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 new patent  Resilient flooring product and methods of making same

Described herein are resilient floor coverings produced by using digitally printed uv-cured inks and exhibiting high adhesion properties between an ink layer and a wear layer. Also described herein are methods for manufacturing same. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Masonry lintel for long spans

A lintel system for supporting masonry blocks above an opening in a structure includes a lintel configured to span a width of the opening. The lintel includes a plurality of elongate splice plates each having opposite longitudinal ends. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Long span masonry lintel support system

A lintel system for supporting masonry blocks above an opening in a structure includes a lintel configured to span a width of the opening. The lintel includes a single spanning member having a top edge, a bottom edge, and a side face extending between the top and bottom edge. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Anti-shearing construction hanger

A hanger for connecting a structural member to a structural support including a base sized and shaped for receiving the structural member thereon. First and second side panels extend upward from the base. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Layered composite articles and methods of making same

Disclosed are layered composite articles comprising: a) a rigid backing portion comprising a rigid core having a first surface and an opposed second surface, wherein the rigid core comprises at least one densified fiber batt and wherein the at least one densified fiber batt is comprised of a first plurality of oriented fibers having a first melting point and a second plurality of oriented fibers having a second melting point different from the first melting point; and b) a decorative portion having a first surface and an opposed second surface, wherein the second surface of the decorative portion is affixed to the first surface of the rigid core. Also disclosed herein are methods of making the same.. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Three dimensional laser measurement device for quality control measurements

Methods and systems for use of a three dimensional measurement laser are disclosed. An example method can comprise receiving, at a laser measuring device, an article (e.g., a flooring article) having a plurality of faces, the article being conveyed in a direction. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Cutter assembly for stretched yarn

An assembly and method for automated cutting of undesired stretched yarn in a yarn system. Stretched yarn can hang away from the yarn system differently than desired yarn. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Valley truss tie

A valley truss tie for connecting a valley truss to an underlying support truss of a roof has a front plate and a back plate connected to the front plate so the front and back plate are adjacent one another. The valley truss tie also has a fastener guidance system for holding fasteners at prescribed angles relative to the front and back plate as the fasteners are driven through the valley truss tie into the underlying support truss. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Heavy duty hanger for fire separation wall

A hanger for connecting a structural component to a wall having sheathing mounted thereon after the hanger is connected to the wall. The hanger includes a channel-shaped portion configured to receive a structural component. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Environmentally friendly colorant compositions and latex paints/coatings

The invention relates to colorant compositions, and aqueous latex paints or other water-borne coatings made from them, which have a mitigated environmental impact. Levels of solvents, additives and impurities comprising volatile non-aqueous constituents, alkylphenol ethoxylates (and derivatives thereof), crystalline silica, and/or formaldehyde are decreased relative to those typical of preceding generations of colorants and tinted aqueous latex paints and other water-borne coatings. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Automated creel systems and methods for using same

Systems and methods for loading and delivering stalk subassemblies and yarn packages are disclosed herein. Such systems and methods can have at least one processor, at least one automated guided vehicle, at least one creel assembly, and an automated creel loading assembly. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Devices, systems and method for flooring performance testing

In one implementation, a footfall detection assembly comprising a sensor underlayment unit and a data analysis device is provided. The sensor underlayment unit comprises a sensor having a unique sensor identifier and a plurality of zones, wherein the sensor is configured to measure at least one parameter in each of the plurality of zones, and a processing unit operably connected to the sensor. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Damper frame

A damper frame includes a structural frame and a damper assembly secured to the structural frame. The damper assembly includes a damper support secured to the structural frame. ... Columbia Insurance Company

Patterned tufted articles, and systems and methods for making same

A tufted article having a backing material and a plurality of tufts. The plurality of tufts can include cut tufts having first and second tuft portions projecting from a face surface of the backing material. ... Columbia Insurance Company

