Patents by Inventor Edward J. Clark

Edward J. Clark 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: 10299509
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Acetate International LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Publication number: 20150128964
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 8967155
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 8623248
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of tow band processing lines and a master air jet in communication with the tow band processing lines to receive a plurality of processed tow bands from the tow band processing lines to form a bulked web. The system may be used to form a bulked web that itself is a nonwoven material or that may be further processed into a nonwoven material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay Wahal, Edward J. Clark, Ray Robertson, Jeffrey Scott Conley
  • Publication number: 20130327705
    Abstract: Generally, in situ core/skin nonwoven materials may be produced from polymer melt filaments with collection in a heated collector. an in situ core/skin nonwoven material produced with heated collectors may have, at least, a core comprising a plurality of polymer melt filaments and a skin on at least one side of the core, which may advantageously translate to unique structural characteristics, properties, and applications not previously realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Edward J. Clark, Sanjay Wahal, Jeffrey S. Conley
  • Publication number: 20130144238
    Abstract: Generally, an acquisition distribution layer for absorbent hygiene products may be produced from continuous tow bands. A system for producing such an acquisition distribution layer may include, at least, a tow band processing line and a master air jet in operably connected to the tow band processing line to receive a processed tow band from the tow band processing line so as to produce an acquisition distribution layer for an absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Sanjay Wahal, Edward J. Clark
  • Publication number: 20130122773
    Abstract: Systems for producing bulked webs and/or nonwoven materials may include at least one extruder having a plurality of nozzles and a master air jet in communication with at least one extruder to receive a plurality of polymer melt filaments from at least one extruder to form a bulked web. Producing bulked webs may include at least the steps of forming a plurality of polymer melt filaments; passing the plurality of polymer melt filaments through a master air jet thereby forming a bulked web; and collecting the bulked web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Sanjay Wahal, Edward J. Clark, Randall Skattum, Jeffrey Scott Conley
  • Publication number: 20130122770
    Abstract: A system may include a plurality of tow band processing lines and a master air jet in communication with the tow band processing lines to receive a plurality of processed tow bands from the tow band processing lines to form a bulked web. The system may be used to form a bulked web that itself is a nonwoven material or that may be further processed into a nonwoven material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Sanjay Wahal, Edward J. Clark, Ray Robertson, Jeffrey Scott Conley
  • Publication number: 20130115452
    Abstract: A method for producing a bale of crimped tow band may include providing a tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; crimping the tow band thereby yielding a crimped tow band; conditioning the crimped tow band; and baling the crimped tow band to form a bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Publication number: 20130112214
    Abstract: A method for forming a filter rod may include providing a bale of crimped tow band having about 10 denier per filament or greater and about 20,000 total denier or less, the crimped tow band comprising a plurality of cellulose acetate filaments; and placing the crimped tow band in an apparatus so as to form a filter rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bundren, William S. Sanderson, Paul Busby, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 5245143
    Abstract: An electromechanical rotary switch actuator for the operation of doors of mass transit vehicles. The switch actuator discloses a crew switch actuator that incorporates the features of a rotary switch while at the same time provides low cost manufacturing of the switch actuator apparatus. The invention is a simple, yet innovative, apparatus whereby rotational control of the switch assembly is provided by a retaining member which mates with a slot grooved into a shaft mounted for rotation in the actuator body. The longitudinally axial dimension of the actuator body is small which enables the apparatus to be flush mounted to the outside walls of the transit vehicles. The crew switch actuator disclosed is operated not only by a detachable key which is also disclosed, but also may be actuated with the same keys currently being used to operate the door control switches of most mass transit systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Westcode Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin B. James, Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: 4179755
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a belt that uses a fastening device other than a buckle. The belt is of the type having inner and outer plies of leather. Pins having enlarged heads are fastened to one of the plies at one end of the belt. Apertures to receive the pins are placed in the other ply at the other end of the belt. A metal plate is spaced between the plies. It has apertures that are enlarged on one end and are reduced on the other end to receive and lock pins. The pins can be removed from the apertures by pressing the overlapping ends together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1979
    Assignee: Tandy Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Clark
  • Patent number: D253258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Assignee: Tandy Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Clark