Patents Represented by Attorney Ronald L. Hemingway
  • Patent number: 5328282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a combined package comprising a container and a mascara applicator. The applicator includes a hollow shaft having a longitudinal axis extending from the handle. A rod having a brush affixed at one end reciprocates within the hollow shaft. The rod has a first position and a second position such that when the handle of the applicator is secured to the container the rod reciprocates to the first position extending the hinge beyond the hollow shaft such that the brush is substantially non-aligned with the longitudinal axis of the hollow shaft. Upon removal of the applicator from the container the rod reciprocates to the second position causing the hinge to retract within the hollow shaft, thereby substantially aligning the brush with the longitudinal axis of the hollow shaft. This combined package allows the user to stir the product within the container when both attaching and removing the applicator to and from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jacqueline W. Charrier, Mark P. McNally
  • Patent number: 5328708
    Abstract: Lipids are removed from spent coffee grounds using certain lipophilic solvents or series of solvents. The resulting defatted spent coffee grounds contain less than about 2% lipids. The defatted spent coffee grounds act as an adsorbent for bitter coffee flavors and burnt coffee aromas. This adsorbent can be added to roast ground coffee, preferably low quality or dark roasted coffee, to reduce burnt aromas and bitter flavors associated with the corresponding brewed coffee or coffee extract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: George P. Rizzi, Roger W. Gutwein
  • Patent number: 5306516
    Abstract: Reduced fat and calorie plastic shortenings are disclosed. The nondigestible portion of these compositions contain low levels of solids, yet still exhibit good passive oil loss control. These compositions also impart good organoleptic properties to foods prepared with them. These shortenings comprise specific solid polyol fatty acid polyesters, a liquid nondigestible oil, and, optionally, a hardstock, a digestible oil, an intermediate melting triglyceride, or other shortening ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James C. Letton, Joseph J. Elsen, Timothy B. Guffey, Jeffrey K. Kester, David J. Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 5306515
    Abstract: Reduced fat and calorie pourable shortenings, cooking oils, salad oils or similar compositions are disclosed. The nondigestible portion of these compositions contain low levels of solids, yet still exhibit good passive oil loss control. These compositions also have good temperature cycling stability and they impart good organoleptic properties to foods prepared with them. Also disclosed are relatively clear oils with reduced calories, All these pourable compositions comprise specific solid polyol fatty acid polyesters, a liquid nondigestible oil and, optionally, a digestible oil and/or a hardstock fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James C. Letton, John R. Baginski, Joseph J. Elsen, Timothy B. Guffey, James B. Hirshorn, Jeffrey J. Kester, David J. Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 5306514
    Abstract: Fatty acid esters of polyols having at least 4 hydroxyl groups wherein the fatty acid groups consist essentially of: (1) long chain unsaturated fatty acid radicals containing at least 12 carbon atoms or mixtures of said unsaturated radicals with saturated fatty acid radicals containing 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and (2) long chain saturated fatty acid radicals containing at least 20 carbon atoms, wherein the molar ratio of (1):(2) is from 1:15 to 2:1 and wherein at least 4 of the hydroxyl groups of the polyol are esterified. The compounds are useful as nondigestible substitutes for solid fats in foods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James C. Letton, Deborah J. Back, John R. Baginski, Joseph J. Elsen, Timothy B. Guffey, Jeffrey J. Kester, David J. Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 5298636
    Abstract: Polyhydroxy amines reacted with fatty acid esters yield polyhydroxy fatty acid amide surfactants, such as the C.sub.11 -C.sub.17 fatty N-methyl glucamides, which may be contaminated with secondary amines. Such amines are acylated by a reaction with acetic anhydride. The resulting "clean" polyhydroxy fatty acid amide surfactants are preferred for use in the presence of oxidants, especially in the formulation of modern, colorless liquid detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel S. Connor, Mark Hsiang-Kuen Mao
  • Patent number: 5292446
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making nonphosphated automatic dishwashing detergents which have granular form and comprise a conventional nonphosphorus builder system consisting essentially of an organic builder salt (such as citrate) and a dispersant (such as a polyacrylate); and an oxygen bleach system comprising a chelant (such as ethylenediamine disuccinate) and a bleach active (such as perborate or percarbonate) optionally with enzymes and/or dry-mixed hydrous silicates. The invention secures stable, free-flowing granules by a premix step in which the chelant and dispersant are brought together; a drying step using conventional equipment; and one or more admix steps in which the bleach active is mixed with the product of the drying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Painter, Janet L. Marshall, James C. B. St. Laurent
  • Patent number: 5288431
    Abstract: This invention relates to homogeneous liquid laundry detergent compositions containing polyhydroxy fatty acid amide, silicone antifoam composition, and anionic, nonionic or amphoteric surfactant. The silicone antifoam composition includes polyethylene glycol or a copolymer of polyethylene-polypropylene glycol having a solubility in water at room temperature of more than about 2 weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan C. Huber, Rajan K. Panandiker
  • Patent number: 5288746
    Abstract: Liquid laundry detergent compositions containing glucose and glucose oxidase for generation of hydrogen peroxide during the laundering process are stabilized against premature hydrogen peroxide generation in the composition during storage by inclusion of Cu.sup.2+ or Ag.sup.+ ions in said compositions. The compositions also contain a bleaching catalyst to facilitate bleaching by the hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Kakumanu Pramod
  • Patent number: 5280045
    Abstract: The subject invention involves compositions comprising 4-(3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanamide, or 4-(3,5-bis-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxobutanoic acid and pharmaceutically-acceptable salts thereof, and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier. The subject invention also involves methods for treating diseases characterized by inflammation and/or pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, in humans or lower animals by administration of a safe and effective amount of this compound to the human or lower animal in need of such treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Roy L. M. Dobson, Kenneth R. Wehmeyer, Steven P. Sirko, Benjamin F. Floyd
  • Patent number: 5275753
    Abstract: Stabilization systems for high pH, aqueous liquid detergent compositions containing detergent enzyme and peroxygen bleaches are disclosed.The detergent compositions contain magnesium salts as an enzyme stabilizing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Francesco de Buzzaccarini, Christiaan A. J. K. Thoen, Jean-Pol Boutique
  • Patent number: 5264143
    Abstract: Aqueous, bleach containing, liquid detergent compositions, which are stabilized against bleach decomposition due to contamination by transition metal traces are disclosed.The stabilizing effect is obtained by using specific diphosphonate compounds which are non-precipitating builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jean-Pol Boutique
  • Patent number: 5259994
    Abstract: A detergent additive for inclusion in a particulate, free-flowing laundry detergent composition comprising polyvinyl pyrrolidone, finely divided powder, hydrating salt, and binding agent is presented. A process for making a particulate, free-flowing laundry detergent composition is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert G. Welch, Laurie A. K. Bebout
  • Patent number: 5260086
    Abstract: A process for making aseptic citrus sensible pulp involves the steps of: (a) extracting and finishing citrus juice containing sensible pulp to produce a pulp/juice slurry containing 30% to 50% pulp and 50% to 70% juice; (b) sterilizing the pulp/juice slurry by heating it at a temperature above 190.degree. F. (88.degree. C.) for at least 30 seconds; (c) further finishing the pulp/juice slurry in a finisher which maintains aseptic conditions to produce an aseptic pulp product containing 80% to 100% pulp and up to 20% juice; and (d) packaging the pulp product under aseptic conditions. An aseptic citrus sensible pulp product comprises 80% to 100% citrus sensible pulp and up to 20% citrus juice, where the sensible pulp is aseptic, has a pectin methylesterase activity not more than 1.0 P.E.U., and has an average size 10% to 25% larger than conventional pulp, and where at least 90% of the sensible pulp is broken juice sacs. A citrus juice comprises 93% to 97.5% citrus juice with a viscosity not more than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Galen E. Downton, Christa M. Fischer, John R. Hislop, Michael W. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 5256168
    Abstract: Anionic, sulfobenzoyl end-capped esters useful as soil release agents in granular detergent compositions. The terephthalate esters contain oxyethyleneoxy and oxy-1,2-propyleneoxy units, and are substantially amorphous in form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen W. Morrall, Eugene P. Gosselink, Robert Y. Pan, Bala C. Nayar
  • Patent number: 5248434
    Abstract: Liquid or gel bleaching compositions, preferably for laundry use, containing amidoperoxyacid bleach and selected perfume ingredients having good stability when in direct contact with the bleach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventor: William J. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 5236733
    Abstract: Reduced calorie, low moisture fat-containing foods such as potato chips having less waxiness and improved flavor display are disclosed. 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 certain solid polyol fatty acid polyesters having ester groups consisting essentially of long chain (C.sub.14 or higher) saturated fatty acid radicals that bind such liquid oils and thus control or prevent passive oil loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen P. Zimmerman, Jerry D. Young
  • Patent number: 5234617
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid bleach composition containing solid, water-insoluble organic peroxyacid, bleach-stable, stilbene fluorescent whitening agent, and polyvinyl pyrrolidone or polyvinyl alcohol is provided.A preferred aqueous liquid bleach composition comprising, by weight of the composition, from 5 to 15 weight % of mononylamido peroxyadipic acid; from about 0.4 to about 10 weight % of polyvinyl pyrrolidone with a molecular weight between about 5,000 and about 100,000; and from about 0.05 to about 2 weight % of a fluorescent whitening agent of the formula: ##STR1## Preferably, the ratio of polyvinyl pyrrolidone to fluorescent whitening agent is between about 20:1 and about 1:1 and the composition has a pH at 20.degree. C. from about 1 to about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignees: Kathleen B. Hunter, Edward E. Getty, Josephine L. Kong-Chan
    Inventors: Kathleen B. Hunter, Edward E. Getty, Josephine L. Kong-Chan
  • Patent number: 5229028
    Abstract: Stable aqueous liquid detergent compositions are disclosed which comprise surfactants and a builder system comprising a major amount of citrate and a minor amount of C.sub.10 -C.sub.16 alkyl or alkenyl substituted succinic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Karel J. M. Depoot
  • Patent number: RE34617
    Abstract: Anti-anal leakage agents are used in combination with vitamin-fortified liquid fatty acid polyester compositions to provide pharmaceutical and food compositions for treating and/or preventing hypercholesterolemia while avoiding undesired anal leakage of the polyesters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Jandacek, Fred H. Mattson, Harry M. Taylor