Warp Patents (Class 66/195)
  • Patent number: 10493719
    Abstract: Provided is a laminated body, said laminated body being a laminated cloth the back surface of which has excellent properties against tangling and abrasion and good separability from the skin and which has a good texture and a favorable appearance and is comfortable to wear when made into clothing. The laminated cloth includes a front surface layer, a middle layer and a back surface layer, said layers being stacked one on another, wherein: the front surface layer comprises one member selected from the group consisting of a woven fabric, a knitted fabric and a non-woven fabric; the middle layer comprises a resin film or a non-woven fabric; and the back surface layer comprises a circular knitted fabric in which filament yarn of 60 dtex or less is used at least in part thereof and which is configured from knitting stitches and tack stitches, 9 to 72 said tack stitches being disposed per area of 12 wales×12 courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Nozaki, Satoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10077515
    Abstract: This is to provide a wrapping net which maintains the merits by wrapping with a wrapping net effective for conveying and storage, and, in which a removal operation of the wrapping net is easy, even when a residue of the wrapping net is migrated into a feed or a fermentation raw material, an effect on the livestock is a little or no trouble is caused in a fermentation apparatus. It comprises warp yarn groups aligned in parallel in a lengthwise direction of a knitted fabric form a plural number of independent chain stitches by continuous loops in the lengthwise direction thereof, respectively, and each loop of the independent chain stitches is connected to other loops of other independent chain stitches by weft to form a knitted fabric. In the knitted fabric, characteristic feature resides in that at least the weft comprises a cellulose-based fiber, and yarn strength of the warp is greater than yarn strength of the weft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MATSUYAMA KEORI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9744085
    Abstract: A fastening system comprising a nonwoven web material operable to fastenably engage a fastening component is disclosed. The nonwoven web material may comprising multicomponent fibers having a polyolefin component and a polyamide component, and a machine direction bias. The nonwoven web material may bear an impressed pattern of thermal bonds having an average frequency along any line that can be identified in the machine direction, of at least 0.5 bonds per cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Shrish Yashwant Rane, Mark James Kline, Fang Liu
  • Patent number: 9475257
    Abstract: This present application relates to a three dimensional negative Poisson's ratio spacer knitted fabric and a method for making the same; the fabric includes a first surface layer fabric, a second surface layer fabric, and a spacer yarn layer connecting the first surface layer fabric with the second surface layer fabric, both the first surface layer fabric and the second surface layer fabric are bi-dimensional structures having the negative Poisson's ratio effects; the method is to compress and/or stretch a three dimensional mesh spacer knitted base fabric along one or two plane directions to form a structures having the negative Poisson's ratio effects. The advantages of the present application include low making cost, simple operation method, significant negative Poisson's ratio effects, good elastic recovery, and high practical application value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL LIMITED
    Inventor: Hong Hu
  • Patent number: 9468824
    Abstract: An improved lacrosse mesh is made of polypropylene. Polypropylene fibers are among the lightest weight of all commercially produced plastic fibers. Typical polypropylene has a density of 0.9 g/cm3, much lower than that of polyester (1.38), cotton (1.54), or nylon (1.15). Additionally, polypropylene is known to outperform other dyeable fibers in low moisture absorption tests. Preferably a polypropylene-based material known as INNEGRA S is employed. It has a tenacity greater than 5 grams/denier, elongation prior to breakage of about 11%, density of 0.84 g/cm3, 93% of unprocessed polypropylene and a surface texture bearing striations that enhance its grippability to a degree desirable for use in netting for lacrosse mesh. The INNEGRA S material is much more difficult to stretch to any degree as compared to the more easily stretchable NYLON material and, as such, ideally maintains pocket shape in a wide variety of conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: James Miceli
  • Patent number: 9422649
    Abstract: A preparation method of a jacquard sandwich fabric with a surface inlaid with yarns in reverse is disclosed, employing double-needle bar sandwich warp knitting machine, comprising the following steps: 1) reversely inlaying yarns; 2) re-defining the basic stitch of the jacquard, designing two basic stitches; 3) designing patterns using color (16) and color (20) according to the actual fabric needs, and drawing; 4) directly raising a pattern through a jacquard guide bar; 5) converting the designed pattern into a graphic diagram, and continuously modifying the pattern through the graphic diagram; 6) after finishing the pattern design, producing the finished fabric product. The fabric only has two basic stitches, and when designing the jacquard pattern, only color (16) and color (20) are needed for drawing, thus reducing half of the basic stitch color and reducing at least half the design steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIAN HUAFENG NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huayu Fang, Huashan Fang, Tianyu Xu, Dehua Yang, Zhijian Fang, Tianyuan Li, Jiantong Wu, Daneshvar Kamran
