Patents Assigned to Thilmany LLC
  • Patent number: 8071191
    Abstract: The specification discloses a method for affixing a strip to an underlying web substrate. According to the method, a substrate web having at least one surface is provided and at least one strip is applied over at least a portion of the substrate surface such that at least a significant portion of an underside surface of the strip disposed adjacent the substrate surface is unbounded to the substrate. A polymer coating is extruded over both the substrate surface and the strip. The strip is thereby affixed to the substrate surface by the coating while the portion of the underside surface of the strip remains substantially unbounded to the substrate surface. At the same time, a substantial portion of an upper surface of the strip adjacent the polymer coating layer is bonded to the coating layer. Also disclosed are packaging materials formed from the reinforced substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Thilmany LLC
    Inventor: Gary H. Knauf
  • Patent number: 7316839
    Abstract: The specification discloses a method for affixing a strip to an underlying web substrate. According to the method, a substrate web having at least one surface is provided and at least one strip is applied over at least a portion of the substrate surface such that at least a significant portion of an underside surface of the strip disposed adjacent the substrate surface is unbounded to the substrate. A polymer coating is extruded over both the substrate surface and the strip. The strip is thereby affixed to the substrate surface by the coating while the portion of the underside surface of the strip remains substantially unbounded to the substrate surface. At the same time, a substantial portion of an upper surface of the strip adjacent the polymer coating layer is bonded to the coating layer. Also disclosed are packaging materials formed from the reinforced substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Thilmany LLC
    Inventor: Gary H. Knauf
  • Patent number: 7279198
    Abstract: The specification discloses a method for extrusion coating a lightweight web. According to the method, a length of a lightweight web along with a length of a carrier web is fed to an extruder with the lightweight web positioned atop the carrier web. A polymer film is then extruded onto the combined lightweight web and carrier web to provide an extrusion-coated lightweight web. Thereafter, the extrusion-coated lightweight is separated from the carrier web. Also disclosed are extrusion-coated lightweight webs formed according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Thilmany LLC
    Inventor: Gary H. Knauf