Textile, Fabric, Cloth, Or Pile Containing (e.g., Web, Net, Woven, Knitted, Mesh, Nonwoven, Matted, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/36.1)
  • Patent number: 11980529
    Abstract: A cylindrical bandage is held in place without using binding means such as strings tied to an upper limb. Additionally, the cylindrical bandage for a lower limb or upper limb fits the shapes and dimensions of a body part and stays on the body part and thus allows great increase in venous return. The cylindrical bandage includes a tubular knit being of a length corresponding to a length of an arm or a leg and a gutter-shaped knit extending from a lengthwise first end of the tubular knit. This gutter-shaped knit has smaller circumferential length than the first end of the tubular knit and has a cut-out section with a horseshoe or V shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TRESTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11957196
    Abstract: A temperature-regulating garment and air exchange system including a fabric composed of a background yarn (11) which is visible on the rear and a base yarn (12) which is visible on the front of the fabric, and a third yarn (2) which allows the construction of a structure which lends the fabric the desired performance characteristics. In particular, in a zone designed to absorb and expel perspiration and be breathable, the garment features a fabric structure obtained by machining the background yarn and the base yarn with a looser knit with respect to other portions in which such performance is not required, so as to permit good passage of air, and the third yarn is added by inserting the yarn into a portion of row of knitting which is clearly defined in terms of the width thereof and which corresponds to the width of the breathable area to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TRERE' INNOVATION S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Giorgini
  • Patent number: 11939514
    Abstract: A self-healing hydraulic seal is provided. The self-healing hydraulic seal is prepared from a water-swellable elastomeric composition comprising a base polymer and a plant-based polysaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventors: James Patrick Barnhouse, Aaron David Clark, Kelly Ann Williams
  • Patent number: 11920266
    Abstract: A corrugated protective textile sleeve has a flexible, tubular wall of woven warp yarns, extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends of the wall, and weft yarns, extending generally transversely to the warp yarns. At least some of the weft yarns are activatable weft yarn to shrink in length and at least some the weft yarns, adjacent the activatable weft yarn, are substantially non-activatable weft yarn. The substantially non-activatable weft yarn form crests, having a first diameter, spaced axially from one another and the activatable weft yarns, upon being activated and shrunken, form valleys, having a second diameter less than the first diameter, with at least some of the valleys extending between the crests to form the wall having a corrugated contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventor: Xiaodan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11915841
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wire harness having an electric wire and a protection tube covering, one end side of the electric wire being provided with a large-dimension portion greater than an inner dimension of the protection tube, including shaping the electric wire protection tube made of shape-memory polymer into a tube shape; expanding the protection tube by heating to a temperature equal to or higher than a glass-transition point such that the inner dimension of the protection tube becomes larger than the large-dimension portion; cooling the protection tube to a temperature below the glass-transition point and solidifying the protection tube; passing the large-dimension portion and the electric wire inside the protection tube; and reheating the electric wire protection tube to a temperature equal to or higher than the glass-transition point such that the electric wire protection tube is restored to the inner dimension obtained after the step of shaping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kiyota, Masaru Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 11913278
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a ground sealing arrangement for a portable flood barrier further comprising a vertical wall. The ground sealing arrangement is arranged to be positioned on the ground. The ground sealing arrangement comprises a main sealing layer forming a main body of the ground sealing arrangement. The main sealing layer is impermeable to water. The ground sealing arrangement further comprises a bottom sealing layer arranged on a ground-facing underside of the main sealing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Aquafence AS
    Inventors: Fred Schandorff Dahl, Francesco Rugiano Beckmann, Rihards Rozins, Martins Vasuks
  • Patent number: 11883025
    Abstract: A tissue thickness compensator comprising a first compensation layer, a second compensation layer, and a pocket situated between the compensation layers can be positioned in the end effector of a surgical instrument. A fastener cartridge positioned in the end effector can comprise a fastener moveable between an initial position and a fired position. When the fastener is moved from the initial position to the fired position, the fastener can move through the pocket and can compress a portion of the tissue thickness compensator. A support can be positioned between the first and second compensation layers. When the fastener compresses the tissue thickness compensator, at least one of the support, first compensation layer and second compensation layer can be deformed. The tissue thickness compensator can also comprise a tab and/or a limiting plate to control deformation of the compensation layers and/or the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Hamilton E. González, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Michael S. Cropper, Charles J. Scheib, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Gregory W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11839374
    Abstract: Compressible adjuncts for use with a surgical cartridge are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a compressible adjunct includes a biocompatible adjunct material that is configured to be releasably retained on a staple cartridge and that is configured to be delivered to tissue by deployment of staples in the cartridge. The adjunct material includes a hollow lattice macrostructure having at least one drug contained therein. The hollow lattice macrostructure is formed of a plurality of unit cells having at least one absorbable sub-structure that is formed in the plurality of unit cells. The at least one absorbable sub-structure is configured to control a rate of fluid movement through the respective unit cell so as to control the release of the at least one drug from the adjunct material when the adjunct material is in a tissue deployed state. Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely
  • Patent number: 11833803
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced plastic molded body includes a layered body, a resin member, unidirectional fiber reinforced resins each constituted from a unidirectional continuous fiber, a matrix resin, and a woven fabric fiber reinforced resin of one or two or more layers, wherein when the layered body is divided into equal halves in its thickness direction, an amount of the resin member present in a region (R1) which is a side from a dividing center line whereon the woven fabric fiber reinforced resin is layered is referred to as Am1, and an amount of the resin member present in a region (R2) which is a side whereon the woven fabric fiber reinforced resin is not layered is referred to as Am2, Am2/Am1 is 2 to 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Keisuke Shiozaki, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kosuke Shiho
  • Patent number: 11795983
    Abstract: A support structure comprising a pultruded outer beam (12), a pultruded inner beam (14), a plurality of wear tabs (16) affixed to the inner beam, and a gear track (18) affixed to the inner beam. The outer beam is substantially hollow and adapted to receive the inner beam and the inner beam is shaped so that a portion of the inner beam extends nearly the entire height of the outer beam and a portion of the inner beam extends nearly the entire width of the outer beam, the plurality of wear tabs are located at one or more corners of the inner beam, and the gear track contacts a gear for facilitating movement of the inner beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Joe Thomas
  • Patent number: 11794421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for hardening wing panel preforms. One embodiment is a method for fabricating a wing panel for an aircraft. The method includes loading a wing skin preform onto a contour of an Outer Mold Line (OML) tool, applying stringer preforms to troughs of an Inner Mold Line (IML) tool, aligning the OML tool with the IML tool, and assembling the IML, tool and the OML tool into a cartridge that molds a wing panel preform comprising the wing skin preform and the stringer preforms. The method further includes inserting the cartridge into a press, and hardening the wing panel preform into a composite part while the cartridge resides in the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Max U. Kismarton
  • Patent number: 11787146
    Abstract: Methods of making a protective cover. According to one method, a composite sheet is formed by providing a substrate formed from a nonwoven material having a puncture resistance exceeding 500 N, the substrate having a first surface and a second surface, disposing a first layer of plastic film on the substrate first surface and a second layer of plastic film on the substrate second surface. The composite sheet has a first end, a second end, a first lateral edge, a second lateral edge, and an axis extending between the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge. The method also includes folding the composite sheet about the axis to bring the first end of the composite sheet proximate the second end of the composite sheet and define a partially enclosed space having an opening proximate the first and second ends of the composite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Industrial Packaging Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Patrick Weir
  • Patent number: 11764401
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a secondary battery including a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a first electrolyte, a second electrolyte, and a hydrogel electrolyte. The first electrolyte is in contact with at least a part of the negative electrode. The second electrolyte is in contact with at least a part of the positive electrode. The hydrogel electrolyte includes a gel having a chemically crosslinked structure. A first electrolyte composition of the first electrolyte is different from a second electrolyte composition of the second electrolyte. At least one of the first electrolyte and the second electrolyte includes an aqueous solvent, the aqueous solvent including water. At least a part of at least one of the negative electrode and the positive electrode overlaps at least a part of the hydrogel electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Hotta, Shinsuke Matsuno, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 11753755
    Abstract: A braided tube formation apparatus and associated methods of use are disclosed for assisting in the manufacture of a braided tube. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus provides at least one elongated core mandrel, and at least one elongated, radially collapsible primary tube sized and configured for removably receiving the at least one elongated core mandrel therewithin. Each of the at least one primary tube provides a plurality of spaced apart primary tube portions circumferentially arranged and configured for cooperating to define said primary tube. During use, after the braided tube is circumferentially formed on an outer surface of the at least one primary tube, the at least one core mandrel is removed from within the at least one primary tube, thereby allowing the primary tube portions to radially move inwardly toward one another so that braided tube may be disengaged from the at least one primary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: ACCUMEDICAL BEIJING LTD.
    Inventors: Yiran Lu, Hongliang Gao, Jiaxing Jia
  • Patent number: 11744702
    Abstract: A heart valve assembly includes an outer frame. The outer frame is formed from a metallic material and defines a gridded configuration. An inner frame houses a prosthetic heart valve. The inner frame is a graft covering extending around the prosthetic heart valve for providing sealing to the heart valve. The graft covering is one of polyester, PTFE, ePTFE, or a polymer. The outer frame is secured to the graft covering. The outer frame is secured to the graft covering by a plurality of stitches. A plurality of radially extending fibers extend from the graft covering and through the outer metallic frame to form a seal positioned outwardly of the outer frame. The fibers include strands of fibers that terminate in an end thereof outwardly of the outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Aortic Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Shahriari, Justin Nifong
  • Patent number: 11708143
    Abstract: A stiffening element comprises a tension and compression member, a shear member, an attachment member, and a plurality of beads. The tension and compression member is positioned spaced apart from the skin and configured to bear tension or compression forces that stiffen the skin and prevent the skin from buckling or bending. The shear member is connected to the tension and compression member and configured to bear shear forces between the skin and the tension and compression member. The attachment member is connected to the shear member and is configured to connect to the skin. The beads each create out-of-plane feature that is positioned in at least one of the shear member and the attachment member. The beads permit the stiffening element be reshaped to adjust a longitudinal curvature of the stiffening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 11701860
    Abstract: The present invention provides a structure that improves sound absorption coefficient. The present invention provides a structure comprising: a foam resin layer formed of a foam material having a foaming ratio of 1.1 to 8 times; and a sound absorbing layer formed of a foam material having a foaming ratio of 10 to 30 times, the sound absorbing layer laminated on the foam resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Ono
  • Patent number: 11642857
    Abstract: A method of constructing an inflatable fluidic actuator that includes generating a tube configuration with one or more shapes of fluid-impermeable membrane material, the tube configuration having a first tube end and a second tube end and an internal tube face and an external tube face. The method also includes coupling a first and second interface to the tube configuration at the first and second tube ends by respectively coupling each interface to the tube configuration at a respective tube end by generating at least one of: a first circumferential bond between the fluid-impermeable membrane material and one or more sidewalls of the interface; and an external face bond between fluid-impermeable membrane material at the tube end onto an external face of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Roam Robotics Inc.
    Inventors: James Chau, Linus Park, Timothy Alan Swift
  • Patent number: 11635145
    Abstract: A spiral wound header ring is provided. The spiral wound header ring comprises at least one outer fabric layer and at least one spiral of inner fabric and rubber. The spiral wound header ring further may have a sealing surface that extends from a rearward facing surface to the forward facing annular, radially extending, surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Matthys, Chad Yoder, Michael McNally, Louis Mattina
  • Patent number: 11629549
    Abstract: A ground sealing arrangement for a portable flood barrier to be positioned on the ground includes a vertical wall and a main sealing layer forming a main body. The main sealing layer is impermeable to water. The ground sealing arrangement further includes a bottom sealing layer arranged on a ground-facing underside of the main sealing layer. The bottom sealing layer is attached to the main sealing layer at a distance from a peripheral edge of the main sealing layer that is most distal from the first edge of the ground sealing arrangement such that the bottom sealing layer has a free end extending from the point where the bottom sealing layer attaches to the main sealing layer towards the peripheral edge of the main sealing layer, and comprises a highly flexible and/or glutinous material which is stretchable and sticks to the ground when the material is soaked with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Aquafence AS
    Inventors: Fred Schandorff Dahl, Francesco Rugiano Beckmann, Rihards Rozins, Martins Vasuks
  • Patent number: 11554560
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite structure, e.g. wind turbine blade, using reusable and removable perimeter plates to establish air flow channels in conjunction with a vacuum bag and mold. An exemplary setting is the perimeter of large wind blade shells where a perimeter vacuum is used to retain the part in the mold for the bonding process. The reusable plates disclosed herein create air channels whether the vacuum is introduced to the perimeter of the mold: i) through the flange in different locations; or ii) with the use of vacuum lines into the perimeter bag; or iii) built in vacuum channels in the flange of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TPI Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk M. Baker
  • Patent number: 11553915
    Abstract: Stapling assemblies for use with a surgical stapler are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the stapling assembly includes a cartridge having a plurality of staples disposed therein and a non-fibrous adjunct formed of at least one fused bioabsorbable polymer and configured to be releasably retained on the cartridge. Adjunct systems for use with a surgical stapler are also provided. Surgical end effectors using the stapling assemblies are also provided. Methods for manufacturing stapling assemblies and using the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Michael J. Vendely, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Hardik Kabaria, Farhad Javid, David Arthur Kelly, Elliott Baker
  • Patent number: 11492177
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a side-sealed open mesh fabric bag having one or more multi-layer seam structures. At least one side seam of the bag comprises a plurality of folded layers of the bag's fabric bonded together within a seam structure by a plurality of seal portions. At least one of those seal portions is a sacrificial seal configured to at least partially give from the seam structure, whilst one or more other seal portions of the seam structure remain intact. The sacrificial seal provides the bag with volumetric flexibility, whilst the remaining seam structure provides an improved seam strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ANCI, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Antonacci
  • Patent number: 11484821
    Abstract: Articles and methods involving filter media are generally provided. In certain embodiments, the filter media includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and an adhesive resin positioned between the first layer and the second layer. In some embodiments, the first layer may be a pre-filter layer or a support layer. The second layer may, for example, comprise fibers formed by a solution spinning process and/or may comprise fine fibers. In some embodiments, the adhesive resin may be present in a relatively low amount and/or may have a low glass transition temperature. The filter media as a whole may have one or more advantageous properties, including one or more of a high stiffness, a high bond strength between the first layer and the second layer, a high gamma, and/or a low increase in air resistance after being subjected to an IPA vapor discharge. The filter media may be, for example, a HEPA filter and/or an ULPA filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Sudhakar Jaganathan, Douglas M. Guimond, Carrie Liu
  • Patent number: 11426690
    Abstract: An air filter medium reduces a decrease in collection efficiency in the case where a main collection layer and a pre-collection layer having a lower collection efficiency than the main collection layer are used. An air filter medium that collects dust in gas includes a main collection layer and a pre-collection layer that has a lower collection efficiency of NaCl particles having a particle size of 0.3 ?m than the main collection layer, is disposed on an upstream side of an air flow with respect to the main collection layer, and has water repellency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hara, Kunihiko Inui, Tatsumi Sakano
