Patents by Inventor Robert Dicosimo

Robert Dicosimo 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: 11390692
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed herein comprising dextran that comprises (i) 87-93 wt % glucose linked at positions 1 and 6; (ii) 0.1-1.2 wt % glucose linked at positions 1 and 3; (iii) 0.1-0.7 wt % glucose linked at positions 1 and 4; (iv) 7.7-8.6 wt % glucose linked at positions 1, 3 and 6; and (v) about 0.4-1.7 wt % glucose linked at (a) positions 1, 2 and 6, or (b) positions 1, 4 and 6. Aqueous forms of this composition have enhanced viscosity profiles. Further disclosed are methods of using compositions comprising dextran, such as increasing the viscosity of an aqueous composition. Enzymatic reactions for producing dextran are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Rakesh Nambiar, Rong Guan, Qiong Cheng, Robert Dicosimo, Jayme L. Paullin, Yuanfeng Liang, Charles R. Powley, Yefim Brun
  • Patent number: 11376206
    Abstract: A two-phase oral care whitening composition including a hydrophobic phase and a hydrophilic phase, and methods for oral care whitening teeth with the same are provided. The hydrophobic phase may include a source of hydrogen peroxide and an acyl donor. The hydrophilic phase may include an enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor. At least one of the hydrophobic phase and the hydrophilic phase may further include at least one surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Mahmoud Hassan, Xiang Chen, Shyamala Pillai, Guofeng Xu, LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman, Suman Chopra, Robert Dicosimo, Mark S. Payne
  • Patent number: 11352589
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark Payne, Zheng You
  • Publication number: 20220142880
    Abstract: Described herein are oral care compositions, comprising a peroxydone complex, a dispersant, and a polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymer structure-building agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang YUAN, Guofeng XU, Robert DICOSIMO, Sharon HAYNIE
  • Patent number: 11304889
    Abstract: An oral care composition including a hydrophobic phase and a hydrophilic phase is disclosed. The hydrophobic phase may include a source of hydrogen peroxide and an acyl donor, and the hydrophilic phase may include an enzyme having perhydrolytic activity that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shyamala Pillai, Guofeng Xu, LaTonya Kilpatrick-Liverman, Xiang Chen, Suman Chopra, Robert Dicosimo, Mark S. Payne, Mahmoud Hassan
  • Patent number: 11261264
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced soluble ?-glucan fiber composition is provided suitable for use as a digestion resistant fiber in food and feed applications. The soluble ?-glucan fiber composition can be blended with one or more additional food ingredients to produce fiber-containing compositions. Methods for the production and use of compositions comprising the soluble ?-glucan fiber are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Qiong Cheng, Robert DiCosimo, Arthur Ouwehand, Zheng You, Mark S. Payne, Jian Ping Lai, Kristin Ruebling-Jass, Steven Cary Rothman
  • Publication number: 20210395705
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glucosyltransferases with modified amino acid sequences. Such engineered enzymes exhibit improved alpha-glucan product yields and/or lower leucrose yields, for example. Further disclosed are reactions and methods in which engineered glucosyltransferases are used to produce alpha-glucan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yougen Li, MARK S. PAYNE, JARED B. PARKER, SLAVKO KRALJ, VELI ALKAN, RICHARD R. BOTT, ROBERT DICOSIMO, QIONG CHENG, ELLEN D. SEMKE, SUSAN MARIE HENNESSEY
  • Publication number: 20210308032
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an enzyme and an anhydrous matrix that at least partially stabilizes the enzyme. The anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a thickener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang YUAN, Guofeng XU, Jennifer GRONLUND, Robert DICOSIMO, Sharon HAYNIE, Mark PAYNE
  • Patent number: 11090243
    Abstract: An oral care composition, including a non-aqueous dispersant and an amphiphilic copolymer structure-building agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang Yuan, Guofeng Xu, Robert DiCosimo, Sharon L. Haynie
  • Patent number: 11090241
    Abstract: An oral care composition, including a non-aqueous dispersant and a fatty acid structure-building agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang Yuan, Guofeng Xu, Robert DiCosimo, Sharon L. Haynie
  • Publication number: 20210228691
    Abstract: An oral care composition, including a catalyzing enzyme and an anhydrous matrix configured to at least partially stabilize the catalyzing enzyme, wherein the anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a surfactant mixture including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), Betaine, and a poloxamer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang YUAN, Paloma PIMENTA, Dennis ONTUMI, Jennifer GRONLUND, Robert DICOSIMO, Sharon HAYNIE, Mark S. PAYNE
  • Publication number: 20210206819
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are proteins capable of forming glucans having alpha-1,2 linkages/branches, reactions and methods for producing such glucan, compositions comprising such glucan, and various applications thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: QIONG CHENG, ROBERT DICOSIMO, JAHNAVI CHANDRA PRASAD, ZHENGHONG ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11033476
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an orally acceptable vehicle is disclosed. The orally acceptable vehicle includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, and an enzyme that catalyzes the generation of peracetic acid between the source of hydrogen peroxide and the acyl donor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Gronlund, Guofeng Xu, Venda Porter Maloney, Junhong Mao, Shaotang Yuan, Suman Chopra, Jodie Parker, Rajnish Kohli, Robert Dicosimo, Kari A. Fosser, Sharon L. Haynie, Mark S. Payne, John T. Gannon
  • Patent number: 11033475
    Abstract: An oral care composition including an enzyme and an anhydrous matrix that at least partially stabilizes the enzyme. The anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a thickener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang Yuan, Guofeng Xu, Jennifer Gronlund, Robert Dicosimo, Sharon Haynie, Mark Payne
  • Publication number: 20210171867
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark S. Payne, Jahnavi Chandra Prasad, Zheng You
  • Publication number: 20210171868
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark Payne, Zheng You
  • Patent number: 11028373
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glucosyltransferases with modified amino acid sequences. Such engineered enzymes exhibit improved alpha-glucan product yields and/or lower leucrose yields, for example. Further disclosed are reactions and methods in which engineered glucosyltransferases are used to produce alpha-glucan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Yougen Li, Mark S. Payne, Jared B. Parker, Slavko Kralj, Veli Alkan, Richard R. Bott, Robert Dicosimo, Qiong Cheng, Ellen D. Semke, Susan Marie Hennessey
  • Patent number: 10973885
    Abstract: An oral care composition, including a catalyzing enzyme and an anhydrous matrix configured to at least partially stabilize the catalyzing enzyme, wherein the anhydrous matrix includes a source of hydrogen peroxide, an acyl donor, a non-aqueous anhydrous liquid, and a surfactant mixture including sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), Betaine, and a poloxamer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Shaotang Yuan, Paloma Pimenta, Dennis Ontumi, Jennifer Gronlund, Robert Dicosimo, Sharon Haynie, Mark S. Payne
  • Patent number: 10907185
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced soluble ?-glucan fiber composition is provided suitable for use as a digestion resistant fiber in food and feed applications. The soluble ?-glucan fiber composition can be blended with one or more additional food ingredients to produce fiber-containing compositions. Methods for the production and use of compositions comprising the soluble ?-glucan fiber are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIENCES USA, LLC
    Inventors: Qiong Cheng, Robert Dicosimo, Arthur Ouwehand, Zheng You, Jian Ping Lai, Zheyong Yu, Zhenghong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10876074
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DuPont Industrial Biosciences USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark S Payne, Jahnavi Chandra Prasad, Zheng You