Including Cellulosic Or Natural Rubber Component Patents (Class 428/165)
  • Publication number: 20150110995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including one or more reinforced structural members, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one reinforced member may exhibit enhanced strength, functionality, and/or durability, while being simpler to assemble and more aesthetic than similar conventional systems. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including as ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Patent number: 8940442
    Abstract: The present invention is intended for providing a porous film having excellent film uniformity, and is capable to contribute for improving cyclic and rate properties, which is provided on a surface of electrode used for a secondary battery and the like. The porous film of the present invention is characterized by including water soluble polymer having an average polymerization degree of 500 to 2500, an inorganic filler and water soluble particulate polymer. In the present invention particularly, it is preferable that said water soluble polymer is thickening polysaccharides, further said water-insoluble polymer is preferably selected from the group consisting of semisynthetic cellulose polymer, sodium salt and ammonium salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Mayumi Fukumine, Yasuhiro Wakizaka
  • Publication number: 20140335307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a interior component (10) for a motor vehicle, which interior component has a top layer (1) composed of liquid-jet-hardened natural fibre nonwoven material or a top layer (1) composed of a liquid-jet-hardened mixture of different natural fibre nonwoven materials. The invention also relates to a motor vehicle having at least one such interior component, and to the use of a liquid-jet-hardened natural fibre nonwoven material or a mixture of natural fibre nonwoven materials as a top layer (1) in an interior component (10), in particular a cockpit component, of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ullrich Münstermann, Johann Gasslhuber, Peter Strasser
  • Patent number: 8877320
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising: a substrate having a microfluidic channel, an electrically conductive feature comprising an electrically conductive layer arranged on a primer layer and positioned with reference to the microfluidic channel, wherein the primer layer comprises: (i) an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of. (a) a homopolymer or copolymer including a vinyl lactam repeating unit, (b) a cellulose ether; (c) polyvinyl alcohol; and (d) unmodified or modified gelatin; and (ii) a porous particulate material, the organic polymer being dispersed in the porous particulate material, is provided. Methods for manufacturing the microfluidic devices and their use in a number of applications are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Andrew John Naisby, Miguel Angel Torello Arevalo, Josef Kugler, Wolfgang Franz Reiter
  • 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
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Masunari, Tetsuo Kurose, Katsuji Omizu, Hirofumi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20130306719
    Abstract: A paper structure is disclosed, which comprises: a paper substrate; an adhesive layer, formed on the paper substrate; and a polymer layer; wherein the polymer layer is configured with a plurality of embossed elements and is disposed on the adhesive layer for allowing the spaces formed between the embossed structures and the paper substrate to be filled by the adhesive layer. In addition, the flexibility of a carton box that is formed using the aforesaid paper structure can be enhanced through the cooperation between the embossed structures and the adhesive layer filled inside the recesses of the embossed structures, and thus the ability of the carton box to absorb collision impact can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: MING-CHUAN CHOU, TSAE SHENG INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: MING-CHUAN CHOU
  • Publication number: 20130288012
    Abstract: A contoured wood sheet and a method of making a contoured wood sheet are provided. The contoured wood sheet has a length, a height, and a width, and a top side that is spaced apart from a rear side by the height. The width of the contoured wood sheet varies across at least a part of the length to define the contour of the contoured wood sheet. The contoured wood sheet comprises a plurality of wood elements that have the same length and height as the contoured wood sheet, and the width of at least one wood element varies along its length. The wood elements are joined together along the edges extending in the direction of the length of the wood elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: HD WOOD TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Glenn L. Wagoner
  • Publication number: 20130177742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing floor panels, characterized by the following steps: a) scattering glued wood fibers or wood chips to form a wood material cake, b) pressing the wood material cake at elevated temperature to form a large-format substrate plate, which is provided press-finished and has a press skin that arose during the production of the substrate plate at least on the top of the substrate plate, c) applying a base coat made of a liquid melamine-based resin to the upper face of the substrate plate, wherein the resin at least partially diffuses into the top surface layer of the substrate plate and at least partially penetrates and improves the region of the press skin, d) drying the base coat, e) applying a primer to the base coat, f) drying the primer, g) applying at least one water-based paint enriched with pigments in order to produce a decoration, i) applying a seal made of at least one melamine-based resin enriched with wear-resistant particles and cellulose fibers, j) drying
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Axel Siebert, Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20130011624
    Abstract: An in-mold decorated fibrous molded object is provided, which is capable of being beautifully decorated, and a method for manufacturing the same. A method for manufacturing an in-mold decorated fibrous molded object includes the steps of forming a pictorial pattern 2 on an easy moldable paper 1, the easy moldable paper 1 having microcreases formed over the entire surface thereof so that the easy moldable paper has a reduced apparent dimension; inserting the easy moldable paper 1 into a mold 3; clamping the mold; filling a cavity 4 of the heated mold 3 with a mixture as a molding material 5, the mixture being obtained by adding a polymer binding material and water to a main fibrous material and kneading them; forming a gap of 0.02 to 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NISSHA PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takenaka
  • Publication number: 20120251787
    Abstract: A building board includes an undercoat coating, an overcoat coating having lower pigment content than the undercoat coating and having different hue from the undercoat coating and having variations in position and thickness, an inkjet coating having different hue from the overcoat coating and is applying partially, and a clear coating successively formed on surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns. There also is provided a method for manufacturing a building board including the steps of applying an undercoat paint to surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns, applying an overcoat paint having lower pigment weight concentration than the undercoat paint and having different hue from the undercoat paint, scraping off a part of the applied overcoat paint before the overcoat paint cures, partially applying inkjet painting having different hue from the overcoat paint, and applying a clear paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Daizou MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20120171428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a visible covering (1) comprising the following steps: mixing a stabilising agent with a granular material (2), introducing the granular material (2) into a receiver (3) to form a moulded article (4), connecting of at least a surface layer (9) of the moulded article with a carrier layer (10), removing the composite of surface layer (9) and carrier layer (10), wherein the visible covering (1) is obtained. The invention further related to a visible covering (1) produced with the method according to the invention and the use thereof as a facing of ceilings, walls, floors, doors, roofs and/or tabletops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Holger Marohn
  • Publication number: 20120135189
    Abstract: A multilayer structure comprising a plurality of layers superimposed one on top of the other, each of which is made of one or more elements of wood material, wherein at least one of said elements of wood material is provided with at least a cavity into which a filling material is inserted using the vacuum infusion technique to glue each of said layers with the adjacent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: FALEGNAMERIA TRADIZIONALE DI MARCO OLIVIERI
    Inventor: Marco Olivieri
  • Publication number: 20110281076
    Abstract: A trim panel formed from natural fibers and a protective material, and a method of forming the trim panel. The natural fibers are environmentally-friendly and the protective material may be sufficiently adhered to the natural fibers without the use of hot melts or adhesives. The protective material is configured to be permeable to gasses and water vapor during application and once applied impermeable to UV light and liquids such as water and soda.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Beau Anderson, Jeffrey T. Stout, Craig D. Flowerday, Tony Pokorzynski, Jennifer Stroebe, Sreenivas Paruchuri, Holger Kalus
  • Publication number: 20110217518
    Abstract: Colored posterboard and particularly fluorescent colored posterboard is economically produced by utilizing a paperboard substrate of all or substantially all recycled materials with a first base coat on each side of the paperboard substrate. The base coat includes clay and a binder and is applied to smooth out surface irregularities and substantially cover darker mottled coloration of the substrate. The one or more base coats do not require the color pigments but may include whiteners. A top coat including color pigment, is applied at a low coating rate of 3 to 5 lbs over the base coat such that the posterboard has good coloration without high expense of color pigments. The saving is greatest when using fluorescent pigments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Richard J. Repecki
  • Patent number: 7972670
    Abstract: A structured paper release liner (10) for use with an article (44) backed with a pressure sensitive adhesive, an adhesive-backed article assembly (42) and methods of making each are disclosed. The liner (10) comprises a piece of paper (14) having a release side free of a structural support layer, a back side, and a structured release surface (48) having a pattern formed into the paper (14) on the release side. A release material is on the structured release surface of the paper. The pattern formed in the paper (14) is designed so as to form fluid egress channels in a bonding surface of the pressure sensitive adhesive (46). The fluid egress channels define a structured bonding surface (48) having exit pathways for fluid to bleed out from behind the article when the structured bonding surface (48) is adhered to or otherwise disposed on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David S. Seitz, Kanta Kumar, Larry A. Meixner, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Stefan O. Dietrich
  • Publication number: 20100238548
    Abstract: An optical film includes a base member having convex structures that are two-dimensionally and orderly arranged on a surface thereof and a hard-coating layer provided on the surface of the base member, the surface having the arranged structures thereon. A continuous wave surface is provided on a surface of the hard-coating layer so as to approximately conform to the shape of the structures of the surface of the base member, a maximum amplitude A and a minimum wavelength ? of the continuous wave surface are each substantially uniform, and a ratio (A/?) of the maximum amplitude A to the minimum wavelength ? is more than 0.002 and 0.011 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Watanabe, Shogo Sato, Shinichi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 7648772
    Abstract: A sheet of cellulose based material having enhanced strength, particularly the dry strength, substantially unaffected repulpability is disclosed. The sheet of cellulose based materials generally includes a first cellulose based material connected with a second cellulose base material element. The first cellulose based material is formed by separating a portion of the fiber from a furnish, treating the separated portion with a cationic wet strength resin which is allowed to bond to the fiber. The treated fiber is them mixed with the untreated balance of the fiber at some point before the paper machine. The fiber that is separated may be secondary fiber, virgin fiber or combinations thereof. The second cellulose base material element is substantially free from any treatment. The second cellulose base material element may be include substantially all untreated fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Terry M. Grant, David W. Park
  • Publication number: 20080233354
    Abstract: Disclosed is an uncoated facestock product having enhanced printability, holdout, and edge wick properties, which are attained through a combination of manufacturing techniques including increased refining of the furnish, sizing, increased hard nip calendering, and the use of extended nip calendering. The resulting uncoated facestock product has the following properties: a density between about 0.7 and 1.0 g/cc and/or an ash content of less than about 15% as measured by the 525° C. standard test method; and a finished surface having a Sheffield smoothness between about 50 and 150 Sheffield units and a Parker Print Surf roughness (PPS-10) less than about 5.0 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: D. W. Anderson, Kristine Butts
  • Publication number: 20080187705
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate a method and apparatus of non-abrasive mechanical relief of a cellulose sheet to allow for uniform radius bending. In one embodiment of the present invention, a mechanically relieved sheet comprises a sheet comprising a cellulosic material and having a first surface, and at least a notched section on the first surface of the sheet comprising a plurality of indentations, wherein the first surface of the sheet is substantially free of visible cracks, wrinkles and abrasions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: MARK SHAPTON, Paul Lautrup
  • Patent number: 7081300
    Abstract: A decorative laminate assembly having a decorative laminate top layer assembly. This top layer assembly includes, in descending superimposed relationship, a decorative layer and a core layer that includes PETG, or other polymeric material. Preferably, the top layer assembly also includes a wear resistant overlay layer on top of the decorative layer, and the core layer's PETG is in a sheet form. The top layer assembly may be directly bonded to a water resistant substrate. The decorative laminate assembly of the present invention can be used for a variety of purposes, including flooring applications. When the present invention is used for flooring applications, it is preferred that the overlay layer has enhanced wear resistant qualities and that the water resistant substrate comprise PVC or cement fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Formica Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth John Laurence, Terry Paul Drees, Kevin Francis O'Brien, Bob Fairbanks
  • Patent number: 7018945
    Abstract: A treatment composition and a method for treating substrates that includes contacting at least a portion of the substrate with (a) an alkyl polyglycoside or a derivative of an alkyl polyglycoside; and (b) a polysaccharide, a modified polysaccharide, a derivative of a polysaccharide or a derivative of a modified polysaccharide is provided. A treated substrate is provided that when used in a personal care product like a diaper and in such a way that the substrate is not in direct contact with skin promotes skin dryness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Susan Carol Paul, Andrea Susan Wulz
  • Patent number: 6803110
    Abstract: A decorative laminate assembly having a decorative laminate top layer assembly. This top layer assembly includes, in descending superimposed relationship, a decorative layer and a core layer that includes PETG. Preferably, the top layer assembly also includes a wear resistant overlay layer on top of the decorative layer, and the core layer's PETG is in a sheet form. The top layer assembly is attached to a water resistant substrate through the use of a water resistant adhesive. The decorative laminate assembly of the present invention can be used for a variety of purposes, including flooring applications. When the present invention is used for flooring applications, it is preferred that the overlay layer include wear resistant qualities and that the water resistant substrate comprise PVC or cement fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Formica Corporation
    Inventors: Terry Paul Drees, Kenneth John Laurence, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6797362
    Abstract: The invention encompasses a method of bonding a first mass to a second mass. A first mass of first material and a second mass of second material are provided and joined in physical contact with one another. The first and second masses are then diffusion bonded to one another simultaneously with the development of grains of the second material in the second mass. The diffusion bonding comprises solid state diffusion between the first mass and the second mass. A predominate portion of the developed grains in the second material have a maximum dimension of less than 100 microns. The invention also encompasses methods of forming a physical vapor deposition target bonded to a backing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Parfeniuk, Tony Beier
  • Patent number: 6777062
    Abstract: A flexible shock absorbing component providing cushioning for surfaces, especially wall and floor surfaces, is described. The shock absorbing component includes two sheets of thermoplastic, each sheet with inwardly facing, opposing, resiliently compressible indentations extending into a cavity between the two sheets. The shock absorbing component also includes a layer of particulate matter applied to and adhered to the outer surface of one of the sheets, to provide wear and weather resistance. A moderator may also be attached to the outer surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Skydex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph J. Skaja
  • Patent number: 6649245
    Abstract: A composition veneer that is extremely flexible, foldable and moldable, is provided by impregnating a wood veneer with a plastic film. The veneer has a smooth protective polymer surface without separate and distinguishable layers. As a result, the composition veneers of this invention exhibit moldability and shapeability properties similar to plastic sheeting, but contain natural wood and have the appearance of natural wood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Thomas A. Lenderink
  • Patent number: 6588162
    Abstract: A reverse molded fiberboard panel; a wainscot kit comprising a plurality of differently sized reverse molded panels, and a planar finishing or spacer panel, adapted to completely cover any size wall between a wall base board and a wall chair rail; and a method of reverse molding a loose cellulosic mat, in a single pressing step, to provide one or more relatively high density, raised panels without requiring preliminary pressing, or other pre-shaping step, such as scalping. The reverse-molded panels are molded in a conventional, multi-opening fiberboard press, in a single pressing step process, while achieving excellent transfer of mold detail (embossing fidelity) without visually noticeable fiber fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Lynch, Dale E. Schafernak, Karine Luetgert, Bei-Hong Liang, Lee Braddock
  • Patent number: 6588163
    Abstract: A type of relief engraved doorplate, comprising an inside plate that is composed of a first Bakelite layer and a second Bakelite layer, said first Bakelite layer and second Bakelite layer being composed of coarse wood dust and fine wood powder respectively, the second Bakelite layer enveloping the exterior of the first Bakelite layer before they are subjected to heated compression molding to obtain the relief engraved pattern on the top and bottom panels of the inside plate; and, at least one pair of outside decorative plates, including at least a layer of thin wood plate and a layer of water-resistant paper, the water-resistant paper being glued onto the thin wood plate and put in a compression mold with a pattern that is opposite to that of the inside plate, to obtain a depressed pattern on one side of the outside decorative plate, which is opposite to the relief engraved pattern on the inside plate, and then it is fitted to the top and bottom panels of the inside plate and subjected to compression molding
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Inventors: Martin Wang, Chi-Sui Wang, Jui-Shih Lin, Tzu Chin Lin
  • Patent number: 6559081
