Patents by Inventor John McCabe

John McCabe 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: 20210300716
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying elastics to a running web including a crank and arm, the arm arranged to reciprocate from side to side during use and having a laydown carriage carried on the arm, the laydown carriage including at least one eyelet arranged to support an elastic strand, the assembly further including a shoe guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Fritz, Christopher J. Nelson, John A. McCabe, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11071655
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for folding discrete items such as diapers at high speeds. Discrete items are conveyed in a machine direction toward a pair of engaging members rotating in the machine direction and first carrying a top side of a leading edge of the discrete item with a first engaging member away from the conveyor, and then carrying a bottom side of the leading edge with a second engaging member back towards the conveyor. The diaper fold is created at a contact point with a folding finger which travels rotationally and straight in a fixed orientation about a travel path into and out of contact with the diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Anthony A. Nelson, Zachary J. Giffey
  • Patent number: 11034543
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying elastics to a running web including a crank and arm, the arm arranged to reciprocate from side to side during use and having a laydown carriage carried on the arm, the laydown carriage including at least one eyelet arranged to support an elastic strand, the assembly further including a shoe guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Fritz, Christopher J. Nelson, John A. McCabe, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11020067
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to hydrodynamic bearings are provided. One example system includes a hydrodynamic bearing including a rotational component configured to attach to an anode and a stationary component. The stationary component includes a bearing surface having a plurality of grooves configured to generate pressure in a fluid interface during rotation of the rotational component and where the bearing surface includes at least one recessed section profiled based on an expected pattern of wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Ian Hunt, Andrew Triscari, John McCabe, Michael Hebert
  • Patent number: 10953561
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing stationary and/or moveable cutting components provide limited interference with web processing operations, such as pad spin and pitch alteration. Heat, laser, fluid, or mechanical cutting operations may be used, including respectively, a heated element (e.g., wire, ribbon, bar, or embossing or perforating element) that may be triggered inductively, water or steam jets, or improved knife/anvil cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeff Middlesworth, Darren Horness, Peter Jenquin, Gottfried J. Hohm, Daniel A. Peterson, Sudeep Ingole
  • Patent number: 10899574
    Abstract: A series of elastic break brakes are provided throughout a travel path of elastics in a machine operation. Elastic strands thread through each individual brake mechanism, and if an elastic strand breaks downstream, a natural snap back of the elastic, which ordinarily travels through the system under tension, drives an immediately upstream cam mechanism back, and holds the elastic thread in place at the elastic break brake immediately upstream of the break as to minimize rethreading required downstream of the elastic break brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wayne Fritz, Christopher J. Nelson, John A. McCabe, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10894687
    Abstract: A web cutting system is provided for use with a single transfer insert placement mechanism having at least one puck for transferring a discrete web and a continuous web feeding mechanism for feeding a continuous web wherein first and second rollers having substantially parallel axes and being aligned with one another form a nip at their juncture, an anvil is attached to one roller, a die is attached to the other roller, a vacuum source is coupled to one of the rollers, a plurality of vacuum apertures is formed in the same roller. One of the rollers is positioned adjacent to the single transfer insert placement mechanism and to the continuous web feeding mechanism. The continuous web is applied to one roller and at least one discrete web is transferred from the puck to the same roller after which a die cutting process of the webs occurs at the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Patent number: 10792196
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for folding discrete items such as diapers at high speeds. Discrete items are conveyed in a machine direction toward a pair of vacuum drums rotating in the machine direction and first carrying a top side of a leading edge of the discrete item away from the conveyor, and then carrying a bottom side of the leading edge with a second rotational vacuum drum back towards the conveyor. The diaper fold is created at a contact point with a folding finger which travels rotationally and straight in a fixed orientation about a pair of belts, into and out of contact with the diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Anthony A. Nelson, Zachary J. Giffey
  • Patent number: 10702428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with a contoured leg opening. In this method at least one chip is removed from at least one ear of a disposable product. The chip may be removed from an ear prior to attaching the ear to the chassis web. Alternatively, the chip may be removed from the ear after the ear is attached to the chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10653910
    Abstract: A fire fighting composition according to the invention comprises a first surfactant selected from alkyl group-containing amphoteric surfactants, wherein the alkyl group contains at least 8 carbon atoms, and alkyl group-containing zwitterionic surfactants, wherein the alkyl group contains at least 8 carbon atoms, and mixtures thereof, and a second surfactant selected from alkyl group-containing anionic surfactants, wherein the alkyl group contains at least 8 carbon atoms, and wherein the weight ratio of the first surfactant to the second surfactant is in the range of from 3:1 to 1:1.5, wherein the fire fighting foaming composition is essential free of fluorine. Typically, the first surfactant is selected from alkyl amine oxides, betaines and N-alkyl pyrrolidones. Typically, the second surfactant is selected from alkyl sulphates, alkyl phosphates, dialkylsulphosuccinates, sodium alkyl ether sulphates and alkyl carboxylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Angus Holdings Safety Group Limited
    Inventors: Joel Da Costa, John McCabe
  • Publication number: 20200085636
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert E. Andrews, Jeffrey W. Fritz, John A. McCabe, Noel Horneck, Anthony A. Nelson, Daniel Van Dyke
  • Publication number: 20190385191
    Abstract: A digital advertisement platform with redemption feedback. In one embodiment, a server including a communication interface, a memory, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive transaction information from the data storage server, generate operation recommendations based on the transaction information that is received from the data storage server, generate operation creation and workflow with an enterprise platform and based on the operation recommendations, and generate a graphical user interface for displaying on the supplier interface device, the graphical user interface based on the operation creation and workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gary James Becus, Hendrik Alexander Gilchrist Kleinsmiede, Patricia Littler, Sarah Cunningham, Isabela Peixoto Campos, Marcelo Xavier Sobrinho e Silva, Rahul Deshpande, Gerard J. O'Donnell, Alison Beth Giordano, I-Hsin Chuang, Samir Kothari, John McCabe
  • Patent number: 10456302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with zero waste ear formation and attaching the ears to a running chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Andrews, Jeff W. Fritz, John A. McCabe, Noel Horneck, Anthony A. Nelson, Daniel Van Dyke
  • Publication number: 20190275692
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing stationary and/or moveable cutting components provide limited interference with web processing operations, such as pad spin and pitch alteration. Heat, laser, fluid, or mechanical cutting operations may be used, including respectively, a heated element (e.g., wire, ribbon, bar, or embossing or perforating element) that may be triggered inductively, water or steam jets, or improved knife/anvil cooperation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeff Middlesworth, Darren Horness, Peter Jenquin, Gottfried J. Hohm, Daniel A. Peterson, Sudeep Ingole
  • Publication number: 20190269565
    Abstract: A method of forming a disposable product includes feeding an incoming web of ear material, engaging the web with a rotating anvil, cutting ears from the web via the rotating anvil and interaction thereof with a corresponding die, so as to form pairs of ears having complimentary and nested ear shapes, and coupling the ears to at least one of a wing and a web of chassis material. In feeding the incoming web of ear material, the speed of the web is selectively varied between at least a first speed and a second speed, with the web being fed to the rotating die and anvil at the first speed to result in the cut ear shapes having a first height and the web being fed to the rotating die and anvil at the second speed to result in the cut ear shapes having a second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10391660
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilizing stationary and/or moveable cutting components provide limited interference with web processing operations, such as pad spin and pitch alteration. Heat, laser, fluid, or mechanical cutting operations may be used, including respectively, a heated element (e.g., wire, ribbon, bar, or embossing or perforating element) that may be triggered inductively, water or steam jets, or improved knife/anvil cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeff Middlesworth, Darren Horness, Peter J. Jenquin, Gottfried J. Hohm, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190256318
    Abstract: A series of elastic break brakes are provided throughout a travel path of elastics in a machine operation. Elastic strands thread through each individual brake mechanism, and if an elastic strand breaks downstream, a natural snap back of the elastic, which ordinarily travels through the system under tension, drives an immediately upstream cam mechanism back, and holds the elastic thread in place at the elastic break brake immediately upstream of the break as to minimize rethreading required downstream of the elastic break brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wayne Fritz, Christopher J. Nelson, John A. McCabe, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20190254891
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of providing a disposable product with a contoured leg opening. In this method at least one chip is removed from at least one ear of a disposable product. The chip may be removed from an ear prior to attaching the ear to the chassis web. Alternatively, the chip may be removed from the ear after the ear is attached to the chassis web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: John A. McCabe, Jeffrey Wayne Fritz, Robert E. Andrews
  • Publication number: 20190241393
    Abstract: A web cutting system is provided for use with a single transfer insert placement mechanism having at least one puck for transferring a discrete web and a continuous web feeding mechanism for feeding a continuous web wherein first and second rollers having substantially parallel axes and being aligned with one another form a nip at their juncture, an anvil is attached to one roller, a die is attached to the other roller, a vacuum source is coupled to one of the rollers, a plurality of vacuum apertures is formed in the same roller. One of the rollers is positioned adjacent to the single transfer insert placement mechanism and to the continuous web feeding mechanism. The continuous web is applied to one roller and at least one discrete web is transferred from the puck to the same roller after which a die cutting process of the webs occurs at the nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Patent number: D862826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Fritz, Christopher J. Nelson, John A. McCabe, Daniel A. Peterson