Patents

  • Grease-Degrading Microbe Patented by Novozomes

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. 6,649,401: Novozomes Bio-logicals, Inc., Salem, VA, earned a pat-ent for a microorganism strain that degrades the long-chain fatty acids responsible for grease-related problems in wastewater collection and treatment. It is also active in l…


  • Unilever HPC Patents High Emollient Soap Bar

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,680,285 B2: Research-ers for Unilever Home & Personal Care (HPC) USA, a division of Conopco, Inc., Greenwich, CT, were granted a patent for a toilet bar soap containing a liquid emollient, a surfactant, 12-hydroxy-stearic acid and…


  • Detergent with Coating Developed by P&G

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,290 B2: P&G patented a detergent composition comprising a water-soluble coating grafted onto a portion of particulate and/or non-particulate material through free radical polymerization.…


  • Noxious Insect Repellent Patented by Kanebo

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,384 B1: Kanebo, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, patented a method to repel noxious insects by exposing the insects to mixture of at least one of 2-(1-hydroxyalkyl)-cycloalkanols.…


  • Firmenich Patents Esters For Clothing Treatment

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,297 B2: Researchers for Firmenich SA, Geneva, Swit-zerland, patented a process to perfume textiles. Clothing is washed by detergent and fabric softener containing esters with a secondary carbamoyl function, which can be used as od…


  • Patent for Marked Tablets from Unilever

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,296 B2: A UK-based Unilever HPC researcher patented a non-contact process to mark indicia on the surface of a compacted particulate washing tablet. The process involves ink-jet printing.…


  • Method to Enhance Surfactants Patented

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,293 B1: Forschung-szentrum Jülich GmbH of Germany patented an emulsion that comprises water, oil and an additive with an AB block copolymer. This copolymer has a water-soluble block A and a water-insoluble block B.…


  • Rhodia Patents Alcohol/Ketone Blends

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,490 B2: Research-ers for Rhodia Polyamide Intermediates, Saint Fons, France, patented a ketone/alcohol manufacturing process involving the decomposition of an alkyl hydroperoxide with a catalyst having an active metal element immo…


  • Cleansing Mitt Patent Awarded to P&G

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,294 B2: P&G researchers earned a patent for a dry disposable personal care cleansing mitt that consists of a soft, non-scouring water insoluble substrate that releases a cleansing formulation comprised of a blend of an amphote…


  • Stain-Removing Bleach Catalysts from Unilever HPC

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,288 B2: Unilever HPC patented a stain-removing bleach catalyst with an organic substance that forms a complex with a transition metal. This complex is a catalyzing bleach derived from a precursor substrate selected from atmospheri…


  • Sabinsa Earns Patent For Tumeric Mixture

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. 6,653,327: Sabinsa Corp., Piscataway, NJ, patented a mixture of tumeric-derived tetrahydrocurcuminoids to lighten skin and protect skin against UVB rays. It also regulates random, intracelleular protein cross-linking and optimizes cell ele…


  • Detergent and Implement Patented by P&G

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,677,287 B1: P&G was granted a patent for a detergent composition with a disappearing dye for an implement with a disposable, super-absorbent pad. The composition consists of detergent surfactants, hydrophobic materials, an alkalin…


  • Detergent Bar Stamping Method from Lever Bros.

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,676,872 B2: Maryland-based researchers for Lever Bros. Co., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, patented a process to stamp a detergent bar using an elastomeric coating with a conductive filler on a bar surface, and stamping and releasing the bar f…


  • Cosmetic with Okume Resin Patented by Dior

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,676,952 B2: Parfums Christian Dior, Paris, France, earned a patent for a cosmetic containing an okume resin extract. The extract is obtained by macerating the resin in a solvent or solvent mixture and filtering it to create a cream, g…


  • UV-Absorbent Skin Preparation from Shiseido

    November 15, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,676,932 B2: Japanese researchers for Shiseido Co., Ltd., Tokyo, patented an ultraviolet light-absorbent compound containing a pyridazine derivative.…