Including Strand Which Is Of Specific Structural Definition Patents (Class 442/189)
  • Publication number: 20130059496
    Abstract: Methods for producing composites useful for the formation of both soft and hard armor. More particularly, methods for the production of ballistic resistant fibrous composites having improved ballistic resistance properties, including low backface signature. The methods employ fiber surface treatments to improve the anchorage of substances applied onto fiber surfaces, achieving a low delamination tendency and corresponding benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
  • Patent number: 8389100
    Abstract: A textile fabric has at least one raised surface incorporating multicomponent fibers formed of at least a first polymer and a second polymer disposed in side-by-side relationship. The first polymer and the second polymer exhibit differential thermal elongation, which causes the multicomponent fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the textile fabric in response to ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: MMI-IPCO, LLC, Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Veronica Hunt, Brian Durant, David Gilbert
  • Patent number: 8377543
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer-wired substrate for mobile electric equipment, wherein the multilayer-wired substrate is very strong, includes a larger elastically deformable region and a higher elasticity than those of the conventional structure, and can be curved. The multilayer-wired substrate is a multilayer-wired substrate including one or more insulating layers. At least one insulating layer of the substrate is made of a material in which the mechanical characteristic in an in-plane direction component exhibits anisotropy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshinobu Ogatsu
  • Publication number: 20130041452
    Abstract: A base fabric for a stent graft is a woven fabric constituted by a fiber having a total fineness of 1 to 40 decitex and a single yarn fineness of 0.1 to 2.0 decitex and has a yarn density of 150 strands/2.54 cm or more in both longitudinal direction and lateral direction, a thickness of 1 to 90 ?m, and a tensile strength of 50.0 N/cm or more in both longitudinal direction and lateral direction. According to the present invention, the base fabric for a stent graft having thinness, high strength, low permeability, durability, and flexibility can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuya Fujita, Tomoyuki Horiguchi, Ryo Matsuo, Kazuhiro Tanahashi, Asanori Shimada
  • Publication number: 20130035014
    Abstract: Provided is a fabric that is favorably used for a side cloth of a down wear, a down jacket, a futon, a sleeping bag or some other, and that is light, thin and high in tear strength and can further keep a low air permeability after washed. The high-density fabric of the present invention that can attain the purpose is a fabric including a synthetic fiber that has a fineness of 28 dtex or less, and having a total cover factor ranging from 1700 to 2200. In this fabric, multifilaments are present in each of which monofilaments are arranged in the form of two layers in at least one direction of warp and weft directions. Furthermore, the fabric has a cover factor ranging from 700 to 900 in at least one direction of the warp and weft directions which has the multifilaments present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Hajime Tone, Hideki Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8354156
    Abstract: A prepreg base material includes reinforcing fibers arranged substantially in one direction and a matrix resin between the reinforcing fibers, wherein the prepreg base material has substantially throughout its entire surface incisions, each incision extending in a direction substantially crossing the reinforcing fibers, wherein substantially all of the reinforcing fibers are divided by the incisions, a length (L) of each of reinforcing fiber segments formed by the incisions is in the range of 10 to 100 mm, a thickness H of the prepreg base material is in the range of 30 to 300 ?m, and a fiber volume content by Vf of the reinforcing fibers is in the range of 45 to 65%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Taketa, Narumichi Sato, Eisuke Wadahara
  • Publication number: 20130011623
    Abstract: Described herein is a monolithic three-dimensional composite having a three-dimensional layer impregnated with an outer layer of polyurea, polyurethane, or a blend thereof. In one aspect the three-dimensional layer is woven fabric of a plain 4-layer tubular weave. Optionally, the outer layer has a three-dimensional relief to simulate three-dimensional structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicants: Nicolon Corporation d/b/a Tencate Geosynthetics North America, THE HANSON GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Randy Eugene Johnson, Kevin Nelson King, Wallace L. Hanson, JR., Guy J. Stokes, John B. McIntyre, Charles Demarest
  • Publication number: 20130005208
    Abstract: An electrically conductive structure includes a plurality of carbon fiber layers and at least one electrically conductive filament three-dimensionally woven among the carbon fiber layers. The plurality of carbon fiber layers and the at least one electrically conductive filament are operable to conduct electrical current throughout the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Matthew Retz, Alan Keith Prichard
  • Patent number: 8298464
    Abstract: A fabric consisting of a cellulose mixed ester fiber having an appropriate strength, fiber diameter, uniformity of fineness, and Tg, is used. A fiber consisting of 80 to 95 wt % of said cellulose mixed ester and 5 to 20 wt % of one or more water-soluble plasticizers selected from the group of polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, poly(ethylene-propylene) glycol, and end-capped polymers produced from them, is produced and said water-soluble plasticizers are removed by aqueous treatment to improve the heat resistance and strength, thereby providing a fabric having beautiful appearance achieved by color development properties and uniform fineness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromi Takarada, Yoshitaka Aranishi, Shoko Mihara
  • Publication number: 20120264343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible sheet comprising (i) a woven fabric comprising yarns containing polyethylene fibers; and (ii) a plastomer layer adhered to at least one surface of said woven fabric wherein said plastomer is a semi-crystalline copolymer of ethylene or propylene and one or more C2 to C12 ?-olefin co-monomers and wherein said plastomer having a density as measured according to ISO1183 of between 870 and 930 kg/m3, wherein the flexible sheet has a shrinkage of at most 1.9%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Dietrich Wienke, Roelof Marissen, Martinus Johannes Nicolaas Jacobs, Wilheimus Gerardus Marie Bruls, Francois Antoine Marie Op Den Buijsch, Leonardus Jacobus Johannus Welzen
  • Publication number: 20120251597
    Abstract: Various fibrous articles incorporating a water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfiber are provided. The water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers can be incorporated into a number of different fibrous articles including personal care products, medical care products, automotive products, household products, personal recreational products, specialty papers, paper products, and building and landscaping materials. In addition, the water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers can be incorporated into nonwoven webs, thermobonded webs, hydroentangled webs, multilayer nonwovens, laminates, composites, wet-laid webs, dry-laid webs, laminates, composites, wet laps, woven articles, fabrics and geotextiles. These various end products can incorporate the water non-dispersible short-cut polymer microfibers in varying amounts based on the desired end use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel William Klosiewicz, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Mark Dwight Clark, Chris Delbert Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120244310
    Abstract: A primary carpet backing including at least a first and a second layer of fibers, characterized in that both the first and the second layer of fibers is a nonwoven layer of randomly laid fibers, that both the first layer of fibers and the second layer of fibers has a uniform composition throughout the layer, wherein the linear density of the fibers is in the range of 1 to 25 dtex, wherein both the first layer of fibers and second layer includes at least two different polymers and wherein at least one polymer included in the first layer is different from the polymers included in the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: COLBOND B.V.
    Inventor: Edze Jan Visscher
  • Publication number: 20120238169
    Abstract: An insulation package and method of formation including a functional layer, a breathable water repellant insulating layer, and a highly breathable microporous membrane layer having a network of pores. The functional fabric, the highly breathable insulating layer and the microporous membrane layer are laminated to one another to form a waterproof breathable insulated fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Vanessa MASON, Joseph Rumiesz
  • Patent number: 8263505
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a “hybrid” fabric made from a textured multifilament yarn in combination with an untextured multifilament yarn. The portion of multifilament yarns comprising this hybrid fabric are substantially without bulk or texture while the textured portion of multifilament yarns comprising the fabric have bulk. Such hybrid fabrics from this combination of yarns retain substantially similar abrasion resistance and tactility of a fabric made entirely of high tenacity air textured multifilament yarns. Nylon woven hybrid fabrics disclosed herein provide excellent properties especially for uses in apparel, rucksacks, softsided luggage, duffle bags, tenting and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: INVISTA North America S.à r.l.
    Inventors: Allen W. Mortimer, Yashavant Vinayak Vinod
  • Publication number: 20120225229
    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: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Fumiaki Ise
  • Patent number: 8257556
    Abstract: The present invention provides a papermaking felt which exhibits a good dewatering capability (water permeability) and resistance to flattening in a papermaking machine, and which is capable of improving surface smoothness of a wet paper web and has improved anti-dehairing property. A papermaking felt using a woven fabric in which at least one of an MD yarn and a CMD yarn arranged on a wet paper web side of a base body is a multifilament yarn which is a bundle of a plurality of filaments with fineness of 100 dtex or less and which is substantially without twisting or only loosely twisted and hence almost without twisting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Ogiwara
  • Publication number: 20120219766
    Abstract: A high strength specialty paper comprising at least one nonwoven web layer is provided. The nonwoven web layer comprises a plurality of first fibers, a plurality of cellulosic fibers, and a binder. The first fibers comprise a water non-dispersible synthetic polymer and have a different configuration and/or composition than the cellulosic fibers. The first fibers have a length of less than 25 millimeters and a minimum transverse dimension of less than 5 microns. Also disclosed is a process for producing the first fibers and the multicomponent fibers from which they are derived.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Daniel William Klosiewicz, Mark Dwight Clark, Chris Delbert Anderson, Marvin Lynn Mitchell, Paula Hines Mitchell, Amber Layne Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20120214374
    Abstract: A PMC fabric yarn, for use in a PMC fabric, has a composition which is a mixture of between 75% to 99% PET, 1% to 20% polymeric siloxane, and with a remainder of the composition being between 0.1% to 5% compatibilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Chaitra Mahesha, Juergen Abraham, Brian Good
  • Publication number: 20120196496
    Abstract: The present document describes a slip resistant sheet material for roofing comprising a closed-weave woven comprising yarns of a first gauge and yarns of a second gauge greater than the first gauge. The yarns of the second gauge are interspersed in the closed-weave woven at a given interval with the yarns of the first gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Atlantic Coated Papers Ltd.
    Inventors: David Granovsky, Pascal Risler
  • Publication number: 20120184167
    Abstract: A composite material formed from a sheet of material (1) consisting essentially of animal hide bonded to a textile material (3). The sheet of material may be leather and the textile material a woven, coated textile. The two materials may be bonded together with a hot melt adhesive which may be provided as a film or web (2). Bonding the sheet material to a textile material increases the dimensional stability of the material when exposed to sunlight and heat, making it suitable for use in the manufacture of sun blinds for vehicles, such as automobiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Keith Watkinson, Marc Stang, Charles Fitzhugh, Gordon Ewan
  • Publication number: 20120177870
    Abstract: A ballistic impact resistant composite comprising a glass fiber and a resin, where the glass fiber consists essentially of fiber having a diameter of less than 9 microns, is provided. The ballistic impact resistant article or composite comprising fiber less than 9 micron yields a higher V50 value at the same areal density, or the same V50 value at a lower areal density, than an impact resistant article or composite comprising fiber of greater than 9 micron.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Phra Douglas Lyle
  • Publication number: 20120164903
    Abstract: Nanostructure reinforced articles and related systems and methods are generally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian L. Wardle, Roberto Guzman de Villoria
  • Publication number: 20120159699
    Abstract: Penetration-resistant textile fabrics and articles that include the fabrics. The penetration-resistant textile fabrics have improved fragment protection and improved stab resistance efficiency at the same ballistic protection. The advantageous combination of characteristics of the penetration-resistant textile fabrics correspondingly transfers to articles that include the penetration-resistant textile fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Bottger, Rudiger Hartert
  • Publication number: 20120156955
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glass cloth suitable for producing a printed wiring board to be used in the electronics and electric fields, which has small anisotropy in dimensional change and is free from warpage and twist, a prepreg using said glass cloth, and a printed wiring board using said glass cloth. The glass cloth relevant to the present invention is characterized in that the warp yarn and the weft yarn are configured with a glass yarn of 1.8×10?6 kg/m to 14×10?6 kg/m, a (breadth/length) ratio of an average filament diameter of said weft yarn to an average filament diameter of said warp yarn is 1.01 or more but less than 1.27, and a thickness is 10 ?m to 40 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Masaaki Endo, Daisuke Matsude, Susumu Ohigashi
  • Publication number: 20120128947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile web material having improved mechanical strength, in particular having resistance to piercing and/or shooting, having a protective function against chemical and/or biological toxins, in particular weapon agents. The textile web material according to the invention comprises a multilayer construction, wherein the layer construction comprises at least one layer resistant to piercing and/or shooting, and at least one adsorption layer based on discrete adsorption particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: BLÜCHER GMBH
    Inventor: Bertram Böhringer
  • Patent number: 8183167
    Abstract: Substrates that exhibit antimicrobial and/or antifungal characteristics that persist through the useful life of the substrate, and more particularly textile substrates infused with or covalently bound to well-dispersed antimicrobial nanoparticles, such as silver and/or copper nanoparticles, which exhibit persistent and demonstrable bacteriocidal, bacteriostatic, fungicidal, fungistatic behavior through numerous wash cycles. Methods of manufacturing such substrates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: NanoHorizons, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Delattre, Daniel J. Hayes, Joseph Cuiffi, Matthew Henry, James Kundrat, Paul Carrigan
  • Publication number: 20120118834
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Joachim Gier-Zucketto, Matthias Bartel, Dieter Vogl, Joachim Kuhlmann
  • Publication number: 20120115383
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for warming human extremities via graduated thermal insulation with a blanket comprised of concentrations of and transitions to and from concentrations of various types of woven thread fabric or non-woven fabric, having various properties of thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: WARMER WEAVE, INC.
  • Publication number: 20120110721
    Abstract: A fire-protecting waterproof moisture-permeable sheet 4 of the present invention is a laminate of at least one fiber sheet 5 and a waterproof moisture-permeable film 7. The fiber sheet 5 is selected from the group consisting of a woven fabric, a knitted fabric and a nonwoven fabric including 50 to 100 weight % of a polyetherimide fiber and 0 to 50 weight % of another flame-retardant fiber. The flame resistance, the heat resistance, and the wash resistance under ISO 11613-1999 as the international performance standards for fireproof clothing are: (1) flame resistance to be free from hole formation, dripping and melting; and to have afterflame time and afterglow time of not more than 2 seconds; (2) heat resistance to be free from firing, separation, dripping and melting; and to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 5%; and (3) washing resistance to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 3%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Shigeo Washiyama
  • Publication number: 20120058699
    Abstract: A fabric is described, in particular for an airbag, consisting at least partially of hollow filament yarns (K, S) made of a polymer material, wherein the fabric has a cover factor DG, according to Professor Walz, that is equal to the cover factor when using solid filament yarns of the same diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Norbert Huber, Thomas Eschbach
  • 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: 20120052759
    Abstract: An industrial fabric (3) includes a plurality of yarns (31, 32) extending in warp and weft directions and woven into a twill weave structure, which includes 200˜2000 monofilament fibers (311) per inch in either one of the warp and weft directions. A degree of fineness of each monofilament fiber ranges from 50 deniers to 500 deniers. The industrial fabric (3) not only has good strength but also provides excellent water permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Feng Wang
  • 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
    Inventors: Jae-Hyung Kim, Dong-Jin Kwak, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee, Hee-Jun Kim, Ki-Jeong Kim, Sang-Kil Lee
  • Publication number: 20120042442
    Abstract: A fabric for fireproof clothing of the present invention is a fireproof fabric including flame-retardant fibers. The fabric is a woven fabric, a knitted fabric or a nonwoven fabric including 70 to 100 mass % of a polyetherimide fiber and 0 to 30 mass % of another flame-retardant fiber. The flame resistance, the heat resistance, and the wash resistance under ISO 11613-1999 as the international performance standards for fireproof clothing are: (1) flame resistance to be free from hole formation, dripping and melting; and to have afterflame time and afterglow time of not more than 2 seconds; (2) heat resistance to be free from firing, separation, dripping and melting; and to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 5%; and (3) washing resistance to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 3%. The fireproof clothing of the present invention includes the fireproof fabric fabricated as an inner liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Keita Tasaki, Takashi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20120031149
    Abstract: A textile made according to this invention includes two thread systems, such as a weft and a warp system, one of the threads systems including a yarn made of a leather filament. The textile can be woven using a plain or complex pattern and its yarns can have different colors to achieve an esthetically pleasing look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Be INTHAVONG
  • Patent number: 8101252
    Abstract: An air bag which is light and pliable to be compactly housed and excellent in durability against a load applied thereto, upon the actuation of air bag, and long term aging, which is formed of two woven fabrics interwoven with each other to be a bag-shaped body, each composed of polyamide type synthetic fiber yarns containing copper compounds in a range from 30 to 200 ppm estimated in term of copper or cut pieces of the fabric sewn together to be a three-dimensional shape, the fabric having a product of a total fineness of warp or weft multiplied by a weave density of 16000 decitex·ends/2.54 cm or less, a load at 15% elongation in a range from 3 to 35 N/%/2.54 cm and a tensile work at break in a range from 7000 to 30000 N·%/2.54 cm. This air bag may be applicable to a driver's seat, a passenger's seat, and to side impact protection in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kami, Hideaki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20120009405
    Abstract: A woven textile fabric for use as a bed sheet is provided having spun cotton warp yarns and continuous multi-filament weft yarns, to provide a total yarn count of from 170 to 215, and wherein the construction of the fabric balances the tensile strength of the fabric in the warp and weft direction, to provide a tensile strength in one direction of the fabric that is at least 80% of the tensile strength in the cross direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Venus Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalidass Krishnaswamy, Santhakumar Oliver, Kirit Dahyabhai Patel
  • Publication number: 20110318984
    Abstract: A composite carbon nanotube structure includes a carbon nanotube structure and a graphite structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes a number of carbon nanotubes joined end to end by van der Waals attractive force therebetween. The graphite structure is filled in the carbon nanotube structure. The graphite structure and the carbon nanotube structure are combined by carbon-carbon bonds therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
  • Publication number: 20110318985
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for a touch sensor made from fibers with conductive and non-conductive regions. The fibers are woven into a fabric and connected to control electronics. The fibers are grouped and the ends of the fibers in a group are connected together prior to connection to the control electronics in order to reduce the number of connections required between the sensor fabric and control electronics. The control electronics drive signals to the sensor fabric and measure signals from the sensor fabric to determine touch locations and touch contact areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: William James McDermid
  • Patent number: 8080487
    Abstract: The present invention provides fabrics that have unique mechanical, chemical, electrical, and thermal properties. The fabrics comprise layers of woven, knit or felted fibers, yarns or tow. Interstitially synthesized nanotubes, such as single-walled or multi-walled carbon nanotubes, enhance the fabric's antiballistic properties. These nanotubes may also insulate, semi-conduct or super-conduct electrical charges, or provide enhanced thermal properties of these fabrics which can be layered to form unique garments or structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Slade H. Gardner, James R. Peoples, Brian T. Rosenberger
  • Patent number: 8076253
    Abstract: An opal-finished fabric having a stereoscopic pattern is provided, in which both the fiber-decomposed part and the non-decomposed fiber part are rich in color expression, and the fiber-decomposed part having a sufficient strength with a thin material having highly transparent appearance in the fiber-decomposed part. The fabric is an opal-finished fabric obtained with two or more kinds of fibers and formed with a fiber-decomposed part showing a transparent appearance by removing at least one kind of the fibers and a non-decomposed fiber part, in which for solving the problems, the fiber-decomposed part contains mainly nylon fibers, and the non-decomposed fiber part contains mainly colored polyester fibers and non-colored nylon fibers. The non-decomposed fiber part is preferably constituted by a layer containing mainly polyester fibers and a layer containing mainly nylon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Sakai, Takuya Suehiro, Katsuhiko Yanagi
  • Patent number: 8067317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fabric having both stab resistant and anti-ballistic properties. The fabric is made of yarn of a weight greater than about 500 dtex, and the fabric has a minimum shrinkage factor of at least about 1% achieved through a densification treatment. The invention further relates to a method of producing a such a fabric having the steps of agitating a fabric made of a yarn of a weight greater than about 500 dtex, substantially removing a spin finish from the fabric before, during or after the agitating step, and drying the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid GmbH
    Inventors: David R. Hand, Rudiger Hartert, Christian Bottger
  • Publication number: 20110282448
    Abstract: The disclosure describes methods of winding collagen fiber to make medical constructs and related collagen fiber tube and patch devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Leon Paulos, Mengyan Li, Daniel Hernandez, Thomas J. Koob
  • Patent number: 8057887
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite laminates that can exhibit high strength and/or low dielectric loss and can also be lightweight. The laminates include layers formed of high modulus polyolefin fiber. The fibers can be woven or knit to form a fabric or can be included in a nonwoven fabric that can be one or more layers of the composite structures. The layers including the high modulus polyolefin fibers can include other fibers, such as fiberglass. The composites can also include layers of other materials, for instance layers formed of polyaramids, fiberglass, or carbon fiber wovens or nonwovens. The composites can advantageously be utilized in low loss dielectric applications, such as in forming circuit board substrates, or in applications beneficially combining strength with low weight, such as automobile and boat materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rampart Fibers, LLC
    Inventor: Brian G. Morin
  • Publication number: 20110275265
    Abstract: An elastic multiple component fiber comprising a cross-section, wherein at least a first region of said cross-section comprises a polyurethaneurea composition; and comprising a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: INVISTA North america S.a.r.1.
    Inventors: Steven W. Smith, Hong Liu, David A. Wilson, James B. Elmore
  • Publication number: 20110269361
    Abstract: A liner for an unvulcanized rubber member is provided that has excellent durability while maintaining the tackiness of an unvulcanized rubber member. An unvulcanized rubber member liner 10 is a plain fabric made from weft threads 14 of a split yarn of 1000 to 1330 dtex fiber diameter threads formed from a smooth faced resin film. Fine linear threads of multi-filament thread are employed as warp threads 12. Due to employing smooth surfaced split yarn weft threads 14, the surface of an unvulcanized rubber member 16 that makes contact with the weft threads 14 is also made smooth. The multi-filament threads of the warp threads 12 suppress the contact surface area with the unvulcanized rubber member 16 to a minimum. Accordingly the surface of the unvulcanized rubber member is made smoother overall than when a liner formed from a conventional plain fabric is employed. This results in excellent release properties while excellent tackiness of the unvulcanized rubber member can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventor: Shogo Takedomi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7998591
    Abstract: A tape yarn, woven fabric or carpet backing produced from a polymeric film material formed from an impact copolymer and having increased toughness relative to films that are monoaxially-oriented at conventional temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. English, Jeffrey W. Adams
  • Publication number: 20110196328
    Abstract: There is described a new non-woven fabric produced with the electrospinning technique, and the use thereof as new biomaterial for the biomedical and surgical field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Davide Bellini, Lanfranco Callegaro, Marie Astier, Fabio Giusti
  • Publication number: 20110171866
    Abstract: A fire resistant coating system comprises an adhesive substrate coating material, a support structure including curvilinear fibers having randomly oriented loops and curls to provide reinforcement for a fire resistant coating, and a fire resistant coating. A method for installing such a material includes an adhesive application step, a support structure application step, and a coating application step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Craig Scott