Multi-ply Patents (Class 66/196)
  • Patent number: 10943985
    Abstract: A cover member for a robot used in a painting process includes an inner knitted substructure, an outer knitted substructure and a spacer yarn positioned between and secured to the inner and outer knitted substructures. The cover member has stretchability, compressibility and resiliency similar to conventional resilient foam materials while at the same time providing characteristics for absorbing paint to substantially reduce paint dripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TD INDUSTRIAL COVERINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark D'Andreta
  • Patent number: 10883205
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a first knitted fabric layer defining an outer surface and a second knitted fabric layer defining an inner surface. The inner surface is opposite the outer surface. The vehicle seat further includes a knitted spacer fabric interconnecting the first knitted fabric layer and the second knitted fabric layer. The knitted spacer fabric resiliently biases the first knitted fabric layer and the second knitted fabric layer away from one another. The knitted spacer fabric is configured to buckle when a seated occupant exerts an occupant load on the vehicle seat. The first knitted fabric layer is more elastic than the second knitted fabric layer to conform to the seated occupant when the seated occupant exerts the occupant load on the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Alexander, Nilesh D. Mankame, Wonhee M. Kim, Nancy L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10822729
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a knitted component comprising a course with a plurality of loops. An inlaid strand formed of a second yarn may be included in the knitted component. A first portion of the course may be formed with a first yarn and a second portion of the course may be formed with the second yarn. The inlaid strand may be inlaid within the first portion of the course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Bruce Huffa
  • Patent number: 10781541
    Abstract: A smart textile solution to facilitate permanent and long time staying in wheelchairs, chairs and on beds of chronically ill, less mobile and immobile patients especially in the elderly care, nursery care, rehabilitation and homecare in the embodiment of a textile based stretchable stay and transfer layer which can cover mattresses and cushions. Technical solutions within the invention are provided to guarantee a dry skin and to control the temperature thereof, the so called control of the micro climate, to lower and evenly distribute pressures and shear forces, and moreover to enable an easy low friction movement of patients in bed or in sitting positions, and to enable transfers into the bed and transfers out of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SENSE TEXTILE B.V.
    Inventors: Gregorius Goijarts, Stephanus Schilthuizen
  • Patent number: 10577726
    Abstract: A biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric, a cross section of the knitted fabric includes a front side of cross section made of wool short fiber yarns, an intermediate connection layer of cross section capable of transferring moisture and a rear side of cross section made of antibacterial filaments; the intermediate connection layer of cross section is made of filament yarns having a special shape capable of being inserted into the front side of cross section and the rear side of cross section so that the front side of cross section is connected with the rear side of cross section. The biodegradable antibacterial knitted fabric proposed by the present application has a long time significant antibacterial effect by adopting a cross section structure with three layers and antibacterial material, and does not contain any antimicrobials and metal ions, and has the advantages of low cost, easy manufacturing and long lasting antibacterial effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoming Tao, Shirui Liu, Lijuan Liang, Xinxin Huang
  • Patent number: 10179960
    Abstract: An upper-torso garment includes a chest-covering portion. The chest-covering portion includes a knit textile region having a tubular-jacquard knit structure. The tubular-jacquard knit structure includes a number of interlocking cross overs in which a first yarn strand transfers from the front bed to the back bed and a second yarn strand transfers from the back bed to the front bed, and in which the yarn strands transfer back over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Josue Diaz, Virginia Meckley, Paul R. Montgomery, Nicole Rendone, Andrea J. Staub
  • Patent number: 9636637
    Abstract: A permeate carrier fabric includes at least some monofilament synthetic yarns to provide adequate stiffness and reduce blockage of permeate flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Glen Raven, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Earhart, Monty Hodges
  • Publication number: 20150075031
    Abstract: An article of footwear including an upper incorporating a knitted component having one or more monofilament areas is described. Monofilament areas are formed by knitting with a monofilament strand. The monofilament areas are formed of unitary knit construction with the remaining portions of the knitted component. An inlaid tensile element can extend through the knitted component, including portions of the monofilament areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Podhajny, Bruce Huffa
  • Patent number: 8919347
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for placement on a support surface between the support surface and a living being, wherein the living being has a bony prominence. The apparatus includes a first zone having a first coefficient of friction, the first zone being configured for positioning proximate the bony prominence. A second zone is adjacent the first zone, the second zone having a second coefficient of friction higher than the first coefficient of friction. The second zone is configured for positioning remote from the bony prominence. A method of preventing or healing decubitus ulcers includes positioning the bony prominence over the first zone and positioning an area remote from the bony prominence over the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Martin Carlson, Mark J. Payette, Mark N. Manzella
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 8703631
    Abstract: A fire barrier fabric further comprising a multilayer fabric having at least two layers, including an outside layer and a fire barrier layer; wherein the fire barrier layer provides flame-retardant and/or flame-resistant properties to the entire fabric without requiring fabric coatings or treatments to provide any contribution to flame retardance or resistance, wherein additional layers may include a filler layer, and wherein the fabric is applied to articles, such as upholstered articles and mattresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Murtzco, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald M. Sytz
  • Patent number: 8685869
    Abstract: A knitted textile fabric for use in safety apparel, comprising a first yarn containing modacrylic fibers and a second yarn containing apparel, preferably cellulosic, fibers. The first and second yarns are interknitted with one another, e.g., in plated or bi-ply, relationship with the modacrylic yarn disposed predominantly at an outer face of the fabric for imparting flame resistant properties and an affinity for high visibility dyes and with the cellulosic yarn disposed predominantly at the opposite face of the fabric for imparting a hand suitable for comfortable body contact with a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Textiles, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael N. Byles, John N. Wasylyk
  • Patent number: 8646459
    Abstract: A device for reducing friction between a portion of skin of a living being and an object adjoining that portion includes two layers of tricot fabric. Each layer has a shiny side and the shiny sides of the two layers of fabric face each other. Each layer of fabric has a machine direction M, and the layers of fabric are positioned such that the machine direction M of one layer is perpendicular to the other layer. A garment includes a low friction zone and a higher friction zone adjacent the low friction zone, the higher friction zone comprising a material different from a material of the low friction zone. The low friction zone comprises two layers of fabric with their shiny sides, facing each other and their machine directions M oriented perpendicularly. Also described is a method of preventing or treating a skin wound comprising clothing a living being in a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Martin Carlson, Mark J. Payette
  • Publication number: 20140000319
    Abstract: The invention relates to spacer fabric comprising a first and a second generally planar knitted layer (1, 2) that are attached to each other by spacer threads (3), wherein the spacer threads (3) in the first knitted layer (1) form stitches by an intertwining of threads. According to the invention, the spacer threads (3) on the second generally planar knitted layer (2) do not form stitches, wherein the spacer threads (3) are interlaced there only as an inlay. The object of the invention is also a motor vehicle interior furnishing item that includes this spacer fabric as cover material. The spacer fabric is disposed in such a way that the second generally planar knitted layer (2) forms the exposed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan MUELLER, Frank MUELLER
  • Publication number: 20140005616
    Abstract: Single layer and multi-layer anti-microbial wound care fabrics, gloves, sleeves, anklets, socks, finger cots, masks, and similar wound care articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: JEFFREY MORELAND, ROGER EUGENE HUCKFELDT, DION ROSS, ERIC THOMPSON, JAMIE ASHWORTH, MICHAEL ZEDALIS, ANTHONY B. LOPEZ
  • Publication number: 20130295812
    Abstract: A knit fabric having a modified knit structure comprising a first layer of jersey knit fabric and a second layer of jersey knit fabric, wherein the first and second layers of jersey knit fabric are joined to each other by a third layer of tuck stitches, and wherein the first and second jersey stitch layers include at least one continuous strand of bare rubber and a plurality of continuous strands selected from the group consisting of continuous strands of bare rubber and continuous strands of non-elastic yarn, and the third layer of tuck stitches are made of continuous strands of non-elastic yarn, knit together into the fabric so as to hold the first and second jersey stitch layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: David E. Lee
  • Publication number: 20130269395
    Abstract: A touch-fastening anti-skidding material includes a knitted foundation layer and a plurality of synthetic yarns that is secured together by being collectively knitted in the foundation layer. The foundation layer is formed by knitting of pliable base yarns and synthetic yarns. The synthetic yarns are knitted in U-shaped loops and the base yarns are knitted between adjacent strands of the knitted synthetic yarns to make a large area cloth. The cloth may be in a planar form without hollow opening sections or it includes open sections to facilitate air permeability. The loops of the synthetic yarns have legs extending beyond the foundation layer by a predetermined length and the synthetic yarns show rigidity strength, whereby a flexible, resilient, light-weighted, and low-cost touch-fastening anti-skidding material is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: FORMOSA SAINT JOSE CORP.
    Inventor: FORMOSA SAINT JOSE CORP.
  • Patent number: 8518840
    Abstract: A synthetic resin leather has a substrate and a synthetic resin layer attached to the substrate. The substrate is a both sides cross-knitted fabric and is prepared by cross-knitting a first yarn with 10 to 40 in count including single spun or mixed spun fibers made of rayon, cotton, polyester, nylon, acryl, or urethane and a second yarn with 50 to 300 in denier including crimpy long fiber filaments, thermoplastic elastomer long fiber filaments or polyurethane long fiber filaments; and knitting the both-sided cross-knitted fabric so loops made of the first yarn and loops made of the second yarn are formed on the front and rear sides of the substrate and are in alternating positions on the front side as compared to the rear side; and, on each side of the substrate, loops of the first and second yarns are formed in alternating positions in longitudinal and transverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Hatori, Shin Nakaya, Akira Nagata, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kazuomi Ishimaru, Yoshiaki Hirai, Yasuki Kamo
  • Publication number: 20130087462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spacer textile (1) including a top textile (2), a bottom textile (3) and a spacer layer (5), wherein the top textile (2) and the bottom textile (3) are connected together by the spacer layer (5). The top textile (2), the bottom textile (3) and the spacer layer (5) are monofilament fibers from inert fluorocarbons. The invention relates additionally to the use of the spacer textile (1) according to the invention as at least in part sheathing of an electrode (13, 14) in an electroplating bath (11), as a lining of operating, bearing and/or transport surfaces (31), or as filter or support material in chemically aggressive media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Hendrik Rabe, Richard Zimmermann, Martin Olesch, Joerg Zschetzsche, Katerina Machova
  • Publication number: 20130045651
    Abstract: This invention provides a three-dimensional (3D) multifunctional knitted fabric structure comprising two independent layers (1 and 3) connected by cross-threads (2) being able to be applied as absorbency structure in medium incontinence men's reusable underwear. The structure is produced in a single step using weft-knitting technology and designed to perform several functions in a single fabric. The inner layer (1), to be in contact with human body, is responsible to transport liquid, urine and perspiration from the human body to the outer layer (3), through the cross-threads (2), keeping dry the human skin. Cross-threads (2) are responsible to keep apart both independent layers and to transport liquid from the inner layer (1) to the outer layer (2). The outer layer (3) is responsible to absorb the liquid and, at same time, to control the odor and microorganisms proliferation generated by the urine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: IMPETUS PORTUGAL - TEXTEIS SA
    Inventors: Raul Manuel Esteves De Sousa Fangueiro, Hélder Filipe Da Cunha Soutinho, Alberto Queiroga Figueiredo, Carla Marina Araújo Pires
  • Patent number: 8133824
    Abstract: Fabrics and garments may include “dimensionalized” structures. The fabric may be “dimensionalized” by integrally forming a plurality of self-standing fabric surface modifying elements in the fabric material to thereby provide a fabric contact level different from (and/or reduced in surface area as compared to) the fabric base level. Garments may include this “dimensionalized” material, e.g., positioned at various locations to promote better evaporative cooling of the body or heat retention, such as along the wearer's spine, sides, and/or other locations that release substantial heat. The “dimensionalizing” structure may be formed in the material, for example, by molding, rolling, embossing, calendering, stretching, crimping, pressing, heating, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Louis Harber
  • 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: 8065894
    Abstract: A double knit fabric which does not require hemming treatment even when it is cut into a desired shape and does not give any damage on handling to the fabric when an user wears it, and which can suppress generation of run or curling. A double knit fabric having a superior run and curling generation preventing ability, is made by a knitting process utilizing a non-elastic yarn and an elastic yarn having thermal deformation starting temperature being 150° C. to 190° C., with a plating stitch so that the non elastic yarn is arranged on both external surfaces thereof, while the elastic yarn is arranged on both inner surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Yanagi, Hidenori Tsujikawa, Kiyotake Kishimoto
  • 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
  • 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: 7984627
    Abstract: A method for making a life vest includes making first and second double-knitted fabrics from an artificial filament. Each of the first and second double-knitted fabrics includes inner and outer cloth layers. The first and second double-knitted fabrics are dyed. Then, the inner cloth layer of each of the first and second double-knitted fabrics is processed to form a brush structure on the inner cloth layer. The brush structure and the inner and outer layers of each of the first and second double-knitted fabrics undergo a heat-setting process so that the sizes of the brush structure and the inner and outer layers of each of the first and second double-knitted fabrics are stabilized. The first and second double-knitted fabrics are cut and sewn so that the outer cloth layers face outward and that the inner cloth layers face each other. A buoyant material is filled between a receiving space defined between the inner cloth layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Trueway Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Mao Huang, Ming-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 7937973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a weft-knitted tubular spacer fabric for use in orthopaedic products comprising a first outer layer, a second outer layer, and an intermediate spacer layer integrated with said first and second outer layers, said tube having a length. According to invention the spacer fabric is knitted in a tubular form with a circumference less than 1000 mm, said tubular spacer fabric not being cut open in its length direction, thereby conforming seamlessly to a body part or limb of a wearer. Hereby, a tubular spacer fabric is obtained which most expediently conforms seamlessly to a body part or limb of a wearer. This has the advantage that the seamless tubular spacer fabric may be used directly as a wrap, a bandage, a support or may be used as liner under casting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Tytex A/S
