Patents Examined by M. Reza Asdjodi
  • Patent number: 10323355
    Abstract: A composite material comprising 10-98 wt. % of a bio-based particulate or fibrous filler and at least 2 wt. % of a polyester derived from an aliphatic polyalcohol with 2-15 carbon atoms and a polyacid, wherein the polyacid comprises at least 10 wt. % of tricarboxylic acid. Preferably, the filler is in the form of particles, fibers, and/or random or non-random layers. A plant-based filler may be used, in particular a cellulosic or lignocellulosic material, more in particular one or more materials selected from wood chips, wood flakes, sawdust, pulp, e.g., pulp of (recycled) paper or other fiber pulp, and plant-derived fibers such as cotton, linen, flax, and hemp. An animal-derived filler, in particular an animal-derived fiber such as wool, hair, silk, or feathers may also be used. Preferably the polyalcohol is selected from one or more of glycerol, sorbitol, xylitol, mannitol, 1,2-propane diol, 1,3-propane diol, and 1,2-ethane diol, in particular glycerol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PLANTICS B.V.
    Inventors: Albert Henderikus Alberts, Gad Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10316272
    Abstract: Detergent compositions and methods of preparing and using the detergent compositions are disclosed. The detergent compositions comprise a polymer system comprising at least one polycarboxylic acid polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a nonionic surfactant and water. The detergent compositions are suitable at alkaline pH and reduce or prevent scale formation, improve soil dispersion, and provide effective detergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Timothy Meier, Carter M. Silvernail, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 10307713
    Abstract: The invention provides cleaning agents, cleaning liquids and cleaning methods that effectively remove contaminants which are impossible to remove sufficiently with conventional cleaning liquids at the occurrence of a decrease in performances such as permeation flux and salt rejection rate due to contamination of permeable membranes, in particular aromatic polyamide RO membranes used in water treatment. Permeable membranes are cleaned with a cleaning liquid which is an aqueous solution including a chloramine compound and an alkali agent and having a pH of 10 or above. The chloramine compound is preferably one obtained by mixing a compound having a primary amino group with hypochlorous acid and/or a hypochlorite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Aoki, Takahiro Kawakatsu, Kunihiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10301577
    Abstract: The present invention provides the use of a composition comprising a polyalkyleneimine and/or salts or derivative thereof and an amphoteric polymer for the prevention of corrosion of non-metallic inorganic items during a washing or rinsing process, in particular during an automatic dishwashing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Nicole Graf, Karlheinz Ulrich Gerhard Hahn
  • Patent number: 10301576
    Abstract: Formulation comprising (A) at least one aminocarboxylate selected from methylglycin diacetate (MGDA), iminodisuccinic acid (IDA) and glutamic acid diacetate (GLDA), and salts thereof, (B) at least one polypropyleneimine which may be alkoxylated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Christoph Mueller, Alejandra Garcia Marcos
  • Patent number: 10294443
    Abstract: A low-foaming composition for cleaning a ware-washing machine comprises water, an alkoxylate, an acid (preferably citric acid), and preferably a phase separation promoter (for example a polyethylene glycol or an ionic salt). The composition is in two separate layers under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Karl Ludwig Gibis, Dietmar Van Loyen, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides
  • Patent number: 10280386
    Abstract: Stabilized compositions employing a sequestrant system and a binding system for improving shelf stability and dispensing stability of a solid activated bleach composition are disclosed. The compositions contain a peroxygen source and a catalyst activator which require generation of a peroxycarboxylic acid or other active oxygen sanitizing agent at a point of use. Stabilized compositions employ a sequestrant system including a phosphonic acid and/or dipicolinic acid sequestrant and a binding system comprising an anionic surfactant for a solid formulation of a catalyst activator and peroxygen source to provide shelf stability and dispensing stability for a activated bleach composition. Methods of formulating and use are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Krista Kutz
  • Patent number: 10266792
    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: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Stephanie Ann Urbin, Robert Richard Dykstra, Richard Timothy Hartshorn, Nicholas David Vetter, Tessa Xuan
  • Patent number: 10253277
    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: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    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: 10253278
    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: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Tobias Foster, David W. Gohl, Dirk Kullwitz, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 10251988
    Abstract: A dialysis agent A including a mixture containing glucose, acetic acid, and acetate salt, but not sodium bicarbonate, wherein the molar ratio of acetic acid:acetate salt is 1:0.5 to 1:2, and wherein a total amount of the acetic acid and acetate salt contained in the dialysis agent A is between 2 mEq/L and 6 mEq/L when the dialysis agent A is dissolved in 1 L of a bicarbonate dialysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tomita Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Noguchi, Michiko Myose, Junya Kikuishi, Mina Hashimoto, Hideyuki Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10221376
    Abstract: The invention includes a solid rinse aid that is particularly designed for extrusion solid formation and which is effective for creating spotless surfaces after rinsing. According to the invention, application has identified the critical combination of solid surfactants, coupling agents, hydrotrope, and hardening agents that is acceptable in the extrusion process to create a solid. The hydrotrope includes one or more short-chain alkylbenzene and/or alkyl naphthalene sulfonates. The composition hardens quickly but not so quick as to negatively impact the extrusion process. The compositions may also be used to form pressed or cast solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel M. Kieffer, Katherine Molinaro, Gary Becker, Tobias Foster, Karina Labusga
  • Patent number: 10201488
    Abstract: Provided is an internal olefin sulfonate composition which is capable of exerting good foamability together with good volume of foam, foaming speed, foam dissipation property, foam quality, foam durability in the presence of sebum, and volume of foam in the presence of sebum at high levels, and a cleansing composition containing the same. The internal olefin sulfonate composition of the present invention comprises (A) an internal olefin sulfonate having 16 carbon atoms and (B) an internal olefin sulfonate having 18 carbon atoms, wherein a mass content ratio (A/B) of component (A) to component (B) is from 75/25 to 90/10, and wherein a mass ratio (hydroxy form/olefin form) of a content of a hydroxy form in the internal olefin sulfonate of the component (A) and the component (B) to a content of an olefin form in the internal olefin sulfonate of the component (A) and the component (B) is from 75/25 to 100/0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Yoshikawa, Yoshinori Mitsuda, Hiroshi Hori, Yoshifumi Nishimoto, Yasuhiro Doi
  • Patent number: 10190078
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: a) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning surfactant selected from the group consisting of an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and mixtures thereof; b) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Hulskotter, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Glen Steven Ward, Anna Asmanidou
  • Patent number: 10173935
    Abstract: Solvent systems for the formulation of alkyl thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitors, that provide stable dispersion of alkyl thiophosphoric triamides for even distribution (in low or high concentrations) onto fertilizers containing urea in liquid or solid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Leahann Iannotta, Rajesh Pazhianur, Krish Murthy Shanmuga, John A. Latting, T. Kent Woodall
  • Patent number: 10163542
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a natural ester, oil-based electrical insulation fluid by contacting refined, bleached, optionally winterized, and deodorized natural ester oil, e.g., soy oil, with an absorbent is improved by using as the absorbent a synthetic silicate absorbent comprising an alkali and/or alkaline earth metal, e.g., magnesium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Suh Joon Han, Peter C. Dreux, Paul J. Caronia, Daniel Witte
  • Patent number: 10106717
    Abstract: Composite phase change materials, methods for manufacturing composite phase change materials, and articles of clothing including composite phase change materials for temperature regulation are provided. In one example, a composite phase change material includes a cross-linked polyethylene glycol matrix and a phase change material filler. Each of the cross-linked polyethylene glycol matrix and the phase change material filler has a phase change temperature of from about 10 to about 60° C. Further, the composite phase change material has a latent heat of enthalpy greater than about 50 kJ/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Han, Wei Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10106463
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mineral-based porous granular material includes providing a starting material of at least 70 weigh % of an micaceous arkose rock material. The starting material is in a granular form having at least 50 volume % with a mean diameter of between about 0.060 mm and about 0.65 mm. The method includes placing the starting material into a bed on a support surface, placing the support surface containing the bed of the starting material into a kiln, and subjecting the bed of starting material within the kiln to a basic processing temperature of between about 1100° C. and about 1300° C. for a basic processing temperature processing time selected to transform at least 40 volume % of micaceous components in the micaceous arkose material into feldspar, and to evolve at least 30 volume % of metal sulfides within the feldspar from the feldspar as metallic oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RJSK, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew F. Russell
  • Patent number: 10099983
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to narrow range alcohol alkoxylates and derivatives thereof, such as alkyl ether sulfates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karunakaran Narasimhan, Manuel G Venegas, Saurabh Mathur, Ralf Lange, Muhammad Sofian bin Asi Sihombing
  • Patent number: 10099984
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to narrow range alcohol alkoxylates and derivatives thereof, such as alkyl ether sulfates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karunakaran Narasimhan, Manuel G Venegas, Saurabh Mathur, Ralf Lange, Muhammad Sofian bin Asi Sihombing