toothed or staggered shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Herve Mathieu, Daniel Roessner, Jean-Yves Drean, Jean-Francois Osselin
  • Publication number: 20120279431
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guiding device for guiding an oblong intermediate element while joining at least two decorative elements by means of this intermediate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Penisch
  • Publication number: 20110315180
    Abstract: Provided are a lightweight, compact reinforcing tape capable of improving a tensile strength. A reinforcing tape for reinforcing a tensile strength of a cloth includes weft threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, and warp threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, wherein a part of the warp threads are made of a high-strength fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Finetrack
    Inventor: Yotaro Kanayama
  • Patent number: 7434272
    Abstract: Liquidproof seams are formed between laminates, most preferably those having a complex textile structure on the sealing side of the laminate, where at least a portion of the complex textile in the sealing region is removed, such as by skiving, to reduce the thickness in the seam, or sealing region, prior to the creation of a durably sealed liquidproof seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory E. Hannon, William G. Hardie, Timothy J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7401829
    Abstract: An automobile interior component includes a substrate component having a seam-mating section. The seam-mating section has a welt protrusion-mating channel that is useful for accurately position a welt strip. The automobile interior component further includes a trim cover having at least one join seam. A welt strip having a welt protrusion section is attached to the trim cover. The welt strip allows positioning of the trim cover over the substrate in that the welt protrusion section is positioned in the welt protrusion-mating channel. A method for manufacturing the automobile interior component is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Michalski, John Bizon
  • Patent number: 7323236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a welt for positioning between adjoining components, in particular components used in the automobile industry. The welt according to the invention comprises a welt core and a laterally protruding welt flap. The welt is characterised in that the welt flap comprises at least one fastening element integrally formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Lisa Dräxlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Dexheimer, Johann Gasslhuber, Alois Müller
  • Patent number: 7278363
    Abstract: A seam for use in joining material. The seam having a joint sew line connecting a first and second material. The seam having a cord arranged adjacent to the joint sew line. A stitch line is located adjacent to the cord, wherein the cord forms a predetermined shaped hump on an outer surface of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Irvin Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Wieczorek, William Collier
  • Patent number: 7000552
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interlining for a suit that is attached between outer cloth and inner cloth and a method for making a suit by using the same. The interlining for the suit according to the present invention includes an upper interlining being of a vertical texture, a lower interlining being of a diagonal texture, and a piece of connecting cloth for connecting the upper interlining and the lower interlining, whereby the interlining for the suit exhibits an excellent restoring force, even when it is wet in the rain or washed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Soon-Sun Kim
  • Patent number: 6884490
    Abstract: A design tape provided with one or more round bar-like protrusions each having a circular cross-section and extending parallel with each other along a central line of a surface of plain weave cloth, each of the round bar-like protrusions being constructed by making use of hollow weave fabric and having a substantially circular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignees: Arai Weaving Ltd.
    Inventor: Shintaro Arai
  • Patent number: 6694528
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminated assembly seam for an outdoor garment in accordance with the present invention, comprising: a top panel having a panel body with at least one folded edge; a bottom panel having a panel body with at least one seam edge, the seam edge being positioned below and extending beyond the folded edge of the top panel; a narrow thermally meltable compound sandwiched between the top panel body and the folded edge; a wide thermally meltable compound placed above the seam edge of the bottom panel and sandwiched between the folded edge and the seam edge of the bottom panel; a stitching line stitching through the seam edge of the bottom panel, the wide meltable polyurethane resin, the folded edge of the top panel and the narrow thermally meltable polyurethane resin without stitching through the top panel body of the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: J. Adams & Associates Limited
    Inventor: Yung Sheng Chang
  • Patent number: 5635264
    Abstract: A positioning strip (10) for positioning fabric covers (12, 14) to a cushion (16). The positioning strip (10) includes an extension (26) having a plurality of fracturable fingers (32) extending out therefrom. A detachable portion (38) is secured to all the fracturable fingers (32) at the ends (34) thereof. A notch (44) is formed in each of the ends (34) to insure the fracturable fingers (32) break away from the detachable portion (38) at the ends (34). A flange (42) supports the detachable portion (38) such that the detachable portion (38) maintains the same spatial orientation (through surface (A)) as the extension (26) of the positioning strip (10) is positioned through bends or curves in the design of the cushion (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1997