  • Patent number: 11400397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter medium comprising a substrate and a fine fiber layer on top of the substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first layer comprising first fibers having a first average diameter and a first maximum fiber length; a second layer comprising second fibers having a second average diameter and a second maximum fiber length; and a third layer comprising third fibers having a third average diameter and a third maximum fiber length; wherein the boundary area between the first and the second layer forms a first blended area comprising first and second fibers; and the boundary area between the second and the third layer forms a second blended area comprising second and third fibers; and wherein the first and the third average diameters are each larger than the second average diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
    Inventors: Santosh Chavan, Praveen Jana, Anne Viskari
  • Patent number: 11332856
    Abstract: A wrappable textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The textile sleeve includes an elongate wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends with lengthwise extending edges extending along the longitudinal axis between the opposite ends. The wall is woven from lengthwise extending warp yarns and circumferentially extending weft yarns with at least some of the weft yarns being heat-set to impart a self curling bias on the wall to bring the edges into overlapping relation with one another. Further, the weft yarns form a plurality of discrete annular bands that extend circumferentially about the longitudinal axis with adjacent bands having different picks-per-inch from one another to provide the sleeve with enhance regions of flexibility, self-curling bias and hoop strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventor: Cassie Malloy
  • Patent number: 11279860
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive composition that can be activated at a low temperature (from 110° C., preferably from 100° C.) and is available in the form of a film, and to the method for the production thereof. The invention also relates to a composition comprising at least one specific polyester polyol and at least one specific polyisocyanate dispersible in said polyester polyol in the presence of at least one specific organic solvent, and to the use of said composition for producing an adhesive composition that can be activated at a low temperature and is available in the form of a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: Guillaume Michaud, Aurélien Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11248316
    Abstract: An assembled yarn comprises a first yarn and a second yarn. The first yarn comprises a core yarn and a first wrap yarn. The core yarn comprises a spun yarn, wherein the spun yarn comprises a blend of fibers, wherein the blend of fibers comprises first electrically conductive fibers. The first wrap yarn comprises or consists out of one or a plurality of metallic filaments. The first wrap yarn is wrapped around the core yarn with at least 300 turns per meter. The second yarn comprises second electrically conductive fibers. The second yarn is wrapped around the first yarn; or the second yarn is ply-twisted with the first yarn thereby forming a plied yarn. The assembled yarn can be used in electromagnetic shielding fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventor: Steve Verstraeten
  • Patent number: 11205526
    Abstract: Linear low-density polyethylene polymers used to form covering layers for cables are disclosed. Such polymers exhibit certain molecular weight distributions suitable to form the covering layers for the cable. The polymer can be crosslinked to exhibit suitable properties including retained elongation at break values and hot set values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Rubinder Kaur Lakhman, Jon Michael Malinoski, Sean William Culligan, Srinivas Siripurapu, Vijay Mhetar
  • Patent number: 11180872
    Abstract: A woven sleeve for routing and protecting an elongate member and method of construction thereof are provided. The sleeve has a woven wall with a circumferentially continuous outer periphery extending along a central axis between opposite ends. Warp yarns extend generally parallel to the central axis and fill yarns extend generally transversely to the warp yarns. At least a portion of the wall has a plurality of layers in abutment with one another. At least one of the fill yarns is provided as a shrinkable yarn that provides the wall with an ability to remain in a first, diametrically enlarged assembly state to facilitate assembly of the sleeve about the elongate member, whereupon the wall can be radially constricted to a second, diametrically constricted assembled state to maintain the sleeve in the desired location, while also minimizing the outer circumference to facilitate use of the sleeve in tight spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodan Qiu, Tianqi Gao, Danny Winters, Ritesh Mehbubani, Zhong Huai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11174076
    Abstract: A fully recyclable environmental protection packaging structure applied to express deliveries, postal services and logistics and made of a planar structure of paper. The packaging structure includes a first surface and a protecting layer overlapped on the surface. The protecting layer includes at least one layer of liner which is a three-dimensional network structure. The packaging structure of the present disclosure can overcome problems that kraft paper bubble bags or envelopes, and paper and plastics can't be separated and recycled to pollute environment in the prior art. At the same time, it can solve technical problems of dust pollution and poor air quality caused by using powdery and granular soft structures used as buffers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Beta (Shenzhen) Package Products Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jinwei Yan
  • Patent number: 11142130
    Abstract: A cargo support system and cargo support rails therefor are provided. The cargo support rails include a tubular wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The tubular wall includes a plurality of carbon fibers and a fibrous mat bonded to one another by a cured resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Lacks, Paul Nikandrou, Brian Wojtczak, Thomas Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11083120
    Abstract: A braided EMI protective sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve has a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between open opposite ends. The wall includes a plurality of filament bundles, with each filament bundle including a plurality of filaments twisted with one another to form a plurality of loops, wherein a plurality of the loops of each filament bundle are interlinked with a plurality of the loops of an adjacent filament bundle. At least some of the filament bundles include a conductive wire filament to provide the sleeve with an EMI protective shielding capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Amelie Simoens, Benoit Laurent
  • Patent number: 11072143
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an improved flexible-composite material is described that comprises at least one scrim constructed from at least two unidirectional tape layers bonded together and at least one woven fabric, non-woven fabric, or membrane bonded to the scrim. In various embodiments, the unidirectional tape layers comprise a plurality of parallel fiber bundles comprising monofilaments within an adhesive resin. In various embodiments, the fiber bundles are separated by gaps that can be filled in by adhesive or non-adhesive resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Wesley Edward Hatcher, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 10919140
    Abstract: A handle of a hand tool includes a body made of a first material and a bit is connected to the bottom of the body. A buffering portion made of a second material integrally formed to the outside of the body. The second material has a proper elasticity and is less hard than the first material. A grasp portion made of a third material integrally formed with the buffering portion. The second material is less hard than the third material. The grasp portion has multiple recesses for easily grasp by the user. The buffering portion buffers or absorbs the shifting of the grasp portion to maintain the bit to be perpendicular to the top face of the bolt head so as to effectively drive the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ching-Ching Tsai
  • Patent number: 10898838
    Abstract: Articles and methods involving filter media are generally provided. In certain embodiments, the filter media includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and an adhesive resin positioned between the first layer and the second layer. In some embodiments, the first layer may be a pre-filter layer or a support layer. The second layer may, for example, comprise fibers formed by a solution spinning process and/or may comprise fine fibers. In some embodiments, the adhesive resin may be present in a relatively low amount and/or may have a low glass transition temperature. The filter media as a whole may have one or more advantageous properties, including one or more of a high stiffness, a high bond strength between the first layer and the second layer, a high gamma, and/or a low increase in air resistance after being subjected to an IPA vapor discharge. The filter media may be, for example, a HEPA filter and/or an ULPA filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: Sudhakar Jaganathan, Douglas M. Guimond, Carrie Liu
  • Patent number: 10857771
    Abstract: Stretch laminate hot melt adhesives and stretch laminates are described. The stretch laminate hot melt adhesives are suitable for adhering elastic materials with inelastic substrates, and allow permanent deformation of the inelastic substrate and extensions and retractions of the elastic materials. The stretch laminate hot melt adhesive is particularly suitable for back ear lamination for disposable absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA, HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Hamm, Jinyu Chen, Yuhong Hu, Andy Swain, Jennifer Thatcher, Torsten Lindner, Matthias Morand, Robert Haines Turner, Ebrahim Rezai
  • Patent number: 10724478
    Abstract: Insulation materials have a coating of a partially cured polymer on a plurality of fibers, and the plurality of coated fibers in a cross-linked polymeric matrix. Insulation may be formed by applying a preceramic polymer to a plurality of fibers, heating the preceramic polymer to form a partially cured polymer over at least portions of the plurality of fibers, disposing the plurality of fibers in a polymeric material, and curing the polymeric material. A rocket motor may be formed by disposing a plurality of coated fibers in an insulation precursor, curing the insulation precursor to form an insulation material without sintering the partially cured polymer, and providing an energetic material over the polymeric material. An article includes an insulation material over at least one surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Morgan, Craig L. Meeks
  • Patent number: 10710532
    Abstract: An energy absorption structure has a frame member of a vehicle body framework, an energy absorption member formed from fiber-reinforced resin and a load-receiving member. The energy absorption member is provided at an end of the frame member in the front-rear direction of the vehicle body. The load-receiving member is provided on the energy-absorbing member on a side opposite to the frame member. A tearing element is provided adjacent an end portion of the energy-absorbing member corresponding to at least one of the load-receiving member and the frame member. The tearing element tears the energy-absorbing member due to an impact load that is inputted from the load-receiving member toward the energy-absorbing member, thereby severing the reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Kurai, Yukihiro Hamada
  • Patent number: 10639434
    Abstract: A surgical gas delivery system is disclosed that includes a device housing supporting a control unit and a filter interface having a seat for receiving a filter cartridge, the filter cartridge having a filter housing defining an interior reservoir, wherein sensors are coupled to the control unit for sensing a level of liquid within the reservoir of the filter cartridge to prevent contamination of the device, and wherein a set of blocking valves are provided in the device housing for interacting with the filter cartridge when it is received in the filter interface to control flow through suction and pressure lines of the device, and wherein the control unit is adapted to recognize a characteristic of the filter cartridge received in the filter interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Stearns, Dennis Feldman, Raymond Yue-Sing Tang
  • Patent number: 10639208
    Abstract: An elastic venous compression orthosis has a top part and a leg part, the top part and the leg part having a top part knit thread and leg part knit thread, respectively, defining a network of knitted meshes, and a top part weft thread and leg part weft thread, respectively, the orthosis being characterized in that the top part has a reinforcement thread with an elongation at break, measured according to DIN 53834, of below 40% and a linear density of over 30 dTex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LABORATOIRES INNOTHERA
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Slaski
  • Patent number: 10632939
    Abstract: A multilayer textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a textile wall having opposite edges extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends. The opposite edges are configured to overlap one another to bound a central cavity of the sleeve. The wall has an inner layer with opposite inner and outer faces and an outer layer with opposite inner and outer faces. The inner and outer layers overlap one another and are constructed of interlinked yarn. The inner and outer layers are integrally connected to one another across interlinked portions adjacent the opposite edges by yarn common to each of the inner and outer layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, LLC
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshimura, Cassie M. Malloy, Zhong Huai Zhang, Linwood Ludy, Danny Winters
  • Patent number: 10603615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter medium comprising a substrate and a fine fiber layer on top of the substrate, wherein the substrate comprises a first layer comprising first fibers having a first average diameter and a first maximum fiber length; a second layer comprising second fibers having a second average diameter and a second maximum fiber length; and a third layer comprising third fibers having a third average diameter and a third maximum fiber length; wherein the boundary area between the first and the second layer forms a first blended area comprising first and second fibers; and the boundary area between the second and the third layer forms a second blended area comprising second and third fibers; and wherein the first and the third average diameters are each larger than the second average diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
    Inventors: Santosh Chavan, Praveen Jana, Anne Viskari
  • Patent number: 10408575
    Abstract: A ballistic-resistant molded article includes a compressed stack of sheets made up of reinforcing tapes having a tensile strength of at least 1.0 GPa, a tensile modulus of at least 40 GPa, and a tensile energy-to-break of at least 15 J/g, the direction of the tapes within the compressed stack being not unidirectional. The stack includes a first layer of sheets including reinforcing tapes and a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) as matrix material and a further layer of sheets including reinforcing tapes and a thermoplastic elastomer as matrix material, wherein the further layer includes 0.2-8 wt. % matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TEIJIN ARAMID B.V.
