Carbohydrate Patents (Class 510/470)
  • Patent number: 7795201
    Abstract: The deposition of a benefit agent on a substrate after treatment of the substrate with a personal care composition which has a viscosity of at least 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and comprises the benefit agent and a low molecular weight surfactant is improved when a water-soluble polymer is used as a substitute for at least a portion of the low molecular weight surfactant. The headspace concentration of a fragrance provided by such personal care composition is also increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Xiaodong Zhang, Jerry R. Conklin
  • Patent number: 7786063
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detergent composition for CIP, which comprises (A) a solvent having an SP value of 6 to 9 at 25° C. and (B) a surfactant such as a nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Yoshikawa, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Junichi Inokoshi, Shigeru Tamura
  • Patent number: 7781388
    Abstract: An oxidizing cleaning composition comprises a low concentration of aqueous hydrogen peroxide that is environmentally friendly and has good stability in strong alkaline solutions. The aqueous hydrogen peroxide composition contains a synergistic combination of one or more hydrophilic surfactants having an HLB of 10 or greater, one or more hydrotropes, one or more UV-analyzable surfactants having an aromatic detectable functional group, and optionally a surfactant having an HLB of less than 10. The cleaning composition when mixed with an alkaline compound is very effective in removing dried or baked residues of polymers, modified or natural celluloses starches, natural gels, and the like at low concentrations and temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Stavroula Maria Heintz, Shannon K. Campbell, Gurusamy Manivannan
  • Patent number: 7759297
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an aqueous cleansing composition especially for keratin fibres such as human hair with shine enhancing effect. Accordingly the subject of the present invention is an aqueous cleansing composition especially for keratin fibres such as human hair comprising at least one anionic surfactant, at least one non-ionic surfactant and at least one amphoteric surfactant at a total concentration of 5 to 50% by weight calculated to total composition, and at least one arylated silicone at a concentration of 0.001 to 2.5% by weight, calculated to total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: KPSS-KAO Professional Salon Services GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Molenda, Martin Hoffmann, Mustafa Grit
  • Patent number: 7759296
    Abstract: This invention relates to cationic Cassia polymers and to their use in hair fixative applications. The cationic Cassia polymers demonstrate superior stiffness profiles and a high level of curl retention when subjected to high humidity conditions for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Carole A. Lepilleur, Denise W. Rafferty, Joseph A. Zellia, Jeffrey A. Fruscella
  • Publication number: 20100178261
    Abstract: This invention relates to cationically derivatized polycalactomannans obtained from cassia tora and cassia obtusifolia and to their use in personal care, household care, and institutional care compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Carole A. Lepilleur
  • Patent number: 7754667
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising low molecular weight polymeric materials and surfactants having reduced irritation associated therewith, methods of reducing the irritation associated with a personal care composition comprising an anionic and/or amphoteric surfactant, the methods comprising combining a low molecular weight polymeric material capable of binding a surfactant thereto with an anionic surfactant to produce a reduced irritation personal care composition, and methods of using such compositions to cleanse the hair or skin with reduced irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel M. Walters, Michael J. Fevola, Joseph J. LiBrizzi
  • Patent number: 7754666
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising low molecular weight polymeric materials and surfactants having reduced irritation associated therewith, methods of reducing the irritation associated with a personal care composition comprising an anionic and/or amphoteric surfactant, the methods comprising combining a low molecular weight polymeric material capable of binding a surfactant thereto with an anionic surfactant to produce a reduced irritation personal care composition, and methods of using such compositions to cleanse the hair or skin with reduced irritation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel M. Walters, Michael J. Fevola, Joseph J. LiBrizzi
  • Patent number: 7749332
    Abstract: Aqueous compositions comprising: (a) a surfactant; and (b) a thickening system comprising: (i) a gellan gum; and (ii) a thickener selected from the group consisting of polyacrylate thickeners, xanthan gums, guar flours, alginates, carrageenans, carboxy -methylcelluloses, bentonites, wellan gums, carob flours and mixtures thereof; wherein the surfactant comprises a fatty acid soap, and wherein the fatty acid soap is present in an amount of 2 to 20 % by weight based on the composition are disclosed, along with uses therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel KGaA
    Inventors: Hermann Jonke, Hans-Jürgen Riebe, Piotr Malecki, Alexander Lambotte, Thomas Plantenberg
  • Patent number: 7749949
    Abstract: A composition comprising a liquid portion comprising at least one surfactant and at least one material chosen from at least one suspending agent and at least one viscosity control agent, wherein the composition has an apparent viscosity under a shear stress of 0.5 Pa of at least about 1,000 Pa·s; and the composition has an apparent viscosity under a shear stress of 100 Pa of less than about 10 Pa·s. The composition is capable of suspending materials, but it still has desired rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Alexandrine Tuzi, Patricia Pagnoul
  • Patent number: 7741263
    Abstract: An improved cleaning composition and method adapted to clean a variety of hard surfaces. The improved cleaning composition and method includes the use of a cationic biocide that includes biguanide compounds and/or quats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Andrew Kilkenny, Elias A. Shaheen, Robert L. Blum, Shuman Mitra, Malcolm De Leo, Shona L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7741265
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for a hard surface is disclosed which provides for initial cleaning of the hard surface and provision of a hydrophilic coating or barrier layer on the surface which provides residual cleaning to the hard surface for an extended number of rinsings. The composition includes a hydrophilic polymer, at least one nonionic surfactant, at least one solvent, an acid and water, wherein the acid provides the composition with a pH of about 2 to 3.5 and the composition is provided in the absence of any anionic, cationic or amphoteric surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Iverson, Francis J. Randall, Richard W. Avery, John R. Wietfeldt, Ashish Taneja, Tantiboro S. Ouattara
  • Publication number: 20100152091
    Abstract: A neutral composition comprising an alkyl polyglucoside, a fatty alcohol polyglycol ether, xanthan gum, a biocide, and citric acid is disclosed which is useful for cleaning articles in need thereof. In exemplary embodiments the disclosed composition comprises an alkyl polyglucoside composition that is a mixture of C8/10 and C10/16 alkyl polyglucosides having an average degree of polymerization of about 1.5, a C12/16 fatty alcohol polyglycol ether 7 EO, xantham gum, a biocide composition comprising a mixture of isothiazolone compounds, and citric acid and has a pH of about 6.5-7.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Arshad Malik
  • Patent number: 7737105
    Abstract: The invention is directed to fabric treatment compositions comprising at least one cationic polymer and at least one anionic polymer, wherein at least one of these two polymers is a silicone polymer, and wherein said composition forms a coacervate phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Patrick Firmin August Delplancke, Jean-Pol Boutique, Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 7718597
    Abstract: Aqueous fabric softening composition having good high temperature stability comprising a cationic fabric softening compound and water soluble polysaccharide polymers comprising hydrophobic groups selected from aryl, alkyl, alkenyl, aralkyl each having at least 14 carbon atoms and cationic quaternary ammonium salt groups such that the cationic degree of substitution is from 0.01 to 0.2, the polymers having a molecular weight in the range from 100,000 to 700,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: The Sun Products Corporation
    Inventors: David Stephen Grainger, Llyr Glyndwr Griffiths, John Francis Hubbard, Gijsbert Kroon
  • Patent number: 7713921
    Abstract: Liquid detergent composition comprising greater than 5% anionic surfactant, less than 15% nonionic surfactant, a light-sensitive ingredient and an inorganic pearlescent agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean Pol Boutique, Karl Ghislain Braeckman
  • Patent number: 7709433
    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: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Veltman, Michael E. Klinkhammer
  • Publication number: 20100105600
    Abstract: The invention describes a stable and transparent liquid washing agent or liquid cleaning agent having a graying-inhibiting polysaccharide that has a particle size smaller than 100 nm. The invention also relates to the use of the liquid washing agent or liquid cleaning agent, and to a method for the manufacture thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Bernhard Guckenbiehl, Sören Hölsken, Carine Wattebled
  • Patent number: 7704934
    Abstract: This invention relates to cationically derivatized polycalactomannans obtained from cassia tora and cassia obtusifolia and to their use in personal care, household care, and institutional care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Marterials, Inc.
    Inventor: Carole A. Lepilleur
  • 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: 7696145
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside, solvent, acetic acid and water. The cleaning composition optionally contains dyes, glycerol, builders, fatty acids, polymers, fragrances, colorants, anti-foaming agents and preservatives. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Thomas W. Kaaret
  • Patent number: 7687027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods using cleaning compositions for the reduction of nucleic acid contamination. More particularly, the present invention relates to cationic compositions that bind to, and can remove, extraneous nucleic acids, polynucleotides, and DNA from the surface of a substrate. Preferably, the cationic compositions include a substance with a molecular weight of 500 Da or more. The present invention finds utility as a surface decontamination agent in PCR and other related DNA amplification techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Eric McGill
  • Publication number: 20100075879
    Abstract: New cleaning compositions including novel suds boosting and stabilization biopolymers containing alkoxy, anionic and nitrogen containing substitution are disclosed. In particular, cleaning compositions including suds boosting and stabilization biopolymers containing modified polysaccharides having alkoxy, anionic and nitrogen containing substitution and methods of forming the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yonas Gizaw, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, Lee Arnold Schechtman, Steven Daryl Smith
  • Publication number: 20100075880
    Abstract: New cleaning compositions including novel amphoteric dispersant polymers containing anionic and nitrogen containing substitution are disclosed. In particular, cleaning compositions containing modified polysaccharides having anionic and nitrogen containing substitution and methods of forming the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Dupont, Yonas Gizaw, A. Levent Cimecioglu, John Socrates Thomaides
  • Publication number: 20100069285
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a concentrate for use in a cleaning and/or washing process comprising a) an alkyl glycoside having the general formula R1OGn whereby G is a saccharide residue and n is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and R1 is an alkyl group or alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and b) a nonionic alkylene oxide adduct, wherein the concentrate has a pH value of less than 6.5, as well as to a solution obtained by diluting the concentrate and to a process of cleaning objects using the concentrate and/or solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Tanja Hackenberger, Claudia Caussin De Schneck, Annett Lossack
  • Patent number: 7666823
    Abstract: The present invention provides solutions containing dexpanthenol in combination with xylitol, preferably further including a viscosity-enhancing agent to make solutions viscous so that the viscous solutions are not only capable of cleaning, disinfecting, and/or rinsing a contact lens in a lens case but also capable of cleaning and lubricating the contact lens directly in an eye. Such solutions can provide to the user an ability to clean and to rewet lenses anytime anywhere even without taking them out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Kasey Jon Minick
  • Patent number: 7662760
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an aqueous cleansing composition especially for keratin fibres such as human hair with shine enhancing effect. Accordingly the subject of the present invention is an aqueous cleansing composition especially for keratin fibres such as human hair comprising at least one anionic surfactant, at least one non-ionic surfactant and at least one amphoteric surfactant at a total concentration of 5 to 50% by weight calculated to total composition, and at least one arylated silicone at a concentration of 0.001 to 2.5% by weight, calculated to total composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: KPSS - Kao Professional Salon Services GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Molenda, Martin Hoffmann, Mustafa Grit
  • Patent number: 7655612
    Abstract: A laundry additive for removing or reducing wrinkles in fabrics, which contains a wrinkle removing or reducing component, which includes a saccharide or oligosaccharide, a polyhydroxy carboxylic acid compound, and an optional chelating agent; and one or more optional ingredients that do not remove or reduce wrinkles. Also presented is a method for removing or reducing wrinkles from fabrics including the step of contacting the fabrics with an aqueous solution or suspension of an effective amount of the laundry additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Arvotec LLC
    Inventor: Henry Zak
  • Patent number: 7655611
    Abstract: A novel composition of matter as well as a straightforward single step process for the preparation or production of said novel composition of matter is disclosed. The composition affords a new type of nonionic carbohydrate based surfactants (NICBS), a type of biodegradable neutral surfactant. The produced surfactant compositions have both neutral, but polar polyhydroxyl heads and nonpolar tails that are linked via at least one amide bond and possibly another ester bond as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: The University of Houston System
    Inventor: Zerong Wang
  • Publication number: 20100004197
    Abstract: Procedure for the preparation of cationic guar having DS comprised between 0.01 and 3, soluble at basic pH and suitable for the use in the cosmetic field and in household cleaning products comprising the following steps: a) 100 parts by weight of guar flour are reacted with 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl trimethylammonium chloride and sodium hydroxide, in from 5 to 500 parts of a water and alcohol mixture containing from 20 to 50% by weight of water; b) the mixture is acidified to a pH between 4 and 6; c) from 2.2 to 3 parts by weight of glyoxal are added, and the reaction is stirred for approximately 30 minutes; d) from 300 to 1200 parts by weight of ambient temperature water are added and mixed for 10 to 90 minutes; e) the mixture is filtered under vacuum and the product dried to obtain glyoxalated purified cationic guar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: LAMBERTI SPA
    Inventors: Eva Baldaro, Mauro Tenconi, Giuseppe Li Bassi
  • Patent number: 7638477
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of producing a personal care product comprising combining a fragrance, a propellant and porous carrier particles, to produce a composition substantially free of pre-encapsulated fragrance particles, and containing the composition in a pressurized container. Also provided is a personal care product comprising a pressurized container and a composition contained therein, which includes a fragrance, a propellant and porous carrier particles, wherein the composition is substantially free pre-encapsulated fragrance particles. When the composition is released from the container, the propellant evaporates rapidly to produce a matrix, which incorporates the fragrance into the pores of the carrier, to produce a sustained-release fragrance delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Alberto-Culver Company
    Inventors: Michael F. Konieczny, Larry Alania, Varsha K. Shah, Shannon Lea McKenzie
  • Patent number: 7632794
    Abstract: A contact lens care solution comprising one or more alkyldimonium hydroxypropyl alkylglucosides of general formula I or general formula II wherein R is a straight or branched C8-C24alkyl; A is —CH2CH(OH)CH2N+(CH3)2R1X?, wherein R1 is a C8-C24alkyl and X? is a common counteranion, n is an average value from 1 to 6 and m is an average value from 1 to 2. The solution is formulated to clean and disinfect contact lenses or the solution is formulated as a rewet eye drop for use with contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Erning Xia, Kimberly Millard, Srini Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 7628868
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside, a 2-hydroxylcarboxylic acid, and a fragrance containing lemon oil or d-limonene. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of dye, colorant, and preservative. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Gregory van Buskirk, Aram Garabedian, Ryan K. Hood, Stephen Bradford Kong
  • Patent number: 7612029
    Abstract: A substrate comprising a nonwoven layer containing an ionically crosslinked polymer can be used to control the release of active ingredients. The substrate can be a melamine foam and contain a surfactant and an alginate polymer crosslinked with calcium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Lafayette D. Foland, Mimi Y. Lee, David Lestage, Sara Morales
  • Publication number: 20090270305
    Abstract: Multi-surface cleaning compositions and methods of use. Compositions have a combination of an alkyl polyglucoside and pyrrolidone, present in an actives ratio of at least 2:1, sometimes at least 5:1. A composition concentrate can be diluted with water, at a ratio of 1:800 or even 1:900, to form an acceptable use-composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Mitchell T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7608576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous alkaline composition with good wetting ability, which composition is dilutable with water without exhibiting any phase separation. The composition contains a surface active nonionic alkylene oxide adduct of an alkyl-branched alcohol, with a good wetting ability, a hexyl glycoside and/or an octyliminodipropionate and a further surface active nonionic alkylene oxide adduct having an HLB-value according to Davies of at least 6.4. The Compositions may be used for the cleaning of hard surfaces, in scouring and mercerizing processes and for laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Mahnaz Company, Anette Thyberg
  • Publication number: 20090233828
    Abstract: A method for cleaning articles using a surfactant which is effective in the formation of stable microbubbles is provided. The surfactant for microbubble formation contains a (poly)oxyalkylene adduct (A) of an active hydrogen atom-containing compound (a) represented by formula (1) Z-[(AO)n—H]p??(1) wherein Z is the residue of an active hydrogen-containing compound (a) with a valence of P resulting from removal of the active hydrogen atom or atoms; A is an alkylene group containing 1 to 8 carbon atoms; n is an integer of 1 to 400; and p is an integer of 1 to 100. The foaming power of a 0.02% by weight aqueous solution of the (poly)oxyalkylene adduct (A) as measured at 20° C. by the Ross Miles test is not higher than 50 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicants: SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD., MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumitsu SUZUKI, Masahiro Matsuoka, Satoshi Ueyama, Makoto Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 7589051
    Abstract: A cationic, oxidized polysaccharide or derivative thereof that has a mean average molecular weight (Mw) having a lower limit of 50,000 and an upper limit of 1,000,000 and an aldehyde functionality content of at least 0.001 meq/gram is used in personal care and household care compositions. This cationic, oxidized polysaccharide is prepared in continuous or batch processes using hydrolytic reagents, oxidizing reagents, or combination of hydrolytic reagents and oxidizing reagents. Personal care or household care compositions are prepared by adding the cationic, oxidized polysaccharide to a personal care or household composition containing at least one active ingredient other than the cationic, oxidized polysaccharide of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Paquita Erazo-Majewicz, Jashawant J. Modi, Zu-Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 7585830
    Abstract: A process for the production of alkoxylated alkyl and/or alkenyl polyglycosides including reacting alkylene oxides with alkyl and alkenyl polyglycosides corresponding to formula (I): R1O-[G]p wherein R1 is an alkyl and/or alkenyl group containing 4-22 carbon atoms, G is a sugar unit containing 5 or 6 carbon atoms and p is a number of 1-10, wherein the alkyl and/or alkenyl polyglycosides corresponding to formula (I) are in the form of a water-containing preparation with a water content of more than 5% by weight, based on the weight of the water-containing preparation is provided. The alkoxylated alkyl and/or alkenyl polyglycosides may be incorporated into agrochemical formulations, herbicides, laundry and dishwashing detergents, cleaning preparations, and pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Ansgar Behler, Frank Clasen
  • Patent number: 7582592
    Abstract: A skin cleansing composition contains, in addition to water, the following ingredients (A) to (D): (A) a polyoxyethylene alkylether sulfate, (B) an ether carboxylic acid-type surfactant, (C) an alkyl polyglycoside, and (D) one or more of a higher fatty acid and a higher alcohol. A total amount of the ingredients (A), (B) and (C) ranges from 5 to 30 wt % based on the whole composition, with the ingredient (A) amounting to from 20 to 80 wt %, the ingredient (B) amounting to from 7 to 70 wt %, and the ingredient (C) amounting to from 7 to 70 wt %, the amount of the ingredient (D) ranges from 0.3 to 3 wt % based on the whole composition. A pH of the composition ranges from 4.5 to 7 when diluted to 5 wt % by weight with deionized water. The skin cleansing composition can produce abundant foam of fine and smooth quality without an increase in foam viscosity, and therefore, allows the body to be washed with comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Yamamoto, Masaki Shimizu, Natsuko Toshida
  • Patent number: 7582593
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for use in unclogging drains and pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Karin Kaufman
  • Patent number: 7576047
    Abstract: An improved cleaning composition adapted to clean a variety of hard surfaces. The improved cleaning composition includes a cationic biocide that includes biguanide compounds and/or quats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Andrew Kilkenny, Elias A. Shaheen, Robert L. Blum, Shuman Mitra, Malcolm De Leo, Shona L. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7557077
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use, in a composition for textile care in aqueous or wet medium, of a non-ionic polysaccharide whereof the native skeleton is formed of a main chain comprising similar or different anhydrohexose units, and branches including at least an anhydropentose and/or anhydrohexose unit. The anhydrohexose and/or anhydropentose units of the native skeleton being modified by at least a non-ionic group. The composition is designed for washing and/or rinsing and/or softening, prespotting textile articles, drying wet clothes in a dryer or for facilitating ironing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventor: Ian Harrison
  • Patent number: 7553807
    Abstract: Washing is carried out using a detergent composition having main detergency obtained through an alkaline inorganic salt and further including at least an anti-soil redeposition agent. There is provided a clothes washing method, and a detergent composition for the same, that uses a detergent having detergency equivalent to or greater than that of synthetic detergents containing a surface active agent as the main detergency ingredient and also has excellent anti-soil redeposition efficiency wherein main detergency is obtained by an alkaline inorganic salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Miz Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arai, Tomoki Seo
  • Patent number: 7550422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition with a metal-complexing dye and surfactant for giving a color change when in contact with selected metal ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giorgia Sgargetta, Stacie Ellen Hecht, Jichun Shi, Mark Robert Sivik, Donald Leroy Wilke
  • Patent number: 7534760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clear and stable, highly alkaline composition with controlled foaming, containing a high amount of surface active nonionic alkylene oxide adduct and a hexyl glycoside as a hydrotrope. This composition has a very good wetting and cleaning ability and can be used for cleaning of hard surfaces, in a mercerization process and for a cleaning, desizing or scouring process of fibres and fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Ingegard Johansson, Bo Karlsson, Christine Strandberg, Gunvor Karlsson, Karin Hammarstrand
  • Patent number: 7528100
    Abstract: Derivatized polysaccharide polymers that contain a fructan polymer substrate bearing one or more cationic substituent groups are useful in home and fabric care applications, in oilfield applications, and in emulsion polymerization applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Rhodia Inc.
    Inventors: Euen Gunn, Alvino Gabbianelli, Regan Crooks, Krishnamurthy Shanmuganandamurthy
  • Patent number: 7527060
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside and ethanol. The cleaning composition optionally contains glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally contains essential oil. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of buffer, such as a natural inorganic buffer. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Ryan K. Hood, Aram Garabedian, Thomas W. Kaaret, Maria Ochomogo
  • Patent number: 7528101
    Abstract: A water-soluble or dispersible, hydrolytically stable polysaccharide preferably selected from the group consisting of poly-glucan, poly-mannan, gluco-mannan and mixtures thereof. Which is covalently linked by a hydrolytically stable bond to a first polymeric textile softening species (typically a silicone) and optionally emulsified with a second polymeric textile softening species. The specification also discloses laundry treatment composition comprising these compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin Carvell, Paul Hugh Findlay, Christopher Clarkson Jones, Giovanni Francesco Unali
  • Patent number: 7521413
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of natural ingredients contains alkyl polyglucoside, solvent and colloidal silica. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of glycerol. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition can be used to clean hard surfaces and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Maria Ochomogo, Aram Garabedian, Ryan K. Hood, Thomas W. Kaaret, Laura Shimmin