Patents Examined by Lorna M. Douyon
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10323219
    Abstract: A process for reblending a first liquid detergent composition into a second liquid detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Nazarmohammad Gulamhussain Momin, Antonio Quintieri, Steven George Patterson
  • Patent number: 10316277
    Abstract: A unit dose laundry composition includes from 1 wt. % to 10 wt. % of one or more coated enzymes, from 1 wt. % to 40 wt. % of a bleach composition comprising an oxidizing agent and one or more bleach activators, from 15 wt. % to 80 wt. % of a surfactant composition, and one or more of an alkaline compound, a detergent builder, a chelant, or a polymer composition. The unit dose laundry composition is in the form of a powder, which has a bulk density of from 500 g/L to 1300 g/L, encapsulated a polymer film. A method of making the unit dose laundry composition includes combining one or more liquid active components with one or more high absorbing solid active components to produce a powder intermediate which may be blended with other solid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KOREX CANADA COMPANY
    Inventor: Douglas Robert Watson
  • Patent number: 10294445
    Abstract: Processes for making unitized dose pouches that have improved water solubility due to modifications at a seal region of the pouch, such as perforations. Unitized dose pouches having modifications at a seal region. Process of treating a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Miguel Brandt Sanz
  • Patent number: 10294446
    Abstract: A dosage element to be consumed in use in a ware washing machine, the dosage element including a container, whereby the container encloses a non-consolidated particulate composition and a gel in direct contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Wiedemann, Pavlinka Roy, Frederic Moreux
  • Patent number: 10273434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a cationic polysaccharide in a detergent composition used for treating dyed textile fibers in an aqueous medium, in order to reduce the loss of color of the dyed fibers when treating same using said detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Florence Lambert, Celine Orizet
  • Patent number: 10256408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compositions comprising an organic semiconductor (OSC) and one or more organic solvents. The composition is solid at a temperature of 25° C. and fluid at a higher temperature and the boiling point of the solvent is at most 400° C. Furthermore, the present invention describes the use of these compositions as inks for the preparation of organic electronic (OE) devices, especially organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells and OLED devices, to methods for preparing OE devices using the novel compositions, and to OE devices, OLED devices and OPV cells prepared from such methods and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Mark James, Magda Goncalves-Miskiewicz, Philip E. May, Lana Nanson, Ruth Effenberger, Edgar Kluge