With Creping, Wrinkling, Crinkling Patents (Class 156/183)
  • Patent number: 10727575
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radome for a distance warning radar on a motor vehicle, comprising a design element, e.g. a logo, which is visible from the outside and is integrated into the radome, as well as to a method for manufacturing said radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NANOGATE SE
    Inventors: Mirko Guretzky, Matthias Kästner, Jan Wisomiersky, Norbert Weiss
  • Patent number: 10654633
    Abstract: There is provided a pack (10) in the form of a stirrer for a hot or cold beverage. The stirrer comprises first and second films (13, 14) sealingly connected around a periphery to enclose a volume in which is disposed a liquid. The liquid is conveniently disposed in an elongate channel (15) formed in one of the films. Openable portions (17, 55) are provided at respective ends of the stirrer, one openable portion (17) allowing the liquid to flow out once opened and the other openable portion (55) acting as a vent. Each openable portion is opened by peeling apart the two films and has a stronger connection (52, 57) provided to limit the opening of the ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Meta4sys Limited
    Inventor: Martyn Sydney Wilford
  • Patent number: 10625539
    Abstract: The invention relates to a decorative laminate comprising a core impregnated with a phenolic resin, coated on at least one of the faces thereof with a sheet impregnated with a mixture comprising an alkylated melamine resin and an acrylic polyol resin. The invention also relates to a process for preparing such a laminate and the use thereof as coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Philippe Wloczysiak, Anne Claire Ferrandez
  • Patent number: 10597209
    Abstract: There is provided a pack (10) for a product (12) which is sealingly retained in a volume defined by first and second films (13, 14) sealingly secured about a periphery. The pack has an openable portion through which a liquid contained in the product (12) can be dispensed. One of the films (14) has a pre-formed hinge (20) across at least part of the volume to assist folding of, and liquid extraction from, the product (12). The pre-formed hinge (20) may be in the form of a pre-formed fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Meta4sys Limited
    Inventor: Martyn Sydney Wilford
  • Patent number: 10577162
    Abstract: There is provided a pack (10) for a product (12) comprising a piece of fruit having a rind and a flesh portion containing a liquid in the form of juice. The product (12) is sealingly retained in a volume defined between two films (13, 14) which are sealingly connected around their periphery. The pack (10) has a first openable portion (16) from which the liquid/juice can be dispensed. The fruit product has one or more cuts (47) in its rind to facilitate the manipulation of the fruit to improve juice extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Meta4sys Limited
    Inventor: Martyn Sydney Wilford
  • Patent number: 10414642
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser includes a housing, a first pouch, a cutting mechanism, a water source, and a pump. The housing has at least a first receptacle. The first pouch has a beverage content for seating in the first receptacle and has an opening area thereon for opening the pouch. The cutting mechanism for opening the first pouch in the opening area of the pouch in order to allow the contents thereof to evacuate from the pouch. The water source is coupled to the housing permitting water to mix with the contents of the pouch. The pump coupled to the water reservoir for transferring water from the water reservoir to the vicinity of the first receptacle such that water from the water reservoir mixes with the contents of the pouch. The opening area of the pouch permits cutting or slicing of the pouch with the cutting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bibo Barmaid LLC
    Inventors: Douglas F. Melville, Jr., Gary M. Barch, Craig Bures, Debra L. Walker
  • Patent number: 10252484
    Abstract: A dunnage conversion system includes a machine for converting a stock material (14) into a strip of relatively lower-density dunnage, a coiling mechanism (20) for winding the strip into a coil, a taping mechanism (22) for automatically securing a trailing end of the strip to the coil, and a coil ejecting mechanism (24) for automatically removing the coil from the coiling mechanism. The taping mechanism includes a guide surface (70) between an outlet of the machine and the coiling mechanism to guide the strip to the coiling mechanism and to guide tape for engagement with a trailing end of the strip and to secure the trailing end of the strip to the coil. The coil ejecting mechanism includes a lever arm (126) that pivots to push the completed coil off the coiling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RANPAK CORP.
