Woven Fabric Is Characterized By A Particular Or Differential Weave Other Than Fabric In Which The Strand Denier Or Warp/weft Pick Count Is Specified Patents (Class 442/203)
  • Patent number: 10316464
    Abstract: A paintable cloth includes a woven fabric including plant fibers, especially flax, jute, ramie and/or sisal fibers, the woven fabric additionally being coated with a finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS
    Inventors: Alexandre Garcia, Katarzyna Chuda
  • Patent number: 9254622
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite material includes providing an uncured substrate. The method further includes applying a bond ply to the substrate and a peel ply to the bond ply. In some embodiments, the bond ply comprises a fiber veil, such as a glass fiber veil. The method further includes curing the substrate and removing the bond ply and peel ply from the cured substrate, thereby exposing an active surface on the substrate. Removing the bond ply and peel ply can create fractures in the active surface that increase the roughness and bondability of the active surface. In several embodiments, the composite materials described herein can be compatible with a wide range of adhesives, including room temperature adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventor: Brian D. Flinn
  • Publication number: 20150126089
    Abstract: A fabric (10) for use in composite materials having a reinforcing system (11) made of reinforcing warp threads (13) and reinforcing weft threads (14), which are placed on top of one other in two different reinforcing layers (16), (17). A binding system (12) of binding warp threads (20) and binding weft threads (21) is formed from a binding yarn (30) with a lower yarn count than the reinforcing yarn (15). The reinforcing system (11) is enclosed between the binding warp threads (20) on the one side and the binding weft threads (21) on the other side, and thus, held in place at binding points (22). At each binding point (22), a binding warp thread (20) is guided and held between a stationary warp thread (25) and a regular warp thread (24) of a warp thread pair (23) of binding warp threads (20). Between two adjacent binding points of a warp thread pair (23), the stationary warp thread (25) and the regular warp thread (24) have intersecting points (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Thomas Bischoff, Melike Afsar
  • Publication number: 20150104592
    Abstract: A textile with high weave density which comprises a main-yarn made of a Japanese paper yarn and a sub-yarn thinner than the main-yarn interwoven with each other, wherein the textile has a weave texture structure including warps A and wefts A made of the main-yarn, and warps B and wefts B made of the sub-yarn, wherein in the weave texture structure, warp rows have a repeating row structure where a plurality of warps B are located between two warps A and weft rows have a repeating row structure where a plurality of wefts B are located between two wefts A, and wherein the warps A and the wefts A cross each other in a plain weave texture structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Toru ITOI
  • Patent number: 8967600
    Abstract: This lanyard, which is movable by elasticity between a rest position and a stretched position, comprises a tubular sheath made from non-stretchable material, and a set of elastic threads joined to the sheath. According to the invention, the elastic threads define at least one longitudinal weaving zone in which they are woven on one surface of the sheath only, each weaving zone being proper to form a bending zone of the lanyard, in the rest position, in which the elastic threads are folded onto themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Hede
  • Publication number: 20150038042
    Abstract: The woven fabric according to the invention comprises a warp and weft yarns, the weft yarns comprise first weft yarns and second weft yarns, the first weft yarns and the warp yarns form a base layer of the fabric, while the at least one plurality of second weft yarns forms an additional layer of the fabric that can be broken under a stress without damaging the base layer to change the appearance of the fabric and of the clothing articles made of said fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Ertug ERKUS, Hamit YENICI, Serdar ERDOGAN
  • Patent number: 8919810
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an air bag having a mechanical characteristic durable against the gas of high output and high temperature generated from an inflator, while reducing amount of the gas leaked from a sewn part of the air bag. The air bag can be used for vehicles and includes a main body part consisting of a base fabric and a sewn part being formed by sewing, with a sewing thread, the main body part into a bag, wherein a difference between an elongation of the sewing thread upon applying a tension of 31.3/a (N/thread) to the sewing thread and an elongation of the base fabric upon applying a tension of 62.5/a to the base fabric (N/stitch), wherein “a” (stitch(es)/cm) is a sewing pitch in the sewn part, is within a range of 0 to 5.0% in both directions of warp and weft, and an air permeability of the sewn part at 40 kPa during an initial stage of development of the air bag is less than 50 mm/cm/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Toyobo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8922100
    Abstract: A woven active fiber composite is disclosed. The woven active fiber composite includes actuating fibers interwoven with conductive wire electrodes. A method of making the woven active fiber composite is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph Patrick Wendell Whinnery
  • Publication number: 20140342630
    Abstract: Warps of a reinforcing filamentary yarn are selectively interwoven with wefts of the reinforcing filamentary yarn, so as to form a tailored woven reinforcement for use in the manufacture of a composite article having a known three-dimensional shape. The wefts extend in a direction transverse to said warps, to form at least one first portion of the woven reinforcement having interwoven warps and wefts, and to form at least one second portion of the woven reinforcement having other than interwoven warps and wefts. The at least one first portion and the at least one second portion are arranged, one relative to the other within said woven reinforcement, in dependence upon the known three-dimensional shape of the composite article. The woven reinforcement is suitable for use in a variety of processes including prepreg processes, Resin Transfer Molding processes and Resin Infusion Molding processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Maximilian Amtmann, Boris Shulkin, Aldo Van Gelder, Judson Henderson Whiteside, Todd Deaville
  • Patent number: 8889571
    Abstract: A wire cloth includes warp wires and weft wires which cross each other and are interwoven by a weave pattern. The warp wires are formed in at least two different configurations to define warp wires of first and second types. A length of the first type of warp wires deviates from a length of the second type of warp wires in relation to a particular length unit, with pores being formed in interstices between sections of two neighboring warp wires and crossing sections of two neighboring weft wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Haver & Boecker OHG
    Inventors: Frank Meyer, Stefan Butenkemper, Alexander Mantler
  • Patent number: 8883660
    Abstract: A three dimensional woven preform, a fiber reinforced composite incorporating the preform, and methods of making thereof are disclosed. The woven preform includes two or more warp steered fabrics. The warp steered fabrics include a darted portion and an un-darted portion. The darted portions of the warp steered fabrics are joined to un-darted portions of one another so as to provide continuous fiber in the circumferential and radial directions of all portions of the preform. An un-darted portion in one steered fabric reinforces a darted portion in the other. The warp steered fabrics can be woven on a loom equipped with a differential take-up mechanism. The warp steered fabrics can be single or multilayer fabrics. The final preform can be a portion of an aircraft window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 8869813
    Abstract: Provided are a lightweight, compact reinforcing tape capable of improving a tensile strength. A reinforcing tape for reinforcing a tensile strength of a cloth includes weft threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, and warp threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, wherein a part of the warp threads are made of a high-strength fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: finetrack
    Inventor: Yotaro Kanayama
  • Patent number: 8871659
    Abstract: A temporary ground covering for displacement on sandy, muddy or boggy ground. The covering includes a woven structure formed of warp and weft. The weave is such that each warp thread interlaces with the weft thread, following approximately half the intersections of the rows and columns of the weave. The warp thread is left in the remaining intersections for each warp thread to obtain at least one simple tight weave area followed by an area of floats. The alternation of the different areas causes contractions of the weft thread creating a significant relief of the obtained fabric. The covering includes flat threads over at least one part of the width of the woven structure on at least one of the surfaces. Each thread is taken, steadily or not, by weft threads placed at the end of the projections of the woven surface structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ets A. Deschamps et Fils
    Inventor: Georges-Paul Deschamps
  • Patent number: 8871660
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated body comprising a first resin layer consisting of a first fibrous base material and a resin and a second resin layer consisting of a second fibrous base material and a resin, wherein the first resin layer and the second resin layer are disposed such that the first resin layer and the second resin layer are at least partly positioned in separate regions separated by the center line in a thickness direction of the laminated body; wherein at least one of the first fibrous base material and the second fibrous base material has a bowing region where a bowing region is a region in which a smaller warp/weft crossing angle is less than 90° in the fibrous base material; and wherein in the bowing region, an angle formed by a warp of the first fibrous base material and a warp of the second fibrous base material and an angle formed by a weft of the first fibrous base material and a weft of the second fibrous base material, whichever is larger, is 2° or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yoshizaki, Teppei Ito, Iji Onozuka, Kensuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8859083
