Patents by Inventor Errol Wahl

Errol Wahl 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: 20080014393
    Abstract: An article comprising: a functionalized substrate comprising: a composition susceptible to aqueous attack, comprising a water-soluble material, a partially water soluble material, a water-dispersible materials, a water-disintegrating materials, and mixtures thereof; a plurality of microcapsules encapsulating a perfume, wherein said plurality of microcapsules is incorporated with said functionalized substrate; and a total perfume loading level of from about 1% to about 95% by weight of said functionalized substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Frank Denome, Tania Berges-Cabrera, Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Renae Fossum, Vincenzo Catalfamo, Yonas Gizaw, Lois Boekley
  • Publication number: 20080009432
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20070269651
    Abstract: An article comprising: a functionalized substrate comprising: a composition susceptible to aqueous attack, wherein said composition is selected from water-soluble materials, partially water soluble materials, water-dispersible materials, water-disintegrating materials, and mixtures thereof; and a plurality of microcapsules encapsulating a functional composition, wherein said plurality of microcapsules is incorporated with said functionalized substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Denome, Tania Berges Cabrera, Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Renae Fossum, Vincenzo Catalfamo, Yonas Gizaw, Lois Boekley
  • Publication number: 20070118998
    Abstract: A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a washing machine, such as a conventional home washing machine. The process may utilize a garment container, such as a flexible wrap to protect the garments. The process also includes at least one cleaning composition specially formulated for delicate garments. The cleaning composition(s) can be in a number of suitable forms, and can be introduced into the process in a number of different manners. The products used in the process may be provided in the form of a kit. The kit may also include a pretreatment applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Freddy Barnabas, Michael Creedon, John Curry, Jack Doty, Thomas Hortel, Ingrid Maerten, Natsuko (Matsushita) Nishio, Yana Nicks, Mitsuyo Okamoto, Nabil Sakkab, John Schroeder, Michael Siklosi, Fernado Tollens, Errol Wahl, Todd Wernicke
  • Publication number: 20070123444
    Abstract: Articles comprising fabric softening compositions and detergent compositions are useful in providing cleaning and softening benefits to laundry through the wash cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Eugene Sadlowski, Jose Andres Moreno
  • Publication number: 20070111918
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Betty Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20070105739
    Abstract: The articles, compositions, and kits of the present invention are useful for conditioning fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventors: Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Lisa Grace, Ruth Wagers, George Deckner, Eric Johnson, Barbara Williams, Jiping Wang, Jean-Pol Boutique, Patrick Deplancke, Francesco de Buzzaccarini, Michele Watkins
  • Publication number: 20060217288
    Abstract: The articles, compositions, and kits of the present invention are useful for conditioning fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Lisa Brush, Ruth Wagers, George Deckner, Eric Johnson, Barbara Williams, Jiping Wang, Jean-Pol Boutique, Patrick Deplancke, Francesco de Buzzaccarini, Michele Watkins
  • Publication number: 20060168739
    Abstract: An article comprising a polyvinyl alcohol film encapsulating a fabric care composition is useful for conditioning laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Nabil Sakkab, Allison Danneels, Karel Engels, Ruth Murphy, Toan Trinh, Errol Wahl, Laure Waegemans, Dominique Lecluyse, Didier Perot, Kurt Ignoul, Tom Goetry, Steven Diersing, Gayle Frankenbach
  • Publication number: 20060123556
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Charles Hensley, Ruth Murphy, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20060123557
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20060122087
    Abstract: Fabric conditioning compositions comprising at least 10% by weight free fatty acid are useful in softening fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Errol Wahl, Gerard Baillely, Ruth Wagers, Gayle Frankenbach, Jose Rojo Moreno
  • Publication number: 20060079438
    Abstract: Fabric conditioning compositions comprising a fabric care active and a hueing dye, wherein the hueing dye exhibits a hueing efficiency of at least about 20 according to the Hueing Efficiency Test method; and a Wash Removal Value from about 50% to about 98%, are useful in mitigating the discoloration of white and other light colored fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Lisa Brush, Errol Wahl, Jodi Brown, Marena Brown, Shulin Zhang, Michael Cummings, Eugene Sadlowski
  • Publication number: 20060063696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biodegradable softener compounds with an acid value of no more than 6.5. A process for making said compound is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Hugo Demeyere, Robert Keys, Jans-Jurgen Kohle, Johan De Poortere, Errol Wahl
  • Publication number: 20060058215
    Abstract: Principal solvents, especially mono-ol and diol principal solvents, having a ClogP of from about 0.15 to about 0.64, preferably from about 0.25 to about 0.62, and more preferably from about 0.40 to about 0.60, are disclosed that have the ability to make clear aqueous fabric softener compositions containing relatively high concentrations of fabric softener actives having ester linkages in their long, hydrophobic chains. The fabric softener actives are either unsaturated, or have intermediate length chains (˜C12-14) and the said principal solvents are used at levels of less than about 40%. Other solvents may be present. Some of the said principal solvents are novel compounds and/or novel mixtures. Premixes of the fabric softening actives, the principal solvents, and, optionally, other solvents are useful in the preparation of complete formulations by obviating/limiting the need for heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Helen Tordil, Errol Wahl, Jennifer Rinker, Hugo Demeyere, Marc Declercq, Eugene Gosselink, James Letton, Deborah Back, John Severns, Mark Sivik, Alice Vogel
  • Publication number: 20060058216
    Abstract: Principal solvents, especially mono-ol and diol principal solvents, having a ClogP of from about 0.15 to about 0.64, preferably from about 0.25 to about 0.62, and more preferably from about 0.40 to about 0.60, are disclosed that have the ability to make clear aqueous fabric softener compositions containing relatively high concentrations of fabric softener actives having ester linkages in their long, hydrophobic chains. The fabric softener actives are either unsaturated, or have intermediate length chains (˜C12-14) and the said principal solvents are used at levels of less than about 40%. Other solvents may be present. Some of the said principal solvents are novel compounds and/or novel mixtures. Premixes of the fabric softening actives, the principal solvents, and, optionally, other solvents are useful in the preparation of complete formulations by obviating/limiting the need for heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Toan Trinh, Helen Tordil, Errol Wahl, Jennifer Rinker, Hugo Demeyere, Marc Declercq, Eugene Gosselink, James Letton, Deborah Back, John Severns, Mark Sivik, Alice Vogel
  • Publication number: 20050250670
    Abstract: An article comprising a polyvinyl alcohol film encapsulating a fabric care composition is useful for conditioning laundry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Nabil Sakkab, Allison Danneels, Karel Marie Engels, Ruth Murphy, Toan Trinh, Errol Wahl, Laure Waegemans, Dominique Lecluyse, Didier Jeanne Perot, Kurt Ignoul, Tom Karl Goetry, Steven Diersing, Gayle Frankenbach
  • Publication number: 20050244444
    Abstract: A film-forming composition for use in preparing water-soluble films that are rapidly dissolving under cold water conditions, the composition comprising a water soluble polymer material such as polyvinyl alcohol and a principal solvent, typically diol(s) or derivative of a diol. Films made from the film-forming compositions may be used to encapsulate a variety of compositions for subsequent release into an aqueous medium. Encapsulated compositions can include various laundry detergents and additives, fabric care compositions such as fabric softening compositions and dishwashing detergents among others. When used to encapsulate compositions, the solvent system used in the film-forming composition will have at least one common solvent material as the solvent system used in the encapsulated composition to improve film dissolution and to prevent problems associated with solvent migration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Kelly Kochvar, Heidi Soyez, Peter Forth, Jean-Pol Boutique, Ruth Wagers, Errol Wahl, Matthew Lynch, Wayne Fisher
  • Publication number: 20050202990
    Abstract: Compositions, articles and methods are provided for supplying fabric care benefits to clothing or fabrics in an automated washing machine and by manual washing. The fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% detergent surfactants, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. Similarly, the fabric care compositions preferably have less than about 5% fabric softener actives, more preferably less than 3%, even more preferably less than 1% and are most preferably free of detergent surfactants. The laundry articles can take a variety of forms in a variety of physical states all of which will rapidly dispense a unitized amount of one or more selected fabric care agents to a wash and/or rinse bath solution during the laundering process under a variety of conditions. The invention also pertains to laundry kits that contain a variety of such articles and instructions concerning their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Debra Caswell, Robert Welch, Mark Ridyard, Edward Sayers, David York, Daniel Dufton, Simon Howe, Johan Eshuis, Angelina Pena-Romero, Christophe Laudamiel-Pellet, Wundriari Hoffmann, George Deckner, Errol Wahl, Ruth Murphy, Charles Hensley, Betty Hensley, Toan Trinh, Jiten Dihora, Ellen Baker, Janet Littig, Timothy Schroeder, Steven Diersing, Malcolm Dodd, Lois Gallon
  • Publication number: 20050202998
    Abstract: Clear or translucent fabric softening compositions having a biodegradable fabric softening active and an added chelating agent are disclosed. The biodegradable fabric softening active preferably has the formula: wherein each R substituent is hydrogen or a short chain C1-C6, preferably C1-C3 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Errol Wahl, John Severns, Scott Waite, Frederick Hartman, Hugo Demeyere, Marc Declercq, Alice Ward