Patents by Inventor Maria Ochomogo

Maria Ochomogo 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: 10413148
    Abstract: Cleaning articles including a heat engine incorporated therein. The cleaning article may include a substrate (e.g., a non-woven wipe) including one or more layers. The heat engine may be in the wipe or pad, and includes a reactive metal composition which upon contact with a salt water (e.g., saline) composition, reacts to produce heat. The cleaning article may thus produce water vapor and/or steam upon activation of the heat engine. A venting structure may be provided adjacent to or surrounding the heat engine that includes an impermeable material (e.g., impermeable to water and/or air or other gas), which includes one or more vents through the impermeable material. The venting structure directs water vapor and/or steam to a desired face of the cleaning article, away from the user. A heat barrier layer may insulate a user's hand from the generated heat, and/or a handle may be attachable to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: William R. Ouellette, Kerry Azelton, Brian Lin, Vismadeb Mazumder, Maria Ochomogo, Bryan K. Parrish, Michael J. Petrin, Richard J. Uriarte
  • Publication number: 20180271134
    Abstract: Packaged emulsified food compositions (e.g., salad dressings including an oil/water emulsion) including a probiotic, which may be included therein, without requiring heating during packaging, and without requiring refrigeration for long term shelf stability. The probiotic may be sporeforming. In an embodiment the probiotic comprises spores which do not germinate until ingested by a consumer (e.g., such that the spores germinate in the intestinal tract of the consumer). The probiotic may comprise Bacillus coagulans spores, which may be added to the emulsion following addition of an acid. The salad dressing or other food composition advantageously can be cold packed, requiring no heating during manufacture, and no refrigeration after packaging, all while providing stability of 1 year or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vidya Ananth, Maria Ochomogo, Hubert Chan
  • Publication number: 20180042441
    Abstract: Cleaning articles including a heat engine incorporated therein. The cleaning article may include a substrate (e.g., a non-woven wipe) including one or more layers. The heat engine may be in the wipe or pad, and includes a reactive metal composition which upon contact with a salt water (e.g., saline) composition, reacts to produce heat. The cleaning article may thus produce water vapor and/or steam upon activation of the heat engine. A venting structure may be provided adjacent to or surrounding the heat engine that includes an impermeable material (e.g., impermeable to water and/or air or other gas), which includes one or more vents through the impermeable material. The venting structure directs water vapor and/or steam to a desired face of the cleaning article, away from the user. A heat barrier layer may insulate a user's hand from the generated heat, and/or a handle may be attachable to the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: WILLIAM R. OUELLETTE, KERRY AZELTON, BRIAN LIN, VISMADEB MAZUMDER, MARIA OCHOMOGO, BRYAN K. PARRISH, MICHAEL J. PETRIN, RICHARD J. URIARTE
  • Patent number: 9826878
    Abstract: Cleaning articles including a heat engine incorporated therein. The cleaning article may include a substrate (e.g., a non-woven wipe) including one or more layers. The heat engine may be in the wipe or pad, and includes a reactive metal composition which upon contact with a salt water (e.g., saline) composition, reacts to produce heat. The cleaning article may thus produce water vapor and/or steam upon activation of the heat engine. A venting structure may be provided adjacent to or surrounding the heat engine that includes an impermeable material (e.g., impermeable to water and/or air or other gas), which includes one or more vents through the impermeable material. The venting structure directs water vapor and/or steam to a desired face of the cleaning article, away from the user. A heat barrier layer may insulate a user's hand from the generated heat, and/or a handle may be attachable to the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: William R. Ouellette, Kerry Azelton, Brian Lin, Vismadeb Mazumder, Maria Ochomogo, Bryan K. Parrish, Michael J. Petrin, Richard J. Uriarte
  • Publication number: 20160270622
    Abstract: Cleaning articles including a heat engine incorporated therein. The cleaning article may include a substrate (e.g., a non-woven wipe) including one or more layers. The heat engine may be in the wipe or pad, and includes a reactive metal composition which upon contact with a salt water (e.g., saline) composition, reacts to produce heat. The cleaning article may thus produce water vapor and/or steam upon activation of the heat engine. A venting structure may be provided adjacent to or surrounding the heat engine that includes an impermeable material (e.g., impermeable to water and/or air or other gas), which includes one or more vents through the impermeable material. The venting structure directs water vapor and/or steam to a desired face of the cleaning article, away from the user. A heat barrier layer may insulate a user's hand from the generated heat, and/or a handle may be attachable to the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Applicant: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: WILLIAM R. OUELLETTE, KERRY AZELTON, BRIAN LIN, VISMADEB MAZUMDER, MARIA OCHOMOGO, BRYAN K. PARRISH, MICHAEL J. PETRIN, RICHARD URIARTE
