Particular Backing Structure Or Composition Patents (Class 428/95)
  • Patent number: 10934460
    Abstract: Textile fabrics consolidated with a binder that is made from a binder system are described. The binder system may include: a) 30% or less by dry weight of at least one polymer based on polyvinyl alcohol; b) 70% or more by dry weight of at least one starch, wherein the at least one starch comprises 50% by weight or more of one or more natural starches based on the total weight of the at least one starch; c) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one crosslinker; d) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one filler; and e) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one additive, wherein a sum of components a) through e) is 100% by dry weight of the binder system. Method of making the textile fabrics consolidated with binders made from the binder systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Werner Groh, Agnes Frick
  • Patent number: 10920354
    Abstract: A method of making a floor covering including a tufted textile substrate and a reinforcement backing system. The backing system includes adhesive layers which are conditioned to include voids. A layer of reinforcement fibers is positioned between the adhesive layers. After drying, the layers of adhesive and reinforcement fibers are compressed to collapse the voids in the layers of adhesive and to encapsulate the reinforcement fibers. The layer of reinforcement fibers is also moved toward the primary backing substrate and into engagement with the ends of the tufts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Higgins Research & Development, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Higgins
  • Patent number: 10874757
    Abstract: A cleaning and sanitizing kit for use in a defined region of a hospital and a method employing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Tuway American Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Koester
  • Patent number: 10876239
    Abstract: A primary base fabric for a tufted carpet includes a first non-woven web and a second non-woven web laminated on each other. The first non-woven web is constituted with a first constituent fiber formed with a first thermoplastic resin and containing carbon. The second non-woven web is constituted with a second constituent fiber formed with a second thermoplastic resin and having a carbon content lower than the carbon content of the first constituent fiber or containing no carbon. The primary base fabric is a product prepared by combining the first non-woven web and the second non-woven web through an emboss processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Chizuka
  • Patent number: 10870952
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing an artificial turf includes: creating fluid polyurethane mass, the creation comprising reacting first and second polyols with an isocyanate, the first polyol being a polyether polyol and/or a polyester polyol having at least 2 hydroxyl groups per molecule, the second polyol being polybutadiendiol; the isocyanate comprising isocyanate monomers, isocyanate polymers or isocyanate prepolymers or a mixture thereof, the isocyanate monomers, isocyanate polymers and the isocyanate prepolymers having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule; incorporating an artificial turf fiber into a carrier such that a first portion of the fiber protrudes to the front side of the carrier and that a second portion of the fiber is located at the back side of the carrier; and adding the fluid polyurethane mass on the back side of the carrier; and hardening the fluid polyurethane mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Polymer Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Stephan Sick, Frank Lucarelli, Axel Hinrichs, Andreas Schulze-Ising
  • Patent number: 10815615
    Abstract: Mass production of carpet tiles can be enabled by a method for manufacturing a carpet tile by applying an adhesive layer to a carpet tile base material containing pile, the method including: a first process of mixing 15 to 25 wt. % of urethane resin glue to an acrylic foamed resin to produce 100 wt. % of a mixture, thereby obtaining an adhesive; a second process of subjecting the adhesive to viscosity adjustment to adjust viscosity thereof to 3000 to 6000 cps; and a third process of applying the adhesive to the carpet tile base material by using a screen mesh having a mesh thickness of 20 ?m or more and less than 100 ?m and an opening area ratio of 40% to 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN CARPET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuki Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10779618
    Abstract: A sheet of loop material having utility as the landing zone in the manufacture of, e.g. disposable diapers and having excellent properties and an exceptionally low basis weight. Methods and apparatus for forming the sheet of loop material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Gorman, Thomas P. Besonen, Abbi G. Johnson, Shou-Lu G. Wang
  • Patent number: 10759942
    Abstract: Methods are provided for beneficially reusing a paint-saturated filter aid, such as paint-saturated alkaline earth metal carbonates, as a substitute in applications requiring virgin alkaline earth metal carbonates. The paint-saturated filter aid is prepared by re-milling paint-saturated filter aid to a predetermined size to produce re-milled particles suitable for reuse in a variety of applications, including flooring, concrete, and the like. Also provided are flooring materials including re-milled particles of a paint-saturated filter aid characterized by one or more of: a median particle size (D50) of about 1 to about 50 microns; less than about 5% of the re-milled particles being retained on a 200 mesh screen; or a top cut size (D90) of about 5 to about 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Anthony Craig Gentile
