Flock Surface Patents (Class 428/90)
  • Patent number: 10861917
    Abstract: A flexible device is manufactured at low temperatures. A second substrate is bonded to a first substrate by a first adhesive layer. A first insulating layer, a transistor, and a second insulating layer are formed over the second substrate. Then, the first substrate and the second substrate are separated from each other while being heated at a first temperature. The heat resistant temperatures of the first substrate, the second substrate, and the first adhesive layer are a second temperature, a third temperature, and a fourth temperature, respectively. Each of the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer, and the transistor is formed at a temperature higher than or equal to room temperature and lower than the fourth temperature. The third temperature is higher than the fourth temperature and lower than the second temperature. The first temperature is higher than the fourth temperature and lower than the third temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hiroki Adachi, Satoru Idojiri, Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 10519349
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for manufacturing an adhesive tape. An example method includes: providing a plurality of adhesive webs, wherein each web includes a hot melt adhesive adhered to a backing material; providing a fabric web having a fabric material; guiding a first adhesive web from the plurality of adhesive webs into a first position proximate a first side of the fabric web; guiding a second adhesive web from the plurality of adhesive webs into a second position proximate a second side of the fabric web; applying heat and pressure to form a web of the baffle tape in which the first adhesive web is bonded to the first side of the fabric web and the second adhesive web is bonded to the second side of the fabric web; and rewinding the web of the baffle tape into a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BEMIS ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Man Fai Lo, Stephen Topper, Jared Ide, Daryl Johnson
  • Patent number: 10390637
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a thermally insulating stretchable down feather sheet is described. The core of the sheet is comprised of down mixed with a binder mixture which exhibits elastic properties. The binder mixture consists of heat fusible stretchable glue particles and heat fusible elastomeric binding strands in dry form. The core is sandwiched between a bottom and a top stretchable elastomeric sheet having multi-directional stretchability. The core of down and the binder as well as the elastomeric sheet are bound together by heat treatment to provide a down insulating sheet which is stretchable in all directions without fractioning the sheet and which is capable of recovering substantially its original relaxed form after stretching or deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Ronle Reuben
  • Patent number: 9867463
    Abstract: A stabilizing mat includes a first surface configured to inhibit movement of items placed thereon. The first surface includes a plurality of first parallelogram areas and a plurality of depressions. Each of the first parallelogram areas includes one of the depressions at a center of the first parallelogram area. Each of the first parallelogram areas further includes four first parallelogram corners and four first parallelogram sides. Each of the first parallelogram corners of the first parallelogram areas includes a protruding peak. Each of the protruding peaks is separated from an adjacent one of the protruding peaks by a concavity. Each of the concavities defines one of the depressions. The mat also includes a second surface including a plurality of substantially flat areas configured to rest on a flat foundation to provide support to the items placed on the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb Gossens, Nicolas Saeger
  • Patent number: 9716238
    Abstract: Provided are an organic EL device which is practically satisfactory in terms of a light-emitting characteristic, a driving voltage, and durability, and a compound for organic EL devices to be used in the device. The organic EL device is an organic EL device produced by laminating, on a substrate, an anode, a plurality of organic layers including a light-emitting layer, and a cathode, the organic EL device containing, in at least one organic layer selected from the light-emitting layer, a hole-transporting layer, an electron-transporting layer, a hole-blocking layer, and an electron-blocking layer, a boron compound having two indolocarbazolyl groups in a molecule thereof. The boron compound is represented by Y-L-B(A)a-L-Y or Y-L(Z)b-Y, where Y represents an indolocarbazolyl group, L represents an aromatic group, and Z represents a boron-containing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rumi Sannomiya, Masaki Komori, Masashi Tada, Takahiro Kai, Toshihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9504452
    Abstract: A process for realizing a device (1) for collecting and transferring samples for molecular biology, the device including at least: a support body (2) having at least a first portion (2a), and a plurality of fibers (6) attached and arranged on the first portion (2a) of the support body (2) by flocking, such as to define a flocked collecting portion (3) destined to collect, on the said collecting portion, (3) a quantity of the sample for molecular biology, the process including at least a step of pre-treating the plurality of fibers (6) with a surfactant, the step of pre-treating the plurality of fibers (6) with a surfactant being performed after application of the fibers on the support body (2) by flocking and/or before application of the fibers (6) on the body (2) by flocking and/or wherein the surfactant is added to the fiber (6) during production of the fiber (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Copan Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Triva
  • Patent number: 9504396
    Abstract: An apparel is disclosed. The apparel comprises a base layer, at least one electrode layer arranged on the base layer either directly or through at least one intermediate layer. The at least one electrode layer is made at least partly of a conductive material. The apparel further comprises a flocked fiber layer comprising conductive fiber particles arranged on the at least one electrode layer through flocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Seppo Korkala, Kaisa Lämsä
  • Patent number: 9456638
    Abstract: A breast cup for a brassiere, a brassiere, and a method of making the breast cup. The breast cup includes a molded body having an inner surface, an outer surface and an apex. A layer of flock is adhered to the molded body at a location corresponding with the apex in order to provide increased modesty for the breast cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D Abbott, Roger D Warren, Richard W Kelley, David Lackey
  • Patent number: 9419301
    Abstract: An electrolyte membrane for solid polymer fuel cell includes a reinforce membrane made of nonwoven fibers and an electrolyte provided in a space among the nonwoven fibers. The nonwoven fibers have a non-uniform mass distribution in a plane of the electrolyte membrane. A mass of the nonwoven fibers per unit area in a region corresponding to at least part of a peripheral portion of a fuel cell-use gasket frame is greater than a mass of the nonwoven fibers per unit area in a region corresponding to a center portion of the gasket frame. The electrolyte membrane for solid polymer fuel cell is attached to the fuel cell-use gasket frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Mori, Shinya Kikuzumi, Tsutomu Kawashima, Yasuhiro Ueyama, Kazunori Kubota
  • Patent number: 9364579
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising a hydrophilic polymer, a hydrophobic polymer, and a silver ion, wherein the silver ion associates with at least one hydrophilic or hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the composition does not comprise an effective amount of a chlorite ion. Also disclosed are methods of making a photo-stable silver ion containing wound dressing and methods of reducing or preventing infection of a wound by using the compositions and wound dressings of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Stephen T. Wellinghoff
  • Patent number: 9206546
    Abstract: A moisture-permeable waterproof fabric which has a well-balanced combination of moisture permeability and waterproofing properties and has excellent strength, in particular, tensile strength, is provided without increasing environmental burden. A synthetic-polymer solution comprising a synthetic polymer consisting mainly of a polyurethane, fine inorganic particles, and a polar organic solvent is applied to one surface of a fibrous fabric and then brought into contact with a gaseous phase in which waterdrops having an average particle diameter of 1-30 ?m have been evenly dispersed, thereby making the synthetic polymer semisolid. The fabric is then immersed in water to completely solidify the polymer and thereby obtain a moisture-permeable waterproof fabric comprising the fibrous fabric and, united to one surface thereof, a microporous film of a single-layer structure comprising the synthetic polymer consisting mainly of a polyurethane (the number of micropores having a pore diameter of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Kato, Katsumi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9200992
    Abstract: A sampling swab useful in trace analyte detection is provided. The sampling swab possesses absorption/adsorption and desorption properties suitable for use trace analyte sample collection. The sampling swab is also capable of withstanding repeated high heat treatment and mechanical stress. A method for producing a sampling swab that is substantially free of impurities and detection interferants is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SMITHS DETECTION
    Inventor: Ludmila L. Danylewych-May
  • Patent number: 9179713
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are flocked shapewear garments. The flocked shapewear garments comprise a fabric, an elastomeric coating, and flocking fibers embedded in the elastomeric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Spanx, Inc.
    Inventors: Tosha L. Hays, Sylma Colon-Otten
  • Publication number: 20150147517
    Abstract: A textile fabric (1) with elastic properties for use as upholstery material or for covering support or frame structures, for example, of seating furniture, furniture elements, ducts, automobile accessories or the like, comprising a woven, single-thread or multi-thread knitted or laid structure or composite textile material, for example, a nonwoven, as a self-supporting base material, wherein the base material has a total elongation to DIN 53360 under a tensile force of 25 N in at least one pulling direction of 0.1 to 10% and an irreversible elongation to DIN 53360 under a tensile force of 25 N in at least one pulling direction of less than 1%. According to the invention, it is provided that the base material has a pile (4) produced by flocking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: K&R Textil GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Oliver Salzmann
  • Publication number: 20150125648
    Abstract: An insert mat for motor vehicles for placing onto a sound-absorbing wall-to-wall carpet structure of the motor vehicle, having an at least three-layer structure, in which the structure has a decorative layer, which is oriented toward the interior of the vehicle in the proper position of the insert mat and is attached to a top surface of a support layer, which surface is oriented toward the interior of the vehicle in the proper position, and a gripping layer, which in the proper position of the insert mat, is attached to a bottom surface of the support layer and is embodied to achieve a hooking interaction with a wall-to-wall carpet of a vehicle, in which the entire structure is embodied to be air permeable, wherein the decorative layer is a tuft, the support layer is a nonwoven, and the gripping layer is a tuft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Hubert Röding, Wulf Thoma
  • Patent number: 9012005
    Abstract: The invention is directed generally to stretchable flocked articles and/or assemblies, more specifically stretchable flocked articles and/or assemblies having at least one elastomeric adhesive and a method for making the same. One aspect of the invention is an elastomeric textile product comprising a textile design and a self-supporting, elastomeric adhesive layer. In one preferred embodiment, the self-supporting, elastomeric adhesive layer comprises an elastomeric film position between opposing first and second adhesive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20150037529
    Abstract: Provided for example is a method of making an lined elastomeric article comprising: (I) applying to a base elastomer layer a foamed or unfoamed composite of flock fibers and aqueous elastomer, wherein (a) if the elastomer base layer polymer component is (i) not predominantly NR or (ii) not predominantly NR plus NBR, then the elastomer of the composite comprises NBR, wherein NBR and if present acrylic latex are (1) substantial in the composite or (2) predominate in the composite, and/or wherein (b) the elastomer of the composite comprises acrylic latex, NBR and, if the elastomeric base layer is not predominantly NBR, the major elastomer of the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Liong Yu Loo, Kwee Feng Hin, Kong Seng Low, Karunagaran A/L Arumugam
  • Publication number: 20150017381
    Abstract: The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as open-cell foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabric completes the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 8883284
    Abstract: Protective, multi-layered, breathable fabric constructs having dynamic or static antimicrobial compositions incorporated into adhesive components. The flexible constructs employ a fabric layer and a breathable coating layer applied to the fabric. Under certain preferred embodiments, the fabric constructs also employ an energy dissipating fiber material disposed opposite the coating layer. Also, the present invention teaches a method of protecting a valuable or sensitive object from damage caused by corrosion, weather, biomass, or other environmental related conditions using the fabric material. The fabric constructs may be post-formed using heat or other methods to create shaped-to-form covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Transhield Technology AS
    Inventors: Gregory L. Todt, Seckin Ozol, Rajesh Hemendra Shah
  • Patent number: 8828487
    Abstract: This invention relates to protective, multi-layered, breathable fabric constructs. The constructs which are flexible employ a fabric layer and a breathable coating layer applied to the fabric. Under certain preferred embodiments, the fabric constructs also employ an energy dissipating fiber material disposed opposite the coating layer. Also, the present invention teaches a method of protecting a valuable or sensitive object from damage caused by corrosion, weather, bio mass, or other environmental related conditions using the fabric material. The fabric constructs may be post-formed using heat or other methods to create shaped-to-form covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Transhield Technology AS
    Inventors: Gregory L. Todt, Seckin Ozol, Rajesh Hemendra Shah
  • Publication number: 20140178627
    Abstract: The waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner for alpine, snowboard and hiking includes an inner liner selected from technically advanced fabrics which are carefully selected. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material and insulated nonwoven layers, breathable membranes, a supportive mesh included in a moldable foam, or moldable a spacer material and an outer shell fabric. The applicability of the liner to alpine boots, snowboard boots, cross country boots, hiking boots, protective gear, helmets, bouldering shoes, paddling apparel and gear along with appropriate variations for each application are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: . BAYCHAR
  • Patent number: 8709573
    Abstract: A latex glove article with a fibrous coating bonded to the skin-contacting surface. Long length soft moisture absorbing fibers are attached to latex layer of a glove with a thin layer of polymeric latex adhesive forming a fibrous lining. The long length fibers extend or project from the polymeric latex adhesive coating. The fibers penetrate the polymeric latex adhesive layer at one end or both end of the fiber to a depth of about 60% to about 100% of the adhesive thickness, leaving a substantial portion of the fiber available for soft contact with skin and sweat absorption. Due to the substantial thickness of the fibrous lining, which is between about 4 and about 100 times the thickness of the thin layer of polymeric latex adhesive, an air gap is created between skin and the impervious latex layer establishing continual evaporation of absorbed sweat and evaporative cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventors: Noorman Bin Abu Hassan, David M. Lucas, Nuzaimah Binti Mustafa
  • Publication number: 20140113095
    Abstract: The utility model relates to the technical field of wires, in particular to an elastic rope. The elastic rope comprises an elastic body, and a flocked layer is attached to the outer surface of the body; and the body can be a naked elastic rubber rope or silica gel rope, also can be a complex formed by compounding chemical fiber threads or woven belts on the periphery of the naked elastic rubber rope or silica gel rope, and also can be a spring wire, a curved wire, a curl cord, or a telephone line and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Song Xu
  • Publication number: 20140065345
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a floor mat comprising a plurality of interconnected profiles (1) placed side by side to form the surface of the mat, each profile comprising one or more brushes (30) or tufts (9) inserted in the top surface of the profile, wherein each 10 profile comprises an elongate cavity (4) extending in the longitudinal direction of the profile, said cavity (4) being open towards the underside of the profile, said cavity comprising one or more capillary channels (5) oriented in said longitudinal direction, said channel(s) 15 (5) being in contact with said brushes (30) or tufts (9). The invention is equally related to a profile usable in a floor mat according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Verimpex NV
    Inventor: Marc D'Hont
  • Publication number: 20140041285
    Abstract: An open mesh insect control material is described which includes an insect contact surface, an internal surface, apertures communicating both surfaces and a plurality of filamentous projections protruding from the insect contact surface the projections at least partly occlude the apertures. The structure is suitable for use in pest control especially as a mosquito net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: INSECTSHIELD LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen John Russell, John Bruce Alexander
  • Publication number: 20140037890
    Abstract: A coating composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of submicron natural ground calcium carbonate particles contained in a liquid binder, wherein the resultant coating may constitute either a clear coat or a glossing and opacifying coating, depending upon the presence of certain additives such as a mineral pigment (e.g., TiO2). The composition is characterised in that comprises, in the case of a clear coating, at least one ground natural calcium carbonate having a median diameter of between 0.05 and 0.15 ?m, while in the case of a glossing and opacifying coating, at least one ground natural calcium carbonate having a median diameter of between 0.05 and 0.3 ?m and at least one pigment having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph McJunkins, Charles Freeman
  • Publication number: 20130330502
    Abstract: A panel for absorbing mechanical impact energy includes a substrate and a multiplicity of fibers attached, by one of their ends, to the substrate with their other ends extending away from the substrate. The panel may include a thin, porous covering layer that overlies the free ends of the fibers. The porosity of the cover and the fiber density of the fibers may allow for breathability of the panel. The panels may be flexible and may be used in body protection devices such as helmets, body armor as well as in other environments. Panels may be configured in a variety of energy absorbing arrangements for differing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Armand F. Lewis, Yong K. Kim
  • Publication number: 20130302556
    Abstract: A carpet, such as a carpet tile, comprises a support material with yarns tufted therein. The support material comprises a first layer of a non-woven material, provided with a reinforcement, such as a second layer of a scrim adhered to the first layer. The yarns are thermally fused at one side of the tufted support material. One or more backing materials are applied to said one side of the tufted support material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INTERFACE EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Govardus Johannes Vogel, Hendrik Jacobus Van De Bovenkamp
  • Publication number: 20130273300
    Abstract: The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as open-cell foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabric completes the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: BAYCHAR
  • Publication number: 20130240117
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a textile product includes the steps of providing an intermediate product formed by a backing having a front surface and a back surface, and yarns applied into the backing, the yarns extending from the front surface of the backing material, feeding the intermediate product along a body having a heated surface, the back surface being pressed against the heated surface, to at least partly melt the yarns present in the intermediate product to form the textile product, wherein the part of the back surface that is pressed against the heated surface has a relative speed with respect to the heated surface, and a device enabling applications of this method and to a floor covering incorporating such a textile product connected to a dimensionally stable carrier sheet using thermo reversible covalent interactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: NIAGA BV
    Inventors: Christiaan Mathias Hubertus Gerard Reutelingsperger, Norbert Van Der Nap
  • Publication number: 20130230681
    Abstract: A carpet tile having a contrast pattern intermixed with a portion of a background pattern. The contrast pattern is positioned proximate a selected side edge of the carpet tile and has a contrast color different than the colors of the background pattern. Within a floor covering, the rotational position of the carpet tile can be varied to thereby achieve a desired visual appearance with respect to the contrast patterns of adjacent carpet tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: REESIE DUNCAN, Shannon Crump Cochran
  • Patent number: 8475905
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an unstitched design having the appearance of being stitched or embroidered. A stitched design is digitally imaged, and the digital image used to control dye sublimation printing of a representation of the image onto a desired surface. In one configuration, the surface is a woven textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: High Voltage Graphics, Inc
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20130118678
    Abstract: A template material for use in attaching items, such as rhinestones and the like, to a base material, including the material of an article of clothing or an accessory item such as a hat, belt or purse. The template material comprises a flock material and a backing material, such as vinyl. A back surface of the flock is joined to the front surface of the vinyl to define a flock top surface and sticky bottom surface of the template material. A method of manufacturing the template material uses heat to join the flock to the vinyl. A method of utilizing the template material comprises cutting holes in the template material in a pattern, filling each hole with an item, removing the items from the template with a plastic sheet, placing the plastic sheet on a base material and applying heat to the items to attach them to the base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Geers
  • Publication number: 20130115408
    Abstract: A process for forming a flocked article is provided that includes the steps of: (a) cutting a pre-formed or solid adhesive film into a desired shape; (b) removing a first portion of the cut pre-formed adhesive film from a second portion of the cut pre-formed adhesive film; and (c) heating and applying pressure to the cut pre-formed adhesive film to adhere the film to flock to form a flocked article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: HIGH VOLTAGE GRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20130052527
    Abstract: A power storage device in which silicon is used as a negative electrode active material layer and which can have an improved performance such as higher discharge capacity, and a method for manufacturing the power storage device are provided. A power storage device includes a current collector and a silicon layer having a function as an active material layer over the current collector. The silicon layer includes a thin film portion in contact with the current collector, a plurality of bases, and a plurality of whisker-like protrusions extending from the plurality of bases. A protrusion extending from one of the plurality of bases is partly combined with a protrusion extending from another one of the plurality of bases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Takeuchi, Minoru Takahashi, Takeshi Osada, Teppei Oguni, Kazuki Tanemura
  • Publication number: 20130040094
    Abstract: A silicon structure of the present invention is provided with a silicon substrate (1) to become a base, and a plurality of fibrous projections (2) made of silicon dioxide and directly joined to a silicon-made surface (1a) of the silicon substrate (1). By arbitrarily constructing an area where these fibrous projections (2) are formed in a predetermined area, it is possible to render the area to have at least either hydrophilicity or water retentivity, so as to provide a silicon structure useful for a variety of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: PANASONIC CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8323764
    Abstract: The invention provides methods for producing flexible, stretchable, and/or elastic products comprised principally of material such as natural elastomers and other synthetic polymers. The method for producing stretchable products by spraying product material over a workpiece former, and method for creating perforated products by spraying product material over fibers in an upright position. The invention provides methods for making double sided fiber coating of the product and, or to at least coating the product surface on the side facing the wall without the need for removing the product from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tamicare Ltd.
    Inventor: Ehud Giloh
  • Publication number: 20120263910
    Abstract: The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabrics complete the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: BAYCHAR
  • Publication number: 20120189801
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite concrete article comprising affixing at least one layer of textile to a base layer and incorporating the base layer into a body of wet uncured concrete such that the base layer becomes embedded in the concrete, whereby at least a portion of the at least one textile layer defines at least a portion of a surface of the cured concrete article with the base layer embedded within the concrete to anchor the textile layer to the concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
    Inventors: Patricia Clare Belford, Ruth Ellen Morrow
  • Patent number: 8216650
    Abstract: A protective and decorative ornament that remains substantially in place on a vehicle's outer surface under substantially all vehicle operating conditions. The ornament includes a top decorative layer, upper and lower foam layers beneath the top layer, fastening members that extend outward from at least two edges thereof, a weighted element between the upper and lower foam layers and proximate an edge that does not include a fastening member, a substantially rigid element beneath the lower foam layer, and a substantially smooth bottom layer coupled to contact the vehicle's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph S. Douglas
  • Publication number: 20120171409
    Abstract: Protective, multi-layered, breathable fabric constructs having dynamic or static antimicrobial compositions incorporated into adhesive components. The flexible constructs employ a fabric layer and a breathable coating layer applied to the fabric. Under certain preferred embodiments, the fabric constructs also employ an energy dissipating fiber material disposed opposite the coating layer. Also, the present invention teaches a method of protecting a valuable or sensitive object from damage caused by corrosion, weather, biomass, or other environmental related conditions using the fabric material. The fabric constructs may be post-formed using heat or other methods to create shaped-to-form covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory L. TODT, Seckin OZOL, Rajesh Hemendra SHAH
  • Patent number: 8206800
    Abstract: A design and process are provided in which a fully activated thermosetting adhesive layer and multi-layered thermoplastic adhesive are positioned between a flock layer and a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20120151649
    Abstract: An exercise towel with a strap attached to a main portion for hanging the towel in a position convenient to the user and allowing the user's hands to remain unencumbered. The towel further comprises a method for attaching exercise assistance devices, a loop for safely securing headphone wires or other cords from dangling and a pocket to securing items or cooling substances which may enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Peterson
  • Publication number: 20120121849
    Abstract: The challenges in this invention is to provide automobile use mat that has distinguished noise absorption and anti-slip features, as well as it being light in weight for a low cost. The inventors, for their exerted investigations in resolving such challenges and as a result, as a replacement to the frequently used conventional mats with mounted resin (bump) emboss configuration, have introduced the nonwoven fabric layer from polypropylene fiber, burned on the lower surface side of the nonwoven fabric layer, deforming the fibers, forming anti-slip layer from melt bonding the fibers together, discovered the possibilities in achieving an automobile use mat that is light weight, permeable, dominant in its anti-slip effect, easy to bend as well as handle, that lead to this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Suminoe Textile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Nojima
  • Publication number: 20120100333
    Abstract: A rubbing cloth for the rubbing an alignment film is provided, which comprises a rubbing base film capable of being attached onto an external surface of a rubbing alignment roller; and rubbing hairness fixedly provided on the rubbing base film. A surface faulted by tips of all the rubbing hairness on the rubbing base film for contacting with a surface of the alignment film is in a serration or circular arc shape along a rubbing direction when the rubbing cloth is flattened; and both the tips of all the rubbing hairness on the rubbing film and the tips of the hairness at the two ends of the rubbing base film are continuously connected when the rubbing cloth forms an entire circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaoming LU, Yongzhi SONG
  • Publication number: 20120058294
    Abstract: This invention relates to protective, multi-layered, breathable fabric constructs. The constructs which are flexible employ a fabric layer and a breathable coating layer applied to the fabric. Under certain preferred embodiments, the fabric constructs also employ an energy dissipating fiber material disposed opposite the coating layer. Also, the present invention teaches a method of protecting a valuable or sensitive object from damage caused by corrosion, weather, bio mass, or other environmental related conditions using the fabric material. The fabric constructs may be post-formed using heat or other methods to create shaped-to-form covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory L. Todt, Seckin Ozol, Rajesh Hemendra Shah
  • Publication number: 20120018373
    Abstract: Systems and methods that facilitate the creation and harvesting of algae using tufted products. One exemplary tufted product comprises a substrate and tufts tufted through the substrate. The use of a tufted product provides various advantages with respect to the creation and harvesting of algae. Among other things, such products can be configured to improve the amount of algal-growing surface area provided and other growing environment characteristics and to facilitate the harvesting of the algae from the tufted product by facilitating the release of all or most of the algae from attachment to the tufted product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: William N. Jones, Daniel Price, James Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8101260
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a flocked metal plate, which has a hydrophilic nature and is excellent in water retention property and water absorbing property, and a method of producing the flocked metal plate. A flocked metal plate having a flocked layer, which is formed by implanting short fibers as short fiber bundles in a synthetic resin adhesive layer provided at least one face of a metal plate or a surface treated metal plate, wherein the synthetic resin adhesive layer is made a hydrophilic synthetic resin adhesive layer, the short fibers implanted in the synthetic resin adhesive layer are made hydrophilized short fibers, and the short fibers are implanted in the synthetic resin adhesive layer to give a flocked layer having short fiber bundles at as high density as possible, thereby giving a flocked metal plate carrying a flocked layer having been made a flocked layer which exhibits a hydrophilic nature, water retention property and water absorbing property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruyuki Tatsumi
  • Publication number: 20120015137
    Abstract: A paper-based composite comprises an interface layer (1) and a surface layer (2) which is bond on at least one surface of the interface layer (1). The interface layer (1) is made by foaming and curing polyurethane with paper cords (3) which are made by winding paper blended with a resin or adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: PAPER ART PRODUCT LTD
    Inventor: Hok Cheung Ho
  • Publication number: 20120009377
    Abstract: A process and system for making a laminated surface covering and the surface covering itself are described. The covering includes several layers bonded to each other. The system performs the process. One example of the process includes passing a first material across a first conveyor, passing a second material across a second conveyor, passing a bonding material across a third conveyor, contacting the first material and the second material to the bonding material, and heating at least one of the first material and the second material. The process also includes introducing the first material, the second material, and the bonding material into a pressure zone such that the bonding material is introduced between a bottom surface of the first material and a top surface of the second material. The process applies pressure to bond the first material and second material together via the bonding material to produce a laminated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: ECORE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Arthur B. DODGE, III, John McFalls