Sulfur Containing Anionically Substituted Surfactant Patents (Class 510/424)
  • Patent number: 11377622
    Abstract: Liquid detergent composition including a surfactant system, the surfactant system including alkyl ethoxylated sulfate (AES) surfactant. Detergent pastes comprising AES surfactant. Related processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick Christopher Stenger, Meg Elizabeth Hall, Kathryn Mason Shrock
  • Patent number: 10968415
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cleaning compositions in general, and cleaning compositions that are well suited for use by individuals, who experience adverse health effects that may occur upon exposure to certain chemicals. This condition, characterized as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), makes it virtually impossible for certain individuals to use commercially available cleaning products without inducing immunological responses. The disclosure presents and describes protocols for the formulation and evaluation of a variety of cleaning products using a combination of 14C assay, head space analysis and screening of both ingredients and final products for governmentally-regulated materials. The methods and compositions newly presented herein avoid causing adverse health responses in individuals and are suitable for use by any person, particularly individuals who experience MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Living Clean NZ Limited
    Inventors: Gregory van Buskirk, Anne C. Steinemann
  • Patent number: 10863740
    Abstract: A water-based virucidal composition suitable for disinfecting a surface contaminated with non-enveloped virus is set forth, wherein the composition comprises alkylpolyglycoside surfactant in an amount of 0.1-5 wt. %, amineoxide surfactant in an amount of 0.1-5 wt. %, wherein the amineoxide is a compound of the formula R1R2R3N+O?, wherein R1 contains 8 to 18 carbon atoms and R2 and R3 each contain 1-4 carbon atoms, alkylethercarboxylic acid surfactant in an amount of 0.1-5 wt. % alkylethercarboxylic acid surfactant wherein the alkylethercarboxylic acid surfactant is an alkylethercarboxylic acid of the formula R—O—(CH(Y)—CH2—O)n—CH2—COOH, wherein R is an alkyl or alkylene group containing 6-16 carbon atoms, and each Y is independently selected from H or CH3, n is 3-10, or a salt thereof, hydrogen peroxide in an amount of 0.1-7 wt. %, chelating agent in an amount of 0.01-2.0 wt. %, less than 15 wt. % of C1-C6 alcohol, less than 0.10 wt. % of quaternary ammonium surfactants, and less than 0.1 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASEPTIX RESEARCH B.V.
    Inventor: Ilja Bobbert
  • Patent number: 10377970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid laundry additive composition and method of use in washing laundry. Not only does the composition reduce laundry odors but it also reduces washing machine drum odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Zero Odor Co., LLC
    Inventors: Richard Alan Callahan, Bhupendra Chandrashanker Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10265257
    Abstract: An aqueous shear-thinning personal care composition comprising: (a) at least 3 wt % of a sulfonate compound of general formula where R1 represents a C8-22 alkyl group alkyl group; R2 represents a C1-4 alkyl group; each of R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group; and M+ represents a sodium or potassium cation; (b) at least 3 wt % of an amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant; (c) at least 10 wt % of water; and (d) at least 0.5 wt % of an additional component in the form of particles or droplets suspended in the composition. The composition is stable in an aqueous environment and can be formulated with a wide range of additional components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventor: Phillip Cotrell
  • Patent number: 10041022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid laundry additive composition and method of use in washing laundry. Not only does the composition reduce laundry odors but it also reduces washing machine drum odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Zero Odor Co., LLC
    Inventor: Richard Alan Callahan
  • Patent number: 9833396
    Abstract: An aqueous shear-thinning personal care composition comprises: (a) at least 3 wt % of a sulfonate compound of general formula (I): where R1 represents a C8-22 alkyl group alkyl group; R2 represents a C1-4 alkyl group; each of R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group; and M+ represents a sodium or potassium cation; (b) at least 3 wt % of an amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant; (c) at least 10 wt % of water; and (d) at least 0.5 wt % of an additional component in the form of particles or droplets suspended in the composition. The composition is stable in an aqueous environment and can be formulated with a wide range of additional components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INNOSPEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Philip Cotrell
  • Patent number: 9693956
    Abstract: A liquid composition suitable for topical use comprising is provided that includes a phospholipid foaming agent and at least one solvent; and a pharmaceutically acceptable active agent; wherein the liquid composition is capable of mechanically foaming without an additional propellant; and wherein upon mechanical foaming of 250 ml of the liquid composition results in a foam with a foam volume of at least about 400 ml and a foam stability wherein at least about 50% of the foam volume is still present after about 5 minutes at 25° C., as determined using a SITA foam measurement. Also provided herein are methods of making disclosed compositions and methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Bernd G. Seigfried
  • Patent number: 9598663
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid detergent composition for clothing which is formed by blending (a) a nonionic surfactant represented by Formula (1), (b) an anionic surfactant represented by Formula (2), a predetermined amount of (c) an organic solvent having one or more hydroxyl groups, and water in which the mass ratio (b)/(a) of the blending amount of the component (b) to the blending amount of the component (a) is 0.5 or more and 10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Kita, Yuki Yanagisawa, Masataka Maki
  • Patent number: 9556404
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid laundry additive composition and method of use in washing laundry. Not only does the composition reduce laundry odors but it also reduces washing machine drum odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AS Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Richard Alan Callahan, Bhupendra Chandrashanker Trivedi
  • Patent number: 9493726
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to detergent compositions and, more specifically, to detergent compositions containing a branched surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Phillip Kyle Vinson, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Melinda Phyllis Steffey, Randall Thomas Reilman, Clemens Schröder
  • Patent number: 9451762
    Abstract: An electrochemically treated solution and method for cut flower and plant preservation, the solution having potassium, hypochlorous acid, dissolved oxygen, and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Puricore, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana Panicheva, Mark N. Sampson, Ethan Solomon, Ryan Gutzler
  • Patent number: 9371433
    Abstract: An additive for a marble adhesive is disclosed. The additive is selected from the group consisting of R—(C6H4)—CH2OH, R—O—(CH2)2—O—(CH2)2—OH, R—O—CH2—CH(OH)—CH3, R—O—(CH2)2—OH, and a mixture thereof, where R represents hydrogen or alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: WUHAN KEDA MARBLE PROTECTIVE MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunwen Du, Kunwu Du
  • Patent number: 9353333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid laundry additive composition and method of use in washing laundry. Not only does the composition reduce laundry odors but it also reduces washing machine drum odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AS Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Richard Alan Callahan, Bhupendra Chandrashanker Trivedi
  • Patent number: 9034813
    Abstract: The invention meets the needs above by providing a surfactant system, mixture or blend that can be used as a part of a soaking composition. The surfactant system is capable of forming emulsions with, and thus removing, oily and greasy stains. In a preferred embodiment the surfactant compositions of the invention can remove non-trans fat and fatty acid stains. The invention involves foaming soaking compositions that have some or part of the anionic surfactant present in the same replaced with an extended chain anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Yvonne Marie Killeen, Derrick Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 9018145
    Abstract: A new general purpose foaming agent having application as drilling fluid foaming agents or as any foaming agent needed an a wide variety of applications is disclosed, where the agent includes at least one anionic surfactant, at least one cationic surfactant, and mixtures thereof and one or more zwitterionic compounds. A method for using the foaming agent in capillary coiled tubing application is also disclosed. The foaming agents can also include additive to augment the properties of the foaming agent for a given application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Lubrizol Oilfield Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry W. Gatlin, Garth Shewchuk, Colby P. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8999910
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition comprises (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7, (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?-(A0)n-OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or—OCH2CH(CH3)—; the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6 and (c) from 5 to 50% by weight of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8987185
    Abstract: The invention discloses a laundry article used for both cleaning and conditioning fabrics comprising a water-insoluble nonwoven substrate and coated thereon into at least one zone each a detergent composition and a fabric conditioning composition. The fabric conditioning composition comprises a quaternary ammonium cationic surfactant, an alkoxylated fatty alcohol and a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Martina Hutmacher, Wolfgang von Rybinski, Inga Kerstin Vockenroth, Georg Meine, Katherine Yu, Matthew Michael Petkus, Bin Lin
  • Patent number: 8987183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of (oxidized) thioethers of polyalkylene oxides in washing and cleaning compositions, especially in dishwashing compositions, and to washing and cleaning compositions, especially dishwashing compositions, which comprise (oxidized) thioethers of alcohol alkoxylates. These (oxidized) thioethers are especially suitable as surfactants with rinse aid function (rinse aid surfactants). “Oxidized” relates to the sulfur atom in the thioether, which may be present in oxidized form as sulfoxide (SO) or sulfonyl (SO2). The invention also relates to particular oxidized thioethers of polyalkylene oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophie Maitro-Vogel, Jürgen Tropsch, Wolfgang Spiegler, Roman Benedikt Raether
  • Publication number: 20150031593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid detergent or cleaning agent, comprising a) an anionic surfactant neutralized with an amine, b) an alkoxylated oxo alcohol having 7 or 8 alkoxy units, and c) up to 10 wt. %, relative to the entire detergent or cleaning agent, of water. The liquid detergent or cleaning agent has very good cleaning performance toward soiling containing fat and can be a component of water-soluble packagings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HENKEL AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Frank Meier, Annika Gueldner, Sabine Schuemann, Luca Bellomi, Matthias Sunder
  • Patent number: 8940673
    Abstract: The present invention provides a skin cleansing composition comprising the following components (A), (B), and (C): (A) (a1) an alkenylsulfonic acid having 12 to 22 carbon atoms or its salt, (a2) an alkylsulfonic acid having 12 to 22 carbon atoms or its salt, or a mixture of them, (B) an alkyl ether carboxylic acid represented by the following formula (1) or its salt: R1—O—(CH2CH2O)n—CH2—COOX??(1) wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having 4 to 22 carbon atoms, n denotes a number from 0 to 20, X represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal, an alkali earth metal, ammonium, or organic ammonium, and n denotes a number of 0.5 or more and less than 4 on average; and (C) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Mayuko Hirahara, Koji Endo, Kenji Kaneda, Masahiro Miyaki
  • 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: 8883710
    Abstract: The present invention includes compositions comprising an active material having groups capable of covalent attachment to a substrate in the presence of an acid or a base, a photocatalyst capable of generating an acid or a base upon exposure to light, and a vehicle. Also included herein is a method for treating a substrate with these compositions. The method includes the steps of applying at least one active material having functional groups to the substrate, applying a photocatalyst to the substrate, and exposing the photocatalyst and the at least one active material to light for forming covalent attachments between the functional groups and constituent groups on the substrate. The compositions and methods described herein are useful in consumer care and personal care product applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan David Willey, Ellen Schmidt Baker, William Richard Mueller, Ioannis Constantine Constantinides
  • Patent number: 8877702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the detergent composition, containing (a) a nonionic surfactant represented by the formula (1); and (b) a sulfuric acid ester salt represented by the formula (2): R—O-(EO)m—(PO)n-(EO)m?—H??(1) wherein, R represents a hydrocarbon group having 6 to 24 carbon atoms; EO represents an ethyleneoxy group; PO represents a propyleneoxy group; m=0.1 to 25; m?=0 to 24.9; m+m?=0.5 to 25; and n=0.1 to 10; with the proviso that (EO)m, (PO)n, and (EO)m? are arranged in a block addition mode in this order; R1—O—(PO)x-(EO)y—SO3M??(2) wherein, R1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 6 to 24 carbon atoms; x=0.1 to 10; y=0 to 30; (PO)x and (EO)y are arranged in any order in any addition mode, being a block addition or a random addition, M is a counter ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Nomura, Katsuhisa Inoue, Hisato Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8871704
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition is provided that includes: (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7; (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?—(A0)n—OH, wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or —OCH2CH(CH3)—, the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6; and (c) from 5 to 50% by volume of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8853141
    Abstract: Sulfomethylsuccinates of the formula: wherein R is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxylated alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, branched alkyl, branched alkenyl, branched alkynyl, branched alkoxylated alkyl, aromatic, substituted alkyl aromatic, substituted alkenyl aromatic or substituted alkoxylated aromatic group; M is a cation, hydrogen, amine or ammonium salt or combinations thereof, and each M may be the same as or different from the other; and n is from 1 to about 6. Processes for synthesizing the sulfomethylsuccinates are also provided. The sulfomethylsuccinates can be used as surfactants, emulsifiers, skin feel agents, film formers, rheological modifiers, solvents, release agents, lubrication agents, conditioners, and dispersants, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Brown, Xue Min Dong
  • Patent number: 8759271
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition having a modified polyethyleneimine polymer and a surfactant to provide improved shine on hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Frank Hulskotter, Gloria DiCapua, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Marc François Theophile Evers, Rainer (Anton) Dobrawa, Sophia Ebert
  • Patent number: 8658588
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning hard surfaces which is self-adhering to a wet or dry hard surface through a plurality of flows of water thereover. The composition is a gel having a viscosity of about 600,000 cP to about 1,500,000 cP and is capable of being manually applied, i.e., in absence of an applicating dispenser, to a hard surface. The gel composition with high viscosity provides for continuous cleaning until depletion, or may be used for one-time cleaning at any time between application of the composition to a hard surface and depletion of the gel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell B. Wortley, Michael E. Klinkhammer, John R. Wietfeldt, Thomas A. Strash, Debra A. Strasser
  • Patent number: 8653014
    Abstract: A shampoo composition having from about 5% to about 50% of a combination of sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth-n sulfate, less than 3.82% of sodium laureth-n sulfate having n>1. The shampoo composition further includes from about 0.5% to about 3% of a co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric, zwitterionic, and nonionic surfactants. The shampoo composition has a dispersed gel network phase having at least 0.05% of one or more fatty alcohols, at least 0.01% of one or more secondary surfactants, and water. The shampoo composition further includes at least about 20% of an aqueous carrier. The shampoo composition further has an enthalpy of transition from about 0 J/g to about 0.2 J/g as measured according to differential scanning calorimetry in a peak melt transition temperature range between about 18° C. to about 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Elaine Hilvert, Stephanie Marie Harris Riley, Elizabeth Rebecca Aistrup
  • Patent number: 8653017
    Abstract: A portable cleaning article includes a coated capsule and cleaning agent, in which the cleaning agent is contained within the coated capsule, the characteristic in that: the coated capsule having a thin-film layer and an oil layer that is coated over the surface of the thin-film layer to form a portable cleaning article. When the coated capsule is brought into contact with water by the user, the coated capsule dissolves in water for the cleaning agent to exert its cleaning function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Yun-Chun Lo
  • Patent number: 8633145
    Abstract: A non-toxic formulation for removing cosmetic residue from glass, porcelain, polymeric and textile surfaces includes an anionic surfactant; ethanol; glycerin; water; and optionally an edible fragrance. Optionally, the exemplary formulation includes from about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % iso-propyl alcohol, or about 5 wt. %. Optionally, the surfactant is selected from the group consisting of sodium alpha-olefin sulfonates, and further optionally, the surfactant comprises sodium 14, 16 alpha-olefin sulfonate. In another exemplary embodiment, convenient wipes are provided that are impregnated with the formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Lynn Dowdle
  • Patent number: 8623809
    Abstract: The invention relates to pumpable aqueous pearlescent concentrates having a high active content of alkyl sulfates, alkyl ether sulfates, alkyl sulfonates, mono and diesters of sulfosuccinic acid (sulfosuccinates), alkyl glycinates, alkyl sarcosinates, and/or alkyl taurates, and fatty acid glycol esters and/or carbolic acid amides as pearlescent agents, and to a method for the production thereof. The pearlescent concentrates according to the invention are suitable as additives for improving the optical appearance of tenside components, for example of liquid washing and cleaning agents or liquid body wash and body care agents and hair care agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: OTC GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd H. Dahms, Andreas H. Jung
  • Patent number: 8623804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thickened alkaline liquid hard surface cleaning composition comprising a surfactant system and chelant to provide cleaning and shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Geert Andre De Leersnyder, Laure Waegemans
  • Patent number: 8623802
    Abstract: An aqueous composition comprising: (a) an acyl isethionate of formula (I): wherein R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group having from (7) to (21) carbon atoms and M+ is a cation; and (b) a further surfactant selected from nonionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and anionic surfactants other than those of formula (I); wherein component (a) and component (b) together comprise more than (12) wt % of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Moss O'Connor, Phillip Lorraine Cotrell
  • Patent number: 8618041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surfactant-based all-purpose cleaners useful for cleaning surfaces including household hard surfaces as well as glass. The cleaning compositions comprise an anionic sulfonate surfactant, a non-ionic aliphatic ethoxylated surfactant, an alcohol, and a residue-reducing agent. The cleaning compositions of the invention are effective in removing soils such as grease soil and in leaving un-rinsed or unwiped surfaces residue free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Christine Toussaint, Nicole Andries, Myriam Mondin
  • Patent number: 8618034
    Abstract: An aqueous composition comprising: (a) an acyl isethionate of formula (I): wherein R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl group having from (7) to (21) carbon atoms and M+ a cation; and (b) an amphoteric, betaine or sultaine surfactant; wherein the weight ratio of component (a) to component (b) is more than 3:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Moss O'Connor, Phillip Lorraine Cotrell
  • Patent number: 8580723
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are provided for forming ester based compositions. The ester based compositions may be used in consumer products. In one aspect, a method is provided for producing acyl alkylisethionate esters by the esterification of a sulfonate composition having two or more sulfonate isomers with fatty acid(s). In another aspect, a method is provided for forming an ester based composition including a blend of acyl alkylisethionate and acylisethionate esters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical LLC
    Inventors: Prakasa R. Anantaneni, George A. Smith, Martin J. Renner
  • Patent number: 8575083
    Abstract: A hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising a specific anionic surfactant system, a pearlescent agent and a rheology modifier, to provide superior grease cleaning combined with hand mildness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Laurence Harcq, Salua Morabet, Steven Paul Georges Cooremans, Bahar Koyuncu
  • Patent number: 8563497
    Abstract: A process for making an anhydrous laundry liquid detergent base composition comprising detersive surfactant, the process comprising the steps of: a) providing a pre-neutralized sulphate detersive surfactant syrup wherein at least 50% of the sulphate detersive surfactant is pre-neutralized with an organic neutralizing agent; b) adding a neutralizing agent to the sulphate detersive surfactant syrup; and c) adding a sulphonic detersive surfactant in acid form to the mixture resulting from step b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Stephen Joseph Hodson
  • Patent number: 8506723
    Abstract: An alkaline detergent composition for hard surface comprises an alkaline agent (component A), a nonionic surfactant (component B), a chelating agent (component C), water (component D), at least one carboxylic acid compound (component E) selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by general formula (1) and general formula (2), and at least one anionic surfactant (component F) selected from the group consisting of surfactants represented by general formula (3) and salts thereof. Therein, the content ratio [component E (weight %)/component B (weight %)] is 1/1.5-15/1, the content ratio [component F (weight %)/component B (weight %)] is 10/1-1/5, and the pH at 25° C. is 12 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Tamura, Sadaharu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8394361
    Abstract: A free-flowing surfactant composition comprising at least one anionic surface-active agent, an alkanolamide, an electrolyte, and water is described. In particular, the composition is a surfactant composition that has free-flowing non-Newtonian shear thinning properties and the ability to suspend components and is stable under at least one freeze/thaw cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Seren Frantz, Phillip L. Cotrell, Stewart A. Warburton
  • Patent number: 8383569
    Abstract: A single phase alkaline composition comprising by weight about 10 to about 25 percent of nonionic surfactant blend comprising a ratio of between about 1:1 to about 1:2 of alcohol ethoxylate:fatty alcohol alkoxylate, about 3-10% of at least one water soluble solvent, about 1-10% of a chelant, 2-12% of an alkalinity source, 0.5-2% of an anionic surfactant blend comprised of at least about 40-70% of a sulfosuccinate, the balance being water. Compositions of the invention are useful for removing hydrophobic soils or oils whether they are located on a hard surface or on a linen. A method of cleaning a hard surface is also disclosed comprising the steps of diluting the composition of the invention with water to about 1 to about 3 weight percent, applying the diluted composition to the surface, and wiping the surface, wherein the surface is substantially free of oil or residue and the surface is substantially free of corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Schwerter, Katja Teusch, Matthias Menzel
  • Patent number: 8343902
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of this invention relate to compositions having low irritation characteristics in combination with one or more additional characteristics, for example, relatively high clarity, relatively high foaming, and/or combinations thereof, as well as methods of making and using such compositions. These compositions have low pH values and are useful in cleansing the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel M. Walters, Euen T. Gunn, Lisa Gandolfi, Donzel Johnson, Emmanuel Anim-Danso
  • Patent number: 8338349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleanser composition comprising a) from about 1% to about 20% of fatty acid soap containing from about 8 to about 16 carbon atoms; b) from about 2% to about 20% of a synthetic surfactant; and c) water, wherein the composition comprises a metal ion in a level no more than a predetermined amount to provide a turbidity no higher than about 9NTU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Binwu Tao, Timothy (Woodrow) Coffindaffer
  • Patent number: 8338348
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of this invention relate to compositions containing polyglyceryl esters of fatty acids, low molecular weight hydrophobically-modified polymers and anionic and/or amphoteric surfactants having low irritation characteristics in combination with one or more additional characteristics, for example, relatively high clarity, relatively high foaming, and/or combinations thereof, as well as methods of making and using such compositions. These compositions have low pH values and are useful in cleansing the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Anim-Danso, Lisa Gandolfi, Euen Thomas Gunn, Russel M. Walters, Michael J. Fevola
  • Patent number: 8329626
    Abstract: The methods and compositions of this invention relate to compositions having low irritation characteristics in combination with one or more additional characteristics, for example, relatively high clarity, relatively high foaming, and/or combinations thereof, as well as methods of making and using such compositions. These compositions have low pH values and are useful in cleansing the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Euen Thomas Graham Ekman Gunn, Russel M. Walters, Lisa R. Gandolfi, Kevin C. Lahey
  • Patent number: 8314054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mild multi-phased personal care composition that contains a surfactant component containing a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants; where said mild multi-phased personal care composition has a Structured Domain Volume Ratio of at least about 45%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Julie Ann Wagner, Karl Shiqing Wei, Edward Dewey Smith, III
  • Patent number: 8309504
    Abstract: The invention encompasses liquid cleaning compositions, for example, dish washing liquids, and methods of their manufacture and use, which possess enhanced cleaning ability. The cleaning compositions of the invention include acidic light duty liquid cleaning compositions with low toxicity and antibacterial efficacy on surfaces, for example, hard surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Cynthia McCullar Murphy, Gregory Szewczyk, David Frank Suriano, Julie Burke
  • Patent number: 8293698
    Abstract: Disclosed are detergent mixtures of alkyl aryl sulfonates of alkaline earth metals derived from linear olefins having a relatively high aryl ring attached on positions 1 or 2 or the linear alkyl chains. The compositions contain a relatively high amount of 1 or 2 tolyl or xylyl isomer of the linear alkylaryl sulfonate and employ a heavy alkyl benzene sulfonate derived from linear olefins and exhibit improved stability and compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Le Coent, Pierre Tequi
  • Patent number: 8293220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hair cosmetic composition contains (A) a di-long-chain cationic surfactant represented by formula (1); (B) an ethylene oxide adduct of 1,2-alkanediol represented by formula (2) and/or an N-acyl-N-methylmonoethanolamide represented by formula (3); and (C) a hydrophobicized alkyl cellulose represented by formula (4) and/or a cationic polymer represented by formula (5), and (D) water (chemical formulas not shown). The hair cosmetic composition has remarkably high safety and excellent stability. In addition, the composition exhibits excellent spreadability over hair upon application thereof and can finish hair with suppleness and less stickiness. Also, even when the composition has a low base material content, a lamellar liquid crystal structure can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Kinoshita