Including Strand Which Is Of Specific Structural Definition Patents (Class 442/189)
  • Patent number: 10323341
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a highly air-permeable woven fabric whose air permeability does not easily deteriorate even after repetitive washing and which has a good fabric quality. The woven fabric of the present invention comprises warp threads constituted by substantially quadrilateral shaped filaments and weft threads constituted by substantially quadrilateral shaped filaments. The warp threads and the weft threads overlap each other in an alternating manner forming crossover points comprising front threads and back threads, such that the warp threads and the weft threads alternate constituting the front threads. The crossover points comprise first crossover points and second crossover points. The first crossover points are the crossover points where the substantially quadrilateral shaped filaments constituting the front threads are aligned in a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO STC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Tone, Tadato Onodera, Hideki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10094052
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a light weight fire resistant material. The material is constructed of a plurality of oxidized polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) fibers. The fire resistant material having a weight in the range of less than about 9.0 oz/yd2, an Arc Thermal Performance Value of greater than about 8.0 and a Thermal Protection Performance of greater than about 13.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: National Safety Apparel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Huang (Jason) Tsai, Elizabeth Clagg, Mitchael C. Freeman, Andrew M. Allen, Paige Johnson, William D. Townsend
  • Patent number: 10070949
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis with tubular woven structure, the prosthesis includes an inner layer adapted to contact a blood flow, the inner layer being formed of warp and weft yarns and having a cover factor of 1800 or more, each of a warp and weft yarns including a microfiber multifilament yarn with a monofilament fineness of 0.50 dtex or less, the multifilament yarn including microfiber monofilaments having an average intersecting angle S of the monofilaments of less than 25°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsuchikura, Satoshi Yamada, Koji Kadowaki, Atsushi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 9394633
    Abstract: A fiber bundle is provided that strikes an excellent balance among the properties and performance of the web and articles manufactured using this web, the productivity, processability, and cost. The fiber bundle comprising continuous fibers aligned in one direction is characterized in that the continuous fibers have crimps that form peaks and valleys in the width direction of the fiber bundle, and these crimps have a characteristic value A, defined as the absolute value of a slope with respect to the length direction of the fiber bundle of a straight line that connects the vertex of the peak with the vertex of the valley of adjacent crimps present in a single continuous fiber, of at least 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: ES FIBERVISIONS CO., LTD., ES FIBERVISIONS HONG KONG LIMITED, ES FIBERVISIONS LP, ES FIBERVISIONS APS
    Inventors: Yukiharu Shimotsu, Takayuki Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9279200
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsui, Toshio Owari, Shingo Sogabe, Miho Yamamoto, Yusuke Kojyo, Hirokazu Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150140886
    Abstract: An active fibre comprising material activated by an external stimulus, wherein the fibre has a first configuration in an unactivated state, and in response to activation by the external stimulus the fibre adopts a second, increased twist, configuration, relative to the first configuration, and wherein the fibre can reversibly move between the active state and the unactivated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MMT Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Veronika Kapsali
  • 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: 8991620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filter cloth for a belt filter, wherein the filter cloth has an air permeability of 100 l/(min*dm2) to 350 l/(min*dm2) and fibers of the filter cloth have a fiber thickness of 25 ?m to 35 ?m and contain from 50% by weight to 100% by weight of perfluoroalkoxylalkane (PFA). The filter cloth has 25 to 35 warp threads (3) and 15 to 25 weft threads (2) per 1 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Joachim Gier-Zucketto, Matthias Bartel, Dieter Vogl, Joachim Kuhlmann
  • 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: 20150083659
    Abstract: A bicomponent fiber is disclosed, in addition to systems and processes for making the bicomponent fiber. The bicomponent fiber can include a glass core and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) sheath circumferentially enclosing the glass core, wherein the bicomponent fiber has a diameter between approximately five micrometers and approximately twenty micrometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Bansal, Jeffery Michael Ladwig
  • 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: 8962499
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a base fabric suitable for the production of a general-purpose airbag having a higher airtight performance with reduced air permeability, a high pressure resistance in the boundary portion between the inflating part and the non-inflating part, and a high impact absorption for an occupant, and a base fabric for an airbag of the present invention comprises a woven fabric formed of a multifilament synthetic fiber having a total fineness of 200 to 550 dtex and a single filament fineness of 2.0 to 7.0 dtex, wherein the elongation is, on average of warp and weft, from 5 to 15% and from 15 to 30% under loads of 50 N/cm and 300 N/cm, respectively, and the pullout resistance of the constituent yarn is from 50 to 200 N/cm/cm on average of warp and weft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Tanaka, Fumiaki Ise, Tokio Okuno, Masato Enoki
  • Patent number: 8962500
    Abstract: A molded article having both of sufficient strength and peel resistance, especially a heat insulating material for a high temperature furnace, is provided. A carbon fiber-containing stacked molded article 1 comprises a substrate 10 composed of first carbon fibers piled, and a woven fabric layer 20 located on at least one surface of the substrate 10, and composed of carbon fiber spun yarns 21 including second carbon fibers 22 having an average fiber diameter of 12 ?m or less, and third carbon fibers 23 having an average fiber diameter in excess of 12 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Okada, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Naohiro Sonobe, Takashi Kameyama
  • Publication number: 20150050476
    Abstract: A burnthrough resistant laminate film is described. Embodiments of the burnthrough resistant laminate film include a glass layer, a first film, a second film, and an adhesive. The glass layer can include a high purity silicon dioxide cloth. The first film and the second film can be adapted to be fire retardant. The adhesive can include at least one inorganic filler adapted to negate heat transfer. The glass layer, the first film, and the second film can be coupled together by the adhesive and thermally laminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Zheng Zheng, Qin Jian Li
  • Publication number: 20150038040
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermal control combination yam system comprising a first plurality of the yams within said system comprising microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic yams, such as, for example, polypropylene (PP), and a second plurality of the yams comprising less hydrophobic ultra microfibres (UMF). Said system comprises a ratio of said yarns ranging from between 97% yams comprised of a microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic material and 3% yams comprised of ultra microfibres (UMF) comprised of a less hydrophobic material to 97% yams comprised of ultra microfibres comprised of a less hydro phobic material and 3% yams comprised of a microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic material and said first plurality of yams is in direct contact with said second plurality of yams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Gabbay
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140322504
    Abstract: A carbon fiber base which comprises a continuous-carbon-fiber layer constituted of continuous carbon fibers and, disposed on one or each surface of the continuous-carbon-fiber layer, a carbon short-fiber web in which short carbon fibers having an average fiber length of 2-12 mm have been dispersed in the shape of single fibers; a prepreg which comprises the carbon fiber base and a matrix resin infiltrated into the carbon fiber base; and a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite material which comprises the carbon fiber base and a matrix resin infiltrated into the carbon fiber base and cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kaori Narimatsu, Noriyuki Hirano, Masato Honma, Atsuki Tsuchiya, Akihiko Kitano
  • Publication number: 20140308867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to woven or nonwoven fabric material having antimicrobial activity, and to its uses ranging from wound dressing, facial masks, surgical drapes and surgical clothing, to filter materials and similar applications where the antimicrobial effects are employed, as well as to a process for the preparation of the woven or nonwoven fabric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AR Metallizing N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Van Emmerick, Maura Roperto, Paula Gielen
  • Publication number: 20140302263
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a polyamide fiber from which a fabric appropriate for use in airbags is obtainable, and which exhibits weave-loosening prevention properties after weaving thereof, and excellent mechanical properties. This polyamide fiber is characterized by having; a total fiber density of 100-700 dtex; a tensile strength of 8.0-11.5 cN/dtex; a boiling-water shrinkage of 4.0-11.0%; a slack recovery rate (A) represented by formula (1) after a fixed-length heat treatment of 0-4.0%; and a tightening index (F) represented by formula (2) of 3.8 or higher. A=[(Ta?Tb)/Ta]×100 (1) (In formula (1), Ta represents the amount of slack immediately after heat treatment, and Tb represents the amount of slack at the time of stabilization after heat treatment.) F=A+0.35×B (2) (In formula (2), A represents the slack recovery rate after the fixed-length heat treatment, and B represents the boiling-water shrinkage rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Fumiaki Ise, Shingo Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20140272361
    Abstract: A new class of protective fabrics having good ballistic and fragmentary protection also provide wearable drape, softness, and moisture transport, as well as good UV and abrasion resistance and color acceptance, making them comfortable to wear as garment fabrics. The protective fabrics are constructed from yarns having at least 20% ballistic fibers with greater than 12 gpd tenacity. A combined cover factor of between 55% and 80% avoids added stiffness due to yarn distortion at the crossing points. In embodiments, a long-float weave such as twill or satin with reduced crossing point density improves the hand of the fabric, and in some embodiments provides a different character on each face so that a predominantly staple fabric face is in contact with skin of a user, thereby providing better wearing comfort than a plain weave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WARWICK MILLS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles A Howland
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8819866
    Abstract: Protective garments include a flame resistant fabric that is strong and yet has a soft hand. The fabric is made from a combination of filament yarns and spun yarns. The filament yarns and spun yarns are woven together such that the filament yarns are separated by from about 2 to about 5 spun yarns in both the warp direction and the fill direction. The spun yarns may contain polybenzimidazole fibers in combination with other fibers, such as aramid fibers. The filament yarns may comprise para-aramid fibers. In one embodiment, the filament yarns may have a size larger than the spun yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey K. Underwood, Jacques A. Cantin, Guy Connors Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140194023
    Abstract: A laminate includes a first layer of a first fluoropolymer. The laminate can further include a second layer of at least one ply of a fluoropolymer fabric overlying the first layer. The laminate can further include a third layer of a second fluoropolymer overlying the second layer opposite to the first layer. The laminate can have a strain of not more than 50% at a stress of 15 MPa as measured by DIN EN ISO 527 with a sample width of about 1 inch, at a clamp distance of about 50 mm, and a speed of about 50 mm/min. Embodiments of such laminates can find applications, for example, as diaphragm membranes, solenoid valves, conveyor belts, or bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Schwiegel, Andreas Waldöfner
  • 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: 20140154482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camouflage fabric having near infrared ray reflectance adjusting characteristics. The aim of the present invention is to achieve semi-permanent durability so as to significantly ameliorate problems of inferior durability which occur in an existing method for manufacturing a camouflage fabric, i.e. applying carbon and a pigment absorbing near infrared rays to a synthetic fabric, and to enable near infrared ray reflectance in a near infrared ray spectrum having an infrared ray wavelength band of 720 nm to 1500 nm so as to exhibit little or no difference from the near infrared ray reflectance of the natural background of each terrain, thereby achieving predetermined camouflage effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Rae Young Jang
  • Patent number: 8728959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile digital band which is capable of providing a high-speed communication path with surrounding computing devices, through easy and convenient attachment thereof to a conventional garment, and a fabrication method thereof. For this purpose, disclosed herein is a textile digital band comprising a plurality of warps formed parallel to each other in the first direction, and a plurality of wefts formed parallel to each other in the second direction perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the warp includes at least one digital yarn through which electrical currents can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Gi Soo Chung, Dae Hoon Lee, Jae Sang An
  • Patent number: 8722552
    Abstract: This woven/knit fabric contains composite yarn comprising a multifilament yarn A2 and a multifilament yarn B2, which satisfies the following conditions (1) to (3): (1) the ratio (WA2/DA2) of the yarn length of the multifilament fiber A2 during absorption of moisture and humidity (WA2) to the yarn length of the multifilament yarn A2 under conditions of 20° C. and 65% humidity (DA2) is 1.02 to 1.30; (2) the ratio (WA2/DB2) of the yarn length of the multifilament yarn A2 during absorption of moisture and humidity (WA2) to the yarn length of the multifilament yarn B2 under conditions of 20° C. and 65% humidity (DB2) is 0.9 to 1.1; and (3) the drying shrinkage stress (DS value) of the multifilament yarn A2 is 0.08 cN/dtex or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Rayon Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoji Kanatani
  • Publication number: 20140106098
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag module ensuring that when an airbag fabricated using a fabric composed of a polyamide yarn excellent in heat resistance is deployed by an inflator gas, the deployment occurs without loss of the gas and an excessive amount of generated gas is not necessary, as a result, the inflator is reduced in weight, and the airbag module of the present invention comprises an airbag fabric composed of a polyamide yarn, wherein the air permeability of the fabric under a pressure of 200 kPa is from 10 to 200 cc/cm2/sec and in the thermal stress of the constituent yarn as measured under the conditions of an initial load of 0.02 cN/dtex, a yarn length of 25 cm and a temperature rise rate of 80° C./min, the summed thermal stress of the total of the warp yarn and the weft yarn at 230° C. is from 0.33 to 1.20 cN/dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki ISE
  • Patent number: 8673391
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a circuit board is described herein. The method may include adding a resin, forming first and second fiberglass fibers, and forming first and second signal line traces capable of transmitting electrical signals. In some examples, a ratio between fiberglass and resin material near the first signal line trace is similar to a ratio between fiberglass and resin material near the second signal line trace. In some examples, the first and second fiberglass fibers diagonally cross near the first and second signal line traces. In some examples, the first and second fiberglass fibers cross near the first and second signal line traces in a zig-zag pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Shykind, James A. McCall
  • Publication number: 20140066872
    Abstract: Nonwoven textile fabrics in accordance with the present invention are formed primarily of individualized bast fibers substantially free of pectin. The nonwoven fabric can include staple fibers to a lesser extent than the individualized bast fibers. Individualized bast fibers include fibers derived from the flax and hemp plants. The nonwoven textile fabric is formed into a web while in a dry state and subsequently bonded to produce a nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Baer, Micheal Shea Lerch, Alan Edward Wright
  • Patent number: 8652975
    Abstract: The invention provides a flame resistant woven fabric comprising a plurality of first yarns and a plurality of second yarns, wherein the first yarns are disposed in a first direction in the woven fabric, the second yarns are disposed in a second direction in the woven fabric, and the second direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The invention further provides a process for producing a flame resistant woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Zeb W. Atkinson, Joseph B. Glenn, Kimila C. Sasser
  • Patent number: 8642489
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag module ensuring that when an airbag fabricated using a fabric composed of a polyamide yarn excellent in heat resistance is deployed by an inflator gas, the deployment occurs without loss of the gas and an excessive amount of generated gas is not necessary, as a result, the inflator is reduced in weight, and the airbag module of the present invention comprises an airbag fabric composed of a polyamide yarn, wherein the air permeability of the fabric under a pressure of 200 kPa is from 10 to 200 cc/cm2/sec and in the thermal stress of the constituent yarn as measured under the conditions of an initial load of 0.02 cN/dtex, a yarn length of 25 cm and a temperature rise rate of 80° C./min, the summed thermal stress of the total of the warp yarn and the weft yarn at 230° C. is from 0.33 to 1.20 cN/dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki Ise
  • Publication number: 20140011415
    Abstract: Thermoplastically deformable composite materials have a core layer with a glass fiber woven ply connected on both sides thereof to a fiber nonwoven ply of polypropylene fibers and glass fibers. The core layer is connected with at least one cover layer which comprises polypropylene fibers and polyethylene terephthalate fibers. The composite materials are produced by needling the individual layers and heating to melt the polypropylene fibers. The composite materials are useful for preparing automotive parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: QUADRANT PLASTIC COMPOSITES AG
    Inventor: Andreas Keilbach
  • Publication number: 20130337708
    Abstract: A permeate carrier fabric includes at least some monofilament synthetic yarns to provide adequate stiffness and reduce blockage of permeate flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Charles Earhart, Monty Hodges
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130312155
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a woven fabric having high transparency that a batting is made see-through, having a strength necessary for side clothes of clothing or futons, and further having a low air-permeability in order to provide an unprecedented clothing or futon whose batting is seen through. A woven fabric of the present invention is characterized in comprising a multifilament having a single yarn fineness of 0.5 to 3.0 dtex and a total fineness of 3 to 25 dtex, wherein the woven fabric has a cover factor of 1300 to 2500, a visible light transmittance of 25% to 80%, and an L* value of 37 or higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Toyobo Specialties Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime TONE, Hideki KAWABATA
  • Publication number: 20130312891
    Abstract: A cord fabric is structured by weaving a weft yarn into a large number of warp yarn (2) disposed in parallel so that the weft yarn crosses the warp yarn at a coarse density. In the cord fabric, the warp yarn is a composite cord constituted of at least one aramid first twist yarn and one aliphatic polyamide first twist yarn, and the weft yarn is a spun yarn of meta system aramid fiber. The cord fabric is used as a strip material of a belt cover layer which is wound in a spiral pattern around an outer circumference of a belt layer of a pneumatic tire in a radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Miyuki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20130260629
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130260104
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130243985
    Abstract: A two- or more ply flat woven textile in which a texture A including a yarn A and a texture B including a yarn B are interwoven, wherein the yarn A and the yarn B are both a warp yarn or both a weft yarn, and shrinkage percentage of the yarn A (SA (%)) and shrinkage percentage of the yarn B (SB (%)) satisfies a specific range. The woven textile, when heat is applied, is spontaneously formed into a tube with a sufficient overlap in the circumferential direction. The tube provides easy insertion of lead wires and is able to protect the lead wires reliably without exposing the inserted lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Furuta, Hiroshi Tsuchikura
  • Publication number: 20130232671
    Abstract: A thread essentially composed of poly(meta-phenylene isophthalamide), that is to say meta-aramid. It consists of a yarn of fibers, the distribution of the length of said fibers being between 40 and 200 millimeters, and the minimum quantity of fibers in cross section being 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Benoit Bouret, Denis Coulaux
  • Publication number: 20130237110
    Abstract: A ripstop fabric having multi-component polyester filament yarns interwoven into spun yarns in a ripstop pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: 5.11, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco J. Morales
  • Publication number: 20130196561
    Abstract: Provided is a low air-permeable high-density woven fabric that is less likely to get wet even in the rain and needs only a short drying time after getting wet or being washed. The low air-permeable high-density woven fabric is obtained by applying water-repellent treatment to a woven fabric containing high twisted yarns with a twist coefficient of 5100 or more in a proportion of 50% or more of the surface area of the woven fabric and has a air-permeability of 50 cc/cm2/sec or less, a cover factor of 1500 or more, and a rub-resistant water repellency of 100 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicants: INAYAMA TEXTILE INC.
