Organic Additive Patents (Class 162/127)
  • Patent number: 10570570
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey
  • Patent number: 9995005
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9725853
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9702089
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9624721
    Abstract: A roller blind assembly is described that is made at least in part with a laminate material that includes a roller blind screen and a non-woven backing material applied to the roller blind screen by pressure or heat. If an adhesive is used, the adhesive can be applied to the front side of the non-woven backing material, after which the front side of the non-woven backing material is then attached or bonded to the rear side of the roller blind screen to form the roller blind laminate material. When placed in an architectural opening, such as a window, the roller blind laminate material can reduce or diffuse the light transmission in a room to create a diffused, opaque, or shielded view to the outside while still providing a warm ambiance to an architectural structure or room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald S. Rubinoff
  • Patent number: 9580872
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 9506203
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including a first exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers, an interior layer comprised substantially of softwood fibers, and a second exterior layer comprised substantially of hardwood fibers. The interior layer includes a first wet end additive comprising an ionic surfactant and a second wet end additive comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Patent number: 8968517
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: First Quality Tissue, LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Byrd Tyler Miller, IV, Shane Ervin Hayes, James E. Sealey, II
  • Publication number: 20140367061
    Abstract: A multi-ply bath tissue includes a first ply providing a first surface of the bath tissue. The first ply includes first and second layers. The first layer of the first ply forms the first surface. The first layer of the first ply includes a temporary wet strength resin. The second layer of the first ply is substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin. A second ply provides a second surface of the bath tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: John H. Dwiggins, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Publication number: 20140367060
    Abstract: A fibrous sheet having a basis weight of between 20 and 1000 g/m2 that disintegrates in water, has 10% to 70% starch on the basis of the total weight of the dry fibrous sheet. The disintegration time in water, measured in accordance with standard NF Q34-020 applied to a specimen of the sheet of 9×8 cm2, is less than 50 seconds. A loss of strength of the sheet measured in accordance with a defined table test corresponds to a loss of strength of a specimen of said sheet forming an angle of at least 85° after having being wetted with water for a duration of 6 seconds, and/or a residual wet strength of the sheet relative to its dry strength, as measured according to a defined ring crush test, is less than 1%. The fibrous sheet may be used for the manufacture of a water disintegrable core in a roll of tissue paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Philippe COLIN, Jean-Claude DOZZI, Pierre PROBST, Véronique WISS, Rémy RUPPEL
  • Publication number: 20140367059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of making paper or paperboard in which a cellulosic thin stock is provided and subjected to one or more shear stages and then drained and a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried, wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, said retention system comprising as components i) a blend of different cationic polymers and ii) a microparticulate material, in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises, a) a cationic polymer having a charge density of at least 3 mEq per gram and a molar mass of greater than 700,000 Da, b) a cationic polymer having a charge density of below 3 mEq per gram and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 3 dl/g, wherein one of the components of the retention system is dosed into the thin stock after the final shearing stage and the other is dosed into the thin stock before the final shearing stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Gray, Antonius Moormann-Schmitz, Hubert Meixner, Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro, Christian Jehn-Rendu, Thomas Muehlenbernd
  • Publication number: 20140367062
    Abstract: A multi-ply bath tissue includes a first ply providing a first surface of the bath tissue. The first ply includes first and second layers. The first layer of the first ply forms the first surface. The first layer of the first ply includes a temporary wet strength resin. The second layer of the first ply is substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin. A second ply provides a second surface of the bath tissue. The second ply includes first and second layers. The first layer of the second ply forms the second surface. The first layer of the second ply includes a temporary wet strength resin. The second layer of the second ply is substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin. The bath tissue has a CD wet tensile strength of between about 55 grams to about 75 grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: John H. Dwiggins, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 8852396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet material (2) comprising at least one first layer defining an outer surface of the sheet material and having at least one first color, at least one second layer comprising at least one watermark (6) and having at least one second color, the first and second colors having at least different saturations and/or hue angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Arjowiggins Security, Arjowiggins
    Inventors: Henri Rosset, Ivan Thierry
  • Patent number: 8771466
    Abstract: The invention proposes an embossed sheet (10) comprising at least one ply (12) of tissue having an embossing pattern comprising at least one series of protuberances (18) formed projecting from one surface of the said ply (12) of tissue, and at least one ply joined to the said at least one ply (12) of tissue and located opposite the said surface of the ply (14) of water-soluble material, characterized in that the ply (14) of water-soluble material is joined to the said at least one ply (12) of tissue at the summits (18a) of at least part of the protuberances (18). The invention also proposes a method for manufacturing such a multi-ply sheet (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Tissue France
    Inventors: Yoann Denis, Hubert Pfister
  • Patent number: 8764940
    Abstract: A rolled web of cellulosic paper. The rolled web having a machine direction and a cross direction, the rolled web comprising at least two visually distinct repeating emboss patterns of machine direction oriented embossments. Each the repeating emboss pattern comprise a first region comprising a first emboss design and a first width; a second region comprising a second emboss design and a second width; and a third region disposed between and contiguous with the first and second regions, the third region comprising a third emboss design and a third width. Each of the repeating emboss patterns have a repeat pattern width, the repeat pattern width being measured in the cross direction of the rolled web, the repeat pattern width being the sum of the first, second, and third widths of the repeating emboss pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stacey Ann Espinosa, Cathy Marie Sanders, Nakomi Lee Feldman, Angela Michelle Roberts, Marion Janet Lopez Fernandez, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Katherine Hope Poli
  • Patent number: 8663425
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for easily and efficiently manufacturing microfibrous cellulose composite sheets. The present invention is a method for manufacturing microfibrous cellulose composite sheets, including a preparation process in which a polymer emulsion is mixed with an aqueous suspension including microfibrous cellulose, thereby preparing a mixed fluid, a papermaking process in which the mixed fluid is dehydrated on a porous base material through filtration, and a sheet including moisture is formed, and a drying process in which the sheet including moisture is heated and dried. In addition, the present invention is a method for manufacturing a microfibrous cellulose composite sheet laminate, in which the microfibrous cellulose sheets are thermally compressed and thus laminated as they are or after being provided with a polymer layer on at least one surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutomo Noishiki, Takashi Kawamukai, Mitsuru Tsunoda, Yoshiyuki Asayama
  • Publication number: 20140041820
    Abstract: A multi-layer through air dried tissue including an interior layer having an ionic surfactant and a non-ionic surfactant, introduced as wet end additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
    Inventor: FIRST QUALITY TISSUE, LLC
  • Publication number: 20120241114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a paper or paperboard product which process comprises the steps of, providing a furnish comprising fibers, adding starch to the furnish, adding microfibrillated cellulose to the furnish, conducting the furnish to a wire in order to form a web, wherein the starch and microfibrillated cellulose is added separately to the furnish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: STORA ENSO OYJ
    Inventors: Lars Axrup, Isto Heiskanen, Mika Riikonen
  • Patent number: 8236135
    Abstract: A multi-ply paper product is disclosed. The multi-ply paper product is provided with a first play and a second ply. The first ply is a lotioned fibrous structure having a wet burst of less than about 100 grams. The second ply is a non-lotioned fibrous structure having a wet burst of greater than about 100 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Scott Prodoehl, LaTisha Evette Salaam, Joseph Jay Bullock, Diane R. Neilson
  • Patent number: 8216424
    Abstract: A paper product with absorbency and moisture strike through resistance is disclosed. More particularly, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein at least one ply is a wetting resistant ply comprising at least one wetting resistant compound and at least one ply is an absorbent ply possessing greater absorbency than the wetting resistant ply. In addition, a two-ply paper napkin with improved moisture strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein the wetting resistant ply comprises alkyl ketene dimer and the two plies are separately microembossed, glue laminated together in a point to point configuration, and macroembossed with coin edging. Furthermore, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein a first ply comprises at least one wetting resistant compound and a second ply possesses greater absorbency than the first ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Dinesh M. Bhat, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 8187419
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Brooke Marie Woods, LaTisha Evette Salaam
  • Patent number: 8092649
    Abstract: A method of decreasing the rate of photoyellowing in paper containing mechanical pulp comprising: applying an aqueous solution containing an effective amount of one or more salts of thiocyanic acid on the surface of a paper sheet in a papermaking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Sergey M. Shevchenko, Prasad Y. Duggirala
  • Patent number: 8070913
    Abstract: A tissue paper product having at least one ply, wherein only one outer surface of said tissue paper product has a polyhydroxy compound selected from the group consisting of glycerols, polyglycerols, polyethylene glycols (PEGS), polyoxyethylenes, polyoxypropylenes, and combinations thereof applied thereto by slot extrusion, said polyhydroxy compound providing said 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 0.1 gf cm2/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: LaTisha Evette Salaam, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Patent number: 8025764
    Abstract: A paper product with absorbency and moisture strike through resistance is disclosed. More particularly, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein at least one ply is a wetting resistant ply comprising at least one wetting resistant compound and at least one ply is an absorbent ply possessing greater absorbency than the wetting resistant ply. In addition, a two-ply paper napkin with improved moisture strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein the wetting resistant ply comprises alkyl ketene dimer and the two plies are separately microembossed, glue laminated together in a point to point configuration, and macroembossed with coin edging. Furthermore, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein a first ply comprises at least one wetting resistant compound and a second ply possesses greater absorbency than the first ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Dinesh M. Bhat, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 7998592
    Abstract: A recording paper used for an electrophotographic system is provided, wherein, in a gas chromatograph generated using a headspace method by holding two pieces of the paper of dimensions about 1 cm×about 1 cm at about 120° C. for about 3 minutes, the quantity of aldehyde compounds generated having a straight-chain alkyl chain of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms is equivalent to a peak surface area ratio of no more than about 65% and a peak surface area of no more than about 40,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chizuru Koga, Tsukasa Matsuda, Toshiyuki Kasahara, Kouzou Ohta
  • Patent number: 7972475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a paper product having at least one ply, wherein only one outer surface of said tissue paper has a polyhydroxy compound and a lotion applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Chan, Brooke Marie Woods, LaTisha Evette Salaam
  • Patent number: 7867361
    Abstract: A tissue paper product having at least one ply, wherein only one outer surface of said tissue paper product has a polyhydroxy compound applied thereto by slot extrusion, said polyhydroxy compound providing said 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 0.1 gf cm2/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: LaTisha Evette Salaam, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Patent number: 7846296
    Abstract: An absorbent paper sheet is treated with an aqueous wax dispersion such that the sheet includes a fused wax and emulsifier residue in an amount of from about 1 to about 20 weight percent of the sheet based on the combined weight of the fiber, wax residue and an emulsifier residue in the sheet. The fused wax emulsion operates to make at least one surface of the sheet laterally hydrophobic, exhibiting a moisture penetration delay of at least about 2 seconds and less than about 40 seconds as well as a typical contact angle with water at one minute of at least about 50 degrees. There is thus provided absorbent products which exhibit both absorbency and resistance to moisture penetration. The treated sheet further exhibits microbial barrier properties, impeding transfer of bacteria, for example, through the sheet. There are produced tissue products which resist moisture penetration from propelled liquids as well as sequester sorbed liquids in the interior of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong V. Luu, Steven L. Edwards, David W. White, Brigitte K. Schauer, Martin A. Hynnek
