Patents by Inventor Scott W. Wenzel

Scott W. Wenzel 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: 11311429
    Abstract: Methods and products for maintaining a target pH range of an environment including at least one organism are provided. A method can include releasing a carbon source to the environment. A method can further include allowing the carbon source to be metabolized by the at least one organism and lower a pH of the environment. The method can also include releasing a nitrogen source to the environment. The method can additionally include allowing the nitrogen source to be metabolized by the at least one organism and increase the pH of the environment. The releasing of the carbon source to the environment and the releasing of the nitrogen source to the environment can be selectively timed to control the pH of the environment to the target pH range of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Koenig, Jonathan Hofmekler, Lindsay A. Peed, Jeffery R. Seidling, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20220096287
    Abstract: Methods and products for maintaining a target pH range of an environment including at least one organism are provided. A method can include releasing a carbon source to the environment. A method can further include allowing the carbon source to be metabolized by the at least one organism and lower a pH of the environment. The method can also include releasing a nitrogen source to the environment. The method can additionally include allowing the nitrogen source to be metabolized by the at least one organism and increase the pH of the environment. The releasing of the carbon source to the environment and the releasing of the nitrogen source to the environment can be selectively timed to control the pH of the environment to the target pH range of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Koenig, Jonathan Hofmekler, Lindsay A. Peed, Jeffery R. Seidling, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11260020
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing skin aging resulting from oxidative stress and/or photodamage are disclosed herein. The compositions can be topically applied to a skin region to reduce or prevent skin wrinkles, fine lines, thinning skin, sagging skin, skin dryness, and skin itchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia Piccotti, David J. Tyrrell, Penkanok Sriwiriyanont, Debbie Ngai, Josh Gregorio, Scott W. Wenzel, Rebecca Uelmen, Seungjun ‘Jason’ Lee
  • Patent number: 11252960
    Abstract: Antibacterial compositions and methods for inhibiting bacterial growth are disclosed. The antibacterial compositions can include a carrier and an antibacterial agent including a benzoic acid ester. The benzoic acid ester can have a carbon chain having a length of two to ten. The benzoic acid ester can have a hydroxyl group on the carbon chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Corey T. Cunninghan, Andrew R. Kischnick, Vinod Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 11234905
    Abstract: Nonwoven and elastomeric substrates having formulations disposed thereon, wherein the formulations have improved compatibility with the substrate, are disclosed herein. More particularly, the formulations can be applied on the substrates without compromising the elastomeric properties and overall integrity of the substrate. Laminated articles using one or more of the nonwoven and elastomeric substrates having the formulations disposed thereon are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Scott W. Wenzel, Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Debra Hartley Durrance, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Kroy Donald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11224221
    Abstract: Antibacterial compositions and methods for inhibiting bacterial growth are disclosed. The antibacterial compositions can include a carrier and an antibacterial agent including a benzoic acid ester. The benzoic acid ester can have a carbon chain having a length of two to ten. The benzoic acid ester can have a hydroxyl group on the carbon chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Corey T. Cunninghan, Andrew R. Kischnick, Vinod Chaudhary
  • Publication number: 20220010240
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting microbes from attaching to a surface and anti-adherent compositions are disclosed. One method can include providing an anti-adherent composition that includes an anti-adherent agent configured to inhibit microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent agent can be: Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin crosspolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkylmethacrylate Copolymer, Octocrylene, Ethylene Oxide/Propylene Oxide Block Copolymer, Polyquaternium-101, or any combinations thereof. The method can include applying the composition to the surface and allowing at least some of the composition to remain on the surface such that the anti-adherent agent inhibits microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent composition can include a humectant and can be non-antimicrobial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11168287
    Abstract: Methods of inhibiting microbes from attaching to a surface and anti-adherent compositions are disclosed. One method can include providing an anti-adherent composition that includes an anti-adherent agent configured to inhibit microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent agent can be: Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin crosspolymer, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkylmethacrylate Copolymer, Octocrylene, Ethylene Oxide/Propylene Oxide Block Copolymer, Polyquaternium-101, or any combinations thereof. The method can include applying the composition to the surface and allowing at least some of the composition to remain on the surface such that the anti-adherent agent inhibits microbes from attaching to the surface. The anti-adherent composition can include a humectant and can be non-antimicrobial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11154491
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing skin aging are disclosed herein. The compositions can be topically applied to a skin region to reduce or prevent skin wrinkles, fine lines, thinning skin, sagging skin, skin dryness, and skin itchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat, Jeffery Richard Seidling
  • Patent number: 11147722
    Abstract: Improved skin-adhesive compositions for bonding a substrate, such as an absorbent article, to skin are disclosed. More particularly, the skin-adhesive composition has an improved, yet gentle, adhesion to the skin of a user, while maintaining strong, effective bonding to various inanimate, non-skin substrates. In one embodiment, the skin-adhesive composition can provide one or more skin benefit agents to the user. The skin-adhesive composition may applied to an absorbent article, such as a panty-liner, sanitary napkin, or an incontinence article, for directly adhering the article to the skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Peiguang Zhou, Scott W. Wenzel, Lisha Yu, Corey Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20210307326
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions can include an antimicrobial boosting agent that increases the antimicrobial effectiveness of the composition. A composition can include a carrier providing at least 90% of a total weight of the composition and an antimicrobial agent. The composition can also include an antimicrobial boosting agent comprising an amphocarboxylate. The antimicrobial boosting agent can provide 1.0% or less of the total weight of the composition. The composition can be substantially free from a short-chain alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Kischnick, Corey T. Cunningham, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20210298302
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions can include an antimicrobial boosting agent that increases the antimicrobial effectiveness of the composition. A composition can include a carrier providing at least 90% of a total weight of the composition and an antimicrobial agent. The composition can also include an antimicrobial boosting agent comprising a sultaine. The antimicrobial boosting agent can provide 1.0% or less of the total weight of the composition. The composition can be substantially free from a short-chain alcohol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Kischnick, Corey T. Cunningham, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20210207067
    Abstract: A composition for increasing the adherence of RNA viruses can include a liquid carrier, an adherent agent, and a humectant. The adherent agent can be water soluble or dispersible polyester, Methylcellulose, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, and combinations thereof. The composition can be non-antimicrobial. A method for removing RNA viruses from a surface can include providing a composition for increasing the adherence of RNA viruses, applying the composition to the surface, and removing at least some of the composition from the surface to remove RNA viruses from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20210189167
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting the attachment of DNA viruses to a surface can include a liquid carrier, an anti-adherent agent, and a humectant. The anti-adherent agent can include C12-16 Alkyl PEG-2 Hydroxypropyl Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose. A method for inhibiting the adherence of DNA viruses to a surface can include providing a composition that includes an anti-adherent agent including C12-16 Alkyl PEG-2 Hydroxypropyl Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose. The method can also include applying the composition to the surface to inhibit the adherence of DNA viruses to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20200354591
    Abstract: Compositions for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to surfaces are disclosed. The compositions include a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Vinod Chaudhary, David W. Koenig, Divesh Bhatt, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Scott W. Wenzel, Paige N. Anunson, Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20200345013
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to an animate or inanimate surface is disclosed. The composition includes a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent. The anti-adherent agents include botanical agents such as Soybean extract, Horse chestnut extract, Gypenoside, Resveratrol, Astragalus extract, Rhubarb root extract, Allium cepa extract, Cassia seed extract, Ginkgo biloba extract, and Silymarin, and combinations thereof. The efficacy of the botanical agents is microbe and surface dependent. Various delivery vehicles, including a wipe, may be used to deliver the composition to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Koenig, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Vinod Chaudhary, Scott W. Wenzel, Divesh Bhatt, Yang Huang, Aimin He
  • Patent number: 10646430
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing skin aging are disclosed herein. The compositions can be topically applied to a skin region to reduce or prevent skin wrinkles, fine lines, thinning skin, sagging skin, skin dryness, and skin itchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat, Jeffery Richard Seidling
  • Publication number: 20200120929
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions and methods for inhibiting microbial growth are disclosed. The antimicrobial compositions can include an antimicrobial agent that includes a dihydroxamic acid having a carbon chain length less than or equal to 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Andrew R. Kischnick, Corey T. Cunningham, Vinod Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 10589134
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and methods for maintaining or improving hand health and hygiene. More particularly, the system and methods prevent or overcome skin damage caused by frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers and/or cleansers. The hand care system comprises an article, such as an elastomeric glove, that has a moisturizing liquid liner composition on the skin-contacting surface of the article that delivers a skin health benefit to the skin, a non-irritating hand cleanser capable of moisturizing the skin, and a moisturizing hand sanitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Hoffman, Scott W. Wenzel, David William Koenig, Lisa Flugge-Berendes
  • Patent number: 10548835
    Abstract: Compositions for reducing skin aging are disclosed herein. The compositions can be topically applied to a skin region to reduce or prevent skin wrinkles, fine lines, thinning skin, sagging skin, skin dryness, and skin itchiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat, Jeffery Richard Seidling