Component Comprises A Polymer (e.g., Rubber, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/159)
  • Patent number: 11478028
    Abstract: A glove includes a material layer made from a plastic material shaped to include a palm, a back, fingers and a thumb and to define an interior space and an opening providing access to the interior space. The glove further includes a plurality of pods formed in the material layer, the pods having a predetermined first thickness, and a plurality of connecting tabs connected between the pods, the connecting tabs having a second thickness less than the first thickness. The pods are configured to provide cut-resistance properties. The glove may be disposable. The glove may be ambidextrous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Lamont Industry Group LLC
    Inventor: Stuart Schwadron
  • Patent number: 11123969
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a design layer, a primer layer and a surface protective layer formed by cross-linking and curing an ionizing radiation curable resin composition in this order on a base material. A surface of the surface protective layer is smooth. A ten point average roughness RzJIS on a rear face of the decorative sheet and a thickness T of the base material satisfies the following equation (I); and an arithmetic average roughness Ra on the rear face and a thickness T of the base material satisfies the following equation (II): T×0.30?RzJIS??(I) T×0.20?Ra?T×0.005??(II) Or an arithmetic average roughness Ra on a rear face of the decorative sheet is 1.0 to 10.0 ?m. A decorated resin molded article is produced by integrating the decorative sheet with an outer surface of a resin molded article at the same time as injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuo Saitou
  • Patent number: 11058791
    Abstract: A thin nanocomposite film for use in an absorbent article is provided. The film contains an ethylene polymer, a nanoclay having an organic surface treatment, and a compatibilizer that includes an olefin polymer containing an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer. The present inventors have discovered that through selective control over the particular type and concentration of the components used to form the film, as well as the manner in which it is formed, the modulus and tensile strength of the film can be significantly improved without having an adverse impact on its ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Chen, James Hongxue Wang, Gregory J. Wideman, Michael J. Faulks, Mark M. Mleziva
  • Patent number: 10906266
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a structural body including a core composed of fiber and a support, which is a component of the core and is in contact with the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ikuo Uematsu, Naoya Hayamizu, Kenya Uchida
  • Patent number: 10900241
    Abstract: An uncoupling mat (1) includes a flexible plastic layer (2) made of a film-like plastic with structuring that defines indentations (6) provided with undercuts (5) on the first side (4) and cavities (8) positioned between the indentations (6) on the opposite second side (7). A fleece or fabric (3) is securely connected to the second side (7) and covers the cavities (8). The plastic layer (2) is provided with a plurality of weakening zones (12) which extend continuously between opposing side edges of the plastic layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventor: Werner Schluter
  • Patent number: 10753022
    Abstract: A melt-spun polymer fiber is provided having a cross-section and a length. A detectable particulate has a size of less than 31 microns and present in an amount of 2.0 to 50.0 weight percent loadings of metal or 10 to 80 weight percent loadings of radiopaque particles to render the polymer fiber detectable by metal (magnetic) or X-ray detection, alone or in combination with a secondary functional particulate distributed in or on the polymer fiber to render the polymer fiber chemically responsive to a chemical reactant, change in pH or temperature. The detectable particulate and the secondary functional particulate are each independently present in a core, a sheath, or both portions of polymer matrix. A process of detecting a fabric made from such a fiber. The fabric article passes through detector. A signal is collected from the detector indicative of the presence of the fabric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Aldridge, Robert Martin, Karen Mertins
  • Patent number: 10744720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing a product viewing window in a container. The container has at least a body ply and a liner ply, wherein the body ply has at least one aperture therethrough. The liner ply is adhered to the inner surface of the body ply and has a portion extending across the aperture, forming a window into the container. The method involves providing a window-finishing machine that comprises at least two platens and, optionally, a machine pocket positioned between them, a heating element extending through at least one of the platens, and a pressurized air device that is adapted to release pressurized air into the container through at least one of the platens. The container is engaged between the platens in an airtight manner and, optionally, the container window is positioned adjacent the inside wall of the machine pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenan James Clougherty
  • Patent number: 10675810
    Abstract: A papermaking belt including zones of material laid down successively using a 3D printing process. The zones include at least a pocket zone configured to form three dimensional structures in a paper web by applying vacuum to pull the paper web against the pocket zone. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the zone also include at least one vacuum breaking zone configured to limit an amount of paper fibers pulled through the pocket zone by the applied vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Bryd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin C. Pence, Taras Z. Andrukh, Shane Ervin Hayes
  • Patent number: 10583045
    Abstract: A waterproof composite material that comprises three layers, a top layer, a middle layer, and a bottom layer. The middle layer is made of foam while the top layer and bottom layer can be made from a variety of films. The top layer and the bottom layer are formed in a quilted pattern. The top layer and the bottom layer are bunched up (meaning there is extra material there allowing more stretch). A method of manufacturing the waterproof composite material includes placing the three layers on (or in), stretching the middle layer, and then applying a quilt (or other) pattern (using heat and/or pressure) which causes the quilted pattern on the top layer and the bottom layer. The natural contraction of the middle layer (which was stretched when the composite was formed) causes bunching of the top layer and the bottom layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AquaCast Liner LLC
    Inventor: Danielle Candy
  • Patent number: 10526798
    Abstract: A base panel suitable to be processed into a covering panel, consisting of the following layers: (i) a substrate having a top surface, (ii) a resilient layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, whereby the bottom surface is connected to the top surface of said substrate, and (iii) optionally, a contact layer between the bottom surface of said resilient layer and the top surface of said substrate. A covering panel further comprising a digitally printed decor on the top surface of the resilient layer of the base panel, and a process of producing covering panels from said base panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beaulieu International Group NV
    Inventors: Pol Lombaert, Jonas Guido Feys
  • Patent number: 10451335
    Abstract: Product transport containers are disclosed. Such containers can provide one or more advantages compared to existing containers. For example, product transport containers described herein can maintain a product at a desired temperature for an extended period of time, including without the use of an active heating or cooling component. Such product transport containers described herein may also provide improved breathability, thermal insulation, and/or mechanical strength or dimensional stability. Such containers can include a plurality of walls defining an interior volume and a selectively openable side permitting movement of the product into and out of the interior volume of the container. The walls can be formed from a thermoformed non-woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Phase Change Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Craig Owens, Reyad I. Sawafta
  • Patent number: 10399107
    Abstract: A paint collar is provided that provides a spray shield for a surface around a work piece while painting, coating, or spraying the work piece. The paint collar has a first member and a second member that form around the work piece, thereby forming a contiguous paint shield surface. The first member and the second member abut against one another along aligned inner edges when the paint collar is in a working state. Along the inner edges of each member is a notch, which forms an aperture to allow the work piece to extend through the paint collar when the paint collar is placed around the base thereof. The first and second members are connected via one or more connectors, which allow hinged movement or complete separation. In one embodiment, the aperture formed by the notches is sized for work piece that comprises an upstanding, four-by-four post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: David Westfall
  • Patent number: 10364513
    Abstract: The invention concerns a radiation protective material, which comprises a fibrous material with composite filaments including a radiopaque substance. The filaments are structured in a regular pattern to form the radiation shielding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ten Medical Design AB
    Inventors: Petra Apell, Fredrik Gellerstedt
  • Patent number: 10336040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a composite element comprising a single- or multi-part core and an envelope which are in a force fit combination with each other, at least comprising providing a single- or multi-part core of an evacuable organic material; at least partly enveloping the core with an envelope to obtain a composite element precursor; and treating the composite element precursor for a period leading to an at least partial softening of the evacuable organic material and of the envelope surface apposing the core. The present invention further relates to composite elements obtained or obtainable by a method of the present invention and also to the method of using a composite element of the present invention as a vacuum insulation panel or as a thermal insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Werner Wiegmann, Marc Fricke, Joerg Krogmann
  • Patent number: 10322435
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a natural composite material multilayer structure includes: manufacturing a felt layer; spraying a thermosetting resin onto one surface or both surfaces of the felt layer; forming an intermediate layer of the sprayed thermosetting resin to form a composite material; heat-pressing the composite material through a heated mold; and cold-pressing the heat-compressed composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun-Dae Cho, Myoung-Ryoul Lee, Oh-Deok Kwon, Ki-Sung Kim, Dong-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10183474
    Abstract: A method for providing a laminate film with adhesive as a step in the preparatory process for manufacturing a laminate mold part using a support part, a method for applying a hot melt to a laminate film, a method for manufacturing a laminate mold part, using a method, a system for laminating a support part as well as a method for such a system produces especially high quality lamination and even if the support part, where the laminate film should be laminated, is not porous by applying the adhesive to the support part for bonding the macroscopically structured laminate film, so that there is a duct system. The air can flow through the duct system between the laminate film and the support part during the lamination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KIEFEL GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Dandl
  • Patent number: 10039665
    Abstract: A medical headgear fabric that includes, at least: (i) a skin-facing fabric layer; (ii) an outermost fabric layer; and (iii) a plastic or metal layer located between the fabric layers. Preferably these layers, as well as any additional layers that may be present in the fabric are thermoformed to form a substantially unitary fabric with at least a substantially laminate structure. Preferably, the fabric also includes a foam layer located between the fabric layers. Preferably, in embodiments with a layer (iii) of plastic, the plastic layer is in the form of a nylon, plastic strip. Preferably, in embodiments with a layer (iii) of metal, the metal layer is in the form of an aluminum strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Blaszczykiewicz, James V. Nutty
  • Patent number: 9970198
    Abstract: Floor covering, consisting of hard panels, with a laminated structure, whereby at least at the upper surface a printed decorative layer with a wood pattern is present, with thereupon a transparent layer of synthetic material in which impressions are formed, wherein the impressions substantially follow the wood pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers
  • Patent number: 9938665
    Abstract: A clothing for use in machines for producing a fiber web such as a paper, cardboard, tissue or nonwoven web, in particular a press felt, has a load-absorbing main structure and at least one liquid-absorbing and/or liquid-storing structure arranged on and/or in the load-absorbing main structure. The liquid-absorbing and/or liquid-storing structure is a sponge cloth-like porous structure made of regenerated cellulose, viscose or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Johan Malmquist, Kjell Karlsson, Conny Andersson
  • Patent number: 9855721
    Abstract: A decorative laminate for application to a structural component is provided. The decorative laminate has a substrate layer of a nonwoven fabric material with or without a flame retardant material. The decorative laminate further has an embossable layer disposed upon the substrate layer. The embossable layer includes an embossing resin material and the flame retardant material. The decorative laminate further has a protective layer disposed upon the embossable layer. The protective layer includes a polyvinyl fluoride-based material and has a decorative material printed on a first side of the protective layer facing the embossable layer. An adhesive layer is applied to the substrate layer of the decorative laminate. The decorative laminate is applied to the structural component with the substrate layer facing a bonding surface of the structural component and with an adhesive layer applied between the decorative laminate and the bonding surface of the structural component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason W. Drexler, Samantha L. Bronner
  • Patent number: 9777998
    Abstract: A device is provided for camouflaging an object from an infrared detection apparatus. The device includes a cloak positionable between the object and the infrared detection apparatus. The cloak includes a layer of infrared absorptive material including a plurality of silicon nanowires. A flexible substrate has a first surface operatively connected to an inner surface of the layer. The substrate includes a heat dissipation arrangement for dissipating heat generated by the cloak during operation. An array of infrared emitters is operatively connected to a second surface of the substrate. The array of infrared emitters selectively radiates an infrared pattern to disguise the object to the infrared detection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Hongrui Jiang, Seyyed Mohammad Javad Moghimi, Guangyun Lin
  • Patent number: 9415574
    Abstract: A method is presented for manufacturing a plate shaped product, comprising the steps of manufacturing a first intermediate product which comprises at least, successively, a carrier, a plastic printing layer, a decorative print layer and a plastic protective layer, by using a multiple coating process, manufacturing a second intermediate product which comprises at least one plastic layer, by using at least a calendering process, and combining the first and second intermediate products by laminating, such that the second intermediate product is attached to the first intermediate product. Further a plate shaped product is provided which is manufactured using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: IVC N.V.
