Warp Patents (Class 66/192)
  • Patent number: 10441027
    Abstract: A plate for an article of footwear includes a substrate, a first strand portion attached to the substrate via first stitching, and a second strand portion disposed on the first layer. The first strand portion includes first segments that each extend between two different locations along the substrate to form a first layer on the substrate. The second strand portion includes second segments that each extend between two different locations along the substrate to form a second layer on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Bartel, Risha Dupre, Emily Farina, Lysandre Follet, Stefan E. Guest, Helene Hutchinson, Sam Lacey, Geng Luo, Rachel M. Savage, Christian Alexander Steinbeck, Adam Thuss, Krissy Yetman
  • Patent number: 10428448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a knitted multi-layer fabric construction that provides the ability to cool skin to below a current temperature whether wetted or dry. The knit uses four separate yarns which collectively work together to produce enhanced cooling. Knits can include warp knit, seamless, hosiery, flat bed, spacer, and double knits. Various finishing methods may also be employed to enhance the cooling power of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MISSION PRODUCT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: David Chad Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10323344
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a knitted fabric embodying a basic knit, into which at least one functional yarn filament, such as an electrically conductive yarn filament, is incorporated as a vertical yarn filament (F3). The basic knit is formed from a first and a second yarn (F1, F2) using a plaiting technique. The vertical yarn filament (F3) is incorporated by a third yarn carrier (FF3) positioned, on a third yarn carrier rail located between respective yarn carrier rails for the first and the second yarn carriers (FF1, FF2), at a location at which the vertical yarn filament (F3) is to be incorporated. During formation of a sequence of stitch rows (MR1-MR7) using the first and second yarns (F1, F2), the first yarn (F1) is guided over the vertical yarn filament (F3) on a front side of the knitted fabric and the second yarn (F2) is guided over the vertical yarn filament (F3) on a back side of the knitted fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: H. Stoll AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Hartmann, Francesco Collura, Thomas Nonnenmacher, Achim Ulmer
  • Patent number: 10117783
    Abstract: A wound dressing comprising an absorbent layer, the absorbent layer being gathered in a longitudinal direction by one or more resilient yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CONVATEC Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Cotton, Bryony Jayne Lee
  • Patent number: 9932695
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prosthetic porous knit based on a monofilament of a biocompatible polymer material, the pattern followed for the knitting of said monofilament on a warp knitting machine having two guide bars B1, B2 being the following, according to the ISO 11676 standard: Bar B1: 1.2/4.5/4.3/4.5/4.3/1.0/1.2/1.0// Bar B2: 4.3/1.0/1.2/1.0/1.2/4.5/4.3/4.5// The invention further relates to a method for producing such a knit and to a hernia prosthesis comprising such a knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventor: Julie Lecuivre
  • Patent number: 9863154
    Abstract: An architectural mesh panel includes a plurality of spaced rods and a plurality of adjacent rows of pickets, each of the rows of pickets including at least a plurality of first links, a plurality of second links and a plurality of third links, the plurality of first links have a first spacing, the plurality of second links have a second spacing, and the plurality of third links have a third spacing, wherein each of the rows of pickets includes at least two adjacent first links defining a closely spaced link area, wherein each of the rows of pickets includes at least one second link disposed adjacent the closely spaced link area on each side thereof, wherein the closely spaced link area creates a simulated moiré appearance of a moving stripe to an observer whose viewpoint is continuously changing from one side of the architectural mesh panel towards the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: George H. Messick, Jr., Thomas O. Perdue, Matthew C. O'Connell, Jeffrey D. Ulchak, Robert E. Maine, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9657420
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article of footwear includes providing a knitting machine having a processor programmed to cause the knitting machine to knit a wool pile fabric having a plurality of footwear components and simultaneously knitting wool fibers and a scrim to form the wool pile fabric including the footwear components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Crary, Zihao Dong
  • Patent number: 9545128
    Abstract: An upper for an article of footwear is configured to be connected to a sole structure. The upper includes a knitted component having a base portion that is configured to be disposed adjacent the sole structure. The base portion defines an interior surface and an exterior surface of the knitted component. The base portion defines a base portion passage between the interior surface and the exterior surface. Also, the upper includes a tensile strand that extends through the base portion passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Chung-Ming Chang, Ya-Fang Chen, Pei-Ju Su
  • Patent number: 9187851
    Abstract: A stitch-bonded fabric construction in which broadly spaced parallel linear stitch lines are applied through a very low weight fibrous substrate to stabilize the substrate in the machine direction. Texture is imparted by applying significant overfeed conditions to the stitching substrate thereby causing a substantial bunching of the substrate at the stitching position. The resulting product has an arrangement of alternating ridges and valleys running predominantly in the cross-machine direction. The stabilizing linear stitch lines lock in the puckered texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tietex International Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Lori Shannon Sears
  • Patent number: 9174395
    Abstract: A textile product and a method of making the same is described wherein the textile product includes a layer of metal elements, an array of stitches, and wherein the metal elements are encased between the legs of the stitch and the underlap of the stitch. Preferably, the overlaps and/or underlaps span between at least two stitch lines. This provides an improved metal element based textile product for preparing reinforced articles. The metal element based textile product of the present invention allows improved processing and improved performance as compared to conventional metal element based textile products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Angela Durie, Bruno Jaspaert, Dirk Tytgat
  • Patent number: 9027961
    Abstract: An air belt having mesh webbing sufficiently strong and sufficiently expandable in the circumferential direction of a bag-shaped belt and an air belt apparatus including the air belt are provided. An air belt includes a folded member being a bag-shaped belt folded in a band shape and mesh webbing covering the folded member of the bag-shaped belt. The mesh webbing hardly expands in the longitudinal direction of the air belt, and is flexibly expandable in the circumferential direction of the bag-shaped belt. The mesh webbing is made of a raschel-knitted material. The knitted material is arranged such that the extending direction of knot portions of yarn threads and corresponds to the longitudinal direction of the air belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Takata Corporation
    Inventor: Norio Yamataki
  • Publication number: 20150075228
    Abstract: A warp knitted heat resistant separation fabric is provided, having at least two sets of warp yarns. A first set of warp yarns is positioned over the width of the fabric and formed with pillar stitches; and a second set of warp yarns positioned over the width of the fabric shows in its repeat in the fabric an underlap under at least two pillars that are formed by the first set of warp yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Daan De Keyzer, Filip Lanckmans, Frank De Ridder
  • Publication number: 20110290443
    Abstract: A paper machine clothing, in particular a press felt for a paper, cardboard or tissue machine, includes a load bearing base structure that extends in the longitudinal and cross directions of the clothing and which is formed, for example from a longitudinal reinforcement module substantially providing the dimensional stability in longitudinal direction of the clothing, and a transverse reinforcement module substantially providing the dimensional stability in the cross direction of the clothing, which is arranged on the longitudinal reinforcement module and is connected with same. The transverse reinforcement module is a warp knit fabric, which includes at least one system of warp threads arranged parallel to each other and one system of stitch-forming sewing threads extending substantially perpendicular thereto into which the warp threads are integrated to form a textile fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Uwe Köckritz
  • Patent number: 8028547
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric having the isotropy of strength. The warp knitted fabric is provided with a fabric weave and insertion yarn groups (14, 16). The insertion yarn group (14) comprises four yarns (Y4a-Y4d) of the same type. The insertion yarn group (16) comprises four yarns (Y5a-Y5d) of the same type. The yarns (Y4a-Y4d, Y5a-Y5d) are inserted into a warp-knitted fabric weave in the warp direction while being arranged parallel to each other at an interval of one wale in the weft direction. Each of the yarns (Y4a-Y4d, Y5a-Y5d) comprises a portion (14a) extending as a whole in the direction crossing the warp direction, a portion (14b) extending as a whole in the direction crossing the warp direction, and a portion (14c) extending as a whole in the direction extending along the warp direction and connecting the portions (14a, 14b) to each other. One of the yarns (Y4a-Y4d) is overlapped with a corresponding one of the yarns (Y5a-Y5d) when viewed from the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Wacoal Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Ryuzo Suzuki, Yuko Sumitomo, Sachie Nakase
  • Patent number: 7966847
    Abstract: An elongation resistant fabric, devices, and methods can include an elongation resistant yarn laid in a knit structure of the fabric between knit loops in selected adjacent wales and partially about the loop in one adjacent wale in predetermined courses. In this manner, the fabric can be adapted to resist elongation in a walewise direction along the length of the fabric. The elongation resistant fabric can be a mesh fabric. In a mesh fabric, the size and a shape of pores in the fabric can be maintained when the fabric is pulled in the walewise direction. The elongation resistant yarn can have a diameter larger than the individual diameters of other yarns in the fabric. The elongation resistant yarn can be, for example, a monofilament yarn, such as a polypropylene or polyester monofilament yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Atex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Booz Norris
  • Patent number: 7900484
    Abstract: The repair fabric includes a dual bar warp knit mesh for use in repairing soft tissue and muscle wall defects, including hernia repair and chest wall reconstruction. The repair fabric may be produced according to a first bar pattern chain of 4/2 4/6 4/2 6/8 6/4 6/8 and a second bar pattern chain of 6/8 2/0 6/8 4/2 8/10 4/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Cherok, Rocco DiGregorio, Alan Grumbling, Michael Kirby
  • Patent number: 7854712
    Abstract: A medical bandaging product having a predetermined length suitable for a given medical use, including an enclosure formed of a moisture-impervious material sealable to prevent entry of moisture and a medical bandage material positioned in the enclosure and sealed therein against entry of moisture until use. The medical bandage material includes a substrate formed from a single integrated knitted fabric layer having a plurality of interconnected knitted fabric yarns forming a three-dimensional structure. A reactive system is impregnated into or coated onto the substrate. The system remains stable when maintained in substantially moisture-free conditions and hardens upon exposure to sufficient moisture to cooperate with the three-dimensional structure to form a rigid, self supporting structure. A soft, flexible protective wrapping encloses the substrate along its length for providing a cushioning barrier interposed between the substrate and a patient when the medical bandage material is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Keith Clapham
  • Patent number: 7851388
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for finishing knitted fabrics and fabrics finished by the novel process. In one embodiment, the method of finishing a knitted fabric includes the steps of: (a) stretching the fabric above about 5% but less than about 25% in width, and above about (?)7% but less than about 10% in length, (b) heat-setting the fabric to the stretched width and length at a temperature above about 120 degrees Centigrade and lower than about 250 degrees Centigrade, and (c) applying a polymeric protective binder coating resin to the fabric at a concentration of at least 5% but less than 25% based on the weight of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Yong Ku Kim, Armand Francis Lewis
  • Patent number: 7841215
    Abstract: A medical bandage consists of a knit fabric made from loop yarns without inlaid yarns. The loop yarns are multifilament yarns having at least one elastic filament, a plurality of synthetic microfilaments and a plurality of cellulose or cellulosic filaments. The bandage has a linear and a non-linear stretching regime, with an operating point lying between them. When it is applied to a patient, it is elastically stretched to the operating point, which allows to generate reproducible, well defined compression forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Ganzoni Management AG
    Inventor: Stefan Ganzoni
  • Publication number: 20100255744
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reinforcing textile material that comprises a weft-inserted warp knit fabric, in which the warp yarns are configured in a pattern having a majority of successive flat stitches that are used in conjunction with a minority of subsequent successive round stitches. The warp yarn configuration may be represented by the expression x+y, where x is the number of successive needle positions in which a warp yarn is positioned in a flat stitch arrangement and y is the number of subsequent successive needle positions in which the same warp yarn is positioned in a round stitch arrangement. The present weft-inserted warp knit fabrics possess improved dimensional stability, high tensile strength, high tear strength, and a relatively smooth surface, making them well-suited for use as reinforcements in roofing membranes, signs, banners, tents, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Callaway, Randolph S. Kohlman, David W. Martin
  • Patent number: 7614258
    Abstract: The repair fabric includes a dual bar warp knit mesh for use in repairing soft tissue and muscle wall defects, including hernia repair and chest wall reconstruction. The repair fabric may be produced according to a first bar pattern chain of 4/2 4/6 4/2 6/8 6/4 6/8 and a second bar pattern chain of 6/8 2/0 6/8 4/2 8/10 4/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Cherok, Rocco DiGregorio, Alan Grumbling, Michael Kirby
