Patents by Inventor Stacie Hecht

Stacie Hecht 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: 20080009430
    Abstract: Surfactant systems exhibiting a low Krafft Temperature provide cold water cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Eva Schneiderman, Sherri Randall, Marc Gustwiller, Virginia Smith, Clarence Turley, Linda McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20070123446
    Abstract: A process for making ionic liquids containing ion actives, which provide fabric treating benefits, surface treating benefits and/or air treating benefits. The ionic liquid is made from an ion active feedstock and an ionic liquid forming counterion feedstock, which preferably comprises another ion active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Corey Kenneally, Stacie Hecht, Scott Cron
  • Publication number: 20060241287
    Abstract: Methods for using ionic liquids to extract and separate a biopolymer from a biomass containing the biopolymer are disclosed. Methods for dissolving a biopolymer in an ionic liquid are also disclosed. A recovery solvent is used to reduce the solubility of the biopolymer in the ionic liquid and conventional separation techniques are used to recover the biopolymer. Biopolymers encompassed by this invention include chitin, chitosan, elastin, collagen, keratin and polyhydroxyalkanoate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Raymond Niehoff, Karunakaran Narasimhan, Charles Neal, Paul Forshey, Dean Phan, Anju Brooker, Katherine Combs
  • Publication number: 20060189499
    Abstract: A novel class of ionic liquids and methods for their preparation are disclosed. Specifically, these novel ionic liquids can be derived from peracid anions. The present invention also relates to compositions containing these novel ionic liquids and method of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Gregory Miracle, Scott Cron, Michael Showell
  • Publication number: 20060094616
    Abstract: A novel class of ionic liquids and methods for their preparation are disclosed. Specifically, these novel ionic liquids can be derived from surfactants, such as betaines, amine oxides. The present invention also relates to compositions containing these novel ionic liquids and method of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Scott Cron, Jeffrey Scheibel, Gregory Miracle, Kenneth Seddon, Martyn Earle, Harambage Nimal Gunaratme
  • Publication number: 20060090777
    Abstract: A multiphase cleaning composition comprises a first phase and a second ionic liquid phase, wherein the second phase is substantially immiscible with the first phase. The first phase may comprise, for example, an aqueous phase or a silicone solvent system. Methods of cleaning a soiled surface comprise contacting a soiled surface with a multiphase wash liquor including a first phase and a second ionic liquid phase, wherein the second phase is substantially immiscible with the first phase, and removing soils from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Kenneth Price, Patricia Berger, Peter Foley, Howard Hutton, Michael Showell, Robb Gardner, Raymond Niehoff, Kenneth Seddon, Harambage Quintas Gunaratne, Martyn Earle
  • Publication number: 20060094620
    Abstract: Compositions comprising an ionic liquid active composed of an ion active and an ionic liquid-forming counter ion, wherein the ion active is capable of delivering a fabric treating benefit, a surface treating benefit, and/or an air treating benefit. The compositions are substantially free of added water and have a viscosity less than about 5000 mPa┬Ěs at room temperature. The compositions are easily diluted with water and/or organic solvent, without formation a gel phase during the dilution process. Various products, especially a unit dose product, made with such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Stacie Hecht, Kenneth Price, Patricia Berger, Yousef Aouad, Jean Wevers, Dennis Beckholt, Frank Denome, Kevin Goodall, Jose Vega, Michael Showell, Kenneth Seddon, Harambage Gunaratne
  • Publication number: 20060094615
    Abstract: A novel class of ionic liquids and methods for their preparation are disclosed. Specifically, these novel ionic liquids can be derived from anionic surfactants, such as alkyl aryl sulfonates, and mid-chain branched derivatives of alkyl sulfates, alkyl alkoxy sulfates, and alkyl aryl sulfonates. In addition, novel ionic liquids can be derived from other anionic surfactants, such as methyl ester sulfonates (MES), alkyl glycerol ether sulfonates, and alpha olefin sulfonates. Anions may be paired with a variety of cations to achieve various advantageous properties. The present invention also relates to compositions containing these novel ionic liquids and method of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Scott Cron, Jeffrey Scheibel, Gregory Miracle, Kenneth Seddon, Martyn Earle, Harambage Quintus Gunaratne
  • Publication number: 20060094621
    Abstract: Methods for improving the processability of an active concentrate are disclosed. Specifically, an ionic liquid is incorporated into the diluting process to lower the viscosity and avoid the formation of a viscosity-increasing gel phase. Moreover, the ionic liquid may comprise an ion active capable of delivering a desired benefit, which accompanies and/or enhances the benefit provided by the active in the concentrate. The present invention also encompasses a dilution process for forming a product composition from a conventional active concentrate or an ionic liquid containing composition. The present invention further comprises compositions made by these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Glenn Jordan, Stacie Hecht, Kenneth Price, Patricia Berger, Yousef Aouad, Jean Wevers, Dennis Beckholt, Frank Denome, Kevin Goodall, Jose Vega, Michael Showell
  • Publication number: 20060094617
    Abstract: A benefit agent delivery system comprises a benefit agent, wherein the benefit agent is protected or stabilized by an ionic liquid and wherein the benefit agent is releasable from the system to provide the benefit. For example, the ionic liquid may be physically associated with the benefit agent, such as by coating, encapsulation, or co-crystallization, or may be chemically associated with the benefit agent, such as by chemical reaction. The benefit agent delivery system may be in the form of a concentrate, in a product formulation, or on or associated with a substrate or package. Detergent compositions may include the benefit agent delivery system. Methods for cleaning a soiled substrate comprise contacting a soiled substrate with such a composition, and removing soil from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Price, Stacie Hecht, Glenn Jordan, Corey Kenneally, Yousef Aouad, Michael Showell, Gregory Miracle
  • Publication number: 20060090271
    Abstract: Processes for modifying a textile to improve its performance which comprise the steps of a) contacting a textile comprising fibers with a treating composition comprising an ionic liquid under conditions sufficient to modify at least surfaces of the fibers, thereby provide a performance improvement to treated textile; b) optionally, contacting a textile comprising fibers with a composition comprising a benefit agent; and c) at least partially removing the treating composition from the textile. In specific embodiments, the surface modification comprises a partial dissolution of at least one outer layer of the fibers and/or crystal structure change in at least surfaces of the fibers. The surface modification can impart improvements to the textile or allow embedding or attachment of a benefit agent in the fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Kenneth Price, Jiping Wang, Nodie Washington, Stacie Hecht, Gregory Miracle, Jeffrey Scheibel
  • Publication number: 20060079433
    Abstract: An alkyl glyceryl sulfonate and/or sulfate surfactant mixture of oligomers and a detergent composition using the same to provide improved starch soil cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Jeffrey Cummins, Jeffrey Scheibel, Graeme Biggin
  • Publication number: 20060073999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition with a metal-complexing dye and surfactant for giving a color change when in contact with selected metal ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Giorgia Sgargetta, Stacie Hecht, Jichun Shi, Mark Sivik, Donald Wilke
  • Publication number: 20060019851
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition having dialkyl sulfosuccinates and amine oxides to provide improved low temperature grease cleaning and/or improved starch soil cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Jichun Shi, Raymond Niehoff
  • Publication number: 20050192200
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition comprising a limited amount of a solubilizing anionic surfactant for increased speed of cooked grease cleaning and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 1, 2005
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Byong Kim, Jeffrey Scheibel
  • Publication number: 20050170990
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition comprising a limited amount of a solubilizing nonionic surfactant for increased speed of cooked grease cleaning and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Byong Kim, Rodolfo Delgado, Jeffrey Scheibel
  • Publication number: 20050119152
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition comprising a limited amount of a solubilizing anionic surfactant for increased speed of cooked grease cleaning and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Byong Kim, Jeffrey Scheibel
  • Publication number: 20050107275
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition comprising a limited amount of a solubilizing nonionic surfactant for increased speed of cooked grease cleaning and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Stacie Hecht, Byong Kim, Rodolfo Delgado, Jeffrey Scheibel