Patents by Inventor Thomas McGee

Thomas McGee 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: 20020148994
    Abstract: A fabric refreshing composition is disclosed, which provides long-lasting fragrance retention, malodor reduction, and wrinkle abatement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Gerald Hart, Guy Edward Naish
  • Patent number: 6440912
    Abstract: A post-foaming composition in combination with a dispenser adapted to dispense a fine stream of the composition onto skin that foams upon contact. The composition contains a material which is a volatile liquid at atmospheric pressure and between 5%-50% w/w surfactant solids. The composition may be dispensed as a mist, foam, gel or liquid at a rate between 0.5 grams/sec and 10 grams/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Reuven Sarraf, Steven Semoff
  • Publication number: 20020055452
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fragrance delivery vehicle including a water insoluble oil, a conditioner containing a cationic active at a level above about 0.5%(wt), and at least about 0.1%(wt) of a fragrance composition comprising a first aroma chemical with a clogP of 3.0 or less and a second aroma chemical having a clogP of at least 4.0. Processes for conditioning and fragrancing a substrate, for enhancing the fragrance of a consumer product, and for designing a fragrance delivery vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Richard P. Sgaramella, Stuart Bernard Fraser
  • Publication number: 20020033058
    Abstract: Aroma chemicals emitted from an aroma-emitting source are obtained by an apparatus and process for obtaining the chemicals. The apparatus includes the use of one or more capillary tubes which have on their interior surfaces an absorbent material, a suction device for drawing the aroma chemicals through the capillary tubes, and a connecting tube which connects the capillary tubes and the suction device. A system for collecting and analyzing the aroma chemicals emitted from an aroma-emitting source is disclosed which has one or more capillary tubes, a suction device, a connecting tube, a thermal desorber which desorbs the aroma chemicals directly from the capillary tubes, a cryogenic focusing device, and a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN-ROURE (INTERNATIONAL) SA.
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Kenneth Leo Purzycki
  • Patent number: 6354135
    Abstract: Aroma chemicals emitted from an aroma-emitting source are obtained by an apparatus and process for obtaining the chemicals. The apparatus includes the use of one or more capillary tubes which have on their interior surfaces an absorbent material, a suction device for drawing the aroma chemicals through the capillary tubes, and a connecting tube which connects the capillary tubes and the suction device. A system for collecting and analyzing the aroma chemicals emitted from an aroma-emitting source is disclosed which has one or more capillary tubes, a suction device, a connecting tube, a thermal desorber which desorbs the aroma chemicals directly from the capillary tubes, a cryogenic focusing device, and a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Givauden Roure (International) SA
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Kenneth Leo Purzycki
  • Publication number: 20020002123
    Abstract: A post-foaming composition in combination with a dispenser adapted to dispense a fine stream of the composition onto skin that foams upon contact. The composition contains a material which is a volatile liquid at atmospheric pressure and between 5%-50% w/w surfactant solids. The composition may be dispensed as a mist, foam, gel or liquid at a rate between 0.5 grams/sec and 10 grams/sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 1999
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: THOMAS MCGEE, REUVEN SARRAF, STEVEN SEMOFF
  • Publication number: 20010027958
    Abstract: A container made up of a container and the corresponding cover for keeping a liquid or solid consumer product, such as a cosmetic product, a personal care product, a medical product, a household product or the like, tightly sealed, while simultaneously making the fragrance of this product available to the outside. The container or the cover has a chamber suitable to receive a fragranced insert, and the chamber has at least one perforation through which the fragranced insert is at least partially exposed to the outside and the chamber has a seal separating the fragranced insert from the inside of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventors: John Short, Thomas McGee
  • Patent number: 6185363
    Abstract: A video indexing system analyzes contents of source video and develops a visual table of contents using selected images. The source video is analyzed to detect video cuts from one scene to another, and static scenes. Keyframes are selected for each significant scene. A keyframe filtering process filters out less desired frames including, for example, unicolor frames, or those frames having a same object as a primary focus or one primary focuses. A visual index is created from those frames remaining after the keyframe filtering and stored for retrieval. The visual index may be retrieved by a user who may then display the visual index on a display. The user may select one of the frames displayed in the visual index and the source video may be manually (by the user) or automatically advanced to that frame of the source video. Additionally, a user may print the visual index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Nevenka Dimitrova, Thomas McGee, Jan Hermanus Elenbaas
  • Patent number: 6137544
    Abstract: A video indexing system analyzes contents of source video and develops a visual table of contents using selected images. A system for detecting significant scenes detects video cuts from one scene to another, and static scenes based on DCT coefficients and macroblocks. A keyframe filtering process filters out less desired frames including, for example, unicolor frames, or those frames having a same object as a primary focus or one primary focuses. Commercials may also be detected and frames of commercials eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Nevenka Dimitrova, Thomas McGee, Jan Hermanus Elenbaas
  • Patent number: 6125229
    Abstract: A video indexing system analyzes contents of source video and develops a visual table of contents using selected images. The source video is analyzed to detect video cuts from one scene to another, and static scenes. Keyframes are selected for each significant scene. A keyframe filtering process filters out less desired frames including, for example, unicolor frames, or those frames having a same object as a primary focus or one primary focuses. A visual index is created from those frames remaining after the keyframe filtering and stored for retrieval. The visual index may be retrieved by a user who may then display the visual index on a display. The user may select one of the frames displayed in the visual index and the source video may be manually (by the user) or automatically advanced to that frame of the source video. Additionally, a user may print the visual index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Nevenka Dimitrova, Thomas McGee, Jan Hermanus Elenbaas
  • Patent number: 5585343
    Abstract: Oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O) microemulsions of fragrance product formulations are provided. The microemulsions are clear or at least translucent, sprayable, and non-sticky. Novel combinations of anionic surfactant components (a) and hydrophilic coactives (highly water soluble component (b) or a mixture of highly water soluble (b)(i) and less water soluble polar (b)(ii) components) are used to obtain fragrance product formulations that are free or substantially free of ethanol. The anionic surfactants have a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance ("HLB") modified by the use of classes of anionic surfactant components (a) and commercially available hydrophilic component coactives ((b) or mixture of (b)(i) and (b)(ii)), not previously recognized as effective in this type of system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Givaudan-Roure Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, Saroja Narasimhan, Caryl E. Yeager
  • Patent number: 4071456
    Abstract: A fabric-softening composition comprises a dispersing agent, in particular a detergent-active compound, and a sultone of from 14 to 30 carbon atoms of the structure ##STR1## in which each of R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 is H or an aliphatic hydrocarbon radical having a chain of from 1 to 27 carbon atoms, at least one of R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 has a chain of at least 10 carbon atoms, and n is 1 or 2. Fabrics are softened by treatment with such a composition in the form of a dilute aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1978
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company
    Inventors: Thomas McGee, David William Roberts