Patents Examined by Eric Hug
  • Patent number: 10699397
    Abstract: Processes of determining features of a paper-making fabric. The processes utilize a representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, with the representation showing at least one of (i) locations and (ii) sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric. An image of the portion of the fabric is generated based on the representation. Using the displayed image, an outline is drawn around at least one of the knuckles, and guidelines are drawn such that the guidelines at least one of (i) pass through the center of the outlined knuckle, (ii) pass through the other knuckles, and (iii) form a shape that surrounds areas of the image that correspond to where the pockets are formed between the knuckles. With the outlined knuckle and guidelines, properties that affect the paper-making functionality of the fabric may be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Daniel H. Sze
  • Patent number: 10689257
    Abstract: A bio buckypaper synthesized with fish scales may be manufactured by mixing carrageenan with a bio waste solution to provide a first mixture, adding carbon nanotubes to the first mixture produce a second mixture, sonicating the second mixture, and evaporative-casting the second mixture to produce the bio buckypaper. In an embodiment, the carrageenan may be ?-carrageenan. In an embodiment, the carbon nanotubes may be single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) or multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). In an embodiment, the bio waste solution may be derived from fish scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Ali Kanakhir Aldalbahi, Manal Ahmed Gasmelseed Awad, Khalid Mustafa Osman Ortashi, Shaykha Mohammed Alzahly
  • Patent number: 10683614
    Abstract: A deflection member that includes a reinforcing member and a plurality of tiles fastened to the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer, John Allen Manifold, Mario M. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10676868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a film having an oxygen transmission rate in the range of from 1 cc/m2/24 h to 500 cc/m2/24 h according to ASTM D-3985, at a relative humidity of more than 50% at 25° C., or higher than 75% at 25° C., or higher than 85% at 25° C., wherein the method comprises the steps of: providing a first suspension comprising a microfibrillated cellulose, wherein the dry content of the suspension is in the range of from 0.1 to 10% by weight, adding a wet strength additive to said first suspension, at an amount of from 0.1 to 10 weight-% based on the amount of microfibrillated cellulose (dry/dry), thereby forming a mixture of the microfibrillated cellulose and the wet strength additive, applying said mixture to a substrate to form a fibrous web and drying said web to form said film. The present invention also relates to a film produced according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Kaj Backfolk, Esa Saukkonen, Nina Ruohoniemi, Katja Lyytikainen
  • Patent number: 10676865
    Abstract: A deflection member that includes a reinforcing member and a plurality of tiles fastened to the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer, John Allen Manifold
  • Patent number: 10647162
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a tread having main grooves extending in circumferential direction, and land portions partitioned by the main grooves. The main grooves include a pair of shoulder main grooves on tread edge sides, the land portions include a pair of shoulder ribs between the shoulder grooves and tread edges, rib has shoulder lug grooves extending from tread edge to axial direction inner side and having inner end terminated without reaching shoulder groove, and shoulder sipes extending from shoulder groove to axial direction outer side between adjacent lug grooves in the circumferential direction and having outer end terminated without reaching tread edge, and the ribs are forming such that circumferential direction length of first region between inner ends of sipe and adjacent lug groove is in range of 2 to 4 times circumferential direction length of second region between inner ends of sipe and the other adjacent lug groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Osawa
  • Patent number: 10639939
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a tread having a tread surface, circumferential main grooves on the tread, and land portions formed between the circumferential main grooves. Each of the circumferential main grooves has, in a lateral cross-sectional view, a groove bottom surface, an outside groove wall surface, an inside groove wall surface, an outside curved portion connecting the groove bottom surface with the outside groove wall surface, and an inside curved portion connecting the groove bottom surface with the inside groove wall surface. In the lateral cross-sectional view, (a minimum curvature radius of the outside curved portion)>(a minimum curvature radius of the inside curved portion) is satisfied. (the groove wall angle ? [between a tread normal line and the outside groove wall surface])<(the groove wall angle ? [between a tread normal line and the inside groove wall surface]) is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ietomo Matsunaga, Tadashi Wakiyama
  • Patent number: 10639920
    Abstract: A method for printing a wet web material comprising microfibrillated cellulose, wherein said method comprises the steps of providing an aqueous suspension comprising microfibrillated cellulose; applying said aqueous suspension to a substrate, thus forming a wet web having a moisture content in the range of 5 to 70 weight-%; wherein the method further comprises the step of treating said wet web by heating at least one well-defined portion thereof, whereby the web is provided with a print at the at least one heated portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventor: Nina Miikki
  • Patent number: 10640923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating starch in pulp, paper and board making processes, in which processes recycled fibre material is used as raw material wherein the recycled fibre material is pulped in a pulper and obtaining a pulp flow comprising an aqueous phase and at least recycled fibres and starch dispersed in the aqueous phase. The method comprising the following steps: —adding amylase enzyme inhibitor and/or at least one biocide to pulp flow or to an aqueous process flow comprising starch for preventing starch degradation, and—adding an amphoteric polymer obtained by copolymerisation of (meth)acrylamide with cationic and anionic monomers to pulp flow or to an aqueous process flow comprising starch for binding starch to the fibres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Kemira Oyj
    Inventors: Matti Hietaniemi, Jaakko Ekman, Asko Karppi, Marko Kolari
  • Patent number: 10633792
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric for fibrous web forming or processing machines extends in MD and CD-directions and includes top and bottom fabric layers bound by binder yarns. The top layer is a web contacting side with top weave structures having interwoven first MD and first CD-yarns. The bottom layer is a machine contacting side with bottom weave structures having interwoven second MD and second CD-yarns. The top weave structure has repeats and forms fiber compression areas and fiber support areas recessed in thickness direction of the fabric relative to the fiber compression areas on the web side and fiber support areas separated by fiber compression areas or vice versa. A fiber compression area has adjacent top MD-floats on the web side or adjacent top CD-floats on the web side and a fiber support area has first MD and first CD-yarns interwoven in plain weave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 10633794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a structured fibrous web (W). The method comprises forming a fibrous web (W) and conveying the formed fibrous web on a water receiving felt (5) to a dewatering nip (PN) formed by a first press unit (8) and a second press unit (9) and where an endless belt (11) is passed through the nip together with the fibrous web 5 (W) and the water receiving felt (5), The endless belt has a side which is covered by a polymer and which contacts the fibrous web (W) in the dewatering nip (PN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Valmet Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Karl-Johan Tolfsson, Ingvar Klerelid, Allan Grimm, Hans Ivarsson
  • Patent number: 10618358
    Abstract: Tread profile of a pneumatic vehicle tyre—in particular for commercial vehicles—comprising a regroovable tread profile with radially raised profile elements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and with grooves (6, 7, 8, 9), which respectively separate two adjacent profile elements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) from one another, wherein the grooves (6, 7, 8, 9) are bounded inwards in the radial direction R by a groove base (10) and on both sides in the axial direction by a profile element flank, forming the groove wall (12, 13), and wherein at least one regrooving indicator (14) for indicating the regrooving depth is respectively formed in one or more grooves (3), characterized in that, in at least one groove (8), all of the regrooving indicators (14) formed therein are formed in a groove wall (12) at a height H measured in the radial direction R of H>0 mm above the groove base (10), wherein the height H corresponds to the maximum radial abrasion position of the tyre for regrooving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Lutz, Florian Kristen
  • Patent number: 10619309
    Abstract: A tissue product including a laminate of at least two plies of a multi-layer tissue web, the tissue product having a softness value (HF) of 92.0 or greater, a lint value of 4.5 or less, and an Sdr of greater than 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Bryd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin C. Pence
  • Patent number: 10604897
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of Lyocell fibers with a tendency to fibrillate for the manufacture of a nonwoven fibrous web material, in particular for the use in a wipe, by using a foam technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gisela Goldhalm, Thomas Maier, Gert Kroner
  • Patent number: 10603961
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a plurality of blocks arranged on a tire ground contact edge. The plurality of blocks each comprise at least one main sipe that comprises: a two-dimensional sipe portion extending in a tire circumferential direction, and a three-dimensional sipe portion extending in a tire lateral direction that connects to the two-dimensional sipe portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Akashi
  • Patent number: 10584444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two layered belt useful in the manufacture of tissue products comprising a first woven layer and a second nonwoven layer joined together in a laminated arrangement. The woven layer typically forms the machine contacting layer of the belt and is woven from a highly abrasion resistant material, while the nonwoven layer contacts the nascent tissue web. The woven layer may be provided with valleys and ridges that the nascent web is molded into, while the nonwoven layer may be provided with elements that impart a visually aesthetic pattern to the web. In this manner the belt may be useful in the production of products having desirable physical properties resulting from molding into the woven fabric while also being visually pleasing to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Geoffrey Fenn Carlow, Richard Alan Zanon
  • Patent number: 10576788
    Abstract: A tire with improved uneven wear resistance has a designated tire rotation direction and includes inclined grooves in both halves of the tread surface divided by the tire equatorial plane, the inclined grooves extending inward in the tire width direction from the tread surface edge side, being inclined opposite the tire rotation direction, and being aligned in the tire circumferential direction; and an inter-inclined-groove land portion formed between each pair of inclined grooves that are adjacent in the tire circumferential direction. Along a land portion edge of the inter-inclined-groove land portion on the tire rotation direction side thereof, a point P1 located ¾ of the tread half-width from the tire equatorial plane in the tire width direction is positioned on the tire rotation direction side of a point P2 located ¼ of the tread half-width from the tire equatorial plane in the tire width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10576790
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pneumatic tire including a tread block 10 having a sipe 100 formed therein. A three-dimensional inclined surface groove 110 is formed at an upper portion of the sipe 100 formed in the tread block 10, such that three-dimensional inclined surface protrusions 16 and inclined surface grooves 17 respectively formed on both sipe side wall surfaces 15 forming the sipe 100 so as to correspond to each other may minimize a movement of the tread blocks 10 due to a stress generated from the tire contacting with a ground during driving, so as to increase a traction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kumho Tire Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Seo Lee, Hyung-Ju Seo
  • Patent number: 10563327
    Abstract: An industrial fabric is a web woven from warp yarns made of monofilaments and weft yarns made of monofilaments. The warp yarns are of a double-layer structure. One of warp yarn basic units comprises four sub-units, two sub-units being located on an upper layer, the other two sub-units being located on a lower layer. The warp yarns on the upper layer and the warp yarns on the lower layer are vertically overlapped, wherein at least two sub-units comprise two parallel narrow warp yarns. Upper warp yarns and lower warp yarns are identical in texture structure, or one surface is identical to the other surface after rotating by 180 degrees. The industrial fabric is stable in structure and good in overall consistency. The upper surface is good in flatness, the surface is free from defects, and the quality and intensity of the fabric are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ANPING XINPENG MESH BELT LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Qijun Ding, Lingjun Yuan, Peng Xie, Fujun Chen, Xiaolei Chen, Xingran Yuan
  • Patent number: 10563353
    Abstract: Provided are woven papermaking fabrics useful in the manufacture of tissue products, particularly through-air dried tissue products. The fabrics generally have a plurality of protuberances disposed on the web contacting surfaces. The protuberances are formed from a plurality warp filaments interwoven with a plurality of shute filaments and have a hollow interior pocket, which is generally bounded by the warp and shute filaments. By providing protuberances with hollow interior pockets the air permeability of the resulting woven papermaking fabric may be improved, and in certain instances may be increased, relative to similar fabrics having protuberances that are non-hollow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Lynda Ellen Collins, Mark Alan Burazin