Including A Natural Or Synthetic Rubber Layer Patents (Class 442/37)
  • Patent number: 9033947
    Abstract: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The absorbent articles include a thermoplastic elastomer joined to or disposed in a stretch zone on at least one component or region of the absorbent article to impart an elastic resistance that provides sizing or shaping capabilities to the article. The absorbent article can be in the form of diapers, pull-on diapers, training pants, sanitary napkins, wipes, bibs, incontinence briefs or inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Fred Naval Desai
  • Publication number: 20140194017
    Abstract: A water-resistant connector for use with fabric and sheet-like material comprises two plates stitched to each other on either side of and through the fabric or sheet-like material with at least one gasket made of an elastomeric material such as neoprene being placed between one of the plates and the fabric or sheet-like material. The gasket is stitched through and compressed between the plates so as to press against the stitching for water resistance. A suitable elastomeric material is a sheet of elastomeric compound adhered to either side of a reinforcing scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: THINK TANK PHOTO, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Sturm, Douglas Harland Murdoch
  • Patent number: 8669193
    Abstract: The subject of this invention is a sheet of material for the manufacture of a folding wall of a transition between two articulated vehicle units, as well as the folding wall of a passenger boarding bridge or passenger stairs, wherein the sheet material has at least one reinforcement element, with the reinforcement element is coated on both sides with a plastic layer, wherein the at least one reinforcement element has on one side a coating based on a silicone rubber and on the other side a coating based on an organic rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hübner GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Reinhard Hübner, Volker Jünke, Kirsten Schmaler, Uwe Werner
  • Patent number: 8206817
    Abstract: A window or door flashing or roofing material, containing no asphalt, either mechanically fastened or self-adhering comprising a mixture of: one or more ethylene based elastomers having a melting point below 160° F., in an amount of 10-40% based on the total weight of the product; one or more semi-crystalline, non-elastomer alpha olefin-based polymers having a melting point above 160° F. in an amount of about 10-40% based on the total weight of the product; and a rubber fraction of ground, vulcanized rubber having a size up to about 18 mesh, US Sieve Series, in an amount of about 10% to about 75%, based on the total weight of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Jason M. Logsdon, Keith Chappell
  • Patent number: 8105963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for the protection of a shaped article against corrosion, said composition comprising (a) a polyisobutene having a glass transition temperature of less than ?20° C. and surface tension of less than 40 mM/m at a temperature above the glass transition temperature of said polyisobutene, (b) a filler material and (c) an anti-oxidant composition. The anti-oxidant composition comprises a primary and/or a secondary anti-oxidant, the primary anti-oxidant being selected from the group consisting of sterically hindered phenol compounds. The invention further relates to a wrapping tape comprising said composition for the protection of a shaped article, a process for the manufacture of said wrapping tape and a process for covering a shaped article with said wrapping tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Frans Nooren Afdichtingssystemen B.V.
    Inventor: Frans Nooren
  • Patent number: 8058343
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and adhesive films formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether or polyester polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The adhesive films from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of textile fabrics, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Invista North America S.àr.l.
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Carmen A Covelli, Douglas K Farmer
  • Patent number: 8039102
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a reinforced film for blast resistance protection and methods thereof. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a reinforced film comprising an elastomeric polymer laminate, and a scrim layer at least partially embedded in the elastomeric polymer laminate layer, wherein the reinforced film comprises a puncture resistance of at least five thousand pounds per square inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Adalbert E. Lavature, Robert Covey, Jerry Serra, Gordon Brown, Duarte Pimentel
  • Patent number: 8039082
    Abstract: A rubber access mat includes a rubber slab having opposed side edges defining a width and opposed end edges defining a length. A rigidifying grid of reinforcing wire is embedded within the rubber slab. The grid consists of a plurality of parallel spaced wires extending between the opposed side edges for most of the width of the rubber slab and a plurality of parallel spaced wires extending between the opposed end edges for most of the length of the rubber slab. The reinforcing wire is not less than number ten gauge wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventors: Shawn Fowler, Gerard Hermary, Alex Michaud, Gordon Harper, Gary Steadman
  • Publication number: 20100314026
    Abstract: A window or door flashing or roofing material, containing no asphalt, either mechanically fastened or self-adhering comprising a mixture of: one or more ethylene based elastomers having a melting point below 160° F., in an amount of 10-40% based on the total weight of the product; one or more semi-crystalline, non-elastomer alpha olefin-based polymers having a melting point above 160° F. in an amount of about 10-40% based on the total weight of the product; and a rubber fraction of ground, vulcanized rubber having a size up to about 18 mesh, US Sieve Series, in an amount of about 10% to about 75%, based on the total weight of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Donovan, Jason M. Logsdon, Keith Chappell
  • Patent number: 7851390
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable planar textile material with a plurality of yarn systems forming the planar textile material, wherein the planar textile material having at least one heat-shrinkable plastic yarn. The planar textile material is suitable for producing furniture elements, especially seating furniture elements, preferably backrests and/or seat elements, decorative elements, hollow channels, automotive accessories, and the like, wherein the heat-shrinkable planar textile material can be mounted on a carrier structure and then heat shrunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: K&R Textil GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Salzmann, Till W. H. d'Alquen, Hans-Richard Essers
  • Publication number: 20090011152
    Abstract: A substrate for floorings, such as synthetic grass turf includes: a pad made of a first heat-meltable material, a stabilizing mesh made of a second heat-meltable material, and a connection layer set between said pad and the mesh. The connection layer includes a third heat-meltable material with a melting point lower than the melting point of the first and of the second heat-meltable materials. The connection layer is a discontinuous layer with a granular structure, so that the substrate is permeable to liquids in order to enable, for example, draining-off of rainwater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: Mondo S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fernando Stroppiana
  • Patent number: 7365031
    Abstract: A fabric including within its construction a first elongated electrical conductor crossed by a second elongated electrical conductor, the conductors being normally biased apart at a crossover point of said fibres with an air gap between them, whereby application of pressure in a direction substantially normal to a plane of the fabric causes the conductors to make contact. The fabric may be woven, knitted, non-woven or plaited. The fabric can be used as a pressure sensor, switch or other sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Intelligent Textiles Limited
    Inventors: Stanley Shigezo Swallow, Asha Peta-Thomson
  • Patent number: 7259114
    Abstract: A backing material is made of low-density and/or high-density polyethylene(s) and/or a flexibilizer to provide high-strength, low-cost, and recyclable backing material for fabrics. The backing material can incorporate polypropylene(s), additional flexibilizers, fillers, flame-retardants, anti-microbials, odor minimizers/eliminators, scent, and protectants for further desired properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Textile Rubber & Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mullinax, Shannon VanScoy, Daniel R. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 7240371
    Abstract: Novel aqueous polyurethane dispersions and adhesive films formed therefrom are provided. The aqueous polyurethane dispersions are provided in solvent-free systems of a prepolymer comprising at least one polyether or polyester polyol, a mixture of MDI isomers, and a diol. The adhesive films from such dispersions can be heat-activated for bonding, lamination, and adhesion of textile fabrics, including stretch fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Invista North America S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Hong Liu, Carmen A. Covelli, Douglas K. Farmer
  • Patent number: 6864194
    Abstract: A reinforced membrane, particularly well suited for use as a membrane in a single ply roofing membrane system, includes first and second thermoplastic olefin (“TPO”) sheets and a polypropylene reinforcing mesh or scrim intermediate the first and second thermoplastic olefin sheets and bonded to the first and second thermoplastic olefin sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid H. Hindi, Allison Flynn
  • Publication number: 20040234716
    Abstract: A process for forming a belt for a press, such as a shoe press belt, includes the steps of: providing an elongate cylindrical core having a longitudinal axis; rotating the core about the longitudinal axis; providing a nozzle movable along a nozzle path that is substantially parallel to and above the core longitudinal axis, the nozzle having at least an upstream outlet and a downstream outlet, the nozzle outlets being longitudinally offset a distance from each other; and applying multiple strips of polymeric material to the core through the nozzle outlets as the nozzle moves along the nozzle path such that the downstream strip forms an overlapping spiral inner layer and the upstream strip forms an overlapping spiral outer layer that overlies the inner layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael D. Madden, Matthew T. Vosika
  • Publication number: 20040182499
    Abstract: Stretchable film laminates including a layer of elastomeric openwork, such as a plurality of elastic strands or an elastomeric mesh structure. The stretchable film laminates may include a film layer bonded to the layer of elastomeric openwork, with the film layer having cross-directional stretch and the laminate having a multi-phase stretchability profile. The stretchable film laminates may be made by extruding a film from a die, stretching the film, forming and stretching a layer of elastomeric openwork, conveying the stretched elastomeric openwork onto the film while the film is stretched, and passing the film and the elastomeric openwork through a nip. The invention also includes a machine capable of producing machine-direction, cross-direction, and biaxial stretch materials. The machine includes at least one extruder, at least one filament die and at least one film die both attached to the extruder(s), and at least one nip downstream of the extruder(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Leslie Warren Collier, Susan Elaine Shawver, Bryon Paul Day, Raymond Jeffrey May, James Russell Fitts, Michael Tod Morman, Monica Varriale, Matthew Boyd Lake, David Michael Matela, Gregory Todd Sudduth, Randall James Palmer, Charles John Morell, Prasad Shrikrishna Potnis, Rasha Wafik Zaki Farag, Cristian M. Neculescu, Peiguang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20040180591
    Abstract: A belt reinforcing fabric for conveyor belts including sets of longitudinal warp yarns that are woven in leno weave fashion about lateral weft yarns that are made of monofilament. For each area on the fabric including sets of warp yarns, there is also an adjacent area that does not include warp yarns. Therefore, a space or gap is created between the areas occupied by the sets of warp yarns. When the belt is cut, it can be cut along the gap so that only the monofilament weft yarns are visible along the edges and not the warp yarns, which, if exposed at the cut edges, would tend to wick moisture into the belt. The present conveyor belt is particularly useful in conveying food items because of its tendency to reduce the opportunity to pick up and spread contaminating agents such as bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Jules A. Haneburger
  • Patent number: 6764968
    Abstract: A reinforced membrane, particularly well suited for use as a membrane in a single ply roofing membrane system, includes first and second thermoplastic olefin (“TPO”) sheets and a polypropylene reinforcing mesh or scrim intermediate the first and second thermoplastic olefin sheets and bonded to the first and second thermoplastic olefin sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Majid H. Hindi, Allison Flynn
  • Publication number: 20040014389
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composite material comprising a vulcanizable polychloroprene rubber composition and textile fibers, the fibers having distributed over surface portions thereof an adhesive comprising a resorcinol-formaldehyde resin and a copolymer of from about 1 weight percent to about 10 weight percent 2,3-dichloro-1,3-butadiene and from about 90 weight percent to about 99 weight percent chloroprene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Judy Chu, James Gregory Gillick
  • Publication number: 20040009730
    Abstract: The present invention is a high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric made of fine count high twist artificial yarns with fine denier counts. The texture of the present invention is designed on the basis of elastic features, woven with a high-speed circular knitting machine and processed in a treatment process. Such high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric is then laminated with an artificial rubber sponge in a laminating process to form a high elastic and anti-velco wet suit fabric piece. The high elastic wet suit fabric of the present invention has a high elasticity, low modulus, more easily dried and high anti-velco capability in comparison with conventional single-directional and low-elastic wet suit fabric, and is capable to improve the comfort, flexibility and elongation of wet suits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventor: Chi Chou Chuang
  • Publication number: 20020187693
    Abstract: The present invention provides roofing membrane that increases wind resistance by having at least a two sheets of scrim material (10) that is between an upper layer (12) and a lower layer (14). The upper and lower layers (12 and 14) may be a thermoplastic or other material appropriate for use in a roofing membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventor: David J. Cherry
  • Patent number: 6475933
    Abstract: Highly conductive elastomeric sheet. Preferably, the conductive elastomeric sheet comprises a conductive wire mesh loaded into an elastomeric matrix from which is also loaded with a conductive particulate. Preferably, the particulate comprises carbon particulate having a sub-micron size, and is present in an amount between ten percent (10%) to twenty percent (20%) by volume. The conductive elastomeric materials are exceptionally durable and retain a high degree of conductivity well-after ten thousand (10,000) fatigue performance cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Mark David Brown, John Wilbur Tully
  • Publication number: 20020081924
    Abstract: A sheet material is useful as a waterproof underlayment for a roof of a structure. The sheet material has upper and lower surfaces and comprises a web of reinforcing mat comprising fire-resistant fibers and a continuous non-porous matrix of water-resistant modified bitumen saturating the web of reinforcing mat, wherein the modified bitumen is self-adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Applicant: The Garland Company
    Inventors: Fred Fensel, Rob Justus
  • Patent number: 6150496
    Abstract: An inherently light- and heat-stabilized polyamide has at least one piperidine compound bonded to the backbone polymer chain and at least one 4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine compound bonded to the backbone polymer chain. The inherently light- and heat-stabilized polyamide may be used to form articles such as, for example, fibers, carpets, yarns, and textile fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Otto M. Ilg, Ulrike Breiner, Manfred Juluis
  • Patent number: 6099951
    Abstract: A gelatinous composite article has a sealant layer, a permeable layer and a heat formable and heat reversible gelatinous elastomer material. The sealant layer melts within a first temperature range. The permeable layer is over the sealant layer and melts at a second temperature greater than the first temperature range. The heat formable and heat reversible gelatinous elastomer material is over the permeable layer and fuses to the sealant layer within the first temperature range. The sealant layer and the gelatinous elastomer material adhere to each other through the permeable layer once the first temperature is attained. Thereby, the permeable layer secures to the gelatinous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 6083853
    Abstract: A formed sheet of thermalconductive silicone gel is provided. The formed sheet has (i) a thin film reinforcement layer hardened into rubber only in a surface layer on the upper side, the lower side, or both sides, (ii) a sheet-shaped reinforcement material buried in a surface layer of the upper or the lower side, or (iii) a sheet-shaped reinforcement material buried in a surface layer of the upper side or the lower side of the sheet, and a thin film reinforcement layer hardened into rubber in this surface layer or in a surface layer on both sides of the sheet. The formed sheet of thermalconductive silicone gel has low compressibility, high strength, is easy to handle during the mounting process, and can be reused after its contact compression between a chip and a heat sink has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Fujimoto, Yoshimitsu Maeda, Kenichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6074963
    Abstract: Thermally conductive composite sheets which comprise a silicone rubber layer which contains thermally conductive fillers and has an Asker C hardness from 5 to 50, and a porous reinforcing material layer which has pores of at least 0.3 mm in diameter and is incorporated within the silicone rubber layer. The thermally conductive composite sheets of the present invention are superior in thermal conductivity and flexibility (for contact towards the electronic parts and so on) and are suitable for mass production and for the assembly process of electronic instruments. Therefore, utilization of the thermally conductive composite sheets enables the effective production of electronic instruments wherein performance degradation caused by heat hardly occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehide Okami, Tokio Sekiya, Takeshi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 6025283
    Abstract: A charge card is described which is made from a rubber or plastic laminate with precious metal forming the upper surface and preferably lower surface. The precious metal layers are adhered to the rubber material by means of a suitable adhesive formulation or the plastic materially a latex adhesive. The laminated card has uniquely flexible properties which render it suitable as a credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: The Real Gold Card Company Limited
    Inventor: William Sherbrooke Roberts