    Abstract: This invention relates to fibrous absorbent articles containing particles useful in the manufacture of disposable diapers, adult incontinence pads, sanitary napkins and the like, scrubbing pads, scouring pads and cleaning pads that contain a detergent or soap and the like, and pads that contain coffee, tea, and the like More particularly, the invention is directed to an absorbent articles having sealed lateral edges to contain loose fibers and particles within the structure. Additionally, this invention is related to airlaid methods to manufacture unitary absorbent products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: BKI Holding Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Erspamer, Jeffrey S. Hurley, Brian E. Boehmer, Derrix Betts
  • Patent number: 6440498
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article, in particular a glove, a condom, or the like, which is comprised of a flexible rubber and/or plastic, is embodied having at least one section of the surface intended contact or rest against human skin, which article is provided with a slip coating in a section of the surface. This slip coating is comprised of a polymeric material and at least in sections, has repeating shape deviations of the surface that are recessed in relation to a raised, net-like structure. The ratio of the average spacings between the shape deviations to their depth in relation to the raised, net-like structure is between 500:1 and 5:1 and the average roughness depth is between 0.5 and 100 &mgr;m, preferably between 1 and 40 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
    Inventor: Raimund Schaller
  • Patent number: 6420013
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft, textured, multi-ply tissue paper product. The tissue paper product has at least one ply of multi-region construction with a first region that is raised above a second region. The ply of multi-region construction is orientated so that its raised region is directed toward the exterior of the tissue paper product. A chemical softening composition is surface applied to at least a portion of the raised region of the ply comprising the multi-ply tissue paper product. The chemical softener preferably includes an effective amount of a softening active ingredient; a vehicle in which the softening active ingredient is dispersed; and an electrolyte dissolved in the vehicle. The electrolyte causes the viscosity of the composition to be less than the viscosity of a dispersion of the softening active ingredient in the vehicle alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Monica Ho-Kleinwaechter
  • Patent number: 6413614
    Abstract: The perceived softness of embossed tissue can be increased greatly while avoiding nesting when a particular pattern is embossed into the tissue. This pattern combines relatively shallow stitchlike bosses with deeper more sharply defined signature bosses. The stitchlike bosses can be rounded and arranged in wavy flowing intersecting lines. The signature bosses can be arranged in regions framed by the intersecting wavy flowing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Giesler, Sr., Galyn A. Schulz
  • Publication number: 20010019758
    Abstract: A nonslip member in which a large number of nonslip convexes are fixed to an upper surface of a base fabric performing an anchoring action, and the nonslip convexes are made of rubber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventors: Keiji Hiraoka, Tomohiro Hayashi, Masanobu Inohara
  • Patent number: 6254947
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article, in particular a glove, a condom, or the like, which is comprised of a flexible rubber and/or plastic, is embodied having at least one section of the surface intended contact or rest against human skin, which article is provided with a slip coating in a section of the surface. This slip coating is comprised of a polymeric material and at least in sections, has repeating shape deviations of the surface that are recessed in relation to a raised, net-like structure. The ratio of the average spacings between the shape deviations to their depth in relation to the raised, net-like structure is between 500:1 and 5:1 and the average roughness depth is between 0.5 and 100 &mgr;m, preferably between 1 and 40 &mgr;m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding
    Inventor: Raimund Schaller
  • Patent number: 6120880
    Abstract: The present invention provides performance enhancing shoe components. The invented shoe component includes an upper layer of 1,4-polybutadiene and, optionally, a rubber such as natural rubber, synthetic isoprene rubber or polyisoprene. The first layer is attached to a resilient layer which extends substantially the length of the shoe. Optionally, a third layer or a coating may be attached to the resilient layer. The invented shoe components may be formed as shoe inserts, insoles, midsoles or shoe soles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: William R. Crow
  • Patent number: 6117525
    Abstract: A chemically enhanced paper structure having a discrete pattern of a chemical composition is disclosed. The paper structure comprises a cellulose substrate, such as tissue paper. The substrate has a topography comprising at least two different elevations. The chemical composition may include a chemical softener composition or a surface-active composition and is selectively disposed in register with one of the elevations of the cellulose substrate, preferably the higher elevation regions. The paper structure is suitable for use as bath tissue or facial tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Van Phan, Joe Brian Melvin
  • Patent number: 5948508
    Abstract: An on-line paintable insert useful for being mounted into a depression having a lateral, a longitudinal and a vertical extension, said insert comprising an optionally shaped body having a paintable surface and being attachable to the depression by an adhesive layer. The lateral extension of a bottom area of the body is essentially equal to or exceeds the minimum lateral extension of the depression over the longitudinal extension of the depression, and the body is deformable at least in the outer parts of the bottom area to allow for essentially self-centering and friction-fitting mounting of the insert into the depression. The lateral extension of an upper area of the body is less than the lateral extension of the depression at the vertical position of the upper area of the body when mounted into the depression, over the longitudinal extension of the depression which results in a gap between the upper area including the paintable surface, and the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Luigi Pastore, Georg Feichtmeier
  • Patent number: 5935671
    Abstract: A sweat-absorbing, disposable hygienic insert having a permeable inner film in contact with the foot, an outer film, and an absorbent layer intermediate the inner and outer films. The inner film is provided with a plurality of openings produced without removal of material. The absorbent layer has a flexible hygienic pad including absorbent material, hygienic additives and treatment additives. The outer and inner films are attached to one another at their edges, and are attached by at least one bond which passes through the hygienic pad, the bond located inside a boundary defined by the attached edges of the outer and inner films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Olivier Lhuillier
  • Patent number: 5887402
    Abstract: A core component is shaped to compensate for varying widths and depths of the shell or framing of a building or structural member. The component includes two major surfaces defining respective front and rear sides of the component, and the rear side of the component is preferably the mirror image of the front side. The core component is preferably pre-formed and provided in a space or void on the interior of building or structural members, e.g., two prefabricated molded doorskins. The core component is preferably made from a composite soft board material. Processes for the production of a core component and a building member such as a composite door product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Ruggie, Steven K. Lynch, Keith S. Fischer, James J. Pelletier, John B. Stukenborg
  • Patent number: 5874156
    Abstract: The perceived softness of embossed tissue can be increased greatly while avoiding nesting when a particular pattern is embossed into the tissue. This pattern combines relatively shallow stitchlike bosses with deeper more sharply defined signature bosses. The stitchlike bosses can be rounded and arranged in wavy flowing intersecting lines. The signature bosses can be arranged in regions framed by the intersecting wavy flowing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 5871849
    Abstract: A wood substitute turning blank and method of making the same is described. The turning blank includes a body having an outer shell of relatively low tensile strength material positioned about a rotational axis of the body. An inner core of relatively high tensile strength material is positioned along the rotational axis of the body. The high tensile strength of the inner core allows this turning blank to be turned at high speed on a lathe or the like. The high tensile strength of the core enhances the overall tensile strength of the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Inventor: Guy Joseph Lepine
  • Patent number: 5840403
    Abstract: A chemically enhanced paper structure having a discrete pattern of a chemical composition is disclosed. The paper structure comprises a cellulose substrate, such as tissue paper. The substrate has a topography comprising at least two different elevations. The chemical composition may include a chemical softener composition or a surface-active composition and is selectively disposed in register with one of the elevations of the cellulose substrate, preferably the higher elevation regions. The paper structure is suitable for use as bath tissue or facial tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Van Phan, Joe Brian Melvin
  • Patent number: 5695850
    Abstract: The present invention provides performance enhancing shoe components, and methods of making the same, comprising 1,4-polybutadiene and a rubber selected from the group consisting of natural rubber, synthetic isoprene rubber, polyisoprene, butadiene acrylonitrile rubber and ethylenepropylene diene modified rubber. The shoe components are most advantageously placed in the user shoe beneath the ball of the foot to increase energy return and thereby enhance athletic performance. The shoe components may be formed as midsoles and parts of midsoles, insoles and parts of insoles, or shoe inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Inventor: William R. Crow
  • Patent number: 5620776
    Abstract: An embossed tissue having improved bulk and puffiness while being non-nesting by having a lattice pattern and at least two signature bosses. More particularly, one of the signature bosses is defined by embossments having a lower portion which is continuous and an upper portion which is defined by crenels and merlons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 5597639
