Patents by Inventor James E. Sealey, II

James E. Sealey, II 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: 11390995
    Abstract: A method to prepare, pulp, and bleach cannabis bast and hurd fibers to allow for the fiber to be incorporated into absorbent cellulosic structures on a wet-laid paper machine while keeping the pectin within the fibers. The wet laid paper machine can use the ATMOS, NTT, ETAD, TAD, or UCTAD method to produce the absorbent cellulosic structure. Absorbent cellulosic structures are produced with the cannabis bast and hurd fibers or with the bast fibers alone with the hurd fibers being combined with paper mill sludge or dust to form a fuel pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Randy H. Elgin
  • Patent number: 11391000
    Abstract: A multi-ply flushable wipe includes a ply having first and second exterior layers and a middle layer disposed therebetween. Each of the exterior layers includes at least 50% by weight natural fibers. When foam-formed, the middle layer includes at least 25% by weight natural fibers. In embodiments, the middle layer may include at least 75% by weight natural fibers. The middle layer also includes synthetic fibers that have a length within the range of 1 mm and 20 mm. The wipe may have a length weight weighted average fiber length of less than 4 mm and a wet CD strength of greater than 20 N/m. Each ply of the wipe may be formed by wetlaying the first and second exterior layers and a foam formed middle layer to form a web, imprinting the web with a structured fabric, and drying the web. The plies are then attached using a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220192438
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent structure including mixing ultra-high molecular weight (“UHMW”) glyoxalated polyvinylamide adducts (“GPVM”) and/or high molecular weight (“HMW”), glyoxalated polyacrylamide and/or high cationic charge glyoxalated polyacrylamide (“GPAM”) copolymers and high molecular weight (“HMW”) anionic polyacrylamide (“APAM”) with the furnish during stock preparation of a wet laid papermaking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, James E. Bradbury, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 11332889
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20220090326
    Abstract: A method of producing wet laid disposable bath tissue, facial tissue, and paper towel with enhanced properties through application of surface additives using a piezoelectrical apparatus or application device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Matthew John Walkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20220081190
    Abstract: A shippable bundled product including a plurality of paper product rolls each individually packaged by a first package material and arranged relative to one another so as to form a bundle. The bundle is packaged by a second package material. The second package material has a shrinkage factor relative to the bundle of less than zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chris B. Anklam, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Amiel Sam Sabbagh, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 11242656
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 11220394
    Abstract: A shippable bundled product including a plurality of paper product rolls each individually packaged by a first package material and arranged relative to one another so as to form a bundle. The bundle is packaged by a second package material. The second package material has a shrinkage factor relative to the bundle of less than zero and the bundle has a size of 18 in. x 14 in. x 8 in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Chris B. Anklam, Justin S. Pence, Bryd Tyler Miller, IV, Amiel Sam Sabbagh, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20210340711
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210310190
    Abstract: A papermaking process including the steps of forming a wet paper web on a papermaking machine, pulling vacuum through the web to remove water from the web and thereby generate discharge air, and diverting at least a portion of the discharge air through a control loop to a hot air drying system within the papermaking process to aid in drying the web, wherein the vacuum is generated by centrifugal blowers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: James E. SEALEY II, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV
  • Patent number: 11118311
    Abstract: A papermaking process including the steps of forming a wet paper web on a papermaking machine, pulling vacuum through the web to remove water from the web and thereby generate discharge air, and diverting at least a portion of the discharge air through a control loop to a hot air drying system within the papermaking process to aid in drying the web, wherein the vacuum is generated by centrifugal blowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11098453
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210164169
    Abstract: A multi-ply through air dried structured tissue having a bulk softness of less than 10 TS7 and a lint value of 5.0 or less. Each ply of the tissue has a first exterior layer that includes a wet end temporary wet strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton and a wet end dry strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton, an interior layer that includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant, and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant, and a second exterior layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210148054
    Abstract: A multi-ply through air dried structured tissue having a bulk softness of less than 10 TS7 and a lint value of 5.0 or less. Each ply of the tissue has a first exterior layer that includes a wet end temporary wet strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton and a wet end dry strength additive in an amount of approximately 0.25 kg/ton, an interior layer that includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant, and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant, and a second exterior layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210087752
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210087751
    Abstract: A method of making a tissue or paper towel product including forming two or more multi-layered webs of cellulosic fibers by a papermaking process using a structured fabric, the papermaking process comprising a step of adding a cross-linker to a pulp slurry comprising the cellulosic fibers so that at least some of the cellulosic fibers are cross-linked within the pulp slurry, and laminating the two or more multi-layered webs together so as to form a multi-ply product, each ply of the multi-ply product comprising cross-linked fibers as a percentage of the total fiber mix of the ply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Bradbury, Dustin Ziegelman, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 10954635
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 10954636
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210078284
    Abstract: A structured tissue belt assembly including a supporting layer, a non-woven web contacting layer, and one or more laser welds that attach the bottom surface of the web contacting layer to the top surface of the supporting layer. The structured tissue belt assembly allows for air flow in x, y and z directions. In exemplary embodiments, the structured tissue belt assembly has an embedment distance between the supporting layer and the web contacting layer of 0.05 mm to 0.60 mm and a peel force between the web contacting layer and the supporting layer of at least 650 gf/inch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Chad Martin, Robbie Edmonds, Allan Manninen, Chi Zhang, Hongjian Zhou, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Marc Paul Begin, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210071365
    Abstract: The present invention provides for manufacturing processes of structuring fabrics that contain a web contacting layer with seams that do not cause defects in the sheet that can result in sheet breaks during the paper machine process. Structuring fabrics with a web contacting layer that can have damaged sections replaced rather than replacing the entire structuring fabric, which is costly and time consuming, are also provided. Additionally, a process for manufacturing the web contacting layer by laying down polymers of specific material properties in an additive manner under computer control (3-D printing) is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Zachary John Korkowski, Marc Paul Begin, Andrew James Carlson, Mikhail Tikh, Robert Earl Simon, Nathaniel Michael Peterson