For Removing Stains Caused By Iron, Aluminum, Or Protein Containing Material (e.g., Rust, Aluminum Marks, Blood, Food, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/363)
  • Publication number: 20150141377
    Abstract: A synergistic composition comprising a THP salt and a biopenetrant, in which the biopenetrant comprises a polymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid or a copolymer of an unsaturated carboxylic acid with a sulphonic acid, said polymer or copolymer being terminated by a mono- or diphosphonated unsaturated carboxylic acid group or having such monomers incorporated into the polymer backbone. This composition acts synergistically to enhance the biocidal efficacy of the THP salt against both planktonic (free-swimming) and sessile (attached) bacteria, and also acts synergistically to enhance the efficacy of the THP salt in the dissolution of iron sulphide scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Eric TALBOT, Christopher Raymond JONES
  • Publication number: 20150133349
    Abstract: Two intermediates that have known separate efficacy for preventing scales such as calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and barite (barium sulfate) were discovered to have a synergistic effect for preventing or inhibiting silicate scaling when used together. Each of these intermediates is ineffective at preventing silicate scaling when used alone; however, when used in combination, they have a synergistic benefit. In one non-limiting embodiment the components include a polyamine phosphonate and a lysine tetra(alkylene)phosphonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: JOHNATHON L. BROOKS, Tracey Jackson
  • Patent number: 8821590
    Abstract: Liquid hydrous laundry treatment agent containing hydrogen peroxide and omega-6 fatty acid, and optionally further ingredients compatible with said components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Francesca Corbellini, Elisabeth Baumgarten, Hans Bouten, Arndt Scheidgen
  • Patent number: 8759272
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Yvonne M. Killeen, Stephen B. Christensen, Joanna A. Pham, Dawn Lock
  • Patent number: 8673834
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an iron complexing mixture and method of using same wherein beneficial performance and natural gas pipeline cleaning methods are employed. The synergistic improvement of combining two water-soluble metal complexing agents, THPS and IDS, prove to offer advantages in performance over the individual use of either chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: David O. Trahan
  • Publication number: 20140066356
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning solution having improved cleaning and descaling properties. The cleaning solution includes the following components: a first organic acid, a second organic acid, a surfactant, a solvent and a diluent. The first organic acid is a carboxylic acid, preferably lactic acid, while the second organic acid is also a carboxylic acid, preferably gluconic acid. The surfactant is selected from the group consisting of amine oxides, preferably lauramine oxide. The solvent may be an alkoxylated alcohol, preferably selected from the propylene glycol ether class of compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Jelmar, LLC
    Inventor: Rosemary Gaudreault
  • Publication number: 20140041690
    Abstract: Glycine is an organic compound that can be used in the making of a synthetic acid that obviates all the drawbacks of strong acids such as hydrochloric acid. The new compound is made by dissolving glycine in water, in a weight ratio of approximately 1:1 to 1:1.5. The solution is mixed until the glycine is essentially fully dissolved in the water. Once dissolution is complete, hydrogen chloride gas is dissolved in the solution to produce the new compound, which can be referred to as hydrogen glycine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: GREEN PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John T. MacDonald, II, John Thomas MacDonald, III
  • Patent number: 8648026
    Abstract: A composition for dissolving and/or inhibiting deposition of scale on a surface of a system comprises an acidic component, a wetting agent, and a corrosion inhibitor. The composition may further comprise water. The acidic component comprises an alkanesulfonic acid, e.g. methanesulfonic acid (MSA). The wetting agent comprises a surfactant. The corrosion inhibitor comprises an amphoteric surfactant. The alkanesulfonic acid is present in an amount of at least about 50 weight percent (wt %), the surfactant is present in an amount of from about 0.1 to about 30 wt %, and the amphoteric surfactant is present in an amount of from about 0.025 to about 20 wt %, each based on 100 wt % of the alkanesulfonic acid, the surfactant, and the amphoteric surfactant combined. A method of dissolving and/or inhibiting deposition of scale on the surface of the system comprises the step of contacting the surface of the system with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joseph P Borst, Keith Hirsch, Stephen F Gross
  • Publication number: 20130319467
    Abstract: An acidic destaining composition for removing hard water and metal stains is disclosed. The composition comprises an acid in combination with a reducing agent and may preferably be formulated as a solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Mohs, Jennifer Bergerson
  • Patent number: 8574370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one alkane sulphonic acid, with formula R—SO3H, where R represents a saturated, linear or branched hydrocarbon chain, comprising 1 to 4 atoms of carbon for removing rust from all types of surface, in particular from metal surfaces, specifically iron, steel and others. The invention also relates to a method for cleaning rust from all types of surfaces using at least one alkane sulphonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Jean-Alex Laffitte, Bernard Monguillon
  • Publication number: 20130288944
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprising 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid and a salt of ethylenediamine disuccinic acid which salt includes a counterion selected from 5 potassium, rubidium, caesium a substituted ammonium ion or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Robert Giles
  • Publication number: 20130196890
    Abstract: Provided is shelf stable, largely aqueous hard surface treatment composition which comprises at least water, at least one or more peroxygen compounds, and especially preferably wherein compositions comprise (or consist essentially of, or consist of): hydrogen peroxide, a betaine surfactant, an anionic surfactant, a water soluble or water dispersible metal salt, a chelating agent, an inorganic acid constituent, optionally a pH adjusting agent, and optionally one or more further constituents which provide a technical or aesthetic benefit to the inventive composition of which it forms a part. In preferred embodiments, the compositions are viscous, exhibiting a viscosity in the range of about 100-2000 cPs, preferably about 500-1200 cPs when measured at room temperature and exhibits a pH in the range of about 2 to about 4, preferably about 2.5-3.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER LLC
    Inventor: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
  • Publication number: 20130178407
    Abstract: A washing- or cleaning agent delivery system for washing- or cleaning agent shaped elements is described. The shaped elements are well suited for spot treatment, for example on textiles but also on hard surfaces. The shaped elements are also suitable for the preparation of washing baths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Henkel AG & KGaA
    Inventor: Henkel AG & KGaA
  • Patent number: 8361950
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Yvonne M. Killeen, Stephen B. Christensen, Joanna A. Pham, Dawn Lock
  • Publication number: 20120302485
    Abstract: A method and composition for removing stubborn stains that includes the application of a mixture comprising alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides, bleach, and water. A major advantage of the method is that the composition solution is strong enough to remove stubborn stains from soft and hard surfaces and restore original appearance and scent to old fabrics, yet sufficiently mild to not damage delicate and colored fabrics or pose a threat to the person treating the stain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Beth Chester
  • Publication number: 20120252064
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a fungal serine protease enzyme, which said enzyme has serine protease activity and comprises an amino acid sequence of Malbranchea ALKO4122 mature protease as defined in SEQ ID NO:18 or an amino acid sequence having at least 66% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:18. Also disclosed is an isolated nucleic acid molecule, comprising a polynucleotide sequence which encodes a fungal serine protease enzyme, nucleic acid sequences encoding said protease, a host cell and a process of producing a polypeptide having serine protease activity. Said protease is useful as an enzyme preparation applicable in detergent compositions and for treating fibers, wool, hair, leather, or silk, for treating food or feed, or for any applications involving modification, degradation or removal of proteinaceous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: AB ENZYMES OY
    Inventors: Leena Valtakari, Kari Juntunen, Marja Paloheimo, Pentti Ojapalo
  • Publication number: 20120230925
    Abstract: Disclosed is the use of benzotropolone derivatives of formula (1), wherein R1, R2 and R7 independently from each other are hydrogen; C1-C3alkyl; or COR8; R3 is hydrogen; or COOR9 R4 is hydrogen; or C1-C3alkyl; R5 is hydrogen; hydroxy; C1-C3-alkoxy; or -0-(CO)—R10; R6 is hydrogen; C1-C3alkyl; or COR8; or R5 and R6 together may form a five or six membered ring; or R6 and R7 together form a five or six membered ring; and R8, R9, R10 independently of each other are C1-C30alkyl; for protecting body-care and household products from photolytic and oxidative degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Wagner, Oliver Reich, Alexander Mantler, Reinhold Öhrlein, Walter Fischer, Albert Schneider
  • Patent number: 8216989
    Abstract: A composition is provided for removing protein soil and preventing redeposition of soils onto a surface. The composition includes between about 1% and about 90% by weight sugar, between about 1% and about 80% by weight alkalinity source and between about 15 and about 10% by weight surfactant composition. The sugar may be a saccharide or a non-saccharide based sugar. The composition is substantially free of phosphorus-containing compounds and includes less than about 0.05% by weight alkali earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 8192556
    Abstract: The use of complex fluoride ions of elements of groups 4, 13, or 14 of the periodic table of the chemical elements (preferably selected from complex fluoride ions of the elements B, Si, Ti, and Zr) in concentrations from 30 t 500 millimoles per liter in process solutions for pickling steel or for bleaching and/or passivating pickled surfaces of stainless steel; a process solution for pickling steel or bleaching and/or passivating pickled surfaces of stainless steel comprising: a) one or more strong acids, b) one or more oxidizing agents in the bleaching/passisvating process, c) complex fluoride ions of elements of groups 4, 13 or 14 of the periodic table of the chemical elements in concentrations from 50 to 500 mmoles per liter; replenisher or concentrate containing a combination of active substances thereof; a process for pickling steel or for brightening and/or passivating of pickled surfaces of stainless steel, wherein the surfaces are brought into contact with such a process solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel KGaA
    Inventors: Paolo Giordani, Valentino Gasparetto, Mauro Rigamonti
  • Publication number: 20120071386
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a poly quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES ALLEN HODGE, ERIN JANE DAHLQUIST, AMANDA RUTH BLATTNER
  • Publication number: 20120071385
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a primarily C12 quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES ALLEN HODGE, ERIN JANE DAHLQUIST, AMANDA RUTH BLATTNER
  • Publication number: 20110214690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of at least one alkane sulphonic acid, with formula R—SO3H, where R represents a saturated, linear or branched hydrocarbon chain, comprising 1 to 4 atoms of carbon for removing rust from all types of surface, in particular from metal surfaces, specifically iron, steel and others. The invention also relates to a method for cleaning rust from all types of surfaces using at least one alkane sulphonic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Alex Laffitte, Bernard Monguillon
  • Publication number: 20110190187
    Abstract: Organic residue remover composition useful to remove from very oily type soils to very watery contaminants from various surfaces, obtained by mixing: component (a): at least one water insoluble hydrophobic compound, component (b): at least one water soluble glycol ether, component (c): at least one water insoluble glycol ether, component (d): at least one aromatic alcohol, component (e): at least one surfactant, optionally component (f): at least one hydrotrope, and component (g): water, wherein each component or an ingredient thereof is different from the other components or ingredients thereof in the organic residue remover composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: W. M. Barr & Company
    Inventors: Charles L. Hawes, III, Dennis E. Shireman, Leonard R. Clark
  • Patent number: 7923425
    Abstract: Low-foaming industrial cleaning compositions comprising water; (A) at least one carboxylic acid; (B) one or more aromatic, water soluble or dispersible, non-ionic surfactants; and optionally, one or more of the following: (C) one or more salts of carboxylic acids selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acids that are the same as component (A), different from component (A) and mixtures thereof; and (D) an amount of hydrotrope material sufficient to produce a stable homogeneous solution or dispersion of components (A) through (C) in water; (E) a pH adjuster; (F) one or more polyhydric alcohols; and (G) one or more preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Theodore D. Held
  • Patent number: 7855171
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an iron complexing mixture and method of using same wherein beneficial performance and natural gas pipeline cleaning methods are employed. The synergistic improvement of combining two water-soluble metal complexing agents, THPS and IDS, prove to offer advantages in performance over the individual use of either chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: David O. Trahan
  • Publication number: 20100190676
    Abstract: A composition for blood-containing soils is provided. The composition is useful in warewashing, hard surface cleaning, laundry, and in cleaning medical, dental, and animal care instruments and implements. A composition of the invention comprises an iron chelant, a reducing agent, and lysing agent. Compositions of the invention may be provided in concentrated form or as ready-to-use solutions and may be provided in liquid, powder, solid, or granulated forms. Optional additional ingredients include but are not limited to surfactants, pH modifiers, viscosity modifiers, water, builders, corrosion inhibitors, threshhold agents, anti-redeposition agents, aesthetic aids, antimicrobial agents, solidification agents, and processing aids. A desirable feature of the invention lies in its ability to clean blood-containing soils at low active concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Melissa C. Meinke, Robin M. Blank, Yvonne M. Killeen, Victor F. Man, Steven E. Lentsch, Kristen A. Mills
  • Publication number: 20100152090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition containing (a) a specific compound having one alkyl group selected from a 2-ethylhexyl group, an isononyl group and an isodecyl group, (b) a surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and amphoteric surfactants, (c) a hydrophobic organic solvent that is liquid at 20° C., and (d) water in specific ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Hanai, Toshiharu Noguchi, Kazunori Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 7709435
    Abstract: There is provided an alkaline cleaning of aluminum alloy, in which the attained corrosion resistance is equal or superior to the acidic cleaning agent, and which mitigates the disadvantages of the acidic cleaning agent, such as corrosion of plant, processing of the waste liquid, and energy cost, and which attains improved productivity. The cleaning liquid from 0.5 to 40 g/L in total of one or more alkali builders selected from alkali metal hydroxide, alkali metal carbonate, inorganic alkali metal phosphate and alkali metal silicate, from 0.2 to 10 g/L of one or more of organic phosphonic acid and its salt (A), from 0.001 to 2 g/L of one or more metallic ions (B) selected from metallic ions having from 5.0 to 14.0 of stability constant with the organic phosphonic acid and its salt, and from 0.1 to 10 g/L of surfactant. Particularly, the weight ratio of (A):(B) is in a range of from 100:0.05˜20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd., Tokyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Hino, Yasuo Iino, Ryoji Morita, Akio Shimizu, Kazuhisa Masuda, Shozo Ichinose, Shozo Sakurama
  • Publication number: 20100069279
    Abstract: Compositions comprising disiloxane surfactant compositions comprising a silicone composition comprising a silicone having the formula: MM? where M=R1R2R3SiO1/2; M?=R4R5R6SiO1/2; with R1 selected from the group consisting of branched monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 3 to 6 carbon atoms and R7, where R7 has the formula: R8R9R10SiR12 with R8, R9, and R10 each independently selected from the group of monovalent hydrocarbon radicals having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms and monovalent aryl or alkaryl hydrocarbon radicals having from 6 to 13 carbon atoms and R12 is a divalent hydrocarbon radical having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from the group of from 1 to 6 carbon atom monovalent hydrocarbon radicals or R1, with R4 an alkylpolyalkyleneoxide of the general formula: R13(C2H4O)a(C3H6O)b(C4H8O)cR14 where R13 is a divalent linear or branched hydrocarbon radical having the structure: —CH2—CH(R15)(R16)dO— where R15 is H or methyl; R16 is a divalent al
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Leatherman, George A. Policello, Suresh K. Rajaramaran
  • Publication number: 20090281015
    Abstract: An aqueous, concentrated neutral detergent composition for use in cleaning medical instruments and metal components (parts, tools, utensils, vessels, equipment, and surfaces) having scale control and corrosion inhibition properties when diluted to about 1/40 ounce per gallon to about 1/10 ounce per gallon in potable water. In addition, the concentrate may be applied directly to metal surfaces, such as stainless steel, to remove rust and other stains, without causing any additional corrosion or other damage to the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventors: Ann Kneipp McRae, Jason Frank Tirey, Stavroula Maria Heintz, Nancy-Hope Elizabeth Kaiser, Kathleen A. Fix
  • Publication number: 20090281014
    Abstract: An aqueous, concentrated neutral detergent composition for use in cleaning medical instruments and metal components (parts, tools, utensils, vessels, equipment, and surfaces) having scale control and corrosion inhibition properties when diluted to about 1/40 ounce per gallon to about 1/10 ounce per gallon in potable water. In addition, the concentrate may be applied directly to metal surfaces, such as stainless steel, to remove rust and other stains, without causing any additional corrosion or other damage to the metal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: AMERICAN STERILIZED COMPANY
    Inventors: Ann Kneipp McRae, Jason Frank Tirey, Stavroula Maria Haintz, Nancy-Hope Elizabeth Kaiser, Kathleen A. Fix
  • Publication number: 20090191325
    Abstract: The invention provides a surface active ingredient composition, which includes a base liquid including water which has dispersed therein in percentages by volume: Sodium Chloride 1 to 3% Magnesium 1 to 2% Calcium 1 to 2% Potassium 1 to 2% Sulphate 1 to 2% Carbon 0.5 to 1% Nitrate 1 to 2% and Phosphate 1 to 2% sodium chloride dissolved in the base liquid; and sodium alkyl ether sulphate dissolved in the base liquid, with the portion of the base liquid to sodium chloride and sodium alkyl ether sulphate being between 1:1:1.5 and 1:1:5. The invention further provides a process for producing same and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: MARINE 3 TECHNOLOGIES H0LDINGS (PTY) LTD. SUITE8, PANAORAMA OFFICE ESTATE
    Inventor: Andries Du Plessis
  • Publication number: 20090074681
