Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm John E. Drach
  • Patent number: 7794133
    Abstract: Mixing devices and processes that make it possible to mix flowable finely divided solid particles with liquids (and/or slurries of solids in liquids) contained in an open top container outdoors under windy conditions, with reduced or eliminated dusting from entrainment of the flowable finely divided solids by the wind, utilize a mixing device with a dust-tight housing open at its bottom and partially immersed below the surface of the liquid, an inlet port on the housing for the finely divided solids, an outlet port on the housing for escape of air displaced by liquids flowing through an opening into the immersed portion of the housing, and, inside the housing, a driven impeller that causes the actual mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Scott Environmental Services
    Inventors: Paul Martin Kern, Michael Lane Gentsch, Billy Roy Scott, Jeanne McCoy Scott, legal representative, Norvell Edwin Wisdom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7514395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergents and rinse agents for machine dishwashing and to supply forms which combine detergent and rinse agent containing certain polymers in a single product comprising at least one polymer modified with phosphorus-containing groups, characterized in that the pH value of a 1% by weight solution of the anionic polymer in distilled water at 20° C. is less than pH 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Rolf Bayersdoerfer, Arnd Kessler, Silke Menke
  • Patent number: 7413579
    Abstract: A method for dyeing keratin-containing fibers, in particular, human hair comprising the steps of: (A) contacting the hair with a dyeing composition, comprising color-imparting components for a contact time Z1; (B) rinsing the hair a to remove the dying composition; (C) optionally drying the rinsed hair; (D) contacting at least a portion of the hair from step (B) or (C) with a lightening or nuancing agent comprising, in a cosmetic carrier, at least one thickener, hydrogen peroxide and at least one alkalinizing agent for a contact time Z2; and (E) rinsing the hair to remove the adjusting agent; wherein the dyeing composition comprises a color-imparting component comprising, (a) at least two oxidation dye precursors, where at least one oxidation dye precursor must be of the developer type or (b) at least two oxo dye precursors, where at least one oxo dye precursor must be a reactive carbonyl compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Martina Seiler, Detlef Hollenberg
  • Patent number: 7393820
    Abstract: A substantially transparent, liquid cleaning product for hard surfaces, comprising at least 15% by weight of a surfactant and one or more abrasive materials selected from the group consisting of polymers having a diameter of from 0.6 to 4 mm, natural materials having a diameter of from 0.05 to 4 mm, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Heinz-Dieter Soldanski, Brigitie Giesen
  • Patent number: 7393367
    Abstract: An agent for dyeing keratin-containing fibers, especially human hair, is comprised of a cosmetic carrier, and (A) at least one compound of Formula I, wherein each of R1, R2 and R3 is independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a hydroxyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl group, a C2-C6 polyhydroxyalkyl group, a hydroxy C1-C6 alkyloxy group, a sulfonyl group, a carboxyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group, a hydroxy C2-C6 alkyloxycarbonyl group, a sulfonic acid group, a sulfonamido group, a sulfonamide group, a C2-C6 acyl group, a formyl group, a nitro group, a carbamoyl group —C(O)—NR4R5, or a —(CH2)nNR6R7 group wherein each of R4, R5, R6 and R7 is independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C2-C6 hydroxyalkyl group; and n is number from 0 to 6, wherein R1 and R2 can form a 5- or 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring; and (B) at least one CH-acidic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wibke Gross, Horst Hoffkes, Doris Oberkobusch, Helmut Muller, Carsten Brake
  • Patent number: 7375072
    Abstract: A builder-containing laundry detergent or cleaning composition is comprised of: (1) alkali metal percarbonate; (2) a water-soluble builder block which comprised of: a) from 5% by weight to 35% by weight of citric acid, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal carbonate, and/or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate, b) up to 10% by weight of alkali metal silicate having a modulus in the range from 1.8 to 2.5, c) up to 2% by weight of phosphonic acid and/or alkali metal phosphate, d) up to 50% by weight of alkali metal phosphate, and e) up to 10% by weight of polymeric polycarboxylate, wherein at least two of components b), c), d) and e) are present in amounts greater than 0% by weight, and (3) a soil release-capable alkyl or hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivative. The soil release-capable action of cellulose derivatives is particularly marked when they are used in laundry detergents or cleaning compositions which comprise alkali metal percarbonates and contain only water-soluble builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Josef Penninger
  • Patent number: 7316995
    Abstract: A builder-containing laundry detergent or cleaning composition comprising: (1) a water-soluble builder block which comprised of: a) from 5% by weight to 35% by weight of citric acid, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal carbonate, and/or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate, b) up to 5% by weight of alkali metal silicate having a modulus in the range from 1.8 to 2.5, c) up to 2% by weight of phosphonic acid and/or alkali metal phosphate, d) up to 50% by weight of alkali metal phosphate, and e) up to 10% by weight of polymeric polycarboxylate, wherein at least two of components b), c), d) and e) are present in amounts greater than 0% by weight, and (2) a soil release-capable alkyl or hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivative. The soil release-capable action of cellulose derivatives is particularly marked when they are used in laundry detergents or cleaning compositions which comprise only water-soluble builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Josef Penninger
  • Patent number: 7294330
    Abstract: A non-therapeutic method for the inhibition of ?-glucuronidase. Body odors result from the decomposition of steroid esters by ?-glucuronidase. Specific ?-glucuronidase-inhibiting compounds are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Bernhard Banowski, Daniele Hoffmann, Armin Wadle, Petra Siegert, Andrea Saettler, Thomas Gerke
  • Patent number: 7294153
    Abstract: Keratinic fibers are colored by a two-component composition for coloring keratinous fibers comprising a first preparation (A) comprising at least one oxidation dye precursor and a second preparation (B) comprising at least one care component, wherein the two preparations are packaged separately from one another in the compartments of a two-compartment tube. The compartment openings in the tube are oriented in such a way that the contents of each of the chambers is emitted simultaneously into a common space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Astrid Kleen, Mustafa Akram, Stefan Hoepfner, Hartmut Manneck
  • Patent number: 7279453
    Abstract: A process of making particulate foam regulating granulates by spraying an aqueous foam regulating emulsion containing 16% to 70% by weight of a foam regulating active ingredient based on paraffin wax or silicone oil, 2% by weight to 15% by weight of a nonionic and/or anionic emulsifier, and not more than 80% by weight of water onto a solid carrier material, wherein the carrier material comprises an alkali metal carbonate and a Brønsted acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Volker Blank, Rene-Andres Artiga-Gonzalez, Ulrich Pegelow, Stefan Hammelstein, Adolf Wiche, Mario Sturm
  • Patent number: 7247173
    Abstract: Keratinic fibers are dyed with a two-component agent for tinting and/or dyeing keratinic fibers comprising a first preparation (A) comprising at least one direct-absorbing dye and/or at least one precursor of a nature-analogous dye, and a second preparation (B) containing at least one conditioning substance, wherein the two preparations are packaged separately from one another in the chambers of a two-chamber tube. The chamber openings in the tube are oriented in such a way that the contents of each of the chambers are emitted simultaneously into a common space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommandit Gesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Astrid Kleen, Mustafa Akram, Susanne Bietz, Stefan Hoepfner, Hartmut Manneck, Maureen Rippe
  • Patent number: 7244277
    Abstract: Keratinic fibers are colored by a two-component composition for coloring keratinous fibers comprising a first preparation (A) comprising at least one oxidation dye precursor and a second preparation (B) comprising at least one care component, wherein the two preparations are packaged separately from one another in the compartments of a two-compartment tube. The compartment openings in the tube are oriented in such a way that the contents of each of the compartments are emitted simultaneously into a common space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Astrid Kleen, Mustafa Akram, Stefan Hoepfner, Hartmut Manneck
  • Patent number: 7226627
    Abstract: The present application relates to a process for preparing cold-pressed grape seed oil, and to food, food supplements, food additives, animal food, animal food supplements, medicaments and cosmetics comprising the cold-pressed grape seed oil prepared by said process, and to the enrichment of various media with active substances, especially cyclic polyphenols, from the meal of the crushed seeds obtained in the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Eckert, Winfrid Heinen, Carola Knaudt
  • Patent number: 7183247
    Abstract: A process for the production of a flowable suspension containing phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid by combining phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid in granular form with a liquid alcohol and grinding the combination to form a flowable suspension of the phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid in the alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGaA)
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Christian Schoth, Theodor Voelkel, Dieter Nickel
  • Patent number: 7179303
    Abstract: A preparation for coloring keratin fibers containing dyes and/or dye precursors, at least one silicone oil and/or silicone gum and at least one polymer which contains at least one monomer unit corresponding to formula (I): in which n is a number of 1 to 3 and Y is a physiologically compatible anion. Also disclosed is a method of applying this preparation to keratin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien (Henkel KGaA)
    Inventors: Wolfgang Wolff, Mustafa Akram, Shigeri Tanaka, legal representative, Hiroshi Tanaka, deceased
  • Patent number: 7179778
    Abstract: Liquid aqueous washing agent containing nonionic surfactant, esterquat, and phthaloylaminoperoxycaproic acid and methods of disinfecting textiles therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGaA)
    Inventor: Rudolf Weber
  • Patent number: 7098179
    Abstract: A method of washing a soiled textile comprising cotton, the method comprising contacting the textile with a wash liquor, the wash liquor containing a soil-release effective amount of one or more soil release polymers obtained by polymerizing one or more polyisocyanates with one or more polymeric polyols having an average molar mass of above 1000 D and a 20° C. water solubility of above 300 g of polymer per liter, one or more polyols having an average molar mass of below 12,000 D and a 20° C. water solubility of below 100 g per liter, and optionally one or more further polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGaA)
    Inventors: Josef Penninger, Wolfgang Denuell, Rainer Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 6806235
    Abstract: A process for imparting lubricity to an aqueous drilling fluid used in geological exploration involving: (a) providing an aqueous drilling fluid; (b) providing a lubricant component containing a partial glyceride of predominantly unsaturated fatty acids having from about 16 to 24 carbon atoms; and (c) introducing the partial glyceride into the aqueous drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Mueller, Claus-Peter Herold, Frank Bongardt, Nadja Herzog, Stephan von Tapavicza
  • Patent number: 6797687
    Abstract: Mixtures comprising: (a) a gemini surfactant of the formula (I) R1—CHOH—CH2—[OCH2CH2]x—O—CH2—CHOH—R  (I) wherein each of R and R1 is a linear or branched alkyl and/or alkenyl group having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms and x is a number from about 5 to about 400; (b) polyethylene glycol are useful as components in laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents and cleaners and for improving the wetting behavior on various surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ditmar Kischkel, Hans-Christian Raths, Manfred Weuthen, Michael Elsner
  • Patent number: 6794345
    Abstract: The invention relates to gemini surfactants, optionally in combination with ingredients customary in dishwashing detergents and cleaners, optionally with further nonionic surfactants and anionic surfactants, and to the use of such gemini surfactants for improving the wetting behavior and the compatibility with plastics, for the simplified preparation of solid cleaners and as foam-suppressing surfactant in rinse aid formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Elsner, Manfred Weuthen, Hans-Christian Raths