Patents by Inventor Shulin Zhang

Shulin Zhang 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: 6127331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to laundry detergent compositions which comprise an alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine soil dispersant having the formula: ##STR1## wherein R is C.sub.2 -C.sub.6 linear alkylene, C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 branched alkylene, and mixtures thereof; B is a continuation by branching; E is an alkyleneoxy unit having the formula:--(R.sup.1 O).sub.m (R.sup.2 O).sub.n R.sup.3wherein R.sup.1 is 1,2-propylene, 1,2-butylene, and mixtures thereof; R.sup.2 is ethylene; R.sup.3 is hydrogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alkyl, and mixtures thereof; m is from about 1 to about 10; n is from about 10 to about 40; w, x, and y are each independently from about 4 to about 200; provided at least one --(R.sup.1 O) unit is attached to the backbone prior to attachment of an --(R.sup.2 O) unit and further provided m+n is at least 12, said dispersants are compatible with bleach. The disclosed alkoxylated polyalkyleneimines are also suitable for use as soil dispersant in bleach-containing laundry pre-soaks and bleaching agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Albert Cleary, Shulin Zhang, Eugene Paul Gosselink
  • Patent number: 6075000
    Abstract: The present invention relates to laundry detergent compositions which comprise bleach compatible hydrophobic soil dispersants. The dispersants are polyalkyleneimines having a backbone molecular weight of from about 2000 to about 5000 daltons and having most of the N--H unit hydrogens, preferably all N--H unit hydrogens substituted with from about 20 to about 50, alkyleneoxy units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Henry Rohrbaugh, James Albert Cleary, Shulin Zhang, Eugene Paul Gosselink
  • Patent number: 5691298
    Abstract: Soil release agents which comprise: an ester backbone comprising (1) units selected from dihydroxy or polyhydroxy sulfonate (e.g., a sulfoethyl ether of glycerin), a unit which is at least trifunctional whereby ester linkages are formed resulting in a branched oligomer backbone (e.g., glycerol), or mixtures thereof, (2) terephthaloyl unit, and (3) oxyalkyleneoxy unit; and one or more capping units (preferably anionic).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Paul Gosselink, James Albert Cleary, Robert Henry Rohrbaugh, Margaret Robinson Tallmadge, Shulin Zhang
  • Patent number: 5565145
    Abstract: Cleaning and soil dispersing compositions comprising ethoxylated/propoxylated polyalkyleneamine polymers are provided. Thus, detergent compositions which comprise ethoxylated/propoxylated polyalkyleneamine polymers, such as poly(ethyleneimine) with a degree of ethoxylation of 1.0, provide soil dispersing performance in the wash liquor and whitening and/or cleaning benefits to fabrics, hard-surfaces, or dishware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Randall A. Watson, Eugene P. Gosselink, Shulin Zhang