    Inventors: Pedro E Winkens, Ad H Veldt
  • Patent number: 10160180
    Abstract: A molded plastic core structure acceptable to numerous uses and characterized by high structural strength to weight ratio. The structure typically comprises a two-sided array of cell-like receptacles having inwardly sloping walls that form floors. Receptacles in one side are inverted relative to receptacles in the opposite side and are inter-nested between one another to minimize the volume of plastic used. The walls and floors can be circular, square or triangular in plan view. Where square or triangular, the walls include both major and minor wall sections alternatingly interspersed with one another. Two or more core structures can be joined to one another with the receptacles of one panel being aligned with the receptacles of the joined other panel to form closed, syntactic cells that give the resulting structure high enclosed volume to surface area and weight ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Shuert Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Lyle H. Shuert, Thomas N. Young
  • Patent number: 10132042
    Abstract: A fibrous structure is disclosed. The fibrous structure exhibits a plurality of discrete knuckles arranged in a pattern of repeat units. The repeat units can include a plurality of rows arranged orthogonally in an X-Y plane, each row having a portion of the discrete knuckles, and each discrete knuckle separated from adjacent discrete knuckles in a row by a distance. Each of the discrete knuckles within the repeat unit can have substantially the same shape and size; and wherein the distance between at least two adjacent discrete knuckles in each row are non-uniform such that the repeat unit exhibits varying pillow width distances along the rows in both the X and Y axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ryan Dominic Maladen, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Osman Polat, Douglas Jay Barkey
  • Patent number: 10092691
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible and conformal wearable, self-contained medical device. The medical device comprises an integral housing formed by a flexible upper portion and a flexible lower portion joined along their perimeters. The medical device is also provided in a plurality of shapes and configurations for increasing the flexibility and conformability of the housing. The components contained within the housing, such as a drug reservoir, printed circuit board, and power supply are preferably constructed from flexible materials and are formed, connected and positioned according to the configuration of the housing in a manner for enhancing flexibility of the housing. A thermal bubble micropump is provided for controlling flow of a drug from the flexible reservoir, that utilizes a thermal resistor provided locally to a thermal expansion fluid that causes a surrounding membrane to expand and displace a volume of drug to be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Keith N Knapp, Peter Skutnik, Aidan Petrie, Dan Nelsen, Paul Brown
  • Patent number: 9957667
    Abstract: An absorbent cellulosic sheet made by a method that includes forming an aqueous cellulosic web on a structuring fabric in a papermaking machine, non-compactively dewatering the cellulosic web on the structuring fabric, and drying the cellulosic web to form the absorbent cellulosic sheet. A portion of the structuring fabric on which the cellulosic web is formed has an adjusted planar volumetric index of at least about 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Hung Liang Chou, Daniel H. Sze, Xiaolin Fan
  • Patent number: 9855378
    Abstract: Method of dissolving/mixing of a concentrate in/with a fluid in a multi-chamber bag and a method for the production of a medical fluid, in particular a dialysis fluid, in a multi-chamber bag. Moreover, the multi-chamber bag itself is disclosed. In all embodiments, at least two different concentrates can be included separately in powder form, liquid form or semi-liquid slurry form for dissolution in a fluid in the multi-chamber bag. In addition, the use of the multi-chamber bag in haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis or a haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis device, in particular as a container for a dialysis fluid in a haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis device, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Brandl, Philippe Laffay, Michael Herrenbauer, Thomas Fichert, Franz Kugelmann, Joern Hoermann
  • Patent number: 9854832
    Abstract: Smoking article wrapper and method of making a smoking article A smoking article component comprises a curved sheet wrapper of weight 40 gsm or more that includes a plurality of lines of strength discontinuity at which the wrapper presents a visually discernable non-uniformity in its curvature. The wrapper can be used for example to wrap the filter of a cigarette as a plug wrap for the filter so as to comprise a wrapper of weight 80 gsm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Steven Holford, Aaron McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9630391
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for separating a flexible display film from a substrate. The method of separating a flexible display film from a substrate according to the present disclosure comprises the steps of dividing the substrate attached with the flexible display film on a side thereof into a plurality of pieces, and separating part or all of the plurality of pieces from the flexible display film. The apparatus for separating a flexible display film from a substrate according to the present disclosure comprises a division component configured to divide the substrate attached with the flexible display film on a side thereof into the plurality of pieces, and a substrate-film separation component configured to separate part or all of the pieces from the flexible display film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dejiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9371615
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber. The dewatered web is applied to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed. The web is fabric creped from the transfer surface utilizing a patterned creping fabric. The fabric creping step occurs under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The creping fabric contacts the transfer surface and applies pressure to the web against the transfer surface such that the fibers of the web are redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 9353470
    Abstract: Method for producing a fibrous product comprising: passing a texturized yarn (10) through a first passage (12) having a first outlet (14); projecting the texturized yarn (10) from the first outlet (14), inside a chamber (20), so as to fill the chamber (20) with the texturized yarn (10), thereby forming a first segment (31) of the fibrous product; moving the first segment (31) away from the first outlet (14); and forming a second segment (32) of the fibrous product in place of the first segment (31) and contiguously to the first segment (31), as many segments as necessary being contiguously formed by repeating the above steps. Apparatus for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: OCV Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Luc Joseph Louis Brandt, Frank Trasser, Herve Bourgeoisat, Andre Charvet, Christopher Clements
  • Patent number: 8980052
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber. The dewatered web is applied to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed. The web is fabric creped from the transfer surface utilizing a patterned creping fabric. The fabric creping step occurs under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The creping fabric travels at a fabric speed that is slower than the transfer surface speed. The creping fabric contacts the transfer surface and applies pressure to the web against the transfer surface such that the fibers of the web are redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8840755
    Abstract: A method for continuously producing crepe paper, comprising the steps of producing a paper web from a material suspension, mechanically dewatering the paper web in a press section, generating a crepe structure in the sheet structure of the paper web, and thermally drying the paper web. The paper web is applied to a glazing cylinder by means of a bulk-preserving pressing system in order to dry and generate a smooth surface on the paper web. The crepe paper is smooth on one side and can be used for a variety of further application areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Papierwerke Lenk AG
    Inventor: Dirk Schuldt
  • Patent number: 8758547
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing body adhering absorbent articles orientated in the cross-machine direction, body adhering absorbent article having reduced or eliminated curl. The articles are manufactured with reduced curl by selectively reducing or eliminating the shell elastic tension in regions where components of the body adhering absorbent article are to be attached to form the composite absorbent article web. In certain aspects the body adhering absorbent articles are manufactured by supplying an elastic web of shell material having a longitudinal and transverse direction, that is stretchable only in the transverse direction, attaching at least one component to form a composite web material, and cutting the composite web material to form a body adhering absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Lee Popp, Jay David Gottleib, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Gary Alan Turchan
  • Publication number: 20140096334
    Abstract: An applicator includes a cylindrical core having an interior surface and an exterior surface. A backing layer is attached to at least a portion of the exterior surface of the cylindrical core. A fabric material is attached to at least a portion of the backing layer. The fabric material is formed of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: NOVA WILDCAT SHUR-LINE, LLC
    Inventor: Gary DeCarr
  • Patent number: 8673115
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes forming a nascent web from a papermaking furnish, the nascent web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber, transferring the nascent web having the generally random distribution of papermaking fiber to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed, drying the web, to a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent, including compactively dewatering the web prior to or concurrently with transfer of the web to the transfer surface, fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric with a patterned creping surface, the fabric-creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric, the web being creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Guy H. Super, Stephen J. McCullough, Ronald R. Reeb, Hung Liang Chou, Kang Chang Yeh, John H. Dwiggins, Frank D. Harper
  • Patent number: 8608904
    Abstract: A creping aid system for use on a creping cylinder, for example, a Yankee dryer, comprises a creping adhesive and a creping modifier, the combination comprising polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Clearwater Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen H. Tucker, Douglas S. Smalley
  • Patent number: 8568559
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic absorbent sheet. A cellulosic web is prepared from an aqueous papermaking furnish. The web is fabric-creped. The fabric-creping step forms a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights including at least: (i) a plurality of fiber-enriched regions of a relatively high local basis weight, interconnected by way of (ii) a plurality of lower local basis weight linking regions. The drawable reticulum includes a cohesive fiber matrix capable of increasing in void volume upon drawing. The creped web is dried, while substantially preserving the drawable reticulum, to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step increases the void volume of the dried web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8568562
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a creped fiber web is provided and includes providing a rotating cylindrical dryer surface, providing a creping adhesive composition or coating package having a pH boosted at least 0.5 pH units relative to its original base formulation pH in the range of from about 4.5 to about 9, for chemically setting a crosslinkable polymer component at least in part before applying the creping adhesive composition to the rotating cylindrical dryer surface to provide an adhesive dryer surface on which a fiber web can be transferred, dried, and creped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Sullivan, Jack Allen
  • Patent number: 8568560
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic absorbent sheet. A cellulosic web is prepared from an aqueous papermaking furnish. The web is fabric-creped. The fabric-creping step forms a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights including at least: (i) a plurality of fiber-enriched regions of a relatively high local basis weight, interconnected by way of (ii) a plurality of lower local basis weight linking regions. The drawable reticulum includes a cohesive fiber matrix capable of increasing in void volume upon drawing. The creped web is dried, while substantially preserving the drawable reticulum, to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step increases the bulk of the dried web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8562786
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web. The nascent web is applied to a translating transfer surface and is fabric-creped from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric. The creping fabric travels at a fabric speed that is slower than the speed of the transfer surface. The nascent web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights. The creped web is dried to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step includes drawing the dried web between a first draw roll and a second draw roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8545654
    Abstract: A method for producing pant-type absorbent articles, each article including a chassis structure having at least one elastic panel and an integrated absorbent core component, the method including a continuous pant-forming process including forming the chassis structure and incorporating the absorbent core component into the chassis structure. The at least one elastic panel is formed by a) separately producing a two-layer laminate having a first non-elastic fibrous nonwoven web and an elastic film, b) activating the two-layer laminate by incremental stretching in at least one activation direction to render the two-layer laminate (elastically stretchable, c) stretching the activated two-layer laminate by 35-200% in the activation direction, d) introducing the two-layer laminate in the pant-forming process, and e) laminating the elastic film of the stretched two-layer laminate to an elastic or nonwoven chassis component. An absorbent pant-type article produced in accordance with the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Elisabeth Lakso, Hans Een, Jan Wästlund-Karlsson
  • Patent number: 8444812
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition of matter used to produce very soft high grades of tissue paper. The composition of matter comprises a PAE resin acidified with a multifunctional acid. The multifunctional acid includes but is not limited to carboxyl and sulfonyl. The acid has a functional group selected from carboxyl and sulfonyl and a functional group selected from carboxyl, sulfonyl, hydroxyl, lactone, phenol, amine and heterocycle. The PAE resin facilitates the use of an adhesive in a Yankee Dryer apparatus that is durable when the adhesive is wet but remains soft when the adhesive becomes dry. These properties allow the adhesive to be strong and remain engaged to the dryer apparatus when wet but be easily removed by the creping blade when dry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Grigoriev, Gary S. Furman, Jr., Mingli Wei, Winston Su, Christopher D. Kaley, Bryan M. Schertzer
  • Patent number: 8388804
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes applying a jet of papermaking furnish to a forming wire, the jet having a jet velocity and the forming wire moving at a forming wire velocity. The papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web. The nascent web is applied to a transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed. The nascent web is fabric-creped from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric that is traveling at a fabric-creping speed, the fabric-creping speed being slower than the transfer surface speed, and the fabric-creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric, such that the nascent web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a creped web. The creped web is dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8388803
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having a random distribution of papermaking fiber, applying the nascent web to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed, fabric-creping the nascent web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a patterned creping fabric that is traveling at a fabric-creping speed that is slower than the transfer surface speed, the fabric-creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric, such that the nascent web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8293073
    Abstract: This invention is method of creping a paper web comprising a) applying to a rotating creping cylinder an adhesive composition having a pH of about 6.5 to about 8 and comprising one or more vinylamine/N-vinyl formamide polymers composed of about 10 to about 99 mole percent vinylamine monomer and about 90 to about 1 mole percent N-vinylformamide monomer; b) pressing the paper web against the creping cylinder to effect adhesion of the paper web to the creping cylinder; and c) dislodging the paper web from the creping cylinder with a doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Grigoriev, Gary S. Furman, Mingli Wei, Winston Su, Christopher D. Kaley
  • Patent number: 8235959
    Abstract: A process is claimed for making a composite sheet useful as topsheet with one or more openings to receive fecal material useful for an absorbent article, said composite sheet comprising a wrinkled, patterned elasticized region that comprises a patterned first sheet and an elastic material said first sheet being patterned with troughs, that are typically compacter, i.e. of higher density, prior to attachment to the elastic material. The troughs are attached to the elastic material. The resulting composite sheet has a uniform wrinkle pattern. Also claimed are specific absorbent articles. Also claimed are composite sheets with a specific residual strain and peel force value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ekaterina Anatolyevna Ponomarenko, Mattias Schmidt, Tina Brown (née Lehmann)r, Alexander Eberhard Unger, Alexander Berk, Darrell Ian Brown, Blanca Arizti
  • Patent number: 8226797
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber. The dewatered web is applied to a translating transfer surface. The web is fabric-creped from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric, under pressure, in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The fabric is traveling a fabric speed that is slower than the speed of the transfer surface. The web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights. The web is dried and the web is drawn. The step of drawing the web preferentially attenuates the fiber-enriched regions of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Publication number: 20120160400
    Abstract: Substrates such as tissue and nonwovens have an additive composition applied topically thereto. The additive composition, for instance, comprises a frothed aqueous dispersion or solution which is topically applied to the web through a creping process after the web has been formed. The additive composition may be applied in-line to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. In the alternative, the additive composition may be added in an off-line converting process that crepes a dry pre-formed substrate material. The additive composition may improve bulk and softness of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Deborah Joy Calewarts, Jian Qin, Jeffrey F. Jerena, Donald E. Waldroup, Stephen M. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8202395
    Abstract: A creping doctor device for the scraping off and creping of a running paper web from a rotating cylinder, comprising a holder device arranged to be able to support a continuous, or divided, longitudinally moveable doctor blade, which doctor blade is arranged to have a length that exceeds at least twice the length of said cylinder and is provided with a scraping surface and a contact line and/or contact surface, which contact line and/or contact surface is intended to bear against the jacket surface of said rotating cylinder at a certain linear load, said doctor blade comprising a supporting part and a wear part that is moveable in relation to the supporting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: CS Produktion Antiebolag
    Inventor: Tore Eriksson
  • Patent number: 8152958
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber, applying the dewatered web having the apparently random fiber distribution to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed and fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a patterned creping fabric. The creping step occurs under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The creping fabric travels at a second speed slower than the speed of the transfer surface. The fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency are selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8147649
    Abstract: A creping aid system for use on a creping cylinder, for example, a Yankee dryer, comprises a creping adhesive and a creping modifier, the combination comprising polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Clearwater Specialties LLC
    Inventors: Stephen H. Tucker, Douglas S. Smalley
  • Patent number: 8133353
    Abstract: A creped paper product is provided according to the invention. The creped paper product comprises a result of creping a web of fibers comprising synthetic fibers to provide a creped paper product having a stretch of at least 3% in the machine direction according to TAPPI test T494. The web of fibers can include about 0.5 wt. % to 100 wt. % synthetic fibers based on the total weight of the fibers. In addition, the web of fibers can contain about 0.5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of synthetic fibers and about 90 wt. % to about 99.5 wt. % of cellulosic fibers. When the web of fiber includes a mixture of synthetic fibers and cellulosic fibers, the creped paper product can be provided having a tear strength in the machine direction according to TAPPI test T494 at least 10% greater than an otherwise identical creped paper product that does not contain synthetic fibers. A method for forming a creped paper product is provided according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Wausau Paper Corp.
    Inventors: John James Blanz, Thomas Brod, Emerson S. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8128771
    Abstract: A method of producing a clothing article including the steps of (a) joining first continuous webs 120a and 120b having stretchability in the longitudinal direction thereof both in a longitudinally stretched state along an edge portion thereof to a longitudinally substantially inextensible second continuous web 120c to make a continuous composite sheet 120, (b) joining the composite sheet 120 obtained in step (a) on its side to a member 130 of the clothing article to make a web assembly 110, and (c) cutting the web assembly 110 obtained in step (b) to length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Endo, Kenji Ando, Shinnosuke Morita, Takuo Yanashima
  • Publication number: 20120037257
    Abstract: A tubular structure having a multi-layer, strength-enhanced first end segment, a multi-layer, strength-enhanced second end segment, and a flexible segment intermediate said multi-layer strength-enhanced first end segment and said multi-layer, strength-enhanced second end segment is provided. Methods for manufacturing tubular structures are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: FLUID ROUTING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles S. Burke, II
  • Patent number: 8101045
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition of matter useful for producing very soft high grades of tissue paper. The composition of matter comprises an adhesive composition that includes a glycerol-based polyol. The glycerol-based polyol prevents the composition from becoming brittle and is non-volatile. This allows the composition to become rewetted after creping and allows for strong levels of adhesion even at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Gary S. Furman, Xiaojin Harry Li, Winston Su, Vladimir A. Grigoriev
  • Patent number: 8048265
    Abstract: Creping and cutting procedure and equipment, for paper manufacture which consists of a creping doctor (1) carrying a blade (2) which carries out the creping; a support plate (12) which can pivot on a pivot shaft (5) in the geometrical center of which the creping blade (2) works; primary means of actuation (3) which through the support plate (12) cause the rotation of the creping doctor (1) on a pivot shaft (4); and secondary means of actuation of variation of angle (6) which act on the support plate (12) and cause its rotation on a pivot shaft (5) ; in such a way that it is possible, with only two doctors (1), (7) to carry out the maneuvers of creping, blade changing, cutting and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventors: Jose Joaquin Amonarria Azcolain, Jose Miguel Echeberria Goicoechea
  • Patent number: 8012285
    Abstract: This invention is directed to alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)-free polymer binders formed by aqueous free radical emulsion polymerization and having specific peel and cure properties. The APE-free polymeric binders have a peel value, when adhered to a heated metal surface, of 35% to 200% of the peel value shown by a standard APE-based polymer binder control and exhibit a cure profile such that at least 55% cure is achieved within 30 seconds at a temperature required for cure, and a wet tensile strength at 30-seconds of cure of at least 1000 g/5 cm. Wet tensile strength is used as a measure of cure. Binders having the peel and cure properties described herein can be considered for use in crepe processes, especially DRC processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Wacker Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Erwin Goldstein, Ronald Joseph Pangrazi
  • Patent number: 7959761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a quaternary ammonium complex comprising at least one non-cyclic amide as a modifier for a creping adhesive used on a creping cylinder, e.g., a Yankee dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Jeffery J. Boettcher, Nancy S. Clungeon, Bruce J. Kokko, Elroy W. Post, Phuong V. Luu, Gary L. Worry, Greg A. Wendt
  • Publication number: 20110092942
    Abstract: A method is presented for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article having multiple components including selecting a first material appropriate for use as an outer cover; producing a chassis including the outer cover, the outer cover including an outer cover central region having an outer cover central region texture; and selecting a second material appropriate for use as an elastic panel, wherein the second material is different from the first material. The method also includes producing a first elastic panel having a first elastic panel central region; and attaching the first elastic panel to the chassis, wherein the selecting is performed such that the first elastic panel central region gives the appearance of being identical in texture to the outer cover central region texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Marcille Faye Ruman, Matthew Boyd Lake, Hera Nichole Linn
  • Patent number: 7850899
    Abstract: A web is made by first extruding multicomponent filaments from a spinneret and then passing the extruded filaments through a process air shaft. Cold air is directed against the filaments in the process air shaft to cool and aerodynamically stretch the filaments while excluding the entry of other air into the process air shaft. The cooled and stretched multicomponent filaments are then deposited in a mat on a support, and then the mat of multicomponent filaments to a web is consolidated by subjecting it to water jets at a pressure of 10 bar to 200 bar such that the multicomponent filaments fuse together at crossover points and the filaments have a considerable free length between crossover points where they are fused. Finally the web is heat treated to crinkle the filaments thereof and bulk of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Reifenhauser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventor: Bernd Kunze
  • Patent number: 7828931
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fibers includes a mixture of hardwood fibers and softwood fibers arranged in a reticulum having: (i) a plurality of pileated fiber enriched regions of relatively high local basis weight interconnected by way of (ii) a plurality of lower local basis weight-linking regions whose fiber orientation is biased along the machine direction between pileated regions interconnected thereby, wherein the sheet exhibits a % CD stretch which is at least about 2.75 times the dry tensile ratio of the sheet. Tensile ratios of from about 0.4 to about 4 are readily achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough
  • Patent number: 7799167
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an embossed crepe paper which can clearly be formed into fine embossed shapes, and is excellent in the fluffy feel and therefore excellent in such as absorbency for fats. As a means of achieving this object, the method for manufacturing an embossed crepe paper, according to the present invention, is a method for manufacturing an embossed crepe paper comprising a step of embossing a raw crepe paper, wherein: a raw paper having a basis weight of 6 to 28 g/m2 is used as the raw crepe paper; and the embossing step includes the steps of: (a) supplying the raw crepe paper with water in an amount of 0.1 to 100 weight % based on the basis weight to thereby put the raw crepe paper in a wet condition; (b) embossing the wet-conditioned raw crepe paper; and (c) drying the embossed wet-conditioned raw crepe paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Kawano Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Suzuki, Yukio Hayashi, Noriyasu Ike, Hiromu Matsumoto, Eri Tamura, Yasunori Endo, Jun Morisawa, Maya Sasaki, Kenji Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20100215996
    Abstract: An end assembly seals a cylindrical electrochemical cell. The assembly includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) device and a gasket having a protrusion that cooperates with the end assembly isolates the PTC device from primary axial compression forces present in the closure assembly. In further embodiments of the present invention, the end assembly may be produced by insert molding a seal element about the terminal cover and the gasket itself has an E or F shaped cross section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Wendling, Mark A. Schubert, James X. Wu
  • Patent number: 7744722
    Abstract: A creping aid system for use on a creping cylinder, for example, a Yankee dryer, comprises a creping adhesive and a creping modifier, the combination comprising polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Clearwater Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen H. Tucker, Douglas S. Smalley