    Abstract: A quasi-isotropic three-dimensional preform and a method of making thereof are disclosed. The preform includes a plurality of woven elements that are braided with each other. The woven elements have one or more integrally woven stiffeners or walls in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the woven element. The preform may be used in forming a fiber reinforced composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 8853107
    Abstract: An industrial two-layer fabric includes a first warp set and a second warp set that are placed alternately and form a weave design of the upper side fabric. The first warp set contains two upper side warps. At least one of the upper side warps of the first warp set functions as a warp binding yarn that binds the upper side fabric and the lower side fabric. The second warp set contains one of upper side warps and one of lower side warps placed below the one of the upper side warps. At a position where two adjacent lower side warps are woven with one of the lower side wefts, the warp binding yarn placed between the two adjacent lower side warps is woven with the same one of the lower side wefts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ikuo Ueda
  • Publication number: 20140272361
    Abstract: A new class of protective fabrics having good ballistic and fragmentary protection also provide wearable drape, softness, and moisture transport, as well as good UV and abrasion resistance and color acceptance, making them comfortable to wear as garment fabrics. The protective fabrics are constructed from yarns having at least 20% ballistic fibers with greater than 12 gpd tenacity. A combined cover factor of between 55% and 80% avoids added stiffness due to yarn distortion at the crossing points. In embodiments, a long-float weave such as twill or satin with reduced crossing point density improves the hand of the fabric, and in some embodiments provides a different character on each face so that a predominantly staple fabric face is in contact with skin of a user, thereby providing better wearing comfort than a plain weave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WARWICK MILLS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles A Howland
  • Patent number: 8834987
    Abstract: A ground cover sheet material for use in agriculture is woven from warp and weft tapes of a plastics material and at least some of the warp or weft tapes have a greater width and/or thickness than the weft or warp tapes, or the material includes a higher density of warp or weft tapes relative to the weft or warp tapes per unit area, or includes slits through the tapes, or the tapes are folded lengthwise, all optionally in one or more high water flow through lengthwise extending parts of the material. In one embodiment the material is woven from warp or weft tapes some having a rectangular or square cross-section and some having a circular or oval cross-section. In some embodiments the material is also a reflective material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Extenday IP Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Dallas Toye
  • Publication number: 20140250555
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to ballistic material with structural stays, in particular, the disclosure relates to ballistic material having resilient structural stays woven directly into the ballistic material. Ballistic material having structural stays resists bunching or pulling, providing improved force distribution and better user protection in the event of multiple ballistic strikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8828893
    Abstract: A fabric for an air-bag is woven in a pattern which comprises a plurality of fields. At least one of the fields has a first weave pattern, and at least another of the fields has a second weave pattern. The second weave pattern is relatively loosely-woven compared to the first weave pattern. The fabric may be used in the region of one or more mounts of an air-bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv Delevopment AB
    Inventors: Altay Kismir, Anorin Shaker
  • Publication number: 20140241817
    Abstract: Described herein is woven geotextile formed of a plain six-pick weave fabric having an apparent opening size (AOS) of at least 40 as measured in accordance with ASTM International Standard D4751, a water flow rate of at least 35 gpm/ft2 as measured in accordance with ASTM International Standard D4491, a 12% strain at a tensile load of at least 300 lb/in as measured in accordance with ASTM International Standard D4595 in the warp direction, and a 12% strain at a tensile load of at least 270 lb/in in accordance with ASTM International D4595 at 270 lb/in in the fill direction. Also described herein is a reinforced civil structure having a subgrade formed at least partially of soil; a base course; and a woven geotextile disposed between the subgrade and the base course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Nicolon Corporation d/b/a TenCate Geosynthetics North America
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Kevin Nelson King
  • Publication number: 20140242868
    Abstract: A moisture-retaining and electrically conductive structure includes at least one electrically conductive textile unit and at least one moisture-retaining textile unit, wherein the electrically conductive textile unit and the moisture-retaining textile unit are interlaced and woven together to form a planar structure. With such a structure, fabric of the same layer can provide both functions of moisture retention and electrical conduction and may improve the lifespan and electrical conductivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KING'S METAL FIBER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KING'S METAL FIBER TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8809211
    Abstract: An industrial two-layer fabric includes an upper side fabric and a lower side fabric. The upper side warps of the upper side fabric comprise a first warp set and a second warp set. The first warp set contains two upper side warps and a warp binding yarn that binds the upper side fabric and the lower side fabric. The two upper side warps are woven with the same upper side wefts. The second warp set contains one upper side warp. At a position where the warp binding yarn passes above one of the upper side wefts, the warp binding yarn is placed between the two upper side warps of the first warp set and pass below the same one of the upper side wefts, whereby the two upper side warps and the warp binding yarn of the first warp set form the upper side warp design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Filcon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ikuo Ueda
  • Patent number: 8796163
    Abstract: A multi-layer fabric, having a first woven portion having warp yarns and weft yarns interwoven together to form a first woven layer, a unidirectional portion that includes a first unidirectional layer having first unidirectional yarns, the first unidirectional layer being adjacent the first woven layer, and at least one securing yarn interwoven with the first woven layer and the first unidirectional layer to secure the first unidirectional portion to the first woven portion. The fabric may have encapsulating yarns interwoven with the first unidirectional yarns to secure the first unidirectional yarns together to form the first unidirectional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Ryo Okada
  • Publication number: 20140206248
    Abstract: An impact dissipating fabric system includes a first non-woven fabric layer, and a second non-woven fabric layer disposed on one another and coupled together using a lamination film or a resin. In an alternative embodiment, a woven fabric layer may be disposed on either one or both non-woven fabric layers. In yet a further alternative embodiment, and elastomer coating disposed on at least one of the exposed major surfaces of the fabric layer after the fabric layers are coupled to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MATSCITECHNO LICENSING COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Publication number: 20140144095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of strengthening existing structures containing the following steps. An existing structure made of concrete, steel, timber, masonry to be reinforced and a reinforcing sheet are provided, where the reinforcing sheet contains an alternating arrangement of reinforcement zones and slitting zones. The reinforcement zones contain unidirectional strengthening fibers in the warp direction of the reinforcement sheet and the slitting zones have an absence of strengthening fibers. The reinforcement sheet is slit through the slitting zones and the reinforcement zones are adhered to the existing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg J. Blaszak, Gregory A. Norton, Pradipkumar Bahukudumbi
  • Patent number: 8703629
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an integrally woven three-dimensional preform with at least one sidewall in at least one direction constructed from a woven base fabric comprising two or more layers, and a method of forming thereof. A plurality of fibers in a first direction is interwoven between at least the top layer and a second layer, such that top layer is foldable relative to the other layers and form, upon folding, an integral sidewall. A plurality of fibers may also be interwoven between the second-from-the-top layer and a second layer, such that the second-from-the-top layer is foldable relative to the other layers, upon folding, form a second integral sidewall perpendicular to the first integral sidewall. The preform may optionally comprise a plurality of non-integral sidewalls formed by folding portions of the topmost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 8696346
    Abstract: A counterband tape for use in the heat setting tunnel of a carpet yarn heat setting machine. The tape is constructed from polyphenylene sulfide yarns. The counterband tape may be formed as a single layer woven fabric with a twill weave construction. The tape also may include a herringbone pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Chahal
  • Publication number: 20140099850
    Abstract: A woven geosynthetic fabric is disclosed having a first weft yarn, a second weft yarn, and a stuffer pick woven in the weft direction of the fabric. A warp yarn interweaves the first and second weft yarns and the stuffer pick. The first weft yarn and the second weft yarn having different cross-sectional shapes. At least a portion of the fabric has a plurality of weft yarn sets with stuffer picks respectively disposed and woven between the weft yarn sets. Each weft yarn set has two first weft yarns and two second weft yarns. One of the two first weft yarns is adjacent one of the two second weft yarns and stacked on the other second weft yarn. The adjacent second weft yarn is stacked on the other first weft yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Nicolon Corporation, doing business as TenCate Geosynthetics North America
    Inventors: Kevin Nelson King, David Michael Jones
  • Publication number: 20140080375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a weatherproofing arrangement having a textile sheet material which forms a screen against the effects of weather, in particular against solar radiation and/or rain, and has warp threads and weft threads connected to one another in the manner of latticework. In order to achieve particular protective functions, it is proposed for the warp threads and weft threads to bound elongate-rectangular latticework openings, wherein the length of these openings is at least 10 times the width thereof, and wherein the width of the openings is from between 0.1 and 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Frauke Susanne Hänsch
  • Publication number: 20140065377
    Abstract: An abrasion resistant hand-tearable adhesive tape comprising a non-symmetrical weave fabric to which at least one adhesive has been applied. In exemplary embodiments, at least one sealant is applied to the fabric prior to application of the adhesive. The tape may be manufactured in rolls that can be unwound by hand and tape torn by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Edward Horvath, Roland Hasso Horst
  • Patent number: 8652602
    Abstract: Auxetic structures exhibiting negative Poisson's ratios are disclosed including planar auxetic structures formed from x-axis and y-axis strands of selected waveforms. Portions of the auxetic structure referred to as unit cells comprise four joints formed by two adjacent x-axis strands overlapping two adjacent y-axis strands display symmetry about x and y axes. Each unit cell comprises four sub-unit cells formed from segments of ½ wavelength of the wave form. The planar auxetic structures may be formed into three-dimensional auxetic structures or cylindrical or spherical auxetic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: William Jacob Spenner Dolla
  • Publication number: 20140041107
    Abstract: A fabric for use in safety apparel comprising a first set of yarns comprising at least 60 percent modacrylic fibers, and a second set of yarns comprising at least some anti-static carbon filaments. The fabric meets at least the high visibility standard ANSI/ISEA-107-2010; the vertical flame test ASTM 1506-10w; and the Federal Test Method Standard 191A, Method 5931 for electrostatic decay, and the Electrostatic Discharge Association Advisory ADV11.2-1995 voltage potential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Samuel D. Rose, Gary D. Zumstein, Tony L. Allen
  • Patent number: 8627855
    Abstract: An enhanced weaving method and a loom for implementing this method. The loom includes a weaving area (18) into which weft threads are inserted into at least one upper channel and one lower channel, each of these weft threads being inserted between at least two warp threads by at least one weft insertion element: first element for focusing on one of these channels and determining the position of the warp threads relative to the weft thread, and second element for inserting at least one binding thread (16) above, between and below these channels. The loom includes at least one element for gripping the at least one binding thread and element for moving the at least one gripping element out of and into the weaving area (18) so as to place the at least one gripping element in contact with the at least one binding thread and to allow the drawing of the at least one binding thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: ETS A. Deschamps et Fils
    Inventor: Georges-Paul Deschamps
  • Patent number: 8614156
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Diane B. Hess, Charles A. Thomas, Clifton A. Perry, Richard O. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8598054
    Abstract: A woven geosynthetic fabric is disclosed having a first weft yarn, a second weft yarn, and a stuffer pick woven in the weft direction of the fabric. A warp yarn interweaves the first and second weft yarns and the stuffer pick. The first weft yarn and the second weft yarn having different cross-sectional shapes. At least a portion of the fabric has a plurality of weft yarn sets with stuffer picks respectively disposed and woven between the weft yarn sets. Each weft yarn set has two first weft yarns and two second weft yarns. One of the two first weft yarns is adjacent one of the two second weft yarns and stacked on the other second weft yarn. The adjacent second weft yarn is stacked on the other first weft yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nicolon Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Nelson King, David Michael Jones
  • Patent number: 8586489
    Abstract: A woven fabric is provided that incorporates multiple systems of fibers into a unitary fabric and presents the fibers of only one of the warp systems on a first surface of the fabric. The fabric structure comprises first, second, and third warp systems that are interlaced with weft fibers such that, of the three warp systems, the first surface of the fabric comprises only the first warp system and thus “hides” the second and third warp systems, which are not interwoven with the fibers of the first warp system. In this way, the effect of the appearance of the second and third warp systems on the overall appearance of the fabric is reduced. The three warp systems may include fibers made of different materials to provide different characteristics to each layer of the fabric, or the warp systems may include fibers made of the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: J.B. Martin Company Inc.
    Inventor: Yaakov Shteiyer
  • Patent number: 8561649
    Abstract: A weaving process for direct manufacture of three-dimensional structures with bidimensional walls with corners, without the need for sewing or other assembly between two ridges. The weaving is made by transforming weft threads into warp threads for making at least one face. The process is particularly adapted for the weaving of reinforcing elements for composite structures of corner fitting type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Xavier Legrand, Mathieu Piana, Georgi Tsarvarishki, Julien Charles, Philippe Blot, Dominique Guittard
  • Publication number: 20130260630
    Abstract: A woven fabric having a high shrinkage yarn that has a predetermined shrinkage ratio and a low shrinkage yarn that has a relatively lower shrinkage ratio than the high shrinkage yarn, includes an inductive portion that is formed by the high shrinkage yarn, and allows displacement in a planar direction. At least a portion of the low shrinkage yarn is engaged with the inductive portion and bent in the planar direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi ITO, Hideaki KUNISADA
  • Publication number: 20130217288
    Abstract: A denim fabric with high tenacity and/or moisture management and/or stretch materials is provided. Proportions of materials in the denim fabric may vary during the weave of the fabric to create different performance zones in the resulting garment with or without assembling different fabric pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Martin, LaShurya M. Wise
  • Patent number: 8475905
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an unstitched design having the appearance of being stitched or embroidered. A stitched design is digitally imaged, and the digital image used to control dye sublimation printing of a representation of the image onto a desired surface. In one configuration, the surface is a woven textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Patent number: 8465231
    Abstract: An geotextile silt fence has an increasing permittivity with increase in height thereby allowing larger storm events to flow through the fence without overtopping. A stiffening device is provided at the top of the silt fence to reduce sagging and improper overtopping. This stiffening device may be a mono-directional extruded geogrid structure that is a higher mil thickness than the geotextile monofilament structure of the silt fence and which is affixed to the geotextile continuously throughout the silt fence length. An overflow preferential pathway may be provided at the top of the silt fence through large voids within the geogrid providing controlled overflow of impounded water which mitigates structural failure of the silt by eliminating the typical overtopping failure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Hunt Lee Christopher
  • Publication number: 20130102217
    Abstract: The present invention discloses to relates to an electrically conductive fabric, and a manufacturing method and an apparatus thereof, and more specifically to an electrically conductive fabric, and a manufacturing method and an apparatus thereof, wherein part of electrically conductive wire woven together into fabric is selectively exposed to the outside of the fabric to perform the tying of electrically conductive wires and the connection of various elements and modules quickly and conveniently, so that workability and productivity can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: SILVERAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byung-Ok Jeon
  • Publication number: 20130088065
    Abstract: Plural weft fascia portions wider than wefts are arranged in a ground texture formed in a lattice shape by warps and the wefts so as to be spaced from each other from one end of the clothing fabric toward the other end thereof in the vertical direction, and the arrangement intervals between the weft fascia portions adjacent to each other in the vertical direction are gradually decreased from one end of the clothing fabric toward the other end in the vertical direction, and then are gradually increased from the minimum portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: OKAMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Narita, Ryou Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20130090029
    Abstract: A first impact dissipating fabric system includes a first fabric layer formed using a first weave pattern, and a second fabric layer formed using a second weave pattern different from the first wave pattern. A second impact dissipating fabric system includes a first fabric layer formed with fibers having a first denier, and a second fabric layer formed with fibers having a second denier different from the first denier. A third impact dissipating fabric includes a first fabric layer formed using a first weave pattern from fibers having a first denier, and a second fabric layer formed using a second weave from fibers having a second denier. The first weave and the second weave are different types of weaves and/or the first denier and the second denier are different from one another. In each system, the first and second fabric layers are disposed on one another and coupled together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Matscitechno Licensing Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Vito
  • Publication number: 20130065469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a carbon fiber composite comprising 30 to 80 wt % of a carbon fiber textile wherein a carbon fiber tow size is 24K to 100K; 0.1 to 20 wt % of a carbon non-woven fabric whose weight per unit area is 10˜500 g/m2; and 10 to 70 wt % of a polymer resin whose viscosity at transference thereof is 0.01˜10 Pa·s. Advantageously, it is possible to obtain a molded product of the carbon fiber composite which has good surface properties and flexural properties by selectively applying the carbon non-woven fabric to a surface of the material thereof using the carbon fiber composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicants: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Hyun Min Kang, Sang Mu Lee, Chi Hoon Choi, Cheol Choi, Sang Sun Park
  • Patent number: 8388032
    Abstract: A textile protective sheath for a lifting accessory such as a roundsling, lifting strap or the like, having a woven base fabric and at least one rib which is carried by the woven base fabric, which rib projects outwards from the woven base fabric and is formed by a rib fiber which is interwoven with the woven base fabric, wherein the rib fiber is a high-performance fiber and, looking in the direction in which the rib fiber runs, the rib fiber skips at least three weft filaments at a time of the woven base fabric before it is drawn down below a weft filament of the woven base fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Spanset Inter AG
    Inventors: André Mamié, Lars Dohse, Berthold Grundmann
  • Patent number: 8389424
    Abstract: A reinforcement for a darted three-dimensional Pi or T-shaped preform, a method of making thereof and a composite structure including the reinforcement is disclosed. The reinforcement is a steered fabric having a width, a length, a first face surface and a second face surface separated by a thickness. The first face surface of the steered fabric is affixed to a darted component of the preform. The steered fabric reinforcement can be a single layer or multilayer fabric, which can be woven using a programmable take up system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Michael McClain
  • Patent number: 8361911
    Abstract: A weaving method that makes it possible to directly produce three-dimensional structures having two-dimensional walls with corners, without requiring sewing or other joining between two edges. The weave is created by turning weft threads (24) into warp threads to create at least one face. The method is particularly suitable for weaving reinforcing pieces for composite structures such as three-dimensional corner reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Xavier Legrand, Mathieu Piana, Georgi Tsarvarishki, Julien Charles, Philippe Blot, Dominique Guittard
  • Publication number: 20130023173
    Abstract: Fabric structures having elongation yarns and ground yarns that form a sheath are provided, with the structure having two connection segments and at least one expansion segment in between the connection segments. Heat treatment of the one or more expansion segments shrinks the length of the elongation yarns during manufacture. A tensile load applied to the fabric structure stretches the elongation yarns and unfolds the gathered sheath. The elongation yarns absorb energy as the fabric structure elongates. In some embodiments, the fabric structure has more than one expansion segment so that the deployment force of the structure is not constant. In some embodiments, the fabric structure includes a band in some portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: YKK CORPORATION OF AMERICA