Quaternary Ammonium Patents (Class 510/504)
  • Patent number: 10781401
    Abstract: A structured liquid washing agent or cleaning agent with a flow limit, containing a surfactant system of anionic surfactants, nonionic surfactants and co-surfactants, inorganic salt and an amphiphilic compound, as well as a washing method in which the washing agent or cleaning according to the invention is used, and corresponding uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Anna Klemmer, Olga Morozova, Peter Schmiedel, Dieter Nickel, Lars Janzen, Bent Rogge
  • Patent number: 10683472
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for improving safety and delivery of commercial application of cleaning compositions that include enzymes and other protein irritants. The methods reduce the mist and aerosolization of proteins so that inhalation and exposure to the same are reduced. According to the invention, when commercial pressurized sprayers are used to apply protein containing use cleaning compositions of up to 5 ppm protein, aerosolization is decreased to below 60 ng active protein per meter cubed. Applicants have also identified a specific metering tip/nozzle, dispense rate, and low pressure application of not more than 100 psi are critical to achieving the benefits of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan D. Peitersen, Charles Allen Hodge, Terrence Phillip Everson, Stephen James Engel
  • Patent number: 10683467
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-fogging agents and cleaners that provide long-lasting prevention of fogging of glass, plastic, or other hard surfaces. The present invention relates to an anti-fogging agent or cleaner which contains: (A) a fluorinated amphoteric or anionic surfactant; and (B) a fluorinated nonionic surfactant. The present invention also relates to an eyeglass cleaner including a non-woven fabric impregnated with the anti-fogging agent or cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Gouda, Yoshinao Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 10611940
    Abstract: The present invention provides anti-fogging agents and cleaners that provide long-lasting prevention of fogging of glass, plastic, or other hard surfaces. The present invention relates to an anti-fogging agent or cleaner which contains: (A) a fluorinated amphoteric surfactant; (B) a fluorinated anionic or cationic surfactant; and (C) a non-fluorinated amphoteric surfactant. The present invention also relates to an eyeglass cleaner including a non-woven fabric impregnated with the anti-fogging agent or cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Gouda, Yoshinao Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 10487291
    Abstract: A detergent or cleaning agent that has an antimicrobial effect and includes at least one tetracarboxylic acid or the salts thereof in combination with at least one biocidal quaternary ammonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Birgit Veith, Mirko Weide, Christian Kastner, Ulrich Baeumer, Roland Breves, Stefan Karsten
  • Patent number: 9585826
    Abstract: A triggerable composition for two-stage, controlled release of a functional active chemical includes an encapsulation material for encapsulating a betaine ester or betaine ester derivative including a functional active. The encapsulation material is triggerable to release the betaine ester or betaine ester derivative at a first stage upon the occurrence with an environmental stimulus, such as a pH change, an enzymatic change, and a temperature change. The betaine ester or betaine ester derivative of a functional active with at least one hydroxyl group releases the functional active through a hydrolysis reaction upon contact with an aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Xuedong Song
  • Patent number: 9463180
    Abstract: Methods for treating molluscum contagiosum warts include identifying a human with one or more molluscum contagiosum warts and applying an anti-infective composition to the one or more warts. The anti-infective composition comprises at least one anti-infective agent in a liquid carrier, such as an organohalide. The liquid carrier includes a tissue penetrating component for rapid penetration of the anti-infective agent into the one or more molluscum contagiosum warts. Application of the anti-infective composition to molluscum contagiosum warts causes the warts to turn black and/or fall off the skin in less than about 5 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: QUADEX PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventor: B. Ron Johnson
  • Patent number: 9221028
    Abstract: The present application relates to encapsulated benefit agents, compositions comprising such encapsulated benefit agents and processes for making and using compositions comprising such encapsulated benefit agents. Such encapsulated benefit agents eliminate or minimize one or more of the drawbacks of current encapsulated benefit agents and thus provide formulators with additional perfume delivery opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jiten Odhavji Dihora, Johan Smets, Todd Arlin Schwantes
  • Patent number: 9068147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ethoxylated polyethylenimine polymer consisting essentially of (a) a polyethyleneimine backbone, (b) a polyoxyethylene chain wherein the polyoxyethylene chain has an average of 1 to less than 40 ethyleneoxide units per unit of NH in the polyethyleneimine backbone, (3) a quaternization degree of from 50% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Dobrawa, Sophia Ebert, Stefano Scialla, Frank Huelskoetter, Gloria Di Capua, Patrick Delplancke, Marc Evers, Melissa Cuthbertson, Glenn Ward, Anju Brooker, Phan Shean Lim, Michael Stanford Showell
  • Patent number: 9045719
