Patents by Inventor James P. Endle

James P. Endle 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: 20190104918
    Abstract: A nonwoven hand pad includes a substrate having first and second opposed major surfaces wherein the first major surface includes a first functional region configured for a first cleaning operation, and the second major surface includes at least two functional regions configured for second and third cleaning operations. A method of cleaning using such a pad is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Lauren K. Carlson, James P. Gardner, Jr., Mark D. Hunter, Robert J. Maki, James P. Endle
  • Publication number: 20180371713
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to non-conformable thermoplastic pavement marking tapes comprising a backing and an adhesive layer adjacent to the backing. In some embodiments, the backing includes an ionic copolymer. In other embodiments, the non-conformable backing has an inelastic deformation of less than 10% at 25° C. In some embodiments, the pavement marking tape is heat-moldable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gregg A. Patnode, James P. Endle, Eugene H. Carlson, Matthew D. Wilding, Stephen L. Lieder
  • Publication number: 20180361633
    Abstract: A method of making personal protective equipment, such as a push-in earplug, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of covering a substrate with an outer layer that includes an unactivated foaming agent, positioning at least a portion of the outer layer in a mold, and activating the foaming agent such that a portion of the outer layer expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Patent number: 10065344
    Abstract: A method of making personal protective equipment, such as a push-in earplug, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of covering a substrate with an outer layer that includes an unactivated foaming agent, positioning at least a portion of the outer layer in a mold, and activating the foaming agent such that a portion of the outer layer expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Publication number: 20180215957
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed film with an adhesive layer having thermoplastic or thermoset filaments partially projecting therefrom, to promote fluid egress and repositionability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Frank T. Sher, Patrick J. Yeshe
  • Publication number: 20180215109
    Abstract: A method of making an adhesive backed web, wherein the adhesive layer of such web has partially embedded filaments projecting therefrom. The filaments may comprise a thermoplastic material or a hot melt adhesive. The filaments are contacted to a major surface of a liner material then pressed partially thereinto. An adhesive layer, as from an adhesive backed film, is then laminated to the filament-containing liner, allowing the adhesive layer to pick up the filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Michael R. Kesti, Frank T. Sher, Dawud H. Tan, Patrick J. Yeshe
  • Publication number: 20170360615
    Abstract: A push-in earplug including an elongate core and outer layer is disclosed. The outer layer includes a sound attenuating portion having a first average density and a stem portion having a second average density, and the second average density is greater than the first average density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: James P. ENDLE, Jeffrey L. HAMER, Alan R. SEVILLE, Kenneth F. TEETERS
  • Patent number: 9771675
    Abstract: Nonwoven fibrous webs including randomly oriented discrete fibers defining a multiplicity of non-hollow projections extending from a major surface of the nonwoven fibrous web (as considered without the projections), and a plurality of substantially planar land areas formed between each adjoining projection in a plane defined by and substantially parallel with the major surface. In some exemplary embodiments, the randomly oriented discrete fibers include multi-component fibers having at least a first region having a first melting temperature and a second region having a second melting temperature, wherein the first melting temperature is less than the second melting temperature. At least a portion of the oriented discrete fibers are bonded together at a plurality of intersection points with the first region of the multi-component fibers. In certain embodiments, the patterned air-laid nonwoven fibrous webs include particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Gordon L. Altshuler, James P. Endle, David L. Vall, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Randy L. Robertson, Tien T. Wu, Mario A. Perez, Jeremie Peyras-Carratte, Jean-Marie Coant, Lahoussaine Lalouch
  • Patent number: 9737439
    Abstract: A push-in earplug including an elongate core and outer layer is disclosed. The outer layer includes a sound attenuating portion having a first average density and a stem portion having a second average density, and the second average density is greater than the first average density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Publication number: 20170181893
    Abstract: A push-in earplug including an elongate core and outer layer is disclosed. The outer layer includes a sound attenuating portion having a first average density and a stem portion having a second average density, and the second average density is greater than the first average density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: James P. ENDLE, Jeffrey L. HAMER, Alan R. SEVILLE, Kenneth F. TEETERS
  • Publication number: 20170051442
    Abstract: A scouring article including a monolithic nonwoven pad with a semi-densified fibrous layer that is integral to the monolithic nonwoven pad and that provides a major surface of the monolithic nonwoven pad, and methods of making and using.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, John M. Brandner, Lauren K. Carlson, Robert J. Maki, Stephen M. Sanocki
  • Patent number: 9393449
    Abstract: Monolithic gravity-laid inorganic fiber webs that are greater than about 5 cm in thickness are disclosed. Methods of making and using such webs are also disclosed. The gravity-laying process comprises mechanically separating inorganic fibers and collecting the fibers as a monolithic thick web, and may comprise blending of multiple types of inorganic fibers and/or blending of inorganic particulate additives with the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, George W. Frost, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Mario A. Perez, John J. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20150137406
    Abstract: A method of making personal protective equipment, such as a push-in earplug, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of covering a substrate with an outer layer that includes an unactivated foaming agent, positioning at least a portion of the outer layer in a mold, and activating the foaming agent such that a portion of the outer layer expands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Patent number: 8968613
    Abstract: A method of making personal protective equipment, such as a push-in earplug, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of covering a substrate with an outer layer that includes an unactivated foaming agent, positioning at least a portion of the outer layer in a mold, and activating the foaming agent such that a portion of the outer layer expands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Publication number: 20140345883
    Abstract: Monolithic gravity-laid inorganic fiber webs that are greater than about 5 cm in thickness are disclosed. Methods of making and using such webs are also disclosed. The gravity-laying process comprises mechanically separating inorganic fibers and collecting the fibers as a monolithic thick web, and may comprise blending of multiple types of inorganic fibers and/or blending of inorganic particulate additives with the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: James P. Endle, George W. Frost, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Mario A. Perez, John J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8834758
    Abstract: Monolithic gravity-laid inorganic fiber webs that are greater than about 5 cm in thickness are disclosed. Methods of making and using such webs are also disclosed. The gravity-laying process comprises mechanically separating inorganic fibers and collecting the fibers as a monolithic thick web, and may comprise blending of multiple types of inorganic fibers and/or blending of inorganic particulate additives with the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, George W. Frost, Lahoussaine Lalouch, Mario A. Perez, John J. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140017504
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed in which two or more forming chambers are used to process inorganic fibers by gravity-laying methods. The methods may comprise using a first forming chamber to open inorganic fibers and using a second forming chamber to process the opened inorganic fibers, optionally to blend the opened inorganic fibers with additional inorganic fibers and/or with particulate additives, and to collect the inorganic fibers as a mat. The methods may comprise using a first forming chamber to form a first inorganic fiber layer and a second forming chamber to form a second inorganic fiber layer, and consolidating the first and second inorganic fiber layers so as to provide a multilayer gravity-laid inorganic fiber web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: George W. Frost, James P. Endle, Lahoussaine Lalouch
  • Publication number: 20140014121
    Abstract: A push-in earplug including an elongate core and outer layer is disclosed. The outer layer includes a sound attenuating portion having a first average density and a stem portion having a second average density, and the second average density is greater than the first average density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Jeffrey L. Hamer, Alan R. Seville, Kenneth F. Teeters
  • Patent number: D809234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Robert J. Maki, Tien Yi Hsu Whiting, David C. Raithel, Lauren K. Carlson
  • Patent number: D850041
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: James P Endle