Patents by Inventor Phillip J. Neumiller

Phillip J. Neumiller 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: 6740626
    Abstract: An acidic cleaning formulation containing a surface modification agent selected from a group consisting of a hydrolyzed trialkoxysilane or a hydrolyzable quaternary silane and a surfactant is disclosed. The cleaning formulation is stable, provides excellent cleaning efficacy and deposits a silane coating on the surfaces to which it is applied to leave a protective coating thereon. Also, disclosed is a method for applying the cleaning formulation to hard surfaces covered by water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Publication number: 20030109395
    Abstract: An acidic cleaning formulation containing a surface modification agent selected from a group consisting of a hydrolyzed trialkoxysilane or a hydrolyzable quaternary silane and a surfactant is disclosed. The cleaning formulation is stable, provides excellent cleaning efficacy and deposits a silane coating on the surfaces to which it is applied to leave a protective coating thereon. Also, disclosed is a method for applying the cleaning formulation to hard surfaces covered by water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 1996
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: PHILLIP J NEUMILLER
  • Patent number: 5910475
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for removing kinetically inert high oxidation state metal coordination complex stains, lime scale, soap scum, soil, grease, and biofilm deposits from ceramic surfaces, such as porcelain and glass, and other hard surfaces. The composition includes an acid component; a reducing component; a surfactant system component; and a complexing system component. In one aspect, the cleaning composition includes sulfamic acid, in an amount between about 20 and about 80 weight percent of the composition; isoascorbic acid, in an amount between about 0.1 and about 20 weight percent of the composition, for reducing kinetically inert high oxidation state metal coordination complex stains; a non-interfering surfactant system; and a complexing system comprising ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and citric acid, the ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid comprising between about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Neumiller, Wayne M. Rees
  • Patent number: 5895781
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for removing kinetically inert high oxidation state metal coordination complex stains, lime scale, soap scum, soil, grease, and biofilm deposits from ceramic surfaces, such as porcelain and glass, and other hard surfaces. The composition includes an acid component; a reducing component; a surfactant system component; and a complexing system component. In one aspect, the cleaning composition includes sulfamic acid, in an amount between about 20 and about 80 weight percent of the composition; isoascorbic acid, in an amount between about 0.1 and about 20 weight percent of the composition, for reducing kinetically inert high oxidation state metal coordination complex stains; a non-interfering surfactant system; and a complexing system comprising ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and citric acid, the ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid comprising between about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Neumiller, Wayne M. Rees
  • Patent number: 5849681
    Abstract: An aqueous glass cleaning composition with optimal anti-streaking properties contains a nonvolatile organic ether having the formulaR.sub.1 --O--R.sub.2wherein R.sub.1 is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.8 linear, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl optionally substituted with --OH, and R.sub.2 is a C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 linear, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl substituted with --OH; andan anti-streaking alcohol having the formula ##STR1## wherein A, D, E, G, L and M are independently --H, --CH.sub.3, --OH or --CH.sub.2 OH; J is a single bond or --O--; and Q is --H or a straight chain C.sub.1 -C.sub.5 alkyl optionally substituted with --OH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Neumiller, Shelly M. Ziemelis
  • Patent number: 5716921
    Abstract: Aqueous glass cleaning compositions with optimal antifog properties contain a quaternary compound and an amphoteric surfactant having the formula ##STR1## wherein: R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are independently alkyl groups or R.sup.2 is a single bond (wherein R.sup.1 +R.sup.2 is C.sub.6-14), k is 0 or 1, l is 1-6, m is 1-4,R.sup.3 is --CH.sub.2 OH or --COOM (wherein M is H or alkali metal), n is 1-4, p is 1-4 and R.sup.4 is --COOM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 5714453
    Abstract: An alkaline cleaning formulation containing a hydrolyzed trialkoxysilane a surfactant, an alcohol and water is disclosed. The cleaning formulation is stable, provides excellent cleaning efficacy and deposits a silane coating on the surfaces to which it is applied to leave a protective coating thereon. Also disclosed is a method for applying the cleaning formulation to hard surfaces covered by water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 5354540
    Abstract: A convection-based device having no moving parts, which effectively catalytically removes volatile organic compounds from an ambient airspace. The device has, located within a vented housing, a catalytic structure designed to allow air to pass through it. The catalytic structure is heated by electric current and maintained to a predetermined temperature. Air enters the bottom of the device, passes through the catalytic structure, where the volatile organic compounds in the air are reduced, and exits the top of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 5145604
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion system containing vesicular structures which provides a delivery system for a variety of active ingredients. The vesicular structures of the emulsion provide a reservoiring or slow-release effect for the active ingredient or for a propellant, enabling an aerosol delivery system to be effective with a very low VOC content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 5091111
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of aqueous emulsion systems and the use of such systems for dispensing aerosols from pressurized containers and more particularly to an improved emulsion system which contains vesicle structures that can be used to provide a reservoiring effect for the propellant component of an aerosol delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4883540
    Abstract: This invention relates to a metallic substrate having on its surface an adherent photo-product coating, and a method for coating that substrate, which coating is formed by exposing to light in the presence of an oxygen source, a reactant mixture comprising: 2,2'4,4'-tetrahydroxybenzophenone, with (1) ammonium hydroxide and optionally a trace amount of at least one reactive metal, or (2) ammonium hydroxide and at least one metal salt, or (3) at least one metal salt and at least one amine, or (4) ammonium hydroxide, at least one metal salt and at least one amine; in a suitable solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Etter, Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4874672
    Abstract: This invention relates to a plastic substrate having on its surface an adherent photo-product coating, and a method for coating that substrate, which coating is formed by exposing to light in the presence of an oxygen source, a reactant mixture comprising: 2,2'4,4'-tetrahydroxybenzophenone, with (1) ammonium hydroxide and optionally a trace amount of at least one reactive metal, or (2) ammonium hydroxide and at least one metal salt, or (3) at least one metal salt and at least one amine, or (4) ammonium hydroxide, at least one metal salt and at least one amine; in a suitable solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Etter, Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4793864
    Abstract: This invention relates to a natural or synthetic gemstone or mineral substrate having on its surface an adherent photo-product coating, and a method for coating that substrate, which coating is formed by exposing to light in the presence of an oxygen source, a reactant mixture comprising: 2,2'4,4'-tetrahydroxybenzophenone, with (1) ammonium hydroxide and optionally a trace amount of at least one reactive metal, or (2) ammonium hydroxide and at least one metal salt, or (3) at least one metal salt and at least one amine, or (4) ammonium hydroxide, at least one metal salt and at least one amine; in a suitable solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Neumiller, Robert M. Etter
  • Patent number: 4794131
    Abstract: This invention relates to photo-product compositions, and a process for making those compositions, comprising the reactant mixture formed by contacting: 2,2',4,4'-tetrahydroxybenzophenone, with (1) ammonium hydroxide and optionally a trace amount of at least one metal, or (2) ammonium hydroxide and at least one metal salt, or (3) at least one metal salt and at least one amine, or (4) ammonium hydroxide, at least one metal salt and at least one amine; in a suitable solvent, wherein a photo-product is formed upon exposure of this reactant mixture to light in the presence of an oxygen source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Etter, Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4582492
    Abstract: A method for behavior modification using olfactory stimuli. The method comprises microencapsulating different smelling odors into a patch such that at least one odor is dominant and at least one odor is subservient, placing the patch on a hand associated with the behavior to be modified, scratching the patch when the urge to engage in the behavior to be modified occurs, thereby temporarily releasing the subsurvient odor, smelling the patch with the released subservient odor to act as a stimulus to effect behavior modification, and smelling the patch after the urge to engage in the behavior to be modified passes thereby reinforcing the behavior modification with the dominant odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1986
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Etter, Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4320873
    Abstract: A method for controlling the rate of evaporation or rate of release of a perfume from an absorbent substrate in a continuous action air freshener comprising incorporating into the perfume from 10 to 900% by weight based on the weight of the perfume of a vapor control agent selected from the group consisting of nonionic surfactants having an average of from 1 to 5 moles of ethylene oxide per molecule, a compound having the structure: ##STR1## wherein m and n are integers, the same or different, selected from 1 to 4, and R is an alkyl group having from 12 to 18 carbon atoms, a compound having the structure: ##STR2## wherein m and n are integers, the same or different, selected from 1 to 4, and R is an alkyl group having from 12 to 18 carbon atoms, and mixtures thereof. The use of the above agents controls the rate of release of volatile perfumes from absorbent substrates so as to prevent the premature evaporation of the perfumes to provide acceptable product life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1982
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Martens, III, Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4294821
    Abstract: An odor absorbing composition comprising(a) from 0.5-45% by weight of diethylene glycol;(b) from 0.5-45% by weight propylene glycol;(c) from 0.5-30% by weight triethylene glycol;(d) from 1-50% by weight glycerine;(e) from 0.1-20% by weight of a diethanolamide of a C.sub.16 -C.sub.18 unsaturated fatty acid, and(f) from 0.05-5% by weight of an unsaturated fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip J. Neumiller
  • Patent number: 4220281
    Abstract: A dispenser for vapors characterized by an upstanding enclosure made of folded flexible sheet stock and having two upstanding opposed primary dispensing walls, one or more structural members within the enclosure to provide reinforcing dimensional stability between the primary walls and releasably holding a vaporizable composition, and air flow channels from one dispensing wall to the other. Preferred embodiments relate to variations in the structural member(s), the specific materials used, a barrier used to prevent loss of vaporizable composition by wicking and an impermeable film tightly wrapped therearound. The invention can be used for dispensing air fresheners, insecticides, and other air-treating vapors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Martens, III, Phillip J. Neumiller