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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190357533
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Corey T. Cunninghan, Andrew R. Kischnick, Vinod Chaudhary
  • Patent number: 10406081
    Abstract: Multi-functional base emulsions that can be used to form a variety of cosmetic compositions are disclosed. In one aspect, a cosmetic emulsion can include a water phase including about 10% to about 67.5% water by total weight of the cosmetic emulsion. The cosmetic emulsion can also include an oil phase that includes (a) stearalkonium hectorite, and (b) a silicone alkyl polyether selected from the group consisting of: PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, PEG/PPG-20/15 dimethicone, and Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy A. Mundschau, YoenJung Lee, Scott W. Wenzel, Jeffery R. Seidling
  • Publication number: 20190177667
    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: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 10307351
    Abstract: Substrates having formulations disposed thereon, wherein the formulations have improved transfer rates from the substrate to skin, are disclosed herein. More particularly, the formulations can be applied to nonwoven, particularly elastomeric substrates, as well as tissue paper, and can be easily and efficiently transferred from the substrate to the skin of a user upon intimate contact thereto. Laminated articles using one or more of the substrates having the formulations disposed thereon are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Scott W. Wenzel, Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Kroy Donald Johnson, Bernard J. Minerath
  • Patent number: 10292916
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to alcohol-based anti-adherent compositions that do not adhere to or attract Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria once it is applied to a surface and dried. The composition may include as anti-adherent agents, hydrophilic film-formers such as cellulosics, gums, acrylates, nonionic polymers, and anionic polymers. Examples of anti-adherent agents include Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Cellulose gum, Acacia Senegal Gum; Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester; Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer; Acrylates Copolymer, and any combination thereof. The anti-adherent may be applied to surfaces using a vehicle such as a wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Chaudhary, Scott W. Wenzel, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, David W. Koenig, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Divesh Bhatt, Paige N. Hollmaier (Anunson), Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Patent number: 10238107
    Abstract: Compositions for inhibiting the attachment of microbes to a biotic or abiotic surface are disclosed. The compositions include a carrier and an effective amount of an anti-adherent agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Chaudhary, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, David W. Koenig, Divesh Bhatt, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Scott W. Wenzel, Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20190015312
    Abstract: A cosmetic formulation can include a salt based cosmetic astringent and an active peptide. The salt based cosmetic astringent can form at least about 0.1% by total weight of the cosmetic formulation. The active peptide can include at least one of (i) a dipeptide including Arginine and Tyrosine and (ii) an oligopeptide with at least four amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: YoenJung Lee, Scott W. Wenzel, Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20190015308
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to alcohol-based anti-adherent compositions that do not adhere to or attract Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria once it is applied to a surface and dried. The composition may include as anti-adherent agents, hydrophilic film-formers such as cellulosics, gums, acrylates, nonionic polymers, and anionic polymers. Examples of anti-adherent agents include Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Cellulose gum, Acacia Senegal Gum; Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester; Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer; Acrylates Copolymer, and any combination thereof. The anti-adherent may be applied to surfaces using a vehicle such as a wipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Vinod Chaudhary, Scott W. Wenzel, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, David W. Koenig, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Divesh Bhatt, Paige N. Hollmaier (Anunson), Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20180344622
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Lucia Piccotti, David J. Tyrrell, Penkanok Sriwiriyanont, Debbie Ngai, Josh Gregorio, Scott W. Wenzel, Rebecca Uelmen, Seungjun 'Jason' Lee
  • Patent number: 10123964
    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: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat
  • Patent number: 10111824
    Abstract: Cosmetic emulsions are disclosed that can remain stable even with relatively high salt based cosmetic astringent content. In one aspect, an emulsion can include a water phase including water and a rheology modifier including Microcrystalline Cellulose and Cellulose Gum. The emulsion can also include an oil phase comprising Steareth-2 and Glyceryl Stearate and an emulsifier selected from the group consisting of: Steareth-20, Steareth-21, and combinations thereof. The emulsion can include a salt based cosmetic astringent providing at least about 1.0% of the emulsion by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: YoenJung Lee, Stacy A. Mundschau, Scott W. Wenzel, Jeffery R. Seidling
  • Patent number: 10071049
    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: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, David J. Tyrrell, Alencia Vanay Grice, Stephanie VandeVen Teat
  • Patent number: 10028899
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to alcohol-based anti-adherent compositions that do not adhere to or attract Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria once it is applied to a surface and dried. The composition may include as anti-adherent agents, hydrophilic film-formers such as cellulosics, gums, acrylates, nonionic polymers, and anionic polymers. Examples of anti-adherent agents include Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Cellulose gum, Acacia Senegal Gum; Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, VP/Dimethyl-aminoethylmethacrylate/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester; Acrylates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, VP/Polycarbamyl Polyglycol Ester, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer; Acrylates Copolymer, and any combination thereof. The anti-adherent may be applied to surfaces using a vehicle such as a wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod Chaudhary, Scott W. Wenzel, Kathleen C. Engelbrecht, David W. Koenig, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel, Divesh Bhatt, Paige N. Anunson, Stacy A. Mundschau
  • Publication number: 20180200168
    Abstract: Substrates having formulations disposed thereon, wherein the formulations have improved transfer rates from the substrate to skin, are disclosed herein. More particularly, the formulations can be applied to nonwoven, particularly elastomeric substrates, as well as tissue paper, and can be easily and efficiently transferred from the substrate to the skin of a user upon intimate contact thereto. Laminated articles using one or more of the substrates having the formulations disposed thereon are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Stacy Averic Mundschau, Scott W. Wenzel, Lisa Ann Flugge-Berendes, Jonathan Kyle Arendt, Kroy Donald Johnson, Bernard J. Minerath