Woven Fabric (i.e., Woven Strand Or Strip Material) Patents (Class 442/181)
  • Patent number: 9795557
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cosmetic composition that is stable, not sticky when used, has excellent moisture and smoothness, and maintains the effects for a long time without deterioration due to washing and/or sweating. Specifically, the present invention provides a cosmetic composition that comprises: (i) a polyalkylene oxide-modified product obtained by reacting a polyalkylene oxide compound, a diol compound, and a diisocyanate compound; and (ii) water or a lower alcohol aqueous solution, wherein the cosmetic composition comprises 0.3 mass % or more polyalkylene oxide-modified product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ozawa, Tsuyoshi Masuda, Yusuke Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9491987
    Abstract: Described are shoes, in particular a sports shoe, wherein at least a portion of an upper of the shoe includes a first layer and a functional second layer, wherein the functional second layer is directly printed onto the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Bruno Jean Antonelli, Nina Ludwig, Timothy Kelvin Robinson, Daniel Stephen Price, Jan Hill
  • Patent number: 9427342
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a woven fabric for use in an implantable medical device. The woven fabric comprises shape memory element strands woven with textile strands. At least one of the shape memory element strands has at least one float of at least five textile strands between binding points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James M. Carlson, Shyam S. V. Kuppurathanam, Fred T. Parker, Rebecca Sue Todd
  • Patent number: 9352258
    Abstract: A structure for collecting liquid droplets from an aerosol can have a structure and properties that are selected for efficient liquid collection. In particular, the strand radius and spacing of a mesh, and a material for coating the mesh, can be selected to provide efficient collection of water droplets from fog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kyoo-Chul Park, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Gareth H. McKinley, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9322121
    Abstract: A stitched sensor including a plurality of threads stitched to a textile in a stitch geometry is described. The plurality of threads includes a conductive thread, and the stitch geometry is configured such that an electrical property of the stitched sensor changes based on at least one of stretching, relaxation, or bending of the textile. Methods for forming a stitched sensor are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Lucy E. Dunne, Guido Gioberto
  • Patent number: 9287422
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a solar cell having a multi-layered structure that is used to generate, transport, and collect electric charges. The multi-layered nanostructure comprises a cathode, a conducting metal layer, a photo-active layer, a hole-transport layer, and an anode. The photo-active layer comprises a tree-like nanostructure array and a conjugate polymer filler. The tree-like nanostructure array is used as an electron acceptor while the conjugate polymer filler is as an electron donor. The tree-like nanostructure array comprises a trunk part and a branch part. The trunk part is formed in-situ on the surface of the conducting metal layer and is used to provide a long straight transport pathway to transport electrons. The large contact area between the branch part and the conjugate polymer filler provides electron-hole separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wei-Fang Su, Chun-Wei Chen, Jih-Jen Wu, Yun-Yue Lin
  • Patent number: 9040438
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity, low-monomer aqueous polymer dispersions based on polychloroprene, and a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof as a contact adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Peter Kueker, Juergen Kempkes, Bianka Lorenz, Peter Reichert, Winfried Jeske, Jose Colinas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150133016
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a support layer including a first plurality of prepreg plies wrapped around at least one mandrel; a mid-plane impact layer including a second plurality of prepreg plies, the mid-plane impact layer adjacent to the support layer; a upper skin layer including a third plurality of prepreg plies, the upper skin layer adjacent to the mid-place impact layer; and a lower skin layer including a fourth plurality of prepreg plies, the lower skin layer adjacent to the support layer; whereby each of the first, second, third, and fourth plurality of prepreg plies are co-cured to form the composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, William E. Hovan, III, Allan R. Macallister, JR., Jeffrey G. Sauer, Christian A. Rogg, Robert A. Lacko, David M. Lent, Andrew Varga
  • Publication number: 20150118179
    Abstract: Biocidally active cationic analogs of N-halamine having two biocidally active groups covalently bonded together in a single molecule and having general Formula (I). Compounds of Formula (I), and precursors thereof, can be in solution form immobilized onto a substrate via physical coating or covalent chemical bonding to functionalize surfaces or added into materials as additives so as to render them biocidal. The biocidal solutions and substrates comprising the compounds or precursors of the present invention can then be used to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
    Inventor: Song Liu
  • Publication number: 20150111450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and fibers made therefrom. The fiber comprises a polymer, poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and PTF based copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20150089893
    Abstract: A joint tape for drywall includes a substrate layer having an elongate shape in a lengthwise direction and being flexible in the lengthwise direction and in a transverse direction. The tape further includes a covering layer disposed in bonding relation on the substrate layer. The covering layer is rigid in the transverse direction and configured to withstand compressive forces applied generally in the transverse direction and shear stresses applied generally along the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Guy ROSENTHAL
  • Publication number: 20150084319
    Abstract: There is disclosed a non-coated base fabric for air bag characterized in that maximum value of inner pressure of a woven fabric in measurement of dynamic air permeability at 50 to 65° C. is 70 to 100 kpa and biaxial strain rate of the base fabric at that time is 2.9 to 4.0%. Preferably, a yarn which constitutes the woven fabric is Nylon 66 fiber, content of an oil component remaining in the woven fabric is 0.04 to 0.60% by weight to the woven fabric, main ingredient of the oil component is an olefin type polymer having a melting point of 60° C. or lower, and the woven fabric contains 20 to 200 ppm of a phosphorus component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsui, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150079864
    Abstract: A non-coated woven fabric for air bag according to the present invention comprises a synthetic fiber containing 90% by weight or more of Nylon 66, characterized in that crimping rate of warp of the fabric is 10.0 to 13.0% while crimping rate of woof of the fabric is 6.0% or less, relative viscosity of Nylon 66 constituting the synthetic fiber in sulfuric acid is 3.15 to 3.7, the synthetic fiber contains 40 ppm to 200 ppm of phosphorus component and, when dynamic air permeability of the fabric is measured at a maximum pressure of 80±5 kPa based on ASTM D 6476 under the environment of 20° C.×65% RH, biaxial elongation strain hysteresis of the fabric during a transition from increased pressure to reduced pressure at 50 kPa is 0.69% to 1.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nishimura, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Yoshihiro Matsui, Kenichi Funaki
  • Patent number: 8969223
    Abstract: A three dimensional woven preform, a fiber reinforced composite incorporating the preform, and methods of making thereof are disclosed. The woven preform includes one or more layers of a warp steered fabric. A portion of the warp steered fabric is compressed into a mold to form an upstanding leg. The preform includes the upstanding leg and a joggle in a body portion. The body portion and upstanding leg are integrally woven so there is continuous fiber across the preform. A portion of the warp steered fabric includes stretch broken carbon fibers in the warp direction, and another portion includes conventional carbon fibers. The warp steered fabric can be woven on a loom equipped with a differential take-up mechanism. The warp steered fabric can be a single or multilayer fabric. The preform or the composite can be a portion of an aircraft window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Craig Rowles
  • Patent number: 8962129
    Abstract: A rubber-reinforcing cord (12) as a rubber-reinforcing member of the present invention is a rubber-reinforcing member for reinforcing a rubber product (such as a toothed belt (1)). The rubber-reinforcing cord (12) includes a reinforcing fiber or a reinforcing fiber sheet, and a first coating film provided on a surface of the reinforcing fiber or a surface of the reinforcing fiber sheet. The first coating film is formed by applying a first treatment agent containing polyvinyl alcohol and a crosslinking agent to the reinforcing fiber or the reinforcing fiber sheet and drying the first treatment agent. In the reinforcing member of the present invention, a second coating film as a primary coating film may be provided on the surface of the reinforcing fiber or the surface of the reinforcing fiber sheet. The second coating film can be produced using a second treatment agent containing a rubber latex, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuaki Tai, Mitsuharu Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150044415
    Abstract: The present invention follows from a number of recent discoveries relating to cellulose fibrils and crystals. Unique properties of these compositions provide for novel structural materials that exhibit extremely high strength per unit of mass. Structures and articles first taught herein may be formed by computer numerically controlled processing, extruding, molding, shearing, weaving, and various additive manufacturing techniques, as well as by other more traditional procedures. These structures and articles may be used as a skin or core in composite constructions. These structures and articles can be used as free standing shells or panels. They may be made into intricate forms, particularly in three spatial dimensions with sonic elements in tension and some elements in compression to realize high performance functionalities. Cellulose matter is a dominate part of these compositions, making the articles fully biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Read, Daniel Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20150044927
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and article made therefrom and processes of making them. The composition comprises a polymer, the polymer comprising a repeat unit of formula shown below: wherein the polymer is derived from an aromatic diamine comprising m-phenylene diamine, and an aromatic diacid or a derivative thereof comprising furan dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: E I Du Pont DE Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Justin W. Chan, Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan, Sharlene Renee Williams, Michael W. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20150038041
    Abstract: Multi-functional and high-performing fabric comprising a first layer of yarns woven to form the fabric wherein the yarns comprise at least one unitary graphene-based continuous graphitic fiber comprising at least 90% by weight of graphene planes that are chemically bonded with one another having an inter-planar spacing d002 from 0.3354 nm to 0.4 nm as determined by X-ray diffraction and an oxygen content less than 5% by weight. A majority of the graphene planes in such a continuous graphitic fiber are parallel to one another and parallel to a fiber axis direction. The graphitic fiber contains no core-shell structure, has no helically arranged graphene domains or domain boundaries, and has a porosity level less than 5% by volume, more typically less than 2%, and most typically less than 1% (practically pore-free).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 8932965
    Abstract: Fabrics containing camouflage patterns are produced from dyes wherein at least certain of the colors contained in the pattern contain a low reflectance dye. The low reflectance dye is added to one or more colors in the pattern in order to preserve the camouflage pattern when viewed through night vision goggles as relatively long wavelengths, such at wavelengths greater than 900 nm. In one embodiment, the low reflectance dye comprises a thiazine. The low reflectance dye is blended with other dyes to produce colors in the pattern. By altering the concentration of the low reflectance dye in each of the colors, the colors contained in the camouflage pattern remain separate and distinct even at relatively long wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale R. Wendel
  • Publication number: 20150002364
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to cyanate resin blends comprising, for example, a mixture of a cyanate monomer and a cyanate oligomer. The resin blends are effective to provide a dielectric constant of less than 2.7, a glass transition temperature of at least 150° C. and a moisture absorption of less than 1.5%. Radomes using the resin are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kapsoo Cheon, Marie J. Hersman, Ajay Padwal
  • Publication number: 20150004863
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing carbon fiber fabrics, in which a fabric of carbon fiber (1) is impregnated with a silicone, polyurethane or acrylic emulsion (4) which is then dried together with the fabric (1). The present invention also relates to a fabric manufactured with this process as well as a coating for motor vehicles comprising this fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Attilio Masini
  • Patent number: 8906814
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a method of preparing metal oxide coated substrates for various potential applications, and the coated substrate formed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jung Ah Lee, Randall M. Hill, Paula T. Hammond, Gregory C. Rutledge, Kevin C. Krogman
  • Publication number: 20140356574
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8901017
    Abstract: Binder compositions are described, where the compositions include a protein, a first crosslinking compound that includes a carbohydrate, and a second crosslinking compound that includes two or more primary amine groups. The first and second crosslinking compounds may be individually crosslinkable with each other and with the protein. Also described are fiber products that may include inorganic or organic fibers and a cured thermoset binder prepared from a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds. Additionally, methods of making fiber products are described that include providing inorganic or organic fibers, and applying a liquid binder composition to the fibers to form a fiber-binder amalgam. The liquid binder composition may include a protein and at least two crosslinking compounds that include a carbohydrate and an organic amine with two or more primary amines. The amalgam may be heated to a curing temperature to form the fiber product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Uranchimeg Lester
  • Publication number: 20140342629
    Abstract: Provided is a composite fiber capable of forming a fabric giving a good wearing feeling to a human body. This composite fiber is composed of a polyurethane elastomer having a glass transition temperature of 15 to 50° C. as a component A, and a readily soluble thermoplastic polymer as a component B. In a cross section of the fiber, the component A constitutes a core, and the component B covers 70% or longer of the circumference of the component A. The component B may be, for example, a readily soluble polyester or thermoplastic polyvinyl alcohol-based polymer. The composite ratio (mass ratio) of the component A to the component B may be 90:10 to 40:60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi NAKATSUKA, Nobuhiro KOGA, Eiji AKIBA, Shunichi HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140342628
    Abstract: The invention relates to navel thermoplastic (co)polyimides and to the methods of synthesis thereof. The invention specifically relates to semi-aromatic thermoplastic (co)polyimides obtained by polymerisation of at least one aromatic compound comprising two anhydride functions and/or the derivatives thereof, especially carboxylic acid and/or ester, and at least one diamine of formula (I) NH2—R—NH2 wherein R is a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbonated divalent radical, the two amine functions thereof being separated by 4 to 6 carbon atoms, and 1 or 2 hydrogen atoms of the divalent radical being substituted by 1 or 2 methyl and/or ethyl groups. Said (co)polyimides can be transformed into plastic items by various methods such as extrusion, moulding or blowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Stéphane Jeol
  • Publication number: 20140342627
    Abstract: Fiber-containing composites are described that contain woven or non-woven fibers, and a cured binder formed from a binder composition that includes (1) a reducing sugar and (2) a crosslinking agent that includes a reaction product of a urea compound and a polycarbonyl compound. Exemplary reaction products for the crosslinking agent may include the reaction product of urea and an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound or an ?,?-bicarbonyl compound. Exemplary fiber-containing composites may include fiberglass insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kiarash Alavi
  • Patent number: 8888464
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a reinforcing coating for a part made of composite material. Pre-impregnated reinforcing fibers are used in the form of slivers and said slivers are laid on the part in two layers of longitudinal slivers by being placed thereon. This fabrication makes provision for using an angular orientation for the slivers of each layer respectively of 0° and of some other angle relative to said determined direction of the solid body for covering using an interlaced pattern type that gives layer crossing lines parallel to a longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering, which pattern type is selected to form interlacing patterns that limit the number of layer crossing lines along the longitudinal axis of the solid body for covering to a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Jacques Gaffiero, André Amari, Bénédicte Rinaldi, Didier Trallero
  • Publication number: 20140322463
    Abstract: The invention relates to an unidirectionally-oriented film comprising a thermoplastic polyester and a polycarbonate. The unidirectionally-oriented film may further comprise an anti-blocking agent and/or a slip agent. Depending on its width, the films of the invention may be used for food packaging; it may be used for strapping cartons, boxes, pallets, textile bales; and it may be used for woven tape fabric. The fabric woven from films of the invention may be used for making sacks, flexible intermediate bulk containers, hot fill jumbo bags for materials such as bitumen, PVC coated fabrics for flex signage, carpet backing, geo textiles, geogrids, metallised fabrics, and self-reinforced composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Zahir Bashir, Johannes Hubertus Lohmeijer, Herbert Furst, Robert Kraus
  • Publication number: 20140315460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a carbon fiber that can be suitably used as a transparent conductive material for forming transparent flexible conductive films and the like, more particularly, to a method for producing a carbon fiber having an outermost surface composed of edges of graphenes, and to a carbon fiber produced by the production method. The production method comprises a step of pre-baking a fiber of an organic compound so as to contain remaining hydrogen, and a step of putting the pre-baked fiber of the organic compound in a closed vessel made of a heat resistant material and subjecting the pre-baked fiber together with the vessel to hot isostatic pressing treatment using a compressed gas atmosphere, wherein a maximum ultimate temperature in the hot isostatic pressing treatment is 1000 to 2000° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: INCUBATION ALLIANCE, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuo Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140302735
    Abstract: Geocomposite articles that can provide a barrier against high conductivity water e.g., ocean water, are described and their method of manufacture, for waterproofing surfaces that contact high conductivity water. The geocomposite article mat includes a woven or non-woven geotextile sheet or mat containing a powdered or granular partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer across its entire major surface(s). The powdered or granular copolymer has an unexpectedly high free-swell when hydrated with High Conductivity water, such as ocean water. A liquid-impermeable cover sheet is adhered to the upper major surfaces of the filled copolymer-carrying geotextile to provide a primary high conductivity water barrier layer that, if ruptured, is sealed by the swell of an underlying layer of water-insoluble, partially cross-linked acrylamide/acrylic acid copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Thomas W. Beihoffer, Nataliya V. Larionova, Marek R. Mosiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140273696
    Abstract: Dimensionally stable open woven fabrics formed from a plurality of high tenacity warp elongate bodies interwoven and bonded with a plurality of transversely disposed, high tenacity weft elongate bodies, composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS TAM, MARK BENJAMIN BOONE, ASHOK BHATNAGAR
  • Publication number: 20140273694
    Abstract: A prepreg curing process for preparing composites having superior surface finish and high fiber consolidation is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Helen Li, Bryce Floryancic, Michael D. Halbasch
  • Publication number: 20140272271
    Abstract: Woven fabrics are formed from high tenacity fibers or tapes that are loosely interwoven with adhesive coated filaments, to composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140256201
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process of making a fiber-reinforced composite. Glass fibers may be provided. These glass fibers may be treated with a sizing composition that has a coupling-activator compound with the formula: S—X-(A)n, where S represents a silicon-containing coupling moiety capable of bonding to the surface of glass fibers, X represents a linking moiety, and (A)n represents one or more polymerization activator moieties. The treated glass fibers may be combined with a resin to make a fiber-resin mixture. The resin may have a monomer, a catalyst, and an activator compound capable of initiating a polymerization of the monomer. The monomer may be a lactam or lactone having 3-12 carbon atoms in the main ring. The fiber-resin mixture may then be cured so that the monomer polymerizes to form a thermoplastic polymer matrix of the fiber-reinforced composite. The thermoplastic polymer matrix may be formed by in situ polymerization initiated from both the surface of the glass fibers and the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNS MANVILLE
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Asheber Yohannes, Michael John Block, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20140256202
    Abstract: A wrappable textile sleeve with closure system and method of construction is provided. The sleeve has a wall of interlaced yarn with opposite edges extending in a lengthwise direction along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The opposite edges are wrappable into overlapping relation with one another to form a tubular cavity. The wall has a first set of closed loops positioned adjacent one of the opposite edges and a second set of closed loops positioned adjacent the other of the opposite edges. At least one flexible lace is disposed through the closed loops in a zig-zag pattern, thereby extending back-and-forth between the first set of loops and the second set of loops. The flexible lace is slidable through the plurality of loops to facilitate drawing and maintaining the opposite edges in overlapping relation with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Laurent
  • Publication number: 20140256203
    Abstract: A core-sheath composite fiber includes a core component including an easily alkaline elutable polyester with a main repeating unit constructed of ethylene terephthalate containing 2.0 to 5.5 mol % of an isophthalic acid component containing a metal sulfonate group relative to a total acid component and 3.0 to 6.0 mol % of an adipic acid component relative to the total acid component, and a sheath component including a polyamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Mizota, Takashi Ida, Hidetoshi Takanaga
  • Patent number: 8828893
    Abstract: A fabric for an air-bag is woven in a pattern which comprises a plurality of fields. At least one of the fields has a first weave pattern, and at least another of the fields has a second weave pattern. The second weave pattern is relatively loosely-woven compared to the first weave pattern. The fabric may be used in the region of one or more mounts of an air-bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv Delevopment AB
    Inventors: Altay Kismir, Anorin Shaker
  • Patent number: 8821995
    Abstract: Fibers, tapes, monofilaments including copolymers of ethylene and ?-olefins which exhibit improved tensile properties expressed as a balance between tenacity and elongation at break. The copolymers may be prepared by use of metallocene catalyst systems in particular by use of monocyclopenadienyl catalyst systems. The fibers, tapes, monofilaments of the invention are particularly suitable for end-use applications including artificial grass, woven and nonwoven fabrics, cordages, ropes, netting and flexible intermediate bulk containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: INEOS Manufacturing Belgium NV
    Inventors: Choon Chai, Dominique Jan, Stefan Spitzmesser
  • Publication number: 20140242867
    Abstract: Lignin compositions, products produced from them or containing them, methods to produce them, spinning methods, methods to convert lignin to a conversion product and conversion products produced by the methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Aharon Eyal, Noa Lapidot, Bassem Hallac, Ziv-Vladimir Belman, Shmuel Kenig
  • Publication number: 20140234588
    Abstract: A solar Heat system that produces direct heat, and shades the bright sun's rays that come through your existing glass areas, such as windows, doors, etc. The Solar Heat Film can be hung easily on the interior trim of windows, doors, etc. With two pieces of tape, or any other simple method, the Solar Heat Film can be put on to a shade roll to make it functional, or it will be sold as a Solar Heat Shade. The system utilizes the room, house and structure as a battery to store the heat gain. The extra heat will slowly absorb into the floors, walls, ceiling, furniture, etc. When the sun goes down, the furnace does not come on until later, and when it does it's just maintaining the temperature instead of trying to capture it up, this creates a big difference in fuel savings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony J DeCologero
  • Publication number: 20140213132
    Abstract: Disclosed is a inlaid type floor sheet having polyvinyl chloride chip and a method of manufacturing thereof. The in-laid type floor sheet having polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chip, includes an inlaid chip layer in which polyvinyl chloride is formed into chips; a UV paint layer which is coated on the inlaid chip layer; and a dimensionally reinforcing layer which is formed of a fabric and pressed on a lower surface of the inlaid chip layer at high temperature. According to the present invention, since the plain weave type dimensionally reinforcing layer is provided at the lower side of the inlaid type floor sheet having polyvinyl chloride chip, it is possible to improve the durability, realize the dimensional stability and balance of the product and increase the adhesive force with the construction floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ha Park, Jae Wan Sung, Dae Jin Kim, Ki Jae Jang
  • Publication number: 20140194021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyester fiber that can be used as fabric for an airbag. In particular, the present invention relates to a process for producing polyester fiber comprising conducting an esterification reaction of a dicarboxylic acid composition and glycol in a predetermined ratio; conducting a polycondensation reaction of the oligomer produced by the esterification reaction; conducting a solid state polymerization of the polymer produced by the polycondensation; and melt spinning and drawing the polyester chip produced by the solid state polymerization, fiber for an airbag produced thereby, and fabric for an airbag comprising the same. The polyester fiber prepared according to the present invention has low modulus, high strength, and high contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Jo Kim, Byoung-Wook An, Sang-Mok Lee, Young-Soo Lee, Gi-Woong Kim
  • Publication number: 20140179187
    Abstract: A liquid binder composition for binding fibrous materials in the fabrication of resin-infusible preform is disclosed. The binder composition is an aqueous dispersion containing (a) one or more multifunctional epoxy resins, (b) at least one thermoplastic polymer, (c) one or more surfactants selected from anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, and combinations thereof, (d) water, and is essentially free of organic solvents. Also disclosed is an emulsification process for producing the liquid binder composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Carmelo Luca Restuccia, Gerald Hobisch, William Jacobs, Dominique Ponsolle
  • Patent number: 8758874
    Abstract: A laminated base material includes a lamination and integration of prepreg base materials each of which includes many reinforcing fibers arranged substantially in one direction and a matrix resin adhered to the reinforcing fibers, wherein at least one of the laminated prepreg base materials is formed with a prepreg base material having, throughout its whole surface, many incisions each extending in a direction crossing the reinforcing fibers, substantially all of the reinforcing fibers divided by incisions, and wherein a length L of each of reinforcing fiber segments formed by the incisions is 10 to 100 mm, a thickness H of the prepreg base material is 30 to 300 ?m, and a fiber volume content Vf of the reinforcing fibers is 45 to 65% and arranging directions of the reinforcing fibers between one and another laminated prepreg base materials have at least two directions different each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Taketa, Narumichi Sato, Eisuke Wadahara
  • Publication number: 20140162519
    Abstract: A partially degradable polymeric fiber includes a thermally degradable polymeric core and a coating surrounding at least a portion of the core. The thermally degradable polymeric core includes a polymeric matrix including a poly(hydroxy-alkanoate), and a metal selected from the group consisting of an alkali earth metal and a transition metal, in the core polymeric matrix. The concentration of the metal in the polymeric matrix is at least 0.1 wt %. The partially degradable polymeric fiber may be used to form a microvascular system containing one or more microfluidic channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Hefei Dong, Stephen J. Pety, Nancy R. Sottos, Jeffrey S. Moore, Scott R. White
  • Publication number: 20140154942
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for warming human extremities via graduated thermal insulation with a blanket comprised of concentrations of and transitions to and from concentrations of various types of woven thread fabric or non-woven fabric, having various properties of thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Warmer Weave, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin L. Pepper Aasgaard
  • Publication number: 20140147606
    Abstract: A point bridged fiber bundle containing a bundle of unidirectional fibers and a plurality of bridges between and connected to at least a portion of adjacent fibers within the bundle of unidirectional fibers. The bridges contain a bridge forming material, have at least a first anchoring surface and a second anchoring surface where the first anchoring surface is discontinuous with the second anchoring surface. The bridges further contain a bridging surface defined as the surface area of the bridge adjacent to the void space. Between about 10 and 100% by number of fibers in a given cross-section contain bridges to one or more adjacent fibers within the point bridged fiber bundle and the anchoring surfaces of the bridges cover less than 100% of the fiber surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Xin Li, Ryan W. Johnson, Padmakumar Puthillath, Paul J. Wesson, Philip T. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140141186
    Abstract: A primer-less coating composition for facestock comprises: a binder being a water-dispersible polymer; an ethylenically unsaturated compound which is aqueous-dispersible and miscible with or bonded to said water-dispersible polymer, wherein said ethylenically unsaturated compound is able to form a covalent bond with an ink; and a crosslinker, wherein said crosslinker is suitable for binding the coating to the facestock. The coating composition may be applied to a substrate to form a printable film. A printed film in accordance with the invention may be used in a label, for example for use on a container such as a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: ALASTAIR HUGH SERVANTE, Simon James Read
  • Patent number: 8728619
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly functional polyethylene fiber excellent in the cut resistance, has a high dimensional stability at about room temperature at which products are used, has a high shrinkage rate and stress, and excellent in forming processability when processed at a low temperature much less than a melting point of a polyethylene. And the present invention provides a highly functional polyethylene fiber excellent in processability at a low temperature, wherein an intrinsic viscosity [?] is higher than or equal to 0.8 dL/g, and is not higher than 4.9 dL/g, ethylene is substantially contained as a repeating unit, and a thermal stress at 40° C. is lower than or equal to 0.05 cN/dtex, and a thermal stress at 70° C. is higher than or equal to 0.05 cN/dtex, and is not higher than 0.25 cN/dtex. Further the present invention provides strings, ropes, woven/knitted textiles, and gloves thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Shoji Oda, Akira Hamano, Minoru Masuda