Patents by Inventor Jared A. Austin

Jared A. Austin 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: 8685870
    Abstract: Absorbent sheet materials are produced from a coformed blend of absorbent fibers and extensible meltblown polymer fibers. Laminates of these extensible coforms are prepared with layers of extensible polymeric fibers or filaments. The absorbent sheet materials are incrementally stretched to improve softness and drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fitesa Nonwoven, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared A. Austin, Samuel C. Baer
  • Publication number: 20110143623
    Abstract: A method for producing an elastic nonwoven fabric, comprising: stretching a nonwoven web in the cross machine direction, machine direction, or both directions to reduce the basis weight and/or denier of the nonwoven web to form the elastic nonwoven fabric, wherein the nonwoven web comprises a plurality of multicomponent strands having first and second polymer components longitudinally coextensive along the length of the strands, said first component comprising an elastomeric polymer, and said second polymer component comprising a polymer less elastic than the first polymer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Jean Claude Abed, Henning Roettger, Steven P. Webb, Jared A. Austin
  • Publication number: 20100062231
    Abstract: This invention concerns an elastic multilayer composite, comprising a non-elastic film layer and an elastic nonwoven layer. This invention also concerns a process for manufacturing an elastic multilayer composite, comprising: forming the composite using a non-elastic film layer and an elastic nonwoven layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Abed, Henning Roettger, Steven P. Webb, Jared A. Austin
  • Patent number: 7309522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions such as fibers, elastic yarns, wovens, nonwovens, knitted fabrics, fine nets, and articles produced at least in part from a styrenic block copolymer comprising at least two blocks produced from vinyl aromatic monomers and at least one block produced from alkyl-substituted, conjugated alkene monomers, where the block produced from the conjugated alkene may have sufficient substitution so as to prevent or significantly minimize thermal cross-linking of the residual unsaturation in the formed block during fiber formation. Additionally, the composition may be described as processable, without requiring any additives if, for example, the order-disorder-transition (ODT) temperature is less than about 280° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Advanced Design Concepts GmbH
    Inventors: Steven P. Webb, Jared A. Austin, Thomas Baltes, Kenneth A. Toney
  • Publication number: 20070197117
    Abstract: Absorbent sheet materials are produced from a coformed blend of absorbent fibers and extensible meltblown polymer fibers. Laminates of these extensible coforms are prepared with layers of extensible polymeric fibers or filaments. The absorbent sheet materials are incrementally stretched to improve softness and drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Jared Austin, Samuel Baer
  • Publication number: 20060084342
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric component are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. The first polymeric component also has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes the activation by incremental stretching of the strands is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Jared Austin, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Publication number: 20060084339
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric component are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. The first polymeric component also has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes the activation by incremental stretching of the strands is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Webb, Jared Austin, Stephen Sharp
  • Publication number: 20060082012
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric component are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. The first polymeric component also has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes the activation by incremental stretching of the strands is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Steven Webb, Jared Austin, Stephen Sharp, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Patent number: 6994763
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric component are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. The first polymeric component also has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes the activation by incremental stretching of the strands is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Design Concept GmbH
    Inventor: Jared A. Austin
  • Publication number: 20050101739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions such as fibers, elastic yarns, wovens, nonwovens, knitted fabrics, fine nets, and articles produced at least in part from a styrenic block copolymer comprising at least two blocks produced from vinyl aromatic monomers and at least one block produced from alkyl-substituted, conjugated alkene monomers, where the block produced from the conjugated alkene may have sufficient substitution so as to prevent or significantly minimize thermal cross-linking of the residual unsaturation in the formed block during fiber formation. Additionally, the composition may be described as processable, without requiring any additives if, for example, the order-disorder-transition (ODT) temperature is less than about 280° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Steven Webb, Jared Austin, Thomas Baltes, Kenneth Toney
  • Publication number: 20040214498
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric component are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. The first polymeric component also has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes the activation by incremental stretching of the strands is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Steven P. Webb, Jared A. Austin, Stephen R. Sharp, Ruediger Kesselmeier
  • Patent number: 6516472
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Patent number: 6506698
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite nonwoven fabric with a superior combination of extensibility, tensile properties and abrasion resistance. The composite nonwoven fabric (10) comprises at least one layer containing multipolymer fibers, with a plurality of bonds bonding the fibers together to form a coherent extensible nonwoven web (11). This coherent extensible nonwoven web (11) has a Taber surface abrasion value (rubber wheel) of greater than 10 cycles and an elongation at peak load in at least one of the machine direction or the cross-machine direction of at least 70%. A second extensible layer (12) is laminated to this coherent extensible nonwoven web (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Quantrille, Harold E. Thomas, Barry D. Meece, Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Patent number: 6465378
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Patent number: 6448194
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Publication number: 20010005662
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: June 28, 2001
    Applicant: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville. Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Publication number: 20010004574
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Applicant: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Publication number: 20010003693
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: June 14, 2001
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells
  • Patent number: 6225243
    Abstract: A bonded web of multi-component strands that include a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component is capable of overcoming a number of problems associated with nonwoven webs including both stickiness and blocking. The first polymeric component and second polymeric components are arranged in substantially distinct zones extending longitudinally along at least a portion of a length of the strands which make up the web with the second component containing a zone constituting at least a portion of the peripheral surface of the strand. Moreover, the first polymeric component has an elasticity which is greater than that of the second polymer component. A process producing elastomeric spunbonded nonwoven fabrics which utilizes air in attenuating and/or drawing of strands is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventor: Jared A. Austin
  • Patent number: 6207602
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics and fabric laminates are formed from continuous filaments or staple fibers of a select blend of specific grades of polyethylene and polypropylene which give improved fabric performance not heretofore recognized or described, such as high abrasion resistance, good tensile properties, excellent softness and the like. Furthermore, these blends have excellent melt spinning and processing properties which permit efficiently producing nonwoven fabrics at high productivity levels. The polymers are present as a lower-melting dominant continuous phase and at least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase dispersed therein. The lower-melting continuous phase forms at least 70 percent by weight of the fiber and comprises a linear low density polyethylene polymer of a melt index of greater than 10 and a density of less than 0.945 g/cc. At least one higher-melting noncontinuous phase comprises a polypropylene polymer with melt flow rate of greater than 20 g/10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Gessner, J. Darrell Gillespie, Jared A. Austin, David D. Newkirk, William Fowells