Patents Examined by Charles I. Boyer
  • Patent number: 11225631
    Abstract: Bleach catalyst detergent compositions are provided. The compositions are suitable for use with additional detergent and/or bleaching compositions while providing bleach catalysts within a detergent composition. The detergent compositions are free of anionic surfactant, are highly aqueous and have a pH of less than 6. Methods of use for cleaning are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lundberg, Jonathan P. Fast
  • Patent number: 11224567
    Abstract: A hair care composition providing improved in-use wet feel. The composition can contain from about 20% to about 45%, by weight, of a detersive surfactant and from about 0.01% to about 2.5%, by weight, of a cationic guar polymer. The hair care composition can produce a final rinse friction of from about 600 gf to about 2000 gf and a delta final to initial from of at least 150 gf. The hair care composition can be applied to the hair when it is dispensed from an aerosol foam dispenser as a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean Jianqun Zhao, Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Eric Michael Hoel, Howard David Hutton, III, Sarah Elizabeth Mullen, Rootvij Dinesh Patel, Xiaoru Jenny Wang
  • Patent number: 11225630
    Abstract: The need for a liquid hand-dishwashing composition which provides further improved sudsing volume and longevity when washing dishware using diluted liquid hand dishwashing compositions, especially in the presence of greasy soil and particulate soil, while still providing the desired cleaning, is met when the composition is formulated with a surfactant system comprising a specific level of alkyl sulfate surfactant and a co-surfactant, when the alkyl chain of the alkyl sulfate anionic surfactant has a mol fraction of C12 and C13 chains of at least about 50%, and the C13/C12 mol ratio of the alkyl chain is at least about 57/43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jan Julien Marie-Louise Billiauw, Kristof Crets, Phillip Kyle Vinson
  • Patent number: 11219583
    Abstract: A composition for removing nail polish includes a propylene glycol methyl ether; and a C2-C3 monoalcohol. The C2-C3 monoalcohol and the propylene glycol methyl ether are present in a C2-C3 monoalcohol to propylene glycol methyl ether ratio by weight from about 1:1 to about 20:1. Methods for removing nail polish are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Christopher Pang, Tsang-Min Huang, I-Fan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11208614
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions that include esteramines. Related methods of preparation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bjorn Ludolph, Dawid Marczewski, Sophia Rosa Ebert, Stefano Scialla
  • Patent number: 11208615
    Abstract: A composition for removing spillage on asphalt paving of hydrocarbon substances which includes modifiers, chemical oxidizers and bacteria which metabolizes both the spillage and a softened top layer of asphalt paving to aid in rehardening the surface of the mat while not metabolizing the underlying asphalt paving unaffected by the spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Zahajko, Michael Gregory Zahajko, Derek Zahajko, Kimball Garvin, Eric Jensen
  • Patent number: 11192904
    Abstract: Silicone compounds, delivery compositions, compositions, packaged products and displays comprising such silicone compounds, and processes for making and using such benefit agent delivery compositions, compositions, packaged products and displays. Such compositions have improved deposition and retention properties that may impart improved benefit characteristics to a composition and/or situs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Bernard William Kluesener, Rafael Trujillo, Zaiyou Liu, Rebecca Ann Langevin
  • Patent number: 11162055
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to cleaning compositions, methods of making the cleaning compositions, and methods of using the cleaning compositions. The cleaning compositions comprise an enzyme composition, a nonionic surfactant having an HLB between 10 and 22, and a quaternary amine. Preferably, the enzyme compositions included in the cleaning compositions comprise a cellulase, an AA9 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, a hemicellulase, an esterase, an expansin, a laccase, a ligninolytic enzyme, a pectinase, a peroxidase, a protease, a swollenin, or a combination or mixture thereof. The compositions are useful for degradation of bacterial cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Murphy, Lyndal Jensen
  • Patent number: 11141370
    Abstract: A hair care composition. Where the hair care composition contains from about 20% to about 45% detersive surfactant; from about 0.01% to about 2.5% of a cationic synthetic polymer that is a homopolymer and/or a copolymer with charge density from about 2 to about 10 meq/g, and a molecular weight from about 1,000 g/mol to about 2,000,000 g/mol; from about 0.01% to about 2.5%, of a cationic guar polymer with a molecular weight of from about 50,000 g/mol to about 2,500,000 g/mol and charge density from about 0.1 meq/g to about 2.5 meq/g; and from about 0.5% to about 10% silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean Jianqun Zhao, Eric Michael Hoel, Howard David Hutton, III, Sarah Elizabeth Mullen, Rootvij Dinesh Patel, Xiaoru Jenny Wang
  • Patent number: 11130929
    Abstract: A siloxane polymer. A composition including the polymer. A method of treating and/or cleaning a situs using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Bernard William Kluesener
  • Patent number: 11118138
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a composition suitable for cleaning cooked-, baked- and burnt-on soils, which has improved efficacy on proteinaceous soils. Detergent compositions having metal complexes with certain salicylidene ligands solve this problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sascha Schaefer, Iris Dienwiebel, Christian Umbreit, Christian Kropf, Tatjana Parac-Vogt, Thomas Quanten
  • Patent number: 11118139
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a detergent, especially a dishwashing detergent, with improved detergency. Detergent compositions having metal complexes with certain salicylidene ligands, which may be created in situ, solve this problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sascha Schaefer, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Thomas Weber, Britta Strauss, Iris Dienwiebel
  • Patent number: 11118142
    Abstract: A detergent formulation comprises 0.5 to 10 weight-percent mixed-charge polymer and one to 10 weight-percent nonionic surfactant, where weight-percent is relative to total detergent formulation weight, and wherein the mixed-charge polymer comprises quaternary ammonium groups and carboxylate groups extending as pendant side groups from the polymer backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman
  • Patent number: 11091725
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of cleaning residual pesticide from an agricultural vessel, and to kits and compositions useful for the practice of such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Amanda C. Herr, David A. Morgenstern, James W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11089779
    Abstract: A disinfectant composition that is effective against tuberculosis-causing bacteria is disclosed. The composition contains a disinfectant agent that is a combination of biocidal quaternary ammonium compound and an N,N-di-substituted alkylamide water insoluble solvent. The composition can be a concentrated formulation or a ready-to-use formulation. Methods of disinfecting surfaces containing tuberculosis-causing bacteria are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Sangeeta Ganguly-Mink, Kenneth J. Littel, Shui Ping Zhu
  • Patent number: 11085007
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to compositions, methods and systems for the removal of starch. The methods include: providing cleaning solution and rinsing fluid along supply line(s); connecting the supply line(s) to one or more cleaning applicators positioned to apply the cleaning solution or the rinsing fluid to one or more surfaces of a starch applicator system; and providing a controller which is able to control application of the cleaning solution and the rinsing fluid through the one or more cleaning applicators. The systems include the components described in relation to the methods. The compositions include about 5 to 15% w/w alpha amylase to break down the starch into water-soluble units; and non-ionic surfactant(s) and/or solvent(s) to react at the interface of the starch and surface it is attached to as well as liquefy the resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ECOCHEM AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grant Literski, Malcolm Robert Dudley
  • Patent number: 11078448
    Abstract: A detergent composition for dry cleaning is disclosed. The detergent composition for dry cleaning includes a) 5 to 10% by weight of a fluorinated (fluoro-based) solvent, b) 1 to 2% by weight of a cleaning booster, c) 5 to 10% by weight of an anti-shrinkage agent, d) 40 to 50% by weight of a water-soluble solvent, and e) 30 to 40% by weight of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minji Kim, Jongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 11065189
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous skin cleansing compositions. Specific amounts and chain length of acyl glycinate and acyl glutamate when used in specified ratios, have been found to unexpectedly enhance lather volume and texture, as well as provide superior mildness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Yeyi Gu, Tirucherai Varahan Vasudevan, Kayla Marie Kemler, Adrienne Lyn King
  • Patent number: 11066514
    Abstract: A polymer composition that includes a polyester terephthalate. A method of making a liquid laundry detergent composition using the polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Bekaert, Andrea Sciacca, Karel Jozef Maria Depoot, Alice Michele Boutoille
  • Patent number: 11052031
    Abstract: An aqueous cleansing composition comprising a cationic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, and a thickener comprising an alkoxylated methyl glucose ether, wherein a weight ratio of cationic surfactant to nonionic surfactant is greater than 0.9:1. The combination of the cationionic:nonionic surfactant ratio with the alkoxylated methyl glucose ether thickener provides the composition with cold weather stability. Cold weather stability is observed when the composition remains transparent after cold storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eugene Hardy, Marian Holerca, Rabab Ahmed, Evangelia Arvanitidou