Fleece Or Pile Type Patents (Class 66/191)
  • Patent number: 10136790
    Abstract: A textile applicator for application of a sanitizing and/or disinfecting solution to a surface. The applicator incorporates a plurality of direct spun polyester microfiber yarns to define a textile surface which does not bind or inactivate quaternary ammonium compounds, chlorine-based or peracetic and/or other peroxygen based sanitizing and/or disinfecting agents. Thus, the sanitizing and/or disinfecting agent is readily released to the surface being treated without any requirement of pre-loading surface binding sites or applying a charge-modifying surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TIETEX INTERNATIONAL, LTD
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, David R. Harry, Jr., Michelis Hardegree, Lori S. Sears
  • Patent number: 9328438
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folding-drawing unit for a spinning-knitting device with two working locations comprising in succession: two pressure arms (10), which respectively have an oscillatingly mounted frame (10.1) in a preliminary draft zone, the oscillatingly mounted frame (10.1) carrying two rollers (W1, W2), a long pressure arm (12) with an oscillatingly mounted roller W3 of a third pair of rollers (WIII/W3) and a lower reversing rail (4.1) of a pair of reversing rails (4, 4.1) and a short pressure arm (15) with an oscillatingly mounted roller (W4) of a pair of delivery rollers (WIV, W4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Reinhard König
  • Publication number: 20140350577
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an openwork prosthetic knit (1) made from a single piece based on first yarns of biocompatible polymer materials that define a first face (2) and a second face that are opposite one another and on a second biocompatible yarn that generates barbs (3) that protrude outwards from at least said first face, characterized in that said first face comprises at least one zone in which it is provided with said barbs and at least one zone (5) in which it is free of such barbs. It also relates to a process for manufacturing such a knit (1) and to a prosthesis comprising such a knit (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Julie Lecuivre, Pierre Bailly
  • Publication number: 20140260437
    Abstract: A skin-contacting fabric underlay for use beneath a therapeutic or prosthetic device on a human or animal body part is formed as a tube of knitted fabric. The yarns forming the fabric have a core of elastic material surrounded by moisture-transporting filaments of substantially non-elastic material, the yarn having elasticity, the fabric having a warp-knitted structure characterized by an artificial terry surface on an inner skin-contacting surface of the tube. The artificial terry surface is formed by underlaps of the yarn, in which the elasticity of the yarn causes the underlaps to draw up and form artificial terry loops that contact the skin of the body part about which the tube is sleeved. The artificial terry loops serve to space overlaps of the yarn from the skin and to move moisture away from the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert H. Fleming, JR., Allison Davant
  • 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: 20130255325
    Abstract: A wool pile fabric product including a plurality of wool fibers and at least one security fiber knit with a textile scrim to form a pile fabric having a scrim side and a fiber pile side. The product also includes a facing material that is attached to the scrim side of the wool pile fabric. The security fiber in the product provides a discrete way to identify a genuine product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stuart Jenkins, Nathan Crary, Tom Garcia
  • Publication number: 20130139555
    Abstract: A knit fabric for use as a wrap around-sleeve having connectors along opposed edges. The fabric comprises a body portion knitted in a single layer of warp and weft yarns, a first edge portion of warp and weft yarns formed into spaced chains which secure a woven tape having hooks onto the knit fabric and a second edge knit to form raised loops. The hooks secured along the first edge are adapted to secure with the loops along the second edge securing the fabric edges forming the fabric into a wrap-around sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SOUTHERN WEAVING COMPANY
    Inventor: SOUTHERN WEAVING COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8397542
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pile knitted fabric containing a ground structure and a pile fiber napped from the ground structure. The pile knitted fabric includes a pile fiber that is knitted into a stitch of the ground structure and napped therefrom; and a stitch composed only of the ground structure, wherein a pile length of the pile knitted fabric is 6 to 25 mm, a continuous length of a pile fiber portion where the pile fiber is knitted into the stitch of the ground structure and napped therefrom is 10 mm or more, a width of a line of a stitch pattern composed only of the ground structure is 1 to 6 mm, a continuous length of the line of the stitch pattern composed only of the ground structure is 10 mm or more, a ratio of the width of the line of the stitch pattern composed only of the ground structure to the pile length is 0.09 to 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokumoto, Kazuya Kusunoki
  • Publication number: 20120255128
    Abstract: An enhanced knit fabric fire barrier for mattresses and method for making same, the fabric barrier including a looped terry knitted fabric with a jersey side and a looped terry side; the jersey side including a fire retardant yarn and a melting yarn; the looped terry side including a fire retardant yarn; the loops in the jersey side are very high loops between about 4 mm and about 8 mm which char to provide a fire barrier for latex and highly volatile foams in mattresses. Also a double knit construction and method for making same, the fabric providing improved performance with the addition of a fire retardant yarn on the outside of the loops. Also, an enhanced fire-resistant full-foam mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald M. Sytz
  • Publication number: 20120198893
    Abstract: A knit fabric for use as a wrap around-sleeve having connectors along opposed edges. The fabric comprises a body portion knitted in a single layer of warp and weft yarns, a first edge portion of warp and weft yarns formed into spaced chains which secure a woven tape having hooks onto the knit fabric and a second edge knit to form raised loops. The hooks secured along the first edge are adapted to secure with the loops along the second edge securing the fabric edges forming the fabric into a wrap-around sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: SOUTHERN WEAVING COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph M. Shepley, JR., William J. Powers
  • Patent number: 8181490
    Abstract: A compactly packaged paint roller cover and a method of compactly packaging a paint roller cover are disclosed which require significantly reduced shipping and display shelf space volumes. A semi-rigid paint roller cover manufactured from a small diameter tubular knitted pile fabric is placed within a vacuum sealable plastic bag, which is subsequently evacuated and sealed, collapsing the semi-rigid paint roller cover to a flattened configuration. Such compactly packaged paint roller covers require significantly reduced shipping and display shelf space volumes. To use the compactly packaged paint roller cover, the vacuum sealed plastic bag is opened upon which the semi-rigid paint roller cover resiliently resumes its round cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies. LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 8156767
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller, or the like, having a pile extending from an outer surface of the covering, through use of a dial needle knitting arrangement. A cylinder needle knitting arrangement may be utilized in conjunction with the dial needle knitting arrangement for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller having a pile formed from a combination of sliver and yarn fibers in successive courses of the tubular-shaped knitted covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, Sr., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 8006520
    Abstract: A sueded knitted fabric is provided, comprising a technical face, a technical back, and a knitted body extending between the technical face and the technical back. The technical face, technical back, and knitted body comprise sueded yarns throughout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Starbuck
  • Patent number: 7921677
    Abstract: A vehicular upholstery fabric is made from a raw tricot fabric which is knitted by using a PPT-multifilament yarn whose single fiber fineness is about 0.5˜6.0 dtex and whose total fineness is about 30˜180 dtex for the ground yarn and the pile yarn. The raw tricot fabric has been transformed into a napped tricot pile fabric by raising the sinker loop of the pile yarn of the raw tricot fabric to form fluffs which are then sheared to form cut piles. A PPT-bulky multifilament yarn is used for the ground yarn. A PPT-non-bulky texturized multifilament yarn or a PPT-bulky texturized multifilament yarn is used for the pile yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., TB Kawashima Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Susa, Hidehito Fukumoto, Kazuki Kitagawa, Tomohiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 7748241
    Abstract: A tubular knit fabric is disclosed that is manufactured with a pile extending from the outer side thereof and in an extended length, small diameter configuration, the tubular knit pile fabric subsequently being separable into shorter tubular segments that may be secured to paint roller cover cores to produce seamless paint rollers. The knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is manufactured in a tubular segment with cut pile segments extending from the outside of the tubular knit paint roller cover fabric. The tubular knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is also manufactured in a size that makes it appropriate for installation onto paint roller cover cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Knight, Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20100132412
    Abstract: A loop element for a hook-and-loop fastener has a substrate layer of a nonwoven having an outer face, a fleece cover layer on the outer face of the substrate layer, and an adhesive layer on the outer face securing the cover layer to the substrate layer. A multiplicity of loops formed of polymer threads are knitted into only the cover layer and project from an outer face thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Georg BALDAUF, Dieter HOMOELLE
  • Publication number: 20100095711
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller, or the like, having a pile extending from an outer surface of the covering, through use of a dial needle knitting arrangement. A cylinder needle knitting arrangement may be utilized in conjunction with the dial needle knitting arrangement for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller having a pile formed from a combination of sliver and yarn fibers in successive courses of the tubular-shaped knitted covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, SR., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20100088818
    Abstract: Covers for mattresses having a reclining surface of viscoelastic foam have a fabric body with a first surface disposed in engagement with the reclining surface; an opposite, second surface disposed for engagement by a person reclining upon the cover; and at least one air flow region defined by the fabric body for enhanced circulation of air between the reclining surface of viscoelastic foam and an opposed skin surface of the person reclining upon the cover. The circular knit fabric body comprises a flame retardant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Charles Haryslak, Douglas Lumb
