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Bruce M Pernick: Weft knit wicking fabric and method of making same. Monarch Knitting Machinery Corporation, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, April 7, 1998: US05735145 (173 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer weft knit fabric for absorbing moisture and wicking it from a first fabric layer to a second layer is described, as well as a method for making the fabric. The multi-layer fabric includes a first hydrophobic layer and a second hydrophilic layer, with the layers being secured together b ...


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Bhupesh Dua: Footwear with knit upper and method of manufacturing the footwear. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, August 23, 2005: US06931762 (149 worldwide citation)

An article of footwear with a knit upper and a method of manufacturing the footwear are disclosed. The upper is formed through a knitting process to include a plurality of sections formed of different yarns and knits to provide the sections with different physical properties. In portions of the uppe ...


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E C Tibbals Jr: Circular weft knitting machine. Annedeen Hosiery Mill, Rhodes Coats & Bennett, March 17, 1992: US05095720 (121 worldwide citation)

Methods for circular weft knitting of variegated articles and selectively programmable circular weft knitting machine apparatus for carrying out such methods including means for effecting selective, controlled two dimensional displacement of compound needle member components and associated sinker el ...


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John O Hudson: Warp knitted carotid patch having finished selvedged edges. Intervascular, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 10, 1995: US05456711 (118 worldwide citation)

A warp knitted vascular patch material, made in specific widths, the selvedges of the material are specially finished on the knitting machine without the introduction of additional threads to give a strong edge which will not fray and give firm support for the sutures. The specially knitted edges en ...


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William J Liebig, German Rodriguez M: Double-velour synthetic vascular graft. Meadox Medicals, Blum Moscovitz Friedman & Kaplan, September 13, 1977: US04047252 (102 worldwide citation)

A double-velour vascular graft has a tubular body or trellis with loops projecting both outwardly and inwardly from said trellis. The loops on both the inner and outer surfaces of the trellis provide for more effective preclotting and ingrowth of tissue without impeding the flow of blood through the ...


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Robert T Spillane, Mike S Kowalski: Warp knitted textile spacer fabric, method of producing same, and products produced therefrom. Guilford Mills, Shefte Pinckney & Sawyer, January 31, 1995: US05385036 (85 worldwide citation)

A warp knitted textile spacer fabric, a process for producing same, and articles utilizing same are disclosed. The spacer fabric is of an at least six-bar Raschel construction produced on a double needle bar Raschel knitting machine by knitting front and back stretchable fabric substructures of resp ...


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Shima Masahiro: A flat knitting machine having a yarn feeding system. Shima Seiki Mfg, February 24, 1999: EP0898002-A2 (82 worldwide citation)

Plural carrier rails (16) are arranged radially relative to a trick gap, and yarn carriers (2) are made to run on the rails. In the yarn carrier, a feeder rod (24) is mounted on a yarn rod, guide so that the rod can slide up and down. The feeder rod is pushed up by a spring coil (30), and the feeder ...


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Friedrich Roell: Process for production of weave-knit material. Tecnit Technische Textilien und Systeme, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, April 29, 1997: US05623840 (80 worldwide citation)

A process for the manufacture of knitted goods with integrated weft and/or warp threads on a knitting machine having at least one needle bed by way of an actuatable thread guide which is movable in a controlled manner in the direction of the needle bed independently of a thread guide of a knitting f ...


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Swaminathan Jayaraman: Process for manufacturing a wire reinforced monolayer fabric stent. Iowa India Investments Company, James E Larson, Larson & Larson P A, December 19, 2000: US06161399 (79 worldwide citation)

A stent is made of a fabric interlaced in a knitting machine. The knitting machine receives a plurality of fabric strands and at least one wire strand from spools and knits them into a tubular fabric stent having at least one reinforcing wire interwoven in the fabric. If desired, the spool carrying ...


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Okuno Masao, Nakamori Toshinori: Yarn carrier of weft knitting machine. Shima Seiki Mfg, December 7, 2005: EP1602762-A1 (79 worldwide citation)

When bringing pins (2) are engaged with the yarn carrier at the engagement portions (3a, 3b) near the center of the yarn carrier, the yarn carrier, as a normal carrier, feeds the yarn so that the yarn is applied to a knitting needle performing knitting operation by a carriage. When the bringing pins ...