Patents Examined by Necholus Ogden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10442968
    Abstract: Provided is a latent heat transfer material that is micro-encapsulated, said material exhibiting superior mechanical strength and heat resistance. A production method for the latent heat transfer material that is micro-encapsulated in a hard shell comprises: 1) a step in which a perforate hollow silica particle is manufactured; 2) a step in which the phase change material is sealed inside the perforate hollow silica particle by inserting the perforate hollow silica particle in a molten solution of the phase change material and repeatedly subjecting the same to vibrations such as ultrasound oscillations; 3) a step in which the perforate hollow silica particle having the phase change material sealed within is washed in a saturated aqueous solution of the phase change material; and 4) a step in which perhydropolysilazane is used to coat the outer shell of the perforate hollow silica particle with silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: National University Corporation Kobe University
    Inventors: Hiroshi Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Komoda, Ruri Hidema
  • Patent number: 10443020
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of cleaning compositions. There is need for compositions that foam copiously when articles are washed. However the foam should rinse-off as quickly as possible in minimum number of rinses-cylces so that the process becomes sustainable. Disclosed is an aqueous cleaning composition comprising: (i) total Active Detergent (AD) level of 5 to 30% by weight, of which at least one-third is non-soap anionic surfactant; and, (ii) 0.1 wt % to 2 wt % of an antifoaming system containing saturated hydroxy fatty acid and saturated non-hydroxy C14-18 fatty acid, where the ratio between the amount of said saturated hydroxy fatty acid to that of said saturated non-hydroxy C14-18 fatty acid is from 1:0.75 to 1:5 parts by weight and where the pH of said composition is from 2 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Punam Bandyopadhyay, Jiji Paul Kottukapally, Maheshwara Shiva Naik
  • Patent number: 10443024
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to pouches made from a combination of chemically different water-soluble films and optionally containing a composition (e.g. a household care composition or non-household care composition) that is at least partially enclosed by the water-soluble films in at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay, Marc Rene Bert Renmans, David M. Lee, Steven G. Friedrich, Lee K. Yeung, Shinsuke Nii
  • Patent number: 10435654
    Abstract: Provided herein are antimicrobial compositions comprising derivatives of lauric acid, and methods for preparing and using such compositions. As a non-limiting example, a process for preparing an antimicrobial composition may comprise: (1) a saponification step wherein a high-lauric vegetable oil is contacted with a strong base, thereby providing a high-laurate soap component; (2) a lipolysis step wherein a high-lauric vegetable oil is contacted with a lipase, thereby providing a lipolyzed oil composition comprising glycerol monolaurate; and (3) a combination step wherein the soap composition is combined with the lipolyzed oil composition, thereby providing the antimicrobial foaming soap composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Burke Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Day
  • Patent number: 10428297
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water-soluble unit dose articles made from a combination of chemically different water-soluble films and optionally containing compositions that are at least partially enclosed by the water-soluble films in at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay, Marc Rene Bert Renmans, David M. Lee, Steven G. Friedrich, Lee K. Yeung, Shinsuke Nii
  • Patent number: 10421930
    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: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: STEPHAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Holland, Randal J. Bernhardt, Branko Sajic, Rick Tabor
  • Patent number: 10407648
    Abstract: A cleansing bar composition comprising at least one cleanser chosen from soap and surfactant; phenoxyethanol; and one or more hydrophobic stabilizing agents, wherein the composition is a solid cleansing bar. Also methods of enhancing the deposition of phenoxyethanol by a cleansing bar comprising the step of pre-mixing phenoxyethanol with one or more hydrophobic deposition aids during manufacturing of the cleansing bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mastrull, Viktor Dubovoy, Laurence Du-Thumm, Steven Misner, David Santos, Long Pan
  • Patent number: 10385291
    Abstract: A liquid surfactant composition can include a C9-C20 alkylbenzene sulfonate, a nonionic surfactant, and an anionic surfactant. The anionic surfactant can include a first alcohol ether sulfate (AES) surfactant and a second AES surfactant. The first AES surfactant can have a molecular formula of R1—O—(CH2—CH2—O)m—SO3M, wherein R1 represents a C10-C20 alkyl group, m represents a number from 6 to 8, and M represents a monovalent cation. The second AES surfactant can have a molecular formula of R2—O—(CH2—CH2—O)n—SO3M?, wherein R2 represents a C10-C20 alkyl group, n is 2 or 3, and M? represents a monovalent cation. The first AES surfactant and the second AES surfactant can be present in the liquid surfactant composition at a weight ratio to provide the liquid surfactant composition with a fresh viscosity from about 350 centipoise (cPS) to about 550 cps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Bin Lin, Natalie Mast, Martina Seiler, Pamela Lam, John O. Hudson
  • Patent number: 10376456
    Abstract: The invention relates to aqueous, high active, self-preserving composition of mild surfactants which are used to create transparent liquid formulations with pH similar to skin's pH. More specifically, the composition comprise of sodium/potassium acyl isethionate of Formula I and mono potassium acyl glutamate of Formula II with solids content of at least 45 w/w, for personal care formulation that are ultra-mild, with skin pH and transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GALAXY SURFACTANT
    Inventors: Arpit Wankhade, Bhagyesh Jagannath Sawant, Pritesh Mhatre, Nirmal Koshti, Pooja Vaidya Kshirsagar, Ashwini Ballal, Anuradha Sharma, Kumar Raunak
  • Patent number: 10363203
