The present invention is directed to a fabric composed of nylon or polyester fibers and having both liquid barrier properties and fire retardant properties without sacrificing many of the desirable properties of the fabric. In particular, the present invention helps overcome many of the disadvantages associated with prior art fabrics by providing a fabric having feel and drape of a textile fabric while having good fluid barrier characteristics and fire retardant characteristics. In one embodiment, the invention is also directed to a breathable nylon or polyester fabric having liquid barrier and fire retardant properties. The present invention also provides methods of making such fabrics.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
An application with the status "Abandoned" is almost always current, but there is a small chance it was recently revived and the status not yet updated.
This priority date is an estimated earliest
priority date and is purely an estimation. This date should not be
taken as legal conclusion. No representations are made as to the
accuracy of the date listed. Please consult a legal professional
before relying on this date.