Patents by Inventor Dany Michiels

Dany Michiels 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: 20220079164
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of individual hygiene and in particular disinfecting nonwoven articles. A dry antibacterial article comprising at least a dispersible nonwoven layer is characterized in that unprotected and dry bacterial spores are spread within the nonwoven layer, said spores being selected to specifically inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria upon reactivation. The invention further relates to the use of the antibacterial article, a dispenser for wipes made from the article as well as manufacturing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicants: TWE MEULEBEKE, HYGINN BVBA
    Inventors: Vincent DE SMEDT, Dany MICHIELS, Véronique DECAMBRAY, Sarah LEBEER, Dieter VANDENHEUVEL
  • Publication number: 20210322232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-layered non-woven structures being useful as components of disposable absorbent articles and garments comprising super absorbent particles and thereby acts as a core. The invention thereby ensures that the body fluids can penetrate from a first layer, which acts as an acquisition layer, up to a third layer comprising SAP particles, the second non-woven layer serving to decrease the fluid volume per surface unit, as a conventional dispersion layer. However the second layer of the invention additionally acts like a non-return valve, preventing, or at least strongly limiting, any fluid transfer from the third layer to the first layer. Channels free of SAP can additionally be design to improve the inlet and rewet properties of the multilayer acquisition and distribution sheet non-woven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TWE MEULEBEKE
    Inventors: Dany MICHIELS, Véronique DECAMBRAY
  • Patent number: 10905604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition and dispersion layers (2) (3) and comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles. The super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient by vacuum (8?) and vibration along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers, the smaller particles are placed on the bodyside of the absorbent articles and the larger particles are located on the opposite side of the absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Libeltex
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande, Sara Vanwalleghem
  • Publication number: 20200385904
    Abstract: The process comprises the steps of: carding (2) fibers (1) with a common general orientation and forming a web; bonding (4) the fibers into a nonwoven sheet material; applying (7) an anti-slip coating onto one surface of the material; applying a polymer onto the second surface of the nonwoven material and maintaining the orientation of the fibers over the whole process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: TWE MEULEBEKE
    Inventors: Greet DEWITTE, Dany MICHIELS, Dominik ROSTER
  • Patent number: 10772772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer, said absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles, characterized in that said super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LIBELTEX
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande
  • Publication number: 20200247185
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A. Christiaens
  • Publication number: 20150342799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer, said absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles, characterized in that said super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: LIBELTEX
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande
  • Publication number: 20150107744
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A. Christiaens
  • Publication number: 20150065974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition and dispersion layers (2) (3) and comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles. The super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient by vacuum (8?) and vibration along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers, the smaller particles are placed on the bodyside of the absorbent articles and the larger particles are located on the opposite side of the absorbent articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande, Sara Vanwalleghem
  • Publication number: 20140116596
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A. Christiaens
  • Patent number: 8651157
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A Christiaens
  • Publication number: 20110303337
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A. Christiaens
  • Publication number: 20110305829
    Abstract: This invention relates to tacky finishes and to the textile materials and articles treated with the tacky finishes. The tacky finishes provide improved processing features for end-use articles that contain such finishes. The tacky finish may be combined with other adhesion promotion finishes in the treatment of textile materials. The textile materials and articles may be used as rubber reinforcing materials, such as automotive tire cap ply, single end tire cord, carcass reinforcement and side wall reinforcement. End-use articles that contain the treated textile materials include rubber-containing materials such as automobile tires, belts, and hoses. This invention also relates to the methods for manufacturing the treated textile materials and articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Shulong Li, Sofie A. Christiaens
  • Patent number: 7874335
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a leno weave tape having warp yarn in the longitudinal direction and weft yarns in the weft direction. The leno weave tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies, and cover with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Geert Broos, Willy Delanoy, Werner K. Hess, Boudewijn Snauwaert
  • Publication number: 20070267119
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a leno weave tape having warp yarn in the longitudinal direction and weft yarns in the weft direction. The leno weave tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies, and cover with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Geert Broos, Willy Delanoy, Werner Hess, Boudewijn Snauwaert
  • Publication number: 20070181238
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a weft inserted warp knit fabric tape comprising an in-lay warp yarn set, a weft inserted yarn set, and a stitching yarn set, wherein the stitching yarn set forms a repeating stitch pattern on each warp yarn comprising a sequence of at least 2 stitches around the warp yarn from one stitching yarn and at least 2 stitches around the warp yarn from the adjacent stitching yarn. The tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies and covered with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Gerard Ternon, Dany Michiels
  • Patent number: 7252129
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a leno weave tape having warp yarn in the longitudinal direction and weft yarns in the weft direction. The leno weave tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies, and cover with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Geert Broos, Willy Delanoy, Werner K. Hess, Boudewijn Snauwaert
  • Publication number: 20060185779
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a leno weave tape having warp yarn in the longitudinal direction and weft yarns in the weft direction. The leno weave tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies, and cover with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Geert Broos, Willy Delanoy, Werner Hess, Boudewijn Snauwaert
  • Publication number: 20060185778
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire has a tread, a carcass with belt plies disposed below the tread, and a cap-ply layer between the tread and the belt plies of the carcass. The cap ply is a leno weave tape having warp yarn in the longitudinal direction and weft yarns in the weft direction. The leno weave tape is wound in a flat helically wound around the belt plies, and cover with a tread of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Geert Broos, Willy Delanoy, Werner Hess, Boudewijn Snauwaert
  • Publication number: 20050129919
    Abstract: A composite article is provided which comprises a silicone rubber matrix reinforced with a polyaramid textile. The polyaramid textile is bonded to the silicone rubber by a bonding composition that comprises at least an acryloxy organosilane. The article is manufactured by dipping polyaramid textile into an organosilane dip that comprises an acyrloxy organosilane. The so-dipped polyaramid textile is then bonded to silicone rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventor: Dany Michiels