Materials Patents (Class 66/202)
  • Patent number: 11098422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming a barbed suture (10) comprising: a) producing a knit by knitting together i) a set of chain stitch yarns (1) producing chain stitches and ii) a set of monofilament weft yarns completing weft stitches with at least one of said chain stitches, thereby producing at least one weft stitched chain stitch (6), b) cutting the knit along the warp direction on both sides of said weft stitched chain stitch, so as to isolate said weft stitched chain stitch from the rest of the produced knit, the chain stitch yarn of said at least one weft stitched chain stitch forming the elongate body (9) of the barbed suture and the monofilament cuts (7) extending from said weft stitches of said one weft stitched chain stitch forming the barbs (8) of said barbed suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Pierre Bailly, Alfredo Meneghin, Sebastien Francois, Xavier Couderc
  • Patent number: 10876230
    Abstract: Provided is an elastic circular-knitted fabric that can be used for clothing such as underclothes, sportswear, or casual wear, and that is stretchable and has a pleasant feel. This elastic circular-knitted fabric contains knitted loops (c1) composed of non-elastic fibers, and knitted loops (c2) composed of non-elastic fibers and elastic fibers. The knitted loops (c2) composed of the non-elastic fibers and elastic fibers exist in the elastic circular-knitted fabric at a ratio of one course for every two courses. In a slope of the elongation stress curve in the warp direction and weft direction of the elastic circular-knitted fabric, a ratio (a2/a1) of a slope (a1) at 0-40% elongation to a slope (a2) at 40-80% elongation is no more than 1.0 in the respective directions, and the standard deviation of unevenness between the loops on the rear surface of the elastic circular-knitted fabric is 0.5 or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Watanabe, Shoichi Akita
  • Patent number: 10701801
    Abstract: The present application describes the creation of a flexible textile structure with sensing and lighting capabilities without the loss of important features of a typical textile, for instance, comfort, seamless and mechanical flexibility. As sensing applications are described three different approaches that may or may not work together in the same system: a directly printed self-capacitive sensor, a knitted textile sensor and the integration of temperature/humidity bulk capacitive sensors directly on the textile. As lighting applications for decorative and signage purposes are used two different approaches that could work individually or together: an electroluminescent sensing device and the use of a hybrid sensor that includes the use of SMD LEDs and a printed self-capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL—INDUSTRIA TEXTIL DO AVE, S.A
    Inventors: Eduardo Jorge Osorio Dinis, Manuel Joaquim Goncalves Pinheiro, Carla Marina Araujo Pires, Joao Luís Neto Guimaraes Pereira, Ines Rocha e Silva Valente De Matos, Joao Manuel de Carvalho Gomes, Vasco Goncalves Pimenta Machado, Antonio Fernando California Marques, Jose Fernando Oliveira Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10415160
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a one-piece textile by a jacquard machine includes a preparation step, a jacquard weaving step, a textile separation step, and a textile ironing step. A woven cloth is made of the method and includes a base fabric and multiple textiles connected with the base fabric by at least one sewing area. The woven cloth is a one-piece structure made by a jacquard machine. The textiles are separated by trimming the at least one sewing area from the woven cloth. Each textile is a complete product with a one-piece structure without sewing. The manufacturing method can improve the efficiency of textile production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shen Feng Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung-Ching Chou
  • Patent number: 10252875
    Abstract: A roller has knit fabric at its surface and which is employed in an apparatus permitting achievement of conservation of resources, conservation of energy, and low cost, and an apparatus employing such a roller. Roller 1 covered with covering 3 including knit fabric at its surface causes conveyance, supply, or other such movement of an object, or uses an to dry or cool an object as it is moved, or rotates while causing an object to be subjected to suction. Knit fabric 3a covering the roller surface has gaps having air permeability and steps 6 comprising stripes in a pattern of bands at the front and back surfaces; the stripes in the pattern of bands are perpendicular to the direction of rotation at the surface of the rotating support body 2. Loops making up knit fabric 3a have domains of small loops 4c and large loops 4b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: SANWA TECHNO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Shoji, Kazuro Fukui, Takaomi Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 10118323
    Abstract: To obtain an integrated foam-molded product whose manufacturing cost is reduced and which makes an effective use of a property of an integration target. Foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of a polyurethane foam raw material, whose influence has been conventionally prevented by contriving a special measure, is positively used. The integration target is influenced by foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of the polyurethane foam raw material in a mold, to thermally deform into a desired shape along a mold shape. Consequently, it is possible to mold the integration target into an arbitrary shape in a step of integrating the integration target with a polyurethane foam layer in the mold by integrated foaming, and therefore, there is no need to work the integration target to a state closer to a final shape in a step before it is disposed in the mold, which can simplify manufacturing steps and reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Delta Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori Fujita, Yumi Ogura, Seiji Kawasaki, Shigeki Wagata, Yoshimi Enoki
  • Patent number: 10094053
    Abstract: A composite structure may include a knit component and a bonded component. The knit component has a first surface and an opposite second surface, and the knit component includes a fusible yarn and a non-fusible yarn that form a knitted structure. The fusible yarn is at least partially formed from a thermoplastic polymer material, and the fusible yarn is located on at least the first surface. The bonded component is positioned adjacent to the first surface, and the bonded component is thermal bonded to the first surface with the thermoplastic polymer material of the fusible yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Karen A. Hawkinson, Benjamin A. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9700077
    Abstract: An article of apparel may include a torso region with a front area, a back area, and a pair of side areas. At least a portion of each of the side areas are formed from a material with (a) a first air permeability when unexposed to water and (b) a second air permeability when exposed to water. The first air permeability may be less than 279 cm3/second per cm2 measured in accordance with ASTM D 737, and the second air permeability may be greater than 279 cm3/second per cm2 measured in accordance with ASTM D 737. In some configurations, at least a portion of the back area may be formed from the material. The article of apparel may be a shirt, and the article of apparel may include arm regions that extend outward from the torso region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Baron, Karin E. Carter, Sophie L. Mather, LaShurya M. Wise
  • Patent number: 9255351
    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 portions of the non-elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas and portions of the elastomeric yarn are exposed in some areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Denis John Menczywor
  • Publication number: 20150148823
    Abstract: An implantable, pliable knitted silk mesh for use in human soft tissue support and repair having a particular knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh when cut, the knitted mesh including at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging each other to define a plurality of nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Enrico Mortarino, Jessica L. Akers
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150128652
    Abstract: The invention relates to knit fabric having zones having normal stress-elongation behavior and having predefined zones having increased stress-elongation behavior, for example, knitted fabrics of this type, in particular knit fabric of this type used as medical aids or sport aids, and methods for producing this knit fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: BAUERFEIND AG
    Inventor: Denny Jung
  • Patent number: 9027366
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a flexible filament that includes a length of material configured to be used in forming at least a portion of a textile product to have at least a portion of a visual pattern that is visible on at least one of a first side or a second side of the textile product. The material includes a plurality of stitch indicators formed on the material to separate the material into a plurality of segmented regions, at least one of the stitch indicators or the segmented regions forming at least the portion of the visual pattern visible on the at least one of the first side or the second side of the textile product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Alida Cathleen Raynor
  • Publication number: 20150121966
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fully spandex weft-knitted cloth and a production method thereof and a kind of lingerie lining. The production method includes the following steps: weft knitting 40 D and/or 70 D spandex filaments on a double circular knitting machine, the method of weft-knitting includes tuck weaving the spandex filaments with the needle of the upper needle dial and the lower needle dial simultaneously, forming double-sided needle-containing stitches, needle weaving the spandex filaments with the needle of the upper needle dial while without the needle of the lower needle dial, and forming upper single-sided stitches; and needle weaving the spandex filaments with the needle of the lower needle dial while without the needle of the upper needle dial, forming lower single-sided stitches, and completing a weaving cycle, after one or a plurality of weaving cycles, the fully spandex weft-knitted cloth is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: PACIFIC TEXTILES LTD.
    Inventor: Xiguang Li
  • Publication number: 20150110993
    Abstract: A flame resistant composite fabric includes a first flame resistant fabric layer, a second flame resistant fabric layer, and a barrier layer that bonds the first flame resistant fabric layer to the second flame resistant fabric layer. The barrier layer is capable of withstanding temperature of 500° F. for at least 5 minutes without substantial change in the integrity of the flame resistant composite fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn Flavin, David Costello, Jane Hunter, Michael Batson, Gadalia Vainer, Heidi Carlone
  • Publication number: 20150075228
    Abstract: A warp knitted heat resistant separation fabric is provided, having at least two sets of warp yarns. A first set of warp yarns is positioned over the width of the fabric and formed with pillar stitches; and a second set of warp yarns positioned over the width of the fabric shows in its repeat in the fabric an underlap under at least two pillars that are formed by the first set of warp yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Daan De Keyzer, Filip Lanckmans, Frank De Ridder
  • Publication number: 20150068254
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a polyester fabric with inherent color, the method including: providing a polyester fiber with inherent color; spinning polyester yarn from the fiber with inherent color; knitting the colored polyester yarn into knitted fabric which can combine with other yarn according to a requirement; wishing the colored polyester fabric and heat-setting the fabrics with add-on functional finish to the fabric. The providing of polyester fiber with inherent color may include: cleaning and drying polyester bottles; recycling polyester chips from clean bottles; mixing chips with pigment evenly and melting the chips with pigment; extruding the filament fiber with color; and drawing and cutting filament fiber into staple fiber. Further aspects of the present invention are directed to a colored polyester fabric and a method of manufacturing an article of clothing, using a colored polyester fabric produced using the above-described method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Urban GEIWALD, Lean Teik HENG
  • Patent number: 8966942
    Abstract: An electronic transducer comprises a knitted structure extendible in two dimensions defined by its courses and wales. An electro-conductive yarn (4) defines at least one single course in the structure adjacent non-conductive yarns (2), and is to be part of a circuit providing an indication of an electrical characteristic of the yarn. When unextended in either direction, successive loops of the stitches including the electro-conductive yarn are in engagement. Extension of the structure in the course direction separate loops forming the stitches, and extension in the wale direction urges the loops together. The structure can be used in methods of registering extension of the structure in either or both of the course and wale directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Tilak Dias, William Hurley
  • Publication number: 20150020546
    Abstract: This invention relates to warp knit fabric having a locknit pattern comprising polytrimethylene terephthalate yarn and elastic yarn having a weight ratio of from 70:30 to 90:10. The fabrics have a soft hand feel, better colorfastness after chlorine exposure and UV radiation as compared to other performance wear fabrics containing elastic yarn polyethylene terephthalate yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Lizhi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150013047
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyamide (preferably Nylon 66) yarn for weaving or knitting clothes articles which have a cooling effect on the skin of the wearer. The yarn contains an inorganic additive (preferably Titanium dioxide) in an amount of between 0.3 and 3.0 wt % and is characterized by a low crimp modulus and a flat cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Weiser, Abed Alrahman Zuabi, Uri Afek
  • Publication number: 20150013299
    Abstract: Isolated composites are disclosed comprising collagen fibers isolated from a Sarcophyton sp. coral. An exemplary composite comprises as a first component a bundle of collagen fibers, the collagen fibers being isolated from a Sarcophyton sp. coral, and a second component selected from the group consisting of a polysaccharide, a polypeptide, polylipid, a synthetic polymer, a metal and a mineral, wherein the bundle of collagen fibers comprise woven fibers, twisted fibers, braided fibers, knitted fibers, tied fibers, or sutured fibers. Uses thereof and method of generating are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Rami Haj-Ali, Yehuda Benayahu, Dafna Benayahu, Aviad Sason-Levi, Mirit Sharabi
  • Publication number: 20140366347
    Abstract: A process for producing an impregnated-yarn cloth which is woven fabric configured of impregnated yarns, which has satisfactory shaping properties and, despite this, has a fine texture of the reinforced fiber bundles, and which gives a molded object having excellent strength. The process for producing an impregnated-yarn cloth (1) is characterized by impregnating fiber bundles (2) with a thermoplastic resin (5) held in a molten state in a resin tank, while or after twisting the fiber bundles (2) at a rate of 20 twists/m or more and 700 twists/m or less, to form an impregnated yarn (3); and knitting or weaving the thus-formed impregnated yarns (3) to obtain the impregnated-yarn cloth (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho ( Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Hodaka Miura, Naoyuki Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8887534
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Alejandro Garcia, Walter Schulein, Matthew Kolmes
  • Publication number: 20140295207
    Abstract: A textile structure for the reinforcement of a polymer material The invention relates to textile structure (100) for the reinforcement of a polymer material. The textile structure comprises in a first direction a number of bundles arranged in mutual substantially parallel position. The bundles comprise n metal filaments. The bundles have a main axis and a non-circular cross-section. For each of the bundles, the n metal filaments of a particular bundle are arranged predominantly parallel with the main axis of this particular bundle. The structure further comprises elongated positioning elements (106) to hold the bundles in mutual substantially parallel position and to hold the n metal filaments of a particular bundle predominantly parallel with the main axis of the bundle. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing such a textile structure and to the use of a textile structure for the reinforcement of a polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Henk Cornelus, Veerle Van Wassenhove, Annelien Van Laerle
  • Publication number: 20140272224
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an elongate self-closing sleeve for protecting elongate members, said sleeve having internal and external opposite faces wherein said sleeve comprises a sound dampening textile substrate and a warp knitted textile stitched to said textile substrate. Said sound dampening textile substrate and said warp knitted textile having first and second longitudinal opposite free edges biased toward each other in order to define an internal space wherein said elongate member could be placed therein, and wherein said warp knitted textile comprises at least one first monofilament yarn that forms laying-in stitches and that is in plastic material(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Anne-Sophie CABOUILLET, Matthew Paul WELSHANS
  • Publication number: 20140260437
    Abstract: A skin-contacting fabric underlay for use beneath a therapeutic or prosthetic device on a human or animal body part is formed as a tube of knitted fabric. The yarns forming the fabric have a core of elastic material surrounded by moisture-transporting filaments of substantially non-elastic material, the yarn having elasticity, the fabric having a warp-knitted structure characterized by an artificial terry surface on an inner skin-contacting surface of the tube. The artificial terry surface is formed by underlaps of the yarn, in which the elasticity of the yarn causes the underlaps to draw up and form artificial terry loops that contact the skin of the body part about which the tube is sleeved. The artificial terry loops serve to space overlaps of the yarn from the skin and to move moisture away from the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert H. Fleming, JR., Allison Davant
  • Publication number: 20140273699
    Abstract: A wrappable knit textile sleeve and method of construction thereof are provided. The sleeve includes a wall of knit yarn having opposite edges extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends with a straightened length of the wall spanning between the opposite ends. The knit yarn includes warp yarns extending generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and weft yarns extending generally transversely to the longitudinal axis. The opposite edges are wrappable into overlapping one another to form a tubular cavity. At least one of the weft yarns is an electro-functional yarn having a straightened length that is greater than the straightened length of the wall, thereby allowing opposite ends of the at least one electro-functional member to be pulled axially outwardly from the opposite ends of the wall to form leads for attachment to a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhonghuai Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Cassie M. Malloy, Linwood Ludy
  • Publication number: 20140245578
    Abstract: “Tinkles” (also known as “gotchas”) (see reference number 20 in FIGS. 1 and 2) are portions of knitted metal loops produced when a tube of knitted wire mesh is cut into individual pieces. In the prior art, tinkles have been considered a fact of life and the approach has been to try to shake them out of the mesh or immobilize them on or in the mesh. By producing a knitted tube (11) having alternating segments (12,13) of knitted rows of yarn and knitted rows of wire, completely tinkle-free knitted socks are produced which are used to produce completely tinkle-free knitted wire mesh filters. Knitted wire mesh filters that cannot release tinkles because they do not have any tinkles can be used in such applications as fuel filters and airbag filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ACS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: George Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20140245544
    Abstract: An article of footwear and a variety of other products may incorporate a knitted component. An inlaid strand extends through the knitted component. A combination feeder may be utilized to inlay the strand within the knitted component. As an example, the combination feeder may include a feeder arm that reciprocates between a retracted position and an extended position. In manufacturing the knitted component, the feeder inlays the strand when the feeder arm is in the extended position, and the strand is absent from the knitted component when the feeder arm is in the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Huffa, Bhupesh Dua
  • 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: 8807175
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing thread using nonwoven, which discloses that nonwoven having different materials is slit first to get a plurality of nonwoven threads and then the nonwoven threads are used for performing a twisting process to get a plurality of nonwoven yarns. In the twisting process, each of the nonwoven threads has different materials, so that the nonwoven yarns have good mechanical characteristic and can be added for producing textiles with various functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jing-Jyr Lin, Jen-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 8746014
    Abstract: A biocompatible surgical silk mesh prosthetic device employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh device, especially when the mesh device is cut. An example prosthetic device employs a knitted mesh including at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging each other to define a plurality of nodes. The at least two yarns 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: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Enrico Mortarino
  • Publication number: 20140148742
    Abstract: A compression garment comprises a plurality of longitudinal wales arranged to form a fabric having a length and generally parallel to the length, and a plurality of secondary transverse elastomeric threads connecting adjacent longitudinal wales and equally spaced about a length of the longitudinal wales. In a stretched state, the longitudinal wales are spaced from one another and remain generally parallel to the length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Winkler
  • Publication number: 20140137607
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a compression performance fabric is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, different yarns can be attached to a single jersey circular knitting machine. The yarns can include polyamide yarn and an elastane yarn. The single jersey circular knitting machine can be configured to create a fabric that includes a a three to one ratio (3:1) of polyamide to elastane and a fabric density of at least three hundred grams per square meter but no more than three hundred eighty grams per square meter can be created. Thereafter, the created fabric can be finished for use in producing apparel including performance apparel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Nicolette Dionne Mayer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140075646
    Abstract: There is provided a cut resistant yarn comprising a blend of first and second staple fibers, wherein, the first staple fibers are polymer-fibers, each first staple fiber comprising a polymer body encasing a hard component, said hard component being a plurality of hard fibers, said hard fibers having an average diameter of at most 25 microns; and the second staple fibers are different to the first staple fibers, wherein the weight ratio of the first to second staple polymer-fibers is from 1:99 to 99:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Giovanni Joseph Ida Henssen, Peto Verdaasdonk
  • Publication number: 20140041141
    Abstract: A stable finely knitted fabric is disclosed which includes a plurality of yarns including filaments of about 1.5 denier or less. The yarns are knitted into a fabric using a right-leaning top triangle (RTT) pattern. The fabric includes a face side having a plurality of parallel and elongated ridges and a back side having a smooth surface without elongated ridges. The fabric exhibits a wicking action from the smooth side to the ridged side of the fabric and excellent absorption. Further, the fabric may be used as a liquid applicator, when an absorbant liquid reservoir layer is added to the back side, as channels of air between the ridges increase liquid flow from the back side to the face side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: George Clarke
  • Publication number: 20140041417
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a double-raschel knitted fabric tube W for artificial blood vessels is provided, which is configured of N cocoon filaments each formed of paired core parts formed of fibroin and a skin part surrounding the core parts and formed of sericin, separating the paired core parts with the sericin partially removed and partially left to form 2N plies of the fibroin with a skin core structure to obtain a sericin-coated silk thread configured of the 2N plies of fibroin having the skin core structure, then subjecting the sericin-coated silk thread to a first twist to produce a first-twist silk thread, further combining a plurality of the first-twist silk threads together and subjecting the combined first-twist silk threads to a second twist to produce an organzine silk thread, and then further knitting a tube shape by using the organzine silk thread T as a knitting thread Y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshihide Takagi, Nobuyuki Yamauchi, Shouichi Tsubota
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8607593
    Abstract: A method for making a seamless knit belt including forming two longitudinal rib sections that are formed from a different material than the body of the belt. The rib sections are formed during the tubular knitting process and then the body of the knit composite is run through a polymeric treating system. After the body is treated, the rib sections are trimmed from the edges and the resulting product is a coated seamless knit belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventor: Eun Kyung Lee
  • Publication number: 20130327433
    Abstract: A knit fabric suitable as a reinforcement for elastomeric articles comprises a plurality of reinforcement yarns wherein each course of the fabric comprises either a first or second yarn, the modulus of the first yarn being different from the modulus of the second yarn, and the courses comprising the first and second yarns are arranged in one of the following sequences, (a) alternating courses comprise first and second yarns respectively, (b) the courses form a repeat pattern of, in order, a course comprising a first yarn, two courses comprising a second yarn and a course comprising a first yarn or (c) the courses form a repeat pattern of, in order, a course comprising a second yarn, two courses comprising a first yarn and a course comprising a second yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: DAVID WILLIAM LITCHFIELD, Carlo Fiorella
  • Publication number: 20130319053
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composite knitting yarn includes a core yarn and a plurality of stainless steel wing yarns that are bonded to the core yarn and extend on a side of the core yarn; each of the wing yarns is bonded to the core yarn by continuously forming twist portions at two loops adjacent to each other from among a plurality of loops formed on the core yarn in a longitudinal length of the core yarn. Alignments of the yarns, forming of yarns in groups, and a method of manufacturing the electrically conductive composite knitting yarn also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Kye-Yoon PARK, In-Ho LEE
  • Publication number: 20130317623
    Abstract: A method for making a lightweight surgical mesh, having the steps of applying a first set of filaments in a first wale direction and forming a first series of loops at each of a plurality of courses. Applying a second set of filaments in the first wale direction and forming a second series of loops at a first adjacent wale to the first wale direction and a third series of loops at a second adjacent wale opposite the first adjacent wale along the plurality of courses. Further, applying a third set of filaments in the first wale direction so that the second series of loops are formed at the second adjacent wale and the third series of loops are formed at first adjacent wale along the plurality of courses. Additionally, applying a fourth set of filaments that interlace repeatedly with the first set of filaments along the first wale direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Herniamesh S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ermanno E. TRABUCCO, Pier Aldo CREPALDI
  • Publication number: 20130317526
    Abstract: An implantable knitted silk mesh for use in human soft tissue support and repair having a particular knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh when cut, the knitted mesh including at least two yarns laid in a knit direction and engaging each other to define a plurality of nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventor: Enrico Mortarino
  • Publication number: 20130305788
    Abstract: Elastic knitting thread, having a core of an elastic material, an inner wrapper surrounding the core and an outer wrapper surrounding the inner wrapper, wherein one yarn is a flat yarn and the other yarn is a textured yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: medi GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jan ATMANSPACHER
  • Publication number: 20130255325
    Abstract: A wool pile fabric product including a plurality of wool fibers and at least one security fiber knit with a textile scrim to form a pile fabric having a scrim side and a fiber pile side. The product also includes a facing material that is attached to the scrim side of the wool pile fabric. The security fiber in the product provides a discrete way to identify a genuine product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stuart Jenkins, Nathan Crary, Tom Garcia
  • Publication number: 20130261785
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article of footwear includes providing a knitting machine having a processor programmed to cause the knitting machine to knit a wool pile fabric having a plurality of footwear components and simultaneously knitting wool fibers and a scrim to form the wool pile fabric including the footwear components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Crary, Zihao Dong
  • Publication number: 20130255324
    Abstract: A density enhancement method for a wool pile fabric comprising simultaneously knitting a plurality of shorter sheared wool fibers and a plurality of longer sheared wool fibers to a backing material. The mixture of the shorter and the longer wool fibers enhances the density of the wool pile fabric and closely replicates the density of natural shearling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stuart Jenkins, Nathan Crary
  • Publication number: 20130245757
    Abstract: Methods for determining suitability of an implantable silk scaffold for use in human soft tissue repair by implanting a silk scaffold in a quadruped. The silk scaffold is completely or essentially completely bioresorbed by twelve months after implantation, the silk scaffold (to the extent remaining) with ingrown tissue shows at least about a 60% strength increase by 12 months after implantation, and the thickness of the silk scaffold (to the extent remaining) with ingrown tissue increases by more than 100% by 12 months after implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Enrico Mortarino, Raymond E. Olsen
  • Publication number: 20130224408
    Abstract: A knit sleeve for an oil dip stick tube, combination thereof, method of construction thereof and method of dampening the vibration of an oil dip stick tube is provided. The knit sleeve includes a circumferentially continuous, closed knit tubular wall extending between opposite ends with a pair of end sections adjacent the opposite ends and a midsection extending between the end sections. The end sections include heat-shrinkable yarn to allow the end sections to be heat-shrunk into a fixed relation about the oil dip stick tube. The midsection includes generally rigid, circumferentially extending, non-heat-shrinkable yarn to maintain the midsection having a circular configuration about the oil dip stick tube with an annular gap extending between the oil dip stick tube and an inner surface of the midsection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Cassie M. Malloy, Christophe Brassenx, Zhonghuai Zhang, Linwood Ludy, Tianqi Gao