On Specified Product Patents (Class 112/475.08)
  • Patent number: 10842211
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a heat-retaining article exhibiting excellent heat retention. This heat-retaining article (1) is configured so as to be provided with a first sheet (12), a second sheet (13), and a filler material (15) positioned between the first sheet (12) and the second sheet (13), and is characterized by being equipped with a plurality of joining sections (11) for joining the first sheet (12) and the second sheet (13) to one another, and in that the plurality of joining sections (11) are separated from one another and form a dot pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOLDWIN INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Inoue, Hirotatsu Shibata
  • Patent number: 10819038
    Abstract: Deployable reflector antenna includes a fabrication hub in which at least one additive fabrication unit disposed. The additive fabrication unit is configured to form at least one rigid structural element of a reflector antenna system. In a stowed condition, an RF reflector material comprised of a flexible webbing is disposed in a stowed configuration proximate to the fabrication hub. A fabrication control system controls the additive fabrication unit so as to form the at least one rigid structural element. The RF reflector material is arranged to transition during the additive fabrication process from the stowed configuration in which the flexible webbing material is furled compactly at the fabrication hub, to a deployed configuration in which the flexible webbing material is unfurled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Taylor, Philip J. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10443172
    Abstract: Different combining techniques are employed for directing multiple yarns through a single needle of a tufting machine. Different aesthetic appearances be achieved which provide for many new design opportunities in the marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 10292470
    Abstract: A luggage article (2) having surface features providing enhanced corner strength is provided. The luggage article may include a shell (4) at least partially formed by an outer layer (6), and including first and second shell portions (28) selectively secured together at a split line (26), the first shell portion defining a first corner region (24). The luggage article may include at least one first surface feature formed by the outer layer, the at least one first surface feature having a depth. The depth of the at least one first surface feature may be greater nearer the first corner region. The depth of the at least one first surface feature may decrease with distance away from the first corner region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Erik Sijmons, Michael Vandemergel
  • Patent number: 10040417
    Abstract: An inflatable cushion for a side of a vehicle is provided, the inflatable cushion having a first portion of material; a second portion of material, the first portion of material being secured to the second portion of material to define the inflatable cushion; wherein at least a portion of a peripheral edge of the inflatable cushion is defined by a seam wherein an inner surface of the first portion is secured to an inner surface of the second portion only by a plurality of stitches; and wherein a strip of a third portion of material is applied to the seam of an outer surface of either the first portion or the second portion when the plurality of stitches are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michael F. Fink
  • Patent number: 9832150
    Abstract: Applications in social networks support interaction between members through various types of channels such as notifications, newsfeed, and so forth. For each channel, applications are ranked based on their user affinity measures. User affinity is based on measuring positive and negative interactions by users as both senders and recipients of messages generated by applications. Metrics are computed for the different types of messages and interactions provided by applications. For each channel, an application receives user affinity score based on specific weighted combination of the metrics. Applications use channel resources to send messages to increase their user base. Given the large number of applications that are available, the extent to which applications are allowed to use channels is controlled, limiting their resource consumption. User affinity scores of applications calculated for a channel are used to decide the allocation of channel resources for an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Whitnah, Alexander Matthew Rush, Ding Zhou, Ruchi Sanghvi
  • Patent number: 9504335
    Abstract: A cushion system includes an interchangeable cushion cover having a top member and a band portion extending downwardly from the top member. The band portion includes a top edge portion attached to the top member and a bottom edge portion. A bottom member is attached to the bottom edge portion and an interior space is defined between the top member, the band portion, and the bottom member. A bottom opening is defined in the bottom member that is arranged for insertion of a conformable cushion insert into the interior space and draining of the cushion insert while the bottom member retains the cushion insert within the interior space. A releasable fastener system is located within the interior space on the bottom member such that it is concealed within the cushion cover and is selectively attachable to and detachable from a bottom face of the cushion insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Lenny Vainberg, William G. Apgood, William G. Apgood, II
  • Patent number: 9434342
    Abstract: A vehicle seat that is equipped with a side airbag device includes: an airbag package that includes a side airbag that is housed within a side portion of a seatback; a seatback skin at which a burst line portion receives inflation pressure of the side airbag and breaks; and a seatback pad in which a vertical slit portion, that is positioned further toward a seat transverse direction outer side than a front edge portion of the airbag package, extends toward upper and lower sides of the side portion along the front edge portion. The side airbag inflates and expands with passing-through the vertical slit portion, and an upper end of the vertical slit portion is positioned further toward a seatback rear side than a lower end of the vertical slit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Yusuke Fujiwara
  • Publication number: 20150114272
    Abstract: A hoop frame unit having a frame support structure, a hoop frame assembly, and a machine carriage assembly. The hoop frame assembly has a front fabric retainer, a rear fabric retainer, a first end retainer, and a second end retainer. Retainer clips mate with retainer seats on each of the retainers to secure fabric zones of quilt cores in place for machine sewing. The machine carriage assembly is supported by a front carriage track and a rear carriage track which are affixed on opposing ends to the frame support structure. The machine carriage assembly incorporates a lateral carriage element for carriage lateral movement, and a pair of longitudinal tracks on the lateral carriage element to provide for machine longitudinal movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jim Matthews Bagley
  • Publication number: 20150101103
    Abstract: Microfiber cloth is attached, with an opening on one margin to permit insertion of a finger, to a backing formed by articles of regularly worn clothing, including shirt tails, the tip of neckties, scarves, sweaters, pants or other clothing article, making the microfiber cloth more accessible and ready to use for cleaning surfaces of personal devices without risk to soiling any exposed surface of the backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Nathanael Moon Bonham, Keith Hansen Allen
  • Publication number: 20150101520
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for quilting are provided. In an illustrative embodiment, a quilt support includes a platform adapted to support an embroidery machine capable of quilting a quilt sandwich. A first support arm is coupled to the platform. The first support arm is adapted to support a portion of the quilt sandwich. A second support arm is coupled to the platform. The second support arm is offset from the first support arm and adapted to support a portion of the quilt sandwich. Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Eileen Katherine Roche
  • Publication number: 20150096482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insulation used in home appliances and building materials. A method of manufacturing an insulation includes fabricating an adhesive solution by inputting a binder to water contained in a water tank, inputting long glass fibers to the adhesive solution, removing moisture by supplying the long glass fibers to a mesh belt, wherein the mesh belt move left and right and front and rear so that the long glass fibers are uniformly spread, fabricating glass fiber paper by drying the long glass fibers, winding the glass fiber paper in a roll form, and preparing the glass fiber paper rolls in multiple layers, stacking two or more sheets of the glass fiber paper supplied from the rolls, and sewing the sheets of stacked glass fiber paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Jung Pil Han, Sung Seock Hwang, Seung Min Jeon, Byung Hoon Min
  • Publication number: 20150096125
    Abstract: Flame retardant panels and methods of manufacture generally include a batting material including a layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, the layer comprising a plurality of substantially vertically oriented flame retardant treated fibers extending from the top surface to the bottom surface; and a binder material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Sheri L. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20150094638
    Abstract: The present invention provides for an advanced postoperative compression binder comprising at least two overlapping stretchable bands. The bands are connected by stitches located within an overlapping portion of the bands. The stitches are spaced from first and seconds ends of the bands to allow individual compression-adjustments of the binder to allow compression to be adapted to the type of surgery or trauma performed and to a level of comfort desired by the patient. The invention provides for wound inspection and care without the need to open the total compression binder, which will maintain a degree of support during wound inspection and care, decrease pain and increase comfort for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Doris Hjorth Hansen
  • Patent number: 8985039
    Abstract: A system for attaching handles to a workpiece, such as for attaching handles to a border material for a mattress. The system includes a pair of sewing heads movably mounted along a sewing area. The sewing heads can be moved from a first position for sewing the handles to the border in a first orientation, such as a horizontal orientation extending along the length of the border, to a second position for sewing the handles to the border in a different orientation, such as a vertical orientation extending across the width or height of the border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Atlanta Attachment Co.
    Inventors: Elvin C. Price, John S. Chamlee, Preston B. Dasher, Van H. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150064370
    Abstract: A decorative fabric simulating a natural flower, has a plurality of over-lapping fabric segments extending radially from a center area, similar to the petals of a flower, extending outward from the center of the flower. The fabric segments are each shaped to approximate the shape of a natural flower petal. And each of the fabric segments is secured to the center area of the blanket, so that the majority of each segment is left unsecured to any other segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mary-Frances Fox
  • Publication number: 20150059633
    Abstract: A machine for closing an open end of a cover encasing a mattress core in order to form a mattress is provided. A frame is adapted to support at least an edge portion of the mattress core encased in the cover. A mattress core press is mounted on the frame for vertical movement and is adapted to compress an edge of the mattress core to a desired height. A mattress cover clamp is mounted on the frame for vertical movement and is adapted to clamp free edges of the open end of the mattress cover together. A sewing head carriage is mounted on the frame for horizontal movement. A sewing head is mounted on the carriage, and a sewing head motor is mounted on the carriage for driving the sewing head. The sewing head is adapted to stitch the free edges of the open end of the mattress cover closed as the sewing head carriage traverses from one side of the mattress to the other side of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kyle W. McClintock, Dustin W. Smith, Jay Mark Smith
  • Publication number: 20150059098
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a neck pillow having a strap to support and comport the neck and the lower head of a user for providing support, comfort, safety, convenience and convenient carriage. The neck pillow includes first and second fabric layers, having a central portion, a left side portion, a right side portion, and a strap portion. The neck pillow further includes an elastic band placed between the strap portions. The central portion is constructed in a substantially hemispheric form and the left and right side portions extend and taper upwardly from the central portion. Additionally, the strap portion is configured to form a hemispheric shape and extends towards the left and right side portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hyoung Sook JUNG
  • Patent number: 8967061
    Abstract: An apparatus for thread-stitching a book block includes a thread tensioning device configured to store and tension a binding thread. A single actuator, including a servo drive, drives the thread tensioning device. The method includes storing a length of binding thread; in a separate step, tensioning the binding thread; and thread-stitching the book block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Marcel Weiss
  • Publication number: 20150042117
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein. The interior component having only a single layer of a substrate layer. The method including the steps of: a) penetrating substrate layer with an awl to form a piercing therethrough; b) retracting the awl from the substrate layer; c) inserting a needle of a robotic sewing head through the piercing through the substrate layer to grasp a thread positioned on a show surface of the outer skin layer; d) pulling the thread through the substrate layer; e) looping the thread with a previous stitch passed through the substrate layer; f) advancing the robotic sewing head to another position with respect to the interior component, wherein a backside of the substrate layer is free of obstructions; and g) repeating steps a-f until a predetermined amount of stitches are applied to the interior component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Ramez M. Habhab, Patrick Eckhout
  • Publication number: 20150040812
    Abstract: A digitizer is operably coupled to a quilting machine controller, wherein an operator can input free hand or traced patterns for regulating operation of a sewing head. The digitizer can be an X-Y encoder wherein the encoder includes a transparent or translucent sensing zone which provides for the operator to input a pattern while simultaneously viewing a portion of a textile, which can itself include a pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Neal A. Schwarzberger
  • Publication number: 20150041603
    Abstract: A towel device for spin biking made from towel material that is sewed with two tunnel-like regions that slip over the bike's handle bars. The left and right sides of the device descend downward from the left and right handle bars and include pockets for cellphones, ID cards and the like. The device is easily manufactured, easily put on the bike and removed, and totally washable just as a towel. Because it is typically towel material, it can also be used directly as a towel for wiping face and body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Genene Kinder
  • Patent number: 8950346
    Abstract: The invention comprises using a fabric cut into several pieces which are further assembled together by stitches, the stitches being made using a sewing machine comprising at least two needles (A?, B?) operating in-line one behind the other so that the sewing stitch of the second needle (B?) is made on the threads of the sewing stitch made by the first needle (A?) in order to cover the perforation made by the first needle and so that the perforation made by the second needle (B?) is made through said thread (11), thereby filling said perforation with said thread (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Codefine S.A.
    Inventor: Piero Schinasi
  • Publication number: 20150033996
    Abstract: An apparatus for stitching a component is provided. The apparatus includes an awl bar assembly coupled to a first drive device. The awl bar assembly is moved from a first position to a second position along the stitch path with an external drive device. A second drive device is coupled to the first drive device. A needle bar assembly is provided having a needle. The needle moves between an inserted and a withdrawn position, the needle bar assembly being pivotally coupled to the second drive device, the needle bar assembly moves from the first position to the second position with the same external drive device driving the awl bar assembly. A biasing member is coupled to the needle bar assembly, the biasing member being arranged to pivot and align the needle bar assembly in the second position in response to the needle bar being moved to the withdrawn position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Ramez M. Habhab
  • Publication number: 20150031481
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a game ball and methods for stitching a thread with a high coefficient of friction upon a stripe member present on the game ball. At least one stitching is thus formed upon the stripe member. The stitching formed from the thread enhances the grip and/or spin characteristics of the resulting game ball, improving handling and playability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: PSI 91, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Frank, Daniel P. Touhey
  • Patent number: 8939099
    Abstract: A composite material includes a composite body having a composite surface, and a reinforcing element extending through the composite body in a first plurality of stitches and a second plurality of stitches. The first plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially similarly to each other. The second plurality of stitches are aligned relative to the composite surface substantially dissimilarly to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Shim, Ian Francis Prentice, Julian O'Flynn, Ross Spoonire, Wendy Wen-Ling Lin
  • Publication number: 20150000576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an airbag cushion and an airbag system including the same, and particularly to an airbag cushion, including: at least one fabric; and seam parts connecting the fabric, wherein deviation of upper seam thread length per a unit length of the fabric between the first seam part sewed in forward direction and the second seam part sewed in reverse direction in the seam parts is 15% or less, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag system including the same. The airbag cushion of the present invention is superior in working stability and unfolding performance because of the optimized properties of the seam parts, provides superior shape stability and air-tight effect at the same time, and can protect a passenger by minimizing the shock given to the passenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Dong-Jin KWAK, Ki-Jeong Kim, Jae-Hyung Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee
  • Publication number: 20140366299
    Abstract: A hanging towel is disclosed. The hanging towel comprises a towel with four generally perpendicular edges formed of a water-absorbing fabric. In one embodiment, two hanging slits are located on the towel allowing the towel to be hung on a peg, or similar shaped object. The two hanging slits are located on the hanging towel on opposing edges of the hanging towel, each at a location in a middle portion of the hanging towel and near the opposing edges. A slit reinforcing stitching area surrounds the two hanging slits. The slit reinforcing area consists of a frame stitch area, an outside stitch area, a fill stitch area and an inside stitch area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Lewis Blake, II, Susan Raye Blake
  • Publication number: 20140371836
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis having a graft sleeve, a set of internal graft channels formed within the graft sleeve and a self-expanding wire stent. The graft sleeve forms a main fluid flow channel between a first open end and a second open end of the graft sleeve and includes an external surface and an internal surface. The self-expanding wire stent is coaxially mounted with the graft sleeve and affixed to the graft sleeve. The set of internal graft channels includes at least two internal graft channels parallel to the graft sleeve, each internal graft channel having an inner open end within the first open end of the graft sleeve and an outer open end within the second open end of the graft sleeve, thereby forming a set of fluid flow channels between the end openings of the graft sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Pierre Galvagni Silveira, Andrea Piga Carboni
  • Publication number: 20140345200
    Abstract: Disclosed is a seal strip, comprising a tubular seal strip body with a first end (116) and a second end (117), wherein the first end (116) extends into the second end (117) and is securely connected to the second end (117) by a sewing thread (113). Further disclosed are a method and a device for sewing the seal strip, wherein the sewing device comprises a seal strip feeding machine (1), a device (2) for positioning the ends of the seal strip, a device for inwardly folding an edge of the seal strip, a device (3) for butt-joining the ends of the seal strip, a device (5) for threading a needle for the seal strip, and a device (4) for sewing the seal strip. The two ends of the seal strip are securely connected by the sewing thread, providing a high connection strength; and the method and device for sewing the seal strip can accomplish complete automation in sewing the seal strip, thus greatly improving efficiency during the production and processing of the seal strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yizhi Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140338130
    Abstract: A novel pillow cover is provided that can be manufactured so that a finished gusseted pillow produced from four rectangular fabric pieces with only six straight line seams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: William Earl Russell
  • Publication number: 20140339843
    Abstract: A method of applying stitching to an interior component is provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Edward J. Wenzel, Joseph A. Massetti
  • Publication number: 20140312641
    Abstract: A component for an interior of a vehicle may include inner, outer and intermediate layers, a support strip and a first thread. The outer layer may cover the inner layer. The intermediate layer may be disposed between the inner and outer layers and may be formed from a resiliently compressible material. The support strip may be at least partially received in a recess in the intermediate layer and may include an inward-facing surface and an outward-facing surface. The outward facing surface may be adjacent an inward-facing surface of the outer layer. The first thread may be stitched through the outer layer, the support strip, and the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon H Davies
  • Publication number: 20140305358
    Abstract: In a carpet manufacturing method, for a plurality of yarns each having a length, a plurality of marks are provided on each yarn at selected locations along the yarn. In the carpet manufacturing method and in a carpet manufacturing assembly, each yarn is stored on or in an associated storage, and fed from its associated storage to a carpet manufacturing apparatus. For each yarn, the marks on the yarn are detected upstream of the carpet manufacturing apparatus. On the basis of the detection of the marks, the uptake of the yarn by the carpet manufacturing apparatus is controlled, whereafter, in the carpet manufacturing apparatus, the yarns are processed to form at least part of a carpet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Jan Heeres
  • Publication number: 20140306435
    Abstract: A diffuser pocket for an airbag according to the present invention includes: an insertion portion into which a tip portion of an inflator is inserted; and a gas discharging portion which guides and discharges high-pressure gas injected from the inflator to an airbag cushion, in which the insertion portion has front and rear insertion portions in which lower portions are folded and upper portions are sewn, and the gas discharging portion has front and rear gas discharging surfaces in which a left line is folded, and upper portions and left portions are sewed, thereby preventing damage due to high-temperature and high-pressure gas injected from the inflator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Seob LEE
  • 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: 20140261124
    Abstract: A system for attaching handles to a workpiece, such as for attaching handles to a border material for a mattress. The system includes a pair of sewing heads movably mounted along a sewing area. The sewing heads can be moved from a first position for sewing the handles to the border in a first orientation, such as a horizontal orientation extending along the length of the border, to a second position for sewing the handles to the border in a different orientation, such as a vertical orientation extending across the width or height of the border.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Atlanta Attachment Company
    Inventors: Elvin C. Price, John S. Chamlee, Preston B. Dasher, Van H. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140261527
    Abstract: A hair tie includes a fabric and an elastic band. The fabric has a first edge and a second edge, and is bent such that the first edge and the second edge are side by side. The elastic band is enclosed within the fabric. The elastic band and the first edge and the second edge of the fabric are stitched together. The two ends of the fabric are interconnected. The present disclosure also provides a hair tie manufacturing method and equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: MING-HUNG CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140277570
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing a novel delivery system for implantation in a patient. Further, this disclosure describes a delivery system including a carrier that is made of at least one monolithic bone tissue for retaining one or more substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LANX, INC.
    Inventors: Keyvan Behnam, Jeffrey Thramann, Elizabeth Perez
  • Publication number: 20140261238
    Abstract: A pet harness 10 includes a body portion (11) made of two sheets of fabric material (14). A cord (15), having a fabric piping (18) positioned around it, is attached to the periphery of the body portion (11). A plurality of straps (12) are attached to the fabric material (14) and to the cord (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Robert C. HOLT, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140261191
    Abstract: Described herein are animal or pet accessories, such as animal beds, puppy pads, and pet toys, which are designed to prevent complications associated with consuming linear foreign bodies, and which are produced using materials which are semi- to fully digestible. Also provided is a stitching method for such accessories, in which stitching is carried out in increments safe for consumption by an animal, and using a stitching material which is semi- to fully digestible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Cheryl Anne Laite
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140261125
    Abstract: A needle drive assembly for a sewing machine includes a drive shaft rotatable about a drive shaft axis and a needle drive cam operably connected to the drive shaft and rotatable therewith. A needle drive race is slidably connected to the needle drive cam via a cam pin secured to the needle drive cam and at least partially extending through the needle drive race. A needle is assembly affixed to the needle drive race and includes a needle bar and a needle secured to the needle bar. Rotary motion of the drive shaft and needle drive cam about the drive shaft axis is translated into a needle path via the needle drive race, the needle path including a substantially vertical downstroke from a stroke peak to a stroke depth, a horizontal carry portion from the stroke depth and a curvilinear or linear upstroke from the horizontal carry portion to peak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Windham Sewing Machines LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Luberto
  • Publication number: 20140251194
    Abstract: A material for use as a wound dressing, the material being in the form of a roll and comprising gel forming fibers and the material having lines of longitudinal stitching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: June Michaela Gladman, Bryan Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20140256215
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for constructing huggable fabric arms. Specifically, the huggable fabric arms can comprise a pair of hands comprising a left hand and a right hand, wherein said pair of hands comprises a set of open fingers. The huggable fabric arms can also comprise a pair of arms, wherein each of said pair of arms attached at a portion on each of said pair of hands. They can also comprise a plurality of stuffing materials, said stuffing materials enclosed within each of said pair of hands and each of said pair of arms. Lastly, the arms can comprise a pair of sleeves, said sleeves wrapped around each of said pair of arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jean Welch
  • Publication number: 20140250562
    Abstract: A multi-spectral concealment assembly includes a garnish panel having a panel perimeter and a web spanning the panel perimeter. The web includes garnish bands extending across the panel perimeter. Gaps are positioned between each of the garnish bands. A method for assembling a garment panel includes joining the garnish panel with a liner. Joining includes fixing a garnish panel first location to a liner first location, gathering the garnish panel at the garnish panel first location, and fixing a garnish panel second location at a liner second location. A method for cutting plies of a multi-spectral concealment laminate includes stacking the laminate into plies and interposing an isolation sheet between each ply. The garnish panels are laser cut from the plies, and seared along respective edges. The searing of the edges of each garnish panel is isolated from searing along edges of other garnish panels with the isolation sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Brad Lee Matthies, Cody John Christenson, Patricia Mary Beernink, Charlene Gertrude Rust, Jennifer Joi Ellis, Wilma Kay Morrison, Francis James Farke, John Calvin Zumhofe, Brian Everett Pearson
  • Publication number: 20140251193
    Abstract: A frame for sewing upper pillows on covering shells for mattresses, which comprises four perimetric walls; each wall is perpendicular to the two contiguous walls and comprises at least one laminar portion that constitutes a resting surface, the laminar portion being co-planar with a lower edge of the respective wall, at least one of such walls comprising at least one locking element for at least one component, selected from between an upper pillow and a covering shell, arranged on a respective laminar portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESTA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo RESTA, Roberto RESTA
  • Publication number: 20140242862
    Abstract: Methods and a reinforcement fabric are disclosed for making a reinforced smooth cementitious board having a cement skin adjacent to an outer face, by depositing a reinforcement fabric and a layer of hydraulic cementitious material, one on the other, wherein the reinforcement fabric comprises an open mesh united with a thin, porous nonwoven web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain ADFORS Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: John F. Porter
  • Publication number: 20140232092
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gas bag for vehicles, having a flat, two-dimensional shape when being in an uninflated, vented condition and a three-dimensional shape in an inflated condition, the gas bag having a main piece with opposite end portions, each of the end portions having an end contour, and two minor pieces which each have a connecting portion with a contour with corresponds to the end contour of the main piece, and which each have a filling portion, the two filling portions having similar shapes and similar dimensions. The invention also relates to a method of sewing this gas bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: TRW Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Yohann Le Norcy, Jean-Christophe Peyre, Ramon Ramos
  • Publication number: 20140226923
    Abstract: A fabric bulk bag and a method for constructing the same, the bag including a continuous sidewall, a top portion, and a bottom, all defining a bulk storage space therein; the bottom further comprising eight sides which define an octagonal shape having an enlarged footprint so that the bag wall is sewn to the bottom in less time than a round shaped bag, yet when filled stands more upright with less tendency to lean than the current square shaped bags thereby providing a safer more dependable stacking bulk bag. In the method of producing the fabric bulk bag, the bag is constructed in less time than the prior art round bottom bags, uses less wall fabric than prior art square bottomed bags and when constructed and filled, supports itself more stable on a floor or pallet because it provides substantially more base for the product to rest on. In other embodiments, the bag would be multi-sided with greater than four sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: AMERIGLOBE, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. SCHNAARS