Patents by Inventor André Mellin

André Mellin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10427903
    Abstract: A leading edge device for incorporation into an introductory portion a concave cradle is disclosed d. The concave cradle is associated with an upper winding roller of a surface winder to form a winding cradle for winding a web material having a velocity, v, around a core having a radius, R, inserted therein to obtain a log. The leading edge device has a surface having a texture provided thereto for contacting the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gustav André Mellin
  • Patent number: 10427902
    Abstract: An introductory portion for a surface winder is disclosed. The introductory portion comprises a surface. The surface has at least one channel disposed therein. The at least one channel has a single entry point and a single exit point and extends from a position external to the introductory portion and a first location disposed upon the surface. The first location is disposed upon the surface and is capable of receiving a fluid from the at least one channel. The fluid is fluidically displaced onto the core from the at least one channel when the core is in contacting engagement with the first location disposed upon the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gustav André Mellin, Bobby Randall Spence
  • Patent number: 10363583
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing particles, such as dust, generated by a moving web is disclosed. A dust control platform is positioned adjacent to a traversing web to catch the particles generated by the web. The particles pass through one or more apertures defined by an accumulation surface. The particles pass through the accumulation surface and into an accumulation chamber. The accumulation chamber may include a sweeping device or other device that may be used to transfer the accumulated particles to a collection chamber. The collection chamber is connected to a vacuum source. Vacuum is applied to the collection chamber by the vacuum source such that the particles are removed from the collection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pawel M. Siczek, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190161912
    Abstract: A deflection member. The deflection member can be a unitary structure having a plurality of discrete primary elements and a plurality of secondary elements. At least one of the secondary elements can be an elongate member having a major axis having both a machine direction vector component and a cross machine direction vector component. In an example, the secondary elements can be arranged in a Voronoi pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, John Leslie Brent, JR., James Michael Singer, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190160496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing particles, such as dust, generated by a moving web is disclosed. A dust control platform is positioned adjacent to a traversing web to catch the particles generated by the web. The particles pass through one or more apertures defined by an accumulation surface. The particles pass through the accumulation surface and into an accumulation chamber. The accumulation chamber may include a sweeping device or other device that may be used to transfer the accumulated particles to a collection chamber. The collection chamber is connected to a vacuum source. Vacuum is applied to the collection chamber by the vacuum source such that the particles are removed from the collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Pawel M. Siczek, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 10233593
    Abstract: A deflection member. The deflection member can be a unitary structure having a plurality of discrete primary elements and a plurality of secondary elements. At least one of the secondary elements can be an elongate member having a major axis having both a machine direction vector component and a cross machine direction vector component. In an example, the secondary elements can be arranged in a Voronoi pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer, Gustav Andres Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190078264
    Abstract: A roll of sanitary tissue product that includes a shaped line of weakness, wherein the roll of sanitary tissue product exhibits a roll compressibility of from about 2% to about 10%, and a Full Sheet Tensile Strength of between about 400 g and about 850 g, as measured by the Full Sheet Tensile Strength Test Method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Katie Kristine Glass, Angela Marie Leimbach, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190078266
    Abstract: A web of toilet tissue that includes a shaped line of weakness, wherein the toilet tissue exhibits a LWP Factor of greater than about 7, and an average Free Fiber End value of greater than about 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Katie Kristine Glass, Angela Marie Leimbach, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190078267
    Abstract: A roll of sanitary tissue product that includes a shaped line of weakness, wherein the roll of sanitary tissue product exhibits a roll compressibility of from about 2% to about 10%, and the sanitary tissue product has a Full Sheet Average Trapezoidal Tear Strength of about 8 g to about 20 g, as measured by the Full Sheet Average Trapezoidal Tear Force Method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Katie Kristine Glass, Angela Marie Leimbach, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20190078265
    Abstract: A web of toilet tissue that includes a shaped line of weakness, wherein toilet tissue exhibits a LWP Factor of greater than about 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Katie Kristine Glass, Angela Marie Leimbach, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 10214856
    Abstract: A deflection member. The deflection member can be a unitary structure having a plurality of discrete primary elements and a plurality of secondary elements. At least one of the secondary elements can be an elongate member having a major axis having both a machine direction vector component and a cross machine direction vector component. Each discrete primary element can be an open structure having at least two linking segments, with at least one of the plurality of linking segments having a Z-direction vector component. In an example, either of the secondary elements or the linking segments can be arranged in a Voronoi pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer, Gustav Andres Mellin
  • Patent number: 10173414
    Abstract: A system for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include a sleeve having a sleeve exit and an inner region and a rotating roll disposed within the inner region. A vascular network can be disposed within the rotating roll, the vascular network being configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from the interior region to the exterior surface through a substantially radial path, the substantially radial path ending at an exit point of a fluid exit, wherein the exit point is associated with a sleeve exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Publication number: 20180333737
    Abstract: A system for dosing one or more fluids on a substrate, the system comprising a rotating roll. The rotating roll has a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis; an exterior surface defining an interior region and substantially surrounding the central longitudinal axis; and a vascular network configured for transporting the one or more fluids in a predetermined path from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 10124573
    Abstract: A gravure printing system comprising a gravure cylinder having a first plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof is disclosed. Each cell of said first plurality of discrete cells has a nominal diameter and is capable of receiving a fluid that is a first combination of at least two primary fluids. The fluid is fluidically displaceable through a discrete channel having a single entry point at said first position and a single exit point into a first cell of said first plurality of discrete cells. The outer surface has a metal plating disposed thereon. The metal plating reduces the nominal diameter of each cell of the first plurality of discrete cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav André Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 10060062
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of atomized fluid to a web material having a first surface and a second surface opposed thereto is disclosed. The apparatus is provided with a fluid source disposed adjacent to the first surface of the web material and a receipt plenum disposed adjacent to the second surface of the web material. The receipt plenum provides a source of negative pressure to the second surface of the web material. A fluid disposed from the fluid source contacts the first surface of the web material and is caused to traverse therethrough by the source of negative pressure. A portion of the fluid contacting the first surface of the web material is contained by the receipt plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Valle, Katie Kristine Glass, Hasan Eroglu, David Warren Loebker, Kurt David Alexander, André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, David William Cabell, John Gerhard Michael, Stanford Royce Jackson, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10016779
    Abstract: A method for delivering a High Internal Phase Emulsion to a substrate. The method includes providing a rotating roll, The rotating roll has a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis, an exterior surface defining an interior region and substantially surrounding the central longitudinal axis, and a vascular network configured for transporting the one or more fluids in a predetermined path from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll. The method further includes providing a High Internal Phase Emulsion to the rotating roll vascular network. The method further includes contacting a substrate with the rotating roll and contacting the substrate with the High Internal Phase Emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav Andre Mellin, Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr., Paul Aaron Grosse, Gregory Alan Lengerich
  • Publication number: 20180162006
    Abstract: A log saw clamp for temporarily restraining a convolutely wound log of web material for a log saw is disclosed. The log saw clamp comprises a support structure having a first and second cam disposed therein, a pair of opposed first and second paddles, and a first and second linkage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Henry Kettula, Jonathan Lee Price, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Publication number: 20180162004
    Abstract: An array of finished products, each finished product in the array having a length relative error of less than 0.81% of a target length, H is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Henry KETTULA, Jonathan Lee PRICE, Victoria Grace STRAIN, Gustav Andre MELLIN
  • Publication number: 20180162005
    Abstract: A log saw for cutting convolutely wound logs of web material is disclosed. The log saw comprises a cutting blade operating in a cutting plane, a log saw clamp for the retention of a convolutely wound log of web material such that the convolutely wound log of web material extends in a log advancing path through to the cutting plane, and control means connected to the clamping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Henry KETTULA, Jonathan Lee PRICE, Gustav Andre MELLIN
  • Patent number: D833497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victoria Grace Strain, Gustav André Mellin