Patents by Inventor Michael Schmelzer

Michael Schmelzer 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: 7758934
    Abstract: In web/ink-jet operations in which ink jet data is over-printed on forms prepared by offset litho, undesirable interactions between the surface size and litho-fountain are controlled by use of a PCC basesheet having a size press coating of starch and alum, the alum amount being at least 0.75% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Lyle A. Bays, Bruce J. Kokko, Michael A. Schmelzer, Gary L. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20090017235
    Abstract: In web/ink-jet operations in which ink jet data is over-printed on forms prepared by offset litho, undesirable interactions between the surface size and litho-fountain are controlled by use of a PCC basesheet having a size press coating of starch and alum, the alum amount being at least 0.75% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Lyle A. Bays, Bruce J. Kokko, Michael A. Schmelzer, Gary L. Schroder
  • Publication number: 20040031243
    Abstract: Packaging materials, in particular, film and products which comprise (a) a substrate and (b) an energy sensitive indicia-former. The film has at least one heat sensitive indicia-former on at least part of the film. The film comprises a thin film substrate which is substantially transparent to radiant energy. Associated with at least part of the film substrate is an absorbent material which is sufficiently opaque to radiant energy to absorb said radiant energy and convert the radiant energy into heat energy. The indicia-former undergoes conversion from a first visual condition to a second visual condition upon exposure to heat energy from the absorbent material. The film is used preferably as a shrink wrap of the open top of drink containers and to identify the contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Robert J. Aloisi, David H. Hollenberg, Michael A. Schmelzer, Mark S. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20030200725
    Abstract: Packaging materials, in particular, film and products that are marked with an energy sensitive indicia-former. The film has at least one heat sensitive indicia-former on at least part of the film. The film comprises a thin film substrate which is substantially transparent to radiant energy. Associated with at least part of the film substrate is an absorbent material which is sufficiently opaque to radiant energy to absorb said radiant energy and convert the radiant energy into heat energy. The indicia-former undergoes conversion from a first visual condition to a second visual condition upon exposure to heat energy from the absorbent material. The film is used preferably as a shrink wrap of the open top of drink containers and to identify the contents of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Robert J. Aloisi, David H. Hollenberg, Michael A. Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20030104195
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Applicant: JAMES RIVER CORPORATION OF VIRGINIA
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20030021969
    Abstract: A heat shrink film includes a thin film substrate, a radiant energy absorbent layer, and a radiant energy reflective layer, wherein the radiant energy reflective layer contains an amount of metallic color sufficient to reflect radiant energy. The heat shrink film may also include metallic particles sufficient ti reflect radiant energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Robert J. Aloisi, Richard E. Fredricks, Michael A. Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20020189538
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a paperboard substrate includes an applicator for providing a metered amount of an aqueous polymeric coating to the paperboard substrate as well as dual smoothing bars to promote even distribution of the coating on the paperboard. The product exhibits enhanced barrier properties and printability at low coatweight amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Dean P. Swoboda, Michael A. Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 6374769
    Abstract: A fluid material application system is provided with an application deck for applying a fluid material that includes printing ink, adhesive or coating, a source of fluid material, a source of heat transfer liquid, and a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger includes a tube-in-hose ink heat exchange element having a fluid material carrying seamless tube located within a hose. The hose is adapted to be connected to a heat transfer fluid source so that a heat transfer fluid flows around the fluid material carrying tube to control and maintain the temperature of the fluid material in the tube at a generally constant temperature. The elongated heat exchange element may possess a winding type of configuration (e.g., it may be coiled or helically wound or may be laid out in a serpentine path) to define a winding flow path for the fluid material and the heat transfer fluid, and may be located within an enclosing structure to define an overall compact heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene R. Pesavento, Duane R. Mueller, Michael A. Schmelzer
  • Publication number: 20020030296
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 6319590
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 6308883
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup with improved insulation in areas where printed matter exists. The printed matter is applied using a water-based alkyd or epoxy ink. In one embodiment the cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated on its outside surface with a foamed synthetic resin, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed synthetic resin. The bottom panel member is optionally coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed synthetic resin. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a seal at an interface between a portion of inside surface of the body member and a portion of the upper surface of the bottom panel member. The printed matter is applied prior to foaming of the synthetic resin on the outer surface of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Schmelzer, Diana L. Penn, Mikel A. Ingram
  • Patent number: 6139665
    Abstract: A heat insulating paper cup with improved insulation in areas where printed matter exists. The printed matter is applied using a water-based alkyd or epoxy ink. In one embodiment the cup can include a body member having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a bottom panel member having a upper surface and a bottom surface. The body member is coated on its outside surface with a foamed synthetic resin, and on its inside surface with an unfoamed synthetic resin. The bottom panel member is optionally coated on its upper surface with a foamed or an unfoamed synthetic resin. The body member and bottom panel member are oriented and joined to form a seal at an interface between a portion of inside surface of the body member and a portion of the upper surface of the bottom panel member. The printed matter is applied prior to foaming of the synthetic resin on the outer surface of the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Schmelzer, Diana L. Penn, Mikel A. Ingram
  • Patent number: 6030476
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 5840139
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 5766709
    Abstract: An insulating container comprising a container body having at least one side wall and a bottom wall with the side wall including a base layer, an insulating layer on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern, mineral oil application or combination thereof on at least a portion of the surface of the insulating layer is disclosed wherein a thickness of the insulating layer is controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the selected portion of the insulating layer. Similarly, stock material incorporating the present invention includes a base layer, an insulating layer formed on at least a portion of the base layer and a printed pattern printed on and or mineral oil applied to the insulating layer is disclosed wherein the thickness of the insulating layer is again controlled by the printed pattern and/or mineral oil on the portion of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventors: Daniel James Geddes, Michael Andrew Breining, Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 5759422
    Abstract: A patterned metal foil/substrate laminate wherein the pattern is formed by laminating a sheet of metal foil to a substrate by applying an adhesive between the metal foil and substrate in a predetermined pattern which defines areas where adhesive is present and areas where no adhesive is present, cutting the metal foil, as by rotary die cutting or laser cutting, in a pattern which corresponds to the boundaries of the adhesive-containing areas and removing the areas of metal foil which are not adhesively adhered to the substrate. Particularly where the laminate is intended for microwave packaging, the laminate further includes a sheet of barrier layer material, preferably polymer film, laminated to the patterned metal foil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Fort James Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Schmelzer, Anthony Joseph Swiontek, Charles C. Habeger, Kenneth A. Pollart
  • Patent number: 4908246
    Abstract: A present invention provides a microwave interactive laminate and a process for brush deactivation of such a laminate. A film, coated with a microwave interactive layer is provided. A desired portion of the microwave interactive layer is coated with a mask layer and the entire assembly is then exposed to abrasion means. The coated and un-coated areas are subjected to the application of mechanical forces to form discontinuities in the microwave interactive layer. That portion of the microwave interactive layer that was coated remains interactive with microwave radiation and is a heating area while the un-coated area is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventors: Richard E. Fredricks, Michael A. Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 4883936
    Abstract: A patterned microwave interactive element and laminate including a patterned microwave interactive element for use in forming food packaging materials that may be employed to store and subsequently cook the food stored therein are provided. The pattern of the microwave interactive element is selected to focus the heat generated to predetermined areas of the food contained in the packaging. Areas where the microwave interactive element has been deactivated may be formed by a variety of methods, such as by demetallization, by the application of an inactivating chemical, by mechanical means and the like, to create a preselected pattern of inactive areas relative to the active areas, thereby controlling the temperatures produced in different sections of the packaging material. Optimum browning and/or crisping of the microwave heated food product may be achieved by selecting a pattern of microwave interactive and inactive areas tailored to specific food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: James River Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick L. Maynard, Michael A. Schmelzer, Thomas D. Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 4239444
    Abstract: A vehicular power shovel having its movable shovel member located forwardly of the front axle thereof is equipped with a toggle lever device and a hydraulic power cylinder mechanism for actuating the shovel member. The shovel member is mounted upon a lift arm structure which is pivotally mounted upon the frame of the apparatus at a point behind the front axle. Both the toggle lever device and the hydraulic power cylinder mechanism are pivotally attached to the frame of the apparatus and are located behind the front axle. The power cylinder operates to actuate the toggle lever device and it is connected thereto at a point other than the buckling joint of the toggle lever. Furthermore, the power cylinder is located rearwardly of the point at which the rear end of the lift arm mechanism is pivotally connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Gutehoffnungshutte Sterkrade Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Schmelzer
  • Patent number: RE34683
    Abstract: A patterned microwave interactive element and laminate including a patterned microwave interactive element for use in forming food packaging materials that may be employed to store and subsequently cook the food stored therein are provided. The pattern of the microwave interactive element is selected to focus the heat generated to predetermined areas of the food contained in the packaging. Areas where the microwave interactive element has been deactivated may be formed by a variety of methods, such as by demetallization, by the application of an inactivating chemical, by mechanical means and the like, to create a preselected pattern of inactive areas relative to the active areas, thereby controlling the temperatures produced in different sections of the packaging material. Optimum browning and/or crisping of the microwave heated food product may be achieved by selecting a pattern of microwave interactive and inactive areas tailored to specific food products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: James River Corporation of Virginia
    Inventors: Patrick L. Maynard, Michael A. Schmelzer, Thomas D. Pawlowski, David H. Hollenberg, Leon Katz, Gerald J. VanHandel