Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Witte
  • Patent number: 5102282
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transferring a unit load from one pallet to another pallet or slip sheet without creasing the containers constituting the unit load. In one embodiment the unit load containing pallet and the empty pallet are aligned side-by-side on a platform. The platform is selectively moveable about an axis parallel to the adjacent sides of the pallets between a horizontal position and a tilted position in which the empty pallet is lowermost. A push plate moveable relative to the platform transfers the unit load onto the empty pallet or slip sheet while the platform is tilted. The force required to transfer the unit load is reduced, when contrasted to horizontal transfer, since the component forces of the unit load are changed by the tilting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Harry B. Maddox
  • Patent number: 5102683
    Abstract: Edible compositions comprising solid and liquid fatty materials, and having a high solids content, said solids having a particle size of 10 microns or less. Preferably, the fatty materials are wholly or partially non-digestible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James A. Letton, Joseph McGrady, David J. Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 5102597
    Abstract: Absorbent polymeric macrostructures that are porous and comprise an interparticle crosslinked aggregate having a circumscribed dry volume greater than about 10.0 mm.sup.3. The interparticle crosslinked aggregate comprises a multiplicity of precursor particles of substantially water-insoluble, absorbent, hydrogel-forming, polymer material; and an interparticle crosslinking agent reacted with the polymer material of the precursor particles to form crosslink bonds between the precursor particles. Because of the particulate nature of the precursor particles, the macrostructure has pores between adjacent precursor particles. The pores are interconnected by intercommunicating channels such that the macrostructure is liquid permeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald C. Roe, Frank H. Lahrman, Charles J. Berg
  • Patent number: 5100684
    Abstract: Potato pieces, for example, potato slices, french fries, and potato cubes or potato skins are prepared with a lower fat content by frying the potato pieces in an oil comprising from about 0.5 to about 2% of a hydrophobic silica. Alternatively, the potato pieces can be dipped in silica or water or oil containing silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 31, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Magda El-Nokaly, George D. Hiler
  • Patent number: 5098694
    Abstract: A natural deodorant composition containing glyceryl laurate, sorbic or benzoic acid and citric acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bernd Komp, Christiane Gigengack
  • Patent number: 5096700
    Abstract: The subject invention involves halogenated amino acid derivatives useful as antimicrobial agents having the structure: ##STR1## wherein --R is hydrogen or 2-aminoethyl; --R' is hydroxy, alkoxy, aryloxy, or an amino acid residue bonded at the amino nitrogen; --R" is hydrogen or an amino acid residue bonded at the carbonyl carbon; --X is halogen; and --Y is hydrogen or halogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William L. Seibel, Joseph H. Gardner
  • Patent number: 5096608
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ultra mild skin cleansing composition comprising: mild synthetic surfactants, moisturizers and selected levels of soap. An ultra mild skin cleansing bar is provided which is clinically milder on the skin than water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Leonard E. Small, Paul H. Garrison, Jr., William M. Winkler, Sharon A. Seaman, Alyce J. Papa
  • Patent number: 5094761
    Abstract: An effective amount of perfume/cyclodextrin complex is applied to fabric that is preferably at least partially wetted. A preferred method applies said complex to said fabric in an automatic laundry dryer. The perfume/cyclodextrin complexes are preferably incorporated into solid, dryer-activated, fabric treatment (conditioning) composition, preferably containing fabric softeners, more preferably cationic and/or nonionic fabric softeners. The 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. Clay provides protection for said perfume/cyclodextrin complexes, especially when certain materials like some nonionic fabric softeners and/or fatty acids are present and in contact with said perfrum/cyclodextrin complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, John M. Gardlik, Todd J. Banks, Fernando Benvegnu
  • Patent number: 5092862
    Abstract: An article having a pliable portion which is to be elastically secured about the periphery of a member having a substantially predetermined cross-section by means of an elasticized fastening system. The pliable portion of the article has a first end portion and a second end portion located at opposite ends of the encircling portion of the article. The first end portion includes an elasticized fastening system having at least one segment which is capable of being elastically shirred along at least a portion of its length. The shirrable portion of the segment comprises an elastomeric member which, prior to the securement of the first and second end portions of the article to one another, is maintained in a prestretched and tensioned condition in the desired direction of shirring. The opposed ends of the shirrable segment in the article are interconnected to one another through the prestretched and tensioned elastomeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Delmar R. Muckenfuhs, Steven R. Gilbert
  • 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: 5087255
    Abstract: An absorbent article having an inflected barrier cuff which promotes better containment and fit. The absorbent article comprises a liquid pervious topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet; an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet; a barrier cuff positioned adjacent each longitudinal edge of the absorbent article and having a proximal edge and a distal edge; spacing means for spacing the distal edge away from the liquid-receiving surface (topsheet) of the absorbent article; first closing means for securing the distal edges inboard of the proximal edges in a first waist region; and a second closing means for securing the distal edges outboard of the proximal edges in a second waist region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Bret A. Sims
  • Patent number: 5085852
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions useful for treating and/or preventing microbial infections in the oral cavity of humans and/or lower animals in need of such treatment comprising a monoperphthalic acid compound and suitable carrier materials having at least 70% of the particle sizes of the latter component(s) in a range of from about 40 microns to 500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Todd J. Banks
  • Patent number: 5085785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for purifying impure psyllium husk using fluorinated hydrocarbons and the psyllium husk having greater than about 99% purity prepared by these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Allan T. Reeves
  • Patent number: D324332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John A. Seifert, Rocco D. Papalia, Craig F. Sampson, Christopher Loew
  • Patent number: D324333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Griffin, Damian J. R. Mycroft, David E. Salmon, Nicholas B. Verebelyi
  • Patent number: D324334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Thomas, John R. Shaffer
  • Patent number: D324335
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Antonius C. G. Leebeek, Paul Maes
  • Patent number: D324339
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles G. Yeazell, Timothy J. Beechuk, Peter J. Hargraves
  • Patent number: D324796
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gregory J. McCabe
  • Patent number: D325164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David V. Cann, Michael E. Butler