Braided Patents (Class 87/8)
  • Patent number: 11453964
    Abstract: A knitted component includes a first yarn and a second yarn, where the first yarn comprises a thermoplastic material having a melting temperature. The first yarn is used to create window openings of different shapes and sizes within the knitted component. This is achieved by using the first yarn to releasably secure adjacent edges of a window opening. The first yarn is then heated to release, at least in part, the first yarn from the edges of the window opening, allowing the edges to separate and thereby form a window opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas I. Schoppel, Shannon J. Basa
  • Patent number: 11357501
    Abstract: A braided filamentary device, in one embodiment, includes a substantially flat morphology having a length, a width, and a height, and a pick count of at least about 50 picks per inch. The filamentary device is adapted to maintain its width while under a tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Ross Callison, Kyle Craig Pilgeram
  • Patent number: 11346027
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming a tubular braid are disclosed herein. A braiding system configured in accordance with embodiments of the present technology can include, for example, an upper drive unit, a lower drive unit, a mandrel coaxial with the upper and lower drive units, and a plurality of tubes extending between the upper drive unit and the lower drive unit. Each tube can be configured to receive individual filaments for forming the tubular braid, and the upper drive unit and the lower drive unit can act against the tubes in synchronization to cross the filaments over and under one another to form the tubular braid on the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Inceptus Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 11202483
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to braided articles and methods for their manufacture. The braided articles may include articles of footwear having braided uppers. The braided uppers may include a base yarn and a high performance yarn. The high performance yarn may form a braided structure within the braided upper. The braided structure may be continuously braided to provide continuous support to a wearer's foot when the article of footwear is worn as intended, by a wearer. Additionally, the high performance yarn may be configured to exit the braided upper and re-enter the braided upper to form a plurality of arcuate loops along the throat area of the braided article of footwear for accommodating a lace for further adjustment of the fit of the article of footwear on the wearer's foot, when worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bruce, Eun Kyung Lee, James Y. Yoo, Chikao Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10260183
    Abstract: Methods for forming a tubular braid are described. The method for braiding includes providing a braiding mechanism including a disc, a mandrel, and a plurality of actuators. The disc defines a plane and a circumferential edge and the mandrel extends from a center of the disc. A plurality of filaments are loaded on the mandrel, each extending radially toward the circumferential edge and contacting the disc at a point of engagement. The plurality of actuators are operated to engage and move a first subset of filaments in a generally radial direction to a position beyond the circumferential edge. The disc or the engaged first subset are rotated relative to one another, thereby crossing the first subset over a second subset of filaments. The actuators are then operated to move the first subset to a radial position on the circumferential edge different from its previous point of engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sequent Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Marchand, John Nolting, Darrin J. Kent, Tan Q. Dinh, Hung P. Tran, James A. Milburn, James M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10132033
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope end which is spliced, whereby a loop is formed, comprising a rope end piece folded back in order to form the loop and a rope section leading to the loop, wherein a spliced area is provided in which the rope end piece is guided within the rope section leading to the loop, and wherein the rope is a core/sheath rope. The rope end according to the invention is characterized in that, in the rope end piece, part of the core, preferably the entire core, is removed in the spliced area, that a load-bearing sewing of the rope end piece to the rope section leading to the loop is provided in the spliced area and that a load-bearing sewing is provided in an area of the rope section leading to the loop which comprises part of the core, preferably the entire core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TEUFELBERGER GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Pavla Vandrovcova, Rene Mäser, Rudolf Kirth, Christopher Sidney Cowell
  • Patent number: 9528205
    Abstract: A braiding machine and methods of braiding are described. The braiding machine includes first and second annular members having inclined surfaces, the second annular member being concentric with the first annular member. The inclined surfaces are inclined at a non-zero angle formed between an axis of the outer ring and a horizontal axis that lies perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the mandrel. Each of the annular members has a plurality of tubular guide wires slideably mounted thereon and a plurality of wires extend from the mandrel through each of the tubular wire guides. One of the first and second annular members rotates circumferentially relative to the other. The first plurality of tubular wire guides slides radially inward so as to align with the second annular member, and the second plurality of tubular wire guides slides radially outward so as to align with the first annular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sequent Medical, Inc
    Inventors: James M Thompson, Brian J Cox, Robert Rosenbluth, Philippe Marchand, John Nolting, Darrin J Kent, Tan Q Dinh, Hung P Tran, James A Milburn
  • Patent number: 9381013
    Abstract: A method for coupling tissue with a flexible member including a tail and a self-locking construct coupled to the tail. The self-locking construct includes an adjustable first loop and an adjustable second loop coupled thereto. The method includes implanting an anchor in bone, the anchor slidably mounted to the tail. The tail is positioned relative to the tissue. An end of the tail is inserted through the first loop. The tail is passed through the first loop, the second loop is pulled into the anchor, and the self-locking construct is positioned relative to the tissue. The self-locking construct is tightened against the tissue by pulling on an end of the self-locking construct. The first loop is tightened onto the second loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Norton
  • Patent number: 9370350
    Abstract: A flexible member for coupling tissue. The flexible member includes a tail and a self-locking construct. The tail includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The tail defines a tail passageway proximate to the second end. The self-locking construct includes an adjustable first loop and an adjustable second loop. The second loop is slidably threaded through the tail passageway defined by the tail. The self-locking construct is configured such that passing the tail through the first loop so that the second loop extends into the first loop forms a tissue capture region defined by the self-locking construct. The tail passageway defines a locking member configured to secure the second loop to the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Norton
  • Patent number: 9357992
    Abstract: A method for coupling tissue with a flexible member including a tail and a self-locking construct coupled to the tail. The self-locking construct includes a first loop and an adjustable second loop coupled thereto. The method includes implanting an anchor in bone. The anchor is slidably mounted to the tail. The tail is positioned relative to the tissue. An end of the tail is inserted through the first loop. The tail is passed through the first loop. The second loop is pulled into the anchor. The self-locking construct is positioned relative to the tissue. The self-locking construct is tightened against the tissue by pulling on an end of the self-locking construct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham, Daniel Norton
  • Patent number: 9340925
    Abstract: A rope structure or method of forming a rope structure comprises a rope comprising a plurality of strands. The rope comprises first and second splice locations, an eye region between the first and second splice locations, and a main region. The main region of the rope is located adjacent to the first splice location and in an opposite direction along the rope from the eye region. At least one of the strands is a selected strand. An extracted portion of the at least one selected strand is extracted from the rope and inserted into the rope such that a bridge portion of the at least one selected strand extends between the first and second splice locations and a diameter of the rope is substantially consistent in the main region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Samson Rope Technologies
    Inventors: Greg Z. Mozsgai, Dustin S. Heins, Chia-te Chou
  • Patent number: 9314241
    Abstract: A flexible member for coupling tissue. The flexible member includes a tail and a self-locking construct. The tail includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The tail defines a tail passageway proximate to the second end. The self-locking construct includes a first loop and an adjustable second loop. The second loop is slidably threaded through the tail passageway defined by the tail. The self-locking construct is configured such that passing the tail through the first loop so that the second loop extends into the first loop forms a tissue capture region defined by the self-locking construct. The tail passageway defined by the tail defines a locking member configured to secure the second loop to the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Gregory J. Denham, Daniel Norton
  • Patent number: 9188230
    Abstract: A gland packing is braided in a state where, in crossing angles of yarns which are exposed on four side surfaces of a string-like member, crossing angles in adjacent side surfaces of the four side surfaces are different from ch other. The string-like member is looped so that the crossing angle on the side surface in the four side surfaces, the side surface being to function as an inner circumferential surface, is larger than the crossing angles on side surfaces which are to function as side circumferential surfaces adjacent to the inner circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawasaki, Hiroki Hayashi, Koichi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 9145280
