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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210101772
    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: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 10968571
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 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
  • Publication number: 20210095427
    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: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 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: 10960566
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus has a base having at least one counter component. The counter component has a length, LCC, and a nonlinear shape having a shape width, W. 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. The distance, D, is at least the translational distance that one tooth travels to cover the shape width, W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 10946545
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10919168
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus has a first roll and a second roll, each being operatively engageable with a support. The first roll has a first longitudinal axis about which the first roll rotates and a first anvil disposed on the first roll and having a first design. The second roll has a second longitudinal axis about which the second roll rotates. A second anvil is disposed on the second roll. The second anvil has a second design. At least one blade is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in interacting relationship with one of the first anvil and the second anvil when the support is operatively engaged with the one of the first anvil and the second anvil. The apparatus comprises two alternative paths for the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 10920376
    Abstract: A textured substrate comprising: a first side comprising discrete regions and a continuous region extending between the discrete regions and a second side comprising discrete portions corresponding to the discrete regions and a continuous portion corresponding to the continuous region and a second side comprising discrete portions corresponding to the discrete regions and a continuous portion corresponding to the continuous region. Each discrete region comprises an outer section and sidewall sections extending outwardly from the adjacent continuous region to the outer section. Polymer particles are deposited on at least one of the first side or the second side. At least a section of each polymer particle defines a raised edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Michael Leslie Groombridge, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Michael McDonnell
  • Patent number: 10907308
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 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
  • Patent number: 10889459
    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: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 10814513
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus includes a longitudinal cylinder axis about which a cylinder rotates. At least one shaped anvil is disposed on the cylinder. Further, a support operatively engages with the cylinder, and the support is moveable with respect to the cylinder. A blade is disposed on the support so as to cooperate in contacting relationship with the anvil, and the blade is substantially parallel to the longitudinal cylinder axis. At least one of the blade and the anvil comprises a plurality of teeth, and adjacent teeth are separated by a recessed portion. A web is perforated as the web passes between the rotating cylinder and the support and the blade cooperates with the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn