Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Jeffrey V. Bamber
  • Patent number: 8337190
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided which uses activation members for incrementally stretching a web at a low strain rate. The activation members include an activation belt and a single activation member wherein the activation belt and single activation member comprise a plurality of teeth and grooves that complement and engage one another at a depth of engagement in a deformation zone. The depth of engagement can be controlled to increase linearly over at least a portion of the deformation zone such that a web interposed between the activation belt and the single activation member in the deformation zone is incrementally stretched at a low rate of strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Brian Strube, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jill Marlene Orr
  • Patent number: 8322910
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mixing by producing shear and/or cavitation, and components for the apparatus are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a mixing and/or cavitation chamber with an element such as an orifice component that is located adjacent the entrance of the cavitation chamber. The apparatus may further include a blade, such as a knife-like blade, disposed inside the mixing and/or cavitation chamber opposite the orifice component. In one version of such an embodiment, the apparatus is configured to be cleaned in place. The apparatus may, be provided with at least one drain in liquid communication with the mixing chamber. If the apparatus comprises a blade, the apparatus may further include a blade holder that is movable so that the distance between the tip of the blade and the discharge of the orifice can be varied. In this or other embodiments, the apparatus is configured to be scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Erich William Gansmuller, Ke-ming Quan, Yunpeng Yang, Francesc Corominas
  • Patent number: 8241543
    Abstract: A method for making apertures in a web comprising providing a precursor web material; providing a pair of counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers, wherein a first roller comprises circumferentially-extending ridges and grooves, and a second roller comprises teeth being tapered from a base and a tip, the teeth being joined to the second roller at the base, the base of the tooth having a cross-sectional length dimension greater than a cross-sectional width dimension; and moving the web material through a nip of the counter-rotating, intermeshing rollers; wherein apertures are formed in the precursor web material as the teeth on one of the rollers intermesh with grooves on the other of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 8240908
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for combining multiple materials into a stream. The multiple materials may include both a major material and one or more minor materials. The minor materials are added using inlet tubes. The major and minor materials are added at transient or steady state flow rates, depending upon a command from a control signal. The apparatus and method utilize a control system which does not have flow control valves, flow control feedback loops or a dynamic mix tank. The actual flow rates track the commanded flow rates, but deviate by an error. The claimed arrangement provides a time-based error believed to be unobtainable in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roger Phillip Williams, Jon Kevin McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 8234744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brush and a bristle holder. The invention relates in particular to a bristle holder for a brush, the bristle holder having a frame, a bristle anchoring means, and a back part, the back part having a first end area adjacent to the handle part of a connectable brush and a second end area adjacent to the brush end, the first end area supporting at least one first connecting element and the second end area supporting at least one positioning element and at least one holding element. The invention furthermore relates to a brush with and for a bristle holder of the described type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Juergen Seng, Michael Kloeppel-Riech, Katja Honnefeller, Sven Beutner, Olaf Soerensen, Armin Schwarz-Hartmann
  • Patent number: 8232505
    Abstract: A hair-styling device having an essentially cylindrical heating part on which at least one heatable styling part is provided for heating the hair. At least one lateral limit of the styling part is designed here as a styling edge. At least one guide means is arranged around the styling part in at least some areas, with a guide edge running parallel to the styling edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Hottenrott, Gisa Nicolin, Duy Phong Vu
  • Patent number: 8066016
    Abstract: A hair styling device with a handle part, at least one heater part and two metallic molded parts that are preferably made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy and serve, in particular, for straightening, curling or waving hair. Hairs can be inserted between facing contact surfaces of the molded parts and the molded parts can be changed from an open state into a closed state. In order to ensure particularly good sliding properties for the hair, the invention proposes that the contact surfaces are at least regionally provided with an enamel coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Friedrich Henninger, Jürgen Seng, Dieter Liebenthal
  • Patent number: 8021591
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided which uses activation members for incrementally stretching a web at a low strain rate. The activation members include an activation belt and a single activation member wherein the activation belt and single activation member comprise a plurality of teeth and grooves that complement and engage one another at a depth of engagement in a deformation zone. The depth of engagement can be controlled to increase linearly over at least a portion of the deformation zone such that a web interposed between the activation belt and the single activation member in the deformation zone is incrementally stretched at a low rate of strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Joseph Curro, John Brian Strube, Timothy Ian Mullane, Jill Marlene Orr
  • Patent number: 7989369
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to articles comprising nanofibers. The nanofibers, having a diameter of less than 1 micron, may comprise a significant number of the fibers in one layer of the web contained by the article. Preferably, the nanofibers are produced in a melt film fibrillation process. The articles include diapers, training pants, adult incontinence pads, catamenials products such as feminine care pads and pantiliners, tampons, personal cleansing articles, personal care articles, and personal care wipes including baby wipes, facial wipes, and feminine wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Bryan Bond, Rajeev Chhabra, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Han Xu
  • Patent number: 7917985
    Abstract: Wipes capable of picking up hair and other large particles, and methods of making same, are provided. A wipe includes a layer of netting material bonded to a substrate, and subsequently stretched via ring rolls such that strands of the netting material break and extend outwardly from the substrate to form teeth. The wipe may be impregnated with one or more chemical ingredients, such as cleaning solutions, soaps, antiseptics, surfactants, tackifying agents, antimicrobial agents, detergents, bleaches, polishes, and facial cleansers. The wipe may be electrostatically charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kyra Dorsey, Jessica Kapik
  • Patent number: 7905981
    Abstract: This disclosed invention relates to a method of making a dry paint transfer laminate, comprising: applying a paint film layer over one side of a release liner and drying or curing the paint film layer, the paint film layer comprising a binder and a pigment, the paint film layer having an upper surface and a lower surface, the release liner having a release surface, the lower surface of the paint film layer overlying the release surface of the release liner; and applying an adhesive layer over the upper surface of the paint film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Truog, Roger A. Fahlsing, Frank Y. Shih
  • Patent number: 7897228
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface that includes a sheet of dry color component having a margin, a front sheet surface, and a rear sheet surface opposite the front sheet surface, and an adhesive on the rear sheet surface for bonding the sheet to the surface. Either the margin of the sheet or the entire sheet is adapted for reducing or eliminating the visual perceptibility of the seam created when the margin is positioned in an overlapping, abutting, or spaced apart relationship with a margin of a juxtaposed second article. The reduction or elimination of the visual perceptibility of the seam may be promoted by a physical mechanism, a chemical mechanism, an optical mechanism, or a combination of these mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Robert Lawrence Prosise, John William Toussant, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Anneke Margaret Kaminski, Julie Ann Pawlikowski, Bruce Neil Hall, Roxanne Drago Westendorf
  • Patent number: 7897227
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. The article further includes a releasable liner, and the sheet of dry color component is arranged between the releasable liner and the adhesive. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise delivering such an article to the architectural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Michael John O'Brien, Andrew Julian Wnuk, John William Toussant, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Patent number: 7846522
    Abstract: Layered articles for applying color on a surface including a sheet of visually-perceivable color effects, a bonding agent capable of bonding the sheet to the surface, and a releasable liner removably attached to the sheet. The article further includes a substance, agent or barrier that prevents or, at the least, reduces the transfer of an extraneous agent from the surface to a location in the layered article that would affect the visually-perceivable color effect conveyed by the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anneke Margaret Kaminski, John Vincent Fontana, Keith L. Truog, Roger A. Fahlsing, Valery Golub
  • Patent number: 7842363
    Abstract: A self-wound decorative dry paint transfer laminate includes a layer of dry paint, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one side of the dry paint layer, and a release liner in releasable contact with the dry paint layer on a side opposite from the pressure-sensitive adhesive. The release liner has a matte release coat layer that contacts the dry paint layer. The matte release coat releasably adheres to the dry paint layer to provide a protective function but also to transfer a decorative matte finish to the dry paint layer when the release liner is removed from the dry paint layer. The opposite side of the release liner has an adhesive release coat that contacts the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the laminate is in a self-wound form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Truog, Tamara L. McCartney, Craig W. Potter, Roger A. Fahlsing, Diane B. Ewanko
  • Patent number: D650526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventor: Björn Kling
  • Patent number: D652168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Kling, Fritz T Schubert
  • Patent number: D656732
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Duy Phong Vu, Christine Bachmann
  • Patent number: D664296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Kling, Fritz T Schubert
  • Patent number: D665128
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Kling, Fritz T Schubert