Patents Represented by Attorney Jack D. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 5234687
    Abstract: Unflavored psyllium husk-containing drink mix compositions are prepared consisting essentially of small particle size psyllium husk comprising less than about 10% of psyllium husk having particle sizes larger than about 60 mesh screen, less than about 2.0% edible acid, and sugar. Such compositions are unflavored so as to permit mixing small particle size psyllium, which is readily suspended in a liquid without a gritty texture, with a broader selection of liquids, such as milk and fruit drinks, without rapid gelling of the psyllium husk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Melvin A. Barbera, Larry E. Burns, Amy M. Martini
  • Patent number: 5234916
    Abstract: Psyllium husk-containing drink mix compositions comprising the divalent cation salt of strong inorganic acids selected from the group consisting of magnesium sulfate, calcium sulfate, calcium chloride, zinc sulfate, zinc chloride and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Lee A. Hord
  • Patent number: 5234422
    Abstract: A unitary disposable absorbent article such as a catamenial pad or incontinent pad is provided with an elasticized side flap by operatively associating an elastic member on both the upper surface and the lower surface of the side flap. The elastic member is preferably joined to the inner surface of the side flap as well as the outer surface of the side flap by folding it about the distal edge of the side flap. In a preferred embodiment, the elastic member comprises an elastomeric laminate of an elastomeric layer and a coverstock layer, with the coverstock layer being on the outside of the product, so that the sanitary napkin is provided with soft longitudinal edges which contact the wearer during use. In addition, the elastomeric laminate provides relatively low tension that while raising the side flaps of the product to be a barrier against lateral leakage, also maintain the product in a shape which does not encourage fluid run-off or leakage at the ends of the pad as well as providing a bunching benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Diane L. Sneller, June T. Brennock, Carl L. Bergman
  • Patent number: 5230874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. The sunscreen agents comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are not directly coupled.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Sabatelli, Josephine A. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 5229106
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. The sunscreen agents comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are not directly coupled.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Sabatelli, Josephine A. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 5229107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. The sunscreen agents comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are not directly coupled.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Sabatelli, Josephine A. Spirnak
  • Patent number: 5223096
    Abstract: Tissue paper webs useful in the manufacture of soft, absorbent products such as paper towels, napkins, and facial tissues, and processes for making the webs. The tissue paper webs comprise papermaking fibers, a quaternary ammonium compound, a polyhydroxy plasticizer, and a permanent wet strength resin. The process comprises a first step of forming an aqueous papermaking furnish from the above-mentioned components. The second and third steps in the basic process are the deposition of the papermaking furnish onto a foraminous surface such as a Fourdrinier wire and removal of the water from the deposited furnish. An alternate process involves the use of the furnish containing the aforementioned components in a papermaking process which will produce a pattern densified fibrous web having a relatively high bulk field of relatively low fiber density in a patterned array of spaced zones of relatively high fiber density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dean V. Phan, Paul D. Trokhan
  • Patent number: 5219570
    Abstract: Agglomerated psyllium husk comprising edible acid uniformly dispersed throughout the agglomerating coating. Preferred are maltodextrin-containing agglomerates of psyllium husk comprising citric acid uniformly dispersed throughout the maltodextrin coating. This agglomerated psyllium husk has improved mixability and dispersilibity in liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Melvin A. Barbera
  • Patent number: 5217576
    Abstract: Tissue paper webs useful in the manufacture of soft, absorbent products such as napkins, facial tissues, and sanitary tissues, and processes for making the webs. The tissue paper webs comprise papermaking fibers, a quaternary ammonium compound, a polyhydroxy plasticizer, and a temporary wet strength resin. The process comprises a first step of forming an aqueous papermaking furnish from the above-mentioned components. The second and third steps in the basic process are the deposition of the papermaking furnish onto a foraminous surface such as a Fourdrinier photo-polymer wire and removal of the water from the deposited furnish. An alternate process involves the use of the furnish containing the aforementioned components in a papermaking process which will produce a pattern densified fibrous web having a relatively high bulk field of relatively low fiber density in a patterned array of spaced zones of relatively high fiber density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Inventor: Dean Van Phan
  • Patent number: 5215626
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making soft tissue paper which includes the steps of wet-laying cellulosic fibers to form a web; drying the web and elevating the web temperature, creping the hot web, and applying low levels of a polysiloxane material to the hot, creped web. Preferably, the hot web is dried to a moisture level below its equilibrium moisture content before application of the polysiloxane material. The process may further include the steps of applying an effective amount of a surfactant material to enhance softness and/or wetability control; and/or an effective amount of a binder material such as starch, for linting control, and/or to contribute tensile strength to the tissue paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Ampulski, Albert H. Sawdai, Paul D. Trokhan
  • Patent number: 5210275
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel chromophore-containing compounds useful as sunscreen agents which have the ability to absorb both UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. These compounds comprise a specific type of UVA-absorbing chromophore covalently bonded to a specific type of UVB-absorbing chromophore. The chromophore moieties are covalently bonded together such that the electron systems of these moieties are directly coupled to thereby form a new chromophore.The present invention further relates to sunscreen compositions containing the hereinbefore described type of sunscreen agents. Furthermore, the present invention relates to methods for protecting the skin of humans or lower animals from the effects of UVA and UVB wavelength radiation. This method comprises topically applying to the skin an effective coating of a sunscreen composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Anthony D. Sabatelli
  • Patent number: 5197959
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a disposable absorbent article, and particularly a sanitary napkin, having a flexure-resistant deformation element, the sanitary napkin having a body surface which has a convex upward configuration when the sanitary napkin is worn. Primarily without relying on lateral compressive forces of the wearer's labia, the sanitary napkin of the present invention relies on the lateral compressive forces of the wearer's thighs in order to form or maintain a convex upward configuration when the sanitary napkin is worn. In a preferred embodiment, the deformation element has a means for inducing the body surface of the sanitary napkin to have a convex upward configuration when the sanitary napkin is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Buell
  • Patent number: 5198220
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions/devices and methods for treating diseases of the oral cavity in humans and lower animals using polylactide/glycolide compositions/devices for releasing drugs in the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nalinkant C. Damani
  • Patent number: 5192532
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions useful for reducing plaque and gingival or periodontal diseases comprising monoperoxyphthalic acids and having a pH of from about 3.0 to about 5.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher B. Guay, Joanna P. Hinton
  • Patent number: 5190563
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making individualized, crosslinked fibers which includes the steps of providing cellulosic fibers, contacting the fibers with a solution containing a C.sub.2 -C.sub.9 polycarboxylic acid crosslinking agent, mechanically separating the fibers into substantially individual form, drying the fibers and reacting the crosslinking agent with the individualized fibers to form intrafiber crosslink bonds. Preferably, the crosslinking agent is citric acid, and preferably, between about 0.5 mole % and about 10.0 mole % of the crosslinking agent reacts to form the intrafiber crosslink bonds. The individualized, crosslinked fibers are useful in a variety of absorbent structure applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1993
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Carlisle M. Herron, David J. Cooper, Thomas R. Hanser, Bart S. Hersko
  • Patent number: 5180719
    Abstract: Antimicrobial quinolonyl lactam esters comprising a lactam-containing moiety linked, by an ester group, to the 3-carboxy group of a quinolone moiety. These compounds are of the formula: ##STR1## wherein (1) R.sup.3, R.sup.4, and R.sup.5, together with bonds "a" and "b", form certain lactam-containing moieties similar to those known in the art to have antimicrobial activity; and(2) A.sup.2, A.sup.2, A.sup.3, R.sup.7, R.sup.8, and R.sup.9 form any of a variety of quinolone or naphthyridine structures similar to those known in the art to have antimicrobial activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. White, Thomas P. Demuth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5178880
    Abstract: Compositions, for the administration of nitrofurantoin to a human or other animal subject, comprising:(a) a safe and effective amount of nitrofurantoin particulates having a surface consisting of nitrofurantoin monohydrate, wherein said particulates have a mean particle size greater than about 200 mesh size;(b) nitrofurantoin monohydrate;(c) an effective amount of a suspending agent; and(d) water;wherein the pH of said composition is from about 1 to about 6; and said nitrofurantoin monohydrate is dissolved in said water at saturation level. The nitrofurantoin of this invention are highly efficacious for the oral delivery of nitrofurantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Shahi, Margaret A. McGowan, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 5176900
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions which are effective against calculus comprising a tripolyphosphate salt and an orthophosphate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald J. White, Jr., Edward R. Cox, Mary A. Hunter
  • Patent number: 5173299
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions/devices and methods for treating diseases of the oral cavity in humans and lower animals using polypropenoic acid compositions/devices for releasing drugs in the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nalinkant C. Damani
  • Patent number: 5173296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to marzipan-like compositions comprising psyllium fiber and almond paste, and the use of these compositions as laxatives and/or for cholesterol reduction benefits. The compositions are a convenient, portable, highly palatable, and well tolerated dosage form for administering psyllium fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James R. Andre, John A. Colliopoulos