Three-weft Planes Patents (Class 139/411)
  • Patent number: 10786053
    Abstract: A woven material including a four layer construction formed by distinct groups of warp threads, and a method of forming the woven material. The woven material may include a first group of warp threads, and an interior weft thread portion coupled to the first group of warp threads. The woven material may also include a second group of warp threads substantially surrounding the first group of warp threads and the interior weft thread portion, and an exterior weft thread portion coupled to the second group of warp threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Siahaan, Whitney D. Mattson, Yoji Hamada
  • Publication number: 20140224374
    Abstract: A weave of composite material has a first weave and an X weave combined with the first weave. The X weave has multiple latitudinal fibers, multiple longitudinal fibers, and a woven center. Each longitudinal fiber is layered on two of the latitudinal fibers and then is woven through and layered under two of the latitudinal fibers. The longitudinal fibers are each woven by shifting in relative alignment position from one of the latitudinal fibers sequentially and woven radially with respect to a woven center, such that the longitudinal fibers form an X woven structure. Therefore, the intensity of the weave of composite material can be enhanced by the X weave with the X woven structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kai-Hsi Tseng
  • Patent number: 8631832
    Abstract: A sheet forming screen is described which is formed as a multi-layer fabric, wherein the fabric has a longitudinal thread repeat of sixteen longitudinal threads, four longitudinal threads (11 to 14) of which are formed as upper longitudinal threads, eight longitudinal threads (31 to 38) of which are formed as lower longitudinal threads, and the remaining four longitudinal threads (21 to 24) of which form two functional longitudinal thread pairs of two longitudinal threads each arranged next to each other which alternately complete the first weave, wherein at least one of the four longitudinal threads which form the two functional longitudinal thread pairs extends both in the upper fabric layer and in the lower fabric layer and thereby binds the lower fabric layer to the upper fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Andritz Technology and Asset Management GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Heger
  • Patent number: 7770606
    Abstract: An upper side for a multiple-layer sheet-forming fabric has a multiplicity of longitudinal threads woven with a multiplicity of transverse threads and thereby form repeats in the longitudinal and transverse directions. The transverse-thread repeat contains three times as many threads as the longitudinal-thread repeat. The longitudinal-thread repeat has at least three threads. The transverse-thread repeat has at least nine threads. All longitudinal threads run alternately over three transverse threads and under three transverse threads, and subsequently under the remaining transverse threads of a transverse thread repeat. Two directly adjacent longitudinal threads are displaced with respect to one another in the longitudinal direction by at least three transverse threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Andritz Technology and Asset Management GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heger, Klaus Fichter
  • Publication number: 20090253326
    Abstract: A papermaker's press felt includes: a base fabric, comprising: a set of top machine direction (MD) yarns; a set of bottom MD yarns; and a set of cross machine direction (CMD) yarns interwoven with the top MD yarns and the bottom MD yarns. The top MD yarns, bottom MD yarns, and CMD yarns are interwoven in a series of repeat units in which each top MD yarn forms a long MD paper side float above certain consecutive ones of the set of CMD yarns. The press felt further comprises at least one batt layer attached to the base fabric. In this configuration, the long paper side floats of the base fabric can provide a desirable balance of properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Hippolit Gstrein, Klaus Haiden
  • Publication number: 20090186547
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber texture for a composite material part is made by multi-layer three-dimensional weaving with a satin type weave or a multiple satin type weave. The texture comprises at least three layers of weft yarns T interlaced by warp yarns C, each warp yarn taking hold in alternation of one weft yarn in n from a first layer of weft yarns and of one weft yarn in n of a second layer of weft yarns adjacent to the first, the number n being an integer not less than 3. The paths of the warp yarns are similar and they are offset in the warp direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Dominique Coupe, Francois Charleux, Jean-Philippe Richard
  • Patent number: 7487805
