Pile Or Nap Type Surface Patents (Class 428/82)
  • Patent number: 10173351
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an airline carpet kit comprising a plurality of carpet components collectively forming a substantially continuous floor covering, for example, for use within an aircraft interior. Each of the plurality of carpet components comprises a tufted carpet backing having a plurality of carpet tufts extending from a back surface of the carpet backing and above a top surface of the carpet backing; and an edge strip comprising an amorphous plastic material, wherein the edge strip extends around a lateral edge of the carpet backing between a base portion embedded within a back surface of the carpet backing and an edge surface defining a perimeter edge of the carpet component. The edge surface of a first carpet component abuts an edge surface of an adjacent second carpet component to form an at least substantially continuous floor covering for an aircraft interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Mooney, David Sandiford
  • Patent number: 8859073
    Abstract: A floor mat has a cavity accommodating an insert supporting a releasable sheet member. An adhesive releasably attaches the sheet member to the insert to allow the sheet member to be removed from the mat and replaced with another sheet member. The sheet member has visual indicia providing persons with information. Signal transmitter and receiver antennas of an electronic article surveillance system are located within the floor mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Callas Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Callas
  • Patent number: 8673424
    Abstract: A snap in weatherstripping where the backing has a plurality of alternating notched out spaces along each side to facilitate ease of insertion into a channel without the need to slide the weatherstripping longitudinally into the channel. The snap in weatherstripping can be pushed into the channel with a gentle side to side or rolling motion, thus eliminating the difficulties associated with longitudinally sliding a weatherstripping into a channel. The snap in arrangement of the weatherstripping eases replacement, and also accommodates variations in tolerance between the weatherstripping and the channel, making it desirable for replacement of existing degraded weatherstripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Greenstar Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Steven Robert Abramson, James Allan Micket
  • Patent number: 8448392
    Abstract: A disk shaped modular floor tile includes three sets of a first projection, a second projection, and a third projection wherein the second and third projections of the same set are arranged oppositely to each other; and notches each formed between any adjacent first projection and second projection, any adjacent second projection and third projection, or any adjacent third projection and first projection. The first projection has a convex edge between two adjacent notches. The notch has a concave edge formed continuously with the convex edge. Each of the second projection and the third projection comprises a convex edge formed continuously with the concave edge, a first straight edge formed continuously with the convex edge, and a second straight edge formed continuously between the first straight edge and the concave edge. The second straight edge is at an obtuse angle with respect to the first straight edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jen-Tsu Kuo
  • Patent number: 8329265
    Abstract: A durable and wear resistant synthetic sports transition turf field having at least two strips with a plurality of fibrillated polypropylene strands tufted within a backing material. The strands are tufted in a wide variety of pile heights, patterns, gauges, and stitch patterns depending upon end use. The backing material consists of at least two layers of a woven material, with the bottommost one coated with a secondary coating used to contain the ends of the plurality of strands. The strips are placed onto a shock layer and coupled together using a hook and loop fastening system. The field is covered with an infill preferably consisting of resilient particles. The field is easily installed and removed and is ideal for use in indoor, multiuse sports and entertainment facilities that require a multitude of different flooring surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Astroturf, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Cook
  • Patent number: 8273440
    Abstract: An artificial patch of snow has a curved outer perimeter. A white hydrophobic pile is affixed to the base layer to form a white turf surface with structures projecting from a plane of the back side of the base layer. The white turf, from a distance, gives the appearance of snow. To secure the pad to a roof, the base layer has areas that are free of pile about the perimeter of the base layer. The pad may include lights, a microcontroller, a music generator, a music jack, and an electrical port. A method for simulating patches of snow on a sloped roof includes placing a first pad on a sloped portion of a roof, such that the white turf surface of the first pad is visible from ground level. The pad is secured to the roof. Other pads may also be placed and secured on the roof at a spaced distance from the first pad, such that the white turf surface of the other pads is visible from ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventor: Steven C. Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8048506
    Abstract: A carpet in the form of a substrate formed with a beveled leading edge and including means to form the beveled edge at the point of use and to securely lock adjacent pieces together along an adjacent side edge in a manner which permits the accommodation of different sized and configured areas and assembling and disassembling of the carpet pad to be readily accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald Wise
  • Patent number: 7998550
    Abstract: On-site binding for carpets and the like wherein a covered welting material is provided with a strip with adhesive on both sides. One side is covered with peel-off wax paper which is removed to adhere the welting material flush against the edge of the carpet's pile. The adhesive underside of the paper has an extension of the welting material adhered thereto. A thermal plastic glue is applied between the carpet pile and welting material whereby the welting material binding is secured the carpet by the underlying strip (with adhesive on both sides) and the thermal plastic bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Bond Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben E. Boatwright, Kelly Huddleston
  • Patent number: 7932465
    Abstract: A photoelectric electrode capable of absorbing light energy is provided. The photoelectric electrode at least includes a conductive substrate, one or more semiconductor particle-containing film with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) skeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hsuan-Fu Wang, Bing-Joe Hwang
  • Patent number: 7329324
    Abstract: On-site binding for carpets and the like wherein a covered welting material is provided with a strip with adhesive on both sides. One side is covered with peel-off wax paper which is removed to adhere the welting material flush against the edge of the carpet's pile. The adhesive underside of the paper has an extension of the welting material adhered thereto. A thermal plastic glue is applied between the carpet pile and welting material whereby the welting material binding is secured the carpet by the underlying strip (with adhesive on both sides) and the thermalplastic bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventors: Ben E. Boatwright, Kelly Huddleston
  • Patent number: 7182989
    Abstract: A flooring system for use in a residential environment. The flooring system includes a subfloor adapted to support the mass of a user and modular surface covering elements for disposition in edge to edge covering arrangement across at least a portion of the subfloor. The modular surface covering elements include a pile fabric face with an arrangement of yarns projecting outwardly defining a pile layer for contact by a user. At least one layer of cushioning material is disposed in contacting relation at a position below the pile fabric face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Kenneth B Higgins, N. David Sellman, Jr., William Tippett
  • Patent number: 7125595
    Abstract: A multi-component floor mat that, in one embodiment, is comprised of a first base or frame portion, intended to be positioned on the floor, that is dimensioned to accommodate a second flexible textile mat or rug portion that is releasably held in place on or in said base or frame portion by a plurality of magnets associated with one or both portions, thereby allowing for the easy removal or replacement of the textile portion of the mat and the economical laundering of same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Seiin Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6969691
    Abstract: A doctor blade for removing water from a mating member, such as a grooved elastic belt in the press part of a papermaking machine, comprises a resin-impregnated fibrous laminate, in which at least a part of the warp of a base material in the laminate, which comes into contact with the mating member, is brush-shaped, so that the warp enters the insides of the grooves to remove water therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Ichikawa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Takeuchi, Hirofumi Ishii
  • Publication number: 20040258870
    Abstract: A re-configurable floor covering and method of assembly that includes modular units that may be easily assembled in a variety of designs and that may be easily disassembled. This modular design provides flexibility in use and maintenance, as well as in removal and re-use. The modular units may be assembled so that adjacent units are linked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: David D. Oakey, Keith N. Gray, Graham A. H. Scott, John Bradford
  • Patent number: 6797353
    Abstract: This application discloses a relatively thin flexible anchor sheet for installation under carpets or other decorative coverings and a covering module composed of a pre-attached decorative covering and anchor sheet which can be assembled by overlapping hook and loop attachment to an additional covering module to create a complete floor covering of carpet, tile, stone or other material and without attachment to a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Tac-Fast Georgia, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Pacione
  • Patent number: 6709728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific methods of producing cleated rubber-backed floor mats (such as dust control or rubber mats) through the utilization of the combination of a perforated coated woven fabric article and a cushioned platen liner between the article and the metal platen of an in-line dust control mat manufacturing machine. Such a procedure permits a more efficient manner of producing cleated anti-creep dust control mats than previously followed. The produced mat as well as the woven fabric article/cushioned platen liner combination are also encompassed within this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Kerr, Amy B. Streeton
  • Publication number: 20040022991
    Abstract: A flooring system for use in a residential environment. The flooring system includes a subfloor adapted to support the mass of a user and modular surface covering elements for disposition in edge to edge covering arrangement across at least a portion of the subfloor. The modular surface covering elements include a pile fabric face with an arrangement of yarns projecting outwardly defining a pile layer for contact by a user. At least one layer of cushioning material is disposed in contacting relation at a position below the pile fabric face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Higgins, N. David Sellman, William Tippett
  • Publication number: 20030203152
    Abstract: A flooring system for use in a residential environment. The flooring system includes a subfloor adapted to support the mass of a user and modular surface covering elements for disposition in edge to edge covering arrangement across at least a portion of the subfloor. The modular surface covering elements include a pile fabric face with an arrangement of yarns projecting outwardly defining a pile layer for contact by a user. At least one layer of cushioning material is disposed in contacting relation at a position below the pile fabric face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Higgins, N. David Sellman, William Tippett
  • Publication number: 20030157315
    Abstract: Insulating flame-resistant woven fabrics have been discovered which have a nap on the back side of the fabric to provide extra comfort and heat resistance without reduction in wear life or increased pilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: James R. Green
  • Publication number: 20030143367
    Abstract: A protective and/or decorative mat, in particular for equipping a motor vehicle, and a method for making such a mat. The mat includes a multilayer structure having an upper surface, in particular, covered with a textile coating, and a lower surface, designed to be placed in contact with the mat laying plane. The invention is characterized in that the lower surface includes a layer of material having a high friction coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Thierry Room
  • Publication number: 20030029110
    Abstract: This application discloses a relatively thin flexible anchor sheet for installation under carpets or other decorative coverings and a covering module composed of a pre-attached decorative covering and anchor sheet which can be assembled by overlapping hook and loop attachment to an additional covering module to create a complete floor covering of carpet, tile, stone or other material and without substantial attachment to a floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph R. Pacione
  • Patent number: 6460303
    Abstract: This application discloses an anchor sheet and method of installation comprising a laminate with an upper layer of relatively thin, flexible rigid sheet material having on its upper layer a plurality of hooks and a bottom layer of a relatively resilient cushioning material attached to the upper layer, the laminate having sufficient rigidity, thickness, and mass that when combined with an overlying decorative covering, it is stable against buckling. The bottom layer is dimensioned such that there is an overlap area of lower layer along two adjacent edges of the lower layer for detachable attachment of an overlapping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Tac-Fast Georgia L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Pacione
  • Publication number: 20020119280
    Abstract: Cushion backed carpet tiles and carpet tile installations which can be installed without adhesives are described. The carpet tiles are manufactured according to rigid specifications in order that no corner of any of the individual tiles is {fraction (1/16)}″ or greater off the floor due to curl, and no corner on the tile has cup of greater than {fraction (3/16)}″. In this way, a substantially to entirely adhesive-free carpet tile installation can be achieved, with the installation being capable of withstanding the rigors of a variety of typical types of wear, such as rolling traffic, etc., without shifting or snowplowing over adjacent tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Higgins
  • Publication number: 20020094408
    Abstract: A tiling tatami panel suitable for tiling comprises a base member easy to cut and a facing on the base member, and preferably has a 300 to 750 mm square size in its plan view. The facing is made of natural or synthetic-resin rushes of wooden fibers. The base material is composed of an upper layer of composite foam of calcium carbonate and polyethylene or polyolefin, or felt, and stacked on a main layer of natural or synthetic rubber. The tiling tatami panel has chamfered borders, and peripheral surfaces of the tiling tatami panel including the chamfered borders are covered with a protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Shigeru Komoriya
  • Publication number: 20020068144
    Abstract: The towel has differential surfaces such that the user may selectively use each for a particular purpose without later confusing for what each surface was used. The towel may be constructed of one or more layers of material with each exposed surface having a different color. In the instance of use of more than one layer the exposed layers may be constructed of different materials. An example is a towel for use in sports activities wherein one layer is suitable for drying and the opposite layer is suitable for placing on a chair or bench for protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventor: Robert E. McCumber
  • Patent number: 6365258
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method of floor laying and underlay and surface material for this. According to the invention a coating of fiber flock on the underlay as well as on the underside of the floor surface material is utilized. Hereby is achieved partly that the need of glueing of floor material is eliminated and partly to provide a floor underlay that gives smoothing out, noise suppression and insulation as well as a fixing underlay for various floor materials so that these can be laid in larger or smaller portions and remain on site but simply can be adjusted when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Flooron Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Kjell K. Alm
  • Patent number: 6335075
    Abstract: A carpet carrying a deodorant that is resistant to washing and wear and thus capable of maintaining its deodorizing function for a long time without impairing the drape and tint of the carpet. The carpet has a backing layer and a fiber layer formed on one side of the backing layer. A deodorant is carried partially on the backing layer and partially on the fiber layer with the weight ratio of the deodorant carried on the fiber layer to the deodorant carried on the backing being 50:50 to 5:95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaro Seto, Shuichi Gennaka
  • Patent number: 6332293
    Abstract: A launderable dust control mat having antimicrobial properties is provided. The mat includes a pile fiber upper surface and a rubber backing surface. Metal based antimicrobial agent, are disposed within both the fiber forming the upper surface and the rubber forming the backing surface thereby providing antimicrobial character to the mat as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Robert C. Kerr, James N. Rockwell
  • Patent number: 6312803
    Abstract: A combination door stopper and mat is made with natural fibre twisted into fiber rods, and with pads and binding wire. The components are tied with binding wire to take the shape of a turtle having a shell and a belly, legs, head, tail and anti-skid pads or any other animal or inanimate object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Rileys Limited
    Inventor: Hilarian Chrishan Salinda Mendis
  • Patent number: 6306477
    Abstract: This application discloses a relatively thin flexible anchor sheet for installation under carpets or other decorative coverings and a covering module composed of a pre-attached decorative covering and anchor sheet which can be assembled by overlapping hook and loop attachment to an additional covering module to create a complete floor covering of carpet, tile, stone or other material and without attachment to a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Tac-Fast Georgia, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Pacione
  • Patent number: 6258202
    Abstract: An entrance mat has a polypropylene greige fiber pad with a trimmed outer peripheral edge and a backing of non-skid plastic material. The backing has longitudinal treads having high friction and tacky properties which prevent creep and folding of the pad on a floor. An edge has a non-skid web secured with an adhesive to the backing and a lip extended over the adhesively secured to the trimmed outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Michael T. Callas
  • Patent number: 6159576
    Abstract: This invention relates to a floor mat primarily for use in an outdoor environment wherein the mat includes a tufted carpet solely comprised of nylon monofilament fibers. Furthermore, this mat comprises a foam rubber backing which possesses a high level of ozone resistance and simultaneously will not appreciably stain a handler's skin or a floor's surface with carbon particles. The utilization of all monofilament nylon fibers provides for the extreme effective removal of moisture, dirt, and debris from the footwear of pedestrians and also permits easy cleaning and effective drying of the overall article. The utilization of a foam rubber backing also allows for heavy duty industrial-scale laundering in such standard washing machines without appreciably damaging either the washing machines or inventive floor mats themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: James N. Rockwell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6093469
    Abstract: An entrance mat has a polypropylene greige fiber pad with a trimmed outer peripheral edge and a backing of non-skid plastic material. The backing has longitudinal treads having high friction and tacky properties which prevent creep and folding of the pad on a floor. An edge has a non-skid web secured with an adhesive to the backing and a lip extended over the adhesively secured to the trimmed outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Inventor: Michael T. Callas
  • Patent number: 5932317
    Abstract: A method to produce a dust control mat with stronger longitudinal borders by co-calendering the rubber backing thereof with narrow strips of carboxylated nitrile rubber prior to formation of the dust control into a unitary product for use as a dust control mop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Robert Charles Kerr
  • Patent number: 5928446
    Abstract: A process for the application of tear resistant side and edge strip materials to a rubber base sheet of a launderable dust control mat is provided. The process involves the in-line mating of first and second strips of carboxylated rubber to the longitudinal borders of a rubber sheet and the in-line mating of third and fourth strips of carboxylated rubber to the leading and tailing edges of a rubber sheet, respectively, all by means of a series of pressure rolls. The process permits separate rubber sheet and side strip materials to be joined in a continuous or semicontinuous operation immediately prior to assembly of a mat thereby enhancing material handling efficiencies. Dust mats produced thereby are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventors: James N. Rockwell, Jr., William O. Burke, III, Robert C. Kerr
  • Patent number: 5902661
    Abstract: A sports towel with diverse abrasive surfaces, multiple means for connection to a target element, interior polishing pockets and exterior accessory pockets. A first embodiment includes a piece of material having a first, pile-like textured surface and a second, felt-like textured surface. A second embodiment provides a second piece of material mounted on the first piece of material along the peripheral edges thereof, defining a pocket. A third embodiment provides a third piece of material mounted on the assembly of the first and second pieces of material, along only a portion of the periphery of the third piece of material, defining a pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1999
    Inventor: David M. Oster
  • Patent number: 5885683
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electrical component having at least one end for making electrical contact with another component, including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers in a matrix to provide a plurality of electrical point contacts at the at least one end of the electrical component, wherein the matrix is prepared from a composition composed of methyl methacrylate monomer and a trimer of hydroxyethyl methacrylate, diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and hydroxyethyl methacrylate, wherein the electrical component has a laser processed region at least substantially free of the matrix, wherein there is minimal residue generated by the laser processing in removing the matrix from the laser processed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph A. Swift
  • Patent number: 5834086
    Abstract: A process for the application of tear resistant edge strip material to a rubber base sheet of a launderable dust control mat is provided. The process involves the in-line mating of first and second strips of carboxilated rubber to the longitudinal borders of a rubber sheet by means of a series of pressure rolls. The process permits separate rubber sheet and side strip materials to be joined in a continuous or semi-continuous operation immediately prior to assembly of a mat thereby enhancing material handling efficiencies. An apparatus for carrying out the invention is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1998
    Assignee: Milliken Research Corporation
    Inventors: William O. Burke, III, Robert C. Kerr
  • Patent number: 5698288
    Abstract: A protective covering for a swim platform located on a boat is provided. The protective covering may be detachably attached over the top of a swim platform, such as those platforms which are located about the rear of boats or other marine craft. Use of the protective covering will prevent waterfowl or other animals from defecating, loitering or nesting on the swim platform. The covering includes a generally rectangular portion located intermediate a right wing portion and a left wing portion. A plurality of apertures designed to secure the covering to the swim platform are provided on the rectangular portion, right wing portion and left wing portion. Both the right wing and the left wing fold forming a right sidewall and a left sidewall. The sidewalls and rectangular portion form a hollow, generally triangular structure which is placed atop and resides in the area immediately atop the swim platform. The covering is securely attached to the swim platform by any of a variety of attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Inventor: Jeff Barnes
  • Patent number: 5629071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a beach towel which can be converted into a bag for carrying various accessories. The towel is formed by an elongated sheet, to an upper central part of which a pillow assembly is secured. A pocket is formed between the flexible sheet and the pillow assembly to retain a folded towel after the pocket has been turned inside out. Secured between the elongated sheet and the pillow assembly are a pair of handles which become exposed on the outside after the pocket has been turned inside out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Big E-Z Investments
    Inventor: Yair Feldman
  • Patent number: 5441789
    Abstract: A attachable type beach towel and chair cover combination for being attached to virtually all types of outdoor seating apparatus, comprising: a elongated substantially rectangularly shaped main body portion of textile fabric beach towel (10) having a pair of side edges and a pair of ends. At the ends are four attaching straps (12) permanently attached at end portions and spaced inwardly from the side edges and four corresponding attaching tabs (14) permanently attached to main body of the beach towel (10) spaced inwardly from the side edges and end portions. The attaching straps (12) and the attaching tabs (14) will be of the hook and loop type fastening system. Two attaching straps (12) and two corresponding attaching tabs (14) will be on opposite sides of the central axis parallel to the side edges and to the central axis parallel to the ends of the beach towel (10), thus making the location of each attaching strap (12) and its corresponding attaching tab (14) generally symmetrical to the others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Inventor: Gary A. Walker
  • Patent number: 5427834
    Abstract: A textile product in the form of a light versatile blanket that is warm and waterproof is disclosed. The blanket comprises a waterproof nylon layer and a soft, smooth acrylic lining layer securably attached to the waterproof layer. The outer surface of the nylon layer is coated with urethane. The waterproof layer and the lining layer are attached by a binding element stitched along the perimeters of the two layers. The blanket may be packaged in a clear or semi-transparent vinyl case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: IDM Enterprises
    Inventor: Robert O. Sodetz
  • Patent number: 5407723
    Abstract: A combination towel and cover for a golf club bag. The device is a flat, foldable material having a water repellant side and a water absorbing towel side. Fastening members are positioned along selected peripheral edges of the device to hold it in a folded configuration. When fully folded, it is attachable by a clamp to a golf club bag. When unfolded, it is attachable by snapping the fastening members onto the snaps built into golf club bags such that its towel side is exposed for use. When so disposed, it may be flipped over the clubs to protect them during inclement weather, but the golfer may still reach under the device to use its towel side even when it has been flipped over. Preselected edges of the towel part of the device are unattached to the water repellant side to facilitate placing hands to be dried on opposite sides of the towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Inventor: James J. Curtin
  • Patent number: 5389421
    Abstract: A Wilton-type carpet and methods of making integral fringes on it, of affixing a decorative border around the periphery of the carpet and of inlaying decorative strands within the design of the carpet. The method creates integral fringes by the one way looming of the face yarns and by the severance of two transverse backing strands. The backing is undone while simultaneously releasing face yarns to act as the fringes. The method also provides a shelf at the fringe/carpet face interface allowing for a decorative trim to be affixed thereto. Another aspect of the method entails the complete removal of face yarns at both left and right sides to result in a shelf along the left and right sides to which decorative trim can be affixed. The face yarns within the carpet face can be removed in both the longitudinal and transverse directions to inlay decorative yarn therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Inventor: Philip Pearlman
  • Patent number: 5362544
    Abstract: The floor mat of the present invention is a pliable multilayer structure having an upper face layer and a base layer. The base layer has a main body section bordered by an edge section. Preferably, the main body section is relatively thin and the edge section is relatively thick. A surface of the base layer is adapted to confront flooring overlaid by the mat. The edge section has a channel extending longitudinally thereof, and preferably opening from the bottom surface of the edge section. A portion of the main body section can have a channel molded therein such that a portion of the main body section is disposed above the remainder of the main body section to provide a decorative and aesthetically pleasing design in the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: The Akro Corporation
    Inventor: Harold Reuben
  • Patent number: 5254407
    Abstract: A reinforced composite backing tape for securing adjoining straight edges of textile sheets, and particularly, but not exclusive, for interconnecting abutting edges of carpet pieces. The backing tape comprises an elongated reinforced backing sheet having opposed elongated parallel edges. A plurality of spaced apart, transversely disposed, rigid stabilizing bars are immovably retained over a top surface of the backing sheet. The bars are formed from a material capable of providing resistance to bending forces to provide resistance against the tape folding along an elongated seam defined along the abutting edges of the carpet pieces connected thereto to prevent carpet peaking along the abutting edges. A thermo-meltable adhesive material is disposed over the top surface of the tape and the bars to adhesively secure the tape to edge surface portions of backing material of the carpet pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1993
    Assignee: Modern Carpet Tools Ltd.
    Inventors: Fernand Sergerie, Robert Sergerie, Luc Sergerie
  • Patent number: 5192599
    Abstract: A structure for fixing a carpet on a vehicular floor panel includes an elongate retainer for retaining the carpet on the floor panel, and a covering member for covering a front end portion of the carpet and a front end portion of the retainer. The retainer is detachably fixed to the floor panel and located below the carpet to be concealed by the carpet. The front end portion of the carpet and the front end portion of the retainer are sewn together with the covering member, such that the carpet is secured at its front end portion thereof to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 5154961
    Abstract: The automobile floor mat of the present invention is a pliable multilayer structure having an upper face layer and a base layer. The base layer has a main body section bordered by an edge section. Preferably, the main body section is relatively thin and the edge section is relatively thick. A surface of the base layer is adapted to confront automobile flooring overlaid by the mat. The edge section has a channel extending longitudinally thereof, and preferably opening from the bottom surface of the edge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: The Akro Corporation
    Inventor: Harold Reuben
  • Patent number: 5147703
    Abstract: A golf towel set is adapted for attachment to a golf bag or other article. The golf towel has a main towel and an accessory towel. The accessory towel is releasably attached to the main towel. A fastener can attach the main towel to the golf bag or other article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventors: Jack Provost, Kenneth Martin
  • Patent number: RE36677
    Abstract: The floor mat of the present process is a pliable multilayer structure having an upper face layer and a base layer. The base layer has a main body section bordered by an edge section. Preferably, the main body section is relatively thin and the edge section is relatively thick. A surface of the base layer is adapted to confront flooring overlaid by the mat. The edge section has a channel extending longitudinally thereof, and preferably opening from the bottom surface of the edge section. A portion of the main body section can have a channel molded therein such that a portion of the main body section is disposed above the remainder of the main body section to provide a decorative and aesthetically pleasing design in the main body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Collins & Aikman Accessory Mats, Inc.
    Inventor: Harold Reuben