    Abstract: Disclosed are stabilized body care products, household products, textiles and fabrics which comprise certain dialkylhydroxyamine stabilizers, dialkylhydroxylamine stabilizer salts, nitrone stabilizers or amine oxide stabilizers. Dyed products and articles are effectively stabilized against color degradation. The products are for example skin-care products, hair-care products, dentifrices, cosmetics, laundry detergents and fabric softeners, non-detergent based fabric care products, household cleaners and textile-care products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph A. Lupia, Joseph Suhadolnik, Marvin G. Wood
  • Patent number: 7399367
    Abstract: A rust-preventive water-oil separating cleaner composition contacts a part to be cleaned to which an oil attaches. The composition separates the oil from the part, while providing the part with a rust-preventive property, thus forming an oil layer containing the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignees: Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushi Okumura, Hirofumi Tochikawa, Masahiro Makino, Hideaki Tojo
  • Patent number: 7390773
    Abstract: An aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition useful for cleaning automobile tires are provided. The aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition contains an alkylene glycol, a salt of dialkyl sulfosuccinate, and as surfactants ethanol amine and an ethoxylate phosphate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Liliana Minevski
  • Patent number: 7381695
    Abstract: An aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition useful for cleaning automobile tires are provided. The aqueous tire wheel cleaner composition contains an alkali and/or alkaline earth metal hydroxycarboxilic acid or a quaternary amine ethoxylate; a salt of an aryl sulfonate, and as surfactants ethanol amine and an ethoxylate phosphate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Liliana Minevski
  • Patent number: 7375069
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and kits for masking and subsequent removal of oil, grease, rust and other stains from a variety of rough solid surfaces, including, but not limited to stone, concrete, asphalt, stucco brick, and ceramic. The methods include coating the stains with an opaque or translucent thin film of a composition that makes the stain practically indistinguishable against the background, exposing the coated stain to the elements, such as, sunlight, air, moisture, resulting in spontaneous transformation, degradation and subsequent removal of the stains from the solid surfaces. The compositions include a photocatalyst by itself or the photocatalyst combined with at least one of, a sensitizer, a dopant, a mediator, a co-reagent, a pigment and a binder. The role of a photocatalyst is to produce highly reactive species or radicals and initiate the degradation of a stain upon exposure to elements, such as, sunlight, air and ambient humidity. Artificial light sources can be used instead of sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the University of Central Florida
    Inventor: Nazim Z. Muradov
  • Patent number: 7368417
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning solution having improved cleaning and descaling properties. In one formulation, the cleaning solution comprises a first organic acid, a second organic acid, a surfactant, a solvent and a diluent. The first organic acid is a carboxylic acid preferably comprising lactic acid, while the second organic acid is a carboxylic acid preferably comprising gluconic acid. The surfactant is selected from the group consisting of sultaines, betaines and amino propionates. The solvent is a an alkoxylated alcohol preferably selected from the propylene glycol ether class of compounds. In a second formulation, the cleaning solution comprises a first organic acid, a surfactant, a solvent and a diluent. The first organic acid is a carboxylic acid preferably comprising lactic acid, while the surfactant is selected from the group consisting of sultaines, betaines and amino propionates and the solvent is a an alkoxylated alcohol preferably selected from the propylene glycol ether class of compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Jelmar LLC
    Inventor: Rosemary A. Gaudreault
  • Patent number: 7358218
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and kits for masking and subsequent removal of oil, grease, rust and other stains from a variety of rough solid surfaces, including, but not limited to stone, concrete, asphalt, stucco brick, and ceramic. The methods include coating the stains with an opaque or translucent thin film of a composition that makes the stain practically indistinguishable against the background, exposing the coated stain to the elements, such as, sunlight, air, moisture, resulting in spontaneous transformation, degradation and subsequent removal of the stains from the solid surfaces. The compositions include a photocatalyst by itself or the photocatalyst combined with at least one of, a sensitizer, a dopant, a mediator, a co-reagent, a pigment and a binder. The role of a photocatalyst is to produce highly reactive species or radicals and initiate the degradation of a stain upon exposure to elements, such as, sunlight, air and ambient humidity. Artificial light sources can be used instead of sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the University of Central Florida, Inc.
    Inventor: Nazim Z. Muradov
  • Publication number: 20080032949
    Abstract: A phosphonium compound embedded in a matrix substrate wherein the phosphonium compound is selected from a group consisting of tris (hydroxyorgano) phosphine (THP), a THP+ salt (tetrakis (hydroxyorgano) phosphonium salt) or a condensate of THP and a nitrogen containing compound. The compound may be used to reduce the numbers of micro organisms in industrial systems and may also be used to reduce iron carbonate or iron, lead and zinc scale deposits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Jones, Raul Diaz
  • 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: 7271140
    Abstract: A stain removing composition having a mixture of N-methyl pyrrolidinone and at least one solvent from the group consisting of 3-pentanol, dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether, propylene glycol n-propyl ether, and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Preferably, the stain removing composition comprises, in percent by weight about 70-90%, N-methyl pyrrolidinone and about 10-30%, in percent by weight, at least one of the solvents from the group described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Harris Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward E. Durrant
  • Patent number: 7199094
    Abstract: Improved hard surface cleaning compositions having an acidic pH provide good removal of soap scum stains. Compositions of the present invention comprise an acidic constituent which comprises either citric acid alone or citric acid in combination with an acid selected from the group consisting of sorbic acid, acetic acid, boric acid, formic acid, maleic acid, adipic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, malonic acid, glycolic acid, and mixtures thereof; at least one anionic surfactant; at least one thickener; at least one scrubbing agent; one or more optional constituents; and the balance water; wherein the aqueous hard surface cleaning composition exhibits a pH of 6.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Tak Wai Cheung, Benjamin Costa, Edward Fu
  • Patent number: 7189686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water soluble container which containing concentrate composition useful for hard surface disinfecting and cleaning comprising: (a) at least one cationic surfactant having germicidal properties; (b) at least one non-ionic surfactant; (c) at least one organic solvent having a solubility in water of at least 4% wt.; (d) optionally, at least one alkanolamine; (e) optionally, at least one polyethylene glycol; and (f) optionally, up to about 10% wt. of one or more conventional additives selected from coloring agents, fragrances and fragrance solubilizers, viscosity modifying agents, other surfactants, other antimicrobial/germicidal agents, pH adjusting agents and pH buffers including organic and inorganic salts, optical brighteners, opacifying agents, hydrotropes, antifoaming agents, enzymes, anti-spotting agents, anti-oxidants, preservatives, and anti-corrosion agents; wherein said concentrate composition contains no more than 20% wt. water, and desirably contains less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, Delford Ian Christmas, James Chi-Cheng Feng, Lucia Krubasik, Ralph Gencarelli
  • 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: 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: 6896739
    Abstract: An aqueous solution that has the capacity for removing tarnish and other soil from copper, silver, gold and other noble metals and alloys thereof comprises an acid, thiourea and a transition metal salt. The aqueous material can be used to treat the surfaces of such articles for the purpose of removing tarnish. Such tarnish is removed by the composition and the composition treats the metal surface to retard the re-appearance of tarnish contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: For Your Ease Only, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott M. Croce
  • Patent number: 6844307
    Abstract: Contaminant solubilizing compositions are provided that are suitable for use in a variety of textile applications, including dyeing applications. The contaminant solubilizing compositions generally include at least one C1 to C4 ester of lactic acid, at least one surfactant and at least one solvent. The contaminant solubilizing compositions may be used either alone or within larger textile cleaning compositions to remove contaminants from the surfaces of textile articles or the manufacturing equipment used to process textile articles, including dyeing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Jeffrey Todd Sumner
  • Patent number: RE40495
    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: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Commun-I-Tec, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Svendsen
  • Patent number: RE41938
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and kits for masking and subsequent removal of oil, grease, rust and other stains from a variety of rough solid surfaces, including, but not limited to stone, concrete, asphalt, stucco brick, and ceramic. The methods include coating the stains with an opaque or translucent thin film of a composition that makes the stain practically indistinguishable against the background, exposing the coated stain to the elements, such as, sunlight, air, moisture, resulting in spontaneous transformation, degradation and subsequent removal of the stains from the solid surfaces. The compositions include a photocatalyst by itself or the photocatalyst combined with at least one of, a sensitizer, a dopant, a mediator, a co-reagent, a pigment and a binder. The role of a photocatalyst is to produce highly reactive species or radicals and initiate the degradation of a stain upon exposure to elements, such as, sunlight, air and ambient humidity. Artificial light sources can be used instead of sunlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Nazim Muradov