Patents by Inventor Richard W. Schutte

Richard W. Schutte 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: 6692184
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of providing a retrofit dowel to maintain adjacent concrete structures in alignment. The dowel is received in a longitudinal groove cut across the structures, and supported in spaced relationship to the bottom of the groove by feet on caps engaged over the ends of the dowel. The feet are positioned so as to be disposed to either side of the dowel. Wings extending laterally of the end caps engage the sides of the groove to center the dowel within the groove and secure it in place. The end caps include structure to secure them from inadvertent displacement from the dowel and stops to provide expansion space to the ends of the dowel, and are translucent to enable the position of a dowel received therein to be visually observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Meadow Burke Products
    Inventors: David L. Kelly, Richard W. Schutte, Michael Recker
  • Patent number: 4208459
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming a strong, soft, fibrous sheet material having substantial stretch in all directions in its own plane, by applying a pattern of bonding material to a fibrous web, adhering only portions of the web containing bonding material to a creping surface, removing the web from the creping surface by a creping blade to differentially crepe it, whereby a combination of high strength, softness, and bulk are imparted to the web. Sheet materials formed by the above method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventors: Henry E. Becker, Albert L. McConnell, Richard W. Schutte
  • Patent number: 4158594
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for forming a strong, soft, fibrous sheet material having substantial stretch in all directions in its own plane, by formimg a web of cellulosic fibers having a basis weight of from about 5 to about 55 pounds per ream of 2,880 square feet, adhering one surface of the web to a creping surface in a fine pattern arrangement by a bonding material adhered to one surface of the web and to the creping surface in the fine pattern arrangement, and creping the web from the creping surface to form the sheet material. Sheet materials formed by the above method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1971
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1979
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Henry E. Becker, Albert L. McConnell, Richard W. Schutte
  • Patent number: 4145464
    Abstract: A nonwoven absorbent structure usable by itself, as a wiper for example, or usable in combination with other elements, such as an internal absorbent member of a disposable diaper. The absorbent structure includes a dry-formed fibrous section in which the average fiber length is about 1.2 millimeters or longer, and a liquid-transmitting layer of particulate material associated with at least one surface of the fibrous section and having a density greater than that of the fibrous section. At least 50% of the particles, by weight, are of a size that will pass through a 48 mesh screen, and the particulate material is chemically bonded together to form the liquid-transmitting layer(s). Particles of the layer(s) are located between fibers at and adjacent the associated surface(s) of the fibrous section to form a zone in which particles and fibers are intermixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Albert L. McConnell, Richard W. Schutte
  • Patent number: 3968283
    Abstract: The flocked filamentary element of this invention is a three-component system including: (1) a strength-imparting component in the form of a core-strand having a denier no greater than 40, and including at least one polymeric filament; (2) an adhesive component adhering the filaments of the core-strand together (when the core-strand includes more than one filament), and providing a layer around the periphery of the core-strand; and (3) an outer flock of substantially individualized cellulosic fibers, such as wood pulp fibers, adhered to the adhesive layer. The individualized cellulosic fibers have an average fiber length in the papermaking range, i.e., less than one-quarter inch (6.35 millimeters) and greater than about one millimeter, and constitute over 50% of the weight of the filamentary element. Fibrous structures, such as non-woven webs, woven webs, knit fabrics and yarns, formed from a plurality of the filamentary elements also constitute a part of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1976
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventor: Richard W. Schutte