Patents by Inventor Sharon Kennedy

Sharon Kennedy 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: 20220202690
    Abstract: A pearling agent including a combination of low HLB surfactants and high HLB surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Mavis Dennis, Cheryl Kozubal, Sharon Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11318003
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including deriving a health profile of a user from a sample taken from the user and displaying a representation of the health profile on a display, wherein the representation of the health profile includes a list of undesirable oral health characteristics that are detectable from the sample. The representation of the health profile may also include a list of desirable oral health characteristics that are detectable from the sample. Furthermore, a user may select one of the undesirable health characteristics, and in response an indication of historical values associated within he selected one of the undesirable health characteristics may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Kelly Gittins, Harsh Mahendra Trivedi, John Gatzemeyer, Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20210369578
    Abstract: Described herein are personal care compositions that includes a carrier; a structuring agent that is ionic; and a surfactant blend comprising a zwitterionic surfactant and cetrimonium chloride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aida Ninfa SALINAS LOPEZ, Federico SANDOVAL, Ramon Arnoldo LOPEZ BACA, Sharon KENNEDY, Alejandro JIMENEZ
  • Patent number: 11147755
    Abstract: An antiperspirant/deodorant composition in the form of stick, cream, or flowable gel may include a carrier that may include a polyhydric alcohol or a mixture of a polyhydric alcohol and water; a thickening agent including a C14-22 fatty acid salt; and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the carrier. The antiperspirant active may include a layered silicate clay and/or an acyl substituted polyvinylpyrrolidone. The antiperspirant/deodorant composition may be primarily free of a C1-5 monohydric alcohol and a metal salt based antiperspirant active, such as aluminum-based antiperspirant active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter Hilliard, Jr., Sharon Kennedy, Darrick Carlone, Cristina Bielli
  • Publication number: 20210059913
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition is disclosed. The aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition may include an oil-in-water emulsion base and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the oil-in-water emulsion base. The antiperspirant active may be primarily an amino acid, calcium carbonate and optionally a zinc-based antiperspirant active and the oil-in-water emulsion base may include an emulsifier having a mixture of steareth-2 and steareth-20; a plant-based oil, a polyol, and water. The zinc-based antiperspirant active may be free of zinc oxide-amino acid-halide complexes, amino acid-halides, and chelated zinc oxide complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter Hilliard, JR., Sharon KENNEDY
  • Patent number: 10933000
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition in the form of stick, cream, or flowable gel includes a carrier that includes a polyhydric alcohol or is a mixture of a polyhydric alcohol and water; a thickening agent including a C14-22 fatty acid salt; and an antiperspirant active and optionally a film-forming polymer dispersed in the carrier. The antiperspirant active is primarily a zinc-based antiperspirant active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter Hilliard, Jr., Sharon Kennedy, Darrick Carlone, Cristina Bielli, Richard Adams
  • Patent number: 10912378
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus including a reservoir containing at least one fluid. A capillary channel extends from the reservoir to deliver the fluids stored in the reservoir through one or more fluid outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, an applicator formed of a capillary material is located within the outlet. A variety of fluids can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a housing defining a reservoir; at least one fluid stored in the reservoir; and a capillary channel in fluid coupling with the at least one fluid, the capillary channel including a first capillary member and a second capillary member that circumferentially surrounds the first capillary member such that the first and second capillary members are concentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Michael Rooney, Robert Moskovich, Thomas Boyd, Sharon Kennedy, Madhusudan Patel, John Gatzemeyer, Alan Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10864147
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition is disclosed. The aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition may include an oil-in-water emulsion base and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the oil-in-water emulsion base. The antiperspirant active may be primarily an amino acid, calcium carbonate and optionally a zinc-based antiperspirant active and the oil-in-water emulsion base may include an emulsifier having a mixture of steareth-2 and steareth-20; a plant-based oil, a polyol, and water. The zinc-based antiperspirant active may be free of zinc oxide-amino acid-halide complexes, amino acid-halides, and chelated zinc oxide complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter Hilliard, Jr., Sharon Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10660736
    Abstract: An oral care device such as an oral care implement or a toothbrush. The oral care device may include a handle and a head. The head may have a plurality of cleaning elements extending therefrom. The head may comprise a channel and a plurality of electrodes may be located within the channel. The electrodes may be coupled to a power source. The electrodes may be used to generate a chemical agent via the application of an electrical potential across the electrodes when in communication with an electrolyte. The chemical agents may include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, chlorine hypochlorite, ions, peroxides, and/or other chemical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Douglas Hohlbein, Heng Cai, Sharon Kennedy, Thomas Mintel, Bruce Russell
  • Patent number: 10639136
    Abstract: A liquid supply apparatus having an internal reservoir. In one embodiment, the invention can be a liquid supply apparatus including a housing having an internal reservoir containing a fluid. A partition member may be positioned within the internal reservoir to divide the internal reservoir into a first chamber and a second chamber. The partition member may include a passageway extending therethrough and terminating as a first opening in a first surface of the partition member and as a second opening in a second surface of the partition member. A capillary member is located within the second chamber and extends from a first end to a second end. The partition member prohibits axial movement of the capillary member into the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Brian Worthington, Sharon Kennedy, Eduardo Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20200129393
    Abstract: An antiperspirant and/or deodorant composition, including a carrier, an antiperspirant and/or deodorant active, one or two surfactants, and a preservative. The composition may optionally include a fragrance and/or an emollient, and may have a pearlescent appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jesus GARCIA, Sharon KENNEDY, Mavis DENNIS, Marian HOLERCA
  • Publication number: 20200016053
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition is disclosed. The antiperspirant/deodorant may include an oil-in-water emulsion base and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the oil-in-water emulsion base. The antiperspirant active may be primarily a zinc-based antiperspirant active and the oil-in-water emulsion base may include an emulsifier comprising a mixture of steareth-2 and steareth-20; a plant-based oil, a polyol, and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter HILLIARD, JR., Sharon KENNEDY, Cristina BIELLI, Richard ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20190374321
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including deriving a health profile of a user from a sample taken from the user and displaying a representation of the health profile on a display, wherein the representation of the health profile includes a list of undesirable oral health characteristics that are detectable from the sample. The representation of the health profile may also include a list of desirable oral health characteristics that are detectable from the sample. Furthermore, a user may select one of the undesirable health characteristics, and in response an indication of historical values associated within he selected one of the undesirable health characteristics may be displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Kelly GITTINS, Harsh Mahendra TRIVEDI, John GATZEMEYER, Eduardo JIMENEZ, Sharon KENNEDY
  • Publication number: 20190358134
    Abstract: An antiperspirant/deodorant composition in the form of stick, cream, or flowable gel may include a carrier that may include a polyhydric alcohol or a mixture of a polyhydric alcohol and water; a thickening agent including a C14-22 fatty acid salt; and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the carrier. The antiperspirant active may include a layered silicate clay and/or an acyl substituted polyvinylpyrrolidone. The antiperspirant/deodorant composition may be primarily free of a C1-5 monohydric alcohol and a metal salt based antiperspirant active, such as aluminum-based antiperspirant active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter HILLIARD, JR., Sharon KENNEDY, Darrick CARLONE, Cristina BIELLI
  • Publication number: 20190321275
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition is disclosed. The aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition may include an oil-in-water emulsion base and an antiperspirant active dispersed in the oil-in-water emulsion base. The antiperspirant active may be primarily an amino acid, calcium carbonate and optionally a zinc-based antiperspirant active and the oil-in-water emulsion base may include an emulsifier having a mixture of steareth-2 and steareth-20; a plant-based oil, a polyol, and water. The zinc-based antiperspirant active may be free of zinc oxide-amino acid-halide complexes, amino acid-halides, and chelated zinc oxide complexes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter HILLIARD, JR., Sharon KENNEDY
  • Publication number: 20190298625
    Abstract: An aluminum-free antiperspirant/deodorant composition in the form of stick, cream, or flowable gel includes a carrier that includes a polyhydric alcohol or is a mixture of a polyhydric alcohol and water; a thickening agent including a C14-22 fatty acid salt; and an antiperspirant active and optionally a film-forming polymer dispersed in the carrier. The antiperspirant active is primarily a zinc-based antiperspirant active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Peter HILLIARD, JR., Sharon KENNEDY, Darrick CARLONE, Cristina BIELLI, Richard ADAMS
  • Patent number: 10398538
    Abstract: A method of monitoring oral health including deriving a health profile of a user from information obtained from a sample taken from the user; displaying a representation of the health profile on a display, wherein the representation of the health profile includes a list of undesirable oral health characteristics that are detectable from the sample and a graphical depiction of an oral cavity divided into a plurality of regions; and wherein in response to selection of a first one of the undesirable oral health characteristics, the representation of the health profile indicates which regions of the user's oral cavity are affected by the first one of the undesirable oral health characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: John J. Gatzemeyer, Elizabeth K. Gittins, Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Harsh M. Trivedi
  • Publication number: 20190239996
    Abstract: An oral care device such as an oral care implement or a toothbrush. The oral care device may include a handle and a head. The head may have a plurality of cleaning elements extending therefrom. The head may comprise a channel and a plurality of electrodes may be located within the channel. The electrodes may be coupled to a power source. The electrodes may be used to generate a chemical agent via the application of an electrical potential across the electrodes when in communication with an electrolyte. The chemical agents may include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, chlorine hypochlorite, ions, peroxides, and/or other chemical agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo JIMENEZ, Douglas HOHLBEIN, Heng CAI, Sharon KENNEDY, Thomas MINTEL, Bruce RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20190191860
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus including a reservoir containing at least one fluid. A capillary channel extends from the reservoir to deliver the fluids stored in the reservoir through one or more fluid outlets via capillary action. In one embodiment, an applicator formed of a capillary material is located within the outlet. A variety of fluids can be administered for therapeutic, hygienic, and/or other benefits. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a housing defining a reservoir; at least one fluid stored in the reservoir; and a capillary channel in fluid coupling with the at least one fluid, the capillary channel including a first capillary member and a second capillary member that circumferentially surrounds the first capillary member such that the first and second capillary members are concentric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo JIMENEZ, Michael ROONEY, Robert MOSKOVICH, Thomas BOYD, Sharon KENNEDY, Madhusudan PATEL, John GATZEMEYER, Alan SORRENTINO
  • Patent number: 10307235
    Abstract: An oral care device such as an oral care implement or a toothbrush. The oral care device may include a handle and a head. The head may have a plurality of cleaning elements extending therefrom. The head may comprise an open space or cavity. A plurality of electrodes may be located within the open space or cavity. The electrodes may be coupled to a voltage source. The electrodes may be used to generate a chemical agent via the application of an electrical potential across the electrodes when in communication with an electrolyte. The chemical agents may include ozone, hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, chlorine hypochlorite, ions, peroxides, and/or other chemical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Jimenez, Douglas J. Hohlbein, Heng Cai, Sharon Kennedy, Thomas Mintel, Bruce M. Russell