Patents Examined by Mark Eashoo
  • Patent number: 11279900
    Abstract: A cleaning agent for cleaning grease from a cooking apparatus includes nanoparticles and a chemical composition selected from the group consisting of sodium hydrate, sodium metasilicate, sodium carbonate, polyethylene glycol, surfactant, and combinations thereof. A method of cleaning a cooking apparatus containing used oil includes draining the used oil from the cooking apparatus, placing a cleaning agent in the drained cooking apparatus, filling the cooking apparatus with a predetermined amount of water, boiling the water containing the cleaning agent for a predetermine length of time, and draining the water containing the cleaning agent from the cooking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Nano-Tek Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Dennis A. Clark
  • Patent number: 11274265
    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: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA. Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Terrence P. Everson, James S. Dailey, Thomas Gessner, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 11214758
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to esterified and/or ether containing polymers derived from itaconic acid that are free of the less reactive tri-substituted vinyl monomers (e.g., citraconic acid or mesaconic acid) that may be used, for example, as builders in detergent applications, such as in the personal and home care market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnan Tamareselvy, Feng-Lung Gordon Hsu, Smita Brijmohan, Francine I. Shuster, John Ta-Yuan Lai, Gaurav Mago, Yunpeng Zhu, Randy B. Collins
  • Patent number: 11124744
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are solvent compositions and methods of using the solvent compositions. The solvent composition includes at least trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) and 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl-2,2,3,3-tetrafluoropropyl ether (TFE-TFPE). The solvent composition may also include an oxygenated solvent, such as an alcohol or fluorinated ether. A method of cleaning the surface of an article includes contacting the surface with the solvent composition to dissolve, disperse, or displace a contaminant on the surface, and removing the solvent composition containing the contaminant from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHELLEF HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Dov Shellef, Edo Shellef
  • Patent number: 11078443
    Abstract: A liquid fabric softener composition and processes for making and using same. In particular a liquid fabric softener composition comprising a structurant providing the desired viscosity which remains stable over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Evelyne Johanna Lutgarde Vanhecke, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Johan Smets, Bruno Jean-Pierre Matthys
  • Patent number: 11060048
    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: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Katherine Molinaro, Gary Becker, Tobias Foster, Karina Labusga
  • Patent number: 11028489
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a surface treatment composition and methods for using same. The composition for removing contaminants from a metallic surface, can include 3 wt % to 40 wt % of at least one bifunctional alkaline compound, 0.03 wt % to 10 wt % of at least one oxidizer comprising a metal salt, and water, where all weight percentages are based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CORROSION EXCHANGE LLC
    Inventor: Loren L. Hatle
  • Patent number: 11021680
    Abstract: Detergent compositions that contain an enzyme, alkaline source, and phosphonate or amine phosphonate salt are described here. A use solution of the detergent compositions containing disclosed phosphonates can retain its enzyme activity for an extended period of time. Specifically, one specific type of phosphonates and another specific type of amine phosphonate salts were discovered to stabilize enzymes in detergent compositions. Solid detergent compositions that contain disclosed phosphonate or amine phosphonate salts are more effective to remove soils and can save production and use costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Lo, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 11008535
    Abstract: A particulate fragrance enhancer can include a first fragrance, a second fragrance, a coating agent, and a particulate core. The second fragrance can be an encapsulated fragrance. The first fragrance, second fragrance, and coating agent can be coated onto the particulate core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Geoffrey Faires, Gulmira Imanbekova, Leland M. Danzer, Marc Maslanka
  • Patent number: 11008533
    Abstract: Described herein are fabric care compositions comprising an esterquat, and a carbodiimide; along with methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Hongwei Shen, Charles Schramm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10975338
    Abstract: Active agent-containing 3D articles, for example dryer-added 3D articles and/or washing machine-added 3D articles and/or hair care 3D articles, and more particularly to consumable, single use, water-insoluble 3D articles containing one or more active agents and optionally, one or more auxiliary ingredients, methods for making same, and methods for using same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Travis Kyle Hodgdon, Mark William Hamersky, Douglas Michael Graham, Paul Thomas Weisman, Michael Sean Farrell
  • Patent number: 10947483
    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: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble International Operations SA
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Raul Rodrigo Gomez, Albert Gasull Morales, Jennifer Efua Kwansima Quansah
  • Patent number: 10941370
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to textile care agents and to optically clear and transparent fabric softener formulations which also have a viscous consistency, containing a combination of special ester quats with nonionic emulsifiers and cationic thickeners, to the use of said textile care agents and fabric softener formulations. The present disclosure also relates to a method for washing textiles using said textile care agent and fabric softener formulations. The present disclosure relates to methods for producing the special ester quats, to the thus resulting ester quats and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, BASF SE
    Inventors: Tatiana Schymitzek, Simon Pluszynski, Ulrich Platzbecker, Peter Schmiedel, Roland Ettl, Silvia Martinez Barrachina, Nuria Bonastre Gilabert, Maria Escoda Margenat
  • Patent number: 10870816
    Abstract: A fabric treatment composition having a polymer and a fabric softening active. The polymer includes a cationic repeating unit and a non-cationic repeating unit. The polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of from about 40,000 to about 600,000 Daltons. The polymer has a calculated cationic charge density of from about 0.05 to about 2 meq/g at a pH of between about 2 and about 8. The polymer includes less than about 0.1% by mole of a cross-linking agent. The fabric softening active includes a quaternary ammonium compound. The composition has less than about 5% by weight of the composition of an anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Renae Dianna Fossum, Gledison Fonseca, Aaron Flores-Figuero
  • Patent number: 10864155
    Abstract: Provided are personal care compositions including (a) hydrophobic ester oil, (b) at least one of a nonionic or anionic surfactant, and (c) one or more polymers containing polymerized structural units of (i) 79 to 95.74 weight % of C4-C8 (meth)acrylate monomers, (ii) 0.5 to 5 weight % of (meth)acrylic acid monomer, (iii) 3.75 to 14 weight % of (methoxy) poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylates, and (iv) 0.01 to 2 weight % of at least one crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Lu Bai, Liang Chen, Yunshen Chen, Shannon Golden, Jennifer Koenig, Lyndsay M. Leal, Xiang Qian Liu, Wen-Shiue Young, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 10844322
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a high flashpoint alcohol based cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting composition and its method of use on food contact surfaces. More particularly, the present invention relates to a quick drying and ready to use cleaning and sanitizing formula with an isopropyl alcohol level low enough to permit a reduced flammability rating while maintaining microbiological sanitizing and disinfecting properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ryther, Nicole M. Delaney, Jesse D. Hines, Linda E. Grieme
  • Patent number: 10822741
    Abstract: A scent booster composition having a pastille formulation and optionally a sodium chloride system. The pastille formulation contains by weight of the formulation (i) 1 to 30% of a fragrance microcapsule that has a microcapsule core and a microcapsule wall encapsulating the microcapsule core, in which the microcapsule core contains a fragrance, (ii) 0 to 40% of a free fragrance, (iii) 0 to 25% of a clay, and (iv) 50 to 70% of polyethylene glycol that has a molecular weight of 2,000 to 10,000. Also disclosed is a method of using the scent booster composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Flavors & Frangrances Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Brain, Jeffrey McElwee, Jill De Jesus, Tamara Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10822506
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for preparing formulations to clear and clean paint deposits from surfaces. In some examples, the paint deposits may be spray paint deposits on concrete, brick and metal surfaces amongst others. In some examples, the formulations may include active salt agents comprising molybdenum and aluminum cations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Podstawa, Jerry Russell May
  • Patent number: 10807889
    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, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: EARTH SCIENCE LABORATORIES
    Inventors: David Nicholas, Reid Henry Bowman, Freddie L. Singleton
  • Patent number: 10792632
    Abstract: A surfactant composition is disclosed comprising branched alkyl sulfate having 8 to 12 carbon atoms; optionally a linear alkyl sulfate having 8 to 12 carbon atoms; and optionally an alkyl ether sulfate having 8 to 13 carbon atoms. A gypsum slurry or gypsum board core is disclosed comprising gypsum, water, and a surfactant composition as described above. The foam voids in the core have a greater median diameter than foam voids made with corresponding linear alkyl sulfate. A method of controlling the median foam void diameter in a gypsum board is disclosed. A first foam water composition is provided comprising a linear alkyl sulfate surfactant. A second foam water composition is also provided comprising a branched alkyl sulfate surfactant. The proportions of the first and second foam water compositions employed in a gypsum composition are selected, or if desired changed, to provide the desired median foam void diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventor: Brian K. Mirous