Carboxamide, Amine Oxide, Heterocyclic, Quaternary, Or Zwitterion Nitrogen-containing Component Patents (Class 510/237)
  • Patent number: 7282524
    Abstract: Phase stable, pumpable, liquid, high solids, aqueous monoalkanolamide surfactant emulsions are disclosed for use as cold mixable monoalkanolamide delivery systems for separately prepared aqueous formulations containing at least one principal surfactant. The monoalkanolamide surfactant emulsions comprise at least one monoalkanolamide characterized in its unemulsified form by having an amide content of at least about 85% and by being substantially solid and water insoluble at a temperature below about 30° C., and at least one monoalkanolamide emulsifying surfactant and, surprisingly, remain homogeneous, pourable, and pumpable at a total solids content of at least 20 weight percent at a temperature in the range of about zero ° C. to about 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: McIntyre Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Gray, Eugene D'Aversa
  • Patent number: 7279452
    Abstract: A sanitizing applicator for applying a liquid sanitizer to a surface. The sanitizer may be a quaternary ammonium compound (QAC)-based or chlorine-based sanitizer containing positively charged ions at an effective concentration level for killing a predefined percentage of microbes present on the surface. The applicator includes a breakable internal reservoir for retaining a quantity of the sanitizer, and a positively charged nonwoven fabric covering the reservoir. The fabric is constructed using a positively charged binder to bind together the strands of the fabric, and is optionally treated with a positively or neutrally charged surfactant. The positive charge of the fabric prevents the fabric from neutralizing the positively charged ions in the sanitizer when the breakable internal reservoir is broken and the sanitizer is applied to the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Commun-i-tec, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Svendsen, Steven W. Smith
  • Patent number: 7232794
    Abstract: A dishwashing wipe having a nonwaven hydroentangled polymer fiber topsbeet; a polymeric membrane; a nonwoven batting layer; and a polymeric scrim, with a dishwashing composition having an amine, a polymeric suds stabilizer, or enzymes incorporated in the wipe, wherein the dishwashing composition is in the form of stripes on the wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vy Khanh Huyhn, Patrice Mark Luc Borgonjon, Denis Gerard O'Sullivan, JoAnna Margaret Clarke, Brian Jeffreys, Jeffrey Lee Butterbaugh
  • Patent number: 7202200
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved, liquid aqueous hard surface cleaner containing a fluoropolymer having a molecular weight of no less than 5,000, further containing preferably a nonionic surfactant, optionally, a quaternary ammonium compound, a chelating agent/buffer and water to provide enhanced cleaning of hard surfaces, especially vitreous surfaces, in which the thus cleaned surface is rendered soil and stain repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Malcolm A. DeLeo, Jennifer C. Julian, Maria G. Ochomogo, Robert L. Blum, John J. Serrao, Shona L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7199092
    Abstract: Liquid cleaning and/or disinfecting composition which is separated into two phases at rest are combined and dispersed within each other upon shaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Zhong Lu, Pamela White
  • Patent number: 7186675
    Abstract: Surfactant combinations containing: (a) one or more alkyl ether sulfates; (b) at least one quaternary ammonium compound corresponding to formula I: in which EO is ethylene oxide, R and R? are the same or different and represent alkyl groups, n1 is 0–30 n2 is 0–30, and A is a counterion; (c) 0 to 50% of one or more alkyl and/or aryl sulfonates; (d) 0 to 15% of one or more alkyl sulfates; and (e) 0 to 20% of one or more amphoteric surfactants, and water-based cleaning composition containing such surfactant combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (Henkel KGaA)
    Inventors: Georg Meine, Brigitte Giesen, Kerstin Ziganke, Felix Mueller, Ralf Klein, Joerg Peggau
  • Patent number: 7169745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hand shishwashing compositions comprising polymeric suds volume and suds duration enhancers. These polymeric materials provide enhanced suds volume and suds duration during hand dishwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Chandrika Kasturi, Michael Gayle Schafer, Mark Robert Sivik, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Patricia Sara Berger, Jean-Francois Bodet
  • Patent number: 7166563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a biocidal cleaning composition comprising a biocide, a surfactant of formula R—O—(G)n, and an amphoteric surfactant; wherein R is an alkyl group; G is a saccharide residue; and n is a number from 0–4 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Selden Research Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Philip Woodhead
  • Patent number: 7122509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing a foamer composition having an anionic surfactant and a neutralizing amine. The process includes the steps of estimating an extent to which the anionic surfactant will decompose into acidic components under an elevated temperature range, determining an effective amount of neutralizing amine needed to sufficiently neutralize the acidic components upon the decomposition of the anionic surfactant and mixing the effective amount of neutralizing amine with the anionic surfactant. Also disclosed is a foamer composition having from about 5% to about 70% by weight anionic surfactant, from about 1% to about 20% by weight neutralizing amine, from about 2% to about 10% by weight amine-based corrosion inhibitor, from about 0% to about 20% by weight solvent, from about 1% to about 10% by weight scale inhibitor and from about 0% to about 30% water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: CESI, A Flotek Company
    Inventors: J. Todd Sanner, Glenn S. Penny, Roger Padgham
  • Patent number: 7115550
    Abstract: A liquid dish cleaning composition with desirable cleansing properties comprising two C8-18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate surfactants, two anionic surfactant, an amine oxide surfactant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Gregory Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 7091166
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid composition comprising water; at least one acid selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids, hydroxycarboxylic acids, and inorganic acids other than phosphoric acid wherein the at least one acid is present in an amount from about 1.0 to about 30 milliequivalents per kilogram of total composition (“mEq/kg”); and an amphoteric surfactant wherein the amphoteric surfactant is present in an amount from about 0.01 to about 20 grams per kilogram of total composition (“g/kg”), the aqueous liquid composition having a pH from about 2.0 to about 6.1 and having a reduced etch attack on metal as compared to an aqueous composition comprising from about 1.0 to about 30 milliequivalents per kilogram of total composition (“mEq/kg”) of acids selected from the group consisting of carboxylic, hydroxycarboxylic, and inorganic acids, and not containing the amphoteric surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Theodore D. Held, III
  • Patent number: 7033986
    Abstract: A liquid dish cleaning composition with desirable cleansing properties comprising two C8-18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate surfactants, two anionic surfactant, an amine oxide surfactant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Gregory Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 7030078
    Abstract: Hard surface cleaning and disinfecting compositions comprise a synergistic combination of a cationic surfactant having germicidal properties and a tristyrylphenolalkoxylate compound. The hard surface cleaning and disinfecting compositions provide excellent cleaning and disinfection of hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Tak Wai Cheung, Dennis Thomas Smialowicz
  • Patent number: 6916776
    Abstract: A restaurant cleaning towel made from a substrate such as a woven, nonwoven, or knit fabric. A sanitizer release polymer composition comprising at least one cationic (or alternatively, nonionic) surfactant is bound to the surface of the towel. Preferably, the cationic surfactant is present in the sanitizer release polymer composition in an amount of about 1 to about 10 weight percent, based on a total weight of the composition. The composition may also include at least one nonionic co-surfactant in combination with the cationic surfactant. The towel also includes a color label on its surface to identify the area of the restaurant in which the cleaning towel is to be utilized. The towel may optionally include an international icon, a tactile label, and/or a label in a plurality of languages identifying the area where the towel is to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Svendsen Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Svendsen
  • Patent number: 6903064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions comprising polymeric suds volume and suds duration enhancers. These polymeric materials provide enhanced suds volume and suds duration during cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Chandrika Kasturi, Michael Gayle Schafer, Mark Robert Sivik, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Patricia Sara Berger, Jean-Francois Bodet
  • Patent number: 6900172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for using amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers (enhancers) to increase the suds and/or foam volume and suds and/or foam retention in suds-forming and/or foam-forming compositions comprising such amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers. Suitable suds-forming and/or foam-forming compositions comprise one or more amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jean-Francois Bodet, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Vance Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6897187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clear liquid detergent composition suitable for use in dishwashing and multipurpose cleaners for household applications as well as for industrial and institutional uses. The clear liquid detergent comprises a) 1 to 40 percent an anionic surfactant or group of anionic surfactants, b) 0.01 to 10 percent cationic surfactants, and c) optionally, 0.05 to 15 percent amphoteric and/or nonionic surfactants. More particularly, the light duty detergents of the present invention cationic compounds of the formula: wherein R1 is C8-C22-alkyl, C8-C22-alkenyl, C8-C22-alkyl/alkenylamidopropyl, C8-C22 alkoxyalkenylethyl, C8-C22-alkyl/alkenyi(poly)alkoxyalkyl, C8-C22-alkanoylethyl or C8-C22-alkenoylethyl, R2 is C1-C22-alkyl, Cl—C22-alkenyl or a group of the formula —A—(OA)n—OH, R3 and R4 are C1-C22-alkyl, C2-C21-alkenyl or a group of the formula —A—(OA)n—OH, A is —C2H4— and/or —C3H6— and n is a number from 0 to 20 and X is an anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Manlio Gallotti, George R. Nunez
  • Patent number: 6894013
    Abstract: Disclosed are detergent compositions for hand dishwashing which, by incorporating certain organic solvents, results in a liquid dishwashing detergent composition that is not only a more effective cleaning agent, but also offers improved physical and enzymatic stability and more convenient rheology and handling characteristics than typical liquid dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joanna Margaret Clarke, Garry Kenneth Embleton, Howard David Hutton, Mark Leslie Kacher, John David Sadler, Deborah Pancheri Wallace
  • Patent number: 6884764
    Abstract: A liquid dish cleaning composition with desirable cleansing properties comprising a C8-18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate, two anionic surfactant, a betaine surfactant, an alkyl polyglucoside surfactant, a hydroxy containing organic acid, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Gregory Szewczyk, Julie Burke, Kurt Sackariasen
  • Patent number: 6835702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for mitigating corrosion of applied color designs on a bottle, or on another glass or ceramic item. More specifically the composition or method of the present invention can mitigate corrosion even in the presence of a known corrosive agent. The composition and methods of the invention employ one or more phosphates and one or more phosphonates at a ratio that reduces or minimizes corrosion of an applied color design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Leon Herdt, Gerald Kurt Wichmann, David Arnold Halsrud, Michel Marie Lawrence, Richard Eugene Steindorf
  • Patent number: 6825157
    Abstract: A method for providing enhanced suds volume and suds duration in dishwashing using liquid detergent compositions comprising a polymeric material which is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender, said compositions having increased effectiveness for preventing re-deposition of grease during hand washing are provided. The polymeric material which are suitable as suds volume and suds endurance enhancers comprise an effective amount of a quaternary nitrogen-containing monomeric unit and/or zwitterionic monomeric unit-containing polymeric suds enhancer comprise: i) units capable of having a cationic charge at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; provided that said suds enhancer has an average cationic charge density of 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jean-Francois Bodet, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Vance Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6815406
    Abstract: A liquid dish cleaning composition with desirable cleansing properties comprising two C8-18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate surfactants, two anionic surfactant, an amine oxide surfactant, an acid and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Gregory Szewczyk
  • Patent number: 6794352
    Abstract: A restaurant cleaning towel made from a substrate such as a woven, nonwoven, or knit fabric. A sanitizer release polymer composition comprising at least one cationic (or alternatively, nonionic) surfactant is bound to the surface of the towel. Preferably, the cationic surfactant is present in the sanitizer release polymer composition in an amount of about 1 to about 10 weight percent, based on a total weight of the composition. The composition may also include at least one nonionic co-surfactant in combination with the cationic surfactant. The towel also includes a color label on its surface to identify the area of the restaurant in which the cleaning towel is to be utilized. The towel may optionally include an international icon, a tactile label, and/or a label in a plurality of languages identifying the area where the towel is to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Svendsen
  • Patent number: 6774095
    Abstract: Disclosed is a detergent composition characterized by low skin irritation, good foamability, easy handling at the time of manufacture, and excellent stability when stored as a product. The detergent composition is a composition which contains a specific amount of (A) a specific amide alcohol and (B) at least one surfactant selected from an anionic surfactant, a nonionic surfactant, and an amphoteric surfactant, wherein the pH (25° C.) of the 20-fold diluted aqueous solution of the composition is 4.5 to 6.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Chikako Matsumoto, Keiko Hasebe, Takaya Sakai, Makoto Kubo
  • Patent number: 6767410
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a water-soluble or water-dispersible copolymer comprising, in the form of polymerized units: (a) at least one monomer compound of general formula I: (b) at least one hydrophilic monomer bearing a function of acidic nature which is copolymerizable with (a) and capable of ionizing in the application medium, (c) optionally, at least one hydrophilic monomer compound containing ethylenic unsaturation and of neutral charge, bearing one or more hydrophilic groups, which is copolymerizable with (a) and (b), the a/b molar ratio being between 60/40 and 5/95, to give a hard surface hydrophilic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Eric Aubay, Dominic Yeung
  • Patent number: 6767878
    Abstract: A light duty liquid detergent with desirable cleansing properties to the human skin and dishes comprising a C8-18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate anionic surfactant, a sulfonate anionic surfactant, an alkyl polyglucoside surfactant, an amine oxide, solid particles, a 3-D structuring agent which is a particles suspending system and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Marc Paye, Louis Oldenhove, Christine Toussaint, Karen Wisniewski, Barbara Thomas
  • Patent number: 6765024
    Abstract: Phase stables, pumpable, liquid, high solids, aqueous monoalkanolamide surfactant emulsions are disclosed for use as cold mixable monoalkanolamide delivery systems for separately prepared aqueous formulations containing at least one principal surfactant. The monoalkanolamide surfactant emulsions comprise at least one monoalkanolamide characterized in its unemulsified form by having an amide content of at least about 85% and by being substantially solid and water insoluble at a temperature below about 30° C., and at least one monoalkanolamide emulsifying surfactant and, surprisingly, remain homogeneous, pourable, and pumpable at a total solids content of at least 20 weight percent at a temperature in the range of about zero° C. to about 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: McIntyre Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Gray, Eugene D'Aversa
  • Patent number: 6740627
    Abstract: Disclosed are detergent compositions comprising organic diamines, anionic surfacants and amphoteric surfactants including amine oxide for hand dishwashing which, by incorporating certain organic solvents, results in a liquid dishwashing detergent composition that is not only a more effective cleaning agent, but also offers improved physical and enzymatic stability and more convenient rheology and handling characteristics than typical liquid dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joanna Margaret Clarke, Garry Kenneth Embleton, Howard David Hutton, Mark Leslie Kacher, John David Sadler, Deborah Pancheri Wallace
  • Patent number: 6730654
    Abstract: Antimicrobial, hard surface cleaning compositions that effectively clean and reduce microorganisms on a surface without resulting in unacceptable filming and/or streaking residue on the surface, generally comprise (a) cationic antimicrobial active; (b) nitrogen-containing polymer; and (c) surfactant. Preferred antimicrobial, hard surface cleaning compositions for use in no-rinse cleaning methods comprise (a) from about 0.001% to about 0.5%, by weight of the composition, of surfactant; (b) cationic antimicrobial active; and (c) nitrogen-containing polymer. Methods of cleaning and reducing microorganisms on hard surfaces comprises contacting the surfaces with such compositions and preferably allowing the compositions to dry on the surface without rinsing the composition from the surface using water or other rinsing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Allen Godfroid, Christopher James Binski, Joseph Paul Morelli
  • Patent number: 6710023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hand dishwashing detergent compositions containing polyamines. More particularly, the invention is directed to detergent compositions for hand dishwashing which has improved grease removal performance and benefits in sudsing in soft water. The detergents of this invention also have improved low temperature stability properties and dissolution properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Bodet, William Michael Scheper, Janice Lee Oglesby, Bruce Prentiss Murch, Mark Leslie Kacher
  • Patent number: 6693070
    Abstract: Hard surface cleaning and disinfecting compositions comprise a synergistic combination of a quaternary ammonium germicide and an alkoxylated quaternary ammonium compound. Optional ingredients include additional detersive surfactants and/or organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Tak Wai Cheung, Dennis Thomas Smialowicz
  • Patent number: 6683036
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition for removing cooked-, baked- or burnt-on soils from cookware and tableware, the composition comprising an organoamine solvent and wherein the composition has a liquid surface tension of less than about 24.5 mN/m and a pH, as measured in a 10% solution in distilled water, or least than 10.5. The composition can be used as pre-treatment prior to the dishwashing process. The composition provides excellent removal of polymerized grease from metal and glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Peter Robert Foley, Howard David Hutton, III, Carl-Eric Kaiser, Yong Zhu, Lucio Pieroni, Brian Xiaqing Song
  • Patent number: 6683033
