Nonwoven Fabric (i.e., Nonwoven Strand Or Fiber Material) Patents (Class 442/327)
  • Patent number: 10240268
    Abstract: Process of preparing meltblown fibers that are reclaimed from a starting material of a polypropylene component and a sustainable polymer component is provided. In one aspect, the method includes blending starting fibers of a polypropylene component and a sustainable polymer component under heat to form a molten stream, and then vis-breaking the components to obtain a polymeric blend that is suitable for use in meltblowing applications. The molten stream of the vis-broken polymer components are extruded through a meltblowing die to form a stream of meltblown fibers that is then collected on a collection surface to form a coherent meltblown web. The starting material may be bicomponent filaments having a sheath-core configuration in which the polypropylene component is oriented in the sheath and the sustainable polymer component is oriented in the core of the filaments. The invention is also directed to meltblown fibers and webs prepared from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: FITESA SIMPSONVILLE, INC., FITESA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Elena Novarino, David D. Newkirk, Helmut Hartl, Stefanie Streich
  • Patent number: 10207475
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved facer mat for use as a cover sheet for gypsum board. Also disclosed are gypsum boards containing such mat facers on one or both major surfaces of the board (face and back sides when installed), a method of manufacturing such board, and a method of making the mat. The mat can comprise glass, thermoplastic, and/or thermoset fiber. In preferred embodiments, binder is included with the fiber. The mat has outer and inner surfaces. The mat comprises a first region adjacent to the outer surface defined along a horizontal plane of the mat, the first region having a first substantial thickness, and a second region adjacent to the inner surface defined along a horizontal plane of the mat, the second region having a second substantial thickness. The first region has (a) more hydrophilicity than the second region, (b) more wettability than the second region, and/or (c) less density than the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Shake, David R. Blackburn, Jeffrey Donelan
  • Patent number: 10173159
    Abstract: A mold-preventing air filter filtration medium loaded with a water-retaining macromolecule polymer, a mold-preventing agent, and a binder resin, is formed by immersing a filter material or a reinforcing nonwoven fabric (a backing material) in a mold-preventing composition in which the water-retaining macromolecule polymer, the mold-preventing agent and the binder resin are dissolved, and drying the filter material or the reinforcing nonwoven fabric. The reinforcing nonwoven fabric (a backing material) may be bonded to a filter material to form a mold-preventing air filter filtration medium. A mold-preventing air filter includes the mold-preventing air filter filtration medium that is pleated and accommodated in a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: Fine Tech Co., Ltd., NOF CORPORATION, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukimitsu Ichikawa, Kanya Goto, Narumi Dosaka, Yumiko Fukushima, Yasuhito Fujimaki, Satoshi Yamada, Osamu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10167226
    Abstract: A composition includes glass fibers and a polyether antistatic agent. The polyether antistatic agent has a molecular weight of less than about 2000, or less than about 1000. Exemplary polyether antistatic agents include polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, a glycerol polyether, and combinations thereof. The polyether antistatic agent has a viscosity of less than about 600 cSt at 75° F., or less than about 200 cSt at 75° F. The composition may further include a solvent for the polyether antistatic agent; the solvent may include one or more organic soluble electrolytes, water or a combination thereof. Exemplary organic soluble electrolytes include calcium acetate, lithium acetate, an amine acetate, sodium benzoate, and combinations thereof. The composition may be used in various insulation applications, including in an insulation batt, insulation roll, insulation board, insulation pipe or unbonded glass fiber insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Guodong Zheng, Jawed Asrar, Derek Cooper Bristol, Casper Thorning
  • Patent number: 10164230
    Abstract: Provided is a separator including microbial cellulose, a battery comprising the separator, and a method of producing the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinkyu Kang, Hyeyun Kim, Jiae Yun, Soonchun Chung, Kwangmyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10113255
    Abstract: A Nonwoven fibrous structures with a high interfacial pore size and substrates made therefrom are described herein. The substrates may be used, for example, in wipes. The wipes may include a hydromoled pattern on one surface. The hydromolded pattern can have an average pore-size of the interface between two stacked wipes that is greater than 180 microns in radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10099446
    Abstract: It has been difficult to achieve weight reduction while satisfying a required insulation property in a heat insulating material configured by alternately stacking a metal vapor-deposited sheet and a net. A heat insulating sheet comprises: a first thermal conduction suppressing layer that suppresses thermal conduction; a first radiant heat reflecting layer that is placed on one surface side of the first thermal conduction suppressing layer and reflects radiant heat; and a protruding portion protruding from a surface of the first radiant heat reflecting layer on an opposite side of a surface on which the first thermal conduction suppressing layer is stacked, the protruding portion containing a resin at least on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, TOCHIGI KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kuman, Shuzou Imai, Atsushi Kumasaki, Masaharu Iwai
  • Patent number: 10069127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite separation film comprising cellulose fiber and silica, a method for manufacturing the separation film, and a secondary battery including the separation film, wherein the separation film has excellent thermal stability, dimensional stability, wettability and electrochemical stability and has a simplified manufacturing process such that the unit cost of production can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Forest Research Institute
    Inventors: Sun Young Lee, Sang Young Lee, Sang Jin Chun, Sang Bum Park, Don Ha Choi
  • Patent number: 10041866
    Abstract: A stain-barrier is described along with methods of its application to a fabric. The stain barrier reduces variability between samples of different dilution or fabric type so that limits of stain detection can be assigned more accurately and precisely and stain detection techniques can be transparently compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Zhenyu Lu, Brianna Cassidy, Katherine Witherspoon, Stephanie Dejong, Raymond G. Belliveau, III, Michael Myrick, Stephen L. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10011238
    Abstract: A vehicle having a space filling panel including a polystyrene layer, a polyurethane layer, and a polyethylene cover where the polyethylene cover forms a vacuum sealed space. The polystyrene layer and the polyurethane layer are both positioned in the polyethylene cover's vacuum sealed space. In another embodiment, a space filling panel for a vehicle includes a polystyrene layer comprising a plurality of polyurethane chips. The polystyrene layer having the plurality of polyurethane chips is enclosed in a vacuum sealed space formed by a polyethylene cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Castro, Emmanuel Garcia Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9982098
    Abstract: Adding a compatible high melt flow rate (MFR), low melt viscosity, hydrogenated styrene block copolymer to amorphous poly alpha-olefins (APAOs) results in adhesives that show acceptably high elongation and tensile strength, and which, when applied by different hot melt application methods onto elastic strands, result in personal hygiene article components that perform comparably to such components assembled using just styrene block copolymer components formulated with compatible tackifiers, processing oils and other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: REXtac LLC
    Inventors: Andres Sustic, Enrico L. Buenacosa, James Haselman, James Nicholas Fowler
  • Patent number: 9809004
    Abstract: A laminated structure containing a microporous film bonded in a face to face relationship with a plexifilamentary nonwoven web with an adhesive layer situated in contact with a least a portion of both the microporous film and the nonwoven web. The adhesive may contain reactive tracers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephane Nowak, Serge Rebouillat
  • Patent number: 9724901
    Abstract: Embodiments provide extruded oriented low density polyethylene (LDPE) films. Embodiments provide methods for making extruded oriented low density polyethylene (LDPE) films. Embodiments provide resin compositions for extruded oriented low density polyethylene (LDPE) films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Jindal Films Europe Virton SPRL
    Inventor: Pang-Chia Lu
  • Patent number: 9593435
    Abstract: A fiber comprising poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) having monomers such as N-(4-vinylphenyl)maleimide grafted onto the fiber surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark F Teasley
  • Patent number: 9523161
    Abstract: (1) An elastic nonwoven fabric and a fiber product using the elastic nonwoven fabric, the elastic nonwoven fabric containing a crystalline resin composition containing low crystalline polypropylene and high crystalline polypropylene, the low crystalline polypropylene satisfying items (a) and (b) below, and a crystallization temperature (Tc) of the crystalline resin composition measured with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) being from 20 to 100° C.: (a) a melting point (Tm-D) being from 0 to 120° C., which is defined as a peak top of a peak observed on the most high temperature side of a melt endothermic curve obtained by maintaining at ?10° C. for 5 minutes and increasing in temperature at 10° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Takebe, Yutaka Minami, Toshitaka Kanai
  • Patent number: 9410273
    Abstract: There is provided a fiber bundle that strikes an excellent balance between the properties and performance of the resulting web and the finished products obtained from this web, and cost, ease of work, and productivity. There is also provided a method for manufacturing a web using this fiber bundle. There is also provided a web that is uniform and has excellent soft touch and bulkiness. This is achieved by a fiber bundle with a total denier of 10,000 to 500,000 dtex, obtained by bundling thermoplastic, conjugate, continuous fibers that have a single filament denier of 0.5 to 100 dtex/f and in which the center of gravity of conjugate components varies among the conjugate components in a fiber cross section, wherein the thermoplastic, conjugate, continuous fibers that make up the fiber bundle have a spontaneous crimp of 8 to 30 crimps per 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: ES FIBERVISIONS CO., ES FIBERVISIONS HONG KONG LIMITED, ES FIBERVISIONS APS, ES FIBERVISIONS LP
    Inventors: Minoru Miyauchi, Yukiharu Simotsu, Akinori Maekawa
  • Patent number: 9388526
    Abstract: A method of making a fiber comprised of poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) having monomer groups grafted onto the fiber surface, the method comprising the steps of (i) providing a fiber of poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) that has been dried to remove adsorbed moisture, (ii) treating the fiber, in a non-polar solvent that will not dissolve the fiber, with a phosphazene base that exhibits a pKa in dimethylsulfoxide of at least 21 so as to generate anions at the amide sites on the surface of the poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) fiber, (iii) washing the base-activated fiber with an aprotic solvent, (iv) grafting a monomer onto the anion sites so as to introduce reactive functional groups onto the surface of the poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) fiber, and (v) washing the grafted fiber of step (iv) with a protic solvent to extract any residual base compounds and grafting agents that are unbound to the surface of the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark F Teasley
  • Patent number: 9382404
    Abstract: Formaldehyde-free binder compositions are described. The binder compositions may include a polycarboxy compound, and an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound. The compositions may also optionally include a cure catalyst. In addition, composite materials are described. The composite materials may include a mat of fibers and a binder composition. The binder composition may include a polycarboxy compound, an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Mingfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9303341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a nonwoven fabric comprising within the range of from 1 to 49 wt %, by weight of the fabric, of a reactor grade propylene-?-olefin copolymer possessing; within the range of from 5 to 35 wt %, by weight of the copolymer, of units derived from one or more of ethylene and/or C4 to C12 ?-olefins; a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range of from 600 to 7500 g/10 min; and a weight average molecular weight of less than 200,000; and a second polypropylene having a melting point, Tm, of greater than 110° C. and a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range of from 20 to 7500 g/10 min; wherein the fabric has a Handle value of less than 60% (measuring the fabric of 35 g/m2 basis weight). The fabric can be used in structures comprising one or more layers of the fabric described herein, and can include any number of other fabric layers made from other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhin Datta, Derek W. Thurman, Chia Y. Cheng, Kuangyao B. Peng
  • Patent number: 9283125
    Abstract: In a disposable wearing article, a first waist region is elasticized and formed of an inner sheet and an outer sheet. The non-skin-facing side of the outer sheet is formed substantially over its entire area with a plurality of thermocompression-bonded spots regularly and intermittently arranged at predetermined intervals. The outer sheet has non-thermocompressed regions surrounded by a plurality of thermocompression-bonded spots. A fibrous layer lying at least on the outer surface of said outer sheet is formed of thermal adhesive crimped fibers which are bonded together by thermocompression-bonding treatment in the thermocompression-bonded spots. The outer sheet and the inner sheet are bonded to each other by adhesive applied on at least one of respective opposite surfaces thereof so that the crimped fibers in the non-thermocompressed regions may protrude outward in a thickness direction of the outer sheet as the inner sheet contracts in the direction of the transverse axis Q.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Otsubo, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Mariko Yamashita, Etsuko Kudo
  • Patent number: 9220998
    Abstract: Provided is a filter medium for a liquid filter, having a three-dimensional micropore structure of a multi-layered structure using a multilayer nanofiber web that is obtained by performing air-electrospinning, to thus be thin but have high efficiency and long life, a method of manufacturing the filter medium using the multilayer nanofiber web, and a liquid filter using the filter medium. The filter medium for a liquid filter, includes: a nanofiber web that is made by stacking nanofibers that are obtained by air-electrospinning a fibrous polymer material and that have micropores; and a supporter that is inserted and combined onto one surface or in an inner portion of the nanofiber web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Yong Seo, Seung Hoon Lee, Yong Sik Jung
  • Publication number: 20150147506
