Including Layer Embodying Mechanically Interengaged Strands, Strand Portions Or Strand-like Strips (e.g., Weave, Knit, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/193)
  • Patent number: 10544528
    Abstract: A textile construct with a performance film formative built into a textile structure. The textile construct needs only to be subject to a fusing agent to cause the performance film formative to convert from its lattice structure (e.g., knit or woven structure) into a film that is built into a retained lattice structure of the textile. More particularly, the formation of the textile construct is based on fusion of selected filaments, e.g., thermoplastic fibers or yarns, to selectively create a film on one side or layer in the construct while substantially preserving the lattice structure of an opposing side or adjacent layer of non-fusible filaments in a lattice structure. This creates a hybrid film/lattice textile construct. Both open-faced and sandwiched constructions of the film in a unitary structure with the retained lattice structure of another side or layer(s) are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The North Face Apparel Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Tuscia, Mary-Ellen Smith
  • Patent number: 9578912
    Abstract: A sweat absorber according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first sweat absorber extended in a head circumferential direction and a second sweat absorber partially surrounding the first sweat absorber and formed of a different material having a different strechability, and the sweat absorber is highly stretchable, provides wearing comfort, improves sweat absorbing capability, is quick drying, and has antibacterial and deodorization functions, and provides a temperature control function to maintain a constant temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Yupoong, Inc.
    Inventor: Byoung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 9232637
    Abstract: A knitted substrate (4; 16) for electrical connection of electronic components (3; 17a-f) thereto. The knitted substrate comprises a first set of substrate portions (5a-e; 9a-f) knitted with a first stitch pattern resulting in a first tensile stiffness; and a second set of substrate portions (6a-f; 18a-f) knitted with a second stitch pattern resulting in a second tensile stiffness that is greater than the first tensile stiffness. A substrate portion of the first set of substrate portions (5a-e; 19a-f) is provided between substrate portions (6a-f; 18a-f) of the second set of substrate portions, and each substrate portion of the second set of substrate portions (6a-f; 18a-f) comprises conductive yarns (11a-b) arranged to allow electrical connection of at least one of the electronic components (3; 17a-f) thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Anton Van Abeelen, Liesbeth Van Pieterson, Guofu Zhuo, Albericus Antonius Maria Hoevenaars
  • Patent number: 9211865
    Abstract: A woven fabric includes a synthetic fiber multifilament yarn as a ground yarn, and in a selvage weave portion present in an end portion of the woven fabric: a binding yarn constructed of a filament having a fineness of 33 dtex or less; an additional yarn constructed of a filament having a fineness of 33 dtex or less; and a selvage-tightening yarn constructed of a multifilament having a total fineness that is 80% or greater of the total fineness of the ground yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Furuniwa, Tetsuya Ohara
  • Patent number: 9210295
    Abstract: Through the present invention, an image can be formed in which the ink or toner used is properly displayed, without falsification or fraudulent display, even in the case of a printed matter which includes a specific image indicating information relating to ingredients of the ink or toner. An image forming portion (105) of an image forming device (100) forms an image on a recording medium on the basis of image data for forming an image. A specific-image determining portion (106a) distinguishes whether a specific image indicating information relating to ingredients of ink or toner used to form the image is included in the image data for forming the image. A specific-image substitution processing portion (106b) substitutes the specific image with a predetermined ingredient label mark for indicating ingredients of the ink or toner used by the image forming portion (105) when it is determined by the specific-image determining portion (106a) that the image data for forming the image include a specific image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazumasa Tonami
  • Patent number: 9096958
    Abstract: A seat belt is woven, tubular and inflatable, and includes warp threads in an upper woven layer and warp threads in a lower woven layer, wherein the number of the warp threads in the upper woven layer is approximately 1.5 times to three times the number of the warp threads in the lower woven layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Franz Paule
  • Publication number: 20150140269
