Including A Foamed Layer Or Component Patents (Class 442/221)
  • Patent number: 9365017
    Abstract: Moldable fire resistant composites and processes for making moldable fire resistant composites are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a moldable fire resistant composite includes a first composite layer comprising an intumescent resin and a heat-dissipating component adhered to a second composite layer comprising a halogenated resin and a reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: WILLIAM KREYSLER & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: William Kreysler, Serge Labesque
  • Publication number: 20150140269
    Abstract: An insulation panel includes a foam core with a reinforced and vapor-impervious facing disposed on one or both sides of the core. A portion of the facing extends beyond the core and has an adhesive so that the overhanging portion can be secured to an abutting panel to cover a seam between the abutting panels. A fixture for forming the panel includes two heated platens, preferably provided with a textured surface, held apart by a spacer and between which the facing is mechanically suspended. An installation of the insulation panel includes panel-securing elements attached to frame elements of the building and including first and second flanges spaced apart by the thickness of the panel. A portion of the insulation panel is disposed between the first and second flanges, the first flange is secured to the frame element, and a cover panel disposed over the insulation panel is secured to the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Pacific Insulated Panel LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Bahnmiller
  • Patent number: 9012341
    Abstract: Continuous treadmill belt comprising a continuous first foamed layer (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) made of thermoplastic foamed material, with an upper side (25, 26) and an under side (34, 35, 36), wherein a first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48) is arranged on the under side (34, 35, 36) and comprises a first textile layer and a pulling body under side (54, 56, 58), and wherein no layer is arranged between the continuous foamed first layer (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) and the first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48), which hinders a local shearing displacement of the first pulling body (41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48) parallel to the under side (34, 35, 36) or stiffens said pulling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Habasit AG
    Inventors: Stefan Rohr, Marshall Wright, Heinz Lüscher, Frank Otte, Edgar Von Gellhorn
  • Publication number: 20150099411
    Abstract: Prepregs, cores and composite articles are described that comprise lighter weight materials and/or lower amounts of adhesive than commonly used. In some instances, one or more components of the articles may comprise a repellent material or repellent treatment to reduce the overall absorption rate of adhesive into the components of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yankai Yang, Yu-Tsan Tseng, Erich Vorenkamp, Mark Mason
  • Publication number: 20150072107
    Abstract: To obtain an integrated foam-molded product whose manufacturing cost is reduced and which makes an effective use of a property of an integration target. Foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of a polyurethane foam raw material, whose influence has been conventionally prevented by contriving a special measure, is positively used. The integration target is influenced by foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of the polyurethane foam raw material in a mold, to thermally deform into a desired shape along a mold shape. Consequently, it is possible to mold the integration target into an arbitrary shape in a step of integrating the integration target with a polyurethane foam layer in the mold by integrated foaming, and therefore, there is no need to work the integration target to a state closer to a final shape in a step before it is disposed in the mold, which can simplify manufacturing steps and reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Delta Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori FUJITA, Yumi OGURA, Seiji KAWASAKI, Shigeki WAGATA, Yoshimi ENOKI
  • Publication number: 20150017860
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe secured fiber-reinforced aerogels and laminate structures formed therefrom. In one embodiment a laminate comprises at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer adjacent to at least one layer of fiber containing material wherein fibers from said at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of said at least one fiber-containing material. In another embodiment a laminate comprises at least two adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layers wherein fibers from at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of an adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel E. Bullock, Aaron R. Tomich
  • Publication number: 20150004864
    Abstract: In order to provide sandwich composite elements (100) having an improved fire protection behavior, the invention relates to a method for continuously producing sandwich composite elements (100) having a lower cover layer (10), an upper cover layer (11), and a polyurethane hard-foam core body (12) introduced between the cover layers (10, 11), wherein a double belt conveyor system (18) having a lower conveyor belt (19) and an upper conveyor belt (20) is provided and wherein the lower cover layer (10) and the upper cover layer (11) continuously run in between the conveyor belts (19, 20), wherein at least one glass-fiber mat (13) continuously runs in between the cover layers (10, 11) and is arranged adjacent to the inside or at least one of the cover layers (10, 11) and wherein a subsequently foaming reaction mixture (14) is applied to at least one inside of the cover Layers (10, 11) and/or to the glass fiber mat (13) in order to form the polyurethane hard-foam core body (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Rolf Roers, Walter Schindler, Ingo Kellerhof
  • Publication number: 20140356574
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8889574
    Abstract: A laminate product comprising a foam core having a pair of opposed major surfaces and a cover layer secured with respect to each major surface is described. The cover layer comprises a polymeric substrate having disposed therein a plurality of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been found that it is possible to produce a foam laminate product having improved stiffness if a lower amount of reinforcing material is used for a given amount of polymer substrate. In particular, it has been found possible to provide an improved foam laminate product having a relatively high ratio of stiffness to weight of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been further discovered that the stiffness of the resulting foam laminate product can be increased when the polymer substrate and the reinforcing fibrous material are present in a weight ratio of greater than 2.5. This is believed to be the result of improved encapsulation of the reinforcing fibrous material by the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Proprietect, L.P.
    Inventors: Inna Dolgopolsky, Yolanda Sadl, Lisa Pileggi, Petar Pepic
  • Patent number: 8883661
    Abstract: The present invention regards a composite material for ballistic protection comprising a ballistic fabric substrate having at least one surface provided with a polymer coating obtainable through foaming and subsequent polymerization of a mixture comprising an acrylic resin and a polyurethane resin. The present invention further regards the method for preparing such composite material, as well as a laminated multilayer system, a packet for ballistic protection and an article for ballistic protection comprising such composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pro-Systems S.p.A.
    Inventors: Adalberto Lorenzo Montagna, Mauro Vernocchi
  • Patent number: 8859063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a protective casing are provided. In at least one embodiment, a protective casing includes a flexible insulation layer configured to inhibit thermal energy from conducting from an external side of the flexible insulation layer to an internal side of the flexible insulation layer. The protective casing also includes a microlattice layer abutting the internal side of the flexible insulation layer, the microlattice layer configured to distribute thermal energy that passes through the flexible insulation layer substantially throughout the microlattice layer. Further, the protective casing includes a heat absorbing material that impregnates the microlattice layer, the heat absorbing material configured to absorb the thermal energy in the microlattice layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowell Miller, Gary Kersten, Wendell A. Frost
  • Publication number: 20140295725
    Abstract: A composite profile comprises: a foam core (1) with opposing frontal faces (2) and a plurality of side faces (3); and a reinforcement fabric (4) which is at least partially in direct contact with at least two adjacent side faces (3). The reinforcement fabric (4) is a woven textile or an at least bidirectionally oriented non-woven textile; the foam core (1) does not or not completely penetrate into the reinforcement fabric (4); and at least on one side face (3) the foam core (1) is exposed. A method of manufacturing comprises the steps of: (I) providing a reinforcement fabric (4), the reinforcement fabric (4) being provided in such a shape as to define at least one upwardly open cavity (1?) adapted to receive a foam (4); and (H) providing a solid or spreadable foam (1) into the at least one cavity (1?) of the reinforcement fabric (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Passmann, Kim Klausen
  • Publication number: 20140287641
    Abstract: Composites comprising aerogel materials are generally described. Layered aerogel composites may be of great utility for a wide variety of applications including lightweight structures, ballistic panels, multilayer thermal and acoustic insulation, spacecraft reentry shielding, supercapacitors, batteries, acoustic insulation, and flexible garments. Layered aerogel composites may be prepared by combing layers of fiber-containing sheets and multisheet plies with aerogel materials. Composites comprising mechanically strong aerogels and reticulated aerogel structures are described. Various nanocomposite aerogel materials may be prepared to facilitate production of composites with desirable functions and properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Steiner, III
  • Publication number: 20140283273
    Abstract: A bio-based wetsuit and material is described where ethanol derived from sugar cane is dehydrated into ethylene and polymerized to produce bio-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). The bio-based EPDM is mixed with additives and a blowing agent to produce sugar cane derived closed-cell foam for use in wetsuits. Depending on the wetsuit application, the density of the sugar cane derived foam may vary. In many wetsuit applications low densities such as less than 0.25 grams/cubic centimeters are desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Tecniq LLC
    Inventor: Robert Falken
  • Publication number: 20140182050
    Abstract: The invention relates to a functional protective material, in particular having a protective function with respect to chemical poisons and/or biological toxins and/or chemical and/or biological hazardous materials, such as warfare agents, wherein the functional protective material has a multi-layer structure that comprises a planar, in particular textile, substrate material and a membrane that is associated with the substrate material, in particular connected to the substrate material, wherein the membrane in itself is permeable to air and water vapor and therefore is provided with a plurality of micropores preferably distributed substantially evenly over the membrane surface. According to the invention, an operating parameter of the membrane can be changed in such a way that the membrane assumes two different operating states, wherein in the first operating state the micropores of the membrane are open and in the second operating state, the micropores of the membrane are at least predominantly closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Frederic Ameil, Jürgen Gerl, Alicja Surowiec, Hasso Von Blücher
  • Patent number: 8759235
    Abstract: A new orthopedic prayer mat proposed, whereas the new orthopedic prayer mat has a multiple layered structure. The top layer is made from microfiber which is antimicrobial, anti-molding, water-resistant, anti-dust and heat-resistant. The bottom layer is an anti-slip layer to prevent the user from physical injury in any situation while using the mat, and a soft polyurethane layer and an anti-fatigue layer or a hard polyurethane layer are arranged between the top microfiber layer and the bottom anti-slip layer in order to absorb pressure pressure and providing support, and the soft and hard polyurethane layer are combined at an angle to adjust the ratio of the weight-absorption and bearing to form the orthopedic prayer mat. Further the angle between the layers is tailored for users according to user's weight, height, body structure type and healthy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Nader Sabry
  • Patent number: 8728581
    Abstract: Disclosed is a floor covering having an embossed polyurethane foam backing layer and methods of making and using same. A bottom surface of the backing layer can be thermo-embossed with a predetermined pattern, and the bottom surface of the backing layer can define at least one fluid pathway in communication with a side edge of the floor covering. The floor covering can also have a layer of skid-resistant material connected to the bottom surface of the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory D. Fowler
  • Publication number: 20140124977
    Abstract: A composite structural element and a method for making same are provided. The element includes a polymer foam core and at least one fibrous layer adhered to the polymer foam core by epoxy. Nano-particles are suspended in the epoxy prior to curing; preferably they are mixed with the hardener before it is mixed with the resin. The polymer foam core is preferably an exothermic foam such as polyurethane, and heat generated by the exothermic foam cures the epoxy, thereby causing the fibrous layer to adhere to the foam core. The nano-particles may be made from at least one of carbon, a ceramic, tungsten, a carbide, titanium, zircon, aluminum, silver, or boron. When carbon nano-particles are used, the strength of the composite is greatly increased, and the curing time of the heat-curable epoxy is significantly reduced. Ceramic nano-particles can be used to increase penetration resistance and provide increased ballistic protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Merkel
  • Patent number: 8703632
    Abstract: Building board for use as a carrier for a surface cladding of ceramic tiles, a stucco, or a thin-layer trowel mortar, on or in buildings, in which on a moisture-resistant and moisture-sealed foam-material core layer, there is glued on both sides a water-resistant paper web or thin plastic web, onto which webs in each case a web of nonwoven fabric or of a knitted or loom-knitted woven fabric is glued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Schlueter-Systems KG
    Inventor: Werner Schlueter
  • Publication number: 20140033390
    Abstract: A polychloroprene-free wetsuit and material is described consisting of a class of copolymers or a physical mix of polymers consisting of materials with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties to produce thermoplastic resin pellets. The non-toxic thermoplastic resin pellets are mixed with additives and a blowing agent to produce thermoplastic elastomer closed-cell foam for use in wetsuits. Depending on the wetsuit application, the density of the thermoplastic elastomer foam may vary. In many wetsuit applications low densities such as less than 0.25 grams/cubic centimeters are desirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Falken
  • Patent number: 8569190
    Abstract: The waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner for a snowboard boot includes an inner liner selected from technically advanced fabrics which are carefully selected. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, breathable membranes, a supportive mesh or a moldable foam, and an outer shell fabric. The applicability of the liner to alpine, cross country and hiking boots, along with appropriate variations for each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Solid Water Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Publication number: 20130273309
    Abstract: A composite material has a polymeric upper layer which is connected via at least one adhesive layer to a substrate. The substrate is predominantly or entirely formed by an open-cell polyurethane foam onto which the upper layer, containing between 2 and 12 wt % of polysiloxane, is bonded by an adhesive layer. An intermediate layer or a double layer, i.e. a composite of the intermediate layer with a bonding layer located between the substrate and the intermediate layer, is provided between the upper layer and the substrate as the adhesive layer for joining the upper layer and the substrate. The regions of the substrate into which the polyurethane dispersion of the adhesive layer has penetrated in a controlled manner during application have a density which is between 12% and 48%, above the density of the regions of the substrate without the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philipp Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8535794
    Abstract: Device, especially a piece of sporting equipment for use in surfing or similar activities, includes a base made of foamed plastic, which has at least one laminate coating made of a fabric laminate and an underlay compound. The device includes an intermediate layer between the base and the laminate coating. Likewise provided are a number of processes for producing fiber composites in connection with foamed plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sven Brauers, Rouven Brauers
  • Patent number: 8426018
    Abstract: A method of joining at least two parts by adhesion is provided, the method including arrangement of a porous layer in the adhesive joint for taking up excess adhesive outside the adhesive joint as such. An element is also provided—including in particular a blade for a wind turbine—which is combined by adhesion of several parts, and wherein a porous layer is at least partially comprised in and at least partially protrudes from the adhesive joint between the parts and takes up excess adhesive outside the adhesive joint. The porous layer may be of a mesh-like structure or may have the structure of a sponge and may furthermore be entirely or partially pre-impregnated with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventors: Kristian Lehmann Madsen, Morten Olesen
  • Publication number: 20130095264
    Abstract: A composite intraluminal prosthesis which is preferably used as a vascular prothesis includes a layer of ePTFE and a layer of textile material which are secured together by an elastomeric bonding agent. The ePTFE layer includes a porous microstructure defined by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The adhesive bonding agent is preferably applied in solution so that the bonding agent enters the pores of the microstructure of the ePTFE. This helps secure the textile layer to the ePTFE layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC
    Inventor: MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC
  • Patent number: 8298648
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of insert elements. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The insert elements are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the insert elements may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David Turner, Jorge E. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20120213962
    Abstract: A cushioned, absorbent article such as a mat including a layer of absorbent, quick-drying woven textile material, a layer of viscoelastic polyurethane foam material having an open cell structure, the layer of foam material being glued and sewed to the layer of woven textile material to form a textile and foam assembly and typcially a rubberized base material, glued to a foam material side of the textile and foam assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Iain SCORGIE
  • Patent number: 8017533
    Abstract: A steel plate reinforcing sheet includes a restricting layer and a reinforcing layer, the reinforcing layer being formed of foam composition including styrene synthetic rubber, aromatic epoxy resin, and a foaming agent. A total thickness of the restricting layer and reinforcing layer is not more than 3.5 mm, and the steel plate reinforcing sheet is formed to have adhesion at 5° C. to an oiled, cold-rolled steel plate of not less than 2.0N/25 mm and also has bending strength of not less than 18N after being heated at 160° C. for twenty minutes. This ensures both sufficient adhesion to the steel plate and sufficient reinforcement of the same steel plate. Thus, this steel plate reinforcing plate, when adhesively bonded to a steel plate used in a variety of industrial machines properly and then foamed, can provide an effective reinforcement of the steel plate by forming the steel reinforcing plate bonded to the steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Kuriu, Takio Itou, Hiroichi Ukei, Manabu Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 7992226
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of beads. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The beads are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the beads may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Publication number: 20110174509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to versatile multi-layer (A)(B) coating systems for anti-flame purposes especially for protection of expanded organic polymers (C) leading to improved fire retardant properties together with low smoke generation, the process for manufacturing of such systems, the application of such systems on substrates and the use of such systems and resulting composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: ARMACELL ENTERPRISE GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert QUANTE, Friedhelm VIELMEYER, Jürgen WEIDINGER
  • Publication number: 20110104972
    Abstract: A protective material includes a porous substrate having cross-linked self-decontaminating polymer grafted thereon, the cross-linked self-decontaminating polymer having been converted after grafting to activate self-decontaminating function. The cross-linked self-decontaminating polymer provides the protective material with reversible swelling ability to block the porous substrate when the protective barrier is contacted by liquids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: University of Manitoba
    Inventor: Song Liu
  • Patent number: 7926519
    Abstract: A 3-D woven fabric having substantially elongated foam elements integrally formed therein during fabric formation for providing open corridors within the fabric. The fabric is preferably used for structural, stiffener, or component applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Donald E. Wigent, III
  • Patent number: 7851389
    Abstract: A belt for a machine for the production of web material, especially paper or cardboard, including a carrier structure and at least one layer of foam material characterized in that the carrier structure is surrounded by the foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Köckritz
  • Publication number: 20100310833
    Abstract: The invention provides a molding producible by a process comprising the following steps: a) introduction of a foamable reactive resin into a support material and b) compressive deformation of the support material comprising the foamable reactive resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dietrich Scherzer, Frank Prissok, Markus Schutte, Armin Alteheld, Jurgen Mertes, Klaus Hahn, Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger
  • Publication number: 20100267304
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyurethane foam pads and methods of making and using same. Also disclosed are processes for making the foam pads, and methods of using the foam pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory Fowler
  • Patent number: 7799710
    Abstract: A foamed composite armor laminate comprising interleaved combinations of ballistic resistant fabrics, and ceramic and/or metallic plates or sheets in a polymeric foam matrix. The foamed composite armor can be fabricated by inserting polymer powder or sheets between layers of fabric and/or ceramic or metallic sheets to form a laminated structure, heating this laminated structure under pressure to form a consolidated panel, and then foaming the polymeric portion of the consolidated panel in an autoclave or pressure vessel by saturating the polymeric portion with inert gas at elevated temperature, rapidly releasing the pressure and controllably cooling the laminated structure to ambient. Alternatively, pre-foamed panels can be laminated to fabric, ceramic and/or metallic sheets using adhesives or the like. Through proper selection of the various elements of the laminate, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventor: Seng Tan
  • Publication number: 20100178826
    Abstract: A padding material, comprising A) one or more layers of an open-cell foam material based on melamine resin with a fire-retardant impregnating material applied, and B) a incombustible or low-flammability covering material, and C) a incombustible, supporting substructure, where the connection between the layers A), B), and C) is the result of force, of interlocking, or of coherent bonding, and also use for furniture, mattresses, mats, and seats in motor vehicles, in rail vehicles, in ships, or in aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE Patents, Trademarks and Licenses
    Inventors: Werner Lenz, Horst Baumgartl, Christof Möck
  • Publication number: 20090324913
    Abstract: Materials in the form of foam sheet comprising destructured or complexed starch expanded as a contiguous phase, having a density lying between 20 and 150 kg/m3, cell dimensions in the range lying between 25 and 700 ?m and with a cell distribution such that 80% of them have a dimension lying between 20 and 400 ?m in the absence of stretching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: NOVAMONT S. P. A.
    Inventors: Angelo BASTIOLI, Catia BASTIOLI, Roberto LOMBI, Piero SALVATI
  • Publication number: 20090325445
    Abstract: A method for insulating a polymeric fabric of a shelter which comprises: applying a fabric material (e.g., a natural fabric) to at least a portion of the polymer fabric; and applying an insulation material to the natural fabric opposite to the polymer fabric or treating the polymeric fabric to allow for direct application of the insulation material. The surface treatment is either roughing, electrostatic surface treatment, chemical surface treatment, primers, adhesives, solvents, or other coatings to enhance adhesion to the insulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Mary C. Bogdan, David J. Williams, Meng Ling Li, Yiu Keung Ling, Clifford P. Gittere, Michael Ross
  • Patent number: 7611997
    Abstract: A 3-D woven fabric having substantially elongated foam elements integrally formed therein during fabric formation for providing open corridors within the fabric. The fabric is preferably used for structural, stiffener, or component applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Donald E. Wigent, III
  • Patent number: 7604761
    Abstract: Process for continuous manufacture of latex foam rest articles such as mattresses, cushions and the like comprising a part able to participate to the manufacture steps and to remain embedded in the article with consequent improvements of final performances. A flexible perforated band, preferably a flat polymeric material net with longitudinal and cross reinforcement members, is placed over a foam laying surface provided with protuberances and in continuous advancement between a foam laying station and an unlimited length article extraction station. The latex foam passes through net holes forming an upper portion and a lower portion relative to said net. The net continuously opposes contraction forces and weight force exerted from upper portion on lower portion. The unlimited length article is subjected to successive cross cuts originating rest articles wherein a foam embedded net is arranged on ends of recesses originated by the protuberances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sapsa Bedding SRL
    Inventors: Luciano Abrigo, Renzo Villa
  • Patent number: 7556854
    Abstract: An insulation package comprising a layer of material having a cellular structure disposed between a first layer of high-strength polymeric fabric and a second layer of high-strength polymeric fabric. The insulation provides protection for critical fluid systems, such as fuel, hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, thermal, and mechanical systems from high-energy projectiles such as fragments from the disintegration of high-speed turbines and engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tibor Farkas, Todd E. Jensen, Bich Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7507468
    Abstract: A laminated support for pressure-relief comprising an upper layer of visco-elastic foam, a middle layer of visco-elastic foam having a greater hardness, and a bottom layer of highly resilient polyurethane foam. These layers are sandwiched between two layers of reticulated filter polyurethane foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Dag Landvik, Michael B. Allaway
  • Publication number: 20090075539
    Abstract: Fire-retardant, heat-resistant, smoke-suppressant plastic materials, such as polyvinyl chloride, having incorporated therein an intumescent material are disclosed. The intumescent material comprise and intumescent catalyst selected from the group consisting of salts of phosphoric acid and salts of sulfuric acid; and a carbonific material selected from the group consisting of starches, sugars, sugar alcohols, oils, and plasticizers. The fire-retardant, heat-resistant, smoke-suppressant plastic materials may be in the form of a foamed or non-foamed plastic. Methods of making such plastic materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: TPR2 Vinyl Corporation
    Inventors: Felix A. Dimanshteyn, Richard J. Barone
  • Patent number: 7488696
    Abstract: An air-permeable composite fabric is provided. The composite fabric has an inner fabric layer, an outer fabric layer, and an intermediate vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is selected from adhesive material and an adhesive/membrane combination designed so the composite fabric has a level of air permeability to allow air flow between the first fabric layer and the second fabric layer and a variable level of water vapor diffusion resistance that decreases as air speed impinging on the composite fabric increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: MMI-IPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Vikram Sharma, Kimberly Shanley, legal representative, Thomas C. Colasanto, Mark Shanley
  • Patent number: 7476630
    Abstract: A woven panel is formed from at least one first polymer yarn and at least one second polymer yarn wherein the second polymer yarn has a core. The core yarns provide mechanical strength for the woven material in supporting the coreless yarns when used in load bearing articles such as the seat or back portions of an article of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Casual Living Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Schwartz, Coley Chris Mathis
  • Patent number: 7399718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer material comprising (a) a first layer that consists of plaster or that substantially consists of plaster, and (b) at least one second layer, comprising a sandwich textile fiber material. The fibers of said material are interlinked in a mechanically stable manner, are incombustible and weather-proof and the interspaces are filled with a finely porous material. The second layer has a diffusion-equivalent air layer thickness of not more than 2.0 m and is water-impermeable at a water pressure of at least 100 mm water column. The inventive material can be used outdoors due to its properties. The invention further relates to methods for producing such a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Gert Neumann, Friedrich Raether, Holger Boese, Peter Loeschke, Volker Thole, Johann W. Herlyn, Heinz Sattler
  • Publication number: 20080096451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for acoustically and thermally shielding comprising a plate-shaped element. Said plate-shaped element comprises at least one layer of a woven metallic or plastic fabric having warp threads and weft threads, and said metallic or plastic tissue comprises pores. The warp threads and weft threads are not interlinked at their contact points by sintering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Hans A. Haerle
  • Publication number: 20080038976
    Abstract: A method for making a bonded nonwoven fibrous web comprising 1) providing a nonwoven fibrous web that comprises oriented semicrystalline polymeric fibers, and 2) subjecting the web to a controlled heating and quenching operation that includes a) forcefully passing through the web a fluid heated to at least the onset melting temperature of said polymeric material for a time too short to wholly melt the fibers, and b) immediately quenching the web by forcefully passing through the web a fluid at a temperature at least 50° C. less than the Nominal Melting Point of the material of the fibers. The fibers of the treated web generally have i) an amorphous-characterized phase that exhibits repeatable softening (making the fibers softenable) and ii) a crystallite-characterized phase that reinforces the fiber structure during softening of the amorphous-characterized phase, whereby the fibers may be autogenously bonded while retaining orientation and fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Michael R. Berrigan, John D. Stelter, Pamela A. Percha, Andrew R. Fox, William T. Fay
  • Patent number: 7323243
    Abstract: The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as a foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabrics complete the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Solid Water Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar