Patents by Inventor Greg Wendt

Greg Wendt 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: 20020148584
    Abstract: An improved process for making sheet from a fibrous furnish includes: depositing the furnish on a foraminous support; compactively dewatering the furnish to form a nascent web; drying the web on a heated cylinder; creping the web therefrom and throughdrying the web to a finished product. The microstructure of the web is controlled so as to facilitate throughdrying. The product exhibits a characteristic throughdrying coefficient of from 4 to 10 when the airflow through the sheet is characterized by a Reynolds Number of less than about 1. The novel products of the invention are characterized by wet springback ratio, hydraulic diameter and an internal bond strength parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Greg A. Wendt, Robert J. Marinack, Michael J. Vander Wielen, Stephen J. McCullough, Jeffrey C. McDowell, Guy H. Super, Gary L. Worry
  • Patent number: 6401962
    Abstract: A disposable food serving bowl formed of a mineral-filled polyolefin sheet has a substantially planar central portion, a sidewall portion and a characteristic volume V. The bowl is further characterized by way of a flange projecting outwardly from the sidewall which defines an outer arcuate rim portion with a radius of curvature subtending an outermost arc. The radius of curvature of the outermost arc is from about (V/20)⅓×0.15 to about (V/20)⅓×0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Mark B. Littlejohn, Cristian M. Neculescu, Margaret P. Neer, Greg A. Wendt
  • Patent number: 5429686
    Abstract: A throughdrying fabric for the drying section of a papermaking machine is disclosed in several embodiments. In each embodiment, the fabric has a load-bearing layer and a sculpture layer. The sculpture layer is characterized by impression MD knuckles, in the present instance formed as warp knuckles floating over a plurality of shutes but positioned substantially above the tops of the lowest shute knuckles in the load-bearing layer so as to provide machine direction knuckles projecting in the sculpture layer. Methods of weaving the fabric are disclosed using a standard fourdrinier loom. The loom may embody an auxiliary jacquard mechanism which is effective to control the impression warps in the sculpture level to produce a wide variety of patterns of impression knuckles which, in turn, produce an image on the pulp web which the throughdrying fabric carries through the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Lindsay Wire, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai F. Chiu, David T. Evans, Antonius F. Rietvelt, Greg A. Wendt
  • Patent number: 4967805
    Abstract: A forming fabric for use in papermaking machines for making tissue products in which the fabric is a three-ply fabric. The upper ply has its machine direction (MD) filaments arranged in groups so that wide channels are provided through the ply between the groups and narrow channels are provided through the ply within the groups. Cross direction (CD) filaments in the upper ply provide CD knuckles spanning across the channels to provide a gridwork for supporting fibers separated from the water of the slurry deposited on the forming fabric, the fibers having a greater density in bands overlying the wide channels than in the intermediate bands overlying the narrow channels. The lower ply is a porous fabric which further controls the flow of the water discharged from the pulp through the upper ply. The two plies are interconnected by integrated binder filaments which cooperate to maintain the groupings of the MD filaments in the upper ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: B.I. Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai F. Chiu, Antonius F. Rietvelt, James S. Rugowski, Greg A. Wendt
  • Patent number: 4942077
    Abstract: Creped tissues having improved perceived softness and appearance are made from tissue webs having at least a machine direction broken line pattern of individual densified areas containing higher mass concentrations of fibers. The broken line pattern of densified areas creates a pleasing appearance and influences the creping to provide a more uniform crepe and hence improved tissue softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Greg A. Wendt, Kimberly K. Underhill, James S. Rugowski, Bernhardt E. Kressner, Kai F. Chiu