Patents by Inventor Michael G. Borchardt

Michael G. Borchardt 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: 10549467
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a film includes a coextruded structure having both an extruded ribbed skin layer that includes a plurality of ribs, and a core layer. The ribs are spaced apart by a web that is integral with the ribs. The film also includes a voiding agent in the ribs of the skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 10543658
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a film includes a coextruded structure having both an extruded ribbed skin layer that includes a plurality of ribs, and a core layer. The ribs are spaced apart by a web that is integral with the ribs. The film also includes a coloring agent that is substantially more apparent in the ribs than in the web, such that a contrast in color and/or color intensity between the ribs and the web is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20190161242
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include films with maintained or decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge. In particular, one or more implementations include a multi-layer film with each layer having differing opacity agents. The combination of the two different opacity agents in two different layers can have a synergistic effect that provide decreased light transmittance. Indeed, in one or more embodiments a multi-layer film with differing opacity agents in each layer has a decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge and opacity agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10293981
    Abstract: A non-continuously laminated structure of thermoplastic films comprises thermoplastic films with differing material compositions and differing functional benefits. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise thermoplastic films that are co-extruded separately and then combined together by a post-extrusion bonding process. The differing composition of the various films of the non-continuously laminated structure of thermoplastic films and the post-extrusion bonding process, provide the structures with the functional benefits of the individual films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Jason R. Maxwell, Ranyi Zhu, Shaun T. Broering, Deborah Fix
  • Publication number: 20190099973
    Abstract: A multi-layer co-extruded film includes a first layer having a first color and a second layer having a second different color, wherein the first and second layers are co-extruded layers. The multi-layer co-extruded film also includes a plurality of intermittently stretched regions, wherein the multi-layer co-extruded film exhibits a perceivable color change when subjected to a strain. In perceivable color change or ?E between about 2.50 and about 7.00. Methods of forming a multi-layer co-extruded film includes coextruding a first layer having a first color with a second layer having a second different color and intermittently stretching a plurality of regions of the multi-layer co-extruded film, wherein the first layer and the second layer are co-extruded and intermittently stretched to exhibit a perceivable color change when subjected to a strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 10196177
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include films with maintained or decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge. In particular, one or more implementations include a multi-layer film with each layer having differing opacity agents. The combination of the two different opacity agents in two different layers can have a synergistic effect that provide decreased light transmittance. Indeed, in one or more embodiments a multi-layer film with differing opacity agents in each layer has a decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge and opacity agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10196176
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together in discrete sections to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: 10081169
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for creating multi-layered lightly-laminated provide films with increased or maintained strength. An increased level of strength is achieved by bonding adjacent layers of the multi-layer film together in a manner that the bond strength of the laminated layers is less than a strength of a weakest tear resistance of the individual first and second film layers. The inventors have surprisingly found that such a configuration of light bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer film as compared to a monolayer film of equal thickness or a multi-layer film in which the plurality of layers are tightly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott W. Binger, Kenneth E. Cisek, Matthew W. Waldron, Angelli S. Denmon
  • Publication number: 20180244433
    Abstract: A non-continuously laminated structure of thermoplastic films comprises thermoplastic films with differing material compositions and differing functional benefits. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise thermoplastic films that are co-extruded separately and then combined together by a post-extrusion bonding process. The differing composition of the various films of the non-continuously laminated structure of thermoplastic films and the post-extrusion bonding process, provide the structures with the functional benefits of the individual films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Jason R. Maxwell, Ranyi Zhu, Shaun T. Broering, Deborah Fix
  • Patent number: 10052844
    Abstract: Multi-layered thermoplastic films include intermittent stretched regions that are visually distinct from un-stretched regions. The stretched regions can be white, opaque, and non porous. The multi-layered thermoplastic films with visually-distinct stretched regions can be formed into bags for use as trash can liners or food storage. Additionally, methods of stretching thermoplastic films to create visually distinct stretched regions include incrementally stretching a plurality of film layers, at least one of which includes a thermoplastic material and a voiding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Dorsey, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10046508
    Abstract: Thermoplastic films include intermittent stretched regions that are visually distinct from un-stretched regions. The stretched regions can be white, opaque, and non porous. The thermoplastic films with visually-distinct stretched regions can be formed into bags for use as trash can liners or food storage. Additionally, methods of stretching thermoplastic films to create non-porous, white, and opaque stretched regions include incrementally stretching a film of a thermoplastic material and a voiding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Dorsey, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10029437
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a laminated film includes an extruded ribbed first film portion that includes multiple ribs, where consecutive ribs are separated by webs that are integral with the ribs. The laminated film also includes an un-ribbed second film portion, and a region of discontinuous lamination between the first film portion and the second film portion. The region of discontinuous lamination includes multiple regions where the first and second film portions are bonded together, and multiple regions where the first and second film portions are not bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9981456
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for creating multi-layered lightly-laminated provide films with increased or maintained strength. An increased level of strength is achieved by bonding adjacent layers of the multi-layer film together in a manner that the bond strength of the laminated layers is less than a strength of a weakest tear resistance of the individual first and second film layers. The inventors have surprisingly found that such a configuration of light bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer film as compared to a monolayer film of equal thickness or a multi-layer film in which the plurality of layers are tightly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott W. Binger, Kenneth E. Cisek, Matthew W. Waldron, Angelli S. Denmon
  • Patent number: 9950841
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Patent number: D813054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Ronald J. Cisek, Dean Ferracane, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kahl, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: D814940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Ronald J. Cisek, Dean Ferracane, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kuhl, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: D815958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Dean Ferracane, Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Ronald J. Cisek, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kuhl, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: D817779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Ronald J. Cisek, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kuhl, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: D842706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Ronald J. Cisek, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kuhl, Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: D848859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Cisek, Mark D. Pszczolkowski, Dean Ferracane, Jack F. Melvan, Sarah A. Kuhl, Michael G. Borchardt