For Folded Sheetlike Article Patents (Class 206/494)
  • Patent number: 10457465
    Abstract: A disinfectant wipes system (2) comprising: a flexible sealed container (4) containing a plurality of fabric wipe members (6) and a burstable sachet (12); a first part comprising a first reagent in a carrier medium absorbed or impregnated in the fabric wipe members; and a second part within the burstable sachet (12), the second part miscible with the first part and comprising a second reagent in a carrier medium; wherein the first reagent and the second reagent will react when mixed to provide a disinfectant composition; wherein the container (4) has an opening (14) through which the wipe members (6) and the burstable sachet (12) may pass; the opening (14) releasably sealed by an adhesive-backed label (8); and wherein the burstable sachet (12) is separate from the plurality of wipe members (6) so that it can be removed through the opening (14) without removing any of the plurality of wipe members (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TRISTEL PLC
    Inventors: Julija Shabanova, Esther Jansen, Matthew Ballinger
  • Patent number: 10279951
    Abstract: A carton (90) for packaging one or more articles (A) includes a plurality of panels (12, 14, 16, 18) for forming a tubular structure. The plurality of panels include a top panel (16) and a pair of first and second opposed side panels (14, 18) hingedly connected to first and second opposite sides of the top panel respectively. The first and second side panels include first and second corner edges (C2, C1) respectively which are free of hinged connection to any other part of the carton. The first and second corner edges extend from the first and second sides of the top panel respectively. The carton includes a first severance line (70) extending from the first corner and a second severance line (78) extending from the second corner edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WestRock Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Bradford J. Walling, Caleb S. Loftin
  • Patent number: 10189631
    Abstract: A method of dispensing wipes includes providing a stack of wipes. Each wipe is generally rectangular in shape and defines four corners. A dispenser has a dispensing orifice. The method includes grasping a presented corner of a leading wipe, and pulling the presented corner of the leading wipe to withdraw the leading wipe out of the dispenser, whereby the leading wipe releases from a succeeding wipe such that a presented corner of the succeeding wipe, and no other corner of the succeeding wipe, protrudes from the dispensing orifice. In particular embodiments, the presented corner of the leading wipe and the presented corner of the succeeding wipe originate from opposite sides of the stack. In other embodiments, the presented corner of the leading wipe and the presented corner of the succeeding wipe each originate from the same side of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristina Marie Price, Sarah Elizabeth Knight, Finbarr Charles Ronald Williamson, Ryan Leslie Fulscher, Gerald Keith Sosalla, Kendall Jean Wendrick, Gary Alan Turchan
  • Patent number: 10046882
    Abstract: A blank for forming a carton, the blank including a first panel and a second panel adjoining the first panel along a fold line and extending in a longitudinal direction of the blank. A pair of side panels adjoins the second panel at respective fold lines. The side panels extend from the second panel in a transverse direction of the blank. The side panels each having a side panel flap adjoining at a fold line, the side panel flaps extending from the side panels in the longitudinal direction of the blank, toward the first panel. The blank further includes a third panel adjoining the second panel along a fold line and extending in the longitudinal direction of the blank. The blank further includes a fourth panel adjoining the third panel along a fold line and extending in the longitudinal direction of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Malnove Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Budny, Leo Quinones, Tom Simpson
  • Patent number: 10010226
    Abstract: A package containing a stack of wet wipes moistened with aqueous lotion is disclosed. The package comprises a polymeric film wrap, the film wrap comprising a laminate with an inner layer of a first polymer and an outer layer of a second polymer, and a surface bearing scoring along a path defining a substantially closed shape, the scoring at least partially penetrating the outer layer and not entirely penetrating the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Cameron, Daniel Scott Ebert, Melissa Renee Hickman, Angela Pauly
  • Patent number: 9974419
    Abstract: The present invention is for wipe dispensers for dispensing interconnected wipes. An exemplary wipes dispenser may include a container body and a removable lid forming an interior region into which a plurality of interconnected wipes may be disposed. Pulling on a lead end of a lead wipe causes a following wipe to also be pulled and follow the lead wipe. The removable lid may cover a portion of a container aperture (e.g., an open top of the container body). A landing member in the lid covers a portion of the container aperture by extending from a top rim of the container body toward the middle of the interior region. The landing member may form an angle with a substantially vertical exterior wall of the container, where the formed angle may be less than 90°. In an embodiment, the landing member may include a concavely shaped portion. The landing member may include one or more fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Kerry D. Azelton, Russell E. Bell, Jon Markey, Joshua Glessner
  • Patent number: 9956750
    Abstract: Provided is tissue paper which has softness, smoothness, and moistness either equaling or surpassing those of the existing moisturizing tissue paper and which is also less sticky and is not easily torn in use. The two-ply chemicals applied tissue paper has a configuration in which the amount of the chemicals applied on both side surfaces is 2.0 to 5.5 g/m2, the basis weight per each layer of sheets constituting the two-ply chemicals applied tissue paper is 10 to 25 mg/m2, and the thickness of the two-ply chemicals applied tissue paper is 100 to 140 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9901220
    Abstract: A pocket tissue includes a stack of paper tissues each of which is folded at a plurality of fold portions and a film package that contains the stack, the pocket tissue allowing the paper tissues to be taken out from a dispense opening formed in an upper surface of the package. Each of the paper tissues includes a first fold portion located at a position that substantially bisects the paper tissue, a second fold portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the paper tissue folded at the first fold portion, and a third fold portion extending in a transverse direction of the paper tissue folded at the second fold portion. The stack is formed by stacking the paper tissues each of which has been folded at the third fold portion to be in a state in which the first fold portion is exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuta Yasui
  • Patent number: 9861537
    Abstract: A gown dispenser system has a plurality of hospital gowns, each having a back region, the gowns folded and stacked back region facing up, such that, pulling on the back region of a gown on top of the stack removes that gown from the stack and exposes the back region of the next gown in the stack, an enclosure containing the stack of gowns, the enclosure having an opening exposing the back region of the gown at the top of the stack, enabling a user to grasp the exposed back region and pull the topmost gown from the enclosure, exposing the next gown in the stack, and an interface mechanism attached to the enclosure, enabling the enclosure to be suspended on a substantially vertical surface, with the opening facing outward from the substantially vertical surface. Gowns are drawn from the enclosure one-at-a-time, at need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Neil Andrew Louwrens
  • Patent number: 9834344
    Abstract: A wet wipe sealing cap structure includes a base ring including a circular upright wall, an annular shoulder horizontally outwardly extended from the circular upright wall and an outer locating unit and an inner locating unit respectively located at opposing inner and outer perimeters of the circular upright wall, a claw plate detachably fastened to the base ring, and a cover device including a collar coupled to the circular upright wall, a cap removably capped on the circular upright wall and a flexible member connected between the cap and the collar. The cap includes a circular cover plate, a cover wall perpendicularly extended around the border edge of the cover plate, an annular inner wall downwardly extended from the cover plate, and a bottom slope located at the annular inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DONZEE ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventor: Jin-Yang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9827775
    Abstract: An ink cartridge contains an outer package, an ink container within the outer package, and sheet bodies attached to an outer surface of the outer package, and is attachable to and detachable from a printing device. Small pieces are formed by cuts in the outer package. The small pieces include breakable sections, and the bendable sections. Sheet bodies cover a portion of the small pieces. Pressing on a small piece with a finger breaks the breakable section, and bends the bendable section to press them inside the outer package. A portion of the sheet body then shifts upwards so that the sheet body can be grasped with fingers and peeled away from the outer package. Disassembly and sorting of used cartridges in this way becomes easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eijiro Arimura
  • Patent number: 9771201
    Abstract: A glove packaging comprises a container for holding the gloves and a barrier positioned to cover at least a portion of an opening in the container. The barrier protects the gloves from airborne particles and other materials or contaminants that may contaminate the gloves prior to removal from the packaging. The barrier also includes an antimicrobial material for protecting the gloves from microorganisms, pathogens or other materials or contaminants that come in contact with the barrier to further reduce the possibility of contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yao, Samuel T. H. Amdur, III
  • Patent number: 9708115
    Abstract: A scented sheet member, in which a gelatin gel including at least one of a perfume and a perfume-containing microcapsule is enclosed in a space between film sheets in at least one of which a perfume-permeating hole is formed, is affixed to an inner surface of an upper surface of the containing box so that the at least one of the film sheets having the perfume-permeating hole faces a stack of paper tissues. This can provide a scented paper tissue container that can strengthen a scent when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norimitsu Hirata, Hisayuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9676541
    Abstract: A storage container which allows a user to easily take out sheets from a dispensing opening when the number of sheets is small. A storage container includes: a container body including a top plate where a dispensing opening for taking out the sheets is provided, and an opening formed opposing the top plate; and a bottom lid which is formed of an integrally-molded resin, is detachably mounted to the container body, and closes the opening. The bottom lid includes: a flat plate portion; and an expanding/contracting part transformable from a first state where it protrudes from the flat plate portion up to a first height toward the inside of the container body, to a second state where it protrudes from the flat plate portion up to a second height higher than the first height, toward the inside of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Wada, Terutaka Iwasaki, Takeshi Bando, Takahiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 9650199
    Abstract: A wipe includes a generally flat piece of material (10) made of paper, cloth or the like. The generally flat piece of material (10) is formed into a non-planar form having a three-dimensional shape, for example conical, for storage and dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Better All Round Limited
    Inventors: Oday Abbosh, Ian Hamilton Dryburgh, Nigel Lawson
  • Patent number: 9505549
    Abstract: A method of loading a stack of sheet stock material for use by a dunnage conversion machine, includes the following steps: (i) providing first and second stacks, the second stack being protected by a carrier having a central portion and longitudinally-spaced extensions that bound a central portion, the extensions and the central portion being joined along a weakened area defining a tear line, the central portion and the longitudinally-spaced extensions forming a planar bottom panel and a planar side panel, each panel extending substantially the length of the stack, and at a right angle to each other about a fold line over a bottom and an adjacent side of the stack, and one or more bale ties longitudinally inwardly of the tear lines holding the carrier to the stack; (ii) removing the extensions from the carrier; (iii) setting the second stack on top of the first stack; and (iv) removing the bale ties and the carrier, whereby an adhesive bonds the top page of the first stack to the bottom page of the second sta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Franklin B. Yap, Steven M. Toneff, Robert C. Cheich, Joseph J. Harding, Judith L. Skiba, James A. Simmons, Jr., James Tekavec, Edward W. Lintala, Erwin Methorst, Koen H. M. Kuypers, Dan Coppus, Raimond P. M. Demers, Pierre Kobben
  • Patent number: 9422090
    Abstract: A silicone extruded tubular spring that has the possibility to be folded around an axis perpendicular to its own axis of extrusion, thus creating the compression and release as of a spring. The base has a reach-in hole on its body to allow the user to reach through. The lid is the base's capping object; it is designed to cover the reach-in hole of the base. It should be designed in a way to limit the area of the remaining gaps of the base's reach-in hole. The extruded tubular spring can store and release energy in order to displace the lid. It can be of any material that provides the appropriate stiffness to activate the lid. The retention latch is the user interface on which he acts in order to have the lid pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Global Dispensing Ltd
    Inventors: Valentin Leung, John Violett
  • Patent number: 9308139
    Abstract: An individual packing product that makes it difficult to see an absorbent product disposed therein, not staining other individual packing products, and easy to put in a bag or pocket and carry. In the individual packing product, the absorbent product having an adhesive portion in a non-skin contact region is packed with a packing sheet. The absorbent product is fixed to the inner side of the packing sheet with the adhesive portion being disposed therebetween, the packing sheet is folded with the absorbent product being disposed therein, the packing sheet has a separable colored portion on the inner side thereof, and although the colored portion can be seen from the outside of the individual packing product, the absorbent product cannot be seen from the outside of the individual packing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Hashino, Yuki Noda, Shinpei Komatsu, Hideyuki Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9302843
    Abstract: A web container includes a web storage, a transparent plastic cover, and an intermediate layer. The web storage includes a bag which stores a foldable web and which has a first opening through which the foldable web is to be taken out. The web storage includes a take-out port which is coupled to the first opening. The transparent plastic cover has a polyhedron shape to enclose the web storage. The transparent plastic cover has a second opening provided on one surface of the transparent plastic cover. The second opening is engaged with the take-out port. The intermediate layer includes a flat sheet provided between the cover and the web storage and over at least two adjacent surfaces of the transparent plastic cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9232876
    Abstract: In order to achieve both ease of removal and an increase in the rate of impregnation by a predetermined chemical, in this packaging structure of a package of wet wipes, a convex region is formed at a position containing a region that faces the opening of a main package body and that is on the upper surface of a stacked body of wet wipes. The convex region is formed protruding towards the main package body. A space is formed between the region (corresponding to the ends) aside from the convex region formed on the wet wipes and the upper surface to which the opening of the main package body is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Daisuke Miyake, Ikue Hiramatsu, Yoshihide Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9230388
    Abstract: A holder assembly is provided for safely storing a package of disposable wipes and securely mounting the package of wipes to a wall or table. In one embodiment, the holder assembly has a front wall, a rear wall, and two side walls extending from a base and thereby forming a cavity for receiving the package of disposable wipes. The front wall has a guide channel for slidably receiving a lid assembly connected to the package of wipes. The base of the holder has a plurality of openings for receiving fasteners, such as button head screws or suction cups, for securing the holder to a wall or table. A rear surface of the guide channel has a plurality of ovaloid protrusions configured to engage a tab on the lid and thereby secure the lid to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Julius, Gerard Anthony Cahalan, Jerry Carstens, Qiuchen Peter Zhang
  • Patent number: 9113648
    Abstract: A package for holding a food product. The package comprises a carton comprising a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the carton. The plurality of panels comprises at least two side panels. A tear feature extends at least partially across the plurality of panels for at least partially separating the carton into an upper portion and a lower portion. The package also comprises a liner disposed in the interior of the carton. The liner comprises an expandable region proximate to the tear feature of the carton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley J. Burke
  • Patent number: 9078469
    Abstract: A packaging for manual rolling of cigarettes comprising smoker's accessories like cigarette sheets, filters, sheets, matches, lighters, tobacco and an article usable as an advertising material is characterized in that the base line is foldably divided into two small sides with a narrow band therebetween. The intermediate band is terminated at both sides each time with two triangular parts, providing for creating a handy table for rolling cigarettes. The narrow band is foldably divided in a way that the external parts are embraced by triangular folded corners of smaller sides. While the device is in use, the packaging is opened and put onto a support in a way that small sides are lifted upwards. The triangular sides on both sides of the narrow band are then pushed upwards to create bulges. The two bulges each from its side stop the narrow side and prevent the content from falling from the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ziggi Proizvodnja In Trgovina, D.O.O.
    Inventors: Jure Stari{hacek over (c)}, An{hacek over (z)}e Pivk, Nahtigal {hacek over (Z)}iga
  • Patent number: 9027173
    Abstract: A toilet training device includes an odor remediation system for absorbing or masking odors that may be created during toilet training. The odor remediation system may include a modular odor remediating insert that may be releasably positioned within a recess that is provided within the toilet training device. The odor remediating insert may include an odor absorbing substance such as sodium bicarbonate, an odor masking substance such as a fragrance or a combination of an odor absorbing substance and an odor masking substance. The toilet training device also includes a system for dispensing wipes that may utilize a recess that is defined in a side wall of the main body portion of the toilet training device. A wipes cartridge is designed so that it can be used to conveniently dispense wipes regardless of whether it is separated from the toilet training device or mounted within the recess of the toilet training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Dunn, Keith G. Ciampa, Mark A. Hatherill, Mark G. Tebbe, Huisok Pyon
  • Patent number: 9027754
    Abstract: Containers and dispensers for wiping substrates, and wet wiping substrates in particular, have been provided with lids, the containers have been susceptible to leakage, or difficulties in dispensing the contents. Provided is a refillable container for storing and dispensing wiping substrates. A refill cartridge containing wiping substrates having a peelable seal disposed on a first surface and a second surface for forming a seal with the container lid is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Kevin Christopher Possell, Jason Robert Boon, Matthew Chace Carpenter, Mark Joseph Guarraia, Daniel Patrick Smith
  • Publication number: 20150114868
    Abstract: A container for wipes, and a cap for the container, having a pop-up style dispensing means positioned beneath a reclosable lid. The container may be as upright cylindrical container for perforated wipes or a rigid tub for interfolded wipes. The dispensing means comprises flexible, rubber-like material having at least one opening through which wipes are removed from the container when the lid is open, and a hard plastic backing member underneath a portion of the rubber-like material adjacent the opening through which wipes are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Sharmin MEHDIZADEH
  • Publication number: 20150114867
    Abstract: A container for wipes, and a cap for the container, having a pop-up style dispensing means positioned beneath a reclosable lid. The container may be as upright cylindrical container for perforated wipes or a rigid tub for interfolded wipes. The dispensing means comprises a raised member made of flexible, rubber-like material, having at least one opening through which wipes are removed when the lid is open. When the lid is closed it compresses the raised member. When the lid is released from its closed position the raised member pushes the lid open. The dispensing means may have a hard plastic backing member underneath a portion of the rubber-like material adjacent the opening through which wipes are removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Sharmin MEHDIZADEH
  • 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: 20150101954
    Abstract: A wipe container and dispenser in which tray for receiving the wipes can be removably attached expeditiously to a decorative cover. The tray snaps into the decorative cover from the bottom. A coupling member provides releasable snap fit coupling between the tray and the cover. The cover can have a molded design such as an animal shape or sports related shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Kristen PIERSON JONES
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8991646
    Abstract: A product dispenser including a housing for housing dispensable products in a product reservoir defined by the housing and a cover member defining a dispensing opening through which the products are dispensed. The cover member includes a lid member and a support member and the lid member is openable relative to the support member about a hinge. The cover member is removably mountable to the housing by at least one engagement member of the support member engaging at least one complementary engagement member of the housing. A strength of connection of the hinge to the support member and a strength of connection of at least one engagement member of the support member for removably mounting the support member to the housing is such that when the lid member is opened to a stop position and further opening force is applied to the lid member, at least one engagement member dismounts between the housing and the support member before the force gets so great as to break the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Russell G. Wieser
  • Patent number: 8985338
    Abstract: A package for bedding includes a blank of material formed into a loop, the loop having an enclosed top side, an enclosed bottom side, first and second enclosed lateral sides extending between the enclosed top side and the enclosed bottom side, a first openings at a first end of the loop, and a second opening at a second end of the loop. A section of the enclosed top side is joined together to form handle that extends along a top side of the loop between the first opening at the first end of the loop and the second opening at the second end of the loop. The package has a central opening defined by the enclosed top side, the enclosed bottom side, and the first and second enclosed lateral sides of the loop, the central opening extending from the first opening at the first end of the loop to the second opening at the second end of the loop. A box is disposed within the central opening of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Publication number: 20150076026
    Abstract: A method of reducing a wetness gradient development for a package of wet wipes is provided. The method includes, after wet wipes are enclosed within a package to form the package of wet wipes, locating the package of wet wipes in a first orientation such that a first side faces downward and an opposite second side faces upward to form a first wetness gradient after a preselected amount of time. Prior to opening the package of wet wipes, the method includes inverting the package of wet wipes according to a predetermined turning schedule to place the package of wet wipes in a second orientation such that the first side faces upward and the second side faces downward to form a second wetness gradient that is different from the first wetness gradient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Joerg Mueller, Randall Glenn Marsh, Jacqueline Marie Duderstadt, Luis Omar Gonzalez-Mendez
  • Publication number: 20150075556
    Abstract: A cosmetics storage assembly is provided. The cosmetics storage assembly can include a compact box and a cosmetics tray disposed in the compact box. The cosmetics tray can have a plurality of wells formed therein adapted for holding cosmetics materials. The compact box can include a floor panel, a cover panel, and a plurality of side panels. The floor panel, cover panel and side panels can fold along seams therebetween to form a chamber and the cosmetics tray can be disposed within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: MONIFA L. MORTIS SIMONS
  • Publication number: 20150034521
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a procedure for wrapping an item to be sterilized with two fabric sheets in such a way as to allow a rapid unwrapping of the item for use. This procedure saves time in unwrapping and reduces the risk of loss of sterility of the item and stress on medical personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Khoa T. Lien
  • Patent number: 8944251
    Abstract: A packaging device, comprises a top wall formed as an arcuate isosceles triangle; a bottom wall formed as the arcuate isosceles triangle; an elongated generally rectangular planar main wall comprising a first longitudinal edge joined perpendicularly to the top wall along a first perimeter of the top wall, and a second longitudinal edge joined perpendicularly to the bottom wall along a second perimeter of the bottom wall, wherein the top wall and bottom wall are spaced apart by a length of the main wall; a first lateral edge joined to a second lateral edge at an acute angle and forming a continuous edge and defining an arcuate spine opposite and spaced apart from the continuous edge; wherein the top wall, bottom wall, and main wall define an interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Carolyn Yecies Heller, Branko Lukic, Anne Morrissey, Steven Takayama
  • Patent number: 8944252
    Abstract: A diaper kit includes a packaged single-use disposable diaper comprising, a sealed substantially air impermeable encasement completely enclosing an interior space and having at least one airtight seal, and a single compressed single-use disposable diaper vacuum-sealed within said interior space, wherein said interior space has at least a partial vacuum whereby a pressure differential acts upon said encasement and said diaper to maintain said diaper in said compressed state; at least one diaper accessory for use in the diaper changing; and wherein said diaper accessory is disposed inside of said interior space of said encasement; wherein said encasement is dimensioned to fit within a pocket of an article of clothing; and wherein said single compressed single-use disposable diaper vacuum-sealed within said interior space is folded at least once; wherein the diaper kit is packaged together with a plurality of non-vacuum-packaged diapers in a combination package for retail sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Diaperoos, LLC
    Inventor: Alan Kay Snell
  • Publication number: 20150021225
    Abstract: A container for a pack of wet wipes (W), the pack having a stack of wet wipes and an aperture in the top surface through which the wet wipes are accessible for dispensing, The container comprising a housing (1, 2) to receive the pack of wet wipes, An opening (9) is formed in the top surface of the housing in line with the aperture in the pack. A door (11) is arranged to selectively close the opening and a sensor (20) is arranged to detect the presence of the hand in the vicinity of the door, A motor (13) receives a signal from the sensor indicating movement in the vicinity of the door and opens the door upon receipt of the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Patent number: 8936584
    Abstract: A visually-coordinated absorbent product includes an absorbent article component including a garment side outer cover and a body side liner, wherein the article component has at least a first and second visual characteristic, and wherein the first visual characteristic is different from the second visual characteristic. The absorbent product also includes a first packaging component including at least first and second visual characteristics, wherein first and second visual characteristics of the absorbent article are coordinated to the first and second visual characteristics of the packaging component, and wherein at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component first visual characteristic and at least a portion of one of the garment side outer cover and the body side liner is configured with the article component second visual characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Teresa Marie Zander, Kristi Jo Bryant, Debra A. Haase, Sheila Marie Heyrman, Kim Hoertsch, Adrienne Rae Loyd, William Grover Reeves, Garry Roland Woltman, Theodore T. Tower, Jennifer Pozniak, Angela Rae Heck, Richard Joseph Hantke
  • Patent number: 8936154
    Abstract: A package for disposable diapers having a portion of the package usable as a baby changing mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thorsten Booch, Andreas Peter Motsch, Fernando Bayod
  • Patent number: 8936155
    Abstract: Provided herein is a linen set organizer with a set of perpendicularly oriented intersecting straps having fastening elements on the distal ends to releasably fasten the straps around a linen set and secure the set and wherein the straps bear identifying indicia for easy identification of the bundled content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ravary Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Linda R. Ravary, Michael Hexter, Alexander Winstead
  • Publication number: 20150014205
    Abstract: A method of loading a stack of sheet stock material for use by a dunnage conversion machine, includes the following steps: (i) providing first and second stacks, the second stack being protected by a carrier having a central portion and longitudinally-spaced extensions that bound a central portion, the extensions and the central portion being joined along a weakened area defining a tear line, the central portion and the longitudinally-spaced extensions forming a planar bottom panel and a planar side panel, each panel extending substantially the length of the stack, and at a right angle to each other about a fold line over a bottom and an adjacent side of the stack, and one or more bale ties longitudinally inwardly of the tear lines holding the carrier to the stack; (ii) removing the extensions from the carrier; (iii) setting the second stack on top of the first stack; and (iv) removing the bale ties and the carrier, whereby an adhesive bonds the top page of the first stack to the bottom page of the second sta
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Franklin B. Yap, Steven M. Toneff, Robert C. Cheich, Joseph J. Harding, Judith L. Skiba, James A. Simmons, JR., James Tekavec, Edward W. Lintala, Erwin Methorst, Koen H.M. Kuypers, Dan Coppus, Raimond P.M. Demers, Pierre Kobben
  • Patent number: 8931663
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for dispensing horizontally stacked moist towelettes. One embodiment involves turning a tub upside down and providing a side door for accessing the stacked towels. Another embodiment involves orienting a tub in an upright position and providing a means for users to easily access the contents. Moist towelettes are dispensed one at a time, from beginning to end. Once one towelette is removed, the next is in position for removal. Any towelette that falls back into the tub can be easily retrieved through the opening without having to open the entire package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Union Street Brand Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Evans, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 8915358
    Abstract: A moist wipes dispenser has a top attached to a bottom along a hinge. The top is adapted to pivot about the hinge's axis of rotation. The top is adapted to assume a closed position and a dispensing position. In one embodiment, the top can assume a warning position adapted to warn a user that the top is not shut. The top is urged to the warning position if the top is angularly disposed in a red zone that extends between the closed position and the warning position. The warning position is angularly displaced from the closed position by at least five degrees. In another embodiment, the hinge includes a pin integrally molded with the top or bottom, and an open knuckle integrally molded with the other of the top and bottom. The hinge is adapted to urge the top into closed and dispensing positions in selected angular ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kroy D. Johnson, Linda J. Van Dyke, Robert Schlaupitz
  • Publication number: 20140367296
    Abstract: Containers and dispensers for wiping substrates, and wet wiping substrates in particular, have been provided with lids, the containers have been susceptible to leakage, or difficulties in dispensing the contents. Provided is a refillable container for storing and dispensing wiping substrates. A refill cartridge containing wiping substrates having a peelable seal disposed on a first surface and a second surface for forming a seal with the container lid is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Kevin Christopher Possell, Jason Robert Boon, Matthew Chace Carpenter, Mark Joseph Guarraia, Daniel Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 8893890
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a container and dispensing system, and more particularly to a refillable container that includes a container base having a partially open bottom, a refill cartridge disposed in the container base and covering at least a portion of the open bottom, and a lid. Providing a container base with a partially open bottom provides the user with an easy means of removing the refill cartridge, as the user may simply contact the refill cartridge through the bottom opening and push it upward through the open top of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Maggie VanderHeiden Berger, Kevin Christopher Possell, Jason Robert Boon
  • Publication number: 20140332436
    Abstract: A disposable wearing article adapted to restrict a possibility that the article might become locally bulky and a packaged assembly of such disposable wearing articles. A diaper (1) has front and rear waist panels (20, 30) defining front and rear waist regions (2, 3), respectively, and an intermediate panel (40) defining parts of the front and rear waist regions and a crotch region (4). The diaper (1) is folded on itself substantially in a flat condition so that inner sheets (24, 34) of the front and rear waist panels (20, 30) may face each other, respectively, and an inner sheet of the intermediate panel (40) may face itself. Specifically, the diaper (1) is folded on itself along a first fold line (81) at least partially corresponding to an imaginary transverse center line (Q-Q).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichi Sasayama, Makoto Ichikawa, Kunihiko Katsuragawa, Kazuo Ukegawa
  • Publication number: 20140332318
    Abstract: A pack (2) of wipes (4) comprising a container (6) for the wipes (4), and a plurality of the wipes (4) in the container (6), and the wipes (4) being such that they are impregnated with a lubricant. A method of lubricating a product using the pack (2) of wipes (4) is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: JAMES AIDEN O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 8875875
    Abstract: A stackable package for bedding includes a flexible outer container having an upper end and a lower end, a bottom panel extending along the lower end of the flexible container and side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel toward the upper end of the flexible container for defining an open end of the flexible outer container. The stackable package includes an insert disposed inside the flexible outer container for reinforcing the bottom and side panels of the flexible outer container, and bedding disposed inside the insert. The side panels of the flexible outer container have upper ends that are joined together for hermetically sealing the bedding inside the flexible outer container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 8875876
    Abstract: A stackable package for bedding includes a flexible outer container having an upper end and a lower end, a bottom panel extending along the lower end of the flexible container and side panels extending upwardly from the bottom panel toward the upper end of the flexible container for defining an open end of the flexible outer container. The stackable package includes an insert disposed inside the flexible outer container for reinforcing the bottom and side panels of the flexible outer container, and bedding disposed inside the insert. The side panels of the flexible outer container have upper ends that are joined together for sealing the bedding inside the flexible outer container. At least one of the panels has at least one vent opening formed therein for allowing air to circulate through the package after the package has been sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Fux