US Patent No: 5,762,648

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Fabric treatment in venting bag

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The present invention encompasses, in a process which comprises the steps of laundering or otherwise moistening fabrics using an aqueous medium, thereby securing damp fabrics and, thereafter, subjecting said damp fabrics to a drying process in a mechanical apparatus, the improvement which comprises: conducting said drying process by placing said damp fabrics in a vapor venting containment bag and drying said fabrics, thereafter removing said fabrics from said bag, whereby fabric shrinkage and wrinkling are minimized. The process herein is especially useful when the fabrics are cotton.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH7666

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yeazell, Bruce Albert Cincinnati, OH 9 187

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,532,722 Fabric conditioning device 58 1983
* 5,253,775 Combined hamper and laundry bag 48 1992
 
CREATIVE PRODUCTS RESOURCE, INC. (2)
* 4,594,362 Friable foam textile cleaning stick 49 1985
* 5,062,973 Stearate-based dryer-added fabric modifier sheet 45 1990
 
2L PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4,714,353 Laundering bag for paired items 14 1986
 
MORRISON, JOYCE L. (1)
* 5,213,624 Terpene-base microemulsion cleaning composition 59 1991
 
AIRWICK INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
* 4,336,024 Process for cleaning clothes at home 83 1981
 
DEAL, JAMES F. III (1)
* 5,112,358 Method of cleaning heavily soiled textiles 46 1990
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (7)
* 4,692,277 Higher molecular weight diols for improved liquid cleaners 47 1985
* 4,849,257 Articles and methods for treating fabrics in dryer 26 1987
* 4,966,724 Viscous hard-surface cleaning compositions containing a binary glycol ether solvent system 24 1989
* 4,943,392 Containing butoxy-propanol with low secondary isomer content 30 1989
* 5,041,230 Soil release polymer compositions having improved processability 46 1990
* 5,547,476 Dry cleaning process 72 1995
* 5,591,236 Polyacrylate emulsified water/solvent fabric cleaning compositions and methods of using same 51 1995
 
RECKITT & COLMAN PRODUCTS LIMITED (1)
* 4,802,997 Method for the treatment of textile surfaces and compositions for use therein 30 1987
 
CREATIVE PRODUCTS RESOURCES, INC. (1)
* 5,173,200 Low-solvent gelled dryer-added fabric softener sheet 46 1991
 
Amway Corporation (1)
* 4,659,496 Dispensing pouch containing premeasured laundering compositions 35 1986
 
BUCKEYE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 5,080,822 Aqueous degreaser compositions containing an organic solvent and a solubilizing coupler 76 1990
 
NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP. (1)
* 5,004,557 Aqueous laundry detergent compositions containing acrylic acid polymers 49 1988
 
CUSTOM CLEANER, INC. (1)
* 5,238,587 Dry-cleaning kit for in-dryer use 75 1992
 
NOVEON, INC. (1)
* 4,758,641 Polycarboxylic acids with small amount of residual monomer 35 1987
 
FMC CORPORATION (1)
* 4,395,261 Vapor hydrogen peroxide bleach delivery 26 1982
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (2)
* 4,606,842 Cleaning composition for glass and similar hard surfaces 64 1985
* 4,983,317 All purpose cleaner concentrate composition 45 1988
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (4)
* 4,806,254 Composition and method for removal of wrinkles in fabrics 47 1987
* 4,886,615 Hydroxy polycarboxylic acid built non-aqueous liquid cleaning composition and method for use, and package therefor 55 1988
* 4,909,962 Laundry pre-spotter comp. providing improved oily soil removal 91 1989
* 5,102,573 Detergent composition 84 1990
 
Lever Brothers Company (2)
* 4,797,310 Substrate carrying a porous polymeric material 119 1982
* 4,706,802 Device for conditioning fabrics in the tumble-dryer 4 1986
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SWEEP ACQUISITION COMPANY (3)
6,759,006 Fabric sanitization process 10 2000
6,857,296 Fabric bag for use in fabric care processes 5 2002
* 2004/0038,842 Fabric bag for use in fabric care processes 4 2002
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
* 2007/0166,186 Descenting apparatus and method 10 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
6,180,115 Spa gems mineral bath 3 1999
* 2003/0087,781 Bleach containing compositions for stain removal and methods of heat activation of the bleach 9 2002
* 2007/0212,253 Descenting systems and methods 9 2007
8,257,648 System and method for reducing odors in a blind 1 2011
8,663,553 System and method for reducing odors in a blind 1 2012
 
THE EVERCARE COMPANY (1)
6,684,440 Three dimensional fabric care bag that resists collapsing during use 6 2001
 
OZONICS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0071,633 Descenting Systems And Methods 7 2008
 
Parah, LLC (6)
7,939,015 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 4 2004
8,187,533 Descenting systems and methods 0 2008
8,329,096 Systems and methods for detecting descented material 0 2009
8,066,939 Descenting methods 1 2010
8,557,177 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 0 2011
8,404,180 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 0 2012
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (1)
6,315,800 Laundry care products and compositions 20 1999
 
CR BRANDS, INC. (2)
* 6,243,969 Bagless dry cleaning kits and processes for dry cleaning 21 1999
9,109,325 Bagless dry cleaning kits and processes for dry cleaning 0 2001
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
* 5,968,204 Article for cleaning surfaces 14 1998
* 6,262,009 Covered cleaning sheet 17 1999
6,576,323 Fabric cleaning article with texturing and/or a tackiness agent 20 2000
* 6,514,924 Bleach containing compositions for stain removal and methods of heat activation of the bleach 10 2001
 
Equidry Bedding Products, LLC (1)
* 2003/0192,485 Method and systems for disinfecting animal bedding and stalls 6 2003
 
Milliken & Company (2)
6,381,870 Bag for home dry cleaning process 13 2000
6,658,760 Bag for home dry cleaning process 6 2002
 
Dry, Inc. (7)
6,855,172 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 5 2000
7,300,467 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 3 2005
* 2005/0192,198 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2005
7,446,083 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2007
7,744,654 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 2 2008
7,959,686 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 1 2010
8,398,721 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner