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1. (WO2002026491) CUSHIONED RUBBER FLOOR MAT AND PROCESS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/026491    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/028438
Publication Date: 04.04.2002 International Filing Date: 13.09.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    11.04.2002    
IPC:
A47G 27/02 (2006.01), A47L 23/22 (2006.01), B29C 44/06 (2006.01), B32B 3/30 (2006.01), B32B 5/18 (2006.01), B32B 25/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: MILLIKEN & COMPANY [US/US]; Legal Department (M-495) P.O. Box 1926 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (US).
DUSKIN CO., LTD. [--/JP]; 4-19-5, Minamisuita, Suita-Shi Osaka 564-0043 (JP)
Inventors: NORD, Thomas, D.; (JP).
KOBAYASHI, Seiin; (JP).
NAGAHAMA, Yuji; (JP)
Agent: ALEXANDER, Daniel, R.; Milliken & Company Legal Dept. (M-495) P.O. Box 1926 Spartanburg, SC 29304 (US)
Priority Data:
09/671,225 27.09.2000 US
Title (EN) CUSHIONED RUBBER FLOOR MAT AND PROCESS
(FR) TAPIS D'ENTREE EN CAOUTCHOUC AMORTISSEUR
Abstract: front page image
(EN)This invention relates to a cushioned dust control mat or article wherein the mat comprises at least two distinct layers of rubber, one comprising foam rubber, the other comprising solid rubber and has a plurality of star-shaped protrusions in the upper surface thereof. Also, the surface of the mat between the protrusions is ribbed or recessed. The solid rubber layer is present over the foam rubber layer on the top side of the mat in which the plurality of star shaped rubber protrusions are present to provide cushioning characteristics. The solid rubber layer acts as a cap or barrier for the foam rubber layer, particularly over the star shaped protrusions, in order to provide a mat which is resilient, will not easily degrade in its modulus strength after appreciable use and/or washing within industrial cleaning processes, and will not exhibit appreciable cracking or breaking, particularly within the star-shaped protrusions, after standard use for pedestrian traffic. A method of producing such an inventive cushioned floor mat is also provided.
(FR)L'invention concerne un tapis ou article amortisseur essuie-pieds qui comprend au moins deux couches distinctes de caoutchouc, l'une à base de caoutchouc mousse, l'autre à base de caoutchouc solide, avec une pluralité de protubérances en forme d'étoiles sur la surface supérieure. En outre, la surface du tapis entre les protubérances est dotée de crêtes ou de cavités. La couche à base de caoutchouc solide recouvre l'autre couche sur le dessus du tapis où se trouvent les protubérances, ce qui donne un effet amortisseur. La couche à base de caoutchouc solide tient lieu de couvercle ou de barrière par rapport à l'autre couche, en particulier au-dessus des protubérances, moyennant quoi le tapis reste souple, sans perdre facilement son module d'élasticité après utilisation sensible et/ou lavage appréciable en processus industriel, sans subir non plus de fissuration ou rupture appréciable, en particulier au niveau des protubérances, après exposition normale au piétinement des utilisateurs. L'invention concerne également un procédé relatif à la fabrication de cet article.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)