Including A Free Metal Or Alloy Constituent Patents (Class 442/316)
  • Publication number: 20150056881
    Abstract: A flexible, wrappable multilayered heat shield is provided. The heat shield includes a reflective metal outermost layer, an innermost layer of high temperature yarn capable of withstanding temperatures up to about 650 degrees° C. continuously, and about 750° C. intermittently, and an intermediate layer of nonwoven material capable of withstanding temperatures up to about 550° C. continuously sandwiched between the outermost and innermost layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Linwood Ludy, Daniel Rowcotsky, Wai Kit Ho
  • 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: 20140273699
    Abstract: A wrappable knit textile sleeve and method of construction thereof are provided. The sleeve includes a wall of knit yarn having opposite edges extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends with a straightened length of the wall spanning between the opposite ends. The knit yarn includes warp yarns extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and weft yarns extending generally transversely to the longitudinal axis. The opposite edges are wrappable into overlapping one another to form a tubular cavity. At least one of the weft yarns is an electro-functional yarn having a straightened length that is greater than the straightened length of the wall, thereby allowing opposite ends of the at least one electro-functional member to be pulled axially outwardly from the opposite ends of the wall to form leads for attachment to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhonghuai Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Cassie M. Malloy, Linwood Ludy
  • Publication number: 20140227552
    Abstract: A thermal insulation structure including a fabric layer and a dual-layer infrared radiation reflective metal coating disposed on a surface of the fabric layer. The dual-layer infrared radiation reflective metal coating includes a first coating layer directly applied on to the surface of the fabric layer, and, a second coating layer applied on to the first coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SK PLANET CO., LTD
    Inventors: Albert Pui Sang Lau, Lee Cheung Lau, Manas Kumar Sarkar, Jintu Fan
  • 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: 20140178633
    Abstract: A composite material is shown and described in the form of a laminated material made of flat superimposed layers for production of a structural component, in particular for structural components of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one metal layer and at least one fibre-reinforced plastic layer. In order to achieve firstly a reduction in weight and secondly an increase in strength of a structural component made from the composite material, with a reduction in component costs, it is provided that the fibre-reinforced plastic layer has a matrix based on polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide and/or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Oliver Kleinschmidt, Peter Klauke, Thorsten Boeger, Ingo Rogner, Oliver Hennig, Christoph Filthaut, Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer
  • Patent number: 8728513
    Abstract: A wound dressing having anti-microbial activity comprises a first fiber capable of bonding with silver (1) cations. The wound dressing comprises a blend of the first fiber to which silver (1) cations are bonded and a second fiber which is substantially free from silver. The wound dressing comprises from 0.01 to 5.0 percent by weight of silver (1) cations, based on the weight of fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: David Malcolm Woods
  • Publication number: 20130320076
    Abstract: The security packaging device according to the invention consists of a known cut-resistant textile structure having integrated conductive thread layers which, in the event of mechanical loading, trigger an alarm signal. When cut-resistant knitted spacer fabrics are used, the inner surfaces of the top side and the entire underside or the inner surfaces thereof are conductive. Additional weft insertion threads, which are parallel to the spacer threads, are arranged as spacers between the top side and underside, in order to prevent any unintentional contact if pressure is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: HARALD KATSCHKE
  • Publication number: 20130212789
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation from the human body, and insulating this metal layer from heat loss via conduction, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Publication number: 20130008209
    Abstract: A knitted fabric made from yarn comprising fibers. At least part of these are metal fibers. The yarn comprises at least 3 bundles or single yarns. The bundles or single yarns have an equivalent bundle diameter which are equal or differ maximally 40%. The fabric is used as a separation cloth (12) between mould (11) and glass (14), which is utilized in the process of forming glass plates, or for covering of press-on rings or press-rings and the means of transport by which glass plates are moved during the forming process. The use of yarns composed of least 3 bundles which more or less have the same equivalent bundle diameter reduces the risks for markings on the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Frank De Ridder, Filip Lanckmans, Wim Verbrugge