  • Patent number: 8809250
    Abstract: A water soluble strip that includes a carrier film that include water soluble polymer, one or more actives and one or more agents such as heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator. The water soluble strip can optionally include other additives. The actives includes antimicrobial agent, cleaning agent and/or surfactant. The water soluble strip can include other materials. The heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator, when used, are designed facilitate in degrading or dissolving the water soluble strip and/or increase the activity of the one or more actives. The water soluble film can be used for a variety of applications such as a hard surface cleaning strip, dishwashing strip, laundry cleaning strip, stop removing strip, drain unclogging strip, toilet bowl cleaning strip and the like. The water soluble strip eliminates the need to purchase and store numerous containers and/or heavy containers of cleaner that take up large amounts of shelf space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Bryan Parrish, Inderjeet K. Ajmani, Maria Ochomogo, Bernard Hill, Aram Garabedian, Jr., Janiece Hope, Michael Kinsinger, Mona Marie Knock, Rashda Khokhar Khan
  • Publication number: 20130064954
    Abstract: Food nanoemulsion compositions comprising a food safe nonionic surfactant, a hydrophobic food flavorant (e.g., an essential oil), a sugar alcohol kosmotrope, and water. The ratio of the sugar alcohol kosmotrope to the hydrophobic food flavorant is at least 8:1 by weight, and the composition advantageously requires little if any monohydric alcohols for stability and is also free of polyols in addition to the sugar alcohol. Such nanoemulsion compositions are formed from microemulsion concentrates with little or no kinetic energy input. The microemulsion phase inverts to the nanoemulsion upon dilution with additional water. Infinite dilution in water and oil is possible. The high ratio of sugar alcohol to flavorant controls the particle size distribution of the nanoemulsion composition and advantageously alters the organoleptic properties of the nanoemulsion to insert perception of the flavorant near the end of the palatal response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Maria Ochomogo, Ritu Garg, Edith Ramos da Conceicao Neta, Yuming Yang, Lachelle Arnt, Adelmo Monsalve-Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20120258901
    Abstract: A water soluble strip that includes a carrier film that include water soluble polymer, one or more actives and one or more agents such as heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator. The water soluble strip can optionally include other additives. The actives includes antimicrobial agent, cleaning agent and/or surfactant. The water soluble strip can include other materials. The heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator, when used, are designed facilitate in degrading or dissolving the water soluble strip and/or increase the activity of the one or more actives. The water soluble film can be used for a variety of applications such as a hard surface cleaning strip, dishwashing strip, laundry cleaning strip, stop removing strip, drain unclogging strip, toilet bowl cleaning strip and the like. The water soluble strip eliminates the need to purchase and store numerous containers and/or heavy containers of cleaner that take up large amounts of shelf space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Bryan Parrish, Inderjeet K. Ajmani, Maria Ochomogo, Bernard Hill, Aram Garabedian, Janiece Hope, Michael Kinsinger, Mona Marie Knock, Rashda Khokhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8232238
    Abstract: A water soluble strip that includes a carrier film that include water soluble polymer, one or more actives and one or more agents such as heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator. The water soluble strip can optionally include other additives. The actives includes antimicrobial agent, cleaning agent and/or surfactant. The water soluble strip can include other materials. The heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator, when used, are designed facilitate in degrading or dissolving the water soluble strip and/or increase the activity of the one or more actives. The water soluble film can be used for a variety of applications such as a hard surface cleaning strip, dishwashing strip, laundry cleaning strip, stop removing strip, drain unclogging strip, toilet bowl cleaning strip and the like. The water soluble strip eliminates the need to purchase and store numerous containers and/or heavy containers of cleaner that take up large amounts of shelf space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Maria Ochomogo, Nancy Falk, Aram Garabedian, Jessica Diaz, Kaj Johnson
  • Patent number: 8088723
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of ingredients contains a polyaluminum compound and surfactant. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of solvent. The cleaning composition optionally comprises a group selected from the group consisting of a dye, a builder, a fatty acid, a colorant, a preservative, a chelating agent, a colloidal silica and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Scott Cumberland, Maria Ochomogo
  • Publication number: 20110301070
