Textile, Fabric, Cloth, Or Pile Containing (e.g., Web, Net, Woven, Knitted, Mesh, Nonwoven, Matted, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/36.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10266310
    Abstract: An auxetic structure consistent with the present disclosure may include a core cell, capable of rotation, including a plurality of first rib sections, and a plurality of second rib sections. The first rib sections may be transverse to a longitudinal axis of the auxetic structure and at least one of the first rib sections may extend from the core cell. The second rib sections may be transverse to a transverse axis of the auxetic structure and at least one of the second rib sections may extend from the core cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: University of New Hampshire
    Inventors: Yaning Li, Yunyao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10196766
    Abstract: A wrappable textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The wrappable textile sleeve includes an elongate wall extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends with lengthwise extending edges extending parallel or substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis between the opposite ends. The wall is woven from lengthwise extending warp yarns and circumferentially extending weft yarns. The weft yarns form a plurality of discrete annular bands, with adjacent bands having weft yarns of different diameters to provide the wall with discrete enhanced hoop strength regions and with discrete enhanced flexibility regions, where the enhanced hoop strength and enhanced flexibility regions alternate in adjacent relation with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Alexa A. Woodruff, Cassie M. Malloy, David A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10188838
    Abstract: A method of preparing a textile-reinforced medical dilation balloon is provided, including a woven tubular textile sleeve with substantially longitudinal thermoplastic warp threads and at least one weft thread woven substantially perpendicular relative to the warp threads, where the sleeve defines a sleeve lumen. A medical dilation balloon is disposed within the sleeve lumen, and a coating substantially covers the inner and outer surfaces of the sleeve, attaching it to the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Shyam Kuppurathanam
  • Patent number: 10150229
    Abstract: Woven preforms, for example those used for jet aircraft engine fancases, may need additional stiffeners to improve the strength and/or dynamic performance of the preform assembly, as well as to serve as attachment points. The present invention describes several improved woven preforms that include circumferential or axial stiffeners, as well as methods of manufacturing the same. One embodiment includes circumferential stiffeners added to a woven preform. Another embodiment includes sub-preforms with integral flanges that combine to make integral stiffeners. A further embodiment includes an intermediate stiffener wrapped onto a base sub-preform wrap, wherein the intermediate stiffener wrap incorporates intermediate stiffeners. Another embodiment incorporates bifurcations in one or more layers of an outermost wrap of a multi-layer fabric composite that forms a preform, wherein the bifurcated outer wrap is folded to form stiffeners that may be oriented circumferentially or axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 10059082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a uni-directional cloth, a laid fabric, preparation method thereof and a laid fabric product, wherein the preparation method of the uni-directional cloth includes: sequentially and continuously spreading multiple ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene thin films or strips along a direction and connecting the multiple ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene thin films or strips into a whole to obtain the uni-directional cloth; and the laid fabric is prepared on the basis of the uni-directional cloth and the laid fabric product is prepared on the basis of the laid fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Zhengzhou Zhongyuan Defense Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruiwen Yin, Changgan Ji, Junying Ma
  • Patent number: 10006743
    Abstract: A material that is capable of stopping high-speed projectiles but yet is sufficiently flexible for use in various applications, such as to be used in footwear to protect a person's feet, especially the bottoms thereof is achieved by an enhanced ballistic material formed from interleaving layers of a ballistic material and layers of a gel matrix material that remains relatively soft and flexible. The ballistic material layer may be high tensile strength synthetic or polymeric fibers that are arranged in a mesh weave. Preferably the gel matrix material is capable of investing the ballistic material, e.g., by having the gel matrix material fill the interstices of the fibers, which may be achieved through the use of heat and/or pressure. Furthermore, the combined material, i.e., the enhanced ballistic material, may be shaped, e.g., by molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Neal Mitnick
