Including A Free Metal Or Alloy Constituent Patents (Class 442/228)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8669195
    Abstract: Electrical components are formed in a fabric during the weaving process by a series of crossing conductors in the warp and weft fibers of the fabric. Some of the crossing points provide permanent Separation of the crossing conductors, others permanent connection of the crossing conductors and others connection upon the application of pressure to the fabric. The structure provides the possibility of forming a greater range of components and more reliable component characteristics than heretofore possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thompson
  • Patent number: 8642489
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag module ensuring that when an airbag fabricated using a fabric composed of a polyamide yarn excellent in heat resistance is deployed by an inflator gas, the deployment occurs without loss of the gas and an excessive amount of generated gas is not necessary, as a result, the inflator is reduced in weight, and the airbag module of the present invention comprises an airbag fabric composed of a polyamide yarn, wherein the air permeability of the fabric under a pressure of 200 kPa is from 10 to 200 cc/cm2/sec and in the thermal stress of the constituent yarn as measured under the conditions of an initial load of 0.02 cN/dtex, a yarn length of 25 cm and a temperature rise rate of 80° C./min, the summed thermal stress of the total of the warp yarn and the weft yarn at 230° C. is from 0.33 to 1.20 cN/dtex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki Ise
  • Patent number: 8569188
    Abstract: A one-piece or otherwise unitary annular shim member made from a perforated metallic material is used to maintain a space between stacked annular preforms during a manufacturing process, such as densification. The metallic material used preferably can withstand at least the temperatures encountered during densification. The one-piece structure advantageously simplifies the arrangement of the preforms in a process chamber and causes less deformation in the preforms. In one example, the shim member is made from a metallic mesh and may utilize a crimped weave structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
    Inventor: Kenny Chang
  • Patent number: 8524622
    Abstract: In a skin material of vehicle interior equipment, which includes a first fabric material that is formed of a first conductive wire material and a main fiber material weaker than the first conductive wire material, and a manufacturing method for the skin material, part of the main fiber material is removed from the first fabric material, and a conductive member, which is used to supply electric power to the conductive wire material, is electrically connected to the exposed first conductive wire material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Akaike, Kohei Kato, Shigehiro Fujita, Takazo Fujii, Hideaki Kunisada
  • Publication number: 20130212789
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation from the human body, and insulating this metal layer from heat loss via conduction, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Publication number: 20130045363
    Abstract: An exemplary elongated elevator load bearing member of a traction elevator system includes a plurality of tension elements. A plurality of weave fibers transverse to the tension elements are woven with the tension elements. The weave fibers define at least one traction surface of the load bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Publication number: 20120318571
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thermosetting resin composition including a benzoxazine component comprising two or more benzoxazine monomer compounds and at least one epoxy resin characterized in that a resultant cured product formed by curing the thermosetting resin composition possesses high heat resistance and low dielectric loss at high frequency. The thermosetting resin composition is especially suited for use in high speed printed circuit boards and semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas LLC
    Inventors: Roger Tietze, Yen-Loan Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8309477
    Abstract: A laminate structure comprising at least a first layer joined to a second layer by an intermediate layer. The material of the first layer is different to the material of the second layer, and the intermediate layer is composed of fibers of interwoven different first and second materials. An adhesive is provided between the intermediate layer and at least one of the first layer and second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Quinten J. Northfield
  • Patent number: 8298968
    Abstract: Electrical components are formed in a fabric during the weaving process by a series of crossing conductors in the warp and weft fibers of the fabric. Some of the crossing points provide permanent Separation of the crossing conductors, others permanent connection of the crossing conductors and others connection upon the application of pressure to the fabric. The structure provides the possibility of forming a greater range of components and more reliable component characteristics than heretofore possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thompson
  • Patent number: 8263225
    Abstract: Copper clad laminates having reduced laminate curl include copper foil with a tensile strength of less than 47 ksi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Isola USA Corp.
    Inventors: Cathy Hendricks, Kathy Kelly, Martin Choate
  • Publication number: 20120225229
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an airbag module ensuring that when an airbag fabricated using a fabric composed of a polyamide yarn excellent in heat resistance is deployed by an inflator gas, the deployment occurs without loss of the gas and an excessive amount of generated gas is not necessary, as a result, the inflator is reduced in weight, and the airbag module of the present invention comprises an airbag fabric composed of a polyamide yarn, wherein the air permeability of the fabric under a pressure of 200 kPa is from 10 to 200 cc/cm2/sec and in the thermal stress of the constituent yarn as measured under the conditions of an initial load of 0.02 cN/dtex, a yarn length of 25 cm and a temperature rise rate of 80° C./min, the summed thermal stress of the total of the warp yarn and the weft yarn at 230° C. is from 0.33 to 1.20 cN/dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Fumiaki Ise
  • Patent number: 8247333
    Abstract: A cellular material that can provide a unique combination of properties and characteristics for a variety of applications requiring a cellular solid that possesses one or more of the following characteristics: (1) efficient load support in one or more directions, (2) excellent mechanical impact energy absorption and vibration suppression potential, (3) high convection heat transfer throughout, (4) low pumping requirements for fluid throughput, for example in a second direction orthogonal to one or more load-bearing directions, (5) a substantially linear dependence of the Young's and shear moduli along with the tensile, compressive and shear yield strengths upon relative density (6) a potentially inexpensive textile-based synthetic approach, (7) excellent filtration potential, (8) a high surface area to volume ratio for enhanced activity as a catalyst or catalyst support (9) interconnected, open porosity for device storage, biological tissue in-growth or other functionalities requiring open space, and (10) ext
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: David J. Sypeck, Haydn N. G. Wadley
  • Patent number: 8211814
    Abstract: Protective armor panels comprising a polymer layer having upper and lower faces generally forming a sheet and a plurality of metal strips each having an upper edge, a lower edge and side faces, said side faces being oriented generally traverse to the upper face of said polymer layer and positioned at least partially within the polymer layer, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Renton Coil Spring Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Pepka
  • Patent number: 8101252
    Abstract: An air bag which is light and pliable to be compactly housed and excellent in durability against a load applied thereto, upon the actuation of air bag, and long term aging, which is formed of two woven fabrics interwoven with each other to be a bag-shaped body, each composed of polyamide type synthetic fiber yarns containing copper compounds in a range from 30 to 200 ppm estimated in term of copper or cut pieces of the fabric sewn together to be a three-dimensional shape, the fabric having a product of a total fineness of warp or weft multiplied by a weave density of 16000 decitex·ends/2.54 cm or less, a load at 15% elongation in a range from 3 to 35 N/%/2.54 cm and a tensile work at break in a range from 7000 to 30000 N·%/2.54 cm. This air bag may be applicable to a driver's seat, a passenger's seat, and to side impact protection in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kami, Hideaki Ishii
  • 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: 20110206945
    Abstract: A surface piece of crossing threads (12, 14) comprising plastic filaments, which as a woven fabric web (10) is equipped with two mutually opposing surfaces and with openings (16) formed therein. The fabric web comprises a metallisation applied on one side as a surface layer and between 15 and 80%, in particular between 20 and 70% of the fabric web is configured in the form of network intermediate spaces (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Rouven Seidler, Peter Chabrecek
  • Patent number: 7972983
    Abstract: Woven fabrics suitable for use as a lightning strike material are disclosed. Methods of making woven fabrics are also disclosed. Methods of using woven fabrics are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Don Taylor, Bryan Loeper, David Henderson
  • Publication number: 20110159764
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to metal- or metal alloy-coated sheet materials (hereinafter, “metal-coated sheet material”) including, but not limited to, fabrics and veils which have a metal content of between one (1) and fifty (50) grams per square meter (gsm). The metal-coated sheet materials may be used as-is or in conjunction with prepregs, adhesives or surfacing films to provide lightning strike protection (LSP) and/or bulk conductivity, among other benefits, to the resultant composite article. In one embodiment, the metal-coated sheet material is impregnated with a resin. According to embodiments of the invention, a metal is applied to one or two sides of the fabric or veil by a physical vapor deposition coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Richard Thomas Price, Abdel Abusafieh
  • Publication number: 20110126335
    Abstract: A fabric for protecting a wearer thereof from an energy weapon. The fabric is made of a plurality of coupled strands. Each strand is made from staple fibers. At least 30% of the staple fibers are an electrically conductive material for conducting electric current from an energy weapon that contacts or is adjacent to the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Russell Schultz
  • Patent number: 7923390
    Abstract: A yarn or multi-fiber formed of a plurality of micron diameter stainless steel monofilaments which have been rendered more conductive by one or more coatings of electrolytically-deposited metal or metal alloy materials. The metallized yarn provided by the invention has a very low electrical resistance, with consequent benefit in electrical performance, and is particularly useful as an RFI/EMI shielding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Micrometal Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Burke, James E. Haller
  • Patent number: 7871945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a woven strap, particularly for safety belts in motor vehicles, which is characterized in that said woven strap comprises a first group of warp threads and a second group of warp threads, the warp threads of the first group being provided with a greater elongation than the warp threads of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventors: Johann Berger, Murat Celik
  • Patent number: 7829822
    Abstract: An electric blanket has a woven web of warp and weft fibers. At least a portion of the warp fibers are electrically conductive. At least a portion of the weft fibers are electrically conductive and interweave with the electrically conductive warp fibers at a first area of the web. A power source in electrical communication with the web applies a voltage to the web that produces a wide area electrical distribution at the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Inotec Incorporated
    Inventor: Barry P. Keane
  • Patent number: 7820945
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heating fabric comprising a heating fabric element made by weaving woof fibers and warp fibers, a pair of conductive parts being a plain fabric made by a weaving method to extend from one side edge of the heating fabric element, for supplying electric power to the heating fabric element, wherein electrode fibers are woven in rows as warp threads in the conductive parts and a heating fiber is intermittently woven as woof threads at predetermined intervals so as to be conductive with the conductive parts, and wherein the heating fiber is woven in a zigzag pattern on the other side of the plain fabric of the conductive parts, in which one end of the heating fiber is woven into the conductive part, and a portion of the other end of the heating fiber is not woven into the conductive part, thereby forming a jumping portion having a length longer than a width of the conductive part, the jumping portion jumping over the conductive part so as not to be conductive with the conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Pacific Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Cheol Seo
  • Publication number: 20100247855
    Abstract: A durable metallized moisture vapor permeable sheet is formed by coating a moisture vapor permeable sheet with at least one metal coating comprising a layer of a corrosion resistant metal or a plurality of metal layers having differing compositions. The metallized moisture vapor permeable sheet material is suitable for use as a building construction wrap such as roof lining and house wrap, and as EMF radiation shielding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Ioannis V. Bletsos, Peter Francis Carcia
  • Patent number: 7799710
    Abstract: A foamed composite armor laminate comprising interleaved combinations of ballistic resistant fabrics, and ceramic and/or metallic plates or sheets in a polymeric foam matrix. The foamed composite armor can be fabricated by inserting polymer powder or sheets between layers of fabric and/or ceramic or metallic sheets to form a laminated structure, heating this laminated structure under pressure to form a consolidated panel, and then foaming the polymeric portion of the consolidated panel in an autoclave or pressure vessel by saturating the polymeric portion with inert gas at elevated temperature, rapidly releasing the pressure and controllably cooling the laminated structure to ambient. Alternatively, pre-foamed panels can be laminated to fabric, ceramic and/or metallic sheets using adhesives or the like. Through proper selection of the various elements of the laminate, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Patent number: 7737060
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided that contain at least one multi-component polymeric fiber. The multi-component polymeric fiber further contains at least two components of differing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick H. Strickler, Barron Tenney
  • Publication number: 20090303593
    Abstract: A series of retroreflective materials of graduated reflectivity each comprising a plurality of transparent elements wherein each of the retroreflective materials has a different proportion of the plurality of transparent elements which are covered with a reflective coating. The materials can be used to dress a set design suitable for filming using chromakeying techniques. A plurality of different objects on the set are covered in different ones of the series of retroreflective materials according, for example, to the position and orientation of the object on the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Frederick Sagar, John Herbert
  • Patent number: 7579290
    Abstract: A functional sheet is coated with physically vapor-deposited film including titanium oxide and other metallic oxides for making the film transparent so color and pattern on the fiber sheet are visible, providing electric conductivity to the film, improving the productivity of vapor deposition and enabling selective blocking of infrared and ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suzutora
    Inventors: Masayuki Suzuki, Eigo Nakashima, Toshikazu Suzuki, Takahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7556854
    Abstract: An insulation package comprising a layer of material having a cellular structure disposed between a first layer of high-strength polymeric fabric and a second layer of high-strength polymeric fabric. The insulation provides protection for critical fluid systems, such as fuel, hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, thermal, and mechanical systems from high-energy projectiles such as fragments from the disintegration of high-speed turbines and engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tibor Farkas, Todd E. Jensen, Bich Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20090075019
    Abstract: An internal lining of several layers having anti-microbial effect is described for an item of equipment suitable for at least temporarily covering body parts; in particular, the layers include at least one layer made from a woven fabric and/or knitted and/or non-woven fabric with an anti-microbial effect wherein the fabric contains a metal, which metal is integrated in a filament, a fiber and/or a spunbonded fiber or spunbonded yarn; and at least one other layer of a semi-permeable membrane made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and/or a polymeric laminate. The method of production of the multiple layered internal lining with an antimicrobial effect is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ESKA Lederhandschunhfabrik
    Inventor: Paul Loos
  • Patent number: 7494945
    Abstract: A material is provided that includes a first section for storing energy and a second section for releasing energy received from the first section in which the energy is preferably electrical energy that is used for one from among heat dissipation, heat generation, light emission and powering of an electric circuit. Ideally the material includes a third layer adapted to collect energy and convert the energy to electrical energy for storage in the first section. A fourth protection section is provided on at least one side of the material. The material can be formed of woven strips, laminated sections, or in coaxial sections that are woven together to form a flexible fabric material having at least one characteristic from among breathability, wickability, moisture resistance, moisture-proof, and stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Energy Integration Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wylie Moreshead
  • Publication number: 20090047853
    Abstract: A laminate structure (2) comprising at least a first layer (10) joined to a second layer (12) by an intermediate layer (14). The material of the first layer (10) is different to the material of the second layer (12), and the intermediate layer (14) is composed of fibres of interwoven different first (16) and second (18) materials. An adhesive (20,22) is provided between the intermediate layer (14) and at least one of the first layer (10) and second layer (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Quinten J. Northfield
  • Patent number: 7491665
    Abstract: A textile material is provided, the appearance of which can be changed by stretching a whole or a part of the material in one or more pre-determined directions. The textile material is formed using a base fabric onto which one or more coating layers (e.g. metallic coating) are applied. The coated fabric is then stretched in a substantially transverse direction to the fabric and then in a substantially longitudinal direction to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Kiren Nangla
  • Patent number: 7476630
    Abstract: A woven panel is formed from at least one first polymer yarn and at least one second polymer yarn wherein the second polymer yarn has a 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: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Casual Living Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Schwartz, Coley Chris Mathis
  • Publication number: 20090011674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a metalized textile fabric, which comprises a textile fabric being (A) printed with a printing formulation comprising as a component at least one metal powder (a) selected from pulverulent Zn, Ni, Cu, Sn, Co, Mn, Fe, Mg, Pb, Cr and Bi, mixtures and alloys thereof, (B) thermally treated in one or more steps, (C) depositing a further metal on the textile fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Antonino Raffaele Addamo, Ralf Norenberg, Bettina Sobotka, Tibor Duris, Rene Lochtman, Norbert Wagner, Norbert Schneider, Jurgen Pfister
  • Publication number: 20080213551
    Abstract: A layered structure produced by metallizing a substrate including: (a) providing a transfer film including film layer and metal layer bonded together by a cured breakaway layer; (b) providing a substrate; (c) applying electron beam curable transfer adhesive to a portion of the substrate; (d) securing the transfer film to the substrate, where the transfer adhesive is between the metal layer and substrate, forming an intermediate product; (e) passing the intermediate product through an electron beam curing apparatus to cure the transfer adhesive; and (f) removing the transfer film. In the metallized product, the cured breakaway coating is bonded only to the metal. The cured breakaway layer preferably has a cured elongation at break, in tension, of less than about 20%. Precise metallized edges are produced, e.g., edge variation of about ±0.010 in., or better. The process can be utilized with total or selective metal transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Unifoil Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Funicelli, Robert Gallino
  • Patent number: 7419922
    Abstract: A fabric is provided for use in safety apparel, including a first yarn type comprising at least about 60 percent modacylic fibers and a second yarn type comprising an intimate blend of anti-static fibers and other fibers selected from the group of fibers consisting of polyester, nylon, rayon, modacrylic, cotton, wool, and combinations thereof. The fabric meets the American Society for Testing and Materials standard ASTM F-1506 for flame resistance, Federal Test Method Standard 191A, Method 5931 for electrostatic decay, and the Electrostatic Discharge Association Advisory ADV11.2-1995 voltage potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventors: Richard M. Gibson, Willis D. Campbell, Jr., Albert E. Johnson, Kenneth P. Wallace, William F. Gerrow
  • 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: 7351938
    Abstract: An electric blanket has a woven web of warp and weft fibers. At least a portion of the warp fibers are electrically conductive. At least a portion of the weft fibers are electrically conductive and interweave with the electrically conductive warp fibers at a first area of the web. A power source in electrical communication with the web applies a voltage to the web that produces a wide area electrical distribution at the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Inotec Incorporated
    Inventor: Barry P. Keane
  • Patent number: 7348285
    Abstract: Coaxial and twisted pair conductive yarn structures reduce signal crosstalk between adjacent lines in woven electrical networks. A coaxial conductive yarn structure includes an inner conductive yarn having a plurality of conductive strands twisted together. An outer conductive yarn is wrapped around the inner conductive yarn. An insulating layer separates the inner and outer yarns. A twisted pair conductive yarn structure includes first and second conductive yarns, each including a plurality of conductive strands being twisted together. The first and second conductive yarns are twisted together to form a helical structure. In a woven electrical network, at least one conductor of adjacent conductive yarn structures is connected to ground to reduce signal crosstalk. Coaxial and twisted pair yarn structures may also be formed simultaneously with weaving or knitting the threads that make up the structures into a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Anuj Dhawan, Tushar K. Ghosh, Abdelfattah M. Seyam, John Muth
  • Patent number: 7341076
    Abstract: A woven fabric in which warp elements are provided out of metal. The fabric further comprising at least a first set of substantially parallel binding elements present in warp direction of the fabric. This first set of binding elements bind the warp elements to the weft elements by means of a leon weave at at least a part of the intersection points of warp and weft elements. The fabric as subject of the invention is characterized in that each binding element of the first set of binding elements crosses more than one warp element between consecutive intersection points bound by this binding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Geert Braekevelt, Jeroen Gallens, Lode Puype
  • Publication number: 20080057815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a color-coated fouling-resistant conductive cloth and a manufacturing method thereof. The method includes the steps of providing a conductive cloth interwoven by natural fibers or artificial fibers and containing a metal layer, and forming at least one colored resin-coating layer on the metal layer of the conductive cloth by means of blade coating, wherein the surface of the resin-coating layer does not exceed the intersections of warp yarns and weft yarns of the conductive cloth. The conductive cloth of the present invention has the characteristics of colored appearance, artificial or environmental contamination resistance, and low surface resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng-Chang Chang, Hsin-Feng Cho, Jian-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 7053013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an X-ray absorbing material that can be used in medicine as well as in the manufacture of special protective clothing, protective screens, housings, protective coatings and isolation materials. In a first embodiment, the material uses as a filler a poly-dispersed mixture, segregated by kneading and containing metallic particles having a size between 10?9 and 10?3 m, wherein the particles are bonded to the surface of a textile base. The density of the material is defined by the relation qN=(0.01–0.020) qP, where qN is filler. In a second embodiment, the invention uses as a filler the above mixture, although here the particles are surrounded by the volume of a matrix made of a compound that solidifies under atmospheric pressure. The total mass of the poly-dispersed and segregated mixture is defined by the relation M=(0.05–0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Igor Stepanovitch Nosov, Vladimir Ivanovich Tkatchenko, Valeriy Anatolievich Ivanov, Valeriy Ivanovich Petchenkin, Stanislav Yurivich Sokolov
  • Patent number: 6946413
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wet-wipe comprising a non-woven composite elastic material comprising a non-woven elastic layer; and a non-woven gatherable layer. The gatherable layer is bonded to the elastic layer at at least two points; and is gathered between the bonded points. These wet-wipes have a softer more cloth like feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lange, Kenneth B. Close, David J. Baer, Charles A. Smith, Richard C. Beck
  • Patent number: 6881904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a material for shielding electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) between a, electrical conductor or bundle of conductors and the environment. The material comprises a heat-shrinkable woven fabric coated with a conductive material. Specifically, the material can be used as a jacket heat-shrinkable to fit with any sized wire, cable, data or signal line, antenna, or other electrical conductor. A method of making the material is also discussed. In the method, a heat-shrinkable woven fabric is coated with a conductive slurry. When the slurry is dried, a conductive material is deposited on the surface of the heat-shrinkable woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Emil Millas, Albert Chiapetta, Frank St. John
  • Patent number: 6881689
    Abstract: A product having a metal-fabric joint includes forming a fabric anchoring component by casting a low melting point yet high compressive strength material into a cavity in a metal component. The product includes (a) a metal housing including an interior entrance, at least first and second opposed interior walls, and an interior end opposite the interior entrance, the at least first and second opposed interior walls and the interior end defining an interior cavity; (b) a fabric; (c) a fabric anchor assembly; and (d) a castable material disposed in the interior cavity so as to envelop the fabric and the fabric anchor assembly. A method of fabricating the product includes the steps of (a) anchoring the fabric with the fabric anchor assembly; (b) inserting the anchored fabric in the interior cavity; (c) providing the interior cavity with the castable material so as to envelop the anchored fabric; and (d) solidifying the castable material to a cast material so as to form the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: ILC Dover LP
    Inventor: Donald R. Cohee
  • Patent number: 6881506
    Abstract: The invention is a new heat and fire resistant material and an improved wildland fire shelter and kit. The material is made of a woven silica-based cloth layered in several possible combinations with foil and fiberglass cloth layers. The layers can be arranged in a variety of sequences to minimize the thermal radiation to the inside of the material or shelter. However, a foil layer must always be the outermost layer to provide protection from radiant heat and a layer of foil must be present between the interior of the shelter or material and any layer of adhesive to limit accumulation of gases inside the shelter if the adhesive or other substance should break down when exposed to heat. The silica cloth, aluminum foil, and fiberglass cloth may be laminated or sewn together. The shape of the fire shelter is a half cylinder with ¼ sphere at each end. The shelter is contained in an easy-open polyvinyl bag which provides for quick removal and deployment of the fire shelter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignees: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, The Governors of the University of Alberta
    Inventors: Leslie Leah Anderson, Mary Ann Davies, Anthony Clement Petrilli, Mark Y. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 6878649
    Abstract: A low-emission skin material of the present invention comprises a decorative layer made of a fibrous substance comprising 60% by weight or more of bright fiber based on the total weight of the fibrous substance; a reflective layer laminated to the decorative layer and capable of reflecting visible radiation, near-infrared radiation, mid-infrared radiation and far-infrared radiation; and a support layer laminated to the reflective layer to support the reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Harata, Hiroki Nagayama
  • Patent number: 6872673
    Abstract: A laminate and insulation board containing such laminate and a method of making the board are disclosed. The products are useful for residences and light commercial buildings. Such boards possess high strength, excellent structural integrity, and excellent oxygen and water vapor barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Edward Sider & Company
    Inventor: John J. MacAulay