  • Patent number: 9347158
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an elongate self-closing sleeve for protecting elongated members, said sleeve having internal and external opposite faces. Said sleeve comprises a warp knitted textile 1 having first 2 and second 3 longitudinal opposite free edges biased toward each other in order to define an internal space wherein said elongate members could be placed therein. Said warp knitted textile 1 comprises a first monofilament yarn 4 and a second monofilament yarn 5 both forming laying-in stitches extending in the same direction between said free edges on at least two wales 6 and a third yarn 12 forming chain stitches or tricot stitches, said first 4 and second 5 yarns being in plastic material(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: DELFINGEN FR-ANTEUIL, ASHEBORO ELASTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Anne-Sophie Cabouillet, Matthew Paul Welshans
  • Publication number: 20150128653
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric includes a set of non-elastomeric yarn of substantially the same type, fully threaded from a guide bar at the front side of the Tricot type warp knitting machine and knitted in a close 2×1 stitch pattern, and a set of elastomeric yarn of substantially the same type, fully threaded from a guide bar at the rear side of the Tricot type warp knitting machine and knitted in an open 1×1 pillar stitch pattern. The gripping and gummy characteristics on the technical face of the fabric composed of the non-elastomeric and elastomeric yarns are firmly accomplished and quantifiably exposed. A method of manufacturing the warp knitted fabric of this type is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Pacific Textiles Limited
    Inventor: Chun Wah Samuel YEUNG
  • Patent number: 8915101
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a warp knitted fabric manufacturing method capable of stably producing a warp knitted fabric wherein the longitudinal stretchability is 200%. To solve the problem, the invention is a warp knitted fabric manufacturing method that forms bands of a warp knitted structure with increased longitudinal stretchability by forming stitches with an elastic warp (2) while knitting in an elastic inserted yarn (3) in the warp direction and knitting in the weft (4) in the course direction, wherein: active feed means (30), which are obtained by placing a single follower roller (323) above two drive rollers (321, 322), are disposed on the respective paths of the warp (2) and the inserted yarn (3) to feed the warp (2) and the inserted yarn (3) to the warp knitting machine while increasing the respective elongation percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Takenaka Seni Co., Ltd., Koizumi Braid Inc., Iris Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8904829
    Abstract: A knitted fabric is disclosed, comprising a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer and a plurality of pliable threads having a predetermined length, the respective ends of the pliable threads being stitched to the first and second layers thereby connecting the first and second layers. Preferably the fabric also contains sacrificial yarn to tie in the pliable threads. Also disclosed is a method for knitting a fabric according to the invention. The fabric has uses in inflatable devices, including airbags, or lifting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Heathcoat Fabrics Limited
    Inventor: George Keitch
  • Publication number: 20140238084
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a stretch knitted fabric which exhibits an instantaneous temperature rise when stretched and which, by the repetition of stretching and relaxation, lastingly generates heat when stretched. A stretch knitted fabric which is composed of a non-elastic yarn and an elastic yarn, characterized in that the instantaneous temperature rise caused by heat generation at 100% warpwise and/or weftwise stretching is 1.0° C. or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Yoshida, Mayumi Notsu
  • Publication number: 20140230118
    Abstract: The invention addresses the problem of providing a warp knitted fabric manufacturing method capable of stably producing a warp knitted fabric wherein the longitudinal stretchability is 200%. To solve the problem, the invention is a warp knitted fabric manufacturing method that forms bands of a warp knitted structure with increased longitudinal stretchability by forming stitches with an elastic warp (2) while knitting in an elastic inserted yarn (3) in the warp direction and knitting in the weft (4) in the course direction, wherein: active feed means (30), which are obtained by placing a single follower roller (323) above two drive rollers (321, 322), are disposed on the respective paths of the warp (2) and the inserted yarn (3) to feed the warp (2) and the inserted yarn (3) to the warp knitting machine while increasing the respective elongation percentage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicants: TAKENAKA SENI CO., LTD., IRIS CO., LTD., KOIZUMI BRAID INC.
