Including A Nonwoven Fabric Which Is Not A Scrim Patents (Class 442/35)
  • Patent number: 10041564
    Abstract: Poly-V belts are disclosed that have a body in an elastomeric material, preferably EPDM, a plurality of durable filiform inserts longitudinally embedded in the body, and a coupling portion integrally connected to the body and comprising a plurality of V-shaped ribs in side by side arrangement alternating with V-shaped grooves. A layer of a thermoplastic material at least partially covers the ribs, and a knitted fabric is arranged over the thermoplastic material. Preferably, the thermoplastic material includes a polyolefin irradiated with a dose amount of radiation between 60 and 140 kGy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dayco Europe S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giacomo Casagrande, Marco Di Meco, Paolo Di Marino, Fabrizio Breggia
  • Patent number: 9895861
    Abstract: A unidirectionally stretchable substrate which has good shape retaining characteristics and whose weight can be easily reduced is provided. Unidirectionally 1 stretchable substrate has meshed material 2 that has a plurality of elastomeric linear members 3 arranged orthogonal to each other, the linear members having stretchability and thermoplasticity; and non-woven fabric 4 that is formed of a plurality of filaments 5, the filaments being made of a thermoplastic resin. Filaments 5 of non-woven fabric 4 have been drafted in one direction and are linearly arranged only in that direction. Non-woven fabric 4 is bonded to meshed material 2 such that direction y in which filaments 5 of the non-woven fabric 4 are arranged is parallel with one of directions y in which linear members 3 of meshed material 2 extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Miyagawa, Hideo Kumehara, Shigehisa Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9695907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frictional power transmission belt containing an extensible layer forming a belt back surface, a compressive rubber layer formed on one surface of the extensible layer and frictionally engaging at the lateral surface thereof with pulleys, and a tension member embedded between the extensible layer and the compressive rubber layer along the belt length direction, in which a surface of at least a part of the compressive rubber layer to be in contact with pulleys is coated with a fiber/resin mixture layer that contains a resin component and heat-resistant fibers having a softening point or a melting point higher than a vulcanization temperature in a mixed state, and the heat-resistant fibers contain a fiber embedded so as to extend from the fiber/resin mixture layer to the compressive rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Mitsutomi, Yoshihito Noborikawa, Tsuyoshi Takehara
  • Patent number: 9566775
    Abstract: A geocomposite with a geonet and a geotextile. The geotextile has a nonwoven fabric layer and a woven fabric layer, with the nonwoven fabric connected by needle-punching to the woven fabric whereby fibers of the nonwoven fabric extend through and beyond the woven fabric, and the woven fabric and fibers of the nonwoven fabric extending through the woven fabric are bonded to one side of the geonet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GSE Environmental, LLC
    Inventors: Mengjia Li, Darrell L. Heathcott
  • Patent number: 9012013
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed face masks that are provided in a generally flat configuration and are capable of being expanded to a cup-shaped configuration. Such masks comprise at least one porous layer that comprises at least one pleat and that is capable of being expanded by at least partially unfolding the at least one pleat. The mask further comprises reinforcing netting laminated to the outer surface of the porous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Dean R. Duffy
  • Patent number: 8765251
    Abstract: A roofing underlayment having a slip-resistant surface includes a woven polypropylene scrim laminated to a top layer made from a non-woven spun-bond polypropylene fabric. During lamination, the scrim is bonded to the top layer by a polypropylene coating that impregnates the scrim, thereby forming a structural bottom layer comprising the polypropylene-impregnated scrim. The non-woven fibers of the top layer provide a micro-textured, slip-resistant surface. A second polypropylene coating may be applied to the bottom surface of the bottom structural layer. An adhesive layer may optionally be applied either to the bottom surface of the bottom structural layer, or, if used, to the bottom surface of the second polypropylene coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kirsch Research and Development, LLC
    Inventor: Mark C. Strait
  • Patent number: 8669196
    Abstract: An impact resistant membrane and methods of preparing and utilizing the membrane are disclosed. The membrane comprises a loft layer, a first polymeric layer bonded to a first surface of the loft layer, and a second polymeric layer bonded to a second surface of the loft layer. The membrane can be fabricated by providing a loft layer and applying a polymeric layer on a first surface and on a second surface of the loft layer. The membrane has a higher resistance to failure due to impact and thus protects the underlying structure membrane for a longer time. A method of facilitating protecting a structure comprises providing a single ply membrane having a loft layer and a polymeric layer disposed on at least two surfaces of the loft layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cooley Group Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Naresh R. Mehta, Jeffrey Charles Flath, David Allen Pettey
  • Patent number: 8663766
    Abstract: An elongated protective textile sleeve for protecting elongate members and methods of constructing a fabric substrate therefore are provided. The fabric substrate has a plurality of filamentary members woven, knitted or braided with one another. At least some of the filamentary members of the substrate extend to cut edges and are fabricated of a multi-component material that includes a core of a first polymeric material and an outer sheath of a second polymeric material. The outer sheath is heat-fusible and the inner core is heat-settable. The outer sheaths of the filamentary members are heat fused at least in the regions near the cut edges to keep the cut edges from fraying or the filamentary members from pulling out of the substrate. The core is heat set to form the desired shape of the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy David Sellis, Matthew Ray Taulbee, William J. Schrepple, Philip Edward Marks
  • Patent number: 8500372
    Abstract: A turf reinforcement mat comprises at least one polymer net layer; a non-woven mat comprising a plurality of multi-dimensional polymer fibers; and, a polymer yarn, stitching the net layer to the non-woven mat. A method for erosion control and revegetation facilitation comprises providing a turf reinforcement mat comprising at least one polymer net layer; a non-woven mat comprising a plurality of multi-dimensional polymer fibers; and, a polymer yarn, stitching the net layer to the non-woven mat; laying the turf reinforcement mat on a section of ground to be reinforced; securing the turf reinforcement mat to the ground; distributing soil and seed onto the turf reinforcement mat such that the section of ground is quickly revegetated and thereby protected from further erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Propex Operating Company LLC
    Inventors: Sidney M. Weiser, Patti Weaver, Warren Sickler
  • Patent number: 8314044
    Abstract: Permeable composite fibrous catalytic sheets comprised of at least three distinct solid phases. A first solid phase is an electrically conductive phase comprised of randomly oriented electrically conductive carbon fibers. A second solid phase is a 3-dimensional porous network of a non-conductive porous ceramic material. A third phase is comprised of catalytic particles dispersed on said 3-dimensional porous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Juzer Jangbarwala
  • Patent number: 8273429
    Abstract: An elongated protective textile sleeve for protecting elongate members and methods of constructing a fabric substrate therefore. The fabric substrate has a plurality of filamentary members either woven, knitted or braided with one another. At least some of the filamentary members of the substrate extend to cut edges and are fabricated of a multi-component material that includes a core of a first polymeric material and an outer sheath of a second polymeric material. The outer sheath is heat-fusible and the inner core is heat-settable. The outer sheaths of the filamentary members are heat fused at least in the regions near the cut edges to keep the cut edges from fraying or the filamentary members from pulling out of the substrate. The core is heat set to form the desired shape of the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy David Sellis, Matthew Ray Taulbee, William J. Schrepple, Philip Edward Marks
  • Publication number: 20120149264
    Abstract: A reinforcement membrane for reinforcing a roofing membrane has first and second layers including a fiberglass mat and a scrim of low-shrinkage organic fibers; a third layer comprising nonwoven low-shrinkage organic fibers providing an added mass of the low-shrinkage organic fibers for possessing latent shrinkage while the reinforcement membrane is in tension, which latent shrinkage is released in the absence of tension thereon during a temperature increase within a range of about 10° C. to about 30° C.; and a membrane coating material bonds together the three layers in tension, without completely filling interstices among the respective fibers of the three layers, wherein the interstices are adapted to be filled with a bituminous roofing composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Porter, Richard J. Goupil
  • Patent number: 8105411
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a fluid filter that includes a first set of strips of a first filter material having a first density, and a second set of strips of a second filter material having a second density greater than the first density, wherein the first set and second set of strips are arranged in an alternating pattern to define a first filter layer. The system also includes a second filter layer comprising a third filter material having a third density greater than the second density, wherein the first filter layer is coupled to the second filter layer. In other embodiments, the system includes a fluid filter which includes a first filter material having a first density, a second filter material having a second density greater than the first density, and a third filter material having a third density greater than the second density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nekheel Gajjar, Paul R. Micheli
  • Patent number: 8026190
    Abstract: Insulating element from mineral fibers for shipbuilding with an insulating element in form of a plate or roll felt for shipbuilding the composition of the mineral fibers of the insulating element points an alkali/alkaline-earth mass ratio of the fiber structure of the insulating element is determined by an average geometrical fiber diameter of ?4 ?m and a surface weight of 0.8 through 4.3 kg/m2 and a binding agent portion above 0.5 until 4 weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Horst Keller, Ina Bruer, Gerald Amannt, Jean-Luc Bernard
  • Patent number: 7981818
    Abstract: A multilayer composite sheet for use in a lead-acid battery includes a) a base layer including paper or a glass fiber mat; b) a layer of polymeric nanofibers bonded with discrete adhesive particles to a first surface of the base layer; and c) a scrim layer bonded with discrete adhesive particles to a surface of the layer of nanofibers opposite the base layer. A plate assembly for a lead-acid battery includes one or more multilayer composite sheets located adjacent or partially enclosing a lead plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: P. H. Glatfelter Company
    Inventor: William N. Justice
  • Patent number: 7915184
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a nonwoven anti-microbial hard surface wipe, and more specifically to an anti-microbial hard surface wipe that more readily releases a disinfectant or anti-microbial agent. In a first embodiment, the nonwoven substrate of the present invention is comprised of a non-ionic binder, as well as a cationic disinfectant. The wipe is introduced into a water source and the disinfectant is readily released from the wipe so as to form a disinfectant solution. In a second embodiment, the nonwoven substrate of the present invention is comprised of a non-ionic binder and used along with a separate commercially available disinfecting or sanitizing solution. The disinfecting solution is preferably a cationic disinfecting solution, such as a cationic dual quaternary sanitizing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Dianne Ellis, Jimmy D. West, Jennifer Mayhorn, Nick Carter
  • Publication number: 20110070791
    Abstract: A novel textile material particularly a wonder fabric comprising of a see-through construction of plurality of yarns intersecting one another at certain angles hydro-laminated thereof with pseudo yarns formed out of staple fibers and mechanical cross linking of yarns on at least one side under specific conditions thereof resulting into a durable and multi functional material suitable for home and apparel textile applications is disclosed herein. A process for production and apparatus thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: Welspun Global Brands Limited
    Inventor: Sachin Hanmant Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 7838445
    Abstract: A multi-layered sheet material for wrapping metal goods to protect them from corrosion during storage has a water impermeable and water vapor-impermeable outer layer comprising a coated woven scrim and a water-impermeable and water vapor permeable inner layer comprising a micro-perforated film. The inner layer incorporates corrosion inhibitors. The outer and inner layers are bonded along their longitudinal edges leaving a space between the layers into which water vapor can migrate away from the wrapped metal product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: Interwrap Inc., IBCO SRL
    Inventor: Martin Vido
  • Patent number: 7833383
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a multi-layer nonwoven fiber material, and related methods of manufacturing the material. In one exemplary embodiment, the fiber material includes a first layer of directionally aligned fibers together with a second layer of randomly dispersed fibers dispersed over the first layer. Consistent with one exemplary method for manufacturing a nonwoven fiber material, the method includes dispersing a first plurality of fibers horizontally in one or more predetermined directions, as well as dispersing a second plurality of fibers horizontally in random directions. In such an embodiment, the second plurality of fibers is dispersed over the first plurality of fibers. Moreover, an exemplary embodiment of a roofing shingle employing a nonwoven fiber material as described herein is as disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Darrell R. Heine, John J. Andrews, Louis T. Hahn, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 7820560
    Abstract: A turf reinforcement mat (10) comprises at least one polymer net layer (11); a non-woven mat (13) comprising a plurality of multi-dimensional polymer fibers (15); and, a polymer yarn (80, 81), stitching the net layer to the non-woven mat. A method for erosion control and revegetation facilitation comprises providing a turf reinforcement mat comprising at least one polymer net layer; a non-woven mat comprising a plurality of multi-dimensional polymer fibers; and, a polymer yarn, stitching the net layer to the non-woven mat; laying the turf reinforcement mat on a section of ground to be reinforced; securing the turf reinforcement mat to the ground; distributing soil and seed onto the turf reinforcement mat such that the section of ground is quickly revegetated and thereby protected from further erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Propex Operating Company LLC
    Inventors: Sidney M Weiser, Patti Weaver, Warren Sickler
  • Patent number: 7807590
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn fabric includes the following steps of: obtaining composite yarn by winding a water-soluble polymer fiber around a surface of isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn; obtaining a composite yarn fabric by weaving the composite yarn; and obtaining the isotropic pitch-based carbon fiber spun yarn fabric by dissolving and removing the water-soluble polymer fiber from the composite yarn fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Takeuchi, Tatsuo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100243091
    Abstract: Stretch-resistant liners for lining pipes, pipes lined with stretch-resistant liners, and methods for lining pipes with stretch-resistant liners. The liners are made from a lamination that includes a sealing layer, a strength layer of stretch-resistant woven material that overlies the sealing layer, a support layer of non-woven resin-impregnated material that overlies the strength layer, and a barrier layer that overlies the support layer. The lamination is rolled into a tube and inverted when inserted into a pipe so that the barrier layer is the layer that abuts the interior wall of the pipe, the support layer underlies the barrier layer, the strength layer underlies the support layer and the sealing layer underlies the strength layer is contacted by materials flowing through the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: PERMA-LINER INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald Scott D'Hulster
  • Patent number: 7803729
    Abstract: Insulating element from mineral fibers for shipbuilding with an insulating element in form of a plate or roll felt for shipbuilding the composition of the mineral fibers of the insulating element points an alkali/alkaline-earth mass ratio of the fiber structure of the insulating element is determined by an average geometrical fiber diameter of ?4 ?m and a surface weight of 0.8 through 4.3 kg/m2 and a binding agent portion above 0.5 until 4 weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Isover
    Inventors: Horst Keller, Ina Bruer, Gerald Amannt, Jean-Luc Bernard
  • Publication number: 20100197183
    Abstract: A product and process of manufacturing a non-woven web from cotton regin for use as an industrial hydrophobic absorbent, a filter or insulator. The method of processing the cotton regin creates a low-density and, thus, a high-absorbency web. The finished web has a bulk-to-weight ratio of about 25 to 40 mils/osy. The method includes processing cotton regin to a suitable range of fiber and particle sizes, mixing the cotton regin with a thermoplastic bonding agent, and depositing the material onto a steadily advancing belt to produce a relatively low density, loosely formed web. Subsequent processing of the web in an oven softens or melts the bonding agent, thereby adheres it to other web material to give the web its required strength and integrity. One or more continuous, air-permeable layers of scrim or netting may be incorporated on or within the web to provide additional strength or particular surface characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Drapela, John Sellars
  • Publication number: 20100066121
    Abstract: An improved acoustically and thermally insulating composite material suitable for use in structures such as buildings, appliances, and the interior passenger compartments and exterior components of automotive vehicles, comprising at least one airlaid fibrous layer of controlled density and composition and incorporating suitable binding agents and additives as needed to meet expectations for noise abatement, fire, and mildew resistance. Separately, an airlaid structure which provides a reduced, controlled airflow therethrough useful for acoustic insulation is provided, and which includes a woven or nonwoven scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: James R. Gross
  • Publication number: 20090075042
    Abstract: A laminated non-elastic tape is provided. The laminated tape may include two layers of material, each layer having warp yarns extending longitudinally of the tape and weft yarns extending transversely of the tape. The warp yarns may be non-elastic. The two layers of material having warp yarns and weft yarns may be, for example, warp-knitted weft-insertion fabrics, scrim woven fabrics, or any other suitable material that facilitates hand-tearing of the tape. The tape may include a layer of nonwoven material positioned, for example, between the two layers of material. The layers of material may be bonded together with a binder. In some embodiments, the binder may be a latex- or non-latex-based cohesive agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ANDOVER HEALTHCARE, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas S. MURPHY
  • Patent number: 7490893
    Abstract: A headliner assembly (10) includes a layer of core material (16), a binding agent (26) adjacent to the core material (16), a first layer of chopped fiberglass (14) adjacent to the binding agent (26), a scrim (20) adjacent to the first layer of chopped fiberglass (14), a catalyst (38) adjacent to the scrim (20), a cover stock (22) adjacent to the catalyst (38). The catalyst (38) and the binding agent (26) are mixed together and impregnate the core material when pressure is applied to the headliner assembly (10), thereby resulting in a rigid headliner assembly. A method of forming the headliner assembly (10) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Asbury, Normand R. Marceau, Larry F. Kocher, Janusz P. Gorowicz
  • Patent number: 7429544
    Abstract: A gypsum or foam facer is formed by the direct in-line or off-line coating of a pre-impregnated, fibrous network matting with a secondary binder system. The pre-impregnated fibrous network is preferably formed of a randomly oriented wet use chop strand fiber material impregnated with a modified urea-formaldehyde binder system. The secondary binder system preferably consists of low glass transition acrylic or styrene-butadiene-rubber resin filled predominantly with fillers combined with a plate like reinforcement or fibrous reinforcement. In an alternative embodiment, a low basis secondary veil is layered onto the fibrous network matting with or without the secondary binder system to improve softness and decorative appearance of the formed gypsum board. In another preferred alternative embodiment, a plurality of high aspect ratio particles may be introduced to the binder prior to introduction of an optional secondary binder resin to also improve the softness and decorative appearance of gypsum board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Dale A. Grove, David R. Hartman
  • Patent number: 7407558
    Abstract: A nonwoven fiber product comprising a first nonwoven fiber batt, a second nonwoven fiber batt, and a separator layer attached to each of the first fiber batt and the second fiber batt, the separator layer physically separating the first fiber batt and the second fiber batt, wherein upon application of a tensile force to the nonwoven fiber product, the first fiber batt remains attached to the separator layer and the second fiber batt separates from the separator layer. An article of furniture may incorporate the nonwoven fiber product, and/or a method for manufacturing an article of furniture may utilize the nonwoven fiber product. The nonwoven fiber product may also be utilized on an article of furniture require two different thicknesses of cushioning material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Philip S. Kaylor
  • Publication number: 20080166938
    Abstract: A nonwoven felt formed from fluoropolymer film, which is split and fibrillated to form a network structure, and then entangled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: TEADIT INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA.
    Inventors: Marcello Cattaneo ADORNO, Jose Antonio de Almeida NETO
  • Patent number: 7393799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite sheet material that is moisture vapor permeable and substantially liquid impermeable, the composite sheet material including as layers a lightweight, non-wet laid polyester nonwoven, a polyurethane breathable film, a polymer-coated, high tenacity polyester mesh, and a lightweight, non-wet laid, polyester nonwoven material. The material is also abrasion, tear, mildew and fire resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada, Ltd
    Inventor: John Frederick Porter
  • Publication number: 20080146107
    Abstract: An industrial packaging material comprises a woven scrim of stretchable thermoplastic tapes bonded to a stretchable non-woven water-impermeable layer. The scrim and the non-woven layer are made from a blend comprising a polyolefin and an elastomer. The thermoplastic tapes of the scrim have a degree of elongation before breaking in the range of 20% to 500%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicants: INTERWRAP INC., IBCO SRL
    Inventors: Martin Vido, Timothy A. Williams, Manish K. Seth
  • Patent number: 7384681
    Abstract: A family of composite fabrics is disclosed, such fabrics comprising a relatively thick textile substrate or base to which is attached a sheer fabric, and a method for making same. Contours or three-dimensional patterns associated with the surface of the base to which the sheer fabric is attached are visible through the sheer fabric, imparting to the composite a decorative, three-dimensional quality that is both original and desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Kirkland W. Vogt, Jane E. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20080121461
    Abstract: An improved acoustically and thermally insulating fire-retardant composite material suitable for use in structures such as buildings, appliances, and the interior passenger compartments and exterior components of automotive vehicles is provided. The material is comprised of at least one airlaid fibrous layer of controlled density and composition and incorporating suitable binding agents and additives as needed to meet expectations for noise abatement, fire-retardancy, and mildew resistance. Separately, an airlaid structure which provides a reduced, controlled airflow therethrough useful for acoustic insulation is provided, and which includes a woven or nonwoven scrim. A process for the production of the fire retardant nonwoven material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: James R. Gross, Jeffrey S. Hurley, Brian E. Boehmer, Ronald T. Moose
  • Patent number: 7345004
    Abstract: An absorbent structure can include a matrix of fibers, wherein the matrix is reinforced with a reinforcing member, such as scrim. The scrim is secured to the fibrous matrix by entanglement of fibers with the scrim and entanglement of fibers in the matrix from opposite sides of the scrim with each other. The scrim layer can be restricted to a longitudinally extending, medial region of the absorbent. In a particular arrangement, the scrim has a cross-directional width dimension which is less than a narrowest width dimension of the fibrous matrix. The scrim can be located between two, opposed, major surfaces of the fibrous matrix. The scrim has a reduced stiffness in the cross direction which promotes fit and comfort of the absorbent structure as incorporated into a disposable absorbent garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Zenker, James Martin Kaun, Michael Barth Venturino
  • Publication number: 20080045101
    Abstract: A decorative, lightweight panel structure that is adaptable for use as interior ceiling panels, interior wall panels, and exterior sheathing or siding, which exhibits excellent rigidity, and which can be made to exhibit a combination of good sound attenuation property, excellent aesthetic appearance, uniformity of aesthetic quality, outstanding weatherability, and/or low manufacturing cost, includes a non-woven fibrous batt comprised of thermoplastic fibers, a scrim layer bonded to each of two opposite sides of the non-woven fibrous batt, and a decorative film layer having a surface indicia on an exterior side and an opposite interior side bonded to one of the scrim layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Shannon D. Near, Kenneth P. Kastner
  • Publication number: 20080020662
    Abstract: A roofing underlayment having a slip-resistant surface includes a woven polypropylene scrim laminated to a top layer made from a non-woven spun-bond polypropylene fabric. During lamination, the scrim is bonded to the top layer by a polypropylene coating that impregnates the scrim, thereby forming a structural bottom layer comprising the polypropylene-impregnated scrim. The non-woven fibers of the top layer provide a micro-textured, slip-resistant surface. A second polypropylene coating may be applied to the bottom surface of the bottom structural layer. An adhesive layer may optionally be applied either to the bottom surface of the bottom structural layer, or, if used, to the bottom surface of the second polypropylene coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventor: Mark C. Strait
