Patents by Inventor Edward Jason White

Edward Jason White 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: 20210205959
    Abstract: In-line processes for producing scrubby substrates, and related scrubby substrate cleaning articles. The process may include melting a polymer resin material, and extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin material through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle, into a stream of hot inert gas, which attenuates the molten resin, so that the resin forms into elongated globules (rather than fibers or filaments). Such globules may have irregular cross-section and/or irregular thickness along a length of the globules. Alternatively, the molten resin may be formed into substantially continuous or discontinuous string or chain pattern of abrasive fibers, exhibiting a high frequency, low amplitude substantially linear pattern on the base substrate. In either case the globules or abrasive fibers are collected onto at least a portion of a base substrate layer to form a scrubby substrate that is more abrasive than typical meltblown materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Samuel Hugley
  • Patent number: 11007622
    Abstract: In-line processes for producing scrubby substrates, and related scrubby substrate cleaning articles. The process may include melting a polymer resin material, and extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin material through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle, into a stream of hot inert gas, which attenuates the molten resin, so that the resin forms into elongated globules (rather than fibers or filaments). Such globules may have irregular cross-section and/or irregular thickness along a length of the globules. Alternatively, the molten resin may be formed into substantially continuous or discontinuous string or chain pattern of abrasive fibers, exhibiting a high frequency, low amplitude substantially linear pattern on the base substrate. In either case the globules or abrasive fibers are collected onto at least a portion of a base substrate layer to form a scrubby substrate that is more abrasive than typical meltblown materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE COLORX COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Samuel Hugley
  • Publication number: 20200078905
    Abstract: In-line processes for producing scrubby substrates, and related scrubby substrate cleaning articles. The process may include melting a polymer resin material, and extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin material through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle, into a stream of hot inert gas, which attenuates the molten resin, so that the resin forms into elongated globules (rather than fibers or filaments). Such globules may have irregular cross-section and/or irregular thickness along a length of the globules. Alternatively, the molten resin may be formed into substantially continuous or discontinuous string or chain pattern of abrasive fibers, exhibiting a high frequency, low amplitude substantially linear pattern on the base substrate. In either case the globules or abrasive fibers are collected onto at least a portion of a base substrate layer to form a scrubby substrate that is more abrasive than typical meltblown materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Samuel Hugley
  • Patent number: 10507566
    Abstract: In-line processes for producing scrubby substrates, and related scrubby substrate cleaning articles. The process may include melting a polymer resin material, and extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin material through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle, into a stream of hot inert gas, which attenuates the molten resin, so that the resin forms into elongated globules (rather than fibers or filaments). Such globules may have irregular cross-section and/or irregular thickness along a length of the globules. Alternatively, the molten resin may be formed into substantially continuous or discontinuous string or chain pattern of abrasive fibers, exhibiting a high frequency, low amplitude substantially linear pattern on the base substrate. In either case the globules or abrasive fibers are collected onto at least a portion of a base substrate layer to form a scrubby substrate that is more abrasive than typical meltblown materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Samuel Hugley
  • Publication number: 20160270626
    Abstract: In-line processes for producing scrubby substrates, and related scrubby substrate cleaning articles. The process may include melting a polymer resin material, and extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin material through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle, into a stream of hot inert gas, which attenuates the molten resin, so that the resin forms into elongated globules (rather than fibers or filaments). Such globules may have irregular cross-section and/or irregular thickness along a length of the globules. Alternatively, the molten resin may be formed into substantially continuous or discontinuous string or chain pattern of abrasive fibers, exhibiting a high frequency, low amplitude substantially linear pattern on the base substrate. In either case the globules or abrasive fibers are collected onto at least a portion of a base substrate layer to form a scrubby substrate that is more abrasive than typical meltblown materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: EDWARD JASON WHITE, SAMUEL HUGLEY
  • Patent number: 8894907
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of forming functionally active fibers and substrates formed with functionally active fibers. The method includes forming a mixture of at least one polymer and at least one functional active. The mixture is then injected at a controlled flow rate into an electric field to cause the mixture to at least partially form fine fibers that have an average diameter of less than about 1000 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc Privitera, David Jackson Lestage, Edward Jason White
  • Patent number: 8349449
    Abstract: The invention covers a method of forming functionally active fibers and substrates including functionally active fibers. The method includes forming a mixture of at least one poly vinyl polymer and at least one bleaching active. The mixture is then injected at a controlled flow rate into an electric field to cause the mixture to at least partially form fine fibers that have an average diameter of less than about 1000 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc Privitera, David Jackson Lestage, Edward Jason White
  • Patent number: 8309508
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Patent number: 8268770
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120141568
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120137459
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Publication number: 20100080993
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of forming functionally active fibers and substrates formed with functionally active fibers. The method includes forming a mixture of at least one polymer and at least one functional active. The mixture is then injected at a controlled flow rate into an electric field to cause the mixture to at least partially form fine fibers that have an average diameter of less than about 1000 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Marc Privitera, David Jackson Lestage, Edward Jason White
  • Publication number: 20090285718
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of forming functionally active fibers and substrates comprising functionally active fibers. The method includes forming a mixture of at least one poly vinyl polymer and at least one bleaching active. The mixture is then injected at a controlled flow rate into an electric field to cause the mixture to at least partially form fine fibers that have an average diameter of less than about 1000 nanometers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Marc Privitera, David Jackson Lestage, Edward Jason White
  • Patent number: 6998164
    Abstract: A lofty, nonwoven material having a nonwoven web having a plurality of substantially continuous fibers oriented in a z-direction of the nonwoven web and a method for producing the lofty, nonwoven material from as-formed z-direction fibers. The method is fast, having no mechanical manipulation of the fibers to slow it down, easily adjustable and allows for in-line processing. The material can be varied from preponderantly open to preponderantly closed in its web structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Richard Neely, Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Richard Wallace Hoefer
  • Patent number: 6867156
    Abstract: A method for producing a material having z-direction waves in which a layer of continuous fibers is conveyed on a first moving surface into a nip formed by the first moving surface and a second moving surface which is traveling at a slower speed than the first moving surface, resulting in formation of a plurality of z-direction loops in the fibers giving loft to the material and a wave pattern producing ridges on both major surfaces of the resultant nonwoven web. The method permits easy real time alignment of manufacturing parameters to produce a variety of materials. The method further produces lofty nonwovens at a commercially viable rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Robert James Gerndt, Jose Enrique Maldonado
  • Publication number: 20030213109
    Abstract: A lofty, nonwoven material having a nonwoven web having a plurality of substantially continuous fibers oriented in a z-direction of the nonwoven web and a method for producing the lofty, nonwoven material from as-formed z-direction fibers. The method is fast, having no mechanical manipulation of the fibers to slow it down, easily adjustable and allows for in-line processing. The material can be varied from preponderantly open to preponderantly closed in its web structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: James Richard Neely, Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Richard Wallace Hoefer
  • Patent number: 6635136
    Abstract: A method for producing a material having z-direction ridges or folds in which a layer of continuous fibers is conveyed on a first moving surface into a nip formed by the first moving surface and a second moving surface which is traveling at a slower speed than the first moving surface, resulting in formation of a plurality of z-direction loops in the fibers giving loft to the material and a wave pattern producing ridges on both major surfaces of the resultant nonwoven web. The method permits easy real time adjustment of manufacturing parameters to produce a variety of materials. The method further produces lofty nonwovens at a commercially viable rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Robert James Gerndt, Jose Enrique Maldonado
  • Patent number: 6588080
    Abstract: A lofty, nonwoven material having a nonwoven web having a plurality of substantially continuous fibers oriented in a z-direction of the nonwoven web and a method for producing the lofty, nonwoven material from as-formed z-direction fibers. The method is fast, having no mechanical manipulation of the fibers to slow it down, easily adjustable and allows for in-line processing. The material can be varied from preponderantly open to preponderantly closed in its web structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Richard Neely, Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Richard Wallace Hoefer
  • Publication number: 20010054777
    Abstract: A method for producing a material having z-direction ridges or folds in which a layer of continuous fibers is conveyed on a first moving surface into a nip formed by the first moving surface and a second moving surface which is traveling at a slower speed than the first moving surface, resulting in formation of a plurality of z-direction loops in the fibers giving loft to the material and a wave pattern producing ridges on both major surfaces of the resultant nonwoven web. The method permits easy real time adjustment of manufacturing parameters to produce a variety of materials. The method further produces lofty nonwovens at a commercially viable rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Kurtis Lee Brown, John Herbert Conrad, Robert James Gerndt, Jose Enrique Maldonado
  • Patent number: D745760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Edward Jason White, Bernard Hill