Patents by Inventor Andrew Philip Parker

Andrew Philip Parker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180311124
    Abstract: A core shell microcapsule wherein the liquid core of the microcapsule comprises solvent and climbazole dissolved in the solvent in a weight ratio of at most 8:1, preferably at most 5:1, solvent:climbazole. Also a process to manufacture the core shell microcapsule comprising the steps of: a) Dissolving climbazole in solvent to form an oil phase; b) Mixing the oil phase with an oil soluble first component of a shell forming polymerization system; c) Dispersing the mixture from step b in an aqueous phase which either contains, or has added to it, a water soluble second component of a shell forming polymerization system; d) Forming microcapsules by reaction of the first and second components of the polymerization system to encapsulate the climbazole dissolved in the solvent; and e) Optionally separating the formed microcapsules from the aqueous phase. Also a hair care composition comprising surfactant and at least 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Paul FERGUSON, Amanda Marie GOULSBRA, Christopher Clarkson JONES, David Richard Arthur MEALING, George Patrick MULKERRIN, Andrew Philip PARKER
  • Patent number: 9301907
    Abstract: The invention provides an oral care composition suitable for delivering a temporary whitening effect to the surface of teeth, the composition comprising: a continuous phase comprising water or polyhydric alcohol or a mixture thereof; a tooth surface whitening agent which is dispersed in the continuous phase, and a deposition aid for the tooth surface whitening agent; characterized in that the tooth surface whitening agent is a pearlescent pigment in an amount of at least 0.1% by weight based on the total weight of the composition, the pearlescent pigment being formed by coating one or more metal oxide layers onto particles of an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joiner, Andrew Philip Parker, Carole Jane Philpotts
  • Publication number: 20150224037
    Abstract: The invention provides an oral care composition suitable for delivering a temporary whitening effect to the surface of teeth, the composition comprising: a continuous phase comprising water or polyhydric alcohol or a mixture thereof; a tooth surface whitening agent which is dispersed in the continuous phase, and a deposition aid for the tooth surface whitening agent; characterised in that the tooth surface whitening agent is a pearlescent pigment in an amount of at least 0.1% by weight based on the total weight of the composition, the pearlescent pigment being formed by coating one or more metal oxide layers onto particles of an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Joiner, Andrew Philip Parker, Carole Jane Philpotts
  • Patent number: 9050250
    Abstract: The invention provides an oral care composition suitable for delivering a temporary whitening effect to the surface of teeth, the composition comprising: a continuous phase comprising water or polyhydric alcohol or a mixture thereof; a tooth surface whitening agent which is dispersed in the continuous phase, and a deposition aid for the tooth surface whitening agent; characterized in that the tooth surface whitening agent is a pearlescent pigment in an amount of at least 0.1% by weight based on the total weight of the composition, the pearlescent pigment being formed by coating one or more metal oxide layers onto particles of an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Joiner, Andrew Philip Parker, Carole Jane Philpotts
  • Publication number: 20130302393
    Abstract: The invention provides an oral care composition suitable for delivering a temporary whitening effect to the surface of teeth, the composition comprising: a continuous phase comprising water or polyhydric alcohol or a mixture thereof; a tooth surface whitening agent which is dispersed in the continuous phase, and a deposition aid for the tooth surface whitening agent; characterised in that the tooth surface whitening agent is a pearlescent pigment in an amount of at least 0.1% by weight based on the total weight of the composition, the pearlescent pigment being formed by coating one or more metal oxide layers onto particles of an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Joiner, Andrew Philip Parker, Carole Jane Philpotts
  • Patent number: 7429558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fabric treatment composition which comprises a self-crosslinking polymer possessing pendant azetidinium groups. A first aspect of the invention comprises an azetidinium functionalized polymer containing primary or secondary amine groups. Cross-linking reactions between the azetidinium group and primary or secondary amine groups do not form quaternary groups and consequently do not result in a charged, cross-linked polymer. This lack of charge is believed to overcome the problems of stain fixing and dye adsorption. A second aspect of the present invention subsists in an azetidinium functionalized polymer of which the monomers comprise: an amino-acrylate and/or amino-alkacrylate monomer, and, optionally, further non-amino acrylate and/or alkacrylate monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Norman Batchelor, Paul Hugh Findlay, Joseph Edward Hunter, Andrew Philip Parker, Stephen Paul Rannard
  • Patent number: 7381226
    Abstract: A method of treating coloured fabrics with a luminance (L*) less than 50, preferably black garments, which comprises contacting the fabrics with a wash liquor comprising 0.001-0.1 g/L of a hydroxyl C2-C4 alkyl derivative of a beta 1-4 polysaccharide, which is preferably hydroxyethyl cellulose, and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Jane Cooke, Sarah Dixon, Timothy David Finch, Colette Elizabeth Laurie, Andrew Philip Parker
  • Patent number: 7381227
    Abstract: Relatively low levels of polysaccharides in combination with small, deformable, water-insoluble particles of a size in the range 0.05-5 microns are capable of giving benefits in a wash liquor in terms of reduced fabric abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Philip Parker
  • Patent number: 6846797
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions adapted for use in a laundering process such as detergent compositions and laundry rinse compositions, comprise at least one reactive cationic polymer (preferably amine- or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or a derivative thereof), at least one reactive anionic polymer and at least one textile compatible carrier. The compositions have improved dye transfer and stain release properties and may be used in methods of treating fabric as part of a laundering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA a division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Philip Parker
  • Publication number: 20040253376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fabric treatment composition for use in a tumble dryer where the benefit agent(s) is/are contained within a rigid outer shell. A first aspect of the present invention provides a dispenser comprising a rigid and fragile outer shell and containing a benefit agent, together with instructions to use the same in the tumble dryer. A second aspect of the present invention provides for a method of fabric treatment which comprises the steps of: a) placing the fabric, together with a dispenser in a tumble-drier, and, b) operating the tumble drier, wherein the dispenser comprises a rigid and fragile outer shell and contains a benefit agent. The benefit agent contained within the shell can be in a powder, gel or liquid form, such that when the outer shell breaks, the agents are released to deposit onto the fabric, thus imparting the required benefit. It is believed that a shell which fragments to a fine powder enables the rapid release and dispersal of the benefit agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: Andrew Philip Parker
  • Patent number: 6793684
    Abstract: A fabric care composition, which is adapted for use in a domestic laundering process, comprises an anionic polymer which is capable of self cross-linking and/or of reacting with cellulosic fibers, such as cotton, and a textile compatible exhaustion agent which is also a fabric conditioner. The polymer may be a carbamoyl sulphonate terminated poly(ether) urethane or a bunte salt terminated polymer. The polymers can increase the dimensional stability of the fabric, improve its surface color definition after washing, impart a softer handle and improve its crease recovery properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Nicholas Jarvis, Andrew Philip Parker, Philip John Sams
  • Patent number: 6277810
    Abstract: Fabric care products and sprayable compositions comprise at least one amine- or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or derivative thereof. The fabric care products are adapted for use in a tumble dryer and may comprise a substrate, such as a flexible sheet or sponge or a dispenser such as a dosing ball, for delivery of the resin. The sprayable compositions are applied to the fabric prior to tumble drying. The products and compositions may be used in a laundering process to improve the appearance and/or texture of fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Fiona Louise Baines, Jane Louise Cowen, Robert John Crawford, Andrew Philip Parker, Philip John Sams
  • Patent number: 6255271
    Abstract: A fabric care composition comprises an amine or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or derivative thereof, a silicone component and, optionally, a textile compatible carrier. The textile compatible carrier facilitates contact between the resin and a fabric. The composition is adapted for use in the rinse cycle of a laundering process and may be used, as part of such a process, in the treatment of fabric to reduce creasing of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care, USA, division of Conopco
    Inventors: Robert John Carswell, Anthony Nicholas Jarvis, Adelle Louise Killey, William Mooney, Andrew Philip Parker, Emily Jane Peckham, Zhengwu Shen
  • Publication number: 20010004634
    Abstract: Fabric care products and sprayable compositions comprise at least one amine- or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or derivative thereof. The fabric care products are adapted for use in a tumble dryer and may comprise a substrate, such as a flexible sheet or sponge or a dispenser such as a dosing ball, for delivery of the resin. The sprayable compositions are applied to the fabric prior to tumble drying. The products and compositions may be used in a laundering process to improve the appearance and/or texture of fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: FIONA LOUISE BAINES, JANE LOUISE COWEN, ROBERT JOHN CRAWFORD, ANDREW PHILIP PARKER, PHILIP JOHN SAMS