With Coating, Impregnation, Or Bond Patents (Class 428/96)
  • Patent number: 11214900
    Abstract: A ball-shaped light heat generating fiber aggregate and a method for producing the same include a light heat generating material that is sprayed and applied to any one filament or a mixture of two or more filaments selected from the group consisting of a polyamide-based filament, a polyester-based filament, and a polypropylene-based filament, opening and mixing the same to separate the filaments, and producing a ball-shaped fiber aggregate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Ventex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Chan Ko, Eun Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11101747
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a textile-based energy generator includes first and second electrode substrates, each of the first and second electrode substrates including a textile structure and an energy generation layer between the first and second electrode substrates, the energy generation layer on at least one of the first and second electrode substrates, the energy generation layer configured to generate electrical energy by at least one of generating friction between different materials and contacting and separating the different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihyun Bae, Jongjin Park, Seongmin Kim, Byoungsun Lee
  • Patent number: 11060006
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method for manufacturing a laminated textile product comprising providing a first intermediate product comprising a primary backing having a front surface and a back surface, and yarns stitched into the primary 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 said heated surface, to at least partly melt the yarns present in the intermediate product to bond the yarns to the backing, wherein the part of the back surface that is pressed against the heated surface has a relative speed with respect to the heated surface, so as to provide a second intermediate product having a calendered back surface, providing a dimensionally stable carrier sheet or secondary backing, and connecting the second intermediate product to the carrier sheet by providing a hot melt adhesive between the calendered surface and the sheet, and pressing the sheet to t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Michel Poul Tichelaar, Cornelis Eme Koning, Jan Henderikus Udding, Wilhelmina Westerhof, Chris Reutelingsperger, Adriaan Hofland
  • Patent number: 10961461
    Abstract: Clean, safe and efficient methods, systems, and processes for utilizing thermolysis methods to processes to convert various e-waste sources into Clean Fuel Gas and Char source are disclosed. The invention processes e-waste sources, such as for example whole circuit boards, to effectively shred and/or grind the waste source, and then process using thermolysis methods to destroy and/or separate halogen and other dangerous components to provide a Clean Fuel Gas and Char source, along with the ability to recover precious metals and other valuable components from the Char.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CHZ Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry W. Brandhorst, Jr., Ullrich H. Engel, Charles T. Ludwig, Ernest J. Zavoral, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10947666
    Abstract: A leather-like fabric has a feel of natural nubuck leather and a napped feel and air permeability of suede leather, as well as high wear resistance. The leather-like fabric includes a fibrous structure including ultrafine fibers having an average monofilament fineness of 0.0001 dtex or more and 0.5 dtex or less, at least one surface of the fibrous structure being napped, the napped surface having resin layers located discontinuously, and each of the resin layers containing two or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoharu Hirose, Akihito Tsukamoto, Katsuya Okajima, Masaru Masaki
  • Patent number: 10870128
    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: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Polymer Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Stephan Sick, Frank Lucarelli, Axel Hinrichs, Andreas Schulze-Ising
  • Patent number: 10662587
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a fiber base material and a first pattern. The first pattern decorates a surface of the fiber base material. The first pattern is formed by a resin portion made of resin. The resin portion adheres to the surface of the fiber base material. In the first pattern, a height of the resin portion from the surface of the fiber base material changes on the surface of the fiber base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiko Maeda
  • Patent number: 10640915
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides articles of manufacture with improved moisture control as well as methods of making such articles. In some embodiments, provided herein the article has a fabric with an outer hydrophobic surface and an inner surface with hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions where the hydrophilic regions can form a pattern, allowing moisture to collect and move through the pattern, and the hydrophobic regions prevent the whole inner surface from becoming moist and the outer hydrophobic regions does not show moisture. The fabric may be used to make garments. The entire inner surface of the garment may be patterned with hydrophilic patterns for partial absorption, and the entire outer surface of the garment is hydrophobic, thereby preventing perspiration from being seen from outside of the garment. Further provided herein are methods of making fabrics with improved moisture control including by printing or knitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DRYCO, INC.
    Inventors: Siyuan Xing, Rachel Foote
  • Patent number: 10538707
    Abstract: Clean, safe and efficient methods, systems, and processes for utilizing thermolysis methods to processes to convert various carpet, rug, polymeric materials and other waste sources, such as solid waste, tires, manure, auto shredder residue, glass and carbon fiber composite materials, municipal solid wastes, medical wastes, waste wood and the like into a Clean Fuel Gas and Char source are disclosed. The invention processes the carpet, rug, polymeric material to effectively shred and/or grind the waste source, such as post-consumer carpet remnants and waste, and then process using thermolysis methods to destroy and/or separate halogen and other dangerous components to provide a Clean Fuel Gas and Char source. Additional waste sources, such as solid waste, tires, manure, auto shredder residue, glass and carbon fiber composite materials, municipal solid wastes, medical wastes, waste wood and the like, are suitable for the processing of the invention disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CHZ Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Henry W. Brandhorst, Jr., Ullrich H. Engel, Charles T. Ludwig, Ernest J. Zavoral, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10403491
    Abstract: Provided are a method for treating a pattern structure which is capable of inhibiting collapse of a pattern structure, a method for manufacturing an electronic device including such a treatment method, and a treatment liquid for inhibiting collapse of a pattern structure. The method for treating a pattern structure includes applying a treatment liquid containing a fluorine-based polymer having a repeating unit containing a fluorine atom to a pattern structure formed of an inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Mizutani, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10363727
    Abstract: An in-line method for manufacturing a plurality of multilayer pads, and the resultant pads. Provided are either a web of fusible base-pad-forming material and a web of fusible intermediate barrier-layer-forming material or a bottom fusible web, and a web of fusible handle-forming material. There is no need for handle-forming material to have a width less than the width of pads being manufactured; it can be challenging to maintain the lateral alignment of multiple handle-forming strips. Either one or two thermal bonding stations are employed, with particular bonding patterns, before pads are cut out. The handle has an outer periphery coextensive with the outer periphery of the base pad and handle layers. The pads have either “wings” handles, or “L”-shaped handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Woods, Marilyn S. Woods
  • Patent number: 10301508
    Abstract: The invention provides a chemical-mechanical polishing composition comprising (a) wet-process ceria, (b) a water-soluble cationic polymer or copolymer, (c) an aromatic carboxylic acid or heteroaromatic carboxylic acid, and (d) water, wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 3 to about 6. The invention further provides a method of chemically-mechanically polishing a substrate with the inventive chemical-mechanical polishing composition. Typically, the substrate contains silicon oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Viet Lam, Tina Li
  • Patent number: 10260963
    Abstract: The invention is a fabric-based article, or linen, including a temperature-sensing indicator to report whether the article has been subjected to laundering/processing temperatures in excess of a threshold recommended temperature. The temperature-sensing indicator visually reports whether the fabric-based article has exceeded the threshold temperature by changing color upon application of heat in excess of the threshold temperature. The temperature-sensing indicator may be incorporated into the body of the linen itself as part of the fabric or may be affixed to a linen as a tag or label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WESTPOINT HOME LLC
    Inventors: Norm Savaria, Billy Harris, Judson Lusk
  • Patent number: 10102840
    Abstract: If a thickness of a sound absorber arranged in a vehicle and clearances in the vehicle do not match and gaps are formed between the sound absorber and the respective members in the vehicle, abnormal noise due to the mutual contact of the members and noise outside the vehicle enter the vehicle interior to impair vehicle interior quietness. This is solved by a sound absorber which includes a nonwoven fabric containing 5 to 50 mass % of second fibers having a lower melting point than that of first fibers and can cause the first and second fibers to be more loosely interfaced and increase a volume of the nonwoven fabric by heating the nonwoven fabric to about the melting point of the second fibers and softening or melting the second fibers even after production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Takata
  • Patent number: 9923273
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing and turning a near field communication antenna is provided. A method for manufacturing and tuning a near field communication antenna comprising loading one or more ferrite substrates onto a workstation, loading an antenna biscuit onto the workstation, the antenna biscuit comprising one or more interconnected antennas, stamping the antenna biscuit to form one or more individual antennas, applying the one or more individual antennas to the one or more ferrite substrates to form one or more antenna assemblies, and adjusting placement of the one or more individual antennas relative to the ferrite substrates to adjust functional properties of the one or more antenna assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: A.K. Stamping Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Kurz, Bernard Duetsch
  • Patent number: 9874769
    Abstract: A cloth attachment device includes a frame, and further includes: a first roller arranged on the frame and capable of being rotated around its axis relative to the frame; a transmission mechanism arranged on the frame and capable of being moved relative to the frame, a to-be-attached cloth being arranged between the first roller and the transmission mechanism, two opposite surfaces of the to-be-attached cloth being in contact with a first position on the transmission mechanism and a second position on the first roller, respectively; and a driving mechanism configured to drive the first roller to rotate and drive the transmission mechanism to move in such a manner that the first position and the second position are moved in an identical direction, thereby to enable, through the transmission mechanism, the to-be-attached cloth between the first roller and the transmission mechanism to be curled up around the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Xiang, Laifeng Liu, Jiayong Dong
  • Patent number: 9803044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorine-containing oligomer comprising a copolymer of a fluoroalkyl alcohol (meth)acrylic acid derivative represented by the general formula: CnF2n+1(CH2CF2)a(CF2CF2)b(CH2CH2)cOCOCR?CH2??[I] wherein R is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, n is an integer of 1 to 6, a is an integer of 1 to 4; b is an integer of 0 to 3; and c is an integer of 1 to 3; and a (meth)acrylic acid derivative represented by the general formula: (CH2?CRCO)mR???[II] wherein R is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, m is 1, 2, or 3; and when m is 1, R? is OH group, NH2 group that is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted with an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a monovalent group derived from an alkylene glycol or polyalkylene glycol group containing an alkylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms; when m is 2 or 3, R? is a divalent or trivalent organic group derived from a diol or triol. The copolymerization reaction is performed using a hydrocarbon-based peroxide or azo compound polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Unimatec Co., Ltd., Hirosaki University
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Sato, Hideo Sawada
  • Patent number: 9639799
    Abstract: According to at least one exemplary embodiment, a system, method and apparatus for a matrix-less inlay design may be described. The system, method and apparatus can include the formation of an inlay with a pattern, such as a starburst pattern, surrounding an antenna that can be formed during laser ablation process. The starburst pattern may be utilized to provide for the efficient generation of inlays of varying sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Sam M. Gladstone
  • Patent number: 9545369
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed that includes pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments that are substantially devoid of sericin, wherein the composition has an average weight average molecular weight ranging from about 17 kDa to about 38 kDa, wherein the composition has a polydispersity of between about 1.5 and about 3.0, wherein the composition is substantially homogeneous, wherein the composition between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of inorganic residuals, and wherein the composition includes between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of organic residuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Silk Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Rebecca L. Horan, Rachel Lee Dow, Rachel M. Lind, Dylan S. Haas
  • Patent number: 9522108
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed that includes pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments that are substantially devoid of sericin, wherein the composition has an average weight average molecular weight ranging from about 17 kDa to about 38 kDa, wherein the composition has a polydispersity of between about 1.5 and about 3.0, wherein the composition is substantially homogeneous, wherein the composition between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of inorganic residuals, and wherein the composition includes between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of organic residuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Silk Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Rebecca L. Horan, Rachel Lee Dow, Rachel M. Lind, Dylan S. Haas
  • Patent number: 9517191
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed that includes pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments that are substantially devoid of sericin, wherein the composition has an average weight average molecular weight ranging from about 17 kDa to about 38 kDa, wherein the composition has a polydispersity of between about 1.5 and about 3.0, wherein the composition is substantially homogeneous, wherein the composition between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of inorganic residuals, and wherein the composition includes between 0 ppm to about 500 ppm of organic residuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Silk Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Rebecca L. Horan, Rachel Lee Dow, Rachel M. Lind, Dylan S. Haas
  • Patent number: 9422729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a chip inlaid flooring material using a PLA resin. The chip inlaid flooring material includes a chip inlaid layer, a dimension stabilizing layer, and a base layer, from the top of the flooring material, wherein at least one of the chip inlaid layer and the base layer includes polylactic acid (PLA) resin as a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jong Kwon, Ji-Young Kim, Ki-Bong Park, Chang-Won Kang, Jun-Hyuk Kwon, Sang-Sun Park, Jang-Ki Kim, Gyeong-Min Lee, Cheng-Zhe Huang
  • Patent number: 9259059
    Abstract: A loop member for a mechanical fastener comprises a nonwoven web, the nonwoven web having a pattern of intersecting bond lines. The pattern is characterized in that at least a portion comprises a first plurality of non-intersecting continuous bond lines and a second plurality of non-intersecting continuous bond lines, each non-intersecting continuous bond line of the first plurality intersecting each non-intersecting continuous bond line of the second plurality. The intersecting bond lines define unbonded pattern elements, each of the pattern elements being at least partially bounded by non-linear segments of the bond lines. The bond pattern for a nonwoven web is suitable for use as a loop member of a mechanical fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Horn, John Norman Simmons
  • Patent number: 9062219
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, there are articles including hydrophobic composite coating and methods of forming a hydrophobic composite coating. The method of forming a hydrophobic composite coating can include providing a substrate, wherein the substrate can include at least one region. The method can also include providing a dispersion including a plurality of carbon nanotubes, a stabilizer, a hydrophobic polymer, and a solvent, wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes can be selected from the group consisting of single wall carbon nanotubes and multiple wall carbon nanotubes, and wherein each of the plurality of carbon nanotubes has an aspect ratio of at least about 10. The method can further include applying the dispersion to the one region to form a coated substrate and heating the coated substrate to form a hydrophobic composite coating such that the hydrophobic composite coating has a water contact angle of at least about 120°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Qi Zhang, Gail Song, Sandra Gardner
  • Publication number: 20150147518
    Abstract: Flame retardant panels generally include an adaptive cover layer and underlying batting layer. The cover layer includes a moisture vapor permeable synthetic fibrous layer, and a liquid impermeable but moisture vapor permeable thermoplastic layer disposed on an outer face of the cover layer, wherein the liquid impermeable but moisture vapor permeable thermoplastic layer is in an amount of about 2 to 15% by weight based on a total weight of the synthetic fibrous layer and the thermoplastic layer. The underlying batting layer can have a top surface and a bottom surface, the layer comprising a plurality of substantially vertically oriented flame retardant treated fibers extending from the top surface to the bottom surface; and a binder material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, James P. Ross
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150086746
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous compositions suitable for use as binders or adhesives in carpet products. Such compositions, prior to being applied to carpet substrates and cured, comprise vinyl ester/ethylene copolymer dispersions, along with other optional comonomers. The compositions are made by a continuous emulsion polymerisation that utilises a continuous loop reactor with a secondary line section. Carpet products which utilise such coating compositions to provide binder and/or adhesive layer within the carpet are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CELANESE EMULSIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Lizandra B.R. de Castro, David Adams
  • 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: 8946111
    Abstract: Permeable composite fibrous catalytic sheets comprised of at least three distinct solid phases. A first solid phase is a 3-dimensional porous network of a non-conductive porous ceramic material. A second solid phase is an electrically conductive phase comprised of randomly oriented electrically conductive fibers. A third phase is comprised of catalytic particles dispersed on said 3-dimensional porous network, said conductive fibers, or both. A fourth phase can be present, which fourth phase is comprised one or more conductive species or one or more non conductive species embedded in said first solid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Juzer Jangbarwala
  • Publication number: 20140349060
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous carpet-coating compositions suitable for use as binders or adhesives in carpet products. Such compositions, prior to being applied to carpet substrates and cured, comprise: A) a selected type of vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersion which has been stabilized with emulsifiers and a cellulose ether-based protective colloid, and B) at least one carbon black based filler in the form of a dispersion/slurry with a solids content between 20 and 70%. These coating compositions exhibit especially desirable initial viscosity and viscosity stability characteristics. Carpet products which utilize such coating compositions to provide binder and/or adhesive layer within the carpet are also disclosed. Such carpet products can have desirable odor-controlling and odor-absorbing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: CELANESE EMULSIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Harmin Mueller, Paul Stuart Wormald, Paolo Bavaj
  • Publication number: 20140212618
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printed textile substrate, such as a floorcovering article, and a process for making a printed textile substrate. The printed textile substrate contains areas of low viscosity printing ink and high viscosity printing ink. The process for making the textile substrate includes a one pass manufacturing step that results in a textile substrate having areas of low viscosity and high viscosity printing inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel T. McBride, Jenny S. Kimbrell, Simon X. Zhang, Tammy Walker
  • Publication number: 20140205789
    Abstract: A coated fabric comprising a fabric substrate and a coating on said substrate, the coating comprising a binder and expandable graphite dispersed throughout the binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
  • Patent number: 8778474
    Abstract: A repositionable medium includes a base, a paper, and a first repositionable adhesive. The base has a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end edge, and a second end edge. The paper is fixedly coupled to the top surface of the base proximate to the first end edge. The paper has an inner edge and an outer edge. The outer edge is closer to the first end edge than the inner edge is to the first end edge. The inner edge is spaced a first distance from the first end edge of the base. The first repositionable adhesive is fixed to the bottom surface of the base and is not present in a first low adhesion area at a line across a width of the base and spaced a second distance from the second end edge of the base. The second distance equals the length of the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay K. Sato, Douglas W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140170368
    Abstract: Provided is a fibrous columnar structure aggregate including a plurality of fibrous columnar structures on a surface of a substrate, the fibrous columnar structure aggregate having an extremely high adhesion strength between the substrate and the fibrous columnar structures. A fibrous columnar structure aggregate (10) is a fibrous columnar structure aggregate including: a substrate (1); and a plurality of fibrous columnar structures (2) provided on a surface of the substrate, in which: one end (2a) of each of the plurality of fibrous columnar structures is adhered to the surface of the substrate; and an adhesion strength between the plurality of fibrous columnar structures and the surface of the substrate is 25 N/cm2 or more at 25° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Youhei Maeno
  • Publication number: 20140162018
    Abstract: Disclosed are carpet products made using a first copolymer precoat adhesive to secure carpet fibers to a carpet backing or substrates in combination with a second copolymer skipcoat adhesive for securing a carpet scrim or other layer to a carpet backing. The first copolymer is a copolymer of a vinyl ester and ethylene and a cross-linking comonomer, and the second copolymer is a copolymer of styrene and butadiene. Such emulsions are stabilized with surfactant emulsifiers but are preferably substantially free of protective colloid stabilizers. The first copolymer exhibits an elongation value greater than 125% at 110° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese Emulsions GmbH
    Inventors: David Lunsford, Rajeev Farwaha, Rebekah Stuart
  • Publication number: 20140154457
    Abstract: Described herein are low add-on fiber lubricant compositions useful in the production of synthetic fibers. The compositions and methods described herein impart or enhance one or more properties of the fibers such as, for example, dry soil resistance, liquid repellency, or a combination thereof. Fibers produced with the lubricant compositions with the compositions described herein and articles comprising the treated fibers are also described herein. These compositions are composed of (a) a lubricant component, (b) a friction modifier, and (c) water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ARROWSTAR LLC
    Inventors: James R. BARTLEY, Vance W. BROWN
  • MAT
    Publication number: 20140134387
    Abstract: Provided is a mat which is capable of significantly contributing to sound and healthy life environment, and particularly capable of effectively reducing energy of electromagnetic waves, vibrations, sounds, impacts, radiations and so on and which has excellent antibacterial properties, antiviral properties, anti-allergen properties and deoderization properties. The mat (11) is a mat with a backing layer (13) formed on the back surface side of a fiber surface layer (12), wherein at least one of the fiber surface layer (12) and the backing layer (13) contains an organic attenuating filler (marked as ?), a radiation reduction filler (marked as ?), an iodine-based compound (marked as ?) and an allergen reduction filler (marked as ?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: DAIWA CO., LTD., SHOUEI CO., LTD., YACHIYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei Yamada, Mitsuo Hori
  • Publication number: 20140127448
    Abstract: A two-part adhesive includes an A side, a B side, at least one of a polyurethane prepolymer and a diisocyanate, at least one polyol, at least one catalyst, and at least one chain extender. The two-part adhesive may include an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ADCO Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Miller, Paul Snowwhite
  • Publication number: 20140087120
    Abstract: An aqueous carpet coating composition includes a particulate filler, a polymeric thickener and an aqueous dispersion of a copolymer that includes vinyl acetate units and ethylene units. The dispersion stabilization system includes a) 1.5 to 3 wt % of a combination of polyvinyl alcohols including a1) one or more partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohols with a degree of hydrolysis of 85 to 95 mol % and a Hoeppler viscosity of 10-33 mPa·s, and a2) one or more highly hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohols with a degree of hydrolysis of 98 to 100 mol % and a Hoeppler viscosity of 10-33 mPa·s; and b) 1.5 to 3 wt % of an emulsifier component consisting of one or more nonionic emulsifiers and one or more anionic emulsifiers. The dispersion has a viscosity of ?1500 mPa·s and the viscosity of the coating composition is 6000 to 7000 mPa·s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Wacker Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis Sagl, John McClurken, Ronald Joseph Pangrazi
  • Patent number: 8658269
    Abstract: A floor mat includes a perforated carpet and a thermoplastic rubber base. The base is formed around the perimeter of the carpet and through the carpet's perforations so that it integrates with the carpet and forms ribs and bosses adjacent the perforations, while leaving portions of the carpet exposed. The portions are left exposed by pinch-off ribbing within in the mold for forming the mat, which isolates the portions from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy H. Parkes, Willard K. Rice, III, Erik E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140050879
    Abstract: Methods and treatment compositions for imparting durable antimicrobial properties to carpet are provided. The method includes applying a composition comprising a first antimicrobial compound and a fluoropolymer to the carpet substrate. The carpet substrate may be steamed thereafter. The treatment composition may comprise a fluoropolymer, an antimicrobial compound selected from a group consisting of zinc pyrithione, a silver-containing antimicrobial compound and combinations thereof, and a foamer. Carpet products treated with the treatment composition or treated in accordance with the methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Beaulieu Group, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Mull, James Lesslie, Danny S. Wade
  • Patent number: 8651286
    Abstract: Provided are spunbond polyester mats using an improved curable composition. Such curable composition comprises the reaction product of an aldehyde or ketone and an amine salt of an inorganic acid. The composition when applied to spunbond polyester continuous filaments is cured to form a water-insoluble polymer binder which exhibits good adhesion and thermodimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, James Patrick Hamilton, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 8652590
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polarizing plate having low moisture absorption, wherein fading deterioration of a polarizer is improved. A liquid crystal display using the polarizing plate is also disclosed. The polarizing plate is obtained by sandwiching a polarizer composed of a polyvinyl alcohol with an acrylic film (a) having a water vapor permeability of 100-500 g/m2·24 hr and a cellulose ester film (b1) containing no phosphate plasticizer or a cellulose ester film (b2) containing a phosphate plasticizer and an acid scavenger. The polarizing plate is arranged on at least one side of a liquid crystal cell, with the cellulose ester film (b1) or (B2) being on the liquid crystal cell side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Takebe, Masataka Takimoto, Nobuo Kubo
  • Patent number: 8652658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the production of C-plane single crystal sapphire is disclosed. The method and apparatus may use edge defined film-fed growth techniques for the production of single crystal material exhibiting low polycrystallinity and/or low dislocation density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitali Tatartchenko, Christopher D. Jones, Steven Anthony Zanella, John W. Locher, Fery Pranadi
  • Publication number: 20140037891
    Abstract: Disclosed are spray-on anti-soil formulations, and methods for treating fibers, carpets, and fabrics with the same. The anti-soil formulations comprise a synergistic blend of an anti-soil component and a stain blocker component adapted to be sprayed-on a fiber, carpet, or fabric instead of known exhaust applications. The anti-soil component can be either fluorochemical or non-fluorochemical based, while the stain blocker can comprise any chemical that blocks positively charged dye sites. Fibers, carpets, and fabrics treated with the anti-soil formulations exhibit superior anti-soil characteristics compared to sprayed-on fluorochemicals and exhibit similar anti-soil characteristics compared to known exhaust application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Sundar Mohan Rao
  • 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: 20140030473
    Abstract: There is disclosed a floor covering comprising a primary backing having a fibrous face and an underside; and a microwave cured precoat layer on the underside of the primary backing. There is also disclosed herein a method of making a floor covering comprising: tufting or implanting a fibrous material or yarn into a primary backing; precoating the underside of the primary backing layer by applying a precoating composition followed by microwave curing the precoating. An apparatus for curing a precoated primary backing layer also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Interface Aust. Pty Limited
    Inventor: Michael Lindsay Boyd
  • Publication number: 20140013570
    Abstract: The invention is a towel having a fabric base having a quadrilateral shape and a coupled first horizontal strip having a quadrilateral shape, the first horizontal strip being coupled proximate the top edge of the fabric base in a manner so as to create a loop formed by the fabric base and first horizontal strip. The invention is also a method of securing the towel to a rod, rack, bar or handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Melissa Livingston
  • Patent number: 8618190
    Abstract: A latex marking ink suitable for marking rubber articles has been developed. The ink comprises vulcanizable rubber latex, pigment, vulcanizing agent, and non-ionic stabilizer dispersed in water. Shear stability is dramatically and unexpectedly increased by the presence of the non-ionic stabilizer even though viscosity also increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Heather E. Burik, Steve White
  • Patent number: 8590702
    Abstract: A base structure of a golf bag includes an upper frame, a lower frame, a base and a bag connected between the upper frame and the lower frame. The upper frame is provided with an outer support to support the bag and an auxiliary rod to support the outer support. The base and the lower frame have corresponding pivot holes for insertion a shaft. The lower frame and the base are pivotally connected. The lower frame can be turned an angle relative to the base. The base further has a front pivot hole for pivot connection of the auxiliary rod. The lower frame has a front oblique surface. When the bag is placed at an angle, the lower frame will be turned an angle and the front oblique surface of the lower frame leans against the base so that the golf bag is placed steady.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Wei Hung Lai