08496769 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 387 patents.

The present invention pertains to carpet and method of making it. In one aspect, the carpet includes (a) a primary backing which has a face and a back surface, (b) a plurality of fibers attached to the primary backing and extending from the face of the primary backing and exposed at the back surface of the primary backing, (c) an adhesive backing, (d) an optional secondary backing adjacent to the adhesive backing, and (e) at least one homogeneously branched linear ethylene polymer. The method includes extrusion coating at least one homogeneously branched linear ethylene polymer onto the back surface of a primary backing to provide an adhesive backing. The method can include additional steps or procedures, either separately or in various combinations. Additional steps and procedures include preheating the primary backing prior the extrusion step, multilayer adhesive backings, washing or scouring the primary backing prior the extrusion step, and utilizing adhesive polymeric additives, high heat content fillers, blowing agents and/or implosion agents. The constructions and methods described herein are particularly suited for making carpet tile.

Title
Carpet, carpet backings and methods
Application Number
11/594493
Publication Number
8496769 (B2)
Application Date
November 7, 2006
Publication Date
July 30, 2013
Inventor
Robert R Turley
Lake Jackson
TX, US
Lichih R Peng
Fischer
IN, US
David C Kelley
Angleton
TX, US
James D Goins
Lake Jackson
TX, US
John O Bieser
Houston
TX, US
Wesley W Mullinax
Cartersville
GA, US
Von Moody
Cartersville
GA, US
Julie Brumbelow
Dalton
GA, US
Agent
Ballard Spahr
Assignee
Columbia Insurance Company
NE, US
IPC
D05C 17/02
B32B 5/20
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