Patents by Inventor Michael Gary Nease

Michael Gary Nease 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: 9408758
    Abstract: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end. The fastening member comprises a base substrate comprising a panel region disposed adjacent to the inboard end and an end region disposed adjacent to the outboard end. The end region comprises a fastening element zone having a first stiffness and an intermediate zone having a second stiffness. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent to an interface between the panel region and the end region. The fastening member comprises a fastening element disposed in the fastening element zone and joined to the base substrate and a bonding agent disposed intermediate the fastening element and the base substrate. The bonding agent comprises a molten polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Gary Nease
  • Publication number: 20160136004
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to taped and pant articles comprising substantially identical chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Michael Gary Nease, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Jacob Alan Barnhorst, Masaharu Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20160095760
    Abstract: A first fastening member joined to an absorbent article. A second fastening member joined to the absorbent article. The first fastening member and the second fastening member each include a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface of each of the first fastening member and the second fastening member includes a first engaging component and a second engaging component, respectively. The second surface of each of the first fastening member and the second fastening member includes a first receiving component and a second receiving component, respectively. The first engaging component is configured to engage a garment-facing surface of the second fastening member or a portion of a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article, and the second engaging component is configured to engage a garment-facing surface of the first fastening member or a portion of the garment-facing surface of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Mark James KLINE, Anna Elizabeth MACURA, Michael Gary NEASE
  • Patent number: 9226861
    Abstract: In one embodiment, taped and pant articles of the present disclosure may comprise first and second chassis that are at least substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Michael Gary Nease, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Jacob Alan Barnhorst, Masaharu Nishikawa
  • Publication number: 20140228799
    Abstract: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end region. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end. The end region has a fastening element zone having a first stiffness and an intermediate zone having a second stiffness. The first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent to the distal edge. The fastening element is disposed in the end region and defines the fastening element zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James KLINE, Anna Elizabeth MACURA, Michael Gary NEASE
  • Patent number: 8382736
    Abstract: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end region. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end. The end region has a fastening element zone having a first stiffness and an intermediate zone having a second stiffness. The first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent to the distal edge. The fastening element is disposed in the end region and defines the fastening element zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Gary Nease
  • Publication number: 20120246915
    Abstract: Aspects of the apparatuses and methods according to the present disclosure relate to a converting system including a plurality of apparatuses for the fabrication of absorbent articles. Some of the apparatuses may be designed to operate in a first configuration to produce a plurality of taped diapers. And some of the apparatuses may be designed to operate in a second configuration to produce a plurality of pant diapers. The apparatuses, whether designed to operate in the first configuration or the second configuration, utilize a substantial number of the same processes and machinery to produce taped diapers and pant diapers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Michael Gary Nease, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Jacob Alan Barnhorst
  • Publication number: 20110247199
    Abstract: Aspects of the apparatuses and methods according to the present disclosure relate to a converting apparatus for the fabrication of absorbent articles. The apparatuses and methods may be adapted to operate in a first configuration to produce a plurality of taped diapers. The apparatuses and methods may also be adapted to operate in a second configuration to produce a plurality of pant diapers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Michael Gary Nease, Gene Xiaoqing Huang, Jacob Alan Barnhorst
  • Publication number: 20110040274
    Abstract: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end region. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end. The end region has a fastening element zone having a first stiffness and an intermediate zone having a second stiffness. The first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent to the distal edge. The fastening element is disposed in the end region and defines the fastening element zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Gary Nease
  • Patent number: 6743324
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing shaped components for absorbent articles from web materials including the following steps. A first web of material is provided in a machine direction. The first web is cut into at least two shaped strips having alternating nested projecting portions defined by at least one shaping cut having a pattern extending in the machine direction and alternately extending in the cross machine direction to alternate distal points located between longitudinal side edges of the first web. At least a first and a second of the shaped strips are separated. A second web of material is provided in the machine direction. At least the first shaped strip is joined to the second web. The second web is repositioned in the cross machine direction a predetermined distance. At least the second shaped strip is joined to the second web. The resultant composite web is cut into separate shaped components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Michael Gary Nease, Michael Patrick Hayden
  • Publication number: 20030051802
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing shaped components for absorbent articles from web materials including the following steps. A first web of material is provided in a machine direction. The first web is cut into at least two shaped strips having alternating nested projecting portions defined by at least one shaping cut having a pattern extending in the machine direction and alternately extending in the cross machine direction to alternate distal points located between longitudinal side edges of the first web. At least a first and a second of the shaped strips are separated. A second web of material is provided in the machine direction. At least the first shaped strip is joined to the second web. The second web is repositioned in the cross machine direction a predetermined distance. At least the second shaped strip is joined to the second web. The resultant composite web is cut into separate shaped components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Michael Gary Nease, Michael Patrick Hayden
  • Patent number: 5858292
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making stretchable absorbent diaper articles. An absorbent material is provided and entangled with a stretchable material to form a stretchable network incorporating the absorbent material. In one embodiment a plurality of foam absorbent material particulates are drawn or accelerated by gravity, vacuum or forced air through a stream of a meltblown adhesive that contacts and entangles the particulates and forms a stretchable network incorporating the particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jerry Layne Dragoo, James Edward Zorb, Michael Gary Nease
  • Patent number: D579110
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Zink, II, Henry William McCusker, III, Michael Gary Nease, Stephen Joseph Lange
  • Patent number: D581043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Zink, II, Henry William McCusker, III, Christofer Fuchs, Sarah Marie Young, Michael Gary Nease, Stephen Joseph Lange, Donna Sue Phillips
  • Patent number: D583468
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald Joseph Zink, II, Henry William McCusker, III, Christofer Fuchs, Sarah Marie Young, Michael Gary Nease, Stephen Joseph Lange, Donna Sue Phillips