Polyoxyalkylene Containing Surfactant Devoid Of Covalently Bonded Anionic Substituents Patents (Class 510/413)
  • Patent number: 9376578
    Abstract: A stripping composition that includes a dicarboxylic acid diester is described. The composition is useful and particularly efficient for stripping paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Arnaud Bourdette, Jean-Emile Zanetto, Patrick Lasnet De Lanty
  • Patent number: 9034811
    Abstract: Concentrated cleaning formulations for removing debris from hard surfaces and textile surfaces. An exemplary formulation includes a mixture of the following chemical components, in specified proportions: glycerin; monopropylene glycol; triethylene glycol methyl ether; a non-ionic surfactant; an emulsifier; soya methyl ester or canola methyl ester, or both; and hydroxypropyl sulfonate; The formulation is free of water other than insignificant amounts present in the chemical components combined to make the mixture. Combining the formulation with water causes a temperature of the combination to increase above the temperatures of the water and the formulation before combining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Edward Molnar, Peter McLean Harrison
  • Patent number: 8901063
    Abstract: A detergent emulsifier for laundry and other hard surface cleaning using an APE-free surfactant blend is disclosed. The emulsifier system is efficacious for removal of oily soils and greasy food removal. The compositions according to the invention include linear and branched fatty alcohol ethoxylates and ethoxylate propoxylate block copolymers. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sukhwan Soontravanich, Stephan Hubig, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8512481
    Abstract: Low-VOC cleaning compositions effective in removing stubborn UV inks from printing-press components include at least one non-ionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of a sorbitan ester, an ethoxylated sorbitan ester, an ethoxylated castor oil, polyethylene glycol ester and an alcohol ethoxylate; and at least one carrier comprising or consisting essentially of at least one of (i) an organic solvent miscible therewith or (ii) D-limonene. The cleaning composition has a VOC limit less than 100 g/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Presstek, Inc.
    Inventors: Sonia Rondon, Kevin Ray
  • Patent number: 8415255
    Abstract: A micellar solution is used to seal pores exposed at the bottom and sidewall surfaces of a structure etched in or through a porous low dielectric constant material. The micellar solution is also effective to clean away etch residues from the etched structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Balgovind Sharma
  • Publication number: 20120277133
    Abstract: This invention relates to functionalized polymers derived from functionalized monomers. The functionalized polymer may be reacted with an enophilic reagent (e.g., maleic anhydride) to form an enophilic reagent modified functionalized polymer. The functionalized polymer may be further reacted with one or more additional reagents, e.g., an oxygen-containing reagent (e.g., alcohol, polyol), a nitrogen-containing reagent (e.g., amine, polyamine, aminoalcohol), a metal, a metal compound, or a mixture of two or more thereof. The invention relates to lubricants, functional fluids, fuels, dispersants, detergents and polymer compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen A. DiBiase, Syed Q.A. Rizvi, Georgeta Hategan
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8163102
    Abstract: A composition is provided for use in cleaning a surface of a cementitious material. The composition includes HCI, urea, complex substituted keto-amine-hydrochloride, an alcohol, an ethoxylate, and a ketone. A method of using the composition includes applying the composition to a surface from which it is desired to clean a cementitious material and removing the composition and released cementitious material from the surface. Methods are also provided for performing hydraulic fracturing of an oil or a gas well; for adjusting a pH of a drilling fluid; for adjusting and maintaining a pH of a process fluid; for solubilizing calcium carbonate in an aqueous suspension or dispersion of calcium carbonate; for removing a foulant in a fluid-handling element; adjusting a pH and lowering a salt level of turf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Green Products & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John T. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8142714
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a cleaning agent that contains surfactants and has a pH value of at least 11 when diluted in an aqueous solution and ready for use. Said cleaning agent is used to destabilize prions during mechanical and manual cleaning and/or disinfection of medical and/or surgical instruments and appliances. It has been recognized that this combination enables a reliable destabilization of prions during the mechanical reconditioning of surgical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Petra Tiarks, Jurgen Staffeldt
  • Patent number: 8143208
    Abstract: Process of making alkyl-capped alkoxylated esters. More specifically, a process of making alkyl-capped alkoxylated esters that are comprised substantially of triethylene alkoxy ester and substantially free from ethylene glycol monoalkoxy monoester and diethylene glycol monoalkoxy monoester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lon Montgomery Gray, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Christopher James Binski
  • Patent number: 8129321
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid composition for cleaning a nozzle surface of an inkjet printer, a method of cleaning a nozzle surface using the liquid composition and an inkjet recording apparatus including the liquid composition. The liquid composition includes a polyoxyethyleneglycol-based compound and may include a stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Ryul Lee, Heung-Sup Park, Sung-Woon Kang
  • Patent number: 7833359
    Abstract: A method for cleaning articles using a surfactant which is effective in the formation of stable microbubbles is provided. The surfactant for microbubble formation contains a (poly)oxyalkylene adduct (A) of an active hydrogen atom-containing compound (a) represented by formula (1) Z-[(AO)n—H]p??(1) wherein Z is the residue of an active hydrogen-containing compound (a) with a valence of P resulting from removal of the active hydrogen atom or atoms; A is an alkylene group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms; n is an integer of 1 to 400; and p is an integer of 1 to 100. The foaming power of a 0.02% by weight aqueous solution of the (poly)oxyalkylene adduct (A) as measured at 20° C. by the Ross Miles test is not higher than 50 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignees: Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumitsu Suzuki, Masahiro Matsuoka, Satoshi Ueyama, Makoto Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20100273696
    Abstract: An environmentally safe formulation to prepare an effective and permanent protection layer on almost all surfaces. The formulation consists of a combination of different silicon organic compounds, namely [a] end standing mono-, di- or tris-amino-alkyl-alkoxysilanes and [b] mono-, di-, or tris-alkyl-amino-alkylsilanes, in a long-chained isoparaffinic solution. The silicon organic compounds starts to polymerize in the presence of oxygen (air) and/or water (humidity), and builds up a net structure that water molecules can penetrate through the cured protective layer. Depending on the types of the silicon organic compounds, the pore width of the net structure can be verified. It is also possible to remove this protection layer, by using a special water based mixture of hydrofluoric acid and an inert surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Herbert Hopfstock
  • Patent number: 7704938
    Abstract: Compositions for treating fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linens and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of soils from and/or care of and/or treatment of fabric articles, especially while providing superior garment care for articles sensitive to water as compared to conventional fabric article treating compositions, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Christopher Deak, John Christian Haught, Joseph Michael Ladd, Jr., John Cort Severns, Christian Arthur Jacques K. Thoen, Jerome Howard Collins
  • Patent number: 7704937
    Abstract: A composition for treating or cleaning fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linen and drapery, wherein the composition comprises a lipophilic fluid, a polyalkyleneoxide polysiloxane surfactant, and a second surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anna Vadimovna Noyes, John Cort Severns, Frederick Anthony Hartman, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett-St. Laurent, Arseni V. Radomyselski, Paul Amaat France, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Christiaan Arthur Jacques Kamiel Thoen, John Christopher Deak, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Nabil Yaqub Sakkab
  • Patent number: 7696140
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing at least one alcohol-insoluble quaternary ammonium polymer, at least one amphoteric surfactant, at least one nonionic surfactant and, optionally, at least one phospholipid compound as well as to methods of using and preparing such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: David W. Cannell, Jean-Marc Ascione, Julio Toucet
  • Patent number: 7678755
    Abstract: A modified polyol compound having alkoxylation and having at least one anionic capping unit, uses of the modified polyol compound having alkoxylation and having at least one anionic capping unit and cleaning compositions comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Xinbei Song, Eva Schneiderman
  • Patent number: 7671006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phosphated 2-propylheptanol or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope in aqueous alkaline solutions for a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units. It also relates to a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate per se, and an alkaline cleaning composition comprising a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units and phosphated 2-propylheptanol and/or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope. The cleaning compositions may be used for industrial cleaning of hard surfaces, for example for vehicle cleaning or machine dishwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Mahnaz Company, Magnus Franck, Anette Thyberg
  • Patent number: 7638472
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning solution comprising, based on the total weight of the solution: (a) more than 50% by weight of at least one lactone (component A); (b) and 1 to 10% by weight of at least one surfactant compound (component B) having a HLB ranging from 8 to 15 and selected from the group consisting of compounds of formula wherein: R1 denotes a hydrocarbon group comprising from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; n? is an integer from 1 to 5, X denotes a valence link, —O—, —OCH2, C?O or (CH2)k, k being an integer varying from 1 to 2; Y denotes (RO)jH wherein j is an integer ranging from 2 to 40, and R is a divalent hydrocarbon group, and compounds of formula wherein l is an integer from 6 to 13 and m is an integer from 3 to 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Essilor International Compagnie Generale d'Optique
    Inventors: Chefik Habassi, Bernard Parant
  • Patent number: 7601680
    Abstract: A composition having a first hydrophobic moiety linked to a spacer, which is linked to a second hydrophobic moiety to form a Gemini surfactant is provided. Each hydrophobic moiety of the foregoing composition may include silicon. A method for linking a first hydrophobic moiety to a second hydrophobic moiety using a spacer to form a Gemini surfactant is provided. A pesticide having an active ingredient and a composition having a first hydrophobic moiety linked to a spacer, which is linked to a second hydrophobic moiety to form a Gemini surfactant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Wenqing Peng
  • Publication number: 20090233829
    Abstract: A multiphase cleaning composition comprises a first phase and a second ionic liquid phase, wherein the second phase is substantially immiscible with the first phase. The first phase may comprise, for example, an aqueous phase or a silicone solvent system. Methods of cleaning a soiled surface comprise contacting a soiled surface with a multiphase wash liquor including a first phase and a second ionic liquid phase, wherein the second phase is substantially immiscible with the first phase, and removing soils from the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Stacie Ellen Hecht, Kenneth Nathan Price, Patricia Sara Berger, Peter Robert Foley, Howard David Hutton, III, Michael Stanford Showell, Robb Richard Gardner, Raymond Louis Niehoff, Kenneth Richard Seddon, Harambage Quintas Nimal Gunaratne, Martyn Earle
  • Patent number: 7582592
    Abstract: A skin cleansing composition contains, in addition to water, the following ingredients (A) to (D): (A) a polyoxyethylene alkylether sulfate, (B) an ether carboxylic acid-type surfactant, (C) an alkyl polyglycoside, and (D) one or more of a higher fatty acid and a higher alcohol. A total amount of the ingredients (A), (B) and (C) ranges from 5 to 30 wt % based on the whole composition, with the ingredient (A) amounting to from 20 to 80 wt %, the ingredient (B) amounting to from 7 to 70 wt %, and the ingredient (C) amounting to from 7 to 70 wt %, the amount of the ingredient (D) ranges from 0.3 to 3 wt % based on the whole composition. A pH of the composition ranges from 4.5 to 7 when diluted to 5 wt % by weight with deionized water. The skin cleansing composition can produce abundant foam of fine and smooth quality without an increase in foam viscosity, and therefore, allows the body to be washed with comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Yamamoto, Masaki Shimizu, Natsuko Toshida
  • Patent number: 7553804
    Abstract: The present invention discloses aqueous LCD cleaning agent compounds and their fabrication methods. Said cleaning agent compounds comprise of double fatty acid polyethylene glycol ester, fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether, polyethylene(3) glycol alkyl ether tri(alkyl ethers)amine sulfate and/or polyethylene(3) glycol enyl ether tri(alkyl ethers)amine sulfate, alkyl benzenesulfonic acid, lecithins and water. In particular, the weight of the ingredients in the compounds as a weight percentage of the weight of the compounds is: double fatty acid polyethylene glycol ester (10-50 wt %), fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether (5-60 wt %), polyethylene(3) glycol alkyl ether tri(alkyl ethers)amine sulfate and/or polyethylene(3) glycol enyl ether tri(alkyl ethers)amine sulfate (5-20 wt %), alkyl benzenesulfonic acid (1-15 wt %), lecithins (1-10 wt %), water (5-50 wt %).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: BYD Company Limited
    Inventors: Dong Liu, Xuegang Chen, Junqing Dong, Qing Gong, Zhiql He
  • Patent number: 7550631
    Abstract: Uses of a modified polyol compound having alkoxylation and having at least one anionic capping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Xinbei Song, Eva Schneiderman
  • Patent number: 7547672
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning and degreasing substrates, methods of forming and using the composition, and a system and method for recycling the composition are provided. The composition includes a 2-ethylhexyl ester and may also include co-solvents, diluents, surfactants, and adjutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Pantheon Chemical, Inc.
    Inventor: Nael N. Zaki
  • Patent number: 7544650
    Abstract: Neutralizing a surfactant which is comprised of an alkaline-catalyzed reaction product between a monomeric or polymeric alcohol having at least one active hydrogen group and an alkylene oxide with a fatty acid allows the cloud point of the surfactant to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Chacko Thankachan, Brian J. Betke
  • Patent number: 7538080
    Abstract: A modified polyol compound having alkoxylation and having at least one anionic capping unit, uses of the modified polyol compound having alkoxylation and having at least one anionic capping unit and cleaning compositions comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Xinbei Song, Eva Schneiderman
  • Publication number: 20090075858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of treating a hard surface with a composition comprising polyalkoxylate trisiloxane. More specifically, it relates to a process of treating an inclined or vertical hard surface, wherein a composition comprising polyalkoxylate trisiloxane is applied onto said hard surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Vincenzo Tomarchio, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Thomas Delaere, Mercedes Labiano Ros, Christopher Andrew Morrison
  • Patent number: 7494966
    Abstract: A description is given of an alkanol-free alkoxylate of the general formula (I) CnH2n+1O(A)x(B)yR??(I) where R is C1-6 alkyl or benzyl A is ethyleneoxy B is C3-6 alkyleneoxy or mixtures thereof, it being possible for groups A and B to be in random distribution, in alternation or in the form of two or more blocks in any order, n is an integer in the range from 4 to 8 x is a number in the range from 0 to 25 y is a number in the range from 0 to 10 and x+y is at least 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ralf Noerenberg, Ulrich Annen
  • Patent number: 7488707
    Abstract: An aqueous structured surfactant composition, contains water, one or more anionic surfactants, and one or more alkoxylated nonionic surfactants, wherein at least one alkoxyl unit per molecule of the alkoxylated nonionic surfactants is a propoxyl unit or a butoxyl unit, exhibits shear-thinning viscosity, is capable of suspending water insoluble or partially water soluble components, and is mild to the eyes and skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Rhodia Inc.
    Inventors: Seren Frantz, Stewart Alexander Warburton
  • Patent number: 7468345
    Abstract: A concentrated non-aqueous cleaning solution having a long shelf life includes an ester and an anhydrous surfactant. The ester is the active ingredient for dissolving graffiti, grease and other contaminants. The ester can be one of or a mixture of dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, ethyl lactate, and a methyl ester extracted from soybean oil. The anhydrous surfactant is preferably alcohol ethoxylate. The ester in the concentrated solution does not degrade into an acid and alcohol as long as the solution is not mixed with water. This allows the concentrated solution to be shipped and stored and remain efficacious. The concentrate can be diluted with water immediately prior to use. Diluting before use makes the graffiti cleaner less expensive and prevents damage to sensitive surfaces but does not provide long enough time for the ester to degrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: ECO Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: James D. Decker
  • Patent number: 7456144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of phosphated 2-propylheptanol or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope in aqueous alkaline solutions for a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units. It also relates to a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate per se, and an alkaline cleaning composition comprising a C8-C18-alcohol alkoxylate containing 1-20 ethyleneoxy units and phosphated 2-propylheptanol and/or a phosphated 2-propylheptanol alkoxylate as a hydrotrope. The cleaning compositions may be used for industrial cleaning of hard surfaces, for example for vehicle cleaning or machine dishwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Mahnaz Company, Magnus Franck, Anette Thyberg
  • Patent number: 7439219
    Abstract: A modified polyol having alkoxylation and amine capping units, uses of the modified polyol having alkoxylation and amine capping units, and leaning compositions having the modified polyol having alkoxylation and amine capping units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, Julie Ann Menkhaus
  • Patent number: 7435713
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for removing and/or reducing incidental soils from fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linen and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of incidental soils, either with or without a subsequent wash process or other entire fabric care process are provided. The compositions and methods are safe for use on a wide range of fabric articles, even in the home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Michael Scheper, Michael Stanford Showell, Hiroshi Oh, David Lee Daugherty
  • Patent number: 7361708
    Abstract: This invention provides the invention provides a fluororesin aqueous dispersion composition comprising a tetrafluoroethylene-based polymer and an aliphatic polyoxyalkylene ether dispersant incorporated therein, wherein the aliphatic polyoxyalkylene ether dispersant shows a 50% decomposition temperature of not lower than 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tomihashi, Toshirou Miura, Yoshihiro Soda, Manabu Asai, Koichirou Ogita, Hiromichi Momose, Kazuo Murakami, Tetsuo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7332466
    Abstract: A low-foaming surfactant composition comprising: (a) a hydroxy mixed ether corresponding to formula I: R1O[CH2CH(CH3)O]x(CH2CHR2O)y[CH2CH(OH)R3]z??(I) wherein R1 is an alkyl and/or alkylene group containing from 4 to 18 carbon atoms, R2 is hydrogen, R3 is an alkyl group having from 2 to 22 carbon atoms, x is 0, y is a number from 1 to 30, and z is a number from 1 to 3; and (b) a low-foaming nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of an optionally end-capped fatty alcohol polyethylene glycol/polypropylene glycol ether corresponding to formula II: R4O(CH2CH2O)n[CH2(CH3)CHO]mR5 ??(II) wherein R4 is an alkyl and/or alkylene group containing from 8 to 22 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen or an alkyl group containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms, n is a number from 1 to 15 and m is a number up to 10, an optionally end-capped fatty alcohol polypropylene glycol/polyethylene glycol ether corresponding to formula II: R6O[CH2(CH3)CHO]p(CH2CH2O)qR7 ??(III) wherein R6 is an alkyl and/or alkylene group having f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Schmid, Rita Koester
  • Patent number: 7312186
    Abstract: A cleaning solution for semiconductor substrates comprising a nonionic surface active agent of the formula (1) and/or the formula (2), a chelating agent and a chelating accelerator: CH3—(CH2)l—O—(CmH2mO)n—X ??(1) wherein l, m and n independently represent a positive number, and X represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group; CH3—(CH2)a—O—(CbH2bO)d—(CxH2xO)y—X ??(2) wherein a, b, d, x and y independently represent a positive number, b and x are different, and X represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignees: Kanto Chemical Co., Inc., NEC Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Takashima, Yoshiko Kasama, Hiroaki Tomimori, Hidemitsu Aoki
  • Patent number: 7297671
    Abstract: Neutralizing a surfactant which is comprised of an alkaline-catalyzed reaction product between a monomeric or polymeric alcohol having at least one active hydrogen group and an alkylene oxide with a fatty acid allows the cloud point of the surfactant to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Chacko Thankachan, Brian J. Betke
  • Patent number: 7285231
    Abstract: An immersion liquid for microscopy using water immersion objectives has a refractive index in the range from 1.25 to 1.4 and a kinematic viscosity of greater than 20 mm2/s at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung trading as Carl Zeiss
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Weippert
  • Patent number: 7279455
    Abstract: A rinse aid composition and methods of making and using the same. A rinse aid composition may generally include an effective amount of a sheeting agent component, and an effective amount of a defoamer component. The sheeting agent component may include one or more alcohol ethoxylate compounds that include an alkyl group that includes 12 or fewer carbon atoms. The defoamer component may include an ethylene oxide containing surfactant configured for reducing the stability of foam that may be created by the one or more alcohol ethoxylate compounds of the sheeting agent in an aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Steven Eugene Lentsch, Eddie D. Sowle, Jessica Susan Hammerberg
  • Patent number: 7279449
    Abstract: The present invention is a polymer-containing cosmetic hair shampoo comprising one or more pregelatinized, crosslinked starch derivatives. Preferably, the hair care agent further comprises one or more polymers. In one embodiment, the polymer includes cationic polymers. In another embodiment, the polymer includes nonionic, amphoteric, or anionic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Harald Albrecht, Birgit Heitmann, Stephan Ruppert
  • Patent number: 7268105
    Abstract: The present invention is related to thickening shampoo compositions and its long-term stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: KPSS-Kao Professional Salon Services GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Molenda
  • Patent number: 7247270
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ophthalmic solution for soft contact lenses for controlled release of polyethers into an eye's tear film. Polyether components of the subject solution are released from the soft contact lens material matrix over long time periods to produce longer lasting wetting performance, improved lubricity, improved end-of-the-day comfort and reduced feeling of dryness from wearing contact lenses. The present invention also includes the use of cationic polyelectrolytes for controlling the swelling of hydrogel contact lenses typically caused by the absorption of high concentrations of polyethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhenze Hu, Joseph C. Salamone, Dharmendra Jani
  • Patent number: 7241727
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with post-foaming cleaning compositions which may be dispensed from a pressurised container. The compositions contain a post-foaming agent, for example a volatile hydrocarbon which boils and causes the composition to fizz on the surface of a fabric to be cleaned thereby enhancing the cleaning effect. The compositions contain high amount of volatile hydrocarbon, i.e. about 20 to 40% by weight, and a surfactant component consisting of or comprising a fatty alcohol ethoxylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventors: Susan Hart, legal representative, Colin William Brown, Anjum Fatima Shaukat, Gerald Leslie Hart, deceased
  • Patent number: 7229954
    Abstract: A carpet cleaning composition comprises a terpene hydrocarbon solvent that also functions as a fragrance, one or more surfactants, an anti-soil component, an anti-stain component, water, and, optionally, an anti-foam agent and a pH adjusting agent. In the preferred embodiment, the terpene hydrocarbon solvent is d-limonene, an organic, low volatility solvent produced from citrus oil extract. The pH adjusting agent maintains a pH in the carpet cleaning composition between 8.5 and 9.5 and preferably about 9.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Bissell Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse J. Williams
  • Patent number: 7226726
    Abstract: The developer of the present invention is used in a method where a water-soluble resin coating layer is applied on a resist pattern formed by the conventional method, and the coating layer is crosslinked by an acid supplied from the resist, and the uncrosslinked area in the coating layer is dissolved and removed with a developer to thicken the resist pattern. This developer comprises an aqueous solution containing at least one surfactant selected from an N-acylsarcosinate, an N-acyl-N-methylalaninate, an N-acyltaurinate, an N-acyl-N-methyltaurinate, a fatty acid alkylol amide, and a fatty acid alkylol amide polyoxyethylene adduct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials USA Corp.
    Inventor: Takashi Kanda
  • Patent number: 7220715
    Abstract: Compositions for treating fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linens and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of soils from and/or care of and/or treatment of fabric articles, especially while providing superior garment care for articles sensitive to water as compared to conventional fabric article treating compositions, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventors: Chanchal Kumar Ghosh, John Christian Haught
  • Patent number: 7214276
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds of the formula (1) in which A is C2- to C4-alkylene, B is C1- to C4-alkylene, x is a number from 1 to 3, and y is a number from 1 to 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Dahlmann, Rainer Kupfer
  • Patent number: 7202202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surfactant system and a consumable detergent composition comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donna Jean Haeggberg, John Christian Haught, Kelli Alison Fleisch, William Michael Scheper, Keith Homer Baker, Robb Richard Gardner
  • Patent number: 7101835
    Abstract: Compositions for treating fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linens and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of soils from and/or care of and/or treatment of fabric articles, especially while providing superior garment care for articles sensitive to water as compared to conventional fabric article treating compositions, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Christopher Deak, John Christian Haught, Joseph Michael Ladd, Jr., John Cort Severns, Christian Arthur Jacques K. Thoen, Jerome Howard Collins