Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Patent number: 10391739
    Abstract: The instant invention provides bi-component fibers and fabrics made therefrom. The bi-component fiber according to the present invention comprises: (a) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a first component comprising at least one or more first polymers, based on the total weight of the bi-component fiber; (b) from 5 to 95 percent by weight of a second component comprising at least an ethylene-based polymer composition, based on the total weight of the bicomponent fiber, wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition comprises; (i) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (ii) less than 30 percent by weight of units derived from one or more ?-olefin comonomers; wherein said ethylene-based polymer composition is characterized by having a Comonomer Distribution Constant in the range of from greater than from 100 to 400, a vinyl unsaturation of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Bonavoglia, Gert J. Claasen, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Selim Bensason
  • Patent number: 10351463
    Abstract: A nonwoven fibrous insulation product has at least a bi-modal fiber diameter distribution designed to provide the product with selected thermal insulating and physical performance properties that are affected by fiber diameter such as rigidity and recovery properties. The product is made by: forming two or more fiber groupings that each have a selected fiber diameter distribution with a selected mean fiber diameter wherein the selected fiber diameter distributions of the fiber groupings differ from each other. The fibers of the fiber groupings are intermingled and entangled together in selected percentages by weight to form a product with a selected density and thickness that exhibits selected product performance properties based on the properties of the fiber groupings and the relative percentages by weight of the fiber groupings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mark William Charbonneau, Alessandro G Borsa
  • Patent number: 10342658
    Abstract: A thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite material is disclosed that is suitable for use in various implanted configurations. The composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as heart pacing lead or heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes at least one porous expanded fluoropolymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Paul D. Gassler, Cody L. Hartman, Peter J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 10337187
    Abstract: A shingle release film product and a roofing shingle product containing such film are described. The shingle release film product comprises a polymer film, a bonding material coating, and a release coating. The release coating comprises a silicone. The bonding material coating comprises an olefin polymer. The film product may be present on a roofing shingle product. The bonding material coating of the film product present on a shingle product is configured to adhere to an adjacent shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Daniel Grah, Rodney Craig Carter
  • Patent number: 10240076
    Abstract: An adhesive bituminous sheath for building includes bitumen and an adhesivizing additive mixed with the bitumen, wherein the adhesivizing additive is an aliphatic and cycloaliphatic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TECNOFILM S.P.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Cardinali
  • Patent number: 10238572
    Abstract: A device (1) includes a first web of soft material (5), a projecting structure integral with the web and including multiple discrete projecting elements. The projecting elements include pieces of foam (3) spaced apart form one another and integral with the first web (5). The pieces of foam are compressed between the first web (5) and a second web (7) of soft material, the two webs mutually adhering between the projecting elements. The device is useful for treating various types of edemas and excessive tissue infiltration, as well as for repairing sports injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: THUASNE
    Inventors: Maryvonne Chardon-Bras, Francois Courtet
  • Patent number: 10226910
    Abstract: A microwave energy interactive structure includes a first susceptor film including a first layer of microwave energy interactive material supported on a first polymer film, a moisture-containing layer joined to the first layer of microwave energy interactive material, an adjoining layer joined to the moisture-containing layer such that the moisture-containing layer is disposed between the susceptor film and the adjoining layer, and a second layer of microwave energy interactive material on a side of the adjoining layer opposite the moisture-containing layer. The adjoining layer may be joined to the moisture-containing layer by a discontinuous adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, LLC
    Inventors: Terrence P. Lafferty, Scott W. Middleton
  • Patent number: 10206829
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a fleece composed of plastic filaments, in particular made of a thermoplastic, as a sustained-released system or as a storage system for at least one active substance, in particular for at least one active liquid. The filaments are spun using a spinneret, and the plastic material of the filaments is foamed so that pores are formed at least on the surface or in surface regions of the filaments and at least some of the pores are pores that are open outward, and at least some of the open pores are filled with the active substance, in particular with the active liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Claudio Cinquemani
  • Patent number: 10207472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermoformable panel for shelves composed of: at least one core plate having a honeycomb structure composed of a plurality of adjacent cells; a coating layer that includes at least one thermoplastic material coupled to the core plate on at least one face of the core plate. The invention envisions using coating films for the honeycomb core plate that improve adhesion between the material of the honeycomb core plate and the coating films, as well as optional finishing layers overlapped thereon, reducing costs in relation to present honeycomb panels by simplifying manufacturing processes, all while maintaining elevated properties of mechanical strength and low density, and therefore a low weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SACO AEI Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Paolo Steinbach, Andrea Savonuzzi
  • Patent number: 10202714
    Abstract: A protective textile sleeve includes a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall has a decreased length, increased diameter first state and an increased length, decreased diameter second state. Heat-set, braided yarns within the wall impart a bias on the wall, wherein the bias causes the first and second states to be bi-stable and self-sustaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Amel Fathallah, Ana Maria Panea
  • Patent number: 10187983
    Abstract: Provided is a copper foil provided with a carrier which enables to form an extremely fine circuit and to suppress the disconnection of a circuit well. A copper foil provided with a carrier having, in order, an intermediate layer and an ultrathin copper layer on one side or both sides of the carrier, wherein the ultrathin copper layer is an electrolytic copper layer; and the thickness of the ultrathin copper layer measured by using a gravimetric method is 1.5 ?m or less and the number of pinholes in the ultrathin copper layer is 0 pinholes/m2 or more and 5 pinholes/m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Michiya Kohiki, Tomota Nagaura
  • Patent number: 10167581
    Abstract: A textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall has a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area first state and an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area second state. Heat-set, yarns within the wall impart a bias on the wall, wherein the bias causes the wall to remain in each of the first and second states absent an externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Amel Fathallah, Ana Maria Panea, Zhong Huai Zhang, Jimmy E. Teal, Tianqi Gao, Leigh Krauser
  • Patent number: 10136747
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a protective mat and a method for protecting a floor from spillage, debris and/or scratches. The protective mat may also provide other advantages such as impact resistance and/or reduction of foot/leg fatigue. The protective mat includes a web of extruded polymer monofilaments. The protective mat may further include a membrane. The membrane may be made of a liquid impermeable material. The method includes overlaying a portion of a floor with the protective mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Keene
  • Patent number: 10124362
    Abstract: A method of contact coating at least one elastic strand with an adhesive is disclosed. A first strand has a periphery with an upper surface. The first strand is moved in a machine direction relative to a contact nozzle, the adhesive is discharged from the contact nozzle into contact with the upper surface of the first strand, and pressurized air is discharged at the adhesive on the first strand to cause the adhesive to spread around the periphery of the first strand without blowing adhesive off the first strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Joel E. Saine, Charles P. Ganzer
  • Patent number: 10099182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water-proof and dust-proof membrane assembly and applications thereof. The water-proof and dust-proof membrane assembly comprises a body and a supporting member. The body is of membrane and has a first surface, a second surface, and an asymmetric porous structure formed between the first surface and the second surface of the body. The asymmetric porous structure has a thickness ranging between 1 ?m and 1000 ?m, a first volumetric porosity ranging between 5% and 99%. The asymmetric porous structure has plural pores, and each pore has a pore diameter between 0.01 ?m and 15 ?m. The supporting member is of a polymeric material and has a first contacting surface, a second contacting surface, and a second volumetric porosity which is greater than the first volumetric porosity. The first contacting surface of the supporting member is adhered to the first surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: James Huang, Sean Chen, Radium Huang, Jeff Han
  • Patent number: 10098520
    Abstract: A dishwasher can comprise a tub to at least define a treating chamber. The treating chamber can have an access opening with a cover selectively permitting access to the treating chamber. The condenser assembly can be made of a multi-layer absorptive acoustic material, which attenuates sound emanating from the treating chamber and travelling through the condensing section. The sounds attenuation can provide for reducing or eliminating the need for sound insulation necessary within the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata S. Dirisala, Aaron P. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10010645
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces, and an adhesive disposed between the skin and the cover layer. The stretch laminate has at least one anchoring zone and at least one stretch zone, the skin that is located in the stretch zone has a plurality of wrinkles that are substantially perpendicular to a stretch direction of the stretch laminate, and the wrinkles have furrows, and at least some of the adhesive is disposed in at least some of the furrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke
  • Patent number: 9994982
    Abstract: Extensible nonwoven fabrics having improved elongation, extensibility, abrasion resistance and toughness. In particular, embodiments of the invention are directed to extensible spunbond fabrics comprising a polymeric blend of a metallocene catalyzed polypropylene, polyethylene, and a third polymer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen O. Chester, Albert Witarsa, Stefanie Streich, Helmut Hartl, Harald Siebner, Daniel Kong, David D. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 9970588
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glass fiber board comprising a glass fiber and an inorganic binder, wherein the inorganic binder comprises an aluminum phosphate. The present invention provides a method for preparing the glass fiber board comprising (a) preparing an inorganic binder solution comprising an aluminum phosphate (b) applying the inorganic binder solution comprising the aluminum phosphate to a glass fiber; (c) compressing the glass fiber to which the inorganic binder solution comprising the aluminum phosphate is applied; and (d) drying the compressed glass fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-Hyung Lee, Seong-Moon Jung, Myung Lee, Eun-Joo Kim, Hyun-Jae Kim
  • Patent number: 9945054
    Abstract: A high temperature resistant textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The textile sleeve has a flexible, tubular knit wall of thermoplastic yarns. The yarns are tightly knit with weft knit stitches extending along a circumferential direction about the tubular knit wall to provide a substantially smooth inner surface and a substantially smooth outer surface. The yarns are knit in a tricot stitch pattern, wherein the tricot knit stitches extend along a circumferentially direction of the sleeve wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, LLC
    Inventors: Lionel Dromain, Jean-René Chesnais, Benoit Laurent
  • Patent number: 9937694
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Patent number: 9840794
    Abstract: Nonwoven fibrous webs include elastic filaments such that the web as a whole exhibits elastic properties when stretched. The webs include a multiplicity of nonwoven fibers and at least one elastic filament entangled with at least a portion of the nonwoven fibers to form a self-supporting, cohesive, elastic nonwoven fibrous web. Methods of making such elastic nonwoven fibrous webs using hydro-entanglement, and uses of such webs to form articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: David L. Seidel, Troy K. Ista, Timothy J. Lindquist, Scott J. Tuman
  • Patent number: 9815067
    Abstract: Electret webs include a thermoplastic resin and a charge-enhancing additive. The charge-enhancing additive is an arylamino-substituted benzoic acid or an arylamino-substituted benzoic acid salt. The electret webs may be a non-woven fibrous web or a film. The electret webs are suitable for use as filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Fuming B. Li, John M. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9795716
    Abstract: Particular aspects of the present disclosure provide bio-resorbable and biocompatible compositions for bioengineering, restoring, or regenerating tissue or bone. In one embodiment, a biocompatible composition includes a three-dimensional porous or non-porous scaffold material comprising a calcium phosphate-based ceramic having at least one dopant therein selected from metal ion dopants or metal oxide dopants. The composition is sufficiently biocompatible to provide for a cell or tissue scaffold, and resorbable at a controlled resorption rate for controlled strength loss under body, body fluid or simulated body fluid conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Washington State University
    Inventors: Susmita Bose, Amit Bandyopadhyay
  • Patent number: 9752068
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive and thermoset that comprises from about 5 to about 50 wt. % of a block copolymer, from about 0 to about 75 wt. % of a tackifying resin, from about 0 to about 45 wt. % of an oil, and from about 0 to about 3 wt. % of an antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Jason Drew Gillen
  • Patent number: 9751280
    Abstract: To provide a rugged elastic nonwoven fabric, in which a first fibrous layer containing heat-shrinkable fibers (1A) being latent crimp conjugate fibers, and a second fibrous layer containing heat-fusible heat-shrinkable fibers (2A) or non-heat-shrinkable fibers (2B) both having smaller shrinkage as compared with the fibers (1A) are laminated, and both of the fibrous layers are partially bonded and united with a number of bonded parts arranged at intervals, wherein a maximum shrinkage development temperature of the first fibrous layer is 135° C. or higher, a melting or softening point of a heat-fusible component of the fibers (2A) or (2B) is 70° C. or higher to 130° C. or lower, the second fibrous layer between the bonded parts is projected in a convex by shrinking of the first fibrous layer, and fibers constituting the first fibrous layer are not bonded with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Hirokazu Terada
  • Patent number: 9631084
    Abstract: An elastomeric composition, and method of making the same, useful for forming thin films and sheets, comprising 55-60% hydrogenated SEEPS having a number average molecular weight of 90,000 to 100,000, 7-12% polystyrene, 15-30% oil, and 5 to 20% of an aliphatic hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Brian K. Chapman, Heith A. Foster
  • Patent number: 9592490
    Abstract: A simplified method of manufacturing a catalyst for soot combustion includes the synthesis of a catalyst composition. A substrate is prepared for receipt of the composition and a sol solution is created utilizing the composition synthesized. Finally, a catalytic coating is applied to the substrate, through use of the sol solution. The catalyst composition may be any suitable composition including a K2O, CaO, SiO2 (KCS-1) silcate catalyst, and the substrate may be a wire mesh, such as for example, a commercial metallic wire mesh. The application of the coating to the substrate, may be performed through any suitable coating process including, for example, a sol-gel dipping process, spraying, painting, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: University of Notre Dame du Lac
    Inventors: Paul J. McGinn, Changsheng Su
  • Patent number: 9534325
    Abstract: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile of the fibrous web is skewed toward one of the surfaces of the fibrous web. In such embodiments, the maximum density of the web may be located outside of the central 30% zone of the thickness of the web. In one embodiment, the method involves subjecting a precursor web to at least one cycle (or pass) through a mechanical deformation process. Typically, the method involves subjecting the precursor web to multiples cycles (or passes) through a mechanical deformation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jill Marlene Orr, Luigi Marinelli, John Brian Strube, Keith Robert Priessman, Carmine Cimini, Mario Dipilla
  • Patent number: 9528202
    Abstract: The present utility model discloses a daisy chain, comprising a first webbing and a second webbing, which are different in thermal shrinkage; the first webbing and the second webbing are seamless jointed together at two ends thereof, respectively; one-piece webbing units are woven relative to one another on opposite sides of the first webbing and the second webbing, the one-piece webbing units being uniformly distributed along the daisy chain at intervals; furthermore, a loop is further provided between the adjacent one-piece webbing units. The arrangement of one-piece webbing units avoids the safety hazards caused by the separation of the first webbing from the second webbing when the loop is long-term stressed. The daisy chain provided by the present utility model is simple in structure, and safe and reliable in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Chung Che Chiu
  • Patent number: 9511528
    Abstract: A method of forming a dry adhesive by includes forming an electrospun non-woven of a spinnable polymer, wherein the polymer fiber forming the non-woven is aligned. A dry adhesive is provided that comprises aligned polymeric nanofibers. The polymeric nanofibers may be formed from a mixture of highly spinnable material is combined with an adhesive component to further enhance the adhesion onto substrates. The non-woven can further be processed by plastic deformation to create microprotrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Shing-Chung Josh Wong, Johhny F. Najem, Pei Chen
  • Patent number: 9498939
    Abstract: There is disclosed a laminated, nonwoven fabric and a process for producing such a laminated, nonwoven fabric having desirable fluid holding and fluid release characteristics. The process provides that two sheets of meltblown fiber fabric are produced on forming wire assemblies, cooled at a cooling area, and are then laminated on opposite sides of a sheet of spunbonded fibers using to form the laminated, nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignees: Rockline Industries, Inc., Fiber Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Wahlquist, Michael Edward Huss, Patrick T. Heery, John P. Field
  • Patent number: 9475254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stack of fibrous materials including at least two unidirectional carbon fiber layers, each extending in different directions, wherein each one of the unidirectional layers is connected by means of at least one of the surfaces thereof to an adjacent web of thermoplastic fibers, at least one web being inserted between two consecutive unidirectional layers, characterized in that the link between each unidirectional layer and each adjacent web is provided by the web, by weld points which produce an intermittent overall weld, and in that said weld points also guarantee the cohesion of the stack, as well as the method for manufacturing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Patent number: 9376824
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a joint tape for finishing a joint between boards comprising a nonwoven substrate that does not swell substantially in the presence of water. The invention further provides a method of finishing a joint between boards comprising (i) applying a joint tape of the invention to a joint between boards by embedding the joint tape in a first coat of joint compound, (ii) applying a second coat of joint compound over the tape, wherein step (ii) is carried out before the joint tape and joint compound applied in step (i) have substantially dried, and optionally (iii) applying a third fill or finish coat of joint compound over the tape, wherein step (iii) is carried out before the joint tape and second coat have substantially dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Paul H. Neill, Salvatore C. Immordino, Richard B. Stevens, Charles J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9347714
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a battery assembly comprises: a battery module comprising a plurality of unit batteries; an exterior case for housing the battery module in an internal space; and a heat-dissipating film which is inserted between the plurality of unit batteries and fitted tightly against each of the plurality of unit batteries, and is attached to the inside surface of the exterior case; and the heat-dissipating film comprises: first and second heat-dissipating layers which are formed of a thermally conductive material and discharge the heat of the unit batteries; and an adhesive layer which is formed between the first and second heat-dissipating layers and adheres the first and second heat-dissipating layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-Hoon Yue, Min-Hee Lee, Yong-Bae Jung
  • Patent number: 9333120
    Abstract: A simple disposable absorbent article including a chassis and an absorbent assembly. The chassis includes a water-impermeable sheet folded laterally inward at both of its side edges to form opposing side flaps. Each side flap is attached to the interior surface of the chassis adjacent to its end edges. Each side flap has a longitudinally extending elastic gathering member attached adjacent to its proximal edge. The absorbent assembly is smaller in width and in length than the chassis. The side edges and end edges of the absorbent assembly may be disposed proximally relative to the respective side edges and end edges of the chassis. The absorbent assembly includes an absorbent core that may contain superabsorbent particles, which may be contained inside pockets. The chassis may be extensible. The absorbent assembly may be in a cruciform pattern to the chassis to allow portions of the chassis to extend laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean Lavon, Kevin Michael Smith, Michael Patrick Hayden
  • Patent number: 9321242
    Abstract: Fluids are handled with a discardable floormat stacked with an absorbent sheet that extends beyond the floormat. The floormat is compressible and resilient, and may be a single or multiple sections. Atop the floormat are trip-avoiding channels feeding a gutter on a side whose height equals or exceeds the opposite side. The floormat has a border region, and a greater central region that is flat except for the channels. The border region has a height not exceeding that of the gutter, which has a draining outlet. In some cases the gutter is mostly free to fill fully and form a single exposed stream. In other cases, tubing occupies most of the gutter length, and has some intake apertures. Fluid entering the tubing can be sucked out, while fluid arriving at the absorbent sheet will be absorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: David R. Siegel
  • Patent number: 9295748
    Abstract: A multi-layered composite material suitable for use in orthopedics includes a foam core layer bonded between two layers of thermoformable polymer material. The thermoformable material is heat formable within a target temperature range allowing for rapid heating and application to a patient such as in the form of a splint. While within the target temperature range, the composite material includes a dwell time sufficiently long to enable proper fitment and adjustment, yet not overly long requiring extended periods of holding the composite material in place. The composite material is very light yet extremely rigid and easily conformable to patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: EXOS LLC
    Inventor: Mark Joseph
  • Patent number: 9284663
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to articles that comprise polymeric winged fibers. The winged fibers have a high surface area because of their structure, which includes a core surrounded by a plurality of lobes. Channels of one micron or less in width are formed between adjacent lobes to form paths for the capture and/or transport of gases, liquids or particles. The winged fibers are assembled in woven or non-woven fabrics for use in wipes, absorbent pads, composite structures, apparel, outdoor wear, bedding, filtration systems, purification/separation systems, thermal and acoustic insulation, cell scaffolding, and battery membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Allasso Industries, Inc., North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Walter Chappas, Harry M. Barnes, III
  • Patent number: 9284830
    Abstract: A method for recovering and treating hydrocarbon fluids using a hydraulic fracturing process wherein a fluid stream containing liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon species or both, produced water, suspended solids, and dissolved contaminants is recovered from a well. Hydrocarbon species are separated from the fluid stream to produce a second fluid stream comprising liquid water, which is then directed to a filter medium and essentially all of the second fluid stream passes through the medium to produce a permeate stream and a filter cake, and the filter cake is separated from the medium and disposed of separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Simon Frisk, Hyun Sung Lim, Lisa C Bates, Peter Andrin, Basil El-Borno
  • Patent number: 9278586
    Abstract: An in-tire sound absorber for a pneumatic wheel assembly including a wheel rim and a tire fitted to the wheel rim. The sound absorber comprises a first fibrous layer and a second fibrous layer with a higher air flow resistance than the first layer. The sound absorber is configured to fit around the wheel rim with the first layer in contact with a surface of the wheel rim and extending substantially between the second layer and the wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Marek Henryk Kierzkowski, Philip John Gibbons, Bruce Reginald Gascoigne, Michael William Coates
  • Patent number: 9173037
    Abstract: A vibrating body for an acoustic transducer is provided, in which the high resonance frequency associated with inverse resonance can be outside the audible range and which can improve the acoustic characteristic of a speaker device. The vibrating body 1 for an acoustic transducer includes: a diaphragm 2 including a first vibrating part 2a and a second vibrating part 2b formed in proximity of the outer circumferential edge of the first vibrating part 2a; and an edge portion 3 formed in proximity of the outer circumferential edge of the diaphragm 2. In the vibrating body 1 for an acoustic transducer, first reinforcing portions 6a and 6b are formed so as to extend from the second vibrating part 2b to the edge portion 3 in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Kenya Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kimura, Masanori Ito
  • Patent number: 9153761
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally-conductive sheet excellent in heat dissipation properties. The thermally-conductive sheet includes a polymer matrix and a thermally-conductive filler dispersed in the polymer matrix. The present invention is a thermally-conductive sheet including a polymer matrix and non-spherical particles of a thermally-conductive filler that are dispersed in the polymer matrix. At least a part of the thermally-conductive filler particles are oriented in a thickness direction of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinari Takayama, Takafumi Hida, Daisuke Kitagawa, Kenichi Tagawa, Kunio Nagasaki, Ryoichi Matsushima, Susumu Kiyohara, Toshio Uota
  • Patent number: 9144942
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a fiber-reinforced plastic molding including, in the following order, the steps of: forming a preform laminate fixed to a molding die by laminating a plurality of preforms each including a dry fiber fabric and a fixing resin, the preforms being laminated through the fixing resin formed on a surface of the dry fiber fabric and including a partially-cured thermosetting resin exhibiting tackiness at a room temperature; impregnating the dry fiber fabric, provided in the preform laminate fixed to the molding die, with a liquid thermosetting resin; curing the liquid thermosetting resin and the fixing resin to form a fiber-reinforced plastic molding; and demolding the fiber-reinforced plastic molding from the molding die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Sohei Samejima, Hajime Takeya, Michihito Matsumoto, Kazuki Kubo, Yuhei Awano, Takahiro Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 9136536
    Abstract: Cohesive carbon assemblies are prepared by obtaining a functionalized carbon starting material in the form of powder, particles, flakes, loose agglomerates, aqueous wet cake, or aqueous slurry, dispersing the carbon in water by mechanical agitation and/or refluxing, and substantially removing the water, typically by evaporation, whereby the cohesive assembly of carbon is formed. The method is suitable for preparing free-standing, monolithic assemblies of carbon nanotubes in the form of films, wafers, discs, fiber, or wire, having high carbon packing density and low electrical resistivity. The method is also suitable for preparing substrates coated with an adherent cohesive carbon assembly. The assemblies have various potential applications, such as electrodes or current collectors in electrochemical capacitors, fuel cells, and batteries, or as transparent conductors, conductive inks, pastes, and coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Leonid Grigorian, Sean Imtiaz Brahim
  • Patent number: 9096961
    Abstract: A nonwoven wipe has multiplicity of fibers, bonded portions, and unbonded portions. The bonded portions are spaced apart from one another, each bonded portion comprises portions of the fibers that are bonded together, and each bonded portion has a thickness extending perpendicularly between opposite faces of the nonwoven wipe. Each unbonded portion comprises portions of the fibers that are not bonded together, and each unbonded portion has a thickness extending perpendicularly between the opposite faces of the nonwoven wipe. The thicknesses of the unbonded portions is greater than the thicknesses of the bonded portions. The bonded portions are sized and arranged for providing a desirable balance of properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Providencia USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Jones, Romeo Bregant, Esteban M. Bregant
  • Patent number: 9044921
    Abstract: A roofing membrane with high solar heat reflectance includes a bituminous base sheet, a tie-layer with a reinforcement material, and a solar heat-reflective upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20150132546
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with forming and non-forming webs with improved puncture resistance suitable for use in semi-automatic horizontal form fill and seal (HFFS) packaging machines and a process for packaging hard food items with sharp angular surfaces using such webs in such machines. The webs have a double wall partially laminated structure. The structure is conveniently formed by adhesively laminating two component films in a face to face configuration using a pattern of adhesive which leaves a substantial portion of the two facing surfaces unlaminated. The lamination just needs to be sufficient that the two component films will hot form together when they are vacuum drawn into a die to form a cavity for packaging the food items. The webs comprise at least a first thermoplastic component film having substantial stored shrink forces and a second thermoplastic component film having no substantial stored shrink forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Tara K. Cruz, Tyler J. Theobald
  • Publication number: 20150118453
    Abstract: A method for connecting thermoplastic components, in which the opposing surfaces thereof are at least partially melted by introducing energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Götzelmann, Heiner Salzmann
  • Patent number: 8999493
    Abstract: A necessary and sufficient adhesive force of an adhesive agent layer is certainly kept while the dot diameter of the adhesive agent is made smaller and the thickness of the adhesive agent layer is made smaller. For the purpose, in an adhesive product, comprising an adhesive agent layer in which dots of a dot-form adhesive agent 12 are intermittently arranged, and a base material 11 which supports the adhesive agent layer, the dot diameter of the adhesive agent 12 is made into a very small value of less than 1.5 mm, and the thickness of the adhesive agent layer is set to less than 25 ?m while the area ratio that is the proportion of an area where the adhesive agent 12 occupies per unit area of the base material 11 is set to 0.7 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kasahara, Kazushige Kawashita, Hideomi Yamamoto, Junichi Ohashi