    Abstract: A composite material containing a polymer composition and a very low concentration of carbon nanofillers, in particular carbon nanotubes, having improved mechanical properties. The method for producing said composite material and to the different uses thereof. The use of carbon nanofillers at a concentration of between 0.1 ppm and 99 ppm in order to improve mechanical properties, in particular the tensile properties of a polymer matrix encasing at least one polymer selected from a thermoplastic polymer alone or mixed with an elastomer resin base, while facilitating the shaping thereof into composite parts using any suitable technique, in particular injection, extrusion, compression or moulding, and while improving the electrostatic dissipation capability thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Korzhenko, Patrick Delprat, Catherine Bluteau, Andriy Tymoshenko, Anatolly Goryachkin, Dmitry Zakharov
  • Patent number: 9040437
    Abstract: An elastic laminate has a coextruded film having an outer film layer formed of an elastic and sticky styrene-block copolymer and an inner film layer of lesser elasticity than the outer layer, an outer fleece or nonwoven web or overlay, an outer adhesive layer between the outer fleece web and the outer film layer adhering the outer fleece web to the outer film layer, an inner fleece or nonwoven web or overlay, and an inner adhesive layer between the inner fleece web and the inner film layer adhering the inner fleece web to the inner film layer. The inner adhesive layer forming between the inner fleece web and the inner film layer a bond that is weaker than a bond formed by the outer adhesive layer between the outer fleece web and the outer film layer such that on stretching the inner fleece layer separates locally from the inner film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MONDI CONSUMER PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Henner Sollmann
  • Patent number: 9040438
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity, low-monomer aqueous polymer dispersions based on polychloroprene, and a process for the preparation thereof and the use thereof as a contact adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Peter Kueker, Juergen Kempkes, Bianka Lorenz, Peter Reichert, Winfried Jeske, Jose Colinas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150140887
    Abstract: Propylene polymers having a melt flow index in the range from 3.0 dg/min to 8.0 dg/min can be particularly suited for high-tenacity fibers and yarns and nonwovens. The propylene polymers can be produced by a process that includes polymerizing propylene or propylene and at least one comonomer in presence of a Ziegler-Natta polymerization catalyst, an aluminium alkyl, and hydrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Geeurickx, Alain Standaert, Jean-Luc Zuliani
  • Patent number: 9023534
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fiber having a nano-order fiber diameter, which is produced by without a process of dehydration and cyclization by a heat treatment after fiber spinning and has excellent heat resistance and mechanical strength, and a non-woven fabric composed of the fiber, and discloses the polyamide-imide fiber and the non-woven fabric having an average fiber diameter of from 0.001 ?m to 1 ?m and also discloses the process for producing threrof. The present invention also provides a separator for an electronic component which has a high conductivity and a small separator thickness and is improved in safety during reflow soldering or short-circuiting, and discloses the separator composed of a non-woven fabric obtained by an electro-spinning method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Nakamori, Yasuo Ohta, Hisato Kobayashi, Syoji Oda, Nobuyuki Taniguchi, Daisuke Sakura, Katsuya Shimeno
  • Publication number: 20150118179
    Abstract: Biocidally active cationic analogs of N-halamine having two biocidally active groups covalently bonded together in a single molecule and having general Formula (I). Compounds of Formula (I), and precursors thereof, can be in solution form immobilized onto a substrate via physical coating or covalent chemical bonding to functionalize surfaces or added into materials as additives so as to render them biocidal. The biocidal solutions and substrates comprising the compounds or precursors of the present invention can then be used to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
    Inventor: Song Liu
  • Patent number: 9018112
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a nonwoven fabric comprising within the range of from 50 to 99 wt %, by weight of the composition, of a reactor grade propylene-?-olefin copolymer possessing within the range of from 5 to 35 wt %, by weight of the copolymer, of units derived from one or more of ethylene and/or C4 to C12 ?-olefins; a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range of from 500 to 7500 g/10 min; and a weight average molecular weight of less than 200,000; and a second polypropylene having a melting point, Tm, of greater than 110° C. and a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range of from 20 to 7500 g/10 min; wherein the fabric has a CD Elongation value of greater than 50% (measuring the fabric of 35 g/m2 basis weight). The fabric described herein can be used in structures comprising one or more layers of the fabric described herein, and can include any number of other fabric layers made from other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemicals Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhin Datta, Derek Thurman, Chia Yung Cheng, Kuangyao B. Peng
  • Publication number: 20150111450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and fibers made therefrom. The fiber comprises a polymer, poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and PTF based copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20150111455
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward an apparatus comprising a high speed rotating disk or bowl for nanofiber spinning from the rotational sheared thin film fibrillation at the enclosed serrations with the optimized stretching zone to produce the defects-free nanofibrous web and nanofibrous membrane comprising a nanofiber network with a number average nanofiber diameter less than 500 nm that yield the crystallinity higher than the polymer resin used in making the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: TAO HUANG, Thomas Patrick Daly, Zachary R. Dilworth
  • Publication number: 20150082759
    Abstract: A holding sealing material includes inorganic fibers, a longitudinal direction, a width direction, a thickness direction, a first main face, a second main face, and a structure. The first main face is substantially perpendicular to the thickness direction. The holding sealing material is to be wrapped along the longitudinal direction around an exhaust gas treating body housed in a casing of an exhaust gas purifying apparatus and disposed between the exhaust gas treating body and the casing so that the first main face faces an outer circumference face of the exhaust gas treating body and the second main face faces an inner circumference face of the casing. The structure is plastically deformed by applying a shear stress to the first main face and the second main face respectively in mutually opposite directions along the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya SUGIURA, Tatsuya WATANABE, Yasutaka ITO
  • Patent number: 8987150
    Abstract: A fabric for use in chemical and biological (CB) protective garments includes at least one felt layer having from 25% to 100% carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers as a breathable physical barrier against toxic chemical droplets and/or pathogens. The felt layers are cleaned and consolidated into a mechanically competent sheet which can form adhesive seams having lapshear greater than the sheet itself. An additional supporting layer can be included. The supporting layer can be a wicking layer which is permeable with a chlorinated or otherwise chemically active solution to establish a reactive chemical barrier, the solution being dispensed on demand from a portable container. Embodiments include a second layer of CNT or of another backing fabric, sandwiching the wicking layer therebetween. Impermeable fluoropolymer seams can divide the fabric into a plurality of CNT/wicking cells. A layer of activated charcoal and/or halamine-forming hydantoin can be included for persistent reactive chemical protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Warwick Mills Inc.
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Patent number: 8986432
    Abstract: Filter media, as well as related assemblies, systems and methods. Filter media may contain one or more layers formed of a meltblown material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: John A. Wertz, David T. Healey, William S. Freeman, John L. Manns, Mark Rowlands
  • Publication number: 20150080826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate which comprises oligogalacturonides. More particularly, the present invention provides a disposable absorbent article which comprises the substrate having the oligogalacturonides. The present invention also provides a process for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article comprising the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes EHRNSPERGER, Bernhard HANKE, Josef Peter GUGGENBICHLER, Gary Dean LAVON
  • Publication number: 20150079369
    Abstract: A process for making a fibrous panel member and a flooring structure is disclosed. The flooring structure has a subfloor, a surface layer, and an insulative pad disposed between the subfloor and the surface layer. The insulative pad has an MDI binder and reinforcement fibers distributed uniformly and randomly within a first plane. The process includes mixing a porous fiber material with a MDI adhesive. The fiber batt is compressed between a pair of porous belts. Steam and heat are applied to the compressed batt to form a bound flexible batting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Akiva Pinto, Chad A. Collison
  • Publication number: 20150079866
    Abstract: A method of producing a fine fiber, including treating a cellulose raw material with an enzyme; and fibrillating the treated cellulose raw material; treating with the enzyme under a condition where at least a ratio of endo-glucanase activity to cellobiohydrolase activity that is 0.06 or greater. The cellulose raw material may be a plant fiber. The method efficiently produces a fine fiber from a cellulose raw material at low cost and with a low environmental burden, a fine fiber, and a non-woven fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Yaping Chao, Yasutomo Noishiki
  • Publication number: 20150079867
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polyester characterised by noteworthy workability properties even when mixed with other polymers and being capable of being converted into products such as for example films, fibres, non-woven fabrics, sheets, moulded, thermoformed, blow-moulded and expanded articles, characterised by great toughness and high elongation at failure values. This invention also relates to processes for production of the said polyesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Novamont S.p.A.
    Inventors: Tiziana Milizia, Roberto Vallero
  • Publication number: 20150056881
    Abstract: A flexible, wrappable multilayered heat shield is provided. The heat shield includes a reflective metal outermost layer, an innermost layer of high temperature yarn capable of withstanding temperatures up to about 650 degrees° C. continuously, and about 750° C. intermittently, and an intermediate layer of nonwoven material capable of withstanding temperatures up to about 550° C. continuously sandwiched between the outermost and innermost layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Tianqi Gao, Linwood Ludy, Daniel Rowcotsky, Wai Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 8962127
    Abstract: An ultrathin, porous, and mechanically stable nonwoven fabric, a method for manufacturing the fabric, and the fabric's use are described. A nonwoven fabric is described having a thickness of less than 30 ?m, which is chemically and/or thermally bonded, whose maximum tensile load in at least one direction is at least 15 N/5 cm, whose stretching in this direction at maximum tensile load is 35% at the most, and which has a porosity of at least 25%. This nonwoven fabric may be used as a separator material or as a carrier material for diaphragms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Peter Kritzer, Raoul Farer, Guenter Frey, Michael Appelgruen, Rolf-Peter Schwoebel
  • Publication number: 20150044927
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and article made therefrom and processes of making them. The composition comprises a polymer, the polymer comprising a repeat unit of formula shown below: wherein the polymer is derived from an aromatic diamine comprising m-phenylene diamine, and an aromatic diacid or a derivative thereof comprising furan dicarboxylic acid or derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: E I Du Pont DE Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Justin W. Chan, Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan, Sharlene Renee Williams, Michael W. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20150044924
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a plant fiber textile, a laminate with the plant fiber textile and a fabricating method of the laminate. The plant fiber textile has a matrix resin and continuous plant fibers distributed within the matrix resin. The plant fibers are subjected to a surface modification pretreatment including a coupling treatment with a coupling agent and/or a fire retardation treatment with a fire retardant. The laminate has a stack structure including a layer of the plant fiber textile and at least one layer selected from a group consisting of following layers: glass fiber, aramid fiber or carbon fiber non-woven cloth or textile, preferably distributed within the matrix resin; polymer fiber non-woven cloth or textile, preferably distributed within the matrix resin; or polymer foam or rubber material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaosu Yi, Yanfeng Liu, Shuangying Ji, Jianfeng Tong, Hongyi Ma, Chunrong Jiao, Jianwen Bao, Qingman Liu, Xiancheng He, Xu Chen, Haichao Cui
  • Publication number: 20150044415
    Abstract: The present invention follows from a number of recent discoveries relating to cellulose fibrils and crystals. Unique properties of these compositions provide for novel structural materials that exhibit extremely high strength per unit of mass. Structures and articles first taught herein may be formed by computer numerically controlled processing, extruding, molding, shearing, weaving, and various additive manufacturing techniques, as well as by other more traditional procedures. These structures and articles may be used as a skin or core in composite constructions. These structures and articles can be used as free standing shells or panels. They may be made into intricate forms, particularly in three spatial dimensions with sonic elements in tension and some elements in compression to realize high performance functionalities. Cellulose matter is a dominate part of these compositions, making the articles fully biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Read, Daniel Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20150038043
    Abstract: The present invention provides for concentrated aqueous silk fibroin solutions and an all-aqueous mode for preparation of concentrated aqueous fibroin solutions that avoids the use of organic solvents, direct additives, or harsh chemicals. The invention further provides for the use of these solutions in production of materials, e.g., fibers, films, foams, meshes, scaffolds and hydrogels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE
    Inventors: David L. KAPLAN, Ung-Jin KIM, Jaehyung PARK, Hyoung-Joon JIN
  • Publication number: 20150031262
    Abstract: Fibers can include a polypropylene composition, which can include a metallocene random copolymer of propylene and a comonomer that is an alpha-olefin different from propylene. The metallocene random copolymer can have a comonomer content of from 1.2 wt % to 1.8 wt %, a molecular weight distribution of at least 1.0 and of at most 4.0 obtained without thermal or chemical degradation, and a melting temperature Tmelt of at most 140° C. A nonwoven can include the fibers, and a laminate can include the nonwoven. The fibers can be produced by polymerizing the propylene and comonomer in presence of a metallocene-based polymerization catalyst to obtain the metallocene random copolymer. The polypropylene composition can be melt-extruded to obtain a molten polypropylene stream, which can be extruded from capillaries of a spinneret to obtain filaments. A diameter of the filaments can be rapidly reduced to obtain a final diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gaëtan Henry, Guillaume Pavy, John Bieser, Hugues Haubruge, Alain Standaert
  • Publication number: 20150031261
    Abstract: A technique for forming fibers (e.g., nanofibers, microfibers, etc.) from an aqueous spinning solution is provided. Through careful control over the nature and relative concentration of the components in the solution, fibers can be formed that remain relatively water resistant. To help accomplish these unique features, a pH-sensitive polymer is employed in the spinning solution that is generally soluble in water at a certain pH value, yet generally insoluble in water at a different pH value. This property allows for selective adjustment of the pH both before and after spinning to control the water-solubility of the polymer as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Branham, Sara Honarbakhsh
  • Patent number: 8939295
    Abstract: A multi-layer, fluid transmissive structure is provided that comprises first and second fiber layers each comprising a plurality of polymeric fibers bonded to each other at spaced apart contact points. The polymeric fibers of these fiber layers have diameters greater than one micron and collectively define interconnected interstitial spaces providing tortuous fluid flow paths through the first and second fiber layers. The structure also comprises a plurality of nanofibers disposed intermediate at least a portion of the first fiber layer and at least a portion of the second fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Essentra Porous Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Bennett C. Ward, Geoffrey M. Stoltz
  • Publication number: 20150021089
    Abstract: It is aimed to provide a wiring harness protection material utilized as a wiring harness protection member and having protection performance in a high-temperature and high-humidity environment and a wiring harness. A wiring harness 1 is formed by molding wiring harness protection materials 1 using a thermally moldable nonwoven fabric containing polyethylene terephthalate fibers having a weight-average molecular weight in a range of 10000 to 200000 into a wiring harness protection member 2 having a predetermined shape and covering a wire bundle 4 with the wiring harness protection member 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yutaka Takata, Shigeyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8937025
    Abstract: One-part binder compositions are described that may include a protein and a crosslinking combination. The crosslinking combination may include at least a first crosslinking compound and a second crosslinking compound. The first and second crosslinking compounds are individually crosslinkable with each other and with the protein. Examples of the protein include soy protein. Fiber products and methods of making the fiber products are also described. The fiber products may include organic fibers, inorganic fibers, or both, in a cured thermoset binder based on solutions of the one-part binder compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Jawed Asrar, Zhihua Guo
  • Publication number: 20150017868
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composed of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer, a tackifying resin, and a liquid plasticizer. The preferred ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer has a vinyl acetate content between 8 and 28 percent by weight, and the preferred hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer is a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene having about 30% styrene content and essentially no diblock. The hot melt gives excellent peel strength when used as a construction adhesive for disposable nonwoven articles. It can also be formulated to exhibit very low bleed through and blocking characteristics when used on low basis weight nonwoven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Bostik, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stafeil, Kathleen M. Farris
  • Publication number: 20150017546
    Abstract: Formaldehyde-free binder compositions are described. The binder compositions may include a polycarboxy compound, and an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound. The compositions may also optionally include a cure catalyst. In addition, composite materials are described. The composite materials may include a mat of fibers and a binder composition. The binder composition may include a polycarboxy compound, an organic crosslinking agent, and a polyvalent metal compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Mingfu Zhang