By Cutting Or Transitory Thread Removal Patents (Class 28/170)
  • Publication number: 20150038042
    Abstract: The woven fabric according to the invention comprises a warp and weft yarns, the weft yarns comprise first weft yarns and second weft yarns, the first weft yarns and the warp yarns form a base layer of the fabric, while the at least one plurality of second weft yarns forms an additional layer of the fabric that can be broken under a stress without damaging the base layer to change the appearance of the fabric and of the clothing articles made of said fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Ertug ERKUS, Hamit YENICI, Serdar ERDOGAN
  • Patent number: 8918970
    Abstract: A method of forming a fabric preform for a composite component from a fabric having a plurality of hoop tows is disclosed. One end of the fabric is received on the form such that the hoop tows of the fabric extend in a direction generally perpendicular to a central axis of the form. The fabric is wrapped around the form and at least some of the hoop tows are separated into hoop tow segments while the fabric is under a tension to enable a space to develop between ends of adjacent hoop tow segments along the length of the hoop tow. This separation of adjacent hoop tow segments accommodates increased deformation of the fabric during formation of the fabric preform while still maintaining a presence of hoop tow segments in at least portions of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20140373967
    Abstract: The present invention provides fabrics with cut loop group and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein the core yarn at the section where said loops are being cut is outwardly protruded from the covering yarns, while the synthetic fiber divided yarn, which is a core yarn, is separated into multiple filaments. The fabrics with cut loop group show superior characteristics in polishing properties, sliding properties, water absorption properties, rapid drying properties and feeling of touch owing to a split-type microfiber and a viscos rayon yarn which comprises a covering yarn, and polishing can be performed while easily catching foreign substances such as extremely minute dust particles or human hairs and the like by the synthetic fiber divided yarn which functions as a hook. Thus the fabrics with cut loop group according to the present invention can be used usefully in the products such as various kind of mats, towels, bathroom products, and the like including dishclothes and mops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hyun Sam Lee, Sung Hoon Choi
  • Publication number: 20140364684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an openwork prosthetic knit (1) made from a single piece based on at least a first yarn made of biocompatible polymer material that defines a first face (2) and a second face that are opposite one another and from a second biocompatible yarn that generates barbs (5) that protrude outwards from at least said first face, characterized in that said first face comprises at least one longitudinal strip (4) in the direction of the manufacture of said knit, over which it is provided with said barbs (5), and at least one longitudinal strip (3) in the direction of the manufacture of said knit, over which it is free of such barbs. It also relates to a process for manufacturing such a knit (1) and to a prosthesis comprising such a knit (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Julie Lecuivre
  • Publication number: 20140272218
    Abstract: A woven sleeve, sleeve assembly and methods of construction thereof are provided. The sleeve has a flexible, abrasion resistant, circumferentially closed and continuous elongate wall extending lengthwise along a central axis between opposite ends. The wall is woven with warp yarns extending generally parallel to the central axis and at least one heat-shrinkable weft yarn extending generally transversely to the warp yarns. The warp yarns provide the sleeve with coverage, abrasion resistance and flexibility and the weft yarn provides the ability to shrink the wall about an elongate member being protected within a cavity of the sleeve, as well as providing enhanced crush strength and abrasion resistance. At least one of the warp yarns and/or weft yarn includes at least one low melt, heat-fusible yarn served therewith to enhance resistance to end-fray during a cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERAL-MOGUL POWERTRAIN, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Thomas, Delphine Henin
  • Publication number: 20140245578
    Abstract: “Tinkles” (also known as “gotchas”) (see reference number 20 in FIGS. 1 and 2) are portions of knitted metal loops produced when a tube of knitted wire mesh is cut into individual pieces. In the prior art, tinkles have been considered a fact of life and the approach has been to try to shake them out of the mesh or immobilize them on or in the mesh. By producing a knitted tube (11) having alternating segments (12,13) of knitted rows of yarn and knitted rows of wire, completely tinkle-free knitted socks are produced which are used to produce completely tinkle-free knitted wire mesh filters. Knitted wire mesh filters that cannot release tinkles because they do not have any tinkles can be used in such applications as fuel filters and airbag filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ACS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: George Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20140230205
    Abstract: In a rubber-coated fabric, a plurality of warp cords is included with a spacing d between, sides of adjacent warp cords, each of the warp cords being coated with a layer of rubber compound, A cut line may further be included that separates groups of the warp cords, each group having a predetermined number of the warp cords. The cut line, may be formed by between 2 and 6 adjacent cut line warp cords, wherein a distance dc, between any two sides of adjacent cut Hue warp cords may be no more than. 50% of d. The layer of rubber compound that coats- the rubber-coated fabric is thin enough to outline the cut line on a surface of the rubber-coated woven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Reed E Smith, Cecil Richard Gray
  • Publication number: 20140217683
    Abstract: A method for producing a gasket framework (10) includes creating a strip (50) having a warp (20) and a weft (30) obtained using a yarn (40) made of semi-rigid synthetic material and susceptible of being folded. The method also includes compressing a multiple points (P) of the yarn (40) made of synthetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FILMAR S.R.L.
    Inventor: Filiberto Martinetto
  • Publication number: 20140200667
    Abstract: Implants for osteo and osteochondral repair have been developed. These implants include a series of channels between the upper and lower surfaces of the implants, such that when implanted the lower surfaces are situated in an area rich in bone marrow and the channels provide a means for the bone marrow to migrate through the implant. Preferably the implants are made from resorbable polymer fibers, preferably arranged in braids that are knitted or woven together such that the braids are substantially parallel with each other. The implants may be rolled into a bundle of braids with the axis of the braids substantially parallel to the axis of the bundle, to provide channels along the axis of the bundle. A preferred embodiment includes P4HB fibers braided and knitted into a structure that is coated with a ceramic, preferably physiologic calcium phosphate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Carter
  • Publication number: 20140182098
    Abstract: A method and system of creating a quilted product. A method for the creation of a quilted product includes using a first stamp to apply a coloring liquid to a blank surface to create a first quilted piece. Then, a second stamp is used to apply a coloring liquid to a blank surface to create a second quilted piece. The second quilted piece is adjacent to the first quilted piece such that it abuts against the first quilted piece. Neither the first stamp nor the second stamp comprise an added allowance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ann Marie BUTLER
  • Publication number: 20140178645
    Abstract: A three-dimensional corner lap joint preform and a method of forming a three-dimensional corner lap joint preform including a woven flange with one or more legs that extend from the flange. The legs may include one or more independently woven portions which allow formation of a corner without darting the leg or adding additional reinforcement. The independently woven portions may include warp fibers which are not woven into the preform. The unwoven area allows removal of a portion of the leg prior to formation of the corner, allowing the portions of the leg to overlap and form a lap joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael McClain, Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 8752255
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to a method for needling a spiral textile to create a needled preform, the method comprising receiving the spiral textile on a bed plate of a circular needle loom, engaging a positional structure of the spiral textile, rotating the spiral textile around the circular needle loom, depositing a predetermined number of layers of the spiral textile on the bed plate, and needling the spiral textile to create the needled preform. Moreover, the present disclosure also provides, in various embodiments, a method for creating a circular needled preform from a spiral textile, comprising attaching sacrificial fibers to at least one of the weft tow and the plurality of warp tows proximate at least one of the inside diameter and the outside diameter, and engaging the sacrificial fibers with an engagement mechanism on a circular needle loom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lecostaouec
  • Publication number: 20130305428
    Abstract: A collapsible, foldable accessory organization, secure storage and transportation system includes a jewelry dress or other basic shape, accessory purses for organizing and storing various items, various accessory tabs for holding particular types of accessories, and a hidden inner layer upon which different accessory purses and/or tabs containing accessories can be stored in an inconspicuous manner. This hidden inner layer bears an extra security feature as it hides the jewelry on a layer under the exposed outer layer or layers where people would not think to look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Kathryn Jeanne Rendon
  • Publication number: 20130273276
    Abstract: Disclosed are an airbag which can endure great external impact as well as high temperature and high pressure and is thus useful as an external airbag and a method for manufacturing the same. The airbag includes: a fabric containing an aramid fiber having an young's modulus of 600 to 1000 g/d and a tenacity of 20 to 30 g/d, and having a cover factor of 1500 to 2100, and a coating layer formed on the surface of the fabric, wherein a seam strength of an adhered member measured in accordance with ASTM D 1683 is 200 to 600 kgf/20 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: In Sik Han, Chang Bae Lee, Oh-Hwan Kim, Jung-Hoon Youn, Jung Ha Kim
  • Publication number: 20130239376
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure relates generally to a method for needling a spiral textile to create a needled preform, the method comprising receiving the spiral textile on a bed plate of a circular needle loom, engaging a positional structure of the spiral textile, rotating the spiral textile around the circular needle loom, depositing a predetermined number of layers of the spiral textile on the bed plate, and needling the spiral textile to create the needled preform. Moreover, the present disclosure also provides, in various embodiments, a method for creating a circular needled preform from a spiral textile, comprising attaching sacrificial fibers to at least one of the weft tow and the plurality of warp tows proximate at least one of the inside diameter and the outside diameter, and engaging the sacrificial fibers with an engagement mechanism on a circular needle loom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lecostaouec
  • Publication number: 20130239377
    Abstract: Energy absorbing webbings that are generally flat and that have a controllable elongation distance are provided. The webbings are comprised of elongation yarns, such as partially oriented yarns (POY), and ground yarns. In certain embodiments, because they are generally flat, the energy absorbing webbings are suitable for use in retractors. Also provided are processes of manufacturing generally flat, energy absorbing webbings. In certain embodiments, the webbings are subjected to heat using first and second set of rollers with various feed ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: TIMOTHY M. RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20130216770
    Abstract: A woven preform for a reinforced composite material, which may be woven flat and folded into shape. The preform has off-axis reinforcement with one or more legs and/or base extending in an off axis or bias (non 0/90 degree) orientation with respect to the warp/weft fibers. One or more legs extend from a base, the base and legs each having at least two layers of warp fibers. The legs may be parallel or angled to each other. The outer ends of the base and/or the legs may have tapers formed from terminating layers of warp fibers in a stepped or angled pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Albany Engineered Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Brock GILBERTSON, Jonathan GOERING
  • Publication number: 20130075018
    Abstract: A weaving method for producing a plurality of moisture sensors for a device for monitoring an access to a patient, in particular for monitoring the vascular access in an extracorporeal blood treatment, wherein the moisture sensors are woven. During the weaving of the moisture sensors, non-conductive warp threads, non-conductive weft threads, conductive warp threads and conductive weft threads are disposed in the textile two-dimensionally extending structure, such that spatially demarcatable structures of electrical strip conductors are created. The strip conductor structures can be produced by spatial separation or contacting of the conductive warp or weft threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: John HEPPE
  • Publication number: 20130055536
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for fibrillating synthetic ribbons in an extrusion process for the production of, for example, grass fibers. The extrusion process creates a sheet of ribbons from an extruded foil or a multiplicity of extruded monofils, and stretches them conjointly. The ribbons are led side by side in a parallel arrangement along the circumference of a fibrillating roll with a partial wrap. To produce a pattern of fibrillation irrespective of the thickness of the ribbons and the elasticity of the ribbons, the invention provides that a multiplicity of short partial cuts is made in the ribbons by a plurality of successively engaging rows of blades on the fibrillating roll each having a multiplicity of projecting cutting tips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: OERLIKON TEXTILE GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventor: OERLIKON TEXTILE GMBH & CO.KG
  • Publication number: 20120326342
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon-fiber chopped strand, and a manufacturing method of the same. The carbon-fiber chopped strand is composed of single filaments composed of 30,000-120,000 carbon fibers, and a sizing agent content 1-10% by weight that bundles the single filaments; the ratio of maximum diameter (Dmax) in the cross section and minimum diameter (Dmin) is 1.0-1.8, a length along a fiber direction is 3-10 mm, and a repose angle of 10-30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsunekawa, Takao Saeki, Akio Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120055627
    Abstract: A method for preforming a textile semi-finished product, including arranging a textile having at least two layers of fibers, interwoven fibers and/or fiber bundles that are at least in part arranged on top of each other. The method also includes; fixing-in-position of the fibers of the textile against each other and then cutting-to-size of the textile. The fixing-in-position of the textile involves irradiating via a laser beam in order for the melt-on binder of the textile to be melted on only in a localized fashion and not evaporated. The fixing-in-position occurs along a fix-in-position line, the cutting-to-size occurs along a cut-to-size line, and the fix-in-position line is located at a distance relative to the cut-to-size line that is so small that any fraying of the textile is reduced or suppressed altogether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Kuntz, Franz Stadler
  • Patent number: 8128777
    Abstract: The invention can firmly and easily remove a finely divided weft piece without leaving the weft piece by constituting a method and an apparatus of removing weft from a cord fabric for a topping sheet in a calender line for topping rubber on a number of pieces of aligned cords by a calender roll. In the midst of transferring a cord fabric (F) transferred to a calender apparatus, weft is finely divided by passing the cord fabric (F) through weft dividing means, thereafter, a plurality of blades (45) arranged movably in a width direction on an upper face side of the cord fabric (F) are reciprocally moved in the width direction over an entire width thereof to be brought into contact with the cord fabric (F), and the divided weft piece (W1) is wiped off to remove by respectively striking respective cords (C) of the cord fabric (F) by the respective blades (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tatara, Tomoyuki Takatsuka, Hirokatsu Mizukusa, Osamu Fujiki
  • Patent number: 8074330
    Abstract: A method for preparing a needled preform comprises transporting, cutting and needling a textile tape. The method further comprises cutting through a portion of the textile tape with a cutting device. The textile tape remains substantially contiguous after the cutting. The method further comprises needling the textile tape into a needled preform after cutting the textile tape, and the needling utilizes needles having working surfaces oriented in a direction to transfer fiber segments from a selected fiber orientation into a z-direction. In an embodiment, a system for enabling z-fiber transfer in a textile tape comprises a textile support configured to transport the textile tape, a cutting device configured to cut a portion of the textile tape, and a needling device configured to needle the textile tape into a needled preform after the cutting device cuts the textile tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Lescostaouec
  • Patent number: 8060998
    Abstract: A device for processing a supple porous textile piece having at least one first surface and one second surface adjacent to the first surface, the process being carried out on the second surface and not on the first surface The device includes a departure area and an arrival area for placing the textile piece. The departure area is equipped with a non-porous mobile mask with a shape corresponding to the first surface. The device also includes a processing area equipped with processing means, a pick-up head with a suction plate having a shape corresponding to that of the mask. The pick-up head being moveable among the departure area, the processing area, and the arrival area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Yannick Rey, Michel Calonne, Marc Genevoy
  • Publication number: 20110005049
    Abstract: A thread removal tool for getting rid of loose thread pieces, thread ends, etc. from textiles, fabric, cloth and the like, for example, after ripping open a previously produced seam, contains a thread removal head (3). The thread removal head can be located at one end of a shaft or a handle part (1) and is configured to take hold of loose thread pieces or thread fragments, without itself becoming attached to an underlying textile item, a piece of cloth or the like. The thread removal head can have an uneven surface, e.g., contain bumps (5), to grasp loose thread pieces and thread fragments. Furthermore, or alternatively, it can be made of or have a surface layer made of a material which has a certain sticking or fastening action on such loose thread pieces and thread fragments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Lena Wiman
  • Patent number: 7807590
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn fabric includes the following steps of: obtaining composite yarn by winding a water-soluble polymer fiber around a surface of isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn; obtaining a composite yarn fabric by weaving the composite yarn; and obtaining the isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn fabric by dissolving and removing the water-soluble polymer fiber from the composite yarn fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Takeuchi, Tatsuo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090249597
    Abstract: The invention can firmly and easily remove a finely divided weft piece without leaving the weft piece by constituting a method and an apparatus of removing weft from a cord fabric for a topping sheet in a calender line for topping rubber on a number of pieces of aligned cords by a calender roll. In the midst of transferring a cord fabric (F) transferred to a calender apparatus, weft is finely divided by passing the cord fabric (F) through weft dividing means, thereafter, a plurality of blades (45) arranged movably in a width direction on an upper face side of the cord fabric (F) are reciprocally moved in the width direction over an entire width thereof to be brought into contact with the cord fabric (F), and the divided weft piece (W1) is wiped off to remove by respectively striking respective cords (C) of the cord fabric (F) by the respective blades (45).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tatara, Tomoyuki Takatsuka, Hirokatsu Mizukusa, Osamu Fujiki
  • Publication number: 20080256769
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for treating a flexible elastic textile element comprising at least one shaped part which must be partially treated and is surrounded by a plane part. According to the invention, the flexible textile element is gripped in at least two points of the plane part surrounding the shaped part which must be treated; the part gripped between two points is removed in such a way as to essentially flatten the shaped part gripped between the two points; and the removed gripped part is flattened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: DBA LUX I SARL
    Inventors: Yannick Rey, Maitre Bertrand Bizollon, Michel Calonne
  • Patent number: 7000295
    Abstract: A method for forming a metallic fabric includes forming a composite yarn having a metallic wire core, and a cover yarn including a fluid-soluble strand such as co-nylon or polylactic acid. The composite yarn can be knitted into an intermediate fabric product. The soluble element is dissolved to leave a use fabric suitable for other processing, such as coating with materials such as latex. The non-fluid-soluble strand may be either a single strand or multi-filaments of steel wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory V. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6802110
    Abstract: A web expanding device for or in a web-processing machine, especially a web-fed rotary printing press includes a frame and a cutting device (4) for longitudinally cutting a web (B) into a left-hand web strand (Bl) and a right-hand web strand (Br). A first deflecting device (5l) for the left-hand web strand (Bl) is provided along with a second left-hand deflecting device (6l) for the left-hand web strand (Bl), which is arranged after the first left-hand deflecting device (5l) in the direction of web delivery (F). A first right-hand deflecting device (5r) for the right-hand web strand (Br), which points toward the first left-hand deflecting device (5l) is provided along with a second right-hand deflecting device (6r) for the right-hand web strand (Br), which is arranged after the first right-hand deflecting device (5r) in the direction of web delivery (F) and points toward the second left-hand deflecting device (6l).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Wifag
    Inventors: Dominik Berweger, Beat Luginbühl, Erich Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 6785937
    Abstract: A process for making a plurality of necked nonwoven strips having similar or identical cross-directional profiles includes the steps of slitting a neckable nonwoven web into a plurality of neckable nonwoven strips, passing the neckable nonwoven web between a first pair of nip rollers having a first surface velocity and a second pair of nip rollers having a second surface velocity greater than the first surface velocity, and necking the nonwoven web between the first pair of nip rollers and the second pair of nip rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Gregory Todd Sudduth, Robert James Gerndt, Mark G. Kupelian, Angela Dobson, Patricia Hwang Calhoun, Courtney E. Shea, Rasha W. Guirguis, Robert Wright, John Joseph Sayovitz
  • Patent number: 6739024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a structured, voluminous non-woven web or velourised film from a thermoplastic by producing an unstructured web and subsequently processing this web using a pair of rollers (10a, 10b). The pair of rollers consists of a positive roller (10a) having numerous positive bodies distributed over the roll sleeve surface and a negative roller (10b) having equally as numerous cavities. During the rolling process, the positive bodies engage with the cavities and stretch the unstructured web in the area of the roller engagements in such a way that a deep-drawn web structure with numerous cavities is produced. After the web has passed through a roller gap, the deformed web, still bonded to the positive roller, is brought into contact with a perforating tool and perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: HCD Hygienic Composites Development GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Wagner
  • Publication number: 20030200636
    Abstract: A process for making a plurality of necked nonwoven strips having similar or identical cross-directional profiles includes the steps of slitting a neckable nonwoven web into a plurality of neckable nonwoven strips, passing the neckable nonwoven web between a first pair of nip rollers having a first surface velocity and a second pair of nip rollers having a second surface velocity greater than the first surface velocity, and necking the nonwoven web between the first pair of nip rollers and the second pair of nip rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Gregory Todd Sudduth, Robert James Gerndt, Mark Gilbert Kupelian, Angela Grace Dobson, Patricia Hwang Calhoun, Courtney Eileen Shea, Rasha Wafik Zaki Guirguis, Robert David Wright, John Joseph Sayovitz
  • Patent number: 6637085
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for recycling a fabric containing high performance fibers having a tenacity of at least 10 grams per dtex and a tensile modulus of at least 150 grams per dtex, to make a yarn from the fabric. In the process, and the fabric is cut into pieces where the largest dimension is no larger than 15 centimeters. From 30 to 99 weight percent staple fibers are added to the fabric pieces to make a blend and the fibers of the blend are separated and aligned into a sliver, and the sliver is formed into a twisted yarn. This yarn may be used to make a fabric or any other useful article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Cheng-Hang Chi, Daniel Michael Fischer, Larry John Prickett
  • Patent number: 6634068
    Abstract: An integrated cutter for preparing the edges of a fabric for seaming includes a hooked needle which oscillates vertically in a guide bushing located close to the plane of the fabric between a retracted position where the head of the needle is not exposed and an extended position in which the needle penetrates the fabric. The needle head is shaped so that when it moves upwardly it pushes between a pair of yarns in one direction until the hook is above a yarn in the other direction. The needle hook includes a transverse groove shaped so that when it moves downwardly it captures this yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Heinz Kuster, Stephan Kuster
  • Publication number: 20030192157
    Abstract: A method for forming a metallic fabric includes forming a composite yarn having a metallic wire core, and a cover yarn including a fluid-soluble strand such as co-nylon or polyactic acid. The composite yarn can be knitted into an intermediate fabric product. The soluble element is dissolved to leave a use fabric suitable for other processing, such as coating with materials such as latex. The non-fluid-soluble strand may be either a single strand or multi-filaments of steel wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: WORLD FIBERS, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory V. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20030145444
    Abstract: With regard to a fabric comprising openings, it is provided that said openings are created afterwards by perforation including the cutting of fabric threads, e.g. by punching or laser welding of the fabric threads, e.g. by means of needles, and, if necessary, the stabilization of the cut or displaced fabric threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: Schmitz-Werke BmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Justus Schmitz
  • Patent number: 6423165
    Abstract: A method for forming convexities and/or concavities on cloths for a garment at almost entire portions of the garment or any desired portion of the garment without any substantial limitation from a design point of view. The method for forming a garment having convexities and/or concavities which can expand and contract in both the weft and wrap directions like a knitted fabric. Cloths including thermoplastic fiber are cut into parts of the garment, the parts are sewn in a shape of the garment. The garment is overlaid on a thermo-shrinkable cloth. They are sewn together with stitches of water-soluble threads. The sewn cloths are heated under dry heat and without applying any pressure to the cloths so as to permit the thermo-shrinkable cloth to shrink and form convexities and/or concavities on the cloths of the garment. The water-soluble threads are solved and removed, and the cloths of the garment are separated from the thermo-shrinkable cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventor: Yoshiki Hishinuma
  • Patent number: 6189189
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a polyester textile fabric having a relatively low level of particulate contaminates and high absorbency is provided by heatsetting the fabric at a temperature of 300° F. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Morin, Daniel T. McBride, Loren W. Chambers
  • Patent number: 5991987
    Abstract: Preforms for producing annular parts of composite material are produced by inding a strip (1) of fibrous material around an elliptical mandrel (10) to produce an elliptical sleeve which can be cut obliquely, cutting taking place either before or after one or more densification steps. The cutting plane is inclined relative to the right cross section of the elliptical sleeve, and the inner and outer portions of the cut rings are machined to obtain circular elements. Such elements can produce annular parts of composite material having a reduced tendency to delanination under circumferential stress. The superposed layers are needling together during winding. A uniform needling density per unit area can be obtained by controlled displacement of the needle board (5) and of the elliptical mandrel (10) relative to each other as the mandrel turns, to compensate for the eccentricity of the cross section of the mandrel. These methods are particularly suitable for producing brake disk preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Societe Nationale D'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs D'Aviation
    Inventors: Pierre Olry, Dominique Coupe, Jean-Marie Jouin
  • Patent number: 5752300
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for loosening, cutting, and abrading a web of textile fabric having spun yarns containing wrapper fibers. The textile fabric web is directed under high tension around a rotatable, small diameter tube coated with abrasive particles. Abrasive particles are preferably rounded (nonfaceted) tungsten carbide particles. The tube can be rotated at a slow speed and the surface speed of the tube may be a fixed percentage of the textile fabric web speed. The contact angle of the textile fabric web with the tube is between one (1) and one hundred and twenty (120) degrees. The average pressure between the textile fabric web and the tube should exceed two (2) pounds per square inch (p.s.i.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventor: Louis Dischler
  • Patent number: 5553366
    Abstract: The present invention provides an article, comprising: a fabric sheet which has been compacted using a heat shrink yarn; and a curable or hardenable resin coated onto the fabric sheet. The present invention involves compacting a fabric sheet to impart stretchability and conformability to the fabric while minimizing undesirable recovery forces. Suitable fabrics for compacting are fabrics which comprise fiberglass fibers which are capable of first being compacted and then being set or annealed in the distorted, state. The article may be in the form of an orthopedic bandage and may optionally contain a microfiber filler associated with the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: James C. Novack, Scott A. Neamy, Matthew T. Scholz
  • Patent number: 5546643
    Abstract: A method for reducing or eliminating forming fabric edge curl includes slitting or scoring the knuckles formed by cross-machine direction yarns on the long-shute knuckle side of a papermaker's forming fabric. The knuckles are scored or slit to a depth no greater than half the diameter of the cross-machine direction yarns. At least one such slit or score is provided per knuckle. The scoring or slitting has the effect of bringing the ratio between the shrink forces acting on the two sides of the forming fabric in the cross-machine direction closer to unity, and, in turn, reduces or eliminates the edge curl resulting from shrinkage in the cross-machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: John M. Hawes, Joe W. Sims, Don Lee
  • Patent number: 5507079
    Abstract: The present invention provides a narrow orthopedic casting tape which can be handled in longer lengths suitable for economical production of coated fabric products. The narrow casting tape of the present invention is knitted as a wide fiberglass fabric with at least one removable connecting yarn in the length (i.e., warp) direction of the fabric which acts to connect two narrower strips of fiberglass fabric. The removable connecting yarn is subsequently removed from the fabric by a heat treatment process which separates the wider fabric into two narrower fabrics and also heat sets the fabric. Alternatively, the removable connecting yarn may be removed from the fabric by a dissolution process. Narrow fabrics of the present invention can also be constructed of organic yarns.The present invention also provides a tearable orthopedic casting tape which has a high degree of extensibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jacquelyn A. Schmidt, John M. Kokorudz, Matthew T. Scholz, Miroslav M. Tochacek, F. Andrew Ubel, III
  • Patent number: 5392500
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a fibrous texture for producing a composite material article. The fibrous texture is formed of a yarn comprising discontinuous fibers which are made of a refractory material or a precursor thereof. The discontinuous fibers are disposed parallel to one another, without twist. A covering yarn made of a fugitive material is disposed over the discontinuous fibers to provide integrity to the yarn. The covering yarn is eliminated after formation of the fibrous texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne de Propulsion
    Inventors: Pierre Olry, Dominique Coupe, Philippe DuPont
  • Patent number: 5381592
    Abstract: Method to refurbish cut or loop pile carpet products including carpet tiles by passing the product under a high pressure water or liquid dispensing head projecting a stream of water against the subject product at a pressure in the range of 200-2000 p.s.i.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Higgins
  • Patent number: 5299513
    Abstract: A drawing device for towel cloth for successively drawing out and cutting off a towel material of long size as long as a sheet of towel from the rest of the towel material at the plain woven portion thereof, the towel material of long size having plain woven portions and pile fabric portions alternately and continuously arranged at predetermined intervals in the longitudinal direction thereof. The drawing device comprises a feed roller disposed perpendicular to the drawing direction of the towel cloth on the drawing side thereof relative to the cutting unit and capable of feeding back the cut end portion of the cut towel cloth on the drawing side to the side of the towel material relative to the cutting unit and a thickness detector disposed in the same way as the feed roller orthogonally to the drawing direction of the towel cloth having an aperture-adjustable slit for stopping the pile fabric portion of the fed back towel cloth thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: The Singer Company, NV
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kambara, Hideyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 5228175
    Abstract: A fibrous preform is formed from a yarn composed of long discontinuous fibers made of a refractory material or its precursor. The discontinuous fibers are disposed parallel to one another without twist, and the integrity of the yarn is achieved by a covering yarn made of a fugitive material. The fibrous preform is intended to be densified by a matrix material for the manufacture of a composite material article. The covering yarn is eliminated before the preform is densified by the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: Societe Europeenne De Propulsion
    Inventors: Pierre Olry, Dominique Coupe
  • Patent number: 5202077
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treatment of relatively moving substrate materials and the novel products produced thereby created by precise application of high temperature pressurized streams of fluid against the surface of the materials to melt and remove material which imparts a recessed channel to the materials that facilitates separation of the materials. The apparatus includes an elongate manifold for receiving heated pressurized fluid, such as air, disposed across the width of the relatively moving material and having a single slit the full width of the substrate for directing the fluid into the surface of the material. The substrate material is treated with an acrylic resin to eliminate jagged or frayed edges either prior to or after the melting and removal process by means of the high temperature pressurized fluid streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventors: Francis W. Marco, Colman B. O'Connell, Howard C. Willauer, Jr., James A. Jacobs, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5014403
    Abstract: A method of making a non raveling stretchable fiberglass fabric by knitting an elastic yarn under tension into the fabric in the length direction, releasing the tension from the elastic yarn to compact the fabric and removing the elastic yarn from the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventor: George J. Buese