Patents Assigned to Albany International Corp.
  • Patent number: 11485836
    Abstract: Described herein are component compositions comprising a blend of a polymer resin together with silica glass beads. In certain embodiments, the components demonstrate improved abrasion resistance as do the industrial fabrics produced that comprise at least one component of the instant disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dhruv Agarwal, Louis Jay Jandris
  • Patent number: 11286618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making tissue paper in a machine for making tissue paper and in which method a fibrous web is passed through at least one press nip together with a texturing belt. The texturing belt has a side that faces the fibrous web in the press nip and the surface of that side is a web contacting surface that is textured. The texturing belt can be selected such that the tissue paper that is manufactured obtains desired values for one or several parameters. The invention also relates to a machine for making tissue paper. The machine comprises a forming section, a drying cylinder, a press having a first press unit and a second press unit between which press units a nip is formed. The second press unit is preferably a shoe roll. The machine also comprises a drying cylinder which is arranged to be heated from the inside by hot steam and on which a fibrous web can be dried by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Karl-Johan Tolfsson, Joergen Israelsson, Viktor Bergstroem, Kimberly Downing, Johan Ragard
  • Patent number: 11098450
    Abstract: The present application discloses improved cellulosic products and methods of making improved cellulosic products using split base core wet press felt designs having at least a first woven base core material and a second woven base core material, wherein the first and second base core materials are separated by at least one fibrous batting material. The present application further discloses improved cellulosic products and methods of making improved cellulosic products using press felts designs having an apertured polymeric sheet-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, James Bell, Clemens Stortelder, Timothy Lamers, Thomas Biever
  • Publication number: 20210207323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making tissue paper in a machine for making tissue paper and in which method a fibrous web is passed through at least one press nip together with a texturing belt. The texturing belt has a side that faces the fibrous web in the press nip and the surface of that side is a web contacting surface that is textured. The texturing belt can be selected such that the tissue paper that is manufactured obtains desired values for one or several parameters. The invention also relates to a machine for making tissue paper. The machine comprises a forming section, a drying cylinder, a press having a first press unit and a second press unit between which press units a nip is formed. The second press unit is preferably a shoe roll. The machine also comprises a drying cylinder which is arranged to be heated from the inside by hot steam and on which a fibrous web can be dried by heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Karl-Johan TOLFSSON, Joergen ISRAELSSON, Viktor BERGSTROEM, Kimberly DOWNING, Johan RAGARD
  • Patent number: 10995431
    Abstract: A fiber structure includes a plurality of weft layers and of warp layers interlinked by multilayer three-dimensional weaving, the fiber structure having at least first and second portions that are adjacent in the warp direction, the first portion presenting, in a direction perpendicular to the warp and weft directions, a thickness that is greater than the thickness of the second portion, wherein the first portion has at its core at least one fiber fabric obtained by three-dimensional weaving of warp yarns and weft yarns in the form of a Mock Leno weave grid, the at least one fabric being present between two skins present at the surface of the first portion and being linked to the skins by warp yarns belonging to the skins that are locally deflected into the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP., SAFRAN CERAMICS
    Inventors: Marie Lefebvre, Fran├žois Charleux, Dominique Coupe, Brock Gilbertson, Julie-Anne Bouchet
  • Patent number: 10961660
    Abstract: A multilayer belt structure that can be used for creping or structuring a cellulosic web in a tissue making process. The multilayer belt structure allows for the formation of various shaped and sized openings in the top surface of the belt, while still providing a structure having the strength, durability, and flexibility required for tissue making processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10934663
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure is a bicomponent extruded elastomeric netting or mesh having a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20210024724
    Abstract: Described herein are component compositions comprising a blend of a polymer resin together with silica glass beads. In certain embodiments, the components demonstrate improved abrasion resistance as do the industrial fabrics produced that comprise at least one component of the instant disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dhruv Agarwal, Louis Jay Jandris
  • Patent number: 10786970
    Abstract: A structure for use in a compressible resilient pad. The structure contains both axially elastomeric strands and relatively inelastic strands co-extruded in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20200299899
    Abstract: An industrial fabric/belt including spiral coils shaped as a symbol for infinity or a lemniscate, i.e., infinity elements, are joined to each other with a pintle. A fabric element is configured as a continuous loop to form an industrial fabric employing a plurality of infinity coil elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Louis Lebrun, Francis L. Davenport
  • Patent number: 10759923
    Abstract: Described herein are component compositions comprising a blend of a polymer resin together with silica glass beads. In certain embodiments, the components demonstrate improved abrasion resistance as do the industrial fabrics produced that comprise at least one component of the instant disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dhruv Agarwal, Louis Jay Jandris
  • Patent number: 10703571
    Abstract: Disclosed is an industrial belt that can be used in, for example, conveying or forming engineered wood composites or other industrial products. The industrial belt has a seamable base belt with a coating that includes a polymer, an anti-contaminant, and a conductive anti-static component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Levine, Thomas Israel, Heather Weber, Chad VanHandel, Douglas England
  • Patent number: 10689807
    Abstract: An industrial fabric/belt including spiral coils shaped as a symbol for infinity or a lemniscate, i.e., infinity elements, are joined to each other with a pintle. A fabric element is configured as a continuous loop to form an industrial fabric employing a plurality of infinity coil elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Louis Lebrun, Francis L Davenport
  • Patent number: 10689796
    Abstract: A seam for joining fabric edges in which coils of seam elements shaped as a symbol for infinity or a lemniscate, that is, infinity elements, are joined to the fabric edges and the infinity elements are joined to each other with a pintle. A fabric element may be configured as a continuous loop to form an industrial fabric employing the infinity seam elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Joseph Louis Lebrun
  • Patent number: 10590568
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics. The structure contains both axially elastomeric yarns and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, Glenn Kornett
  • Patent number: 10590571
    Abstract: A structure for use as a compressible ultra-resilient pad is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin
  • Patent number: 10588375
    Abstract: A structure for use in a compressible resilient pad. The structure contains both axially elastomeric yarns and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, Glenn Kornett
  • Patent number: 10590569
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics is disclosed. The structure includes axially and radially elastic hollow members, and relatively inelastic yarns in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert A. Hansen, Bjorn Rydin, William Luciano
  • Publication number: 20190360154
    Abstract: A multilayer belt structure that can be used for creping or structuring a cellulosic web in a tissue making process. The multilayer belt structure allows for the formation of various shaped and sized openings in the top surface of the belt, while still providing a structure having the strength, durability, and flexibility required for tissue making processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10415186
    Abstract: A multilayer belt structure that can be used for creping or structuring a cellulosic web in a tissue making process. The multilayer belt structure allows for the formation of various shaped and sized openings in the top surface of the belt, while still providing a structure having the strength, durability, and flexibility required for tissue making processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal