Patents by Inventor Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum

Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum 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: 10513675
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Publication number: 20190352586
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Publication number: 20180305645
    Abstract: An aqueous detergent solution in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates is disclosed. The solution contains a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles which are obtained by reacting polyamide particles with polydialkylsiloxanes and/or alkanes carrying reactive groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Benoit Luneau, Michael Dreja, Peter Schmiedel, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20180291316
    Abstract: An aqueous detergent solution in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates is disclosed. The solution contains a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles which have organic polymer material and carry polyalkoxy groups on their surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Benoit Luneau, Michael Dreja, Peter Schmiedel, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20170114488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine comprising a washing chamber for receiving a wash liquor and textile substrates to be cleaned, and a decoloration device (3) which has an inlet (4) for introducing wash liquor from the washing chamber into the decoloration device (3) as well as an outlet (5) for discharging wash liquor from the decoloration device (3) into the washing chamber, and which, moreover, has at least one electrochemical activator that is suitable for initiating, within the decoloration device (3), a process for forming free radicals in the wash liquor. According to the present invention, the washing machine includes a reservoir containing water-insoluble solid particles. Furthermore, a method for washing textile substrates in such a washing machine is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Iwona Spill, Peter Schmiedel, Nicole Bode, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20170114305
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to improve the cleaning power of washing and cleaning agents, especially with regards to bleachable stains, while avoiding any damage to the textile treated with said washing and cleaning agents. This is achieved by an aqueous washing liquid in a device for cleaning textile substrates, containing a plurality of water in-soluble solid particles and a mediator compound, which can produce an oxidizing bleaching agent, in an electrochemical cell using electric voltage in the washing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Iwona Spill, Peter Schmiedel, Mareile Job, Nicole Bode, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Thomas Gerke, Guido Grundmeier, Markus Voigt
  • Publication number: 20170114310
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous washing liquor in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a liquid phase which contains a microemulsion, and to a textile washing method using said type of washing liquor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Michael Dreja, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Benoit Luneau, Reinhard Strey, Anna Klemmer, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Nicole Bode, Iwona Spill
  • Publication number: 20170114306
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous detergent solution in a device for cleaning soiled textile substrates, said solution containing a plurality of water-insoluble solid particles and a detergent containing polyalkoxylated polyamines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Alexander Schulz, Nicole Bode, Peter Schmiedel, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20170114489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing machine (1) comprising a washing chamber (2) for receiving a wash liquor and textile substrates to be cleaned, and a decoloration device (3) which has an inlet (4) for introducing wash liquor from the washing chamber (2) into the decoloration device (3) as well as an outlet (5) for discharging wash liquor from the decoloration device (3) into the washing chamber (2), and which, moreover, has at least one activator that is suitable for initiating, within the decoloration device (3), a process for forming free radicals in the wash liquor. According to the present invention, the washing machine includes a reservoir containing water-insoluble solid particles. Furthermore, a method for washing textile substrates in such a washing machine is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Iwona Spill, Peter Schmiedel, Nicole Bode, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20100024846
    Abstract: Phosphate-free, bleaching agent-containing dishwasher detergents which contain a) citrate, b) bleaching catalyst selected from the group consisting of the bleach-boosting transition metal salts and transition metal complexes, c) copolymer(s) which comprise i) one or more acid group-containing monomer, ii) one or more additional hydrophobic monomer. The detergents have an improved bleaching action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel AG & KGaA
    Inventors: Nadine Warkotsch, Johannes Zipfel, Christian Nitsch, Arnd Kessler, Thomas Holderbaum, Cornelius Bessler, Susanne Tondra, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Sven Mueller, Arno Dueffels
  • Patent number: 6555101
    Abstract: A process for treating washed hair to provide hair with improved combability, comprising contacting hair with a water based composition comprising 0.1-3% by weight of a zwitterionic polymer; 0.01-10% by weight of an alkylpolyglycoside; 0.5-20% by weight of a fatty alcohol and the balance water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Joerg Kahre, Hermann Hensen, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Dagmar Goebels, Holger Tesmann
  • Patent number: 6531439
    Abstract: Surfactant combinations containing C12-18 alkyl sulfates wherein less than 10% by weight of the C12-18 alkyl sulfates, based on the C12-18 alkyl sulfates, have carbon chains with fewer than 14 carbon atoms and C9-13 alkyl benzenesulfonates in a weight ratio of 1:10 to 10:1. The combinations are useful in powder and granular as well as liquid washing and cleaning detergents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Georg Meine, Andreas Syldath, Dieter Nickel, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Dagmar Zaika, Ansgar Behler, Hans-Christian Raths, Peter Sandkuehler
  • Patent number: 6462006
    Abstract: A solid-form dishwasher detergent that contains a builder combination of conventional phosphates and crystalline layer silicates. Despite its phosphate content, the detergent provides improved protection to sensitive tableware, more particularly glasses and decorated tableware, and improved cleaning performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignees: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Clariant GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Sorg, Christian Nitsch, Juergen Haerer, Harald Volk, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Peter Krings, Harald Bauer, Josef Holz, Guenther Schimmel, Lothar Westermann
  • Patent number: 6410500
    Abstract: Shaped bodies containing builders, alkali sources, bleaching agents, enzymes and surfactants. Particularly high-performance detersive shaped bodies with high stability in storage, a good perfume profile and a defined solubility profile are obtained if more than 80% by weight of the total content of an active substance (1) containing a constituent from the group of soil-release compounds is present in a region which makes up no more than 40% by volume of the shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Juergen Haerer, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Christian Nitsch, Thomas Moeller, Hans-Josef Beaujean, Bernd Richter
  • Patent number: 6407052
    Abstract: A process of washing textiles is presented involving the delayed release of ingredients from a detergent composition. The process involves first dissolving the detergent in water resulting in a pH below 8, slowly dissolving the coating on a coated alkalizing agent to raise the pH to above 8.5, and dissolving the polymeric acid coating on a detergent ingredient, due to the pH above 8.5, to release the ingredient into the wash water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft Auf Aktien
    Inventors: Thomas Gassenmeier, Juergen Millhoff, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Publication number: 20010012826
    Abstract: A process of washing textiles is presented involving the delayed release of ingredients from a detergent composition. The process involves first dissolving the detergent in water resulting in a pH below 8, slowly dissolving the coating on a coated alkalizing agent to raise the pH to above 8.5, and dissolving the polymeric acid coating on a detergent ingredient, due to the pH above 8.5, to release the ingredient into the wash water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 9, 2001
    Applicant: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Thomas Gassenmeier, Juergen Millhoff, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Patent number: 6225276
    Abstract: A process for washing textiles is presented involving the delayed release of ingredients from a detergent composition. The process involves first dissolving the detergent in water resulting in a pH below pH 8, slowly dissolving the coating on a coated alkalizing agent to raise the pH to above pH to above pH 8.5, and above pH 8.5 the polymeric acid coating on a detergent ingredient dissolves, releasing the ingredient into the wash water. Also presented is a detergent composition for delayed bleaching of 1 to 40 percent by weight of a coated bleaching agent having a coating which dissolves slowly in water irrespective of the pH value, 0.5 to 15 percent by weight of a bleach activator coated with a polymeric acid, and 0.1 to 40 percent by weight of an acidifying agent. The process results in a delayed release of bleaching in the wash cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Thomas Gassenmeier, Juergen Millhoff, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum
  • Patent number: 6056947
    Abstract: A water-based composition for treating hair wherein the composition contains(a) a polymer selected from cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic and nonionic polymers,(b) an alkyl polglycoside corresponding to formula (I):RO--(Z).sub.x (I)in whichR is an alkyl radical containing 6 to 22 carbon atoms,Z is a mono- or oligosaccharide,x is a number of 1.1 to 5,or adducts thereof with 1 to 10 moles of ethylene oxide or propylene oxide, and(c) a fatty alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Joerg Kahre, Hermann Hensen, Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Dagmar Goebels, Holger Tesmann
  • Patent number: 5536663
    Abstract: A process for monitoring the concentration level of a detergent or bleach in a washing liquor of an institutional laundry machine by measuring emitted fluorescence radiation in the washing liquor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Edgar Koeppelmann
  • Patent number: 5503682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for degreasing and cleaning metal surfaces with surfactant containing aqueous cleaning liquids in baths and/or by spraying. In order to obtain an exact measurement of the bath load and cleaning reserve economically and quickly to allow more accurate subsequent metering of the cleaning agent, the invention provides that, as a measure of the current reserve of cleaning liquid, a bubble tensiometer is used to measure a value correlated with the dynamic surface tension and operated with a sufficiently constant gas flow, the measurements are compared with a predetermined set value obtained for the cleaning agent used by calibration, and, depending on the results of comparison, appropriate steps are taken to treat the cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventors: Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum, Wolfgang Hater, Dieter Knapp, Thomas Vienenkoetter