Patents

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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.…


  • Targeted Hair/Perfume Delivery Patented by IFF

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,479 B1: Inter-national Flavors & Fragrances Inc., New York, NY, patented a fragranced hair care composition comprising an unfragranced hair care base that is intimately admixed with a perfuming quantity and concentration of a…


  • Court Issues Approval Of Nanophases Settlement

    November 14, 2005
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered final ap-proval of a $2.5 million settlement of a securities class action lawsuit filed against Nanophase Technologies Corp., Romeoville, IL, and current and former officers after…


  • Oral Care Abrasive Patented by J.M. Huber

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,471 B2: Research-ers for J. M. Huber Corp., Edison, NJ, earned a patent for a composition containing particles of precipitated silica that have surfaces at which condensed alkali metal phosphate is retained.…


  • Researcher Awarded Patent For Oral Hygiene Powder

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,472 B1: A research-er in Boca Raton, FL, developed a patent for an anhydrous oral hygiene dentifrice powder composition consisting of calcium peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, methylsulfonymethane, ascorbic acid, colostrums, sodium la…


  • Tanning and Antifungal Topical System Patented

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,473 B2: A Clarks-ville, TN-based researcher patented a combination tanning and antifungal topical system to treat tinea versicolor. It comprises a body wash with a shampoo and tolnaftate cream USP 1%; a tanning lotion and anti-…


  • Unilever Awarded Patent For Antiperspirant

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,475 B2: UK-based researchers for Unilever Home & Personal Care (HPC) earned a patent for an anhydrous antiperspirant cream comprising a particulate aluminum/zirconium astringent salt, a wax comprising an aliphatic ester or mon…


  • Water-Soluble Polymers Patented by Clariant GmbH

    November 14, 2005
    Patent No. US 6,645,476 B1: Clariant GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, was awarded a patent for a water-soluble polyimier that is created by free-radical copolymerization of one or more macro-monomers and one or more olefinically unsaturated comonomers.…