  • Patent number: 7838111
    Abstract: A cellulose pulp particle having the shape of a general prismatoid having two parallel bases, the pulp particle comprising pulp fibers in a wet laid pulp sheet form, one of the bases having an area that is equal to or greater than the area of the other base, the area of the larger base being equal to or less than 35 mm2 and equal to or greater than 8 mm2, the distance between the bases being equal to or greater than 0.9 mm and equal to or less than 5 mm, the particle being treated with a material. In some embodiments the material can be a hydrophilic, hydrophobic or softening chemical or a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: David E Fish, Hugh West, Linda A Beltz
  • Patent number: 7799169
    Abstract: A paper product with absorbency and moisture strike through resistance is disclosed. More particularly, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein at least one ply is a wetting resistant ply comprising at least one wetting resistant compound and at least one ply is an absorbent ply possessing greater absorbency than the wetting resistant ply. In addition, a two-ply paper napkin with improved moisture strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein the wetting resistant ply comprises alkyl ketene dimer and the two plies are separately microembossed, glue laminated together in a point to point configuration, and macroembossed with coin edging. Furthermore, a multi-ply paper product with improved strike through resistance is disclosed, wherein a first ply comprises at least one wetting resistant compound and a second ply possesses greater absorbency than the first ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Dinesh M. Bhat, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 7648772
    Abstract: A sheet of cellulose based material having enhanced strength, particularly the dry strength, substantially unaffected repulpability is disclosed. The sheet of cellulose based materials generally includes a first cellulose based material connected with a second cellulose base material element. The first cellulose based material is formed by separating a portion of the fiber from a furnish, treating the separated portion with a cationic wet strength resin which is allowed to bond to the fiber. The treated fiber is them mixed with the untreated balance of the fiber at some point before the paper machine. The fiber that is separated may be secondary fiber, virgin fiber or combinations thereof. The second cellulose base material element is substantially free from any treatment. The second cellulose base material element may be include substantially all untreated fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Terry M. Grant, David W. Park
  • Patent number: 7628885
    Abstract: An uncoated paperboard for packages composed of one or more layers with a top layer of bleached kraft pulp having a gloss value of 15-50% measured according to Tappi T480, a minimal gloss variation (a coefficient of variation in the wavelength regions 3-30 mm of less than 5%), and a surface roughness (PPS-10) of 2-5 ?mm measured according to ISO 8791-4, wherein the paperboard has a density in the range of 700 to 850 kg/m3 and is hydrophobic from a sizing agent treatment of each layer, is described. A package comprising the paperboard is suitable for co-sterilization of the package and its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Korsnas AB (PUBL.)
    Inventors: Mats Hübinette, Rein Aksberg, Sven Håkansson
  • Patent number: 7604997
    Abstract: Wipes, methods and kits useful for testing and/or removal of metal from surfaces (such as, dermal surfaces) are disclosed. Exemplar wipes, including the combination of a three-dimensionally textured absorbent support, a cationic surfactant, and a weak acid, are disclosed. In some examples, the cationic surfactant is isostearamidopropyl morpholine lactate (ISML), and the weak acid is citric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Eric J. Esswein, Mark F. Boeniger, Kevin E. Ashley
  • Patent number: 7465373
    Abstract: An unitary stratified composite composed of a first stratum and a second stratum integrally connected by a transition zone is disclosed. The first stratum serves as a liquid acquisition stratum that rapidly acquires and then transfers liquid to the second stratum. The second stratum serves to withdraw liquid from the first stratum and further severs as a temporary storage stratum. Methods for forming the unitary stratified composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization
    Inventors: Peter A. Graef, Colin Elston, Daniel T. Bunker, Fred B. Howard, Jeffrey D. Mathews, Shahrokh A. Naieni, Charles E. Miller
  • Patent number: 7377995
    Abstract: Single-ply throughdried tissue sheets, particularly suitable as bath tissue, are produced with at least three layers. One or both of the outer layers suitably contain predominantly softwood fibers and a chemical bonding agent. One or more of the inner layers suitably contains a chemical debonder. The resulting tissues have a high level of durability and softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Pachih Chen, Michael Alan Hermans, Pau-Lin Pawar, Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Publication number: 20080087395
    Abstract: A multi-ply paper product is disclosed. The multi-ply paper product is provided with a first play and a second ply. The first ply is a lotioned fibrous structure having a wet burst of less than about 100 grams. The second ply is a non-lotioned fibrous structure having a wet burst of greater than about 100 grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Scott Prodoehl, LaTisha Evette Salaam, Joseph Jay Bullock, Diane R. Neilson
  • Patent number: 7291246
    Abstract: The invention relates to liquid board comprising one or more layers of material containing cellulose, one or more of said layers comprising an additive that has the capacity to react with or decompose a disinfectant with which said liquid board is treated, so that a gas is formed that acts as a barrier and thereby prevents the penetration, especially edge penetration, of said disinfectant into the paperboard layer/layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Stora Enso Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Klas Norborg, Mikael Hjerpe, Kajsa von Schalien
  • Patent number: 7229529
    Abstract: Topically-applied binder materials for imparting wet strength to soft, absorbent paper sheets, such as are useful as household paper towels and the like, include an epoxy-reactive polymer, such as a carboxyl-functional polymer, and an epoxy-functional polymer. These binder materials can be cured at ambient temperature over a period of days and do not impart objectionable odor to final product when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Thomas Goulet, Tracy Ho Mathews, Stacey Lynn Pomeroy, Maurizio Tirimacco
  • Patent number: 7211171
    Abstract: A multiply tissue product comprising at least two plies of a tissue interconnected to each other. The multiply tissue further comprises a layer including super absorbent fiber-like particles in at least one interface region in between two adjacent plies of the tissue webs, wherein the basis weight of the layer is between about 0.5% and about 50% of the overall basis weight of the two adjacent plies of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Horst Alfred Reinheimer, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Joachim von Heimburg
  • Patent number: 7189307
    Abstract: Topically-applied binder materials for imparting wet strength to soft, absorbent paper sheets, such as are useful as household paper towels and the like, include an epoxy-reactive polymer, such as a carboxyl-functional polymer, and an epoxy-functional polymer. These binder materials can be cured at ambient temperature over a period of days and do not impart objectionable odor to final product when wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Thomas Goulet, Stacey Lynn Pomeroy, Maurizio Tirimacco
  • Patent number: 7156953
    Abstract: A process for producing wiping products and wiping products made by the process are disclosed. According to the present invention, a paper web is treated on both sides with a bonding material. After the bonding material is applied, the web is then subjected to a dry rush transfer process during which the web is conveyed from a first moving conveyor to a second moving conveyor. The second moving conveyor generally has a speed slower than the first moving conveyor causing a shearing force to be exerted on the web. The shearing force decreases the stiffness of the web. In one embodiment, an uncreped throughdried base web is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Mark Burazin
  • Patent number: 7125470
    Abstract: A unitary stratified composite composed of a first stratum and a second stratum integrally connected by a transition zone is disclosed. The first stratum serves as a liquid acquisition stratum that rapidly acquires and then transfers liquid to the second stratum. The second stratum serves to withdraw liquid from the first stratum and further serves as a temporary storage stratum. Methods for forming the unitary stratified composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisitions and Commercialization
    Inventors: Peter A. Graef, Colin Elston, Daniel T. Bunker, Fred B. Howard, Jeffrey D. Mathews, Shahrokh A. Naieni, Charles E. Miller
  • Patent number: 7118648
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides various apparatus useful in paper manufacturing and recycling. On such apparatus is a paper strap that includes a paper body that is formed of a compound structure. Such a paper strap further includes an adhesive material formed on at least a portion of the paper body. Methods for using the paper strap include methods related to recycling paper products, methods for sealing cartons, and methods for manufacturing paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: SDF Group, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Dever, Paul W. Weber
  • Patent number: 7029756
    Abstract: The present invention is a tissue product having two outer surfaces and at least one layered tissue sheet. The layered tissue sheet has two outer layers. The tissue product comprises at least one layer of the layered tissue sheet comprises polysiloxane pretreated pulp fibers and at least one layer of the layered tissue sheet comprises non-treated pulp fibers. At least one layer of the layered tissue sheet comprises polysiloxane pretreated pulp fibers such that one layer comprising polysiloxane pretreated pulp fibers is adjacent to a layer comprising non-treated pulp fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Moline, Dale Alan Burghardt, Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Patent number: 6998017
    Abstract: An improved method for imprinting a paper web during a wet pressing event is disclosed which results in asymmetrical protrusions corresponding to the deflection conduits of a deflection member. In one embodiment, differential velocity transfer during a pressing event serves to improve the molding and imprinting of a web with a deflection member. Improved deflection members are also disclosed. Improved tissue webs produced are also disclosed having useful sets of physical and geometrical properties, such as a pattern densified network and a repeating pattern of protrusions having asymmetrical structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Mark Alan Burazin, Fung-jou Chen, Michael Alan Hermans, Philip Sim Lin, Kenneth Curtis Larson
  • Patent number: 6979386
    Abstract: A tissue product containing a cellulosic fibrous material and less than about 10 wt. % of a superabsorbent material (e.g., fibers, particles, etc.) is provided. In some instances, the superabsorbent material can absorb between about 100 to about 350 grams of an aqueous solution per gram of superabsorbent material. In some embodiments, the superabsorbent material can be applied at the stock-preparation stage of a papermaking process, and can be provided in a dry or preswollen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Palani Raj R. Wallajapet, Dale A. Burghardt, Sheng-Hsin Hu
  • Patent number: 6964725
    Abstract: The present invention is a tissue product comprising at least one tissue sheet. Each tissue sheet comprises a first side and an opposing second side. At least one tissue sheet comprises selectively treated pulp fiber treated with at least one hydrophobic chemical additive distributed non-uniformly in the z-direction within the tissue sheet. The tissue sheet has a % z-directional hydrophobic chemical additive gradient between the first side of the tissue sheet and the second side of the tissue sheet of about 20% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Gerard Shannon, James Daniel Lorenz, David Andrew Moline, Troy Michael Runge, Thomas Hampshire Schulz
  • Patent number: 6929714
    Abstract: A method for forming a tissue product that is soft and produces relatively low levels of slough is provided. The method includes providing a liquid furnish of cellulosic fibers and forming a multi-layered wet web therefrom. The web is dried (e.g., through-dried) to a solids consistency of 90% or greater. A latex having a glass transition temperature less than about 30° C. is applied to the dried web (e.g., foamed, printed, sprayed, etc.) such that the latex comprises less than about 3% by weight of the dry weight of the web. The latex remains substantially uncured after being applied to the dried web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Hsin Hu, Strong C. Chuang, Amber Marie Fortune, Jason D. Rottier, Daniel John Vander Heiden
  • Patent number: 6899921
    Abstract: A method for reducing back trap mottle of coated paper, comprising adjusting the absorbency of the coated surface combined with adjusting the adhesion between the coated paper surface and the ink. Polar additives are used in the paper coating to increase the polar fraction of the surface energy. The coated paper has a reduced sensitivity to back trap mottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Sappi Maastricht B.V.
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Haenen, Maurice Essers
  • Patent number: 6852198
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for water-resistant and moisture-proof paper comprising 40 to 75 parts by weight of a polyolefin (A), 25 to 60 parts by weight of a tackifier (B) and 0 to 20 parts by weight of a compatibilizing agent (C), the total of (A), (B) and (C) being 100 parts by weight, and further blending 20 to 300 parts by weight of an inorganic filler (D) to 100 parts by weight of the sum of (A), (B) and (C). According to the present invention, the water-resistant and moisture-proof paper is provided at low cost which is disaggregated with ease by a pulper and recycled as paper materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Goyo Paper Working Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukinobu Yamazaki, Michinori Nakamoto, Hiroshi Okamura, Takeshi Yoshida, Hiroshi Kawahara