Patents

  • Philips Sues Gillette Co. Over Electric Toothbrush

    November 22, 2005
    Reports suggest Royal Philips Electron-ics, New York, has accused Boston-based Gillette Co. of violating patents for its electric toothbrush technology, specifically Gillette’s Oral-B Sonicare toothbrushes that use microprocessors to direct bri…


  • LOral Earns Patent For Self-Tanner

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,740,313 B2: L’Oréal SA developed a patent for a cosmetic and/or dermatological composition that produces a long-lasting and non-covering tan on the skin. It comprises a cosmetically acceptable medium and at least one pigm…


  • Titanium Dioxide Patent Granted to Rhodia

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,740,312 B2: French researchers for Rhodia Chimie, Cour-bevoie Cedex, France, patented a process to prepare a stable aqueous dispersion containing titanium dioxide particles with a largely anatase crystalline structure.…


  • Abrasive Toothpaste Patented by P&G

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,740,311 B2: Research-ers for P&G were awarded a patent for an abrasive dentifrice comprising an orally-acceptable carrier and a silica abrasive containing a precipitated silica with a particle size distribution ranging from 8-14 m…


  • Firmenich Granted Patent For Perfume Fixative

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,396 B2: Firmenich SA, Geneva, Switzerland, patented a method to improve the odor properties of a perfume composition or article by adding a sufficient fragrance-fixing or odor-exalting amount of (1-ethoxy-ethoxy)cyclododecane.…


  • Textile Treatment Method Is Patented

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,389 B1: Coöperatie Cosun U.A., Breda, The Netherlands, patented a method to remove contaminants from a textile that is treated with an effective amount of a fructan polycarboxylic acid.…


  • Malodor Reducer Patented By Quest International

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,395 B1: UK-based researchers for Quest International BV, Naarden, The Netherlands, patented a method to produce a perfume by selecting perfume components that both inhibit and sub-lethally inhibit fatty acid metabolism in coryneba…


  • Surfactant Alcohol Creation Method from BASF

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,553 B1: BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany, patented a process to prepare surfactant alcohols and surfactant alcohol ethers by derivatization of and subsequent alkoxylation.…


  • Patent Granted For Lutein Extraction Method

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,552 B1: A researcher in Northfield, MN, patented a method to isolate lutein from green plant materials. It involves performing a two supercritical fluid extraction of a green plant material at different pressures. The second extra…


  • Unilever HPC Patents Isotropic Liquid Cleanser

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,394 B2: Unilever HPC, Greenwich, CT, earned a patent for an isotropic liquid cleanser comprising a surfactant, a thickening agent and organogel particles.…


  • Bubbling Solution Patented by Researcher

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,393 B2: An independent researcher in Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, earned a patent for a liquid bubble solution to produce bubbles and illumination when viewed in the dark and under an external source of invisible ultraviolet or infrared…


  • Goldschmidt Patents Fabric Softener with Ester Quats

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,392 B1: Gold-schmidt Chemical Corp., Hopewell, VA, was awarded a patent for a fabric softener containing a blend of triethanol amine ester and methyl diethanol amine ester quats.…


  • Ciba Earns Patent For Textile Treatment

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,391 B2: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp., Tarrytown, NY, patented an unsymmetrical compound to treat textiles consisting of a linear or branched alkylene radical; a cyano, linear or branched C1C8 alkyl; a hydrogen, linear or branche…


  • Multiphase Detergent Developed by Henkel

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,737,390 B2: Henkel, Düsseldorf, Germany, was granted a patent for a laundry detergent or cleaning product-shaped body comprising a non-compressed part with one or more enzymes and another non-compressed part containing the same a…


  • Aqueous Dispersion Patent Earned by Clariant

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,736,865 B1: French researchers for Clariant Finance (BVI) Ltd., Tortola, Virgin Islands, patented a textile treatment containing an aqueous dispersion that consists of carboxyl-containing hydrocarbon wax or mixture; a polyacrylamide,…