Packaged Or Gas-propelled Composition Patents (Class 510/406)
  • Patent number: 11013232
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composition, comprising a) at least one quaternary ammonium compound of the formula (I) wherein R is a C5 to C21 aliphatic hydrocarbon group, X is an anionic counter ion, and Ra, Rb are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, allyl, propyl, butyl, phenyl or benzyl residues, b) ammonium bisulfite or sodium bisulfite, c) glutaraldehyde or THPS, and d) at least one organic dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd
    Inventors: Jonathan Wylde, David Glasgow, Craig John Kelly
  • Patent number: 10081901
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that may include a cabinet having an introduction port for introduction of laundry and an opening that communicates with an outside of the cabinet, a tub arranged in the cabinet and provided with a tub introduction port that communicates with the introduction port, and a detergent supply module that stores a detergent and provides the stored detergent to the tub, the detergent supply module being detachably provided at the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mingyu Jo, Dongwon Kim, Kyosoon Chae, Naeun Kim
  • Patent number: 9988595
    Abstract: Water soluble unit dose article comprising detergent or cleaning composition, a water-soluble film surrounding the composition and a particle comprising an aversive agent coated onto the outer surface of the water soluble film, and a process for making the water soluble unit dose article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Miguel Brandt-Sanz, Florence Catherine Courchay, David Xavante Cumming, Regine Labeque, Philip Frank Souter
  • Publication number: 20150105313
    Abstract: The application describes a highly concentrated, liquid washing or cleaning agent which contains a) 18 to 35 wt. %, relative to the entire washing or cleaning agent, of anionic surfactant of the sulfonate type selected from the group consisting of C9-13 alkylbenzenesulfonates, olefinsulfonates, sulfonated estolides, C12-18 alkanesulfonates and mixtures thereof, b) 15 to 25 wt. %, relative to the entire washing or cleaning agent, of nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkoxylated fatty alcohols, alkoxylated oxo alcohols, alkyl polyglycosides and mixtures thereof, c) 2 to 15 wt. %, relative to the entire washing or cleaning agent, of anionic surfactant of the sulfate type selected from the group consisting of fatty alcohol sulfates, fatty alcohol ether sulfates and mixtures thereof and d) 0.5 to 20 wt. %, relative to the entire washing or cleaning agent, of fatty acid and/or fatty acid soap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Marwa Amraoui, Sabine Schuemann
  • Patent number: 8999911
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for treating a surface comprises a purified enzyme and an enzyme denaturant system. The enzyme denaturant system is configured to denature the purified enzyme such that any residue remaining on the surface after the treatment of the surface is virtually free of active purified enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Armstrong, Kevin L. Haley, Eric J. Hansen, Joseph A. Fester
  • Patent number: 8986461
    Abstract: A cleaning composition and process to remove carbon deposits from combustion equipment components is provided. The de-carbonizing composition is packaged in certain embodiments in an aerosol propellant. The inventive composition is also readily used as a liquid or an atomized mist that is readily introduced into the intake manifold through a tube tolerant of engine inlet operational temperatures and conditions. The invention introduces the composition by a process that precludes the need for engine disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Hischier, Gregory Hewgill
  • Publication number: 20150031593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid detergent or cleaning agent, comprising a) an anionic surfactant neutralized with an amine, b) an alkoxylated oxo alcohol having 7 or 8 alkoxy units, and c) up to 10 wt. %, relative to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of water. The liquid detergent or cleaning agent has very good cleaning performance toward soiling containing fat and can be a component of water-soluble packagings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Annika Gueldner, Sabine Schuemann, Luca Bellomi, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 8940677
    Abstract: Compact liquid or gel-form laundry detergent compositions processes for manufacturing such compositions, wherein the compositions comprise at least a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine and a coupling polymer component and preferably a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine, a coupling polymer and a crystalline structurant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Frederik Vandenberghe, Myriam Bouilliche, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett-St. Laurent
  • Patent number: 8920715
    Abstract: An antimicrobial solution for disinfecting instruments in an automatic sterilization device, the solution comprising: a peracid reaction product formed in situ from combining a liquid acetyl donor with a solid source of peroxide, wherein the in situ reaction takes place in the sterilization device, along with a containment and delivery ampule for use in an automatic sterilization device, and methods for disinfecting a medical instrument employing the inventive antibacterial solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hemostasis, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Allen Roberts, Carl William Hahn, Gabriel P. Kern, Ryan A. Hoitink, Robert Orvin Crowder, John Henry Burban
  • Publication number: 20140378368
    Abstract: The application describes a water-soluble package which comprises an agent and a water-soluble covering, wherein at least part of an exposed surface of the water-soluble package is dusted with a saccharide-containing powder. Saccharide-dusted water-soluble packages exhibit advantages in terms of their transport properties during the production and packaging process and during storage in a secondary package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Friedhelm Siepmann, Mario Sturm, Frank Meier
  • Publication number: 20140343168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel glycerin ether ethoxylate solfactant compounds, compositions employing the same, and methods of using these compounds. Beneficially the compounds have efficacy as both solvents and surfactants with low foam and low viscosity. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials and/or sanitizing agents in various formulations. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as solvents and/or hydrotropes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory G. Griese, Carter M. Silvernail, David D. McSherry
  • Patent number: 8888922
    Abstract: A drain cleaner may be used on a periodic basis to clean soil residues from residential and commercial waste drains. The drain cleaner may chemically self-foam to fill a waste drain with the foam. For example, the drain cleaner may be provided in two or more parts that are physically intermixed during use of the drain cleaner. One part may include hydrogen peroxide and water while another part may include a catalase, an amylase, a protease, and an enzyme stabilizer. The drain cleaner may also include a surfactant present in at least one of the first part and the second part. Additionally, in some examples, the drain cleaner includes a sanitizing agent present in either of the two parts or in yet a third physically separate part. During use, the different drain cleaner parts can be dispensed simultaneously into a drain to generate a cleaning and/or sanitizing foam in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Ortmann, Anthony Erickson, Thomas R. Mohs
  • Patent number: 8858721
    Abstract: A drain cleaner may be used on a periodic basis to clean soil residues from residential and commercial waste drains. The drain cleaner may chemically self-foam to fill a waste drain with the foam. For example, the drain cleaner may be provided in two or more parts that are physically intermixed during use of the drain cleaner. One part may include hydrogen peroxide and water while another part may include a catalase, an amylase, a protease, and an enzyme stabilizer. The drain cleaner may also include a surfactant present in at least one of the first part and the second part. Additionally, in some examples, the drain cleaner includes a sanitizing agent present in either of the two parts or in yet a third physically separate part. During use, the different drain cleaner parts can be dispensed simultaneously into a drain to generate a cleaning and/or sanitizing foam in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Ortmann, Anthony Erickson, Thomas R. Mohs
  • Patent number: 8835372
    Abstract: The present application relates to a water soluble pouch comprising at least one compartment, wherein said compartment comprises a first liquid composition comprising an opacifier and an antioxidant and has a fresh Hunter L value of greater than 7 and a b value of less than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Marc Jennewein
  • Patent number: 8815223
    Abstract: A method for styling hair comprising the steps of placing said hair in a desired configuration and applying a composition to said hair, said composition comprising (a) one or more fully soluble polymer, (b) solvent-propellant mixture or solvent mixture, and optional other ingredients. Also provided is a method of making polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Reichl Collin, Michael Paul Hallden-Abberton, Beth Ann Falcone, Miao Wang, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 8784504
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a carpet surface comprises the steps of simultaneously dispensing a cleaning composition and an oxidizing composition that enhances the cleanability of the cleaning composition from separate first and second chambers onto the carpet surface and recovering a soiled cleaning solution from the carpet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse J. Williams, Eric J. Hansen, Lindsay M. Ulman
  • Patent number: 8754024
    Abstract: A liquefied-gas aerosol dusting composition for preventing inhalation abuse incidents. The composition comprises at least one liquefied gas and Sucrose Octaacetate wherein the concentration of said aerosol dusting composition ranges from 5 ppm to about 50 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Scott Fishman, Neal Markus
  • Patent number: 8754023
    Abstract: Liquid washing or cleaning agent preparations includes a) >5 wt. % of at least one active washing or cleaning enzyme; b) >5 wt. % of at least one organic solvent c) boric acid or a boric acid derivative d) a source of Ca or Mg ions and are characterized by a good phase and enzyme stability and good cleaning powers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Christian Nitsch, Wolfgang Wick
  • Publication number: 20140162925
    Abstract: Cleansing compositions, products, and methods for making cleansing products are provided herein. In one example, a cleansing composition comprises a liquid detergent or cleanser. Soap flakes are dispersed in the liquid detergent or cleanser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Tasha Zander, Bin Lin
  • Patent number: 8697624
    Abstract: Disclosed are plasticized, water-soluble films having favorable cold-water solubility, wet handling, and thermoforming characteristics, and which can include a PVOH resin made up of blend of two or more PVOH polymers each having a monomodal molecular weight distribution, and the PVOH resin characterized by a viscosity in a range of about 13.5 cP to about 20 cP (or a corresponding weight average molecular weight), a degree of hydrolysis of about 84% to about 92%, a polydispersity index value in a range of about 1 to about 5, a residual water content of about 4 wt. % to about 10 wt. %, and a Resin Selection Index value in a range of 0.255 to 0.315; methods of making the films; compositions including PVOH resins for making the films; and pouch and packet articles made from the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank William Denome, Steven G. Friedrich, Regine Labeque, David M Lee, Jichun Shi, Andrew P. Verrall, Roxane Rosmaninho
  • Patent number: 8691742
    Abstract: Treatment composition, preferably liquid detergent compositions exhibiting a two, or multicolor effect, comprising an aesthetic system including a colored interference pigment and a dye system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Karel Jozef Maria Depoot, Jan-Sebastiaan Uyttersprot, Tim Roger Michel Vanpachtenbeke, Nathalie Jean Marie-Louise Vanwyngaerden
  • Publication number: 20140094397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to external structuring system(s) (ESS) comprising crystallized triglycerides including crystallized hydrogenated castor oil (HCO), surfactant and organic non-amino functional alcohols to reduce shear sensitivity. The present invention also relates to laundry detergent compositions in liquid or gel form comprising ESS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincenzo GUIDA, Joris MEERT
  • Patent number: 8669222
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for release of adherent deposits from nonporous surfaces and substrates are provided. The compositions are low volatile organic compound (low VOC) compositions, solutions or mixtures that can be applied in a form that clings to the underlying surface while it is working. Adherent deposits removed using the compositions include grease and oil, and printers ink. The compositions may be used on any nonporous surface or substrate including metals, ceramics and plastics, without harming the surface or substrate. The composition may contain a thixotropic agent to act as an anti-shearing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg Motsenbocker
  • Patent number: 8669216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to concentrated hard surface treatment compositions which are primarily intended to be dispersed in a larger volume or quantity of water prior to use by a consumer, in order to produce a ready to use type composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Yun-Peng Zhu
  • Patent number: 8569223
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid hard surface cleaning composition comprising melamine foam fibers, wherein the composition is packaged in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruce Barger, Jacqueline Marie Duderstadt, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Stefano Scialla
  • Publication number: 20130231399
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of chlorotrifluoropropene and at least one component selected from the group consisting of a C1-C3 alcohol, a C5-C6 hydrocarbon, a halogenated hydrocarbon, methylal, methyl acetone, water, nitromethane, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: RAJAT BASU, LESLIE BEMENT, KANE COOK, RYAN HULSE, GARY KNOPECK, HANG T. PHAM, RAJIV R. SINGH, DAVID J. WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 8420585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising fluorinated olefins or fluorinated ketones, and at least one alcohol, halocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, or fluoroether and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, these compositions are azeotropic or azeotrope-like. In another embodiment, these compositions are useful in cleaning applications as a degreasing agent or defluxing agent for removing oils and/or other residues from a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barbara Haviland Minor, Melodie A. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 8410040
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like composition consisting essentially of 1,1,1,2,3-pentachloropropane and hydrogen fluoride is provided, as well as methods that involve such an azeotrope-like composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Hsueh S. Tung, Hang T. Pham, Rajiv R. Singh, Daniel C. Merkel
  • Publication number: 20130072410
    Abstract: The present invention provides liquid cleaning compositions useful in cold water and hard water laundry applications, and methods for making and using such compositions. The compositions of the invention use surfactants or surfactant blends, such as ?-sulfofatty acid esters or mixtures thereof (optionally along with one or more additional components), that have increased solubility/stability at cold temperatures, at higher-than-usual concentrations, and/or in hard water, with the composition remaining as a clear liquid. In certain embodiments, the compositions of the invention may be provided in the form of a unit dose, for example in a water-soluble pack or pouch. In use, the compositions of the invention result in an enhanced detergency along with a reduced amount of residue remaining in the machine, on laundered garments or cleaned dishware or hard surfaces, and on the body in personal care settings, and demonstrate a longer shelf-life, particularly when stored or used in colder temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventor: The Sun Products Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130065811
    Abstract: The need for a means to formulate fluid compositions for use in water-soluble unit dose articles having higher levels of water is met by incorporating a di-amido gellant into the fluid composition. The di-amido gellant also simplifies the addition of ingredients to water-soluble unit dose articles, such as microcapsules, that are typically added as aqueous suspensions or slurries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Susana FERNANDEZ-PRIETO, Isabelle GUIMET, Regine LABEQUE, Walter August Maria BROECKX, John SMETS
  • Patent number: 8338354
    Abstract: A manual spray cleaner for removing dirt and stains from fabrics and carpets comprising a spray bottle having two separate chambers and a single dispensing spray outlet for dispensing controlled amounts of liquids from each of the chambers. One of the chambers has a fabric/carpet cleaning composition therein and the other chamber has an oxidizing composition that enhances the cleanability of the fabric/carpet cleaning composition. The fabric/carpet cleaning composition and the oxidizing composition are simultaneously drawn from their respective chambers and mixed together at the time that they are dispensed from the spray bottle. At least one of the oxidizing composition and the fabric/carpet cleaning composition includes a fabric/carpet protectant. The two compositions are mixed before or after they are sprayed from the bottle. The two compositions can be pressurized with an aerosol propellant or drawn from their respective chambers by a mechanical pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse J. Williams, Eric J. Hansen, Lindsay M. Ulman
  • Patent number: 8309508
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Publication number: 20120264672
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing method using a bleaching-agent-free cleaning-agent presentation form comprising a plurality liquid cleaning agent preparations being dispensed into the interior of an automatic dishwasher, in the course of the cleaning method, from a cartridge located preferably in the interior of the cleaning machine, wherein a sub-quantity of each of the cleaning-agent preparation located in the cartridge is dispensed into the interior of the cleaning machine, a residual quantity of each of the cleaning-agent preparations located in the cartridge remaining in the cartridge until the end of the cleaning method, and said residual quantity corresponding to at least twice the quantity of the sub-quantity dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thorsten Bastigkeit, Johannes Zipfel, Arnd Kessler, Thomas Eiting, Christian Nitsch, Dorota Sendor-Müller, Konstantin Benda
  • Patent number: 8273696
    Abstract: The use of an emanator blister, comprising a nonwater soluble membrane, for the release of a surfactant. Also an emanator blister, the emanator comprises a non-water soluble membrane which is suitable for the dispense of a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Karl-Ludwig Gibis, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides, Judith Preuschen, Ralf Wiedemann
  • Publication number: 20120234359
    Abstract: A liquid hard surface detergent composition comprising a liquid mixed alkoxylate fatty alcohol non-ionic surfactant comprising a greater number of the lower higher alkoxylate group than the higher alkoxylate group in the molecule and a builder. The compositions provide good shine/anti-spotting characteristics on hard surfaces and are especially suitable for use as automatic dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein, Pavlinka Roy
  • Patent number: 8268770
    Abstract: A cleaning substrate which comprises at least one layer of a solid hypohalite precipitate, wherein the hypohalite precipitate is formed in situ on the layer of substrate material. A process for making a fibrous cleaning substrate comprising the steps of: a) providing at least one layer of fibrous material; b) exposing the fibrous layer to an aqueous alkaline earth salt solution; c) treating the fibrous layer with a hypochlorite solution; d) allowing the aqueous alkaline earth salt solution combine with the hypochlorite solution to form a solid hypochlorite precipitate around the fibers in the fibrous material and a liquid phase, and e) removing at least 65% of the liquid phase from the fibrous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Marc P. Privitera, William L. Smith, Edward Jason White, Leslie N. Adams
  • Patent number: 8241616
    Abstract: There is provided a hair styling composition comprising (a) one or more fully soluble polymer, (b) solvent-propellant mixture or solvent mixture, and optional other ingredients. Also provided is a method of making polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Reichl Collin, Michael Paul Hallden-Abberton, Beth Ann Falcone, Miao Wang, Fanwen Zeng
  • Patent number: 8236747
    Abstract: The present invention includes a consumer product packet comprising a capsule and a fill composition within the capsule. The capsule has a tack temperature of about 110° F. or higher and substantially dissolves in water within a predetermined time period at a temperature of about 70° F. or lower. In one example, the capsule comprises a film having at least one polymer, at least one plasticizer, and at least one temperature adjusting agent. Dependent on the fill composition, the consumer product packet may be used for any household or personal use. In one example, the fill composition is a detergent concentrate comprises one or more surfactants, one or more humectants, and a coalescing solvent which has hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value from about 7 to about 9, wherein the ratio of the one or more humectants to the coalescing solvent is more than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Method Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Holzhauer, Kaj Johnson, Mike Ratko
  • Publication number: 20120190604
    Abstract: The present invention relates to azeotropic or azeotrope-like compositions comprising a fluorinated olefin having the formula E- or Z—C3F7CH?CHC3F7, and at least one alcohol, halocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, fluoroether, or alkanes and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, the one compound selected from the group consisting of alcohols, halocarbons, fluoroalkyl ethers, hydrofluorocarbons, alkanes is either methanol, ethanol, iso-propanol, n-propanol, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, n-propyl bromide, C4F9OCH3, C4F9OC2H5, HFC-43-10mee, HFC-365mfc, heptane, or combinations thereof. In another embodiment, these compositions are useful in cleaning applications as a degreasing agent or defluxing agent for removing oils and/or other residues from a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MELODIE A. SCHWEITZER, ALLEN CAPRON SIEVERT, JOAN ELLEN BARTELT, BARBARA HAVILAND MINOR
  • Patent number: 8222195
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising fluorinated olefins or fluorinated ketones, and at least one alcohol, halocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, or fluoroether and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, these compositions are azeotropic or azeotrope-like. In another embodiment, these compositions are useful in cleaning applications as a degreasing agent or defluxing agent for removing oils and/or other residues from a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Barbara Haviland Minor, Melodie A. Schweitzer
  • Publication number: 20120108487
    Abstract: The present invention provides unit dose detergent products, such as those in the form of compositions comprising: a water-soluble single-chamber container, such as a pouch; and a cleaning system comprising at least one detersive surfactant, and optionally one or more additional components. The invention also provides methods of production of such compositions, and methods use of such compositions in processes for cleaning dishware and/or fabrics, including garments, by introducing one or more of the unit dose products of the invention into an automatic washing machine suitable for washing dishware or laundry, whereby the cleaning system is released such that it comes into contact with a soiled article (e.g., dishware or fabrics) under conditions favoring the removal of one or more soils from the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Troy R. Graham, Anne E. Nixon, Patrick S.A. Harewood, Narcisse N. Toussa, Edison A. Ordoñez
  • Patent number: 8137658
    Abstract: A liquid, substantially anhydrous tooth whitener composition for delivery of a tooth-whitening amount of active whitening ingredient onto teeth, with effective bioadhesion and retention thereof, and, thereupon, sufficient penetration of the ingredient through the tooth enamel, providing efficacious bleaching of stained teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Prosise
  • Publication number: 20120065274
    Abstract: An azeotrope-like mixture consisting essentially of chlorotrifluoropropene and at least one component selected from the group consisting of a C1-C3 alcohol, a C5-C6 hydrocarbon, a halogenated hydrocarbon, methylal, methyl acetone, water, nitromethane, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: RAJAT BASU, LESLIE BEMENT, KANE COOK, RYAN HULSE, GARY KNOPECK, HANG T. PHAM, RAJIV R. SINGH, DAVID J. WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20120040880
    Abstract: A removal composition is described, having a plurality of abrasive particles, an organic amine, antioxidant, biocide, colorant, corrosion inhibitor, cosolvent, defoamer, dye, enzyme, light stabilizer, odor masking agent, plasticizer, preservative, rust inhibitor, surfactant, thickener, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; from 0 to 1% water, based on the total weight of the removal composition; and a ketal adduct of formula (1) wherein R1 is C1-6 alkyl, R2 is hydrogen or C1-3 alkyl, each R3, R4, and R5 is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl, R6 and R7 are each independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl, a=0-3, and b=0-1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: SEGETIS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee R. RIETH, Matthew J. TJOSAAS, Dorie J. YONTZ
  • Publication number: 20120021965
    Abstract: Liquid detergent or cleaning agent preparations include a) at least 5 wt % of at least one enzyme preparation active in washing or cleaning; and b) at least 0.5 wt % cumenesulfonate, wherein the liquid detergent or cleaning agent preparations are characterized by a good phase stability and enzyme stability and good cleaning performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co., KGaA
    Inventors: Thorsten Bastigkeit, Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Johannes Zipfel, Dorota Sendor-Müller
  • Publication number: 20120015858
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packed form of a washing or cleaning agent comprising (a) a first liquid washing or cleaning agent preparation A comprising (i) builder and (ii) complexing agent; (b) a second liquid washing or cleaning agent preparation B, of different composition than preparation A, comprising (i) greater than 1 wt. % water; (ii) at least 5 wt. % of at least one active washing or cleaning enzyme preparation; (iii) less than 10 wt. % phosphate; and (iv) less than 2.5 wt. % complexing agent; and (c) a packaging means, in which the washing or cleaning agent preparations A and B are contained and physically separate from one another, and wherein the inventive packaged form of a washing or cleaning agent is characterized by good storage stability and temperature stability, and good washing and cleaning performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Christian Nitsch, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Johannes Zipfel, Erik Brückner
  • Publication number: 20120010116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising fluorinated olefins or fluorinated ketones, and at least one alcohol, halocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, or fluoroether and combinations thereof. In one embodiment, these compositions are azeotropic or azeotrope-like. In another embodiment, these compositions are useful in cleaning applications as a degreasing agent or defluxing agent for removing oils and/or other residues from a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Barbara Haviland Minor, Melodie A. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 8012267
    Abstract: A method of machine cleaning dishes in a dishwasher, wherein over the course of a cleaning program, having a pre-rinsing operation and a cleaning operation, two liquid cleansers A and B having the following composition: A:—10 to 75 wt % of builder(s); ?0.1 to 10 wt % of enzyme(s); ?24.9 to 89.9 wt % of solvent; and B: ?10 to 74.9 wt % of builder(s); ?25 to 89.9 wt % of solvent; are metered into the wash bath at two successive times t1 and t2. The liquid cleanser A has a pH value (20° C.) of between 6 and 9 and is metered in at time t1, while the liquid cleanser B has a pH value (20° C.) of between 9 and 14 and is metered in at time t2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Maren Jekel, Johannes Zipfel, Arnd Kessler
  • Publication number: 20110212878
    Abstract: A method and related packaged product for forming a surface treatment liquid involves contacting two solids to form a liquid, particularly an ionic liquid under ambient conditions at the locus of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Neil ATKIN, Diane KELLY, Malcolm Tom McKECHNIE, James YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20110152163
    Abstract: The present application relates to a liquid detergent composition comprising less than 20% by weight water, 10% to 89.9% of one or more components comprising alkyl or alkenyl chains having more than 6 carbons, 10% to 60% by weight of water-miscible organic solvent having a molecular weight greater than 70 and perfume microcapsules, wherein the perfume contained within the microcapsules comprises i) 1% to 30% of the perfume raw materials have ClogP less than 3 and boiling point less than 250° C. and ii) more than 70% of the perfume raw materials are selected from the group consisting of those having ClogP greater than 3 or ClogP less than 3, with a boiling point of greater than 250° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Régine Labeque, An Pintens, Johan Smets, Sofie Eduard Hilda Van De Velde, Marc Odilon V. Van De Walle