Of Compacted Powdery Or Granular Material (e.g., Tablet, Briquette, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/446)
  • Patent number: 10351803
    Abstract: The invention relates to solid detergents for cleaning restaurant soils and methods of making and using the same. Embodiments of the invention can include solid cleaning compositions having an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and a nonionic surfactant, a water conditioning agent, and water. Embodiments of the invention can have a pH between about 7 and about 11, and are suitable for removing restaurant soils, including, synthetic grease, animal grease, and proteinaceous soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Jeffrey John Biggs, Stephen Todd Smith, Meghan Babcock
  • Patent number: 9802184
    Abstract: A method of recycling a plastic includes decomposing the plastic in the presence of a catalyst to form hydrocarbons. The catalyst includes a porous support having an exterior surface and defining at least one pore therein. The catalyst also includes a depolymerization catalyst component disposed on the exterior surface of the porous support for depolymerizing the plastic. The depolymerization catalyst component includes a Ziegler-Natta catalyst, a Group IIA oxide catalyst, or a combination thereof. The catalyst further includes a reducing catalyst component disposed in the at least one pore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Swaminathan Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9708252
    Abstract: The invention provides a fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt mixture of (a) a fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt having an endothermic peak area at 50 to 130° C. of less than 50% relative to the whole endothermic peak area at 0 to 130° C. as measured on a differential scanning calorimeter, and (b) a fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt having an endothermic peak area at 50 to 130° C. of 50% or more relative to the whole endothermic peak area at 0 to 130° C. as measured on a differential scanning calorimeter, with a ratio of (a) to (b) by mass of 95/5 or less. The mixture of the invention is excellent in anti-caking properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Negishi, Masahiko Matsubara, Yuki Nishiyama, Kensuke Itakura, Kenji Morimura
  • Patent number: 9099974
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods enable a user of a mobile device that is communicatively coupled to a remote device to adjust the audio output volume level of an application running on the remote device using audio volume adjustment inputs on the mobile device. The application produces an audio output signal that has an adjustable audio volume output level. The mobile device receives the audio output signal from the remote device. The mobile device detects an audio volume adjustment input. The mobile device redirects the audio volume adjustment to the remote device to control the audio output volume level of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenhua Gao, Shuhua Wang, Peng Guo, An Min Gong, Jian Ken Song
  • Patent number: 9040475
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, methods of use, and methods of manufacture for an intercalated bleach compound and compositions thereof. The intercalated bleach compound has the formula Mx(OCl)y(O)m(OH)n where M is an alkaline earth metal such as magnesium, calcium or mixture thereof. The values of x and y independently equal any number greater than or equal to 1 (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), and m and n independently equal any number greater than or equal to 0 (e.g., 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), but m and n are not both 0. In addition, the molar ratio of the alkaline earth metal (e.g., magnesium or calcium) to hypochlorite is at least 3:1. In other words, x is ?3y. The compounds exhibit excellent stability, little or no chlorine bleach odor, exhibit excellent pH buffering characteristics, and less reactivity with organic materials as compared to alternative chlorine bleach products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Evan Rumberger, Marisa MacNaughtan, William L. Smith, Kelsey Kornaus
  • Publication number: 20150099687
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a carboxylic acid terpolymer forming a dimensionally stable solid compositions. Preferred carboxylic acid terpolymers include from about 40 to 90% by weight of a carboxylic acid monomer, anhydride or salt thereof, from about 4 to 40% by weight of a monomer comprising sulfo groups, and from about 4 to 40% by weight of a nonionic monomer set forth in formula (I). The stability enhancement composition for use in solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and may be substantially free of phosphate and/or NTA-free and provide beneficial hard water scale control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: BASF SE, ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kerrie Walters, Carter M. Silvernail, Juergen Detering, Arend Jouke Kingma, James S. Dailey
  • 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: 8962544
    Abstract: A detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspended soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition is particularly effective at removing soils caused by raw fish soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jenna M. Johnson, Victor F. Man, Kim R. Smith, Tomoko Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8951956
    Abstract: A solidification matrix includes sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer or salt or derivative thereof, and additional functional ingredients. The sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer, and additional functional ingredients interact to form a hydrate solid. The solidification matrix may be used, for example, in a solid detergent composition. Methods of making solid detergent compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb Jones, Katherine Molinaro, Darryl Bowling, Karen Rigley, Brenda L. Tjelta, Lisa M. Sanders, Michael E. Besse
  • Patent number: 8940679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for deodorizing and cleaning, in particular solid compositions in the form of effervescent tablets which can be reconstituted in water to obtain solutions for cleaning and deodorizing. The compositions comprise one or more Bacillus subtilis strain(s), one or more surfactant(s), one or more fragrance(s), one or more descaling agent(s), and one or more effervescent agent(s). The invention further relates to a kit comprising such tablets, as well as methods for obtaining cleaning and deodorizing tablets and solutions and their use for cleaning and deodorizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pollets S.A.
    Inventor: Abdelhamid Jabrane
  • Patent number: 8940678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid with sufficiently low hygroscopicity which comprises glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid (GLDA) or derivatives and/or salts thereof, and a method for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Andreas Baranyai
  • Publication number: 20150004241
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of preparing a solid form of acetic acid. The method at least includes the steps of combining a solid acid and a metal acetate with a solvent to form a slurry. After a predetermined period of time, a solid form of acetic acid is recovered. The present invention also includes a solid product of acetic acid produced by the above-mentioned method. There is also disclosed a formulation including the solid product of acetic acid according to the present invention. Further, there is disclosed a cleaning system including the formulation according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: ChemLink Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Giffin MOORE, Lucas John Smith
  • Patent number: 8906839
    Abstract: Solid block alkaline detergent compositions are disclosed comprising a source of alkalinity, and other detergent additives including sequestrants. The solid block detergents of the invention used a mixed inorganic and organic sequestrant composition that successfully softens service water used in manufacturing aqueous detergents from the composition, but also obtains substantially improved organic soil removal on dishware or flatware. The solid block detergents of the invention comprise large masses of the chemical ingredients having a weight of greater than about 500 grams in a solid block product format that is typically dispensed using a spray on water dispenser that creates an aqueous concentrate that is used in a washing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Lentsch, Keith E. Olson
  • Patent number: 8889611
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds in solid form, containing a) one or more manganese complex compounds of the general formula (1), where M is independently selected from manganese in the III or IV oxidation state, X is independently a co-ordinating or bridging species selected from H2O, O22?, O2?, O2?, OH?, HO2?, SH?, S2?, SO, Cl?, N3?, SCN?, N3?, RCOO?, NH2? and NR3, where R is a radical selected from H, alkyl and aryl, L are independently organic ligands, each of which contains at least two nitrogen atoms co-ordinated on manganese, z is an integer from ?4 to +4, Y is a monovalent or multivalent counter-ion selected from chloride, sulphate, hydrogen sulphate, nitrate and acetate, which leads to charge neutrality of the complex, and q is an integer from 1 to 4, and b) one or more salts of the general formula R?—C6H4—SO3Me, where R? is CH3 or C2H5 and denotes Me, Na, K, Ca or Mg, characterized in that the molar ratio of the manganese complex compound of the general formula (1) to salt of the general formula R
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd
    Inventors: Gerd Reinhardt, Michael Best
  • Publication number: 20140336097
    Abstract: An alkaline detergent is described which includes the use of polycarboxylic acid copolymers or salts thereof in combination with alkali metal hydroxide. The detergent composition reduces spotting and filming and prevents hard water scale accumulation between 145-180 degrees Fahrenheit and with a pH of 10.5 to about 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Monique Roerdink-Lander, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140317858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent granule comprising a water-swellable component (e.g., CMC), neutralizing agent (e.g., Na2CO3) and anionic surfactant, as well as a process for making same. Granular detergent compositions comprising the detergent granules and methods of using thereof are also encompassed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hong Sing TAN, Jianze MA
  • Publication number: 20140323385
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Publication number: 20140315719
    Abstract: Tablets are prepared with friability reducing agents to yield tablets that are more resistant to breakage or crumbling, but with satisfactory hardness. The friability reducing agents include low molecular weight polyethylene glycol as well as similar agents exhibiting at least three percent (3%) hydroxide moieties and a water solubility of at least eighty percent (80%) (w/w %) in room temperature water. The tablets may comprise an active agent and excipient of almost any type, and about 0.1-about 0.5% by weight friability reducing agent. They exhibit a hardness of at least eighty percent (80%) of the same tablet prepared without the friability reducing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: TOWER LABORATORIES, LTD.
    Inventors: ALLEN RAU, Donald STADOLIK, Melvin CORCINO, Freddy ACOSTA
  • Patent number: 8840804
    Abstract: A formula and method for reducing water hardness includes the combination of a sulfate donor, salt of phosphoric acid, and salt of sulfamic acid. Preferred formulas include effective amounts of sodium bisulfate, sodium hexametaphosphate, and sulfamic acid. In a swimming pool, preferred formulas are effective in reducing calcium to under 200 ppm within a two day period. In addition, preferred formulas provide ongoing effectiveness in suppressing scaling, staining and cloudy water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: United Chemical Corp.
    Inventor: Scott Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20140256611
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphonocarboxylic acid copolymers or phosphonopolyacrylic acid homopolymers binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphonocarboxylic acid copolymers or phosphonopolyacrylic acid homopolymers have phosphono end groups and a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 30,000 grams/mole. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphorus and NTA-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Martin Silvernail, Kerrie E. Walters, Brenda Lynn Tjelta, Lisa Maureen Sanders, Michael Edward Besse
  • Publication number: 20140255330
    Abstract: Novel mixtures of sugar amides or sugar amines are disclosed that have improved thermal properties over the individual components. New feedstocks based on both the surfactant tail as well as the sugar head group allow for improved physical properties of sugar amide surfactant mixtures and thus improved formulatability. Furthermore, new sources of unique methyl esters from both bioengineering and or co-metathesis of fats and oils provide novel and improved sugar amide surfactant mixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Leroy Cron, Patrick Firmin Delplancke, Randall Thomas Reilman, Jeffrey John Scheibel, Melinda Phyllis Steffey, Phillip Kyle Vinson, Ryan Michael West
  • Patent number: 8822403
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions according to the present invention include at least one alkali metal silicate, at least one polycarboxylic acid, at least one saccharide or sugar alcohol and water. Suitable saccharides include sucrose, fructose, inulin, maltose and lactulose, and may be present in the composition in a concentration of at least 0.5 wt %. Compositions according to certain embodiments form stable solid block detergent compositions that do not swell significantly even when subjected to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140228275
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivative binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives include phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphate and NTA-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140213500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for deodorizing and cleaning, in particular solid compositions in the form of effervescent tablets which can be reconstituted in water to obtain solutions for cleaning and deodorizing. The compositions comprise one or more Bacillus subtilis strain(s), one or more surfactant(s), one or more fragrance(s), one or more descaling agent(s), and one or more effervescent agent(s). The invention further relates to a kit comprising such tablets, as well as methods for obtaining cleaning and deodorizing tablets and solutions and their use for cleaning and deodorizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Pollet S.A.
    Inventor: Abdelhamid Jabrane
  • Publication number: 20140171328
    Abstract: A novel composite including one or more core units, each core unit including a specified active agent and having pH responsive, vinylic copolymer coating, to a process for the preparation of such a composite, to formulations including the same and their use in a variety of industrial applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: REVOLYMER (U.K.) LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Armstrong, Terence Cosgrove, John Jeffrey Gerrard, Melanie Jane Hughes, David Alan Pears
  • Patent number: 8748365
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivative binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives include phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphate and NTA-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140142020
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: NANJING SIXIN SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yueqin Chi, Fei Wu, Tian Cao, Qiang Zhang, Hualan Sui, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 8716211
    Abstract: The invention provides a solid dishwashing detergent composition comprising an amount of from 0.01 to 10 % wt of one or more anionic polyesters. The compositions exhibit good drying properties, especially on plasticware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Laurence Geret, Clare Louise Jackson, Gunnar Noding
  • Patent number: 8716207
    Abstract: A solid cleaning composition including an ionic liquid and a hardening agent is provided. The compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates, including nonyl phenol ethoxylates. The solid cleaning compositions remain solid at room temperature despite the inclusion of ionic liquids, providing an effective, biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylate cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge
  • Patent number: 8697625
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Patent number: 8697621
    Abstract: A surfactant product includes a first effervescent material and a second effervescent material. Each effervescent material is capable of effervescence on contact with water, wherein the rate of effervescence of the first effervescent material is greater than the rate of effervescence of the second effervescent material. The first and second effervescent materials are distinct from each other and at least one of the effervescent materials envelops the other of the effervescent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cosmetic Warriors Ltd.
    Inventors: Helen Elizabeth Ambrosen, Mark Constantine, Margaret Joan Constantine, Noriko Miura, Jack Contantine
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8673837
    Abstract: A shaped solid cleaning composition, especially in bar format, which utilises the detergency properties of new materials which are more efficient, relatively inexpensive and are environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional soaps or synthetics surfactants; more particularly, a shaped solid cleaning composition which comprises a specific amount of structuring agent and a specific amount of a treated particle. The precursor of the treated particle is an asymmetric 1:1 or 2:1:1 clay particle having alternating tetrahedral and octahedral sheets terminating with a tetrahedral sheet at a first external surface plane and an octahedral sheet at a second external surface plane. Either or both of said external surfaces is attached with a fatty acid or derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipta Ghosh Dastidar, Sujitkumar Suresh Hibare, Janhavi Sanjay Raut, Suman Kumar Bhattacharya
  • Publication number: 20140073550
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivative binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives include phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphate and NTA-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8669223
    Abstract: A stability enhancement agent for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions is described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salt binding agent forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salts have a molecular weight of between about 400 and about 1,500 g/mol. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphorus and NTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Kerrie Walters
  • Patent number: 8664172
    Abstract: A self-sticking disintegrating cleansing block to be attached directly to a wall of a toilet bowl or urinal, above the water-line and in the stream of flush water, by pressing the cleansing block to the wall. The cleaning block includes 25% to 99% of a solid surfactant, and 1% to 25% of a liquid component. The cleansing block may include a substrate removably attached to a surface of the cleansing block. In use, the substrate is removed from the cleansing block and the exposed surface of the cleansing block is pressed to a surface in a position above any waterline that is contacted by a rinse liquid that disintegrates the cleansing block. Rinse liquid is then allowed to contact the cleansing block such that an amount of the cleansing block is mixed with rinse fluid to clean the surface or a liquid reservoir adjacent the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Veltman, Michael E. Klinkhammer
  • Publication number: 20130338053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compacted solid detergent compositions, generally in the form of pills or tablets for all types of cleaning tasks such as cleaning floors and glass, using washing machines, dishwashers, air fresheners, etc. This invention also relates to the use of the detergent composition according to the invention for producing effervescent tablets or compacted powders that can be used in detergent compositions that disaggregate immediately when they come into contact with an aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jordi Caparros Casco
  • Patent number: 8586521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of laundering fabric comprising the step of contacting a laundry detergent composition to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in said wash liquor, wherein the wash liquor has a temperature of above 0° C. to 20° C., and wherein the laundry detergent composition comprises greater than 1 wt % detersive surfactant and other detergent ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Philip Frank Souter
  • Publication number: 20130252870
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a cleaning composition including at least one alkalinity source and a biodegradable terpolymer including maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate segments or monomers for controlling scale. The diluted use solution has a pH between about 7 and about 11.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8541354
    Abstract: A solid laundry detergent composition having multiple catalysts and water-soluble electrolyte, wherein the ratio of (i) the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catalysts to (ii) the electrolytic strength of the laundry detergent composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm?1 laundry detergent composition is at least 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alan Thomas Brooker, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Gregory Scot Miracle, Neil Joseph Lant, Philip Frank Souter, Mark Forrest, Colin Ure
  • Patent number: 8536107
    Abstract: Article for use in a dishwashing machine, which comprises a water-soluble glass or ceramic composition effective to reduce corrosion of glassware and at least one surfactant containing composition, wherein the amount of the glass or ceramic composition is within the range of 5 to 95 wt. % and the amount of the surfactant is in the range of 5 to 95 wt. %, both percentages based on the weight of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventor: Karlheinz Ulrich Gerhard Hahn
  • Patent number: 8530403
    Abstract: A solidification matrix includes a maleic-containing terpolymer, sodium carbonate, and water. The maleic-containing terpolymer, sodium carbonate, and water interact to form a hydrate solid. The solidification matrix may be used, for example, in a solid detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda L. Tjelta, Lisa M. Sanders
  • Patent number: 8518866
    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: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    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
  • Patent number: 8501972
    Abstract: A solid fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt is disclosed having an endothermic peak area between 50° C. and 130° C. of 50% or more relative to the whole endothermic peak area between 0° C. and 130° C. when determined using a differential scanning calorimter. A method for producing a fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt powder is also disclosed, including a step of pulverizing the solid fatty acid alkyl ester sulfonate metal salt in a pulverizer, with the internal temperature of the pulverizer being adjusted to 30° C. to 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Lion Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka Abe, Naoki Nakamura, Takao Matsuo, Daisuke Negishi, Hiroyuki Masui, Toru Yoshii, Nobukazu Shogase, Masahiko Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8486879
    Abstract: A solid composition including calcium and/or magnesium hypochlorite, a builder (e.g., one or more of carbonate, bicarbonate, sesquicarbonate), an acid, a water-soluble polymer, at least one anionic surfactant, and optionally, a hydrotrope. The composition does not include any potassium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, lithium hypochlorite, N-halogenated compounds, peroxides, persulfates, hydantoins, isocyanurates, or carboxylic acids that also have hydroxyl, amino, amido, imino, or imido groups. Upon dissolution of the composition in water, the calcium and/or magnesium hypochlorite and acid react to form hypochlorous acid. The use of hypochlorous acid, rather than direct use of an alkaline or alkaline earth hypochlorite results in a composition that is typically acidic rather than basic, and that results in improved cleaning. The composition is particularly suited for cleaning and disinfecting dentures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Evan Rumberger, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8486200
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of washing ware, in particular in an automatic domestic or institutional ware washing machine, using a detergent composition containing a cationic starch. This eliminates the need for a surfactant in the rinse step. The cationic starch provides a layer of cationic starch on the ware so as to afford a sheeting action in an aqueous rinse step without any added rinse agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonius Maria Neplenbroek, Julie Jessica Beau, Florian Romain Marie Raphanel
  • Patent number: 8481471
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solid-layered composition having at least two parts. The first part comprises a) calcium hypochlorite, magnesium hypochlorite and mixtures thereof, b) a builder, c) a water-soluble polymer, d) an acid, and e) wherein the first part does not contain sodium hypochlorite, lithium hypochlorite, potassium hypochlorite and mixtures thereof. The second part comprises a) a functional ingredient, b) a builder or filler, and c) wherein the second part does not contain any oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: William L. Smith, Evan M. Rumberger
  • Publication number: 20130172228
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: ECOLAB USA INC.
  • Patent number: 8475678
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of using a solid-layered composition having at least two parts. The first past comprises a) calcium hypochlorite, magnesium hypochlorite and mixtures thereof, b) a builder, c) a water-soluble polymer, d) an acid, and e) wherein the first part does not contain sodium hypochlorite, lithium hypochlorite, potassium hypochlorite and mixtures thereof. The second part comprises a) a surfactant, b) a builder, c) an acid, and d) wherein the second part does not contain any oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: William L. Smith, Evan M. Rumberger
  • Publication number: 20130123164
    Abstract: A solidification matrix includes sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer or salt or derivative thereof, and additional functional ingredients. The sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer, and additional functional ingredients interact to form a hydrate solid. The solidification matrix may be used, for example, in a solid detergent composition. Methods of making solid detergent compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: ECOLAB USA INC.