Patents Examined by Necholus Ogden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10322076
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions which comprise salt of acyl glutamate as primary surfactant or primary anionic surfactant and which compositions are clear, low pH isotropic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Oreste Carnali, Pravin Shah, Hongjie Liu, Rajendra Mohanlal Dave
  • Patent number: 10316151
    Abstract: In an example, a thermal interface material includes a polymeric phase-change material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy C. Mauldin
  • Patent number: 10308855
    Abstract: There are herein described phase change materials containing sodium acetate trihydrate having improved homogeneity, a process for the preparation of said materials, and their utility in phase change systems. More particularly, the present invention relates to the use of phase change compositions comprising sodium acetate trihydrate, at least one alkali soluble polymer for inhibition of sodium acetate anhydrous crystal formation in sodium acetate trihydrate containing phase change materials, and at least one sodium acetate trihydrate nucleation promoter, and, if a lower phase change temperature is required, at least one melting point depressing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sunamp Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Bissell, David Oliver, Colin Richard Pulham
  • Patent number: 10287531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to free flowing, solid, high active alkyl ether sulfates and process for manufacturing such solid alkyl ether sulfates at processing temperature of 80° C. and above on an industrial scale. The solid alkyl ether sulfates have improved flow properties, improved appearance, and improved solubility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Sagar Anil Trailokya, Shantaram Jagannath Kadam, Dhananjay Chandrakant Tambe, Nithyanandan Chenniappan, Sesha Samba Murty Garikiparthy
  • Patent number: 10287533
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing cleaning composition including a dispersant polymer and a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer wherein the composition leaves glass after being washed with the composition in an automatic dishwasher with a contact angle with deionised water of less than about 50° and wherein the surface-modification surface-substantive polymer has a rivulet forming effect on water drainage from glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathalie Sophie Letzelter, Glenn Steven Ward, Stefano Scialla, James Elliot Goodwin, Frank Hulskotter, Martin Ruebenacker, Aaron Flores-Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10278551
    Abstract: A multi-part skin care bar and methods of using the same are disclosed. The multi-part skin care bar may be formed by selectively coupling a first portion from a plurality of first portions with a second portion from a plurality of second portions. For example, a first engagement portion of a respective first portion may be engaged with a second engagement portion of a respective second portion to couple the first portion to the second portion. In some examples, the first engagement portion may include a first projection and a first receiving hole, the second engagement portion may include a second projection and a second receiving hole, the first projection may be configured to be inserted into the second receiving hole, and the second projection may be configured to be inserted into the first receiving hole in order to couple a respective first portion to a respective second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: David L. J. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10266791
    Abstract: Detergent compositions with improved sudsing profile, which are particularly suitable for hand-washing fabrics and dishware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ming Tang, Qing Chen, Wenting Liu, Shuo Li
  • Patent number: 10260028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for making soap bar compositions comprising bar matrix comprising predominantly long chain length soap and interspersed regions 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 used, they form observable kappa phase pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Rafael Astolfi, Jorge Luiz Basso, Sergio Roberto Leopoldino, Luiz Felipe Costa Vidigal, Venugopal Vijayakrishnan, Yuriy Konstantinovich Yarovoy
  • Patent number: 10238239
    Abstract: An illuminating soap module includes a shell defining a cavity for holding liquid soap. The shell may include one or more openings. The one or more openings may include a dispenser, a plug, a light module, and combinations thereof. The illuminating soap module is configured to illuminate upon a triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Lee Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 10196587
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleansing composition for skin or hair which can provide a good durability of foam and rinse feel, give good combability and softness from during rinsing to after drying while imparting manageability to hair when the cleansing composition is applied to hair, and give good moist feeling to skin when the cleansing composition is applied to skin. The cleansing composition for skin or hair is a cleansing composition comprising an internal olefin sulfonate (A) having 12 or more and 24 or less carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Doi
  • Patent number: 10188589
    Abstract: Described are personal care compositions, comprising an anionic surfactant, and a polyurea shell encapsulating a hydrophobic active, wherein the polyurea shell has at least one covalently attached cationic polymer, selected from the group consisting of quaternary amines and cationic biopolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Debanjan Das, Dale Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10184075
    Abstract: There is herein described a phase change material (PCM) for use in energy storage systems. More particularly, there is described a phase change material comprising Strontium Bromide and a Metal Halide that is optimal to storing heat in about the 76° C. to 88° C. temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sunamp Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Bissell, Colin Pulham, David Oliver
  • Patent number: 10179101
    Abstract: A composition for topical application in the auditory canal is provided. The composition includes 5% to 40% by weight on the total weight of the composition of an ester of vitamin E with a carboxylic acid of formula R—COOH, in which R is an alkyl radical having from 1 to 19 carbon atoms, or an alkenyl or alkynyl radical having from 2 to 19 carbon atoms, and an oily vehicle selected from the group of hydrogenated polyisobutene, hydrogenated polydecene and mixtures of hydrogenated polyisobutene and/or hydrogenated polydecene with hydrogenated polyolefins, in particular hydrogenated C6-C14 hydrogenated polyolefins, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, and mixtures thereof. The composition can be used to remove earwax from the auditory canal as well as to normalize the epithelium of the auditory canal in cases of friction stress in individuals wearing hearing aids or in individuals using earplugs as hearing protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BIO.LO.GA. S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ermelinda Zeccardo, Claudio Vicini, Giorgio Panin
  • Patent number: 10159633
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention to solve the problem is to provide a hair cleansing composition that can provide the feeling in use and a stable appearance. The hair cleansing composition comprises: 14 to 35% by mass of a sugar and/or a sugar alcohol; 5 to 20% by mass of an anionic surfactant, 50% or more of the anionic surfactant being an N-acyl-N-methyl taurate and/or an N-acyl-glutamate; 5 to 20% by mass of an alkamidopropyl betaine and/or an alkyl betaine; 0.05 to 1% by mass of a cationic polymer; and 0.01 to 1.5% by mass of an inorganic salt; wherein the hair cleansing composition has a viscosity of 800 to 20000 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Keita Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10125297
    Abstract: Methods for producing a dimensionally stable phase change material (PCM), and dimensionally stable PCMs are disclosed. The methods include providing a porous base material, mixing a phase change material having a polar functional group with a substance that increases the polar attraction of the phase change material for the porous base material to form a mixture thereof; and, thereafter, mixing the mixture with the porous base material until a selected saturation of phase change material in the porous base material is reached. The methods may include filtering the porous base material after the selected saturation is reached to form a cake of dimensionally stable PCM and, thereafter, reducing the size of the dimensionally stable PCM to an average mean particle size of about 10 to about 50 ?m, or more preferably 20 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microtek Laboratories, INC.
    Inventors: Carl M. Lentz, Teresa T. Virgallito, Jerry K. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10119100
    Abstract: A laundry detergent composition including an alkyl isethionate and a de-foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Honest Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Ewell, Carolyn Shawn Murphy, Bradley J. Barron, Christopher Gavigan
  • Patent number: 10119058
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat transfer fluid additive composition comprising: greater than or equal to 10 weight percent (wt %) of a carboxylic acid, based on the total weight of the composition; an azole compound; and a base, wherein the base is present in an amount sufficient to obtain a pH 8-10.5 when diluted by 50 volume % with water. The heat transfer fluid additive composition can be combined with other components to form a heat transfer fluid. The heat transfer fluid can be used in a heat transfer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Prestone Products Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Aleksei Gershun, Peter M. Woyciesjes
  • Patent number: 10113142
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a method and apparatus for making soap. According to one embodiment, a soap making apparatus comprises a water vessel that holds water, an oil vessel that holds an oil mixture, a lye container that accepts enclosed lye capsules and a microcontroller that controls a mixture of ingredients that is discharged from the water vessel, oil vessel and lye vessel to produce one or more soap bars made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DESIGNED BY M.E., LLC
    Inventors: Chérie Liana Schaible, Tami Deanna Lamp, Stephen John Gaynes
  • Patent number: 10109388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid composition for electrical insulation including a dielectric fluid and an additive, the additive being dissolved in the dielectric fluid and having a 1st excitation energy which is lower than the 1st excitation energy of the dielectric fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Mikael Unge, Santanu Singha, Oystein Hestad, Stian Ingebrigtsen, Hans-Sverre Smalo, Per-Olof Astrand, Lars Lundgaard, Dag Linhjell
  • Patent number: 10093842
    Abstract: A moldable mass contains graphite and a phase change material (PCM). The moldable mass further contains a binder and microcapsules having the PCM. A process produces a molding from the moldable mass, and the molding is used to produce various products such as cooling elements, battery temperature control elements, cooling elements for vehicle cabins, electronic components, and motors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SGL Carbon SE
    Inventors: Dieter Kompalik, Sebastian Goepfert