    Inventors: Joris Van Der Eem, Jules Harings, Gerardus Janse, Hendrik Tjaden
  • Patent number: 10408367
    Abstract: Provided is a mesh-patterned resin molded product (10) used for encasing and protecting a hollow piping member provided in a vehicle or a small ship. The mesh-patterned resin molded product (10), in a case of an ordinary state where no load is applied to the mesh-patterned resin molded product (10), includes a plurality of first resin wired portions (11) that extend parallel to each other, and a plurality of second resin wired portions (12) that extend parallel to each other in a direction respectively intersecting the first resin wired portions (11). Each of the first resin wired portions (11) and each of the second resin wired portions (12) are joined to each other on a joint portion (13) positioned at a mutual intersection portion. At the intersection portion, a direction passing through both axial centers of the first resin wired portion (11) and the second resin wired portion (12) and being orthogonal to both the axial centers is set as an orthographic projection direction P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO PRINTING INK MFG. CO., LTD., SUMITOMO RIKO Company Limited
    Inventors: Atsushi Fushimi, Yuji Tomizawa, Koki Ikeda, Hiroyoshi Mori, Tokunori Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10393307
    Abstract: A textile sleeve for routing and protecting a plurality of elongate members in spaced relation from one another is provided. The sleeve includes a single piece, monolithic wall of interlaced yarn extending lengthwise between opposite ends of the sleeve. The wall includes a plurality of circumferentially continuous, tubular wall sections extending lengthwise between the opposite ends, with adjacent tubular wall sections being fixed in laterally spaced relation from another by an intervening single layer section. At least some of the yarn within each tubular wall section is provided as heat-shrinkable yarn, thereby providing each tubular wall section as being heat-shrinkable from a first, diametrically enlarged assembly state to a second, diametrically constricted state about a corresponding elongate member contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Benoit Laurent, Patrick Thomas, Jean-Michel Munaro
  • Patent number: 10337124
    Abstract: A textile graphene component thermal fiber, or filament yarn, is able to be integrated into a textile, for example performance knits, woven and non-woven garments and linens, in order to conduct absorb or emit heat in order to regulate the body temperature for a user. The textile graphene component thermal fiber is able to absorb thermal energy and optimally conduct the thermal energy for extended periods of time. The textile graphene component thermal fiber includes a quantity of polymers, a first quantity of graphene, and a second quantity of graphene The quantity of polymers and the first quantity of graphene are mixed into a polymeric sheath. The second quantity of graphene and the quantity of thermally conductive substances are mixed into a thermal-conducting core. The polymeric sheath encloses the thermal conducting core in order to form the textile bi-component thermal fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Teague Egan
  • Patent number: 10315380
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a multilayer material sheet comprising unidirectional high performance fibers, the process comprising the steps of positioning the fibers in a parallel fashion, consolidation of the fibers to obtain a monolayer, stacking at least two monolayers such that the fiber direction in one monolayer is at an angle ? to the direction of the fibers in an adjacent monolayer and fixation whereby the stack of at least two monolayers is subjected to a pressure and temperature treatment for a duration of a least 2 seconds, followed by cooling the stack under pressure to a temperature of 120° C. or lower. The invention furthermore relates to the multilayer material sheet obtainable with the process according to the invention. This multilayer material sheet has a reduced uptake of liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Koen van Putten, Johannes Maria Mathias Wilms, Ernst Jan van Klinken, Harm van der Werff, Leonard Josef Arnold Nielaba, Roelof Marissen
  • Patent number: 10266972
    Abstract: Preforms for use in fiber-reinforced composites, fiber-reinforced composites, and methods for making thereof are disclosed. One method includes interweaving a plurality of warp yarns with a single weft yarn so as to form a tubular woven structure with a central axis. The preform can be woven using an endless or tubular weaving technique, and can be woven so as to have two or more diameters along a length thereof. The preform can include one or more layers of a fabric formed on or attached to one or both surfaces of the tubular woven structure. The end structure can be a part of a window frame, a wheel rim, or a combustor in a jet engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Steve Biddle