    Abstract: An insulation panel includes a foam core with a reinforced and vapor-impervious facing disposed on one or both sides of the core. A portion of the facing extends beyond the core and has an adhesive so that the overhanging portion can be secured to an abutting panel to cover a seam between the abutting panels. A fixture for forming the panel includes two heated platens, preferably provided with a textured surface, held apart by a spacer and between which the facing is mechanically suspended. An installation of the insulation panel includes panel-securing elements attached to frame elements of the building and including first and second flanges spaced apart by the thickness of the panel. A portion of the insulation panel is disposed between the first and second flanges, the first flange is secured to the frame element, and a cover panel disposed over the insulation panel is secured to the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Pacific Insulated Panel LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bahnmiller
  • Publication number: 20150104621
    Abstract: A dry papercrete mix containing a pulp of fiber material such as newsprint and sharp sand, Portland cement and adding additional sand and/or pumice. The resulting dry, granular mix can then be handled stored and used in the manner which is conventional for concrete. The dry papercrete mix can be fortified with a fiber form of basalt which can be added to or substituted for all or a portion of the cellulose fiber content of the dry papercrete mix to provide a stronger structure when hydrated and cast into a desired shape with only a small increase in weight. Basalt reinforcing bars and meshes may be included in shapes cast from the hydrated mix in combination with or substitution for steel reinforcing structures. Including basalt in the mix and in reinforcing systems allows the design of joints between structural modules to provide exceptional strength in a unitary structure so formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: James Robert Brock
  • Publication number: 20150064415
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an agricultural covering in form of a woven plastic fabric that includes an area having a lower density of warp threads per unit width compared to the adjacent areas adapted for effortless and effective threading of a securing element through the fabric to encircle a plurality of weft threads. By providing multiple reinforced areas spaced in machine direction and extending in a cross-machine direction of the fabric, the tear propagation resistance, and/or the weathering resistance and/or the tensile strength of the fabric is improved. By applying a plastic coating such that a strip adjacent to each of the border edges is left uncoated and by attaching the securing element to the fabric in the uncoated strip, the breaking load is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ward Verlinde, Carl Norga, Jean Luc Dejaeghere
  • Publication number: 20150053606
    Abstract: A nonwoven sheet contains a substrate layer formed from a fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member; the fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member containing a thermal adhesive fiber; the thermal adhesive fibers are melt-bonded to fix the fibers of the member. The average thickness of the substrate layer is adjusted to not less than 0.2 mm to less than 1 mm, and the thermal adhesive fibers are substantially uniformly melt-bonded in a surface direction of the substrate layer. The sheet may have a surface layer over at least one side of the substrate layer, the surface layer may contain a fiber aggregate nonwoven structural member having an apparent density higher than the apparent density of the substrate layer. The surface layer may comprise a layer formed by heat-pressing or may be formed from a meltblown nonwoven fabric. The thermal adhesive fiber may be substantially uniformly melt-bonded in a thickness direction of the substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Sakamoto, Sumito Kiyooka
  • Patent number: 8943697
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a composite elongate member, a channel, and a number of composite structures. The composite elongate member has a side configured for attachment to a surface of a structure. The channel is on the side and extends along a length of the composite elongate member. The number of composite structures is configured for placement in the channel and configured to attach a portion of the side of the composite elongate member to the structure. A composite structure in the number of composite structures comprises layers having different orientations selected to increase a capacity of the composite elongate member to withstand forces that pull the composite elongate member away from the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Malmurugan Kamaraj, Donald Paul Matheson
  • Publication number: 20140255659
    Abstract: An elastic floor covering 10, includes a soft core 18, a decor layer 14 on top of the core 18, a wear layer 12 on top of the decor layer 14 and a backside layer 20 positioned under the core 18, in which at least the core 18, the wear layer 12, and the backside layer 20 are made of polyurethane, and a glass fiber mat 16 is arranged between the core 18 and the decor layer, the decor layer 14 is made of cellulose paper impregnated with polyurethane, the wear layer 12 being made of polyurethane produced from aliphatic polyol, and the core 18 and the backside layer 20 being made of polyurethane produced from an aromatic polyol from renewable primary products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: WPT GMBH
    Inventor: Ulrich Windmöller
  • Publication number: 20140255660
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective material (1) which can be used in the applications of public healthcare, rescue services, transportation of patients and nursing institutions. According to the invention, the protective material is an elongated plate-type material, the protective material being in the form of a layered structure including at least a body layer (2) with at least a core layer (3) formed from a network-reinforced polymeric material, and at least one absorbent fiber-based layer (4) which is provided to the upper surface of the body layer (2) and at least partially connected to the upper surface of the body layer, and edge reinforcements (9) provided to the longitudinal outer edges of the body layer in the protective material and connected to the upper surface of the body layer (2). In addition, the invention relates to the use of the protective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: KYMENLAAKSON AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
    Inventors: Andrei Patrushin, Saara Eskola, Sami-Seppo Ovaska, Sanna Haavisto, Heidi Lehtinen, Katriina Mielonen
  • Patent number: 8776375
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a composite elongate member, a channel, and a number of composite structures. The composite elongate member has a side configured for attachment to a structure. The channel is on the side of the composite elongate member and extends along a length of the composite elongate member. The number of composite structures is configured for placement in the channel and to attach a portion of the side of the composite elongate member to the structure. The number of composite structures is configured to increase a capacity of the composite elongate member to withstand forces that pull the composite elongate member away from the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Malmurugan Kamaraj, Donald Paul Matheson
  • Publication number: 20140186579
    Abstract: The invention relates to ultrasonic welding of industrial fabrics. Specifically, the invention relates to methods for ultrasonically welding the seam area of industrial fabrics using a textured horn and/or anvil. The fabric edges are overlapped as woven or one or both edges can have some warp or weft yarns raveled out. The method involves ultrasonically bonding the overlapped fabric edges, reducing the caliper of the two stacked edges to match the body caliper of the fabric itself. The bonded area can then be perforated using laser or other mechanical means to produce a seam having the same woven texture and permeability (air and/or water) as the body of the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph P. BOTELHO, Victor P. Laskorski, James P. Mastin, Jennifer L. Rademan
  • Patent number: 8763253
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a composite elongate member, a channel, and a number of composite structures. The composite elongate member has a side configured for attachment to a surface of a structure. The channel is on the side and extends along a length of the composite elongate member. The number of composite structures is configured for placement in the channel and configured to attach a portion of the side of the composite elongate member to the structure. The number of composite structures has layers oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface of the structure. The number of composite structures is configured to increase a capacity of the composite elongate member to withstand forces that pull the composite elongate member away from the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Malmurugan Kamaraj, Donald Paul Matheson
  • Publication number: 20140178653
    Abstract: This production method for a composite shaped product having an undercut portion is able to readily manufacture a composite shaped product having a complicated shape having an undercut portion, by including: a step (i) of forming an impregnated precursor by heating and pressurizing a non-impregnated precursor including carbon fibers with an average fiber length of 1 to 100 mm and a thermoplastic resin; a step (ii) of heating the impregnated precursor at the melting point of the thermoplastic resin or more; a step (iii) of arranging the heated impregnated precursor into a mold having an undercut structure; a step (iv) of clamping the undercut structure after or simultaneously being operated and pressurizing the impregnated precursor; and a step (v) of unclamped the mold, re-operating the undercut structure and taking out the composite shaped material from the unclamped mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasunori Nagakura, Motoomi Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8734932
    Abstract: A drainage mat for use in building structures, particularly in exterior walls and roofing, to improve drainage and ventilation within such structures. The drainage mat includes a web of extruded polymer monofilaments that are heat welded at junctions to form a matrix of tangled monofilaments. The web includes on its front face an alternating array of ridges and planar regions, each ridge having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a top surface and a base, the width of the top surface being less than the width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Keene
  • Patent number: 8677720
    Abstract: A composite support structure is provided with a plurality of support strands surrounded by a carbon fiber reinforced polymer mesh and surrounded by structural concrete. The support structure provides various advantages in withstanding compressive, tensile, and shear loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: AltusGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Carson, Sami Rizkalla, Earl Shimp
  • Patent number: 8673424
    Abstract: A snap in weatherstripping where the backing has a plurality of alternating notched out spaces along each side to facilitate ease of insertion into a channel without the need to slide the weatherstripping longitudinally into the channel. The snap in weatherstripping can be pushed into the channel with a gentle side to side or rolling motion, thus eliminating the difficulties associated with longitudinally sliding a weatherstripping into a channel. The snap in arrangement of the weatherstripping eases replacement, and also accommodates variations in tolerance between the weatherstripping and the channel, making it desirable for replacement of existing degraded weatherstripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Greenstar Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Steven Robert Abramson, James Allan Micket
  • Publication number: 20140065377
    Abstract: An abrasion resistant hand-tearable adhesive tape comprising a non-symmetrical weave fabric to which at least one adhesive has been applied. In exemplary embodiments, at least one sealant is applied to the fabric prior to application of the adhesive. The tape may be manufactured in rolls that can be unwound by hand and tape torn by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Edward Horvath, Roland Hasso Horst
  • Patent number: 8647734
    Abstract: A drainage mat for use in building structures, particularly in exterior walls and roofing, to improve drainage and ventilation within such structures. The drainage mat includes a web of extruded polymer monofilaments that are heat welded at junctions to form a matrix of tangled monofilaments. The web has a uniform thickness and includes alternating rows of high filament density and low filament density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Keene
  • Patent number: 8642160
    Abstract: A cementitious board system which is reinforced on its opposed surfaces by an improved glass fiber mesh scrim with thicker yarn and larger mesh openings to provide a cementitious board with improved handling properties while retaining tensile strength and long term durability. The fabric is constructed as a mesh of high modulus strands of bundled glass fibers encapsulated by alkali and water resistant material, e.g. a thermoplastic material. The composite fabric also has suitable physical characteristics for embedment within the cement matrix of the panels or boards closely adjacent the opposed faces thereof. The fabric provides a board system with long-lasting, high strength tensile reinforcement and improved handling properties regardless of their spatial orientation during handling. Included as part of the invention are methods for making the reinforced board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Yanfei Peng
  • Patent number: 8575046
    Abstract: A SMC sheet includes: a sheet material body made of a resin compound containing uncured thermosetting resin; and a fiber sheet embedded as an intermediate layer in the sheet material body and impregnated with the thermosetting resin of the sheet material body. Short fiber is distributed on at least one side of the fiber sheet in the sheet material body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Daikyonishikawa Corporation, National University Corporation Kyoto Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Kajioka, Hiroyuki Hamada, Asami Nakai
  • Publication number: 20130180169
    Abstract: A canopy sheet material for use over growing plants such as grape or berry or other fruit vines has higher water permeability in a longitudinally extending substantially center lengthwise part (33) than in lengthwise side parts (34). In use rain falling on the canopy runs down the side parts (34) and drains through the center part (33) to approximately the center of each tree or vine which keeps water away from the fruit under the less water permeable side parts (34).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: EXTENDAY IP LIMITED
    Inventor: Jonathan Dallas Toye
  • Patent number: 8465821
    Abstract: A floor panel with a coating structure is described, said floor panel has improved fire protection properties. For this purpose, a fire-resistant layer is built into to layered structure of the panel and a coating is provided along the edges of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Berry Finance N.V.
    Inventor: Eddy Boucke
  • Publication number: 20130102225
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a composite sheet for creating a customized design. The composite sheet includes a first fabric portion, a second fabric portion, and a membrane portion disposed between the first fabric portion and the second fabric portion, where the first fabric portion is sewn with stitching to the second fabric portion. One advantage of the composite sheet and related systems and methods is that users can create customized designs conveniently on their own home printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: IDEO LLC
    Inventor: IDEO LLC
  • Publication number: 20120288648
    Abstract: The disclosed principles provide a multiple layered cloth with absorbent layers and moisture barrier layers attached together. With multiple layers attached as disclosed herein, a parent can burp a baby on the cloth several times with just one burp cloth. The layers that are moisture barriers prevent any liquid from seeping through the cloth and onto the parent's skin or clothing. In one embodiment, a cloth may comprise a first portion having an absorbent layer and a moisture barrier layer adjacent to, and coextensive with, the absorbent portion of the first portion. Such a cloth may also include a second portion having an absorbent layer and a moisture barrier layer adjacent to, and coextensive with, the absorbent portion of the second portion. At least one edge of the first portion is attached to a corresponding edge of the second portion such that the moisture barrier layer of the first portion faces the absorbent layer of the second portion, and wherein the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: BEAR IN MIND COMPANY
    Inventors: James Troy Shull, Matthew Curry Shull
  • Patent number: 8304355
    Abstract: An elastic composite strip has a longitudinally elongated substrate strip having a pair of opposite faces and formed of an elastomer that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely. A respective soft knit fabric cover strip that is highly stretchable longitudinally but only limitedly or not stretchy at all transversely extends longitudinally on each of the faces. Respective arrays of longitudinally spaced and transversely extending lines of adhesive are bonded to the faces and to filaments of the respective cover strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nordenia Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Baldauf, Dieter Homoelle, Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Publication number: 20120251763
    Abstract: A layered carbon-fiber product obtained by layering one or more sheets of carbon-fiber fabrics each prepared using one or more carbon-fiber bundles each including a plurality of carbon fibers arranged in a single direction, wherein at least a part of a surfaces and/or an edge face of the layered carbon-fiber product includes a graphitized part and the graphitized part exhibits a Raman spectrum in which an intensity ratio of a D band to a G band (D-band intensity/G-band intensity) is 0.3 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kohnosuke Yamamoto, Masaaki Yamasaki, Hidehiro Takemoto
  • Patent number: 8241464
    Abstract: A clothing for supporting a wet paper web for dewatering is provided, comprising a dewatering fabric extending in a machine direction and formed only from a woven material to have a single, substantially consistent, permeability. A pair of laterally-spaced strip portions extend along the dewatering fabric in the machine direction, with each being substantially and consistently impermeable to air and forming a substantially and consistently smooth non-water-retaining surface. The strip portions define a permeable web-carrying portion of the dewatering fabric therebetween, wherein the paper web carried thereby extends over the entire width thereof. The permeable web-carrying portion allows air to flow therethrough, exclusively of the impermeable strip portions, such that the wet paper web carried only by the permeable web-carrying portion is dewatered. The width of the permeable web-carrying portion thereby defines the width of the wet paper web dried thereon. Associated systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Pilsbury, Stacie R. Dede
  • Publication number: 20120183746
    Abstract: A drainage mat for use in building structures, particularly in exterior walls and roofing, to improve drainage and ventilation within such structures. The drainage mat includes a web of extruded polymer monofilaments that are heat welded at junctions to form a matrix of tangled monofilaments. The web has a uniform thickness and includes alternating rows of high filament density and low filament density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: James R. Keene
  • Patent number: 8222168
    Abstract: The invention relates to a printing blanket for mounting on a rotating supporting cylinder of a printing machine. The printing blanket is in the form of a sheet whose ends are configured as leading edges and trailing edges that are adapted for being engaged in an axial fixing gap of the supporting cylinder. The blanket is characterized in that it has a multilayer structure consisting of film and reinforcing fibers. The invention can be used in the area of the printing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Trelleborg Coated Systems US
    Inventors: Denis Hertzog, Lionel Cardoso, Laurent Bertapelle
  • Patent number: 8211814
    Abstract: Protective armor panels comprising a polymer layer having upper and lower faces generally forming a sheet and a plurality of metal strips each having an upper edge, a lower edge and side faces, said side faces being oriented generally traverse to the upper face of said polymer layer and positioned at least partially within the polymer layer, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Renton Coil Spring Company
    Inventor: Charles F. Pepka
  • Publication number: 20120148806
    Abstract: A cementitious board system which is reinforced on its opposed surfaces by an improved glass fiber mesh scrim with thicker yarn and larger mesh openings to provide a cementitious board with improved handling properties while retaining tensile strength and long term durability. The fabric is constructed as a mesh of high modulus strands of bundled glass fibers encapsulated by alkali and water resistant material, e.g. a thermoplastic material. The composite fabric also has suitable physical characteristics for embedment within the cement matrix of the panels or boards closely adjacent the opposed faces thereof. The fabric provides a board system with long-lasting, high strength tensile reinforcement and improved handling properties regardless of their spatial orientation during handling. Included as part of the invention are methods for making the reinforced board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Ashish DUBEY, Yanfei Peng
  • Publication number: 20120135205
    Abstract: Inorganic fiber mounting and insulating sheet materials for use in pollution control devices with at least one edge of the inorganic fiber sheet material having at least one group of two or more fibers fused together. A pollution control device comprising such a sheet material. A process for cutting at least one section from a sheet containing inorganic fiber material, where the sheet material is suitable for use in a pollution control device. The fibrous sheet material is cut so that the cut edge has at least one group of two or more fibers fused together. A laser beam can be used to cut the desired section out of the inorganic fiber sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Richard P. Merry
  • Publication number: 20120036733
    Abstract: The invention relates to a felt material comprising at least one felt layer and an absorbing layer, to a method for producing the felt material, and to the use of the felt material in textiles, shoes, technical application or medical applications. The felt material according to the invention has the advantages of conventional felt materials regarding the warming and damping properties and is permeable to air in the dry state. Due to the special design, however, it is waterproof in the wet state and thus it is suitable for sealing many materials. The felt material according to the invention binds more humidity or binds water in a different way than common felt materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Christian Dehn
  • Publication number: 20120034428
    Abstract: A high-temperature heat resistant elastic composite comprising a porous high molecular-weight silicon polymer and a reinforcing material wherein the silicon polymer comprises a silicon resin, silica and boron oxide catalyzed by the boron oxide to form a reaction mass that is polymerized in acetone and to which the silica and boron nitride are added and wherein pores of silicone polymer are filled with a densification resin blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: William A. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20120003432
    Abstract: A wipe exhibiting many of the properties that consumers desire for a wipe, i.e. softness, strength, coverage, flexibility and a process of making a wipe at competitive costs are disclosed. The wipe comprises a sheet of fibrous material having regions of a first basis weight and regions of a second basis weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Karen Denise McAffry, Joerg Mueller, Luis Omar Gonzalez-Mendez
  • Patent number: 8062464
    Abstract: A ceramic fiber based fire barrier for vehicles contains and directs fires and prevents or substantially hinders fire or extreme heat from adversely affecting underlying materials. The fire barriers protect the vehicle and vehicle components from damage from fire and heat, and also provide increased protection to passengers. The fire barriers provide additional time to properly evacuate passengers from a vehicle in the case of an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Graig Cropper
  • Publication number: 20110236637
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a reinforced leather. The reinforced leather includes: a leather sheet layer made of a leather-like material; a bonded layer positioned on an upper face of the leather sheet layer; a textile layer positioned on an upper face of the bonded layer and made of cotton fabrics; and a coated layer positioned on an upper face of the textile layer. The reinforced leather can remedy the shortcoming that leather-like materials produced from waste resources get torn easily, be used as leather for shoes due to its high tensile strength and shear strength, and provide a beautiful appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ho Jin Kim, Ho Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 8006605
    Abstract: An armor panel system has a strike face assemblage formed of a hard material layer of discrete elements or tiles and a fiber reinforcement bonded to the tiles. The fiber reinforcement includes a layer of cup-shaped staples aligned and bonded to an inner surface of an associated tile and having legs that extend into gaps between side edges of adjacent tiles. The tiles and fiber reinforcement are encapsulated in a matrix material. The armor panel system also includes a support and containment assemblage having a support plate and a containment element. The containment element is fastened to and supported by the support plate along a periphery by stitching, which allows the containment element to act as a net to catch and contain fragments. A bonding layer joins the strike face assemblage and the support and containment assemblage. The bonding layer includes a mesh embedded in an adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hardware, LLC
    Inventors: George C. Tunis, Scott Kendall
  • Patent number: 7998558
    Abstract: A glass sheet assembly includes a glass sheet having an edge surface and a shaped fiber. The shaped fiber has a first surface bonded to the edge surface of the glass sheet and a convex second surface not bonded to the edge surface for receiving a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Xin Chen, Anping Liu, Ji Wang, Liming Wang, Wei Xu, Naiyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 7972464
    Abstract: A mat member includes inorganic fibers, a first main surface, a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, an edge surface surrounding the first main surface and the second main surface, and an inorganic fiber scattering reduction unit. The inorganic fiber scattering reduction unit is provided on at least a part of the edge surface of the mat member and configured to reduce scattering of the inorganic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenzo Saiki
  • Publication number: 20110143065
    Abstract: A maternity napkin comprising a larger than conventional fabric area with a shape-holding flexible band along one edge, the fabric extending from the band with a plurality of pleats, folds, gathers, ruffles and/or darts. The napkin may be provided along with a drawstring pouch to allow it to be easily carried in one's purse, pocket, briefcase, luggage, etc. when dirty without spreading the dirt to other objects in the purse, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Jan V. Slack
  • Patent number: 7943220
    Abstract: A polyester pocket with a clear front and back is provided. A spun-bonded polyester strip is positioned near the open end of the polyester pocket to prevent atmospheric contaminants from entering the polyester pocket. The spun-bonded polyester strip also allows the polyester pocket to lay flat when multiple polyester pockets are stacked upon one another. The thickness of the spun-bonded polyester can be made to roughly correspond to the thickness of documents inserted into the polyester pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Louisiana Binding Service, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110076462
    Abstract: The invention describes a pliable elastomeric membrane that is seamless and is prepared by mold processing. By utilizing mold processing, the ultimate membrane or sheet is several times larger in length and/or with than those elastomeric membranes or sheets as dictated by current calendaring processes. The present process provides the ability to form elastomeric sheets that can be reinforced about the perimeter, thus preventing tearing of the sheet while in use in, for example, vacuum laminators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Steven R. Jette, James Holtzinger, Senthil K. Jayaseelan
  • Patent number: 7862877
    Abstract: A sanitary article is provided for reducing the spread of contamination between a user and an object. The article comprises a permeable layer, an impermeable layer, and an anti-bacterial gel interposed between the permeable layer and the impermeable layer. The permeable and impermeable layers may be sealed to each other to restrict the movement of the gel and to make the article unitary. The gel may at least partially diffuse through the permeable layer upon the user contacting the permeable layer while the impermeable layer impeded diffusion of the gel toward the object upon the object contacting the impermeable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Basic Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfiero Balzano
  • Publication number: 20100279061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a machine for fabricating a medium for abrasive-coated grinding material, wherein at least one continuous reinforcing element in the form of a tape or a yarn is introduced continuously during wet formation of the medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Arjowiggins Arches
    Inventor: Thierry Mayade
  • Patent number: 7824751
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement system for a tubular member, comprising: a carbon fiber shell attached to the tubular member with adhesive, wherein the carbon fiber shell comprises a carbon fiber fabric sandwiched between non-carbon bidirectional fabric, wherein the carbon fiber fabric is largely unidirectional along the y-axis along the tubular member; a unidirectional or biaxial fiber reinforced polymer hoop or helical wrap connected to the carbon fiber shell, wherein the fibers of the hoop wrap are largely unidirectionally oriented in the hoop direction; and optionally a protective wrap or coating around the system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Comptek Structural Composites of Colorado, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lockwood, Lawrence D. Cercone