Patents by Inventor Gary S. Furman

Gary S. Furman 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: 20210198848
    Abstract: A composition is disclosed that may include an adhesive agent and a release aid. A Yankee dryer coating is also disclosed that may include a release aid. The release aid may include a cationic polymer salt that is a reaction product of a polyamine or a polyalkyleneimine and a substituted alkyl trialkyl quaternary ammonium salt. Also provided are methods of treating and creping paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Jr., Christopher Kaley, Zhengang Zong
  • Patent number: 11041271
    Abstract: Vibration sensors can be used in paper making systems and methods to determine various aspects of the paper making operation. Vibration sensors, for example, positioned on cleaning blades configured to clean various deposits off of rollers in a paper making system can output vibration data that can be indicative of the vibration of the blade. The vibration data can be analyzed in order to characterize the cause of the vibration and/or the location of the vibration within a paper making system. If the vibration data satisfies a predetermined condition, a corrective action can be initiated. Different corrective actions can be initiated based on the characterized cause and/or location of the vibration in order to effectively improve the operation of the system while minimizing costly system shut downs and major maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Luneau, Fouad M. Moukannas, Gary S. Furman, David I. Weinstein, William Von Drasek
  • Publication number: 20210140110
    Abstract: Creping adhesives and processes for making and using same. In some embodiments, the creping adhesive can include a solvent, a modified polyvinyl alcohol, and a crosslinked resin. The crosslinked resin can include polyamidoamine backbones crosslinked by primary crosslinking moieties and propanediyl moieties, where the primary crosslinking moieties can be derived from a functionally symmetric crosslinker. In other embodiments, the crosslinked resin can include polyamidoamine backbones crosslinked by primary crosslinking moieties and secondary crosslinking moieties, where the primary crosslinking moieties can be derived from a first functionally symmetric crosslinker and the secondary crosslinking moieties can be derived from a second functionally symmetric crosslinker. In other embodiments, the crosslinked resin can include polyamidoamine backbones crosslinked by primary crosslinking moieties, where the primary crosslinking moieties can be derived from a functionally symmetric crosslinker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Ashish Dhawan, David J. Castro, Gary S. Furman, Christopher Kaley
  • Publication number: 20210079143
    Abstract: Strengthening resins and processes for making and using same. In some embodiments, a resin mixture can include a solvent and a strengthening resin. The strengthening resin can include one or more hydrophobic monomers incorporated therein. The strengthening resin can have a chemical formula of (I). The chemical formula (I) can include: where each R2 can be derived from a hydrophobic monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, En-Wei Lin, Mei Liu, David J. Castro, Christopher D. Kaley
  • Patent number: 10604896
    Abstract: The invention embodies the application of different combinations of the monitoring and data processing aspects as a means to develop an early warning chatter alarming system. Configuring an early warning chatter alarming system can be as simple as using n? alarm settings to develop an alarming strategy from different trend conditions such as overall RMS, selected vibration frequencies, slope analysis, and wavelet analysis. A higher level of alarming is provided by using a time integrated approach to account for both intensity of the alarm variable and duration. Combining these different aspects with a predictive model incorporates process-operating conditions to enhance the alarming sensitivity for earlier detection and reduce false positives. Finally, combining the different alarming aspects with a rule-based decision making approach such as fuzzy logic allows alarming based on qualitative analysis of different data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Gary S. Furman, Jr., Sammy L. Archer
  • Publication number: 20190120811
    Abstract: Vibration sensors can be used in paper making systems and methods to determine various aspects of the paper making operation. Vibration sensors, for example, positioned on cleaning blades configured to clean various deposits off of rollers in a paper making system can output vibration data that can be indicative of the vibration of the blade. The vibration data can be analyzed in order to characterize the cause of the vibration and/or the location of the vibration within a paper making system. If the vibration data satisfies a predetermined condition, a corrective action can be initiated. Different corrective actions can be initiated based on the characterized cause and/or location of the vibration in order to effectively improve the operation of the system while minimizing costly system shut downs and major maintenance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dominic Luneau, Fouad M. Moukannas, Gary S. Furman, David I. Weinstein, William Von Drasek
  • Patent number: 9951475
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. The strength agents is in contact with the slurry for just enough time to collect at the junction points but not so much that it can migrate away from there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Gary S. Furman, Jr., Robert M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 9851199
    Abstract: The invention embodies methods and apparatuses to monitor and control the characteristics of a creping process. The method involves measuring optical properties of various points along a creped paper sheet and converting those measurements into characteristic defining data. The invention allows for determining the magnitude and distribution of crepe structures and their frequency and distribution. This allows for the generation of information that is accurate and is much more reliable than the coarse guessing that is currently used in the industry. Feeding this information to papermaking process equipment can result in increases in both quality and efficiency in papermaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Sammy Lee Archer, Gary S. Furman, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170121909
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. The strength agents is in contact with the slurry for just enough time to collect at the junction points but not so much that it can migrate away from there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Gary S. Furman, JR., Robert M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 9574119
    Abstract: This invention is method of producing a creping cylinder adhesive comprising: contacting a dry form PVOH with a liquid form PVA at a temperature of less than 80° C., maintaining the PVOH and PVA at a temperature of between 90-95° C. until the PVOH is completely dissolved into a medium, and allowing the medium to cool to below 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Jr., Mingli Wei, Christopher D. Kaley, David J. Castro, Vladimir A. Grigoriev
  • Patent number: 9567708
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. The strength agents is in contact with the slurry for just enough time to collect at the junction points but not so much that it can migrate away from there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Gary S. Furman, Robert M. Lowe
  • Patent number: 9506201
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for softening paper. An inventive composition and method of its use softens paper products (like tissue paper) by de-bonding its cellulose fibers and by improving the smoothness of the resulting paper. The invention forms a surfactant-polymer complex that attaches de-bonding non-ionic surfactants to cellulose fibers that would otherwise not be retained by the cellulose fibers. This complex prevents the fibers from bonding with each other and makes the paper product smoother. Best of all, the composition is environmentally superior and is a non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Gillian Frette, Frank Koenig, Tobias Maurer
  • Publication number: 20160340830
    Abstract: The invention embodies the application of different combinations of the monitoring and data processing aspects as a means to develop an early warning chatter alarming system. Configuring an early warning chatter alarming system can be as simple as using n? alarm settings to develop an alarming strategy from different trend conditions such as overall RMS, selected vibration frequencies, slope analysis, and wavelet analysis. A higher level of alarming is provided by using a time integrated approach to account for both intensity of the alarm variable and duration. Combining these different aspects with a predictive model incorporates process-operating conditions to enhance the alarming sensitivity for earlier detection and reduce false positives. Finally, combining the different alarming aspects with a rule-based decision making approach such as fuzzy logic allows alarming based on qualitative analysis of different data streams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Gary S. Furman, JR., Sammy L. Archer
  • Patent number: 9404895
    Abstract: The invention embodies the application of different combinations of the monitoring and data processing aspects as a means to develop an early warning chatter alarming system. Configuring an early warning chatter alarming system can be as simple as using n? alarm settings to develop an alarming strategy from different trend conditions such as overall RMS, selected vibration frequencies, slope analysis, and wavelet analysis. A higher level of alarming is provided by using a time integrated approach to account for both intensity of the alarm variable and duration. Combining these different aspects with a predictive model incorporates process-operating conditions to enhance the alarming sensitivity for earlier detection and reduce false positives. Finally, combining the different alarming aspects with a rule-based decision making approach such as fuzzy logic allows alarming based on qualitative analysis of different data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Gary S. Furman, Jr., Sammy Lee Archer
  • Patent number: 9388530
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for monitoring and controlling the thickness of coating on a creping cylinder is disclosed. The methodologies involve a coordinated scheme of apparatuses that function to monitor various aspects of a creping cylinder coating so that the thickness of the coating can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Rodney H. Banks, Gary S. Furman
  • Publication number: 20160152878
    Abstract: This invention is method of producing a creping cylinder adhesive comprising: contacting a dry form PVOH with a liquid form PVA at a temperature of less than 80° C., maintaining the PVOH and PVA at a temperature of between 90-95° C. until the PVOH is completely dissolved into a medium, and allowing the medium to cool to below 80° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Applicant: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: GARY S. FURMAN, JR., MINGLI WEI, CHRISTOPHER D. KALEY, DAVID J. CASTRO, VLADIMIR A. GRIGORIEV
  • Patent number: 9266301
    Abstract: This invention is method of creping a paper web comprising a) applying to a rotating creping cylinder an adhesive composition having a pH of about 6.5 to about 8 and comprising one or more vinylamine/N-vinyl formamide polymers composed of about 10 to about 99 mole percent vinylamine monomer and about 90 to about 1 mole percent N-vinylformamide monomer; b) pressing the paper web against the creping cylinder to effect adhesion of the paper web to the creping cylinder; and c) dislodging the paper web from the creping cylinder with a doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Mingli Wei, Winston Su, Christopher D. Kaley, David J. Castro, Vladimir Grigoriev
  • Publication number: 20150197893
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. The strength agents is in contact with the slurry for just enough time to collect at the junction points but not so much that it can migrate away from there.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Weiguo Cheng, Mei Liu, Gary S. Furman, Robert M. Lowe
  • Publication number: 20150160001
    Abstract: The invention embodies methods and apparatuses to monitor and control the characteristics of a creping process. The method involves measuring optical properties of various points along a creped paper sheet and converting those measurements into characteristic defining data. The invention allows for determining the magnitude and distribution of crepe structures and their frequency and distribution. This allows for the generation of information that is accurate and is much more reliable than the coarse guessing that is currently used in the industry. Feeding this information to papermaking process equipment can result in increases in both quality and efficiency in papermaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: NALCO COMPANY
    Inventors: William A. Von Drasek, Sammy Lee Archer, Gary S. Furman, JR.
  • Patent number: 8999111
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strengthening effect of a starch coating on paper. The method involves contacting the starch with a synthetic polymer before the starch is cooked. This changes how the starch gelatinizes and how the polymer gets distributed on the paper resulting in greater paper surface strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David J Castro, Mei Liu, Gary S Furman, Dorota Smoron, Shawnee M Wilson, Zhiyi Zhang