Patents by Inventor Neil Joseph Lant

Neil Joseph Lant 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: 11111459
    Abstract: The need for a laundry detergent composition which provides improved removal of stains comprising a combination of mannans and other polysaccharides, is met using a combination of detersive surfactant and a cocktail of enzymes comprising a xanthan endoglucanase, a xanthan lyase, and a mannanase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giulia Ottavia Bianchetti, Neil Joseph Lant, Steven George Patterson
  • Publication number: 20210147765
    Abstract: A cleaning kit comprising a cleaning agent comprising a supporting substrate and an oxidoreductase mediator. The oxidoreductase-mediator is immobilized on the supporting substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Montserrat Guadalupe VASQUEZ VALDIVIESO, Neil Joseph LANT, Steven George PATTERSON
  • Publication number: 20210130737
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles, wherein the particles comprise: at least 40% by weight of the particles of a non-germinant carrier; and from about 0.0001% to about 5% by weight of the particles of a bacterial composition including bacterial endospores; and wherein each of the particles has a mass between about 1 mg to about 5000 mg, preferably between about 5 mg and about 200 mg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Samuel Kimani NJOROGE, Julie Marie PORTER, Neil Joseph LANT
  • Patent number: 10988715
    Abstract: A method of treating cotton comprising: (i) contacting cotton with an aqueous wash liquor comprising water and an endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme; (ii) optionally rinsing the cotton; and (iii) drying the cotton. The wash liquor may contain surfactant. The cotton may be contacted with the aqueous wash liquor with agitation. The method may be for removal of callose from cotton. The method may be for the manufacture of a cotton-containing fabric having improved whiteness maintenance, soil repellency, reduced malodour, anti-wrinkle benefits, and/or improved drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Neil Joseph Lant
  • Publication number: 20210095229
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions that include a linear copolymer. Methods and uses relating to such compositions and/or graft copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Renae Dianna FOSSUM, Neil Joseph LANT, Samantha Jo COST, Lidiany GONZALEZ, Paul David THORNTON, Saskia Jane BOARDMAN, Adam Simon HAYWARD
  • Publication number: 20210095232
    Abstract: A method of treating a textile in which a textile is contacted with an aqueous solution comprising a nuclease enzyme, preferably a deoxyribonuclease or ribonuclease enzyme and low levels of alkyl benzene sulphonate surfactant, and optionally rinsing and drying the textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Neil Joseph LANT, Rebecca Louise WOOD, Jeremie Robert Marcel GUMMEL
  • Publication number: 20210071117
    Abstract: A cleaning agent comprising a supporting substrate with an oxidoreductase enzyme immobilized thereon wherein the oxidoreductase enzyme is selected from oxidoreductase enzymes having an enzyme classification number selected from the group consisting of E.C. 1.1-1.10 and E.C. 1.12-1.99.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Montserrat Guadalupe Vasquez Valdivieso, Neil Joseph LANT, Steven George PATTERSON
  • Publication number: 20210054311
    Abstract: Use of a detergent composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to impart suds longevity in a washing process. A method for promoting suds longevity in a washing process for washing soiled articles, comprising the step of: delivering a composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled article in the liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Neil Joseph LANT, Jean-Luc Philippe BETTIOL, Denis Alfred GONZALES
  • Publication number: 20200399562
    Abstract: A method of treating a fabric, comprising contacting the fabric with an aqueous liquor comprising a fabric care component selected from the group consisting of cationic softening-compounds, silicone softening-compounds, paraffins, dispersible polyolefins, waxes and mixtures thereof; and contacting the fabric with an aqueous liquor comprising a nuclease enzyme, preferably a deoxyribonuclease or ribonuclease enzyme. The aqueous liquor may be provided by adding a cleaning or treatment composition to water. Preferably the composition comprises a surfactant, the wash liquor comprising from 0.05 to 4 g/l of a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Rebecca Louise Wood, Jeremie Robert Marcel Gummel
  • Patent number: 10858616
    Abstract: Use of a detergent composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to impart suds longevity in a washing process. A method for promoting suds longevity in a washing process for washing soiled articles, comprising the step of: delivering a composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled article in the liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Denis Alfred Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10844328
    Abstract: Bleach-containing automatic dishwashing cleaning composition including a new amylase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Philip Frank Souter, David John Tarbit, Torsten Bak Regueira, Bitten Plesner, Thomas Holberg Blicher, Anne Dorte Houg, Sofia Arnehed, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Carsten Andersen, Euan John Magennis
  • Patent number: 10800997
    Abstract: Detergent compositions comprising polypeptide variants and methods of cleaning and/or treatment of surfaces using such compositions, and fabric treatment compositions comprising polypeptide variants. The compositions may comprise surfactants: anionic, nonionic and/or cationic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lars Beier, Klaus Gori, Lars Henrik Oestergaard, Lars Giger, Annette Helle Johansen, Gernot J. Abel, Neil Joseph Lant
  • Publication number: 20200308507
    Abstract: The need for a laundry detergent composition which provides improved removal of stains comprising a combination of mannans and other polysaccharides, is met using a combination of detersive surfactant and a cocktail of enzymes comprising a xanthan endoglucanase, a xanthan lyase, and a mannanase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Giulia Ottavia BIANCHETTI, Neil Joseph LANT, Steven George PATTERSON
  • Publication number: 20200299620
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions comprising endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme and cleaning adjunct. Methods of treating surfaces including fabrics by contacting the surface with an aqueous was liquor having the cleaning composition therein. The compositions and methods are particularly for cleaning cotton fabrics. The compositions and methods are particularly for removal of soils containing callose, curdlan, pachyman, scleroglucan or schizophyllan. The compositions and methods are particularly for improving whiteness of a fabric, improved soil removal from a fabric, for malodour removal from a fabric, for anti-wrinkle benefits and/or for improved drying of a fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Joseph LANT, Katherine Esther LATIMER
  • Patent number: 10781408
    Abstract: Detergent compositions comprising polypeptide variants and methods of cleaning and/or treatment of surfaces using such compositions, and fabric treatment compositions comprising polypeptide variants. The compositions may comprise surfactants: anionic, nonionic and/or cationic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lars Henrik Oestergaard, Lars Giger, Annette Helle Johansen, Lars Beier, Jürgen Carsten Franz Knötzel, Gernot J. Abel, Klaus Gori, Neil Joseph Lant
  • Publication number: 20200291333
    Abstract: A method of treating cotton comprising: (i) contacting cotton with an aqueous wash liquor comprising water and an endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme; (ii) optionally rinsing the cotton; and (iii) drying the cotton. The wash liquor may contain surfactant. The cotton may be contacted with the aqueous wash liquor with agitation. The method may be for removal of callose from cotton. The method may be for the manufacture of a cotton-containing fabric having improved whiteness maintenance, soil repellency, reduced malodour, anti-wrinkle benefits, and/or improved drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventor: Neil Joseph LANT
  • Publication number: 20200291332
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods of cleaning comprising endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme and surfactant. The weight ratio of surfactant to active endo-?-1,3-glucanase enzyme protein is at least about 1000:1. The compositions and methods are particularly for cleaning cotton fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Neil Joseph LANT, Katherine Esther LATIMER
  • Patent number: 10723976
    Abstract: A fabric softener composition comprising a quaternary ammonium ester fabric softener compound and an enzyme selected from specific nuclease enzymes, galactanase enzymes and mannanase enzymes. Also, methods of treating a fabric comprising a laundering step, optional rinsing steps and a rinse-treatment step in which the fabric is treated with an aqueous rinse liquor comprising the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Klaus Gori
  • Patent number: 10717948
    Abstract: A method of laundering a fabric comprising the steps of; (i) contacting the fabric with a cutinase, (ii) contacting the fabric from step (i) with a soil; (iii) contacting the fabric from step (ii) with a laundry detergent composition, wherein the laundry detergent composition comprises a hueing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Linsey Sarah Bennie, Steven George Patterson, Lindsay Suzanne Bewick
  • Patent number: 10689603
    Abstract: A detergent composition including an oleic acid-transforming enzyme and a surfactant system. Furthermore, a method of manually washing articles including the steps of: delivering a composition including an oleic acid-transforming enzyme and a surfactant system to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled articles, in the liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Denis Alfred Gonzales