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Hugh Harvey Rowan: Process and system for producing tire cords. Performance Fibers, Bingham McCutchen, Sandra P Thompson, May 3, 2005: US06886320 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and system of manufacturing reinforcement materials for rubber products, particularly tires. The method comprises the steps of twisting two or more yarns together to form a cable, and directly after twisting, applying and curing an adhering agent to the cable to form a treated cord. The ste ...


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John Edward Davis: Low wick continuous filament polyester yarn. Performance Fibers Operations, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Sharon B McCullen, Louis W Beardell Jr, February 24, 2009: US07494709 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a filament yarn that has low wicking, i.e., less than or equal to about 6 mm; has a contact angle of greater than or equal to about 65° but less than about 90° according to the straw method; and a static voltage of +/−400 volts (between −400 to +400 volts). Such yarns a ...


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Rim Peter Bryan: Polymer-based reinforcement material and tire cord compositions and methods of production thereof. Performance Fibers, MCCULLEN Sharon, September 23, 2004: WO/2004/081269 (4 worldwide citation)

The subject matter herein is directed to a polymer-based cap ply reinforcement material that has a shrinkage component, wherein the reinforcement material is treated such that the shrinkage component increases at least about 10% over a reference shrinkage component of a reference polymer-based reinf ...


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Andrew Martin Bellamy, Charles Mark Lindall, Calum Harry McIntosh, Martin Graham Partridge, John Armstrong Young, Steven Charles Davies: Esterification catalyst, polyester process and polyester article. Johnson Matthey, Performance Fibers, Jones Day, August 3, 2010: US07767612 (2 worldwide citation)

A catalyst composition for producing polyesters comprises: a) an organometallic compound obtained by reacting an orthoester or condensed orthoester of titanium, zirconium or aluminum, an alcohol containing at least two hydroxyl groups, a 2-hydroxy carboxylic acid and a base; and b) at least one comp ...


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Ralf Klein: Spin finish. Performance Fibers, Roberts & Roberts, April 4, 2006: US07021349 (1 worldwide citation)

The present spin finish composition comprises at least about 10 percent by weight based on the spin finish composition of components (a) and (b) having the formula R1—(CO)x—O—(CH(R2)—CH2—O)y—(CO)z—R3 wherein each of R1 and R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen or an alkyl group having ...


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Ralf Klein: Process for making a yarn having a spin finish. Performance Fibers, Roberts & Roberts, June 21, 2005: US06908579 (1 worldwide citation)

A spin finish which enhances yarn processability and contributes to improved yarn performance. The spin finish is advantageous when compared with conventional spin finishes applied to industrial yarn because the present spin finish enhances yarn processability as evidenced by low forming, improved m ...


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Chi T Huynh Tran, Charles J Nelson, Huy X Nguyen, Peter B Rim, Vinay Mehta, Rita A Feczer, Dennis A Powell: Tire fabric compositions and methods of production thereof. Performance Fibers, Fish & Associates P C, September 4, 2007: US07265173 (1 worldwide citation)

A polymer-based reinforced rubber composition may be produced that comprises a) a plurality of polymer-based fibers, wherein at least some of the plurality of polymer-based fibers comprises at least one surface modification agent; and b) a rubber compound, wherein the rubber compound comprises a plu ...


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David A Hurst, Craig A Trask, Tony L Giovannetti: Load leveling yarns and webbings. Performance Fibers, Rutan & Tucker, January 31, 2006: US06991850 (1 worldwide citation)

An improved load leveling yarn has a force-displacement profile that maintains desirable properties of previously known yarns (as exemplified in U.S. Pat. No. 5,830,811), but exhibits a lower elongation at a stress that is greater than the IBS but less than or equal to 1.8 grams/denier. Especially p ...


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Charles Jay Nelson, Jayendra Hiralal Bheda, Peter Bryan Rim, James Michael Turner: Dimensionally stable polyester yarn for high tenacity treated cords. Performance Fibers, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, September 19, 2006: US07108818 (1 worldwide citation)

A spun polyester fiber, a drawn polyester yarn, and methods for making them. Polyethylene terephthalate yarn is prepared by extruding a molten melt-spinnable polyethylene terephthalate having an intrinsic viscosity of at least about 0.8 through a shaped extrusion orifice having a plurality of openin ...


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Peter Bryan Rim, Farangis Kiani: High-DPF yarns with improved fatigue. Performance Fibers, Fish & Associates PC, September 4, 2007: US07263820 (1 worldwide citation)

A product includes a dimensionally stable polymeric multifilament yarn having a decitex per fiber count DPF of at least 7.5 and a fatigue strength retention FR, wherein preferred yarns are spun and drawn such that FR increases when DPF increases. Particularly preferred yarns are fabricated from poly ...