With Diverse Non-soap Surfactant Patents (Class 510/422)
  • Patent number: 11377623
    Abstract: A surfactant (a) having a critical micelle concentration (CMC) of 0.10 g/L or lower, represented by formula (1): R1—[—O-(A1O)n—H]m (1), wherein R1 is a C7-C20 hydrocarbon group having a valence number of m; m is an integer of 2 to 6; A1 in (A1O)n in each of [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is each independently a C2-C4 alkylene group; n in [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is each independently an integer of 1 to 100; and the sum of n in [—O-(A1O)n—H]m is 13 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Araki, Yoshiyuki Wakahara
  • Patent number: 10294443
    Abstract: A low-foaming composition for cleaning a ware-washing machine comprises water, an alkoxylate, an acid (preferably citric acid), and preferably a phase separation promoter (for example a polyethylene glycol or an ionic salt). The composition is in two separate layers under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Karl Ludwig Gibis, Dietmar Van Loyen, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides
  • Patent number: 9920282
    Abstract: A low-foaming composition for cleaning a ware-washing machine comprises water, an alkoxylate, an acid (preferably citric acid), and preferably a phase separation promoter (for example a polyethylene glycol or an ionic salt). The composition is in two separate layers under ambient conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Karl Ludwig Gibis, Dietmar Van Loyen, Chris Efstathios Housmekerides
  • Patent number: 9080132
    Abstract: A composition (C) of formula (I): R1—O-(G)p-H (I). G is a reducing sugar, R1 is a heptyl radical, p is a decimal number, and 1<p?5. Composition (C) is a mixture of compounds of five formulae: R1—O-(G)1-H (I1), R1—O-(G)2-H (I2), R1—O-(G)3-H (I3), R1—O-(G)4-H (I4), and R1—O-(G)5-H (I5). The sum of their molar proportions a1, a2, a3, a4 and a5 equals 1, and p=a1+2a2+3a3+4a4+5a5. Composition (C) is a solubilising agent in an acidic aqueous composition for non-ionic surfactant(s) according to: R—(O—CH(R?)—CH2)n—(O—CH2—CH2)m—O—H (II). R is a C8-C14 aliphatic radical, R? is CH3 or CH2CH3, 0?n?15, 0?m?15, and (n+m)>0. Also, compositions (C1) having 0.2-40% mass of composition(s) (C) and 0.2-80% mass non-ionic surfactant(s) of formula (II), which may be used to clean hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DE PRODUITS POUR LES INDUSTRIES CHIMIQUES SEPPIC
    Inventors: Marie-Francoise Gayral Chirac, Sebastien Kerverdo, Jerome Guilbot, Herve Rolland
  • Patent number: 9018152
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition containing (A) 10 to 70 mass % of a nonionic surfactant, (B) 1 to 15 mass % of an anionic surfactant, (C) 0.01 to 2 mass % of a protease, and (D) 0.001 to 0.1 mass % of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of thiazole-based compounds and sulfur-containing amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LION Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotsugu Ogura, Hiroaki Shindo
  • Patent number: 8993502
    Abstract: A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) a blend of linear primary alcohols, wherein each alcohol of said blend includes a carbon chain containing 9 to 17 carbons or an ethoxylated blend thereof; (e) water; (f) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Thomas A. Strash
  • Patent number: 8980813
    Abstract: A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) water; (e) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Thomas A. Strash, John R. Wietfeldt, Russell B. Wortley
  • Patent number: 8957011
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8933009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of membrane separation processes and clean in place compositions for cleaning such membranes. The cleaning compositions can remove proteins, fats, and other food, beverage, and brewery based soils and offer an environmentally friendly alternative surfactant system to NPE. According to the invention, surfactants and polymers useful for this process are unpredictable and specific surfactants, polymers, and combinations of the same are disclosed for use alone, as part of a cleaning composition. Methods of use of the same are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schacht, Jeffrey Weilage, Eric Schmidt, Joseph P. Curran, Ralf Krack, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Charles Allen Hodge
  • Patent number: 8927479
    Abstract: An aqueous aerosol bathroom cleaner includes a surfactant, a water-soluble or dispersible organic solvent, a chelating agent and a propellant that comprises n-butane. Comparative data demonstrate that the presence of n-butane in the composition enhances the rate of bathroom soap scum removal relative to aerosol compositions that do not contain n-butane in the propellant. The amount of surfactant present is sufficient so that the composition develops a stable foam upon being dispensed onto a soiled bathroom hard surface. The foam collapses after 10 to 60 seconds to deliver the cleaning components onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Kristina Perlas
  • Patent number: 8921295
    Abstract: A biodegradable concentrated neutral detergent composition comprises various chelate compounds, various corrosion inhibitors, an alkaline compound, at least one sequestrant, various surfactants and hydrotropes, and water. The detergent can be highly concentrated, has a good long term shelf life, and when diluted is very effective in cleaning metals such as surgical instruments and prevents corrosion resistance of the metal even in a hard water environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Ann Maria Kneipp, Nancy-Hope E. Kaiser, Althea Noel Johnson
  • Patent number: 8901059
    Abstract: A hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising a chelant and branched surfactants to provide superior grease cleaning and shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Francois Theophile Evers, Tania Patricia Maddox
  • Patent number: 8895492
    Abstract: This application relates to a dilutable aqueous liquid cleaning composition, typically a dishwashing liquid, which comprises a plurality of surfactants, the surfactants including surfactant active components comprising from greater than 30% to up to 55% by weight, based on the weight of the composition, wherein the composition has a viscosity of 100 to 500 mPas as measured at 25° C., and the composition is dilutable with water to form a non-gelling diluted composition having up to six times the volume of the undiluted composition and a viscosity within the range of 100 to 1600 mPas as measured at 25° C. at any dilution up to the six times dilution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Jiashi Tarng, Joan Gambogi
  • Patent number: 8877698
    Abstract: Aqueous hard surface treatment compositions necessarily comprise an alcohol constituent selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, n-butanol, benzyl alcohol, and mixtures thereof which alcohol constituent comprises from about 40 and 70 weight percent (“% wt”) of the total weight of the composition of which it forms a part. Preferably however the alcohol constituent is present in an amount of from about 50% wt to about 70% wt, more preferably is present in amounts of from about 60% wt to about 70% wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Mark Timothy Bennett, Andrew Francis Colurciello, Caryn Oryniak, Janette Kumyoung Suh, Laura Jean Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 8871700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning and disinfecting liquid detergent compositions and, in one embodiment, liquid hand dishwashing compositions, comprising a metal salt, preferably a divalent metal salt, preferably Zn2+-salt and linear alkyl nucleophilic surfactant, preferably a linear alkyl chain amine oxide. The present invention further relates to methods of disinfecting dishware and/or dishwashing implements and/or skin using such a liquid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jamila Tajmamet, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers
  • Patent number: 8859485
    Abstract: Described are fabric care compositions, comprising a builder and an aqueous dispersion comprising an ethylene acrylic acid copolymer and a fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chaofang Yue, David Malotky, J. Keith Harris
  • Patent number: 8809253
    Abstract: A container has: a) a collapsible receptacle, the wall of which is designed flexibly such that the internal volume of the receptacle is adapted to the volume of a liquid contained therein, and which has an outlet with an outlet valve; and b) in the receptacle a disinfectant composition in the form of a solution with a content of aliphatic alcohol of at most 20% by weight. It is possible that the disinfectant composition is not contaminated with spores or other germs also after the container has been opened, even upon repeated discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sabine Behrends, Henning Reinstorff, Andreas Dettmann
  • Patent number: 8741827
    Abstract: A multi-purpose cleaning compound comprising about 4.50% to about 16.50% by volume isopropyl alcohol; about 4.50% to about 16.50% by volume vinegar; about 2.00% and about 8.50% by volume ammonia; about 2.00% by volume of at least one pre-selected surfactant; between about 0.009% and about 0.05% by volume rosemary oil; and about 56.50% and about 86.90% by volume water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Lucyna Vyrostko, Joseph Vyrostko
  • Patent number: 8729005
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid acidic hard surface cleaning composition having a pH of about 2-4 which necessarily comprises: an acid constituent, which is preferably an organic acid constituent, and especially preferably acetic acid, at least one nonionic surfactant, and especially preferably wherein the nonionic surfactants are derived from Guerbet alcohols; an organic solvent constituent which comprises at least one glycol ether solvent, preferably a glycol ether solvent; a sequestering polymer constituent; optionally a cosurfactant constituent, including one or more anionic, cationic, amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactants; optionally one or more further constituents selected coloring agents, fragrances and fragrance solubilizers, viscosity modifying agents including one or more thickeners, pH adjusting agents and pH buffers including organic and inorganic salts, optical brighteners, opacifying agents, hydrotropes, abrasives, and preservatives, as well as other optional constituents known to the art; and the balance,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Malcolm Tom McKechnie, Edward Staunton, Alfred Vincent Spencer, Neil Atkin, Wesley Bowyer
  • Patent number: 8729007
    Abstract: An acidic laundry detergent composition comprising less than about 20% of a surfactant system comprising surfactants selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and mixtures thereof, wherein the surfactant system has a Hydrophilic Index of greater than or equal to about 9.00 and an organic acidulant at a level such that the ratio of surfactant system to organic acidulant is less or equal to about 3.0 and an alkaline neutralizer added in an amount necessary to raise the neat pH of the detergent composition above or equal to about 2.5 but no higher than or equal to about 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Cheyne Thomas, Peter De Nies, Nilgun Esin Aksoy
  • Patent number: 8729001
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing a) 45 to 65 wt. % of one or more secondary paraffin sulfonates with 8 to 22 carbon atoms, b) 1 to 10 wt. % of one or more alcohol alkoxylates which are produced from the reaction of alcohols R—OH, wherein R is an alkyl group with 9 to 11 carbon atoms, with alkoxylating agents selected from ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, or mixtures thereof and which contain on average 1 to 4 mol of structural units derived from the alkoxylating agents per 1 mol of structural units derived from the alcohols, and c) 25 to 52 wt. % water, in relation to the total weight of the composition in each case. The compositions can be used in an advantageous manner for producing washing and cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant International, Ltd
    Inventors: Johannes Himmrich, Wolfgang Walther
  • Patent number: 8658587
    Abstract: A container has: a) a collapsible receptacle, the wall of which is designed flexibly such that the internal volume of the receptacle is adapted to the volume of a liquid contained therein, and which has an outlet with an outlet valve; and b) in the receptacle a disinfectant composition in the form of a solution with a content of aliphatic alcohol of at most 20% by weight. It is possible that the disinfectant composition is not contaminated with spores or other germs also after the container has been opened, even upon repeated discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sabine Behrends, Henning Reinstorff, Andreas Dettmann
  • Patent number: 8658582
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a composition comprising: (a) at least one alkoxylated monoamine; (b) at least one alkoxylated monoacid; (c) at least one lipophilic compound; (d) at least one surfactant; (e) optionally, at least one auxiliary ingredient; and (f) at least one cosmetically acceptable carrier; wherein the ratio by weight of (b):(a) is greater than 1 and wherein the ratio by weight of (a)+(b):(c) is greater than 2. The present invention also relates to methods for cleansing and conditioning keratinous substrates. The methods can provide hair with improved shine, condition, manageability, and styling ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: L'oreal
    Inventors: Hongjie Cao, Dina Burakov
  • Patent number: 8648026
    Abstract: A composition for dissolving and/or inhibiting deposition of scale on a surface of a system comprises an acidic component, a wetting agent, and a corrosion inhibitor. The composition may further comprise water. The acidic component comprises an alkanesulfonic acid, e.g. methanesulfonic acid (MSA). The wetting agent comprises a surfactant. The corrosion inhibitor comprises an amphoteric surfactant. The alkanesulfonic acid is present in an amount of at least about 50 weight percent (wt %), the surfactant is present in an amount of from about 0.1 to about 30 wt %, and the amphoteric surfactant is present in an amount of from about 0.025 to about 20 wt %, each based on 100 wt % of the alkanesulfonic acid, the surfactant, and the amphoteric surfactant combined. A method of dissolving and/or inhibiting deposition of scale on the surface of the system comprises the step of contacting the surface of the system with the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Joseph P Borst, Keith Hirsch, Stephen F Gross
  • Patent number: 8642530
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8598106
    Abstract: The present invention describes a formulation comprising: (A) at least one surfactant; and (B) an anti-microbial composition that comprises (i) an anti-microbial agent with surfactant properties; (ii) a hydrophobic material and (iii) a polar solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Byotrol PLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Schwarz, Stephen Brian Falder, John Yates
  • Patent number: 8575085
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-microbial composition comprising (i) an antimicrobial agent with surfactant properties, (ii) a siloxane selected from those having the formulae V:(H3C)[SiO(CH3)2]nSi(CH3)3, and (H3C)[SiO(CH3)HnSi(CH3)3, and mixtures thereof, wherein n is from 1 to 24; and (iii) a polar solvent, wherein the ratio of (i) to (ii) is from about 100:1 to about 5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Byotrol PLC
    Inventors: Ulrich Schwarz, Stephen Brian Falder
  • Patent number: 8546314
    Abstract: A surface treatment composition comprising from about 6% to about 20%, by weight of the composition, of cationic polymer; from about 6% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of anionic surfactant; and from about 4% to about 15%, by weight of the composition, of a shielding salt, wherein the weight ratio of anionic surfactant to cationic polymer is between about 0.5:1 and about 4:1. The shielding salt is defined by having a molecular weight of from about 25 to about 500 and being incapable of lowering the surface tension of water below 50 mN/m when added to water at concentrations of up to 0.01M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sherri Lynn Randall, Michelle Ann Tscheiner, Eric Scott Johnson, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Patent number: 8541352
    Abstract: Surface treatment compositions comprising certain cationic polymer(s), anionic surfactant, one or more shielding salts and hydrophobic association disruptor. The surface treatment compositions comprise at least about 6% by weight of cationic polymer, at least about 6% by weight anionic surfactant, and at least about 4% by weight of the shielding salt. The weight ratio of anionic surfactant to cationic polymer is between about 0.5:1 and about 4:1. The composition may also have a weight ratio of shielding salt to cationic polymer of between about 0.3:1 and about 3:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sherri Lynn Randall, Michelle Ann Tscheiner, Eric Scott Johnson, Mark Robert Sivik
  • Patent number: 8492325
    Abstract: Dual-usage aqueous liquid detergent compositions having suds compatability and improved cleaning, said composition containing from about 1% to about 60%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant system wherein said surfactant system contains at least 35%, by weight of the surfactant system, of alkylethoxysulfate; from 0% to about 10%, by weight of the surfactant system, of nonionic surfactant; from 0% to about 10%, by weight of the surfactant system, of soap; further contains from about 0.001% to about 4.0%, by weight of the composition, of an anti-foam selected from organomodified silicone polymers with aryl or alkylaryl substituents combined with silicone resin and the primary filler is modified silica; and mixtures thereof; and contains from about 0.01% to about 2.5%, by weight of the composition, of a structurant. Methods of using such detergent compositions for laundering textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Shari Joy Soper
  • Patent number: 8470755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning and disinfecting liquid detergent compositions and, in one embodiment, liquid hand dishwashing compositions, comprising a metal salt, preferably a divalent metal salt, preferably Zn2+-salt and linear alkyl nucleophilic surfactant, preferably a linear alkyl chain amine oxide. The present invention further relates to methods of disinfecting dishware and/or dishwashing implements and/or skin using such a liquid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jamila Tajmamet, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Robby Renilde François Keuleeers
  • Patent number: 8450264
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8440605
    Abstract: The proposed process of the present application passes a concentrated surfactant in a lamellar phase though a high-shear device diluting the concentrated surfactant in a lamellar phase to an isotropic phase without encountering the highly viscous middle phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Geoffrey Marc Wise
  • Patent number: 8389461
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to compositions and methods to disperse oils and other petroleum derivatives from bodies of water and land areas. The present disclosure further relates to biologically-compatible compositions and methods to disperse oils and other petroleum derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: EarthCare USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Dudley
  • Patent number: 8338353
    Abstract: The invention is directed toward improved aqueous hard surface cleaning compositions which include one or more polysulfonic acids The inclusion of one or more polysulfonic acids in a hard surface composition provides for improved removal of insoluble salt deposits resulting from hard water In an embodiment, the invention utilizes a foaming agent fragrance and a thickening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Martyak, Gary E. Stringer
  • Patent number: 8329630
    Abstract: Cleaner compositions, methods of making cleaners, and methods of use are disclosed. Disclosed is a method of formulating a ready-to-use degreaser composition that has extended to infinite cling time. The method of making the cleaner results in thickened compositions that are capable of removing from vertical and inverted surfaces fresh, greasy and baked-on soils encountered in the food industry. The compositions include one or more alkalinity sources, one or more chelants, one or more surfactants, one or more thickening agents, one or more solvents, one or more buffers, and as a remainder, water. Compositions prepared according to the method of the invention are substantially free of phosphorous and have a low caustic content making them user friendly, having a lower pH than commercially available cleaners. Yet the cleaners prepared according to the method of the invention are surprisingly effective at removing tenacious baked-on soils encountered in the food service industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Finison, Daniel L. Moran, Stephen T. Smith, Thomas J. Vinson, Karen O. Rigley
  • Patent number: 8328949
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning a freshly laid egg is provided. An egg cleansing towelette is impregnated with an egg cleansing solution and sealed in a container. The towelette can be removed from the container when needed. The impregnated towelette can be rubbed over the shell of the freshly laid egg to remove dirt, blood, yolk and other undesirable materials found in a chicken coop. The towelette can also include an abrasive material to help remove the undesirable material. The egg cleansing solution can be fragrance-free and blended as to not potentially damage the bloom on the egg. The towelettes can be purchased in a container with a resealable opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Samuel Jeffries
  • Patent number: 8324147
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8309507
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a fluid detergent composition comprising a di-amido gellant and a surfactant, and a method for structuring said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susana Fernandez Prieto, Johan Smets, Beatriu Escuder Gil, Juan Felipe Miravet Celades, Vincent Josep Nebot Carda
  • Patent number: 8304379
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a solidified detergent composition is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hiroshima University
    Inventor: Hiroki Nikawa
  • Patent number: 8288331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid detergent composition containing (a) a specific compound having one alkyl group selected from a 2-ethylhexyl group, an isononyl group and an isodecyl group, (b) a surfactant selected from anionic surfactants and amphoteric surfactants, (c) a hydrophobic organic solvent that is liquid at 20° C., and (d) water in specific ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Hanai, Toshiharu Noguchi, Kazunori Tsukuda
  • Patent number: 8236746
    Abstract: A detergent composition containing: (a) a nonionic surfactant containing a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether of which alkylene oxide moiety has an average number of moles of from 4 to 8; (b) an anionic surfactant, excluding a fatty acid and a salt thereof; and (c) a clay mineral represented by the general formula (I): [Si8(MgaAlb)O20(OH)4]X?·MeX+??(I) wherein a, b and x satisfy 0<a?6, 0<b?4, and x=12?2a?3b, and Me is at least one member selected from Na, K, Li, Ca, Mg and NH4, wherein the clay mineral is contained in an amount of 3% by weight or more, wherein a weight ratio of the component (a) to the component (b), (a)/(b), exceeds 1 and is less than 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Yanagisawa, Kuniaki Mitsuyoshi, Wataru Ueno, Isao Yamada, Teruo Kubota
  • Patent number: 8222193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hydrogel particles containing bubbles and having a specific gravity of 0.7 to 1.00 and an average particle diameter of 50 to 500 ?m, as well as a process for producing the same. The hydrogel particles may also contain hollow inorganic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kimitaka Tanaka, Satoshi Ueno, Koji Mine
  • Patent number: 8222197
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a fluid detergent composition comprising a pH tuneable amido gellant and a surfactant, and a method for structuring said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susana Fernandez Prieto, Johan Smets, Beatriu Escuder Gil, Juan Felipe Miravet Celades, Vincent Josep Nebot Carda
  • Patent number: 8216992
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved cleaning composition for cleaning metal surfaces such as aluminum and aluminum-containing alloys. The cleaning composition of the present invention comprises water and an ethoxylate of an alcohol having Formula R1—OH wherein R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, straight-chain or branched aliphatic having from 12 to 80 carbon atoms; an inorganic pH adjusting component; and at least one surfactant that is different than the ethoxylate set forth above. The cleaning composition of the present invention also has an average water-break-free percent reduction of less than 50% after 7 days aging of a working composition prepared from the cleaning composition. The present invention also provides a method of cleaning a metal surface with the cleaning composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel KGaA
    Inventors: Andrew M. Hatch, Gary L. Rochfort, Richard D. Banaszak
  • Patent number: 8216991
    Abstract: A solvent system for use in a microemulsion or protomicroemulsion where the solvents are selected to have a Hansen parameter of ?d to be from 15 to about 18; of ?p to be from 0 to about 8 and of ?H to be from 0 to about 12; such that the resulting Hansen parameter of the solvents comprises has a ?d of from 15 to about 18; a ?p from about 2 to about 8 and a ?H of from about 5 to about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble company
    Inventors: Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Jennifer Lynn Treadway
  • Publication number: 20120172271
    Abstract: An alkaline composition having a pH ranging from about 8.5 to about 10 comprising a first substantially hydrophilic nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from about 12 to about 15; a second substantially hydrophilic nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from about 16 to 20; a bio-film permeation agent; and an aqueous solvent, wherein a total amount of the first substantially hydrophilic nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant and the second substantially hydrophilic nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant in the alkaline composition ranges from about 2 to about 20 percent by weight of a total weight of the alkaline composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Hubrig, Joseph B. Dooley
  • Patent number: 8211851
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time on most substrates compared to conventional rinse aids. The rinse aid compositions of the present invention are especially suitable for use on plastic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Janel M. Kieffer, Victor F. Man, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8211849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stable antimicrobial and cleaning compositions including an amine antimicrobial agent; a borate salt; and spores (bacterial or fungal), vegetative bacteria, fungi, or enzyme, and to methods of using the composition. The composition can also include a polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolabb USA Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine J. Molinaro, Daniel E. Pedersen, Joshua P. Magnuson, Michael E. Besse, Jaclyn J. Steep, Victor F. Man
  • Patent number: 8193136
    Abstract: Antibacterial compositions having antibacterial effectiveness and reduced eye irritation potential are disclosed. The antibacterial compositions contain a quaternary ammonium compound, an alkamine oxide, a nonionic compound, optional adjuvant materials known in the art, and water. The eye irritation is decreased by decreasing the amount, by weight, of alkamine oxide present in the composition and alternatively, or in combination therewith, increasing the ratio of nonionic material to alkamine oxide present in the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Taylor, Priscilla S. Fox, Kathleen Carmelle Cater