Patents by Inventor Anthony O. Awofeso

Anthony O. Awofeso 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).

  • Publication number: 20190127914
    Abstract: The present application discloses improved cellulosic products and methods of making improved cellulosic products using split base core wet press felt designs having at least a first woven base core material and a second woven base core material, wherein the first and second base core materials are separated by at least one fibrous batting material. The present application further discloses improved cellulosic products and methods of making improved cellulosic products using press felts designs having an apertured polymeric sheet-side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: ANTHONY O. AWOFESO
  • Patent number: 9603360
    Abstract: A disposable paper towel with an anti-microbial lotion and is provided with a chromatic transfer indicator which undergoes a delayed, visually perceptible color change at a predetermined time after the towel is wetted. An anti-microbial lotion on the towel increases water absorbency times (WAR) to further promote lotion transfer to the skin and increase lotion transfer effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong Van Luu, Anthony O. Awofeso, Craig D. Yardley, Kang Chang Yeh, Bruce W. Janda
  • Publication number: 20150056148
    Abstract: A disposable paper towel with an anti-microbial lotion and is provided with a chromatic transfer indicator which undergoes a delayed, visually perceptible color change at a predetermined time after the towel is wetted. An anti-microbial lotion on the towel increases water absorbency times (WAR) to further promote lotion transfer to the skin and increase lotion transfer effectiveness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Phuong Van Luu, Anthony O. Awofeso, Craig D. Yardley, Kang Chang Yeh, Bruce W. Janda
  • Patent number: 8920823
    Abstract: A disposable paper towel with an anti-microbial lotion and is provided with a chromatic transfer indicator which undergoes a delayed, visually perceptible color change at a predetermined time after the towel is wetted. An anti-microbial lotion on the towel increases water absorbency times (WAR) to further promote lotion transfer to the skin and increase lotion transfer effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong Van Luu, Anthony O. Awofeso, Craig D. Yardley, Kang Chang Yeh, Bruce W. Janda
  • Publication number: 20140103575
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing at least a portion of a web comprising a first roll and at least a second roll. The first roll and second roll may define a first nip for embossing the web. At least one of the first roll and the second roll has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the machine direction and optionally at least one of the first and second rolls has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction. At least one of the first roll and the second roll may also have perforate embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction that may or may not be elongated. The embossing elements are capable of imparting one or both of a cube embossing pattern or a perforate emboss on the web. The web may be a cellulosic fibrous web, a portion of which is lignin-rich, high coarseness fiber having generally tubular fiber configuration. In addition, the web may be creped with an undulatory creping blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang Chang Yeh, Bruce W. Janda, Martin A. Hynnek, Gayln A. Schulz, Paul J. Ruthven, Ronald R. Reeb
  • Patent number: 8647105
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing at least a portion of a web comprising a first roll and at least a second roll. The first roll and second roll may define a first nip for embossing the web. At least one of the first roll and the second roll has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the machine direction and optionally at least one of the first and second rolls has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction. At least one of the first roll and the second roll may also have perforate embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction that may or may not be elongated. The embossing elements are capable of imparting one or both of a cube embossing pattern or a perforate emboss on the web. In addition, the web may be creped with an undulatory creping blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Bruce W. Janda, Martin A. Hynnek, Gayln A. Schulz, Paul J. Ruthven, Ronald R. Reeb
  • Patent number: 8388992
    Abstract: A disposable paper towel with an anti-microbial lotion and is provided with a chromatic transfer indicator which undergoes a delayed, visually perceptible color change at a predetermined time after the towel is wetted. An anti-microbial lotion on the towel increases water absorbency times (WAR) to further promote lotion transfer to the skin and increase lotion transfer effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong Van Luu, Anthony O. Awofeso, Craig D. Yardley, Kang Chang Yeh, Bruce W. Janda
  • Publication number: 20120213879
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing at least a portion of a web comprising a first roll and at least a second roll. The first roll and second roll may define a first nip for embossing the web. At least one of the first roll and the second roll has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the machine direction and optionally at least one of the first and second rolls has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction. At least one of the first roll and the second roll may also have perforate embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction that may or may not be elongated. The embossing elements are capable of imparting one or both of a cube embossing pattern or a perforate emboss on the web. In addition, the web may be creped with an undulatory creping blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Bruce W. Janda, Martin A. Hynnek, Galyn A. Schulz, Paul J. Ruthven, Ronald R. Reeb
  • Patent number: 8178025
    Abstract: An embossing system is provided for embossing at least a portion of a web comprising a first roll and at least a second roll. The first roll and second roll may define a first nip for embossing the web. At least one of the first roll and the second roll has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the machine direction and optionally at least one of the first and second rolls has elongated embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction. At least one of the first roll and the second roll may also have perforate embossing elements extending substantially in the cross-machine direction that may or may not be elongated. The embossing elements are capable of imparting one or both of a cube embossing pattern or a perforate emboss on the web. The web may be a cellulosic fibrous web, a portion of which is lignin-rich, high coarseness fiber having generally tubular fiber configuration. In addition, the web may be creped with an undulatory creping blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Bruce W. Janda, Martin A. Hynnek, Gayln A. Schulz, Paul J. Ruthven, Ronald R. Reeb
  • Patent number: 7731819
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fiber typically includes at least about 15% by weight of high coarseness, generally tubular and lignin-rich cellulosic fiber based on the combined weight of cellulosic fiber in the sheet. Lignin-rich high coarseness, generally tubular fiber employed may be characterized by a coarseness of at least about 20 mg/100 m and an average length of 2 mm. The sheet is prepared by way of a process including applying a dewatered web to a heated rotating cylinder and creping the web from the heated cylinder with an undulatory creping blade. Preferred lignin-rich, high coarseness, generally tubular fibers include thermo and chemi mechanical pulps. A particularly preferred embodiment is a sheet including at least about 15% BCTMP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia - Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Ronald R. Reeb, Henry Chou, Bruce W. Janda
  • Publication number: 20100032113
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fiber typically includes at least about 15% by weight of high coarseness, generally tubular and lignin-rich cellulosic fiber based on the combined weight of cellulosic fiber in the sheet. Lignin-rich high coarseness, generally tubular fiber employed may be characterized by a coarseness of at least about 20 mg/100 m and an average length of 2 mm. The sheet is prepared by way of a process including applying a dewatered web to a heated rotating cylinder and creping the web from the heated cylinder with an undulatory creping blade. Preferred lignin-rich, high coarseness, generally tubular fibers include thermo and chemi mechanical pulps. A particularly preferred embodiment is a sheet including at least about 15% BCTMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Ronald R. Reeb, Henry Chou, Bruce W. Janda
  • Patent number: 7622020
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fiber typically includes at least about 15% by weight of high coarseness, generally tubular and lignin-rich cellulosic fiber based on the combined weight of cellulosic fiber in the sheet. Lignin-rich high coarseness, generally tubular fiber employed may be characterized by a coarseness of at least about 20 mg/100 m and an average length of 2 mm. The sheet is prepared by way of a process including applying a dewatered web to a heated rotating cylinder and creping the web from the heated cylinder with an undulatory creping blade. Preferred lignin-rich, high coarseness, generally tubular fibers include thermo and chemi mechanical pulps. A particularly preferred embodiment is a sheet including at least about 15% BCTMP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Ronald R. Reeb, Henry Chou, Bruce W. Janda
  • Patent number: 6709548
    Abstract: A creping blade for creping a cellulosic web from a rotatable cylinder in a creping process includes first and second side faces. The first side face is at least substantially opposite to the second side file. The blade also includes an upper surface adjacent to the first and second side faces. A plurality of notches is provided along the upper surface. Each of the notches has a bottom portion and an open end defined by at least a portion of the upper surface. The notches are configured to increase the caliper of the cellulosic web when the creping blade crepes the cellulosic web from an outer surface of the rotatable cylinder. Creped paper and improved methods of manufacturing paper are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Marinack, Anthony O. Awofeso, Frank D. Harper, Thomas N. Kershaw
  • Patent number: 6649024
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of applying a chemical treating agent to a cellulose web. The invention is further a means of increasing the bulk, absorbency and pattern definition in an embossed cellulose web without losing softness in the web. Finally, the invention includes products produced by the foregoing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: T. Philips Oriarian, Galyn A. Schulz, Dale T. Gracyalny, Michael E. Hennes, Thomas N. Kershaw, Anthony O. Awofeso
  • Publication number: 20030196772
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fiber typically includes at least about 15% by weight of high coarseness, generally tubular and lignin-rich cellulosic fiber based on the combined weight of cellulosic fiber in the sheet. Lignin-rich high coarseness, generally tubular fiber employed may be characterized by a coarseness of at least about 20 mg/100 m and an average length of 2 mm. The sheet is prepared by way of a process including applying a dewatered web to a heated rotating cylinder and creping the web from the heated cylinder with an undulatory creping blade. Preferred lignin-rich, high coarseness, generally tubular fibers include thermo and chemi mechanical pulps. A particularly preferred embodiment is a sheet including at least about 15% BCTMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Anthony O. Awofeso, Kang C. Yeh, Ronald R. Reeb, Henry Chou, Bruce W. Janda
  • Publication number: 20030131959
    Abstract: A creping blade for creping a cellulosic web from a rotatable cylinder in a creping process includes first and second side faces. The first side face is at least substantially opposite to the second side file. The blade also includes an upper surface adjacent to the first and second side faces. A plurality of notches is provided along the upper surface. Each of the notches has a bottom portion and an open end defined by at least a portion of the upper surface. The notches are configured to increase the caliper of the cellulosic web when the creping blade crepes the cellulosic web from an outer surface of the rotatable cylinder. Creped paper and improved methods of manufacturing paper are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Marinack, Anthony O. Awofeso, Frank D. Harper, Thomas N. Kershaw
  • Patent number: 6540879
    Abstract: A creping blade for creping a cellulosic web from a rotatable cylinder in a creping process includes first and second side faces. The first side face is at least substantially opposite to the second side file. The blade also includes an upper surface adjacent to the first and second side faces. A plurality of notches is provided along the upper surface. Each of the notches has a bottom portion and an open end defined by at least a portion of the upper surface. The notches are configured to increase the caliper of the cellulosic web when the creping blade crepes the cellulosic web from an outer surface of the rotatable cylinder. Creped paper and improved methods of manufacturing paper are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Marinack, Anthony O. Awofeso, Frank D. Harper
  • Publication number: 20030041989
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of applying a chemical treating agent to a cellulose web. The invention is further a means of increasing the bulk, absorbency and pattern definition in an embossed cellulose web without losing softness in the web. Finally, the invention includes products produced by the foregoing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: T. Philips Oriarian, Galyn A. Schulz, Dale T. Gracyalny, Michael E. Hennes, Thomas N. Kershaw, Anthony O. Awofeso
  • Publication number: 20020189773
    Abstract: A creping blade for creping a cellulosic web from a rotatable cylinder in a creping process includes first and second side faces. The first side face is at least substantially opposite to the second side file. The blade also includes an upper surface adjacent to the first and second side faces. A plurality of notches is provided along the upper surface. Each of the notches has a bottom portion and an open end defined by at least a portion of the upper surface. The notches are configured to increase the caliper of the cellulosic web when the creping blade crepes the cellulosic web from an outer surface of the rotatable cylinder. Creped paper and improved methods of manufacturing paper are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Marinack, Anthony O. Awofeso, Frank D. Harper, Thomas N. Kershaw
  • Patent number: RE41883
    Abstract: A substrate treated with a lotion including a skin pH balancing compound and a base lotion. The pH balancing compound is preferably an organic acid, such as an alpha-hydroxy acid, an alpha-dihydroxy acid, or a beta-hydroxyacid, a combination of an organic acid and a salt of an organic acid, or a buffer combination, such as combinations of citric acid and disodium phosphate, or disodium citrate and sodium hydroxide. The preferred lotion has the effect of maintaining the skin acid mantle while making the treated substrate, preferably tissue, towel or napkin, optionally wet-strengthened, wipe or nonwoven material, feel smooth, lubricious and nongreasy. The skin care benefits of the lotionized substrate are expressed whether the product is used dry or prewetted with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong V. Luu, T. Philips Oriaran, David W. White, Anthony O. Awofeso, Gary L. Schroeder, Richard E. Fredricks