Patents by Inventor Joyce A. Damico

Joyce A. Damico 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: 7919453
    Abstract: A dosage cap assembly is provided for use with an applicator assembly, the dosage cap assembly including a tip including an outer surface, an attachment end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a tip cavity, wherein the attachment end of the tip includes an engagement mechanism. The dosage cap assembly also includes a cap having an inner surface defining a cap cavity, the inner surface generally conforming to the outer surface of the tip; and a dosage form disposed within the tip cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Rajala, Daniel J. Heuer, Steven C. Gehling, Rebecca D. Hayes, Elizabeth E. Bell, Joyce A. Damico
  • Patent number: 7744556
    Abstract: A delivery tube assembly is provided, the delivery tube assembly including a delivery tube including a delivery tube attachment end, an open delivery tube second end opposite the delivery tube attachment end, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a delivery tube cavity; and a dosage form including a therapeutic agent, wherein the dosage form is positioned within the delivery tube cavity. The assembly may also include an engagement mechanism positioned at the delivery tube attachment end. The assembly may also include a containment seal coupled to the delivery tube second end. The assembly may also include an inner containment seal positioned within the delivery tube cavity to seal the dosage form within the delivery tube cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Heuer, Gregory J. Rajala, Steven C. Gehling, Joyce A. Damico
  • Publication number: 20070156504
    Abstract: Identifying attributes of feminine care products corresponding to the biological and rheological properties of vaginal discharge of a consumer based on predefined correlations. Aspects of the invention obtain vaginal discharge data of the consumer and identify the attributes to the consumer to aid the consumer in making a purchase decision regarding the feminine care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Myers, Paula McNiel, Joyce Damico, Cheryl Mocadlo, Candace Krautkramer, Charles Keely, Sandy Grigg
  • Publication number: 20070141118
    Abstract: A tampon adapted to deliver a therapeutic agent includes a tampon body having a distal end and a dosage form affixed to the distal end of the tampon body, the dosage form including a first active layer dispersible by a first mechanism, and an attachment layer dispersible by a second mechanism. Mechanisms include melting and dissolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Joyce Damico, Bruce Siebers, Patrick Hastings, Steven Burnett, Chris Clendening
  • Publication number: 20060213918
    Abstract: A dosage cap assembly is provided for use with an applicator assembly, the dosage cap assembly including a tip including an outer surface, an attachment end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a tip cavity, wherein the attachment end of the tip includes an engagement mechanism. The dosage cap assembly also includes a cap having an inner surface defining a cap cavity, the inner surface generally conforming to the outer surface of the tip; and a dosage form disposed within the tip cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Gregory Rajala, Daniel Heuer, Steven Gehling, Rebecca Hayes, Elizabeth Bell, Joyce Damico
  • Publication number: 20060213919
    Abstract: A delivery device is provided including a first member having an interior surface, a receiving end, and an insertion end, wherein the insertion end is open; a tampon body positioned within the first member, wherein the tampon body has a proximal tampon body end and a distal tampon body end; and a second member slidably coupled to the interior surface of the first member at the receiving end. The device also includes a dosage form, wherein the dosage form is coupled to the distal tampon body end; and a protective tube including an open attachment end, an open protective tube second end opposite the attachment end, and a protective tube inner surface including an engagement mechanism enabling the protective tube to be coupled to the receiving end of the first member at the attachment end of the protective tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Heuer, Gregory Rajala, Joyce Damico, Steven Burnett
  • Publication number: 20060217652
    Abstract: A delivery tube assembly is provided, the delivery tube assembly including a delivery tube including a delivery tube attachment end, an open delivery tube second end opposite the delivery tube attachment end, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a delivery tube cavity; and a dosage form including a therapeutic agent, wherein the dosage form is positioned within the delivery tube cavity. The assembly may also include an engagement mechanism positioned at the delivery tube attachment end. The assembly may also include a containment seal coupled to the delivery tube second end. The assembly may also include an inner containment seal positioned within the delivery tube cavity to seal the dosage form within the delivery tube cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Heuer, Gregory Rajala, Steven Gehling, Joyce Damico
  • Patent number: 4886512
    Abstract: The invention provides a generally narrow rectangular garment having elasticized portions centered on the long edges of the rectangle. The pad is elasticized such that shrinkage of the relaxed elastic results in a pouched formation that is well suited for use in absorption of body excretions, particularly those from incontinent adults. The pad generally has an elasticized area of between about 25 to about 60 percent of the total garment length. The elasticized edge of the pad is such that shortening of the pad amounts to between about 15 and about 37 percent of the original extended length, and the width of the pad generally ranges between about 20 and 35 percent of the total pad length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1989
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Joyce A. Damico, Rebecca J. Weber
  • Patent number: 4668230
    Abstract: The pad of the invention is composed of impervious backing sheet and a pervious body-side liner with an absorbent material there between. The pad is elasticized along its edges from points at substantially one end extending along the longer edges of the rectangular pad for at least two-thirds of the length of the pad. In a preferred form of the invention the pad has as its absorbent material a coform structure of air-formed meltblown polymers combined with air-formed cellulose fibers that have been formed onto a pervious spunbonded material that serves as the pervious body-side liner. In the preferred form the backing sheet is formed of an extrusion-coated spunbonded material that has the spunbonded material on the outer surface with the backing sheet folded over to overlap on the body side of the garment with the fabric toward the body. The folded portion forms the pad's baffles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Joyce A. Damico, Rebecca J. Weber, James J. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4646362
    Abstract: A disposable underpant (10, 10') comprising a front panel (11) and rear panel (12) joined together along side seams (13) to provide a three-dimensional garment having a pair of elasticized leg openings (14) and an elasticized waist opening (15), and including a bodyside liner (16), outer cover (17) and absorbent batt (18) therebetween, in which the outer cover (17) has an inner layer (30) of plastic material and an outer layer (31) of nonwoven fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Heran, Glen R. Fleischer, Joyce A. Damico, Paul T. Van Gompel
  • Patent number: 4642819
    Abstract: A disposable garment (10) having at least one opening (13) elasticized with two or three spaced elastic elements (30) having a cross-sectional shape with an aspect ratio of 0.25 to 1, its shortest axis about 0.8 to 3.2 mm long and a cross-sectional area of about 0.5 to 8 mm.sup.2. In particular, a disposable garment (10) having leg openings (13) elasticized with two or three such spaced elastic elements (30) and a waist opening (12) elasticized with a flat elastic ribbon (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ales, David T. Strohbeen, Joyce A. Damico
  • Patent number: 4641381
    Abstract: A disposable underpant (10, 10') comprising a front panel (11) and rear panel (12) joined together along side seams (13) to provide a three-dimensional garment having a pair of elasticized leg openings (14) and an elasticized waist opening (15), and including a bodyside liner (16), outer cover (17) and absorbent batt (18) therebetween, in which the outer cover (17) has an inner layer (30) of plastic material and an outer layer (31) of nonwoven fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: William M. Heran, Glen R. Fleischer, Joyce A. Damico, Paul T. Van Gompel
  • Patent number: 4639949
    Abstract: Disposable garments (10) having an elasticized opening including an elastic element (25, 60, 70) joined to a marginal portion of an exterior panel (21, 40, 61, 71) of the garment about the opening along a plurality of spaced bond points (50), and also joined to a marginal portion of an interior panel (20, 62, 72) or folded-over portion of the exterior panel (40a) along the opening, with the outer edges of the elastic element and panel portions joined thereto being substantially coincident. The elastic element is joined to the panel portions in an elongated condition and thereafter allowed to retract to produce micro-buckling (51) of the exterior panel between the bond points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1987
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas M. Ales, David T. Strohbeen, Joyce A. Damico, Paul T. Van Gompel, Kent W. Abel
  • Patent number: 4500316
    Abstract: A disposable incontinent garment having a narrow crotch portion integrally connected to front and back body-encircling portions, with elastic leg bands extending along the longitudinal margins of the crotch and elastic waist bands extending along the latitudinal margins of the front and back portions, the elastic bands cooperating to form generally truncated triangular front and back pocket portions between relatively large convolutions along the legs and bases of the triangular pockets to provide increased containment and comfort features of the garment. A plurality of attachment tapes secure the front and back portions of the garment together in use and provide appropriate leg and waist band seals as well as supporting and stabilizing the front and back pocket portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
    Inventor: Joyce A. Damico