12/14/17 / #20170354751

Pasteurizing paints and method for pasteurizing paints

Disclosed herein are methods for pasteurizing architectural coating compositions using heat, radiation or other energy sources without additionally polymerizing the compositions and storing same.. . ... Columbia Insurance Company

11/30/17 / #20170342707

Thermal wall anchor

A wall anchor for use in a cavity wall to connect to a veneer tie to join an inner wythe and an outer wythe of the cavity wall includes an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, a driven end portion and a driving end portion. The driven end portion is adapted to be threadedly mounted on the inner wythe of the cavity wall. ... Columbia Insurance Company

11/30/17 / #20170342701

Hanger for fire separation wall

A hanger for connecting a structural component to a wall that can have sheathing mounted thereon either before or after the hanger is connected to the wall. The hanger includes a channel-shaped portion configured to receive the structural component. ... Columbia Insurance Company

11/09/17 / #20170321078

Aqueous paint compositions with soft feel and light diffusion effects

The present invention is directed to an aqueous architectural composition comprising a low tg (less than about −10° c. And higher than about −50° c.) acrylic emulsion polymer with at least one cross-linkable moiety, and solid polyutherane (pu) or polybutylacrylate microspheres having a mean weight diameter of less than about 40 microns and a tg of less than about 0° c., wherein the solid pu spheres make up about 10% to about 20% by weight of the composition. ... Columbia Insurance Company

10/05/17 / #20170280907

Pattern carpet tiles and methods of making and using same

A carpet tile having a contrast pattern intermixed with a portion of a background pattern. The contrast pattern is positioned proximate a selected side edge of the carpet tile and has a contrast color different than the colors of the background pattern. ... Columbia Insurance Company

09/07/17 / #20170254001

Methods and systems for regulating tension in warping

A warping system for reducing tension in a plurality of yarn ends wound by the warping system onto an outer diameter of a beam. The warping system minimizes the number of contact points as yarn is pulled off of yarn packages in a creel and wound onto the beam. ... Columbia Insurance Company

08/10/17 / #20170226677

Carpet products and methods of making same

A carpet product including a primary backing layer and a plurality of yarn tufts. The plurality of yarn tufts are tufted in and extend upwardly from a top surface of the primary backing layer to form a tufted carpet product. ... Columbia Insurance Company

07/20/17 / #20170205327

Methods for determining moisture permeability in textiles

Disclosed is a method for determining moisture permeability of a textile. The method can include: a) providing at least one textile sample having a top surface and an opposed bottom surface, wherein at least a portion of the top surface is configured into a bowl shape for receiving a predetermined amount of a test liquid; b) introducing the predetermined amount of the test liquid into the bowl shape sample such that there is a minimum depth of the liquid contained above at least a portion of the top surface; and c) after a predetermined period of time, determining the moisture permeability of the textile sample by analyzing liquid penetration characteristics of any of the test liquid that may have permeated through the textile.. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/22/17 / #20170175399

Patterned tiles and floor coverings comprising same

A tile having a contrast pattern intermixed with a portion of a background pattern. The contrast pattern is positioned proximate a selected corner of the tile and has a contrast color different than the colors of the background pattern. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/15/17 / #20170166771

Carpet coatings, carpets with improved wet delamination strength and methods of making same

A precoat composition, a carpet composition comprising the inventive precoat composition layer and methods of making same are disclosed. The inventive precoat composition comprises a thermoplastic dispersion and a filler. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/15/17 / #20170166770

Carpet coatings, carpets with improved wet delamination strength and methods of making same

Disclosed is an improved carpet precoat composition, a carpet composition comprising the inventive precoat composition and methods of making the same. The improved precoat composition comprises a binder and a filler comprising a kaolin clay slurry. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/08/17 / #20170159286

Wall anchor with hollow body

A wall anchor for use in a cavity wall to connect to a veneer tie to join an inner wythe and an outer wythe of the cavity wall includes a hollow body having a wall defining a hollow interior. The hollow body includes a receptor located on the wall and configured to connect to an attachment portion of a veneer tie in a relation so as to transmit forces between the inner wythe and the outer wythe.. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/08/17 / #20170159285

Thermal wall anchor

A wall anchor for use in a cavity wall to connect to a veneer tie to join an inner wythe and an outer wythe of the cavity wall includes an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, a driven end portion and a driving end portion. The driven end portion is adapted to be threadedly mounted on the inner wythe of the cavity wall. ... Columbia Insurance Company

06/01/17 / #20170151761

Carpet with fluid barrier properties

This disclosure relates to a carpet having fluid barrier properties. The disclosed carpet comprises: (a) a greige good comprising: i) a primary backing component having a face surface and a back surface; ii) a plurality of fibers attached to the primary backing component and extending from the face surface of the primary backing component; (b) an adhesive composition applied to the back surface of the primary backing component; (c) a secondary backing having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the secondary backing is adhered to the back surface of the primary backing component by the adhesive composition; and (d) a polymer film disposed on the second surface of the secondary backing. ... Columbia Insurance Company

05/04/17 / #20170121522

Recycled polyethylene terephthalate compositions, fibers and articles produced therefrom, and methods for producing same

In one aspect, the invention relates to recycled polyethylene terephthalate compositions, fibers and articles produced therefrom, and methods for producing same. In a further aspect, the invention relates to homogenized post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate. ... Columbia Insurance Company

04/27/17 / #20170113995

Process for production of an ester and diol from reclaimed carpet material

The current invention pertains to a process for producing a terephthalate ester comprising: providing reclaimed carpet material comprising a polyester component; and reacting the polyester component with an alcohol having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms and under conditions effective to produce a terephthalate ester; wherein 15-40% of the mass of the terephthalate ester is derived from the polyester present in the reclaimed carpet material.. . ... Columbia Insurance Company

04/27/17 / #20170112327

Food processing apparatus

A food processing tool is provided with a base forming an operative surface disposed above a work surface. A first blade is disposed adjacent and generally parallel to the operative surface. ... Columbia Insurance Company

03/30/17 / #20170088723

Reduced point of sale bases for multi-finish paint line and methods for same

Disclosed herein is a method for adjusting factory-made tintable paints at the point of sale by adding at least one gloss modifier to the factory-made tintable paints without substantially changing the amount of opacifying pigments in the tintable paints, so that a single color prescription can be used to tint the paints to a single color for any gloss or sheen. Such same color paints should have a color difference of less than 2.0 ciede2000 units. ... Columbia Insurance Company

03/23/17 / #20170081838

High-strength partition top anchor and anchoring system utilizing the same

A high-strength partition top anchor and anchoring system is disclosed. The high-strength partition top anchor is a dynamic anchor that provides resistance to wall and deck separation during periods of high lateral forces. ... Columbia Insurance Company

02/23/17 / #20170051499

Hanger for bracing panel

A hanger for connecting a bracing panel to a truss having a chord member includes a first portion having opposite upper and lower edge margins. The first portion is configured to be positioned between the chord member and the bracing panel. ... Columbia Insurance Company

02/02/17 / #20170027282

Sole of a shoe

A bowling shoe sole fastening system of structures that allows a variety of outsoles to be attached to and detached from the midsole that improve the consistency of the flex of the show throughout a bowler's stride, which allow the bowling shoe to be adjusted to achieve consistent stopping and sliding characteristics over a variety of bowling lane conditions and maintain consistent performance in the flex of the shoe across cycles of attachment, detachment, and reattachment.. . ... Columbia Insurance Company

01/05/17 / #20170002489

Methods and devices for controlling a tufting machine for forming tufted carpet

The invention relates to a control system for a tufting machine configured for forming tufted carpet. The tufting machine can have a system controller in communication with the tufting machine and with a plurality of yarn feed controllers for controlling operation of yarn feed motors that are configured to supply yarn from a source of yarn to the tufting machine. ... Columbia Insurance Company








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