Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2241222 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1941
Filing dateAug 28, 1937
Priority dateSep 11, 1936
Also published asDE701415C
Publication numberUS 2241222 A, US 2241222A, US-A-2241222, US2241222 A, US2241222A
InventorsSonnino Bruno
Original AssigneeSonnino Bruno
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Process for raising and curling the fluffs of fabrics
US 2241222 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

B. SONNINO 2,241,222

BRICS May 6, 1941.

PROCESS FOR RAISING AND cunpme ms FLUFFS 0F FA Filed Aug. 28, 1937 M242 wring Patented May 6, 1941 PROCESS FOR narsmc AND OURLING 'rnE rnnrrs or names Bruno Sonnino, Milan, Italy Application August as, 1937, Serial No. 161,432 In Italy September 11, 1936 6 Claims.

It is known that raised or more or less fluii'y cloths, present on their finished surfaces a layer of fluff or a nap, which is meant to render'the cloth soft and to enhance its warming properties.

The object of the present invention is a process for the raising and curling of the hair or fiuif of raised cloths, or of cloths that are anyhow flufiy, in order to attain a very high layer of 'flufi (about twice or three times what is normally produced) and accordingly an air cushion, while the cloth will present great softness, and, as a consequence, greater insulating properties, which is apt to impart to the cloth a greater smoothness, while the air cushion causes the warming properties to be increased.

The said process essentially consists in submitting the fiufl' of the cloth to be treated to the action of a strong jet of air, either mixed with liquids or otherwise conditioned, or oven pure, such jet or pets of air being directed upon the fluff either perpendicularly or obliquely.

The annexed drawing schematically shows by way of example one of the most elementary methods to actuate the process according to the invention; in the said drawing:

Fig. 1 shows a piece of cloth undergoing the action of a fluid jet, seen from a side.

Fig. 2 shows the same seen from above.

Fig. 3 shows amulti-nozzled jet. i

Fig. 4 shows a system for the treatment the cloth onboth sides.

With reference to the anexed drawing: I shows a supporting surface for the cloth, made ofa light close metallic net stretched on a fixed frame;

- 2 shows the cloth under treatment: 3 is the nozzle that communicates with two flexible or stiff pipes or tubings, l and 5, the one for the liquid and the other for the compressedair supplied from acompressor. The said nozzle may be fitted upon a reciprocable carrier or other shifting device, if desired, although not shown in the drawing.

The same result will be attained .if in any' a series of jets 6, on a beam or transversal sup port fitted above the cloth, while the cloth is.

caused to run slowly under the said series of and the nozzle support'be shifted moving the mixed with other suitable fluids or not-may be jets. Otherwise, the cloth may not move at all,

nozzles in the direction of the flufi or vice-versa.

The said nozzle support may even be imparted a longitudinal vibratory movement.

In all the above said instances, the jet or jets of air, whether this be conditioned or not, thrown upon the flufl' 2' of the cloth (which fiufl? will be lying flat in one direction) will cause the fluff to rise owing to the whirlwind effect of the air ruilling it and causing it to remain standing or curled or so twisted together as to form a layer offering a very soft air cushion 2" (Figs. 1

and 2).

The operation, instead of its being carried out first on the-,one side or face of the cloth, and then on the other, may be carried out simultaneously on both sides, by treating the cloth on both sides at the same time.

' Instead of air, steam--whether mixed with other suitable fluids or not or gases of any kind used. a

The metallic net may be substituted by any kind of fabric, whether stretched or by smooth surfaces, of either wood," or iron or any other such likematerial.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is:

, l. A process for raising the nap 0r fiuil' of raised cloths or cloths otherwise fiuffy, in which the fiufi' is flat and lies in one direction, which consists in subjecting the surface of said cloth upon one side to the action of at least one jet of fluid which is directed against said side and at an angle with respect to the. plane of the cloth, causing the jet of fluidto pass with an alternate movement over said surface in a direction transverse to the direction in which the fluff lies in order to produce a-whirlwind effect among the flufi fibres which will thus be raised,"curled and interwoven, with a resulting increase of the thickness and softness of the layer of fluff treated, and combining said alternate movement with a longitudinal intermittent movement at the end .of each stroke of said alternate movement,

in order to treat, step by step, the entire surface 3. A process according to claim 1,'wherein the fabric is moved longitudinally intermittently of fluid are directed simultaneously against-both while the jet is moved transversely of said, longisides of ,the cloth.

tudinal movement. 6. A process according to claim 1, wherein the 4. Aprocess according to claim 1, wherein a length is varied o! the transverse movement of plurality of stationary jets are arranged across 5 the jet-with respect to the direction in which the the entire width of the cloth while the latter nap oi the cloth lies.

continues its longitudinal movement. BRUNO SONNINO.

5. A process according to claim 1, wherein jets

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2970363 *Mar 29, 1957Feb 7, 1961Edward LiebmanPile fabric water-repelling and finishing process
US3256581 *Jan 7, 1964Jun 21, 1966 Apparatus for creating designs in pile fabrics
US3774272 *Jun 7, 1971Nov 27, 1973N RubaschekApparatus for forming embossed designs in pile fabrics
US4173077 *Sep 10, 1976Nov 6, 1979Hoechst AktiengesellschaftProcess and additional devices of drying machines for the uniform drying of textiles
US4323760 *Dec 13, 1979Apr 6, 1982Milliken Research CorporationMethod and apparatus for temperature control of heated fluid in a fluid handling system
US4497095 *Mar 26, 1979Feb 5, 1985Teijin LimitedApparatus for preparing a suede-like raised woven or knitted fabric
US4499637 *Dec 14, 1979Feb 19, 1985Milliken Research CorporationMethod for the production of materials having visual surface effects
US4670317 *Dec 18, 1984Jun 2, 1987Milliken Research CorporationProduction of materials having visual surface effects
US4967456 *Apr 14, 1989Nov 6, 1990International Paper CompanyApparatus and method for hydroenhancing fabric
US4995151 *Apr 14, 1989Feb 26, 1991International Paper CompanyApparatus and method for hydropatterning fabric
US5136761 *Nov 5, 1990Aug 11, 1992International Paper CompanyApparatus and method for hydroenhancing fabric
US5148583 *Nov 26, 1991Sep 22, 1992Milliken Research CorporationMethod and apparatus for patterning of substrates
US5202077 *Jul 10, 1990Apr 13, 1993Milliken Research CorporationMethod for removal of substrate material by means of heated pressurized fluid stream
US5404626 *Oct 25, 1993Apr 11, 1995Milliken Research CorporationMethod and apparatus to create an improved moire fabric by utilizing pressurized heated gas
US5491857 *Aug 19, 1992Feb 20, 1996Milliken Research CorporationMethod and apparatus for treatment of pile fabric
US5632072 *Jan 5, 1995May 27, 1997International Paper CompanyMethod for hydropatterning napped fabric
US5674581 *Apr 15, 1996Oct 7, 1997Milliken Research CorporationTextile fabric having a thermally modified narrow channel to facilitate separation
US5737813 *Feb 24, 1997Apr 14, 1998International Paper CompanyMethod and apparatus for striped patterning of dyed fabric by hydrojet treatment
US5865933 *Nov 12, 1996Feb 2, 1999Milliken Research CorporationMethod for selectively carving color contrasting patterns in textile fabric
US6668435 *Jan 9, 2001Dec 30, 2003Milliken & CompanyLoop pile fabrics and methods for making same
US7168140Aug 8, 2002Jan 30, 2007Milliken & CompanyFlame resistant fabrics with improved aesthetics and comfort, and method of making same
US20040029473 *Aug 8, 2002Feb 12, 2004Mckee Paul A.Flame resistant fabrics with improved aesthetics and comfort, and method of making same
US20050208856 *May 6, 2005Sep 22, 2005Milliken & CompanyFlame resistant fabrics with improved aesthetics and comfort, and method of making same
USRE40362Apr 14, 1989Jun 10, 2008Polymer Group, Inc.Apparatus and method for hydroenhancing fabric
CN103437073A *Aug 7, 2013Dec 11, 2013杭州诺邦无纺股份有限公司Spunlace flocking device and method
CN103437073B *Aug 7, 2013Jul 13, 2016杭州诺邦无纺股份有限公司一种水刺植绒装置及方法
U.S. Classification26/2.00R, 26/29.00R, 68/5.00B
International ClassificationD06C29/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06C29/00, D06C2700/29
European ClassificationD06C29/00