Patents Assigned to Albany International Corp.
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190152188
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10227714
    Abstract: A conductive monofilament and static dissipative fabric having the same wherein the monofilament includes electrically conductive material and binder and has static dissipation properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Salitsky, Joseph G. O'Connor, Maurice R. Paquin, Jonathan S. Barish
  • Publication number: 20190032278
    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: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10179975
    Abstract: The invention relates to ultrasonic welding of industrial fabrics. Specifically, the invention relates to methods for ultrasonically welding the seam area of industrial fabrics using a textured horn and/or anvil. The fabric edges are overlapped as woven or one or both edges can have some warp or weft yarns raveled out. The method involves ultrasonically bonding the overlapped fabric edges, reducing the caliper of the two stacked edges to match the body caliper of the fabric itself. The bonded area can then be perforated using laser or other mechanical means to produce a seam having the same woven texture and permeability (air and/or water) as the body of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Botelho, Victor P. Laskorski, James P. Mastin, Jennifer L. Rademan
  • Patent number: 10173391
    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: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10041210
    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: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9994997
    Abstract: A fabric or belt and a method for forming such a fabric or belt, including a base support structure and at least one coating with the coating being applied by a thermal spray process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph Salitsky, Bo-Christer Aberg
  • Publication number: 20180155874
    Abstract: An industrial fabric such as an endless belt or sleeve for use in the production of nonwovens, and a method of making thereof are disclosed. The fabric includes a plurality of through voids, where each of the voids has a first opening associated with a top surface of the fabric and a first raised edge circumferentially adjacent to the first opening. The voids may each further include a second opening associated with a bottom surface of the fabric and a second raised edge circumferentially adjacent to the second opening, such that the first opening may have a surface area that is larger than or the same as the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Sabri Mourad, Jonas Karlsson
  • Patent number: 9957665
    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: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20180105984
    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: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9903070
    Abstract: An industrial fabric such as an endless belt or sleeve for use in the production of nonwovens, and a method of making thereof are disclosed. The fabric includes a plurality of through voids, where each of the voids has a first opening associated with a top surface of the fabric and a first raised edge circumferentially adjacent to the first opening. The voids may each further include a second opening associated with a bottom surface of the fabric and a second raised edge circumferentially adjacent to the second opening, such that the first opening may have a surface area that is larger than or the same as the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Sabri Mourad, Jonas Karlsson
  • Patent number: 9873980
    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: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Dana Eagles, Robert Hansen, Jonas Karlsson, Manish Jain, Dhruv Agarwal