Patents Examined by Arti Singh-Pandey
  • Patent number: 10941272
    Abstract: A method of preparing a seamless membrane over a flat or low-sloped roof, the method comprising applying multiple layers of a liquid coating composition over a roof surface, where said step of applying includes applying at least one layer of a liquid coating composition that includes expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10940677
    Abstract: A multi-layered membrane comprising a first thermoplastic first layer and a second thermoplastic layer, where the second layer includes expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Hubbard, Wensheng Zhou, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10940825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated fabric for airbags for use in automobiles, and provides a coated fabric that has eliminated or reduced coating agent dots, which are not solved in traditional techniques, and that has a smaller difference in physical properties in tear strength in the width direction of the fabric. The coated fabric for airbags that exhibit excellent fabric properties and appearance such that there is little variation in physical properties in the width direction of the fabric, and such that there are fewer coating agent dots can be provided by a production method characterized by the use of a knife-on-air technique as a resin coating method, the use of a knife whose front and rear part are differently shaped, and the running angle of the fabric when the knife is pressed on the fabric being 3 to 15?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Akechi
  • Patent number: 10941518
    Abstract: Provided among other things is a cut-resistant article comprising: a cut-resistant synthetic fabric; and adherent to the fabric a layer of polymer in which is dispersed mineral fibers of hardness about 4 Mohs or higher and having L/D ratio between about 8 and about 16, wherein the article has a cut resistance by ISO 13997:1999 of 2 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: Maria Ines Quaresma Ribeiro Campos, Geraldo Alexandre Pimentel de Oliveira, Marco Antonio Francisco Costa, Paulo Alexandre Goncalves Francisco
  • Patent number: 10941573
    Abstract: A method for preparing a roofing membrane in the form of a roll, comprising the steps of: providing a polymeric membrane; providing a fabric having a coating disposed thereon; attaching the polymeric membrane to the fabric to form a composite; and rolling the composite. Wherein the coating includes expandable graphite dispersed within a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Joseph Carr, Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10939711
    Abstract: Systems including noise suppression devices for personal impact protection systems are provided. One such system includes an inflator having an inflator discharge port; a flexible permeable inner tube configured to receive gas from the inflator via the inflator discharge port; and a flexible outer tube surrounding the inner tube and configured to receive gas from the inner tube, the outer tube including one or more outer tube discharge ports. Another such system includes an inflator having an inflator discharge port; a flexible non-permeable tube configured to receive gas from the inflator via the inflator discharge port; and a permeable gas diffuser element disposed in or adjacent to the tube, the diffuser element being configured to receive gas from the inflator via the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ACTIVE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert F. Buckman, Drew Lakatos, David Perry, David Schoon, Wamis Singhatat, Jon Wenderoth
  • Patent number: 10914024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nonwoven fabric comprising a plurality of polypropylene-containing fibers that form a nonwoven web, which fibers in addition contain a slip agent, the web has a side which is provided with an alternating pattern which consists of individualized bonded areas which bonded areas are in the form of rods which are arranged in the cross direction of the web, the alternating pattern of individualized bonded areas defines a non-bonded area, the web has a basis weight on the range of from 5-25 g/m2, the surface of the bonded areas is in the range of 5-20% of the total surface of the side, and the surface of the non-bonded area is in the range of 80-95% of the total surface of the side. The present invention further relates to a process for forming the nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Fitesa Germany GmbH, Fitesa Sweden AB
    Inventors: Elena Novarino, Dag Fohlin
  • Patent number: 10913634
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a plurality of tension elements extending longitudinally along a length of the belt and a plurality of fibers interlaced with the plurality of tension elements forming a composite belt structure. A coating at least partially encapsulates the composite belt structure to improve two or more operational characteristics of the belt. A method of forming a belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes forming a plurality of tension elements and arraying the plurality of tension elements longitudinally along a belt. A plurality of fibers are interlaced with the plurality of tension elements to form a composite belt structure. A coating is applied to at least partially encapsulate the composite belt structure to improve at least two operational characteristics of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, John P. Wesson, Daniel A. Mosher, Wenping Zhao, Michael Paul Humbert, William Eaton Holden, III, Brad Guilani, Gopal R. Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10889259
    Abstract: A coated fabric for an airbag having improved tensile strength of coated fabric without increasing the strength of a raw yarn is provided. The coated fabric for the airbag comprises a coated silicone resin on one surface of a textile made of synthetic fiber filaments, wherein the silicone resin is present at a joint between warp and weft of a non-coated surface of the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Akechi
  • Patent number: 10889739
    Abstract: A sealant material for sealing threaded pipe joints that is a multifilament or spun polyphenylene sulfide yarn and a joint sealing composition comprising a silicone oil or a natural oil with a smoke point of about 230° C. or higher. The polyphenylene sulfide yarn is coated with the joint sealant composition. The material forms an effective seal and is resistant even when used in systems in which it is exposed to temperatures in excess of 280° C. The material may be provided in a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Anna Prell, Eadaoin Ledwidge
  • Patent number: 10889469
    Abstract: A method of forming a belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes arraying a plurality of tension elements longitudinally along a belt and interlacing a plurality of warp fibers and a plurality of weft fibers with the plurality of tension elements to form a composite belt structure. A coating is applied to at least partially encapsulate the composite belt structure. The coating includes a base coating material and at least one additive mixed with the base coating material to improve an operational characteristic of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Daniel A. Mosher, John P. Wesson, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10829879
    Abstract: Provided is a conductive nonwoven fabric, including a meltblown nonwoven fabric made from a melt liquid-crystal-forming wholly aromatic polyester having a melt viscosity at 310° C. of less than or equal to 20 Pa·s and satisfying (A) an average fiber diameter from 0.1 ?m to 5 ?m, (B) two or less film-like objects existing per 1 mm2 of the nonwoven fabric, (C) a breaking length in a warp direction of greater than or equal to 10 km and a breaking length in a weft direction of greater than or equal to 6 km, (D) a basis weight from 1.0 g/m2 to 15 g/m2, (E) a thickness from 5 ?m to 50 ?m, and (F) an air permeability of less than or equal to 300 cc/cm2/second, and a metal coating film formed on the meltblown nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shirotani, Kimihiko Houhashi, Kazuo Ohira
  • Patent number: 10792869
    Abstract: A preform includes a plurality of reinforcement fiber layers connected to each other by binder resin, the binder resin containing spacer particles insoluble in the binder resin, the spacer particles accounting for a volume proportion of 10% to 80% in the binder resin present in interlaminar gaps between the reinforcement fiber layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Masanori Hirano, Kazunori Hondo, Nobuyuki Tomioka
  • Patent number: 10788293
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a ballistic filler for a flexible soft body armor and methods of manufacturing the same. In one implementation, a first portion having a first subpanel is stitched directly to a second subpanel with a stitching pattern. The first subpanel has one or more layers of woven fabric, and the second subpanel has one or more layers of unidirectional fabric. A second portion backs the first portion. The second portion has one or more layers of unstitched unidirectional fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Beck
  • Patent number: 10779600
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a protective helmet includes an outer shell made of a polyethylene material, wherein the shell is locally deformable when impacted with a strong force and an inner liner provided within the outer shell. A protective helmet comprising: an outer shell made of a polyethylene material, wherein the shell is locally deformable when impacted with a strong force; and an inner liner provided within the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dean Sicking, Benjamin Willis
  • Patent number: 10773681
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a base fabric for an airbag and an airbag wherein the strength of sewn parts is high, pressure resistance is superior for an airbag during high-pressure deployment at high speeds, and pressure resistance can be maintained even after passage of time in heat. This base fabric for an airbag is characterized by being formed from woven polyamide fibers, and the retention of sewn part strength in the base fabric with heating before and after heat treatment for 400 hours at 140° C. being 70% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumiaki Ise
  • Patent number: 10760188
    Abstract: Provided is a non-coated air bag fabric made from polyethylene terephthalate, and the fabric is woven using fibers containing polyethylene terephthalate as the main raw material, the fabric having a cover factor of 2300 or more, Z calculated using the equation below is 8200 or more, and a height difference between recesses and protrusions on the surface of the fabric is less than 130 ?m. Z=cover factor/thickness (mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Kodera, Tsuyoshi Houraiya
  • Patent number: 10760210
    Abstract: This invention provides a silicone-coated fabric for airbags in which creases can be easily formed by applying heat and pressure, that can be stored compactly, and that exhibits minimal damage on the coated layer when deployed. More specifically, the invention provides a silicone-coated fabric comprising a silicone-based resin coated on one surface of a synthetic fiber woven fabric, and a thermoplastic resin adhering to the silicone-based resin-coated surface, wherein the adhesive strength between the silicone-based resin-coated surfaces is 0.01 to 10 N/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Harada
  • Patent number: 10751973
    Abstract: A composite fabric laminate can include an open mesh fabric, a first continuous film comprising a fluoropolymer, and a second continuous film comprising a fluoropolymer. The fluoropolymer of the first continuous film and the fluoropolymer of the second continuous films can be in direct contact with one another. A method of forming a composite fabric laminate that includes disposing an open mesh fabric between a first continuous film and a second continuous film, each comprising an at least partially unsintered fluoropolymer film, to form a composite; laminating the composite at a pressure of at least 100 psig and a temperature of no greater than 350° C.; and sintering the laminated composite to form the composite fabric laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph G. Sargent, Michael P. Cushman, Michael J. Lussier, James M. McMartin
  • Patent number: 10751910
    Abstract: A concrete curing blanket having an absorbent sheet including at least 50% viscose fibers and 5-20% polyethylene, by weight. Super absorbent materials are positioned within the absorbent sheet. A vapor barrier is bonded to the absorbent sheet to prevent dehydration of the concrete curing blanket while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ramshorn Corporation
    Inventors: Randall C. Richards, Gary M. Crowel