Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Witte
  • Patent number: 5147675
    Abstract: Extrusion-cooked snack chips, comprising from about 65% to about 90% by weight of cereal material, from about 10% to about 35% by weight of fat, and from about 0.2% to about 3.0% by weight of water. A process for producing these chips is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dennis R. Gage, Richard W. Lodge, Stephen R. Cammarn, Vincent Y. Wong
  • Patent number: 5143728
    Abstract: Psyllium-containing filling compositions having excellent texture, mouthfeel, and palatability. These filling compositions essentially comprise psyllium fiber and higher levels of glycerin, and preferably comprise sweeteners and flavorants. Furthermore, they have water activities ("A.sub.W ") below about 0.35. The compositions are ingested to control constipation, bowel function, blood cholestrol levels, glood glucose tolerance, and/or appetite, as well as for prophylaxis and treatment of intestinal disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James W. Cappel, Robert D. Rece
  • Patent number: 5143679
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus for incrementally stretching "zero strain" stretch laminate webs to impart elasticity thereto in the direction of stretching, at least up to the point of initial stretching. The "zero strain" stretch laminate material is formed of at least two plies of material which are either intermittently or substantially continuously secured to one another along at least a portion of their coextensive surfaces while in a substantially untensioned ("zero strain") condition. One of the plies is stretchable and elastomeric, while the second ply is elongatable, but not necessarily elastomeric. The second ply will, upon stretching of the laminate, be at least to a degree permanently elongated so that, upon release of the applied tensile forces, it will not return to its original undistorted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gerald M. Weber, James W. Richardson
  • Patent number: 5143261
    Abstract: A container for successively dispensing substantially uniform volumes of a plurality of liquid ingredients such that the liquids are simultaneously dispensed in a desired proportion to form a mixture. The container has a plurality of separate compartments; each compartment being adapted to house a different liquid ingredient. Each compartment has a tubular metering device located therein. The metering device dispenses a previously metered volume and meters a second volume by controlling the venting of air within the compartment each time the container is tilted and uprighted as in a normal dispensing operation. A continuous lip surrounds the dispensing opening of each metering device. The continuous lip prevents a liquid ingredient from entering the dispensing opening of another liquid ingredient compartment and contaminating that compartment. In addition, a flip top cap is attached to the upper end wall. In the closed position the cap seals the dispensing openings of each metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: James L. Drobish
  • Patent number: 5143776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dual laminae tissue laminate having the laminae adhesively joined. The laminae are joined by a water dispersible, and preferably water soluble, hot melt adhesive. The adhesive is applied to one of the laminae in a longitudinally oriented stripe. The stripe is deposited either ina spiral pattern or, preferably, in a melt blown pattern. This stripe provides the advantage that softness is not compromised and that the tissue laminate may be easily disposed, without concern that the adhesive, or the laminate, will not break down in the presence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Edward J. Givens
  • Patent number: 5142072
    Abstract: A process for the selective esterification of long chain length fatty acid monoglycerides, particularly monobehenin, with medium chain length fatty acid anhdyrides, particularly a mixture of C.sub.8 and C.sub.10 saturated fatty acid anhdyrides is disclosed. In this process, an at least about 60% pure C.sub.18 -C.sub.24 fatty acid monoglyceride or mixture thereof is esterified with an at least about 50% pure C.sub.6 -C.sub.10 fatty acid anhydride or mixture thereof at a temperature of from about 90.degree. to aobut 190.degree. C. in the substantial absence of an esterificastion catalyst. The mole ratio of fatty acid anhydride to monoglyceride used in this monoglyceride esterification is at least about 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gordon K. Stipp, Bernard W. Kluesener
  • Patent number: 5142071
    Abstract: A process for the selective esterification of long chain length fatty acid monoglycerides, particularly monobehenin, with medium chain length fatty acids, particularly a mixture of C.sub.8 and C.sub.10 saturated fatty acids, is disclosed. In this process, an at least about 60% pure C.sub.18 -C.sub.24 fatty acid monoglyceride or mixture thereof is esterified with an at least about 90% pure C.sub.6 -C.sub.10 fatty acid or mixture thereof at a temperature of from about 140.degree. to about 250.degree. C. in the substantial absence of an esterification catalyst. The mole ratio of fatty acid to monoglyceride used in this monoglyceride esterification is at least about 3:1. Water generated during this monoglyceride esterification is also continuously removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bernard W. Kluesener, Gordon K. Stipp, David K. Yang
  • Patent number: 5139687
    Abstract: Cyclodextrin complex is suspended in polyalkylene glycol carrier material that does not displace the included material. The preferred perfume/cyclodextrin complexes, either alone or admixed with solvent (e.g., water), are preferably suspended in the carrier and then incorporated into solid, dryer-activated, fabric treatment (conditioning) compositions, preferably containing fabric softeners, more preferably cationic and/or nonionic fabric softeners. The perfume complexes provide fabrics with perfume benefits when they are rewetted after drying. Volatile perfume materials, including those materials that are commonly associated with "freshness" can be applied to the fabrics in an effective way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Borgher, Sr., Clyde D. Palmer, Toan Trinh, Paul A. Wendland
  • Patent number: 5137660
    Abstract: A process for the selective esterification of glycerol and 1-glyceryl derivatives to 1,3-disubstituted glycerides is disclosed. This process uses a water immiscible solvent, either a hydrocarbon or halogenated hydrocarbon, a 1,3-lipase and fatty acid anhydrides. This reaction mixture selectively esterifies the primary alcohol groups of glycerol or glycerol derivatives. The preferred derivatives of glycerol are alkyl ethers, alkyl phosphates, phospholipids, alkyl and diaklyl phosphates, and sugar glycosides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Adam W. Mazur, George D. Hiler, II
  • Patent number: 5138002
    Abstract: Temporary wet strength resins, and paper products containing same, having a molecular weight of from about 20,000 to about 200,000, most preferably from about 30,000 to about 95,000, having the formula: ##STR1## wherein: A is ##STR2## and X is --O--, --NH--, or --NCH.sub.3 --, and R is a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic group; Y.sub.1 and Y.sub.2 are independently --H, --CH.sub.3, or a halogen; W is a nonnucleophilic, water-soluble nitrogen heterocyclic moiety; and Q is a cationic monomeric unit. The mole percent of "a" ranges from about 30% to about 70%, preferably from about 45% to about 55%; the mole percent of "b" ranges from about 30% to about 70%, preferably from about 45% to about 55%; and the mole percent of "c" ranges from about 1% to about 40%, most perferably from about 2% to about 8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David W. Bjorkquist
  • Patent number: 5137209
    Abstract: A generally-flat bayonet handle is provided having an elongated handle section for gripping by the consumer. Extending from each terminus of the handle section is an elongated neck section having a width less than the width of the handle section. Respective ends of the bayonet handles are formed by barb heads attached to the neck sections. Each barb head has thereon at least two barbs which, when inserted into appropriately placed apertures on the sides of a soap or detergent powder carton, are ensnared on a lip of the apparatus and thereby maintain the engagement of the handle on the carton. The combination of the bayonet handle and the carton provide a novel soap or detergent powder package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John T. Roberts, Claude E. Monsees, Larry J. Mattson, Ralph S. Goldstein, Ronald H. Wanless, Charles L. Gunn, Harold Davis, Robert J. Apke
  • Patent number: 5137537
    Abstract: Disclosed are absorbent structures containing individualized, crosslinked fibers. The individualized, crosslinked fibers preferably have a C.sub.2 -C.sub.9 polycarboxylic acid crosslinking agent reacted with the fibers in the form of intrafiber crosslink bonds. Preferably, the crosslinking agent is citric acid, and between about 0.5 mole % and about 10.0 mole % crosslinking agent react to form the intrafiber crosslink bonds. Also preferably, the absorbent structures have actual dry densities greater than their corresponding equilibrium wet densities, and expand upon wetting. The absorbent structures may also contain hydrogel-forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Cellulose Company
    Inventors: Carlisle M. Herron, David J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5137646
    Abstract: Perfume particles comprise perfume dispersed within certain water-insoluble polymeric carrier materials and encapsulated in a protective shell by coating with a friable coating material. The coated particles allow for preservation and protection of perfumes which are susceptible to degradation or loss in storage and in harsh cleaning conditions. In use, the surface coating fractures and the underlying carrier/perfume particles efficiently deliver a large variety of perfume types to fabrics or other surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Diane G. Schmidt, Howard J. Buttery, Robert J. Norbury
  • Patent number: 5134007
    Abstract: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent pads, sanitary napkins and the like that have multiple layer absorbent cores that are suitable for acquiring and containing liquids in an especially effective and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George S. Reising, Bruce H. Bergman, Sandra H. Clear, Susan E. Guinn, Rolando Gomez-Santiago
  • Patent number: 5131566
    Abstract: A package for flowable products incorporating a refill facilitating pouring spout structure. The pouring spout portion of the structure is equipped with a piercing element along its uppermost edge. The refill package of flowable product preferably comprises a flexible pouch which is positioned on top and over the refill facilitating pouring spout structure. The piercing element on the refill pouring spout portion of the structure pierces the bottom of the flexible refill package and the bulk of the flowable product contained therein runs through the pouring spout portion of the structure into the container. Any flowable product running over the outside walls of the pouring spout portion of the structure runs into the container via a drain back feature and vent hole provided at the base of the pouring spout portion of the structure. The refill facilitating pouring spout structure is preferably provided with screw threads for releasably attaching it to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Guy A. L. Bavegems
  • Patent number: RE33996
    Abstract: Anti-anal leakage agents are used in combination with liquid polyol fatty acid polyesters to provide pharmaceutical and food compositions for treating and/or preventing hypercholesterolemia while avoiding undesired anal leakage of the liquid polyesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Ronald J. Jandacek
  • Patent number: D328366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: David A. Villani
  • Patent number: D328392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kurt E. Holstein, II, Michael P. Whan, Mary F. Minnis, Thomas J. Hall
  • Patent number: D328422
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul D. Fuchs, Robert C. Best
  • Patent number: D328431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John E. Skidmore, Sonya S. Hewitt, Louis Y. Gutting