Sulfur Containing Anionically Substituted Surfactant Patents (Class 510/426)
  • Patent number: 10407609
    Abstract: A lost-circulation material including a mixture of an aqueous colloidal dispersion and fatty acid. The aqueous colloidal dispersion includes silica nanoparticles and has a pH of at least 8. Combining the colloidal dispersion and the fatty acid initiates gelation of the lost-circulation material when the pH of the lost-circulation material is less than 8 and a temperature of the lost-circulation material is in a range of 5° C. to 300° C. Sealing an opening in a portion of a wellbore or a portion of a subterranean formation in which the wellbore is formed may include providing the aqueous colloidal dispersion and the fatty acid to the wellbore, mixing the colloidal dispersion and the fatty acid to yield the lost-circulation material, initiating gelation of the lost-circulation material, and solidifying the lost-circulation material in the wellbore to yield a set gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Arunkumar Kalgaonkar, Vikrant Bhavanishankar Wagle, Abdullah Saleh Hussain Al-Yami, Ayman Mohammed Almohsin
  • Patent number: 10370624
    Abstract: Described herein, are dishwashing paste compositions comprising: an abrasive; a pH modifying agent in an amount effective to provide a pH greater than 7; a structuring agent; and a source of polyvalent cations. Methods of making and using these compositions are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Santiago Salas, Joshua Gerardo Henderson Villalpando, Ammanuel Mehreteab, Lidia Venegas, Margarita Zapata, Arianis Riofrio, Mario Alejandro Herrera Lazo De La Vega
  • Patent number: 10315988
    Abstract: Methods of making an alpha-olefin sulfonic dimer acid (AOS dimer acid) are disclosed. In one method, an alpha-olefin is sulfonated, preferably with sulfur trioxide, to produce a mixture comprising an alpha-olefin sulfonic acid (AOS acid) and sulfur dioxide. This mixture is then heated while purging sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from the reactor to produce an AOS dimer acid composition. In another method, the AOS acid mixture is treated to remove sulfur dioxide and is then heated to produce an AOS dimer acid composition. With either method, the resulting AOS dimer acid composition has at least a 30% decrease in the level of elemental sulfur when compared with that of an AOS dimer acid composition prepared by a similar process in the absence of any active removal of sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide. AOS dimer acid compositions and salts of the AOS dimer acids, which are useful surfactants for oilfield and other applications, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory P. Dado, Aaron Sanders, Xue Min Dong, E. Carolina Rojas
  • Patent number: 9738856
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a silica-based structurant and methods of making such a structurant. According to one embodiment, the structurant may include 55 wt % to 90 wt % of a silica having a [Na2O]/[SiO2] molar ratio of from 0.02 to 0.14 and at least 15 wt % of an adjunct salt. The structurant may have a hydrated particle size distribution such that no more than 30 wt % of the structurant has a hydrated particle size greater than 45 micrometers according to the Structurant Residue Test. The structurant may also have a tapped bulk density of from 200 g/L to 300 g/L. Methods of making the structurant include combining starting materials with a non-stoichiometric amount of acid, then drying the reaction mixture without first washing any silica-based particles to produce a silica-based structurant with adjunct salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: PABEN PROYECTOS ESTRATEGICOS, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Enrique Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9610619
    Abstract: A method and system for cleaning a secure instrument, such as a banknote, including a substrate, visual data and a security feature, including exposing the secure instrument to a supercritical fluid at a temperature and a pressure and for a duration sufficient to clean the substrate and not compromise the security feature and the visual data, wherein to clean the substrate includes to remove one or more substances from the substrate into the supercritical fluid. The substances removed from the substrate may include contaminants, dirt, sebum and pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Nabil M. Lawandy
  • Patent number: 9550964
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detergent compositions containing pyridinol-N-oxide compounds and being substantially free of bleach. Methods for treating a stained fabric using such detergent compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Bruce Prentiss Murch, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Charles Allen Pettigrew, Jr., Justin Angelo Caserta, Casey Patrick Kelly
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150119313
    Abstract: A liquid solution for polishing has been discovered which is particularly effective on smooth, solid surfaces. The solution may be embodied as a concentrate that is dissolved in water, which consist of, by volume at room temperature, 9.375 percent wax enhancer, 0.782 percent polydimethlsiloxanne solution, 15.625 percent methanol-propylene glycol, 0.132 percent anionic surfactant, and 70.31 percent water. Various ranges of concentrations for the composition components have been discovered, and the concentration ranges featuring various advantages and disadvantages are disclosed herein. The composition may be applied to various surfaces to be polished in a number of ways as disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Connelly
  • Patent number: 9018150
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleansing composition containing from about 6% to about 20% of at least one nonionic surfactant; from about 3% to about 10% of at least one amphoteric surfactant; from about 2% to about 8% of at least one anionic surfactant; and from about 0.1% to about 5% of at least one cationic conditioning surfactant, cationic conditioning amine, or a mixture thereof; wherein the amount of nonionic surfactant present in the final composition is greater than the amount of the amphoteric surfactant, and the ratio of the nonionic surfactant (a) to anionic surfactant (c) is at least about 1.9 as much as the anionic surfactant, based on the weight percent of each surfactant in the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Kirolos Rizk
  • 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: 9006162
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleansing composition containing: (a) from about 6% to about 20% of at least one nonionic surfactant; (b) from about to about 10% of at least one amphoteric surfactant; (c) from about 2% to about 8% of at least one anionic surfactant; and (d) from about 0.01% to about 5% of at least one cationic conditioning polymer; wherein the amount of nonionic surfactant (a) present in the final composition is greater than the amount of the amphoteric surfactant (b), and the ratio of nonionic surfactant (a) to anionic surfactant (c) is at least 1.9, based on the weight percent of each surfactant in the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Kirolos Rizk
  • 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: 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: 8987179
    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 4 to 8 carbon atoms, with alkoxylating agents selected from ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, or mixtures thereof and which contain on average 1 to 10 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: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Weylchem Switzerland AG
    Inventors: Johannes Himmrich, Wolfgang Walther
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150072914
    Abstract: In a process of making a liquid cleaning composition, adding a gel breaker upstream of an anionic surfactant addition in the recirculatory loop of a recirculatory batch processor mitigates the viscous hexagonal phase whilst providing maximum flexibility in formulating various ingredients in the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Chong GU, Vincenzo GUIDA, Geoffrey Marc WISE, Wei DAI, Bernie George DURHAM, Boon HO NG, Fang HU
  • Patent number: 8968482
    Abstract: The need for a method for hand washing dishes by direct application of an easily pourable liquid detergent composition, that delivers great grease cleaning with an excellent sudsing profile, is met by a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising small amounts of a branched alkoxylated nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Ikram El Idrissi, Ashmita Randhawa, Gang Si
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8961700
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous, concentrated dilutable liquid cleaning compositions comprising one or more anionic surfactants, one or more non-ionic surfactants, and an electrolyte, preferably in combination with one or more amphoteric surfactants, having a total active matter higher than 45 wt % based on the sum of the surfactants above that exhibit a controllable viscosity profile that is satisfactory to the consumer while being easy to dilute, providing fast enough a diluted, a medium diluted or a highly diluted cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: KAO Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Elisabet Moragas Arjant, Blanca Nogues Lopez
  • 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: 8940104
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for removing temporary wafer bonding material is provided. The cleaning composition comprises an alkylarylsulfonic acid and an aliphatic alcohol dispersed or dissolved in a hydrocarbon solvent system. Methods of separating bonded substrates and cleaning debonded substrates using the cleaning composition are also provided. The invention is particularly useful for temporary bonding materials and adhesives. The methods generally comprise contacting the bonding material with the cleaning solution for time periods sufficient to dissolve the desired amount of bonding material for separation and/or cleaning of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Brewer Science Inc.