    Abstract: A triple layer papermaker's fabric includes: a set of top MD yarns; a set of top CMD yarns interwoven with the top MD yarns to form a top fabric layer; a set of bottom MD yarns; a set of bottom CMD yarns interwoven with the bottom MD yarns to form a bottom fabric layer; and a set of stitching yarn pairs that interweave with the top MD yarns, wherein at least one of the yarns of each stitching yarn pair interweaves with the bottom MD yarns. The top MD yarns and the top CMD yarns are interwoven in a series of repeat units and the bottom MD yarns and the bottom CMD yarns are interwoven in a series of corresponding repeat units. The set of top MD yarns comprises a first number of top MD yarns in each repeat unit, and the set of bottom MD yarns comprises a second number of bottom MD yarns in each repeat unit, wherein the second number being greater than the first number. Each bottom MD yarn follows a different interweaving pattern than that followed by each of its two immediate neighboring bottom MD yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Weavexx Corporation
    Inventors: Christine Barratte, Stewart Hay, Kevin John Ward
  • Patent number: 7281549
    Abstract: A low friction fabric constructed of a first layer of woven polyester fibers with an upper and lower woven surface attached to and adjacent a second layer of the same weave of polyester fibers, the second layer having an upper and lower surface. Each of the woven layers comprising a straight yarn in the warp of the weave pattern with the weaves of the layers being oriented at a 90 degree angle to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Data Trace Publishing Company
    Inventor: Michael B. Metzger
  • Patent number: 7195040
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric includes a series of repeat units, each of the repeat units including: a first set of top machine direction (MD) yarns; a second set of top MD yarns; a set of top cross machine direction (CMD) yarns interwoven with the first and second sets of top MD yarns; a set of bottom CMD yarns; and a set of pairs of MD stitching yarns interwoven with the top and bottom CMD yarns, each pair of MD stitching yarns sandwiching an immediately adjacent respective top MD yarn of the second set. The first and second sets of top MD yarns interweave only with the top CMD yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Weavexx Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin John Ward
  • Patent number: 6955192
    Abstract: In a fabric to assist a vehicle to run in the presence of snow, sand, or mud, or in an unleveled land, a core fabric is formed by weaving the weft and the warp. An upper convexity warp which is disposed over the core fabric forming warp and is woven with an upper convexity weft disposed on the core fabric forming weft, and/or a lower convexity warp which is disposed under the core fabric forming warp and is woven with a lower convexity weft disposed under the core fabric forming weft, to form a convexity. The upper or lower convexity warp is woven with one or plurality of the core fabric forming wefts to form a woven portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Matsui, Shinji Ohara, Takehito Kuji
  • Patent number: 6832633
    Abstract: There is provided a high density woven fabric wherein air permeability under 50 kPa differential pressure is 2.5 L/cm2/min. or less, and air permeability index (50 kPa) calculated by the formula 1 is 1.2 or more. Air permeability index (50 kPa)=(Log (Q (55 kPa))−Log (Q (45 kPa)))/(Log 55−Log 45)  (Formula 1) Air permeability under Q(55 kPa):55 kPa differential pressure is (1/cm2/min.); and Air permeability under Q(45 kPa):45 kPa differential pressure is (1/cm2/min.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mamoru Kitamura, Kaoru Ban
  • Publication number: 20040198118
    Abstract: A fabric incorporating flattened filaments for use as a support fabric in producing a nonwoven product by a hydroentangling process, and a hydroentangling method employing such a fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Mark J. Levine, Christian B. Widen
  • Patent number: 6786242
    Abstract: A textile with first grouping of yarns separated from a second grouping of yarns, and displacement yarns disposed between the first grouping of yarns and the second grouping of yarns such that the displacement yarns progress in a sinusoidal manner to alternately contact the adjacent displacement yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Douglas John Salway, Jan L. Williams, Daniel P. Gillig
  • Patent number: 6734125
    Abstract: A woven textile fabric is disclosed which is formed of synthetic yarns of at least two different deniers to which a solid polymeric film is laminated. An adhesive polymeric coating is provided for adhering the solid polymeric film to the woven textile fabric. The combination of yarns of different deniers provides a superior adhesion surface for the polymeric film. The yarns and the polymeric coating are preselected respectively in deniers and thicknesses so as to render the fabric substantially impermeable to fluid under pressure, while maintaining superb packageability and anti-blocking properties for use in vehicle occupant restraint systems. An air bag incorporating the woven textile fabric of the invention and having two outer surfaces and pre-configured air holding cavities woven therein to which a solid polymeric film is bonded for receiving and containing fluid under pressure for use in a vehicle air restraint system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Bradford Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel J. Veiga
  • Patent number: 6530398
    Abstract: A multi-layer paper machine wire includes an upper fabric layer, a lower fabric layer and an additional layer disposed between the upper and lower fabric layers. The additional layer includes weft threads that alternate with binding threads. Warp threads of the upper fabric layer run over the weft threads of the additional layer and are interwoven with binding threads of the additional layer. Likewise, weft threads of the lower fabric layer run below the weft threads of the additional layer and are interwoven with binding threads of the additional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Voith Fabrics Heidenheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Arved H. Westerkamp
  • Patent number: 6336475
    Abstract: Method for face-to-face weaving pile fabrics whereby warp yarns (1)-(15) of a series of warp yarn systems are interwoven with weft yarns (16), (17), (18) in order to weave a top (19) and a bottom backing fabric (20), whereby pile warp yarns (11)-(15) are alternately passed around a weft yarn (16), (18) of the top backing fabric (19) and the bottom backing fabric (20) so that they form pile, whereby per warp yarn system at least two non-pile-forming pile warp yarns (11)-(15) are inwoven in one and the same backing fabric (19), (20) and according to this invention are divided per warp yarn system into at least two groups each with at least one pile warp yarn, so that the weft yarns (11, 13), (12); (14), (15) of different groups extend respectively at a different level in the backing fabric, and whereby finally the pile-forming pile warp yarns are cut through between the two backing fabrics so that two fabrics are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: N.V. Michel Van de Wiele
    Inventors: Andre Dewispelaere, Ludo Smissaert
  • Patent number: 6284678
    Abstract: A forming belt and/or a transfer belt which are belts for a forming part of an apparatus for manufacturing a construction material, prevent stains caused by entry of raw material particles and has excellent rigidity and cleanability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignees: Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd., Kobayashi Engineering Works Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nagura
  • Patent number: 5657795
    Abstract: A method of producing a three dimensional angle interlock ceramic fiber which is stable to high aeroacoustic noise of about 170 decibels and to high temperatures of about 2500 degrees F. is disclosed. The method uses multiple separate strands of a ceramic fiber or ceramic tow suitable for weaving having multiple warp fibers and multiple fill fibers woven with a modified fly-shuttle loom or rapier shuttleless loom which has nip rolls, a modified fabric advancement mechanism and at least eight harnesses in connection with a Dobby pattern chain utilizing sufficient heddles for each warp fiber and a reed which accommodates at least 168 ends per inch. The method produces a multilayered top fabric, rib fabric and single-layered bottom fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Paul M. Sawko, Dominic P. Calamito, Anthony Jong
  • Patent number: 5601691
    Abstract: A multilayered press screen for wet presses of a paper machine exhibits a capillary and/or adhesive water reservoir that is integrated into the cloth at a distance from both the contact surface for the web to be dewatered and from the machine running side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Franz F. Kufferath
  • Patent number: 5436044
    Abstract: A novel woven webbing having improved resistance to cutting is provided. The webbing has edges adapted to resist cutting by absorbing the initial impact of a force applied to the webbing edge. The woven webbing may have a nontubular central region and at least one tube attached along the length of the central region and defining at least one edge of the webbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: Elizabeth Webbing Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: John L. Pinkos
  • Patent number: 5419951
    Abstract: Sling or tie-down webbing in the form of a strap provided with protective warp yarn structure made up of bicomponent fibers that include a polyester core with a sheath of a polymer with a lower melting point than the polyester, which webbing has been subjected to a heat treatment sufficient to cause melting of said sheath, but not of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Golz
  • Patent number: 5263516
    Abstract: A three-dimensional woven structure which exhibits isotropic mechanical and structural properties by incorporating the highest possible degree of interweavement of its fibers or rods comprising a plurality of adjacent sets of lateral rods or fibers, a plurality of adjacent sets of transverse rods or fibers and a plurality of adjacent sets of vertical rods or fibers. These lateral, transverse and vertical sets of fibers or rods come together substantially mutually perpendicularly to one another at a plurality of intersection nodes with each intersection node being formed in such a fashion that the lateral, transverse and vertical rods or fibers are fully interwoven with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Derck W. P. F. van Schuylenburch
  • Patent number: 5219636
    Abstract: Sling or tie-down webbing in the form of a strap whose edges are provided with protective warp yarn structure made up of bicomponent fibers that include a polyester core with a sheath of a polymer with a lower melting point than the polyester, which webbing has been subjected to a heat treatment sufficient to cause melting of said sheath, but not of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: Murdock Webbing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Golz
  • Patent number: 5080142
    Abstract: An integrally woven multi-apertured multi-ply angle interlock fabric is woven so as to have a plurality of apertures which extend across the width of the fabric and are completely contained within the thickness of the fabric. The fabric is comprised of a first yarn system in which yarns extending across the width of the fabric in parallel, spaced-apart fashion form a laminate of spaced-apart, generally parallel yarn layers between the opposite top and bottom surfaces. The fabric is also comprised of a second yarn system having weaver yarns arranged into yarn layers which repeatedly extend through portions of the thickness of the fabric between the top and bottom surfaces and which interweave with a plurality of the yarn layers of the frist yarn system on one side of and one or more yarn layers of the first yarn system on the other side of the plurality of apertures being formed within the thickness of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: HITCO
    Inventors: Dominic P. Calamito, Richard H. Pusch
  • Patent number: 4903737
    Abstract: A fabric which contains warp threads made of a delicate material is produced on a loom which includes a main reed and auxiliary end reeds at opposite ends of the main reed and which are independently operable with respect to the main reed. The warp threads made of delicate material are extended through the main reed and warp threads of a more robust material are extended through the auxiliary end reeds. As each filler (weft) thread is inserted in a shed the auxiliary end reeds are moved to beat the associated portions of the weft threads. Only after a plurality of weft threads have been inserted is the main reed moved to beat the associated portion of the weft threads, thereby reducing the frequency of movement between the dents of the main reed and the delicate warp threads and thereby reducing frictional destruction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Vorwerk & Co. Interholding GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bottger, Kurt Biedermann
  • Patent number: 4856837
    Abstract: A woven webbing sling (A) for hoisting industrial cargo is disclosed which includes woven outer plies (28,29) which include woven warp yarns (22,24 and 30,32) interwoven with a weft yarn (26). Plies of filler material (35) extend between the outer plies. Protective edges (18,20) include vinyl coated yarns (B) having elongation properties generally equal to that of the woven warp yarns to resist cutting of the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Woven Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Hammersla, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4848414
    Abstract: This reinforcement is formed by a basic pattern constituted by fifteen woof threads R in a staggered arrangement forming six vertical columns 1 to 6 of alternately two and three threads and at least five horizontal lines 1 to 5 each of three threads, and by six imbricated layers C1 to C6 of at least two parallel threads, namely at least twelve threads a, b, c . . . 1, each connecting every third woof thread of the same column in two adjacent lines and the warp threads of the consecutive layers connecting the woof threads in alternating columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Aerospatiale Societe Nationale Industrielle
    Inventor: Georges J. Cahuzac
  • Patent number: 4749007
    Abstract: There is described a cloth for draining and drying paper webs, comprising a fabric formed by warp threads and weft threads. Said cloth further comprises a top layer of interlaced lengthwise strips and weft threads, at least one upper weft thread part passing underneath one or a plurality of lengthwise strips, being connected to the fabric by at least one warp thread thereof, which has been passed between said upper weft thread part and the lengthwise strip or strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: Asten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Malmendier
  • Patent number: 4611639
    Abstract: A forming fabric for use e.g. in the papermaking industry. The fabric comprises a first weave (1) including weft threads (4) and warp threads (3), and a second weave (2) which is interconnected with the first weave, said second weave comprising coarser weft threads (6), which interweave with warp threads (5) arranged in groups of at least two threads. The warp threads (5) of each group run in parallel with each other and weave alike with the weft threads (6) of the second weave (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Nordiskafilt AB
