Patents by Inventor Justin S. Pence

Justin S. Pence 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: 20220380983
    Abstract: A two-ply rolled Through Air Dried paper towel with high total absorption and absorption rate at a low basis weight. Further, the paper towel has a unique combination of properties including an Sdr value of greater than 30, and a Vvd value of greater than 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Marc Paul Begin, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Kevin P. Brennan
  • Publication number: 20220378685
    Abstract: A single or multi-ply flushable and dispersible wet wipe including a wet laid fibrous web imprinted using a structuring fabric, a binder composition comprising poly(vinyl) alcohol, poly(vinyl) acetate, poly (ethylene) (vinyl) alcohols, poly (ethylene) (vinyl) acetate, copolymers of vinyl acetate-ethylene, or combinations thereof, and one or more additives. In an exemplary embodiment, the fibrous web is wetted by a wetting solution comprising 0.1% to about 10% by weight of one of the following: (1) boric acid; and (2) boric acid and a mono or divalent salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Taras Z. Andrukh, Zachary Korkowski, Ashley Harris
  • Publication number: 20220316142
    Abstract: A multi-ply flushable wipe includes a ply having first and second exterior layers and a middle layer disposed therebetween. Each of the exterior layers includes at least 50% by weight natural fibers. When foam-formed, the middle layer includes at least 25% by weight natural fibers. In embodiments, the middle layer may include at least 75% by weight natural fibers. The middle layer also includes synthetic fibers that have a length within the range of 1 mm and 20 mm. The wipe may have a length weight weighted average fiber length of less than 4 mm and a wet CD strength of greater than 20 N/m. Each ply of the wipe may be formed by wetlaying the first and second exterior layers and a foam formed middle layer to form a web, imprinting the web with a structured fabric, and drying the web. The plies are then attached using a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Karthik RAMARATNAM, James E. SEALEY, II, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Justin S. PENCE
  • Patent number: 11391000
    Abstract: A multi-ply flushable wipe includes a ply having first and second exterior layers and a middle layer disposed therebetween. Each of the exterior layers includes at least 50% by weight natural fibers. When foam-formed, the middle layer includes at least 25% by weight natural fibers. In embodiments, the middle layer may include at least 75% by weight natural fibers. The middle layer also includes synthetic fibers that have a length within the range of 1 mm and 20 mm. The wipe may have a length weight weighted average fiber length of less than 4 mm and a wet CD strength of greater than 20 N/m. Each ply of the wipe may be formed by wetlaying the first and second exterior layers and a foam formed middle layer to form a web, imprinting the web with a structured fabric, and drying the web. The plies are then attached using a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220192438
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent structure including mixing ultra-high molecular weight (“UHMW”) glyoxalated polyvinylamide adducts (“GPVM”) and/or high molecular weight (“HMW”), glyoxalated polyacrylamide and/or high cationic charge glyoxalated polyacrylamide (“GPAM”) copolymers and high molecular weight (“HMW”) anionic polyacrylamide (“APAM”) with the furnish during stock preparation of a wet laid papermaking process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, James E. Bradbury, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220170208
    Abstract: A tissue product including a laminate of at least two plies of a multi-layer tissue web, the tissue product having a softness value (HF) of 92.0 or greater, a lint value of 4.5 or less, and an Sdr of greater than 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Phillip MACDONALD, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Justin S. PENCE
  • Publication number: 20220170209
    Abstract: A tissue product including a laminate of at least two plies of a multi-layer tissue web, the tissue product having a softness value (HF) of 92.0 or greater, a lint value of 4.5 or less, and an Sdr of greater than 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Phillip MACDONALD, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Justin S. PENCE
  • Patent number: 11332889
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11286622
    Abstract: A tissue product including a laminate of at least two plies of a multi-layer tissue web, the tissue product having a softness value (HF) of 92.0 or greater, a lint value of 4.5 or less, and an Sdr of greater than 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20220090326
    Abstract: A method of producing wet laid disposable bath tissue, facial tissue, and paper towel with enhanced properties through application of surface additives using a piezoelectrical apparatus or application device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Kevin Brennan, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Matthew John Walkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20220081190
    Abstract: A shippable bundled product including a plurality of paper product rolls each individually packaged by a first package material and arranged relative to one another so as to form a bundle. The bundle is packaged by a second package material. The second package material has a shrinkage factor relative to the bundle of less than zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chris B. Anklam, Justin S. Pence, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Amiel Sam Sabbagh, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 11242656
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 11220394
    Abstract: A shippable bundled product including a plurality of paper product rolls each individually packaged by a first package material and arranged relative to one another so as to form a bundle. The bundle is packaged by a second package material. The second package material has a shrinkage factor relative to the bundle of less than zero and the bundle has a size of 18 in. x 14 in. x 8 in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Chris B. Anklam, Justin S. Pence, Bryd Tyler Miller, IV, Amiel Sam Sabbagh, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20210340711
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Patent number: 11098453
    Abstract: Absorbent product including a laminate of at least two plies, wherein the absorbent product has a measured Valley Volume parameter greater than 11 microns and a Pit Density of greater than 25 pockets per sq. cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Justin S. Pence, Marc Paul Begin, Zachary Korkowski, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV
  • Publication number: 20210164168
    Abstract: A structured rolled sanitary tissue product having at least two plies, wherein the structured rolled sanitary tissue product has a crumple resistance of less than 30 grams force, a caliper of at least 450 microns/ply, and a bulk softness (TS7) of 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence, James E. Sealey
  • Publication number: 20210164161
    Abstract: A fabric or belt for a papermaking machine including a first layer that defines a web contacting surface and a second layer that supports the first layer. The first layer is made of extruded polymer and includes a plurality of first elements aligned in a first direction, a plurality of second elements aligned in a second direction and extending over the plurality of first elements, and a plurality of open portions defined by the plurality of first and second elements. The second layer is made of woven fabric. The first layer is bonded to the second layer so that the first layer extends only partially through the second layer and an interface formed between the first and second layers includes bonded and unbonded portions and airflow channels that extend in a plane parallel to the first and second layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Publication number: 20210095426
    Abstract: A structured rolled sanitary tissue product having at least two plies, wherein the structured rolled sanitary tissue product has a crumple resistance of less than 30 grams force, a caliper of at least 450 microns/ply, and a bulk softness (TS7) of 10 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence, James E. Sealey
  • Publication number: 20210087752
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: D974050
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin S. Pence