Patents Represented by Attorney Richard C. Witte
  • Patent number: 5066510
    Abstract: A reduced calorie fat which contains combined MLM and MML triglycerides, combined LLM and LML triglycerides, LLL triglycerides, MMM triglycerides and other triglycerides; wherein M is a C.sub.6 to C.sub.10 saturated fatty acid residue and L is a C.sub.20 to C.sub.24 saturated fatty acid residue and a fatty acid composition having: from about 35% to about 60% combined C.sub.8 and C.sub.10 saturated fatty acids, a ratio of C.sub.8 to C.sub.10 saturated fatty acids of from about 1:4 to about 4:1, and from about 35% to about 60% behenic fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Albert M. Ehrman, Paul Seiden, Rose M. Weitzel, Robert L. White
  • Patent number: 5064106
    Abstract: A package for dispensing premeasured quantities of a granular or powdered fluent material, having an elongate container with sloping shoulders and an open, upstanding neck surmounted by an overcap. The overcap has a topwall, a dispensing orifice, an outer skirt, and an inner skirt separate from or partially contiguous with the outer skirt. The inner skirt surrounds the container neck in an overlapping, laterally-spaced relationship. These define a preliminary measuring section above the container neck bounded by the topwall and the inner skirt, a main measuring section bounded by the sloping shoulders and the outer skirt, and an outlet passage located between the inner and outer skirts and communicating with the dispensing orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Butler, David V. Cann, Lee Burrowes
  • Patent number: 5064676
    Abstract: The invention is a roast and ground flaked coffee that provides the benefits of increased extractability and decreased brewing time. The coffee is produced specifically for use with foodservice industry 1/2-gallon brewers or urn brewers. The coffee flakes particularly suited for use in a 1/2-gallon brewer have a thickness of from about 0.004 inch to about 0.018 inch (about 0.10 mm to about 0.46 mm), a moisture level of from about 3% by weight to about 6% by weight, and a particle size fines level such that from about 30% to about 50% by weight of the particles pass through a No. 20 U.S. Standard Screen. The flake thickness, moisture level, and fines level are related by a brew solids equation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: William J. Gore
  • Patent number: 5064543
    Abstract: This invention relates to fabric care compositions comprising a silcone gel for ease of ironing and improved appearance after ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy W. Coffindaffer, Robert G. Bartolo, Kathleen A. Belfiore
  • Patent number: 5064671
    Abstract: Method of and apparatus for extracting whole juice sacs from citrus fruits by fluid impinging chunks of peeled fruit meat. In one embodiment, a fruit chunk is fed into a fluid impingement chamber that includes a plurality of off-center orifices. High-pressure fluid emitted from the orifices strikes the fruit chunk and spins it such that the fruit chunk's juice sacs are stripped from the chunk's sectional membranes. In another preferred embodiment, a plurality of fluid impingement chambers are incorporated into a high-speed, continuous motion turret. In yet another preferred embodiment, fruit chunks are fed into an inclined tube that includes fluid orifices which emit high pressure fluid. Controlling the fluid pressure, nozzle orifice size, number of orifices, direction of fluid jets, impingement time, and size and shape of the fruit chunks determine how substantially the radial membranes of fruit chunks are stripped of juice sacs without shredding the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald W. Kock, Peter G. Gosselin, H. Norman Reiboldt
  • Patent number: 5064670
    Abstract: A frying fat exhibiting a reduced concentration of saturates is disclosed. Said low-saturate frying fat is particularly useful in confectionary applications and is comprised of about 40% to about 80% intermediate-melting fat, and about 20% to about 60% unhydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated base oil. If desired, said frying fat may also contain less than about 7% fully- or substantially-hydrogenated hardstock having an iodine value of about 20 or less. Said intermediate-melting fat comprises from about 14% to about 35% C.sub.12 -C.sub.18 saturated fatty acids; at least about 40% trans-isomers of unsaturated fatty acids (by percentage of total fat); at least about 46% of all double bonds in the trans-configuration; at least about 40% solids (SFC) at 21.1.degree. C. (70.degree. F.); and has an iodine value of about 55 to about 75. Said base oil comprises no more than about 11% C.sub.12 -C.sub.18 saturated fatty acids and has an iodine value of about 75 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James B. Hirshorn, Timothy W. Dake, Edward R. Purves, Paul Seiden
  • Patent number: 5064555
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mild skin cleansing soap bar composition comprising: (1) 50-90% soap, and (2) a hydrated cationic polymeric skin conditioner. The physical composition of the bar is such that the hydrated polymer is substantially uniformly distributed and well incorporated in the soap. The hydrated cationic polymer improves the mildness of the soap bar to a level approaching that of bars made with very mild synthetic surfactants, while maintaining the desirable physical characteristics of a pure soap bar without the polymer.The preferred polymer is a hydrated cationic guar gum having a typical aqueous viscosity at 1% of from about 125 cps to about 3500.+-.500 cps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ralph F. Medcalf, Jr., Martha O. Visscher, John R. Knochel, Richard M. Dahlgren
  • Patent number: 5062971
    Abstract: This invention relates to liquid starch containing compositions comprising a silicone gel for ease of ironing and improved appearance after ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy W. Coffindaffer, Robert G. Bartolo, Kathleen A. Belfiore
  • Patent number: 5062392
    Abstract: A combined litter filtering and disposal system. A particularly preferred system comprises a highly porous litter filtering member underlying a protective member which prevents the pet from coming in contact with and damaging the filtering member in use. The protective member includes a centrally located slit, for allowing granular material, such as litter, to readily pass through onto the underlying filtering member when the system is lifted from the litter box. By employing two discrete members oriented as described, the functions of filtering and resistance to cat's claws are decoupled from one another, i.e., there is no longer a need to compromise between strength and filtering efficiency. Each member of the present bicomponent system can be optimally designed for its intended function, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Bruce W. Lavash
  • Patent number: 5061393
    Abstract: Detergent compositions comprising a mixture of nonionic and zwitterionic detergent surfactants; hydrophobic cleaning solvent; and polycarboxylate detergent builder provide superior cleaning of all of the soils commonly found in the bathroom. The compositions have a pH of from about 1 to about 5.5. The compositions are in the form of aqueous liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Carlos G. Linares, William A. Cilley
  • Patent number: 5061504
    Abstract: Simulated cheese analogs which are reduced in calories and animal fat are produced by combining protein derived from aged or non-aged low-fat or full-fat cheese, dry-powdered bland flavored milk protein, vegetable protein, or mixtures thereof; water; cheese flavors, an emulsifying salt; an acidulant, if desired; adjuvant materials, if desired; and a fatty substance which is non-digestible, partially digestible, or is lower in net caloric efficiency than butterfat, animal fat, or vegetable fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Josephine L. Y. Kong-Chan, James A. Hellyer, Michael W. Tafuri
  • Patent number: 5061503
    Abstract: Synthetic cheese products which are reduced in calories and animal fat are produced by combining protein derived from dry-powdered bland-flavored milk protein, vegetable protein, aged or non-aged low-fat or full-fat cheese, or mixtures thereof; water; cheese flavors; an emulsifying salt; an acidulant; adjuvant materials, if desired; and a fatty substance which is non-digestible, partially digestible, or lower in net caloric efficiency than butterfat, animal fat, or vegetable fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Josephine L. Y. Kong-Chan, James A. Hellyer, Michael W. Tafuri
  • Patent number: 5059443
    Abstract: The invention is a low calorie fat-containing food composition. From 10% to 100% of the fat ingredients consist of alkoxylated alkyl glycosides esterified with fatty acids. Between 1 and about 50 alkoxyl groups are attached by ether linkages to each alkyl glycoside molecule, and not more than about 12 alkoxyl groups are attached to each attachment site of an alkyl glycoside molecule. Each alkoxylated alkyl glycoside molecule is esterified with between 4 and 7 fatty acid groups, the fatty acids containing between about 2 and about 24 carbon atoms. Preferred alkoxylated alkyl glycosides are ethoxylated methyl glucosides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: John L. Ennis, Peter W. Kopf, Stephen E. Rudolph, Martin F. van Buren
  • Patent number: 5059277
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for ultrasonically bonding continuously moving webs to one another using a stationary vibrating horn and a relatively slick, non-thermally softenable moving slip layer interposed between the webs to be bonded and the horn to prevent web damage. Interposing the slip layer between the webs to be bonded and the ultrasonic horn improves both the quality and efficiency of web bonding. It reduces friction between the travelling webs and the substantially stationary ultrasonic horn not only due to its relatively slick surface, but also due to the compressive force which the slip layer exerts upon the webs to be bonded. This in turn minimizes jamming and hangups in the very limited clearance existing between the rotating anvil roll and the substantially stationary vibrating ultrasonic horn. In addition, the slip layer maximizes retention of heat either generated in the laminate web by the ultrasonic horn or transferred to the laminate web structure by preheating one or more of the webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Willhite, Jr., Gerald M. Weber, Godfrey Retier
  • Patent number: 5054619
    Abstract: An easy open flexible bag preferably containing one or more stacks of flexible articles which are maintained in a state of compression in a direction substantially parallel to their thickness. For products such as disposable absorbent baby diapers, catamenial pads, incontinent briefs and the like, the degree of compression within the bag may be as much as 50% or more when compared to the uncompressed thickness of the stack of articles in question. In a particularly preferred embodiment, the bag totally encloses the stack or stacks of compressed flexible articles and exhibits a substantially rectilinear shape. The bag preferably includesa longitudinally oriented carrying handle which is formed indepenently of the bag. The opposed ends of the carrying handle are preferably secured to bag's side panels. The side panels and the front and back panels of the bag are subject to tension imposed by the stack of compressed flexible articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Delmar R. Muckenfuhs
  • Patent number: 5051212
    Abstract: Hard-surface cleaning compositions are disclosed, containing an organic solvent having a boiling point above 90.degree. C., and a chelating agent derived from iminodiacetic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Culshaw, Eddy Vos, Frederick E. Hardy
  • Patent number: 5051358
    Abstract: The present invention relates to diagnostic methods for detecting or evaluating the presence of periodontal diseases, especially gingivitis, in humans or lower animals by measuring the presence of leukocyte esterase. These diagnostic methods comprise measuring the amount of leukocyte esterase present in the oral cavity of the human or lower aniaml being diagnosed.The present invention further relates to diagnostic products useful in vivo for detecting or evaluating the presence of periodontal diseases, especially gingivitis, in humans. These diagnostic products contain at least one agent useful in detecting the presence of leukocyte esterase, and a carrier material. These diagnostic products must be sterile and safe for in vivo contact with the tissue in the oral cavity of the human being diagnosed.Finally, the present invention further relates to diagnostic kits useful for detecting or evaluating the presence of periodontal diseases, especially gingivitis, in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Witt
  • Patent number: 5049710
    Abstract: A microwave food carton having two integral layer-divider panels, and a one piece blank which may be erected to form the carton. Surface areas of the top and bottom walls of the carton, and the integral layer-divider panels, are each provided with a layer of microwave susceptor material so that they are directly heated thereby upon application of microwave energy. Such a carton is particularly useful in a microwave food package for microwave heating oppositely facing surfaces of each of a plurality of food pieces disposed in three layers in the package. In such a package, one of the integral layer-divider panels is disposed between each two adjacent layers of food pieces; the food pieces are preferably uniformly thick and have planar upper and lower surfaces; and the carton is preferably sized, relative to the sizes of the food pieces, to ensure a snug contacting relation between the microwave susceptor covered walls and panels of the carton, and the planar surfaces of each of the food pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert L. Prosise, Paul R. Bunke
  • Patent number: 5049349
    Abstract: An improved bag-in-box (BIB) composite container in which the container's inner bag is blow-molded inside the container's outer box. In one preferred method the body portion, which is a heated and softened preform preferably made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is placed within a carton through an aperture in the carton's top end panel, followed by injecting a pressurized gas into the preform to expand it into a bag within the outer box. In another particularly preferred method, a parison is extruded into an outer carton through an aperture in the carton's top end panel, followed by injecting a pressurized gas into the parison to expand it into a bag within the outer box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael J. McCullough, Gary E. McKibben, John E. Skidmore
  • Patent number: D320940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John S. Reece, Timothy J. Beechuk, John Pardo