Spot Bonds Connect Components Patents (Class 428/198)
  • Publication number: 20090176056
    Abstract: A water resistant garment is disclosed having regions of high MVTR while maintaining water resistance. The garment has a fabric layer adjacent one major surface of a nanofiber layer. The surface of the nanofibers are coated with a coating containing a fluorocarbon polymeric moiety and a resin binder or extender which is soluble in water and/or other solvents. The coated nanofiber layer has a contact angle of greater than 145°. The garment optionally includes a second fabric layer adjacent the other major surface of the nanofiber layer. The garment has regions having a Frazier air permeability of between about 0.5 m3/min/m2 and about 8 m3/min/m2, an MVTR of greater than about 500 g/m2/day and a hydrostatic head of at least about 50 cmwc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Anthony Marin, Jill A. Conley, Frederic Terence Wilson
  • Publication number: 20090169803
    Abstract: Geotechnical article, and process for making it, the article having coefficient of thermal expansion less than about 150 ppm/° C. at ambient; resistance to acidic media greater than polyamide 6 resin and/or resistance to basic media greater than PET resin; resistance to hydrocarbons greater than that of HDPE; creep modulus of at least 400 MPa at 25° C., at 20% of yield stress load for 60 minutes (ISO 899-1); and 1 percent secant flexural modulus at least 700 MPa at 25° C. (ASTM D790); the article including a composition including (a) from about 1 to about 95% by weight of the composition of at least one functional group containing polymer or oligomer; and (b) from about 5 to about 99% by weight of the composition of at least one engineering thermoplastic, and optionally containing a filler and optionally containing an unmodified polyolefin, ethylene copolymer or ethylene terpolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: PRS MEDITERRANEAN LTD.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Oded Erez, Adi Erez
  • Publication number: 20090162622
    Abstract: The solder composition comprises particles of a thermodynamically metastable alloy. One of the elements of the alloy will form an intermetallic compound with a metal surface. The solder composition is particularly suitable for use in bumping of semiconductor devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicants: DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE, MAT-TECH B.V.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Johannes Anthonius Van Veen, Mohammad Hossain Biglari
  • Publication number: 20090142557
    Abstract: A material and method for production of ballistic armor. One or more absorbing layers are inserted between layers of woven cloth made of high strength fibers. Mechanical energy absorbing layers are of two types, either a large number of small objects in loose contact with one another which will dissipate energy by moving traversely to the direction of impact, embedded in a matrix along with randomly oriented high strength fibers, or a large number of small objects in a matrix along with parallel oriented high strength fibers. A method for production of such a layered device is also taught. The material may be used in body armor including vests and helmets as well as applied to construction of shields and armored vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Montgomery G.B. Hardin
  • Patent number: 7527848
    Abstract: A laminate material for hook-and-loop closures, comprising a carrier film and a textile substrate laminated onto the carrier film. The textile substrate has loops on its surface that are suitable for connecting with hook-and-loop hooks, wherein the carrier film and the textile substrate are not connected over their entire area. A method for producing a laminate material for hook-and-loop closures comprises applying an adhesive to a carrier film in a pattern that is composed of adhesive areas and adhesive-free regions, applying a material web of a textile substrate to the side of the carrier film provided with adhesive to form a two-ply web, the textile substrate having loops on its surface that are suitable for connecting with hook-and-loop hooks; and passing the two-ply web through a roller nip of a pair of rollers, which presses the carrier film and the textile substrate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschland Gronau GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baldauf
  • Patent number: 7510758
    Abstract: A breathable, elastic, film laminate including layers of an inherently breathable, elastic polymer film alternately stacked with layers of a filled plastic polymer. The laminate may be made by grafting a thermoplastic polymer to an elastomer to form an inherently breathable elastic polymer, extruding, the elastic polymer through a die, extruding the filled plastic polymer through a die, stacking the extruded elastic polymer with the extruded plastic polymer while the polymers are in a melt-extrudable state to create a multilayer film laminate, and stretching the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Vasily Aramovich Topolkaraev, Stephen Clark Smith, Susan Elaine Shawver
  • Publication number: 20090041985
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a composite component reinforced by stiffening elements. Composite component is produced by the inside gluing of a monolithic component to a multiplicity of stiffening elements by means of an adhesive suitable for this particular application. Stiffening elements are formed with a fibre reinforced, amorphous thermoplastic material. Monolithic component of composite component consists of a fibre reinforced duroplastic material—for example a composite epoxy matrix—in which are embedded, for reinforcement, carbon fibres, basalt fibres, natural fibres, ceramic fibres, aramide® fibres, kevlar® fibres or any combination thereof. Monolithic component is glued to thermoplastic stiffening elements by an adhesive under the influence of pressure and temperature. Here a tolerance compensation is carried out essentially by stiffening elements, if necessary being plastically deformed, so that high dimensional stability is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Klaus Von Varendorff, Martin Staub, Arne Mashoff
  • Publication number: 20090035527
    Abstract: In a process of producing a stretch sheet, a strip-shaped laminate sheet 10A having an elastically stretchable elastic layer 1 and substantially inelastic, inelastic fiber layers 2 and 3 partially joined to each other at bonds 4 or a strip-shaped fibrous sheet containing an elastic component and a substantially inelastic component and having embossed regions formed by embossing in parts is stretched in directions starting from the bonds 4 or the embossed regions to obtain a stretch sheet 10. The stretch sheet has raised ridges and recessed grooves extending in the direction perpendicular to the stretch direction, and the bonds 4 or the embossed regions are present in the ridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kobayashi, Koji Kanazawa, Akihiko Gunji, Tetsuya Masuki
  • Publication number: 20090029122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the bonding of a fibre-reinforced material to an injection-moulding material. The invention further relates to an article produced according to the process. It is an object of the invention to improve the bond between a fibre-reinforced starting material and a material applied by injection. To achieve the object, a fibre-reinforced plastics material is heated locally, and further plastics material is applied by injection. This produces a particularly good coherent bond between the further plastics material and the fibre-reinforced plastics material. Ease of handling is also provided. The invention relates to a component produced according to the process and also to an apparatus for carrying out the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Krause
  • Publication number: 20090011174
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sorptive textile composite comprising an air-permeable support for adsorber particles that, on one side, is provided with an air-permeable lining having an adhesive layer. The support is a nonwoven, into which loose adsorber particles are introduced, and the nonwoven, at least on one side, is lined with an air-permeable nonwoven.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2005
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Horst Bräuer
  • Patent number: 7465490
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adsorbing material (1) with a protective function against chemical toxins, especially chemical warfare agents, the adsorbing material (1) comprising a multilayered layer construction (2), the layer construction (2) comprising at least one in particular sheetlike carrier layer (3) and, associated to the carrier layer (3), a barrier layer (4) which prevents or at least retards the passage of chemical poisons, the barrier layer (4) comprising on the one hand at least one adsorbing layer (5) based on an adsorbent for chemical poisons and especially on activated carbon, and, on the other hand, at least one at least essentially water and air impervious but water vapor pervious membrane (6) which retards the passage of chemical poisons or is at least essentially impervious to chemical poisons. The adsorbing material (1) has a high wear comfort, in particular good breathability, while at the same time having excellent protection against chemical poisons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Blucher GmbH
    Inventor: Hasso Von Blücher
  • Patent number: 7452835
    Abstract: A nonwoven blanket embodying the principles of the present invention includes at least two layers, wherein a first layer comprises a spunlace fabric that exhibits one or more raised regions within the fabric. The blanket of the present invention also includes a second durable and protective layer comprising one or more layers of spunmelt fabrics, typically referred to as spunbond and meltblown fabrics. The two layers are mechanically bonded via one or more methods known in the art so as to form at least one or more insulative air pockets within the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: PGI Polymer, Inc.
