Including Strand Which Is Of Specific Structural Definition Patents (Class 442/189)
  • Patent number: 6855650
    Abstract: A durable erosion control blanket featuring a novel synthetic fiber filler is disclosed. The erosion control blanket of the present invention addresses the need for a particularly resilient erosion control blanket through the use of a post-consumer, crimped, polyester fiber filler material. In one embodiment, the post-consumer fiber material is of polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) readily available in post-consumer form from the recycling of soda bottles. In short, a preferred filler material for the blanket of the present invention would utilize recycled soda bottle material which has been converted into a crimped, highly-resilient fibrous filler. It is, thus, possible to achieve the desired physical and mechanical properties in the erosion control blanket of the present invention while conserving natural resources to some extent by using a readily available post-consumer polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: American Excelsior Company
    Inventor: Gerald Davis Bohannon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6845791
    Abstract: A composite prepreg material (10) with improved resistance to core crush and porosity incorporates a plurality of different fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. Preferably, the fibers are interwoven in a warp (14) and fill (18) perpendicular orientation pattern. The varying cross-sectional configurations of the different fiber forms causes the fiber forms to have different levels of spreadability and frictional resistance to movement of the fiber. The present invention overcomes the susceptibility to many defects (specifically core crush and porosity) associated with composite material of a single fiber form having a set cross-sectional configuration, by incorporating multiple fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. This multi-fiber form incorporation allows the strengths of one fiber form's properties to help compensate for the weaknesses of another fiber form's properties, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Schneider, Terence L. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20040266296
    Abstract: The invention relates to wear level indicating filaments and the fabrics made thereof. Disclosed are filaments with multiple layers surrounding a core yarn, where the core and layers are distinguishable from one another so as to indicate fabric wear. Also disclosed are conductive monofilaments used to detect fabric wear, multilayer filaments used to create a guideline on a fabric, and a conductive monofilament that also has a contrasting color used to form a fabric guideline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Per Martinsson, Jerry O'Connor, Anders Nilsson, David Dunn, Jan Bodbacka
  • Publication number: 20040258909
    Abstract: High strength polyethylene yarns useful in ballistic-resistant, cut-resistant and other applications, fabrics produced from these yarns and the methods by which the yarns and fabrics are made. An untwisted yarn of the invention comprises a plurality of filaments in essentially parallel array and from about 0.5 to 5 weight percent of a water-dispersible binder material covering less than half the surfaces of the filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Y-T. Tam, Chok B. Tan, Alfred L. Cutrone
  • Publication number: 20040242098
    Abstract: A vehicle air bag for use with an on-board inflator mechanism. The air bag is formed from a base fabric that has been dipped in an aqueous solution. As a result, a finish is applied to the base fabric to achieve a desired low permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Claire B. Bass
  • Publication number: 20040242101
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-filament yarn formed at least in part from filaments having cross-sectional zig-zag or double “W” shape with a 180 degree axis of symmetry. The filaments have a denier per filament generally in the range of about 0.1 to about 4.0. Fabrics made from yarns formed with the filaments have high moisture wicking, soft hand, and a silk-like lustrous appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Richard T. Shoemaker
  • Publication number: 20040235381
    Abstract: An electro-magnetic wave shield cover having an array of first yarn members (10) formed by bundling 48 ends of polyester fibers around which a tin-plated copper metallic foil (12) is wound. The second yarn member (20) is formed by bundling 96 ends of polyester fibers. Doubled-yarn groups (10A, 10B, 10C, 10D) of the first yarn members running in the first direction from upper right to lower left and doubled-yarn groups (20A, 20B, 20C, 20D) of the second yarn members (20) running in the first direction, and doubled-yarn groups (10a, 11b, 11c, 11d) of the first yarn members running in the second direction from upper left to lower right and doubled-yarn groups (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d) of the second yarn members running in the first direction are arranged so that the interlacing is made in such a manner that if the doubled-yarn group running in the one direction is twice disposed beneath the doubled-yarn groups running in the other direction, then it is twice disposed above the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Atsuo Iwasaki, Toshikazu Numaguchi, Yoshihiko Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20040203306
    Abstract: A flexible wipe, comprising at least one conformable woven or non-woven layer and at least one adhered nanofiber layer, can be used to remove a variety of particulate soils from planar, curved or complex surfaces that are contaminated by small particulate soil. The nanofiber layer is configured onto the flexible non-woven in a fashion such that particulate of a broad particle size range is trapped or incorporated by the nanofiber layer and efficiently removed from the contaminated surface. The nanofiber layer comprises a web of spun fibers that can incorporate and trap soil particles for efficient soil removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy H. Grafe, Kristine M. Graham
  • Publication number: 20040198117
    Abstract: Electrostatic dissipating fabrics incorporating spun yarns which include conductive staple fiber constituents incorporated within the spun yarns, and a grid of electrically conductive filament yarns. The fabrics may be of either a woven or knit construction. The conductive fiber constituents are dispersed at an effective concentration to establish a network of charge carrying junctions within and between the individual yarns and between the conductive filament yarns. The large number of junctions between the yarns facilitates the dissipation of static electricity between regions of a garment formed by the yarns. In particular, the fabric retains a high degree of conductivity across seams within the garment even after multiple washings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Samuel M. Caudell
  • Patent number: 6790796
    Abstract: An industrial fabric used in the form of an endless fabric belt to form and convey a nonwoven fiber web during the manufacture of a nonwoven fabric has a web-supporting surface which includes rough-surface yarns which inhibit movement, namely, slippage, of the nonwoven fiber web relative to the web-supporting surface. Preferably, the rough-surface yarns make long floats in one or both directions, that is, lengthwise and/or crosswise, on the web-supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Scott Sheldon Smith, Paul Allen Zimmerman, Mark Joseph Levine
  • Publication number: 20040175542
    Abstract: A fabric having worsted yarn fabric-like hand and appearance and a satisfactory stretchability, is obtained by melt-spinning two types of polyesters, different in intrinsic viscosity from each other, to produce a conjugate multifilament yarn; winding-up the yarn at a speed of 1,000 to 4,500 m/min; unwinding the wound yarn; unevenly drawing the yarn at a draw ratio lower than a natural draw ratio thereof to produce a thick-and-thin yarn; forming a fabric from the yarn; and applying a mass reduction treatment with an alkali to the fabric with a mass reduction of 3 to 30 mass %, to cause a plurality of cracks extending in a direction crossing the filament axis to be formed on the peripheries of individual filaments of the yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Miyasaka
  • Publication number: 20040151871
    Abstract: A paper machine clothing, especially a press felt (1), includes a support (2) which has at least one layer of a thread lap (3, 4, 5, 13) and which is embedded in a fiber matrix. Lap threads (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 38, 43, 44, 45) run parallel to one another. The lap threads (10, 14, 17) are provided with outwardly projecting fibers (12, 16, 19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Dieter Telgmann
  • Publication number: 20040127127
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fabric comprises a plurality of functional monofilaments shaped to provide anchoring of a coating applied to the fabric and exhibits improved resistance to peeling away of the coating from the fabric. The second embodiment is a fabric comprised of a plurality of bicomponent monofilaments having a first component with at least one receptacle containing a second component, and the fabric exhibiting improved gripping compared to fabric constructed of conventional monofilaments. Methods for making the monofilaments and fabrics are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Dana Eagles
  • Publication number: 20040121684
    Abstract: A woven fabric structure for outdoor furniture use is provided. The woven fabric structure is a blended fabric containing a coated multifilament yarn and an elastomeric yarn that is resistant to water, ultraviolet, heat degradation or other significant outdoor exposure. The elastomeric yarn is provided in the fill direction and the coated multifilament yarn is provided in the warp direction. Additionally, the coated multifilament yarn can be combined with a yarn such as spun acrylic, polyester, nylon yarn, texturized filament yarns; or other uncoated filament yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: PHIFER WIRE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Haun, Reese Brooks
  • Patent number: 6752840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a denim-like clothing mainly including a woven or knitted fabric and having a whitening index of less than or equal to Class 4, which woven or knitted fabric includes ultrafine fibers or fibers capable of forming ultrafine fibers on its surface, and the whitening index is expressed in grey scale for assessing change in color specified in Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). In preferred embodiments, the denim-like clothing has, for example, the following characteristics: (a) The denim-like clothing has a roughness index of equal to or more than 3 micrometers as determined using a measuring machine, KES-FB4; (b) the ultrafine fibers or the fibers capable of forming ultrafine fibers are ultrafine fibers having a fineness of less than or equal to 0.6 dtex or fibers capable of forming ultrafine fibers having a fineness of less than or equal to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Onishi, Keiji Okamoto, Yoshinobu Hirano
  • Publication number: 20040116019
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an industrial nonwoven compound fabric comprising one or more layers of nano-denier continuous filaments and at least one layer of a strong and durable substrate, wherein said nonwoven compound fabric has an improved barrier performance as measured by the hydrostatic head to barrier layer basis weight ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Jerry Zucker, Nick Carter, Jennifer Mayhorn
  • Patent number: 6734125
    Abstract: A woven textile fabric is disclosed which is formed of synthetic yarns of at least two different deniers to which a solid polymeric film is laminated. An adhesive polymeric coating is provided for adhering the solid polymeric film to the woven textile fabric. The combination of yarns of different deniers provides a superior adhesion surface for the polymeric film. The yarns and the polymeric coating are preselected respectively in deniers and thicknesses so as to render the fabric substantially impermeable to fluid under pressure, while maintaining superb packageability and anti-blocking properties for use in vehicle occupant restraint systems. An air bag incorporating the woven textile fabric of the invention and having two outer surfaces and pre-configured air holding cavities woven therein to which a solid polymeric film is bonded for receiving and containing fluid under pressure for use in a vehicle air restraint system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Bradford Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel J. Veiga
  • Patent number: 6720277
    Abstract: A protective fabric of high penetration resistance is formed from a plurality of layered, densely woven base fabrics, each formed by tightly weaving multifilament yarns to obtain a warp yarn “density” or “cover” in excess of 100% at the center of the fill yarn, and a fill yarn density or cover preferably also in excess of 75%. The yarns themselves preferably comprise a high modulus, high breaking strength yarn of materials such as Kevlar, Spectra, or Vectran. The resultant layered fabric offers especially high penetration resistance to weapons such as ice picks and the like. Additional resistance to penetration by sharp knives is provided by interruptedly coating the base fabric with an epoxy in such a manner as to inhibit penetration while providing drapability and breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Warwick Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Publication number: 20040063368
    Abstract: We are submitting an application for a patent for a computer mouse pad that utilizes microfiber cloth as the surface material for the mouse pad. Microfiber is an advanced technology fiber, producing split wedge-shaped fibers of very fine denier, creating an expanded internal matrix that traps dirt more effectively and completely than any known fiber. Using microfiber cloth as the surface material for a mouse pad creates a major advance in the technology that attempts to eliminate dirt, dust and debris from entering the rollers inside inside the mouse via the trackball. The MicroTracker Mouse Pad thus solves one of the major problems associated with using computer mice with mechanical trackballs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Jerrold Arthur Greiff
  • Patent number: 6693052
    Abstract: A protective fabric includes a plurality of warp yarns interwoven with a plurality of fill yarns. The denier of each of the warp and fill yarns is less than 500. The yarns are made from at least one of liquid crystal polyesters, para-aramids, and high density polyethylenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Warwick Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Patent number: 6685220
    Abstract: An airbelt is provided that passes smoothly through an anchor and winds around a retractor. The airbelt includes a non-inflating section and a flat hollow-cylindrical inflating section. A bag is arranged only within the inflating section. An end of the bag as well as an end of the belt is connected to a tongue. The non-inflating section is inserted into a through-anchor and is connected to a retractor so as to enable to be wound up around and pulled out of the retractor. The belt is consecutively and integrally made by knitting or weaving all the parts extending from the non-inflating section toward the inflating section. A weft thread, which is lined up with a fusion thread such as a thread having a core-sheath structure, is inserted into the non-inflating section so as to be processed with heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyotaka Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 6675838
    Abstract: A method of making an ungrounded type flexible fabric container with a reduced energy of electrostatic discharge for use in a combustible environment is provided. A woven fabric is configured to form a flexible fabric container having sidewalls, a closed end and an open end. The woven fabric made as from a static dissipating fabric comprising fabric woven of non-conductive tapes, to which a plurality of conductive staple fibers are woven into or coated onto the fabric at a spacing of from 3 mm to 100 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignees: IPG Technologies, Inc., S lutia, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Arthurs, W. Keith Fisher
  • Patent number: 6660359
    Abstract: A fiber mat is configured such that the fibers 2 of an intermediate layer arranged between two adjacent layers touch the fibers of one of the layers at positions situated at a distance from the contact points with the fibers of the other layer. The positioning and the material of the fibers is designed to have a high elasticity with regard to pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: J. Ebersp├Ącher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Wirth, Peter Zacke, Siegfried Woerner
  • Publication number: 20030224155
    Abstract: A textile with dynamic, visual displays and a method for manufacturing such a textile are described. The textile is manufactured by weaving, embroidering, or otherwise integrating a series of conductive, resistive, and non-conductive fibers into the textile and printing a thermoresponsive colorant on or near the resistive fiber. The pattern and physical configuration of the materials composing the textile determine the visual properties of the textile. Electrical power is supplied to the resistive fiber(s) to change the visual properties of the textile. As the resistive fiber warms, the thermoresponsive colorant is warmed beyond a thermal threshold necessary to effect a color change in the thermoresponsive colorant, thereby creating an electronically controllable, visually dynamic textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Applicant: International Fashion Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret A. Orth, Joanna M. Berzowska
  • Publication number: 20030194938
    Abstract: The inventive method provides highly desirable hand to various different types of fabrics through the initial immobilization of individual fibers within target fabrics and subsequent treatment through abrasion, sanding, or napping of at least a portion of the target fabric. Such a procedure includes “nicking” the immobilized fibers thereby permitting the fibers to produce a substantially balanced strength of the target fabric in the fill and warp directions while also providing the same degree of hand improvements as obtained with previous methods. Furthermore, this process also provides the unexpected improvement of non-pilling to synthetic fibers as the “nicking” of the immobilized fibers results in the lack of unraveling of fibers and thus the near impossibility of such fibers balling together to form unwanted pills on the fabric surface. Fabrics treated by this process are also contemplated within this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Scott W. Efird, Louis Dischler
  • Patent number: 6632754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an unbalanced twill weave fabric having fill yarns at least about three times larger than the warp yarns. Such a fabric thus has increased strength provided by the fill direction. The present invention further relates to an airbag restraint device for vehicles, where the airbag is constructed of the unbalanced twill weave fabric and has the fill yarns oriented substantially parallel to the longest direction of the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Otis Bryce Rose, III, Ronald J. Small, Wilford Allen Leonard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6632753
    Abstract: An air bag of the type utilized in a vehicle occupant restraint system has at least one panel of coated air bag fabric comprising a base fabric coated with a urethane coating material. The base fabric is woven in warp and fill directions from synthetic multifilament yarns. In at least one of the weave directions, the yarns comprise first yarns of a first yarn size and second yarns of a second yarn size, with the second yarn size being a lesser yarn size than the first yarn size. The first yarns and the second yarns are in predetermined positions in the base fabric to produce a crest and trough pattern on a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alonzo W. Beasley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030186606
    Abstract: Window coverings are formed of woven fabrics of acrylic yarns to provide minimal degradation of the window covering due to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and to minimize damage to interior furnishings within a building at which the window coverings are applied. The window coverings are preferably formed of panels of pigmented acrylic yarn having a yarn number of about 24, 2 ply and a weave density of about 29 ends per inch of warp threads and 24 picks per inch of weft threads with about 0.063 inch square openings between the thread rows. UV blocking for A and B wavelength ranges may be on the order of 69 to 78 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Ann M. Sutherland, David F. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 6615572
    Abstract: There are provided fabrics excellent in electrical conductane and antistatic property as well as dust proof clothes using the same. Conductive yarn comprising synthetic filament yarn as the core covered with conductive bicomponent fibers is used as conductive yarn used in the warps and/or wefts at intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Seiren Co. LTD
    Inventors: Susumu Takagi, Yutaka Matsui
  • Patent number: 6562741
    Abstract: A firefighter garment including melamine high-heat and flame resistant fibers that have been stock dyed to obtain a desired shade or color. The stock dyed fiber is preferably blended with another fiber and the blend spun, by ring or core spinning, into a yarn for use in a protective fabric. Fabric produced by employing a blend of stock dyed melamine fibers and other high temperature fibers offers numerous cost and performance advantages. The elimination of the damage associated with the piece dyeing process allows the fabric to increase its strength and tear characteristics without affecting its thermal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Norfab Corporation
    Inventor: Harish N. Lilani
  • Patent number: 6548430
    Abstract: A protective fabric includes a plurality of warp yarns interwoven with a plurality of fill yarns. The denier of each of the warp and fill yarns is less than 500. The yarns are made from at least one of liquid crystal polyesters, para-aramids, and high density polyethylenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Warwick Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Publication number: 20030068948
    Abstract: An industrial fabric used in the form of an endless fabric belt to form and convey a nonwoven fiber web during the manufacture of a nonwoven fabric has a web-supporting surface which includes rough-surface yarns which inhibit movement, namely, slippage, of the nonwoven fiber web relative to the web-supporting surface. Preferably, the rough-surface yarns make long floats in one or both directions, that is, lengthwise and/or crosswise, on the web-supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Scott Sheldon Smith, Paul Allen Zimmerman, Mark Joseph Levine
  • Publication number: 20030064646
    Abstract: A space-dyed yarn and textile construction formed therefrom is provided. The space-dyed yarn includes a multiplicity of discrete color segments arranged along the length of the yarn. The color segments are of finite lengths which may be in the range of less than about 2 inches. The yarns may have linear densities under about 500 denier. A process and apparatus for production of the space-dyed yarns are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Robert S. Brown, William Martin Pascoe
  • Publication number: 20030044601
    Abstract: A deformable, shrinkable fiber that is dimensionally stable at normal body temperatures of approximately 37° C. in the dry state, but is dimensionally unstable (i.e. shrinks and distorts) when wet at the same temperature. The fiber comprises a fiber forming polymer that has a dry glass transition temperature (“dry Tg”) of greater than or equal to 42° C. and a wet glass transition temperature (“wet Tg”) of less than or equal to 32° C. A method of making said fiber and absorbent article(s) made therefrom are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Clemson University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Bobby Mal Phillips
  • Patent number: 6523578
    Abstract: A composite prepreg material (10) with improved resistance to core crush and porosity incorporates a plurality of different fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. Preferably, the fibers are interwoven in a warp (14) and fill (18) perpendicular orientation pattern. The varying cross-sectional configurations of the different fiber forms causes the fiber forms to have different levels of spreadability and frictional resistance to movement of the fiber. The present invention overcomes the susceptibility to many defects (specifically core crush and porosity) associated with composite material of a single fiber form having a set cross-sectional configuration, by incorporating multiple fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. This multi-fiber form incorporation allows the strengths of one fiber form's properties to help compensate for the weaknesses of another fiber form's properties, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Schneider, Terence L. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20030036325
    Abstract: A composite prepreg material (10) with improved resistance to core crush and porosity incorporates a plurality of different fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. Preferably, the fibers are interwoven in a warp (14) and fill (18) perpendicular orientation pattern. The varying cross-sectional configurations of the different fiber forms causes the fiber forms to have different levels of spreadability and frictional resistance to movement of the fiber. The present invention overcomes the susceptibility to many defects (specifically core crush and porosity) associated with composite material of a single fiber form having a set cross-sectional configuration, by incorporating multiple fiber forms having varying cross-sectional configurations. This multi-fiber form incorporation allows the strengths of one fiber form's properties to help compensate for the weaknesses of another fiber form's properties, and vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Terry L. Schneider, Terence L. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20030008582
    Abstract: A base fabric for non-coated air bags, in which both the warp and the weft or either of them comprise synthetic fiber multifilaments of flattened cross-section monofilaments having a degree of flatness of from 1.5 to 8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Tomotaka Koketsu, Isoo Saito, Tomomichi Fujiyama, Taiichi Okada
  • Patent number: 6500776
    Abstract: A blanket substrate comprising spun yarn of polyvinyl alcohol based fibers, in which the fibers have primary ridged streaks which are formed on their surfaces in the direction of the fiber axis with finer secondary ridged steaks formed in the primary ridged streaks, the fibers having a cross-section circularity of at least 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Hamada, Nobuyoshi Takai, Kunihiro Shiraki, Tomokazu Ise
  • Patent number: 6475935
    Abstract: The present invention provides a regenerator which has uniform performance and extremely high productivity and can keep performance and reliability as a regenerator, as well as a regenerative material used in the regenerator, in order to solve technical problems in mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignees: Irie Kouken Co., LTD, ECTI
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ishizaki, Yuzo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 6458725
    Abstract: An airbag base fabric is formed of thermoplastic synthetic filament yarns, wherein the yarn strength of the filament yarn is 7.0 g/denier or more and the fineness of the filament yarn is 200-250 denier. The fabric is thin and lightweight, which is thus excellent in accommodation, and is effective in reducing the size and weight of an airbag module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Masuda, Akira Kokeguchi, Ryosuke Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6432850
    Abstract: There are provided fabrics excellent in electrical conductane and antistatic property as well as dust proof clothes using the same. Conductive yarn comprising synthetic filament yarn as the core covered with conductive bicomponent fibers is used as conductive yarn used in the warps and/or wefts at intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Takagi, Yutaka Matsui
  • Publication number: 20020104576
    Abstract: A variety of embodiments of layered and laminated fabric systems, each, preferably, including a puncture-resistant layer are disclosed. The puncture-resistant layer(s) of the layered systems can, in some embodiments, comprise or consist essentially of high tenacity fibers having a tensile breaking strength of at least about 10 g/Denier. The puncture-resistant layer(s) can be combined with one or more additional layers providing one or more desirable attributes of an article of apparel for use in, for example, rugged outerwear (e.g., dyeability, printability, soft hand, breatheability, abrasion resistance, etc.). The puncture-resistant layers can comprise fabrics or non fabrics and, when comprising a fabric, can comprise a woven or non-woven fabric (e.g., felts and knitted fabrics).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Patent number: 6425985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a press felt, according to which method a press felt is manufactured which has a good initial density by means a water soluble material, such as polymer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol (PVAL), applied to the texture of the press felt. Furthermore, the invention relates to a press felt comprising a body (2) and a crill layer (1) arranged thereto. Furthermore, the press felt comprises a portion of a water soluble material, such as water soluble polymer, arranged to dissolve from the texture after the initial density obtained by means of it is no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Tamfelt OYJ ABP
    Inventors: Satu Hagfors, Jukka Huhtiniemi
  • Publication number: 20020098758
    Abstract: A blanket substrate comprising spun yarn of polyvinyl alcohol based fibers, in which the fibers have primary ridged streaks which are formed on their surfaces in the direction of the fiber axis with finer secondary ridged steaks formed in the primary ridged streaks, the fibers having a cross-section circularity of at least 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: TOSHIHIRO HAMADA, NOBUYOSHI TAKAI, KUNIHIRO SHIRAKI, TOMOKAZU ISE
  • Publication number: 20020034905
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to dyed melamine fabrics and methods for dyeing melamine fabrics. In one arrangement, the fabrics comprise a plurality of melamine fibers, wherein the flame resistant fabric has been dyed through a beam dyeing process in which the fabric has not been mechanically agitated. In one arrangement, the methods comprise the steps of wrapping melamine fabric around a perforated beam of a beam dyeing machine such that several layers of fabric surround the beam, injecting dyebath into the beam so that it penetrates the fabric layers, and circulating the dyebath through the fabric layers until the fabric is dyed to a desired shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventor: Rembert J. Truesdale
  • Publication number: 20020019186
    Abstract: The inventive method provides highly desirable hand to various different types of fabrics through the initial immobilization of individual fibers within target fabrics and subsequent treatment through abrasion, sanding, or napping of at least a portion of the target fabric. Such a procedure includes “nicking” the immobilized fibers thereby permitting the fibers to produce a substantially balanced strength of the target fabric in the fill and warp directions while also providing the same degree of hand improvements as obtained with previous methods. Furthermore, this process also provides the unexpected improvement of non-pilling to synthetic fibers as the “nicking” of the immobilized fibers results in the lack of unraveling of fibers and thus the near impossibility of such fibers balling together to form unwanted pills on the fabric surface. Fabrics treated by this process are also contemplated within this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Louis Dischler, Jimmy B. Henson, Roger Milliken
  • Patent number: 6339032
    Abstract: A molded pad of asbestos-free material, for use e.g. in short-cycle and multi-platen presses for coating chipboard or other substrates with melamine, films or other materials, consisting of woven fabric made of heat-resistant yarn, esp. aromatic polyamide (aramid), opt. combined with other yarn materials and contg. 50-98 (pref. 71-92) wt. % metal fibers (w.r.t. total wt. of pad). The novelty is that a non-woven fabric (B) is uniformly bonded with adhesive (I) to the top and/or bottom side of the woven fabric (A). Also claimed is a similar pad for use in high-pressure laminating presses, with woven fabric (esp. of aramid) as above (A) contg. 0-70 (pref. 0-40) wt. % metal fibers and with non-woven fabric (B) evenly stuck on the top and/or bottom of layer (A) with adhesive (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Rheinische Filztuchfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Bruno Hennecken, Rolf Espe
  • Publication number: 20010039158
    Abstract: A decorative outdoor fabric including a woven structure formed of warp effect yarns and at least some of the fill yarns comprising self-coating yarns formed of high melt and low melt yarn constituents. When the fabric is tentered, the low melt constituents melt and cross-flow to the other fibers in the fill and warp yarns. Both the warp yarns have deniers in the range of 50-4000 and the fill yarns have deniers in the range of 150-4000. Because of the cross-flow of the low melt constituents, the resulting fabric achieves acceptable abrasion resistance, stability, and load recovery and hand without the need for a latex backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: David N. Swers, Johnny E. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20010034171
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a press pad made of asbestos-free material, e.g., for use in short-cycle and multiplaten presses for coating chip boards or other material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventors: BRUNO HENNECKEN, ROLF ESPE
  • Publication number: 20010029140
    Abstract: A seat belt webbing in which elongation at initial yield point is 6% or less, tenacity at 8% elongation is 1.5 to 7 kN, tenacity at break is 15 kN or more, elongation under load of 11.1 kN is 10 to 40% and an energy absorption work amount is 600 J/m or more, and a passenger-holding device comprising the seat belt webbing and a seat belt retractor portion having a lock mechanism for stopping rotation of a take-up shaft in response to acceleration or abrupt unwinding of a webbing exhibits high energy absorption performance at low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Applicant: Toray Industires, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Okumura, Katsunori Nii, Akio Tahara