    Assignee: Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Pike, Richard L. Razey
  • Patent number: 5613247
    Abstract: A piece of trim having a hard finish is disposed adjacent the outer surface of the outer shell which is formed of fire retardant material. A thread protector is disposed adjacent the outer surface of the trim, and a thread forming a line of stitching extends through the thread protector, trim and shell to hold the trim in place. The thread includes exposed portions, and the thread protector is formed of soft material and extends away from opposite sides of the exposed portions of the thread. The thread protector also is spaced from the outer surface of the trim a greater distance than the tops of the exposed portions of the thread so that if an object approaches the sides of the exposed portions, it will first contact an edge of the thread protector and cause the thread protector to fold over the exposed portions of the thread to prevent abrasion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Globe Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: J. Robert Bowman
  • Patent number: 5540167
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a sealable cloth pouch having an opening on one side and consisting of two cloth parts to be sewn together uses several piping segments corresponding in number and length essentially to the edges of the cloth pouch which is to be stitched. The seams of the cloth pouch runs substantially linearly along the edges of the pouch into the corners thereof but not around the corners. The piping segments overlap each other in the corner areas to create substantially rounded edges. The apparatus for manufacturing the cloth pouch includes a device to feed the cloth parts together, a device to insert the various piping segments, a device to stitch the piping segments and a device to create an incision to facilitate overlapping the piping segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: TEXPA-ARBTER Maschinenbaugesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Karl Mussig, Martin Schnaus
  • Patent number: 5513403
    Abstract: A fitted sheet is designed to have a deep pocket to accommodate deeper mattresses, although the sheet may be used with mattresses of different size. An elastic binding is disposed around the lower edge of the sheet and extends along the entire length thereof. The binding is secured in place by stitching which extends through the binding and the lower edge portions of the sheet. An elastic band is disposed diagonally across each of the corners of the sheet. Each end of each of the bands is secured to the sheet by the stitching which secures the binding in place, and in addition, supplementary securing stitching in the form of a bar tack is provided for securing each end of each of the bands to the sheet to ensure that the ends of the bands do not pull away from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald E. Wooten, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5175916
    Abstract: A locator strip (10) accurately positions upholstering fabric (12) upon a seat cushion (16) in the manufacture of seats. The locator strip (10) includes an array of U-shaped pockets (30) along one edge which are separated by finger-like projections (32). A thin filament (40) is fixedly attached to the distal ends (34) of the projections (32) and is formed with notches (39) or cuts (39') between the projections (32). The locator strip (10) is sewn between the edges (18,20) of two fabrics (12,14) with thread (36) stitches passing through the pockets (30) and around the projections (32). The locator strip (10) functions to guide the edges (18,20) of the two fabric covers (12,14) into an elongated slot (22) in the cushion (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Lear Seating Corporation
    Inventor: William F. Klems
  • Patent number: 5017413
    Abstract: A covering layer of leather, textile or plastic sheet material is indirectly attached to a supporting structure, such as a seat or a dashboard, by a band-like insert which is affixed to the covering layer by one or more rows of decorative stitches and is secured to the supporting structure by a pair of rod-like securing elements and a thread, or by one or more pairs of complementary male and female detent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Poltrona Frau S.p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Moschini
  • 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: 4885828
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a method and assembly (10) for upholstering a foam cushion (16) with fabric (12, 14). A locator strip (10) accurately positions the fabric (12) upon the cushion (16). The locator strip includes an array of U-shaped pockets (30) along one edge which are separated by finger-like projections (32). A thin fracturable filament (40) is fixedly attached to the distal end (34) of the projections (32) to enclose the pockets (30). The locator strip (10) is sewn between the edges (18, 20) of two fabrics (12, 14) with thread (36) stitches passing through the pockets (30) and around the projections (32). The locator strip (10) functions to guide the edges (18, 20) of the two fabric covers (12, 14) into an elongated slot (22) in the cushion (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Lear Siegler Seating Corp.
    Inventor: Eric F. Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 4799441
    Abstract: A method of sewing a length of elastic about a garment waist opening in which after the leading end is sewn initially below and then raised to the level of and sewn for most of its length about the garment waist opening, the unattached trailing end is shifted also below the garment waist opening and sewn to the garment, so that both elastic ends, which may exhibit fraying and otherwise be unsightly, are significantly out of sight in their location below the garment waist opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Inventor: Ronald J. Boser
  • Patent number: 4637330
    Abstract: A reinforced seam and method of sewing the seam for joining adjacent fabric panels in an assembled relationship using a conventional sewing machine wherein a first panel is folded over and stitched to a reinforcing cord which extends along at least a portion of the length of the seam after which an adjacent panel is folded over the stitched fold of the first panel and a second stitch is made through both panels and the reinforcing cord. The stitches are made so that all materials extend outwardly of the throat of the sewing machine thereby enabling numerous panels to be assembled in joined relationship to form such products as sea anchors, drogue chutes, parachutes and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Inventor: Daniel C. Shewmon
  • Patent number: 4622908
    Abstract: A sleeve shaped protector for a portion of a limb is manufactured from a sheet of cloth comprising a core of resilient, porous material laminated upon both faces with a sparse fabric. The sheet is cut to suitable size and rolled into a tubular member, whereupon a strip of fabric, being substantially non-resilient in its transverse direction is laid to cover the joint between the meeting edges of the sheet. The strip and the sheet are then sewn together using a machine having at least two needles to each side of the joint, the machine further having means for criss-crossing the threads from the needle to opposite sides of the joint, across the latter, at the face of the cloth remote from the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Assignee: Volcano International Medical AB
    Inventor: Per Tranberg
  • Patent number: 4593418
    Abstract: Self-sealing seam construction for recreational fabrics and other uses reducing the tendency to permit water penetration and leaking. The seam includes the use of one of a number of overlapping type seams formed with water resistant fabrics. In the overlapped area, between the fabrics, a strip or tape of highly resilient, nontacky, weather resistant elastomeric material is provided. The seam is formed by one or more stitching lines placed so that the sewing needle penetrates not only the overlapped fabrics but the elastomeric strip as well. The highly resilient nature of the elastomeric strip causes it to stretch and eventually aperture under the action of the needle and, when the needle is withdrawn, the elastic strip tends to return to its original position thus closing the aperture tightly around the thread positioned within the aperture by the sewing needle. The result is a tightly formed seal minimizing any open area remaining from the sewing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Gene F. Simon
  • Patent number: 4576666
    Abstract: An article comprises two areas of heat-recoverable woven fabric which are joined together along a line by means of a mechanical joining arrangement, such as stitches, staples or a stitched or stapled zip, which penetrates the fabric. The direction of crimp of the area penetrated is substantially perpendicular to the line of the join, or the two areas have substantially parallel directions of crimp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1986
    Assignee: Raychem Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Harris, Kenneth B. Pithouse, Frans S. J. Van Dijck
  • Patent number: 4546497
    Abstract: The invention provides antistatic clothing suitable for wear in a room which is kept clean. The clothing, such as working clothes, work shoes, etc., manufactured from a cloth having parallel electroconductive fibers woven therein, features the incorporation of an electroconductive material at overlapped or butt-joined seams between the pieces of cloth forming the clothing to ensure a perfect electrostatic connection of all the pieces of the clothing to minimize static charging on both the clothing and the wearer's body while preventing dust from gathering on the clothing to avoid dust from becoming a cause of problems such as electrostatic breakdown of circuit elements in a semiconductor integrated circuit production plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Midori Anzen Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ono, Koichi Okoshi
  • Patent number: 4535017
    Abstract: The dividing wall between a heat producing compartment of a helicopter, such as a compartment in which an engine or other power mechanism is located, and the pilot's cabin is made of a sheet of fiberglass that cannot withstand being subjected to an operating temperature that is in excess of about 200.degree. C. Accordingly, the hot side of the wall is lined with one or more liner blankets, each having a mineral fiber felt core, a metal foil front layer and a glass fiber fabric rear, supporting layer. These layers are quilted together and the result is provided with a binding about the periphery. The metal foil layer terminates somewhat short of the edge in order to make the margin more compressible. Each liner blanket is attached to the wall surface by a flexible adhesive. Where two or more of the blankets are used, they are placed so close together edge-to-edge that their respective margins are compressed, by abutment with one another preventing any unprotected gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1985
    Assignees: Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm GmbH, G & H Montage GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Kuckein, Albert Mylius, Peter Bechtel, Adalbert Hofer
  • Patent number: 4481683
    Abstract: Disclosed are reversible pants which may be worn by both men and women.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Fabrilmalla, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Estruch
  • Patent number: 4194652
    Abstract: A collapsible receptacle for handling flowable materials in semi-bulk quantities comprises a generally cylindrical container supported by a sling. The container features top loading and bottom discharge. The container can be constructed of a strong weave material. Preferably, the container is constructed of a unique laminate material formed of an inner liner of polybutylene film noncontinuously adhered to an outer layer of woven polypropylene. The sling is constructed of straps of polyester webbing, which are sewn to the container so that support stresses are distributed between the sling and the container. In one embodiment, the sling includes a ring for supporting the bottom of the container and lift straps attached to the ring. The ring surrounds a unique discharge spout in the container bottom. In another embodiment, the lower ends of the lift straps include guide loops for a draw rope. The draw rope surrounds a wire tie which functions to gather and close the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Super Sack Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Williamson, Norwin C. Derby
  • Patent number: 4154884
    Abstract: A carpet binding tape comprising an inner tape part provided with loose thread pieces lying closely side by side and transversely of the longitudinal section of the inner tape part, the ends of the loose thread pieces being connected with the longitudinal edges of the inner tape part to form an outer tape part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1979
    Inventor: Jakob Jentschmann
  • Patent number: 4007835
    Abstract: A roll of a continuous strip of a non-woven fabric having on only one side thereof a heat actuatable adhesive, said fabric having at least one longitudinally running perforated line running parallel with a side edge of said fabric, said fabric being free of any surface interruptions other than perforated lines running parallel with a side edge and its use in garment manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1977
    Assignee: Pellon Corporation
    Inventor: William M. Klothe