Patents Examined by M. Reza Asdjodi
  • Patent number: 10689599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. The combination of a surfactant system and coupling agents can be used as a replacement for traditional rheology modifiers and foaming agents which are under regulatory pressure while providing concentrated liquid cleaning compositions with a viscosity of 400 cps or less. In another aspect the invention relates to novel cleaning compositions such as pot and pan soaking compositions, dishwashing compositions, food and beverage foaming cleaners, vehicle cleaning and the like suitable for use in hard water, which can be solid or liquid. The invention further relates to methods of making these compositions, and to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, David Arnold Halsrud, Emily Elizabeth Flohr, Paul J. Prew, Daniel N. Tallman, Amanda Ruth Blattner, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 10676694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fabric softener compositions as well as the methods of making and using same. Such liquid fabric softener compositions comprise a quaternary ammonium ester fabric softening active, cellulose fibers and a hydrotrope. Such fabric softener compositions exhibit improved viscosity stability after addition of a hydrotrope while also delivering the softening benefits that are desired by consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Dries Vaes, Evelyne Johanna Lutgarde Van Hecke, Laura Orlandini, Travis Kyle Hodgdon
  • Patent number: 10669510
    Abstract: The invention provides a concentrated detergent composition comprising alkali metal carbonate, alkali metal percarbonate, and a peroxidation catalyst according to formula (I) [(LpMq)nXr]Ys, wherein each L independently is an organic ligand containing at least three nitrogen atoms that coordinate with the metal M; M is Mn or Fe; each X independently is a coordinating or bridging group selected from the group consisting of H2O, OH?, SH?, HO2?, O2?, O22?, S2?, F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, NO3?, NO2?, SO42?, SO32?, PO43?, N3?, CN?, NR3, NCS?, RCN, RS?, RCO2?, RO?, and with R being hydrogen or a C1 to C6 alkyl group; p is an integer from 1 to 4; q is an integer from 1 to 2; r is an integer from 0 to 6; Y is a counter ion; and s is the number of counter ions. The invention also relates to the use of said concentrated detergent composition as a warewashing detergent for the removal of starch soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Tobias Foster, David W. Gohl, Dirk Kullwitz, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 10662397
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards aqueous formulations comprising (A) at least one alkoxylated polypropylenimine, (B) at least one non-ionic surfactant, selected from (B1) alkyl polyglycosides and (B2) alkoxylated C8-C14-Guerbet alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christoph Mueller, Stephan Hueffer, Alejandra Garcia Marcos
  • Patent number: 10662134
    Abstract: There are provided a solvent composition containing tDCE, which does not exert an adverse effect on the global environment, has high solubility and incombustibility, and can maintain initial incombustibility even in use accompanied by a phase change, a cleaning method using the solvent composition, a coating film-forming composition including the solvent composition, and a method of forming a homogeneous coating film using the coating film-forming composition. A solvent composition includes: tDCE; at least one HFE (A) selected from HFE-347pc-f, HFE-365mf-c, and HFE-467sc-f; and at least one HFC (X) selected from cHFC-447, and HFC-76-13sf, in which a ratio of tDCE with respect to a total amount of tDCE, HFE (A), and HFC (X) is 65 to 80 mass %, a ratio of HFE (A) with respect to the total amount is 5 to 25 mass %, and a ratio of HFC (X) with respect to the total amount is 5 to 25 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Mitsuoka, Daisuke Ikeda, Toshio Miki, Tsuyoshi Hanada
  • Patent number: 10633614
    Abstract: A series of natural soaps, both liquid and solid, and methods of making thereof, which have a synergistic effect when formulated with anti-redeposition ingredients in laundry applications both in synthetic and natural textiles and fabrics. The fatty acids and/or natural oils based series of natural soaps include both sodium and potassium soap products that interact synergistically with, preferably, known, natural anti-redeposition agents and alkaline builders creating highly effective, natural solid (bar or powdered) and liquid laundry cleaning products. Solid forms soaps are dried to an acceptable amount of moisture content for milling. Further blending is then performed with various natural anti-redeposition agents or natural products which exhibit said characteristics and/or alkaline builders. The solid forms may be formed into single dose tablets. Effervescent additives may further be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Scott A. Smith, Jeffery A Breazeale
  • Patent number: 10604728
    Abstract: The present application relates processes that can be used to produce encapsulated benefit agents comprising a core and a shell that encapsulates said core, encapsulated benefit agents produced by such process and products comprising such encapsulated benefit agents as well as methods of making and using such products. Such process can be used to produce particles that offer the desired protection and release benefits when used in a varity of products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble International Operations SA
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Raul Rodrigo Gomez, Albert Gasull Morales, Jennifer Efua Kwansima Quansah
  • Patent number: 10573426
    Abstract: An electrical device containing a dielectric fluid, the dielectric fluid comprising heptafluoroisobutyronitrile or 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(trifluoromethoxy) propanenitrile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Costello, Richard M. Flynn, Michael J. Bulinski
  • Patent number: 10563152
    Abstract: A fabric conditioning composition comprising an emulsion of particles in an aqueous vehicle, the particles comprising (a) an esterquat comprising an alkyl dialkanol amine esterquat of a fatty acid, wherein from at least 90 wt % to up to 100 wt % of the esterquat is comprised of diesterquat and from 0 wt % to up to 10 wt % of the esterquat is comprised of monoesterquat, and the fatty acid is substantially saturated and has an iodine value of less than 5, and (b) a water swellable cationic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Charles J. Schramm, Jr., Katie Truong
  • Patent number: 10563108
    Abstract: In the latent heat storage body (100) according to the present invention, the surface of a core particle (10) composed of a latent heat storage material of a metal or an alloy is coated with an oxidized film of a compositional element of the core particle (10). Hence, the step of separately fabricating the core particle and the oxidized film (20) corresponding to a shell accommodating the core particle and accommodating the core particle inside the shell becomes unnecessary. Further since the core particle exhibits no expansion when transforming from a solid phase to a liquid phase, the component of the melted latent heat storage material stays inside the space covered with the oxidized film and the oxidized film is never damaged. Further, the oxidized film (20) can be made chemically stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Tomohiro Akiyama, Takahiro Nomura, Akihito Sagara, Noriyuki Okinaka, Chunyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10550006
    Abstract: The current invention concerns a method for increasing an iron content of a solution by converting low iron containing solutions into highly concentrated ferric chloride solutions by adding iron containing substances. The invention concerns also methods for transporting and storage of said highly concentrated ferric chloride solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tessenderlo Group NV/SA
    Inventor: Rudy Peeters
  • Patent number: 10550354
    Abstract: Surfactant systems and compositions incorporating the same are disclosed for use as rinse aids on plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions include both liquid and solid formulations, along with methods of use for treating plastics and other wares. The surfactant systems and compositions provide synergistic combinations allowing lower actives in composition formulations of the plastic-compatible surfactant systems providing good sheeting, wetting and drying properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Ecolab USA Inc., BASF SE
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 10544055
    Abstract: A base product fluid is produced by adding anhydrous liquid ammonia and a first portion of sulfuric acid to water in a process line to form a mixed fluid. The mixed fluid may be cooled and a second portion of sulfuric acid may be added to the mixed fluid to form the base product fluid. The base product fluid may include a molecular compound that is a chelating compound. The molecular compound may have the formula: ((NH4)2SO4)a.(H2SO4)b.(H2O)c.(NH4HSO4)x. In the formula, a may be between 1 and 5, b may be between 1 and 5, c may be between 0 and 5, and x may be between 1 and 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: David Nicholas, Reid Henry Bowman, Freddie L. Singleton
  • Patent number: 10538719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to treatment compositions containing polymer systems that provide stability and benefit agent deposition as well as methods of making and using same. Such treatment compositions may be used for example as through the wash and/or through the rinse fabric enhancers as well as unit dose treatment compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Alessandro Corona, III, Robert Richard Dykstra, Richard Timothy Hartshorn, Nicholas David Vetter, Tessa Xuan
  • Patent number: 10538723
    Abstract: Provided is a non-aqueous maintenance liquid for an active energy ray-curable inkjet ink which can be used as a cleaning liquid for removing the inkjet ink and as a preserving liquid to fill the head when the printer is not in operation. The non-aqueous maintenance liquid for an active energy ray-curable inkjet ink of the present invention comprises a main liquid component, a pigment dispersant resin, and a surface control agent, wherein the main liquid component is an organic solvent and/or an active energy ray-curable compound, and the amount of the surface control agent is 0.01 to 10% by weight in 100% by weight of the maintenance liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yuji Kameyama, Yohei Konda, Kazuhiro Jonai
  • Patent number: 10533121
    Abstract: A fluid composition comprises a triglyceride, having at least one alpha-branched fatty acid residue, wherein each alpha-branched fatty acid residue comprises at least one saturated or mono-unsaturated alkyl chain having a total number of carbon atoms ranging from 12 to 20, and wherein the triglyceride has at least one of (a) a flash point of at least 185° C., (b) a fire point of at least 230° C., (c) a pour point of ?25° C. or lower, or (d) a combination thereof. The fluid composition may be useful, for example, as a dielectric fluid and/or as a heat transfer fluid in transformers and other electrical device applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kaustubh Gupte, Bharat I. Chaudhary, Domonique Downing, Nolan T. McDougal, Sreejit Nair
  • Patent number: 10526566
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel whitening agents for cellulosic substrates. The whitening agents are comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. The whitening agents are further characterized by having a dispersion component value of the Hansen Solubility Parameter of less than or equal to about 17 MPa0.5. This invention also relates to laundry care compositions including but not limited to liquid and/or powder laundry detergent formulations and rinse added fabric softening (RAFS) compositions that comprise such whitening agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Mark Robert Sivik, Michael David Cummings, Donna D'Angelo Morrall, Kevin Lee Kott, Keith Homer Baker, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Michael A. Valenti, Laurent D. Keiken, Xiayong Michael Hong, Eduardo Torres, Dominick J. Valenti, Patrick D. Moore, Leonard J. Starks
  • Patent number: 10501708
    Abstract: Industrial 2-in-1 cleaning compositions providing both detergency and rinseability in a single cleaning composition are disclosed. Alkali metal carbonate-based cleaning compositions and methods of both making and using the same provide user-friendly, solid, detergent compositions without the need for using a separate rinse aid composition. The compositions and methods are particularly well suited for use in industrial cleaning using alkali metal carbonate compositions that beneficially provide cleaning and rinseability in the rinse cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Monique Roerdink Lander, Carter M. Silvernail, Erin Jane Dahlquist Howlett, Kerrie E. Walters
  • Patent number: 10493426
    Abstract: A method of preparing a graphene-metal chalcogenide porous material is provided. The method includes providing a dispersion comprising graphene oxide; adding a metal precursor and a chalcogenide precursor to the dispersion to form a mixture; heating the mixture under hydrothermal conditions to form a gel; and freeze drying the gel to obtain the graphene-metal chalcogenide porous material. A graphene-metal chalcogenide porous material prepared by the method, and use of the material in water treatment, energy storage, fire proofing, batteries or supercapacitors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Hengchang Bi, Bo Chen, Qinglang Ma
  • Patent number: 10486984
    Abstract: A road surface covering system includes a road surface covering of concrete or asphalt, water permeable tiles disposed adjacent to an outer edge of the road surface covering and having a water conductivity of at least 7 inches of water per hour, and a subgrade bed of fill material including a porous sand. The porous sand includes at least 70% of a naturally occurring micaceous arkose rock material having at least 30 wt % of mica, and at least 50 vol % of the micaceous arkose rock material having a mean diameter of between 0.060 mm and 0.65 mm. The micaceous arkose rock material being previously kilned at a temperature of between 1100° C. and 1300° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: RJSK, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew F. Russell