Agglomerated Product Or Component, Or Process Of Preparing Patents (Class 510/444)
  • Patent number: 9487736
    Abstract: A granulated antifoam composition comprising an antifoam, a siloxane wax binder, and a carrier. The antifoam includes a hydrophobic fluid wherein the hydrophobic fluid has a surface tension which is greater than or approximately equal to the dynamic surface tension of an aqueous dispersion of the detergent at above the critical micelle concentration of the surfactant and less than about 62 mN/m. The antifoam further includes a finely divided solid hydrophobic filler dispersed in the hydrophobic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence Gallez, Corina Pagnoni, Christel Simon, Nicolas Ziolkowski
  • Patent number: 9023781
    Abstract: A process for preparing a particle defoamer. The particle defoamer of 55%-75% of a carrier, 15%-35% of a silicone emulsion, 3%-10% of a texturing agent and 2%-10% of a solvent, based on the total weight of the particle defoamer; the process for preparing the particle defoamer is: (1)first adding a carrier A1 into a mixer, and then adding thereto a silicone emulsion B1, and stirring uniformly; (2)adding a carrier component A2 to the mixture obtained in (1), and stirring uniformly; (3)adding a silicone emulsion B2 to the mixture obtained in (2), and, after uniformly stirring, adding the solvent thereto and stirring uniformly; and (4)pelleting and drying by baking the mixture obtained in(3), so as to produce the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nanjing Sixin Scientific-Technological Application Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yueqin Chi, Fei Wu, Tian Cao, Qiang Zhang, Hualan Sui, Wei Huang
  • 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: 8883704
    Abstract: The invention relates to co-granules containing a) at least one bleach activator, b) at least one metal-containing bleach catalyst, and c) at least 5 wt. % of at least one organic acid. The co-granules are easy to produce, have a high stability in storage and are advantageously suitable for producing cleaning products and detergents and especially products for cleaning crockery in a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Georg Borchers, Gerd Reinhardt, Andreas Schottstedt
  • Publication number: 20140249069
    Abstract: The present application relates to high efficiency particles and compositions, such as consumer products, comprising such high efficiency particles as well as processes for making and using such high efficiency particles and compositions comprising such high efficiency particles. Such high efficiency particles and compositions provide enhanced benefit agent delivery to a situs that is treated with such high efficiency particles and compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan SMETS, Pascale Claire Annick VANSTEENWINCKEL, Yonas GIZAW, Frank HULSKOTTER, Dieter BOECKH, Hans-Joachim HAEHNLE
  • 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: 8785361
    Abstract: A detergent product containing a detergent composition is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert Sivik, Gregory Charles Gordon, Frank William Denome, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Stephen Joseph Hodson, Brian Patrick Croll, John Gerhard Michael, Andreas Josef Dreher, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 8759275
    Abstract: The present application relates to high efficiency particles and compositions, such as consumer products, comprising such high efficiency particles as well as processes for making and using such high efficiency particles and compositions comprising such high efficiency particles. Such high efficiency particles and compositions provide enhanced benefit agent delivery to a situs that is treated with such high efficiency particles and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Pascale Claire Annick Vansteenwinckel, Yonas Gizaw, Frank Hulskotter, Dieter Boeckh, Hans-Joachim Haehnle
  • Patent number: 8741174
    Abstract: A reduced weight DF-200 decontamination formulation that is stable under high temperature storage conditions. The formulation can be pre-packed as an all-dry (i.e., no water) or nearly-dry (i.e., minimal water) three-part kit, with make-up water (the fourth part) being added later in the field at the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventor: Mark D. Tucker
  • Patent number: 8431519
    Abstract: A process for preparation of co-granules including one or more bleach activators and one or more bleach agent compounds is described. The bleach component is mixed and coated with a binder selected from the group of fatty acids, fatty acid polyol esters, polyglycols and fatty alcohol oxalkylates. One or more bleach activators is added to this mixture followed by granulation or agglomeration in a mixer, resulting in a bleach co-granule composition including the bleach activator and peroxide components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: OCI Chemical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Scarella, Georg Borchers
  • 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: 8357649
    Abstract: The present application relates to benefit agent delivery compositions comprising a material selected from the group consisting of agglomerates comprising chelant and an encapsulated benefit agent; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a shell comprising chelant; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a core comprising chelant and combinations thereof, and processes for making and using such benefit agent delivery compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre Chieffi, Julian David Martin, Nicolas Guillard
  • 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: 8242070
    Abstract: Disclosed is the method for producing an anionic surfactant powder, including removing impurities by introducing gas into a crude anionic surfactant containing water in a content of 0.01 to 5% by weight in a granulator or drier, having an agitating blade. Also disclosed is the method for producing an anionic surfactant powder, including introducing a gas along with the surface of an inner wall of a granulator or drier having an agitating blade at a reduced pressure to produce the anionic surfactant powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toku Fujioka, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Hisashi Goda
  • Patent number: 8207106
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing an anionic surfactant powder, which comprises a step wherein an aqueous anionic surfactant solution having an anionic surfactant concentration of 0.01-40% by weight is introduced into a granulating machine or a drying machine having a mixing blade under a reduced pressure for granulation and drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Goda, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Toku Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8183196
    Abstract: A neutral automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising an acidifying particle comprising an aminocarboxylic builder wherein the acidifying particle has a low hygroscopicity, a cake strength of at most 20N and a pH of from about 2 to about 6 as measured in 1% aqueous solution at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Chris Hughes, Robert Ian Dyson
  • Patent number: 8080511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising water-soluble granulates of phthalocyanine compounds, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof in washing agent and washing agent additive formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pierre Dreyer, Elke Haiss, Laure Iltis, Petr Kvita, Ullrich Menge
  • 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: 8044012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent composition for automatic dishwashing machines, containing (A) particles containing 0.05 to 10% by mass of (a) a polymer compound having a monomer unit with a cationic group and another monomer unit with an anionic group at a molar ratio [the total number of moles of cationic groups]/[the total number of moles of anionic groups] of 30/70 to 90/10, wherein the content of the polymer compound (a) in the detergent composition is 0.05 to 1.5% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Yoshikawa, Nobuhiro Nishizawa, Takashi Kawashima, Tadashi Nishimori
  • Patent number: 8034758
    Abstract: Coated sodium percarbonate particles having a mean particle size of from 300 to 1600 ?m containing a sodium percarbonate core surrounded by at least one coating layer, the coating layer comprising at least one coating agent and small sodium percarbonate particles of a mean particle size smaller than 100 ?m. Process for the production of these particles by coating sodium percarbonate core particles with at least one coating agent and with small sodium percarbonate particles of a size smaller than 100 ?m. Use of these particles as bleaching agent in detergent compositions and detergent compositions containing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: SOLVAY (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Alfred Soentgerath, Gerd Hecken, Juergen H. Rabe, Henk L. J. Venbrux
  • Patent number: 8026204
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an anionic surfactant granule, which includes granulating an anionic surfactant powder in a granulator having an agitating blade, while adding water, at a temperature of the granule being higher by 0.5 to 30° C. than a boiling point of water under a pressure of the inside of the granulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Toku Fujioka, Tatsuki Matsumoto, Hisashi Goda
  • Patent number: 8003592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a particle comprising: (a) solid film-forming polymeric material; (b) liquid fabric-softening component; and (c) cationically charged polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Fabrizio Meli, Kevin Graham Blyth, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts
  • Patent number: 7977434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer for use as a bleach activator, comprising the monomer units where n is an integer from 1 to 4 and R is a branched or unbranched, saturated hydrocarbyl radical having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, to processes for the preparation and to the use thereof as laundry detergents, cleaning compositions and disinfectant compositions, and also in textile bleaching and paper bleaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Dietsche, Alfred Oftring
  • Patent number: 7928049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of metal complex compounds having hydrazide ligands as oxidation catalysts. Further aspects of the invention are formulations comprising such metal complex compounds, novel metal complex compounds and novel ligands. The metal complex compounds are used especially for enhancing the action of peroxides, for example in the treatment of textile material, without at the same time causing any appreciable damage to fibers and dyeings. There is also no appreciable damage to fibers and dyeings if these metal complexes are used in combination with an enzyme or a mixture of enzymes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE Ludwigshafen
    Inventors: Barbara Wagner, Hauke Rohwer, Marie-Josée Dubs, Nicole End, Menno Hazenkamp, Sophie Marquais-Bienewald
  • Patent number: 7928047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to powder detergent granules that are substantially free of a water-insoluble component such as zeolite or silica, a method for manufacturing the powder detergent granules and a copolymer having various properties useful as a detergent component. The powder detergent granules of the present invention are substantially free of a water-insoluble component, and thus exhibit good solubility and washing performance (stain removal performance) in cold water, do not leave residue after laundry, and reduce the likelihood of a caking phenomenon during manufacture and storage. And, the powder detergent granules of the present invention are substantially free of zeolite or silica that absorbs a liquid component, but are capable of accommodating a considerable amount of liquid surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: LG Household & Health Care Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Seok Cho, Young-Kee Oh, Kee-Heon Cho, Hyun-Chang Kim, Sang-Woon Kwak
  • Patent number: 7919450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an auxiliary composition, for use in the laundering or treatment of fabrics, comprising an admix of (i) clay and (ii) a silicone in an emulsified form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Graham Blyth, Andrew Russell Graydon, Colin Stephenson
  • 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: 7910030
    Abstract: An apparatus for wet granulating a powder material comprises: —a barrel having a granulation chamber and being provided with a first inlet (1) for receiving said powder material and for supplying it to said granulation chamber and with a second inlet (2) for receiving a granulating liquid and for supplying it to said granulation chamber, said granulation having an aperture (9) for discharge of granules from said barrel, and —a transporting means (S) for advancing said powder material toward the end of said granulation chamber while granulating it with the aid of said granulating liquid, said transporting means (S) comprising a first transport zone (4) at its rear end, an agglomeration zone (5) downstream from the first transport zone (4) and a second transport zone (8) at its front end, said first inlet (1) and said second inlet (2) being positioned above the first transport zone (4), wherein said aperture (9) has a shape tightly fitting the terminal portion of the transporting means (S) for directly discharg
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Remon, Chris Vervaet, Eseldin Keleb, An Vermeire
  • Patent number: 7908765
    Abstract: A continuous granulating and drying apparatus comprises a granulator and a fluid bed dryer. The fluid bed dryer comprises at least two separate processing compartments forming part of a common vessel being provided with radially extending partition walls separating the processing compartments from each other. Each processing compartment has a product inlet and a product outlet. The fluid bed dryer comprises a granulated product supply conduit arranged rotatably to selectively communicate with the product inlet of each separate processing compartment, respectively, and a product discharge conduit arranged rotatably to selectively communicate with the product outlet of each separate processing compartment, respectively. The granulator and the fluid bed dryer are closely coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Collette NV
    Inventors: Michel Simon Waldron, Trevor Gordon Page
  • Patent number: 7871974
    Abstract: A process for making bleach granules comprising a bleach selected from the group of diacyl, tetraacyl peroxide and mixtures thereof, selected from diacyl peroxides of the general formula: R1—C(O)—OO—(O)C—R2 in which R1 represents a C6-C18 alkyl group and R2 represents an aliphatic group compatible with a peroxide moiety, such that R1 and R2 together contain a total of 8 to 30 carbon atoms; the tetraacyl peroxide is selected from tetraacyl peroxides of the general formula: R3—C(O)—OO—C(O)—(CH2)n-C(O)—OO—C(O)—R3 in which R3 represents a C1-C9 alkyl group and n represents an integer from 2 to 12, wherein the process comprises the step of dry granulating the diacyl and/or tetraacyl peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Julie Ellis, Christopher Charles Graham
  • 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: 7820613
    Abstract: A powder soap composition that contains a powder soap made of a fatty acid alkali metal salt. The fatty acid alkali metal salt of the composition contains an alkali metal salt of a saturated fatty acid having 12 to 16 carbon atoms as a main component. The mean particle size of the powder soap is 50 to 500 ?m, and the water content of the composition is 3 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Sugino, Kuniaki Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 7754673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an auxiliary composition, for use in the laundering or treatment of fabrics, comprising an admix of (i) clay and (ii) a silicone in an emulsified form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Graham Blyth, Andrew Russell Graydon, Colin Stephenson
  • Patent number: 7732394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid laundry detergent composition comprising: (a) from 1 wt % to 40 wt % light density silicate salt having a bulk density of less than 400 g/l and a weight average particle size of less than 300 micrometers; (b) from 5 wt % to 60 wt % detersive surfactant; (c) from 0 wt % to 50 wt % carbonate salt; (d) from 0 wt % to 40 wt % sulphate salt; (e) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % phosphate builder; (f) from 0 wt % to 5 wt % zeolite builder; and (g) from 0 wt % to 15 wt % water; wherein the composition has a bulk density of 600 g/l or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts
  • Patent number: 7727947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a solid laundry detergent composition comprising: (a) from 1 wt % to 40 wt % light density silicate salt having a bulk density of less than 200 g/l and a weight average particle size of less than 300 micrometers; (b) from 5 wt % to 60 wt % detersive surfactant; (c) from 0 wt % to 50 wt % carbonate salt; (d) from 0 wt % to 40 wt % sulphate salt; (e) from 0 wt % to 30 wt % phosphate builder; (f) from 0 wt % to 5 wt %% zeolite builder; and (g) from 0 wt % to 15 wt % water; wherein the composition has a bulk density of 600 g/l or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts
  • Patent number: 7709437
    Abstract: A process for preparation of co-granules including one or more bleach activators and one or more bleach agent compounds is described. The bleach component is mixed and coated with a binder selected from the group of fatty acids, fatty acid polyol esters, polyglycols and fatty alcohol oxalkylates. One or more bleach activators is added to this mixture followed by granulation or agglomeration in a mixer, resulting in a bleach co-granule composition including the bleach activator and peroxide components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: OCI Chemical Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Scarella, Georg Borchers
  • 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: 7671005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-surfactant active containing delivery particles, cleaning compositions comprising said particles, and processes for making and using the aforementioned particles and cleaning compositions. When employed in cleaning compositions, such particles provide more uniform active delivery. Thus, resulting in improved cleaning performance without the increased cleaning negatives that may be associated with higher levels of certain active levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Mort, III, Wendell Ivan Norman, George Douglas Hiler, II, Gregory Scot Miracle
  • Publication number: 20100022437
    Abstract: Agglomerating carrier materials in the presence of a granulation liquid with a carbohydrate content and subsequent incorporation of a liquid, such as a perfume oil, yields fluid-containing particles that, even at an elevated liquid loading, exhibit very good powder properties and reliably retain the incorporated liquid even in aggressive solid matrices. These fluid-containing particles may be used, for example, for fragrancing purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rene-Andres Artiga-Gonzalez, Hubert Harth, Stefan Hammelstein, Konstanze Mayer, Mario Sturm, Karl-Heinz Scheffler
  • Patent number: 7645729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a colored particles and to detergent compositions containing them that can be used to impart a hueing effect to fabrics contacted with these colored particles in aqueous solution. The invention enables the effective hueing while alleviating problems of staining or spotting by combining in the color particle, hueing agent, preferably pigment, binding agent and suspending agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Larry Savio Cardozo, Eric San Jose Robles, Jeffrey Edward Boucher, Joanna Margaret Clarke
  • Patent number: 7638478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing a textile treatment auxiliary composition in particulate form, wherein the composition comprises anionic surfactant, clay and silicone, and wherein the process comprises the steps of: (i) contacting the silicone with water and a first anionic surfactant, to form an aqueous silicone mixture in emulsified form; and (ii) thereafter contacting the aqueous silicone mixture with the clay, a second anionic surfactant and optionally additional water to form a mixture of clay and silicone; (iii) further mixing the mixture of clay and silicone; and (iv) optionally drying and optionally cooling the mixture formed in step (iii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Malcolm McClaren Dodd, Edward Sayers
  • 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: 7601678
    Abstract: A washing and cleaning agent shaped body in the form of a granulate, extrudate, agglomerate, or tablet, containing fine microparticles that contain one or more washing or cleaning agent components, wherein the fine microparticles form the shaped body as such or are present within it. The washing or cleaning agent component is selected from surfactants, fragrances, dyes, enzymes, enzyme stabilizers, builders, substances to adjust the pH, bleaches, bleach activators, silver protectants, soil-repelling substances, optical brighteners, antiredeposition agents, disintegration auxiliaries, and mixtures thereof. At least 10% of the fine microparticles, based on the total number of microparticles, have a particle size distribution of ?20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Henriette Weber, Wilfried Raehse
  • Patent number: 7592302
    Abstract: A process for producing powder, flakes, or pellets containing ?-sulfo fatty acid alkylester salt in high concentrations, the process including: (1) a step of preparing a paste containing ?-sulfo fatty acid alkylester salt; (2) a step of aging the thus obtained paste; (3) a step of making the aged paste into flakes or pellets containing equal to or less than 10 wt % of water and then optionally crushing the resulting flakes or pellets into a powder having an average particle diameter of 100-1500 ?m; and (4) a step of aging The powder, flakes, or pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Lion Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Itakura, Akitomo Morita, Masahiko Matsubara, Madoka Suwa, Taku Nishio
  • Patent number: 7572760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an auxiliary composition, for use in the laundering or treatment of fabrics, comprising an admix of (i) clay and (ii) a silicone in an emulsified form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kevin Graham Blyth, Andrew Russell Graydon, Colin Stephenson