Patents by Inventor Mark S. Hunter

Mark S. Hunter 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: 20220159948
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include antimicrobial and/or antiviral disposable articles made of cellulosic fiber and comprising silver ions. The disposable articles include napkins, guest towels, placemats, and tray mats, and these articles can be used in schools, hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, dental offices, long term and assisted living facilities, and restaurant and foodservice facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Russell A. Berthiaume, Mark S. Hunter, Dana S. Laplume, William C. Nelson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220117222
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include disposable articles made of cellulosic fiber and comprising silver ions. The disposable articles include napkins, guest towels, placemats, and tray mats, and these articles can be used in schools, hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, dental offices, long term and assisted living facilities, and restaurant and foodservice facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Russell A. Berthiaume, Mark S. Hunter, Dana S. Laplume, William C. Nelson, JR.
  • Patent number: 10744545
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer
  • Patent number: 10202251
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10201840
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer
  • Publication number: 20190022716
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. BAUMGARTNER, David Drew RAINES, Theodore D. KENNEDY, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Glenn W. BUSCH, Mitchell S. EDBAUER
  • Publication number: 20180346273
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Thomas K. TOOTHMAN, Lawrence J. FUCHS
  • Patent number: 10071871
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9297119
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder S. Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20150122441
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder S. Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 8968519
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew Raines, Farminder Singh Anand, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Mark S. Hunter, Dean J. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20140263804
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for minimizing folding defects when rolling a paper product. The method comprises rotating a roll in a manner that draws a paper product toward the roll. The location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product is altered by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product. This may be accomplished by flowing air in one of several manners described in the specification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Mark S. Hunter, David S. Veldhuizen, Thomas K. Toothman, Lawrence J. Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20140262094
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for trimming unwanted edges from a moving paper web. The disclosure also relates to the trimming of unwanted edges while the web is traveling on a structured papermaking fabric. The method uses a water nozzle having a diameter of 0.02? or less. The method also includes the removal of the unwanted edge trimmings to a trim chute through the use of moving air, for example, an air knife. The disclosure also relates to an edge trimming apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: David Drew RAINES, Farminder Singh ANAND, Theodore D. KENNEDY, David S. VELDHUIZEN, Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. BAUMGARTNER
  • Publication number: 20130269734
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a continuous cleaning method for cleaning a moving fabric in a paper machine. The method uses one or more cleaning stages. In one embodiment, one cleaning stage applies steam to heat and soften contaminants on the fabric followed by the application of water, preferably superheated water, to remove the contaminants. Another cleaning stage may apply hot water, steam and/or superheated water via an encapsulated shower and evacuation chamber making it possible to clean the width of the fabric without substantial rewet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Mark S. HUNTER, Dean J. Baumgartner, David Drew Raines, Theodore D. Kennedy, David S. Veldhuizen, Glenn W. Busch, Mitchell S. Edbauer
  • Patent number: 8398819
    Abstract: A method of moist creping absorbent paper base sheet includes forming a nascent web including at least a major portion of flattened ribbonlike cellulosic fibers of recycled fiber. A creping adhesive coating including an admixture of polyvinyl alcohol and a polyamide crosslinked with epichlorohydrin is applied to a Yankee dryer. The nascent web is passed through a nip, defined between a suction pressure roll and the Yankee dryer, having a controlled loading. The nascent web is adhered to the Yankee dryer and dried on the Yankee dryer to a moisture content corresponding to a sheet temperature, immediately prior to the creping blade, of from about 110° C. to about 121° C. The nascent web is creped at a sheet temperature of from about 110° C. to about 121° C. from the Yankee dryer with an undulatory creping blade bearing against the Yankee dryer to form a moist biaxially undulatory web, which is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Kang Chang Yeh, Christopher J. Peters, Mark S. Hunter, Daniel J. Geddes, Hung Liang Chou
  • Patent number: 8132338
    Abstract: A paper machine configured as a swing machine capable of producing both light and heavy grades providing a Yankee hood split into a wet end half and a dry end half, at least one hood half being a flex-hood half wherein the supply for that half is capable of being run with either combustion heat or recycled heat and is capable of either recirculating the exhaust from the hood or discharging it to the atmosphere. The heater for the flex-hood half comprises both a primary combustion heat source and an indirect heat source capable of extracting by-product heat from another operation. The exhaust system for the flex hood half is capable of being run in either a straight through mode or in a recirculating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Charles E. Deem, Mark S. Hunter, Donald J. Hodkiewicz, Steven W. Monroe, Scott M. Thomson, Thomas H. Barrie, Timothy D. Jadin, Steven M. Gardner, Scott L. Giannunzio
  • Publication number: 20110146924
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the creation of toweling with surprisingly high absorbency using a furnish comprising a major proportion of recycle furnish when the furnish is creped from a Yankee dryer coated with a creping adhesive comprising polyvinyl alcohol and an epichlorohydrin crosslinked polyamide creping adhesive at a consistency corresponding to a sheet temperature (immediately prior to the creping blade) of between 225° F. and 255° F. (107° C. and 124° C.), preferably ranging from about 230° F. (110° C.) up to about 250° F. (121° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Kang Chang Yeh, Christopher J. Peters, Mark S. Hunter, Daniel J. Geddes, Hung Liang Chou
  • Publication number: 20100192403
    Abstract: A paper machine configured as a swing machine capable of producing both light and heavy grades providing a Yankee hood split into a wet end half and a dry end half, at least one hood half being a flex-hood half wherein the supply for that half is capable of being run with either combustion heat or recycled heat and is capable of either recirculating the exhaust from the hood or discharging it to the atmosphere. The heater for the flex-hood half comprises both a primary combustion heat source and an indirect heat source capable of extracting by-product heat from another operation. The exhaust system for the flex hood half is capable of being run in either a straight through mode or in a recirculating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Charles E. Deem, Mark S. Hunter, Donald J. Hodkiewicz, Steven W. Monroe, Scott M. Thomson, Thomas H. Barrie, Timothy D. Jadin, Steven M. Gardner, Scott L. Giannunzio
  • Patent number: 7716850
    Abstract: A paper machine configured as a swing machine capable of producing both light and heavy grades providing a Yankee hood split into a wet end half and a dry end half, at least one hood half being a flex-hood half wherein the supply for that half is capable of being run with either combustion heat or recycled heat and is capable of either recirculating the exhaust from the hood or discharging it to the atmosphere. The heater for the flex-hood half comprises both a primary combustion heat source and an indirect heat source capable of extracting by-product heat from another operation. The exhaust system for the flex hood half is capable of being run in either a straight through mode or in a recirculating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Charles E. Deem, Mark S. Hunter, Donald J. Hodkiewicz, Steven W. Monore, Scott M. Thomson, Thomas H. Barrie, Timothy D. Jadin, Steven M. Gardner, Scott L. Giannunzio
  • Patent number: 7608164
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing absorbent sheet is directed to a wet-press/fabric-crepe process wherein add-on of adhesive to the Yankee surface is at relatively low levels, yet sheet transfer is maintained and production increased. Materials are selected and process parameters are controlled such that a paper machine can be operated for at least 4 hours before the Yankee coating needs to be stripped. Preferably, average increase in Yankee hood temperature is less than 1° F./minute during a production interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Hung Liang Chou, Mark S. Hunter, Kang Chang Yeh