For Textile Material (e.g., Laundry Detergent, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/276)
  • Patent number: 11505768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a spray-dried laundry detergent particle, wherein the process includes the step of contacting water-insoluble silicate salt to monomeric organic carboxylic acid in an aqueous mixture, wherein the aqueous mixture has a pH of 4.2 or less, wherein the aqueous mixture includes detersive surfactant, wherein the aqueous mixture is substantially free of carbonate salt, wherein the water-insoluble silicate salt reacts with the monomeric organic carboxylic acid to form silica, wherein the aqueous mixture is spray-dried to form a spray-dried laundry detergent particle, wherein the particle comprises: detersive surfactant; monomeric organic carboxylic acid; and silica, wherein the particle is substantially free of carbonate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Rodel Mabilangan Caragay, Hossam Hassan Tantawy
  • Patent number: 11447726
    Abstract: Detergent compositions having surfactant systems that include alkyl ethoxylated sulfate surfactant (AES) and linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant (LAS). Methods of treating fabric with such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sarah Ann Delaney, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Meg Elizabeth Hall, Cheyne Thomas
  • Patent number: 11434452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of substituted bis-4H-pyranonyl compounds in which the 4H-pyranonyl units are combined with heteroalkyl groups, in detergents and cleaning agents, for improving detergent or cleaning performance with respect to bleachable stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Christian Kropf, Sascha Schaefer, Christian Umbreit, Alexander Schulz, Michael Strotz, Thomas J. J. Mueller, Bernhard Mayer, Melanie Denissen
  • Patent number: 11352589
    Abstract: An enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymer compositions is provided. The enzymatically produced ?-glucan oligomer/polymers can be derivatized into ?-glucan ether compounds. The ?-glucan oligomers/polymers and the corresponding ?-glucan ethers are cellulose and/or protease resistant, making them suitable for use in fabric care and laundry care applications. Methods for the production and use of the present compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NUTRITION & BIOSCIENCES USA 4, INC.
    Inventors: Robert DiCosimo, Qiong Cheng, Rakesh Nambiar, Jayme L. Paullin, Mark Payne, Zheng You
  • Patent number: 11339357
    Abstract: Linen treatment compositions and linen processes are disclosed which help to prevent iron deposition from wash water, and/or redeposition after iron containing stain (such as blood) removal by alkaline detergents. The linen treatment composition is a combination of a hydroxycarboxylic acid and an acid source, which may be organic or inorganic. The invention provides for effective iron control in a phosphorus-free formula that is also free of toxic or hazardous chemicals and includes sustainable, environmentally friendly ingredients, while still providing effective iron control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sukhwan Soontravanich, Stephan Hubig, Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 11274267
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to cleaning compositions and, more specifically, to cleaning compositions containing an etheramine that is suitable for removal of stains from soiled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Karie Marie Henke, Gayle Marie Frankenbach, J. Frank Nash, Jr., Michael Patrick Hayes, Manuel G. Venegas, Bjoern Ludolph, Sophia Rosa Ebert, Christian Eidamshaus, Jan Richard Davis, Neil Thomas Fairweather
  • Patent number: 11268047
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to cleaning compositions and, more specifically, to cleaning compositions containing an etheramine that is suitable for removal of stains from soiled materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Karie Marie Henke, J. Frank Nash, Jr., Michael Patrick Hayes, Bjoern Ludolph, Sophia Rosa Ebert, Christian Eidamhaus
  • Patent number: 11185486
