Patents by Inventor Milton D. Spahni

Milton D. Spahni 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: 5156300
    Abstract: A bag in squeeze bottle fluid dispenser capable of dispensing substantially all of the fluid product contained therein. A suitable bag support element is inserted inside the flexible bag to prevent substantial axial movement of the bag in the direction of its discharge orifice and to encourage radial collapse of the bag instead. The internal bag support means, which in a preferred embodiment comprises an extruded plastic helix, has an internal fluid passage formed within the coils of the helix and fluid communication to allow fluid contained within the bag to access the internal fluid passage along substantially the entire length of the internal bag support element. Thus, radial collapse of the flexible bag does not block the passage of fluid remaining in the bag through the discharge orifice in the bag until substantially all of the fluid contained within the bag has been dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Milton D. Spahni, Ronald W. Kock, Charles G. Yeazell, Robert C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5019062
    Abstract: A bicomponent material which allows liquids to pass in a first direction, but substantially prevents the liquids from passing in the opposite direction, is disclosed. The material also exposes any gases attempting to pass in the direction opposite to that of the liquid transmission to an odor control lamina. The material is especially suitable for use with articles which deal with bodily fluids and the gases generated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Leslie D. Ryan, Mark J. Steinhardt, Milton D. Spahni, James C. Baird
  • Patent number: 5007541
    Abstract: A container for housing granular materials and a blank for forming the container. The container is a six sided enclosure including a top wall, a back wall, a bottom wall, a front wall and two end walls. The front wall has an inner layer and an outer layer. The outer layer has a transverse tear strip therein and is attached to the inner layer below this tear strip. A glue flap is attached to the interior surface of the top wall and also attached to the top edge of the inner layer of the front wall along a perforated cut line. This configuration prevents the granular material from migrating between the layers of the front wall during shipping. Each end wall is comprised of several layers. Included are two main layers which together have a top edge. A tear strip panel extension is attached to the main layers below the tear strip. An ear is attached to the tear strip panel extension above the tear strip and also attached to the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles L. Gunn, Harold Davis, Milton D. Spahni, Jr., Ronald H. Wanless
  • Patent number: 4908247
    Abstract: An article including at least one segment which is capable of being elastically shirred along at least a portion of its length subsequent to manufacture of the article, preferably by mechanical manipulation of a predetermined portion of the elastically shirrable segment. The predetermined mechanically manipulatable portion of the elastically shirrable segment preferably comprises an elastomeric monomer which is maintained in a prestretched and tensioned condition in the desired direction of shirring. The opposed ends of the elastically shirrable segment in the article are interconnected to one another through the prestretched and tensioned elastomeric member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James C. Baird, Thurman J. Koger, II, Delmar R. Muckenfuhs, Milton D. Spahni
  • Patent number: 4782996
    Abstract: A reclosable dispensing package which has a thin plastic fitment mounted over a cutout area in the closure flaps of a seal end carton. The fitment is affixed to the outer (last-folded) major flap. When the carton is flattened tubular form, the caliper of the fitment-equipped closure flaps is minimized by providing a second cutout area in the inner (first-folded) major flap, sized and located to receive a projecting end of the fitment therein. Minimizing caliper permits shipment in more compact form and enables packing machine operators to place greater numbers of cartons in the machine hoppers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Milton D. Spahni, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4614679
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent structure for the removal and retention of moisture and/or particulate from a soiled object coming in contact therewith. The structure preferably comprises a macroscopically patterned, three-dimensionally expanded, shear resistant uppermost layer having an object contacting surface and a non-object contacting surface, said uppermost layer exhibiting a pattern of protuberances extending upwardly from a first plane and terminating in a second plane substantially parallel to and remote from the first plane. The uppermost layer further exhibits a multiplicity of discrete apertures in its second plane and is pervious to moisture in its first plane. A moisture absorbent substrate having its uppermost surface coextensive with the uppermost object contacting layer is secured substantially continuously to substantially all of the non-object contacting surface of the uppermost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1986
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Theodore E. Farrington, Jr., Milton D. Spahni, Thomas Rattray
  • Patent number: D313558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charles L. Gunn, Lewis A. Rupe, Edmund H. Taylor, Milton D. Spahni, Jr., Samuel Ross
  • Patent number: D330997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Milton D. Spahni, Jr., Mark A. Erickson