Including An Additional Knit Fabric Layer Patents (Class 442/318)
  • Publication number: 20150126090
    Abstract: The invention discloses high performance layered textile materials including at least one nonwoven layer sandwiched in between at least one first yarn based substrate layer and at least one second yarn based substrate layer. The non-woven layer has a first face and a second face, the first face being attached to and mechanically entangled with the first yarn based substrate layer and the second face being attached to and mechanically entangled with the second yarn based substrate layer. The formed integral material does not require assembly of individual layers prior to forming a finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: TEX-TECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Nelson, Eric Barter, Robert Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150110993
    Abstract: A flame resistant composite fabric includes a first flame resistant fabric layer, a second flame resistant fabric layer, and a barrier layer that bonds the first flame resistant fabric layer to the second flame resistant fabric layer. The barrier layer is capable of withstanding temperature of 500° F. for at least 5 minutes without substantial change in the integrity of the flame resistant composite fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn Flavin, David Costello, Jane Hunter, Michael Batson, Gadalia Vainer, Heidi Carlone
  • Publication number: 20150099103
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes composite materials and/or aircraft components. A method is disclosed for fabricating a composite component with varying properties for at least one of the following: along its length, through its thickness, radially, or in isolated areas. The embodiments may be used with Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), Resin Film infusion (RFI), and/or Pre-Impregnated Fabric (Pre-Preg).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Duncan, Donald Rodger Hudson
  • Patent number: 8986822
    Abstract: A device or method to prevent penetration of oil and petroleum products while allowing high water flow rate is provided. Such device or method is beneficial in controlling the contamination of surrounding soil from accidental leak of hydrocarbons such as oil and other petroleum products from equipment or storage vessels containing such materials. The containment systems equipped with these devices will allow the rain water to flow through while providing barrier to oil and petroleum products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: C. I. Agent Solutions
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel Parker, Branden Michael Baer, Thomas Russell Downs
  • 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: 20140248481
    Abstract: The composite fabric is suitable as a flame barrier for different articles, such as mattresses, pillows, seats and upholstered furniture and is made from a plurality of joined breathable layers including at least one textile layer and one impervious layer joined including a knitted textile layer made of cellulose fibres of natural renewable origin including at least 50% of cellulose flame-retardant fibres, and the impervious layer including an halogen free plastic material selected among polyurethane or polyester incorporating a known flame-retardant or inhibitor additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joan Curós Santaeularia, Laura Rigau Roca
  • Publication number: 20140187121
    Abstract: A moisture management fabric using denier differential to facilitate the movement of sweat away from the wearer's body is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment constructed from an exemplary moisture management fabric is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment is a moisture transporting sport bra. A denier differential is employed to provide superior moisture transporting and evaporation of perspiration from a wearer during exertion. The denier differential relies upon a facing layer and a back layer with substantially different yarn thickness and fabric porosity to achieve fluid transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca P. Hurd, Susan L. Sokolowski
  • Patent number: 8765253
    Abstract: An exercise mat can include a knit spacer fabric having a first ground fabric spaced apart from a second ground fabric in an uncompressed state. The exercise mat can be configured to be rolled up and compressed for storage and to expand into a planar spaced apart arrangement between the first and second ground fabrics for use. The knit spacer fabric can be formed from a plurality of knit polymeric threads and can include a first wall fabric extending between the first ground fabric and the second ground fabric. The first wall fabric can support the first ground fabric and the second ground fabric in a compressible spaced-apart configuration. The spacer fabric can include a traction-enhancing coating at an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia L. Smaldone, Amy Lyttle
  • Publication number: 20140080373
    Abstract: Spacer textiles are disclosed comprising a first and a second fabric layer with filaments of poly ether ether ketone N(PEEK) connecting the layers. Preferably the first or second fabric layer comprise aramid yarn. The fabric layers may be of mesh construction or a closed structure fabric. Also disclosed are methods for producing such spacer textiles preferably by knitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Heathcoat Fabrics Limited
    Inventor: George Keitch
  • Publication number: 20140035342
    Abstract: Layer structure for a seat cushion at least comprising a surface layer unit and a cushion layer unit below the surface layer unit, characterized in that the cushion layer unit comprises at least one nonwoven layer and at least one spacer crocheted-fabric and/or spacer knitted-fabric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: J.H. Ziegler GmbH
    Inventors: Julia Scholz, Steffi Schoenfelder
  • Publication number: 20140000319
    Abstract: The invention relates to spacer fabric comprising a first and a second generally planar knitted layer (1, 2) that are attached to each other by spacer threads (3), wherein the spacer threads (3) in the first knitted layer (1) form stitches by an intertwining of threads. According to the invention, the spacer threads (3) on the second generally planar knitted layer (2) do not form stitches, wherein the spacer threads (3) are interlaced there only as an inlay. The object of the invention is also a motor vehicle interior furnishing item that includes this spacer fabric as cover material. The spacer fabric is disposed in such a way that the second generally planar knitted layer (2) forms the exposed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan MUELLER, Frank MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20130344278
    Abstract: Described is a single or multilayer mattress or pillow cover fabric (1, 10) with at least one knitted or woven layer made of a polyester yarn, with the knitted or woven layer being knitted or woven entirely from an antimony-free polyester yarn. Further described is a mattress or pillow cover and a protective mattress or pillow pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BODET & HORST GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20130337252
    Abstract: A device or method to prevent penetration of oil and petroleum products while allowing high water flow rate is provided. Such device or method is beneficial in controlling the contamination of surrounding soil from accidental leak of hydrocarbons such as oil and other petroleum products from equipment or storage vessels containing such materials. The containment systems equipped with these devices will allow the rain water to flow through while providing barrier to oil and petroleum products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daniel Parker, Branden Michael Baer, Thomas Russell Downs
  • Publication number: 20130330524
    Abstract: A protective cover includes a textile layer and an air permeable, moisture-vapor-transmissive, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane layer attached to said textile layer, the cover having an MVTR rating of at least 4000 g/m2/day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Clare R. King, Vishal Bansal, Leo J. Crotty, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130295812
    Abstract: A knit fabric having a modified knit structure comprising a first layer of jersey knit fabric and a second layer of jersey knit fabric, wherein the first and second layers of jersey knit fabric are joined to each other by a third layer of tuck stitches, and wherein the first and second jersey stitch layers include at least one continuous strand of bare rubber and a plurality of continuous strands selected from the group consisting of continuous strands of bare rubber and continuous strands of non-elastic yarn, and the third layer of tuck stitches are made of continuous strands of non-elastic yarn, knit together into the fabric so as to hold the first and second jersey stitch layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: David E. Lee
  • Patent number: 8535776
    Abstract: A flexible, breathable, stretchable fabric laminate is formed from two knit pile fabrics, one having exposed hook-engageable fiber loops and the other providing a skin contact surface. The grounds of both knits include elastomeric yarns, and the fabrics are bonded together at their technical faces, with adhesive in contact with both pile yarns and elastomeric ground yarns of each knit fabric but covering only portions of the laminate to leave other portions air-permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Paul R. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8536076
    Abstract: A textile fleece fabric having a resistance to thermal energy from exposure to momentary electric arcs or flame so as to be suitable for use in safety apparel is made of three integrated layers including inner and outer layers on opposite sides of an intervening middle layer. The inner and outer layers are comprised predominately of textile fibers which have inherent or additive flame resistant properties, and the middle layer is comprised substantially entirely of textile fibers without inherent or additive flame resistant properties. The textile fibers of one of the inner or outer layers have a raised nap forming a fleece surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Innovative Textiles, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael N. Byles
  • 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: 8334225
    Abstract: Stretchable artificial leather comprising a fibrous substrate comprising tricot knitted fabric, and a polyurethane resin layer laminated on the surface of the fibrous substrate, the stretchable artificial leather having fixed load elongation of from 30 to 60% in each of a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction and a bias direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Uemura, Atsushi Kakosaka, Yukito Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20120307338
    Abstract: An electroactive material, in the form of a self-supported layer, comprising: a matrix, which maintains the mechanical strength of the electroactive material; and an electroactive system, which is inserted in the matrix and comprises an electroactive organic compound (ea1+), an electroactive organic compound (ea2), a solubilization liquid (L), and ionic charges present as ionic salt or acid, wherein the electroactive compounds (ea1+ & ea2) and the ionic charges are in the solubilization liquid (L), wherein the matrix comprises a textile sheet (TS) or on a stack of sheets comprising the textile sheet (TS), and wherein the mineral fibers of the matrix and the solubilization liquid (L) have indices that are substantially equal, with a difference of at most 0.1. In addition, an electrically controllable device having variable optical properties, comprising the electroactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Samuel Solarski, Fabienne Piroux, Gilles Bokobza
  • Publication number: 20120309244
    Abstract: This electrolyte material for an electrically controllable device having variable optical/energy properties is in the form of a self-supported layer intended to be placed between two layers of electroactive material, and comprises or consists of a matrix which is capable of maintaining the mechanical strength thereof and in which are inserted ionic charges capable of allowing, under the action of a current, oxidation and reduction reactions in adjacent layers of electroactive material. The ionic charges are within the matrix in the solubilized state, solubilized by a solubilization liquid (L). The matrix is chosen to provide the percolation pathway for the ionic charges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Samuel Solarski, Fabienne Piroux
  • Patent number: 8304355
    Abstract: An elastic composite strip has a longitudinally elongated substrate strip having a pair of opposite faces and formed of an elastomer that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely. A respective soft knit fabric cover strip that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely extends longitudinally on each of the faces. Respective arrays of longitudinally spaced and transversely extending lines of adhesive are bonded to the faces and to filaments of the respective cover strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Baldauf, Dieter Homoelle, Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Patent number: 8247333
    Abstract: A cellular material that can provide a unique combination of properties and characteristics for a variety of applications requiring a cellular solid that possesses one or more of the following characteristics: (1) efficient load support in one or more directions, (2) excellent mechanical impact energy absorption and vibration suppression potential, (3) high convection heat transfer throughout, (4) low pumping requirements for fluid throughput, for example in a second direction orthogonal to one or more load-bearing directions, (5) a substantially linear dependence of the Young's and shear moduli along with the tensile, compressive and shear yield strengths upon relative density (6) a potentially inexpensive textile-based synthetic approach, (7) excellent filtration potential, (8) a high surface area to volume ratio for enhanced activity as a catalyst or catalyst support (9) interconnected, open porosity for device storage, biological tissue in-growth or other functionalities requiring open space, and (10) ext
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: David J. Sypeck, Haydn N. G. Wadley
  • Patent number: 8240603
    Abstract: A mat for reducing the disturbance of particulate matter by wind, has a first layer of coarse mesh material, and a second layer of coarse mesh material. The first layer is held in a substantially fixed position relative to the second layer. The mat is particularly suitable for use as a helicopter landing mat, in conditions where dust, sand, snow, water or other particles or liquids might otherwise cause a disturbance resulting in loss of visibility, damage or wear to parts of the helicopter, and injury or damage to nearby people or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: C Gear Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Peter Knightley, Warren Lachlan McGrettor, Gregory Norman Peters
  • Publication number: 20120178343
    Abstract: A moisture management fabric using denier differential to facilitate the movement of sweat away from the wearer's body is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment constructed from an exemplary moisture management fabric is presented. An exemplary moisture management support garment is a moisture transporting sport bra. A denier differential is employed to provide superior moisture transporting and evaporation of perspiration from a wearer during exertion. The denier differential relies upon a facing layer and a back layer with substantially different yarn thickness and fabric porosity to achieve fluid transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca P. Hurd, Susan L. Sokolowski
  • Publication number: 20120174281
    Abstract: A zoned moisture management garment is presented, which provides one-way moisture transport from a wearer's body and zones of different moisture management performance. By incorporating dissolvable yarns, removable by a printable paste, with non-dissolvable yarns of different denier per filament, zoned garments with a denier differential mechanism can be created. The zoned garment optimizes evaporative cooling and wicking zones of a garment based upon a sweat profile and contact profile of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk M. Mayer, Nathan Demarest, Rebecca P. Hurd
  • Publication number: 20120122364
    Abstract: A method of forming a circular knit fabric includes feeding a multi-filament non-elastomeric yarn from a first spool into an aperture defined in a yarn carrier plate that guides the non-elastomeric yarn sequentially to a series of knitting needles spaced about a circular needle array; while feeding an elastomeric yarn from a second spool to the yarn carrier plate, such that a fabric is knit to have a ground comprising both the non-elastomeric yarn and the elastomeric yarn. The non-elastomeric yarn and the elastomeric yarn are fed together into the carrier plate aperture in an untwisted, unwrapped relation, such that the fabric ground is knit to have a technical face in which potions of the non-elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas and portions of the elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Denis John Menczywor
  • Publication number: 20120100351
    Abstract: Included are bonded laminate constructions that have a modulus which approaches the sum of the modulus of the individual components of the laminate. By reducing variation in the modulus, the stretch or elasticity of the bonded or laminated fabric or garment is maximized. The bonded laminates include a bonding component that may be an elastomeric film, an adhesive, or a combination of a film with adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Carmen A. Covelli, Douglas K. Farmer, Geoffrey D. Hietpas
  • Patent number: 8057878
    Abstract: A waterproof, insulated multi-layer fabric structure is described, including a first and second layer to bound an interior volume. A baffle layer is located in the bounded volume and undulates between the first layer and second layer. The baffle layer is directly attached to the first layer. Adhesive tape portions are attached to the second layer to eliminate the need of stitching through the second layer, improving the structure's waterproof qualities. The baffle layer is attached to the adhesive tape portions which extend from the second layer. A method for manufacturing the multi-layer structure is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: BHA Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Lo, Taher Abujoudeh
  • Publication number: 20110162126
    Abstract: A knit fabric, protective sleeve and glove constructed therefrom has three knit layers knit constructed and knit to one another in a single knitting operation to provide the fabric as a single piece of knit material. The fabric includes an outer layer, an inner layer and an intermediate layer sandwiched between the outer and inner layers. The outer layer is knit with a first yarn, the inner layer is knit with a second yarn and the intermediate layer is knit with a third yarn in looped fashion about at least some of the first and second yarns to provide an integrally knit structure having three layers knit stitched together in a single knitting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Philip E. Marks, Linwood Ludy
  • Patent number: 7972984
    Abstract: A mat for reducing the disturbance of particulate matter by wind, has a first layer of coarse mesh material, and a second layer of coarse mesh material. The first layer is held in a substantially fixed position relative to the second layer. The mat is particularly suitable for use as a helicopter landing mat, in conditions where dust, sand, snow, water or other particles or liquids might otherwise cause a disturbance resulting in loss of visibility, damage or wear to parts of the helicopter, and injury or damage to nearby people or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: C Gear Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Peter Knightley, Warren Lachlan McGregor, Gregory Norman Peters
  • Publication number: 20110061842
    Abstract: A fabric structure includes a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, a plurality of conductive yarns, and a plurality of connecting yarns. A yarn coverage ratio of the first fabric layer ranges from about 90% to about 100%. A yarn coverage ratio of the second fabric layer ranges from about 90% to about 100%. The conductive yarns are distributed between the first fabric layer and the second fabric layer. The connecting yarns interlace the first fabric layer and the second fabric layer, so that the conductive yarns are sandwiched between the first fabric layer and the second fabric layer. The conductive yarns and the connecting yarns are not interlaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chen-Liang Li, Kuo-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 7851388
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for finishing knitted fabrics and fabrics finished by the novel process. In one embodiment, the method of finishing a knitted fabric includes the steps of: (a) stretching the fabric above about 5% but less than about 25% in width, and above about (?)7% but less than about 10% in length, (b) heat-setting the fabric to the stretched width and length at a temperature above about 120 degrees Centigrade and lower than about 250 degrees Centigrade, and (c) applying a polymeric protective binder coating resin to the fabric at a concentration of at least 5% but less than 25% based on the weight of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Yong Ku Kim, Armand Francis Lewis
  • Patent number: 7820571
    Abstract: A multi-layer woven or knitted fabric exhibiting reversibly changeable air permeability, which contains reversibly crimping cellulose acetate fibers exhibiting a percentage of crimp of less than 10% at a humidity of 95% or above and a percentage of crimp of 20% or above at a humidity of 45% or below and which has a basis weight of 100 to 350 g/m2. When water content of the fabric is enhanced by the absorption of water or moisture, the air permeability of the fabric increases to inhibit in-clothes stuffiness or stickiness due to sweat and in-clothes temperature rise, while when the fabric has discharged the water into the outside environment, the air permeability of the fabric decreases to the original one to prevent the body temperature from lowering excessively because of the heat of vaporization and thus keep the in-clothes environment comfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Rayon Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Kuroda, Mitsuo Tanaka, Mitsuaki Shiotsuki, Teruhiro Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20100183836
    Abstract: A composite fabric product comprises at least one layer of textile material and at least one layer of melted plastic material, wherein non-melting textile material is embedded in at least one of the said layers of melted plastic material, and wherein filaments or yarns located in at least one of said layers of textile material extend into said at least one layer of melted plastic material and interlace with the non-melting textile material embedded therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: TEXOPLAST LTD.
    Inventor: Keren Elen Wangenheim
  • Publication number: 20100093238
    Abstract: A knitted or woven material is proposed for camouflaging objects or persons, having a coating that comprises or has at least one conductive polymer (ICP). Suitable substances for the coating are conductive polymers, for example based on polythiophene (PEDOT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Rene Schwarz
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100003880
    Abstract: A knitted textile fabric for use in safety apparel, comprising a first yarn containing modacrylic fibers and a second yarn containing apparel, preferably cellulosic, fibers. The first and second yarns are interknitted with one another, e.g., in plated or bi-ply, relationship with the modacrylic yarn disposed predominantly at an outer face of the fabric for imparting flame resistant properties and an affinity for high visibility dyes and with the cellulosic yarn disposed predominantly at the opposite face of the fabric for imparting a hand suitable for comfortable body contact with a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Innovative Textiles, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael N. Byles, John N. Wasylyk
  • 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: 7579292
    Abstract: Resin infusion medium and reinforcing composite lamina textile constituted by a warp knit open work structure produced in the form of polygons of which at least some of the edges are defined by knops such as to give prominence to the design to provide for fluidic channels, the knops being knitted to be sufficiently non-compressible in order to resist collapse of the fluid channels during compression of the composite preform under vacuum induced process pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: VRAC, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick E. Mack, Matthew Ogden
  • Publication number: 20090149101
    Abstract: A fire barrier fabric further comprising a multilayer fabric having at least two layers, including an outside layer and a fire barrier layer; wherein the fire barrier layer provides flame-retardant and/or flame-resistant properties to the entire fabric without requiring fabric coatings or treatments to provide any contribution to flame retardance or resistance, wherein additional layers may include a filler layer, and wherein the fabric is applied to articles, such as upholstered articles and mattresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald M. Sytz
  • Publication number: 20090075042
    Abstract: A laminated non-elastic tape is provided. The laminated tape may include two layers of material, each layer having warp yarns extending longitudinally of the tape and weft yarns extending transversely of the tape. The warp yarns may be non-elastic. The two layers of material having warp yarns and weft yarns may be, for example, warp-knitted weft-insertion fabrics, scrim woven fabrics, or any other suitable material that facilitates hand-tearing of the tape. The tape may include a layer of nonwoven material positioned, for example, between the two layers of material. The layers of material may be bonded together with a binder. In some embodiments, the binder may be a latex- or non-latex-based cohesive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ANDOVER HEALTHCARE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas S. MURPHY
  • Publication number: 20090004413
    Abstract: A composition which contains a mixture of a shear thickening fluid and at least one inert filler and said shear thickening fluid and filler remain in a conformable form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: UD TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norman Wagner, Eric D. Wetzel
  • Publication number: 20070281569
    Abstract: The invention is related to a thermally insulated and moisture-repellent textile structure, consisting of 1. an inner layer (contact skin): made of moisture-absorbance and sweat-repellant ultrafine fiber; 2. a middle layer: made of thermally insulated and anti-static metal yarns combined with moisture-absorbant and sweat-repellent ultrafine fibers; 3. an outer layer: moisture-absorbant and breathable pure cotton. When such textiles are applied to apparels like underwears, sweaters or jackets, the ultrafine fibers in the inner layer can completely absorb excessive water molecules on skin surface. When these water molecules that carry body heat pass through the middle layer, through the dual functions of the metal yarns of thermal insulation and the ultrafine fibers of moisture absorbance and sweat repellency, the water molecules are completely absorbed by the outer layer of pure cotton and repelled from the body. The body heat is conserved between the middle layer and human body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventor: Ming Lai Wu
  • Patent number: 7276275
    Abstract: A laminated material including a decorative or functional cover layer laminated to a porous material layer. The cover layer may include a rigid, semi-rigid or flexible material and the porous spacer material layer may include a reticulated foam, nonwoven textile, or a spacer fabric. The cover layer is laminated onto the porous material layer, increasing the seam strength, durability and dimensional stability of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Highland Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Schindzielorz, Jimmy Pruitt, Carl Wagner
  • Patent number: 7235504
    Abstract: A three-dimensional knitted fabric having front and back ground structures and an interconnection yarn uniting the ground structures. At least one of the front and back ground structures of the three-dimensional knitted fabric has an uneven pattern with projections and depressions having a great level difference. Ground yarns of the at least one ground structure are traversed by a predetermined traverse width so that the projections each have a curved shape having a distinct curvature in section, and cast off at predetermined intervals so that the depressions each have an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Shirasaki, Kazunori Yamada, Yukito Kaneko
  • Patent number: 7105077
    Abstract: A press felt for papermaking comprises a base body, a fibrous assembly, and a three-dimensional knitted fabric within the interior of the felt. The base body and the knitted fabric may be in contact, or, for improved adhesion between the base body and the knitted fabric, a fibrous assembly may be disposed between the base body and the knitted fabric. Excellent compression recoverability and sustainability may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Onikubo, Hiroyuki Oda, Yasuhiko Kobayashi, Masufumi Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 6927182
    Abstract: A composite textile fabric for rapidly moving moisture away from the skin is provided. The composite fabric includes an inner fabric layer (the technical back) formed therealong with a plurality of vertical and horizontal channels and made of a yarn comprising a plurality of fibers of polyester or nylon which have been rendered hydrophilic. The fabric also includes an outer fabric layer (the technical face) made of a moisture absorbent material, a yarn comprising a plurality of fibers primarily of polyester of other man-made yarn which has also been rendered hydrophilic, or a combination thereof. The inner fabric layer and the outer fabric layer are formed concurrently by knitting a plaited construction so that the layers are distinct and separate, yet integrated one with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Charles Haryslak
  • Patent number: 6900146
    Abstract: The present invention contemplates a method of forming a textile laminate or composite fabric from a plurality of woven fabric layers, with the method contemplating use of a three-dimensional image transfer device to facilitate efficient and commercially viable use of the method. Herein is disclosed a method of forming an imaged textile laminate or composite compound fabric, the fabric having a first textile fabric layer comprising a plurality of interwoven warp and weft yarns and at least one other textile fabric layer, the lamination of the fabric layers and imaging of the construct occurring on a three-dimensional image transfer device. The image transfer device has a foraminous, image-forming surface comprising a regular pattern of three-dimensional surface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Keith Black, Charles Keith Curtis, Shane James Moran
  • Patent number: 6845638
    Abstract: An insulated knitted fabric comprises a single layer or two or more layers, wherein at least the outer layer is composed of fibers having a single filament fineness of 0.2 to 3.0 dtex; at least one layer of the knitted fabric has a stitch density of 45 courses/2.54 cm or above and 45 wales/2.54 cm or above; the air permeability of the knitted fabric is 5 to 50 cc/cm2·sec and the knitted fabric is subjected to water absorptive finish. The knitted fabric is useful as general clothes materials, sport clothes materials or the like requiring high wind-breaking property and water absorbing property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventor: Nobuaki Ogata