Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Patent number: 11832744
    Abstract: A drinking cup assembly includes a drinking cup configured to retain a liquid within an interior of the drinking cup, and a retainer configured to retain ice within the interior of the drinking cup while permitting the liquid to flow from the interior of the drinking cup. The drinking cup comprises a grip portion, wherein the grip portion comprises a retainer attachment section. The retainer comprises a cup attachment section, wherein the retainer attachment section disposed within the cup attachment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventor: Gregory Capizzi
  • Patent number: 11697937
    Abstract: A protective barrier that will typically be installed beneath ceilings during construction work being performed on ceilings or roofs of buildings. The protective barrier can be comprised entirely of one material or of different materials connected by seams. Some or all of these materials can be designed to fail when contacted by water via dissolution, melting or through some other destructive process initiated by contact with water. Some or all of the materials comprising the protective barrier can be designed to fail at a certain temperature. This failure can create access points from the ceiling through the protective barrier to the area being protected by the barrier, which can allow water from a fire suppression system to reach a fire located below the protective barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell
  • Patent number: 11591728
    Abstract: A spunbond nonwoven laminate has a stack of at least two and at most four spunbond nonwoven layers each formed by or consisting of crimped continuous filaments. A degree of crimping of the filaments in each of the spunbond nonwoven layers is different from a degree of crimping in each of the other spunbond nonwoven layers and each of the crimped filaments of the spunbond nonwoven layers has a crimp with at least two loops per centimeter of length. The crimped filaments of the spunbond nonwoven layers are multicomponent filaments each having at least one first plastic component and at least one second plastic component with each of the plastic components being present in the respective filament in a proportion of at least 10 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: FIBERTEX PERSONAL CARE A/S
    Inventors: Sebastian Sommer, Tobias Wagner, Gerold Linke, Patrick Bohl, Morton Rise Hansen
  • Patent number: 11548259
    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: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Sara A. Broadaway, Ryan W. Johnson, Randolph S. Kohlman, Patrick A. Petri
  • Patent number: 11479017
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a method of making a composite structure including receiving a substantially planar nonwoven spunbond layer including a plurality of multicomponent fibers, thermally bonding the nonwoven spunbond layer at a first bond temperature, laying down a meltblown layer on top of the thermally bonded nonwoven spunbond layer to form an intermediate structure, and thermally bonding the intermediate structure at a second bond temperature to form a final composite structure. Composite structures including a spunbond layer and a meltblown layer, wherein the composite structure has a tensile strength of at least about 130 N/2.54 cm in both machine and cross directions, a tear strength of at least 3.0 N/2.54 cm, and an LRV of about 2.0 or higher are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Benoit Maze, Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Patent number: 11313059
    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: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Jimmy E. Teal, Tianqi Gao, Leigh Krauser
  • Patent number: 11297964
    Abstract: A temporary roll-up floor cover includes a rugged upper layer that is impervious to water and pervious water vapor, and a lower antimicrobial wicking layer that quickly spreads water while transmitting water vapor, to facilitate evaporation of moisture that gets under the cover. The cover may also include one or more of a central layer containing a microporous membrane, a coating or film layer which may be perforated, and a stiffener lattice that resists folding, gathering and puckering without preventing the cover from rolling up. The coating layer adds additional resistance to folding, gathering and puckering without preventing the cover from rolling up. The coating may be perforated to increase water vapor transmission through the cover. One or more antimicrobial agents may be incorporated into the floor cover, for example, into the wicking layer during extrusion of the airlaid mat forming the wicking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: McTech Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen F. McDonald
  • Patent number: 11266550
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a novel design printing portion suitable for a stretchable region. An absorbent article has an elastic film stretchable structure, in which an elastic film is stacked between a first sheet layer and a second sheet layer. The first sheet layer and the second sheet layer are bonded together directly or through the elastic film by a large number of sheet bonded portions arranged at intervals. A region having the elastic film stretchable structure includes a stretchable region. The stretchable region is contracted in a stretchable direction by a contraction force of the elastic film is extensible in the stretchable direction. A design printing portion is provided in a portion located in the stretchable region in the elastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Mina Takaishi
  • Patent number: 11247436
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass which can be stored in a stacked state without experiencing autohesion so as to be easily peelable, and a laminated glass including the interlayer film for a laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for a laminated glass, having a large number of recesses and a large number of projections on a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the recesses on the first surface and the second surface each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom and being regularly adjacent and parallel to each other, the interlayer film for a laminated glass satisfying Formulae (1) and (2): ??10°??(1), R/Sm?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nakayama, Yuusuke Oota, Hirofumi Kitano, Hiroaki Inui
  • Patent number: 11230087
    Abstract: Provided are heat insulating sheets that may include a resin film having a metal layer and a nonwoven fabric including resin fiber, wherein the resin film and the nonwoven fabric are joined by through holes penetrating the resin film and the nonwoven fabric, and wherein a ratio (La/Lb) of an average distance (La) between the through holes in the resin film to an average distance (Lb) between the through holes in the nonwoven fabric is 1.001 or more and 1.10 or less. Further provided are manufacturing methods of a heat insulating sheet that may include a resin film having a metal layer and a nonwoven fabric including a resin fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, TOCHIGI KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Shuzo Imai
  • Patent number: 11192342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interior and exterior materials for an automobile, comprising: a polyester resin foam layer; and a fiber layer laminated on one side or both sides of the polyester resin foam layer. The interior and exterior materials for an automobile can enhance durability and strength, reduce weight, and improve a work environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUVIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kwang Hee Lee, Mee Huh, Woo Jin Kim, Seung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11166568
    Abstract: A bleach compatible mattress cover made of a non-woven polyolefin material and defining an interior cavity. The interior cavity configured to receive a mattress structure which may include a first and second support structure disposed in the interior cavity. In certain embodiments, the mattress cover has a Moisture Vapor Transfer Rate of greater than or equal 400 to less than 10,000, 7500 or more particularly less than 5000 grams per square meter per day and a hydrostatic head of 100 cm or greater and passes ASTM 1670 and ASTM 1671.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Unisoft Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Stacey duBell Mileti, Robert J. Mileti, Kevin P. Conway
  • Patent number: 11148391
    Abstract: An abrasive wipe includes a spunbond layer that forms a first outer surface of the wipe, a meltblown layer positioned over the spunbond layer so as to form an inner layer of the wipe and an abrasive layer positioned over the meltblown layer so as to form a second outer surface of the wipe. The spunbond layer, the meltblown layer and the abrasive layer are bonded together in a single bonding step, and, in an exemplary embodiment, the abrasive wipe has an MD tensile strength of at least 700 g/cm and a CD tensile strength of at least 500 g/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PFNONWOVENS LLC
    Inventors: Paul DeNoia, Karthik Ramaratnam, Michael Kauschke, Peter Zajaczkowski
  • Patent number: 11083638
    Abstract: The present invention is a disposable garment for alleviating unpleasant scents and bodily waste when worn by users. Disposable undergarments such as diapers and other similar garments can be a challenge to use when the garment has been soiled. Various applications of specially designed layers of material can be an effective tool when odors and excretion are unbearable. Garments that are manufactured to combat the difficult process of dealing with bodily waste is a benefit to the public; especially when excretion occurs unexpectedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Naomie Crownie
  • Patent number: 11046047
    Abstract: Multilayer composite materials combining a low tenacity nylon fabric with a fabric formed from high tenacity fibers. The fabrics are bonded with a compatibilizing adhesive system that achieves a peel strength of at least 1.5 lbs/inch. The nylon is colored with a camouflage pattern and the high strength fabric is colored with a color that does not stand out relative to the camouflage pattern. The composite materials are used for forming vest covers and plate carrier materials, particularly webless plate carrier materials having slots for hanging modular accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Duane Arvidson, Henry Gerard Ardiff, Brian Waring, Lori L. Wagner, Gregory A. Davis
  • Patent number: 11035137
