Patents Represented by Attorney Martin L. Faigus
  • Patent number: 4109821
    Abstract: An article having two sections which are articulated to one another by at least one hinge that includes a substantially spherical male hinge member disposed within a recess provided by a surface of a female hinge member. The hinge includes retaining means for confining the male hinge member within the recess while permitting rotational motion of the male hinge member within the recess. The male member is a continuous molded extension of one section of the article and the female hinge member is a continuous molded extension of the other section of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Inventor: Michael Lutz
  • Patent number: 4105244
    Abstract: A foldable furniture unit employing scissors-acting seat frames and upright side frames has restraining members on the seat rail portions of the seat frames adapted to be positioned adjacent portions of the side frames to reduce relative movement between the seat rails and the side frames and thereby stabilize the unit when it is in unfolded condition for use. The restraining members preferably are provided by cap-like members which are also capable of at least partially closing welt and core receiving slots in the seat rails by which a flexible seat web is secured to the seat rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1978
    Assignee: Brown Jordan Company
    Inventor: Donald B. Colby
  • Patent number: 4098938
    Abstract: A method for forming a contoured support member from a laminate of a thermoplastic sheet and a layer of resilient, flexible, stretchable, crosslinked, thermoset-type polyurethane foam including the steps of heating the laminate to a temperature at which the thermoplastic sheet is in a plastic state, and the foam layer retains its resilient, flexible, stretchable properties; deforming the laminate while the thermoplastic sheet is in its plastic state such that the thermoplastic sheet and foam layer assume the same general configuration and setting the thermoplastic sheet in its deformed configuration for retaining the foam layer in its deformed configuration.A contoured support member including a stable, contoured, thermoplastic sheet united to a layer of a resilient, flexibly stretchable, crosslinked, thermoset-type polyurethane foam which has the same contour as the thermoplastic sheet and is retained in its contoured configuration by the thermoplastic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: James C. Arters
  • Patent number: 4097965
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a fibrous structure includes a rotatable main drum having projections on its outer periphery for separating fibers from a fibrous feed, and directing the separated fibers through a fiber working section. The working section includes a movable satellite member positioned close to the main drum and having projections on its outer periphery for cooperating with the projections on the main drum to individualize the fibers as they are directed through the working section. A baffle is positioned adjacent the satellite member; between the satellite member and the exit from the working section. The baffle includes a lower air-directing section positioned close to the outer periphery of the main drum and having an air-diverting surface for intercepting air conveyed to it by the outer periphery of the main drum as the main drum is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1978
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Joel Peter Gotchel, Henry James Norton
  • Patent number: 4093765
    Abstract: A soft, absorbent fibrous web is formed from an aqueous slurry and includes randomly arranged and contacting wood pulp fibers produced by the sulfate process which constitute the predominate fiber component, by weight, of the web. A portion of the web thickness is substantially free of debonders and wet strength additives, and the fibers in that portion of the web are held together almost exclusively by papermaking bonds. A plurality of partially fractured areas are provided in spaced-apart regions which are substantially uniformly distributed throughout the web. An adhesive bonding material extends only partially through the web thickness to form adhesively bonded regions having a greater strength than underlying regions which are bonded together almost exclusively by the papermaking bonds. The web of this invention has a basis weight in the range of from about 25 to about 100 lbs/2,880 feet.sup.2, a density of from about 0.08 grams/cc to less than about 0.16 grams/cc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Frank P. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 4079567
    Abstract: Moisture impervious packaging systems for retaining articles include a container body and a closure lid hingedly connected thereto. The container body includes a bottom wall and upwardly extending peripheral walls ending in an upper surface that defines an access opening into an interior compartment in which the articles are retained. The lid includes a peripheral frame member providing the side margins of the lid, and a separate moisture impervious sheet adhered to the frame member for providing the top wall of the lid. The moisture impervious sheet constituting the top wall of the lid preferably is also adhered to the upper surface of the container body for providing a primary moisture impervious seal for the interior compartment of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Harry Spruyt, Louis S. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4065832
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for fluid-forming (e.g., air-forming) a fibrous structure, such as a fibrous web, employs a conveying duct through which a stream of fluid-entrained fibers is directed, and a foraminous surface intercepting the downstream end of the duct to collect the fibrous structure on its surface. The improvement resides in establishing an oblique orientation between the foraminous surface and the direction of fiber flow through the duct so that the width of the foraminous surface intercepting the open end of the duct is greater than the width of the downstream end of the duct, as measured between laterally spaced sidewalls in a direction generally normal to the direction of material flow through the duct. In accordance with this invention the width of the fibrous structure deposited on the foraminous surface is greater than the width of the stream of fluid-entrained fibers confined within the conveying duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Rudolf Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 4064600
    Abstract: A method for forming a fibrous structure from a fibrous feed by: (1) directing the feed into engagement with projections on a rotating fiberizing drum for separating fibers from the feed; (2) directing the separated fibers to a release zone at which they are released from the periphery of the drum for subsequent conveyance to a foraminous forming surface upon which the fibrous structure is formed; and (3) sealing the outer periphery of the drum in a region between the fiber release zone and the region in which the fibrous feed is directed into engagement with the fiberizing drum by directing a gas against the outer periphery of the drum with a force component in a direction opposed to the direction of rotation of the drum and at a static pressure of at least about two atmospheres to provide a gas velocity which is sufficiently high to remove air trapped between the projections of the drum as the drum is being rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Joel Peter Gotchel, Henry James Norton, Aris C. Spengos
  • Patent number: 4064599
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for separating fibers from a stack of fibrous sheets, either in roll or bale form, by directing the stack of sheets into engagement with a fiberizing means employs a differential feed system for directing the bottom sheet, or sheets, of the stack into engagement with the fiberizing means at a different speed relative to other sheets of the stack. Preferably the bottom sheet of the stack is fed into the fiberizing means at a slower speed relative to other sheets of the stack to minimize clump generation in the fiberizing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Rudolf Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 4061783
    Abstract: A thin, substantially flat packaged unit includes a thin, substantially flat utensil in a protective sheath. The protective sheath includes a flat rigidifying member of substantially the same thickness as the utensil and surrounding marginal edges of the utensil, and flexible sheet material overlying the utensil and adhered to the rigidifying member. In a preferred construction the utensil includes a substance that is interactable with a fluid, and the protective sheath encloses at least the section of the utensil including the substance.A method of forming a thin, substantially flat packaged unit including a thin, substantially flat utensil in a protective sheath from a thin, substantially flat substrate and flexible sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1977
    Inventors: Louis S. Hoffman, Robert B. McClosky
  • Patent number: 4057669
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a dry-formed, adhesively bonded, nonwoven fibrous sheet and the fibrous sheet formed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Albert L. McConnell
  • Patent number: 4022135
    Abstract: A disposable lift sheet formed of paper board having beneath one edge of the platform portion thereof a multiple layer stack of strips which provide a pierceable target area for the forks of the lift truck. The target area strips in the upper portion of the stack are wider than the strips in the lower portion of the stack to provide gradual stepped support for the platform portion and to reinforce the fork entry region of the lift sheet and prevent accidental piercing of the platform portion and the supported load thereon by the forks. In the preferred embodiment the target area strips are integral with the platform portion and are provided by reverse folding edge portions of the base sheet from which the lift sheet is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Edward W. Bauman, Jr., Edwin J. McLean
  • Patent number: 4016628
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes an air-laid fibrous web having a medial portion of a greater basis weight than flanking end and side portions. The fibers forming one surface of the web are adhesively bonded together to provide an abrasion resistant, nonpilling, facing layer, and also to aid in maintaining the structural integrity of the web. The fibers forming the other surface of the web are either adhesively bonded together, or a separate backing sheet, preferably in the form of a water-proof plastic sheet, is adhered directly to the other surface of the web to form a stabilized backing layer. The above contructions are adapted for use as disposable diapers.Apparatus of this invention includes a vacuum box having an open end underlying a discrete section of a foraminous forming surface so that regions of the forming surface extend beyond the open end of the vacuum box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Charles C. Kolbach
  • Patent number: 4010909
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispensing cabinet for sequentially dispensing material from a primary roll and a reserve roll by passing the sheet material through a nip formed by two rotatably mounted feed rollers. The dispensing cabinet has transfer means and trnasfer actuation means for feeding sheet material from the reserve roll into the nip in response to substantial depletion of sheet material from the primary roll. The transfer means is adapted to press the sheet material from the reserve roll into contact with both of the feed rollers at spaced-apart locations on the sheet material and on the inwardly rotating side of the nip. The transfer means and feed rolles are adapted to drive the reserve roll sheet material towards the nip by the cooperation of the transfer means and one of the feed rollers and to block the reserve roll sheet material from being driven past the transfer means by the cooperation of the transfer means with the other feed roller, whereby the reserve roll sheet material is crowded into the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Lehyman John Bastian
  • Patent number: 4005957
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for the dry forming of fibrous pads employ a pad forming member closing the lower end of a pad forming area. The pad forming member preferably is in the form of a condenser roll having three-dimensional pockets, or cavities about the periphery thereof. Each cavity includes an opening into it, and the cavities are brought into communication with the pad forming area as the condenser roll is continuously driven during operation of the apparatus. Each cavity is defined by foraminous bottom and side surfaces, the surface area of which is greater than the surface area of the opening into it. An air suspension of fibers is formed in the pad forming area, and a vacuum is applied through the foraminous surfaces of each cavity when it is disposed in the pad forming area to pull the air of the suspension through the foraminous surfaces, and deposit the fibers carried in the air suspension onto the foraminous surfaces in the form of a fibrous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Peter P. Savich
  • Patent number: 4004323
    Abstract: The invention resides in a method of forming a nonwoven web by employing a forming apparatus which includes a fiberizing roll for separating fibers from a feed mat and entraining them in a gaseous medium, a foraminous forming surface through which the gaseous medium passes and upon which the fibers are condensed to form a fibrous web, and a formation duct between the fiberizing roll and the forming surface for defining a flow path for the gaseous suspension of fibers from the fiberizing roll to the forming surface; the improvement wherein the formation duct includes front and back, substantially planar inner surfaces which may slightly converge in a direction from the fiberizing roll to the forming surface, but preferably diverge at an angle of up to about 41/2 degrees when the forming surface is a curved surface of a cylindrical drum, and up to about 11/2 degrees when the forming surface is a linear surface of a forming belt; the formation duct being inclined to the forming surface to define an incidence ang
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Joel Peter Gotchel, Henry James Norton, Aris Constantine Spengos, Lawrence Vaalburg
  • Patent number: 4000816
    Abstract: Moisture impervious packaging systems for retaining articles include a container body and a closure lid hingedly connected thereto. The container body includes a bottom wall and upwardly extending peripheral walls ending in an upper surface that defines an access opening into an interior compartment in which the articles are retained. The lid includes a peripheral frame member providing the side margins of the lid, and a separate moisture impervious sheet adhered to the frame member for providing the top wall of the lid. The moisture impervious sheet constituting the top wall of the lid preferably is also adhered to the upper surface of the container body for providing a primary moisture impervious seal for the interior compartment of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1977
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Harry Spruyt
  • Patent number: 3993191
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dividable transport package consisting of two or more containers placed on a single pallet in side-by-side relationship on opposite sides of a vertical dividing plane. The pallet forms the bottom of the package and includes a continuous-plane platform of low tear strength material which supports all of the containers in the package. The pallet is encircled in each of the vertical dividing planes by a thin band of high tensile strength material which, upon being pulled through the pallet, divides the pallet to form two or more separate self-supporting, palletized packages. Also disclosed is a dividable pallet for supporting two or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: John N. Membrino
  • Patent number: 3982990
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming countertops and the like from a laminated blank bends a side section of the blank to form a substantially vertical back splash and inserts a cove stick into a cove at the bend junction of the blank. The apparatus includes a work-supporting bed for supporting the laminated blank, a bend bar movably mounted with respect to the bed and fluid-actuated pressure means for forcing the bend bar against a side section of the laminated blank for bending the side section into a vertical back splash. A cove stick inserting assembly is connected to the bend bar and includes support means for supporting a cove stick adjacent a cove formed at the bend junction of the laminated blank after the bending operation, and fluid-actuated pressure means for inserting the cove stick into the cove to thereby complete the formation of the countertop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Inventor: Ronald C. Goebel
  • Patent number: 3982302
    Abstract: Web forming apparatus of this invention includes a fiberizing roll for separating fibers from a feed mat and entraining them in a gaseous medium, a foraminous forming surface through which the gaseous medium passes and upon which the fibers are condensed to form a fibrous web and a formation duct having an upstream end adjacent the fiberizing roll and a downstream end adjacent the forming surface, whereby the formation duct defines a flow path for the gaseous suspension of fibers from the fiberizing roll to the forming surface; the improvement including passageways at opposite sides of the apparatus adjacent the upstream end of the formation duct for communicating the duct with an atmosphere having a lower pressure than that within the duct for removing air to eliminate the adverse effect of vortices which are created by rotation of the fiberizing roll. A method of forming a fibrous web by employing the abovedescribed apparatus also forms a part of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Lawrence Vaalburg