Knitted fabric band, garment and method of manufacturing thereof
Patent No. WO2022/043677
Publication date: 2022-03-03
Inventor: YEOMANS DEBORAH, BANNERMAN DAVE, ADONNEE NUNDKOOMAR
A knitted fabric band (11) attachable or attached to a garment (10, 25) having multiple knitted tubular zones (12, 13). The fabric band is seamless both in the circumferential and axial directions and comprises a structure and/or thread composition to provide a generally tapered band construction with a circumferential length at an open axial end (18) being less than that at an opposite attachment end (14).
A microparticle filter, a textile treatment apparatus and method of filtering microparticles
Patent No. WO2022/084677
Publication date: 2022-04-28
Inventors: WALLACE THOMAS JOHN, PEASE JAMES RICHARD, COBB THOMAS ANDREW, MATTLEY JOSEPH
A microparticle filter suitable for filtering microparticles from effluent from a textile treatment apparatus. The filter comprises a filter chamber comprising chamber walls, an inlet and an outlet. The filter also comprises a filter medium contained within the filter chamber. The filter medium is configured to filter microparticles from the effluent forming a filter residue and providing a filtered effluent to the outlet. The filter comprises a filter residue collection chamber located external to the filter chamber, and a filter residue removal apparatus. The chamber walls comprise an opening and a moveable member movable between a first and a second configuration; wherein: in the first configuration the moveable member cooperates with the chamber walls to seal the filter chamber so entry of the effluent into the filter chamber is through the inlet only and exit of the filtered effluent from the filter chamber is through the outlet only. In the second configuration the moveable member has moved to provide an opening in the chamber walls so that the filter residue removal apparatus is operable to remove filter residue from the within the filter chamber to the filter residue collection chamber through the opening. The present disclosure also relates to textile treatment apparatus comprising the microparticle filter, to the use of the microparticle filter and the textile treatment apparatus, and to methods of filtering microparticles from effluent from a treated textile.
Patent No. EP3981252
Publication date: 2022-04-13
Applicant(s): CHEMICAL INTELLIGENCE
Inventor: GROS ROBERT, WILKINSON MARK, WIGHT PAUL
An antimicrobial facemask comprising certain biocides in conjunction with certain surfactants. In particular the facemask comprises a non-woven fabric or material incorporating a water soluble copper salt and a zwitterionic surfactant, or alkylsulfate. There is also provided a process for treating a fabric suitable for a facemask construction with an aqueous solution of the desired formulation.
Floor or wall panel and method of producing a floor or wall panel
Patent No. EP4001538
Publication date: 2022-05-25
Applicant(s): HOLCIM TECHNOLOGY, SALVESEN INSULATED FRAMES
Inventors: CLARK ROBERT, LEVER PHILIP, GENGEMBRE EDOUARD, FERREINT LILIAN
A floor or wall panel comprising a frame made of profiled metal or timber sheet, joists made of profiled metal or timber sheet that connect opposite sides of the frame, wherein voids are present between the joists, a shield made of a metal or timber sheet spaced apart from a fire side of the joists, wherein a clearance is defined between a fire side of the joists and the shield, spacer elements arranged within the clearance between the joists and the shield, and a hardened mineral foam that fills the voids between the joists and that fills the clearance.
Nonwoven fabric; pouched product and related methods
Patent No. WO2022/167621
Publication date: 2022-08-11
Inventors: GENTILCORE GIOVANNI, HILL DAVID, BISSON ADRIAN
The present invention provides a nonwoven fabric comprising a non-fibrous binder having certain solubility characteristics. It also provides a pouched product, the fabric and contents of which have certain solubility characteristics. Related methods are also disclosed.
Method, wearable article and assembly
Patent No. WO2022/172033
Publication date : 2022-08-18
Applicant(s): PREVAYL INNOVATIONS
Inventor: LYNCH MICHAEL JOHN
The method determines an amount of degradation for a wearable article. A wearable article is provided (S101). The article comprises: a fabric layer; a sensing component provided on the fabric layer, and a calibration component. The sensing component and the calibration component both comprise a length of a first type of conductive material. The method comprises positioning an electronics module on a wearable article such that an interface of the electronics module is communicatively coupled with the calibration component of the wearable article (S102). The method comprises measuring an electrical property of the length of conductive material of the calibration component so as to determine an amount of degradation of the length of the first type of conductive material (S103).
Bioplastic composition, bioplastic product including the same and relative production process
Patent No. WO2022/167933
Publication date: 2022-08-11
Inventor: FEDELI CARLO
The bioplastic composition comprises: at least one seaweed extract in a concentration by weight comprised between 30% and 80% with respect to the weight of the bioplastic composition; water in a concentration by weight comprised between 1% and 30% with respect to the weight of the bioplastic composition; at least four additives present in a total concentration by weight comprised between 20% and 70% with respect to the weight of the bioplastic composition; wherein the additives comprise at least one plasticizer, at least one antimicrobial agent, at least one gelling agent and at least one adjuvant.