Strand Material Formed Of Individual Filaments Having Different Chemical Compositions Patents (Class 442/197)
  • Patent number: 9732448
    Abstract: A seamless filling woven tape unit, a yarn tank transportation equipment and the filling process thereof. The woven tape unit utilizes a woven tape and a filler arranged in the woven tape, wherein the woven tape utilizes several woven tape units formed by integrated weaving, the woven tape unit utilizes a hollow woven tape and a solid woven tape formed by integrally weaving the two ends of the hollow tape, and a cavity of the hollow woven tape is uniformly filled with a flexible filler injected through fiber injection equipment. The flexible filler is injected into the woven tapes by fiber injection equipment so elasticity of the woven tape is guaranteed. Since the flexible filler is directly injected into the cavity of the hollow woven tape through a pin-shaped thin pipe arranged on the fiber injection equipment, the woven tapes do not need to be sewn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: POLYUNION TEXTILE (SHENZHEN) FACTORY
    Inventor: Lu Liu
  • Patent number: 9040133
    Abstract: An article composed of a polymeric material, especially a material having elastic properties, which has been provided with an embedded reinforcement made wholly or partly of a textile material. In a first reinforcement variant, the textile material is polyoxadiazole (POD), a POD derivative or a POD copolymer, or, in a second reinforcement variant, the textile material is a combination of POD, a POD derivative or a POD copolymer, and at least one further textile material, or, in a third reinforcement variant, the textile material comprises a material combination of POD, a POD derivative or a POD copolymer and at least one further material which is not part of any textile group. The article is particularly a hose and more particularly a charge-air hose having an inner layer and an outer layer of a polymeric material and an embedded reinforcement, for example in the form of a POD knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ContiTech Schlauch GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Schubert, Ulrich Brettschneider
  • Patent number: 8883305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thermoset resin fiber components, composite materials including thermoset resin fiber components, composite articles manufactured using such composite materials and methodologies for manufacturing same. The thermoset resin fiber components may include a single fiber of thermoset resin or a plurality of fibers commingled together. The properties and characteristics of the thermoset resin used are chosen according to the material to be produced therefrom. The thermoset fiber components may be woven into reinforcement fibers to form prepregs. Thermoplastic fibers may be commingled and co-woven with the thermoset fiber components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Umeco Structual Materials (Derby) Limited
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Steele, Andrew Gibbs, Amy Grace Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8808845
    Abstract: The cleansing polyester fabric of the present invention (AAA). The cleansing fabric of the present invention is useful as a makeup cleansing fabric or as a wiping fabric for precision products and optical devices since it exhibits excellent cleansing performance, is soft to the touch and does not damage the surface of a products to be cleansed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang-Soo Park, Heung-Ryul Oh, Dong-Eun Lee
  • Publication number: 20140179189
    Abstract: A nylon composite fiber and a nylon fabric thereof are provided. This nylon composite fiber is a dual-component fiber, and contains a long chain polyamide and a polyether modified polyamide polyamide. One monomer of the long chain polyamide contains a long aliphatic chain. One monomer of the polyether modified polyamide contains a polyether chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Chen, Wei-Peng Lin, Ta-Yo Chen, Hsiao-Wen Cheng, Ta Ko, Ta-Chung 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8394731
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printed wiring board which attains aims of printed wiring boards required for realizing high-speed, high-frequency semiconductor devices, namely a printed wiring board having low dielectric constant, low dielectric loss tangent and low linear expansion coefficient. Also disclosed is a composite woven fabric suitably used as a base material for such a printed wiring board. Specifically disclosed is a composite woven fabric containing quartz glass fibers and polyolefin fibers, in which the ratio of the quartz glass fibers to the composite woven fabric is set at 10 vol % or more and 90 vol % or less. It is preferred that the quartz glass fibers each have a filament diameter of 3 ?m or more and 16 ?m or less, and the composite woven fabric has a thickness of 200 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Quartz Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Akira Fujinoki, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Tsukasa Sakaguchi
  • 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
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    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
  • Patent number: 8207071
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a vehicular upholstery PPT-fiber fabric that is formed from a double woven fabric in which a face weaving textile design has a number of intersections, called warp up intersections where a warp yarn passes over a weft yarn, and these are more than the number of intersections, called weft up intersection, where a weft yarn passes over a warp yarn. The warp yarn is formed by twisting an intermingled yarn composed of a PPT-multi-filament yarn and a high heat shrinkable PET-multifilament yarn whose shrinkage percentage in boiling water is more than 15%. An intermingle ratio of the PPT-multifilament yarn of the warp yarn is more than the intermingle ratio of the PET-multifilament yarn of the warp yarn. In the warp yarn, the PET-multifilament yarn is shrunk by heating, so that the substantial length of the PET-multifilament yarn becomes shorter than the substantial length of the PPT-multifilament yarn. The weft yarn is composed of PPT-multifilament yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., TB Kawashima Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Susa, Hidehito Fukumoto, Takeko Tamura, Kazuhiro Honma
  • Publication number: 20120034835
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a textile fabric. This fabric is particularly well suited for use as the outer shell fabric of a firefighter's garment. The fabric is a woven or knitted fabric of spun yarns and multi-filament yarns. The spun yarn includes a first staple being a polymer selected from the group consisting of aramid, PBI or PBO or melamine formaldehyde, and a second staple being an aramid polymer. The multi-filament yarn includes an aramid filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8021994
    Abstract: A textile fabric is presented comprising at least a first and a second twisted thread, the first and the second twisted threads containing at least one cut resistant yarn as one component, and the second twisted thread containing a non-cut resistant yarn as a further component, and the non-cut resistant yarn of the second twisted thread consisting of elastomeric fibers. Further, protective clothing is presented, which contains the textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid GmbH
    Inventor: Regine Maria Zumloh
  • Publication number: 20110177738
    Abstract: Disclosed is the preparation of improved high strength nylon staple fibers having a denier per filament of 1.0 to 3.0, a tenacity T at break of at least about 6.0, and a load-bearing capacity, T7, of greater than 3.2. Such nylon staple fibers are produced by preparing tows of relatively uniformly spun and quenched nylon filaments, drawing and annealing such tows via a two-stage drawing and annealing operation using relatively high draw ratios and then cutting or otherwise converting the drawn and annealed tows into the desired high strength nylon staple fibers. The nylon staple fibers so prepared can be blended with other fibers such as cotton staple fibers to produce nylon/cotton (NYCO) yarns which are also of desirably high strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Douglas A. Bloom
  • Patent number: 7892989
    Abstract: A woven panel is formed from a plurality of elongated yarns, with and without a center core. The core yarns provide mechanical strength for the woven material in supporting the coreless yarns when used in load bearing articles such as the seat or back portions of an article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Casual Living Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Schwartz, Coley Chris Mathis
  • Publication number: 20100330351
    Abstract: The invention relates to yarns and fabrics containing nylon staple fiber and high-tenacity man-made cellulosic staple fiber, and garments made therefrom, and has particular reference to fabrics having a high resistance to wear whilst retaining a high comfort level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Lenzing AG
    Inventors: Marina Crnoja-Cosic, James Martin Taylor
  • Patent number: 7842628
    Abstract: A woven or knitted fabric, formed from two types of yarns different in self-elongating property upon absorbing water and capable of facilitating the air-permeability when wetted with water, is constituted so that a ratio A/B of a mean length A of yarns (1) having a high water-absorbing, self-elongating property to a mean length B of yarns (2) arranged in the same direction as that of the yarn (1) and having a lower water-absorbing, self-elongating property than that of the yarn (1) is adjusted to 0.9 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Teijin Fibers Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasui, Seiji Mizohata, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kengo Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20100291823
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-tenacity cellulosic regenerated fiber with an individual fiber titer of between 0.6 and 0.9 dtex and yarns and planar textile structures which contain regenerated fibers of this kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Lenzing AG
    Inventors: Johann Leitner, Gert Kroner, Egon Dünser, Karin Kämpf, Harald Schobesberger, Ronald Möslinger
  • Publication number: 20100285285
    Abstract: A fiber blend for yarns and fabrics for use in military, fire-fighting, industrial work wear, and first responder protective clothing to provide multifunctional protection to the wearer, the fiber blend including an aramid fiber blend, wool fibers, and electrostatic dissipative fibers, wherein the aramid fiber blend includes meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers and electrostatic dissipative fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter
  • Patent number: 7638192
    Abstract: Mattress and home furnishing items are made open flame resistant by a fire barrier fabric that includes chlorine-free rayon fiber. The fire barrier fabric at least partially encloses the core of the open flame resistant mattress or home furnishing item. When tested in accordance with the flame resistance test protocols of NFPA 267 or ASTM E 1590, the mattress has a maximum heat release rate of less than 250 kW and a total energy release of less than 40 MJ in the first five minutes of the test. The home furnishing items may be tested under test protocols such as California Technical Bulletin #604 or #117. TEQ of the products of the combustion of chlorine-free fibers, yarns and fabrics is less than or equal to 2 nanograms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Kickballs Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison Robert Murphy, Juraj Michal Daniel Slavik, II
  • Patent number: 7579291
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Dana Eagles
  • Patent number: 7467420
    Abstract: A kit for application of self-tanning preparations includes a self-tanning composition and an application glove for applying the composition to the skin which is constructed from fabric including microfibers of 1 denier or less. The inner surface of the glove has a liner of an impermeable flexible material adhered thereto. The microfiber fabric can be knit or woven, and can be cellulosic fiber, polyester or other synthetic fiber, or a combination of mechanical or intimate blends. In a preferred embodiment, the microfiber fabric is 85% polyester and 15% spandex, with the technical front including polyester microfiber yarn of 1 denier or less. The technical front of the fabric forms the application surface of the glove. The kit can include a cleansing/exfoliating composition, at least one disposable plastic glove for handling the application glove after use, a disposable tray for receiving the glove after use and a moisturizing preparation for the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventors: Laura Ponce, Peter Weiss
  • Patent number: 7455752
    Abstract: A papermaker's fabric formed by arranging a number of layers in a predetermined manner, wherein at least one layer comprises a material which is woven, knitted or braided and has a first melting point temperature and wherein each of the remaining layers has a melting point temperature which is higher than said first melting point temperature; and heating said number of layers to a temperature at least equal to said first melting point temperature and less than said melting point temperature of each of the remaining layers such that said at least one layer melts without melting the remaining layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 7365031
    Abstract: A fabric including within its construction a first elongated electrical conductor crossed by a second elongated electrical conductor, the conductors being normally biased apart at a crossover point of said fibres with an air gap between them, whereby application of pressure in a direction substantially normal to a plane of the fabric causes the conductors to make contact. The fabric may be woven, knitted, non-woven or plaited. The fabric can be used as a pressure sensor, switch or other sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thomson
  • Patent number: 7351671
    Abstract: A fabric is provided that has high degree of flame resistance in the case of a union fabric consisting of a halogen-containing flame resistant fiber including antimony compounds, and a cellulosic fiber, and the fabric is classified into class M1 of NF P 92-503 combustion test in France. A flame resistant union fabric obtained by co-weaving: (A) a fiber yarn 30% to 70% that has, as a principal component, a halogen-containing flame resistant fiber including an antimony compound 25 parts to 50 parts in an acrylic based copolymer 100 parts consisting of acrylonitrile 30% to 70% by weight, a halogen containing vinyl based monomer 30% to 70%, and a vinyl based monomer copolymerizable therewith 0% to 10%; and (B) a compound yarn 70% to 30% consisting of a cellulosic fiber (b-1) and a fiber melting at temperatures of 200 degrees C. to 400 degrees C. (b-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Adachi, Takaharu Matsumoto, Masanobu Tamura
  • Patent number: 7318796
    Abstract: A two-layer drum cover and a method of producing the same are provided. The two-layer drum cover includes a backing wire constructed of a relatively high grade metal alloy in the warp direction and alternating relatively low grade metal alloys in the shute direction. The two-layer drum cover also includes a face wire constructed of a relatively high grade metal alloy in the warp direction and alternating relatively low grade metal alloys in the shute direction. All the metal alloys used in the face wire have a higher grade than the metal alloys used in the backing wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Mark J. Levine, Thomas L. Israel, Gregory D. Zilker
  • Patent number: 7312166
    Abstract: The invention concerns a textile surface having at least a high-visibility face. It is obtained from yarns or fibres of at least three types, of blanketing yarns or fibres, heat-stable yarns or fibres and high-visibility yarns or fibres. The surfaces provide excellent protection against fire and flames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Kermel
    Inventor: Laurent Thiriot
  • Patent number: 7309667
    Abstract: A fabric includes mutually transverse thread systems, with at least one of the thread systems including a differential shrinkage yarn C. The shrinkage yarn C has at least one effect component A that irreversibly elongates itself upon heat treatment, and at least one shrinkage component B that shortens itself upon heat treatment. The components A and B are bound together by nodes, wherein the number (y) of nodes per meter in the yarn C is predetermined as a function of the yarn count (x) of the transverse thread system so that the number (y) of nodes exceeds a minimum value and increases proportionally above the minimum value as a function of the yarn count (x).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Deutsche Institute fur Textilund Faserforschung Stuttgart
    Inventors: Stefan Schindler, Helmut Weinsdörfer, Jürgen Wolfrum
  • Patent number: 7290381
    Abstract: An allergen-barrier fabric includes a tightly-constructed fabric substrate, woven from 0 to 45% continuous synthetic filament yarns and 55 to 100% natural or synthetic spun yarns. The fabric substrate is finished to produce a fabric with a mean pore size of 4 to 10 microns, an air permeability of 0.5-25 cfm, a mean fabric flexibility of 0.5 to 6.5 grams (bending resistance), and a moisture vapor permeability in excess of 800 g/m2/24 hours. This fabric provides a barrier to mite-induced allergen particles. Various additional finishes can be included on the fabric. For example, an antimicrobial finish may be provided on the fabric to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against mold and mildew. As another alternative, a fluorochemical finish can be provided to extend fabric wearlife by providing protection against fluid stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group Inc.
    Inventors: John Martin Smith, III, Charles Woody Duckett
  • Patent number: 7288494
    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 (warp) 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 (warp), and doubled-yarn groups (10a, 10b, 10c, 10d) of the first yarn members running in the second direction (weft) from upper left to lower right and doubled-yarn groups (20a, 20b, 20c, 20d) of the second yarn members running in the second (weft) 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: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Atsuo Iwasaki, Toshikazu Numaguchi, Yoshihiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7241709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to penetration resistant life protection articles, including spike penetration resistant life protection articles, and preferably spike and ballistic projectile penetration resistant life protection articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: E. I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Minshon J. Chiou, Larry John Prickett
  • Patent number: 7135227
    Abstract: Provided is an electrically conductive elastic composite yarn having an elastic member that is surrounded by at least one conductive covering filament. The conductive covering filament has a length that is greater than the drafted length of the elastic member such that substantially all of an elongating stress imposed on the composite yarn is carried by the elastic member. The elastic composite yarn may further include an optional stress-bearing member surrounding the elastic member and the conductive covering filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Eleni Karayianni, Omero Consoli, George W Coulston, Klaus Joachim Regenstein
  • Patent number: 7119036
    Abstract: A fabric for flame resistance apparel with a limiting oxygen index greater than 21 employs a yarn of a co-mingled bundle of two different filaments of different shrinkage characteristics with the yarn having a random entangled loop structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Surinder M Maini
  • Patent number: 7087300
    Abstract: Fire retardant and heat resistant yarns, fabrics, and other fibrous blends incorporate one or more fire retardant and heat resistant strands comprising oxidized polyacrylonitrile and one or more strengthening filaments such as metallic filaments (e.g., stainless steel), high strength ceramic filaments, or high strength polymer filaments. Such yarns, fabrics, and other fibrous blends have a superior tensile strength, cut resistance, abrasion resistance, LOI, TPP and continuous operating temperature compared to conventional fire retardant fabrics. The yarns, fabrics, and other fibrous blends are also more soft, supple, breathable and moisture absorbent and are therefore more comfortable to wear, compared to conventional fire retardant fabrics. The inventive yarns may be woven, knitted or otherwise assembled into a desired fabric or other article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Chapman Thermal Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Hanyon, Michael R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 6908869
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Phifer Wire Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Haun, Reese Brooks
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6803332
    Abstract: A composite yarn formed of a core yarn and a cover yarn, wherein one of the core yarn and the cover yarn is a fluid-soluble strand and the other of the core yarn and cover yarn is a non-fluid-soluble strand. The composite yarn can be knitted into an intermediate fabric product. The soluble element is dissolved to leave a use fabric suitable for other processing, such as coating with materials such as latex, the non-fluid-soluble strand may be either a single strand or multi-filaments of steel wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory V. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6779330
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, cut-resistant composite yarn which has a core member including at least one cut-resistant strand, a cover member including at least one strand wrapped around and enclosing the core member, wherein at least one strand in either the core member or the cover member is treated with and incorporates an antimicrobial compound. The yarn can be used to fabricate cut-resistant garments, such as gloves, worn by meat cutters and others who work with knives, saws and other sharp implements. The antimicrobial effect reduces bacteria, mold and fungi growth on the garments between washings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Riley Andrews, Gregory V. Andrews, John D. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20040157520
    Abstract: A fabric material includes one or more non-fluorescent or non-illuminative fibers and one or more fluorescent or illuminative fibers engaged or woven or entangled or intermingled with each other, to solidly engage the fluorescent fibers in the non-fluorescent fibers, and to prevent the fluorescent fibers from being disengaged from the non-fluorescent fibers. The fluorescent fibers may reflect the lights, or may absorb the lights in the day time, and to generate fluorescence or illuminative lights in the night or in the dark environment, and thus for allowing the users to be seen in the dark environment, to prevent accidents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Chin Chuan Huang, Chi Yuan Chang, Poen Chen
  • Patent number: 6759127
    Abstract: A textile article having flame resistant properties includes a plurality of inherently flame resistant polyester fibers formed into a fabric, and a finish on the fabric including a cyclic phosphonate flame retardant. The finish imparts a property selected from the group consisting of: a molecularly bound antimicrobial agent which is an organosilane, a fluorochemical soil and fluid repellant, and the finished textile article has a flame resistance that passes the standard method NFPA 701-1996 edition testing protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Smith, III, Bradley B. Coston, Charles W. Duckett
  • Publication number: 20040001978
    Abstract: This invention is related to a protective fabric resistant to molten metals, comprising 10 to 40 percent by weight meta-aramid fiber, 30 to 50 percent by weight wool fiber, and at least 20 percent by weight flame-retardant viscose fiber. Such fabrics typically have a total weight in the range of 200 to 450 grams per square meter and preferably have a total weight in the range of 200 to 260 grams per square meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: Yves Bader, Hamid M. Ghorashi, Genevieve M. Laverty
  • Publication number: 20030228821
    Abstract: A woven fabric useful in protective apparel made from yarn components comprising a body fabric yarn component and a cut resistant ripstop yarn component having at least 50% greater tensile strength than the body fabric yarn component and comprising a yarn having a synthetic staple-fiber sheath and inorganic core, the body fabric yarn component and the cut resistant ripstop yarn component both being comprised of at least one yarn and each yarn component distinguished from the adjacent yarn component by interweaving orthogonal yarn components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Reiyao Zhu, Richard H. Young
  • Patent number: 6638883
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbon-matrix composites, such as carbon—carbon composites, and a method for forming them by forming a fabric of fusible and infusible fibers which can be processed and carbonized to form a composite. The methods disclosed herein permit preparation of composites which are particularly thin, uniform, and highly pure. The invention also relates to preprocessed fabrics and precarbonized composites, such as those comprising carbon or oxidized polyacrylonitrile fibers and fusible polyacrylonitrile fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Ballard Material Products Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Gaffney, Raymond C. Loszewski
  • Publication number: 20030159768
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hybrid cabled cord comprising: at least two yarns having different properties and an unbalanced configuration wherein the hybrid cabled cord has improved tensile strength retention. In a preferred embodiment one of the two yarns comprises polyethylene terephthalate and the second of at least two yarns comprises polyethylene naphthalate and the coring level is between about 3% to about 15%. The present invention is also directed to a process for making a hybrid cabled cord comprising the steps of supplying at least two yarns having different properties to a direct cabler, and cabling the at least two yarns using the direct cabler to achieve a hybrid cabled cord having a coring level which is not zero. The present hybrid cabled cord may be used in tire cord for rubber reinforcement in passenger car tires, van tires, light truck tires, or motorcycle tires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Fritsch, Paul Rugraff, Jeffrey Allen Funderburk
  • Publication number: 20030077966
    Abstract: A tent fabric comprising a woven fabric made of yarns containing kenaf fibers in an amount of 10 wt. % or more. The tent fabric after use can easily be recycled and hence contributes to resource saving and environmental protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Torii, Hiroshi Toyoda, Kenji Tada, Haruyoshi Kinoshita
  • Publication number: 20030054719
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Takagi, Yutaka Matsui
  • Patent number: 6534175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a comfortable cut resistant fabric wherein metal fibers in the fabric are shielded from abrasive exposure by being wrapped with cut resistant staple fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Reiyao Zhu, Larry John Prickett
  • Publication number: 20020160157
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing tack cloth including weaving fibers into a textile fabric with a loom, impregnating the textile fabric with a resin, and cutting the resin impregnated textile fabric to create at least one serrated edge. The preferred type of serrations are triangular and the preferred resin is polybutene. The serrating of the resin impregnated tack cloth provides superior thread retention capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Applicant: Textus USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020160678
    Abstract: In a diaphragm for loud-speaker of the present invention, an increase in tensile strength is averagely attained as a whole, and the over all diaphragm is uniformly colored without showing any lattice pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Junichi Hayakawa, Takaharu Ichiryu
  • Patent number: 6403504
    Abstract: The instant invention involves a process used in preparing fibrous tows which may be formed into polymeric plastic composites. The process involves the steps of (a) forming a carbon fiber tow; (b) forming a thermoplastic polymeric fiber tow; (c) intermixing the two tows; and (d) withdrawing the intermixed tow for further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Cytec Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Paul E. McMahon, Tai-Shung Chung, Lincoln Ying