    Inventor: Hans J. Bugge
  • Patent number: 4379735
    Abstract: A single ply forming fabric for use on a twin wire paper making machine wherein a flat jet stream of pulp is injected between an inner, conveying fabric and an outer, backing fabric converging towards each other for applying opposed pressure to the pulp for removing water therefrom to form a sheet of pulp. The single ply forming fabric of the present invention constitutes the outer, backing fabric and is interwoven with a plurality of monofilament polymeric warp strands with approximately 100% warp fill and monofilament polymeric weft strands extending in the cross-machine direction and disposed in vertically aligned groups of at least three to obtain greater stiffness in the cross-machine direction whereby to substantially redistribute pulp widthwise of the sheet when supported on the conveying fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1983
    Assignee: JWI Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald G. MacBean
  • Patent number: 4327779
    Abstract: A dryer felt having a soft, bulky top surface and comprising at least a top surface, which is defined by a plurality of machine direction yarns and a plurality of cross machine direction yarns interwoven according to a desired weave pattern. A preselected number of the yarns of the top surface are encapsulated yarns, the number being chosen to ensure that a major portion of the top surface is soft and bulky. Each of the encapsulated yarns comprises a straight, twistless monofilament core and a close-fitting encapsulating sheath surrounding the full length of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1982
    Assignee: Scapa Dryers, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Westhead
  • Patent number: 4209044
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a belt which is suitable especially for a sling to lift or hoist an article. The sling belt chiefly comprises a sheath of filament yarns made of polyamide synthetic fibers, and a core of filament yarns made of polyester synthetic fibers. The sheath covering the core has two sides, i.e., an upper or face side, which is to be brought into direct contact with the article, and a lower or back side which is apart from the article. The face side is made thicker than the back side to improve the anti-abrasiveness thereby to extend the life of the sling belt as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Miura Kumihimo Kojyo
    Inventor: Kiyoji Taki
  • Patent number: 4186780
    Abstract: The disclosure is of a seam construction for joining the ends of woven papermakers felt or dryer felts, wet felts forming fabrics characterized in part by a first system of lengthwise yarns in one layer and a second system of lengthwise yarns positioned above the first system. The seam comprises looped ends of the lengthwise yarns projecting from the respective ends of the fabric, and positioned to interleaf with the opposite end loops. Pins are placed through the interleafed loops so as to provide joinder in the two systems, respectively, of the felt or fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Michael J. Josef, Eric R. Romanski
  • Patent number: 4025100
    Abstract: A sling particularly adapted for use in hoisting heavy objects. The sling is formed in a predetermined length and has loops at each end for connection to the hoisting equipment or for looping the sling about the load which is to be hoisted. The sling comprises a synthetic fabric which, according to the invention, is woven in three plies in which each ply comprises chain warps extending throughout the length of the ply, the plies being interconnected both by the filling yarns and by connecting binder warps. The fabric incorporates load-carrying yarns disposed on opposite sides of the central ply between the central ply and the outer ply. The loadcarrying yarns are rigid, continuous filament yarns, whereas the warp yarns in at least the outer plies are textured yarns, preferably bulked synthetic carpet yarns. The warp yarns in the central ply are preferably dyed to a contrasting color which may serve to signal the occurrence of wear in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: Lift-All Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Bridgehouse
  • Patent number: 3944060
    Abstract: A transversely stiff conveyor belt in which a layer of elastomeric material is disposed between a carrying surface and a nuclear layer and in which another layer of elastomeric material is disposed between the nuclear layer and a treading surface. One layer of elastomeric material has a filament network embedded therein which comprises slightly-extendable transversely-disposed weft filaments and substantially-extendable longitudinally-disposed warp filaments. The other layer of elastomeric material has at least one filament network embedded therein which comprises high-strength longitudinally-disposed warp filaments and bending-resistant transversely-disposed weft filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Inventor: Karl Hartmann