  • Patent number: 10751896
    Abstract: A method of making a shaving article comprising a substrate comprising stainless steel; and an external polymer coating comprising polymer brushes, the method comprising the steps of: providing said substrate; providing a initiating species comprising an anchor group that is chemically reactive with surface moieties on the substrate, and a polymerization initiator group; reacting said anchor group with said surface moieties of the substrate; providing monomers reactive for polymerization with the polymerization initiator; and polymerizing the monomers with the initiator group of the initiating species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Wuge Henry Briscoe, Philip Thomas Cresswell, Alison Mary Riches, Robert Barrett Yates
  • Patent number: 10696812
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a porous polyvinyl acetal object and a nonwoven polyvinyl acetal fabric each capable of exhibiting significantly high shock absorption. Provided is a porous polyvinyl acetal object having a large number of cells, including: a polyvinyl acetal; and a plasticizer, the porous object having an open cell ratio of 10% or higher, the porous object in the form of a sample with a size of 10 cm in length, 10 cm in width, and 4 mm in thickness having a coefficient of rebound (rebounding height/drop height) of 0.1 or lower in measurement of a rebounding height of a ½-inch SUS ball in conformity with JIS B 1501 dropped from a given drop height to the center of the sample placed on an iron plate with a size of 10 cm or more in length, 10 cm or more in width, and 1 cm in thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10480120
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a covering, such as a floor covering, wall covering or ceiling covering, said covering comprising a surface layer, and a substrate layer attached to said surface layer, said substrate layer optionally comprising one or more reinforced thermoplastic layers. Said covering further comprises a backing layer on the bottom side of said substrate layer, opposite to said surface layer, and a textile layer attached to the bottom side of said backing layer, optionally through a contact layer. The covering further comprises a coating applied to the bottom of said textile layer. The invention also provides a method for producing a covering, such as a floor covering, wall covering or ceiling covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Beaulieu International Group NV
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Guyot, Tim Vanderhaegen
  • Patent number: 10457843
    Abstract: A liquid adhesive coating composition that cures into a solid form, used to non-permanently adhere interior floor or wall coverings to substrate floor or wall surfaces respectively, includes a polymer incorporating iron or other paramagnetic, superparamagnetic, ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic ingredients, that becomes permanently adhered to the substrate as it cures, and thereafter provides a low-tack adhesive surface that is also magnetically attractive, upon which magnetized floor or wall coverings including certain types of carpet, linoleum, vinyl, wallpaper, and other types of magnetically-backed coverings can be subsequently installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: !OBAC Ltd
    Inventor: Peter Roosen
  • Patent number: 10376001
    Abstract: A shoulder pad assembly for protecting the body during sports play has a pair of arches connected to each other in the front and in the back by connecting straps, webs, or similar connectors. Shoulder caps are connected to the arches by a flexible connecting structure, for example, webs, straps, or bands. Epaulets are attached by webs, straps, or bands, at the top of each arch. The arches and shoulder caps are lined with a shock-absorbing liner. Each of the epaulets contains a shock absorbing insert made of slow-response foam, slow-rebound foam or memory foam, encased in a nylon or fabric shell. Redundant pads, made of slow-response foam, slow-rebound foam or memory foam, encased in a nylon or fabric shell may be inserted below the top of each of the left arch and right arch, to provide additional padding in those areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KRANOS IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Williams, Scott Williams
  • Patent number: 10370799
    Abstract: The present invention seeks to provide a tufted structure such as an artificial turf, that imitates more closely the root zone, the volume effect, and density of natural grass and that has an improved wear and drainage property. An artificial turf adapted for use in landscape and sports applications comprises a bounded layer of fibers formed as a non-woven matting made of one or more natural and/or synthetic fibers. A plurality of tufts of pile yarn is inserted through the bounded layer of fibers. A backing is applied at the backside of the bounded layer of fibers enhancing anchoring the tufts to the bounded layer of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DFS EUROPE NV
    Inventors: Marc Verleyen, Mathijs Beauprez
  • Patent number: 10344155
    Abstract: Compositions are provided that comprise: (1) a polymer selected from the group consisting of: (A) an ethylene/?-olefin multiblock interpolymer; (B) a propylene based plastomer or elastomer; and (C) a mixture of (A) and (B); (2) from about 1 to about 75 weight percent filler based on the weight of the composition; and (3) an effective amount of tackifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Charles F. Diehl, Andy C. Chang, Ashish Batra, Suzanne M. Guerra, Jill M. Martin
  • Patent number: 10316438
    Abstract: A fabric includes base yarns and antistatic spun yarns located in discrete portions of the fabric such that the fabric dissipates static electricity by way of an inductive field and complies with one or more standards for static dissipation in fabric. The antistatic spun yarns may include inductive antistatic staple fibers, and may include less than 20% antistatic fiber. The fabric may be a woven fabric with the antistatic spun yarns inserted into the fabric in both the warp and filling directions in a ratio of antistatic spun yarns to base yarns of from 1:1 to 1:40. The fabrics may be flame resistant and comply with one or more standards for flame resistant fabrics and/or may comply with one or more standards for high visibility apparel. The fabric may have a total antistatic fiber content of less than about 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Lipscomb, Robert Self
  • Patent number: 10308785
    Abstract: A process for producing a polyester polyol comprising reacting a recycle stream selected from recycled PET carpet, carpet fiber, containers, textiles, articles or mixtures thereof, with a glycol in a reactor, thereby forming a digested product stream comprising polyols, and an undigested stream; and then reacting the digested product stream with a hydrophobe selected from dimer fatty acids, trimer fatty acids, oleic acid, ricinoleic acid, tung oil, corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, bacterial oil, yeast oil, algae oil, castor oil, triglycerides or alkyl carboxylate esters having saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acid units, saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acids, alkoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids or diols, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, branched or linear C6-C36 fatty alcohols, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or acids, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Rick Tabor, Shakti L. Mukerjee, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Eric David Vrabel, Brian Chermside, Adam W. Emerson, Brian Douglas Phillips
  • Patent number: 10259204
    Abstract: Described herein are resilient floor coverings made from non-vinyl materials and methods for manufacturing same. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Wright, John J. M. Rees, Tom Odum, Jean Briere, Jay Vecsey, Mahesh Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10195833
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pre-coated bottom cover combination machine for tile carpet comprising a carpet surface pre-coated processing line and a back bottom cover processing line. The back bottom cover processing line includes drive device for driving the carpet belt to move, black material feeding and automatic control device, scraper, white material feeding and automatic control device, composite device of bottom back and carpet surface, bottom back plasticizing and heating line, embossing device, carpet body water-cooled plate, carpet body water-cooled roller, carpet storage rack, deviation correction device, dicing machine, inspection table. The present invention can meet the requirements of reducing the manufacturing cost of tile carpets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Fushun Ma
  • Patent number: 10113044
    Abstract: Methods are provided for processing a latex stream that include adding an isocyanate to a foam head that converts the latex stream to a foamed latex stream. A curing agent also may be added to the foam head. Also provided are methods of making a carpet that include disposing a foamed latex stream that includes an isocyanate onto a carpet fabric, or a support material to form a carpet backing. Carpets made by the methods herein also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SST Foam, LLC
    Inventor: James Allen Sowersby
  • Patent number: 10112590
    Abstract: A valve unit (1) for modulating pressure in a compressed air braking system includes a brake pressure input (3), a brake pressure output (4), and a purge output (5), an inlet valve (6) and an outlet valve (7), both configured as a diaphragm valve, and respective precontrol valves (8, 9), which are each configured as a 3/2-way solenoid valve. For effective sound damping of the compressed air emerging into the environment when the outlet valve (7) is open, the valve unit (1) at the purge output (5) has a silencer (75) with a largely cylindrical silencer housing (76) with an inlet opening (77), a calming chamber (78), a large outlet opening (79) and a silencer insert (80.1) arranged upstream of the outlet opening (79) inside the silencer housing (76). The silencer is air-permeable and sound-deadening and attached to the base housing (11) with base walls (83, 84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Klik, Karsten Runge, Andreas Teichmann
  • Patent number: 9934594
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to augmented reality, and more particularly to augmented reality systems and methods using textiles. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented textile-based augmented reality method is disclosed. The method may comprise capturing, via one or more hardware processors, a video frame including a depiction of an aperiodic marker included in an ornamental design of a textile fabric. Via the one or more hardware processors, the presence of the marker may be identified using one or more image-processing marker detection techniques. The identified marker may be associated with one or more audio-visual content files. Finally, data from the one or more audio-visual content files may be displayed as part of an augmented reality presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Spell Disain Ltd.
    Inventors: Kristi Kuusk, Wouter Pieter Anton Widdershoven, Guido van Gageldonk, Leonardus Gerardus Johannus Meertens
  • Patent number: 9926657
    Abstract: A dimensionally stable floor covering comprises a tufted textile substrate and a reinforcement layer attached to the textile substrate. The reinforcement layer includes an adhesive backing compound and reinforcement fibers surrounded by the adhesive backing. The fibers may form a continuous layer on the back side of the floor covering or may be dispersed within the adhesive backing compound. The adhesive backing compound may be hot water-soluble to facilitate recycling of the floor covering. The floor covering may optionally include additional backing layers (including cushions) and may be used as a broadloom carpet, a carpet tile, or other modular floor covering products. Methods of manufacturing, installing, and recycling the present floor coverings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Higgins Research & Development, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Higgins
  • Patent number: 9915016
    Abstract: A carpet or other interior piece for an automobile vehicle includes a non-woven web of needled fibers forming a velvet face layer and a sole. The fibers of the web include at least 50% by mass and preferentially at least 75% by mass of hollow fibers. The velvet density of the web is greater than or equal to 0.04 g/cm3 and preferentially comprised between 0.04 g/cm3 and 0.06 g/cm3. This results in a velvet from which solid wastes are easily cleaned, while limiting the production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Industrie
    Inventor: Daniel Baudet
  • Patent number: 9909001
    Abstract: A rubber composition includes, as essential components, an EDPM polymer, a carbon black, an electrical insulating amorphous or spindle-shaped filler, a softener, and a sulfur-based vulcanizing agent as essential components, and also includes, as an optical component, an electrical insulating plate-shaped filler. An obtained vulcanized product is satisfied with the following Equations (1) and (2): volume resistivity ?1.0×106 ?·cm??(1) (M30<100° C.>/M30<23° C.>?1)×100??15%??(2) where M30<23° C.> is a tensile stress at elongation of 30% as measured by a tensile test at 23° C., and M30<100° C.> is a tensile stress at elongation of 30% as measured by a tensile test at 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kurimoto, Hideyuki Imai, Masanori Kumazaki, Shinji Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9845410
    Abstract: A method of treating a substrate comprising contacting the substrate with a composition comprising i) a wax which provides a surface effect and ii) a polymer extender composition comprising a urethane based compound, a composition for treating a substrate, and treated substrates thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Sworen, Gerald Oronde Brown, Tatsiana Haidzinskaya, Ewa M. Kohler
  • Patent number: 9795994
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube aggregate according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, in which: the carbon nanotubes each have a plurality of walls; a distribution width of a wall number distribution of the carbon nanotubes is 10 walls or more; a relative frequency of a mode of the wall number distribution is 25% or less; and a length of each of the carbon nanotubes is more than 10 ?m. A carbon nanotube aggregate according to another embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes, in which: the carbon nanotubes each have a plurality of walls; a mode of a wall number distribution of the carbon nanotubes is present at a wall number of 10 or less; a relative frequency of the mode is 30% or more; and a length of each of the carbon nanotubes is more than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Youhei Maeno
  • Patent number: 9783914
    Abstract: In accordance with at least selected embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified porous membranes, fibers, porous fibers, products made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and/or related methods of production, use, and/or the like. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, the present invention is directed to novel, improved, or modified microporous membranes or films, fibers, microporous fibers, materials or layers made from such membranes, fibers or porous fibers, and the like for use in textile materials, garments, products, and/or textile related applications. Microporous membranes, fibers, and/or microporous fibers are made of one or more copolymers, such as block or impact copolymers, or of at least one polyolefin combined with at least one copolymer as a means of improving the hand, drape, and/or surface coefficient of friction performance properties for use in textile garments, textile materials or textile related applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, Xiaomin Zhang, Karl F. Humiston
  • Patent number: 9766105
    Abstract: An agricultural sprayer arrangement includes a chassis; a ground engaging traction member carried by the chassis; a liquid tank carried by the chassis; a boom carried by the chassis; a conduit associated with the boom in fluid communication with the liquid tank that acts as a fluid flow path; a nozzle having an inlet in fluid communication with the conduit; a first flow sensor placed upstream of the inlet in the fluid flow path that provides a first flow signal; a second flow sensor placed downstream of the inlet in the fluid flow path that provides a second flow signal; and an electrical processing circuit coupled to the first flow sensor and the second flow sensor that is configured to compare the first and second flow signals to determine a flow rate decrease and issue an alarm if the flow rate decrease is less than a predetermined threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Bingcheng Ni
  • Patent number: 9725555
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams which are highly flame resistant are described, as well as the production of such polyurethane foams by the reaction between a natural polyol, such as sucrose or a blend of mono- or disaccharides in place of the standard hydrocarbon-based polyol component, a polyisocyanate and water in the presence of a suitable polyurethane forming catalyst and a flame retardant, and optionally one or more components such as surfactants and/or emulsifiers. The resultant polyurethane foam has a bio-based solid content ranging from about 17% to 30%, may be formulated in a variety of foam densities for a variety of applications, and exhibits a high degree of fire and burn resistance, as exhibited by the flame spread index and the smoke spread values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Urethane, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Mooney, Thomas Rathke, Charles Valentine, Douglas Svenson
  • Patent number: 9724852
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for utilizing reclaimed carpet materials in the manufacture of high density composites. Also disclosed are products manufactured by the disclosed methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: John J. M. Rees, Gregory Fowler
  • Patent number: 9605377
    Abstract: The instant invention provides to polymeric blend formulation, and a multilayer structure comprising a skin layer derived from the polymeric blend formulation, and method of making the same. The polymeric blend formulation comprises: (a) 40 to 65 percent by weight of an ethylene-based copolymer composition; (b) 15 to 40 percent by weight of a chlorinated olefin polymer composition; (c) from 0.1 to 25 percent by weight of a filler; (d) 10 to 30 weight percent by weight of an adhesion promoting agent; and (e) optionally, 1 to 4 percent by weight of a mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Sherrika D. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9574288
    Abstract: A multifilament, a monofilament, a non-woven or a tape, each having 1 to 2000 Denier per filament and a draw ratio of 1:2 to 1:11 and each made of a composition containing the components (A) a polyolefin, (B) for example a compound of the formula (B-1-a-1), (C) for example a compound of the formula (C-1-b-1), wherein b1 is a number from 2 to 20, and optionally (D) one or more inorganic and/or organic pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Daniel Mueller, Jean-Roch Pauquet, Anthony Judge, Hanspeter Meyer
  • Patent number: 9399887
    Abstract: A weatherstripping for use with a frame having at least one channel comprises a backing and a weatherstripping material coupled to the backing. The backing has a front surface, a bottom surface opposite the front surface, a first side edge, a second side edge opposite the first side edge, a central support defining a central axis, and a plurality of alternating tabs extending from the central support to the first side edge to define notched out spaces between the alternating tabs. The second side edge defines a plane that is parallel to the central axis of the central support. The weatherstripping material, which is coupled to the backing, extends from the front surface of the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: GREENSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Steven Robert Abramson
  • Patent number: 9376769
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are carpets and carpet tiles comprising a primary backing material having a face and a back side; a plurality of fibers attached to the primary backing material and extending from the face of the primary backing material and exposed at the back side of the primary backing material; and an adhesive composition. The adhesive composition generally comprises at least one homogenously branched ethylene polymer. Also disclosed are methods for manufacturing the disclosed carpets and carpet tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: John O. Bieser, Joseph A. Dibbern, Charles F. Diehl, James D. Goins, David C. Kelley, Rexford A. Maugans, Osborne K. McKinney, Lichih R. Peng, Robert R. Turley
  • Patent number: 9315939
    Abstract: A monofilament with longitudinally oriented grooves and fabrics made thereof having reduced air permeability, wherein the reduced permeability is achieved without using additional coatings or stuffer yarns. Bicomponent monofilaments made from these grooved monofilaments using solution or wire coating have improved coating adhesion and may also include a conductive coating. In addition, the grooved bicomponent monofilaments may include a wear-indicating mechanism. Also disclosed are monofilaments with grooves formed in its surfaces. Advantageously, these grooved monofilaments exhibit improved adhesion to “sheet-grip” coatings, as compared with circular monofilaments. In addition, fabrics comprising these grooved monofilaments demonstrate improved air handling. The grooved monofilaments may be incorporated in a fabric as MD yarns, CD yarns, or both CD and MD yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Shuiyuan Luo, Alan Billings, Michael Josef
  • Patent number: 9267241
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent sanitary paper product having a machine direction, a cross-machine direction orthogonal and co-planar thereto, and a Z-direction orthogonal to both the machine- and cross-machine directions is disclosed. The method provides the steps of: providing a first and second network of fibers each having opposing first and second sides where each fiber of the first network of fibers has a longitudinal axis generally disposed within the plane comprising the machine- and cross-machine-directions; applying a first bonding layer to one of the first and second sides of the first network of fibers; applying a first and second second network of fibers to the first bonding layer; and, placing the first and second network of fibers into face-to-face contacting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Kevin Benson McNeil, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 9260823
    Abstract: A method of forming a substrate for a sports surface of a sports pitch includes the steps of: a) Agglomerating plastics materials; b) Granulating the agglomerated plastics materials to form granules having a predetermined range of sizes; c) In situ coating the granules with a binding material so that they form a fluent material; d) Forming a layer of the fluent material on the site of the sports pitch; and e) Setting the laid material such that the granules adhere where they contact each other to form a voided water permeable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ten Cate Thiolon B.V.
    Inventor: Robin John Craven
  • Patent number: 9174112
    Abstract: A synthetic, low maintenance bocce court with a surface comprising (a) a force-reduction layer comprising a open or closed cell foam material having a density with Shore A Durometer hardness of about 25 or more; (b) an embedding resin; (c) a bonding layer between the force reduction layer and the embedding resin, wherein the bonding layer comprises a non-woven mesh embedded in a polymer resin and, optionally, fused to a polymer wear layer; (d) elastomeric particles embedded in the embedding resin; and (e) a finish layer over the elastomeric particles and embedding resin; as well as a method of manufacturing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Philip Park
  • Patent number: 9051693
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent sanitary paper product having a machine direction, a cross-machine direction orthogonal and co-planar thereto, and a Z-direction orthogonal to both the machine- and cross-machine directions is disclosed. The method provides the steps of: providing a first and second network of fibers each having opposing first and second sides where each fiber of the first network of fibers has a longitudinal axis generally disposed within the plane comprising the machine- and cross-machine-directions; applying a first bonding layer to one of the first and second sides of the first network of fibers; applying a first second network of fibers to the first bonding layer; and, placing the first and second network of fibers into face-to-face contacting engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Kevin Benson McNeil, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Publication number: 20150118437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle part material structure for sound insulation for the motor vehicle interior and motor vehicle trunk, namely floor mats floor coverings, and trunk linings, that makes it possible to industrially implement complete reprocessing of the entire composite, in particular the fiber material. The motor vehicle part has a PIT fiber layer, an optional substrate layer made of PET and/or COPET, an optional PET adhesive layer, a PET adhesive layer, a layer made of PET fiber nonwoven & brie or woven fabric, and an insulating layer made of PET/COPET.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Volkmar Schulze, Norbert Nicolai, André Feole, Fabrizio Fornasa, Federica Filotto
  • 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: 20150093538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terry product consisting of a textile base material and a pile associated with the base material, which is characterized in that the base material and/or the pile comprise(s) at least partially a cellulose fiber selected from the group consisting of viscose fibers, modal fibers, polynosic fibers and lyocell, which cellulose fiber has a titer of more than
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Denitza Ivanoff, Susanne Jary, Gert Kroner, Johann Leitner
  • Publication number: 20150093537
    Abstract: A method of forming a textile element (10) for use as a structural support component in a garment. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing a fabric strip (12) having a plush surface (16); (ii) applying a thermoplastic coating (14) to the plush surface (16) of the fabric strip (12) so that the thermoplastic coating (14) penetrates the plush surface (16); and (iii) allowing the thermoplastic coating (14) to cool and rigidify so as to embed at least surface yarns of the plush surface (16) in the thermoplastic coating (14) and thereby form a composite structure at the juncture (J) between the thermoplastic coating (14) and the plush surface (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Stretchline Intellectual Properties Limited
    Inventor: Miles Stephen Cain
  • Patent number: 8986808
    Abstract: An artificial turf is disclosed having a base and a plurality of synthetic fibers attached to and extending upward from the base, the fibers comprising a chlorin-based organic colorant and the colorant reflects infrared radiation in the range of 700 to 1,100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Milo George, Randolph S. Reddick
  • Patent number: 8945337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to produce a polymeric sheet comprising the steps of providing an acid-based polymer, providing a neutralizing agent, the neutralizing agent being selected from the group consisting of an organic metallic compound, a metallic salt of a fatty acid, and an ionomer, or a mixture thereof, providing a processing oil, mixing said acid-based polymer, said neutralizing agent, said processing oil, to obtain a polymeric composition, and processing said polymeric composition to form a polymeric sheet. The polymeric sheet may be used as a component, or as a substrate, of a surface covering. The polymeric sheet may also be used to form polymeric particles which are component of so-called “homogenous”, or substrate-free, surface covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Caldas, Daniel Tremblay, Marcus Hyde, Jean-François Courtoy
  • Publication number: 20150024150
    Abstract: The present document relates to surface covering panel assembly for installation over a receiving surface and under a top layer. The surface covering panel assembly includes substantially identical surface covering panels. Each one of the surface covering panels includes a sheet member made of a first flexible material, the sheet member defining a first surface for interfacing with the top layer and a second surface, a padding layer panel made of a second flexible material, the padding layer panel defining a first surface for partially covering the second surface defined by the sheet member and a second surface for interfacing with the receiving surface, and an edge being adapted for releasable attachment to one of the at least other substantially identical surface covering panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Frédéric Vachon, Richard DiPietro
  • Patent number: 8936748
    Abstract: Artificial turf has a base layer, a multiplicity of blades fixed in and projecting upward from the base layer, and a mass of damping material on the base layer and through which the blades project. Each of the blades is at least partially formed of a polyester of terephthalic acid made from waste. The polyester is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), both from waste. The base layer is a flat primary layer, preferably a textile and preferably consists of plastic, a polyolefin and/or a polyester of terephthalic acid, preferably a polyester of terephthalic acid from waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Reifenhaeuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Juergen Morton-Finger
  • Patent number: 8935824
    Abstract: A wipe structure of stitch bonded construction incorporating one or more substrate layers of an absorbent material with a barrier layer across a face side of the absorbent material and a preformed lightweight loop fabric disposed across the underside of the absorbent layers with loops projecting away from the absorbent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd
    Inventor: Lori Shannon Sears
  • Publication number: 20150017376
    Abstract: This invention relates to tufted floorcovering articles that are washable in commercial, industrial, and/or residential washing machines. In particular, this invention relates to modular carpet tiles that are constructed in such a way as to withstand exposure to at least one wash cycle in an automatic washing machine. The carpet tiles are designed to be soiled, washed, and re-used, thereby providing ideal end-use applications such as entryway floorcovering articles. A further advantage includes the ability to print advertising logos on the carpet tiles and easily change out the advertising logos as desired. Both features of the carpet tile of the present invention are achievable, at least in part, because the surface of the tile that contacts the floor does not require any type of adhesive in order to use the carpet tile for its intended function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Randall J. Smith, Benjamin A. Trogdon