Patents by Inventor Stephen Michael Varga

Stephen Michael Varga 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: 20220184940
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi
  • Patent number: 11292242
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi
  • Publication number: 20210223109
    Abstract: Systems and methods for thermal radiation detection utilizing a thermal radiation detection system are provided. The thermal radiation detection system includes one or more mercury-cadmium-telluride (HgCdTe)-based photodiode infrared detectors or Indium Arsenide (InAr)-based photodiode infrared detectors and a temperature sensing circuit. The temperature sensing circuit is configured to generate signals correlated to the temperatures of one or more of the plurality of infrared sensor elements. The thermal radiation detection system also includes a signal processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Michael VARGA, Steven Henry MERSCH
  • Patent number: 11051991
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11051992
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad, Paul Philip Thomas
  • Publication number: 20210129521
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Riccardi
  • Publication number: 20210096029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for thermal radiation detection utilizing a thermal radiation detection system are provided. The thermal radiation detection system includes one or more Indium Antimonide (InSb)-based photodiode infrared detectors and a temperature sensing circuit. The temperature sensing circuit is configured to generate signals correlated to the temperatures of one or more of the plurality of infrared sensor elements. The thermal radiation detection system also includes a signal processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Varga, Steven Henry Mersch
  • Patent number: 10913261
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi
  • Publication number: 20200222247
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad, Paul Philip Thomas
  • Publication number: 20200222246
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20200223217
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi
  • Patent number: 10632736
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi
  • Patent number: 10632023
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad, Paul Philip Thomas
  • Patent number: 10632022
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10481091
    Abstract: The methods herein utilize polarized light for detecting through holes in substrates. A light source directs light through a first polarization filter having a first polarization axis, wherein polarized light travels from the first polarization filter and toward a substrate. The orientation of the polarized light is changed while traveling through substrate material, and is scattered. However, polarized light traveling through a hole in the substrate remains unscattered. A second polarization filter receives unscattered light and scattered light traveling away from the substrate. The second polarization filter includes a second polarization axis angularly offset from and not parallel with the first polarization axis. As such, the second polarization filter blocks the advancement of unscattered light while the scattered light is not blocked by the second polarization filter. The hole is detected based on an absence of unscattered light surrounded by light traveling from the second polarization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Varga
  • Publication number: 20180357756
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad, Paul Philip Thomas
  • Publication number: 20180353348
    Abstract: A method for inspecting absorbent articles is provided. The inspection is performed using an inspection algorithm generated with a convolutional neural network having convolutional neural network parameters. The convolutional neural network parameters are generated by a training algorithm. Based on the inspection, characteristics of the absorbent articles, such as defects, can be identified. Absorbent articles having identified characteristics can be rejected, or other actions can be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Kawka, Stephen Michael Varga, Aitzaz Ahmad
  • Patent number: 9999552
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for sensing distortions in patterns of reflected light to create profiles representing surface topographies of absorbent structures during the manufacture of absorbent articles. Inspection systems may include sensors arranged adjacent an advancing absorbent structure on a converting line. In turn, a controller may monitor and affect various operations on the converting line. The inspection systems herein may also include a radiation source that illuminates a surface of an absorbent structure with a predetermined pattern of light extending in the cross direction CD. The sensor senses distortions in patterns of light reflected from the illuminated surface of the absorbent structure and triangulates changes in elevation of the illuminated surface of the absorbent structure relative to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Varga, Walter Pieter Hendrik Laurentius Van der Klugt, Rene Gaber
  • Patent number: 9750646
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for monitoring substrates advancing along a converting apparatus in a machine direction. The apparatus may include an analyzer connected with a line scan camera through a communication network. The analyzer may be configured as a field programmable gate array, an application specific integrated circuit, or a graphical processing unit. In addition, the line scan camera may include a linear array of pixel data and define a linear field of view, wherein the line scan camera is arranged such that the linear field of view extends in the machine direction. The apparatus may further include an illumination source that illuminates the linear field of view. In operation, the substrate is advanced in the machine direction such that a portion of the substrate advances through the linear field of view. In turn, the apparatus may be configured to perform various monitoring and/or control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Varga, Bradley Edward Walsh
  • Publication number: 20170225449
    Abstract: A method of printing composition(s) on a web is disclosed. The method includes the steps of advancing the web and printing a plurality of composition sites on the web. The method further includes the step of forming one or more discontinuities in the web. The discontinuities correspond to the printed composition sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Martin James, Stephen Michael Varga, Hui Yang, Arman Ashraf, Eric Daniel Ricciardi