Patents Represented by Attorney Gary M. Sutter
  • Patent number: 6812294
    Abstract: In one embodiment, this invention relates to a solventless liquid nitrile compound. The compound includes a liquid nitrile rubber. The compound also includes a curing agent selected from sulfur and/or sulfur donors. The curing agent is present in an amount of at least about 3% by weight of the compound. The compound contains substantially no solvent. In another embodiment, this invention relates to a solventless liquid nitrile compound. The compound includes a liquid nitrile rubber. The compound also includes a nonsulfur curing agent. The curing agent is present in an amount of at least about 5% by weight of the compound. The compound contains substantially no solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventor: Paul J. Hochgesang
  • Patent number: 5858095
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing granules onto a moving asphalt coated sheet includes first and second granule feed chambers containing granules that are fed to a discharge slot by first and second pockets. The pockets are formed in a slidable divider positioned between the feed chambers and the discharge slot. The divider is slid between a first position and a second position by a fluid powered actuator via an actuator rod. In the first position, the first pocket is in communication with the first granule feed chamber to receive granules from the feed chamber and the second pocket is in communication with the discharge slot for discharging the granules contained in the second pocket. In the second position the first pocket is in communication with the discharge slot for discharging the granules contained in the first pocket and the second pocket is in communication with the second feed chamber to receive granules from the feed chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1999
    Assignee: Owens Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. White, Glenn D. Lamb, Carla A. Miller, Lawrence J. Grubka
  • Patent number: 5795622
    Abstract: In a method of forming a pattern of granules on an asphalt coated sheet moving in a machine direction, a flow of separate first granules and second granules is discharged onto the sheet. The flow of granules is rotated to form a pattern of first and second granules on the sheet that changes along the machine direction. Another embodiment of the invention provides a method of forming a pattern of granules, in which the flow of granules is oscillated in a direction transverse to the machine direction. The flow of granules can also be discharged intermittently onto the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Belt, Frank R. Wilgus, Frank A. Wilgus
  • Patent number: 5320783
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising a gel wholly or predominantly in hexagonal liquid crystal form comprising: (a) 15% to 70% surfactant system, wherein at least 40% by weight of the surfactant system is an ethoxylated alkyl sulfate surfactant, wherein the alkyl group of the ethoxylated alkyl sulfate surfactant has an average of from 8 to 20 carbon atoms, and wherein the ethoxylated alkyl sulfate surfactant has an average degree of ethoxylation of from 0.5 to 15; (b) 1% to 45% additive which is a water-soluble non-micelle-forming or weakly micelle-forming material capable of forcing the surfactant system into hexagonal phase, the additive being anionic or nonionic and having at most 6 aliphatic carbon atoms, and the additive being selected from the lower amides or mixtures thereof; and (c) 20% to 70% water. The detergent gel has excellent viscosity, overall consistency, foaming, stability and appearance, and provides good cleaning ability. Dishcare gels are preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edgar M. Marin, Alan E. Sherry, Kyle D. Jones
  • Patent number: 5260086
    Abstract: A process for making aseptic citrus sensible pulp involves the steps of: (a) extracting and finishing citrus juice containing sensible pulp to produce a pulp/juice slurry containing 30% to 50% pulp and 50% to 70% juice; (b) sterilizing the pulp/juice slurry by heating it at a temperature above 190.degree. F. (88.degree. C.) for at least 30 seconds; (c) further finishing the pulp/juice slurry in a finisher which maintains aseptic conditions to produce an aseptic pulp product containing 80% to 100% pulp and up to 20% juice; and (d) packaging the pulp product under aseptic conditions. An aseptic citrus sensible pulp product comprises 80% to 100% citrus sensible pulp and up to 20% citrus juice, where the sensible pulp is aseptic, has a pectin methylesterase activity not more than 1.0 P.E.U., and has an average size 10% to 25% larger than conventional pulp, and where at least 90% of the sensible pulp is broken juice sacs. A citrus juice comprises 93% to 97.5% citrus juice with a viscosity not more than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Galen E. Downton, Christa M. Fischer, John R. Hislop, Michael W. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 5230919
