Including A Preformed Film, Foil, Or Sheet Patents (Class 442/38)
  • Patent number: 11385743
    Abstract: Provided is a light-transmitting conducive laminate which is moldable and has good designability. A light-transmitting conductive laminate is provided in which at least a surface skin material and a transparent conductive base are sequentially laminated from the input side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shunichiro Nakai, Akihito Tsukamoto, Naoki Tsujiuchi, Keiji Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10759149
    Abstract: A laminated surface covering including a facing material made of vinyl and a backing material comprising a rubber component. The rubber component comprising at least a matrix of bonded rubber granules. A bonding material disposed between the facing material and the backing material. The facing material configured to melt at a temperature between 165° F. and 248° F. infiltrating the backing material thereby essentially encasing the rubber granules of the matrix and providing fire retardation and smoke suppression qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ecore International Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur B. Dodge, III, John McFalls
  • Patent number: 10583593
    Abstract: An antimicrobial, molded laminate shopping cart part and method of manufacturing same are provided. The part, such as a small child seat, includes a structural carrier made from a thermoplastic resin and having an outer surface. The part further includes a formed plastic film sheet having upper and lower surfaces. The lower surface is bonded to the outer surface of the carrier. The film sheet includes an outer clear plastic layer including at least one antimicrobial agent disbursed throughout the plastic layer. The antimicrobial agent exhibits controlled migration through the clear plastic to the outer surface of the clear plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Darius J. Preisler
  • Patent number: 10260237
    Abstract: An adhered roofing system comprising a roof substrate, a thermoplastic membrane including at least one layer that includes a functionalized thermoplastic polymer, and an adhesive securing the membrane to the substrate, where the adhesive includes a cured residue of a polymer having a silicon-containing hydrolyzable terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael John Hubbard, Hao Wang, Jiansheng Tang, Donna Tippmann
  • Publication number: 20150056131
    Abstract: Methods to produce thermoforms from P4HB homopolymer and blends thereof have been developed. These thermoforms are produced from films and sheets including P4HB, wherein the intrinsic viscosity of the P4HB is less than 3.5 dl/g, but greater than 0.35 dl/g, and the thermoforms are produced at a temperature equal to or greater than the softening point of P4HB, and more preferably at a temperature higher than the melting point of P4HB. A preferred embodiment includes a P4HB thermoform wherein a film or sheet including a P4HB polymer is thermoformed at a temperature between its melting point and 150° C. In a particularly preferred embodiment the thermoform is a laminate made from a P4HB film and a P4HB mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Bernasconi, Dennis Connelly, Said Rizk, David P. Martin, Simon F. Williams
  • Patent number: 8883658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a translucent composite and a method for producing the translucent composite. The invention includes a plurality of composite materials laid on top of one another and bonded to each other in the region of the bonding surfaces, and includes at least one light transmitting textile, which extends from one side of the composite to the other opposite side of the composite, and is embedded between the bonding surfaces with the composites firmly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Litwork, GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Fischer
  • Publication number: 20140329427
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a vehicle interior assembly. The method includes attaching a scrim to a polyurethane substrate. The method also includes disposing a polypropylene material directly on the scrim. The method includes applying infrared energy to the polypropylene material to bond the polypropylene material to the scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Anne Sterne Stroebe, Christopher Robert Waldron, Jeffrey Carl Potjer
  • 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: 8661741
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140030483
    Abstract: A lightweight, low bulk, mobile CB shelter fabric includes a high tensile strength woven scrim laminated between two thin CB-impenetrable polymer films. Laminate adhesives can include isocyanate adhesion promotors. Coatings can be applied to the films for camouflage, increased light opacity, increased CB protection, sun, fire, and weather resistance. Lamination heat and pressure can cause the films to conform and bond through the scrim, while a pre-applied coating does not flow and remains uniform in thickness. The resulting fabric weight can be approximately 50% of conventional CB fabrics. The films can be hard-drawn polymers. A coating of hammer milled kaolin clay can provide increased light opacity. The films can be 1 micron thick, and can be nylon, aliphatic nylon, urethane, or poly-ether. The scrim can be a 1500 denier vectran with a 4.5 ends-per-inch warp and a 3.5 ends-per-inch fill. The scrim yarns can be flattened bundles of untwisted fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Howland
  • Publication number: 20130333838
    Abstract: A low temperature curable epoxy tape is provided that can be useful as a semi-structural adhesive tape in the automotive, aerospace, and electronics industries to form metal-to-metal and metal-to-plastic bonds. The provided epoxy tape includes a curative layer. The curative layer includes a scrim, a binder layer at least partially enclosing the scrim, and a latent curative dispersed in the binder layer. The curative layer is coated and then dried of solvent. Then an epoxy layer is laminated to a top and a bottom of the curative layer. The epoxy tape is placed between two parts being bonded together and then heated to temperatures of bottom up to about 110° C. to activate and disperse the active curative. A semi-structural bond is formed. Also, a method of making the epoxy tape is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David J. Plaut, Sean M. Tsuji, Chin Teong Ong, Siang Kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 8597762
    Abstract: A preform made of composite material designed to be formed on a laboratory model and to be integrated in a base plate of a dental prosthesis. The preform comprises a grid formed by a meshing of weft threads and warp threads coated in an impregnating resin, the space between the meshes being exempt of fibers and resin, and determining a surface of free spaces of more than 25% of the total surface of the grid. The weft threads are fixed onto the warp threads at the nodes of the meshing to enable the preform to be handled and to be formed on a laboratory model, without the impregnating resin creeping into the spaces of the meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Bruno Clunet-Coste, Bernard Maneuf, André Collombin, Yannick Le Guay
  • Publication number: 20130231018
    Abstract: A scrim-reinforced prepreg assembly for use in building low-porosity lay-ups. The assembly includes a prepreg that is composed of a fibrous reinforcement and a heat-curable resin mixture, the prepreg having suitable viscosity and sufficient tackiness to hold a scrim which is adhered to the prepreg by applying light pressure. The scrim is impressed onto the prepreg to such a degree, that less than half of the circumference of the scrim strands becomes coated by the heat-curable resin mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Hexcel Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Kruger, Gerhard Entholzer
  • Patent number: 8492296
    Abstract: A silver salt-containing layer containing a silver salt and provided on a support is exposed and developed to form a metal silver portion and a light-transmitting portion, and then the metal silver portion is further subjected to physical development and/or plating to form a conductive metal portion consisting of the metal silver portion carrying conductive metal particles. A method for producing a light-transmitting electromagnetic wave-shielding film which enables production of an electromagnetic wave-shielding material simultaneously having high EMI-shielding property and high transparency in a fine line pattern and also enables mass production of such films at a low cost, and a light-transmitting electromagnetic wave-shielding film obtained by the production method and free from the problem of moire are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Sasaki, Ryou Nishizakura, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Shunji Takada
  • Publication number: 20130137322
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet includes a mesh sheet and a thermally conductive composition containing a resin composition and a thermally conductive filler and coating both sides of the mesh sheet so as to form a thermally conductive layer. The thermally conductive sheet is prevented from trapping air bubbles so as to exhibit high thermal conductivity, and is so strong that does not easily tear. The mesh sheet has mesh holes defined by thread intersecting with each other. The intersection of the threads is provided with an bubble inclusion inhibition part for preventing air bubbles from being trapped in the interface between the thermally conductive composition and the mesh sheet. The bubble inclusion inhibition part may be a fused portion, a pressure-bonded portion or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: POLYMATECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuyoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8314044
    Abstract: Permeable composite fibrous catalytic sheets comprised of at least three distinct solid phases. A first solid phase is an electrically conductive phase comprised of randomly oriented electrically conductive carbon fibers. A second solid phase is a 3-dimensional porous network of a non-conductive porous ceramic material. A third phase is comprised of catalytic particles dispersed on said 3-dimensional porous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Juzer Jangbarwala
  • Patent number: 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: 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: 8046956
    Abstract: A masonry flashing for use in a cavity wall is disclosed. The flashing has channels for draining water from the cavity while permitting entry of air into the cavity. The top surface of the flashing is covered by a protective member. The protective member is a scrim or, in the extruded form, an overarching portion of the flashing material. The protective member prevents the clogging of channels from mortar droppings and other construction debris. The flashing is shown with a drip edge is formed by extending the flashing beyond the external surface of the outer wythe and, with the edge being foil lined, manually forming the drip edge. A peel-and-stick embodiment described herein utilizes clear, nondrooling adhesives. Flashing accessories, namely, an end dam, an inside corner and an outside corner are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • 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: 8030228
    Abstract: A cover for camouflage against electromagnetic radiation. According to the invention, the cover includes a random set of puckered features in relief, these being formed by a camouflage net associated with a flexible dielectric mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: MBDA France
    Inventor: Edouard Flavin
  • Publication number: 20100304105
    Abstract: A fabric includes a woven plastic base layer, a first coating layer including a plastic applied to one side of the woven plastic base layer, and a second coating layer including a plastic applied to the other side of the woven plastic base layer. The fabric further includes a first exterior layer including a plastic applied to the first coating layer, and a second exterior layer including a plastic applied to the second coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Nasarczyk
  • Patent number: 7838445
    Abstract: A multi-layered sheet material for wrapping metal goods to protect them from corrosion during storage has a water impermeable and water vapor-impermeable outer layer comprising a coated woven scrim and a water-impermeable and water vapor permeable inner layer comprising a micro-perforated film. The inner layer incorporates corrosion inhibitors. The outer and inner layers are bonded along their longitudinal edges leaving a space between the layers into which water vapor can migrate away from the wrapped metal product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: Interwrap Inc., IBCO SRL
    Inventor: Martin Vido
  • Patent number: 7749924
    Abstract: A membrane comprising at least one polymeric layer including i) a plastomer, ii) a low density polyethylene, iii) a propylene-based polymer, and optionally iv) flame retardant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Peng
  • Patent number: 7709404
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for making a scrim-reinforced prepreg for use in building low-porosity lay-ups, characterized in that a conventional prepreg is formed of a fibrous reinforcement and a heat-curable resin, the prepreg having suitable viscosity and sufficient tackiness to hold a scrim which is adhered to the prepreg by applying light pressure, so that the scrim is impressed onto the prepreg to such a degree, that less than half of the circumference of the scrim strands becomes coated by the prepreg-resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Hexcel Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Kruger, Gerhard Entholzer
  • Patent number: 7618906
    Abstract: A window membrane is permeable to electromagnetic radiation, especially soft X-rays. It comprises a film (201) and a metallic reinforcement mesh (202) attached to the film (201). A preferable way of attaching the metallic reinforcement mesh (202) to the film is to use a positive-working photosensitive glue (204) and allow the reinforcement mesh (202) to act as the exposure mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Oxford Instruments Analytical Oy
    Inventor: Tomi Meilahti
  • Patent number: 7608319
    Abstract: This invention refers to synthetic decorative coverings in order to cover and protect trafficable surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Pyn, S.A de C.V.
    Inventor: Gabriel Lopez Montiel
  • Patent number: 7601653
    Abstract: An adhesive grip liner is provided which comprises a composite sheet material, an adhesive, and a release liner. The composite sheet material comprises a scrim embedded in a foamed resin. The adhesive contacts a bottom surface of the composite sheet and the release liner contacts the adhesive. The top surface has non-skid and non-adhesive properties. The adhesive grip liner is useful for lining horizontal surfaces, such as a shelf, and vertical surfaces, such as a rail cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Shurtech Brands LLC
    Inventor: Shelley W. Price
  • Publication number: 20090186541
    Abstract: A roof panel for a flat or low pitch roof comprises an inner metal sheet liner or decking (2), an outer liner scrim (3) and a body (4) of insulation therebetween. The scrim (3) for receiving a waterproof membrane may be a glass fibre scrim bonded to cellulose/polyester tissue or a bitumen-impregnated scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Publication number: 20090179112
    Abstract: A lightweight stretch resistant laminated material has a layer of thin flexible film laminated to a layer of stretch resistant reinforcing material. A kite or wing, which is known in the art to comprises a plurality of assembled panels, can have at least one such panel made from the lightweight stretch resistant laminated material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Xiao Wen Gu
  • Publication number: 20090148644
    Abstract: An adhesive device for compound or moving forms includes a pliable backing layer or shell. A cloth scrim including interlocking fibers oriented to provides elasticity in at least one direction. The interlocking fibers are straight and are arranged in a bias weave or the interlocking fibers are knitted or woven circular rings, and provide elasticity in multiple directions. The cloth scrim is laminated to the pliable backing layer or shell. An adhesive coating is applied to the cloth scrim for adhering the adhesive device to the compound or moving forms where the elasticity of the cloth scrim allows the adhesive device to conform to the compound or moving forms while minimizing wrinkling or puckering of the adhesive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Michael David Francis
  • Publication number: 20090124148
    Abstract: A composite packing material for use with a printing blanket is provided including a substrate such as fabric, scrim, or film which is coated on at least one surface with a polymeric compound to provide the desired gauge to the printing blanket assembly. The resulting composite packing material has a thickness of about 0.010 to about 0.067 inches (0.25 mm to 1.7 mm) and is substantially volume non-compressible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: DAY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: W. Toriran Flint, Joseph L. Byers
  • Patent number: 7524778
    Abstract: A sheet product is provided which comprises a scrim embedded in a continuous layer of a foamed resin. The sheet material is useful as a drawer liner or a shelf liner and is fabricated without need for lamination of separate layers to a scrim material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Sobonya, Elizabeth A. Flores
  • Patent number: 7501357
    Abstract: A flexible, vapor permeable, liquid impermeable composite fabric comprising a ultraviolet light stabilized and thermally stabilized microporous-formable polyolefin barrier layer extrusion laminated to an ultra-violet light stabilized and thermally stabilized polyolefin nonwoven fabric, the composite of which has been incrementally stretched to induce sufficient moisture vapor transmission characteristics while maintaining adequate resistance to water penetration, and methods of making the composite. This composite may be further laminated to one or more layers of either woven or nonwoven materials offering strength and environmental resistance characteristics sufficient for various outdoor applications including covers and building construction products. Embodiments of the above mentioned components have been shown to offer improved liquid resistance, environmental stability, and abrasion resistance as compared to existing commercially available materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kappler, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd R. Carroll, John D. Langley, Barry S. Hinkle
  • Patent number: 7498274
    Abstract: A composite packing material for use with a printing blanket is provided including a substrate such as fabric, scrim, or film which is coated on at least one surface with a polymeric compound to provide the desired gauge to the printing blanket assembly. The resulting composite packing material has a thickness of about 0.010 to about 0.067 inches (0.25 mm to 1.7 mm) and is substantially volume non-compressible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Day International, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Toriran Flint, Joseph L. Byers
  • Patent number: 7452580
    Abstract: An imbedded flooring product has a skeletal frame in the form of a mesh at least partially imbedded into a vinyl sheet substrate. The mesh creates a pattern visible from above the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventors: Robert S. Weiner, John W. Waller, Willard Clifton Owens
  • Patent number: 7442658
    Abstract: An impact resistant roofing shingle which includes an asphalt coated substrate whose unexposed surface is laminated to an organic film. A process of forming that shingle includes the step of applying an organic film, by spraying a latex, by applying a rubber polymer modified asphalt, by compressing a plastic film having a higher melting or decomposition temperature than the melting point of the asphalt coating or by applying an adhesive to which a plastic film is applied to the unexposed surface of the asphalt coated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Tommy Rodrigues, Frederick W. Sieling, Awdhoot Vasant Kerkar
  • Patent number: 7393799
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite sheet material that is moisture vapor permeable and substantially liquid impermeable, the composite sheet material including as layers a lightweight, non-wet laid polyester nonwoven, a polyurethane breathable film, a polymer-coated, high tenacity polyester mesh, and a lightweight, non-wet laid, polyester nonwoven material. The material is also abrasion, tear, mildew and fire resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada, Ltd
    Inventor: John Frederick Porter
  • Patent number: 7371699
    Abstract: A net-reinforced film structure includes a film layer and a netting attached to the film layer having a pattern of netting strands. The netting strands are sealed to an opposing film structure, which may be either a similar net-reinforced film or a standard sheet of film, along a linear seal area. The netting strands in the non-sealed areas of the net-reinforced film structure are free from attachment to the opposing film structure. The netting strands along the linear seal area have a wider cross-section than the netting strands at the non-sealed areas, and this wider cross-section facilitates the sealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Bryniarski
  • Publication number: 20080045101
    Abstract: A decorative, lightweight panel structure that is adaptable for use as interior ceiling panels, interior wall panels, and exterior sheathing or siding, which exhibits excellent rigidity, and which can be made to exhibit a combination of good sound attenuation property, excellent aesthetic appearance, uniformity of aesthetic quality, outstanding weatherability, and/or low manufacturing cost, includes a non-woven fibrous batt comprised of thermoplastic fibers, a scrim layer bonded to each of two opposite sides of the non-woven fibrous batt, and a decorative film layer having a surface indicia on an exterior side and an opposite interior side bonded to one of the scrim layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Shannon D. Near, Kenneth P. Kastner
  • Patent number: 7326660
    Abstract: The present invention provides a degradable extruded netting. The netting comprises a plurality of interconnected strands with at least some of the strands comprising a degradable composition comprising a polyolefin, a metal carboxylate, and an aliphatic poly hydroxy-carboxyl acid. In at least one embodiment, at least 10% of the strands are made of the degradable composition. The present invention also relates to a method for making degradable extruded netting. The method comprises extruding strands of polymeric material to form a netting wherein at least some of the strands are formed of the degradable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Conwed Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Aster Walraevens, Gaston De Greef, Ludo Dewaelheyns, Keith E. Misukanis
  • Patent number: 7326659
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable extruded netting. The netting comprises a plurality of interconnected strands with at least some of the strands comprising a biodegradable composition comprising polylactic acid polymer and biodegradable plasticizer. In at least one embodiment, at least 10% of the strands are made of the biodegradable composition. The present invention also relates to a method for making biodegradable extruded netting. The method comprises extruding strands of polymeric material to form a netting wherein at least some of the strands are formed of the biodegradable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Conwed Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Hans O. Cederblad, Keith E. Misukanis, Christopher P. Hakanson, Andrew J. Thoen
  • Patent number: 7309665
    Abstract: A failure resistant, flame retardant vapor barrier facing for insulation is disclosed. The facing is comprised of a coating and a backing. The coating comprises a pair of coextruded composites each composite comprised of FR material, UV blocking material, pigment material and a polyolefin (e.g., LDPE). The backing is a woven substrate woven from flame retardant polyolefin (e.g., HDPE) tapes. The woven substrate is laminated to building insulation using an adhesive. The woven substrate lends strength, flexibility and form to the facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: Naseer Mohammad Qureshi, Trevor Arthurs
  • Patent number: 7259113
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a scrim comprised of a plurality of warp and weft tapes, and more specifically to a woven scrim comprised of warp tapes and weft tapes, wherein the warp tapes are positioned in first and second planes to increase the warp coverage by at least 150% such that the resulting scrim material is impervious to light and further deters bunching of the warp tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Dufresne-Nappert, Steve Valenti, Haresh Sachithanandan
  • Patent number: 7253126
    Abstract: The shelf liner is a multi-layered thermoplastic composite sheet of consistent thickness, with a non-slip bottom side and a decorative top side. A decorative top sheet is fused to a top surface of a substrate layer. The substrate layer comprises a nonwoven fabric or material that is coated on both sides, and can be fully impregnated, with a foamed plasticized polyvinyl chloride. The foamed plasticized polyvinyl chloride coating on the bottom side of the substrate layer gives the shelf liner a non-slip characteristic. An interlayer of polyvinyl chloride plastisol is disposed between the top sheet and the substrate to enhance the fused bonding of the layers. A bottom surface of the substrate layer may be fully or partly covered with a bottom coating to modify the non-slip nature of the shelf liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: William R. Browne
  • 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: 7226877
    Abstract: This invention relates to a thin reinforced nonwoven fabric comprising a liquid impervious polymeric layer, a compressed web of crimped fiber, a binder, and a reinforcing scrim. The fabric bulks when exposed to heat or flame and is useful as a component for fire blocking mattresses, upholstery, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Laurence N. Bascom, Warren F. Knoff
  • Patent number: 7169719
    Abstract: The invented product is a fleecebacked laminate that is suitable as a single-ply fleecebacked roofing membrane. The laminate consists of the following: 1) a thermoplastic reinforced planar sheet, 2) a needle punched fleece formed on both sides of the thermoplastic reinforced planar sheet, and 3) a thermoplastic polymeric layer extruded onto one side of the fleece. The fleece is formed by needle punching fibers through the reinforced planar sheet. The reinforced planar sheet serves as a common supporting base the resulting two-side fleece. The thermoplastic polymeric layer is embedded with one side of the fleece fibers. The thermoplastic polymeric layer serves as the top layer of the roofing membrane, and the second side of exposed fleece serves as a felt. The thermoplastic polymeric layer is preferably comprised of an extruded PVC substrate, compounded to have excellent weather resistance, printability and to be nonflammable. The fleece fibers are preferably composed of polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Cooley Incorporated
    Inventors: Naresh Mehta, Jeffrey Charles Flath
  • Patent number: 7148160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite sheet material that is water vapor permeable and substantially liquid water impermeable. The composite sheet material includes an outer layer, a film, and a reinforcing layer and, preferably, has an ASTM D3833 water vapor transmission rate of greater than 250 g/m2/day, and a tensile strength of at least about 100 N/5 cm when tested in accordance with ASTM D5035. The sheet material is useful as a membrane for roofing, housewrap, insulation facing and in the fabrication of protective apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frederick Porter
  • Patent number: 7132376
    Abstract: A multi-layer woven scrim, having two or more layers made of thermoplastic tapes, has its layers attached together by means of layer-connecting tapes interwoven with mutually perpendicular tapes of adjacent layers. The points of attachment may be at spaced intervals and in the machine or cross-machine directions. The scrim is flexible, dimensionally stable and has high tensile and tear strength. It can be coated and used as an industrial fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignees: Interwrap, Inc., IBCO SRL
    Inventor: Mohamed Abdel Aziz Rashed