Covered Or Wrapped Patents (Class 57/210)
  • Patent number: 10590574
    Abstract: A protective textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve has a flexible, tubular wall of braided yarns. At least some of the yarns are provided as a plurality of monofilaments and at least some of the yarns are provided as a plurality of multifilaments. The plurality of multifilaments are braided in a plurality of separate bundles. Each of the bundles includes at least two multifilaments. The monofilaments are embedded into the multifilaments during the braiding process to lock the multifilaments in an “as braided” location to prevent shifting of the multifilaments during application and during use, thereby enhancing the abrasion resistance of the sleeve wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Alice Kaing, Patrick Thomas
  • Patent number: 10472765
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope (1) made of textile fibre material, which is characterized by the combination of features whereby a) the load-bearing fibre material of the rope (1) consists of high-strength synthetic fibres b) the rope (1) is in the form of a spiral strand rope c) the rope (1) has at least two, preferably at least three concentric load-bearing strand layers (3,4,5) d) the individual strands (7,8,9,10,11,12) of the strand layers (3,4,5) are movable with respect to one another e) the degree of filling of the rope (1) with textile fibre material is ?75%, preferably ?85% f) the outermost ply (5,6) of the rope has a coefficient of friction ? with respect to steel of ?<0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Rudolf Kirth, Björn Ernst, Erich Rührnössl, Robert Traxl, Peter Baldinger, Gunter Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10165810
    Abstract: Provided is a cut resistant glove having stretchability and being superior in the texture and fit while a string made of a metal or glass fiber is prevented from sticking out, irrespective of the gauge number. A cut resistant glove having a glove main body manufactured by plating knitting using a ground yarn and an additional yarn, in which the ground yarn includes a core material, and a cover yarn wound around the core material, the core material having a string made of a metal or glass fiber, and the additional yarn being made of an organic fiber, and in which the ratio of the average thickness of the additional yarn to the average thickness of the ground yarn is no less than 0.9 and no greater than 2.5. The core material preferably further has a support yarn made of an organic fiber arranged along the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Showa Glove Co.
    Inventor: Teruyoshi Takata
  • Patent number: 10132614
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes multiple optical waveguides configured in the fiber. An interferometric measurement system mitigates or compensates for the errors imposed by differences in a shape sensing optical fiber's response to temperature and strain. A 3-D shape and/or position are calculated from a set of distributed strain measurements acquired for a multi-core optical shape sensing fiber that compensates for these non-linear errors using one or more additional cores in the multicore fiber that react differently to temperature changes than the existing cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Froggatt, Dawn K. Gifford, Stephen T. Kreger, Alexander K. Sang, Jeffrey T. Lacroix, Eric E. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 10087560
    Abstract: It is provided that a braid which has high dimensional stability even in long-term high temperature storage and which fluctuates little in physical properties with the lapse of time. And it is provided that fishing lines, nets, ropes, and protective covers, and bulletproof materials using the same. A braid comprising a polyethylene fiber or polyethylene tape which has an intrinsic viscosity [?] of not less than 5.0 dL/g and not more than 30 dL/g and contains not less than 90% of ethylene as a repeating unit thereof, wherein a thermal shrinkage percentage is not less than 0.45% and not more than 8% under an environment of 80° C. for 240 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukushima, Kojiro Hamano
  • Patent number: 10072361
    Abstract: A composite yarn comprising one or more ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers wrapped around one or more polyurethane-polyurea copolymer fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Thomson, Scott Thomson, Pushpaji Shyamal Rathugaman
  • Patent number: 9976251
    Abstract: A rope and a method of constructing the rope. The rope may be of 12×12 braided construction and include a core for its length. The rope includes a plurality of primary strands, and each of the primary strands includes a plurality of fibers which may be made of a high-friction material. The rope also includes a secondary strand surrounded by the plurality of primary strands. The secondary strand includes a plurality of fibers which may be made of a low-friction material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Actuant Corporation
    Inventors: Luis S. Padilla, Philip Samuel Bull, Randy S. Longerich, Aaron M. Vodnick
  • Patent number: 9926652
    Abstract: A wired kernmantle cord comprises a single continuous length of 20-30 AWG solid, stranded, or braided metal wire coaxially placed in the center of a bundle of seven nylon yarns. The seven yarns each comprise three twisted nylon fibers. The metal wire and the seven yarns thus form a kern that is sheathed inside a woven, braided outer mantle of nylon. The mantle sheathing is woven densely and tightly enough to keep the kern from appearing or working through, and it provides electrical insulation for the metal wire, and weather and abrasion resistance and other environmental protection for the whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Jarod Lee King
  • Patent number: 9719194
    Abstract: A conductive yarn and an apparatus for making the same are disclosed. The conductive yarn comprises a non-conductive core thread and a fine metal thread wound around the surface of the non-conductive core thread. The fine metal thread is guided by the apparatus to wind around the surface of the non-conductive core thread in a spiral form. The apparatus comprises a base station, an axle on the base station, and a spool set on the axle for twisting the fine metal thread. The core thread passes through the center of the axle, and the axle is driven by a power to drive the spool to rotate, whereby winding the fine metal thread around the surface of the non-conductive core thread so as to form an elastic and flexible conductive yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Apollo Sun Global Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Richard Chi-Hsueh
  • Patent number: 9550653
    Abstract: Elevator tension members are disclosed. The disclosed tension member longitudinally extends along a longitudinal axis and includes a plurality of fibers formed into one or more primary strands or cords extending parallel to the longitudinal axis and a plurality of fibers formed into one or more secondary strands or cords extending parallel to the longitudinal axis and through less than the full length of the belt, and a jacket retaining the primary and secondary strands or cords. The secondary strands or cords have a tensile modulus greater than a tensile modulus of the jacket and less than a tensile modulus of the primary strands or cords. Methods of making the tension member are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: John P. Wesson, Huan Zhang, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 9429394
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Gregory Russell Schultz
  • Patent number: 9415564
    Abstract: A fiber cement felt includes: a base fabric layer including MD and CMD yarns interwoven with each other, wherein the CMD yarns comprise twisted monofilaments; and at least one batt layer overlying the base fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Huyck Licensco, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Breuer, Engelbert Diabl
  • Patent number: 9192625
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, silver ions, copper ions, quaternary ammonium compounds and cationic drugs such as sulphanilamide, chlorhexidine acetate, etc., used as antibacterial agents are incorporated into fibers, filaments and films through nanoclays. The nanoclays serve as a carrier for the antimicrobial agents and are incorporated into the fiber-forming polymer. In one embodiment, the biocidal metals and organic compounds are incorporated into the clay structure via an ion exchange reaction. Nylon nanocomposite filaments and films based on copper and quaternary ammonium ion modified clays provide 100% antibacterial activity against Gram positive Staphylococcus aureus and Gram negative Escherichia coli bacteria at an optimum clay loading of 0.75% (by weight), and the activity is retained up to 50 washes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mangala Joshi, Roli Purwar, Jayant Subhash Udakhe, Rajagopalan Sreedevi
  • Publication number: 20150135677
    Abstract: According to a first aspect there is provided a yarn comprising one or more thermotropic liquid crystal polymer fibres blended with one or more further fibres, wherein only the further fibres are present in an outer layer of the yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Bloxsome
  • Publication number: 20150024202
    Abstract: A stiffening thread for use in increasing the durability of a crease in a panel of fabric comprises at least one ply of thermofusible material having a melting point between 75° C. and 125° C. and at least one carrier ply of material which is not thermofusible, having a melting point above 125° C., wherein the at least one thermofusible ply is a monofilament thermofusible ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Kenneth SMITH
  • Publication number: 20140370772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite yarn of paper, e.g., traditional Korean paper, and a composite yarn manufactured thereby, a method for manufacturing a fabric using the same and an automotive interior material manufactured thereby. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite yarn of traditional Korean paper by using a traditional Korean paper yarn and a synthetic yarn, in which the composite yarn can be used in weaving and knitting, and a method for manufacturing a fabric as an automotive interior material using the same. Accordingly, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite yarn of paper, comprising twisting a tape-type paper yarn, and covering the twisted paper yarn as a ground yarn at least two strands of synthetic yarn as an effect yarn to manufacture a composite yarn of paper of 160˜700 denier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Si Young Ban
  • Patent number: 8883302
    Abstract: The abrasion resistance of organic fiber based ropes and cords is increased by a outer woven cover of tapes of high molecular weight and more preferably ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Polteco, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina Zachariades, Dimitris J. Zachariades, Anagnostis E. Zachariades
  • Patent number: 8832992
    Abstract: A yarn object which, even though made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, can be satisfactorily prevented from color fading caused by contact with other objects or the like, can be produced easily at low cast, and can maintain high strength. The yarn object is colored with a colorant. The yarn object includes a core yarn 2 colored with a predetermined colorant and an outer-layer yarn 3 disposed on the periphery of the core yarn. The outer-layer yarn 3 is disposed in such a manner that the core yarn 2 is prevented from contacting with other objects. The outer-layer yarn 3 includes a transparent filament and a space 4 is formed between the outer-layer yarns 3. The color applied to the core yarn 2 is externally visible through the transparent outer-layer yarn 3 and the space therebetween 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yoz-Ami Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20140150398
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a tire, a transfer hose, a hydraulic hose, a conveyor belt or a power transmission belt comprising a structural fibrous reinforcing component, the component further comprising spun staple yarn having a linear density corresponding to a cotton count of from 17/1 to 10/5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: E ! Du Pont de Nemours And Company
    Inventors: DERYA GULSEN ONBILGER, Monty C McNeil
  • Publication number: 20140116021
    Abstract: Improved self cleaning and lubricating all-weather fishing lines and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The line includes a core line portion of polyester multifilament fiber and a coating portion, the coating formed by a thermoplastic polyester elastomer mixed with a blowing agent . The methods of this invention are characterized by the use of a finely ground powder of copolymer and blowing agent processed through a medical-quality elongated mixing screw at the line coating unit and very low processing temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Flow Tek, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott T. Kozlowski, Robert H. Goodale
  • Patent number: 8707668
    Abstract: A blended yarn comprises a plurality of first fibers and a plurality of second fibers. A coefficient of friction of the second fibers is greater than a coefficient of friction of the first fibers. Abrasion resistance characteristics of the second fibers are greater than abrasion resistance properties of the first fibers. A gripping ability of the second fibers is greater than a gripping ability of the first fibers. The plurality of second fibers are combined with the plurality of first fibers such that the first fibers extend along the length of the blended yarn and the second fibers do not extend along the length of the blended yarn at least a portion of the second fibers are engaged with and extend from the plurality of first fibers effectively to define surface characteristics of the blended yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventors: Justin Gilmore, David E. O'Neal, Danielle D. Stenvers, Chia-Te Chou, Ronald L. Bryant, Eric Wayne McCorkle
  • Publication number: 20140094077
    Abstract: A heat curable, circular knitted fabric includes reinforcing and meltable resin fibers that can be cured to form a more rigid material form. In one embodiment, the fabric includes a core spun yarn, wherein the core may be made from glass, carbon, basalt, aramid or metal. The wrap surrounding the core may include resin type fibers such as Poly(p-phenylene sulfide) PPS, Polyetherimide (PEI), Polyether ether ketone (PEEK), Polysulfone (PES), Polyphthalamide (PPA), nylon, polyester, or polypropylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Jacque GOULET
  • Patent number: 8671816
    Abstract: A toothed cable is provided in which a strand can be securely joined to a core cable while maintaining flexibility of the strand. The toothed cable includes the core cable, a wire disposed spirally around the core cable at a fixed pitch, and the strand having a core thread and piles fixed to the core thread, the strand being disposed spirally along a groove having side walls and a bottom formed by the wire and the core cable. The toothed cable is obtained by a manufacturing method of disposing a meltable filament thread in the groove, disposing the strand in the groove with tension after the filament thread is disposed, melting the filament thread after the strand is disposed, and joining the strand to the core cable by solidifying the melted filament thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hi-Lex Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Yanagita
  • Patent number: 8622424
    Abstract: There is disclosed a safety device for a motor vehicle. The device comprises an inflatable (6) element formed from two opposing layers of fabric (10, 11) and the two layers of fabric are interconnected by a plurality of tether yarns (18) extending between said layers. Each said tether yarn (18) is a composite yarn comprising an outer thread (21) and a core thread (20), with the outer thread (21) being overfed on the core thread (20) and having a higher breaking strength than the core thread (23). The device is preferably configured such that the core threads (20) of the tether yarns (18) break (23) upon inflation of said inflatable element (6), thereby permitting the outer thread (21) to unravel and extend the effective length of the tether yarns (18) between said layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventors: Hugh Finn, Gary Wootton
  • Patent number: 8596032
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a core-sheath type conjugated yarn includes a core portion containing a double-prepolymer type polyurethane and a sheath portion containing an elastomer. The double-prepolymer comprises a prepolymer having terminal isocyanate groups obtained from reacting a polyol and a diisocyanate, and a prepolymer having terminal hydroxyl groups obtained from reacting a polyol, a diisocyanate, and a low-molecular weight diol. In other embodiments, a method of producing the core-sheath type conjugated yarn using conjugate spinning conditions provides a conjugated yarn with a fineness of 18 to 110 dtex, a weight ratio of the core portion to the sheath portion of 95/5 to 60/40, and a drawing ratio of 1.5 to 4.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Textile, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeaki Seno, Akira Kudo
  • Publication number: 20130248074
    Abstract: Provided is a steel cord for reinforcing rubber articles which has both rubber penetration and productivity and which allows to reduce the weight of a tire without compromising the strength of the tire when applied to a tire, and a pneumatic tire using the same. The steel cord for reinforcing rubber articles of the present invention is a steel cord for reinforcing rubber articles comprising a core formed by arranging two core filaments in parallel without twisting the filaments together, and six sheath filaments twisted around the core. Letting the diameter of the core filament dc (mm), the diameter of the sheath filament ds (mm) and sheath filament twist pitch p (mm), an average sheath filament interval D represented by the following Formula (I): D=[L?6ds{1+(L/p)2}1/2]/6??(I), (where L=(?+2)dc+?ds) is from 25 to 80 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Yuji Oyama
  • Publication number: 20130247534
    Abstract: A rope having a cut-resistant jacket which includes a core comprised of a plurality of sub-ropes. The sub-ropes may be in a parallel strand configuration. The sub-ropes and the strands thereof may be made of fibers of a synthetic material, such as polyester, nylon, polypropylene, polyethylene, aramids, or acrylics. A cut-resistant jacket surrounds the core and is made from a material that has increased strength and/or abrasion resistance over the material of the core. The cut-resistant jacket may comprise steel wires and may further comprise braided steel wires or rope. The braided steel wires or rope may be covered with a plastic material for increased corrosion resistance. A filter layer may be disposed between the core and the cut-resistant jacket and may be wrapped around an outer surface of the core prior to the cut-resistant jacket being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: WireCo WorldGroup Inc.
    Inventors: José António Canedo Duarte da Rocha, João Manuel Morais de Sousa
  • Publication number: 20130220506
    Abstract: Metal cord with three concentric layers including a first layer of diameter dc made up of M wire(s) of diameter d1, around which are wound as a helix at a pitch p2, as a second layer, N wires of diameter d2, around which are wound as a helix at pitch p3, as a third layer, P wires of diameter d3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Thibaud Pottier, Sébastien Rigo, Jérémy Toussain
  • Publication number: 20130205979
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multifilament yarn construction comprising a core part and a sheath part, the core part comprising a plurality of core filaments, and the sheath part comprising a plurality of sheath filaments. Furthermore, the invention concerns members comprising the multifilament yarn construction and uses of the multifilament yarn construction and the members according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Mischa Nelis, Roelof Marissen, Mandy Maria Jozefina Wiermans
  • Patent number: 8502069
    Abstract: A protective cover for lengths of materials used in environments in which the lengths of material are moved and pulled around and subjected to abrasion, chemicals, and weather extremes. The protective cover includes a sleeve that surrounds the length of material to be protected. The sleeve has open ends and is formed of a fabric made substantially of high performance yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Composite Structures, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Holland, Connie W. Holland
  • Patent number: 8485081
    Abstract: Synthetic fiber rope for a crane, include a central strand having an inner core made of a synthetic resin and an inner cover made of synthetic fibers and connected to the inner core via braiding, a plurality of outer strands each of which includes an outer core made of a synthetic resin and an outer cover made of synthetic fibers and connected to the outer core via twisting and which are connected to the outer surface of the central strand via braiding, and a jacket made of synthetic fibers and braided to cover the surface of the plurality of outer strands. Method of manufacturing a synthetic fiber rope is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: DSR Corp.
    Inventors: Do-kyoun Kim, Yong-sik Yim
  • Publication number: 20130167502
    Abstract: Thermoset polymer composite wires including a multiplicity of substantially continuous fibers embedded in a solidified polymer composite matrix and forming a substantially continuous filament, the solidified polymer composite matrix further including a polymer formed by curing a polymer precursor from a liquid state and a multiplicity of nanoparticles having a median diameter of one micrometer or less substantially uniformly dispersed throughout the polymer composite matrix, and optionally, a corrosion resistant sheath surrounding the substantially continuous filament. In some embodiments, the multiplicity of particles includes surface-modified particles having a core and a surface modifying agent associated with the core and reacted with the polymer cured from a liquid state. Stranded cables including one or more such thermoset polymer composite wires, and methods of making and using such thermoset polymer composite wires and stranded cables are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: David M. Wilson, David R. Mekala, Colin McCullough, Herve E. Deve, Michael F. Grether, Emily S. Goenner, Kristin L. Thunhorst, Per M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8475919
    Abstract: A fiber blend for yarns and fabrics for use in military, fire-fighting, industrial work wear, and first responder protective clothing to provide multifunctional protection to the wearer, the fiber blend including an aramid fiber blend, wool fibers, and electrostatic dissipative fibers, wherein the aramid fiber blend includes meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers and electrostatic dissipative fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter
  • Publication number: 20130104515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hybrid yarn (1) for producing molded parts (8) comprising a thermoplastic matrix and reinforcing fibres (4, 5, 6, 7) embedded therein, wherein the hybrid yarn (1) comprises a core (2) substantially made of staple fibres (4, 5) aligned in a straight line in the longitudinal direction (LR) of the hybrid yarn (1), and a cover (3) made substantially of staple fibres (6, 7) wound helically about the core (2), wherein the staple fibres (4, 5) forming the core (2) and the staple fibres (6, 7) forming the cover (3) each are made of an intimate mixture (4, 5; 6, 7) of thermoplastic matrix fibres (4, 6) and reinforcing fibres (5, 7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Deutsche Institute fur Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf
    Inventors: Uwe Heitmann, Heinrich Planck
  • Patent number: 8402731
    Abstract: An elevator rope including a rope main body; and a covering resin layer that covers the periphery of the rope main body and comprises a molded product of a composition which composition is produced by mixing a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, a thermoplastic resin other than the thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer and an isocyanate compound having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule; a rope main body impregnated with an impregnating solution comprising a hydroxy compound having two or more hydroxy groups per molecule and an isocyanate compound having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule and having a lower viscosity than a melt viscosity of the composition for forming the covering resin layer is used as the rope main body; the elevator rope has a stable friction coefficient that does not depend on temperature or sliding velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Naito, Mamoru Terai, Michio Murai, Hiroshi Kigawa, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Muneaki Mukuda, Atsushi Mitsui, Rikio Kondo
  • Patent number: 8375692
    Abstract: A composite hybrid cord comprising a core comprising of a first bundle of metal filaments and a plurality of cabled strands helically wound around the core, each cabled strand comprising of a plurality of synthetic filaments having a filament tenacity of from 10 to 40 grams per decitex helically wound around a center second bundle of metal filaments. The ratio of the largest cross sectional dimension of the first bundle of metal filaments to the largest cross sectional dimension of the second bundle of metal filaments is from 1.5:1 to 20:1. The synthetic filaments of the cabled strands have an elongation at break that is no more than 25 percent different from the elongation at break of the metal filaments of the first and second bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Serge Rebouillat, Olivier Rozant, Frederic Fleury
  • Patent number: 8286413
    Abstract: A nanofiber yarn assembly including a longitudinally extending core for the yarn assembly and, twisted about the core, at least one ribbon of multiple nanofibers. The yarn assembly can be formed by drawing a longitudinally extending core for the yarn assembly through a concentric core-spinning zone, and, as the core travels through the core-spinning zone, twisting at least one ribbon of multiple nanofibers about the travelling core. Apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Kenneth Ross Atkinson, Niall Finn
  • Patent number: 8276358
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a ultra-soft yarn includes wrapping a roving material with a yarn by a low twist-multiplier of about 1˜4, wherein the roving material is drawn at a draw ratio preferably between 1 and 10, wherein the ultra-soft yarn has a fluffy structure, which can provide better softness, draping property, and hand feel to users. Fabric including the ultra-soft yarn is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Ruentex Industries Limited
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Hsu, Hsin-Chuan Chen, Chen-Chi Lee
  • Publication number: 20120244771
    Abstract: Composite yarns have a filamentary core provided with at least one elastic performance filament and at least one inelastic control filament. A fibrous sheath, preferably formed from spun staple fibers, surrounds the filamentary core, preferably substantially along the entire length thereof. The at least one elastic performance filament most preferably includes a spandex and/or a lastol filament. The at least one inelastic control filament is most preferably formed of a textured polymer or copolymer of a polyamide, a polyester, a polyolefin and mixtures thereof. Preferably, the fibrous sheath is formed of synthetic and/or natural staple fibers, most preferably staple cotton fibers. The elastic composite fibers find particular utility as a component part of a woven textile fabric, especially as a stretch denim fabric, which exhibits advantageous elastic recovery of at least about 95.0% (ASTM D3107).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: CONE DENIM LLC
    Inventors: Ralph B. THARPE, JR., John L. Allen, JR., Fulton A. Little, Reuben E. Hart
  • Publication number: 20120240547
    Abstract: This core (2) for a racket string, in particular for a tennis racket string, includes a thermoplastic matrix (24) in which filaments (22) are embedded, at least one of these filaments being of natural origin and the thermoplastic matrix (24) being made of a material which, at a temperature lower than a threshold temperature, at which the filaments (22) are not substantially damaged, has a viscosity making it suitable for an extrusion process. The matrix (24) includes a plurality of strands that are helically twisted in a first direction, each of the strands including a plurality of filaments (22) of natural origin that are helically twisted in a second direction, which is or is not opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: BABOLAT VS
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Onnis, Rosemonde Maillet, Catherine Tartivel
  • Publication number: 20120186715
    Abstract: Metal cord with three layers (C1+C2+C3) of 3+M+N construction, rubberized in situ, comprising a first layer or central layer (C1) comprised of three wires of diameter d1 assembled in a helix at a pitch p1, around which central layer there are wound in a helix at a pitch p2, in a second layer (C2), M wires of diameter d2, around which second layer there are wound in a helix at a pitch p3, in a third layer (C3), N wires of diameter d3. The cord has the following characteristics (d1, d2, d3, p1, p2 and p3 being expressed in mm): 0.08?d1?0.50; 0.08?d2?0.50; 0.08?d3?0.50; 3<p1<50; 6<p2<50; 9<p3<50; over any 3 cm length of cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy Toussain, Thibaud Pottier
  • Publication number: 20120180449
    Abstract: The improvements relate to a thread (1) with an aluminium core (2) and a textile covering (3), the aluminium core (2) having a diameter of 51 to 1000 micrometres. Another improvement consists of said thread (1) being used as a covering for a textile fibre (4), of any length, for forming a rope (5) which can be used in the formation of fabrics for forming screened meshes for the insulation from electromagnetic waves in buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: José Vicente PORTALÉS REIG, Cintia PORTALÉS SALOM
  • Patent number: 8209948
    Abstract: The multilayer-structured spun yarn of the present invention is a multilayer-structured spun yarn C composed of a core fiber A and a cover fiber B that wraps around the core fiber; the core fiber A is in a range of 20 to 50 wt %; the cover fiber B is in a range of 50 to 80 wt %; the core fiber A contains a para-aramid fiber and is a stretch breaking twist yarn; the cover fiber B contains a flame-retardant acrylic fiber, a polyetherimide fiber, or a meta-aramid fiber; the direction of twist of the stretch breaking yarn and the direction of twist of the multilayer-structured yarn are the same; and the multilayer-structured yarn C has a twist number 1.2 to 1.6 times greater than that of the stretch breaking yarn. The heat-resistant textile of the present invention uses the aforementioned multilayer-structured spun yarn. The heat-resistant protective suit of the present invention uses the aforementioned heat-resistant textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: The Japan Wool Textile Co., Ltd., Sabic Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Masanobu Takahashi, Keita Tasaki, Yukimasa Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20120137649
    Abstract: A yarn, especially a sewing thread or an embroidery thread, is described, which has the structure of a core yarn with at least one core consisting of multifilament yarns and a spin over of staple fiber yarns. At least one portion of the fibers, which build the staple fiber yarn of the spin over, is bound between the filaments of the at least one multifilament yarn of the core over its total axial fiber length or over a section of its axial fiber length. Furthermore a method to produce this yarn is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: AMANN & SOHNE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Heiko KOCHMANN
  • Patent number: 8191347
    Abstract: A device for indicating the approach of the end of a rope includes a stiffening mechanism located at or near the end of the rope which is sufficiently stiff and sufficiently long to warn a user moving along the rope that he is approaching its end, and the method of using such a rope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Steve Nagode
  • Publication number: 20120118131
    Abstract: A method for forming a helix rope for a trawl comprising the steps of: a) situating upon a portion of a rope a bead of a substance being selected from a group consisting of: (i) a liquid substance; and (ii) a semi-liquid substance. A helix rope (35) for forming portions of a pelagic trawl, the helix rope comprising a braided sheath (398) formed of greater than sixteen strands (397), whereby drag is reduced. A method for forming a high strength synthetic rope useful for towing warps, trawler warps, yachting ropes, mooring lines, anchoring lines, oil derrick anchoring lines, seismic lines, paravane lines, and any other uses for rope, cable or chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Hjortur Erlendsson, Sherif Safwat
  • Patent number: 8171711
    Abstract: A hybrid carbon fiber spun yarn having a core region with carbon fibers as a main component, and a surrounding region with carbon fibers as a main component and covers an outer peripheral surface of the core region. 20% by mass or more of fibers forming the core region are long carbon fibers having a fiber length of 500 mm or longer. 80% by mass or more of fibers forming the surrounding region are short carbon fibers having a fiber length of less than 500 mm. A mass ratio between the long carbon fibers and the short carbon fibers (long carbon fibers:short carbon fibers) is in a range of 20:80 to 80:20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Kobayashi, Naohiro Sonobe, Shigeki Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20120036899
    Abstract: Provided is a novel conjugated yarn which: has excellent stretchability; is provided with a sufficient strength; shows high transparency; provides a good tactile sense; and has moderate fit power. Also provided are a knitted fabric knitted by using such conjugated yarn and a clothing product using such knitted fabric. Also provided is a method of producing a novel conjugated yarn which: has excellent stretchability; is provided with a sufficient strength; shows high transparency; provides a good tactile sense; and has moderate fit power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Shigeaki Seno, Akira Kudo
  • Patent number: 8091333
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible wire to be inserted in a pipe and rotated in a high speed to remove scales in the pipe by striking the scales. The flexible wire includes a main wire line which is formed by alternately winding a central wire line with clockwise and counterclockwise wires along a longitudinal direction of the central wire line, an auxiliary wire line which is a single line having a diameter smaller than that of the main wire line and extends in a longitudinal direction of the main wire line, and an outermost wire which winds the auxiliary wire line so as to bind the auxiliary wire line and the main wire line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: E2ST Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho Lee
  • Publication number: 20110197564
    Abstract: The abrasion resistance of organic fiber based ropes and cords is increased by a outer woven cover of tapes of high molecular weight and more preferably ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: POLTECO INC.
    Inventors: Nina Zachariades, Dimitris J. Zachariades, Anagnostis E. Zachariades