Patents by Inventor William Richard Mueller

William Richard Mueller 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: 20200289399
    Abstract: Described herein, an anhydrous cosmetic composition includes a first water-absorbing component comprising a mixture of a superabsorbent polymer and a polyquaternium; a second water-absorbing component selected from the group consisting of starch particles, a stearate component, and mixtures thereof; a malodour-controlling component; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; and wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition is essentially free of aluminum-based antiperspirant actives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stevan David JONES, Dean Zimmerman, Mahmoud Eljack, Jorge Max Sunkel, William Richard Mueller, Scott Vierling, Steven Robert Sealschott, Larry Wayne Marshall, Timothy Roy Nijakowski, Carl Edward Catrenich
  • Publication number: 20200289386
    Abstract: Described herein, an anhydrous cosmetic composition includes one or more water-absorbing components; a malodour-controlling component; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition has a burst resistance pressure greater than about 137.9 mBar (2 psi); wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition has a water vapor sorption per 100 g of the composition from about 2.0 g to about 15 g; and wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition is essentially free of aluminium-based antiperspirant actives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stevan David JONES, Dean Zimmerman, Mahmoud Eljack, Jorge Max Sunkel, William Richard Mueller, Scott Vierling, Steven Robert Sealschott, Larry Wayne Marshall, Timothy Roy Nijakowski, Carl Edward Catrenich
  • Publication number: 20200289396
    Abstract: Described herein, an anhydrous cosmetic composition includes a first water-absorbing component having a water vapor sorption greater than about 20 g per 100 g of the first water-absorbing component according to the Water Vapor Sorption Test Method as disclosed herein; a second water-absorbing component having a water vapor sorption from about 8.5 to about 19.9 g per 100 g of the second water-absorbing component according to the Water Vapor Sorption Test Method as disclosed herein; a malodour-controlling component; a cosmetically acceptable carrier; and wherein the anhydrous cosmetic composition is essentially free of aluminum-based antiperspirant actives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stevan David Jones, Dean Zimmerman, Mahmoud Eljack, Jorge Max Sunkel, William Richard Mueller, Scott Vierling, Steven Robert Sealschott, Larry Wayne Marshall, Timothy Roy Nijakowski, Carl Edward Catrenich
  • Patent number: 10111574
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for treating dishware, in which the method comprises the steps of providing a treatment composition comprising a photoactive component, contacting in an appliance the treatment composition with the dishware, and irradiating the treatment composition with visible light. The step of irradiating the treatment composition with visible light is performed with a source of light that is tool free insertable into and removable from the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Robb Richard Gardner, Kady Lynn Willison, William Richard Mueller, Jacob Robert Adams
  • Publication number: 20180092825
    Abstract: Disclosed are hair care compositions, such as conditioners, containing certain glyceride copolymers; and a gel matrix phase comprising one or more high melting point fatty compounds, a cationic surfactant system an aqueous carrier. The oligomers provide hair benefits, for example hair conditioning benefits. Also disclosed are methods of using the hair care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Qing STELLA, Beth Ann SCHUBERT, Luke Andrew ZANNONI, Michael Stephen MAILE, William Richard MUELLER
  • Patent number: 9877559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of shaping a fibrous material and treatment compositions therefor. The method comprises providing a treatment composition comprising an active agent and a photocatalyst, applying the treatment composition to the fibrous material to form a treated fibrous material, mechanically shaping the treated fibrous material, and exposing the treated fibrous material to electromagnetic radiation. The treatment composition comprises an active agent, wherein the active agent comprises a high-polarity functional group, preferably selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl groups, carboxylic acid groups, and combinations thereof; and a photocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Comany
    Inventors: Jacob Robert Adams, William Richard Mueller, Jamie Angel Reed, Stevan A Samuel, Philip Andrew Sawin, Randall Alan Watson, Randy Purnell Washington, Alan David Willey
  • Patent number: 9717676
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions. More specifically, the present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions that may be used to protect surfaces from being soiled or wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vladimir Gartstein, William Richard Mueller, Charles Raymond Degenhardt, Hiroshi Oh, Steven Daryl Smith, Nicholas David Vetter
  • Publication number: 20150208896
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for treating dishware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Robb Richard Gardner, Kady Lynn Willison, William Richard Mueller, Jacob Robert Adams
  • Publication number: 20150210964
    Abstract: Consumer product compositions comprise a water soluble organic photoactivator, an electron acceptor which accepts an electron from the photoactivator when the photoactivator is in a photo-excited state and/or reduced state, and a benefit active precursor which converts into a benefit active agent via electron transfer. The electron acceptor is preferably not covalently linked to the photoactivator. Also disclosed are methods of making a benefit active, comprising exposing the consumer product compositions to light, preferably having a wavelength greater than about 350 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Jacob Robert Adams, Kady Lynn Willison, Kenneth Edward Yelm, Gregory Mark Bunke, William Richard Mueller, Robb Richard Gardner
  • Publication number: 20150173479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of shaping a fibrous material and treatment compositions therefor. The method comprises providing a treatment composition comprising an active agent and a photocatalyst, applying the treatment composition to the fibrous material to form a treated fibrous material, mechanically shaping the treated fibrous material, and exposing the treated fibrous material to electromagnetic radiation. The treatment composition comprises an active agent, wherein the active agent comprises a high-polarity functional group, preferably selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl groups, carboxylic acid groups, and combinations thereof; and a photocatalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Jacob Robert Adams, William Richard Mueller, Jamie Angel Reed, Stevan A Samuel, Philip Andrew Sawin, Randall Alan Watson, Randy Purnell Washington, Alan David Willey
  • Publication number: 20150030643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions. More specifically, the present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions that may be used to protect surfaces from being soiled or wetted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Vladimir Gartstein, William Richard Mueller, Charles Raymond Degenhardt, Hiroshi Oh, Steven Daryl Smith, Nicholas David Vetter
  • Patent number: 8883710
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions comprising an active material having groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. Also included herein is a method for treating a substrate with these compositions. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in consumer care and personal care product applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Ellen Schmidt Baker, William Richard Mueller, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides
  • Publication number: 20100247800
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions comprising an active material having groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. Also included herein is a method for treating a substrate with these compositions. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in consumer care and personal care product applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Ellen Schmidt Baker, William Richard Mueller, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides
  • Publication number: 20090285768
    Abstract: The various embodiments provide a composition including an active material having functional groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. The compositions may also include surfactants, emulsifiers, oxidants, and other components. A method for treating a substrate is also disclosed. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in personal care product and consumer care product applications, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Ellen Schmidt Baker, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides, James Charles Dunbar, Timothy James Felts, William Richard Mueller, Bryan Patrick Murphy, Alan David Wiley
  • Patent number: 7360724
    Abstract: A nozzle is provided for use in a dynamic electrostatic air filter, in which the nozzle includes an internal electrode that charges a semiconductive liquid, and includes an external electrode that assists in breaking the liquid into droplets in a predetermined direction. Banks of multiple nozzles are also disclosed, which are separated by a charged “separation electrode” to prevent interference with spray patterns between adjacent banks. An electrostatic fountain is also disclosed which discharges a fragrance, or an inhalable medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Vladimir Gartstein, Chinto Benjamin Gaw, John Rolland Shaw, William Richard Mueller, Krista Beth Comstock
  • Patent number: 6048830
    Abstract: A laundry agent delivery particle is provided. The particle comprises: a) a porous carrier selected from the group consisting of Zeolite X, Zeolite Y and mixtures thereof, the porous carrier including a number of pore openings; and b) a release barrier having at least one deliverable agent residue and at least one size enlarging agent residue, the deliverable agent residue being incorporated into the porous carrier, the size enlarging agent residue having a hydrophilic portion and a hydrophobic portion, the hydrophilic portion incorporated into the porous carrier and in conjunction with the deliverable agent residue forming the release barrier wherein the cross-sectional area of the release barrier within the porous carrier is larger than the cross-sectional area of the pore openings of the porous carrier. Preferred size enlarging agents include those having a fatty chain or alcohol chain in the hydrophobic portion, such as nonionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lois Sara Gallon, William Richard Mueller, Robert Ya-Lin Pan
  • Patent number: 5691303
    Abstract: Granular detergent compositions comprise conventional ingredients and a perfume delivery system which comprises Type X or Type Y Zeolites having a perfume releasably adsorbed within their pores, and a barrier matrix comprising a fluid polyol or diol which is insoluble with the perfume and a solid polyol containing more than three hydroxyl moieties. Methods of depositing said perfume onto fabric surfaces are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Ya-Lin Pan, Jing-Feng You, Gregory Stephen Caravajal, Sharon Anne Graves, William Richard Mueller