Cellulose Patents (Class 510/473)
  • Patent number: 10214708
    Abstract: Surfactant systems are provided using microfibrous cellulose to suspend particulates. In one embodiment the surfactant system includes a microfibrous cellulose at a concentration from about 0.05% to about 1.0% (w/w), a surfactant at a concentration of about 5% to about 50% (w/w active surfactant), and a particulate. Also provided herein are methods for preparing surfactant systems including microfibrous cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CP KELCO U.S., INC.
    Inventors: John M. Swazey, Neil A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 9040476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin cleanser composition capable of providing an excellent frictional resistance feeling during rinsing and capable of giving an excellent silky feeling with moisturization to the skin after drying, and to a method for producing the composition. The skin cleanser composition contains a cat ionized hydroxypropyl cellulose (A) and a surfactant (B), and the cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose (A) has an anhydroglucose-derived main chain, and has a degree of substitution with cationized ethyleneoxy group of from 0.01 to 3.0 and a degree of substitution with propyleneoxy group of from 0.01 to 2.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujii, Yasuhiro Doi, Masanori Takai, Hiromoto Mizushima, Rie Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8921302
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous hair cleansing composition, including the following components (A) to (D) and water, in which the aqueous hair cleansing composition has a pH of from 2 to 5 when diluted 20-fold: (A) an anionic surfactant; (B) a cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose having a main chain derived from an anhydroglucose, and having a degree of substitution with cationized ethyleneoxy groups of from 0.01 to 2.9 and a degree of substitution with propyleneoxy groups of from 0.1 to 4.0; (C) an organic solvent selected from (C1) and (C2): (Cl) an aromatic alcohol; and (C2) a polypropylene glycol having a molecular weight of from 200 to 1,000; and (D) a hydroxy monocarboxylic acid or a dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizushima, Azusa Kasuga, Eiji Terada
  • Patent number: 8912135
    Abstract: A synergistic mixture for promoting soil release from fabric, under laundry washing conditions, which comprises a polyacrylate polymer and at least one water soluble modified cellulose ether. The polyacrylate polymer comprises: (i) 90-100 weight % of polymerized units derived from acrylic acid and (ii) up to 10 weight % of polymerized units derived from one or more C3-C8 monoethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, based on the total weight of said polyacrylate polymer. A laundry formulation is also provided which contains the synergistic mixture in an amount of up to 2 weight %, based on the total weight of the laundry formulation. Also provided are methods of promoting soil release from soiled fabric which involve contacting the soiled fabric with an aqueous solution comprising the above-described inventive synergistic mixture or with the above-described laundry formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gaelle Della Noce, Teodora Doneva, Anne Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8901054
    Abstract: Solutions of cellulose or cellulose ethers in solvent containing triethylheptylammonium chloride, triethyloctylammonium chloride, triethylhexylammonium acetate, triethylheptylammonium acetate, triethyloctylammonium acetate, triethylnonylammonium acetate and/or triethyldecylammonium acetate are provided. The solvent may further include up to 70 wt % of at least one organic solvent, with acetone being the preferred organic solvent. The solution can be formed into a paste for removing paint from wood or metal surfaces. The cellulose (ether) solution can also serve as a reaction medium in which the cellulose and/or the cellulose ether are chemically modified. Finally, the cellulose (ether) solution can be processed into cellulosic shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SE Tylose GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Mike Kleinert, Thomas Heinze, Tim Liebert, Marc Kostag
  • Patent number: 8888924
    Abstract: A solid controlled release composition according to the present invention includes at least one cellulosic material, water, at least one active ingredient, and optionally at least one of a saccharide, sugar alcohol or salt. The active ingredient can be a polycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Michael E. Besse
  • Patent number: 8889610
    Abstract: The need for a stable, quick dissolving unit dose article delivering good fabric care benefit is met by combining a cationic polymer with a fatty acid or salt in a non-aqueous composition, that is comprised within a water-soluble or dispersible film. By combining the cationic polymer with the fatty acid, the cationic polymer is prevented from reducing the solubility of the encapsulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Regine Labeque, Peter Jos Emma Van Ginderen, Marc Jennewein
  • Publication number: 20140271504
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to the use of nonionic hydrophobically modified polysaccharides in personal care and household care compositions. More specifically, but not by way of limitation, the presently disclosed and/or claimed inventive concept(s) relates to the use of hydrophobically-modified cellulose ethers, such as hydrophobically-modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC) polymers in personal care and household care compositions. These compositions show pronounced syneresis in aqueous solutions or in the presence of surfactants, including nonionic surfactants and anionic surfactants such as lauryl sulfate (LS) and lauryl ether sulfate (LES). It is also contemplated that the surfactants used in the compositions be sulfate free and/or multi-tailed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Hugo Hurkens, Gijsbert Kroon, Thi Hong Lan Le-Pham
  • Publication number: 20140271521
    Abstract: A process for forming a personal care article, the process including (a) producing an extrudate from a twin screw extruder, and (b) forming the extrudate into the personal care article. The personal care article includes (i) from about 10% to about 60% of one or more anionic surfactants, wherein the one or more anionic surfactants have a Krafft point of less than 30° C.; (ii) from about 10% to about 50% of one or more water soluble polymers; (iii) from about 1% to about 30% of one or more plasticizers; and (iv) from about 10% to about 50% water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne GLENN, JR., Todd Ryan THOMPSON, Ungyeong JUNG, Changwei ZHU, Alireza TABATABAEI-NAEINI
  • Patent number: 8796196
    Abstract: A process for producing anionic, nonionic, amphoteric or cationic derivatized polysaccharide products which demonstrate high clarity in surfactant-based compositions. The polysaccharide polymer is reacted for a sufficient time and at a sufficient temperature in the presence of water, caustic, and at least one surfactant. The polysaccharide polymer may optionally be reacted with an oxidizing agent, hydrolytic or proteolytic enzymes, molecular weight reducing agents and a cationizing agent and nonionic agent. The formed derivatized polysaccharide has a lower clarity in water than in an aqueous surfactant system. The derivatized polysaccharide product can be used in personal care and or household care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Anita N. Chan, Louis Patrick Dziuk, Jr., Paquita Erazo-Majewicz, Jashawant J. Modi, M. Olaf Michelson
  • Publication number: 20140128309
    Abstract: Cosmetic cleaning agents include, in a suitable carrier, a) at least one alkyl sulfate salt and/or alkyl polyglycol ether sulfate salt, b) at least one amphoteric and/or zwitterionic surfactant according to one of the general formulae (I) or (II) as defined herein, c) at least one sorbitan acid ester and d) at least one non-ionic cellulose ether, with the proviso that the weight ratio of the alkyl sulfate salt(s) and/or alkyl polyglycol ether sulfate salt(s) a) to the amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactant(s) of formula (I) or (II) is in the range from 1:0.65 to 1:1.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Bernhard Banowski, Marcus Claas
  • Patent number: 8716213
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francesc Corominas
  • Patent number: 8703691
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francese Corominas
  • Publication number: 20140107011
    Abstract: The invention provides environmentally safe compositions and methods for cleaning surfaces to remove soap scum, iron oxide, calcium carbonate or calcium stearate deposits, or a combination thereof, from surfaces. The compositions of the invention comprise calcium chelating agents, one or more nonionic surfactants, one or more chelating agents, one or more anionic polymeric surfactants, an acid, and water, wherein the composition is alkaline. The compositions generally have a pH between 7.0 and 10, are biodegradable, non-toxic, free of VOCs, and are made of renewable, sustainable materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Commercial Pool, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler BANASZAK, Dakarai Kameron BROWN
  • Patent number: 8697103
    Abstract: An alcoholic foam composition, which can be dispensed as a foam via a pump-foam system contains a) at least 52 to ?99 wt % of an alcohol or mixture of alcohols, b) a surfactant or a surfactant mixture, c) at least one polyalkylene glycol, d) optionally, at least one foam stabilizer, e) optionally, at least one member selected from the group consisting of cosmetic auxiliaries, adjuvants, active ingredients, and mixtures thereof, and f) optionally water. The surface tension of component b) lies in the range of ±15 dyn/cm of the surface tension of component a) or corresponds to the surface tension of component a), and the sum of components a) to f) is 100 wt % relative to the total quantity of the foam composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Deb IP Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Veeger, Markus Himming
  • Publication number: 20140100153
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions that may be used in a pre-soak system which maintains whitening and eliminates concerns of chlorine stability. The compositions and methods may be used for laundry, toilet bowl cleaners, ware wash cleaners, floor cleaners and the like. The system and compositions are particularly suited for laundry in a pre-soak system that includes the use of a “strainer” or basket for accomplishing the pre-soak step. Heavier soils fall to the bottom of the receptacle while greasy soils float to the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Amie Blanks, Rachel Moore
  • Patent number: 8658588
    Abstract: A composition for cleaning hard surfaces which is self-adhering to a wet or dry hard surface through a plurality of flows of water thereover. The composition is a gel having a viscosity of about 600,000 cP to about 1,500,000 cP and is capable of being manually applied, i.e., in absence of an applicating dispenser, to a hard surface. The gel composition with high viscosity provides for continuous cleaning until depletion, or may be used for one-time cleaning at any time between application of the composition to a hard surface and depletion of the gel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell B. Wortley, Michael E. Klinkhammer, John R. Wietfeldt, Thomas A. Strash, Debra A. Strasser
  • Patent number: 8642529
    Abstract: The invention relates to surfactant structured liquids structured with fibrous polymer and which additionally contain specific low molecular weight water soluble polymers to eliminate flow instability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra Shekar Palla-Venkata, Yuntao Thomas Hu, Martin Swanson Vethamuthu
  • Patent number: 8575083
    Abstract: A hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising a specific anionic surfactant system, a pearlescent agent and a rheology modifier, to provide superior grease cleaning combined with hand mildness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Laurence Harcq, Salua Morabet, Steven Paul Georges Cooremans, Bahar Koyuncu
  • Patent number: 8546316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dishwashing composition comprising abrasive particles and a suspending aid selected from the group consisting of crystalline wax structurants, micro-fibril-cellulose, amido-gellants, di-benzylidene polyol acetal derivatives, and mixtures thereof, and the process and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eva Maria Perez-Prat Vinuesa, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Anna Asmanidou, Susana Fernandez Prieto
  • Patent number: 8540823
    Abstract: A cleaning composition that contains film flakes with beneficial ingredients. The composition with the film flakes releases the beneficial ingredients when it is delivered to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Karen Drehs, Amjad Farooq, Thomas Boyd, Cynthia McCullar Murphy, Melissa Fleckenstein
  • Patent number: 8541353
    Abstract: A novel cleaner and polish formulation that is eco friendly, that is, it is formulated without alcohols, organic solvents and without normal cleaning and polishing components, for example, amine functional materials, that are undesirable with regard to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: John D. Blizzard
  • Patent number: 8536111
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrophilicity-restoring agent for removing inorganic matter from a hydrophilic surface whose hydrophilicity has been reduced by the adhesion of the inorganic matter to thereby restore the hydrophilicity of the hydrophilic surface, and provides a method for restoring the hydrophilicity of a hydrophilic surface using the hydrophilicity-restoring agent. A gel of a hydrophilicity-restoring agent is prepared by mixing a thickener such as polyethylene glycol and xanthan gum with an aqueous solution in which a ligand such as citric acid to form a chelate complex is dissolved. The hydrophilicity of the hydrophilic surface is restored by applying the hydrophilicity-restoring agent to the hydrophilic surface with a reduced hydrophilicity and removing the hydrophilicity-restoring agent after an appropriate lapse of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Murakami Corporation
    Inventors: Akina Watanabe, Masatoshi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20130225472
    Abstract: Provided are solid compositions comprising a glycol ether, a gelling agent, and water. Also provided are methods of making such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: JOHNSON & JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Wu, Mac Lai, Yin Zhu
  • Patent number: 8512480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light duty liquid detergent composition comprising a low molecular weight hydrophobically modified cellulosic polymer, to provide improved foaming properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Maria Angeles Gomez Ruiz, Polina Zosimova, Bahar Koyuncu
  • Patent number: 8486883
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an anionic polymer in a liquid washing or cleaning agent for inhibiting graying when washing and/or cleaning textile web materials, and acrylic acid homopolymers comprising liquid washing and cleaning agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Marc-Steffen Schiedel, Ulrich Pegelow, Peter Schmiedel, Evelyn Langen, Sabine Schümann, Martina Hutmacher, Heinz-Jürgen Völkel, Matthias Sunder, Birgit Glüsen, Cornelius Bessler, Timothy O'Connell, Stephan Gomolka, Eva-Maria Wikker
  • Patent number: 8450260
    Abstract: A structured aqueous detergent composition comprising modified cellulose and surfactant characterized in that the composition comprises: a) 0.2 to 10 wt %, preferably 0.4 to 7 wt %, anionic surfactant or zwitterionic surfactant or mixtures thereof, b) 0.5 to 5 wt %, preferably 1 to 2 wt %, dispersed modified cellulose biopolymer, wherein the modification consists of the cellulose having its C6 primary alcohols oxidized to carboxyl moieties (acid/COOH—) on 10 to 70% of the glucose units and substantially all the remainder of the C6 positions occupied by unmodified primary alcohols, c) 0 to 10 wt % non-surfactant electrolyte; d) 0 to 15 wt % other conventional detergent composition additives e) balance water. The invention also provides a method to manufacture the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Crawford, Janet Lesley Scott, Giovanni Francesco Unali
  • Patent number: 8435933
    Abstract: A method for monitoring cleaning of a surface includes applying an amount of transparent indicator material to an area of a surface and measuring the amount of transparent indicator material remaining on the surface. The transparent indicator material may be fixed on the surface by drying and, when a fluorescent material, may be measured through exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Kleancheck Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Carling
  • Patent number: 8357645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to semi-rigid gels, methods of manufacture and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Gregory M. Glenn, Serena Stephenson, Nikita R. Manalo, David Lestage, Marc Privitera
  • Patent number: 8349789
    Abstract: Laundry treatment composition comprising a substituted cellulose having a degree of substitution, DS, of from 0.01 to 0.99 and a specific degree of blockiness, DB, such that either DS+DB is of at least 1 or DB+2DS?DS2 is of at least 1.20, and a laundry adjunct ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Neil Joseph Lant
  • Publication number: 20130000370
    Abstract: The invention relates to aminocarboxylates in solid form which have a relatively high storage stability and improved processability, and to the use thereof in household products, in particular detergents, cleaners and care compositions, and in industrial processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Frank-Peter LANG
  • Patent number: 8334249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated detergent composition and a process of manufacturing thereof. More in detail the present invention refers to a coated detergent tablet wherein the coating is applied to the tablet by bringing a powder coating material in direct contact with the tablet and thereafter equalizing the powder particles in a way that a homogenous “fused” coating (film) layer is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Dalli-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Gelita AG
    Inventors: Sascha Belten-Casteel, Gerard Krist, Stefan Müller, Ralf Pörschke
  • Publication number: 20120276175
    Abstract: A personal cleansing composition that increases the deposition and retention of benefit agent containing polyacrylate microcapsules onto hair and/or skin. The personal cleansing composition is based on the combination of anionic charged polyacrylate microcapsules, cationic deposition polymers, detersive surfactant, and a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Jiten Odhavji DIHORA, Mark Anthony Brown
  • Patent number: 8283306
    Abstract: An aqueous laundry detergent composition in the form of a liquid or gel, having a pH of from about 6 to about 11 in a 1% water solution and containing a non-soap anionic surfactant; soap; nonionic surfactant; fabric softening cationic cosurfactant having a molecular weight of less than about 1000; fabric softening quaternized polymer having a molecular weight of at least 100,000; non-quaternized, non polyamine thickener; perfume microcapsules; wherein at least one of the following is true; i) the ratio by weight of nonionic surfactant to anionic surfactant is greater than 1 and the total percentage, by weight of the composition, of the total of anionic surfactant, nonionic surfactant and soap is from 10% to 30%; and/or ii) the aqueous laundry detergent composition further comprises from about 0.5% to about 5% of a hydrotrope. Methods of laundering with such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Raphael Emmanuel Guyot, Marc Jennewein, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett St. Laurent
  • Patent number: 8236747
    Abstract: The present invention includes a consumer product packet comprising a capsule and a fill composition within the capsule. The capsule has a tack temperature of about 110° F. or higher and substantially dissolves in water within a predetermined time period at a temperature of about 70° F. or lower. In one example, the capsule comprises a film having at least one polymer, at least one plasticizer, and at least one temperature adjusting agent. Dependent on the fill composition, the consumer product packet may be used for any household or personal use. In one example, the fill composition is a detergent concentrate comprises one or more surfactants, one or more humectants, and a coalescing solvent which has hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) value from about 7 to about 9, wherein the ratio of the one or more humectants to the coalescing solvent is more than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Method Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Holzhauer, Kaj Johnson, Mike Ratko
  • Publication number: 20120196788
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for release of adherent deposits from nonporous surfaces and substrates are provided. The compositions are low volatile organic compound (low VOC) compositions, solutions or mixtures that can be applied in a form that clings to the underlying surface while it is working. Adherent deposits removed using the compositions include grease and oil, and printers ink. The compositions may be used on any nonporous surface or substrate including metals, ceramics and plastics, without harming the surface or substrate. The composition may contain a thixotropic agent to act as an anti-shearing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Gregg Motsenbocker
  • Patent number: 8202831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions comprising a variant of a parent xyloglucanase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Werner Besenmatter, Esben Peter Friis, Keith Gibson, Frank Winther Rasmussen, Michael Skjøt
  • Publication number: 20120128608
    Abstract: Hybrid copolymer compositions include a hybrid copolymer including at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a naturally derived hydroxyl containing chain transfer agent as an end group; and a hybrid synthetic copolymer including one or more synthetic polymers derived from the at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer with at least one initiator fragment as an end group. The hybrid copolymer composition may be prepared as a scale inhibiting composition. Methods of preparing a hybrid copolymer are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: AKZO NOBEL N.V.
    Inventors: Klin A. Rodrigues, Matthew M. Vanderhoof, Allen M. Carrier, Jannifer Sanders
  • Publication number: 20120128618
    Abstract: A cosmetic cleaning and care agent having good foaming properties includes a) at least one mild anionic surfactant and at least one mild amphoteric/dipolar ionic surfactant, wherein the total quantity of mild anionic and mild amphoteric/dipolar ionic surfactant is 3 to 20% by weight, b) 0.005 to 5% by weight of at least one non-ionic cellulose ether, and c) 0.005 to 5% by weight of at least one non-ionic polymer of the formula (I), where R stands for a hydrogen atom or methyl group, and n stands for an average value of 10 to 1200.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel AG & Co, KGaA
    Inventors: Marcus Claas, Bernhard Banowski
  • Patent number: 8138134
    Abstract: Quaternized cellulose ethers suitable for personal care products are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Xiaodong Zhang, Russell L. Kreeger, Edward F. Diantonio, Wing K. Li, Tatiana Drovetskaya
  • Publication number: 20120058165
    Abstract: A lotion for opacifying a wet wipe. A wet wipe may comprise a lotion, the lotion comprising an opacifying agent. The lotion or the substrate may further comprise a retention aid. The substrate may comprise an opacifying agent the same as or different than the opacifying agent of the lotion. A method for opacifying a wet wipe by loading onto a wipe substrate a lotion comprising an opacifying agent. A method for aesthetically modifying a wet wipe by selectively loading onto a wipe substrate a lotion comprising an opacifying agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas James Klofta, Kristin Hofmann Miller, Christoph Hans Peter Bonauer, Samir M. Aziz, Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20120009640
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods useful for producing fatty alcohol compositions from recombinant host cells. The disclosure further provides variant fatty acyl-CoA reductase (FAR) enzymes, polynucleotides encoding the variant FAR enzymes, and vectors and host cells comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Codexis, Inc.
