Patents Examined by Necholus Ogden, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10577571
    Abstract: The invention discloses cleaning compositions which employ a synergistic combination of a ester solvent, preferably a fatty acid methyl ester in combination with one or more linear alkyl amines. The alkyl amines act as to remove and suspend organic oils which have been burnt or adhered to a surface with heat and may even be used alone as a soil removal agent. The cleaning compositions have particular use in cleaning of distillation towers associated with biofuel, and vegetable oil refining, but also find use in cleaning ovens, food cooking surfaces and even dry cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Nagel, Eric Victor Schmidt, Mark Levitt, Peter J. Fernholz
  • Patent number: 10570567
    Abstract: A softener composition for use in the manufacture of paper includes a softener and an acidic material, wherein the softener composition has a relative acidity (RA) value of more than 0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KEMIRA OYJ
    Inventors: Chen Lu, Clayton Campbell, Jenna Sue Rabideau
  • Patent number: 10557070
    Abstract: Heat transfer fluid concentrates include: a freezing point depressant, water, or a combination thereof; a carboxylate; an inorganic phosphate; an azole compound; calcium ions and/or magnesium ions; and a water-soluble polymer. Ready-to-use heat transfer fluids and methods for preventing corrosion in heat transfer systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PRESTONE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Aleksei Gershun, Peter M. Woyciesjes
  • Patent number: 10522981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical apparatus for generation, transmission, distribution and/or usage of electrical energy, comprising a housing enclosing an electrical apparatus interior space, at least a portion of which forms at least one insulation space having an electrical component and containing a surrounding insulation medium comprising an amount of carbon dioxide mco2. The insulation space is formed by at least one insulation space compartment, in which an adsorber for reducing or eliminating the amount of water mH2O and optionally further contaminants from the insulation medium is arranged. The amount of adsorber mads arranged in the at least one insulation space compartment complies with the formulae (I) and (II). m ads ? m H 2 ? O k ads , H 2 ? O ( I ) m ads ? 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Denis Tehlar, Navid Mahdizadeh, Thomas Alfred Paul
  • Patent number: 10519400
    Abstract: Detergent compositions and more specifically, to low pH detergent compositions comprising sulfated surfactants, organic acid, and polyamine compounds. Methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Ann Delaney, James William Holder
  • Patent number: 10510364
    Abstract: Devices that include a near field transducer (NFT) including a crystalline plasmonic material having crystal grains and grain boundaries; and nanoparticles disposed in the crystal grains, on the grain boundaries, or some combination thereof, wherein the nanoparticles are oxides of, lanthanum (La), barium (Ba), strontium (Sr), erbium (Er), hafnium (Hf), germanium (Ge), or combinations thereof; nitrides of zirconium (Zr), niobium (Nb), or combinations thereof; or carbides of silicon (Si), aluminum (Al), boron (B), zirconium (Zr), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), niobium (Nb), or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Tong Zhao, Justin Brons, Steven C. Riemer, Michael C. Kautzky, Xiaoyue Huang, Sarbeswar Sahoo
  • Patent number: 10479964
    Abstract: A self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. In some embodiments, the self-adhering cleaning block includes a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface, where the material composition of the block may be essentially uniform, and where the material composition of the block may further comprise a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component. In addition, a cleaning article including a self-adhering cleaning block is disclosed. Moreover, a method is disclosed. In certain examples the method comprises mixing a non-ionic surfactant and a liquid component to form an essentially uniform cleaning composition, and then extruding, pressing or casting the cleaning composition to form a cleaning block having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a handle extending out from a part of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Cory J. Nelson, Ronald H. Spang, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10479962
    Abstract: Solid compositions for use in textile treatment, each comprising, based on the total weight of the solid composition, a total amount of each of —30% to 70% by weight of at least one peroxide compound, —10% to 20% by weight of at least one organic bleach activator, —5% to 50% by weight of hydrogencarbonate, calculated as sodium hydrogencarbonate, —0% to 5% by weight of surfactant, where the total amount of organic compound in the solid composition is 10% to 50% by weight, preferably 20% to 35% by weight, are thermally stable and can be stored reliably. They are suitable as an additive to conventional textile treatment compositions, especially to liquid washing compositions, and can be provided as a portion encased with a water-soluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Patrick Bueth, Sheila Edwards, Frank Meier
  • Patent number: 10465950
    Abstract: This invention relates to using a guanidinium-based ionic liquid as an absorbent material in an absorption chiller. The invention provides an absorption chiller comprising a mixture of a refrigerant and an absorbent, and the absorbent is a guanidinium-based ionic liquid. A preferred refrigerant is water. This invention also provides a method for synthesizing N,N,N?,N?,N?,N?-hexamethylguanidinium acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amirhossein Mehrkesh, Stefan Maat, George G. Tamas
  • Patent number: 10463888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition suitable as a shampoo or hair conditioner, comprising at least one surfactant, at least one cationic polymer, ethoxylated fatty acid glycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerol esters, trimethylpropane EO/PO trioleate, NaCl and water. The present invention further relates to an intermediate suitable for preparing said composition, comprising ethoxylated fatty acid glycerides, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerol esters and trimethylpropane EO/PO trioleate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Werner Mauer, Werner Seipel, Hans-Martin Haake, Sybille Cornelsen, Guadalupe Pellon, Birgit Glasmacher, Helga Gondek
  • Patent number: 10465148
    Abstract: Methods and systems to manufacture a soap bar comprising post-brew coffee particles are disclosed. A soap bar may comprise multiple post-brew coffee ground particle sizes to take advantage of the benefits associated with each size. For example, the soap bar may comprise espresso grinds (0.20 mm), regular grinds (1.0 mm), and/or coarse grinds (1.5 mm). A saponified fat base, e.g., a milk soap base, a plant oil base, and/or an animal fat base may be obtained and heated to a consistency. Collected post-brew coffee grounds may then be added. The coffee grounds may be anywhere from 1% to 65% of the total weight of the final product, depending on the desired soap quality. The final soap product may comprise coffee ground positive and coffee ground negative layers or portion, or the coffee grounds may be evenly dispersed throughout the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Guerino
  • Patent number: 10450537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid concentrate composition comprising: (a) from 5% to 25% by weight of zinc pyrithione (ZPT); (b) from 8% to 85% by weight of at least one surfactant, preferably, wherein the solid concentrate composition has a penetration hardness of between 20 N and 50 N according to the test method as disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Charlie Reyes Salvador, Chunpeng Jiang, Yanan Sun, Zhe Liu, Gbenga Segun Showole, Anurag Makrandi, Raul Songco Nicdao
  • 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: 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: 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: 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