    Abstract: A water soluble strip that includes a carrier film that include water soluble polymer, one or more actives and one or more agents such as heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator. The water soluble strip can optionally include other additives. The actives includes antimicrobial agent, cleaning agent and/or surfactant. The water soluble strip can include other materials. The heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator, when used, are designed facilitate in degrading or dissolving the water soluble strip and/or increase the activity of the one or more actives. The water soluble film can be used for a variety of applications such as a hard surface cleaning strip, dishwashing strip, laundry cleaning strip, stop removing strip, drain unclogging strip, toilet bowl cleaning strip and the like. The water soluble strip eliminates the need to purchase and store numerous containers and/or heavy containers of cleaner that take up large amounts of shelf space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Maria Ochomogo, Nancy Falk
  • Publication number: 20100113320
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of ingredients contains a polyaluminum compound and surfactant. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of solvent. The cleaning composition optionally comprises a group selected from the group consisting of a dye, a builder, a fatty acid, a colorant, a preservative, a chelating agent, a colloidal silica and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Scott Cumberland, Maria Ochomogo
  • Patent number: 7637271
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of ingredients contains a polyaluminum compound and surfactant. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of solvent. The cleaning composition optionally comprises a comprises a group selected from the group consisting of a dye, a builder, a fatty acid, a colorant, a preservative, a chelating agent, a colloidal silica and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Scott Cumberland, Maria Ochomogo
  • Publication number: 20090318321
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside and a solvent selected from the group consisting of ethanol, sorbitol, glycerol, propylene glycol, 1,3-propanediol and mixtures thereof. The cleaning composition optionally contains fragrance or essential oil. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of buffer, such as a natural inorganic buffer. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventors: Ryan K. Hood, Aram Garabedian, Thomas W. Kaaret, Maria Ochomogo
  • Publication number: 20090196972
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a food emulsion composition, in the form of a nanoemulsion, comprising a food safe nonionic surfactant, alcohol co-solvent and an essential oil. The food emulsion composition can be used for a wide variety of food and beverage compositions, including but not limited to, dressings, marinades, sauces, condiments, beverages and the like. The encapsulated nanoemulsion flavorant compositions are beneficial because they make flavorants appear comparable with other compositions with twice the amount of flavorants which are non-encapsulated in an nanoemulsion. In addition, the nanoemulsion compositions better stability and show less signs of oxidation over time at room temperature than non-encapsulated formulations. Less oxidation and better stability results in lesser appearance of rancid aromas and bitter flavors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Adelmo Monsalve-Gonzalez, Maria Ochomogo
  • Patent number: 7527060
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside and ethanol. The cleaning composition optionally contains glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally contains essential oil. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of buffer, such as a natural inorganic buffer. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Ryan K. Hood, Aram Garabedian, Thomas W. Kaaret, Maria Ochomogo
  • Patent number: 7521413
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside, solvent and colloidal silica. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Maria Ochomogo, Aram Garabedian, Ryan K. Hood, Thomas W. Kaaret, Laura Shimmin
  • Publication number: 20090087468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semi-rigid gel article which contains an antibacterial agent and can be used for disinfecting and/or cleaning a surface. More particularly, the article comprises water, a gelling agent, an antibacterial agent and wherein the article is capable of disinfecting a surface by contacting the surface with the article, rupturing the article by application of pressure and spreading the article on the surface to deliver the antimicrobial agent. The article is suitable to disinfect and/or clean an inanimate or animate surface with or without water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Serena Stephenson, Nikita R. Manalo, Marc Privitera, David Lestage, Maria Ochomogo, Gregory M. Glenn
  • Publication number: 20090023620
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside, solvent and colloidal silica. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: MARIA OCHOMOGO, ARAM GARABEDIAN, RYAN K. HOOD, THOMAS W. KAARET, LAURA SHIMMIN
  • Publication number: 20080318831
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside and ethanol. The cleaning composition optionally contains glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally contains essential oil. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of buffer, such as a natural inorganic buffer. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Inventors: Ryan K. Hood, Aram Garabedian, Thomas W. Kaaret, Maria Ochomogo