Patents Examined by Gregory DelCotto
  • Patent number: 8883704
    Abstract: The invention relates to co-granules containing a) at least one bleach activator, b) at least one metal-containing bleach catalyst, and c) at least 5 wt. % of at least one organic acid. The co-granules are easy to produce, have a high stability in storage and are advantageously suitable for producing cleaning products and detergents and especially products for cleaning crockery in a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Georg Borchers, Gerd Reinhardt, Andreas Schottstedt
  • Patent number: 8697619
    Abstract: A method and composition for removing UV cured nail gel wherein the composition comprises acetone and an alkoxylated lanolin oil is disclosed. The method comprises applying the composition to a cured nail gel and allowing the composition to soak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mycone Dental Supply Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Steffier, Kevin Sheran, Michael Hurt, Gary Iannece
  • Patent number: 8685913
    Abstract: The invention provides improvements in the primary detergency of detergents for washing textiles, particularly against oily stains and/or stains containing fat. These improvements are realized through the use of certain polycarbonate-, polyurethane-, and/or polyurea-polyorganosiloxane compounds or precursor compounds usable in the production thereof having certain reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Nadine Warkotsch, Birgit Middelhauve, Marc-Steffen Schiedel, Konstantin Benda
  • Patent number: 8673833
    Abstract: A low irritancy cleansing composition comprises: (a) an anionic surfactant compound of formula (I): wherein R1 represents a C4-36 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group; each of R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group and wherein at least one of R2, R3, R4 and R5 is not hydrogen and M+ represents a cation; and (b) an amphoteric surfactant; wherein the molar ratio of component (a) to component (b) is from 0.25:1 to 4:1 and wherein the composition comprises less than 3 wt % polyethoxylated non-ionic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventor: Philip Cotrell
  • Patent number: 8658586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for processing and/or modifying surfaces, particularly hard surfaces or textile surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Katerina Karagianni, Wojciech Bzducha
  • Patent number: 8658589
    Abstract: A surfactant concentrate is provided that includes C8-C22 acyl amido compounds, a polyol and C8-C22 fatty acids. The concentrate is formed via an interesterification reaction between a fatty acid ester and an amino compound or salt thereof in a polyol. The resultant surfactant concentrate will have a Hunter Lab Color Scale value L ranging from 70 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Harichian, Van Au, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali, John Robert Winters, Peter Anthony Divone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8658587
    Abstract: A container has: a) a collapsible receptacle, the wall of which is designed flexibly such that the internal volume of the receptacle is adapted to the volume of a liquid contained therein, and which has an outlet with an outlet valve; and b) in the receptacle a disinfectant composition in the form of a solution with a content of aliphatic alcohol of at most 20% by weight. It is possible that the disinfectant composition is not contaminated with spores or other germs also after the container has been opened, even upon repeated discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sabine Behrends, Henning Reinstorff, Andreas Dettmann
  • Patent number: 8653018
    Abstract: A surfactant concentrate is provided that includes C8-C22 acyl amido compounds, a polyol and C8-C22 fatty acids. The concentrate is formed via an interesterification reaction between a C1-C3 alkyl ester of a C8-C22 fatty acid and an amino compound or salt thereof in a polyol. The resultant surfactant concentrate will have a Hunter Lab Color Scale value L ranging from 70 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Harichian, Van Au, Badreddine Ahtchi-Ali, John Robert Winters, Peter Anthony Divone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8648024
    Abstract: A cleanser composition is provided which includes: (i) from 0.01 to 5% by weight of a hydrophobic or cationic silica having a number average particle size ranging from 1 to 30,000 nm; (ii) from 0.1 to 30% by weight of a non-soap synthetic surfactant; and wherein the composition exhibits a UMT Test number of rubs to stick-slip from 1 to 12 under a 20 g load, and a foam volume ranging from 200 to 800 ml using a SITA Foam Tester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Sehkar Palla-Venkata, Surajit Mukherjee, Wei Dong Tian, Martin Swanson Vethamuthu, Rajendra Mohanlal Dave, Junqi Ding
  • Patent number: 8637441
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-foaming detergent, including a sodium alginate, an amylum, a sodium silicate, a citric acid, a sodium citrate, a sea salt, a sodium peroxyborate, a TAED and a borax. Herein, the non-foaming detergent further includes a sodium bicarbonate and a soapnut saponin. The preparation method of the non-foaming detergent comprises the following steps: mixing a sodium silicate and a sodium peroxyborate under stirring, mixing a soapnut saponin, a sodium alginate, an amylum, a sodium citrate, a sea salt, a sodium bicarbonate, a TAED and a borax under stirring, mixing such two mixtures, adding a citric acid therein and further mixing to obtain the non-foaming detergent. In the present invention, the prepared detergent has good solubility, strong activity at low temperature, high washing power and thorough detergency. Besides, the detergent is non-foaming and non-flavoring and the exhaust water during washing can be bio-degraded effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Newer World International Company Limited
    Inventor: Shu Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 8633148
    Abstract: The present application relates to encapsulated, solid, water soluble benefit agents and products comprising such encapsulates, as well as processes for making and using such encapsulates and products comprising such encapsulates. In one aspect, the present application relates to a melamine formaldehyde and/or urea formaldehyde encapsulation process that offers as solution to the dissolution of solid, water soluble benefit agents during the process's emulsification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: The procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Sandra Jacqueline Guinebretiere
  • Patent number: 8623806
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition having a modified polyethyleneimine polymer and a surfactant to provide improved shine on hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Frank Hulskotter, Gloria DiCapua, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Marc François Theophile Evers, Rainer (Anton) Dobrawa, Sophia Ebert
  • Patent number: 8609602
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning solutions. More particularly, non-toxic solutions of base, water, alcohol and detergent, that effectively and surprisingly eliminate contaminating aliphatic acids in aqueous solutions. When present as a foam or even a contaminating film remaining on various parts and surfaces, aliphatic acid contaminants can be present a large and costly problem in manufacturing operations, cleaning tasks, personal hygiene. The need to remove such contaminants arises in a myriad environments and situations, such as during the manufacture of detergents, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, coring and core analysis, manipulation of oils, fuels, fermentation applications, manufacture of emollients, moisturizers, liquors, foods such as seafood, milk, butter and other dairy products, water processing, paper products, tissue culture, reusable clinical equipment, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Anatrace Products, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Travis, Ritesh Mittal, Seth M. Huff, Lijun M. Huang, Liang Tang
  • Patent number: 8586521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a laundry detergent composition to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the wash liquor has a temperature of above 0° C. to 20° C., and wherein the laundry detergent composition comprises greater than 1 wt % detersive surfactant and other detergent ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Philip Frank Souter
  • Patent number: 8579544
    Abstract: A method for the combined chemical oxidation/assisted bioremediation of contaminated materials, comprising contacting a contaminated material with at least one metal chelate and at least one peroxide compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Noel Boulos, Alastair McNeillie, Jason Muessig
  • Patent number: 8580724
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a metal loss inhibitor concentrate is provided which contains water, (A) a component of dissolved organic compounds and polymers that contain at least two hydroxy moieties per molecule and an average of at least 0.4 hydroxy moieties per carbon atom; (B) a thiourea component; and (C) a dissolved component containing aryl and quaternary ammonium moieties; and, optionally: (D) a wetting agent, such as a component of an ethoxylate of an alcohol. Such solutions form useful inhibitor concentrates when combined with aqueous chelating cleaning solutions, wherein such solutions, when contacted with a metal surface, are effective in removing scale, smut and other deposits from the metal surface but exhibit a reduced tendency to attack or unduly etch the metal itself, or to inhibit the subsequent desired oxidation and dissolution of metallic copper deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: David R. McCormick, Ronald F. Dubs
  • Patent number: 8536111
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrophilicity-restoring agent for removing inorganic matter from a hydrophilic surface whose hydrophilicity has been reduced by the adhesion of the inorganic matter to thereby restore the hydrophilicity of the hydrophilic surface, and provides a method for restoring the hydrophilicity of a hydrophilic surface using the hydrophilicity-restoring agent. A gel of a hydrophilicity-restoring agent is prepared by mixing a thickener such as polyethylene glycol and xanthan gum with an aqueous solution in which a ligand such as citric acid to form a chelate complex is dissolved. The hydrophilicity of the hydrophilic surface is restored by applying the hydrophilicity-restoring agent to the hydrophilic surface with a reduced hydrophilicity and removing the hydrophilicity-restoring agent after an appropriate lapse of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Murakami Corporation
    Inventors: Akina Watanabe, Masatoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8536106
    Abstract: The use of ferric hydroxycarboxylate as a chelator and builder for cleaning compositions is disclosed. The cleaning composition may be formulated for warewashing, laundering, and for other means of removing soils and includes a ferric hydroxycarboxylate, an alkalinity source and a surfactant system. The cleaning composition has a pH of between about 9 and about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 8530400
    Abstract: Provided is a maintenance liquid for inkjet printers, which comprises at least one of glycol ethers and glycol esters represented by the following general formulas (1) to (3), and 45 to 10 mg/L of dissolved oxygen: R1CO(OR2)xOR3??General formula (1) R4CO(OR5)YOCOR6??General formula (2) R7(OR8)ZOR9??General formula (3) wherein R2, R5, and R8 each independently represent an ethylene group or a propylene group, R1, R3, R4, and R6 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R7 and R9 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and X, Y, and Z each independently represent an integer of 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eriko Seki, Seiji Aida, Yasuo Yoshihiro, Kaori Nakano, Ken Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8530399
    Abstract: An aqueous conditioning shampoo composition comprising an anionic cleansing surfactant and a gel network comprising: (i) a fatty material selected from C12-C22 fatty alcohol, C12-C22 fatty acid, C12-C22 fatty amide or mixtures thereof and (ii) hydrophobic particulates having a melting point of greater than that of the fatty material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Christopher David Giles, Anuchai Sinsawat