Patents by Inventor Allan Manninen

Allan Manninen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210078284
    Abstract: A structured tissue belt assembly including a supporting layer, a non-woven web contacting layer, and one or more laser welds that attach the bottom surface of the web contacting layer to the top surface of the supporting layer. The structured tissue belt assembly allows for air flow in x, y and z directions. In exemplary embodiments, the structured tissue belt assembly has an embedment distance between the supporting layer and the web contacting layer of 0.05 mm to 0.60 mm and a peel force between the web contacting layer and the supporting layer of at least 650 gf/inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Martin, Robbie Edmonds, Allan Manninen, Chi Zhang, Hongjian Zhou, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Marc Paul Begin, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 10155342
    Abstract: A seaming element for seaming industrial textiles for filtration or other uses, an industrial textile with seaming elements, and a method of seaming such textiles. The seaming element is secured to a first seamable end or edge of the fabric, and includes at least one extension member, which can be a channelled protrusion, and which is engageable with a corresponding at least one extension member of a corresponding seaming element secured to the second seamable end or edge. The seaming elements are configured and dimensioned so that when the extensions or protrusions of the two seaming elements are aligned together and engaged, in some embodiments being secured by a pintle, they have a thickness which is compatible with the caliper of the finished fabric, to form a secure seam while avoiding or minimizing any discontinuity or irregularity in the finished fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Publication number: 20160159002
    Abstract: A seaming element for seaming industrial textiles for filtration or other uses, an industrial textile with seaming elements, and a method of seaming such textiles. The seaming element is secured to a first seamable end or edge of the fabric, and includes at least one extension member, which can be a channelled protrusion, and which is engageable with a corresponding at least one extension member of a corresponding seaming element secured to the second seamable end or edge. The seaming elements are configured and dimensioned so that when the extensions or protrusions of the two seaming elements are aligned together and engaged, in some embodiments being secured by a pintle, they have a thickness which is compatible with the caliper of the finished fabric, to form a secure seam while avoiding or minimizing any discontinuity or irregularity in the finished fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Allan MANNINEN
  • Patent number: 9297440
    Abstract: A seaming element for seaming industrial textiles for filtration or other uses, an industrial textile with seaming elements, and a method of seaming such textiles. The seaming element is secured to a first seamable end or edge of the fabric, and includes at least one extension member, which can be a channelled protrusion, and which is engageable with a corresponding at least one extension member of a corresponding seaming element secured to the second seamable end or edge. The seaming elements are configured and dimensioned so that when the extensions or protrusions of the two seaming elements are aligned together and engaged, in some embodiments being secured by a pintle, they have a thickness which is compatible with the caliper of the finished fabric, to form a secure seam while avoiding or minimizing any discontinuity or irregularity in the finished fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Patent number: 8563114
    Abstract: A nonwoven industrial fabric, and a method of constructing the fabric. The fabric comprises at least one layer of a polymeric film having a plurality of apertures extending from an upper surface through to a lower surface. Adjacent pairs of the apertures define land areas therebetween, and selected land areas comprise protrusions extending from at least one of the upper surface and the lower surface of the layer to form a profile to the respective surface. The method comprises optionally pre-embossing the film, cutting the film to provide the plurality of apertures, applying pressure to selected land areas to form the protrusions to create a contoured profile, and treating the film to set the contoured profile. Additional surface treatment can be provided, and two or more layers can be secured over each other for multilayer fabrics. The invention provides a simplified and economical construction, while maintaining stability and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Astenjohnson, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Publication number: 20130034680
    Abstract: A seaming element for joining opposed ends of woven or nonwoven industrial textiles, textiles including seaming elements, and methods of making a seam area for textiles. The seaming element comprises a continuous filamentary structure, configured as first and second layers of aligned looped segments, each segment of one layer being connected to adjacent segments of the other layer by a connecting portion. The seaming elements can be bonded directly to the fabric edges, or inserted into the fabric so that free ends of the looped segments engage and are secured by selected MD yarns or components. Connecting portions of complementary elements when interdigitated together define a continuous channel to receive a pintle. The seaming element is readily and securely installed in the textiles, and overcomes problems of alignment of fabric ends for securing a seam, while minimizing any disruption in fabric properties adjacent the seam area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Publication number: 20120244313
    Abstract: A seaming element and a method of seaming an industrial textile. The seaming element comprises first and second components, each constructed of a substantially planar polymeric film, comprising a textile body contacting portion and a free edge, and at least one row of pairs of substantially parallel slits spaced across the component, the slits having first ends substantially equidistant from the free edge of the component, and the pairs of slits defining strips which are deformable out of a plane of the film. When the two components are attached respectively to textile edges to be seamed, and the components are brought together, deformed strips of the first component are alignable with deformed strips of the second component to interengage the two components and to define a channel for a seam securing means, thus providing a simple and secure seam which is compatible with the properties of the textile body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stone, Allan Manninen, Michel Lacroix
  • Publication number: 20120244311
    Abstract: A nonwoven industrial fabric, and a method of constructing the fabric. The fabric comprises at least one layer of a polymeric film having a plurality of apertures extending from an upper surface through to a lower surface. Adjacent pairs of the apertures define land areas therebetween, and selected land areas comprise protrusions extending from at least one of the upper surface and the lower surface of the layer to form a profile to the respective surface. The method comprises optionally pre-embossing the film, cutting the film to provide the plurality of apertures, applying pressure to selected land areas to form the protrusions to create a contoured profile, and treating the film to set the contoured profile. Additional surface treatment can be provided, and two or more layers can be secured over each other for multilayer fabrics. The invention provides a simplified and economical construction, while maintaining stability and strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen
  • Publication number: 20120040150
    Abstract: A seaming element for seaming industrial textiles for filtration or other uses, an industrial textile with seaming elements, and a method of seaming such textiles. The seaming element is secured to a first seamable end or edge of the fabric, and includes at least one extension member, which can be a channelled protrusion, and which can be a channelled protrusion, and which is engageable with a corresponding at least one extension member of a corresponding seaming element secured to the second seamable end or edge. The seaming elements are configured and dimensioned so that when the extensions or protrusions of the two seaming elements are aligned together and engaged, in some embodiments being secured by a pintle, they have a thickness which is compatible with the caliper of the finished fabric, to form a secure seam while avoiding or minimizing any discontinuity or irregularity in the finished fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan Manninen