Patents by Inventor Shane Ervin Hayes

Shane Ervin Hayes 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).

  • Publication number: 20190063002
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey
  • Patent number: 10190263
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing tissue including providing a first pulp mix, delivering a wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at a first point in the process, forming a tissue web comprising the first pulp mix after the first point in the process, monitoring the tissue web for breaks and preventing delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at the first point in response to detecting a break in the monitoring step. In an exemplary embodiment, a switching valve is used to control delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 10099425
    Abstract: A papermaking belt including zones of material laid down successively using a 3D printing process. The zones include at least a pocket zone configured to form three dimensional structures in a paper web by applying vacuum to pull the paper web against the pocket zone. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the zone also include at least one vacuum breaking zone configured to limit an amount of paper fibers pulled through the pocket zone by the applied vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Justin C. Pence, James E. Sealey, Taras Z. Andrukh, Shane Ervin Hayes
  • Patent number: 9995005
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20170298574
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20170268178
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing tissue including providing a first pulp mix, delivering a wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at a first point in the process, forming a tissue web comprising the first pulp mix after the first point in the process, monitoring the tissue web for breaks and preventing delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at the first point in response to detecting a break in the monitoring step. In an exemplary embodiment, a switching valve is used to control delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9725853
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9702089
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9702090
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing tissue including providing a first pulp mix, delivering a wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at a first point in the process, forming a tissue web comprising the first pulp mix after the first point in the process, monitoring the tissue web for breaks and preventing delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at the first point in response to detecting a break in the monitoring step. In an exemplary embodiment, a switching valve is used to control delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20170167082
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9580872
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9506203
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20160289898
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing tissue including providing a first pulp mix, delivering a wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at a first point in the process, forming a tissue web comprising the first pulp mix after the first point in the process, monitoring the tissue web for breaks and preventing delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix at the first point in response to detecting a break in the monitoring step. In an exemplary embodiment, a switching valve is used to control delivery of the wet-end additive to the first pulp mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20160289897
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Karthik RAMARATNAM, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Shane Ervin HAYES, James E. SEALEY, II
  • Publication number: 20160273168
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20160273169
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9382666
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20160159007
    Abstract: A papermaking belt including zones of material laid down successively using a 3D printing process. The zones include at least a pocket zone configured to form three dimensional structures in a paper web by applying vacuum to pull the paper web against the pocket zone. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the zone also include at least one vacuum breaking zone configured to limit an amount of paper fibers pulled through the pocket zone by the applied vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Justin C. PENCE, James E. SEALEY, Taras Z. ANDRUKH, Shane Ervin HAYES
  • Publication number: 20150059995
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Karthik RAMARATNAM, Byrd Tyler MILLER, IV, Shane Ervin HAYES, James E. SEALEY, II
  • Patent number: 8968517
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II