Patents Examined by Lorna M. Douyon
  • Patent number: 10851271
    Abstract: A flow medium for assisting a resin to be transferred into a mold accommodating a layered structure of reinforced material is provided. The flow medium is configured such that when the resin is cured the flow medium becomes incorporated within a final composite component comprising the reinforced material embedded within the transferred and cured resin. A semifinished product comprising such a flow medium is provided and a method for producing a composite component by utilizing such a semifinished product is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S
    Inventors: Peter Kybelund, Simon Kwiatkowski Pedersen, Anders Haslund Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10844337
    Abstract: A wipe article includes a substrate, a cationic coating disposed on a surface of the substrate, distributed throughout the substrate, or both. The cationic coating contains a guanidinyl-containing polymer that is crosslinked and bound to the substrate. The substrate includes sponge, nonwoven fabric, or woven fabric. The wipes are useful for removing microorganisms from a microorganism-contaminated surface and also for reducing re-contamination of the cleaned surface or transfer to another surface of the removed microorganisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven P. Swanson, Jerald K. Rasmussen, George W. Griesgraber, Andrew W. Vail, Andrew S. Waller
  • Patent number: 10828856
    Abstract: A press device for manufacturing compacted tablets from at least one mixture in powder form, including at least one compaction assembly including a lower punch and an upper punch each having an active compaction surface and placed on either side of a die. The lower punch has a longitudinal recess open on the side of the die, inside of which is mounted a central rod which is translatably mobile relative to the lower punch. The central rod is coupled to the lower punch by a resilient link provided so as to hold, in an inoperative position, the central rod in a maximum deployed position in which the central rod protrudes relative to the active surface of the lower punch. The invention also relates to a specific compaction method and to a multi-layer compacted tablet with a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: EUROTAB
    Inventors: Jacques Brosse, Valerie Venet, Jean-Louis Espeit, David Malartre
  • Patent number: 10822573
    Abstract: A powder descaling composition is disclosed herein, as well as methods for using the same. A benefit to the powder descaling composition can be providing a compact, lightweight powder composition that is easily and efficiently transported, stored, dispensed and used for removing scale from the surfaces of machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Harry Starkweather
  • Patent number: 10815346
    Abstract: A water-soluble film including a polyvinyl alcohol copolymer resin, a plasticizer, an anti-block filler, and a release modifier is disclosed herein. Also disclosed are related packets incorporating the film, and related methods of making and using the film and packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Shinsuke Nii, David M. Lee, Jennifer L. Childers
  • Patent number: 10808210
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a water-soluble film, including polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and (PVOH) and an acrylate resin (e.g., methyl acrylate), wherein the water-soluble film remains intact for at least 3 minutes when submerged in water heated to a temperature of about 40° C., as determined by Bleach Compatibility Method A (described herein). The disclosure further provides a packet or pouch comprising water-soluble film of the disclosure. The packet or pouch can optionally include two or more compartments. The disclosure further provides a pouch including a first sealed compartment containing a first composition, the first sealed compartment comprising the water-soluble film according to the disclosure. Optionally, the first composition can include a bleach composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Lee, Nicholas Zeese, Jennifer L. Childers, Stephen Bullock
  • Patent number: 10793813
    Abstract: A water dispersible pouch for moistening a tissue includes a film that encloses a cavity, the film having a body portion and a region of weakness, the region of weakness having a thickness that is less than a thickness of body portion; and a substantially waterless wetting composition disposed within the cavity; wherein the water dispersible pouch has a rupture strength at the region of weakness of less than 10 pounds per square inch (psi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Thomas I. Stafford, III, Sarah Anne Lemke
  • Patent number: 10781409
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a homogeneous three-phase laundry detergent wipe and a method for manufacturing same, wherein washing active substances which are water insoluble and solid at ambient temperature are incorporated into a substrate which is solid at ambient temperature such that the substances are homogeneously distributed across the substrate after incorporation, and wherein the substrate so functionalized is impregnated with an impregnating liquid. The substances incorporated into the wipe can be zeolites and/or phyllosilicates and/or optical brighteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Coin Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Mausberg, Michael Pulina, Jost Adler
  • Patent number: 10774290
    Abstract: A detergent composition in the form of an effervescent tablet having high dissolution rate and good stability, which is suitable for producing aqueous solutions of cleaning compositions for cleaning hard surfaces and clothes. The tablet includes an alkylsulfate-type anionic surfactant, an effervescent system, a combination of at least two disintegrating agents, and urea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Lorena Martí Coma
  • Patent number: 10774294
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides stable unit dose compositions with enhanced pack rigidity. Such unit dose compositions comprise a liquid composition having at least four non-aqueous solvents, a beneficial composition, and a water-soluble container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispersible film material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 10760034
    Abstract: Stable unit dose compositions with high water content are provided. Such unit dose compositions include an aqueous composition having a water activity of from about 0.65 to about 0.95 and a water-soluble container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispersible film material. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition includes water in an amount of 25% to 70% by weight, a surfactant system, and a water binding agent. The surfactant system may include: (1) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES), (2) a non-ionic surfactant, and (3) a fatty acid. The unit dose compositions can prevent the enclosed liquid detergent composition with a high level of water content from dissolving or pre-maturely dispersing the water-soluble container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Casey Elphege Camire, Patrick Shane Akeem Harewood, Cynthia L. Moser, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, David S. Stott, II
  • Patent number: 10752868
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose dishwashing detergent composition and a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose fabric cleaning or treatment composition, the preparations and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Montes Jose Ulibarri, Kadar Gedi, Ebner J. Manuel, Maxime Pelletier, Janet Coope-Epstein
  • Patent number: 10751762
    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 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Bethany Carter, Karen Rigley, Lee Jones
  • Patent number: 10745655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pouches 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 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Florence Catherine Courchay, Regine Labeque, Steven George Friedrich, David M Lee, Shinsuke Nii, Lee Kon Yeung, Thomas J Yogan, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10745653
    Abstract: A detergent product for treating textiles, in particular for cleaning textiles and/or washing textiles, is illustrated and described, including a film pouch having at least one pouch chamber which is enclosed by at least one water-soluble film and contains a detergent preparation. In order to improve the dissolution behavior of the detergent product, the film pouch has at least one through-flow opening arranged outside of the pouch chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Katja Gerhards, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 10731108
    Abstract: A process of making a liquid detergent composition includes the steps of providing a manufacturing line that includes, in series and in fluid communication, an upstream region, a confluence region, and a downstream region; providing a liquid base composition at the upstream region, where the liquid base composition includes at least one surfactant and at least one detergent adjunct; and combining the liquid base composition with a zwitterionic surfactant, such as amine oxide, in the confluence region, resulting in a detergent composition at the downstream region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Cincinnati
    Inventors: Douglas James Wildemuth, Jeffrey Frank Omnitz
  • Patent number: 10731115
    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 gel, 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 comprising 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 comprises the sealed container and the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Alan Warren, M. Shawn French, Edward R. Paulsen, Troy H. Alvey, Abey Cherian, Montes Jose Ulibarri, Janet Coope-Epstein, Maxime Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10723984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent composition for preparing an envelope type detergent, the detergent composition including: a) a non-ionic surfactant; b) an anionic surfactant; c) a film forming water-soluble polymer; d) an alkali builder; and e) a plasticizer, and an envelope type detergent prepared therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Man Sup Shin
  • Patent number: 10723981
    Abstract: Liquid laundry detergent compositions containing a microcapsule with a cationically charged coating and a fluorescent brightener with a distyrylbiphenyl unit, preferably Fluorescent Brightener-49, are provided. The compositions provide improved delivery efficiency of microcapsules and brightening of fabric whilst minimizing phase stability issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Liu, Amaranta Ramirez-Almaraz, Li Lv, Xu Huang
  • Patent number: 10723983
    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 an apertured film wall material and methods for making same, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Hailing Bao, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman