Patents by Inventor John William Toussant

John William Toussant 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: 7897228
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface that includes a sheet of dry color component having a margin, a front sheet surface, and a rear sheet surface opposite the front sheet surface, and an adhesive on the rear sheet surface for bonding the sheet to the surface. Either the margin of the sheet or the entire sheet is adapted for reducing or eliminating the visual perceptibility of the seam created when the margin is positioned in an overlapping, abutting, or spaced apart relationship with a margin of a juxtaposed second article. The reduction or elimination of the visual perceptibility of the seam may be promoted by a physical mechanism, a chemical mechanism, an optical mechanism, or a combination of these mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Robert Lawrence Prosise, John William Toussant, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Anneke Margaret Kaminski, Julie Ann Pawlikowski, Bruce Neil Hall, Roxanne Drago Westendorf
  • Patent number: 7897227
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. The article further includes a releasable liner, and the sheet of dry color component is arranged between the releasable liner and the adhesive. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise delivering such an article to the architectural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Michael John O'Brien, Andrew Julian Wnuk, John William Toussant, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Patent number: 7709070
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. The article further includes a releasable liner, and the sheet of dry color component is arranged between the releasable liner and the adhesive. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise delivering such an article to the architectural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Von Adoniram Kinsey, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Michael John O'Brien, Andrew Julian Wnuk, John William Toussant, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Patent number: 7622175
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. In one embodiment, the article is free of a releasable liner and a carrier sheet. In another embodiment, the sheet of dry color component and adhesive have a combined thickness of about 3 mils or less. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise applying dry color component to the architectural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Michael John O'Brien, Robert Lawrence Prosise, John William Toussant, Andrew Julian Wnuk
  • Patent number: 7316832
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface that includes a sheet of dry color component having a margin, a front sheet surface, and a rear sheet surface opposite the front sheet surface, and an adhesive on the rear sheet surface for bonding the sheet to the surface. Either the margin of the sheet or the entire sheet is adapted for reducing or eliminating the visual perceptibility of the seam created when the margin is positioned in an overlapping, abutting, or spaced apart relationship with a margin of a juxtaposed second article. The reduction or elimination of the visual perceptibility of the seam may be promoted by a physical mechanism, a chemical mechanism, an optical mechanism, or a combination of these mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Robert Lawrence Prosise, John William Toussant, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Von Adoniram Kinsey
  • Patent number: 7262393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a releasably sealable bag for low temperature cooking comprising a film material, wherein the film material does not deform at temperatures of up to about 125° C., and wherein the bag is air and liquid impermeable when sealed. Also disclosed are such bags wherein at least a portion of the film material is comprised of a composite film material provided with a pressure sensitive adhesive protected from inadvertent adherence. Further disclosed are methods for food preparation and cooking using any of the embodiments of the bag of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ishii, Yuka Ishii, Satoru Hatano, Ken Yoshikawa, Kumiko Shirai, John William Toussant
  • Patent number: 7101437
    Abstract: A patterned element for use in an embossing and adhesive application process. The patterened element comprises a material having an pattern disposed thereon, wherein the material comprises a polymer and has a Shore A hardness of greater than about 70, and has a critical surface energy of less than about 30 dynes/cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn David Boutilier, Linda Evers-Smith, Jeffrey Scott Ledford, Timothy Jude Lorenz, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Jr., John William Toussant, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Paul Anthony Zaffiro, Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 7051895
    Abstract: A container covering system comprises a flexible film cover including an elastic peripheral portion. The film cover forms a seal around a container on which the covering system is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John William Toussant, Elizabeth White Toussant
  • Patent number: 6902394
    Abstract: An apparatus for aiding the removal of an adhesively coated web disposed upon the surface of a rotating roll is disclosed. The apparatus includes a movable belt disposed about at least a portion of the surface of the roll and defining a contact region. The belt has a temperature that is different from the temperature of the roll so that as the adhesively coated web passes between the surface of the roll and the belt within the contact region, the web is cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Patent number: 6881471
    Abstract: A high speed embossing and adhesive printing process using a first and second embossing rolls having complementary embossing pattern disposed thereon. A web of sheet material is placed in contact with an adhesive applied to the first embossing roll. The adhesive forms an adhesive pattern on the web of sheet material in register with the first embossing pattern of the first embossing roll. The web of sheet material is then passed between the first and second embossing rolls which emboss the web with the complementary embossing pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John William Toussant, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Stephan Gary Bush, Donald A. Salsman, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Kevin Benson McNeil
  • Patent number: 6857871
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for zone controlling the temperature of a rotating roll. The apparatus includes a roll having a surface at a first temperature and a belt disposed adjacent at least a portion of the surface of the roll. The belt contacts the roll surface in a contact region and has a second temperature that is different from the first temperature of the roll such that the belt affects a temperature change in at least a portion of the surface of the roll in the contact region as the roll is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20040200564
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface comprise a sheet of dry color component and an adhesive on one surface of the sheet of dry color component. The article further includes a releasable liner, and the sheet of dry color component is arranged between the releasable liner and the adhesive. Methods for providing a substantially permanent color effect on an architectural surface comprise delivering such an article to the architectural surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Von Adoniram Kinsey, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Michael John O'Brien, Andrew Julian Wnuk, John William Toussant, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Publication number: 20040142296
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for zone controlling the temperature of a rotating roll. The apparatus includes a roll having a surface at a first temperature and a belt disposed adjacent at least a portion of the surface of the roll. The belt contacts the roll surface in a contact region and has a second temperature that is different from the first temperature of the roll such that the belt affects a temperature change in at least a portion of the surface of the roll in the contact region as the roll is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: July 22, 2004
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20040137211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a web of entangled synthetic fibers, wherein said fibers are eccentric bicomponent fibers. The present invention further provides a method of absorbing oil from foods comprising contacting a web of entangled, eccentric bicomponent fibers with oil-containing food prior to, during, or subsequent to preparation of such foods, especially but not limited to during or subsequent to cooking such foods wherein said web is exposed to temperatures at above about 120 C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: William Robert Ouellette, Robert Allan Johnson, John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20040091701
    Abstract: A high speed embossing and adhesive printing process using a first and second embossing rolls having complementary embossing pattern disposed thereon. A web of sheet material is placed in contact with an adhesive applied to the first embossing roll. The adhesive forms an adhesive pattern on the web of sheet material in register with the first embossing pattern of the first embossing roll. The web of sheet material is then passed between the first and second embossing rolls which emboss the web with the complementary embossing pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: John William Toussant, Kenneth Stephen McGuire, Stephan Gary Bush, Donald A. Salsman, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn, Kevin Benson McNeil
  • Patent number: 6733284
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for zone controlling the temperature of a rotating roll. The apparatus includes a roll having a surface at a first temperature and a belt disposed adjacent at least a portion of the roll. The belt contacts the roll surface in a contact region and has a second temperature that is different from the first temperature of the roll such that the belt affects a temperature change in at least a portion of the surface of the roll in the contact region as the roll is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20040076788
    Abstract: Articles for applying color on a surface that includes a sheet of dry color component having a margin, a front sheet surface, and a rear sheet surface opposite the front sheet surface, and an adhesive on the rear sheet surface for bonding the sheet to the surface. Either the margin of the sheet or the entire sheet is adapted for reducing or eliminating the visual perceptibility of the seam created when the margin is positioned in an overlapping, abutting, or spaced apart relationship with a margin of a juxtaposed second article. The reduction or elimination of the visual perceptibility of the seam may be promoted by a physical mechanism, a chemical mechanism, an optical mechanism, or a combination of these mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Shawn Christopher Pallotta, Robert Lawrence Prosise, John William Toussant, Andrew Julian Wnuk, Von Adoniram Kinsey, Anneke Margaret Kaminski, Julie Ann Pawlikowski, Bruce Neil Hall, Roxanne Drago Westendorf
  • Publication number: 20040058294
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for zone controlling the temperature of a rotating roll. The apparatus includes a roll having a surface at a first temperature and a belt disposed adjacent at least a portion of the surface of the roll. The belt contacts the roll surface in a contact region and has a second temperature that is different from the first temperature of the roll such that the belt affects a temperature change in at least a portion of the surface of the roll in the contact region as the roll is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Publication number: 20040047986
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for zone controlling the temperature of a rotating roll. The apparatus includes a roll having a surface at a first temperature and a belt disposed adjacent at least a portion of the surface of the roll. The belt contacts the roll surface in a contact region and has a second temperature that is different from the first temperature of the roll such that the belt affects a temperature change in at least a portion of the surface of the roll in the contact region as the roll is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William J. Butsch, John William Toussant
  • Patent number: 6673158
    Abstract: The present invention provides a web of entangled synthetic fibers, wherein said fibers are eccentric bicomponent fibers. The present invention further provides a method of absorbing oil from foods by contacting a web of entangled, eccentric bicomponent fibers with oil-containing food prior to, during, or subsequent to preparation of such foods, especially but not limited to during or subsequent to cooking such foods wherein said web is exposed to temperatures at above about 120 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Robert Ouellette, Robert Allen Johnson, John William Toussant