    Abstract: The perceived softness of embossed tissue can be increased greatly while avoiding nesting when a particular pattern is embossed into the tissue. This pattern combines relatively shallow stitchlike bosses with deeper more sharply defined signature bosses. The stitchlike bosses can be rounded and arranged in wavy flowing intersecting lines. The signature bosses can be arranged in regions framed by the intersecting wavy flowing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 5573830
    Abstract: An embossed tissue having improved bulk and puffiness while being non-nesting by having a lattice pattern and at least two signature bosses. More particularly, one of the signature bosses is defined by embossments having a lower portion which is continuous and an upper portion which is defined by crenels and merlons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: The James River Corporation
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 5573829
    Abstract: A wood veneer laminated gypsum board comprises a gypsum core and lamination f a paper or a paper-like outer layer on both sides, an aluminum backed wood veneer bonded to the paper outer layer, and debossed designs on the wood veneer which penetrates beyond the surface of the gypsum board. The wood veneer laminated gypsum board is formed by spraying or applying a mixture of adhesive diluted with liquid softening agent, which may include water or water mixed with other materials, on the aluminum side of the aluminum-backed wood veneer. The paper or paper-like outer covering is lightly sprayed or coated with the softening agent. The coated aluminum backed wood veneer is placed on the lightly coated the gypsum board. The wood veneer is moistened with water. The wood veneer and the gypsum board is pressed with application of heat for a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Pittcon Industries, a division of American Metal Forming Corporation
    Inventor: Dennis E. Decker
  • Patent number: 5487929
    Abstract: A sheet material having a decorative surface and a working surface, for application to a support surface is disclosed. A substantial area of the working surface is provided with a tacky, discontinuous layer of pressure sensitive adhesive. A pattern of non-adhesive projections which have a height equal to or greater than the thickness of the adhesive are provided within the discontinuities on the working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1996
    Assignee: Borden, Inc.
    Inventors: George Rusincovitch, Jr., Paul J. Roe
  • Patent number: 5470631
    Abstract: An oriented strand board (OSB)-fiberboard composite structure is comprised of a baseboard having three wood strand layers, the wood strands being oriented in space with respect to a board forming machine such that a core layer is comprised of wood strands oriented generally in a random or cross-machine direction and each adjacent layer is comprised of coarse and fine wood strands oriented generally in the machine direction. In a preferred embodiment, the wood strands comprising each adjacent OSB layer are formed with the coarsest strands located nearest the core layer and the finest strands are located nearest the outer surfaces of each outer board layer. The OSB-fiberboard composite product is clad with a wood fiber overlay on one major surface of the baseboard. The composite board is manufactured without warping, by providing particular OSB layer thicknesses, such that the lower OSB layer is about 25% to about 35% thicker than the OSB layer bonded to the fiberboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Craig R. Lindquist, John T. Clarke, Peter P. S. Chin, Michael J. MacDonald, J. Peter Walsh
  • Patent number: 5436057
    Abstract: This invention relates to the discovery that the perceived softness of embossed tissue can be increased greatly while avoiding prior art nesting problems if a particular pattern is embossed into the tissue. This pattern combines relatively shallow stitchlike debossments with deeper more sharply defined signature debossments. The stitchlike debossments are rounded and arranged in wavy flowing intersecting lines. The signature debossments are arranged in regions framed by the intersecting wavy flowing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1995
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventor: Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 5425976
    Abstract: An oriented strand board product is provided. The board is comprised of a baseboard having three wood strand layers, the wood strands being oriented in space with respect to a board forming machine such that a core layer is comprised of wood strands oriented generally in a random or cross-machine direction and each adjacent layer is comprised of coarse and fine wood strands oriented generally in the machine direction and wherein the wood strands comprising each adjacent layer are formed with the coarsest strands located nearest the core layer and the finest strands are located nearest the outer surfaces of each outer board layer. The OSB board product is clad with a dry felted wood fiber overlay on one planar surface of the baseboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1995
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: John T. Clarke, Peter P. S. Chin, Craig R. Lindquist, Michael J. MacDonald, J. Peter Walsh