Enzyme Component Of Specific Activity Or Source (e.g., Protease, Of Bacterial Origin, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/300)
  • Patent number: 10550443
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions having an amylase enzyme and a glycosyl hydrolase enzyme. Methods of making and using cleaning compositions having an amylase enzyme and a glycosyl hydrolase enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Neil Joseph Lant
  • Patent number: 10526565
    Abstract: A detergent composition, preferably a manual dishwashing detergent composition comprising a surfactant system and a fatty acid decarboxylase enzyme and method of manually washing soiled articles, comprising the step of: delivering a composition to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled articles, in the wash liquor, or delivering a composition optionally in the presence of water, directly onto a soiled article, or onto a cleaning implement, and using the cleaning implement to clean the soiled article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Denis Alfred Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10414856
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyetheramines based on 1,3-dialcohols, in particular to an etheramine mixture comprising at least 90% by weight, based on the total weight of the etheramine mixture, of an amine of Formula (I) and/or (II), wherein R1-R12 are independently selected from H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, or arylalkyl, wherein at least one of R1-R6 and at least one of R7-R12 is different from H, wherein A1-A9 are independently selected from linear or branched alkylenes having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein Z1-Z4 are independently selected OH, CH2CH2CH2NH2, NH2, NHR? or NR?R?, wherein the degree of amination is <50%, wherein R? and R? are independently selected from alkylenes having 2-6 carbon atoms, and wherein the sum of x+y is in the range of from 2 to 200, wherein x?1 and y?1; and x1+y1 is in the range of from 2 to 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christian Eidamshaus, Stefano Scialla, Kevin Christmas, Amy Eichstadt Waun, Brian J. Loughnane, Darren Rees, Frank Huelskoetter
  • Patent number: 10265253
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clear composition which contains at least one anionic surfactant, a betaine surfactant, an N-methyl-N-acylglucamine, a triglyceride oil, a solvent and optionally an additive. The invention also relates to a method for producing the composition. The invention further relates to the use of the composition for the treatment or care of skin or hair, or for use as a shampoo, face cleaner, liquid cleaner or shower gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Klug, Carina Mildner
  • Patent number: 10184115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modified cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) or its functional flavodehydrogenase domain having glucose oxidation activity and a reduced maltose oxidation activity as compared to the unmodified CDH or its functional flavodehydrogenase domain, nucleic acids encoding said enzyme or domain, electrodes with said enzyme or domain and methods of producing and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DIRECTSENS GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Ludwig, Christoph Sygmund, Wolfgang Harreither, Roman Kittl, Alfons Felice
  • Patent number: 10167458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to variants of a parent alpha-amylase. The present invention also relates to polynucleotides encoding the variants; nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides; and methods of using the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Svend Kaasgaard, Jens Oebro, Signe Eskildsen Larsen, Allan Svendsen, Annette Helle Johansen, Michael Skjoet, Carsten Andersen, Lars Beier, Esben Peter Friis, Miguel Duarte Guilherme Pereira Toscano, Mads Bjoernvad, Frank Winther Rasmussen, Liv Spaanger Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9850452
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions, and more specifically, fabric care compositions that include a surfactant system, silicone, and a polyetheramine. Methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Renae Dianna Fossum, Frank Hulskotter, Nicholas David Vetter, Stefano Scialla, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Amy Eichstadt Waun, Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christof Wigbers, Steffen Maas, Bernardo M. Aguilera-Mercado, Carola Barrera
  • Patent number: 9758750
    Abstract: A dishwashing composition which is a mixture of vinegar powder and lemon powder, or a mixture of vinegar powder, lemon powder and salt, for use in a dishwashing machine or for other cleaning purposes. The vinegar powder, lemon powder and, when present, salt can be mixed in any of a variety of proportions. The lemon powder, vinegar powder, and optional salt are non-toxic to humans and pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: George A. Gorra, Leila R. Gorra
  • Patent number: 9617502
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to detergent compositions and, more specifically, to detergent compositions containing salts of polyetheramines and polymeric acid, particularly salts of polyetheramines and polycarboxylic acid, which are suitable for removal of stains from soiled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Loughnane, Frank Hulskotter, Stefano Scialla, Bernhard von Vacano, Sophia Rosa Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christof Wigbers, Christian Eidamshaus
  • Patent number: 9587204
    Abstract: The primary washing power of detergents and cleaning agents, particularly with regard to protein-containing soiling, was to be improved. This was achieved substantially by incorporating a combination of polyalkoxylated polyamine with alkoxylated C8-C22 alcohol having an average alkoxylation degree in the range from 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Nicole Bode, Eva-Maria Wikker
  • Patent number: 9574162
    Abstract: A stable, liquid bleach composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a peroxide-based bleaching agent, water, a metal catalyst, and a polyol. The polyol is a secondary solvent that promote peroxide stability in the presence of a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Adamy, Lauren Ciemnolonski
  • Patent number: 9487739
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to cleaning compositions and, more specifically, to cleaning compositions containing a polyetheramine that is suitable for removal of stains from soiled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Loughnane, Frank Hulskotter, Stefano Scialla, Sophia Rosa Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christian Eidamshaus
  • Patent number: 9371507
    Abstract: Laundry care compositions comprising thiophene azo carboxylate fabric shading dyes and methods of treating a textile comprising such laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Eduardo Torres
  • Patent number: 9005950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pectate lyase variants exhibiting alterations relative to a parent enzyme exhibiting pectate lyase activity as its major enzymatic activity; to a method of producing such enzymes; and to methods for using such enzymes in the textile, detergent and cellulose fiber processing industries. Compared to the parent enzyme, the pectate lyase variants of the present invention exhibit improved stability in detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sanne Schoeder Glad, Carsten Andersen, Torben Vedel Borchert, Katja Salomon Johansen, Henrik Frisner, Mads Eskelund Bjornvad, Thomas Thisted
  • Patent number: 8999912
    Abstract: This invention relates to laundry detergent compositions comprising bacterial alkaline enzymes exhibiting endo-beta-1,4-glucanase activity (E.C. 3.2.1.4) and fabric hueing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Neil Joseph Lant
  • Patent number: 8979946
    Abstract: This application relates to thiophene azo dyes for use as hueing agents, laundry care compositions comprising such thiophene azo dyes, processes for making such thiophene azo dyes, and laundry care compositions and methods of using the same. The thiophene azo dyes contain a formally charged moiety and are generally comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. These thiophene azo dyes are advantageous in providing a hueing effect, for example, a whitening effect to fabrics, while not building up over time and causing undesirable blue discoloration to the treated fabrics. The thiophene azo dyes are also generally stable to bleaching agents used in laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Robert Linn Mahaffey, Jr., Xiaoyong Michael Hong, Eduardo Torres, Dominick Joseph Valenti
  • Patent number: 8920576
    Abstract: A machine dishwashing method comprises: dispensing two liquid cleansers or detergents A and B into the interior of a machine dishwasher during the cleaning dishwashing cycle, wherein the liquid detergent A has a pH at 20° C. of 6 to 9 and the liquid detergent B has a pH at 20° C. of 9 to 14 and is dispensed at cleaning cycle time t2; and wherein the liquid cleansers or detergents A and B comprise, respectively: A: 10% to 75% by weight of a detergent builder, 0.1% to 10% by weight of an enzyme, 24.9% to 89.9% by weight of a solvent; and B: 10% to 74.9% by weight of a detergent builder, 25% to 89.9% by weight of a solvent; and wherein neither liquid cleanser or detergent A nor liquid cleanser or detergent B individually comprises more than 2% by weight of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Pavel Gentschev, Maren Jekel, Arnd Kessler, Ulrich Pegelow, Christian Nitsch, Johannes Zipfel
  • Patent number: 8883703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated phthalocyanine particles, to a process for the preparation thereof, compositions comprising such particles and washing agent formulations. The encapsulated phthalocyanine particles comprise a) at least one water-soluble phthalocyanine compound, and b) gelatine having a bloom strength of 2 to 80 as encapsulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick Christopher Stenger, Gregory Scot Miracle, Andrew Phillip Moon, Michael McDonnell, Stefan Bruhns, Gunther Schlingloff, Ulrich Menge, Frank Bachmann, Andreas Lindenmaier
  • Patent number: 8859486
    Abstract: An anhydrous composition comprising a liquid phase, a dispersed solid phase and a processed clay mixture. The composition has a minimum amount of water and is surprisingly stable during its long-term storage, with no phase separation and minimal activated oxygen loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Elena Petrovicova, Steven A. Bolkan, Sarah Waite
  • Patent number: 8858651
    Abstract: This application relates to laundry care compositions comprising thiophene azo carboxylate fabric shading dyes and methods of treating a textile comprising such laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Eduardo Torres, John David Bruhnke
  • Patent number: 8859480
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing high efficiency lipase enzymes and specific detergent formulations comprising less than 10 wt % zeolite and phosphate builder are described. Preferred formulations comprise surfactants selected from alkyl benzene sulphonates in combination with alky ethoxylated sulfates or MES or non-ionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Steven George Patterson
  • Publication number: 20140296124
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to cleaning compositions and, more specifically, to cleaning compositions containing a polyetheramine, a soil release polymer, and a carboxymethylcellulose, which is suitable for removal of stains from soiled materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank HULSKOTTER, Stefano SCIALLA, Brian Joseph LOUGHNANE, Alan Thomas BROOKER, Colin URE, Sophia Rosa EBERT, Bjoern LUDOLPH, Christof WIGBERS, Steffen MAAS, Dieter BOECKH, Christian EIDAMSHAUS
  • Patent number: 8785362
    Abstract: Washing products comprising a dye transfer inhibitor selected from triazine derivatives of the general formulae T(NH—Ar(SO3Na)a)bHalc (I), X(NH-T(NH—Ar(SO3Na)a)eHalf)2 (II), X(NH-T(NH—Ar(SO3Na)d—NH-T(NH—Ar(SO3Na)a)Hal)Hal)7 (III) and combinations thereof, wherein T represents a 1,3,5-triazinyl; each Ar independently represents a naphthalene or benzene; X represents a divalent hydrocarbyl selected from linear or branched C1-20 hydrocarbon groups optionally including one or more —N(H)— carbon chain interruptions, stilbene and biphenyl groups which may optionally be mono- or poly-SO3Na-substituted; each Hal independently represents a halogen selected chlorine, bromine, and iodine; each of a and d independently represents 1, 2 or 3; b and c each represent 1 or 2 such that b+c=3; e represents 1 or 2 and f represents 0 or 1 such that e+f=2; and wherein the triazinyl substituents are located at the 2, 4 and 6 positions of the 1,3,5-triazinyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Josef Penninger, Birgit Glüsen
  • Patent number: 8785172
    Abstract: Subtilase variants having an improved wash performance on egg stains. These subtilases are useful exhibiting excellent or improved wash performance on egg stains when used in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Stefan Minning, Jurgen Carsten Franz Knotzel, Niels Henrik Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8715368
    Abstract: This application relates to thiophene azo dyes for use as hueing agents, laundry care compositions comprising such thiophene azo dyes, processes for making such thiophene azo dyes, and laundry care compositions and methods of using the same. The thiophene azo dyes contain a formally charged moiety and are generally comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. These thiophene azo dyes are advantageous in providing a hueing effect, for example, a whitening effect to fabrics, while not building up over time and causing undesirable blue discoloration to the treated fabrics. The thiophene azo dyes are also generally stable to bleaching agents used in laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Robert Linn Mahaffey, Jr., Xiaoyong Michael Hong, Eduardo Torres, Dominick Joseph Valenti
  • Patent number: 8658410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel JP170 like subtilases from wild-type bacteria, hybrids thereof and to methods of construction and production of these proteases. Further, the present invention relates to use of the claimed subtilases in detergents, such as a laundry or an automatic dishwashing detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Preben Nielsen, Poul Erik Pedersen, Helle Outtrup
  • Publication number: 20130344542
    Abstract: Described are variants (mutants) of a parent alpha-amylase having alpha-amylase activity and exhibiting altered properties relative to the parent alpha-amylase, and methods of use, thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, Claudine Chang, Clement Choy, James T. Kellis, JR., Brian E. Jones, Melodie Estabrook, Marc Kolkman, Chris Leeflang, Casper Vroemen, Walter Weyler
  • Patent number: 8592195
    Abstract: Novel fungal endoglucanases Ce15 and Ce112 are disclosed. The endoglucanases are conveniently produced by recombinant technology, and means for their production are described. The endoglucanases are used for treating cellulosic material, especially in textile industry, e.g. in biofinishing or biostoning. They may also be used in detergents, in animal feed and/or in pulp and paper industry, or in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic material for, e.g. bioethanol production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Terhi Puranen, Leena Valtakari, Marika Alapuranen, George Szakacs, Pentti Ojapalo, Jari Vehmaanperä
  • Patent number: 8592359
    Abstract: A hydrolytic enzyme is stabilized in a liquid surfactant preparation by using a component that stabilizes the hydrolytic enzyme and includes a monosaccharide glycerate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Marion Merkel, Hendrik Hellmuth, Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Publication number: 20130296217
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a distributed dual-band oscillator suitable for low-phase-noise applications. The invention is configured to switch between the odd and even resonant modes of a fourth-order resonator. The switches used for mode selection do not conduct current and therefore do not affect the quality factor (Q) of the resonator. The benefit of this feature is relatively low phase noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ehsan Afshari, Guansheng Li
  • Patent number: 8569035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel subtilase variants exhibiting alterations relative to the parent subtilase in one or more properties including: Wash performance, thermal stability, storage stability or catalytic activity. The variants of the invention are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dishwash compositions, including automatic dishwash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Tina Sejersgard Fano, Claus Von Der Osten, Malene Kappen Kruger, Mads Norregaard-Madsen
  • Patent number: 8563290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pectate lyase variants exhibiting alterations relative to a parent enzyme exhibiting pectate lyase activity as its major enzymatic activity; to a method of producing such enzymes; and to methods for using such enzymes in the textile, detergent and cellulose fiber processing industries. Compared to the parent enzyme, the pectate lyase variants of the present invention exhibit improved stability in detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sanne Schroder Glad, Carsten Andersen, Torben Vedel Borchert, Katja Salomon Johansen, Henrik Frisner, Mads Eskelund Bjornvad, Thomas Thisted
  • Patent number: 8546122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing variants of a parent TY145 subtilase and of a parent BPN? subtilase and to TY145 and BPN? variants having altered properties as compared to the parent TY145/BPN? subtilase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Allan Svendsen, Henriette Draborg
  • Patent number: 8541354
    Abstract: A solid laundry detergent composition having multiple catalysts and water-soluble electrolyte, wherein the ratio of (i) the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catalysts to (ii) the electrolytic strength of the laundry detergent composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm?1 laundry detergent composition is at least 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Gregory Scot Miracle, Neil Joseph Lant, Philip Frank Souter, Mark Forrest, Colin Ure
  • Publication number: 20130123162
    Abstract: This invention relates to consumer products comprising proteases, particularly cold water proteases and processes for making and using such products. Such consumer products provide improved cleaning, whiteness and/or freshness. Such proteases are derived from a parent enzyme, for example Bacillus lentus, by substitution, insertion and/or deletion of one or more of the parent enzymes' amino acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Patent number: 8399396
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing catechols, such as Tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid), which do not have or do not develop the reddish color associated with the catechol/ferric iron chelate are disclosed. Methods for reducing the intensity of red color in a Tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid) containing detergent composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robb Richard Gardner, Allison Lynn Gerdes, Jeffrey Anderson Seeley
  • Patent number: 8389262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to subtilase subtilases with an altered immunogenicity, particularly subtilases with a reduced allergenicity. Furthermore, the invention relates to expression of said subtilase variants and subtilases and to their use, such as in detergents and oral care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Stefan Minning, Henriette Draborg, Erwing Ludo Roggen, Nanna Kristensen Soni, Ninna Willestofte Berg, Stina Thulesen Lyngstrand
  • Patent number: 8389460
    Abstract: The present invention washes clothes using a phosphorous-free detergent composition for clothes, which contains an organic alkaline chelating agent as an essential ingredient, and an anti-soil redeposition agent, but no surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Miz Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arai, Tomoki Seo, Ryousuke Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 8383567
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant bacterial cells for producing a detergent-additive protein. In some embodiments, the cells are of the genus Bacillus. In additional embodiments, the cells comprise a genome comprising an inactivated bglC gene, as well as a recombinant nucleic acid for production of at least one secreted detergent-additive protein. In some preferred embodiments, the secreted detergent-additive protein is a protease. The present invention also provides methods of using the bacterial cells to produce at least one detergent-additive protein, as well as cellulase-free compositions containing at least one detergent-additive protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventor: Marguerite A. Cervin
