Chemical Modification Of Textiles Or Fibers Or Products Thereof Patents (Class 8/115.51)
  • Patent number: 10964443
    Abstract: An electrically conductive yarn or film and method of manufacturing thereof in which a SP1/nanoparticle complex bound to the yarn or film serves as a platform for adhesion of a metallic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SP Nano Ltd.
    Inventors: Konstantin Press, Asa Eitan, Tamir Fine, Michael Kaminsky, Amnon Wolf
  • Patent number: 10934168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bioactive or real-time and pathogen killing material comprised of a carbon nanostructure (preferably a fullerene but including other functionalized carbon-based nanostructures) that possess potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. The present invention relates to the utilization of functionalized carbon nanostructures as a bioactive antimicrobial substance that is incorporated into a material, including a textile, fabric, solution, salve, or cream. The preferred embodiment of the present invention is fullerene derivatives that are chemically functionalized on the cage with a halogen element. The present invention pertains to a material that is suitable for barrier garments, accessory garments (shoe covers, masks, facial visors, etc.), textiles (bed sheets, blankets, towels, personal clothing, gowns, surgical drapes, curtains, drapes, pads, etc.), filtration matrices (for use in hemodialysis, hemofiltration, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Terry Earl Brady, Anthony Lee Dellinger, Arnie Lee Robertson, Jr., Rachel Tinker-Kulberg
  • Patent number: 10434203
    Abstract: Methods of reducing the incidence of healthcare-associated infections in various healthcare settings are provided. Methods for preventing or reducing the number of infections in a human or animal population are also provided. The methods as provided herein reduce the presence of various infectious agents that are commonly acquired or transmitted and are present on both animate and inanimate surfaces, including those infectious agents commonly found in healthcare settings. By reducing the presence of such infectious agents, the incidence of various types of infection or disease is thereby reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: WELL Shield LLC
    Inventors: Stewart Benson Averett, Devron R. Averett
  • Patent number: 10412962
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates generally to antifungal nanofibrous materials and the use of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Inventors: Lifeng Zhang, Dennis R. LaJeunesse, Nafisa Sirelkhatim
  • Patent number: 10351807
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a method of treating a textile with an antimicrobial agent over a plurality of laundry cycles each including a wash cycle and a treatment cycle. The method includes (a) receiving a textile in a wash system for a first laundry cycle, (b) initiating a wash cycle comprising a detergent, (c) initiating a post-detergent treatment cycle comprising dosing the textile with a solution having a predetermined concentration of an antimicrobial agent that comprises a metallic ion, and (c) repeating steps (a)-(c) for each of a plurality of additional laundry cycles. The predetermined concentration is insufficient to achieve a predetermined antimicrobial efficacy for the textile due to the first laundry cycle alone but sufficient to achieve the predetermined antimicrobial efficacy for the textile due to a combination of the first laundry cycle and one or more of the plurality of additional laundry cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Silver, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Brezoczky, Sean Morham, William Morris, David Brown, Keith Copenhagen
  • Patent number: 9856376
    Abstract: Films with optical transmittance of >80% between 400 and 750 nm and with coefficient of thermal expansion less than 20 ppm/° C. are prepared from aromatic polyamides that are soluble in polar organic solvents yet have glass transition temperatures >300° C. The films are crosslinked in the solid state by heating at elevated temperatures for short periods of time in the presence of multifunctional epoxides. Surprisingly, the optical and thermal properties of the films do not change significantly during the curing process. The temperature required for the crosslinking process to take place can be reduced by the presence of a few free, pendant carboxyl groups along the polyamide backbones. The films are useful as flexible substrates for electronic displays and photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Limin Sun, Dong Zhang, Frank W. Harris, Jiaokai Jing
  • Patent number: 9840629
    Abstract: A method includes coating a substrate to provide a flame resistant substrate. In an embodiment, the method includes preparing a solution. The solution includes an anionic material, a cationic material, and water. The method further includes exposing the substrate to the solution to produce a coating on the substrate. The coating has cationic material and anionic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Jaime C. Grunlan
  • Patent number: 9702063
    Abstract: The present invention provides preparation of a yarn with coffee residue. The present invention also provides a novel yarn with coffee residue and applications of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Magictex Apparel Corporation
    Inventors: Shuo-Tlng Hung, Yi-Yen Yeh, Chien-Kuo Yen, Kuo-Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 9677073
    Abstract: The invention provides hydroxylated polyamine derivatives, their use for the transfection of polyanions into cells, and a method of transfecting cells with a polyanion, comprising mixing said polyanion with said hydroxylated polyamine derivative in a buffer and treating said cells with the mixture obtained in the previous step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Steffen Panzner, Christian Reinsch, Volkmar Wendisch, Christina Dreher
  • Patent number: 9676942
    Abstract: A process of formulating a curable thermoset resin formulation is provided that includes reacting a natural cellulosic filler with at least one of: a silsesquioxane, a isocyanate, a base, or an organic acid to form a reduced hydrophilicity filler. By intermixing the resulting reduced hydrophilicity filler with a thermoset cross linkable polymeric resin, a curable thermoset resin formulation is formed that has superior properties to conventional formulations in terms of density and environmental impact. The formulation properties in terms of strength of the cured article are improved relative to untreated natural fillers. The treatment is advantageous relative to plasma treatment. An article is also provided produced upon cure of the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek, Michael Joseph Hiltunen, Scott Eldor Pflughoeft, Swati Neogi
  • Patent number: 9624621
    Abstract: A process for the production of coated textiles comprises the steps of: providing a textile substrate having a first side and a second side opposing the first side; contacting at least a part of the first side of the textile substrate with a spreadable polyurethane mechanical foam; applying a reduced pressure to at least a part of the second side of the textile substrate opposing the first side which has been contacted with the polyurethane mechanical foam; and solidifying the polyurethane mechanical foam with which the textile substrate has been contacted. The invention further relates to a coated textile obtainable by such a process, in particular a synthetic leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rolf Irnich, Shaojun Yang
  • Patent number: 9518355
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a specific ethoxylated/propoxylated product as well as an alkylene carbonate, an epoxysilane or a polysiloxane are useful for dyeing or finishing fibrous materials. Reaction products formed from said products are also very useful for these purposes. Said products are preferably used as solutions in supercritical carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HUNTSMAN TEXTILE EFFECTS (GERMANY) GMBH
    Inventors: Harald Chrobaczek, Günther Tschida, Tanja Refle, Ernst Jan Siewers
  • Patent number: 9517955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating reactive oxygen species formulations useful in various oxidation applications. Exemplary formulations include singlet oxygen or superoxide and can also contain hydroxyl radicals or hydroperoxy radicals, among others. Formulations can contain other reactive species, including other radicals. Exemplary formulations containing peracids are activated to generate singlet oxygen. Exemplary formulations include those containing a mixture of superoxide and hydrogen peroxide. Exemplary formulations include those in which one or more components of the formulation are generated electrochemically. Formulations of the invention containing reactive oxygen species can be further activated to generate reactive oxygen species using activation chosen from a Fenton or Fenton-like catalyst, ultrasound, ultraviolet radiation or thermal activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Clean Chemistry, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne Buschmann
  • Patent number: 9283794
    Abstract: An ink-printed substrate comprising a substrate and water-based ink composition printed on the substrate, wherein the ink-printed substrate has an average crockfastness of at least about 2.5 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alrick Vincent Warner, Timothy Wayne Robertson, Wenbin Li, Charles Douglas McCurry
  • Patent number: 9207014
    Abstract: A dehumidifying apparatus for a dryer is provided that includes a case, a drum disposed inside the case that receives objects to be dried therein, and a hot air supplier that supplies hot air into the drum and dries the objects to be dried. The dehumidifying apparatus includes a heat exchanger that heat exchanges with air flowing from the drum, and an injection nozzle portion disposed between the hot air supplier and the heat exchanger so as to inject a certain jet. When gas introduced into the dehumidifying apparatus from the drum passes through the jet, foreign substances such as lint, contained in the gas may be separated, thereby preventing accumulation of the foreign substances on the dehumidifying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seung-Phyo Ahn, Sang-Ik Lee, Byeong-Jo Ryoo, Sung-Ho Song, Jeong-Yun Kim, Yang-Hwan Kim, Jae-Hyuk Wee, Dong-Hyun Kim, Yoon-Seob Eom, Yang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9167998
    Abstract: Methods and systems for assessing and treating vestibular disorders can include displaying a graphic and providing relative movement between the graphic and a user's head. Information can be obtained either directly or indirectly from the user regarding her perception of the graphic. A graphic display parameter and/or a relative movement parameter can be modified in response to the information regarding the user's perception. An indicator of the user's ability to perceive the graphic can be generated through a series of iterations. A graphic display parameter and/or a relative movement parameter for use in a subsequent series of iterations can be modified based at least in part on the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Crane
  • Patent number: 9062280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid cleaning composition comprising a peroxygen bleach, a sulfonated anionic surfactant and an amphoteric/zwitterionic surfactant where the sulfonated anionic surfactant and the amphoteric/zwitterionic surfactants are in a ratio of from 0.1:1 to 13:1. The combination of the sulfonated anionic surfactant and the amphoteric/zwitterionic surfactants provides for high viscosities and improved cleaning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Shui-Ping Zhu, Keith R. Genco, Stephen W. Carson
  • Publication number: 20150135445
    Abstract: A method for treating a fabric for ultraviolet radiation protection is disclosed which comprises the steps of adding zinc oxide nanoparticles to a solution of 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane, adding silicon dioxide to the mixture of zinc oxide nanoparticles and 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane, placing a fabric in the mixture of zinc oxide nanoparticles, 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane, and silicon dioxide, curing the fabric, and washing the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert B. Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall, Jason Rosenberg, Ram B. Gupta
  • Publication number: 20150107029
    Abstract: A method for treating a fabric for ultraviolet radiation protection, enhanced resistance to degradation, and enhanced resistance to fire is disclosed which comprises the steps of adding zinc oxide nanoparticles to a solution of 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane, placing a fabric in the mixture of zinc oxide particles and 3-glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane, curing the fabric, and washing the fabric. Other methods of treating a fabric are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Robert B. Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall, Jason Rosenberg, Ram B. Gupta
  • Patent number: 8999005
    Abstract: A process obtains an aged or faded effect on garments made of protein fibers such as wool, cashmere and silk. Granules of inert materials, which are particularly light in order not to damage very fine fibers, are introduced into a tumbler. The garments were previously treated with a chemical product commonly referred to as “dye retardant” for inhibiting dyeing of the fabric. The tumbler is pre-arranged so that the chemical product does not migrate through holes or openings. Raw confectioned garments that are to be treated, such as jerseys or outerwear, are introduced into the tumbler. The garments are extracted from the tumbler at the end of migration of the chemical product for inhibiting dyeing of the outer surface of the garments by the granules and steamed in an autoclave to fix the chemical process of the product for inhibiting dyeing of the outer surface of the garments. The garments are then dyed with a specific selection of dyes that must be defined each time according to the desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Loro Piana S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pier Luigi Loro Piana
  • Publication number: 20150074916
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a surface coating to a target surface by providing a sealable containment means for receiving a target surface and a surface coating located in a container or containers within the sealable containment means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Miller, Richard Geiger
  • Patent number: 8974546
    Abstract: A method for treating laundry in a clothes dryer having a rotating drum defining a treatment chamber that includes applying a treating chemistry, which may include a treating chemistry that benefits from uniform distribution, on the laundry and drying the laundry after the applying of the treating chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kaustav Ghosh, Thomas A. Latack, Karl D. McAllister, Robert J. Pinkowski, Prithi A. Rao
  • Patent number: 8968421
    Abstract: Polymer compositions, methods of making polymer compositions, structures (e.g., textile articles) having the polymer composition covalently bonded to the structure, methods of attaching the polymer to the surface of the structure having —OH functionality (e.g., Calkyl—OH), methods of decreasing the amount of microorganisms formed on a structure, and the like, are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason J. Locklin
  • Patent number: 8937625
    Abstract: Provided are a fabric dryer and a method of controlling the fabric dryer. The fabric dryer includes a drum, a driving unit, a steam supply unit, a radical supply unit, a contamination removal function selector, and a controller. The drum is rotatably disposed and receives laundry. The driver rotates the drum. The steam supply unit supplies steam into the drum. The radical supply unit supplies radical into the drum. The contamination removal function selector selects a water-soluble contaminant or a fat-soluble contaminant. The controller controls the steam supply unit to supply steam in response to selection of the water-soluble-contaminant by the contamination removal function selector, and controls the radical supply unit to supply radical in response to selection of fat-soluble contaminant by the contamination removal function selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Deughee Lee
  • Patent number: 8926999
    Abstract: This invention pertains to method for imparting a durable antimicrobial activity to substrates, particularly textiles. An acetate-free metal and peroxide antimicrobial treatment formulation is prepared from a metal derivative, hydrogen peroxide and a source of hydroxide ion. The substrate is treated with the composition and dried to afford the treated substrate with antimicrobial activity. Zinc salts, ions, or complexes are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Toreki, Albina Mikhaylova, Susan Leander, Bernd Liesenfeld, Gerald M. Olderman
  • Patent number: 8921564
    Abstract: The invention relates to basic bisazo compounds according to formula (I) wherein all substituents are defined as in Claim 1, their production, their use as dyestuffs as well as material dyed with these dyestuffs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Ltd.
    Inventors: Ludwig Hasemann, Friedrich Lehr, Martin Oberholzer, Heidrun Schene
  • Patent number: 8906115
    Abstract: A method for the antimicrobial finishing of synthetic fibers, in which an aqueous solution of an organic primer component (P), such as, for example, gallic acid, and, as antimicrobial component (K), at least one organic quaternary ammonium compound, and a metal salt component (M) are applied at the same time or at a different time to the fibers, permits permanent antimicrobial finishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sanitized AG
    Inventor: Walter Bender
  • Patent number: 8900330
    Abstract: An agent that is capable of improving dye fastness is provided. The agent includes a compound that includes at least one functional group capable of forming at least one interaction or at least one bond with a fiber or a dye molecule. Also, a method for using the agents to improve dye fastness and a dyed article including the agent are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Dong Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 8876914
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide polymer compositions, methods of making polymer compositions, structures (e.g., textile articles) having the polymer composition covalently bonded to the structure, methods of attaching the polymer to the surface of the structure, methods of decreasing the amount of microorganisms formed on a structure, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason J. Locklin
  • Patent number: 8840683
    Abstract: A method for forming an industrial textile product by spiral winding an array of machine direction (MD) yarns to form a system having a defined width, and then connecting the MD yarns in the cross machine (CD) direction with resin. This method is a replacement for conventional weaving or knitting of substrates which can be used as forming, press or dryer fabrics in papermaking, and other industrial applications. Devices for forming the product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Dana Eagles
  • Patent number: 8834735
    Abstract: A processing agent containing five specified kinds of components including esters and ethers as required components is used in the production or fabrication process of synthetic fibers such that superior spinning property is maintained and synthetic fibers with superior yarn quality and dyeing property can be obtained. Aqueous liquids of such processing agents, processing methods using such liquids and synthetic fibers obtained by such methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Takemoto Yushi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Sato, Yuichiro Murakami, Fumiyoshi Ishikawa, Koji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8828097
    Abstract: A method for forming an industrial textile product by spiral winding an array of machine direction (MD) yarns to form a system having a defined width, and then connecting the MD yarns in the cross machine (CD) direction with resin. This method is a replacement for conventional weaving or knitting of substrates which can be used as forming, press or dryer fabrics in papermaking, and other industrial applications. Devices for forming the product are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Dana Eagles
  • Patent number: 8828101
    Abstract: An agent that is capable of improving dye fastness is provided. The agent includes a compound that includes at least one functional group capable of forming at least one interaction or at least one bond with a fiber or a dye molecule. Also, a method for using the agents to improve dye fastness and a dyed article including the agent are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventor: Dong Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 8828098
    Abstract: Non-fluorinated blocked polyurethanes are described as extenders and, particularly as textile auxiliaries, for use with fluorochemical polymers in treating substrates, for example fibrous substrates, such as textile fabrics or yarns. The polyurethane is prepared by reacting a polyisocyanate, a blocking agent, and a non-fluorinated isocyanate reactive compound having an average alkyl chain length of 24 to 50 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stewart H. Corn, Chetan P. Jariwala
  • Patent number: 8794270
    Abstract: A method for weaving a carpet including tying a row of knots with a yarn and weaving two or more weft strands next to the row of knots, where the weft strands are 100% cotton and the yarn is wool yarn hand-carded and hand-spun into a single strand is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Weave, LLC
    Inventor: Nurbu Lama
  • Patent number: 8784503
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-strength and abrasion-resistant fibrous material and to a method for the production thereof. According to said method, a natural fiber material is solubilized in an alkaline manner. The fibrous material is treated with an alkaline material, without being subjected to mechanical stress a) at a temperature of between 5 and 30° C. and then b) at a temperature of between 80 and 150° C., and is then optionally washed and/or dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Flasin Faser GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Costard
  • Patent number: 8771571
    Abstract: A method for preparing a polyglutamic acid (?-PGA) fiber having antibacterial and water absorption properties is provided. The method includes providing a ?-PGA fiber and immersing it in a sodium hypochlorite solution. A relation exists between an immersing time T of the ?-PGA fiber and a concentration X of the sodium hypochlorite solution as shown in the formula below: 10.2?(T?64.55X2+50X)?15.2, wherein X is 0.006-0.4 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Far Eastern New Century Corporation
    Inventors: Jo-Wei Huang, Chia-Chang Liu, Ying-Nan Tsai
  • Patent number: 8764851
    Abstract: Methods of treating fabrics using sol-gel halamine chemistry to impart antimicrobial properties thereto are described, as well as fabrics produced by the described methods. In one embodiment, the antimicrobial fabrics may be used to fabricate antimicrobial divider curtains for use in hospitals and medical facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Michigan University
    Inventors: Subhas Ghosh, Vijaykumar Mannari
  • Publication number: 20140178457
    Abstract: The application concerns a Binder (comprising sulfamic acid, ammonium sulfamate and ammonium sulfate) and process of production of fabrics containing cyclodextrins fixed to the binder. The technology allows fixing a binder to natural, synthetic or artificial fibers, and, by means of a thermal processes, to fix cyclodextrins to the same binder, giving rise to fabrics suitable to incorporate active principles and to release them along with time. Peculiar characteristics of the binder are its abilities to interact with several types of fabric, independently of their composition, and with several types of cyclodextrin. Other peculiarities of embodiments are: the ability to produce functionalized fabrics, adapted to be weighted with desired molecules and release them gradually along time, with a process that does not alter the original characteristics of the fabric; the possibility of repeating several times the weighting of such molecules, so as to be able to define such fabrics as “reloadable” or “rechargeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: GIANIS S.r.L.
    Inventors: Nicola Travaglini, Giampaolo Nistri
  • Patent number: 8715826
    Abstract: Polysaccharides and/or hydroxyl polymers, more particularly, structures, especially fibers, comprising a polysaccharide and/or hydroxyl polymer and an association agent, fibrous structures comprising such structures and processes for making such structures and/or fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Larry Neil Mackey, Gregory Charles Gordon, Stephen Wayne Heinzman
  • Patent number: 8690964
    Abstract: A method for treating a fabric for protection from ultraviolet radiation is disclosed which comprises the steps of dispensing a suspension of zinc oxide particles treated with an acid polymer into a washing machine during a time in which a fabric is being washed in the washing machine and mixing the treated zinc oxide particles and the fabric for the treated zinc oxide particles to bind to the fabric. Other methods for treating a fabric for protection from ultraviolet radiation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Patent number: 8607392
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for fixing additives in textiles that comprise applying at least one additive to the textile and substantially simultaneously directing steam onto the faces of the textile. Also disclosed are the products of the disclosed processes. Also disclosed are apparatuses for fixing additives in textiles comprising means for applying at least one additive to the textile and means for substantially simultaneously directing steam onto the faces of the textile. Also disclosed are rotating steam head assemblies for use in connection with the disclosed processes and apparatuses. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Dennis J. Jones, Jr., Chad Anderson
  • Patent number: 8608807
    Abstract: An ecological fabric having protection from ultraviolet radiation incorporated therein is disclosed in which the fabric is treated by a method comprising the steps of dissolving zinc acetate or other zinc salt in a liquid to form a solution containing Zn(II) ions, adding a fabric to the solution, mixing the solution and the fabric, and adding a base to the solution when the solution and the fabric are being mixed to form a suspension of zinc oxide nanoparticles in contact with the fabric. Other methods are disclosed such as modifying a fabric by carboxylation or phosphorylation of the fabric followed by binding of the UV-blocking nanoparticles to the modified fabric and modifying UV-blocking nanoparticles with a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) or polymer layer containing an active chemical group capable of binding to the fabric and depositing the UV-blocking nanoparticles on the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: The Sweet Living Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kramer, Ronald Kramer, Nicholas Marshall
  • Publication number: 20130269118
    Abstract: The present systems, compositions, and methods relate to local color modification of dyed fabrics using a laccase enzyme system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Jacobus Johanna Krouwer, Piera M. Pericu
  • Patent number: 8545574
    Abstract: Methods for treating a fibrous structure in need of treatment with a chemical additive, such as a chemical softener, and products produced therefrom, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Jonathan Andrew Ficke, Khosrow Pariz Mohammadi, Robert Michael Bourbon, Paul Joseph Coffaro
  • Patent number: 8512417
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a nanoparticle, such as a metal nanoparticle, coupled to a linker molecule to form a nanoparticle-linker construct. In an embodiment, a nanoparticle-linker construct may be further bound to a substrate to take advantage of one or more properties of the nanoparticle. In an embodiment, a functionalized nanoparticle (a nanoparticle having a reactive functionality) may be bound to a linker to form a functionalized nanoparticle-linker construct which may in-turn be bound to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dune Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Miller, James E. Hulchison, Scoll F. Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20130177517
    Abstract: Aqueous emulsions of organopolysiloxanes functionalized with a limited amount of aminoalkyl-functional end groups and silicone resins are storage stable, yet capable of adequate crosslinking upon application to substances to be hydrophobicized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker, Franz Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8475539
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions for preparing textile auxiliaries, which are used in particular to enhance the dyeing affinity of textile fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Total Raffinage Marketing
    Inventor: Richard Frelechoux
  • Patent number: 8475538
    Abstract: A process for aftertreating dyed and/or printed textiles to remove excess portions of colorants comprises utilizing an aqueous formulation comprising at least one graft copolymer having a hydrophilic main chain and also surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pia Baum, Klaus Scheuermann, Dieter Boeckh
  • Patent number: 8475919
    Abstract: A fiber blend for yarns and fabrics for use in military, fire-fighting, industrial work wear, and first responder protective clothing to provide multifunctional protection to the wearer, the fiber blend including an aramid fiber blend, wool fibers, and electrostatic dissipative fibers, wherein the aramid fiber blend includes meta-aramid fibers, para-aramid fibers and electrostatic dissipative fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Carole A. Winterhalter