US Patent No: 4,693,771

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Woven textile fabric having an ultrasonically cut and sealed edge and apparatus and process for producing same

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A woven textile fabric having at least 65% thermoplastic fibers therein with an ultrasonically cut and sealed edge characterized by a wash durability of preferably at least 25 to 50 washings without significant raveling. Apparatus and processes are provided for effecting such ultrasonic cutting and sealing to produce the desired cut and sealed edge in the woven textile fabric.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SPRINGS INDUSTRIES, INC.FORT MILL, SC1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ballard, Stephen C Lancaster, SC 2 86
Payet, George L Fort Mill, SC 19 250

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SPRINGS INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
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RAI Research Corporation (1)
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