Including Strand Which Is Stated To Have Specific Attributes (e.g., Heat Or Fire Resistance, Chemical Or Solvent Resistance, High Absorption For Aqueous Composition, Water Solubility, Heat Shrinkability, Etc.) Patents (Class 442/301)
  • Patent number: 10422056
    Abstract: A structure comprises a fabric (28) with electronic components (10, 12) mounted thereon. The fabric (28) comprises a warp and weft of fibers (30, 32), each of the warp and weft comprising a combination of electrically conducting fibers (30) and electrically non-conducting fibers (32). The electronic components (10, 12) are connected to at least one electrically conducting fiber (30). The electronic components, in a preferred embodiment comprise a plurality of end of line elements (10) and a corresponding plurality of groups of line elements (12), each group of line elements (12) connected to an end of line element (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Alexander Ulrich Douglas
  • Patent number: 10222924
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for an interactive cord with resistance touchpoints. An interactive cord includes an audio wire, and a fabric cover that covers the audio wire. The fabric cover includes at least one conductive thread integrated into the fabric cover to form at least one touchpoint at which the conductive thread makes contact with the audio wire when the touchpoint is pressed. The contact of the conductive thread with the audio wire creates a resistance value that is mapped to a control. The resistance value is based on a resistance of the conductive thread and a length of the conductive thread from a base of the interactive cord to the touchpoint. The resistance value is detectable by a controller implemented at a computing device that is coupled to the interactive cord. In response to detection of the resistance value, the controller triggers the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Karissa A. Sawyer, Seungyon Lee, Seth Raphael, Thad Eugene Starner, Jonathan Moeller
  • Patent number: 10069520
    Abstract: A multimode terminal includes a first modem chip, a second modem chip, a switch connected to both the modem chips, and at least two antennas connected to the switch. The first modem chip includes an antenna selection apparatus configured to select an optimum antenna for the first modem chip, control the switch to connect the first modem chip to the optimum antenna of the first modem chip, determine an optimum antenna of the second modem chip according to a related parameter value of a signal received or transmitted by the second modem chip, and control the switch to connect the second modem chip to the optimum antenna of the second modem chip. The second modem chip includes a measurement apparatus configured to measure the related parameter value of the signal received or transmitted by the second modem chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsingyu Lung, Chien-Jen Huang, Yuan-Hao Lan, Shengchang Shangguan, Xinwei Chen
  • Patent number: 10041197
    Abstract: A novel nonwoven material for use as a cover of bedding and furniture is disclosed. The inventive method comprises creating a layered nonwoven material, cutting one or more desired shapes from a portion of said layered nonwoven material; securely attaching a first portion of said one or more desired shapes to a second portion of said one or more desired shapes to create a cover containing an internal cavity; and placing a furniture item within said internal cavity of said cover. The furniture item is selected from a group comprising a pillow, a cushion, a mattress, and a duvet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Bobby Shokar
  • Patent number: 9758903
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester fiber that can be applied to a fabric for an airbag, and particularly, to a polyester fiber having elongation of 0.5% or more at a stress of 1.0 g/d, elongation of 4.3% or more at a stress of 4.0 g/d, and elongation of 7.5% or more at a stress of 7.0 g/d, and an initial modulus of 40 to 100 g/d, a method of preparing the same, and a fabric for an airbag prepared therefrom. Since the polyester fiber of the present invention remarkably decreases stiffness and secures superior mechanical properties, it is possible to provide superior packing properties, dimensional stability, and gas barrier effect, and to protect occupants safely by minimizing the impact applied to the occupants, when it is used for the fabric for an airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Jo Kim, Gi-Woong Kim, Sang-Mok Lee, Young-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 9364694
    Abstract: Protective garments include a flame resistant fabric that is strong and yet has a soft hand. The fabric is made from a combination of filament yarns and spun yarns. The filament yarns and spun yarns are woven together such that the filament yarns are separated by from about 2 to about 5 spun yarns in both the warp direction and the fill direction. The spun yarns may contain polybenzimidazole fibers in combination with other fibers, such as aramid fibers. The filament yarns may comprise para-aramid fibers. In one embodiment, the filament yarns may have a size larger than the spun yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey K. Underwood, Jacques A. Cantin, Guy Connors Lucas
  • Patent number: 9115244
    Abstract: The invention concerns processes for forming polymer crumb comprising residues of 2-(4-amino phenyl)-5 (6) amino benzimidazole (DAPBI), paraphenylene diamine (PPD), and terephthaloyl dichloride, comprising the steps of: (a) forming a slurry of b mole percent DAPBI and y mole percent PPD in a solvent system comprising organic solvent and c weight percent of an inorganic salt, wherein the inorganic salt is present in an amount of at least 5 weight percent of the organic solvent, DAPBI and PPD being present in an amount sufficient for providing a polymer solution having a weight percent solids of 12 percent or greater on a polymer basis; and (b) contacting the slurry of step a) with a stoichiometric amount of terephthaloyl dichloride to form a product comprising the polymer; wherein the sum of y+b is 100 and the product of b×c is 225 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Frederick K Mallon
  • Patent number: 9102788
    Abstract: The invention concerns processes for forming polymer crumb comprising residues of 2-(4-amino phenyl)-5 (6) amino benzimidazole (DAPBI), paraphenylene diamine (PPD), and terephthaloyl dichloride (TCl), comprising the steps of: i) forming a slurry of b mole percent DAPBI in a solvent system comprising organic solvent and c weight percent of an inorganic salt, wherein the inorganic salt is present in an amount of at least 5 weight present of the organic solvent; ii) contacting the slurry with a less than stoichiometric amount of terephthaloyl chloride to form an prepolymer solution; and iii) contacting the prepolymer solution with y mole percent of PPD and additional TCL to form a polymer solution; wherein the total amount of TCL added in steps ii) and iii) is a stoichiometric amount based on the total amount of DAPBI and PPD added in steps i) and iii); the DAPBI and PPD are added in an amount sufficient for providing a polymer solution having a weight percent solids of 12 percent or greater on a polymer basis;
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Frederick K Mallon
  • Publication number: 20150056256
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of spider silk filament for use as a thread or composition in the manufacture of cosmetic, medical, textile, and industrial applications, wherein the spider silk filament, derived from genetically modified organisms, is treated with at least one component selected from the group consisting of vitamins, hormones, antioxidants, chelating agents, antibiotics, preserving agents, fragrances, dyes, pigments, magnetic nanoparticles, nanocrystals, cell adhesion enhancers, thermal insulators, shrinkage agents and cosmetic, medical or dermatological active substances. Textile fabrics obtained by this method are stronger, bio-compatible, bio-degradable and have a higher thermal conductivity. Treated spider silk filament can also be applied in an oil-in-water or water-in-oil protective cream that is hypoallergenic and ensures a firmer skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jalila ESSAIDI
  • Publication number: 20150050438
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a cloth having water absorbency, water repellency, and a tendency to float on water, and also a textile product using the cloth. A means of resolution is to obtain a cloth using a fiber A that is not water repellent and a fiber B that is water repellent in a weight ratio (fiber A:fiber B) within a range of 50:50 to 87:13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Ogata, Satoshi Yasui
  • Publication number: 20150041178
    Abstract: High-voltage insulation systems are simplified and can have a thinner design by the use of an electrically conductive PTFE fabric, wherein the thermal conductivity is also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Mario Brockschmidt, Peter Gröppel, Friedhelm Pohlmann, Claus Rohr, Roland Röding
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8932966
    Abstract: A composite velour fabric garment includes a laminate consisting of an outer woven shell layer, an inner thermal layer of knit construction, and an intermediate layer disposed between and laminated to each of the shell layer and the thermal layer. The outer woven shell layer contains spandex in at least a weft direction for stretch and recovery in a width direction. The knit construction of the inner thermal layer provides stretch in at least a width direction, in harmony with the shell layer, and the inner thermal layer has a raised surface facing inwardly, away from the shell layer. The intermediate layer has controlled air permeability, including zero air permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Gadalia Vainer
  • Patent number: 8922100
    Abstract: A woven active fiber composite is disclosed. The woven active fiber composite includes actuating fibers interwoven with conductive wire electrodes. A method of making the woven active fiber composite is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph Patrick Wendell Whinnery
  • Publication number: 20140352073
    Abstract: A semi-absorbent, semi-resistant, breathable fabric includes a single-layer having a first, hydrophilic side that absorbs water, and a second, hydrophobic side; wherein the first, hydrophilic side of the single-layer fabric quickly spreads out a liquid that is absorbed laterally to a wider area such that the absorbed liquid does not seep or pass through to the second, hydrophobic side of the single-layer fabric under gravitational force. A method of making a semi-absorbent, semi-resistant, breathable fabric includes: subjecting a first side of a single-layer fabric to a hydrophilic amino functional polysiloxane softener; treating a second opposite side of the fabric with a fluorocarbon compound under low pressure such that the fluorocarbon compound penetrates no more than half of the fabric thickness; and drying and curing the fabric, preferably at a temperature of about 145° C. to 155° C. for about three minutes to about five minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: WELSPUN INDIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Dipali GOENKA
  • Patent number: 8883295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biodegradable film for advertisement. In the present invention, films, to which the biodegradable polymer is applied as a cover layer having excellent printability with respect to various solvent inks or bio inks, are used as materials for indoor or outdoor advertisement, such as banners and flexes. Therefore, the present invention can provide environment-friendly biodegradable materials for advertisement, which do not discharge harmful substances during incineration, and can be easily decomposed on landfill treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Kee Lee, Seong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8869813
    Abstract: Provided are a lightweight, compact reinforcing tape capable of improving a tensile strength. A reinforcing tape for reinforcing a tensile strength of a cloth includes weft threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, and warp threads which constitute a weave structure of the reinforcing tape, wherein a part of the warp threads are made of a high-strength fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: finetrack
    Inventor: Yotaro Kanayama
  • Publication number: 20140273698
    Abstract: A self-wrapping textile sleeve that is abrasion, arc and water resistant and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a wall having opposite edges extending in a lengthwise direction along a central longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends. The opposite edges overlap one another to form an inner tubular cavity. The wall has warp yarns extending in the lengthwise direction generally parallel to the central longitudinal axis and weft yarns extending generally transversely to the longitudinal axis between the opposite edges. The warp and weft yarns include expanded PTFE yarns, and the weft yarns further include heat-settable thermoplastic yarns. The heat-settable polymeric yarns impart a bias on the wall to bring the opposite edges into their overlapping relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Powertrain Corporation
    Inventors: Alexa A. Woodruff, Cassie M. Malloy, Ming-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20140250555
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to ballistic material with structural stays, in particular, the disclosure relates to ballistic material having resilient structural stays woven directly into the ballistic material. Ballistic material having structural stays resists bunching or pulling, providing improved force distribution and better user protection in the event of multiple ballistic strikes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8823395
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining a functional area of an electronic textile (100;200). The electronic textile comprises a textile substrate having a first plurality of conductors (108a-b;202a-d), a second plurality of conductors (104a-c;204a-d), and a plurality of capacitors (112;212a-p), each capacitor comprising a conductor from the first plurality of conductors (108a-b;202a-d) and a conductor from the second plurality of conductors (104a-c;204a-d), separated by a dielectric (103a), the capacitors (112;212a-p) being distributed across substantially an entire surface of the electronic textile, wherein each capacitor (112;212a-p) has a capacitance of at least 10 pF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Rabin Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 8822358
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fabric for an airbag including a polyester fiber, and particularly to a polyester fabric for an airbag of which toughness is 3.5 to 6.0 kJ/m3 and tearing strength measured according to the ASTM D 2261 TONGUE method is 18 to 30 kgf, wherein the fabric includes polyester fiber of which toughness is 70 to 95 J/m3, a method of preparing the same, and an airbag for a car including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kolon Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyung Kim, Dong-Jin Kwak, Jung-Hoon Youn, Sang-Mok Lee, Hee-Jun Kim, Ki-Jeong Kim, Sang-Kil Lee
  • 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: 20140234592
    Abstract: A flame protective fabric structure (1) comprises a fabric (10) being formed with multiple yarns (20), each yarn (20) made of a fiber blend of at least a first fiber component and a second fiber component. The first fiber component comprises flame resistant viscose fibers (22) in an amount of at least 50% of the fiber blend weight and the second fiber component comprises meltable fibers (24) in an amount of at least 10% of the fiber blend weight. The fabric (10) is formed as a woven fabric with a total fractional cover factor of greater than 60% having a capability to withstand a horizontal flame exposure of 10 seconds without hole formation according to ISO 15025/14116_Index III.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: W. L. Gore & Associates, GmbH
    Inventors: John Ruediger, Bernd Zischka, Heiko Knoerrer, Reiner Schneider
  • Patent number: 8791035
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for warming human extremities via graduated thermal insulation with a blanket comprised of concentrations of and transitions to and from concentrations of various types of woven thread fabric or non-woven fabric, having various properties of thermal insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Warmer Weave, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin L. Pepper Aasgaard
  • Publication number: 20140170920
    Abstract: Flexible electronically functional fabrics are described that allow for the placement of electronic functionality in flexible substrates such as traditional fabrics. The fabrics can be made using flexible electronically functional fibers or a combination of electronically functional fibers and textile fibers. Electronic devices can be incorporated into the fabric to give it full computing capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Sasikanth Manipatruni, Shawna M. Liff, Brian S. Doyle, Vivek K. Singh
  • Publication number: 20140154942
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for warming human extremities via graduated thermal insulation with a blanket comprised of concentrations of and transitions to and from concentrations of various types of woven thread fabric or non-woven fabric, having various properties of thermal insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Warmer Weave, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin L. Pepper Aasgaard
  • Publication number: 20140141675
    Abstract: A material that is capable of stopping high-speed projectiles but yet is sufficiently flexible for use in various applications, such as to be used in footwear to protect a person's feet, especially the bottoms thereof is achieved by an enhanced ballistic material formed from interleaving layers of a ballistic material and layers of a gel matrix material that remains relatively soft and flexible. The ballistic material layer may be high tensile strength synthetic or polymeric fibers that are arranged in a mesh weave. Preferably the gel matrix material is capable of investing the ballistic material, e.g., by having the gel matrix material fill the interstices of the fibers, which may be achieved through the use of heat and/or pressure. Furthermore, the combined material, i.e., the enhanced ballistic material, may be shaped, e.g., by molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Mitnick Capital LLC
    Inventor: Neal Ira Mitnick
  • Patent number: 8728959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a textile digital band which is capable of providing a high-speed communication path with surrounding computing devices, through easy and convenient attachment thereof to a conventional garment, and a fabrication method thereof. For this purpose, disclosed herein is a textile digital band comprising a plurality of warps formed parallel to each other in the first direction, and a plurality of wefts formed parallel to each other in the second direction perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the warp includes at least one digital yarn through which electrical currents can flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Gi Soo Chung, Dae Hoon Lee, Jae Sang An
  • Patent number: 8728619
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly functional polyethylene fiber excellent in the cut resistance, has a high dimensional stability at about room temperature at which products are used, has a high shrinkage rate and stress, and excellent in forming processability when processed at a low temperature much less than a melting point of a polyethylene. And the present invention provides a highly functional polyethylene fiber excellent in processability at a low temperature, wherein an intrinsic viscosity [?] is higher than or equal to 0.8 dL/g, and is not higher than 4.9 dL/g, ethylene is substantially contained as a repeating unit, and a thermal stress at 40° C. is lower than or equal to 0.05 cN/dtex, and a thermal stress at 70° C. is higher than or equal to 0.05 cN/dtex, and is not higher than 0.25 cN/dtex. Further the present invention provides strings, ropes, woven/knitted textiles, and gloves thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Shoji Oda, Akira Hamano, Minoru Masuda
  • Publication number: 20140106098
    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: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventor: Fumiaki ISE
  • Patent number: 8696346
    Abstract: A counterband tape for use in the heat setting tunnel of a carpet yarn heat setting machine. The tape is constructed from polyphenylene sulfide yarns. The counterband tape may be formed as a single layer woven fabric with a twill weave construction. The tape also may include a herringbone pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Chahal
  • Patent number: 8679990
    Abstract: A self-decontaminating fabric prepared by a method, wherein the method prepares a coating solution by combining a first solution comprises a photocatalyst dissolved in an alcohol, and a second solution comprises a metal alkoxide dissolved in an organic solvent, applies the coating solution to the fabric, and dries the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: John L. Lombardi
  • Publication number: 20140075659
    Abstract: A yarn comprises: (a) about 45% to about 85% by weight of regenerated cellulose fibers, the regenerated cellulose fibers having a dry tenacity of about 27 cN/tex or more, the regenerated cellulose fibers comprising a flame retardant compound within the fiber; and (b) about 5% to about 25% by weight of para-aramid fibers. A textile material, such as a fabric, comprises a plurality of these yarns. A garment, such as a shirt or a pant, comprises such a textile material. A method for protecting an individual from infrared radiation that can be generated during an arc flash utilizes such a textile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Shulong Li, J. Travis Greer, James D. Cliver
  • Patent number: 8652602
    Abstract: Auxetic structures exhibiting negative Poisson's ratios are disclosed including planar auxetic structures formed from x-axis and y-axis strands of selected waveforms. Portions of the auxetic structure referred to as unit cells comprise four joints formed by two adjacent x-axis strands overlapping two adjacent y-axis strands display symmetry about x and y axes. Each unit cell comprises four sub-unit cells formed from segments of ½ wavelength of the wave form. The planar auxetic structures may be formed into three-dimensional auxetic structures or cylindrical or spherical auxetic structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: William Jacob Spenner Dolla
  • Publication number: 20140030949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a textile fabric having a woven fabric, which is made up in whole or in part of flat filament yarns, wherein warp threads and weft threads form the woven fabric and wherein the warp threads and the weft threads are each made of a polymer. The invention provides that the warp threads and the weft threads are spun dyed and are different colors, which produce a varying color of the woven fabric depending upon a viewing angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SATTLER AG
    Inventor: SATTLER AG
  • 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: 20130344762
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an insulation composition comprising the following layers (a) a hydrophobic, moisture permeable layer composed of a woven, non-woven, or knit fibrous material, (b) a hydrophilic wicking layer, (c) an insulation material layer. The invention is also directed to a method to remove water from an insulated metal transport conduit comprising a metal transport conduit and an insulation composition, wherein the insulation composition comprises of a layer (b1) of a high void material, by supplying a stream of gas to the layer of high void material at a first point and discharging a stream of the gas and any water picked up from the high void material at a second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: RNS TECHNOLOGIES BV
    Inventors: Petrus Antonius VERMONT, Walter John CHAPPAS, JR., Walter John CHAPPAS
  • Publication number: 20130315963
    Abstract: Novel absorbable polymer blends are disclosed. The blends are useful for manufacturing medical devices having engineered degradation and breaking strength retention in vivo. The blends consist of a first absorbable polymeric component and a second absorbable polymeric component. The weight average molecular weight of the first polymeric component is higher than the weight average molecular weight of the second polymeric component. At least at least one of said components is at least partially end-capped by a carboxylic acid group. Further aspects are medical devices made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Modesto Erneta, Daniel Steiger, Dennis D. Jamiolkowski
  • Publication number: 20130267139
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyester yarn that can be used in a fabric for an airbag. In particular, a polyester yarn having a diethylene glycol content of 1.1 to 2.5 wt % and initial modulus of 100 g/d or less, a production method thereof, and a fabric for an airbag produced therefrom are disclosed. The polyester yarn has excellent moisture and heat resistance and light resistance, and maintained excellent mechanical properties after long-term aging under high temperature and high humidity conditions. Therefore, when applied to a fabric for an airbag, the polyester yarn provides excellent packing property, shape stability, and gas barrier effect, and the impact applied to a passenger is minimized, thereby safely protecting the passenger at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Jo Kim, Sang-Mok Lee, Young-Soo Lee, Gi-Woong Kim
  • Publication number: 20130260630
    Abstract: A woven fabric having a high shrinkage yarn that has a predetermined shrinkage ratio and a low shrinkage yarn that has a relatively lower shrinkage ratio than the high shrinkage yarn, includes an inductive portion that is formed by the high shrinkage yarn, and allows displacement in a planar direction. At least a portion of the low shrinkage yarn is engaged with the inductive portion and bent in the planar direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi ITO, Hideaki KUNISADA
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130237112
    Abstract: With respect to the anionic polymer ion-exchange material used in an alkaline fuel cell, an electrodialysis apparatus, water treatment industry, catalyst industry, and the like, there are provided an anionic polymer ion-exchange material having both excellent ionic conductivity and excellent mechanical strength, as compared to the materials conventionally used, and a method for producing the same. An anionic polymer ion-exchange material having a polymer base material mainly made of an amide resin having both an aromatic structure and an aliphatic chain in the principal chain thereof, wherein the polymer base material has an anionic monomer graft-polymerized on the aliphatic chain in the principal chain of the amide resin, wherein the anionic monomer has an aromatic structure and a quaternary ammonium structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Jinhua CHEN, Masaharu ASANO, Yasunari MAEKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130212790
    Abstract: A flame retardant fibre blend comprising: a flame retardant fibre blend comprising: 40% to 60% by weight of a modacrylic; 5% to 25% by weight of a natural cellulosic material; and 20% to 40% by weight of a FR viscose based material; wherein any remaining weight % is made up of any one or a combination of the modacrylic, cellulosic or FR viscose or of nylon in range trace to 7% or para-aramid fibre in the range trace to 7%. The fibre blend is particularly suitable for the manufacture of a ‘universal’ fabric configured to be resistant to flame, flash fire hazard, electric discharge and molten metal hazards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Waxman, Peter Seward
  • Publication number: 20130217289
    Abstract: A one-dimensional super capacitor thread has thin conductive wire electrode. An active layer of silicon nanoparticles and polyaniline surrounds the electrode. An electrolyte layer surrounds the active layer. The electrolyte layer can be a layer of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). A super capacitor can be formed with two or more of the threads, such as in a twisted pair configuration. The dimensions of the super capacitor can approximate standard threads used in clothing, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: NanoSi Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Munir H. Nayfeh, Sui-Tung Yau, Ammar M. Nayfeh
  • Patent number: 8501317
    Abstract: Cloth, in which air permeability is variable by energization, includes: a fibrous object composed of composite fibers, each of the composite fibers including: an electrical-conductive polymeric material; and a material different from the electrical-conductive polymeric material, the different material being directly stacked on the electrical-conductive polymeric material; and electrodes which are attached to the fibrous object, and energize the electrical-conductive polymeric material. Each of the composite fibers has a structure in which the material different from the electrical-conductive polymeric material is stacked on at least a part of a surface of the electrical-conductive polymeric material, or a structure in which either one of the electrical-conductive polymeric material and the material different from the electrical-conductive polymeric material penetrates the other material in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Miura
  • Publication number: 20130189890
    Abstract: Different weaving materials, apparatuses, and methods are provided for producing woven textiles having different functional and aesthetic characteristics as compared to woven textiles produced using conventional methods. The different weaving materials comprise reactive materials or combined materials produced by an intermittent splicer. The different apparatuses include finishing devices for introducing organically-shaped lateral edges and interior apertures, and three-dimensional effectors for introducing three-dimensional aspects into a product as it is being woven. Weaving methods include simultaneously weaving fine denier panels and coarse denier panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Bhupesh Dua
  • Publication number: 20130149933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cellulosic regenerated fiber which contains an incorporated luminous pigment and an incorporated color pigment and the use of these for the production of yarns, textile fabrics and an article of reflective clothing and a process for the production of these fibers. This fiber satisfies the demands of standard EN 471, standard EN 1150, standard CAN/CSA, standard ANSI/ISEA and standard BS 471 with regard to light density, the color space and fastness values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Lenzing AG
    Inventors: Ksenija Varga, Gert Kroner, Peter Wessely, Johann Männer
  • Publication number: 20130149932
    Abstract: The objective of this invention is to enable the production of colored shaped flame retardant cellulosic articles such as fibers and to use them to produce fabrics and similar items simply and at lower cost than if they were colored by dyeing after production. A product has been invented that is a fiber which is colored using an included pigment during its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Albert Leitner, Gert Kroner, Tom Burrow, Gabriele Emlinger, Ulf Mathes, Peter Wessely
  • Publication number: 20130139306
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flame-resistant spun yarn, woven fabric, and protective garment, comprising a blend of 60 to 85 parts by weight of polyoxadiazole staple fiber and 15 to 40 parts by weight modacrylic staple fiber; based on 100 total parts of the polyoxadiazole staple fiber and modacrylic staple fiber in the yarn. This invention also relates to methods for making the yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Reiyao Zhu
  • 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