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1. (WO2018129521) A METHOD OF ACTUATION USING KNIT-CONSTRAINED PNEUMATICS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/129521 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/012946
Publication Date: 12.07.2018 International Filing Date: 09.01.2018
IPC:
D04B 35/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN[US/US]; Office of Technology Transfer 1600 Huron Parkway 2nd Floor Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2590, US
Inventors: WANG, Wei-Chang Adam; US
AHLQUIST, Sean; US
Agent: SNYDER, Jeffrey L.; US
AMBROSE, John; US
AQUINO, Damian; US
BERBERICH, Jeanette M.; US
BRENNAN, Michael P.; US
BRITT, Nancy K.; US
BROCK, Christopher M.; US
CASTELLANO, John A., III; US
CAUBLE, Christopher M.; US
CHANG, Alex C.; US
CHAPP, Jeffrey J.; US
CHO, David J.; US
CUTLER, Matthew L.; US
DALEY, Donald J.; US
DEAVER, Darin W.; US
DELASSUS, Gregory S.; US
DOERR, Michael P.; US
DOWDY, Stephanie L.; US
DRYSDALE, Nicholas S.; US
ELCHUK, Mark D.; US
ERJAVAC, Stanley M.; US
EUSEBI, Christopher A.; US
FALCOFF, Monte L.; US
FITZPATRICK, John; US
FORBIS, Glenn E.; US
FOSS, Stephen J.; US
FRANKLIN, Clarence C.; US
FRENTRUP, Mark A.; US
FULLER, Roland, III; US
FUSSNER, Anthony G.; US
GAMBLE, Michael D.; US
HEIST, Jason A.; US
HILTON, Michael E.; US
HOYT, Blair M.; US
KELLER, Paul A.; US
KESKAR, Hemant; US
KIM, Paul M.; US
KIM, Sung Pil; US
KORAL, Elisabeth; US
KOTSIS, Damian H.; US
KOZU, Kiyoshi; US
LAFATA, Joseph M.; US
LEE, Kisuk; US
LUCHSINGER, J. Bradley; US
MACINTYRE, Timothy D.; US
MALINZAK, Michael; US
MARTIN, Timothy J.; US
MASSEY, Ryan W.; US
MEYER, Greg; US
MIERZWA, Kevin; US
MILLER, Christopher K.; US
MOUSTAKAS, George D.; US
NABI, Tarik M.; US
NYE, Michael; US
ODELL, Elizabeth D.; US
OLSON, Stephen T.; US
PANKA, Brian G.; US
RAKERS, Leanne; US
RICHMOND, Derek; US
ROBINSON, Douglas A.; US
SCHIANO, Thomas E.; US
SCHIVLEY, Gregory G.; US
SCHMIDT, Michael J.; US
SEITZ, Brent G.; US
SIMINSKI, Robert M.; US
SMITH, Corey E.; US
SMITH, Michael L.; US
STOBBS, Gregory A.; US
SUTER, David L.; US
TAYLOR, Michael L.; US
TAYLOR, W. R. Duke; US
TEICH, Michael L.; US
THOMAS, Michael J.; US
TUCKER, David J., Jr.; US
UTYKANSKI, David P.; US
VARCO, Michael A.; US
WADE, Bryant E.; US
WALKER, Donald G.; US
WALSH, JR., Joseph E.; US
WANGEROW, Steven; US
WARNER, Richard W.; US
WAXMAN, Andrew M.; US
WELCH, Gerald T.; US
WHEELOCK, Bryan K.; US
WIGGINS, Michael D.; US
WOODSIDE-WOJTALA, Jennifer; US
YACURA, Gary D.; US
ZALOBSKY, Michael D.; US
Priority Data:
62/443,93809.01.2017US
Title (EN) A METHOD OF ACTUATION USING KNIT-CONSTRAINED PNEUMATICS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ D'ACTIONNEMENT PAR FORCE PNEUMATIQUE CONTRAINTE PAR UN TRICOT
Abstract:
(EN) A pneumatic textile system capable of transforming from a two-dimensional structure to a three-dimensional structure under pneumatic pressure is provided. The pneumatic textile system includes a seamless knit fabric having a grid configuration defining a plurality of grid areas—a first of the plurality of grid areas having a tensile strength that is different from a second of the plurality of grid areas. A pneumatic bladder member is disposed along at least a portion of a boundary between adjacent ones of the plurality of grid areas and is inflatable to exert a force on the seamless knit fabric, wherein upon inflation of the pneumatic bladder member the force is exerted on the seamless knit fabric such that the first of the plurality of grid area assumes a shape different than the second of the plurality of grid areas resulting in a three-dimensional structure transformation.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système de textile pneumatique capable de passer d'une structure bidimensionnelle à une structure tridimensionnelle sous pression pneumatique. Le système de textile pneumatique comprend un tissu tricoté sans couture ayant une configuration de grille définissant une pluralité de zones de grille, une première zone de grille de la pluralité de zones de grille ayant une résistance à la traction qui est différente de celle d'une seconde zone de grille de la pluralité de zones de grille. Un élément formant vessie pneumatique est disposé le long d'au moins une partie d'une limite entre des zones de grille adjacentes de la pluralité de zones de grille et est gonflable pour exercer une force sur le tissu tricoté sans couture. Lors du gonflage de l'élément formant vessie pneumatique, la force est exercée sur le tissu tricoté sans couture de telle sorte que la première zone de grille de la pluralité de zones de grille adopte une forme différente de celle de la seconde zone de grille de la pluralité de zones de grille, ce qui permet de réaliser une transformation en une structure tridimensionnelle.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JO, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)