Including Parallel Strand Or Fiber Material Within The Nonwoven Fabric Patents (Class 442/366)
  • Patent number: 10568396
    Abstract: A woven material (100) including bonding fibers (108) and a method of reinforcing woven material using bonding fibers is disclosed. The woven material (100) includes a plurality of warp threads (102), and at least one weft thread (104) coupled to the warp threads (102). The woven material (100) also includes a plurality of bonding fibers (108). The bonding fibers (108) are positioned in parallel with the warp threads (102), and/or in parallel with the weft thread(s) (104). Additionally, the bonding fibers (108) are formed from a material having a melting temperature that is lower than a melting temperature of the material(s) used to form the warp threads (102) and the weft thread(s) (104) of the woven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Yoji Hamada, Peter F. Coxeter, Ying-Liang Su, Edward Siahaan, Whitney D. Mattson, Naoto Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 10448669
    Abstract: A smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and structural fibers. The structural fibers forming a network in which the smokeless tobacco is entangled. The structural fibers have a composition different from the smokeless tobacco. The tobacco-entangled fabric can have an overall oven volatiles content of at least 10 weight percent. In some embodiments, the structural fibers form a nonwoven network. In some embodiments, fibrous structures of the smokeless tobacco are entangled with the structural fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Frank Scott Atchley, James M. Rossman, Munmaya K. Mishra
  • Patent number: 10058456
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a hemostatic textile, comprising: a material comprising a combination of glass fibers and one or more secondary fibers selected from the group consisting of silk fibers; ceramic fibers; raw or regenerated bamboo fibers; cotton fibers; rayon fibers; linen fibers; ramie fibers; jute fibers; sisal fibers; flax fibers; soybean fibers; corn fibers; hemp fibers; lyocel fibers; wool; lactide and/or glycolide polymers; lactide/glycolide copolymers; silicate fibers; polyamide fibers; feldspar fibers; zeolite fibers, zeolite-containing fibers, acetate fibers; and combinations thereof; the hemostatic textile capable of activating hemostatic systems in the body when applied to a wound. Additional cofactors such as thrombin and hemostatic agents such as RL platelets, RL blood cells; fibrin, fibrinogen, and combinations thereof may also be incorporated into the textile. The invention is also directed to methods of producing the textile, and methods of using the textile to stop bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: ENTEGRION, INC., UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, THE
    Inventors: Thomas H. Fischer, E. Stan Eskridge, Jr., William M. Malloy, Jr., Malloy Evans
  • Patent number: 9480607
    Abstract: A pants-type wearing article in which at least a central segment of a crotch region has a desired degree of flexibility and a portion of a crotch region close to a front waist region has a desired degree of tensile strength. The front and rear waist regions and at least a portion of the crotch region close to the front waist region define a multilayer zone composed of a base sheet and a front waist sheet layered with each other and a central segment of the crotch region defines a monolayer zone formed of the base sheet alone. The multilayer zone includes corners each surrounded by a boundary, an inner end of the front waist region, a joint region in which a liquid-absorbent structure is bonded to a chassis and a concave lateral edge of the crotch region and the boundary extends across the joint region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Ichikawa, Nobuhiro Tagawa
  • Publication number: 20150111454
    Abstract: A sheet-like composite material comprising a structural layer and curable thermosetting resin, and comprising a fibre-reinforced backing paper on one of its external faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John Ellis, Emilie Fisset
  • Publication number: 20150111457
    Abstract: A method and device are disclosed for producing 3D fabrics including yarns/tows that remain in pre-tensioned condition. Further, the method and device produce 3D fabrics with features that increase the mechanical performance of produced materials which are highly suited for composite materials and impact injury mitigation applications. The method and device also provide a simple, quick and compact arrangement to produce economically both uniaxial and multiaxial types of 3D fabrics with specific dimensions and shapes in ‘middle-outwards’ manner to reduce production time by half by arranging the set of axial yarns in zigzag fashion between oppositely facing supports. The method and device aid automated production of 3D fabrics and their direct packaging to eliminate contamination of produced 3D fabrics. A 3D fabric produced in this way is also disclosed. The 3D fabric includes yarns/tows that remain in pre-tensioned condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Nandan Khokar
  • Patent number: 8987151
    Abstract: A fiber pad having a core non-woven layer is disclosed. The core layer can have an upper surface and a lower surface. The core layer can comprise at least one fiber layer. The at least one fiber layer can comprise a plurality of parallel fibers. Selected groups of the parallel fibers can be folded into desired pleated configurations. Optionally, the core layer can comprise post-consumer carpet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jim Burns, John J. M. Rees, Tom Odum
  • Patent number: 8927086
    Abstract: A method of preparing a reinforcing structure for use in manufacture a pultruded part where the reinforcing structure is pulled through a pultrusion die in a continuous longitudinal pull direction. The method includes arranging a plurality of first reinforcing fibers in a transverse direction and attaching a permeable transport web of staple fibers to the first reinforcing fibers such that the portion of the first reinforcing fibers oriented in the direction transverse comprises at least 30% of a volume of materials comprising the reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Pella Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence W. Davies, Peter J. Fritz, Kenneth D. Beer
  • Publication number: 20140363615
    Abstract: A waterproof breathable material has a higher strength-to-weight ratio and higher tear resistance-to-weight ratio than traditional materials, and may be applied in a wide field of potential uses. A non-woven composite material comprises at least one waterproof breathable (W/B) membrane, a first unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed by adhesive in parallel to each other, a second unidirectional non-woven composite layer having multiple fibers enclosed in adhesive in parallel to each other. The first unidirectional non-woven composite layer is positioned such that the fibers are oriented 90° relative to the fibers of the second unidirectional non-woven composite layer, and a space is formed between the first and second multiple fibers. No adhesive is present in the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Roland Joseph Downs, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 8906494
    Abstract: A composite prepreg base includes a raw prepreg base comprising a fiber sheet including discontinuous reinforcing fibers arranged in one direction and having a fiber length of 1-300 mm and a matrix resin infiltrated into the fiber sheet; and an additional resin layer formed on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base. The composite prepreg base is produced by a process including (i) the step of preparing the raw prepreg base and (ii) the step of forming an additional resin layer on at least one surface of the raw prepreg base prepared. A layered base includes two or more sheets of the composite prepreg base which have been superposed so that the additional resin layer is present on at least one surface; and a fiber-reinforced plastic formed by heating and pressing the layered base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Eisuke Wadahara, Masahiro Yamanouchi, Ichiro Taketa, Akihiko Kitano
  • Publication number: 20140273703
    Abstract: Fibrous materials and methods of manufacturing fibrous materials are disclosed. In particular, this application discloses methods of making and processing serially deposited fibrous structures, such as serially deposited fibrous mats. Serially deposited fibrous mats may be used in implantable medical devices with various characteristics and features. Serially deposited fibrous mats of various mat thickness, fiber size, porosity, pore size, and fiber density are disclosed. Additionally, serially deposited fibrous mats having various amounts of fiber structures (such as intersections, branches, and bundles) per unit area are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Mower, John William Hall, Rachel L. Simmons, Bart Dolmatch, F. Mark Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8828516
    Abstract: Included are food packaging materials and processes that are useful for commercial products to extend the freshness and preserve the integrity and shelf-life of packaged foods. Said food packaging materials utilize a low bioburden, biodegradable and/or compostable shock absorbing/cushioning nonwoven structure and some form or forms of an antimicrobial and/or antifungal agent consisting of silver or silver-based species that destroy microbes which would otherwise spoil the food. The shelf-life extension process involves silver-based antimicrobial agents that function to mitigate the spread of food spoilage pathogens when they come in contact with the said food packaging materials. Fluid absorbing or superabsorbent, capabilities may be incorporated in the structure to control excess fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Biovation II LLC
    Inventors: Kerem Durdag, Brian Pendleton, Robert Hamlyn, Valerie Gunn, Marc Etchells
  • Patent number: 8796162
    Abstract: A thermally protective, flame retardant fabric includes a substrate treated with a combination of a flame retardant agent and an intumescent agent. The substrate includes non-thermoplastic fibers or a blend of non-thermoplastic fibers and thermoplastic fibers having a basis weight ranging from 2.0 to 15.0 ounces per square yard. The fabric has a contact thermal protective performance value of at least 4.5 and a contact thermal protective performance efficiency greater than 1.1. Applications of the fabric include protective garments, articles of furniture, vehicle components, building components, electrical components, decorative components, appliances, and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Andrews Monfalcone, III, Charles Detwiler Roberson, Ladson L. Fraser, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140205820
    Abstract: Composite panel, particularly for forming roof panels of cars and/or industrial vehicles, and method of manufacturing the composite panel, which composite panel includes a core of foamed material, at least one skin layer of nonwoven material, and at least one connecting layer between the core of foamed material and the skin layer of nonwoven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: NWP INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Savonuzzi, Paolo Steinbach
  • Patent number: 8778818
    Abstract: An anti-vandalism fabric having at least one thread intertwined with itself forming a mesh, the thread in turn being formed by a bundle of between 3 and 14 filaments or a combination of filaments and yarns not plaited with one another, of which at least 3 are metal filaments, the metal filaments of the bundle having a diameter between 0.05 mm and 0.09 mm. The fabric can include more than one mesh. In one variant the mesh or meshes are embedded in a panel of non woven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fabricacion Asientos Vehiculos Industriales, S.A.
    Inventor: Juan Singla Casasayas
  • Patent number: 8764904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber having starch and a high polymer, and a web employing such a fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Valerie Ann Bailey, Larry Neil Mackey, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Publication number: 20140147606
    Abstract: A point bridged fiber bundle containing a bundle of unidirectional fibers and a plurality of bridges between and connected to at least a portion of adjacent fibers within the bundle of unidirectional fibers. The bridges contain a bridge forming material, have at least a first anchoring surface and a second anchoring surface where the first anchoring surface is discontinuous with the second anchoring surface. The bridges further contain a bridging surface defined as the surface area of the bridge adjacent to the void space. Between about 10 and 100% by number of fibers in a given cross-section contain bridges to one or more adjacent fibers within the point bridged fiber bundle and the anchoring surfaces of the bridges cover less than 100% of the fiber surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Xin Li, Ryan W. Johnson, Padmakumar Puthillath, Paul J. Wesson, Philip T. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140098475
    Abstract: A UniDirectional (UD) preimpregnated material (prepreg) and method of production are provided. A plurality of reinforced fibers are arranged in one direction. At least one auxiliary fiber is arranged such that it crosses the plurality of reinforced fibers to maintain the arrangement of the plurality of reinforced fibers. The plurality of reinforced fibers and the at least one auxiliary fiber are impregnated with a coupling material, and the coupling material is cured with the plurality of reinforced fibers and the at least one auxiliary fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Jin Bae, Hee-Cheul Moon, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Bong-Suk Choi
  • Publication number: 20140072758
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant materials and articles formed from fiber/tape plies that incorporate multiple different fiber or tape types within a single ply. The different fiber or tape types are physically dissimilar but may be chemically different or substantially chemically similar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140024279
    Abstract: A dimensionally stable bonded nonwoven fibrous web formed by extruding melt blown fibers of a polymeric material, collecting the melt blown fibers as an initial nonwoven fibrous web, and annealing the initial nonwoven fibrous web with a controlled heating and cooling operation, is described. The bonded nonwoven fibrous web shrinkage is typically less than 4 percent relative to the initial nonwoven fibrous web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael R. Berrigan, John D. Stelter, Ruth A. Ebbens, Sian F. Fennessey
  • Publication number: 20130337219
    Abstract: A panel is disclosed. The panel includes a core layer; one or more first reinforcement layers connected to the core layer and one or more second reinforcement layers connected to the one or more first reinforcement layers. The one or more first reinforcement layers includes randomly chopped fibers that impart stiffness to the panel in all directions (X, Y, Z). The one or more second reinforcement layers includes first directional fibers that impart stiffness to the panel in only one direction (X). Another panel is also disclosed. The panel includes a core layer; one or more first reinforcement layers connected to the core layer and one or more second reinforcement layers connected to the one or more first reinforcement layers. The one or more first reinforcement layers includes randomly chopped fibers that impart stiffness to the panel in all directions (X, Y, Z).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Scott D. Shields, Bradford David Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20130295315