    Abstract: A concentrated aqueous betaine surfactant composition consisting essentially of a betaine compound and from 0.5 to 3.5 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition, of at least one fluidizing additive selected from the group consisting of (i) a fatty acid dimer composition and (ii) phosphoric esters of fatty alcohols or polyethoxylated fatty alcohols, the composition containing a solid content of at least 40 wt %, said composition having a reduced viscosity and a low gel point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Josep María González, María José Bermejo, Rosa María Barceló, Josep Vilaret, Nuria Siscart
  • Patent number: 6667289
    Abstract: Aqueous based cleaning compositions simultaneously featuring low residue deposition, sanitization and/or disinfecting of treated hard surfaces, and good cleaning characteristics are provided. The compositions include the following ingredients: (a) a quaternary ammonium surfactant compound having germicidal properties; (b) a surfactant system which includes at least one amine oxide surfactant and at least one further surfactant selected from carboxylates and N-acyl amino acid surfactants; (c) a solvent system containing an alkylene glycol ether solvent further with a C1-C6 alcohol; (d) an alkalizing agent; and (e) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Allen Harrison, Jeanne Marie Weller, Ann Marie Lynch
  • Patent number: 6667287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a toilet bowl light duty liquid cleaning composition containing at least one surfactant, a disinfecting agent, a polymeric viscosity modifier and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Harry Aszman, Alison Kugler
  • Patent number: 6667290
    Abstract: An article for sanitizing a surface with a sanitizing solution while maintaining the concentration level of a sanitizer in the sanitizing solution at an effective concentration level. A substrate that absorbs and holds the sanitizing solution is treated with a sanitizer release polymer composition. The substrate may be a woven, nonwoven, or knit fabric, a foam or sponge, or the like. The sanitizer release polymer composition may include a cationic or nonionic surfactant or binder that is operable to maintain the concentration level of the sanitizer at the effective level during prolonged periods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Svendsen
  • Patent number: 6660706
    Abstract: Multipurpose cleaners are comprised of an alkoxylated carboxylic acid ester corresponding to the formula (I): wherein R1CO is an aliphatic acyl group, AlkO is CH2CH2O, CHCH3CH2O, CH2CHCH3O, or a combination thereof, n is a number from 1 to 20 and R2 is an aliphatic alkyl group, and a betaine, an amine oxide or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rita Koester, Ansgar Behler, Karl-Heinz Schmid, Michael Neuss
  • Patent number: 6656900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for using amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers (enhancers) to increase the suds and/or foam volume and suds and/or foam retention in suds-forming and/or foam-forming compositions comprising such amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers. Suitable suds-forming and/or foam-forming compositions comprise one or more amine oxide monomer-containing polymeric suds enhancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jean-Francois Bodet, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Vance Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6645925
    Abstract: Liquid detergent compositions comprising a polymeric material which is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender, said compositions having increased effectiveness for preventing re-deposition of grease during hand washing are provided. The polymeric material which are suitable as suds volume and suds endurance enhancers comprise an effective amount of a quaternary nitrogen-containing monomeric unit and/or zwitterionic monomeric unit-containing polymeric suds enhancer comprise: i) units capable of having a cationic charge at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; provided that said suds enhancer has an average cationic charge density of 2.8 or less units per 100 daltons molecular weight at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; b) an effective amount of a detersive surfactant; and c) the balance carriers and other adjunct ingredients; provided that a 10% aqueous solution of said detergent composition has a pH of from about 4 to about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Jean-Francois Bodet, Bernard William Kluesener, William Michael Scheper, Dominic Wai-Kwing Yeung, Vance Bergeron
  • Patent number: 6630434
    Abstract: A low viscosity aqueous cleaning composition provides increasing viscosity upon dilution which provides a high viscosity diluted cleaning composition having solvents compatible with the rod micelle thickener and the cleaning system that clings for an extended period of time in a thickened form containing cleaning system ingredients that can penetrate and remove hard baked-on soils on vertical surfaces in cleaning units. The composition contains active cleaning ingredients (acid, alkaline and enzyme) that, in combination with thickening systems, provide the useful properties. The thickened materials can be applied on cold or hot surfaces and can successfully penetrate, soften and remove baked-on food soil on a variety of surfaces including oven walls, doors and grills, baking dishes, utensils, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Besse, Richard O. Ruhr, Gerald K. Wichmann, Timothy A. Gutzmann
  • Patent number: 6624126
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing (A) an anionic surfactant, (B) an antibacterial agent, and (C) a glyceryl ether having a C4-12 alkyl or alkenyl group. The compositions are excellent in detergency and quick foaming properties, have high antibacterial action and bring about sufficient antipruritic and deodorant effects on the scalp or body and antidandruff effects on the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kennichi Kasuga, Tetsuya Miyajima
  • Patent number: 6602836
    Abstract: Detergent formulations containing cationic bleaching agents and water-soluble polymers having cationic groups improve tea stain removal in machine dishwashing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, a division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Chiou, Naresh Dhirajlal Ghatlia, John Richard Nicholson, Bozena Marianna Piatek
  • Patent number: 6602838
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition containing: (a) an alkoxylated carboxylic acid ester; and (b) a surfactant selected from the group consisting of an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rita Koester, Ansgar Behler, Michael Neuss, Karl-Heinz Schmid, Michael Elsner
  • Patent number: 6589926
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing low molecular weight organic diamines are provided. More particularly, detergent compositions for hand dishwashing which have improved grease removal performance and benefits in sudsing are provided. Further, such detergent compositions have improved low temperature stability properties and dissolution properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2003
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Phillip Kyle Vinson, Janice Lee Oglesby, William Michael Scheper, Chandrika Kasturi, Kofi Ofosu-Asante, Joanna Margaret Clarke, Robert Owens, Artemio Castro, Garry Kenneth Embleton
  • Patent number: 6559116
    Abstract: Antimicrobial, hard surface cleaning compositions that effectively clean and reduce microorganisms on a surface without resulting in unacceptable filming and/or streaking residue on the surface, generally comprise (a) cationic antimicrobial active; (b) nitrogen-containing polymer; and (c) surfactant. Preferred antimicrobial, hard surface cleaning compositions for use in no-rinse cleaning methods comprise (a) from about 0.001% to about 0.5%, by weight of the composition, of surfactant; (b) cationic antimicrobial active; and (c) nitrogen-containing polymer. Methods of cleaning and reducing microorganisms on hard surfaces comprises contacting the surfaces with such compositions and preferably allowing the compositions to dry on the surface without rinsing the composition from the surface using water or other rinsing solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Allen Godfroid, Christopher James Binski, Joseph Paul Morelli
  • Patent number: 6551971
    Abstract: A detergent composition contains the following components (a) and (b): (a) an amphoteric surfactant 2 to 35 wt. %, (b) a compound which is other than the component (a) 6 to 40 wt. %. and contains, in its molecule, a carboxyl group and an amino group or a quaternary ammonium group This composition is easily thickened without using a thickener, and has excellent temperature stability and washing with it imparts the skin with good touch feeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka Inaba, Hideyuki Hanazawa
  • Patent number: 6528478
    Abstract: To provide a cleaner composition suitable for removing oxidized grease stains adhering to the surface of floor, wall and cooking instruments in the kitchen. A cleaner composition is constructed to have the concentrated form and comprise a water-insoluble organic solvent, amines and a nonionic amine oxide-based surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Takatushi Totoki
  • Patent number: 6521577
    Abstract: Hand dishwashing compositions comprising a low molecular weight organic diamine having a pK1 and a pK2 value in the range of from 8 10 11.5, an anionic surfactant, an amine oxide, and magnesium ions, said magnesium being present at an equimolar or less than equimolar amount of said diamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kofi Ofosu-Asante, Joanna Margaret Clarke, Robert Owens, Artemio Castro, Gary Kenneth Embleton
  • Patent number: 6500791
    Abstract: Dialkyl quats useful in personal care products are described. These quats are produced from fatty acids at least 30% by weight of which are C-20 in length or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Croda Inc.
    Inventors: Abel G. Pereira, Helena S. Barinova
  • Patent number: 6492314
    Abstract: A light duty, liquid comprising: a C8-C18 ethoxylated alkyl ether sulfate surfactant, a magnesium salt of a C8-C18 linear alkyl benzene sulfonate, a sodium salt of a C8-C18 linear alkyl benzene sulfonate, a C12 and C14alkyl amido propyl dimethyl, an amine oxide, a polyalkylglucoside, a perfume and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Co
    Inventors: Gary Jakubicki, Gregory Szewczyk