Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Lindsay

Jeffrey Lindsay 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: 20080081147
    Abstract: A web for use in applying a functional material is provided. The web includes a layer that has a plurality of elevated regions. The layer defines a plurality of cavities such that the cavities are located between adjacent elevated regions. A plurality of depressed regions are located on the layer intermediate the elevated regions. The layer has a longitudinal direction and a longitudinal mid-plane defined therethrough. A plurality of functional material members are located in the cavities of the layer. The functional material members are adapted for adhesion of particles or surfaces thereon. The layer is extendable in the longitudinal direction so that the elevated regions are moved in a direction towards the longitudinal mid-plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Fung Jou-Chen, Thomas Roessler, Daniel Ellingson, Walter Reade
  • Publication number: 20080073047
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is an endless non-woven tissue making fabric having a three-dimensional texture suitable for use as a fabric for producing three-dimensional fibrous webs. The endless non-woven tissue making fabric comprises a plurality of substantially parallel adjoining sections of non-woven material. Each section of non-woven material has a width substantially less than the width of the non-woven tissue making fabric. Each section of non-woven material may be joined to at least one other adjoining section of non-woven material. The non-woven tissue making fabric has a machine direction, a cross-machine direction, a tissue contacting surface and a tissue machine contacting surface. The tissue contacting surface comprises solid matter at a plurality of heights such that the tissue contacting surface of the non-woven tissue making fabric has an Overall Surface Depth of at least 0.2 mm in regions of solid matter on the tissue contacting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Andrew Bakken, Mark Burazin, Jeffrey Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20080054011
    Abstract: A package for carrying and dispensing wipes is described. The package has a wallet-like configuration and includes a first compartment separated from a second compartment along a foldable seam. The package can be configured to carry any suitable wipes including facial tissue, bath tissue, and any suitable pre-moistened wipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Denis Grimard, Fung-Jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay, Jeremy Gauger, Robert Schlaupitz, Paul Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20070152829
    Abstract: Reversibly activating or deactivating a radio frequency identification (RFID) data tag comprising a circuit responsive to an environmental factor. An RFID tag includes an RFID chip for storing an RFID code, an antenna for communicating a radio frequency (RF) signal, and an environmentally sensitive switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Herb Velazquez, Fung-Jou Chen, Eric Wagner, John Onderko
  • Publication number: 20070148293
    Abstract: An aroma delivery device is disclosed that may be packaged with a consumable product or used to provide a scent to a consumable product at the point purchase. In one embodiment, the aroma delivery device includes a plurality of user-selectable aroma elements. Each aroma element may possess a different scent. When the aroma delivery device is packaged with a consumable product, a user can then select one of the aroma elements for providing a scent either to the product or to the environment in which the product is to be used. The consumable product, for instance, may comprise a personal hygiene product or a tissue product. In an alternative embodiment, an aroma delivery device may be configured to inject a scent into a consumable product at the point of purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Jennifer Marvin, Daphne VanBuren, Fung-Jou Chen, Frank Druecke, James Tanner, Kenneth Bester, Teresa Zander
  • Publication number: 20070138204
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, the applicator includes a base that has a first section, a second section and a weakened section which is between the first and second sections. The applicator further includes a first bladder and a second bladder. The first bladder is connected to a first outlet and the second bladder is connected to a second outlet. The first and second bladders are positioned on one side of the base such that neither of the first and second bladders overlaps the weakened section of the base. The applicator further includes a first material that is stored within the first bladder and a second material that is stored within the second bladder. When the base is folded at the weakened section, the first and second sections of the base force the materials from the first and second bladders through the respective first and second outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay, Paul Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20070130710
    Abstract: A cleaning tool, such as a mop, used for cleaning a surface includes a cleaning head having a face with a plurality of projections extending therefrom. A cleaning pad is removably attached to the cleaning head face by engagement with the projections, the pad being formed of a first material having a thickness and composition such that the projections penetrate through the pad and extend beyond an outer planar surface of the first material. The projections thus serve to securely attach the cleaning pad to the head and also provide an abrasive scrubbing functionality to the cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Fung-Jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20070130713
    Abstract: A cleaning wipe for use in cleaning a surface may be used as a stand-alone product or incorporated with any manner of cleaning tool. The wipe includes a base material having an application face and a plurality of projections extending generally transversely from the application face. The projections may have various shapes, including a mushroom-shape. A high friction element is applied to at least a portion of the projections such that the projections provide the cleaning wipe with an enhanced abrasive scrubbing functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Fung-Jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20070081803
    Abstract: A warming dispenser includes a housing having a compartment. The compartment holds a plurality of sheets. A heating device is located adjacent the plurality of sheets. A micro power source is connected to the heating device to generate energy from a fuel source, wherein the heating device uses the energy to warm at least one of the sheets. The micropower source may be, for example, a micro fuel cell adapted to deliver electricity for resistive heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Fung-Jou Chen, Sheng-Hsin Hu, Walter Reade
  • Publication number: 20070079889
    Abstract: A gas dispenser includes a reservoir for holding a liquid, and a chamber in communication with the reservoir. The chamber receives the liquid, and a micro power source generates energy for conversion of the liquid disposed in the chamber. A nozzle defining an orifice in selective communication with the chamber. The nozzle is used to release the converted liquid from the chamber through the orifice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Fung-Jou Chen, Carl Rippl, David Tyrrell, Kim Ellefson, Mary Meyer
  • Publication number: 20070079470
    Abstract: A floor-cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning head having a cleaning device, a control handle connected to the cleaning head for controlling the cleaning head and a micro power source in communication with the cleaning device. The micro power source is lightweight, compact, and rechargeable or replaceable for generating energy to power the cleaning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Carl Rippl, Jeffrey Lindsay, Eric Wagner, Fung-Jou Chen, Frank Druecke, David Tyrrell, Kim Ellefson, Mary Meyer, Timothy McFarland, Thomas Ales
  • Publication number: 20070080172
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser includes a reservoir for holding a liquid, and a chamber in communication with the reservoir. The chamber receives the liquid, and a micro power source generates electricity for heating the liquid disposed in the chamber. A nozzle is included for releasing the heated liquid from the chamber through an orifice in the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: David Tyrrell, Kim Ellefson, Eric Wagner, Jeffrey Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20070051484
    Abstract: Absorbent paper products, such as paper towels, are disclosed which have a combination of high absorbent capacity and a moderate to low rate of absorbency for hand protection. These properties can be produced, for example, using a throughdried basesheet, such as an uncreped throughdried sheet, in which at least one surface of which has been printed with a patterned moisture barrier coating and creped. The presence of the moisture barrier coating on the surface retards the absorbent rate for that side of the sheet while allowing a significant amount of liquid to pass through to the center of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hermans, Richard Behm, Mike Goulet, Mark Hassman, Jeffrey Johnson, Jeffrey Lindsay, Rebecca Mohr, Maurizio Tirimacco
  • Publication number: 20070013521
    Abstract: Deactivating a data tag attached to packaging for user privacy or tamper-evident reasons. Each of a plurality of data tags stores identification information. At least one of the data tags is removable and capable of wireless signal transmission at a first range such that removal of the data tag substantially prevents communication of the identification information via the removed data tag and permits communication of the identification information via another data tag at a second range relatively smaller than the first range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: KIMBERLY CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Herb Velazquez, Fung-jou Chen, Eric Wagner
  • Publication number: 20060229229
    Abstract: A cleaning composite comprising a foam layer, such as melamine foam, and an element adapted to engage a user's hand, is disclosed. The hand-engaging element may be adjustable. A second layer, attached to at least a portion of the foam layer, may also be present. When a second layer is present, the hand-engaging element, in some embodiments, may be positioned in facing relation to a surface of the second layer or a surface of the foam layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Julie Bednarz, Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay, Susan Trefethren, Carl Rippl, Chi Hao Duong, Jonathan Arendt, James Walter
  • Publication number: 20060191993
    Abstract: Communication between machines in an event-based manufacturing system. In an event-based manufacturing system, material-specific data obtained for a material produced during a first manufacturing operation is used to govern a second manufacturing operation to decrease the likelihood of at least a delay event, a waste event, or poor quality of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Markham, Douglas Barber, Paul Fuller, John Hise, Sheryl Ihde, Jeffrey Lindsay, Jon Matheus, Kurt Nygaard, Michael Pokorny, Walter Reade, Gregory Shaffer, Flynn Tiffany, Roger Yosten
  • Publication number: 20060149407
    Abstract: Providing quality management and intelligent manufacturing with labels and smart tags in event-based product manufacturing. Some of the disclosed embodiments include a system, method, and computer-readable media for storing, during a process, data associated with a material. Also disclosed are a method of collecting, storing, and reporting machine productivity, waste, and delay information on an event basis in a manufacturing system, a method of capturing and storing material history, a method of automating tracking of positions of components used in a process and correlating portions of a component with production problems, an improved inventory management system, and a method of tracking and recording actions of specific operators of a process performed by a machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Markham, Douglas Barber, John Hise, Sheryl Ihde, Jeffrey Lindsay, Kurt Nygaard, Michael Pokorny, Michael Price, Walter Reade, Gregory Shaffer, Roger Yosten
  • Publication number: 20060135026
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a disposable cleaning product for use in household cleaning or personal care applications. The cleaning product of the invention is a multi-layer laminate product and may include at least two distinct layers, an abrasive layer and an absorbent layer. The absorbent layer contains a sponge-like member optionally in combination with a plurality of cellulosic fibrous webs. The sponge-like member can be made from various materials. For example, in one embodiment, the sponge-like member comprises one or more layers of a spunbond web containing crimped, bicomponent filaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Jonathan Arendt, Walter Bauer, Frank Druecke, Frederick Lang, Leslie Taneri, Eugenio Varona, Fung-Jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay, Julie Bednarz, Catherine Nennig, Richard Timmers, Andrew Kuo
  • Publication number: 20060124261
    Abstract: An improved paper and the process of making an improved paper web are disclosed. The improved paper is characterized as having two regions; one is a network (or open grid) region and the other is a plurality of domes. At least a portion of either region of the paper web contains a bonding material that penetrates at least partially through the paper's thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lindsay, Michael Hermans, Mike Goulet, Mark Hassman, Maurizio Tirimacco, Jeffrey Johnson, Rebecca Mohr
  • Publication number: 20060093788
    Abstract: Disposable liquid absorbent mats are described. The mats generally include at least a liquid absorbent layer and a liquid impervious layer. The liquid absorbent layer may be made from a tissue web, a hydroentangled web, an airlaid web, a coform web, and the like. The liquid impervious layer, on the other hand, may comprise a meltspun web, a film, a hydroentangled web, or even a tissue web that has been treated with a sizing agent that renders the web resistant to fluid flow. In one embodiment, the mats can be made so as to have a relatively low caliper so that the mats can be spirally wound into a roll. In other embodiments, however, the mats may be packaged in a stacked arrangement. The mats have various uses and applications. For instance, the mats are well suited for use during food preparation. The mats are well suited to absorbing fluids while preventing the fluids from striking through the product. In some embodiments, the mats are also well suited to serve as an absorbent and cut resistant surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Richard Behm, Heather Sorebo, Elizabeth Hines, Thomas Shannon, Jeffrey Johnson, Henry Skoog, Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Lindsay