US Pat. No. 10,040,660

POWER DEVICE FOR A PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A product dispenser comprising:a housing;
a photoelectric power device disposed on an external surface of the housing, wherein the photoelectric power device is configured to receive light and convert the received light to output a system voltage;
a power storage device configured to store energy provided via an electrical connection with the photoelectric power device, wherein the power storage device is configured to operate at the system voltage such that no voltage adjustment relative to an output of the photoelectric power device is needed; and
a dispensing mechanism comprising an electric motor that operates to cause dispensing of product from the product dispenser, wherein the electric motor is powered by the power storage device and configured to operate at the system voltage such that no voltage adjustment relative to the output of the photoelectric power device is needed;
wherein operating voltage alignment of the photoelectric power device, the power storage device, and the electric motor at the system voltage reduces electric power losses.

US Pat. No. 10,040,606

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

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1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(A) a flexible package body for storing a product therein, the flexible package body (a) being formed from a flexible plastic material, (b) having at least six faces, the six faces forming an exterior of the package body, and (c) having a reclosable opening on one of the faces of the flexible package body to allow removal of the product; and
(B) a handle attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(a) a first strap including (i) a plastic layer on a top surface thereof, (ii) a first end, and (iii) a second end, the first end of the first strap being attached to one of the faces of the package body; and
(b) a second strap including (i) a plastic layer on a top surface thereof, (ii) a first end, and (iii) a second end, the first end of the second strap being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face of the package body to which the first strap is attached, the second end of the second strap having a pressure sensitive adhesive applied to a bottom surface thereof,
wherein the package is configurable to form each of three states, (a) a first state of the three states being a carry state, (b) a second state of the three states being a closed state, and (c) a third state of the three states being an open state,
wherein, when the package is in the carry state, the second end of the second strap overlaps the second end of the first strap and the pressure sensitive adhesive on the bottom surface of the second strap is adhered to the plastic layer on the top surface of the first strap to form a carry handle for carrying the package body,
wherein, when the package is in the closed state, the reclosable opening is closed, the second strap tightly spans the recloseable opening, and the pressure sensitive adhesive is adhered to the flexible plastic of at least one of the six faces of the flexible package body to close the package, and
wherein, when the package is in the open state, the reclosable opening is open, the the pressure sensitive adhesive is not adhered to either of the first strap or the flexible package body, and the handle is configured to allow removal of the product stored within the package.

US Pat. No. 9,920,479

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND PROCESS FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

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1. A process of analyzing wear on a papermaking fabric, the process comprising:
forming a first representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, the first representation showing locations and sizes
of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric, and the first representation showing contact areas of the knuckles in
the machine direction and the cross machine direction of the fabric;

generating a first image based on the first representation;
determining at least one characteristic related to the surface of the fabric using the first image;
wearing the fabric;
forming a second representation of a portion of the surface of the fabric, the second representation showing locations and
sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric, and the second representation showing contact areas of the knuckles
in the machine direction and the cross machine direction of the fabric;

generating a second image of the knuckles of the fabric based on the second representation; and
determining the least one characteristic related to the surface of the fabric using the second image,
wherein the determining steps are performed using an image analysis program stored in a non-transitory computer readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,848,719

DISPOSABLE FLUTED PAPERBOARD PLATES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

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1. A paperboard plate formed from a paperboard blank, comprising:
a bottom portion;
an upwardly and outwardly extending fluted sidewall portion, wherein the sidewall portion comprises a plurality of flutes
arranged substantially around an outer perimeter of the bottom portion to define a fluted perimeter, wherein the flutes are
present at fewer than about 3.5 flutes per inch of the fluted perimeter;

a radial profile having a single transition of about 15° to about 50° disposed between the bottom portion and the sidewall
portion; and

a plate diameter to flute length ratio of greater than about 6, wherein the plate has a basis weight of greater than 75 pounds
per ream.

US Pat. No. 9,879,382

MULTI-PLY BATH TISSUE WITH TEMPORARY WET STRENGTH RESIN AND/OR A PARTICULAR LIGNIN CONTENT

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1. A multi-ply bath tissue comprising:
(A) a percentage by weight of cellulosic microfibers; and
(B) a percentage by weight of wood pulp fibers, the multi-ply bath tissue having:
(a) sufficient temporary wet strength resin to provide an initial Finch Cup cross-machine direction (CD) wet tensile of from
about 2.5 to about 20 g/3 in. per pound of basis weight, the initial Finch Cup CD wet tensile decaying to less than 65% of
the initial value in less than 15 minutes after immersion of the tissue in water; and

(b) a caliper of at least 5 mils per 8 sheets per pound of basis weight, wherein at least one of the plies comprises:
(i) a plurality of fiber-enriched hollow domed regions having a relatively high basis weight;
(ii) a plurality of connecting regions having a relatively lower basis weight forming a network interconnecting the fiber-enriched
hollow domed regions of the sheet; and

(iii) a plurality of transition regions transitioning from the connecting regions into the fiber-enriched hollow domed regions.
US Pat. No. 9,863,095

ABSORBENT SHEET OF CELLULOSIC FIBERS HAVING AN UPPER SIDE AND A LOWER SIDE WITH CONNECTING REGIONS FORMING A NETWORK INTERCONNECTING HOLLOW DOMED REGIONS

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1. An absorbent sheet of cellulosic fibers that has an upper side and a lower side, the absorbent sheet comprising:
a plurality of hollow domed regions projecting from the upper side of the absorbent sheet, with each of the hollow domed regions
being shaped such that a distance from at least one first point on an edge of a hollow domed region to a second point on an
edge at an opposite side of the hollow domed region is at least about 0.5 mm; and

connecting regions forming a network interconnecting the hollow domed regions of the absorbent sheet,
wherein a singly-ply of the absorbent sheet has a caliper of at least about 140 mils/8 sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,016,099

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSERS AND RELATED METHODS FOR PROTECTING A ROLL OF SHEET PRODUCT AND REDUCING WASTE

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1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a roll of sheet product, the dispenser comprising:a housing defining an interior space configured to receive the roll of sheet product therein, the housing comprising:
a base configured to attach to a wall or other support surface for mounting the dispenser thereto;
a cover connected to the base and configured to move relative to the base from an open position to a closed position;
a dispensing gap in communication with the interior space and configured to allow a tail portion of the roll of sheet product to extend therethrough and out of the interior space;
a drainage gap in communication with the interior space and configured to allow a liquid to drain therethrough and out of the interior space, wherein the drainage gap is spaced apart from the dispensing gap and positioned below the dispensing gap; and
a first angled plate and a second angled plate positioned about a bottom of the housing, wherein the first angled plate and the second angled plate are spaced apart to define the drainage gap therebetween; and
a roll support positioned within the interior space and configured to rotatably support the roll of sheet product.

US Pat. No. 9,926,654

NONWOVEN FABRICS COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALIZED BAST FIBERS

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1. A nonwoven fabric comprising a majority of full length natural individualized fibers which are substantially straight, plant-based, smooth and elongated, and substantially pectin-free and have a mean length greater than 6 millimeters (mm).

US Pat. No. 9,924,816

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HOLDING CUTLERY TOGETHER

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1. A module of cutlery, the module comprising:more than two utensils comprising a formable material, each of the utensils comprising a handle with a top face, a bottom face, and pair of sides,
wherein the more than two utensils are separably coupled to one another via a unitary coupler in the form of a common portion of the formable material formed along a length of the utensils by softening or melting and by allowing the softened or melted portion to cool so as to stack the top face of a utensil below the bottom face of an adjacent utensil in a substantially parallel configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,839,333

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A method of operating an electronic sheet product dispenser, comprising:
receiving a signal, at a processor of the dispenser, that a motor of the dispenser is powered up such that the motor is operable
to dispense sheet product in response to a user request for sheet product;

upon receiving the signal, determining whether sheet product is available for dispensing;
upon determining that sheet product is not available for dispensing, activating a transfer bar; and
activating a roller assembly to position sheet product for dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,010,195

DISPENSER FOR DISPOSABLE CUTLERY AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

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1. A dispenser for disposable cutlery, comprising:a housing having a vertically oriented opening;
at least one banded stack of disposable cutlery disposed in the housing, the banded stack comprising
a plurality of disposable cutlery pieces disposed adjacent one another to provide a stack of the cutlery pieces; and
at least one band disposed about the stack between a first end and second end of the cutlery, wherein the band comprises an adhesive section that is only partially disposed on the band, wherein the adhesive section of the band makes contact and adheres to one longitudinal side of the stack and not the other longitudinal side, the band contacts a mid-section of the stack of cutlery pieces such that the band makes no contact with either end of the cutlery pieces, and the band holds the plurality of disposable cutlery pieces together until removed,
wherein the vertically oriented opening in the housing allows user access to the band for the removal of the band from the housing, wherein the band is removed from the housing through the vertically oriented opening.

US Pat. No. 9,953,405

PROCESS OF DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

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1. A process of determining features of a fabric, the process comprising:forming a representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, the representation showing at least one of (i) locations and (ii) sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric;
generating an image of the portion of the surface of the fabric based on the representation;
displaying at least a portion of the image on a screen associated with a computer having a processor;
drawing an outline around at least one of the knuckles in the displayed image;
drawing guidelines in the displayed image such that the guidelines at least one of (i) pass through the center of the at least one outlined knuckle, (ii) pass through the other knuckles, and (iii) form shapes that surround areas of the image that correspond to where the pockets are formed between the knuckles, wherein the outline and the guidelines are drawn using an image analysis program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium;
a step of determining at least one of (i) a length of the outlined knuckle, (ii) a width of the outlined knuckle, (iii) orientation angles of the guidelines, and (iv) locations of the knuckles along the guidelines, wherein the determining step is performed by the image analysis program; and
a calculating step of calculating at least one of (i) a percentage of the surface of the fabric that corresponds to the knuckles and (ii) a density of the pockets, based on a determination made in the determining step.

US Pat. No. 9,943,195

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING A DISPENSING STATE OF A DISPENSING SYSTEM

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1. An improved method for monitoring a dispensing state of a dispensing system, the dispensing system having at least an activation sensor, a controller, a dispenser motor, a battery, and a battery sensor, the improved method comprising the steps of:generating a signal by the activation sensor of the dispensing system, the signal indicative of a desired dispense cycle operation of the dispensing system;
energizing the dispenser motor in response to the generated signal;
monitoring, by the battery sensor, a status of the battery during at least a startup phase of the dispenser motor;
determining, by the controller, if the system can complete the desired dispense cycle operation based upon the monitored status of the battery indicative of the dispensing state of the dispensing system, wherein the dispensing state comprises a power state;
aborting, by the controller, the desired dispense cycle operation and transitioning the power state to a battery shutdown state of the dispensing system if a level of the monitored status differs from a first motor startup boundary; and
completing the desired dispense cycle operation by the dispenser motor and transitioning the power state to a battery low power state of the dispensing system if the level of the monitored status differs from a second motor startup boundary.

US Pat. No. 9,918,596

PARTITIONABLE PAPER PRODUCT

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1. A partitionable paper product of at least one paper web, comprising:
a basis weight of at least about 20 g/sq. meter;
least one perforation line in the CD direction having a perforation strength and wherein the perforation strength is between
about 450 grams/3 inches and about 950 grams/3 inches;

at least one perforation line in the MD direction having a perforation strength and wherein the perforation strength of the
perpendicular perforation line is between about 300 grams/3 inches and about 1700 grams/3 inches;

wherein the perforation strength in the MD direction is greater than the perforation strength in the CD direction; and
wherein the ratio of the tensile strength of the MD perforation line to the CD tensile strength of the paper is from about
30% to about 70%.

US Pat. No. 10,130,221

OPTIMIZING A DISPENSING PARAMETER OF A PRODUCT DISPENSER BASED ON PRODUCT USAGE DATA

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1. A method for bounding a dispensing parameter of one or more product dispensers, wherein at least one product dispenser of the one or more product dispensers comprises a controller housed therein, wherein the controller is configured to perform the method comprising:receiving usage data from a dispensing period of the one or more product dispensers, wherein the dispensing period comprises a plurality of dispenses of product by at least one dispensing mechanism of the one or more product dispensers performed in accordance with a value of the dispensing parameter;
determining, based on the usage data from the dispensing period, a usage rate of the product, wherein the usage rate is based on an amount of product dispensed during the dispensing period and a number of users of the one or more product dispensers during the dispensing period;
determining, based on at least the usage rate and the value of the dispensing parameter from the dispensing period, an improved value for the dispensing parameter such that at least one of the one or more product dispensers has an improved usage rate when the dispensing parameter is set to the optimized value;
comparing the determined improved value of the dispensing parameter with a bounded value threshold to determine if the improved value satisfies the bounded value threshold; and
causing the one or more product dispensers to adjust the dispensing parameter to the improved value in an instance in which the improved value satisfies the bounded value threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,034,583

DISPENSER WITH STROKE ADJUSTMENT CAPABILITIES

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15. A stroke adjuster comprising:a body defining a first surface and a second surface, the first surface defining a first plane and the second surface defining a second plane, said first plane being parallel or near parallel to said second plane,
wherein the stroke adjuster is configured to be oriented within a dispenser in one of either a first orientation or a second orientation,
wherein, when the stroke adjuster is oriented within the dispenser in the first orientation, the first surface is positioned upward and, when the dispenser is activated, a lower pump engagement surface of a pump positioned within the dispenser is engaged by the first surface of the stroke adjuster, and
wherein, when the stroke adjuster is oriented within the dispenser in the second orientation, the second surface is positioned upward and, when the dispenser is activated, the lower pump engagement surface is not engaged by the stroke adjuster.

US Pat. No. 9,999,326

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a first roll holder configured to support a first product roll;
a second roll holder configured to support a second product roll;
a housing including a base portion and a cover, wherein the cover is movable relative to the base portion to define an open position and a closed position, wherein the base portion defines a top and a bottom, wherein the housing is sized such that a full size first product roll and a full size second product roll fit within the housing when the cover is in the closed position;
a partition movable relative to the base portion between a stowed position and an unstowed position, wherein the second roll holder is attached to the partition, wherein the partition is positioned proximate the base portion when in the stowed position;
a first dispensing mechanism, wherein the first dispensing mechanism comprises a first nip roller and a first drive roller, wherein the first dispensing mechanism is configured to receive sheet product of the first product roll between the first nip roller and the first drive roller;
a second dispensing mechanism, wherein the second dispensing mechanism comprises a second nip roller and a second drive roller, wherein the second dispensing mechanism is configured to receive sheet product of the second product roll between the second nip roller and the second drive roller;
at least one motor configured to perform at least one of the following: rotate the first drive roller to cause a portion of the sheet product of the first product roll to dispense from the sheet product dispenser, rotate the second drive roller to cause a portion of the sheet product of the second product roll to dispense from the sheet product dispenser, or selectively rotate the first drive roller or the second drive roller to cause the portion of the sheet product of the first product roll or the portion of the sheet product of the second product roll to dispense from the sheet product dispenser;
an actuation sensor configured to sense presence of a user; and
a controller configured to, in response to the actuation sensor sensing the presence of the user, operate the at least one motor to cause the portion of the sheet product of the first product roll or the portion of the sheet product of the second product roll to dispense;
wherein, when the first product roll is supported by the first roll holder and sheet product of the first product roll is received in the first dispensing mechanism, a first web path is formed from the first product roll to the first dispensing mechanism,
wherein, when the second product roll is supported by the second roll holder and sheet product of the second product roll is received in the second dispensing mechanism, a second web path is formed from the second product roll to the second dispensing mechanism,
wherein the partition is configured to separate the first web path from the second web path when the partition is in the stowed position,
wherein, when the partition is in the stowed position, the user is able to load the second product roll into the second roll holder and the sheet product of the second product roll into the second dispensing mechanism, and wherein, when the partition is in the unstowed position, the user is able to load the first product roll into the first roll holder and the sheet product of the first product roll into the first dispensing mechanism.
US Pat. No. 9,920,480

PROCESS OF USING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A FIRST PAPERMAKING FABRIC TO FORM A SECOND PAPERMAKING FABRIC

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1. A process of forming a papermaking fabric, the process comprising:
(A) determining a value of at least one characteristic of a first papermaking fabric, the at least one characteristic being
related to one of (i) knuckles in the first papermaking fabric, (ii) pockets in the first papermaking fabric, and (iii) both
knuckles and pockets in the first papermaking fabric, the determination of the value of the at least one characteristic including:

(a) forming a representation of a portion of a surface of the first papermaking fabric, with the representation showing an
arrangement of knuckles and pockets in the first papermaking fabric;

(b) identifying particular knuckles in the representation and a particular pocket surrounded by the particular knuckles; and
(c) ascertaining the value of the at least one characteristics based on the particular knuckles and the particular pocket;
(B) determining a value of the at least one characteristic for the design of a second papermaking fabric using the value of
the at least one characteristic of the first papermaking fabric, with the value of the at least one characteristic for the
second papermaking fabric being different than the value of the at least one characteristic of the first papermaking fabric;
and

(C) forming the second papermaking fabric such that the second papermaking fabric has the value determined for the at least
one characteristic of the second papermaking fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,879,378

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND PROCESS FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

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1. A process of obtaining a fabric, the process comprising:
obtaining an image of a paper product having a three-dimensional structure;
determining a pattern that corresponds to the three-dimensional structure of the paper product, the pattern being determined
by using an image analysis program that is stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to analyze the image
of the paper product; and

obtaining a fabric with a surface that approximates the pattern, the fabric being obtained by selecting a fabric that has
a pattern that is known to approximately correspond to the determined pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,873,981

DOCTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PAPERMAKING MACHINES AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A papermaking machine for manufacturing a paper product, the papermaking machine comprising:
a Yankee dryer configured to rotate about an axis thereof;
a doctor positioned about the Yankee dryer, the doctor comprising a doctor blade supported by a doctor blade holder; and
a doctor blade loading control system in communication with the doctor, the doctor blade loading control system comprising:
a first doctor loading cylinder coupled to a tend side of the doctor and configured to selectively apply a loading force to
the doctor;

a second doctor loading cylinder coupled to a drive side of the doctor and configured to selectively apply a loading force
to the doctor;

a first air line in communication with a load side of the first doctor loading cylinder and configured to deliver air thereto;
a second air line in communication with a load side of the second doctor loading cylinder and configured to deliver air thereto;
a first electronic pressure controller disposed along the first air line and configured to control a loading pressure of the
first doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a first loading pressure setpoint, wherein the first electronic pressure
controller is configured to control a first pressure of the air delivered to the load side of the first doctor loading cylinder;
and

a second electronic pressure controller disposed along the second air line and configured to control a loading pressure of
the second doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a second loading pressure setpoint, wherein the second electronic
pressure controller is configured to control a second pressure of the air delivered to the load side of the second doctor
loading cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,988,766

PROCESS OF DETERMINING FEATURES OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC BASED ON SIZES AND LOCATIONS OF KNUCKLES AND POCKETS IN THE FABRIC

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A process of determining features of a fabric, the process comprising:forming a representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, the representation showing locations and sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric, and the representation being one of (i) a print and (ii) a photograph of the surface of the fabric;
generating an image of the portion of the surface of the fabric based on the representation that is formed;
displaying at least a portion of the image on a screen associated with a computer having a processor;
determining the sizes and locations of the knuckles in the display of the at least a portion of the image;
determining the sizes and locations of the pockets in the display of the at least a portion of the image;
drawing a unit cell for the portion of the surface of the fabric in the displayed image, wherein the unit cell is defined by guidelines that (i) pass through the centers of the knuckles and (ii) form shapes that surround areas of the image that correspond to where the pockets are formed between the knuckles; and
calculating a planar volumetric index of the fabric based on properties of the unit cell defined by the guidelines,
wherein the guidelines are drawn using an image analysis program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,963,831

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

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1. A method of making an absorbent cellulosic sheet, the method comprising:forming an aqueous cellulosic web on a structuring fabric in a papermaking machine, the structuring fabric including knuckles formed on warp yarns of the structuring fabric, with the knuckles having a length in the machine direction (MD) of the absorbent sheet and a width in the cross machine direction (CD) of the absorbent sheet, wherein the ratio (KR) of the MD length of the knuckles to the CD width of the knuckles is at least about 7, and wherein a planar volumetric density index (PVDI) of the structuring fabric multiplied by the KR (PVDI-KR) is at least about 43;
dewatering the cellulosic web on the structuring fabric; and
drying the cellulosic web to form the absorbent cellulosic sheet.
US Pat. No. 9,957,667

ABSORBENT SHEETS HAVING HIGH ABSORBENCY AND HIGH CALIPER, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT, ABSORBENT SHEETS

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1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet made by a method that comprises:forming an aqueous cellulosic web on a structuring fabric in a papermaking machine;
non-compactively dewatering the cellulosic web on the structuring fabric; and
drying the cellulosic web to form the absorbent cellulosic sheet,
wherein a portion of the structuring fabric on which the cellulosic web is formed has an adjusted planar volumetric index of at least about 27, and
wherein the absorbent cellulosic sheet (i) is two-ply, (ii) has a caliper of at least about 260 mils/8 sheets, and (iii) has a saturation (SAT) capacity of at least about 650 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 9,915,034

HIGH BULK TISSUE PRODUCT

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1. A multi-ply paper product comprising:
at least two tissue plies produced by conventional wet pressing,
wherein the back-most ply is embossed with an emboss pattern that comprises non-linear emboss elements having an aspect ratio
of from about 1 to about 2, and a size of from about 0.015 to about 0.070 inches and a density of from about 30 elements/in2 to about 380 elements/in2;

wherein the top-most ply is embossed with a decorative pattern that comprises decorative elements made up of non-linear discrete
emboss elements having an aspect ratio of from about 1 to about 2, and wherein the decorative pattern exhibits a bond area
across the cross-machine direction (CD) of a repeat cell and a bond area across the machine direction (MD) of the same repeat
cell each ranging from about 5% to about 20%;

wherein the pattern on the back-most ply is different from the decorative pattern on the top most ply; and
wherein the product has a caliper of between about 125 and 200 mils/8 sheets and a Sat Capacity of from about 1500 to about
1900 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,123,666

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING WASTE USING A SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a cover and rear portion;
a first roll holder within the housing, wherein the first roll holder is configured to receive a first full-sized roll of sheet product having a first length;
a second roll holder within the housing, wherein the second roll holder is configured to receive a second full-sized roll of sheet product having a second length, wherein the first length and the second length are a same length, wherein the first roll holder is positioned above the second roll holder within the housing;
wherein the housing is sized such that the first roll holder and the second roll holder are configured to receive and hold the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product simultaneously;
at least one mechanism configured to dispense sheet product from at least one of the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product, wherein the at least one mechanism comprises at least one drive roller and at least one pinch roller; and
a single motor configured to drive the at least one drive roller of the at least one mechanism to dispense sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product, wherein the single motor is configured to cause the at least one drive roller to rotate to cause a full dispensed portion of the sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product to be presented for retrieval by a user without the user needing to pull on the full dispensed portion to further rotate the drive roller,
wherein the single motor is configured to cause sheet product to be dispensed sequentially from the first roll of sheet product until the first roll of sheet product is depleted and then from the second roll of sheet product,
wherein the cover is configured to be opened to enable a user to replace the depleted first roll of sheet product with a third full-sized roll of sheet product having a third length while the second full-sized roll of sheet product is received by the second roll holder, wherein the third length is the same as the first length,
wherein the single motor is configured to operate, in an instance in which the third full-sized roll of sheet product replaced the depleted first roll of sheet product, to cause sheet product to continue to be dispensed from the second roll of sheet product while the second roll of sheet product is received within the second roll holder and the third roll of sheet product is received within the first roll holder.

US Pat. No. 9,963,314

AUTOMATIC PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH DATA COLLECTION AND METHOD

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1. A sheet product dispenser, comprising:a loading station for loading a roll of sheet material;
a sheet feeding mechanism configured to feed sheet material from the roll;
a separation mechanism for separating one or more discrete sheet products from the roll of sheet material;
a presentation station for presenting the one or more discrete sheet products to an end user;
a sheet product conveying mechanism configured to convey the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station;
a sensor downstream of the sheet feeding mechanism and upstream of the sheet product conveying mechanism, the sensor being configured to detect a presence of the sheet material; and
a controller configured to facilitate dispensing of the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station in response to a signal, the controller also being configured to receive and store data comprising data associated with the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,833,088

PRESSED PAPERBOARD SERVINGWARE WITH IMPROVED RIGIDITY AND RIM STIFFNESS

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1. A disposable servingware container press-formed from a generally planar paperboard blank, comprising:
a bottom portion;
a sidewall portion extending upwardly and outwardly from the bottom portion;
a brim portion extending outwardly from the sidewall portion;
an evert portion extending outwardly from the brim portion;
a first annular transition portion located between the bottom portion and a first end of the sidewall portion, the first annular
transition portion having a radius of curvature R1;

a second annular transition portion located between a second end of the sidewall portion and a first end of the brim portion,
the second annular transition portion having a radius of curvature R2;

the brim portion having a first generally straight section, a second generally straight section, and a third annular transition
portion between the first and second generally straight sections, wherein the third annular transition portion has a radius
of curvature R3, wherein the first generally straight section extends downwardly and outwardly from a first end of the second annular transition
portion at an angle of 6 degrees to 12 degrees with respect to a horizontal that is substantially parallel to the bottom portion,
and wherein the second generally straight section extends downwardly and outwardly at an angle of about 45 degrees to about
75 degrees with respect to a horizontal that is substantially parallel to the bottom portion;

a fourth annular transition portion located between the second generally straight section of the brim portion and the evert
portion, the fourth annular transition portion having a radius of curvature R4; and

a characteristic diameter D, wherein a length of the second generally straight section of the brim portion is 0.003 D to 0.005
D.

US Pat. No. 9,822,285

GLUE-BONDED MULTI-PLY ABSORBENT SHEET

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1. A multi-ply absorbent sheet comprising:
(a) a first absorbent ply of cellulosic sheet;
(b) a second absorbent ply of cellulosic sheet; and
(c) a ply bonding adhesive interposed between said first absorbent ply and said second absorbent ply, said ply-bonding adhesive
adhering said absorbent plies together,
wherein said ply-bonding adhesive comprises polyvinyl alcohol and nanofibrillated cellulose.
US Pat. No. 10,072,382

SOFT MULTI-PLY BATH TISSUES HAVING LOW WET ABRASION AND GOOD DURABILITY

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A multi-ply bath tissue comprising:a first ply providing a first surface of the bath tissue, the first ply including first and second layers, the first layer of the first ply forming the first surface, the first layer of the first ply including a temporary wet strength resin and the second layer of the first ply being substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin; and
a second ply providing a second surface of the bath tissue, the second ply including first and second layers, the first layer of the second ply forming the second surface, the first layer of the second ply including a temporary wet strength resin and the second layer of the second ply being substantially free from a temporary wet strength resin,
wherein the bath tissue is free from regenerated cellulosic microfibers.
US Pat. No. 10,005,932

GLUE-BONDED MULTI-PLY ABSORBENT SHEET AND POLYVINYL ALCOHOL PLY BONDING ADHESIVE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of making absorbent sheet comprising:(a) feeding a first absorbent cellulosic basesheet to an embossing nip;
(b) embossing a pattern of raised embossments in said first basesheet;
(c) applying an aqueous adhesive containing polyvinyl alcohol and nanofibrillated cellulose to the raised embossments of said first sheet; and
(d) plying a second absorbent cellulosic basesheet with said first sheet by pressing said second cellulosic sheet to the adhesive disposed on the raised embossments of said first cellulosic sheet,
wherein the aqueous adhesive containing polyvinyl alcohol and nanofibrillated cellulose comprises (a) water; (b) polyvinyl alcohol in an amount of from 1.5% to 10% by weight based on the weight of the adhesive composition; and (c) from 1% to 50% by weight of nanofibrillated cellulose based on the weight of polyvinyl alcohol in the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,918,595

PARTITIONABLE PAPER TOWEL

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A rolled paper towel product of at least one paper web, the rolled towel product comprising:
a basis weight of at least about 35 g/sq. meter;
a SAT absorbent capacity of at least about 300 grams/sq. meter;
at least one mechanical perforation line in the CD direction having a perforation strength and wherein the perforation strength
is between about 450 grams/3 inches and about 950 grams/3 inches;

at least one mechanical perpendicular perforation line in the MD direction having a perforation strength and wherein the perforation
strength of the perpendicular perforation line is between about 770 grams/3 inches and about 1700 grams/3 inches;

wherein the perforation strength in the MD direction is greater than the perforation strength in the CD direction; and
wherein the ratio between the perforation tensile strength of the mechanical perpendicular perforation line and the CD tensile
strength of the paper web is at least about 32%.

US Pat. No. 9,886,810

UNIVERSAL DISPENSER INTERFACE

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1. A product dispenser assembly for dispensing a product, the dispenser comprising:
a dispenser controller having a first communication interface disposed within the dispenser; and
a communication controller comprising a second communication interface and a memory, the second communication interface operatively
connected to the first communication interface and disposed within the dispenser, the communication controller configured
to be in communication with one or more devices, wherein the communication controller is configured to:

receive a command from one of the one or more devices, wherein the command is configured for execution by the dispenser controller;
and

provide the command to the dispenser controller, and
wherein execution of the command by the dispenser controller causes (a) product to be dispensed, (b) dispenser data to be
stored, (c) dispenser data to be communicated, (d) a change in how a product is dispensed, or (e) an update to be made to
the firmware of the dispenser controller, in accordance with the command.

US Pat. No. 9,845,574

METHOD OF MARKING A PAPER WEB FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT THE PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of marking a paper web, the method comprising:
(A) applying a plurality of first marks to a paper web in a sequence, each of the first marks:
(a) being applied over a first mark length in a machine direction of the paper web;
(b) having (i) a start position and (ii) a plurality of positions of equal length including a first position, a second position,
a penultimate position, a plurality of intermediate positions between the second and penultimate positions, and a last position;
and

(c) being applied by:
(i) affixing an indicator in the first position and the second position to indicate the beginning of the mark;
(ii) selectively affixing at least one indicator in the plurality of intermediate positions, the indicators affixed in the
intermediate positions being coded to convey an identifier for the paper web; and

(iii) affixing an indicator in the penultimate position and the last position to indicate the end of the mark,
wherein the distance between the start position of each of the first marks is a first predetermined distance from the start
position of a next one of the plurality of first marks in the sequence; and

(B) applying a plurality of second marks to the paper web in a sequence, each of the second marks:
(a) being applied over a second mark length in the machine direction of the paper web;
(b) being adjacent to one of the plurality of second marks in the machine direction of the paper web;
(c) having (i) a start position and (ii) a plurality of positions of equal length including a first position, a second position,
a penultimate position, a plurality of intermediate positions between the second and penultimate positions, and a last position;
and

(d) being applied by:
(i) affixing an indicator in the first position and the second position to indicate the beginning of the mark;
(ii) selectively affixing at least one indicator in the plurality of intermediate positions, the indicators affixed in the
intermediate positions being coded to indicate a position on the paper web; and

(iii) affixing an indicator in the penultimate position and the last position to indicate the end of the mark,
wherein the distance between the start position of each of the second marks is a second predetermined distance from the start
position of a next one of the plurality of second marks in the sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,071,871

AIR KNIFE CONFIGURED TO IMPROVE ROLLING OF PAPER PRODUCT

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1. A method of rolling a paper product onto a roll, comprising:rotating the roll in a manner that draws the paper product toward the roll and rolls the paper product onto the roll; and
altering the location of a pick-up point between the roll and the paper product by influencing the air pressure experienced by the paper product by applying gas in a direction away from the paper product and the roll,
wherein the pick-up point is the location where a point on the paper product first contacts the roll.

US Pat. No. 9,963,827

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A converting line, having a plurality of operational parameters, for producing a paper product, the converting line comprising:(a) a paper web being unwound from a parent roll, the paper web including (i) a plurality of sections in a sequence, and (ii) a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark being associated with an action score, at least one action score having an action value, the action value being a value of the action score that indicates an actionable risk of converting line failure;
(b) a mark reading unit that (i) reads at least one of the plurality of marks on the paper web, and (ii) produces a corresponding output from the at least one mark that has been read;
(c) a controller that receives the output from the mark reading unit, and is configured:
(i) to obtain the action score associated with a second one of the plurality of marks, the second one of the plurality of marks being the next mark with an action value after the at least one mark read by the reading unit;
(ii) to calculate a distance between the at least one mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the plurality of marks; and
(iii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score of the second one of the plurality of marks when the calculated distance is less than a threshold; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 9,963,828

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND PROCESS FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for forming a print of a surface of a structuring fabric, the system comprising:a first plate having a planar surface;
a second plate having a planar surface;
a pressure measurement film; and
a structuring fabric that can be used to form three-dimensional shapes in a web as part of a papermaking process, the structuring fabric including a plurality of knuckles on at least one of its surfaces,
wherein a print of the knuckles of the structuring fabric is formed on the pressure measurement film by pressing the structuring fabric against the pressure measurement film between the planar surface of the first plate and the planar surface of the second plate.
US Pat. No. 9,915,032

SOFT, ABSORBENT SHEETS HAVING HIGH ABSORBENCY AND HIGH CALIPER, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT, ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet made by a method that comprises:
forming an aqueous cellulosic web on a portion of a structuring fabric in a papermaking machine; and
drying the cellulosic web to form the absorbent cellulosic sheet,
wherein the portion of the structuring fabric on which the cellulosic web is formed has a planar volumetric index of at least
about 26, and

wherein the absorbent cellulosic sheet (i) is two-ply, (ii) has a caliper of at least about 260 mils/8 sheets, and (iii) has
a dry machine direction (MD) to cross machine direction (CD) tensile ratio of about 1.0 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,850,035

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

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1. A package comprising:
(A) a rigid package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on a face of the rigid package body; and
(B) a handle, for carrying the package, being positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(a) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to one face of the package body;
(b) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to another face of the package body,
the other face of the package body being opposite to the face that is attached to the first strap; and

(c) a connecting strap, the connecting strap (i) being detachably engaged to the second end of the first strap, (ii) being
detachably engaged to the second end of the second strap, and (iii) comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive to detachably
engage the second end of the first strap.

US Pat. No. 9,830,764

UNIVERSAL DISPENSER INTERFACE

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1. A method of configuring a communication interface, the method comprising:
providing a dispenser controller having a communication interface and being configured to control a dispenser for dispensing
products, the dispenser controller being a main board of the dispenser;

operatively connecting a communication controller to the communication interface of the dispenser controller via a plurality
of conductive pins such that the dispenser comprises the communication controller and the dispenser controller, the communication
controller configured to communicate with one or more remote computing devices, the communication controller being a daughter
card, and the communication controller being programmed to configure the functionality of at least one of the plurality of
conductive pins; and

transmitting, via the communication interface and from the communication controller and to the dispenser controller, configuration
information, the configuration information comprising at least one priority indicator corresponding to at least one dispenser
event type and an instruction indicating a parameter of dispenser information to be communicated in association with the occurrence
of the at least one dispenser event type, wherein (a) the dispenser controller then provides event information comprising
the parameter for a dispenser event of the at least one dispenser event type in accordance with the priority indicator and
(b) a dispenser event of the at least one dispenser event type is an event occurring at the dispenser that is triggered by
a sensor of the dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,119,225

SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for producing a paper product, the system comprising:(A) a paper machine for forming a paper web, the paper web including a plurality of sections in a sequence, the paper machine including:
(a) a web analysis unit to perform at least one of inspecting the paper web and identifying properties in the paper web;
(b) a marking unit to mark the paper web with a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections; and
(c) a winder to wind the paper web into a parent roll, the winder being positioned after the web analysis unit and the marking unit;
(B) an analysis tool configured to assign an action score to each section of the paper web based upon the identified properties in that section of the paper web, at least one action score having an action value, the action value being a value of the action score that indicates an actionable risk of converting line failure; and
(C) a converting line for converting the paper web into a paper product, the converting line having a plurality of operating parameters and including:
(a) an unwind stand to unwind the paper web from the parent roll;
(b) a mark reading unit that (i) reads at least one of the plurality of marks on the paper web and (ii) produces a corresponding output from the mark that has been read;
(c) a controller that receives the output from the mark reading unit and is configured:
(i) to obtain the action score associated with a second one of the plurality of marks, the second one of the plurality of marks being the next mark with an action value after the at least one mark read by the reading unit,
(ii) to calculate a distance between the at least one mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the plurality of marks, and
(iii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score of the second one of the plurality of marks when the calculated distance is less than a threshold; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.
US Pat. No. 10,006,172

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE BULK AND INCREASING THE DENSITY OF A TISSUE PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of increasing the density of a rolled paper product comprising:providing at least one paper web;
embossing the at least one web using an emboss pattern that covers at least about 22% of the total surface area of the at least one web with an emboss pattern of at least about 80% linear embossments to produce a denser web, and;
rolling the paper web to form a rolled paper product;
wherein the embossing causes an absorbency loss of no greater than 10%.

US Pat. No. 9,957,127

ROLLER ASSEMBLY FOR A DISPENSER

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1. A roller assembly for a sheet product dispenser, comprising;a roller body, the roller body being rotatably coupled to a plurality of clips, each one of the plurality of clips being configured to remain substantially rotatably stationary with respect to the roller body, when the roller body rotates,
wherein each one of the plurality of clips is snap-fit to the roller body or completely encircles the roller body, and
wherein the roller body comprises a plurality of grooves and each one of the plurality of clips is disposed in one of the plurality of grooves of the roller body.

US Pat. No. 9,908,691

DISPENSER AND SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSING PLATE THEREFOR

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A dispenser plate for a roll of sheet product, the dispenser plate comprising:
a rigid plate member having an orifice centrally arranged in the plate member, the orifice including a central portion, a
first channel portion having a first channel length extending radially from the central portion, and a second channel having
a second channel length extending radially from the central portion, wherein the first channel length is greater than the
second channel length,

wherein the first and second channels each have a width such that a user may access the roll of sheet product through the
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,965,943

HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM

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1. A system for performing sanitation compliance monitoring, the system comprising:a first device in communication with a database;
one or more second devices in communication with the database;
a target zone defined by a first area over which a mobile device worn by a health care worker and the first device communicate; and
one or more sanitation zones each defined by a second area over which the mobile device worn by the health care worker and one of the second devices communicate, wherein (a) at least one of the one or more sanitation zones is an approved sanitation zone for the target zone, (b) compliance with a sanitation protocol associated with the target zone is based at least in part on use of the approved sanitation zone by the health care worker, and (c) use of a sanitation zone other than the approved sanitation zone is not in compliance with the sanitation protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,951,472

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A converting line, having a plurality of operational parameters, for producing a paper product, the converting line comprising:(a) a paper web being unwound from a parent roll, the paper web including (i) a plurality of sections, and (ii) a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark being associated with a paper rating, the paper rating being based upon defects of the paper web in that section of the paper of the paper web;
(b) a mark reading unit that (i) reads at least one of the plurality of marks on the paper web, and (ii) produces a corresponding output from the at least one mark that has been read;
(c) a controller that receives the output from the mark reading unit, and is configured:
(i) to obtain the paper rating associated with the at least one mark read by the reading unit, and
(ii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the paper rating; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 9,943,176

CUTLERY DISPENSER AND RELATED METHODS

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A cutlery dispenser for dispensing wrapped cutlery, the dispenser comprising:a case configured to expand from a compact configuration into an expanded configuration; and
a wrapped cutlery band disposed within the case and configured to be dispensed therefrom;
wherein the case comprises a base, a lid configured to pivot relative to the base to expand the case from the compact configuration into the expanded configuration, and an opening defined in a wall of the case and configured to allow the wrapped cutlery band to be dispensed therethrough while the case is in the expanded configuration, and wherein the opening is spaced apart from an outer periphery of the wall of the case.
US Pat. No. 10,138,601

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet comprising:a plurality of projected regions projecting from the absorbent sheet, the projected regions including folds in the absorbent sheet that are curved relative to a machine direction of the absorbent sheet, with ends of the curved folds being positioned on opposite sides of the projected regions and such that one of the ends of each of the curved folds is positioned downstream from other ends of the curved folds in the machine direction of the absorbent sheet, and with apexes of the curved folds being positioned downstream in the machine direction of the absorbent sheet; and
connecting regions connecting the projected regions of the absorbent sheet.
US Pat. No. 9,926,655

ENTANGLED SUBSTRATE OF SHORT INDIVIDUALIZED BAST FIBERS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A nonwoven fabric comprising:a first web of polymeric fibers; and
a second web of substantially pectin-free, individualized bast fibers arranged on the first web, the substantially pectin-free, individualized bast fibers having a mean length less than 9 millimeters (mm);
wherein the polymeric fibers of the first web are entangled with the substantially pectin-free, individualized bast fibers of the second web.

US Pat. No. 9,926,098

PAPERBOARD BLANKS HAVING A SHRINKABLE FILM ADHERED THERETO AND PAPERBOARD CONTAINER MADE THEREFROM

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A blank for forming a paper product, comprising:a paperboard substrate comprising a perimeter and an interior region therebetween, the perimeter having a top and bottom side that are arcuate, and a right and left side that are substantially straight; and
a shrinkable film at least partially secured to each of the top, bottom, left and right sides of the perimeter of the paperboard substrate with an adhesive disposed between the paperboard substrate and the shrinkable film, whereby a portion of the interior region of the paperboard substrate and the shrinkable film is free of the adhesive, and wherein a peel strength of less than 330 g/2.54 cm at a temperature of 23° C. is required to separate the shrinkable film from the paperboard substrate where the shrinkable film is secured to the paperboard substrate with the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,165,907

PORTABLE, VERTICALLY ORIENTED AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER APPARATUS

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A towel dispenser, the towel dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a top and a bottom, wherein the bottom is configured to support the housing in a vertical orientation, wherein the housing further defines an interior space configured to receive a paper towel roll in a vertical orientation for vertical support thereof during dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll;
a loading door configured to rotate relative to the housing between a closed position and an open position, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the closed position, the loading door and the housing define a gap configured to enable dispensing of toweling from the paper towel roll therein, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the loading door and the housing define an opening that enables insertion of the paper towel roll into the interior space of the housing;
one or more rollers configured to engage a portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll; and
a motor assembly configured to drive the one or more rollers to cause dispensing of the portion of the toweling from the paper towel roll through the gap.
US Pat. No. 9,949,609

WATER DISPERSIBLE WIPE SUBSTRATE

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1. A water dispersible nonwoven substrate comprising a majority of individualized bast fibers which are substantially straight, substantially pectin-free, and have a mean length greater than 4 millimeters (mm).

US Pat. No. 10,167,595

METHOD OF CREPING A CELLULOSIC SHEET USING A MULTILAYER CREPING BELT HAVING OPENINGS TO MAKE PAPER PRODUCTS, AND PAPER PRODUCTS MADE USING A MULTILAYER CREPING BELT HAVING OPENINGS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of creping a cellulosic sheet, the method comprising:(a) forming a nascent web from an aqueous papermaking furnish;
(b) depositing and creping the nascent web on a multilayer creping belt that includes (i) a first layer made from a polymeric material having a plurality of openings, and (ii) a second layer that is separate from and attached to a surface of the first layer, with the nascent web being deposited on the first layer; and
(c) applying a vacuum to the creping belt such that the nascent web is drawn into the plurality of openings, after the nascent web is deposited on the multilayer creping belt.

US Pat. No. 10,149,579

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSERS AND RELATED METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY LOADING A ROLL OF SHEET PRODUCT IN A DISPENSER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a roll of sheet product having a sealed tail sealed to a remainder of the roll of sheet product, the dispenser comprising:a roll interface configured to engage and at least partially support the roll of sheet product, the roll interface comprising a separating member comprising an edge configured to engage and unseal the sealed tail from the remainder of the roll of sheet product;
a feed roller assembly configured to dispense sheet product from the roll of sheet product, the feed roller assembly comprising a feed roller configured to engage and at least partially support the roll of sheet product; and
an electronic controller operable to initiate driving of the feed roller and rotation of the roll of sheet product such that the sealed tail is unsealed by engaging the separating member.

US Pat. No. 10,202,251

AIR KNIFE CONFIGURED TO IMPROVE ROLLING OF PAPER PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An air-knife system for applying air away from a paper product during a rolling process, comprising:a source of compressed air;
a hose for transferring the compressed air;
a nozzle configured to direct air away from the paper product;
a frame supporting at least the nozzle;
a roll configured to receive the paper product;
a first plane defined by a portion of the paper product not yet in contact with the roll; and
a second plane, parallel to the first plane, which intersects the rotational axis of the roll,
wherein the nozzle is configured to direct air away from the portion of the paper product such that the air travels through the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,201,840

PROCESS FOR CLEANING A TRANSPORT BELT FOR MANUFACTURING A PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method for continuous cleaning a transfer or drying papermaking fabric during paper production comprising:producing a paper web on a papermaking machine using a transfer or drying fabric to be cleaned, the fabric having a width and length and traveling in a machine direction;
subjecting the fabric to be cleaned to an initial cleaning stage, wherein the initial cleaning stage includes applying either steam or water, or both, at a temperature of greater than 80° C. from an initial cleaning assembly that spans the entire width of the fabric to be cleaned;
subjecting the fabric to be cleaned to a second cleaning stage following the initial cleaning stage downstream in the machine direction relative to the initial cleaning stage, wherein the second cleaning stage includes a second cleaning assembly, separate from the first cleaning assembly, that spans the entire width of the fabric to be cleaned; and
wherein paper production is not interrupted during cleaning.
US Pat. No. 10,202,724

DOCTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PAPERMAKING MACHINES AND RELATED METHODS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method for controlling loading of a doctor blade of a papermaking machine, the method comprising:positioning a doctor about a Yankee dryer, the doctor comprising a doctor blade supported by a doctor blade holder;
applying, via a first doctor loading cylinder, a loading force to a tend side of the doctor;
applying, via a second doctor loading cylinder, a loading force to a drive side of the doctor;
controlling, via a first electronic pressure controller, a loading pressure of the first doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a first loading pressure setpoint; and
controlling, via a second electronic pressure controller, a loading pressure of the second doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a second loading pressure setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,179,710

AUTOMATED LOADING SYSTEM ALIGNMENT ASSEMBLY

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1. A method for loading a shipping container using an alignment assembly, the method comprising:automatically navigating a loading vehicle to the shipping container, the loading vehicle comprising a clamp to secure a pallet on the loading vehicle;
engaging the alignment assembly with the clamp of the loading vehicle to align the pallet with the shipping container, the alignment assembly being spaced from the shipping container during a loading operation, the alignment assembly comprising
a base connectable to a pole, and
an alignment bracket moveably connected to the base, the alignment bracket comprising a main support member connected to an alignment member, wherein the alignment bracket is configured to permit the alignment member to be disposed substantially co-planer with a sidewall of the shipping container; and
performing a loading operation to load the pallet onto the shipping container,
wherein the clamp comprises a pressure sensor to enable the loading vehicle to determine when the clamp engages the alignment assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,159,389

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH SENSOR FOR SHEET SEPARATION

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing a sheet product disposed therein, comprising:a roller assembly configured to advance the sheet product for dispensing, the roller assembly comprising at least one roller having a shaft;
a movable member rotatably coupled to the shaft of one of the at least one rollers and configured to interact with the sheet product, the movable member being rotatable about an axis from a first position to a second position when the sheet product is pulled by a user;
a biasing member operably coupled to the movable member, the biasing member providing a biasing force to return the movable member to the first position after the sheet product is pulled by the user, wherein the biasing member comprises a weight member or an elastic member;
an optical sensor configured to generate a signal in response to interruption of a path of light transmitted by an optical transmitter, wherein the path of light is interrupted by the movable member or a projection extending from a body portion of the movable member when the movable member is in the second position; and
a tear bar having an edge for tearing the sheet product when the sheet product is pulled by the user, the tear bar being distinct from the movable member.
US Pat. No. 10,253,459

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE BULK AND INCREASING THE DENSITY OF A TISSUE PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A paper product comprising,at least one paper web having an embossed surface wherein the emboss pattern is made up of at least about 80% linear elements and the emboss depth is from about 1.25 to about 3.5 times the caliper of the unembossed at least one web; and
wherein the finished product has a caliper at least 5% less than the same pattern formed from dots; and an absorbency loss over the unembossed at least one web of no greater than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,188,242

PARTITIONABLE PAPER PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A partitionable folded napkin product comprising:a base sheet having a basis weight of at least about 31 g/sq. meter;
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one fold in the machine direction; and
wherein the napkin product comprises at least one perforation line in the machine direction, MD;
wherein a ratio of a CD tensile strength of the paper to the tensile strength of a MD perforation line is from about 30% to about 70%; and
wherein at least one perforation line in the machine direction and the at least one fold in the machine direction are coextensive.

US Pat. No. 10,196,780

HIGH SOFTNESS, HIGH DURABILITY BATH TISSUE INCORPORATING HIGH LIGNIN EUCALYPTUS FIBER

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1. A cellulosic tissue comprising:(A) cellulosic fibers that include at least one of (a) chemically pulped fibers and (b) mechanically pulped fibers, wherein the cellulosic fibers include:
(i) a percentage by weight of eucalyptus fibers; and
(ii) a percentage by weight of regenerated cellulosic microfibers; and
(B) virgin chemically pulped fibers, with a percentage by weight of recycle fiber,
wherein the eucalyptus fibers have been prepared from eucalyptus chips by alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping, exhibiting an ISO brightness of at least 0.82×(% VCP)+0.795×(% RF)0.98+0.84×(% APMP), and
wherein % VCP is the percentage of virgin chemical pulp in the tissue, % RF, the percentage of recycle fiber, and % alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping (APMP), the percentage of APMP eucalyptus.

US Pat. No. 10,214,857

METHODS OF CONTROLLING A CONVERTING LINE THAT PRODUCES PAPER PRODUCTS

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1. A method of controlling a converting line that produces a paper product, the method comprising:(a) unwinding a paper web from a parent roll on a converting line, the converting line having a plurality of operational parameters, the paper web including (i) a plurality of sections in a sequence, and (ii) a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark being associated with an action score, at least one action score having an action value, the action value being a value of the action score that indicates an actionable risk of converting line failure;
(b) reading at least one of the plurality of marks with a mark reading unit;
(c) obtaining the action score associated with a second one of the plurality of marks, the second one of the plurality of marks being the next mark with an action value after the at least one mark read by the reading unit;
(d) calculating a distance between the at least one mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the plurality of marks;
(e) changing at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score of the second one of the plurality of marks when the calculated distance is less than a threshold; and
(f) converting the paper web into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 10,213,068

POWER CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCT DISPENSERS

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19. A dispenser comprising:at least one motion sensor;
an energy source;
one or more measurement devices; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the at least one motion sensor, the energy source, and the one or more measurement devices, the controller comprising a memory having computer-executable instructions operable to, when executed by at least one processor, enable the at least one processor to implement a method comprising:
receiving a first trigger from the at least one motion sensor, wherein the controller is in an awake state before the first trigger is received;
determining an active product being dispensed by the dispenser;
causing, in response to the first trigger, one of the one or more measurement devices to enter an awake state, wherein the one of the one or more measurement devices is configured to measure an amount of the active product dispensed by the dispenser;
receiving, from the measurement device in the awake state, dispense event information associated with the measured amount of the active product dispensed by the dispenser during a dispense event; and
storing or transmitting the dispense event information in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,213,069

AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER

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1. A method comprising:advancing toweling using a motor of a paper towel dispenser;
determining, via a sensor, when a certain extent of toweling has been advanced;
based on said determining when a certain extent of toweling has been advanced, ceasing advancing of the toweling such that a first length of toweling is extended outside of a housing of the paper towel dispenser;
determining, via the sensor, that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing has increased from the first length of toweling such that a second length of toweling is extended outside of the housing of the paper towel dispenser, the second length being greater than the first length; and
in response to said determining that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing has increased, applying force to the toweling, via the motor, in a manner adapted to retract the toweling such that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,285,545

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING WASTE USING A SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a cover;
a first roll holder positioned within the housing, wherein the first roll holder is configured to receive a first full-sized roll of sheet product having a first length;
a second roll holder positioned within the housing, wherein the second roll holder is configured to receive a second full-sized roll of sheet product having a second length, wherein the first length and the second length are a same length;
wherein the housing is sized such that the first roll holder and the second roll holder are configured to receive and hold the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product simultaneously;
a mechanism configured to dispense sheet product from at least one of the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product, wherein the mechanism comprises a drive roller and a pinch roller; and
a motor configured to drive the drive roller of the mechanism to dispense sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product, wherein the motor is configured to cause the drive roller to rotate to cause a dispensed portion of the sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product to be presented for retrieval by a user without the user needing to pull on the dispensed portion to further rotate the drive roller,
wherein the dispenser is configured to cause sheet product to be dispensed from the first roll of sheet product until the first roll of sheet product is depleted and then from the second roll of sheet product,
wherein the cover is configured to be opened to enable a user to replace the depleted first roll of sheet product with a third full-sized roll of sheet product having a third length while the second full-sized roll of sheet product is received by the second roll holder, wherein the third length is the same as the first length,
wherein the dispenser is configured to operate, in an instance in which the third roll of sheet product replaced the depleted first roll of sheet product, to cause sheet product to dispense from the second roll of sheet product while the second roll of sheet product is received within the second roll holder and the third roll of sheet product is received within the first roll holder.

US Pat. No. 10,238,246

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH LOAD INDUCEMENT PORTION

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1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing a roll of sheet product mounted thereto, the dispenser comprising:a housing portion defining a space operative to receive the roll of sheet product for rotation about an axis to dispense the sheet product; and
a load inducement portion operative to induce a frictional force between the roll of sheet product and the load inducement portion during rotation of the roll of sheet product, the load inducement portion comprising:
a guide member defining a channel having a first end and a second end; and
a load member engaged with the guide member and operative to slide along the channel from the first end to the second end due to a force of gravity, the load member comprising:
a contact portion defined along a first side of the load member and having a curved shape, the contact portion operative to contact and apply a load to an outer surface of the roll of sheet product due to the force of gravity; and
a non-contact portion defined along a second side of the load member opposite the first side of the load member;
wherein the load member is engaged with the guide member such that the contact portion remains oriented toward the roll of sheet product as the load member slides along the channel from the first end to the second end and during rotation of the roll of sheet product and such that the non-contact portion remains oriented away from the roll of sheet product as the load member slides along the channel from the first end to the second end and during rotation of the roll of sheet product; and
wherein the load inducement portion is operative such that the load applied by the contact portion due to the force of gravity continuously changes as the load member slides along the channel from the first end to the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,232,580

METHODS FOR SECURING A SHRINKABLE FILM TO A PAPERBOARD SUBSTRATE AND METHODS FOR MAKING PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS THEREFROM

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1. A method for making a paper container, comprising:applying a band of adhesive about a perimeter of a paperboard substrate, the paperboard substrate having a first edge and a second edge opposed to one another and a third edge and a fourth edge opposed to one another, wherein:
the band of adhesive at least partially surrounds a first area that is substantially free from the adhesive,
a second area that is substantially free from the adhesive, the second area is located within the band of adhesive along the third edge of the paperboard substrate and between the first edge and the second edge, and
the first area and the second area are separated by a portion of the band of adhesive;
securing a shrinkable film to the paperboard substrate with the adhesive to produce a paperboard blank;
overlapping the third edge and the fourth edge to form a sidewall, wherein the sidewall comprises:
an inner surface comprising the shrinkable film and an outer surface comprising the paperboard substrate,
the first edge, and
the second edge;
securing a bottom panel to the sidewall at or adjacent the second edge; and
curling the first edge to form a brim.

US Pat. No. 10,231,580

MULTIPLE ORIFICE NOZZLE WITH CAVITY

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1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a roll of sheet product, the sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing defining an interior space configured to receive the roll of sheet product therein, the housing comprising:
a nozzle configured to allow the sheet product to be dispensed therethrough and out of the interior space of the housing, the nozzle comprising:
a first orifice defined in a first component and disposed at or near an outer end of the nozzle, the first orifice configured to allow the sheet product to pass therethrough, and the first orifice having a first cross-sectional area;
a second orifice defined in a second component and disposed at or near an inner end of the nozzle, the second orifice configured to allow the sheet product to pass therethrough, and the second orifice having a second cross-sectional area that gradually decreases from a maximum cross-sectional area at an inner end of the second orifice to a minimum cross-sectional area at an outer end of the second orifice; and
a cavity disposed between the first orifice and the second orifice configured to allow the sheet product to pass therethrough, the cavity having a third cross-sectional area;
wherein the third cross-sectional area is greater than the first cross-sectional area and greater than the minimum cross-sectional area; and
wherein the first component is removable relative to the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,215,270

AUTOMATED PRODUCT DISPENSERS AND RELATED METHODS FOR ISOLATING A DRIVE ASSEMBLY TO INHIBIT VIBRATION TRANSMISSION

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1. An automated product dispenser for dispensing a product from a supply of product, the dispenser comprising:a chassis assembly comprising a chassis frame;
a drive assembly comprising a motor, a drivetrain, and a drivetrain housing, wherein the drivetrain comprises a plurality of gears disposed within the drivetrain housing, and wherein the drivetrain housing comprises a first drivetrain housing portion and a second drivetrain housing portion attached to one another and enclosing the drivetrain; and
an isolation member for mounting the drive assembly to the chassis assembly such that the drive assembly is substantially spaced apart from the chassis frame.

US Pat. No. 10,351,998

PRE-MOISTENED WET WIPE PRODUCTS IN PERFORATED ROLL FORM MADE OF TISSUE BASED SUBSTRATES

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1. A wet wipe comprising:a multi-ply tissue impregnated with a wetting composition, the multi-ply tissue not being a synthetic multi-ply tissue and comprising papermaking fibers, being substantially free of synthetic fibers, and having an absorbent capacity of at least about 8 grams of the wetting composition per gram of the dry multi-ply tissue (g/g) as measured in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM International) standard D4250; and a single ply of the multi-ply tissue having a basis weight of at least 8 pounds per 3,000 square foot ream (lb/rm);
wherein the wet wipe has a liquid release of at least about 0.5 grams of the wetting composition per gram of the multi-ply tissue substrate (g/g).

US Pat. No. 10,327,567

CUTLERY DISPENSER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A cutlery dispenser for dispensing cutlery utensils, the dispenser comprising:a housing comprising an interior space configured to receive a plurality of cutlery utensils loaded therein;
a cover enclosing a portion of the interior space and configured to translate along a linear path relative to the housing between a closed position for dispensing the loaded cutlery utensils from the interior space and an open position for loading the cutlery utensils into the interior space;
a wedge protrusion configured to engage a leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in the closed position and to disengage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in an open position; and
a pair of sweeper arms configured to engage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in an open position and to disengage the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils when the cover is in the closed position;
wherein the wedge protrusion is configured to tilt the leading one of the loaded cutlery utensils such that the leading one of the cutlery utensils disengages the sweeper arms when the cover is in the closed position.
US Pat. No. 10,308,897

ALKALINE SANITIZING SOAP PREPARATIONS CONTAINING QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDE AGENTS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A skin soap or skin sanitizer anti-microbial cleansing composition comprising skin contact compatible components including:a) a quaternary ammonium chloride comprising at least one benzalkonium chloride and/or at least one benzethonium chloride in an amount of from about 0.05% to about 0.75% by weight;
b) at least one non-quaternary amphoteric surfactant;
c) at least one humectant chosen from sodium salts of pyroglutamic acids (PCAs), glycerins, propylene glycols, butylene glycols, betaines, sodium hyaluronates, sorbitols, ureas, and hydroxyethyl ureas; and
d) at least one moisturizer, different from the at least one humectant, chosen from collagens; lecithins; liposomes; peptides; polysaccharides; glycerins; sorbitols; propylene glycols; calcium pantothenates; ureas; caprylyl glycols; butylene glycols; glucoses; magnesium lactates; potassium chlorides; potassium lactates; ethylhexylglycerins; dipropylene glycols; silicones; fatty acids; fatty alcohols; hydrocarbon oils and waxes; petrolatums; polyhydric alcohols; sterols; vegetable and animal fats; hyaluronic acids, ceramics; caprylic/capric triglycerides; magnesium aspartames; potassium aspartames; and sarcosines;
wherein all components in the cleansing composition and their respective concentrations are suitable for application to the skin of a user; and
wherein the composition has a pH of at least 10.5.

US Pat. No. 10,285,521

DISPOSABLE CUP LID

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A disposable cup lid for use with a beverage container, comprising:a base;
an annular rim disposed about the base and configured to engage the beverage container;
a crown extending upward from at least a portion of the base, wherein the crown comprises an upper surface, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall;
a dispensing section located within a portion of the crown, wherein the dispensing section comprises an upper surface, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall, wherein a generally straight portion of the inner sidewall of the dispensing section opposes a generally straight portion of the outer sidewall of the dispensing section; and
a drinking aperture formed through the upper surface of the dispensing section to allow fluid to pass therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,267,027

URINAL SCREENS

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1. A urinal screen, comprising:an outer ring;
a substantially planar web portion bounded by the outer ring and having a first face and an opposed second face, the web portion comprising a plurality of web strings disposed in a mesh pattern, such that a plurality of open areas are defined between the web strings; and
a plurality of posts projecting from the first face of the web portion, the posts being spaced from one another at a distance greater than a major cross-sectional dimension of the posts, such that surfaces of the web strings extend between the posts,
wherein surfaces of the web strings extending between the posts and forming the first face of the web portion have a curved surface contour.

US Pat. No. 10,336,505

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

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1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(a) a rigid package body for storing a product therein, the rigid package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on a face of the rigid package body to allow removal of the product; and
(b) a handle, for carrying the package, being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(i) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to one face of the package body;
(ii) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face that is attached to the first strap; and
(iii) a connection portion on the second end of the second strap, the connection portion being detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive to detachably engage the second end of the first strap.

US Pat. No. 10,337,793

SYSTEM AND METHODS INVOLVING FABRICATING SHEET PRODUCTS

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1. A system for fabricating a sheet product, the system comprising:(A) a first rotatable roller including:
(a) a rotatable drum portion having (i) a first end and a second end, (ii) an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface rotating about a rotational axis in a first direction and configured to convey a sheet product that has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the sheet product being in contact with a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion, the inner surface defining a cavity within the rotatable drum portion, and (iii) a plurality of ports communicative between the inner surface and the outer surface, the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion; and
(b) a fluid emission portion disposed in the cavity, the fluid emission portion having (i) an orifice operative to receive a first pressurized fluid from a pressurized fluid source and (ii) a port connected to the orifice and operative to emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports of the rotatable drum portion, the port being arranged as an elongated slot in the fluid emission portion that extends (1) in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion;
(B) a second rotatable roller having (i) an outer surface arranged proximate to the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller, and (ii) a heat source portion configured to output a second pressurized fluid and to heat the second rotatable roller to dry the sheet product, the second rotatable roller being operative to rotate in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction; and
(C) a gap defined between the second rotatable roller and the first rotatable roller through which the sheet product is allowed to pass,
wherein the port of the fluid emission portion is configured to emit the first pressurized fluid (i) as a stream in a region proximate to the gap, (ii) at an angle relative to the second rotatable roller, (iii) to impinge on the first surface of the sheet product in the gap, (iv) to separate contact between the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller and the sheet product, and (v) to transfer the sheet product from the first rotatable roller to the second rotatable roller, with the second surface of the sheet product being in contact with the outer surface of the second rotatable roller as the sheet product passes through the gap, and
wherein the first rotatable roller is configured to only emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around the at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion.

US Pat. No. 10,328,592

VARIABLE LOG SAW FOR CORELESS ROLLS

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1. A system for cutting a coreless rolled paper product, the system comprising:a master roll of coreless paper product to be cut into end product rolls;
an indexer for moving the master roll between cut locations;
a saw comprising a saw blade that articulates between a raised position and a lowered position thereby defining the saw's plunge and the rate of articulation defining the plunge speed;
an output to communicate with the saw; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the saw, the controller comprising at least one microprocessor and programmed to:
identify or determine a core offset value for a cut, the cut having a starting point and an ending point;
identify or determine a throughput rate of the saw;
identify or determine a first saw plunge speed or a first blade speed;
identify or determine a second saw plunge speed or a second blade speed; and
at least one user input device communicatively coupled to the controller for uploading one or more of the core offset value, the cut starting point, the cut ending point, the throughput rate of the saw, the first plunge speed, the second plunge speed, or other variables identified to the controller to calculate one or more of the core offset value, the cut starting point, the cut ending point, the throughput rate of the saw, the first plunge speed, or the second plunge speed;
wherein the controller is programmed to index the coreless master roll to a first cut position, begin articulating the saw at a first plunge speed and at a first blade speed, and to change either the first plunge speed or the first blade speed to a second plunge speed or a second blade speed at the core offset value.
US Pat. No. 10,329,716

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. An absorbent cellulosic sheet that has a first side and a second side, the absorbent sheet comprising:(a) a plurality of domed regions projecting from the first side of the sheet, each of the domed regions including a plurality of indented bars extending across a respective domed region in a substantially cross machine direction (CD) of the absorbent sheet, wherein the domed regions are extended substantially along the machine direction (MD) of the absorbent sheet; and
(b) connecting regions forming a network interconnecting the domed regions of the absorbent sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,293,353

AUTOMATED FLOWABLE MATERIAL DISPENSERS AND RELATED METHODS FOR DISPENSING FLOWABLE MATERIAL

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1. An automated flowable material dispenser for dispensing flowable material from a flowable material container, the dispenser comprising:a dispenser housing configured to receive the flowable material container therein, the dispenser housing comprising a dispensing opening;
a motor housing positioned within the dispenser housing; and
a motor positioned within the dispenser housing and at least partially within the motor housing;
wherein the motor housing and the motor are configured to translate with respect to the dispenser housing between a home position and a dispensing position to dispense the flowable material from the flowable material container.

US Pat. No. 10,278,549

COUNTER-MOUNTED SKINCARE PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A skincare dispenser configured for being mounted in a counter, the dispenser comprising:a refill unit comprising:
a reservoir configured for holding a volume of skincare fluid and defining a reservoir central axis, wherein the reservoir includes a handle positioned on an outer perimeter of the reservoir and an upper opening defining an upper opening central axis that is offset from the reservoir central axis in a direction opposite the location of the handle relative to the reservoir central axis;
a pump assembly configured for drawing skincare fluid out of the reservoir and mounted on the reservoir's upper opening in alignment with the upper opening central axis, wherein the pump assembly defines an outwardly extending flange; and
a dispensing tube extending upwardly from the pump assembly and configured for delivering skincare fluid pumped from the reservoir;
a drive housing configured for being mounted beneath the counter and defining a cavity shaped to receive the refill unit's pump assembly, wherein the cavity defines an internal lip configured to engage the pump assembly's outwardly extending flange when the pump assembly is disposed within the cavity in order to secure the refill unit to the drive housing, and wherein the cavity defines a cavity opening configured to accommodate insertion of the pump assembly into the cavity in a substantially horizontal direction; and
a spout configured for extending upwardly from an upper surface of the counter, wherein the spout defines a central passageway configured for receiving the dispensing tube when the refill unit is secured to the drive housing.

US Pat. No. 10,368,702

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING WASTE USING A SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing;
a first roll holder positioned within the housing, wherein the first roll holder is configured to receive a first full-sized roll of sheet product having a first length;
a second roll holder positioned within the housing, wherein the second roll holder is configured to receive a second full-sized roll of sheet product having a second length, wherein the first length and the second length are a same length, wherein the first roll holder is positioned above the second roll holder within the housing;
wherein the housing is sized such that the first roll holder and the second roll holder are configured to receive and hold the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product simultaneously;
a mechanism configured to dispense sheet product from at least one of the first roll of sheet product and the second roll of sheet product, wherein the mechanism comprises at least one drive roller and at least one pinch roller; and
a single motor configured to drive a drive roller of the mechanism to dispense sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product, wherein the single motor is configured to cause the drive roller to rotate to cause a dispensed portion of the sheet product from either the first roll of sheet product or the second roll of sheet product to be presented for retrieval by a user without the user needing to pull on the dispensed portion to further rotate the drive roller,
wherein the dispenser is configured to cause sheet product to be dispensed from the first roll of sheet product until the first roll of sheet product is depleted and then from the second roll of sheet product,
wherein the housing defines an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein, in an instance in which the housing is in the open configuration, a user is able to replace the depleted first roll of sheet product with a third full-sized roll of sheet product having a third length while the second full-sized roll of sheet product is received by the second roll holder, wherein the third length is the same as the first length,
wherein the dispenser is configured to operate, in an instance in which the third roll of sheet product replaced the depleted first roll of sheet product, to cause sheet product to dispense from the second roll of sheet product while the second roll of sheet product is received within the second roll holder and the third roll of sheet product is received within the first roll holder.

US Pat. No. 10,342,394

TOWEL DISPENSERS

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1. A sheet material dispenser comprising:a housing comprising:
a main body defining a front edge, wherein the main body defines an exterior surface and an interior surface with respect to the housing;
a loading door defining a front edge and configured to move between a closed position and an open position relative to the main body, wherein the loading door defines an exterior surface and an interior surface with respect to the housing; and
a cavity formed between the loading door and the main body, wherein the cavity is sized to house a roll of sheet material in loose engagement therein such that the roll of sheet material is housed in the cavity without attachment to the housing;
a main body roller positioned on a portion of the interior surface of the main body proximate the front edge, wherein the main body roller is mounted within the main body in a recessed manner with respect to the portion of the interior surface such that only a portion of the main body roller is visible; and
a loading door roller positioned on a portion of the interior surface of the loading door proximate the front edge, wherein the loading door roller is mounted within the loading door in a recessed manner with respect to the portion of the interior surface such that only a portion of the loading door roller is visible,
wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the closed position, the loading door roller and the main body roller are positioned within the housing so as to be hidden from a user, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the main body roller and the loading door roller are visible to the user,
wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the loading door roller is spaced apart from the main body roller and an opening is formed, wherein the opening is sized to enable the user to insert the roll of sheet material into the cavity and position a leading portion of the roll of sheet material between the spaced apart loading door roller and main body roller, wherein, in an instance in which the roll of sheet material is within the cavity and the leading portion of the roll of sheet material is positioned between the loading door roller and the main body roller, movement of the loading door to the closed position causes the roll of sheet material to be installed in the sheet material dispenser and ready for dispensing with the leading portion of the roll of sheet material sandwiched between the loading door roller and the main body roller.

US Pat. No. 10,342,395

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH PRODUCT LEVEL GAUGE SYSTEM

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1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing;
a first roll holder positioned within the housing and configured to hold a first roll of sheet product, wherein the first roll of sheet product is assigned as a primary roll;
a second roll holder positioned within the housing and configured to hold a second roll of sheet product, wherein the second roll of sheet product is assigned as a secondary roll;
a dispensing mechanism positioned within the housing and configured to dispense a portion of sheet product from at least one of the first roll and the second roll; and
a sensor positioned within the housing and configured to contact an outer surface of one of the primary roll or the secondary roll, wherein the sensor is configured to sense measurement data associated with the one of the primary roll or the secondary roll, wherein the sensor is configured to measure at least one of angular displacement of the sensor around a pivot axis connecting the sensor to the housing or linear displacement of a first portion of the sensor with respect to a second portion of the sensor to enable determination of an amount of sheet product remaining on at least the one of the primary roll or the secondary roll, wherein the sensor is further configured to sense when the one of the primary roll or the secondary roll rotates to dispense the portion of sheet product.

US Pat. No. 10,415,188

DISPOSABLE CUPS MADE FORM RECYCLED FIBER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A paperboard for making disposable consumer products, comprising:about 70 wt % to about 100 wt % of recycled fiber, based on the total weight of the fiber;
a board thickness of about 14 mil to about 20 mil;
an apparent density of less than about 11.5 lbs/3,000 ft2/mil;
a CD Taber Stiffness of about 50 g*cm or more; and
a MD/CD Taber Stiffness ratio of 1.0 to 3.0.

US Pat. No. 10,398,264

MECHANICAL DISPENSER FOR PERFORATED SHEET PRODUCTS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A dispenser for a roll of sheet product, comprising:a housing;
the housing comprising a first wall;
the first wall comprising a discharge chute; and
a roll support mechanism positioned within the housing;
the roll support mechanism forcing the roll against the first wall at a fixed contact area.

US Pat. No. 10,383,489

AUTOMATIC NAPKIN DISPENSER

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1. A tucker fold dispenser for folding and dispensing a sheet of material, comprising:an outer shell; and
a removable roller cassette slidably positioned within the outer shell;
a paper path therethrough the removable roller cassette;
a plurality of feed rollers positioned about the paper path;
a plurality of folding rollers positioned about the paper path; and
a tucker bar mechanism positioned about the plurality of folding rollers for tucking the sheet material into the plurality of folding rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,435,839

PAPER WEB HAVING A SURFACE THAT INCLUDES A PLURALITY OF SECTIONS, AT LEAST ONE OF THE SECTIONS HAVING A PLURALITY OF POSITIONS, WITH INK APPLIED TO THE PAPER WEB SURFACE AT SOME OF THE PLURALITY OF POSITIONS

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1. A paper web comprising:(A) a surface; and
(B) a plurality of arrays of marks applied on the surface in a sequence, each array of marks of the plurality of arrays of marks having a plurality of positions of equal length, the plurality of positions including (a) a first position, (b) a last position, and (c) a plurality of intermediate positions between the first and last positions, and each array of marks being encoded to convey at least one of an identifier for the paper web and a position on the paper web by (i) having an ink mark applied to the surface of the paper web at some of the plurality of intermediate positions and (ii) having an ink mark not applied to at least one of the intermediate positions.

US Pat. No. 10,420,444

HANDS-FREE FLOWABLE MATERIAL DISPENSERS AND RELATED METHODS

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1. A flowable material dispenser for dispensing flowable material from a container having a reservoir and a pump, the dispenser comprising:a housing configured to receive the container therein;
an actuator disposed within the housing and configured to translate relative to the housing between a first position and a second position during a dispense cycle, wherein the actuator is configured to move the pump between an extended configuration and a compressed configuration to dispense the flowable material as the actuator translates between the first position and the second position during the dispense cycle;
a motor disposed within the housing; and
a drive assembly coupled to the actuator and the motor, wherein the drive assembly is configured to translate the actuator between the first position and the second position at a varying rate of translation during the dispense cycle, and wherein the varying rate of translation varies relative to a rate of rotation of the motor and follows a non-sinusoidal waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,407,832

PROTECTION BARRIERS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

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1. A protection barrier, comprising:a base sheet comprising a first paperboard layer, a second paperboard layer, and a sizing layer disposed between the first paperboard layer and the second paperboard layer, wherein the sizing layer has an average oil and grease resistance value of about 6 or greater, as measured according to TAPPI T-559 standard test for Grease Resistance for Paper and Paperboard, and wherein the protection barrier has an oil and grease resistance flotation value of about 3 hours or greater, as measured according to the Georgia-Pacific Flotation Paper Saturation Test STP-415 with automotive brake fluid at a temperature of about 100° C.

US Pat. No. 10,441,116

AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER

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1. A sheet material dispenser comprising:a housing defining a top and configured to be mounted to hang down from underneath a cabinet, wherein the housing comprises:
a main body comprising a main body roller;
a loading door movable between a closed position and an open position, wherein the loading door comprises a loading door roller, wherein the loading door is configured to rotate downwardly from the main body when the sheet material dispenser is installed underneath the cabinet; and
a cavity formed between the loading door and the main body, wherein the cavity is sized to house a roll of sheet material therein, wherein, in an instance in which the loading door is in the open position, the loading door roller is spaced apart from the main body roller and an opening is formed, wherein the opening is sized to enable a user to insert the roll of sheet material into a cavity portion of the loading door and position a leading portion of the roll of sheet material between the spaced apart loading door roller and main body roller, wherein, in an instance in which the roll of sheet material is within the cavity portion of the loading door and the leading portion of the roll of sheet material is positioned between the loading door roller and the main body roller, movement of the loading door to the closed position causes the roll of sheet material to be installed in the sheet material dispenser and ready for dispensing with the leading portion of the roll of sheet material sandwiched between the loading door roller and the main body roller.

US Pat. No. 10,435,840

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CONVERTING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

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1. A method of controlling a converting line that produces a paper product, the method comprising:(a) unwinding a paper web from a parent roll on a converting line, the converting line having a plurality of operational parameters, the paper web including (i) a plurality of sections, and (ii) a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark being associated with a paper rating, the paper rating being based upon defects of the paper web in that section of the paper of the paper web;
(b) reading at least one of the plurality of marks with a mark reading unit;
(c) obtaining the paper rating associated with the at least one mark read by the reading unit;
(d) changing at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the obtained paper rating; and
(e) converting the paper web into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 10,427,813

METHODS OF PACKAGING PRODUCTS AND PACKAGING ARRANGEMENTS USING A SHRINKABLE PROTECTIVE COVER TO KEEP A GRAPHIC ON A BAND FORMED, INTACT, AND VISIBLE

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1. A method of packaging a product, the method comprising:(A) wrapping at least a first product unit in a first protective cover, the first product unit comprising a rolled sheet product having a cylindrical core, such that the first protective cover completely envelops the first product unit and creates at least a first wrapped first product unit;
(B) wrapping at least a second product unit in a second protective cover, the second product unit comprising a rolled sheet product having a cylindrical core, such that the second protective cover completely envelops the second product unit and creates at least a second wrapped second product unit;
(C) arranging the at least a first wrapped first product unit adjacent to the at least a second wrapped second product unit to create a product unit arrangement;
(D) forming a band circumferentially around the product unit arrangement to create a secured product unit arrangement, the band being printed with at least one graphic prior to the forming of the singular band;
(E) wrapping the secured product unit arrangement in a protective wrapper to create a wrapped, secured product unit arrangement, the protective wrapper enveloping at least a majority of the band, and the at least a first product unit and the at least a second product unit of the secured product unit arrangement; and
(F) heating the protective wrapper to shrink the protective wrapper around the secured product unit arrangement, wherein the heating of the protective wrapper shrinks the protective wrapper without shrinking or deforming the band, such that the at least one graphic on the band remains formed, intact, and visible through the protective wrapper,
wherein the first protective cover of the at least a first product unit, the second protective cover of the at least a second product unit, the band, and the protective wrapper each comprises a plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,392,217

AUTOMATIC PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH DATA COLLECTION AND METHOD

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1. A dispensing system, comprising:a sheet feeding mechanism configured to feed sheet material from a roll of sheet material;
a separation mechanism for separating one or more discrete sheet products from the roll of sheet material;
a presentation station for presenting the one or more discrete sheet products to an end user;
a sheet product conveying mechanism configured to convey the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station;
a sensor downstream of the sheet feeding mechanism and upstream of the sheet product conveying mechanism, the sensor being configured to detect a presence of the sheet material; and
a controller configured to facilitate dispensing of the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station in response to a signal, wherein the signal is initiated at a cash register, a display, a keypad, a keyboard, a pointing device, a touch screen display, a control panel, or a microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,391,193

AIR FRESHENER DISPENSERS, CARTRIDGES THEREFOR, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

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1. An automated air freshener dispenser, comprising:an elongated housing that comprises a cavity for receiving a cartridge comprising an air freshening substance for release, the elongated housing having a first end and an opposed second end;
a centrifugal fan within the housing that induces an airflow through the housing and directs the airflow to an area outside of the air freshener dispenser, such that released air freshening substance is entrained in the airflow directed from the air freshener dispenser;
a motor within the housing for driving the fan;
at least one sensor; and
a controller within the housing that receives a signal from the at least one sensor and directs operation of the fan in response thereto,
wherein, relative to the fan, the cavity is disposed closer to the first end of the housing and, relative to the cavity, the fan is disposed closer to the second end of the housing, and
wherein the housing further comprises an airflow outlet through which the airflow comprising the entrained released air freshening substance is directed from the air freshener dispenser, the airflow outlet being disposed closer to the second end of the housing, relative to the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,392,751

PROCESS OF FORMING A SECOND PAPERMAKING PRODUCT BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS OF A FIRST PAPERMAKING PRODUCT

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1. A process of forming a paper product, the process comprising:determining a value of a characteristic of a first papermaking fabric, the characteristic being related to one of (i) knuckles in the first papermaking fabric, (ii) pockets in the first papermaking fabric, and (iii) both knuckles and pockets formed in the first papermaking fabric;
forming a first paper product using the first papermaking fabric, the first paper product having domes;
determining a property of the domes in the first paper product;
correlating the property of the domes in the first paper product to the determined value of the characteristic of the first papermaking fabric;
forming a second papermaking fabric, the second papermaking fabric being configured such that a value of the characteristic in the second papermaking fabric is altered from the determined value of the characteristic in the first papermaking fabric; and
forming a second paper product using the second papermaking fabric, the second paper product having domes, wherein the property of the domes in the second paper product is different than the determined property of the domes in the first paper product made with the first papermaking fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,427,901

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARENT ROLL TAIL REDUCTION

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1. A method for rewinding and reducing the length of a web tail, comprising the steps of:unwinding a web from a parent roll so as to create a web tail extending from the parent roll;
creating a fold in the web tail by providing a stream of gas or liquid directed at the location where the web tail separates from the parent roll such that the stream first lifts the tail and then facilitates the creation of the fold in the tail;
winding the fold around the parent roll;
capturing the folded tail in a nip between the web and the parent roll; and
rewinding the web tail around the parent roll.

US Pat. No. 10,470,622

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

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1. A sheet product dispenser for dispensing sheet product from a roll of sheet product, the sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing;
a roll holder positioned within the housing and configured to rotatably support the roll of sheet product for dispensing;
a chassis frame positioned at least partially within the housing and coupled to the housing, the chassis frame comprising an aperture along a first sidewall;
a roller assembly positioned at least partially within the chassis frame and coupled to the chassis frame, the roller assembly comprising a drive roller and a pinch roller configured to rotate relative to the chassis frame to dispense sheet product from the roll of sheet product;
an isolator member abutting the chassis frame and formed of an elastomeric material, the isolator member comprising a protrusion that is disposed in the aperture; and
a drive motor assembly coupled to the chassis frame such that the isolator member is positioned between a portion of the drive motor assembly and the chassis frame, the drive motor assembly coupled to the drive roller and configured to rotate the drive roller.