Woven Fabric Including An Additional Woven Fabric Layer Patents (Class 442/239)
  • Patent number: 10612186
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a curved cellular structure includes making an expandable fiber structure by multilayer weaving between layers of warp yarns and layers of weft yarns, the structure having zones of non-interlinking extending in the thickness of the structure, the non-interlinking zones spaced apart from one another by portions of interlinking between layers of weft yarns, the portions of interlinking offset by one or more weft yarns in a direction parallel to the direction of the layers of weft yarns between each series of these planes; impregnating the fiber structure with a resin; expanding the fiber structure on support tooling to form a cell in the fiber structure at each zone of non-interlinking, the tooling also presenting a curved shape corresponding to the shape of the cellular structure that is to be fabricated; and polymerizing the resin of the fiber structure to form a curved cellular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN CERAMICS
    Inventors: Stéphanie Fouquet, Sébastien Jimenez, Eric Philippe, François Charleux
  • Patent number: 9868265
    Abstract: One or more layers of structured thermoplastic polymer, such as a light weight veil of thermoplastic polymer fibers, are located within the interleaf zone of laminates that are composed of fibrous layers and thermosetting resin. The thermoplastic veils are used in the interleaf zones as a replacement for thermoplastic toughening particles. The structured thermoplastic polymer may be coated with a conductive material to improve electrical conductivity through the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites, Limited
    Inventors: Martin Simmons, Dana Blair, Steve Mortimer
  • Patent number: 9706810
    Abstract: A spacer textile material having at least a portion of multiple tensile strands located together between a first layer and a second layer of the spacer textile material, where the first layer and second layer have been joined together to form channels in which the tensile strands move freely. The tensile strands may be disposed in the spacer textile material together or they may separate into different portions of the spacer textile. Further, the spacer textile material having channels with multiple tensile strands may be incorporated into an article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Lysandre Follet, Douglas A. Beye, Daniel A. Podhajny
  • Publication number: 20150099103
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes composite materials and/or aircraft components. A method is disclosed for fabricating a composite component with varying properties for at least one of the following: along its length, through its thickness, radially, or in isolated areas. The embodiments may be used with Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), Resin Film infusion (RFI), and/or Pre-Impregnated Fabric (Pre-Preg).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Duncan, Donald Rodger Hudson
  • Publication number: 20150038041
    Abstract: Multi-functional and high-performing fabric comprising a first layer of yarns woven to form the fabric wherein the yarns comprise at least one unitary graphene-based continuous graphitic fiber comprising at least 90% by weight of graphene planes that are chemically bonded with one another having an inter-planar spacing d002 from 0.3354 nm to 0.4 nm as determined by X-ray diffraction and an oxygen content less than 5% by weight. A majority of the graphene planes in such a continuous graphitic fiber are parallel to one another and parallel to a fiber axis direction. The graphitic fiber contains no core-shell structure, has no helically arranged graphene domains or domain boundaries, and has a porosity level less than 5% by volume, more typically less than 2%, and most typically less than 1% (practically pore-free).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Publication number: 20150004360
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substantially laminary manufacture comprising 2 substantially laminary layers in contact, wherein the layers comprise a woven, hydrophilic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Ynze Mengerink, Johannes Helena Michael Mommers, Jun Qiu
  • Patent number: 8883658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a translucent composite and a method for producing the translucent composite. The invention includes a plurality of composite materials laid on top of one another and bonded to each other in the region of the bonding surfaces, and includes at least one light transmitting textile, which extends from one side of the composite to the other opposite side of the composite, and is embedded between the bonding surfaces with the composites firmly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Litwork, GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Fischer
  • Patent number: 8864424
    Abstract: Described herein is a protected container employed to prevent soil erosion. The protected container is a geotextile container having a debris shield disposed thereon. The debris shield protects the integrity of the geotextile container by providing a strike barrier which has air and water flow capabilities. The debris shield is a composite fabric comprising a woven protective layer having abrasion resistance and a woven three-dimensional layer which provides impact dampening and energy dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nicolon Corporation
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Tommy Spikes, Chris Timpson
  • Publication number: 20140273696
    Abstract: Dimensionally stable open woven fabrics formed from a plurality of high tenacity warp elongate bodies interwoven and bonded with a plurality of transversely disposed, high tenacity weft elongate bodies, composite articles formed therefrom, and to a continuous process for forming the composite articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: THOMAS TAM, MARK BENJAMIN BOONE, ASHOK BHATNAGAR
  • 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
  • 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: 8703632
    Abstract: Building board for use as a carrier for a surface cladding of ceramic tiles, a stucco, or a thin-layer trowel mortar, on or in buildings, in which on a moisture-resistant and moisture-sealed foam-material core layer, there is glued on both sides a water-resistant paper web or thin plastic web, onto which webs in each case a web of nonwoven fabric or of a knitted or loom-knitted woven fabric is glued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Schlueter-Systems KG
    Inventor: Werner Schlueter
  • Publication number: 20140087614
    Abstract: Provided is a thermosetting resin composition that contains 40 to 80 parts by volume of an inorganic filler with respect to 100 parts by volume of thermosetting resin solids and the inorganic filler. The inorganic filler contains (A) at least one type of particles selected from among gibbsite-type aluminum hydroxide particles and magnesium hydroxide particles having an average particle size (D50) of 1 to 15 ?m; (B) aluminum oxide particles having an average particle size (D50) of 1.5 ?m or less; and (C) a molybdenum compound, and the blending ratios (by volume) of the component (A), the component (B) and the component (C) with respect to 100% as the total amount of inorganic filler are component (A): 30 to 70%, component (B): 1 to 40%, and component (C): 1 to 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuda, Mitsuyoshi Nishino, Kiyotaka Komori
  • Publication number: 20140080376
    Abstract: A polymer matrix composites is formed from a preform layup from a plurality of fibers and is optionally tackified on its surface with a resin. The preform layup is placed in a vacuum bag and resin is flowed into the bag to infuse the layup to form a resin filled layup, then heated to increase the viscosity of the resin. The vacuum bag is vented to remove residual resin and/or entrapped gas, applying pressure to the preform layup in the bag to consolidate the layup to the target fiber volume, and the resin is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Jalowka
  • Publication number: 20140030582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an EMF-screened plastic-organic sheet hybrid structural component, preferably a battery housing, and to its use in motor vehicles, preferably in electrically powered motor vehicles or hybrid motor vehicles, the abbreviation EMF meaning electromagnetic field(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Julian Haspel, Jürgen Selig
  • Patent number: 8623774
    Abstract: A printing blanket construction is provided which includes a reinforcing fabric ply comprised of a weft insertion fabric or a heavy gauge fabric, where the reinforcing fabric ply provides all of the necessary tensioning properties to the blanket. The use of the reinforcing fabric ply eliminates the need for additional reinforcing fabric plies in the blanket construction, and provides high tensile strength, low stretch, and resistance to gauge loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Byers, W. Toriran Flint, Samuel R. Shuman, Tony W. Koons
  • Publication number: 20130344278
    Abstract: Described is a single or multilayer mattress or pillow cover fabric (1, 10) with at least one knitted or woven layer made of a polyester yarn, with the knitted or woven layer being knitted or woven entirely from an antimony-free polyester yarn. Further described is a mattress or pillow cover and a protective mattress or pillow pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BODET & HORST GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20130309442
    Abstract: Structural members and methods for forming structural members are provided. A structural member includes a body portion and a locally reinforced portion. The body portion is formed from a long fiber thermoplastic material, the long fiber thermoplastic material including a plurality of long fibers dispersed in a thermoplastic resin. The locally reinforced portion is formed from a continuous fiber thermoplastic material overmolded by the long fiber thermoplastic material, the continuous fiber thermoplastic material including a plurality of continuous fibers dispersed in a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Ticona LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ruby, David Eastep, Daniel Grauer
  • Publication number: 20130243985
    Abstract: A two- or more ply flat woven textile in which a texture A including a yarn A and a texture B including a yarn B are interwoven, wherein the yarn A and the yarn B are both a warp yarn or both a weft yarn, and shrinkage percentage of the yarn A (SA (%)) and shrinkage percentage of the yarn B (SB (%)) satisfies a specific range. The woven textile, when heat is applied, is spontaneously formed into a tube with a sufficient overlap in the circumferential direction. The tube provides easy insertion of lead wires and is able to protect the lead wires reliably without exposing the inserted lead wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Furuta, Hiroshi Tsuchikura
  • Patent number: 8535784
    Abstract: One embodiment of a composite part comprises a curved elongated section comprising a plurality of stacked reinforcement layers. The stacked reinforcement layers in the curved elongated section comprise at least one of non-continuous woven fabric and non-continuous reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Donald C. Darrow, Michael R. Anderson, Michael A. Lee, Kurtis S. Willden
  • 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: 20130215628
    Abstract: A laminate with superior thermal conductivity, heat resistance, drill workability, and fire retardancy is provided. In a prepreg obtained by impregnating a woven or nonwoven fabric base with a thermosetting resin composition, the thermosetting resin composition contains 80 to 200 parts by volume of an inorganic filler per 100 parts by volume of a thermosetting resin, the inorganic filler contains (A) gibbsite type aluminum hydroxide particles having an average particle diameter (D50) of 2 to 15 ?m and (B) magnesium oxide having an average particle diameter (D50) of 0.5 to 15 ?m, and a compounding ratio (volume ratio) of the gibbsite type aluminum hydroxide particles (A) to the magnesium oxide (B) is 1:0.3 to 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsuda, Kiyotaka Komori, Akiyoshi Nozue, Takayuki Suzue, Mitsuyoshi Nishino, Toshiyuki Asahi, Naoyuki Tani, Yoshito Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 8486847
    Abstract: A fabric having moisture management function, which has a structure simulating plant structure and comprises at least two layers as follows: a bottom layer, which is of a leno or matt structure simulating main stem of plant, in which a number of yarns are grouped together to form a plurality of fabric units; said bottom layer can be adapted to be in contact with human skin; a top layer, which is of a plain weave structure, in which the yarns of said fabric unit further split in the top layer to form such a plain weave structure, simulating the branching in plant structure; wherein, in said fabric, water can be transported from the bottom layer to the middle layer and further to the top layer where it evaporates due to the improved capillarity of the yarns so as to provide better moisture management function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Jintu Fan, Yu-cheung Szeto, Manas Kumar Sarkar
  • Publication number: 20130143460
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a durable, wear resistant composite fabric. In one exemplary embodiment the composite fabric comprises an outer layer of a woven synthetic fabric, and a backing layer of a woven fabric made from high tenacity fibers. The backing layer may be consolidated with the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: TYR TACTICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • 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: 20130037248
    Abstract: A fabric for thermal management including the cooling of an object, such as a person's skin. The fabric is formed of a plurality of functional zones arranged to extend the period of cooling without the use of artificial cooling chemicals. The functional zones include one or more of three different functional zone types. The first type diverts moisture. The second type retains and stores moisture. The third type absorbs moisture. One of the functional zones may be punched to create perforations to provide fabric flexibility and to assist in liquid diversion from within the fabric. An anchor system facilitates retention of the fabric on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: TEMPNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: TEMPNOLOGY LLC
  • 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: 20120309244
    Abstract: This electrolyte material for an electrically controllable device having variable optical/energy properties is in the form of a self-supported layer intended to be placed between two layers of electroactive material, and comprises or consists of a matrix which is capable of maintaining the mechanical strength thereof and in which are inserted ionic charges capable of allowing, under the action of a current, oxidation and reduction reactions in adjacent layers of electroactive material. The ionic charges are within the matrix in the solubilized state, solubilized by a solubilization liquid (L). The matrix is chosen to provide the percolation pathway for the ionic charges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Samuel Solarski, Fabienne Piroux
  • Publication number: 20120307338
    Abstract: An electroactive material, in the form of a self-supported layer, comprising: a matrix, which maintains the mechanical strength of the electroactive material; and an electroactive system, which is inserted in the matrix and comprises an electroactive organic compound (ea1+), an electroactive organic compound (ea2), a solubilization liquid (L), and ionic charges present as ionic salt or acid, wherein the electroactive compounds (ea1+ & ea2) and the ionic charges are in the solubilization liquid (L), wherein the matrix comprises a textile sheet (TS) or on a stack of sheets comprising the textile sheet (TS), and wherein the mineral fibers of the matrix and the solubilization liquid (L) have indices that are substantially equal, with a difference of at most 0.1. In addition, an electrically controllable device having variable optical properties, comprising the electroactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Samuel Solarski, Fabienne Piroux, Gilles Bokobza
  • Patent number: 8318318
    Abstract: A web comprising a layer of crosslinked cellulosic fiber overlaid on and integral with at least one layer of regenerated cellulose fiber. The crosslinked cellulosic fiber can be sandwiched between two regenerated cellulose fiber layers. The regenerated cellulose can be viscose or lyocell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Mengkui Luo, David George Unrau
  • Publication number: 20120276348
    Abstract: Resilient flooring materials made from impregnated papers or foils and core materials are provided. As well, the methods for producing such products are provided. In particular, panels, with a layered structure, created by forming an assembly which consists of laminating a heat-activated resin impregnated decorative layer with printed graphics or a wood veneer decorative layer, a core material made up of one or more heat-activated resin-impregnated papers or other materials including linoleum, natural or synthetic rubber, cork, flexible natural fiber composites or other core materials, and a heat-activated resin impregnated paper backing layer. The heat-activated resin also acts to waterproof each of the layers and abrasion particles may be incorporated to improve wear properties. The panels may also be formed into three-dimensional products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Robert N. Clausi, Salvatore A. Diloreto
  • Patent number: 8298648
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of insert elements. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The insert elements are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the insert elements may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David Turner, Jorge E. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20120270009
    Abstract: A high-quality multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material having excellent mechanical properties and drapeability in which a thermoplastic resin excellent in recycling efficiency and shock resistance is used as a matrix. A thermoplastic-resin multilayer reinforced molding formed of the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material, in which the high quality and the mechanical properties are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Kazumasa KAWABE
  • Patent number: 8293665
    Abstract: An antiballistic article comprising a plurality of fabric layers of fibers with a strength of at least 1100 MPa according to ASTM D-885 is proposed, whereby there are at least two groups of areas with different textile densities within at least one fabric layer. Areas of a first group have a textile density of 8% to 31% according to Walz and areas of a second group have a textile density of 32% to 80% according to Walz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid GmbH
    Inventors: Rudiger Hartert, Christian Bottger
  • Patent number: 8293666
    Abstract: A bonded structure for use in a garment, comprising at least two mutually interbonded interlining fabrics, wherein the interlining fabrics each include warp yarns and weft yarns and wherein the interlining fabrics are next to each other, such that the structure has high shape stability even after repeated washing and drying operations, wherein the warp yarns of the first interlining fabric are at least partly in a parallel arrangement with the warp yarns of a second interlining fabric, or in that part of the warp yarns of a first interlining fabric are oriented at an angle in the range from 45 ° to 90 ° in relation to the warp yarns of a second interlining fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Frank Heiler, Matthias Ley, Peter Grynaeus, Steffen Kremser
  • Patent number: 8287984
    Abstract: The invention concerns an under-roof screen (100) comprising: a first layer (102) produced from a first metallic or metallized material forming a thermal reflection barrier; a second layer (108) produced from a second woven material bonded to the first layer (102); a third layer (106) produced from a third insulating material and bonded to the second layer (108); and a fourth layer (104) produced from a fourth metallic or metallized material forming a thermal reflection barrier and bonded to the third layer (106); the first layer (102) and the second layer (108) being provided with micro-perforations (110) providing permeability to water vapor and impermeability to water and the fourth layer (104) being provided with perforations (112) providing permeability to water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Loda S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Patrick Grall
  • Publication number: 20120258642
    Abstract: A carbon fiber woven fabric includes a plurality of yarns each comprising a plurality of carbon fibers bundled together; a plurality of surrounding textiles each securely surrounding the yarn to form a carbon filament; a base textile for supporting a plurality of the carbon filaments thereon; and a top textile fastened on both the base textile and the carbon filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Yao-Tang Chuang
  • Publication number: 20120244772
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a multi-layer thermal protective fabric including a first layer having at least some yarns having flame resistant properties, a second layer adjacent the first layer, and a least one cross link yarn securing the first layer to the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: BARRDAY INC.
