Patents by Inventor Christopher Peter Olson

Christopher Peter Olson 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: 20230018131
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in a back portion of the fluid intake layer. The fluid intake layer has an opening. The absorbent article includes a first lateral stiffener and a second lateral stiffener extending along a majority of the longitudinal side edges of the fluid intake layer. The absorbent article includes a first flexure, a second flexure, and a third flexure in a rear portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Heidi Bauerlein Hopkins, Sohyun Sara Park, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 11478384
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in a back portion of the fluid intake layer. The fluid intake layer has an opening. The absorbent article includes a first lateral stiffener and a second lateral stiffener extending along a majority of the longitudinal side edges of the fluid intake layer. The absorbent article includes a first flexure, a second flexure, and a third flexure in a rear portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Heidi Bauerlein Hopkins, Sohyun Sara Park, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 11299305
    Abstract: The invention provides a stack comprising a plurality of absorbent sheets stacked in facing arrangement. The stack is bound along its top edge by at least one line of stitches comprising a plurality of spaced apart stitch holes and a thread disposed therein. Individual sheets further comprise a line of perforations comprising a plurality of spaced apart perforation holes. The line of stitches and the line of perforations are such that there is generally a one-to-one numerical correspondence amongst at least a majority of the plurality of stitch holes and perforation holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 11278165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack of absorbent sheets, such as paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, facial tissue and the like. The stack is sewn with a first line of stitching disposed adjacent to a first edge of the bound stack, such as the top edge. The stack further comprises a second line of stitches, which may be disposed adjacent to the first line of stitches. The second line of stitches comprises an unbalanced stitch to facilitate separation and removal of individual sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 11039963
    Abstract: An absorbent article can have an improved attachment to a wearer's undergarment and can maintain proper placement in the undergarment of the wearer. The absorbent article can produce less waste for the wearer of the absorbent article. The absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer, and a pair of opposing wings. The absorbent article can have a mechanical garment attachment which can maintain the placement of the absorbent article within the wearer's undergarment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Peter Olson, Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Cynthia H. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20200290304
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack of absorbent sheets, such as paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, facial tissue, and the like. The stack has a binding element that is compressed and sewn with a first line of stitching disposed adjacent to the first edge of the bound stack, such as the top edge. The binding element may be free from adhesives. The line of stitches facilitate separation and removal of individual sheets and may alleviate the need for perforations or a line of weakness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20200275809
    Abstract: Disclosed are stacks of absorbent sheets, such as paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, facial tissue, and the like. The stacks generally comprise a plurality of absorbent sheets bound by compressing the sheets to form a binding element. The binding element is generally free from adhesives or mechanical fasteners, and acts to bind the sheets to one another and form the 5 stack. The binding element may be disposed along only a portion of the stack or may extend continuously across a first dimension of the stack Binding the stack in this manner generally results in individual sheets arranged in facing arrangement with one another without an adhesive disposed between them and as such the entire sheet may be used once it is dispensed from the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20200276060
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in a back portion of the fluid intake layer. The fluid intake layer has an opening. The absorbent article includes a first lateral stiffener and a second lateral stiffener extending along a majority of the longitudinal side edges of the fluid intake layer. The absorbent article includes a first flexure, a second flexure, and a third flexure in a rear portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Heidi Bauerlein Hopkins, Sohyun Sara Park, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 10695232
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in a back portion of the fluid intake layer. The fluid intake layer has an opening. The absorbent article includes a first lateral stiffener and a second lateral stiffener extending along a majority of the longitudinal side edges of the fluid intake layer. The absorbent article includes a first flexure, a second flexure, and a third flexure in a rear portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Heidi Bauerlein Hopkins, Sohyun Sara Park, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20200196805
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stack of absorbent sheets, such as paper towels, toilet tissue, napkins, facial tissue and the like. The stack is sewn with a first line of stitching disposed adjacent to a first edge of the bound stack, such as the top edge. The stack further comprises a second line of stitches, which may be disposed adjacent to the first line of stitches. The second line of stitches comprises an unbalanced stitch to facilitate separation and removal of individual sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 10660804
    Abstract: An absorbent article which can have longitudinal direction folded side regions. The longitudinal direction folded side regions of the absorbent article can provide the absorbent article with a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the lateral direction width of each of the front waist edge and the back waist edge can be the same. In the second configuration, the lateral direction width of the front waist edge can be smaller than the lateral direction width of the back waist edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Edward Neubauer, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Patent number: 10611541
    Abstract: The invention provides a sheet material dispenser and more particularly a dispenser for storing and dispensing a compact stack of folded tissue products. The compact stack of folded tissues may be secured by the tension of a pair of opposed side panels having a generally elliptical shape. The elliptically shaped side panels result in a rigid, resilient frame-work such that the dispenser has sufficient resiliency to maintain its shape even after a portion of the folded tissue products have been dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jessica Annette Ives Dieringer, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Julie Ann Paveletzke, Jordyn Kaylee Somerville, Gacia Coronado, Christopher Peter Olson, Andrew Peter Bakken
  • Publication number: 20200069120
    Abstract: The invention provides a stack comprising a plurality of absorbent sheets stacked in facing arrangement. The stack is bound along its top edge by at least one line of stitches comprising a plurality of spaced apart stitch holes and a thread disposed therein. Individual sheets further comprise a line of perforations comprising a plurality of spaced apart perforation holes. The line of stitches and the line of perforations are such that there is generally a one-to-one numerical correspondence amongst at least a majority of the plurality of stitch holes and perforation holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20200038265
    Abstract: An absorbent article can have an improved attachment to a wearer's undergarment and can maintain proper placement in the undergarment of the wearer. The absorbent article can produce less waste for the wearer of the absorbent article. The absorbent article can have a topsheet layer, a backsheet layer, an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet layer and the backsheet layer, and a pair of opposing wings. The absorbent article can have a mechanical garment attachment which can maintain the placement of the absorbent article within the wearer's undergarment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Peter Olson, Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Cynthia H. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20190092504
    Abstract: The invention provides a stack comprising a plurality of absorbent sheets stacked in facing arrangement. The stack is bound along its top edge by at least one line of stitches comprising a plurality of spaced apart stitch holes and a thread disposed therein. Individual sheets further comprise a line of perforations comprising a plurality of spaced apart perforation holes. The line of stitches and the line of perforations are such that there is generally a one-to-one numerical correspondence amongst at least a majority of the plurality of stitch holes and perforation holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20180362236
    Abstract: The invention provides a sheet material dispenser and more particularly a dispenser for storing and dispensing a compact stack of folded tissue products. The compact stack of folded tissues may be secured by the tension of a pair of opposed side panels having a generally elliptical shape. The elliptically shaped side panels result in a rigid, resilient frame-work such that the dispenser has sufficient resiliency to maintain its shape even after a portion of the folded tissue products have been dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jessica Annette Ives Dieringer, Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Julie Ann Paveletzke, Jordyn Kaylee Somerville, Gacia Coronado, Christopher Peter Olson, Andrew Peter Bakken
  • Publication number: 20180247334
    Abstract: An upselling system for utilizing compressible and resilient consumable products as substitutes for conventional fill material in shipping containers can include leveraging product dimensions and compressibility to identify and offer compressible and resilient products that will fit in the container with, and in particular embodiments provide shipping protection to, the already-selected item(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Scott Kenneth Usitalo, Brenda Marie Coulter, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20170326006
    Abstract: An absorbent article which can have longitudinal direction folded side regions. The longitudinal direction folded side regions of the absorbent article can provide the absorbent article with a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the lateral direction width of each of the front waist edge and the back waist edge can be the same. In the second configuration, the lateral direction width of the front waist edge can be smaller than the lateral direction width of the back waist edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Edward Neubauer, Christopher Peter Olson
  • Publication number: 20170246045
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a top sheet, a back sheet, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the back sheet and the top sheet. The absorbent article includes a fluid intake layer positioned between the absorbent assembly and the top sheet. The fluid intake layer has a rearward-facing arch located in a back portion of the fluid intake layer. The fluid intake layer has an opening. The absorbent article includes a first lateral stiffener and a second lateral stiffener extending along a majority of the longitudinal side edges of the fluid intake layer. The absorbent article includes a first flexure, a second flexure, and a third flexure in a rear portion of the absorbent article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Suzanne Marie SCHMOKER, Heidi Bauerlein HOPKINS, Sohyun Sara PARK, Christopher Peter OLSON
  • Publication number: 20170246046
    Abstract: Pant-like absorbent articles having handles on side panels of the article for ease of removal and donning of the absorbent garment and a method for forming is disclosed herein. The article includes a front waist region, a back waist region, and a chassis extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the front and back waist regions attached by at least one side panel. Formed within the side panel is at least one handle. The handle includes a slit formed through the side panel, the slit extending in both the longitudinal and lateral direction to provide a flap material. The flap material is folded towards the waist edge of the side panel to provide an aperture in the side panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Julie Ann Paveletzke, Andrew Mark Long, Joseph Daniel Coenen, Bradley Adam Colvin, Joseph Charles Herb, Adam Edward Suttner, Christopher Peter Olson