Patents by Inventor Timothy Jude Lorenz

Timothy Jude Lorenz 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: 7918951
    Abstract: A method for making a unitary fibrous structure including the steps of providing a first plurality of synthetic fibers onto a forming member having a pattern of channels. The synthetic fibers are provided such that at least some of the synthetic fibers are disposed in the channels. A second plurality of cellulosic fibers are provided onto the synthetic fibers such that the cellulosic fibers are disposed adjacent to the synthetic fibers to form a unitary fibrous structure including the synthetic fibers and the cellulosic fibers, wherein the resulting fibrous structure has micro-regions of differential basis weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Patent number: 7645359
    Abstract: A method for making a fibrous structure including a plurality of synthetic fibers disposed in a predetermined pattern and a plurality of cellulosic fibers generally randomly distributed throughout at least one layer of the fibrous structure. The method includes depositing an aqueous slurry including synthetic fibers and an aqueous slurry including cellulosic fibers onto a fluid-permeable forming member having a pattern of channels. The slurries are dewatered to form a fibrous web, wherein the at least some of the cellulosic fibers are randomly distributed throughout at least a portion of the fibrous web and a plurality of synthetic fibers are at least partially non-randomly distributed in the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Patent number: 7354502
    Abstract: A method for making a fibrous structure, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers onto a forming member so as to form one or more layers including the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers; providing a plurality of long cellulosic fibers onto the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers so as to form one or more layers including predominantly long cellulosic fibers; and forming a unitary fibrous structure including the one or more layers including the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers and one or more layers including predominantly long cellulosic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Dean Phan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 7101437
    Abstract: A patterned element for use in an embossing and adhesive application process. The patterened element comprises a material having an pattern disposed thereon, wherein the material comprises a polymer and has a Shore A hardness of greater than about 70, and has a critical surface energy of less than about 30 dynes/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn David Boutilier, Linda Evers-Smith, Jeffrey Scott Ledford, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Jr., John William Toussant, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Paul Anthony Zaffiro, Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7045026
    Abstract: A fibrous structure and method for making the fibrous structure, wherein the method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of synthetic fibers onto a forming member having a pattern of channels such that at least some of the synthetic fibers are disposed in the channels; providing a plurality of cellulosic fibers onto the synthetic fibers such that the cellulosic fibers are disposed adjacent to the synthetic fibers; and forming a unitary fibrous structure including the synthetic fibers and the cellulosic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Patent number: 7041196
    Abstract: A fibrous structure and method for making the fibrous structure, wherein the method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of cellulosic fibers onto a forming member having a pattern of channels such that at least some of the cellulosic fibers are disposed in the channels; providing a plurality of synthetic fibers onto the cellulosic fibers such that the synthetic fibers are disposed adjacent to the cellulosic fibers; and forming the unitary fibrous structure from the synthetic fibers and the cellulosic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Patent number: 6872342
    Abstract: An embossing and adhesive application process including the steps of: applying an adhesive to a first patterned embossing roll which is engaged with a second patterned embossing roll having a complementary pattern to the first embossing roll; passing a web of sheet material between the first and second embossing rolls at a tangential line speed to simultaneously emboss the web and direct the adhesive against the web; and splitting the adhesive such that at least some of the adhesive remains on the first embossing roll and some of the adhesive remains on the web to form an adhesive pattern between embossments on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: R. Matthew Giachetto, David Mark Sageser, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Peter Worthington Hamilton, James Michael Archbold, Kevin Benson McNeil, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Timothy Jude Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20040157515
    Abstract: A fibrous structure and method for making the fibrous structure, wherein the method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of synthetic fibers onto a forming member having a pattern of channels such that at least some of the synthetic fibers are disposed in the channels; providing a plurality of cellulosic fibers onto the synthetic fibers such that the cellulosic fibers are disposed adjacent to the synthetic fibers; and forming a unitary fibrous structure including the synthetic fibers and the cellulosic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Publication number: 20040154763
    Abstract: A method for making a fibrous structure, the method comprising the steps of: providing a mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers onto a forming member so as to form one or more layers including the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers; providing a plurality of long cellulosic fibers onto the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers so as to form one or more layers including predominantly long cellulosic fibers; and forming a unitary fibrous structure including the one or more layers including the mixture of synthetic fibers and short cellulosic fibers and one or more layers including predominantly long cellulosic fibers
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Dean Phan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Publication number: 20040157524
    Abstract: A unitary fibrous structure having at least two layers wherein at least one of the layers of the structure includes long cellulosic fibers and at least one of the layers includes a mixture of short cellulosic fibers and synthetic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Dean Phan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Publication number: 20040154769
    Abstract: A fibrous structure and method for making the fibrous structure, wherein the method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of cellulosic fibers onto a forming member having a pattern of channels such that at least some of the cellulosic fibers are disposed in the channels; providing a plurality of synthetic fibers onto the cellulosic fibers such that the synthetic fibers are disposed adjacent to the cellulosic fibers; and forming the unitary fibrous structure from the synthetic fibers and the cellulosic fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Jude Lorenz, Osman Polat, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Dean Phan
  • Patent number: 6699347
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process comprising the steps of (a) applying less than about 0.1 grams per square meter (gsm) of a release agent to a transfer surface, wherein the release agent is selected such that a test sample of the release agent having a concentration at or above its critical surface tension concentration, has a surface tension of less than about 50 dyne/cm or forms a contact angle with the material of the transfer surface of less than about 120°; (b) applying an adhesive to the transfer surface; and (c) transferring the adhesive from the transfer surface to a material web. Preferred embodiments are provided where the transfer surface is metals, polymers, elastomers, ceramics, wood, or combinations thereof and the release agent has the formula: X—CF2O—(C2F4O)p—(CF2O)q—CF2—X. Additional embodiments are provided to continuous and intermittent processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mary Ruth Lehrter, Steven Lee Barnholtz, James Michael Singer, Glenn David Boutilier, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Dean Arthur Zimmerman, Timothy Jude Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20030218274
    Abstract: A patterned element for use in an embossing and adhesive application process. The patterened element comprises a material having an pattern disposed thereon, wherein the material comprises a polymer and has a Shore A hardness of greater than about 70, and has a critical surface energy of less than about 30 dynes/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn David Boutilier, Linda Evers-Smith, Jeffrey Scott Ledford, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Michael Gomer Stelljes, John William Toussant, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Paul Anthony Zaffiro, Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20030213548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process comprising the steps of (a) applying less than about 0.1 grams per square meter (gsm) of a release agent to a transfer surface, wherein the release agent is selected such that a test sample of the release agent having a concentration at or above its critical surface tension concentration, has a surface tension of less than about 50 dyne/cm or forms a contact angle with the material of the transfer surface of less than about 120°; (b) applying an adhesive to the transfer surface; and (c) transferring the adhesive from the transfer surface to a material web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mary Ruth Lehrter, Steven Lee Barnholtz, James Michael Singer, Glenn David Boutilier, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Dean Arthur Zimmerman, Timothy Jude Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20020180097
    Abstract: An embossing and adhesive application process including the steps of: applying an adhesive to a first patterned embossing roll which is engaged with a second patterned embossing roll having a complementary pattern to the first embossing roll; passing a web of sheet material between the first and second embossing rolls at a tangential line speed to simultaneously emboss the web and direct the adhesive against the web; and splitting the adhesive such that at least some of the adhesive remains on the first embossing roll and some of the adhesive remains on the web to form an adhesive pattern between embossments on the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: R. Matthew Giachetto, David Mark Sageser, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Peter Worthington Hamilton, James Michael Archbold, Kevin Benson McNeil, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Timothy Jude Lorenz
  • Patent number: 6258516
    Abstract: A collimator, in combination with a source of curing radiation, for use in a process for curing a photosensitive resin disposed on a working surface and having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction perpendicular to said machine direction, is disclosed. The preferred collimator comprises a plurality of mutually parallel collimating elements spaced from one another in the machine direction between the source of radiation and the resin. Each of the collimating elements is substantially perpendicular to the working surface, and every two of the mutually adjacent collimating elements have a machine-directional clearance and a cross-machine-directional clearance therebetween. The collimating elements and the machine direction form an acute angle therebetween such that the machine-directional clearance is greater than the cross-machine directional clearance. This allows to provide a greater collimation of the curing radiation in the cross-machine direction relative to the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Dennis Trokhan, Glenn David Boutilier, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Henry Louis Marlatt
  • Patent number: 6210644
    Abstract: A collimator, in combination with a source of curing radiation and a working surface, for use in a process for curing a photosensitive resin disposed on the working surface having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction perpendicular to said machine direction, is disclosed. The collimator comprises a plurality of mutually parallel collimating elements spaced from one another in the cross-machine direction and disposed between the source of radiation and the resin. Each of the collimating elements is substantially perpendicular to the working surface, and every two of the mutually adjacent collimating elements have a machine-directional clearance and a cross-machine-directional clearance therebetween. The collimating elements and the machine direction form an acute angle therebetween such that the machine-directional clearance is greater than the cross-machine directional clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Dennis Trokhan, Glenn David Boutilier, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Henry Louis Marlatt
  • Patent number: 5858554
    Abstract: A multi-ply paper product wherein the plies are adhesively joined together. One or both of the plies may have embossments protruding towards and contacting the other ply. The plies are adhesively joined, preferably at such embossments. The adhesive is selected from a composition that advantageously provides a minimum wet ply bond strength and a dry ply bond strength which falls within a particularly desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles William Neal, George Vincent Wegele, Timothy Jude Lorenz
  • Patent number: 5693406
    Abstract: A multi-ply paper product. One or both of the plies may have embossments protruding towards and contacting the other ply. The plies are adhesively joined, preferably at such embossments. The adhesive is selected from a composition that advantageously provides a minimum wet ply bond strength and a dry ply bond strength which falls within a particularly desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George Vincent Wegele, Timothy Jude Lorenz