  • Patent number: 8383387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing variants of a parent TY145 subtilase and of a parent BPN? subtilase and to TY145 and BPN? variants having altered properties as compared to the parent TY145/BPN? subtilase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Allan Svendsen, Henriette Draborg
  • Patent number: 8377677
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel 3D structure encoding a Nocardiopsis protease, as well as to variants of parent protease homologous to Nocardiopsis proteases, preferably of improved thermostability and/or with an amended temperature activity profile. The invention also relates to DNA sequences encoding such variants, their production in a recombinant host cell, as well as methods of using the variants, in particular within the field of animal feed and detergents. The invention furthermore relates to methods of generating and preparing protease variants of amended properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Leonardo De Maria, Carsten Andersen, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Soren Flensted Lassen, Peter Rahbek Ostergaard
  • Patent number: 8372795
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to processes for making stable compositions via combining a mixture containing at least one cationic polymer and a mixture containing at least one anionic surfactant in the presence of a high energy dispersion step, followed by incorporation of an external structurant using a low energy dispersion step, and compositions made according to the disclosed processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alessandro Corona, III, Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Seth Edward Lindberg, Mark Robert Sivik, Patrick Thomas Spicer, Gregory Thomas Waning
  • Patent number: 8349785
    Abstract: Cleaning agent combinations comprising a cleaning agent preparation B further comprising: (b1) at least one non-ionic surfactant; and (b2) at least one active cleaning enzyme; and a rinsing composition C further comprising: (c1) at least one non-ionic surfactant, are by virtue of their thermal stability particularly suitable for automatic dosing in automatic dishwashing. The cleaning agent combinations of the present invention also have the characterizing feature of markedly improved cleaning performance in comparison to conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Johannes Zipfel
  • Publication number: 20120304402
    Abstract: This application relates to laundry care compositions comprising thiophene azo carboxylate fabric shading dyes and methods of treating a textile comprising such laundry care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory Scot MIRACLE, Eduardo Torres, John David Bruhnke
  • Patent number: 8318470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel JP170 like subtilases from wild-type bacteria, hybrids thereof and to methods of construction and production of these proteases. Further, the present invention relates to use of the claimed subtilases in detergents, such as a laundry or an automatic dishwashing detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Preben Nielsen, Poul Erik Pedersen, Helle Outtrup
  • Patent number: 8293697
    Abstract: Fluid detergent compositions comprising from about 0.01% to about 1% by weight of an external structurant comprising dibenzylidene sorbitol acetal derivatives for providing desired rheological benefits such as product thickening, shear thinning behavior, as well as particle suspension capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett St. Laurent, Myriam Bouilliche, Dennis Allen Beckholt, Sohan Rajpanth Murthy, Mario Elmen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8288144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pectate lyase variants exhibiting alterations relative to a parent enzyme exhibiting pectate lyase activity as its major enzymatic activity; to a method of producing such enzymes; and to methods for using such enzymes in the textile, detergent and cellulose fiber processing industries. Compared to the parent enzyme, the pectate lyase variants of the present invention exhibit improved stability in detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Sanne Schroder Glad, Carsten Andersen, Torben Vedel Borchert, Katja Salomon Johansen, Henrik Frisner, Mads Eskelund Bjornvad, Thomas Thisted
  • Publication number: 20120220513
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of glycosyl hydrolase family 61 polypeptides as enhancers of enzyme benefits in detergents as well as a detergent composition comprising glycosyl hydrolase family 61 polypeptides in combination with detergency enzymes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Marie Allesen-Holm, Lars Anderson, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Nikolaj Spodsberg, Paul Harris
  • Patent number: 8232087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel JP170 like subtilases from wild-type bacteria, hybrids thereof and to methods of construction and production of these proteases. Further, the present invention relates to use of the claimed subtilases in detergents, such as a laundry or an automatic dishwashing detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Preben Nielsen, Poul Erik Pedersen, Helle Outtrup
  • Patent number: 8209879
    Abstract: A method for operating a dispenser dryer to remove treating chemistry in the dispenser dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Fredrick E. Chernetski, Michael T. Dalton, Kaustav Ghosh, Karl D. McAllister