Patents by Inventor Byrd Tyler Miller, IV

Byrd Tyler Miller, IV 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: 11390995
    Abstract: A method to prepare, pulp, and bleach cannabis bast and hurd fibers to allow for the fiber to be incorporated into absorbent cellulosic structures on a wet-laid paper machine while keeping the pectin within the fibers. The wet laid paper machine can use the ATMOS, NTT, ETAD, TAD, or UCTAD method to produce the absorbent cellulosic structure. Absorbent cellulosic structures are produced with the cannabis bast and hurd fibers or with the bast fibers alone with the hurd fibers being combined with paper mill sludge or dust to form a fuel pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Randy H. Elgin
  • Patent number: 11391000
    Abstract: A multi-ply flushable wipe includes a ply having first and second exterior layers and a middle layer disposed therebetween. Each of the exterior layers includes at least 50% by weight natural fibers. When foam-formed, the middle layer includes at least 25% by weight natural fibers. In embodiments, the middle layer may include at least 75% by weight natural fibers. The middle layer also includes synthetic fibers that have a length within the range of 1 mm and 20 mm. The wipe may have a length weight weighted average fiber length of less than 4 mm and a wet CD strength of greater than 20 N/m. Each ply of the wipe may be formed by wetlaying the first and second exterior layers and a foam formed middle layer to form a web, imprinting the web with a structured fabric, and drying the web. The plies are then attached using a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220192438
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent structure including mixing ultra-high molecular weight (“UHMW”) glyoxalated polyvinylamide adducts (“GPVM”) and/or high molecular weight (“HMW”), glyoxalated polyacrylamide and/or high cationic charge glyoxalated polyacrylamide (“GPAM”) copolymers and high molecular weight (“HMW”) anionic polyacrylamide (“APAM”) with the furnish during stock preparation of a wet laid papermaking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, James E. Bradbury, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220170209
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Phillip MACDONALD, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Justin S. PENCE
  • Publication number: 20220170208
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Phillip MACDONALD, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Justin S. PENCE
  • Patent number: 11332889
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11286622
    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: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220090326
    Abstract: A method of producing wet laid disposable bath tissue, facial tissue, and paper towel with enhanced properties through application of surface additives using a piezoelectrical apparatus or application device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Matthew John Walkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20220081190
    Abstract: A shippable bundled product including a plurality of paper product rolls each individually packaged by a first package material and arranged relative to one another so as to form a bundle. The bundle is packaged by a second package material. The second package material has a shrinkage factor relative to the bundle of less than zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chris B. Anklam, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Amiel Sam Sabbagh, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 11242656
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210348333
    Abstract: A method of forming a fibrous web including the steps of providing a fiber slurry, depositing the fiber slurry between an inner forming wire and an outer forming wire, wherein the outer forming wire comprises a structured fabric and the inner forming wire contacts a segment of a forming roll, and rotating the forming roll so that the fiber slurry moves into contact with the structured fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210340711
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210310190
    Abstract: A papermaking process including the steps of forming a wet paper web on a papermaking machine, pulling vacuum through the web to remove water from the web and thereby generate discharge air, and diverting at least a portion of the discharge air through a control loop to a hot air drying system within the papermaking process to aid in drying the web, wherein the vacuum is generated by centrifugal blowers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James E. SEALEY II, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV
  • Patent number: 11118311
    Abstract: A papermaking process including the steps of forming a wet paper web on a papermaking machine, pulling vacuum through the web to remove water from the web and thereby generate discharge air, and diverting at least a portion of the discharge air through a control loop to a hot air drying system within the papermaking process to aid in drying the web, wherein the vacuum is generated by centrifugal blowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11098448
    Abstract: A method of forming a fibrous web including the steps of providing a fiber slurry, depositing the fiber slurry between an inner forming wire and an outer forming wire, wherein the outer forming wire comprises a structured fabric and the inner forming wire contacts a segment of a forming roll, and rotating the forming roll so that the fiber slurry moves into contact with the structured fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11098453
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210164168
    Abstract: A structured rolled sanitary tissue product having at least two plies, wherein the structured rolled sanitary tissue product has a crumple resistance of less than 30 grams force, a caliper of at least 450 microns/ply, and a bulk softness (TS7) of 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence, James E. Sealey
  • Publication number: 20210164166
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent structure including forming a stock mixture of fibers, a cationic wet strength resin, an anionic polyacrylamide and a cellulase enzyme, and at least partially drying the stock mixture to form a web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Kevin BRENNAN, James E. BRADBURY, Phillip MACDONALD, Taras Z. Andrukh
  • Publication number: 20210164161
    Abstract: A fabric or belt for a papermaking machine including a first layer that defines a web contacting surface and a second layer that supports the first layer. The first layer is made of extruded polymer and includes a plurality of first elements aligned in a first direction, a plurality of second elements aligned in a second direction and extending over the plurality of first elements, and a plurality of open portions defined by the plurality of first and second elements. The second layer is made of woven fabric. The first layer is bonded to the second layer so that the first layer extends only partially through the second layer and an interface formed between the first and second layers includes bonded and unbonded portions and airflow channels that extend in a plane parallel to the first and second layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210164169
    Abstract: A multi-ply through air dried structured tissue having a bulk softness of less than 10 TS7 and a lint value of 5.0 or less. Each ply of the tissue has a first exterior layer that includes a wet end temporary wet strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton and a wet end dry strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton, an interior layer that includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant, and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant, and a second exterior layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV