Package Or Dosing Unit (e.g., Sachet, Wrapped Cake Soap, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/439)
  • Patent number: 10914027
    Abstract: A combined unit (2) for containing detergent or other chemical compounds, mainly for washing or dishwashing machines, the combined unit comprises at least one pocket (4) configured to contain at least one compound intended for at least one phase of a washing program. The combined unit comprises two sides, an inlet side (6) and an outlet side (8), and the sides of the unit (2) are intended for inlet and outlet liquid, respectively, into and out from the combined unit. The inlet side and said outlet side are constituted by liquid permeable filter members. In one embodiment the inlet side filter member is denser than the outlet side filter member, and that the inlet side filter member is capable of filtering out micro fibres in the inlet liquid. Also provided is a machine adapted to use the combined unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CleanGuard AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Magnusson
  • Patent number: 10760034
    Abstract: Stable unit dose compositions with high water content are provided. Such unit dose compositions include an aqueous composition having a water activity of from about 0.65 to about 0.95 and a water-soluble container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispersible film material. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition includes water in an amount of 25% to 70% by weight, a surfactant system, and a water binding agent. The surfactant system may include: (1) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES), (2) a non-ionic surfactant, and (3) a fatty acid. The unit dose compositions can prevent the enclosed liquid detergent composition with a high level of water content from dissolving or pre-maturely dispersing the water-soluble container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Casey Elphege Camire, Patrick Shane Akeem Harewood, Cynthia L. Moser, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, David S. Stott, II
  • Patent number: 10738267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid laundry detergent compositions comprising core/shell encapsulates, water-soluble unit dose articles comprising said encapsulates and methods of using said compositions and unit dose articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nea Janette Lintula, Jean-Pol Boutique, Johan Smets, Laura Orlandini, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers
  • Patent number: 10703895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-soluble film having excellent solubility in cold water, high strength, and excellent hard-water resistance. The present invention also provides a method for simply producing such a water-soluble film. One aspect of the present invention relates to a water-soluble film including a polymer containing an anionic group other than a sulfonic acid (salt) group, and a water-soluble resin. The anionic group-containing polymer excludes an acrylic acid homopolymer. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method for producing a water-soluble film that includes a polymer containing an anionic group other than a sulfonic acid (salt) group, and a water-soluble resin. The method includes mixing a polymer containing an anionic group other than a sulfonic acid (salt) group and a water-soluble resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Michitaka, Masami Hattori, Hirotaka Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10696926
    Abstract: Stable unit dose compositions with high water content are provided. Such unit dose compositions include an aqueous composition having a water activity of from about 0.60 to about 0.95 and a water-soluble container formed from a water-soluble or water-dispersible film material. In one embodiment, the aqueous composition includes water in an amount of 20% to 70% by weight, a structured surfactant system which is in the form of a lamellar structure, and a salt which promotes the formation of the lamellar structure. The surfactant system may include: (1) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES), (2) a non-ionic surfactant, and (3) a fatty acid. The unit dose compositions can prevent the enclosed liquid detergent composition with a high level of water content from dissolving or pre-maturely dispersing the water-soluble container due to the lamellar structure of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Casey Elphege Camire, Patrick Shane Akeem Harewood, Cynthia L. Moser, Daniel Thomas Piorkowski, David S. Stott, II
  • Patent number: 10479965
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water-soluble unit dose articles made from a combination of chemically different water-soluble films and containing household care compositions that are at least partially enclosed by the water-soluble films in at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Florence Catherine Courchay, Regine Labeque, Steven George Friedrich, David M Lee, Shinsuke Nii, Lee Kon Yeung, Thomas J Yogan, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10377980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for washing fabrics in the drum of an automatic washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde Francois Keuleers, Regine Labeque, Florence Catherine Courchay, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10370627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to water-soluble unit dose articles made from a combination of chemically different water-soluble films and containing household care compositions that are at least partially enclosed by the water-soluble films in at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Florence Catherine Courchay, Regine Labeque, Philip Frank Souter, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, Marc Rene Bert Renmans
  • Patent number: 10357095
    Abstract: A crystalline shampoo, of a mixture comprising: one-quarter to three-quarter teaspoon of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate flake; one-eight to three-eights teaspoon of aloe vera leaf powder; one-eight to three-eights teaspoon of lactic acid; one-eight to three-eights teaspoon of olive oil; and 0.1 ml to 0.3 ml of essential oil. The mixture is encapsulated in a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tiffany Ann Renninger
  • Patent number: 10308895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of perfumery and more precisely it concerns a perfuming composition, and the consumer articles associated therewith, showing an improved impact of fragrance intensity and/or modulating fragrance character. The perfuming composition of matter comprises a ?-thio carbonyl profragrance derivative and specific perfuming terpenes derivatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Jorge Pablo Vidal, Messias Antonio Ferraz Shimizu, Axel Voelker
  • Patent number: 10208422
    Abstract: A stain removal device adapted to at least partially surround a stain located on a fabric to activate in a targeted manner includes a shell comprising a wall with an inner surface, an outer surface, a rim defining an aperture in the shell, the rim being defined by the inner and outer surfaces and the inner surface defining a shell cavity, at least one opening extending through the wall of the shell between the inner and outer surfaces of the shell, a dispensable cleaning agent at least partially disposed within the shell cavity, and an attachment portion at least partly coupled to the shell. The attachment portion is configured to removably couple the stain removal device to a fabric or article of clothing such that the rim of the shell contacts the fabric and at least partially surrounds a stain located on the fabric. So configured, the dispensable cleaning agent may activate in a targeted manner relative to the stain during a wash cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MONOSOL, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Edwards, Tara Sophia Edwards
  • Patent number: 9029311
    Abstract: This invention relates to extend the benefits of using hypochlorite compounds such as sodium hypochlorite to clean and disinfect articles while reducing or eliminating the side effects of treating an article with a strong oxidant material. The invention relates to a single step process involving mixing of precursor compositions of a suitable hypohalite or hypohalous acid with a solution of a reducing agent. Optionally a buffer may be present in either or both precursor compositions, such that at time of use such active hypohalous acid concentration in the resulting aqueous mixture remains at a sufficient activity level to effect one or more desired benefits against a target substrate for a desired period of time. The oxidant is substantially consumed by reaction with the reducing agent after the time needed for achieving the desired benefit has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Dewain Garner, William Smith, Jared Heymann
  • Patent number: 8999911
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for treating a surface comprises a purified enzyme and an enzyme denaturant system. The enzyme denaturant system is configured to denature the purified enzyme such that any residue remaining on the surface after the treatment of the surface is virtually free of active purified enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Armstrong, Kevin L. Haley, Eric J. Hansen, Joseph A. Fester
  • 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: 8980816
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing one or more particles, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Brian Patrick Croll, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 8980817
    Abstract: A dosage element to be consumed in use in a ware washing machine, the dosage element comprises a container, whereby the container encloses a non-consolidated particulate composition and a gel in direct contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Wiedemann, Pavlinka Roy, Frederic Moreux
  • Patent number: 8975221
    Abstract: The use of sugars in a stabilization matrix and solid detergent compositions is disclosed along with methods of making and using the solid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Kiesel, Matthew Zurbey, Dorothy Williams, Michael E. Besse
  • Patent number: 8940676
    Abstract: A water-soluble pouch suitable for use in machine dishwashing and which comprises a plurality of compartments in generally superposed or superposable relationship, each containing one or more detergent active or auxiliary components, and wherein the pouch has a volume of from about 5 to about 70 ml and a longitudinal/transverse aspect ratio in the range from about 2:1 to about 1:8, preferably from about 1:1 to about 1:4. The water-soluble pouch allows for optimum delivery of dishwashing detergent. A process for the manufacture of multi-compartment pouches and a pack to contain the pouches are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Tanguy Marie Louis Alexandre Catlin, Rachid Ben Moussa, Timothy Bernard William Kroese, Charles Rupert Gillham, James Iain Kinloch, David John Smith, Alison Lesley Main, Helen Varley
  • Publication number: 20150024992
    Abstract: The invention provides a washing capsule for providing washing compositions to a machine, the capsule comprising a rigid water-soluble shell; a liquid or gel of a first washing composition within the shell; and a solid tablet of a second washing composition within the liquid, but not connected to the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Pavlinka Roy
  • Publication number: 20150005223
    Abstract: A compliant personal care composition can include a granular personal care composition, including i) from about 20% to about 80%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant; and ii) from about 3% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, a water insoluble hygroscopic fiber, fine, or filament; wherein the composition is granular before a first simulated use and has a compliance value of about 0.01 kg/mm to about 1.5 kg/mm after 2 simulated uses. The composition may also be at least partially surrounded by a substrate and in the form of an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn David McCONAUGHY, Edward Dewey SMITH, III, Dale Gary KAVALEW
  • Publication number: 20140378368
    Abstract: The application describes a water-soluble package which comprises an agent and a water-soluble covering, wherein at least part of an exposed surface of the water-soluble package is dusted with a saccharide-containing powder. Saccharide-dusted water-soluble packages exhibit advantages in terms of their transport properties during the production and packaging process and during storage in a secondary package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Friedhelm Siepmann, Mario Sturm, Frank Meier
  • Publication number: 20140345064
    Abstract: A process for making a detergent water-soluble pouch having a plurality of compartments the process comprising the steps of: e) making a first web of open or closed pouches in a first pouch making unit having a forming surface; f) making a second web of open or closed pouches in a second pouch making unit having a forming surface; g) combining the first and second webs of pouches wherein the forming surfaces bring the web of pouches into contact and preferably exert pressure on them to seal the webs; and h) cutting the resulting web of pouches to produce individual pouches having a plurality of compartments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Piotr KOCH, Dirk Boysen
  • Patent number: 8895493
    Abstract: The need for a stable, compact composition providing improved fabric care benefit, that is also convenient to use, can be met by incorporating a cationic cellulose polymer into a non-aqueous composition, using a non-aqueous dispersant. Such compositions have good physical stability, with little or no clumping of the cationic polymer in particulate form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Regine Labeque, Rajae Boulaich, Marc Jennewein
  • Publication number: 20140331443
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the present invention provides a steam cleaning device, the device comprising a supply of water for generating steam, and a steam cleaning head for ejecting steam generated from said supply of water in proximity to a surface to be cleaned, wherein the steam cleaning head comprises a portion for receiving a composition adapted to be used in conjunction with such a steam cleaning device, the portion being perfused by steam during ejection by said steam cleaning head of steam generated from said supply of water. This has the advantage that the composition may be changed by a user dependent only on the user's requirements and the rate of consumption of the composition, and independently of both the rate of consumption of water by the steam cleaning device and any need to remove, clean or replace a cleaning cloth mounted on the steam cleaning head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Stephen HOUGHTON, Kevin APPLEBY, Christopher HUSSEY
  • Patent number: 8883706
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-micelle complex. The polymer-micelle complexes include a negatively charged micelle that is electrostatically bound to a water-soluble polymer bearing a positive charge. The polymer does not comprise block copolymer, latex particles, polymer nanoparticles, cross-linked polymers, silicone copolymer, fluorosurfactant, or amphoteric copolymer. The compositions do not form a coacervate, and do not form a film when applied to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Travers Anderson, William L. Smith, Erika Szekeres, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8883702
    Abstract: A packaged particulate detergent composition, wherein the composition comprises greater than 40 wt % detergent surfactant, at least 70% by number of the particles comprising a core, comprising mainly surfactant, and around the core, a water soluble coating in an amount of from 10 to 45 wt % based on the coated particle, each coated particle having perpendicular dimensions x, y and z, wherein x is from 0.2 to 2 mm, y is from 2.5 to 8 mm, and z is from 2.5 to 8 mm, the packaged particles being substantially the same shape and size as one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Judith Maria Bonsall, Stephen Thomas Keningley
  • Patent number: 8883705
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer-micelle complex. The polymer-micelle complexes include a positively charged micelle selected from the group consisting of a monomeric quaternary ammonium compound, a monomeric biguanide compound, and mixtures thereof. The positively charged micelle is electrostatically bound to a water-soluble polymer bearing a negative charge. The polymer does not comprise block copolymer, latex particles, polymer nanoparticles, cross-linked polymers, silicone copolymer, fluorosurfactant, or amphoteric copolymer. The compositions do not form a coacervate, and do not form a film when applied to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Travers Anderson, William L. Smith, Erika Szekeres, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8877701
    Abstract: The invention discloses a laundry article used for cleaning fabrics comprising a water-insoluble nonwoven substrate and coated thereon into at least one zone each a detergent composition and an enzyme-containing composition. The enzyme-containing composition comprises an enzyme embedded in a thickened matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Michael Voelker
  • Patent number: 8877696
    Abstract: A cleaning composition may comprise a pH-switchable sudsing system and a cleansing system. The pH-switchable sudsing system may comprise a primary sudsing agent in combination with a pH-switchable co-surfactant. The pH-switchable co-surfactant is selected from diamine molecules having a general formula R1R2—N—R3—N+(CH3)3X?, where R1 is a linear or branched C8 to C16 hydrocarbyl, R2 is a linear or branched C1 to C3 hydrocarbyl, R3 is a linear or branched C3 to C6 hydrocarbylene, and X is a counteranion. The tertiary amine nitrogen of the pH-switchable co-surfactant has a pKa value. When the tertiary amine nitrogen is unprotonated, the pH-switchable co-surfactant may provide a suds-boosting effect in washing solutions at a washing pH above the pKa. When the tertiary amine nitrogen is protonated, the pH-switchable co-surfactant may provide a suds-reducing benefit in rinse waters at a rinse pH below the pKa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oh, John August Wos, Robb Richard Gardner, Timothy Bates
  • Publication number: 20140323383
    Abstract: A pouch comprising a water-soluble film and a liquid detergent composition contained within the water-soluble film. The liquid detergent composition comprising: a) an alkanolamine; b) a sulfite; c) a perfume oil comprising aldehyde or ketone; and d) a sulfur-containing pro-perfume compound, delivers improved stability and perfume longevity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rafael TRUJILLO, Jean-Francois BODET, Jean - Pol BOUTIQUE, Giulia Ottavia BIANCHETTI, Jef MAES, Jarno Johan Chris HUYGH
  • Publication number: 20140319015
    Abstract: The application describes fragrant water-soluble packaging which contains a liquid laundry detergent or cleaning composition and a water-soluble envelope. The liquid laundry detergent or cleaning composition comprises at least 10% by weight of glycerol, a second solvent, surfactant and a perfume, where the perfume contains particular amounts of perfume constituents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Frank Meier, Katherine G. Yu, Sabine Schuemann, Mario Sturm, Friedhelm Siepmann, Andreas Bauer
  • Publication number: 20140315776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deformable water soluble or water dispersible outer pouch containing a detergent composition, the detergent composition comprising at least one phase in solid form and at least one liquid phase with at least one solid phase predominantly surrounded by a liquid phase. The pouches exhibit good physical and chemical stability and can also provide for sequential release of its ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Natascha Wolf
  • Publication number: 20140315777
    Abstract: A detergent packet includes a liquid detergent contained within a water soluble pouch. The water soluble pouch is formed from a film including at least one of a polymer of hydrolyzed vinyl acetate and a copolymer of hydrolyzed vinyl acetate and a second monomer. The liquid detergent includes between 5 wt % and 60 wt % water and between 0.5 wt % and 15 wt % inorganic sulfate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: AICELLO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carlton J. WONG, Yuki YASUI
  • Patent number: 8865638
    Abstract: It has been found that by incorporating a polymer made from vinyl dicarboxylic acid monomers into a liquid laundry detergent composition, the composition can include at least about 30 wt. % water, and be useful in a liquid-containing water-soluble unit dose pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Steven T. Adamy
  • Patent number: 8859480
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing high efficiency lipase enzymes and specific detergent formulations comprising less than 10 wt % zeolite and phosphate builder are described. Preferred formulations comprise surfactants selected from alkyl benzene sulphonates in combination with alky ethoxylated sulfates or MES or non-ionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Steven George Patterson
  • Patent number: 8846595
    Abstract: Methods of making a (e.g. dilute) cleaning solution from a hydrogel cleaning concentrate, packages of hydrogel cleaning concentrate, and methods of making a hydrogel cleaning concentrate are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Robin E. Wright, Sonja K. Belgrade, Mitchell T. Johnson, Richard L. Walter, John M. Brandner, Narina Y. Stepanova, James W. Zurawski
  • Patent number: 8841245
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: a) an alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine said alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine comprising a polyalkyleneimine backbone, alkoxy chains and quaternization groups wherein the alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine has a degree of quaternization of at least 5% and wherein: i) the polyalkyleneimine backbone represents from 0.5% to 40% by weight of the alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine; ii) the alkoxy chains represent from 60% to 99% by weight of the alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine; and b) a bleach system comprising bleach and optionally a bleach enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Scialla, Michael Stanford Showell, Frank Hulskotter, Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, Phan Shean Lim, Melissa Cuthbertson, Glenn Steven Ward, Rainer Anton Dobrawa
  • Patent number: 8835372
    Abstract: The present application relates to a water soluble pouch comprising at least one compartment, wherein said compartment comprises a first liquid composition comprising an opacifier and an antioxidant and has a fresh Hunter L value of greater than 7 and a b value of less than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Marc Jennewein
  • Patent number: 8828919
    Abstract: A cleaning compound for cleaning surfaces that includes at least one container, with each container including a peroxide and/or an alkaline reactant therein. The alkaline reactant is selected to raise the pH of the cleaning compound into the alkaline range when the peroxide and the alkaline reactant are mixed together. The cleaning compound may be a liquid or dry compound, which is applied to the surface to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: William E. Spindler
  • Publication number: 20140249066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to benefit agent delivery particles containing at least one benefit agent and at least one cellulosic polymer. The disclosure further relates to compositions containing benefit agent delivery particles and processes for making and using such compositions. The disclosure further relates to methods of imparting a benefit delivery capability to a cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michelle MEEK, Philip Frank SOUTER, Susana FERNANDEZ PRIETO, Johan SMETS, Mohan Gopalkrishna KULKARNI, Parshuram Gajanan SHUKLA, Aruna Narayan BOTE, Arun Savalaram JADHAV
  • Patent number: 8822399
    Abstract: A laundry stain and soil pretreatment sheet including a water soluble or water dispersible carrier layer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol, a removable separator layer, and a layer of cleaning agent composition therebetween. The separator layer is removed, the composition layer is adhered to a stain on clothing, and the clothing is laundered. The carrier layer dissolves or disperses during the laundering. The separator layer can be water soluble or water dispersible. Depressions can be provided in the carrier layer to hold the layer of cleaning agent composition. Without the separator layer, a sheet of the carrier layer can be folded over to hold the cleaning agent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dirty Laundry, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie B. Peltz, Robert F. Golownia
  • Patent number: 8809250
    Abstract: A water soluble strip that includes a carrier film that include water soluble polymer, one or more actives and one or more agents such as heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator. The water soluble strip can optionally include other additives. The actives includes antimicrobial agent, cleaning agent and/or surfactant. The water soluble strip can include other materials. The heat forming agent and/or degrading accelerator, when used, are designed facilitate in degrading or dissolving the water soluble strip and/or increase the activity of the one or more actives. The water soluble film can be used for a variety of applications such as a hard surface cleaning strip, dishwashing strip, laundry cleaning strip, stop removing strip, drain unclogging strip, toilet bowl cleaning strip and the like. The water soluble strip eliminates the need to purchase and store numerous containers and/or heavy containers of cleaner that take up large amounts of shelf space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Bryan Parrish, Inderjeet K. Ajmani, Maria Ochomogo, Bernard Hill, Aram Garabedian, Jr., Janiece Hope, Michael Kinsinger, Mona Marie Knock, Rashda Khokhar Khan
  • Patent number: 8802612
    Abstract: A detergent packet includes a liquid detergent contained within a water soluble pouch. The water soluble pouch is formed from a film including at least one of a polymer of hydrolyzed vinyl acetate and a copolymer of hydrolyzed vinyl acetate and a second monomer. The liquid detergent includes between 5 wt % and 60 wt % water and between 0.5 wt % and 15 wt % inorganic sulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Aicello Corporation
    Inventors: Carlton J. Wong, Yuki Yasui
  • Patent number: 8785367
    Abstract: A cleansing sheet including a nonwoven sheet impregnated with a cleaning agent, the cleaning agent containing 99.80 wt % to less than 99.95 wt % of purified water and more than 0.05 wt % to 0.20 wt % of a bactericidal preservative, the bactericidal preservative including more than 0.025 wt % to 0.10 wt % benzalkonium chloride, more than 0.0025 wt % to 0.01 wt % iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, and more than 0.0225 wt % to 0.09 wt % glycol, based on the total weight of the cleaning agent taken as 100 wt %. The cleaning sheet can be applied to the delicate skin of infants or the sensitive skin of elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LEC, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiaki Matsumoto
  • 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: 8754025
    Abstract: Dosage elements to be consumed in use in a ware washing machine are made by (a) forming a main container part within a cavity of a mold; (b) providing the main container part with a first substance; (c) adhering a second substance to the underside of a part which is to form a lid of the dosage element; and (d) sealing the lid-forming part to the main container part so as to close the main container part and enclose the first and second substances within it; wherein the second substance covers at least 5% of the free area of the lid-forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Wiedemann, Pavlinka Roy, Frederic Moreux
  • Patent number: 8754023
    Abstract: Liquid washing or cleaning agent preparations includes a) >5 wt. % of at least one active washing or cleaning enzyme; b) >5 wt. % of at least one organic solvent c) boric acid or a boric acid derivative d) a source of Ca or Mg ions and are characterized by a good phase and enzyme stability and good cleaning powers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Christian Nitsch, Wolfgang Wick
  • Patent number: 8732887
    Abstract: A personal care implement is disclosed having a water insoluble absorbent/adsorbent layer attached to a water insoluble scrubbing layer and a mild, low active, low viscosity cleansing composition contained in the absorbent/adsorbent layer. A sufficient quantity of the composition is transferred on demand to the scrubbing layer by squeezing the implement. The implement produces copious quantities of lather foam and mild cleansing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kavssery Parameswaran Ananthapadmanabhan, Bivash Ranjan Dasgupta, Prabhjyot Singh, Chandra Sekhar Palla-Venkata
  • Patent number: 8716212
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article for washing textiles able to absorb colorant substances (4) dissolved in the washing fluid (5) constituted by a flat matrix comprising at least a support material and at least an absorbing agent of colorant substances (4) borne by the support material. The flat matrix is folded and/or rolled-up on itself and compressed to define the conformation of the article (1), and in that the folded and/or rolled-up material compressed on itself is able to unfold and/or unroll when the article (1) is placed in contact with the washing fluid (5) in order to enable the article (1), with the unfolded and/or unrolled matrix, to absorb the colorant substances (4) present in the washing fluid (5) by means of the absorbing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Orlandi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Scheda
  • Patent number: 8697623
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising by weight of the composition: a) at least 9% of coated bleach particles the particles having a coating comprising at least 5% by weight of the particle of an efflorescent material; b) at least 0.5% of granulates containing active enzyme wherein the granulates comprise efflorescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Philip Frank Souter, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Michelle Meek, Jose David Baez Chavez, Mohammed Badrulhisham Bahari