Coating Or Impregnation Improves Elasticity, Bendability, Resiliency, Flexibility, Or Shape Retention Of The Fabric Patents (Class 442/104)
  • Patent number: 9752260
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinori Fujisawa, Jiro Tanaka, Norio Makiyama, Yoshiyuki Ando, Yoshiki Nobuto
  • Patent number: 9663882
    Abstract: An open, lofty nonwoven scouring material comprising natural fibers and a method of making the scouring material is disclosed. The scouring material comprises a three dimensional nonwoven web of entangled fibers comprising natural vegetable fibers and synthetic fibers. Natural vegetable fibers comprise 20 to 80% wt. of the fibers of the web. The synthetic fibers comprise at least first synthetic fibers having a first melting point and second synthetic fibers having a second melting point that is higher than the first melting point. The first synthetic fibers entirely melt and coalesce at mutual contact point of the natural fibers and second synthetic fibers to bond the fibers together and to create voids. The bonded web has a maximum density of 60 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas E. Haskett, Shridhar B. Shinde, Abhijeet A. Saungikar
  • Patent number: 9493942
    Abstract: Protective membrane, in particular a waterproofing or noise insulation membrane, based on mineral or vegetable bitumen, comprising a membrane body, and a first and second surface situated on either side of said membrane body, where the first surface comprises cork particles, characterised in that said particles have a granulometry of between 0.5 and 3 mm, preferably between 1 and 3 mm, and have been heat treated with steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: S.A. Imperbel N.V.
    Inventors: Caroline Martin, Hans Aerts, Eric Bertrand
  • Patent number: 9096183
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite part having a decor skin with a first and a second section, preferably each including leather, and a holding portion, wherein the first and second sections are connected to one another by a seam and a part region of the decor skin is connected to the holding portion. In accordance with the invention, the part region of the decor skin is preferably connected to the holding portion with material continuity in the region of the seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schäfer, Jochen Reichhold, Thomas Penisch
  • Patent number: 8911863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an aramid core wire, containing a step of covering or impregnating an original yarn of an aramid core with a first treating agent containing a condensate of resorcin and formaldehyde, a latex and a water-soluble epoxy compound; an aramid core wire produced by the method; a transmission belt containing the aramid core wire; a method for producing the transmission belt; and a treating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Toshihiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8906494
    Abstract: A composite prepreg base includes a raw prepreg base comprising a fiber sheet including discontinuous reinforcing fibers arranged in one direction and having a fiber length of 1-300 mm and a matrix resin infiltrated into the fiber sheet; and an additional resin layer formed on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base. The composite prepreg base is produced by a process including (i) the step of preparing the raw prepreg base and (ii) the step of forming an additional resin layer on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base prepared. A layered base includes two or more sheets of the composite prepreg base which have been superposed so that the additional resin layer is present on at least one surface; and a fiber-reinforced plastic formed by heating and pressing the layered base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Eisuke Wadahara, Masahiro Yamanouchi, Ichiro Taketa, Akihiko Kitano
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140113516
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous coating material based on a water-soluble resin having the OH group for airbag base fabric. The water-soluble resin is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVAL). An aliphatic carboxylic acid or polyisocyanate which can cross-link with the OH group of the PVAL by heat treatment, and polyol as a plasticizer such as a liquid polyethylene glycol which does not volatilize in heat treatment are added. A water-insoluble coating film having excellent heat and moisture resistance (hot water resistance) and flexibility can be formed on one surface or both surfaces of the cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Koki Tanaka, Daisuke Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Yuh Kimura, Motoaki Naruse, Masamichi Kajiro
  • Patent number: 8652664
    Abstract: A fuel cell sealing plate taking-out method that may include taking out a sealing plate from a stack of sealing plates one by one while an air layer exists between adjacent sealing plates of the stack of fuel cells. A protrusion may be formed beforehand at one or more surfaces of each sealing plate. Due to the air layer existing between adjacent sealing plates, it may be possible to take out the sealing plate one by one from the stack of sealing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiro Akiyama, Shigemitsu Nomoto
  • Publication number: 20140004298
    Abstract: A load-pulling system includes a least one belt to which a tensile load is applied. The belt is formed of a matrix and a load-bearing fiber structure embedded in the matrix and having a plurality of fibers. The belt is guided around a least one deflection device in such a way that it forms a curved section in the region of the deflection device. A dimensioning of the belt and the applied tensile load are matched to each other in such a way that, in the curved section of the belt, a zero stress line of the belt is displaced radially inward in the direction of curvature with respect to a center line of the load-bearing fiber structure by an amount of at least 25% of the thickness of the load-bearing fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: BERND REIF, FLORIAN GOJNY, TOBIAS SCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 8609558
    Abstract: A tackifier composition includes a carrier solvent, a resin material, and an inorganic filler. The tackifier composition may be deposited onto at least a portion of a woven fiber structure and then dried to remove the carrier solvent. The dried woven fiber structure may then be formed into a preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John Riehl
  • 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: 20130171385
    Abstract: Multi-esters of the formula: wherein each R1 is the hydrocarbon residue of a C4 to C13 OXO-alcohol averaging from 0.2 to 5.0 branches per residue, and R2 is hydrogen or an ester group, processes of making the multi-esters, use of the multi-esters as plasticizers, polymer compositions containing such plasticizers, and articles containing such plasticizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventor: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8475701
    Abstract: A silicone rubber molding, which contains 1-50 wt % of a thermoplastic resin powder and whose silicone rubber surface possesses thermoplasticity and irregularities, and a method for manufacturing a silicone rubber molding, wherein an embossing die having surface irregularities is pressed into the surface of silicone rubber containing 1-50 wt % of a thermoplastic resin powder at a temperature that is not less than the softening point of said thermoplastic resin powder so as to transfer the irregularities of the embossing die thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsugio Nozoe
  • Patent number: 8334225
    Abstract: Stretchable artificial leather comprising a fibrous substrate comprising tricot knitted fabric, and a polyurethane resin layer laminated on the surface of the fibrous substrate, the stretchable artificial leather having fixed load elongation of from 30 to 60% in each of a longitudinal direction, a lateral direction and a bias direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Uemura, Atsushi Kakosaka, Yukito Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20120289111
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of airbags. The invention relates to a process for improving the tear strength and the combing strength of coated fabrics intended for uses in the field of inflatable bags, using a silicone composition comprising an additive consisting of a polyorganosiloxane resin (V) and a calcium carbonate. After coating the composition onto the fabric supports and curing, the coated supports not only have optimum adhesion and crease resistance properties, but also have good properties in terms of combing strength and tear strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Bluestar Silicones France
    Inventors: Laurent DUMONT, Alain POUCHELON
  • Publication number: 20120171397
    Abstract: Resin plasticizers are produced by esterification of keto acids derived from acylation of aromatic compounds with cyclic anhydrides, and are particularly useful in making phthalate-free articles using PVC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Karla S. Colle, Jorg F. Weber, Allen D. Godwin
  • Patent number: 8171569
    Abstract: The invention concerns multiaxial fabrics comprising a first layer comprising a plurality of first yarns being substantially parallel in a first direction, a second layer comprising a plurality of second yarns being substantially parallel in a second direction and skew or off-set with respect to the first yarns, transverse yarn interlaced transversely within the layers; wherein each layer is coated with a high viscosity polymer that has a Tg in the range of about ?40 to about 0° C., and a zero shear viscosity of about 2×106 to about 1013 poise at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Minshon J. Chiou
  • Patent number: 8166569
    Abstract: Provided is a multiaxial fabric comprising a first layer comprising a first layer comprising substantially parallel resin-free polyethylene yarns oriented in a first direction; a second layer comprising substantially parallel resin-free polyethylene oriented in a second direction, the first and second directions being skew with respect to each other; a layer, interposed between and in contact with each of the first and second layers, and comprising a thermoplastic or thermoset film; and a yarn interlaced transversely among each of the layers of the multiaxial fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Minshon J. Chiou
  • Patent number: 8133826
    Abstract: A flexible thermally conductive structure. The structure generally includes a plurality of thermally conductive yarns, at least some of which are at least partially disposed adjacent to an elastomeric material. Typically, at least a portion of the plurality of thermally conductive yarns is configured as a sheet. The yarns may be constructed from graphite, metal, or similar materials. The elastomeric material may be formed from urethane or silicone foam that is at least partially collapsed, or from a similar material. A thermal management garment is provided, the garment incorporating a flexible thermally conductive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Klett, Christopher Stan Cameron
  • Patent number: 8088695
    Abstract: A laminated fabric material includes a fabric material and a substantially gas impermeable film laminated to the fabric material, the film having an inner, fabric-facing surface and an outer surface, wherein the outer surface includes a fluoropolymer treated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventors: Stuart Press, Harold Hoder
  • Patent number: 8030227
    Abstract: A photocurable fixture for orthopedic surgery has a base material and a photocurable resin retained in the base material and containing a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer and a photopolymerization initiator which absorbs a light within a range of 400 to 700 nm. The urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer being represented by the following formula (I), where A denotes a diisocyanate residue, and each of X and Y denotes a residue obtained by removing a hydroxy group from a (meth)acrylate having a hydroxy group. In formula (I) at least 40 mol % of X and Y is a residue obtained by removing a hydroxy group from a (meth)acrylate having a hydroxy group represented by the following formula (II), where in Formula (II) each of R1 to R6 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Alcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Nakasugi, Yoshikazu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 7999034
    Abstract: A textile benefit composition comprising a polyurethane and/or a polyurethane co-polymer; a cross-linking agent; a catalyst; and a carrier and processes for making and using the aforementioned compositions and textiles treated with such compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jiping Wang, Jinlian Hu
  • Patent number: 7900267
    Abstract: Multiaxial fabrics contain at least one layer of nonwoven fabric, thermoplastic film or thermoset film, a first layer containing a plurality of first yarns being substantially parallel in a first direction, a second layer containing a plurality of second yarns being substantially parallel in a second direction and skew or off-set with respect to the first yarns, and transverse yarn interlaced transversely within the layers wherein each layer may be arranged in any sequential order and optionally coated with a high viscosity polymer that has a Tg in the range of about ?40 to about 0° C., and a zero shear melt viscosity of about 2×106 to about 1013 poise at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Minshon J. Chiou
  • Publication number: 20110021097
    Abstract: A shape memory composite consisting of an electrospun non-woven fiber mat and an elastomeric resin matrix. The fiber mat is made from a semi-crystalline polymer, poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) and serves as the “switching phase” for shape fixing and recovery. The resin matrix, a crosslinked PDMS elastomer, imparts softness as well as entropic elasticity to the material. PCL is first electrospun from a chloroform/DMF solution. The resulting microfiber mat was then immersed in a two-part (base resin and crosslinking agent) mixture of Sylgard 184 with a vacuum applied to infiltrate the fiber mat with the mixture. The infiltrated fiber mat is then removed from the mixture and cured at room temperature for two days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Patrick T. Mather, Luo Xiaofan
  • Publication number: 20100251908
    Abstract: A hot-press cushioning member 11a is configured so that an amount of compressed thickness deformation (a) is obtained by subtracting a compressed thickness (H2) of the hot-press cushioning member under a predetermined press-forming pressure from an initial thickness (H1), an amount of restored thickness deformation (b) is obtained by subtracting the compressed thickness (H2) from an uncompressed thickness (H3) of the hot-press cushioning member with the press-forming pressure released, and the (a:b) ratio ranges from 1:1 to 1:0.8.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Yamauchi Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoshida
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7767598
    Abstract: A liquid acquisition layer having a multitude of fibers and a binder is useful in a variety of absorbent articles, such as diapers and sanitary napkins. The liquid acquisition layer has a caliper which decreases in response to external pressure and increases upon removal of said external pressure. The increase in caliper is measured by a recovery value, wherein the liquid acquisition layer recovery value at 45° C. is at least 65% of the recovery value at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Manuela Schneider, Christofer Fuchs, Olaf Van Gansewinkel
  • Patent number: 7736468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a urethane-based coating having nanoparticles for improving the characteristics of a papermaking process belt, roll cover and belts used in textile applications. For example, the present invention improves resistance to flex fatigue, crack propagation, groove closure and wear characteristics of urethane coatings on such belts and roll coverings. The present invention also improves the resistance to water and oil permeation characteristics of urethane coated belts and roll coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kuang Li, Crayton Gregory Toney
  • Patent number: 7691237
    Abstract: This invention relates to a belt for transferring an in-production fibrous web, in particular a paper web or paperboard web, in a machine area of a machine producing the fibrous web, in particular a paper machine or paperboard machine, including at least one textile substrate and a coating, which is applied to the substrate and touches the in-production fibrous web, for obtaining a partial or complete impermeability of the belt. The inventive belt has at least one continuously differencing characteristic in at least one region across its overall width. Also, this invention relates to a machine, in particular a paper machine or paperboard machine, for producing a fibrous web, in particular a paper web or paperboard web, as well as to a use of a belt for transferring an in-production fibrous web, in particular a paper web or paperboard web, in one machine area or between two machine areas of a machine producing the fibrous web, in particular a paper machine or paperboard machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Paper GmbH
    Inventor: Arved Westerkamp
  • Patent number: 7687415
    Abstract: An elastic composite having a high tearing strength made of an elastomeric material and a consolidated entangled web, wherein the consolidated entangled fabric has at least 2 lbs of tearing strength in the machine direction and the composite has 70-95% elastic recovery from a 100% elongation in the cross direction and greater than 50% elastic recovery from a 150% elongation in the cross direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: De-Sheng Tsai, Thomas Edward Benim, Marcio B. Amorosino
  • Patent number: 7670668
    Abstract: A roof covering includes a coated roofing mat comprising a roofing mat coated with an organic-based coating material. A reflective layer comprising a layer of an infrared reflective material covers an upper surface of the coated roofing mat. A weatherable layer comprising a layer of a weatherable material covers an upper surface of the reflective layer. The roof covering does not include roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald G. Greaves, David R. Jones, IV, Christina M. Wise, Hugues L. Jacquemin
  • Publication number: 20100032877
    Abstract: A cord reinforced resilient membrane (or diaphragm) having a high radial (transverse) stiffness and a relatively low axial stiffness, wherein the cord reinforced resilient membrane has adapatability for use in both hydraulic and conventional strut mounts, as well as other applications, and wherein the radial stiffness provided by the cords is directionally tunable for utilization in a particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Wojciech E. Suchta, Kenneth L. Oblizajek
  • Publication number: 20100009149
    Abstract: A transparent composite sheet that has a small linear expansion coefficient, excellent transparency/heat resistance, minimal optical anisotropy, and a high degree of flatness, and that also has excellent impact resistance and flexibility; and a substrate for a display element. A transparent composite sheet obtained by curing a composite composition comprising a glass filler and a transparent resin composition that includes an alicyclic epoxy resin indicated by Chemical Formula (1) below and/or an alicyclic epoxy resin indicated by Chemical Formula (2) below; at least one type of compound other than the alicyclic epoxy resin having a cationic-polymerizable functional group; and a curing agent; wherein the admixture ratio of the alicyclic epoxy resin and the compound having a cationic-polymerizable functional group is preferably 99:1 to 70:30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Oka, Takeshi Ito, Hisashi Ito, Manabu Naito
  • Patent number: 7615504
    Abstract: A cementitious board and methods of making the same are disclosed by a cementitious board including a cementitious core, a plurality of warp yarns and weft yarns and a coating applied to produce a coating weight distribution ratio of less than about 2.0:1, based upon the weight of the resinous coating of the weft yarns, over the weight of the resinous coating on the warp yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America, Inc.
    Inventors: John Frederick Porter, Geraint Roberts
  • Patent number: 7608314
    Abstract: A flexible energy absorbing sheet material in which a dilatant material (6) is impregnated into or supported by a resilient carrier (1). The dilatant material remains soft until it is subjected to an impact when its characteristics change rendering it temporarily rigid, the material returning to its normal flexible state after the impact. The carrier can be a spacer fabric, a foam layer or modules or threads of dilatant material contained between a pair of spaced layers. Methods of manufacturing the energy absorbing sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventor: Daniel James Plant
  • Patent number: 7601658
    Abstract: The invention relates to an elastic laminate. The laminate is made from a co-extruded elastic film, comprising an elastomeric support layer, at least one cover layer and at least one textile outer layer made from a non-woven. The cover layer has a low layer thickness by comparison with the support layer. The outer layer is laminated onto the cover layer. According to the invention, the cover layer is made from an elastomeric material, with essentially the same expansion properties as the material of the support layer and contains additives for modification of the surface properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Nordenia Deutschalnd Gronau GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hagemann, Ralf Niepelt, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf
  • Publication number: 20090247030
    Abstract: To provide at a low cost a fabric for airbags, one of safety devices for automobiles, in which both edgecomb resistance and tear strength (factors affecting inflating properties of an airbag) are improved. Preferably, to provide a fabric for airbags which is capable of being recycled as easily as an uncoated fabric and a fabric for airbags which has self-extinguishing property. A fabric for airbags which comprises a synthetic fiber woven fabric and synthetic thermoplastic resin applied on at least one side of the synthetic fiber woven fabric, characterized in that, by applying the synthetic thermoplastic resin, both edgecomb resistance and tear strength of the synthetic fiber woven fabric become 1.3 times or more as large as respective values of the synthetic fiber woven fabric before applying the synthetic thermoplastic resin. Preferably, the fabric for airbags has low air permeability and self-extinguishing property, and is capable of being repelletized with ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: TOYO BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kano, Takashi Tsuruta, Hideo Isoda
  • Patent number: 7510987
    Abstract: A coated base fabric for airbags, which is fabricated by applying a resin elastomer to a base fabric formed of flattened cross-section yarns having a degree of filament cross-section flatness (that is, a ratio of the major axis length to the minor axis length of the filament cross-section) of from 1.5 to 8, and which is characterized in that the filaments are aligned in the base fabric in such a manner that the total average horizontal index (HI) represented by the following formula falls within a range of from 0.75 to 1.0, and the amount of the resin elastomer adhered to the fabric is from 0.1 to 60 g/m2. The base fabric for airbags has well-balanced properties of good mechanical properties, flame resistance, complete air-imperviousness, flexibility, compactness and containability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Taiichi Okada
  • Publication number: 20090047481
    Abstract: A method and system for garment manufacture fixes a curable polymer in either a continuous bead or in a non-continuous or segmented bead onto a cut fabric piece. The cut fabric piece, the continuous bead and the non-continuous, segmented bead have a wide array of configurations. If the cut fabric piece has a contoured edge region, a silicone bead proximate that edge has a conforming configuration. In the method, the cut fabric piece is placed in a coordinate space. The location of the cut fabric piece is sensed and that information is used to control the movement of a curable polymer dispenser. The dispenser applies a curable polymer from the curable polymer dispenser onto the cut fabric piece in the desired configuration after which the polymer is cured. If the fabric is cotton, the curable polymer is drawn into the cotton fibers prior to cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: Cupid Foundations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Welsch, Anthony Angelino
  • Publication number: 20090026745
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of airbags. The invention relates to a process for improving the tear strength and the combing strength of coated fabrics intended for uses in the field of inflatable bags using a silicone composition comprising an additive containing a polyorganosiloxane resin (V) and a calcium carbonate. After coating the composition onto the fabric supports and curing, the coated supports not only have optimum adhesion and crease resistance properties, but also have good properties in terms of combing strength and tear strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: RHODIA CHEMIE
    Inventors: Laurent Dumont, Alain Pouchelon
  • Publication number: 20090011671
    Abstract: At least certain embodiments of the present invention relate to polyurethane backed non-flooring products, methods of making non-flooring products, and polyurethane compositions for forming a layer of polyurethane on a non-flooring textile, fabric or material. The compositions comprise the reaction product of castor oil having a water content of less than or equal to about 0.2% by weight; a monol, and an isocyanate, wherein the reactants have a soft segment functionality of about 2.0 to about 2.64. Methods of using the compositions and products including the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Van I. Doesburg, Jeffrey Wayne Manning, Dennis L. Riddle, Julie Anne Smallfield, N. David Sellman, JR., Richard L. Kilpatrick
  • Publication number: 20080280517
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyolefin compositions. In particular, the invention pertains to elastic polymer compositions that can be more easily processed on cast film lines, extrusion lamination or coating lines due to improved resistance to draw resonance. The compositions of the present invention preferably comprise an elastomeric polyolefin resin and a high pressure low density type resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Ronald J. Weeks, Hong Peng, Antonio K. Doufas, Yunwa W. Cheung
  • Patent number: 7413633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a urethane-based coating having nanoparticles for improving the characteristics of a papermaking process belt, roll cover and belts used in textile applications. For example, the present invention improves resistance to flex fatigue, crack propagation, groove closure and wear characteristics of urethane coatings on such belts and roll coverings. The present invention also improves the resistance to water and oil permeation characteristics of urethane coated belts and roll coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kuang Li, Crayton Gregory Toney
  • Patent number: 7404989
    Abstract: A composite article is provided which comprises a silicone rubber matrix reinforced with a polyaramid textile. The polyaramid textile is bonded to the silicone rubber by a bonding composition that comprises at least an acryloxy organosilane. The article is manufactured by dipping polyaramid textile into an organosilane dip that comprises an acyrloxy organosilane. The so-dipped polyaramid textile is then bonded to silicone rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Dany Felix Maria Michiels
  • Publication number: 20080038978
    Abstract: An elastic composite having a high tearing strength made of an elastomeric material and a consolidated entangled web, wherein the consolidated entangled fabric has at least 2 lbs of tearing strength in the machine direction and the composite has 70-95% elastic recovery from a 100% elongation in the cross direction and greater than 50% elastic recovery from a 150% elongation in the cross direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: De-Sheng Tsai, Thomas Edward Benim, Marcio B. Amorosino
  • Patent number: 7304006
    Abstract: Woven reinforcing fabrics for such conveyor belts characterized by an improved resistance to tearing in the longitudinal or travel direction. The woven reinforcing fabric includes a plurality of weft yarns and a plurality of warp yarns aligned substantially orthogonal to the plurality of weft yarns. The warp yarns are woven through the weft yarns to define a plurality of passages arranged in substantially parallel first and second planes. At least one of the weft yarns is positioned in each of the passages and two of the weft yarns are positioned in at least one of the passages in each of the first and second planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Eun Kyung Lee, Edwin Lee Haines, Douglas Brooks Deans
  • Patent number: 7259114
    Abstract: A backing material is made of low-density and/or high-density polyethylene(s) and/or a flexibilizer to provide high-strength, low-cost, and recyclable backing material for fabrics. The backing material can incorporate polypropylene(s), additional flexibilizers, fillers, flame-retardants, anti-microbials, odor minimizers/eliminators, scent, and protectants for further desired properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Textile Rubber & Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mullinax, Shannon VanScoy, Daniel R. Hoyt
  • 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: 7235288
    Abstract: A bond is created between a gypsum matrix formed from an aqueous acidic gypsum slurry comprising a monomer mixture. The monomer mixture is composed of a monomer having acidic functionality and a monomer having hydroxyl or amine functionality. A silane-based sizing composition is coated onto glass fibers causing a cross-linking network of silane and monomer mixture to form during curing of the gypsum board. Hydrophilic water extraction at the gypsum matrix-sizing interface reduces void formation and promotes bonding with the crosslinked monomer mixture and growth of smaller gypsum crystals within larger crystals in microstructurally identifiable regions adjacent to the glass fiber. A bond is created between a gypsum matrix formed from an aqueous acidic gypsum slurry comprising a monomer mixture. The monomer mixture is composed of a monomer having acidic functionality and a monomer having hydroxyl or amine functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Richard Emil Kajander, Lance Wang