Patents Examined by John R. Hardee
  • Patent number: 11027249
    Abstract: Provided are azeotrope-like compositions consisting essentially of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropene and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane and uses thereof, including use in refrigerant compositions, refrigeration systems, blowing agent compositions, and aerosol propellants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Seeton, Hang T. Pham, Rajiv R. Singh, Ryan Hulse, Mark W. Spatz, David P. Wilson, Samuel F. Yana Motta
  • Patent number: 11028345
    Abstract: A dryer sheet can be configured to be 100% organic and anti-bacterial. The dryer sheet can have one or more layers of pure hemp material that is woven into a configuration that allows for four or more uses without shredding or otherwise having degraded cleaning of laundry being dried. One or more scents and essential oils may be incorporated into the dryer sheet to impart a predetermined aroma into the laundry being dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Ava Stern
  • Patent number: 11028300
    Abstract: A refrigerant composition includes R125 (pentafluoroethane), R134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane), R600a (isobutane) and a polyol ester (POE) lubricant. In one exemplary embodiment, the refrigerant includes about 53-57 wt % R125, about 40-44 wt % R134a, about 1-5 wt % R600a and no more than about 1 wt % POE. In another embodiment, the refrigerant composition includes about 54-56% R125, about 41-43 wt % R134a, about 2-4% R600a and about 0.3-0.7 wt % POE. In yet another embodiment, the refrigerant composition includes about 54.63 wt % R125, about 41.72 wt % R134a, about 2.98 wt % R600a and about 0.67 wt % POE. Manufacturing the refrigerant composition includes charging a vessel with about 53-57 wt % R125, about 44 wt % R134a, about 1-5 wt % R600a to form as 100 wt % charge, and then injecting no more than about 1 wt % POE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: David L. Couchot, Sankara N. Ramanan
  • Patent number: 11021679
    Abstract: Perfume-containing particles are provided for delighting the consumers with an enhanced olfactory experience during and after the laundering process. Each of such particles contains perfume, polyethylene glycol, and water-soluble or water-dispersible filler particles, while the water-soluble or water-dispersible filler particles are characterized by a particle size of from 5 microns to 150 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rui Shen, Pu Zhao, Zhe Guan, Ruizhi Pei
  • Patent number: 11015138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a refrigerator oil containing a polyvinyl ether-based compound (A) containing a structural unit (a1) having a methoxy group in a side chain thereof in an amount of 30 mol % or more and 100 mol % or less on a basis of 100 mol % of the whole amount of structural units excluding a terminal structural unit in a molecular structure thereof, a refrigerator oil composition containing the refrigerator oil, and a production method of the refrigerator oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So Nakajima, Tomoya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11015144
    Abstract: Solid laundry fabric softening compositions for laundry applications of use are disclosed. In particular, solid laundry fabric softening compositions combining quaternary dialkyl actives with low iodine values and silicone provide softness without causing any significant yellowing or loss of water absorption or wicking to the treated linen. The solid laundry fabric softening compositions can be provided as a multi-use block having uniform dispensing rates and without block sloughing. Beneficially, the combination of processing aids for solidification comprising one or more of (A) polyethylene glycol and an acidulant, (B) a surfactant and an acidulant, or (C) polyethylene glycol, a surfactant and an acidulant, are combined with the quaternary ammonium compounds and silicone to provide the stable solid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kaustav Ghosh, Emily Chen, Jessica Bull
  • Patent number: 11008494
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for providing heating and/or cooling of the type comprising evaporating refrigerant liquid and condensing refrigerant vapor in a plurality of repeating cycles, where the method comprises (a) providing the refrigerant comprising at least about 5% by weight of a lower alkyl iodofluorocarbon; and (b) exposing at least a portion of said refrigerant in at least a portion of said plurality of said cycles to a sequestration material comprising: i) copper or a copper alloy; ii) a molecular sieve (preferably a zeolite), comprising copper, silver, lead or a combination thereof; iii) an anion exchange resin, and iv) a combination of two or more of these, wherein said exposing temperature is preferably above about 20 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Sethi, Samuel F. Yana Motta, Elizabet del Carmen Vera Becerra, Yang Zou, Henna Tangri, Gregory L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11001788
    Abstract: Disclosed is a continuous method for producing perfume-containing melting bodies which include at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier polymer having a melting point>30° C. to 250° C. and at least one aromatic substance. The method contains the following steps: continuous supply, optionally continuous production and supply, of a melt having the at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier polymer; continuous addition of the at least one aromatic substance to the melt-having the at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier polymer; mixing the melt having the at least one water-soluble or water-dispersible carrier polymer and the at least one aromatic substance; and cooling the mixture in order to produce perfume-containing melting bodies. Also disclosed is perfume-containing melting bodies produced in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Thomas Holderbaum
  • Patent number: 11001779
    Abstract: The present invention, in one aspect, provides a refrigerating machine oil including a lubricating base oil and a compound represented by the following formula (A): wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group, and R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, the refrigerating machine oil being used with a refrigerant including an unsaturated hydrofluorocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ENEOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Shono, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Yuya Mizutani, Takeshi Okido, Hidetoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 10995250
    Abstract: A thermal storage composition is defined by a polymer having thermally responsive absorption or passage capabilities based on an Upper Critical Solution Temperature (UCST) or Lower Critical Solution Temperature (LCST), and a sorbent in fluidic communication with the polymer. A fluid such as water conveys thermal energy between the polymer and the sorbent based on an identified target temperature that acts as a thermostat for synergistic fluid release and transfer between the polymer and sorbent that stores and releases heat energy in a cyclic manner. The composition includes a synergistic integration of a sorbent and selectively hydrophilic polymer to alternately hydrate according to a target temperature based on the UCST of the water/sorbent combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Steven Van Dessel, Mingjiang Tao, Sergio Granados-Focil
  • Patent number: 10976081
    Abstract: A absorption chiller-heater includes a low temperature regenerator, a high temperature regenerator, a condenser, an evaporator, an absorber, and a heat exchanger, in which water is used as a refrigerant and a lithium bromide aqueous solution is used as an absorption liquid, and the absorption liquid contains a molybdate as a corrosion inhibitor, sodium sulfite or sodium bisulfite as a concentration improving agent, and an octyldimethylethylammonium salt or a lauryldimethylethylammonium salt as a dispersant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CLEARIZE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hatoya, Takashi Hishinuma, Tsunenobu Yokosuka, Hidenori Inabe, Yoichi Hirata, Hitoshi Yashiro
  • Patent number: 10976079
    Abstract: A compressor including a refrigerant and a lubricant, wherein the lubricant comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a mono-tertiary amine, a di-tertiary amine, a tri-tertiary amine, and a tetra-tertiary amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Rebrovic, Kyaw Wynn
  • Patent number: 10975327
    Abstract: Disclosed are fragrance accords each containing (i) at least 7 wt % of one or more Class 1 fragrance ingredients, (ii) 5 to 85 wt % of one or more Class 2 fragrance ingredients, and (iii) 0 to 80 wt % of one or more Class 3 fragrance ingredients. The Classes 1, 2, and 3 fragrance ingredients are defined by experimental velocity. Also disclosed are delivery systems and consumer products containing such a fragrance accord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC.
    Inventors: Miguel A. Teixeira, Masakatsu Unno, Hendrik Helweg, Lay Meng Kay, Jung Chul Shin
  • Patent number: 10954467
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a polyol ester-based lubricant and a refrigerant F comprising at least one tetrafluoropropene and at least one hydrofluorocarbon, in a heat transfer system containing a vapour compression circuit comprising an oil separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventor: Wissam Rached
  • Patent number: 10945929
    Abstract: Makeup removal compositions include at least one branched, alkylated alcohol ester; one or a combination of dialkylated ether and dialkylated carbonate; at least one nonionic surfactant; and at least one vegetable derived oil, wherein the composition is essentially free of water. Articles include the composition infused in a water-insoluble or water-soluble substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Catherine Chiou, Ryuji Hara, Michael Robinson
  • Patent number: 10947482
    Abstract: A structured detergent composition has a yield stress point and includes a surfactant component present in an amount of from about 5 to about 50 weight percent actives, water present in a total amount of from about 40 to about 90 weight percent, and a smectite clay present in an amount of from about 0.2 to about 3 weight percent actives, each based on a total weight of the composition. The composition is formed by combining water and a smectite clay to form a mixture, applying shear to the mixture, combining the sheared mixture with an acidic surfactant, adding an acid to the combination of the sheared mixture and the acidic surfactant, then adding a base and a buffer. The method also includes the step of adding additional surfactants, wherein the combination of the acidic surfactant and the additional surfactants make up the surfactant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Sofia S. Christakos, Calogero A. Distefano, Michelle A. Piombino
  • Patent number: 10947481
    Abstract: Method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle are disclosed. More particularly, the present invention relates to a combination of a liquid or solid fabric conditioning composition and a softening booster for treating a textile to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle. Compositions employed therein are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Claire Lucille Notermann, Julio R. Panama, Shaun Patrick Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10934504
    Abstract: A laundry treatment composition comprising: i) at least 5 wt % amphiphilic material, preferably selected from the group consisting of detersive surfactants and quaternary ammonium compounds, ii) from 0.1 to 5 wt % perfume, iii) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Peter Cropper, Craig Warren Jones, Hailey Kelso, James Merrington
  • Patent number: 10920178
    Abstract: A dishwasher detergent composition comprising a starch-encapsulated fragrance composition, wherein the starch-encapsulated fragrance composition comprises one or more particles of starch-encapsulated fragrance composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA
    Inventors: Philippe Blondeau, Alice Bresson Boil, Maxence Moutte, Christian Quellet
  • Patent number: 10920181
    Abstract: A nonflammable aerosol cleaning composition is formulated with trans 1,2 dichloroethylene, 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoropentane, 1,1,1,3,3 pentafluoropropane, HFC-134a, and carbon dioxide. The aerosol cleaning composition is formulated for heavy duty, high pressure, and high output cleaning applications for cleaning aviation parts, such as jet engines located about 10 feet away from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Martin, Pierce A. Pillon, Mercedita S. Whitmire, Eric J. Martini, Matthew E. Morris