    Abstract: A system for applying a tensile load, the system having: a length of continuous synthetic rope having first and second bitter ends; the continuous synthetic rope being woven with itself to create a sling; the first and second bitter ends of the rope being capable of moving relative to each other and the sling. The system may be configured such that movement of the bitter ends relative to the sling or each other is observable or measurable. Systems may be slings that provide a plurality of wraps of a continuous synthetic rope having loops at opposing ends; the plurality of wraps of continuous synthetic rope having at least three parts and being woven such that the resulting woven sling has at least three picks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Yale Cordage Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Yale, Richard W. Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9145639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rope end which is spliced, whereby a loop is formed, comprising a rope end piece folded back in order to form the loop and a rope section leading to the loop, wherein a spliced area is provided in which the rope end piece is guided within the rope section leading to the loop, and wherein the rope is a core/sheath rope. The rope end according to the invention is characterized in that, in the rope end piece, part of the core, preferably the entire core, is removed in the spliced area, that a load-bearing sewing of the rope end piece to the rope section leading to the loop is provided in the spliced area and that a load-bearing sewing is provided in an area of the rope section leading to the loop which comprises part of the core, preferably the entire core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: TEUFELBERGER GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Pavla Vandrovcova, Rene Mäser, Rudolf Kirth, Christopher Sidney Cowell
  • Publication number: 20150143981
    Abstract: A cord material suitable for use in lined textile structures with a gliding component includes a plurality of uniform strands, and a deviant strand. The deviant strand is different from the uniform strands in some characteristic affecting aerodynamic or hydrodynamic properties of the cord, such as size or surface properties. Each uniform strand can have a substantially equal cross section area, while the deviant strand has a cross section area at least five times greater than one of the uniform strands. The strands can be braided or woven together. A major benefit of the material can be that vibration induced drag is significantly reduced or eliminated in lines made with the material. Another advantage is that lines made from the material can have more consistent, predictable line drag, which can improve the quality of handling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: A-Z Chuteworks LLC
    Inventor: Garrett Storm Dunker
  • Publication number: 20150056256
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of spider silk filament for use as a thread or composition in the manufacture of cosmetic, medical, textile, and industrial applications, wherein the spider silk filament, derived from genetically modified organisms, is treated with at least one component selected from the group consisting of vitamins, hormones, antioxidants, chelating agents, antibiotics, preserving agents, fragrances, dyes, pigments, magnetic nanoparticles, nanocrystals, cell adhesion enhancers, thermal insulators, shrinkage agents and cosmetic, medical or dermatological active substances. Textile fabrics obtained by this method are stronger, bio-compatible, bio-degradable and have a higher thermal conductivity. Treated spider silk filament can also be applied in an oil-in-water or water-in-oil protective cream that is hypoallergenic and ensures a firmer skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Jalila ESSAIDI
  • Publication number: 20150056388
    Abstract: A protective textile sleeve having enhanced end fray resistance and being adapted to be bonded to an elongate member extending therethrough, and method of construction thereof, are provided. The sleeve has a wall with a cavity bounded by an innermost surface extending between opposite open ends. A first material, including a hot melt adhesive material, facilitating bonding the wall to an outer surface of an elongate member extending therethrough, is bonded to the wall immediately adjacent the opposite ends, and a second material, facilitating prevention of end fray of the wall ends, including an elastomeric material is bonded to the wall immediately adjacent the opposite ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shozo Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20150056449
    Abstract: Preforms for open structured (lattice) composite tubular members manufactured from large (i.e. high filament count) prepreg yarns on a conventional maypole braiding machine, and subsequently cured to produce fiber reinforced composites of high strength and light weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Roy M. Broughton, JR., David J. Branscomb, David G. Beale