    Inventors: Fumio Shibata, INAYAMA TEXTILE INC.
  • Publication number: 20130160638
    Abstract: A fiber includes at least a first portion extending axially and including a shear thickening fluid. The fiber further includes at least a second portion extending radially outwardly from the first portion. The second portion extends axially and radially encompasses the first portion over a length thereof. The shear thickening fluid may, for example, include particles suspended in a liquid phase. The second portion may, for example, include an abrasion resistant material. The fiber may further include at least a third portion extending axially and positioned radially inward of the first portion. The third portion may, for example, include a material having a higher strength than the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Protective Products Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerrad S. Allison
  • Patent number: 8470722
    Abstract: A composite wind barrier fabric having the ability to maintain a high MVTR while controlling air permeability. The fabric has a nanofiber layer optionally welded to, and in a face-to-face relationship with, a fabric layer. Optionally a second fabric layer is welded adjacent to and in a face-to-face relationship with the nanofiber layer and on the opposite side of the nanofiber layer to the first fabric layer. The fabric has a Frazier air permeability of between about 1.2 m3/m2/min and about 7.6 m3/m2/min, and an MVTR per ASTM E-96B method of greater than about 500 g/m2/day. The nanofiber layer is dyed over at least a portion or all of its surface or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Jill A Conley, Joseph Robert Guckert, Robert Anthony Marin, George Bruce Palmer, IV
  • Publication number: 20130147170
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a base fabric suitable for the production of a general purpose airbag having a higher airtight performance with reduced air permeability, a high pressure resistance in the boundary portion between the inflating part and the non-inflating part, and a high impact absorption for an occupant, and a base fabric for an airbag of the present invention comprises a woven fabric formed of a multifilament synthetic fiber having a total fineness of 200 to 550 dtex and a single filament fineness of 2.0 to 7.0 dtex, wherein the elongation is, on average of warp and weft, from 5 to 15% and from 15 to 30% under loads of 50 N/cm and 300 N/cm, respectively, and the pullout resistance of the constituent yarn is from 50 to 200 N/cm/cm on average of warp and weft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Takeshi Tanaka, Fumiaki Ise, Tokio Okuno, Masato Enoki
  • Publication number: 20130122271
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayered cloth made of a multilayered woven fabric structure including two or more layers or a multilayered knitted fabric structure including two or more layers, the multilayered cloth having excellent drying properties; and a textile product. In the multilayered cloth made of a multilayered woven fabric structure including two or more layers or a multilayered knitted fabric structure including two or more layers, a composite yarn having a torque of 30 T/m or less made of a false-twist crimped yarn having a torque in the S-direction and a false-twist crimped yarn having a torque in the Z-direction is placed in one of the outermost layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasui, Tadayuki Fukuro
  • Publication number: 20130115840
    Abstract: A carbon nanopipe comprising a durable graphitizable carbon wall of tunable thickness of about 10-500 nm formed by exposing a silica fiber network to a carbon precursor vapor and thereby depositing a carbon film onto the silica fiber network at a temperature suitable for complete pyrolysis of the carbon precursor and removing the silica fibers. The atmosphere of the step of depositing is controlled by a two-stage gas manifold wherein stage 1 purges the reaction chamber with pure argon and stage 2 introduces the carbon precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America as represented by the secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Justin C. Lytle, Trevor N. Zimmerman, Debra R. Rolison
  • Publication number: 20130090029
    Abstract: A first impact dissipating fabric system includes a first fabric layer formed using a first weave pattern, and a second fabric layer formed using a second weave pattern different from the first wave pattern. A second impact dissipating fabric system includes a first fabric layer formed with fibers having a first denier, and a second fabric layer formed with fibers having a second denier different from the first denier. A third impact dissipating fabric includes a first fabric layer formed using a first weave pattern from fibers having a first denier, and a second fabric layer formed using a second weave from fibers having a second denier. The first weave and the second weave are different types of weaves and/or the first denier and the second denier are different from one another. In each system, the first and second fabric layers are disposed on one another and coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Matscitechno Licensing Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito