Patents by Inventor Andrew Paul Rapach

Andrew Paul Rapach has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190167961
    Abstract: Method for targeted application of active agents to a target surface including the steps of: (a) capturing an image of the target surface; (b) transforming the image into a digital geometric representation of the target surface; (c) forming an applicator mask having an applicator surface with a three-dimensional shape corresponding to the target surface; (d) disposing the active agent on the applicator surface of the applicator mask; (e) disposing the applicator mask on the target surface so that the active agent is in contact with the target surface; and (f) removing the applicator mask from the target surface while leaving at least some of the active agent in contact with the target surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 10266328
    Abstract: Flexible containers having removable portions, such as tear tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lee Mathew Arent, Joseph Craig Lester, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 10131468
    Abstract: A method of forming a flexible container can include folding a web or sheet to define one or more gussets in one or more regions of the flexible container. The gusset can be a continuous gusset or can be an interrupted gusset, having a seal disposed in the gusset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Lee Mathew Arent, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kory Adam Gunnerson
  • Patent number: 10040581
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Patent number: 9988190
    Abstract: Flexible containers having biased dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles John Berg, Jr., Jun You, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Kory Adam Gunnerson
  • Publication number: 20170354806
    Abstract: An applicator comprises a first structural element which has a shape determined according to a digital geometric representation of a target structure, the applicator further comprises an active agent located according to a diagnostic scan of the target structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170354805
    Abstract: A method for forming an applicator comprises steps of: creating a digital geometric representation of the structure, the target structure having a flatness ratio; forming the applicator using the digital geometric representation of the target structure, the applicator having a target structure contacting surface; and disposing an active agent upon the target structure contacting surface of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Michael Sean Farrell, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170313495
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, JR., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9802719
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, Jr., Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Publication number: 20170291748
    Abstract: Non-durable self-supporting flexible containers can include a first film wall including a structural support volume defined in a first portion of the first film wall; a second film wall; and a bottom extending between the first and second film walls, the first and second film walls and the bottom defining a product volume. The bottom comprises a bottom face, and at least a portion of the bottom face is arranged to contact a horizontal support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Jun (NMN) YOU, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Lee Mathew ARENT, Andrew Paul RAPACH
  • Publication number: 20170233116
    Abstract: Methods of making non-durable self-supporting flexible containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Charles John Berg, JR., Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Patent number: 9731889
    Abstract: A non-durable flexible container can include a first film wall including a first portion comprising at least one first structural support member defined in the first film wall, and a second portion that is free of a structural support member. The container can further include a second film wall including at least one second structural support member defined in the second film wall, wherein at least a portion of the first structural support member is adjacent to at least a portion of the second structural support member to define a seam region, and a side of the seam region defines an edge of the non-durable flexible container. The container can also include a closed produce volume defined between first and second film walls; and a seam projecting outwardly from the seam region at an intersection of the first and second film walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Charles John Berg, Jr., Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Benjamin Jacob Clare, Marc Richard Bourgeois, Tadayoshi Ishihara, Joseph Craig Lester, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Patent number: 9688459
    Abstract: A disposable flexible container for a fluent product comprises a product volume for the fluent product at least partially defined by a nonstructural panel having one or more flat spaces and one or more structural support volumes. The disposable flexible container also includes one or more surface elements generally projecting outwardly in relation to the one or more flat spaces on the nonstructural panel. Preferably, the one or more structural support volumes comprise a structural support frame configured to prevent the container from collapsing and, more preferably, they are arranged to generate and maintain tension in the nonstructural panel when they are expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Karl William Vanderbeek, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Lee Mathew Arent, Andrew Paul Rapach, Jun You
  • Patent number: 9682537
    Abstract: A flexible material for a flexible container can include a first laminate and a second laminate joined to at least a portion of the first laminate by at least one seal. The first laminate can include a first gas barrier layer disposed between first and second sealable layers, wherein the first and second sealable layers define opposed exterior layers of the first laminate. The second laminate can include a third sealable layer defining an exterior layer of the second laminate, and a second gas barrier layer. The at least one seal joins a portion of the third sealable layer to at least a portion of the second sealable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Jun You, Emily Charlotte Boswell, Lee Mathew Arent, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170086566
    Abstract: A self-supporting applicator comprises a first structural element which is self-supporting and has a shape determined according to a target structure, the applicator further comprises an active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Kendyl Stanley, Mariana Saba, Andrew Paul Rapach
  • Publication number: 20170001782
    Abstract: Flexible containers having removable portions, such as tear tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Lee Mathew ARENT, Joseph Craig LESTER, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Jun YOU, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Andrew Paul RAPACH
  • Publication number: 20160325518
    Abstract: Methods of forming flexible containers having gussets formed by Z-folding then V-folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tadayoshi ISHIHARA, Joseph Craig LESTER, Marc Richard BOURGEOIS, Kenneth Stephen McGUIRE, Benjamin Jacob CLARE, Scott Kendyl STANLEY, Lee Mathew ARENT, Jun YOU, Andrew Paul RAPACH, Charles John BERG, JR., Kory Adam GUNNERSON
  • Patent number: D789215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Lee Mathew Arent, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Dominique Celine Ignace Marie Geeraert, Kory Adam Gunnerson, Mark Armstrong
  • Patent number: D843849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Lee Mathew Arent, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Dominique Celine Ignace Marie Geeraert, Kory Adam Gunnerson, Mark Armstrong
  • Patent number: D850929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Jun You, Andrew Paul Rapach, Lee Mathew Arent, Scott Kendyl Stanley, Dominique Celine Ignace Marie Geeraert, Kory Adam Gunnerson, Mark Armstrong