  • Patent number: 7309668
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a multi-layer nonwoven fiber material, and related methods of manufacturing the material. In one exemplary embodiment, the fiber material includes a first layer of directionally aligned fibers together with a second layer of randomly dispersed fibers dispersed over the first layer. Consistent with one exemplary method for manufacturing a nonwoven fiber material, the method includes dispersing a first plurality of fibers horizontally in one or more predetermined directions, as well as dispersing a second plurality of fibers horizontally in random directions. In such an embodiment, the second plurality of fibers is dispersed over the first plurality of fibers. Moreover, an exemplary embodiment of a roofing shingle employing a nonwoven fiber material as described herein is as disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Elk Premium Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Wilson, Darrell R. Heine, John J. Andrews, Louis T. Hahn, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 7309665
    Abstract: A failure resistant, flame retardant vapor barrier facing for insulation is disclosed. The facing is comprised of a coating and a backing. The coating comprises a pair of coextruded composites each composite comprised of FR material, UV blocking material, pigment material and a polyolefin (e.g., LDPE). The backing is a woven substrate woven from flame retardant polyolefin (e.g., HDPE) tapes. The woven substrate is laminated to building insulation using an adhesive. The woven substrate lends strength, flexibility and form to the facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: Naseer Mohammad Qureshi, Trevor Arthurs
  • Publication number: 20070281562
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a composite useful as a building construction material, in which one or more textile scrims are attached to a nonwoven mat. In one embodiment, a high elongation scrim layer and a low elongation scrim layer are attached to a nonwoven mat to provide high impact resistance and enhanced structural support. In a second embodiment, a nonwoven mat is reinforced with a single scrim layer having both high elongation and low elongation yarns to form a composite. The scrim layers are preferably adhesively bonded laid scrims, although other scrim types or combinations thereof may also be used. Preferably, the high elongation material is made of polyester, the low elongation material is made of glass, and the nonwoven mat is made of polypropylene. The resulting functional composite may be used as a housewrap or roofing reinforcement on vertical, horizontal, or angular exterior surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Inventors: Randolph S. Kohlman, W. Randolph Hursey, Philbrick Allen, Dimple P. Desai
  • Patent number: 7264685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite shoddy for use in a vehicle interior. To this end, the composite shoddy of the present invention includes an organic material having a predetermined density defining shoddy bottom layer and a scrim material having a predetermined density defining a scrim top layer. The scrim top layer is adapted to operatively engage a surface material and accommodate movement of a surface material in the shear direction. The composite shoddy further includes a bituminous mastic material having a predetermined density defining a mastic middle layer. The mastic middle layer is disposed between the shoddy bottom layer and the scrim top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Katz, Kenneth R. Parrish, Theodore J. Peterson, Barry R. Wyerman
  • Patent number: 7259113
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a scrim comprised of a plurality of warp and weft tapes, and more specifically to a woven scrim comprised of warp tapes and weft tapes, wherein the warp tapes are positioned in first and second planes to increase the warp coverage by at least 150% such that the resulting scrim material is impervious to light and further deters bunching of the warp tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Dufresne-Nappert, Steve Valenti, Haresh Sachithanandan
  • Patent number: 7247585
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thin reinforced nonwoven fabric having ridges and grooves for fire blocking an article and articles containing such fabrics. When exposed to heat or flame, the fabric is capable of increasing to a thickness that is at least 1.5 times its original thickness. The fabric comprises an open mesh scrim having a having crimped, heat-resistant organic fibers compressed thereon and held in a compressed state by a thermoplastic binder, on which is imparted a ridge and groove structure. When subjected to high heat or flame, the binder in the structure softens, releasing the restrained crimped fibers and any ridges and grooves and allowing the thickness of the fabric to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence N. Bascom, Herman Hans Forsten
  • Patent number: 7229937
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thin reinforced nonwoven fabric for fire blocking an article, articles containing such fabrics, and methods for making the fabrics and fire blocking the articles. When exposed to heat or flame, the fabric is capable of increasing its thickness by at least three times. The fabric comprises an open mesh scrim having a having crimped, heat-resistant organic fibers compressed thereon and held in a compressed state by a thermoplastic binder. When subjected to high heat or flame, the binder in the structure softens and flows, releasing the restrained crimped fibers and allowing the thickness of the fabric to increase dramatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence Nelson Bascom, Warren F. Knoff
  • Patent number: 7226877
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thin reinforced nonwoven fabric comprising a liquid impervious polymeric layer, a compressed web of crimped fiber, a binder, and a reinforcing scrim. The fabric bulks when exposed to heat or flame and is useful as a component for fire blocking mattresses, upholstery, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence N. Bascom, Warren F. Knoff
  • Patent number: 7169719
    Abstract: The invented product is a fleecebacked laminate that is suitable as a single-ply fleecebacked roofing membrane. The laminate consists of the following: 1) a thermoplastic reinforced planar sheet, 2) a needle punched fleece formed on both sides of the thermoplastic reinforced planar sheet, and 3) a thermoplastic polymeric layer extruded onto one side of the fleece. The fleece is formed by needle punching fibers through the reinforced planar sheet. The reinforced planar sheet serves as a common supporting base the resulting two-side fleece. The thermoplastic polymeric layer is embedded with one side of the fleece fibers. The thermoplastic polymeric layer serves as the top layer of the roofing membrane, and the second side of exposed fleece serves as a felt. The thermoplastic polymeric layer is preferably comprised of an extruded PVC substrate, compounded to have excellent weather resistance, printability and to be nonflammable. The fleece fibers are preferably composed of polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Cooley Incorporated
    Inventors: Naresh Mehta, Jeffrey Charles Flath
  • Patent number: 7148160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite sheet material that is water vapor permeable and substantially liquid water impermeable. The composite sheet material includes an outer layer, a film, and a reinforcing layer and, preferably, has an ASTM D3833 water vapor transmission rate of greater than 250 g/m2/day, and a tensile strength of at least about 100 N/5 cm when tested in accordance with ASTM D5035. The sheet material is useful as a membrane for roofing, housewrap, insulation facing and in the fabrication of protective apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frederick Porter
  • Patent number: 7132376
    Abstract: A multi-layer woven scrim, having two or more layers made of thermoplastic tapes, has its layers attached together by means of layer-connecting tapes interwoven with mutually perpendicular tapes of adjacent layers. The points of attachment may be at spaced intervals and in the machine or cross-machine directions. The scrim is flexible, dimensionally stable and has high tensile and tear strength. It can be coated and used as an industrial fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignees: Interwrap, Inc., IBCO SRL
    Inventor: Mohamed Abdel Aziz Rashed
  • Patent number: 7094714
    Abstract: This is a new method for the construction of waterproof insulated products, by creating individual insulation-filled compartments without stitching through the outer shell of the product. This invention further provides methods for constructing waterproof insulation products without requiring the attachment of the individual compartments to the inner lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventors: Li Yick Lap, Darren Li Yick Yin
  • Patent number: 6998359
    Abstract: A multiple layer fiber reinforced material and method of constructing the same including the provision of a first layer of a roll lofted glass material. Optional variants include the pre-application of plywood, OSB or fiber reinforced cement board materials prior to the first glass layer. A layer of a rolled fiber reinforced material is applied over the rolled glass material, with or without backing board material, and at least a second layer of the roll lofted glass material is applied over the rolled fiber reinforced material. A layer of a second rolled glass material is applied over the subsequent layer of the first glass material and a urethane resin syrup is intermixed with said layers of glass material and the fiber reinforced material. An application of heat and pressure results in the formation of the reinforced material. A flexural, closed cell foam material may also be applied to provide acoustical insulating properties to the multi-layer fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Mantex Corporation
    Inventor: Mel Bingenheimer