Patents by Inventor Michael J. Fevola

Michael J. Fevola 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: 20200189995
    Abstract: A process is incorporated herein for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols, comprising: providing a bio-alkene having a carbon chain of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms and a bio-1-alkene regioselectivity of at least about 80%, at least about 92% and/or at least about 95%; and converting the bio-alkene to a bio-1,2-alkanediol having a carbon chain length of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms. Methods for treating catalysts which may be incorporated in the process for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols are also included herein. Such bio-1,2-alkanediols are used in compositions and products alone as antimicrobial materials, or with existing bio-compounds and/or antimicrobials, preservatives, alternative preservation systems and/or hurdle technology components. The bio-1,2-alkanediols incorporate a natural and bio-based pathway for antimicrobial effects in various compositions such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, industrial and household products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Rocco V. Burgo, Michael E. Wright, Gary B. Mosser, Michael J. Fevola
  • Publication number: 20190289848
    Abstract: A process is incorporated herein for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols, comprising: providing a bio-alkene having a carbon chain of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms and a bio-1-alkene regioselectivity of at least about 80%, at least about 92% and/or at least about 95%; and converting the bio-alkene to a bio-1,2-alkanediol having a carbon chain length of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms. Methods for treating catalysts which may be incorporated in the process for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols are also included herein. Such bio-1,2-alkanediols are used in compositions and products alone as antimicrobial materials, or with existing bio-compounds and/or antimicrobials, preservatives, alternative preservation systems and/or hurdle technology components. The bio-1,2-alkanediols incorporate a natural and bio-based pathway for antimicrobial effects in various compositions such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, industrial and household products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Rocco V. Burgo, Michael E. Wright, Gary B. Mosser, Michael J. Fevola
  • Patent number: 10383804
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improving the experience of bath time that promotes good skin-to-skin contact between caregiver and child are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Christina Irene Lee, Janeta Nikolovski, Katie Rotella, Russel M. Walters, Christina Bishop, Marni Dexter
  • Publication number: 20190241491
    Abstract: A process is incorporated herein for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols, comprising: providing a bio-alkene having a carbon chain of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms and a bio-1-alkene regioselectivity of at least about 80%, at least about 92% and/or at least about 95%; and converting the bio-alkene to a bio-1,2-alkanediol having a carbon chain length of about 5 to about 20 carbon atoms. Methods for treating catalysts which may be incorporated in the process for the synthesis of bio-1,2-alkanediols are also included herein. Such bio-1,2-alkanediols are used in compositions and products alone as antimicrobial materials, or with existing bio-compounds and/or antimicrobials, preservatives, alternative preservation systems and/or hurdle technology components. The bio-1,2-alkanediols incorporate a natural and bio-based pathway for antimicrobial effects in various compositions such as cosmetic, pharmaceutical, industrial and household products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Rocco V. Burgo, Michael E. Wright, Gary B. Mosser, Michael J. Fevola
  • Patent number: 10357444
    Abstract: Compositions of the present invention include an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, an organic acid; and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer and a non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, wherein, when the composition contains the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and when the composition contains the non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and wherein the composition has an NTU value of 95 or less, a yield value of about 0.1 Pascal or more and pH of from about 3 to about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Jeffrey D. Martin, Snehal M. Shah, Aliaksandr Zhuk
  • Publication number: 20190192391
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising a high load of metal oxides that is phase stable and sprayable. It comprises a branched hydrophobically modified ethoxylated urethane copolymer and a hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion copolymer comprising of one or more acrylate monomers and an ethoxylated associative comonomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott Byren, Michael J. Fevola, Jessica Leigh Ledingham, Jeffrey Daniel Martin, Bashar Oussama Salah
  • Patent number: 10285923
    Abstract: Provided are polyglyceryl compositions comprising one or more polyglyceryl compounds having: (a) a node structure comprising at least three contiguous glyceryl remnant units; (b) one or more cationic groups each linked to the node structure by an independently selected linking group; and (c) one or more hydrophobic moieties each independently (i) linked to the node structure by a linking group, or (ii) constituting a portion of one of the one or more cationic groups, wherein the composition has an average degree of polymerization determined by hydroxyl value testing (DPOH) of from about 3 to about 20. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds which may compose such compositions, and uses of the polyglyceryl compositions and compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun, Stacey E. York
  • Publication number: 20190133895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising a high load of metal oxides that is phase stable and sprayable. It comprises a branched hydrophobically modified ethoxylated urethane copolymer and a hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion copolymer comprising of one or more acrylate monomers and an ethoxylated associative comonomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David Scott Byren, Michael J. Fevola, Jessica Leigh Ledingham, Jeffrey Daniel Martin, Bashar Oussama Salah
  • Patent number: 10278905
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition comprising a high load of metal oxides that is phase stable and sprayable. It comprises a branched hydrophobically modified ethoxylated urethane copolymer and a hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion copolymer comprising of one or more acrylate monomers and an ethoxylated associative comonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Byren, Michael J. Fevola, Jessica Leigh Ledingham, Jeffrey Daniel Martin, Bashar Oussama Salah
  • Publication number: 20190091129
    Abstract: Compositions of the invention contain, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, a) a cationic polyelectrolyte, b) at least one surfactant; and (c) from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of an anionic polyelectrolyte, where the weight ratio of the anionic polyelectrolyte to the cationic polyelectrolyte is from about 0.05 to about 1.2, and where the composition exhibits a viscosity change that is below a minimum significant-change-threshold (??min) and exhibits no measurable yield stress or increase in yield stress value when compared to a substantially identical composition that does not contain from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of the anionic polyelectrolyte, at a weight ratio of anionic polyelectrolyte to cationic polyelectrolyte of from about 0.05 to about 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Matthew A. Lohr
  • Patent number: 10159638
    Abstract: Compositions of the invention contain, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, a) a cationic polyelectrolyte, b) at least one surfactant; and (c) from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of an anionic polyelectrolyte, where the weight ratio of the anionic polyelectrolyte to the cationic polyelectrolyte is from about 0.05 to about 1.2, and where the composition exhibits a viscosity change that is below a minimum significant-change-threshold (??min) and exhibits no measurable yield stress or increase in yield stress value when compared to a substantially identical composition that does not contain from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of the anionic polyelectrolyte, at a weight ratio of anionic polyelectrolyte to cationic polyelectrolyte of from about 0.05 to about 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Matthew A. Lohr
  • Publication number: 20180185263
    Abstract: Compositions of the present invention include an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, an organic acid; and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer and a non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, wherein, when the composition contains the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and when the composition contains the non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and wherein the composition has an NTU value of 95 or less, a yield value of about 0.1 Pascal or more and pH of from about 3 to about 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Jeffrey D. Martin, Snehal M. Shah, Aliaksandr Zhuk
  • Patent number: 9993408
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions utilizing a first zwitterionic ammonio-alkanamide and/or zwitterionic ammonio-alkanoate surfactant according to Formula 1 and an ingredient selected from the group consisting a surfactant other than the first zwitterionic surfactant, emulsifiers, conditioning agents, emollients, moisturizers, humectants, thickeners, lubricants, chelating agents, fillers, binding agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, active ingredients, fragrances, dyes, buffering agents, exfoliates, pH adjusters, inorganic salts, solvents, viscosity controlling agents and opacifying agents, wherein the composition is substantially free of alkylamidoamine and aminoalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Patent number: 9937118
    Abstract: Compositions of the present invention include an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, an organic acid; and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer and a non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, wherein, when the composition contains the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and when the composition contains the non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and wherein the composition has an NTU value of 95 or less, a yield value of about 0.1 Pascal or more and pH of from about 3 to about 6.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Jeffrey D. Martin, Snehal M. Shah, Aliaksandr Zhuk
  • Publication number: 20180050107
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions comprising neurosteroids and saponins, methods of making said compositions, and methods of utilizing said compositions to treat or prevent perinatal depression (PND) in a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Thomas M DiMauro, Kevin Wildenhaus, Michael J Fevola, Tobias Johannes Fuetterer
  • Patent number: 9877904
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions utilizing a zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant according to Formula 1 and an ingredient selected from the group consisting a surfactant other than said zwitterionic ester ammonioalkanoate surfactant, emulsifiers, conditioning agents, emollients, moisturizers, humectants, thickeners, lubricants, chelating agents, fillers, binding agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, active ingredients, fragrances, dyes, buffering agents, exfoliates, pH adjusters, inorganic salts, solvents, viscosity controlling agents and opacifying agents, wherein the composition is substantially free of alkylamidoamine and aminoalkylamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Stacey E. York, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Publication number: 20170360680
    Abstract: Compositions of the present invention include an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, an organic acid; and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer and a non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, wherein, when the composition contains the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and when the composition contains the non-crosslinked hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer, the non-hydrophobically modified acid-swellable emulsion polymer is present in an amount of about 0.1% to 5% by weight, and wherein the composition has an NTU value of 95 or less, a yield value of about 0.1 Pascal or more and pH of from about 3 to about 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Jeffrey D. Martin, Snehal M. Shah, Aliaksandr Zhuk
  • Publication number: 20170360688
    Abstract: Compositions of the invention contain, in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, a) a cationic polyelectrolyte, b) at least one surfactant; and (c) from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of an anionic polyelectrolyte, where the weight ratio of the anionic polyelectrolyte to the cationic polyelectrolyte is from about 0.05 to about 1.2, and where the composition exhibits a viscosity change that is below a minimum significant-change-threshold (??min) and exhibits no measurable yield stress or increase in yield stress value when compared to a substantially identical composition that does not contain from about 0.01 to about 1.2 weight percent of the anionic polyelectrolyte, at a weight ratio of anionic polyelectrolyte to cationic polyelectrolyte of from about 0.05 to about 1.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Matthew A. Lohr
  • Publication number: 20170172892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleansing bar having a pH of about 8 or less and that contains a non-soap anionic surfactant, a polyglycerol ester having a peak melting point of about 40° C. or less, a hydrophobic binder, and a water-soluble bar hardener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Congyun Dai, Peifei Fang, Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer
  • Publication number: 20170079898
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions utilizing a first zwitterionic ammonio-alkanamide and/or zwitterionic ammonio-alkanoate surfactant according to Formula 1 and an ingredient selected from the group consisting a surfactant other than the first zwitterionic surfactant, emulsifiers, conditioning agents, emollients, moisturizers, humectants, thickeners, lubricants, chelating agents, fillers, binding agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, active ingredients, fragrances, dyes, buffering agents, exfoliates, pH adjusters, inorganic salts, solvents, viscosity controlling agents and opacifying agents, wherein the composition is substantially free of alkylamidoamine and aminoalkylamine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Tobias J. Fuetterer, Neil Warren Boaz