Polycarboxylic Acid Component, Or Salt Thereof Patents (Class 510/477)
  • Patent number: 9029314
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided for use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorous containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, high molecular weight polyacrylates (polyacrylic acid homopolymers) with a molecular weight of at least about 5000 are used as corrosion inhibitors and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 9023780
    Abstract: The use of ferric hydroxycarboxylate as a chelator and builder for cleaning compositions is disclosed. The cleaning composition may be formulated for warewashing, laundering, and for other means of removing soils and includes a ferric hydroxycarboxylate, an alkalinity source and a surfactant system. The cleaning composition has a pH of between about 9 and about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • Publication number: 20150105309
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to powdered automatic dishwashing detergents. More particularly, this disclosure relates to powdered automatic dishwashing detergent packets with superior environmental and human safety as well as superior cleaning efficacy and stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MELALEUCA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Smith, Merrill Judy
  • Patent number: 8993504
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oxidation catalyst for bleaching containing a component (a) which is an anion caused from a chelating agent having less than or equal to coordination position 5 and/or the chelating agent, and a component (b) which is a copper and/or manganese compound; and a binder compound (c); a hydrogen peroxide-based compound (d) which dissolves in water and generates hydrogen peroxide, the bleaching composition containing a granulated product or a molded product in which at least the component (b) and the component (c) are granulated or molded together. According to the invention, an oxidation catalyst that promotes the oxidation effect of hydrogen peroxide-based compounds with a trace amount of the composition, and has excellent effects of suppressing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide-based compounds and suppressing coloration of the catalyst itself, and a bleaching composition containing the oxidation catalyst can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: LION Corporation
    Inventors: Takayasu Kubozono, Tomonari Suekuni, Yosuke Kono, Yukiko Iwasa, Hideyuki Kaneda, Yukihiro Dannoue, Hiroaki Hara, Yasushi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8962544
    Abstract: A detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspended soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition is particularly effective at removing soils caused by raw fish soil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jenna M. Johnson, Victor F. Man, Kim R. Smith, Tomoko Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8951946
    Abstract: Novel dicarboxylic acid diesters and admixture thereof have the formula (I): R1—OOC-A-COOR2??(I) and are advantageously prepared from fusel oils; these are particularly suited for formulation into useful solvent, cosolvent, stripping, crystallization inhibiting, cleaning and degreasing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Roland Jacquot, Philippe Marion, Jean-Emile Zanetto, Olivier Jentzer, Sophie Deroo, Dominique Labarre
  • Patent number: 8940679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for deodorizing and cleaning, in particular solid compositions in the form of effervescent tablets which can be reconstituted in water to obtain solutions for cleaning and deodorizing. The compositions comprise one or more Bacillus subtilis strain(s), one or more surfactant(s), one or more fragrance(s), one or more descaling agent(s), and one or more effervescent agent(s). The invention further relates to a kit comprising such tablets, as well as methods for obtaining cleaning and deodorizing tablets and solutions and their use for cleaning and deodorizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pollets S.A.
    Inventor: Abdelhamid Jabrane
  • Publication number: 20150011456
    Abstract: Low-temperature stable concentrate compositions comprising an acyl glycinate present in an amount greater than 70 wt % by weight of the composition; and b) at least one of a zwitterionic surfactant or an amphoteric surfactant present in an amount greater than 0.1 wt % by weight of the composition, wherein the concentrate is low temperature stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: James GRIFFIN, Stewart WARBURTON, David DOBROWOLSKI
  • 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: 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: 8900371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleaning agent for a substrate and a cleaning method thereof, which can effectively remove fine particles (particles) present on a surface of substrate or impurities derived from various kinds of metals (metallic impurities), without causing roughness surface of a substrate, in particular, a semiconductor substrate, and without causing corrosion or oxidation of metal wirings, in particular, copper wirings, provided on a surface of substrate, and can further remove at the same time a carbon defect present on a surface of substrate, without removing a metal corrosion inhibitor—Cu film, in particular, a Cu-BTA film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Mizuta, Masahiko Kakizawa, Ichiro Hayashida
  • Patent number: 8901059
    Abstract: A hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising a chelant and branched surfactants to provide superior grease cleaning and shine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marc Francois Theophile Evers, Tania Patricia Maddox
  • 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: 8889613
    Abstract: A detergent comprises an alkalinity source, a homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof, a homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof, and a homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof. Suitable weight ratios include a weight ratio of the homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 1:3 and approximately 3:1, a weight ratio of the homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 3:1 and approximately 1:6, and a weight ratio of the homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 2:1 and approximately 1:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 8883704
    Abstract: The invention relates to co-granules containing a) at least one bleach activator, b) at least one metal-containing bleach catalyst, and c) at least 5 wt. % of at least one organic acid. The co-granules are easy to produce, have a high stability in storage and are advantageously suitable for producing cleaning products and detergents and especially products for cleaning crockery in a machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Georg Borchers, Gerd Reinhardt, Andreas Schottstedt
  • Patent number: 8883701
    Abstract: A solution for semiconductor wafer dicing is disclosed. The solution suppresses the adherence of contamination residues or particles, and reduces or eliminates the corrosion of the exposed metallization areas, during the process of dicing a wafer by sawing. The solution comprises at least one organic acid and/or salt thereof; at least a surfactant and/or at least a base; and deionized water, the composition has a pH is equal or greater than 4. The solution can further comprise, a chelating agent, a defoaming agent, or a dispersing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dnyanesh Chandrakant Tamboli, Rajkumar Ramamurthi, David Barry Rennie, Madhukar Bhaskara Rao, Gautam Banerjee, Gene Everad Parris
  • Patent number: 8877700
    Abstract: An aqueous detergent according to the invention contains substantially no polyalkylene glycol, but contains a salt of at least one of the following carboxylic acids A, B and C: A: an aliphatic monobasic carboxylic acid having a total carbon number of 9 or 10 and including a branched alkyl group; B: sebacic acid; and C: an aromatic monobasic carboxylic acid having a total carbon number of 11 to 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8877699
    Abstract: A dishwasher detergent composition comprising: a compound of formula 1; a liquid non-ionic surfactant; and at least one solid non-ionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein
  • Patent number: 8871703
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous polyester concentrate having a proportion by weight of polyesters of 12 to 60%, wherein the polyesters are obtainable by means of polymerization of the components selected from a) one or more sulfo group-free aromatic dicarboxylic acids and/or salts thereof and/or anhydrides thereof and/or esters thereof, b) optionally one or more sulfo group-containing dicarboxylic acids, salts thereof and/or anhydrides thereof and/or esters thereof, c) 1,2-propylene glycol, d) ethylene glycol, e) one or more compounds of the formula (1) R1O(CHR2CHR3O)nH (1), where R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl group having from 1 to 22 C atoms, R2 and R3, independently of one another, are hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and n is an integer of from 1 to 50, f) optionally one or more compounds of the formula (2) H—(OCH2CH2)m—SO3X (2), where m is an integer of from 1 to 10 and X is hydrogen or an alkali metal ion, and g) optionally one or more cross-li
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Roman Morschhaeuser, Barbara Duecker, Frank-Peter Lang, Georg Borchers, Peter Naumann
  • Patent number: 8871699
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and 12.5. Methods employing the detergent compositions and preventing hard water scale accumulation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Martin Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8871702
    Abstract: The invention relates to polyesters, obtainable by means of polymerization of the components including (a) one or more sulfo group-free aromatic dicarboxylic acids and/or salts thereof and/or anhydrides thereof and/or esters thereof, b) optionally one or more sulfo group-containing dicarboxylic acids, salts thereof and/or anhydrides thereof and/or esters thereof, c) 1,2-propylene glycol, d) ethylene glycol, e) one or more compounds of the formula (1) R1O(CHR2CHR3O)nH (1), where R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl group having from 1 to 22 C atoms, R2 and R3, independently of one another, are hydrogen or an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and N is an integer of from 1 to 50, f) optionally one or more compounds of the formula (2) H—(OCH2CH2)m—SO3X (2), in which m is an integer from 1 to 10 and X is hydrogen or an alkali metal ion, and g); optionally one or more crosslinking polyfunctional compounds, provided that at least one of the components b) or f) is present, and provide
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited
    Inventors: Roman Morschhaeuser, Barbara Duecker, Hans Juergen Scholz
  • Patent number: 8865639
    Abstract: The invention relates to copolymers which contain a) at least 15% by weight units of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, b) at least 15% by weight units of a C4-C8-alkylacrylats, c) less than 5% by weight units of methyl methacrylate, and are used as thickeners in liquid textile detergents. The copolymers can additionally contain units of a non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated surfactant monomer that are incorporated by polymerization. The thickeners are characterized by high thickening action, high shear thinning and low graying of the laundry after the washing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christofer Arisandy, Kati Schmidt, Reinhold J. Leyrer
  • Patent number: 8859485
    Abstract: Described are fabric care compositions, comprising a builder and an aqueous dispersion comprising an ethylene acrylic acid copolymer and a fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Chaofang Yue, David Malotky, J. Keith Harris
  • Patent number: 8859482
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of preparing a solid form of acetic acid. The method at least includes the steps of combining a solid acid and a metal acetate with a solvent to form a slurry. After a predetermined period of time, a solid form of acetic acid is recovered. The present invention also includes a solid product of acetic acid produced by the above-mentioned method. There is also disclosed a formulation including the solid product of acetic acid according to the present invention. Further, there is disclosed a cleaning system including the formulation according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ChemLink Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Giffin Moore, Lucas John Smith
  • Patent number: 8846591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid cleaning and disinfecting hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic, nonionic, cationic, zwitterionic, amphoteric surfactants, and mixtures thereof, at least one organic solvent and/or at least one hydrotrope, and a single antibacterial active and/or at least one sequestering agent. The cleaning and disinfecting hand dishwashing detergent composition eliminates 99.999% of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus hirae in no more than 5 minutes at an 80% product concentration and 20 degrees Celsius according to the EN1276 suspension test The present invention further relates to methods of cleaning and disinfecting dishware and/or dishwashing implements and/or skin using such a liquid of cleaning and disinfecting detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jamila Tajmamet, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, Marie-Emile Lascaux, Shruti Amar Sachdev, Vaishali Shailendra Rane
  • Patent number: 8822403
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions according to the present invention include at least one alkali metal silicate, at least one polycarboxylic acid, at least one saccharide or sugar alcohol and water. Suitable saccharides include sucrose, fructose, inulin, maltose and lactulose, and may be present in the composition in a concentration of at least 0.5 wt %. Compositions according to certain embodiments form stable solid block detergent compositions that do not swell significantly even when subjected to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8821648
    Abstract: Multi-purpose cleaning compositions, in particular multi-purpose aqueous alkaline compositions for cleaning surfaces, and base preparations for this purpose. Such base preparations comprise one or more solvents that are at least partially water-miscible, one or more alkali metal salts of carboxylic acids, and water. Such multi-purpose cleaning compositions comprise at least such base preparation, a surfactant, a basifying agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades Ltda
    Inventor: Wagner Lourenco
  • Patent number: 8815787
    Abstract: Provided is a skin cleanser, including the following components (A) to (D): (A) 1 to 30% by weight of a higher fatty acid or a salt thereof; (B) 0.5 to 10% by weight of a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acid or a salt thereof; (C) 0.1 to 10% by weight of an amphiphilic substance having an IOB of 0.25 to 1.2; and (D) 1 to 25% by weight of a water-insoluble particle having an average particle diameter of 50 to 500 ?m, in which a weight ratio between the components (A) and (B) “(A)/(B)” is 1/2 to 10/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ikegaki, Kenji Kaneda
  • Patent number: 8802615
    Abstract: A process for making a particle comprising at least 45 wt % sulphate, from 0 wt % to 15 wt % anionic detersive surfactant, and having a bulk density of from 350 g/l to 700 g/l, comprising the steps of; (a) preparing an aqueous slurry comprising sulphate, and optionally detersive surfactant; (b) drying the particle; and wherein the sulphate added to the aqueous slurry has a volume average particle size of from 10 micrometers to 50 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andres Arturo Martinez-Guzman, Adam Porter, Hossam Hassan Tantawy, Nigel Patrick Somerville-Roberts, Alan Thomas Brooker
  • Patent number: 8802617
    Abstract: The present invention includes a cleaning composition that includes at least one alkalinity source, at least one surfactant, water and at least one polyglycerol graft polymer. The polyglycerol graft polymer includes a polyglycerol and a residue of at least one carboxylic acid or carboxylate containing compound in an amount less than or equal to about 40% by weight of the polyglycerol graft polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, John Nording
  • Patent number: 8802616
    Abstract: A detergent composition having at least two components. The first component is from 8 to 50 wt % surfactants. The second component is from 0.05 to 4 wt % of a polymer which has polymerized residues of 40 to 80 wt % C1-C4 alkyl acrylates, 20 to 52 wt % C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers, and 0 to 10 wt % of monomers having an alkyl group having at least ten carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph Manna, Roy Roberts, Jan Edward Shulman
  • Patent number: 8790670
    Abstract: Detergent compositions and detergent compositions dispersed in personal care products are provided herein. In one embodiment, a detergent composition is provided and comprises a sorbent carrier. The detergent composition also includes a sorbed component including an acid and a surfactant. The sorbed component is sorbed by the sorbent carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Travis T. Yarlagadda, Sarah Moore, Tasha Zander, Elizabeth Nofen, Saiid Mohammed, Gerald Decker, Matthew Romaine, Chris Proulx, Chelsea Stanton
  • Patent number: 8791057
    Abstract: A multi-phase surface cleaning composition. A first phase comprises an acidic cleaning formulation. A second phase comprises an alkaline cleaning formulation. The second phase includes a synthetic clay component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: David Acher, Vikki Louise Binns, Mark Ward
  • Patent number: 8778864
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising one or more compounds having a structure comprising a node structure with from four to twelve carbon atoms, one or more (poly)glyceryl groups, and one or more hydrophobic moieties, wherein each of the one or more (poly)glyceryl groups is linked to the node structure by a first primary linking group, the one or more hydrophobic moieties are each independently linked either to the node structure by a primary linking group or to one of the (poly)glyceryl groups by a secondary linking group, and wherein the polyglyceryl thickener has an average degree of glyceryl polymerization of from greater than 3 to less than about 11 and an average number of hydrophobic groups per primary linking group of about 0.35 or greater. Also provided are polyglyceryl compounds, compositions comprising water, a surfactant, and a polyglyceryl thickener, as well as, methods of making polyglyceryl compounds and compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Modesto Erneta, Michael J. Fevola, Frank C. Sun
  • Patent number: 8772399
    Abstract: A protective dressing composition which imparts a lustrous and glossy appearance to a flexible or elastic rubber or plastic surface includes water, silicone fluid, a polymeric acrylic emulsifier to hold the silicone fluid in dispersion in the water and a UV stabilizer. Further, the composition is substantially free of nonpolymeric surfactants. The coating does not exhibit stickiness, attract dust or other contaminants, and resist cracking and peeling. The composition provides of a shiny protective coating suitable for application to metal, plastic, wood, and painted surfaces, and is especially well suited for use on flexible substrates such as automotive tires, bumpers, rubber, trim, vinyl, and the like. The coating maintains the flexibility of the coating at low temperatures and reduces and/or eliminates the tacky property on the surface. The acrylic polymer emulsifier does not re-emulsify with rain (water) providing a durable protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Hida Hasinovic
  • Publication number: 20140174467
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using partially neutralized citric acid salts and/or fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts are disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 8759277
    Abstract: The invention involves foam stabilization compositions that rely upon anonionic/hydrophobic interaction. According to the invention, an associative thickener is used to provide long range nonionic/hydrophobic interaction with the hydrophobic groups of the surfactants present in the same. The interaction must be of sufficient character so that the components can maintain long range intermolecular networking, causing longer lasting and increased foam production, even in the presence of hydrophobic/oily soils. The system provides an environmentally friendly alternative for traditional foaming enhancers such as cocamide DEA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Yvonne Marie Killeen
  • Patent number: 8759273
    Abstract: A liquid detergent composition has a thickening system which comprises; (a) a carboxylic acid/carboxylate polymer, and (b) a polymer comprising an ammonium group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
    Inventors: Giovanni Zordan, Antonella Torchiaro
  • Patent number: 8753453
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Martinez-Crowley, Amie Blanks, Rachel Moore
  • Patent number: 8754022
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions and methods to provide an effervescent garbage disposal cleaner. The compositions are contained in a water-soluble film and include encapsulated technologies to isolate ingredients that are sensitive to temperature and humidity fluctuations, and are also prone to react with each other, which would result in comprising the overall product performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Wenyu Zhang, Elizabeth L. Donald
  • Patent number: 8748364
    Abstract: Detergent compositions including at least one aminocarboxylate, at least one maleic/methylvinyl ether copolymer, an alkaline agent and optional additives. Embodiments of the present invention include reduced concentrations of aminocarboxylate compared to conventional compositions, while preventing scale accumulation and providing stain removal capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8747567
    Abstract: A hard floor surface care process comprising a process of identifying, cleaning, polishing, and protecting manmade and natural stone hard floor surfaces having a single surface or multi-surface quality. The hard floor surface care process comprising an acid reactive or nonreactive hard floor surface identifying process; an emulsifying solution, agitating, and toweling cleaning process; a polishing process utilizing a lubricating solution with a polishing chemistry or pad, and a protecting process utilizing a protecting chemistry selected as a function of the identifying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Steven D. Azevedo
  • 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: 8740993
    Abstract: A laundry detergent composition includes an alkalinity source, at least one nonionic surfactant and a polymer comprising maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers. The alkalinity source is present in an amount between about 1% and about 75% by weight of the laundry detergent composition and includes at least one member selected from alkali metal hydroxides, carbonates, and bicarbonates. The polymer comprising maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers is present in an amount equal to or greater than about 0.5% by weight of the laundry detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Christensen, Lauren M. Hunker, Carter Silvernail, Brandon G. Beyer, Kerrie E. Walters
  • Patent number: 8729007
    Abstract: An acidic laundry detergent composition comprising less than about 20% of a surfactant system comprising surfactants selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, cationic surfactants and mixtures thereof, wherein the surfactant system has a Hydrophilic Index of greater than or equal to about 9.00 and an organic acidulant at a level such that the ratio of surfactant system to organic acidulant is less or equal to about 3.0 and an alkaline neutralizer added in an amount necessary to raise the neat pH of the detergent composition above or equal to about 2.5 but no higher than or equal to about 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Cheyne Thomas, Peter De Nies, Nilgun Esin Aksoy
  • Patent number: 8729006
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions that employ sodium carboxymethyl cellulose as a scale inhibitor. According to the invention, scale inhibiting compositions are disclosed which include, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and a polymer such as polymaleic acid, polyacrylic acid or mixtures, copolymers or terpolymers of the same and optionally may also include a phosphonate. The scale control composition may be incorporated into a detergent/cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony Miralles, Xin Sun, Michelle Fung, John Krueger
  • Patent number: 8729005
    Abstract: An aqueous liquid acidic hard surface cleaning composition having a pH of about 2-4 which necessarily comprises: an acid constituent, which is preferably an organic acid constituent, and especially preferably acetic acid, at least one nonionic surfactant, and especially preferably wherein the nonionic surfactants are derived from Guerbet alcohols; an organic solvent constituent which comprises at least one glycol ether solvent, preferably a glycol ether solvent; a sequestering polymer constituent; optionally a cosurfactant constituent, including one or more anionic, cationic, amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactants; optionally one or more further constituents selected coloring agents, fragrances and fragrance solubilizers, viscosity modifying agents including one or more thickeners, pH adjusting agents and pH buffers including organic and inorganic salts, optical brighteners, opacifying agents, hydrotropes, abrasives, and preservatives, as well as other optional constituents known to the art; and the balance,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Malcolm Tom McKechnie, Edward Staunton, Alfred Vincent Spencer, Neil Atkin, Wesley Bowyer
  • Patent number: 8722610
    Abstract: An auto-emulsifying cleaning composition capable of emulsifying upon contact with water, the composition in one typical embodiment comprising, based on the total weight of the composition, (a) from about 1% to about 99% by weight a blend of dibasic esters; (b) from about 1% to about 40% by weight of a blend of surfactants consisting of an organic anion neutralized with an organic cation, where either or both of the anion and the cation have surfactant properties, and the complex of which is soluble in the dibasic ester solvent blend. The blend of surfactants is typically a cationic surfactant and an anionic surfactant, which may or may not be used in conjunction with non-ionic surfactants. The dibasic esters are be derived from a blend of adipic, glutaric, and succinic diacids, and, in one particular embodiment, the blend comprises dialkyl adipate, dialkyl methylglutarate and dialkyl ethylsuccinate, wherein the alkyl groups individually comprise a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Amit Sehgal, Cecile Lara, Ashwin Rao, Charles Aymes
  • Patent number: 8703685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid, cleaning and/or cleansing composition comprising biodegradable abrasive cleaning particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Martin Ian James