Patents by Inventor Scott D. Quigley

Scott D. Quigley 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: 10633792
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric for fibrous web forming or processing machines extends in MD and CD-directions and includes top and bottom fabric layers bound by binder yarns. The top layer is a web contacting side with top weave structures having interwoven first MD and first CD-yarns. The bottom layer is a machine contacting side with bottom weave structures having interwoven second MD and second CD-yarns. The top weave structure has repeats and forms fiber compression areas and fiber support areas recessed in thickness direction of the fabric relative to the fiber compression areas on the web side and fiber support areas separated by fiber compression areas or vice versa. A fiber compression area has adjacent top MD-floats on the web side or adjacent top CD-floats on the web side and a fiber support area has first MD and first CD-yarns interwoven in plain weave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20180030653
    Abstract: A papermaking fabric for fibrous web forming or processing machines extends in MD and CD-directions and includes top and bottom fabric layers bound by binder yarns. The top layer is a web contacting side with top weave structures having interwoven first MD and first CD-yarns. The bottom layer is a machine contacting side with bottom weave structures having interwoven second MD and second CD-yarns. The top weave structure has repeats and forms fiber compression areas and fiber support areas recessed in thickness direction of the fabric relative to the fiber compression areas on the web side and fiber support areas separated by fiber compression areas or vice versa. A fiber compression area has adjacent top MD-floats on the web side or adjacent top CD-floats on the web side and a fiber support area has first MD and first CD-yarns interwoven in plain weave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Voith Patent GMBH
    Inventor: SCOTT D. QUIGLEY
  • Patent number: 9879376
    Abstract: A forming fabric for a papermaking machine has a machine facing side and a web facing side. The web facing side has a structured weave of warp yarns and weft yarns that define pockets on the web facing side. Each pocket is defined by four sides on the web facing side, three of the four sides each being formed by a knuckle of a single yarn, and one of the sides being formed by a knuckle of a weft and of a warp yarn, wherein the weft yarn also defines a bottom surface of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 9771684
    Abstract: A woven-fabric belt for a fibrous web machine includes longitudinal and cross threads forming crossing points, top and bottom sides and a seam segment. Each longitudinal thread has end segments with ends. A segment is formed by weaving end segments with cross threads. Some end segments follow a weaving path with the cross threads, along which an end segment forms floats on the sides in alternation in direction of the thread end and a float is disposed on the bottom side between two adjacent floats on the top side and vice versa. A last float before the thread end is formed on one side and the end segment switches from one side to the other following the last float before the thread end. The end segment is bonded to a cross thread at one thread crossing point in one float lying before the last float in the weaving path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Juanhao Zou, Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20170044717
    Abstract: A forming fabric for a papermaking machine has a machine facing side and a web facing side. The web facing side has a structured weave of warp yarns and weft yarns that define pockets on the web facing side. Each pocket is defined by four sides on the web facing side, three of the four sides each being formed by a knuckle of a single yarn, and one of the sides being formed by a knuckle of a weft and of a warp yarn, wherein the weft yarn also defines a bottom surface of the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: SCOTT D. QUIGLEY
  • Publication number: 20160312407
    Abstract: A woven-fabric belt for a fibrous web machine includes longitudinal and cross threads forming crossing points, top and bottom sides and a seam segment. Each longitudinal thread has end segments with ends. A segment is formed by weaving end segments with cross threads. Some end segments follow a weaving path with the cross threads, along which an end segment forms floats on the sides in alternation in direction of the thread end and a float is disposed on the bottom side between two adjacent floats on the top side and vice versa. A last float before the thread end is formed on one side and the end segment switches from one side to the other following the last float before the thread end. The end segment is bonded to a cross thread at one thread crossing point in one float lying before the last float in the weaving path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: JUANHAO ZOU, SCOTT D. QUIGLEY
  • Patent number: 8328990
    Abstract: A fabric for a papermaking machine, the fabric including a machine facing side and a web facing side having pockets formed by warp and weft yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20110155340
    Abstract: A fabric for a papermaking machine that includes a machine facing side and a web facing side including pockets formed by warp and weft yarns is provided. Each pocket is defined by four sides on the web facing side, each of the four sides is formed by a knuckle of a single yarn that passes over only two consecutive yarns to define the knuckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20100193149
    Abstract: A fabric for a papermaking machine, the fabric including a machine facing side and a web facing side having pockets formed by warp and weft yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20100186922
    Abstract: A fabric for a papermaking machine, the fabric including a machine facing side and a web facing side having pockets formed by warp and weft yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20100186921
    Abstract: A fabric for a papermaking machine, the fabric including a machine facing side and a web facing side having pockets formed by warp and weft yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 7717141
    Abstract: A forming fabric for a papermaking machine that includes a machine-side layer and a paper-side layer. The machine-side layer includes bottom warp yarns and bottom weft yarns that weave with at least some of the bottom warp yarns. The paper-side layer includes top warp yarns and top weft yarns that weave with at least some of the top warp yarns to create a weave pattern in a repeating pattern area, and at least one of the top weft yarns includes a paper-side float in the repeating pattern area that passes over a number of consecutive top warp yarns. The forming fabric further includes a set of dual combination binder weft yarns disposed adjacent a top weft yarn. At least one dual combination binder weft yarn of the set weaves with some of the bottom warp yarns and some of the top warp yarns. Each dual combination binder weft yarn of the set includes at least one segment in the repeating pattern area that passes over at least one top warp yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 7585395
    Abstract: A fabric for use by a papermaking machine, the fabric including a plurality of weft yarns, a plurality of warp yarns, and a woven fabric resulting from a repeating pattern of the weft yarns and warp yarns. Each of the weft yarn in the repeating pattern having a sequence of starting at a starting point then sequentially going over three adjacent warp yarns, under one warp yarn, over one warp yarn, under three warp yarns, over one warp yarn and under one warp yarn, the sequence then repeating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Scott D. Quigley, Thomas Thoröe Scherb
  • Patent number: 7059359
    Abstract: A composite papermaking fabric comprising an upper support fabric and a lower contact fabric. The upper fabric is formed of warp yarns, fabric born warp yarns and weft yarns interwoven to provide the upper fabric with a support surface forming a one up, one down weave. The lower fabric is formed of the fabric born warp yarns interwoven with weft yarns in a weave pattern which provides a weft yarn dominated contact surface. Each of the fabric born warp yarns also weaves over at least one of the upper fabric weft yarns during each repeat of the weave pattern forming binding points which bind the upper and lower fabrics together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Voith Fabrics
    Inventors: Scott D. Quigley, James Brewster
  • Patent number: 6978809
    Abstract: A composite papermaking fabric having an upper support fabric including upper warp and weft yarns and a lower contact fabric including lower warp and weft yarns. The upper fabric is woven in a first weave pattern which forms a support surface and the lower fabric is woven in a broken twill weave pattern which forms the contact surface. The composite fabric includes paired binder yarns which weave in alternating sequences with the upper and lower fabrics binding them together. The broken twill weave pattern provides plural floats of cross-machine direction yarns passing outwardly of a plurality of adjacent lower warp yarns forming a plurality of adjacent cross-machine direction floats. Certain of the paired floats comprise a lower weft yarn and a binder yarn while others may comprise two lower weft yarns. The lower weft yarn floats are positioned to shield and protect the binder yarn floats along their entire length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Voith Fabrics
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Publication number: 20040231745
    Abstract: A composite papermaking fabric comprising an upper support fabric and a lower contact fabric. The upper fabric is formed of warp yarns, fabric born warp yarns and weft yarns interwoven to provide the upper fabric with a support surface forming a one up, one down weave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Scott D. Quigley, James Brewster
  • Patent number: 6415045
    Abstract: This invention defines a system and method of generating and reporting a fabric analysis to a customer. Information is generated from various tests performed on the fabric. The information gathered from the tests is then digitized in a computer readable format. The digitized information is compiled into an electronic form. The information organized in the electronic form is the fabric analysis report which is delivered to the customer. The amount of time in which this report allows information to be distributed to the customer is greatly reduced and allow providing an additional advantage over the traditional means of reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Wagner Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Scott D. Quigley, Sue Henderson
  • Patent number: 5988229
    Abstract: A forming fabric for use in papermaking machines having a paper support surface and a machine contact surface. The support surface comprises first weft yarns interwoven in a weaving pattern with warp yarns to form a weft dominated surface having alternating weft floats of first and second lengths. These floats are formed by the first weft yarns passing over different numbers of adjacent warp yarns in each pick of the weft across the weave pattern. The contact surface is woven with the second weft yarns weaving with the warp yarns in a weave pattern which also forms a weft dominated surface. The second weft yarns are passed under a greater number of adjacent warp yarns in each pick across the weave pattern than the first weft yarns are passed over forming the contact surface with very long weft floats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Wangner Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: 5101866
    Abstract: A double layer papermaking fabric includes a plurality of machine direction yarns interwoven with a plurality of layers of cross direction yarns including an upper, paper side layer of yarn comprising a first set of generally parallel main cross direction yarns having one of a plurality of extra support yarns interposed between each adjacent yarn of this first set of main cross direction yarns and a plurality of machine direction yarns with each machine direction yarn interweaving with only a single yarn of the first set of main cross direction yarns in each weave repeat of the machine direction yarn. The double layer fabric also includes a lower, machine side layer of yarns including a second set of generally parallel main cross direction yarns with the machine direction yarns interweaving with at least one yarn of that second set of main cross direction yarns in each weave repeat of the machine direction yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Niagara Lockport Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley
  • Patent number: D787839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Scott D. Quigley