Patents by Inventor John Molander

John Molander 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: 8748691
    Abstract: A three dimensional printed article having a composite image printed thereon is disclosed. The composite image includes top and bottom artwork portions printed on the top and bottom surfaces of the printed article substrate. Both artwork portions are visible through a translucent or transparent substrate, thereby forming a visible composite image. The substrate can be a non-woven web. By printing on both surfaces of the substrate, the three dimensional printed article provides a good quality, aesthetically pleasing three-dimensional image that limits the loss of color and appearance of fuzz during normal use of the article. The three-dimensional printed article allows a more versatile creation of build colors and reduces the number of process colors required to print the composite image. The three-dimensional printed article can be integrated into an absorbent article, such as a diaper. A method of printing the three-dimensional printed article and forming the absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, John Molander, Alrick Vincent Warner, Thomas Alexander Horn
  • Patent number: 8637727
    Abstract: A three dimensional printed article having a composite image printed thereon is disclosed. The composite image includes top and bottom artwork portions printed on the top and bottom surfaces of the printed article substrate. Both artwork portions are visible through a translucent or transparent substrate, thereby forming a visible composite image. The substrate can be a non-woven web. By printing on both surfaces of the substrate, the three dimensional printed article provides a good quality, aesthetically pleasing three-dimensional image that limits the loss of color and appearance of fuzz during normal use of the article. The three-dimensional printed article allows a more versatile creation of process colors and reduces the number of spot colors required to print the composite image. The three-dimensional printed article can be integrated into an absorbent article, such as a diaper. A method of printing the three-dimensional printed article and forming the absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, John Molander, Alrick Vincent Warner, Thomas Alexander Horn
  • Patent number: 8496640
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fasteners for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that include the fasteners. The disclosed fasteners generally are free of release tape and adhesives requiring those tapes. At the same time, the disclosed fasteners can be maintained in a closed position prior to the fastener's (and the disposable absorbent article's) use and during the process by which the article is manufactured. While maintainable in this closed position, the fastener may be easily opened by the consumer such that the fastener can be then used for its intended purpose, such as, for example to form a side closure on a diaper around the waist and legs of an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: John Molander
  • Publication number: 20100191211
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fasteners for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that include the fasteners. The disclosed fasteners generally are free of release tape and adhesives requiring those tapes. At the same time, the disclosed fasteners can be maintained in a closed position prior to the fastener's (and the disposable absorbent article's) use and during the process by which the article is manufactured. While maintainable in this closed position, the fastener may be easily opened by the consumer such that the fastener can be then used for its intended purpose, such as, for example to form a side closure on a diaper around the waist and legs of an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: John Molander
  • Publication number: 20080097368
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fasteners for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that include the fasteners. The disclosed fasteners generally are free of release tape and adhesives requiring those tapes. At the same time, the disclosed fasteners can be maintained in a closed position prior to the fastener's (and the disposable absorbent article's) use and during the process by which the article is manufactured. While maintainable in this closed position, the fastener may be easily opened by the consumer such that the fastener can be then used for its intended purpose, such as, for example to form a side closure on a diaper around the waist and legs of an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: John Molander
  • Publication number: 20080091162
    Abstract: A three dimensional printed article having a composite image printed thereon is disclosed. The composite image includes top and bottom artwork portions printed on the top and bottom surfaces of the printed article substrate. Both artwork portions are visible through a translucent or transparent substrate, thereby forming a visible composite image. The substrate can be a non-woven web. By printing on both surfaces of the substrate, the three dimensional printed article provides a good quality, aesthetically pleasing three-dimensional image that limits the loss of color and appearance of fuzz during normal use of the article. The three-dimensional printed article allows a more versatile creation of process colors and reduces the number of spot colors required to print the composite image. The three-dimensional printed article can be integrated into an absorbent article, such as a diaper. A method of printing the three-dimensional printed article and forming the absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, John Molander, Alrick Vincent Warner, Thomas Alexander Horn
  • Publication number: 20080091156
    Abstract: A three dimensional printed article having a composite image printed thereon is disclosed. The composite image includes top and bottom artwork portions printed on the top and bottom surfaces of the printed article substrate. Both artwork portions are visible through a translucent or transparent substrate, thereby forming a visible composite image. The substrate can be a non-woven web. By printing on both surfaces of the substrate, the three dimensional printed article provides a good quality, aesthetically pleasing three-dimensional image that limits the loss of color and appearance of fuzz during normal use of the article. The three-dimensional printed article allows a more versatile creation of build colors and reduces the number of process colors required to print the composite image. The three-dimensional printed article can be integrated into an absorbent article, such as a diaper. A method of printing the three-dimensional printed article and forming the absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: Clarissa Maldonado, John Molander, Alrick Vincent Warner, Thomas Alexander Horn
  • Publication number: 20070123835
    Abstract: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants, and the like, that provide dynamic fit about the wearer by the use of extensible, outwardly extending side panels. The side panel includes at least one discontinuity for dividing the tensile force extending the side panel into a waist-directing force and a leg-directing force. The waist-directing force is transmitted by the side panel to the waist area of the article to maintain the waist area in a snug, but comfortable, fit against the waist of the wearer. The leg-directing force is transmitted by the side panel to the leg cuff area of the article to prevent leakage between the leg cuff and the wearer's leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Molander, Larry Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070078427
    Abstract: A tab and slot closure system has a tab member, a slot member, and an anti-pop open device. The tab member has a tab element which has a first region and a second region. The first region includes a proximal edge, and the second region includes a distal edge. The tab element is attached to the substrate element along a line of attachment. The slot member has an inboard portion, an outboard portion, and a slot disposed between the inboard portion and the outboard portion. The anti-pop open device is disposed on either the tab member or the slot member and reduces the likelihood of the tab member unintentionally disengaging the slot member when the tab and slot closure system is fastened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Jeromy Raycheck, Tracey Beckman, Mark Kline, Pablo Ibarra, Kevin Kanya, Sue Mills, John Molander
  • Publication number: 20060283750
    Abstract: A flexible package comprising a dispensing opening and a resealable closure flap. The closure flap may have an area that is at least four times the size of the area of the dispensing opening. The package and the closure flap may comprise a resealable fastening element system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Esther Villars, John Molander, Matthew Neumann, Joshua Norman, Sarah Thielman
  • Publication number: 20060287634
    Abstract: An article, including disposable articles and durable articles, includes one or more shaped thermoplastic members, which can be at least partially impregnated into one or more fibrous substrates forming a composite material of the article having regions of breathability, elasticity, and/or stiffening to provide desired functions of the article. The shaped thermoplastic members have a profiled thickness and/or basis weight providing variation in material properties. A percent variation of the profiled thickness of the thermoplastic member can vary from about 5% to about 100%. A process for manufacturing the article is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: John Molander, Mark Kline, Daniel Peck, Tracey Beckman
  • Publication number: 20050130821
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for pre-fastening disposable absorbent articles having a slot-and-tab fastening system during manufacturing of the pre-fastened disposable articles, such as diapers, pull-on diapers, training pants, adults incontinence pads and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: George Reising, Michael Trennepohl, Darrell Brown, John Molander, Jason Prosek