Patents by Inventor Kevin Benson McNeil

Kevin Benson McNeil 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: 10173414
    Abstract: A system for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include a sleeve having a sleeve exit and an inner region and a rotating roll disposed within the inner region. A vascular network can be disposed within the rotating roll, the vascular network being configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from the interior region to the exterior surface through a substantially radial path, the substantially radial path ending at an exit point of a fluid exit, wherein the exit point is associated with a sleeve exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Publication number: 20180333737
    Abstract: A system for dosing one or more fluids on a substrate, the system comprising a rotating roll. The rotating roll has a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis; an exterior surface defining an interior region and substantially surrounding the central longitudinal axis; and a vascular network configured for transporting the one or more fluids in a predetermined path from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 10124573
    Abstract: A gravure printing system comprising a gravure cylinder having a first plurality of discrete cells disposed upon an outer surface thereof is disclosed. Each cell of said first plurality of discrete cells has a nominal diameter and is capable of receiving a fluid that is a first combination of at least two primary fluids. The fluid is fluidically displaceable through a discrete channel having a single entry point at said first position and a single exit point into a first cell of said first plurality of discrete cells. The outer surface has a metal plating disposed thereon. The metal plating reduces the nominal diameter of each cell of the first plurality of discrete cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav André Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne
  • Patent number: 10060062
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of atomized fluid to a web material having a first surface and a second surface opposed thereto is disclosed. The apparatus is provided with a fluid source disposed adjacent to the first surface of the web material and a receipt plenum disposed adjacent to the second surface of the web material. The receipt plenum provides a source of negative pressure to the second surface of the web material. A fluid disposed from the fluid source contacts the first surface of the web material and is caused to traverse therethrough by the source of negative pressure. A portion of the fluid contacting the first surface of the web material is contained by the receipt plenum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Valle, Katie Kristine Glass, Hasan Eroglu, David Warren Loebker, Kurt David Alexander, André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, David William Cabell, John Gerhard Michael, Stanford Royce Jackson, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10016779
    Abstract: A method for delivering a High Internal Phase Emulsion to a substrate. The method includes providing a rotating roll, The rotating roll has a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis, an exterior surface defining an interior region and substantially surrounding the central longitudinal axis, and a vascular network configured for transporting the one or more fluids in a predetermined path from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll. The method further includes providing a High Internal Phase Emulsion to the rotating roll vascular network. The method further includes contacting a substrate with the rotating roll and contacting the substrate with the High Internal Phase Emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav Andre Mellin, Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr., Paul Aaron Grosse, Gregory Alan Lengerich
  • Patent number: 9993836
    Abstract: A system for dosing one or more fluids on a substrate, the system comprising a rotating roll. The rotating roll has a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis; an exterior surface defining an interior region and substantially surrounding the central longitudinal axis; and a vascular network configured for transporting the one or more fluids in a predetermined path from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Gustav Andre Mellin, Wade Monroe Hubbard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9937694
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Patent number: 9937704
    Abstract: A method of creating a vascular network for printing a fluid onto a substrate is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: determining a deposit objective; selecting a fluid having at least one fluid property; designing a vascular network to achieve the deposit objective; selecting a fluid delivery system, and depositing the fluid in liquid form that solidifies into the vascular network according to the deposit objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Haibin (NMN) Chen
  • Publication number: 20180022084
    Abstract: A system for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include a sleeve having a sleeve exit and an inner region and a rotating roll disposed within the inner region. A vascular network can be disposed within the rotating roll, the vascular network being configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from the interior region to the exterior surface through a substantially radial path, the substantially radial path ending at an exit point of a fluid exit, wherein the exit point is associated with a sleeve exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Patent number: 9796174
    Abstract: A system for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include a sleeve having a sleeve exit and an inner region and a rotating roll disposed within the inner region. A vascular network can be disposed within the rotating roll, the vascular network being configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from the interior region to the exterior surface through a substantially radial path, the substantially radial path ending at an exit point of a fluid exit, wherein the exit point is associated with a sleeve exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Patent number: 9724908
    Abstract: A method for printing 7 or more inks on a substrate. The method can include the steps of: providing a substrate; providing 7 or more inks; and providing a print system, the print system comprising 6 or less rotating rolls. Each of the 6 or less rotating rolls can be disposed in an operative relationship to transport at least one of the 7 or more inks to a vascular network in one of 6 or less rotating rolls. The method includes contacting the substrate with the at least one of the 7 or more inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen
  • Patent number: 9724907
    Abstract: A system for printing 7 or more inks on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include: 6 or less rotating rolls disposed in operative relationship with a substrate, wherein each of the rotating rolls can comprise a vascular network configured for transporting at least one of the 7 or more inks in a predetermined path from an interior region to an exterior surface of the rotating roll. The vascular network can have at least one main artery, at least one capillary and a plurality of fluid exits on the exterior surface. At least one capillary is attached to a main artery and is in fluid communication with at least two fluid exits through a substantially radial fluid path to form a tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Publication number: 20170197405
    Abstract: A system for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The system can include a sleeve having a sleeve exit and an inner region and a rotating roll disposed within the inner region. A vascular network can be disposed within the rotating roll, the vascular network being configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from the interior region to the exterior surface through a substantially radial path, the substantially radial path ending at an exit point of a fluid exit, wherein the exit point is associated with a sleeve exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Patent number: 9701101
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and methods for making such embossed multi-ply fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNeil, Patrick John Buschur, Andre Mellin, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Mark Stephen Conroy
  • Patent number: 9694380
    Abstract: A method of depositing a fluid onto a substrate. The method can include the steps of: providing a substrate; providing a fluid; providing a rotating roll comprising an exterior surface wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis and an exterior surface defines an interior region; providing a vascular network to supply the fluid from the interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll in a predetermined path; transporting the fluid to the vascular network; controlling the flow of the fluid to move the fluid at a predetermined flow rate to at least one of the at least two fluid exits; and contacting the substrate with the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen
  • Patent number: 9694379
    Abstract: A rotating roll for depositing a fluid on a substrate is disclosed. The rotating roll can have a central longitudinal axis, wherein the rotating roll rotates about the central longitudinal axis. The rotating roll can have an exterior surface defining an interior region and a vascular network configured for transporting the fluid in predetermined paths from an interior region to the exterior surface of the rotating roll. The vascular network can have a main artery, a first capillary and a plurality of fluid exits on the exterior surface. The main artery can have an inlet and is substantially parallel to the central longitudinal axis of the rotating roll. Fluid enters the vascular network at the inlet and exits through substantially radial fluid paths to form a first tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy Byrne, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Kevin Benson McNeil, Gustav Andre Mellin, Haibin Chen, Matthew Alan Russell
  • Publication number: 20170183824
    Abstract: A roll of fibrous structure. The fibrous structure can be embossed and have a basis weight of less than about 45 pounds per 3000 square feet. The roll can have a roll diameter greater than about 6.5 inches and a roll density of greater than about 0.09 grams per cubic centimeter. The roll can also have a dispensed to effective caliper ratio of greater than about 1.01.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Benson McNeil
  • Publication number: 20170073900
    Abstract: A web substrate having at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof is disclosed. The surface has surface area comprising at least about 0.2 percent line embossments and a ratio of line embossment area to dot embossment area greater than 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: André MELLIN, Kevin Benson MCNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Jason Merrill JONES
  • Publication number: 20170056545
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an absorbent sanitary paper product is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: forming a nonwoven structure by spinning filaments; applying a plurality of fibers to the nonwoven structure to form a first network of fibers having a first and a second side and wherein the fibers and the filaments comprising the first network of fibers have a longitudinal axis generally disposed within the plane comprising the machine- and cross-machine-directions; applying a first bonding layer in a first pattern to one of the first and second sides of the first network of fibers; and, applying a first second network of fibers to the first bonding layer, the first second network of fibers comprising a combination of a first plurality of fibers and a second plurality of fibers, the first and second pluralities of fibers being different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Kevin Benson McNEIL, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20170002521
    Abstract: A package of absorbent sanitary paper products where at least one of the absorbent sanitary paper products comprises a first network of fibers comprising cellulose fibers, a bonding layer comprising a water soluble adhesive applied to a first surface thereof in a pattern, and a second network of fibers comprising individual fibers having an average length at least about 20% greater than fibers comprising said first network of fibers adhesively attached to said bonding layer and conforming with said pattern is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Benson McNEIL, Thomas Timothy BYRNE, Kathryn Christian KIEN