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

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7308862
APP PUB NO 20030019418A1
SERIAL NO

09923936

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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, NY168

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
O'Connor, Joseph G Hopedale, MA 27 253
Paquin, Maurice R Plainville, MA 9 76
Romanski, Eric Clifton Park, NY 6 36
Toney, Crayton Gregory Wrentham, MA 9 65

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9371114 Method and system for a towed vessel suitable for transporting liquids 0 2015
 
WORLD'S FRESH WATERS PTE. LTD. (1)
8924311 Method and system for processing glacial water 2 2010
 
WATERS OF PATAGONIA S.A. (3)
9010261 Method and system for a towed vessel suitable for transporting liquids 1 2013
9017123 Method and system for a towed vessel suitable for transporting liquids 1 2013
9521858 Method and system for recovering and preparing glacial water 0 2014
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