Patents Examined by Lorna M. Douyon
  • Patent number: 10538720
    Abstract: A composition including a plurality of particles. The particles include from about 40% to about 99% by weight of said particles of a carrier and from about 0.0001% to about 5% by weight of an enzyme. Each of the particles has a mass between about 1 mg to about 5000 mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Montserrat Guadalupe Vasquez Valdivieso, Neil Joseph Lant
  • Patent number: 10526570
    Abstract: Pouches, for example pouches that contain one or more active agents, such as a fabric care active agent or dishwashing active agent and/or detergent compositions, and more particularly pouches employing a water-soluble fibrous wall material, pouches employing a fibrous wall material that ruptures during use, and methods for making same, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Hailing Bao, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10519407
    Abstract: Provided herein are detergent formulations which can effectively suppress efflorescence in unit dose detergent packs. In accordance with one embodiment, the detergent formulations comprise an alkyl ethoxysulfate component having an alkyl chain length of about 12-18 carbon atoms and about 2-9 moles of ethylene oxide and a cation, an alcohol ethoxylate component having an alkyl chain length of about 12-18 carbon atoms and about 5-9 moles of ethylene oxide, high fructose corn syrup, and a liquid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 10457894
    Abstract: The application describes a water-soluble packaging having at least two chambers and containing a first liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water, a second liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water and a water-soluble wrapping, the first liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water containing an optical brightener and the second liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water containing a color transfer inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Sabine Schuemann, Thorsten Ott, Luca Bellomi, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 10450538
    Abstract: A unit dose of detergent and methods for producing the same are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a unit dose comprises a body having a viscosity of from about 200,000 centipoise to about 50,000,000 centipoise at a working temperature of from about 0 to about 50 degrees Celsius, where the body has a bloom value of about 200 grams or more at the working temperature. The body comprises a detergent surfactant at from about 1 to about 40 weight percent based on the total weight of the body, and the body comprises a thickener at from about 10 to about 40 weight percent based on the total weight of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL IP HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Tasha Zander, Morgan Kelley, Jeffrey Bankers, Kelly Adson
  • Patent number: 10435649
    Abstract: The cleaning performance of washing and cleaning agents, in particular with respect to bleachable stains, was to be intensified without resulting in damage, in the context of use, to the textile treated therewith. This was achieved substantially by employing a bleaching-active species generated electrolytically from an organic mediator compound using a redox reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mareile Job, Peter Schmiedel, Erik Brueckner, Guido Grundmeier, Markus Voigt
  • Patent number: 10421933
    Abstract: The invention includes a solid rinse aid that is particularly designed for pressed or extrusion solid formation and which is effective for spotless surfaces after rinsing, especially rinsing metals without corrosion. According to the invention, a solid acid is combined with a short-chain alkylbenzene and alkyl naphthalene sulfonate. The short-chain alkylbenzene and alkyl naphthalene sulfonate act as a solidification agent as well as a hydrotrope, and total dissolved solid (TDS) active and are combined with at least one nonionic low foaming surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Sun, Derrick Anderson, Kelsey West, Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Melissa Hunter
  • Patent number: 10423083
    Abstract: A cleaning method of an immersion liquid includes supplying an immersion liquid on a surface of a cleaning substrate. The immersion liquid is to be used in a liquid immersion lithography apparatus. The cleaning substrate has a substrate and an organic film laminated on a top face side of the substrate. The immersion liquid is allowed to move on the substrate to remove contaminants from the immersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: JSR Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Harada, Goji Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10413488
    Abstract: An aerosol oil foam composition having at least one triglyceride-based oil and at least one polyglyceryl fatty acid ester surfactant. The polyglyceryl fatty acid ester surfactant includes an alkyl group having at least 10 carbon atoms and having a hydrophile-lipophile balance of between about 8 and about 13. The aerosol oil foam composition is a stable foam that is water rinsable. An aerosol oil-containing foamable composition and a process for cleansing skin, scalp or hair are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Allison Elder, Tsung-Hui Marisal Mou, Carol Elmasry, Angelike A. Galdi, David Chan, Lisa Yarhyna Lema
  • Patent number: 10400194
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions according to the present invention include at least one alkali metal silicate, at least one polycarboxylic acid, at least one saccharide or sugar alcohol and water. Suitable saccharides include sucrose, fructose, inulin, maltose and lactulose, and may be present in the composition in a concentration of at least 0.5 wt %. Compositions according to certain embodiments form stable solid block detergent compositions that do not swell significantly even when subjected to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 10385297
    Abstract: Methods relating to making product compositions that include encapsulates and borate compounds, where the encapsulates include polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Compositions made from such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xinbei Song, Douglas James Wildemuth, Corey James Kenneally, Pierre Verstraete, Oliver Fasbender
  • Patent number: 10385296
    Abstract: Methods relating to making product compositions that include encapsulates, borate compounds, and a cationic polysaccharide, where the encapsulates include polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Compositions made from such methods. Encapsulate slurries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xinbei Song, Johan Smets, Pascale Claire Annick Vansteenwinckel, Jeffrey John Scheibel
  • Patent number: 10376125
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing one or more particles, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andres Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandra Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Brian Patrick Croll, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10377969
    Abstract: A process for making a particle, the particle includes: a) a nitrogen-containing cleaning-active in the form of a salt wherein the salt has a pH in 1% weight aqueous solution measured at 25° C. greater than 9; and b) a malodor-reducing agent including an acid group wherein the process includes the step of adding the malodor-reducing agent to the nitrogen-containing cleaning-active wherein the malodor-reducing agent is added in the absence of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathalie Sophie Letzelter, Julie Ellis
  • Patent number: 10377971
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and 12.5. Methods employing the detergent compositions and preventing hard water scale accumulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10377972
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising an enzyme and a bleaching compound and comprising two or more distinct regions, wherein the enzyme is located in a first distinct region and the bleaching compound is located in a second distinct region and further wherein a builder comprising an amino acid based compound and/or succinate based compound is located in the first distinct region. The compositions exhibit improved stability of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Diana Oehms, Pavlinka Roy, Ralf Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 10364409
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a carboxylic acid terpolymer forming a dimensionally stable solid compositions. Preferred carboxylic acid terpolymers include from about 40 to 90% by weight of a carboxylic acid monomer, anhydride or salt thereof, from about 4 to 40% by weight of a monomer comprising sulfo groups, and from about 4 to 40% by weight of a nonionic monomer set forth in formula (I). The stability enhancement composition for use in solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and may be substantially free of phosphate and/or NTA-free and provide beneficial hard water scale control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kerrie Walters, Carter M. Silvernail, Juergen Detering, Arend Jouke Kingma, James S. Dailey
  • Patent number: 10351808
    Abstract: A laundry stain and soil pretreatment sheet including a water soluble or water dispersible carrier layer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol, a removable separator layer, and a layer of cleaning agent composition therebetween. The separator layer is removed, the composition layer is adhered to a stain on clothing, and the clothing is laundered. The carrier layer dissolves or disperses during the laundering. The separator layer can be water soluble or water dispersible. Depressions can be provided in the carrier layer to hold the layer of cleaning agent composition. Without the separator layer, a sheet of the carrier layer can be folded over to hold the cleaning agent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DIRTY LAUNDRY, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie B. Peltz, Robert F. Golownia
  • Patent number: 10336967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition including C11-C13 alkyl benzene sulphonate detersive surfactant; C11-C15 alkyl ethoxylated sulphate having an average degree of ethoxylation of from 0.5 to 3.0, and comprising a C1-C5 alkyl branch in the position C2, and having an average degree of branching of from 0.01 to 0.25; from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder; and from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Joanne Finnigan
  • Patent number: 10336973
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are articles that include water-soluble films, where the water-soluble films include a polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) polymer and a combination of at least three plasticizers. The combination of plasticizers includes dipropylene glycol as a first plasticizer, a sugar alcohol such as sorbitol as a second plasticizer, and a polyol such as glycerin as a third plasticizer. When the PVOH polymer and plasticizers are blended in particular proportions and/or selected with regard to various criteria related to physical and chemical film properties, the resulting water-soluble film formed from the PVOH resin blend exhibits beneficial combinations of aged tensile strength, aged melting transition delta elevation, aged adhesion value, and/or resistance to seal peeling, which provide strong film seals that retain their water-solubility characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay, Steven George Friedrich, David M. Lee