Patents by Inventor Daniel Wayne Michael

Daniel Wayne Michael 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: 20010043912
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair care compositions containing selected frizz control agents and to methods of using said compositions for controlling hair frizz. The compositions a non-volatile polysiloxane resin, a frizz control active selected from dimethicone copolyols, PEG-modified glycerides, PEG-modified glyceryl fatty acid esters, and mixtures thereof, and a vehicle. The composition provides improved frizz control and improved hair feel from a hair care composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel Wayne Michael
  • Patent number: 5939080
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject an oral composition comprising one or more hydrophobic solvents having one or more characteristics selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than about 7.0 and a water solubility of less than about 10%; one or more non-polymeric surfactants wherein the weight ratio of hydrophobic solvent to non-polymeric surfactant is from about 30:1 to about 1:2; and one or more aqueous carriers; wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Michael, Gregory Berry, James Grigg Upson
  • Patent number: 5885553
    Abstract: The present invention discloses oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject an oral composition comprising from about 0.5% to about 90% of a hydrophobic solvent having a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than 7.0 and a surface tension of less than 50 dynes/centimeter measured at 2% by weight of solvent in water, and from about 10% to about 99.5% of one or more aqueous carriers; wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Daniel Wayne Michael
  • Patent number: 5885554
    Abstract: Disclosed are oral compositions and methods for reducing plaque in a human or lower animal subject comprising applying to the teeth of the subject one or more hydrophobic solvents having one or more characteristics selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen bonding parameter of less than about 7.0 and a water solubility of less than about 10%; one or more polymeric surfactants wherein the weight ratio of hydrophobic solvent to polymeric surfactant is from about 10:1 to about 1:20; and one or more aqueous carriers; wherein the oral composition is in the form of a toothpaste or mouthrinse, is non-ingestible, and has a pH of from about 5.0 to about 9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel Wayne Michael, Gregory Berry, James Grigg Upson
  • Patent number: 5707948
    Abstract: Stable and clear concentrated cleaning compositions comprising at least one short chain surfactant, optionally in combination with long chain nonionic surfactant and potassium carbonate. The short chain surfactants allow for the formulation of stable compositions without the need for additional stabilizers and are especially effective in cleaning greasy soil; the potassium carbonate provides reduced filming and streaking, especially when an anionic sulfonate short chain surfactant is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Francois Theophile Evers, Vincent Reniers, Peter Rosalia Joannes Geboes, Massimo Morini, Louise Gail Scott, Daniel Wayne Michael, Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 5698041
    Abstract: Process for using detergent compositions comprising a surfactant system that is either (1) a mixture of nonionic and zwitterionic detergent surfactants; (2) a mixture of nonionic and amphoteric (non-zwitterionic) detergent surfactants, preferably; or (3) short chain nonionic detergent surfactant, the nonionic detergent surfactants preferably being short chain and/or having peaked distribution; optional hydrophobic cleaning solvent; and polycarboxylate, especially dicarboxylate, detergent builder provide superior cleaning of all of the soils commonly found in the bathroom. The compositions have a pH of from about 1 to about 5.5, preferably from about 2 to about 4 when the dicarboxylate builder is used. The compositions are in the form of aqueous liquids. Short chain peaked distribution nonionic detergent suffactants provide surprisingly superior sudsing characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Michel Jean Carrie, William Ajalon Cilley, Ronald Anthony Masters, Daniel Wayne Michael, Eddy Vos