    Abstract: Disclosed are food packaging materials and processes that are useful for commercial products to extend the freshness and preserve the integrity and shelf-life of packaged foods. Said food packaging materials utilize a low bioburden, biodegradable and/or compostable shock absorbing/cushioning nonwoven structure and some form or forms of an antimicrobial and/or antifungal agent consisting of silver or silver-based species that destroy microbes which would otherwise spoil the food. The shelf-life extension process involves silver-based antimicrobial agents that function to mitigate the spread of food spoilage pathogens when they come in contact with the said food packaging materials. Fluid absorbing or superabsorbent, capabilities may be incorporated in the structure to control excess fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kerem Durdag, Brian Pendleton, Robert Hamlyn, Valerie Gunn
  • Publication number: 20130244521
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-axial fabric which is dimensionally-stabilized. The composite fabric has a substrate and a plurality of first, second, third, and fourth strands disposed across the substrate and oriented in non-parallel directions with respect to one another. Binding fiber secures the aforementioned strands to the substrate. The composite fabric can be substantially free of more than three strands overlapping at a common position on the substrate. A road employing the multi-axial fabric is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Nicolon Corporation d/b/a Tencate Geosynthetics North America
    Inventors: David Michael Jones, Randell Eugene Johnson, Michael D. Samueloff
  • Patent number: 8535484
    Abstract: A structure for use in industrial fabrics such as paper machine clothing and engineered fabrics is disclosed. The structure includes one or more layers of an elastic nonwoven extruded film or sheet, which is elastic, resilient, and compressible in a thickness direction, and extensible, bendable, and resilient in its length and transverse directions, and one or more layers of a plurality of substantially parallel machine direction (MD) yarns in various patterns. The structure can also include one or more layers of a plurality of substantially parallel cross-machine direction (CD) yarns attached on top of or under the MD yarns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Hansen, Bjorn Rydin
  • Patent number: 8501639
    Abstract: A thermally protective, flame retardant fabric includes a substrate treated with a combination of a flame retardant agent and an intumescent agent. The substrate includes non-thermoplastic fibers or a blend of non-thermoplastic fibers and thermoplastic fibers having a basis weight ranging from 2.0 to 15.0 ounces per square yard. The fabric has a contact thermal protective performance value of at least 4.5 and a contact thermal protective performance efficiency greater than 1.1. Applications of the fabric include protective garments, articles of furniture, vehicle components, building components, electrical components, decorative components, appliances, and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Andrews Monfalcone, III, Charles Detwiler Roberson, Ladson L. Fraser, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130183484
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a structural core comprising a fibrous web and a matrix resin, the matrix resin comprising from 15 to 75 weight percent of the weight of web plus resin, the matrix resin contains a first resin comprising tannin in an amount of 10 to 100 weight percent and a second resin in the event tannin is not present in an amount of 100 weight percent, A preferred second resin is phenolic, benzoxazine, polyester, cyanate ester, bismaleimide, epoxy, polyimide or combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU Pont DE Nemours and Company
    Inventor: E I DU Pont DE Nemours and Company
  • Patent number: 8486517
    Abstract: A helical textile having a substantially uniform thickness from ID to OD having circumferential warp fibers; non-interlaced radially aligned weft fibers having fiber lengths that may vary with the textile diameter to maintain constant textile thickness, the warp fibers and weft fibers not interlaced together; and non-reinforcing binding yarns securing the warp fibers to the weft fibers, thereby forming a helical textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Crawford Textile Fabrications, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Crawford, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130137330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a molded pulp part (10), comprising a pneumatic fiber feeding apparatus (2) having an associated heating apparatus (4) having at least one heat exchanger (6) for heating up heating air and a mold (12), which has through-flow holes (14) for the transport air on at least one side, wherein the mold (12) has an outlet controller (20) arranged on the side of the through-flow holes (14), said outlet controller having a plurality of outlet openings (22), which can be closed and which are arranged one behind the other in the feeding direction of the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Heinrich Grimm
  • Publication number: 20130035013
    Abstract: Curable compositions, such as oxazine-based ones, are useful in applications within the aerospace industry, such as for example as a thermosetting resin composition for use as a matrix resin in processes, such as resin transfer molding, vacuum assisted transfer molding, resin film infusion, prepregging and towpregging, where the composites or laminates so prepared have superior surface finish and high fiber consolidation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Henkel Corporation
  • Publication number: 20120321832
    Abstract: An extruded oriented thermo-plastic polymeric element for industrial textiles, and textiles comprising polymeric elements. The polymeric elements are constructed of a material selected from yarn material, fiber material and film, and comprise a thermoplastic polymer, and at least one dry lubricant, selected from molybdenum disulphide, tungsten disulphide, boron nitride, and a soft metal, the dry lubricant comprising particulate matter having an average particle size between about 0.05? and about 100?, and present in the polymeric element in an amount from between about 0.1% and about 10% parts by weight, based on a total weight of the polymeric element. The polymeric elements can be used as yarns in woven and non woven textiles, and as seaming elements. The polymeric elements provide increased abrasion resistance in industrial textiles, and reduced co-efficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Makepeace
  • Publication number: 20120312151
    Abstract: Described are protective and/or ballistic resistant articles made from one or more layers of fabric bound to one or more layers of a machine direction oriented film. The described articles exhibit excellent abrasion resistance. The articles include those made using woven and/or non-woven fabrics such as unidirectional fabrics. Methods for producing ballistic-resistant articles using woven and/or non-woven fabrics and machine direction oriented film are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Chinkalben Patel
  • Patent number: 8318618
    Abstract: A mat having a highly uniform porosity distribution is produced by consolidating 15 or more layers of melt blown webs (or the like) having different orientations. Control over the porosity is provided by using webs that exhibit a narrow, unimodal distribution of fiber diameters over the bulk of its distribution, such as in the top 80%. A compliance of the mats can be chosen by selecting a number and orientation of the webs. It is thus possible to produce mats that are good candidates for vascular grafts, for example. The uniformity of the porosity within the range of 6 ?m to 30 ?m permits seeding of the vascular graft with endothelial and smooth muscle cells. The mats have the demonstrated ability to retain, and support growth of, smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Abdellah Ajji, Marie Moreno, Martin Bureau
  • Publication number: 20120270009
    Abstract: A high-quality multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material having excellent mechanical properties and drapeability in which a thermoplastic resin excellent in recycling efficiency and shock resistance is used as a matrix. A thermoplastic-resin multilayer reinforced molding formed of the multilayer thermoplastic-resin-reinforced sheet material, in which the high quality and the mechanical properties are maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: FUKUI PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENT
    Inventor: Kazumasa KAWABE
  • Publication number: 20120118589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a versatile multi-layer elastomer or thermoplastic elastomer based thermal and/or sound insulation material with improved fire retardant properties together with low smoke generation, the process for manufacturing of such material and the use of such material and resulting composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: ARMACELL ENTERPRISE GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert QUANTE, Friedhelm VIELMEYER, Jürgen WEIDINGER
  • Patent number: 8158540
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant fabrics and articles that retain superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents, such as gasoline and other petroleum-based products. The fabrics are formed from high performance fibers coated with a nitrile rubber binder polymer having an acrylonitrile content of from about 15 wt. % to about 50 wt. %, and are optionally coated with a binder that is a blend of a nitrile rubber and a fluorine-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry G Ardiff, Ashok Bhatnagar, David A Hurst, Brian D Arvidson, Lori L Wagner
  • Patent number: 8153238
    Abstract: Elastic composite laminates are disclosed. The laminates include an elastic member bonded to at least one facing material. In accordance with the present disclosure, an adhesive composition is coextruded with an elastomeric material to form the elastic member. In this manner, the elastic member can be bonded to the facing material in a stretched state without having to apply a separate adhesive layer between the two materials. In one embodiment, the elastic member can be bonded to the facing material according to a pattern that includes bonded areas and non-bonded areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hall, Peiguang Zhou, Xiaomin Zhang, Daniel Wideman, Thomas Vercauteren
  • Patent number: 8114506
    Abstract: A helical textile of uniform thickness having uniform radial weft fibers from a textile ID to a textile OD; and non-interlaced circumferential warp fiber bundles having equal width and height that increases from the textile ID to the textile OD, thereby forming a helical textile having a uniform thickness from textile ID to OD. Other embodiment includes non-interlaced circumferential warp fiber bundles having an equal cross section area, a height that increases from the textile ID to the textile OD, and a width that decreases from textile ID to textile OD. Yet another embodiment includes a helical textile of a uniform thickness having circumferential warp fibers; and more than one radial weft fiber bundles, each radial weft fiber bundle occupying a zone between two selected radial distances between the textile ID and OD, wherein the cross sectional areas of the radial weft fiber bundles increases from helical textile ID to OD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Crawford Textile Consulting, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Crawford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8060973
    Abstract: A textile sheet element having selectively applied arrays of surface projection elements defining raised zones across an active surface for cleaning and/or personal care, The textile sheet element is adapted for use by itself and/or for attachment to a user manipulated support with or without a handle such as a mop head or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Tietex International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Wildeman, Michelis Hardegree, William D. Bell, Robert A. Johnson, David K. Osteen, Wade Wallace
  • Patent number: 8043984
    Abstract: An elastic laminate capable of being rolled for storage and unwound from a roll when needed for use, includes an elastic layer of an array of continuous filament strands with meltblown deposited on the continuous filament strands, and a facing layer bonded to only one side of the elastic layer. The meltblown layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%. The laminate suitably has an inter-layer peel strength of less than about 70 grams per 3 inches cross-directional width at a strain rate of 300 mm/min. Alternatively or additionally, the continuous filament strands and/or the facing layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Stadelman, Braulio A. Polanco, Joerg Hendrix, Peter M. Kobylivker, Peiguang Zhou, Bryon P. Day, Wing-Chak Ng, Steven R. Stopper
  • Patent number: 8007894
    Abstract: A process for continuous, tailored lamination of aligned composite materials in such a way that either pre-formed or pre-consolidated sheets are made available for subsequent infusion molding or stamping processes, the process comprising the steps of: material placement, consolidation/stabilization, cut and kit, fabrication, and final trim. A tailored blank machine is also described. The blank machine includes a series of material placement heads arranged in a linear or serial fashion along a single moving placement table, wherein each head lays down a single angle of the prescribed stacking sequence as the conveyer passes under the head at a constant speed wherein the angle is proportional to head traverse rate divided by conveyer speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Hypercar, Inc.
    Inventor: David Taggart
  • Patent number: 8003553
    Abstract: An elastic-powered shrink laminate includes a shrinkable layer and an elastic layer bonded together while the elastic layer is in a dimensionally unstable, stretched state. The elastic layer remains substantially in the stretched state prior to shrinkage of the shrinkable layer. When the shrinkable layer is activated, the laminate retracts, and the retraction is aided (i.e. powered) by the elastic layer. The elastic-powered shrink laminate is useful in personal care absorbent articles where latent, post-assembly retraction of a waistband region is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Russell Fitts, Jr., Janis Wilson Hughes, Patricia Hwang Calhoun, Wing-Chak Ng, Glynis Allicia Walton
  • Publication number: 20110165397
    Abstract: A fire-resistant fabric is provided that comprises a non-woven batt comprising an intertwined first plurality of flame-resistant fibers. The fire-resistant fabric further comprises one or more stitching yarns engaging the non-woven batt in the form of stitches configured for binding the intertwined flame-resistant fibers into a stitch-bonded fabric. The one or more stitching yarns include a yarn comprising a second plurality of flame-resistant fibers. At least one of the first and second pluralities of flame-resistant fibers comprises partially oxidized PAN fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Ray Roe, Brenda Marion, Jeff Siffert, Leon Green
  • Patent number: 7938908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber including unmodified and/or modified starch and a crosslinking agent, and a web employing such a fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Valerie Ann Bailey, Larry Neil Mackey, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 7919418
    Abstract: A composite material which has excellent ballistic performance and has improved flexibility. Surprisingly, it has been found that a combination of poly(alpha-olefin) fiber and matrix resin provides these desirable product features. The resin matrix is a block copolymer of a conjugated diene and a vinyl aromatic monomer, preferably a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, that is applied as an aqueous composition. The fiber has a tenacity of at least about 35 g/d and a tensile modulus of at least about 1200 g/d. The composite has a total density equal to or less than about 100 g/m2 and a stiffness of less than about 2.5 pounds (1.14 kg) for a two layer structure of the composite, and a total areal density equal to or less than about 190 g/m2 and a stiffness of less than about 3.0 pounds (1.36 kg) for a four layer structure of the composite. The Peel Strength for a two layer structure of less than about 1.0 pounds (0.45 kg) for a two layer structure of the composite, and less than about 0.7 pounds (0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar, Brian D. Arvidson, David A. Hurst, Danelle F. Powers, David A. Steenkamer
  • Patent number: 7910502
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant articles having excellent resistance to deterioration due to liquid exposure. More particularly, a ballistic resistant structures and articles formed from a hybrid of woven and non-woven fibrous components that retain their superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents, such as gasoline and other petroleum-based products. The hybrid structures are particularly useful for the formation of or for use in conjunction with soft, flexible body armor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Hurst, Brian D. Arvidson, Ashok Bhatnagar, Henry G. Ardiff
  • Patent number: 7897240
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric that is not easily damaged during use is provided. A fiber web supported by a predetermined supporting member from the lower face side is blown with fluid, mainly composed of gas, from the upper face side of the fiber web to move fibers that constitute the fiber web, thereby forming at least a plurality of open areas. The nonwoven fabric includes a plurality of open areas continuously formed along a predetermined direction with a predetermined interval and a plurality of joining portions, each of which are formed between the open areas adjacent to each other in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Hideyuki Ishikawa, Satoshi Mizutani, Koichiro Tani, Akihiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 7858540
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant fabrics and articles that retain superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents, such as gasoline and other petroleum-based products. The fabrics are formed from high performance fibers coated with a nitrile rubber binder polymer having an acrylonitrile content of from about 15 wt. % to about 50 wt. %, and are optionally coated with a binder that is a blend of a nitrile rubber and a fluorine-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Henry G. Ardiff, Ashok Bhatnagar, David A. Hurst, Brian D. Arvidson, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 7855157
    Abstract: A cosmic and solar radiation shielding structure that also has structural attributes is comprised of three layers. The first layer is 30-42 percent by volume of ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene fibers, 18-30 percent by volume of graphite fibers, and a remaining percent by volume of an epoxy resin matrix. The second layer is approximately 68 percent by volume of UHMW polyethylene fibers and a remaining percent by volume of a polyethylene matrix. The third layer is a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Raj K. Kaul, Abdulnasser Fakhri Barghouty, Benjamin G. Penn, Anthony Bruce Hulcher
  • Patent number: 7803448
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric that is not easily damaged during use is provided. A fiber web supported by a predetermined supporting member from the lower face side is blown with fluid, mainly composed of gas, from the upper face side of the fiber web to move fibers that constitute the fiber web, thereby forming at least a plurality of open areas. The nonwoven fabric includes a plurality of open areas continuously formed along a predetermined direction with a predetermined interval and a plurality of joining portions, each of which are formed between the open areas adjacent to each other in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Hideyuki Ishikawa, Satoshi Mizutani, Koichiro Tani, Akihiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 7718245
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant fabric laminates are provided. More particularly, reinforced, delamination resistant, ballistic resistant composites are provided. The delamination resistant, ballistic resistant materials and articles may be reinforced by various techniques, including stitching one or more ballistic resistant panels with a high strength thread, melting the edges of a ballistic resistant panel to reinforce areas that may have been frayed during standard trimming procedures, wrapping one or more panels with one or more woven or non-woven fibrous wraps, and combinations of these techniques. The delamination resistant, ballistic resistant panels may further include at least one rigid plate attached thereto for improving ballistic resistance performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar, Lori L. Wagner, David A. Hurst