Fabric treatment in venting bag

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5762648
SERIAL NO

08785441

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANYCINCINNATI, OH7742

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yeazell, Bruce Albert Cincinnati, OH 9 190

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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* 5253775 Combined hamper and laundry bag 50 1992
 
CREATIVE PRODUCTS RESOURCE, INC. (2)
* 4594362 Friable foam textile cleaning stick 49 1985
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2L PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
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MORRISON, JOYCE L. (1)
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Airwick Industries, Inc. (1)
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DEAL, JAMES F., III (1)
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The Procter & Gamble Company (7)
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* 4849257 Articles and methods for treating fabrics in dryer 27 1987
* 4966724 Viscous hard-surface cleaning compositions containing a binary glycol ether solvent system 24 1989
* 4943392 Containing butoxy-propanol with low secondary isomer content 30 1989
* 5041230 Soil release polymer compositions having improved processability 49 1990
* 5547476 Dry cleaning process 75 1995
* 5591236 Polyacrylate emulsified water/solvent fabric cleaning compositions and methods of using same 51 1995
 
RECKITT & COLMAN PRODUCTS LIMITED (1)
* 4802997 Method for the treatment of textile surfaces and compositions for use therein 31 1987
 
CREATIVE PRODUCTS RESOURCES, INC. (1)
* 5173200 Low-solvent gelled dryer-added fabric softener sheet 46 1991
 
Amway Corporation (1)
* 4659496 Dispensing pouch containing premeasured laundering compositions 36 1986
 
Buckeye International, Inc. (1)
* 5080822 Aqueous degreaser compositions containing an organic solvent and a solubilizing coupler 76 1990
 
NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP. (1)
* 5004557 Aqueous laundry detergent compositions containing acrylic acid polymers 49 1988
 
CUSTOM CLEANER, INC. (1)
* 5238587 Dry-cleaning kit for in-dryer use 75 1992
 
NOVEON, INC. (1)
* 4758641 Polycarboxylic acids with small amount of residual monomer 35 1987
 
FMC CORPORATION (1)
* 4395261 Vapor hydrogen peroxide bleach delivery 26 1982
 
S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC. (2)
* 4606842 Cleaning composition for glass and similar hard surfaces 64 1985
* 4983317 All purpose cleaner concentrate composition 46 1988
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (4)
* 4806254 Composition and method for removal of wrinkles in fabrics 47 1987
* 4886615 Hydroxy polycarboxylic acid built non-aqueous liquid cleaning composition and method for use, and package therefor 55 1988
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LEVER BROTHERS COMPANY, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (2)
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* 4706802 Device for conditioning fabrics in the tumble-dryer 4 1986
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SWEEP ACQUISITION COMPANY (3)
6759006 Fabric sanitization process 11 2000
6857296 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
 
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6180115 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 10 2007
8257648 System and method for reducing odors in a blind 2 2011
8663553 System and method for reducing odors in a blind 1 2012
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THE EVERCARE COMPANY (1)
6684440 Three dimensional fabric care bag that resists collapsing during use 6 2001
 
OZONICS, LLC (1)
* 2010/0071,633 Descenting Systems And Methods 8 2008
 
Parah, LLC (7)
7939015 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 6 2004
8187533 Descenting systems and methods 2 2008
8329096 Systems and methods for detecting descented material 2 2009
8066939 Descenting methods 3 2010
* 2010/0226,819 Descenting systems and methods 2 2010
8557177 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 2 2011
8404180 Method of descenting hunter's clothing 2 2012
 
UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC. (1)
6315800 Laundry care products and compositions 20 1999
 
CR BRANDS, INC. (2)
* 6243969 Bagless dry cleaning kits and processes for dry cleaning 21 1999
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The Procter & Gamble Company (4)
* 5968204 Article for cleaning surfaces 19 1998
* 6262009 Covered cleaning sheet 17 1999
6576323 Fabric cleaning article with texturing and/or a tackiness agent 20 2000
* 6514924 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 9 2003
 
MILLIKEN & COMPANY (2)
6381870 Bag for home dry cleaning process 14 2000
6658760 Bag for home dry cleaning process 11 2002
 
DRY, INC. (7)
6855172 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 5 2000
7300467 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 3 2005
* 2005/0192,198 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2005
7446083 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2007
7744654 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 2 2008
7959686 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 1 2010
8398721 Dry-cleaning article, composition and methods 0 2011
* Cited By Examiner