  • Publication number: 20150040746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a core-sheath rope (1), comprising an outer sheath (3) provided in the form of a hollow braid and an inner sheath (4) provided in the form of a hollow braid, wherein thread changes between threads (41, 42) of the inner sheath (4) and threads (31, 32) of the outer sheath (3) and/or enlacements between threads (41, 42) of the inner sheath (4) and threads (31, 32) of the outer sheath (3) are provided in certain places (5, 6). The rope according to the invention is characterized in that bridge threads (51, 61) extending in the longitudinal direction of the rope are provided in the places of the thread changes and/or enlacements, with the threads of the outer sheath and the inner sheath, respectively, which change from the inside to the outside and from the outside to the inside, respectively, being guided around those bridge threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEUFELBERGER GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventors: Rudolf Kirth, Klaus Hemmers, Uwe Künzel, Rene Mäser, Susanna Schiemer
  • Publication number: 20150045831
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for making surgical braids, the apparatuses and methods having active and passive tracks. Additionally, various embodiments of surgical braids having changing patterns of traces, alternating colors, alternating cores, and tubular and flat sections, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: EverestMedica LLC
    Inventor: BROCK P. ALLEN
  • Publication number: 20150041172
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a cable designed to minimize values for resistance, inductance, and capacitance, without the trade-offs of typical designs. The cable includes a plurality of conductors for each signal or leg, which may be configured as a braid of three subsets of braids of bonded pairs of insulated conductors. The bonded pairs may be twisted or untwisted, in close proximity such that inductance is reduced via magnetic field cancellation. Each leg may be separate and parallel, rather than interwoven or braided together, increasing the distance between the two signals and reducing capacitance. The legs may be positioned close to each other, such that their magnetic fields cancel to further reduce inductance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: GALEN MARK GAREIS
  • Publication number: 20150021051
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved tension member or slickline used in wellbore intervention operations. One exemplary tension member includes a first portion comprising a metallic material and having a distal end, a second portion comprising a non-metallic material and having a proximal end, and a joint coupling the proximal end of the second portion to the distal end of the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, David Larimore
  • Publication number: 20150024202
    Abstract: A stiffening thread for use in increasing the durability of a crease in a panel of fabric comprises at least one ply of thermofusible material having a melting point between 75° C. and 125° C. and at least one carrier ply of material which is not thermofusible, having a melting point above 125° C., wherein the at least one thermofusible ply is a monofilament thermofusible ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Kenneth SMITH
  • 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: 20140363672
    Abstract: Biocompatible coatings and spin finishes that can be applied to polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers, and medical devices made from PHA polymers, have been developed. The coatings impart good lubricity to PHA polymers, particularly to fibers and braids made from these materials, making the coatings ideal for use on medical devices such as PHA braided sutures. The spin finishes can be applied to PHA fibers to facilitate their manufacture, and also for their conversion to other products, including medical textiles. The spin finishes serve to protect multifilament fiber bundles, and keep them intact following extrusion, and also to impart lubricity to the fiber bundles and monofilament fibers so that they are not damaged in subsequent processing steps particularly in textile processing. The coating reduces tissue drag of, for example, braided sutures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Tepha, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Martin, Said Rizk, Jon I. Montcrieff, Dennis W. Connelly
  • Publication number: 20140352523
    Abstract: A braiding machine for that produces three-dimensional braided matrices with a suitable pore structure for even and random distribution and in-growth of cells for tissue growth and repair is described herein. Methods for making three-dimensional matrices with controlled thicknesses and porosity and the resulting matrices are also described. The machine contains curved arches that hold the plurality of carriers. At least two of the arches are moveable in a side-to-side direction. Additionally, a controlled pushing mechanism pushes the carriers up and down the slots in the arches. These motions allow one to form three-dimensional braided matrices that provide sufficient porosity and mechanical support for tissue growth and repair in a variety of sites in the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick W. Duke, Joseph W. Reilly
  • Patent number: 8893603
    Abstract: An electrical device such as a headset may have a cable. Wires in the cable may be used to connect speakers in the headset to a connector such as an audio jack. The cable may have a tubular intertwined cable cover that covers the wires. Computer-controlled servo motors in fiber intertwining equipment may be adjusted in real time so that intertwined attributes such as intertwining density and intertwining tension are varied as a function of length along the intertwined cable cover. The fiber intertwining equipment may make these variations to locally increase the strength of the intertwined cable cover and the cable in the vicinity of a bifurcation in the cable and in the vicinity of the portion of the cable that terminates at the audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Weber, Jonathan S. Aase
  • Patent number: 8881635
    Abstract: A textile yarn includes a first segment and a second segment. The first segment includes a plurality of first strands and has a substantially constant first denier. The second segment includes a plurality of second strands integrated together and has a substantially constant second denier. There are more second strands in the second segment than first strands in the first segment such that the second denier is greater than the first denier. A first portion of the plurality of second strands is made from a first plurality of yarn elements that extend through the first and second segments. A second portion of the plurality of second strands is made from a second plurality of yarn elements present in the second segment and not the first segment. The yarn elements in the second plurality of yarn elements terminate in a transition zone between the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Syntorr Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel L. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140326849
    Abstract: A mechanical structure is provided with a crystalline superelastic alloy that is characterized by an average grain size and that exhibits a martensitic phase transformation resulting from a mechanical stress input greater than a characteristic first critical stress. A configuration of the superelastic alloy is provided with a geometric structural feature of the alloy that has an extent that is no greater than about 200 micrometers and that is no larger than the average grain size of the alloy. This geometric feature undergoes the martensitic transformation without intergranular fracture of the geometric feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Christopher A. Schuh, Jose M. San Juan, Ying Chen
  • Patent number: 8877661
    Abstract: Energy-absorbing textile structure, in particular for use in vehicle construction, which has high-tensile yarns for absorbing force, is formed by a braided fabric (2) with standing ends (3) in the force input direction and in that the textile structure has at least one region (4) with local modification of the fiber structure (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz-Jürgen Kümpers, Olaf Rüger, Hanno Pfitzer
  • Publication number: 20140303745
    Abstract: A support structure implant for location within a bone cavity to support the bone which defines the cavity is formed from wires by braiding in a machine direction from a first end of the structure towards an opposite second end. The wires are formed into loops at the first end of the structure so that two lengths of wire extend away from each loop and are formed into the braid. Each of the wires which is formed into the braid is held at the second end of the structure in a clamp. The clamp is provided by a support ring and a clamp ring which is formed from a shape memory alloy which can shrink to clamp the wires against the support ring when heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: JAMES ANDERSON, IVAN GREEN, GARY MOORE
  • Publication number: 20140283671
    Abstract: A three dimensional braid includes a plurality of first plaits adjacent one another oriented in a first direction and a plurality of second plaits adjacent one another oriented in a transverse second direction intertwined forming a braid with each first plait intersecting each of the plurality of second plaits in succession. Each first plait includes a first group of tows and a second group of tows, each of the tows in the first group of tows corresponding to one of the tows in the second group of tows in pairs of first plait tows. Each second plait includes a plurality of tows. For each first plait, one of the first plait pairs crosses over a subset of second plait tows at each intersection of the first plait and successive second plaits forming a series of braid points along the first plait.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew A. Head, Victor M. Ivers, Samuel P. Ivers
  • Publication number: 20140260927
    Abstract: A rope structure is formed by forming a sub-rope structure comprising a core and a jacket, twisting the sub-rope structure to form a twisted sub-rope structure, and forming the rope structure by braiding together a plurality of lengths of the twisted sub-rope structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSON ROPE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Samson Rope Technologies
  • Patent number: 8832992
    Abstract: A yarn object which, even though made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, can be satisfactorily prevented from color fading caused by contact with other objects or the like, can be produced easily at low cast, and can maintain high strength. The yarn object is colored with a colorant. The yarn object includes a core yarn 2 colored with a predetermined colorant and an outer-layer yarn 3 disposed on the periphery of the core yarn. The outer-layer yarn 3 is disposed in such a manner that the core yarn 2 is prevented from contacting with other objects. The outer-layer yarn 3 includes a transparent filament and a space 4 is formed between the outer-layer yarns 3. The color applied to the core yarn 2 is externally visible through the transparent outer-layer yarn 3 and the space therebetween 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yoz-Ami Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakanishi
  • Publication number: 20140248331
    Abstract: Absorbable polyester fibers, braids, and surgical meshes with prolonged strength retention have been developed. These devices are preferably derived from biocompatible copolymers or homopolymers of 4-hydroxybutyrate. These devices provide a wider range of in vivo strength retention properties than are currently available, and could offer additional benefits such as anti-adhesion properties, reduced risks of infection or other post-operative problems resulting from absorption and eventual elimination of the device, and competitive cost. The devices may also be particularly suitable for use in pediatric populations where their absorption should not hinder growth, and provide in all patient populations wound healing with long-term mechanical stability. The devices may additionally be combined with autologous, allogenic and/or xenogenic tissues to provide implants with improved mechanical, biological and handling properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: David P. Martin, Said Rizk, Ajay Ahuja, Simon F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140230634
    Abstract: A reinforced fiber/resin fiber composite is provided in which the ratio and arrangement of a long fiber and a thermoplastic resin fiber included in an intermediate material are accurately controlled to simultaneously provide good impregnation characteristics of the long fiber and good interfacial characteristics between the long fiber and the thermoplastic resin. A reinforced fiber/resin fiber composite (50) is provided which is an intermediate material for a long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin structure. The reinforced fiber (15) is a long fiber extending in a longitudinal direction. The resin fiber (25) includes at least two thermoplastic resin fibers. The at least two thermoplastic resin fibers are arranged around the reinforced fiber (15) to surround the reinforced fiber (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Asami Nakai
  • Patent number: 8789452
    Abstract: Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures and hypotubes include solder. Woven structures include patterns of radiopaque filaments measurable under x-ray. Structures are heat treated to include at least shapes at different temperatures. A catheter includes a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Heat treating systems include a detachable flange. Laser cutting systems include a fluid flow system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Insera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vallabh Janardhan, Vikram Janardhan
  • Patent number: 8783151
    Abstract: Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures and hypotubes include solder. Woven structures include patterns of radiopaque filaments measureable under x-ray. Structures are heat treated to include at least shapes at different temperatures. A catheter includes a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Heat treating systems include a detachable flange. Laser cutting systems include a fluid flow system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Insera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vallabh Janardhan, Vikram Janardhan
  • Publication number: 20140157973
    Abstract: A braided rope, and in particular to a braided rope used in water sports that blends various fibers to create a low stretch economical rope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas PLANTE
  • Publication number: 20140079895
    Abstract: A preform sheet for a composite component comprises a body section and a flange section. The preform body section includes a plurality of axial tows braided with at least a plurality of first bias tows and a plurality of second bias tows. The preform flange section includes a first braided flange layer and a second braided flange layer. The first braided flange layer is defined by the first and second braided bias tows of the preform body section extending into the flange section. Neither the first nor second braided flange layers have axial tows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry Foster, Darin S. Lussier
  • 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: 20140033906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tow warp construction and a process for forming such tow warp construction where such tow warp construction has a longer life span, that is retains its useful dimensions and characteristics longer than known tow warp constructions and consequently has a longer useful life span than known tow warp constructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: HAMPIDJAN HF.
    Inventor: Hjortur Erlendsson
  • Publication number: 20140011414
    Abstract: A composite laminate for use on an external part of an aerospace vehicle has improved ultraviolet resistance and resistance to microcracking from thermal cycling. The laminate comprises a nanoreinforcement film, a support veil, and a composite layer. The laminate also can have a lightning strike protection layer and an external paint and primer. The nanoreinforcement film can comprise carbon nanomaterial and a polymer resin, and the composite layer has one or more layers of a reinforcement and a polymer resin. The carbon nanomaterial can be carbon nanofibers, and the nanoreinforcement film can have an areal weight of less than about 100 g/m2. The carbon nanomaterial can also comprise carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Teresa May Kruckenberg, Vijay V. Pujar, Anthony M. Mazany
  • Publication number: 20140012303
    Abstract: An medical implantable occlusion device (100) is A disclosed having a collapsed state and an expanded state and comprising a braiding (101) of at least one thread, and a distal end (102) comprised of said braiding. The distal end comprises loops (103, 104, 204, 304) formed by loop strands (105, 106, 206, 306) of the at least one thread, wherein, at least in said expanded state, each loop strand has a curved shape and extends away from a centre point (117) of the distal end, whereby an apex point (107, 108, 208, 308) of each of the loop strands corresponds to the turning point of the curved shape and to the point of each of the loop strands being arranged closest to the centre point. At least one of the loop strands is displaced from the centre point by a centre distance (109, 110, 210, 310), and the apex point lie at a distance from a periphery (113) of the distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: OCCLUTECH HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Michael Heipl
  • Patent number: 8561514
    Abstract: A braided carbon nanotube thread includes at least three carbon nanotube filaments braided into a thread. The carbon nanotube filaments include a plurality of carbon nanotubes, each of the carbon nanotubes having a length L. The carbon nanotube filaments are braided such that the carbon nanotube thread has at least 8 intersections per the length L of each carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube thread has a tensile strength greater than the tensile strength of the constituent carbon nanotube filaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Atkins & Pearce, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Henry Head, III, Stephen Sester, Terry W. Purcell, Jr., Jeramie Lawson, Jerome T. Jones
  • Patent number: 8541090
    Abstract: A method is presented for making a composite material from strips comprising longitudinal fibers and a binder or resin, which material comprises a number of layer assemblies one on top of the other. Each layer assembly comprises m sets (with m at least 2) of parallel strips each extending in a different direction, Each layer assembly is manufactured by successive steps of depositing groups of parallel strips according to a well defined pattern (without longitudinally interweaving strips with previously deposited strips). Before completing a layer assembly, with the exception of the last layer assembly, by depositing its last group of parallel strips, the first group of parallel strips of the following layer assembly is already deposited. A composite material manufactured with such a method is presented too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Stichting National Lucht-En Ruimtevaart Laboratorium
    Inventors: Martin Herman Nagelsmit, Christos Kassapoglou, Hubertus Gerardus Stephanus Jozef Thuis, Zafer Gürdal, Willem Antonius Roy Wildvank
  • Patent number: 8528456
    Abstract: A textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The textile sleeve has a water-based, impervious coating for protecting elongate members contained within the sleeve. The sleeve has a flexible, tubular wall of tightly braided yarns with a coating applied thereto to render the wall impervious to fluid. The coating is a water-based coating applied as two distinct, first and second layers. The first, underlying layer includes a dielectric enhancing additive and a thickening agent to enhance the impermeability of the wall. The second, outer layer contains a similar formulation as the underlying first layer, however, it is free of the thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Cassie Malloy, Ramesh R. Avula
  • Publication number: 20130231700
    Abstract: A fastening element comprising (a) a non-load bearing core, the non-load bearing core comprising a first biocompatible polymer; (b) a load bearing sheath, the load bearing sheath comprising a second biocompatible polymer, wherein the load bearing sheath surrounds the non-load bearing core. The fastening element can be used as a suture, shoe lace or rope. The non-load bearing core has a Durometer Hardness Type A value ranging from 15 to 30. The load bearing sheath is formed from a plurality of yarns, each yarn comprising a plurality of filaments in form of mono or multifilament of the second biocompatible polymer. Each yarn may have a tenacity at break value ranging from 30 cN/dtex to 45 cN/dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Synthes USA, LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Gedet, Beat Lechmann, Cyril Voisard
  • Patent number: 8522473
    Abstract: A yarn object which, even though made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, can be satisfactorily prevented from color fading caused by contact with other objects or the like, can be produced easily at low cast, and can maintain high strength. The yarn object is colored with a colorant. The yarn object includes a core yarn 2 colored with a predetermined colorant and an outer-layer yarn 3 disposed on the periphery of the core yarn. The outer-layer yarn 3 is disposed in such a manner that the core yarn 2 is prevented from contacting with other objects. The outer-layer yarn 3 includes a transparent filament and a space 4 is formed between the outer-layer yarns 3. The color applied to the core yarn 2 is externally visible through the transparent outer-layer yarn 3 and the space therebetween 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Yoz-Ami Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakanishi