Patents by Inventor Kiran K. Reddy

Kiran K. Reddy 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: 8021996
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonwoven web prepared from multicomponent fibers which are partially split. The partially split multicomponent fibers have at least one component of the multicomponent fiber separated from the remaining components of the multicomponent fiber along a first section of the longitudinal length of the multicomponent fibers. Along a second section of the longitudinal length of the multicomponent fibers the components of the multicomponent fibers remain together as a unitary fiber structure. In addition, part of the second section of the multicomponent fibers is bonded to part of a second section of an adjacent multicomponent fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Kathleen Walser, Leon Eugene Chambers, Jr., Reginald Smith, Nancy J. Zimmerman, Kiran K. Reddy, Nina Frazier, David Myers
  • Patent number: 7814582
    Abstract: A system for detecting an actual or impending overflow condition from a washroom fixture includes an overflow sensor configured with the fixture at a location to detect an abnormal rise in water level within the fixture before water overflows the fixture. A water sensor may also be disposed to detect an abnormal amount of water on the washroom floor. A data communications unit is in communication with the sensors. A washroom monitoring station is provided in wireless communication with the data communications unit and in communication with the sensors through the data communications unit. The washroom monitoring station is configured for indicating the presence of water when detected by the overflow or water sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Joseph Mitchell, Cheryl L. York, Amanda Butler, Debra N. Welchel, Rameshbabu Boga, James J. Detamore, Ronald R. Padak, Jason Lye
  • Publication number: 20100224199
    Abstract: A respirator adapted to facilitate ease of donning and comfort during use comprising one or more of an adjustable or elastic strap that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or fasteners that are easy to use and that facilitate ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or respirator shapes that facilitate the wearing of eyeglasses with said respirator; and/or bellows-type, pneumatic, or other such components, associated with said respirator, that are adapted to promote adjustability of the fit of the respirator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Megan C.H. Smith, Kiran K. Reddy, Herb F. Velazquez, Debra N. Welchel, Theresa M. McCoy, Joseph Mitchell, Matrice B. Jackson, Damon R. Larkin, Lizzette L. Sheffield, Ruthlyn Reyes, Russell J. Kroll, Philip D. Palermo, Suzuko Hisata
  • Publication number: 20100159770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nonwoven web prepared from multicomponent fibers which are partially split. The partially split multicomponent fibers have at least one component of the multicomponent fiber separated from the remaining components of the multicomponent fiber along a first section of the longitudinal length of the multicomponent fibers. Along a second section of the longitudinal length of the multicomponent fibers the components of the multicomponent fibers remain together as a unitary fiber structure. In addition, part of the second section of the multicomponent fibers is bonded to part of a second section of an adjacent multicomponent fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Susan Kathleen Walser, Leon Eugene Chambers, JR., Reginald Smith, Nancy J. Zimmerman, Kiran K. Reddy, Nina Frazier, David Myers
  • Patent number: 7735182
    Abstract: A reversible mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a transverse support shaft, a pair of end caps positioned at opposite ends of the transverse support shaft, a pair of opposed substrate support surfaces positioned between and supported by the end caps, and a head mount coupled to the transverse support shaft centrally between the end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7650665
    Abstract: A mop head assembly for use with a handle and a cleaning substrate is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a lower substrate support surface, at least one fastener channel associated with the lower substrate support surface, and a fastener strip that can be inserted into the fastener channel. Such a fastener strip is configured to couple the lower substrate support surface to a cleaning substrate. The mop head assembly may include a cross-member configured such that forces applied from the handle through a central portion of mop head are distributed toward the end edges of the lower substrate support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worlwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7624468
    Abstract: A wet mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head includes a laminate mop substrate having a first layer of scrubbing material, a second layer of scrubbing material and an absorbent foam layer sandwiched between the scrubbing material layers. At least one bond is present to join the scrubbing and absorbent foam layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Sridhar Ranganathan, Joseph K. Baker, Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, Andrew Clement, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Fred Robert Radwanski, Charles Wilson Colman
  • Patent number: 7614812
    Abstract: A substantially dry wiper having first and second substrate webs joined together in a face-to-face configuration with at least one primary capsule between the two substrate webs is disclosed. The primary capsule encapsulates a primary agent that is released from the capsule upon the occurrence of a primary triggering event. A method for using such a wiper to clean a surface is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Ning Yang, John Richard Skerrett, Guy William Provenzano
  • Patent number: 7607191
    Abstract: An adjustable-size mop head assembly that may be used with a handle and a disposable cleaning substrate is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a central frame section with a central portion and a lower substrate support surface configured to hold a disposable cleaning substrate. The mop head assembly also includes at least one adjunct frame section configured to be operably coupled to the central frame section and configured to move between a stored configuration, where the adjunct frame section is stored by the central frame section, and an extended configuration where the adjunct frame section extends from the central frame section to add width to the central frame section and the lower substrate support surfaces. A continuous web of disposable cleaning substrate that may be used with the adjustable-size mop head assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores, Jr., Dennis Y. Lee, Nathan P. Hendon
  • Patent number: 7485609
    Abstract: A personal cleansing article having a capsule and a liquid cleansing composition contained within the capsule is disclosed. The capsule is made to contain a trigger such that upon the occurrence of a specific event, the liquid cleansing composition is released from the capsule. A method for personal cleansing using such an article is also disclosed. Additionally, a method for manufacturing a foaming liquid cleansing composition is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Ning Yang, John Richard Skerrett, Guy William Provenzano, Debra N. Welchel
  • Publication number: 20080110465
    Abstract: A respirator adapted to facilitate ease of donning and comfort during use comprising one or more of an adjustable or elastic strap that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or exhalation vents that direct exhaled air, at least in part, away from a users eye's; and/or fasteners that are easy to use and that facilitate ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or respirator shapes that facilitate the wearing of eyeglasses with said respirator; and/or bellows-type, pneumatic, or other such components, associated with said respirator, that are adapted to promote adjustability of the fit of the respirator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Debra N. Welchel, Megan C.H. Smith, Kiran K. Reddy, Herb F. Velazquez, Eric C. Steindorf, Timothy J. Peters, Russell J. Kroll, Phillip D. Palermo, Suzuko Hisata
  • Patent number: 7336183
    Abstract: Rendering data stored within an electronic data tag unreadable. A receptacle receives an article with the data tag, detects the presence of the electronic data tag, and decommissions the electronic data tag. The receptacle further modifies a label on the article to remove data printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, John Christian Onderko, Gary A. Clement, Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20080016635
    Abstract: A mop head assembly for use with a handle and a cleaning substrate is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a lower substrate support surface, at least one fastener channel associated with the lower substrate support surface, and a fastener strip that can be inserted into the fastener channel. Such a fastener strip is configured to couple the lower substrate support surface to a cleaning substrate. The mop head assembly may include a cross-member configured such that forces applied from the handle through a central portion of mop head are distributed toward the end edges of the lower substrate support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores
  • Publication number: 20080016638
    Abstract: A reversible mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a transverse support shaft, a pair of end caps positioned at opposite ends of the transverse support shaft, a pair of opposed substrate support surfaces positioned between and supported by the end caps, and a head mount coupled to the transverse support shaft centrally between the end caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores
  • Publication number: 20080016640
    Abstract: A wet mop head assembly for use with a mop handle is disclosed. The mop head includes a laminate mop substrate having a first layer of scrubbing material, a second layer of scrubbing material and an absorbent foam layer sandwiched between the scrubbing material layers. At least one bond is present to join the scrubbing and absorbent foam layers together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Kiran K. Reddy, Sridhar Ranganathan, Joseph K. Baker, Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, Andrew Clement, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Fred Robert Radwanski, Charles Wilson Colman
  • Publication number: 20080016639
    Abstract: An adjustable-size mop head assembly that may be used with a handle and a disposable cleaning substrate is disclosed. The mop head assembly includes a central frame section with a central portion and a lower substrate support surface configured to hold a disposable cleaning substrate. The mop head assembly also includes at least one adjunct frame section configured to be operably coupled to the central frame section and configured to move between a stored configuration, where the adjunct frame section is stored by the central frame section, and an extended configuration where the adjunct frame section extends from the central frame section to add width to the central frame section and the lower substrate support surfaces. A continuous web of disposable cleaning substrate that may be used with the adjustable-size mop head assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Cameron Ray Morris, Stephanie Ann Rossignol, George Nukuto, Denis R. Grimard, Carl G. Rippl, MeeWha Lee, Paul Woon, Russell J. Kroll, Mark Londborg, Robert Henshaw, Kiran K. Reddy, Thomas Glenn Merrill, Jose Ricardo Rubio-Flores, Dennis Y. Lee, Nathan P. Hendon
  • Patent number: 7290545
    Abstract: A face mask is provided that is configured to reduce or eliminate fogging that may occur on eye wear or an eyeshield worn by a user of the face mask. The face mask includes a body portion that has a layer with an inner surface configured for facing the face of the user. The layer has at least one fold that extends in a horizontal direction across at least a portion of the layer. The fold has a fold forming portion located between and attached to two primary portions of the layer. The inner surface of the fold forming portion is in facing relationship with the inner surface of the vertically disposed lower primary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Angela M. Kleman, Eric C. Steindorf, Tameka Spence, Kiran K. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20070251522
    Abstract: A respirator adapted to facilitate ease of donning and comfort during use comprising one or more of an adjustable or elastic strap that facilitates ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or exhalation vents that direct exhaled air, at least in part, away from a users eye's; and/or fasteners that are easy to use and that facilitate ease of donning and comfort during wear; and/or respirator shapes that facilitate the wearing of eyeglasses with said respirator; and/or bellows-type, pneumatic, or other such components, associated with said respirator, that are adapted to promote adjustability of the fit of the respirator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Debra N. Welchel, Megan C. H. Smith, Kiran K. Reddy, Herb F. Velazquez, Eric C. Steindorf, Timothy J. Peters, Russell J. Kroll, Philip D. Palermo, Suzuko Hisata
  • Patent number: 6910283
    Abstract: A throughdrying process and system for the manufacture of a tissue web conveys a fibrous web of cellulose fibers through a throughair drying station that includes one or more throughair dryers. The throughair drying station is supplied with a heated drying medium from a source. After drying the web, the drying medium is conducted away from the throughair drying station as moisture laden exhaust air that is collected, dried, and at least partially recirculated back to the throughair drying station as a supplement to the source of heated drying medium, thereby reducing the load on the heated drying medium source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiran K. Reddy