Noninterengaged Fibered Material Encased (e.g., Mat, Batt, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/74)
  • Patent number: 9995038
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting multiple panel assemblies comprising a first bracketing body having a first bearing member and at least one planar member; a second bracketing body having a second bearing member pivotally engaged with the first bearing member and at least one planar member; a third bracketing body having at least one planar member; a fourth bracketing body having at least one planar member; a first panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar member of the first and third bracketing bodies; a second panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies; and wherein the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies at least partially define a second panel receiving volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AAR Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramon Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 9988812
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting multiple panel assemblies comprising a first bracketing body having a first bearing member and at least one planar member; a second bracketing body having a second bearing member pivotally engaged with the first bearing member and at least one planar member; a third bracketing body having at least one planar member; a fourth bracketing body having at least one planar member; a first panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar member of the first and third bracketing bodies; a second panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies; and wherein the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies at least partially define a second panel receiving volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AAR Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramon Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 9988811
    Abstract: A system for interconnecting multiple panel assemblies comprising a first bracketing body having a first bearing member and at least one planar member; a second bracketing body having a second bearing member pivotally engaged with the first bearing member and at least one planar member; a third bracketing body having at least one planar member; a fourth bracketing body having at least one planar member; a first panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar member of the first and third bracketing bodies; a second panel receiving volume at least partially defined by the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies; and wherein the at least one planar members of the second and fourth bracketing bodies at least Partially define a second panel receiving volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AAR Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramon Kalinowski
  • Patent number: 9949902
    Abstract: An emulsion suitable for incorporation into wet wipes used to clean urine and fecal matter from the skin. The emulsion includes silicone oil and water-soluble zinc salt such as zinc chloride and zinc sulfate. Phase separation is prevented with an emulsification system that includes a gum blend and salt-tolerant emulsifier. The gum blend includes at least one gum and propylene glycol alginate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Philip Eugene Kieffer, Corey Thomas Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9714480
    Abstract: Acoustically insulated machines have an internal source of noise and an insulation member. The insulation member may include a plurality of porous, sound absorbing layers and a plurality of dense or facing layers attached to faces of the sound absorbing layers. The dense or facing layers each have a density that is greater than the densities of the sound absorbing layers. The insulation member may be oriented such that one of the dense or facing layers faces toward the internal source of noise. The insulation member may be configured such that most of the low frequency sound energy generated by the internal source of noise is not reflected back into the machine. That is, the dense or facing layer may be configured to allow a majority of low frequency sound energy from the internal source of noise to pass into the insulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Lee Rockwell, Phil Johnson
  • Patent number: 9687118
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier body (1) for sanitary surface material, having a bearing surface for the sanitary surface material, having a floor surface for arranging on an underlying surface, having a through-opening which runs approximately in the vertical direction of the horizontal carrier body, and forms lateral end surfaces, and having a sealing element, which covers over at least one of the surfaces at least in part, wherein the sealing element on the at least one surface is fixed only to a first sub-region (11) and loosely covers over at least a further, second sub-region (12) of the surface. The invention also relates to a method of adapting such a carrier body to the desired floor dimensions of a sanitary shower facility, and to the use of this carrier body for a sanitary cubicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SwissPal AG
    Inventor: Martin Schindler
  • Patent number: 9527227
    Abstract: A system for creating an alpaca bonded fiber pad. The pad is used for bedding products, cushions, toppers and furniture. The system includes an alpaca fiber washing station for cleaning and processing the fiber and a pad forming machine. The washing station is used to thoroughly wash, clean and dry the alpaca fiber. The washing station includes a series of wash tanks, squeeze pads and drying racks. The dried alpaca fiber is then baled and fed into the pad forming machine. The pad forming machine includes a plurality of individual sections with a series of conveyor belts. The conveyor belts are used for conveying the alpaca fiber and a polyester fiber from one station to the next and creating a finished alpaca bonded fiber pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventors: Mary Anderle, David A. Rauch
  • Patent number: 9097015
    Abstract: An architectural panel comprises a structured core embedded in a resin material such that the resin material fills the cells of the structured core. In at least one implementation, a method of making the panel comprises pressing two or more resin substrates about the structured core at a pressure and temperature such that the resin substrates flow into and fill the cells of the structured core. In at least one other implementation, a method of making the panel comprises placing the structured core into a form, pouring a liquid resin material into the form, and allowing the resin material to harden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Moore, Matthew T. Sutton, John E. C. Willham
  • Publication number: 20150064388
    Abstract: A mat is disclosed, and comprises a cover portion and a base portion. The cover portion includes a lower surface having an engagement portion. The base portion is removably coupled with the cover portion and includes a first layer and a second resilient layer. The first layer has a surface treatment configured to interengage the engagement portion so that the cover portion and the base portion resist relative movement due to lateral forcing. The second resilient layer is at least partially enclosed by the first layer and maintained in substantial fluid separation from a surrounding environment by the first layer. The force needed to move the cover portion relative to the base portion laterally is greater than the force needed to separate the cover portion from the base portion due to the surface treatment on the first layer of the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Town & Country Linen Corp
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Beyda
  • Publication number: 20140349057
    Abstract: Insulating materials, methods of forming insulating materials, and products including insulating materials are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, an insulating material may include a lining material layer, a face material layer, at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, fill disposed between the lining material layer and the face material layer, one or more first seams coupling the lining material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation, and one or more second seams coupling the face material layer and the at least one layer of continuous synthetic insulation. The first and second seams may form two or more baffles partitioning the fill in the insulating material. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. "Woody" Blackford, Christopher R. Araujo, Jeffrey T. Mergy
  • Patent number: 8866055
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a fabric cover for covering objects in a microwave. In an exemplary embodiment, the fabric cover is a fitted fabric cover (preferably made from organic or natural cotton material) that has a drawstring that can be used to secure the cover over a microwavable item. The fabric cover for microwave allows for food to be heated and keeps the microwave clean by covering the food and preventing it from splattering the inside of the microwave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Splatterstop, LLC
    Inventor: Ashley Davis
  • Publication number: 20140272255
    Abstract: An elastic feather product comprises a stuffed layer, multiple elastic thin layers, and multiple elastic fabric layers. The elastic thin layers are disposed on two opposing surfaces of the stuffed layer and attached to the surfaces of the stuffed layer. The elastic fabric layers are each disposed on one of the elastic thin layers and attached to the elastic thin layer. As such, the stuffed layer can be securely sandwiched between the elastic thin layers, so that the filling feathers contained in the stuffed layer can be prevented from leakage, so that a persistent warmth effect can be obtained. Furthermore, the elastic fabric layers attached to the elastic thin layers can provide adequate elasticity for the feather product, so that the clothes using the feather product can fit a user more properly and facilitate the user's movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: KUN-HAI WU
  • Patent number: 8829103
    Abstract: A composite material includes: carbon fibers having an average fiber length of more than about 10 mm and about 100 mm or less; and a thermoplastic resin. The carbon fibers are substantially two-dimensionally-randomly oriented. The composite material includes a carbon fiber bundle (A) in a ratio of more than 0 volume % and less than about 30 volume % to a total volume of the carbon fibers, the carbon fiber bundle (A) including the carbon fibers of a critical single fiber number defined by formula (1) or more. An average number (N) of the carbon fibers in the carbon fiber bundle (A) satisfies formula (2). Critical single fiber number=600/D??(1) 1.0×104/D2<N<2.5×104/D2??(2) D is an average fiber diameter (?m) of the carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Yuhei Konagai, Yutaka Kondo, Naoaki Sonoda
  • Patent number: 8828540
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an article includes the steps of applying a quantity of a refractory metal sufficient to produce a coating on a carbon based felt; processing thermally a refractory metal coated carbon based felt at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to form a ceramic based felt; and cooling the ceramic based felt under a controlled atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Robert A. Barth
  • Patent number: 8808826
    Abstract: A process for making a fibrous panel member. The process includes mixing a porous fiber material with a MDI adhesive. The fiber batt is compressed between a pair of porous belts. Steam and heat are applied to the compressed batt to form a bound flexible batting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Akiva Pinto, Chad A. Collison
  • Patent number: 8753471
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum heat insulating material. Also disclosed is a heat insulating box using the vacuum heat insulating material. The vacuum heat insulating material includes a core member and envelope members having gas-barrier properties and including heat-seal layers. The envelope members are opposed to each other in such a manner that the core member is disposed between the heat-seal layers. The envelope members are entirely heated to a temperature at which the heat-seal layers are melted, and the heat-seal layers are heat sealed to each other by applying uniform pressure to the entire envelope members from outside to inside the envelope members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Muneto Yamada, Kazuo Hashimoto, Hiroaki Katsumura, Kiyoshi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8728605
    Abstract: A water vapor permeable multi-layer thermal insulation (10) includes two water vapor permeable outer layers (16, 18) encapsulating inner air and water vapor permeable layers (14) of insulation material and at least one inner separating layer (12) of an air-open fibrous material interleaved with the inner thermal insulation layers (14) and having a mean flow pore size that allows water vapor to move from one side of the at least one inner fibrous separating layer to the other and through the inner insulation layers yet restricts mass movement of air from one side to the other of the at least one inner fibrous separating layer (12) to form a barrier to convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hunt Technology Limited
    Inventors: John Payne, Leslie James Squires
  • Publication number: 20140099468
    Abstract: A washable long-filament fiber quilt includes a plurality of filament fibers in the interior of the shell, each filament fiber including a first end attached at the first end of the shell, and a second end attached at the second end of the shell; a first plurality of stitching line structures extending in the first direction; a second plurality of stitching line structures extending in a direction transverse to the first direction. The first and second plurality of stitching line structures divide the interior of the shell into a plurality of compartments, and each filament fiber traverses multiple compartments. This quilt is characterized by light and soft texture, excellent air permeability, high strength and high elasticity. This quilt can be repeatedly washed and maintains its form and comfort, does not lend itself to be shifting and flattening after long-term use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Hong-Yuan CAI
  • Publication number: 20140076358
    Abstract: A moppable floor mat is disclosed comprising a plurality of layers sharing a common peripheral boundary, the layers including an adhesive layer, a liquid impermeable layer, a high-traction layer, and a liquid absorbent layer. The adhesive layer is configured to be releaseably adhered to a floor and capable of being mopped over without causing a movement of the moppable floor mat relative to a surface of the floor. The moppable floor mat further comprises a seal formed adjacent the peripheral boundary of the plurality of layers, wherein the seal is configured to form a fluid-tight barrier preventing liquids from exiting through the seal from the moppable floor mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: IMPACT PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Irwin, Stephen A. Dukes, Robert James Hayes, Donald James Staufenberg, Jeffrey C. Gayer
  • Publication number: 20140076482
    Abstract: A fire protective composite comprising a jacketed fibrous endothermic mat and method of wrapping thereof, the jacket material preferably including impregnated fiberglass fabric, the composite designed for fire protection of structural elements such as steel I-beams and complex joints, electrical conduits and cable trays, LP-gas container and vessel skirts and valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Brandon Aloys Kunk, Mark Richard Eckhardt, Brian Aloys Kunk, Darrell Richard Kunk
  • Patent number: 8663792
    Abstract: A composite roofing overlay containing paint waste is provided for use on a roof surface. The composite roofing overlay includes a bedding cement containing water-based paint waste and sand, a porous fabric embedded in the bedding cement, and at least one primer coat over the porous fabric and bedding cement. The composite roofing overlay may be used in combination with an overlying waterproof roofing membrane to provide an effective waterproof seal to new or existing roof structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Polymer Recycling, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Gerace
  • Patent number: 8663774
    Abstract: A multilayer thermal insulation composite for fire protection applications. The composite includes a fibrous insulation layer, at least one inorganic heat absorbing layer disposed on one side of the fibrous insulation layer, and at least one superinsulation layer disposed on at least one side of the composite adjacent the heat absorbing layer or the fibrous insulation layer. The composite may further include a scrim layer comprising a high temperature resistant, flexible, woven or non-woven scrim or scrim and high temperature resistant material disposed around the multilayer thermal insulation composite partially or substantially totally encapsulating the composite. The composite is lightweight and flexible, exhibits reduced heat transfer to the cold-face, with improved thermal insulation capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fernando, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140044914
    Abstract: A panel for an aircraft floor comprising a first plate made of composite material with continuous fiber reinforcement. A corrugated sheet made of composite material with continuous fiber reinforcement is joined to one side, the underside, of the first plate. A local reinforcing means is joined to the corrugated sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Didier Kurtz, Marion Besnard, Jacques Marterer
  • Publication number: 20130344279
    Abstract: A flexible insulating structure includes a batting and a mixture of aerogel-containing particles and a binder, the aerogel-containing particles impregnating at least one layer of the batting. A method for preparing a flexible insulating structure comprises applying a mixture including aerogel-containing particles and a binder to a batting having one or more batting layers; and drying or allowing the binder to dry, thereby forming the flexible insulating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Dhaval A. Doshi, Catherine M. Norwood
  • Publication number: 20130344278
    Abstract: Described is a single or multilayer mattress or pillow cover fabric (1, 10) with at least one knitted or woven layer made of a polyester yarn, with the knitted or woven layer being knitted or woven entirely from an antimony-free polyester yarn. Further described is a mattress or pillow cover and a protective mattress or pillow pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BODET & HORST GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20130323454
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced blow moulded assembly includes an overmould body bonded to one or more preformed internal stiffening ribs. The reinforcing r ribs are partially encapsulated by o the overmould body in an orientation selected to carry load a forces thereon. The resin mixture used to form the overmould body comprises 10% to 40% by weight short glass having a length less about 15 cm, and 60% to 90% by weight thermoplastic resin. To facilitate recycling the reinforcing ribs comprise 30 to 60% by weight long glass fibers and 40% to 70% of thermoplastic bonding resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: METELIX PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Tim CHAPMAN, Roger Elgner
  • Publication number: 20130224424
    Abstract: A reinforced fabric comprising a fiber group and a mat. The fiber group includes a plurality fibers positioned substantially parallel to one another. The mat is formed of a plurality of threads that intersect one another and are connected together. The mat has an outer surface that is formed of a material having a melting point that is less than the melting point of the fibers. At least a portion of the mat is heat bonded to a plurality of the fibers to at least partially maintain the fibers in position relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Garland Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: LOUIS KEVIN HORNE
  • Patent number: 8507071
    Abstract: A sheet insulator is attached to an item of wearing apparel to provide thermal insulation. The sheet insulator has a fiber reinforced aerogel composite encapsulated within a plastic sheeting. The plastic sheeting is secured to the aerogel composite, surface to surface. The plastic sheeting and the aerogel composite have surface upsets such as elongated depressions or burrows positioned and oriented at a flexing position of the wearing apparel so that the sheet insulator is able to flex with the apparel enabling a more natural movement of the apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Zeroloft Corporation
    Inventors: David Sindall, Frank Gojny, Hyo Yul Kim
  • Publication number: 20130200084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a vacuum insulation panel that improves heat transfer performance while improving durability of a core material and a manufacturing method thereof. The vacuum insulation panel includes a gas-interception sheathing material to cover a core material. The interior of the sheathing material is decompressed so that the sheathing material is hermetically sealed. The core material is formed of a lump of fiber, and the fiber has a hollow part formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Sung JUNG, Hyung Sung Kim, Jong Sung Park, Jea Sung Kwon, Kyoung Mi Yoon
  • Publication number: 20130177731
    Abstract: A thermal insulating structure, and products made therefrom. The insulation structure includes an insulation-containing substructure that includes an inner and intermediate layers forming a plurality of successive compartments, the compartments containing insulation material, such as down or loose synthetic material. The intermediate layer is a batting of insulation, such as fiberfill or fleece. An outer layer, such as a waterproof material, extends over the substructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: ARC'TERYX EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventor: ARC'TERYX EQUIPMENT INC.
  • Publication number: 20130156992
    Abstract: A molded body has a base material, a first region covering the base material, and a second region covering the first region, in which the first region has the base material and carbon nanotubes and the second region has carbon nanotubes and an ionic liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 8453393
    Abstract: An article includes a piece of encapsulated insulation including an envelope having at least two vents therethrough, a particulate insulation within the envelope, and a porous filter overlying each vent of the envelope. The porous filter has a mesh size no larger that the minimum size of the particles. The article may further include a structure having a structure surface, and the piece of encapsulated insulation overlies and covers at least a portion of the structure surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Raytheon Company, Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto E. Schroth, Jimmy L. Clark, Michael Doan, David M. La Komski, Shannon O. White, Stephen E. Smith, Christopher M. Shaffer, Wilfried Krone-Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130129963
    Abstract: A fire barrier laminate comprising: at least one fire barrier layer directly or indirectly coated onto at least one first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; at least one second film layer proximate to the fire barrier layer opposite the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; at least one scrim layer disposed: (i) between the fire barrier layer and the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer; and/or (ii) between the fire barrier layer and the second film layer; and/or (iii) proximate to the first polymeric flame propagation resistant film layer opposite the fire barrier layer; and/or (iv) proximate to the second film layer opposite the fire barrier layer; wherein the fire barrier layer comprises inorganic fibers, at least one inorganic platelet material, optionally at least one organic binder and/or inorganic binder, and optionally at least one functional filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. FERNANDO, Chad E. Garvey, Robert Rioux, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130098567
    Abstract: Example insulated dividers, such as curtain-doors and temporary walls for dividing areas of a building, include features that make the dividers particularly suited for food and drug related environments that demand cleanliness and require dividers to be periodically washed down to remove microorganisms and other contaminants. Some example dividers include a touch-and-hold fastener to hold a flexible insulated pad within an internal space of a pliable hollow panel. In some examples, the insulated pad is made of polyester batting with loops of fiber to which the hook portion of the touch-and-hold fastener can engage. In some examples, both the insulated pad and the touch-and-hold fastener are completely contained within the hollow panel so that neither the pad nor the fastener provides an exposed external surface for harboring microorganisms. In some examples, the pliable panel's outer peripheral edge is hermetically sealed by thermal bonding, heat sealing, welding and/or ultrasonic joining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Charles J. Ashelin, David J. Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8372292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a polymeric filtration medium including at least one fibrous mat of randomly oriented fibers of a polymer. The polymer has a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) between about 1.4 and about 6 and a melt flow rate greater than about 1000 g/10 minutes. Also disclosed herein are methods of making and using the polymeric filtration medium. Further disclosed herein is a composite filtration medium incorporating the polymeric filtration medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Philippe M. Scheerlinck, Mabrouk Ouedemi
  • Patent number: 8298644
    Abstract: A mat assembly configured for use with a vehicle includes a mat holder and a mat insert. The mat insert is permeable to contaminants and is made of a spacer fabric which may be a 3D knit fabric. The mat holder is configured to entrap contaminants permeating the mat insert. The mat insert and mat holder are configured such that the mat insert can be detached from and reattached to the mat holder for cleaning. The mat insert has at least one appearance layer which may be a carpet-like material. The mat holder may include a panel, which may be hingedly attached to or detachable from the mat holder, through which entrapped contaminants may be removed. The mat holder may be integral to the vehicle, e.g., an aperture in the floor covering, a liner or an insert, or a cavity in the floor, trunk or cargo area of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Daniel W. Booth
  • Patent number: 8292697
    Abstract: A carrier structure for supporting a substrate when being processed by passing the carrier through a meniscus formed by upper and lower proximity heads is described. A method of manufacturing the carrier further described. The method includes forming a composite frame having a carbon fiber core, a top sheet, a bottom sheet, a layer of aramid fabric between the top sheet and the core and a second layer of aramid fabric between the bottom sheet and the core. The top sheet and the bottom are each formed from a polymer material. The method further includes forming an opening sized for receiving a substrate and providing a plurality of support pins extending into the opening for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is formed slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Wing Lau Cheng, Helen Cheng, legal representative, Arnold Kholodenko
  • Publication number: 20120241460
    Abstract: A mat for use in a portable collector for machine fluids, the mat having a self supporting perimeter wall upstanding from a base layer, the base layer comprising a layer of an oil permeable hydrophobic material and the wall comprising a layer of water permeable oleophilic material, whereby oily fluid falling on the mat passes through the base layer and water falling on the mat escapes through the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: MANVERS ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin Ibbotson
  • Patent number: 8192818
    Abstract: A longitudinal sandwich element including a core of binder fixed mineral wool lamellae assembled in a side by side relationship extending in the longitudinal direction of the sandwich element, the core having two major surfaces substantially parallel to each other, and two end surfaces substantially perpendicular to the major surfaces and parallel to each other and two side surfaces interconnecting the major surfaces and the end surfaces, where the mineral wool fibers are mainly perpendicular to the major surfaces, and at least one sheet is attached to at least one of the major sides of the core, and at least one of the two side surfaces is provided by one or more side lamellae, and where at least one of the side surfaces has been formed as a cut section into the one or more side lamella(s), the cut section fitting into a mating cut section of one or more other side lamella(s) of an adjacent sandwich element, and where each side lamella has a varying density and the cut section is in the region with the highe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Arkadiusz Szakola, Peter Nowack
  • Publication number: 20120073693
    Abstract: An insulation panel and a method of insulating a pipeline are disclosed by the present application. In one exemplary embodiment, the insulation panel includes one or more pieces of compressible fiberglass insulation material and a coated fabric cover encasing the one or more pieces of insulation material. The coated fabric cover includes a first fastening portion disposed along a first end of the insulation panel and a second fastening portion disposed between the first end and a second end of the insulation panel. The first end of the insulation panel overlaps the second end of the insulation panel when the insulation panel is installed on a pipeline or other structure. Further, attachment of the first fastening portion to the second fastening portion secures the coated fabric cover around the pipeline or other structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Collier, Brian Patrick O'Riordan, George A. Bowne
  • Publication number: 20120040461
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite arrays and methods of forming the arrays. Composite arrays include a hydrogel-forming polymeric network and a network of electrospun fibers embedded within the polymeric network. For instance, the polymeric network can include one or more extracellular matrix proteins. The network of electrospun fibers can describe an open configuration that incorporates sufficient space between adjacent fibers to allow for cellular ingrowth between and among individual fibers. Disclosed composite arrays can be utilized as a supporting scaffold for living cells, for instance in development of bioengineered tissue constructs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Vince Z. Beachley, Xuejun Wen
  • Publication number: 20120027983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite structures and overmolded structures comprising a fibrous material, a matrix resin composition and a portion of its surface made of a surface resin composition, wherein the surface resin composition is chosen from compositions comprising one or more polyamides and one or more functionalized polyolefins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Andri E. Elia
  • Publication number: 20120015135
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for preparing a ribbon of reinforcement strands or filaments associated on each of its faces with a polymeric binder, said ribbon having a given width substantially constant over its entire length, in which the strands or filaments extend in a direction parallel to the length of the ribbon, wherein it comprises the following steps: a) adjustment of the ribbon width to the desired width thanks to a dimensioning device, b) association of the ribbon on each of its faces with a polymeric binder allowing the assurance of a homogenous cohesion of the ribbon, such that the total weight of the binder does not exceed 25% of the total weight of the obtained ribbon, as well as the ribbons obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: HEXCEL REINFORCEMENTS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Alain Bruyere, Jean-Florent Lamethe, Jacques Ducarre
  • Patent number: 8062985
    Abstract: A flexible composite multiple layer fire-resistant insulation structure has a primary facing surface and a secondary facing surface. There is at least one dimensionally stable membrane having a primary membrane surface and a secondary membrane surface. At least a portion of the secondary facing surface is attached to the primary membrane surface. There is also at least one lofted insulative layer having a primary insulative surface and a secondary insulative surface. The at least one woven fabric facing layer may be formed of various materials, including amorphous silica glass and S-glass fiberglass. Different weaving patterns may be used to weave the facing layer. The facing layer may include a fire resistive treatment, which may in turn include a phosphate containing compound, and more particularly, may include dicalcium phosphate. In certain embodiments, multiple layers of the above are provided, and the structure may be enclosed in an abrasion resisting sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P Collier, Brian P O'Riordan, Thomas P. McGuire
  • Publication number: 20110274869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame-retardant, modified hollow fiber with a silicone-free soft-touch finish feature, and also to a method for production thereof and the use thereof for fiberfill fiber products, in particular in the fiber filling of clothing, cushions, furniture, insulation, quilts, filters, upholstery (e.g., automobiles), sleeping bags, mattress covers and mattresses. In general, the hollow fibers used for these applications are those with flame-retardant, phosphorus-containing compounds. Polyester hollow fibers are used preferably as hollow fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Kay Bernhard, Jörg Dahringer, Michael Klanert
  • Publication number: 20110250331
    Abstract: A thermal food cover comprises a first layer comprising a fabric material and a second layer coupled with the first layer and comprising an insulative material. The thermal food cover further comprises a third layer coupled with the first layer, and comprising a food-grade, thermally resistant, material. In another aspect, a method for retaining thermal properties of a food item, comprises placing the food item on a surface. The method further comprises covering the food item with a thermal food cover to retain thermal properties of the food item, the food cover comprising a first layer comprising a fabric material, a second layer coupled with the first layer and comprising an insulative material, and a third layer coupled with the first layer, and comprising a food-grade, thermally resistant, material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: James D. Murray, Paul A. Crockett
  • Publication number: 20110223370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a covering which has at least one visual effect on the mentioned colored mineral layer, characterized in that it is a roofing material which has at least one carrier felt, one bitume, one colored mineral layer for covering the roofing constructions of the buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Selena Edustri Boya Kimya Sanayive Ticaret Limited Sirketi
    Inventor: Nihadi Onal
  • Patent number: 7993724
    Abstract: Insulation for high temperature applications includes glass fibers having an average diameter of between about 2.7 to about 3.8 microns. In one possible embodiment the insulation includes a polyacrylic acid binder. Such insulation has about 98 weight percent glass fibers and about 2 weight percent binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Chacko, Robert P. Collier, Edward A. Martine
  • Publication number: 20110189425
    Abstract: A mat assembly configured for use with a vehicle includes a mat holder and a mat insert. The mat insert is permeable to contaminants and is made of a spacer fabric which may be a 3D knit fabric. The mat holder is configured to entrap contaminants permeating the mat insert. The mat insert and mat holder are configured such that the mat insert can be detached from and reattached to the mat holder for cleaning. The mat insert has at least one appearance layer which may be a carpet-like material. The mat holder may include a panel, which may be hingedly attached to or detachable from the mat holder, through which entrapped contaminants may be removed. The mat holder may be integral to the vehicle, e.g., an aperture in the floor covering, a liner or an insert, or a cavity in the floor, trunk or cargo area of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel W. Booth
  • Patent number: 7972464
    Abstract: A mat member includes inorganic fibers, a first main surface, a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, an edge surface surrounding the first main surface and the second main surface, and an inorganic fiber scattering reduction unit. The inorganic fiber scattering reduction unit is provided on at least a part of the edge surface of the mat member and configured to reduce scattering of the inorganic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenzo Saiki