Plural Immiscible Liquid Phases (e.g., Emulsion, Oily And Aqueous Layers, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/417)
  • Patent number: 9738858
    Abstract: The current invention is directed towards mixtures of compounds, comprising (A) in the range of from 93 to 97% by weight compound of general formula (I) (B) in the range of from 3 to 6.5% by weight compound of general formula (II) (C) in the range of from 0.2 to 0.5% by weight compound of general formula (III) wherein the integers are defined as follows: R1 is —(CH2)nCH3, R2 is —(CH2)n+2CH3, R3 is —(CH2)n+1CH(CH3)2, R4 is —(CH2)n?1CH(CH3)2 G1 selected from monosaccharides with 4 to 6 carbon atoms, x in the range of from 1.1 to 10, n is a number in the range of from 1 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frederic Bauer, Rainer Eskuchen, Juergen Tropsch
  • Patent number: 9534343
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion composition comprising: i) partially fluorinated copolymer; ii) one or more co-solvents; iii) one or more surfactants; and optionally iv) one or more defoamers; wherein the co-solvent comprises fatty acids, esters of fatty acids, glycerides, glycols, or mixture thereof, and is useful for providing water and oil repellency to fibrous substrates without excessive pad roller build-up during application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Oronde Brown, John Christopher Sworen
  • Patent number: 9080030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a universal colorant composition that is essentially free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs). The present invention comprises a dispersing vehicle that comprises a low molecular weight carbamide compound, a C3-C5 polyalcohol, a polyethylene glycol, and optionally water. The dispersing vehicle provides excellent humectant and dispersing properties. The colorant composition comprising the dispersing vehicle maintains its stability and functionality following extended exposure to the atmosphere and/or temperature extremes. The present invention provides a colorant composition that is universally compatible with a wide variety of aqueous/water-based and organic solvent-based paints and coatings, while exhibiting physical and performance characteristics that are comparable to conventional colorant compositions that contain VOCs and APEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LORAMA GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Pat Amiel, Adam Carleton, Alison Crumblehulme, Mirceta Elez, Herman Persuad, Rahila Roshan, Nerine Myers-Allen
  • Publication number: 20150148282
    Abstract: A multicomponent composition separating surfactant and fragrance into separate phases to increase the fragrance release from the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Joseph Knorr, Junhong Mao, Alison Kugler, Ammanuel Mehreteab, Andrei Potanin
  • Patent number: 9012390
    Abstract: Surfactants (e.g., fluorosurfactants) for stabilizing aqueous or hydrocarbon droplets in a fluorophilic continuous phase are presented. In some embodiments, fluorosurfactants include a fluorophilic tail soluble in a fluorophilic (e.g., fluorocarbon) continuous phase, and a headgroup soluble in either an aqueous phase or a lipophilic (e.g., hydrocarbon) phase. The combination of a fluorophilic tail and a headgroup may be chosen so as to create a surfactant with a suitable geometry for forming stabilized reverse emulsion droplets having a disperse aqueous or lipophilic phase in a continuous, fluorophilic phase. In some embodiments, the headgroup is preferably non-ionic and can prevent or limit the adsorption of molecules at the interface between the surfactant and the discontinuous phase. This configuration can allow the droplet to serve, for example, as a reaction site for certain chemical and/or biological reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Raindance Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Holtze, David A. Weitz, John Brian Hutchison
  • Patent number: 8992632
    Abstract: A cleaning composition according to one embodiment includes a surfactant system comprising nonionic surfactant in combination with an anionic surfactant; water present in an amount from 0 to about 40 wt % based on a total weight of the cleaning composition; a solvent system comprising a polyalcohol, the solvent system being present in an amount effective to solubilize the surfactant system in the water; and an enzyme present in an amount of less than about 15 wt %; wherein the cleaning composition is in a form of a continuous phase, wherein the cleaning composition is characterized as exhibiting about a constant cleaning efficacy as measured using test procedure ASTM D4265 when the cleaning composition is added to 69 liters of exterior water in amounts ranging from about 9 to about 22 grams of cleaning composition. Methods for pretreating and cleaning laundry and nontextile surfaces are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Method Products, PBC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Holzhauer, Kaj Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150057214
    Abstract: A method for preparing a microemulsion is disclosed which employs a method based upon identification of the phase behavior of a plurality of components comprising the microemulsion. Further disclosed is a microemulsion composition comprising a first component, coupling agent, and surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: RICHARD P. BEATTY
  • Publication number: 20150045278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous microemulsion, comprising a) one or more liquid carboxylic acid esters, b) one or more water-soluble salts having one or more cations, preferably selected from the group comprising sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and ammonium, c) one or more salts of sulphosuccinic acid ester, d) one or more nonionic surfactants selected from alkoxylated sorbitan ester and alkoxylated vegetable oil, and e) one or more boosters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Renate Beisser, Jürgen Allgaier, Jens Hillerich
  • Patent number: 8951947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-phase personal cleansing compositions containing a lathering cleansing phase and a separate non-lathering structured aqueous phase wherein the two phases are packaged in physical contact while remaining stable over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Shiqing Wei, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20150038389
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The cleaning compositions of the present invention may include at least one alkyl 3-hydroxybutyrate and water, optionally including at least one surfactant and one or more additional additives. The cleaning compositions of the present invention, which are non-toxic and environmentally benign, can be useful to remove many types of soils from a range of different substrates in a variety of domestic, industrial, and/or institutional applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jos Simon De Wit, Mark Stanley Pavlin
  • Publication number: 20150038395
    Abstract: A process of making a granular detergent composition comprising the steps of: a) forming an aqueous detergent slurry; b) spray drying said aqueous detergent slurry to form a plurality of spray-dried detergent particles; and c) forming an emulsion comprising a surfactant and an amphiphilic graft co-polymer, d) adding the emulsion from step c) to at least a portion of said plurality of spray-dried detergent particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan TANTAWY, Sabrina Beatrice Danielle GAULT, Andrew Brian Greenaway PATTON, Adam PORTER, Stephen John WALKER, Hossein AHMADIAN
  • Publication number: 20150038397
    Abstract: A process of making a granular detergent composition comprising the steps of: a) forming an aqueous detergent slurry; b) spray drying said aqueous detergent slurry to form a plurality of spray-dried detergent particles; c) forming an emulsion comprising a polymer; and d) adding the emulsion from step c) to at least a portion of said plurality of spray-dried detergent particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan TANTAWY, Sabrina Beatrice Danielle GAULT, Andrew Brian Greenaway PATTON, Adam PORTER, Stephen John WALKER, Hossein AHMADIAN
  • Publication number: 20150038396
    Abstract: A process of making a granular detergent composition comprising the steps of: a) forming an aqueous detergent slurry; b) spray drying said aqueous detergent slurry to form a plurality of spray-dried detergent particles; c) forming an emulsion comprising a surfactant; and d) adding the emulsion from step c) to at least a portion of said plurality of spray-dried detergent particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan TANTAWY, Sabrina Beatrice Danielle GAULT, Andrew Brian Greenaway PATTON, Adam PORTER, Stephen John WALKER, Hossein AHMADIAN
  • Publication number: 20150038391
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The cleaning compositions of the present invention are both non-toxic and environmentally benign, and are effective at removing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic soils from a wide range of substrate types, including metal, glass, painted wall board, vinyl, concrete, and many others. The cleaning compositions of the present invention may be useful in a variety of domestic, industrial, and/or institutional applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jos Simon De Wit, Mark Stanley Pavlin
  • Publication number: 20150030644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions. More specifically, the present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions that may be used to protect surfaces from being soiled or wetted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oh, Vladimir Gartstein, Timothy Bates
  • Publication number: 20150030643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions. More specifically, the present invention relates to amino silicone nanoemulsions that may be used to protect surfaces from being soiled or wetted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Vladimir Gartstein, William Richard Mueller, Charles Raymond Degenhardt, Hiroshi Oh, Steven Daryl Smith, Nicholas David Vetter
  • Publication number: 20150030557
    Abstract: Consumer product compositions providing enhanced hydrophobic benefit agent deposition. The benefit agent is provided as a benefit agent/deposition aid emulsion, where the benefit agent is physically adsorbed to the deposition aid before the emulsion is added to the balance of ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yonas Gizaw, Steven Daryl Smith, Roy Jerome Harrington
  • Publication number: 20150031595
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprises between about 10% to about 50% of at least one organic solvent comprising vegetable oil. The composition further comprises between about 2% to about 20% of at least one co-solvent. The composition further comprises at least one water-in-oil emulsifier and non-ionic surfactant. The composition also comprises at least one anionic surfactant and between about 20% to about 60% of water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Adam Cesari
  • Publication number: 20150011455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning compositions suitable for cleaning and disinfecting non-horizontal surfaces. The invention comprises an ether carboxylate or ether sulphate in combination with an amphoteric surfactant and with a non-ionic surfactant at a certain ratio which can be applied preferably in the form of foam at room temperature, preferably for the use in industrial and institutional cleaning products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Elizabet Moragas Arjant, Blanca Nogues Lopez
  • Publication number: 20140378553
    Abstract: A method for producing an organopolysiloxane emulsion composition, which enables the organopolysiloxane to be formed with a high viscosity in a short period of time, and suppresses the amount of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) to not more than 3,000 ppm. Specifically, a method for producing an organopolysiloxane emulsion which includes emulsifying a mixture containing an organopolysiloxane represented by formula: HO(R12SiO)nH and having a D4 content of not more than 1,000 ppm, a nonionic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, and water, and subjecting the obtained emulsion composition to emulsion polymerization, thus preparing the emulsion composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Ando
  • Patent number: 8916511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel branched polysiloxanes having quaternary ammonium groups of the general formula (I) as a softening agent for textile sheet materials and fibers, and to a method for the production and use thereof Ma MQb MRc Dd DQe DRf Tg Qh Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Maurer, Michael Ferenz
  • Patent number: 8906840
    Abstract: A Low-VOC, water-based graffiti cleaner containing water, Glycol Ether EB, Acetone, DBE, Acetic acid, and a small amount of fragrance. The VOC content of this composition is less than or equal to 15.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg Motsenbocker
  • Patent number: 8901062
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsion comprising droplets of a molten hydrogenated castor oil, the droplets having a mean diameter of between 0.1 ?m and 4 ?m; and an anionic surfactant; and wherein the mean diameter is measured when the emulsion is at a temperature of between 85° C. and 95° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Niels De Meirleir, Walter August Maria Broeckx, Linda Pellens
  • Patent number: 8901061
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprising a choline salt and a surfactant or solvent. Also, a method of cleaning using the cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert D'Ambrogio, Deborah A. Peru, Karen Wisniewski
  • Publication number: 20140348759
    Abstract: A structured surfactant system with a very high degree of clarity. The system comprises water and a mixture of at least one surfactant having a HLB (Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance) value of less than 10, and at least one surfactant having an HLB value of 10 or greater. The structured surfactant system forms multilamellar vesicles and has suspending properties without added electrolytes, carbohydrates, or polymeric thickeners. This makes the structured surfactant system particularly useful in personal care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: John Hawkins, Emilie Pace, Laetitia Lebert
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140332562
    Abstract: Foamable sanitizing compositions are disclosed. The compositions contain alcohol, water, a foaming agent, and a foam strengthening agent. The foaming agent which may comprise a derivatized dimethicone has been found to cause the alcohol solution to foam even though alcohol has various defoaming properties. The foam strengthening agent may comprise, for instance, a betaine that contains organic molecules wherein at least 90% of the organic molecules have a carbon chain length of 18 carbon atoms or greater. In one embodiment, the composition can be contained in a non-aerosol dispensing container that mixes the composition with air causing the composition to foam when dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Seidling, Corey Thomas Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8883709
    Abstract: A liquid composition for treatment of stained fabric is disclosed. The composition may be an aqueous emulsion that includes a fatty alcohol as a stabilizing agent. The composition may also include one or more nonionic surfactants, detersive enzymes, borax, cleaning agents, fragrances, pH adjusting agents, thickeners, and preservatives. The composition may remain a stable emulsion after even long term storage at various temperatures. Moreover, the composition's improved stability is achieved without significantly sacrifice of its stain removal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Vasyl A. Nechyporenko
  • Patent number: 8871701
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous cleansing emulsion comprising a hydrophobic component H1 selected from the group consisting of the following categories: (i) aliphatic C10- or C15-terpene hydrocarbons; (ii) aliphatic C10- or C15-terpenoids; (iii) aliphatic C15-C40-hydrocarbons; and (iv) C6-C30-carboxylic acid C1-C30-alkyl esters. A hydrophobic component H2 selected from the group consisting of the following categories: (iii) aliphatic C15-C40-hydrocarbons; (iv) C6-C30-carboxylic acid C1-C30-alkyl esters; (v) aliphatic C6-C19-hydrocarbons; (vi) aromatic C10- or C15-terpenoids; (vii) aliphatic or aromatic C20-, C25-, C30- or C35-terpenoids; (viii) essential, animal or vegetable oils; and (ix) silicon oils. Furthermore, the emulsion contains an emulsifier E1 having a HLB value of 4±2; an emulsifier E2 having a HLB value of 9±2; and optionally, an emulsifier E3 having an HLB value of 16±4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Solenis LLC
    Inventors: Patric Bierganns, Markus Broecher, Charlotta Kanto-Oeqvist
  • Publication number: 20140303061
    Abstract: An aqueous-based cleaning composition including a water-insoluble builder component and a method of providing both such builder component and such cleaning composition in the absence of heat to provide a cleaning composition which is phase stable at room temperature without loss of cleaning efficacy. The builder component is composed of a C10-C16 linear fatty monohydric alcohol, e.g., tetradecanol, and an alcohol carrier. The alcohol carrier is preferably a C1-C4 monohydric alcohol. An alkyl glucoside is preferably also included in the cleaning composition to enhance the provision of the composition as a clear solution, and to promote combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials upon the mixing of components to provide the cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Vasyl A. NECHYPORENKO
  • Publication number: 20140303062
    Abstract: There is provided a highly branched hydrocarbon based surfactant for stabilizing a water/supercritical carbon dioxide microemulsion. A surfactant comprising: a sulfate compound of Formula (1): R1—OSO3M??(1) (where R1 is a C6-30 hydrocarbon group having a branched chain; and M is a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, ammonium, a basic amino acid residue, an alkanolamine residue having a C2-3 hydroxyalkyl group, or an aliphatic alkanolammonium) for stabilizing a water/supercritical carbon dioxide microemulsion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., HIROSAKI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masanobu SAGISAKA, Kotaro KUDO, Masahiro HIDA, Yasufumi SHIKAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140274855
    Abstract: The invention relates to the manufacture and use of a cleaning agent, characterized in that the cleaning agent comprises a microemulsion or a fluid nanophase system, and has the following components: a) at least one non-water-soluble substance having a solubility in water of less than 4 g per liter, b) at least one amphiphile substance, NP-MCA, that has no tenside structure, does not form structures on its own, has a solubility in water or oil between 4 g and 1000 g per liter, and preferably does not accumulate at the oil-water boundary, with the provision that NP-MCA is not selected from among 2-Ethyl-1,3-Hexanediol, 2-Methyl-2,4-Pentanediol, 2-(n-Butyl)-2-Ethyl-1,3-Propanediol and/or 1,2-Diols; c) at least one anionic, cationic, amphoteric and/or non-ionic tenside; d) water and/or a water-soluble solvent having hydroxyl functionality and, optionally, additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUBBLES & BEYOND GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk SCHUMANN, Rainer Surkow
  • Publication number: 20140271504
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to the use of nonionic hydrophobically modified polysaccharides in personal care and household care compositions. More specifically, but not by way of limitation, the presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates to the use of hydrophobically-modified cellulose ethers, such as hydrophobically-modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC) polymers in personal care and household care compositions. These compositions show pronounced syneresis in aqueous solutions or in the presence of surfactants, including nonionic surfactants and anionic surfactants such as lauryl sulfate (LS) and lauryl ether sulfate (LES). It is also contemplated that the surfactants used in the compositions be sulfate free and/or multi-tailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Hugo Hurkens, Gijsbert Kroon, Thi Hong Lan Le-Pham
  • Patent number: 8834643
    Abstract: A method for cleaning objects made of organic or inorganic materials, wherein the relevant material is brought into contact with a composition in the form of a fluid nanophase system, comprising a) at least one water-insoluble substance having a water solubility of less than 4 grams per liter, b) at least one amphiphilic substance (NP-MCA) which has no surfactant structure, is not structure-forming on its own, the solubility of which in water or oil ranges between 4 g and 1000 g per liter and which does not preferably accumulate at the oil-water interface, c) at least one anionic, cationic, amphoteric and/or non-ionic surfactant, d) at least one polar protic solvent, in particular having hydroxy functionality, e) if necessary one or more auxiliary substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bubbles and Beyond GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Schumann, Rainer Surkow
  • Patent number: 8809255
    Abstract: A composition is provided that includes 0.5 to 15 total weight percent of a surfactant. The surfactant is a non-ionic surfactant, an anionic surfactant, or a combination thereof. The composition also includes 0.01 to 35 total weight percent of solvent including a microemulsion, a carboxylic acid ester based ketal ester solvent, or a combination thereof 0.1 to 10 total weight percent of at least one emollient, and 60 to 99.3 total weight percent of water also being present. The resultant composition has total volatile organic content (VOC) composition of less than 2 total weight percent and as a result, the composition is more environmental benign and less irritating to skin than conventional waterless hand cleaners. The composition is well suited for being impregnated into a substrate of a towel presenting two opposed surfaces, the substrate having pores for absorbing and retaining the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris J. Plotz, Paul J. Gottesburen
  • Patent number: 8796198
    Abstract: A process for producing amino-functional polysiloxanes by reacting the components A) identical or different terminally hydroxy-functional, linear or branched polysiloxanes, B) identical or different alkoxysilanes of the formula R1xR23-xSiR3??(I) where R1 is identical or different alkyl radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R2 is identical or different alkoxy radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 is an organic radical having at least one nitrogen atom, x=0 to 2, and C) water, in the presence of D) one or more phosphorus-containing, Brønsted-acidic compounds, to the correspondingly obtainable polysiloxanes containing nitrogen-containing groups, and to the use thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frauke Henning, Andrea Lohse, Ulrike Mahring, Dirk Kuppert
  • Patent number: 8795692
    Abstract: PEG-free, cold-preparable, prolonged-stability, low-viscosity, fine oil-in-water emulsions, their preparation from preferably clear oil phases or via preferably clear to transparent microemulsion-like concentrates, the corresponding oil phases or microemulsion-like concentrates and the use of the inventive emulsions for producing cosmetic, dermatological, pharmaceutical or industrial formulations, especially for the production of impregnating emulsions for wet wipes or for sprayable care emulsions are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hameyer, Jürgen Meyer, Gabriele Polak
  • Patent number: 8785363
    Abstract: The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. This system forms emulsions with, and can remove greasy and oily stains, even those comprised of non-trans fats. In another embodiment anionic surfactants are combined with a solvent, and amine oxide to remove sunscreen stains. The compositions may be used alone, as a pre-spotter or other pre-treatment or as a part of a soft surface or hard surface cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Michael Charles DeNoma, Yvonne Marie Killeen, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Publication number: 20140194337
    Abstract: A method for preparing a microemulsion is disclosed which employs a method based upon identification of the phase behavior of a plurality of components comprising the microemulsion. Further disclosed is a microemulsion composition comprising a first component, coupling agent, and surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: INVISTA North America S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: RICHARD P. BEATTY
  • Patent number: 8772399
    Abstract: A protective dressing composition which imparts a lustrous and glossy appearance to a flexible or elastic rubber or plastic surface includes water, silicone fluid, a polymeric acrylic emulsifier to hold the silicone fluid in dispersion in the water and a UV stabilizer. Further, the composition is substantially free of nonpolymeric surfactants. The coating does not exhibit stickiness, attract dust or other contaminants, and resist cracking and peeling. The composition provides of a shiny protective coating suitable for application to metal, plastic, wood, and painted surfaces, and is especially well suited for use on flexible substrates such as automotive tires, bumpers, rubber, trim, vinyl, and the like. The coating maintains the flexibility of the coating at low temperatures and reduces and/or eliminates the tacky property on the surface. The acrylic polymer emulsifier does not re-emulsify with rain (water) providing a durable protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Hida Hasinovic
  • Patent number: 8765658
    Abstract: A method for preparing an emulsion cleaning composition that is resistant to separation upon exposure to depressed and elevated temperatures and which exhibits a persistent peroxide content comprises preparing an organic portion and an oxidant portion and then combining the organic portion and the oxidant portion under mixing to make the emulsion. The organic portion comprises an organic solvent, and emulsifier and a cleaner surfactant. The oxidant portion comprises an oxidizing compound activator and a peroxide generator. The emulsion cleaning composition is useful for removing petroleum distillate residue from metal surfaces such as refinery surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Carus Corporation
    Inventors: John MacKinnon, Sheryl Ivy
  • Patent number: 8759274
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to self-emulsifiable compositions comprising polyolefines, in particular polyisobutene, the process to obtain said emulsions and the use of said emulsions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Dobrawa, Dieter Boeckh, Rajan K. Panandiker, Julie Menkhaus, Frank Huelskoetter
  • Publication number: 20140162930
    Abstract: The need for a structurant premix that provides improved structuring of liquid compositions, while exhibiting less performance variation due to process variation or variation in ingredient levels, that is also particularly suitable for low water liquid compositions, is met through the use of an aqueous structuring premix comprising long threads of non-polymeric, crystalline, hydroxyl-containing structuring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Niels DE MEIRLEIR, Walter August Maria BROECKX, Linda PELLENS
  • Publication number: 20140162931
    Abstract: The need for a structurant premix that provides improved structuring of liquid compositions comprising high surfactant levels or hydrophobic ingredients is met through the use of an aqueous structuring premix comprising small particles of a non-polymeric, crystalline, hydroxyl-containing structuring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Niels DE MEIRLEIR, Walter August Maria BROECKX, Linda PELLENS
  • Patent number: 8729000
    Abstract: A convenient single use multi-phase care system including multiple formulations can be packaged in one dispensing unit. The multi-phase care system is capable of separately dispensing one of the multiple formulations at a time in a sequential order to allow the consumer to dispense a daily care regimen one step at a time. In one embodiment, the daily care regimen is a multi-phase skin care system. In another embodiment, the daily care regimen is a multi-phase hair care system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Richard Seidling, Scott W. Wenzel, Laura Serra
  • Patent number: 8722612
    Abstract: Compositions useful as fabric softeners contain a long chain ?-ketocarbonylquat containing at least one quaternary ammonium group and an organopolysiloxane polymer or siloxane copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Christian Herzig, Richard Becker, Eva Baumann
  • Patent number: 8722605
    Abstract: A “water-in-oil emulsion” comprising a solvent or solvent blend; water; an emulsifier; optionally an emulsion stability additive, such as a surfactant, preferably anionic and optionally a paint compatibility additive, such as esters, ketones, alcohols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Neil R. Wilson, Michael A. Murphy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8703861
    Abstract: A tire dressing composition is provided that includes at least one silicone fluid having a viscosity of between 40 and 500,000 centiStokes at room temperature. A fluorinated acrylate polymer is provided in the composition to limit the amount of streaking in a coating formed from the composition upon application to a tire surface. The coating is formed through the evaporation of a solvent in the composition containing the at least one silicone fluid and the fluorinated acrylate polymer. A process is provided for dressing a tire having a previous silicone coating thereon, the process including applying the tire dressing composition and allowing the solvent to evaporate from the composition to form a tire dressing coating. The coating producing an initial gloss of greater than 110 units. A gloss of greater than 110 units is maintained for at least two weeks subsequent to the application under normal vehicle operation conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventor: Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Patent number: 8691744
    Abstract: Siloxane copolymers producible by (a) reacting organopolysiloxanes (1) having a Si-bound hydrogen atom with linear oligomeric or polymeric compounds (2) of the general formula R1-(A-CnH2n)m-A1-H (I), (b) reacting the resultant H-A1 group-bearing intermediates (4) with organic compounds (5) having at least two isocyanate groups in the presence of further organic compounds (6) and (7) which are reactive toward isocyanate groups, wherein the compounds (6) contain at least one tertiary amine group and the compounds (7) can be eliminated from the siloxane copolymer in a temperature range from 50° C. to 250° C., wherein free isocyanate groups are formed in the siloxane copolymer, and (c) partially or completely quaternizing the amine-containing intermediates (8) from step (b) with an alkylating agent (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Michael Messner, Sabine Hoffmann, Jens-Peter Moldenhauer
  • Publication number: 20140093547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of silicone in water emulsions by emulsion polymerisation. The emulsion contains particles of an organopolysiloxane polymer having an average particle diameter of less than 1 ?m. The method comprises: —combining a silanol end-blocked organosiloxane starting polymer, water, and a surfactant; said starting polymer having a viscosity of at least 2 Pa·s preferably at least 2.5 Pa·s preferably at least 3.5 Pa·s preferably at least 4 Pa·s and up to 150 Pa·s; —emulsifying the starting polymer by agitating or shearing the ingredients; —polymerizing the starting polymer to form a longer chain silanol end-blocked organopolysiloxane polymer; wherein at least a portion of said polymerising step is performed at a temperature of less than or equal to 16° C. preferably less than or equal to 15° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Severine Cauvin, Sophie Hanssens, Alberto Petrosino, Benoit Rassart, Blondine Van Roy