Particular Shape Or Structure Of Pile Patents (Class 428/92)
  • Patent number: 10300415
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a unique fine fiber material that is formed from a fiber-forming polymer material with at least two reactive additives that are capable of reacting with each other, and optionally reacting with the fiber-forming polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Laxman Shenoy, Dustin Allen Zastera, Thomas Moore Weik
  • Patent number: 9415538
    Abstract: Methods for forming discrete deformations in web materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method involves feeding a web into an apparatus having nips that are formed between intermeshing rolls. The apparatus may be in the form of nested or other arrangements of multiple rolls, in which the web is maintained in substantial contact with at least one of the rolls throughout the process, and at least two of the rolls define two or more nips thereon with other rolls. In some embodiments, rolls can be used to expose a different side of the web for a subsequent deformation step. In these or other embodiments, the rolls can be used to transfer the web between rolls in such a manner that it may offset the rolls and/or web so that subsequent deformations are formed at a different cross-machine direction location than prior deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 9332871
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to carpet components and methods of making the carpet components. In one embodiment, a carpet component is provided. The carpet component includes a carpet substrate having a texture comprising a pattern, wherein the pattern comprises a plurality of adjoining design elements each defining a design and a boundary and wherein the design elements are arranged so that the design of one design element is not predictable from the design of an adjoining design element; and an overprint disposed onto the carpet substrate wherein the overprint comprises a plurality of adjoining design elements each defining a design and a boundary and wherein the design elements are arranged so that the design of at least one design element is predictable from the design of an adjoining design element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Mohawk Carpet Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Clyde Ray Burgess, Paul Matthew Dabrowa
  • Patent number: 9179579
    Abstract: [Problem] To reduce thermal resistance between a heating body and a radiating body. [Solving Means] Provided is a sheet having a high thermal conductivity and flexibility, in which graphite layers and elastic layers are stacked alternately, and each of ends of the graphite layer in its surface direction or each of ends of a graphene protrudes from an end of the elastic layer and bends so as to cover at least a part of the end of the elastic layer. By placing a sheet of the present invention in a space (gap) between a heating body and a radiating body, thermal resistance at the gap, especially contact thermal resistance on a joint surface, can be reduced even in the case where flatness of a surface of the heating body or a surface of the radiating body is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sayuri Hada, Kuniaki Sueoka, Yoichi Taira
  • Publication number: 20150140260
    Abstract: A needle punched carpet for use in a car is disclosed. The needle punched carpet comprises at least a needle punched facing layer defining a top layer and made of staple fibers. The staple fibers comprise hollow fibers having a hollow fiber content that is at least more than 45 weight % of the total staple fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: James Taylor, Michael Kiessig, Meganathan Meenakshisundaram
  • Publication number: 20150099090
    Abstract: The invention pertains to the field of technical textiles, and more particularly to the field of textiles used as a carrier, in particular as a carrier for active compounds or compounds to be activated. The invention thus relates to a glass, quartz, or metal pile fabric, as well as to a catalytic fabric. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing said fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Faurie, Didier Chavanon, Gérard Compigne, Emmanuel Periat
  • Publication number: 20150044414
    Abstract: A hybrid fibre mat comprises glass fibres, polymer fibres and binding agents, the glass fibres having a mean diameter of between 6 and 13 ?m and a mean length of between 6 and 15 mm, the polymer fibres being staple fibres having a mean fineness of between 0.2 and 0.6 dtex and a mean length of between 2 and 4 mm and the percentage by weight of the polymer fibres being between 5 and 20% of the dry fibre mat. Such a hybrid fibre mat being suitable in particular as a covering for interior elements, a ceiling panel or other interior cladding elements and, provided with an impregnation (for example plastisol), in particular as a structural layer of a cushioned vinyl floor covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Elvira Rempt, Stephan Gröger
  • Publication number: 20140363610
    Abstract: Geometric configurations for interlocking cap and fiber structures of interlocking dry adhesive materials are disclosed. Various methods for manufacturing interlocking dry adhesive materials including using a flexible negative mold and thermoplastic polymer dry adhesive material are disclosed. Various methods of manufacturing directly molded anisotropic interlocking dry adhesive structures using thermoplastic polymer dry adhesive materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Elliot SAMEOTO
  • Publication number: 20140349059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a setting film for plasticine, which makes it possible to set any type of illustration on a plasticine figure including a first surface provided with a plurality of small blunt projections that extend away from the figure, and a second surface provided with a means for coupling with an illustration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Girones Pont
  • Patent number: 8877316
    Abstract: The article contains a fibrous, non-woven web and having a personal care composition associated with this web. The present invention relates to disposable, personal care articles useful for cleansing and/or treating the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces. These articles are used by the consumer by either wetting the dry article with water and then rubbing the article against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces, or taking a wet, disposable, personal care article and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces or taking a moist, disposable, personal care article and rubbing against the skin, hair or other similar keratin-containing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Erik John Hasenoehrl, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Daniel Burton Sears, Steven Kirk Hedges, Robert Haines Turner, John Joseph Curro, Daniel Charles Peck
  • Patent number: 8863347
    Abstract: A cleaning pad structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent nonwoven material with an optional additional fluid blocking substrate layer of polymer film or other suitable material in juxtaposed relation to the absorbent nonwoven layers. Stitching yarns are introduced in stitching relation through the substrate layers. One face of the pad defines a cleaning surface of raised yarn loops formed by the stitched yarns. The pad further includes an attachment surface facing away from the cleaning surface. The stitches of yarns across the attachment surface define an engagement surface for attachment to cooperating hooking elements across a surface of a mop head to define a hook and loop attachment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tietex International Ltd
    Inventor: Martin Wildeman
  • Publication number: 20140272261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nonwoven substrate comprising a layer of fibers, wherein a plurality of the fibers each comprise a plurality of fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers, and wherein the plurality of fibrils comprise a lipid ester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Udengaard, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140227476
    Abstract: The effectiveness of biomimetic dry adhesives at different ambient pressures is investigated. Biomimetic dry adhesives have great potential for space applications but there have been few studies on how these adhesives perform in low-pressure environments. Various geometrical configurations for cap and fiber structures of dry adhesive materials are disclosed. Various methods for manufacturing dry adhesive materials including a silicone rubber negative mold are disclosed. Various methods of manufacturing directly molded anisotropic dry adhesive structures with anisotropic peel strengths are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Carlo MENON, Daniel Elliot SAMEOTO
  • Patent number: 8739381
    Abstract: Methods of cutting and installing carpet tiles in, among other applications, mass transit vehicles, particularly including aircraft. In some embodiments, the tile lengths in an installation are the same and the tile widths are customized to a particular section of the aircraft or other vehicle in which they are installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Interface, Inc.
    Inventors: William N. Jones, Stuart Jones, John P. Bradford, James Hobbs, Joel Sheppard, James Woods, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8697218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fibrous web having a first region and at least one discrete integral second region, the second region having at least one portion being a discontinuity exhibiting a linear orientation and defining a longitudinal axis, and at least another portion being a deformation having a plurality of tufted fibers integral with but extending from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Haines Turner, John Joseph Curro, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, John Lee Hammons
  • Publication number: 20140093676
    Abstract: A fabric with polyester/polyamide bi-components micro fibers may include a wrap knitted double-sided base fabric with polyester/polyamide bi-components micro fibers that is treated by a chemical splitting process. Both sides of the double-sided base fabric may have at least 10 loop piles per square centimeter. Each loop pile may have at least one single thread loop. The bottom of the loop piles may be connected to the base fabric. The loops may be arranged orderly to form a planar structure that has the feature that the loop piles on one side of the base fabric may have plush-like structures at the top sections. The loops may be fractured by sanding the loops with a sand paper of 200-600 grit at about 1/10 to 5/10 of a thickness of the loop piles to form the plush-like structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Demin Sun
  • Publication number: 20140065346
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for applying anti-soil compositions onto BCF yarns during cable or air twisting processes prior to weaving, knitting or tufting into finished carpet. The process foregoes the need for downstream environmentally unfavorable dyeing and low pH chemical treatment processes on the finished carpet. The anti-soil composition can be comprised of a high specific surface energy chemical or other material, for example a fluorochemical. Further, the anti-soil composition can further comprise an anti-stain component. Also disclosed are systems, BCF yarns, and carpets made from the BCF yarn treated by the disclosed process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Wae-Hai Tung, Ronnie Rittenhouse, Daniel Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20140065347
    Abstract: A dry adhesive and a method of forming a dry adhesive. The method includes forming an opening through an etch layer and to a barrier layer, expanding the opening in the etch layer at the barrier layer, filling the opening with a material, removing the barrier layer from the material in the opening, and removing the etch layer from the material in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140010988
    Abstract: A dry adhesive and a method of forming a dry adhesive. The method includes forming an opening through an etch layer and to a barrier layer, expanding the opening in the etch layer at the barrier layer, filling the opening with a material, removing the barrier layer from the material in the opening, and removing the etch layer from the material in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140004291
    Abstract: A dry adhesive and a method of forming a dry adhesive. The method includes forming an opening through an etch layer and to a barrier layer, expanding the opening in the etch layer at the barrier layer, filling the opening with a material, removing the barrier layer from the material in the opening, and removing the etch layer from the material in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 8617685
    Abstract: Conventional cleaning sheets having brush parts provided on a surface of substratum sheet have been satisfactory in the trapping of dirt or dust at the brush parts but unsatisfactory in the trapping of dirt or dust at areas between brush parts where no brush is present. It is intended to provide a cleaning sheet with which any dirt or dust having sneaked through areas between brush parts and remaining untrapped can be trapped by brush parts provided in alternately positioning relationship adjacent to the brush parts, thereby attaining effective cleaning. The cleaning sheet comprises a sheet substratum and, disposed on at least one major surface thereof, multiple brush part lines each provided with multiple brush parts arranged intermittently along one direction of the sheet substratum, the multiple brush part lines arranged in a direction intersecting with the one direction, and that mutually adjacent brush part lines are provided so that the respective brush parts are alternately positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Daisaku Yamada
  • Publication number: 20130287990
    Abstract: An elastic composite twisted yarn includes a covered elastic yarn, having a core yarn formed of an elastic yarn and a sheath yarn formed of a thermoplastic multi filament, and first and second low stretch yarns formed of a thermoplastic multi-filament yarn or a spun yarn. The covered elastic yarn is drawn at a predetermined draw ratio to be inserted into the first low stretch yarn in a combined yarn state. The yarn in the combined yarn state and the second low stretch yarn are combined and twisted to obtain an elastic composite twisted yarn. A plurality of heteromorphic micro-loops formed of a constituent single fiber of the sheath yarn, which appears during the relaxation by a contractile force of the covered elastic yarn, protruding from the core yarn to a diameter direction, is usually incorporated into a constituent single fiber of the first low stretch yarn and thermally set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: MARUSHO SHOTEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidekazu Katagi
  • Publication number: 20130251937
    Abstract: Dry adhesives and methods of making dry adhesives including a method of making a dry adhesive including applying a liquid polymer to the second end of the stem, molding the liquid polymer on the stem in a mold, wherein the mold includes a recess having a cross-sectional area that is less than a cross-sectional area of the second end of the stem, curing the liquid polymer in the mold to form a tip at the second end of the stem, wherein the tip includes a second layer stem; corresponding to the recess in the mold, and removing the tip from the mold after the liquid polymer cures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Michael Murphy, Burak Aksak
  • Patent number: 8530026
    Abstract: An artificial fiber for use in an artificial grass sports field is disclosed wherein, seen in a transverse sectional direction of the fiber, at least part of the fiber is provided with a stiffness-enhancing portion extending in the longitudinal direction thereof. The artificial fiber includes at least two fiber flange portions, at least one fiber flange portion forming the stiffness-enhancing portion, while at least two fiber flange portions have a uniform thickness. The improved artificial fiber is less flexible and consequently exhibits less tendency to deform to a flat orientation, but does not increase the risk of injuries to players or have an adverse effect on the playing characteristics of the field. Also disclosed is an artificial grass lawn, suitable for sports fields, having a substrate to which one or more artificial fibers of the invention are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ten Cate Thiolon B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Spaans, Paulus Ignatius Van Leur, Geurt Bastiaan Slootweg, Frederik Jan Van der Gaag
  • Patent number: 8524335
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for adjusting the relative stiffness of a synthetic turf system's synthetic ribbons. A stiffening agent is applied to the synthetic turf system such that its synthetic ribbons that are responsive to the stiffening agent will stiffen subsequent to the application of the stiffening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Prevost
  • Publication number: 20130209724
    Abstract: A pile layer is formed of a plurality of bundles, which are partially opened up into individual fibers and which contain carbon fibers and foreign substances. The carbon fibers have at least a mass fraction of 70% of the total mass of the pile layer and the foreign substances take up no more than 30%, but not less than 2%. The foreign substances are obtained from a recycling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: Birgit Reiter, Martin Danzer
  • Patent number: 8491974
    Abstract: The invention relates to an artificial turf, comprising a backing and a number of artificial grass blades connected to the backing and extending transversely of the surface thereof, which artificial grass blades have an irregular, in particular a locally narrowed, cross-section. Owing to this locally narrowed cross-section in the vicinity of the free end thereof, these artificial grass blades greatly resemble natural blades of grass and also display similar behavior. The invention also relates to a method for forming such an artificial turf and to a device with which this method can be performed. The narrowed cross-section can herein be formed by stretching the artificial grass blades, wherein the artificial grass blades can be plasticized before, during and/or after the stretching, for instance by local heating thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Greenfields B.V.
    Inventor: Hugo De Vries
  • Patent number: 8389100
    Abstract: A textile fabric has at least one raised surface incorporating multicomponent fibers formed of at least a first polymer and a second polymer disposed in side-by-side relationship. The first polymer and the second polymer exhibit differential thermal elongation, which causes the multicomponent fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the textile fabric in response to ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: MMI-IPCO, LLC, Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Veronica Hunt, Brian Durant, David Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20130052400
    Abstract: A transparent mat reclosable fastener comprises a bottom layer, in which a material is transparent or semi-transparent nylon monofilament, composed of weaving a plurality of warps and a plurality of woofs; a plurality of tufts interwoven to predetermined positions of a bottom layer through yarns in which diameters are smaller than diameters of the warps and the woofs and in which the materials are transparent or semi-transparent nylon monofilament such that the tufts are intervally woven at a same direction together with the woofs and protrude the bottom layer; and a waterproof glue layer that is a transparent waterproof adhesive and that is adhered to a surface of the bottom layer. Accordingly, the reclosable fastener does not only have light transmittance and transparency, but also has light weight, thin thickness and softness. While incorporating with ejection hooks, the fastener has high pulling force and clear printing patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Kuo-Ian CHENG
  • Patent number: 8367181
    Abstract: Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26) of the winding as the article having the winding is moved along a process path. Mechanically or hydraulically actuated pins (34) support the winding frame in a fixed position. The filaments of the frame may be provided by laterally spaced pairs (44, 46) of filaments of weldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Z. Chernyak, Richard T. Arvidson, Alan J. DeMello, Grant E. Wylie
  • Publication number: 20130029086
    Abstract: In a first aspect the invention is a solid core fibrillation-resistant, synthetic polymeric filament having three substantially equal length convex sides. The sides through substantially rounded tips centered by a distance “a” from the axis of the filament. Each rounded tip has a radius substantially equal to a length “b”. Each tip lies on a circumscribed circle having a radius substantially equal to a length (a+b) and the midpoint of each side lies on an inscribed circle having a radius substantially equal to a length “c”. The filament has a denier-per-filament in the range 10<“dpf”<35; the distance “a” lies in the range 0.00025 inches (6 micrometers)<“a”<0.004 inches (102 micrometers); the distance “b” lies in the range from 0.00008 inches (2 micrometers)<“b”<0.001 inches (24 micrometers); the distance “c” lies in the range from 0.0003 inches (8 micrometers)<“c”<0.0025 inches (64 micrometers); and the modification ratio (“MR”) lies in the range from about 1.1<“MR”<about 2.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: HARRY VAUGHN SAMUELSON, Kalika Ranjan Samant, Jing-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 8357445
    Abstract: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core having an average thickness of less than about 10 mm, and a free absorbent capacity of from about 4 to about 125 grams per gram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, John Richard Noel, Raphael Warren
  • Publication number: 20120328821
    Abstract: The technology being at the core of the present invention relates to the use of novel fibers in the construction of reinforced elements and methods for their manufacture. The fibers effectively upgrade the inherent properties of the elements, as specified herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Polyssive Ltd.
    Inventor: Dror Selivansky
  • Publication number: 20120328822
    Abstract: Dry adhesive structures including a liquid polymer on the second end of the stem that is molded on the stem in a mold, wherein the mold includes a recess having a cross-sectional area that is less than a cross-sectional area of the second end of the stem. The liquid polymer is cured in the mold to form a tip at the second end of the stem, wherein the tip includes a second layer stem; corresponding to the recess in the mold. The tip is removed from the mold after the liquid polymer cures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Michael Murphy, Burak Aksak
  • Patent number: 8318284
    Abstract: A laminate web having a nonwoven web in facing relationship with a polymer film. The laminate web has a first side comprising the polymer film and a plurality of discrete tufts including fibers integral with and extending from the nonwoven web. Each of the tufts has a tuft base proximal to the nonwoven web and a distal portion opposing the tuft base. At least part of the distal portion of each of the tufts is covered by a cap, each cap being an integral extension of said polymer film extending over the distal portion of a discrete tuft. The cap has a first opening including a location of rupture in the polymer film above which the tuft extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, Robert Haines Turner
  • Patent number: 8309197
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for fabricating improved ceramic composite turbine shrouds with abradable seals are disclosed. A high temperature seal with an abradable coating is provided. The seal comprises a three-dimensional, high-density woven composite base structure recessed below the abradable coating, with loops incorporated in and protruding from the base structure. The abradable coating is integrally attached to the base structure via the loops. Additionally, a graded density seal is provided with a three-dimensional, low-density woven composite structure. The low-density structure is abradable. A three-dimensional, high-density woven composite base structure is recessed below the low-density structure, with the low-density structure integrally attached to the base structure via weaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Janet Davis, David Marshall, Olivier Sudre
  • Publication number: 20120282431
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to polyester yarns made from two or more different polyesters. The invention is also directed to finished articles made from two or more different polyesters, and especially to carpets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Jing-Chung Chang, Ray W. Miller
  • Patent number: 8303759
    Abstract: A method for the production of a laminate material for hook and loop closures, particularly for diaper closures, comprises laminating a textile material onto a carrier film having a surface structure that is suitable for forming a connection with the hooks of a hook and loop closure. The textile material is not connected with the carrier film over its entire area, and the textile material forming the cover layer of the laminate material is brushed after lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mondi Gronau GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baldauf
  • Patent number: 8291542
    Abstract: A foam core cleaning element of stitch-bonded construction having a multi-surface operative cleaning face. The cleaning element includes at least one fluid absorbing layer of absorptive polymeric foam. At least a first plurality of yarns extends in discontinuous patterned stitched relation through discrete selected zones of the fluid absorbing layer such that the first plurality of yarns forms a patterned array of first surface loop zones projecting outwardly away from a first side of the fluid absorbing layer in a defined patterned arrangement across the operative cleaning face of the cleaning element. A plurality of stitch-free zones of the polymeric foam define outwardly projecting convex curved surfaces at positions adjacent to the first surface loop zones across the operative cleaning face of the cleaning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Tietex International Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Lori Shannon Sears, Michelis Hardegree
  • Patent number: 8278226
    Abstract: A fiber-coated marine material has antifouling properties, without necessarily containing bioactive agents. At least a part of the marine material is covered by piles of fibers having a thickness of at least 50 ?m and a fiber length of at least 3 mm. The thickness-to-length ratio of the fibers is at least 0.010, and the piles of fibers have a density lower than 40 fibers/mm2. The fiber coating can be directly applied onto the marine material, such as ropes and construction parts, or can be present on sheets which can be applied on the marine equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Materials Innovation Centre B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrik Jacobus Arie Breur
  • Patent number: 8273424
    Abstract: An artificial grass fiber is formed, which fiber has an elongated cross-section that remains substantially constant along its longitudinal axis. An artificial lawn comprising these artificial grass fibers is provided, as well as to the use of the aforesaid artificial grass fibers. The fibers collectively provide a special type of artificial grass which imitates the advantageous characteristics of natural grass, in particular in the field of ball roll and sliding characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Tapijtfabriek H. Desseaux N.V.
    Inventor: Peter Van Reijen
  • Publication number: 20120233951
    Abstract: A rectangular carpet plank includes a baseplate having a first side edge opposed from a second side edge; and a carpet layer attached to a top surface of the baseplate. The carpet layer being divided into carpet sections, wherein each carpet section extends from the first side edge to the second side edge; each carpet section has a carpet pattern; and adjacent carpet sections have different carpet patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher C. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20120213962
    Abstract: A cushioned, absorbent article such as a mat including a layer of absorbent, quick-drying woven textile material, a layer of viscoelastic polyurethane foam material having an open cell structure, the layer of foam material being glued and sewed to the layer of woven textile material to form a textile and foam assembly and typcially a rubberized base material, glued to a foam material side of the textile and foam assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Iain SCORGIE
  • Patent number: 8236403
    Abstract: A versatile fabric for use as a towel includes multiple surface areas that are formed of different materials. A support web has hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials woven therethrough. The hydrophilic material is interlaced with the web to define loops of material which extend from a first portion of the web surface and loops of material which extend from a second portion of the web surface which is longitudinally spaced from the first portion. Similarly, the hydrophobic material is interlaced with the web to define loops of material which extend from a third portion of the web surface and loops of material which extend from a fourth portion of the web surface which is longitudinally spaced from the third portion. The first and third portions of the support web surface are arranged opposite each other and the second and fourth portions of the support web surface are arranged opposite each other to define four surface portions of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Scott H. Silver
  • Publication number: 20120164368
    Abstract: A laminate web having a nonwoven web in facing relationship with a polymer film. The laminate web has a first side comprising the polymer film and a plurality of discrete tufts including fibers integral with and extending from the nonwoven web. Each of the tufts has a tuft base proximal to the nonwoven web and a distal portion opposing the tuft base. At least part of the distal portion of each of the tufts is covered by a cap, each cap being an integral extension of said polymer film extending over the distal portion of a discrete tuft. The cap has a first opening including a location of rupture in the polymer film above which the tuft extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, Robert Haines Turner
  • Patent number: 8192824
    Abstract: A textile fabric has at least one raised surface incorporating multicomponent fibers formed of at least a first material and a second material disposed in side-by-side relationship. The first material and the second material exhibit differential thermal elongation, which causes the multicomponent fibers to bend or curl and reversibly recover in response to changes in temperature, thereby adjusting insulation performance of the textile fabric in response to ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignees: MMI-IPCO, LLC, Mide Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Veronica Hunt, Brian Durant, David Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20120135182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic thread door mat and a forming mold thereof. By a high frequency heating mold, the edge of the plastic thread door mat is pressed by the specific molding closing structure of the forming mold to form a solid side. Through the solid side, the edge the plastic thread door mat is attached to the ground tightly, providing a better safety for a pedestrian.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Larry YAO
  • Publication number: 20120094057
    Abstract: A flooring assembly and method of manufacturing a flooring assembly includes forming a. working surface by depositing a plurality of heated flexible strands of material onto a surface and cooling the plurality of heated flexible strands so that a first end of each strand is directly physically coupled to a first end of at least one other strand in the plurality of strands so that the coupled first ends of the plurality of strands define a plurality of openings and a second end, opposite the first end, of each strand is physically independent from each second end of each of the strands in the plurality of strands so that each second end of each strand is able to move independent of the second end of each other strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Joel Patrick Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8153225
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fibrous web having a first region and at least one discrete integral second region, the second region having at least one portion being a discontinuity exhibiting a linear orientation and defining a longitudinal axis, and at least another portion being a deformation having a plurality of tufted fibers integral with but extending from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Haines Turner, John Joseph Curro, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 8153226
    Abstract: A laminate web having a nonwoven web in facing relationship with a polymer film. The laminate web has a first side comprising the polymer film and a plurality of discrete tufts including fibers integral with and extending from the nonwoven web. Each of the tufts has a tuft base proximal to the nonwoven web and a distal portion opposing the tuft base. At least part of the distal portion of each of the tufts is covered by a cap, each cap being an integral extension of said polymer film extending over the distal portion of a discrete tuft. The cap has a first opening including a location of rupture in the polymer film above which the tuft extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Susan Nicole Lloyd, Robert Haines Turner