Tool Coated Or Impregnated With Material Supply Patents (Class 15/104.93)
  • Patent number: 10357441
    Abstract: A compliant personal care article, can include: a personal care composition, including i) a surfactant; and ii) from about 3% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of a water insoluble hygroscopic fiber, fine, or filament; and a first contact substrate adjacent to the composition, wherein the contact substrate is a multiplanar film, includes a surface aberration, and has a surface aberration area of about 45% to about 98%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shawn David McConaughy, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 10308901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kit, method, and device for removing an adhesive from a surface that includes a micro-adhesive material, such as a foam, and a solvent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The James Grady Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Albert Pacifici
  • Patent number: 10278551
    Abstract: A multi-part skin care bar and methods of using the same are disclosed. The multi-part skin care bar may be formed by selectively coupling a first portion from a plurality of first portions with a second portion from a plurality of second portions. For example, a first engagement portion of a respective first portion may be engaged with a second engagement portion of a respective second portion to couple the first portion to the second portion. In some examples, the first engagement portion may include a first projection and a first receiving hole, the second engagement portion may include a second projection and a second receiving hole, the first projection may be configured to be inserted into the second receiving hole, and the second projection may be configured to be inserted into the first receiving hole in order to couple a respective first portion to a respective second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: David L. J. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10238244
    Abstract: The present invention provides personal cleaning articles useful for cleaning and/or exfoliating the skin. These articles provide multiple distinct patterns of relatively smooth and coarse elements to provide a user the ability to readily achieve the desired degree of cleansing and/or exfoliation. Further, the article provides a relatively smooth apertured outer layer and a relatively coarse underlying layer whereby a user can, with the application of varied amounts of pressure, more readily achieve and control a wider range of mechanical cleaning and/or exfoliating action against the skin. In certain aspects, the article may also be impregnated with one or more topical skin cleaning and/or exfoliating compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Alice Susan Gordon, Jonathan Adam Dien, Nadeem Haidary, Cynthia Watts Henderson, Jennifer L Schiffman, Kimberly J Tempas
  • Patent number: 10182946
    Abstract: A filter material for entrapping particles and actively affecting the trapped particles within the filter. The fabric has a blend of hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers and non-superabsorbent hydrophilic fibers that is sufficiently porous as to allow gaseous flow through the fabric. The fabric having a thickness and the fabric has as a coating of a mixture of a chemically or physically active compound and a liquid carrier forming an active composition on both the outer surface of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers, and the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers have a central volume also retaining the active composition. The central volume of the hydrophilic superabsorbent fibers acting as a reservoir for replacement of the active compound into the coating when concentration of active compounds in the coating are reduced to a concentration less than concentrations of the active compound within the central volume; and the liquid carrier is an aqueous liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume, Mark A. Litman
  • Patent number: 10143296
    Abstract: A mouthpiece type of electric toothbrush is disclosed. The mouthpiece type of electric toothbrush includes: a toothbrush head that includes a mouthpiece-shaped housing which is provided with upper and lower openings and a blocked intermediate portion, wherein a plurality of first silicone protrusions may be arranged to be spaced apart from each other by a predetermined interval along an inner wall surface of the housing in the upper and lower openings; and a main body that is detachable from the toothbrush head and transmits a vibration to the toothbrush head. The toothbrush head may further include a water-containing pad and an air layer provided at a lower portion of a silicone layer thereof, thus it is possible to easily spread toothpaste through the water-containing pad and to correspond to a size of a user's mouth or oral cavity by adjusting an air amount of the air layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Hee Jang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10092483
    Abstract: An array of at least two commonly-branded absorbent articles, such as wipes products. The array includes a first wipes product and a second wipes product. Each wipes product may appeal to a different type of consumer, such as a light experience seeking consumer and a heavy experience seeking consumer. The first wipes product may include a first supply of wipes formed from a first substrate. The first supply of wipes is moistened with a first functional lotion composition including a first fragrance accord and a first lotion formula. The second wipes product may include a second supply of wipes formed from a second substrate. The second supply of wipes is moistened with a second functional lotion composition including a second fragrance accord and a second lotion formula. The second fragrance accord is different from the first fragrance accord, and the second lotion formula is different from the first lotion formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alizha V. Smith, Randall Glenn Marsh, Oliver Edwin Clarke Mason
  • Patent number: 10076465
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits useful for cleansing the eyelids and maintaining eyelid hygiene are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for treating or cleansing an ocular region is disclosed. The system consists essentially of: (A) a tubular applicator, wherein the applicator comprises: (i) a first chamber and a second chamber; and (ii) a sealable element situated between the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein at least the second chamber is substantially pre-filled with an ocular composition, and (B) a dispenser, wherein the dispenser is bonded to an external surface of a first end of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: OCuSOFT, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy Smith
  • Patent number: 10070761
    Abstract: A personal care article includes a first personal care composition in a first zone and a second personal care composition in a second zone such that the first and second zones are defined by one or more barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Edward Dewey Smith, III, Shawn David McConaughy
  • Patent number: 10035635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for packaging a product, comprising:—a container (2) having joined front and rear walls,—an article (3) packaged in a folded state inside the container (2), this article (3) bearing said product, having at least two sections separated by at least one fold line (4), at least one of these two sections being attached to one of the front and rear walls by at least one weld zone (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Dominique Bordeaux
  • Patent number: 10034478
    Abstract: Compositions having antimicrobial activity contain surface functionalized particles comprising an inorganic copper salt which has low water solubility. These types of inorganic salts may also be introduced in porous particles to yield antimicrobial compositions. The compositions may optionally comprise additional antimicrobial agents, salts with high water solubility, organic acids, salts of organic acids and their esters. The compositions may be added to various fluids used in the petroleum extraction industry, or used as coatings on components used in this industry. These antimicrobial materials may be used for reducing both anaerobic and aerobic bacteria and are also useful for reducing corrosion of ferrous components caused by anaerobic bacteria. Although such compositions may be used for any antimicrobial application, and some of the other important uses of these compositions are in wound care, personal care and waste processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Krasnow, Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann, John P. Cronin, Murat Akarsu, Ryan J. Reeser, Lori L. Adams
  • Patent number: 10029087
    Abstract: A device for disinfecting catheter connectors comprising a container (2) having a closed lower base end (2b) and an opposite open upper end (2a) and a sponge-like element (3) inserted inside the container (2), impregnated with a liquid medical substance (4). The sponge-like element (3) has an axial through cavity (5) within it and a semi-rigid insert (6) housed in the cavity (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEX MEDICAL ANTISEPTICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Silvio Daneluzzi
  • Patent number: 10021965
    Abstract: A lollipop toothbrush apparatus includes an edible lollipop head, a hollow handle extending from the lollipop head, and a toothbrush having a handle that fits inside the hollow lollipop handle. The hollow lollipop handle has internal threading configured to receive a complementary threaded portion of the toothbrush handle. The toothbrush is configured to screw into the hollow lollipop handle and form a combined continuous handle for the lollipop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Nevaan Kothari, Riaan Kothari
  • Patent number: 10016114
    Abstract: To provide a cleaning tool exhibiting excellent usability. The present invention relates to a cleaning tool comprising a cleaning sheet, and a holding tool for holding said cleaning sheet. The cleaning sheet is provided with: a brush part capable of cleaning an object to be cleaned; a base part; and insertion parts for the holding tool. The brush part is formed from: a first brush part provided to one side of the base part; and a second brush part provided to another side of the base part. The first brush part and the second brush part are provided with a first region and a second region which each have different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomokazu Suda
  • Patent number: 10004225
    Abstract: An insect repellent patch is disclosed of a size and weight compatible for wearing on the clothing or skin of a user. The patch has a gross area not in excess of 232 cm2 and bearing one or more insect repellents having a vapor pressure at 25° C. of not less than about 1×10?6 mm Hg. The total amount of insect repellent is in an amount effective to provide practical mosquito personal area repellency. Kits of such patches, with instructions for use, and methods of providing practical personal area insect repellency are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Emmrich, Phillip Kongshaug, Esther M. Helding, Daniel T. Ropiak
  • Patent number: 9999324
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing pad has a perforated generally elastic film forming a front wall, a liquid-impervious plastic rear wall, a weld peripherally securing the front wall to the rear wall, and a liquid-retaining core between the front and rear walls. The perforated film is a coextruded film having an elastic inner layer turned toward the core and an inelastic outer cover layer turned away from the core. This cover layer forms an outer face of the liquid-dispensing pad and is composed of polyolefin. A thickness of the cover layer is less than 15 ?m, and a thickness ratio of the elastic inner layer to the inelastic outer cover layer is at least 10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SURFACESKINS LTD.
    Inventors: Henner Sollmann, Andreas Brueggemann, Steven Marks Neill
  • Patent number: 9950854
    Abstract: A discardable cartridge having a limited quantity of a lip balm that is loaded into a closable applicator container, such as a piece of jewelry or a wearable accessory. The cartridge includes a rigid or resilient upper base having a convex or flat top surface upon which the lip balm is associated, and a volume of lip balm attached to the top surface of the base. The flat or convex top surface allows wiping the balm onto the lips single-handedly. The top surface of the cartridge can include a plurality of integrally-attached bristles, between which the lip balm is embedded, anchoring the lip balm to the cartridge, and providing the additional function of exfoliation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Margaret Spicer Meranus
  • Patent number: 9845197
    Abstract: A magnetic lifting device for bodies (Z) comprises an input transport device (10) for transporting lying bodies (4), a transport device (12) for transporting lifted bodies (9) hanging at the transport device (12) and arranged above the input transport device (10) and a control device (13). A first magnet arrangement (1) which is activated and deactivated by the control device (13) is arranged below the input transport device (10) in such a way that a body (4) lying on the input transport device (10) is magnetically held in a releasable way on the input transport device (10). A second magnet arrangement (2) is arranged above an area of the input transport device (10), in which the bodies are transported, and is formed in such a way that a body lying on the input transport device (10) is lifted by the magnetic field of the second magnet arrangement (10) when the magnetic field of the first magnet arrangement (1) is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Soudronic AG
    Inventors: Pascal Gauch, Peter Taiana
  • Patent number: 9826876
    Abstract: A cleaning article includes a cleaning article sheet comprising a fabric substrate, wherein the fabric substrate includes pores therein, and wherein the fabric substrate has a background moisture percentage by weight, and liquid water disposed substantially and disconnectedly within the pores, wherein the liquid water is at moisture percentage by weight that is 5 to 150 percentage points higher than the background moisture percentage. The nonwoven substrate can include pores formed between and/or within the fibers and can have a background moisture percentage by weight. The substrate can include a treatment to increase the dielectric constant from the dielectric constant of the substrate without the treatment. The moisture of the article can be configured to exhibit a dielectric constant of at least 50% and up to 600% higher than the dielectric constant of the same article with only background moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaiyuan Yang, Andrew T Baker, Joseph R Feldkamp, David William Koenig, WanDuk Lee, Carl G Rippl, Kathleen C Engelbrecht, Waihong Leong, Dave A Soerens, Divesh Bhatt, Jin Heo, Jose Kollakompil Abraham
  • Patent number: 9809931
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a dispersible moist wipe comprising hydroentangled fibers and a binder composition. The moist wipe demonstrates high initial wet strength while maintaining effective dispersion in an aqueous environment. The moist wipe has potential application as a flushable surface cleaning product and/or a flushable cleansing cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth John Zwick, Nathan John Vogel, WanDuk Lee, Joseph Kenneth Baker, Colin Ackroyd
  • Patent number: 9724445
    Abstract: The invention relates to deodorizing products, and in particular, deodorizing products that find use in toileting. In some aspects, the deodorizing product is a solid substrate that disintegrates when exposed to water such as in a toilet bowl, where the solid substrate has been pre-infused with a scenting agent, for example, an essential oil or a microencapsulated essential oil. The composition can be placed directly into the toilet bowl water prior to toileting, thereby expediting the action of the scenting agent. After toileting, the scenting agent is substantially removed when the toilet is flushed. The invention can also be used as a deodorizing product without deployment in liquid water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LIVELVI LLC
    Inventors: Lisa S. Rabin, Evan S. Edelist
  • Patent number: 9717249
    Abstract: An office furnishing is provided that may include one or more surfaces coated with an antimicrobial treatment, which may include a silane quaternary ammonium salt and isopropyl alcohol. The silane quaternary ammonium salt may include an unreacted organofunctional silane to promote bonding to the surfaces of the office furnishing, such as 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyldimethyloctadecyl ammonium chloride. The office furnishing article may include one of: a desk; a chair; a table; a bookcase; a hutch; shelves; an office divider panel; a file cabinet; a fax machine; a telephone; a computer; a keyboard; a monitor; a computer mouse; a book; a lamp; a binder; a stapler; an office stamp; and a desk pad. A method is also provided for coating these office furnishing articles with the antimicrobial treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventor: Patrick E. Eddy
  • Patent number: 9622641
    Abstract: A dish cleaning pad has a pair of sidewalls defining a pocket therebetween. The sidewalls are formed with a pair of mutually aligned windows. A planar insert is disposed in the pocket, the insert having an aperture aligned with the windows in the pad sidewalls. The aperture in the insert is formed with a multiplicity of parallel tines each connected at opposite ends to edges of the planar insert on opposite sides of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Philip Bambino
  • Patent number: 9511501
    Abstract: A shaving blade unit with a housing having a bottom surface and a top surface defining a pair of elongated spaced apart apertures extending from the top surface to the bottom surface. At least one blade is mounted to the housing. The blade has a blade edge extending generally parallel to the pair of apertures. A solid polymeric lubrication member having an upper skin contact surface and an opposing base. A pair protrusions extend from the base. Each protrusion has an enlarged distal end. The enlarged distal ends of the protrusions each have a dimension greater than a dimension of the corresponding aperture whereby inserting the protrusion into the corresponding aperture deflects a front wall of the housing and each of the enlarged distal ends engage the bottom surface of the housing. The solid polymeric lubrication member and the enlarged distal ends are molded from a water soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Hubert Francis Carneiro, Matthew Corey Cataudella, Jack Anthony Washington
  • Patent number: 9453304
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a dispersible moist wipe comprising hydroentangled fibers and a binder composition. The moist wipe demonstrates high initial wet strength while maintaining effective dispersion in an aqueous environment. The moist wipe has potential application as a flushable surface cleaning product and/or a flushable cleansing cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth John Zwick, Nathan John Vogel, WanDuk Lee, Joseph Kenneth Baker, Colin Ackroyd
  • Patent number: 9399841
    Abstract: A method of producing water-disintegrable paper, including: using a base-paper supplied with no water to emboss the base-paper sheet in a non-wet state to form a bulking unit, made up of a plurality of uneven elements, on the base-paper sheet; supplying the water-soluble binder to the base-paper sheet from outside of a face of the base-paper sheet after the embossing process to impregnate the water-soluble binder into the base-paper sheet; drying the base-paper sheet after the binder impregnation process; folding the base-paper sheet after the drying process; and supplying an aqueous chemical and/or a crosslinker to the base-paper sheet before or after the folding process to impregnate the aqueous chemical into the base-paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9320407
    Abstract: A cleaning system. The system has a steam mop, pad, and a cleaning solution. This combination provides synergistic cleaning benefits over prior art systems using steam alone and over prior art systems using cleaning solutions alone. The cleaning benefits include both the capability to clean larger areas and clean additional types of stains. The cleaning system may be used to clean hard surfaces, such as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicola John Policicchio, Jeff Scholten, Joe White
  • Patent number: 9307873
    Abstract: The hand-washing mitt includes a mitt with an opening into which a hand is inserted. The mitt includes a drawstring adjacent the opening in order to form a watertight seal with a wrist of said hand. The interior of the mitt is lined with an absorbent material. A cleaning solution bladder is located inside of said mitt, and when punctured shall release a cleaning solution onto said hand, which is used to wash the hand inside of the mitt. The end user would rub his or her hand around the interior of the mitt in order to wash the hand clean via the cleaning solution. The interior of the mitt includes bristle members on the interior surface to rub the hand against when washing the hand via the cleaning solution. The hand-washing mitt is a single-use item, which is discarded after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventors: Erica Glover, Henry Burks
  • Patent number: 9164128
    Abstract: A phasing voltage meter comprises first and second probes. Each probe comprises an insulated shield supporting an electrode for contacting a high voltage electrical conductor. The shield houses a high voltage resistor connected in series with the electrode. A capacitance formed by a metallic collar across the resistor compensates for stray capacitance across the resistor. A meter comprises a housing enclosing electrode circuit for measuring phasing voltage. The electrical circuit measures voltage across the electrodes and provides an output representing phasing voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Vasu Mogaveera
  • Patent number: 9055801
    Abstract: A nail coating removal wrap and retainer for securing a solvent pad to the digit of a user of a durable nail coating so that a solvent held by the pad is retained in contact with the nail coating to be removed. The nail coating removal wrap and retainer includes a wrap strip to which the solvent pad is bonded in a method impervious to the solvent held by the solvent pad. The wrap strip is selected or treated so that the wrap coheres to itself when wrapped around a digit of the user to releasably secure the wrap to the digit of the user while the solvent works to loosen the nail coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Little Rapids Corporation
    Inventors: Cathy Schuch, David M. Ledvina
  • Patent number: 9049973
    Abstract: An anti-microbial sponge device provides an ergonomic gripping surface while also resisting the accumulation of microbial agents thereon. The device includes a gripping surface having a top side, a bottom side, and a perimeter wall extending between the top side and the bottom side. The perimeter wall comprises a front side opposite a back side, and a pair of opposed lateral sides extending between the front side and the back side. Each of the lateral sides is concavely arcuate. Each of the top side, the front side, and the back side is convexly arcuate. A sponge surface is coupled to the gripping surface. The sponge surface extends outwardly from the bottom side of the gripping surface. The sponge surface comprises a porous material. The sponge surface is non-absorbent wherein the sponge surface is configured to resist an accumulation of microbial agents thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Alain Arrieta
  • Publication number: 20150143647
    Abstract: A nonwoven material includes a backing substrate and a functional layer affixed to the backing substrate, the functional layer including thermal-setting fibers. The functional layer can be a nonwoven web including thermal-setting fibers, where the nonwoven web is affixed to the backing substrate. The functional layer can also include thermal-setting fibers and a thermal-setting polymer disposed on the backing substrate. The thermal-setting fibers can be melamine. Thermal-setting fibers can be rigidly fixed within the functional layer. The functional layer can further include a polymer resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaiyuan Yang, Carl Gerard Rippl, Gregory Daniel Samek, Joel Brostin, Joseph Kenneth Baker
  • Publication number: 20150143648
    Abstract: A housing for a mobile device (4) comprises a pouch (1) or case including cleaning material arranged to clean the surface of the mobile device (4) as it is slid into or out of the housing. Shock-absorbing material (5) may be provided between the cleaning material (3) and the pouch (1) or case. The pouch may be reversible for use as a cleaning pad or mitt, and may include a pocket (6) for holding the mobile device when the pouch is reversed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Derek Batey
  • Patent number: 9032577
    Abstract: A cleaning cloth constructed of an upper sheet and lower sheet that are joined together for form an interior cavity into which additional cleaning cloths, cleaning materials, abrasive materials, scented materials, etc. can be placed. The cleaning cloth includes strips that can be used to connect the cleaning cloth to a mop head or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph M Colangelo
  • Patent number: 9021647
    Abstract: A multilayered premoistened cleaning wipe having: a liquid permeable first layer joined to a liquid permeable second layer and a core disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A cleaning composition is releasably absorbed in the core. The cleaning composition has between about 0.001% to about 10% by weight of surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan David Gummow, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Publication number: 20150113749
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a flexible container for non-intertwined wet wipes is provided, which has a substantially rectangular shape comprised by a top face (5), a bottom face (5a) and side faces (6), which short ends (2) are sealed between them; the container has a dispensing opening (11) which is formed by detaching a detaching area (4) which is delimited by a perforation (3), and a flexible seal arranged for tightly sealing the container once it has been opened. The dispensing opening (11) is formed by a slot starting at a point located at the top face of the flexible container and projected towards one of the side faces thereof, defining a top portion (7) and a bottom portion (8) of the dispensing opening (11), through which the finger may be introduced so as to pull outside the wet wipe located at the top part of the stack, without dragging the next wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Juan Miguel Martini-Merlo, Lucia del Carmen Sanchez-Fernandez, Carlos Canales-Espinosa De Los Monteros
  • Publication number: 20150107040
    Abstract: A paper product has a plurality of individual paper sheets with a moist center section and dry outer sections. The paper product includes a core element and a plurality of paper sheets wound around the core element. Each paper sheet has a top surface, a bottom surface, a moist center section containing a liquid, a first dry outer section bounding a first edge of the moist center section, a second dry outer section bounding a second edge of the moist center section, a first moisture impermeable barrier at the first edge of the moist center section, a second moisture impermeable barrier at the second edge of the moist center section, and a water impermeable membrane extending laterally between the first and second moisture impermeable barriers for dividing the moist center section into a first region and a second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gehane Triarsi, Shaun Heusen
  • Publication number: 20150107039
    Abstract: A textile fabric wiper is provided having a polymer coating applied to enhance the attraction of the wiper to particulate contaminants, especially particles in the range of 0.5 to 20 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Brian G. Morin, Daniel T. McBride, Loren W. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20150101137
    Abstract: Provided herein are cleaning apparatuses for electronic devices, such as computers, smart devices, laptops and cameras. The cleaning apparatuses comprise cleaning members having, for example, a cleaning pad and/or brush or other cleaning member and a container or housing on or in which the cleaning member is contained and/or stored. The cleaning apparatuses each comprise a mount to removably secure the apparatus to the electronic device. The mounts may comprise a hot shoe mount, a strap slide, a clip mount, or a slottable member configured for a port or slot on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ye Xu
  • Patent number: 9005395
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a dispersible moist wipe comprising hydroentangled fibers and a binder composition. The moist wipe demonstrates high initial wet strength while maintaining effective dispersion in an aqueous environment. The moist wipe has potential application as a flushable surface cleaning product and/or a flushable cleansing cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth John Zwick, Nathan John Vogel, WanDuk Lee, Joseph Kenneth Baker, Colin Ackroyd
  • Patent number: 8997296
    Abstract: A multilayered premoistened cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan David Gummow, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Patent number: 8997990
    Abstract: A package including a container and a plurality of premoistened cleaning wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan David Gummow, Mark William Baize, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Publication number: 20150089755
    Abstract: A cleaning article includes a cleaning article sheet comprising a fabric substrate, wherein the fabric substrate includes pores therein, and wherein the fabric substrate has a background moisture percentage by weight, and liquid water disposed substantially and disconnectedly within the pores, wherein the liquid water is at moisture percentage by weight that is 5 to 150 percentage points higher than the background moisture percentage. The nonwoven substrate can include pores formed between and/or within the fibers and can have a background moisture percentage by weight. The substrate can include a treatment to increase the dielectric constant from the dielectric constant of the substrate without the treatment. The moisture of the article can be configured to exhibit a dielectric constant of at least 50% and up to 600% higher than the dielectric constant of the same article with only background moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaiyuan Yang, Andrew T. Baker, Joseph R. Feldkamp, David William Koenig, WanDuk Lee, Carl G. Rippl, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Waihong Leong, Dave A. Soerens, Divesh Bhatt, Jin Heo, Jose Kollakompil Abraham
  • Patent number: 8990994
    Abstract: A multilayered premoistened cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeanne Marie Hughes, Jonathan David Gummow, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Brian Joseph Roselle
  • Patent number: 8980055
    Abstract: A disposable cellulosic wiper includes (a) a percentage by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers, and (b) a percentage by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers having a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml and having a weight average diameter of less than 2 microns. The microfibers are further characterized in that 40% by weight thereof is finer than 14 mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Joseph H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8980655
    Abstract: A test apparatus includes a foreign matter removal unit having a first slope provided with an abrasive coating or an adhesive sheet and a second slope provided with an abrasive coating or an adhesive sheet, the second slope facing the first slope in such a manner that an upper end of the second slope is spaced from an upper end of the first slope a greater distance than a lower end of the second slope is spaced from a lower end of the first slope, a test unit for testing electrical characteristics of a semiconductor chip, and a transfer unit for holding and releasing the semiconductor chip at a position above the first and second slopes and transferring the semiconductor chip to the test unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Okada, Takaya Noguchi, Norihiro Takesako, Kinya Yamashita, Hajime Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20150053235
    Abstract: A wet wiper for cleaning accumulated oral debris from removable dental appliances. The wet wiper comprises a water insoluble substrate and a physiologically acceptable cleansing composition. Methods for cleaning removable dental appliances are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Eugene Tricca, Malia Mueller Smith
  • Publication number: 20150047138
    Abstract: A premoistened cleaning wipe having a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis intersecting and orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and in plane with the wipe the longitudinal axis being longer than the transverse axis, the wipe having: a liquid permeable first layer joined in facing relationship to a liquid permeable second layer; a free liquid cleaning composition having between about 0.001% to about 10% by weight of the liquid cleaning composition of surfactant, the cleaning composition releasably absorbed in the wipe; and a plurality of edges, the wipe extending to pairs the edges; wherein a least one intersection between a pair of the edges has an arced portion and at least one intersection between a pair of the edges has an angled portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Jeanne Marie HUGHES
  • Publication number: 20150040943
    Abstract: A one time use cleansing device for inhibiting catheter associated urinary tract infections. An absorbent body includes a plurality of fingerlings extending outwardly from a front side of the absorbent body. First and second wings extend from a back side of the absorbent body. One or more liquid containing frangible vials are disposed between the first and second wings such that squeezing the wings together causes the vials to rupture, thereby releasing the contents of the vials into the absorbent body. The absorbent body and/or the one or more vials contain a cleansing agent of castile soap and tea tree oil designed to aid in the inhibition and/or prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Susan V. DUNN
  • Publication number: 20150034116
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods of reducing static on hair or a cloth material, reducing hair frizz and/or increasing shine on hair by wiping the hair or cloth material with a dry wipe product. The dry wipe product comprises a flexible substrate having a first side and a second side; and either an anhydrous composition, or an aqueous composition, disposed over the first and/or second side(s) of the flexible substrate. When hair or cloth material is wiped with a side of the dry wipe product having the anhydrous composition or the aqueous composition disposed thereon, the anhydrous composition or aqueous composition is transferred from the flexible substrate of the dry wipe product to the hair or cloth material. The anhydrous compositions and aqueous compositions of the instant disclosure reduce static on hair and/or cloth, reduce hair frizz and/or increase shine on hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michelle Salese, Jolene Morris, Chelsea Ali