Patents by Inventor Frédéric Noelle

Frédéric Noelle 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).

  • Patent number: 11885046
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a fibre mat, in particular a non-woven mat, comprising a fibre web-forming device, for example a card, a cross-tapper and a device for drafting the fibre web(s) disposed between the web forming device and the cross-lapper in order to draft the fibre web(s), in particular in a time-varying, specifically periodic manner, to thereby adjust a predetermined desired profile of the fibre mat leaving the cross-lapper, the web-forming device comprising at least one output belt (1, 2) for at least one web (5, 6), and preferably two output belts (1, 2) for two webs (5, 6), an upper and lower web respectively; wherein the cross-hipper has an input belt (7) for receiving the web(s) from the output belt(s) of the web forming device, characterised in that the arrangement is such that the path of the web, or of the at least one web, and preferably of the two, upper and lower, webs, between the output belt(s) of the web-forming device, in particular the card, and the input belt of the cross-lapper includ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Andritz Asselin Thibeau
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Laune, Hugues Leroy, Frédéric Noelle
  • Patent number: 11761130
    Abstract: A system for bonding at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer to form a nonwoven web. The system includes a conveyor having a circulating belt which has an upper strand arranged so that the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer is deposited and displaced on the upper strand in a production direction, a first bonding device which bonds the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer when on the upper strand, a second bonding device arranged so that the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer is bonded after leaving the upper strand, and a transfer device which feeds the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer to the second bonding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ANDRITZ KUESTERS GMBH
    Inventors: Frederic Noelle, Dennis Latendorf
  • Publication number: 20220307173
    Abstract: A system for bonding at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer to form a nonwoven web. The system includes a conveyor having a circulating belt which has an upper strand arranged so that the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer is deposited and displaced on the upper strand in a production direction, a first bonding device which bonds the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer when on the upper strand, a second bonding device arranged so that the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer is bonded after leaving the upper strand, and a transfer device which feeds the at least one wet-laid or dry-laid fiber layer to the second bonding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: ANDRITZ KUESTERS GMBH
    Inventors: Frederic NOELLE, Dennis LATENDORF
  • Publication number: 20220056624
    Abstract: Apparatus for producing nonwovens, comprising a card drum (1) rotated in a first direction of rotation, a transfer cylinder (2) rotated in a second direction of rotation opposite to the first direction of rotation, at least one doffer (3, 4), at least one condenser (5, 6), at least one stripper roll (7, 8), a first endless conveyor belt (9), a suction drum (10) and a second endless conveyor belt (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Frédéric NOELLE, Laurent SCHMIT, Christophe MUFFAT-JEANDET
  • Publication number: 20210040653
    Abstract: Recycling facility for non-wovens, comprising a fraying roller (8), a flat carding machine (9) without spikes mounted downstream of the fraying device (8) in the direction of travel of the non-wovens in the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Frédéric NOELLE
  • Patent number: 10612847
    Abstract: Metal drum dryer, the side surface of which is constituted of U-shaped profiles (1), each having a bottom, each profile (1) is welded to the two neighbouring profiles (1) thereof and the bottom of each profile (1) is pierced with holes (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ANDRITZ PERFOJET SAS
    Inventors: Xavier Ayrault, Frédéric Noelle
  • Publication number: 20190271102
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a fibre mat, in particular a non-woven mat, comprising a fibre web-forming device, for example a card, a cross-lapper and a device for drafting the fibre web(s) disposed between the web forming device and the cross-lapper in order to draft the fibre web(s), in particular in a time-varying, specifically periodic manner, to thereby adjust a predetermined desired profile of the fibre mat leaving the cross-lapper. The web-forming device provides at least one output belt for at least one web, and preferably two output belts for two webs, an upper and lower web respectively; wherein the cross-lapper has an input belt for receiving the web(s) from the output belt(s) and the arrangement is such that the path of the web between the output belt(s) of the web-forming device, in particular the card, and the input belt of the cross-lapper includes at least one bending point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe LAUNE, Hugues LEROY, Frédéric NOELLE
  • Publication number: 20180080712
    Abstract: Metal drum dryer, the side surface of which is constituted of U-shaped profiles (1), each having a bottom, each profile (1) is welded to the two neighbouring profiles (1) thereof and the bottom of each profile (1) is pierced with holes (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Xavier AYRAULT, Frédéric NOELLE
  • Patent number: 7935644
    Abstract: A machine for producing a nonwoven feeds continuous filaments onto two surfaces that form a convergent passage. At least one of the surfaces is moving to drive the continuous filaments through the passage to form the nonwoven web. The continuous filaments have filament portions that are respectively received on the two surfaces to form spaced lateral web parts joined by a central web part formed by the continuous filament portions bridging the convergent passage. A vacuum is applied through the surfaces to assist placement of the filament portions and to direct the web as it emerges from the passage onto a horizontal take-up conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Frederic Noelle, Rolf Helmut Joest, Peter Anderegg
  • Patent number: 7818853
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drum wherein the lateral surface thereof is provided with perforations that are separated by full parts from recessed parts and which are present on the full parts with an outer lateral surface. Application: in an entanglement machine for a nonwoven, using water jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventors: Frédéric Noelle, Christian Decolin
  • Patent number: 7806349
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for spraying water, provided with a seal support (21) arranged between the body (1) and the perforated sheet (23) and in contact with the above. The seal support is mounted such as to be able to be removed from the body (1) with the joint (20). The above finds application in the production of non-woven materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventor: Frédéric Noelle
  • Patent number: 7758945
    Abstract: Machine for producing a patterned textile product, comprising a drum with a perforated lateral surface rotated about its axis, a sleeve with holes which is slipped over the drum, and having a ration of the sum of the surface area of the holes to the surface area of its total lateral surface of between 5 and 75% and, preferably, between 7 and 50% and a hole diameter not greater than 1 mm, a device for spraying water jets in the direction of the drum in a direction substantially radial thereto and means for creating a vacuum inside the drum wherein an apertured sheath is slipped over the sleeve and has apertures at least one dimension of which is greater than 2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventor: Frédéric Noelle
  • Patent number: 7704062
    Abstract: A nonwoven production machine includes a spun-bond tower for extruding filaments and associated apparatus for forming the filaments into a web that is consolidated by water jets, a web that is calendered and then softened by water jets, or a web that is only calendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventors: Frédéric Noelle, André Michalon
  • Patent number: 7690904
    Abstract: The invention concerns an installation for producing a nonwoven fabric comprising a spun bond lathe depositing a web of filaments on a first conveyor, the mat being consolidated on a first mobile element by entangling means. The invention is characterized in that it comprises means for passing, without any change in ratio, the mat of filaments on a first mobile element whereon the mat is consolidated by hydro-entangling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventor: Frédéric Noelle
  • Publication number: 20090320878
    Abstract: This non-woven production installation comprises a spunbond tower (1), a device (7, 8) for consolidation by means of jets of water and a device (9, 10) for perforating by means of jets of water, the perforating device comprising three rows of jet outlet orifices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: RIETER PERFOJET
    Inventors: Frederic Noelle, Saïd Serbi
  • Patent number: 7587798
    Abstract: The machine for the production of a nonwoven comprises an expanding device which is arranged in-between a first consolidation by water jets and a second consolidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventors: Andre Michalon, Frederic Noelle
  • Publication number: 20090191395
    Abstract: A machine for producing a nonwoven feeds continuous filaments onto two surfaces that form a convergent passage. At least one of the surfaces is moving to drive the continuous filaments through the passage to form the nonwoven web. The continuous filaments have filament portions that are respectively received on the two surfaces to form spaced lateral web parts joined by a central web part formed by the continuous filament portions bridging the convergent passage. A vacuum is applied through the surfaces to assist placement of the filament portions and to direct the web as it emerges from the passage onto a horizontal take-up conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: RIETER AUTOMATIK GMBH
    Inventors: Frederic Noelle, Rolf Helmut Joest, Peter Anderegg
  • Patent number: 7530147
    Abstract: A machine for producing a nonwoven feeds continuous filaments onto two surfaces that form a convergent passage. At least one of the surfaces is moving to drive the continuous filaments through the passage to form the nonwoven web. The continuous filaments have filament portions that are respectively received on the two surfaces to form spaced lateral web parts joined by a central web part formed by the continuous filament portions bridging the convergent passage. A vacuum is applied through the surfaces to assist placement of the filament portions and to direct the web as it emerges from the passage onto a horizontal take-up conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Rieter Automatik GmbH
    Inventors: Frédéric Noelle, Rolf Helmut Joest, Peter Anderegg
  • Publication number: 20090068394
    Abstract: The use, as the female part of a hook-and-loop fastener, of a nonwoven (25) which has openings, on the lateral walls of which the entangled filaments are intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: RIETER PERFOJET
    Inventors: Frederic Noelle, Sophie Roussel
  • Patent number: 7500293
    Abstract: A drum for processing nonwovens has a perforated lateral surface and an interior divided into first and second compartments, respectively associated with first and second lateral surface portions of the drum. A partial vacuum in each of the compartments aspirates and secures a tangentially-engaged nonwoven preform against the lateral surface of the drum for further processing. The drum may be incorporated in a production unit or installation including a spunbond tower for spinning filaments to form the nonwoven preform for tangential delivery to the drum. The resulting nonwoven may thereby be provided with uniform properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventor: Frederic Noelle