Synthetic Polymer Or Natural Rubber (other Than Polyether, Such As Polyethylene Glycol, Alkylene Oxide Condensation Products, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/475)
  • Patent number: 10414719
    Abstract: This invention relates to etheramines based on dialcohols, wherein the etheramines comprise at least three linear or branched C4-alkylene groups and a process for the manufacture of these etheramines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophia Ebert, Björn Ludolph, Christof W. Wigbers, Christian Eidamshaus, Dieter Boeckh, Frank Huelskoetter, Brian J. Loughnane, Amy Eichstadt Waun, Kevin Christmas, Darren Rees, Stefano Scialla
  • Patent number: 10385293
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having a pH as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° C. of from about 5 to about 7.5, the composition includes a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Lindsay Suzanne Bewick, Alan Thomas Brooker, James Elliot Goodwin, Stefano Scialla, Philip Frank Souter, Glenn Steven Ward
  • Patent number: 10358624
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for sanitizing and/or disinfecting hard surfaces, comprising: a cationic biocide, surfactant and low levels of VOC solvents. The cleaning composition is adapted to clean a variety of hard surfaces without leaving behind a visible residue and creates low levels of streaking and filming on the treated surface. The cleaning composition contains less than 5% by weight of VOCs. The cleaning composition may be used alone as a liquid or spray formulation or in combination with a substrate, for example, a pre-loaded cleaning wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Diana Mitchell, Sarah Coulter, Ashish Jha, William Ouellette, Gregory van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 10287533
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing cleaning composition including a dispersant polymer and a surface-modification surface-substantive polymer wherein the composition leaves glass after being washed with the composition in an automatic dishwasher with a contact angle with deionised water of less than about 50° and wherein the surface-modification surface-substantive polymer has a rivulet forming effect on water drainage from glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathalie Sophie Letzelter, Glenn Steven Ward, Stefano Scialla, James Elliot Goodwin, Frank Hulskotter, Martin Ruebenacker, Aaron Flores-Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10227553
    Abstract: A dishwashing composition including a copolymer which includes polyalkylene oxide groups and quaternary nitrogen atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Glenn Steven Ward, Stefano Scialla, Frank Hulskotter, Martin Ruebenacker, Aaron Flores-Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10159394
    Abstract: A grout cleaning tool includes a grout cleaning tape. The grout cleaning tape can be provided as a replaceable grout cleaning cartridge containing a supply reel of grout cleaning tape that can be rolled across grout line grooves with an applicator roller. The grout cleaning tape can include a composition therein that is configured to be activated or enhanced by steam and transferred into the grout line to be cleaned when steam is applied to the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric J. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10086410
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method allow for cleaning and brushing irregular-shaped objects automatically. The apparatus includes: an outer portion or a container that can substantially enclose one or more irregular shaped objects, and a plurality of brushes movably coupled to an inner wall of the outer portion or the container. The apparatus can be used to wash irregular-shaped objects such as shoes, utensils, medical devices, etc. An irregular-shaped object can be placed in the apparatus, and the apparatus can be placed in a washing machine for automatic washing. Driven by a flow of water, air, or gas, the brushes can scrub the object. The apparatus can protect the object from potential damages, and/or keep washed-off sand, dirt, or other residues inside the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Syncoda LLC
    Inventors: Yongwang Li, Li Ma, Feng Ma
  • Patent number: 10081785
    Abstract: The present invention provides dye polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Norman Batchelor, Jayne Michelle Bird, Karen Maria Devine
  • Patent number: 10066196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions of associative polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), optionally containing surfactants, biocidal agents and/or oxidants, which can provide a cleaning benefit and surface protection to treated articles including reduced soiling tendency, reduced cleaning effort and improved soil repellency, as well as providing bacteriostatic properties to treated surfaces that thereby gain resistance to water, environmental exposure and microbial challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, William L. Smith, Michael Kinsinger, Jared Heymann
  • Patent number: 10047325
    Abstract: Phosphorus-free detergent compositions are provided. Detergent compositions including an aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent, source of alkalinity and water beneficially do not require the use of additional surfactants and/or polymers to provide suitable detergency and prevent scale build-up on treated surfaces. The detergent compositions are used with a sanitizer to employ the phosphorus-free detergent compositions for use as low temperature ware wash detergents that beneficially reduce scale build-up. Methods of employing the phosphorus-free detergent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Jane Dahlquist Howlett, Carter M. Silvernail, Steven E. Lentsch, Terrence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 9976109
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods of treatment employing compositions comprising polyelectrolyte complexes. The compositions include a water-soluble first polyelectrolyte bearing a net cationic charge or capable of developing a net cationic charge and a water-soluble second polyelectrolyte bearing a net anionic charge or capable of developing a net anionic charge. The total polyelectrolyte concentration of the first solution is at least 110 millimolar. The composition is free of coacervates, precipitates, latex particles, synthetic block copolymers, silicone copolymers, cross-linked poly(acrylic) and cross-linked water-soluble polyelectrolyte. The composition may be a concentrate, to be diluted prior to use to treat a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Thomas F. Fahlen, Jared Heymann, Mike Kinsinger, William Ouellette, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9856435
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition which provides a shine to hard surfaces and which is water resistant includes 0.001-50 wt. % of at least one detersive surfactant, at least 10 wt. % of a diluent, the diluent including water, and 0.01-40 wt. % of particles comprising at least one of an anionic polyurethane polymer and an anionic polyurethane hybrid polymer, formed as an aqueous dispersion, the particles having an average particle size of less than 170 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis N. Malaba, Feng-Lung Gordon Hsu, Jeffrey A. Fruscella, Smita Brijmohan
  • Patent number: 9683199
    Abstract: A fabric softening composition containing poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(ethylene glycol) graft copolymers. The copolymer can be effectively deposited on the fabric from the fabric softening composition to provide protection from soil and enhanced soil removal on a broad range of fabric including nylon and cotton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Katie Truong, Charles John Schramm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9670435
    Abstract: The invention relates to copolymers which comprise, in copolymerized form, a1) 30 to 90% by weight of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C8-carboxylic acid or of an anhydride or water-soluble salt thereof, a2) 3 to 60% by weight of at least one monomer comprising sulfo groups, a3) 3 to 60% by weight of at least one nonionic monomer of the formula (I) H2C?C(R1)COO—[R2—O]o—R3??(I) ?in which R1 is hydrogen or methyl, R2 are identical or different, linear or branched C2-C6-alkylene radicals which may be arranged in blocks or randomly, and R3 is hydrogen or a straight-chain or branched C1-C4-alkyl radical and o is a natural number from 3 to 50, a4) 0 to 30% by weight of one or more further ethylenically unsaturated monomers which are polymerizable with a1), a2) and a3), where the sum of a1), a2), a3) and a4) adds up to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jürgen Detering, Bolette Urtel, Heike Weber, Roland Ettl, Torben Gädt, Ewald Heintz, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Thomas Eiting, Dorota Sendor-Müller
  • Patent number: 9650467
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cationically hydrophilized polyurethaneurea characterized in that it is synthesized from a) at least one aliphatic, araliphatic and/or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate, b) polyols having a number-average molecular weight Mn?400 and ?6000 g/mol and a hydroxyl functionality of ?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Pantea Nazaran, Rolf Gertzmann, Juan Miguel Garcia Martinez, Maria Almato Guiteras, Eva Tejada
  • Patent number: 9574026
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a method of introducing a supported antistatic compound that does not comprise a transition-metal-based catalyst component for use in an olefin polymerization reactor. In some embodiments, the methods disclosed herein avoid the formation of polymer agglomerates in the reactor and minimize potentially negative effects on catalyst yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Massimo Covezzi, Gabriele Mei, Maria Di Diego, Piero Gessi, Pietro Baita, Roberta Pica
  • Patent number: 9512386
    Abstract: Stains on plastic dishware in the course of machine dishwashing can be prevented or at least reduced by use of hydrophobically modified polysaccharides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Nina Muβmann, Thomas Eiting, Konstantin Benda, Thorsten Bastigkeit
  • Patent number: 9487738
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a carboxylic acid terpolymer forming a dimensionally stable solid compositions. Preferred carboxylic acid terpolymers include from about 40 to 90% by weight of a carboxylic acid monomer, anhydride or salt thereof, from about 4 to 40% by weight of a monomer comprising sulfo groups, and from about 4 to 40% by weight of a nonionic monomer set forth in formula (I). The stability enhancement composition for use in solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and may be substantially free of phosphate and/or NTA-free and provide beneficial hard water scale control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kerrie Walters, Carter M. Silvernail, Juergen Detering, Arend Jouke Kingma, James S. Dailey
  • Patent number: 9481763
    Abstract: In a method of preparing polyalkyleneimines from alkyleneimines in the presence of a liquid solvent, and a catalyst, the preparing is effected semi-discontinuously in one reaction container. The preparing is optionally effected in the presence of further additives. Polyalkyleneimines obtained by such methods and formulations thereof likewise form part of the subject matter of the invention, especially those having a low proportion of chloride-containing compounds. Such polyalkyleneimines have uses in the field of medical technology, printing media, wastewater treatment, surface treatment, cosmetics, laundry detergents, biotechnology, packaging, electronics, paper, building construction chemistry, textiles, chromatography, ion exchangers, oil industry, ceramics, glass, membrane technology, catalysts, electroplating, biocides or wood protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Andreas Kramer, Frank Dietsche
  • Patent number: 9403986
    Abstract: A pigment dispersant comprising a graft copolymer is described. The graft copolymer comprises a backbone having polymerized vinyl imidazole groups and side chains from macromonomers. The vinyl imidazole comprises 2 percent to 20 percent by weight of the graft copolymer and the macromonomer comprises 55 percent to 85 percent by weight of the graft copolymer. The pigment dispersant is useful for forming pigment dispersions that can be used in solvent borne coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventor: Sheau-Hwa Ma
  • Patent number: 9290720
    Abstract: A method for softening laundry employs a softening composition, which includes at least one thickener containing a cationic polymer obtained by polymerization: of a cationic monomer; of a monomer with a hydrophobic nature, of formula (I): wherein R1=H or CH3 R2=alkyl chain having at least 16 carbon atoms X=O, m?5, y=z=0, or X=NH, m?z?5, y=0, or X=NH, m?y?5, z=0, of a nonionic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: S.P.C.M. SA
    Inventor: Frederic Blondel
  • Patent number: 9175248
    Abstract: A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) water; (e) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Thomas A. Strash, John R. Wietfeldt, Russell B. Wortley
  • Patent number: 9169456
    Abstract: A composition for treating a hard surface. The composition has: (a) at least one adhesion promoter; (b) at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of: anionic, non-ionic, cationic, amphoteric, zwitterionic, and combinations thereof; (c) mineral oil; (d) a blend of linear primary alcohols, wherein each alcohol of said blend includes a carbon chain containing 9 to 17 carbons or an ethoxylated blend thereof; (e) water; (f) optionally, at least one solvent; and wherein the composition is self-adhering upon application to a surface to be treated, and wherein the composition provides a wet film to said surface when water passes over said composition and surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Klinkhammer, Russell B. Wortley, Thomas A. Strash
  • Patent number: 9127235
    Abstract: An alkaline detergent is described which includes the use of a copolymer in combination with an alkali metal hydroxide. The detergent maintains cleaning functions and also prevents hard water scaling, for example at application temperatures of between 145-180 degrees Fahrenheit and with a pH of 9.5 to about 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: ECOLAB USA INC., BASF SE
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Kerrie Walters, Juergen Detering, Arend Jouke Kingma, James S. Dailey
  • Patent number: 9127236
    Abstract: A highly alkaline detergent is described which includes the use of a carboxylic acid terpolymer in combination with an alkali metal hydroxide. The detergent maintains cleaning functions and also prevents hard water scaling at application temperatures, for example at temperatures of between about 145-180 degrees Fahrenheit and, for example, at a pH of 9.5 to about 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: ECOLAB USA INC., BASF SE
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Kerrie Walters, Juergen Detering, Arend Jouke Kingma, James S. Dailey
  • Patent number: 9090741
    Abstract: The invention relates to a comb polymer made of a polymer main chain and polyester side chains linked to said polymer main chain via ester groups, characterized in that (i) the polymer main chain is a polycarbolic acid or a copolymer polycarbolic acid (A), (ii) the polyester side chains comprises the components (B1) C8-dicarbolic acids, optionally sulfonated, (B2) dioles and/or polyolethers having 2 OH groups, and (C) non-ionic terminal groups of the formula -0-(AO)xR, where A means ethylene, propylene, or butylene, x is a number from 1 to 100, and R is a hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 30 C atoms; (iii) the total percent by mass of the polyester side chains B1+B2+C is 80 to 99.9%, relative to the total mass of the comb polymer; (iv) the polyester side chains are obtained from an esterification reaction of the components B1, B2, and C at a mass ratio B1+B2/C of 2:1 to 100:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Roman Morschhaeuser, Georg Borchers, Hans-Juergen Scholz
  • Patent number: 9066859
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cleansing composition comprising: (a) at least one nonionic surfactant; (b) at least one amphoteric surfactant; (c) at least one component selected from (i) a nonionic thickener or (ii)(1) a cationic agent combined with (ii)(2) an anionic surfactant, or a mixture of nonionic thickener plus cationic agent and/or anionic surfactant; and (d) water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Kirolos Rizk, Miao Wang
  • Patent number: 9034813
    Abstract: The invention meets the needs above by providing a surfactant system, mixture or blend that can be used as a part of a soaking composition. The surfactant system is capable of forming emulsions with, and thus removing, oily and greasy stains. In a preferred embodiment the surfactant compositions of the invention can remove non-trans fat and fatty acid stains. The invention involves foaming soaking compositions that have some or part of the anionic surfactant present in the same replaced with an extended chain anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Yvonne Marie Killeen, Derrick Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 9023783
    Abstract: The present application relates to encapsulated, solid, water soluble benefit agents and products comprising such encapsulates, as well as processes for making and using such encapsulates and products comprising such encapsulates. In one aspect, the present application relates to a melamine formaldehyde and/or urea formaldehyde encapsulation process that offers as solution to the dissolution of solid, water soluble benefit agents during the process's emulsification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Susana Fernandez Prieto, Sandra Jacqueline Guinebretiere
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9006166
    Abstract: A composition is described containing a branched nonionic surfactant of Formula (I): (I) wherein x is a real number from 1 to 11, y is a real number from 1 to 20, R 1 is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R 2 is an alkyl group having 4 to 6 carbon atoms, and a primary 5 alcohol ethoxylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ling Zhong
  • 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: 8999910
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition comprises (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7, (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?-(A0)n-OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or—OCH2CH(CH3)—; the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6 and (c) from 5 to 50% by weight of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8993507
    Abstract: Functional additives for cleansing compositions exhibiting enhanced anti soil-re-deposition and/or dye transfer inhibitory properties comprising polymers in the form of homopolymers, copolymers or terpolymers synthesized from at least one hydrophobic monomer. Examples of hydrophobic monomers include N-vinyl caprolactam, vinyl acetate, vinyl esters, acrylated glycols, methacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl- and C1 to C12 dialkylmethacrylamide, C1 to C12 alkyl aery late, C1 to C12 alkyl methacrylate, 4-butyl phenyl maleimide, octyl acrylamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Karyn B. Visscher, Tony Gough, Surya Kamin, Purvita Shah, Jayanti V. Patel, Sarah Orton, Osama M. Musa
  • Patent number: 8969284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry detergent or a cleaning composition, preferably a granular detergent product, comprising a carboxyl-group containing polymer, which is useful in improving whiteness and/or anti-soil redeposition. Processes for making and methods of using the laundry detergent or cleaning composition are also encompassed by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xiaoli Wang, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Xiaoyan Liu, Jeffrey Scott Dupont, Atsuro Yoneda, Daisuke Michitaka
  • Patent number: 8957010
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning composition, preferably a granular detergent product, comprising a carboxyl-group containing polymer, which is useful in improving whiteness and/or anti-soil redeposition. Processes for making and methods of using the cleaning composition are also encompassed by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Xiaoli Wang, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Atsuro Yoneda, Akiko Hemmi
  • Patent number: 8957004
    Abstract: The invention relates to aerated soap bars. Generally, it is difficult to get aerated soap bars with the right level of aeration, because high viscosity of the molten soap mass sometimes makes it difficult to aerate it to the desired extent. The size and movement of air bubbles also play important roles. Bars with larger air bubbles have lower mechanical strength. We have determined that use of acrylates or cellulose ethers in aerated soap bars lead to bars with acceptable rate of wear, mush and lower density. The soaps also have a higher and more uniform air incorporation and better air retention. Disclosed are aerated soap bars having density from 0.2 to 0.99 g/cm3, comprising: (i) 20 to 80 wt % soap; (ii) 2 to 40 wt % polyol; (iii) 5 to 50% water; and, (iv) 0.5 to 5 wt % electrolyte; wherein the bars comprise 0.1 to 5 wt % polymer selected from acrylates or cellulose ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Chourey, Camile Florido, Sergio Roberto Leopoldino, Edirlei Roberto Magon, André Messias Krell Pedro, Anal Pushkarna, Angelica Marques Rodriques
  • Patent number: 8957008
    Abstract: Agent for obtaining a stable aqueous composition comprising an association: of a polymer constituted by: at least one A monomer of acrylic acid and/or methacrylic acid and/or any of their salts, at least one B monomer of alkyl acrylate and/or methacrylate, and At least one crosslinking D monomer, and with at least one C compound corresponding to the following formulae (I): R1-O-[(EO)n(PO)n?(BO)n?]—Z??(I) in which: R1 represents an ethyl, isopropyl or sec-butyl radical, [(EO)n(PO)n?(BO)n?] represents a polyalkoxylated chain constituted of alkoxylated units, distributed into blocks, alternatively or statistically, chosen from among EO ethoxylated units, PO propoxylated units and BO butoxylated units, representing, independently from each other, 0 or a whole number between 1 and 150, the sum of n, n? and n? not being null, and Z represents a fatty chain, linear or branched, of at least 16 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Coatex
    Inventors: Renaud Souzy, Yves Kensicher, Olivier Guerret
  • Publication number: 20150038392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer-micelle complex. The polymer-micelle complexes include a negatively charged micelle that is electrostatically bound to a water-soluble polymer bearing a positive charge. The polymer does not comprise block copolymer, latex particles, polymer nanoparticles, cross-linked polymers, silicone copolymer, fluorosurfactant, or amphoteric copolymer. The compositions do not form a coacervate, and do not form a film when applied to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Travers Anderson, William L. Smith, Erika Szekeres, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8945314
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8946137
    Abstract: To provide a skin washing agent which is excellent in the foaming speed and the foam creaminess in washing therewith, and which, after washing therewith, is excellent in the moist feeling and the absence of pulling feeling of the skin and does not change the moisture content of skin. A foamable skin washing agent comprising (a) a fatty acid salt, (b) one or more selected from a homopolymer, a dipolymer and a terpolymer derived from a specific cationated monomer (e.g., dimethyldiallylammonium chloride), (c) a polyglyceryl monoalkyl ether, and (d) one or more selected from an acylmethyltaurine salt and a hydroxy ether carboxylate salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kimura, Hidefumi Araki
  • Patent number: 8940680
    Abstract: Composition in the form of a gel containing at least 35% by weight of water, at least one foaming surfactant chosen from nonionic or amphoteric surfactants, and at least one superabsorbent polymer. The superabsorbent polymer helps to thicken the composition without affecting its cosmetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Anne-Laure Bernard, Odile Aubrun-Sonneville, Laurence Leroy
  • Patent number: 8940677
    Abstract: Compact liquid or gel-form laundry detergent compositions processes for manufacturing such compositions, wherein the compositions comprise at least a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine and a coupling polymer component and preferably a stabilization system against phase splitting having an alkanolamine, a coupling polymer and a crystalline structurant component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Frederik Vandenberghe, Myriam Bouilliche, James Charles Theophile Roger Burckett-St. Laurent
  • Patent number: 8940284
    Abstract: The present application relates to organosilicones and compositions such as consumer products comprising such organosilicones, as well as processes for making and using such organosilicones and such compositions. Such compositions comprising such organosilicones are easier to formulate, and provide more economical and superior care benefits when compared to current silicone containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Luke Andrew Zannoni, Steven Daryl Smith, Robert Joseph McChain, Bernard William Kluesener, Rebecca Ann Seger, Julie Ann Menkhaus, Mark Gregory Solinsky, Matthew Scott Wagner
  • Patent number: 8937142
    Abstract: The present application relates to polysiloxane copolymers and compositions such as consumer products comprising such polysiloxane copolymers, as well as processes for making and using such polysiloxane copolymers and such compositions. When employed as taught, such polysiloxane copolymers and compositions comprising same provide enhanced softness, wrinkle reduction, color benefits, smoothness, static control, and shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Steven Daryl Smith, Bernard William Kluesener, Carola Barrera
  • Patent number: 8933006
    Abstract: The invention provides a contact lens cleaning composition comprising at least two nonionic surfactants and optionally including a non-Newtonian viscosity enhancing excipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Premium Ocular Solutions LLC.
    Inventor: Gerald Horn
  • Patent number: 8916512
    Abstract: A surfactant component and a composition comprising the same are provided. The surfactant component comprises a first surfactant, a second surfactant, and water. The first surfactant comprises an alcohol alkoxylate having a high degree of alkoxylation of greater than 30 to 150. The first surfactant is present in an amount of from 1% to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant is present in an amount of at least 5% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. Water is present in an amount of from 20% to 90% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant enables higher concentrations of the first surfactant in water to be achieved without gelling than what has been accomplished to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Mary A. Kinsella, Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 8911560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations for cleaning hard surfaces and leaving a glossy, streak-free finish thereon, the formulations comprising one or more liquid solvents, one or more film-forming polymers and one or more polymer surfactants comprising polymerized units derived from ethylene oxide and butylenes oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Valerie Perdigon, Theodore Tysak
  • Patent number: 8906842
    Abstract: The present invention is a spray-dried powder comprising: (i) from 20 to 80 wt % of a first spray-dried particle comprising less than 5 wt % sulphate, anionic detersive surfactant and having a bulk density of from 300 g/l to 450 g/l: and (ii) from 20 to 80 wt % of a second spray-dried particle comprising at least 45 wt % sulphate, 0 wt % to 15 wt % anionic detersive surfactant, and having a bulk density of from 350 g/l to 700 g/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Andres Arturo Martinez-Guzman, Andre-Brian Greenaway Patton, Adam Porter
  • Patent number: 8901057
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles