Patents Assigned to The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 10993855
    Abstract: A nonwoven substrate for an absorbent article including a layer of fibers is provided. The nonwoven substrate has a low surface tension fluid strikethrough time to basis weight ratio in the range of about 0.37 s/gsm to about 5 s/gsm. A plurality of the fibers each include fibrils extending outwardly from a surface of the fibers. The plurality of the fibers are made from a composition including a polyolefin and about 11% to about 35% of glycerol tristearate by weight of the composition. The nonwoven substrate has a specific surface area in the range of about 1 m2/g to about 4 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Calvin Hoi Wung Cheng, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele, Brian Udengaard
  • Patent number: 10993851
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to absorbent articles comprising belts comprising one or more pluralities of tightly spaced (less than 4 mm, less than 3 mm, less than 2 mm, and less than 1 mm) and/or low decitex (less than 300, less than 200, less than 100 dtex) and/or low strain (less than 300%, less than 200%, less than 100%) elastics to deliver low pressure less than 1 psi (according to the conditions defined by the Pressure-Under-Strand Test in the Method below) under the elastics, while providing adequate modulus of (between about 2 gf/mm and 15 gf/mm), resulting in a Product Hip-to-Waist Silhouette from about 0.8 to about 1.1 and a Product Waist-to-Crotch Silhouette from about 0.8 to about 2.0 to provide for the advantages described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Bret Darren Seitz, Uwe Schneider, Sarah Marie Wade, Joseph Allen Eckstein
  • Patent number: 10993848
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles suitable for providing leakage protection for users that experience relatively small to relatively large discharges of fluids wherein the article comprises a chassis which comprises a primary topsheet; a backsheet; an absorbent core having a front end portion, a central portion, and a rear end portion along its length, the core being disposed between the primary topsheet and the backsheet, and the article exhibits an article length of from about 371 mm to about 500 mm according to the Article Length Method; an Acquisition Time for a load of 60 ml of less than about 39 seconds according to a Speed of Acquisition with Balloon Applied Pressure Method; a dry pad thickness of between about 4.6 mm to about 12 mm according to a Pad Thickness Method; and an Energy of Recovery at a load of 30 ml of from about 4 mJ to about 11 mJ according to a Bunch Compression Method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Lebeuf Hardie, Ronda Lynn Glassmeyer, Edward Paul Carlin
  • Patent number: 10993845
    Abstract: A process of making an absorbent article is disclosed. A liquid permeable topsheet web extending substantially continuously in a machine direction a backsheet web, and an intermediate layer are provided. The topsheet web has first and second surfaces. The backsheet web extends substantially continuously in the machine direction. The intermediate layer has a first and second surface. The topsheet and intermediate layer are aligned in a face to face relationship such that the second surface of the topsheet in in contact with the first surface of the intermediate layer and simultaneously mechanically deformed which combines the topsheet with the intermediate layer. The topsheet web and intermediate layer are nested together such that a majority of the three-dimensional protrusions formed in the topsheet web coincide with and fit together with a majority of the three-dimensional protrusions formed in the intermediate layer to provide a topsheet/intermediate layer laminate web having three-dimensional protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Jill Marlene Orr, Adrien Greiner, James T. Knapmeyer, Aniruddha Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10994886
    Abstract: A blow molded article obtained by blow molding of a preform made via parallel flow coinjection, having a wall formed by 3 layers in at least a region wherein the outside layer is transparent and the inner layer comprises an effect pigment visible through the transparent layer. Articles according to the invention have an improved gloss, low haze and higher resistance to delamination than previous articles. The invention relates also to preforms for making articles as described and to methods for making preforms and articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bradley Scott Neufarth, Andrew Joseph Horton, Marc Andrew Mamak, Mark Lewis Agerton, Philip Andrew Sawin, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides
  • Patent number: 10995302
    Abstract: The need for an acidic hard surface cleaning composition which provides further improvements in the maintenance of surface shine, especially on inclined hard surfaces, while also using less thickener is met by formulating the acidic hard surface cleaning composition using a combination of a surface modification polymer and sulfonate hydrotrope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kris Adriaenssens, Anna Asmanidou, Hayat El Kah, Coralie Paule Jeannine Naudin, Stefano Scialla, Kim Tastenhoye
  • Patent number: 10996232
    Abstract: A system and method for independently routing container-located vehicles to create different finished products are disclosed. The vehicles are independently routable along a track system to deliver the containers to at least one unit operation station. At least some of the vehicles have a unique route associated therewith that is assigned by a control system to facilitate simultaneous production of different finished products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathan E Moore, Ryan Andrew Burkhard, Elizabeth Marie Fikes, Daniel Richard Royce
  • Patent number: 10994919
    Abstract: A package for dispensing a fluent material contained in the package. The package can include a first polymeric sidewall having a first perimeter and a second polymeric sidewall having a second perimeter, the first and second polymeric sidewalls being joined at least along a portion of the first and second perimeters to define a flexible pouch having an interior compartment for a contained fluent material in an equilibrium pressure state. An opening permits fluid communication through the first opening upon the contained fluent material being in a positive pressure state greater than the equilibrium pressure state. The opening can have a magnetic valve, the magnetic valve having a first magnetic region and an opposing second magnetic region. The first magnetic region and second magnetic region can be in a separable magnetically contacting state to alternately permit and prevent fluid communication of the fluent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott David Hochberg, Kenneth Stephen McGuire
  • Patent number: 10994895
    Abstract: A flexible package that can include first and second sidewalls. The first and second sidewalls being joined by a bottom portion and seams that define first and second sides. The package can have an opening opposite the bottom portion, a first plurality of magnetic regions, and a second plurality of magnetic regions. The first plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the first sidewall near the opening and include discrete magnetic regions. A second plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the second sidewall near the access opening and include opposed discrete magnetic regions. The second plurality of magnetic regions being opposite the first plurality of magnetic regions. The discrete magnetic regions and the opposed discrete magnetic regions can be magnetically engageable with a magnetic force to close the opening of the package in a configuration having M petals, where M is an integer from 2 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott David Hochberg, Michael Matthew Satkowski
  • Patent number: 10987253
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to one or a combination of an absorbent article's chassis, inner leg cuffs, outer leg cuffs, ear panels, side panels, waistbands, and belts that may comprise one or more pluralities of tightly spaced (less than 4 mm) and/or low Average-Dtex (less than 300 dtex) and/or low Average-Pre-Strain (less than 300%) elastics to deliver low Pressure Under Strand (less than 1 psi), while providing adequate Section-Modulus (between about 2 gf/mm and 15 gf/mm) to make the article easy to apply and to comfortably maintain the article in place on the wearer, even with a loaded core (holding at least 100 mls of liquid), to provide for the advantages described above. Further, the elastomeric laminates of the present disclosure outperform existing laminates currently used for disposable absorbent articles as it relates to one or more key parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gary Dean LaVon, Uwe Schneider, Bret Darren Seitz, Sarah Marie Wade, Joseph Allen Eckstein
  • Patent number: 10987848
    Abstract: A method of blow molding an article having at least one layer of thermoplastic material. The method comprises the steps of heating a mold having an inner surface with two or more areas of different surface textures to a first temperature of greater than 55° C. and subsequently feeding a parison into the mold. The parison is then blown against the inner surface of the mold to form an article. The temperature of the mold is subsequently lowered to a second temperature of between 20° C. to about 55° C. and the temperature cycle time (tct) of the mold is less than 250 seconds. Using the two phase heating and cooling process in combination with a mold featuring different surface textures provides a finished article with different visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Guy Hubert Stephane Sylvain Culeron, Shuo Song, Ping Wang, Liang Yang, Chun-chuan Liang
  • Patent number: 10987290
    Abstract: A packaged aerosol foaming skin cleanser can include a multiphase skin cleansing composition; a foaming agent including a hydrofluoroolefin, a hydrochlorofluoroolefin, or a combination thereof; and a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Shiqing Wei, Jean Jianqun Zhao, Somil Manjul Shah, Wei Ji
  • Patent number: 10988715
    Abstract: A method of treating cotton comprising: (i) contacting cotton with an aqueous wash liquor comprising water and an endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme; (ii) optionally rinsing the cotton; and (iii) drying the cotton. The wash liquor may contain surfactant. The cotton may be contacted with the aqueous wash liquor with agitation. The method may be for removal of callose from cotton. The method may be for the manufacture of a cotton-containing fabric having improved whiteness maintenance, soil repellency, reduced malodour, anti-wrinkle benefits, and/or improved drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Neil Joseph Lant
  • Patent number: 10980851
    Abstract: A topical skincare composition including a Centella asiatica extract including one or more triterpenes, wherein at least one of the one or more triterpenes is madecassic acid, an Avena (oat) extract, a ceramide and a dermatologically acceptable carrier. A method of treating symptoms of itch, redness, flaking, dryness, and/or roughness of the skin, scalp, and/or mucous membrane including the step of applying the topical skincare composition to at least a portion of a user's skin, scalp, and/or mucous membrane in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karen Marie Osorio, Janette Villalobos Lingoes, Debbie Lynn Hartsell, Kim Lynn Webb
  • Patent number: 10980679
    Abstract: An absorbent article for wearing about the lower torso of a wearer includes a first waist region having a first waist edge, a second waist region having a second waist edge, and a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions. The article further includes a first longitudinal edge, a second longitudinal edge, and a chassis having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. A waist gasketing element is joined to the chassis and disposed in one of the first waist region or the second waist region. The waist gasketing element has a top layer and a bottom layer, an inboard lateral edge and an outboard lateral edge, and first area, A1. The top layer is bonded to the bottom layer in a closure bond region by a closure bonding technique. The closure bond region has an aggregate closure bond area, BA, which is at least about 10% of the first area, A1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kumardipti Chatterjee, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck
  • Patent number: 10980723
    Abstract: A non-aqueous hair leave-on composition directed to an aqueous hair leave-on composition for hair frizz reduction comprising from about 0.15% to about 12.0% of a moisture control material or mixture of moisture control materials wherein the moisture control material is selected from one or more of the Class II groups a, b, c, d, e, f and g and wherein the moisture control material of Class II is weakly to non-acidic and further wherein the moisture control material of Class II has protein binding higher than 10 and molecular volume lower than 1500 and log P higher than 0.5 and pKa of 5 or higher and hydrogen-binding higher than 4; and wherein, the non-aqueous carrier is selected from a group consisting of a) hydrocarbons b) silicone fluid c) non-hydrocarbons volatile organic solvents or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Supriya Punyani, Kristine Suzanne So Yu, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides, Jennifer Mary Marsh
  • Patent number: 10980728
    Abstract: Oral care compositions comprising citrulline and stannous ion source with a specific pH range are provided for promoting Gum Health of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ross Strand, Yunming Shi, Yang Su
  • Patent number: 10981708
    Abstract: Methods of making packages from flexible material, wherein the packages include one or more self-folds formed by applying activation energy to the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil John Rogers, Michael Remus, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell
  • Patent number: D917274
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Kopulos, Richard Michael Girardot, Joseph Allen Berlepsch, Timothy Hunn Tao Ling, Paul Frank Diehl
  • Patent number: D917287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pieter Dirk Jenny Maria Van Den Bergh, Richard Hagee, Mark Armstrong