US 9,809,908 B2
Electrospun microtubes and nanotubes containing rheological fluid
Shing-Chung Wong, Copley, OH (US)
Assigned to University of Akron, Akron, OH (US)
Filed by Shing-Chung Wong, Copley, OH (US)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/159,164.
Application 14/159,164 is a continuation of application No. 13/359,020, filed on Jan. 26, 2012, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/436,423, filed on Jan. 26, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0275401 A1, Oct. 1, 2015
Int. Cl. D01D 5/00 (2006.01); D01D 5/24 (2006.01); D04H 1/728 (2012.01); D01F 1/10 (2006.01); D01F 6/12 (2006.01); F41H 5/04 (2006.01); D01D 5/34 (2006.01)
CPC D01F 1/10 (2013.01) [D01D 5/0046 (2013.01); D01D 5/0069 (2013.01); D01D 5/24 (2013.01); D01D 5/34 (2013.01); D01F 6/12 (2013.01); D04H 1/728 (2013.01); F41H 5/0485 (2013.01); Y10T 428/139 (2015.01); Y10T 428/1393 (2015.01); Y10T 428/268 (2015.01); Y10T 442/2008 (2015.04); Y10T 442/612 (2015.04)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A protective article comprising a non-woven fabric formed of one or more tubular structures in the microscale, the one or more tubular structures including a tube in the microscale and defining an interior volume; wherein said tube is formed of an electroactive polymer and a rheological fluid is retained within said interior volume, wherein said rheological fluid is selected from the group consisting of electro-rheological fluid and magneto-rheological fluid.