Patents by Inventor Wayne D. MEREDYK

Wayne D. MEREDYK 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: 20200306790
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for applying coatings on a baggy web are provided. A Mayer rod and a back-up roll engage with each other to form a nip. The back-up roll has a deformable inner layer with a surface thereof covered by a deformable outer layer. The Mayer rod and the flexible web at a contacting area are impressed into the back-up roll with a machine-direction nip width W and a nip engagement depth D, which enables formation of a coating having a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kara A. Meyers, Shawn C. Dodds, Eric A. Vandre, Tyler J. Rattray, Kevin T. Grove, Brittni M. Schiewer, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Samad Javid, James N. Dobbs, Wayne D. Meredyk
  • Publication number: 20200171535
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform layer of coating material, the method including providing a distribution manifold having a cavity and a plurality of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, and dispensing coating material from the dispensing outlets while simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction. Using the process, coated articles having a useful non-uniform coating or coatings can be prepared, in particular self-adhesive vapor permeable air and moisture barrier membranes for use as architectural structure wraps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Gary W. Maier, Daniel R. Fronek, Alan J. Hollo, Martin J.O. Widenbrant, Wayne D. Meredyk
  • Publication number: 20170072430
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for applying a coating material onto a substrate as a non-uniform layer of coating material, the method including providing a distribution manifold having a cavity and a plurality of dispensing outlets in fluid communication with the cavity, creating relative motion between a substrate and the dispensing outlets in a first direction, and dispensing coating material from the dispensing outlets while simultaneously translating the plurality of dispensing outlets in a second direction non-parallel to the first direction. Using the process, coated articles having a useful non-uniform coating or coatings can be prepared, in particular self-adhesive vapor permeable air and moisture barrier membranes for use as architectural structure wraps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Gary W. MAIER, Daniel R. FRONEK, Alan J. HOLLO, Martin J.O. WIDENBRANT, Wayne D. MEREDYK