Woven Fabric Has An Elastic Quality Patents (Class 442/182)
  • Patent number: 10132013
    Abstract: A conductive textile is provided, including warp and weft, and the warp and the weft are interwoven. The warp includes a signal-transmitting unit, an electrical connecting unit, and at least a first warp conductive fiber. The signal-transmitting unit consists of a first signal-transmitting cable and a second signal-transmitting cable, which are intertwined. Each of the first signal-transmitting cable and the second signal-transmitting cable includes a central conductive fiber and an outer insulating layer. The electrical connecting unit consists of a first power cable and a second power cable. The first warp conductive fiber is disposed between the signal-transmitting unit and the electrical connecting unit. The weft includes a weft conductive fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chien-Lung Shen, Kun-Chuan Tsai, Chien-Fa Tang, Fen-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 9702064
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure is a woven fabric comprising a plurality of warp yarns. Each one the warp yarns is a staple spun yarn. The fabric includes a plurality of weft yarns interwoven with the plurality of warp yarns to define the woven fabric. Each one of the plurality of weft yarns is a high bulk textured continuous filament yarn. The woven fabric defies a first side and a second side that is opposed to the first side. The plurality of weft yarns are interwoven with the plurality of warp yarns such that the weft yarns define a substantial majority of the face of the woven fabric, thereby exposing high bulk textured continuous filament yarns along a substantial majority of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Welspun India Limited
    Inventors: Dipali Goenka, Subrata Palit
  • Patent number: 9315926
    Abstract: A stretch fabric in which one yarn of warp and weft yarns is obtained from an inelastic yarn having a crimp ratio of 5% to 30% and at least a portion of the other is obtained from an elastic yarn having a crimp ratio of 0% to 5%, and characterized in that the extension percentage in a load direction along the former yarn is 5% to 30% when weighted with a 340N/5 cm load in the load direction. The stretch fabric has excellent cushioning properties and fatigue resistance, and can be used as a material that saves space and combines holding properties with cushioning properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Date, Hiroshi Tsuchikura, Ryosuke Yamao, Shin Maezawa
  • Patent number: 9227363
    Abstract: A non-woven textile may be formed from a plurality of thermoplastic polymer filaments. The non-woven textile may have a first region and a second region, with the filaments of the first region being fused to a greater degree than the filaments of the second region. A variety of products, including apparel (e.g., shirts, pants, footwear), may incorporate the non-woven textile. In some of these products, the non-woven textile may be joined with another textile element to form a seam. More particularly, an edge area of the non-woven textile may be heatbonded with an edge area of the other textile element at the seam. In other products, the non-woven textile may be joined with another component, whether a textile or a non-textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Karen A. Hawkinson
  • Patent number: 9012340
    Abstract: An airbag fabric, airbag and method for making the airbag fabric, the fabric consisting of warp and weft yarns of synthetic fiber yarn, characterized by satisfying the following requirements: (1) the total fineness of the synthetic fiber yarn is 100 to 700 dtex; (2) Nf/Nw?1.10 wherein, Nw represents the weaving density of warp yarns (yarns/2.54 cm) and Nf represents the weaving density of weft yarns (yarns/2.54 cm); (3) EC1?400N and EC2?400N wherein, EC1 represents the edgecomb resistance (N) in the machine direction, as determined according to ASTM D6479-02, and EC2 represents the edgecomb resistance (N) in the crosswise direction as determined according to ASTM D6479-02; (4) 0.85?EC2/EC1?1.15; and (5) the air permeability, as determined according to the Frajour type method specified in JIS L1096 at a test pressure difference of 19.6 kPa, is 1.0 L/cm2·min or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Fujiyama, Daisuke Yahata, Daisuke Yokoi
  • 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: 8871659
    Abstract: A temporary ground covering for displacement on sandy, muddy or boggy ground. The covering includes a woven structure formed of warp and weft. The weave is such that each warp thread interlaces with the weft thread, following approximately half the intersections of the rows and columns of the weave. The warp thread is left in the remaining intersections for each warp thread to obtain at least one simple tight weave area followed by an area of floats. The alternation of the different areas causes contractions of the weft thread creating a significant relief of the obtained fabric. The covering includes flat threads over at least one part of the width of the woven structure on at least one of the surfaces. Each thread is taken, steadily or not, by weft threads placed at the end of the projections of the woven surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ets A. Deschamps et Fils
    Inventor: Georges-Paul Deschamps
  • Publication number: 20140250555
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to ballistic material with structural stays, in particular, the disclosure relates to ballistic material having resilient structural stays woven directly into the ballistic material. Ballistic material having structural stays resists bunching or pulling, providing improved force distribution and better user protection in the event of multiple ballistic strikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20140030455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile structure element, having textile stretch elements and integrated textile support elements, wherein, in places, the stretch elements and the support elements are interconnected and allow, at least in part, a spatial expansion of at least one fillable stretch element and/or support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL SAFETY TEXTILES GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Ruschulte, Thomas Stegmaier, Julian Sartori
  • Patent number: 8507391
    Abstract: An article has an elastic main element based on a vulcanizate having a wear-susceptible article surface. The article is primarily a drive belt (8) having a top layer (9) as the belt rear and a substructure (10) having a force transmission zone (13), wherein the force transmission zone and/or the top layer is/are supplied with a textile overlay (15), wherein the textile overlay is in turn additionally prepared with a plastic. The plastic is a bonding agent that is arranged between the main body and the textile overlay (15), wherein the plastic is supplied such that it melts during vulcanization and penetrates into the textile overlay while bonding, connected to a permanent adhesive bond between main body and textile overlay. A cotton fabric is used as the textile overlay (15), for example. The plastic is in the form of a film, for example, particularly in the form of a PE film. The primary purpose of use is the V-belt, ribbed V-belt (8) and the toothed belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Marko Schleicher, Henning Kanzow, Claus-Lueder Mahnken, Siegmar Gebhardt
  • Publication number: 20130111640
    Abstract: A composite material of the present invention is comprised of a textile layer of woven fabric and a first elastomer layer disposed on a first side of the textile layer. The textile layer may comprise a compound fabric such as a double-layer fabric. The double-layer fabric may have a first layer woven as a plain weave and a second layer woven as a crowfoot weave (3/1 twill weave). The composite material may further comprise a second elastomer layer disposed on the second side of the textile layer. The present invention may be embodied as a method of manufacturing a composite material comprising the steps of coating a compound fabric with an elastomer material and allowing the elastomer material of the coating to cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: LINCOLN FABRICS LIMITED
    Inventor: LINCOLN FABRICS LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20130102217
    Abstract: The present invention discloses to relates to an electrically conductive fabric, and a manufacturing method and an apparatus thereof, and more specifically to an electrically conductive fabric, and a manufacturing method and an apparatus thereof, wherein part of electrically conductive wire woven together into fabric is selectively exposed to the outside of the fabric to perform the tying of electrically conductive wires and the connection of various elements and modules quickly and conveniently, so that workability and productivity can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: SILVERAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung-Ok Jeon
  • Patent number: 8428686
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a physiological parameter includes a garment that includes a fabric that exhibits both a light transmission property and a light reflection property. The amount of light transmitted through the fabric relative to the amount of light reflected by the fabric changes when the fabric stretches in response to motion, such as the motion induced by physiological activity (e.g., heart rate). The system includes at least one source of radiation having wavelength(s) in the range of 400 to 2200 nanometers and at least one detector responsive to such incident radiation. The source and detector are associated with the fabric such that the reception of incident radiation by the detector is directly affected by a change in the amount of light transmitted through the fabric relative to the amount of light reflected by the fabric when the fabric stretches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia Kuo, George W. Coulston
  • Publication number: 20130045363
    Abstract: An exemplary elongated elevator load bearing member of a traction elevator system includes a plurality of tension elements. A plurality of weave fibers transverse to the tension elements are woven with the tension elements. The weave fibers define at least one traction surface of the load bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 8377544
    Abstract: A copper-clad laminate of a highly-elastic glass fabric base material/thermosetting resin formed of prepreg obtained by impregnating a glass fabric base material made of a glass woven fabric having a thickness of 25 to 150 ?m, a weight of 15 to 165 g/m2 and a gas permeability of 1 to 20 cm3/cm2/sec. with a thermosetting resin composition and drying it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Morio Gaku, Hidenori Kimbara, Nobuyuki Ikeguchi, Masakazu Motegi
  • Patent number: 8377554
    Abstract: Anti-tack additives for elastic fibers and methods of preparing the same are included. The elastic fibers include a substituted cellulose additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.ár.l.
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Martin, Ronald D. Bing-Wo, Robert L. Lock
  • Publication number: 20120289114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester fiber that can be applied to a fabric for airbag, particularly, to a polyester fiber having an elongation of 0.4% or less at the stress of 1.0 g/d, an enlongation of 4.0% or less at the stress of 4.0 g/d, and an enlongation of 7.0% or less at the stress of 7.0 g/d, and an initial modulus of 105 to 130 g/d; a method of preparing the same; and a fabric for airbag prepared therefrom. Since the polyester fiber of the present invention decreases stiffness remarkably and secures superior mechanical properties by having a high strength, high elongation, and high shrinkage, it is possible to provide superior packing property, dimensional stability, and air-tight effect, and to protect passengers safely by minimizing the impact applied to the passengers, when it is used for the fabric for airbag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Jo Kim, Ki-Jeong Kim, Sang-Mok Lee, Young-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 8298645
    Abstract: A composite velour fabric garment includes a laminate consisting of an outer woven shell layer, an inner thermal layer of knit construction, and an intermediate layer disposed between and laminated to each of the shell layer and the thermal layer. The outer woven shell layer contains spandex in at least a weft direction for stretch and recovery in a width direction. The knit construction of the inner thermal layer provides stretch in at least a width direction, in harmony with the shell layer, and the inner thermal layer has a raised surface facing inwardly, away from the shell layer. The raised surface includes a plurality of discrete pillar regions of sinker loop yarn arranged in a grid or box pattern and configured to form a plurality of intersecting channels between a wearer's body and the inner thermal layer. The intermediate layer has controlled air permeability, including zero air permeability. One or more of the outer, inner, and intermediate layers include flame retardant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Gadalia Vainer
  • Publication number: 20120270455
    Abstract: A woven and knitted fabric according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a yarn containing elastic fibers and at least one kind of non-elastic fibers. The woven and knitted fabric is subjected to mold processing. The elastic fibers contain heat-fusible polyurethane elastic filaments each having a fineness of 17 dtex or more, and at least part of the heat-fusible polyurethane elastic filaments is heat-fused in the woven and knitted fabric. The woven and knitted fabric is subjected to the mold processing at 120 to 190° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: NISSHINBO TEXTILE INC.
    Inventor: Miyuki Morishita
  • Patent number: 8145291
    Abstract: A garment and system includes a monitoring fabric that exhibits a light reflection property and substantially no light transmission property when the fabric is illuminated with light having wavelength(s) in the range of 400 to 2200 nanometers. The amount of useful light reflected by the fabric into an aperture of acceptance defined with respect to an imaginary axis extending from the fabric relative to the amount of light lost to the aperture of acceptance detectably changes when the fabric stretches in response to motion, as the motion induced by physiological activity (e.g., heart rate). The system includes at least one radiation source and at least one radiation detector, with the detector disposed in the aperture of acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Coulston
  • Patent number: 8133826
    Abstract: A flexible thermally conductive structure. The structure generally includes a plurality of thermally conductive yarns, at least some of which are at least partially disposed adjacent to an elastomeric material. Typically, at least a portion of the plurality of thermally conductive yarns is configured as a sheet. The yarns may be constructed from graphite, metal, or similar materials. The elastomeric material may be formed from urethane or silicone foam that is at least partially collapsed, or from a similar material. A thermal management garment is provided, the garment incorporating a flexible thermally conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Klett, Christopher Stan Cameron
  • Publication number: 20120043742
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fabric for an airbag including a polyester fiber, and particularly to a polyester fabric for an airbag of which toughness is 3.5 to 6.0 kJ/m3 and tearing strength measured according to the ASTM D 2261 TONGUE method is 18 to 30 kgf, wherein the fabric includes polyester fiber of which toughness is 70 to 95 J/m3, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag for a car including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyung Kim, Dong-Jin Kwak, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee, Hee-Jun Kim, Ki-Jeong Kim, Sang-Kil Lee
  • Patent number: 8058343
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and adhesive films formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether or polyester polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The adhesive films from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of textile fabrics, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Invista North America S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Carmen A Covelli, Douglas K Farmer
