Patents Assigned to Fort James Corporation
  • Patent number: 7634421
    Abstract: A method for tour planning. The method comprising: creating a first schematic, wherein the first schematic comprises at least a first lane between a first accent point and a second accent point; creating a tour as an instance of the first schematic, wherein the tour comprises at least a first segment corresponding to the first lane of the first schematic; and assigning a load to the first segment of the tour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Ram Pandit
  • Publication number: 20080242525
    Abstract: A die assembly for producing paperboard pressware includes an obliquely angled, continuous ring, and/or annular stop member between an inner die member and an outer die ring. Increased surface area of contact between stop components provides greater wear resistance, and the angled contact face maintains alignment of the die components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Johns, Mircea Sofronie
  • Publication number: 20080107698
    Abstract: A cellulosic sheet for paper towel includes an anti-microbial lotion on the towel which increases water absorbency times (WAR) to further promote lotion transfer to the skin and increase lotion transfer effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: FORT JAMES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phuong V. Luu, Kang Chang Yeh
  • Publication number: 20080087390
    Abstract: A method for bleaching cellulosic pulp is disclosed, with one embodiment revealing a three-step bleaching method for cellulosic pulp comprising an activating bleach step, an alkaline peroxide step, and a reductive bleach step. The cellulosic pulp treated according to the present invention may possess a greater GE brightness gain than if treated according to conventional methods, while not suffering a significant loss of lignin. The cellulosic pulp may comprise recycled fibers, including those with high groundwood content. The bleaching method may also decrease the pH of the pulp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lee, Stephanie A. Keen, H. Charles Thomas, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Publication number: 20070199852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a product and method for dispensing and packaging items comprising at least two nestable complementary components. The complementary components are provided in stacks where each stack comprises a nested portion of each of the complementary components. One stack will have one complementary component located on the top end of the stack and the other complementary component will be present on the bottom end of that stack. As presented for use in a carton, each stack will have a different complementary component on the respective top end of the stack. A user will select a complementary component from each stack to provide a completed item for use. The invention is particularly suited for lidded cups or containers where the cups or containers and lids are packaged together for complementary use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Lynda L. Rutledge, Prateek Lal, Lynn Collins
  • Publication number: 20070095461
    Abstract: Easy starting rolls of perforated tissue product which have a reduced tendency to ply separate are formed with an adhesively secured doubled over tail tab folded against the roll. The strength and location of the bonds are controlled by controlling the penetration of the adhesive into the tissue. The dry tensile strength of the projecting folded over tail tab exceeds 400 g/in and the caliper thereof exceeds one mil The adhesive bonds are spaced away from lines of perforation joining sheets in the initial sheets of the roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Teresa Redmann, Richard Huss, Brian Schuh, Terry Witkowski
  • Publication number: 20070087041
    Abstract: A lotion includes a micro-emulsion composition, which is liquid at room temperature and undergoes a phase change to a semi-solid or solid upon contact with a substrate. The micro-emulsion composition can include a polar emollient, a non-polar emollient, a non-ionic surfactant, and a co-surfactant. The invention also includes a substrate treated with the lotion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: FORT JAMES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phuong Luu, David White, Jacob Propp, Brian Schuh
  • Patent number: 7195810
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet made from an air-laid fiber web includes a functional emboss pattern of a continuous (wave-like) shape extending in the machine direction of the sheet. The emboss pattern defines a plurality of compressed regions operative to preferentially convey sorbed liquid away from the point of insult to prevent product failure. The sheet is particularly useful as absorbent core material within a multi-layer absorbent pad. In a further aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of making absorbent sheet utilizing an emboss roll provided with radially projecting circumferential sinuate bosses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley G. Schmidt, Jennifer N. Wergin, Barbara V. Buman, Michael P. Bouchette
  • Publication number: 20070062656
    Abstract: A method of making linerboard with elevated CD strength includes: a) compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fibers; b) applying the dewatered web having apparently random fiber distribution to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; c) fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 15 to about 75 percent utilizing a patterned creping fabric. The creping step occurs under pressure in a fabric-creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric, wherein the fabric is traveling at second speed slower than the speed of the transfer surface and the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity, delta and web consistency are selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surface and distributed on the creping fabric. The fabric-creped web has an elevated CD strength as compared with the web prior to fabric-creping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: FORT JAMES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Murray, Steven Edwards, Daniel Sumnicht
  • Publication number: 20070062969
    Abstract: A free-standing dispenser for inter-folded towels capable of being placed in a wide variety of postures having an opening which facilitates one handed dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Cittadino, Scott Kouri, Richard Page, Jean Kiple
  • Publication number: 20070042887
    Abstract: A die assembly for producing paperboard pressware includes an obliquely angled, continuous ring, and/or annular stop member between an inner die member and an outer die ring. Increased surface area of contact between stop components provides greater wear resistance, and the angled contact face maintains alignment of the die components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Johns, Mircea Sofronie
  • Publication number: 20070042072
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved pressware forming apparatus. At least one of die pairs used in the apparatus can be narrowed in a cross-direction as compared to the cross-directional width of pressware forming tools used in prior an apparatus. The present invention allows addition of at least one additional die pair in the pressware forming tool when used in a standard sized pressware forming apparatus. The present invention also provides components for use in such apparatus and methods of making pressware from the apparatus herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Johns, Mark Littlejohn, Thomas Zelinski, Kenneth Zirbel, Luke Stumpf
  • Publication number: 20070029332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a container suitable for providing insulation wherein the container has an inner shrink film liner. The sidewalls of the container, which can be made from paperboard or other suitable material, are vented to allow ambient air to freely flow through the sidewall of the container during activation of the shrink film with hot liquid or other suitable material. When the container is filled with material having a temperature of from about 130° F. to up to about 212° F., the shrink film is activated and the container provides excellent insulation, thereby allowing the container to be held in a consumer's hand for an extended period without causing burns or excessive discomfort. Methods of making this container are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Hartjes, Michael Breining, Gerald Van Handel, David Brown, Walter Malakhow
  • Patent number: 7169400
    Abstract: A lotion includes a micro-emulsion composition, which is liquid at room temperature and undergoes a phase change to a semi-solid or solid upon contact with a substrate. The micro-emulsion composition can include a polar emollient, a non-polar emollient, a non-ionic surfactant, and a co-surfactant. The invention also includes a substrate treated with the lotion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Phuong Van Luu, David W. White, Jacob H. Propp, Brian J. Schuh
  • Publication number: 20060286325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to foam-paperboard laminates (foam-paperboard laminates) prepared using an in situ foaming process. The foam-paperboard laminates of the present invention are formed by extruding LDPE polymer onto a moisture containing paperboard to provide a LDPE-coated paperboard material. Upon heating of the LDPE-coated paperboard, the moisture in the paperboard causes steam to act as a blowing agent for the LDPE and a LDPE foam is obtained. The foam is adhered to the paperboard by way of physical adhesion of the polymer to the paperboard. The foam-paperboard laminates of the present invention exhibit insulating and cushioning properties. The foam-paperboard laminates are suitable for use, for example, in insulating beverage cups, food service containers, packaging material, and in other products where laminates can be useful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Dean Swoboda, Rana Shehadeh, Anthony Swiontek, Gregory Anderson
  • Publication number: 20060283538
    Abstract: A multi-ply tissue includes a first cellulosic embossed ply having an emboss pattern applied over a portion of its surface and a second cellulosic embossed ply of tissue. The first ply is contact laminated to the second ply so that the primary adhesion between the plies of tissue is the result of contact between cellulosic fibers. The first and second plies contact one another in contact-areas, with the contact areas between the first and second plies defining compliant voids. The contact areas between the first ply and the second ply are elongated and/or rounded contact areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: FORT JAMES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Galyn Schulz, Gary Worry, Kang Yeh, Thomas Kershaw
  • Patent number: D532656
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Mark B. Littlejohn
  • Patent number: D533406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Mark B. Littlejohn
  • Patent number: D533779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Alois A. Schmidtner, Jonathan E. Rush
  • Patent number: D535193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventor: Lynda Rutledge