Starch Patents (Class 510/474)
  • Patent number: 9018150
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleansing composition containing from about 6% to about 20% of at least one nonionic surfactant; from about 3% to about 10% of at least one amphoteric surfactant; from about 2% to about 8% of at least one anionic surfactant; and from about 0.1% to about 5% of at least one cationic conditioning surfactant, cationic conditioning amine, or a mixture thereof; wherein the amount of nonionic surfactant present in the final composition is greater than the amount of the amphoteric surfactant, and the ratio of the nonionic surfactant (a) to anionic surfactant (c) is at least about 1.9 as much as the anionic surfactant, based on the weight percent of each surfactant in the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Kirolos Rizk
  • Publication number: 20150105314
    Abstract: A solid composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a hydratable salt. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 9006162
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleansing composition containing: (a) from about 6% to about 20% of at least one nonionic surfactant; (b) from about to about 10% of at least one amphoteric surfactant; (c) from about 2% to about 8% of at least one anionic surfactant; and (d) from about 0.01% to about 5% of at least one cationic conditioning polymer; wherein the amount of nonionic surfactant (a) present in the final composition is greater than the amount of the amphoteric surfactant (b), and the ratio of nonionic surfactant (a) to anionic surfactant (c) is at least 1.9, based on the weight percent of each surfactant in the final composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Kirolos Rizk
  • Patent number: 8980818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous composition comprising three components. The first component is a primary detergent, non-ionic surfactant with a critical packing parameters (CPP) of ?0.95. The second component is a inorganic particle whose surface has been modified to improve stability. The third necessary component is a secondary surfactant with a CPP of ?0.85. The secondary surfactant can function to improve the overall cleaning performance, the streaking performance and provide overall formulation stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Julia Mary Wates, Maurice O. Dery, Alberto Slikta, Boen Ho O
  • Patent number: 8859483
    Abstract: A liquid cleaning composition containing alkyl polyglycoside surfactants, alkyl esters derived from vegetable oil, water and a sodium-containing base provides excellent cleaning soil removal capabilities. The carbon materials from which it is manufactured are all renewable, and the composition is readily biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Agaia International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Shell, Benjamin P. Shell
  • 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: 8802607
    Abstract: A composition comprising a) a surfactant comprising an anionic surfactant; b) at least 8 weight % of the composition of a C12-18 fatty alcohol, and c) water. A cleansing method includes applying the composition to skin or hair and washing, and optionally rinsing with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aixing Fan, Jeffrey Mastrull, Edward Simpson
  • Patent number: 8747570
    Abstract: A concentrate cleaning composition includes water, glycerine, and at least one alkyl polyglycoside. The water may be present in an amount of greater than about 65% by weight. Glycerine may be present in an amount between about 0.05% and about 8% by weight of the cleaning composition. The at least one alkyl polyglycoside may be present in an amount of between about 1% and about 25% by weight of the cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Hodge, Amanda R. Blattner, Timothy J. Kohnke, Mark D. Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt, Christopher M. McGuirk, Carter M. Silvernail, Dale Larson
  • Patent number: 8729008
    Abstract: The invention relates to solubilizers for metal ions and poorly soluble metal compounds, containing an oxidation product of starch hydrolysate as a solubilizing agent, to a method for solubilizing metal ions and to the use of said solubilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Suedzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
    Inventors: Alireza Haji Begli, Markwart Kunz, Christine Kroener, Matthias Moser, Bart Levecke
  • Publication number: 20140121146
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8641827
    Abstract: A cleaning composition includes water, glycerine, at least one alkyl polyglycoside and a surface modification polymer. The surface modification polymer acts to provides for initial cleaning or pretreatment of the hard surface and provides a hydrophilic coating or barrier layer on the surface which provides residual cleaning to the hard surface for an extended number of cleanings. The composition has an alkaline pH of from about 8 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Erin Jane Dahlquist, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 8617317
