Patents by Inventor Todd Shail

Todd Shail 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: 20070254131
    Abstract: A carpet tile and process for making the carpet tile, wherein the carpet tile contains tufted face yarn, a primary backing, and at least three polymer-containing layers. The first layer is a pre-coat layer, and the second and third layers each contain a solventless hot melt adhesive that is extruded onto the pre-coat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Mohawk Carpet Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Shail, Frank Endrenyi, Chris W. Yarbrough
  • Publication number: 20060134374
    Abstract: Vinyl polymer adhesive using glass powder as a filler. The glass powder includes the use of recycled automotive and architectural glass as a filler material for several vinyl polymer adhesives, such as hot melt adhesives, polyvinyl chloride adhesives, and vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) emulsion adhesives. The glass powder may have an average particle size between 100 and 400 mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Bell, Todd Shail
  • Publication number: 20060105659
    Abstract: The floor covering includes multiple layers including a non-woven base layer, a VAE precoat applied to the non-woven woven base layer and overlaid by a first PVC layer. A fiberglass mat is applied over the first PVC layer and a second PVC layer is applied over the mat. A woven PVC layer is laminated by heat and pressure to the underlying second PVC layer. The woven PVC layer comprises monofilament or multifilament cores, preferably but not limited to, polyester filaments overlaid by a PVC coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hutchison, Todd Shail
  • Publication number: 20050022919
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a carpet by (a) providing a primary backing material having a front side and a back side, (b) tufting a yarn into the primary backing material to produce a carpet pile on the front side of the primary backing material and loops of the yarn on the back side of the primary backing material, (c) applying by slot coating a layer of a first melted coating composition onto the back side of the tufted primary backing material, (d) applying by slot coating a layer of a second melted coating composition onto the coating applied in step (c) thereby fixing the loops of the yarn to the primary backing material, and (e) applying and pressing a secondary backing onto the slot coated tackifying resin layers and pressing it to join the first and second tackifying resins and the primary backing and secondary backing and yarn loops together to form a carpet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Burlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Shail, Robert Hutchison