Fleece Or Pile Type Patents (Class 66/194)
  • Publication number: 20140311188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warp knitted contexture including a base structure and pile loops anchored in the base structure for rattle free attachment of wiring harnesses or for attachment of replaceable grinding discs at grinding machines. It is an object of the invention to provide a new warp knitted contexture for both applications recited supra and other applications, wherein the warp knitted contexture can be produced in a more economical manner and has constant quality or a constant surface. The object is achieved in that a plurality of independently standing pile loops is arranged at the base structure through unilaterally tied drop stitch, wherein a height of the pile loops is greater than a distance between stitch wales and the pile loops are only arranged on the technically left side of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Aurich, Wolfgang Aurich
  • Patent number: 8813525
    Abstract: A reversible garment with a warming side and a cooling side is comprised of a double knit fabric including a first face and a second face. The garment is reversible such that either face may be worn on the exterior of the garment. When the first side of the garment is worn against the body, the garment provides a heating effect by trapping air and body heat while wicking moisture to the outside of the fabric. When the second side of the garment is worn against the body, the garment provides a cooling garment by accelerating moisture movement across the fabric. Indicia are provided on the garment to indicate whether heating or cooling effects will be provided in the first-side-out configuration and the second-side-out configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ayers, Kelly Cortina, Craig Lindemann
  • Patent number: 8713974
    Abstract: A knitted fabric for hook-and-loop fastener comprising of tricot stitch for the knitted fabric for hook-and-loop fastener; and the tricot stitch is formed of surface threads, middle threads and backside threads; and each surface threads, middle threads and backside threads has loops at regular intervals, and loops of surface threads are linked to loops of middle threads, and loops of middle threads are linked to loops of backside threads. Furthermore, the piles of surface threads are formed from side to side on the same numbers, and thread direction of a certain loop of surface threads is opposite to thread direction of a corresponding loop of middle threads, and the thread direction of loop of middle threads is opposite to thread direction of a corresponding loop of backside threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Marubeni Intex Co., Ltd., Maruha Tateami Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Tsuchida, Toshinori Habe
  • Publication number: 20130118209
    Abstract: A method of constructing a warp knit fabric is disclosed. The warp knit fabric is constructed using polyester yarn for both the base yarn and the surface yarn. The resulting warp knit fabric is napped on the top side of the fabric to form a fabric that is soft to the touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Edmund Jin
  • Publication number: 20130115409
    Abstract: A composite velour fabric garment includes a laminate consisting of an outer woven shell layer, an inner thermal layer of knit construction, and an intermediate layer disposed between and laminated to each of the shell layer and the thermal layer. The outer woven shell layer contains spandex in at least a weft direction for stretch and recovery in a width direction. The knit construction of the inner thermal layer provides stretch in at least a width direction, in harmony with the shell layer, and the inner thermal layer has a raised surface facing inwardly, away from the shell layer. The intermediate layer has controlled air permeability, including zero air permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicants: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Gadalia Vainer
  • 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: 20120255643
    Abstract: A fabric having a ground fabric, and a double layer terry or a double layer pile on either or both surfaces of the ground fabric, or a double layer terry on one surface and a double layer pile on the other surface. The double layer terry has an outer terry and an inner terry lower than the outer terry; the double layer pile has an outer pile and an inner pile lower than the outer pile. The outer terry or outer pile is a natural fiber, and the lower terry or lower pile is a microfiber. Methods of manufacturing the fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Hongwei Duan
  • Patent number: 8192824
    Abstract: A textile fabric has at least one raised surface incorporating multicomponent fibers formed of at least a first material and a second material disposed in side-by-side relationship. The first material and the second material exhibit differential thermal elongation, which causes the multicomponent fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the textile fabric in response to ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: MMI-IPCO, LLC, Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Veronica Hunt, Brian Durant, David Gilbert
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120122364
    Abstract: A method of forming a circular knit fabric includes feeding a multi-filament non-elastomeric yarn from a first spool into an aperture defined in a yarn carrier plate that guides the non-elastomeric yarn sequentially to a series of knitting needles spaced about a circular needle array; while feeding an elastomeric yarn from a second spool to the yarn carrier plate, such that a fabric is knit to have a ground comprising both the non-elastomeric yarn and the elastomeric yarn. The non-elastomeric yarn and the elastomeric yarn are fed together into the carrier plate aperture in an untwisted, unwrapped relation, such that the fabric ground is knit to have a technical face in which potions of the non-elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas and portions of the elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Denis John Menczywor
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110296875
    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: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokumoto, Kazuya Kusunoki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110177282
    Abstract: A wool blend velour fabric article (12) is formed of yarns (14, 16) consisting of wool fibers (17a, 17b) in a blend with manufactured fibers (19a, 19b) (i.e., synthetic and/or regenerated fibers). The wool and manufactured fibers are blended, i.e. spun, together in a manner to control the distribution of the wool fibers and of the manufactured fibers, across the cross-section of the yarn such that each of the wool fibers is generally surrounded by manufactured fibers, and thus shielded from interaction with other ones of the wool fibers. The resulting velour fabric article exhibits reduced shrinkage and felting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Charles Haryslak, James Zeiba, Marcus Webster, Gadalia Vainer, David Costello, Jane Hunter, Shawn Flavin
  • Patent number: 7926307
    Abstract: A double sided polypropylene knit loop fabric comprises at least one and preferably both of the inner and outer loops comprised of polypropylene yarn forming cantilevered loops from a knit fabric. Polypropylene has many different characteristics than those of cotton or cotton blends. Accordingly, by making at least one of the loops, if not both of the loops, and the tie yarn out at least substantially, if not principally, polypropylene, a fabric can be produced which has different characteristics than a cotton fabric of similar construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: John M. Williams
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110081517
    Abstract: A composite velour fabric garment includes a laminate consisting of an outer woven shell layer, an inner thermal layer of knit construction, and an intermediate layer disposed between and laminated to each of the shell layer and the thermal layer. The outer woven shell layer contains spandex in at least a weft direction for stretch and recovery in a width direction. The knit construction of the inner thermal layer provides stretch in at least a width direction, in harmony with the shell layer, and the inner thermal layer has a raised surface facing inwardly, away from the shell layer. The intermediate layer has controlled air permeability, including zero air permeability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Jane Hunter, David Costello, Gadalia Vainer
  • 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: 20100037658
    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: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Susa, Hidehito Fukumoto, Kazuki Kitagawa, Tomohiro Nagao
  • Publication number: 20100000623
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a pile fabric that is favorable in anticurling and pile-raising performance and in curbing of coming off of the piles. To this end, yarns forming the ground part are core-in-sheath yarns having sheaths of low-melting resin; knitting or weaving pattern is such that the piles are raised or erected when the fabric is strained to stretch in either of warp and weft directions; and the piles are fixed in an erect state, on the ground part, as a result of heat setting at a time the fabric is strained in the warp or weft direction. The fabric has been subjected to the heat setting at a temperature not lower than a melting temperature of the low melting resin; and a change in average pile-raising extent of the fabric is not less than 2%, before and after the heat setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventor: Manabu Makida
  • 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: 7503192
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Pai Lung Machinery Mill Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tieh-Hsiung Pai
  • Patent number: 7481079
    Abstract: A circular knitted fabric and a method for making such a fabric is disclosed. The fabric employs a multifilament elastomeric yarn as a ground yarn and a polyester yarn as a pile yarn. The fabric is comprised of a plurality of knitted regions arranged in a pre-defined ornamental pattern on the fabric. The fabric has at least a first non-pile region and a second region having a pile of a first height. Also, a third region provides a pile of a second height. The fabric is visibly translucent through at least the first region of the fabric, so that an object positioned on a first side of the fabric is visible from the second side of the fabric when the object is viewed through the non-pile first region of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Anthony Waldrop, Kimberley Kerchmar, Derek Sharp, Durwin Glenn Dawson
  • Publication number: 20080163650
    Abstract: A three dimensional spacer fabric including a unitary, integral spacer fabric formed from interknitted layers, including a first layer of fabric, a second interconnecting layer and a third layer of fabric, wherein the third layer further includes loops of yarn protruding outward with loop apex points providing a looped surface on one side of the fabric for functioning with hook-and-loop type fasteners, and methods of making said fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald M. Sytz
  • 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: 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: 7257968
    Abstract: Ecological cleaning fabric comprising polyester-based microfiber comprising a warp-bent fabric having polyester-based yarn in the base with multi-filter loops, preferably including polyester textile fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Inventor: Juan Manuel Aloy Font
  • Patent number: 7117899
    Abstract: A pile mesh fabric includes a ground thread woven on a first surface and a pile thread woven into the ground thread. The ground includes a plurality of closely-spaced holes into forming a mesh. The pile thread of a predetermined length extends perpendicularly to the surface of the mesh and the pile thread is inserted and bound to the ground thread. The mesh includes a pattern of hexagon, rectangle, rhomboid, or octagon. The hexagon has a side of length of about one to ten millimeters. The ground thread includes synthetic fibers or natural fibers. The synthetic fiber includes a yarn of nylon, polyester, or rayon. The natural fiber includes a cotton yarn. The pile thread includes a yarn of cotton, nylon, polyester, or rayon. The predetermined length of the pile thread is from about three to twenty millimeters. The pile thread includes a single or a plurality of filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Boon Do Kim
  • Patent number: 7043943
    Abstract: A fabric is disclosed which is suitable for use in the manufacture of particulate filters for use in high heat environments having a high airflow requirement, 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: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Monterey Mills
    Inventors: Daniel L. Koopmann, Cecil V. Kaylor, Frances Mielke
  • 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: 6843078
    Abstract: An electrically conductive fabric for use in articles of clothing worn for shielding against electromagnetic radiation includes a knit body with a first broad surface and an opposite, second broad surface where at least one of the surfaces includes a fleece or raised surface. The conductive fabric further includes stitch yarns of electrically conductive fibers and loop yarns comprising non-conductive fibers. The non-conductive fibers of the loop yarns are finished upon at least one of the first broad surface and second broad surface to form the fleece or raised surface, with electrically conductive fibers of the stitch yarns being embedded among the non-conductive fibers and between and spaced from the first and the second broad surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Vikram Sharma
  • Patent number: 6843077
    Abstract: A knitted surface fastener wherein pile loops are formed by knitting-in pile knitting yarns at the same time when a foundation fabric is knitted with foundation yarns. After the pile knitting yarns which form the pile loops stride between two or more wales to form loops, they are entangled with each stitch of the foundation yarns of three or more adjoining courses on a same wales continuously to form stitches. Of the stitches of the pile knitting yarns formed due to the pile knitting yarns entangled per each of the adjoining three or more courses, at least one or more stitches located in the middle are formed in a closed loop. Consequently, the necessity of back coating is eliminated and further, clearly square gaps are formed to achieve ventilation property and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Ishihara, Eiji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6782590
    Abstract: A 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 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 loop yarn includes flame retardant material, such as M-Aramide fiber. The fabric body has a velour surface formed at one or both of 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 90 ft3/ft2/min, or less, under a pressure difference of ½ inch of water across the fabric body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Maiden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Edward P. Dionne, Charles Haryslak, William K. Lie, Douglas Lumb, Jane Hunter
  • Patent number: 6745600
    Abstract: A blanket fabric comprises a weft knitted support substrate and an overfed looped yam weft knitted into the substrate. A portion of the loops are pulled from the face side of the substrate to the opposite side and mechanically loosened to an exceptional degree. Each side of the blanket is sheared to provide even surfaces. The blanket fabric is preferably made with only two weft knitted yarns. The method of making the blanket comprises the steps of simultaneous weft knitting a support substrate and an overfed looped weft knitted yam into the substrate. A portion of the loops are then pulled from the face side of the substrate to the opposite side and mechanically loosened. Both sides of the fabric are then sheared to provide an even surface on each side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Harbor Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Sun Weiqing, Xia Weijun, Qing Jianguo, Lu Mingqing
  • Patent number: 6739161
    Abstract: A cleaning material or a sealing material is attached to a supporting body facing a moving body that contacts microscopic particles. The cleaning material or the sealing material has a ground fabric formed with a knit fabric. The knit fabric is obtained through warp knitting ground yarns. Pile yarns are raised on the ground fabric. The pile yarns slide on the moving body to scrape off the microscopic particles on the moving body, thereby cleaning the surface of the moving body. The pile yarns also blocks flow of microscopic particles through the space between the moving body and the supporting body and collect the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Tsuchiya TSCO Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ohara, Masaru Nakayama
  • Patent number: 6708530
    Abstract: A brassiere having a terry loop stitch construction knitted into desired portions of the brassiere, preferably within at least the breast cups of the brassiere, is provided. The terry loop may be a true sinker produced terry loop or mock terry loop. The brassiere may be a single-layer brassiere or a double-layer brassiere. A blank for manufacturing the brassiere and method of manufacturing the brassiere is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation
    Inventor: John Mitchell
  • Patent number: 6705132
    Abstract: A warp knitted textile fabric suitable for use as the loop component of a hook-and-loop fastener is formed of two sets of ground yarns knitted in a dimensionally stable construction with a set of pile loop-forming yarns formed in a stitch pattern producing elongated underlap loops outwardly extending diagonally in a back-and-forth zig-zag like pattern at the technical back of the fabric to be readily interengaged with the hook elements of a mating hook. A method of producing the fabric is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: GFD Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Hajek
  • 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
  • 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: 20030003264
    Abstract: A 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 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 loop yarn includes flame retardant material, such as M-Aramide fiber. The fabric body has a velour surface formed at one or both of 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 90 ft3/ft2/min, or less, under a pressure difference of ½ inch of water across the fabric body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Edward P. Dionne, Charles Haryslak, William K. Lie, Douglas Lumb, Jane Hunter
  • Publication number: 20020127936
    Abstract: A decorative texturized fabric is provided. The fabric is produced from a fabric substrate that includes a yarn nappable from one side of the substrate. For instance, in one embodiment, the fabric substrate is a warp knitted fabric. According to the present invention, the fabric substrate is treated with a size composition according to a particular pattern. The fabric is then napped causing a nap to form on one side of the fabric where the size composition has not been applied. In this manner, a texturized pattern is formed into the fabric. After napping, the size composition can be removed from the fabric and the fabric can be dyed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Tietex International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Patent number: 6321574
    Abstract: A multi-color, knitted, sculpted, terry fabric is formed with two yarns on a circular double knitting machine having cylinder and dial needles by forming a ground layer by actuating the dial needles to engage both yarns, and by selectively actuating the cylinder needles to engage one or both yarns to form pile loops, or neither yarn to form no pile loops. The cylinder needles are opened upon actuation by operation of a latch opening mechanism that is moveable and biased towards an engaging position. The fabric may be held down as the cylinder needles actuate by a hold down bar. Multi-color, three-dimensional, non-repeating patterns may be formed in the fabric by using yarns of different color, and by selectively forming regions having no pile, pile loops of the first yarn, pile loops of the second yarn, and/or pile loops of both yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Domestic Fabrics Corporation
    Inventors: Ulrich Marker, Fred E. Hunneke
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20010010164
    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 2, 2001
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Inventor: Gerard Lucien Roger Ternon