Patents by Inventor David S. Veldhuizen

David S. Veldhuizen 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: 10744545
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer
  • Patent number: 10202251
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10201840
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer
  • Publication number: 20190022716
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. BAUMGARTNER, David Drew RAINES, Theodore D. KENNEDY, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Glenn W. BUSCH, Mitchell S. EDBAUER
  • Publication number: 20180346273
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Thomas K. TOOTHMAN, Lawrence J. FUCHS
  • Patent number: 10071871
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9297119
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder S. Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20150122441
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder S. Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 8968519
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder Singh Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20140262094
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew RAINES, Farminder Singh ANAND, Theodore D. KENNEDY, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. BAUMGARTNER
  • Publication number: 20140263804
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20130269734
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer