Patents by Inventor Daniel Thomas Piorkowski

Daniel Thomas Piorkowski has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11560534
    Abstract: Liquid laundry detergent compositions including a Diallyldialkylammonium Chloride (DADMAC) Acrylamide co-polymer, and a surfactant system comprising at least one non-ionic surfactant (NI) and at least one linear alkylbenzene sulfonate anionic surfactant (LAS) where the composition has a turbidity of about 50 NTUs or less. The NI is at least about 30 percent by weight of the surfactant system and the LAS is less than about 40 percent by weight of the surfactant system. The surfactant system can also include alcohol ethoxysulfate (AES).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11542460
    Abstract: A multi-chamber single dose pack includes a first water-soluble film, a second water-soluble film adhered to the first film, a first chamber and second chamber formed by the first film and the second film, a first detergent wash composition in the first chamber, a second detergent wash composition in the second chamber, a perforated tear line between the two chambers allowing separation of the two chambers by hand without opening either chamber, and a water-soluble adhesive disposed along an outward-facing portion of either or both of the first and second films. The water-soluble adhesive is configured to allow the attachment of at least one further chamber including a further wash composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, Narcisse N. Toussa
  • Patent number: 11535819
    Abstract: A unit dose detergent pack is disclosed. The unit dose detergent pack includes a pouch formed from a water-soluble film and a liquid detergent composition releasably disposed within the pouch. The liquid detergent composition includes an alkanolamine, an acid, a copolymer formed from first and second monomers with the first monomer being diallyldimethylammonium chloride (DADMAC), and an alkali metal sulfite or bisulfite. The copolymer and the alkali metal sulfite or bisulfite interact with at least one of the alkanolamine and the acid to reduce discoloration of the liquid detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andrew Neal Bernard, Wei Sun, Casey Elphege Camire, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11505766
    Abstract: Stable and clear liquid laundry detergent compositions having a DADMAC Acrylic Acid co-polymer, a surfactant system including alcohol ethoxysulfate anionic surfactant (AES) and at least one of a linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid anionic surfactant (LAS) and a non-ionic surfactant (NI), and an aqueous carrier. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition includes water in an amount of 30% to 80% by weight, a surfactant system in an amount of 8% to 35% by weight, and DADMAC Acrylic Acid co-polymer. The surfactant system may include: (1) at least about 40 wt % alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES), and (2) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or a non-ionic surfactant. The liquid compositions have a turbidity less than 50 NTUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11499120
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides liquid and unit dose laundry detergent compositions. Provided herein is a laundry detergent composition including: (a) at least one anionic surfactant, (b) at least one non-ionic surfactant, (c) at least one cationic cellulosic polymer, (d) at least one dye transfer inhibitor polymer, (e) at least one anti-redeposition polymer, and (f) water. The present disclosure also provides a unit dose laundry detergent product including: a water-soluble polymeric film; a detergent composition encapsulated by the water-soluble polymeric film, the detergent composition including: (a) at least one anionic surfactant, (b) at least one non-ionic surfactant, (c) at least one cationic cellulosic polymer, (d) at least one dye transfer inhibitor polymer, (e) at least one anti-redeposition polymer, and (g) water. Methods of making and using the disclosed laundry detergent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Alma D. Calderon, Wei Sun, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11485935
    Abstract: Liquid detergent compositions, single dose packs including the same, and methods of forming single dose packs are provided herein. In an embodiment, a liquid detergent composition includes an ionic surfactant, an alkoxylated linear fatty acid structurant, and, optionally, a particulate component. The structurant is solid at ambient temperature of about 21° C. and ambient pressure of about 100 kPa. The particulate component is different from the structurant. The detergent composition exhibits non-Newtonian fluid behavior at 24 hours following shear mixing cessation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, David S. Stott, II
  • Publication number: 20220333047
    Abstract: A multi-chamber single dose pack includes a first water-soluble film, a second water-soluble film adhered to the first film, a first chamber and second chamber formed by the first film and the second film, a first detergent wash composition in the first chamber, a second detergent wash composition in the second chamber, a perforated tear line between the two chambers allowing separation of the two chambers by hand without opening either chamber, and a water-soluble adhesive disposed along an outward-facing portion of either or both of the first and second films. The water-soluble adhesive is configured to allow the attachment of at least one further chamber including a further wash composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, Narcisse N. Toussa
  • Patent number: 11453842
    Abstract: A detergent composition includes a surfactant component including a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate in an amount of from about 10 to about 35 wt % actives, an alkoxylated alcohol in an amount of from about 10 to about 30 wt % actives, water in a total amount of from about 10 to about 27 wt %, sodium and/or potassium hydroxide in an amount of from about 2 to about 4 wt % actives, an acidic defoamer in an amount of from about 1 to about 10 wt % actives, and a filler in an amount of at least about 25 wt % actives. The filler includes (1) propylene glycol, (2) glycerin, and (3) high fructose corn syrup in a weight ratio of actives of about (0 to 0.5):(0 to 0.5):(0.5 to 0.95). The composition includes less than 5 wt % actives of an alcohol ethoxy sulfate and less than 0.1 wt % actives of monoethanolamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11447722
    Abstract: A detergent composition for improved textile softening and anti-redeposition includes a surfactant component, water, and a cationic polymer. The surfactant component includes (1) an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone that is ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide, (2) at least one non-ionic surfactant having an alkoxylated alcohol; and (3) at least one anionic surfactant having a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate. The surfactants (1), (2), and (3) are present in a weight ratio of actives of about (0 to 0.55):(0 to 0.55):(0.15 to 0.9), so long as at least two of (1), (2), and (3) are each present in an amount of greater than zero. Water is present in a total amount of from about 10 to about 85 weight percent while the cationic polymer is present in an amount of from about 0.05 to about 1 weight percent actives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11447727
    Abstract: A unit dose detergent pack includes a pouch made of a water-soluble film and a detergent composition encapsulated within the pouch, wherein the detergent composition includes a surfactant component including (1) an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone that is ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide, (2) at least one non-ionic surfactant having an alkoxylated alcohol, and (3) at least one anionic surfactant having a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate wherein (1), (2), and (3) are present in a weight ratio of actives of about (0 to 0.5):(0.05 to 0.9):(0 to 0.75). The detergent composition also includes water and a rheology control agent and has a viscosity of less than about 7,500 cps at 75° F. when diluted with additional water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11441100
    Abstract: An in-vitro opacified and structured detergent composition includes a surfactant component present in an amount of about 7 to about 50 weight percent actives and including (1) an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone that is ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide, (2) at least one non-ionic surfactant comprising an alkoxylated alcohol, and (3) at least one anionic surfactant comprising a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate. The detergent composition also includes water present in a total amount of from about 30 to about 90 weight percent, free fatty acids in a total amount from about 1 to 15 weight percent, a magnesium cation in a total amount of from 0.05 to 1 weight percent, and colloidal particles such as encapsulated fragrances. The composition has a yield point value of at least 0.075 Pa at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, Janet Coope-Epstein, Peter Schmiedel, Frank Meier
  • Patent number: 11427794
    Abstract: The present disclosure is in the fields of household and industrial cleaning, particularly in applications for cleaning laundry. In one aspect the present disclosure provides liquid unit dose detergent product, having: (a) a container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispensible film material; and (b) a liquid composition having: (i) at least one surfactant; (ii) at least one encapsulated fragrance; and (iii) a solvent system that includes at least one low density organic solvent having a density less than 1.0 g/mL and at least one high density organic solvent having a density greater than 1.0 g/mL; wherein the water-soluble or water-dispensible film material forms a container that entraps the liquid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Patent number: 11427786
    Abstract: A detergent composition includes a surfactant component present in an amount of from about 5 to about 70 weight percent actives based on a total weight of the composition, water present in an amount of from about 5 to about 90 weight percent based on a total weight of the composition, polyvinyl alcohol particles present in an amount of from about 0.1 to about 5 weight percent based on a total weight of the composition, and a functional material that is encapsulated in the polyvinyl alcohol particles and is chosen from enzymes, surfactants, functional polymers, and combinations thereof and present in an amount of from about 0.05 to about 2 weight percent actives based on a total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, Janet Coope-Epstein, Wei W. Sun
  • Patent number: 11414625
    Abstract: A surfactant composition includes a surfactant component including an alcohol ethoxy sulfate having a C8-C20 backbone ethoxylated with from about 1 to about 10 moles of ethylene oxide and is present in an amount of from about 20 to about 80 weight percent actives. The surfactant composition also includes water present in a total amount of about 10 to about 35 weight percent. The surfactant composition further includes an alkyl alcohol present in an amount of from about 3 to about 10 weight percent. The surfactant composition also includes a tertiary amine present in an amount of about 5 to about 30 weight percent actives based on a total weight of the surfactant composition and having three arms wherein each arm includes from about 1 to about 25 moles of ethylene oxide functionality. The surfactant composition has a viscosity of less than about 10,000 cps measured at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20220186143
    Abstract: A detergent composition includes: A. a co-polymer of diallyldimethylammonium chloride and acrylic acid in an amount of from about 0.05 to about 1 weight percent actives; B. sodium and/or potassium chloride in an amount of greater than about 0.5 up to about 5 weight percent actives; C. a surfactant component in an amount of from about 8 to about 30 weight percent actives and comprising: (1) an alcohol ethoxy sulfate in an amount of from about 0 to about 60 weight percent actives; (2) an alkoxylated alcohol in an amount of from about 0 to about 90 weight percent actives; (3) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate in an amount of from about 0 to about 90 weight percent actives; wherein at least two of said (1) alcohol ethoxy sulfate, said (2) alkoxylated alcohol, and said (3) linear alkylbenzene sulfonate are present in an amount of greater than zero; and D. water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventor: DANIEL THOMAS PIORKOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20220186146
    Abstract: Stable and clear liquid laundry detergent compositions having a DADMAC Acrylic Acid co-polymer, a surfactant system including alcohol ethoxysulfate anionic surfactant (AES) and at least one of a linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid anionic surfactant (LAS) and a non-ionic surfactant (NI), and an aqueous carrier. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition includes water in an amount of 30% to 80% by weight, a surfactant system in an amount of 8% to 35% by weight, and DADMAC Acrylic Acid co-polymer. The surfactant system may include: (1) at least about 40 wt % alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES), and (2) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or a non-ionic surfactant. The liquid compositions have a turbidity less than 50 NTUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20220186145
    Abstract: Liquid laundry detergent compositions including a Diallyldialkylammonium Chloride (DADMAC) Acrylamide co-polymer, and a surfactant system comprising at least one non-ionic surfactant (NI) and at least one linear alkylbenzene sulfonate anionic surfactant (LAS) where the composition has a turbidity of about 50 NTUs or less. The NI is at least about 30 percent by weight of the surfactant system and the LAS is less than about 40 percent by weight of the surfactant system. The surfactant system can also include alcohol ethoxysulfate (AES).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20220186144
    Abstract: A unit dose detergent product includes a unit dose pouch with a water soluble film, and a liquid detergent encapsulated in the unit dose pouch. The liquid detergent includes a soil release polymer, at least 10% by weight of an alkyl-ether sulfate, an alkoxylated polyamine, less than 30% by weight of water, and, optionally, a polyglycol. A mixture of 2 parts of the liquid detergent composition to 1 part water has a viscosity below 3,000 centipoise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Jennifer Diane Coletta, Sarah Anne Elliott, Jeff Michael Gardner, Kristen Marie Higgins, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, Napaporn Komesvarakul Slattery, Joseph D. Dahlmeyer, JR.
  • Patent number: 11345876
    Abstract: Disclosed are liquid fabric conditioner compositions, softening compositions, scent boosting compositions, and liquid laundry detergent compositions including color care additives. Also disclosed are methods of conditioning fabrics, softening fabrics, boosting scent in fabrics, and laundering fabrics using the disclosed compositions. The application also relates to unit dose packs including the disclosed compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski
  • Publication number: 20220135911
    Abstract: A method of making an opacified liquid detergent composition is disclosed. The method includes the steps of combining at least one anionic surfactant, a fatty acid, and water to form a mixture having a transparent optical appearance, then adding divalent cations to the mixture, and opacifying the mixture as the divalent cations interact with the fatty acid to form the opacified liquid detergent composition in the absence of a microplastic opacifier. The opacified liquid detergent composition having a turbidity value of greater than about 250 turbidity units (NTUs) measured utilizing a turbidity meter at about 24° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Piorkowski