    Inventor: Cliff Bridges
  • Publication number: 20080277453
    Abstract: An element is mounted on a carrier by removing an oxide film sufficiently. An element mounting method in which electrodes of the element are fusion bonded to electrodes of the carrier so that the element is mounted on the carrier, the method includes the steps of: positioning the electrodes of the element at electrodes of carrier respectively, one of the electrodes of the carrier is a striped electrode in an arc shape formed on a concentric circle centering one of the electrodes of the element, and another is a center electrode formed near the center location of the concentric circle; and then rubbing the striped electrode of the carrier and the electrode of the element together in a direction of the concentric circle centering the center electrode so as to fusion bond the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Tadayuki Chikuma
  • Publication number: 20080268194
    Abstract: A thermal bonding pattern for nonwoven fabric possessing improved abrasion resistance while retaining softness, comprising a basket-weave pattern or other pattern having a transition area (2) equal to at least 10% of bonding spot area (1) in FIG. 1, more preferably a transition area (2) equal to at least 50% of bonding spot area (1), and most preferably a transition area (2) equal to at least 100% of bonding spot area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Kyuk Hyun Kim, Valeria G. Erdos, Smita Bais-Singh
  • Publication number: 20080261002
    Abstract: A camouflage material comprising a reflective layer disposed beneath a camouflage layer. The camouflage layer includes a plurality of spots forming a camouflage pattern. The camouflage layer is also characterized by the ability of light to transmit through a portion of the camouflage layer and reflect off of the reflective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Alexander Sloot
  • Publication number: 20080261001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a low thermal resistance surface mount component and a mounting substrate bump-connected therewith, capable of removing a soldered low thermal resistance surface mount component from a circuit board without harming the performance of the circuit board or the performance of the low thermal resistance surface mount component. The solder bumps 3 in an area approaching the periphery 2 of the low thermal resistance surface mount component 1 are composed of a solder of a melting point lower than that of the solder bumps 3 in an area approaching the center. The low thermal resistance surface mount component 1 on the circuit board can be removed by partial heating and by melting the solder bumps. However, when the component is partially heated in this manner, the heating temperature declines approaching the periphery compared to that of the center of the low thermal resistance surface mount component 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nakatsuka, Koji Serizawa, Shosaku Ishihara, Toshio Saeki
  • Publication number: 20080251198
    Abstract: A laminated structure appropriate for use in constructing walls, floors, ceilings or doors, has a selected area and in one embodiment comprises two external layers of one or more materials such as, but not limited to, gypsum, at least one internal constraining layer having less than said selected area, and two or more internal layers of a viscoelastic glue separated by said at least one internal constraining layer, wherein each of said layers of viscoelastic glue is patterned to cover a selected percentage, but not all, of said area of said laminated structure thereby to allow moisture to pass through said structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Brandon Tinianov
  • Patent number: 7431794
    Abstract: A process for producing a leather-like sheet, wherein a skin-like layer composed of a resin composition (C) is formed on top of a fibrous substrate (E), comprising; heating and melting a moisture-curable polyurethane hot-melt resin composition (C) which contains a hot-melt urethane prepolymer (A) having isocyanate groups at molecular terminal ends and a colorant (B), and applying said heated and melted resin composition (C) to either [1] a releasable substrate (D) and then bonding the coated surface to a fibrous substrate (E), or [2] a fibrous substrate (E) and then bonding the coated surface to a releasable substrate (D); wherein the colorant (B) contains a polyol with a number average molecular weight within a range from 1,000 to 20,000 as a vehicle (B-1), and a pigment (B-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignees: Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc., Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kanagawa, Toshio Niwa, Toshifumi Tamaki, Hisao Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20080241488
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet comprises a thermally conductive polymer layer, an adhesive layer provided on an outer surface of the thermally conductive polymer layer, and a thermal diffusion layer, which is a functional layer provided on the adhesive layer. The thermally conductive polymer layer is formed of a thermally conductive polymer composition containing a polymer matrix and a thermally conductive filler. The coefficient of static friction of the thermally conductive polymer layer is 1.0 or lower. The adhesive layer has an outer shape smaller than that of the thermally conductive polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Polymatech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Ohta, Motoki Ozawa, Yoshiaki Okabayashi
  • Publication number: 20080233349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low-cost MEMS functional device by improving air tightness of a jointed section by anode junction in wafer level packaging for MEMS based functional devices. The MEMS functional device comprises a function element section formed by processing a substrate mainly made of Si, a metallized film for sealing formed around the functional element, and a glass substrate jointed to the metallized film for sealing by anode junction. Formed on a surface of the metallized film for sealing is a metallized film containing at least one of Sn and Ti as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Shohei Hata, Eiji Sakamoto, Naoki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 7419716
    Abstract: Methods for providing surface coverings with differential gloss, and surface coverings prepared by the method, are disclosed. The methods involve screen printing or rotogravure printing a relatively low gloss primer onto portions of a substrate surface covering. The primer-coated substrate is then coated with a relatively higher gloss coating composition, and the coating compositions are cured, advantageously in a single curing step. The result is a surface covering including a top coat having a lower gloss level overlying the primer and a higher gloss level in the regions not overlying the primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Ralph W. Wright, Jr., Scott Whalen
  • Patent number: 7416008
    Abstract: An apparatus and laminate allow removal of at least one sub-area of a face layer sheet from a laminate composed of a backing layer with the face layer sheet adhering thereto to leave at least one product area of the face layer sheet in place on the backing layer. The apparatus may comprise a work surface for receiving the laminate thereon; at least one adhesive applicator mounted adjacent to the work surface; an actuator associated with the applicator(s); an actuator controller to cause application of an adhesive to predetermined portions of the waste area(s); a laminator beside the work surface including a supply of carrier web oriented for temporary lamination with the laminate using the applied adhesive; and a delaminator positioned to receive the carrier lamination and delaminate the laminate therefrom with the waste area(s) adhering to the carrier web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Mikkelsen Graphic Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Steen B. Mikkelsen, Sergey Potebnya
  • Patent number: 7410682
    Abstract: The present invention describes a flocked stretchable design and a process for producing a flocked stretchable design or transfer. The design, when configured as a transfer, includes a carrier layer, a release adhesive applied to the carrier layer, a plurality of flock fibers releasably attached to the release adhesive, an elastic film, and a first adhesive layer bonded to the flock fibers and the elastic film, and a second, discontinuously distributed, adhesive layer bonded to the other side of the elastic film. The design, when direct flocked, does not include the carrier and the release adhesive. The present invention also includes methods of producing both the designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20080187716
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal comprising a back lighting structure. The mobile terminal according to an embodiment comprises a light emitting device and a case part provided on the light emitting device and formed of a transmissive material. The mobile terminal further comprises a shielding coating layer laminated on a region excluding a specific region of the case part and formed of a shielding material so that the specific region of the case part transmits light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventors: Indong Yu, Heeseok Noh, Wonseok Choi
  • Publication number: 20080145626
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present application relate to new form constructions and methods of forming and using the new form constructions. One method of printing a form construction involves (1) providing a substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface; (2) bossing at least a portion of the substrate to form a bossed substrate portion; and (3) attaching a signage to the bossed substrate portion. The signage or a printable portion of the substrate may then optionally be printed. An exemplary new form construction includes a substrate having a bossed substrate portion and an unbossed substrate portion; and a signage adjacent to the bossed substrate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Scott T. Ginkel, Sundar J. Rajan
  • Patent number: 7384682
    Abstract: An encapsulant composition and an electronic package. The composition includes a resin, a flexibilizing agent, and a filler material. The electronic package includes a substrate, a semiconductor chip, and a material. The semiconductor chip is mounted on an upper surface of the substrate and electrically coupled to the substrate. The material is positioned on the upper surface of the substrate and against an edge surface of the semiconductor chip. The edge surface of the semiconductor chip is substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the semiconductor chip. The material is the encapsulant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Konstantinos I. Papathomas
  • Publication number: 20080131670
    Abstract: A microelectronic assembly, a surface mount component and a method of providing the surface mount component. The assembly comprises: a substrate having bonding pads disposed on a mounting surface thereof, the bonding pads including a ferromagnetic material therein; solidified solder disposed on the bonding pads; and a surface mount component bonded to the substrate by way of the solidified solder and including a magnetic layer disposed on a substrate side thereof, the magnetic layer being adapted to cooperate with the ferromagnetic material in the bonding pads to establish a magnetic force of a sufficient magnitude to hold the surface mount component on the substrate before and during soldering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Haixiao Sun
  • Patent number: 7378567
    Abstract: An absorbent body for hygiene articles, particularly sanitary napkins or panty liners, includes a liquid absorbing and distributing layer facing the body and made of a first fibrous material with a first pore size, and a liquid storage layer facing away from the body and including at least 20 to 98 wt. % cellulose fibers, with a second pore size smaller than the first pore size. The first fibrous material is made of interlinked cellulose fibers, and the layers are interconnected, without adhesives by a multitude of embossing points provided in grid-like manner which results in the formation of a funnel-shaped pore gradient in the liquid absorbing and distributing layer around the embossing points. This pore gradient assists in the introduction of liquid into the underlying storage layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventor: Rainer Mangold
  • Patent number: 7361317
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a single step sterilization wrapping material suitable for use, as an example, in wrapping surgical instruments and supplies for sterilization, transportation and storage. The material includes separate inner and outer wraps which, unlike previous wraps, are joined to one another. Common wrapping techniques involve wrapping items to be sterilized with two separate sheets of wrap. The present invention provides separate wraps which can be specially engineered to deliver specific properties for each sheet and then joined to one another so as to permit wrapping and opening in a neat single step process which increases efficiency and saves time and money. In special situations the outer wrap can be engineered with increased strength, the inner wrap with increased barrier properties and the inner and outer wraps can be made visually distinct from one another so that improper wrapping or opening is not a problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonya Nicholson Bourne, Nelson McRay, Lavada Campbell Boggs, William Ralph Neff, Charles John Morell, Marsha Lottie Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7354475
    Abstract: A gas and water vapor pervious adsorption filter material having a protective function against biological and chemical noxiants and poisons and a multilayered layer construction including a first sheetlike carrier layer, a second sheetlike carrier layer and, interposed between the first carrier layer and the second carrier layer, an adsorbing layer, the adsorbing layer comprising an activated carbon fiber fabric which is durably adhered to the first carrier layer and to the second carrier layer by means of an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Blucher GmbH
    Inventor: Hasso Von Blücher
  • Patent number: 7347846
    Abstract: Absorbent pants with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction at right angles to the longitudinal direction and having an absorption core arranged between a liquid-tight cover sheet and a liquid-permeable cover sheet. The diaper pants have a front portion, a rear portion and an intermediate crotch portion, and a front edge and a rear edge extending substantially in the transverse direction and forming a waist opening, two side edges extending substantially in the longitudinal direction and forming two leg openings. An elastic sheet material is arranged at least along the waist opening of the diaper pants and extends at least from the waist opening to the leg openings, the elastic sheet material being secured to the absorption core in a substantially unstretched state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Kent Hermansson, Niclas Norrby, Catarina Linnér
  • Patent number: 7332205
    Abstract: This invention relates to an adhesive article which provides air egress. Air egress is provided by supplying a route, such as areas of no initial adhesion for the air to flow out from under the construction. The invention relates to an adhesive article comprising a facestock having a front surface and a back surface, a continuous layer of adhesive having an upper surface and a lower surface wherein the upper surface of the adhesive layer is adhered to the back surface of the facestock, and a plurality of spaced-apart non-adhesive material which is in contact with the lower surface of the adhesive layer wherein the lower surface of the adhesive layer has a Sheffield roughness of at least about 10 and the adhesive article provides air egress. The invention also relates to methods of preparing the adhesive articles. These articles have usefulness as industrial graphics images, as well as decorative coverings, etc. The articles provide air egress and optionally repositionability and slideability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hannington, Pradeep Iyer
  • Publication number: 20080035272
    Abstract: This invention relates to a loop fabric laminate bearing a graphic image and methods for printing such images on the back surface of the backing layer of the laminate. The loop fabric laminate is characterized by the presence of recessed and unrecessed areas in the backing layer, and the presence of ink deposited and retained in place in the recessed and unrecessed areas, with void defects of greater than 0.5 mm in largest dimension being present at a frequency of less than one void defect per square centimeter of printed area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Michael W. Mills, Shou-Lu G. Wang
  • Patent number: 7329323
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric are disclosed. First and second conductors are integrated into a fabric such that the conductors intersect at a crossover point. The conductors are bonded to each other at the crossover point to improve AC and DC characteristics. Disconnect areas may be provided near the crossover point to allow selective disconnection of the conductors from the crossover point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Anuj Dhawan, Tushar Kanti Ghosh, John Muth, Abdelfattah Seyam
  • Patent number: 7311209
    Abstract: A filter material has one or more plies of fiber layers, in particular for the production of filter bags and filter cones for infused beverages, the at least one fiber layer containing fibers or microcapsules having phase change material. Paraffinic hydrocarbons can be used as the phase change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignees: Outlast Technologies, Inc, Schoeller + Hoesch GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Bentz, Danny H. Meger
  • Patent number: 7303808
    Abstract: A bulky sheet material having three-dimensional protrusions 10 is disclosed. The sheet material comprises a first layer 1 and a second layer 2 adjacent to the first layer 1. The first layer 1 and the second layer 2 is partly joined together at joints 3 in a prescribed pattern. The first layer 1 has a number of raised portions which are located among the joints 3. The second layer 2 comprises a material which exhibits elastomeric behavior. The bulky sheet material 10 exhibits elastomeric behavior as a whole and breathability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Taneichi, Manabu Kaneta, Yasuhiro Komori, Takanobu Miyamoto, Wataru Saka, Yoshihiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 7297234
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and a papermaker's or industrial fabric, which includes the application of a polymeric resin material onto preselected discrete locations on a base substrate in a controlled manner in droplets having an average diameter of 10? (10 microns) to point bond yarns, bond spiral wound strips together or to bond layers of a fabric together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Francis L. Davenport, Charles E. Kramer, Joseph G. O'Connor, Maurice Paquin
  • Patent number: 7252870
    Abstract: Nonwoven materials having a pattern incorporated into the materials are disclosed. The nonwoven materials may be, for instance, tissue webs, meltspun webs such as meltblown webs or spunbond webs, bonded carded webs, hydroentangled webs, and the like. The pattern may be incorporated into the webs using various techniques. For instance, the pattern may be formed into the web by topically applying a bonding material. In an alternative embodiment, the pattern may be formed according to a thermal bonding process. The pattern contains individual cells that include two spaced apart expanded regions separated by a constricted region. By incorporating the pattern into the web, a material is produced having a relatively low Poisson ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph L. Anderson, Eugenio G. Varona, Charles J. Garneski, Maurizio Tirimacco, Douglas W. Stage, Mark Burazin, Kenneth J. Zwick
  • Patent number: 7246824
    Abstract: The invention provides for a label such as a temper evident holographic or diffractive security label that consists of at least two separate microstructures (30, 31), one exhibiting a holographic or diffractive security image, the other a non visible non-diffractive structure which controls differential release of a reflector or semi reflector layer (27) to display a separate visual message upon removal of the label by tamper. The advantage over previous prior art devices is that both the diffractive message and the tamper evident message are encoded within the microstructure without any need for additional coating or print layers in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Optaglio Limited
    Inventor: Philip Hudson
  • Patent number: 7227051
    Abstract: A disposable wearing article includes a liquid-pervious topsheet, a liquid-impervious backsheet, a liquid-absorbent core interposed between the top- and backsheets, a pair of liquid-impervious leak-barrier sheets and a pair of elastically stretchable sheets. Each portion of the aforesaid sheets placed one upon another are joined together by means of adhesives and the core is joined to inner surfaces of the top- and backsheets by means of adhesives. Adhesives are defined by a plurality of adhesive lines continuously extending in a given direction and each of the adhesive lines includes first and second zones arranged alternately in the given direction along the adhesive line. A quantity of adhesives in the first zone is much more than a quantity of adhesives in the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Mitsui, Masakazu Shiraishi, Yasushi Sayama
  • Patent number: 7211312
    Abstract: The zone of weakening, which is designed as a slot (6a), is bordered by film material (7) on both sides according to length, i.e., across the direction of loading, which is indicated by the arrows F. Tearing (8) which progresses from the edge because of microscopic damage comes to a standstill at the slot (6a) at the latest, because stress peaks are dissipated here and the locally increased stresses are diverted into elements of the film material (7) which are under less stress. Other embodiments include a locally interrupted adhesive layer for separation of an upper film layer from a lower film layer, these two film layers being otherwise glued together. The adhesive-free recesses here constitute zones of weakening in the sense of the present invention. This therefore prevents tears from spreading from one film layer to the next. Furthermore, the propagation of tearing is counteracted due to the dissipation of stresses when a tear that forms in the film layer reaches the zone of weakening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Moosheimer
  • Patent number: 7205047
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composition that includes thermoplastic polymer, a source of zinc, at least one of aluminum trihydrate and magnesium hydroxide, and no greater than 70% by weight of a source of halogen. Articles that include a porous substrate and the hot melt adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Licensing & Finance Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Chanak, Cheryl L. Yarian Chase, Vernon H. Batdorf
  • Patent number: 7172803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the laser inscription of a flexible inner support layer of a multilayered support unit, which is distinguished by the fact that the laser inscription of the inner support layer is carried out through one or more flexible outer laser-inactive support layers which are separate or can be separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Raupach, Rolf Eymann
  • Patent number: 7078089
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are elastic laminate materials. The elastic laminate materials are laminates of extensible nonwoven fibrous webs and thermoplastic elastic materials. The laminate may be a two-layer composite material having a single nonwoven fibrous web bonded to one side of the thermoplastic elastic material, or it may be a three-layer composite having a nonwoven fibrous web bonded to each side of the thermoplastic elastic material. The extensible nonwoven fibrous webs may be staple fiber webs. The thermoplastic elastic material may be single-layer or multi-layer elastic films, or elastic fibrous layers. Where single- or multi-layer elastic films are used, the films may be breathable films. The elastic material, or some of the staple fibers, or both, may be selected such that the staple fiber webs are thermally compatible with the thermoplastic elastic material to facilitate laminate bonding. Processes for forming the elastic laminate material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford Jackson Ellis, Arthur Edward Garavaglia, Jay Sheldon Shultz
  • Patent number: 7048991
    Abstract: An elastic composite is formed by securing an elastic member to a substrate along a securement path extending longitudinally of the substrate. The position of the elastic member on the substrate varies laterally along the longitudinally extending securement path in a generally periodic wave pattern having at least one period within the securement path. The periodic wave pattern is such that the elastic composite is more stretchable in the direction of the securement path than transverse to the securement path. In another embodiment, the securement path varies laterally as it extends longitudinally along the securement path. The position of the elastic member varies transversely within the securement path to at least partially define a width of the securement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent A. Franklin, Valerie V. Finch, Jon M. Verbruggen, Robin K. Nason
  • Patent number: 7037569
    Abstract: A laminate web comprising a first web, a second web joined to the first web at a plurality of discrete bond sites; and a third material disposed between at least a portion of the first and second nonwovens. The third material is apertured in regions adjacent the bond sites, such that the first and second nonwoven webs are joined through the apertures. In one embodiment an apertured laminate web is disclosed, having a first extensible web having a first elongation to break, and a second extensible web joined to the first extensible web at a plurality of bond sites, the second extensible web having elongation to break. A third web material is disposed between the first and second nonwovens, the third web material having a third elongation to break which is less than both of the first or second elongations to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John J. Curro, Douglas H. Benson, John B. Strube
  • Patent number: 7022208
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and a papermaker's or industrial fabric, which includes the application of a polymeric resin material onto preselected discrete locations on a base substrate in a controlled manner in droplets having an average diameter of 10? (10 microns) to point bond yarns, bond spiral wound strips together or to bond layers of a fabric together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Francis L. Davenport, Charles E. Kramer, Joseph G. O'Connor, Maurice Paquin
  • Patent number: 7014911
    Abstract: A method of securing an elastic strand to a flat substrate or sheet of material moving the elastic strand and the sheet in a converging manner from a first position in which the elastic strand is spaced from the sheet to a second position in which the elastic strand contacts one surface of the sheet. A filament of adhesive is dispensed onto the strand in a pattern configured with adhesive masses coupled by thinner filament sections. The adhesive masses are contacted with the strand when the strand is in the first position. The strand is bonded to the substrate with at least the adhesive masses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Harris
  • Patent number: 7014907
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilayer molded article comprising a thermoplastic resin substrate and at least two kinds of skin materials laminated on a surface of the substrate, the at least two kinds of skin materials including a pair of skin materials adjacent to each other wherein the pair of skin materials are folded toward the substrate to have folded edges which separate the substrate at least partly to define two portions, wherein the separated portions of the substrate are combined together via a plurality of ribs of the thermoplastic resin molded integrally with the substrate, the ribs enclosing therein a part of the folded edges of the pair of skin materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Usui
  • Patent number: 7008685
    Abstract: A laminate is claimed, having a first cover layer, a fabric with perforations as the middle layer, and a second cover layer, as are a method for its production and the use of the laminate as a fluid absorption and distribution layer made of a nonwoven fabric layer oriented in the Z direction, for absorbent hygiene articles. A three-dimensional form is achieved in that the fabric is present in the shrunk state in the middle layer, i.e. is brought into this state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Dieter Groitzsch, Gerhard Schaut