  • Publication number: 20090183300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sweat absorber and headwear using the sweat absorber. The sweat absorber is formed by a porous panel including a first layer that is knitted in a warp direction to have a plurality of first porous structures, a second layer that is knitted in a warp direction to have a plurality of second porous structures, and a plurality of connecting yarns for connecting the first layer and the second layer. The porous panel may be a double raschel fabric panel. The sweat absorber may semi-permanently maintain a shape of a crown portion of a headwear and may be prevented from being contaminated from sweat. In addition, a contaminated part may be replaced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 7552604
    Abstract: A double needle bar spacer knit fabric is provided. The fabric includes a first layer that has a plurality of yarns that are knitted together. At least one of the yarns of the first layer is an elastomeric yarn that functions to impart stretch and recovery properties to the first layer. A second layer that has a plurality of yarns that are knitted together is also present. The first layer and second layer are connected to one another by way of a connecting layer that has a plurality of traversing yarns that are knitted to and extend between both the first layer and the second layer. The first layer provides technical properties to the fabric, and the second layer provides the fabric with desired aesthetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Anthony R. Waldrop, Lynnette Stein, Bernard Smith
  • Patent number: 7549303
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reinforcing textile material that comprises a weft-inserted warp knit fabric, in which the warp yarns are configured in a pattern having a majority of successive flat stitches that are used in conjunction with a minority of subsequent successive round stitches. The warp yarn configuration may be represented by the expression x+y, where x is the number of successive needle positions in which a warp yarn is positioned in a flat stitch arrangement and y is the number of subsequent successive needle positions in which the same warp yarn is positioned in a round stitch arrangement. The present weft-inserted warp knit fabrics possess improved dimensional stability, high tensile strength, high tear strength, and a relatively smooth surface, making them well-suited for use as reinforcements in roofing membranes, signs, banners, tents, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Brian Callaway, Randolph S. Kohlman, David W. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090151397
    Abstract: In the field of garment manufacture there is a need for an improved manner of joining two stretchable fabric portions to one another, in a desired configuration, that produces an unobtrusive join of sufficient strength which is able to accommodate stretching of the fabric portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: RICHARD STURMAN, John Hales
  • Publication number: 20090126411
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a reinforcing textile material that comprises a weft-inserted warp knit fabric, in which the warp yarns are configured in a pattern having a majority of successive flat stitches that are used in conjunction with a minority of subsequent successive round stitches. The warp yarn configuration may be represented by the expression x+y, where x is the number of successive needle positions in which a warp yarn is positioned in a flat stitch arrangement and y is the number of subsequent successive needle positions in which the same warp yarn is positioned in a round stitch arrangement. The present weft-inserted warp knit fabrics possess improved dimensional stability, high tensile strength, high tear strength, and a relatively smooth surface, making them well-suited for use as reinforcements in roofing membranes, signs, banners, tents, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Brian Callaway, Randolph S. Kohlman, David W. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090126412
    Abstract: This yarn fabric comprises warp yarns and weft yarns, and also a slashing size present solely at the periphery of the warp yarns. This slashing size comprises at least one filler capable of modifying the properties of this fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: PORCHER INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Laurence Pollet, Jacques Porcheret
  • Publication number: 20090100878
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present application, a knitting method is disclosed for a knitting fabric capable of eliminating the need of stitch transfer during knitting and easily knitting even a thick and less stretchable knitting fabric. Three types of stitching including knits marked with “O,” tacks marked with “V,” and missings marked with “-” are knitted repeatedly in a course direction and a wale direction. The thickness of the clothing fabric of a knitted product is 1.5 times that by plain knitting or thicker which is equal to a thickness obtained by rib knitting. The elongation of the knitted product in the course direction is approximately 1.5 times that by the other methods which is approximately half an elongation obtained by plain knitting which is approximately three times that by the other methods. The elongation of the knitted product in the wale direction is approximately 1.7 to 1.8 times that obtained by the other methods which is equal to an elongation obtained by plain knitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventor: Takuya Miyai
  • Publication number: 20090064720
    Abstract: The corduroy fabric includes a plurality of transverse weft yarn sets. Each consists of at least three yarns and includes a plurality of pile yarn warp loops consisting of yarns having yarn forming at least one pile end, and a plurality of binding yarn warp loops consisting of at least two yarns. Each of the binding yarn warp loops is located respectively at two sides of a selected number of the pile yarn warp loops and has one common yarn winding a selected number of the pile yarn warp loops to form a binding yarn cross with the pile end. The pile yarn warp loops and the binding yarn warp loops of one transverse weft yarn set are crossly woven consecutively with longitudinal neighboring pile yarn warp stitches and the binding yarn warp loops of a next transverse weft yarn set to form a plurality of longitudinal warp loop pile zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Tieh-Hsiung Pai
  • Publication number: 20090049870
    Abstract: A knitted spacer fabric includes an upper textile, a lower textile and mutually crossing supporting threads arranged between the upper textile and the lower textile which connect the upper and the lower textiles to one another. Portions of the supporting threads are connected to one another at crossing points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Otto Bock Healthcare IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernard Garus
  • Publication number: 20080134726
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a raschel knit net having square meshes is provided. The method consists of providing a raschel knit net having diamond meshes, and cutting diagonally across the net from selvedge to selvedge. Multiple pieces of cut net are rotated and aligned, selvedge to selvedge, such that the meshes are square shaped with the mesh strands running generally lengthwise and widthwise. The aligned selvedges are then joined together, creating a net having square meshes, such that the dimensions of the net are fixed lengthwise and widthwise. The joined selvedges create a dimensional control portion extending diagonally between lengthwise edges of the net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph F. Lais, Christian E. Siems, Stephen J. Tillmann
  • Patent number: 7380421
    Abstract: A fabric has an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer connects partially to the upper layer to integrally form multiple connecting segments formed on the upper layer and the lower layer. The at least one channel is formed on the upper layer and the lower layer and is formed respectively between adjacent connecting segments. The fabric is produced by a sewing step and a connecting step. The sewing step comprises sewing multiple raw fibers to respectively form the upper layer and the lower layer. The connecting step comprises connecting partially the upper layer to the lower layer by fiber to integrally form the connecting segments and the at least one channel. Thus, time and a cost of a production of the fabric can be reduced to relieve customers' burdens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Ruey Tay Fibre Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng-Nan Liu
  • Patent number: 7353669
    Abstract: An air bag substrate fabric utilizing a tying yarn knitting arrangement wherein a portion of the tying yarns are threaded to engage needles so as to form two stitches with one on either side of the inlay warp yarn at rows of stitch formation. The neighboring stitches resist yarn separation and resultant combing while also blocking the commencement and propagation of de-knitting when a tying yarn is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Gerard Ternon, Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • 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: 7284398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayered, breathable fabric and especially, but not exclusively, to a textile fabric for clothing purposes. In a special embodiment, the invention relates to a fabric for manufacturing articles of work clothing for protection against the effects of heat, flames or arcing and the like. Therefore, the invention also relates to an article of fire protection clothing with a novel, breathable, moisture-transporting fabric as the inner layer. However, the textile fabric can also be used in the leisure sector, for example, to manufacture functional undergarments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Sonja Hübner
  • Patent number: 7201024
    Abstract: A fabric article useful for the cushioning surface of a car seat and like items is formed from thick main elastic yarn which is thicker than main stitch yarn, and main inserted yarn which is more bulky and thicker than the main elastic yarn in apparent thickness, are knitted in line in the knitting width direction or in the knitting length direction of a mesh-like base knitted fabric which is knitted up with main stitch yarns by using a warp knitting machine and which have openings which are larger than the needle loops formed from the stitch yarn and extend over plural knitting courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Kawashimaorimono Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Hirayama, Akihiko Hori
  • Patent number: 7174749
    Abstract: A fabric construction utilizing a tying yarn knitting arrangement wherein a portion of the tying yarns are threaded to engage needles so as to form two stitches with one on either side of the inlay warp yarn at rows of stitch formation. The neighboring stitches resist yarn separation and resultant combing while also blocking the commencement and propagation of de-knitting when a tying yarn is broken thereby enhancing seam strength character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Gerard Ternon, Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Patent number: 7152438
    Abstract: This invention provides a fastener tape and a stinger for a slide fastener constituted of a warp knitting or weaving structure and including a tape main portion and a fastener element attaching portion, wherein a warp and a weft, which are composition yarns of the fastener tape, are composed of multifilament yarns and a size of a composition filament of the warp is 1.0 to 2.0 dTex, and a size of that of the weft is 2.0 to 5.0 dTex, these sizes of the single filaments being not larger than ¼ of the conventional composition filament, thereby achieving advantages that they adapt well to a fabric when and after a slide fastener is sewed to a thin fabric having flexibility and excellent drape performance and secure tape strength and coupling strength required as a slide fastener, the fastener tape and stringer ensuring flexibility and soft feeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Matsuda
  • Patent number: 7013681
    Abstract: A fabric construction utilizing a tying yarn knitting arrangement wherein a portion of the tying yarns are threaded to engage needles so as to form two stitches with one on either side of the inlay warp yarn at rows of stitch formation. The neighboring stitches resist yarn separation and resultant combing while also blocking the commencement and propagation of de-knitting when a tying yarn is broken thereby enhancing seam strength character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Gerard Ternon, Ramesh Keshavaraj
  • Patent number: 6984596
    Abstract: A wire-reinforced webbing material is disclosed for use in furniture, bedding and the like. The webbing includes a flat knitted fabric comprised of substantially elastic yarns such as polyester. A plurality of reinforcement wires are integrally knitted into the fabric structure in a lengthwise direction. The wires may be thin-gauge titanium or titanium alloy wires. Elastomeric yarns or cards may also be integrally knitted into the fabric structure parallel to the reinforcement wires. The reinforcement wires and elastomeric cords combine with the knitted fabric to yield a webbing material having both a high tensile strength and a resilient responsiveness to applied external loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Phillip Dickerson
  • Patent number: 6908664
    Abstract: An improved process for making stitchbonded fabric in which a feed material that has a visible pattern on it is surface is multi-needle stitched with a contractible yarn and then the stitched material is contracted to form an attractive, novel surface pattern that is quite different from the original pattern on the feed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Xymid, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Stephen Horace Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 6886368
    Abstract: Among knitting yarns forming stitches of a fastener element attaching portion of a warp knitted tape for a slide fastener composed of multiple wales, a dry heat shrinkage ratio of one or more knitting yarns disposed across adjoining wales such that they at least entangle with another knitting yarn on the wales in the fastener element attaching portion is set lower than a dry heat shrinkage ratio of other knitting yarns composing the warp knitted tape. Preferably, a multifilament yarn composed of fine filament fibers of 0.5 to 4 dTex is used for all the knitting yarns. With such a structure, fastener elements can be sewed accurately, so that a soft warp knitted tape having no hardness due to thermal setting and an excellent drape performance can be obtained, this knitted tape allowing a smooth opening/closing operation of a slider after the fastener elements are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Matsuda
  • Patent number: 6840066
    Abstract: A reinforced webbing material is disclosed for use in furniture, bedding and the like. The webbing includes a flat knitted fabric comprised of conventional yarns such as polyester. Elastomeric yarns or cords may also be, but are not necessarily, integrally knitted into the fabric structure in a warpwise direction. One or more high-performance polymeric reinforcement yarns are integrally knitted into the fabric structure in a lengthwise direction. The reinforcement yarns may comprise aramid fibers, ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, or other suitable high tensile strength polymeric yarns. The reinforcement yarns and elastomeric cords combine with the knitted fabric to provide a substantially elastic webbing material having a finite amount of stretch that is limited by the high performance yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Phillip Dickerson
  • Patent number: 6823700
    Abstract: A pile yarn processed warp knit fabric comprises a unified wrap knit fabric including a group of wales grouped in a predetermined number, in which weft yarns are inlaid in grouped wales in a wale direction to form a loop turning around the connecting portions between wales in an alternative arrangement with some weft yarns being superposed upon each another, and pile yarns are inserted in grouped wales to intersect the connecting points between the wales in a staggered form; a plurality of wale oriented cutting portions, in which a single weft yarn connects opposite grouped wales in neighboring unified warp knit fabrics to each another widthwise in a staggered form; and course oriented cutting portions, in which single weft yarn and single pile yarn extended from the unified warp knit fabric are inserted in wales adjacent the unified warp knit fabrics in a staggered form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignees: New Clean Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kang Moon Yi
  • Patent number: 6745599
    Abstract: A knitted fabric for use as a shade net, comprises a single series of 400 Denier monofilament threads M of high density polyethylene (HDPE) which are formed into pillar stitches, a second series of HDPE 350 Denier monotapes which are knitted in a zig-zag fashion to form a Sammt stitch, and a third series of HDPE 350 Denier monotapes which are added as a filler. The fabric is knitted on a warp knitting machine wherein the gaps between the latch needles are ⅛ of an inch. The monofilament threads extend in a warp direction and the second series of monotapes extend in a weft direction. The monotapes of the second series traverse four needle gaps, whereas the monotapes of the third series traverse two adjacent needles in a weft direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Alnet (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Shamiel Bailey
  • Patent number: 6711919
    Abstract: A method for producing multiaxial warp knit fabrics with extended threads in longitudinal, transverse and diagonal directions as a result of direct insertion of the diagonal threads as weft sections onto backs of rising needles of needle bars. The method includes simultaneously inserting at least two diagonal thread systems contrarily as part wefts for each needle bar on a right/right warp knitting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Textilma AG
    Inventors: Rolf Arnold, Evelin Hufnagl, Jens Stopp, Franco Puffi, Patrizio Sfregola
  • Patent number: 6559077
    Abstract: A mesh structure is formed from a set of a warp strands and a set of intersecting weft strands. The warp strands are formed of a knitted synthetic material which shrinks when exposed to heat, and the weft strands pass through the weave of the warp strands at the nodes where the strands intersect. Heat is applied to the mesh structure to shrink the weave of the warp strands tightly around the weft strands at the nodes, thereby co-joining the weft and warp strands to form a high-strength mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Polytech Netting, L.P.
    Inventor: Donal Moore
  • Publication number: 20030061839
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric (1) including an open framework (2) of longitudinally and transversely extending knitted threads (3,4,5). The longitudinally extending threads (3) are spaced apart a predetermined distance (D). A plurality of material strips (9) laid in the open framework (2) along the spaces (8) between the longitudinally extending threads (3). The material strips (9) each have a width (W) which is greater than the predetermined distance (D) between adjacent longitudinally extending threads (3) so as to extend fully between the adjacent threads (3) and maintain that full extension upon lateral stretch of the fabric (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventor: David William Kost
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6516637
    Abstract: A warp knit elastic band that includes at least one and preferably two filler yarns knitted into the band on an outside surface thereof adjacent either the back weft yarn or the front weft yarn to provide a softer feel and a thicker construction. A method for manufacturing the elastic band is also disclosed in which at least one and preferably two filler yarns are laid into the band adjacent either the back weft yarn or the front weft yarn on a side thereof opposite the elastomer threads. An apparatus for manufacturing an elastic band is also disclosed in which four and preferably five weft insertion bars are used in the following sequence to form a warp knitted elastic band: a first weft yarn bar, an elastomer thread bar, a second weft yarn bar, a first filler yarn bar and a second filler yarn bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Elastic Corporation of America, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Von Fancher, Ronny Pate, Ken Durn