Coating Or Impregnation Provides A Fragrance Or Releases An Odor Intended To Be Perceptible To Humans Patents (Class 442/96)
  • Patent number: 8663759
    Abstract: The disclosed protective bag contains an air-permeable bag, a photoreflecting material, and a photocatalytic material, where the photoreflecting material and the photocatalytic material are provided on an outer surface of the air-permeable bag. For example, an embodiment where the air-permeable bag has concave parts formed on the outer surface thereof, an embodiment where the photoreflecting material is colored fibers, and an embodiment where photoreflecting material contains first photoreflecting particles having a volume average particle size of 100 ?m to 200 ?m, and second photoreflecting particles having a volume average particle size of 1 ?m to 5 ?m are preferable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masato Wakamura, Katsuhiro Atsuma
  • Publication number: 20130095717
    Abstract: Provided herein are solid textile treating compositions; compositions containing colorants stabilized with one or more colorant stabilizers; compositions containing colorants that do not need to be stabilized by one or more colorant stabilizers; solid wash cycle conditioning agents; liquid textile treating compositions; cleaning agent compositions containing these; methods of making these; methods of treating textiles with these; textiles treated by these; containers containing the compositions; and methods of visually designating when a composition has reached or passed its pull date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: THE SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David VanBlarcom, Makarand S. Shevade, Alla Tartakovsky, Ewa U. Sidwa
  • Publication number: 20110293679
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating polymer microspheres laden with one or more active substances onto a flexible material without melting, comprising the following steps: a) selecting a porous crosslinked polymer; b) incorporating a liquid lipophilic composition at room temperature and containing at least one active substance into the polymer by heating at a temperature higher by 1 to 5° C. than the glass transition temperature of the polymer in order to obtain laden microspheres; c) placing the laden microspheres on the flexible material; d) heating the flexible material with the laden microspheres at a temperature higher by 1 to 10° C. than the polymer melting temperature; e) cooling the flexible material impregnated with the laden microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: René Chelle, Urbain Makoumbou, Jean-Pierre Lautier
  • Patent number: 7999034
    Abstract: A textile benefit composition comprising a polyurethane and/or a polyurethane co-polymer; a cross-linking agent; a catalyst; and a carrier and processes for making and using the aforementioned compositions and textiles treated with such compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jiping Wang, Jinlian Hu
  • Publication number: 20100285713
    Abstract: An emulsion for treating natural fabrics is provided wherein the emulsion comprises a natural conditioning agent, water, perfume and is essentially free of cationic surfactant. Also included is an article for treating natural fabrics, a kit for treating natural fabrics, and a method of treating natural fabrics in a dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Alessandro Corona
  • Publication number: 20100285712
    Abstract: An emulsion for treating natural fabrics is provided which comprises lanolin, water, perfume and is essentially free of cationic surfactant. Also included is an article for treating natural fabrics wherein the article comprises a substrate and an emulsion, a kit for treating natural fabrics, and a method of treating natural fabrics in a dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Graeme Taylor, David Roy Sandbach, Alan Thomas Brooker, Gordon Ridley
  • Patent number: 7786027
    Abstract: A functionalized substrate comprising: from about 1% to about 20% of a water-dispersible and/or a water-disintegrating material comprising a cellulose by weight; from about 0.001% to about 50% of a binder material by weight; and a plurality of microcapsules encapsulating at least one functional material, wherein said plurality of microcapsules is incorporated with said functionalized substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yousef Georges Aouad, Tania Edmee Berges Cabrera, Lois Jean Boekley, Jodi Lee Brown, Vincenzo Catalfamo, Frank William Denome, Renae Dianna Fossum, Yonas Gizaw, Errol Hoffman Wahl, Brian Joseph Roselle, Michael Bruce Edwards
  • Publication number: 20100204289
    Abstract: A viscose fiber having property modifying constituents such as thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial activity, and perfumed and a method of making thereof is disclosed. Micro-reservoirs are formed in the fibers having thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial constituents, and perfumed constituents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: ADITYA BIRLA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Preeti Lodha, Bir Kapoor, Tushar Mahajan
  • Publication number: 20100190400
    Abstract: A acrylic fiber having property modifying constituents such as thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial activity, and perfumed and a method of making thereof is disclosed. Micro-reservoirs are formed in the fibers having thermoregulatory activity, antimicrobial constituents, and perfumed constituents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: ADITYA BIRLA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Preeti Lodha, Bir Kapoor, Tushar Mahajan
  • Publication number: 20100065445
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pre-packaged, pre-moistened towel, which is customized. The towel is made from a woven cloth material, which can be customized by printing logos, designs or words on the towel. The towel can be either disposable or reusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Huckleberry Toys
    Inventor: Hugo Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20090173425
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a liner providing a scent. The liner comprises a fabric defining a first surface of the liner; an adhesive defining a second surface of the liner; and a fragrance infused within the fabric; whereby the first and second surfaces comprise substantially similar surface areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Lynne A. Sammons
  • Publication number: 20090163887
    Abstract: A cellulose-based granule that functions as a carrier vehicle for an odor control agent is described. The granule has a relatively porous substrate body having a high-surface area of at least about 200 m2/gram, and a quinone compound either adhered to a surface or interfolded among the cellulose-based substrate. The odor control granule is free-flowing (i.e., do not exhibit a tendency to agglomerate to each other) and exhibit powder-like characteristics, wherein the granules have an average powder density of 30 to 600 g/l according to DIN 53,468.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Kelly D. Arehart, Franz Aschenbrenner, Annaig Gael Della Monta
  • Publication number: 20090130934
    Abstract: Agents for treating textiles or surfaces, which contain at least one fragrance and at least one esterquat with the general formula (I): [N+R1R2R3R4]X? that contains an OH group. The use of agents for treating textiles or surfaces to prolong the fragrant scent of detergents, cleaning agents, fabric softeners, or solid surfaces treated with these agents, and method for producing them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Christian Mueller, Konstanze Mayer, Rainer Jeschke
  • Publication number: 20090081912
    Abstract: A fragrance emitting patch including a primary porous layer having a top and a bottom surface, a secondary layer having a top and a bottom surface, a construction adhesive arranged between the primary layer and the secondary layer for securing the primary and secondary layers to one another, the primary layer being provided with a fragrance, and an absolute difference of a Hildebrand solubility parameter of the construction adhesive and the Hildebrand solubility parameter of the fragrance is greater than 1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Ricky Ray Burrow, Elaine M. Gannon, Joseph M. Luizzi, Pramod Mavinkurve, H. Michael Moscherosch
  • Publication number: 20080242174
    Abstract: A synthetic polymer composition comprising a blend of a synthetic thermoplastic polymer and a polymer containing a polyether chain as a constituent, wherein the article manufactured from the blend contains an active compound is disclosed. Yarns may be formed from the synthetic polymer blend and then knitted or woven into articles, such as net or fabric. The articles may be treated with active compounds such as a perfume, fabric softener, sunscreen agent, antibacterial agent, pesticide, insecticide and such other compounds that provide functionality on the article. The treated articles of the invention retain more than an effective amount of active compounds even after numerous washings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A R.L.
    Inventor: YANHUI SUN
  • Patent number: 7419263
    Abstract: A device for assisting the development of an infant's visual acuity and for transferring the mother's scent to an infantile environment. Supple fabric contacts an area of the mother's body for absorbing a portion of the mother's scent and is thereafter transferred and located in proximity with the infantile environment for venting the transferred scent about the infantile environment. Due to the device's contrasting colors, the training of the infant's visual acuity can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Mobile Mom, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Pearce, Andrea W. Mesplay
  • Patent number: 7381345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber product treating agent and a method of increasing the longevity of perfume in a fiber product treating agent. The present invention specifically relates to a fiber product treating agent containing (a) a compounds represented by the following formulae (1-1) and (1-2) and (b) a perfume, wherein the content of compounds as component (a) in which the carbon number of R11 is 21 or more is 50% by weight or more, or a fiber product treating agent comprising the above components (a) and (b), wherein the content of perfumery components having a boiling point of 250° C. or more and a logPow of 3 or more is 20% by weight or more in the component (b), and a method of using the above component (a) to increase the longevity of the perfume in the fiber product treating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Abe, Shoji Saito
  • Patent number: 7354667
    Abstract: Articles and method for utilization of aromatherapeutic agents in both entertainment and therapeutic situations or a combination thereof, the invention contemplates the disposition of aromatherapeutic agents on or in substrates of varying description such that pressure applied to such substrates causes release of the aromatherapeutic agents to thereby cause aromas from said aromatherapeutic agents to be sensed at least by a user of the articles. Aromatherapeutic agents can be encapsulated and caused to adhere to a substrate having low-tack adhesive on at least portions thereof such that the substrate can be removable and replaceably attached to an object intended to be struck or peeled by a user to release the encapsulated aromatherapeutic agent. Aromatherapteutic agents carried by an appropriate carrier can be placed in or on a projectile to be thrown against an object causing release for an intended affect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Christine L. Knapp
  • Patent number: 7011093
    Abstract: Nasal dilators and strips, methods of their manufacture, and methods for improving the breathing of individuals are provided. The strips and dilators include an elongated substrate, with or without a dilating component or portion, having top and bottom surfaces and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed on the bottom surface. The dilator is designed to provide a gentle expanding force to the nasal wall tissue when the dilator is adhesively attached to the nose. This invention further includes a cosmetic fragrance, an aromatic medication and/or transdermal medication disposed on the strips or dilators. In order to improve the shelf-life and in-use olfactory effectiveness of such products, fragrance delivery mechanisms are used. Separation of volatile oils and adhesives are also provided to minimize adhesive residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: CNS, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton W. Anderson, Nobuya Hashizume, Peter J. Cronk, Kristen Cronk
  • Patent number: 6936330
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a contractable material (e.g., a scrim material), which when heated and then cooled contracts so as to provide a macroscopic, three-dimensional structure. Macroscopic three-dimensionality is described in terms of “average peak-to-peak distance” and “surface topography index”, as well in terms of “average height differential”. Also disclosed are cleaning implements comprising a handle and the described cleaning sheets. Processes for the sheets, benefits of the processes, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 6833487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles, preferably disposable absorbent articles like sanitary napkins and pantiliners, which comprise a cationic polysaccharide, preferably chitosan material, and silica. Such disposable absorbent articles deliver improved odor control performance (synergistic odor reduction) and improved fluid handling properties/absorption performance. In one embodiment of the present invention, articles are provided which comprise crosslinked silica-cationic polysaccharides. These articles deliver not only improved odor control and fluid handling properties when in use but are able to maintain these properties even upon prolonged wearing time, typically upon ageing of the bodily fluid in the articles and/or upon subsequent fluid discharge in the articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Antonella Pesce, Adelia Alessandra Tordone, Giovanni Carlucci, Achille Di Cintio
  • Patent number: 6818572
    Abstract: A floor cleaning wipe comprising a water insoluble substrate which is impregnated with a floor cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Colgate-Palomolive Co
    Inventors: John Puckhaber, Harry Aszman
  • Patent number: 6797357
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a contractable material (e.g., a scrim material), which when heated and then cooled contracts so as to provide a macroscopic, three-dimensional structure. Macroscopic three-dimensionality is described in terms of “average peak-to-peak distance” and “surface topography index”, as well in terms of “average height differential”. Also disclosed are cleaning implements comprising a handle and the described cleaning sheets. Processes for the sheets, benefits of the processes, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 6790794
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets comprising an additive and perfume. The additive is preferably selected from the group consisting of wax, oil, and mixtures thereof. The cleaning sheets preferably have at least two regions, where the regions are distinguished by basis weight. In particular, the preferred cleaning sheets comprise one or more high basis weight regions having a basis weight of from about 30 to about 120 g/m2 and one or more low basis weight regions, wherein the low basis weight region(s) have a basis weight that is not more than about 80% of the basis weight of the high basis weight region(s). Also disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality, in addition to having multiple basis weights. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a scrim material, which when heated and then cooled, contracts so as to provide a macroscopic three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 6787210
    Abstract: An inexpensive and disposable, highly absorbent pad for placement on a floor surface, directly in front of a urinal, for absorbing fluid not deposited within the confines of the urinal which would otherwise drip on the floor. Fluid absorbed by the pad is prevented from reaching the underlying floor thereby eliminating the problems associated with fluids being deposited on the floor. The pad includes a normally concealed incorporates a normally concealed, flexible, thin plastic disposal container connected to a pad removal member. The disposal container is stored in a normally concealed location, preferably beneath the pad, and automatically deploys and envelops the pad when a force is exerted on the removal member during the pad removal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: R. Dean Stickler
  • Publication number: 20040147190
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an aqueous polymeric binder composition that is useful in improving the wet strength of pre-moistened wipes. The binder composition comprises a blend or mixture of two components. One component is a water dispersible polymer capable of binding together the fibers composing a nonwoven web. The other component is an aqueous solution or dispersion of a polymer comprised predominantly of self-crosslinking monomer(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Joel Erwin Goldstein, Ronald Joseph Pangrazi, Nicola Ranieri, Christian Leonard Daniels
  • Publication number: 20040077239
    Abstract: Odour adsorption agent, in particular for use in a hyliene article, comprising a thermoplastic granulate and a zeolite bonded to the thermoplastic granulate by means of a welded bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Rainer Mangold, Klaus Hermann
  • Publication number: 20040072488
    Abstract: Cleaning sheets having long-lasting perfume odor comprise a substrate, perfume, and additive material having a melting point of at least about −15° C., wherein the perfume and additive material are affixed to the substrate. In a preferred embodiment, the perfume and additive material are first blended together and then affixed to the substrate, such that the blend of perfume and additive material has a melting point of at least about 20° C. Methods of imparting perfume odor to a surface, and optionally removing dust or the like from the surface, comprise the step contacting, preferably wiping, the surface with a cleaning sheet of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Lee Childs, Douglas Michael McGahan, George Kavin Morgan, Nirav Satish Shah, Mark Gary Cipollone, Jodi Lynn Russell, Arthur Wong
  • Patent number: 6713410
    Abstract: A method of treating textile which is yarn or fabric containing spandex fibres, comprising contracting the textile with a perfume so that the perfume is deposited on the fabric. The perfume contains a mixture of fragrance materials which preferentially deposit on the spandex fibres. The yarn of fabric may be made up into garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
    Inventors: Keith Douglas Perring, Christopher Francis Clements, Angus Peter MacMaster, Raymond Palmen, Olivier William John
  • Patent number: 6680264
    Abstract: A glass cleaning wipe comprising a nonwoven fabric containing wood pulp fibers, the nonwoven fabric is impregnated with a glass cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co.
    Inventor: Jean Julemont
  • Patent number: 6663949
    Abstract: A deodorizing absorbent sheet having a water-insoluble deodorizer and an absorbent polymer which are embedded in a fiber web, wherein the absorbent polymer is fixed to the fibers making up the fiber web. The deodorizer is fixed inside the fiber web via the absorbent polymer. The deodorizer and absorbent polymer are substantially absent on the surface of the absorbent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masahito Tanaka, Mayumi Kimura, Futoshi Teranishi, Mitsugu Hamajima, Minoru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6626536
    Abstract: A device for assisting the development of an infant's visual acuity and for transferring the mother's scent to an infantile environment. Supple fabric contacts an area of the mother's body for absorbing a portion of the mother's scent and is thereafter transferred and attached to the infantile environment for venting the transferred scent about the infantile environment. The supple fabric is also includes a contrasted black and white pattern for assisting the development of the infant's visual acuity. A second side of the device can be supplied with a neutral color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Andrea W. Mesplay
  • Patent number: 6607994
    Abstract: This invention is directed to preparations useful for the permanent or substantially permanent treatment of textiles and other webs. More particularly, the preparations of the invention comprise an agent or other payload surrounded by or contained within a polymeric encapsulator that is reactive to webs, to give textile-reactive nanoparticles. By “textile-reactive” is meant that the payload nanoparticle will form a chemical covalent bond with the fiber, yarn, fabric, textile, finished goods (including apparel), or other web or substrate to be treated. The polymeric encapsulator of the payload nanoparticle has a surface that includes functional groups for binding or attachment to the fibers of the textiles or other webs to be treated, to provide permanent attachment of the payload to the textiles. Alternatively, the surface of the nanoparticle includes functional groups that can bind to a linker molecule that will in turn bind or attach the nanoparticle to the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Nano-Tex, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Soane, David A. Offord, Matthew R Linford, Dan B. Millward, William Ware, Jr., Lael Erskine, Eric Green, Ryan Lau
  • Publication number: 20030119395
    Abstract: This invention relates to a disposable wash cloth. The disposable wash cloth includes an aqueous solution incorporated onto a basehseet. The aqueous solution includes a fragrance, at least one mild surfactant, at least one moisturizer, and at least one preservative. The disposable wash cloth is capable of being heated to a select temperature at least twice while maintaining chemical stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: JoAnn Adele Brooks
  • Patent number: 6557394
    Abstract: The test includes a test panel placed between and rotatably secured to a cover and a rear panel. The cover has two windows located adjacent each other. Located adjacent the periphery of the test panel are twelve labels. Below each label is a set of choices. When the cover is placed over the test panel and secured thereto the first set of choices and label should be aligned with their respective windows. To use the test, the person scratches the label located above the first set of choices and then immediately sniffs the label. The person then chooses the item which most closely corresponds with what he/she smells and marks it by darkening the circle located adjacent his/her choice. Once all of the labels have been smelled and the choices marked, the test panel is rotated once more. The correctly marked choices will appear in openings formed on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Inventor: Richard L. Doty
  • Patent number: 6555490
    Abstract: The invention features a lining material for footwear. The material includes a non-woven felt including up to 80% by weight of grooved or multi-lobed cross section transport fibers and the remainder of thermally bondable fibers arranged to secure the transport fibers against abrasion and excessive mechanical stretch presented during incorporation of the lining material into a product during that product's manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Texon UK Limited
    Inventors: Kirsty Marlene Wildbore, Susan Gwynneth Johnson, Roger Alan Chapman
  • Publication number: 20030060105
    Abstract: A cleaning wipe comprising a nonwoven fabric wherein the nonwoven fabric is impregnated with a cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John Puckhaber, Harry Aszman
  • Publication number: 20030045191
    Abstract: A packaged pre-moistened wet wipe comprising a web of nonwoven fibers bonded with a water soluble and/or dispersible polymeric binder in contact with an aqueous composition which is substantially free of boric acid and contains a sufficient amount of a water-binding compound, which preferably is a salt of an organic or inorganic acid, to prevent the dissolution/redispersion of the water soluble/dispersible components of the binder composition while imbuing the nonwoven with a wet tensile strength that is at least as great as that afforded by a 4 wt % boric acid solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: Joel Erwin Goldstein, Jeffrey Allen Welty
  • Publication number: 20030022574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles, preferably disposable absorbent articles like sanitary napkins and pantiliners, which comprise a cationic polysaccharide, preferably chitosan material, and silica. Such disposable absorbent articles deliver improved odor control performance (synergistic odor reduction) and improved fluid handling properties/absorption performance. In one embodiment of the present invention, articles are provided which comprise crosslinked silica-cationic polysaccharides. These articles deliver not only improved odor control and fluid handling properties when in use but are able to maintain these properties even upon prolonged wearing time, typically upon ageing of the bodily fluid in the articles and/or upon subsequent fluid discharge in the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Antonella Pesce, Adelia Alessandra Tordone, Giovanni Carlucci, Achille Di Cintio
  • Publication number: 20030022573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles suitable for controlling odors, especially odors associated with bodily fluids, which comprise a cationic polysaccharide, preferably chitosan material, together with an odor controlling agent, preferably an odor absorbent agent and/or a chelating agent. This combination provides synergistic reduced odor control towards malodors associated with bodily fluids like menses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Achille Di Cintio, Antonella Pesce, Giovanni Carlucci, Alessandro Gagliardini
  • Publication number: 20030017774
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folded fibrous material, e.g. a paper or fabric serviette, which, in the folded state, comprises microcapsules enclosed between two plies (12, 14, 16, 18) of the material, which microcapsules enclose a fragrance or an odor-neutralizing substance (26). The wall material of the microcapsules is connected non-interlockingly with the adjacent material plies (12, 14, 16, 18) optionally by a binder. Upon unfolding of the fibrous material, the microcapsules are destroyed, and a smell or an odor-neutralizing substance is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventor: Gerold Tebbe
  • Publication number: 20030013365
    Abstract: A glass cleaning wipe comprising a nonwoven fabric containing wood pulp fibers, the nonwoven fabric is impregnated with a glass cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Jean Julemont
  • Publication number: 20020164910
    Abstract: A wipe comprises a piece of sheet material impregnated with a solution rendering the wipe effective in cleaning the fingers or face of an infant or young child, the solution having an attractive flavor, preferably a flavor characteristic of a natural fruit or combination of natural fruits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Simon John Murray
  • Publication number: 20020151236
    Abstract: Fragrance emitting articles are provided along with methods of making and using the same. The fragrance emitting articles provided contain microcapsules of a fragrance, which microcapsules are associated with the fragrance emitting article without the addition of a binder. The invention also relates to methods of making the subject fragrance emitting articles and methods of using those articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Yelena Zolotarsky, David O'Halloran, Florence Bernard, Pradeep Thaker
  • Publication number: 20020146950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials which absorb human body odor, or odors associated with humans, prevent production of human body odors, or odors associated with humans, and prevent the detection of human body odors, and odors associated with humans, by animals, The materials comprise polyester fibers and antimicrobial acetate fibers. The materials can be made into, for example, twill, fleece, jerseys and hunting garments, apparel, protective garments and hunting accessories made therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventor: Jim Reich
  • Publication number: 20020142690
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a substrate comprising an absorbent material and a composition contained within the substrate, the composition comprising at least an antibacterial agent and a spermicidal agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventor: Michael David Wilson
  • Patent number: 6375983
    Abstract: This invention provides an encapsulated fragrance in which the fragrance is controlled can be released by exposing the encapsulated fragrance to a solution of a predetermined pH. The invention also contemplates a process for preparing encapsulated fragrances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Emisphere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin L. Kantor, Evgueni Barantsevitch, Sam J. Milstein
  • Patent number: 6348423
    Abstract: A novel wound dressing includes a fibrous absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, an odor layer for absorbing odor and a barrier layer interposed the fibrous absorbent and barrier layers. Preferably the barrier layer is vacuum perforated and the fibrous absorbent layer is of highly absorbent fibres capable of absorbing 25 grams of exudate per gram of dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Bryan Griffiths, Elizabeth Jacques, Stephen Bishop
  • Publication number: 20020013108
    Abstract: A scented perfumed blotter, including a paperboard or polymer card, having a coating applied to its surface, at least with respect to the paper formed card, so that print or graphics can be applied thereto, or foil laminated thereon, to provide an enhanced display for promoting the marketing of the fragrance. To the underside of the paperboard or plastic card, there may be laminated thereto, a highly porous sheet of paper, adhered thereto by means of an adhesive, or pressure sensitive adhesive, that may be laminated by means of roller or other application, so that when the card is held by the sales person, or the prospective customer, as in-store, a fragrance may be sprayed thereto, upon the porous under surface, and provide a ready scent for detection by the customer to determine her acceptance of the applied fragrance. Or, the card, as sprayed, can be simply rubbed upon the surface of the skin, to provide a minor application of the fragrance, for ready detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventor: Sven Dobler
  • Publication number: 20010055926
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning sheets comprising an additive and perfume. The additive is preferably selected from the group consisting of wax, oil, and mixtures thereof. The cleaning sheets preferably have at least two regions, where the regions are distinguished by basis weight. In particular, the preferred cleaning sheets comprise one or more high basis weight regions having a basis weight of from about 30 to about 120 g/m2 and one or more low basis weight regions, wherein the low basis weight region(s) have a basis weight that is not more than about 80% of the basis weight of the high basis weight region(s). Also disclosed are cleaning sheets having substantial macroscopic three-dimensionality, in addition to having multiple basis weights. Optionally, the macroscopically three-dimensional cleaning sheets can comprise a scrim material, which when heated and then cooled, contracts so as to provide a macroscopic three-dimensional structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: December 27, 2001
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Nicola John Policicchio