Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Issued Patents

This week I will focus on issued patents.  Below is a summary of selected patents that have been recently issued in textile related classification codes:

Impulse type shock wave flash dyeing machine:  An impulse type shock wave flash dyeing machine is disclosed. A row of joint nozzles can send out high-speed air flows to prompt fibrous fabric to spread out and move in the dyeing machine through the effect of impulse. Dyes or processing agents may be converted into fine mist and is carried by the high-speed air flows to blast the fibrous fabric. Therefore, the dyes or processing agents can enter the fibrous fabric quickly and can diffuse or spread out in the fibrous fabric swiftly through strong elastic and inelastic collisions as well as the effect of shock wave. Such collisions and effect can impart enough energy to the dyes or processing agents and convert non-activated molecules into activated molecules. In addition, the effect of corona discharge may be used to generate high-energy particles and hence the goals of clean and swift processes may be achieved. Patent:  8756958.  Inventor:  Zhao-Chen.  Not Assigned.

Ventilated garment:  A ventilated garment includes a shell layer worn by the user and an auxiliary layer attached to the shell to define a ventilated portion of the garment. An exterior opening is formed in the outermost layer of the garment includes a fastener controlling the open or closed state of the exterior opening. A drain opening is also formed in the outermost layer separate from the exterior opening adjacent the bottom of the ventilated portion. Ventilating openings are formed in the waterproof innermost layer. A mesh layer spans the ventilating portion between the ventilating openings and the exterior opening to trap snow/rain and drain the precipitation.  Patent:  8756714.  Inventor:  Reimer.  Not Assigned.

Tzitzit garment:  The claimed subject matter provides a tzitzit garment that meets halachic (e.g., Jewish law) requirements for wearing tzitzit strings (e.g., fringes) on the corners of a four-cornered garment. The tzitzit garment includes two layers, including an under layer that is made of compression material that wicks perspiration away from the body of a wearer and an outer layer that is a four cornered garment, has tzitzit strings at each of the four corners and is attached to the under layer. Furthermore, the claimed subject matter provides a pant garment that includes grips to hold the tzitzit strings in place to prevent interference during physical activity.  Patent:  8756712.  Inventor:  Goodman.  Assignee:  Tamir Goodman Sports Consultant, Llc

Garment with hidden insulated beverage holder:   A beverage holding garment wherein the beverage holder is disposed in the garment such that it is substantially concealed when not in use so that the garment appears to not have a beverage holder. Patent:  8756717.  Inventor:  Claeys.  Assignee:  Hoodykoo LLC

Undergarment for use with protective vest:  An undergarment to be worn beneath a protective vest or uniform permits escape of perspiration and heat, and ventilation so that the wearer can remain reasonably comfortable while wearing the vest. The undergarment has vertically elongated ribs or bars space the vest away from the torso to create ventilation channels. Heat and perspiration vapor escape at the neck of the vest. The ribs or bars can each comprise a cloth strip or pocket sewn onto the garment, to contain a lightweight rod of open-cell or closed-cell polyethylene foam. Three or more of these ribs can be sewn onto the front, and two or more sewn onto the back.  Patent:  8756718.  Inventor:  Tymofy.  Not Assigned:

Orthopedic prayer mat:  A new orthopedic prayer mat that has a multiple layered structure. The top layer is made from microfiber which is antimicrobial, anti-molding, water-resistant, anti-dust and heat-resistant. The bottom layer is an anti-slip layer to prevent the user from physical injury in any situation while using the mat, and a soft polyurethane layer and an anti-fatigue layer or a hard polyurethane layer are arranged between the top microfiber layer and the bottom anti-slip layer in order to absorb pressure pressure and providing support, and the soft and hard polyurethane layer are combined at an angle to adjust the ratio of the weight-absorption and bearing to form the orthopedic prayer mat. Further the angle between the layers is tailored for users according to user's weight, height, body structure type and healthy conditions.  Patent:  8759235.  Inventor:  Sabry.  Not Assigned.

Jim Carson is a principal of RB Consulting, Inc. and a registered patent agent.  He has over 30 years of experience across multiple industries including the biotechnology, textile, computer, telecommunications, and energy sectors.  RB Consulting, Inc. specializes in providing management, prototyping, and regulatory services to small and start-up businesses.  He can be reached via email at or by phone at (803) 792-2183.

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