Patents Examined by Necholus Ogden
  • Patent number: 11149238
    Abstract: A method of producing a solid soap containing at least one image embedded within the solid soap includes printing a printed image on a base layer of solid soap, applying molten soap to the printed base layer, and allowing the soap to harden so as to embed the image within the solid soap. The image can be a high-resolution image and can be printed on the base layer of solid soap using a flatbed printer. The soap can include a background layer against which the image is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Commisso
  • Patent number: 11149237
    Abstract: A detergent bar comprising from 0.01 to 1 wt % polyethylene glycol having a molecular weight of at least 100,000 and at least one of: (a) from 0.01 to 5 wt % polyacrylic acid having a molecular weight from 1,000 to 20,000; (b) from 0.01 to 1 wt % hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; and (c) from 0.01 to 1 wt % hydroxyethyl cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Saugata Nad, Ravi Rao, Robert Krasnansky
  • Patent number: 11142723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid fabric softener compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium ester softening active, cellulose fibers, and benefit agent capsules comprising a core and a shell encapsulating said core, wherein said shell comprises polyacrylate polymer, as well as methods of treating fabric and using same. Such liquid fabric softener compositions provide similar deposition of different types of fabric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susana Fernandez Prieto, Johan Smets, Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Laura Orlandini
  • Patent number: 11142729
    Abstract: Detergents useful for cold-water cleaning and mid-chain headgroup and alkylene-bridged surfactants useful therein are disclosed. The mid-chain headgroup surfactant has a C14-C30 alkyl chain and a polar group bonded to a central zone carbon of the alkyl chain. The alkylene-bridged surfactant has a C12-C18 alkyl chain, a polar group, and a C1-C2 alkylene group bonded to the polar group and a central zone carbon of the C12-C18 alkyl chain. Preferred surfactants in these classes are alcohol sulfates, alcohol ethoxylates, ether sulfates, sulfonates, arylsulfonates, alcohol phosphates, amine oxides, quaterniums, betaines, and sulfobetaines. Surprisingly, detergents formulated with the surfactants provide outstanding cold-water performance in removing greasy stains such as bacon grease, butter, cooked beef fat, or beef tallow from soiled articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Holland, Randal J. Bernhardt, Branko Sajic, Rick Tabor
  • Patent number: 11130932
    Abstract: An organic liquid and foaming soap composition and dispenser for use as a human hand, body wash and a pet wash, comprising: a) a foam-able organic liquid soap composition comprising the anti-microbial active ingredients of: organic shea butter; USDA approved natural spearmint oil; USDA approved natural lime oil; organic thyme oil; organic rosemary extract; and, b) a portable or fixed, manual or automatic foaming soap dispenser. The organic soap composition may further comprise a base soap comprising: saponified organic coconut oil; organic olive oil; organic sunflower oil; organic jojoba oil; organic aloe vera; and glycerin. And the organic soap composition has a shelf-life of about three years, and able to eradicate about 74.6% through 77.6% of the bacterial strain Staphylococcus aureus after at least one minute of direct contact with the composition. The dispenser is a fixed wall or sink mounted, or a portable bottle, including a mini-foaming leave-on sanitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Got Green? LLC
    Inventor: Eileen E. Fedyna
  • Patent number: 11124743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition for textile products containing the following component (A) in an amount of 10% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less), the following component (B), and water: component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms, wherein the mass ratio of an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 2 or higher and position 4 or lower (IO-1S) to an internal olefin sulfonate having 17 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 5 or higher (IO-2S), (IO-1S)/(IO-2S), is 0.75 or more and 5.5 or less; and component (B): an organic solvent having a hydroxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Morikawa, Ayako Sakuraba, Ayako Kusunoki, Hiroko Endo
  • Patent number: 11118136
    Abstract: A wash composition includes a surfactant system, a solvent system, and one or more beneficial compositions. The surfactant system includes a) a linear alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS), and b) a fatty acid methyl ester ethoxylate (MEE). Optionally, the surfactant system may further include c) an alkyl ether sulfate (AES), and d) a nonionic alcohol ethoxylate (AE). The wash composition may be embodied as a unit dose composition or a heavy-duty liquid. Methods for increasing the effectiveness of fabric cleaning that include using the wash composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Daniel T. Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11111463
    Abstract: A solid liquid cleansing composition and methods of preparing the same are disclosed. The solid cleansing composition may include a soap and an ionic liquid. The soap may be a sodium soap, an ammonium soap, a potassium soap, a magnesium soap, a calcium soap, or a combination thereof. The ionic liquid may include a base, taurine, and/or water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Scott Smart, Long Pan
  • Patent number: 11111462
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bars comprising soap bar matrix comprising predominantly long chain length soap and regions or domains interspersed within the matrix comprising predominantly shorter chain soaps. The novel bars of the invention are sufficiently hard to survive large scale manufacturing while simultaneously delivering benefits of significant foam value enhancement, for example, due to delivery of short-chain soaps from concentrated regions. Surprisingly, even when soaps in concentrated regions comprise small percentage of overall soap oils or fats used, they form observable kappa phase pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Astolfi, Jorge Luiz Basso, Sergio Roberto Leopoldino, Luiz Felipe Costa Vidigal, Venugopal Vijayakrishnan, Yuriy Konstantinovich Yarovoy
  • Patent number: 11111465
    Abstract: An ergonomic soap includes a soap body extending from a first end to a second end, the soap body having a top surface; an elongated protrusion extending from the first end, the elongated protrusion having a curve that places an end of the elongated protrusion over the top surface; and a second protrusion extending from the second end, the second protrusion having a ring-shaped opening extending therethrough; the user engages their hand with the soap body such that the end of the first protrusion is positioned over the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Adam Gittlin
  • Patent number: 11104864
    Abstract: A stable liquid detergent composition containing a self-structuring surfactant system. A liquid detergent composition that includes a linear alkyl benzene sulfonate, and a co-surfactant selected from a zwitterionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, a branched non-ionic surfactant and mixture thereof, with a first viscosity of no less than 3000 mPa·s measured at a first shear rate of 0.5 s?1, and a second viscosity of no more than 2,500 mPa·s measured at a second shear rate of 20 s?1, and the ratio of the first viscosity to the second viscosity is no less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Liangjing Fang, Ming Tang, Karl Shiqing Wei, Peng Qin, Xu Huang, Ting He
  • Patent number: 11090244
    Abstract: A compliant personal care composition can include i) from about 20% to about 80%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant; and ii) from about 3% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of a water insoluble hygroscopic fiber, fine, or filament; wherein the composition has a compliance value of about 0.01 kg/mm to about 1.5 kg/mm or before a simulated use. The composition may also be at least partially surrounded by a substrate and in the form of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shawn David McConaughy, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Dale Gary Kavalew
  • Patent number: 11077034
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a product for care of keratinic fibers, in particular human hair, comprising a bag (pouch) comprising at least one sealed chamber, wherein the sealed chamber comprises at least one wall of one water-soluble film, and a conditioner composition which is in the sealed chamber of the bag (pouch) wherein the conditioner composition contains, based on its total weight (iia) from about 0 to about 20 wt % water and (iib) at least one fatty ingredient from the group of C8-C30 fatty alcohols and C8-C30 fatty acid triglycerides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Udo Erkens, Torsten Lechner, Thomas Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11071414
    Abstract: Multi-part skin care methods comprise providing a plurality of first portions, and providing a plurality of second portions. Each first portion is configured to have a complementary shape to each second portion. Each first portion is configured to engage with each second portion to form a multi-part skin care bar. Multi-part skin care systems comprise a plurality of first portions, and a plurality of second portions. Each first portion comprises a first engagement portion, and each second portion comprises a second engagement portion. Each second portion is configured to be coupled to each first portion via the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion to form a multi-part skin care bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: David L. J. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11072735
    Abstract: A particulate material is mainly composed of alumina, has a volume average particle diameter of from 70 to 200 ?m, has a degree of sphericity of from 0.89 or more to less than 0.99, has a degree of alfa-aluminization of from 40 to 85%, and produces a result of 0.017 g or less in an abrasion test for equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ADMATECHS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingi Noguchi, Masaru Kuraki, Tempo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11053456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent composition for textile products containing the following component (A) and component (B): component (A): an internal olefin sulfonate having 15 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms and including an internal olefin sulfonate having 15 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms with the sulfonate group at position 5 or higher, and component (B): a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of more than 10.5 and 19 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ozaki, Kosuke Tawa, Yuichiro Tase
  • Patent number: 11046911
    Abstract: A method of laundering articles, the method comprising combining a detergent composition and water to provide a detergent solution, wherein the detergent composition comprises a surfactant system containing at least 40 wt % linear alkylbenzene sulfonate(s), then introducing into a washing machine basket the detergent solution so as to dampen articles in the basket; and then waiting for a duration of time during which no water or further detergent solution is added to the basket containing the dampened articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: David Moorfield, Alyn James Parry
  • Patent number: 11046916
    Abstract: Provided is a surfactant composition which includes high concentrations of a surfactant, has fluidity in a wide concentration range, and does not become clouded when diluted with hard water. This surfactant composition includes component A, component B, and component C described below, wherein a total content of the component A and the component B is 35 to 80% by mass and wherein the component A is at least one sulfonate compound selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyalkane sulfonate and an olefin sulfonate, the component B is a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether, and the component C is water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukiko Tabuchi, Takaya Sakai, Makiko Shigehisa, Hiroko Endo
  • Patent number: 11045404
    Abstract: The present invention discloses self-thickening compositions comprising one or more N-acyl acidic amino acid and/or a salts thereof and one or more amphoteric surfactant, methods of preparation thereof, and their applications in cosmetics and personal care, home care and other fields with excellent thickening performance and easy-to-use applicability, in particular in cleansing formulations to improve performance such as foam quality and mildness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Sino Lion USA, Nanjing Huashi New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Evelyn Su, Huiyu Wang, Jing Sha
  • Patent number: 11028342
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a polyethoxylated alcohol sulfate composition is provided which includes a polyethoxylated alcohol sulfate, such as sodium laureth ether sulfate (SLES), water, an ionic liquid, and an alcohol. The ionic liquid and the alcohol form a synergistic blend, enabling a significant reduction of the viscosity of the polyethoxylated alcohol sulfate composition. Also provided is an embodiment of a method for modifying the rheology of polyethoxylated alcohol sulfate by use of an ionic liquid and alcohol blend. Finally provided is an embodiment of a detergent composition which is prepared by use of the polyethoxylated alcohol sulfate composition described herein, in addition to other commonly known ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, David S. Stott, II