Patents by Inventor Maxime PELLETIER

Maxime PELLETIER 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).

  • Patent number: 11981881
    Abstract: An absorbent substrate such as a wool dryer ball is imbued with a fragrance or treatment composition. The fragrance or treatment composition comprises an aqueous carrier, free fragrance, and encapsulated fragrance. The composition includes about 0.1 wt. % to about 5 wt. % free fragrance and about 0.1 wt. % to about 10 wt. % encapsulated fragrance. A kit includes absorbent balls, the fragrance or treatment composition, and an applicator for applying the fragrance or treatment composition onto or within the absorbent balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Anna Larracuente, Maxime Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20230203412
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides water soluble laundry detergent products comprising one or more non-fibrous sheets and at least one solid layer, wherein the at least one solid layer comprises a gel and a solidifying agent and is coated on one or more sides of the one or more non-fibrous sheets, is disposed between two or more of the non-fibrous sheets, or a combination thereof; and methods of their making and using.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Casey Elphege Camire, Brian Alan Warren, Janet Coope-Epstein, Andrew Neal Bernard, Maxime Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220403304
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides the a fabric treatment unit dose product comprising at least one water-soluble compartment formed by a water-soluble film material and comprising a liquid composition; wherein the liquid composition comprises an encapsulated fragrance slurry, at least one non-aqueous solvent, and a polyethylene glycol with a molecular weight between about 200 and about 1000 Daltons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Jessica McKeon, Meghan Russell, Brian Alan Warren, Rebekah Cathleen Seabury, Maxime Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20220333043
    Abstract: An absorbent substrate such as a wool dryer ball is imbued with a fragrance or treatment composition. The fragrance or treatment composition comprises an aqueous carrier, free fragrance, and encapsulated fragrance. The composition includes about 0.1 wt. % to about 5 wt. % free fragrance and about 0.1 wt. % to about 10 wt. % encapsulated fragrance. A kit includes absorbent balls, the fragrance or treatment composition, and an applicator for applying the fragrance or treatment composition onto or within the absorbent balls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Anna Larracuente, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11414634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a unit-dose capsule which includes optionally forming the first film into the shape of a first cavity, supercooling a first component to a temperature at which the equilibrium state of the first component is a solid or semi-solid, dispensing the first component in a supercooled state into the first cavity, such that the first component gels to form at least one layer of gel adhered to and/or in contact with the first film, forming a second film into the shape of a second cavity, filling the second cavity with a second component, sealing the first film to the second film to form a sealed cavity having at least one chamber containing the first component and the second component. The method may further include wetting and perforating the first film. The unit-dose capsule includes the sealed container and the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Brian Alan Warren, M. Shawn French, Edward Paulsen, Troy Alvey, Abey Cherian, Montes Jose Ulibarri, Janet Coope-Epstein, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11220657
    Abstract: Solid particulate compositions for fabric treatment having at least one cationic polymer, at least one water-soluble carrier, at least one fragrance, at least one buffer system, and other optional ingredients. During a wash cycle, the compositions deliver softening to the fabrics. The disclosure further provides a method of making a solid particulate composition for fabric treatment including: mixing a water-soluble solid carrier and a buffer system to form a mixture; wherein the solid carrier is an aqueous salt having a water vapor partial pressure at a temperature from about 30° C. to about 100° C. that corresponds to the water vapor partial pressure of a saturated solution of the salt at the same temperature; adding a cationic polymer and a fragrance into the mixture; mixing the mixture; heating the mixture and obtaining a melt thereby; and cooling and shaping the melt into individual particles including melt bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11214761
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions for fabric treatment having at least one dye transfer inhibitor (DTI), at least one water-soluble carrier, at least one fragrance, and at least one buffer system, and other optional ingredients. During a wash cycle, the compositions disclosed herein significantly boost color fading protection of fabrics. The present disclosure further provides a method of making a composition for fabric treatment, including mixing a water-soluble carrier and a buffer system to form a mixture; adding a dye transfer inhibitor (DTI) and a fragrance into the mixture; mixing the mixture; heating the mixture and obtaining a melt thereby; and cooling the mixture. The method can further include shaping the melt into individual particles having melt bodies, which can optionally be in the form of a pastille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20210198601
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions for fabric treatment having at least one dye transfer inhibitor (DTI), at least one water-soluble carrier, at least one fragrance, and at least one buffer system, and other optional ingredients. During a wash cycle, the compositions disclosed herein significantly boost color fading protection of fabrics. The present disclosure further provides a method of making a composition for fabric treatment, including mixing a water-soluble carrier and a buffer system to form a mixture; adding a dye transfer inhibitor (DTI) and a fragrance into the mixture; mixing the mixture; heating the mixture and obtaining a melt thereby; and cooling the mixture. The method can further include shaping the melt into individual particles having melt bodies, which can optionally be in the form of a pastille.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20210198600
    Abstract: Solid particulate compositions for fabric treatment having at least one cationic polymer, at least one water-soluble carrier, at least one fragrance, at least one buffer system, and other optional ingredients. During a wash cycle, the compositions deliver softening to the fabrics. The disclosure further provides a method of making a solid particulate composition for fabric treatment including: mixing a water-soluble solid carrier and a buffer system to form a mixture; wherein the solid carrier is an aqueous salt having a water vapor partial pressure at a temperature from about 30° C. to about 100° C. that corresponds to the water vapor partial pressure of a saturated solution of the salt at the same temperature; adding a cationic polymer and a fragrance into the mixture; mixing the mixture; heating the mixture and obtaining a melt thereby; and cooling and shaping the melt into individual particles including melt bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20210189304
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices for treating a fabric or textile, kits including devices for treating a fabric or textile, and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Jody Mihalek, John W. Marchese
  • Publication number: 20210054318
    Abstract: Laundry balls and methods of producing and using the same are provided. A laundry ball is provided in an exemplary embodiment. The laundry ball includes a shell that is water permeable, where the shell forms an enclosure defined by an inside of the laundry ball. An insert is enclosed within the enclosure, where the insert includes a laundering beneficial compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel T. Piorkowski, Meghan Russell, Maxime Pelletier
  • Publication number: 20200362278
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a unit-dose capsule which includes optionally forming the first film into the shape of an first cavity, supercooling a first component to a temperature at which the equilibrium state of the first component is a solid or semi-solid, dispensing the first component in a supercooled state into the first cavity, such that the first component gels to form at least one layer of gel adhered to and/or in contact with the first film, forming a second film into the shape of a second cavity, filling the second cavity with a second component, sealing the first film to the second film to form a sealed cavity having at least one chamber containing the first component and the second component. The method may further include wetting and perforating the first film. The unit-dose capsule includes the sealed container and the two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Alan Warren, M. Shawn French, Edward Paulsen, Troy Alvey, Abey Cherian, Montes Jose Ulibarri, Janet Coope-Epstein, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10808206
    Abstract: Detergent boosters, detergent systems that include a detergent booster, and methods of laundering fabric are provided herein. In an embodiment, a detergent booster includes a nonionic soil release polymer and, optionally, one or more surfactants with a total amount of surfactant present in an amount of up to 4 weight % based upon a total weight of the detergent booster. The nonionic soil release polymer includes a backbone having ester linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Paul Kichar, Alma Calderon
  • Patent number: 10752868
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose dishwashing detergent composition and a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose fabric cleaning or treatment composition, the preparations and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Montes Jose Ulibarri, Kadar Gedi, Ebner J. Manuel, Maxime Pelletier, Janet Coope-Epstein
  • Patent number: 10731115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a unit-dose capsule which includes optionally forming the first film into the shape of a first cavity, supercooling a first component to a temperature at which the equilibrium state of the first component is a gel, dispensing the first component in a supercooled state into the first cavity, such that the first component gels to form at least one layer of gel adhered to and/or in contact with the first film, forming a second film into the shape of a second cavity, filling the second cavity with a second component, sealing the first film to the second film to form a sealed cavity comprising at least one chamber containing the first component and the second component. The method may further include wetting and perforating the first film. The unit-dose capsule comprises the sealed container and the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Alan Warren, M. Shawn French, Edward R. Paulsen, Troy H. Alvey, Abey Cherian, Montes Jose Ulibarri, Janet Coope-Epstein, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10706524
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing stained fabric articles are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method for analyzing stained fabric articles includes providing a stained fabric article that includes a foreign oily substance disposed in and/or on the fabric article. At least one image of the stained fabric article is captured using a three-dimensional imaging device, wherein the at least one image is captured in the absence of a colored dyes added to the foreign oily substance in and/or on the fabric article. The at least one image is processed using a contrast function to produce a processed data set. One or more of a processed image or a quantitative data set that is representative of oily substance presence in the viewing area of the three-dimensional imaging device is produced based upon the processed data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Kichar, Maxime Pelletier, Michelle Avelina Piombino, Joseph David Dahlmeyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10597604
    Abstract: Provided herein are solid salt base or sugar base compositions for delivering encapsulated fragrance to textiles, and processes of making and using the compositions for treating textiles. It has been discovered that, during the manufacturing process, premixing a silicon compound and a salt base or sugar base before incorporating an encapsulated fragrance slurry to the salt base or sugar base significantly decreases the encapsulate breakage rate of the solid compositions. Solid encapsulated fragrance compositions prepared by the process allows consumers to experience a long-lasting freshness of their clothes after treating their clothes with the encapsulated fragrance compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Artem Kirshon, Ewa Urszula Sidwa, Patrick Shane Akeem Harewood
  • Publication number: 20190164274
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing stained fabric articles are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method for analyzing stained fabric articles includes providing a stained fabric article that includes a foreign oily substance disposed in and/or on the fabric article. At least one image of the stained fabric article is captured using a three-dimensional imaging device, wherein the at least one image is captured in the absence of a colored dyes added to the foreign oily substance in and/or on the fabric article. The at least one image is processed using a contrast function to produce a processed data set. One or more of a processed image or a quantitative data set that is representative of oily substance presence in the viewing area of the three-dimensional imaging device is produced based upon the processed data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Kichar, Maxime Pelletier, Michelle Avelina Piombino, Joseph David Dahlmeyer, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190144779
    Abstract: Provided herein are solid salt base or sugar base compositions for delivering encapsulated fragrance to textiles, and processes of making and using the compositions for treating textiles. It has been discovered that, during the manufacturing process, premixing a silicon compound and a salt base or sugar base before incorporating an encapsulated fragrance slurry to the salt base or sugar base significantly decreases the encapsulate breakage rate of the solid compositions. Solid encapsulated fragrance compositions prepared by the process allows consumers to experience a long-lasting freshness of their clothes after treating their clothes with the encapsulated fragrance compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Artem Kirshon, Ewa Urszula Sidwa, Patrick Shane Akeem Harewood
  • Publication number: 20190144787
    Abstract: Detergent boosters, detergent systems that include a detergent booster, and methods of laundering fabric are provided herein. In an embodiment, a detergent booster includes a nonionic soil release polymer and, optionally, one or more surfactants with a total amount of surfactant present in an amount of up to 4 weight % based upon a total weight of the detergent booster. The nonionic soil release polymer includes a backbone having ester linkages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Maxime Pelletier, Paul Kichar, Alma Calderon