Patents Examined by Charles I. Boyer
  • Patent number: 11572531
    Abstract: The invention includes ware detergent compositions which provides superior cleaning and removal of oily and fatty soils, without the production of excessive foam. According to the invention applicants have discovered that use of a quaternary cationic surfactant in combination with a nonionic low foaming surfactant can provide oily soil removal from ware that is superior to traditional warewash detergent formulations. Compositions for alkaline, preferably solid, warewash detergents are disclosed, as well as their use in dish machines and methods of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Richard Fu, Lisa M. Sanders, Monique Roerdink Lander, John Mansergh, Carter M. Silvernail, Matthew Luedtke
  • Patent number: 11555126
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable formulation and its use as a surfaces restoring agent, said formulation allows a substantial savings when restoring the existing paint on different surfaces, since it mainly cleans and restores the surface or paint contaminated by the environment, damaged due to the sun and the processes of the different industries, in addition to being friendly to the environment, making it a useful technology in any industrial branch that involves cleaning and restoring large areas. It is worth noting that the modifications to the original formula were made to optimize the results in the different applications and improve its biodegradability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Gilberto Hinojosa Munoz
  • Patent number: 11555162
    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 from 5% to 50% of a sudsing surfactant system and polyvinyl alcohol having a viscosity of from 20 mPa·s to 55 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Frederik Clara P. Vandenberghe
  • Patent number: 11555165
    Abstract: A solid cleaning composition, the composition including: one or more anionic surfactants, wherein the one or more anionic surfactants constitute 40 wt. % to 90 wt. % of the composition; a cationic biocide, wherein the cationic biocide constitute 0.0001 wt. % to 2 wt. % of the composition; and one or more humectants; wherein the one or more humectants constitute 0.03 wt. % to 35 wt. % of the compositions, the cationic biocide retaining its biocidal activity as demonstrated by a reduction of at least 1.0 log 10 in a standard hand wash test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Juan Salas, Jesus Macias, Janice L. Fuls
  • Patent number: 11555163
    Abstract: The need for a liquid hand dishwashing cleaning composition that is less hazy, while also provides reduced surface tension between the detergent composition and the soiled plate, and hence improvements in cleaning, is met when the liquid hand dishwashing cleaning composition is formulated with a surfactant system and a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of hydrolysis of from about 40% to about 86%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Mark Robert Sivik, Evelyne Johanna Lutgarde Van Hecke
  • Patent number: 11549082
    Abstract: A cleaning agent comprising a polyacrylate terpolymer and a maleic olefin compound may be added to an aqueous system having a metal surface, such as a metal surface of a heat exchanger, in a concentration sufficient to remove fouling deposits from the metal surface in neutral or alkaline conditions. The removal of fouling deposits with the application of the cleaning agent may occur while the system is shut down or in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mary Jane Legaspi Felipe, Montgomery Pifer, Ramakrishna Ponnapati, Joey Dacula Mangadlao, Anthony Taglione, David N. Fulmer, Sara Hartranft
  • Patent number: 11542400
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid mixture (preferably an oil-in-water emulsion) for cleaning spilled paint, varnish, dye and/or surface coating, and a cleaning method comprising a step of applying said mixture to a fresh stain left by paint, varnish, surface coating and/or dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: PREVOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Aurélien Duval, Karine Padois, Joël Blomet
  • Patent number: 11530370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid hand dishwashing cleaning composition including a surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system includes an anionic surfactant and a co-surfactant, wherein the anionic surfactant includes a mixture of a linear anionic surfactant and a branched anionic surfactant with a defined degree of branching and with the branching predominantly on an unalkoxylated alkyl sulfate surfactant. Such compositions exhibit surprising and unexpected improved sudsing profile, preferably stable suds, especially when the manual dishwashing is performed in a sink full of water with the cleaning composition diluted in it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jan Julien Marie-Louise Billiauw, Roel Krols, Christopher Stephen Jones
  • Patent number: 11518960
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards an aqueous alkaline cleaner composition comprising: an iron cation, a molybdenum cation, a cobalt cation, or combinations thereof; and an alkaline component; wherein the pH of the aqueous alkaline composition is at least 10, and the aqueous alkaline composition includes no more than 50 ppm of phosphate. Also disclosed are treatment systems comprising an aqueous alkaline composition for treating at least a portion of a substrate, and a pretreatment composition for treating at least a portion of a substrate. Also disclosed are substrates treated according to the disclosed treatment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. McMillen, Steven J. Lemon, Kevin T. Sylvester, Justin J. Martin, Michel Sudour
  • Patent number: 11492189
    Abstract: A packaging system for the storage of an ophthalmic device is disclosed. The packaging system comprises a sealed container containing one or more unused ophthalmic devices immersed in an aqueous packaging solution comprising one or more hydrophilic polymers or copolymers comprising hydrophilic units and endcapped with a hydrophobic end group and a hydrophilic end group, wherein the solution has an osmolality of at least about 200 mOsm/kg, a pH of about 6 to about 9 and is heat sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Analuz Mark, Ivan M. Nuñez, Vicki L. Barniak, Jennifer M. Hunt, Lynn Coullard, Keyla M. Cubi
  • Patent number: 11485937
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleaning composition for sanitizing or disinfecting hard surfaces containing 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: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Diana Mitchell, Sarah Coulter, Ashish Jha, William Ouellette, Gregory van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 11479742
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 11447724
    Abstract: Consumer product compositions that include siloxane compounds having pendant silyl ether moieties, which may include perfume raw material fragments. Such siloxane compounds. Methods related to such compounds and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Bernard William Kluesener
  • Patent number: 11427794
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the fields of household and industrial cleaning, particularly in applications for cleaning laundry. In one aspect the present disclosure provides liquid unit dose detergent product, having: (a) a container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispensible film material; and (b) a liquid composition having: (i) at least one surfactant; (ii) at least one encapsulated fragrance; and (iii) a solvent system that includes at least one low density organic solvent having a density less than 1.0 g/mL and at least one high density organic solvent having a density greater than 1.0 g/mL; wherein the water-soluble or water-dispensible film material forms a container that entraps the liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11421184
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of cleaning compositions. In particular it relates to liquid, gelled or pasty cleaning compositions comprising one or more detergent surfactants. The invention provides cleaning compositions comprising water, one or more detergent surfactants, a water immiscible oil-based phase, and defibrillated primary cell wall material comprising microfibrils. The invention also relates to a method for preparing a cleaning composition comprising water, one or more detergent surfactants and defibrillated primary cell wall material comprising microfibrils, wherein the method includes a high shear treatment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Leonardus Marcus Flendrig, Gerrit Jan Willem Goudappel, Anke Kuijk, Sandra Joyce Veen, Orlin Dimitrov Velev, Krassimir Petkov Velikov, Jan Adrianus Verheij, Yan Zeng
  • Patent number: 11421186
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions designed to maintain solid integrity throughout production of the pressed solid, during mechanical conveying and during ejection from molds, are disclosed. Solid detergent compositions having unexpected immediate block hardness without a curing step are provided by inclusion of a hardness additive composition comprising a synergistic ratio of polycarboxylic acid polymer chelants to aminocarboxylate chelants. Methods of making solid detergent compositions and solid detergent compositions having at least substantially similar cleaning performance to solid detergent compositions without the hardness additive composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jesus Cabanas, Gerald Phan, Yoshiyuki Sato, Tomoko Nakabayashi, Masahiro Takaoka, John Mansergh, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 11419802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extruded soap bar composition. It more particularly relates to a soap bar composition which delivers the enhanced antimicrobial benefit to skin while ensuring that the soap bar is easy to extrude. This is achieved by including free fatty acids in the soap bar composition while ensuring that part of the free fatty acid is hydroxy stearic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Ajit Manohar Agarkhed, Nitish Kumar, Amitabha Majumdar, Mruthyunjaya Swamy Mathapathi
  • Patent number: 11414631
    Abstract: A solvent composition has an oxygenated solvent and a siloxane solvent. In one embodiment, the oxygenated solvent is propylene glycol methyl ether and the siloxane solvent is hexamethyldisiloxane or octamethyltrisiloxane. In another embodiment, the solvent composition is an azeotrope of propylene glycol n-butyl ether and decamethyltetrasiloxane. The siloxane solvent can be used in any situation where one desires to remove a silicone deposit, e.g., conformal coatings, adhesives, sealants, greases, heat transfer fluids, paints, oils, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NuGeneration Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donato Polignone, Stephen Utschig-Samuels
  • Patent number: 11414627
    Abstract: A portion including at least one chamber having a wall made of water-soluble material, wherein the portion includes a composition which based on the total weight of the composition contains a total amount of 0.1% to 80% by weight of at least one surfactant. Wherein the composition includes at least two phases, wherein a) a first phase is a granular mixture of a solid-state composition and b) a second phase is in the form of a viscoelastic, solid-state molding of a second composition which based on the total weight of the second composition contains a total amount of more than 1% by weight of at least one benzylidene alditol compound of formula (I). Wherein *—, n, m, R1, R2 and R3, R4, R5 and R6 are defined as storage-stable, aesthetic and releases the composition contained therein rapidly and effectively to provide a surfactant-containing liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Filiz Yapici, Anna Klemmer, Matthias Sunder, Oliver Kurth
  • Patent number: 11407962
    Abstract: An antifoaming agent including: (A) an organopolysiloxane having a hydrolysable group shown by the formula (1) on at least one silicon atom of an organopolysiloxane segment constituting a main chain and containing siloxy units shown by the formula (2) at an amount of at least 10 mol % of the total, (B) a non-linear organosilicon resin other than the organopolysiloxane of component (A); and (C) a hydrophobic filler, and a method for manufacturing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Moriya, Shinji Irifune