    Inventors: Behnaz Behrouzian, Louis Clark, Yihui Zhu, Michael Clay, Kristian Karlshoej
  • Patent number: 8093194
    Abstract: Aqueous, thickened, acidic compositions which exhibit a pH of about 7 or less preferably 5 or less, and comprise an organic acid constituent selected from formic acid, citric acid and oxalic acid, a thickening constituent or constituents based on one or more gums, particularly xanthan gum which form a thickener system in the inventive composition, and at least one detersive surfactant based on glycoside surfactants, water in an amount of at least 85% wt., preferably at least about 90% wt., and one or more further optional constituents, wherein the compositions exclude: (a) surfactant compounds which include a nitrogen atom in the surfactant compound, and (b) inorganic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Chapman, Angelina Lorraine Kulbick
  • Patent number: 8084410
    Abstract: A method for monitoring cleaning of a surface includes applying an amount of transparent indicator material to an area of a surface and measuring the amount of transparent indicator material remaining on the surface. The transparent indicator material may be fixed on the surface by drying and, when a fluorescent material, may be measured through exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Kleancheck Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Philip C. Carling
  • Patent number: 8076278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hard surface cleaning compositions, and their use. It is an object of the present invention to provide a hard surface cleaning composition providing hygiene to a hard surface, whilst being easily positioned onto a hard surface; even a wet surface. The present invention provides a hard surface cleaning composition, which is at least partially transparent or translucent, characterized in that it comprises a surfactant system forming a liquid crystalline phase in the presence of water and biocide material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Husain Abbas, Daniele Del Fiol, Andrew Stephen Jamieson, Serena Pezzia, Ivana Trombetta
  • Patent number: 8067350
    Abstract: A cleansing composition is disclosed that changes color during use. The cleansing composition contains a plurality of thermochromic dyes that cause a color change to occur at a threshold temperature and continue to cause a color change over a temperature range. The range of temperatures corresponds to approximately the amount of time sufficient to properly wash or scrub using the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Wenzel, Corey Thomas Cunningham, Katherine D. Stahl, David William Koenig, Kelly Davis Arehart, John Gavin MacDonald, Brendon F. Ribble
  • Patent number: 8063265
    Abstract: A hydrogel having a floatability where from 40% to 90% of a solution and/or suspension to be thickened are thickened starting from the surface of the liquid and the rest of the solution and/or suspension to be thickened is thickened starting from the bottom of the container, a process for preparing the hydrogel and also its use for absorbing blood and/or body fluids, especially in hygiene articles, or for thickening aqueous solutions and/or suspensions, especially for thickening medical wastes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Beck, Volker Frenz, Anna Kowalski, Elisabeth Selzer, Ernst Jürgen Bauer, Harald Keller, Bernhard Steinmetz
  • Patent number: 8030262
    Abstract: Provided are methods of cleansing dyed hair comprising applying to dyed hair a composition comprising anionic surfactant and a hydrophobically-modified polymer capable of binding surfactant thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel M. Walters, Anthony J. Cossa, Joseph J. Librizzi
  • Publication number: 20110206630
    Abstract: The invention provides a surfactant and/or a cleaning composition comprising a microbially produced branched fatty alcohol or a derivative thereof. The invention also provides a household cleaning composition and a personal or pet care cleaning composition comprising a microbially produced branched fatty alcohol or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: LS9, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Rude
  • Patent number: 7994111
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francesc Corominas