Patents by Inventor Craig Warren Jones

Craig Warren Jones 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: 20220195335
    Abstract: The invention provides a surfactant system, for use in household detergent compositions, which is a mixture of: (i) at least one sulfonate-functionalized alkyl polyglycoside of general formula (I): R—O-(G)n-(D) ??(I) in which: p0 R represents a straight or branched chain monovalent hydrocarbyl radical having from 6 to 22 carbon atoms; G represents a residue of a reducing saccharide, connected to R—O by means of an ethereal O-glycosidic bond; n represents a number from 1 to 10; and D represents a —CH2CH(OH)CH2—SO3M group connected to an oxygen atom of G, where M is selected from H or a monovalent cation selected from Na, K, or NH4; and (ii) at least one ethoxylated fatty acid sorbitan ester of general formula (II): Sorb-(EOn1R1)(EOn2R2)(EOn3R3)(EOn4R4) ??(II) in which: Sorb represents a residue obtained by removing four hydroxyl H atoms from sorbitan; EO represents an ethyleneoxy group; R1, R2, R3 and R4are each independently selected from H or a —C(O)R5 group in which R5 is selected from straight o
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Conopco Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Hélder Daniel Peixoto Da Silva, Andrew Philip Parker, Craig Warren Jones, Anthony Mckee
  • Patent number: 10934504
    Abstract: A laundry treatment composition comprising: i) at least 5 wt % amphiphilic material, preferably selected from the group consisting of detersive surfactants and quaternary ammonium compounds, ii) from 0.1 to 5 wt % perfume, iii) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Peter Cropper, Craig Warren Jones, Hailey Kelso, James Merrington
  • Publication number: 20200056125
    Abstract: A laundry treatment composition comprising: i) at least 5 wt % amphiphilic material, preferably selected from the group consisting of detersive surfactants and quaternary ammonium compounds, ii) from 0.1 to 5 wt % perfume, iii) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Martin Peter CROPPER, Craig Warren JONES, Hailey KELSO, James MERRINGTON
  • Publication number: 20190330571
    Abstract: A swellable silica microparticle with a nonionic polysaccharide deposition aid attached to its outer surface. Also a composition containing from 0.01 to 6 wt % of the swellable silica microparticles and a benefit agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Irene Acouavie AMOUSSOU, Craig Warren JONES, James MERRINGTON, Jane Elizabeth MUNRO-BROWN
  • Publication number: 20190290552
    Abstract: A composition for application to skin comprising: (i) at least 40 wt % ethanol, (ii) from 0.1 to 6 wt % perfume comprising non-polar perfume materials, (iii) optionally, at least 0.2 wt % surfactant, (iv) 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Martin Peter CROPPER, Craig Warren JONES, Hailey KELSO, James MERRINGTON
  • Publication number: 20190024025
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microcapsule comprising a benefit agent inside a water insoluble porous inner shell, an outer shell comprising at least one layer of cationic polymer and at least one layer of anionic polymer, and a non-ionic polysaccharide deposition aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc. d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren JONES, Changxi LI, Xiaoyun PAN, Yan WU, Yuanyuan ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20190002805
    Abstract: Disclosed is a microcapsule comprising a benefit agent inside a water insoluble porous inner shell, an outer shell comprising at least one layer of cationic polymer and at least one layer of anionic polymer, wherein the anionic polymer is anionic ally modified polysaccharide, and optionally the microcapsule comprises a non-ionic polysaccharide deposition aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren JONES, Changxi LI, Xiaoyun PAN, Yan WU, Yuanyuan ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10117815
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a particle, wherein the particle comprises: (a) a core comprising a hydrophobic benefit agent; (b) an outer crosslinked shell, which comprises a crosslinked, hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol, which comprises a crosslinking agent comprising a first dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from 2,000 to 2,000,000 Da; and (c) an inner polyamide shell, wherein the shell comprises a polyamide, and wherein the polyamide comprises an aromatic group; wherein the outer crosslinked shell is formed prior to the formation of the inner polyamide shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO, inc.
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Changxi Li, Xiaoyun Pan
  • Patent number: 10034818
    Abstract: The invention provides a use of a particle to absorb and retain odiferous compounds, wherein the particle comprises: —(a) a solid core comprising a first hydrophobic polymer, and (b) a shell comprising a second hydrophobic polymer wherein the Tg of the first hydrophobic polymer is lower than the Tg of the second hydrophobic polymer; wherein the particles have a mean particle size of less than 1 micron, preferably from 0.1 to 0.3 microns, and wherein the odiferous compound is a malodor compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Peter Cropper, Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer, James Merrington, Katherine Mary Thompson, Jeremy Nicholas Winter
  • Patent number: 9993401
    Abstract: The invention provides a benefit agent delivery particle having an average diameter of less than 50 micron comprising; at least one shell formed by a step-growth polymerization reaction, preferably involving an isocyanate monomer, more preferably a urethane and/or a urea. interior said shell, at least one region formed by chain-growth polymerization reaction (preferably a free-radical polymerization) which does not involve an isocyanate, c) optionally, a benefit agent interior to said shell, and/or a deposition aid exterior to said shell. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of such particles wherein the shell is formed prior to the chain-growth polymerization of the at least one region interior of the shell, preferably be forming the shell at a temperature at which the chain-growth reaction is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Anthony Barnett, Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer, James Merrington, Jeremy Nicholas Winter
  • Publication number: 20170202754
    Abstract: A particle for the absorption of odiferous compounds, wherein the particle comprises: (a) a solid core comprising a first hydrophobic polymer, and (b) a shell comprising a second hydrophobic polymer wherein the Tg of the first hydrophobic polymer is lower than the Tg of the second hydrophobic polymer; wherein the particles have a mean particle size of less than micron, preferably from 0.1 to 0.3 microns, wherein the odiferous compound is a malodour compound and wherein the ratio of (a):(b) is greater than 2:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Martin Peter CROPPER, Anthony HACKETT, Craig Warren JONES, Adam John LIMER, Katherine Mary THOMPSON, Jeremy Nicholas WINTER
  • Publication number: 20170181935
    Abstract: The invention provides a use of a particle to absorb and retain odiferous compounds, wherein the particle comprises: —(a) a solid core comprising a first hydrophobic polymer, and (b) a shell comprising a second hydrophobic polymer wherein the Tg of the first hydrophobic polymer is lower than the Tg of the second hydrophobic polymer; wherein the particles have a mean particle size of less than 1 micron, preferably from 0.1 to 0.3 microns, and wherein the odiferous compound is a malodour compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Martin Peter CROPPER, Craig Warren JONES, Adam John LIMER, James MERRINGTON, Katherine Mary THOMPSON, Jeremy Nicholas WINTER
  • Patent number: 9414997
    Abstract: A particle comprising: a core, comprising an optional benefit agent; an inner shell at least partially surrounding the core, the inner shell being the water insoluble product of a polymerization reaction to form a first polymer with a glass transition temperature above and including 70 degrees Celsius, preferably above and including 80 degrees Celsius; an outer shell at least partially surrounding the inner shell, the outer shell being the water insoluble product of a polymerization reaction to form a second polymer with a glass transition temperature below and including 35 degrees Celsius; and a deposition aid, covalently attached to the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer
  • Publication number: 20160193125
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a particle, wherein the particle comprises: (a) a core comprising a hydrophobic benefit agent; (b) an outer crosslinked shell, which comprises a crosslinked, hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol, which comprises a crosslinking agent comprising a first dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from 2,000 to 2,000,000 Da; and (c) an inner polyamide shell, wherein the shell comprises a polyamide, and wherein the polyamide comprises an aromatic group; wherein the outer crosslinked shell is formed prior to the formation of the inner polyamide shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren JONES, Changxi LI, Xiaoyun PAN
  • Patent number: 9321987
    Abstract: The invention provides improved deposition and reduced leakage benefits from a particle comprising: (a) a core comprising a benefit agent; (b) a shell, wherein the shell comprises a crosslinked, hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol, which comprises a crosslinking agent comprising i) a first dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from 2,000 to 50,000 Da; and ii) a second dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from greater than 50,000 to 2,000,000 Da.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Changxi Li, Xiaoyun Pan, Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150291919
    Abstract: The invention provides improved deposition and reduced leakage benefits from a particle comprising: (a) a core comprising a benefit agent; (b) a shell, wherein the shell comprises a crosslinked, hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol, which comprises a crosslinking agent comprising i) a first dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from 2,000 to 50,000 Da; and ii) a second dextran aldehyde having a molecular weight of from greater than 50,000 to 2,000,000 Da.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC. D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Changxi Li, Xiaoyun Pan, Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150272839
    Abstract: A particle comprising: a core, comprising an optional benefit agent; an inner shell at least partially surrounding the core, said inner shell being the water insoluble product of a polymerisation reaction to form a first polymer with a glass transition temperature above and including 70 degrees Celsius, preferably above and including 80 degrees Celsius; an outer shell at least partially surrounding said inner shell, said outer shell being the water insoluble product of a polymerisation reaction to form a second polymer with a glass transition temperature below and including 35 degrees Celsius; and a deposition aid, covalently attached to the outer shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc. d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer
  • Publication number: 20150259629
    Abstract: The invention provides a particle comprising: (a) a core comprising a benefit agent; (b) a shell, wherein the shell comprises a polyamide, and wherein the polyamide comprises an aromatic group; and (c) an optional deposition aid; wherein the benefit agent comprises 70-100 wt %, by total weight of the benefit agent, of a component selected from tertiary alcohols, alpha substituted aldehydes, aliphatic and aromatic ketones and ketenes and mixtures thereof, excluding cyclic aliphatic materials containing polar functional groups; and the benefit agent is substantially free from i) aliphatic primary alcohols and ii) aromatic primary alcohols and contains less than 15 wt % of aliphatic aldehydes having a chain length of from 8 to 22, by total weight of the benefit agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Conopco, Inc., d/b/a UNILEVER
    Inventors: Craig Warren Jones, Changxi Li, Xiaoyun Pan, Jinfang Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150010600
    Abstract: Disclosed are gel compositions that include (a) polyhydric alcohol, (b) water, (c) gelling agent, (d) fragrance-delivery particles having i) at least one shell formed by a step-growth polymerization reaction, ii) interior said shell, a core comprising at least one region formed by chain-grown polymerization of selected monomers, iii) optionally, surfactant grafted to said shell, wherein the fragrance delivery particles have an average diameter of less than 20 microns, and (e) free fragrance, wherein the compositions are in the form of deodorant gel sticks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: CONOPCO INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Sarah Jayne Clare, Martin Peter Cropper, Kevin Ronald Franklin, Anthony Hackett, Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer
  • Publication number: 20130122070
    Abstract: The invention provides a benefit agent delivery particle having an average diameter of less than 50 micron comprising; at least one shell formed by a step-growth polymerisation reaction, preferably involving an isocyanate monomer, more preferably a urethane and/or a urea, interior said shell, at least one region formed by chain-growth polymerisation reaction (preferably a free-radical polymerisation) which does not involve an isocyanate, c) optionally, a benefit agent interior to said shell, and/or a deposition aid exterior to said shell. The invention further provides a process for the preparation of such particles wherein the shell is formed prior to the chain-growth polymerisation of the at least one region interior of the shell, preferably be forming the shell at a temperature at which the chain-growth reaction is inhibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Stuart Anthony Barnett, Craig Warren Jones, Adam John Limer, James Merrington, Jeremy Nicholas Winter