Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Witte
  • Patent number: 5129561
    Abstract: A metering device for successively dispensing uniform volumes of liquid from a container. The upper portion of the dispensing device is divided into a dispensing passage and a metering chamber by a vertical wall. The lower portion of the dispensing device is undivided forming a collecting chamber, the upper portion of which communicates with both the metering chamber and the dispensing passage. The metering chamber has axially spaced inlet and vent openings connected to the inner area of the liquid container. The metering chamber is partially segregated from the collecting chamber by a baffle protruding from the vertical wall. This baffle insures accurate operation of the dispensing device and reduces its necessary volume and length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: James L. Drobish
  • Patent number: 5130133
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to methods for providing mucosal-protection comprising administering to a human or lower animal a safe and effective amount of an extract from plant species of the genera Wedelia, Eclipta and Aspilia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tuticorin G. Rajagopalan, Jared L. Randall
  • Patent number: 5128140
    Abstract: Oral pharmaceutical compositions in unit dosage form suitable for swallowing (especially capsules) comprising a safe and effective amount of a soluble bismuth-containing pharmaceutical agent (preferably a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt suitable for oral co-administration of bismuth and an H.sub.2 receptor blocking anti-secretory agent), and optionally one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier materials, wherein the packing density of the dosage unit is less than about 1 g/ml.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Francis B. Chapura, Sekhar Mitra
  • Patent number: 5126487
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a process for the preparation of 2-alkyl-4-acyl-6-tert-butylphenol compound having the chemical structure: ##STR1## wherein -R is an aliphatic group having a terminally unsaturated moiety selected from --C.tbd.CH and --CH.dbd.C.dbd.CH.sub.2, and R' is selected from saturated, straight, branched or cyclic alkyl having from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms; the 2-alkyl-4-acyl-6-tert-butylphenol compound being produced in a reaction mixture comprising the corresponding 2-alkyl-6-tert-butylphenol: ##STR2## the corresponding carboxylic acid: RCOOH, and trifluoroacetic anhydride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas W. Gibson, Richard S. Echler
  • Patent number: 5125886
    Abstract: A paperboard laminate carbon for containing a liquid product. The innermost and outermost surfaces of the carton are coated with a polymer which is both liquid impermeable and heat sealable. One of the walls of the carton includes an aperture which is fitted with an improved one-piece plastic spout. The spout, prior to installation, includes one preformed flange which contacts one surface of the carton about an aperture in the carton wall. A truncated skirt having a maximum cross-section small enough to pass through the aperture in the carton wall without damaging either the skirt or the carton wall extends from one surface of the preformed flange. A second flange is formed from the truncated skirt after the skirt has been inserted through the aperture in the carton wall.Spout configurations which may be inserted from the exterior or the interior of the carton are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: William P. Dirksing
  • Patent number: 5126061
    Abstract: Microcapsules which are prepared using coacervation processes and/or which have a complex structure in which there is a large central core of encapsulated material, preferably perfume, and the walls contain small wall inclusion particles of either the core material or some other material that can be activated to disrupt the wall are disclosed. The microcapsules that are prepared by coacervation and contain perfume are especially desirable for inclusion in fabric softener compositions that have a pH of about 7 or less and which contain cationic fabric softener. The encapsulated perfume preferably does not contain large amounts of relatively water-soluble ingredients. Such ingredients are added separately to the fabric softener compositions. Ingredients that have high and low volatilities as compared to, e.g., the desired perfume, can either be added to, or removed from, the perfume to achieve the desired volatility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Daniel W. Michael
  • Patent number: 5126150
    Abstract: Calcium lactate coated psyllium fiber composition and psyllium-containing baked cookie composition having high fiber content and good eating qualities. These baked cookies comprise calcium lactate coated psyllium fiber, insoluble dietary fiber, shortening, flour, sugar and water. Eating quality of these psyllium-containing cookies is especially enhanced by their reduced tendency for the composition to stick to and/or form a film on teeth during ingestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David M. Piatt, Julia M. Courts, Mary M. Fox
  • Patent number: 5124301
    Abstract: Highly alkaline transesterification catalysts like alkali metal alkoxides, which are not stable in the atmosphere, are stabilized by surrounding them with fatty acid esters of volatile alcohols. These fatty acid esters of volatile alcohols are preferably solid and/or, preferably, are the same as one of the reactants in the transesterification reaction that is being catalyzed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glen R. Wyness, John K. Howie
  • Patent number: 5122577
    Abstract: Polycationic wet-strength materials such as KYMENE are chemically modified to provide unsaturated hydrocarbon substituents. The modified KYMENE is cross-linked onto and into latex particles to provide improved wet-strength agents for use in paper treatments. Thus, KYMENE is reacted, for example, with acrylic acid and cross-linked with styrene/butadiene to provide a polycationic latex wet-strength agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Isao Noda