    Inventors: Stefaan Gerard Lucien Duyck, Kristof Van Vlassenrode, Filip Gilbert Lucien Bossuyt, Stijn Michel Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 9396846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for making wire insulation that comprises the steps of providing a solid insulative material; adding a chemical foaming agent to at least one section of the solid insulative material; extruding the solid insulative material over at least one wire to create an insulated wire; and heating the insulated wire after extruding the solid insulative material and activating the chemical foaming agent in the at least one section of the solid insulative material to create at least one foamed section in the solid insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Fausz
  • Patent number: 9346605
    Abstract: An insulative container includes a wall and a floor. The wall is formed from an insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material having an area of plastic deformation. There are no fractures in the insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material so that a predetermined insulative characteristic is maintained in the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Chris K Leser, Charles T Wallace, Philip A Driskill, John B Euler, Jason J Paladino, Milan C Maravich, Daniel O Davis, Randy A Bowlds, Jeffrey A Mann
  • Patent number: 9309628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wallpaper and a method for manufacturing the same. The wallpaper may be manufactured at low energy and low costs regardless of an increase in oil price and does not produce greenhouse gases and hazardous substances in the course of manufacture, use or disposal, or during fire. In addition, the wallpaper can decompose readily in the natural environment, even when buried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng Zhe Huang, Si Young Lee, Phan Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9066350
    Abstract: A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes the WTRU receiving DRX setting information over a radio resource control (RRC) signal, and the WTRU receiving DRX activation information over medium access control (MAC) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Mohammed Sammour, Arty Chandra, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 9056406
    Abstract: A method for the creation of a plurality of continuously folded layers. This approach for creating multilayered products begins with a typical flow channel for a product in which the cross-section of this flow channel is an annular ring. The flow channel is then morphed to create folds in the flow channel. Fold patterns are manufactured into the channel walls so as to gradually modify the contour of the stream. These folds are oriented and propagated in such a way so that the flow can be converged back to a flow passage with a typical cross section but now with a multiplied number of layers. This process may be repeated to multiply the number of layers. The number of folded layers can include 3-10 layers, ten to hundreds of layers and ten to thousands of layers. The layers remain continuous around the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Peters
  • Publication number: 20150111001
    Abstract: A wall insulation system includes a thermoplastic polymer foam board, ribs of melt barrier material extending horizontally across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and a metallic facing bonded to the outside surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and covering the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and any ribs exposed along the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board. A rib of melt barrier material extends across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board in any 50 centimeter distance along the height of the foam board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alain Sagnard, Lars Massueger
  • Publication number: 20150067967
    Abstract: The present invention is of foam mattress constructions made and engineered foams which contain additives for improved mechanical and thermal properties. In accordance with one aspect of the disclosure and inventions, there is provided engineered foam for use as a layer in a foam mattress construction having multiple layers including a top layer of foam and at least one additional layer of foam, and a coating of phase change material applied to a top surface of the top layer of foam. Surface application of phase change material to a top surface of a top layer of foam of a foam mattress provides more efficient transfer of heat away from a body on the mattress and reduced heat accumulation at the body-mattress interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Sealy Technology LLC
    Inventor: Steve Tyree
  • Patent number: 8962122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sealing material having excellent water resistance for a long time. A sealing material A of the present invention comprises: a rubber resin sheet 1; and a thermoplastic resin foam layer 2 formed at least on one surface of the rubber resin sheet 1. The sealing material A has a 25% compressive strength in a thickness direction of 2 to 40 kPa as measured in accordance with JIS K6767 and the thermoplastic resin foam layer 2 has a closed cell ratio of 10 to 60%. As a result, the sealing material A has excellent water resistance right after the use thereof and even after a long time has elapsed, and is suitably used in various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Adachi, Shunji Hyoudou, Yasuhiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 8945701
    Abstract: An ethylene resin composition is provided which has excellent properties including adhesion properties, electrically insulating properties, transparency, moldability and process stability and can be produced without requiring any cross-linking procedure if necessary to improve productivity; and others. The ethylene resin composition contains a modified product produced by modifying an ethylene polymer (A) that meets all of the requirements a) to e) mentioned below with an ethylenically unsaturated silane compound (B). a) The density is 900 to 940 kg/m3. b) The melting peak temperature is 90 to 125 ° C. as determined by DSC. c) The melt flow rate (MFR2) is 0.1 to 100 g/10 minutes as measured at 190 ° C. and a load of 2.16 kg in accordance with JIS K-6721. d) The Mw/Mn ratio is 1.2 to 3.5. e) The content of metal residues is 0.1 to 50 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Ikenaga, Takashi Hakuta, Kazuhiro Yarimizu, Hiroshi Mori, Takanobu Murofushi, Hirofumi Zenkoh, Jun Tokuhiro, Fumito Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150030811
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric comprising heat-expanding particles, having bulk and high strength, and a method for producing the nonwoven fabric. The method of producing a nonwoven fabric according to the invention comprises a step of supplying a first sheet-forming material comprising fiber and water onto a belt, to form a first sheet layer on the belt, a step of spraying a high-pressure water jet onto the first sheet layer to form grooves extending in the machine direction on the surface, a step of forming a second sheet-forming material comprising fibers, heat-expanding particles and water into a sheet to form a second sheet layer, a step of layering the first sheet layer and the second sheet layer to form a third sheet layer, a step of drying the third sheet layer, and a step of spraying high-pressure steam onto the third sheet layer to expand the heat-expanding particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Toshio Hiraoka
  • Publication number: 20140370218
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to thermoformed articles having one or more deep undercuts and to processes for making such articles. The undercuts produced using the process described herein exhibit superior properties compared to undercuts present in conventional articles. The thermoformed articles can be produced using a foamed polyester-containing material which facilitates the production of undercuts exhibiting superior properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Gary Stuart Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20140349079
    Abstract: A laminate of an at least partially reticulated thermoplastic film joined to an extensible carrier. The reticulated thermoplastic film includes a backing with openings and discrete elements protruding from the first major surface. There are two discrete elements aligned in a first direction abutting opposite ends of any given opening. In a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, there is one discrete element between the given opening and an adjacent opening aligned in the second direction. Each portion of the thermoplastic backing around the given opening is plastically deformed in its lengthwise direction. A method of making a laminate is also disclosed. The method includes stretching a thermoplastic backing having a plurality of discrete elements in the first direction and laminating the backing to an extensible carrier. Subsequently stretching the laminate in a second direction forms a tear in the thermoplastic backing between two adjacent of the discrete elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Thomas P. Hanschen, Timothy P. Pariseau
  • Patent number: 8895126
    Abstract: Unitary films and laminates thereof are provided having at least first and second film segments which extend adjacent one another and are permanently joined together. The first and second film segments are joined at an interface, wherein at the interface a tip of the second segment overlaps the first segment in the cross-direction of the film. The film has a thickness “T” at the tip of the second segment, and the second segment has a thickness “t” at a distance T in the cross direction from the tip of the second segment. The ratio T/t is suitably greater than about 3. The unitary films and laminates thereof are well suited, for example, for use as outer covers in personal care articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing-Chak Ng, Jose Augusto Vidal de Siqueira
  • Publication number: 20140342126
    Abstract: A massaging floor mat includes a layer of gel that penetrates into the cells of a layer of memory foam. The layer of foam sits on a foundation layer of hard plastic. A plurality of protrusions are distributed over the upper surface of the foundation layer. The protrusions provide a massaging sensation to the user of the mat. The protrusions also hold the layer of foam in place obviating the need to glue the foam to the foundation layer. The gel is spread over the foam as the foam moves along a conveyor belt. The gel is then cured using hot air. The foundation layer is held in place in an indentation of a bottom cover of flexible plastic without using any glue. A top cover is placed over the layer of gel, and the peripheries of the top and bottom covers are attached to each other using high-frequency welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Zinus Inc.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Publication number: 20140335315
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an underlay material (8) to be set under parquet or a laminate, the underlay material including a sheet material layer (1) and a flexible cellular plastic material layer (3) bonded under the sheet material layer, and a bottom surface of the cellular plastic layer being processed for providing an air space, whereby the bottom surface of the cellular plastic material layer (3) is processed by melting the cellular plastic material locally for providing an air space (9) and for simultaneously bonding the cellular plastic material layer to the sheet material layer (1). An underlay material manufactured by such a method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Virtanen
  • Publication number: 20140335303
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich-type composite panel having a living hinge from a stack of material is provided. The stack includes first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins heated to a softening temperature and a thermoplastic cellular core disposed between the skins The first skin is stretchable when heated to the softening temperature. A pressure is applied to the stack after the step of heating to form the composite panel. A portion of the composite panel is crushed at a predetermined location simultaneously with the step of applying to locally compact and separate the cellular core at the predetermined location to form two side portions of the panel and a crushed portion of the panel between the two side portions. The first skin stretches during the step of crushing while remaining intact between the two side portions. The skins bond together at the predetermined location to form the living hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Publication number: 20140335314
    Abstract: The invention is directed to composite material panels, comprising insulating layers comprising a solid open-cell foam panel, which may comprise at least one internal void therein, and wherein one or more surfaces of the panel are provided with an air-tight sealing coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Albertelli Aldino, Michael Frieh
  • Publication number: 20140308482
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention to provide an adhesive tape that has a feel and texture that is very close to paper tape; that follows curbed surfaces, rough surfaces, and irregular surfaces well; has excellent water resistance; is not susceptible to tearing when removed after the completion of work; and is easily cut by hand. The adhesive tape of the present invention is characterized as follows: a tape base cloth comprises spunbonded thermoplastic long fiber non-woven cloth with a basis weight of 15-60 g/m2 and the tape is embossed in the width direction; a tape substrate sheet is prepared by permeating the tape base cloth with a synthetic resin having a glass transition temperature of no more than 20° C. so that the quantity of synthetic resin after drying is 5-150% by weight of the total basis weight of non-woven cloth; and an adhesive agent is applied to one side of the tape substrate sheet and a release agent to the other side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Masunari, Tetsuo Kurose, Katsuji Omizu, Hirofumi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20140308481
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a porous flexible sheet according to the present disclosure includes forming a layer that includes a mixture including thermoplastic resin particles and inorganic particles and thermally fusing the thermoplastic particles to each other and to the inorganic particles while keeping at least a part of clearances between the particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20140308467
    Abstract: A glass substrate protective pad which protects a glass substrate in close contact with the glass substrate. The glass substrate protective pad has multiple layers, the rear layer of the multiple layers which is to be in close contact with the glass substrate containing foamed polymer. A glass substrate packing container for packing a plurality of glass substrates loaded therein, in which the above-described glass substrate protective pad is in close contact with the front surface of the plurality of glass substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: BumRo Lee, Seok-Woong Kim, Sangku Moon, Kyu-Hwan Lee
  • Publication number: 20140272307
    Abstract: An adhesive tape comprises a duct tape layer and a foam mounting tape layer. The duct tape layer comprises a polymer layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, a scrim, and an adhesive layer between the polymer layer and the scrim. The foam mounting tape layer comprises a foam layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, an optional adhesive layer on the top surface of the foam layer, and an adhesive layer on the bottom surface of the foam layer. The foam layer has a thickness in a range of about 0.01 inch to 0.75 inch. The adhesive tape optionally has a scrim arranged on a bottom surface of the foam mounting tape layer. The foam layer of the foam mounting tape layer is optionally embossed in a predetermined pattern to impart a pattern to the top surface of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ShurTech Brands, LLC
    Inventor: ShurTech Brands, LLC
  • Publication number: 20140260034
    Abstract: The invention comprises a product. The product comprises a foam insulating panel, the panel having a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface, wherein the foam insulating panel defines at least one recessed channel in the first primary surface, the at least one recessed channel being sized and shaped to provide a mold for a structural reinforcing member. The product also comprises a concrete panel formed on the first primary surface and filling the at least one recessed channel so as to provide a structural reinforcing member for the concrete panel. The product further comprises an elongate anchor member in the foam insulating panel and extending from the first primary surface of the foam insulating panel into the concrete panel. A method of making a composite reinforced insulated concrete structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Publication number: 20140227486
    Abstract: A security mark is produced on a micro-porous, synthetic paper, structure by changing light transmission properties of light pathways through the structure. The security mark is visible when the structure is illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: David BENDERLY
  • Publication number: 20140227487
    Abstract: An identification document includes a first surface, at least a portion of the first surface being made of foamable synthetic material, and a tactile relief marking having a bubble structure formed in the foamable synthetic material. A method is used for producing at least one tactile relief marking on an identification document by an irradiation source. The identification document includes a surface having foamable synthetic material that has a property of increasing its volume by foaming upon application of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis J. Warwick
  • Publication number: 20140205791
    Abstract: The sealing tape has an elastically recoverable foam strip and a stiff strip-shaped element made of stiff foam, which is arranged underneath the foam strip. The stiff strip-shaped element has greater flexural strength than the foam strip and has two predetermined fold points, so that two side sections of the stiff strip-shaped element can be bent in opposite directions at the two predetermined fold points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ISO-CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Deiss
  • Publication number: 20140190616
    Abstract: A finish material installation membrane is described. The membrane includes: a first adhesive layer; a structural layer coupled to the first adhesive layer; a second adhesive layer coupled to the structural layer, and a backing layer coupled to the second adhesive layer. A double-sided adhesive membrane adapted to secure finish material to a sub-surface includes: a structural layer; a first adhesive layer coupled to a first surface of the structural layer; a second adhesive layer coupled to a second surface of the structural layer; a first release liner coupled to the first adhesive layer; and a second release liner coupled to the second adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Carl Thomas Archbold
  • Patent number: 8741417
    Abstract: Compositions, structures and methods that relate to films having switchable reflectivity and anti-reflectivity depending on ambient conditions, such as temperature. A film with switchable reflectivity and anti-reflectivity includes a nanostructured first layer having nanopillars associated with nanowells. A hydrogel occupies at least a portion of the nanowells. As the hydrogel moves from a dehydrated state to a hydrated state, the surface of the film switches from being reflective to being anti-reflective in a repeatable and reversible process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Kwangyeol Lee, Donghoon Choi
  • Publication number: 20140130447
    Abstract: A foam roof of the present disclosure includes a roof having a roof portion with one of an edge, termination, or penetration having a generally upright edge. A foam is received over a region of the roof portion adjacent to and along the generally upright edge. A flexible edge member is received over the generally upright edge and an adjacent region of the foam. The edge member preferably has first and second legs disposed in substantially perpendicular relation, and each leg has a variable or tapering cross-sectional conformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Richard A. West