    Inventor: Jason Douglas ELDER
  • Patent number: 8252705
    Abstract: A bi-layer, woven geotextile fabric has interwoven first and second layers. The first layer is over and under woven through the second layer in a pre-determined pattern so that the first layer has portions which face a first side of the second layer and portions which face a second side of the second layer. Monofilaments in the warp direction of the first layer have a pre-determined differential heat shrinkage characteristic that is greater than the monofilaments in the warp direction of the second layer. Closed cells defined by the pattern of the over and under weave are disposed on the first and second sides of the second layer. Shrinkage of the monofilaments in the warp direction of the first layer provide for a separation of a portion of the second layer from the first layer at the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nicolon Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Nelson King, David Michael Jones, Greg L. Maxwell
  • 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: 8236711
    Abstract: A flexible spike and knife resistant composite incorporating a stack of at least ten consolidated layer groupings. Each layer grouping has a normalized stiffness of less than about 5 g/g/m2 as tested by a modified ASTM Test Method D6828-02 and contains one or two spike resistant textile layers, an adhesive layer, and one or two knife resistant textile layers. The spike resistant textile layers contain a plurality of interlocked yarns or fibers, where the yarns or fibers have a tenacity of about 8 or more grams per denier and the fiber size is less than ten denier per filament. The knife resistant textile layers contain monoaxially drawn fiber elements, where the fiber elements have an aspect ratio of greater than one and have a size greater than 100 denier per filament. The fiber elements of the knife resistant textile layer are bonded to each other or to the spike resistant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Yunzhang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120190257
    Abstract: This method, for simultaneously weaving on a loom two fabrics (42, 44) provided with piles (424, 444), comprises the steps of weaving an inner layer (FL2, FL4) and an outer layer (BL2, BL4) for each distance fabric, binding the inner and outer layers with connecting warp yarns (401-404) extending between the inner and outer layers, weaving pile warp yarns (501, 502) between the distance fabrics, and cutting the pile yarns. During weaving, the inner and outer layers of each distance fabric are kept apart by respective lancet means (202, 204). Moreover, for each pick (P1-P13) and for each connecting warp yarn (401-404) and each pile warp yarn (501, 502), one selects on the basis of the information relating to the layer (BL2, FL2, BL4, FL4) in which said warp yarn has been interlaced in the previous pick, on the basis of the shedding pattern and amongst several predetermined positions, a position (A1-A8, B1-B12) to be taken by a shedding element (10) driving said warp yarn (401-404, 501, 502) during said pick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SCHONHERR TEXTILMASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Karsten Siebert
  • Publication number: 20120174281
    Abstract: A zoned moisture management garment is presented, which provides one-way moisture transport from a wearer's body and zones of different moisture management performance. By incorporating dissolvable yarns, removable by a printable paste, with non-dissolvable yarns of different denier per filament, zoned garments with a denier differential mechanism can be created. The zoned garment optimizes evaporative cooling and wicking zones of a garment based upon a sweat profile and contact profile of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk M. Mayer, Nathan Demarest, Rebecca P. Hurd
  • Patent number: 8206801
    Abstract: A buffer board for a treadmill includes a bamboo strip portion and an endurable slide plate. The bamboo strip portion is composed of at least one longitudinal bamboo strip and at least one transverse bamboo strip. The longitudinal bamboo strip and the transverse bamboo strip are crosswise knitted to constitute a woven bamboo plate. The woven bamboo plate can be stacked one by one to constitute a stack of woven bamboo plates in a desired thickness for enhancing the strength of the buffer board. The longitudinal bamboo strips connected side by side and the transverse bamboo strips connected side by side are stacked up to constitute a laminated bamboo board. The upper woven bamboo plate or the laminated bamboo board is attached with the endurable slide board. After being applied with a press force, the surface of the endurable slide board is formed with concave-convex massage pattern according to the pattern of the woven bamboo plate or the laminated bamboo board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Huang-Tung Chang
  • Patent number: 8192317
    Abstract: A reinforced conveyor belt has a plurality of fabric plies. One of the plies is an interwoven ply comprised of two layers of weft cords and a plurality of warp cords interweaving through the two layers of weft cords. Each warp cord has the following repeating weave pattern of passing over at least two but not more than five weft cords in the first weft layers, passing between the two weft layers for a distance of at least two weft cords, and passing under at least two but nor more than five weft cords in the second weft layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Veyance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eun Kyung Lee, Edwin Lee Haines, Douglas Brooks Deans, Peter Earl Radding, Jenny Zhaoxia Yu
  • Publication number: 20120097353
    Abstract: A substrate for an endless belt in a papermaking machine comprising a plurality of preformed layers coated or impregnated with a polymeric or rubber material. Each preformed layer may be a textile material. At least one layer contains a matrix of preformed reinforcing components. The individual layers are first coated with a polymer resin or rubber material and then combined/stacked and cured/bonded to form the substrate of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Keith FITZPATRICK
  • Patent number: 8153539
    Abstract: A reinforcing fiber texture for a composite material part is made by multi-layer three-dimensional weaving with a satin type weave or a multiple satin type weave. The texture comprises at least three layers of weft yarns T interlaced by warp yarns C, each warp yarn taking hold in alternation of one weft yarn in n from a first layer of weft yarns and of one weft yarn in n of a second layer of weft yarns adjacent to the first, the number n being an integer not less than 3. The paths of the warp yarns are similar and they are offset in the warp direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Snecma Propulsion Solide
    Inventors: Dominique Coupe, François Charleux, Jean-Philippe Richard
  • Patent number: 8148276
    Abstract: A three-dimensional composite reinforcement, a three-dimensionally reinforced multifunctional nanocomposite, and methods of manufacture of each are disclosed. The three dimensional reinforcement comprises a two dimensional fiber cloth upon which carbon nanotubes have been grown, approximately perpendicular to the plane of the fiber cloth. The nanocomposite comprises the three-dimensional reinforcement and a surrounding matrix material. Examples illustrate improvements in the through-thickness mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of the nanocomposite, in addition to substantial improvements in geometrical stability upon temperature changes and vibrational damping, compared to baseline composites reinforced with the two-dimensional fiber cloth alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignees: University of Hawaii, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Mohammad Naghi Ghasemi Nejhad, Vinod P. Veedu, Anyuan Cao, Pulickel Ajayan, Davood Askari
  • Patent number: 8129294
    Abstract: Novel woven materials, producible by a new weaving method, are described that comprise single or doubled warps and wefts in the form of tapes that are preferably partially stabilized type of fibrous tape. These fibres are caused to occur in a non-linear arrangement during the weaving process. The non-linear fibres can be subsequently straightened by pulling the tape longitudinally. The doubled warps and wefts comprise disconnected tapes. Such separateness of constituent tapes of doubled warp and weft tapes enables them to be slid/slipped relative to each other by pulling longitudinally and laterally without causing any alteration in the woven structure. These novel fabrics solve the problem of uneven fibre distribution and orientation arising from crumples/wrinkles due to compression and stretches due to extension, at the inner and outer sides respectively, when tape-woven fabrics are curved into shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Tape Weaving Sweden AB
    Inventor: Nandan Khokar