Patents Examined by M. Reza Asdjodi
  • Patent number: 10093890
    Abstract: Water soluble packets containing cleaning concentrates in gel form in unit dose, ready-to-use and pouches to be reconstituted in ready-to-use cleaners and fabric treatment products are provided. The packaging system, direct-over-package and shipping and display package are constructed of biodegradable, compostable and recyclable components. The packets are stable despite the fact that the cleaning formulas for laundry and manual dishwashing contain more than 24% of water by weight. The reconstitution system is comprised of a container and a mixer, manual or powered, specifically designed to prevent foam formation during the reconstitution process while producing a shearing effect to cut the concentrated gels into easy to disperse pieces, although various embodiments described herein do not require the use of a mixing device for reconstitution. All components of the system are: biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, or reusable, leading to near zero waste to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Domingo A. Mesa
  • Patent number: 10087399
    Abstract: The object of the present invention relates to the use of an branched alkoxylated non-ionic surfactant as an additive to an aqueous membrane cleaning composition, wherein the surfactant has an HLBd value of 9 to 12.5 and an average degree of branching Bs?1.5 and wherein the surfactant has the following formula: wherein R is a C8-C18 linear or branched hydrocarbon chain, X is O or N, R1, R2 and R3 independently of one another are hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, or a mixture of these, n has a value of from 1 to 8, m has a value of from 1 to 8, p has a value of from 0 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arend Jouke Kingma, Diana Neumann
  • Patent number: 10085926
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a row-level security. One of the methods includes receiving a request for one or more objects. The method includes determining that a type of the one or more requested objects is associated with an object representative of instance level security. The method includes determining access is authorized to at least some of the one or more objects. Determining access includes obtaining a first access statement associated with the type of the one or more objects, obtaining a second access statement associated with the object representative of instance level security, combining at least the first access statement and the second access statement into a third access statement, and obtaining one or more objects using the third access statement. The method also includes providing the authorized subset of objects to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Anise Cosmetics, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Kevin Wallach, Scott Hofmann, Tam Tran
  • Patent number: 10072100
    Abstract: Compositions comprising oxidized poly alpha-1,3-glucan compounds are disclosed herein. Oxidized poly alpha-1,3-glucan compounds are produced by contacting poly alpha-1,3-glucan under aqueous conditions with at least one N-oxoammonium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L Paullin, Andrea M Perticone, T Joseph Dennes
  • Patent number: 10064971
    Abstract: A preventative solution includes an aqueous base, 1 wt % to 6 wt % titanium dioxide having an average particle size of not greater than 100 nm, 0.5 wt % to 20 wt % alcohol having 2 to 4 carbons, and 3 wt % to 15 wt % of a binding agent. The preventative solution can be dispersed using a fogger, for example, sequentially with an odor neutralizing solution or a disinfectant solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HighQ Services, LLC
    Inventor: Babak Samani
  • Patent number: 10059911
    Abstract: A method of producing washing hydrogen water in an embodiment, includes: a step of storing ammonia water in a first tank; a step of transferring the ammonia water from the first tank to a second tank; a step of diluting the transferred ammonia water with ultrapure water in the second tank; a step of mixing the diluted ammonia water into hydrogen water; and a washing step of washing an inside of the first tank by ultrapure water to remove fine particles derived from ammonia generated in the first tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki Jizaimaru, David H. Wang
  • Patent number: 10053656
    Abstract: The invention discloses a multiphase detergent tablet (1), comprising a first detergent phase with at least one contact-unsuitable, in particular caustic, irritant, toxic or hygroscopic component and a second detergent phase to cover the first detergent phase, wherein the second detergent phase essentially contains no contact-unsuitable components, in particular no caustic, toxic or hygroscopic components, optionally also no irritant components and whereby the detergent tablet comprises at least three stacked layers, with a first layer (10) of the second detergent phase; a second middle layer (12) of the first detergent phase and a third layer (14) of the second detergent phase, wherein at least a part of a region of the contact-unsuitable first detergent phase that is not covered by a layer of the second detergent phase is provided with a water-soluble protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Meinrad Budich
  • Patent number: 10036122
    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: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Plantics B.V.
    Inventors: Albert Henderikus Alberts, Gad Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10023827
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for a semiconductor substrate contains a solvent, and a polymer that includes a fluorine atom, a silicon atom or a combination thereof. The content of water in the solvent is preferably no greater than 20% by mass. The cleaning composition preferably further contains an organic acid which is a non-polymeric acid. The organic acid is preferably a polyhydric carboxylic acid. The acid dissociation constant of the polymer is preferably less than that of the organic acid. The solubility of the organic acid in water at 25° C. is preferably no less than 5% by mass. The organic acid is preferably a solid at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kenji Mochida, Motoyuki Shima
  • Patent number: 10017717
    Abstract: A laundry detergent formulation is provided that is formed as an aqueous blend of surfactants, enzymes, builders, and soil release polymers to inhibit soil re-deposition back onto other clothing or elements of the washing machine. The detergent formulation also contains additives with properties that impart a treatment to fabrics that inhibits future soil deposition onto the clothing with continued use. The detergent formulation provides cleaning of heavy duty grease and automotive soils from clothing surfaces that is superior to current detergent products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Claudia E. Britton
  • Patent number: 10011806
    Abstract: In a method for making a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester by quaternizing a tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid ester with dimethylsulfate the quaternizing is carried out in the presence of a solid acid scavenger. The method can provide a fabric softener active composition, comprising from 65 to 98% by weight of at least one tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-methylammonium methylsulfate fatty acid ester, the corresponding non-quaternized tris-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amine fatty acid esters in amounts providing a total amine number of the composition of from 2 to less than 7 mg KOH/g, and from 1 to 1500 ppm methanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Köhle, Axel Euler, Kurt Seidel, Peter Schwab
  • Patent number: 9994753
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process to extract liquid dielectric coolant from the rice bran oil, which is suitable for both power frequency and high frequency electrical applications. The process comprises the steps of, processing the refined, bleached and deodorized rice bran oil with an alkali to remove the fatty acids. After processing the rice bran seed oil, at step, the processed rice bran oil is blended with a sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution. The blended rice bran oil forms a top layer and a bottom layer within short duration of time. At step, the top layer is extracted and is water washed and filtered. At step, the top layer rice bran oil is mixed with the tert butyl hydroxy quinone solution. Finally, at step, the mixture of filtered top layer and tert butyl hydroxy quinone solution is heated to extract the liquid dielectric coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sumangala Viswanath Bangalore, Nagabhushana Ramaswamy Galigekere, Vasudevamurthy Siddappa, Champa Vedvyas, Nagashree Narasimha Iyengar Ambuga
  • Patent number: 9994797
    Abstract: Formulations, comprising (A) in total in the range of 1 to 50% by weight of at least one compound, selected from methylglycinediacetic acid (MGDA), glutamic acid diacetate (GLDA) and salts thereof, (B) in total in the range of 0.01 to 0.4% by weight of at least one zinc salt, stated as zinc, (C) in total in the range of 0.001 to 0.045% by weight of homo- or copolymer of ethyleneimine, and (D) optionally 0.5 to 15% by weight of bleach, based in each case on the solids content of the respective formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Markus Hartmann, Heike Weber
  • Patent number: 9969958
    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: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Tobias Foster, David W. Gohl, Dirk Kullwitz, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 9969959
    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: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Monique Roerdink Lander, Carter M. Silvernail, Erin Jane Dahlquist Howlett, Kerrie E. Walters
  • Patent number: 9962320
    Abstract: Composition of a hydrogel soap, a hydrogel soap, and a method of preparing the same. The hydrogel soap represents detergency or moisturizing power superior to that of a general soap and has weak acidity or neutral-pH (pH 5.0 to pH 7.0), so that the skin irritation is mitigated and superior formability is represented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: JT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Thek Kim
  • Patent number: 9963660
    Abstract: A mixture of ethanol and lactate esters have enhanced cleaning properties for food and biological processing applications and this mixture retains bacteriostatic properties during the cleaning process as well as in the used cleaning solutions after rinsing and dilution with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Vertec Biosolvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Rathin Datta, George D. Laubach
  • Patent number: 9957469
    Abstract: There are provided metal corrosion inhibition cleaning compositions, methods and system for copper (Cu), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), tantalum (Ta), cobalt (Co), and aluminum (Al). The metal corrosion inhibition cleaning compositions provide corrosion inhibition effects by use a combination of two chemicals—at least one multi-functional amine that has more than one amino groups; and at least one multi-functional acid that has more than one carboxylate groups. The metal corrosion inhibition cleaning compositions are effective for cleaning the residues deriving from high density plasma etching followed by ashing with oxygen containing plasmas; and slurry particles and residues remaining after chemical mechanical polishing (CMP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Wen Dar Liu, Seiji Inaoka, Yi-Chia Lee, Agnes Derecskei-Kovacs
  • Patent number: 9957468
    Abstract: Shaped particles having a longitudinal length (L) and a predetermined complex cross-sectional shape extending on a plane perpendicular to said longitudinal length (L). The cross-sectional shape has at least one vertex. An edge extends along the length L from the vertex. The particles further comprise an anchoring element disposed away from the edge. The ratio of said length (L) to a perimeter-equivalent diameter of said predetermined cross-sectional shape “ECD PHull” is between about 0.5 and about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Michael Leslie Groombridge, Michael McDonnell
  • Patent number: 9938171
    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 1 and 5, and x may be between 1 and 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Earth Science Laboratories
    Inventors: David Nicholas, Reid Henry Bowman, Freddie L. Singleton