    Inventor: Satoru Koizumi
  • Patent number: 8772187
    Abstract: Auxetic fabric structures, of the sort which can be useful in conjunction with composite materials, and related methods of fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Samuel C. Ugbolue, Yong K. Kim, Steven B. Warner, Qinguo Fan, Chen-Lu Yang, Olena Kyzymchuk
  • Patent number: 8765253
    Abstract: An exercise mat can include a knit spacer fabric having a first ground fabric spaced apart from a second ground fabric in an uncompressed state. The exercise mat can be configured to be rolled up and compressed for storage and to expand into a planar spaced apart arrangement between the first and second ground fabrics for use. The knit spacer fabric can be formed from a plurality of knit polymeric threads and can include a first wall fabric extending between the first ground fabric and the second ground fabric. The first wall fabric can support the first ground fabric and the second ground fabric in a compressible spaced-apart configuration. The spacer fabric can include a traction-enhancing coating at an outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia L. Smaldone, Amy Lyttle
  • Patent number: 8747593
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fluid-filled chamber may include obtaining a spacer textile material a stabilization structure. A tensile member is removed from an area of the spacer textile material where the stabilizing structure is absent. The tensile member is located between a first polymer element and a second polymer element. Additionally, (a) the first layer is bonded to the first polymer element, (b) the second layer is bonded to the second polymer element, and (c) the first polymer element and the second polymer element are bonded together around a periphery of the tensile member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirvan L. Chao, Klaas P. Hazenberg
  • 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: 20130298612
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric to be used for an epidermis material to avoid stickiness and dampness due to sweating when one is seated for a long time, and which is light-weight and provides superior functionality; has a denbigh stitch texture or a cord stitch texture formed by supplying a base yarn by a front guide bar of a warp knitting machine having at least two guide bars, supplying an insertion yarn by a guide bar rearward of the front guide bar to knit an insertion texture, and knitting the insertion yarn underlapping the insertion yarn in the same direction and by an amount corresponding to the same number of needles as the underlapping of the base yarn supplied by the front guide bar, whereby the insertion yarn is exposed at a sinker-loop-side surface of a warp knitted fabric intermittently in a warp direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoichi Yuikawa, Isao Honda, Fumio Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 8468853
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Southern Weaving Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Shepley, Jr., William J. Powers
  • Patent number: 8448476
    Abstract: Provided are warp knitting fabrics having a ground organization expressing various design patterns. The warp knitting fabrics comprise: a ground organization formed with warps knitted into a loop shape; and a pattern organization knitted on the ground organization, wherein the ground organization includes two or more unit designs continuously arranged in a transverse direction of the ground organization, each of the unit designs comprises two or more unit organizations arranged in a longitudinal direction of the ground organization, each of the unit organizations comprising a specific loop shape of a network structure formed by a chain of a specific chain number group comprising an array of a plurality of chain numbers, and each of the unit organizations has a different loop shape of a network structure from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Il-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 8448475
    Abstract: The skin material for an interior material, formed of a three-dimensional warp knitted fabric includes: front and back ground parts, each of which is formed with knitting yarns guided by at least two guide bars and has at least two knitting patterns, and connecting yarns that connect the front and back ground parts, wherein: the front ground part has a cord stitch pattern and another knitting pattern; a sum of a number of loops of the cord stitch pattern and a number of loops of the another knitting pattern is smaller than a sum of numbers of loops of the at least two knitting pattern forming the back ground part; and a ratio of the number of loops of the another knitting pattern with respect to the number of loops of the cord stitch pattern is from 20 to 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Akao, Fumio Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 8434333
    Abstract: A knit fabric, protective sleeve and glove constructed therefrom has three knit layers knit constructed and knit to one another in a single knitting operation to provide the fabric as a single piece of knit material. The fabric includes an outer layer, an inner layer and an intermediate layer sandwiched between the outer and inner layers. The outer layer is knit with a first yarn, the inner layer is knit with a second yarn and the intermediate layer is knit with a third yarn in looped fashion about at least some of the first and second yarns to provide an integrally knit structure having three layers knit stitched together in a single knitting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Philip E. Marks, Linwood Ludy
  • Patent number: 8418508
    Abstract: Isoelastic porous meshes useful in hernia repair have pores that remain open under physiological loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Julie Lecuivre, Karine Trogneux
  • Patent number: 8322168
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a warp-knit fabric and methods of constructing the fabric. The fabric includes a plurality of walewise stitch-loop chains and a weftwise elastomeric thread running in successive courses and held in place by the stitch-loop chains. The fabric may include border segments that have filling yarn disposed weftwise across the stitch-loop chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Steve Young Wall, Roger Tornero
  • Publication number: 20120297840
    Abstract: A warp knitted fabric includes a non-elastic filament yarns threaded from a first guide bar and knitted in a 1×2 open Koper stitch pattern, and an elastic yarns threaded from a second guide bar and knitted in a 1×1 closed pillar stitch pattern. The elasticity of the knitted fabric composed of the elastic and non-elastic filament yarns are substantially the same in both longitudinal and transverse directions. A method of manufacturing the warp knitted fabric is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Chun Wah Samuel YEUNG
  • Publication number: 20120291495
    Abstract: Provided are warp knitting fabrics having a ground organization expressing various design patterns. The warp knitting fabrics comprise: a ground organization formed with warps knitted into a loop shape; and a pattern organization knitted on the ground organization, wherein two or more unit designs continuously arranged in the transverse direction in the ground organization, each of the unit designs comprises two or more unit organizations arranged in the longitudinal direction, the unit organizations comprising a specific shape of a network formed by a chain of a specific chain number group comprising an array of a plurality of chain numbers, and the unit organizations have a different shape of a network formed by a chain of a different chain number group from one another, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Il-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 8300044
    Abstract: A knitting structure model generation program, apparatus and method are provided to generate a three-dimensional model of a warp knit to reproduce a realistic knitting structure. An initial model generation portion (160) generates in a virtual three-dimensional space an initial model of a warp knit representing one column of yarn path in a warp direction and array information representing an array position in a weft direction of one column of yarn path. A position correction portion (170) sets mass points of a yarn on the yarn path, generates a dynamic model of the warp knit by connecting the mass points, and corrects the position of each mass point. A three-dimensional model generation portion (180) forms a surface expressing a yarn surface on a yarn path represented by the edge connected to the mass points whose positions are corrected, and thereby generates a three-dimensional model of the warp knit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Tsusho Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Furukawa, Takayuki Arai, Yasuharu Kase, Kiyoshi Kawarazaki
  • Patent number: 8286451
    Abstract: A spacer textile, particularly knitted spacer textile, has two cover plies spaced apart from one another, and spacer threads that connect the cover plies with one another. The cover plies are formed from a main thread system and a further thread system, forming courses that follow one another in the production direction. According to the invention, a first course is formed at least by the main thread system, and a second courses is formed by the further thread system. The thread or threads of the main thread system is/are guided without forming stitches, in the production direction, in the second course, and the cover plies have a lower tear strength there, when pulled in the production direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Textil GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Mueller, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 8181491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic open knit fabric (10) made as a single piece, based on an arrangement consisting of several sets of yarns of a biocompatible polymer material, comprising, continuously in the direction of production of the knit, a central strip (11) and two lateral strips (12), one on each side of the central strip, characterized in that it comprises one or more set(s) of pillar stitch yarns defining a pillar stitch pattern, the said one or more set(s) of pillar stitch yarns extending across the entire width of the central strip (11) and of the lateral strips (12) and together forming a first threading across the width of the central strip and a second threading across the width of the lateral strips, the said first and second threading being different, and at least two partial weft stitching sets. The present invention also relates to a method of producing such a knit fabric and to an implant for supporting prolapses obtained from such a knit fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Sofradim Production
    Inventors: Alfredo Meneghin, Michel Therin, Linda Spinnler, Julie Lecuivre
  • Publication number: 20120055202
    Abstract: A spacer textile, particularly knitted spacer textile, has two cover plies spaced apart from one another, and spacer threads that connect the cover plies with one another. The cover plies are formed from a main thread system and a further thread system, forming courses that follow one another in the production direction. According to the invention, a first course is formed at least by the main thread system, and a second courses is formed by the further thread system. The thread or threads of the main thread system is/are guided without forming stitches, in the production direction, in the second course, and the cover plies have a lower tear strength there, when pulled in the production direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: Mueller Textil GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Mueller, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 8124175
    Abstract: This 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: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Yong Ku Kim, Armand Francis Lewis
  • Patent number: 8056373
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a light-transmitting sheet material capable of transmitting sufficient amount of light and providing high blinding effect. A sheet material (1) includes a front fabric (2), a back fabric (3), and light-shielding layers (4), and is shaped such that the front fabric (2) and the back fabric (3) are held with a predetermined distance therebetween by fixing entire constituent yarns by resin treatment. The front fabric (2) and the back fabric (3) are formed into a planar shape by arranging stitch rows of chain stitches, knitted in a warp direction, in a weft direction at a predetermined interval and by knitting an insertion yarn alternately in adjoining stitch rows by a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kazuma, Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kuniharu Kazuma
  • Patent number: 8051684
    Abstract: A knitted tulle is disclosed, the tulle comprising a plurality of wales, each with a pillar stitch and at least two pairs of weft threads, each pair of weft threads interconnecting and tying-in at least four wales. Also disclosed is a method of knitting the tulle, preferably using a Raschel machine and an embroidered fabric comprising the tulle. The tulle according to the invention is robust and even and has properties similar to bobbinet tulle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Heathcoat Fabrics Limited
    Inventor: George Keitch
  • Publication number: 20110247370
    Abstract: The skin material for an interior material, formed of a three-dimensional warp knitted fabric includes: front and back ground parts, each of which is formed with knitting yarns guided by at least two guide bars and has at least two knitting patterns, and connecting yarns that connect the front and back ground parts, wherein: the front ground part has a cord stitch pattern and another knitting pattern; a sum of a number of loops of the cord stitch pattern and a number of loops of the another knitting pattern is smaller than a sum of numbers of loops of the at least two knitting pattern forming the back ground part; and a ratio of the number of loops of the another knitting pattern with respect to the number of loops of the cord stitch pattern is from 20 to 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Yuji AKAO, Fumio Shirasaki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110224703
    Abstract: A knitted scaffold comprising at least two silk yarns in a knit direction and a yarn member diagonal to the knit direction to thereby provide a knitted fabric or mesh for surgical use that can retain its shape and/or resist collapse when opposing forces are applied at an angle from the knit direction. The knitted scaffold may include at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging each other to define a plurality of nodes. The at least two yarns can include a first yarn and a second yarn extending between and forming loops about two nodes. The second yarn has a higher tension at the two nodes than the first yarn. The second yarn substantially prevents the first yarn from moving at the two nodes and substantially prevents the knitted mesh from unraveling at the nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventor: Enrico Mortarino
  • 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: 7921678
    Abstract: A compressible resilient fabric can include a ground layer of knitted yarn, and a loop layer comprising a plurality of loops of yarn, each loop having a point knit into the ground layer. The fabric can be compressible from an non-compressed configuration, in which each loop has an apex extending substantially perpendicularly outward from the ground layer, into a compressed configuration, in which each loop is collapsed onto the ground layer. The fabric can further be resilient so as to substantially resume the non-compressed configuration when compression is relieved. The loop layer yarn can include a multifilament yarn having a high denier per filament ratio. The ground layer yarn can include a yarn shrinkable substantially more than the loop layer yarn. The loops can be densely knit so as to support the extension of the loops outward from the ground layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Atex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Booz Norris, Martin Monestere, Jr., Brian L. McMurray
  • Patent number: 7913520
    Abstract: In a structure of a spacer fabric and a thickness-controlled knitting method for producing the same are disclosed, the method includes knitting a yarn into a three laminated layer fabric, and the three laminated layer fabric includes a top layer, a middle layer and a bottom layer, wherein the middle layer has one end connected with the top layer and the other end connected with the bottom layer; and the spacer fabric has its thickness determined by a length and a knitted angle of the yarn of the middle layer; when in the knitting process, the length of each yarn of the middle layer is gradually decreased/increased and the knitted angle of each yarn of the middle layer is varied, thereby gradually increasing or decreasing the thickness of the spacer fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Li Cheng Enterprise Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shun-Chang Chen, Yu-Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 7905118
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of fabricating textile, comprising the steps of preparing a first plurality of cotton yarns, preparing a second plurality of non-cotton yarns, said first plurality of cotton yarns and said second plurality of non-cotton yarn forming warp threads of a fabric blank, warp knitting said fabric blank, characterized in that a proportion of cotton yarns is at least 65% by weight; and is characterized by forming a border of said fabric blank by intermeshing at least part of said first plurality of cotton yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Penn Textile Soultions, GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Regenstein, Nadja Svidskaia
  • Publication number: 20110056248
    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-Y4a 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: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: WACOAL CORP.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Suzuki, Ryuzo Suzuki, Yuko Sumitomo, Sachie Nakase
  • 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: 7827829
    Abstract: An elastic fabric useable for covering pillows, seats, mattresses and the like is disclosed. The fabric is formed from elastic yarns having a breaking elongation greater than 60%, a rate of elastic recovery after 15% elongation of more than 90% and a stress at 10% elongation greater than 150 N/5 cm and less than 600 N/5 cm oriented in a direction parallel to the elastic yarn, and a rate of hysteresis loss between 20% and 45%. The fabric may be woven or knitted and provides a stable, comfortable feeling for sitting or reclining and deforms when supporting weight but returns readily to its undeformed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kawashimaorimono Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoki Fujikawa
  • Publication number: 20100266831
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Angela Durie, Bruno Jaspaert, Dirk Tytgat
  • Patent number: 7797967
    Abstract: A warp knitting fabric, excellent in a dimension stability and a shape stability or the like and preferably used for underpants or panty, or a shirt or the like, including: tube-shaped fabric parts that form articles in a predetermined pattern; marginal fabric portions that are knitted simultaneously with said fabric parts, and to be eventually cut therefrom; and bridging portions formed by knitting at a predetermined interval in wale direction, each of which connects a fringe of said fabric part onto the marginal fabric portion contiguous to the fringe; and wherein the bridging portions are formed by knitting to have a dimension of 2-20 courses in the wale direction, at an interval of 2-50 courses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumio Shirasaki, Koichi Oida
  • Publication number: 20100229605
    Abstract: A knitted tulle is disclosed, the tulle comprising a plurality of wales, each with a pillar stitch and at least two pairs of weft threads, each pair of weft threads interconnecting and tying-in at least four wales. Also disclosed is a method of knitting the tulle, preferably using a Raschel machine and an embroidered fabric comprising the tulle. The tulle according to the invention is robust and even and has properties similar to bobbinet tulle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: HEATHCOAT FABRICS LIMITED
    Inventor: George Keitch
  • Patent number: 7788952
    Abstract: The invention provides a fabric (10) comprising a porous layer (15) that is porous in the direction along the layer, the porous layer including fibers (16) extending across the layer, whereby, in use, fluid (A) is arranged to be driven along the porous layer in the general extent of the layer. The fabric allows heat from a body in contact with the fabric to be carried along the porous layer, thereby efficiently cooling the body. The invention also provides articles comprising the fabric, such as clothing. Advantageously, the fabric is lightweight, flexible and non-bulky, and provides efficient cooling of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Mary Elizabeth Morrison
  • Patent number: 7779654
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Otto Bock HealthCare IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernard Garus
  • Publication number: 20100192638
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a warp-knit fabric and methods of constructing the fabric. The fabric includes a plurality of walewise stitch-loop chains and a weftwise elastomeric thread running in successive courses and held in place by the stitch-loop chains. The fabric may include border segments that have filling yarn disposed weftwise across the stitch-loop chains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: L & P PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: STEVE YOUNG WALL, ROGER TORNERO
  • Patent number: 7739887
    Abstract: A woven band for a zipper is provided. The woven band is made by a double needle bar raschel knitting machine and has a predetermined length in a warp direction. The woven band includes a convex portion formed on one side thereof for joining to a zipper and a band portion connected to the convex portion. As the convex portion has large thickness and high strength, the joint strength of the convex portion and the zipper is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Da-An Hung