  • Patent number: 8021994
    Abstract: A textile fabric is presented comprising at least a first and a second twisted thread, the first and the second twisted threads containing at least one cut resistant yarn as one component, and the second twisted thread containing a non-cut resistant yarn as a further component, and the non-cut resistant yarn of the second twisted thread consisting of elastomeric fibers. Further, protective clothing is presented, which contains the textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid GmbH
    Inventor: Regine Maria Zumloh
  • Publication number: 20110151155
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to the technical field of fabric straps, more particularly, it relates to a fabric strap with a multi-layer structure. Said fabric strap itself is integrally interwoven by the fabric with at least a double-layer structure. It is characterized in that: there are at least two layers fabric connecting up-and-down with one or more groups of yarn according to a certain weave structure. Said one or more groups of yarn not only can form an air cushion with erect fine hairs, but also can increase anti-bursting strength of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Mike He
  • Patent number: 7947367
    Abstract: A fiber is obtainable from or comprises an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer characterized by an elastic recovery, Re, in percent at 300 percent strain and (1) cycle and a density, d, in grams/cubic centimeter, wherein the elastic recovery and the density satisfy the following relationship: Re>1481?1629(d). Such interpolymer can also be characterized by other properties. The fibers made therefrom have a relatively high elastic recovery and a relatively low coefficient of friction. The fibers can be cross-linked, if desired. Woven or non-woven fabrics can be made from such fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Poon, Yunwa W. Cheung, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ashish Sen, Hongyu Chen, Yuen-Yuen D. Chiu, Rajen M. Patel, Andy C. Chang, Antonios K. Doufas, Hong Peng
  • Patent number: 7928022
    Abstract: Heavy weight stretch fabrics comprising ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer are described. The fabric often has a weight of at least 10 ounces per square yard measured according to ASTM 3776 and has a stretch of at least 10 percent measured according to ASTM D3107. These fabrics exhibit excellent chemical, resistance (for example chlorine or caustic resistance) and durability, that is they retain their shape and feel over repeated exposure to processing conditions, such as stone-washing, dye-stripping, PET-dyeing and the like, and industrial laundry conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Harding, Hongyu Chen, Alberto Lora Lamia, Jerry C. Wang, Bernard C. Dems, Jose M. Rego, Maria P. Martinelli, Chi Auyeung, Pablo Verdu
  • Publication number: 20110053449
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a multifunctional and multipurpose laminated stretch fabric suitable for home textiles, upholstery and apparels and other personal and industrial applications comprising at least one non-stretchable or easily deformable fabric element (10) adhesively bound to a stretchable membrane element (20) on at least one side. The invention also relates to the assembly for manufacturing the said laminate and the process for production thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Welspun Global Brands Limited
    Inventor: Sachin Hanmant Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 7875562
    Abstract: An improved polyethylene fabric comprises polyethylene fabric or yarn that is manufactured by mixing HDPE (typically in pellet form) with pellets of cyclic-olefin polymers (COCs) in a ratio of up to 40% by weight of the layer. This mixture is then extruded in ways known to those skilled in the art. The resulting HDPE has superior stress and strain characteristics over a wider range of pressures and temperatures than conventional HDPE. The improved polyethylene fabric of the present invention is useful in applications where structural integrity is required and where pressure and temperature are a factor. For example, improved HDPE scrims of the present invention can be used as the reinforcing structure for irrigation hose or building fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventor: Trevor Arthurs
  • Patent number: 7871945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a woven strap, particularly for safety belts in motor vehicles, which is characterized in that said woven strap comprises a first group of warp threads and a second group of warp threads, the warp threads of the first group being provided with a greater elongation than the warp threads of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Johann Berger, Murat Celik
  • Patent number: 7867594
    Abstract: An endless belt for use in digital imaging systems is provided having edge to edge uniform flatness, and precise circumferential and edge to edge thickness. The layers comprising the belt may be tailored as desired for use in either image recording, image transfer or sheet transport operations. In one embodiment, the belt includes an elastomeric base layer, a reinforcing support layer, and an elastomeric surface ply. The belt is preferably manufactured by building the layers on a workpiece and then curing the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Jennings, Will Goss, Chris Tice
  • Publication number: 20110003659
    Abstract: A fabric for reinforcing a power transmission belt including fibers of polyarylene sulfide and a belt utilizing the fabric. The fabric may have textured or elastic core wrapped stretch yarns in the longitudinal direction. Longitudinal yarns may include PPS and textured transverse yarns include nylon. Yarns may include blends of high performance fibers and nylon or other fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Xiang WU, Clifford WALKER, Kevin WARD
  • Patent number: 7851390
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable planar textile material with a plurality of yarn systems forming the planar textile material, wherein the planar textile material having at least one heat-shrinkable plastic yarn. The planar textile material is suitable for producing furniture elements, especially seating furniture elements, preferably backrests and/or seat elements, decorative elements, hollow channels, automotive accessories, and the like, wherein the heat-shrinkable planar textile material can be mounted on a carrier structure and then heat shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: K&R Textil GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Salzmann, Till W. H. d'Alquen, Hans-Richard Essers
  • Patent number: 7842627
    Abstract: Compositions having good wrinkle resistance and other properties when made into garments an be made from an ethylene multi-block copolymers. The resulting fabrics and garments often have good chemical resistance, heat-resistances, and are dimensionally stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Gao, Hongyu Chen, Alberto Lora Lamia, Yuen-Yuen D. Chiu, Jerry Chien Ting Wang, Shih-Yaw Lai
  • Publication number: 20100279571
    Abstract: A fiber is obtainable from or comprises an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer characterized by an elastic recovery, Re, in percent at 300 percent strain and 1 cycle and a density, d, in grams/cubic centimeter, wherein the elastic recovery and the density satisfy the following relationship: Re>1481?1629(d). Such interpolymer can also be characterized by other properties. The fibers made therefrom have a relatively high elastic recovery and a relatively low coefficient of friction. The fibers can be cross-linked, if desired. Woven or non-woven fabrics can be made from such fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Poon, Yunwa W. Cheung, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ashish Sen, Hongyu Chen, Yuen-Yuen D. Chiu, Rajen M. Patel, Andy C. Chang, Antonios K. Doufas, Hong Peng
  • Patent number: 7776421
    Abstract: A composite velour fabric garment includes a laminate consisting of an outer woven shell layer, an inner thermal layer of knit construction, and an intermediate layer disposed between and laminated to each of the shell layer and the thermal layer. The outer woven shell layer contains spandex in at least a weft direction for stretch and recovery in a width direction. The knit construction of the inner thermal layer provides stretch in at least a width direction, in harmony with the shell layer, and the inner thermal layer has a raised surface facing inwardly, away from the shell layer. The intermediate layer has controlled air permeability, including zero air permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Gadalia Vainer
  • Patent number: 7759266
    Abstract: A conveyor belt reinforcing fabric weave is disclosed, having a plurality of center tension warps crimped about a plurality of middle wefts. Upper and lower wefts lie above and below the middle wefts. The upper and lower wefts are in opposition to each other and in non-opposition with the center wefts. Binder warps are interlaced above and below the central tension warps in alternating sequence, with at least one of the binder warps interlacing upper and lower wefts other than those interlaced by an adjacent binder warp. Interlacing of the middle wefts by the central tension warps locks the wefts in place, providing enhanced resistance to faster pullout. The lack of straight tension warps provides a highly flexible fabric that can be used in multi-ply applications. A conveyor belt incorporating one or more plies of the inventive fabric is disclosed, as is a method for manufacturing the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Fenner Dunlop Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hawkins, Geoff Normanton
  • Patent number: 7725152
    Abstract: A garment and system includes a monitoring fabric comprising a first plurality of reflective yarns knitted or woven with a second plurality of stretchable yarns. The fabric exhibits both a light transmission property and a light reflection property. The amount of light transmitted through the fabric relative to the amount of light reflected by the fabric changes when the fabric stretches in response to motion, such as the motion induced by physiological activity (e.g., heart rate). The system includes at least one source of radiation having wavelength(s) in the range of 400 to 2200 nanometers and at least one detector responsive to such incident radiation. The source and detector are associated with the fabric such that the reception of incident radiation by the detector is directly affected by a change in the amount of light transmitted through the fabric relative to the amount of light reflected by the fabric when the fabric stretches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia Chyuan Kuo, George W. Coulston
  • Patent number: 7715897
    Abstract: A garment and system includes a monitoring fabric that exhibits a light reflection property and substantially no light transmission property when the fabric is illuminated with light having wavelength(s) in the range of 400 to 2200 nanometers. The amount of useful light reflected by the fabric into an aperture of acceptance defined with respect to an axis extending from the fabric relative to the amount of light lost to the aperture of acceptance detectably changes when the fabric stretches in response to motion, as the motion induced by physiological activity (e.g., heart rate). The system includes at least one radiation source and at least one radiation detector, with the detector disposed in the aperture of acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Coulston
  • Publication number: 20090314409
    Abstract: A web for reinforcing the wall of a vessel or conduit, and methods of installation therein, is disclosed. The vessel or conduit is any structure that has a concave or arched inner surface. The web is comprised of an elongated composite laminate that has a fabric layer with a plurality of fibers embedded into a cured resin matrix. When cured on a curing surface, the composite laminate retains an elastic memory of the curing surface such that the composite laminate is substantially self-supporting against the inside surface of the wall due to its elastic memory. In use, a tack coat of epoxy with viscosities ranging from low to high, or gel epoxy, is applied to at least a portion of the bottom side of the laminate, which is then applied to the inside surface of the wall so as to reinforce the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Mohammad R. Ehsani
  • Publication number: 20090247033
    Abstract: A fiber is obtainable from or comprises a blend of a propylene based polymer and an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer characterized by an elastic recovery, Re, in percent at 300 percent strain and 1 cycle and a density, d, in grams/cubic centimeter, wherein the elastic recovery and the density satisfy the following relationship: Re>1481?1629(d). Such interpolymer can also be characterized by other properties. The fibers made therefrom have a relatively high elastic recovery and a relatively low coefficient of friction. The fibers can be cross-linked, if desired. Woven, knitted or non-woven fabrics can be made from such fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Hong Peng, Hongyu Chen, Yuen-Yuen D. Chiu, Shih-Yaw Lai, Eddy I. Garcia-Meitin, Charles F. Diehl
  • Patent number: 7572744
    Abstract: A stretchable high density woven fabric showing a cover factor of from 1,800 to 2,540 and stretchability in terms of a stretch ratio of from 5 to 20% in the warp or weft direction and having a poly(trimethylene terephthalate) fiber at least in the direction in which the woven fabric shows stretchability. The high density woven fabric shows good stretchability and water resistance (water pressure resistance), produces less rustling when contacted with woven fabrics, and provides an excellent soft and comfortable feeling, and it is therefore appropriate for sportswear, outerwear, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Ikenaga, Kunihiko Fukumori, Mitsuyuki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20090186546
    Abstract: A press fabric for a machine for the production of web material, especially paper or cardboard, including a carrying structure and a plurality of layers on one web material contact side of the carrying structure, whereby polymeric material is contained in at least one of the layers of fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Arved Westerkamp, Robert Crook, Robert Eberhardt
  • Publication number: 20090117799
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fabric which makes the wearer feel comfortable when the wearer is not in a sweating state and does not give a sticky feeling or a steamy feeling to the wearer even when the wearer perspires. The present invention can be achieved by a cellulose fiber-blended fabric, characterized by comprising cellulose fibers having a rate of dimensional change upon water absorption of 2% or more. When the fabric of the present invention is applied to sportswear, inner wear, outer wear, and the like, the wearer can obtain a comfortable wear feeling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Inventors: Yuji Yoshida, Shoichi Akita
  • Publication number: 20090061711
    Abstract: The invention provides a polyester bicomponent core spun yarn comprising a sheath of at least one hard fiber and having an English cotton count of from about 5 to about 60 and a core of bicomponent polyester filament. The invention further includes a fabric substantially free of grin-through of the bicomponent polyester filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S. ar.l.
    Inventor: Tianyi LIAO
  • Patent number: 7491665
    Abstract: A textile material is provided, the appearance of which can be changed by stretching a whole or a part of the material in one or more pre-determined directions. The textile material is formed using a base fabric onto which one or more coating layers (e.g. metallic coating) are applied. The coated fabric is then stretched in a substantially transverse direction to the fabric and then in a substantially longitudinal direction to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Kiren Nangla
  • Publication number: 20090042472
    Abstract: A fiber is obtainable from or comprises an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer characterized by an elastic recovery, Re, in percent at 300 percent strain and (1) cycle and a density, d, in grams/cubic centimeter, wherein the elastic recovery and the density satisfy the following relationship: Re>1481?1629(d). Such interpolymer can also be characterized by other properties. The fibers made therefrom have a relatively high elastic recovery and a relatively low coefficient of friction. The fibers can be cross-linked, if desired. Woven or non-woven fabrics can be made from such fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Poon, Yunwa W. Cheung, Shih-Yaw Lai, Ashish Sen, Hongyu Chen, Yuen-Yuen D. Chiu, Rajen M. Patel, Andy C. Chang, Antonios K. Doufas, Hong Peng
  • Publication number: 20090042471
    Abstract: The present invention provides an impact resistant sheet material that helps provide exterior walls of a building with resistance to impacts so that the building structure can meet building standards, such as the Miami-Dade County Large Missile Impact Test, for resisting impacts in high wind areas. In one embodiment, sheet material comprises an impact resistant layer that attached to fibrous substrate. The impact resistant layer provides impact resistance to the sheet material so that a wall structure employing the sheet material is able to successfully withstand an impact from a projectile comprising a 9 pound, 7 foot two-by-four (“2×4”) traveling at a speed of at least 34 miles per hour. The impact resistant sheet material may comprise a moisture vapor permeable, water-impermeable barrier layer having a hydrohead of at least 55 cm and a moisture vapor transmission rate of at least 35 g/m2/day. Such a sheet material is particularly useful in barrier applications, such as a house wrap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Arthur Henry Cashin, Imad Mohammed Qashou
  • Publication number: 20090023352
    Abstract: Fabric structures having two connection segments and an expansion segment between the two connection segments are provided. The fabric structure includes ground yarns that form a sheath, binder yarns, elongation yarns surrounded by the sheath, and lateral yarns. In the expansion segment, at least some of the lateral yarns are interwoven with the elongation yarns to connect the elongation yarns laterally with the sheath. Heat treatment of the expansion segment shrinks the length of the elongation yarns during manufacture. The sheath does not substantially shrink from the heat treatment relative to the elongation yarns and gathers together in an accordion-like arrangement. A tensile load applied to the fabric structure stretches the elongation yarns and unfolds the gathered sheath. The high strength sheath supports the tensile load when completely unfolded, while the elongation yarns absorbs energy as the fabric structure stretches or elongates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy M. Russell, John E. Jennigs
  • Publication number: 20090011672
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to washable wool stretch or elastic textile articles which are dimensionally stable. Preferably, the articles are characterized in that they have not been subjected to temperatures greater than 1600 C. The disclosure is also directed to a method to make dimensionally stable wool stretch articles characterized by the absence of a traditional heat-setting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tong Gao, Alberto Lora Lamia