Pattern Effect Dyeing, Process, Compositions, Or Products Patents (Class 8/478)
  • Patent number: 8500212
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacturing an applicator brush for use in applying a product, such as a cosmetic product, the method comprising providing a plurality of fibers, decorating the fibers so as to define at least one colored region, and fitting the decorated fibers to a stem so as to define a cosmetic applicator brush, wherein the step of decorating the fibers includes a step of coloring the fibers using dye sublimation so that individual fibers have an outer colored region and an inner uncolored region. In an embodiment, an individual fiber is decorated with a color that is different to another individual fiber extending from the stem. Alternatively, or in addition, an individual fiber is decorated with at least two colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Albea Services
    Inventors: Ed Crutchley, Nicholas Thorne, Sylvain Gourmet
  • Patent number: 8409301
    Abstract: As disclosed, a toss-dye random clothing design system and method comprises at least one article of clothing worn by a runner at a race, a sporting event, a corporate or collegiate event, a fashion party, a production plant shift and the like, a plurality of colored dyes provided at a plurality of throwing stations, at least one thrower positioned at a throwing station to throw the dyes onto the clothing as the runner passes by the throwing station, and a random pattern of throw-dye on the clothing based on a confluence of the thrown colored dyes and a path the runner takes there through. Embodiments of the disclosure may include a throw-dye configured to stick to the clothing article(s) in places where moisture is present and a template configured to block the thrown dyes from making contact with the clothing and thereby outline a corporate or collegiate logo thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jake Ackerman
  • Patent number: 8295970
    Abstract: Customers obtain customized textile materials by selecting style, shape, size, pattern and color for an undyed textile product. Based on a selection made by the customer, the textile product is transformed by a dyeing operation performed on a single item (or multiple items selected to be dyed the same) to yield a product, such as a shirt, pants, or jacket, which has a color and pattern of his or her own choosing, in the size and style he or she desires. The process can be performed in a retail setting using a dye apparatus which allows the process to be viewed by the customer. To enhance the educational and entertainment experience of the customer, the dyeing operation can be performed in a transparent tank or water kettle in the retail outlet so that the customer can view, for example, the garment as it is being dyed to the customer's specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tintoria Piana U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Piana, Sang-Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 8187342
    Abstract: A process for indigo dyeing of wool and wool blends comprising the steps of subjecting the wool and wool blends to a step of pretreatment by impregnation with a shrink resistance agent, subjecting the pretreated wool and wool blend yarns to the step of indigo dyeing and post dyeing, wherein the step of dyeing and post dyeing includes a single step or a plurality of steps of impregnation of the pretreated wool and wool blends in an indigo dye bath followed each time by the step of oxidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Malwa Industries Limited
    Inventors: Jangi Lal Oswal, Rishi Oswal
  • Publication number: 20120073064
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for forming a color pattern on a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Ahmad R. Hadba
  • Patent number: 8082057
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for “dye-to-order” carpet manufacturing that address deficiencies in the carpet manufacturing industry, some of which are discussed above. In one embodiment, an improved manufacturing system is provided that allows manufacturers to change colors “on the fly” (e.g., within a single roll) with minimal waste. In another embodiment, a dye-to-order processing system is provided that maps multiple orders to undyed carpet rolls such that usage of the undyed carpet rolls is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Mohawk Carpet Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Mick Allen, Ronnie Cargle, Randy Hixon, Keith Bray, Ron Paynter
  • Publication number: 20110191966
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-contact process for decorating dye-permeable fibres of a cosmetic applicator. The process comprises heating a dye-carrying surface of a carrier medium to a temperature sufficient to cause a dye plume to be released from said dye-carrying surface. The process further comprises placing said dye-permeable fibres of the cosmetic applicator at a distance from said dye-carrying surface in the path of the released dye plume, thereby allowing said dye to penetrate and decorate said dye-permeable fibres. The dimensions and the density of the dye plume can be optimised by controlled air flow. In an embodiment, the process comprises decorating all of the dye-permeable fibres simultaneously. Alternatively, the process comprises decorating only a portion of the fibres, the portion being either radial sections around a core to which the fibres are fitted, or longitudinal sections along the length of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Ed Crutchley, Sylvain Gourmet, Nicholas Thorne
  • Patent number: 7848841
    Abstract: Customers obtain customized textile materials by selecting style, shape, size, pattern and color for an undyed textile product. Based on a selection made by the customer, the textile product is transformed by a dyeing operation performed on a single item to yield a product, such as a shirt, pants, or jacket, which has a color and pattern of his or her own choosing, in the size and style he or she desires. The process can be performed in a retail setting using a dye machine which allows the process to be viewed by the customer. Preferably, the textile material is constructed from yarns which include cationic cotton alone or in combination with natural cotton or other natural or synthetic fibers, and using anionic dyes, such as a fiber reactive dye, such that the dye is exhausted during the process and effluent from the dye machine is environmentally friendly without excess dye, salts, and alkalis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tintoria Piana US, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Piana, Sang-Hoon Lim, Andy Hollis
  • Patent number: 7846214
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing carpet provides for an old art dyeing effect. Specifically, acid and cationic dyes are provided in a solution to a carpet tufted with cationic and acid dye fibers. The carpet is preferably tufted in such a way that there is a relative scarcity of one of the cationic and acid dye fibers at a first width. An abundance of the other dye accumulates in higher concentration than in surrounding areas at the first width. This higher concentration tends to diffuse and/or be moved by other mechanisms to the surrounding areas or widths where the dye attaches to appropriate contacts. This creates at least one of the dark band, a fade and/or a old art dye effect at that location. By precisely controlling the carpet fiber location at the upper surface, the dye solution and the dyeing process, fades and other process can be precisely controlled for repeatable performance as has not been experienced in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Product Concepts Residential, LLC
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20100132135
    Abstract: Reactive dyes of formula (I), wherein D is a radical of formulae (II, IV, VI) or (VII), R1 is hydrogen, acetyl, sulfo, ?,?-dibromopropionylamino, ?-bromoacryloylamino, ?-chlomethylsulfonylbutyrylamino, ?-sulfatoethylsulfonylbutyrylamino or vinylsulfonylbutyrylamino, R2 is methyl or methoxy, X is halogen, Y is vinyl or ?-sulfatoethyl and Z is hydroxy, vinyl or ?-sulfatoethyl, are suitable especially for dyeing cotton and yield dyeings having good all-round fastness properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Georg Roentgen, Dragana Djokic, Laszlo Fekete
  • Patent number: 7678159
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing carpet provides for an old art dyeing effect. Specifically, acid and cationic dyes are provided in a solution to a carpet tufted with cationic and acid dye fibers. The carpet is preferably tufted in such a way that there is a relative scarcity of one of the cationic and acid dye fibers at a first width. An abundance of the other dye accumulates in higher concentration than in surrounding areas at the first width. This higher concentration tends to diffuse and/or be moved by other mechanisms to the surrounding areas or widths where the dye attaches to appropriate contacts. This creates at least one of the dark band, a fade and/or a old art dye effect at that location. By precisely controlling the carpet fiber location at the upper surface, the dye solution and the dyeing process, fades and other process can be precisely controlled for repeatable performance as has not been experienced in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Product Concepts Residential, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 7674302
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing carpet provides for an old art dyeing effect. Specifically, acid and cationic dyes are provided in a solution to a carpet tufted with cationic and acid dye fibers. The carpet is preferably tufted in such a way that there is a relative scarcity of one of the cationic and acid dye fibers at a first width. An abundance of the other dye accumulates in higher concentration than in surrounding areas at the first width. This higher concentration tends to diffuse and/or be moved by other mechanisms to the surrounding areas or widths where the dye attaches to appropriate contacts. This creates at least one of the dark band, a fade and/or a old art dye effect at that location. By precisely controlling the carpet fiber location at the upper surface, the dye solution and the dyeing process, fades and other process can be precisely controlled for repeatable performance as has not been experienced in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Product Concepts Residential, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 7674301
