Patents by Inventor David Skuse

David Skuse 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: 20210277607
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing a recycled cellulose-containing material and top ply comprising one or more inorganic particulate material; to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at a stage when the substrate comprising a wet web of pulp is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Per SVENDING, Jonathan Stuart PHIPPS, Tom REEVE-LARSON, Tania SELINA, David SKUSE
  • Publication number: 20210221920
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Patent number: 11001644
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Publication number: 20210025112
    Abstract: Methods for preparing aqueous suspensions comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material, with increased tensile properties, and methods for selecting a fibrous substrate comprising cellulose for preparation of microfibrillated cellulose having increased tensile properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Lewis TAYLOR, Jon PHIPPS, David SKUSE
  • Publication number: 20200399832
    Abstract: Fibres and nonwoven materials comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or additional additives, and optionally a water soluble or dispersible polymer. Nonwoven materials made from fibres comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or a water soluble or dispersible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Sean Ireland, David Skuse
  • Publication number: 20200392670
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Per SVENDING, Jonathan Stuart PHIPPS, Johannes KRITZINGER, Tom LARSON, Tania SELINA, David SKUSE
  • Patent number: 10801162
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Per Svending, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Johannes Kritzinger, Tom Larson, Tania Selina, David Skuse
  • Patent number: 10794006
    Abstract: Fibres and nonwoven materials comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or additional additives, and optionally a water soluble or dispersible polymer. Nonwoven materials made from fibres comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or a water soluble or dispersible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Sean Ireland, David Skuse
  • Publication number: 20200263358
    Abstract: Methods of re-dispersing and de-agglomerating dewatered, partially dried and dried compositions of microfibrillated cellulose and compositions of microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material, into liquid compositions comprising same, by applying ultrasonic energy to such liquid compositions of dewatered, partially dried and dried compositions of microfibrillated cellulose, or compositions of microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material. Methods for preparing an aqueous suspension comprising microfibrillated cellulose and, optionally, inorganic particulate material, with enhanced viscosity and tensile strength properties, suitable for use in methods of making paper or coating paper, and to filled and coated papers made from such aqueous suspensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark WINDEBANK, David SKUSE, Tafadzwa MOTSI, Guillaume TELLIER
  • Publication number: 20200248408
    Abstract: A composition for addition to a ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may include microfibrillated cellulose and optionally an inorganic particulate material. The ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may further include perlite, mineral wool, wood pulp, starch and other additives, where the wood pulp and other inorganic particulate materials are bonded to the microfibrillated cellulose. Methods of manufacturing the compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David SKUSE, Jonathan Stuart PHIPPS, Sean IRELAND, Yun Jin
  • Patent number: 10669671
    Abstract: A composition for addition to a ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may include microfibrillated cellulose and optionally an inorganic particulate material. The ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may further include perlite, mineral wool, wood pulp, starch and other additives, where the wood pulp and other inorganic particulate materials are bonded to the microfibrillated cellulose. Methods of manufacturing the compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David Skuse, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Sean Ireland, Yun Jin
  • Publication number: 20190382510
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Patent number: 10435482
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Publication number: 20190127920
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: FIBERLEAN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Per Svending, Jonathan Stuart PHIPPS, Johannes KRITZINGER, Tom LARSON, Tania SELINA, David SKUSE
  • Publication number: 20190100880
    Abstract: A composition for addition to a ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may include microfibrillated cellulose and optionally an inorganic particulate material. The ceiling tile, flooring product, or other construction product may further include perlite, mineral wool, wood pulp, starch and other additives, where the wood pulp and other inorganic particulate materials are bonded to the microfibrillated cellulose. Methods of manufacturing the compound are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David Skuse, Jonathan Stuart PHIPPS, Sean IRELAND, Yun Jin
  • Patent number: 10214859
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FiberLean Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Per Svending, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Johannes Kritzinger, Tom Larson, Tania Selina, David Skuse
  • Publication number: 20170306057
    Abstract: Methods of improving the re-dispersibility of dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, methods of re-dispersing dried or at least partially dried microfibrillated cellulose, compositions comprising re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose and the use of re-dispersed microfibrillated cellulose in an article, product or composition; and methods of improving the physical and/or mechanical properties of re-dispersed dried or partially dried microfibrillated cellulose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Windebank, David Skuse, Madeleine Adams, Guillaume Tellier
  • Publication number: 20170306562
    Abstract: Fibres and nonwoven materials comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or additional additives, and optionally a water soluble or dispersible polymer. Nonwoven materials made from fibres comprising microfibrillated cellulose, and optionally inorganic particulate material and/or a water soluble or dispersible polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Sean Ireland, David Skuse
  • Publication number: 20170284026
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: David Skuse, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Sean Ireland, Yun Jin
  • Publication number: 20170284030
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products, such as paper and paperboard products, comprising a substrate containing cellulose and top ply comprising microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate, to methods of making such paper and paperboard products, and associated uses of such paper and paperboard products. The microfibrillated cellulose and inorganic particulate material are applied at the stage when the wet substrate is in the process of being formed on the wire of a papermaking machine, thereby avoiding the additional cost of more extensive equipment and machinery as well as in separate drying of a coating. The microfibrillated cellulose facilitates the application of inorganic particulate onto the surface of a wet paper or paperboard substrate when applied thusly, by trapping the inorganic particulate on the surface of the substrate and by giving the composite sufficient strength and a suitable pore structure to make it suitable for printing and other end-use demands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Per Svending, Jonathan Stuart Phipps, Johannes Kritzinger, Tom Larson, Tania Selina, David Skuse