Including Inorganic Filament Patents (Class 442/198)
  • Patent number: 8986832
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical-modulation object, including birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns, whose island portions are grouped, based on two or more spinning cores, in a matrix. The optical-modulation object causes formation of an optical modulation interface between island portions and sea portions, thus maximizing optical modulation efficiency, as compared to conventional birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Woongjin Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Soo Kim, Deog Jae Jo, Jin Soo Kim, Do Hyun Kim, In Young Yang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140220845
    Abstract: A multilayer woven textile with improved performance characteristics is disclosed. The multilayer woven textile may include a spun yarn having conductive staple fibers and non-conductive staple fibers. The spun yarn may be woven in a multilayer weave pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Douglas Elder
  • Patent number: 8541322
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods of functionalizing carbon nanotubes (CNTs), particularly single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), with organosilane species, wherein such functionalization enables fabrication of advanced polymer composites. The present invention is also directed toward the functionalized CNTs, advanced CNT-polymer composites made with such functionalized CNTs, and methods of making such advanced CNT-polymer composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: William Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Enrique V. Barrera, Jiang Zhu, Lei Zhang, Valery N. Khabashesku, Jong Dae Kim, Mary Lou Margrave
  • 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: 20110300366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a yarn providing a fabric manufactured thereof with good resistance against cutting as well as thermoregulation properties, said yarn comprising cut-resistant fibers and moisture-wicking fibers wherein said cut-resistant fibers and said moisture-wicking fibers are staple fibers. The invention also relates to a fabric containing thereof and to clothing comprising said fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventor: Giovanni Joseph Ida Henssen
  • Publication number: 20100196693
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical-modulation object, including birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns, whose island portions are grouped, based on two or more spinning cores, in a matrix. The optical-modulation object causes formation of an optical modulation interface between island portions and sea portions, thus maximizing optical modulation efficiency, as compared to conventional birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Yeon Soo Kim, Deog Jae Jo, Jin Soo Kim, Do Hyun Kim, In Young Yang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080299856
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for making continuous coextruded intermingled glass filaments and continuous thermoplastic organic filaments that enable non-spinnable compounds to be incorporated at the thermoplastic filaments. The invention is characterized in that the thermoplastic filaments are obtained by coextrusion of a thermoplastic material acting as core and a thermoplastic material containing at least one non-spinnable compound. The invention also concerns a device for implementing the method. The resulting composite yarn is provided with specific core properties provided by the non-spinnable compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Vetrotex France S.A.
    Inventors: Dominique Loubinoux, Bruno Gas
  • Patent number: 7115551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to disposable, personal cleansing articles useful for cleansing the skin or hair. These articles are used by the consumer by wetting the dry article with water and then rubbing the article against the skin or hair. The article comprises a water insoluble substrate with an elastomeric component and having a cleansing surface and a lathering surfactant releasably associated with the substrate. Preferably, the articles of the present invention further comprise a conditioning component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Erik John Hasenoehrl, James Michael Cosgrove
  • 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: 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: 20040102125
    Abstract: An extensible laminate includes a sheet of an extensible nonwoven material that has a fabric side and a film side, a sheet of an elastomeric film, and an adhesive. The adhesive is applied to at least a portion of the film side of the extensible nonwoven material. The extensible nonwoven material is selectively attached to the elastomeric film by a plurality of intermittent adhesive bonds. The extensible nonwoven material is further selectively attached to the clastomeric film by a plurality of thermal point bonds. The intermittent adhesive bonds cover a greater percentage of an interfacial plane between the extensible nonwoven material and the elastomeric film material than the thermal point bonds. A process for making the extensible laminate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Prasad Shrikrishna Potnis, Gregory Todd Sudduth, Leslie Warren Collier, David Michael Matela, Randall James Palmer, Sjon-Paul Lee Conyer, Charles John Morell, Rasha Wafik Zaki Guirguis
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020182956
    Abstract: A batting of a type having opposing faces and a softness and a flexibility and configured for use in the formation of a quilt is disclosed. The quilt may have at least one cover to be securably attached to the batting. An adhesive provided is with the batting so that the cover can be attached to the batting during formation of the quilt. The batting with the adhesive may be sold as a commercially available product in at least one desirable size for formation of the quilt. The batting may comprise a cotton material, or a polyester material, or a cotton and polyester material. The adhesive provided with the batting may be configured to be selectively activated when applying the cover for attachment to the batting. The adhesive provided with the batting may be removed by a treatment. The commercial product may include instructions for the use of the batting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020037678
    Abstract: An elastically stretchable composite sheet includes an elastic layer and an inelastic layer formed with stretchable fibers having a relatively small diameter and bonded to at least one surface of the elastic layer. In the inelastic layer bonded to the elastic layer is formed with thermoplastic synthetic fiber, at least 80% by weight of stretchable fibers includes thermoplastic synthetic fiber containing lubricant of 0.1˜5.0% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ohata
  • Publication number: 20010027074
    Abstract: This invention aims to provide a composite sheet having a layer of inelastically stretchable continuous fibers improved so that a possible unevenness in fiber diameter may be minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventors: Satoru Tange, Hiroyuki Ohata
  • Publication number: 20010024918
    Abstract: A textile substrate for seat coverings, a velour, a woven fabric, a single-thread knitted fabric or a multi-thread knitted fabric, especially raschel or malimo, contains about 50 wt % of wool and about 50 wt % of viscose rayon. The substrate can be made exclusively of wool and viscose rayon, but can also contain other constituents such as metal threads and plastic fibers, such as polyesters. The substrate can be formed as a woven fabric, for example, which comprises in the warp (1) a mixed yarn of 30 to 70 wt % of wool and 30 to 70 wt % of viscose rayon and in the weft (2) a mixed yarn of 30 to 70 wt % of wool and 30 to 70 wt % of viscose rayon alternating with a pure viscose rayon yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventor: Kalin Albin
  • Patent number: 6294489
    Abstract: The textile conveyor belt of the invention is constituted by at least two layers, namely an outer layer designed to come into contact with articles and an inner layer designed to come into contact with a mechanical conveyor system. Cohesion between the layers is provided by binding threads, the outer layer and the binding threads being made of threads that are made up of an intimate mixture of fibers comprising both stainless steel fibers and fibers of a material selected from those which decompose into carbon when raised to high temperature, e.g. para-aramid or polybenzimidazole. In addition, the inner layer is made of threads having good properties concerning both mechanical strength and resistance to temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Ferlam Technologies
    Inventor: Bernard Lefort
  • Patent number: 6228786
    Abstract: A yarn is formed from discontinuous parallel fibers which are not twisted and which are held together by a covering yarn of sacrificial material wound around the fibers. The fibers comprise an intimate mixture of fibers of at least two different natures selected from carbon fibers or pre-oxidized polyacrylonitrile based carbon precursor fibers, or anisotropic or isotropic pitch based carbon precursor fibers, or phenolic or cellulosic based carbon precursor fibers, and ceramic fibers or ceramic precursor fibers. The mixture of fibers comprises, in its carbon state, at least 15% by weight of high strength fibers, having a tensile strength of at least 1500 MPa and a modulus of at least 150 MPa, and at least 15% by weight of fibers with a low Young's modulus of at most 100 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation
    Inventors: Pierre Olry, Dominique Coupe, Renaud Duval, Amina Zerdouk
  • Patent number: 5888609
    Abstract: A planar porous composite structure including a plurality of regular textile planar layers formed of continuous yarns. The layers are placed on top of each other to form a structure having two dimensions at right angles to each other and a third dimension perpendicular to them and defining a plane having a direction along the two dimensions. A plurality of openings extends through the layers. Each opening is defined by portions of the continuous yarns extending substantially in the direction of the plane and existing in the regular textile planar layers to make the planar layers regular in structure prior to placing them on top of each other. A plurality of passages extends entirely through the structure in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus
    Inventors: Mikko Karttunen, Esa Suokas
  • Patent number: 5856005
    Abstract: A permanently flame-retardant and anti-microbial air-textured yarn is formed of a plurality of substantially longitudinally extending, permanently flame-retardant filaments defining a core, and a plurality of substantially randomly extending, permanently anti-microbial filaments disposed at least about the core, the anti-microbial filaments at least partially defining a boucle-like sheath about the core. A knit or woven fabric formed with the yarn and having at lease 5% by weight of the anti-microbial filaments is characterized by an ability to pass, both after one commercial laundering and after 100 commercial launderings, both National Fire Protection Agency vertical flame retardancy test NFPA 701-1989 and at least the 85% reduction level of gram positive and gram negative bacteria of anti-microbial test NYS 63.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Design Tex, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin E. Gurian
  • Patent number: 5698480
    Abstract: A fiber comprising at least about 80% by weight linear low density polyethylene and having a melting point >109.degree. C. is disclosed. Also disclosed are thermally consolidated fiber structures comprising (1) at least about 3% by weight, based on the total weight of the structure, of lower melting binder fibers comprising at least 80% by weight linear low density polyethylene, and (2) not more than 97% by weight, based on the total weight of the structure, of nonmelting fibers, or fibers having a melting point higher than the linear low density polyethylene fibers. The fiber structures can be in the form of multifilament yarns, woven or nonwoven textile fabrics, carpets, or laminates. The linear low density polyethylene binder fibers in the structures preferably have a melting point <109.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: James Dulaney Geiman, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Randall Earl Kozulla, Richard Jean Legare, Robert Gray MacLellan