Patents Assigned to Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever
  • Publication number: 20210371674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of treatment of a surface to improve the resistance of the surface to fouling from a photosynthetic species, the method comprising treatment of a surface prone to fouling from a photosynthetic organism with a composition comprising a lactam, wherein the composition comprises from 0.0001 to 5 wt. % of a lactam; and, wherein the surface to be treated is selected from metal, plastic or composites; and to the use of the lactam to inhibit growth of a photosynthetic organism on a surface, wherein the surface to be treated is selected from metal, plastic or composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Jens Carlo BENNINGHOFF, Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Neil James PARRY
  • Publication number: 20210371675
    Abstract: A method of treatment of a marine surface to improve the resistance of the surface to fouling from a marine organism, the method comprising treatment of a surface prone to fouling from a marine organism with a composition comprising a lactam, wherein the composition comprises from 0.0005 to 5 wt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Neil James PARRY, Gordon RAMAGE, Tracy Lynn YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20210368841
    Abstract: A food composition in the form of a dispersion, the composition comprising a water phase with water and modified waxy starch and vegetable oil dispersed in the water, wherein the modified waxy starch is present in an amount of from 4 to 9 wt %, based on the weight of the water in the food composition, wherein the composition does not comprise egg-derived emulsifier, preferably the composition does not contain a surface-active emulsifier, has a viscosity between 800 to 3000 mPa·s (measured at 20° C. with Brookfield viscosimeter DV-II and spindle RV #3 at 50 rpm), has a pH from 2.5 to 5, does not contain a gum or non-modified starch. Process to manufacture a food composition comprising the steps of preparing a) a water phase comprising water and modified waxy starch, b) swelling the starch or allowing the starch to swell, mixing the composition resulting from b) with vegetable oil. The starch is preferably physically modified starch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Tjerk BOUMAN, Hubertus Cornells van GASTEL
  • Publication number: 20210348086
    Abstract: Laundry liquid composition comprising itaconic acid or a salt thereof. The invention further relates to a method of preserving a laundry liquid composition using itaconic acid or salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: William James Greenwood, Thomas Richard Pointon, Matthew Rhys Thomas
  • Publication number: 20210346274
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition comprising a plurality of active botanical ingredients, each predominantly associated with an in-use beneficial effect on an animate or inanimate substrate, where said composition comprises: (i) a first aqueous extract of a material derived from a first plant, said first extract comprising a first amount of a first active botanical ingredient; (ii) a second aqueous extract of a material derived from a second plant whose genus is not the same as the first plant, said second extract comprising a first amount of a second active botanical ingredient; (iii) an additional amount of said first active botanical ingredient; and (iv) an additional amount of said second active botanical ingredient; where each said additional amount is included by spiking said composition or the corresponding aqueous extract selectively with said first and said second active botanical ingredients, such that ratio of said first amount of said first active botanical ingredient to its corresponding additional amou
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: XUELAN GU, Yanling LIU, Fengjuan TU
  • Publication number: 20210346254
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-perspirant (AP) composition that comprises conventional metal based AP actives, natural oil and a selective sulphur containing anti-oxidant that ensures that when such compositions are used on a body part e.g. the axilla there is minimal or no yellow coloured staining of the fabric which is worn by an individual through several use-wash-rinse-dry cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: BALU KUNJUPILLAI, Praveen NYALAM, Ashish Anant VAIDYA
  • Publication number: 20210337846
