Cleaning Compositions Or Processes Of Preparing (e.g., Sodium Bisulfate Component, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/108)
  • Patent number: 11053458
    Abstract: Methods employing detergent compositions effective for reducing hard water scale and accumulation on hard surfaces, namely within food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications are disclosed. The detergent compositions employ phosphinosuccinic acid adducts in combination with an alkalinity source and optionally polymers, surfactants and/or oxidizers, providing alkaline compositions having a pH between about 10 and 13.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Michel M. Lawrence, Richard D. Johnson, Steven J. Lange
  • Patent number: 11028385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formulation to stabilize lignocellulolytic enzyme mixture. This invention in particular relates to a formulation composed of lignocellulolytic enzyme with critical dosages of molasses either with petrochemical waste or glycerol as an additive to improve enzyme stability in a synergistic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Department of Biotechnology
    Inventors: Alok Satlewal, Ruchi Agrawal, Ravindra Kumar, Ravi Prakash Gupta, Suresh Kumar Puri, Sankara Sri Venkata Ramakumar
  • Patent number: 11001784
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide to reduce hard water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and 12.5. Methods employing the detergent compositions and preventing hard water scale accumulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10927330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detergent tablet comprising a body made from compacted powder, said body being coated with a water-soluble coating, said water-soluble coating having a composition comprising a film-forming agent and water, characterised in that the composition of the water-soluble coating further comprises at least one specific agent for improving the efficiency in terms of rinsing of the detergent tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: EUROTAB
    Inventors: Valerie Venet, Jacques Brosse, Sandrine Arnaud
  • Patent number: 10640737
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a) from about 1% to about 60% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and a primary co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric surfactant, zwitterionic surfactant and mixtures thereof; and b) from about 0.001% to about 5% by weight of the composition of a class II hydrophobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Denis Alfred Gonzales
  • Patent number: 10457771
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a linear or branched structured hydroxylated or carboxylated polyester resin that is free of unsaturated fatty acids, that is made from an acid component and an alcohol component, said acid component comprising at least one C4 to C6 carboxylic polyacid or anhydride, and at least one C5 to C54 carboxylic polyacid or anhydride, and with said alcohol component comprising at least one biobased polyol having a functionality of at least 2 bearing a 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol unit, and at least one of two polyols b2) and b3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gregory A. Delmas, Frank Cogordan, Herve W. Ozeray, Alain F. Riondel
  • Patent number: 10377971
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and 12.5. Methods employing the detergent compositions and preventing hard water scale accumulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10294537
    Abstract: A method for producing a retort for a nitriding furnace, in which metallic workpieces are heat-treated in a pre-determined atmosphere, includes pickling at least the surfaces of the retort, which are configured to come into contact with the pre-determined atmosphere while the nitriding furnace is operating, by using a pickling agent. The pickled surfaces may then be electropolished and passivated. A retort may be produced according to this method and the retort may be used in a nitriding furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IVA SCHMETZ GMBH
    Inventors: Heinrich-Peter Lankes, Peter Haase, Dirk Miller
  • Patent number: 10272020
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprising a base and an inorganic particulate material selected from the group consisting of spherical perlite, alumina, vermiculite, nepheline and mixtures thereof, wherein the spherical perlite comprises microspheres that are substantially closed and hollow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Imertech SAS
    Inventors: Sam Jolliff, Anabelle Huguette Renee Legrix, Thierry Casteran
  • Patent number: 10093886
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-function liquid cleaning composition. The cleaning composition may be diluted to produce a composition for a variety of different purposes. The cleaning solution is particularly effective as a degreaser for heavy grease removal. Heavy grease includes the type that may accumulate on motor vehicles. The cleaning formulation is environmentally benign and non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9879206
    Abstract: A cleaning composition is provided including an alkalinity source, builder, surfactant, water, a reducing agent and amylase in the ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:3 wherein the total amount of amylase in the composition is equal to or less than about 1.0 weight percent; and wherein the composition is substantially free of polyols, alkanolamine, phosphates, and boric acid. A method of presoaking soiled substrates is further provided. The method including the steps of providing presoak solution to a soiled substrate at a temperature of between about 65.5° C. up to about 80° C., the presoak solution including the provided composition; draining the presoak solution from the substrate; providing a detergent to a soiled substrate including the composition of the present invention; and removing or draining the detergent; and rinsing the substrate with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rischmiller, Kim R. Smith, Sara B. Peters, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 9834741
    Abstract: An all-purpose cleaning composition comprised of by percentage weight: 1-3% Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, 1-3% Sodium Hexametaphosphate FG Fine, 7-10% Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate, 7-10% Trisodium Phosphate, 8-10% Sodium TriPolyPhosphate, 8-10% Caustic Soda, 9-11% Nonylphenol ethoxylate, 7-9% Glycol Ether, 1-3% D-Limonene, 3-5% Sodium Xylene Sulfonate and the balance of 43-50% water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: William Berry, Anthony Corbitt
  • Patent number: 9758747
    Abstract: Liquid or gel-form detergents can be externally structured with a structuring system comprising crystallizable glyceride(s) emulsified with an alkanolamine-neutralized anionic surfactant. Crystallizable glyceride(s) of use include hydrogenated castor oil. The liquid or gel-form detergents may be packaged in unit dose form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Luc Marie Willy Lievens, Vincenzo Guida, Frederik Vandenberghe
  • Patent number: 9752108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to external structuring system(s) (ESS) comprising crystallized triglycerides including crystallized hydrogenated castor oil (HCO), surfactant and organic non-amino functional alcohols to reduce shear sensitivity. The present invention also relates to laundry detergent compositions in liquid or gel form comprising ESS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guida, Joris Meert
  • Patent number: 9695387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extruded soap bars having improved transparency. Specifically, by balancing the amounts of C16 (palmitic acid) and C18 (stearic acid) fatty acids to have a ratio in the final bar of 1, substantially improved transparency is unexpectedly obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Astolfi, Jorge Luiz Basso, Sergio Roberto Leopoldino
  • Patent number: 9688948
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coated detergent particle having perpendicular dimensions x, y and z, wherein x is from 0.5 to 2 mm, y is from 2 to 8 mm, and z is from 2 to 8 mm, wherein the particle comprises: (i) from 20 to 39 wt % of a surfactant selected from: anionic and non-ionic surfactants; (ii) from 10 to 40 wt % of an inorganic salt coating selected from: sodium carbonate and/or sodium sulphate of which at least 5 wt % of the inorganic salt is sodium carbonate; and, (iii) from 10 to 40 wt % of calcite having a median particle size average diameter (D50) in the range from 10 to 70 microns, and wherein the inorganic salts are present on the detergent particle as a coating and the surfactant is present in a core with the calcite dispersed through the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Osler, David Christopher Thorley
  • Patent number: 9657256
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for porcelain comprises abrasive material and a carrier, wherein the carrier is water-based. The abrasive material comprises pumice with a particle size distribution such that at least 35 percent of the particles fall are 250 to 750 microns and wherein the carrier comprises a biodegradable gum in an amount sufficient to act as a thickener and suspending agent for the pumice. The cleaning composition further comprises glycerin and further comprises between 30% and 60% by weight pumice. The cleaning composition further comprises between 0.8% and 2.5% biodegradable gum and a thickener selected from one or more members of the group consisting of guar gum, locust bean gum, tara gum, xanthan, carrageenan, gellan gum and vegetable gum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Mega Products, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Gelormino, Nicholas Romanelli
  • Patent number: 9611449
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-function liquid cleaning composition. The cleaning composition may be diluted to produce a composition for a variety of different purposes. The cleaning solution is particularly effective as a degreaser for heavy grease removal. Heavy grease includes the type that may accumulate on motor vehicles. The cleaning formulation is environmentally benign and non-toxic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory E Robinson
  • Patent number: 9523006
    Abstract: An erasure fluid includes a vehicle, an erasure component incorporated into the vehicle, and a polymer. The erasure component interacts with a selected colorant of an erasable inkjet ink printed on a medium to erase the inkjet ink from the medium, and is chosen from persulfate ions, peroxymonosulfate ions, hydrogen peroxide, chlorate ions, hypochlorite ions, ascorbic acid, and a chelating agent. Further, the polymer is chosen from carboxymethylcelluloses, methyl celluloses, polyethylene glycols, guar gum, starches, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Raymond Adamic
  • Patent number: 9380803
    Abstract: Xanthan gums with improved characteristics are provided, a method for preparing the xanthan gums as well as compositions and products comprising the xanthan gums. In particular, the invention relates to xanthan gums obtained from Xanthomonas campestris strains, pathovar cynarae CFBP 19, juglandis CFBP 176, pelargonii CFBP 64, phaseoli CFBP 412 or ATCC 17915, celebenois ATCC 19046, or corylina CFBP 1847 or from a derivative or progeny thereof and to methods of producing xanthan gum from these strains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
    Inventors: Graham Sworn, Emmanuel Kerdavid, Paule Chevallereau, José Fayos
  • Patent number: 9028747
    Abstract: Water treatment compositions are provided that are effective for mitigating corrosion or fouling of surfaces in contact with aqueous systems. The water treatment compositions can include one or more azole compounds, one or more transition metals, and one or more dispersants, in addition to various other additives. The water treatment compositions can exclude phosphorus and still be effective. Methods for mitigating corrosion or fouling of a surface in an aqueous system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Jasbir S. Gill
  • Patent number: 8999911
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for treating a surface comprises a purified enzyme and an enzyme denaturant system. The enzyme denaturant system is configured to denature the purified enzyme such that any residue remaining on the surface after the treatment of the surface is virtually free of active purified enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Armstrong, Kevin L. Haley, Eric J. Hansen, Joseph A. Fester
  • Patent number: 8999312
    Abstract: The use of poly(oxybutylene)-poly(oxyethylene)-poly(oxybutylene) block copolymers in pharmaceutical compositions useful, for modifying the surfaces of contact lenses and other medical devices is disclosed. The present invention is based in-part on a discovery that this class of compounds is particularly efficient in wetting hydrophobic surfaces, such as the surfaces of silicone hydrogel contact lenses and other types of ophthalmic lenses, but do not induce foaming when used in conjunction with a peroxide-based contact lens disinfection regimen. Such compounds may also be useful for cleaning purposes. The use of the compounds as surfactants in peroxide-based compositions for disinfecting contact lenses therefore represents a preferred embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: James W. Davis, Howard Allen Ketelson
  • Patent number: 8969283
    Abstract: A low odor, liquid disinfectant composition comprising multiple components, which, upon mixing, provide an aqueous solution comprising low levels of peracetic acid for use in decontaminating articles and surfaces contaminated with bacteria, viruses, fungi and other chemical and biological contaminants including, but not limited to, spores, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Clostridium sporogenes, and anthrax, mouse parvo virus, and mustard, nerve and other chemical and biological warfare agents. The disinfectant composition is prepared just prior to use by combining two or more separately packaged components, one component which is an acetyl donor comprising TAED or DAMA, and the other component which is a hydrogen peroxide solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Herbert J. Kaiser, Bryan M. Tienes
  • Patent number: 8969282
    Abstract: A low odor, liquid disinfectant composition comprising multiple components, which, upon mixing, provide an aqueous solution comprising low levels of peracetic acid for use in decontaminating articles and surfaces contaminated with bacteria, viruses, fungi and other biological contaminants such as spores, including, but not limited to, Clostridium difficile (C.diff). The disinfectant composition is prepared just prior to use by combining two or more separately packaged components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Christopher C. Heisig, Herbert J. Kaiser, Daniel A. Klein, Jessica S. Linder, Katie J. Frey, Nancy E. Kaiser, Jerry L. Newman
  • Patent number: 8962544
    Abstract: A detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspended soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition is particularly effective at removing soils caused by raw fish soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jenna M. Johnson, Victor F. Man, Kim R. Smith, Tomoko Nakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150045280
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleaning formulation comprising a cleaning agent and an insect growth regulator (IGR) and to a method for indoor control of household insects comprising applying a cleaning formulation comprising a cleaning agent and an insect growth regulator (IGR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SANO BRUNO'S ENTERPRISES LTD.
