Patents by Inventor Hendrik Hellmuth

Hendrik Hellmuth 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: 20220002697
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel variants of fungal endoglucanases. The invention further relates to enzyme preparations and detergent compositions comprising the variant as well as to processes for treating cellulosic material with the variant. The variants have depilling, antipilling and/or antigreying performance, and improved stability in the presence of proteases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Kari JUNTUNEN, Leena VALTAKARI, Susanna MÄKINEN, Marika ALAPURANEN, Hendrik HELLMUTH, Maike ANDERS, Marc MENNICKEN, Ulrich SCHWANEBERG, David SCHÖNAUER, Pentti OJAPALO, Terhi PURANEN
  • Patent number: 11104867
    Abstract: In a dishwashing liquid, the cleaning performance, in particular on bleachable stains such as, for example, tea stains, is to be improved. This succeeds using a dishwashing liquid which comprises a hydrogen peroxide source, a bleaching catalyst and a protease that, in native electrophoresis on a polyacrylamide gel, has a migration distance that is longer than the migration distance of the protease as per SEQ ID NO. 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20210207063
    Abstract: Proteases that comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over its entire length and that comprise, in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1, the amino acid substitution R99D or R99E in combination with the further amino acid substitutions of S3T, V4I, and V199I, display very good cleaning performance in particular on blood-containing stains, as well as very good temperature stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 10988710
    Abstract: Surfactants of the general formula (I) in which R1 is a linear or branched akyl radical having 6 to 20, especially 10 to 16 C atoms, R2 and R3 independently of one another are H or H3CO, and M is hydrogen, an alkali metal or a moiety N+R4R5R6, in which R4, R5 and R6 independently of one another are hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 C atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 6 C atoms, are readily incorporated into laundry detergents or cleaning products, possess outstanding performance qualities and can be prepared on the basis of renewable raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Studiengesellschaft Kohle mbH
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Alexander Schulz, Hendrik Hellmuth, Roberto Rinaldi, Hebert Jesus Estevez Rivera
  • Patent number: 10988709
    Abstract: Surfactants of general formula (I), in which R1 denotes a linear or branched alkyl residue having 6 to 20, and in particular 8 to 14 carbon atoms, R2 denotes H or CH3, and M denotes hydrogen, an alkali metal or an N+R3R4R5 grouping, in which R3, R4 and R5, independently of one another, denote hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 6 carbon atom, can be easily incorporated into washing or cleaning agents, have outstanding application-related properties, and can be produced based on renewable resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Studiengesellschaft Kohle mbH
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Alexander Schulz, Hendrik Hellmuth, Roberto Rinaldi, Hebert Jesus Estevez Rivera
  • Patent number: 10975335
    Abstract: Proteases that comprise an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to the amino acid sequence indicated in SEQ ID NO. 1 over its entire length and that comprise, in the count in accordance with SEQ ID NO. 1, the amino acid substitution R99D in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions that are selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I, and V199I, display very good cleaning performance in particular on blood-containing stains, as well as very good temperature stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Marion Merkel, Brian Laufs, Susanne Wieland, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Thomas Weber
  • Publication number: 20200347323
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Patent number: 10760036
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to detergent compositions comprising subtilase variants exhibiting improved stability and/or improved wash performance in liquid detergent and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The variants are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Peter Friis, Astrid Munch, Mikael Bauer, Bena-Marie Lue
  • Patent number: 10760035
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the primary detergent power of detergents and cleaning products, in particular with respect to soiling containing oil and/or grease. For this purpose, copolymers including ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid-derived sulfobetaine units and hydroxyalkyl(meth)acrylic acid esters are incorporated into the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Benoit Luneau, Nicole Bode, Alexander Schulz, Andreas Buhl, Yvonne Willemsen, Andre Laschewsky, Erik Wischerhoff, Michael Paech
  • Patent number: 10570383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having cellulase activity, in particular to variants derived from the 20K-cellulase enzyme. The invention discloses a number of amino acid residue positions important for the properties of the cellulase enzyme and thereby for the stability and/or performance thereof. The novel variants have improved stability compared to the parental cellulase. In particular, the novel variants have good performance in an antigreying application and excellent stability in the presence of a protease in several detergent compositions even in long-term experiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Mäkinen, Marika Alapuranen, Hendrik Hellmuth, Pentti Ojapalo, Marc Mennicken, Ulrich Schwaneberg, David Schönauer, Terhi Puranen
  • Publication number: 20200024551
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the method for washing textiles by improving the primary detergent power of detergents and cleaning products, in particular with respect to soiling containing oil and/or grease. For this purpose, polymers having N,N-diallylamine-derived sulfobetaine units are incorporated into the products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Benoit Luneau, Nicole Bode, Alexander Schulz, Andreas Buhl, Sylvia Aust, Yvonne Willemsen, Andre Laschewsky, Erik Wischerhoff, Michael Paech
  • Patent number: 10457928
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to proteases, the amino acid sequence of which has been modified in particular with regard to the use thereof in detergents and cleaning agents, all sufficiently similar proteases having a corresponding modification and nucleic acids coding for them. The disclosure further relates to methods and uses of said proteases and to agents containing them, in particular detergents and cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Brian Laufs, Ayhan Aydemir, Claudia Lindner
  • Publication number: 20190194634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides having cellulase activity, in particular to variants derived from the 20K-cellulase enzyme. The invention discloses a number of amino acid residue positions important for the properties of the cellulase enzyme and thereby for the stability and/or performance thereof. The novel variants have improved stability compared to the parental cellulase. In particular, the novel variants have good performance in an antigreying application and excellent stability in the presence of a protease in several detergent compositions even in long-term experiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Susanna Mäkinen, Marika Alapuranen, Hendrik Hellmuth, Pentti Ojapalo, Marc Mennicken, Ulrich Schwaneberg, David Schönauer, Terhi Puranen
  • Patent number: 10316276
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the primary detergent power of detergents and cleaning products, in particular with respect to soiling containing oil and/or grease. For this purpose, polymers comprising N-vinyl imidazole-derived betaine units are incorporated into the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Faunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Hellmuth, Benoit Luneau, Nicole Bode, Alexander Schulz, Andreas Buhl, Yvonne Willemsen, Andre Laschewsky, Erik Wischerhoff, Michael Paech
  • Publication number: 20180362891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of enzyme technology, in particular the optimization of surfactant-enzyme mixtures, as used, for example, in washing or cleaning agents. The invention relates to an agent, in particular a washing or cleaning agent, which contains at least one enzyme and a special surfactant mixture. The present invention further relates to a method for cleaning textiles or hard surfaces and to the use of the agent according to the invention for removing stains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Michael Dreja, Hendrik Hellmuth, Alexander Schulz
  • Patent number: 10072236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions comprising protease variants and methods for obtaining such detergent compositions. The present invention also relates to the use of such detergent compositions, especially in laundry or in hard surface cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Frank Winther Rasmussen, Rolf Thomas Lenhard, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Esben Friis, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Juergen Carsten Franz Knoetzel, Mikael Bauer
  • Publication number: 20180155659
    Abstract: According to the invention, storage stability in terms of cellulolytic activity is to be improved in a liquid washing or cleaning agent which comprises a protease and cellulase. This is achieved by the use of a protease which comprises an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical to the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 and which has the amino acid glutamic acid (E) or aspartic acid (D) or the amino acid asparagine (N) or glutamine (Q) or the amino acid alanine (A) or glycine (G) or serine (S) at position 99 in the count according to SEQ ID NO. 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Susanne Wieland, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Timothy O'Connell, Hendrik Hellmuth
  • Publication number: 20180155654
    Abstract: Surfactants of the general formula (I) in which R1 is a linear or branched akyl radical having 6 to 20, especially 10 to 16 C atoms, R2 and R3 independently of one another are H or H3CO, and M is hydrogen, an alkali metal or a moiety N+R4R5R6, in which R4, R5 and R6 independently of one another are hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 C atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 6 C atoms, are readily incorporated into laundry detergents or cleaning products, possess outstanding performance qualities and can be prepared on the basis of renewable raw materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Studiengesellschaft Kohle mbH
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Alexander Schulz, Hendrik Hellmuth, Roberto Rinaldi, Hebert Jesus Estevez Rivera
  • Publication number: 20180155653
    Abstract: Surfactants of general formula (I), in which R1 denotes a linear or branched alkyl residue having 6 to 20, and in particular 8 to 14 carbon atoms, R2 denotes H or CH3, and M denotes hydrogen, an alkali metal or an N+R3R4R5 grouping, in which R3, R4 and R5, independently of one another, denote hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a hydroxyalkyl group having 2 to 6 carbon atom, can be easily incorporated into washing or cleaning agents, have outstanding application-related properties, and can be produced based on renewable resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Studiengesellschaft Kohle mbH
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Alexander Schulz, Hendrik Hellmuth, Roberto Rinaldi, Hebert Jesus Estevez Rivera
  • Publication number: 20180148670
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a detergent composition, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions comprising subtilase variants. The present disclosure also relates to the use of said detergent compositions in a cleaning process such as laundry or hard surface cleaning. The present disclosure further relates to a method for removing a stain from a surface, which comprises contacting the surface with the detergent composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Timothy O'Connell, Susanne Tondera, Hendrik Hellmuth, Thomas Weber, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Vibeke Skovgaard Nielsen, Mikael Bauer