    Abstract: The invention is a reduced past nut or oilseed butter composition made from roasted nuts which contains: (a) from about 40% to about 67% nut solids, between 65% and 80% of said solids having a particle size less than 18 microns and a SPAN of greater than 2.5 and not more than 5.0; (b) from about 33% to about 45% oil; (c) from 0% to about 4% stabilizer; (d) from 0% to about 40% bulking agent; (e) from 0% to about 8% flavorant; and (f) from 0% to about 3% emulsifier; where the product has a Casson plastic viscosity of between 1 and 15 poise and a yield value below 300 dynes per square centimeter. The invention also relates to a reduced fat or full compositions of the general type described above which is whipped to contain dispersed gas bubbles, where at least 90% of the bubbles have a diameter less than 150 microns. Processes for making these compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David W. Walling, John W. Theis, III, Vincent Y.-L. Wong, Phillip F. Pflaumer, Robert E. Tarr, Larry O. Seward, Richard J. Sackenheim, Margo A. Bagley, Mark D. Theurer
  • Patent number: 5211981
    Abstract: A process for making a uniform liquid, pourable shortening involves preparing a melted base oil containing partially hydrogenated oil and optionally highly hydrogenated oil, then blending a melted emulsifier containing at least 30% monoglyceride with the base oil so that the monoglyceride content of the total blend is 10% to 16%. The amounts of emulsifier and highly hydrogenated oil are chosen so that they fall within the cross-hatched area EFGD in FIG. 1. The melted blend is rapidly cooled and partially crystallized in a first zone, and then worked by agitation in a second zone. The product shortening has the following solid fat index: 3-12 at 50.degree. F., 0-7 at 70.degree. F., 0-4 at 80.degree. F., 0-3 at 92.degree. F., and not more than 3 at 104.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edward R. Purves, Larry D. Halstead, Keith D. Adams
  • Patent number: 5208089
    Abstract: Fabric conditioning articles for use in treating fabrics in a laundry dryer. The articles comprise a flexible substrate and a fabric conditioning composition, wherein the fabric conditioning composition is distributed unevenly on the substrate so as to form a visual contrast between areas containing relatively high amounts of conditioning composition and areas containing either no conditioning composition or relatively low amounts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Russell Norris
  • Patent number: 5175152
    Abstract: A method of delivering ephedrine base in vapor form from a composition containing the ephedrine base and an alkyl salicylate. Methyl salicylate is the preferred alkyl salicylate. Optional ingredients in the composition include aromatic compounds such as menthol, camphor, and various other essential oils. The method is particularly useful in the treatment of nasal congestion and bronchial asthma. A preferred means of delivering the ephedrine base in vapor form in the treatment of nasal congestion and bronchial asthma is a vapor inhaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Inventor: Nikhilesh N. Singh
  • Patent number: 5160757
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved process for preparing reduced density roast coffee beans. The improved process comprises predrying green coffee beans to a moisture content of from about 0.5% to about 10% by weight, fast roasting the beans, and cooling the roasted beans. The resulting roasted beans have a Hunter L-color of from about 14 to about 25, a Hunter .DELTA.L-value is less than about 1.2 and a whole roast tamped bulk density of from about 0.28 to about 0.38 g/cc. The resulting roast coffee beans are more uniformly roasted than traditional reduced density coffee beans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven J. Kirkpatrick, Richard W. Bertagna, Roger W. Gutwein
  • Patent number: 5158796
    Abstract: The present invention is a composition of matter comprising: (a) an edible, non-absorbable, non-digestible low calorie fat material having non-Newtonian pseudoplastic properties at body temperature; and (b) an edible, absorbable, digestible food material which acts as a solvent for the fat material. The rheological properties of the fat material are defined in terms of thixotropy, yield point, thixotropic area, and liquid/solid stability. The composition is useful as a fat substitute in low calorie food products. The composition provides a non-waxy taste in the mouth, and a laxative side effect is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christian A. Bernhardt, Harry M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5148951
    Abstract: A dispensing package for gel and semi-solid cleaning and skin care compositions. The package comprises a container for the product and a dispensing sheet that rests on and adheres to the surface of the product. Optionally, a lid for the container is provided. The dispensing sheet is provided with apertures through which the product flows when pressure is applied to the dispensing sheet. The dispensing sheet preferably has apertures along its edge which define petals. The dispensing sheet controls the quantity of product dispensed onto the fingers or a sponge, thereby providing decreased mess and product waste, along with improved aesthetics. The package is particularly useful for gel dishwashing products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Juan C. V. Moure, Juan C. R. R. Ramos
  • Patent number: 5110613
    Abstract: Multi-textured snack chips are made by first forming moist starch agglomerates, and then mixing the agglomerates with a dry starch material to make an agglomerate/starch composite containing agglomerates of moist starch and discrete regions of dry starch material. The agglomerate/starch composite is formed into chips and then baked and/or fried. The resulting snack chips have an initial crispness and a continued crunchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Brown, Yen-Ping C. Hsieh, James L. Court
  • Patent number: 5089174
    Abstract: The laundry detergent bars of the present invention comprise from about 10% to about 60% by weight anionic surfactant, from about 5% to about 60% by weight detergent builder, and from about 0.75% to about 10% by weight fatty alcohol having an alkyl chain containing from 10 to 22 carbon atoms, wherein the anionic surfactant comprises alkylbenzene sulfonate having a linear or branched alkyl chain, or mixture thereof of from 10 to 22 carbons atoms, and alkyl sulfate having an alkyl chain of from 10 to 20 carbon atoms, where the weight ratio of alkylbenzene sulfonate surfactant to alkyl sulfate surfactant is from 9:1 to 1:9. The laundry detergent bars are substantially free of fatty acid. By "substantially free of fatty acid" is meant less than about 1% of C.sub.12 -C.sub.18 fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James U. Kaw, Laurie B. Steuri
  • Patent number: 5077073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fat substitute comprising an ethoxyloted sugar or sugar alcohol sucrose fatty acid ester. Between 1 and about 50 alkoxyl groups are attached by ether linkages to each polyol molecule. Each ethoxylated polyol is esterified with between about 6 and about 8 fatty acid groups, the fatty acids containing between about 2 and about 24 carbon atoms. The invention also relates to a low calorie fat-containing food composition which comprises: (a) non-fat ingredients; and (b) fat ingredients, from about 10% to about 100% by weight of said fat ingredients consisting essentially of the above-described fat substitute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John L. Ennis, Peter W. Kopf, John R. Powell, Stephen E. Rudolph, Martin F. van Buren
  • Patent number: 5064676
    Abstract: The invention is a roast and ground flaked coffee that provides the benefits of increased extractability and decreased brewing time. The coffee is produced specifically for use with foodservice industry 1/2-gallon brewers or urn brewers. The coffee flakes particularly suited for use in a 1/2-gallon brewer have a thickness of from about 0.004 inch to about 0.018 inch (about 0.10 mm to about 0.46 mm), a moisture level of from about 3% by weight to about 6% by weight, and a particle size fines level such that from about 30% to about 50% by weight of the particles pass through a No. 20 U.S. Standard Screen. The flake thickness, moisture level, and fines level are related by a brew solids equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: William J. Gore
  • Patent number: 5059443
    Abstract: The invention is a low calorie fat-containing food composition. From 10% to 100% of the fat ingredients consist of alkoxylated alkyl glycosides esterified with fatty acids. Between 1 and about 50 alkoxyl groups are attached by ether linkages to each alkyl glycoside molecule, and not more than about 12 alkoxyl groups are attached to each attachment site of an alkyl glycoside molecule. Each alkoxylated alkyl glycoside molecule is esterified with between 4 and 7 fatty acid groups, the fatty acids containing between about 2 and about 24 carbon atoms. Preferred alkoxylated alkyl glycosides are ethoxylated methyl glucosides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: John L. Ennis, Peter W. Kopf, Stephen E. Rudolph, Martin F. van Buren
  • Patent number: 5021256
    Abstract: Disclosed are preferred shortenings made with polyol polyesters. The Solid Fat Content curve and penetration of the shortenings is adjusted to increase smoothness and decrease graininess. Also described are food compositions that have enhanced flavors from the addition of particular sucrose polyesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy B. Guffey, Donn N. Boatman, Susan S. Abe, Sherry R. Talkington, Marko D. Mijac
  • Patent number: 5006354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for deaerating fruit juices during their manufacture, wherein vacuum deaeration is conducted on a concentrated source of the fruit juice, at a temperature such as to avoid damaging the volatile components of the fruit juice and separately deaerated water is subsequently added to the deaerated concentrated source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Inventors: Ghobad Rahrooh, Rudiger A. Engel
  • Patent number: 5006360
    Abstract: The present invention relates to low calorie fat substitute compositions that are useful as fat replacements in low calorie foods, and as pharmaceutical compositions. Sucrose fatty acid esters are preferred low calorie fat substitutes. The compositions are highly resistant to an undesirable laxative side effect. These benefits are achieved by formulating compositions comprising a liquid polyol fatty acid polyester, at least about 10% solid low calorie fat substitute by weight of the liquid polyester, and at least about 1% of a cohesive network of polysaccharide fibrils and microfibrils, for example microfibrillated cellulose, by weight of the liquid polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman B. Howard, David C. Kleinschmidt