Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kim W. Zerby
  • Patent number: 7300593
    Abstract: A process for purifying dry cleaning solvents from a mixture containing used dry cleaning solvents and contaminants, such as laundry soils, fabric treating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Arredondo, Mark Robert Sivik, Robb Richard Gardner, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, John Christian Haught, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Jeffrey John Hopkins, William Michael Scheper, Hiroshi Oh
  • Patent number: 7300594
    Abstract: A process for purifying a lipophilic fluid employing a functionalized fabric treating agent. The functionalized fabric treating agent is capable of delivering fabric treating benefits in a non-aqueous fabric article treatment process and is designed for easy removal from the non-aqueous solvent after the fabric article treatment process. Laundry soils can also be removed by this process. The present invention also relates to a fabric treatment composition containing the functionalized fabric treating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victor Manuel Arredondo, Mark Robert Sivik, Robb Richard Gardner, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, John Christian Haught, Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, Jeffrey Jon Hopkins, William Michael Scheper, Hiroshi Oh
  • Patent number: 7297277
    Abstract: A method for purifying dry cleaning solvents containing laundry soils. The method employs membrane filtration to enhance the separation of the contaminants from the dry cleaning solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arseni Valerevich Radomyselski, John Christian Haught, William Michael Scheper, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Patent number: 7220715
    Abstract: Compositions for treating fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linens and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of soils from and/or care of and/or treatment of fabric articles, especially while providing superior garment care for articles sensitive to water as compared to conventional fabric article treating compositions, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, John Christian Haught
  • Patent number: 7087662
    Abstract: Rinse aid materials for coating, coating compositions, methods and articles of manufacture for use in automatic dishwashing appliances comprising a nanoparticle system or employing the same to impart surface modifying benefits for all types of dishware surfaces are disclosed. In some embodiments, dispersement of nanoparticles in a suitable carrier medium allows for the creation of rinse aid surface coating compositions, methods and articles of manufacture that create multi-use benefits to modified dishware surfaces. These surface modifications can produce long lasting or semi-permanent multi-use benefits that include at least one of the following improved surface properties: wetting and sheeting, uniform drying, anti-spotting, anti-staining, anti-filming, self cleaning, and durability benefits, relative to dishware surfaces unmodified with such nanoparticle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, William Michael Scheper, Robert Henry Rohrbaugh, Michael Ray McDonald, John David Carter, Eugene Paul Gosselink
  • Patent number: 7008915
    Abstract: Process for reducing the density of solid detergent ingredients by forming said ingredients into hollow-core particles. The density of ingredients such as sodium citrate, sodium carbonate and/or sodium silicate, when formed into such hollow-core particles, allows them to be stably incorporated into non-aqueous liquid laundry detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Yousef Georges Aouad, Christopher John Lienhart, Diane Parry
  • Patent number: 6998375
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition in unit dose form for delivery into the main-wash cycle of an automatic dishwashing machine, the composition comprising a phosphate or non-phosphate detergency builder and a sulfonated anti-scaling polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neha Kapur, Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, James Iain Kinloch, Alison Lesley Main
  • Patent number: 6992052
    Abstract: A process for preparing in-situ water-soluble zinc salts for use in automatic dishwashing compositions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Brian Xiaoqing Song
  • Patent number: 6979667
    Abstract: Disclosed are detergent compositions, particularly for manual dishwashing which, by incorporating a combination of anionic surfactants, solvents and certain selected perfume compositions that do not have the maladors associated with certain nitrogenous ingredients such as amines. Also disclosed are the perfume compositions themselves, characterised by 30% to 100% of an odor neutralizer capable of forming a Schiff base when reacted with an amine, said compositions having a pH of from 8.5 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Carl-Eric Kaiser, Alan Scott Goldstein, Mark Leslie Kacher
  • Patent number: 6974789
    Abstract: A detergent tablet for use in a washing machine, the tablet having one or more phases at least one of which is in the form of a compressed particulate solid comprising a) a polymeric disintegrant having a particle size distribution such that at least 90% by weight thereof has a particle size below about 0.3 mm and at least 30% by weight thereof has a particle size below about 0.2 mm; and b) a water-soluble hydrated salt having a melting point in the range from about 30° C. to about 95° C. The detergent tablets display improved dissolution, strength and long-term storage characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joanne Louise Whitaker, Eric Tcheou, Neil Joseph Lant, Christopher James Binder
  • Patent number: 6956016
    Abstract: An automatic laundry or dishwashing product in unit dose form comprising at least three distinct zones for delivering into at least three different stages in the washing cycle. The product provides improved cleaning, care and finishing benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lynda Anne Speed, Glenn Steven Ward
  • Patent number: 6835707
    Abstract: Detergent compositions and fabric conditioning compositions which include from about 0.01% to about 5.0% by weight of a mixture of cyclic amine based polymers, oligomers or copolymers and hydrophobically modified cellulosic based polymers or oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Jennifer Ann Leupin, William Conrad Wertz
  • Patent number: 6830056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for cleaning a liquid-containing vessel. More particularly, the present invention relates to a device (1), suitable for cleaning liquid-containing vessels (such as bathtubs or swimming pools), equipped with an energy storage means, wherein said device (1) is a static device and uses a liquid present in said vessel as rinse-liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Katia Bredo, Alejandro Cedeno, Nicolas Rémy Denis Pochart, Michela Ratti, Joris Jozef Gustaaf Tack
  • Patent number: 6828295
    Abstract: A composition containing a polyoxyalkylene polymer for cleaning fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linen and drapery, with lipophilic fluid provides improved cleaning of soils while providing excellent garment care, especially for articles sensitive to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Proacter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Christopher Deak, Eugene Paul Gosselink, Randall Thomas Reilman, Donna Jean Haeggberg
  • Patent number: 6827795
    Abstract: Method of improving the skin feel or mildness to the skin of various detergent compositions, such as hand dish washing compositions, hand laundry bars, shampoos and other personal cleansing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chandrika Kasturi, Michael Gayle Schafer, Marsha Jean Spears, Howard David Hutton, III, Mark Robert Sivik, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper
  • Patent number: 6828292
    Abstract: Fabric article treatment in a domestic appliance having at least one detergency step, products therefor, and kits which combine treatment products for more effective results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anna Vadimovna Noyes, John Christopher Deak, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Frederick Anthony Hartman, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett-St. Laurent, John Cort Severns, Arseni V. Radomyselski, Paul Amaat France, Jerome Howard Collins, Christiaan Arthur Jacques Kamiel Thoen, Nabil Yaqub Sakkab
  • Patent number: 6825157
    Abstract: A method for providing enhanced suds volume and suds duration in dishwashing using liquid detergent compositions comprising a polymeric material which is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender, said compositions having increased effectiveness for preventing re-deposition of grease during hand washing are provided. The polymeric material which are suitable as suds volume and suds endurance enhancers comprise an effective amount of a quaternary nitrogen-containing monomeric unit and/or zwitterionic monomeric unit-containing polymeric suds enhancer comprise: i) units capable of having a cationic charge at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; provided that said suds enhancer has an average cationic charge density of 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jean-Francois Bodet, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Vance Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6825160
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cationic organic catalyst compound bleach systems and methods using such bleach systems to increase color safety during laundering fabrics, especially colored fabrics. More particularly, this invention relates to bleach systems comprising cationic, quaternary imine bleach boosting compounds, cationic, quarternary oxaziridinium bleaching species and mixtures thereof, and methods employing such bleach systems in the laundering of fabrics, especially colored fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Robert Richard Dykstra
  • Patent number: 6821935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to zwitterionic organic catalyst compound bleach systems and methods for using such bleach systems to increase color safety during laundering of fabrics, especially colored fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Richard Dykstra, Patti Jean Kellett
  • Patent number: 6818610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-wrinkle fabric treatment compositions comprising: a) from about 0.01% to about 20% by weight, of a cationic silicone polymer or copolymer having the formula: [CAP]—Zm—[CAP]  wherein each Z unit comprises at least one secondary, tertiary, or quaternary amino moiety, or mixtures thereof; [CAP] is a backbone termination or truncation unit; m is from 1 to 50. b) from about 1% to about 30% by weight, of a scavenger effective in scavenging compounds comprising an anionic unit; and c) the balance a carrier system. In addition, the present invention relates to fabric rinse additive compositions comprising: a) from about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shulin Larry Zhang, Janet Sue Littig, Arturo Luis Casado-Dominguez