Patents Examined by Charles Boyer
  • Patent number: 10100268
    Abstract: Acidic viscoelastic cleaning compositions are disclosed which use non polymer thickening agents. According to the invention, cleaning compositions have been developed using viscoelastic surfactants in acidic cleaning formulations. These provide the dual benefit of thickening as well as an additional cleaning, thereby improving performance. Applicants have also identified several pseudo linking agents which when, used with viscoelastic surfactants provide enhanced viscoelasticity and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Michael Charles Denoma, Yvonne Marie Killeen, Susan Maloney Viall
  • Patent number: 10081781
    Abstract: Solid rinse aid compositions and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. Solid rinse aid compositions include in a single concentrate composition a pyrithione preservative system to replace conventional preservatives in the isothiazolinone family, such as chloromethylisothiazolinone. Beneficially, the pyrithione preservative systems eliminate the need for any personal protective equipment to handle the solid rinse aid compositions. Methods of making and use using the rinse aids are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Foster, Andrew M. Jensen, Katherine Molinaro, Nathan D. Peitersen, Elaine Black
  • Patent number: 10077417
    Abstract: A cleaning composition is particularly suited for cleaning dirty intake valves. The cleaning composition includes a high solvency surfactant/solvent which has a Kb greater than 100 or polar Hansen solubility parameter greater than 6. The surfactant/solvent is combined with a carrier such as water or an organic carrier and a surfactant. A wetting agent may also be employed. The cleaning composition is added to the intake air as a mist as the engine is running. Aqueous and non-aqueous versions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Hida Hasinovic, David E. Turcotte
  • Patent number: 10058488
    Abstract: A hand cleaning article is provided that includes a towel presenting two opposing surfaces. A hand cleaning composition is impregnated into the towel and includes a first non-ionic surfactant that is a C12-C15 alkyl ethoxylated alcohol having an average degree of ethoxylation of from 3 to 7. A solvent is present of a dibasic ester microemulsion, R1—C(O)N(CH3)2 where R1 is a C2-C20 alkane, C3-C20 alkene, C6-C20 diene, or R2—C(O)O—(CH2)n where a C1-C20 alkane, C3-C20 alkene, or C6-C20 diene, and n is an integer of between 1 and 10, or a combination of the dibasic ester microemulsion and R1—C(O)N(CH3). An organic co-solvent is provided of: a C4-C28 acid ester, C9-C16 hydrocarbons having a boiling in the range of 150° C. to 290° C., butyl 3-hydroxynutyrate, or a combination thereof. The majority of the composition is water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Gottesburen, Lee R. Rieth
  • Patent number: 10053653
    Abstract: Ambient moisture-activatable surface treatment powders containing persalt, positively charged phase transfer agent and alkaline pH buffering may be activatable without the addition of liquid. Some ambient moisture-activatable surface treatment powders are substantially free of bleach activators and/or chlorine. Methods of use of ambient moisture activatable powders include applying them to the surfaces to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sterilex, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Fu, Mark Wozniak, Chris Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 10047322
    Abstract: Agent for removing spots or deposits from hard or soft surfaces. The agent includes surfactants, an adhesion promoter, and at least one active substance, wherein the adhesion promoter is selected from the group of the alkylene-styrene copolymers, the olefin homopolymers or olefin copolymers of two or more olefins, wherein the polymers can also be hydrogenated, and the polyalkylene derivatives, the active substance is an acid, an alkali, a bleaching agent, and/or hydrophobic organic solvent not bound in a gel, and the agent includes either at least 10 wt % of at least one acid or at least 10 wt % of at least one alkali and/or at least 5 wt % of a bleaching agent and/or includes at least 10 wt % of hydrophobic organic solvent not bound in a gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joachim Leipold, Edgar Jaeschke, Antje Schirmer
  • Patent number: 10015933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminar body for making greenhouse roofs, comprising at least one laminar layer, which defines at least one main surface of the laminar body and comprises a polymer matrix and nano-particles of titanium dioxide TiO2 in the anatase and/or rutilium form, dispersed in the polymer matrix. The nano-particles have dimensions not greater than 100 nm. The titanium dioxide is present with a concentration in weight of between ?30 and 1500 ppm in relation to the polymer matrix. The invention also relates to a method of greenhouse cultivation and the use of the laminar body according to the invention for making greenhouse roofs. The invention also relates to a greenhouse having a roof comprising at least one laminar body according to the invention and to a masterbatch for making a laminar layer of a laminar body according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Lanfranco Boldrin
  • Patent number: 10017718
    Abstract: The invention relates to a concentrated detergent composition comprising an alkali metal carbonate, methylglycinediacetic acid, glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid, and alkali metal tripolyphosphate. The composition is particularly suited to remove tea and coffee soil in warewashing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Foster, David W. Gohl, Sven Klose, Dirk Kullwitz, John Mansergh, Timothy Meier, Beana Pathicheril
  • Patent number: 10010073
    Abstract: A waterless and essentially alcohol-free sanitizer composition or aerosolized hand sanitizing composition containing a quaternary ammonium salt such as benzalkonium chloride to kill germs and bacteria, a volatile carrier such as cyclomethicone, additional moisturizers, and optionally fragrance or other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Relevo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Southard, Brian K. Southard
  • Patent number: 10005992
    Abstract: The present invention relates to gels comprising lamellar phase compositions and water-soluble unit dose articles comprising said gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mauro Vaccaro, Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, Nigel Patrick Somerville-Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker, Eric San Jose Robles, Melissa Cuthbertson, Lynn Donlon
  • Patent number: 9994800
    Abstract: The present composition relates to fabric care compositions comprising an organosiloxane polymer. Methods of using such compositions including contacting a fabric with the composition and rinsing the fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Bernard William Kluesener, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Rachel Morgan Clayton
  • Patent number: 9994795
    Abstract: An antifoam granule includes a carrier and an antifoam compound deposited on the carrier. The antifoam granule is formed using a method that includes providing an emulsion and contacting the emulsion with a carrier to deposit the antifoam compound on the carrier and form the antifoam granule. The emulsion includes an oil phase, an aqueous phase, and a silicone polyether. The oil phase includes an antifoam compound. The antifoam compound includes a hydrophobic fluid and a hydrophobic filler dispersed in the hydrophobic fluid. The aqueous phase includes a binder and water. The emulsion is formed using a method that includes combining the oil phase, the aqueous phase, and the silicone polyether to form the emulsion. The antifoam granule is also utilized in a method of facilitating rinsing of a detergent from a substrate that includes applying the detergent, including the antifoam granule, to the substrate and rinsing the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Anick Colson, Laurence Gallez, Christel Manette Simon, Nicolas Ziolkowski
  • Patent number: 9988594
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for sanitizing and/or disinfecting hard surfaces, comprising: a cationic biocide, surfactant and low levels of VOC solvents. The cleaning composition is adapted to clean a variety of hard surfaces without leaving behind a visible residue and creates low levels of streaking and filming on the treated surface. The cleaning composition contains less than 5% by weight of VOCs. The cleaning composition may be used alone as a liquid or spray formulation or in combination with a substrate, for example, a pre-loaded cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Janiece Hope, Nancy A. Falk, Wenyu Zhang, Jared Heymann, Mona Marie Knock, Mike Kinsinger, Bernard Hill, Vidya Ananth, Ashish Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 9982224
    Abstract: A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) water; (e) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Thomas A. Strash
  • Patent number: 9960051
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an activation composition for activation of silicon substrates, which is an aqueous solution comprising a source of palladium ions, a source of fluoride ions and at least two aromatic acids. The present invention further relates to a method for its use and optionally for subsequent metallization of such treated substrates. The method can be employed in semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christof Suchentrunk, Christian Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9956749
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a polymeric article includes a first polymeric layer defining a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a first side and a second side opposing the first side, the first side being exposed to atmospheric air, and an ink layer and a second polymeric layer, the ink layer being positioned between the second polymeric layer and the second portion of the first polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Paul Yizze, III, Bernard Gerard Marchetti, Charles Alan Rocco
  • Patent number: 9957471
    Abstract: Liquid laundry detergent compositions. Water-soluble unit dose articles that include a gel and a particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mauro Vaccaro, Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, Nigel Patrick Somerville-Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker, Eric San Jose Robles, Melissa Cuthbertson, Lynn Donlon
  • Patent number: 9951297
    Abstract: Fabric care compositions comprising a cationic polymer, a silicone, and a surfactant system. Methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Mark Robert Sivik, Renae Dianna Fossum, Susanne Birkel, Nicholas David Vetter, Heather Anne Doria, Carola Barrera, Bernardo Aguilera-Mercado, Aaron Flores-Figueroa
  • Patent number: 9944890
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for removing a residue of resin from the surface of equipment. In one embodiment, the methods comprise: providing a cleaning solution comprising a pH-adjusting agent, a chemical solvent, and water, wherein the chemical solvent is selected from the group consisting of ?-lactam, ?-lactam, ?-lactam, ?-lactam, 2-pyrrolidone, N-methylpyrrolidone, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone (DMI), caprolactam, cyclohexanone, cyclopentanone, ?-butyrolactone, ?-butyrolactone, ?-decalactone, ?-valerolactone, ?-caprolactone, butylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, and ethylene carbonate, any combination thereof, and any derivative thereof; allowing the cleaning solution to contact a surface at least partially coated with a layer of resin; and allowing the cleaning solution to at least partially dissolve the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Nguyen, Loan K. Vo
  • Patent number: 9937111
    Abstract: A consumer product comprises: (a) a porous dissolvable solid structure, (b) a first hydrophobic coating comprising a first benefit agent, and (c) a second hydrophobic coating comprising a second benefit agent. The first and second hydrophobic coatings are discretely applied to the porous dissolvable solid structure. A method of forming an aqueous treatment liquor comprises the steps of: (a) providing a consumer product, (b) providing an aqueous solution, and (c) dissolving the consumer product in the aqueous solution to form an aqueous treatment liquor comprising a hydrophobic portion and an aqueous portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Lawrence Lynch, Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Joanne Roberta Willman, Benjamin John Kutay, Philip Andrew Sawin, Mark William Hamersky