US Patent No: 7,308,862

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Coating for a flexible fluid containment vessel and a method of making the same

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A flexible fluid containment vessel fabricated out of fabric for transporting and containing a large volume of fluid, particularly fresh water, with the fabric being made from coated thermoplastic yarns or fiber such that its respective sides have coatings so formed thereon that are different from each other or the fabric is coated with voids such that its overall density of the coated fabric is less than 1 g/cm.sup.3 allowing it to float.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.ALBANY, NY385

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
O'Connor, Joseph G Hopedale, MA 37 229
Paquin, Maurice R Plainville, MA 12 56
Romanski, Eric Clifton Park, NY 11 19
Toney, Crayton Gregory Wrentham, MA 16 35

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