Patents by Inventor Kurt W. Ostermeier

Kurt W. Ostermeier 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: 6787213
    Abstract: A uniformly smooth Yankee side tissue product is provided. This tissue has the bulk of a creped tissue product but with a substantially smoother Yankee side surface of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Beuther, Richard J. Kamps, Kurt W. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 4109353
    Abstract: Fibrous webs are bonded by passing through a nip comprising an anvil and a hammer vibrating at high frequencies in the presence of uncombined liquid. The liquid is moved within the web causing rearrangement and entanglement of the fibers resulting in improved web properties such as strength, drape, and softness. The nature of the rearrangement and entanglement may be varied to produce random or highly entangled webs having correspondingly varying properties. Other embodiments include the use of additional fibers or other materials in the liquid or in the web and the bonding of multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mitchell, Kurt W. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 4100324
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric-like material having a unique combination of strength, absorbency and hand consists essentially of an air-formed matrix of thermoplastic polymer microfibers having an average fiber diameter of less than about 10 microns, and a multiplicity of individualized wood pulp fibers disposed throughout the matrix of microfibers and engaging at least some of the microfibers to space the microfibers apart from each other. The wood pulp fibers are interconnected by and held captive within the matrix of microfibers by mechanical entanglement of the microfibers with the wood pulp fibers, the mechanical entanglement and interconnection of the microfibers and wood pulp fibers alone forming a coherent integrated fibrous structure. The coherent integrated fibrous structure may be formed by the microfibers and wood pulp fibers without any adhesive, molecular or hydrogen bonds between the two different types of fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1978
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Anderson, Robert C. Sokolowski, Kurt W. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 3966519
    Abstract: Fibrous webs are bonded by passing through a nip comprising an anvil and a hammer vibrating at high frequencies in the presence of uncombined liquid. The liquid is moved within the web causing rearrangement and entanglement of the fibers resulting in improved web properties such as strength, drape, and softness. The nature of the rearrangement and entanglement may be varied to produce random or highly entangled webs having correspondingly varying properties. Other embodiments include the use of additional fibers or other materials in the liquid or in the web and the bonding of multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1976
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Mitchell, Kurt W. Ostermeier
  • Patent number: 3949127
    Abstract: Webs having a desirable combination of strength and fabric-like characteristics can be prepared by ultrasonically induced fusion of a web of unbonded, molecularly oriented thermoplastic fibers at intermittent regions and in a manner such that the intensity of fusion in the individual intermittent regions diminishes from the center of the regions to their edges. On subsequently stretching, those areas of the regions which are most intensively fused break apart to form the perforations in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1973
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt W. Ostermeier, Michael C. Josephs
  • Patent number: 3949128
    Abstract: Fabric-like nonwoven, elastic materials of substantially continuous and randomly deposited, molecularly oriented filaments of a thermoplastic polymer are disclosed. Elasticity is achieved by causing the filaments to buckle either between spot bond areas disposed through out the material or as a result of a microcreping action and thereafter heat setting the filaments in their buckled configuration to provide a memory therefor, so that, on subsequent stretching and release of strain, the filaments will return to their buckled configuration. High bulk elastic laminates of the materials can also be prepared with ply attachment preferably being achieved by sonic bonding techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1972
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Kurt W. Ostermeier