Patents Examined by Gregory E. Webb
  • Patent number: 10406797
    Abstract: A method for bonding components is provided. The method includes preparing a surface of a metal component, applying a film adhesive to the prepared surface, forming a thermoplastic component using injection molding such that the film adhesive is positioned between the metal component and the thermoplastic component, and curing the film adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristin L. Krieg, Kay Y. Blohowiak
  • Patent number: 10398637
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions for treating and cleansing keratinous substrates, comprising: a polysaccharide; a cationic polymer in an amount of at least 0.1% by weight based on the total weight of the composition; an anionic surfactant chosen from sulfonate surfactants, carboxylic (carboxylate) surfactants, and mixtures thereof; a polyol; and a cosmetically acceptable carrier. The compositions can additionally contain a glyceryl ester. Also, the compositions have a gel or semi-solid structure and texture. Disclosed are methods of treating and cleansing keratinous substrates using the compositions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Heather Lee, Angela Park
  • Patent number: 10400131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellancy, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge. Treatment means and compositions are provided that employ associative polyelectrolyte complexes formed by combining a water soluble cationic first polyelectrolyte with a water soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing groups of opposite charge to the first polyelectrolyte under suitable mixing conditions where the one polyelectrolyte present in molar excess is added in the form of a first aqueous solution during a mixing step to a second aqueous solution comprising the oppositely charged polyelectrolyte present in molar deficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, David J. Lestage, Carl W. Bennett, Mona M. Knock, Charles W. Scales, William L. Smith, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10400199
    Abstract: A cleansing bar composition comprising at least one cleanser chosen from soap and surfactant; taurine, in free or salt form; and one or more hydrophobic stabilizing agents. The hydrophobic stabilizing agent prevents the crystallization of taurine on the surface of the cleansing bar. Also methods of making the cleansing bar to inhibit crystallization of taurine in a cleansing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Zeenat Nabi, Viktor Dubovoy, Jeffrey Mastrull, Daniel Talancon, Shujiang Cheng, Laurence Du-Thumm, Long Pan
  • Patent number: 10392587
    Abstract: Alkaline sprayable aqueous compositions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are disclosed. In particular, the sprayable compositions include an inverse emulsion polymer for modifying the viscosity of the composition and provide numerous benefits over dispersion polymer compositions used for rheology modification to reduce misting and respiratory inhalation of cleaning compositions. Compositions and methods of cleaning using the compositions having reduced amounts of airborne particulates of the composition during spray applications are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Derrick Anderson, Paul Christian, Benjamin Crew, Xinyu Huang, Charles Allen Hodge, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Patent number: 10385293
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having a pH as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25┬░ C. of from about 5 to about 7.5, the composition includes a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lindsay Suzanne Bewick, Alan Thomas Brooker, James Elliot Goodwin, Stefano Scialla, Philip Frank Souter, Glenn Steven Ward
  • Patent number: 10377968
    Abstract: Methods for cleaning a superalloy substrate having engine deposits on its surface are provided. The method may include applying a permanganate solution onto the surface of the superalloy substrate, and applying a ferric chloride based cleaning composition onto the surface of the superalloy substrate. The ferric chloride based cleaning composition includes ferric chloride and at least one of nitric acid and phosphoric acid, such as within a solvent system (e.g., an aqueous solution including water).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Clarke Brooks, Eric Scott Huron, John Matthew Powers, Ian Thomas Goodall, Evan Jarrett Dolley, Jr., David Edward Trider, Zeynep Bolukoglu, Doga Ulutas, Tugba Aydin
  • Patent number: 10377980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for washing fabrics in the drum of an automatic washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10377978
    Abstract: According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a cleaning solution which removes a dry etching residue and photoresist on a surface of a semiconductor element having a low dielectric constant film (a low-k film) and at least one material selected from between a material that contains 10 atom % or more of titanium and a material that contains 10 atom % or more of tungsten, wherein the cleaning solution contains: 0.002-50 mass % of at least one type of oxidizing agent selected from among a peroxide, perchloric acid, and a perchlorate salt; 0.000001-5 mass % of an alkaline earth metal compound; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Oie, Kenji Shimada
  • Patent number: 10370626
    Abstract: Acidic sprayable aqueous compositions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are disclosed. In particular, the sprayable compositions include an inverse emulsion polymer for modifying the viscosity of the composition and provide numerous benefits over dispersion polymer compositions used for rheology modification to reduce misting and respiratory inhalation of cleaning compositions. Compositions and methods of cleaning using the compositions having reduced amounts of airborne particulates of the composition during spray applications are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Derrick Anderson, Paul Christian, Benjamin Crew, Xinyu Huang, Charles Allen Hodge, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Patent number: 10370627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water-soluble unit dose articles made from a combination of chemically different water-soluble films and containing household care compositions that are at least partially enclosed by the water-soluble films in at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Florence Catherine Courchay, Regine Labeque, Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde Fran├žois Keuleers, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10364406
    Abstract: Liquid hard surface cleaning composition comprising: a hydrophobically modified cationic polymer, in combination with a detersive surfactant, solvent, or mixtures thereof, provide less residues on the surface, less spotting of the surface after treatment, and improved maintenance of surface shine such that less cleaning frequency is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yonas Gizaw, Roy Jerome Harrington, Peter Herbert Koenig, Nicola John Policicchio, Stefano Scialla, Steven Daryl Smith, Matthew Scott Wagner
  • Patent number: 10358599
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, and systems permit selectively etching metal oxide from reactor metal parts (e.g., titanium and/or titanium alloys). The etching composition comprises an alkali metal hydroxide and gallic acid. The method is useful for cleaning reaction chambers used in the deposition of metal oxide films such as aluminum oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ASM America, Inc.
    Inventors: Srini Raghavan, Eric Shero, Mohith Verghese
  • Patent number: 10351809
    Abstract: A cleaning composition and process for cleaning post-chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) residue and contaminants from a microelectronic device having said residue and contaminants thereon. The cleaning compositions are substantially devoid of alkali hydroxides, alkaline earth metal hydroxides, and tetramethylammonium hydroxide. The composition achieves highly efficacious cleaning of the post-CMP residue and contaminant material from the surface of the microelectronic device without compromising the low-k dielectric material or the copper interconnect material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Thomas, Donald Frye, Jun Liu, Michael White, Danela White, Chao-Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10351801
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning and treatment composition with a synergistic combination of mild surfactants that makes the composition particularly suited for leather, synthetic leather, vinyl and stainless steel. The composition is gentle and non-damaging to leather and synthetic leather, and leaves no sticky residue. The composition can clean food soils such as mustard, ketchup, shortening and grease and requires no personal protective equipment when being used. In addition, a method of preserving a leather surface or article by contacting said surface with said substrate is disclosed as well as specific methods associated with making the composition to form a stable water in oil emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Katie Gaynor, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith
  • Patent number: 10329674
    Abstract: Novel acid-based chemistries that can be used in various cleaning, de-scaling, rust-removal, brightening, etching and other similar applications, including, but not limited to, those based upon hexafluorozirconic acid and other additives, such as urea in some applications, which are effective for a wide range of applications, while avoiding the health, safety and environmental issues that are often associated with the use of hydrochloric acid and other toxic chemistries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Vitech International, Inc., Win Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventor: Rodney Thomson
  • Patent number: 10329522
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning hard surfaces includes from 3 to 20 wt-% dicarboxylic acid; from 3 to 25 wt-% surfactant; from 0 to 20 wt-% solvent; and water, and has a pH from 9 to 12.5. A ready-to-use solution of the composition includes from 0.1 to 5 wt-% dicarboxylic acid; from 0.1 to 5 wt-% surfactant; from 0 to 5 wt-% solvent; and water, and has a pH from 9 to 12.5. The composition is safe for use with calcite stone surfaces. A method of cleaning calcite stone surfaces comprises a use solution of the composition to the calcite stone surface, and rinsing, wiping, or scrubbing the surface. Another method of cleaning calcite stone surfaces comprises preparing a use solution by diluting the composition with water, applying the use solution to the calcite stone surface, and rinsing, wiping, or scrubbing the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Andrea Edward Hafez Kanani
  • Patent number: 10323161
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions and methods for coating, particularly protecting and optionally cleaning, metallic surfaces, and articles containing such surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Justin A. Riddle, Adam J. Meuler, DanLi Wang, Zachary J. Malmberg, Syud M. Ahmed, Paul B. Armstrong, Milind B. Sabade
  • Patent number: 10308902
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microcapsule composition produced by crosslinking of a polybranched polyamine, which is used for stabilizing non-enzymatic detergent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Amra Tihic Rasmussen, Kim Bruno Andersen, Katarina Larson, Lotte Elisabeth Nissen, Martin Noerby, Ole Simonsen, Tue Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10308900
    Abstract: This invention relates to non-bleeding, non-staining occult particles for use in granular or powdered laundry care compositions such as laundry detergents, laundry aids, and fabric care compositions. The occult particles are comprised of a clay carrier and a coloring agent and are characterized as being substantially indiscernible when contained in the laundry care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Gregory E. Fernandes, Raj Vachhani