Patents Assigned to The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 10457900
    Abstract: Liquid detergent compositions having a surfactant system and encapsulates, where the surfactant system includes anionic alkoxylated alkyl sulphate surfactant. Methods of making and using such detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Renae Dianna Fossum, Gregory Thomas Applegate, Anne Compton Rodrigue
  • Patent number: 10183785
    Abstract: Flexible containers with structural support frames including dispensing and venting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Lee Mathew Arent
  • Patent number: 9868606
    Abstract: A rotary drum apparatus comprises a drum that is rotatable about an axis of rotation. The apparatus comprises a first set of first shell segments having a first number of first shell segments. Each first shell segment is releasably connectable with the drum and has an outer surface. The outer surfaces of the first shell segments combine to form a continuous first outer circumferential surface defining a maximum radial distance from the axis of rotation. The apparatus comprises a second set of second shell segments having a second number of second shell segments. Each second shell segment is releasably connectable with the drum and has an outer surface. The outer surfaces of the second shell segments combine to form a continuous second outer circumferential surface located within 10% of the maximum radial distance. The first number of first shell segments is greater than the second number of second shell segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Mason Hargett, Bradley Edward Walsh, David Carlton Ordway
  • Patent number: 9833391
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stable personal-care composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion may comprise a hydrocarbon wax, a polar oil, and a non-emulsifying silicone elastomer. In another embodiment, a stable personal-care composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion may comprise a hydrocarbon wax and a polar oil. The weight ratio of the hydrocarbon wax to the polar oil is from about 0.01 to about 0.5. The personal-care composition allows for previously unattainable levels of polar oils and/or aqueous phase within a water-in-oil emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Laurie Ellen Breyfogle, Paul Robert Tanner, Joseph Michael Zukowski
  • Patent number: 9747685
    Abstract: Described herein are materials and methods for evaluating skin quality and providing customized, concierge skin consultation to consumers. In various aspects, the disclosure includes a method comprising detecting polymorphisms in MMP1, SOD2, and GPX1 from a biological sample, calculating a genetic skin score, comparing the genetic skin score to current skin features, and optionally counseling a consumer regarding a skin care regimen customized to enhance immediate skin quality and/or future skin quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kukizo Miyamoto, Iri Sato Baran
  • Patent number: 9748085
    Abstract: A method to measure heat damage of keratin fibers comprising eluting a peptide from a hair sample with an aqueous solution; extracting the peptide using a suitable solvent sample; analyzing the peptide samples with MALDI-MS; resulting in peptide results; identifying presence of a marker peptide and identifying the m/z ratio for the peptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ron Walker, Yiping Sun, Michael Glenn Davis, Randy Purnell Washington, Katherine Mae Beglinger, Stephanie Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 9622920
    Abstract: An article including a front region, a back region, and a chassis. The chassis may include an absorbent core having a front end edge and a back end edge. The front region and the back region may extend laterally outward beyond side edges of the chassis. The front region and the back region may abut to form a first seam and a second seam. At least one of the front region and the back region may include an elastic member. A first outer nonwoven layer of the front region and a second outer nonwoven layer of the back region may be folded to form an upper edge in the front and back regions such that a distal end of each of the first and second outer nonwoven layer may be disposed between the upper edge and the front and back end edges of the absorbent core, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Patent number: 9610233
    Abstract: Provided is a method for increasing hair shaft diameter, the method including applying a hair care composition to a region of the hair, wherein the hair care composition includes from about 1.5% to about 3% resorcinol and from about 0.1% to about 10% of a rheology modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Goher Mahmud, Mary Jane Combs
  • Patent number: 9511144
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition suitable for topical application is provided. In some examples, the cosmetic composition can include glycerin, hexyldecanol, a vitamin B compound, and one or more materials selected from the group consisting of 1,2-pentanediol, 1,4-pentanediol, 2,4-pentanediol, 1,5-pentanediol, 1,2-butanediol, 1,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol, 2,3-butanediol, 1,2-hexanediol, 1,5-hexanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, 2,5-hexanediol, hexylene glycol, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stevan David Jones, Kunal Virendra Gujraty, Naohisa Yoshimi, Monalisha Paul, James Terence Wescott
  • Patent number: 9505514
    Abstract: A method of processing rolls of fibrous materials. The method includes the steps of providing a module comprising an internal adjustment mechanism; attaching a first piece of equipment to the module to enable the module to perform a first function; adjusting the module for the first piece of equipment using the internal adjustment mechanism of the module; removing the first piece of equipment from the module; attaching a second piece of equipment to the module to enable the module to perform a second function; and adjusting the module for the second piece of equipment using the internal adjustment mechanism of the module, wherein the first piece of equipment is different than the second piece of equipment, and wherein the first function is different than the second function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Bernard Overley, Wesley Bernard Brokopp, Joseph Clifford Noll, Jeffrey Dean Hartline
  • Patent number: 9498392
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article may include a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a leg gasketing system. The leg gasketing system may include an inner cuff and an outer cuff; the inner cuff may include an inner cuff folded edge and an inner cuff material edge and the outer cuff may include an outer cuff folded edge and an outer cuff material edge, such that the web of material is folded laterally inward to form the outer cuff folded edge and folded laterally outward to form the inner cuff folded edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Proctor and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Lisa Jane Goodlander, Lisa Maria Grinkemeyer, Jessica Lee Mosman, Jason Edward Naylor, LeAnn Nichole Phillips
  • Patent number: 9486400
    Abstract: A method of improving the appearance of aging skin that includes applying an effective amount of artichoke leaf extract and carob fruit extract in combination to a target area of skin that exhibits a sign of aging skin. The composition is applied for a period of time sufficient to improve the appearance of the aging skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rosemarie Osborne, Lisa Ann Mullins, Deborah Ruth Finley
  • Patent number: 9422207
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the preparation of oxygenated, unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds, such as derivatives of furfural or hydroxymethyl furfural produced by aldol condensation with a ketone or a ketoester, as well as methods of deoxidatively reducing those compounds with hydrogen under acidic conditions to provide saturated hydrocarbons useful as fuels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: Los Alamos National Security, LLC, The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Cameron Gordon, Louis A. Silks, Andrew D. Sutton, Ruilian Wu, Marcel Schlaf, Fraser Waldie, Ryan West, Dimitris Ioannis Collias
  • Publication number: 20150216786
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hair care composition comprising cationic polymers and anionic particulates. The composition of the present invention provides improved deposition of anionic particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kristine Suzanne So YU, Mannie Lee CLAPP
  • Patent number: 9060900
    Abstract: A pant-type disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or both ends are disposed outside of the absorbent core area. The front end is disposed at a front end longitudinally outboard distance. The back end is disposed at a back end longitudinally outboard distance. The middle is disposed at a middle longitudinally outboard distance. The front end longitudinally outboard distance is greater than the middle longitudinally outboard distance, which is greater than the back end longitudinally outboard distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew James Sauer, Michael Dale Trennepohl
  • Patent number: 8980235
    Abstract: A composition comprising coated particles of a salt of pyrithione selected from the group consisting of monovalent and polyvalent pyrithione salts, and combinations thereof, partially or fully coated with a lipophilic agent. The composition is characterized by enhanced anti-fungal and anti-dandruff efficacy in shampoos. Also disclosed is a personal care composition, preferably a shampoo, containing a topical carrier and coated particles of a salt of pyrithione selected from the group consisting of monovalent and polyvalent pyrithione salts, and combinations thereof, partially or fully coated with a lipophilic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Arch Chemicals, Inc., The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deqing Lei, George Polson, Diana T. Ciccognani, Kevin N. DiNicola, Richard B. Shalvoy, Katherine P. Roberts, Louis L. Punto, James Robert Schwartz, David Joseph Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8937142
    Abstract: The present application relates to polysiloxane copolymers and compositions such as consumer products comprising such polysiloxane copolymers, as well as processes for making and using such polysiloxane copolymers and such compositions. When employed as taught, such polysiloxane copolymers and compositions comprising same provide enhanced softness, wrinkle reduction, color benefits, smoothness, static control, and shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Steven Daryl Smith, Bernard William Kluesener, Carola Barrera
  • Publication number: 20140278304
    Abstract: Emulator computer program methods using an emulator module are disclosed. A computer program method includes a computer usable medium for emulating a process of a machine having actuators and mechanical elements. The computer usable medium is configured to display a graphical user interface having input fields corresponding to the actuators and mechanical elements, and to display a graphical representation of output response data of the machine using inputted parameters. A plurality of parameters are input into the plurality of input fields for emulating a mechanical operation of the machine using the plurality of parameters. Output response data based on an emulation of the mechanical operation of the machine is generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Matthew Alan RUSSELL
  • Patent number: 8833137
    Abstract: Method for assessment of friction properties of fibers or substrate. The method is useful for assessing the degree of damage of hair fibers, for demonstrating the efficacy of a composition for minimizing the friction properties of fibers or substrate and/or for supporting advertising claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chetan Kantilal Yagnik, Kumar Varoon
  • Publication number: 20140223669
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for providing one or more benefits, including a color rejuvenation and/or color maintenance benefit to a fabric are disclosed. The disclosed compositions contain at least one cationic polymer. The methods include providing the disclosed compositions in combination with a source of anionic surfactant. Unit dose and multi-compartment systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alessandro CORONA, III, Brian W. EVERINGHAM, Gayle Marie FRANKENBACH, Heidi HSIEH, Rajan Keshan PANANDIKER, Brian Joseph ROSELLE, Beth Ann SCHUBERT, Mark Robert SIVIK, Kerry Andrew VETTER, Gregory Thomas WANING