Including A Strip Or Ribbon Patents (Class 442/185)
  • Patent number: 9726025
    Abstract: A novel ceramic matrix composite is disclosed for forming components that are operable in high temperature environments such those in gas turbine engines and the like. The ceramic matrix composite can include at least one layer of non-crimped fibers positioned substantially parallel to one another. A relatively small diameter elastic fiber can be constructed to stitch the non-crimped fibers together and a ceramic matrix may be deposited around the at least one layer of non-crimped fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Joseph Lazur
  • Patent number: 9249552
    Abstract: An integral polymer grid with a plurality of interconnected, oriented polyethylene terephthalate strands and an array of openings therein is made from a polyethylene terephthalate sheet-like starting material having holes or depressions therein that form the openings when the sheet-like material is uniaxially or biaxially stretched. The grid has a higher tensile strength to weight ratio and a higher creep reduced strength to weight ratio than corresponding ratios associated with a grid made from a non-polyethylene terephthalate starting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: TENSAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manoj Kumar Tyagi, William Stanley Shelton
  • Patent number: 9003698
    Abstract: The invention refers to a greenhouse screen comprising strips of film material that are interconnected by a yarn system by means of hosiery, knitting, warp-knitting or weaving process to form a continuous product. At least some of the strips comprise a film material in the form of a multilayer polyester film having a thickness less than 60 ?m and comprising at least two layers, wherein at least one layer is white and at least one layer is black, the at least one white layer comprises polyester and a white pigment in an amount between 5 and 50 weight-% based on the total weight of the white layer, and the at least one black layer comprises polyester and a black opacifying agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: AB Ludvig Svensson
    Inventors: Hans Andersson, Per Holgerson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8822357
    Abstract: Inflatable airbag for a vehicle which is deployed in the event of an accident involving the vehicle to provide protection for an occupant of the vehicle includes a plurality of ribbons coupled together to define an enclosed, fluid-retaining space and a layer of film laminated on at least one of an outer side of the woven ribbons and an inner side of the ribbons. The ribbons each have a width of less than about 3 mm and preferably about 0.5 to about 1 mm. The ribbons may be made from polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester or polyamide and the layers of film may be made from polyethylene, polyurethane, polyester or polyamide. The ribbons and layers of film may be made of the same or different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Automotive Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Breed, Wendell C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8598054
    Abstract: A woven geosynthetic fabric is disclosed having a first weft yarn, a second weft yarn, and a stuffer pick woven in the weft direction of the fabric. A warp yarn interweaves the first and second weft yarns and the stuffer pick. The first weft yarn and the second weft yarn having different cross-sectional shapes. At least a portion of the fabric has a plurality of weft yarn sets with stuffer picks respectively disposed and woven between the weft yarn sets. Each weft yarn set has two first weft yarns and two second weft yarns. One of the two first weft yarns is adjacent one of the two second weft yarns and stacked on the other second weft yarn. The adjacent second weft yarn is stacked on the other first weft yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nicolon Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Nelson King, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 8536075
    Abstract: A textile thread or fiber has a plurality of elements, such as electronic elements, embedded or encapsulated therein. The textile thread or fiber could also be part of a fabric article. The textile thread or fiber, for example, has the plurality of elements interconnected, or otherwise intercommunicating, with one another to form a signal processing system. This signal processing system may include, for example, a personal computer system, a personal telecommunications transmitter/receiver system or a personal television and/or radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Noel Leonard
  • Patent number: 8524622
    Abstract: In a skin material of vehicle interior equipment, which includes a first fabric material that is formed of a first conductive wire material and a main fiber material weaker than the first conductive wire material, and a manufacturing method for the skin material, part of the main fiber material is removed from the first fabric material, and a conductive member, which is used to supply electric power to the conductive wire material, is electrically connected to the exposed first conductive wire material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Kohei Kato, Shigehiro Fujita, Takazo Fujii, Hideaki Kunisada
  • Publication number: 20130164501
    Abstract: Provided is a method of preparing thermoplastics-continuous fiber hybrid composite, which is easily woven and has excellent uniformity and impregnation at the time of hot melt impregnation after the weaving, including: a) widely and uniformly stretching a bundle of glass fibers; b) heating the stretched glass fibers; c) preparing a thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material by binding the heated glass fiber with thermoplastics; d) preparing a multi-layered thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material by folding the bonding material in a shape of zigzag; and e) pressing the multi-layered thermoplastics-continuous fiber bonding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130149103
    Abstract: Ballistic materials for enhanced energy absorption and fan casings for turbine engines including the same are provided. A hybrid ballistic material comprises a first ballistic fabric and at least one individual member woven through at least a portion of the first ballistic fabric. The fan casing comprises at least one layer of a first crushable material circumscribing a fan containment case. A ballistic material comprising a net-like ballistic material or the hybrid ballistic material circumscribes the at least one layer of the first crushable material. At least one layer of a second crushable material may circumscribe the ballistic material with the ballistic material disposed between the at least one layer of the first and second crushable materials. A containment covering is an outermost layer of the fan casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: James F. Stevenson, Richard Bye, Bill Russell Watson, Barrett Joseph Fuhrmann, Martin Carlin Baker
  • Publication number: 20130101787
    Abstract: Highly uniform woven fibrous structures formed from fibrous tapes, wherein the tapes constitute the warp and weft tapes of a woven fabric. The individual fibrous tapes may be woven or non-woven, and may be formed as narrow tapes or may be cut from a wider fabric web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130045346
    Abstract: A machine-direction oriented tape comprising a blend of 65-95% wt % HDPE and 5-35% wt % PP optionally including fillers and UV additives displays physical and UV stability properties at least equal to commercially available oriented tape produced from PP or PE and can be used to produce woven fabric for applications such as ground cover and FIBC bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GREIF FLEXIBLES TRADING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lehmann, Jeffrey L. Hemmer, Eldridge M. Mount, III
  • Patent number: 8211814
    Abstract: Protective armor panels comprising a polymer layer having upper and lower faces generally forming a sheet and a plurality of metal strips each having an upper edge, a lower edge and side faces, said side faces being oriented generally traverse to the upper face of said polymer layer and positioned at least partially within the polymer layer, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Renton Coil Spring Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Pepka
  • Publication number: 20120141730
    Abstract: A ground cover sheet material for use in agriculture is woven from warp and weft tapes of a plastics material and at least some of the warp or weft tapes have a greater width and/or thickness than the weft or warp tapes, or the material includes a higher density of warp or weft tapes relative to the weft or warp tapes per unit area, or includes slits through the tapes, or the tapes are folded lengthwise, all optionally in one or more high water flow through lengthwise extending parts of the material. In one embodiment the material is woven from warp or weft tapes some having a rectangular or square cross-section and some having a circular or oval cross-section. In some embodiments the material is also a reflective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Extenday IP Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Dallas Toye
  • Publication number: 20120085224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack comprising a stack of first and second layers. The first layers comprise drawn polymeric fibers and optionally a binder, and the second layers comprise drawn polymeric tapes. The invention also relates to a panel comprising a consolidated stack and to a ballistic resistant article comprising the stack or the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Jongedijk, Martin Antonius Van ES, Koen Van Putten
  • Patent number: 8129294
    Abstract: Novel woven materials, producible by a new weaving method, are described that comprise single or doubled warps and wefts in the form of tapes that are preferably partially stabilized type of fibrous tape. These fibres are caused to occur in a non-linear arrangement during the weaving process. The non-linear fibres can be subsequently straightened by pulling the tape longitudinally. The doubled warps and wefts comprise disconnected tapes. Such separateness of constituent tapes of doubled warp and weft tapes enables them to be slid/slipped relative to each other by pulling longitudinally and laterally without causing any alteration in the woven structure. These novel fabrics solve the problem of uneven fibre distribution and orientation arising from crumples/wrinkles due to compression and stretches due to extension, at the inner and outer sides respectively, when tape-woven fabrics are curved into shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tape Weaving Sweden AB
    Inventor: Nandan Khokar
  • Publication number: 20110250809
    Abstract: A woven geosynthetic fabric is disclosed having a first weft yarn, a second weft yarn, and a stuffer pick woven in the weft direction of the fabric. A warp yarn interweaves the first and second weft yarns and the stuffer pick. The first weft yarn and the second weft yarn having different cross-sectional shapes. At least a portion of the fabric has a plurality of weft yarn sets with stuffer picks respectively disposed and woven between the weft yarn sets. Each weft yarn set has two first weft yarns and two second weft yarns. One of the two first weft yarns is adjacent one of the two second weft yarns and stacked on the other second weft yarn. The adjacent second weft yarn is stacked on the other first weft yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Nicolon Corporation d/b/a TenCate Geosynthetics North America
    Inventors: Kevin Nelson King, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 8017532
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a fabric for use in structural applications, having a first layer of structural yarns comprising first structural yarns aligned in a first direction, a second layer of structural yarns comprising second structural yarns aligned in a second direction at an angle relative to the first direction, the second layer of structural yarns disposed on top of the first layer of structural yarns, first encapsulating yarns disposed on the second layer of structural yarns, the first encapsulating yarns being aligned with the first structural yarns, and second encapsulating yarns being aligned with the second structural yarns, the second encapsulating yarns being alternatively woven above one of the first encapsulating yarns and below one of the first structural yarns such that the first encapsulating yarns and second encapsulating yarns cooperate to secure the first layer of structural yarns to the second layer of structural yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Barrday Inc.
    Inventor: Ryo Okada
  • Publication number: 20110197508
    Abstract: A network layer is provided. The network layer (3) comprising at least one thermoplastic biodegradable substance, whereby the network layer (3) exhibits at least one coloured first material (1) in a first direction (4) and at least one coloured second material (2) in a second direction (5), whereby the coloured first material (1) and the coloured second (2) material are in contact with each other and whereby the colouration of the first material and the colouration of the second material is different, characterized in that the first material exhibits a first absorption coefficient and the second material exhibits a second absorption coefficient, being different from the first absorption coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Ives Jean Jenny Ghislain Swennen, Kris Luc Rob Coen
  • 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: 7670660
    Abstract: A two-layer secondary carpet backing including a woven scrim layer and a fibrous layer is described. The woven scrim layer is characterized as having a low open area and a flat weave. The two-layer secondary backing is capable of having a non-abrasive, textile back surface. The secondary carpet backing is also capable of having a construction that permits high carpet manufacturing speeds due to high air permeability and is capable of providing high dimensional stability, seam strength, and delamination strength to tufted carpets made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Propex Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh C. Gardner, Thomas L. Baker, Richard C. Moon, Robert J. White, James E. Haire, Charles W. Galpin
  • Patent number: 7592276
    Abstract: A woven article comprises a plurality of electrically insulating and/or electrically conductive yarn in the warp and a plurality of electrically insulating and/or electrically conductive yarn in the weft interwoven with the yarn in the warp. A functional yarn in the warp and/or the weft comprises an elongate substrate including at least one electrical conductor and at least one electronic device thereon, wherein the at least one electrical conductor provides directly and/or indirectly an electrical contact for connecting to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Gregory Hill, Seth Trotz, George Herbert Needham Riddle, Ponnusamy Palanisamy, Joseph M. Carpinelli, Dennis L. Matthies
  • Publication number: 20090117300
    Abstract: Modular attachment systems comprising an interwoven material matrix which comprises a plurality of loops and one or more modular attachment accessories, each of which comprises a coupling mechanism for attaching the modular attachment accessory to one or more of the plurality of loops of the interwoven material matrix, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: Jelis Incorporated
    Inventor: Jesse B. Thompson
  • Patent number: 7501360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pull mat for toadstool culture or tunnel composting, which pull mat comprises a fabric of warp and weft threads, wherein the fabric comprises at least one strip in longitudinal direction, which at least one strip has a higher tensile strength and lower stretch than the areas of the fabric adjacent to the at least one strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Ten Cate Nicolon B.V.
