Coating Or Impregnation Functions To Soften The Feel Of Or Improve The "hand" Of The Fabric Patents (Class 442/102)
  • Patent number: 9708503
    Abstract: An aqueous binder system including a mixture of urea-formaldehyde resin and water-dispersible polyester resin. A combination of the binder system applied to fiber insulation, a composite glass mat, glass/polyester mat, polyester mat, or substrate of a coated abrasive product. Fiber insulation, a composite glass mat, glass/polyester mat, polyester mat, or coated abrasive product with the binder system including urea-formaldehyde resin and water-dispersible polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Bear, Gregory D. Briner, Thomas L. McNeal
  • Patent number: 9150819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition and method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness with reduced yellowing. More particularly, the present invention relates to a solid fabric conditioning composition and a method for treating a textile with a solid fabric conditioning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda L. Wetrosky, Caleb W. Jones, Charles A. Hodge, Erin J. Dahlquist, Amanda R. Blattner
  • Publication number: 20150147568
    Abstract: Nonwoven fabrics comprising an organopolysiloxane polymer coating that can impart softness to said nonwoven fabric surface. Also disclosed are disposable absorbent articles comprising said nonwoven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Carola Barrera, Steven Daryl Smith, Robert Joseph McChain, Yonas Gizaw, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Charles William Neal, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 8815755
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to polydiorganosiloxane oils having branched carbamate functions, their preparation and their use as softeners in the textile industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventor: Pascal Steffanut
  • Patent number: 8795543
    Abstract: A fabric treatment composition including a sizing agent and a silicone solvent is provided. The sizing agent is a hydrogenated rosin ester. The silicone solvent is a volatile silicone solvent. Optionally, co-solvents and dispersing agents may be included. A method of treating a fabric article and the treated fabric article are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Fabritec International Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Eugene Mains, Laura Ruth Pero
  • Patent number: 8658252
    Abstract: The present invention has for its object a prefabricated sealing membrane formed by a support, coated on at least one surface, and preferably impregnated throughout, with a modified bitumen base composition, characterized in that the thermoplastic bituminous composition for coating and/or impregnation is a bituminous binder modified by a thermoplastic polyurethane having the following weight proportion: 40 to 90% bitumen, 10 to 50% thermoplastic polyurethane, 0 to 10% aromatic oil, 0 to 50% filler, 0 to 0.5% catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Soprema
    Inventors: Pierre Etienne Bindschedler, Remi Perrin, Corinne Schall, Arnaud Nouri
  • Publication number: 20130337710
    Abstract: Provided is a treated non-woven fabric having an improved tactile property. Also provided are products comprising the treated non-woven fabrics. Methods of preparing the treated non-woven fabrics are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Colleen M. ROCAFORT, Samir F. NAGGIAR, Clifford A. MILOW, Manasi CHAVAN, Ashish TANEJA, Simone BRIGHT, David C. ANTONUCCIO
  • Patent number: 8530362
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous compositions of one or more divalent metal crosslinked aqueous carboxylic acid group containing acrylic polymer having a Tg of ?10° C. and one or more acrylic oligomer of a molecular weight of 20,000 or less and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of equal to or lower than the Tg of the aqueous carboxylic acid group containing acrylic polymer. IN addition, the present invention provides methods of forming such compositions by polymerizing the aqueous carboxylic acid group containing acrylic polymer as a first stage of a multi-stage polymerization, followed by polymerizing the acrylic oligomer in the second or a subsequent stage by polymerizing the monomers in the in second or a subsequent stage in the presence of a chain transfer agent. Preferably, the compositions are used in soft feel applications to coat leather for, for example, furniture for home use and upholstery for automotive use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edwin H. Nungesser, Yujian You
  • Publication number: 20130157029
    Abstract: A novel pure natural and regenerative automotive and aircraft upholstery fabric made from linen and blends of linen and cotton, bamboo, wool and/or viscose with physiological and fastness properties comparable with those of currently-used materials and meeting all the requirements of the automobile and aircraft industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Jan D'Haemer
    Inventor: Christian Oschatz
  • Publication number: 20130095717
    Abstract: Provided herein are solid textile treating compositions; compositions containing colorants stabilized with one or more colorant stabilizers; compositions containing colorants that do not need to be stabilized by one or more colorant stabilizers; solid wash cycle conditioning agents; liquid textile treating compositions; cleaning agent compositions containing these; methods of making these; methods of treating textiles with these; textiles treated by these; containers containing the compositions; and methods of visually designating when a composition has reached or passed its pull date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: THE SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David VanBlarcom, Makarand S. Shevade, Alla Tartakovsky, Ewa U. Sidwa
  • Publication number: 20120178324
    Abstract: A dihydroxy end-capped sterically hindered aminated polyorganosiloxane polymer, i.e., a silanol chain stopped polymer is described. Also described, is a process for making such a polymer, where the process includes a two stage reaction of certain cyclic siloxanes with polymethyl piperidinyl siloxanes, wherein the ultimate viscosity of the reaction polymerization product is controlled primarily by the amount of water used in the final stage. Importantly, the polymers when applied to fabric can produce coatings that not only impart enhanced softening, non-yellowing, and hydrophilic properties to the fabric but also serendipitously provide a coating matrix that, when dried and/or cured, can enhance the durability of encapsulated compositions that are present on or within the fabric substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: BLUESTAR SILICONES FRANCE
    Inventors: Basil A. Behnam, Robert J. Griffiths, David V. Vandevelde
  • Patent number: 8207070
    Abstract: Polyolefin woven and nonwoven fibers, filaments and fabrics made therefrom which comprise a melt blend which comprises (a) a polyolefin; and (b) at least one compound of the formula (I) R1—(hydrophilic oligomer)??(I) wherein R1 is a straight or branched chain alkyl of 22 to 40 carbon atoms and the hydrophilic oligomer is a homo- or co-oligomer consisting of monomer units derived from monomers selected from the group consisting of ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, epichlorhydrin, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, ethylene imine, caprolactone, vinyl alcohol and vinyl acetate; and wherein the hydrophilic oligomer consists of between 2 and 10 monomer units, exhibit excellent durable wettability. The fabrics are useful in disposable diapers, training pants, feminine napkins, tampons, incontinence care products, wet and dry wipes, wound dressings, surgical capes, filter medial, battery separators and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Techmer PM, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng-Shing Li, Andrew J. Leggio, George H. Menzie, David Devore, John J. McNamara, TaHau Yu, Douglas W. Horsey
  • Publication number: 20120064787
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of producing stable nanosized colloidal suspensions of particles with limited crystallinity loss, products thereof, use of the products and an apparatus for the method. In particular the present invention relates to a wet milling method with small beads wherein the size of the final particles in suspension are stabilized in the nanorange (D50<75 nm) and at the same time the particles substantially maintain the crystallinity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: VALINGE PHOTOCATALYTIC AB
    Inventors: Steen Brummerstedt Iversen, Hans Rasmussen, Christian Ausig Christensen, Henrik Jensen, Theis Reenberg
  • Patent number: 8101533
    Abstract: A fabric treating composition comprising primarily an organopolysiloxane of formula (1) having a viscosity of 100 to 1,000,000 mPa-s at 25° C. is provided. R1 is a monovalent hydrocarbon group, R2 is a monovalent organic group of formula: —R4(NR5CH2CH2)aNR6R7 wherein R4 is a divalent hydrocarbon group, R5 to R7 are hydrogen, monovalent hydrocarbon groups, or R8, R8 is a group of formula: —(CO—C5H10O)b—R9 (R9 is hydrogen or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, b is 1 to 50), a is 0 to 4, with the proviso that at least one of R5, R6 and R7 present in the organopolysiloxane is R8, R3 is hydroxyl, —OR10, R1, or R2, R10 being a monovalent hydrocarbon group, m is 10 to 1,500, and n is 0 to 100, with the proviso that when n=0, at least one R3 is R2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Motohiko Hirai
  • Publication number: 20110039055
    Abstract: A substrate for artificial leather comprising a nonwoven fabric of bundles of microfine filaments. The substrate for artificial leather simultaneously satisfies the following requirements 1 to 4: (1) the bundle of microfine filaments comprises 8 to 70 microfine filaments having a cross-sectional shape of nearly circle; (2) the bundle of microfine filaments has a cross-sectional area of 170 to 700 ?m2 and a flatness of 4.0 or less; (3) on a cross section parallel to a thickness direction of the nonwoven fabric body, cross sections of the microfine fiber bundles exist in a density of 1500 to 3000/mm2; and (4) on a cross section parallel to a thickness direction of the nonwoven fabric body, gaps between the microfine fiber bundles have a size of 70 ?m or less. By satisfying the requirements, the substrate for artificial leather combines high level of sensuous qualities and high level of physical properties which have been considered to be mutually exclusive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori Fujisawa, Jiro Tanaka, Norio Makiyama, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto
  • Patent number: 7884037
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a wet wipe or sheet that is suitable for contacting the skin and that has a stratified wetting composition therein. More specifically, the present invention related to a wet wipe, which may optionally be an ion-triggerable, water-disintegratable wipe, wherein the organic phase, and more particularly one or more components of the organic phase, of the wetting composition is concentrated near the surface of the wipe, and the aqueous phase of the wetting composition is concentrated in the bulk of the wipe. The present invention is further directed to a number of processes for preparing such a wet wipe. For example, in one embodiment an emulsified wetting composition is applied to a fibrous substrate of the wet wipe, and then treated to destabilize the emulsion. In an alternative embodiment, an emulsified wetting composition may be destabilized prior to it being applied to the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn Sirovatka, Keisha Clarke, Scott Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20100279081
    Abstract: A system and method for depositing a substance onto a substrate comprises continuously transporting the substrate in a transport direction while traversing a deposition arrangement across the substrate to deposit the substance in a number of swathes. During such movement the positions of the deposition arrangement and the substrate are controlled with respect to one another such that the swathes complement one another to provide substantially uniform coverage of the substrate. As a result of the defined arrangement, improved substrate speeds can be achieved since there is no need for the substrate to stop at each traverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: XENNIA HOLLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit KOELE, Alan HUDD
  • Publication number: 20100255270
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fabric and a fabric structure made of yarns with reduced water absorption. The fabric comprises yarns and interstices between the yarns, the interstices between the yarns having an average width of greater than 100 ?m. At least one of the yarns is comprised of multiple fibers. Said at least one yarn has voids between the fibers wherein the voids are filled up with a polymer material. The interstices remain open and the size of the interstices is the same as before the treatment. The filling of the voids between the fibers with the polymer material prevents the absorption of water into said voids and therefore leads to reduced water absorption of the fabric. The polymer material is substantially only located within the voids of the yarn and has embedded the fibers within the outer surface of said yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: Werner Stuebiger
  • Publication number: 20100062667
    Abstract: An activated carbon fiber soft electric heating product and its manufacturing method for overcoming existing problems including uneven temperature rise and heat dissipation at surfaces of the product, unbendable feature, short life and poor safety. An activated carbon fiber cloth and a woven fiber cloth of the activated carbon fiber soft electric heating product are fixed by an epoxy resin layer, and a conducting copper net is disposed between the activated carbon fiber cloth and the epoxy resin layer and coupled to a power input wire. The manufacturing method includes the steps of: (1) spraying an epoxy resin on a surface of the woven fiber cloth, and bake-drying and hot pressing the woven fiber cloth; and (2) connecting the conducting copper net and the power input wire, laying the activated carbon fiber cloth, and performing a second-time hot pressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Ching-Ling Pan, Yung-Shun Wu
  • Patent number: 7670967
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a wet wipe product. The wet wipe product comprises a fibrous substrate and a triggerable binder formulation. The triggerable binder formulation is capable of binding the fibers in the fibrous substrate. The triggerable binder formulation may include acrylamide polymers, vinylamide/amine polymers, and mixtures. The triggerable binder formulation is insoluble in a wetting composition comprising an insolubilizing agent but is dispersible in disposal water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Michael Runge, Richard Warren Tanzer, Kelly Dean Branham, David William Koenig, Lisa Marie Kroll, Joseph Mitchell, Michael Ralph Lostocco, Marlene Ruth Lehman, William Clayton Bunyard
  • Patent number: 7638444
    Abstract: A method for treating textile fabrics is described in which there is applied to a fabric a first treatment composition comprising a fluorochemical textile treating agent. A second treatment composition is applied to one side of the fabric such that a layer of the second treatment composition is formed on that side subsequent to a drying step. A polymeric film is then adhered to the formed layer. The process and the resulting product are characterized in that no formaldehyde of formaldehydic compounds are used in the treatment compositions or the film, and a formaldehyde scavenger is included in at least one of the treatment compositions. The resulting fabric is environmentally friendly and exhibits a high degree of soil and water resistance without sacrificing aesthetic qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Preferred Finishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Bullock, Norman James Sanders, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090298368
    Abstract: A finishing composition is proposed for deposition by continuous flow inkjet technique onto a textile substrate. The composition comprises a dispersion or emulsion of a functional finishing agent in a vehicle and the jetted composition has a conductivity of greater than 500 ?S/cm. The size of particles in the dispersion or emulsion of the finishing composition is less than about 5 microns. By ensuring sufficient fineness of the particles, effective and reliable droplet deposition may proceed without clogging of the nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Johannes Antonius Craamer, James E. Fox
  • Patent number: 7589037
    Abstract: The invention relates to slickened or siliconized flame resistant fiber blends that are well suited for use in mattresses, boxsprings, upholstered furniture, fiber-filled bed clothing, transportation seating or any end use application where a soft materials are desired for flame resistant (FR) purposes. Some of the fibers in the blend are slickened. The FR fibers incorporated into these blends include both char forming FR fibers and oxygen depleting FR fibers. FR char-forming fibers are those which exhibit little shrinkage when exposed to direct flame and are not spun from polymers manufactured with halogenated monomers. Oxygen depleting FR fibers are spun from polymers manufactured with halogenated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Basofil Fibers, LLC
    Inventors: Alan C. Handermann, Scott A. Bridges
  • Patent number: 7585494
    Abstract: The invention relates to formulations containing at least one nitrogen-free polysiloxane compound, at least one polyamino polysiloxane and/or polyammonium polysiloxane compound, and/or at least one amino polysiloxane and/or ammonium polysiloxane compound, and an optional silicone-free cationic surfactant, a coacervate phase-forming agent, and carrier substances. Also disclosed are a method for the production of the inventive formulations and the use thereof for treating natural and synthetic fibrous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Lange, Christopher Roos, Roland Wagner, Martin Kropfgans, Andrew Russell Graydon, Richard Timothy Hartshorn, Jean-Pol Boutique, Patrick Firmin August Delplanque, James Pyott Johnston
  • Publication number: 20090117796
    Abstract: Fibrous substrates selected from textile substrates and leather are coated using at least one hydrophobin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thorsten Montag, Ulf Baus, Marvin Karos, Thomas Subkowski, Volker Schwendemann, Richard Baur, Christine Mendera, Claus Bollschweiler, Hans-Georg Lemaire, Gregor Brodt
  • Patent number: 7488695
    Abstract: A non-irritating multi-ply absorbent article made by treating an inner surface with one or more antimicrobial agents and treating the one or more outer surfaces with one or more siloxane compositions, and methods of making and using the same. The antimicrobial agent will remain confined to the inner portion of the absorbent article, thereby preventing irritation to the user, and the siloxane treated ply(s) will provide a pleasing, soothing, non-irritating tactile quality. In one embodiment, the siloxane composition comprises an amine-modified polysiloxane, in which case the product will also entrap any absorbed fluid, holding it in contact with the antimicrobial agent, and preventing it from wetting through the product and contacting the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Shanklin
  • Patent number: 7456117
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly D. Branham, W. Clayton Bunyard, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell, Michael R. Lostocco
  • Patent number: 7442429
    Abstract: A grain-finished artificial leather composed of a base layer and a coating layer Y formed on one of the surfaces of the base layer. The base layer is composed of an entangled nonwoven fabric X made of bundles of microfine fibers having an average single fiber fineness of 0.07 dtex or less and impregnated with a polymeric elastomer A and a polymeric elastomer B. The entangled nonwoven fabric X is composed of a lower layer XA and an upper layer XB wherein the lower layer XA is impregnated mainly with the polymeric elastomer A which is substantially not adhered to the bundles of microfine fibers and the upper layer XB is impregnated mainly with the polymeric elastomer B which is substantially not adhered to the bundles of microfine fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Makimura, Hisao Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20080248704
    Abstract: The invention relates to fibers and textile fabrics which have been impregnated with a mixture containing a hydrophobic active component and a polymer binder to improve wearer comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond Mathis, Hans-Juergen Sladek, Markus Fuelleborn, Shefqet Emini
  • Patent number: 7422990
    Abstract: A thermal and/or acoustic insulation product, and an apparatus and the process for manufacturing the product. The product is based on mineral wool of the glass wool or rock wool type. The product has at least part of its external surface uncovered. The product is surface-treated over at least a portion of the external surface with a composition having softening properties and including at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Sébastien Beaufils, Claire Calero, Kathleen Coventry-Saylor
  • Patent number: 7374816
    Abstract: The present invention has for its object a prefabricated sealing membrane formed by a support, coated on at least one surface, and preferably impregnated throughout, with a modified bitumen base composition, characterized in that the thermoplastic bituminous composition for coating and/or impregnation is a bituminous binder modified by a thermoplastic polyurethane having the following weight proportion: 40 to 90% bitumen, 10 to 50% thermoplastic polyurethane, 0 to 10% aromatic oil, 0 to 50% filler, 0 to 0.5% catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Soprema
    Inventors: Pierre Etienne Bindschedler, Remi Perrin, Corinne Schall, Arnaud Nouri
  • Patent number: 7335612
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mesh cotton with a separating net on a surface thereof and a method of manufacturing the same. The mesh cotton (10) is manufactured by layering a plurality of cotton sheets (13) and adhering the layered cotton sheets to each other with an acryl binder, embossing a surface of the layered cotton sheets, and forming a transparent mesh-type separating net (11) using a dilution of a mixture of ethylene copolymers on an outer surface of the layered cotton sheets. The separating net is also formed by applying in a mesh form a dilution of a mixture of a wax or a paraffin and the mixture of ethylene copolymers to an outer surface of the layered mesh cotton, and solidifying the dilution. The separating net may further include an antioxidant and other additives. The mesh cotton is completely removed from applied wound sites by the separating net, and maintains elasticity while the layered cotton sheets are not easily separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Tack-Young Kim
  • Publication number: 20070218791
    Abstract: There is disclosed artificial leather with even imprinted texture and a method for making the same. The method includes the steps of: making a thermally imprintable polyurethane resin foil into a first substrate; providing at least one polyurethane resin layer on the first substrate in a spotted manner or by rolling or spraying; making pre-determined texture or graphics on the polyurethane resin layer by imprinting; making non-woven fabric, elastic fabric, woven fabric or ultra-fine fiber materials into a second substrate; and providing the first substrate on the second substrate by adhesion so as to form the artificial leather with even imprinted texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mao-Kan Lee, Zhing-Hung Chen, Ming-Chang Cheng, Yung-Hsiang Chou
  • Patent number: 7247172
    Abstract: Formaldehyde-free durable press finished textiles having cross-linked polymaleate finishes are provided. The finish comprises a cross-linked polymaleate having a crosslinked adjunct selected from the group having the formula: wherein R is independently H, OH, OM, or a unit having the formula: and mixtures thereof; X is H, OH, or OSO3M, M is H, a salt forming cation, and mixtures thereof; the indices x, y, and z are each independently from 0 to about 7; x+z is greater than or equal to 1, Q is H, OH, OM but not H when both x and z are greater than or equal to 1 and the textile has a durable press rating of at least about 3.0 and a tensile strength retention of greater than 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robb Richard Gardner, William Michael Scheper, Mark Robert Sivik, Victor Manuel Arredondo
  • Patent number: 7157389
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly D. Branham, W. Clayton Bunyard, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell, Michael R. Lostocco
  • Patent number: 7141108
    Abstract: The present invention describes a means for fixing skin care ingredients on the surface of non-woven webs and cellulosic mats. The active ingredients can be released (deposited) onto the skin by normal triggering mechanisms, which include the action of water or urine or by friction or rubbing. The fixative systems described herein provide the ability to control high load levels while not interfering with the wettabliity of the fabric or paper. Additionally, incompatible/reactive ingredients can be treated onto the same web and are kept as separate particles fixed to the surface until released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corp.
    Inventors: James L. Eden, Mark A. Cole, Remo Santacecilia
  • Patent number: 7132379
    Abstract: A non-irritating multi-ply absorbent article made by treating an inner surface with one or more antimicrobial agents and treating the one or more outer surfaces with one or more siloxane compositions, and methods of making and using the same. The antimicrobial agent will remain confined to the inner portion of the absorbent article, thereby preventing irritation to the user, and the siloxane treated ply(s) will provide a pleasing, soothing, non-irritating tactile quality. In one embodiment, the siloxane composition comprises an amine-modified polysiloxane, in which case the product will also entrap any absorbed fluid, holding it in contact with the antimicrobial agent, and preventing it from wetting through the product and contacting the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary L. Shanklin
  • Patent number: 7122596
    Abstract: Provided are a leather-like sheet fabricated by infiltrating an aqueous resin dispersion (A) into a fibrous substrate, which satisfies a requirement (I) that the aqueous resin dispersion, (A) comprises essentially a main resin (a) stabilized with a surfactant, a polymer (b) having a polyoxyethylene group in its side chains, and a surfactant (c), a requirement (II) that the main resin (a) comprises an urethane resin (a1) and/or an urethane-acrylic composite resin (a2), and the resin skeleton contains from 1 to 10 mmols of a carboxyl group per 100 g of the resin, a requirement (III) that the polymer (b) is obtained through polymerization of a polyoxyethylene group-having ethylenic unsaturated monomer (b1) and any other ethylenic unsaturated monomer (b2) in a ratio by mass (b1)/(b2)=60/40 to 100/0, and a requirement (IV) that the percentage, % by mass (?) of the polyoxyethylene group in the polymer (b) and the number of mols (?) of the amino group per gram of the polymer (b) satisfy 35??+?×20000?60; and an indus
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kato, Kimio Nakayama, Nobuo Takaoka
  • Patent number: 7109135
    Abstract: A polyolefin woven fabric extrusion coating with superior soft tactile characteristic is disclosed comprising ethylenic elastomer and thermoplastic vulcanizate. The combination performs in a synergistic fashion to obtain more pleasing soft tactile characteristic than is available with either elastomer or thermoplastic vulcanizate alone. The inclusion of additives may enhance properties and include plastomer, UV stabilizers, flame retardant, antiblock, colorant, printable additives and polar additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Central Products Company
    Inventor: Shane Taghavi
  • Patent number: 7018422
    Abstract: Formaldehyde-free durable press finished textiles having cross-linked polymaleate finishes are provided. The finish comprises a cross-linked polymaleate having a crosslinked adjunct selected from the group having the formula: wherein R is independently H, OH, OM, or a unit having the formula: and mixtures thereof; X is H, OH, or OSO3M, M is H, a salt forming cation, and mixtures thereof; the indices x, y, and z are each independently from 0 to about 7; x+z is greater than or equal to 1, Q is H, OH, OM but not H when both x and z are greater than or equal to 1 and the textile has a durable press rating of at least about 3.0 and a tensile strength retention of greater than 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventors: Robb Richard Gardner, William Michael Scheper, Mark Robert Sivik, Victor Manuel Arredondo
  • Patent number: 6989035
    Abstract: Novel textile finishing compositions for finishing textile articles are provided via the present invention. The textile finishing compositions disclosed herein comprise a cross-linking agent and a catalytic amount of an esterification agent. The cross-linking agents employed herein are selected from polycarboxylates such as homopolymers of ethylenically-?,?-unsaturated dicarboxylates, copolymers of all ethylenically-?,?-unsaturated dicarboxylates, and copolymers of ethylenically-?,?-unsaturated dicarboxylates polymerized with vinyl-containing monomers. Also provided via the present invention are methods for applying the aforementioned finishing compositions to textile articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Michael Scheper, Robb Richard Gardner, Mark Robert Sivik, Victor Manuel Arredondo
  • Patent number: 6989339
    Abstract: The present invention describes a means for fixing skin care ingredients on the surface of non-woven webs and cellulosic mats. The active ingredients can be released (deposited) onto the skin by normal triggering mechanisms, which include the action of water or urine or by friction or rubbing. The fixative systems described herein provide the ability to control high load levels while not interfering with the wettabliity of the fabric or paper. Additionally, incompatible/reactive ingredients can be treated onto the same web and are kept as separate particles fixed to the surface until released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: National Starch and Chemical Investment Holding Corporation
    Inventors: James L. Eden, Mark A. Cole, Remo Santacecilia
  • Patent number: 6953485
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substrate comprising fabric, the substrate treated with a composition comprising: a) formaldehyde; b) polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight of from about 700 gm/mol to about 2500 gm/mol; and c) an acid catalyst; wherein the treated substrate has at least three enhanced fabric benefits, said benefits selected from the group consisting of: i) durable press; ii) hand feel; iii) anti-abrasion; iv) anti-shrinkage; and v) anti-yellowing. The present invention further relates to a system and a process for providing a substrate having the above described enhanced fabric benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Strike Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Robb Richard Gardner, Janet Sue Littig, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Patent number: 6921508
    Abstract: A method of preparation of microfibrous non-woven fabric of the suede-finish type comprising the steps of: spinning of a bi-component fiber of the “islands in the sea” type in which the “island” comprises a polymer chosen from among those employed in textile applications while the “sea” is a polymer that can dissolve and be removed by means of treatment with water, alkaline or acidic aqueous solutions, with non-polluting organic solvents alone or in aqueous solution; preparing a felt with the bi-component fiber; impregnating the felt with aqueous solution of polyvinylalcohol with reduced solubility in water; removing the “sea” component by treatment with solvents step; impregnating with emulsion or polyurethane dispersion; removing the polyvinylalcohol; and finishing the non-woven fabric obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Alcantara S.p.A.
    Inventors: David Latini, Gianni Romani
  • Patent number: 6878407
    Abstract: The suede-like fabric according to the invention is produced by the process which comprises the steps of supplying aqueous chemical composed of acrylic resin, emulsifying agent and water to treating rollers through chemical coating means; passing the raw fabric cloths between the treating rollers having the chemical supplied and supporting rollers to produce a uniform chemical coating of 70˜200 g/m2, the rollers pressing and fixing the passing raw fabric cloths; de-watering and drying the raw fabric cloths having the chemical coating fixed under pressing in a thermal chamber maintained at a temperature between 80 and 200° C.; and heating and pressing the dried raw fabric cloths by means of heating rollers at a temperature between 130 and 150° C. to finish the acrylic coating through this ironing step; and a further step of rubbing-off the coated surfaces of the raw fabric cloths for abrasion by rotating a striker drum made of wood for a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Sang-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 6863953
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface material which can be replaced to the conventional surface material made of soft polyvinylchloride resin. This surface material is useful for the various uses such as the material for car interior, surface material furniture or the material for porches. The present invention is the urethane resin surface material comprising, a mixed resin sheet composed of 50-95 wt. % thermoplastic polyurethane and 50-5 wt. % of acrylic soft resin and the Shore A hardness of said urethane resin surface material is 60-80. On one side surface of the mixed resin sheet, a layer of knitted, woven, nonwoven fabric or soft foam sheet can be provided. As the thermoplastic polyurethane resin, the thermoplastic polyurethane resin of Shore A hardness 65-90 is desirable, and as the acrylic soft resin, the acrylic soft resin of Shore A hardness 50-80 is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Mori, Yoshinari Hatori, Tetsuo Nodera, Haruhide Kawai
  • Patent number: 6838398
    Abstract: A method of making a quilt includes a batting including a heat activated adhesive coating each side or faces of the batting. The quilt covers are attached to the batting by sequentially placing the covers onto the respective batting faces and heating each cover and adjacent adhesive by moving a hot iron over each cover. The covers are connected to each by a plurality of spaced yarn or other suitable decorative connecting means which extend through the covers and batting to secure the batting in place and may form a desired decorative pattern. The inactive adhesive remains in the quilt or is removed by washing of the quilt. The batting with the inactive adhesive is provided as a commercially available product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: June Tailor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Patent number: 6812171
    Abstract: A process for producing a carbon fiber sheet, which comprises allowing, as necessary, an oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber sheet to contain 0.2 to 5% by mass of a resin, then subjecting the resin-containing oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber sheet to a compression treatment in the thickness direction under the conditions of 150 to 300° C. and 5 to 100 MPa (10 to 100 MPa when no resin treatment is made) to obtain a compressed, oxidized fiber sheet having a bulk density of 0.40 to 0.80 g/cm3 and a compression ratio of 40 to 75%, and thereafter subjecting the compressed, oxidized fiber sheet to a carbonizing treatment, which carbon fiber sheet has a thickness of 0.15 to 1.0 mm, a bulk density of 0.15 to 0.45 g/cm3, a carbon fiber content of 95% by mass or more, a compression deformation ratio of 10 to 35%, an electric resistance of 6 m&OHgr; or less and a feeling of 5 to 70 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Shimazaki, Shintaro Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20040166752
    Abstract: A polyolefin woven fabric extrusion coating with superior soft tactile characteristic is disclosed comprising ethylenic elastomer and thermoplastic vulcanizate. The combination performs in a synergistic fashion to obtain more pleasing soft tactile characteristic than is available with either elastomer or thermoplastic vulcanizate alone. The inclusion of additives may enhance properties and include plastomer, UV stabilizers, flame retardant, antiblock, colorant, printable additives and polar additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Shane Taghavi
  • Patent number: 6770581
    Abstract: A warp-knitted fabric of at least three-bar construction, having multifilament synthetic pile yarns on the technical back which are raised or broken to produce a plush surface and monofilament synthetic ground yarns on the technical face. The fabric and/or yarns being hydrophilic, absorbent, wicking, launderable, cleanable, durable, colorfast, printable, dimensionally stable, anti-pathogenic, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Roy P. DeMott, Kimberly C. Gillis, Ernest G. Stringer