Subsequent Treatment Of Formed Web Patents (Class 162/204)
  • Patent number: 9718980
    Abstract: A coating composition for forming a paper coat includes nano-fibrillated cellulose, pigment, latex, an auxiliary additive, and water. On a dry weight basis, the nano-fibrillated cellulose is in an amount by weight of 0.02 parts to 10 parts in the total composition, the pigment is in an amount by weight of 75 parts to 95 parts in the total composition, the latex is in an amount by weight of 5 parts to 15 parts in the total composition, and the auxiliary additive is in an amount by weight of 0.35 parts to 10 parts in the total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Goldeast Paper (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yungchang F. Chin, Yan Feng
  • Patent number: 9028652
    Abstract: Absorbent members, especially bulked absorbent members, and methods of making the same are disclosed. The absorbent member may be in the form of a unitary absorbent fibrous layer comprising at least some cellulose fibers. The unitary absorbent fibrous layer is at least partially stratified through its thickness. The absorbent member may also have a plurality of discrete deformations, such as depressions and/or apertures in its surfaces. The method involves subjecting a precursor web to at least one cycle (or pass) through a mechanical deformation process. The mechanical deformation process utilizes a first forming member and a second forming member that form a nip therebetween through which the precursor web is passed. The first and second forming members are moving at different speeds relative to each other when they come together to form the nip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Jill Marlene Orr, Keith Robert Priessman, John Brian Strube, Leroy Joseph Kocher
  • Patent number: 8980052
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber. The dewatered web is applied to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed. The web is fabric creped from the transfer surface utilizing a patterned creping fabric. The fabric creping step occurs under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The creping fabric travels at a fabric speed that is slower than the transfer surface speed. The creping fabric contacts the transfer surface and applies pressure to the web against the transfer surface such that the fibers of the web are redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8858213
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of atomized fluid to a permeable web material is disclosed. The apparatus has a fluid source and a receipt plenum. The fluid source is disposed in proximate fluid contact with the first surface of the web material. The fluid source has a positively pressured permeable roll having atomized fluid and at least one aperture disposed therein. The apertures provide fluid communication between an inner portion of the roll and a surface thereof. The fluid is disposable from the inner portion to the surface through the apertures into contacting engagement with the permeable web material. The receipt plenum has an opening disposed adjacent to the second surface of the web material that provides a source of negative pressure to the second surface of the web material that causes the fluid to traverse through the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: André Mellin, Kevin Benson McNeil, Peter David Meyer
  • Patent number: 8840755
    Abstract: A method for continuously producing crepe paper, comprising the steps of producing a paper web from a material suspension, mechanically dewatering the paper web in a press section, generating a crepe structure in the sheet structure of the paper web, and thermally drying the paper web. The paper web is applied to a glazing cylinder by means of a bulk-preserving pressing system in order to dry and generate a smooth surface on the paper web. The crepe paper is smooth on one side and can be used for a variety of further application areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Papierwerke Lenk AG
    Inventor: Dirk Schuldt
  • Publication number: 20140276518
    Abstract: A thin absorbent composite is provided wherein a nonwoven support sheet is hydro-entangled with a carded fiber web to provide a nonwoven substrate. The nonwoven substrate is coated with an absorbent layer comprising microfibrillated cellulose-coated superabsorbent polymer particles. A cover layer is placed above the absorbent layer to provide the absorbent composite. A process for manufacturing the absorbent composite and an absorbent article containing the absorbent composite are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventors: Gene Varona, Patrick King Yu Tsang, Andrew Wright
  • Patent number: 8821690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paper product formed from fiber-based source material and applicable as printing paper. According to the invention, the surface of the paper product is finished by providing sufficient density on the surface so that the density of at least one surface layer of the paper product is sufficiently high to yield a Gurley-Hill value of more than 7000 s/100 ml as measured from the entire paper product, and the paper product has been dried to a moisture content of less than 3.5%. In addition, the invention relates to a process for manufacturing a paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: UPM-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Oksanen, Janne Varvemaa
  • Patent number: 8790492
    Abstract: The fiber webs described herein may be incorporated into filter media and filter elements. The fiber webs may exhibit a high dust holding capacity. The fiber webs may also exhibit a low thickness. The fiber webs may be sufficiently flexible and/or deformable so that they may be processed to include a series of waves (also known as flutes) that extend along the cross-machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hollingsworth & Vose Company
    Inventors: James M. Witsch, Douglas M. Guimond
  • Patent number: 8778138
    Abstract: An absorbent cellulosic sheet includes a papermaking-fiber reticulum. The papermaking-fiber reticulum includes a plurality of fiber-enriched regions that are oriented in a cross-machine direction (CD) of the sheet. The fiber-enriched regions have (i) a local basis weight and (ii) papermaking fibers that are oriented in the CD of the sheet. The papermaking-fiber reticulum also includes a plurality of linking regions that link corresponding ones of the fiber-enriched regions together in linking directions, the linking regions having (i) basis weights that are lower than those of the corresponding ones of the fiber-enriched regions and (ii) papermaking fibers that are oriented in the linking directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8758566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing paper or board, wherein paper or board pulp is diluted with acidic water and wherein the pH value of the pulp is raised with an alkali simultaneously with increasing the solids content of the pulp by filtration, compression and evaporation on the wire, press and drying sections, and, at the same time, filler is precipitated from the acidic water into the paper or board structure. The invention also relates to moistening of paper or board, with a dry matter content of over 40%, in acidic water, after which the pH value is raised with an alkali, and the paper or board is dried, or it is dried after the moistening without raising the pH value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nordkalk Oy AB
    Inventors: Pentti Virtanen, Sakari Saastamoinen
  • Patent number: 8647471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of sized and/or wet-strength papers, paperboards or cardboards, wherein an aqueous radiation-curable dispersion containing water and at least one polymer, characterized in that the polymer contains cationic groups, is mixed with suspended wood pulp and/or chemical pulp and this mixture is sieved, pressed, thermally dried and then radiation-cured, characterized in that the dispersion is employed in amounts, based on its non-aqueous content in relation to the solid content of the wood pulp and/or chemical pulp, of from 0.001 to 10 wt. %, the papers, paperboards and cardboards produced by this process, and compositions comprising suspended wood pulp and/or chemical pulp and an aqueous radiation-curable dispersion containing at least one polymer, characterized in that the polymer contains cationic groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Stefan Sommer, Erhard Luehmann, Serkan Unal, Micheal J. Dvorchak
  • Patent number: 8568560
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic absorbent sheet. A cellulosic web is prepared from an aqueous papermaking furnish. The web is fabric-creped. The fabric-creping step forms a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights including at least: (i) a plurality of fiber-enriched regions of a relatively high local basis weight, interconnected by way of (ii) a plurality of lower local basis weight linking regions. The drawable reticulum includes a cohesive fiber matrix capable of increasing in void volume upon drawing. The creped web is dried, while substantially preserving the drawable reticulum, to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step increases the bulk of the dried web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8568559
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic absorbent sheet. A cellulosic web is prepared from an aqueous papermaking furnish. The web is fabric-creped. The fabric-creping step forms a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights including at least: (i) a plurality of fiber-enriched regions of a relatively high local basis weight, interconnected by way of (ii) a plurality of lower local basis weight linking regions. The drawable reticulum includes a cohesive fiber matrix capable of increasing in void volume upon drawing. The creped web is dried, while substantially preserving the drawable reticulum, to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step increases the void volume of the dried web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8562786
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web. The nascent web is applied to a translating transfer surface and is fabric-creped from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric. The creping fabric travels at a fabric speed that is slower than the speed of the transfer surface. The nascent web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a creped web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights. The creped web is dried to form a dried web, and the dried web is drawn. The drawing step includes drawing the dried web between a first draw roll and a second draw roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 8545676
    Abstract: An absorbent cellulosic sheet includes a papermaking-fiber reticulum. The paper-making-fiber reticulum includes a plurality of fiber-enriched regions that are oriented in a cross-machine direction (CD) of the sheet, and the fiber-enriched regions have (i) a local basis weight and (ii) papermaking fibers that are oriented in the CD of the sheet. The paper-making-fiber reticulum further includes a plurality of linking regions that link corresponding ones of the fiber-enriched regions together in linking directions. The linking regions have (i) basis weights that are lower than those of the corresponding ones of the fiber-enriched regions and (ii) papermaking fibers that are oriented in the linking directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 8524040
    Abstract: A method of making a belt-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber orientation, applying the nascent web having the apparently random distribution of fiber orientation to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed, belt-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30% to about 60% utilizing a patterned creping belt, the belt-creping step occurring under pressure in a belt creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping belt, the web being creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping belt to form a web with a reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Guy H. Super, Stephen J. McCullough, Ronald R. Reeb, Hung Liang Chou, Kang Chang Yeh, John H. Dwiggins, Frank D. Harper
  • Patent number: 8425721
    Abstract: Treatment liquid is sprayed onto a fibrous web surface by one or more spray boxes (21, 11, 23) having a spray chamber (4) and spray nozzles (1) in the travel direction of the fibrous web before a nip (N1 . . . N7; N8; N9) formed between them by two nip means (11 . . . 18) provided with a movable surface, and air and/or treatment medium mist is removed from the spray chamber and after having added treatment liquid the fibrous web is pressed in this nip. The spray chamber (4) is formed between a first spray box (21, 11, 23; 24; 25) and any successive first nip means (13; 52, 53; 62, 63) and second nip means (13; 52, 53; 62, 63), the fibrous web is guided supported by the surface of the first nip means to the spray chamber and the fibrous web is supported thereon during the spraying of treatment liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Topi Tynkkynen, Tapio Pitkäniemi, Stig Renvall
  • Patent number: 8409404
    Abstract: A multi-ply absorbent towel made from papermaking fiber comprising at least a first ply and a second ply bonded together, the towel having a basis weight of greater than 30 lbs per 3000 ft2 ream (48.8 gsm) and less than 50 lbs per 3000 ft2 ream (81.4 gsm), wherein the plies are selected and adhered together such that the towel typically exhibits (i) a GM TEA, mm-g/mm2 of greater than [0.00125 (GM Tensile, g/3?)?0.75] and (ii) a GM Tensile Modulus, g/in/%, less than [0.0083 (GM Tensile Strength, g/3?)+15.4] {(i) a GM TEA, mm g/mm2, of greater than [0.00952 (GM Tensile, g/cm)?0.75] and (ii) a GM Tensile Modulus, g/cm/%, less than [0.0249 (GM Tensile Strength, g/cm)+6.06}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank D. Harper, Joseph H. Miller, Mark L. Robinson, Thomas J. Phillip, Steven L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 8388802
    Abstract: This invention relates to paper products and/or substrates suitable for being made and/or converted into wallboard tape; which also may be known as joint tape and/or drywall tape, having a pH of at least 7.0 and containing a plurality of cellulose fibers, a wet strength additive, an alkaline sizing agent, and an anionic promoter, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Stephen A. Buzza, Dennis W. Anderson, Yufeng Xu, Bruce Richard McGaffin, Christopher Michael Wilson
  • Patent number: 8328985
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet includes compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber, applying the nascent web having the apparently random fiber distribution to a translating transfer surface that is moving at a transfer surface speed, and fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a patterned creping fabric, the fabric-creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric, the web being creped from the transfer surface and wherein the creping fabric is adapted to contact the transfer surface and applies pressure to the web against the transfer surface such that the fibers of the web are redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Guy H. Super, Stephen J. McCullough, Ronald R. Reeb, Hung Liang Chou, Kang Chang Yeh, John H. Dwiggins, Frank D. Harper
  • Publication number: 20120273148
    Abstract: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile of the fibrous web is skewed toward one of the surfaces of the fibrous web. In such embodiments, the maximum density of the web may be located outside of the central 30% zone of the thickness of the web. In one embodiment, the method involves subjecting a precursor web to at least one cycle (or pass) through a mechanical deformation process. Typically, the method involves subjecting the precursor web to multiples cycles (or passes) through a mechanical deformation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jill Marlene Orr, Luigi Marinelli, John Brian Strube, Keith Robert Priessman, Carmine Cimini, Mario Dipilla
  • Publication number: 20120277710
    Abstract: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile is relatively centered through the thickness of the web and the maximum density of the web is located between about 35% and about 65% of the distance through the thickness of the web. In one embodiment, the method involves subjecting a precursor web to at least one cycle (or pass) through a mechanical deformation process. Typically, the method involves subjecting the precursor web to multiples cycles (or passes) through a mechanical deformation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Luigi Marinelli, Kirk Wallace Lake, Jill Marlene Orr, John Brian Strube, Keith Robert Priessman, Carmine Cimini, Mario Dipilla
  • Patent number: 8252144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flame resistant paper product and a method for manufacturing a flame resistant paper product. In an embodiment the invention is a paper product comprising a paper substrate having a first surface and a second surface and a flame retardant composition, wherein the first surface is smoother than the second surface. In another embodiment, the invention is a method for forming a flame resistant paper product comprising applying a flame retardant composition to a web of fibers having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is smoother than the second surface by at least about 70 SSU according to TAPPI T538.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Wausau Paper Mills, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Steif
  • Patent number: 8241460
    Abstract: Web to be formed into wrapping paper is applied with combustion inhibitor and then dried. Water is applied onto the entire surface of the opposite side to the combustion-inhibitor applied side of the web. The web applied with water is dried while pinched between drying and pressing rollers and stretched in a width direction. In this way, unwrinkled high-quality cigarette wrapping paper having a low ignition propensity can be stably and inexpensively manufactured. As the pressing roller, a heat-resistant rubber roller provided in its surface with a soft portion in a helical way is utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Shinzo Kida, Takafumi Izumiya, Yuzuru Sakuma
  • Patent number: 8226797
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet. A papermaking furnish is compactively dewatered to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber. The dewatered web is applied to a translating transfer surface. The web is fabric-creped from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric, under pressure, in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric. The fabric is traveling a fabric speed that is slower than the speed of the transfer surface. The web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum having a plurality of interconnected regions of different local basis weights. The web is dried and the web is drawn. The step of drawing the web preferentially attenuates the fiber-enriched regions of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Publication number: 20120160441
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paper product formed from fiber-based source material and applicable as printing paper. According to the invention, the surface of the paper product is finished by providing sufficient density on the surface so that the density of at least one surface layer of the paper product is sufficiently high to yield a Gurley-Hill value of more than 7000 s/100 ml as measured from the entire paper product, and the paper product has been dried to a moisture content of less than 3.5%. In addition, the invention relates to a process for manufacturing a paper product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: UPM-Kymmene Corporation
    Inventors: Mikko Oksanen, Janne Varvemaa
  • Publication number: 20120107568
    Abstract: Fibrous structures having a surface including a plurality of line elements and a method for making same is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Douglas Jay Barkey, Angela Marie Leimbach, James Allen Cain
  • Patent number: 8158047
    Abstract: A multi-ply tissue includes a first cellulosic embossed ply having an emboss pattern applied over a portion of its surface and a second cellulosic embossed ply of tissue. The first ply is contact laminated to the second ply so that the primary adhesion between the plies of tissue is the result of contact between cellulosic fibers. The first and second plies contact one another in contact areas, with the contact areas between the first and second plies defining compliant voids. The contact areas between the first ply and the second ply are elongated and/or rounded contact areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Galyn A. Schulz, Gary L. Worry, Kang Chang Yeh, Thomas N. Kershaw
  • Patent number: 7988828
    Abstract: Tissue webs, such as are useful for making bath tissue, can be surface-treated in a pattern with selected papermaking chemicals, such as debonders and strength agents, to selectively improve the directional properties of the resulting tissue product, particularly the cross-machine direction strength properties. The pattern can be applied to the tissue sheet by spraying the selected chemical outwardly through a pattern of open areas in the shell of a rotating hollow roll, where the pattern of open areas corresponds to the desired pattern of chemical deposited on the surface of the tissue web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Patrick Pachih Chen, Claudia H. Javenkoski, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Daniel Robert Sprangers
  • Patent number: 7988823
    Abstract: Textured non-woven webs, papermaking fabrics and tissue sheets made using the textured papermaking fabrics can contain design elements set in highlight areas which make the design elements more visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Cristina Asensio Mullally, Andrew Peter Bakken, Robert Eugene Krautkramer
  • Patent number: 7967941
    Abstract: A laminate comprising aramid paper containing aramid fiber and aramid pulp and polyester film, the aramid paper and polyester film having been subjected to plasma surface treatment before laminating, wherein the aramid paper and polyester film are continuously bonded to each other. The disclosure is concerned with a process for manufacturing the laminate and an apparatus for manufacturing the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi Engineering & Services Co., Ltd., Kawamura Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakanishi, Kenichirou Tada, Miyoshi Yokura, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7967951
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an embossed crepe paper which can clearly be formed into fine embossed shapes, and is excellent in the fluffy feel and therefore excellent in such as absorbency for fats. As a means of achieving this object, the method for manufacturing an embossed crepe paper, according to the present invention, is a method for manufacturing an embossed crepe paper comprising a step of embossing a raw crepe paper, wherein: a raw paper having a basis weight of 6 to 28 g/m2 is used as the raw crepe paper; and the embossing step includes the steps of: (a) supplying the raw crepe paper with water in an amount of 0.1 to 100 weight % based on the basis weight to thereby put the raw crepe paper in a wet condition; (b) embossing the wet-conditioned raw crepe paper; and (c) drying the embossed wet-conditioned raw crepe paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Kawano Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Suzuki, Yukio Hayashi, Noriyasu Ike, Hiromu Matsumoto, Eri Tamura, Yasunori Endo, Jun Morisawa, Maya Sasaki, Kenji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 7927456
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic web includes: forming a nascent web from a papermaking furnish, the nascent web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber; b) transferring the web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; drying the web to a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent including compactively dewatering the web prior to or concurrently with transfer to the transfer surface; fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric with a patterned creping surface, the fabric creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric wherein the fabric is traveling at a second speed slower than the speed of said transfer surface, the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency being selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surfac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 7918039
    Abstract: A web coating process and apparatus employing a coating applicator, dryer or curing station and web-handling equipment for conveying the web past the coating applicator and through the dryer. The web is enclosed from at least the coating applicator to the dryer or curing station in a close-coupled enclosure or series of close-coupled enclosures supplied with one or more streams of conditioned gas flowing at a rate sufficient to reduce materially the particle count or change materially a physical property of interest in a close-coupled enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: William Blake Kolb
  • Patent number: 7867362
    Abstract: Wet wipes are made from a highly-textured basesheet of cellulose papermaking fibers bonded together with a permanent wet strength agent. The resulting wet wipes can have high wet bulk, good wet strength and can be easily dispensed and fully-opened with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Allen, Crystal Espinoza Sherman
  • Patent number: 7850820
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for the production of a three-dimensionally structured tissue paper web with which the tissue paper web is pressed, in order for it to be structured, on a three-dimensionally structured mesh and with which the tissue paper web is conveyed, unheld by a skin, in a drying step over a heated surface. The tissue paper web is conveyed, held only by the structured mesh, in another drying step prior to the drying step over at least one heated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Scherb, Ronaldo Parucker
  • Patent number: 7842163
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The 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. After the additive composition is applied to the web or otherwise incorporated into the tissue web, the tissue web is embossed. During embossing, the additive composition forms well defined embossments in the web that are water resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Nickel, Michael R. Lostocco, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Troy M. Runge
  • Patent number: 7820008
    Abstract: An absorbent cellulosic sheet having variable local basis weight includes a papermaking-fiber reticulum provided with (i) a plurality of cross-machine direction (CD) extending, fiber-enriched pileated regions of relatively high local basis weight interconnected by (ii) a plurality of elongated densified regions of compressed papermaking fibers. The elongated densified regions have relatively low local basis weight and are generally oriented along the machine direction (MD) of the sheet and have an MD/CD aspect ratio of at least 1.5. The products are most preferably prepared by way of a compactive dewatering/wet crepe process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Steven L. Edwards, Guy H. Super, Stephen J. McCullough, Ronald R. Reeb, Hung Liang Chou, Kang Chang Yeh, John H. Dwiggins, Frank D. Harper
  • Patent number: 7794567
    Abstract: Disclosed is an uncoated facestock product having enhanced printability, holdout, and edge wick properties, which are attained through a combination of manufacturing techniques including increased refining of the furnish, sizing, increased hard nip calendering, and the use of extended nip calendering. The resulting uncoated facestock product has the following properties: a density between about 0.7 and 1.0 g/cc and/or an ash content of less than about 15% as measured by the 525° C. standard test method; and a finished surface having a Sheffield smoothness between about 50 and 150 Sheffield units and a Parker Print Surf roughness (PPS-10) less than about 5.0 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Dennis W Anderson, Kristine Butts
  • Patent number: 7789995
    Abstract: A method of making a fabric-creped absorbent cellulosic sheet comprising: a) compactively dewatering a papermaking furnish to form a nascent web having an apparently random distribution of papermaking fiber; b) applying the dewatered web having the apparently random fiber distribution to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; c) fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a patterned creping fabric, the creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric wherein the fabric is traveling at a second speed slower than the speed of said transfer surface, the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency being selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surface and redistributed on the creping fabric to form a web with a drawable reticulum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products, LP
    Inventors: Guy H. Super, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Frank C. Murray
  • Patent number: 7785443
    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: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Michael J. Rekoske, Thomas Joseph Dyer
  • Publication number: 20100078141
    Abstract: Tissue webs, such as are useful for making bath tissue, can be surface-treated in a pattern with selected papermaking chemicals, such as debonders and strength agents, to selectively improve the directional properties of the resulting tissue product, particularly the cross-machine direction strength properties. The pattern can be applied to the tissue sheet by spraying the selected chemical outwardly through a pattern of open areas in the shell of a rotating hollow roll, where the pattern of open areas corresponds to the desired pattern of chemical deposited on the surface of the tissue web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Patrick Pachih Chen, Claudia H. Javenkoski, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Daniel Robert Sprangers
  • Patent number: 7670457
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic web includes: forming a nascent web from a papermaking furnish, the nascent web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber; b) transferring the web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; drying the web to a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent including compactively dewatering the web prior to or concurrently with transfer to the transfer surface; fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric with a patterned creping surface, the fabric creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric wherein the fabric is traveling at a second speed slower than the speed of said transfer surface, the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency being selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surfac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 7662255
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic web includes: forming a nascent web from a papermaking furnish, the nascent web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber; b) transferring the web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; drying the web to a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent including compactively dewatering the web prior to or concurrently with transfer to the transfer surface; fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric with a patterned creping surface, the fabric creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric wherein the fabric is traveling at a second speed slower than the speed of said transfer surface, the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency being selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surfac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 7651589
    Abstract: A method of making a cellulosic web includes: forming a nascent web from a papermaking furnish, the nascent web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber; b) transferring the web having a generally random distribution of papermaking fiber to a translating transfer surface moving at a first speed; drying the web to a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent including compactively dewatering the web prior to or concurrently with transfer to the transfer surface; fabric-creping the web from the transfer surface at a consistency of from about 30 to about 60 percent utilizing a creping fabric with a patterned creping surface, the fabric creping step occurring under pressure in a fabric creping nip defined between the transfer surface and the creping fabric wherein the fabric is traveling at a second speed slower than the speed of said transfer surface, the fabric pattern, nip parameters, velocity delta and web consistency being selected such that the web is creped from the transfer surfac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Frank C. Murray, Greg A. Wendt, Steven L. Edwards, Stephen J. McCullough, Guy H. Super
  • Patent number: 7628887
    Abstract: A security paper or board product carrying micro or nano structures such as diffractive optical elements is formed in which the diffractive structures are integrated into the security paper or board product in the manufacturing process. A security package carrying diffractive structures is manufactured wherein diffractive structures are integrated into the security package at a manufacturing stage of the security package material. A security package contains authentication information in the form of diffractive structures. The diffractive structures are included in the security package in at least in one of the following forms: as embossed in the package material, as part of the size or paste or resin used in the manufacturing process of the security package, or as part of the ink used in printing the security package or the security package material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Avantone Oy
    Inventors: Timo Jääskeläinen, Raimo Korhonen
  • Patent number: 7608166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to paper substrates containing either an internal starch or a size press applied starch and a boron-containing compound and having improved physical and mechanical properties, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Yan C. Huang, Kapil M. Singh, Yaoliang Hong, M. Bruce Lyne
  • Patent number: 7597777
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a deep-nested embossed paper product comprising the steps of delivering one or more plies of paper to an embossing apparatus and embossing the one or more plies of the paper between two opposed embossing cylinders. The one or more plies of paper have a first direction and a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction where both the first and second directions are in the plane of the paper and the one or more plies of paper have a stretch characteristic in the first direction that is higher than the stretch characteristic in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nicholas Jerome Wilke, II
  • Patent number: 7540940
    Abstract: A machine for one of producing and treating, and separately treating a material web including a material web dispensing device, at least one application apparatus, a drying device, a processing device and a material web smoothing device. The material web dispensing device dispenses a material web continuously. The at least one application apparatus is arranged along a material web path after the material web dispensing device. The application apparatus applies a liquid or a pasty application medium to at least one side of the web as it moves along the material web path. The at least one application apparatus including at least one contactless application unit discharging the application medium as a free application medium jet, an application medium curtain, an application medium veil or an application medium droplet spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Voith Paper Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Aust, Christoph Henninger, Stefan Reich, Martin Tietz
  • Patent number: 7497926
    Abstract: Spirally wound paper products are disclosed having desirable roll firmness characteristics and softness properties. The rolled products can be made from a single ply tissue web formed according to various processes. Once formed, the tissue web is subjected to a shear-calendering device that increases the fuzz-on-edge properties of the web and preserves the bulk of the web when wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Clayton C. Troxell, Tammy L. Baum, Sharon S. Chang, James Leo Baggot