    Abstract: Rinse-off cleansing compositions can include surfactant, perfume, solvent, thickener, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelsey Marie Smyth, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 11136534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thickener preparable by a process which comprises obtaining a cationic polymer by inverse emulsion polymerization of a) at least one water-soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprising at least one cationic monomer, optionally at least one anionic monomer and/or optionally at least one nonionic monomer, b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated associative monomer, c) optionally at least one crosslinker, d) optionally at least one chain transfer agent, the temperature being kept constant during the inverse emulsion polymerization and being at least 40° C., preferably 50 to 90° C., and after the inverse emulsion polymerization has ended, activator being added to obtain the thickener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Reinhold J. Leyrer, Christofer Arisandy, Ouidad Benlahmar
  • Patent number: 11015146
    Abstract: The invention includes ware detergent compositions which prevent buildup of precipitates and also surprisingly provides significant metal protection of items exposed to alkaline detergent composition. According to the invention alkaline ware detergents may include an effective amount of amino carboxylate. Surprisingly, detergents which included amino carboxylate also provided significant metal protection against corrosion, even when traditional corrosion inhibiting components are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Maureen Sanders, Andrew M. Jensen, Kristopher Hodgson
  • Patent number: 11006629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antimicrobial, disinfecting, and wound healing compositions and methods for producing and using the same. The compositions may comprise one or more of a peracid, a hydroperoxide, a bis(hydroperoxide), or an epoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARMIS BIOPHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Ed Neas, Scott Noblitt
  • Patent number: 10947482
    Abstract: A structured detergent composition has a yield stress point and includes a surfactant component present in an amount of from about 5 to about 50 weight percent actives, water present in a total amount of from about 40 to about 90 weight percent, and a smectite clay present in an amount of from about 0.2 to about 3 weight percent actives, each based on a total weight of the composition. The composition is formed by combining water and a smectite clay to form a mixture, applying shear to the mixture, combining the sheared mixture with an acidic surfactant, adding an acid to the combination of the sheared mixture and the acidic surfactant, then adding a base and a buffer. The method also includes the step of adding additional surfactants, wherein the combination of the acidic surfactant and the additional surfactants make up the surfactant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Sofia S. Christakos, Calogero A. Distefano, Michelle A. Piombino
  • Patent number: 10808075
    Abstract: Provided herein are polymers obtainable by a process including the steps a) and b) described below. In Step a) at least one component a1) is condensed to obtain a polyether having remaining hydroxyl groups. Component a1) is at least one component selected from N-(hydroxyalkyl) amins according to formula (Ia) and/or (Ib) as defined below. Besides component a1), further components can be present in the condensation step a). In step b) a part of the remaining hydroxyl groups are reacted with at least one alkylene oxide. The alkoxylation according to step b) is carried out in a substoichiometric way. The ratio of i) the alkylene oxide versus ii) the sum of the amount of the remaining hydroxyl groups is >0:1 to <1:1 [mol/mol]. Further provided herein is a process for preparing such polymers and derivatives of the polymers by quaternization, protonation, sulphation and/or phosphation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Bjoern Ludolph, Steffen Maas, Sophia Ebert, Patrick Delplancke, Frank Huelskoetter
  • Patent number: 10752801
    Abstract: A polyaddition compound and/or a salt thereof is obtainable by the reaction of epoxy resin based on at least one diglycidyl ether of Formula (I) wherein R=a divalent aliphatic or monocyclic aromatic or bicyclic aromatic radical or mixtures thereof; with at least one polyether alcohol of Formula (II) R1-[OEt]n-[OPr]m-[OBu]s-[OSO]r-OH??Formula (II) wherein R1=independently identical or different, linear or branched, optionally aromatic hydrocarbyl radicals having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, [OEt]=ethylene oxide radical, [OPr]=propylene oxide radical, [OBu]=butylene oxide radical, [OSO]=styrene oxide radical, n=0 to 100, m=0 to 50, s=0 to 20, and r=0 to 3, with the proviso that n+m+s+r=3-103, and with at least one compound containing at least one functional group selected from sulfate groups, sulfonate groups, carboxylate groups and phosphate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Favresse, Manuela Grewing, Frank Kleinsteinberg, Sandra Roediger, Birgit Flock
  • Patent number: 10731108
    Abstract: A process of making a liquid detergent composition includes the steps of providing a manufacturing line that includes, in series and in fluid communication, an upstream region, a confluence region, and a downstream region; providing a liquid base composition at the upstream region, where the liquid base composition includes at least one surfactant and at least one detergent adjunct; and combining the liquid base composition with a zwitterionic surfactant, such as amine oxide, in the confluence region, resulting in a detergent composition at the downstream region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Cincinnati
    Inventors: Douglas James Wildemuth, Jeffrey Frank Omnitz
  • Patent number: 10647947
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a detergent comprising a polypeptide having galactanase activity. It further concerns a laundering method and the use of galactanases. The present invention further relates to polypeptides having galactanase activity, nucleotides encoding the polypeptide, as well as methods of producing the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Lilian Eva Tang Baltsen, Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Klaus Gori, Lars Kobberoe Skov
  • Patent number: 10640914
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for decolorization of a dye-colored synthetic polymer, which includes the steps of treating a dye-colored synthetic polymer, such as polyester, with a treatment composition at pH 6 or less, the treatment composition comprising sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, water, and a ketone. The resulting decolorized synthetic polymer is then separated from the treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: David Hinks, Guan Wang, Xiuzhu Fei, Harold Freeman
  • Patent number: 10604723
    Abstract: A fabric care composition comprising a modified carbohydrate polymer having quaternary ammonium groups having at least one C8-C22 alkyl or alkenyl group. The modified carbohydrate polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of at least 500,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Josephine Eldredge, John Hayes, Emmett M. Partain, III, Jan E. Shulman, Jennifer J. Todd
  • Patent number: 10555884
    Abstract: A deodorant stick having a substituted or unsubstituted 2-pyridinol-N-oxide material and at least one material selected from the group consisting of hexamidine, magnesium carbonate, zinc carbonate, thymol, magnesium hydroxide, dead sea salt, calcium carbonate, polyvinyl formate, salycilic acid, niacinamide, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: David Arthur Sturgis, Stevan David Jones
  • Patent number: 10457893
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process of washing fabrics where the fabrics have a softening active deposited thereon. It also relates to the use of a liquid laundry detergent composition used in the described process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Colin Ure, Alan Thomas Brooker, Samantha Jane Martell
  • Patent number: 10398142
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an antimicrobial composition including a polycationic amphiphile compound, and the method of making and the method of using such a compound or composition. The compound having the formula R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R10, or R11 is H or a C1-12 alkyl unsubstituted or optionally substituted with a functional group such as —OH, —OR?, —NH2, —NHR?, —NR?2, —N—C(O)R?, —N—C(O)CR??CR?, —SH, —SR?, —O—C(O)R?, —C(O)R?, —CF3, —OCF3, halogen, benzyl, o-vinylbenzyl, m-vinylbenzyl, p-vinylbenzyl, phenyl, allyl, and substituted allyl. R7, R8 or R9 is a C1-12 alkyl unsubstituted or optionally substituted with a functional group such as —OH, —OR?, —NH2, —NHR?, —SH, —SR?, —O—C(O)R?, —C(O)R?, —CF3, and —OCF3. R? is H or a C1-4 alkyl. X or Y is a halogen. m and n are integers in the range from 1 to 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Villanova University
    Inventors: William Wuest, Kevin Patrick Minbiole
  • Patent number: 10385296
    Abstract: Methods relating to making product compositions that include encapsulates, borate compounds, and a cationic polysaccharide, where the encapsulates include polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Compositions made from such methods. Encapsulate slurries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xinbei Song, Johan Smets, Pascale Claire Annick Vansteenwinckel, Jeffrey John Scheibel
  • Patent number: 10385297
    Abstract: Methods relating to making product compositions that include encapsulates and borate compounds, where the encapsulates include polyvinyl alcohol polymer. Compositions made from such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xinbei Song, Douglas James Wildemuth, Corey James Kenneally, Pierre Verstraete, Oliver Fasbender
  • Patent number: 10280385
    Abstract: The cleaning agent composition for hard surface contains at least one kind of carboxylic acid compound selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic monocarboxylic acid, a polycarboxylic acid, and any neutralized salt of these, a specific first alkyleneoxy group-containing compound, a specific second alkyleneoxy group-containing compound, and a specific oxypropylene group-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Nakajima, Masahiko Shimakawa, Fumitaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10266649
    Abstract: Described herein are substituted polyetheramines with a low melting point which are obtainable by condensation of at least two N-(hydroxyalkyl)amines to obtain a polyetheramine and subsequent reaction of at least one remaining hydroxy group and/or, if present, at least one secondary amino group of said polyetheramine with ethylene oxide and at least one further alkylene oxide to obtain a substituted polyetheramine. Uses of such substituted polyetheramines in fields of cosmetic formulations, as crude oil emulsion brakers, in pigment dispersions of ink jets, in electro paintings, or in cementitious compositions as well as methods wherein said substituted polyetheramines are used in said fields are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Bjoern Ludolph, Brian J. Loughnane
  • Patent number: 10214709
    Abstract: An oxygen-based cleaning composition, comprises a cleaning formulation in powder form, wherein the cleaning formulation includes a hydrogen peroxide addition compound layer comprising a hydrogen peroxide addition compound powder for producing hydrogen peroxide, a surfactant layer formed by coating an outer surface of the hydrogen peroxide addition compound layer with a liquid surfactant, and a saponin layer formed by coating an outer surface of the surfactant layer with a saponin powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jeong Yup Kim
  • Patent number: 10053654
    Abstract: A solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition including: (a) from 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % hueing agent particle comprising: (i) from 2 wt % to 10 wt % hueing agent; and (ii) from 60 wt % to 98 wt % clay; and (b) from 0.5 wt % to 20 wt % ethoxylated alkyl sulphate particle including: (i) from 40 wt % to 60 wt % partially ethoxylated alkyl sulphate anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 20 wt % to 50 wt % salt; and (iii) from 10 wt % to 30 wt % silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre Chieffi, Jill Robyn Dorgan, Anthony McMeekin, Alan Thomas Brooker, Carly Pickering, Paul Anthony Gould, William Alexander Caufield, Laura Judith Smalley, Michael Richard Irvine
  • Patent number: 9994800
    Abstract: The present composition relates to fabric care compositions comprising an organosiloxane polymer. Methods of using such compositions including contacting a fabric with the composition and rinsing the fabric are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Bernard William Kluesener, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Rachel Morgan Clayton
  • Patent number: 9957466
    Abstract: A solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition including: (a) from 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % polymer particle comprising: (i) from 70 wt % to 90 wt % co-polymer and (ii) from 10 wt % to 30 wt % salt; and (b) from 35 wt % to 80 wt % spray-dried particle including: (i) from 8 wt % to 24 wt % alkyl benzene sulphonate anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 5 w % to 18 wt % silicate salt; (iii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % sodium carbonate; and (iv) from 0 wt % to 5 wt % carboxylate polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Adam Porter, Andre Chieffi, Jill Robyn Dorgan, Anthony McMeekin, Paul Anthony Gould
  • Patent number: 9957470
    Abstract: A solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition comprising: (a) from 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % hueing agent particle comprising: (i) from 2 wt % to 10 wt % hueing agent, wherein the hueing agent has the following structure: wherein: R1 and R2 are independently selected from H; alkyl; alkoxy; alkyleneoxy; alkyl capped alkyleneoxy; urea; and amido; R3 is a substituted aryl group; X is a substituted group comprising sulfonamide moiety; and (ii) from 60 wt % to 98 wt % clay; and (b) from 35 wt % to 80 wt % spray-dried particle comprising: (a) from 8 wt % to 24 wt % alkyl benzene sulphonate anionic detersive surfactant; (b) from 5w % to 18 wt % silicate salt; (c) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % sodium carbonate; and (d) from 0 wt % to 5 wt % carboxylate polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Adam Porter, Andre Chieffi, Jill Robyn Dorgan, Anthony McMeekin, Paul Anthony Gould, William Alexander Caufield
  • Patent number: 9951296
    Abstract: A solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition including: (a) from 0.5 wt % to 20 wt % ethoxylated alkyl sulphate particle including: (i) from 40 wt % to 60 wt % partially ethoxylated alkyl sulphate anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 20 wt % to 50 wt % salt; and (iii) from 10 wt % to 30 wt % silica; and (b) from 0.01 wt % to 2 wt % perfume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andrew Richard Constable, Andre Chieffi, Jonathan Richard Clare, Alan Thomas Brooker, Carly Pickering, Paul Anthony Gould
  • Patent number: 9951301
    Abstract: A solid free-flowing particulate laundry detergent composition comprising: (a) from 0.1 wt % to 5 wt % hueing agent particle comprising: (i) from 2 wt % to 10 wt % hueing agent, wherein the hueing agent has the following structure: wherein: R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of: H; alkyl; alkoxy; alkyleneoxy; alkyl capped alkyleneoxy; urea; and amido; R3 is a substituted aryl group; X is a substituted group comprising sulfonamide moiety, and wherein the substituent group comprises at least one alkyleneoxy chain that comprises an average molar distribution of at least four alkyleneoxy moieties; and (ii) from 60 wt % to 98 wt % clay; and (b) from 0.5 wt % to 20 wt % ethoxylated alkyl sulphate particle including: (i) from 40 wt % to 60 wt % partially ethoxylated alkyl sulphate anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 20 wt % to 50 wt % salt; and (iii) from 10 wt % to 30 wt % silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre Chieffi, Jill Robyn Dorgan, Anthony McMeekin, Alan Thomas Brooker, Carly Pickering, Paul Anthony Gould, William Alexander Caufield
  • Patent number: 9939630
    Abstract: An electrowetting optical device having a non-aqueous conductive liquid and a non-conductive liquid, the liquids being non-miscible, and a dielectric enclosure on which both liquids are in contact and form a triple interface. The non-aqueous conductive liquid includes a non-ionic polar organic solvent, and at least 2 weight % of a first compound, where the first compound is non-aqueous and is either ionic or non-ionic. If the first compound is non-ionic, the first compound is more polar than the solvent, the polarity of the non-ionic first compound being measured by Hansen parameters, a sum of the Hansen parameter for polarity (?p) and of the Hansen parameter for hydrogen bonding (?h) being higher than the sum of the corresponding Hansen parameters of the non-ionic polar organic solvent, and the non-aqueous conductive liquid having an ionic second compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PARROT DRONES
    Inventors: Benjamin Burger, Stéphanie Chevalliot, Géraldine Malet
  • Patent number: 9918921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of shaping a fibrous material and treatment compositions therefor. The method comprises providing a treatment composition comprising an active agent and a photocatalyst, applying the treatment composition to the fibrous material to form a treated fibrous material, mechanically shaping the treated fibrous material, and exposing the treated fibrous material to electromagnetic radiation. The treatment composition comprises an active agent, wherein the active agent comprises a sugar; and a photocatalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jamie Angel Reed, Stevan A Samuel, Randy Purnell Washington, Alan David Willey
  • Patent number: 9809784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent or cleaning composition, preferably a liquid laundry detergent composition, comprising a sulfonate group-containing copolymer, which is useful in improving anti-soil redeposition in high water hardness conditions and whiteness maintenance benefit of such detergent or cleaning composition. Processes for making and methods of using the detergent or cleaning composition are also encompassed by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xiaoli Wang, Xianling Zhai, Peng Qin, Xiaoyan Liu, Akiko Hemmi, Hirotaka Mizoguchi, Rika Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9775342
    Abstract: Disclosed is a powdery pesticidal composition which comprises a mixture of a coated pesticide comprising a powdery pesticide coated with a thermosetting resin and having a volume median diameter of 10 to 150 ?m and a calcium carbonate micropowder having a bulk density of 0.6 g/ml or less, wherein the weight-based ratio of the coated pesticide to the calcium carbonate micropowder is 100:1 to 100:30. The powdery pesticidal composition has good fluidability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takatoshi Terada, Manabu Tagami
  • Patent number: 9738594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a salt of glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid (GLDA) of the formula GLDA-YmHn, wherein m is equal to or more than 0.5 and lower than or equal to 2.5, n+m=4, and wherein Y is a monovalent cation that is not a proton, comprising L-GLDA-YmHn to D-GLDA-YmHn in a range between 100:0 and 50:50 (L:D), characterized in that the salt is crystalline, a process to make such crystalline salt, and to uses of such salt, such as, in particular, in detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Roy Gérard Doppen, Martin Heus, Cornelis Elizabeth Johannus Van Lare
  • Patent number: 9587209
    Abstract: The need for a structurant premix that provides improved structuring of liquid compositions, while exhibiting less performance variation due to process variation or variation in ingredient levels, that is also particularly suitable for low water liquid compositions, is met through the use of an aqueous structuring premix comprising long threads of non-polymeric, crystalline, hydroxyl-containing structuring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Niels De Meirleir, Walter August Maria Broeckx, Linda Pellens
  • Patent number: 9518246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaners for hard surfaces which comprise surfactants and also phosphoric acid esters of a polyether-modified alkyl alcohol, and to the method of use thereof for cleaning hard surfaces and for generating shine on a hard surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Kaoru Tachikawa, Kerstin Ziganke, Stefan Karsten
  • Patent number: 9441129
    Abstract: An ink for inkjet recording contains water, an organic solvent, a pigment, and a compound represented by the following Chemical formula 1: In Chemical formula 1, M+'s each, independently represent protons, cations of alkali metals, ammonium ions, or organic ammonium ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Katoh, Mitsuru Naruse, Masayasu Nonogaki, Akihiko Matsuyama, Kazukiyo Nagai, Yuusuke Koizuka
  • Patent number: 9404066
    Abstract: The present invention improves dye transfer inhibition in the washing of textiles by the use of urea derivatives comprising sulfonic or carboxylic acid groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Mareile Job, Birgit Gluesen, John Taylor, Anthony Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9387417
    Abstract: Antifoam powders with delayed anti-foaming action, contain (1) 5 to 35% by weight of an anti-foaming agent which is an amino-functional organopolysiloxane and consists of at least one siloxane unit of the formula R a 1 ? Q b ? SiO 4 - ( a + b ) 2 ( I ) and siloxane units of the general formula R c 1 ? SiO 4 - c 2 ( II ) where Q is an amino group of the general formula —R2—[NR3—(CH2)m—]xNR4R5??(III) or forms thereof with partial or full protonation on the nitrogen atoms, (2) 65 to 95% by weight of a carrier material selected from the group of sodium carbonate, sodium sulphate, aluminium silicate, potassium carbonate, potassium sulphate, sodium hydrogencarbonate, potassium hydrogencarbonate, zeolites, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Markus Merget, Richard Becker
  • Patent number: 9334468
    Abstract: A granular washing, cleaning or treatment agent additive, comprising 5 to 90 wt % of a particulate carrier material having an oil absorption capacity of at least 100 ml/100 g and 10 to 80 wt % of capsules in which one or more beneficial agents are enclosed, can be produced in that the particulate carrier material is fluidized, a pourable capsule preparation is applied to the carrier material, and the mixture thus obtained is granulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Mario Sturm, Tobias Segler, Andreas Bauer, Walter Heberlein, Franz Pfeifer, Matthias Luecken
  • Patent number: 9233353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a carrier system for fragrances, to the production thereof and to the use of the carrier system in various fields of industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Laubender, Ouidad Benlahmar, Roland Ettl
  • Patent number: 9133420
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for cleaning medical and dental instruments. The disclosed compositions are preferably non-foaming or generate low foam to allow visual inspection of the cleaning process as well as safe handling of the instruments. The disclosed compositions preferably employ select proteases, a carbonate and a nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Ortmann, Katherine Vetter, Thomas R. Mohs, Anthony W. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20150148279
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of removing polymeric soils from papermaking machine surfaces including developing a solvent blend that is a solubility match for the polymeric soils as defined by a Hansen Solubility factor less than 4 for all polymeric soils, producing an aqueous cleanser comprising the solvent blend, and applying the aqueous cleanser to papermaking surfaces such that the aqueous cleanser solubilizes and removes the polymeric soils from papermaking surfaces. The solvent blend comprises at least one aromatic alcohol, at least one dibasic ester, and at least one terpene solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: DUBOIS CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Harold Laser, Brandon E. Mahler, Robert E. Ebbeler
  • Publication number: 20150148278
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and formulation for cleaning a soiled substrate, the method comprising the treatment of the moistened substrate with a formulation comprising a multiplicity of polymeric particles, wherein the formulation is free of organic solvents. Preferably, the substrate is wetted so as to achieve a substrate to water ratio of between 1:0.1 to 1:5 w/w. Optionally, the formulation additionally comprises at least one cleaning material and, in this embodiment, it is preferred that the polymeric particles are coated with the at least one cleaning material. Preferably, the cleaning material comprises a surfactant, which most preferably has detergent properties. Most preferably, the substrate comprises a textile fibre. Typically, the polymeric particles comprise particles of nylon, most preferably in the form of nylon chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Xeros Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Martin BURKINSHAW, Jane HOWROYD
  • Patent number: 9040474
    Abstract: A granulated foam control composition comprises a foam control agent based on a polydiorganosiloxane fluid, an organic additive of melting point 45?17C to 100° C. comprising a polyol ester, a water-soluble particulate inorganic carrier and a polymer having a net cationic charge. The mean number of carbon atoms in the organo groups of the polydiorganosiloxane fluid is at least 1.3. The foam control agent includes a hydrophobic filler dispersed in the polydiorganosiloxane fluid, and optionally an organosilicone resin. The polyol ester is miscible with the polydiorganosiloxane fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serge Firmin Alain Creutz, Jacqueline L'Hostis, Haiyan Song, Ming Tang, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Olivia DePaepe
  • Publication number: 20150140050
    Abstract: The application describes a process for producing microcapsules which contain a shell made of polyurea and which surround in their interior a fragrance oil core, where the shell is obtained by the reaction of two structurally different diisocyanates in emulsion form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jutta Hotz, Wolfgang Denuell
  • Publication number: 20150140311
    Abstract: A method is provided for removing a volatile organic compound (VOC) contained in an artificial leather fabric and odor caused by the volatile organic compound by coating the artificial leather fabric with an adsorbent which reacts with a noxious substance containing the volatile organic compound (VOC); and immersing; washing; and drying the reacted artificial leather fabric. The method includes coating the adsorbent and immobilizing the volatile organic compound through a reaction, to prevent volatilization of the organic compound or reduce an amount thereof. Further, after the reaction between the artificial leather fabric and the adsorbent, the artificial leather fabric is washed, to remove the volatile organic compound immobilized on a surface of the fabric from the artificial leather.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: KOLONGLOTECH. INC., HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Gun Kang, Hyun Joo Seo, Mi Jung Yun, Dae Seok Choi, Yong Tae Ha, Min Jeong Kim, Ju Ahn Kim, Ki Eop Kim, Yoon Jung Kwon, Shin Hyouk Kang