Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Witte
  • Patent number: 5085654
    Abstract: Disposable diapers provided with breathable leg cuffs. Disposable diapers comprise a topsheet, an absorbent element, and a backsheet. The leg cut of a disposable diaper is that part of the diaper which fits about the wearer's leg. Extensions of the backsheet can be used to form cuffs which are frequently elasticized. In the present invention the cuffs are formed of a material which allows passage of vapor ("breathes") while tending to retard the passage of liquid. Apertured thermoplastic films are examples of such materials. Certain advantages accrue in cuffs which are permeable to vapor in their distal portions and impermeable in the portions adjacent the absorbent element. If the disposable diaper has a breathable backsheet, the cuffs are constructed to be more permeable to vapor per unit area in their breathable portions than is the backsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Buell
  • Patent number: 5085884
    Abstract: Reduced calorie potato chips, and other low moisture fat-containing foods having less waxiness and improved flavor display are dislosed. These benefits are typically obtained by applying to the surface of the potato chip, or other food, fat compositions having certain thixotropic areas that correlate to reduced waxiness impressions. These fat compositions comprise a nondigestible fat component, and optionally a digestible triglyceride fat or oil. The nondigestible fat component comprises a nondigestible oil and preferably low levels of certain solid polyol fatty acid polyesters having ester groups comprising combinations of unsaturated (C.sub.12 or higher) and/or short chain (C.sub.2 -C.sub.12) saturated fatty acid radicals and long chain (C.sub.20 or higher) saturated fatty acid radicals. The solid polyol polyesters bind the liquid oils and thus control or prevent passive oil loss, even at relatively low levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jerry D. Young, Jeffrey J. Kester, Thomas J. Wehmeier, Mary M. Fox, James C. Letton
  • Patent number: 5083675
    Abstract: A removal element is superposed on and joined to the periphery of an aperture which is preformed or precut on one face of a bag constituting part of a Bag-in-Box package.A supporting framework is superposed on the removable element, certain edges of which framework, preferably two, approximately coincide with the edges of the removable part, while the other edges of the latter are covered by the body of the framework.A margined corner of the removable part is left free to be grasped by the user in order to initiate the detachment and the tearing of the removable part. In order to facilitate the tearing, notches are provided, which are formed on one edge of the removable part. The tearing proceeds along the edges of the framework which cover the removable part so as to uncover, partially or entirely, the preformed or precut aperture which is present on one face of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Mario Albanesi
  • Patent number: 5084295
    Abstract: Low calorie frozen desserts, in particular ice cream-like products, having a smooth, creamy, nongritty mouthfeel are disclosed. These frozen desserts contain fat comprising from about 30 to 100% of certain edible, wholly or partially nondigestible intermediate melting polyol polyesters, milk solids other than fat, sweetener, oil-in-water emulsifier, a flavoring substance, and water. The fat is substantially homogeneously dispersed in the aqueous phase as emulsified fat particles having an average particle size of about 5 microns or less. These frozen desserts are obtained by a process which initially involves the formation of a preemulsion by homogenizing a mixture which consists essentially of these intermediate melting polyol polyesters and only a portion of the other dessert ingredients. This preemulsion is then combined with the remaining dessert ingredients, homogenized, pasteurized, and at least partially frozen to provide the frozen desserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard H. Whelan, Marvin J. Rudolph, Vanik D. Petrossian
  • Patent number: 5084267
    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: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nalinkant C. Damani
  • Patent number: 5084212
    Abstract: This invention comprises a composition which provides ultra skin mildness, and excellent lather. This invention is based on an ultra mild surfactant composition comprising: (I) C.sub.8 alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate (C.sub.8 AGS), and (II) foam enhancers for improved foam/lather potential and/or stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Farris, William A. Cassidy, James R. Schwartz, Neal K. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 5080848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an energy saving process for preparing concentrated or condensed surfactant granules. High active surfactant paste is chilled and granulated using fine dispersion mixing. The product surprisingly provides discrete, uniform (200-2,000 micron) granular particles. The granules of the present invention are preferably pure surfactant to be used as an intermediate in a final detergent formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1992
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel L. Strauss, Charles L. Stearns
  • Patent number: 5079027
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nut butter spread composition, having a Casson plastic viscosity value of less than 12 poise comprising from 25% to 55% peanut oil, or other fat component, and from about 40% to about 67% nut solid particles which have been processed to a particle size distribution in which at least 80% have a particle size less than 18 microns, and preferably between about 2 and about 11 microns. The surfaces of the protein and starch bodies of the nut solids are smooth due to a reduction of cytoplastic reticuli surrounding the protein bodies. The particle size distribution is monodispersed, i.e. a curve with a single peak. A process for preparing these particle size peanuts using a roll milling process which can be followed by a separate smearing step is also disclosed. A low fat peanut butter having from 25% to 40% peanut oil is the preferred nut butter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincent Y. Wong, Phillip F. Pflaumer
  • Patent number: 5076953
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mild skin cleansing bar composition comprising: mild synthetic surfactants, moisturizers, polymeric skin feel and mildness aids, selected levels of soap, and low moisture content to provide improved in use properties with regard to bar firmness and reduced messiness. Also disclosed is an ultra mild skin cleansing bar composition comprising: a mixture of selected polymeric skin feel and mildness aids and selected levels of soap. An ultra mild skin cleansing bar is provided which is clinically milder on the skin than water and has improved rinsing, firmness and reduced messiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil W. Jordan, William M. Winkler, Martha C. Visscher, Sharon A. Seaman, Harold O. McGuffey
  • Patent number: 5077073
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fat substitute comprising an ethoxyloted sugar or sugar alcohol sucrose fatty acid ester. Between 1 and about 50 alkoxyl groups are attached by ether linkages to each polyol molecule. Each ethoxylated polyol is esterified with between about 6 and about 8 fatty acid groups, the fatty acids containing between about 2 and about 24 carbon atoms. The invention also relates to a low calorie fat-containing food composition which comprises: (a) non-fat ingredients; and (b) fat ingredients, from about 10% to about 100% by weight of said fat ingredients consisting essentially of the above-described fat substitute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John L. Ennis, Peter W. Kopf, John R. Powell, Stephen E. Rudolph, Martin F. van Buren
  • Patent number: 5073389
    Abstract: A mineral supplemented candy product having improved mineral bioavailability properties and which comprises a matrix of sugar-free confectionary ingredients having distributed therein multiple discrete regions of a mineral supplement composition together with multiple discrete regions of a hardboiled candy composition incorporating an edible potentiating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Horst P. Wienecke
  • Patent number: 5073390
    Abstract: Containers of the present invention are particularly adapted for use in heating a food product contained therein by utilizing an oven that operates with forced heated air. In one embodiment of the present invention, the container includes a body portion having a bottom end panel attached thereto, and a top end panel releasably attached thereto. The container is provided with means for allowing heated air to pass through the container such as a plurality of apertures in the container's top and bottom end panels, or a plurality of apertures in the container's sidewall panel. In one embodiment, the body portion of the container is provided with a pleat that is initially folded. When the container's top end panel is removed, the pleat is unfolded to allow the container to be expanded. In another particularly preferred embodiment of the present invention, the body portion of the container is provided with a line of weakness that is broken to open the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Delos L. Knight, III, Dale A. Panasewicz, Craig M. Saunders
  • Patent number: 5073397
    Abstract: Method or process in which the size of de-juiced natural citrus fiber is very significantly reduced by particularly defined milling operations including a chopping step and a grinding step so that 90% or more of the citrus fiber feedstock has a particle size below about 50 microns, preferably 30 microns, and in which the size-reduced fiber is then mixed into a juice or juice-based beverage. The preferred process pre-treats the feedstock by means of a special separator to improve the flavor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Tarr, Alice L. Burkes, Susie H. Mills
  • Patent number: 5071573
    Abstract: This invention relates to fabric care compositions comprising microemulsified silicone and dye, preferably in liquid fabric softener/silicone compositions and/or liquid detergent/silicone compositions. The aesthetic effect of the dye is greater for such compositions that similar compositions containing macroemulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy W. Coffindaffer, Geraldine M. Coffey
  • Patent number: 5071669
    Abstract: Reduced calorie fat compositions which contain combinations of substantially nonabsorbable, substantially nondigestible polyol polyesters and certain reduced calorie triglycerides that function as anti-anal leakage agents and provide textural/taste benefits are disclosed. These reduced calorie fat compositions are useful in a variety of food applications, including frying oils for salted snacks, chocolate-flavored candy bars and cooking/salad oils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Paul Seiden
  • Patent number: 5068100
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions containing phosphocitrate to provide improved anticalculus activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen F. McClanahan
  • Patent number: 5066419
    Abstract: Perfume particles comprise perfume dispersed within certain water-insoluble nonpolymeric 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 cleaning compositions. 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 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignees: The Procter & Gamble Company, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Darlene R. Walley, Howard J. Buttery, Robert J. Norbury, Diane G. Schmidt, William R. Michael
  • Patent number: D322171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Horst Grunberg, Helmut F. Otto
  • Patent number: D322560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Matthew R. Waine
  • Patent number: D323291
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Frank R. Wilgus