Patents by Inventor Linda A Beltz

Linda A Beltz 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: 9809928
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 30 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the height of the particle, the perpendicular distance between the bases, being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: David E Fish, Hugh West, Linda A Beltz
  • Patent number: 7838111
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 35 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the distance between the bases being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm, the particle being treated with a material. In some embodiments the material can be a hydrophilic, hydrophobic or softening chemical or a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David E Fish, Hugh West, Linda A Beltz
  • Publication number: 20080182104
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 35 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the distance between the bases being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm, the particle being treated with a material. In some embodiments the material can be a hydrophilic, hydrophobic or softening chemical or a film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Hugh West, Linda A. Beltz
  • Publication number: 20080179027
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 30 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the height of the particle, the perpendicular distance between the bases, being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: David E. Fish, Hugh West, Linda A. Beltz
  • Patent number: 6017415
    Abstract: A method wherein waste cellulosic material is used as an alternative fiber source during chemical pulping to replace a fraction of the wood chips. The waste cellulosic material is fed to the digester along with wood chips. The waste cellulosic material need not be repulped or slurried prior to digestion. The wood chips may be any species of hardwood or softwood. Normal chemical pulping charges, temperatures and cooking times applied in the case of 100% wood chip pulping may be used for the co-pulping of waste cellulosic material and wood chips. Thereafter, the pulp is processed as usual for chemical pulping, including the steps of blowing the digester, washing and thickening the brown stock, and bleaching the brown stock under the normal conditions used for the component co-pulped with the waste cellulosic material. Further screening or cleaning steps may be required to remove debris from waste cellulosic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Richard B. Phillips, Linda A. Beltz, Craig Forehand, Wayne Christopherson, James A. McCann, Thomas E. Amidon, Jean J. Renard, Roger H. Purrington
  • Patent number: 5733412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for decolorizing paper pulp containing colored fibers. The paper is first pulped and subjected to fine screening. The screened pulp is then dispersed at a temperature in excess of 100.degree. C. and a pressure exceeding one atmosphere absolute pressure. Prior to the dispersing step a first agent (a reducing agent or oxidizing agent) is introduced to the pulp. A second agent is introduced to said pulp after introduction of the first agent. The second agent is an oxidizing agent when the first agent is a reducing agent, and a reducing agent when the first agent is an oxidizing agent. Finally, the dispersed pulp is recovered after the colored fibers are decolorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1998
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Larry D. Markham, Linda A. Beltz