Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Moss Vaughn

Jeffrey Moss Vaughn 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: 20220332006
    Abstract: A method for perforating a web with a perforating apparatus includes: rotating a cylinder about a longitudinal cylinder axis, wherein the cylinder comprises at least one shaped blade; operatively engaging a movable support with the cylinder; positioning an anvil disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the shaped blade, wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; feeding a web between the cylinder and the support; and perforating the web as the anvil cooperates in contacting relationship with the shaped blade disposed on the rotating cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Patent number: 11254024
    Abstract: A method of perforating a web includes: rotating a cylinder comprising a longitudinal cylinder axis and at least one shaped anvil disposed on the cylinder; operatively engaging a support with the cylinder, wherein the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder; positioning a blade disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, wherein the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis, and wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; and feeding a web between the cylinder and the support while the blade cooperates in contacting relationship with shaped anvil to perforate the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20210197415
    Abstract: A web may include a curvilinear line of weakness comprising a plurality of perforations and a first amplitude. The first amplitude may be less than a second amplitude of a perforating apparatus that formed the sinusoidal-shaped line of weakness comprising the first amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10946545
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10814513
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus includes a longitudinal cylinder axis about which a cylinder rotates. At least one shaped anvil is disposed on the cylinder. Further, a support operatively engages with the cylinder, and the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder. A blade is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, and the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis. At least one of the blade and the anvil comprises a plurality of teeth, and adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion. A web is perforated as the web passes between the rotating cylinder and the support and the blade cooperates with the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20190233970
    Abstract: A process, for example a continuous process, for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure and more particularly a process for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, such as a soluble fibrous structure, containing soluble filaments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Edward Reed, Michael Sean Pratt, Paul R. Mort, III, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Dinah Achole Nyangiro, Mark William Hamersky, Richard Allen Diemar, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Gavin John Broad, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Mark Robert Sivik, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Publication number: 20190233974
    Abstract: A process, for example a continuous process, for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, for example a composite structure, and more particularly to a process for making an article of manufacture containing a fibrous structure, such as a soluble fibrous structure, containing soluble filaments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Edward Reed, Michael Sean Pratt, Paul R. Mort, III, Stephen Robert Glassmeyer, Dinah Achola Nyangiro, Mark William Hamersky, Richard Allen Diemar, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Gavin John Broad, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Mark Robert Sivik, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Publication number: 20180264676
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10005197
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length. In one embodiment, at least two of the perforations lengths are substantially equal. In an alternate embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially equal. In yet another embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially unequal and at least two of the perforation lengths are substantially unequal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 9365378
    Abstract: A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction coplanar and orthogonal thereto into rolls is disclosed. The winder provides a plurality of winding spindles orbiting about a winding turret axis and a plurality of surface contact rolls cooperatively associated with a respective winding spindle. Each surface contact roll is capable of cooperative engagement with the respective winding spindle when the web material is disposed therebetween. The longitudinal axis of each surface contact roll is adjustable relative to the axis generally parallel to the winding turret axis when the web material is received by the winding spindle cooperatively associated thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael James Gworek, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 9045303
    Abstract: A mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels is disclosed. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret having a cupping arm turret central axis, a mandrel cup cooperatively associated with each mandrel of the plurality of mandrels, and a first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Michael Singer, Matthew Alan Russell, Kevin Benson McNeil, Frederick Edward Lockwood, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 9027870
    Abstract: A web rewinding apparatus having a mandrel cupping assembly for releaseably engaging unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels is disclosed. Each of the plurality of mandrels extends generally parallel to the web winding turret assembly axis. Each of the mandrels is driven in a closed mandrel path about the web winding turret assembly axis. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret having a cupping arm turret central axis, a mandrel cup cooperatively associated with each mandrel of the plurality of mandrels, at least three motion limiting devices disposed upon the cupping arms, and a first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Michael Singer, Matthew Alan Russell, Kevin Benson McNeil, Frederick Edward Lockwood, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 8915461
    Abstract: A mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels is disclosed. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret having a cupping arm turret central axis, a mandrel cup cooperatively associated with each mandrel of the plurality of mandrels, at least three motion limiting devices disposed upon the cupping arms distal from the fulcrum, and a first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Michael Singer, Matthew Alan Russell, Kevin Benson McNeil, Frederick Edward Lockwood, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20140370224
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length. In one embodiment, at least two of the perforations lengths are substantially equal. In an alternate embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially equal. In yet another embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially unequal and at least two of the perforation lengths are substantially unequal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Publication number: 20140366695
    Abstract: A method of perforating a web includes: rotating a cylinder comprising a longitudinal cylinder axis and at least one shaped anvil disposed on the cylinder; operatively engaging a support with the cylinder, wherein the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder; positioning a blade disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, wherein the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis, and wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; and feeding a web between the cylinder and the support while the blade cooperates in contacting relationship with shaped anvil to perforate the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Publication number: 20140366702
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus includes a longitudinal cylinder axis about which a cylinder rotates. At least one shaped anvil is disposed on the cylinder. Further, a support operatively engages with the cylinder, and the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder. A blade is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, and the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis. At least one of the blade and the anvil comprises a plurality of teeth, and adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion. A web is perforated as the web passes between the rotating cylinder and the support and the blade cooperates with the anvil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Patent number: 8910897
    Abstract: A web rewinding apparatus having a mandrel cupping assembly for releasably engaging unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels is disclosed. Each of the plurality of mandrels extends generally parallel to the web winding turret assembly axis. Each of the mandrels is driven in a closed mandrel path about the web winding turret assembly axis. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret having a cupping arm turret central axis, a mandrel cup cooperatively associated with each mandrel of the plurality of mandrels, and a first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Michael Singer, Matthew Alan Russell, Kevin Benson McNeil, Frederick Edward Lockwood, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20140326820
    Abstract: A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction coplanar and orthogonal thereto into rolls is disclosed. The winder provides a plurality of winding spindles orbiting about a winding turret axis and a plurality of surface contact rolls cooperatively associated with a respective winding spindle. Each surface contact roll is capable of cooperative engagement with the respective winding spindle when the web material is disposed therebetween. The longitudinal axis of each surface contact roll is adjustable relative to the axis generally parallel to the winding turret axis when the web material is received by the winding spindle cooperatively associated thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Michael James GWOREK, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Patent number: 8800908
    Abstract: A winder for winding continuous webs or interleaved web segments having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction coplanar and orthogonal thereto into rolls is disclosed. The winder comprises a first surface contact roll having a longitudinal axis parallel to the cross-machine direction associated thereto. The web material contacts at least a portion of the first surface contact roll. The winder also has a winding spindle arranged to be rotatably driven about an axis generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the first surface contact roll. The winding spindle is capable of receiving the web material when the winding spindle is proximate the web material contacting the first surface contact roll. Each of the winding spindle and first surface contact roll is capable of cooperative engagement when the web material is disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael James Gworek, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20140042259
    Abstract: A web rewinding apparatus having a mandrel cupping assembly for releaseably engaging unsupported ends of a plurality of mandrels is disclosed. Each of the plurality of mandrels extends generally parallel to the web winding turret assembly axis. Each of the mandrels is driven in a closed mandrel path about the web winding turret assembly axis. The mandrel cupping assembly comprises a cupping arm turret having a cupping arm turret central axis, a mandrel cup cooperatively associated with each mandrel of the plurality of mandrels, and a first actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: James Michael SINGER, Matthew Alan RUSSELL, Kevin Benson McNeil, Frederick Edward LOCKWOOD, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN