Patents by Inventor Loretta G. Lynch

Loretta G. Lynch 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).

  • Publication number: 20220145133
    Abstract: Water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion compositions having freeze-thaw stability are provided which include water, at least one hydrocarbon solvent, at least one nonionic emulsifier, and at least one freeze-thaw stabilizer which either prevents breaking of the emulsion after a freeze-thaw cycle or enables the emulsion to be re-formed following breaking after a freeze-thaw cycle by simple shaking of the emulsion composition. Preferred freeze-thaw stabilizers are polyols (e.g., glycerin), sugars (e.g., sucrose), polar aprotic solvents (e.g., dimethyl sulfoxide) and amphoteric compounds (e.g., lauryl dimethyl amine oxide). The freeze-thaw stabilizers are particularly useful in furniture care, shoe care and auto care cleaning and/or polishing products including therein water, hydrocarbon solvent(s), nonionic emulsifier(s) and additives, such as film former(s), surfactant(s), fragrance component(s) and preservative(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bing Li, Christie M. Mueller, Loretta G. Lynch, Becca B. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20190144712
    Abstract: Water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion compositions having freeze-thaw stability are provided which include water, at least one hydrocarbon solvent, at least one nonionic emulsifier, and at least one freeze-thaw stabilizer which either prevents breaking of the emulsion after a freeze-thaw cycle or enables the emulsion to be re-formed following breaking after a freeze-thaw cycle by simple shaking of the emulsion composition. Preferred freeze-thaw stabilizers are polyols (e.g., glycerin), sugars (e.g., sucrose), polar aprotic solvents (e.g., dimethyl sulfoxide) and amphoteric compounds (e.g., lauryl dimethyl amine oxide). The freeze-thaw stabilizers are particularly useful in furniture care, shoe care and auto care cleaning and/or polishing products including therein water, hydrocarbon solvent(s), nonionic emulsifier(s) and additives, such as film former(s), surfactant(s), fragrance component(s) and preservative(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Bing Li, Christie M. Mueller, Loretta G. Lynch, Becca B. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20180148667
    Abstract: Hard surface, in particular glass, cleaners having an ease in wipe-out while providing good cleaning with a streak-free, glossy shine are described. The cleaner includes at least one fluorosurfactant including a fluorinated functional group with 2 to 6 carbon atoms, and a hydrophilic moiety; at least one non-fluorinated surfactant; a combination of solvents; a combination of cleaning agents; and water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen M. Merritt, Loretta G. Lynch
  • Patent number: 8476214
    Abstract: A multi-functional hard surface treating composition is described which includes (1) a surfactant system including at least two surfactants and (2) at least one alkylene glycol alkyl ether. The at least two surfactants include an anionic surfactant and either a polymer surfactant or a nonionic surfactant. The surfactant system and alkylene glycol alkyl ether have a synergistic effect to provide anti-fogging, anti-streaking, and cleaning benefits to a hard surface treated with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Loretta G. Lynch, Sandra J. Demant, Jacqueline V. Lepow, Anne T. Maghasi
  • Publication number: 20110098206
    Abstract: A multi-functional hard surface treating composition is described which includes (1) a surfactant system including at least two surfactants and (2) at least one alkylene glycol alkyl ether. The at least two surfactants include an anionic surfactant and either a polymer surfactant or a nonionic surfactant. The surfactant system and alkylene glycol alkyl ether have a synergistic effect to provide anti-fogging, anti-streaking, and cleaning benefits to a hard surface treated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Loretta G. Lynch, Sandra J. Demant, Jacqueline V. Lepow, Anne T. Maghasi
  • Patent number: 7594294
    Abstract: A cleaning implement is disclosed which is of the all-in-one type. It has a substrate structure that delivers impregnated cleaning liquid to the window being cleaned, a squeegee to drive used cleaning liquid off the window, and an absorbent to collect the used liquid. A single block of substrate structure can provide the applicator, scrubbing, and collecting functions, as well as filter and reprocess used cleaning liquid for further use. The substrate may be replaced separately from the squeegee, or may be replaced as a unit with the squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Billig, Stuart M. Leslie, Steven A. Zach, Jose de Jesus Castillo Higareda, Loretta G. Lynch, Jacqueline V. Lepow, Charles A. Curtiss, David Mallard
  • Publication number: 20080289128
    Abstract: A cleaning implement is disclosed which is of the all-in-one type. It has a substrate structure that delivers impregnated cleaning liquid to the window being cleaned, a squeegee to drive used cleaning liquid off the window, and an absorbent to collect the used liquid. A single block of substrate structure can provide the applicator, scrubbing, and collecting functions, as well as filter and reprocess used cleaning liquid for further use. The substrate may be replaced separately from the squeegee, or may be replaced as a unit with the squeegee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Jason C. Billig, Stuart M. Leslie, Steven A. Zach, Jose De Jesus Castillo Higareda, Loretta G. Lynch, Jacqueline V. Lepow, Charles A. Curtiss, David Mallard
  • Patent number: 7314852
    Abstract: A glass cleaning composition is disclosed for removing soils and dirt from glass surfaces without leaving a visible streak. The cleaning composition contains an ethylene glycol ether, an N-alkyl pyrrolidone, a surfactant, and water. Optionally the composition can also include a co-solvent, a pH adjusting agent, a dye, a fragrance, and other ingredients that enhances the performance and elegance of the composition. The composition make use of a synergetic effect of combining the ethylene glycol ether, N-alkyl pyrrolidone and surfactant to improve the soil removal performance of the composition while remaining substantially streak-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald W. Cummings, Frank J. Steer, Francis J. Randall, Loretta G. Lynch
  • Patent number: 7124962
    Abstract: A sprayer is disclosed that may be attached to a garden hose for cleaning exterior surfaces such as windows. By turning a flow selector in a single direction tap water from the hose first flows through the sprayer to rinse the surface to be cleaned. The flow selector can then be set to spray a mixture of cleaner (e.g., one or more surfactants) and surface modifier (e.g., one or more polymers) and water on the surface. The flow selector can then be set to an off position to allow for scrubbing of the surface with a scrubbing tool. The flow selector can then be set to rinse the surface with untreated water, and the flow selector can be turned further to rinse the surface with filtered tap water produced by a filter in the sprayer. Also disclosed are unitary cartridges providing a combined replacement of the cleaning surfactant and a filtering system for deionizing the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Fryan, Peter M. Neumann, Evan A. Sparks, Kevin L. Askling, Loretta G. Lynch
  • Patent number: D590115
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Zach, Jose de Jesus Castillo Higareda, Loretta G. Lynch, Jacqueline V. Lepow, Douglas A. Soller