Coating Or Impregnation Improves Soil Repellency, Soil Release, Or Anti- Soil Redeposition Qualities Of Fabric Patents (Class 442/93)
  • Patent number: 10369773
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dry, self-supporting fibrous material, the fibers of which have been treated with a binder composition. The fibrous material can be slit into tapes or tows that are suitable for use in an Automated Tape Laying (ATL) or Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) process. This fibrous material is suitable for forming preforms which are configured to receive a matrix resin by resin infusion in the manufacturing of structural composite parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Dominique Ponsolle, Carmelo Luca Restuccia, William Jacobs, Robert Blackburn, Carmelo LoFaro, Richard Price, Marc Doyle, Mitchell Smith, Abdel Abusafieh
  • Patent number: 10190012
    Abstract: Aqueous inkjet ink formulations comprising a solvent including water and a co-solvent, a water soluble or water dispersible polymeric resin and a colorant, and a method for facilitating the use of such an aqueous inkjet ink in an indirect printing system in which the ink is jetted onto a hydrophobic release layer of an intermediate transfer member before having the solvent removed therefrom and being transferred to a substrate, wherein prior to the jetting of the ink the release layer is brought into contact with an aqueous solution of a positively charged polymeric chemical agent. Other aspects are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LANDA CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Gregory Nakhmanovich, Galia Golodetz, Sagi Abramovich, Yehoshua Sheinman
  • Patent number: 9040435
    Abstract: Provided are superhydrophobic coatings, devices and articles including superhydrophobic coatings, and methods for preparing the superhydrophobic coatings. The exemplary superhydrophobic device can include a substrate component and one or more superhydrophobic coatings disposed over the substrate component, wherein at least one of the one or more superhydrophobic coatings has a water contact angle of at least about 150° and a contact angle hysteresis of less than about 1°. The one or more superhydrophobic coatings can include an ultra high water content acid catalyzed polysilicate gel, the polysilicate gel including a three dimensional network of silica particles having surface functional groups derivatized with a silylating agent and a plurality of pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: David J. Kissel, Charles Jeffrey Brinker
  • Publication number: 20150004351
    Abstract: Included are compositions for fibers which include a clay nanoparticle and a wax. The composition provides the fibers with oil and water repellency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A R.L.
    Inventors: Isaac K. Iverson, James E. Copenhafer, Charles N. Kelcey, Michelle A. IVY
  • 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: 8877289
    Abstract: A method for anti-stain treatment of fabric is disclosed. The method for anti-stain treatment of fabric includes: immersing fabric in an aqueous solution containing a telomerized perfluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and a crosslinking agent, such as an isocyanate crosslinking agent; dehydrating the immersed fabric; drying the dehydrated fabric; heat treating the dried fabric; and coating the heat-treated fabric with a flame retardant, such as an acrylic flame retardant, to provide flame retardancy. The method provides a car seat fabric having superior stain resistance, water repellency and oil repellency without degradation of other properties required for the car seat fabric, such as flame retardancy, lightfastness, frictional coloration, or the like. The method is widely applicable to commercially applicable car seat fabrics, including flat woven, flat tricot, double raschel, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kolonglotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mi Jung Yun, Jeong Seok Oh, Gun Kang, Kie Youn Jeong, Shin Hyouk Kang, Yeun Bong Park, Hyung Kook Kim, Yun Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 8629070
    Abstract: Textile fabrics having a self cleaning and water repellent surface, constructed from A) at least one synthetic and/or natural textile base material and B) an artificial, at least partly hydrophobic surface having elevations and depressions comprising particles securely bonded to said base material A without adhesives, resins or coatings, obtained by treating said base material A with at least one solvent containing said particles in undissolved form and removing said solvent to leave at least a portion of said particles securely bonded to the surface of said base material A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Oles, Edwin Nun
  • Publication number: 20130240763
    Abstract: Shields that attenuate ionizing radiation (e.g., x-rays, gamma rays, etc.) include outer layers that minimize soiling. Removable shells that minimize soiling of shields for attenuating ionizing radiation are also disclosed. The soil-minimizing outer layers and shells may be formed from materials that resist soiling, that counteract soiling, or from which soiling may be readily removed. Methods for minimizing soiling of radio-opaque shields are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: BloXr Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok C. Khandkar, Prataprai Chowdhary, Christin Choma
  • Publication number: 20130198968
    Abstract: Functional additives for cleansing compositions exhibiting enhanced anti soil-re-deposition and/or dye transfer inhibitory properties comprising polymers in the form of homopolymers, copolymers or terpolymers synthesized from at least one hydrophobic monomer. Examples of hydrophobic monomers include N-vinyl caprolactam, vinyl acetate, vinyl esters, acrylated glycols, methacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylmethacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl aery late, C1 to C12 alkyl methacrylate, 4-butyl phenyl maleimide, octyl acrylamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Karyn B. Visscher, Surya Kamin, Purvita Shah, Osama M. Musa, Tony Gough, Jayanti V. Patel, Sarah Orton
  • Publication number: 20130101783
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one of a surfactant, at least one of a nonfluorinated soil resist agent, at least one of a repellent agent, and at least one stain resist agent; a method of imparting surface effects to substrates contacted therewith; and the resulting treated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130102215
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one of a surfactant, and at least one of a nonfluorinated soil resist agent, and at least one of a repellent agent; a method of imparting surface effects to substrates contacted therewith; and the resulting treated substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130101782
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one of a surfactant, and at least one of a nonfluorinated soil resist agent, and at least one of a stain resist agent, said composition further optionally comprising an inorganic oxide; a method of imparting surface effects to substrates contacted therewith; and the resulting treated substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130102214
    Abstract: A composition comprising at least one of a surfactant, and at least one of a nonfluorinated soil resist agent, said composition further optionally comprising an inorganic oxide, functional additive, or water, and a method of imparting soil resistance to substrates by contacting said substrates with said composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: EI DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130035012
    Abstract: Provided are a textile fabric sheet having stain and liquid resistance including a fabric sheet, a polyurethane coating layer formed on the fabric sheet and a stain-resistant coating layer formed on the polyurethane coating layer and a method of preparing the same. Thus, a texture characteristic of the fabric substrate itself can be exhibited, and due to the polyurethane coating layer and the stain-resistant coating layer stacked in two steps, excellent water resistance, stain resistance and air permeability can be exhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Soon Kie JUNG
  • Patent number: 8357621
    Abstract: A method of imparting soil resistance to a substrate comprising applying to the substrate a composition comprising a) a polyfluoro organic compound having at least one urethane or urea, b) 1,3-propanediol, and c) a surfactant, the soil resist composition having freeze thaw stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Joyce Monson Materniak, Edward Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 8349748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fabric having soil resistance and no oil stains after wiping and a manufacturing method thereof. The fabric of the present invention comprises an underlayer and a soil-resistant protection film, which can effectively prevent oil corrosion, penetration, and permeation of the surface of the fabric, thus resulting in no oil stains after wiping. The manufacturing method of the present invention comprises the steps of dyeing, setting, performing an underlayer surface treatment to form an underlayer on a surface of the fabric, and performing a soil resistance processing treatment to form a soil-resistant protection film on the surface of the underlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Chin Chen, Hsing-Nan Chung, Meng-Hsun Liu, Yao-Tsung Chen, Hsin-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8324314
    Abstract: A composition for imparting surface properties to substrates comprising a polymer of at least one polyurethane having at least one urea linkage prepared by: (i) reacting (a) at least one diisocyanate, polyisocyanate, or mixture thereof, having isocyanate groups, and (b) at least one fluorinated compound selected from the formula (I): Rf1-L-X??(I) wherein Rf1 is a monovalent, partially or fully fluorinated, linear or branched, alkyl radical having 2 to 100 carbon atoms; optionally interrupted by 1 to 50 oxygen atoms; wherein the ratio of carbon atoms to oxygen atoms is at least 2:1 and no oxygen atoms are bonded to each other; L is a bond or a linear or branched divalent linking group having 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, said linking group optionally interrupted by 1 to about 4 hetero-radicals selected from the group consisting of —O—, —NR1—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, and —N(R1)C(O)— wherein R1 is H or C1 to C6 alkyl, and said linking group optionally substituted with CH2Cl; X is an isocyanate-reactive group selec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gerald Oronde Brown, Michael Henry Ober
  • Patent number: 8283267
    Abstract: A fabric for bedding which includes a woven fabric having warp yarns and filling yarns woven to provide a smooth fabric surface. One of the warp or filling yarns being at least 40% by weight of the fabric of continuous filament nylon, and the other of the warp or filling yarns being from about 0% to 60% by weight of the fabric of continuous filament polyester or nylon having non-round filament cross sections. An antimicrobial substance is topically applied or inherently available in the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Allen Leonard, Neil Blanton, Terry Montgomery, Dino Montagner, Jones McCall
  • Patent number: 8258067
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric treated to provide pleat retention, static control, stain-resistance, and antimicrobial efficacy for a window shade application. The stain-resistant finish does not significantly interfere with the subsequent printing, as well as the pleating and gluing of the nonwoven fabric into a window shade. A test method to determine the degree of stain resistance to common household products is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Fabrics Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Flippin, Samuel Mark Gillette
  • Publication number: 20120088420
    Abstract: A soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided. In particular, a laminate composition comprising a multilayer composition of a clean surface and a dried layer of a soil resistant agent are disclosed. Soil resistant agents according to the invention include copolymers of a maleic/olefin, an olefin/acrylate and combinations thereof and are suitable for delivery with a water or other organic solvent carrier. A kit and methods for treating a clean surface using a soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson, Keith E. Olson, Steven E. Lentsch, Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Andrew Wold
  • Publication number: 20120015576
    Abstract: The invention relates to a planar or shaped textile material comprising or constituted of fibers, at least part of the fibers being coated with a hydrolytically condensed inorganic/organic hybrid material having single-walled or multi-walled carbon nanotubes which are embedded therein, optionally covalently bound thereto. The carbon nanotubes are preferably functionalized, especially with carboxylic acid groups or sulfanilic acid groups. The textile material is suitable for producing protective clothing, barrier materials or the like. The invention further relates to the use of the above-defined hybrid material as a coating material which imparts stain-resistance and/or antimicrobial properties to the coated substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sabine Amberg-Schwab, Annett Halbhuber, Detlev Uhl, Karl-Heinz Haas
  • Publication number: 20120015574
    Abstract: A method for production of a reactive polyurethane emulsion for use in impregnating and coating a textile fabric includes reacting polyols alone or in combination with at least one of diols and triols with a substoichiometric amount of diisocyanates so as to form medium-viscosity, OH-terminated prepolymers. The prepolymers are mixed with an external emulsifier. At least one of a diisocyanate, a triisocyanate and a polyisocyanate are added so as to bring about a crosslinking of the prepolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Birgit Severich, Thomas Schauber, Horst Muehlfeld, Robert Groten, Bjoern Hellbach, Ansgar Komp, Christian Waschinski
  • Patent number: 8071489
    Abstract: A method of imparting oil repellency to flexible, fibrous, nonwoven substrates comprising contacting the substrate with an amphoteric fluorochemical copolymer composition prepared from polymerization of monomers in the following percentages by weight: (a) from about 60% to about 90% of a fluorinated (meth)acrylate monomer of Formula 1 which is Rf-Q-CO—CR?CH2, (b) from about 10% to about 25% of an amine substituted (meth)acrylate or (meth)acylamide monomer of Formula 2 which is CH2?C(R)COZ(CH2)q(CHR)rNR2R3, and (c) from about 1% to about 15% of a substituted (meth)acrylic acid monomer of Formula 3 which is CH2=CR(R5)e—COOH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Hsu-Nan Huang, Martial Jean-Jacques Pabon, Romain Severac, Lamia Heuze
  • Publication number: 20110240064
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a materials such as a coating, such as an architectural coating or a CARC coating, comprising a lipolytic enzyme or organophosphorous compound degrading enzyme. Also disclosed herein are methods of decontaminating a surface comprising such a material from a chemical substrate of an enzyme such as a lipid or an organophosphorus compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: REACTIVE SURFACES, LTD.
    Inventors: Melinda Wales, C. Steven McDaniel
  • Patent number: 7928282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a substrate treated with an linked enzyme. It has been discovered that a substrate treated with a linked enzyme can be effective in improving the ability of the substrate to absorb viscoelastic materials, such as menses, by cleaving a protein structure present in some viscoelastic materials. In addition, the linked enzyme is less likely to migrate from the treated material onto the user, as compare to an enzyme being placed directly on the substrate, thereby reducing the risk of sensitization to the user of the absorbent product. Also provided by the present invention are absorbent articles which contain at least one surface or layer containing the linked enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Karyn Clare Dibb, David Charles Potts, Jack Nelson Lindon, Alice Y. Romans-Hess
  • Patent number: 7914890
    Abstract: A polyamide substrate having deposited thereon a copolymer effective to impart resistance to staining by turmeric wherein said copolymer comprises polymer units derived from (a) at least one cyclic olefin having from 5 to 12 carbon atoms, and (b) maleic anhydride wherein the molar ratio of total cyclic olefin to maleic anhydride is between about 0.5 and 1.3, and a method for using the copolymer to impart stain resistance to a polyamide substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Stephen Ernest Jacobson
  • Publication number: 20110053446
    Abstract: A stain repellent composition comprising a cellulose based compound which has been modified hydrophobically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Ramanathan S. LALGUDI, Rob J. Cain
  • Patent number: 7879744
    Abstract: A decolorizing composition that can discharge the color of blood, menses, or other stains is provided. More specifically, a peroxide, cell lysing agent, chelating agent, antioxidant, and other optional ingredients are selectively employed to achieve an aqueous composition that exhibits good shelf stability and stain removal properties. The composition, for example, may maintain about 70% or more, in some embodiments about 80% or more, and in some embodiments, about 90% or more of its initial hydrogen peroxide (H202) content subsequent to being aged at ambient temperature (˜25° C.) for 2 weeks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Seidling, Scott W. Wenzel, Molly K. Smith, Michael Schubert, J. Gavin MacDonald, David W. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20110014836
    Abstract: A fabric for bedding which includes a woven fabric having warp yarns and filling yarns woven to provide a smooth fabric surface. One of the warp or filling yarns being at least 40% by weight of the fabric of continuous filament nylon, and the other of the warp or filling yarns being from about 0% to 60% by weight of the fabric of continuous filament polyester or nylon having non-round filament cross sections. An antimicrobial substance is topically applied or inherently available in the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: W. Allen Leonard, Neil Blanton, Terry Montgomery, Dino Montagner, Jones McCall
  • Publication number: 20100330856
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric is treated by applying a nanoparticle type coating to improve their resistance to contamination by foreign matter in the papermaking system. The coating is applied during fabric manufacture and cured during heat setting. Alternatively, the coating applied or renewed by utilizing an existing shower or locating a spray boom or other suitable coating application device in the dryer section to apply the coating to the fabric in a controlled, uniform manner. Prior to application of the coating, the fabric is first thoroughly cleaned such as by showering or spraying, and then dried. Following controlled application of the coating, any excess material is removed by a suitable means, such as by vacuum, and the remaining coating on the fabric is then cured, either by utilizing the ambient heat of the dryer section or by a portable bank of heaters. In this manner, the fabric does not have to be removed from the machine in order to apply or renew the contaminant resistant coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Baker, Rex Barrett, Bud J. Chase, Bruce W. Janda, Ian Gerald Lang, Dietmar Wirtz, Larry Anderson
  • Patent number: 7858538
    Abstract: Textiles coated with self-cleaning surfaces which contain hydrophobic nanostructured particles protruding from a coating having hydrophilic properties are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Edwin Nun, Markus Oles
  • Patent number: 7842654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable cleaning article for cleaning a bathroom surfaces which includes a layer of nonwoven substrate and a cleaning composition which can be either in a liquid or paste form. The cleaning article is water activate. The present invention also relates to a method of cleaning a hard surface by adding water to a disposable cleaning article impregnated with a cleaning composition and then wiping the bathroom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Edward Sherry, Jonathan Joseph Powell, Antonio Quintieri, Francis Cornelio Ford
  • Patent number: 7833915
    Abstract: In order to provide grease, oil and wax resistance to a paper substrate, a coating containing a binder, a filler material and calcium carbonate is used. The coating of the invention is essentially free from fluorocarbons, which are considered harmful to human and animal populations, and surfactants and other chemicals which may alter the color of the coated paper. The coated paper has a GE brightness level between approximately 50 and approximately 90, while providing superior grease, oil and wax resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Spectra-Kote Corporation
    Inventor: Charles W. Propst, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100285711
    Abstract: Improvements in the wash durability and discoloration levels for fabrics having topically applied silver-ion treatments (such as ion-exchange compounds, like zirconium phosphates, glasses and/or zeolites) are provided. Such solid compounds are generally susceptible to discoloration and, due to the solid nature thereof, are typically easy to remove from topical surface applications. The inventive treatment requires the presence of a specific polyurethane binder, either as a silver-ion overcoat or as a component of a dye bath mixture admixed with the silver-ion antimicrobial compound. In addition, specific metal halide additives (preferably substantially free from sodium ions) are utilized to combat the discolorations typical of such silver-ion formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Kirkland W. Vogt, Jason L. Kreider, Robert J. Goulet
  • Patent number: 7829477
    Abstract: A method of providing water repellency, oil repellency, soil resistance, soil release, stain resistance and stain release to substrates comprising contacting said substrate with a composition comprising a copolymer having repeating units of Formula 1 in any sequence: wherein Rf is a straight or branched perfluoroalkyl group having from about 2 to about 8 carbon atoms, or a mixture thereof, which is optionally interrupted by at least one oxygen atom, Q is alkylene of 1 to about 15 carbon atoms, hydroxyalkylene of 2 to about 15 carbon atoms, —O(CnH2n)—, —(CH2CF2)m(CH2)n—, —CONR1(CnH2n)—, —(CnH2n)OCONR1(CnH2n)—, (—CONR1CH2)2CH—, —SO2N(R1)(CnH2n)—, or —(CnH2n)SO2N(R1)(CnH2n)—, each R1 is independently H or alkyl of 1 to about 4 carbon atoms, each n is independently 1 to about 15, each m is independently 1 to about 4, Z is hydrogen or methyl, x is a positive integer, y is zero or a positive integer, t is a positive integer, and M is H+, alkali metal cation, alkaline earth metal cation, or ammonium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Peter Michael Murphy, Jessica Sinks, Ying Wang
  • Publication number: 20100279081
    Abstract: A system and method for depositing a substance onto a substrate comprises continuously transporting the substrate in a transport direction while traversing a deposition arrangement across the substrate to deposit the substance in a number of swathes. During such movement the positions of the deposition arrangement and the substrate are controlled with respect to one another such that the swathes complement one another to provide substantially uniform coverage of the substrate. As a result of the defined arrangement, improved substrate speeds can be achieved since there is no need for the substrate to stop at each traverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: XENNIA HOLLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit KOELE, Alan HUDD
  • Patent number: 7807588
    Abstract: A fibrous polyamide or wool substrate having resistance to staining by acid colorants comprises, a fibrous polyamide or wool substrate having applied thereto a sulfonated aromatic condensation resin, said resin being a condensation product of a sulfonated dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a sulfonated naphthalene and an aldehyde; or a sulfonated dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a sulfonated naphthalene and an aldehyde; optionally a methacrylic acid polymer is also applied thereto as well as a fluorochemical; an aqueous formulation of the resin is also provided which formulation may include the methacrylic acid polymer as well as the fluorochemical Additionally there may be employed a salt to enhance exhaustion of components onto the substrate; a method of treating a fibrous polyamide or wool substrate employing the formulation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Trichromatic Carpet Inc.
    Inventor: Yassin Elgarhy
  • Publication number: 20100216363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorine-containing copolymer having, as an essential component, a repeating unit derived from (a) a monomer having a fluoroalkyl group or a fluoroalkenyl group, (b) a monomer having an alkylene oxide group, (c) a monomer having an acetoacetyl group, (d) a monomer having a —CH(OH)—CH2—Cl group, and (e) a monomer having a —CH(OH)—CH2—OH group. In this fluorine-containing copolymer, the amounts of the monomer (a), the monomer (b), the monomer (c), the monomer (d) and the monomer (e) are 30-80 parts by weight, 1-30 parts by weight, 0.5-20 parts by weight, 0.5-20 parts by weight and 0.5-20 parts by weight, respectively. This fluorine-containing copolymer provides a base material such as a fiber product with excellent alcohol repellency, oil repellency, antifouling properties and soil release properties, while maintaining washing durability. This fluorine-containing copolymer serves as an active ingredient for a fluorine-containing fiber processing agent having soil release properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20100215896
    Abstract: A method for imparting resistance to staining to a substrate comprising contacting the substrate with a copolymer comprising the monomers of Formula wherein D is at least one vinyl monomer selected from the group consisting of aryl olefin, alpha olefin and diene, each M is independently H, Ca, Mg, Al, Na, or K, each R1 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, each R2 is independently linear or branched C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C6F5, arylalkyl, C6H4OH, R3COOH, or R3SO3H, or R1 and R2 are linked together to form a morpholino or pyrrolidino ring, R3 is linear or branched C1-C12 alkyl, CH(COOH)CH2CH2, C6H4, or C6H3(OH), h1+h2 is h, h is a positive integer, k is zero or a positive integer, i and j are each independently zero or a positive integer, provided that the total of 1) h÷(k+h+i+j) is from about 0.005 to about 0.7, 2) k÷(k+h+i+j) is from about 0.3 to about 0.6, 3) [i+j]÷(k+h+i+j) is 0 to about 0.6, and provided that the sum of 1)+2)+3) is 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Edward Hopkins, Stephen Ernest Jacobson, Melea Rena Langley, Peter Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 7754092
    Abstract: A composition comprising a mixture of at least one soil resist agent and at least one additive which is maleic anhydride, and a method of providing soil resistance to fibrous substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Joyce Monson Materniak, Edward Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 7749950
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a durable excellent stain-proofing property to the surface of a coating formed on a substrate surface of a building board without deteriorating the surface of the coating. The present invention also, provides a stain-proofing agent containing silica fine particles, an aqueous solvent and, as a stain-proofing improver, an alkali metal compound and/or an alkaline earth metal compound and/or a phosphorus compound and/or a clay mineral. The present invention also provides a building board having an excellent stain-proofing property prepared by applying a coating composition onto the surface of a substrate to form a coat, and then applying a stain-proofing agent onto the coat while the coat is in an unhardened state or applying a stain-proofing agent onto the coat after subjecting the coat to a roughening treatment to enhance the adhesion of the stain-proofing layer to the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Ukai, Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Yasuhisa Imanishi
  • Publication number: 20100099316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a coated textile, which comprises treating a textile substrate with an aqueous liquor comprising (A) at least one hydrophobic polymer, (B) if appropriate at least one condensation product of at least one amino-containing compound and at least one aldehyde or dialdehyde and if appropriate of at least one alcohol, and thereafter with a further aqueous liquor comprising (A) at least one hydrophobic polymer, (B) at least one condensation product of at least one amino-containing compound and at least one aldehyde or dialdehyde and if appropriate of at least one alcohol, (C) at least one solid in particulate form having an average particle diameter in the range from 1 to 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ralf Nörenberg, Sylvia von Krog, Wolfram Badura
  • Patent number: 7648928
    Abstract: A fibrous polyamide or wool substrate having resistance to staining by acid colorants comprises, a fibrous polyamide or wool substrate having applied thereto a sulfonated aromatic condensation resin, said resin being a condensation product of a sulfonated dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a sulfonated naphthalene and an aldehyde; or a sulfonated dihydroxydiphenyl sulfone, a sulfonated naphthalene and an aldehyde; optionally a methacrylic acid polymer is also applied thereto as well as a fluorochemical; an aqueous formulation of the resin is also provided which formulation may include the methacrylic acid polymer as well as the fluorochemical Additionally there may be employed a salt to enhance exhaustion of components onto the substrate; a method of treating a fibrous polyamide or wool substrate employing the formulation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Trichromatic Carpet Inc.
    Inventor: Yassin Elgarhy
  • Patent number: 7638444
    Abstract: A method for treating textile fabrics is described in which there is applied to a fabric a first treatment composition comprising a fluorochemical textile treating agent. A second treatment composition is applied to one side of the fabric such that a layer of the second treatment composition is formed on that side subsequent to a drying step. A polymeric film is then adhered to the formed layer. The process and the resulting product are characterized in that no formaldehyde of formaldehydic compounds are used in the treatment compositions or the film, and a formaldehyde scavenger is included in at least one of the treatment compositions. The resulting fabric is environmentally friendly and exhibits a high degree of soil and water resistance without sacrificing aesthetic qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Preferred Finishing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Bullock, Norman James Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7635439
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a static dissipative textile having an electrically conductive surface achieved by coating the textile with an electrically conductive coating in a variety of patterns. The electrically conductive coating is comprised of a conducting agent and a binding agent, and optionally a dispersing agent and/or a thickening agent. The static dissipative textile generally comprises a fabric which may be screen printed or otherwise coated with a conductive coating on the backside of the fabric so that the conductive coating does not interfere with the appearance of the face of the fabric. The economically produced fabric exhibits relatively permanent static dissipation properties and conducts electric charge at virtually any humidity, while the conductive coating does not detrimentally affect the overall appearance or tactile properties of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Andrew D. Child, Alfred R. DeAngelis
  • Publication number: 20090221200
    Abstract: A method for imparting resistance to staining to a substrate comprising contacting the substrate with a copolymer comprising the monomers of Formula wherein D is at least one vinyl monomer selected from the group consisting of aryl olefin, alpha olefin and diene, each M is independently H, Ca, Mg, Al, Na, or K, each R1 is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, each R2 is independently linear or branched C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C6F5, arylalkyl, C6H4OH, R3COOH, or R3SO3H, or R1 and R2 are linked together to form a morpholino or pyrrolidino ring, R3 is linear or branched C1-C12 alkyl, CH(COOH)CH2CH2, C6H4, or C6H3(OH), h1+h2 is h, h is a positive integer, k is zero or a positive integer, i and j are each independently zero or a positive integer, provided that the total of 1) h÷(k+h+i+j) is from about 0.005 to about 0.7, 2) k÷(k+h+i+j) is from about 0.3 to about 0.6, 3) [i+j]÷(k+h+i+j) is 0 to about 0.6, and provided that the sum of 1)+2)+3) is 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Edward Hopkins, Stephen Ernest Jacobson, Melea Rena Langley, Peter Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 7550399
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to substrates that exhibit useful, auto adaptable surface energy properties that depend on the environment of the substrate. Such surface energy properties provide relatively high advancing and receding contact angles for liquids when in contact with the target substrate surface. The substrates exhibit low surface energy quantities of at most about 20 millijoules per square meter (mJ/m2) at a temperature of about 25 degrees C. and a surface energy greater than about 20 mJ/m2 at, or with exposure to, a temperature of about 40 degrees C. More specifically, encompassed within the present invention are textile substrates having this highly desirable unique surface energy modification property and which exhibit wash durable oil and water repellency and stain release features. Novel compositions and formulations that impart such surface energy modifications to substrates are also encompassed within this invention, as well as methods for producing such treated substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: William C. Kimbrell, Jr., Xinggao Fang, Yunzhang Wang, Dominick J. Valenti, Daniel T. McBride
  • Publication number: 20090110870
    Abstract: A composition comprising a mixture of at least one soil resist agent and at least one additive which is maleic anhydride, and a method of providing soil resistance to fibrous substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Joyce Monson Materniak, Edward Patrick Carey
  • Patent number: 7524551
    Abstract: Certain chemical compositions provide superior repellency, durability, and soil (stain) release properties when applied to a textile or fabric. Compositions may contain a fluorochemical-containing soil release component or a crosslinking component, or both, and also may contain an antimicrobial agent. In some applications, the crosslinking component may be hydrophobic, so as to be generally not compatible with aqueous environments. Compositions having less than about 6 weight percent of a fluorochemical-containing soil release component, based upon the weight of the treating composition, may be employed in some applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Xinggao Fang, Sidney S. Locke, Jr., Paul A. Maclure, Jason G. Chay, Michelle Purdy
  • Patent number: 7485588
    Abstract: This invention relates to textile substrates to which a finishing treatment has been applied during the manufacturing process. Such a finishing treatment provides improved water and/or oil repellency and stain and soil resistance. The finishing treatment generally includes a repellent agent, a stain release agent, and a particulate component. Other compounds may be added to the treatment, such as stain-blocking agents, crosslinking agents, coupling agents, antimicrobial agents, and pH adjusting agents. The components of the finishing treatment are generally applied to the textile substrate using an application process that results in layered structures on the surface of the treated substrate, which has been found to greatly improve the durability of the treatment. Such treated textile substrates thus exhibit excellent stain and soil resistance and water and/or oil repellency properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Inventors: Yunzhang Wang, Daike Wang, Simon X. Zhang