Patents Examined by Brian P. Mruk
  • Patent number: 11453845
    Abstract: Described herein, are rinse-free laundry care compositions comprising: a surfactant scavenger; an acrylate thickening agent; and a non-ionic surfactant; wherein the non-ionic surfactant and surfactant scavenger are present in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 30:1. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Oscar Bautista Cid, Erick Cardenas Alpizar, Jose Javier Tovar Pescador
  • Patent number: 11453844
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods of using the compositions for treating a floor surface. The disclosed compositions clean the floor surface, repair damage, or maintain the original look of the floor. The disclosed compositions also do not provide a permanent finish on the floor, are temporary coatings, or do not significantly change the gloss of the floor after application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Brian Robert Leafblad, Grant Daniel Lindh, Avila M. Hoffman, Traci Lynn Gioino, Dale Curtis Larson
  • Patent number: 11453847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laundry sheet manufactured using polyvinyl alcohol or a polyvinyl-alcohol-based copolymer and containing a surfactant, in which the surfactant includes a main surfactant and a cosurfactant. The main surfactant includes a first main surfactant and a second main surfactant, and the first main surfactant and the second main surfactant are different from each other, each of the first main surfactant and the second main surfactant independently including a C8-C18 alkyl sulfate alkali metal salt. The cosurfactant includes two or more different surfactants, one of which is fatty acid alkyl ester alkoxylate and the remaining one of which is a nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Kyu Lee, Jun Ho Kim, Ga Eun Yong, Kai Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 11453841
    Abstract: Provided herein are functionalized branched alcohols comprising a glycosyl group, an ethylene oxide linker and a tail. The ethylene oxide linker comprises one or more units of ethylene oxide. The glycosyl group is a substituent structure of a cyclic monosaccharide. The tail comprises a branched paraffin or isomers thereof, the glycosyl group is attached to the ethylene oxide linker, and the ethylene oxide linker is attached to the tail. In an aspect, the glycosyl group is a substituent structure of glucose, mannose, galactose, sorbose, fructose, xylose, arabinose, ribose, lyxose, lactose, or maltose, or variants thereof. The tail can be a paraffin comprising 9 to 13 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ross Mabon, Shane Deighton, Arben Jusufi
  • Patent number: 11447727
    Abstract: A unit dose detergent pack includes a pouch made of a water-soluble film and a detergent composition encapsulated within the pouch, wherein the detergent composition includes a surfactant component including (1) an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone that is ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide, (2) at least one non-ionic surfactant having an alkoxylated alcohol, and (3) at least one anionic surfactant having a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate wherein (1), (2), and (3) are present in a weight ratio of actives of about (0 to 0.5):(0.05 to 0.9):(0 to 0.75). The detergent composition also includes water and a rheology control agent and has a viscosity of less than about 7,500 cps at 75° F. when diluted with additional water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11447725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a solvent composition and methods of using the solvent composition. The solvent composition includes at least 80 wt. % of trans-1,2-dichloroetheylene (t-DCE), and 0.1 to 20 wt. % of at least one organic compound. The organic compound may be a hydrocarbon and/or an oxygenated solvent. The solvent composition may be used to clean a surface by contacting the surface with the composition to dissolve a contaminant on the surface. The composition may be used to remove a coating from a surface of a substrate by contacting the surface with the solvent composition to dissolve the coating and removing the composition containing the coating from the surface. The composition may also be used to deposit material on a substrate by dissolving the material in the solvent composition, applying the composition containing the material onto the substrate, and evaporating the composition from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SHELLEF HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Dov Shellef
  • Patent number: 11441102
    Abstract: The need for a container and detergent composition with reduced or no clogging of the spray nozzle, and improved visibility of the spray on the surface, even without the presence of a mesh in front of the spray nozzle and even when spraying at larger spray angles, is met when formulating the detergent composition to comprise a branched alkoxylated alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Bodet, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, Cindy Jean, Olga Barbara Kaczerewska, Muriel Cuilleret, Valerie Perdigon
  • Patent number: 11434453
    Abstract: The need for a light duty maintenance cleaning spray for hard surfaces, which result in less over-spray during application, especially when using spray applicators which provide large coverage angles, and provides more uniform coverage, especially on inclined surfaces, is met when the spray composition is formulated with low surfactant levels and thickener, and is applied as spray droplets having the desired particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deepak Ahirwal, Christophe Matthias Guillaumin, Paulus Antonius Augustinus Hoefte, James Robert Tinlin
  • Patent number: 11427792
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions for dishwashing or warewashing compositions and applications of use are disclosed. In particular, solid carbonate-based compositions that do not require a traditional dispenser for controlled rate of release over multiple cycles are disclosed. Compositions, methods of employ and cleaning using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Max Gelderman, John Mansergh, John Skulan, Monique Roerdink Lander
  • Patent number: 11427785
    Abstract: The present invention is a detergent composition for textile products, containing the following component (A) and the following component (B): component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate with 16 or more and 24 or less carbons, wherein a mass ratio between an internal olefin sulfonate (IO-1S) with 16 or more and 24 or less carbons having a sulfonate group present at position 2 or higher and position 4 or lower and an internal olefin sulfonate (IO-2S) with 16 or more and 24 or less carbons having a sulfonate group present at position 5 or higher, which is (IO-2S)/(IO-1S), is 0.30 or more and 5 or less; and component (B): a soil release agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ozaki, Kosuke Tawa, Takanori Saito, Yuichiro Tase
  • Patent number: 11427793
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning product including an inverted container assembly comprising an inverted container and a liquid dispenser attached to a bottom surface of the inverted container, and a viscous cleaning composition contained in the inverted container assembly. The present invention also relates to the use of the cleaning product for cleaning dishware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Katrien Brouwers, Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Deepak Ahirwal, Greta Annie Renata Sanders
  • Patent number: 11428482
    Abstract: A method is used for cleaning heat exchanger systems. The method is performed at a computer system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs configured for execution by the one or more processors. The method determines component percentages of a cleaning solution based, at least in part, on operational parameters of a heat exchanger system. The operational parameters include chemical composition of fluids passing through the heat exchanger system and operating temperatures of the fluids passing through the heat exchanger system. The component percentages of the cleaning solution include: (1) hydrogen peroxide, 2-90 wt. %; (2) a complexing agent, 3-30 wt. %; (3) water-soluble calixarene, 0.01-10 wt. %; and (4) water. The complexing agent includes a polybasic organic acid or a sodium salt thereof, or a derivative of phosphorous acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ANGARA GLOBAL LTD.
    Inventors: Alexandr Alexandrovich Sheptunov, Daniil Romanovich Bazanov, Ilya Rodin, Eduard Cherednik
  • Patent number: 11421187
    Abstract: What are described are detergent compositions comprising one or more copolymers containing cationic structural units and macromonomeric structural units, and also one or more surfactants and water. The detergent compositions are especially suitable, in an advantageous manner, for producing shine on and imparting hydrophilic properties to the surface which has been treated with the detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Hannah Benson, Carsten Cohrs, Natascha Katharina Schelero, Mike Sahl
  • Patent number: 11421048
    Abstract: Disclosed are staged emulsion polymers comprising a crosslinked first stage polymer and a subsequently polymerized linear or slightly crosslinked second stage polymer segment. The staged emulsion polymers possess a dual activation mechanism and provide desirable rheological, clarity, and aesthetic properties in aqueous and aqueous surfactant containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Shui-Jen Raymond Hsu, Dongcui Li, Sinan Li, Robert Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11414628
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark S. Payne, Jahnavi Chandra Prasad, Zheng You
  • Patent number: 11407902
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions and methods for coating, particularly protecting and optionally cleaning, metallic surfaces, and articles containing such surfaces; wherein the compositions include a zwitterionic polymer including pendant zwitterionic moieties, an inorganic silicate, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Anna Keese, Christoph T. Schuell, Christiane Strerath
  • Patent number: 11396641
    Abstract: A viscoelastic, solid surfactant composition, containing, (i) a total amount of 0.1 to 70 wt % of at least one surfactant, (ii) a total amount of more than 1 wt % of at least one benzylidene alditol compound of formula (I), and (iii) water, is a readily soluble, aesthetically pleasing and storage-stable form of a solid composition for providing surfactant-containing liquors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Filiz Yapici, Anna Klemmer, Matthias Sunder, Oliver Kurth
  • Patent number: 11384315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a copolymer comprising units of type A deriving from carboxylic acid monomers and units of type B deriving from sulfonic acid monomers, said units of type A and B representing more than 80 mol % of the total moles of units in the copolymer, characterized in that it comprises at least: —one first block formed of at least 95 mol % of units of type A and having a degree of polymerization DP1 comprised between 5 and 150; and —one second block formed of at least 95 mol % of units of type A and B with a molar ratio of units of type A to units of type B greater or equal to 1, wherein said units of type A and units of type B are statistically distributed, said second block having a degree of polymerization DP2 such that DP2/DP1?1. It also relates to new detergent compositions comprising such a copolymer, and to the use of this copolymer in a detergent composition, especially an ADW composition, to prevent, limit or eliminate the filming phenomena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Céline Orizet, David James Wilson, Julie Clavier, Eric Van Gramberen
  • Patent number: 11377623
    Abstract: A surfactant (a) having a critical micelle concentration (CMC) of 0.10 g/L or lower, represented by formula (1): R1—[—O-(A1O)n—H]m (1), wherein R1 is a C7-C20 hydrocarbon group having a valence number of m; m is an integer of 2 to 6; A1 in (A1O)n in each of [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is each independently a C2-C4 alkylene group; n in [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is each independently an integer of 1 to 100; and the sum of n in [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is 13 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Araki, Yoshiyuki Wakahara
  • Patent number: 11370994
    Abstract: A composition comprising a surfactant blend, comprising: a polyethylene glycol, wherein the polyethylene glycol has an average molecular weight of from 5,000 g/mol to 9,000 g/mol; a first ethoxylated alcohol comprising the formula R—O(EO)n—H, where R is an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or heterocyclic group having 7-25 carbons, where (EO) is a polyoxyethylene chain and where n is from 3 to 9, wherein the first ethoxylated alcohol has a Pour Point below 23° C.; and a second ethoxylated alcohol comprising the formula R—O(EO)m—H, where R is an alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, aralkyl, or heterocyclic group having 7-25 carbons, where (EO) is a polyoxyethylene chain and where m is from 12 to 20, wherein the second ethoxylated alcohol has a Pour Point at or above 23° C., further wherein the first ethoxylated alcohol is from 20 wt % to 80 wt % of a total weight of the surfactant blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Tate, Jeffrey D. Michalowski, Christopher J. Tucker