Non-uniform, Irregular Or Configured Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 162/109)
  • Patent number: 11447914
    Abstract: Removal of stickies from waste paper and paperboard is obtained with the use of a modified kaolin-based stickies removal composition. The modified kaolin-based stickies removal composition is produced by modifying the kaolin clay, separating the modified kaolin clay from the non-reactive kaolin clay, and then adding a nonionic surfactant to the modified kaolin-based particles. Removal of stickies is improved by the use of this modified kaolin-based stickies removal composition during the recycling of the waste paper and paperboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Cesar I. Basilio, Steven W. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 11441274
    Abstract: Products having reducing tissue wrinkling, puckering, and bunching and improved emboss definition, emboss visibility, and perceived softness are described. The methods comprise embossing the tissue sheet with a emboss elements having segments aligned in the machine direction and including an abatement component, such as a tapered width or a multi dual-apex, that can absorb machine direction stretch during the production of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Schuh, Steven R. Olson, Michael D. Wishneski, Eric A. Stuart
  • Patent number: 11427969
    Abstract: A web substrate having at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof is disclosed. The surface has surface area comprising at least about 0.2 percent line embossments and a ratio of line embossment area to dot embossment area greater than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Jason Merrill Jones
  • Patent number: 11427967
    Abstract: Provided are tissue webs, and products produced therefrom, that are generally durable, flexible and have improved cross-machine direction (CD) properties, such as CD tensile energy absorption (CD TEA), CD stretch and CD modulus. The inventive tissue products generally comprise multiple tissue plies, such as two or more plies, that have been prepared by through-air drying and more preferably by through-air drying without creping. Moreover, the plies may be produced in a through-air drying process that utilizes a transfer fabric positioned between the forming fabric and the through-air drying fabric where the transfer fabric imparts the nascent web with a high degree of CD strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Sachs, Richard A. Zanon, Lynda E. Collins, Kevin J. Vogt, Christopher L. Satori
  • Patent number: 11408129
    Abstract: A fibrous structure includes a plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles extending from a pillow surface of the fibrous structure, wherein the plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles are arranged in a pattern organized in an X-Y coordinate plane, each of the wet-formed knuckles of the pattern is included within a plurality of rows oriented in an X-direction and a plurality of rows oriented in a Y-direction, and each row in the X-direction is curved in a repeating wave pattern, wherein the repeating wave pattern has an amplitude and a wavelength, and wherein the amplitude is between about 0.75 mm and about 3.0 mm, and the wavelength is between about 25.0 mm and about 125.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Patent number: 11390995
    Abstract: A method to prepare, pulp, and bleach cannabis bast and hurd fibers to allow for the fiber to be incorporated into absorbent cellulosic structures on a wet-laid paper machine while keeping the pectin within the fibers. The wet laid paper machine can use the ATMOS, NTT, ETAD, TAD, or UCTAD method to produce the absorbent cellulosic structure. Absorbent cellulosic structures are produced with the cannabis bast and hurd fibers or with the bast fibers alone with the hurd fibers being combined with paper mill sludge or dust to form a fuel pellet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Taras Z. Andrukh, Randy H. Elgin
  • Patent number: 11293142
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a paperboard structure includes passing a paperboard substrate through a hot-hard calender to yield a calendered paperboard substrate, the hot-hard calender including a nip defined by a thermo-roller and a counter roller, wherein a contact surface of the thermo-roller is heated to an elevated temperature. The method then includes applying a basecoat to the calendered paperboard substrate to yield a basecoated paperboard substrate, the basecoat includes a basecoat binder and a basecoat pigment blend. The method further includes applying a topcoat to the basecoated paperboard substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio A. Giuste, Steven Parker, Terrell J. Green
  • Patent number: 11286623
    Abstract: Provided are tissue webs, and products produced therefrom, that are generally durable, flexible and have improved cross-machine direction (CD) properties, such as CD tensile energy absorption (CD TEA), CD stretch and CD modulus. The inventive tissue products generally comprise a single tissue ply that has been prepared by through-air drying and more preferably by through-air drying without creping. Moreover, the products may be produced using a transfer fabric positioned between the forming fabric and the through-air drying fabric where the transfer fabric imparts the nascent web with a high degree of CD strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark W. Sachs, Richard A. Zanon, Lynda E. Collins, Kevin J. Vogt, Christopher L. Satori
  • Patent number: 11286622
    Abstract: A tissue product including a laminate of at least two plies of a multi-layer tissue web, the tissue product having a softness value (HF) of 92.0 or greater, a lint value of 4.5 or less, and an Sdr of greater than 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: STRUCTURED I, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Phillip MacDonald, Taras Z. Andrukh, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 11268244
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit a novel combination of compressibility properties, plate stiffness properties, and slip stick coefficient of friction properties, and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 11255049
    Abstract: The present invention provides an embossed multi-ply tissue product that is visually pleasing and has improved physical attributes. For example, the inventive multi-ply tissue products have reduced stiffness, such as a GM Flexural Rigidity less than about 600 mg*cm, improved absorbency, such as a Residual Water (WResidual) value less than about 0.15 g, and improved wet resiliency, such as a wet elastic strain ratio greater than about 32 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Steven LeCount, Kevin Joseph Vogt, Sarah Ann Funk, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Jason Daniel Hanke, Mike Thomas Goulet
  • Patent number: 11247431
    Abstract: Articles, such as sanitary tissue products, including fibrous structures, and more particularly articles including fibrous structures having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the article exhibits differential cellulose content throughout the thickness of the article and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Young, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 11235551
    Abstract: Articles, such as sanitary tissue products, including fibrous structures, and more particularly articles including fibrous structures having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the article exhibits differential cellulose content throughout the thickness of the article and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Young, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 11162225
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel combination of slip stick coefficient of friction and compressibility properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 11155698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the production of a film comprising microfibrillated cellulose, wherein the method comprises the steps of; providing a suspension comprising microfibrillated cellulose, applying the suspension on a substrate to form a fibrous web, wherein the web has a first and a second side, conducting the web to a contact drying equipment wherein the first side of said web is in direct contact with of the contact drying equipment at a temperature above 100° C. whereby the web is at least partly dried forming a film. The invention also relates to a film produced according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Isto Heiskanen, Esa Saukkonen, Kaj Backfolk
  • Patent number: 11136719
    Abstract: A method of making a fibrous sheet. The method includes forming a nascent web from an aqueous solution of papermaking fibers, moving a dewatered web on a transfer surface, and applying a vacuum at a molding zone defined between the transfer surface and a molding roll. The molding roll includes a permeable patterned surface on an exterior of the molding roll. The method also includes transferring the dewatered web from the transfer surface to the permeable patterned surface at the molding zone. The vacuum is applied during the transferring of the dewatered web, and the papermaking fibers of the dewatered web are (i) redistributed on the permeable patterned surface and (ii) drawn into a plurality of recess of the permeable patterned surface, in order to form a molded paper web. The method further includes drying the molded paper web in a drying section to form a fibrous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: David A. Beck
  • Patent number: 11085150
    Abstract: The invention provides calendered tissue webs and products produced by passing a tissue web through a calender nip created by a patterned roll having a first pattern and a second pattern thereon and a substantially smooth roll. As the web is transported through the nip it is subjected to variable calender loads that impart variable cross-machine (CD) direction properties to the resulting calendered web. CD properties that may be varied according to the present invention include sheet caliper, sheet bulk and surface smoothness. The variable CD property may be preserved in the web as it is further converted, such as winding about a core, resulting in tissue products having physical properties that vary along at least one dimension of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Christopher Steven LeCount, Daniel John Schultz
  • Patent number: 11035081
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue webs and products that are manufactured by non-compressive dewatering and/or drying methods, such as through-air drying, where the webs and products comprise cross-linked fiber. The non-compressively dewatered tissue webs and products have improved sheet bulk and z-direction properties. For example, in one embodiment, the invention provides through-air dried tissue products having good sheet bulk and resiliency, such as a sheet bulk greater than about 15 cc/g and Compression Energy (E) greater than about 1.30 N/m. Surprisingly the foregoing products have sufficient strength to withstand use, such as a GMT greater than about 600 g/3?, but are not overly stiff, generally having a Stiffness Index less than about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Lindsay, Michael Andrew Zawadzki, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Mike Thomas Goulet, Kenneth John Zwick, Christopher Lee Satori, Donald Eugene Waldroup
  • Patent number: 11035077
    Abstract: A method of making a fibrous sheet. The method includes forming a nascent web from an aqueous solution of papermaking fibers, dewatering the nascent web to form a dewatered web having a consistency from about ten percent solids to about seventy percent solids, moving the dewatered web on a transfer surface, and transferring the dewatered web from the transfer surface to a molding roll at a molding zone. The molding roll includes an exterior and a patterned surface on the exterior of the molding roll. Papermaking fibers of the dewatered web are redistributed on the patterned surface in order to form a molded paper web. The method also includes transferring the molded paper web to a drying section and drying the molded paper web in the drying section to form a fibrous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: David A. Beck
  • Patent number: 11015297
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold
  • Patent number: 11001970
    Abstract: A web forming device includes: a first material supply unit provided with a first release port that releases a first material containing a first defibrated substance and a first organic binder in a gas atmosphere; a second material supply unit provided with a second release port that releases a second material in the gas atmosphere, the second material containing a second defibrated substance and a second organic binder and being different from the first material; and a transporting unit that forms and transports an accumulated substance obtained by accumulating the first material and the second material. The second release port is positioned downstream of the first release port in a transporting direction of the transporting unit, and the accumulated substance is a laminate obtained by laminating a layer of the first material and a layer of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Seiichi Taniguchi, Kaneo Yoda
  • Patent number: 10995455
    Abstract: Products having improved handfeel and methods for making those products are described. The disclosed napkin product includes an emboss pattern that creates a pillow effect resulting in improved handfeel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Dinesh M. Bhat
  • Patent number: 10954635
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 10954636
    Abstract: A disposable tissue or paper towel product including at least two plies, an exposed outer surface of at least one of the two plies comprising a plurality of pockets, the plurality of pockets having an average volume greater than 0.4 mm3 and an average surface area of 2.5 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Sealey, II, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Jeffrey Grunwald, Ashley Harris, Justin S. Pence
  • Patent number: 10927502
    Abstract: A roll for molding a fibrous sheet. The roll includes a cylindrical shell and a vacuum box. The cylindrical shell is configured to be rotatably driven and is permeable to allow air to be moved through the cylindrical shell. The cylindrical shell has a permeable patterned surface on an exterior surface of the cylindrical shell. The permeable patterned surface has at least one of a plurality of recesses and a plurality of projections. The density of the at least one of the plurality of recesses and the plurality of projections is greater than about fifty per square inch. The vacuum box is positioned on the inside of the cylindrical shell and is configured to draw air from the exterior surface of the cylindrical shell to an interior surface of the cylindrical shell. The vacuum box is stationary with respect to the rotation of the cylindrical shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: David A. Beck
  • Patent number: 10895041
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 360 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and optionally, a Total Dry Tensile of less than 2450 g/76.2 mm and/or a Machine Direction (MD) Dry Tensile of less than 1520 g/76.2 mm and/or a Geometric Mean (GM) Total Dry Tensile of less than 1180 g/76.2 mm as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10894005
    Abstract: A hair care product containing one or more hair care active agents is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Stephen Joseph Hodson, Brian Patrick Croll, John Gerhard Michael, Andreas Josef Dreher, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 10851499
    Abstract: A web substrate having at least one embossed ply having a surface thereof is disclosed. The surface has surface area comprising at least about 0.2 percent line embossments and a ratio of line embossment area to dot embossment area greater than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, Thomas Timothy Byrne, Jason Merrill Jones
  • Patent number: 10794005
    Abstract: A paper including one or more multi-tonal watermarks having full tonality (depth), and an improved watermarking tool for manufacturing such paper, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Crane & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas G. Pearson, Giles D. Prett
  • Patent number: 10745865
    Abstract: Creped fibrous structures having pillows and knuckles, wherein the creped fibrous structures exhibit improved knuckle properties, such as Knuckle Roughness Ra, Knuckle Roughness Rq, and Knuckle Creping Frequency and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Douglas Jay Barkey, James Allen Cain, Stephen John DelVecchio, Angela Marie Leimbach, Kun Piao, James Kenneth Comer, Ryan Dominic Maladen, Atiya Jordan-Brown, David Warren Loebker
  • Patent number: 10745864
    Abstract: Fibrous structures having pillows and knuckles, wherein the fibrous structures contain two or more pillows that exhibit differential pillow height and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Douglas Jay Barkey, James Allen Cain, Stephen John DelVecchio, Angela Marie Leimbach, Kun Piao, James Kenneth Comer, Ryan Dominic Maladen, Thomas Alan Wilker
  • Patent number: 10731301
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet made by a process that includes the steps of forming a nascent web from an aqueous papermaking furnish, and creping the nascent web on a multilayer belt that includes (i) a first layer made from a polymeric material having a plurality of openings, and (ii) a second layer attached to the first layer, with the nascent web being deposited onto a surface of the first layer. The absorbent sheet includes a plurality of hollow domed regions projecting from a side of the absorbent sheet, with each of the hollow domed regions being shaped such that a distance from at least one first point on an edge of a hollow domed region to a second point on an edge at an opposite side of the hollow domed region is at least about 0.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Daniel H. Sze, Hung Liang Chou, Xiaolin Fan
  • Patent number: 10702894
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for cleaning seals of soluble unit dose pouches containing granular composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Miguel Brandt Sanz, Luis Martin De Juan
  • Patent number: 10704202
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit a novel combination of compressibility properties, plate stiffness properties, and slip stick coefficient of friction properties, and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 10697126
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold
  • Patent number: 10697124
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold
  • Patent number: 10697125
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold
  • Patent number: 10648134
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Elongation of greater than 14.85% as measured according to the Elongation Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch, Robert Lenord Powers, Christopher Gerald Donner
  • Patent number: 10647088
    Abstract: Articles, such as sanitary tissue products, including fibrous structures, and more particularly articles including fibrous structures having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the article exhibits differential cellulose content throughout the thickness of the article and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Young, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 10577750
    Abstract: Embossed multi-ply fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Elongation of greater than 15.8% as measured according to the Elongation Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10570568
    Abstract: An all-purpose type tissue paper. A two-ply tissue paper that does not have moisturizer applied thereon, that has a basis weight per ply of 10.0-16.0 g/m2, a paper thickness per two-ply of 120-200 ?m, a softness of not more than 1.0, a dry tensile strength (T) in the MD direction of 240-300 cN/25 mm, and an average dynamic friction coefficient of 1.40-1.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: DAIO PAPER CORPPORATION, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shuta Yasui, Norimitsu Hirata, Hidenori Yorozu, Kazuo Hokkirigawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kei Shibata, Wataru Tanabe, Shohei Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10519606
    Abstract: A process for foam forming tissue or paper webs is disclosed. A foamed suspension of fibers is deposited onto a forming fabric and contacted with a gas flow prior to drying the web. For instance, the web can contact the gas flow prior to dewatering the web. The gas flow can have a volumetric flow rate and/or a velocity sufficient to rearrange the fibers within the web. In one embodiment, for instance, the gas flow can increase the caliper of the web, the stretch properties of the web, and/or the absorbency characteristics of the web. In one embodiment, the gas flow can be pulsed for producing a web with a distinctive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Wordlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin E. Swails, Joseph K. Baker, Mary F. Mallory, Cleary E. Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 10487454
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue webs and products that are manufactured by non-compressive dewatering and/or drying methods, such as through-air drying, where the webs and products comprise cross-linked fiber. The non-compressively dewatered tissue webs and products have improved sheet bulk and z-direction properties. For example, in one embodiment, the invention provides through-air dried tissue products having good sheet bulk and resiliency, such as a sheet bulk greater than about 12 cc/g and Compression Energy (E) greater than about 1.30 N/m. Surprisingly the foregoing products have sufficient strength to withstand use, such as a GMT greater than about 1,200 g/3?, but are not overly stiff, generally having a Stiffness Index less than about 10.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Lindsay, Michael Andrew Zawadzki, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Mike Thomas Goulet, Kenneth John Zwick, Christopher Lee Satori, Donald Eugene Waldroup
  • Patent number: 10435845
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Elongation of greater than 14.85% as measured according to the Elongation Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch, Robert Lenord Powers, Christopher Gerald Donner
  • Patent number: 10385515
    Abstract: Articles, such as sanitary tissue products, including fibrous structures, and more particularly articles including fibrous structures having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the article exhibits differential cellulose content throughout the thickness of the article and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Young, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Timothy James Klawitter, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 10323358
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Tensile Ratio of less than 1.75 and/or less than 1.49 as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method described herein and a Geometric Mean Modulus (GM Modulus) of less than 1402.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Machine Direction Modulus (MD Modulus) of less than 1253.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Cross Machine Direction Modulus (CD Modulus) of less than 1569.2 g/cm at 15 g/cm, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Joshua Thomas Fun, Jeremy Howard Nugent, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, Katie Christine Fleming Glass, Kathryn Christian Kien, Kevin Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10246828
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit a novel combination of compressibility properties, plate stiffness properties, and slip stick coefficient of friction properties, and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 10240296
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel combination of average TS7 values and slip stick coefficient of friction and/or compressibility properties and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Ellis Bailey, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi, John Allen Manifold, Ward William Ostendorf
  • Patent number: 10173859
    Abstract: A recording-medium binding device includes first and second tooth groups. The first tooth group includes first and second tooth rows. The second tooth group includes third and fourth tooth rows. The third tooth row to be engaged with the first tooth row forms, together with the first tooth row, a first tooth row pair. The fourth tooth row to be engaged with the second tooth row forms, together with the second tooth row, a second tooth row pair. A second engaging height in the second tooth row pair is smaller than a first engaging height in the first tooth row pair. A second effective tooth top width in the second tooth row pair is larger than a first effective tooth top width in the first tooth row pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Makita, Hiroaki Awano, Yoshinori Nakano, Kojiro Tsutsumi, Katsumi Harada, Toshiyasu Yukawa, Junichi Hirota, Yasuhiro Kusumoto, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Emiko Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10060077
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit a novel combination of compressibility properties, plate stiffness properties, and slip stick coefficient of friction properties, and methods for making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Guillermo Matias Vidal, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, David Warren Loebker, Ryan Dominic Maladen, John Allen Manifold, Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi