Patents by Inventor Susan Carol Paul

Susan Carol Paul 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: 7018945
    Abstract: A treatment composition and a method for treating substrates that includes contacting at least a portion of the substrate with (a) an alkyl polyglycoside or a derivative of an alkyl polyglycoside; and (b) a polysaccharide, a modified polysaccharide, a derivative of a polysaccharide or a derivative of a modified polysaccharide is provided. A treated substrate is provided that when used in a personal care product like a diaper and in such a way that the substrate is not in direct contact with skin promotes skin dryness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Susan Carol Paul, Andrea Susan Wulz
  • Patent number: 6939553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material including a substrate with a first and a second surface, a boundary layer which is comprised of one or more compositions, and a topical application. The boundary layer is applied on the first surface of the substrate, and the topical application is applied to a surface of the boundary layer opposite of the substrate. Transfer efficiency of the topical application is enhanced as the transfer forces necessary to separate the topical application from the boundary layer are lower than the transfer forces necessary to separate the substrate from the boundary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Robert Cosmo Di Luccio, Susan Carol Paul, Earl David Brock
  • Patent number: 6916750
    Abstract: An elastic laminate is provided which has an elastic layer and one or two outer facing layers. The elastic layer is formed from an improved styrene-(ethylene-butylene)-styrene-(ethylene-butylene) tetrablock copolymer, or a blend of the copolymer. The copolymer has a number average molecular weight of at least about 70,000. The two ethylene-butylene blocks have number average molecular weights which together constitute more than 75% of the number average molecular weight of the copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Glen Thomas Mildenhall, Alexander J. Neeb, Susan Carol Paul, Tamara Lee Mace, Arthur Edward Garavaglia
  • Publication number: 20040197588
    Abstract: An elastic laminate is provided which has an elastic layer and one or two outer facing layers. The elastic layer is formed from an improved styrene-(ethylene-butylene)-styrene-(ethylene-butylene) tetrablock copolymer, or a blend of the copolymer. The copolymer has a number average molecular weight of at least about 70,000. The two ethylene-butylene blocks have number average molecular weights which together constitute more than 75% of the number average molecular weight of the copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Oomman Painumoottil Thomas, Glen Thomas Mildenhall, Alexander J. Neeb, Susan Carol Paul, Tamara Lee Mace, Arthur Edward Garavaglia
  • Publication number: 20040116018
    Abstract: The present invention provides fibers, foams, films and nonwoven fabrics having more than one skin treatment benefit and/or improved skin treatment benefit(s) and to products incorporated such fibers, foams, films and fabrics. The present invention also provides a method of forming fibers, nonwoven fabrics, porous films and foams with multiple skin treatment additives that impart a number of skin health attributes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dale Fenwick, Bryan David Haynes, Susan Carol Paul, Ali Yahiaoui, Varunesh Sharma, David John Tyrrell, Bernard Joseph Minerath, Duane Gerard Krzysik, David William Koenig, Mark Bruce Majors, Braulio Arturo Polanco, Matthew Boyd Lake, Earl David Brock
  • Publication number: 20040009725
    Abstract: A treatment composition and a method for treating substrates that includes contacting at least a portion of the substrate with (a) an alkyl polyglycoside or a derivative of an alkyl polyglycoside; and (b) a polysaccharide, a modified polysaccharide, a derivative of a polysaccharide or a derivative of a modified polysaccharide is provided. A treated substrate is provided that when used in a personal care product like a diaper and in such a way that the substrate is not in direct contact with skin promotes skin dryness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Susan Carol Paul, Andrea Susan Wulz
  • Publication number: 20030203691
    Abstract: A three-dimensional nonwoven web having a regional, bulk density of less than 0.04 grams per cubic centimeter, a top-side base surface that defines an x,y-plane and at least one macroscopic surface feature extending out of the x,y-plane wherein a macroscopic surface feature is characterized as a feature having an apex that extends at least about 1 millimeter above the x,y-plane of the top-side base surface is provided. The macroscopic feature maintains a height of at least 1 millimeter above the x,y-plane of the top-side base surface under a 1.2 kPa load (Pf) and results in contact of an object resting on the macroscopic feature such that the percent contact area of the nonwoven web with an article resting on the macroscopic surface feature at a 1.2 kPa load (Pf) is less than 50 percent of the bulk area of the nonwoven web supporting the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dale Fenwick, Bryan David Haynes, Kurtis Lee Brown, Susan Carol Paul, Christian Michael Trusock, Melpo Lambidonis, Stephen Avedis Baratian
  • Publication number: 20030203162
    Abstract: A process of making a nonwoven fabric comprising providing a three-dimensional surface that comprises surface features that are air permeable, depositing fibers or a web comprising fibers onto the surface, and stabilizing the fibers to form a nonwoven fabric is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dale Fenwick, Bryan David Haynes, Kurtis Lee Brown, Susan Carol Paul, Christian Michael Trusock, Melpo Lambidonis, Stephen Avedis Baratian
  • Publication number: 20030149411
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability or may include materials which provide improved air exchange after being wetted. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventors: Charles Paul Keuhn, Ronald Lee Edens, Peter Robert Elliker, Michael John Faulks, Sheng-Hsin Hu, Debra Jean McDowall, Shannon Kathleen Melius, Cheryl Ann Mocadlo, Cynthia Marie Phillips, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Palani Raj Ramaswami Wallajapet, Dmitry Yavich, David Louis Zenker, Frank Jerrel Akin, Margaret Gwyn Latimer, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Susan Carol Paul, Audra Stefanik Wright
  • Publication number: 20030120249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent article for absorbing fluids and exudates, such as urine. More particularly, the present invention relates to absorbent garments which are configured to absorb body exudates while also helping to reduce the relative humidity in the environment of the article, to reduce skin-exudate contact and to reduced undesired skin hydration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Andrea Susan Wulz, Susan Carol Paul, Rebecca Willey Griffin, Roland Columbus Smith, David Craige Strack, Eugenio Go Varona, Marlene Rebecca Waugaman, Tamara Lee Mace
  • Publication number: 20030120230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent article for absorbing fluids and exudates, such as urine. More particularly, the present invention relates to absorbent garments which are configured to absorb body exudates while also helping to reduce the relative humidity in the environment of the article, to reduce skin-exudate contact and to reduced undesired skin hydration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Andrea Susan Wulz, Melpo Lambidonis, Susan Carol Paul, Rebecca Willey Griffin, Roland Columbus Smith, David Craige Strack, Eugenio Go Varona, Marlene Rebecca Waugaman, Tamara Lee Mace
  • Patent number: 6558363
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability or may include materials which provide improved air exchange after being wetted. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Paul Keuhn, Jr., Ronald Lee Edens, Peter Robert Elliker, Michael John Faulks, Sheng-Hsin Hu, Debra Jean McDowall, Shannon Kathleen Melius, Cheryl Ann Mocadlo, Cynthia Marie Phillips, Cathleen Mae Uttecht, Palani Raj Ramaswami Wallajapet, Dmitry Yavich, David Louis Zenker, Frank Jerrel Akin, Margaret Gwyn Latimer, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Susan Carol Paul, Audra Stefanik Wright
  • Patent number: 6503525
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article maintains the temperature and exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms. The absorbent article may further include lotion formulations and/or treatment compositions thereon for maintaining or improving skin health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Carol Paul, Frank Jerrel Akin, Robert Cosmo Di Luccio, Dennis Stein Everhart, Elizabeth Deibler Gadsby, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Audra Stefanik Wright, Ali Yahiaoui, Michael John Faulks, Duane Gerard Krzysik, Karen Marie Menard, David Charles Musil, Frank Andrew Rosch, III, Gordon Allen Shaw, David John Tyrrell, Diane Michele Underhill, Jeffrey Michael Hockersmith, Gunilla Elsa Gillberg-LaForce, Wade Bolton May
  • Publication number: 20020187700
    Abstract: Bonded fluff structures and a method for producing such bonded fluff structures in which a pulp sheet having a material suitable for producing fluff and a heat activatable fiber material is fiberized to produce a mixture of fluff and heat activatable fibers. The mixture is contacted with a hot air stream, heating the heat activatable fibers to an activation temperature. The resulting heated mixture is then deposited onto a forming structure, forming a bonded fluff/fiber composite matrix structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Stanley Michael Gryskiewicz, David Martin Jackson, Jason Douglas Hadley, Jerome Joseph Schwalen, Frank Paul Abuto, Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Susan Carol Paul, Richard John Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20020177834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a valving means, the valving means comprising at least one one-way valve and a connection means which permits the connection of a pumping means, wherein the valving means allows air to be distributed into one or more regions of the article. The valving means of the article allows air to be discharged into the article in a region between a wearer's skin and the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Arthur Davis, Wanda Walton Jackson, Jark C. Lau, K. Y. Wang, Susan Carol Paul, Rebecca Willey Griffin, Roland Columbus Smith, David Craige Strack, Eugenio Go Varona, Marlene Rebecca Waugaman, Tamara Lee Mace
  • Patent number: 6482422
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article maintains the temperature and exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms. The absorbent article may further include lotion formulations and/or treatment compositions thereon for maintaining or improving skin health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Carol Paul, Frank Jerrel Akin, Robert Cosmo Di Luccio, Dennis Stein Everhart, Elizabeth Deibler Gadsby, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Audra Stefanik Wright, Ali Yahiaoui, Michael John Faulks, Duane Gerard Krzysik, Karen Marie Menard, David Charles Musil, Frank Andrew Rosch, III, Gordon Allen Shaw, David John Tyrrell, Diane Michele Underhill, Jeffrey Michael Hockersmith, Gunilla Elsa Gillberg-LaForce, Wade Bolton May
  • Patent number: 6448464
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article maintains the temperature and exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Jerrel Akin, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Susan Carol Paul, Michael John Faulks, Karen Marie Menard
  • Patent number: 6419865
    Abstract: Bonded fluff structures and a method for producing such bonded fluff structures in which a pulp sheet having a material suitable for producing fluff and a heat activatable fiber material is fiberized to produce a mixture of fluff and heat activatable fibers. The mixture is contacted with a hot air stream, heating the heat activatable fibers to an activation temperature. The resulting heated mixture is then deposited onto a forming structure, forming a bonded fluff/fiber composite matrix structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Michael Gryskiewicz, David Martin Jackson, Jason Douglas Hadley, Jerome Joseph Schwalen, Frank Paul Abuto, Kuo-Shu Edward Chang, Susan Carol Paul, Richard John Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20020058056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite material including a substrate with a first and a second surface, a boundary layer which is comprised of one or more compositions, and a topical application. The boundary layer is applied on the first surface of the substrate, and the topical application is applied to a surface of the boundary layer opposite of the substrate. Transfer efficiency of the topical application is enhanced as the transfer forces necessary to separate the topical application from the boundary layer are lower than the transfer forces necessary to separate the substrate from the boundary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yahiaoui, Robert Cosmo Di Luccio, Susan Carol Paul, Earl David Brock
  • Patent number: 6316013
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a vapor permeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet positioned in facing relation with the backsheet; and an absorbent body located between the backsheet and the topsheet. The absorbent body may include multiple zones of high air permeability. The absorbent article may also include a ventilation layer between the absorbent body and the backsheet and a surge management layer between the absorbent body and the topsheet. The article exhibits improved air exchange within the article during use. As a result, the article maintains the temperature and exhibits substantially reduced levels of hydration of the wearer's skin when in use which renders the skin less susceptible to the viability of microorganisms. The absorbent article may further include lotion formulations and/or treatment compositions thereon for maintaining or improving skin health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Carol Paul, Frank Jerrel Akin, Robert Cosmo Di Luccio, Dennis Stein Everhart, Elizabeth Deibler Gadsby, Pamela Jean Mayberry, Audra Stefanik Wright, Ali Yahiaoui, Michael John Faulks, Duane Gerard Krzysik, Karen Marie Menard, David Charles Musil, Frank Andrew Rosch, III, Gordon Allen Shaw, David John Tyrrell, Diane Michele Underhill, Jeffrey Michael Hockersmith, Gunilla Elsa Gillberg-LaForce, Wade Bolton May