    Abstract: A dual-purpose concrete cover that includes a construction cover layer, a vapor retardant layer, and a wicking layer. An anti-snag scrim layer may be included under the wicking layer. One or more antimicrobial agents may be included in the wicking layer or other locations within the cover to prevent mold, mildew, bacterial and viral growth. While conventional concrete curing blankets often include a vapor barrier selected to keep the concrete surface wet well past the concrete curing period, the vapor retardant layer is designed to allow the dual-use cover to dry out at about the end of the concrete curing period so that the dual-use cover can remain in place as a construction cover after the curing period. The dual-purpose concrete cover is designed to fully dry prior to removal, which allows it to be reused, whereas conventional concrete curing blankets are typically discarded after a single use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: McTech Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen F. McDonald
  • Patent number: 11035650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antiballistic protection comprising a cover with a stab and bullet resistant layer, comprising a stab resistant layer and a bullet resistant layer, in which said antiballistic protection has a large flexibility. Preferably, said stab and bullet resistant layer comprises a stab resistant layer of polyamide and a bullet resistant layer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. The invention also relates to a method for fabricating said antiballistic protection as well as the use of pieces of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Seyntex N.V.
    Inventor: Bart De Lombaerde
  • Patent number: 11001030
    Abstract: A layered body includes a cover or skin layer, a cushion layer 82, and an adhesive layer. The skin layer is made from a cover or skin material. The cushion layer is made from a cushioning material. The adhesive layer is made from an adhesive and provided between the skin layer and the cushion layer. A portion of the skin layer located between valleys of the cushion layer and corresponding to a bottom portion of a concave portion has positive curvature in the side view. The bottom portion of the concave portion between the valleys in a surface of the cushioning layer on which the adhesive layer is provided has negative curvature or is flat in the side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Midori Auto Leather Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukari Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10946124
    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: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10946626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester composite comprising: a polyester foam sheet; and a polyester resin layer laminated on one surface or both surfaces of the polyester foam sheet. The durability and strength of the composite can be improved, the weight of the composite can be reduced, and the composite can be variously utilized as vehicle interior and exterior materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUVIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mee Huh, Kwang Hee Lee, Woo Jin Kim, Seung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10940508
    Abstract: Wipes for preventing chlorine depletion suitable for commercial applications (e.g., industrial and consumer disinfectant wipes) are provided. The wipe includes at least one nonwoven layer, at least one pulp layer, and a nonionic modified siloxane additive. The at least one nonwoven layer and the at least one pulp layer may be hydroentangled to form a hydroentangled nonwoven fabric having a first surface and a second surface. Additionally, the nonionic modified siloxane additive may be disposed on at least one of the first surface or the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert P. Hartgrove, Dianne B. Ellis, Dawn Ellen Huston, Teresa Ann Oldham
  • Patent number: 10905805
    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 2, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10864307
    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: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10828841
    Abstract: A blank and/or diecut permanently closes of holes in metal sheets and/or in plastic parts. The blank and/or diecut comprises at least one carrier having a laminate of at least two polymeric films, wherein the lower film has a basis weight of at least 1.5 kg/m2 and the side of the lower film opposite the upper film has an applied adhesive thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Thomas Niemeyer, Rainer Stricker
  • Patent number: 10821917
    Abstract: A panel for covering and/or soundproofing a wall of a vehicle includes a central layer produced by impregnating a flexible and porous material with a thermoformable resin, then rigidifying the thermoformable resin. The panel also includes two reinforcement layers arranged on either side of the central layer. The impregnation of the flexible and porous material with the thermoformable resin is carried out deep within the flexible and porous material by subjecting a powder of the thermoformable resin to an alternating electric field, the two reinforcement layers being made of a flexible or semi-rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HOWA TRAMICO
    Inventors: Clément Humbert, Vincent Bonin, Laurent Mougnard
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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