Patents Represented by Attorney Donald L. Traut
  • Patent number: 7763235
    Abstract: A dentifrice composition comprising an orally acceptable vehicle having distributed therein water hydratable film flakes having a matrix comprised of a water soluble hydroxy alkyl cellulose polymer and a starch, and having entrained therein a constituent selected from therapeutic cosmetic and decorative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Boyd, Guofeng Xu, M. Teresa R. Carale
  • Patent number: 7736629
    Abstract: A dentifrice composition of the invention can be applied to teeth and/or gums by any conventional A dentifrice composition comprises (a) calcium carbonate having properties of particle size and angularity effective to provide mild abrasivity to dental enamel; (b) red iron oxide of low abrasivity in an effective amount on which to impart red color to the composition; and (c) a herbal component comprising at least one botanical or extract thereof, in a total herbal component amount effective to promote oral health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shridhara Kamath, Ramesh Nair
  • Patent number: 7601338
    Abstract: An antiplaque oral care composition having enhanced oral hygiene and organoleptic properties is provided. The composition contains an enzyme and a cyclodextrin. Papain and other proteolytic enzymes may be preferred. The resulting composition has more favorable organoleptic properties than a comparative composition containing only the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventors: James G. Masters, Richard Payne, Lori H. Szeles, Xiaoyan Liu, Malcolm Williams
  • Patent number: 7601002
    Abstract: A method for whitening a dental surface comprises nonsimultaneously applying a whitening composition to the surface, the whitening composition comprising at least one orally acceptable peroxy compound, and directing a volume of up to about 2.5 ml of an atomized activating composition on to the surface, wherein the activating composition comprises, in the volume so directed, a peroxy compound activating effective amount of at least one orally acceptable basifying agent, and wherein applying the whitening composition and directing the activating composition are separated by an interval not greater than a peroxy compound activating effective interval. The atomized composition can be directed on to the dental surface before or after application of the whitening composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co
    Inventors: Nebojsa Milanovich, Ryan B. Cameron, John P. Curtis, Ravi Subramanyam, Michael Prencipe
  • Patent number: 7480955
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a head and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements for enhanced cleaning of the teeth. The tooth cleaning elements include cleaning elements that define a radial array arrangement for better retention of the dentifrice. A radial array may be strategically disposed in an off-axis arrangement within other cleaning elements on the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Douglas J. Hohlbein, Thomas Mintel, Bruce Russell, Kenneth Waguespack, Urs Troxler
  • Patent number: 7478959
    Abstract: An oral care toothbrush includes a head mounted to one end of the handle containing a plurality of oral care elements. An oral care accessory is mounted to the opposite end of the handle. An oral care material dispenser is mounted in the head within the cleaning field defined by the oral care elements. The toothbrush is preferably made of small size and of lightweight so as to be readily portable for use away from the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Douglas J. Hohlbein
  • Patent number: 7402416
    Abstract: A dual component antiplaque oral composition having antimalodor properties in which a first component contains an antibacterial agent and the second component contains a proteolytic enzyme, the first and second components are simultaneously combined for application to the teeth, the first and second components being physically segregated prior to use, the components when mixed upon application to teeth providing substantially antiplaque effect with superior antimalodor properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Lori H. Szeles, Xiaoyan Liu, Malcolm Williams, James G. Masters
  • Patent number: 6260211
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a three dimensional disposable garment, subassemblies of the garment, and apparatus and methods for making the garment and subassemblies. The garment is designed to hold a primary absorbent sanitary pad. The garment may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretchable about the hip and stomach regions of a user. The garment provides backup protection to control egress of fluids that leak or seep around or through the primary sanitary pad. The garment includes a secondary absorbent positioned in the crotch area and extending into the body of the disposable garment, front and back, and preferably over the leg elastics to trap, inside the garment, leakage from the primary absorbent, and to prevent strike through onto e.g. outer clothing and bed linen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Rajala, Steven Craig Gehling, Paul Daniel Suke
  • Patent number: 6240569
    Abstract: A three dimensional disposable panty for holding a sanitary pad. The panty may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretchable about the hip and stomach regions of a user. The panty provides backup leakage protection to the sanitary pad. The panty includes an absorbent barrier composite positioned in the crotch area and extending into the body of the disposable panty front and back and over the leg elastics to trap pad leakage inside the pant and prevent liquid strike through onto outer clothing and bed linen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Theodore Van Gompel, Joyce Ann Damico, Jacqueline Ann Gross, Veronica Maria Lingnowski, Patricia Ann Mitchler, Gregory John Rajala, Shelley Rae Rasmussen, Mark Scott Schrading, Paul Daniel Suke, Jody Dorothy Suprise
  • Patent number: 6217690
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a three dimensional disposable garment, subassemblies of the garment, and apparatus and methods for making the garment and subassemblies. The garment is designed to hold a primary absorbent sanitary pad. The garment may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretchable about the hip and stomach regions of a user. The garment provides backup protection to control egress of fluids that leak or seep around or through the primary sanitary pad. The garment includes a secondary absorbent positioned in the crotch area and extending into the body of the disposable garment, front and back, and preferably over the leg elastics to trap, inside the garment, leakage from the primary absorbent, and to prevent strike through onto e.g. outer clothing and bed linen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Rajala, Steven Craig Gehling, Paul Daniel Suke
  • Patent number: 5940887
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a three dimensional garment and subassemblies of the garment. The garment has an elasticized leg and waist openings and is stretchable about the hip and stomach regions of a user. The garment provides superior fit about the legs especially in the crotch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Rajala, Steven Craig Gehling
  • Patent number: 5906306
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a continuous web in a continuous processing operation wherein the web incorporates therein one or more stretched elastic-type elements having retractive forces active in the cross-machine direction, and limiting shrinkage of the web in the cross-machine direction to no more than about 5%. Shrinkage in the width dimension is controlled using methods including transporting the web on a sequence of rolls having on their outer working surfaces protuberances which interact with edges of openings in the web, inhibiting lateral movement of elements defining the edges of the openings, and thereby stabilizing the web in the width dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory John Rajala, Gerald Leigh Rabe, Paul Martin Niemi, Donald Joseph Holewinski
  • Patent number: 5745922
    Abstract: This invention pertains to a three dimensional disposable garment, subassemblies of the garment, and apparatus and methods for making the garment and subassemblies. The garment is designed to hold a primary absorbent sanitary pad. The garment may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretchable about the hip and stomach regions of a user. The garment provides backup protection to control egress of fluids that leak or seep around or through the primary sanitary pad. The garment includes a secondary absorbent positioned in the crotch area and extending into the body of the disposable garment, front and back, and preferably over the leg elastics to trap, inside the garment, leakage from the primary absorbent, and to prevent strike through onto e.g. outer clothing and bed linen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory John Rajala, Steven Craig Gehling, Paul Daniel Suke
  • Patent number: 5556504
    Abstract: This invention pertains to processing continuous webs such as paper, film, composites, and the like, in dynamic continuous processing operations. More particularly, it relates to transferring discrete parts to a continuous web, whether paper, film, composite, or the like. Specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatus for taking discrete parts from a source in a taking zone, optionally taking the discrete parts as components of a continuous web, onto a transport head on a transfer assembly, severing the discrete parts from the continuous web if received as part of a continuous web, rotating the transfer assembly about a first axis and correspondingly rotating the transport head about a second axis radial to the first axis, to thereby present the discrete parts to a receiver in a transfer zone, and transferring the discrete parts to the receiver in the transfer zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rajala, Paul M. Niemi, Daniel J. Oshefsky
  • Patent number: 5552007
    Abstract: This invention pertains to handling a continuous web in a continuous processing operation wherein the web incorporates therein one or more stretched elastic-type elements having retractive forces active in the cross-machine direction, and limiting shrinkage of the web in the cross-machine direction to no more than about 5%. Shrinkage in the width dimension is controlled using methods including transporting the web on a sequence of rolls having on their outer working surfaces protuberances which interact with edges of openings in the web, inhibiting lateral movement of elements defining the edges of the openings, and thereby stabilizing the web in the width dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rajala, Gerald L. Rabe, Paul M. Niemi, Donald J. Holewski
  • Patent number: 4834774
    Abstract: Novel, and improved fuel articles having a plurality of novel characteristics and having a typical mass density of 0.6 to 1.2 g/cc and a bulk density of 0.2 to 0.4 times the mass density. The greatest distance dg from a point in the fuel article to the nearest point on the nearest one of the upstanding walls is between 0.15 and 0.60 times the height of the fuel article. Charcoal fuel articles of the invention ignite faster than conventional pillow-shaped charcoal fuel articles and deliver substantially more usable cooking heat flux to the cooking surface of a standard charcoal cooker than do conventional pillow-shaped briquettes. The coal article may have a central body portion having a minor circumference, a plurality of fingers projecting from the central body portion, and a hole in the central body portion. The fingers may have finger ends wherein the ratio of the major circumference defined by the finger ends to the minor circumference is at least about 1.25:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Fay, III, Frederick J. Hrubecky, Doris A. Mills, Carl J. Gierke, Wilbert Heikkinen, Rory D. Williams, James I. Lang
  • Patent number: D585198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Robert Moskovich
  • Patent number: D304574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Fay, III
  • Patent number: D309805
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Shelby
  • Patent number: D378736
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Ingrid C. Hollrah