Patents by Inventor Michael R. Lostocco

Michael R. Lostocco 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: 8512515
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 8177939
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of forming a cellulose article having a specific volume of less than 3 cc/gm. The method includes the step of incorporating cellulose fibers with a compound, wherein the compound includes an aqueous dispersion. The aqueous dispersion may have at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-based thermoplastic polymer, a propylene-based thermoplastic polymer, and mixtures thereof; at least one polymeric stabilizing agent; and water. In certain embodiments, a combined amount of the at least one polymer and the at least one stabilizing agent comprises about 25 to about 74 volume percent of the aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brad M. Moncla, Ronald Wevers, Wenbin Liang, Henk Felix, Michael R. Lostocco, Troy M. Runge, Thomas J. Dyer, Deborah J. Nickel, Johan Vanrijsbergen
  • Publication number: 20110129645
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7883604
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web without substantially affecting the perceived softness of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge
  • Patent number: 7879189
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web and/or improve the perceived softness of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske, Christopher Brent Fetner
  • Patent number: 7879191
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Joy Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth John Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7879190
    Abstract: Sheet-like products, such as tissue products, are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. The additive composition can improve various properties of the sheet-like product. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition can reduce lint and increase softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7879188
    Abstract: Sheet-like products, such as tissue products, are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web and/or improve the perceived softness of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7842163
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. After the additive composition is applied to the web or otherwise incorporated into the tissue web, the tissue web is embossed. During embossing, the additive composition forms well defined embossments in the web that are water resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Nickel, Michael R. Lostocco, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Troy M. Runge
  • Patent number: 7837832
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed comprising a sheet and an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the sheet by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the sheet. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the sheet after the sheet has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the sheet as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the sheet and/or improve the perceived softness of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fetner, Thomas J. Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah J. Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7837831
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web without substantially affecting the perceived softness of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge
  • Patent number: 7820010
    Abstract: Tissue products are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the tissue web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition may be applied to the web as a creping adhesive during a creping operation. The additive composition may improve the strength of the tissue web without substantially affecting the perceived softness of the web in an adverse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Lostocco, Thomas Joseph Dyer, Deborah Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Jerry W. Baker, Thomas Gerard Shannon
  • Patent number: 7803249
    Abstract: Wiping products, such as tissue products, are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the base web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. The additive composition can improve various properties of the wiping product. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition can reduce lint and increase softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah J. Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7803250
    Abstract: Wiping products are disclosed containing an additive composition that enhances the cleaning properties of the product. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah J. Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry H. Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7772138
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion-sensitive, hard water dispersible polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion-sensitive, hard water dispersible polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion-sensitive, hard water dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water dispersible personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Lostocco, W. Clayton Bunyard, Kelly D. Branham
  • Patent number: 7456117
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly D. Branham, W. Clayton Bunyard, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell, Michael R. Lostocco
  • Publication number: 20080216977
    Abstract: Wiping products, such as tissue products, are disclosed containing an additive composition. The additive composition, for instance, comprises an aqueous dispersion containing an alpha-olefin polymer, an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer, or mixtures thereof. The alpha-olefin polymer may comprise an interpolymer of ethylene and octene, while the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may comprise ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer. The additive composition may also contain a dispersing agent, such as a fatty acid. The additive composition may be incorporated into the base web by being combined with the fibers that are used to form the web. Alternatively, the additive composition may be topically applied to the web after the web has been formed. The additive composition can improve various properties of the wiping product. For instance, in one embodiment, the additive composition can reduce lint and increase softness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Dyer, Michael R. Lostocco, Deborah J. Nickel, Troy M. Runge, Kenneth J. Zwick, Mike T. Goulet, Jeffrey J. Timm, Perry Clough, Michael J. Rekoske
  • Patent number: 7157389
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly D. Branham, W. Clayton Bunyard, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell, Michael R. Lostocco
  • Patent number: 7141519
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Clayton Bunyard, Kelly D. Branham, Michael R. Lostocco, Glenn Calhoun, Rod Weston, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell
  • Patent number: 7101456
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers. The present invention is also directed to a method of making ion triggerable, water-dispersible cationic polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The present invention is further directed to fiber-containing fabrics and webs comprising ion triggerable, water-dispersible binder compositions and their applicability in water-dispersible personal care products, such as wet wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Clayton Bunyard, Kelly D. Branham, Michael R. Lostocco, Frederick J. Lang, Kevin Possell