Patents by Inventor Joseph A. O'Donnell

Joseph A. O'Donnell 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: 20190288525
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul SODEN, Albert Joseph FLACK, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Publication number: 20190254888
    Abstract: A method of creating a topsheet for an absorbent article is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a pre-cursor web of material, the pre-cursor web of material having a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the pre-cursor web of material is a composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer is a film and the second layer is a nonwoven material having a plurality of fibers; forming a first plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a first direction from the pre-cursor web of material; forming a second plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a second direction from the pre-cursor material, wherein the first direction and the second direction are different; and forming a plurality of embossments in the pre-cursor web of material, wherein the embossments are oriented in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 10348103
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 10322038
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, is described herein. The topsheet is a two layer composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer. The composite or laminate has a first plurality of apertures and a second plurality of apertures, wherein the first plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in a first direction, wherein the second plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in second direction that is different than the first direction, and wherein the composite or laminate also includes a plurality of embossments which extend in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 10307942
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is described herein. The precursor web comprises a film layer and a nonwoven layer having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The forming apparatus heats and stretches the precursor web forming apertures therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20190039777
    Abstract: Packages having raised portions that provide improvements in displaying graphics, such as images and branding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Daniel Theiss, III, Teofilo Medellin, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20180339832
    Abstract: Flexible packages with reinforcing areas and flat panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Edward Daniel THEISS, III
  • Publication number: 20180339823
    Abstract: Methods of making packages from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Neil John ROGERS, Michael REMUS, Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL
  • Publication number: 20180339822
    Abstract: Packages made from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Michael REMUS, Neil John ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20180282041
    Abstract: Flexible packages with reinforcing lines and flat panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Edward Daniel THEISS, III
  • Publication number: 20180222092
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is described herein. The precursor web comprises a film layer and a nonwoven layer having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The forming apparatus heats and stretches the precursor web forming apertures therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9962867
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is provided where the web comprises a film having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The orientation of the arrangement of teeth and the molecular orientation of the film are predetermined and modified to provide a relative angle between the orientation of the teeth and the molecular orientation of the film. Apertures formed in the precursor web material have a length and width exhibiting a minimal aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20180098887
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, is described herein. The topsheet is a two layer composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer. The composite or laminate has a first plurality of apertures and a second plurality of apertures, wherein the first plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in a first direction, wherein the second plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in second direction that is different than the first direction, and wherein the composite or laminate also includes a plurality of embossments which extend in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 9925706
    Abstract: A melt spinnable fiber is provided that comprises a first component comprising a thermoplastic polymer, and a second component comprising thermoplastic starch where the second component is not encompassed by another component or components or if encompassed by another component or components then the second component encompasses a hollow core. A particular use of such a fiber is for removal of the second component in the presence of a solvent in order to produce fibers with desired properties. An agent may be present in the second component for controlling the rate of removal of the second component thereby allowing for physical manipulation of the fiber prior to complete removal of the component. The invention is also directed to nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Larry Neil Mackey, Isao Noda, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Dean Van Phan
  • Publication number: 20170360621
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, is described herein. The topsheet has first and second webs where the second web forms a body-contacting surface of the disposable absorbent article and the first web is disposed between the second web and the absorbent core. The second web is hydrophobic compared to the first web. And, the second web is a nonwoven with a plurality of fibers having a diameter less than about 10 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 9775490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles for cleaning hard surfaces and in particular to remove large particles and hairs from large surfaces. The articles comprise an adhesive having specific Theological properties that provide increased efficacy in capturing and trapping large particles and hairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michele Mazzeo, Italo Corzani, Rodrigo Rosati, Fabio Cinelli, Antonello Colaianni, Fabio Ciammaichella, Alessandra Massa, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20170259971
    Abstract: Packages having raised portions that provide improvements in displaying graphics, such as images and branding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Edward Daniel THEISS, III
  • Publication number: 20170259972
    Abstract: Packages having raised portions that provide improvements in displaying graphics, such as images and branding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Edward Daniel THEISS, III
  • Publication number: 20170259961
    Abstract: Packages having raised portions that provide improvements in displaying graphics, such as images and branding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'DONNELL, Edward Daniel THEISS, III
  • Publication number: 20170087748
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a precursor web using a forming apparatus is provided where the web comprises a film having molecular orientation and the forming apparatus comprises an arrangement of teeth. The orientation of the arrangement of teeth and the molecular orientation of the film are predetermined and modified to provide a relative angle between the orientation of the teeth and the molecular orientation of the film. Apertures formed in the precursor web material have a length and width exhibiting a minimal aspect ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Fredrick William Gibson, Kelyn Anne Arora, John Lee Hammons, Norman Scott Broyles, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jody Lynn Hoying, Karen Denise McAffry, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell