Patents by Inventor Joerg Hendrix

Joerg Hendrix 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: 20240101326
    Abstract: A product container made of a certain plastic material, and the coupling of multiple such product containers together are disclosed herein. Each of the product containers includes either a solid or a solid/liquid combination product therein, which impacts the process of coupling the product containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Theodore TEKIP, Jessica HAMILTON, Joerg HENDRIX, James MARTINEK, Li ZHANG, Timothy MUI, Stephanie GUSTAFSON, Ryan BROOKS, Clayton OHMES
  • Patent number: 11858238
    Abstract: Methods for forming multi-layer substrates including top and bottom surface layers and a melt softened thermoplastic material layer between the exterior surface layers, where the thermoplastic material includes polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F.-350° F. The 3 (or more) layers are assembled, and heated, melt softening the thermoplastic material, causing bonding of the thermoplastic layer to the exterior surface layers. A cleaning composition may be loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel between the surface layers. Adhesion between the surface layers and the thermoplastic layer is provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the surface layers. The process does not require chemical adhesives, any processing water, drying, or the like, so as to be possible with low capital investment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott Wood, Hubert Chan, Mark Pszczolkowski, Daniela Fritter
  • Patent number: 11826989
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising a top surface layer of pulp fibers, a bottom surface layer of pulp fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the pulp fiber layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the pulp fibers top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott A. Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela N. Fritter
  • Patent number: 11472164
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising top and bottom surface layers comprised of synthetic nonwoven fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the top and bottom layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela Fritter
  • Publication number: 20220250360
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising a top surface layer of pulp fibers, a bottom surface layer of pulp fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the pulp fiber layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the pulp fibers top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott A. Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela N. Fritter
  • Patent number: 11364711
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising a top surface layer of pulp fibers, a bottom surface layer of pulp fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the pulp fiber layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the pulp fibers top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott A. Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela N. Fritter
  • Publication number: 20220152994
    Abstract: Methods for forming multi-layer substrates including top and bottom surface layers and a melt softened thermoplastic material layer between the exterior surface layers, where the thermoplastic material includes polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F.-350° F. The 3 (or more) layers are assembled, and heated, melt softening the thermoplastic material, causing bonding of the thermoplastic layer to the exterior surface layers. A cleaning composition may be loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel between the surface layers. Adhesion between the surface layers and the thermoplastic layer is provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the surface layers. The process does not require chemical adhesives, any processing water, drying, or the like, so as to be possible with low capital investment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Nikhil P. DANI, Joerg HENDRIX, Scott WOOD, Hubert CHAN, Mark PSZCZOLKOWSKI, Daniela FRITTER
  • Patent number: 11273625
    Abstract: Methods for forming multi-layer substrates including top and bottom surface layers and a melt softened thermoplastic material layer between the exterior surface layers, where the thermoplastic material includes polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F.?350° F. The 3 (or more) layers are assembled, and heated, melt softening the thermoplastic material, causing bonding of the thermoplastic layer to the exterior surface layers. A cleaning composition may be loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel between the surface layers. Adhesion between the surface layers and the thermoplastic layer is provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the surface layers. The process does not require chemical adhesives, any processing water, drying, or the like, so as to be possible with low capital investment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott Wood, Hubert Chan, Mark Pszczolkowski, Daniela Fritter
  • Publication number: 20200198303
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising a top surface layer of pulp fibers, a bottom surface layer of pulp fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the pulp fiber layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the pulp fibers top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott A. Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela N. Fritter
  • Publication number: 20200198288
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising top and bottom surface layers comprised of synthetic nonwoven fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the top and bottom layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: NIKHIL P. DANI, JOERG HENDRIX, SCOTT WOOD, HUBERT CHAN, DANIELA FRITTER
  • Publication number: 20200199824
    Abstract: Methods for forming multi-layer substrates comprising top and bottom surface layers and a melt softened thermoplastic material layer between the exterior surface layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F.-350° F. The 3 (or more) layers are assembled, and heated, melt softening the thermoplastic material, causing bonding of the thermoplastic layer to the exterior surface layers. A cleaning composition may finally be loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel between the surface layers. Adhesion between the surface layers and the thermoplastic layer is provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the surface layers. The process does not require chemical adhesives, any processing water, drying, or the like, so as to be possible with low capital investment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, JOERG HENDRIX, SCOTT WOOD, HUBERT CHAN, MARK PSZCZOLKOWSKI, DANIELA FRITTER
  • Patent number: 8524144
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for melt extruding a nonwoven web includes providing a plurality of fibers from an extrusion device. The fibers are conveyed through a diverging profile portion of a fiber drawing unit (FDU) that causes the fibers to spread and expand in the machine direction within the FDU. The fibers are then conveyed through a diverging diffusion chamber spaced from the outlet of the FDU to reduce the velocity of the fibers and further spread the fibers in the machine direction. The fibers may be subjected to an applied electrostatic charge in either the diffusion chamber or the FDU. From the outlet of the diffusion chamber, the fibers are laid onto a forming surface as a nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Conrad, Eric E. Lennon, Douglas J. Hulslander, Joerg Hendrix, Detlef Frey
  • Publication number: 20120274003
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for melt extruding a nonwoven web includes providing a plurality of fibers from an extrusion device. The fibers are conveyed through a diverging profile portion of a fiber drawing unit (FDU) that causes the fibers to spread and expand in the machine direction within the FDU. The fibers are then conveyed through a diverging diffusion chamber spaced from the outlet of the FDU to reduce the velocity of the fibers and further spread the fibers in the machine direction. The fibers may be subjected to an applied electrostatic charge in either the diffusion chamber or the FDU. From the outlet of the diffusion chamber, the fibers are laid onto a forming surface as a nonwoven web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN H. CONRAD, ERIC E. LENNON, DOUGLAS J. HULSLANDER, JOERG HENDRIX, DETLEF FREY
  • Patent number: 8246898
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for melt extruding a nonwoven web includes providing a plurality of fibers from an extrusion device. The fibers are conveyed through a diverging profile portion of a fiber drawing unit (FDU) that causes the fibers to spread and expand in the machine direction within the FDU. The fibers are then conveyed through a diverging diffusion chamber spaced from the outlet of the FDU to reduce the velocity of the fibers and further spread the fibers in the machine direction. The fibers may be subjected to an applied electrostatic charge in either the diffusion chamber or the FDU. From the outlet of the diffusion chamber, the fibers are laid onto a forming surface as a nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: John H. Conrad, Eric E. Lennon, Douglas J. Hulslander, Joerg Hendrix, Detlef Frey
  • Patent number: 8043984
    Abstract: An elastic laminate capable of being rolled for storage and unwound from a roll when needed for use, includes an elastic layer of an array of continuous filament strands with meltblown deposited on the continuous filament strands, and a facing layer bonded to only one side of the elastic layer. The meltblown layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%. The laminate suitably has an inter-layer peel strength of less than about 70 grams per 3 inches cross-directional width at a strain rate of 300 mm/min. Alternatively or additionally, the continuous filament strands and/or the facing layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Stadelman, Braulio A. Polanco, Joerg Hendrix, Peter M. Kobylivker, Peiguang Zhou, Bryon P. Day, Wing-Chak Ng, Steven R. Stopper
  • Publication number: 20080230943
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for melt extruding a nonwoven web includes providing a plurality of fibers from an extrusion device. The fibers are conveyed through a diverging profile portion of a fiber drawing unit (FDU) that causes the fibers to spread and expand in the machine direction within the FDU. The fibers are then conveyed through a diverging diffusion chamber spaced from the outlet of the FDU to reduce the velocity of the fibers and further spread the fibers in the machine direction. The fibers may be subjected to an applied electrostatic charge in either the diffusion chamber or the FDU. From the outlet of the diffusion chamber, the fibers are laid onto a forming surface as a nonwoven web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: John H. Conrad, Eric E. Lennon, Douglas J. Hulslander, Joerg Hendrix, Detlef Frey
  • Publication number: 20070141937
    Abstract: An elastic composite material that does not require facing materials. The elastic composite material includes a first elastic meltblown layer, an array of continuous filament strands deposited on the first elastic meltblown layer, and a second elastic meltblown layer deposited on the continuous filaments strands opposite the first elastic meltblown layer. One or both meltblown layers and/or the continuous filament strands may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%. Also included is a method of making the elastic composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Joerg Hendrix, Braulio Polanco, Bryan Stadelman, David Hall, Ryan McEneany
  • Publication number: 20070036993
    Abstract: A breathable multilayered thermoplastic film that is a liquid barrier and has a WVTR of at least about 300 g/m2/24 hours and includes exterior layers that include from about 0.005 to about 0.2 weight percent of a polyorganosiloxane or a mixture of polyorganosiloxanes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Mary DeLucia, Christian Sanders, Lon Edelman, Silverio de la Cruz, Joerg Hendrix, Jessica Bersted
  • Publication number: 20060258249
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing elastic composite laminates. The laminates contain elastic filaments that are stretched and laminated to at least one facing material. The continuous filaments are laminated to the facing material using a starved slot coat process. The starved slot coat process provides various benefits and advantages including the production of laminates having improved properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Fairbanks, Joerg Hendrix, Ryan McEneany, Prasad Potnis, Monica Varriale, Howard Welch
  • Publication number: 20050170729
    Abstract: An elastic laminate capable of being rolled for storage and unwound from a roll when needed for use, includes an elastic layer of an array of continuous filament strands with meltblown deposited on the continuous filament strands, and a facing layer bonded to only one side of the elastic layer. The meltblown layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%. The laminate suitably has an inter-layer peel strength of less than about 70 grams per 3 inches cross-directional width at a strain rate of 300 mm/min. Alternatively or additionally, the continuous filament strands and/or the facing layer may include an elastic polyolefin-based meltblown polymer having a degree of crystallinity between about 3% and about 40%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Bryan Stadelman, Braulio Polanco, Joerg Hendrix, Peter Kobylivker, Peiguang Zhou, Bryon Day, Wing-Chak Ng, Steven Stopper