Patents by Inventor Kenneth Douglas Vinson

Kenneth Douglas Vinson 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: 8808501
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in the Asteraceae family and Melastomataceae family to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140083637
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in the Stachys genus to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into a fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas VINSON, Teresa Jean FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 8623176
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in Labiatae family and Geraniaceae family to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into a fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Publication number: 20130299111
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in the Stachys genus to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Patent number: 8545574
    Abstract: Methods for treating a fibrous structure in need of treatment with a chemical additive, such as a chemical softener, and products produced therefrom, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Jonathan Andrew Ficke, Khosrow Pariz Mohammadi, Robert Michael Bourbon, Paul Joseph Coffaro
  • Patent number: 8455077
    Abstract: Fibrous structures, more particularly fibrous structures comprising a region of auxiliary bonding and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Alan Howard Ullman, Charles Andrew Nolting
  • Patent number: 8398821
    Abstract: Fibrous structures comprising an additive, more particularly finished fibrous structures comprising a low surface energy solid additive, and/or sanitary tissue products comprising such finished fibrous structures, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Patent number: 8297543
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in the Stachys genus to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into a fibrous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Publication number: 20120058890
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant in the Stachys genus to form a fibrous structure is provided. The method comprises contacting the plant with a device to separate the trichome from the epidermis and incorporating the separated trichome into a fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Patent number: 8056841
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a trichome from an epidermis of a non-seed portion of a trichome-bearing plant is provided. The method includes the step of contacting the trichome-bearing plant with a device such that the trichome is separated from the epidermis of the trichome-bearing plant. The device can be a mill device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Patent number: 8057636
    Abstract: Fibrous structures, especially fibrous structures that exhibit softness and strength, sanitary tissue products employing such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided. More particularly, fibrous structures that have a long fiber furnish that comprises less than 10% by weight of fibers having a coarseness of less than 20 mg/100 m, sanitary tissue products employing such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Eric James Watkins, Dale Gary Kavalew
  • Patent number: 8049060
    Abstract: Bulk softened fibrous structures, especially bulk softened, polar agent-free fibrous structures, and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Publication number: 20110253332
    Abstract: Fibrous structures comprising an additive, more particularly finished fibrous structures comprising a low surface energy solid additive, and/or sanitary tissue products comprising such finished fibrous structures, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Patent number: 7976679
    Abstract: Fibrous structures comprising an additive, more particularly finished fibrous structures comprising a low surface energy solid additive, and/or sanitary tissue products comprising such finished fibrous structures, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Michael Scott Prodoehl
  • Publication number: 20100319250
    Abstract: Methods for individualizing trichomes are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Patent number: 7820874
    Abstract: Multi-layered fibrous structures comprising hardwood pulp fibers that are present in the outer layers of the fibrous structures at differing weight percents, sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided. More particularly, the present invention relates to multi-layered fibrous structures comprising Acacia fibers that are present in the outer layers of the fibrous structures at differing weight percents, sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Kenneth Douglas Vinson
  • Patent number: 7811613
    Abstract: Individualized trichomes, methods for individualizing trichomes, chemical derivatives of individualized trichomes, trichome-containing fibrous structures, single- or multi-ply sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures and sanitary tissue products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin
  • Patent number: 7811951
    Abstract: Fibrous structures comprising an oil system, sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and processes for making such fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products are provided. More particularly, fibrous structures comprising an oil system comprising a non-silicone oil comprising a triglyceride having a fatty acid profile containing a palmitic acid content of greater than about 15 wt %, sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and processes for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Douglas Vinson
  • Patent number: 7758723
    Abstract: Papermaking processes and more particularly to papermaking processes for foreshortening fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter + Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, John Allen Manifold, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Jonathan Andrew Ficke, James Edwin Cartledge, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7691472
    Abstract: Individualized seed hairs, methods for individualizing seed hairs, chemical derivatives of individualized seed hairs, seed hair-containing soft fibrous structures, single- or multi-ply sanitary tissue products comprising such fibrous structures and methods for making such fibrous structures and sanitary tissue products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Douglas Vinson, Teresa Jean Franklin