Nonwoven Fabric With A Preformed Polymeric Film Or Sheet Patents (Class 442/394)
  • Patent number: 10431430
    Abstract: Elastomeric components, such as a shoe outsole, are treated with a plasma application to clean and activate the elastomeric component. The application of plasma is controlled to achieve a sufficient surface composition change to enhance adhesion characteristics while not adversely physically deforming the elastomeric component. The plasma treatment is applied to increase carbonyl functional group concentrations within an altered region of the elastomeric component to within at least a range of 2%-15% of carbon atomic percentage composition. The cleaning and activation is controlled, in part, by ensuring a defined height offset range is maintained between the elastomeric component and the plasma source by a generated tool path. The elastomeric component may then be adhered, with an adhesive, to another component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chuan Lin, Chun-Wei Huang, Pu-Yuan Chang, Su-Wen Kao, Guo-Chang Wang
  • Patent number: 10350870
    Abstract: A lamination system includes a film supply, a non-woven material supply, and a laminator. The laminator causes a film from the film supply to be laminated to a sheet from the non-woven material supply to establish a laminated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Middlesworth
  • Patent number: 10220353
    Abstract: A media comprising a hydrophobic media layer and a hydrophilic matrix applied to one face of the hydrophobic media layer is provided. The media may be incorporated into a filter cartridge for an air filtration system for a gas turbine engine. The media may have the capability to wick droplets of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Warren Taylor
  • Patent number: 10202498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastic composite component (CC) which has a first plastic component (C1) and a second plastic component (C2) and comprises a polyethyleneimine (PEI) for improving the adhesion between C1 and C2. The present invention further relates to a process for producing this plastic composite component (CC), to a process for improving the adhesion between a first plastic component (C1) and a second plastic component (C2) in a plastic composite component (CC) and to the use of polyethyleneimine for improving the adhesion between a first plastic component (C1) and a second plastic component (C2) in a plastic composite component (CC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gijsbrecht Habraken, Manoranjan Prusty, Andreas Radtke, Gaurav Ramanlal Kasaliwal
  • Patent number: 10189790
    Abstract: An imidazoline compound, a mobility control system, a plugging agent for gas channeling, and a method for carbon dioxide flooding. The structure of the imidazoline compound is represented by formula (1), in which R is pentadecyl, heptadecenyl, or heptadecyl. A mobility control system that contains the imidazoline compound can interact with carbon dioxide to form a plugging agent for gas channeling, and thereby attains a plugging effect for carbon dioxide channeling in a carbon dioxide flooding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China University of Petroleum(East China)
    Inventors: Qing You, Caili Dai, Yan Zhang, Yifei Liu, Jichao Fang, Huan Wang
  • Patent number: 9561299
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate that has at least one cover layer and an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces. The stretch laminate has at least one anchoring zone and at least one stretch zone and the skin that is located in the anchoring zone has a plurality of activation stripes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke
  • Patent number: 9385423
    Abstract: A protective ballistic radome for a satellite antenna which can turn about an axis of rotation, has: a circular support in the form of a ring, having an axis of revolution RR'to coincide with the axis of rotation, with the circular support having a lower base and an upper part in planes respectively parallel and perpendicular to the axis RR', an annular groove, having an axis of revolution that coincides with the axis RR', opening onto the upper part of the circular support, a set of n contiguous walls having upper ends and lower ends in planes that are respectively parallel and perpendicular to the axis RR?, the walls having their lower ends inserted into the annular groove of the circular support in order to form a ballistic wall in the form of a tube of circular section, having the same axis of revolution RR', about said satellite antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Pierre-Henry Boutigny, Olivier Guingand, Laurent Beguet
  • Patent number: 9108355
    Abstract: An emboss roller is provided that can give projecting-and-recess embosses to a surface sheet while uniform fiber density is realized through in an emboss roller which has a first emboss roll and a second roll formed as a set and gives projecting-and-recessed embosses by passing a surface sheet between these emboss rolls, and on the surface of the first emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from a reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and a recess portion recessed from the reference surface are provided, and the smooth reference surface is present in the periphery of the projecting portion and the recess portion, and on the surface of the second emboss roll, a projecting portion projecting outward from the reference surface with the reference surface as a boundary and meshed with the recess portion of the first emboss roll and a recess position recessed from the reference surface and meshed with the projecting portion of the first emboss roll are provided, and the smooth ref
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Yukio Kume, Takako Fujii, Yunfu Li
  • Patent number: 9051014
    Abstract: A thermal insulated composite wall panel for use in insulated trailers, containers and insulated compartments, including a first liner panel, a second liner panel having a layer of fibers and at least one structural polymer resin layer disposed coplanar to and bonded with the layer of fibers, thereby forming a laminate liner panel, and an insulated core layer disposed intermediate to and bonded with the first and the second liner panels. The layer of fibers is adjacent the insulated core layer and is lofted prior to being bonded to the insulated core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Cory R. Lookebill, Richard B. Mullininx
  • Publication number: 20150144257
    Abstract: A marking tape for application on pavement which comprises a core layer and an adhesive layer outside the core layer. The core layer is formed of a combination of a conforming layer of a thermoplastic material, a marking layer of a cross-linked material, and a fibrous layer. The conforming layer and the marking layer are contiguous and/or directly interconnected with each other. The marking tape is preferably relatively light weight and relatively inexpensive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Le Normand, Volker Boehme, Michael R. Jost, Dirk Kolowrot, Sabine Henning
  • Patent number: 9029277
    Abstract: A breathable laminate has a liquid-resistant backing film layer having varied vapor permeability that includes breathable thinned localized regions and thicker non-breathable regions, wherein the film layer is co-extensively directly joined with a liquid- and vapor-permeable nonwoven fabric. The breathable laminate can have unidirectional air permeability. The present invention also relates to disposable apparel and absorbent products which incorporate the breathable laminate, and methods of making the breathable laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Mou Chung Ngai
  • Publication number: 20150125499
    Abstract: A liquid-retaining sheet contains a liquid-retaining layer that is able to absorb a liquid component, and the liquid-retaining layer is formed from a nonwoven structural member containing a transparent fiber. In the liquid-retaining sheet, the transparency shown below is adjusted to not more than 0.27. Transparency=Whiteness (%) of a sheet impregnated with 700% by mass of water relative to the sheet mass/Basis weight (g/m2) The transparent fiber may contain a cellulose-series fiber substantially free from a carboxyl group (in particular, a regenerated cellulose fiber such as a solvent-spinning cellulose-series fiber). The proportion of the solvent-spinning cellulose-series fiber may be not less than 30% by mass in the transparent fiber. The liquid-retaining sheet may be a skin care sheet (in particular, a facial mask) that is impregnated with a liquid component containing a cosmetic preparation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Kuraray Kuraflex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Ochiai, Kazuhisa Nakayama, Sumito Kiyooka, Nobuo Araya, Naoaki Moritani
  • Publication number: 20150093954
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are composites as well as methods of making these composites. The composite may, for example, be used as light-weight, high-strength structural members and wall panels. In some embodiments, the composites can be prepared from a light-weight assembly using simple procedures. Also disclosed herein are assemblies for preparing the composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 8993099
    Abstract: A stretch laminate having a first nonwoven material, a second nonwoven material, an elastic film. The elastic film may be interposed between said first and second nonwoven material. The elastic film has a first longitudinal side edge and a second longitudinal side edge. The stretch laminate further has a first plane of adhesive having differing amounts of adhesive as measured laterally within the stretch laminate. The differing amounts of adhesive being controllable. The first plane of adhesive being interposed between the first nonwoven material and the elastic film. The stretch laminate further has a second plane of adhesive having differing amounts of adhesive as measured laterally within the stretch laminate. The differing amounts of adhesive being controllable. The second plane of adhesive being interposed between the second nonwoven material and the elastic film. Each of the above elements are substantially laminated together to form a laminate. The laminate is activated to form the stretch laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Lawrence Lightcap, Joseph Hung Lam, Clarissa Maldonado, Kevin Lee Martin
  • Publication number: 20150070842
    Abstract: Provided is a waterproof sound-permitting sheet, including: a porous nanoweb that has a plurality of pores and that is formed by electrospinning a polymer material to which a black or a different color pigment is added, thereby shortening a manufacturing process and improving waterproofing performance and sound-permitting performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Seung Hoon LEE, Jun Sik HWANG, Yong Sik JUNG
  • Patent number: 8975197
    Abstract: A flexible non-porous laminate film structure is provided comprising a textile substrate having a fluorinated film laminated thereto, which is laminated at a temperature lower than the softening point of the predominant polymeric component of the fluoropolymer fiber. The resulting product is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Stern & Stern Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter B. Thornton, Arthur Russell Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150064395
    Abstract: A fiber mat comprising a first fiber layer, the first fiber layer formed by combining 45-55% by weight of synthetic polymer fibers; 35-45% by weight of natural fibers; and 5-15% by weight of carbon fibers, as well as a formed article comprising a molded substrate formed from a fiber mat, the fiber mat comprising a first fiber layer formed by combining 45-55% by weight of synthetic polymer fibers; 35-45% by weight of natural fibers; and 5-15% by weight of carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Marc A. HAYES
  • Patent number: 8946101
    Abstract: High barrier multilayer films are disclosed that incorporate a selectively permeable outer layer and a moisture barrier nanocomposite membrane. More particularly, insulation facing materials and insulation articles can incorporate an insulation facing material having a variable vapor barrier. The facing materials can include a moisture barrier membrane that incorporates a nanoclay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Moulton, Simon J. Porter, Yuan-Ping R. Ting
  • Patent number: 8946099
    Abstract: The transponder with an electronic unit comprising an antenna coil (4) connected to a chip module (5) embedded in a multi-layer laminate support (1) comprises at least one flexible thermoplastic layer (2) disposed on both sides of the electronic unit wherein the multi-layer laminate support further comprises a non-woven foil (3) with a grammage of less than 25 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: HID Global GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Michalk
  • Publication number: 20150030828
    Abstract: Provided is matte film including: a film layer that is formed in a nano-web shape by electrospinning a polymer material; an ink layer that is coated on one surface of the film layer: and an adhesive layer that is laminated on the other surface of the film layer through electrospinning. Since the film layer is formed in a nano-web shape so that fiber strands are accumulated, the matte film can be thinly produced and have a non-glossy function of performing scattered reflection of light and a fingerprint-preventive function of making fingerprints imprinted. Further. the surface strength of the matte film can be reinforced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Lee, Yong Sik Jung, Yun Mi So, In Yong Seo
  • Publication number: 20150024648
    Abstract: Disclosed are curable polymer compositions, elastomers thereof and release layers useful in the art of printing made of the disclosed elastomers. Disclosed are also intermediate transfer members having a release layer useful in the art of printing. Disclosed are anisotropic intermediate transfer members. Disclosed are curable adhesive compositions, that in some embodiments are useful in preparing intermediate transfer members useful in printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Landa Corporation Ltd.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Meir Soria
  • Publication number: 20150018686
    Abstract: A tape for securing an ultrasound probe to the skin may include a sonolucent silicone gel for transmitting ultrasound from an ultrasound transducer to the body. A method of manufacturing an adhesive silicone product may include a step of treating the adhesive composition or components of the composition to remove air or prevent the formation of air bubbles, in order to provide a sonolucent adhesive product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Nicolay Berard-Andersen, Gjermund Fjeld Olsen
  • Publication number: 20150017868
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive composed of an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer, a tackifying resin, and a liquid plasticizer. The preferred ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer has a vinyl acetate content between 8 and 28 percent by weight, and the preferred hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer is a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene having about 30% styrene content and essentially no diblock. The hot melt gives excellent peel strength when used as a construction adhesive for disposable nonwoven articles. It can also be formulated to exhibit very low bleed through and blocking characteristics when used on low basis weight nonwoven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Bostik, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stafeil, Kathleen M. Farris
  • Publication number: 20150004866
    Abstract: Durable hydrophilic compositions comprising aliphatic polyester, an anionic surfactant, and in some embodiments, a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
  • Publication number: 20140335307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a interior component (10) for a motor vehicle, which interior component has a top layer (1) composed of liquid-jet-hardened natural fibre nonwoven material or a top layer (1) composed of a liquid-jet-hardened mixture of different natural fibre nonwoven materials. The invention also relates to a motor vehicle having at least one such interior component, and to the use of a liquid-jet-hardened natural fibre nonwoven material or a mixture of natural fibre nonwoven materials as a top layer (1) in an interior component (10), in particular a cockpit component, of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ullrich Münstermann, Johann Gasslhuber, Peter Strasser
  • Patent number: 8883295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biodegradable film for advertisement. In the present invention, films, to which the biodegradable polymer is applied as a cover layer having excellent printability with respect to various solvent inks or bio inks, are used as materials for indoor or outdoor advertisement, such as banners and flexes. Therefore, the present invention can provide environment-friendly biodegradable materials for advertisement, which do not discharge harmful substances during incineration, and can be easily decomposed on landfill treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Kee Lee, Seong Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20140323005
    Abstract: Described is a fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer includes a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a siloxyfluorocarbon (SFC) networked polymer and a fluorinated polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Edward G. Zwartz, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 8784988
    Abstract: The instant invention generally provides polymer inorganic-particulate composite fiber comprising a molecularly self-assembling material and an inorganic-particulate, and a process of making and an article comprising the polymer inorganic-particulate composite fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo C. Lopez, Scott T. Matteucci
  • Patent number: 8784996
    Abstract: Multimodal polyethylene compositions are provided. Extrusion compositions including the multimodal polyethylene are provided. The extrusion composition further include a high pressure low density polyethylene and optionally other additives and/or polyethylenes. Extruded articles made from the polyethylene extrusion compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Oswald, Wayde V. Konze, Mehmet Demirors
  • Publication number: 20140154944
    Abstract: Adhesive tape having at least two layers A and B laminated directly on one another, with at least one or both layers A or B being an adhesive, and the interfaces of the layers A and B laminated on one another being subjected to a physical method, the physical method being selected from the group consisting of corona discharge, dielectric barrier discharge, flame pretreatment and plasma treatment, before the layers are laminated to one another, with the two methods differing from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TESA SE
    Inventors: Arne Koops, Hermann Neuhaus-Steinmetz, Uwe Schümann, Thomas Schubert, Olga Kirpicenok, Kirstin Weiland, Dennis Perlbach, Sarah Reich
  • Patent number: 8741083
    Abstract: A method for producing an elastically stretchable laminate having at least three layers, the method including the steps of: a) producing a first laminate having a first non-elastic fibrous nonwoven web and an elastic film; b) activating the first laminate by incremental stretching in at least one activation direction to render the first laminate elastically stretchable; c) stretching the activated first laminate to 10-200% in the activation direction; and d) laminating the stretched first laminate to a second non-elastic nonwoven web. An elastically stretchable laminate produced in accordance with the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Margareta Wennerbäck, Jan Wästlund-Karlsson, Elisabeth Lakso
  • Publication number: 20140134910
    Abstract: A stretch laminate comprising an elastomeric film layer and a nonwoven web layer is disclosed. An adhesive is disposed between the elastic film layer and the nonwoven web layer. The elastomeric film layer may include a plasticizer and greater than 7 percent by weight of a tackifier. The elastomeric film formulation provides reduced loss of adhesion strength with the adhesive over time, providing for improvement in mechanical performance of the stretch laminate over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Todd Leon Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20140127961
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a two-dimensional composite component (150) having a porous basic component (152) and an injection moulded component (154) rigidly joined to the basic component (152), said method comprising the following steps: introduction of the mat-like or panel-like basic component (152), comprising two mutually spaced-apart base sides (152b1, 152b2) and a circumferential narrow side (152s) joining the base sides (152b1, 152b2), into a basic component cavity (114) of a moulding tool (112), which further comprises an injection moulding cavity (116), closure of the moulding tool (112), so that at least a portion (152s) of the basic component (152) forms a portion of a wall of the injection moulding cavity (116), and injection of injection moulding material (156) into the injection moulding cavity (116), and formation thereby of the injection moulding component (154) and joining of the injection moulding component (154) to the basic component (152), wherein upon closur
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Roechling Automotive SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dennis SCHROTH
  • Patent number: 8679992
    Abstract: An elastic composite formed from a laminate that contains an elastic film and a lightweight nonwoven facing having a low strength in the cross-machine direction (“CD”) is provided. Due to the low strength of the facing, it is desirable that the elastic film have a sufficient thickness and weight to enhance the strength of the resulting composite. Unfortunately, the ability to join an elastic film to such a lightweight nonwoven facing becomes increasingly difficult as the thickness of the film increases. In this regard, the present inventors have discovered that a second laminate may be employed in the elastic composite that is formed from a thermoplastic film and nonwoven facing to impart increased strength to the composite. The film and facing of the second laminate may be formed from the same or different materials than the film and facing of the first laminate. Regardless, the laminates are positioned so that the elastic and thermoplastic films are in a face-to-face relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Austin, Oomman P. Thomas, Stephen C. Meyer, Howard M. Welch, Jose A. Siqueira
  • Publication number: 20140072751
    Abstract: Waterproof membranes have a single-ply polymer coated substrate and at least one adhesive layer for architectural and structural waterproofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Seaman Corporation
    Inventor: Frank E. BRADENBURG
  • Publication number: 20140062126
    Abstract: A composite sheet material and method for forming the same is provided that includes a substrate, a matrix, and a cover sheet. The substrate has a first face surface, a second face surface, and a plurality of edges, and includes a thermoplastic material. The matrix is attached to the substrate. The matrix includes a support component having a first melting point, and a thermoplastic component having a second melting point. The second melting point is less than the first melting point. The cover sheet imparts one or more surface characteristics to the composite sheet material during thermo-pressure formation of the composite sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Weinberg, James Yuan, Robert Markowski
  • Patent number: 8664128
    Abstract: An elastic laminate for use as a tear resistant diaper side panel. The elastic laminate comprises an elastic substrate bonded to at least one layer of a tensioned spunbond nonwoven web comprising thermoplastic filaments comprising at least about 10% by weight polyethylene. The laminate is then incrementally stretched in the transverse direction to provide a service stretch greater than 100% and a strength ratio greater than 0.35. In one embodiment, the elastic substrate is bonded between the tensioned nonwoven webs by point bonding or hot melt adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Advantage Creation Enterprise LLC
    Inventor: James W. Cree
  • Publication number: 20140023820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material based on a natural-fiber-reinforced plastic, which comprises at least one layer of a spunlace non-woven fabric made of natural fibers as the reinforcing material. The composite material can be used in particular to produce sporting equipment, such as skateboards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Sebastian Muhlbauer, Volker Von Drach
  • Publication number: 20140018758
    Abstract: A stretchable laminate for an absorbent article comprises a nonwoven substrate comprising a layer of spunbond fibers. A plurality of the spunbond fibers are formed from a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer and an inorganic filler. The inorganic filler is present in the nonwoven substrate at a level of between about 1% and about 20% by weight of the nonwoven substrate. The stretchable laminate comprises an elastomeric material joined to a side of the nonwoven substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Lalith JAYASINGHE, Audra MATHEWS, Jeanphilippe AUTRAN, Antonius Lambertus De BEER, Brian UDENGAARD
  • Publication number: 20130330993
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a composite material from a particulate binder material having an average particle size (D9 0) of from 15 to 850 pm and a fibrous material having a density of from 150 to 550 kg/m3, comprising the steps of: a) blending the particulate binder material and the fibrous material, preferably in a weight ratio of 60:40 to 10:90, and b) subjecting the blended material obtained in a) to a curing step under increased temperature and pressure to obtain a composite material. The invention further relates to the composite material thus obtained, and to its use as building materials or as panelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Dwarshuis, Ronald Edward Van Riemsdijk
  • Patent number: 8603281
    Abstract: An elastic composite formed from a lightweight nonwoven facing that has a low degree of strength in the cross-machine direction (“CD”) is provided. Through selective control over certain parameters of the materials employed in the composite and the formation process, the present inventors have discovered that such low strength and lightweight facings may be readily laminated to an elastic film without significantly damaging their integrity. For example, in one embodiment, the elastic film may possess a multi-layered construction that includes an elastomeric elastic layer positioned adjacent to a strength-enhancing thermoplastic layer. The polymer content and thickness of the thermoplastic layer are generally selected to impart additional strength and integrity to the film. Likewise, the polymer content of the elastic layer may also be selected so that the film possesses a sufficient tack for adhering to the facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard M. Welch, James Austin, Lisa Sanabria, Jose A. Siqueira, Wing-Chak Ng, Bryan D. Haynes, Oomman P. Thomas, Iris V. Schumacher, Christopher Laslie, Stephen C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8598052
    Abstract: A highly air-permeable and water-resistance sheet according to the present invention includes a hydrophobic non-woven fabric layer having 100 mm H2O or more of water pressure resistance and a fine cellulose fiber layer layered on the hydrophobic non-woven fabric layer, and a water repellent layer is layered on either surface of the highly air-permeable and water-resistance sheet. A highly air-permeable and water-resistance sheet composite according to the present invention includes the highly air-permeable and water resistance sheet and another non-woven fabric layered onto the water-repellant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Akira Kawase
  • Publication number: 20130316103
    Abstract: An improved process for forming a PTFE mat is described. The process includes providing a dispersion with PTFE, a fiberizing polymer and a solvent wherein said dispersion has a viscosity of at least 50,000 cP. An apparatus is provided which comprises a charge source and a target a distance from the charge source. A voltage source is provided which creates a first charge at the charge source and an opposing charge at the target. The dispersion is electrostatically charged by contact with the charge source. The electrostatically charged dispersion is collected on the target to form a mat precursor which is heated to remove the solvent and the fiberizing polymer thereby forming the PTFE mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce L. Anneaux, Robert L. Ballard, David P. Garner
  • Publication number: 20130302583
    Abstract: Polyolefin dispersions, froths, and foams and articles manufactured therefrom are disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for generating a thermoplastic foam from an aqueous dispersion. The aqueous dispersion may include a thermoplastic resin, water, and a stabilizing agent. The method may include adding at least one frothing surfactant to the aqueous dispersion to form a mixture, adding a flame retardant and/or a phase change material, frothing the mixture to create a froth, and removing at least a portion of the water to produce the foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce A. Menning
  • Publication number: 20130276772
    Abstract: A multi-layered sheet includes a layer of a moisture-permeable base material and a layer of a moisture-permeable resin formed on a surface of the layer of the moisture-permeable base material, wherein the moisture-permeable resin may also be found inside the layer of the moisture-permeable base material and the moisture-permeable resin includes a resin that adheres to the moisture-permeable base material and a water-insoluble powdery or granular material that generates heat by moisture absorption and that is a hydrolysate of a substance derived from a plant and/or hydrolysate of a substance derived from an animal, wherein in the total amount of the moisture-permeable resin, the amount of the resin that adheres to the moisture-permeable base material is 20 to 80 mass % and the amount of the water-insoluble powdery or granular material that generates heat by moisture absorption is 80 to 20 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: OHSHIN MLP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keizo Ota
  • Patent number: 8551896
    Abstract: A multilayer laminate material that resists the growth of a hole, tear, or aperture, and includes an extensible nonwoven layer joined to an elastomeric film layer in a face-to-face relationship. The elastomeric film layer includes an SEEPS elastomeric block copolymer that has a Tm of between 10° C. and 20° C. The laminate exhibits a laminate integrity time of greater than 2 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Todd Leon Mansfield
  • Publication number: 20130253463
    Abstract: A stretch laminate includes a first layer including an elastomer film, the first layer having a surface, and a second layer including a nonwoven material, the second layer having a surface that is attached to the surface of the first layer. The tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the stretch laminate is within about 2.5 N/cm of the tensile behavior in the transverse direction of the film at an engineering strain of about 1.5, and exists independent of mechanical activation. A method of making the stretch laminate and an absorbent article having at least one region defined by the stretch laminate are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Todd Leon MANSFIELD
  • Patent number: 8541642
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for modifying the physical characteristics of a web which involves passing the web between at least one pair of interengaged rolls to incrementally stretch the web, and then withdrawing the incrementally stretched web from between the rolls under tension. A web modified according to the disclosed method has desirable breathability and liquid impermeability, as well as extensibility and a soft, cloth-like textured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Barry Jay Anderson, Todd Leon Mansfield, George Christopher Dobrin, Suna Polat
  • Patent number: 8536077
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a flooring underlayment membrane, and associated methods of manufacturing and installing such a membrane, comprising upper and lower nonwoven fiber layers. In one embodiment, the flooring underlayment membrane constructed as disclosed herein may comprise a first nonwoven fiber material, and a second nonwoven fiber material and at least one layer of extrudable thermoplastic resin disposed between and bonding the first and second nonwoven fiber materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel LaVietes, David Gladden, Song-Ping Dai
  • Publication number: 20130237939
    Abstract: Novel solid benzoate ester compositions are mixtures comprising the trans- and cis-structural isomers of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol dibenzoate wherein the trans isomer constitutes from 1 to 66 or from 72 to 99 weight percent of the mixture. The properties imparted to a variety of polymer compositions, including hot melt adhesives, cannot be achieved using the commercially available mixture of these isomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Eastman Specialties Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Arendt, Makarand V. Joshi, Yvonne Aileen Berry-Walker, Paul Steven Lakomiak, Mirnahini Jeganathan