Heavy Metal Or Aluminum Containing Inorganic Component Patents (Class 510/508)
  • Patent number: 10377972
    Abstract: A detergent composition comprising an enzyme and a bleaching compound and comprising two or more distinct regions, wherein the enzyme is located in a first distinct region and the bleaching compound is located in a second distinct region and further wherein a builder comprising an amino acid based compound and/or succinate based compound is located in the first distinct region. The compositions exhibit improved stability of the enzyme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Diana Oehms, Pavlinka Roy, Ralf Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 10118866
    Abstract: Nanocrystalline compounds containing essential nutrients have been synthesized to have effective physical and chemical characteristics, including a high contact surface area/total surface area ratio that provides maximal leaf surface contact, limited mobility and improved solubility, a net positive charge, soluble salt-forming groups, and reactive surface edges for cation exchange to release nutrient cationic ions into the water film on leaf surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventors: Longbin Huang, Anh Van Nguyen, Victor Rudolph, Gordon Xu
  • Patent number: 8946141
    Abstract: The invention discloses compositions, methods and systems for generating alkalinity in situ. The compositions, methods and systems relate to the use of a manganese decomposition agent to catalyze the decomposition of a dilute peroxygen source providing highly alkaline cleaning compositions in situ. Methods of cleaning are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Thomas R. Mohs, Erik C. Olson, Anthony W. Erickson, Gregory G. Griese, Eric R. Balz, Joy G. Herdt, Keith E. Olson
  • Patent number: 8946140
    Abstract: The invention discloses compositions, methods and systems for generating alkalinity in situ. The compositions, methods and systems relate to the use of a silver decomposition agent to catalyze the decomposition of a dilute peroxygen source providing highly alkaline cleaning compositions in situ. Methods of cleaning are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Thomas R. Mohs, Erik C. Olson, Gregory G. Griese, Eric R. Balz, Joy G. Herdt, Keith E. Olson, Anthony W. Erickson
  • Patent number: 8940682
    Abstract: The invention discloses compositions and methods for generating alkalinity in situ. The compositions and methods relate to the use of a fabric source containing a decomposition agent to catalyze the decomposition of a dilute peroxygen source. The methods provide a highly alkaline cleaning composition produced at a desired time and place of use. Methods of cleaning are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Sherri L. Tischler, Thomas R. Mohs, Erik C. Olson, Keith E. Olson
  • Patent number: 8921299
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detergent compositions containing tiron, a ligand capable of binding iron, an iron-displacing species, and iron. Methods for altering the color in a tiron-containing detergent composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Jean-Pol Boutique
  • Patent number: 8858926
    Abstract: An aqueous antibacterial polymer emulsion and coating compositions are provided. The aqueous antibacterial polymer emulsion comprising a polymer A, an oxidant and a metal complexed with a copolymer B comprising heterocyclic containing monomers; wherein the metal is selected from copper, silver, gold, tin, zinc and combinations thereof; and wherein the emulsion is heat stable. The coating compositions made therefrom provide persistent, broad spectrum antibacterial activity without discoloration problem upon exposure to heat and/or sun light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Xiangting Dong, Shuang Liang, Tao Wang, Qingwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8841247
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detergent compositions containing pyridinol-N-oxide compounds and being substantially free of bleach. Methods for treating a stained fabric using such detergent compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Bruce Prentiss Murch, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Charles Allen Pettigrew, Jr., Justin Angelo Caserta, Casey Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 8815786
    Abstract: Washing or cleaning agents are described which contain reaction products of odorants with metal oxides, such as for example ZnO, ZrO2, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, Al2O3, TiO2, CeO2 and/or SnO2. The reaction products are preferably produced separately and subsequently added to the washing or cleaning agent matrix. These washing or cleaning agents bring about advantages when fragrancing objects, such as for example textiles. In particular, they make it possible to achieve targeted scent release by remoistening the treated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Georg Meine, Andrea Eutebach, Frank Sonnenschein, Ralf Bunn, Sebastian Gabriel, Hubert Smyrek, Manuela Materne, Frank Rittler
  • Patent number: 8772357
    Abstract: A stabilized foam formed from a foaming aqueous solution comprising from 0.1 to 7 mol of one or more decontamination, stripping and/or degreasing reactants per liter of solution and from 0.01 to 15% by weight of a solid stabilizing agent of solid particles type, with respect to the total weight of the solution, and a process for the preparation of said stabilized foam, to its use in decontaminating, stripping and/or degreasing a surface and to a process for decontaminating, stripping and/or degreasing a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Areva NC
    Inventors: Sylvain Guignot, Sylvain Faure
  • Publication number: 20130331308
    Abstract: Self-adhesive detergent compositions are described including a pH-sensitive color-changing system. The color-changing system is useful with certain acidic compositions and certain alkaline compositions. The compositions have a given color upon application to a hard surface, e.g., a toilet bowl. In one embodiment, when the self-adhesive composition is exposed to a water-based rinse, such as on flushing a toilet, the color-changing system provides the released cleaning portion of the composition, and thereby the water, with a color different from the color of the composition to indicate cleaning is occurring. In another embodiment, following exposure to a plurality of rinses, the color-changing system changes the color of the composition when the composition is near depletion to provide an “end-of-use” cue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Wayne M. REES, Thomas A. STRASH
  • Patent number: 8476216
    Abstract: This invention relates to non-bleeding and controlled color-releasing speckles for use in granular laundry detergents and other consumer products. The speckles are comprised of a salt or salt-containing carrier, a coloring agent, and a water-insoluble (or minimally water-soluble) salt coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Gregory E. Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8309506
    Abstract: The present invention is an auxiliary washing aid comprising a textile substrate coated or otherwise impregnated with a composition comprising elementary silver and/or a silver compound, non-neutralized fatty acid, and hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Sunder, Robert Stephen Cappleman, Francesca Corbellini, Georg Meine
  • Patent number: 8247365
    Abstract: A detoxicant solution includes 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of at least one Friedel-Crafts reagent (Lewis acids) (I); 0.5 to 80 parts by weight of one or more of the following specific solvents (II): dimethyl sulfoxide, 1,3-dimethyl-2-imidazolidinone or octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane; and 1 to 80 parts by weight of an alcoholic solvent (III). The term “parts by weight” relates in each case to 100 parts by weight of the complete detoxicant solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: OWR AG
    Inventor: Klaus Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8202830
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for removing soils includes an aluminum salt, a hydroxydicarboxylate, an alkalinity source and optionally, a surfactant system. The cleaning composition has a pH of between about 9 and about 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony Miralles, Gina Fasching Danielson, Richard D. Johnson, Michel Lawrence, Jocelyn Heltemes Chopskie
  • Patent number: 8153573
    Abstract: A cleaning composition for removing soils includes an aluminum salt, a hydroxycarboxylate, an alkalinity source and optionally, a surfactant system. The cleaning composition has a pH of between about 9 and about 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony Miralles, Gina F. Danielson, Richard Dana Johnson, Michel Lawrence, Jocelyn H. Chopskie
  • Publication number: 20120058165
    Abstract: A lotion for opacifying a wet wipe. A wet wipe may comprise a lotion, the lotion comprising an opacifying agent. The lotion or the substrate may further comprise a retention aid. The substrate may comprise an opacifying agent the same as or different than the opacifying agent of the lotion. A method for opacifying a wet wipe by loading onto a wipe substrate a lotion comprising an opacifying agent. A method for aesthetically modifying a wet wipe by selectively loading onto a wipe substrate a lotion comprising an opacifying agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas James Klofta, Kristin Hofmann Miller, Christoph Hans Peter Bonauer, Samir M. Aziz, Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Patent number: 8093195
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an aqueous composition comprising one or more amphoteric, organic polynitrogen-compounds having at least 3 nitrogen atoms contained in the molecule in the form of an amine and/or amide and one or more types of inorganic nanoparticles, a concentrate comprising said composition and to a method for treating and/or cleaning a surface which uses said composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Uhl, Jacqueline Thöne
  • Publication number: 20110306501
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microcapsules with a core/shell structure which comprise at least one low molecular weight, anionic surfactant and have a metal oxide-containing shell, to a process for producing such microcapsules with a core/shell structure, to the use of the microcapsules with the core/shell structure and to preparations comprising the microcapsules with the core/shell structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jing Dreher, Matthias Laubender, Michael Kutschera
  • Publication number: 20110268672
    Abstract: Compositions containing ferrate(VI) are disclosed. Also, methods are disclosed that utilize ferrate(VI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bruce F. Monzyk, Michael J. Murphy, Chad Cucksey, F. Michael von Fahnestock, Andrew J. Savage, David N. Clark
  • Patent number: 7910535
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a pearlescent liquid treatment composition suitable for use as a laundry or hard surface cleaning composition comprising a pearlescent agent, said pearlescent agent having D0.99 volume particle size of less than 50 ?m and is present in composition at a level of from 0.02% to 2.0% by weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Kerry Andrew Vetter, David Scott Dunlop, Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Karel Jozef Maria Depoot, Tim Roger Michel Vanpachtenbeke
  • Patent number: 7858574
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and at least one of a source of calcium ion or a source of magnesium ion. The amounts of calcium ion or magnesium ion can be selected depending upon the hardness of the water of dilution. Methods for using a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Michael J. Bartelme, Keith E. Olson
  • Patent number: 7842656
    Abstract: A method for treating wood to inhibit leaching of copper compounds into the environment. The method comprises treating the wood with a copper-containing wood preservative and a latex copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: John William Ashmore, David Michael Laganella, Tirthankar Ghosh, Nilesh Shah
  • Publication number: 20100291237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to boron-containing compositions. The invention relates to comminuted, heteroge-neousboron-containing compositions which are obtainable by a process which comprises heating to a temperature sufficiently high that calcination occurs but insufficient for the formation of a homogeneous melt a mixture comprising components capable, under the conditions of heating, of forming the oxides B2O3 and SiO2 and optionally Al2O3, Na2O and/or CaO in proportions such that the relative percentages by weight of the said oxides, based on the total weight of said oxides, are as follows: 5 to 35% B2O3; 10 to 65% SiO2; 0 to 35% Al2O3; and up to 20% Na2O and/or up to 50% CaO; with the proviso that the said B2O3 content is not 10 to 18%, when the other contents are as follows: 40 to 65% SiO2, 17 to 32% Al2O3 4 to 9% Na2O, and 0 to 10% CaO, and then comminuting the resulting composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Simon Gregson Cook
  • Patent number: 7829516
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. The relative amounts of the source of zinc ion and the source of aluminum ion can be controlled to reduce visible filming when the warewashing detergent composition is used in the presence of hard water. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Howie Kestell, Michael J. Bartelme, Steven E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 7824524
    Abstract: A highly protonated, supercharged, low pH, non-corrosive composition and process for making the composition wherein the composition has a milli-volt charge between 400 and 1400, a proton count between 8×10^?and 14×10^?, and a pH level at 1 part composition with 99 parts water between 0.9 and 1.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: S & B Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony P. Sakovich, Burt R. Sookram
  • Patent number: 7825082
    Abstract: A highly protonated, supercharged, low pH, non-corrosive composition and process for making the composition wherein the composition has a milli-volt charge between 400 and 1400, a proton count between 8×10^24 and 14×10^24, and a pH level at 1 part composition with 99 parts water between 0.9 and 1.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: S&B Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony P. Sakovich, Burt R. Sookram
  • Publication number: 20100234263
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprising from about 0.001% to about 25% of nanoparticles comprising a water insoluble metal or semimetal compound having an effective diameter of less than about 65 nanometers, a grass stain removal index greater than 0 and a grease stain removal index greater than 0; and adjunct ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Darsh T. Wasan, Alex D. Nikolov, Michael Ray McDonald, Stacie Ellen Hecht
  • Patent number: 7781389
    Abstract: The invention proposes a bleaching agent-containing washing or cleaning agent that contains a particulate phthalimidoperoxyalkanoic acid and an active substance selected from the group encompassing Zn ions, benzotriazole, nitrate ions, phosphonocarboxylic acids, phosphonic acids, phosphates, polyaspartic acids, fatty amines, surfactants having nitrogen-containing head groups, and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Schmiedel, Elke Scholl, Wolfgang Von Rybinski, Christian Rosenkranz, Soeren Hoelsken, Bernhard Guckenbiehl
  • Patent number: 7776809
    Abstract: A method and a composition for remediating reticulation equipment such as a bore having biocontamination deposits is disclosed. In its most preferred form, the composition is formed by mixing dry solid oxalic acid, a cupric salt such as copper sulphate, and a solid acidic compound such as sodium bisulphate. Proportions of 94%, 2% and 4% respectively are suitable, while avoiding toxicity and contamination problems. After thorough mixing this mixture can be stored in a dry sealed container for future use. In use, the reticulation equipment is dosed with from 3 kg to 7 kg of mixture per hundred litres of water contained within the reticulation equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: David Bennett
  • Patent number: 7759299
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and at least one of a source of calcium ion or a source of magnesium ion. The amounts of calcium ion or magnesium ion can be selected depending upon the hardness of the water of dilution. Methods for using a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Michael J. Bartelme, Keith E. Olson
  • Publication number: 20100150980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to nanoparticles containing a non-persistent support material and metallic silver particles on the surface of said support material as further specified in the description; to composites containing said nanoparticles; to the manufacture of said nanoparticles and composites and to the use of said nanoparticles and composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicants: Perlen Converting Ag, ETH Zurich
    Inventors: Stefan Bokorny, Wendelin Jan Stark, Stefan Fridolin Loher
  • Patent number: 7700538
    Abstract: A cleaning composition and method which may be used to clean a variety of household objects. Such objects may include floor surfaces (including carpets), counter surfaces, bathroom surfaces, clothing, and utensils. In one embodiment, the composition consists essentially of water, vinegar, slaked lime, and alum. In another embodiment, the composition consists essentially of vinegar, lime juice, tamarind, slaked lime, and rock alum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Jin Neal
  • Patent number: 7651989
    Abstract: There is provided a color change composition that remains stable in a single phase and that contains an indicator that produces an observable color change after a period of time to show that sufficient cleaning has been done or to indicate the thoroughness of the cleaning. This use indicating color change is useful for, for example, in soap for teaching children to wash their hands for a sufficient period of time. This composition may be added to many different base materials to indicate time of use or as a way to introduce enjoyment to the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gavin MacDonald, Yanbin Huang, Kaiyuan Yang, Jaeho Kim, Ning Wei
  • Patent number: 7637271
    Abstract: A cleaning composition with a limited number of ingredients contains a polyaluminum compound and surfactant. The cleaning composition optionally has an additional amount of fragrance. The cleaning composition optionally has a small amount of solvent. The cleaning composition optionally comprises a comprises a group selected from the group consisting of a dye, a builder, a fatty acid, a colorant, a preservative, a chelating agent, a colloidal silica and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Scott Cumberland, Maria Ochomogo
  • Patent number: 7638473
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. The relative amounts of the source of zinc ion and the source of aluminum ion can be controlled to reduce visible filming when the warewashing detergent composition is used in the presence of hard water. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Howie Kestell, Michael J. Bartelme, Steven E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 7638476
    Abstract: Aqueous washing and cleaning agents that contain capsules in addition to other constituents, the capsules each encompassing an active ingredient in a matrix. The introduction of a combination of aluminum silicate and silicic acid into the matrix improves the solubility characteristics of the capsules in a washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Bernhard Orlich, Bernd Richter, Sören Hölsken, Stefan Van Der Burgh
  • Patent number: 7598216
    Abstract: A three-phase liquid polishing and cleaning composition of the invention is suitable for polishing and cleaning a painted exterior surface, and includes an organic phase, an aqueous phase, and a particulate phase. The organic phase comprises a petroleum-based liquid and the aqueous phase comprises water. The particulate phase comprises at least one particulate polishing grade abrasive having a mean particle size of not more than about 2.5 microns, which is selected from the group consisting of an abrasive that is harder than the painted surface to be polished and cleaned, and an abrasive that is softer than the painted surface to be polished and cleaned. The composition comprises at least one surfactant (e.g., an anionic surfactant, an emulsifying agent, and a foaming agent) to emulsify the organic and aqueous phases upon mixing (e.g., shaking) the composition, and to suspend the particulate phase in the emulsified organic and aqueous phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Turtle Wax, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Schultz, Michael A. Deddo, Frederic W. Joseph, II
  • Patent number: 7524803
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use solution having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Lentsch, Michael J. Bartelme, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 7470654
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent auxiliary composition comprising: (i) a liquid or liquefiable active component; and (ii) a water-insoluble solid support component and (iii) a water-soluble and/or water dispersible encapsulating material; and (iv) optionally one or more adjunct components, characterised in that the composition further comprises (v) a surface deposition enhancing cationic polymer or oligomer having cationic groups such that fewer than 50% are de-activated when a 1% by weight solution of the polymer or oligomer (prepared in deionised water and then adjusted to pH 7.0 with sodium carbonate or citric acid) is stored at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fabrizio Meli, Andre Chieffi, Rebecca Louise Selway, Stefan Frenzel
  • Publication number: 20080287335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including a mixture of hardness ions (e.g., magnesium and calcium ions) in an amount greater than the amount of threshold agent, which have a beneficial effect on etch or corrosion during cleaning. The present compositions can reduce corrosion or etch of glass and aluminum. The present invention also relates to methods employing these compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Kim R. Smith
  • Patent number: 7452853
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. The relative amounts of the source of zinc ion and the source of aluminum ion can be controlled to reduce visible filming when the warewashing detergent composition is used in the presence of hard water. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Howie Kestell, Michael J. Bartelme, Steven E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Publication number: 20080280800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cleaning compositions comprising conversion agents and methods of using them. The conversion agents of the present invention comprise water insoluble compounds such as metal oxides, metal hydroxides, and combinations thereof. The compositions can be substantially free of a builder, e.g., a chelating agent, sequestrant, and/or threshold agent, while still achieving effective soil removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Kristen A. Mills, Lee J. Monsrud, Michael Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 7390774
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The disclosed antimicrobial compositions provide persistent, broad spectrum, antimicrobial activity. The antimicrobial compositions may be used in the preparation of antimicrobial articles. The antimicrobial compositions may also be used to inhibit the growth of microorganisms by introducing those compositions onto or into an environment subject to microbial attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Tirthankar Ghosh, Barry Weinstein
  • Patent number: 7326672
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal wash compositions comprising, non-silicate particles, wherein the basal layer(s) carries a net cationic charge. The use of these specific particles results in enhanced properties (e.g., enhanced foaming, hydrotroping) of the personal wash products. The invention further discloses process for decreasing viscosity and/or increasing foam comprising formulating compositions with non-silicate layer compounds as specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventors: Vivek Subramanian, Pravin Shah, Kavssery Parameswaran Ananthapadmanabhan
  • Patent number: 7320957
    Abstract: Rinse-aid composition comprising a polyalkoxylated trisiloxane surfactant and a non-ionic solubilising system having a cloud point above room temperature and an acidifying agent wherein the rinse-aid composition has a pH of from about 1 to about 4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, Harold Emmerson, Andrew Paul Nelson, Eric San Jose Robles, Brian Xiaoqing Song
  • Patent number: 7211555
    Abstract: A process for efficiently preparing fine zeolite particles comprising synthesizing zeolite in the presence of an alkaline earth metal-containing compound and/or with controlling the preparation process of zeolite, thereby giving fine zeolite particles being composed of crystalline aluminosilicate, the fine zeolite particles having a fine average primary particle size, being excellent in the cationic exchange properties and the oil-absorbing ability, having a fine average aggregate particle size, and being excellent in the dispersibility; fine zeolite particles obtainable by the above process; and a detergent composition comprising the fine zeolite particles, the detergent composition being excellent in the detergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Oki, Hiroji Hosokawa, Mikio Sakaguchi, Hiroshi Kitagaito, Kazuo Taguchi, Hitoshi Takaya
  • Patent number: 7196044
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use composition having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. The relative amounts of the source of zinc ion and the source of aluminum ion can be controlled to reduce visible filming when the warewashing detergent composition is used in the presence of hard water. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Howie Kestell, Michael J. Bartelme, Steven E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 7196045
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use solution having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Lentsch, Michael J. Bartelme, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 7135448
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use solution having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Lentsch, Michael J. Bartelme, Victor F. Man, Burton M. Baum, Terence P. Everson