    Abstract: A wet wipe useful for removing soot and other potentially dangerous carcinogens from skin surfaces is comprised of a primarily aqueous solution with additional ingredients effective in washing away, rather than embedding, soot and carcinogens in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DIAMOND WIPES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Evangeline Raguindin, Jimmy Wang, Denia Dy
  • Patent number: 10359237
    Abstract: A heat storage material composition, at least containing at least one organic compound selected from ethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and acetic acid, sodium acetate, and water, wherein a content of the water is 72.4 to 100 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the sodium acetate; an auxiliary heat source and a heat supply method, using the heat storage material composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimura, Masami Ikeda, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Tatsuya Minami
  • Patent number: 10358620
    Abstract: Provided are amine-neutralized anionic surfactants and their use in detergent formulations. The amine-neutralized anionic surfactants are of the formula I, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Vikram Prasad
  • Patent number: 10351800
    Abstract: Provided are amine-neutralized anionic surfactants and their use in detergent formulations. The amine-neutralized an ionic surfactants are of the formula I, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Vikram Prasad
  • Patent number: 10351748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nano molten salt heat transfer and heat storage medium, the method of preparation and the application, which belongs to the technical sector of heat storage and transfer. The nano molten salt heat transfer and heat storage medium of the invention means that the metal oxide nano-particles and/or non-metal oxide nano particles are dispersed in the conventional molten salt system to form the nano molten salt heat transfer and heat storage medium by composition. The heat transfer and heat storage medium provided by the invention has the good thermal stability and high thermal conductivity, which is ideally suited for industrial energy storage, thermal storage and transfer system of solar thermal power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ENESOON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ZhiYong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10344250
    Abstract: A liquid composition according to one embodiment of the present invention contains 0.0001 mol % to 40 mol % (Z)-1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1223Z) and 99.9999 mol % to 60 mol % (E)-1,2-dichloro-ethylene (t-DCE). The liquid composition has less influence on the global environment and azeotropic (or azeotrope-like) properties. There occurs practically no composition change even when the liquid composition is used in an open system or used for a long term. Further, it is less likely that there will occur a composition change even when the liquid composition is recovered by distillation. The liquid composition is thus suitably usable as a cleaning agent (solvent). In particular, the liquid composition of 90 mol % or less of t-DCE is classified as non-hazardous under the Fire Serves Act.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Hideaki Imura, Naoto Takada
  • Patent number: 10336928
    Abstract: New compositions, for example, corrosion inhibited compositions, and the like compositions and new methods of using such compositions are disclosed. Such compositions may be liquid solutions, for example, substantially without solid material formation and/or crystal formation, and may include different concentrations of organic acid components and/or different combinations of organic acid components relative to previous compositions. The present compositions may be used as antifreeze coolant compositions or formulations, for example, in the cooling systems of internal combustion engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Yu-Sen Chen, Dennis Kelly, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10336935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a foam-forming composition having good low temperature stability and method of use thereof for enhanced oil recovery. Said foam-forming composition comprises an anionic sulfonate surfactant, preferably an alpha-olefin sulfonate, a alkyl ether solvent, and water and is preferably stable to at least ?5 C. A preferred alkyl ether solvent has the formula C8H18O3, C8H16O3, or mixtures thereof. Preferred alpha-olefin sulfonate have 10 to 18 carbons, preferably 12 carbons. A preferred method for recovering oil from a reservoir comprises the periodic injection of gas and said foam-forming composition into the reservoir and contacting the oil in the reservoir with the foam so as to assist in the recovery of oil from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David L. Frattarelli, Sayeed Abbas, Troy E. Knight, Aaron W. Sanders, Christopher J. Tucker, Caroline Woelfle-Gupta
  • Patent number: 10328008
    Abstract: Provided are an internal olefin sulfonate composition which is capable of sufficiently enhancing foamability, foam dissipation property free from a slimy feeling during rinsing, and a feel after cleansing and subsequent drying, and a cleansing composition containing the same. The internal olefin sulfonate composition comprises (A) an internal olefin sulfonate having 16 carbon atoms and (B) an internal olefin sulfonate having 12 carbon atoms, in which a content mass ratio of the component (A) to the component (B), (A/B), is from 10/90 to 90/10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Yoshikawa, Yoshinori Mitsuda, Hiroshi Hori, Yasuhiro Doi, Yoshifumi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 10328005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising salt of acyl glutamate as primary surfactant or primary anionic surfactant and specific structurant polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Oreste Carnali, Hongjie Liu, Pravin Shah
  • Patent number: 10323213
    Abstract: The present application relates to a detergent with an improved cleaning performance, in particular on greasy stains, said detergent comprising a surfactant mixture containing amine oxide, alkylbenzene sulfonate, alkyl ether sulfate, and fatty alcohol ethoxylate. The invention also relates to the use of said detergent and to a method for improving the cleaning performance of a detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Eva-Maria Wikker