Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph F. Leightner
  • Patent number: 7410942
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel ketone and alcohol compounds and the use of these novel compounds in creating fragrances, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav P. S. Narula, Edward Mark Arruda
  • Patent number: 7329767
    Abstract: Described are mixtures of at least four of the alkadienamides defined according to the structure: wherein R represents C1-C2 n-alkyl; R1 is 2-methyl-1-propyl and R2 is hydrogen, or R1 and R2 taken together is a moiety having the formula wherein n is 4 or 5, or compositions containing substantial concentrations of such mixtures, prepared according to novel processes: (a) extraction of a ground substantially dried fruit of one of the Piper species, Piper longum Linn or Piper peepuloides; (b) natural product-forming synthesis; or (c) synthetic product-forming synthesis. Also described are uses of the thus-formed products for augmenting, enhancing or imparting an aroma, taste, chemesthetic effect and/or antibacterial effect in or to a consumable material and/or in the oral cavity and/or on the mammalian epidermis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Dewis, Thumplasseril V. John, Markus A. Eckert, Jan Herman Colstee, Neil C. Da Costa, Tao Pei
  • Patent number: 7160337
    Abstract: Described is a transparent syneresis-free candle which is substantially hydrocarbon-free, e.g., mineral oil-free and paraffin wax-free; substantially stearic acid-free and consistently-maintained functional compositional integrity on use thereof. The candle composition contains a gellant that is an ester-terminated polyamide or a tertiary amide-terminated polyamide, a non-hydrocarbon solvent which is a vegetable-derived fatty acid ester, and a system-compatible functional fragrance composition, an insect repellent composition and/or an air freshener composition. The candle can be a pillar candle which is free-standing or a container candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Virgil A. G. Williams, Craig M. Stumpf
  • Patent number: 7119057
    Abstract: A polymeric encapsulated fragrance is disclosed which is suitable for use in personal care and cleaning products. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the fragrance is encapsulated by a first polymer material to form a fragrance encapsulated polymer, the polymer encapsulated shell is then coated with a cationic polymer, preferably a cationic starch and guar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Michael Popplewell, Kaiping Daniel Lee, Johan Gerwin Lodewijk Pluyter, Joseph Brain, Yueqian Zhen
  • Patent number: 7097872
    Abstract: Described is to a process for augmenting, enhancing, modifying or imparting a berry or citrus aroma or taste in or to a foodstuff or aqueous beverage comprising the step of adding to a foodstuff or aqueous beverage an aroma or taste augmenting, enhancing, modifying or imparting quantity and concentration of at least one oxo-terpene carbinol, carbinyl C1–C6 alkanoate or C4–C6 alkenoate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Dewis, Michelle E. Huber, David O. Agyemang, Garry Conklin
  • Patent number: 7097863
    Abstract: Described is a process for effecting the relaxation of a tensive back, shoulder or neck muscle of a human mammal for a substantial period of time. The process of our invention consists essentially of the step of continuously or periodically administering to said human mammal through inhalation over a stress reactivity-reducing, tensive back, shoulder or neck muscle-relaxing period of time, a stress reactivity-reducing, tensive back, shoulder or neck muscle-relaxing quantity and concentration of one or more fragrance compositions having an aroma profile including one or more of a rose, floral, musky, ambery, sweet and/or powdery aroma notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: William Stephen Warrenburg, Carol M. Christensen, Murray Moscona, Anne-Sophie Chapuis-Fournier
  • Patent number: 7041311
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to products that promote saliva generation in the mouth through the use of various food grade acceptable acids. The products that enhance saliva production are preferably foods that are consumed in the mouth over a period of time of a minute or longer such as chewing gums, breath films, toothpaste and lozenges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Grainger, Derek Richard Farley, Ana Paula Ventura da Costa Lopes
  • Patent number: 7025997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plant extracts containing a monomenthyl succinate for use as a coolant in food and non-food products. Methods for isolating the plant extracts are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Dwyer Hiserodt, Thumplasseril V. John, Jide Adedeji, Markus A. Eckert
  • Patent number: 7026279
    Abstract: 3-(methoxymethyl)-2-pentylcyclopent derivative compounds having the structure set forth below are disclosed: where: the dotted line represents a potential double bond; R is selected from methyl and ethyl; and X is a C1–C7 hydrocarbon moiety. These compounds are useful fragrance chemicals, suitable for use in creating fragrances and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Monteleone, Matthew John Clements, Louis Croce, Jr., Robert P. Belko, Manfred Pawlak
  • Patent number: 7015189
    Abstract: The use of various novel oxime ethers are described as fragrance chemicals. These chemicals are suitable for use in creating fragrance, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav P. S. Narula, Rajamony Mahesh, Manfred Pawlak, Patrick M. Merritt, Clint Dee Winton Brooks
  • Patent number: 6995122
    Abstract: Described is a method for imparting a substantive fragrance to fabrics being washed or dried in a washing machine or clothes dryer by means of tumbling the fabrics with one or more sachets, each of which contains fragrance-containing particles. The polymer particles comprise an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a blend of polyethylene and an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, an ester-terminated polyamide, a blend of an ester-terminated polyamide and a polysaccharide and/or a C1–C4 alkyl methacrylate polymer. A method for producing fragrance-containing particles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Michael Popplewell, Gerry A. Helft-Brummer, Robert V. Russo, Franklin A. Pringgosusanto, Christopher L. Gellner
  • Patent number: 6978243
    Abstract: A method is provided in which the sensory perceptions of the subject are represented in a visual manner, the method provides for a computation of the attributes to automatically total the perceptions tested such that the results to equal 100%. In a preferred embodiment the results are provided as a pie chart or a bar chart with each of the attributes tested provided in a different color to accentuate the relative proportions of the attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Marie Pierre Godinot, Krystyna Malgorzata Rankin, Carol M. Christensen
  • Patent number: 6924263
    Abstract: The use of various oxime ethers are described as fragrance chemicals, suitable for use in creating fragrance, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products is disclosed. Novel compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav P. S. Narula, Rajamony Mahesh, Manfred Pawlak, Clint Dee Winton Brooks
  • Patent number: 6919477
    Abstract: Novel ester compounds and the use of these esters as a fragrance chemicals, suitable for use in creating fragrance, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Bledsoe, Michael Britten-Kelly, Mark A. Sprecker, Robert P. Belko, Manfred Pawlak, Michael G. Monteleone
  • Patent number: 6906013
    Abstract: The novel compound, cyclohexanbutanol, 4-(hydroxymethyl)-alpha, alpha-dimethyl- having the structure: and the use of the compound in creating fragrances, and scents in items such as perfumes, colognes and personal care products is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav P. S. Narula, Patrick M. Merritt, Richard Anthony Weiss, Charles E. J. Beck
  • Patent number: 6894020
    Abstract: Described are mixtures consisting essentially of oxomacrocyclic compounds containing greater than about 40 weight % ?3-cyclotetradecen-1-one and greater than about 40 weight % cyclotetradecanone and less than about 5 weight %, of ?2-cyclotetradecen-1-one, perfumery uses thereof and chemo-selective catalytic hydrogen process for preparing same by hydrogenating mixtures containing significant concentrations, greater than 15 weight %, of ?2-cyclotetradecen-1-one. The oxocarbocyclic compound-containing mixtures have advantageous musk aroma imparting, augmenting and enhancing perfumery properties causing the mixtures to be useful in perfume compositions, perfumed articles and perfumed polymers, including particles and fibers produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Braja Dulal Mookherjee, Anubhav P. S. Narula, Michael G. Monteleone, Robert W. Trenkle
  • Patent number: 6884906
    Abstract: Described is a genus of menthyl half acid ester derivatives having the structure: and processes for producing same, wherein n is an integer of from 1 to 5; wherein X is either —OR? or —NRR?; wherein R? is hydrogen, C1-C5 lower alkyl or C3-C6 lower alkenyl; wherein R is hydrogen, C1-C5 lower alkyl, 2-hydroxyethyl or cyclopropyl and wherein R? is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl; with the proviso that when X is —OR?, n is an integer of from 3 to 5, having utility for augmenting, enhancing or imparting a taste or cooling effect or refreshing effect in or to an ingestible or topical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Dewis, Michelle E. Huber, Michael V. Cossette
  • Patent number: 6881382
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for signaling an event using fragrance are disclosed. A fragrance emitting device is activated to a low battery voltage indicator in an electronic device, serving as a warning to replace the battery, either in place of or complimentary to conventional indicators such as warning lights or audible signals. The fragrance emitting system can be integrated into the electronic device itself or can be part of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Goldstein, Clint Dee Winton Brooks, Lewis Michael Popplewell, Donald W. Buchanan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6861031
    Abstract: Non-aqueous based fragrance compositions containing a siloxane material are disclosed. The fragrance compositions are suitable for many applications including cosmetics, laundry care and personal care items. The fragrance compositions can also be used in air fresheners, particularly those air fresheners that contain heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Boden, Irene Christine Burtyk, Vito Joseph Mancini, Iku Sasaki
  • Patent number: 6844302
    Abstract: The present invention provides solid complexes of urea and flavor and fragrance chemicals as well as methods of providing the complexes. The complexes are advantageously incorporated in powdered detergent and bleach products. The urea complexes protect the flavor or fragrance molecules from chemical reaction with other elements of the products. When added to water the urea complex is quickly removed from the flavor or fragrance molecule thereby delivering the material at the desired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Boden, David Agyemang