Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Patent number: 10766761
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus and manufacturing method for manufacturing a three-dimensional filaments-linked structure includes: divided weight information acquisition means which records divided weight information acquired by dividing weight distribution in a height direction of a person in a height axis direction, in correlation with a distance from a top of a head of the person; and three-dimensional linked structure formation means which tangles and fuses filaments of a thermoplastic resin material extruded from an extruder in a three-dimensional net shape, and forms a three-dimensional filaments-linked structure which is long in a product streaming direction, and the three-dimensional linked structure formation means includes filament density control means which controls filament density in the product streaming direction based on the divided weight information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AIRWEAVE INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu Kojima, Masashi Fuchigami, Takahiro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10743687
    Abstract: A novel pillow with a detachable hood comprising a drawstring for providing comfort, privacy, sound dampening, and protection to a user. The pillow comprises an arcuate bladder and upper half hood which may be hemispherical or semi-hemispherical. The pillow may be inflatable or stuffed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: John K. Doty
  • Patent number: 10688432
    Abstract: A filter medium includes a first porous PTFE membrane, a first air-permeable support member, a second porous PTFE membrane, and a second air-permeable support member. A surface of the filter medium is formed by the first porous PTFE membrane. A bond strength, as measured by a 180° peel test, between the first porous PTFE membrane and the first air-permeable support member is higher than 1.2 N/25 mm. The first air-permeable support member is an embossed non-woven fabric having one or more recessed portions and one or more projecting portions. A ratio of the area of the recessed portion or the total area of the recessed portions to the area of the embossed non-woven fabric serving as the first air-permeable support member is more than 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shiho Wada
  • Patent number: 10682265
    Abstract: A nonwoven web made up of continuous fibers that include a polymer component, the web being bonded by a bond pattern including spaced apart closed figures arranged in a repeating pattern, the web having an abrasion rating of 3 or higher and an average HOM of less than 6 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PFNONWOVENS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kauschke, John C. Parsons, Michele Miller
  • Patent number: 10681437
    Abstract: A method for laminating or coupling a first and second precision fabric layers each being formed by weaving a plurality of synthetic monofilaments to achieve a two-layer textile structure, for application to loudspeakers and microphones of electronic devices in general providing at least an audio function, either a sound emitting (voice or music) or receiving function, both for protecting said electronic device from water and solid particle intrusion and for preserving the designed sound emitting and receiving characteristics, the method comprising coupling the first and second layers by a glueing material sprayed on the synthetic monofilaments of at least one of the first and second precision fabric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SAATI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Carmine Lucignano, Paolo Canonico
  • Patent number: 10632007
    Abstract: A thermoplastic cast, which is easy to reuse or implant, and a production method for same, are described. The cast includes a core material to which is attached polycaprolactone while being made in a mesh shape by the mutual crossing over and connecting of threads having a predetermined diameter, with the weaving of a plurality of strands of thin threads; and a structure which is made using a polycaprolactone composite and is formed so as to surround the outer part of the core material by means of insert injection. The patient experiences no discomfort despite the cast being structurally robust, because ventilation properties are improved due to the cast being formed in a mesh shape and because the structure, which is made using the polycaprolactone composite, is formed so as to surround the outer part of the core material by means of insert injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WOORI MATERIAL INC.
    Inventors: Jongchil Park, Seogmyeon Gil
  • Patent number: 10632710
    Abstract: A vehicle interior panel includes an engraved image at a decorative side of the panel. The image is produced by selectively removing a film layer from a compression molding to expose an underlying surface of a substrate layer in a desired pattern. The substrate layer is formed from a composite material including natural fibers. A laser beam is configured to remove the film layer and to cauterize the natural fibers along the pattern. The cauterization has an anti-aging effect on the natural fibers by increasing color stability and water resistance of the exposed composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Olivier Boinais, Maxime Salandre
  • Patent number: 10624519
    Abstract: Absorbent laminated materials that include two spunbond nonwoven layers with a cellulose layer arranged in between the spunbond nonwoven layers are disclosed. The different layers of the absorbent laminated material are bonded through an ultrasonic treatment, and can further undergo an embossing step. In addition, the absorbent laminated materials may be used as disposable wiping products, among other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SELLARS ABSORBENT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Martyn Davis, Helen Viazmensky, William Perry
  • Patent number: 10611116
    Abstract: The application relates to a nonwoven composite containing a plurality of solid regions and a plurality of porous regions. The solid and porous regions form a repeating pattern on the surface of the composite. The solid regions contain a solid region nonwoven layer, an optional solid region polymer-fiber infused layer, and a solid region cap layer. The solid region nonwoven layer contains a plurality of first staple fibers and less than about 5% by volume of a first polymer. The solid region cap layer contains the first polymer and less than about 5% by volume of the first staple fibers. The porous regions contain a porous region nonwoven layer and a porous region polymer-fiber infused layer. The porous region nonwoven layer contains a plurality of the first staple fibers and less than about 5% by volume of a first polymer. The porous region polymer-fiber infused layer contains a plurality of pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Sara A. Broadaway, Ryan W. Johnson, Randolph S. Kohlman, Patrick A. Petri
  • Patent number: 10596795
    Abstract: A method for producing a decorative sheet includes the steps of: (?) pressing a thermoplastic resin film (a) on a preheated rotating heating drum, and then pressing a transfer film (b) having a hot-melt adhesive layer, a resin coating, a release coating layer, and a film base material in order such that the hot-melt adhesive layer is positioned in the film (a) side; (?) feeding/supplying a pressed body obtained in the Step (?) between a rotating design-imparting roll and a rotating receiving roll such that the transfer film (b) is positioned in the design-imparting-roll side; and (?) sequentially passing a laminated sheet obtained in the Step (?) through a first chill roll whose temperature is set to 50° C. to 90° C., and a second chill roll whose temperature is set to a temperature of 20° C. to 70° C. which is lower than the first-chill roll temperature to cool the laminated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazutaka Yufu
  • Patent number: 10568995
    Abstract: A dressing for treating a tissue site with negative pressure is described. The dressing includes a tissue interface and a sealing member. The dressing further includes a sealing tape configured to be coupled to the sealing member and epidermis. The sealing tape includes a bonding adhesive and a sealing adhesive coupled to a side of the sealing tape. The sealing tape includes a layer of the bonding adhesive disposed on a film layer and a layer of sealing adhesive having one or more apertures disposed on the bonding adhesive. The sealing tape can include a layer of the bonding adhesive disposed on a portion of a film layer and a layer of the sealing adhesive disposed on a uncovered portions of the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10538028
    Abstract: Origami- and Kirigami-inspired assembly of predetermined three-dimensional forms is presented in comprehensive theoretical and experimental studies, with examples of a broad range of topologies and material compositions. The resulting engineering options in the construction of functional 3D structures have important implications for advanced microsystem technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Northwestern University
    Inventors: John A. Rogers, Sheng Xu, Zheng Yan, Yihui Zhang, Yonggang Huang
  • Patent number: 10519578
    Abstract: A self-wrapping protective textile sleeve and method of construction is provided. The sleeve includes a braided, tubular wall having opposite free edges extending lengthwise between opposite ends. The wall has a first state with a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area and a second state with an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to a central longitudinal axis. The wall further includes braided, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on the wall, wherein the bias causes the wall to self-wrap into a tubular configuration and to remain substantially in the first and second states absent some externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Jimmy E. Teal, Tianqi Gao, Leigh Krauser
  • Patent number: 10492657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiping cloth which is configured so as to be multi-layered and has at least two material layers lying directly on top of one another, of which one first outer material layer forms an external wiping and cleaning layer, and of which the second material layer is configured as a storage layer. In order for such a wiping cloth which by way of a fixedly established surface facilitates a consistent application of cleaning liquid to be achieved, it is provided according to the invention that the at least two material layers lying on top of one another are made from a textile material preferably of at least approximately identical absorbency or water-release capability, in that the wiping and cleaning layer and the storage layer are mechanically interconnected in a planer manner, and in that a cleaning agent that is reactivatable by adding water is provided in at least one of the material layers lying on top of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AVET AG
    Inventor: Roland Sacks
  • Patent number: 10456724
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward an improved nanofibrous electret filtration media of which the stand-alone electret nanofibrous web comprises a single source randomly intermingled fiber network that yields high breathability due to the high porosity and improved filtration efficiency for use as improved filtration media for respiratory devices and face masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Tao Huang, Neil Jay Croft, Jr., Zachary R. Dilworth
  • Patent number: 10443166
    Abstract: A protective textile having at least one integrated opening and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a braided, tubular wall extending lengthwise in relation to a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall has a first state with a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area and a second state with an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to the central longitudinal axis. The wall further includes braided, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on the wall, wherein the bias causes the wall to remain substantially in the first and second states absent some externally applied force. The wall also includes at least one opening having a circumferentially continuous periphery bounding the opening, wherein the periphery is formed, at least in part, by braided yarns reversing direction from one S or Z helical direction to the opposite S or Z helical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Leigh Krauser, Tianqi Gao, Zhong Huai Zhang, Michael Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 10415157
    Abstract: There is provided a continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric excellent in terms of bulkiness, flexibility, and shape stability. The continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric comprises eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber containing a part (A), a part containing a higher melting-point thermoplastic resin (A), and a part (B), a part containing a lower melting-point thermoplastic resin (B), the parts (A) and (B) having been bonded to each other in a side by side arrangement, wherein the difference in melting point between the higher melting-point thermoplastic resin (A) and the lower melting-point thermoplastic resin (B) is 5° C. or greater, the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has a part (A):part (B) proportion in the range of 5 to 30 weight %:95 to 70 weight %, the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has a cross-section in which the thickness (a) of the part (A) is smaller than the thickness (b) of the part (B), and the eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber has been crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Akio Matsubara, Kenichi Suzuki, Shigeyuki Motomura
  • 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
    Assignee: REIFENHAEUSER GMBH & CO, KG MASCHINENFABRIK
    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
    Assignee: EF-MATERIALS INDUSTRIES INC.
    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
    Assignees: FITESA GERMANY GMBH, FITESA NONWOVEN, INC.
    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
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPNAY
    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
    Assignees: JNC CORPORATION, JNC FIBERS CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: KURARAY AMERICA, INC.
    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
    Assignee: POLYUNION TEXTILE (SHENZHEN) FACTORY
    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