Patents by Inventor Paul Thomas Weisman

Paul Thomas Weisman 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: 11021812
    Abstract: Filaments containing a filament-forming material and an additive, such as an ingestible active agent, nonwoven webs, and methods for making such filaments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Charles Gordon, Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Mark Robert Sivik, Mark Ryan Richards, Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Michael David James, Geoffrey William Reynolds, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman, Steven Ray Gilbert, Trevor John Darcy
  • Publication number: 20210140082
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric is provided. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein at least one of the surfaces has a TS7 value of less than about 15 dB V2 rms, and wherein the first surface has a TS7 value that is higher than the second surface TS7 value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Patent number: 10975338
    Abstract: Active agent-containing 3D articles, for example dryer-added 3D articles and/or washing machine-added 3D articles and/or hair care 3D articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble 3D articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Mark William Hamersky, Douglas Michael Graham, Paul Thomas Weisman, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Patent number: 10975339
    Abstract: Active agent-containing articles, for example dryer-added articles and/or washing machine-added articles and/or hair care articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Mark Robert Sivik, Alessandro Corona, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10975340
    Abstract: Active agent-containing fibrous structure articles, for example dryer-added fibrous structure articles and/or washing machine-added fibrous structure articles and/or hair care fibrous structure articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble fibrous structure articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark William Hamersky, Mark Robert Sivik, Alessandro Corona, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10968552
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, and wherein in at least one of the microzones, the first region is hydrophobic and the second region is hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Publication number: 20210093147
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Patent number: 10934645
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric is provided. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein at least one of the surfaces has a TS7 value of less than about 15 dB V2 rms, and wherein the first surface has a TS7 value that is higher than the second surface TS7 value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Publication number: 20210045941
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein the intensive property is one or more of thickness, basis weight, or volumetric density, and wherein the first surface has a TS7 value different than a TS7 value of the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Publication number: 20210040661
    Abstract: A spunbond nonwoven fabric. The fabric has a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible of three-dimensional features on one of the first and second surface, each of the three-dimensional features defining a microzone. Each microzone has a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having a difference in values for an intensive property. Fibers of the spunbond nonwoven fabric are thermally bonded at the second regions. The second regions are fluid permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10888471
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein the intensive property is one or more of thickness, basis weight, or volumetric density, and wherein the first surface has a TS7 value of less than about 15 dB V2 rms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10874279
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Publication number: 20200397629
    Abstract: An absorbent article in the form of a feminine hygiene pad is disclosed. The article includes a topsheet formed of a section of formed nonwoven web material having an ordered arrangement of zones, each zone comprising one or more attenuated regions adjacent to one or more built-up regions, wherein the attenuated regions have a first average basis weight and the built-up regions have a second average basis weight. Through configuration of the regions and the ordered arrangement, inclusion of melt additive to the resin(s) from which the filaments are spun and/or application of a surfactant to a surface of the topsheet, the topsheet may be imparted with a Rewet of no greater than 0.50 g and an Acquisition Time of no greater than 25 seconds, balancing competing topsheet performance characteristics in a manner acceptable or preferable for consumers/users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Misael Omar Aviles, Kelyn Anne Arora, Arman Ashraf, Lennie CruzMurphy, Adrien Grenier, John Lee Hammons, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Publication number: 20200397630
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed. The article includes a topsheet formed of a section of formed nonwoven web material having an ordered arrangement of zones, each zone comprising one or more attenuated regions adjacent to one or more built-up regions, wherein the attenuated regions have a first average basis weight and the built-up regions have a second average basis weight, wherein the first average basis weight is less than the second average basis weight, the difference in basis weights corresponding to disposition of the filaments according to the ordered arrangement. The attenuated region(s) may include a plurality of discrete low bulk portions arranged in a pattern disposed along a longitudinal axis of the article, which facilitate z-direction movement of fluid through the topsheet and inhibit spreading of a fluid stain along the topsheet in the x and y directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, Arman Ashraf, Misael Omar Aviles, Lennie CruzMurphy, Adrien Grenier, John Lee Hammons, Paul Thomas Weisman, Nathan Ray Whitely
  • Patent number: 10858768
    Abstract: A spunbond nonwoven fabric. The fabric has a first surface and a second surface and at least a first and second visually discernible zone on at least one of the first and second surface, each of the first and second zones having a pattern of three-dimensional features, each of the three-dimensional features defining a microzone. Each microzone has a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having a difference in values for an intensive property, and wherein the difference in values for an intensive property for at least one of the microzones in the first zone is different from the difference in values for the intensive property for at least one of the microzones in the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Publication number: 20200360190
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, and wherein in at least one of the microzones, the first region exhibits a Contact Angle of greater than 90 degrees, as measured by the Contact Angle Test Method detailed herein, and the second region exhibits a Time to Wick of less than 10 seconds, as measured by the Time to Wick Test Method detailed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Publication number: 20200360198
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent structure positioned intermediate the topsheet and the backsheet. The topsheet includes an elongate central portion and two wing portions opposingly laterally extending from the elongate central portion. The topsheet forms a wearer-facing surface in the two wing portions. The topsheet includes one or more continuous channel-forming structures following one or a plurality of paths. The one or plurality of paths is substantially symmetric about a central longitudinal axis of the topsheet and predominately circumscribes a discharge locus on the central longitudinal axis of the topsheet. The one or more continuous channel-forming structures extends across a central lateral axis of the topsheet. The topsheet includes a continuous hinge forming structure following a path extending generally longitudinally along one of the wing portions and extending across the central lateral axis of the topsheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Kelyn Anne Arora, Misael Omar Aviles, John Lee Hammons, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10780001
    Abstract: A process for shipping absorbent products having a substantially airfelt free absorbent core, on pallets, is provided. The loaded pallet comprises a plurality of packages, each having a plurality of disposable absorbent articles disposed within the interior space of the package, wherein the plurality of packages are arranged on the pallet such that the plurality of packages on the pallet exhibit a density of from about 11.0 lbs/ft3 to about 14.6 lbs/ft3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Dean Larry Duval, Harald Hermann Hundorf, Holger Beruda, Horst Blessing, Peter Dziezok, Axel Krause, Mattias Schmidt, Lutz Stelzig
  • Patent number: 10772768
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, and wherein in at least one of the microzones, the first region exhibits a Contact Angle of greater than 90 degrees, as measured by the Contact Angle Test Method detailed herein, and the second region exhibits a Time to Wick of less than 10 seconds, as measured by the Time to Wick Test Method detailed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Patent number: 10765565
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing topsheets for absorbent articles are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Kelyn Anne Arora, Misael Omar Aviles, John Lee Hammons, Paul Thomas Weisman