    Inventors: Xing-Fu Zhong, John Moore
  • 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: 8921302
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous hair cleansing composition, including the following components (A) to (D) and water, in which the aqueous hair cleansing composition has a pH of from 2 to 5 when diluted 20-fold: (A) an anionic surfactant; (B) a cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose having a main chain derived from an anhydroglucose, and having a degree of substitution with cationized ethyleneoxy groups of from 0.01 to 2.9 and a degree of substitution with propyleneoxy groups of from 0.1 to 4.0; (C) an organic solvent selected from (C1) and (C2): (Cl) an aromatic alcohol; and (C2) a polypropylene glycol having a molecular weight of from 200 to 1,000; and (D) a hydroxy monocarboxylic acid or a dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizushima, Azusa Kasuga, Eiji Terada
  • Patent number: 8921297
    Abstract: The need for a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition, having excellent low temperature stability and delivering good cleaning and long-lasting suds, is met by incorporating a branched, alkoxylated nonionic surfactant, in combination with ethoxylated anionic surfactants having little or no branching, into the composition. Surprisingly, such a combination also provides an excellent sudsing profile during direct application dishwashing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Roel Krols, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • 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: 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: 8883700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manually cleaning dishware using a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising an anionic surfactant and a cationic polymer having a MW below or equal to 2,100,000; and a charge density above or equal to 0.45 meq/g, wherein such composition will have a coacervation index upon dilution of at least 2.5%; to provide skin care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eva Maria Perez-Prat Vineusa, Nathan Ray Whitely, Anna Asmanidou, Qing Chen, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, An Van Laere
  • 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: 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: 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: 8865636
    Abstract: An environmental safety paint stripping composition comprising dichloroethylene, aromatic alcohols and ethers, surfactants, corrosion inhibitors, thickeners, wax solvents and water. This paint stripping composition is particularly useful in stripping paint and other polymeric coatings from metal substrates such as aluminum and it alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Young Han, Dane Hanson
  • 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: 8845817
    Abstract: Provided herein is an aqueous, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, biodegradable, hypoallergenic cleaning composition. Also provided are pre-loaded wipes containing the cleaning solution, kits, and methods of cleaning surfaces using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Green Way Laboratories
    Inventors: Thomas Bakehorn, Guy Roland Adams
  • Patent number: 8802607
    Abstract: A composition comprising a) a surfactant comprising an anionic surfactant; b) at least 8 weight % of the composition of a C12-18 fatty alcohol, and c) water. A cleansing method includes applying the composition to skin or hair and washing, and optionally rinsing with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aixing Fan, Jeffrey Mastrull, Edward Simpson
  • Patent number: 8801864
    Abstract: An aqueous composition is disclosed, comprising at least one strain of Class 1 Bacillus bacterial spores, selected from Bacillus Cirulans, Bacillus Megaterium, Bacillus Licheniformis, Bacillus Pumilus, Bacillus Sphaericus, Bacillus Subtilis sub species 10144 and Bacillus Subtilis sub species 8646, a terpene and one or more surfactants. The terpene is preferably d-limonene. A method for cleaning surfaces is also disclosed, which method comprises deploying an aqueous composition comprising at least one strain of Class 1 Bacillus bacterial spores, selected from Bacillus Cirulans, Bacillus Megaterium, Bacillus Lichenforms, Bacillus Pumilus, Bacillus Sphaericus, Bacillus Subtilis sub species 10144 and Bacillus Subtilis sub species 8646, a terpene and one or more surfactants to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cleveland Biotech Limited
    Inventor: Anthony Brooke
  • Patent number: 8802613
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a stabilized hydrogen peroxide solution containing stabilizers that maintain relatively high hydrogen peroxide stability in both concentrated form and when formulated into a cleaning solution that has a pH above 6 and contains components that normally would have a destabilizing effect on the hydrogen peroxide. The stabilizers include a first cyclic amino methane diphosphonic acid compound stabilizer in combination with a second phosphonic acid based stabilizer (different from the cyclic amino methane diphosphonic acid compound), wherein the weight ratio of the first stabilizer to the second stabilizer is at least about 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: David J. Bonislawski, David C. Lovetro
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8778862
    Abstract: Concentrated liquid cleaning fluid compositions for hard surface cleaning which are particularly suited for storage and dispensing from water-dissolvable plastic pouches. In use the pouches are placed in water whereupon the plastic pouch dissolves allowing the concentrated composition to become diluted in the water to provide a cleaner. The concentrated cleaning composition has good stability and does not affect the plastic or rate of dissolution of the pouch, and allows use of a variety of colorants and fragrances with a base product formulation. The formulation includes a linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid (LABSA), a nonionic ethoxylated alcohol surfactant, and an alkanol amine or alkyl amine capable of reacting with the LABSA so that the sulfonic group is added to the amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo M. Hernandez, Sergio Reyes Salgado, Rahul Saxena
  • Patent number: 8778861
    Abstract: An aqueous and liquid cleansing composition comprises a fatty acid soap, a salt of a lauryl ether sulfate surfactant that is present in an amount that is at least 50% of the weight of the fatty acid soap, a betaine surfactant that is present in an amount that is at least 23% of the weight of the fatty acid soap, and at least 0.05% by weight of the composition of triclocarban. The lauryl ether sulfate and betaine surfactant in the specified amount in relation to the fatty acid soap amount keep the triclocarban from precipitating out of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Manying Shi, David Chang
  • 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: 8765655
    Abstract: This invention encompasses compositions of surfactant-based products containing anionic and nonionic sufactants, one or more sequestering agents, a glycol solvent for the preparation of liquid cleaning compositions. The surfactant-based product may be any type of cleaning product based on surfactants, which include a sequestering agent. Specifically, the invention relates to a cleaning composition with desirable cleansing properties possessing increased grease cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Georges Yianakopoulos, Patricia Pagnoul
  • Patent number: 8765651
    Abstract: Method of cleansing hair comprising: (a) applying a composition to the hair; (b) dissolving and lathering the composition using a water-based solvent; (c) rinsing the hair with a water-based solvent; wherein during the rinsing a total of about 100 gram to about 300 gram of water-based solvent per gram of hair (dry weight) is employed; wherein the composition comprises from about 3 wt % to about 35 wt % of a mixture of at least two compounds of Formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Howard David Hutton, III, Jeffrey John Scheibel, David Johnathan Kitko, Jun Xu, Charles Winston Saunders, Kenneth Nathan Price, Stephanie Ann Urbin, Phillip Richard Green
  • 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: 8759276
    Abstract: The invention involves foam stabilization compositions that rely upon an electrostatic charge interaction. According to the invention, the positively charged class of polymers such as polyethyleneimine (PEI) polymers are used to provide a long range electrostatic interaction with detersive anionic or amphoteric surfactants present in the same. The interaction must be of sufficient character so that the components do not precipitate out, instead causing longer lasting and increased foam production. The system provides an environmentally friendly alternative for traditional foaming enhancers such as cocamide DEA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Yvonne Marie Killeen
  • Patent number: 8759277
    Abstract: The invention involves foam stabilization compositions that rely upon anonionic/hydrophobic interaction. According to the invention, an associative thickener is used to provide long range nonionic/hydrophobic interaction with the hydrophobic groups of the surfactants present in the same. The interaction must be of sufficient character so that the components can maintain long range intermolecular networking, causing longer lasting and increased foam production, even in the presence of hydrophobic/oily soils. The system provides an environmentally friendly alternative for traditional foaming enhancers such as cocamide DEA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Yvonne Marie Killeen
  • 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