  • Patent number: 5120563
    Abstract: Fat-containing and sugar-containing food compositions which comprise: (1) from about 2 to about 98% of a fat component having from about 10 to 100% of certain reduced calorie fats, and (2) from about 2 to about 98% of a sugar component having from about 10 to about 100% of certain reduced calorie sugars are disclosed. Examples of such compositions include flavored confectionery fat products, such as chocolate-flavored candy bars, chocolate-flavored coatings for enrobed products and chocolate-flavored chips, baked good products, such as cakes, brownies and cookies, and emulsified oil products such as margarines and salad dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marvin J. Mohlenkamp, Jr., Phillip F. Pflaumer
  • Patent number: 5116610
    Abstract: Cholestyramine and polyol polyesters are administered orally to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Charles D. Broaddus
  • Patent number: 5116821
    Abstract: The subject invention involves pharmaceutical compositions comprising a sulfated glyceroglucolipid having the structure: ##STR1## wherein n is an integer of from 1 to about 5, R is hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.24 acyl or alkyl, R' is hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.24 acyl or alkyl, and M.sup.+ is a cationic moiety, and methods of treating or preventing gastroduodenal diseases or disorders caused by or associated with H. pylori by administering such compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jared L. Randall, Robert D. Leunk
  • Patent number: 5115966
    Abstract: A package for storing and dispensing granular materials such as dishwashing detergent. The package has a carton section, preferably made from paperboard, that has a plug receptacle preferably in its top wall adjacent the top edge. The package further includes a corner cap for measuring quantities of the granular material. The corner cap form fits over the corner of the package that has the plug receptacle adjacent to it. The cap has a plug extending into its inner container space so as to telescope into the plug receptacle in a complimentary fashion when the cap is placed on the carton. The plug and plug receptacle ensure that the cap remains securely attached to the carton when not in use. The carton also includes a dispensing orifice for dispensing the granular material from the carton into the cap. The plug receptacle can be the dispensing orifice if it extends through the entire distance of the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary E. McKibben, Vernon N. Goetz, Elise M. Boehm
  • Patent number: 5116847
    Abstract: The subject invention involves compositions and methods of using loperamide and related compounds for treatment of symptoms associated with respiratory diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sheri A. Gilbert, Haruko Mizoguchi, Robert P. Charest, Timothy P. O'Neill, Ronald L. Smith
  • Patent number: 5116745
    Abstract: A process for the selective hydrolysis of triglyderides to 2-acyl glycerides is disclosed. This process uses a primary lower alkyl alcohol selected from the group consisting of methanol, the primary butanols and the primary pentanols and 2-butanol, an aqueous buffer system and a 1,3-lipase. The 2-acylmonglycerides can be used to make stereospecific 1,2-diacyl glycerides or 2,3-diacyl glycerides through esterification with acid anhydrides and 1,3-lipase catalysis. Stereospecific 1,2,3-triglycerides can be made from these materials by standard esterification reactions under conditions which control rearrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Adam W. Mazur, George D. Hiler, II, Magda El-Nokaly
  • Patent number: 5114771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a perforator blade for core wound paper products, such as toilet tissue and paper towels. The perforator blade has a relatively narrow notch width and a relatively narrow tooth width. As the notch width and tooth width of the perforator blade are decreased, the total notch width, which is the aggregate of the width of each notch across the total width of the perforator blade, is similarly decreased.A perforator blade according to the present invention provides very high perforation bond strengths, joining superimposed plies in face-to-face relation, without unduly increasing the tensile strength of the lands bridging adjacent sheets of the core wound paper product. Also, individual tooth flexibility is increased according to the present invention resulting in enhanced perforator blade life and perforation bond quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Randy G. Ogg, Mark A. Habel
  • Patent number: 5114718
    Abstract: This invention relates to devices/compositions and methods for treating diseases of the oral cavity in humans and lower animals using non-biodegradable devices/compositions which are biocompatible but not bioerodible for releasing drugs in or around a periodontol pocket or gingival sulcus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nalinkant C. Damani
  • Patent number: 5112884
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental filling material containing at least one polymerizable (meth)-acrylic acid ester, characterized in that it contains 20 to 90% by weight, calculated on the total composition, of a compound consisting of the structural element E2 and at least one of the structural elements E1 and/or E3 and/or E4 of the general formula ##STR1## where R.sub.1 denotes a methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl or an unsubstituted or CH.sup.3 --C.sub.3 H.sub.7 --substituted phenyl radical, R.sub.2 denotes a CH.sub.2 .dbd.CH--, CH.sub.2 .dbd.CHCOO(CH.sub.2).sub.n --]or ##STR2## or R.sub.1, n denotes 0, 1, 2 or 3, and M denotes titanium or zirconium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Bernhard Hanke
  • Patent number: D326052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Beechuk, Ronald J. Zamorski, Robert F. Thomas, William M. Hart
  • Patent number: D327222
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Paul D. Fuchs