Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Real J. Grandmaison
  • Patent number: 6264961
    Abstract: The invention relates to new liquid and readily pumpable o/w emulsifiers containing a1) alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycosides, a2) fatty acid N-alkyl polyhydroxyalkylamides and/or a3) acyl glutamates and b) polyol polyhydroxystearates, with the proviso that the ratio by weight of a) to b) is in the range from 90:10 to 10:90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Achim Ansmann, Rolf Kawa, Helga Gondek, Josef Koester, Annette Kreisig
  • Patent number: 6261530
    Abstract: A process for stabilizing a halogen-containing plastic against thermal or photochemical degradation by adding to the plastic an additive consisting essentially of cationic layer compounds corresponding to general formula (I): [M(II)xAl(OH)y](An−)z.mH2O  (I) where M(II) represents at least one divalent metal ion and An− represents an acid anion having the charge n−(n=1, 2 or 3) and 1<x<5, y>z, (y+nz)=2x+3 and 0<m<10, and wherein the cationic layer compounds have been prepared by adding alkali metal hydroxide to a water-containing mixture of at least one source of divalent metal ions M(II), one source of the anion An− and crystalline aluminum hydroxide in a quantity of 1 to 20 mole-%, based on aluminum hydroxide, heating the mixture for 10 to 240 minutes at a temperature of 100° C. to 240° C., and drying the mixture to form a powder without previous separation of the solid from the aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Wolfgang Breuer, Christoph Lohr, Joerg-Dieter Klamann, Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 6229056
    Abstract: The proposal is for unsaturated fatty substances with improved cold behavior obtained by (a) transesterifying a new low stearic (LS) sunflower oil with an oleic acid content of over 85 wt. % and a stearic acid content of under 3 wt. %, and (b) hydrogenating the resultant methyl esters in the prior art manner into the corresponding unsaturated fatty alcohols in the iodine number range from 90 to 100. The fatty substances are also distinguished by improved color and odor and are suitable for making fatty chemical products, e.g. alkoxylates, ether sulphates, sulphates and esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Achim Ansmann, Guenther Demmering, Georg Assmann, Fritz Schuster, Alfred Westfechtel, Michael Koehler
  • Patent number: 6227262
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for filling the tank of an automatic floor-cleaning machine by providing a large capacity storage tank for a cleaning fluid, a reservoir for a concentrated cleaning agent, and a mobile floor-cleaning machine having a storage tank for a cleaning fluid wherein the apparatus is designed so that the floor-cleaning machine can be filled quickly by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Albert Kohl, Jean-Claude Frezal, Jean-Marc Bortolotti, Michel Bertrand, Fernand Alvaro, Pierre Duffal, Jean-Marc Giuliano
  • Patent number: 6204353
    Abstract: The invention relates to spinning finishes containing a lubricant of improved biodegradability, the lubricant consisting of block copolyesters. The block copolyesters are produced from hydrophilic polyethylene glycols and hydrophobic diols selected from the group of polypropylene glycols, polytetrahydrofurans, polycaprolactone diols, hydrogenation products of ricinoleic acid esters, 1,2-alkanediols, &agr;,&ohgr;-alkanediols and/or dimeric diols and dicarboxylic acids containing 2 to 36 carbon atoms connecting the blocks A) and B), anhydrides thereof, esters thereof with lower alcohols containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms and/or carbonic diesters of lower alcohols containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Ulrich Eicken, Raymond Mathis, Norbert Bialas
  • Patent number: 6204231
    Abstract: An aqueous alkaline composition for cleaning equipment used in the food industry wherein the composition contains potassium hydroxide or a mixture of potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide and wherein the potassium hydroxide is present in an amount of at least 20% by weight, based on the weight of hydroxide present in the composition. A process for regenerating the cleaning solution is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommandigesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Anja Patten, Ralf Krack, Dietmar Rossner
  • Patent number: 6200492
    Abstract: Polymers that have limiting viscosities, measured in tetrahydrofuran at 20° C., of at least about 200 mL/g and that can be made by addition polymerization of a mixture of monomers containing: A. from 100—about 30 wt % of esters of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid with monohydric saturated aliphatic alcohols which contain from 1-22 C atoms; and B. up to about 70 wt % of monomers selected from the group consisting of: (1) unsaturated aliphatic carboxylic acids with 3-5 C atoms and their amides, (2) styrene and alkylstyrenes with 1-4 C atoms in their alkyl residues, (3) acrylonitrile, (4) vinyl esters of aliphatic C1-18 carboxylic acids, and (5) amino substituted esters of acrylic acid and methacrylic acid with monohydric alcohols having from 2-6 carbon atoms are highly effective anti-sling additives for textile lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Ulrich Eicken, Andreas Botulinski, Heidi Fiedler, Manfred Gorzinski, Issac Fleming, Charles G. Dewitt, Jeffrey T. Langley
  • Patent number: 6180578
    Abstract: A water-containing compact detergent composition having a controllably variable strength containing an aqueous lye solution, a viscosity increasing agent selected from a compound corresponding to formula I or formula II HOCH2CH(R1)OR2   (I) [HOCH2CH(R8)3-xNHx  (II) and a solid alkali metal hydroxide. The product is useful in domestic or institutional dishwashing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Dieter Hemm, Guenter Hellmann, Klaus Wilbert
  • Patent number: 6166159
    Abstract: Described are high-strength materials which are degradable and resorbable in the human and animal organisms and shaped articles manufactured therefrom, such as implants, based on cured (meth)acrylic acid esters of polyfunctionally hydroxyl-terminated oligomers of lower hydroxycarboxylic acids {polyfunctional (meth)acrylic acid esters}. The invention is characterized in that said materials and/or shaped articles have been three-dimensionally cross-linked by radiation-curing and/or any other, however boron-free, free radical-initiated polymerization of the polyfunctional (meth)acrylic acid esters and exhibit a tensile strength under standard conditions of at least 10 N/mm.sup.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Ritter
  • Patent number: 6166124
    Abstract: A process for the production of cationic layer compounds wherein layer compounds corresponding to general formula (I):--[E.sub.e Z.sub.z D.sub.d V.sub.v (OH.sup.-).sub.x ](A.sup.n-).sub.a.qH.sub.2 O-- (I)in whichE is a monovalent cation from the group consisting of alkali metals,e is a number of 0 to 2,Z is a divalent metal cation,z is a number of 0 to 6,D is a trivalent metal cation,d is a number of 0 to 3,V is a tetravalent metal cation,v is a number of 0 to 1,(A.sup.n-) is an acid anion having the charge n- where n is an integer of 1 to 3,q is a number of 1 to 10,with the proviso that x>a and e+2z+3d+4v=x+na, are subjected to alkali-induced ripening in aqueous medium wherein the alkali metal hydroxide content of said aqueous medium is adjusted to a value in the 1- to 6-molar range, the crystallization temperature is adjusted to a value in the range from 60.degree. C. to 100.degree. C., and the crystallization time is adjusted to a value in the range from 2.5 to 50 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ilona Lange, Joerg-Dieter Klamann, Juergen Foell, Peter Wedl, Dieter Marks
  • Patent number: 6146512
    Abstract: A process for controlling foam in a water-based electrophoretic coating bath for coating an electrically conductive substrate wherein the bath contains at least one cathodically depositable synthetic resin by adding to the bath a polyalkylene oxide compound whose oxyalkyl groups contain 2 to 4 carbon atoms and the terminal OH groups are esterified with a carboxylic acid or etherified with an allyl or methyl aryl group and has a solubility of more than 50 parts by weight in 100 parts by weight of water at 25.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Rainer Hoefer, Heinz-Guenther Schulte, Harald Frommelius
  • Patent number: 6139853
    Abstract: A solid hair colorant composition in powder or granular form containing from 1 to 10% by weight of at least one oxidation dye precursor, from 10 to 35% by weight of an oxidizing agent, from 3 to 25% by weight of a substantive plant dye or 25 to 70% by weight of henna neutral, and optionally conventional cosmetic additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Hans Schwarzkopf GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mustafa Akram, Wolfgang Wolff, Sandra Rohweder, Stephan Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6126921
    Abstract: A process for treating hair by applying thereto a composition in the form of an aqueous dispersion of a water-insoluble polymer having a glass transition temperature of -20.degree. C. to +70.degree. C. wherein the water-insoluble polymer is formed from monomers selected from the group consisting of esters of acrylic acid, esters of methacrylic acid and styrene, and the composition further contains a water-soluble polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Winfried Emmerling, Hans-Peter Hofmann, Rainer Kade, Ludwig Schieferstein
  • Patent number: 6123990
    Abstract: A process for providing a substrate with anti-static and lubricating properties by contacting the substrate with a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymer composition having hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Wiggins, Michael J. Incorvia, Stephen A. Fischer
  • Patent number: 6107269
    Abstract: A process for producing granular detergents, cleaners or components thereof from dust-like solids having a particle size distribution such that at least 5% by weight of the solids have a diameter smaller than 0.1 mm, by placing the solids in a moving mixer and adding water in its vaporous state to the solids whereby the water in its vaporous state forms liquid water in situ on at least part of the solids in an amount of from 0.1% to 2% by weight, based on the weight of the granular detergents, cleaners or components thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Henrich Engels, Michael Marschner
  • Patent number: 6090764
    Abstract: A process for increasing the solubility and surfactant content of a concentrated aqueous manual dishwashing detergent composition by adding to the composition a glycerol sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Udo Hees, Ansgar Behler
  • Patent number: 6056947
    Abstract: A water-based composition for treating hair wherein the composition contains(a) a polymer selected from cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic and nonionic polymers,(b) an alkyl polglycoside corresponding to formula (I):RO--(Z).sub.x (I)in whichR is an alkyl radical containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms,Z is a mono- or oligosaccharide,x is a number of 1.1 to 5,or adducts thereof with 1 to 10 moles of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide, and(c) a fatty alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Joerg Kahre, Hermann Hensen, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Dagmar Goebels, Holger Tesmann
  • Patent number: 6046298
    Abstract: A process for producing a polyurethane resin having an extended gel time by reacting a polyol component with a polyisocyanate in an NCO:OH ratio of from 10:1 to 1:10 wherein the polyol component contains from 0.1% to 100% by weight of a randomized castor oil prepared by heating castor oil for between about 0.1 and 15 hours at a temperature of between about 100.degree. C. and 280.degree. C. in the presence of a basic lithium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Bernd Beuer, Roland Gruetzmacher, Andreas Heidbreder, Johann Klein
  • Patent number: 6045779
    Abstract: A water-based composition for the treatment of hair or skin containing an active-substance combination of cosmetic components consisting of(a) an alkyl polyglycoside corresponding to general formula (I):RO--(Z).sub.x (I)in which R is an alkyl radical containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms, Z is a mono- or oligosaccharide and x is a number of 1.1 to 5, or adducts thereof with 1 to 10 moles of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide,(b) a polymer, and(c) a vegetable oil selected from kukui nut oil, almond oil, walnut oil, peach kernel oil, avocado oil, tea tree oil, soya oil, sesame oil, sunflower seed oil, tsubaki oil, evening primrose oil, rice bran oil, palm kernel oil, mango kernel oil, meadow foam oil, thistle oil, macadamia nut oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, babassu oil, olive oil, wheat germ oil, pumpkin seed oil, mallow oil, hazel nut oil, safflower oil, jojoba oil, canola oil, sasanqua oil and shea butter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Reinhard Mueller, Kurt Seidel, Anke Kaczich, Detlef Hollenberg, Iduna Matzik
  • Patent number: 6028229
    Abstract: A process for the production of end-capped nonionic surfactants corresponding to formula (I): ##STR1## in which R.sup.1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms, n1 and n2 independently of one another represent 0 or a number from 1 to 10, m represents a number from 1 to 20 and R.sup.2 represents methyl or ethyl, by(a) etherifying a fatty alcohol polyglycol ether corresponding to formula (II): ##STR2## in which R.sup.1, n1, n2 and m are as defined above, with a dialkyl sulfate in the presence of a solid substantially water-free base and an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal hydride,(b) adding water to the crude ethers in such a quantity that phase separation occurs, and(c) removing the organic phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Joaquim Bigorra Llosas, Nuria Bonastre, Rafael Pi Subirana, Antonio Trius Oliva