Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Daul

Thomas J. Daul 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: 11172792
    Abstract: A paper towel product that can be capably separated from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet is disclosed. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20210122561
    Abstract: A compressed hollow coreless roll of absorbent paper sheet produced by way of providing a roll of absorbent paper sheet by winding the sheet about a forming core member having a diameter in the range of 30 mm to 50 mm; removing the forming core member such that there is provided a hollow coreless roll of absorbent paper sheet with an axial cavity having a diameter in the range of 30 mm to 50 mm and compressing the hollow coreless roll such that, the axial cavity is substantially collapsed. The compressed hollow coreless rolls are readily re-formed into cylindrical shape. Space-saving packages of the rolls are overwrapped with tubular polymer film to provide a flexible reconfigurable package of a series of individually encased rolls. Volume reductions of about 10 to about 20%, about 14% to about 20%, 30%, 40% and more as compared with conventional products are realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Sarah A. Lemke, Douglas E. Robinson, Thomas J. Daul, Pamela S. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20200214511
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 10624506
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20200085246
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 10427901
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20190125139
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. OLSON, David A. HOADLEY, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Patent number: 10188242
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20180199766
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. OLSON, David A. HOADLEY, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Publication number: 20180132674
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. OLSON, David A. HOADLEY, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Patent number: 9918596
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 9918595
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a paper towel product that will capably separate from the paper towel roll as a full sheet, a half sheet or a quarter sheet. A method of making a paper towel with machine direction perforations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Olson, David A. Hoadley, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20180009618
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. BOMSTAD, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Patent number: 9771232
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20160137398
    Abstract: A compressed hollow coreless roll of absorbent paper sheet produced by way of providing a roll of absorbent paper sheet by winding the sheet about a forming core member having a diameter in the range of 30 mm to 50 mm; removing the forming core member such that there is provided a hollow coreless roll of absorbent paper sheet with an axial cavity having a diameter in the range of 30 mm to 50 mm and compressing the hollow coreless roll such that the axial cavity is substantially collapsed. The compressed hollow coreless rolls are readily re-formed into cylindrical shape. Space-saving packages of the rolls are overwrapped with tubular polymer film to provide a flexible reconfigurable package of a series of individually encased rolls. Volume reductions of about 10 to about 20%, about 14% to about 20%, 30%, 40% and more as compared with conventional products are realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Sarah A. Lemke, Douglas E. Robinson, Thomas J. Daul, Pamela S. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20140263806
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for reducing the tail on a parent roll. The system may comprise a web tail extending from a parent roll supported by an unwind stand. The system may further comprise one or more nozzles positioned below the web tail and configured to facilitate the rewinding of the web tail about the parent roll. The web tail may be rewound about the parent roll in a direction opposite to that which the web was initially wound about the parent roll. As a result, the length of the web tail extending from the parent roll may be reduced and is less likely to lengthen as the parent roll is ejected from the unwind stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Andrew G. BOMSTAD, Thomas J. DAUL
  • Publication number: 20130048523
    Abstract: A label for a product rolled about a core has an outer profile configured to extend beyond an outer diameter of the core, a front surface having alignment indicia configured to align the label with respect to an inner diameter of the core, and a rear surface having adhesive thereon and being contactable with an inner surface of the core. The outer profile defines a tabular segment and an arcuate portion, the tabular segment being formable and bendable about the inner diameter of the core and adherable to an inner surface of the core, the tabular segment having a first portion and a second portion, the arcuate portion being configured to extend beyond the outer diameter of the core. Reference indicia is disposed on the first portion of the tabular segment inboard of the alignment indicia such that the second portion of the tabular segment is absent the reference indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Rodrigo E. Orozco Ramirez, Richard D. Huss, Thomas J. Daul
  • Patent number: 6871814
    Abstract: A glue applicator for a web winding apparatus applies a longitudinal stripe of glue to an elongated core. The stripe of glue may be applied by an elongated wire or bar, by a rotating roller, or by a sprayer. The glued core is moved by a core inserter into position for insertion into the winding apparatus so that the stripe of glue is upstream of the web and in position to contact the web at the start of a new winding cycle. A web pinch pad on the core inserter contacts the web and severs the web at the start of the winding cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Daul, Steve J. Jansen, Robert W. Zeratsky, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030037725
    Abstract: A glue applicator for a web winding apparatus applies a longitudinal stripe of glue to an elongated core. The stripe of glue may be applied by an elongated wire or bar, by a rotating roller, or by a sprayer. The glued core is moved by a core inserter into position for insertion into the winding apparatus so that the stripe of glue is upstream of the web and in position to contact the web at the start of a new winding cycle. A web pinch pad on the core inserter contacts the web and severs the web at the start of the winding cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Thomas J. Daul, Steve J. Jansen, Robert W. Zeratsky
  • Patent number: 6497383
    Abstract: A glue applicator for a web winding apparatus applies a longitudinals strip of glue to an elongated core. The stripe of glue may be applied by an elongated wire or bar, by a rotation roller, or by a sprayer. The glued core is moved by a core inserter into position for insertion into the winding apparatus so that the stripe of glue is upstream of the web and in position to contact the web at the start of a new winding cycle. A web pinch pad on the core inserter contacts the web and servers the web at the start of the winding cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Daul, Steve J. Jansen, Robert W. Zeratsky, Jr.