Metal Or Metal-coated Strand Patents (Class 442/229)
  • Patent number: 9404233
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NICOLON CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Kevin Nelson King
  • Patent number: 9034778
    Abstract: Electrically conductive paths are positioned in and extend transversely across the width of the backing of strips of wrapping material. The electrically conductive paths provide means for conducting electrical current through spirally wrapped protective materials from the surrounding earth to voids formed adjacent the overlapped edges of the wrapping material and thus permit cathodic protection for pipe surfaces exposed to voids formed as a result of improper application or bonding failures of the wrapping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Polyguard Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Muncaster, Richard Norsworthy
  • Patent number: 9005741
    Abstract: Fabric has a printed pattern with a base color and at least one design color. The design color has a plurality of irregular, non-repeating spots. The printed pattern is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by a light responsive device. The fabric also includes metal extending throughout. The metal is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by an infrared, heat responsive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Erik H. Hoffer, Clint Meyers
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140270595
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system is provided for both (1) decreasing electrostatic discharges to reduce the potential for incendiary discharges caused by electrostatic charges in flexible containers such as flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) and (2) decreasing the induction on isolated conductors nearby the container to reduce the potential for incendiary discharges from the isolated conductors
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Texene LLC
    Inventors: Paul Holdstock, Carlos Echeverria
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20140217757
    Abstract: An impact beam (40) comprises a polymer matrix and a reinforcing structure, the structure comprises a number of metal reinforcing cords (22) and non-metal elongated binding elements (26) or non-metal coated elongated binding elements arranged between the cords for holding the metal reinforcing cords together. Each of the metal cords has a metallic cross-sectional area Ametal, and the ratio of the metallic area Ametal to the area of the circumscribed circle (TTdcord2/4) is at least 0.60. The metal cords further have a non chemically binding with the matrix, and non-metal elongated binding elements or non-metal coated elongated binding elements have a chemical bond with said polymer matrix. By not having a mechanical interlocking and a non chemically binding with the matrix, the whole metal cord is stressed and not a local point while in the latter case the metal cord would locally break due to the very high impact forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Erwin Lokere, Jeroen Gallens, Veerle Van Wassenhove, Hendrik Rommel
  • Patent number: 8722166
    Abstract: Presented herein is a safety device for use by first responders and search and rescue teams (e.g., rescue personnel). In one arrangement, the device allows for safely extricating occupants from vehicle wreckage. In one arrangement, the safety device may be adhered to glass to permit breaking and removal of such glass without harming the occupants of the vehicle. In another arrangement, the safety device may be utilized to adhere over and cover sharp edges, which may cause injury to rescue personnel and/or victims during removal from a vehicle or other wreckage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Protecto Wrap Company
    Inventor: John R. Hopkins
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140030948
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a method for producing a composition, comprising: heating a first material comprising an amorphous alloy to a first temperature; and contacting the first material with a second material comprising at least one fiber to form a composition comprising the first material and the second material; wherein the first temperature is higher than or equal to a glass transition temperature (Tg) of the amorphous alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LIQUIDMETAL COATINGS LLC
    Inventors: Choongnyun P. KIM, John KANG
  • Publication number: 20130320076
    Abstract: The security packaging device according to the invention consists of a known cut-resistant textile structure having integrated conductive thread layers which, in the event of mechanical loading, trigger an alarm signal. When cut-resistant knitted spacer fabrics are used, the inner surfaces of the top side and the entire underside or the inner surfaces thereof are conductive. Additional weft insertion threads, which are parallel to the spacer threads, are arranged as spacers between the top side and underside, in order to prevent any unintentional contact if pressure is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: HARALD KATSCHKE
  • Publication number: 20130303242
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile surface for at least partially absorbing electromagnetic waves. The textile surface comprises textile elements, such as threads or fibers, of at least first and second types. The textile elements of the first and second types have electrical-conduction properties. Each textile element of the first type comprises a synthetic-material core coated with a first metal. The textile elements of the second type are made of a second metal. The invention also relates to a textile material comprising at least two textile surfaces, and to a protective device comprising a textile surface or a textile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CALICEA
    Inventor: Christian Mouleyre
  • 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: 8535381
    Abstract: There is disclosed a gold surface for the catalytic release of hydrogen from an alkane thiol. More specifically, the present disclosure provides a large surface area of gold on a carbon fiber scaffold that does not contain any sublayers of metals that can block the catalytic release of hydrogen from alkane thiols or form other reactions that remove the sulfur moiety from alkane thiol. There is further disclosed a method for forming a gold surface onto woven carbon fiber sheets wherein no sublayer or other intermediate material is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Asemblon, Inc.
    Inventors: David O'Connor, Robert Nelson
  • Patent number: 8536075
    Abstract: A textile thread or fiber has a plurality of elements, such as electronic elements, embedded or encapsulated therein. The textile thread or fiber could also be part of a fabric article. The textile thread or fiber, for example, has the plurality of elements interconnected, or otherwise intercommunicating, with one another to form a signal processing system. This signal processing system may include, for example, a personal computer system, a personal telecommunications transmitter/receiver system or a personal television and/or radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Noel Leonard
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8524620
    Abstract: A method of forming an exterior surface protective structure (12) for an aircraft (10) includes uniting a loaded surfacer (52) having a carrier (51) to a hybrid prepreg substrate (32). The prepreg substrate (32) includes a carbon fabric (44) with an integral conductive component (48) having conductivity with in a metal conductivity range and is united to a base substrate (30). The loaded surfacer (52) and the prepreg substrate (32) are cured, which includes interfacially adhering matter between the loaded surfacer (52) and the prepreg substrate (32). A protective fabric system (12) for an exterior (14) of an aircraft (10) includes the base substrate (30). The hybrid prepreg substrate (32) is coupled to the base substrate (30). The loaded surfacer (52) with the carrier (51) is interfacially adhered to the prepreg substrate (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Arlene McKeeman Brown
  • Publication number: 20130137327
    Abstract: An anti-interference cover made of a compound material for an electronic product has a fiber fabric. The fiber fabric is made of a compound material to take the form of a case, and has at least one unblocking area, each one of the at least one unblocking area having multiple non-conductive fibers interwoven and aligned longitudinally and transversely, and multiple conductive fibers interwoven and aligned longitudinally and transversely and not covered by the at least one unblocking area. When the cover is assembled with an electronic product, the at least one unblocking area of the cover allows electromagnetic wave transmitted and received by communication components to pass therethrough, thereby preventing blocking signals and providing a cover with high strength, thin profile and light weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: KAI-HSI TSENG
  • Patent number: 8393116
    Abstract: An elevated platform system includes a base support structure and a plurality of fiber reinforced polymer composite panels. The base support structure includes pilings secured to a ground surface and attachment cradles coupled to the pilings. The attachment cradles are in electrical continuity with the ground surface. The fiber reinforced polymer composite panels include a panel body portion, fibrous material surrounding the panel body portion, a non-conductive matrix forming at least a portion of an outer-most layer of the fiber reinforced polymer composite panel, and an electrically-conductive layer at least partially embedded in the non-conductive matrix. The fiber reinforced polymer composite panels are coupled to the attachment cradles, such that the electrically-conductive layer of the fiber reinforced polymer composite panel is in electrical continuity with the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Composite Advantage, LLC, Canadian Mat Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Reeve, Andrew K. Loff, Shawn Beamish
  • Publication number: 20120321832
    Abstract: An extruded oriented thermo-plastic polymeric element for industrial textiles, and textiles comprising polymeric elements. The polymeric elements are constructed of a material selected from yarn material, fiber material and film, and comprise a thermoplastic polymer, and at least one dry lubricant, selected from molybdenum disulphide, tungsten disulphide, boron nitride, and a soft metal, the dry lubricant comprising particulate matter having an average particle size between about 0.05? and about 100?, and present in the polymeric element in an amount from between about 0.1% and about 10% parts by weight, based on a total weight of the polymeric element. The polymeric elements can be used as yarns in woven and non woven textiles, and as seaming elements. The polymeric elements provide increased abrasion resistance in industrial textiles, and reduced co-efficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Makepeace
  • 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: 8282232
    Abstract: The invention discloses an illuminating textile article including a diode-based lighting device and a textile body. The diode-based lighting device has M contact points where M is an integer equal to or larger than 2. The textile body is constituted by N conductive yarns and at least one non-conductive yarn where N is an integer equal to or larger than 2, and provides M? conductive exposed portions of the conductive yarns which are separated by the at least one non-conductive yarn from one another. Each of the M contact points corresponds to one of the M? conductive exposed portions and is fixed to the corresponding conductive exposed portion. The conductive yarns provide terminals for electric connection of a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Fu-biau Hsu
    Inventors: Fu-Biau Hsu, Chun-Jung Kuo
  • Publication number: 20120251837
