Including A Foamed Layer Or Component Patents (Class 442/370)
  • Patent number: 10245809
    Abstract: A heterogeneous composite has a first layer which includes a fiber layer, a metal layer, a plastic layer or a combination thereof, a second layer which includes a fiber layer with a plastic layer, or a fiber layer with a non-woven cloth layer, and a base layer which is a thermoplastic layer. The first layer and the second layer are respectively mounted on the base layer by a glue layer, and the compressive strength value between the first layer and the second layer is less than 20%. The base layer enhances strength of the whole composite, and the heterogeneous composite provides a beautiful and competitive product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pu Feng Enterprise Corp.
    Inventor: Shui-Yuan Ma
  • Patent number: 10040381
    Abstract: A cover element for a motor vehicle seat element lining, including: a foam on the reverse side of a textile, skin, or synthetic material; and in edges, intended to be assembled by sewing to at least one piece of textile, skin, or synthetic material, one or a plurality of embossed notches forming alignment marks to perform the sewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Faurecia Sieges D'Automobile
    Inventors: Francois Lelievre, Didier Fouinat
  • Patent number: 10005598
    Abstract: A primary laminate including a tabstock in which a seal laminate including a foil layer and a top foam layer, a tabstock and a plastic film stock are fed to a laminating station is provided herein. At the lamination station, a curtain of polymeric adhesive is extruded between the plastics film stock and the top face of the primary substrate, which is partly comprised of the top face of the tabstock and partly comprised of the top foam layer of the seal laminate. Use of primary laminates obtained by such a process to form seals for sealing a container, for food or drink stored at low temperatures, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Fenwick McLean, Victor Sachs, Craig Warren Thornhill
  • Patent number: 9354814
    Abstract: Managing data returns to a host in response to read commands, an operation monitor of a solid-state drive (SSD) manages counters used to hold metrics that characterize the estimated time to complete a read operation on a corresponding flash die. A timer generates a periodic event which decrements the counters over time. The value stored in each counter is generated for flash operations submitted to the corresponding die and is, generally, based on the operational history and the physical location of the operation. Whenever a read command is scheduled for submission to a particular die, the time estimate for that particular read operation is retrieved and, based on this information, the optimum order in which to return data to the host is determined. This order is used to schedule and program data transfers to the host so that a minimum number of read commands get blocked by other read commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joao Alcantara, Zoltan Szubbocsev
  • Patent number: 9045847
    Abstract: A foaming porous pad suitable for coupling to a hand-held device and for application to human skin includes a porous pad substrate and a foaming composition disposed on the porous pad substrate. The porous pad substrate includes a nonwoven pile fabric having a nonwoven backing layer and a pile comprising individual fibers extending from the backing layer. The nonwoven pile fabric has fibers having a denier of less than about 9. Other aspects of the disclosure include a kit including a foaming porous pad and a motorized handheld device, methods of making the foaming porous pad, and methods of using the foaming porous pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikoleta Batchvarova, David Gubernick, Mark Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150136693
    Abstract: A cytokine adsorption sheet comprises a nanofiber web formed by electrospinning a spinning solution prepared by mixing an adsorbent material capable of adsorbing cytokine and an electrospinnable polymer material. Thus, the dissolution of the adsorbent material by blood can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Sik HWANG, Sang Chul SUH, Chan KIM, Seung Hoon LEE, Hee Chan KIM, Jung Chan LEE, Gil Joon SUH, Woon Yong KWON, Kyung Su KIM
  • Publication number: 20150140888
    Abstract: A heat insulation sheet includes: a heat insulation layer formed as a nanofiber web form having a plurality of pores by electrospinning a polymeric material; and an adhesion layer laminated on one or both sides of the heat insulation layer and formed as a nanofiber web form by electrospinning an adhesion material, to thereby be made thin and have a plurality of fine pores, and to thus improve heat insulation performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Seung Hoon LEE, Yong Sik JUNG, Yun Mi SO
  • Publication number: 20150118932
    Abstract: The present invention provides porous polymer coatings having adhesive and air flow resistive properties. The porous polymer coating comprises a polymeric foam having a void fraction of greater than about 15% and an air permeability greater than 3 cubic feet per minute per square foot as measured based on ASTM D737-04.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Troy Raymond Buechler, William C. Wiese, Samuel Mark Gillette
  • Publication number: 20150099411
    Abstract: Prepregs, cores and composite articles are described that comprise lighter weight materials and/or lower amounts of adhesive than commonly used. In some instances, one or more components of the articles may comprise a repellent material or repellent treatment to reduce the overall absorption rate of adhesive into the components of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yankai Yang, Yu-Tsan Tseng, Erich Vorenkamp, Mark Mason
  • Publication number: 20150072107
    Abstract: To obtain an integrated foam-molded product whose manufacturing cost is reduced and which makes an effective use of a property of an integration target. Foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of a polyurethane foam raw material, whose influence has been conventionally prevented by contriving a special measure, is positively used. The integration target is influenced by foaming heat generated at the time of the foaming of the polyurethane foam raw material in a mold, to thermally deform into a desired shape along a mold shape. Consequently, it is possible to mold the integration target into an arbitrary shape in a step of integrating the integration target with a polyurethane foam layer in the mold by integrated foaming, and therefore, there is no need to work the integration target to a state closer to a final shape in a step before it is disposed in the mold, which can simplify manufacturing steps and reduce manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Delta Kogyo Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Etsunori FUJITA, Yumi OGURA, Seiji KAWASAKI, Shigeki WAGATA, Yoshimi ENOKI
  • Publication number: 20150017860
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe secured fiber-reinforced aerogels and laminate structures formed therefrom. In one embodiment a laminate comprises at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer adjacent to at least one layer of fiber containing material wherein fibers from said at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of said at least one fiber-containing material. In another embodiment a laminate comprises at least two adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layers wherein fibers from at least one fiber-reinforced aerogel layer are interlaced with fibers of an adjacent fiber-reinforced aerogel layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel E. Bullock, Aaron R. Tomich
  • Publication number: 20150004864
    Abstract: In order to provide sandwich composite elements (100) having an improved fire protection behavior, the invention relates to a method for continuously producing sandwich composite elements (100) having a lower cover layer (10), an upper cover layer (11), and a polyurethane hard-foam core body (12) introduced between the cover layers (10, 11), wherein a double belt conveyor system (18) having a lower conveyor belt (19) and an upper conveyor belt (20) is provided and wherein the lower cover layer (10) and the upper cover layer (11) continuously run in between the conveyor belts (19, 20), wherein at least one glass-fiber mat (13) continuously runs in between the cover layers (10, 11) and is arranged adjacent to the inside or at least one of the cover layers (10, 11) and wherein a subsequently foaming reaction mixture (14) is applied to at least one inside of the cover Layers (10, 11) and/or to the glass fiber mat (13) in order to form the polyurethane hard-foam core body (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Rolf Roers, Walter Schindler, Ingo Kellerhof
  • Publication number: 20140356574
    Abstract: Fabrics made for apparel, tents, sleeping bags and the like, in various composites, constructed such that a combination of substrate layers and insulation layers is configured to provide improved thermal insulation. The fabric composites are constructed to form a radiant barrier against heat loss via radiation and via conduction from a body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Brian John Conolly, Thomas Kenneth Hussey
  • Patent number: 8889574
    Abstract: A laminate product comprising a foam core having a pair of opposed major surfaces and a cover layer secured with respect to each major surface is described. The cover layer comprises a polymeric substrate having disposed therein a plurality of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been found that it is possible to produce a foam laminate product having improved stiffness if a lower amount of reinforcing material is used for a given amount of polymer substrate. In particular, it has been found possible to provide an improved foam laminate product having a relatively high ratio of stiffness to weight of reinforcing fibrous material. It has been further discovered that the stiffness of the resulting foam laminate product can be increased when the polymer substrate and the reinforcing fibrous material are present in a weight ratio of greater than 2.5. This is believed to be the result of improved encapsulation of the reinforcing fibrous material by the polymer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Proprietect, L.P.
    Inventors: Inna Dolgopolsky, Yolanda Sadl, Lisa Pileggi, Petar Pepic
  • Publication number: 20140295725
    Abstract: A composite profile comprises: a foam core (1) with opposing frontal faces (2) and a plurality of side faces (3); and a reinforcement fabric (4) which is at least partially in direct contact with at least two adjacent side faces (3). The reinforcement fabric (4) is a woven textile or an at least bidirectionally oriented non-woven textile; the foam core (1) does not or not completely penetrate into the reinforcement fabric (4); and at least on one side face (3) the foam core (1) is exposed. A method of manufacturing comprises the steps of: (I) providing a reinforcement fabric (4), the reinforcement fabric (4) being provided in such a shape as to define at least one upwardly open cavity (1?) adapted to receive a foam (4); and (H) providing a solid or spreadable foam (1) into the at least one cavity (1?) of the reinforcement fabric (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Passmann, Kim Klausen
  • Publication number: 20140287641
    Abstract: Composites comprising aerogel materials are generally described. Layered aerogel composites may be of great utility for a wide variety of applications including lightweight structures, ballistic panels, multilayer thermal and acoustic insulation, spacecraft reentry shielding, supercapacitors, batteries, acoustic insulation, and flexible garments. Layered aerogel composites may be prepared by combing layers of fiber-containing sheets and multisheet plies with aerogel materials. Composites comprising mechanically strong aerogels and reticulated aerogel structures are described. Various nanocomposite aerogel materials may be prepared to facilitate production of composites with desirable functions and properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Steiner, III
  • Publication number: 20140273705
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to nonwoven structures and composites comprising such nonwoven structures, particularly structures incorporating foam, and methods of making and use thereof. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to composites comprising a nonwoven structure immobilized to foam, e.g., using adhesive, needling, or other techniques. The nonwoven structure may comprise any of a variety of fibers. In certain embodiments, the composite may be substantially thermally insulating and/or acoustic insulating. Other aspects of the present invention are generally directed to systems and methods for making such composites, methods of use of such composites, kits comprising such composites, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: National Nonwovens Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gregory Lawrence, Conrad Anthony D'Elia, Anthony Joseph Centofanti, Paul Anthony Viveiros
  • 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: 8759235
    Abstract: A new orthopedic prayer mat proposed, whereas the new orthopedic prayer mat has a multiple layered structure. The top layer is made from microfiber which is antimicrobial, anti-molding, water-resistant, anti-dust and heat-resistant. The bottom layer is an anti-slip layer to prevent the user from physical injury in any situation while using the mat, and a soft polyurethane layer and an anti-fatigue layer or a hard polyurethane layer are arranged between the top microfiber layer and the bottom anti-slip layer in order to absorb pressure pressure and providing support, and the soft and hard polyurethane layer are combined at an angle to adjust the ratio of the weight-absorption and bearing to form the orthopedic prayer mat. Further the angle between the layers is tailored for users according to user's weight, height, body structure type and healthy conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Nader Sabry
  • Publication number: 20140141204
    Abstract: A multilayered carpet cushion underlay structure is provided having a primary sheet of resilient viscoelastic polyurethane foam adhered to a non-woven fabric carrier. The composite material additionally features a subjacent surface having an arrangement of polymeric fictionalizing projections that provide optimal resistance to slippage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Mark A. Calkins
  • Patent number: 8721827
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods of forming an elastic, breathable film/nonwoven layer laminate. In particular, the invention pertains to elastic polymer compositions that can be more easily processed on cast film lines, extrusion lamination or coating lines. The compositions of the present invention preferably comprise an elastomeric polyolefin resin and a high pressure low density type resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Stephen M. Hoenig, Yunwa W. Cheung, Daniel G. Moldovan, Wenbin Liang, Charles F. Diehl
  • Patent number: 8703632
    Abstract: Building board for use as a carrier for a surface cladding of ceramic tiles, a stucco, or a thin-layer trowel mortar, on or in buildings, in which on a moisture-resistant and moisture-sealed foam-material core layer, there is glued on both sides a water-resistant paper web or thin plastic web, onto which webs in each case a web of nonwoven fabric or of a knitted or loom-knitted woven fabric is glued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Schlueter-Systems KG
    Inventor: Werner Schlueter
  • Publication number: 20130303041
    Abstract: The present application discloses a composite material with cushioning qualities, comprising multiple sheeting structures bonded to each other in layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Kim
  • Patent number: 8569190
    Abstract: The waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner for a snowboard boot includes an inner liner selected from technically advanced fabrics which are carefully selected. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, breathable membranes, a supportive mesh or a moldable foam, and an outer shell fabric. The applicability of the liner to alpine, cross country and hiking boots, along with appropriate variations for each application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Solid Water Holdings
    Inventor: Baychar
  • Publication number: 20130273309
    Abstract: A composite material has a polymeric upper layer which is connected via at least one adhesive layer to a substrate. The substrate is predominantly or entirely formed by an open-cell polyurethane foam onto which the upper layer, containing between 2 and 12 wt % of polysiloxane, is bonded by an adhesive layer. An intermediate layer or a double layer, i.e. a composite of the intermediate layer with a bonding layer located between the substrate and the intermediate layer, is provided between the upper layer and the substrate as the adhesive layer for joining the upper layer and the substrate. The regions of the substrate into which the polyurethane dispersion of the adhesive layer has penetrated in a controlled manner during application have a density which is between 12% and 48%, above the density of the regions of the substrate without the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philipp Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20130244526
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are conformable protection pads with a reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: G-Form, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel M. WYNER, Richard B. FOX, Richard L. GARRARD, Thomas F. CAFARO, Maria E. MACRINA, Stephanie THORN
  • Patent number: 8535794
    Abstract: Device, especially a piece of sporting equipment for use in surfing or similar activities, includes a base made of foamed plastic, which has at least one laminate coating made of a fabric laminate and an underlay compound. The device includes an intermediate layer between the base and the laminate coating. Likewise provided are a number of processes for producing fiber composites in connection with foamed plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sven Brauers, Rouven Brauers
  • Publication number: 20130210311
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recycling furniture materials, in particular mattress, bed base, and seat materials, the method comprising the following steps: a breakup step, in which base materials are obtained by breaking up the bedding element; a sorting step (18), in which the base materials are separated into a plurality of families of materials according to the nature of the base materials; a step (20) for grinding the different families of materials; a mixing step (22), in which a mixture is prepared, the mixture comprising a predetermined amount of at least one family of ground materials; a step (24) for forming a sheet of non-woven unconsolidated material from the mixture; a step (27) for consolidating the non-woven unconsolidated sheet of material; a step for calendering the non-woven consolidated sheet of material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Ecoval Enivironnement
    Inventors: Rémy Lanza, Salim Touati
  • Publication number: 20130210309
    Abstract: A multilayer structure for a vehicle interior material, and a method for manufacturing same. A multilayer structure for a vehicle interior material comprises: a polypropylene foam sheet; a reinforcement sheet stacked on at least one surface of the polypropylene foam sheet, wherein the reinforcement sheet includes a natural fiber and a synthetic fiber and is produced by being needle-punched and then subjected to a heat roller process; and a coating layer formed on the outer surface of the reinforcement sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: HANIL E-HWA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Dong Won Kim, Ki Sung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130115842
    Abstract: A thermal insulation structure includes a plurality of inner air and water vapour permeable insulating layers which entrap air and a water vapour permeable, at least substantially air impermeable film layer separating two said water vapour permeable insulating layers, the inner layers being sandwiched between first and second outer air and liquid water impermeable, water vapour permeable outer film layers, the construction and arrangement of the layers being such as to control, in use, water vapour transmission through the thermal insulation structure. Alternatively, a thermal insulation structure includes a plurality of inner air and water vapour permeable insulating layers which entrap air and an inner air and water vapour impermeable film layer separating two said insulating air entrapment layers, the inner layers being sandwiched between first and second outer air, liquid and moisture vapour impermeable outer film layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Leslie James Squires, Timothy Woodbridge
  • Patent number: 8426018
    Abstract: A method of joining at least two parts by adhesion is provided, the method including arrangement of a porous layer in the adhesive joint for taking up excess adhesive outside the adhesive joint as such. An element is also provided—including in particular a blade for a wind turbine—which is combined by adhesion of several parts, and wherein a porous layer is at least partially comprised in and at least partially protrudes from the adhesive joint between the parts and takes up excess adhesive outside the adhesive joint. The porous layer may be of a mesh-like structure or may have the structure of a sponge and may furthermore be entirely or partially pre-impregnated with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventors: Kristian Lehmann Madsen, Morten Olesen
  • Publication number: 20130095264
    Abstract: A composite intraluminal prosthesis which is preferably used as a vascular prothesis includes a layer of ePTFE and a layer of textile material which are secured together by an elastomeric bonding agent. The ePTFE layer includes a porous microstructure defined by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The adhesive bonding agent is preferably applied in solution so that the bonding agent enters the pores of the microstructure of the ePTFE. This helps secure the textile layer to the ePTFE layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC
  • Publication number: 20130040524
    Abstract: The invention according to the present invention relates to an intermediate layer (1) of friction decreasing material placed between two layers (2, 3). The intermediate layer (1) is adapted to create a sliding movement between the layers (2, 3) when a force (K) is applied and a tangential force component (KT) shears the layers. The friction decreasing material comprises fibers (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: MIPS AB
    Inventors: Peter Halldin, Anders Bergner, Kay Grinneback
  • Patent number: 8298648
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of insert elements. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The insert elements are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the insert elements may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David Turner, Jorge E. Carbo
  • Publication number: 20120270457
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an expandable or foamable resol-type phenolic resin forming material that gives a phenolic resin foamed material or article which is excellent in strength and improved in brittleness and which has a high pH as compared with conventional materials or articles and has an excellent anti-corrosion property against a contact member, and a phenolic resin foamed material or article having the above properties, obtained by foaming the same, which are a foamable resol type phenolic resin forming material comprising a liquid resol type phenolic resin, a blowing agent, a foam stabilizer, an additive and an acid curing agent, said blowing agent comprising an organic non-reactive blowing agent and said additive comprising a nitrogen-containing bridged cyclic compound, and a phenolic resin foamed material or article obtained by foaming this forming material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroo TAKAHASHI, Toshiyuki KATO, Takashi NONAKA, Yasuhiro UEDA
  • Patent number: 8273068
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyolefin compositions. In particular, the invention pertains to elastic polymer compositions that can be more easily processed on cast film lines, extrusion lamination or coating lines. The compositions of the present invention preferably comprise an elastomeric polyolefin resin and a high pressure low density type resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Stephen M. Hoenig, Yunwa W. Cheung, Daniel G. Moldovan, Wenbin Liang, Charles F. Diehl
  • Publication number: 20120108134
    Abstract: Artificial leather comprising a multi-layer structure comprises a top coating layer, a middle foam layer, and a bottom fabric layer. The top coating layer comprises a propylene- alpha-olefin copolymer in combination with one or more elastomeric compounds, the foam layer also comprises a propylene-alpha-olefin copolymer in combination with one or more elastomeric compounds plus a blowing agent, and the fabric layer comprises a nonwoven spunbond material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Ho Jin Chee, Takahiko Ohmura, Ho-Sung Kang, Kim L. Walton
  • Publication number: 20120088422
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a flexible protective sheet. In a first aspect, the invention provides a flexible protective sheet comprising a carrier and a foam-structure, wherein said foam-structure is composed of a plurality of expanded foam units attached to said carrier sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: LANTOR B.V.
    Inventors: May Magdalena Maria Kerstens, Pieter Anjema
  • Publication number: 20120077407
    Abstract: A sports board includes a foam core, a cloth cover layer, and a slick outer layer that is laminated to at least the bottom surface of the cover layer. A method of making a sports board includes adding graphics to at least one of the upper and lower portions of a cover layer, then laminating a slick outer layer to at least a bottom surface of the lower portion of the cover layer. The edges of the of upper and lower portions of the cover layer are then sewed together, while leaving an opening at one end so that the resultant cover “bag” may be filled with granular foam material. After the cover bag is filled with the foam material, the opening in the cover layer is sewed closed to form a sports board pre-structure. The sports board pre-structure is then placed in a molding apparatus to undergo a molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Aifu Shen
  • Publication number: 20120045957
    Abstract: Fiber coated nonwoven laminates and methods and lines for making the same are disclosed. The fiber coated nonwoven laminates can have a fiber web layer that can range from about 0.01 g/m2 to about 100 g/m2. The lines for forming the nonwoven laminates can include a die body that includes an extruder therein for extruding fibers and a collector disposed below the die body. A substrate feeder can be provided for directing a substrate over the collector between the die body and the collector. The substrate is combinable with the extruded fibers to form the nonwoven laminate. An electric field can be created between the die body and collector to direct the fibers toward the collector as the substrate passes over the collector to collect the fibers on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ping-Yi Tsai, Clifton Woods, III, Jack Louis Wyrick
  • Publication number: 20120040581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing two- and three-dimensionally structured, microporous and nanoporous webs made up of nanofibers in any form with a very high covering or depositing degree of the fibers by means of a predefined conductive mold (template) as a collector and to the use of the webs according to the invention. The three-dimensional structure formation can be influenced in a directed manner by the deposition density of the nanofibers generated by means of an electrospinning process, which deposition density is adjustable through the accumulation time of the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Gyeong-Man Kim
  • Patent number: 8062742
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing silicone foams that maintains the original air permeable cell structure of an air permeable material including polyester by curing the air permeable material after coating the air permeable material with a silicone solution including a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Seoung Kyu Oh
  • Publication number: 20110252739
    Abstract: The present invention provides several methods and materials for use in building construction that may require air and water barrier, and water vapor permeability along with thermal or acoustic insulation. Several embodiments provide materials for a variety of building construction needs that can help build next generation green buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Leeser, Christopher Blair, Daniel E. Bullock, Sara E. Rosenberg, Poongunran Muthukumaran
  • Patent number: 8007893
    Abstract: Reinforcement structures and processes for forming same are provided, wherein the reinforcement structures are adapted for use in forming composite parts. The structures comprise a first reinforcement layer; a second reinforcement layer; and a flexible core layer comprising elongated fibers and a plurality of discrete bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Georg Adolphs
  • Patent number: 7992226
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of beads. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The beads are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the beads may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Publication number: 20110177742
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a functional sheet, to a method for preparing said sheet, to a packaging material and to the use of said packaging material. The functional sheet of the invention comprises a porous polymeric carrier having a porosity of at least 60%, preferably at least 80%, more preferably at least 90%, wherein said polymeric carrier comprises one or more functional compounds, which functional compound provides said sheet with at least one function selected from sensing, scavenging and releasing and wherein the polymeric carrier comprises one or more polyolefins and the average pore size of the polymeric carrier is at least 0.11 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Filip Frederix, Dionislus Maria Joseph Gilissen, Marko Dorschu, Alexander Antonius Marie Stroeks
  • Publication number: 20110167680
    Abstract: The sole of a footwear such as slipper having an outsole. The sole is made of a foam material and outsole area of which is partly laid with a fabric material. The fabric is attached to the outsole layer by a plastic which has been heat pressed to the fabric and the foam material. This provides a strong attachment between the fabric-plastic-foam material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Yuen Mou Law
  • Patent number: 7977261
    Abstract: A thermal barrier fabric includes an inner impermeable material layer, an outer impermeable material layer, a spacer material disposed between the inner and outer impermeable material layers, and a reflective layer of material disposed between the spacer and a selected one of the inner impermeable material layer and the outer impermeable material layer. The inner and outer impermeable material layers are bound to each other along portions thereof outboard of the spacer material and the reflective layer of material to define a closed compartment. The compartment is under a vacuum, such that the reflective layer of the fabric reflects thermal energy back toward the source thereof and the vacuum substantially prevents thermal energy transfer through the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Stephen P. Szczesuil
  • Publication number: 20110124257
    Abstract: A phenolic foam is made by foaming and curing a formable phenolic resin composition that comprises a phenolic resin, a blowing agent, an acid catalyst and an inorganic filler. The blowing agent comprises a blend of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbon containing 2 to 5 carbon atoms and an aliphatic hydrocarbon containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms mixed in a ratio of 60/40 to 95/5 parts by weight. The inorganic filler is at least one selected from a metal hydroxide, a metal oxide, a metal carbonate and metal powder. The phenolic foam has a pH of 5 or more and a water uptake less than 1 kg/m2. A phenolic foam with a higher pH value compared with conventional phenolic foam reduces corrosion risk when in contact with metallic materials. The phenolic foam maintains excellent long-term stable thermal insulation performance, low water uptake and fire resistance performance and by using the said blowing agent, does not harm the environment as an ozone or global warming depleting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Vincent Coppock, Ruud Zeggelaar, Hiroo Takahashi, Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 7930790
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for removing unwanted materials from the surface of fabrics—such as lint, pills, fuzz, and hair—by contacting the fabric with an open-cell foam or an article of manufacturer comprising an open cell foam and a non-soiling and non-staining benefit agents and/or an auxiliary means for trapping material removed by the fabric exfoliation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jeffrey Lee Butterbaugh, Tulani Leola Soffin, Brian Wayne Everingham