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an onion flavour composition, said method comprising: providing onion component selected from fresh onion, dehydrated onion and combinations thereof; providing onion juice concentrate having a dry matter content of 40-95 wt. %; mixing the onion component with the onion juice concentrate in a weight ratio, calculated on a dry matter basis, of 100 parts by weight of dry matter from onion component with 60 to 1000 parts by weight of dry matter from onion juice concentrate, to produce an onion mix; subjecting the onion mix to a heat treatment at a temperature of more than 100° C. for at least 5 minutes; and drying the onion mix to a water content of less than 10 wt. % simultaneous with and/or after the heat treatment. This method yields a shelf-stable onion flavour composition that has an intense flavour, and that can suitably be used to impart the flavour of sautéed onion to a wide variety of edible products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Salomon Leendert Abrahamse, Parag Acharya, Amir Maximiliaan Batenburg, Jochen Blume, Lars Grohmann, Matthias Hille, Jens Koch, Volkmar Koppe, Christopher Sabater-Luentzel, Michel Vander Stappen
  • Publication number: 20210337845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an onion flavour compositions, said method comprising: providing onion juice concentrate having a dry matter content of 40-95 wt. %; providing onion component selected from fresh onion, dehydrated onion and combinations thereof; mixing the onion juice concentrate with the onion component in a weight ratio, calculated on a dry matter basis, of 100 parts by weight of dry matter from onion juice concentrate with 4 to 80 parts by weight of dry matter from onion component, to produce an onion mix having a dry matter content of 20-80 wt. %; subjecting the onion mix to a heat treatment at a temperature of at least 90° C. for at least 15 minutes; optionally mixing the heat treated onion mix with additional onion component and/or additional onion juice concentrate to produce an onion blend; drying the heat treated onion mix or the onion blend to produce a dried onion composite having a water content of less than 10 wt. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Salomon Leendert Abrahamse, Parag Acharya, Amir Maximiliaan Batenburg, Jochen Blume, Lars Grohmann, Matthias Hille, Jens Koch, Volkmar Koppe, Christopher Sabater-Luentzel, Michel Vander Stappen
  • Publication number: 20210337811
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically preparing baked waffle cone sheets, for use in preparing a waffle cone to be filled with a frozen confectionery product, from waffle cone batter, the apparatus comprising a baking station, the baking station comprising a plurality of baking plate locations onto which the waffle cone batter is to be deposited, each baking plate location comprising an essentially planar baking surface comprising a characteristic waffle region comprising a first array of parallel linear grooves, so as to produce a characteristic waffle pattern in the baked waffle sheet from the resulting parallel linear protrusions in the baked waffle sheet; wherein each baking plate location also comprises a graphical region, the graphical region being located within the characteristic waffle region and comprising grooves corresponding to a graphical image, and also comprising at least one linear groove, each linear groove being contiguous with, dimensionally similar to and collinear with a groove in the character
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Georgios TETRADIS-MAIRIS, Francesco CUSANI, Yainy Patricia ROMERO CUEVAS
  • Publication number: 20210340465
    Abstract: The invention provides a detergent composition for the non-oxidative laundering of fabric stains, the composition comprising: (a) from 0.1 to 10% (by weight based on the total weight of the composition) of one or more deferoxamines and/or acid addition salts thereof; and (b) from 3 to 80% (by weight based on the total weight of the composition) of one or more detersive surfactants. The invention also provides a method for the non-oxidative laundering of fabric stains, comprising diluting a dose of the detergent composition defined above to obtain a wash liquor, and washing the stained fabric with the wash liquor so formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Hélder Daniel Peixoto da Silva, Katherine Mary Thompson
  • Publication number: 20210332526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modified textile comprising a) a textile substrate; and, b) a lactam coating; and to the use of a lactam to impart anti-biofilm properties to a textile; and to the use of a lactam to inhibit biofilm growth on a textile substrate; wherein the lactam is selected from: (I) 4-(4-chlorophenyl)-5-methylene-pyrrol-2-one; and (II) 5-methylene-4-(p-tolyl)pyrrol-2-one; (III) 4-(4-bromophenyl)-5-methylene-pyrrol-2-one; (IV) 4-(3-chlorophenyl)-5-methylene-pyrrol-2-one; (V) 4-(2-fluorophenyl)-5-methylene-pyrrol-2-one; and (VI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Neil James PARRY
  • Publication number: 20210332310
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mousse composition comprising: a) a base composition comprising: (i) from 0.0001 to 5 wt. % of a lactam; (ii) from 0.1 to 10 wt. % of an alcohol; and, b) a propellant; and to the use of a combination of a lactam with an alcohol, in a mousse composition to collapse the resulting mousse foam quicker; and to the use of a combination of a lactam with an alcohol, in a mousse composition to make the resulting mousse foam easier to rinse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Neil James PARRY, Keith Leslie RUTHERFORD
  • Publication number: 20210321611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wipe suitable for application to a hard surface comprising from 0.0001 to 5 wt. % of a lactam; to the use of said wipe on a surface to reduce microorganism buildup on said surface; and, to the use of a lactam in a wipe product to enhance preservation of said wipe product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Panagiotis KOTSAKIS, Neil James PARRY, Simon John MOORE
  • Publication number: 20210324306
    Abstract: A laundry serum composition comprising: 0.5 to 15 w.t. % non-ionic surfactant; 0.5 to 40 w.t. % benefit agents; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventor: Bastien Paul HAMOUNIC
  • Publication number: 20210318246
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of determining efficacy of a cosmetic composition to inhibit an atmospheric pollutant from contacting skin, comprising the steps of: (i) filling a sample holder of known dimensions with known amount of said composition to form a layer of defined thickness therein, where said sample holder is amenable to fluorescence-based assay; (ii) depositing, on said layer, a known amount of a model fine particulate matter which resembles an atmospheric pollutant at least in size and which comprises a material responsive to fluorescence microscopy which is excitable by a wavelength (?ex) and which emits radiation (?em) where (?ex)?(?em); (iii) irradiating said composition and said model fine particulate matter by said ?ex and recording intensity of fluorescence at ?em a plurality of times for a defined period during which said model fine particulate matter interacts with said layer; and, (iv) determining, corrected intensity of fluorescence at ?em by the following equation; corrected Intensity=recorde
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: YI FANG, Sheng MENG, Shangchun YI
  • Publication number: 20210316170
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a reusable face mask that may be fitted with filter material from the inside, outside or both inside and outside of the mask. Any filter material can be used and easily replaced in the face mask which is washable and environmentally sustainable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Brett Christopher DOMOY, Gregory LALIER
  • Publication number: 20210308025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extruded soap bar composition. It more particularly relates to a soap bar composition which delivers the enhanced antimicrobial benefit to skin while ensuring that the soap bar is easy to extrude. This is achieved by including free fatty acids in the soap bar composition while ensuring that part of the free fatty acid is hydroxy stearic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Ajit Manohar AGARKHED, Nitish KUMAR, Amitabha MAJUMDAR, Mruthyunjaya Swamy MATHAPATHI
  • Publication number: 20210299034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a topical composition. Particularly, the present invention relates to a topical composition that comprises degallated tea extract that comprises less than 0.2% gallic acid on dry weight basis and provides improved skin lightening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Aparna DAMLE, Anita DAMODARAN, Annu KUMARI, Deepak Ramachandra MHASAVADE, Uma SANTHANAM
  • Publication number: 20210298324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid, particulate plant-protein-based structurant composition comprising, based on total dry matter, a) 50-95 wt. % plant derived protein, b) 5-10 wt. % xanthan gum, c) 1-30 wt. % glucono delta lactone-derived acidulant. The invention further relates to a food product comprising said structurant composition. The invention further relates to a method for the preparation of said structurant composition and to a process for preparing a food product using said structurant composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Luben Nikolaev Arnaudov, Hendrikus Theodorus Wilhelmus Maria van der Hijden, Meliana Ko, Robert Vreeker
  • Publication number: 20210299013
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composition suitable for topical application that comprises a naturally derived preservative having benzoic acid or a derivative thereof. The composition is stable when preserved with the naturally derived preservative and when at a pH that is above the natural pH of skin to as high as 7.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Kimberly Day, Morgan Nicole KOZAR, Matthew Joseph RIENZO, Tirucherai Varahan VASUDEVAN