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods of treatment employing compositions including a cationic polyelectrolyte, without any anionic polyelectrolytes, so that no polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) is formed. In addition to not forming PECs, and being free of anionic water-soluble polymers (i.e., an anionic polyelectrolyte polymer that could form a PEC with the cationic polyelectrolyte), the composition is also free of random copolymers, block copolymers, coacervates, precipitates, and silicone copolymers. The composition may be a concentrate, to be diluted prior to use to treat a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Sukhvinder Kaur, Terutaka T. Kitagawa, David R. Scheuing
  • Patent number: 9040476
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin cleanser composition capable of providing an excellent frictional resistance feeling during rinsing and capable of giving an excellent silky feeling with moisturization to the skin after drying, and to a method for producing the composition. The skin cleanser composition contains a cat ionized hydroxypropyl cellulose (A) and a surfactant (B), and the cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose (A) has an anhydroglucose-derived main chain, and has a degree of substitution with cationized ethyleneoxy group of from 0.01 to 3.0 and a degree of substitution with propyleneoxy group of from 0.01 to 2.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Fujii, Yasuhiro Doi, Masanori Takai, Hiromoto Mizushima, Rie Tanaka
  • Patent number: 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: 9023786
    Abstract: The invention describes a stable liquid washing agent or liquid cleaning agent having a yield point and very good dispersing properties. The agents contain anionic and nonionic surfactants as well as inorganic salt and cosurfactant. The invention also relates to the use of the liquid washing agent or liquid cleaning agent, and to a method for manufacturing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Luca Bellomi, Aleidatje M. Lester, Martina Hutmacher, Ines Baranski, Hendrik Hellmuth, Timothy O'Connell, Thomas Weber, Nadine Langenscheidt-Dabringhausen
  • Patent number: 9023785
    Abstract: Gemini surfactants of bis-N-alkyl polyether, bis-N-alkenyl polyether, bis-N-cycloalkyl polyether, bis-N-aryl polyether bis-beta or alpha-amino acids or their salts, are produced for use as multifunctional corrosion inhibitors, which protect and prevent corrosion of ferrous metals exposed to acidic, basic and neutral liquids when transporting or storing crude oil and liquid fuels. The surfactants are also used to inhibit corrosion of equipment and pipes used in cooling systems in petroleum and petrochemical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo
    Inventors: Raul Hernandez Altamirano, Violeta Yasmin Mena Cervantes, Luis Silvestre Zamudio Rivera, Hiram Isaac Beltran Conde, Simon Lopez Ramirez
  • 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: 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: 9005367
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprising (A) at least one polar organic solvent, selected from the group consisting of solvents exhibiting in the presence of from 0.06 to 4% by weight of dissolved tetramethylammonium hydroxide (B), the weight percentage being based on the complete weight of the respective test solution (AB), a constant removal rate at 50° C. for a 30 nm thick polymeric barrier anti-reflective layer containing deep UV absorbing chromophoric groups, (B) at least one quaternary ammonium hydroxide, and (C) at least one aromatic amine containing at least one primary amino group, a method for its preparation and a method for manufacturing electrical devices, employing the liquid composition as a resist stripping composition and its use for removing negative-tone and positive-tone photoresists and post etch residues in the manufacture of 3D Stacked Integrated Circuits and 3D Wafer Level Packagings by way of patterning Through Silicon Vias and/or by plating and bumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Andreas Klipp
  • Patent number: 9006165
    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: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Diana Mitchell, Sarah Coulter, Ashish Kumar Jha, William Ouellette, Gregory VanBuskirk
  • Patent number: 8993508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry care composition comprising from 0.00001 wt % to 0.5 wt % mono-azo carboxylate dye having the structure of Formula I: wherein each R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, oxyalkyl, oxyaryl, sulfonamidoalkyl, sulfonamidoaryl, amidoalkyl, amidodialkyl, amidoaryl, amidodiaryl, halogen, thioalkyl and thioaryl; wherein the index a is an integer from 0 to 4, preferably from 0 to 2; wherein D is an aromatic or heteroaromatic group, with the proviso that the heteroaromatic group is not a thiophene; wherein R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of: (a) unsubstituted or substituted C1 to C12 alkyl chains, optionally the alkyl chains comprise ether (C—O—C), ester and/or amide links, optionally the alkyl chains are substituted with —Cl, —Br, —CN, —NO2, —SO2CH3, —OH and mixtures thereof; and (b) (CH2CH2O)y((CH2)wNH)zQ; wherein R2 is (CH2CH2O)y?((CH2)w?NH)z?Q?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gregory Scot Miracle
  • Patent number: 8975220
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions and methods of treatment employing compositions including a cationic polyelectrolyte, without any anionic polyelectrolytes, so that no polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) is formed. In addition to not forming PECs, and being free of anionic water-soluble polymers (i.e., an anionic polyelectrolyte polymer that could form a PEC with the cationic polyelectrolyte), the composition is also free of random copolymers, block copolymers, coacervates, precipitates, and silicone copolymers. The composition may be a concentrate, to be diluted prior to use to treat a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Sukhvinder Kaur, Terutaka T. Kitagawa, David R. Scheuing