  • Patent number: 7634921
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller, or the like, having a pile extending from an outer surface of the covering, through use of a dial needle knitting arrangement. A cylinder needle knitting arrangement may be utilized in conjunction with the dial needle knitting arrangement for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller having a pile formed from a combination of sliver and yarn fibers in successive courses of the tubular-shaped knitted covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, Sr., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 7596972
    Abstract: A tubular knit fabric is disclosed that is manufactured with a pile extending from the outer side thereof and in an extended length, small diameter configuration, the tubular knit pile fabric subsequently being separable into shorter tubular segments that may be secured to paint roller cover cores to produce seamless paint rollers. The knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is manufactured in a tubular segment with cut-pile and sliver pile segments disposed in alternating courses and extending from the outside of the tubular knit paint roller cover fabric. The tubular knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is also manufactured in a size that makes it appropriate for installation onto paint roller cover cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, Sr., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20090170677
    Abstract: A tubular knit fabric is disclosed that is manufactured with a pile extending from the outer side thereof and in an extended length, small diameter configuration, the tubular knit pile fabric subsequently being separable into shorter tubular segments that may be secured to paint roller cover cores to produce seamless paint rollers. The knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is manufactured in a tubular segment with cut-pile and sliver pile segments disposed in alternating courses and extending from the outside of the tubular knit paint roller cover fabric. The tubular knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is also manufactured in a size that makes it appropriate for installation onto paint roller cover cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, SR., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 7552602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller, or the like, having a pile extending from an outer surface of the covering, through use of a dial needle knitting arrangement. A cylinder needle knitting arrangement may be utilized in conjunction with the dial needle knitting arrangement for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller having a pile formed from a combination of sliver and yarn fibers in successive courses of the tubular-shaped knitted covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, Sr., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 7503190
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller, or the like, having a pile extending from an outer surface of the covering, through use of a dial needle knitting arrangement. A cylinder needle knitting arrangement may be utilized in conjunction with the dial needle knitting arrangement for forming a tubular-shaped knitted covering for a paint roller having a pile formed from a combination of sliver and yarn fibers in successive courses of the tubular-shaped knitted covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Cecil Knight, Sr., Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 7503191
    Abstract: A tubular sliver knit fabric is disclosed that is manufactured with the pile extending from the outer side thereof and in an extended length, small diameter configuration, the tubular sliver knit pile fabric subsequently being separable into shorter tubular segments that may be secured to paint roller cover cores to produce seamless paint rollers. The sliver knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is manufactured in a tubular segment with the sliver fibers being located on the outside of the tubular sliver knit paint roller cover fabric. The tubular sliver knit paint roller cover fabric of the present invention is also manufactured in a size that makes it appropriate for installation onto paint roller cover cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Knight, Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Patent number: 7344035
    Abstract: A fabric is disclosed which is suitable for use in the manufacture of particulate filters for use in high heat environments, together with a method for making the high heat filter fabric. The filter fabric has a sliver knit pile construction, and may be manufactured on conventional knitting machines. Both the yarn used in the backing of the high heat filter fabric and the fibers used for the pile of the high heat filter fabric are made of aramid materials, and the high heat filter fabric is suitable for use in high temperatures such as those associated with coal-fired power plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Siny Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Koopmann, Cecil V. Kaylor
  • Patent number: 7331199
    Abstract: A prosthetic knit for medical or surgical use which has a structure made of monofilament and/or multifilament yarn which is biocompatible and optionally partially bicabsorbable. According to the invention, this knit comprises a monofilament sheet forming, on one face of the knit, spiked naps which protrude perpendicularly with respect to said sheet, that is to say naps each having a substantially rectlinear body and, at the free end of this body, a head of greater width than that of this body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Francois-Regis Ory, Michel Therin, Alfredo Meneghin
  • Patent number: 7272957
    Abstract: A pile knitting method by a weft knitting machine is provided in which a compound needle can be used to form a pile stitch and simultaneously hold other stitches. After a hook of a needle body receives a fastening yarn fed thereto, a carriage brings together a yarn feeder for feeding a pile yarn and the hook receives the pile yarn. On a front needle bed, the needle body is raised to a tuck position in a state where an old loop is set on a tongue of a slider. The hook of the needle body holds therein the fastening yarn. When the pile yarn is fed to the hook from the yarn feeder, the hook holds therein the fastening yarn and the pile yarn. The pile yarn is set also on a tongue of a slider on a rear needle bed, which tongue has been already raised and advanced into a needle bed gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Toshiaki Morita
  • Patent number: 7231789
    Abstract: A snapping fabrics comprising of: a micro-fibriform loop fabric, fabricated by complex, spun micro-fiber and splinted thereafter to recover smaller fiber, all of the fibers forming the micro-fibriform loops between the inter-weaving or inter-knitting nodes; a fibriform hook fabric, fabricated by blended spun yarn or synthetic fiber and having a hairiness treatment applied thereafter to form the fibriform hooks for hooking said micro-fibriform loops of said micro-fibriform loop fabrics respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Chao-Mu Chou
  • Patent number: 7186451
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composite sheet suitable for use as artificial leather or a precursor to artificial leather, where both surfaces have a napped or brushed appearance. The composite sheet comprises a low-density, lightly bonded non-woven web that is stitch-bonded and bulked such that the stitch-bonding yarns are not visible to the naked eyes without the need of post-processing steps to hide the yarns. The composite sheet may have binder resin(s) dispersed therein and activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: XYMID, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Peter Zafiroglu, Stephen H. Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 7021085
    Abstract: The multi-colored fiber pile fabric of the present invention has at least one cut pile layer comprising a plurality of cut piles extending from at least one surface side of a knit or weave structure formed from organic fiber yarns, the cut pile layer comprises non-crimped pile fibers 5 formed from non-crimped organic fibers, crimped pile fibers 6 formed from crimped organic fibers and having a pile height lower than that of the non-crimped pile fibers 5 and crimped or non-crimped pile fibers 7 formed from crimped or non-crimped organic fibers and having a pile height lower than that of the crimped pile fibers 6, at least one type of pile fibers of the piles fibers 5, 6 and 7 having a color different in lightness or hue or lightness and hue from the other(s),
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Teijin Fibers Limited
    Inventors: Yuichiro Ikeda, Takuya Tamura
  • Patent number: 6936327
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite comprising at least one heat shrinkable adhesive layer stitch-bonded with yarns, which shrink less than the adhesive layer or do not shrink, when the adhesive layer is exposed to heat. The stitch-bonded yarns form loops upstanding from the shrunk adhesive layer and the loops create a textured surface on the composite, and the composite is substantially inelastic after the adhesive layer is shrunk. The composite may further comprise at least one fibrous layer stitch-bonded to the shrinkable adhesive layer, and the fibrous layer is less shrinkable than the adhesive layer or is substantially non-shrinkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Dimitri Peter Zafiroglu
  • Patent number: 6910353
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a printed loop fabric with improved graphic visibility and clarity which may be used as the female portion of a mechanical closure system. The loop fabric is generally comprised of a knit fabric, and more specifically, of a warp knit, weft inserted fabric. One method of creating the printed loop fabric includes coating the backside of the loop fabric with a thermoplastic material and then printing the face side of the coated fabric. Alternatively, the printed loop fabric may be achieved by applying a thermoplastic material to the backside of the loop fabric and printing on the thermoplastic material. The printed loop fabric may also be produced by applying a thermoplastic material to the backside of a low loop fabric and laminating a pre-printed film to the thermoplastic material. The fabric can be made without sacrificing the fabric's hook to loop engagement strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Sasser, Kenny Greene, Howell B. Eleazer, John M. Blackman
  • Patent number: 6855392
    Abstract: A patterned pile fabric of stitch-bonded construction. The fabric includes a substrate layer with an arrangement of ground yarns extending in stitched relation through the substrate layer so as to define a ground covering across the substrate layer. An arrangement of pile forming yarns extend in stitched relation through the substrate layer such that the pile forming yarns define a patterned arrangement of looped elements projecting away from the ground covering in predefined three dimensional patterned arrays disposed across the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Robert Fontaine
  • Patent number: 6779368
    Abstract: A double-face velour fabric article consists of a fabric body having a technical face formed by a filament stitch yarn and a technical back formed by a filament loop yarn. The filament stitch yarn includes a heat sensitive material, e.g. a hot melt material or a heat shrinkable material, and/or an elastomeric material, such as spandex. The fabric body has a velour surface formed at both the technical back and the technical face. Raised fibers of at least one of the technical face and the technical back may be entangled, including in and/or through interstices of the fabric body, toward the other of the technical face and the technical back, e.g., by a hydroentanglement process applied after finishing. The fabric body has permeability of about 80 ft3/ft2/min, or less, under a pressure difference of ½ inch of water across the fabric body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Edward P. Dionne, Bhupesh Dua, Charles Haryslak, William K. Lie, Douglas Lumb
  • Patent number: 6766668
    Abstract: A sliver-knit material is formed from a base including at least one thread having a first material and a second material. The first material has a melting point lower than the second material. A sliver material is secured to the base. A portion of the sliver material is encapsulated by the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20040022992
    Abstract: A multi-layer sheet material for use as a portion of a tear away fastening system. The sheet material includes a substrate layer and loop forming yarns extending through the substrate layer such that the loop forming yarns define an arrangement of loop elements projecting away from one side of the substrate layer. The loop elements are interconnected by portions of the yarns disposed across the other side of the substrate layer. A backing layer is disposed in overlying relation to the substrate layer to hold the loop forming yarns in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Publication number: 20040022993
    Abstract: A composite sheet material for use as a portion of a tear away fastening system. The sheet material includes a substrate layer and yarns extending through the substrate layer such that the define an arrangement of looped elements projecting away from one side of the substrate layer. The looped elements are interconnected by portions of the yarns disposed across the other side of the substrate layer. A backing layer is disposed in overlying relation to the substrate layer to hold the yarns in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 6653250
    Abstract: A low-shrinkage, stable print platform circular knitted, cotton/synthetic fabric. The fabric is a two end fleece fabric having a weight of between about 8 to 12 oz. per sq.yd., a stitch density of between about 800 to 1000; and a face yarn count of the fabric is between about 16 to 20. In the preferred embodiment, the backing yarn count of the fabric is between about 7 to 12. The resulting fabric construction of the present invention has stretch of less than about 3% stretch in the width direction and less than about 3% stretch in the length direction when tested according to a standard stretch chart. In addition, the fabric of the present invention has shrinkage in the range of less than 5% when tested according to a standard one wash cycle. The resulting fabric is an exceptionally stable print platform, circular knitted fabric and improved pilling resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation
    Inventor: Sonny B. Driggars
  • Patent number: 6521554
    Abstract: A wear resistant stitchbonded fabric is provided. The stitchbonded fabric includes a first yarn loosely stitchbonded into the substrate so as to substantially cover one side of the substrate. The fabric further includes a second yarn that is tightly stitchbonded into the substrate. In one embodiment, the nonwoven substrate can further contain binder fibers which are fused to adjacent fibers. Through this configuration, a fabric is produced having a tapestry-like look. The fabric can be used in many diverse applications, such as being used as an upholstery fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Publication number: 20010029757
    Abstract: A female member of a hook and loop attachment structure enables a one to one correspondence between loops and stitches in the knitted structure. The female member comprises individual wales of chain stitches with loops, wherein the wales of chain stitches are knitted on a supporting background, such that there is a corresponding number of loops to stitches. Each stitch may be associated with a respective loop or each loop may be attached to two respective stitches. The loops may be formed using a single guide bar, and the wales of chain stitches with loops may be made either with a single yarn or with two yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: GERARD LUCIEN ROGER TERNON
  • Patent number: 6216496
    Abstract: A warp knit fabric for use as a loop member in a hook and loop closure system is provided. The wrap knit fabric comprises a base yarn and a pile yarn, the pile yarn being a high tenacity monofilament yarn with a denier of between about 50 and 200. The pile yarn defines loop that are generated during knitting and these loops are oriented at varying random angles to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Gehring Textiles, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Gehring
  • Patent number: 6209359
    Abstract: A loop manufacturing process which utilizes a gang of needles, each including a closing string and a hook, and at least one transverse gang of small strainers located on either side of a sheet in conventional fashion, together with a transverse gang of longitudinal lancets. The sheet is continually fed from the top to the bottom of a knitting machine to obtain a loop material forming one of two cooperating parts of an self-gripping strap. After the formation of at least a first loop on a lancet and before the formation of a second loop on the lancet, the lancet holding the first loop moves transversely in one direction and by a predetermined distance. After the formation of the second loop on this lancet, the lancet holding the first and second loop moves transversely by the same distance but in the opposite direction, before and for the formation of a third loop on this lancet. The cycle of transverse movement of the lancet in one direction and then the other is repeated every two loops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: APLIX, a limited company
    Inventor: Bernard Desgrand
  • Patent number: 6210506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making an abrading sheet material comprising knitting a ground structure comprising a shrinkable polyolefin yarn with laid-in looped threads of a material which is preferably harder than that or those of the ground structure, such that the loop threads are raised from a surface of the ground structure, and shrinking the shrinkable yarn of the ground structure to grip the looped threads to lock the loops in place in the ground structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Impak Marketing Limited
    Inventor: Michael Young
  • Patent number: 6125662
    Abstract: A high/low plush knitwear with a ground fabric including a plurality of stitch courses and plush yarns (72,81) bound thereinto is disclosed. The ground fabric consists of knitting formed from at least one ground yam (68) and comprises at least one first portion (77) formed by a plurality of adjacent stitch wales with incorporated plush yarns (72,81) forming plush loops (72d, 81d) and at least one second portion (78) without such plush loops. According to the invention at least two float yarns (64,65) are additionally bound into the ground fabric. Each float yarn (64,65) in the second portion (78) selectively floats or is formed into stitches (80e-80h). The invention moreover concerns a method and a knitting machine for making such a plush knitwear (FIG. 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Sipra Patententwicklungs- u. Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Erich Bizer, Juergen Mueller, Walter Schmid
  • Patent number: 6119490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a moulded part which can be used as a sound absorbent and heat insulating lining for an automotive engine compartment. Said moulded article consists of a carbon-fiber heat insulating layer (1) facing the engine compartment, a rear thermoplastic-fiber supporting layer (2) and a sound absorbent insert (3). Heat insulating layer (1) and supporting layer (2) are designed as a non-woven knitted fabric comprising a stitched layer which binds all fibers and is made of flatly disposed stitches, and a looped protruding pile layer. Stitched layers (4,4') of heat insulating layer (1) facing engine compartment, and rear supporting layer (2) define the outer surface of the material. Supporting layer (2) is moulded by hot pressing to form a dimensionally stable moulded part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Asglawo GmbH - Stoffe Zum Dammen und Verstarken
    Inventors: Claus Schierz, Jochen Schreiber, Walter Kittelmann
  • Patent number: 6116059
    Abstract: An integrated three-dimensional knit spacer fabric is provided. The fabric includes a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, and a resilient yarn interconnecting the two layers. The first fabric layer is made from fiber rendered hydrophilic, while the second fabric layer is abrasion resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Karl Lohmueller
  • Patent number: 6082147
    Abstract: A raised surface fabric knit on a conventional terry knitting machine is provided. The process utilizes yarns of different color or dyeability in alternating courses; by way of example, yarn A (undyed) is used for course 1, yarn B (dyed) is used for course 2, yarn A is used for course 3, yarn B for course 4, etc. Yarn A has a low shrinkability, while yarn B has a high shrinkability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, William K. Lie, Edward P. Dionne
  • Patent number: 5918319
    Abstract: A protective garment includes an abrasion-resistant fabric attached to an inside of the garment, and having a face side residing adjacent the garment and a back side for residing nearest the wearer. The fabric includes a body yarn, and an elastic yarn incorporated with the body yarn. A high performance yarn is incorporated with the body yarn and the elastic yarn, and terried to form loops extending from the face side of the fabric adjacent the garment. The high performance yarn has a tensile strength of at least 7 grams per denier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: Hal Thomas Baxter
  • Patent number: 5906115
    Abstract: A low-shrinkage, stable print platform circular knitted fabric. The fabric is a two end fleece fabric having a weight of between about 8 to 12 oz. per sq.yd., a stitch density of between about 800 to 1000; and a face yarn count of said fabric is between about 16 to 20. In the preferred embodiment, the backing yarn count of said fabric is between about 7 to 12. The resulting fabric construction of the present invention has stretch of less than about 3% stretch in the width direction and less than about 3% stretch in the length direction when tested according to a standard stretch chart. In addition the fabric of the present invention has shrinkage in the range of less than 5% when tested according to a standard one wash cycle. The resulting fabric is an exceptionally stable print platform, circular knitted fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Saramar Corporation
    Inventors: Sonny B. Driggars, Charles J. Lyerly
  • Patent number: 5896758
    Abstract: An integrated three-dimensional knit spacer fabric is provided. The fabric includes a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, and a resilient yarn interconnecting the two layers. The first fabric layer is made from fiber rendered hydrophilic, while the second fabric layer is abrasion resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Karl Lohmueller