Including A Foamed Layer Or Component Patents (Class 442/315)
  • Patent number: 8993089
    Abstract: Fabrics made for watersports and outerwear apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation, and insulating this metal layer from conductive heat loss, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Zhik Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140050886
    Abstract: A pressurised steam moulded multilayer lining for heat and sound insulation comprising a first layer forming a reinforcement layer made of a blended web of polyamide matrix material in the form of powder or fibres or flakes and reinforcement fibres, and at least a second layer chosen from an open cell foam layer, or a heat reflecting layer, or a second reinforcement layer made of a blended web of polyamide matrix material in the form of powder or fibres or flakes and reinforcement fibres, and whereby due to the pressurized steam moulding, all layers are laminated together and all available blended webs are consolidated to form porous reinforcement layers
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Autoneum Management AG
    Inventors: Thomas Burgin, Pierre Daniere, Philippe Godano, Stefan Konigbauer, Wenzel Krause
  • 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: 20130273300
    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 open-cell foam. The second layer can abut a breathable membrane and/or an insulating material. Finally, carefully selected outer fabric completes the combination to provide apparel with improved performance characteristics. The outer fabrics are treated in various ways to enhance performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SOLID WATER HOLDINGS
    Inventor: BAYCHAR
  • Publication number: 20130267141
    Abstract: A foot mat is formed by combining at least a topmost top sheet layer, a fibrous material layer, and a foamed material layer. The top sheet layer is made of thermoplastic polyurethane that is prepared with the constituent components including 10-84% polyol, 15-55% MDI, and 1-75% 1,4BG and shows properties of wear resistance, bending resistance, oil staining resistance, and corrosion resistance and has excellent machinability. Thus, the foot mat so made shows excellent advantages of being not damaged by scratching, improved durability, resistance against staining caused by oil and dust, and being easy to clean.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: MING-SHUN YANG
  • 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: 8518840
    Abstract: A synthetic resin leather has a substrate and a synthetic resin layer attached to the substrate. The substrate is a both sides cross-knitted fabric and is prepared by cross-knitting a first yarn with 10 to 40 in count including single spun or mixed spun fibers made of rayon, cotton, polyester, nylon, acryl, or urethane and a second yarn with 50 to 300 in denier including crimpy long fiber filaments, thermoplastic elastomer long fiber filaments or polyurethane long fiber filaments; and knitting the both-sided cross-knitted fabric so loops made of the first yarn and loops made of the second yarn are formed on the front and rear sides of the substrate and are in alternating positions on the front side as compared to the rear side; and, on each side of the substrate, loops of the first and second yarns are formed in alternating positions in longitudinal and transverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Okamoto Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Hatori, Shin Nakaya, Akira Nagata, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kazuomi Ishimaru, Yoshiaki Hirai, Yasuki Kamo
  • Publication number: 20130216774
    Abstract: Fabrics made for watersports and outerwear apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that there is at least one metal layer, forming a radiant barrier to reduce heat loss via radiation, and insulating this metal layer from conductive heat loss, and a process for its manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • 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: 20120270007
    Abstract: A method for producing back-foamed air-permeable textile products, whereas, instead of providing a film or the like to prevent the penetration of reaction products or foam to the visible face, the pressure created during the reaction is intentionally decreased so that none of the reaction products nor the foam created by the reaction of the reaction products is able to penetrate the textile product. With a product manufactured in this way, the climatic comfort is improved and a better acoustic effect can be achieved. The disclosure also relates to a device which is suitable for carrying out the method and to a corresponding back-foamed air-permeable textile product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas FRESER-WOLZENBURG
  • Publication number: 20120100351
    Abstract: Included are bonded laminate constructions that have a modulus which approaches the sum of the modulus of the individual components of the laminate. By reducing variation in the modulus, the stretch or elasticity of the bonded or laminated fabric or garment is maximized. The bonded laminates include a bonding component that may be an elastomeric film, an adhesive, or a combination of a film with adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Carmen A. Covelli, Douglas K. Farmer, Geoffrey D. Hietpas
  • Publication number: 20110287675
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapor-insulating wall cladding (100), comprising aluminum foil (4) that acts as a vapor barrier, the foil being joined to a plaster base layer (3), characterized in that the plaster base layer (3) comprises a fiber layer (1), namely a non-woven fabric, woven fabric, knitted fabric or applied scrim coat, which is bound by a flexibly cured mortar (2), which joins the fiber layer to the aluminum foil and has the characteristics of plaster mortar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Stephan Wedi
  • Publication number: 20110244013
    Abstract: Microporous material having a spherulitic matrix made from ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer has a plurality of pores having an average pore size greater than about 0.01 micrometer. The material is made by thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) process that includes melt mixing ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer, diluent and nucleating agent to provide a melt mixed composition; shaping the melt mixed composition; cooling the shaped melt mixed composition to induce phase separation of the ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer to provide a phase separated material; and stretching the phase separated material to provide the microporous material. The microporous material may be incorporated into articles and the articles may include one, two or more layers of microporous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: James S. Mrozinski, Randall P. Swenson, Karl-Dieter Weilandt, Jonathan F. Hester
  • 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: 20110045724
    Abstract: A composite having a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is a nonwoven layer containing high modulus fibers having a modulus of at least 8 GPa and thermoplastic binder fibers, where at least a portion of the high modulus fibers are connected to the binder fibers, and where the first layer has a solidity of between about 10 and 90%. The second layer is a textile layer selected from the group consisting of a knit layer, a woven layer, bidirectional laminates, and a unidirectional layer. The second layer contains high modulus fibers having a modulus of at least 8 GPa in a thermoplastic matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Pradip Bahukudumbi
  • Publication number: 20110000003
    Abstract: A wetsuit having an outer and/or inner surface is manufactured from an improved non-absorbent and quick drying fabric. The improved non-absorbent and quick drying fabric is made of 100% non-absorbent fiber, selected from polyester, having a fineness ranging from 30 denier to 75 denier, and pre-processed with water repellent before being knitted, then knitted by a single circular knitting machine under a setting of 18˜44 gauge per inch. The result is an improved fine, thin, non-absorbent, and quick drying fabric, which prevents the penetration of water molecules. The improved non-absorbent and quick drying fabric is laminated with a rubber sponge material to form an improved non-absorbent and quick drying wetsuit material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Min-Chen Shiue
  • Publication number: 20100291825
    Abstract: Laminates are described having a durable outer film surface for use in making lightweight liquidproof articles of apparel, such as outerwear garments. A method of making the laminate and a lightweight outerwear garment having an abrasion resistant exterior film surface is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew A. Johnson, Edward G. Gunzel
  • Publication number: 20090311480
    Abstract: A method for the production of a breathable multilayer synthetic leather with a backing layer of a textile sheet, at least one intermediate layer applied to the backing layer and based on an at least to some extent open-cell whipped polyurethane foam and, applied full-surface to the at least one intermediate layer, an outer layer based on a polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: KONRAD HORNSCHUCH AG
    Inventors: Bernd Fischer, Marcus Wetzel, Birgit Kammerer, Sonja Kaspar
  • Publication number: 20090311933
    Abstract: A low-resilience urethane foam cushion that is comfortable and has high flame retardancy. It sufficiently retains the unique texture and comfort inherent in low-resilience urethane foam materials for use as cushions or pillows. It further retains the intact excellent texture, touch feeling, and other properties inherent in fibrous materials. The low-resilience urethane foam cushion is obtained by covering a low-resilience urethane foam with a flame-barrier fabric made of at least two members selected from the group consisting of halogenated fibers (A), flame-retardant cellulosic fibers (B), cellulosic fibers (C), and polyester fibers (D), wherein the sum of (A) and (B) is 25 to 75 wt. % of the flame-barrier fabric, the sum of (B) and (C) is 30 wt. % or more of the flame-barrier fabric, the amount of (C) alone is up to 75 wt. % of the flame-barrier fabric, and the amount of (D) alone is up to 30 wt. % of the flame-barrier fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Mihoichi, Shigeru Maruyama, Wataru Mio, Susumu Iwade
  • Patent number: 7607730
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an upholstery (5) for a passenger seat (1), particularly an aircraft seat, that comprises at least one layer (7, 26) in the form of a textile surface (8) consisting of threads (9 to 11) and/or fibers forming these threads (9 to 11). The textile surface (8) is at least regionally formed by a knitted spacer fabric composed of at least two layers (12, 13) that are spaced apart from one another and pile threads extending therebetween, wherein the textile surface (8) can be at least regionally connected to a supporting frame (6). At least one functional element (19) is at least regionally assigned to the textile surface (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Greiner Purtec GmbH
    Inventor: Johann Möseneder
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7316985
    Abstract: A waterproof and breathable lining structure includes a sheet-like waterproof and breathable foaming cushion layer made of a composition of a predetermined amount of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and a predetermined amount of foaming agent such as azodicarbonamide (ADCA), and a fabric lining layer integrally adhered to one side of the cushion layer to form the lining structure. The cushion layer is made by a process including the steps of: (a) palletizing raw materials including the low density polyethylene and the foaming agent such as Azodicarbonamide (ADCA); (b) extruding the palletized raw material to make a solid sheet; (c) cross-linking the solid sheet by an E-beam to form an irradiated matrix; (d) foaming the irradiated matrix into the sheet-like foaming cushion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventor: Frank Tien
  • Publication number: 20070232172
    Abstract: An upholstering foam body is disclosed with a structural body (2) forming a hollow cavity that is at least partially embedded into the material of the foam body (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventor: Ernst Kurt Biermann
  • Patent number: 7147911
    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: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: SolidaWater Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 7125816
    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: August 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Solid Water Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 7112364
    Abstract: Foaming of a resinous backing (2) to a glass sheet (1) is frustrated at the interface (3) with the glass by maintaining the glass sheet (1) cool during formation of the foam. The degree of foaming is nil at the interface (3) to effect a strong bond there, and increases progressively through the thickness of the foam body (2) away from the interface (3). The foam body (2) is backed by glass-fibre cloth (4) that is impregnated with the resin from which the foaming gas has been vented so as to bond the cloth (4) to the body (2) and to an outer aluminium foil (5). The glass sheet (3) may be a mirror, and may be replaced by a glass laminate (20;23) that includes a fused-powder coating (22;25) with or without an aluminium foil backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Thorstone Business Management Limited
    Inventor: Roger John Leach
  • Patent number: 6981341
    Abstract: The moisture transfer system includes a waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner having an inner fabric layer 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, encapsulation technology, waterproof films and an outer fabric layer. The moisture transfer system in incorporated into in-line skate as either a removable liner for a shell boot or a liner for a softboot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Solid Water Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Patent number: 6914020
    Abstract: A sound and heat insulation material for insulating buildings, motor vehicles, conduits, etc., is covered on at least one exterior surface with a material which reacts at a given temperature by foaming up, and which is difficult to ignite or inflammable. The exterior covering can be a sheet or fiber layer which is impregnated with the reactive material or coated with it. The fibers of the sound and heat insulation core layer can also be directly coated with the reactive material or be mingled with a variable proportion of foamable fibers. The sound and heat insulation element, which is difficult or impossible to ignite, has good insulating properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Moeller Tech GmbH
    Inventor: Friedhelm Beckmann
  • Patent number: 6893695
    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: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: Baychar Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Dummy Baychar
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040247856
    Abstract: In order to facilitate the recycling of plastic composite materials and moldings produced thereof, the invention relates to a single-sort, mono-material composite material, comprising a core of thermoplastic foam and at least one reinforcing layer made of a composite consisting of fibers or strips of the same thermoplastic material as the foam. The invention further relates to a method for producing said single-sort composite material, during which the foam made of thermoplastic material is applied onto a pre-formed reinforcing layer and is welded there to each other and to the reinforcing layer by adding heat, a composite consisting of at least two layers of fabrics, knitted fabrics or non-wovens of fibers or strips made of the same thermoplastic material as the foam being used as reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Gerd Sikorski, Jurgen Bruning, Maik Ziegler, Kai Wacker
  • Publication number: 20040235382
    Abstract: A mat for the computer input device known as a mouse (mouse pad) has at least one woven or knit layer or one layer of non-woven fabric made of bi-component or multi-component fibers or filaments split to form microfibers or microfilaments. The splitting is performed by high-pressure fluid jet treatment of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Applicant: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Robert Groten, Georges Riboulet, Ulrich Jahn
  • Patent number: 6808587
    Abstract: A self-adhesive article for mechanical protection of painted plastic mounted parts of automobiles, comprising a backing material in film form whose outer side is laminated with a layer of knitted fabric and whose inner side is pressure-sensitively adhesive through application of a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: tesa AG
    Inventors: Nicolai Böhm, Ulrike Wappler, Jobst-Waldemar Klemp, Ingolf Schütz
  • Patent number: 6767849
    Abstract: A raised surface fabric knit on a conventional terry knitting machine is provided. On one face of the fabric, a foamed liquid wicking composition is applied, and on the other face, a foamed liquid repellent composition is applied. Preferably, one or both faces of the fabric are napped prior to application of the foam. Further, it is preferable to first apply the foamed liquid repellent composition before applying the formed liquid wicking composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Malden Mills Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Amiram Inbal, Charles Haryslak
  • Publication number: 20040009730
    Abstract: The present invention is a high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric made of fine count high twist artificial yarns with fine denier counts. The texture of the present invention is designed on the basis of elastic features, woven with a high-speed circular knitting machine and processed in a treatment process. Such high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric is then laminated with an artificial rubber sponge in a laminating process to form a high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric piece. The high elastic wet suit fabric of the present invention has a high elasticity, low modulus, more easily dried and high anti-velco capability in comparison with conventional single-directional and low-elastic wet suit fabric, and is capable to improve the comfort, flexibility and elongation of wet suits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Chi Chou Chuang
  • Patent number: 6632756
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a fabric composite for disposition across an automotive seating frame and relates more particularly to a laminated fabric incorporating elastomeric yarn which has undergone either flame or adhesive lamination so as to be joined to a knit or woven aesthetic cover by means of foam either with or without adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Anthony R. Waldrop, George C. McLarty, Marc J. Balsa
  • Patent number: 6630414
    Abstract: Invention-wise three-dimensional net made by warp knitting has high shape retainability in three-dimensional cords defining three-dimensional mesh spaces, capability of suppressing direction dependency, superiority in structural stability and pressure resistance, capability of retaining a suitable degree of elasticity and formation of three-dimensional cords simply by imparting tension, high void content, and lightweight, which are suitable for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Asahi Doken Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 6569789
    Abstract: A conductive material suitable as a gasket material for shielding the electromagnetic wave and a method of fabrication thereof are disclosed. The conductive material is intended to protect electronics equipment and devices from an erroneous operation which otherwise might be triggered by the electromagnetic wave leaking from other electronic equipment or devices and also to prevent a radio wave interference with communication equipment. A composite material sheet composed of a synthetic fiber-structured sheet and a porous synthetic resin sheet integrally bonded to each other is plated with a metal. In order to improve the working efficiency for final applications, an adhesive layer covered with the releasing paper is formed on one of the sheet surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Shioda, Akihide Katayama, Hiroo Kishimoto, Yoshiyuki Hirano
  • Publication number: 20030087084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface material which can be replaced to the conventional surface material made of soft polyvinylchloride resin. These surface material is useful for the various uses such as the material for car interior, the surface material of furniture or the material for porches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: OKAMOTO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Mori, Yoshinari Hatori, Tetsuo Nodera, Haruhide Kawai
  • Patent number: 6558548
    Abstract: The present invention is waste treatment apparatus and process for diminishing the emission of malodorous off-gases during waste treatment. The apparatus typically includes a floatation panel formed from bonded foam particles that is adhered to a fabric layer. The present invention provides a reliable, cost-effective means by which to decrease the noxious odors generally associated with waste treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Odor Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Svirklys, Wallace McGregor, Ron Marsh, Dennis Shanklin
  • Publication number: 20030060111
    Abstract: A raised surface fabric knit on a conventional terry knitting machine is provided. On one face of the fabric, a foamed liquid wicking composition is applied, and on the other face, a foamed liquid repellent composition is applied. Preferably, one or both faces of the fabric are napped prior to application of the foam. Further, it is preferable to first apply the foamed liquid repellent composition before applying the formed liquid wicking composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventors: Moshe Rock, Amiram Inbal, Charles Haryslak
  • Publication number: 20030060110
    Abstract: A method of extruding a foamed plastic into a carrier that relies on the use of dual, multiple blowing agents, a dispersed blowing agent and a micro-encapsulated blowing agent. The resulting product is a polymer coated textile that is resilient with good compression rebound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Dilipkumar R. Desai
  • Patent number: 6537934
    Abstract: A composite material is formed from a flexible porous hardening foam (e.g. polyurethane) and an adhesive composition which sets to a water-resistant film and contains a water-absorbent filler (e.g. fumed silica) in an amount such that the film is water absorbent. The adhesive reinforces the foam while preserving its porosity and absorbency. The material is suitable for shoe insoles and handgrips. The adhesive may be primarily in a surface layer e.g. of cloth (14) applied to the foam (12); or the foam (22) may be saturated with the composition prior to curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Inventor: Siew Puat Yeo
  • Patent number: 6528437
    Abstract: The present invention is a durable composite consisting of a polyester knitted fabric and an extruded film that are heat laminated together without the use of additional adhesive. The open-mesh structure of the fabric, when combined with the film, results in improved sound dissipation for the composite as compared with conventional textile headliners. Because both the fabric and the film components have flame retardant constituents, the resulting composite is capable of meeting even the most stringent of flammability requirements. An optional backing layer may be added to the film layer to create a three-layer composite, which may be suited for certain applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: John M. Hepfinger, Earle Wolynes, Keith M. Blackwell