  • Patent number: 8927479
    Abstract: An aqueous aerosol bathroom cleaner includes a surfactant, a water-soluble or dispersible organic solvent, a chelating agent and a propellant that comprises n-butane. Comparative data demonstrate that the presence of n-butane in the composition enhances the rate of bathroom soap scum removal relative to aerosol compositions that do not contain n-butane in the propellant. The amount of surfactant present is sufficient so that the composition develops a stable foam upon being dispensed onto a soiled bathroom hard surface. The foam collapses after 10 to 60 seconds to deliver the cleaning components onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Kristina Perlas
  • Patent number: 8921294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning fluid, in particular a cleaning fluid for cleaning surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Navjeet Kaur Matharu
  • Patent number: 8921302
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous hair cleansing composition, including the following components (A) to (D) and water, in which the aqueous hair cleansing composition has a pH of from 2 to 5 when diluted 20-fold: (A) an anionic surfactant; (B) a cationized hydroxypropyl cellulose having a main chain derived from an anhydroglucose, and having a degree of substitution with cationized ethyleneoxy groups of from 0.01 to 2.9 and a degree of substitution with propyleneoxy groups of from 0.1 to 4.0; (C) an organic solvent selected from (C1) and (C2): (Cl) an aromatic alcohol; and (C2) a polypropylene glycol having a molecular weight of from 200 to 1,000; and (D) a hydroxy monocarboxylic acid or a dicarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizushima, Azusa Kasuga, Eiji Terada
  • Patent number: 8921292
    Abstract: This shampoo composition includes 3 to 30 mass % of a taurine salt component (a) of an acylmethyl-?-alanine represented by formula (1); 3 to 30 mass % of an amphoteric surfactant component (b) represented by formula (2) or formula (3); 0.03 to 3 mass % of a cationized polymer component (c); and 37 to 94 mass % of a water component (d), the mass ratio (a)/(b) of the component (a) and the component (b) is 0.2 to 3. (R1CO represents a C8-22 acyl group. M represents an alkali metal, alkanolamine or basic amino acid.) (R2 represents a C8-22 alkyl group or alkenyl group.) (R3CO represents a C8-22 acyl group, and n represents 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroya Fujita, Tomoki Iwata
  • 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: 8916513
    Abstract: A dioxirane-containing compound has a first substituent that is an alkyl, polyalkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl group, and a second substituent that is an electron withdrawing group, and where the first and second substituents can optionally join to form a cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl group. The dioxirane-containing compound can be used as an oxidant, surfactant, and/or an ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kraig Anderson
  • Patent number: 8916511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel branched polysiloxanes having quaternary ammonium groups of the general formula (I) as a softening agent for textile sheet materials and fibers, and to a method for the production and use thereof Ma MQb MRc Dd DQe DRf Tg Qh Formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Maurer, Michael Ferenz
  • Patent number: 8901054
    Abstract: Solutions of cellulose or cellulose ethers in solvent containing triethylheptylammonium chloride, triethyloctylammonium chloride, triethylhexylammonium acetate, triethylheptylammonium acetate, triethyloctylammonium acetate, triethylnonylammonium acetate and/or triethyldecylammonium acetate are provided. The solvent may further include up to 70 wt % of at least one organic solvent, with acetone being the preferred organic solvent. The solution can be formed into a paste for removing paint from wood or metal surfaces. The cellulose (ether) solution can also serve as a reaction medium in which the cellulose and/or the cellulose ether are chemically modified. Finally, the cellulose (ether) solution can be processed into cellulosic shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: SE Tylose GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Mike Kleinert, Thomas Heinze, Tim Liebert, Marc Kostag
  • Patent number: 8901061
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprising a choline salt and a surfactant or solvent. Also, a method of cleaning using the cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Robert D'Ambrogio, Deborah A. Peru, Karen Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8883706
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Travers Anderson, William L. Smith, Erika Szekeres, Rui Zhang
  • 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: 8883700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manually cleaning dishware using a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising an anionic surfactant and a cationic polymer having a MW below or equal to 2,100,000; and a charge density above or equal to 0.45 meq/g, wherein such composition will have a coacervation index upon dilution of at least 2.5%; to provide skin care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eva Maria Perez-Prat Vineusa, Nathan Ray Whitely, Anna Asmanidou, Qing Chen, Robby Renilde François Keuleers, An Van Laere
  • Patent number: 8883705
    Abstract: The invention relates to polymer-micelle complex. The polymer-micelle complexes include a positively charged micelle selected from the group consisting of a monomeric quaternary ammonium compound, a monomeric biguanide compound, and mixtures thereof. The positively charged micelle is electrostatically bound to a water-soluble polymer bearing a negative 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: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: David R. Scheuing, Travers Anderson, William L. Smith, Erika Szekeres, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8877703
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a primarily C12 quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside selected from the group consisting of stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurylglucosides chloride and lauryldimoniumhydroxypropyl cocoglucosides chloride, 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: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allen Hodge, Erin Jane Dahlquist, Amanda Ruth Blattner
  • Patent number: 8877696
    Abstract: A cleaning composition may comprise a pH-switchable sudsing system and a cleansing system. The pH-switchable sudsing system may comprise a primary sudsing agent in combination with a pH-switchable co-surfactant. The pH-switchable co-surfactant is selected from diamine molecules having a general formula R1R2—N—R3—N+(CH3)3X?, where R1 is a linear or branched C8 to C16 hydrocarbyl, R2 is a linear or branched C1 to C3 hydrocarbyl, R3 is a linear or branched C3 to C6 hydrocarbylene, and X is a counteranion. The tertiary amine nitrogen of the pH-switchable co-surfactant has a pKa value. When the tertiary amine nitrogen is unprotonated, the pH-switchable co-surfactant may provide a suds-boosting effect in washing solutions at a washing pH above the pKa. When the tertiary amine nitrogen is protonated, the pH-switchable co-surfactant may provide a suds-reducing benefit in rinse waters at a rinse pH below the pKa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hiroshi Oh, John August Wos, Robb Richard Gardner, Timothy Bates
  • Patent number: 8859481
    Abstract: A dry wiper for use with disinfectant solutions having synthetic fibers and a disinfectant releasing treatment that makes the wiper active disinfectant stable is disclosed. Particularly, the wiper is stable for use in both quaternary ammonium disinfectant solutions and bleach disinfectant solutions. A method for producing such a wiper is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Clark, Philip Shi Hung Hui, James J. Detamore
  • Patent number: 8835373
    Abstract: Fluid fabric enhancer compositions comprising external structurants and processes for making and using same are provided. Such fluid fabric enhancer compositions can have a rich impression, stabilize/suspend performance ingredients such as perfume microcapsules, be easily poured/dosed and minimizes residue build up in laundry machine dispensers. In addition, such compositions have tunable rheologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Juan Felipe Miravet Celades, Beatriu Escuder Gil, Vincent Josep Nebot-Carda, Johan Smets, Pieter Jan Maria Saveyn, Susana Fernandez Prieto
  • Patent number: 8815051
    Abstract: Deinking of waste paper is obtained with the use of a hydrophobic kaolin-based deinking composition. The hydrophobic kaolin-based deinking composition is produced by hydrophobizing the kaolin clay and then blending the hydrophobic kaolin-based particles with a deinking surfactant. Separation and removal of ink is achieved either by washing deinking, flotation deinking or combination of these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Thiele Kaolin Company
    Inventors: Cesar I. Basilio, Steven W. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 8809253
    Abstract: A container has: a) a collapsible receptacle, the wall of which is designed flexibly such that the internal volume of the receptacle is adapted to the volume of a liquid contained therein, and which has an outlet with an outlet valve; and b) in the receptacle a disinfectant composition in the form of a solution with a content of aliphatic alcohol of at most 20% by weight. It is possible that the disinfectant composition is not contaminated with spores or other germs also after the container has been opened, even upon repeated discharge from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Sabine Behrends, Henning Reinstorff, Andreas Dettmann
  • Patent number: 8796196
    Abstract: A process for producing anionic, nonionic, amphoteric or cationic derivatized polysaccharide products which demonstrate high clarity in surfactant-based compositions. The polysaccharide polymer is reacted for a sufficient time and at a sufficient temperature in the presence of water, caustic, and at least one surfactant. The polysaccharide polymer may optionally be reacted with an oxidizing agent, hydrolytic or proteolytic enzymes, molecular weight reducing agents and a cationizing agent and nonionic agent. The formed derivatized polysaccharide has a lower clarity in water than in an aqueous surfactant system. The derivatized polysaccharide product can be used in personal care and or household care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hercules Incorporated
    Inventors: Anita N. Chan, Louis Patrick Dziuk, Jr., Paquita Erazo-Majewicz, Jashawant J. Modi, M. Olaf Michelson
  • Patent number: 8785367
    Abstract: A cleansing sheet including a nonwoven sheet impregnated with a cleaning agent, the cleaning agent containing 99.80 wt % to less than 99.95 wt % of purified water and more than 0.05 wt % to 0.20 wt % of a bactericidal preservative, the bactericidal preservative including more than 0.025 wt % to 0.10 wt % benzalkonium chloride, more than 0.0025 wt % to 0.01 wt % iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, and more than 0.0225 wt % to 0.09 wt % glycol, based on the total weight of the cleaning agent taken as 100 wt %. The cleaning sheet can be applied to the delicate skin of infants or the sensitive skin of elderly people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: LEC, Inc.
    Inventor: Michiaki Matsumoto
  • 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: 8754027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ethoxylated polyethylenimine polymer comprising (1) a polyethyleneimine backbone, (2) a polyoxyethylene chain wherein the polyoxyethylene chain has an average of 40 to 90 ethyleneoxide units per unit of NH in the polyethyleneimine backbone, (3) a quaternization degree of from 1% to less than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rainer Dobrawa, Sophia Ebert, Stefano Scialla, Frank Hulskotter, Gloria Di Capua, Patrick Delplancke, Marc Evers
  • 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: 8741825
    Abstract: To provide a cleansing composition showing excellent properties during cleansing and rinsing while satisfying foam performance. The hair cleansing composition according to the invention contains the following ingredients (A), (B), (C), and (D) at a weight ratio of Ingredient (A) to Ingredient (B) [(A)/(B)] is of from 0.1 to 1.2 and at a weight ratio of Ingredient (A) to Ingredient (C) [(A)/(C)] of from 0.1 to 1.2: (A) an ether carboxylate surfactant, (B) an ether sulfate surfactant, (C) a betaine amphoteric surfactant, (D) a cationic-group containing copolymer obtained by the copolymerization of a monomer mixture containing three monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoko Uchiyama, Hayato Yoshikawa
  • Publication number: 20140148375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detergent compositions containing a surfactant system comprising “sustainable” or bio-derived surfactant hydrophobes or “sustainable” or bio-derived surfactants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Ann URBIN, Jeffrey John SCHEIBEL, Phillip Kyle VINSON, Praveen Kumar DEPA, Randall Thomas REILMAN, Melinda Phyllis STEFFEY
  • 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: 8729138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixture of polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl amines including at least one polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl amine and its analog, a di(polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl)amine. The invention also relates to polyfluoroalkylsulfonamido alkyl halide intermediate used to make the aforementioned mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Alexander Borisovich Shtarov, Volodymyr B. Pashovych
  • Patent number: 8729002
    Abstract: Methods for preventing isotropic removal of materials at corners formed by seams, keyholes, and other anomalies in films or other structures include use of etch blockers to cover or coat such corners. This covering or coating prevents exposure of the corners to isotropic etch solutions and cleaning solutions and, thus, prevents higher material removal rates at the corners than at smoother areas of the structure or film. Solutions, including wet etchants and cleaning solutions, that include at least one type of etch blocker are also disclosed, as are systems for preventing higher rates of material removal at corners formed by seams, crevices, or recesses in a film or other structure. Semiconductor device structures in which etch blockers are located so as to prevent isotropic etchants from removing material from corners of seams, crevices, or recesses of a film or other structure at undesirably high rates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Sinha, J. Neil Greeley
  • Patent number: 8728172
    Abstract: Compositions and methods useful for providing one or more benefits, including a color rejuvenation and/or color maintenance benefit to a fabric are disclosed. The disclosed compositions contain at least one cationic polymer. The methods include providing the disclosed compositions in combination with a source of anionic surfactant. Unit dose and multi-compartment systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alessandro Corona, III, Brian W. Everingham, Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Heidi Hsieh, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Brian Joseph Roselle, Beth Ann Schubert, Mark Robert Sivik, Kerry Andrew Vetter, Gregory Thomas Waning