Including A Nonwoven Fabric Layer Other Than Paper Patents (Class 442/319)
  • Patent number: 9478954
    Abstract: A self-wrapping nonwoven sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a non-woven wall having a thickness extending between inner and outer sides. The wall has opposite edges extending along a length of the sleeve between opposite ends. The opposite edges are biased into a self-wrapped configuration by heat-set material of the nonwoven wall to define a tubular cavity. The non-woven wall includes first and second portions extending between the opposite edges. The first portion and second portion have respective first and second thicknesses extending between the inner and outer sides, wherein the first thickness is greater than the second thickness and wherein the first portion provides flexibility to the wall and the second portion is heat set to bias the wall into its self-wrapped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamaguchi, Kouichi Satoh, Benoit Laurent
  • Publication number: 20150065002
    Abstract: A multilayer protective fabric material covering for providing protection against chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear material (CBRN), especially in the form of aerosols or microbes, protective equipment or garments made from such material, and methods of manufacturing the material. The protective fabric material comprises a fabric shell layer and a second layer, adjacent to the fabric shell layer, the second layer comprising three sublayers which may be laminated together to form a sandwich layer. The first sublayer is a non-woven microporous membrane which is at least partly impermeable to aerosols, microbes or a combination thereof, and which is at least partly permeable to air, which may comprise polyurethane, Teflon™, or some other suitable polymer. The second sublayer is a comfort or moisture wicking layer comprising woven or knitted fabric. The third sublayer comprises activated carbon material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Stedfast, Inc.
    Inventor: Hamid Benaddi
  • 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: 20150044928
    Abstract: A non-woven fabric (1) that is modified with activated carbon is needled on an elastic or inelastic textile sheet material (2), preferably a woven fabric or a knitted fabric. With this method, it is achieved that the strength of the textile sheet material (2) can be imparted to a non-woven fabric (1) that is otherwise not tear-resistant, whereby the adsorption properties of the activated carbon that are necessary in protective textiles are completely retained. During needling, the elastic or inelastic textile sheet material (2) is stretched or kept stretched, and stress is relieved after needling. The effect that is thus achieved is that the non-woven fabric (1) does not tear when the textile good or the molded part is stretched again, since the non-woven fabric then is stretched out from a compressed initial state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Helfenberger Immobilien LLC & Co Textilforschungs- und Entwicklungs KG
    Inventor: Josef GLASER
  • Publication number: 20140273700
    Abstract: A composite material for application in a shoe upper, sole or seat cover, including a waterproof, water vapour-permeable functional layer as well as an air-permeable dual-layer composite, wherein the dual-layer composite is constructed so that the layer of the dual-layer composite facing the functional layer has a higher hydrophilicity and absorptivity than the layer of the dual-layer composite facing away from the functional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Mhamed Mouhassin, Liviu-Mihai Pavelescu
  • Patent number: 8834984
    Abstract: A disinfecting cleaning wipe of stitch-bonded construction. The wipe includes a stitching substrate of fibrous nonwoven material having a mass per unit area of not more than 30 grams per square meter. A first plurality of stitching yarns is disposed in stitched relation through the stitching substrate in a pattern of substantially parallel linear stitch lines extending in a first direction across the stitching substrate. At least a second plurality of stitching yarns is disposed in stitched relation through the stitching substrate in a repeating zigzag pattern to define a first group of surface yarn float segments extending diagonally between stitch positions at opposing linear stitch lines. A disinfecting solution at least partially saturates the cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Publication number: 20140201960
    Abstract: Disclosed is an arc flash protection, multiple-use nonwoven fabric structure comprising one or more layers having fire resistant properties. The fabric structure has an arc flash facing nonwoven surface, and a nonwoven part of the fabric structure comprises non-inherent, and/or inherently fire resistant fibers, said fibers being mechanically, chemically, or thermally bonded, whereby the fabric structure has a minimum Arc Thermal Protection Value (ATPV) to fabric basis weight ratio of 250 cal/g, preferably greater than 350 cal/g, more preferably greater than 500 cal/g, when measured in accordance with ASTM F1959—Standard Test Method for Determining the Arc Rating of Materials for Clothing, and the fabric structure maintains said ATPV to fabric basis weight ratio through at least 25 washing cycles when washed according to AATCC Method 135 (3, IV, A iii).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: NORAFIN INDUSTRIES GMBH
    Inventors: Stuart Smith, Marc Jolly, Jos van Hattum, Andre Lang, Bettina B. Sorensen
  • 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: 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: 20130344762
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an insulation composition comprising the following layers (a) a hydrophobic, moisture permeable layer composed of a woven, non-woven, or knit fibrous material, (b) a hydrophilic wicking layer, (c) an insulation material layer. The invention is also directed to a method to remove water from an insulated metal transport conduit comprising a metal transport conduit and an insulation composition, wherein the insulation composition comprises of a layer (b1) of a high void material, by supplying a stream of gas to the layer of high void material at a first point and discharging a stream of the gas and any water picked up from the high void material at a second point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: RNS TECHNOLOGIES BV
    Inventors: Petrus Antonius VERMONT, Walter John CHAPPAS, JR., Walter John CHAPPAS
  • Publication number: 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.
  • Patent number: 8603925
    Abstract: The invention provides a leather-like sheet material which is excellent in surface appearance, texture and physical properties and considerate of the environment; a process for the production thereof; and interior, clothing, and industrial materials made by using the same. A leather-like sheet material made from a nonwoven fabric which is constituted of ultra-fine fibers having a mean single-fiber fineness of 0.001 to 0.5 dtex and impregnated with a self-emulsifiable polyurethane, wherein the self-emulsifiable polyurethane and the ultra-fine fibers do substantially not adhere closely to each other, the moieties of the polyurethane have a nonporous structure, and the polyurethane has a structure crosslinked by siloxane bond in the molecular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gen Koide, Nobuhiro Maeda, Masaru Ueno, Yoshikazu Yakake
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8575046
    Abstract: A SMC sheet includes: a sheet material body made of a resin compound containing uncured thermosetting resin; and a fiber sheet embedded as an intermediate layer in the sheet material body and impregnated with the thermosetting resin of the sheet material body. Short fiber is distributed on at least one side of the fiber sheet in the sheet material body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Daikyonishikawa Corporation, National University Corporation Kyoto Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Kajioka, Hiroyuki Hamada, Asami Nakai
  • Publication number: 20130288554
    Abstract: Laminated composite materials for industrial molded applications and methods of making same. The laminated composite material includes a fabric layer, an adhesive layer, and a backing layer, wherein the backing layer is vinyl, and wherein the fabric layer is formed from a circular-knit material, thereby providing a laminate composite material having improved stretch and moldability for industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Mallen Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Mallen, Stan W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130112625
    Abstract: A consolidated nanofiber nonwoven comprising a plurality of roped fiber bundles having a length axis. The roped fiber bundles comprise a plurality of nanofibers having a median diameter of less than one micrometer, where at least 50% by number of the nanofibers are oriented within 45 degrees of the length axis of the roped fiber bundles. The nanofibers within the same roped fiber bundle are entangled together. The roped fiber bundles are randomly oriented within the nanofiber nonwoven and are entangled with other roped fiber bundles within the nanofiber nonwoven. At least a portion of the nanofibers are entangled with and adhered to other nanofibers within the same roped fiber bundle and at least a portion of the roped fiber bundles are entangled with and adhered to other roped fiber bundles within the consolidated nanofiber nonwoven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Pradipkumar Bahukudumbi, Kirkland W. Vogt, Dale S. Kitchen, Randolph S. Kohlman
  • Publication number: 20130115837
    Abstract: A nanofiber nonwoven comprising a plurality of roped fiber bundles having a length axis. The roped fiber bundles comprise a plurality of nanofibers having a median diameter of less than one micrometer, where at least 50% by number of the nanofibers are oriented within 45 degrees of the length axis of the roped fiber bundles. The nanofibers within the same roped fiber bundle are entangled together. The roped fiber bundles are randomly oriented within the nanofiber nonwoven and are entangled with other roped fiber bundles within the nanofiber nonwoven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Dale S. Kitchen, Pradipkumar Bahukudumbi, Patrick A. Petri, Randolph S. Kohlman
  • Publication number: 20130112499
    Abstract: An acoustic composite containing at least a first acoustically coupled non-woven composite and a second acoustically coupled non-woven composite, each acoustically coupled non-woven composite containing a non-woven layer and a facing layer. The non-woven layer contains a plurality of binder fibers and a plurality of bulking fibers and has a binder zone and a bulking zone. The facing layer of the second acoustically coupled non-woven composite is adjacent the second surface of the non-woven layer of the first acoustically coupled non-woven composite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Dale S. Kitchen, Pradipkumar Bahukudumbi, Gregory Thompson, Mark T. Mapes
  • Patent number: 8414742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clothing especially a press felt for a paper, cardboard or tissue machine with a nonwoven structure comprising staple fibers and which provides the paper and running side of the clothing and with a base structure which is embedded into the nonwoven structure, whereby the base structure comprises a warp knit structure which has sewing threads and reinforcing threads extending lengthways parallel to each other and which have a greater flexural strength than the sewing threads, whereby the sewing threads form loops into which the reinforcing threads are tied thereby forming the warp knit structure. The invention is characterized in that an intermediate layer is arranged at the warp knit structure which is connected with the reinforcing threads by way of the sewing threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Köckritz, Hubert Walkenhaus
  • Publication number: 20130030340
    Abstract: Nonwoven fibrous webs including a multiplicity of randomly oriented discrete fibers and a multiplicity of chemically active particulates secured to the web, and methods of making and using same. In some embodiments, more than 0% and less than 10% wt. of the nonwoven fibrous web is made of multi-component fibers having at least a first region exhibiting a first melting temperature and a second region exhibiting a second melting temperature greater than the first melting temperature. In other embodiments, the discrete fibers include a first population of monocomponent thermoplastic fibers having a first melting temperature, and a second population of monocomponent fibers having a second melting temperature greater than the first melting temperature. In certain embodiments, at least some of the particulates are bonded to the fibers. In other embodiments, at least some of the particulates are secured within interstices of the fibrous web, without substantial bonding to the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bernard Vincent, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Tien T. Wu, Eric M. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120315436
    Abstract: A planar surface covering with an outer leather layer, a stabilization layer secured to the outer leather layer by an adhesive, and a tension layer secured to the stabilization layer. The stabilization layer has a fibrous stabilization material with stabilization fibers oriented in at least two planar directions of the stabilization layer. The tension layer has a fibrous tension material with tension fibers oriented in at least two planar directions of the tension layer. The tension fibers melt at a lower temperature than the stabilization fibers, and the adhesive melts at a lower temperature than the tension fibers. In one version, the fibrous stabilization material of the stabilization layer has a thickness and fiber characteristics that create cushion attributes in the stabilization layer. In another version, the fibrous tension material of the tension layer has a thickness and fiber characteristics that create cushion attributes in the tension layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Dale R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20120307338
    Abstract: An electroactive material, in the form of a self-supported layer, comprising: a matrix, which maintains the mechanical strength of the electroactive material; and an electroactive system, which is inserted in the matrix and comprises an electroactive organic compound (ea1+), an electroactive organic compound (ea2), a solubilization liquid (L), and ionic charges present as ionic salt or acid, wherein the electroactive compounds (ea1+ & ea2) and the ionic charges are in the solubilization liquid (L), wherein the matrix comprises a textile sheet (TS) or on a stack of sheets comprising the textile sheet (TS), and wherein the mineral fibers of the matrix and the solubilization liquid (L) have indices that are substantially equal, with a difference of at most 0.1. In addition, an electrically controllable device having variable optical properties, comprising the electroactive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Samuel Solarski, Fabienne Piroux, Gilles Bokobza
  • Patent number: 8318617
    Abstract: A cleanroom garment containing a nanoweb bonded in a face to face relationship with a fabric, and a second fabric. The garment has a permeability of at least 1 m·min?1·m?2, and a particle filtration efficiency according to IEST-RP-CC003.3 at 0.5 microns of at least 90% after one wash and at least 50% after 25 washes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Nicole L. Blankenbeckler
  • Publication number: 20120238162
    Abstract: An elastomeric laminate that does not require mechanical activation comprises an elastomeric polymer film layer bonded to one or more other substrate layers. The elastomeric film composition, physical properties of the substrate, and bonding conditions are selected and controlled to form an elastomeric laminate that is stretchable and recoverable without the use of excess material or post-lamination mechanical activation. The resulting elastomeric laminate may be manufactured on relatively simple high-speed equipment at lower cost and with improved physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Iyad Muslet, Jacqueline Courtney, David G. Bland, James Morrison, William P. Mahoney, Stephen L. Herrington, Daniel E. Pitts, Scott Etter, Daniel Steinmetz, Gregory T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8268736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for improving the breaking strength and/or tear strength of a warp-knitted fabric, in particular for use in adsorptive filtering materials having a protective function against chemical poisons and/or warfare agent materials, the process comprising providing the warp-knitted fabric with a multiplicity of wales, a multiplicity of courses and a multiplicity of structural elements. In accordance with the present invention, a portion of the structural elements is configured as to each extend over a plurality of wales, so that in the event of a breaking stress on the warp-knitted fabric or the action of a breaking force the structural elements which each extend over a plurality of wales are pushed together or bundled and an improved breaking force results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Blucher GmbH
    Inventors: Anna Varga-Molnar, Hanno Oppermann
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120064789
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric is provided that has biodegradability and has excellent mechanical strength and excellent texture in combination, and a fiber product containing the nonwoven fabric is provided. The biodegradable nonwoven fabric contains at least two kinds of fibers including a fiber A and a fiber B, in which the fiber A contains a first component having biodegradability, and the fiber B contains a second component having biodegradability. The nonwoven fabric contains a mixed fiber web having a mixing ratio (weight ratio) of the fiber A and the fiber B in a range of from 5/95 to 95/5. The first component contains at least one member selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic polyester and an aliphatic polyester copolymer each having a melting point that is higher than a melting point of the second component. A half crystallization time at 85 degree Celsius of the second component is longer than a half crystallization time at 85 degree Celsius of the first component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Junji Iwata, Yasushi Matsuda, Mitsuru Kojima
  • 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: 20110275268
    Abstract: A self-wrapping, non-woven sleeve for routing and protecting elongate members and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes an elongate non-woven wall having opposite sides extending along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve. The sides are self-wrapping about the longitudinal axis to provide a tubular cavity. The sides are extendable away from one another under an externally applied force to expose the cavity for insertion of the elongate members, wherein the sides return to their self-wrapped configuration upon removal of the externally applied force. The wall includes discrete first regions of a material and discrete second regions of a material. The first and second regions of material are different and provide the wall with non-uniform physical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: David A. Harris, Eric K. Staudt
  • Patent number: 7910504
    Abstract: A thermal camouflage material for use on a tank or other military vehicle in a desert environment includes an outer layer of knitted fiberglass alone or with polyester having an outer coating of PVC and carbon black, and an inner film of aluminum; and an inner layer defined by a three-dimensional decoupling fabric between the aluminum film on the outer layer. The decoupling fabric is formed of outer and inner polyester mesh films with polyaramid sandwiched therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Her Majesty the Queen as represented by the Minister of National Defense of Her Majesty's Canadian Government
    Inventor: Jean Dumas
  • Publication number: 20110045724
    Abstract: A composite having a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is a nonwoven layer containing high modulus fibers having a modulus of at least 8 GPa and thermoplastic binder fibers, where at least a portion of the high modulus fibers are connected to the binder fibers, and where the first layer has a solidity of between about 10 and 90%. The second layer is a textile layer selected from the group consisting of a knit layer, a woven layer, bidirectional laminates, and a unidirectional layer. The second layer contains high modulus fibers having a modulus of at least 8 GPa in a thermoplastic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Pradip Bahukudumbi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7820569
    Abstract: A composite sheet used for artificial leather with low elongation and excellent softness which includes a non-woven fabric layer, a woven or knitted fabric layer and a polyurethane resin, wherein the non-woven fabric layer and the woven or knitted fabric layer are entangled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kolon Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Nam Hwang, Won-Jun Kim, Jae-Hoon Chung
  • Patent number: 7709075
    Abstract: A web comprising a matrix fiber containing a non-elastic polyester based short fiber and an elastic composite fiber which is made of a thermoplastic elastomer having a melting point of at least 40° C. lower than a melting point of a polyester polymer constituting the short fiber and a non-elastic polyester, with the former being at least exposed on a surface of the fiber, and optionally a hygroscopic and exothermic fiber is heat molded such that the fibers are aligned in a thickness direction thereof, thereby obtaining a mat layer, onto which is then stuck a surface skin material to form an internal material of shoe, and a shoe insole and a boot are obtained by using the internal material of shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Teijin Fibers Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20100086747
    Abstract: A flexible energy absorbing material in which a dilatant material (6) is impregnated into or supported by a resilient carrier (1). The dilatant material remains soft until it is subjected to an impact when its characteristics change rendering it temporarily rigid, the material returning to its normal flexible state after the impact. The carrier can be a spacer fabric, a foam layer or modules or threads of dilatant material contained between a pair of spaced layers. Methods of manufacturing the energy absorbing sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Daniel James Plant
  • Publication number: 20100062231
    Abstract: This invention concerns an elastic multilayer composite, comprising a non-elastic film layer and an elastic nonwoven layer. This invention also concerns a process for manufacturing an elastic multilayer composite, comprising: forming the composite using a non-elastic film layer and an elastic nonwoven layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Abed, Henning Roettger, Steven P. Webb, Jared A. Austin
  • Patent number: 7666803
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multilayered fabric comprising a first absorbable nonwoven fabric and a second absorbable woven or knitted fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhanuraj S. Shetty, Sanyog Manohar Pendharkar, Anne Jessica Gorman, Simmi Kalirai
  • Patent number: 7659217
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the design and manufacturing of a field durable, repeatedly launderable and permanently fire resistant, comfortable and economical FR nonwoven composite fabric based garment, which meets the stringent requirements of military combat uniform clothing. The nonwoven based garment is designed to replace the traditional woven textile fabric used in the military today. The novel garment of the current invention is constructed using a unique spunlaced or hydroentangled FR nonwoven composite fabric that exhibits mechanical, physical, durability and comfort characteristics similar to or better than that of the current woven military uniform fabric. In particular, the present invention contemplates the nonwoven composite fabric used to make the garment is prepared by combining at least two separate nonwoven webs forming the inside and outside layers of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Nanosyntex, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasanthakumar Narayanan, Gary Arinder, Stephen Szczesuil
  • Publication number: 20090291250
    Abstract: A sheet of an artificial leather substrate contains an upper-layer nonwoven fabric A (1) and a base nonwoven fabric B (2). The upper-layer nonwoven fabric A (1) is a wet-laid nonwoven fabric having a density of 0.30 to 0.50 g/cm3 and being produced with synthetic fibers in which the component fibers have a fineness of 0.005 to 1.1 dtex, a fiber length of 3 to 10 mm and a weight per unit area of 20 to 150 g/m2, and the base nonwoven fabric B (2) is a layer of a nonwoven fabric having a density of 0.15 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.28 g/cm3 and being produced with synthetic fibers in which the component fibers have a fineness greater than that of the component fibers of the upper-layer nonwoven fabric A and 4.5 dtex or less, a fiber length of 2 to 15 mm and a weight per unit area of 50 to 400 g/m2. The upper-layer nonwoven fabric A (1) and the base nonwoven fabric B (2) are layered, made into a single body by entanglement of the component fibers of both layers and impregnated with an elastic polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Tradik Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hozuma Okada, Kunio Ichihashi
  • Publication number: 20090286436
    Abstract: The invention provides a leather-like sheet material which is excellent in surface appearance, texture and physical properties and considerate of the environment; a process for the production thereof; and interior, clothing, and industrial materials made by using the same. A leather-like sheet material made from a nonwoven fabric which is constituted of ultra-fine fibers having a mean single-fiber fineness of 0.001 to 0.5 dtex and impregnated with a self-emulsifiable polyurethane, wherein the self-emulsifiable polyurethane and the ultra-fine fibers do substantially not adhere closely to each other, the moieties of the polyurethane have a nonporous structure, and the polyurethane has a structure crosslinked by siloxane bond in the molecular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gen Koide, Nobuhiro Maeda, Masaru Ueno, Yoshikazu Yakake
  • 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: 7601656
    Abstract: A leather-like sheet excellent in stretchability which is obtained by integrating by entanglement of a woven or knitted fabric and an ultrafine fiber of 0.0001 to 0.5 dtex, wherein at least one face of the leather-like sheet is substantially composed of said ultrafine fibers, and said woven or knitted fabric consists of a conjugate fiber in which two or more kinds of polyester-based polymers, at least one of which consists essentially of polytrimethylene terephthalate, are stuck along the fiber length direction side-by-side, or a conjugate fiber in which two or more kinds of polyester-based polymers, at least one of which consists essentially of polytrimethylene terephthalate, forms an eccentric sheath-core type conjugate structure, and the fiber constituting the woven or knitted fabric has a twist coefficient of 20000 or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horiguchi, Katsuhiko Mochizuki, Akira Karasawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7572745
    Abstract: A flexible hose comprising a tube, a knit fabric, and a cover. The knit fabric comprises a hybrid yarn which comprises a first yarn of co-para-aramid fibers and a second yarn of meta-aramid fibers. The hose exhibits significantly improved burst pressure and/or improved impulse fatigue resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Morris Branch, Yelena Gray, Doug Schelhaas
  • Publication number: 20090191778
    Abstract: A raised sheet composed of three layers which are united by entanglement. The three layers are united in a layered structure of entangled nonwoven fabric A made of microfine fibers/polyurethane sheet B/woven or knitted fabric C or a layered structure of entangled nonwoven fabric A made of microfine fibers/woven or knitted fabric C/polyurethane sheet B. On the surface of the entangled nonwoven fabric A, raised naps of the microfine fibers are formed. A part of the microfine fibers constituting the entangled nonwoven fabric A penetrates through the polyurethane sheet B and the woven or knitted fabric C in this order, or penetrates through the woven or knitted fabric C and the polyurethane sheet B in this order. At least a part of the penetrated microfine fibers bonds to polyurethane which constitutes the polyurethane sheet B. The raised sheet is excellent in the shape stability, for example, it does not lose its shape even after a long term use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshida, Masasi Meguro, Hisao Yoneda, Tsuyoshi Yamasaki
  • Publication number: 20080229484
    Abstract: The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as open-cell foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabric completes the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 7422990
    Abstract: A thermal and/or acoustic insulation product, and an apparatus and the process for manufacturing the product. The product is based on mineral wool of the glass wool or rock wool type. The product has at least part of its external surface uncovered. The product is surface-treated over at least a portion of the external surface with a composition having softening properties and including at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Sébastien Beaufils, Claire Calero, Kathleen Coventry-Saylor
  • Patent number: 7405171
    Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an elastic nonwoven fabric with a good elasticity, adequate strength under elongation, good antiblocking property and favorable feeling, suitable for fiber products, at low cost, as well as fiber products using the same. SOLUTION: An elastic nonwoven fabric comprising long elastomeric fiber and nonelastomeric fiber in a weight ratio within a range from 50/50 to 95/5, which has an elongation recovery rate of the elastic nonwoven fabric after 50% elongation equal to or higher than 70%, and a resistance to peel two sheets of the nonwoven fabric apart equal to or lower than the strength of the fabric under 50% elongation; as well as fiber products using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignees: Chisso Corporation, Chisso Polypro Fiber Company Limited
    Inventors: Yoshimi Tsujiyama, Hisanobu Minamizawa, Junji Iwata
  • Patent number: 7381665
    Abstract: A press felt for papermaking comprises a base body, a fibrous assembly, and a three-dimensional knitted fabric layer comprising two pieces of fabric connected by connecting fibers. The three-dimensional knitted fabric layer is disposed within the press felt at a distance from both the wet paper web contact surface and the machine contact surface of the felt. At least some of the connecting fibers are diagonal fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Onikubo, Hiroyuki Oda, Yasuhiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7022632
    Abstract: The composite nonwoven fabric for protective clothing of the present invention comprises (A) a water vapor-permeable, water-resistant nonwoven fabric made of polyolefin-based ultra-fine fibers having an average fiber diameter of 5 ?m or less, (B) a heat-bonding nonwoven fabric made of thermoplastic elastomer ultra-fine fibers, and (C) a porous fabric. The nonwoven fabric B is interposed between the nonwoven fabric A and the porous fabric C, and the fabrics A, B and C being integrally bonded to each other. The composite nonwoven fabric is suitable for a protective clothing because it is water vapor-permeable and water-resistant on its outer side to be exposed to outside air, and is of high strength, sweat-absorbable and antistatic on its inner side, and also well-balanced in these properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignees: Kuraray Co., Ltd., Chori Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Hatta, Yasurou Araida, Masami Tadokoro