Including Strand Which Is Of Specific Structural Definition Patents (Class 442/308)
  • Patent number: 10448680
    Abstract: A method for forming interconnections between electronic devices embedded in a textile includes weaving a textile panel including at least one smart fiber having an electronic device embedded in a central portion thereof and at least one electrically conducting filament proximal to an outer boundary thereof. While the panel is in the weaving machine, fiducials not visible to the eye are created in the panel that are correlated in location with the smart fiber(s). After removing the textile panel from the weaving machine, machine detection is used to locate the fiducials, thereby mapping distortions of the fiber pattern. An interconnect pattern is transformed to match the distorted fiber pattern of the conducting fibers, and is applied to the textile panel to form an electrical connection with the electronic device(s). The fiducials can include infra-red phosphors. Vias can be formed to provide electrical access to the conducting filament(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Warwick Mills, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A Howland
  • Patent number: 10271968
    Abstract: A knitted interface comprises a knitted structure formed from a plurality of elastomeric polymer filaments having a plurality of interstices permitting a transfer of air therethrough. The elastomeric polymer filaments may have a solid or hollow cross-section. The interstices vary in shape and size according to a knit density of the knitted structure upon movement or radial distension of the knitted interface. The elastomeric polymer filaments may be made from silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OSSUR ICELAND EHF
    Inventors: Andrew Bache, Christophe Valois, Magnus Oddsson
  • Patent number: 9279164
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method (HV) for producing finished leather (FL) for covering components with leather, wherein the following process steps for treating a leather hide (LH) are performed on a raw hide (RH) as an initial product for producing the finished leather (FL) as an end product of the method: mechanical process steps in which the leather hide (LH) is treated using mechanical tools, and chemical process steps in which the leather hide is treated with chemicals, wherein both mechanical and chemical modes of action are combined in individual process steps, it is envisaged that, in a process step of retanning, synthetic and/or vegetable tanning materials, fattening agents, microencapsulated auxiliary agents based on ammonium, phosphate, phosphorus and the ester compounds thereof and natural additives based on rubber and milk products are used, and in a process step of reducing the thickness of the leather hide, the leather thickness of the leather hide (LH) is reduced by splitting and/or scraping witho
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Wollsdorf Leder Schmidt & Co. Ges.M.B.H.
    Inventors: Gregor Ackermann, Manuel Zottler
  • Publication number: 20150140886
    Abstract: An active fibre comprising material activated by an external stimulus, wherein the fibre has a first configuration in an unactivated state, and in response to activation by the external stimulus the fibre adopts a second, increased twist, configuration, relative to the first configuration, and wherein the fibre can reversibly move between the active state and the unactivated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MMT Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Veronika Kapsali
  • Publication number: 20150038040
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermal control combination yam system comprising a first plurality of the yams within said system comprising microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic yams, such as, for example, polypropylene (PP), and a second plurality of the yams comprising less hydrophobic ultra microfibres (UMF). Said system comprises a ratio of said yarns ranging from between 97% yams comprised of a microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic material and 3% yams comprised of ultra microfibres (UMF) comprised of a less hydrophobic material to 97% yams comprised of ultra microfibres comprised of a less hydro phobic material and 3% yams comprised of a microdenier or almost microdenier hydrophobic material and said first plurality of yams is in direct contact with said second plurality of yams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20150038034
    Abstract: Known textile flat structures contain precious metal wire or they are composed completely thereof. In order to achieve high flexural and tensile strength, at the same time with high flexibility of the flat structure, the precious metal wire is configured as a precious metal cord having a plurality of cords or a plurality of individual precious metal wires or a combination of cords and individual precious metal wires, which are in each case laid around one another and/or twisted around one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Annette Lukas, Stefan Lang, Hans-Jürgen Wachter, Ulrich Koops
  • Publication number: 20140356574
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8778818
    Abstract: An anti-vandalism fabric having at least one thread intertwined with itself forming a mesh, the thread in turn being formed by a bundle of between 3 and 14 filaments or a combination of filaments and yarns not plaited with one another, of which at least 3 are metal filaments, the metal filaments of the bundle having a diameter between 0.05 mm and 0.09 mm. The fabric can include more than one mesh. In one variant the mesh or meshes are embedded in a panel of non woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fabricacion Asientos Vehiculos Industriales, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Singla Casasayas
  • Publication number: 20140091030
    Abstract: A permeate carrier fabric includes at least some monofilament synthetic yarns to provide adequate stiffness and reduce blockage of permeate flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Glen Raven, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Earhart, Monty Hodges
  • Publication number: 20140073213
    Abstract: A damper structure includes a plurality of first yarns; a plurality of second yarns transversely crossing and alternately overlapping the first yarns respectively in a knitted manner so as to define a plurality of overlapping areas, wherein the first and second yarns include at least one first or second yarn formed by a single yarn strand; and a fixture layer formed on and enclosing the overlapping areas in such a manner that each of the overlapping areas has a fixed configuration in cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent Chen
  • Publication number: 20130333101
    Abstract: This heat-protective bilayer textile is formed of the assembly of an inner layer, formed of a grid, of knitted fabric, or of a nonwoven made of poly-para-phenylene terephtalamide (para-aramid) and, an outer layer, formed of a fabric or of a knitted fabric made with poly-meta-phenylene isophtalamide (meta-aramid) threads, said thread being formed of a fiber yarn having a length distribution ranging between 40 and 200 millimeters, and having a minimum thread count of 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Sofileta
    Inventor: Sofileta
  • Publication number: 20130337708
    Abstract: A permeate carrier fabric includes at least some monofilament synthetic yarns to provide adequate stiffness and reduce blockage of permeate flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Charles Earhart, Monty Hodges
  • Publication number: 20130260629
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130260104
    Abstract: A yarn or thread may include a plurality of substantially aligned filaments, with at least ninety-five percent of a material of the filaments being a thermoplastic polymer material. Various woven textiles and knitted textiles may be formed from the yarn or thread. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be thermal bonded to other elements to form seams. A strand that is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material may extend through the seam, and the strand may be thermal bonded at the seam. The woven textiles or knitted textiles may be shaped or molded, incorporated into products, and recycled to form other products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Carrie L. Davis
  • Publication number: 20130236686
    Abstract: The structural warp knit sheet provided by this invention is a warp knit sheet for spars or stringers which comprises: a warp knit structure constituted of chain-stitch structures configured of ground knitting yarns; longitudinal insertion yarns that have been inserted in the longitudinal direction into the warp knit structure, the longitudinal insertion yarns being continuous carbon fiber yarns; and transverse insertion yarns that have been inserted in directions along which the transverse insertion yarns shuttle between the adjacent chain-stitch structures, the chain-stitch structures having been united by means of the transverse insertion yarns. The longitudinal insertion yarns are carbon fiber yarns which each is composed of 12,000-50,000 filaments and has a tensile strength of 4 GPa or higher, a tensile modulus of 220-450 GPa, and a drape value of 4-22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Horibe, Eisuke Wadahara, Masahiro Yamanouchi, Tomoyuki Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8518840
    Abstract: A synthetic resin leather has a substrate and a synthetic resin layer attached to the substrate. The substrate is a both sides cross-knitted fabric and is prepared by cross-knitting a first yarn with 10 to 40 in count including single spun or mixed spun fibers made of rayon, cotton, polyester, nylon, acryl, or urethane and a second yarn with 50 to 300 in denier including crimpy long fiber filaments, thermoplastic elastomer long fiber filaments or polyurethane long fiber filaments; and knitting the both-sided cross-knitted fabric so loops made of the first yarn and loops made of the second yarn are formed on the front and rear sides of the substrate and are in alternating positions on the front side as compared to the rear side; and, on each side of the substrate, loops of the first and second yarns are formed in alternating positions in longitudinal and transverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Hatori, Shin Nakaya, Akira Nagata, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kazuomi Ishimaru, Yoshiaki Hirai, Yasuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 8445392
    Abstract: The invention concerns a sheet material, characterized in that it incorporates at least one knitted structure. The invention also concerns a document and a base fabric comprising said sheet material, as well as a method for making said material. The invention further concerns a knitted structure comprising at least one authenticating and/or identifying element, as well as a method for authenticating and/or identifying a document or a knitted structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignees: Arjowiggins, Arjowiggins Security
    Inventors: Henri Rosset, Sebastien Charignon, Pierre Doublet
  • Publication number: 20130122271
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayered cloth made of a multilayered woven fabric structure including two or more layers or a multilayered knitted fabric structure including two or more layers, the multilayered cloth having excellent drying properties; and a textile product. In the multilayered cloth made of a multilayered woven fabric structure including two or more layers or a multilayered knitted fabric structure including two or more layers, a composite yarn having a torque of 30 T/m or less made of a false-twist crimped yarn having a torque in the S-direction and a false-twist crimped yarn having a torque in the Z-direction is placed in one of the outermost layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasui, Tadayuki Fukuro
  • Publication number: 20130101781
    Abstract: A woven or knitted fabric with improved properties is formed of core spun yarns each including a (i) core yarn of polyester filaments, mechanical stretch polyester filaments, fire retardant polyester filaments, spandex filaments, high strength polyester filaments, nylon filaments, mechanical stretch nylon filaments, kevlar filaments, polypropylene filaments or a combination thereof; and (ii) a wrapper of cotton staple fibers, polyester staple fibers, rayon staple fibers, modal staple fibers, fire retardant staple fibers or a blend thereof. The fabric may be produced by ring spun, open-end or vortex. The fabric may be produced by different weaving and knitting methods. Regular yarns are mixed in the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BESTKEY TEXTILES LIMITED
    Inventor: Bestkey Textiles Limited
  • Patent number: 8354156
    Abstract: A prepreg base material includes reinforcing fibers arranged substantially in one direction and a matrix resin between the reinforcing fibers, wherein the prepreg base material has substantially throughout its entire surface incisions, each incision extending in a direction substantially crossing the reinforcing fibers, wherein substantially all of the reinforcing fibers are divided by the incisions, a length (L) of each of reinforcing fiber segments formed by the incisions is in the range of 10 to 100 mm, a thickness H of the prepreg base material is in the range of 30 to 300 ?m, and a fiber volume content by Vf of the reinforcing fibers is in the range of 45 to 65%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ichiro Taketa, Narumichi Sato, Eisuke Wadahara
  • Patent number: 8298464
    Abstract: A fabric consisting of a cellulose mixed ester fiber having an appropriate strength, fiber diameter, uniformity of fineness, and Tg, is used. A fiber consisting of 80 to 95 wt % of said cellulose mixed ester and 5 to 20 wt % of one or more water-soluble plasticizers selected from the group of polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, poly(ethylene-propylene) glycol, and end-capped polymers produced from them, is produced and said water-soluble plasticizers are removed by aqueous treatment to improve the heat resistance and strength, thereby providing a fabric having beautiful appearance achieved by color development properties and uniform fineness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromi Takarada, Yoshitaka Aranishi, Shoko Mihara
  • Patent number: 8236714
    Abstract: A fabric having a camouflage appearance in the near infrared (NIR) spectrum with a substantially a single color appearance in the visible (VIS) spectrum is provided. The novel fabric may include at least two synthetic polymer multifilament yarns. The multifilament yarns are selected from 3 types of multifilament yarns: multifilaments comprising carbon black, multifilaments comprising pigments which modify the NIR reflectance characteristics of the multifilaments, and multifilaments substantially free of additives capable of modifying the NIR reflectance characteristics of the multifilaments. The fabric is dyed to a substantially single color appearance in the visible spectrum. In general, the fabric has a NIR spectrum comprising two reflectance curves having about 10% to about 85% reflectance separated by about 5% reflectance in a range of wavelengths from about 700 to about 860 nanometers (nm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Invista North America S.à.r.l.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Frankel
  • Publication number: 20120159699
    Abstract: Penetration-resistant textile fabrics and articles that include the fabrics. The penetration-resistant textile fabrics have improved fragment protection and improved stab resistance efficiency at the same ballistic protection. The advantageous combination of characteristics of the penetration-resistant textile fabrics correspondingly transfers to articles that include the penetration-resistant textile fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: TEIJIN ARAMID GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Bottger, Rudiger Hartert
  • Publication number: 20120146784
    Abstract: Fabrics with a knit construction using an air jet spun yarn and ring spun yarn that provide electric arc protection are disclosed. Garments made from the fabrics are also disclosed. In addition, devices, systems, and methods are disclosed that are useful for tracking for the purpose of monitoring and alerting the user of a garment and/or others regarding the safety, health, environmental, and security aspects of the garment, user, and/or the environment in which the user is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, Leslie Gene Cone
  • Publication number: 20120142241
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fire resistant flame barrier lightweight fabric substrate consisting of a high temperature resistant continuous filament fiberglass core and a low temperature resistant staple fiber sheath treated with a durable or non-durable fire retardant agent prior to yarn formation. The invention also discloses a process for making a fire resistant corespun yarn by treating fibers with fire retardant agent to make the sheath of the corespun yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Springs Creative Products Group, LLC
    Inventor: George E. BOOTH
  • Patent number: 8192824
    Abstract: A textile fabric has at least one raised surface incorporating multicomponent fibers formed of at least a first material and a second material disposed in side-by-side relationship. The first material and the second material exhibit differential thermal elongation, which causes the multicomponent fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the textile fabric in response to ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: MMI-IPCO, LLC, Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Veronica Hunt, Brian Durant, David Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20120110721
    Abstract: A fire-protecting waterproof moisture-permeable sheet 4 of the present invention is a laminate of at least one fiber sheet 5 and a waterproof moisture-permeable film 7. The fiber sheet 5 is selected from the group consisting of a woven fabric, a knitted fabric and a nonwoven fabric including 50 to 100 weight % of a polyetherimide fiber and 0 to 50 weight % of another flame-retardant fiber. The flame resistance, the heat resistance, and the wash resistance under ISO 11613-1999 as the international performance standards for fireproof clothing are: (1) flame resistance to be free from hole formation, dripping and melting; and to have afterflame time and afterglow time of not more than 2 seconds; (2) heat resistance to be free from firing, separation, dripping and melting; and to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 5%; and (3) washing resistance to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 3%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicants: SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V., THE JAPAN WOOL TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Shigeo Washiyama
  • Patent number: 8142382
    Abstract: A material having a stretch axis and adapted to regulate energy by distributing and partially dissipating energy exerted thereon. The material includes a material body elongateable along the stretch axis from a first position to a second position, in which the material body is elongated by a predetermined amount relative to the first position. The material body includes a first elastomer layer defining a material length and a planar support structure disposed within the elastomer layer generally along the stretch axis in an at least partially non linear fashion while the material body is in the first position so that a length of the support structure, as measured along a surface thereof, is greater than the material length of the first elastomer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Matscitechno Licensing Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Vito, Carmen N. DiMario, Thomas Falone
  • Patent number: 8133824
    Abstract: Fabrics and garments may include “dimensionalized” structures. The fabric may be “dimensionalized” by integrally forming a plurality of self-standing fabric surface modifying elements in the fabric material to thereby provide a fabric contact level different from (and/or reduced in surface area as compared to) the fabric base level. Garments may include this “dimensionalized” material, e.g., positioned at various locations to promote better evaporative cooling of the body or heat retention, such as along the wearer's spine, sides, and/or other locations that release substantial heat. The “dimensionalizing” structure may be formed in the material, for example, by molding, rolling, embossing, calendering, stretching, crimping, pressing, heating, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Louis Harber
  • Publication number: 20120042442
    Abstract: A fabric for fireproof clothing of the present invention is a fireproof fabric including flame-retardant fibers. The fabric is a woven fabric, a knitted fabric or a nonwoven fabric including 70 to 100 mass % of a polyetherimide fiber and 0 to 30 mass % of another flame-retardant fiber. The flame resistance, the heat resistance, and the wash resistance under ISO 11613-1999 as the international performance standards for fireproof clothing are: (1) flame resistance to be free from hole formation, dripping and melting; and to have afterflame time and afterglow time of not more than 2 seconds; (2) heat resistance to be free from firing, separation, dripping and melting; and to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 5%; and (3) washing resistance to have a shrinkage rate of not more than 3%. The fireproof clothing of the present invention includes the fireproof fabric fabricated as an inner liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicants: SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IP B.V., THE JAPAN WOOL TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Keita Tasaki, Takashi Tamura
  • Publication number: 20110275265
    Abstract: An elastic multiple component fiber comprising a cross-section, wherein at least a first region of said cross-section comprises a polyurethaneurea composition; and comprising a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: INVISTA North america S.a.r.1.
    Inventors: Steven W. Smith, Hong Liu, David A. Wilson, James B. Elmore
  • Publication number: 20110237146
    Abstract: A knitted fabric I includes a staple fiber component A of aramid staple fibers and a staple fiber component B of at least one type of seed fibers or staple fibers manufactured by tearing or cutting lyocell fibers enriched with algae or a mixture of at least one type of seed fibers with staple fibers manufactured by tearing or cutting lyocell fibers enriched with algae. A knitted fabric II includes a staple fiber component A of aramid staple fibers and/or polyolefin staple fibers and a staple fiber component B of at least one type of seed fibers or staple fibers manufactured by tearing or cutting lyocell fibers enriched with algae or a mixture of at least one type of seed fibers with staple fibers manufactured by tearing or cutting lyocell fibers enriched with algae. The structures of the knitted fabrics from components A and B are also indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: TEIJIN ARAMID GMBH
    Inventor: Regine Maria Zumloh-Nebe
  • Publication number: 20110171866
    Abstract: A fire resistant coating system comprises an adhesive substrate coating material, a support structure including curvilinear fibers having randomly oriented loops and curls to provide reinforcement for a fire resistant coating, and a fire resistant coating. A method for installing such a material includes an adhesive application step, a support structure application step, and a coating application step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Paul Craig Scott
  • Publication number: 20110126335
    Abstract: A fabric for protecting a wearer thereof from an energy weapon. The fabric is made of a plurality of coupled strands. Each strand is made from staple fibers. At least 30% of the staple fibers are an electrically conductive material for conducting electric current from an energy weapon that contacts or is adjacent to the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Gregory Russell Schultz
  • Publication number: 20100323138
    Abstract: Object: To provide an EMI suppression flat yarn, an EMI suppression article using the flat yarn, and a method for manufacturing the flat yarn and article that exhibit excellent flexibility, do not become cracked or rigid even when attached to curved portions, wire harnesses, or electrical cables, and enable electronic devices to be lighter, flatter, shorter, and smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshioka, Hiroki Ohsugi
  • Publication number: 20100304632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a covering material (4) comprising a first layer (1) and a second layer (2), in which the first layer (1) and the second layer (2) are joined together, and in which the first layer (1) consists of a spacer knitwear, a spacer fabric or a foam material which is permeable to water and water vapour, and the second layer (2) is water-impermeable and water vapour permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Paul De Meulemeester
  • Publication number: 20100288692
    Abstract: According to the invention, by preparing a solution of an aromatic copolyamide obtained by copolymerization of a specific third component, a spinning solution is stabilized even without using an alkali metal salt and a uniform aromatic copolyamide nanofiber can be obtained stably by an electrospinning method. Further, according to the invention, a fiber structure obtaining laminating a salt-free aromatic copolyamide nanofiber can be stably formed. Therefore, it can be applied to a product having no preference for ionic contamination of an alkali metal salt or the like, for example, a filter for gas or liquid filtration or an electronic component separator, and is useful in the textile industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Teijin Techno Products Limited
    Inventor: Aya KAKZAU
  • Publication number: 20100285274
    Abstract: There is provided a process for production of fabrics that vary in glossiness depending on the viewing angle without loss of soft hand quality and that have a highly aesthetic appearance, as well as fabrics and fiber products obtained by the process. The process for production of fabrics of the invention is characterized by pressurized heat treatment of a fabric containing an organic fiber A with a monofilament diameter of 50-1500 nm, and having a woven or knitted texture. The highly aesthetic fabric of the invention also contains an organic fiber B with a monofilament diameter larger than 1500 nm, as an additional fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: TEIJIN FIBERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Migifumi Fukunaga
  • Patent number: 7820289
    Abstract: Composite fibrous constructs are made of combinations of inorganic-organic hybrid monofilament or multifilament yarns containing at least 6 weight percent of inorganic micro-/nanoparticles and organic monofilament or multifilament yarn with typical examples of the hybrid yarn matrix made of absorbable or non-absorbable thermoplastic polymers and final constructs being in the form of knitted or woven meshes and braided ligatures intended to perform under specific mechanically, biologically, and/or radiologically related functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W Shalaby, Kimberly A Carpenter, Kenneth W Clinkscales
  • Patent number: 7820568
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet excellent in repulsive feeling is provided by a leather-like sheet substantially including a fibrous material which is a leather-like sheet in which a staple fiber nonwoven fabric (A) in which ultra-fine fibers of an average single fiber fineness of 0.0001 to 0.5 dtex and an average fiber length of 1 to 10 cm are entangled with each other and a woven or knitted fabric (B) including a conjugate fiber in which two or more polyesters are disposed in side-by-side or eccentric sheath-core relationship are laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horiguchi, Kentaro Kajiwara, Satoru Shimoyama
  • Publication number: 20100190403
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a three-dimensional product having a nanoporous surface in which the pore density, pore size or pore size distribution can be easily and readily controlled. The invention combines two techniques: a method for producing a three-dimensional product in which a yarn is knitted or woven to finish into an arbitrary three-dimensional shape, and a method for transforming a surface consisting of a material in which nanoparticles are dispersed in a matrix to a nanoporous surface by immersing the surface in a liquid which dissolves the nanoparticles but does not dissolve the matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Publication number: 20100167029
    Abstract: A web comprising a layer of airlaid pulp or synthetic material overlaying and fastened to at least one layer of regenerated cellulose fiber. The airlaid fluff or synthetic material can be sandwiched between two regenerated cellulose fiber layers. The regenerated cellulose can be viscose or lyocell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY
    Inventor: MENGKUI LUO
  • Publication number: 20100159171
    Abstract: Unique PTFE fabric structures, and methods for making same, are described which comprise a plurality of PTFE fibers overlapping at intersections, at least a portion of the intersections having PTFE masses which mechanically lock the overlapping PTFE fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Norman Ernest Clough
  • Publication number: 20100075559
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel and improved synthetic resin leather comprising a substrate and a synthetic resin layer, wherein it has reduced difference of elongations between in a longitudinal direction and in a transverse direction, desirable thickness, no melting during combustion and excellent feelings and good flame retardant property, which is suitable for use in general applications such as interior finishing materials and/or seats for automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Yoshinari Hatori, Shin Nakaya, Akira Nagata, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kazuomi Ishimaru, Yoshiaki Hirai, Yasuki Kamo
  • Patent number: 7678718
    Abstract: A base layer apparel is provided that is formed from a single or double-knit fabric. The fabric is formed of ring spun fire resistant yarns that are an intimate blend of at least 60 percent modacrylic fibers and up to 40 percent fire-resistant viscose fibers. Anti-microbial and wicking treatments may be applied to the knit fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Longworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Harris, Tony G. Connor
  • Patent number: 7632765
    Abstract: Composite fibrous constructs are made of combinations of inorganic-organic hybrid monofilament or multifilament yarns containing at least 6 weight percent of inorganic micro-/nanoparticles and organic monofilament or multifilament yarn with typical examples of the hybrid yarn matrix made of absorbable or non-absorbable thermoplastic polymers and final constructs being in the form of knitted or woven meshes and braided ligatures intended to perform under specific mechanically, biologically, and/or radiologically related functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Poly - Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W Shalaby, Kenneth W Clinkscales, Kimberly A. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 7611999
    Abstract: A breathable, stretchable, and heat-moldable multi-layer weft knit spacer fabric having a substantially decorative first layer and a spaced less decorative second layer. Also, a method of integrally knitting the multi-layer knitted fabric on a circular weft knit machine is also described. Articles of the manufacture comprising the fabric are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Brian McMurray
  • Patent number: 7601655
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an article of manufacture for drying or wiping a surface. In one embodiment, a two-layered article is described. In another embodiment a multiple layered article is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Tactix LLC
    Inventor: Daniel H. Katsin
  • Patent number: 7582576
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soft and flexible surgical soft tissue mesh comprising polyethylene yarns, wherein the polyethylene yarns have a tensile strength of more than 1.0 Gpa and consist of a polyethylene with a relative viscosity of more than 5 dl/g. A further aspect of the invention is a method of producing a soft and flexible surgical soft tissue mesh comprising polyethylene yarns, wherein yarns are applied that comprise filaments made by: a) spinning at least one filament from a solution of polyethylene with a relative viscosity of more than 5 dl/g in a solvent; b) cooling the filament obtained to form a gel filament; c) removing at least partly the solvent from the gel filament; and d) drawing the filament in at least one drawing step before, during or after removing solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Carina Sacha Snijder, Leonard Josef Arnold Nielaba
  • Publication number: 20090197726
    Abstract: The canvas of the present invention for forming a rough surface of toothed belt is formed from warp yarns which are formed from composite yarns each comprising a core yarn comprising, as a principal component, half-drawn synthetic fiber yarns having an elongation at break of 50 to 200% and a covering yarn wound around the core yarn, comprising, as a principal component, high mechanical strength, high treat resistant fibers and preferably twisted at a twist number of 300 to 4000 turns/m, and weft yarns; and has a capability of being easily produced by meaning, uniform appearance and yarn distribution and excellent abrasion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicants: TEIJIN FIBERS LIMITED, TEIJIN TECHNO PRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenji Obora, Masashi Furukawa