    Abstract: Renewable, non-volatile cleaning compositions incorporating ethyl ester solvents are disclosed. Preferred compositions employ non-volatile C8-16 ethyl ester solvents. All-purpose cleaning compositions incorporating the non-volatile C8-16 ethyl ester solvents, further include an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant, an alcohol ethoxylate surfactant, and water. Preferably the compositions are free of anionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants and/or co-solvents. The invention also discloses methods employing the non-volatile solvent all-purpose cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 8585829
    Abstract: A cleaning composition includes a fatty acid salt constituting up to about 50% by weight of the composition, an anti-slip agent constituting up to about 20% by weight of the composition, a soil resistant agent constituting up to about 20% by weight of the composition and water. Methods of cleaning coated and uncoated surfaces, and particularly stone surfaces, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Kim R. Smith, Robert D. Hei, Robert Crowley, Traci Gioino, Andrew Steven Wold, Mark D. Levitt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8496994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing fragrance to a substrate, comprising the steps of: a) treating the substrate with a fragrance-containing composition; and b) treating the substrate with a fixative compound or mixture of fixative compounds selected from the group consisting of: a fructan; a starch hydrolysate having a dextrose equivalent ranging from 1 to 50; a hydrophobically modified fructan; and a hydrophobically modified starch hydrolysate, whereby step b) may be executed prior to, simultaneously with, and/or subsequent to the execution of step a). The invention further relates to fragrance-containing compositions and substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Raffinerie Notre Dame-Orafti S.A.
    Inventor: Bart Levecke
  • 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: 8476211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal care compositions, especially those personal care compositions in the form of a personal care article that is a porous dissolvable solid substrate. The porous dissolvable solid substrate has a surface resident coating comprising the starch perfume complex that can provide a consumer benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Kathleen Mary Kaufman, Virginia Tzung-Hwei Hutchins, Zerlina Guzdar Dubois
  • Patent number: 8455426
    Abstract: A liquid cleaning composition containing alkyl polyglycoside surfactants, an alkylated vegetable oil, water and a sodium-containing base provides excellent cleaning soil removal capabilities. The carbon materials from which it is manufactured are all renewable, and the composition is readily biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: AGAIA International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Shell, Benjamin P. Shell
  • Patent number: 8420588
    Abstract: Disclosed are isosorbide glyceryl ether derivatives according to the following general formula (I), wherein R or R? represent a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl or an acyl group with 6 to 22 C-atoms, and n and m represent independent from each other zero, or a number from 1 to 4, and the use thereof in cleansers or detergents or personal care applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Catherine Breffa, Wolfgang Poly, Ansgar Behler, Thorsten Löhl
  • Patent number: 8389465
    Abstract: Isosorbide monoesters according to the general formula (I) wherein R? or R? represent a hydrogen atom, or an group CO—R??, with the proviso that one group R? or R? is a hydrogen atom, and R?? represents linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl- or alkenyl groups with 6 to 22 C-atoms are useful compounds in the preparation of all kind of detergents, in particular dish washing detergents or of cosmetic preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Catherine Breffa, Burkhard Beckedahl, Markus Dierker, Ansgar Behler, Teresa Alexandre, Thorsten Löhl, Claus Nieendick, Sabine Both, Manfred Weuthen
  • Patent number: 8383573
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Dupont, Yonas Gizaw, A. Levent Cimecioglu, John Socrates Thomaides
  • Patent number: 8383571
    Abstract: New fabric care compositions including soil release polymers containing anionic substitution, nitrogen containing substitution, and alkoxy substitution are disclosed. In particular, fabric care compositions containing modified polysaccharides having anionic substitution, nitrogen containing substitution, and alkoxy substitution and methods of forming the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xiaoru Jenny Wang, Yonas Gizaw, Jeffrey Scott Dupont
  • Patent number: 8383572
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Yonas Gizaw, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, Lee Arnold Schechtman, Steven Daryl Smith
  • 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: 8343286
    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: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonius Maria Neplenbroek, Julie Jessica Beau, Florian Romain Marie Raphanel
  • 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: 8287658
    Abstract: A degreasing composition is disclosed comprising an alkyl polyglucoside; and a nonionic surfactant having a carbon chain of C6 or less. The nonionic surfactant comprises linear C6 alcohol ethoxylate. In an embodiment the linear C6 alcohol ethoxylate comprises from about 3 to about 6 moles of ethylene oxide. In another embodiment the alkyl polyglucoside and the alcohol ethoxylate comprise an active ratio of from about 3:1 to about 1:1 in the composition. The composition of the invention is useful in formulating a laundry detergent, a hard surface cleaner, an automatic dishwashing detergent, a hand dishwashing detergent, an oven cleaner, hand soap, or an automotive detergent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Amanda R. Blattner, Charles A. Hodge
  • Patent number: 8287659
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a primarily C12 poly phosphate functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, Erin Jane Dahlquist, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Patent number: 8283304
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions in the form of nano- or micro-emulsions and containing one or more green surfactants are disclosed. The composition may further include one or more green linkers. The presence of two or more green surfactants may synergistically improve the cleaning performance of the composition. Moreover, the presence of the one or more green linkers may also synergistically improve the soil removal or streak reduction performance of the composition. The composition may further include additional natural actives, such as natural fragrances, natural insecticides, natural insect repellants, and natural oils to provide prolonged release of the natural actives in a controlled manner. The green surfactants not only improve the ecological profile of the disclosed compositions but also allow the formation of stable micro- or nano-emulsions at room temperature with good cleaning performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Marie-Esther Saint Victor
  • Patent number: 8268764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal care compositions, especially those personal care compositions in the form of a personal care article that is a porous dissolvable solid substrate. The porous dissolvable solid substrate has a surface resident coating comprising the starch perfume complex that can provide a consumer benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr., Kathleen Mary Kaufman, Virginia Tzung-Hwei Hutchins, Zerlina Guzdar Dubois
  • Patent number: 8268766
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a series of polyglycoside derivatives that are (a) polymeric (that is cross linked with hydroxypropyl linkages) and (b) contain additional functional groups including alkoxy, sulfate, sulfonate, quaternary and phosphate groups, and (c) sorbitan esters to increase oil solubility and provide outstanding emulsifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Surfatech Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8262805
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a primarily C12 poly sulfonate functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, Erin Jane Dahlquist, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Publication number: 20120196787
    Abstract: The invention relates to 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 synthetic surfactants. The present invention provides for 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: 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: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Sudipta Ghosh Dastidar, Sujitkumar Suresh Hibare, Janhavi Sanjay Raut, Suman Kumar Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 8216989
    Abstract: A composition is provided for removing protein soil and preventing redeposition of soils onto a surface. The composition includes between about 1% and about 90% by weight sugar, between about 1% and about 80% by weight alkalinity source and between about 15 and about 10% by weight surfactant composition. The sugar may be a saccharide or a non-saccharide based sugar. The composition is substantially free of phosphorus-containing compounds and includes less than about 0.05% by weight alkali earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 8172953
    Abstract: A cleaning composition includes an alkyl polyglucoside, an ethoxylated, propoxylated extended chain surfactant having between 6 and 10 carbon atoms and a cloud point of about 42° C. or less, a water conditioning agent and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Hodge, Amanda R. Blattner, Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 8133855
    Abstract: A dilutable concentrated hard surface cleaning composition which comprises (preferably consists essentially of): a detersive nonionic surfactant based on an alcohol alkoxylate; a detersive surfactant based on glucoside surfactants; an alkanolamine; water in an amount of at least 75% wt., preferably at least about 80% wt., and optionally one or more further optional constituents, including a polyacrylate polymer, fragrances, colorants, etc. with the proviso that the compositions exclude one or more of: (a) organic acids, (b) inorganic acids, (c) organic solvents selected from glycols, glycol ethers, ether acetates, and alcohols, (d) thickeners, and (e) chelating agents based on nitrogen containing organic compounds which include a plurality of carboxylic acid groups, preferably the compositions of the invention expressly exclude two or more, preferably three or more and yet more preferably exclude four or five of (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Dreilinger, Angelina Lorraine Kulbick
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8124575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a series of polyglycoside derivatives that are (a) polymeric (that is cross linked with hydroxypropyl linkages) and (b) contain additional functional groups including alkoxy, sulfate, sulfonate, quaternary and phosphate groups, and (c) sugars to increase water solubility and provide outstanding foaming agents and detergents that are naturally derived and readily biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SurfaTech Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8088724
    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: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Iverson, Francis J. Randall, Richard W. Avery, John R. Wietfeldt, Ashish Taneja, Tantiboro S. Ouattara
  • Patent number: 8076279
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the use of a non-cellulosic cationically modified polysaccharide in cleaning compositions and more particularly to a surfactant based cleansing composition comprising, a surfactant, a non-cellulosic cationically modified polysaccharide and a solvent for use in personal care composition, household care composition or an institutional care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Piet Brand, Richard G. Brown, Anita N. Chan, Paquita Erazo-Majewicz, Jashawant J. Modi
  • 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: 8039428
    Abstract: Modified polysaccharide polymers for use as anti-sealant and dispersant. The polymers are useful in compositions used in aqueous systems. The modified polysaccharides are also useful in detergent formulations, water treatment, dispersants and oilfield applications and as fiberglass binders. Such applications include a modified polysaccharide having up to about 70 mole % carboxyl groups per mole of polysaccharide ASU and up to about 20 mole % aldehyde groups per mole of polysaccharide ASU. The applications can also include a blend of modified polysaccharides and other synthetic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel, N.V.
    Inventors: Klin A. Rodrigues, John S. Thomaides, A. Levent Cimecioglu, Martin Crossman
  • Publication number: 20110229420
    Abstract: A cleaning composition having from 0.05% to 30% by weight of surfactant and from 0.01% to 10% by weight of substituted starch, wherein the substituted starch has: a total degree of substitution in the range of from 0.001 to 0.6, a degree of substitution of anionic substituent in the range of from 0.001 to 0.04 and/or a degree of substation of nonionic substituent in the range of from 0.01 to 0.5, a degree of substitution of cationic substituent in the range of from 0 to 0.004, an average per weight molecular weight in the range of from 10 000 to 100 000 000 Daltons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Hiroshi OH, Lee Arnold Schechtman, Joseph Jay Kemper, Ming Tang, Kenneth Nathan Price, Yonas Gizaw, Steven Daryl Smith
  • Patent number: 8021436
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions comprising a xyloglucan conjugate and processes for making and using such compositions including the use of such compositions to clean and/or treat a situs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Neil Joseph Lant, Lars Olof Anderson
  • Patent number: 8008246
    Abstract: The application pertains to the use of isosorbide ethers according to general formula (I) wherein R? and R? independently from each other represent a hydrogen atom or a alkyl- or unsaturated alkenyl moiety for the preparation of detergents and cleaners. Preferably R? and/or R? are linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl or alkenyl moiety containing 1 to 33 C-Atoms. A second, independent embodiment pertains to the use of these compounds as thickener for aqueous/surfactant compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH
    Inventors: Catherine Breffa, Burkhard Beckedahl, Markus Dierker, Ansgar Behler, Thorsten Lohl
  • Patent number: 7998278
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tanja Hackenberger, Claudia Caussin De Schneck, Annett Lossack
  • Patent number: 7960326
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a personal cleansing product which can be sized as a single use personal cleansing product. The cleansing product is an extruded foam product which can disintegrate upon contact with water when used in the standard fashion to wash. As the foam disintegrates, the cleansing agent held in the foam matrix is released. The disintegration of the product can take place slowly, over a period of time such that when an individually sized cleanser is used to scrub until it completely disintegrates, scrubbing duration is long enough to ensure desired levels of cleanliness have been attained. Alternatively, the product can disintegrate immediately, and release all of the soap at essentially one time. The product is an extruded foam expanded from a mixture of a natural starch, a nucleating agent, a water soluble disintegrant, a blowing agent, a water soluble polymer, and a soap base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendon F. Ribble, Sarah L. Christoffel, Catherine M. Hancock-Cooke, Robert C. Hochholzer, John E. Kerins, Michael J. Nelson, Timothy J. Probst, Joseph R. Riegert, Marci E. Sojka, Emil Stavinoha, Sr., Vickie M. Thomack