With Coating And/or Laminating Patents (Class 162/112)
  • Patent number: 10544546
    Abstract: The present invention provides multi-ply creped tissue products, and in particular embodiments creped wet pressed tissue products, having substantially higher per-ply basis weights, such as from about 20 to about 30 gsm, without the negative effects often associated with higher basis weight. As such, the tissue products are generally soft and flexible, having a softness value (measured as TS7) less than about 12.0 and a Stiffness Index less than about 20. While being soft and flexible, the instant tissue products are durable enough to withstand use, such as having a GMT greater than about 600 g/3? and a Burst Index greater than about 12.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Oriol Margo Moreno, John Alexander Werner, IV, Steven J. Hickey, Paul David Bradford, Cristiano Bobba, Giovanni Massarotti
  • Patent number: 10479960
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing a plurality of wood pulp fibers and a surface having thereon a surface softening composition containing a metathesized unsaturated polyol ester having one or more of the following properties: (i) a weight average molecular weight of from about 5,000 Daltons to about 50,000 Daltons; (ii) an oligomer index from greater than 0 to 1; and (iii) an iodine value of from about 30 to about 200 is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi, Beth Ann Schubert, Jeffrey John Scheibel
  • Patent number: 10233296
    Abstract: A method is presented for forming a collapsed foam film-like structure, the method including positioning a composition applicator adjacent to a hot non-permeable dryer surface, producing a first frothed dispersion or frothed solution from a first dispersion or solution, applying the first frothed dispersion or frothed solution to the dryer surface, allowing the first frothed dispersion or frothed solution to convert to a collapsed foam film-like structure, and scraping the collapsed foam film-like structure from the dryer surface. The method can further include producing a second dispersion or solution, blending the first dispersion or solution and the second dispersion or solution, frothing the blended dispersion or solution, applying the blended frothed dispersion or frothed solution to the dryer surface, and allowing the frothed dispersion or frothed solution to convert to a collapsed foam film-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Keyur Desai, Jian Qin, Jeffrey Frank Jurena, Frank Paul Abuto, Susan Elaine Shawver, Donald Eugene Waldroup, Deborah Joy Calewarts
  • Patent number: 10161083
    Abstract: The invention provides a creped tissue web having satisfactory softness without the excess use of water insoluble creping compositions. The satisfactory softness levels, which may be measured as TS7, are generally less than about 10.0 and may be achieved by creping the tissue web with less than about 100 mg/m2 (milligrams of creping composition per square meter of creping cylinder surface area) such as from about 25 to about 100 mg/m2 and more preferably from about 50 to about 75 mg/m2. It was previously believed that water insoluble creping compositions need to be added at high add-on levels, such as 100 mg/m2 or greater to achieve a desirable softness at a given tensile strength. It has now been surprisingly discovered that the add-on of water insoluble creping composition may be reduced significantly by adding a water soluble adhesive to the creping composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick John Lang, Christopher Lee Satori, John Paul David, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Mike Thomas Goulet, Michael John Rekoske, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Patent number: 10043256
    Abstract: A topographical imaging device is placable after a creping process which causes folds to the tissue sheet and the topographical imaging device provides image data having three-dimensional information on the tissue sheet. A data processing device determines, on the basis of a shape of a cross section of at least one fold of creping of the tissue sheet, at least one of the following: thickness of the tissue sheet, softness of the tissue sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VALMET AUTOMATION OY
    Inventors: Marko Toskala, Ismo Mäkelä, Markku Mäntylä
  • Patent number: 9976260
    Abstract: The present invention provides multi-ply creped tissue products, and in particular embodiments creped wet pressed tissue products, having substantially higher per-ply basis weights, such as from about 20 to about 30 gsm, without the negative effects often associated with higher basis weight. As such, the tissue products are generally soft and flexible, having a softness value (measured as TS7) less than about 12.0 and a Stiffness Index less than about 20. While being soft and flexible, the instant tissue products are durable enough to withstand use, such as having a GMT greater than about 600 g/3? and a Burst Index greater than about 12.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Oriol Margo Moreno, John Alexander Werner, IV, Steven J. Hickey, Paul David Bradford, Cristiano Bobba, Giovanni Massarotti
  • Patent number: 9637862
    Abstract: A hybrid multi-ply tissue paper product comprising at least three plies made of tissue paper base-sheet is described. At least one ply is a structured ply produced by a structuring manufacturing method. The structured ply includes a structured back face. At least another ply is a wet pressed ply produced by a wet press manufacturing method. The structured ply is positioned and orientated with respect to the at least two other plies such that the structured back face of the structured ply is facing the at least two other plies so as to dampen a two-sidedness effect related to the structured back face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SCA TISSUE FRANCE
    Inventors: Pascale Saas, Sébastien Jeannot
  • Patent number: 9034144
    Abstract: A web product having a machine direction and a cross-machine direction orthogonal thereto is disclosed. The web product has at least one ply having a first plurality of pillow regions having a first total area in the machine and cross-machine directions and a second plurality of pillow regions having a second total area in the machine and cross-machine directions where the first and second total areas have a different value. The web product has a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g and a Total Tensile Strength, TT, value greater than 2000 g/25.4 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Patent number: 8974635
    Abstract: A web product is described. The web product has a machine direction and a cross-machine direction orthogonal thereto. The web product has at least one ply having a first plurality of low density regions having a first area in the machine and cross-machine directions and a second plurality of low density regions having a second area in the machine and cross-machine directions. The first and second areas are different. The web product has a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g and a Wet Burst, WB, value greater than 400g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20140259490
    Abstract: A high utility (strong in both dry and wet states, highly absorbent, abrasion resistant, thick, and soft) disposable wiper or towel that contains 85% or more recycled fibers and, in one construction, 100% recycled fibers. The recycled fibers are from post-consumer waste and/or post-industrial waste. The base sheet is produced in a wet-pressed, creped process and is post-treated using a DRC process. The final wiper or towel is a double re-creped, non-woven sheet having a first side and a second side. The non-woven sheet includes about 85% to about 90% by weight of cellulose fibers. The non-woven sheet includes at least about 10% to about 15% by weight of binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SELLARS ABSORBENT MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Ballas, Gary Bouplon, Nate Sellars, Thomas T. Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8834678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a tissue product having a creping composition disposed onto at least one surface thereof to increase the softness of the article, while retaining or improving manufacturing efficiency. The tissue products also have a sizing agent that increases the Wet Out time, without negatively impacting softness or machine runability. Preferably the creping composition comprises a cationic component and a film forming component, both of which are preferably water soluble. The cationic component carries a cationic charge that is capable of forming ionic bonds with the negatively charged fibers of the tissue web, thus providing a retention mechanism by which the creping composition is retained on the sheet. The overall retention of the creping composition on the sheet reduces the concentration of the composition in the machine process water, improving machine operability and runability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Gerald Druecke, Dave Allen Soerens, Benjamin Joseph Kruchoski, Frederick John Lang, Christopher Lee Satori, John Alexander Werner, IV, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Mickey Joseph Authement, II, Peter Lee Carson, Jeremy Michael Brunette, Kenneth John Zwick, Elizabeth Oriel Bradley
  • Publication number: 20140182798
    Abstract: A web product having at least one ply and having a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g and a Wet Burst, WB, value greater than 400 g. is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman POLAT, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN
  • Patent number: 8753478
    Abstract: A composition comprising one or more high molecular weight resins and one or more low molecular weight resins in a ratio of about 1:99 to about 99:1 based on polymer actives, wherein said high molecular weight resins are selected from the group consisting of glyoxylated polyacrylamide, crosslinked polyaminoamide and polyaminoamide-epihalohydrin resins having a molecular weight of about 100,000 to about 5,000,000 Dalton and the low molecular weight resins are selected from the group consisting of glyoxylated polyacrylamide, crosslinked polyaminoamide and polyaminoamide-epihalohydrin resins having a molecular weight of less than about 100,000 Dalton and wherein the mole ratio of epihalohydrin to secondary nitrogen atoms in the high and low molecular weight polyaminoamide-epihalohydrin resins is less than about 0.5. and use of the composition for creping paper webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Grigoriev, Gary S. Furman
  • Publication number: 20140124152
    Abstract: A web product having at least two plies and having a Basis Weight, BW, value greater than 51.6 gsm and a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman POLAT, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN
  • Patent number: 8652610
    Abstract: Fibrous products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises a water-soluble film forming component, a first water-soluble modifier component and a hydrophobic polymer component. In some aspects, the additive composition further comprises an additional water-soluble modifier component. The additive composition may be incorporated into the fibrous web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. In one aspect, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the perceived softness of the web without substantially affecting the absorbency of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Allen Soerens, Frank Gerald Druecke, Cathleen M. Uttecht
  • 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: 8597781
    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 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 8568561
    Abstract: Tissue sheets are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition is applied to the tissue sheet during a creping process in a controlled manner such that the additive composition forms deposits on the sheet separated by untreated areas. In one embodiment, the additive composition is applied to a creping surface. A wet tissue sheet is then transferred to the creping surface by a topographical surface containing elevations. The elevations press the tissue sheet against the creping surface. When creped from the surface, the additive compositions transfers to the tissue sheet according to where the elevations were located on the topographical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike T. Goulet, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Christopher Michael Wilson, Jeffrey J. Timm
  • 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: 8512515
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 8506978
    Abstract: A tissue product comprising an additive composition onto at least the surface of a fibrous article in order to increase the surface potential of the article, while retaining or improving manufacturing efficiency is disclosed. The additive composition comprises a bacteriostatic component and more preferably a water-soluble adhesive component and a bacteriostatic component. In some aspects, the additive may also contain additional water-soluble modifier components. Tissue products according to the present disclosure can attract and trap negatively charged matter, such as bacteria, into the tissue web. As such, tissue products can pickup bacteria from a surface and substantially hold the bacteria in the sheet to help prevent spreading bacteria to other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Allen Soerens, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Bao Trong Do, SooYeon Oh
  • Patent number: 8506755
    Abstract: An absorbent composite material may be manufactured by applying a flexible absorbent binder polymer (FAB), also referred to herein as a flexible superabsorbent, during the creping step of conventional tissue manufacturing. As such, the costly process of applying FAB to a substrate by spraying or printing followed by drying may be eliminated. The creping step has the additional advantage of improving the flexibility and softness of the FAB treated fibrous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc
    Inventors: Dave Allen Soerens, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Cynthia Suzanne Krueger
  • Patent number: 8507083
    Abstract: 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 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 8491995
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a cross machine direction total energy absorption (CDTEA) of greater than 8 cm-g/cm2 as measured according to the TEA Test Method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 8460786
    Abstract: Embossed fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 270 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and more particularly to embossed fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 270 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and a Total Dry Tensile of less than 2375 g/76.2 mm and/or a Geometric Mean Total Dry Tensile of less than 1130 g/76.2 mm as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 8449976
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Flexural Rigidity (GM Flexural Rigidity or GMFlex) as measured according to the Flexural Rigidity Test Method described herein to Dry Burst (DB) as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method described herein ratio (GMFlex/DB ratio) of less than 0.26 and a Density of less than 0.10 g/cm3 as measured according to the Test Methods described herein are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Joshua Thomas Fung, Jeremy Howard Nugent, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, Katie Kristine Glass, Kathryn Christian Kien, Kevin Mitchell Wiwi
  • 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: 8444811
    Abstract: Sheet-like products are disclosed containing an additive composition. In accordance with the present disclosure, the additive composition is applied to a creping surface. A base sheet is then pressed against the creping surface for contact with the additive composition. The base sheet is then creped from the creping surface causing the additive composition to transfer to the base sheet. In particular, the additive composition is transferred to the base sheet in amounts greater than about 1% by weight, such as from about 2% to about 50% by weight. The additive composition can comprise, for instance, a thermoplastic polymer resin containing an aqueous dispersion, a lotion, a debonder, a softener, or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Deborah Nickel, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough
  • Patent number: 8334049
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Tensile Ratio of greater than 0.5 as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method described herein and a Geometric Mean Flexural Rigidity (GM Flexural Rigidity or GM Flex) of less than 195 mg*cm2/cm as measured according to the Flexural Rigidity Test Method described herein and/or a Geometric Mean Modulus (GM Modulus) of less than 935 g/cm and/or a Machine Direction Modulus (MD Modulus) of less than 845 g/cm, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Joshua Thomas Fung, Jeremy Howard Nugent, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, Katie Kristine Glass, Kathryn Christian Kien, Kevin Mitchell Wiwi
  • Patent number: 8334050
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Modulus (GM Modulus) of less than 1070 g/cm as measured according to the Modulus Test Method described herein and a Geometric Mean Elongation (GM Elongation or GM Elong) of less than 15% measured according to the Elongation Test Method described herein are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Joshua Thomas Fung, Jeremy Howard Nugent, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, Katie Kristine Glass, Kathryn Christian Kien, Kevin Mitchell Wiwi
  • 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: 8262857
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web as the web is being formed. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web in a post processing operation. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Michael J. Rekoske, Thomas Joseph Dyer
  • Publication number: 20120165775
    Abstract: An absorbent composite material may be manufactured by applying a flexible absorbent binder polymer (FAB), also referred to herein as a flexible superabsorbent, during the creping step of conventional tissue manufacturing. As such, the costly process of applying FAB to a substrate by spraying or printing followed by drying may be eliminated. The creping step has the additional advantage of improving the flexibility and softness of the FAB treated fibrous web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Allen Soerens, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Cynthia Suzanne Krueger
  • Publication number: 20120164206
    Abstract: A tissue product comprising an additive composition onto at least the surface of a fibrous article in order to increase the surface potential of the article, while retaining or improving manufacturing efficiency is disclosed. The additive composition comprises a bacteriostatic component and more preferably a water-soluble adhesive component and a bacteriostatic component. In some aspects, the additive may also contain additional water-soluble modifier components. Tissue products according to the present disclosure can attract and trap negatively charged matter, such as bacteria, into the tissue web. As such, tissue products can pickup bacteria from a surface and substantially hold the bacteria in the sheet to help prevent spreading bacteria to other surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Allen Soerens, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Bao Trong Do, SooYeon Oh
  • Publication number: 20120125552
    Abstract: Tissue sheets are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition is applied to the tissue sheet during a creping process in a controlled manner such that the additive composition forms deposits on the sheet separated by untreated areas. In one embodiment, the additive composition is applied to a creping surface. A wet tissue sheet is then transferred to the creping surface by a topographical surface containing elevations. The elevations press the tissue sheet against the creping surface. When creped from the surface, the additive compositions transfers to the tissue sheet according to where the elevations were located on the topographical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Mike T. Goulet, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Christopher Michael Wilson, Jeffrey J. Timm
  • 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: 8105463
    Abstract: Tissue sheets are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition is applied to the tissue sheet during a creping process in a controlled manner such that the additive composition forms deposits on the sheet separated by untreated areas. In one embodiment, the additive composition is applied to a creping surface. A wet tissue sheet is then transferred to the creping surface by a topographical surface containing elevations. The elevations press the tissue sheet against the creping surface. When creped from the surface, the additive compositions transfers to the tissue sheet according to where the elevations were located on the topographical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike T. Goulet, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Christopher Michael Wilson, Jeffrey J. Timm
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110303374
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a paper product having at least two plies. Only one outer surface of the tissue paper product has a lotion and a polyhydroxy compound having a molecular weight ranging from about 150 to about 4,000 and selected from the group consisting of glycerols, polyglycerols, polyethylene glycols (PEGs), polyoxyethylenes, polyoxypropylenes, and combinations thereof applied thereto by slot extrusion. The polyhydroxy compound provides the tissue paper product with a Wet Burst greater than about 90 g, a Dynamic Coefficient of Friction less than about 0.9, and a Bending Flexibility less than about 0.042 gf cm2/cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Brooke Marie Woods, LaTisha Evette Salaam
  • Patent number: 8066847
    Abstract: A composition comprising one or more polyaminoaminde epihalohydrin resins and one or more polyamides in a ratio of about 1:99 to about 99:1 based on polymer actives and use of the composition for creping paper webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Nalco Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Grigoriev, Gary S. Furman, Sammy Lee Archer, Winston Su, Christopher D. Kaley, Mingli Wei
  • Patent number: 8029645
    Abstract: Soft and strong fibrous structures and more particularly soft and strong fibrous structures that contains less softwood fibers than known fibrous structures and methods for making such soft and strong fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Khosrow Parviz Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 8025966
    Abstract: 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: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    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: 7989058
    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: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 7960020
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Elongation of greater than 14.95% as measured according to the Elongation Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 7943814
    Abstract: Differentially densified fibrous structures, methods for making same, and processes for treating fibers used in the fibrous structures are provided. More particularly, fibrous structures comprising two or more regions, at least one of which exhibits a density that is at least 1.6 times greater than another region within the fibrous structure, methods for making such fibrous structures and non-naturally occurring fibers useful in such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Stanley Ampulski, Dale Gary Kavalew
  • Patent number: 7939168
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a cross machine direction total energy absorption (CDTEA) of greater than 8 cm-g/cm2 as measured according to the TEA Test Method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 7918964
    Abstract: A multi-ply absorbent sheet of cellulosic fiber with continuous outer surfaces is provided an absorbent core between the outer surfaces. The absorbent core includes a non-woven fiber network 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 direction between pileated regions interconnected thereby, and (iii) a plurality of fiber-deprived cellules between the fiber enriched and linking regions, also being characterized by a local basis weight lower than the fiber enriched regions. The cellules provide a sponge-like internal structure of low fiber density regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Guy H. Super, Stephen J. McCullough
  • Patent number: 7883604
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web without substantially affecting the perceived softness of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge
  • Patent number: 7879190
    Abstract: Sheet-like products, such as tissue products, are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. The additive composition can improve various properties of the sheet-like product. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition can reduce lint and increase softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7879191
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske