Packaged Towel Patents (Class 206/812)
  • Patent number: 9040146
    Abstract: A material having a first surface and a second surface is disclosed. The first or second surface comprises a texture. The texture is defined by peaks and valleys such that the textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 3 mm to about 16 mm, an Average Height Differential of at least 1 mm, and a Surface Topography Index from about 0.1 to about 5. The material may comprise a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 9005734
    Abstract: A sanitary article is disclosed. The sanitary article comprises a disposable, macroscopically three-dimensional sheet. The sheet has a first surface and a second surface. One of the surfaces comprises a macroscopic three-dimensional texture. The macroscopic three-dimensional texture comprises peaks and valleys such that the textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 3 mm to about 16 mm, an Average Height Differential in the range of 1 mm to about 3 mm, and a Surface Topography Index in the range of about 0.1 to about 5. The sanitary article may comprise a surfactant on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 9005733
    Abstract: A nonwoven material is disclosed. The nonwoven material comprises a first nonwoven substrate comprising a three-dimensional texture. The three-dimensional texture comprises peaks and valleys such that the texture may comprise an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 1 mm to about 20 mm, an Average Height Differential in the range of about 1 mm to about 3 mm, and a Surface Topography Index in the range of about 0.01 to about 10. The first nonwoven substrate may comprise polyester. The nonwoven material comprises a second nonwoven substrate comprising a polyolefin and a surfactant applied to the first or second nonwoven substrates. The surfactant is included at an add-on level of at least 0.1%, by weight of the nonwoven material. The first nonwoven substrate is joined to the second nonwoven substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 8999489
    Abstract: An article of manufacture is disclosed. The article of manufacture comprises a package and a disposable sheet. The sheet has a first surface and a second surface. One of the surfaces comprises a texture. The texture is defined by peaks and valleys such that the one textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 1 mm to about 20 mm, an Average Height Differential in the range of 1 mm to 3 mm, and a Surface Topography Index in the range of about 0.01 to about 10. The sheet may be contained within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 8960425
    Abstract: A spray package including a container defining a cavity and having an opening; a spray container movable disposed in the cavity, the spray container having a fluid container portion movably disposed in the cavity and a projection portion having an orifice in fluid communication with the first fluid container portion, the projection portion being movable through the opening in the container between a retracted and extended position; and a therapeutic liquid disposed in the fluid container portion and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8944279
    Abstract: A container for storing personal care articles comprising a lid structure attached to the container is disclosed. The lid structure has a top lid portion connected to a base lid portion. The base lid portion includes a rigid port surrounding a unitary dispensing partition extending in an x and z direction to the rigid port, the unitary dispensing partition having a dispensing slit formed therethrough. The unitary dispensing partition forms an arc extending a first depth into the interior of the container in a z-direction. The depth of the dispensing partition allows for the personal care article to be stored in a pop-up dispensing position with a larger portion of the personal care article extending from the dispensing slit. This allows for easier retrieval of the product by a consumer and less dispensing failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Walter Shoaf, Andrew Dale Brinkdopke, Robert Samuel Schlaupitz
  • Patent number: 8857611
    Abstract: A package of folded sheet products includes a stack of the sheet products, and a package wrapper, which surrounds the stack and holds the stack together. The stack includes a start sheet product at a start end of the stack, and an end sheet product at an opposite end of the stack. The package wrapper (3) includes a first end portion (12) and a second end portion (13), which end portions (11, 12) are mutually joined by where the end portions (11, 12) are overlapping and with the first end portion (12) arranged outside the second end portion (13). The second end portion (13) of the package wrapper (3) is free from direct attachment to the stack, and the first end portion (12) of the package wrapper (3) is joined with the start sheet product (4) by second attachment means (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Annie Sporre Thorburn, Robert Kling
  • Patent number: 8833550
    Abstract: A spray package including: a container defining a cavity, the cavity having first and second compartments; a spray projection having an orifice in fluid communication with the first compartment; the container having an outlet in communication with the second compartment; a therapeutic liquid disposed in the first compartment and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container; and one or more tissues disposed in the second compartment, the one or more tissues being removable from the second compartment through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8790770
    Abstract: A towel is formed by hydro-entanglement of an isotropic web formed of predominantly rayon. The towel comprises a surface texture formed during hydroentangling. The towel is compacted into a cake or disk shape for distribution. The cake or disk shape can expand when exposed to moisture such that the towel recovers to substantially the original dimensions and texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Flannery
