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Us Patent No. 7,178,319

A saddle pad apparatus constructed from a first non-slip top layer which is stitched or welded to a second non-slip bottom layer with a stiffening layer contained between the top and bottom layers. Each layer is constructed from a poly vinyl chloride impregnated scrim. Each scrim is constructed with ventilation openings to allow for proper ventilation between the load being carried and the animal. The scrims are manufactured by applying a poly vinyl chloride material onto a fiber network with fibers areas and open areas to create a scrim with appropriate stiffness, softness, and ventilation while maintaining other appropriate characteristics.

Inventor: James A. Williams
Original Assignee: Equi-Tech Labs, Inc.
Primary Examiner: Robert P. Swiatek
Attorneys: Waddey & Patterson, P.C., Philip E. Walker, I. C. Waddey, Jr.
Current U.S. Classification: 54/44.7; 54/66

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Citations
Cited Patent Filing date Issue date Original Assignee Title
US3856611 Jan 12, 1973 Dec 2, 1974 DECORATIVE PANEL WITH FINISHED EDGES
US4695496 Jul 14, 1986 Sep 22, 1987 Skin protective pad
US4827701 Oct 2, 1987 May 9, 1989 Saddle pad construction
US5120587 Oct 25, 1990 Jun 9, 1992 Optimum Technologies, Inc. Support binder
US5330817 May 15, 1989 Jul 19, 1994 Milliken Research Corporation Incontinence pad
US5495828 Jun 30, 1994 Mar 5, 1996 Animal boots with detachable, vertically adjustable fastening strap
US5497602 Aug 9, 1994 Mar 12, 1996 Gordon George Baldwin Saddle cloth
US5575139 Dec 21, 1995 Nov 19, 1996 Form To Fit Non-slip saddle pad
US5707903 Jan 21, 1997 Jan 13, 1998 Griptex Industries, Inc. Decorative non-slip liner
US5743072 Oct 1, 1996 Apr 28, 1998 Saddle cinch
US5773373 Jun 18, 1996 Jun 30, 1998 Reef Industries, Inc. Reinforced laminate with elastomeric tie layer

Claims

1. An saddle and saddle pad combination pad comprising:an animal saddle;a first layer of knitted fabric shaped to fit on an the back of an animal and having a plurality of openings spaced for ventilation, the knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride.

2. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 1, wherein the openings of the knitted fabric are arranged in a network of intermittent openings.

3. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 1, wherein the knitted fabric is arranged in a network of intermittent sections of fabric.

4. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 1, wherein the knitted fabric is arranged in a plurality of rows, each row having at least one of the openings.

5. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 4, wherein the openings on adjacent rows are offset.

6. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 1, further comprising a second layer of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride adjacent to the fist layer of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride.

7. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 6, further comprising a third layer of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride positioned between the first and second layers of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride.

8. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 7, wherein the layers of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride are dielectric welded together.

9. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 6, wherein the layers of knitted fabric covered by polyvinyl chloride are welded together.

10. An saddle and saddle pad combination pad comprising:an animal saddle; a layer of knitted fabric, shaped to fit on the back of an animal, having a plurality of fibrous areas spaced to provide a plurality of openings for ventilation, wherein the layer of knitted fabric distributes weight over the back of the animal; a polyvinyl chloride covering on the fibrous areas wherein the polyvinyl chloride makes the layer of knitted fabric substantially non-absorbent to moisture, increases the coefficient of friction between the layer of knitted fabric and the animal’s back, and substantially maintains the plurality of openings.

11. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 10, further comprising: a second layer of knitted fabric having a polyvinyl chloride covering positioned adjacent to the first layer of knitted fabric having a polyvinyl chloride covering positioned adjacent to the first layer of knitted fabric having polyvinyl chloride covering; a third layer of knitted fabric having a polyvinyl chloride covering positioned between the first and second layers of knitted fabric having a polyvinyl chloride covering.

12. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 11, wherein the layers of knitted fabric having polyvinyl chloride coverings are laminated together.

13. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 10, wherein the knitted fabric is arranged in a plurality of rows, each row having the openings wherein openings in one of the rows is offset from openings in an adjacent row.

14. An saddle and saddle pad combination pad comprising: an animal saddle; a first scrim having polyvinyl chloride coated fibers, and a plurality of openings in between the fibers for ventilation.

15. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 14, further including a second scrim with polyvinyl chloride positioned adjacent to the first scrim.

16. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 15, further including a third scrim with polyvinyl chloride positioned the first and second scrims.

17. The saddle and saddle pad combination pad of claim 15, wherein the scrims coated with polyvinyl chloride are welded together.

 

Us Patent No.  7,032,366

 

A saddle pad apparatus constructed from a first non-slip top layer which is stitched or welded to a second non-slip bottom layer with a stiffening layer contained between the top and bottom layers. Each layer is constructed from a poly vinyl chloride impregnated scrim. Each scrim is constructed with ventilation openings to allow for proper ventilation between the load being carried and the animal. The scrims are manufactured by applying a poly vinyl chloride material onto a fiber network with fibers areas and open areas to create a scrim with appropriate stiffness, softness, and ventilation while maintaining other appropriate characteristics.

Inventor: James A. Williams
Original Assignee: James A. Williams
Primary Examiner: Robert P. Swiatek
Attorney: James A. Williams
Current U.S. Classification: 54/66

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Citations
Cited Patent Filing date Issue date Original Assignee Title
US4695496 Jul 14, 1986 Sep 22, 1987 Skin protective pad
US4827701 Oct 2, 1987 May 9, 1989 Saddle pad construction
US5497602 Aug 9, 1994 Mar 12, 1996 Gordon George Baldwin Saddle cloth
US5575139 Dec 21, 1995 Nov 19, 1996 Form To Fit Non-slip saddle pad
Claims
1. A saddle pad apparatus, comprising: a first non-slip top layer; a second non-slip bottom layer; at least one stiffener layer contained between said top layer and said bottom layer, wherein at least one layer is constructed from a scrim.

2. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said top layer and said bottom layer are bonded together by stitching.

3. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said top layer and said bottom layer are bonded together by dielectric welding.

4. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said top and bottom layers are different colors.

5. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said top and bottom layers are constructed from a poly vinyl chloride material.

6. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said top and bottom layers are constructed from a scrim.

7. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 6, wherein:said scrim is constructed from fibers knitted into a network having intermittent openings spaced along a surface of said scrim.

8. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 7, wherein: said scrim is knitted to provide fibrous areas that are sufficient to hold and collect a liquid poly vinyl chloride material and still maintain openings that will not hold and collect said liquid poly vinyl chloride material.

9. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 8, wherein: said liquid poly vinyl chloride material is chemically blown onto said fibrous areas.

10. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 8, wherein: said liquid poly vinyl chloride material is applied by dipping said fibrous areas into said liquid poly vinyl chloride material.

11. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said at least one stiffener layer is constructed from ventilated cushion materials.

12. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said at least one stiffener layer increases the weight distribution area of the saddle pad apparatus.

13. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said at least one stiffener layer increases the contact area of the saddle pad apparatus.

14. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1 wherein: said at least one stiffener layer is constructed from a poly vinyl chloride material.

15. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 1, wherein: said at least one stiffener layer is constructed from a scrim.

16. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 15, wherein: said scrim is constructed from fibers knitted into a network having intermittent openings spaced along a surface of said scrim.

17. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 16, wherein: said scrim is knitted to provide fibrous areas that are sufficient to hold and collect a liquid poly vinyl chloride material and still maintain openings that will not hold and collect said liquid poly vinyl chloride material.

18. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 17, wherein: said liquid poly vinyl chloride material is chemically blown onto said fibrous areas.

19. The saddle pad apparatus of claim 17, wherein: said liquid poly vinyl chloride material is applied by dipping said said fibrous areas into said liquid poly vinyl chloride material.

20. A method for constructing a saddle pad apparatus, comprising: knitting a scrim from fibers to form a network having both intermittent openings and fibrous areas spaced along a surface of said scrim; applying a poly vinyl chloride to the fibrous areas of said scrim;expanding said liquid poly vinyl chloride into foam to form a saddle pad apparatus.