    Inventors: Jan-Willem Heezen, Theodorus Aloysius Woestman
  • Patent number: 7494945
    Abstract: A material is provided that includes a first section for storing energy and a second section for releasing energy received from the first section in which the energy is preferably electrical energy that is used for one from among heat dissipation, heat generation, light emission and powering of an electric circuit. Ideally the material includes a third layer adapted to collect energy and convert the energy to electrical energy for storage in the first section. A fourth protection section is provided on at least one side of the material. The material can be formed of woven strips, laminated sections, or in coaxial sections that are woven together to form a flexible fabric material having at least one characteristic from among breathability, wickability, moisture resistance, moisture-proof, and stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Energy Integration Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wylie Moreshead
  • Patent number: 7435693
    Abstract: A non-crimped, unidirectional fabric. The fabric includes a plurality of non-crimped, unidirectional fibers arranged parallel to one another. Weft fibers are arranged perpendicular to the non-crimped, unidirectional fibers. Warp fibers are arranged parallel to the non-crimped, unidirectional fibers. The weft fibers are woven around the non-crimped, unidirectional fibers and around the warp fibers without crimping the unidirectional fibers. A non-woven thermoplastic fabric is secured, such as by melt bonding, to the non-crimped unidirectional fibers to act as a toughening layer and improve the impact resistance of the fabric after it is molded into a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas K Tsotsis, Winfried Steinhauser
  • Publication number: 20080233822
    Abstract: Electrical components are formed in a fabric during the weaving process by a series of crossing conductors in the warp and weft fibres of the fabric. Some of the crossing points provide permanent Separation of the crossing conductors, others permanent connection of the crossing conductors and others connection upon the application of pressure to the fabric. The structure provides the possibility of forming a greater range of components and more reliable component characteristics than heretofore possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thompson
  • Publication number: 20080102723
    Abstract: A ribbon regula device, an outer surface of the PVC regula is covered with a printing layer such that after the PVC regula is stuck to the side of the ribbon body by hot pressing, the pattern of the printing layer will be shown on the surface of the ribbon body completely. By cooperating with the original pattern of the ribbon body, the pattern improves the visual effects of the ribbon largely. When compared with a conventional ribbon with a single colored regula, the present invention is more enhanced and diversified in appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Lin Chun CHANG
  • Patent number: 7304007
    Abstract: As subject of the present invention, a woven composite fabric, comprising metal elements and polymer elements is provided. The metal elements being metal wires, bundles of metal wires, metal strands or metal cords. According to the invention, the polymer elements are polymer tapes, having a substantially rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventor: Geert Braekevelt
  • Publication number: 20040242103
    Abstract: The invention is directed to monoaxially drawn polyolefin multilayer film, tape or yarn of the AB or ABA type, having a stretch ratio of more than 12, having an E-modulus of at least 10 GPa, substantially consisting of a central layer (B) of a polyolefin selected from polyethylene and polypropylene, and one or two other layers (A) of a polyolefin from the same class as the material of the central layer B, the DSC melting point of the material of the said other layers (A) being lower than the DSC melting point of the material of the said central layer (B), wherein the central layer (B) is between 50 and 99 wt. % of the material and the other layers (A) between 1 and 50 wt. %. The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing such a tape, film or yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Joachim Loos, Johannes Antonius Joseph Jacobs, Antonius Andreas Johannes Maria Peijs, Tilo Schimanski
  • Publication number: 20040229012
    Abstract: A protective drainage wrap comprises a first portion, a second portion and a solid sheet portion. The first portion comprises cross-woven or cross-laminate material in the machine direction and in the transverse direction. The material in the machine direction comprises a polyolefin, polyester, nylon or combinations thereof and has a first thickness. The material in the transverse direction comprises a polyolefin, polyester, nylon or combinations thereof and has a second thickness. The second thickness is at least about 2 times greater than the first thickness so as to assist in providing drainage for moisture build-up. The second portion is a coating comprising a polyolefin, polyester, nylon or combinations thereof The first and second portions are located adjacent to each other. The solid sheet portion comprises a polyolefin, polyester, nylon or combinations thereof The solid sheet portion is attached to at least one of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: John W. Lubker
  • Publication number: 20040198118
    Abstract: A fabric incorporating flattened filaments for use as a support fabric in producing a nonwoven product by a hydroentangling process, and a hydroentangling method employing such a fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Mark J. Levine, Christian B. Widen
  • Publication number: 20040185732
    Abstract: A process for production of an article from a woven fabric of melt spun and drawn fibers or tapes of oriented polypropylene homopolymer or copolymer is disclosed, comprising subjecting the woven fabric of melt spun and drawn fibers or tapes to elevated temperature and pressure sufficient to melt a proportion of the polymer, characterised in that the draw ratio of said melt spun and drawn fibers or tapes is at least 7:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Mark James Bonner, Peter John Hine, Ian Macmillian Ward
  • Publication number: 20040176007
    Abstract: As subject of the present invention, a woven composite fabric, comprising metal elements and polymer elements is provided. The metal elements being metal wires, bundles of metal wires, metal strands or metal cords. According to the invention, the polymer elements are polymer tapes, having a substantially rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: N.V. BEKAERT S.A.
    Inventor: Geert Braekevelt
  • Patent number: 6787491
    Abstract: As subject of the present invention, a woven composite fabric, comprising metal elements (51) and polymer elements (52) is provided. The metal elements (51) being metal wires, bundles of metal wires, metal strands or metal cords. According to the invention, the polymer elements (52) are polymer tapes, having a substantially rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: N.V. Bekaert S.A.
    Inventor: Geert Braekevelt
  • Patent number: 6783839
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field deflecting garment made up of a dry knitted conductive fabric (2) with conductive filaments (3) disposed in parallel fashion, edged with a lattice conductive fabric (4) with filaments (5) disposed in a criss-crossed pattern, an electrical circuit (10) able to disperse the electromagnetic signal coming from the garment being connected to said fabric (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Edilio Livio Alpini
  • Patent number: 6776878
    Abstract: An on-machine-seamable laminated multiaxial press fabric has a first base fabric and a second base fabric laminated to one another by needled staple fiber batt material. The first base fabric is a multiaxial fabric produced by spirally winding a fabric strip, flattening the endless loop produced by the spiral winding, and removing crosswise yarns at the ends of the flattened endless loop to form seaming loops. The second base fabric is an on-machine-seamable base fabric, which may also be mutiaxial. The press fabric is joined into endless form by interdigitating the seaming loops at the two ends of both base fabrics with one another to form a single passage through which a pintle is passed to join the press fabric into endless form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Steven S. Yook
  • Publication number: 20040157520
    Abstract: A fabric material includes one or more non-fluorescent or non-illuminative fibers and one or more fluorescent or illuminative fibers engaged or woven or entangled or intermingled with each other, to solidly engage the fluorescent fibers in the non-fluorescent fibers, and to prevent the fluorescent fibers from being disengaged from the non-fluorescent fibers. The fluorescent fibers may reflect the lights, or may absorb the lights in the day time, and to generate fluorescence or illuminative lights in the night or in the dark environment, and thus for allowing the users to be seen in the dark environment, to prevent accidents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Chin Chuan Huang, Chi Yuan Chang, Poen Chen
  • Publication number: 20040097148
    Abstract: A blister fabric of a knit or woven construction may be needle punched to produce internal connections of filaments or fibers from yarns extending into, and/or between, the yarns of an adjacent layer. Interconnections of fibers among separate layers are produced by needles which enter a first layer and then carry fibers from the first layer to a second adjacent layer within the blister of the fabric. Such interconnected fibers which bridge or span multiple layers in the fabric serve to strengthen the blister fabric, making the fabric more resistant to abrasive forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: John Larry Tucker, William O. Boyd, Iain Ritchie Taylor, Derek A. Sharp, David Michael Brown
  • Publication number: 20040091664
    Abstract: Secondary carpet backings woven in a flat weave construction from warp tapes and multifilament picks with to about 100% theoretical coverage in the warp but less than full effective coverage and average pick counts of 12 to 20 per inch, such that the fabrics have weights of about 1.5 to about 7 osy and air permeability, provide dimensional stability and peel strength in carpets and facilitate robust cure rates in carpet manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Hugh C. Gardner, Thomas L. Baker, Barclay B. Payne, Carroll M. Yawn
  • Patent number: 6723208
    Abstract: A papermaker's fabric is manufactured by spirally winding a laminated structure in a plurality of turns. The laminated structure has a bottom layer and a top layer, both of which are strips having a common width. The bottom layer and the top layer are laminated to one another in a transversely offset manner, so that an unlaminated portion of the bottom layer is along one lateral edge of the laminated structure and an unlaminated portion of the top layer is along the other lateral edge. When the laminated structure is spirally wound, the unlaminated portion of the top layer in one turn overlies the unlaminated portion of the bottom layer in an adjacent turn. These are joined to one another to form the papermaker's fabric from the spirally wound structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A Hansen
  • Publication number: 20040058604
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a woven antistatic flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) comprising a polyoletin fiber or strip containing as an antistatic additive a polyetheresteramide, a polyester-ether block copolymer or an antistatic composition containing said polyetheresteramide or said polyester-ether block copolymer at least partially, as warp and/or weft thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Rene Jud, Ernst Minder, Eberhard Krause
  • Patent number: 6699803
    Abstract: Camouflage covering fabricated by the method of attaching dyed jute strands to netting, wherein the netting is placed over an individual or object to be camouflaged. The covering may be formed as an integral garment, such as a hooded poncho, or may be attached to clothing such as a battle dress uniform (BDU) to form a ghillie suit. The covering may be draped over an object such as a weapon, vehicle, equipment, or supplies. The present invention allows for quick, cost-effective creation of realistic three-dimensional camouflage coverings and apparel that are easily portable, naturally frayed in appearance, and securely assembled without the use of loops or snaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Inventor: Todd A. Muirhead
  • Publication number: 20030200599
    Abstract: A composite camouflage composition includes a substrate and a plurality of individual strips of camouflage material being spaced apart and adhered to the substrate along a bonding axis, each strip of the plurality of individual strips of camouflage material presenting a plurality of lobes adjacent the bonding axis, each strip of the plurality of individual strips of camouflage material being gathered at points along the bonding axis such that more than one layer of each strip of the plurality of individual strips of camouflage material is adhered to the substrate at such points. A garment and a method of forming the camouflage composition is further included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Scott S. Shultz, Alan Lee
  • Publication number: 20030129391
    Abstract: A flat yarn of a high strength and a high modulus of elasticity, being excellent in solvent resistance, thermal stability and resistance to bending fatigue is provided. The flat yarn comprises polyoxymethylene copolymer containing 0.5 to 10 moles of specified oxyalkylene units per 100 moles of oxymethylene units in the polymer chain principally comprising repeating oxymethylene units and having a melt index at 190° C. with load of 2160 g of 0.3 to 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Okawa
  • Patent number: 6559077
    Abstract: A mesh structure is formed from a set of a warp strands and a set of intersecting weft strands. The warp strands are formed of a knitted synthetic material which shrinks when exposed to heat, and the weft strands pass through the weave of the warp strands at the nodes where the strands intersect. Heat is applied to the mesh structure to shrink the weave of the warp strands tightly around the weft strands at the nodes, thereby co-joining the weft and warp strands to form a high-strength mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Polytech Netting, L.P.
    Inventor: Donal Moore
  • Publication number: 20030082336
    Abstract: As subject of the present invention, a woven composite fabric, comprising metal elements (51) and polymer elements (52) is provided. The metal elements (51) being metal wires, bundles of metal wires, metal strands or metal cords. According to the invention, the polymer elements (52) are polymer tapes, having a substantially rectangular cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Geert Braekevelt
  • Publication number: 20030045190
    Abstract: A filter screen is made of metal or synthetic strands having reinforcing filaments regularly spaced in the cross machine and the machine directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventor: Michael Maguire
  • Publication number: 20030035919
    Abstract: Tuftable fabrics comprise a plurality of warp and weft tapes in a balanced construction of tapes with balanced dimensions of tapes in the warp and the weft and stabilization of the fabric to impart dimensional stability. The fabrics are useful as backings for tufted carpets and especially patterned carpets and carpet tile owing to a surprising combination of tuftability, resistance to edge curl and stability during tufting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Edward Barkis, Charles F. Phillips