Spray-dried Component, Or Process Of Preparing (e.g., Postdosed Composition, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/443)
  • Patent number: 10689598
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition having a pH of from 7.1 to 7.9 as measured at 10% solution in distilled water at 20° C. wherein the composition includes a surfactant system, the surfactant system including an anionic surfactant and a primary co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric surfactant, zwitteronic surfactant and mixtures thereof wherein the anionic surfactant and the primary co-surfactant are in a weight ratio of from less than about 10:1 to more than about 2.5:1 and wherein the composition further includes a specific cyclic diamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Karl Ghislain Braeckman
  • Patent number: 10611985
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition having a pH of from 7.1 to less than 8.9 as measured at 10% solution in distilled water at 20° C. wherein the composition includes a surfactant system, the surfactant system including an anionic surfactant and a primary co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric surfactant, zwitteronic surfactant and mixtures thereof wherein the anionic surfactant and the primary co-surfactant are in a weight ratio of from less than 10:1 to more than 2.5:1 and wherein the composition further includes a specific cyclic amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Karl Ghislain Braeckman
  • Patent number: 10190078
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: a) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning surfactant selected from the group consisting of an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and mixtures thereof; b) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Hulskotter, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Glen Steven Ward, Anna Asmanidou
  • Patent number: 9868925
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition comprising: a) from 1% to 60% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and b) from 0.1% to 10% by weight of the composition of a cleaning amine of formula: wherein: R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from —H, linear, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms and n=0-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Hulskotter, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Bjoern Ludolph, Steffen Maas
  • Patent number: 9725682
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition comprising: a) from 1% to 60% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and b) from 0.1% to 10% by weight of the composition of a cleaning amine of Formula (I): wherein the radicals R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are independently selected from NH2, —H, linear or branched alkyl or alkenyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms and n is from 0 to 3 and wherein at least one of the radicals is NH2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Hulskotter, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Bjoern Ludolph
  • Patent number: 9677032
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition comprising: a) from 1% to 60% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and b) from 0.1% to 10% by weight of the composition of a cleaning amine of formula: wherein R1 and R4 are independently selected from —H, linear, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms; and R2 is a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl or alkenyl having from 3 to 10 carbon atoms, R3 is a linear or branched alkyl from 3 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 is H, methyl or ethyl and n=0-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Frank Hulskotter, Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Bjoern Ludolph, Steffen Maas, Roland Bou Chedid, Christian Eidamshaus
  • Patent number: 9187572
    Abstract: A process for treating a polysaccharide with a dialdehyde in the presence of from 10 to 40 weight percent of water, based on the total weight of polysaccharide and water, is beneficially conducted in a mixing device characterized by a FROUDE number FRw of larger than 11, wherein ?w is the angular frequency in sec-1 and is defined as 2*?*RPM/60, RPM is the rotational speed of the mixing device in revolutions per minute, Rw is the radius of the mixing device in m, and g is the acceleration due to gravity in m/s2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Alexandra Hild, Matthias Sprehe, Axel Altmann, Roland Adden
  • Patent number: 8940395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to benefit agent containing delivery particles, compositions comprising said particles, and processes for making and using the aforementioned particles and compositions. When employed in compositions, for example, cleaning or fabric care compositions, such particles increase the efficiency of benefit agent delivery, there by allowing reduced amounts of benefit agents to be employed. In addition to allowing the amount of benefit agent to be reduced, such particles allow a broad range of benefit agents to be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Jiten Odhavji Dihora, An Pintens, Sandra Jacqueline Guinebretiere, Adam Keith Druckrey, Peggy Dorothy Sands, Nianxi Yan
  • Patent number: 8906842
    Abstract: The present invention is a spray-dried powder comprising: (i) from 20 to 80 wt % of a first spray-dried particle comprising less than 5 wt % sulphate, anionic detersive surfactant and having a bulk density of from 300 g/l to 450 g/l: and (ii) from 20 to 80 wt % of a second spray-dried particle comprising at least 45 wt % sulphate, 0 wt % to 15 wt % anionic detersive surfactant, and having a bulk density of from 350 g/l to 700 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Andres Arturo Martinez-Guzman, Andre-Brian Greenaway Patton, Adam Porter
  • Patent number: 8901065
    Abstract: The present invention is to a process for preparing a spray-dried detergent powder comprising: (a) forming an aqueous detergent slurry in a mixer; (b) transferring the aqueous detergent slurry from the mixer to a pipe leading through a first pump and then through a second pump to a spray nozzle; (c) contacting a liquid detergent ingredient having a viscosity of less than 2 Pa·s to the aqueous detergent slurry in the pipe after the first pump and before the second pump to form a mixture; (d) spraying the mixture through the spray nozzle into a spray-drying tower; and (e) spray-drying the mixture to form a spray-dried powder, wherein a nitrogen-rich gas is introduced between the first and second pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Larry Savio Cardozo, Andre-Brian Greenaway Patton
  • Patent number: 8802615
    Abstract: A process for making a particle comprising at least 45 wt % sulphate, from 0 wt % to 15 wt % anionic detersive surfactant, and having a bulk density of from 350 g/l to 700 g/l, comprising the steps of; (a) preparing an aqueous slurry comprising sulphate, and optionally detersive surfactant; (b) drying the particle; and wherein the sulphate added to the aqueous slurry has a volume average particle size of from 10 micrometers to 50 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andres Arturo Martinez-Guzman, Adam Porter, Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Nigel Patrick Somerville-Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker
  • Patent number: 8748366
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a spray-dried powder containing at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound of a formula MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2, where R is a C1-12-alkyl and M is an alkali metal, the process including: preparing an aqueous solution containing the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound; concurrently passing the aqueous solution and air into a spray-drying apparatus; atomizing the aqueous solution by feeding the aqueous solution onto a rotating disk or by compressing the aqueous solution with a pump to a pressure of ?20 bar absolute, to obtain fine liquid droplets; and drying the droplets, to obtain the spray-dried powder, where a temperature gradient between the aqueous solution and the air is in a range from 70 to 350° C., and a content of the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound in the aqueous solution is ?84% by weight, based on a total weight of the dry mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Michael Schoenherr, Robert Heinz, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Publication number: 20130296211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to benefit agent containing delivery particles, compositions comprising said particles, and processes for making and using the aforementioned particles and compositions. When employed in compositions, for example, cleaning or fabric care compositions, such particles increase the efficiency of benefit agent delivery, there by allowing reduced amounts of benefit agents to be employed. In addition to allowing the amount of benefit agent to be reduced, such particles allow a broad range of benefit agents to be employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Jiten Odhavji Dihora, An Pintens, Sandra Jacqueline Guinebretiere, Adam Keith Druckrey, Peggy Dorothy Sands, Nianxi Yan
  • Patent number: 8486884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing granular or pulverulent detergent compositions, comprising the production of a detergent base powder by drying an aqueous detergent slurry, which comprises adding to the slurry a copolymer which is obtained by free-radical copolymerization of (A) from 20 to 80% by weight of at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of monoethylenically unsaturated monocarboxylic acids, dicarboxylic acids and dicarboxylic anhydrides, and (B) from 20 to 80% by weight of at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of aliphatic or aromatic monoolefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tanja Seebeck, Helmut Guembel
  • Patent number: 8435936
    Abstract: A process for preparing a spray-dried detergent powder having: (i) detersive surfactant; and (ii) other detergent ingredients; wherein the process includes the steps of: (a) forming an aqueous detergent slurry in a mixer; (b) transferring the aqueous detergent slurry from the mixer to a pipe leading through a first pump and then through a second pump to a spray nozzle; (c) contacting a detergent ingredient to the aqueous detergent slurry in the pipe after the first pump and before the second pump to form a mixture; (d) spraying the mixture through the spray nozzle into a spray-drying tower; and (e) spray-drying the mixture to form a spray-dried powder, wherein the pressure drop between (i) the pressure in the pipe at the outlet of the first pump to (ii) the pressure in the pipe at the inlet to the second pump is less than 8×105 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Larry Savio Cardozo, Hossam Hassan Tantawy, James Robert Lickiss, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts
  • Patent number: 8377862
    Abstract: A spray-drying process to prepare a spray-dried powder having: (a) anionic detersive surfactant; (b) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder; (c) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder; (d) optionally from 0 wt % to 10 wt % silicate salt; (e) optionally carbonate salt; (f) optionally polymeric material; and (g) optionally from 0 wt % to 10 wt % water, wherein, the process has the steps of: (i) spraying an aqueous slurry comprising: from (a) anionic detersive surfactant; (b) from 0 wt % to 20 wt % zeolite builder; (c) from 0 wt % to 20 wt % phosphate builder; (d) optionally from 0 wt % to 20 wt % silicate salt; (e) optionally carbonate salt; (f) optionally polymeric material; and (g) water, into a spray-drying zone, wherein the spray-drying zone is under negative pressure and wherein the air inlet air temperature into the spray-drying zone is greater than 150° C.; and (ii) drying the aqueous slurry to form a spray-dried powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rohan Govind Murkunde, Barry Rowland
  • Patent number: 8372795
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to processes for making stable compositions via combining a mixture containing at least one cationic polymer and a mixture containing at least one anionic surfactant in the presence of a high energy dispersion step, followed by incorporation of an external structurant using a low energy dispersion step, and compositions made according to the disclosed processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alessandro Corona, III, Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Seth Edward Lindberg, Mark Robert Sivik, Patrick Thomas Spicer, Gregory Thomas Waning
  • Patent number: 8357650
    Abstract: A particle comprising an aminocarboxylic builder and sulphate or citrate wherein the aminocarboxylic builder and the sulphate or citrate are present in a weight ratio of from about 6:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Chris Hughes, Robert Ian Dyson
  • Patent number: 8334250
    Abstract: A process of making a granular detergent composition comprising amphiphilic graft copolymer. The granular detergent composition may have an L-3b value of at least about 73.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rohan Govind Murkunde, Sarah Jane Melville, Malcolm McClaren Dodd, Stefan James Egan, Christopher Charles Driffield, Andrew Brian Greenaway Patton
  • Patent number: 8318654
    Abstract: A cleansing composition is described. The cleansing composition generally contains an antimicrobial agent, a heating agent, and a thermochromic agent. During use, the heating agent heats the composition so that the antimicrobial agent becomes more effective. The thermochromic agent, on the other hand, changes the color of the composition as it is heated in order to indicate to a user that the composition is at a desired temperature. In an alternative embodiment, instead of containing a heating agent, a heating source can be used to heat the composition. The heating source can be, for instance, an electrical resistance heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Hoffman, David William Koenig, Scott W. Wenzel, Philip E. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 8080512
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for preparing a granular detergent composition or component having a bulk density of at least 500 g/l. The process disclosed herein comprises the steps of (i) providing an aqueous solution of a surfactant (ii) adding one or more water-soluble salts to the aqueous surfactant solution to precipitate the surfactant, (iii) separating the resulting precipitate, and (iv) drying the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: J P Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jagdish Pawar
  • Patent number: 8080509
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid laundry detergent composition having a bulk density of from 100 g/l to 500 g/l, wherein the composition comprises: (a) from 1 wt % to 70 wt % anionic detersive surfactant; (b) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder; and (c) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder; wherein the composition comprises: (I) from 61 wt % to 90 wt % low-density particulate component, wherein the low-density particulate component has a bulk density of from 100 g/l to 426 g/l, and wherein the low-density particulate component comprises inorganic material and organic material; and (II) from 10 wt % to 39 wt % high-density particulate component, wherein the high-density particulate component has a bulk density of greater than 426 g/l; wherein the ratio of (i) the weight ratio of the inorganic material to the organic material comprised in the low-density particulate component (I) to (ii) the weight ratio of the inorganic material to the organic material comprised in the solid laundry detergent co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Euan John Magennis, Alan Thomas Brooker, Andrew Philip Davie, Doris Appleby, Maria Papadaki, Sylvain Andre Sorin, Paul Andrzej Luksza, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts
  • Patent number: 8063009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bleaching activator granule containing (a) a bleaching activator and (b) a specified alcohol which is liquid at room temperature (25° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Onoda, Masakazu Furukawa, Kazuyoshi Ozaki, Hiroshi Noro, Yasumitsu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 7947642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spray-drying process for the preparation of a spray-dried detergent powder having a bulk density of 426 g/l or less, wherein the spray-dried detergent powder comprises an anionic detersive surfactant and from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder and from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder, and wherein the process comprises the step of: (a) preparing an aqueous slurry suitable for spray-drying comprising from 30 wt % to 60 wt % water and from 40 wt % to 70 wt % non-aqueous material, wherein the non-aqueous material comprises an inorganic component and an organic component, wherein the weight ratio of the inorganic component to organic component is in the range of from 0.3:1 to 5:1; and (b) spraying the slurry into a spray-drying tower, wherein the temperature of the slurry as it enters the spray-drying tower is in the range of from 65° C. to 140° C., and wherein the outlet air temperature of the spray-drying tower is in the range of from 70° C. to 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Paul Andrzej Luksza, Gordon Ridley, Callum Niall Fergus Finlay, Alan Thomas Brooker
  • Patent number: 7910534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid laundry detergent composition in particulate form comprising a plurality of particulate components, the composition comprises: (i) an alkyl benzene sulphonate; (ii) a hydratable material; (iii) from 0% to less than 5%, by weight of the composition, of zeolite builder; (iv) from 0% to less than 5%, by weight of the composition, of phosphate builder; and (v) optionally, from 0% to less than 5%, by weight of the composition, of silicate salt; wherein at least 30%, by weight of the composition, of the particulate components present in the composition comprise at least 15%, by weight of the particulate component, of the hydratable material, and wherein any particulate component comprising at least 5%, by weight of the particulate component, of alkyl benzene sulphonate also comprises at least 15%, by weight of the particulate component, of the hydratable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Peter Eric Muller, Lourdes Marina Ramirez Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7867966
    Abstract: A mixed powder or mixed granule comprising at least 80% by weight of a mixture of (a) from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid derivative of the general formula (I) MOOC—(CH2)2C(COOM)-N(CH2COOM)2??(I) where M is hydrogen, ammonium, alkali metal, (b) from 5 to 95% by weight of at least one polyethylene glycol or of at least one nonionic surfactant or of a mixture thereof or of a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohols, polyvinylpyrrolidones (PVP), polyalkylene glycols and derivatives thereof, processes for producing these mixed powders or mixed granules, the use of these mixed powders or mixed granules, and a solid laundry detergent and a solid dishwasher detergent comprising the inventive mixed powder or mixed granule are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tanja Seebeck, Lars Kissau
  • Patent number: 7842657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a spray-dried powder comprising (i) anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder; (iii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder; and (iv) optionally from 0 wt % to 15 wt % silicate salt; wherein the process comprises the steps of: (a) forming an alkaline slurry in a mixer, the slurry having a viscosity of from X to Y s?1 at a temperature of 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Simon Howe, Stuart Andrew Caldwell
  • Patent number: 7811980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a spray-dried powder comprising (i) anionic detersive surfactant; (ii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % zeolite builder; (iii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder; and (iv) optionally from 0 wt % to 15 wt % silicate salt; wherein the process comprises the steps of: (a) forming an alkaline slurry in a mixer, the slurry comprising: (v) from 0 wt % to 15 wt % anionic detersive surfactant; (vi) from 0 wt % to 35 wt % water; and (b) transferring the alkaline slurry from the mixer through at least one pump to a spray pressure nozzle; (c) contacting an acid anionic detersive surfactant precursor to the alkaline slurry after the mixer and before the spray pressure nozzle to form a mixture; (d) spraying the mixture through the spray pressure nozzle into a spray-drying tower; (e) spray-drying the mixture to form a spray-dried powder; and (f) optionally, contacting an alkalinity source with the alkaline slurry and/or the acid anionic detersive surfactant precursor, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Simon Howe, Stuart Andrew Caldwell
  • Patent number: 7704940
    Abstract: A granulate for use in a particulate cleaning product, the granulate consisting of granules which comprise: (a) at least 30% by weight of granulation auxiliary selected from water-soluble non-acid organic crystalline solids; and (b) at least 0.1% by weight of functional cleaning material other than an enzyme or an inorganic compound; and (c) optionally, one or more other ingredients. The granulate may instead comprise: (a) at least 20% by weight of granulation auxiliary selected from non-acid water-soluble organic crystalline solids; and (b) at least 0.1% by weight of temperature sensitive functional cleaning material other than an enzyme or an inorganic compound; and (c) optionally, one or more other ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: Renee Boerefijn, Reinhard Kohlus, Vidyadhar Sudhir Ranade
  • Patent number: 7696144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a particulate textile treatment composition comprising silicone, clay and anionic surfactant, wherein the composition comprises at least three particulate components: wherein the first particulate component comprises silicone, clay and a first anionic surfactant; wherein the second particulate component comprises a second anionic surfactant; and wherein the third particulate component comprises a third anionic surfactant; wherein the concentration of the second anionic surfactant in the second particulate component is greater than the concentration of the third anionic surfactant in the third particulate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.
    Inventor: Malcolm McClaren Dodd
  • Patent number: 7642225
    Abstract: A cleansing cosmetic composition comprising; i) a cationized silicon delivery system selected from one or more of a) a cationized fatty alkyl silicone copolymer; b) a cationized dimethiconol complex and c) a cationized high viscosity lower alkyl silicone fluid with or without cationized silicone gum blend; and ii) detergent active. Also disclosed is a cationized silicone delivery system comprising: a) 15-50 parts of a cationized fatty alkyl silicone copolymer; b) 5-50 parts of a cationized dimethiconol complex; and c) 1-50 parts of a cationized high viscosity lower alkyl silicone fluid with cationized silicone gum blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipto Kumar Paul, Kizhakera Nairveetil Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 7605116
    Abstract: A solid laundry detergent composition comprising: (a) from 0.1 wt % to 10 wt % of an alkoxylated anionic detersive surfactant; (b) from 1 wt % to 25 wt % of an non-alkoxylated anionic detersive surfactant; (c) from 0 wt % to 4 wt % zeolite builder; (d) from 0 wt % to 4 wt % phosphate builder; and (e) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % silicate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Kevin Lee Kott, Nicola Ethel Davidson, Lindsey Heathcote, John Peter Eric Muller, Mark Allen Smerznak, Nigel Patrick Sommerville-Roberts, Kenji Shindo, Emmanuel Pantelis Fakoukakis, Jason Christopher King
  • Patent number: 7507699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water soluble container which contains a composition useful for hard surface cleaning. The composition comprises a cationic surfactant having germicidal properties, a non-ionic surfactant, an alkali salt, an organic acid; and optionally, conventional additives, where the composition is in powder form. The water soluble containers can be made by thermoforming or injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Diane Joyce Burt, James Chi-Cheng Feng, Ralph Gencarelli, Jeanne Marie Lesica
  • Patent number: 7485614
    Abstract: A process for forming a low density detergent granule has the steps of providing from about 0.1% to about 6% of a hydrotrope, providing from about 22% to about 50% crutcher mix moisture, providing from about 0.2% to about 8% of a water-soluble polymer with a molecular weight of at least about 10,000 g/mol, providing from about 2% to about 20% sodium silicate having a SiO2:Na2O ratio of at least about 2:1, and the balance of adjunct crutcher ingredients, mixing the hydrotrope, crutcher mix moisture, polymer, silicate, and adjunct crutcher ingredients in a crutcher to form a slurry, injecting a gas into the slurry at a pressure of from about 6,000 kPa to about 13,000 kPa, and at a rate of from about 0.01% to about 0.25% and forming the slurry into a detergent granule. The slurry is substantially free of zeolite builder and phosphate builder and the crutcher temperature is maintained at from about 40° C. to about 95° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Edward Boucher, Rui Shen
  • Patent number: 7470654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent auxiliary composition comprising: (i) a liquid or liquefiable active component; and (ii) a water-insoluble solid support component and (iii) a water-soluble and/or water dispersible encapsulating material; and (iv) optionally one or more adjunct components, characterised in that the composition further comprises (v) a surface deposition enhancing cationic polymer or oligomer having cationic groups such that fewer than 50% are de-activated when a 1% by weight solution of the polymer or oligomer (prepared in deionised water and then adjusted to pH 7.0 with sodium carbonate or citric acid) is stored at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fabrizio Meli, Andre Chieffi, Rebecca Louise Selway, Stefan Frenzel
  • Patent number: 7465701
    Abstract: A detergent auxiliary composition comprising from 0.001 wt % to 99 wt % cleaning polymer having a hydrophilic backbone and at least one hydrophobic pendant group, and an adjunct ingredient in which the hydrophilic backbone constitutes less than 50%, preferably less than 45% by weight of the polymer. The detergent auxiliary composition may be, for example a spray-dried particle or an agglomerate. Also described are detergent compositions comprising the detergent auxiliary composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sanjeev Sharma, Carlos Arca Quinones, Mayumi Daiki, Arturo Luis Casado Dominguez, Dieter Boeckh, Lidcay Herrera Taboada
  • Patent number: 7459422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate composition comprising from about 20 wt % to about 60 wt % of a water-soluble and/or water-dispersible polymer and from about 20 wt % to about 80 wt % of a water-soluble inorganic salt. The substrate composition of the present invention has a median particle size of from about 1 micrometer to about 100 micrometers and comprises less than about 10 wt % of water-insoluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul R Mort, III, Stewart Curtis Doty, Girish Jagannath
  • Patent number: 7446085
    Abstract: Detergent particles obtained by a process comprising the step of dryneutralizing base particles comprising a water-soluble solid alkali inorganic substance (A) with a liquid acid precursor (B) of a non-soap anionic surfactant, wherein the base particles are obtained by a spray-drying method, and wherein the base particles contain the component (A) in an amount of equal to or greater than 4 times the amount equivalent for neutralizing the component (B) and have an average particle size of from 150 to 400 ?m; base particles having an average particle size of from 150 to 400 ?m, comprising 20 to 80% by weight of a water-soluble solid alkali inorganic substance; a process for preparing detergent particles comprising the steps of (a) preparing a slurry comprising a water-soluble solid alkali inorganic substance (A) in an amount equal to or greater than 4 times the amount equivalent for neutralizing a liquid acid precursor (B) of a non-soap anionic surfactant to be added in step (c); (b) spray-drying the slurry obt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Imaizumi, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Teruo Kubota
  • Patent number: 7375072
    Abstract: A builder-containing laundry detergent or cleaning composition is comprised of: (1) alkali metal percarbonate; (2) a water-soluble builder block which comprised of: a) from 5% by weight to 35% by weight of citric acid, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal carbonate, and/or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate, b) up to 10% by weight of alkali metal silicate having a modulus in the range from 1.8 to 2.5, c) up to 2% by weight of phosphonic acid and/or alkali metal phosphate, d) up to 50% by weight of alkali metal phosphate, and e) up to 10% by weight of polymeric polycarboxylate, wherein at least two of components b), c), d) and e) are present in amounts greater than 0% by weight, and (3) a soil release-capable alkyl or hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivative. The soil release-capable action of cellulose derivatives is particularly marked when they are used in laundry detergents or cleaning compositions which comprise alkali metal percarbonates and contain only water-soluble builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Josef Penninger
  • Patent number: 7316995
    Abstract: A builder-containing laundry detergent or cleaning composition comprising: (1) a water-soluble builder block which comprised of: a) from 5% by weight to 35% by weight of citric acid, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal carbonate, and/or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate, b) up to 5% by weight of alkali metal silicate having a modulus in the range from 1.8 to 2.5, c) up to 2% by weight of phosphonic acid and/or alkali metal phosphate, d) up to 50% by weight of alkali metal phosphate, and e) up to 10% by weight of polymeric polycarboxylate, wherein at least two of components b), c), d) and e) are present in amounts greater than 0% by weight, and (2) a soil release-capable alkyl or hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivative. The soil release-capable action of cellulose derivatives is particularly marked when they are used in laundry detergents or cleaning compositions which comprise only water-soluble builders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Henkel Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien
    Inventor: Josef Penninger
  • Patent number: 7211555
    Abstract: A process for efficiently preparing fine zeolite particles comprising synthesizing zeolite in the presence of an alkaline earth metal-containing compound and/or with controlling the preparation process of zeolite, thereby giving fine zeolite particles being composed of crystalline aluminosilicate, the fine zeolite particles having a fine average primary particle size, being excellent in the cationic exchange properties and the oil-absorbing ability, having a fine average aggregate particle size, and being excellent in the dispersibility; fine zeolite particles obtainable by the above process; and a detergent composition comprising the fine zeolite particles, the detergent composition being excellent in the detergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Oki, Hiroji Hosokawa, Mikio Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Kitagaito, Kazuo Taguchi, Hitoshi Takaya
  • Patent number: 7098177
    Abstract: A process for preparing detergent particles containing step (I): mixing a base particle for supporting a surfactant ((a) component), and a surfactant composition ((b) component), under mixing conditions wherein the (a) component does not substantially undergo breakdown, to give a mixture; wherein the base particle is obtained by spray-drying an aqueous slurry, wherein the mixing operation is carried out by using a mixer containing agitation impellers, and where the mixer further contains disintegration impellers, the mixing operation step (I) is carried out without substantially rotating the disintegration impellers; and step (II): mixing the mixture obtained in step (I) with 5 to 100 parts by weight of fine powder, while substantially maintaining the shape of the (a) component containing (b) component, to give detergent particles, having a degree of particle growth of 1.3 or less, and a bulk density of 500 g/L or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Teruo Kubota, Hitoshi Takaya, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7067469
    Abstract: A solid-shaped detergent comprising particles for detergent, wherein the particles have a dissolution rate of 90% or more, under conditions where the particles are supplied in water at 5° C.; stirred for 60 seconds under the stirring conditions that 1 g of the particles are supplied to a 1-L beaker having an inner diameter of 105 mm which is charged with 1 L of hard water having 71.2 mg CaCO3/L, wherein a molar ratio of Ca/Mg is 7/3, and stirred with a stirring bar of 35 mm in length and 8 mm in diameter at a rotational speed of 800 rpm; and filtered with a standard sieve having a sieve-opening of 74 ?m as defined by JIS Z 8801, wherein the dissolution rate of the particles is calculated by the Equation (1): Dissolution Rate (%)=[1?(T/S)]×100,??(1) wherein S is a weight (g) of the particles supplied; and T is a dry weight (g) of insoluble remnants of the particles remaining on the sieve when an aqueous solution prepared under the above stirring conditions is filtered with the sieve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhki Yanagisawa, Nobuyoshi Yamaguchi, Shu Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Takaya, Hiroyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 6964945
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid detergent compositions comprising an aluminosilicate builder and an anionic surfactant and comprising (n) components (i), n being at least 2, whereby the level of aluminosilicate builder in said components together is at least 5% by weight of the composition and the level of the anionic surfactant in said components together is at least 5% by weight of the composition, and whereby the degree of mixture (M) of the anionic surfactant and the aluminosilicate builder is from 0 to 0.7, as defined in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Timothy Hartshorn, Zayeed Alam, Kevin Norwood
  • Patent number: 6936581
    Abstract: Processes are described for preparing anhydrous detergent granules, wherein the processes comprise: (a) providing an alk(en)yl oligoglycoside composition having a residual fatty alcohol content; (b) reducing the fatty alcohol content of the composition to 30% by weight or less to provide a reduced alcohol content alk(en)yl oligoglycoside; and (c) combining the reduced alcohol content alk(en)yl oligoglycoside with one or more detergent additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Eskuchen, Manfred Weuthen, Ditmar Kischkel, Tycho Michel, Bernhard Gutsche
  • Patent number: 6908895
    Abstract: A particulate zeolite-built laundry detergent composition having a bulk density of at least 550 g/l comprising at least two different granular components containing both surfactant and builder, preferably one prepared by non-tower granulation and another spray-dried, also contains from 1 to 10 wt % citric acid admixed as a separate particulate component. The admixed citric acid improves dispensing and dissolution properties, whether or not separately admixed sodium carbonate is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Vera Johanna Bakker, Arie Krijgsman, Edwin Leo Lempers, Jasper Mol
  • Patent number: 6906022
    Abstract: A detergent composition which has improved solubility or dissolution in laundering solutions, especially in solutions kept at cold temperatures (i.e., less than about 30° C.), is provided. The granular detergent composition is aesthetically pleasing to consumers and has improved flowability. The granular detergent composition has a homogeneity number of greater than 1 wherein the homogeneity number is defined by the equation HN=Xbulk/Xpart. A process for producing the detergent is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott William Capeci, Mark William Ridyard, Paur R. Mort, III
  • Patent number: 6900170
    Abstract: In order to improve the dispersion of nonionic surfactant into wash water from a granule in which the nonionic surfactant is carried on a water-insoluble granular material, the nonionic surfactant is intimately blended with a water-insoluble liquid. Preferred water-insoluble liquids include hydrocarbons, for example, paraffins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Unilever Home Products and Care USA, a division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Instone, Rafiq Mohammed Nabi, John Edley Wilson
  • Patent number: 6864220
    Abstract: A concentrate and a ready-to-use or diluted formulation for an aqueous vehicle cleaner can remove a wide range of different types of traffic film using either low pressure application, hand pressure application, water jet spray apparatus, clean-in-place systems or other manual or mechanical washing systems. The compositions may comprise, for example, one or more solutions that each or collectively contain or comprises: a) at least one anionic surfactant; b) at least one poly[oxyalkylene] ammonium cationic surfactant; and c) an alkaline agent. Optional additional ingredients may comprise at least one polycarboxylic acid chelating agent (preferably an aminocarboxylic acid chelating agent), at least one non-ionic or amphoteric surfactant, at least one hydrotrope, inorganic and/or organic acids and at least one silicate. The alkaline agent may provide a pH (when the finished product is diluted to 0.5 to 5% by weight in water) will be between about 9 to 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Levitt, Terry J. Klos, Michael E. Besse, Robert D. Hei, Jerry D. Hoyt, Cathleen O'Connor, Victor Fuk-Pong Man
  • Patent number: 6864221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to particles for supporting a surfactant and a process for preparing the same. Further, the present invention relates to high-density detergent particles using the particles for supporting a surfactant, and a process for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Takana, Hitoshi Takaya, Hiroki Yamaboshi, Yoichi Sugiyama, Hiroshi Kitagaito, Shu Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yamashita