Patents Examined by Gregory R. Delcotto
  • Patent number: 10472597
    Abstract: A multi-phase unit-dose cleaning product comprising: i) an amine-containing cleaning active selected from the group consisting of aminocarboxylic complexing agent, amine oxide surfactant and mixtures thereof; and ii) an oxidizing agent wherein at least 30% of the amine-containing cleaning active is in a different phase from the oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathalie Sophie Letzelter, Elena Alda
  • Patent number: 10450536
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, methods of use, and methods of manufacture for an intercalated bleach compound and compositions thereof. The intercalated bleach compound has the formula Mx(OCl)y(O)m(OH)n where M is an alkaline earth metal such as magnesium, calcium or mixture thereof. The values of x and y independently equal any number greater than or equal to 1 (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), and m and n independently equal any number greater than or equal to 0 (e.g., 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), but m and n are not both 0. In addition, the molar ratio of the alkaline earth metal (e.g., magnesium or calcium) to hypochlorite is at least 3:1. In other words, x is ?3y. The compounds exhibit excellent stability, little or no chlorine bleach odor, exhibit excellent pH buffering characteristics, and less reactivity with organic materials as compared to alternative chlorine bleach products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Evan Rumberger, Marisa Macnaughtan, William L. Smith, Kelsey Kornaus
  • Patent number: 10415002
    Abstract: The present invention is an ethyl vanillin and/or vanillin friable shell-core microcapsule composition prepared by combining ethyl vanillin or vanillin with preformed friable shell-core microcapsules for a time sufficient for the ethyl vanillin or vanillin and microencapsulates to interact. Wash off consumer products and a method for depositing ethyl vanillin or vanillin on a surface are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Brain, Robert Muir, Tamara Wynn Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10414856
    Abstract: This invention relates to polyetheramines based on 1,3-dialcohols, in particular to an etheramine mixture comprising at least 90% by weight, based on the total weight of the etheramine mixture, of an amine of Formula (I) and/or (II), wherein R1-R12 are independently selected from H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, or arylalkyl, wherein at least one of R1-R6 and at least one of R7-R12 is different from H, wherein A1-A9 are independently selected from linear or branched alkylenes having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein Z1-Z4 are independently selected OH, CH2CH2CH2NH2, NH2, NHR? or NR?R?, wherein the degree of amination is <50%, wherein R? and R? are independently selected from alkylenes having 2-6 carbon atoms, and wherein the sum of x+y is in the range of from 2 to 200, wherein x?1 and y?1; and x1+y1 is in the range of from 2 to 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christian Eidamshaus, Stefano Scialla, Kevin Christmas, Amy Eichstadt Waun, Brian J. Loughnane, Darren Rees, Frank Huelskoetter
  • Patent number: 10414719
    Abstract: This invention relates to etheramines based on dialcohols, wherein the etheramines comprise at least three linear or branched C4-alkylene groups and a process for the manufacture of these etheramines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Björn Ludolph, Christof W. Wigbers, Christian Eidamshaus, Dieter Boeckh, Frank Huelskoetter, Brian J. Loughnane, Amy Eichstadt Waun, Kevin Christmas, Darren Rees, Stefano Scialla
  • Patent number: 10392585
    Abstract: Provided is a detergent composition and method for reducing filming and spotting in automatic dishwashing systems. The composition comprises: aspartic acid diacetic acid or salt thereof; a dispersant polymer comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer with a Mw from 2000 to 100,000; a builder; and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 10392554
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating a system, the method comprising providing a composition comprising HCl, urea, complex substituted keto-amine-hydrochloride, at least one alcohol selected from the group consisting of isopropyl alcohol and propargyl alcohol, an ethoxylate, and at least one ketone selected from the group consisting of methyl vinyl ketone, acetone, and acetophenone; and inserting the composition into at least one of an oil well and a gas well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Green Products & Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John T. MacDonald, II
  • Patent number: 10392586
    Abstract: The invention relates to detergent compositions comprising granular non-phosphate builder. The granules comprise an amino acid based builder, preferably MGDA, and s silicate. The composition is housed in a rigid PVOH capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Stuart Campbell, Karlheinz Hahn, Laurent Kirchhoffer, Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Dietmar Van Loyen
  • Patent number: 10384966
    Abstract: Provided are a method for removing scale and a scale remover that can efficiently remove scale deposited inside a boiler can or the like in an addition amount of chemicals permissible in terms of cost without corroding a boiler, particularly can efficiently remove scale deposited inside a boiler can even in a facility operated with feed water containing high-concentration iron. A method for removing scale deposited in a system of a steam generating facility, wherein polyacrylic acid having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 20,000 and 170,000 or less and/or a salt thereof is added to feed water of the steam generating facility. When the feed water contains iron, polymethacrylic acid having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 1,000 and 100,000 or less and/or a salt thereof is further added in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Mizuyuki Sakai, Yukimasa Shimura
  • Patent number: 10370789
    Abstract: We disclose a system for preparing antimicrobial surfaces, coated with metal oxide nanoparticles by means of a novel sonochemical method. These antibacterial surfaces are widely used in medical and other applications. The deposition of metal oxides known to possess antimicrobial activity, namely ZnO, MgO and CuO, can significantly extend the applications of textile fabrics, medical devices and other items and prolong the period of their use. By means of the novel sonochemical method disclosed here, uniform deposition of metal oxide nanoparticles is achieved simply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Aharon Gedanken, Yeshayahu Nitzan, Ilana Perelshtein, Nina Perkas, Guy Applerot
  • Patent number: 10370787
    Abstract: A control method of a washing machine determines the amount of laundry placed in a drum, verifies whether the measured amount of laundry is accurate, and sets control data in the washing machine based on the verified amount of laundry. Also the control method of the washing machine corrects control data set according to the amount of laundry based on kind of the laundry classified according to absorptance of the laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sun Cheol Bae, Ja In Koo, Jae Hyeok Choi, Han Su Jung, Kyung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10358625
    Abstract: A cleaning composition, which is self-adhering upon application to a hard surface, is provided. The cleaning composition includes an adhesion promoter, water and a sufficient amount of a basic agent, such that a mixture of the composition with deionized water has a pH of at least about 10. The adhesion promoter typically includes one or more organic compounds, each containing at least one hydrophilic group. The cleaning compositions may also include at least one surfactant selected from the group of: anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric, and/or zwitterionic surfactants; where one or more of the surfactants may serve all or in part as the adhesion promoter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Jose Goncalves Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10351803
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid detergents for cleaning restaurant soils and methods of making and using the same. Embodiments of the invention can include solid cleaning compositions having an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and a nonionic surfactant, a water conditioning agent, and water. Embodiments of the invention can have a pH between about 7 and about 11, and are suitable for removing restaurant soils, including, synthetic grease, animal grease, and proteinaceous soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 10351995
    Abstract: A copolymer composition is disclosed with advantages for textile fibers, yarns, blended yarns, fabrics, and garments. The composition includes polyester copolymer, between about 4.5 and 5.5 percent adipic acid based on the amount of copolymer, between about 630 and 770 parts per million (ppm) of pentaerythritol based on the amount of copolymer, and between about 3.4 and 4.2 percent polyethylene glycol based on the amount of copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Parkdale Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Alton Usher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10336934
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition for removing paraffin, asphaltene, and scale deposits or plugs from a hydrocarbon system. The aqueous cleaning composition is formed of a cleaning composition and an aqueous liquid. The cleaning composition contains about 21-33% of a silicate, about 20-35% of a peroxygen, about 3-15% of a phosphate, about 15-40% of a carbonate or bicarbonate, about 1-10% of a chelating agent, about 1-5.5% of a surfactant combination. In one embodiment, the surfactant combination includes a surfactant polymer mixture containing a block polymer and a reverse polymer, and a wetting agent containing a sulfonated material or an ethoxylated alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WELLRENEW, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Bullick Talley
  • Patent number: 10323214
    Abstract: The need for a liquid hard surface cleaning composition which provides antimicrobial efficacy and good cleaning is met by formulating the composition using an antimicrobial active in combination with an amine oxide surfactant and additional non-ionic surfactant at the desired ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Laura Cermenati, Raphael Angeline Alfons Ceulemans, Ann Vandevenne
  • Patent number: 10316274
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the primary detergency of detergents and cleaning agents, in particular with respect to soils containing oil and/or grease. This is substantially achieved by the incorporation of polymers which can be obtained by the copolymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone with ethylenically unsaturated compounds that have an amide function, said polymers having an aggregation parameter Xag, where Xag>1 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Nicole Bode, Benoit Luneau, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Andre Laschewsky, Erik Wischerhoff, Michael Pach
  • Patent number: 10316235
    Abstract: A container for a food and/or beverages is provided. The container is designed such that it may have the capability of absorbing excess thermal energy from the food or beverage, thereby cooling the consumable material to a desired temperature and maintaining the material at the desired temperature for a considerable period of time. The container typically includes an outer insulating shell; an inner heat conducting liner and a phase change material (PCM). To facilitate heat transfer to and from a food or beverage stored in the container, the PCM is commonly disposed between the outer insulating shell and the inner heat conducting liner and positioned in thermal contact with the inner heat conducting liner. The PCM may include a diol diester having a melting point of about 30 to 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Trent University
    Inventors: Suresh S. Narine, Michael C. Floros, Michael Tessier
  • Patent number: 10307498
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a two-part liquid composition for cleaning and disinfecting a substrate, comprising: (A) a disinfectant medium comprising peracetic acid; and (B) a supplemental medium comprising a non-enzymatic cleaner, a corrosion inhibitor, and a chelator. The supplemental medium (B) may further comprise an enzymatic cleaner, a surfactant, a buffer, a pH modifier, or a mixture of two or more thereof. The substrate may be a medical device, for example, an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Phillip P. Franciskovich, Donald G. Rosenhamer, Kathleen A. Fix
  • Patent number: 10309048
    Abstract: Repeatable and reliable chemical treatment for loose fibers is achieved by spraying or immersing loose fibers in a chemical treatment bath, and continuously moving the soaked fibers through a continuous centrifuge. The continuous centrifuge controls the wet pickup of the chemical formulation on the fibers and assures a substantially even chemical distribution on the centrifuged fibers. The centrifuged fibers may be dried to fix the chemicals in the chemical formulation to the fibers and/or to remove water from the chemical formulation. Recycling of the chemical formulation from the continuous centrifuge allows for the process to be performed more economically and in a more environmentally friendly fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Sang-hoon Lim, Andrea Piana