  • Patent number: 9855725
    Abstract: Vacuum insulator includes core member and jacket which covers core member. Jacket is decompressed its interior and core member includes a glass-fiber laminated unit. The glass fiber is formed of toughened glass-fiber which is low brittle and its fiber strength is toughened. This structure allows improving the heat insulating performance as well as lowering the material cost of vacuum insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Tenra, Masamichi Hashida
  • Patent number: 9833930
    Abstract: Woven preforms, for example those used for jet aircraft engine fancases, may need additional stiffeners to improve the strength and/or dynamic performance of the preform assembly, as well as to serve as attachment points. The present invention describes several improved woven preforms that include circumferential or axial stiffeners, as well as methods of manufacturing the same. One embodiment includes circumferential stiffeners added to a woven preform. Another embodiment includes sub-preforms with integral flanges that combine to make integral stiffeners. A further embodiment includes an intermediate stiffener wrapped onto a base sub-preform wrap, wherein the intermediate stiffener wrap incorporates intermediate stiffeners. Another embodiment incorporates bifurcations in one or more layers of an outermost wrap of a multi-layer fabric composite that forms a preform, wherein the bifurcated outer wrap is folded to form stiffeners that may be oriented circumferentially or axially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 9781955
    Abstract: A connecting structure for connecting waterproof breathable and warm keeping fabrics includes: at least two pieces of fabric, a first adhesive layer, and a first waterproof rubberized layer. Each piece of fabric sequentially includes an inner mesh fabric layer, a breathable and waterproof layer, a breathable layer and an outer fabric layer. The breathable layer includes a plurality of air holes to communicate with the breathable and waterproof layer, the first adhesive layer is fixed to a connecting position of each pieces of fabric, and the first waterproof rubberized layer is fixed to the inner mesh fabric layer and coated with a second adhesive layer, so that the second adhesive layer and the first adhesive layer being adhered to each other, so as to connect the first waterproof rubberized layer to the at least two pieces of fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Pacific Eagle Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Arthur Tse-Shao Shih
  • Patent number: 9651029
    Abstract: A self-supporting wind turbine tower with walls comprising an upper portion (12) and a lower portion (14). Substantially all of the upper portion (12) is formed from a composite plastic. Substantially all of the lower portion (14) is formed from mild steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Blade Dynamics Limited
    Inventors: Paul Hayden, Joaquin Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9617858
    Abstract: A fiber structure reinforcing a composite material part woven as a single piece by multilayer weaving between plural first and second layers of yarns. The fiber structure includes a portion of decreasing thickness that presents: plural yarn withdrawal parts in surface continuity, with yarns interrupted from the first plural layers of yarns underlying the layer of yarns of the first plural layers of yarns situated in the surface of the structure; and plural yarn withdrawal parts in surface discontinuity, with yarns interrupted from the first plural layers of yarns situated at the surface of the structure, each interrupted yarn replaced in the surface of the structure by a yarn of a layer of yarns underlying the first plural layers of yarns. The yarns of the second plural layers of yarns situated in the surface of the fiber structure are continuous over at least the entire portion of decreasing thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Bruno Jacques Gerard Dambrine, Dominique Coupe, Jonathan Goering, Jean-Noel Mahieu
  • Patent number: 9610749
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a protector for a portable electronic device includes following steps. A substrate having a first surface, a second surface and an edge is provided. A first sheet having a first sheet surface and an edge portion is provided, wherein the first sheet surface includes a first hot-melt adhesive. The first surface of the substrate is caused to contact the first sheet surface, wherein the edge portion protrudes the edge. The edge portion is folded along the edge to enable the first hot-melt adhesive to contact the second surface of the substrate. A second sheet having a second sheet surface including a second hot-melt adhesive is provided. The second surface of the substrate and the edge portion is caused to contact the second sheet surface. A thermocompression bonding is performed to bond the first sheet, the second sheet and the substrate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ACROX TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Steve Ore-Yang
  • Patent number: 9579532
    Abstract: Provided among other things is a breach or contamination indicating elastomeric article for indicating a breach or contamination by a selected chemical or group of chemicals, the article having an exterior and interior and comprising: (a) an interior elastomeric layer selected to resist permeation by the selected chemical(s), which interior layer is colored; and (b) a contiguous or dis-contiguous indicating layer comprising solid particles of hydrophobic dye effective to provide enhanced color on contacting hexane, cyclohexane, xylene, ethyl ether, butyl acetate, MIBK, methanol, acetonitrile and acetic acid; wherein the distribution of the indicating layer provides for a visually noticeable color change against the background of the colored interior elastomeric layer upon a breach or contamination event by a selected chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Noorman Bin Abu Hassan, Michael S. Zedalis, Dave Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 9492587
    Abstract: A stent made from an ultra high molecular weight bioabsorbable polymer is disclosed herein. The bioabsorbable polymer can have a Mw greater than 1 million g/mole or greater than 2 million g/mole. Methods of making the ultra high molecular weight polymer stent without degrading the molecular weight are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Lothar W. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 9359817
    Abstract: A dual-use ladder and bridge modular system preferably includes tubes, gussets, flanges, and/or joints. In a preferred embodiment, the tubes, gussets, flanges, and/or joints are made of carbon fiber. A method connects and disconnects modular carbon fiber ladder segments. Another method creates a lightweight carbon-fiber beam with exceptionally high stiffness and strength using a combination of carbon-fiber braid material, uni-directional cloth, and pultruded carbon-fiber strips. A carbon fiber ladder segment and tube connectors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Allred & Associates Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie B. Allred, III, Joseph Kummer, Michael D. Griswold, Michael J. Hall
  • Patent number: 9354557
    Abstract: The invention provides an intermediate transfer member for use in an image recording method including the steps of applying a reaction liquid to the intermediate transfer member, applying an ink to the intermediate transfer member so as to overlap with at least a part of a region to which the reaction liquid has been applied, thereby forming an intermediate image, and transferring the intermediate image to a recording medium, wherein an average of a surface area per unit area of a surface of the intermediate transfer member is 1.2 or more and 10.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsutoshi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 9193114
    Abstract: A method for producing a component with at least one hollow profile from a fiber composite material includes producing a component blank from the fiber composite material. The component blank includes a hollow profile with open ends. The component blank is thermally treated. Each open end of the hollow profile is closed with a stopper that includes at least an outer circumference of a closed-pore foam. The thermally treated component blank is tested using ultrasound in accordance with a non-destructive material-testing method. The component blank is then mechanically treated so as to obtain a finished component and the stoppers are removed. Alternatively, the component blank is mechanically treated to obtain the finished product before the ultrasound testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PREMIUM AEROTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Ralph Arnold, Fred Eisenbeiss
  • Patent number: 9091002
    Abstract: A wrappable textile sleeve and method of construction includes an elongate wall having warp yarns extending generally parallel to a longitudinal central axis of the sleeve and fill yarns extending circumferentially about the sleeve. The warp yarns and the fill yarns are woven in an overlying and underlying weave pattern with one another. The warp yarns are arranged in discrete groups alternating about a circumference of the wall with adjacent groups having a different number of the warp yarns. As such, the wall is provided with groups of increased numbers of warp yarns that provide the sleeve with enhanced rigidity and abrasion resistance, while also being provided with groups of decreased numbers of warp yarns that provide the sleeve with enhanced flexibility along the longitudinal central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Cassie M. Malloy, Jean Ferrand, Danny E. Winters, Tianqi Gao
  • Patent number: 9090026
    Abstract: A method of splicing together a first composite core and a second composite core can include: positioning a first flange of the first composite core adjacent to a second flange of the second composite core, applying an adhesive, and locating a first magnet and a second magnet to provide a pressure on the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hethcock, Jonathan A. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150147498
    Abstract: A nonwoven sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided, with the nonwoven sleeve having a tubular nonwoven wall bounding an inner cavity for receipt of an elongate member therein. The tubular nonwoven wall includes a strip of nonwoven material spiral wrapped about a central longitudinal axis of the wall, with opposite edges of the strip being brought into abutment with one another to form a spiral butt joint. The opposite edges of the nonwoven strip are bonded together across the butt joint by melted material of the strip. The nonwoven strip is bonded in tubular fashion along its length such that the nonwoven wall is not subject to unraveling and forming loose end pieces of the strip of nonwoven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Luis Aquino, Jose De La Cruz, Arturo Fong, Jesus Arenivar
  • Publication number: 20150140242
    Abstract: A method for producing a structural component from an organometallic sheet includes a first step in which the organometallic sheet is preheated. introduced into a tool and subsequently re-formed. In a second step, a region of the re-formed organometallic sheet is heated. In a third step at least the heated region of the re-formed organometallic sheet is re-formed further in such a way that it enters into a material bond with a further region of the organometallic sheet to form an at least partly closed hollow profile. A device for carrying out the method for producing a structural component from an organometallic sheet and a structural component produced by the method also are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Dustin Flock, Bernd Meier
  • Patent number: 9028937
    Abstract: A multilayer textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve has an outer layer constructed at least in part from a first warp yarn extending along a length direction of the sleeve and a weft yarn extending transversely to the length direction. The sleeve further includes an inner layer constructed at least in part from a second warp yarn extending along the length direction and a weft yarn extending transversely to the length direction, with the second warp yarn being a different type of yarn than the first warp yarn. The outer layer and inner layer are connected to one another by interlinking the weft yarn of the outer layer with at least some of the second warp yarns of the inner layer and by interlinking the weft yarn of the inner layer with at least some of the first warp yarns of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Harris, G. Christopher Thierolf, Danny Winters
  • Publication number: 20150125504
    Abstract: Melt blown bicomponent fibers comprising a first thermoplastic polymeric material and a second thermoplastic polymeric material comprising homo- or co-polymer(s) of poly(m-xylene adipamide) or polyphenylene sulfide. The first thermoplastic polymeric material may be one or more homo- or co-polymer(s) of nylon 6 (polycaprolactam), nylon 6,6 (poly(hexamethylene adipamide)), polypropylene, and/or polybutylene terephthalate. A plurality of bicomponent fibers may thermally bonded to one another at spaced apart points of contact to define a porous structure that substantially resists crushing. The nonwoven fabric webs and rovings and self-supporting, three-dimensional porous elements may be formed from the plurality of bicomponent fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Bennett C. Ward, Brenton D. Dillie
  • Patent number: 9022077
    Abstract: The composite tube comprises a tubular arrangement of knitted fiber characterized by a plurality of interlocking loops. Selected knitted patterns provide desired density or spacing between fibers. Selected fibers may include materials such as Kevlar®, carbon fiber, and combinations thereof. The tubular knitted pattern allows for variable electrical, mechanical and geometrical options. A matrix material is applied over the knitted fiber pattern and is allowed to cure. The matrix material may include a combination of resin and epoxy constituents. The matrix material may be applied by a vacuum bag molding process. Electrical and mechanical properties can also be controlled by selecting desired resin and epoxy constituents. The flexible knitted reinforcing layer allows use of an inflatable bladder to hold the reinforcing layer in the desired shape, thereby facilitating tube constructions of varying shapes and diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. Statler, III, Clifton P. Breay
  • Publication number: 20150118425
    Abstract: Cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant yarns including blends of technical fibers and mineral, inorganic, or ceramic fibers of substantially the same length as the technical fibers, and methods for manufacturing yarns, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Dapsalmon
  • Patent number: 9017783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot melt adhesive composition including an amorphous poly-alpha-olefin, an amorphous propylene/butene copolymer, a grafted polyethylene, and a wax. The hot melt adhesive composition can be used for bonding woven polypropylene substrates. The invention also provides an adhesive bonded woven polypropylene bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: H. B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Miller, Andres I. Sustic