    Inventors: Bettina B. Sorensen, Samantha J. Garvey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110070790
    Abstract: In a structure of spacer fabric surface layer and a reinforced knitting method of producing the structure, the method includes a surface mesh layer, a middle support layer and a bottom fabric layer; wherein the surface mesh layer is consisted of a plurality of main segments and extending segments, each main segment is formed by lapping two loop strings, and each extending segment includes one single loop string, the loop string is formed by stringing a plurality of loops; when in the knitting process, moving the yarn of the middle support layer up and down between the surface mesh layer and the bottom fabric layer to let the yarn of the middle support layer connect with the main segment of the surface mesh layer at one end and connect with the bottom fabric layer at the other end, therefore, the yarn of the middle support layer laps with the extending segment when it moves to the extending segment to reinforce the extending segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Chang-Ching Liu, Li-Chung Ting
  • 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: 7849715
    Abstract: A fabric having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface and an intermediate surface between the first surface and the second surface is provided. At least one of the first surface and the second surface is knitted with at least one elasticized yarn at at least one predetermined zone to provide a selected zone of elasticity to at least one of the first surface or the second surface of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Frederick Starbuck, Joanne Kaye
  • Publication number: 20100229606
    Abstract: A three-dimensional knit fabric comprising two knit layers consisting of a front layer and a back layer and monofilament yarns connecting the two knit layers, characterized in that the three-dimensional knit fabric has a thickness of 5 to 25 mm, the fabric undergoes a compression load of 100 to 250 N for compressive deformation of 2.6 mm on a 100-mm diameter compression plate, and the front and back knit layers undergo a shearing stress of 15 to 35 N to be shifted by 5 mm in parallel to each other in transverse opposite directions (directions along the course line).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Hideo Ikenaga, Yukihito Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7788953
    Abstract: A double face, weft-knit textile garment. The garment includes: a first face having a printed portion; and a second face having a printed portion, wherein the fabric density of the fabric forming the garment is greater than about 5 oz. per square yard, thereby substantially preventing grin through from at least one printed portion to the opposite face. In one embodiment of the invention, a plurality of openings are formed in both faces for breathability. In addition, the garment may further include at least one body anchor for facilitating attachment of the garment to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: McMurray Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. McMurray, Robert Thomas Spillane, Harold Frederick Kegley
  • 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: 20100175430
    Abstract: A knit fabric having a modified knit structure, having a front layer of knit fabric and a back layer of knit fabric, wherein the front layer and back layer are joined together by rows of tuck stitches formed from a yarn having no more than 3% elongation and wherein the knit fabric is puncture resistant, and optionally cut and/or abrasion resistant, and a protective garment made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Nathaniel H. KOLMES
    Inventors: Alejandro Garcia, Walter Schulein, Matthew Kolmes
  • Publication number: 20100139327
    Abstract: A net is made from a multi-layer film which is used to produce at least two layers of synthetic yarns that are unified by application of a thermal process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Antonios Karatzis
  • Publication number: 20100132896
    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: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Kazuma Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuniharu Kazuma
  • Patent number: 7707857
    Abstract: A double face, weft-knit textile garment. The garment includes: a first face having a printed portion; and a second face having a printed portion, wherein the fabric density of the fabric forming the garment is greater than about 5 oz. per square yard, thereby substantially preventing grin through from at least one printed portion to the opposite face. In one embodiment of the invention, a plurality of openings are formed in both faces for breathability. In addition, the garment may further include at least one body anchor for facilitating attachment of the garment to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: McMurray Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. McMurray, Robert Thomas Spillane, Harold F. Kegley
  • Patent number: 7696110
    Abstract: A sheet material for a seat characterized in that the stress at 5% elongation (A) is from 40 to 300 N/4 cm width wherein A is a larger value between a stress measured in the longitudinal direction and a stress measured in the lateral direction, that the ratio A/B is from 1.5 to 15.0 wherein B is the smaller value obtained in the above measurement, and that the reduction in width (H) is from 0 to 15% when the sheet material is fixed on a frame at the one end and the opposite end while stretched and pressured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihito Taniguchi, Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20100058812
    Abstract: A knit fabric having a modified knit structure, having a front layer of knit fabric and a back layer of knit fabric, wherein the front layer and back layer are joined together by rows of tuck stitches formed from a yarn having no more than 3% elongation and wherein the knit fabric is puncture resistant, and optionally cut and/or abrasion resistant, and a protective garment made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: SUPREME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Walter SCHULEIN, Eddy Park, Fred Driver, Nathaniel Kolmes, Glenn Fisher
  • Patent number: 7658087
    Abstract: A double face, weft-knit textile article is shown and described. The article comprises a first fabric face and a second fabric face integrally constructed with a heat-set elastic yarn. The fabric has a fabric weight of less than about 5 oz. per square yard and is constructed to substantially reduce grin-through or transparency. In addition, the article may be a garment and may further include at least one body anchor for facilitating attachment of the garment to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: McMurray Fabrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. McMurray, Robert T. Spillane
  • Patent number: 7611999
    Abstract: A breathable, stretchable, and heat-moldable multi-layer weft knit spacer fabric having a substantially decorative first layer and a spaced less decorative second layer. Also, a method of integrally knitting the multi-layer knitted fabric on a circular weft knit machine is also described. Articles of the manufacture comprising the fabric are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Brian McMurray
  • Publication number: 20090223253
    Abstract: A circular knitted fabric for the manufacture of a garment includes a first portion formed of a low melting point yam and a first yarn, and a continuing second portion formed of the low melting point yarn and a second yarn. The second portion has an elastane content greater than that of the first portion. The low melting point yarn fuses with the first and second yams after heating to a temperature sufficient to melt the low melting point yarn only. The fabric, after finishing, is adapted to be cut into a garment in such a way that the first portion becomes a body of the garment, and the second portion becomes an integral elastic band-like selvedge of the garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Chi Leung Chung, King Hung Ko, Ka Chun Wan
  • Patent number: 7553782
    Abstract: A knitted textile fabric for use in safety apparel, comprising a first yarn containing modacrylic fibers and a second yarn containing cellulosic fibers. The first and second yarns are intimately interknitted with one another in plated relationship with the modacrylic yarn disposed predominantly at an outer face of the fabric for imparting flame resistant properties and an affinity for high visibility dyes and with the cellulosic yarn disposed predominantly at the opposite face of the fabric for imparting a hand suitable for comfortable body contact with a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative Textiles, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael N. Byles, John N. Wasylyk
  • 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: 7536879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for knitting a double jersey knit fabric (11) on a double jacquard, double jersey circular knitting machine, the double jersey knit fabric (11) having a design consisting of more than 12 needles, wherein the knitting machine comprises a cylinder (C) and a dial (D) provided with needles each separately driven by an electronical pattern controlling mechanism, wherein the needles of the cylinder (C) are provided for knitting the front (F) of the fabric (11), and the needles of the dial (D) are provided for knitting the back (B) of the fabric, and wherein the front (F) of the fabric (11) comprises at least one area of blister fabric (5), wherein a non-reversible single-sided designed knit fabric (11) is knitted having a desired design at the front of the fabric (11) and a technical design at the back of the fabric (11), wherein this technical design is created by knitting or tucking one or more of the yarns (7, 8, 9 and/or 10) that are used for forming the blister fabric (6) with
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Lava bvba
    Inventor: Johan Vanwelden
  • Publication number: 20090126413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a weft-knitted tubular spacer fabric for use in orthopaedic products comprising a first outer layer, a second outer layer, and an intermediate spacer layer integrated with said first and second outer layers, said tube having a length. According to invention the spacer fabric is knitted in a tubular form with a circumference less than 1000 mm, said tubular spacer fabric not being cut open in its length direction, thereby conforming seamlessly to a body part or limb of a wearer. Hereby, a tubular spacer fabric is obtained which most expediently conforms seamlessly to a body part or limb of a wearer. This has the advantage that the seamless tubular spacer fabric may be used directly as a wrap, a bandage, a support or may be used as liner under casting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Tytex A/S
    Inventors: Bettina B. Sorensen, Samantha J. Garvey