Patents Represented by Attorney Angela Marie Stone
  • Patent number: 8101888
    Abstract: A device (1.1) for the radiation of scalp hair (2) using infrared radiation (10.3), wherein the infrared radiation (10.3) is generated by at least one linear-shaped infrared lamp (3.1) with a reflector system (4). In a first exemplary embodiment, a first reflector (6.1) is allocated to the infrared lamp (3.1) on the longitudinal side, wherein the infrared lamp (3.1) basically forms an optical collection line of the first reflector (6.1). The first reflector (6.1) with a first reflection side (9.1) and a second reflector (6.2) with a second reflection side (9.2) are placed facing each other, wherein the infrared lamp (3.1) is enclosed by the first and the second reflector (6.1, 6.2), by at least 360° altogether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefan Kiessl, Martin Liebeck
  • Patent number: 7632933
    Abstract: Isolated corticotropin releasing factor derivatives, and nucleic acids encoding the same, are effective for treating corticotropin releasing factor 2 receptor modulated disorders such as muscular dystrophy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Isfort, Wieslaw Adam Mazur
  • Patent number: 7563838
    Abstract: Phase change solvents for thermoplastic polymers to provide blended compositions. Above the phase change temperature of the solvent, the phase change solvent solubilizes or intimately mixes with the thermoplastic polymer. Below the phase change temperature of the solvent, the phase change solvent solidifies or crystallizes within the thermoplastic matrix. The phase change behavior of these materials produce blended compositions that exhibit lowered shear viscosity and lowered processing temperature without substantially compromising mechanical properties of the thermoplastic polymer, such as hardness. The present invention also relates to a method of improving the processability of a thermoplastic polymer using the phase change solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Steven Daryl Smith
  • Patent number: 7524984
    Abstract: Phase change solvents for thermoplastic polymers to provide blended compositions. Above the phase change temperature of the solvent, the phase change solvent solubilizes or intimately mixes with the thermoplastic polymer. Below the phase change temperature of the solvent, the phase change solvent solidifies or crystallizes within the thermoplastic matrix. The phase change behavior of these materials produce blended compositions that exhibit lowered shear viscosity and lowered processing temperature without substantially compromising mechanical properties of the thermoplastic polymer. The present invention also relates to a method of improving the processability of a thermoplastic polymer using the phase change solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Daryl Smith, Mark William Hamersky
  • Patent number: 7482454
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel antimicrobial compounds of formula; wherein X, R1, R3, R5, R6, and R8 are defined in the claims, and to their optical isomers, diastereomers or enantiomers, as well as pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, hydrates, and biohydrolyzable esters, amides and imides thereof, and to compositions and uses of such compounds. The invention also relates to compounds derived from these compounds having antimicrobial uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Benoit Ledoussal, Ji-In Kim Almstead, Jeffrey Lyle Gray
  • Patent number: 7468411
    Abstract: Novel elastomeric compositions which contain at least one thermoplastic elastomer and at least one phase change solvent and at least one processing oil. The presence of particular processing oils, e.g., poly(alphaolefins), provide a means to increase mechanical properties compared to commercially available mineral oils. The oils of the present invention are chosen as to minimize the depression of glass transition temperature of the hard-block of the thermoplastic elastomer. The phase change behavior of these materials produce elastomeric compositions that exhibit lowered viscosity and lowered processing temperature without substantially compromising the mechanical properties of the elastomeric composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Daryl Smith, Mark William Hamersky, Amy Elizabeth Eichstadt
  • Patent number: 7037569
    Abstract: A laminate web comprising a first web, a second web joined to the first web at a plurality of discrete bond sites; and a third material disposed between at least a portion of the first and second nonwovens. The third material is apertured in regions adjacent the bond sites, such that the first and second nonwoven webs are joined through the apertures. In one embodiment an apertured laminate web is disclosed, having a first extensible web having a first elongation to break, and a second extensible web joined to the first extensible web at a plurality of bond sites, the second extensible web having elongation to break. A third web material is disposed between the first and second nonwovens, the third web material having a third elongation to break which is less than both of the first or second elongations to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John J. Curro, Douglas H. Benson, John B. Strube
  • Patent number: 6946506
    Abstract: Environmentally degradable finely attenuated fibers produced by melt spinning a composition comprising destructurized starch, a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer, and a plasticizer are disclosed. The present invention is also directed to highly attenuated fibers containing thermoplastic polymer microfibrils which are formed within the starch matrix of the finely attenuated fiber. Nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the highly attenuated fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Larry Neil Mackey, Isao Noda, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6890872
    Abstract: Environmentally degradable finely attenuated fibers produced by melt spinning a composition comprising destructurized starch, a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer, and a plasticizer are disclosed. The present invention is also directed to highly attenuated fibers containing thermoplastic polymer microfibrils which are formed within the starch matrix of the finely attenuated fiber. Nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the highly attenuated fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Larry Neil Mackey, Isao Noda, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 6884494
    Abstract: A laminate web is disclose, the laminate web comprising a first web, a second web joined to the first web at a plurality of discrete bond sites; and a third material disposed between at least a portion of the first and second nonwovens. The third material is apertured in regions adjacent the bond sites, such that the first and second nonwoven webs are joined through the apertures. In one embodiment an apertured laminate web is disclosed, having a first extensible web having a first elongation to break, and a second extensible web joined to the first extensible web at a plurality of bond sites, the second extensible web having a second elongation to break A third web material is disposed between the first and second nonwovens, the third web material having a third elongation to break which is less than both of the first or second elongations to break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John J. Curro, Douglas H. Benson, John B. Strube
  • Patent number: 6878433
    Abstract: A laminate web and several uses of the laminate web are disclosed. The laminate web comprises a first web, a second web joined to the first web at a plurality of discrete bond sites; and a third material disposed between at least a portion of the first and second webs. The laminate webs of the present invention are suitable for a variety of uses. Such uses include flexible carrying implement, medical applications, kitchen or bathroom implements, decorative coverings, home accent items, pet industry articles, fabric, fabric backings, edible materials, bedding applications, absorbent food pads, clean room wipes, tack cloths, and many other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Douglas Herrin Benson, John Brian Strube
  • Patent number: 6863960
    Abstract: A user-activatible substance delivery system of the present invention comprises a first web and a second web, the first and second webs having a periphery and being enclosed about their respective peripheries and defining a void space therein. A substance for delivery upon user activation is disposed in the void space. At least one of the first or second webs has at least one bond site. The bond site(s) define(s) a melt weakened region such that upon application of a force having a vector component parallel to the transverse axis, the bond site(s) fracture(s) to form a corresponding aperture in the respective web. The apertures provide a fluid communication path to facilitate delivery of the substance from the void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Ali Abdelaziz Alwattari, Douglas Herrin Benson, Anneke Margaret Kaminiski, Michele Ann Mansfield, John Brian Strube
  • Patent number: 6830810
    Abstract: A melt spinnable multicomponent fiber is provided that comprises a first component comprising a starch insolubilizing agent and a thermoplastic polymer, and a second component comprising destructurized starch and a plasticizer. The insolubilizing agent acts on the starch of the second component to render the starch less soluble when the fiber is exposed to water. The invention is also directed to nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the multicomponent fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Eric Bryan Bond
  • Patent number: 6830800
    Abstract: An elastic laminate web is disclosed. The elastic laminate web can be non-apertured or apertured, and comprises a first web, and a second web joined to the first web in a face to face relationship at a plurality of discrete bond sites having an aspect ratio of at least 2. The first and second webs form an interior region therebetween. An elastic material is disposed between the first and second webs. The elastic material is apertured in regions coincident the bond sites, such that the first and second webs are joined through the apertures. The laminate so produced can be stretched in a predetermined direction, such as by incremental stretching, to produce an apertured elastic laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Douglas Herrin Benson, Anthony Stephen Spencer, John Brian Strube
  • Patent number: 6818295
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to highly attenuated fibers produced by melt spinning a composition comprising destructurized starch, a thermoplastic polymer, and a plasticizer. The present invention is also directed to highly attenuated fibers containing microfibrils which are formed within the starch matrix. Nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the highly attenuated fibers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, Jean-Philippe Marie Autran, Larry Neil Mackey, Isao Noda, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Dean Van Phan
  • Patent number: 6808795
    Abstract: Environmentally degradable films comprising a blend of polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer and a polylactic acid polymer or copolymer are disclosed. Laminates having a first layer comprising a PHA copolymer and a second layer comprising a PLA polymer or copolymer are also disclosed. Disposable articles comprising the environmentally degradable films or laminates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Isao Noda, Eric Bryan Bond, David Harry Melik
  • Patent number: 6808791
    Abstract: A laminate web and several uses of the laminate web are disclosed. The laminate web comprises a first web, a second web joined to the first web at a plurality of discrete bond sites; and a third material disposed between at least a portion of the first and second webs. The laminate webs of the present invention are suitable for a variety of uses. Such uses include flexible carrying implement, medical applications, kitchen or bathroom implements, decorative coverings, home accent items, pet industry articles, fabric, fabric backings, edible materials, bedding applications, absorbent food pads, clean room wipes, tack cloths, and many other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, Daniel Charles Peck, Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Anneke Margaret Kaminiski, Alfred Franc Baldwin, Jr., Jessica Zingelmann Brown, Edward Kenneth Stahl, Charles Detwiler Roberson
  • Patent number: 6800572
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibrous web materials comprising polymeric material wherein the structure of the polymeric material contains elastic amorphous areas nano-scale-size reinforced with self arranged crystalline domains of nano-crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Rieger, Mike Orroth, Gian De Belder
  • Patent number: 6783854
    Abstract: A bicomponent fiber comprising one thermoplastic polymer component comprising nonstarch, thermoplastic polymer and one thermoplastic starch component comprising a destructured starch and a plasticizer. The thermoplastic polymer component surrounds the thermoplastic starch component. Also provided are nonwoven webs and disposable articles comprising the bicomponent fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Eric Bryan Bond
  • Patent number: 6770713
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymeric compositions comprising at least one polyolefin and a compatibilizer and/or a modifier. The polymeric composition comprises a first component and a second component, the first component being a first polymeric material comprising C2 to C20 linear or branched stereoregular polyolefins. The second component is a polyolefinic homopolymer having an isotacticity within the range of 25% to 60% of [mmmm] pentad concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Hanke, Bernhard Rieger, Valeri Alexandrovich Dyatlov, Mike Orroth, Gian De Belder