Patents by Inventor Angela Ann Johnston

Angela Ann Johnston 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).

  • Patent number: 9789013
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved leakage protection when the wearer of the absorbent article is lying on their side. The absorbent article has a surge layer in liquid communication with a portion of the garment facing region and a portion of a side edge of the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC
    Inventors: David Fleger Bishop, Brooke Ashley Berg, Angela Ann Johnston, Marcille Faye Ruman, Stephen Carl Baumgartner, Mary Alice Berceau, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Richard Norris Dodge, II, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Connie May McMorrow, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Katherine Carol Shaw
  • Patent number: 9580870
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Publication number: 20160319488
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Publication number: 20160262957
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved leakage protection when the wearer of the absorbent article is lying on their side. The absorbent article has a surge layer in liquid communication with a portion of the garment facing region and a portion of a side edge of the absorbent core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: David Fleger Bishop, Brooke Ashley Berg, Angela Ann Johnston, Marcille Faye Ruman, Stephen Carl Baumgartner, Mary Alice Berceau, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Richard Norris Dodge, II, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Connie May McMorrow, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Katherine Carol Shaw
  • Patent number: 9410290
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Patent number: 9339420
    Abstract: An absorbent article having improved leakage protection when the wearer of the absorbent article is lying on their side. The absorbent article has a surge layer in liquid communication with a portion of the garment facing region and a portion of a side edge of the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark WorldWide, Inc.
    Inventors: David Fleger Bishop, Brooke Ashley Zimmer, Angela Ann Johnston, Marcille Faye Ruman, Stephen Carl Baumgartner, Mary Alice Berceau, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Richard Norris Dodge, II, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Connie May McMorrow, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Katherine Carol Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9308131
    Abstract: A permanently closed containment pant includes an elastically extensible chassis and a sling positioned within the chassis. The sling is joined to the front waist region and the back waist region. The sling includes a fluid-impervious base sheet and a containment flap joined with the base sheet to create a fluid-impervious pouch. The sling also includes a first transition and a second transition that are elastically extensible in a longitudinal direction and in a transverse direction. The base sheet is a fabric laminated with polyurethane and the containment flap is a fabric laminated with polyurethane. The polyurethane surface of the base sheet is ultrasonically joined in facing relationship with the polyurethane surface of the containment flap. The permanently closed containment pant is substantially devoid of an integrated absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Elaine Evenson, Stephen Carl Baumgartner, Angela Ann Johnston, Marcille Faye Ruman, Kevin Leon LaBerge, Connie May McMorrow, Brooke Ann Robaidek, Katherine Carol Shaw
  • Publication number: 20160053439
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Patent number: 9206555
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Patent number: 9192526
    Abstract: A discrete absorbent insert for use in a containment system includes an absorbent core positioned between a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet and the second sheet extend beyond the core and are joined together to form a seal. The absorbent core has at least 40% superabsorbent. The absorbent insert has an intake layer of at least 100 gsm between the first sheet and the absorbent core. The first sheet and the second sheet are fluid permeable, spunbond webs of synthetic polymer filaments. The absorbent insert has an absorbent capacity of at least 600 g. The discrete absorbent insert may have an intake rate for a first insult through the first sheet having a first value and an intake rate for a first insult through the second sheet having a second value, wherein a difference between the first value and the second value is less than 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Kathleen De Bruin, Alissa Frances Stein, Robert Lee Popp, Marcille Faye Ruman, Connie May McMorrow, Kyle Mark Barriger, Angela Ann Johnston, Katherine Carol Shaw
  • Patent number: 9132043
    Abstract: A pull-activated applicator includes a barrel, a pledget, a finger grip, and a deployment element. The pledget includes a withdrawal string and is located within the barrel. The barrel, the pledget, and the deployment element are configured such that application of a force to the deployment element in a first direction deploys the pledget and withdrawal string from the barrel in a second direction generally opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Cardinahl Winkel, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Sarah Jane Marie Freiburger, Allan James Krueger, Betsy Charlotte Fields, Vivian Kate Barad, Judy May Lee, Rebecca Jeanine Sinclair, Adam Patrick Vollmer, Dennis J. Boyle, Lukas Martin Scherrer, Garry Roland Woltman, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Marcus David Weiher, Pamela Mary Thompson, Angela Ann Johnston
  • Publication number: 20150240426
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz
  • Patent number: 9051690
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Patent number: 9011403
    Abstract: A discrete absorbent insert includes an absorbent core positioned between a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet and the second sheet extend beyond the core and are joined together to form a seal. The absorbent core has at least 40% superabsorbent. The absorbent insert has an intake layer of at least 100 gsm between the first sheet and the absorbent core. The first sheet and the second sheet are fluid permeable, spunbond webs of synthetic polymer filaments. The absorbent insert is devoid of a fluid-impervious layer and has an absorbent capacity of at least 600 g. The first end section of the absorbent core has a maximum width of at least 135 mm, the central section of the absorbent core has a maximum width of less than 90 mm, and the second end section of the absorbent core has a maximum width of at least 135 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Katherine De Bruin, Stacy Elaine Evenson, David Fleger Bishop, Angela Ann Johnston, Connie May McMorrow, Marcille Faye Ruman, Brooke Ann Robaidek, Alissa Frances Stein, Katherine Carol Shaw, Kyle Mark Barriger
  • Patent number: 9011398
    Abstract: A method for providing a containment system includes providing a permanently closed containment pant and providing a discrete absorbent insert. The containment pant includes an elastically extensible chassis and a sling positioned within the chassis that includes a fluid-impervious pouch. The pouch has a first end section maximum width of at least 145 mm, a central section maximum width of less than 115 mm, and a second end section maximum width of at least 145 mm. The containment pant is substantially devoid of an integrated absorbent core. The absorbent insert includes an absorbent core with a first end section maximum width of at least 120 mm, a central section maximum width of less than 100 mm, and a second end section maximum width of at least 120 mm. The absorbent insert is devoid of a fluid-impervious layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Ann Johnston, Paula Katherine De Bruin, Stacy Elaine Evenson, Katherine Carol Shaw, Kevin Michael Jauquet, Kevin Leon LaBerge, Connie May McMorrow, Brooke Ann Robaidek, Gay Lynn Wolf, Marcille Faye Ruman, Nicole Minotti, Stephen Carl Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 9005728
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent pad has an absorbent structure configured to absorb fluid. The disposable absorbent pad is adapted to provide a shear strength between the pad and the substrate when the pad is adhered to the substrate between about 1,500 grams per square inch and about 3,500 grams per square inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Ann Johnston, Jon Philip Rooyakkers, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Marcille Faye Ruman, Christopher Heiting
  • Patent number: 8956503
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Publication number: 20150025438
    Abstract: A pull-activated applicator includes a barrel, a pledget, a finger grip, and a deployment element. The pledget includes a withdrawal string and is located within the barrel. The barrel, the pledget, and the deployment element are configured such that application of a force to the deployment element in a first direction deploys the pledget and withdrawal string from the barrel in a second direction generally opposite the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paula Cardinahl Winkel, Adrienne Rae Loyd, Sarah Jane Marie Freiburger, Allan James Krueger, Betsy Charlotte Fields, Vivian Kate Barad, Judy May Lee, Rebecca Jeanine Sinclair, Adam Patrick Vollmer, Dennis J. Boyle, Lukas Martin Scherrer, Garry Roland Woltman, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Marcus David Weiher, Pamela Mary Thompson, Angela Ann Johnston
  • Patent number: 8834677
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having an MD/CD Tensile Ratio less than about 0.95, yet relatively high geometric tensile strength, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Angela Ann Johnston, Mark John Hassman
  • Publication number: 20140209262
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having a high degree of stretch and low modulus at relatively high tensile strengths, such as geometric mean tensile strengths greater than about 1500 g/3? and more preferably greater than about 2000 g/3?. The combination of a tough, yet relatively supple sheet is preferably achieved by subjecting the embryonic web to a speed differential as it is passed from one fabric in the papermaking process to another, commonly referred to as rush transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Angela Ann Johnston, Gretchen Sarah Koch, Maurizio Tirimacco, Erin Ann McCormick, Mark William Sachs, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt