Patents Assigned to Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
  • Patent number: 10548437
    Abstract: A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a supply of sheet product reduces accumulation of the sheet product in the chute. The dispenser comprises a housing including a chute having a sheet product dispensing opening, a sheet product feed roller assembly disposed in the housing and configured to feed sheet product from the supply of sheet product into the chute, and a pusher disposed in the housing and configured to engage the sheet product fed from the sheet product feed roller assembly at a location downstream from the sheet product feed roller assembly and push the sheet product fed from the sheet product feed roller assembly toward the dispensing opening to reduce accumulation of the sheet product in the chute. A related method of reducing accumulation of the sheet product in the chute also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Brian Scott Borke
  • Publication number: 20180009618
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. BOMSTAD, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Patent number: 9821923
    Abstract: A package of product units includes an entirely wrapped first product unit including a first product unit completely enveloped in a cover. An entirely wrapped second product unit (i) includes a second product unit completely enveloped in a cover and (ii) is disposed adjacent to the wrapped first product unit. A band disposed around the wrapped first product unit and the wrapped second product unit creates a secured product arrangement A wrapper completely envelopes the band, the wrapped first product unit, and the wrapped second product unit of the secured product arrangement to create a wrapped secured product arrangement, such that the wrapper directly contacts the band The wrapped secured product arrangement consists essentially of wrapped product units, the band, and the wrapper. The cover of the first product unit, the cover of the second product unit, the band, and the wrapper each comprises a plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Gregory D. Moore, Tracey L. Meckley, Michael S. Dwyer
  • Patent number: 9783934
    Abstract: A multi-ply bath tissue includes a first ply forming a first surface of the bath tissue. The first ply includes first and second layers. A second ply forms a second surface of the bath tissue. The second ply includes first and second layers. At least one of the first and second layers of at least one of the first ply and the second ply includes a temporary wet strength resin. The bath tissue has a cross machine direction (CD) wet tensile strength of between about 50 grams to about 90 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: John H. Dwiggins, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 9777143
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an article of manufacture, which can be a fiber and or a film. In one aspect, the fiber or the film comprises a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and an inorganic filler comprising particles having an average diameter of less than about 20 micrometers. The PVOH has a degree of hydrolysis of greater than about 95% and is present in a range between about 20 wt. % and about 99 wt. % based on the total fiber weight. Methods of making the fibers and films are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9777129
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles of manufacture, including fibers and films, and methods of making thereof. In accordance with the present invention, the article includes a binder impregnated with or encapsulating a filler. The binder is a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), cellulose nanofibrils, or a combination of the PVOH and cellulose nanofibrils. The filler is deinking waste solids comprising ash and cellulose fines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Thomas Schulze, Frank-Gunther Niemz
  • Patent number: 9771232
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 9771686
    Abstract: A method of producing a paper product. A paper web is formed on a paper machine. The paper web has a plurality of sections. The web is analyzed to perform at least one of inspecting and identifying properties. The web is marked with a plurality of marks. At least one mark is marked at each of the plurality of sections. Thereafter, the web is wound with a winder to form a parent roll. A paper rating is assigned to each section based upon properties in that section that are identified. The web is unwound from the parent roll on a converting line having a plurality of operational parameters. At least one of the plurality of marks is read with a mark reading unit. The paper rating associated with the at least one mark is obtained. At least one operational parameter of the converting line is changed based upon the rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Petersen, Joseph A. Schulz, Gregory T. Johnson, Mark F. Gerrits
  • Patent number: 9771185
    Abstract: A package has a package body and a handle for carrying the package. The package body has at least one face and a reclosable opening on the at least one face. The handle is positioned over the reclosable opening and has a first strap, a second strap, and a connection portion. The first strap includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the first strap is attached to a face of the package body. The second strap includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the second strap is attached to a face of the package body and is disposed opposite to the first end of the first strap. The connection portion is located on the second end of the second strap and is detachably engaged to the second end of the first strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Gregory D. Moore
  • Publication number: 20170254023
    Abstract: A water dispersible wipe includes a web including at least 10 weight % (wt. %) of a fibrillated regenerated cellulose microfiber (CMF) based on the total weight of the web, the remaining fibers of the web including natural cellulosic fibers; a wet strength agent disposed within the web; and a pH-modifying composition having a wetting pH disposed within the web; wherein the water dispersible wipe includes at least two webs and disperses upon exposure to an aqueous environment having a pH greater than the wetting pH and has a cross-direction (CD) wet tensile of at least 75 g/in after 24 hours as measured according to IVDA Standard Test WSP 110.4 (05).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicants: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Stephanie P. Boyce
  • Patent number: 9751731
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a reel hoist interlock system for an overhead crane having one or more sensors disposed on a hook of the overhead crane. The sensors provide a signal indicative of whether the hook is secured to an object to be lifted by the overhead crane. The reel hoist interlock system also includes transmitters in communication with the sensors. The transmitters receive and transmit the signal provided by the sensors. The reel hoist interlock system further includes a controller configured to operate the overhead crane based on an input signal received from a remote and based on the signals received from the transmitters and indicators operated by the controller based on the signals received from at least one of the transmitters and the remote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Michael F. Masar, Joe S. Pierucki
  • Patent number: 9739015
    Abstract: A multi-ply bath tissue includes cellulosic microfibers and wood pulp fibers. The bath tissue has sufficient temporary wet strength resin to provide an initial Finch Cup cross-machine direction (CD) wet tensile of from about 2.5 to about 20 g/3 in. per pound of basis weight, decaying to less than 65% of the initial value in less than 15 minutes after immersion in water, and a caliper of at least 5 mils per 8 sheets per pound of basis weight. At least one of the plies includes a plurality of fiber-enriched hollow domed regions having a relatively high basis weight, a plurality of connecting regions having a relatively lower basis weight forming a network interconnecting the fiber-enriched hollow domed regions of the sheet, and a plurality of transition regions with upwardly and inwardly inflected consolidated fibrous regions transitioning from the connecting regions into the fiber-enriched hollow domed regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Joseph H. Miller, Daniel W. Sumnicht, T. Philips Oriaran, Brian J. Schuh, Alberto J. Ramirez, Jeffrey A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20170233909
    Abstract: A water-dispersible nonwoven substrate includes a structured web of fibers. The structured web has a first surface and a second surface. The first surface has substantially filled protrusions extending outwardly from the first surface and connecting regions disposed between the protrusions. The average fiber densities of the protrusions and connecting regions are substantially the same, and the fibers are individualized plant-based fibers, reconstituted cellulosic fibers, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Alan E. Wright, Micheal S. Lerch, Joseph H. Miller, Dean J. Baumgartner, Greg Wendt, Daniel Sumnicht, Leonard E. Duello, David W. White, Tom J. Daul, Kip K. Decker, Samuel C. Baer
  • Publication number: 20170218569
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing, preventing, or eliminating wrinkles in a paper sheet during papermaking. The systems may include a dryer configured to dry a continuous paper sheet having a travel direction. The system may also include at least one roll configured to receive the dried continuous paper sheet. The systems may also include an air spreader located downstream of the dryer and upstream of the at least one roll. The at least one roll may include one or more calendering rolls. The air spreader may include a plurality of nozzles configured to expel a gas toward the dried sheet. The nozzles may be oriented in a direction at least partially opposed to the travel direction of the dried sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew RAINES, Kenneth C. HENDERSON, Anthony C. JELKS
  • Patent number: 9717378
    Abstract: Embodiments of a roll support, and a roll support system, for a sheet product dispenser are disclosed. One such roll support includes an arm having an end portion and an aperture proximate the end portion of the arm and recessed therein. The aperture includes a capture region and a release region. The capture region has a width dimensioned to receive a matching end cap and shaped to allow the matching end cap to rotate freely within the capture region. The release region is contiguous with the capture region and has a width less than the width of the capture region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Antonio Michael Cittadino
  • Patent number: D793819
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventor: Roy J. Rozek
  • Patent number: D796223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Nickolas Everett Madsen
  • Patent number: D798629
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Aaron Lee Sinclair, Joel Eric Tetreault
  • Patent number: D799235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Nickolas Everett Madsen
  • Patent number: D799236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventor: Nickolas Everett Madsen