    Inventor: Alexander Landesberg
  • Patent number: 8945900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fungal serine protease variants, which comprise an amino acid substitution of valine at position 208 of the parent Fusarium equiseti Fe_RF6318 serine protease, wherein the position of the substitution corresponds to the amino acid sequence of the mature Fe_RF6318 enzyme defined in SEQ ID NO:2. The variants have improved thermal stability and/or detergent stability compared to the parent Fe_RF6318 enzyme. Preferably the substitution is V208I and more preferably the variants comprise additional amino acid changes which further increase the stability. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease variants as well as recombinant vectors and host cells for the production of the variants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AB Enzymes Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juntunen, Leena Valtakari, Nina Hakulinen, Marja Paloheimo
  • Publication number: 20140329734
    Abstract: The stabilization of enzymes in washing or cleaning compositions, especially in liquid aqueous washing or cleaning compositions, is possible through the use of only small amounts of calcium nitrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich Pegelow, Detlef Buisker, Ines Raschke
  • Patent number: 8877091
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel non-aqueous liquid oxygen bleach composition prepared by dispersing solid peroxygen compound in the liquid in which the content of an anhydrous non-polar organic solvent and a non-ionic and anionic surfactant is controlled. The composition is formed in a high viscous paste or a gel-type suspension and can be used as a multi-purpose composition, for example, the bleach and stain remover of clothes and the cleanser of bathroom and kitchen since they have a chemical/physical stability of no loss of available oxygen, an excellent bleaching and cleaning ability due to their alkaline pH range, no change of viscosity or no phase separation during the storage and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: D C Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se In Yang, Kyung Keun Yoo, Yong Il Kim, Young Ran Lee
  • Patent number: 8871699
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and 12.5. Methods employing the detergent compositions and preventing hard water scale accumulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Martin Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8859481
    Abstract: A dry wiper for use with disinfectant solutions having synthetic fibers and a disinfectant releasing treatment that makes the wiper active disinfectant stable is disclosed. Particularly, the wiper is stable for use in both quaternary ammonium disinfectant solutions and bleach disinfectant solutions. A method for producing such a wiper is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Clark, Philip Shi Hung Hui, James J. Detamore
  • Patent number: 8859482
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of preparing a solid form of acetic acid. The method at least includes the steps of combining a solid acid and a metal acetate with a solvent to form a slurry. After a predetermined period of time, a solid form of acetic acid is recovered. The present invention also includes a solid product of acetic acid produced by the above-mentioned method. There is also disclosed a formulation including the solid product of acetic acid according to the present invention. Further, there is disclosed a cleaning system including the formulation according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ChemLink Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Giffin Moore, Lucas John Smith
  • Patent number: 8822403
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions according to the present invention include at least one alkali metal silicate, at least one polycarboxylic acid, at least one saccharide or sugar alcohol and water. Suitable saccharides include sucrose, fructose, inulin, maltose and lactulose, and may be present in the composition in a concentration of at least 0.5 wt %. Compositions according to certain embodiments form stable solid block detergent compositions that do not swell significantly even when subjected to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8795740
    Abstract: A tablet for use in a drip tray including an excipient selected so that the tablet will not fully dissolve in water at ambient temperature for a period of at least one month, more preferably up to 12 months, a biocide, at least one enzyme, preferably a proteolytic or hydrolase enzyme, and enzyme preserving means, such as a boron compound for maintaining enzyme activity in a moist environment. The excipient may be for example poly vinyl alcohols, high molecular weight polyethylene glycols, high molecular weight polypropylene glycols, esters or partial esters of polyethylene glycols or of polypropylene glycols, and high molecular weight thermoplastic surfactants. The invention also relates to methods for inhibiting the growth of biofilm in an drip tray or the like, including the step of adding to the tray a tablet according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Novapharm Research (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Kritzler, Alex Sava
  • Patent number: 8759275
    Abstract: The present application relates to high efficiency particles and compositions, such as consumer products, comprising such high efficiency particles as well as processes for making and using such high efficiency particles and compositions comprising such high efficiency particles. Such high efficiency particles and compositions provide enhanced benefit agent delivery to a situs that is treated with such high efficiency particles and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Pascale Claire Annick Vansteenwinckel, Yonas Gizaw, Frank Hulskotter, Dieter Boeckh, Hans-Joachim Haehnle
  • Patent number: 8754028
    Abstract: The present application relates to perfume raw materials, perfume systems and consumer products comprising such perfume raw materials and/or such perfume systems, as well as processes for making and using such, perfume systems and consumer products. The perfume compositions, including the delivery systems, disclosed herein expand the perfume communities' options as such perfume raw materials can provide variations on character and such compositions can provide desired odor profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Maria Velazquez, Rafael Trujillo Rosaldo, Philip John Porter, Zerlina Guzdar Dubois, Yoshimi Sunohara, Javier Medina, Michael Green, Hugo Robert Germain Denutte, Jonathan Richard Clare, Stacy Renee Hertenstein
  • Patent number: 8748365
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivative binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives include phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphate and NTA-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8716207
    Abstract: A solid cleaning composition including an ionic liquid and a hardening agent is provided. The compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates, including nonyl phenol ethoxylates. The solid cleaning compositions remain solid at room temperature despite the inclusion of ionic liquids, providing an effective, biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylate cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge
  • Patent number: 8697624
    Abstract: Disclosed are plasticized, water-soluble films having favorable cold-water solubility, wet handling, and thermoforming characteristics, and which can include a PVOH resin made up of blend of two or more PVOH polymers each having a monomodal molecular weight distribution, and the PVOH resin characterized by a viscosity in a range of about 13.5 cP to about 20 cP (or a corresponding weight average molecular weight), a degree of hydrolysis of about 84% to about 92%, a polydispersity index value in a range of about 1 to about 5, a residual water content of about 4 wt. % to about 10 wt. %, and a Resin Selection Index value in a range of 0.255 to 0.315; methods of making the films; compositions including PVOH resins for making the films; and pouch and packet articles made from the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank William Denome, Steven G. Friedrich, Regine Labeque, David M Lee, Jichun Shi, Andrew P. Verrall, Roxane Rosmaninho
  • Patent number: 8697625
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Patent number: 8691742
    Abstract: Treatment composition, preferably liquid detergent compositions exhibiting a two, or multicolor effect, comprising an aesthetic system including a colored interference pigment and a dye system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Karel Jozef Maria Depoot, Jan-Sebastiaan Uyttersprot, Tim Roger Michel Vanpachtenbeke, Nathalie Jean Marie-Louise Vanwyngaerden
  • Publication number: 20140080752
    Abstract: Compositions, method, and devices are provided for cleaning surfaces, including glass and plastic surfaces. The compositions include white carbon black. The white carbon black can be combined with a binder to form a white carbon black formulation. The white carbon black formulation can be used to clean various glass and plastic surfaces, including transparent surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tocad America, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Darrow
  • Patent number: 8669216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to concentrated hard surface treatment compositions which are primarily intended to be dispersed in a larger volume or quantity of water prior to use by a consumer, in order to produce a ready to use type composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140005090
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to stabilized surfactant containing solutions, stabilized or inhibited against oxidative attack, comprising an amphiphilic antioxidant component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: David J. Bonislawski, David C. Lovetro, Lauren Schneidewind
  • Patent number: 8618029
    Abstract: The present invention provides overbased detergents as lubricating oil additives effective for the lubrication of mechanical components in land and marine engines, such as, for example, hydraulic systems, transmissions, two-stroke and four-stroke vehicular engines, trunk piston and two-stroke crosshead marine engines. These overbased detergents lead to improved detergency and thermal stability performances versus high overbased sulfonates. Moreover, they are more compatible with commercial phenates than conventional sulfonates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Le Coent, Amedee Guellec
  • Patent number: 8614067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having cellulolytic enhancing activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Novozymes A/S, Novozymes, Inc.
    Inventors: Lan Tang, Ye Liu, Junxin Duan, Yu Zhang, Christian Isak Jorgensen, Randall Kramer
  • Publication number: 20130331308
    Abstract: Self-adhesive detergent compositions are described including a pH-sensitive color-changing system. The color-changing system is useful with certain acidic compositions and certain alkaline compositions. The compositions have a given color upon application to a hard surface, e.g., a toilet bowl. In one embodiment, when the self-adhesive composition is exposed to a water-based rinse, such as on flushing a toilet, the color-changing system provides the released cleaning portion of the composition, and thereby the water, with a color different from the color of the composition to indicate cleaning is occurring. In another embodiment, following exposure to a plurality of rinses, the color-changing system changes the color of the composition when the composition is near depletion to provide an “end-of-use” cue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne M. REES, Thomas A. STRASH
  • Publication number: 20130326830
    Abstract: Provided herein is an aqueous, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, biodegradable, hypoallergenic cleaning composition. Also provided are pre-loaded wipes containing the cleaning solution, kits, and methods of cleaning surfaces using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas BAKEHORN, Guy Roland ADAMS
  • Patent number: 8569223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid hard surface cleaning composition comprising melamine foam fibers, wherein the composition is packaged in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruce Barger, Jacqueline Marie Duderstadt, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Stefano Scialla