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Garo Khanarian
Larry F Charbonneau, Garo Khanarian, Robert E Johnson, Helmut B Witteler, John A Flint: Polyester fiber and methods for making same. HNA Holdings, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, May 16, 2000: US06063495 (63 worldwide citation)

A polyester fiber made from a polymer having ethylene glycol moieties, isosorbide moieties and terepthaloyl moieties, and the method of making the fiber is described. The polyester fiber is used to form articles suitable for commercial, especially textile, and industrial uses, and has an inherent vi ...


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Benjamin Mattes
Baohua Qi, Benjamin R Mattes: Multifunctional conducting polymer structures. Cochran Freund & Young, March 24, 2005: US20050062486-A1

The present invention includes the use of conducting polymers as sensors in distributed sensing systems, as sensors and operating elements in multifunctional devices, and for conducting-polymer based multifunctional sensing fabrics suitable for monitoring humidity, breath, heart rate, blood (locatio ...


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Jaime Braverman
Mary Lucille DeLucia, Xin Ning, Jaime Braverman, Eric Mitchell Johns, David M Schertz, Robert L Pekrul, Robert L Hudson, Soo Gyung Jung, JeaSeung Chin, Kue Young You, Kyung Hee Cho, Jin Hee Lee: Methods of improving the softness of fibers and nonwoven webs and fibers and nonwoven webs having improved softness. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Kimberly Clark Worldwide, January 8, 2004: US20040005457-A1

The present invention provides a method for producing softer fibers and nonwoven webs that includes forming a mixture comprising (i) a thermoplastic and (ii) an additive selected from the group consisting of polyethylene waxes, glyceryl monostearate, sorbitan tristearate, CATALLOY KS357 MONTELL poly ...


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Edward R Hauser: Web of blended microfibers and crimped bulking fibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, October 3, 1978: US04118531 (310 worldwide citation)

Mixtures of microfibers and crimped bulking fibers produce a lofty resilient web having properties that are unique for microfiber-based webs. Included in these properties are a combination of high thermal resistance per unit of thickness and moderate weight, as well as other properties which give th ...


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Theodore Largman, Fred J Gefri, Frank Mares: Filaments having trilobal or quadrilobal cross-sections. Allied Signal, R C Stewart II, G H Fuchs, D L Webster, October 15, 1991: US05057368 (264 worldwide citation)

A trilobal or quadrilobal fiber formed from thermoplastic polymers, said fiber having a cross-section comprised of a central core having three or four T-shaped lobes, the legs of each intersecting at the center of said core such that the angle between the legs of adjacent lobes is from about 80.degr ...


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Dennis L Krueger, Daniel E Meyer: Bicomponent fibers and webs made therefrom. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Roger R Tamte, January 3, 1989: US04795668 (204 worldwide citation)

Biocomponent fibers, and webs made therefrom, are taught in which one component of the fibers is a crystallizable material. When a web of the fibers is heated in a mold above the temperature at which crystallization occurs, the fibers tend to be set in the position they are held in the mold. A prefe ...


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Scott L Gessner: Strong nonwoven fabrics from engineered multiconstituent fibers. Fiberweb North America, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, April 28, 1992: US05108827 (202 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a thermally-bonded nonwoven fabric that is made from a web which comprises from 100 to 5 percent by weight of multiconstitutent fibers. The multiconstituent fibers are composed of highly dispersed blends of at least two different immiscible thermoplastic polymers and h ...


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Donald H Hogle, Peter M Olofson: Oriented profile fibers. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, William J Bond, January 11, 1994: US05277976 (195 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a shaped fiber is provided, which shaped fiber closely replicates the shape of the die orifice. The polymer is spun at a melt temperature close to a minimum flow temperature and under a high drawdown.


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Theodore Largman, Frank Mares, Clarke A Rodman: Fibers and filters containing said fibers. Allied Signal, R C Stewart II, G H Fuchs, D L Webster, December 3, 1991: US05069970 (190 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a fiber comprising a major amount of a continuous phase comprising one or more melt processible polyesters of fiber forming molecular weight, and a minor amount of one or more polyolefins non-uniformly dispersed in said continuous phase such that the concentration of polyol ...


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Jonathan S Stinson: Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Frederick W Niebuhr Esq, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, April 13, 2004: US06719934 (171 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed from helically wound and braided filaments of bioabsorbable polymers such as PLA, PLLA, PDLA, and PGA.



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