  • Publication number: 20130000011
    Abstract: A knitted dual-layer fabric for manufacturing garments such as underwear and sportswear for wearing in the outdoors is described. The dual-layer fabric comprises a first layer, the first layer being an inner layer adapted to be in contact with the skin and having water repellent or hydrophobic properties, and a second layer, the second layer being an outer layer having hydrophilic or water absorbent properties, and a binding interposed between the inner layer and the outer layer to bind and tie the layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Filippo VAGLIO TESSITORE
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120118589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a versatile multi-layer elastomer or thermoplastic elastomer based thermal and/or sound insulation material with improved fire retardant properties together with low smoke generation, the process for manufacturing of such material and the use of such material and resulting composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: ARMACELL ENTERPRISE GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert QUANTE, Friedhelm VIELMEYER, Jürgen WEIDINGER
  • Publication number: 20110287675
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapor-insulating wall cladding (100), comprising aluminum foil (4) that acts as a vapor barrier, the foil being joined to a plaster base layer (3), characterized in that the plaster base layer (3) comprises a fiber layer (1), namely a non-woven fabric, woven fabric, knitted fabric or applied scrim coat, which is bound by a flexibly cured mortar (2), which joins the fiber layer to the aluminum foil and has the characteristics of plaster mortar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Stephan Wedi
  • Publication number: 20110262699
    Abstract: A multilayer radiant-barrier structure is formed on one or both sides of a substrate that can be attached to an insulating layer to produce a reflective insulating material. The metallized layer is protected from environmental degradation without interfering with flammability properties that are critical for radiant and reflective insulation materials used in housing applications. The metal layer is modified to insulate enclosures without blocking cellular communications and the protective functional layer in modified to minimize emissivity, create a hydrophobic and/or oleophobic surface, and/or prevent mold, fungi and bacteria growth. Solutions are provided to solve occupational-hazard problems associated with the use of these materials in enclosures that include power wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: Sigma Laboratories of Arizona, LLC.
    Inventors: Angelo Yializis, Gordon Goodyear, Steven Yializis
  • Patent number: 8021994
    Abstract: A textile fabric is presented comprising at least a first and a second twisted thread, the first and the second twisted threads containing at least one cut resistant yarn as one component, and the second twisted thread containing a non-cut resistant yarn as a further component, and the non-cut resistant yarn of the second twisted thread consisting of elastomeric fibers. Further, protective clothing is presented, which contains the textile fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Teijin Aramid GmbH
    Inventor: Regine Maria Zumloh
  • Publication number: 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: 20100170994
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising an adhesive layer and a conductive elastic material layer. The adhesive layer is capable of being placed in a channel for a joint. The adhesive layer is capable of resuming an original shape after being deformed. A conductive elastic material layer is on the adhesive layer. The coating covers the conductive elastic material layer and is capable of resuming the original shape after being deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventors: Richard W. Burns, Daryl Tryson, Michael F. McCracken
  • Patent number: 7579290
    Abstract: A functional sheet is coated with physically vapor-deposited film including titanium oxide and other metallic oxides for making the film transparent so color and pattern on the fiber sheet are visible, providing electric conductivity to the film, improving the productivity of vapor deposition and enabling selective blocking of infrared and ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Suzutora
    Inventors: Masayuki Suzuki, Eigo Nakashima, Toshikazu Suzuki, Takahiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20090075019
    Abstract: An internal lining of several layers having anti-microbial effect is described for an item of equipment suitable for at least temporarily covering body parts; in particular, the layers include at least one layer made from a woven fabric and/or knitted and/or non-woven fabric with an anti-microbial effect wherein the fabric contains a metal, which metal is integrated in a filament, a fiber and/or a spunbonded fiber or spunbonded yarn; and at least one other layer of a semi-permeable membrane made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and/or a polymeric laminate. The method of production of the multiple layered internal lining with an antimicrobial effect is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ESKA Lederhandschunhfabrik
    Inventor: Paul Loos
  • Patent number: 7491665
    Abstract: A textile material is provided, the appearance of which can be changed by stretching a whole or a part of the material in one or more pre-determined directions. The textile material is formed using a base fabric onto which one or more coating layers (e.g. metallic coating) are applied. The coated fabric is then stretched in a substantially transverse direction to the fabric and then in a substantially longitudinal direction to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Inventor: Kiren Nangla
  • Publication number: 20080318483
    Abstract: A conductive monofilament and static dissipative fabric having the same wherein the monofilament includes electrically conductive material and binder and has static dissipation properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Salitsky, Joseph G. O'Connor, Maurice R. Paquin, Jonathan S. Barish
  • Patent number: 7439200
    Abstract: An improved circuit substrate is provided wherein glass cloth is completely embedded within fluoropolymer by thermocompression to form a composite structure, which when containing an adhesive agent such as the combination of functional groups and liquid crystal polymer is self-adhering to a metal layer such as of copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: DuPont-Mitsui Fluorochemicals Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Chang Lee, Etsuya Taki
  • Publication number: 20080176082
    Abstract: A film of a filler resin is disposed on at least one surface of a metal-coated cloth, and a flame retardant film of a mixed resin of a flame retardant and a thermoplastic resin is disposed on at least one of the surface of the film of the filler resin or a surface of the metal-coated cloth on which a film of the filler resin is not disposed. As the filler resin and the thermoplastic resin, at least one selected from the group consisting of an acrylate resin, a urethane resin and a polyester resin can be used, and as the flame retardant, at least one selected from the group consisting of a bromine compound, a phosphorous compound and an antimony compound can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Sachiyo Sakagawa, Toru Takegawa
  • Patent number: 7238632
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave shielding material including a three dimensionally knitted base material and a conductive metal layer formed on the three dimensionally knitted base material, which shielding material is characterized in that it comprises: a heat-fusing thread used at at least a portion of the three dimensionally knitted base material; and a portion in which connection thread is not present, wherein the amount of cutting debris generated at the time of cutting is decreased. According to the present invention, an electromagnetic wave shielding material, which is used for an electromagnetic wave shielding gasket for shielding electromagnetic wave, exhibits good workability if the thickness of the product is relatively thin, suppresses the metal separation and reduces the amount of cutting debris generated at the time of cutting, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigekazu Orita, Toru Takegawa, Yasufumi Katsuki, Fumio Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 7053013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an X-ray absorbing material that can be used in medicine as well as in the manufacture of special protective clothing, protective screens, housings, protective coatings and isolation materials. In a first embodiment, the material uses as a filler a poly-dispersed mixture, segregated by kneading and containing metallic particles having a size between 10?9 and 10?3 m, wherein the particles are bonded to the surface of a textile base. The density of the material is defined by the relation qN=(0.01–0.020) qP, where qN is filler. In a second embodiment, the invention uses as a filler the above mixture, although here the particles are surrounded by the volume of a matrix made of a compound that solidifies under atmospheric pressure. The total mass of the poly-dispersed and segregated mixture is defined by the relation M=(0.05–0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Igor Stepanovitch Nosov, Vladimir Ivanovich Tkatchenko, Valeriy Anatolievich Ivanov, Valeriy Ivanovich Petchenkin, Stanislav Yurivich Sokolov
  • Patent number: 7053014
    Abstract: A burner membrane comprising a textile fabric. The textile fabric comprising at least 60% by weight of machined metal fiber bundles, having a bundle voluminousity in the range of 1 to 15% and a torsion rate in the range of 10 to 80 turns/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignees: N.V. Bekaert S.A., Bekaert Combustion Technology NV
    Inventor: Gabriël Dewaegheneire
  • Patent number: 6984596
    Abstract: A wire-reinforced webbing material is disclosed for use in furniture, bedding and the like. The webbing includes a flat knitted fabric comprised of substantially elastic yarns such as polyester. A plurality of reinforcement wires are integrally knitted into the fabric structure in a lengthwise direction. The wires may be thin-gauge titanium or titanium alloy wires. Elastomeric yarns or cards may also be integrally knitted into the fabric structure parallel to the reinforcement wires. The reinforcement wires and elastomeric cords combine with the knitted fabric to yield a webbing material having both a high tensile strength and a resilient responsiveness to applied external loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Phillip Dickerson
  • Patent number: 6914019
    Abstract: A clothing element includes a carrier of a form that conforms to a portion of a body surface and an adherent coating made of titanium or of a titanium alloy and/or titanium compound located on one side of the carrier facing the body surface. The adherent coating increases the physical performance and the physical wellness of a body by for example, positively influencing muscle contractility and vasoactivity, and counteracting signs of fatigue and formation of sweat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Goetz Heine
  • Patent number: 6846545
    Abstract: A material to reduce the effects of trauma received from the impact of a projectile. One embodiment is a needle-punched, non-woven material including at least one type of ballistic fibers selected and oriented to provide a cushioning effect and maintain a high compressive restitution constant. A percentage of the fibers are oriented with at least their ends lying approximately perpendicular to the fabric plane and/or oriented to lie in a waveform generally along or parallel to the fabric plane. This enables the ends of the fibers lying perpendicular to the fabric plane to cushion the impact from the projectile by dissipating energy through compressional resistance, and the fibers along the fabric plane to reduce energy through dispersal along fiber lines, thereby reducing the trauma resulting from an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventor: Howard Thomas
  • Publication number: 20040242104
    Abstract: A composite vehicle component that is capable of attenuating RFI waves, and a method for making the same, is provided. The composite vehicle component can, in turn, comprise a composite structure and a conductive mesh attached to the composite structure, such that the conductive mesh, when contacted to ground, can attenuate RFI waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Meridian Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Robbins
  • Patent number: 6803332
    Abstract: A composite yarn formed of a core yarn and a cover yarn, wherein one of the core yarn and the cover yarn is a fluid-soluble strand and the other of the core yarn and cover yarn is a non-fluid-soluble strand. The composite yarn can be knitted into an intermediate fabric product. The soluble element is dissolved to leave a use fabric suitable for other processing, such as coating with materials such as latex, the non-fluid-soluble strand may be either a single strand or multi-filaments of steel wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory V. Andrews
  • Patent number: 6800573
    Abstract: A water-vapor-permeable, watertight, heat-reflecting flat composite is made by a process of combining a metal layer and a nonporous, water-vapor-permeable, watertight, hydrophilic flat substrate. The process includes at least the three steps of (1) selecting the substrate, (2) pre-cleaning the substrate, and (3) applying the substrate to the metal layer. Such a composite offers protection from heat loss, infrared-based detection, ultraviolet radiation, electro-smog, and static electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Sympatex Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Henricus J. M. Van De Ven, Jozef C. W. Spijkers, Karl W. Kopp
  • Patent number: 6779330
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, cut-resistant composite yarn which has a core member including at least one cut-resistant strand, a cover member including at least one strand wrapped around and enclosing the core member, wherein at least one strand in either the core member or the cover member is treated with and incorporates an antimicrobial compound. The yarn can be used to fabricate cut-resistant garments, such as gloves, worn by meat cutters and others who work with knives, saws and other sharp implements. The antimicrobial effect reduces bacteria, mold and fungi growth on the garments between washings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: World Fibers, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Riley Andrews, Gregory V. Andrews, John D. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20040147193
    Abstract: A burner membrane comprising a textile fabric. The textile fabric comprising at least 60% by weight of machined metal fiber bundles, having a bundle voluminousity in the range of 1 to 15% and a torsion rate in the range of 10 to 80 turns/m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Gabriel De Waegheneire
  • Patent number: 6756330
    Abstract: A knitted fabric comprises fibers. At least part of these are metal fibers. The fabric has 90 or more stitches per square centimeter. The fabric is used as a separation cloth (12) between mould (11) and glass (14). The increased number of stitchers per square centimeter reduces the risks for markings on the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: N.V. Bekaert S.A.
    Inventors: Guido Heirbaut, Wim Van Steenlandt
  • Publication number: 20040077244
    Abstract: A wire-reinforced webbing material is disclosed for use in furniture, bedding and the like. The webbing includes a flat knitted fabric comprised of substantially elastic yarns such as polyester. A plurality of reinforcement wires are integrally knitted into the fabric structure in a lengthwise direction. The wires may be thin-gauge titanium or titanium alloy wires. Elastomeric yarns or cards may also be integrally knitted into the fabric structure parallel to the reinforcement wires. The reinforcement wires and elastomeric cords combine with the knitted fabric to yield a webbing material having both a high tensile strength and a resilient responsiveness to applied external loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Phillip Dickerson
  • Patent number: 6723668
    Abstract: The cigar and cigarette burn resistant gaming cloth table includes a layer of fire retardant treated knit fabric laminated to a thin sheet of aluminum and wherein the other side of the aluminum sheet is laminated to a layer of non-woven synthetic fabric. Preferably, the top layer knit fabric is laminated to the aluminum via a latex adhesive. The lower non-woven fabric is laminated to the aluminum sheet via latex adhesive. Preferably, the knit layer, prior to being laminated to the thin sheet of aluminum, is treated with a fire retardant and an oil and water repellant chemical composition. Most preferably, the fire retardant and oil and water repellant chemical composition is a phosphorus fluorocarbon. The method includes treating the knit polyester fabric with fire retardant chemical, laminating a thin sheet of aluminum between the knit fabric layer and a layer of non-woven synthetic fabric. Preferably, the lamination is accomplished with a latex adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Graph to Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivette Principe
  • Patent number: 6703329
    Abstract: The cigar and cigarette burn resistant gaming cloth table includes a layer of fire retardant treated knit fabric laminated to a thin sheet of aluminum and wherein the other side of the aluminum sheet is laminated to a layer of synthetic fabric (preferably, a non-woven fabric). Preferably, the top layer knit fabric is laminated to the aluminum via a latex adhesive. The lower non-woven fabric is (a) laminated to the aluminum sheet via latex adhesive, (b) needle punch mounted to the aluminum, or (c) the aluminum is sprayed onto one or the other of the cloth layers. Preferably, the knit layer, prior to being laminated to the thin sheet of aluminum, is treated with a fire retardant and an oil, alcohol and water repellant and stain resistant chemical composition (preferably, a phosphorus fluorocarbon).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Graph to Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivette Principe
  • Publication number: 20040009731
    Abstract: A circularly knit garment is provided, the garment comprising a circularly knit fabric body having an inner surface adapted to be disposed adjacent to a wearer's skin when the garment is worn. The garment further includes at least one discrete electrically-conductive region formed at the inner surface of the body during the circular knitting thereof in such as manner as to contact the wearer's skin when the garment is worn. The at least one electrically-conductive region is comprised of electrically-conductive threads, wherein the electrically-conductive threads are knit into the body such that the electrically-conductive threads at the inner surface are confined to the at least one electrically-conductive region. The at least one electrically-conductive region is further adapted to cooperate with the wearer's skin to conduct an electrical signal therebetween. An associated blank and a method of making such a garment are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Tefron
    Inventor: Sigi Rabinowicz
  • Patent number: 6602811
    Abstract: A composite textile fabric for removing moisture from the skin is provided. The composite fabric includes an inner, first fabric layer comprising either a polyester, polypropylene, acrylic or nylon yam material which is naturally, or has been rendered, hydrophilic and an outer, second fabric layer incorporating either a moisture-absorbent material such as cotton or a synthetic yarn which has been rendered hydrophilic, or a combination thereof. The first and second fabric layers are formed concurrently by knitting a plaited construction. The second fabric layer, but not the first layer, is blended with synthetic fibers treated to have antimicrobial properties or the second fabric layer is treated with an anti-microbial paste. An elastomeric yarn material may be added to both layers so that the composite fabric is stretchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Edward P. Dionne, Charles Haryslak, William K. Lie, Gadalia Vainer
  • Publication number: 20030129905
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric are disclosed. First and second conductors are integrated into a fabric such that the conductors intersect at a crossover point. The conductors are bonded to each other at the crossover point to improve AC and DC characteristics. Disconnect areas may be provided near the crossover point to allow selective disconnection of the conductors from the crossover point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Anuj Dhawan, Tushar Kanti Ghosh, John Muth, Abdelfattah Seyam
  • Patent number: 6569789
    Abstract: A conductive material suitable as a gasket material for shielding the electromagnetic wave and a method of fabrication thereof are disclosed. The conductive material is intended to protect electronics equipment and devices from an erroneous operation which otherwise might be triggered by the electromagnetic wave leaking from other electronic equipment or devices and also to prevent a radio wave interference with communication equipment. A composite material sheet composed of a synthetic fiber-structured sheet and a porous synthetic resin sheet integrally bonded to each other is plated with a metal. In order to improve the working efficiency for final applications, an adhesive layer covered with the releasing paper is formed on one of the sheet surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Shioda, Akihide Katayama, Hiroo Kishimoto, Yoshiyuki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20030027476
    Abstract: A washfast and down-proof metallized fabric which comprises a metallic side, a non-metallic side and a cross-linked polyurethane latex coating over both sides which encapsulates said metal particles, its method of preparation and articles of clothing comprising such fabric are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Applicant: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Kirkland W. Vogt, Robert J. Goulet, Jimmie A. Still
  • Publication number: 20020182961
    Abstract: A fabric comprising elongated metal elements and thermoplastic material, said thermoplastic material being present in a volume of at least 40% of the total volume of said fabric, whereby at least part of the elongated metal elements are metal cords. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing a reinforced article by applying heat and/or pressure to such a fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Elsie De Clercq, Frans Van Giel
  • Publication number: 20020123286
    Abstract: The cigar and cigarette burn resistant gaming cloth table includes a layer of fire retardant treated knit fabric laminated to a thin sheet of aluminum and wherein the other side of the aluminum sheet is laminated to a layer of synthetic fabric (preferably, a non-woven fabric). Preferably, the top layer knit fabric is laminated to the aluminum via a latex adhesive. The lower non-woven fabric is (a) laminated to the aluminum sheet via latex adhesive, (b) needle punch mounted to the aluminum, or (c) the aluminum is sprayed onto one or the other of the cloth layers. Preferably, the knit layer, prior to being laminated to the thin sheet of aluminum, is treated with a fire retardant and an oil, alcohol and water repellant and stain resistant chemical composition (preferably, a phosphorus fluorocarbon).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: Graphic to Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivette Principe
  • Publication number: 20020123279
    Abstract: The cigar and cigarette burn resistant gaming cloth table includes a layer of fire retardant treated knit fabric laminated to a thin sheet of aluminum and wherein the other side of the aluminum sheet is laminated to a layer of non-woven synthetic fabric. Preferably, the top layer knit fabric is laminated to the aluminum via a latex adhesive. The lower non-woven fabric is laminated to the aluminum sheet via latex adhesive. Preferably, the knit layer, prior to being laminated to the thin sheet of aluminum, is treated with a fire retardant and an oil and water repellant chemical composition. Most preferably, the fire retardant and oil and water repellant chemical composition is a phosphorus fluorocarbon. The method includes treating the knit polyester fabric with fire retardant chemical, laminating a thin sheet of aluminum between the knit fabric layer and a layer of non-woven synthetic fabric. Preferably, the lamination is accomplished with a latex adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventor: Ivette Principe
  • Publication number: 20020106952
    Abstract: A resin injection molded article comprising at least a two-dimensional reinforcing core material formed into a non-planar shape, a resin surface layer covering the surface of the core material, and a resin-made structural member formed integrally with the resin surface layer and protruding from the resin surface layer, wherein the resin surface layer and the structural member are integrally molded by injection molding. The two-dimensional core material may be used as a design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Hashizume, Tetsuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 6413889
    Abstract: The invention concerns a pressing cushion (1, 11, 31, 32, 33) having a cushioning (2, 12) that is elastic in its thickness direction and having connecting threads (8, 25), going back and forth between the surfaces of the cushioning, that are configured at least partially as thermally conductive threads. The pressing cushion (1, 11, 31, 32, 33) is characterized in that connecting threads (8, 25) are provided which have a sewn profile or form knitted stitches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Thomas Josef Heimbach Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung & Co.
    Inventors: Walter Best, Ralf Kaldenhoff
  • Patent number: 6407016
    Abstract: The invention relates to a single-bed weft-knitted textile structure comprising stainless steel fibre bundles, in which a reinforcing multifilament insert yarn with a titre of less than 180 Tex is incorporated with tuck stitches into the textile structure in a regular pattern. The insert yarn is, for example, a multifilament stainless steel yarn, or a multifilament glass fibre yarn. In addition, the invention relates to the use of such a textile structure for covering moulds and tempering or press rings which are utilized in the process of forming glass plates, or for the covering of transportation means for glass plates during their forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: N.V. Bekaert S.A.
    Inventors: Wim Van Steenlandt, Guido Heirbaut