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inflammable mat board for an architecture and a method for manufacturing the same, and in particular to a mat board which is characterized in that in an inflammable mat board for architecture, a mat shaped board is manufactured in such a way that a metallic thread made from an iron, a nonferrous metal, a waste can and a waste tin plate, etc. is tangled like a cotton ball in a thin sheet shape, so it is possible to recycle materials, and an inflammability can be enhanced, and a heat insulation effect can be maximized, and a recycling rate can be enhanced in terms of a material management, and the production of wastes can be advantageously minimized, thus contributing a lot to a green growth policy of the world.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: Sung-Min, G & G CO., LTD
    Inventor: Sung-Min Na
  • 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: 8192316
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a drive belt such as a transport or synchronous or power transmission belt with an elastomeric belt body having a drive side and a back side, a tensile member embedded in the belt body, and an anti-static, wear-resistant, covering fabric on at least one of the drive and back side. The anti-static fabric includes a nonconductive natural or synthetic polymeric fiber and a conductive fiber. The conductive fiber is a synthetic polymeric fiber with a conductive metallic coating. The metallic coating may be silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Gewald Marc
  • Publication number: 20120118453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid steel-textile reinforcement ply for tires comprising at least one continuous steel cord (2), and at least one textile yarn (3), wherein the continuous steel cord (2) is weft inserted in the textile yarn (3) essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the weft direction and wherein the steel cord (2) in the reinforcement ply (1) has continuous edges (4) as well as to a method for producing such a reinforcement ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Gabrielle Milly Pax, Javier Del Rio Rodriguez, Patrick Dekeyzer
  • Publication number: 20120117708
    Abstract: An antimicrobial woven fabric having interwoven silver threads in manufacturing antimicrobial medical garments including tunics, gowns, coveralls, jackets, scrub tops, scrub pants, lab coats, footwear covers, linens, curtains and dividers wherein the woven fabric is selected from one or more of cotton, wool, silk, hemp, polyester, polypropylene, spandex and nylon, preferably the fabric is a blend of cotton and polyester fibers, with the medical garments providing for a garment closure, such as a zipper, extending approximately from a top front of the garment to a bottom front of the garment for opening said garment; and a plurality of pockets on a front portion of said garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Vincent Trapani
  • 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: 20110168424
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas F. Burke, James E. Haller
  • 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
  • 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: 7901756
    Abstract: The invention provides a functional stretch laminate composite puckered fabric which is robust, laundry-durable and adaptable for securing about any three dimensional body, and a method for forming such puckered fabric. The functional stretch laminate fabric is provided with at least one functional element which can conduct electricity, conduct light, provide electromagnetic fields or provide shielding from electromagnetic fields. Generally, the functional stretch laminate fabric is sufficiently robust for incorporation into garments and for applications in so-called wearable electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Textronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey B. Burr, Claudia Schultze, Roger Armitage
  • Publication number: 20110026864
    Abstract: A sliding material includes a sliding surface member, a base member made of a material different from the sliding surface member, a bonding material layer disposed between the sliding surface member and the base member so as to bond the sliding surface member and the base member, and a sheet member made of an electromagnetic induction heating material. The sliding material is manufactured by bonding the sliding surface member and the base member by heating and melting the bonding material layer through electromagnetic induction heating of the sheet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Long Than Trong, Yuuji Hisazato, Satoshi Namba, Kazuma Mukai
  • 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: 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: 20100223717
    Abstract: There are disclosed fire resistant threads and fabrics comprising an intimate blend of natural and synthetic fibers. In embodiments the blends may comprise between 50% and about 98% of the natural fibers. The fabrics disclosed may further comprise conductive and/or strengthening filaments which may be disposed on one side of the fabric. The fabrics may have a reduced surface resistance and may be formed into garments. Methods for making the threads and fabrics are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Davis LLP
    Inventors: David R. Foy, Yuan Tan
  • Patent number: 7772142
    Abstract: In a protective material (liner, edge cover, and packing tape) formed by laminating a metal mesh and sheets, even if inexpensive sheets instead of high-strength fiber sheets are used, the integration between the sheets and the metal mesh is increased, the stitches of the metal mesh are prevented from misaligned, and sufficient cut resistance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Major Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Kawano, Nobuyoshi Shimura
  • Publication number: 20100197184
    Abstract: A conformable protective layer, such as a fabric or covering, adapted for overlaying an object or space, and presenting a condition, such as a geometric configuration or stiffness, includes at least one shape memory alloy, electroactive polymer, or similar active material based actuator operable to undergo a reversible change when exposed to and/or removed from an external signal, and is configured such that the change is operable to autonomously modify the condition, or facilitate placement and removal of the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan L. Browne, Nancy L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20100189980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet-like composite (10) comprising at least two groups of elements (12, 14) which each have a greater span in their longitudinal direction (22, 24) than in a direction extending transversely to the longitudinal direction (24, 22), wherein the elements (12) of a first group are flexurally rigid and are arranged with their longitudinal direction (22) extending obliquely, and in particular transversely, to the longitudinal direction (24) of the elements (14) of a second group, and wherein at least some of the elements (12) of the first group have a wooden surface constituting a non-metallic surface, characterized in that the sheet-like composition (10) is embodied as a fabric, in that the elements (12) of the first group form the weft of the sheet-like composite (10), and in that the elements (14) of the second group form the warp of said composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: ANDREAS KUFFERATH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jens Glittenberg, Holger Wermers
  • 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: 20100140439
    Abstract: A mechanical structure is provided with a crystalline superelastic alloy that is characterized by an average grain size and that is characterized by a martensitic phase transformation resulting from a mechanical stress input greater than a characteristic first critical stress. A configuration of the superelastic alloy is provided with a geometric structural feature of the alloy that has an extent that is no greater than about 200 micrometers and that is no larger than the average grain size of the alloy. This geometric feature is configured to accept a mechanical stress input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Christopher A. Schuh, Jose M. San Juan, Ying Chen
  • Publication number: 20100075558
    Abstract: A solvent-free multilayer laminated material comprises a lower substrate layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer or a mixture of thermoplastic polymers, an intermediate layer arranged thereon and comprising a flexible material, a further fibrous intermediate layer comprising plastic, which is provided with an adhesive material and an upper layer comprising metal, comprising plastic or comprising wood or wood-like materials. It does surprisingly not show any deformation even under exposure to temperatures of about 80° C. over a period of up to 40 days and can be used for the production of articles of furniture, floor coverings, wall panels or shaped articles for the electrical, construction or automotive industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Klaus Müller, Ines Schwarz
  • Patent number: 7682996
    Abstract: A screen includes three or four layers of woven metal screen cloth. The coarsest of these layers is a structural layer includes threads which are woven into the cloth with surfaces which are fusible below a temperature at which the other layers of screen cloth are heat affected. These woven threads include each of the threads in the coarse screen cloth with the coated threads being wire with fusible polypropylene or polyethylene coatings. The cloth could alternatively be coated or a fusible grid used between screens instead. A support layer above the structural layer may include a woven metal screen with woven elements which are either coated with fusible material or are solidly of fusible material woven periodically therethrough in at least one direction. A fusible grid could alternatively be employed. Screens are laminated with one or two fine mesh screens heated on the support woven screen cloth with fusible surfaces to locate the fusible material in the finer cloths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Brian S. Carr
  • Publication number: 20100021682
    Abstract: Methods are provided for making a composite material that includes (a) providing at least one sheet which includes woven or non-woven glass fibers, carbon fibers, aramid fibers, or nanoscale fibers; and (b) stitching a plurality of stitches of a thermally conductive fiber through the at least one sheet in a Z-axis direction to form paths of higher conductivity through the sheet of material to increase its thermal conductivity in the Z-axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Zhiyong Liang, Ben Wang, Chun Zhang, Michael M. Zimmer
  • Patent number: 7618906
    Abstract: A window membrane is permeable to electromagnetic radiation, especially soft X-rays. It comprises a film (201) and a metallic reinforcement mesh (202) attached to the film (201). A preferable way of attaching the metallic reinforcement mesh (202) to the film is to use a positive-working photosensitive glue (204) and allow the reinforcement mesh (202) to act as the exposure mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Oxford Instruments Analytical Oy
    Inventor: Tomi Meilahti
  • Patent number: 7592276
    Abstract: A woven article comprises a plurality of electrically insulating and/or electrically conductive yarn in the warp and a plurality of electrically insulating and/or electrically conductive yarn in the weft interwoven with the yarn in the warp. A functional yarn in the warp and/or the weft comprises an elongate substrate including at least one electrical conductor and at least one electronic device thereon, wherein the at least one electrical conductor provides directly and/or indirectly an electrical contact for connecting to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Gregory Hill, Seth Trotz, George Herbert Needham Riddle, Ponnusamy Palanisamy, Joseph M. Carpinelli, Dennis L. Matthies
  • 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