Patents by Inventor Todd Michael Wernicke

Todd Michael Wernicke 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: 10156036
    Abstract: A device and method for applying a material to a surface of a fabric. The device has a sensor and a microfluidic die. The device further includes a reservoir for containing a material to be deposited, and a CPU. The method includes providing information from the sensor about the surface to the CPU, which uses the information to identify where the material is to be deposited and/or how much to deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephan Gary Bush, Ted De Castro, Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Kenneth Lee Morand, Thomas Elliot Rabe, Faiz Feisal Sherman, Todd Michael Wernicke
  • Publication number: 20180290159
    Abstract: A microfluidic delivery device is provided. The microfluidic delivery device includes a housing electrically connectable with a power source. A cartridge is releasably connectable with the housing. The cartridge has a reservoir for containing a fluid composition and microfluidic die in fluid communication with the reservoir. The microfluidic die is configured to dispense substantially all of the fluid composition in an upward direction relative to horizontal. The microfluidic delivery device also includes a fan that is connected with the housing. The fan is configured to generate air flow that converges with and redirects the fluid composition dispensed from the microfluidic die in a first direction to a second direction that is different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Dana Paul GRUENBACHER, Hua HU, Abbey A. LOPEZ, Todd Michael WERNICKE, William Paul MAHONEY, III
  • Publication number: 20180155026
    Abstract: A drone which can be piloted autonomously or by a user. The drone has an air treatment dispenser for spraying, or otherwise treating, a target area with one or more desired air treatments. The drone may operate as deemed desirable by a user, upon a predetermined schedule or in response to a demand signal from one or more target areas. By delivering the air treatments from an elevated position, the target area can be more uniformly and efficiently treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Nicola John POLICICCHIO, Dana Paul GRUENBACHER, Todd Michael WERNICKE, Glenn Allen BRADBURY
  • Publication number: 20170096626
    Abstract: A disposable cleaning pad that is used with a cleaning composition is disclosed. The cleaning composition includes at least about 93 wt % water and has an overall Receding Contact Angle of from about 8° to about 22°. A cleaning implement is also disclosed. The cleaning implement includes a handle; a plastic head; a cleaning pad removably connectable with the plastic head; a reservoir connected with or separated from the handle; and a cleaning composition disposed in the reservoir, wherein the cleaning composition comprises at least about 90 wt % water and has an overall Receding Contact Angle of from about 8° to about 22°. A method of improving shine of a hard surface using the same is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Fernando Ray TOLLENS, Todd Michael WERNICKE, David John HOYING, Andrew James FLUXE
  • Publication number: 20160101434
    Abstract: A device and method for applying a material to a surface to repair, restore or refurbish at least a portion of the surface. The device has a sensor and one or more applicator nozzles. The device further includes a reservoir for containing a material to be deposited, and a CPU. The method includes providing information from the sensor about the surface to the CPU, which uses the information to identify where the material is to be deposited and/or how much to deposit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Gary BUSH, Ted DE CASTRO, Dana Paul GRUENBACHER, Kenneth Lee MORAND, Thomas Elliot RABE, Faiz Feisal SHERMAN, Todd Michael WERNICKE
  • Publication number: 20160102424
    Abstract: A device and method for applying a material to a surface of a fabric. The device has a sensor and a microfluidic die. The device further includes a reservoir for containing a material to be deposited, and a CPU. The method includes providing information from the sensor about the surface to the CPU, which uses the information to identify where the material is to be deposited and/or how much to deposit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Gary BUSH, Ted DE CASTRO, Gayle Marie FRANKENBACH, Dana Paul GRUENBACHER, Kenneth Lee MORAND, Thomas Elliot RABE, Faiz Feisal SHERMAN, Todd Michael WERNICKE
  • Publication number: 20160096192
    Abstract: A device and method for applying a material to a surface. The device has a sensor and one or more applicator nozzles. The device further includes a reservoir for containing a material to be deposited, and a CPU. The method includes providing information from the sensor about the surface to the CPU, which uses the information to identify where the material is to be deposited and/or how much to deposit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Gary BUSH, Ted DE CASTRO, Gayle Marie FRANKENBACH, Dana Paul GRUENBACHER, Kenneth Lee MORAND, Thomas Elliot RABE, Faiz Feisal SHERMAN, Todd Michael WERNICKE
  • Patent number: 7306369
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a conventional home washing machine. The process represents a home version of the commercial wet-cleaning processes for cleaning of delicate garments. The product may comprise a liquid cleaning composition, a wash pretreatment composition, a wash pretreatment applicator, an apparatus for dispensing a rinse cycle conditioner and a flexible wrap container within which the garments are contained during washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Downing Curry, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Jack A. Doty, Thomas Charles Hortel, Michelle Frances Mellea, Corey Elizabeth Schmidt, Corey Sue Snyder, Todd Michael Wernicke
  • Patent number: 7185380
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a washing machine, such as a conventional home washing machine. The process may utilize a garment container, such as a flexible wrap to protect the garments. The process also includes at least one cleaning composition specially formulated for delicate garments. The cleaning composition(s) can be in a number of suitable forms, and can be introduced into the process in a number of different manners. The products used in the process may be provided in the form of a kit. The kit may also include a pretreatment applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michael Timothy Creedon, John Downing Curry, Jack Austin Doty, Thomas Charles Hortel, Ingrid Rose-Marie Maerten, Natsuko Nishio, Yana Milligan Nicks, Mitsuyo Okamoto, Nabil Yaqub Sakkab, John G. Schroeder, Michael Peter Siklosi, Fernado Ray Tolléns, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Todd Michael Wernicke
  • Patent number: 7012053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fabric care compositions, methods, and articles of manufacture for treating fabrics, comprising an effective amount of fabric care polysaccharides with globular structure. Optionally, the composition can contain other ingredients to improve performance and formulatability. The compositions can be applied to fabric by spraying, soaking, dipping, and can also be used for pre-wash treatment, adding to the wash cycle, adding to the rinse cycle, and/or adding to the drying cycle. Preferably the compositions are applied from spray containers which preferably are in association with instructions for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mary Vijayarani Barnabas, Toan Trinh, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michael Stanford Showell, Mark Richard Sine, Johan Smets, Helen Bernado Tordil, Todd Michael Wernicke
  • Patent number: 6995124
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a conventional home washing machine. The process represents a home version of the commercial wet-cleaning processes for cleaning of delicate garments. The product comprises a liquid combination washing/conditioning composition and optionally a wash pretreatment composition, a flexible wrap container within which the garments are contained during washing and a pretreatment applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Todd Michael Wernicke, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michelle Frances Mellea, John Downing Curry, Michael P. Siklosi
  • Patent number: 6966696
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a conventional home washing machine. The process represents a home version of the commercial wet-cleaning processes for cleaning of delicate garments. The product may comprise a liquid cleaning composition, a wash pretreatment composition, a wash pretreatment applicator, an apparatus for dispensing a rinse cycle conditioner and a flexible wrap container within which the garments are contained during washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Downing Curry, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Jack A. Doty, Thomas Charles Hortel, Michelle Frances Mellea, Corey Elizabeth Schmidt, Corey Sue Snyder, Todd Michael Wernicke
  • Publication number: 20030008799
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a washing machine, such as a conventional home washing machine. The process may utilize a garment container, such as a flexible wrap to protect the garments. The process also includes at least one cleaning composition specially formulated for delicate garments. The cleaning composition(s) can be in a number of suitable forms, and can be introduced into the process in a number of different manners. The products used in the process may be provided in the form of a kit. The kit may also include a pretreatment applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Michael Timothy Creedon, John Downing Curry, Jack Austin Doty, Thomas Charles Hortel, Ingrid Rose-Marie Maerten, Natsuko Nishio, Yana Milligan Nicks, Mitsuyo Okamoto, Nabil Yaqub Sakkab, John G. Schroeder, Michael Peter Siklosi, Fernado Ray Tollens, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Todd Michael Wernicke