Patents by Inventor Joseph K. Baker

Joseph K. Baker 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).

  • Patent number: 11344175
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a wiping product well suited to absorbing a solvent and releasing the solvent onto an adjacent surface. The wiping product can also be constructed so as to have excellent abrasion resistance. The wiping product can be used in numerous applications and is particularly well suited for wiping unfinished surfaces, such as metal surfaces and composite surfaces for removing contaminants, such as oil and grease. The wiping product is made from a hydroentangled and thermally bonded web containing staple fibers and conjugated fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary F. Mallory, Joseph K. Baker, Ning Yang, David M. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20220090328
    Abstract: A multi-layered web is disclosed that is resilient and/or elastic in the Z-direction. Thus, when the web is compressed, the web assumes a compacted state and then expands to an expanded state when the compressive forces are removed. In one embodiment, the multi-layered web includes a middle layer made from a resilient blend of fibers positioned inbetween two outer layers. The middle layer, for instance, can contain elastomeric fibers, three-dimensional fibers, and/or debonded fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: David A. Lilley, Donald E. Waldroup, Charles W. Colman, Joseph K. Baker, Marvin E. Swails, Michael Payne, Vicky S. Polashock
  • Patent number: 11091879
    Abstract: A process for foam forming tissue or paper webs is disclosed. A foamed suspension of fibers is deposited onto a forming fabric and contacted with a gas flow prior to drying the web. For instance, the web can contact the gas flow prior to dewatering the web. The gas flow can have a volumetric flow rate and/or a velocity sufficient to rearrange the fibers within the web. In one embodiment, for instance, the gas flow can increase the caliper of the web, the stretch properties of the web, and/or the absorbency characteristics of the web. In one embodiment, the gas flow can be pulsed for producing a web with a distinctive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin E. Swails, Joseph K. Baker, Mary F. Mallory, Cleary E. Mahaffey
  • Publication number: 20200306107
    Abstract: The foam and fiber composite can provide an absorbent article with improved dryness and an improved liquid distribution capability. The foam and fiber composite can be formed from at least two materials. The first material is an open cell foam material and the second material is a fibrous material. A plurality of the fibers forming the fibrous material can be fluid inserted into the open cell foam material thereby forming the foam and fiber composite. In various embodiments, the foam and fiber composite can be incorporated into an absorbent article as a component of an absorbent system located between a topsheet layer and a backsheet layer of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jun G. Zhang, April Montoya Vaverka, Palani Raj Ramaswami Wallajapet, Richmond R. Cohen, Mary Alice Berceau, Joseph K. Baker, Udaykumar Raval, David Glen Biggs
  • Publication number: 20200123710
    Abstract: A process for foam forming tissue or paper webs is disclosed. A foamed suspension of fibers is deposited onto a forming fabric and contacted with a gas flow prior to drying the web. For instance, the web can contact the gas flow prior to dewatering the web. The gas flow can have a volumetric flow rate and/or a velocity sufficient to rearrange the fibers within the web. In one embodiment, for instance, the gas flow can increase the caliper of the web, the stretch properties of the web, and/or the absorbency characteristics of the web. In one embodiment, the gas flow can be pulsed for producing a web with a distinctive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Marvin E. Swails, Joseph K. Baker, Mary F. Mallory, Cleary E. Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 10538879
    Abstract: A dispersible moist wipe includes regenerated cellulose fibers in an amount equal to or less than 20 percent by weight and natural cellulose fibers in an amount equal to or greater than 80 percent by weight. At least 50 percent of the natural cellulose fibers are fibrillated. The regenerated cellulose fibers and the natural cellulose fibers are hydroentangled such that the web has a wet CD tensile strength of at least 200 grams per inch. A method of making a dispersible nonwoven sheet includes dispersing natural cellulose fibers and regenerated cellulose fibers in a liquid medium to form a liquid suspension and depositing the liquid suspension over a forming surface to form a nonwoven web. The natural cellulose fibers and regenerated cellulose fibers of the web are hydroentangled using a plurality of hydroentangling jets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. Baker, David A. Moline, Colin Ackroyd, Lynn P. Bresnahan
  • Patent number: 10519606
    Abstract: A process for foam forming tissue or paper webs is disclosed. A foamed suspension of fibers is deposited onto a forming fabric and contacted with a gas flow prior to drying the web. For instance, the web can contact the gas flow prior to dewatering the web. The gas flow can have a volumetric flow rate and/or a velocity sufficient to rearrange the fibers within the web. In one embodiment, for instance, the gas flow can increase the caliper of the web, the stretch properties of the web, and/or the absorbency characteristics of the web. In one embodiment, the gas flow can be pulsed for producing a web with a distinctive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Wordlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin E. Swails, Joseph K. Baker, Mary F. Mallory, Cleary E. Mahaffey
  • Publication number: 20190161915
    Abstract: A process for foam forming tissue or paper webs is disclosed. A foamed suspension of fibers is deposited onto a forming fabric and contacted with a gas flow prior to drying the web. For instance, the web can contact the gas flow prior to dewatering the web. The gas flow can have a volumetric flow rate and/or a velocity sufficient to rearrange the fibers within the web. In one embodiment, for instance, the gas flow can increase the caliper of the web, the stretch properties of the web, and/or the absorbency characteristics of the web. In one embodiment, the gas flow can be pulsed for producing a web with a distinctive pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Marvin E. Swails, Joseph K. Baker, Mary F. Mallory, Cleary E. Mahaffey
  • Publication number: 20190008354
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a wiping product well suited to absorbing a solvent and releasing the solvent onto an adjacent surface. The wiping product can also be constructed so as to have excellent abrasion resistance. The wiping product can be used in numerous applications and is particularly well suited for wiping unfinished surfaces, such as metal surfaces and composite surfaces for removing contaminants, such as oil and grease. The wiping product is made from a hydroentangled and thermally bonded web containing staple fibers and conjugated fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Mary F. Mallory, Joseph K. Baker, Ning Yang, David M. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20180303294
    Abstract: A wet laid and hydraulically entangled nonwoven material made from cellulosic fibers and synthetic staple fibers is disclosed. The cellulosic fibers are mixed with the synthetic fibers and formed into a web using a wet lay process. The web is then subjected to multiple hydroentangling processes. In one embodiment, the web is subjected to a first hydroentangling process while being conveyed in a horizontal position. The web is then fed over subsequent hydroentangling drums. Each side of the web is subjected to at least one more hydroentangling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph K. Baker, Timothy W. Reader
  • Publication number: 20180171558
    Abstract: A dispersible moist wipe includes regenerated cellulose fibers in an amount equal to or less than 20 percent by weight and natural cellulose fibers in an amount equal to or greater than 80 percent by weight. At least 50 percent of the natural cellulose fibers are fibrillated. The regenerated cellulose fibers and the natural cellulose fibers are hydroentangled such that the web has a wet CD tensile strength of at least 200 grams per inch. A method of making a dispersible nonwoven sheet includes dispersing natural cellulose fibers and regenerated cellulose fibers in a liquid medium to form a liquid suspension and depositing the liquid suspension over a forming surface to form a nonwoven web. The natural cellulose fibers and regenerated cellulose fibers of the web are hydroentangled using a plurality of hydroentangling jets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph K. Baker, David A. Moline, Colin Ackroyd, Lynn P. Bresnahan
  • Publication number: 20160332418
    Abstract: A stretch-bonded elastic nonwoven composite includes a machine-direction elastic apertured film-based, stretch-bonded laminate layer that has been hydroentangled throughout all of its laminate layers with a hydrophilic fibrous layer. The elastic apertured film-based, stretch-bonded laminate layer includes a middle elastic film layer positioned between one or two inelastic layers, each of which layers includes hydrophilic fibers from the hydrophilic fibrous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn E. Jenkins, Joseph K. Baker
  • Publication number: 20160319470
    Abstract: A stretch-bonded elastic nonwoven composite that is absorbent to both water and oil includes a machine-direction, elastic filament-based, stretch-bonded laminate layer and a hydrophilic fibrous layer that is hydroentangled with all layers of the elastic filament-based, stretch-bonded laminate layer. The laminate layer includes a middle elastic filament-based layer sandwiched between two inelastic nonwoven layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Shawn E. Jenkins, Joseph K. Baker
  • Patent number: 7624468
    Abstract: A wet mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head includes a laminate mop substrate having a first layer of scrubbing material, a second layer of scrubbing material and an absorbent foam layer sandwiched between the scrubbing material layers. At least one bond is present to join the scrubbing and absorbent foam layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Sridhar Ranganathan, Joseph K. Baker, Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, Andrew Clement, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Fred Robert Radwanski, Charles Wilson Colman
  • Patent number: 7588663
    Abstract: A multiple mode headbox is provided including a support surface, two or more chambers, and an adjustable roof. Each chamber includes a plurality of nozzles adapted to optionally supply papermaking fibers to the support surface. The adjustable roof is operably configured to adjust over a range of movement such that it defines a forming zone between the support surface and at least one chamber in a first mode, and between said support surface and at least one different said chamber in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Skoog, James W. Clark, Joseph K. Baker, John M. Conner
  • Publication number: 20080093042
    Abstract: A multiple mode headbox is provided including a support surface, two or more chambers, and an adjustable roof. Each chamber includes a plurality of nozzles adapted to optionally supply papermaking fibers to the support surface. The adjustable roof is operably configured to adjust over a range of movement such that it defines a forming zone between the support surface and at least one chamber in a first mode, and between said support surface and at least one different said chamber in a second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Henry Skoog, James W. Clark, Joseph K. Baker, John M. Conner
  • Publication number: 20080016640
    Abstract: A wet mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head includes a laminate mop substrate having a first layer of scrubbing material, a second layer of scrubbing material and an absorbent foam layer sandwiched between the scrubbing material layers. At least one bond is present to join the scrubbing and absorbent foam layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Sridhar Ranganathan, Joseph K. Baker, Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, Andrew Clement, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Fred Robert Radwanski, Charles Wilson Colman