Patents Examined by Lorna M. Douyon
  • Patent number: 11414632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an extruded bar soap composition. It more particularly relates to a soap bar composition which exhibits better bloom (perfume impact) and better deposition of actives as compared to conventional soap bars. This is obtained by ensuring that the amount of oleate soap is kept low while incorporating some amount of ricinoleate soap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Ajit Manohar Agarkhed, Prem Chandar, Connor Walsh, Nitish Kumar, Georgia L. Shafer, Guohui Wu
  • Patent number: 11414634
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a unit-dose capsule which includes optionally forming the first film into the shape of a first cavity, supercooling a first component to a temperature at which the equilibrium state of the first component is a solid or semi-solid, dispensing the first component in a supercooled state into the first cavity, such that the first component gels to form at least one layer of gel adhered to and/or in contact with the first film, forming a second film into the shape of a second cavity, filling the second cavity with a second component, sealing the first film to the second film to form a sealed cavity having at least one chamber containing the first component and the second component. The method may further include wetting and perforating the first film. The unit-dose capsule includes the sealed container and the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Brian Alan Warren, M. Shawn French, Edward Paulsen, Troy Alvey, Abey Cherian, Montes Jose Ulibarri, Janet Coope-Epstein, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11401489
    Abstract: A water-soluble multicompartment unit dose article having a weight ratio of laundry detergent to total water-soluble film in the water-soluble multicompartment unit dose article of at least 45:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karel Jozef Maria Depoot, Nikola Curcic, Katrien Andrea Lieven Van Elsen, Jack Wesley English, III, Gary James Dechert
  • Patent number: 11401488
    Abstract: The invention relates to stable, anhydrous concentrated cleanser formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: One Home Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Syed Humza Naqvi
  • Patent number: 11390831
    Abstract: Multicompartment water-soluble unit dose articles and methods of making them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Luca Vitiello, Florence Catherine Courchay, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Miguel Brandt Sanz, Regine Labeque
  • Patent number: 11384314
    Abstract: The disclosure provides cleaning compositions including at least one acid, at least one carbonate salt, at least one gum, at least one acid salt, and, optionally, at least one chelating agent. When exposed to an aqueous medium, the cleaning compositions may produce carbon dioxide. These cleaning compositions find use, for example, in cleaning textile fibers, such as carpets, drapery, upholstery, and the like. The disclosure provides methods of cleaning soiled textile fibers with a cleaning composition including gum arabic, at least one acid, and at least one carbonate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Rashid Manassra, Christopher Wayne Smith
  • Patent number: 11383277
    Abstract: Aluminum safe degreaser and pre-soak compositions, methods of making, and uses thereof are disclosed. In particular, a solid degreaser composition is described which provides soft metal protection against corrosion, avoids silicate staining, and maintains efficacy for removal of heavy baked-on carbon, shortening, caramelized, and greasy soils from bakery and deli wares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany Carter, Karen Rigley, Lee Jones
  • Patent number: 11377628
    Abstract: The invention relates to solidification of liquid anionic surfactants with a binder, carrier, or both binder and carrier to form a solidified surfactant composition. In particular, the invention relates to solidification of liquid surfactants utilizing drying device(s), wherein the feed composition contains at least one liquid surfactant and the binder, carrier, or binder and carrier to form a solidified surfactant composition. The solidified surfactant compositions can be useful in various cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Wendy Lo, Erik C. Olson, Jon D. Hansen, Katherine J. Molinaro, Corey Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11365372
    Abstract: A human odor eliminating composition is described having as ingredients silver water, zeolite, activated carbon and ozone and optionally sodium bicarbonate. The composition can be used as a concentrate or diluted with water for various applications, such as a spray, wipes, or liquid use. The composition can also be a dry powder. It can be used as an additive in soaps, detergents, hand sanitizers, and even on hunting equipment such as tents, gun cases, bags and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Texas Raised Hunting Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley A Calhoun, Brett A Andrews
  • Patent number: 11359165
    Abstract: A cleaning formulation is formulated from an ethoxylated alcohol or nonionic at 15-50%, an ethoxylated amine at 10-50%, an anionic at 5-50%, a non-water soluble solvent at 0.5-15%, a water and organic soluble solvent at 1-25%, an optional acrylate based polymer, optional dyes and perfumes, and the remainder water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Floyd E. Friedli
  • Patent number: 11352468
    Abstract: Perfume microcapsule-containing films, related solutions, and containers including the films (e.g. detergent packets) are disclosed, together with their methods of preparation and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: MONOSOL, LLC, Givaudan SA
    Inventors: David M. Lee, Yashodhan S. Parulekar, Jonathon Knight, Stephanie Kolb
  • Patent number: 11332696
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a detergent composition including an alkyl benzyl sulfonate surfactant and ethoxylated 2-ethylhexanol. The composition may be formed by neutralizing a alkylbenzene sulfonic acid with an alkaline solution in the presence of a hydrotrope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Karumanassery Chidambara Iyer Narayan, Flaiyh Farhan N. Al-Anazi, Mohammed S. Bakalla, Qasem Ahmed A. Ghazwani
  • Patent number: 11332701
    Abstract: Water-soluble unit dose article containing solid laundry detergent composition and water-soluble film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker, Carly Pickering, Katie Marie Perrie, Robby Renilde Fran├žois Keuleers, Ned Peter Buijs
  • Patent number: 11306279
    Abstract: A unit dose detergent pack includes a pouch made of a water-soluble film and a detergent composition encapsulated within the pouch. The detergent composition consists essentially of a rheology modified surfactant system and at least one adjunct. The rheology modified surfactant system consists of a surfactant blend including an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone that is ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide and is present in an amount of from about 5 to about 30 weight percent actives. The detergent composition also consists essentially of a rheology modifying agents consisting of water present in a total amount of from about 5 to about 30 weight percent and a glycol ether present in an amount of from about 0.5 to about 20 weight percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11279906
    Abstract: Unit dose packs and methods for producing the same are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a unit dose pack includes a film and a wash composition encapsulated within the film. The wash composition includes a glycol ether in an amount of from about 2 to about 15 weight percent, glycerin in an amount of from about 15 to about 26 weight percent, and polyethylene glycol in an amount of from about 0 to about 12 weight percent, all based on a total weight of the wash composition. A sum of the amounts of the glycol ether, the glycerin, and the polyethylene glycol is from about 26 to about 40 weight percent, based on the total weight of the wash composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11274271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, a system, and a kit of parts for cleaning a surface contaminated with a hazardous drug or a hazardous drug related product, which involves cleaning in succession with a quaternary ammonium solution followed by an isopropyl alcohol solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: William Zamboni, Tom O'Neill, Stephen Eckel
  • Patent number: 11268050
    Abstract: A detergent or cleaning agent, in particular a cleaning agent for hard surfaces, especially an automatic dishwasher detergent, having a water-soluble envelope with a continuously encircling sealing seam and two phases which are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Oliver Kurth, Luca Bellomi, Klaus Dorra, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 11268051
    Abstract: A detergent or cleaning agent, in particular a cleaning agent for hard surfaces, especially an automatic dishwasher detergent, having a water-soluble envelope with a continuously encircling sealing seam and two phases which are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Oliver Kurth, Luca Bellomi, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Klaus Dorra, Michael Kreis, Thomas Weber, Robert Stephen Cappleman
  • Patent number: 11268046
    Abstract: Water-soluble refill dose articles have a water-soluble film defining a first compartment enclosing a concentrated cleanser composition. The concentrated liquid cleanser composition comprises an anionic surfactant, 0.1% by weight to 10% by weight water, and 20% or less by weight glycol. The anionic surfactant contributes to the % by weight water, and adding the article to water at a 1:1 to 1:20 ratio defines a cleanser volume and produces a liquid cleanser that is dispensable through a pump that forms foamed cleanser and has a viscosity within a range of 1 cps to 1000 cps. Kits having a dispenser and the water soluble refill dose article are disclosed that have a pump that can foam the liquid cleanser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: HAYDEN PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Curan Mehra, Konstantinos Lahanas
  • Patent number: 11268053
    Abstract: Unit dose packs and methods of producing and using the same are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a unit dose pack includes a cover that is non-water soluble, and a wash composition encapsulated within the cover to form the unit dose pack. The wash composition is a solid. The cover is stitched together with a thread to form a pouch around the wash composition, and the thread is water soluble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Holly Ann Robillard, Sandra Rubino Pisarczyk, Cathelina Vasty Eliacin, Karli J. Smith, Erin Michelle Schweitzer, Leland L. Civils, Chris Crosby Turek, Brian A. Warren, Daniel T. Piorkowski