Patents by Inventor Kathryn Christian Kien

Kathryn Christian Kien 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: 20220341097
    Abstract: A fibrous structure is disclosed. The fibrous structure may include a plurality of wet-formed knuckles or pillows, where the plurality of wet-formed knuckles or pillows may be arranged in a pattern organized in an X-Y coordinate plane, where the wet-formed knuckles or pillows of the pattern may form a plurality of rows oriented in an X-direction and a plurality of rows oriented in a Y-direction, and the plurality of rows in the X-direction may be curved in a repeating wave pattern, where the repeating wave pattern may have an amplitude and a wavelength, and wherein the amplitude may be between about 0.75 mm and about 3.0 mm, and the wavelength may be between about 25.0 mm and about 125.0 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20220332006
    Abstract: A method for perforating a web with a perforating apparatus includes: rotating a cylinder about a longitudinal cylinder axis, wherein the cylinder comprises at least one shaped blade; operatively engaging a movable support with the cylinder; positioning an anvil disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the shaped blade, wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; feeding a web between the cylinder and the support; and perforating the web as the anvil cooperates in contacting relationship with the shaped blade disposed on the rotating cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Publication number: 20220332533
    Abstract: A method for providing a nonlinear line of weakness on a web material including providing: a base, a support, a blade, and a driving means. The base may comprise at least one counter component having a length (LCC) where the counter component comprises a nonlinear shape having a shape width (W). The support may be operatively engaged with the base. The blade may have a length (LB) and may be disposed on the support so as to either contact or to come in close proximity with the counter component. At least one of the counter component and the blade may have a nonlinear shape. The driving means may be associated with one of the support or the base to reciprocally shift the one of the support or the base with respect to the other of the base or the support for a distance (D) in a shifting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 11413779
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus may have a first roll comprising a first design and a second roll comprising a second design, each roll being in close proximity with a support member and each roll comprising a blade or an anvil. A web material may travel a first path between the first roll and the support member or, alternatively, may travel a second path between the second roll and the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 11407608
    Abstract: A method for providing a nonlinear line of weakness on a web material includes: providing a counter component comprising a nonlinear shape, where the nonlinear shape has a shape width, W; providing a blade in operative relationship with the counter component and comprising a plurality of teeth; rotating at least one of the blade and the counter component into interacting relationship with the other of the blade and the counter component; feeding a web between the counter component and the blade such that while in interacting relationship the blade cooperates with the counter component to perforate the web, wherein the web is moving in a machine direction; and reciprocally shifting one of the counter component and the blade for a distance, D, in a shifting direction, wherein D is at least the translational distance that one tooth travels to cover the shape width, W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 11408129
    Abstract: A fibrous structure includes a plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles extending from a pillow surface of the fibrous structure, wherein the plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles are arranged in a pattern organized in an X-Y coordinate plane, each of the wet-formed knuckles of the pattern is included within a plurality of rows oriented in an X-direction and a plurality of rows oriented in a Y-direction, and each row in the X-direction is curved in a repeating wave pattern, wherein the repeating wave pattern has an amplitude and a wavelength, and wherein the amplitude is between about 0.75 mm and about 3.0 mm, and the wavelength is between about 25.0 mm and about 125.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20220063260
    Abstract: A fibrous structure comprising first and second plies. The first ply comprises a first textured substrate comprising a first side comprising first discrete regions and a first continuous region extending between the first discrete regions, each first discrete region comprising an outer section and sidewall sections extending outwardly from the adjacent first continuous region to the outer section; a second side comprising first discrete portions corresponding to the first discrete regions and a first continuous portion corresponding to the first continuous region; and first polymer particles deposited on at least one of the first side or the second side. When the first polymer particles are deposited on the first side, the first polymer particles are substantially deposited on the outer sections of the first discrete regions and do not extend to the adjacent first continuous region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Michael Leslie Groombridge, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Michael McDonnell
  • Patent number: 11254024
    Abstract: A method of perforating a web includes: rotating a cylinder comprising a longitudinal cylinder axis and at least one shaped anvil disposed on the cylinder; operatively engaging a support with the cylinder, wherein the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder; positioning a blade disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, wherein the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis, and wherein at least one of the blade and the anvil comprise a plurality of teeth, and wherein adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion; and feeding a web between the cylinder and the support while the blade cooperates in contacting relationship with shaped anvil to perforate the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11207874
    Abstract: A method of forming a fibrous structure including: providing a first textured substrate that has a first side with first discrete regions and a first continuous region extending between the first discrete regions, and a second side comprising a plurality of first discrete portions corresponding to the first discrete regions and a first continuous portion corresponding to the first continuous region; passing the first textured substrate across a nozzle of a slot coat header, wherein a heated polymer is dispensed from the nozzle; depositing the heated polymer onto one of the first or the second side of the first textured substrate to form a plurality of first polymer particles, wherein the heated polymer is substantially deposited on an area of the first textured substrate that contacts the nozzle such that at least a section of each of the first polymer particles defines a raised edge; and joining the first textured substrate to a second substrate to form the fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Michael Leslie Groombridge, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Michael McDonnell
  • Publication number: 20210372053
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Tensile Ratio of less than 1.75 and/or less than 1.49 as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method described herein and a Geometric Mean Modulus (GM Modulus) of less than 1402.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Machine Direction Modulus (MD Modulus) of less than 1253.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Cross Machine Direction Modulus (CD Modulus) of less than 1569.2 g/cm at 15 g/cm, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: John Allen MANIFOLD, Joshua Thomas FUNG, Jeremy Howard NUGENT`, Ashley Lynn KUNTZ, Katie Kristine GLASS, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Kevin Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20210285162
    Abstract: Articles, for example multi-ply fibrous structure-containing articles such as multi-ply sanitary tissue products, containing two or more fibrous structure plies, and more particularly to multi-ply articles containing two or more fibrous structure plies having a plurality of fibrous elements wherein the articles exhibit improved bulk and absorbent properties compared to known articles and methods for making same, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Christopher Michael Young, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 11091880
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Tensile Ratio of less than 1.75 and/or less than 1.49 as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method described herein and a Geometric Mean Modulus (GM Modulus) of less than 1402.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Machine Direction Modulus (MD Modulus) of less than 1253.4 g/cm at 15 g/cm and/or a Cross Machine Direction Modulus (CD Modulus) of less than 1569.2 g/cm at 15 g/cm, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Joshua Thomas Fung, Jeremy Howard Nugent, Ashley Lynn Kuntz, Katie Kristine Glass, Kathryn Christian Kien, Kevin Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20210230807
    Abstract: Articles, for example multi-ply fibrous structure-containing articles such as multi-ply sanitary tissue products, containing two or more fibrous structure plies, wherein at least one of the fibrous structure plies is embossed and is bonded to at least one other fibrous structure ply by a water-resistant bond such that void volume is created between the bonded fibrous structure plies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Christopher Michael Young, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Publication number: 20210197415
    Abstract: A web may include a curvilinear line of weakness comprising a plurality of perforations and a first amplitude. The first amplitude may be less than a second amplitude of a perforating apparatus that formed the sinusoidal-shaped line of weakness comprising the first amplitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20210187776
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus has a base having at least one counter component. The counter component has a length, LCC, and a nonlinear repeat length. A support is operatively engaged with the base. A blade having a length, LB, is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in interacting relationship with the counter component. The blade has a plurality of teeth. A web material is perforated as it passes between the base and the support and the blade cooperates with the counter component. A driving means is associated with one of the support and the base to reciprocally shift the one of the support or the base for a distance, D, in a shifting direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Laura Marie TANNO, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20210146566
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus may have a first roll comprising a first design and a second roll comprising a second design, each roll being in close proximity with a support member and each roll comprising a blade or an anvil. A web material may travel a first path between the first roll and the support member or, alternatively, may travel a second path between the second roll and the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Publication number: 20210140115
    Abstract: Belts and fibrous structures of the present disclosure may comprise discrete cells comprising one or more legs and/or one or more concavities in certain patterns or Cell Groups. The cells may be discrete knuckles or pillows and the fibrous structures may further comprise an emboss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20210140116
    Abstract: Belts and fibrous structures of the present disclosure may comprise discrete cells comprising one or more legs and/or one or more concavities in certain patterns or Cell Groups. The cells may be discrete knuckles or pillows and the fibrous structures may further comprise an emboss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20210140114
    Abstract: Belts and fibrous structures of the present disclosure may comprise discrete cells comprising one or more legs and/or one or more concavities in certain patterns or Cell Groups. The cells may be discrete knuckles or pillows and the fibrous structures may further comprise an emboss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Patent number: 10982393
    Abstract: Articles, for example multi-ply fibrous structure-containing articles such as multi-ply sanitary tissue products, containing two or more fibrous structure plies, wherein at least one of the fibrous structure plies is embossed and is bonded to at least one other fibrous structure ply by a water-resistant bond such that void volume is created between the bonded fibrous structure plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Christopher Michael Young, Timothy James Klawitter, James Roy Denbow, Michael Gomer Stelljes, Michael Donald Suer, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Kathryn Christian Kien