Patents by Inventor Mark John Hassman

Mark John Hassman 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: 10240292
    Abstract: Unlike conventional through-air drying processes the instant invention utilizes at least two through-air driers where the first dyer is at least partially encircled by a first through-air drying fabric and the second dyer is at least partially encircled by a second through-air drying fabric. By providing each through-air dryer with its own fabric the overall drying performance may be increased. Additionally, in certain embodiments, the first and second fabrics may be different to optimize both the drying performance and/or tissue product properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark John Hassman, Peter John Allen, Frank Stephen Hada, Robert James Seymour, Richard Allen Zanon, Richard Mark Hansen, Nathan John Haiduk, Samuel August Nelson, Daniel Robert Sprangers, Paul Timothy Baker
  • Publication number: 20190024311
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vacuum dewatering apparatus comprising a vacuum box disposed opposite of a steam box where the steam box comprises a bottom plate having a substantially linear portion and a curvilinear portion. A plurality of apertures are disposed along at least a portion of the curvilinear portion to permit the transmission of steam. In a preferred embodiment, the curvilinear portion is adjacent to the trailing edge and the linear portion is adjacent to the leading edge of the apertured bottom plate. Further, at least a portion of the apertures are aligned opposite the vacuum box which acts to remove the steam. The vacuum dewatering apparatus of the present invention enables the use of high levels of steam improving vacuum dewatering and improving drying efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Seymour, Mark John Hassman, Craig Steven Besaw, Reza Ramazani-Rend, Jason Michael Rudolph, Thomas McLachlan Jenn, Lucia Yiyi Chai, Samuel August Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180363243
    Abstract: Unlike conventional through-air drying processes the instant invention utilizes at least two through-air driers where the first dyer is at least partially encircled by a first through-air drying fabric and the second dyer is at least partially encircled by a second through-air drying fabric. By providing each through-air dryer with its own fabric the overall drying performance may be increased. Additionally, in certain embodiments, the first and second fabrics may be different to optimize both the drying performance and/or tissue product properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Mark John Hassman, Peter John Allen, Frank Stephen Hada, Robert James Seymour, Richard Allen Zanon, Richard Mark Hansen, Nathan John Haiduk, Samuel August Nelson, Daniel Robert Sprangers, Paul Timothy Baker
  • Patent number: 9365976
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and an apparatus useful to installing and removing endless belts in a conveyor system and more preferably continuous fabrics, belts, felts and webs used in the papermaking process. According to the present invention a pair of guide rolls to move a first continuous fabric from a first fabric position to a second fabric position and a second fabric from the second fabric position to the first fabric position, passing the fabrics over one another as the position of the fabrics are exchanged. The movement of the first and second fabrics may be done at the same time so as to further enhance the efficiency of changing fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Hada, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Mark John Hassman, Robert James Seymour
  • Publication number: 20160024715
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and an apparatus useful to installing and removing endless belts in a conveyor system and more preferably continuous fabrics, belts, felts and webs used in the papermaking process. According to the present invention a pair of guide rolls to move a first continuous fabric from a first fabric position to a second fabric position and a second fabric from the second fabric position to the first fabric position, passing the fabrics over one another as the position of the fabrics are exchanged. The movement of the first and second fabrics may be done at the same time so as to further enhance the efficiency of changing fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Hada, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Mark John Hassman, Robert James Seymour
  • Patent number: 8834677
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having an MD/CD Tensile Ratio less than about 0.95, yet relatively high geometric tensile strength, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Angela Ann Johnston, Mark John Hassman
  • Publication number: 20140209264
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having an MD/CD Tensile Ratio less than about 0.95, yet relatively high geometric tensile strength, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Angela Ann Johnston, Mark John Hassman
  • Patent number: 7935221
    Abstract: A soft single-ply tissue sheet is produced by making a textured, high bulk, through dried tissue sheet and calendering the sheet with a high level of compression energy to substantially reduce the bulk and impart improved properties to the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Allen, Mark Alan Burazin, Paul Myles Burden, Mark John Hassman, Mark William Sachs, Ashwin Haribhai Soni, Kevin Joseph Vogt, Keith William James Warner, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Publication number: 20100051218
    Abstract: A soft single-ply tissue sheet is produced by making a textured, high bulk, through dried tissue sheet and calendering the sheet with a high level of compression energy to substantially reduce the bulk and impart improved properties to the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Peter John Allen, Mark Alan Burazin, Paul Myles Burden, Mark John Hassman, Mark William Sachs, Ashwin Haribhai Soni, Kevin Joseph Vogt, Keith Williams James Warner, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Publication number: 20100051217
    Abstract: A soft single-ply tissue sheet is produced by making a textured, high bulk, throughdried tissue sheet and calendering the sheet with a high level of compression energy to substantially reduce the bulk and impart improved properties to the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Peter John Allen, Mark Alan Burazin, Paul Myles Burden, Mark John Hassman, Mark William Sachs, Ashwin Haribhai Soni, Kevin Joseph Vogt, Keith William James Warner, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Patent number: 7449085
    Abstract: Absorbent paper products, such as paper towels, are disclosed which have a combination of high absorbent capacity and a moderate to low rate of absorbency for hand protection. These properties can be produced, for example, using a throughdried basesheet, such as an uncreped throughdried sheet, in which at least one surface of which has been printed with a patterned moisture barrier coating and creped. The presence of the moisture barrier coating on the surface retards the absorbent rate for that side of the sheet while allowing a significant amount of liquid to pass through to the center of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Richard Joseph Behm, Mike Thomas Goulet, Mark John Hassman, Jeffrey Janne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Rebecca Catherine Mohr, Maurizio Tirimacco
  • Patent number: 7435312
    Abstract: An improved paper and the process of making an improved paper web are disclosed. The improved paper is characterized as having two regions; one is a network (or open grid) region and the other is a plurality of domes. At least a portion of either region of the paper web contains a bonding material that penetrates at least partially through the paper's thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Michael Alan Hermans, Mike Thomas Goulet, Mark John Hassman, Maurizio Tirimacco, Jeffrey Janne Johnson, Rebecca Catherine Mohr
  • Patent number: 6991706
    Abstract: An improved paper and the process of making an improved paper web is disclosed. The improved paper is characterized as having two regions; one is a network (or open grid) region and the other is a plurality of domes. At least a portion of either region of the paper web contains a bonding material that penetrates at least partially through the paper's thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Michael Alan Hermans, Mike Thomas Goulet, Mark John Hassman, Maurizio Tirimacco, Jeffrey Janne Johnson, Rebecca Catherine Mohr