    Abstract: Yarns and fabrics formed from such yarns incorporating an arrangement of discrete zones of variable heat treat history thereby imparting differential dye affinity and structural character at discrete zones along the yarn length are described. The differential dye affinity permits variable shading along the yarn length when the yarn is subjected to a dye bath. Processes and equipment for manufacturing such yarns are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Saul Brown, William M Pascoe
  • Patent number: 7670387
    Abstract: The invention relates to a synthetic fiber fabric having translucent printing (dyeing) patterns thereon. The invention also relates to a process for producing a synthetic fiber fabric having translucent printing (dyeing) patterns thereon, which includes a printing step prior to an etching step, wherein the printing step includes printing a paste for dyeing and/or printing containing a transparent printing developer onto a surface of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Chin Chen
  • Patent number: 7651540
    Abstract: A method of producing a multicolored textured carpet comprises blending a polyamide polymer and a color pigment to form a melt blend, extrusion spinning the melt blend to form pigmented polyamide yarns, tufting (1) the pigmented polyamide yarns and (2) white dyeable polyamide yarns into a carpet, and overdyeing the carpet with an amount of acid dye sufficient to produce the multicolored textured carpet. The color pigment and the acid dye are selected to provide desired multicolored effect in the carpet. The multicolored textured carpet having deeper color and dye light fastness is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: INVISTA Technologies S.A.R.l.
    Inventor: Sundar Mohan Rao
  • Patent number: 7517819
    Abstract: A method of making fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics by virtue of having been treated with different chemical treatments is described. In addition, fabrics having first and second surfaces that exhibit different performance characteristics, such as one surface exhibiting oil and water repellency and optionally, soil release characteristics, and the opposite surface exhibits moisture transport characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: David S. Klutz, William C. Kimbrell, Dale R. Williams
  • Patent number: 7503940
    Abstract: Methods for spot-dyeing a damaged area on a textile employing a selected color loss filter and utilizing at least one of a primary color dye. In one embodiment, the method can include the following: inspecting the damaged area through the selected color loss filter; determining whether a primary color is missing from the damaged area by being able to view the damaged area through the selected color loss filter to, thereby, confirm that the primary color is missing from the damaged area; and applying at least one of a primary color dye, corresponding to the selected color loss filter, to the damaged area, while viewing the damaged area through the color loss filter, until the damaged area is substantially invisible through the color loss filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Donaldson, Edward E. Durrant
  • Publication number: 20090064424
    Abstract: A masking sheet which is composed of a laminated composite sheet of a water-soluble film and a support made of water-soluble fibers. The masking sheet is used to prevent the migration of dye during a transfer dyeing through embroidery stitches in the production of embroidered fabrics which includes a step of piece-dyeing embroidered patterns using a transfer paper. The masking sheet is easily removed by dissolution in water. Therefore, the masking sheet is suitable for producing embroidered fabrics with good touch which have embroidery patterns with dear color and distinct profile even when the colored patterns are intricate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Kuraray Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Junya Ide, Suguru Mizuki, Keisuke Takishima, Hideki Kamada, Junichi Sugino
  • Publication number: 20080120794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for creating patterns on dyed materials (1), comprising the following steps: a continuous length of a dyed material (1) of a predetermined width is transported on a support element (2) in a machine direction with a selected web speed; at least one jet distributor is provided above the dyed material (1) that is transported on the support element (2), said distributor producing columns or bars of fluid jets (4), which are produced with a selected distributor pressure and spray onto the opposing face of the dyed material (1) that is transported on the support element (2); the fluid jets (4) strike the opposing face of the dyed material (1) whilst the latter is transported on the support element (2) in the direction of the machine; the fluid jets (4) traverse the defined openings (6) of a template (5) before striking the opposing face of the dyed material (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Jurgen Heller, Ullrich Munstermann
  • Publication number: 20080092309
    Abstract: This invention pertains to inkjet printing on fabric and to a pretreatment solution for the fabric that allows high quality printing thereon. The aqueous pretreatment solution/emulsion comprises a nonionic latex polymer and a multivalent cationic salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Scott W. Ellis, Xiaoqing Li
  • Patent number: 7331998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous liquid formulations comprising 5-25% by weight of a dye composition comprising 70-95% by weight of a dye obtainable by reduction or thermal treatment of Direct Yellow 11 1-30% by weight of a blue direct dye and 0-20% by weight of a red direct dye (all based on the dye composition) 1-15% by weight of a saturated, cyclic or acyclic water-soluble amine comprising a primary, secondary or tertiary amino group and at least one further functional group selected from primary, secondary and tertiary amino groups, OH groups and ether groups, and 1-30% by weight of urea based on the total weight of the aqueous liquid formulation, wherein the total amount of water-soluble amine and urea does not exceed 40% by weight, and also their use for dyeing cellulose material especially paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Decker, Gero Nordmann, Ingo Klopp, Gunter-Rudolf Schroeder, Helmut Reichelt, Christoph Bomba
  • Patent number: 7315043
    Abstract: A method for forming an organic semiconductor film, comprising applying to a base material a bicyclo compound and inducing a retro-Diels-Alder reaction in the bicyclo compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishikawa, Teigo Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Hidemitsu Uno, Noboru Ono
  • Patent number: 7211120
    Abstract: A method for forming a pattern of an organic semiconductor film comprises applying at least a bicyclo compound onto a base material, the bicyclo compound being converted to an organic semiconductor on the base material through retro-Diels-Alder reaction which removes a part of the bicyclo skeleton to allow extension of pi electron system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishikawa, Teigo Sakakibara, Daisuke Miura, Hidemitsu Uno, Noboru Ono
  • Patent number: 7074245
    Abstract: A modified regenerated cellulose fiber which enables dyeing in different colors by combining the modified regenerated cellulose fiber and other fibers by means of mixed spinning or union knitting/weaving. The modified regenerated cellulose fiber can be obtained by adding 0.5–3.0% by weight of a grounder of naphthol dye to the regenerated cellulose fiber in a matrix of the regenerated cellulose fiber, the grounder being selected from the group having a medium to high level of affinity to the regenerated cellulose fiber. A variety of dyed fiber products can be obtained by treating yarn or knitted/woven fabric made of the above modified regenerated cellulose fiber with a developer of naphthol dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Spinning Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuo Kurahashi, Masatoshi Kudou, Hiroaki Tanibe, Koji Ando
  • Patent number: 7037346
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having multiphase fluorochemical and a cationic material. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel T. McBride, William C. Kimbrell, Kirkland W. Vogt
  • Patent number: 7014665
    Abstract: A dyed substrate having at least one dyed surface. At least one dye solution is disposed across at least a portion of the surface in combination with a migration promoting composition and/or a migration limiting composition. The migration promoting composition and/or migration limiting composition adjusts the migration of at least a portion of the dye solution across the substrate in a controlled manner. Dye migration may be arrested by the application of RF (radio frequency) energy as a step in dye fixation. A process for forming the dyed substrate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Peter K. Kang, Daniel T. McBride, Anthony R. Chambers, Edwin L. Hersey, Jon L. Williamson, Richard L. Kilpatrick, Cleatus D. Little, Randy G. Meeks
  • Patent number: 6989037
    Abstract: Refurbishing and/or renewing cut or loop pile carpet products including carpet tiles by passing the product under a high pressure water or liquid dispensing head projecting a stream of water against the subject product at a pressure in the range of 100-2000 p.s.i.g. Improvements to such methods include adding a polymer backing layer to the tile, pre-bulking the face yarns, and/or chemically treating the face yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Robert S Brown, Kenneth B Higgins
  • Patent number: 6936075
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having cationic and repellant properties, thereby accepting an image thereon more readily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken
    Inventors: Kirkland W. Vogt, Kimberly C. Gillis, Daniel T. McBride, John A. Soltis, William T. Sims
  • Patent number: 6936076
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having a multiphase fluorochemical, a cationic material, and a sorbant polymer. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel McBride, William Kimbrell, Kirkland Vogt
  • Patent number: 6878171
    Abstract: A method of forming a distinct pattern in an article of apparel formed of fabric, including the steps of: impregnating a viscous blocking agent into the fabric of the article of apparel in the distinct pattern; treating at least a portion of fabric surrounding the blocking agent in the distinct pattern to alter a color of the portion of fabric surrounding the blocking agent; and removing substantially all of the blocking agent from the article of apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Scott Ball
  • Patent number: 6821303
    Abstract: A method for Batik art involves the use of pressure through a stylus to transfer wax from a transfer sheet onto a receiving base or substrate. Following transfer to the substrate or base, the areas between the wax may be painted such as with water colors, after which the transferred wax may be removed if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Scratch-Art Company
    Inventor: Nathan Polsky
  • Patent number: 6821304
    Abstract: The present invention simplifies the complicated dyeing process using a naphthol dye, and provides a modified regenerated cellulose fiber which enables dyeing in different colors by combining the modified regenerated cellulose fiber and other fibers by means of mixed spinning or union knitting/weaving. A modified regenerated cellulose fiber can be obtained by containing 0.5-3.0% by weight of a grounder of naphthol dye to the regenerated cellulose fiber in a matrix consisting of the regenerated cellulose fiber, wherein the grounder is selected from the group having a medium to high level of affinity to the regenerated cellulose fiber. A variety of dyed fiber products can be obtained by treating yarn or knitted/woven fabric made of the above modified regenerated cellulose fiber with a developer of naphthol dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fuji Spinning Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuo Kurahashi, Masatoshi Kudou, Hiroaki Tanibe, Koji Ando
  • Publication number: 20040177454
    Abstract: A method of dyeing a fabric is provided. The method includes removing folds from the fabric, spraying a dye on a first side of the fabric, and exposing the fabric to a migration and fixation process prior to the dye drying on the first side so that the dye migrates from the first side to a second side of the fabric and reacts with and affixes to a component of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: SARA LEE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin Bentham
  • Publication number: 20040172773
    Abstract: A dyed substrate having at least one dyed surface. At least one dye solution is disposed across at least a portion of the surface in combination with a migration promoting composition and/or a migration limiting composition. The migration promoting composition and/or migration limiting composition adjusts the migration of at least a portion of the dye solution across the substrate in a controlled manner. Dye migration may be arrested by the application of RF (radio frequency) energy as a step in dye fixation. A process for forming the dyed substrate is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Peter K. Kang, Daniel T. McBride, Anthony R. Chambers, Edwin L. Hersey, Jon L. Williamson, Richard L. Kilpatrick, Cleatus D. Little, Randy G. Meeks
  • Patent number: 6759354
    Abstract: A dyed fabric, and apparel constructed therefrom, that has a high degree of colorfastness and a soft hand, formed by the process comprising the steps of applying dyestuffs directly to a polyester fabric that has been pre-treated with a wicking agent, and fixing the dyestuffs to the fabric by heating the fabric at between about 350 degrees Fahrenheit for between about 90 and 120 seconds, whereby the finished fabric has a crocking index of at least 4.0, and a soft hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Intex Corporation
    Inventors: Garnett H. Smith, James E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 6752841
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for using thickening agents with specific properties in connection with the automated pixel-wise patterning of textile substrates using liquid dyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Peter K. Kang, Anthony R. Chambers, Edwin Hersey, Daniel T McBride
  • Patent number: 6749641
    Abstract: A textile coated with a coating having a multiphase fluorochemical, an organic cationic material, and a sorbant polymer. A printed image is subsequently placed on the coated textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Cates, Daniel MaBride, William Carl Kimbrell, Jr., Kirkland Vogt
  • Publication number: 20040088803
    Abstract: A method for Batik art involves the use of pressure through a stylus to transfer wax from a transfer sheet onto a receiving base or substrate. Following transfer to the substrate or base, the areas between the wax may be painted such as with water colors, after which the transferred wax may be removed if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Nathan Polsky
  • Publication number: 20040068806
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for using thickening agents with specific properties in connection with the automated pixel-wise patterning of textile substrates using liquid dyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Peter K. Kang, Anthony R. Chambers, Edwin Hersey, Daniel T. McBride
  • Publication number: 20030207071
    Abstract: A textile substrate such as patterned carpet for coordinating with other flooring is provided. The substrate includes a multi-colored pattern produced by a process for coloring substrates, using the application of liquid colorants, in which the assignment of color is done on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and corresponding products. Relatively large areas of a substrate may be given the appearance of being uniformly colored by successively replicating or tiling a group of individually colored pixels comprising a repeating unit (i.e., a superpixel) across the substrate surface. The repeating unit is constructed in such a way that if a colorant application error develops, causing one or more pixels within the repeating unit to be colored incorrectly or incompletely, the overall arrangement of the pixels within the repeating unit will render such error less visually apparent when viewed on the substrate. A display rug having a plurality of areas of different patterns, colors or shades is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Robin R. Beistline, Eric A. Dunkelberg, Jonathan C. McCay, Lisa R. Bailey, Richard W. Stoyles, Lou H. Webster, John K. Gurr
  • Publication number: 20030190853
    Abstract: The chambray fabric of the present invention is comprised of a warp of one type of yarn and a filling of a second type of yarn, one yarn type being comprised of cellulosic fibers and the second yarn type being comprised of synthetic fibers. The yarns are first woven into a greige fabric that is then preferentially dyed to achieve the desired chambray appearance. In a preferred embodiment, the warp yarns are polyester and the filling yarns are cotton, with the polyester being preferentially dyed. The process described herein results in greater production efficiency and ease of manufacture and produces a fabric having superior characteristics in terms of stretch, strength, and tear resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: SCOTT A. LOVINGOOD
  • Patent number: 6616711
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for printing hydrophobic fiber materials with disperse dyes, which comprises 1) dyeing or printing the fiber materials overall with a disperse dye, and 2) printing the fiber materials in areas with a printing paste, which comprises as component (A), at least one cationic assistant, as component (B), at least one polyethylene glycol, as component (C), at least one nonionogenic detergent and, optionally, as component (D), at least one disperse dye, it being possible for steps 1) and 2) to be carried out in any sequence and for step 2) to be carried out repeatedly without using any dye, or using different dyes, and, if necessary, drying the fiber material thus treated and then fixing the dye on the fiber material by heat treatment. The novel process affords multicolored prints having sharp contours and very good fastness to hot light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Ciba Speciality Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Känzig, Claudius Brinkmann
  • Patent number: 6589297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to textile spun-dyed fiber material comprising synthetic fibers or mixtures of cellulosic and synthetic fibers for producing military camouflage articles, wherein the synthetic fiber fraction is spun-dyed with a dye having a chlorophyll-like reflectance in the IR region, and to its use for producing military camouflage print articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Dystar Textilfarben GmbH & Co Deutschland KG
    Inventors: Horst Roland Mach, Guido Krabbe
  • Publication number: 20030093868
    Abstract: A process for dyeing garments, to create a three-dimensional effect for ready-to-wear garments, through which a special effect was applied to the garment surfaces. The process includes pretreatment, dyeing, oxidation, saponification, treatment for special effect, and softening stage. The substances used therein include dyes (DIRESUL/SODYESUL), wetting agent, soda ash, reductant, oxidant, acetic acid, detergent, aqueous enzyme solution, enzyme powder, softener, and siloxane, etc. The garments treated by the dyeing process present a stereoscopic impression, bright color and cozy hand feel, and tender and smooth touches, the surface of which has a glittering and light reflecting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Jane & Jone International Company Limited.
    Inventor: Chin Chung Ngai
  • Publication number: 20030061669
    Abstract: A method of dyeing a textile product to achieve a desired appearance effect including the steps of applying an aqueous pretreatment composition of epoxy ammonium salt, caustic and wetting agent to a textile product in a selected manner to achieve a desired coverage of the pretreatment composition to the textile product, drying the textile product, dyeing the textile product to achieve an appearance effect corresponding to the selected manner of application of the pretreatment composition to the textile product. According to one preferred embodiment of the invention, the step of applying the pretreatment composition to the product is selected from the group of application methods which includes padding, spraying, brushing, dripping, writing and roller printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventor: On Kat Tsui
  • Patent number: 6500214
    Abstract: Camouflage covering fabricated by the method of attaching dyed jute strands to netting, wherein the netting is placed over an individual or object to be camouflaged. The covering may be formed as an integral garment, such as a hooded poncho, or may be attached to clothing such as a battle dress uniform (BDU) to form a ghillie suit. The covering may be draped over an object such as a weapon, vehicle, equipment, or supplies. The present invention allows for quick, cost-effective creation of realistic three-dimensional camouflage coverings and apparel that are easily portable, naturally frayed in appearance, and securely assembled without the use of loops or snaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Todd A. Muirhead
  • Patent number: 6500215
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for treating textile materials with selected amine oxides in order to change the aesthetics and/or make the materials more receptive to dyes. In particular, the treatment causes cellulosic materials to become more cationic and thus more receptive to anionic dyes with or without stiffening. In a preferred embodiment, the process of the present invention is directed to treating fabrics containing cotton fibers but will work to a useful extent on wool, nylon and polyester. The process is carried out by contacting said fibers or fabric with selected amine oxide compositions. The amine oxide compositions can be padded onto the fabric or printed onto the fabric. If printed onto the fabric according to a particular design, the design then becomes visible on the fabric once dyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Sybron Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Login, Otto Bella, Calvin McIntosh Wicker, Jr., Lynn Hosie
  • Patent number: 6494925
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sculptured pile fabric having both a printed pattern and a sculpted surface of various pile heights. The fabric of the present invention has improved aesthetic qualities as compared with sculptured products of the prior art. This improved sculptured fabric is the result of a chemical sculpting method, in which the height of the pile surface is selectively reduced in a pattern configuration, and that is followed by an overall “dilute” dyeing process. This “dilute” dyeing process is similar to that used to “tea stain” textile products, wherein an overall hue is imparted to a textile by the use of a relatively dilute (low concentration) dyestuff. The resulting sculptured product has an appearance that emphasizes the sculptured areas, making the sculptured areas appear to have greater depth, especially when viewed at a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Mary T. Child, Frank W. Teaster, Ronald Magee
  • Patent number: 6494924
    Abstract: The dyes have an average particle size within the range from 5 nm to 1 &mgr;m and a variance of less than 50%. They are especially useful for ink-jet ink preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Helmut Auweter, Heribert Bohn, Robert Heger, Dieter Horn, Bernd Siegel, Karl Siemensmeyer
  • Publication number: 20020120990
    Abstract: A process for making a pattern according to intended design on cloth or clothing, particularly denim clothing, dyed with a colorant or a dye through decolorizing is provided. Fabric or clothing dyed with a colorant or a dye is impregnated with a substance forming an oxidized active species upon electrolysis and inserted between a pair of electrodes, and electricity is applied to the electrodes, whereby only a part where electricity is applied is selectively decolorized to make a pattern with gradated effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Katsushi Kunitou, Setsuaki Hongyou, Shingo Maeda, Kazuhiro Sayama, Hironori Arakawa