Patents

  • Firmenich Earns Patent For Citrus Perfume/Flavor

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,163 B2: Firmenich SA, Geneva, Switzerland, patented a process to impart/enhance a citrus character to a composition. The double bond in position 4 of the compound has a cis or trans configuration.…


  • Phytosterol Purification Process Patent Earned by Kao

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,312 B1: Kao Corp., Tokyo, Japan, patented a phytosterol purifying process that involves esterifying a crude fatty acid extract derived from a vegetable fat and/or oil; contacting the extract with a solvent comprising water and an…


  • Air Products Patents Foam-Controlling Agents

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,208 B2: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allen-town, PA, patented a method to control the foaming of a waterborne composition using an alkane diol compound.…


  • Sock-Holding Device For Washers Patented

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,760,943 B2: A Baltimore-based researcher patented a sock-saving device for rotating or oscillating washing machines. It comprises a flexible member that is mounted onto the agitator, and a second external component to carry pairs of s…


  • Leukotriene Receptor Treats Hair Loss

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,193 B1: A Coving-ton, LA-based researcher patented a hair loss treatment using a leukotriene receptor antagonist.…


  • Azeotrope-like Composition Patented by Honeywell

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,764,990 B1: Researchers assigned to Honeywell International, Inc., Morristown, NJ, patented an azeotrope-like composition consisting of trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, 2-chloropropane and HFC-245fa.…


  • Mitsubisi Patents Detergent With Polyglycerol Ester

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,159 B2: Mitsubisi Chemical Corp., Tokyo, Japan, was granted a detergent patent comprising an aqueous solution with a polyglycerol fatty acid ester that remains transparent for at least one week at 5°C.…


  • Universite de Montreal Patents Biofilm-Removing Detergent

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,160 B2: Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, patented a composition to remove a biofilm from a surface without the use of peroxide, terpene or sodium hypochiorite. The agent contains cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) detergent a…


  • Disinfecting Cleaner Patent Granted to S.C. Johnson

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,162 B1: S.C. John-son & Son patented a cleaner comprising biocidal-disinfecting quaternary ammonium biocides and substituted guanidine biocides, an acrylate mono-mer cationic polymer, a nonionic or cationic surfactant and opti…


  • Medical Instrument Cleanser Patented by Novapharm

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,161 B2: Novapharm Research Pty Ltd., Australia, patented a method to clean a medical instrument contaminated with an organic load-including protein. The liquid composition consists of a protease, a monoquaternary ammonium disinfec…


  • Liquid Ester Patent Granted to J&J

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,762,158 B2: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Consumer Cos., Inc., Skillman, NJ, patented a personal care product comprising at least two water-dispersible components to produce a uniform clear mixture or uniform hazy mixture, and at le…


  • 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…


  • Hair Care Formula Patented by Eastman

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,836 B1: Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN, patented a hair care formulation comprising a spray-dried hybrid-graft copolymer, a liquid vehicle and at least one volatile organic compound.…


  • LOral Earns Patent For Regulating Cosmetic

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,837 B1: French researchers for L’Oréal SA, France, were awarded a patent for a cosmetic that consists of at least one film-forming polymer and at least one oxyalkylenated silicone additive.…


  • Sunscreen Method Patented by Shiseido

    November 22, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,749,838 B1: Shiseido Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, patented a sunscreen cosmetic containing a micro particle zinc oxide composite powder that is coated with a silicic anhydride and treated with a silicone on the surface. This compositio…