  • Patent number: 8695793
    Abstract: Flexible, stable, and easily opened packages are disclosed. The package may be made from an outer highly flexible material defining a surface stable bag having a bottom four side walls and an opening portion. The opening portion may have a rigid reinforcing member attached to it. The rigid reinforcing member may be movable between a stable open and a stable closed configuration with one hand, allowing a user to open and close the package with one hand. Packages may be provided with moisture barrier properties to contain moisture containing personal articles, and dual bag configurations may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ravi Saggar, Norman Henry Tiilikka, Dana Paul Gruenbacher, Joshua James Norman, Philip Andrew Sawin, Timothy Jay Rudisell, Jr., Somarly Mariana Lira, Denise Ann Tingle
  • Patent number: 8573398
    Abstract: A flexible sheet container is provided that permits a user to quickly and easily feed a leading sheet. The container has a base portion that defines a storage area and a top covering the base portion. The top includes an opening into the storage area through which individual flexible sheets are dispensed. A pair of opposing flaps is pivotally attached to the top at their first ends and each extends toward the dispensing opening with its second end. The complementary second ends of the flaps together further define the dispensing opening while in a dispensing position. The flaps pivot inward toward the storage area to provide access through the opening into the storage area. As such, to feed a leading flexible sheet, a user may rotate the flaps inward, grab a leading flexible sheet, and pull it through the opening. During dispensing, the flaps rotate outward and retain subsequent sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Christopher Reinke, Charles W. Sears, Michael A. Susi, David H. Pitcher
  • Patent number: 8567638
    Abstract: An openable and closable container includes a container body having a take-out opening, and an opening-closing lid provided on the container body swingably about a swing axis on a base end side of the lid, the lid opening and closing the take-out opening. Plate rubber (an elastic member) is provided between the contain body and the opening-closing lid. A packing member (an elastic sealing body) is attached to the rear surface of the opening-closing lid such that the packing member seals the take-out opening of the upper plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bandoh, Takahiro Ueda, Ikue Hiramatsu, Masaho Hayashi, Hiroshi Uematsu, Toshihiko Uenishi, Norio Ochi
  • Patent number: 8496108
    Abstract: A body washing system provides an integrated single-use package co-locating a moist towelette and a dry towelette, the latter sized and design to permit drying of an individual after applying the moist towelette to his or her body in a washing process. The compact size and availability of the dry towelette substantially increases at the availability of bathing systems to individuals to whom conventional bathing or showering is inaccessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Paper Shower LLC
    Inventor: James Bahcall
  • Patent number: 8424683
    Abstract: A portable rolled product containing a small roll of sheets, such as tissues or wet wipes, is particularly useful for uses outside the home. The roll of sheets is contained within a flexible package, such as a plastic film wrapper, having a roll housing portion and an extended dispensing portion or channel through which the user withdraws the product. After the desired amount of the sheets is withdrawn, the extended dispensing channel can be folded back around the roll housing portion of the package for storage until further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Edward Fryer, Martin Christopher Bunce, William John Maskell, Thomas Robert Walton
  • Patent number: 8393496
    Abstract: A representative stack of sheets including sheet bodies each of which is formed by folding a sheet and has a plurality of pieces between both ends of the sheet body. The sheet bodies are stacked one on another in such a manner that one of the plurality of pieces of each of the sheet bodies on one side in a stacking direction and another piece on the other side are inserted between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on one side in the stacking direction with respect to the sheet body and between pieces of an adjacent sheet body on the other side in the stacking direction, respectively, wherein an auxiliary piece is formed by folding an end of the piece of the sheet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Bandoh, Koji Sangawa
  • Patent number: 8342360
    Abstract: A product including a stack of a: plurality of interfolded sheets assembled from a folded sheet material. The stack having a first side, a second side, a plurality of first side folded sheets and a plurality of second side folded sheets. A majority of the first side folded sheets folded into a first fold configuration and a majority of the second side folded sheets folded into a second fold configuration. Within the stack, the first fold configuration is different than the second fold configuration. In one embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were Z-folded. In another embodiment, the first side folded sheets were V-folded and the second side folded sheets were C-folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Leslie Thomas Long
  • Patent number: 8281926
    Abstract: A package for household articles provided with a holistic coding system. The coding system allows consumers to select the articles required for their needs without confusion. The coding system includes first coding elements on the dispensing means of package and second coding elements on the articles contained in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Stephanus Lambertus Messerschmidt, Susanne Will
  • Patent number: 8205748
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly package containing refill folded sheets is provided. The package contains a plurality of refill cartridges stacked together. Each refill cartridge contains a stack of interfolded sheets. In one embodiment, for instance, the sheets may comprise facial tissues. Each refill cartridge is configured to refill a sheet dispenser such as a paperboard dispenser. In this manner, a consumer can continually refill a single dispenser instead of having to repurchase a dispenser each time the folded sheet product is purchased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Thomas Long, Jason John Schumaker
  • Patent number: 8181783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wet sheet flexible package 1, including a plurality of wet sheets 2 impregnated with a liquid; a film bag 3 that is a flexible film bag packaging the plurality of wet sheets 2 and including a dispensing opening 31; and a label 5 attached to a surface of the film bag 3, covering the dispensing opening 31, and being able to be peeled off. In the wet sheet flexible package 1, when the label 5 is peeled off from the film bag 3, the dispensing opening 31 is unsealed and an adhesive layer 53 is exposed around the dispensing opening 51 on the surface of the film bag 3. A substrate 54 is provided between the adhesive layer 53 and the surface of the film bag 3, and the substrate 54 is composed of a film having a higher compression strength than a film composing the film bag 53.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kakura, Akihisa Watanabe, Eiji Yamamoto, Takeshi Bandoh
  • Patent number: 8162142
    Abstract: A package for a paper slip stack, which can steadily and stably store the paper slip stack bundled by a packaging sheet and can be easily released from the packaging sheet after being contained in a paper holder. The paper slip stack is formed by alternately interlocking half parts (5a and 5b) of twofold paper slips (5) with one another oppositely in their folded directions so as to stack the paper slips in piles in their mutually interconnected state. The slips are bundled by a packaging sheet (3) which is provided with a tab (4) that protrudes outward from one side of the paper slip stack. A frangible part is formed anywhere in a longitudinal direction of the packaging sheet so as to be broken or cut by a tensioning force produced by pulling the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Paper Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8096414
    Abstract: A medical implement dispensing and disposal system. The medical implement dispensing and disposal system comprises a container having an open end with a dispensing chamber and a disposal chamber defined within the container. A cover is configured to substantially close the open end of the container. The cover defines a disposal opening in communication with the disposal chamber. A dispensing opening is defined in either the container or cover and in communication with the dispensing chamber. A biasing assembly is positioned in the dispensing chamber and configured to provide a biasing force toward the dispensing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Mark Brian Finnestad, Michael Sansoucy
  • Publication number: 20110308992
    Abstract: A body washing system provides an integrated single-use package co-locating a moist towelette and a dry towelette, the latter sized and design to permit drying of an individual after applying the moist towelette to his or her body in a washing process. The compact size and availability of the dry towelette substantially increases at the availability of bathing systems to individuals to whom conventional bathing or showering is inaccessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: James Bahcall
  • Patent number: 8051982
    Abstract: A container particularly well suited to hold premoistened wipes is described. The container can be formed primarily from flat polymeric sheets. In one embodiment, for instance, the container can be formed and loaded with a stack of wipes all in a single process. Further, the flat polymeric sheets used to form the container can be printed with various graphics during formation of the container so as to apply any suitable graphics to the container. Through the process of the present disclosure, containers can be formed having a sleek and compact design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Duane Lyle McDonald
  • Patent number: 8038000
    Abstract: A hydrogen peroxide point of use wetted wiper system includes a packaging with a first, a second, and a third compartment, wherein the separate compartments are mergable. Wipers are disposed in the third compartment. Disposed in the second compartment is dry urea hydrogen peroxide, isolated from the wipers. Disposed in the first compartment is a solvent, wherein the solvent is isolated from the wipers and the urea hydrogen peroxide. The first and second compartments can merge to form a unified compartment such that the solvent is combined with the urea hydrogen peroxide at a point of use to form liquid 6% hydrogen peroxide solution. The unified compartment then merges with the third compartment such that the liquid hydrogen peroxide wets the wipers. The liquid hydrogen peroxide concentration and amount is proportional to the wiper absorptive capacity, number, size, and degree of desired saturation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Karen F. Bonnell, Ram Sivakumar, Howard D. Siegerman, Bradley T. Lyon
  • Patent number: 7992744
    Abstract: A dispenser, and associated method for producing such dispenser, for interfolded disposable sheets includes a dispensing container defining an interior volume sufficient for receipt of a clip of interfolded disposable sheets, the container including a first wall with a dispensing opening defined by a removable panel. At least a portion of an adhesive material is disposed at a location on the removable panel such that the adhesive is not exposed to the interior volume of the container in an adhesive state. A clip of interfolded disposable sheets is inserted into the interior volume of the container. After insertion of the clip, the adhesive material is exposed in an adhesive state to the interior volume of the container and contact is made between the adhesive and the uppermost sheet of the clip of interfolded sheets such that the removable panel is attached to the uppermost sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof A. Szymonski, Herb Velazquez
  • Patent number: 7861856
    Abstract: A portable or disposable package of tissues includes a reflective surface. The surface may be directly associated with the package. In another embodiment, the reflective surface is associated with another body which is connected to the package. That body may be removable from the package, so that it may be used with successive packages after the tissues in prior packages have been exhausted and the package disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Think Tek, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick Rowe
  • Patent number: 7857135
    Abstract: A combination product/napkin package is provided. The combination package includes a product wrapper and a napkin. The product wrapper comprises a sheet of flexible film that is foldable around the product and has edges sealable around a periphery to enclose and seal the product therein. The napkin is affixed to the wrapper at a position outside the sealed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: McKee Foods Kingman, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Martin, R. Gordon Bentley, Scott D. Cline
  • Patent number: 7832555
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a first compartment for storing and heating baby wipes, a second compartment for storing plastic bags for use as dirty diaper bags, a first fluid receptacle for holding and dispensing hand-lotion, a second fluid receptacle for holding and dispensing anti-bacterial lotion, and a tube receiving and squeezing mechanism that can hold one of a variety of tubes and that can squeeze cream such as diaper rash ointment from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A Flannery
  • Patent number: 7815050
    Abstract: A combination product/napkin package is provided. A package includes a product wrapper and a finger wiping patch. The product wrapper comprises a sheet of flexible film that is foldable around the product and has edges sealable around a periphery to enclose and seal the product therein. The finger wiping patch is a textured surface of foaming ink absorbent resin, tacky resin, or a textured material applied to the wrapper at a position outside the sealed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: McKee Foods Kingman, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard K. Martin, R. Gordon Bentley
  • Patent number: 7780006
    Abstract: A flexible package has a top surface, a bottom surface and at least one side wall together defining an interior volume of the package. An opening device is attached to the top surface and is at least in part detachable from the top surface to provide access to the interior volume. An article is secured to the opening device for conjoint movement with the opening device upon detachment of the opening device from the top surface of the package. In another embodiment, a portion of the side wall extends outward beyond the top surface to a free edge. A closure system is operable on the extended portion of the side wall to permit selective closing and opening of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Clark, Jr., Deborah S. Hannah, James R. Marnocha
  • Patent number: 7699166
    Abstract: A package for carrying and dispensing wipes is described. The package has a wallet-like configuration and includes a first compartment separated from a second compartment along a foldable seam. The package can be configured to carry any suitable wipes including facial tissue, bath tissue, and any suitable pre-moistened wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Thaddeus Gauger, Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Paul R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7686161
    Abstract: A personal hygiene article comprises an individually packaged sanitizing wipe, a second package, a graspable member and means for attaching the second package to a different article. The individually packaged sanitizing wipe includes a first package having a sanitizing wipe contained therein. The second package has the individually packaged sanitizing wipe contained therein. The graspable member is attached to a surface of the package in a manner enabling grasping and pulling of the graspable member to at least one of open the package and detach the package from the different article. The means for attaching the second package to a different article is attached to the second package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventor: David Odell Simmons
  • Patent number: 7571812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a travel pack containing a deodorant and a moistened cleansing cloth wrapped separately in a small waterproof foil package. The travel pack comprises a first side containing a deodorant contained in a suitable applicator and a second side containing a moistened cleansing cloth, and a separator preventing the contents of the first side from coming in contact with the contents of the second side. The travel pack is small enough to be conveniently carried in a pocket and can be used anytime a person needs to freshen up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Inventor: Ilon Francis
  • Patent number: 7559434
    Abstract: A co-packaged product and containers for co-packaging two different substrates is disclosed. The co-packaged product comprises a first substrate wound into a roll having an interior space, and a second substrate is located within at least a portion of the interior space. In one embodiment, a paper towel roll has a wet wipe container located within the core of the paper towel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Fraser Masting
  • Patent number: 7523821
    Abstract: Packaging for packaging a substance in a leakproof protective cover includes a protective cover having two parts of separable leakproof material containing an applicator fixed to the inside face of one of the two parts. A portion of fiber, sponge, or analogous structure in which the substance is distributed is contained within the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Taiki Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Assie, Bernard Pauchet
  • Patent number: 7523825
    Abstract: The present invention provides a discrete package for absorbent personal care articles. Provided by the present invention is a personal care product having a container component and an absorbent personal care product component. The container component has a top panel, a bottom panel, at least one side. Generally there are four side walls, a front side wall, a back side wall, a first side wall and a second side wall. These walls are connected in a manner such that the top panel is connected to the bottom panel by the front side wall, the back side wall, the first side wall and the second side wall; and the front side wall is connected to the back side wall by the first side wall and the second side wall. Each wall of the container has an inside surface and an exterior surface. The inside surface of each of the bottom panel, the front side wall, the back side wall, the first side wall and the second side wall define a chamber for holding at least one absorbent personal care article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Herb Flores Velazquez, Juliette Alison Hill, Michael J. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 7487873
    Abstract: A packing for a stack of tissue paper or nonwoven, where the top and/or bottom layer is provided on its outside with at least one glue layer, which packing comprises a packing wrapper. The packing wrapper has, at least within the area of each glue layer, a small capacity to adhere to the glue layer(s) of the stack on at least the side which faces the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Bjorn Larsson, Inger Andersson
  • Patent number: 7475781
    Abstract: A package is presented from which contents can be easily taken out. This package includes a film with a soft packaging material. On the surface of the soft packaging material is a cut line, such that, inside the cut line, an openable region is formed for taking contents out from the package. Further, inside the openable region, dashed lines are provided. When a lid member adhering to cover the openable region is peeled, the openable region easily adheres to the lid member side owing to the dashed lines to reliably form the opened portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kobayashi, Ikuya Saito, Sachi Sugiura
  • Patent number: 7426994
    Abstract: A personal hygiene article comprises an individually packaged sanitizing wipe, a second package, a graspable member and means for attaching the second package to a different article. The individually packaged sanitizing wipe includes a first package having a sanitizing wipe contained therein. The second package has the individually packaged sanitizing wipe contained therein. The graspable member is attached to a surface of the package in a manner enabling grasping and pulling of the graspable member to at least one of open the package and detach the package from the different article. The means for attaching the second package to a different article is attached to the second package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Inventor: David Odell Simmons
  • Patent number: 7416083
    Abstract: A container for housing a package includes a case made of a flexible sheet. The package is adhered to a frame around a dispensing opening of the container through a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The frame has a lid. When the lid is opened, wet sheets can be taken out of the package. Since the frame is adhered to the package around the dispensing opening, a simple fastener can be used for keeping the case in an unopened state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Bando
  • Patent number: 7413079
    Abstract: A packing wrap for enclosing an individual packed absorbent article, such as a sanitary towel, a panty liner or an incontinence pad, including a first material piece arranged over the first surface of the absorbent article and a second material piece arranged over the second surface of the absorbent article, an opening location having a longitudinal extent, and a region capable of tactile detection of the opening location, the region being arranged adjacent to the opening location. The region has a longitudinal extent, and is arranged essentially parallel to the longitudinal extent of the opening location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Sofia Hermansson, Anders Stenberg, Kent Hermansson
  • Patent number: 7374039
    Abstract: A towelette assembly includes a flexible towelette and a barrier material. The towelette is pre-moistened with a first fluid, and includes a cavity, an external surface, and an opposite internal surface. The cavity is defined at least partially within the towelette by the internal surface. The barrier material is positioned at least partially within the cavity. The barrier material encapsulates a second fluid within the cavity such that the barrier material is between the towelette inner surface and the second fluid. The barrier material is substantially impervious to the first and second fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Robert Theodore Farmer
  • Patent number: 7357248
    Abstract: A cleaning solution kit includes a liquid that is disposed within a first compartment and that is isolated from a cleaning solid disposed in a second compartment by a first openable barrier. When the first openable barrier is opened, the liquid and cleaning solid are exposed to one another, forming the cleaning solution. A cleaning kit includes the first and second compartments of the cleaning solution kit and also includes wipes. The wipes are disposed within a third compartment and are isolated from the cleaning solid and the liquid by a second openable barrier and the first openable barrier. When wipes are needed to clean an area, after the cleaning solution is formed by opening the first openable barrier, the second barrier is opened and the cleaning solution wets the wipes. The wipes are then ready for cleaning surfaces within an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ram Sivakumar, John Skoufis
  • Publication number: 20080053859
    Abstract: A package for carrying and dispensing wipes is described. The package has a wallet-like configuration and includes a first compartment separated from a second compartment along a foldable seam. The package can be configured to carry any suitable wipes including facial tissue, bath tissue, and any suitable pre-moistened wipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Jeremy Thaddeus Gauger, Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Paul R. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20070221529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for tool maintenance. The packet includes a towelette having a fungicide, bactericide, or disinfectant. After the towelette is used on a pruning tool, it can be returned to the packet for easy disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Marlene Gioia-Smickle, Marta Lynne Smickle
  • Patent number: 7252195
    Abstract: A container for storing cleaning pads which includes as part of the lid, a used cleaning pad storage area in which a used cleaning pad may be stored between uses. A packaging system for the container having an anti-tampering feature is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Mandle, Charles F. Flynn, IV
  • Patent number: 7240790
    Abstract: A multiple-pouch package includes a first pouch wherein is fixed a support impregnated with a substance to be applied on the skin and at least a pouch containing a protection for the skin zone treated with the applied substance. The protection can consist of an adhesive plaster, a bandage, a compress or a dressing. Rupture-proof devices are provided to prevent the two walls of a common pouch to be entirely separated when it is opened. Opening facilitators are provided to facilitate the opening of the different pouches. The multiple-pouch package can be produced by fixing the different single pouches one to the other or by folding on itself one strip to form the various pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Compagnie Europeenne de Compresse Et de Pansements-Cecep Societe Par Actions Simplifiee
    Inventors: Serge Wendel, Wilton Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 7228968
    Abstract: A stick-on, flexible peel and seal, wet wipes package includes a flexible package body having a front surface, a rear surface, and an internal space sized to contain a plurality of removable wet wipes. An elongated opening extends through the package body to the internal space for accessing and permitting dispensing of the removable wet wipes. A substantially self-closing, resealable label flap is positioned on the front surface of the package body to cover the opening formed therein. The label flap has a bottom surface provided with a sealing adhesive that creates a seal entirely around the periphery of the opening and permits repeated application and removal of the label flap relative to the package body. The label flap further has a starting tab non-adhesively positionable in contact with the front surface of the package body. An adhesive layer structure is provided on the rear surface of the package body for adhering the package body to a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Starliner, LLC
    Inventor: Mark H. Burgess
  • Patent number: 7178672
    Abstract: A package is provided with usefulness particularly for dispensing of towelettes. The package is constructed as a unitarily formed tub including a floor panel, a pair of opposite side panels, first and second end panels opposite one another and separating the side panels, the first and second end panels having different curvature one from another. An open mouth is formed opposite the floor panel. An outwardly projecting lip at least partially surrounds the open mouth. A cover is arranged over the open mouth and sealed against the lip. The package is capable of standing erect via support contact between a portion of the second end panel and a section of the lip. Graphics are printed on the cover. The asymmetric arrangement of the end panels and adjacent sections of the lip allow the package to stand erect preferentially on one of the end panels thereby orienting right-side up the graphics of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Daniel Arkins
  • Patent number: 7172092
    Abstract: A container for storing and dispensing plastic bags and process for manufacturing the same. The container includes a front panel extending from the top of the container to the bottom of the container and having a substantially smooth surface with no sharp bents. The container includes a funnel-shaped aperture for facilitating insertion of the plastic bags into the container in a compact and collapsed form. One embodiment of the container has a flat profile that allows the container to be mounted to a vertical surface in a space-saving manner and that helps minimize entanglement as more bags are inserted into the container. The container also includes an access opening for dispensing the plastic bags. Another embodiment of the container is a free-standing structure having a base that can be rested on a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Simplehuman LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Joseph Sandor, Myk Wayne Lum, Adam C. Wade