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: 20240060243
    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: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    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: 20240035234
    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: September 28, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Charles Allen REDD, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Osman POLAT, Anthony Paul BANKEMPER, David W. LOEBKER, Mireilly ROSADOBONILLA
  • Publication number: 20240009881
    Abstract: A web may include a curvilinear line of weakness comprising a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations may be separated by a bond area and each of the plurality of perforations may have a perforation length. Each bond area may have a non-perforation length. At least two of the perforations lengths may be substantially equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Publication number: 20240003091
    Abstract: 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 may comprise a saddle and at least two legs, where the plurality of discrete wet-formed cells may have a Cell Width, a Saddle Height, a Saddle Width, a Leg Length and a Leg Width, and where the pillow surface has a Distance Between Saddles, a Distance Between Cells, a First Leg Separation Distance, and a Second Leg Separation Distance. A ratio of a Leg Length to a Saddle Height may be between about 1.10 and about 24.0. A ratio of a Distance Between Cells to a Leg Separation Distance may be between about 0.200 and about 10.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20230406608
    Abstract: Arrays of sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise a first sanitary tissue product in a first package that conveys strength, absorption, and/or softness; and a second sanitary tissue product in a second package that conveys sustainability. TS750, lint, slip stick, tensile ratio, VFS, and SST may be common intensive properties of the first and second sanitary tissue products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Katherine L. SCHWERDTFEGER, Joshua Thomas FUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Marlene OTERO, Paul Thomas WEISMAN, Christopher M. YOUNG, Ward William OSTENDORF, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20230406610
    Abstract: Arrays of sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise a first sanitary tissue product in a first package that conveys strength and/or softness, the first package may be disposed on a retail store shelf; and a digital image representative of a second package that conveys sustainability, and that is representative of a second sanitary tissue product for sale, the second sanitary tissue product may be disposed at a location other than the retail store shelf. Additionally, arrays of the present disclosure may comprise a first digital image representative of a first package that conveys strength and/or softness, and that is representative of a first sanitary tissue product; and a second digital image representative of a second package that conveys sustainability, and that is representative of a second sanitary tissue product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Katherine L. SCHWERDTFEGER, Joshua Thomas FUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Paul Thomas WEISMAN, Christopher M. YOUNG, Ward William OSTENDORF, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20230406609
    Abstract: Arrays of sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise a first sanitary tissue product in a first package that conveys strength, absorption, and/or softness, wherein the first package comprises a plastic film in contact with the first sanitary tissue product; and a second sanitary tissue product in a second package that conveys sustainability, wherein the second package comprises a sustainable package material in contact with the second sanitary tissue product. TS7, TS750, lint, slip stick, tensile ratio, VFS, and SST may be common intensive properties of the first and second sanitary tissue products. Further, packages of sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise a sustainable package material, a brand name, wherein the package conveys sustainability, and an indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Katherine L. SCHWERDTFEGER, Joshua Thomas FUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Marlene OTERO, Paul Thomas WEISMAN, Christopher M. YOUNG, Ward William OSTENDORF, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20230364820
    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 moveable 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: May 19, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Deborah Sue SLOVUT, Jeffrey Moss VAUGHN
  • Patent number: 11807991
    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 Cell Group(s) may comprise pillows having different densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Patent number: 11807990
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Osman Polat, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20230340732
    Abstract: A fibrous structure may include a plurality of wetformed knuckles or pillows, where the wet-formed knuckles or pillows of the pattern may form a plurality of rows oriented in an X-direction and/or a Y-direction, and the plurality of rows 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 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Anthony Paul Bankemper
  • Publication number: 20230323605
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be in the form of a paper towel, may comprise non-wood fibers, and may have a TS7 less than about 22.0 dB V2 rms. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers and may have a VFS g/g greater than about 7.3 g/g. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers and may have an SST greater than about 0.45 g/s{circumflex over (?)}0.5. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers and may have a CD Wet Peak Elongation greater than about 12.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian KIEN, Christopher Michael YOUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Ward William OSTENDORF
  • Publication number: 20230320540
    Abstract: Processes for making sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise re-slushing pulp comprising non-wood fibers prior to sending the pulp to a headbox; forming a web comprising the non-wood fibers; creating zones of differential densities in the web; and creping the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Michael YOUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Ward William OSTENDORF
  • Publication number: 20230323598
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprises non-wood fibers and may have a formation index of less than about 65. Further, sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be in the form of a paper towel and may have a tensile ratio less than about 1.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Michael YOUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Ward William OSTENDORF, Paul Thomas WEISMAN
  • Publication number: 20230320541
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be structured and may be in the form of a roll and may have a percent compressibility less than about 6. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be in the form of a roll and may have a roll bulk greater than about 9.0 cm{circumflex over (?)}3/g and a roll firmness of less than about 9.5 mm Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be in the form of a roll and may have a roll bulk of greater than about 9.0 cm{circumflex over (?)}3/g and a roll compressibility of less than about 6%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Michael YOUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Kathryn Christian KIEN
  • Publication number: 20230323604
    Abstract: Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers selected from the group consisting of bamboo, abaca, and mixtures thereof, and may have a TS7 of less than about 14 dB V2 rms. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise bamboo fibers and may have a TS750 less than about 20 dB V2 rms. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may be structured and may comprise non-wood fibers selected from the group consisting of bamboo, abaca, and mixtures thereof, and may have a TS750 less than about 45 dB V2 rms. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers selected from the group consisting of bamboo, abaca, and mixtures thereof, and may have a slip stick less than about 435. Sanitary tissue products of the present disclosure may comprise non-wood fibers selected from the group consisting of bamboo, abaca, and mixtures thereof, and may have a slip stick less than about 605.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Michael YOUNG, Jeffrey Glen SHEEHAN, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Ward William OSTENDORF
  • Patent number: 11767642
    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: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    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: 11745378
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 11732422
    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: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    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: 11732420
    Abstract: A fibrous structure may include a plurality of wetformed 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: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Charles Allen Redd, Kathryn Christian Kien, Anthony Paul Bankemper