Alkali Metal Carbonate, Bicarbonate, Or Sesquicarbornate Component Patents (Class 510/509)
  • Patent number: 9040475
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions, methods of use, and methods of manufacture for an intercalated bleach compound and compositions thereof. The intercalated bleach compound has the formula Mx(OCl)y(O)m(OH)n where M is an alkaline earth metal such as magnesium, calcium or mixture thereof. The values of x and y independently equal any number greater than or equal to 1 (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), and m and n independently equal any number greater than or equal to 0 (e.g., 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.), but m and n are not both 0. In addition, the molar ratio of the alkaline earth metal (e.g., magnesium or calcium) to hypochlorite is at least 3:1. In other words, x is ?3y. The compounds exhibit excellent stability, little or no chlorine bleach odor, exhibit excellent pH buffering characteristics, and less reactivity with organic materials as compared to alternative chlorine bleach products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Evan Rumberger, Marisa MacNaughtan, William L. Smith, Kelsey Kornaus
  • Patent number: 9029311
    Abstract: This invention relates to extend the benefits of using hypochlorite compounds such as sodium hypochlorite to clean and disinfect articles while reducing or eliminating the side effects of treating an article with a strong oxidant material. The invention relates to a single step process involving mixing of precursor compositions of a suitable hypohalite or hypohalous acid with a solution of a reducing agent. Optionally a buffer may be present in either or both precursor compositions, such that at time of use such active hypohalous acid concentration in the resulting aqueous mixture remains at a sufficient activity level to effect one or more desired benefits against a target substrate for a desired period of time. The oxidant is substantially consumed by reaction with the reducing agent after the time needed for achieving the desired benefit has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Dewain Garner, William Smith, Jared Heymann
  • Patent number: 9006167
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous cleaning composition comprising at least one surfactant, xanthan gum, and a carbonate salt, wherein the composition has a turbidity of less than 16 NTU. Also provided is a method of cleaning a substrate by applying the cleaning composition to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Georges Yianakopoulos, Jacques Noiret
  • Publication number: 20150094254
    Abstract: A device for in-situ production of caustic and increasing alkalinity of a detergent and methods for increasing alkalinity of a detergent are disclosed. In particular, in situ electrochemical conversion of bicarbonate, sesquicarbonate or carbonate sources into caustic provides a safe means for increasing alkalinity of a detergent for a variety of cleaning applications. The invention further discloses methods for cleaning using the electrochemically enhanced detergent according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8975221
    Abstract: The use of sugars in a stabilization matrix and solid detergent compositions is disclosed along with methods of making and using the solid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Kiesel, Matthew Zurbey, Dorothy Williams, Michael E. Besse
  • 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: 8945314
    Abstract: A solid composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a hydratable salt. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8927482
    Abstract: The invention is an environmentally safe surface cleaner with 3 main ingredients and an odor enhancing compound. The ingredients are sodium bicarbonate, triacylglycerol saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, and water. The odor enhancer can be mint or peppermint oil, or almond extract; or it can be excluded from the composition. The invention is effective on multiple surfaces including hard surfaces and fabrics. The 3 main ingredients all have more than one role, rendering the composition as an effective polar solvent and an effective non-polar solvent. The composition is used in conjunction with a hard plastic scraper or soft cloth or other physical scouring device with a harness of no more than 2.5 on Moh's hardness scale. The composition is an effective scouring agent that aids in breaking the bonds between atoms of the surface debris and atoms of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Rudolph Albert Patterson
  • Patent number: 8921301
    Abstract: This invention relates to non-bleeding, non-staining colored speckles for use in granular or powdered detergents such as laundry detergents and automatic dishwashing detergents. The colored speckles are comprised of a salt or salt-containing carrier and a coloring agent and are characterized as being substantially uniformly colored throughout the cross-sectional volume of the speckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Steven Spanhove, Gregory Eduard Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8889612
    Abstract: A method of laundering fabric including the step of contacting a liquid laundry detergent composition to water to form a wash liquor, and laundering fabric in the wash liquor, wherein the laundry detergent is contacted to water in such an amount so that the concentration of the laundry detergent composition in the wash liquor is from above 0 g/l to 4 g/l, and wherein from 0.01 kg to 2 kg of fabric per liter of wash liquor is dosed into the wash liquor, and wherein the liquid laundry detergent composition comprises: (i) detersive surfactant; (ii) surfactancy boosting polymer; (iii) from 0 wt % to 10 wt % fatty acid; (iv) silicone suds suppressor; (v) structurant; (vi) enzyme; and (vii) nil-boron enzyme stabilizer; wherein the electrolytic strength of the composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm?1 is less than 200 mScm?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Pol Boutique, Stephen Joseph Hodson
  • 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: 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: 8778093
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating removal composition comprising at least one weak metal binding agent, a solvent system comprising at least one alcohol or ester, and a corrosion inhibition system. A method of removing a coating from an intentionally colored concrete floor is also disclosed. Utilization of the method results in at least 70% retention of colorant component after stripping a coating from an intentionally colored concrete surface, such as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Carmine Savaglio, Lance D. Brown
  • Patent number: 8758520
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • 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: 8748365
    Abstract: Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivative binding agents forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives include phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphate and NTA-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8697625
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Patent number: 8697621
    Abstract: A surfactant product includes a first effervescent material and a second effervescent material. Each effervescent material is capable of effervescence on contact with water, wherein the rate of effervescence of the first effervescent material is greater than the rate of effervescence of the second effervescent material. The first and second effervescent materials are distinct from each other and at least one of the effervescent materials envelops the other of the effervescent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cosmetic Warriors Ltd.
    Inventors: Helen Elizabeth Ambrosen, Mark Constantine, Margaret Joan Constantine, Noriko Miura, Jack Contantine
  • Patent number: 8680033
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition containing a polymer of acrylic acid, maleic acid and methacrylic acid; a carbonate; and a silicate. The composition contains carbonate and silicate in a weight ratio from 4:1 to 1:3, respectively; from 10 to 90 wt % total carbonate and silicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Marianne Patricia Creamer, Joseph Manna, Jan Edward Shulman
  • Patent number: 8669223
    Abstract: A stability enhancement agent for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions is described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salt binding agent forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salts have a molecular weight of between about 400 and about 1,500 g/mol. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphorus and NTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Kerrie Walters
  • Patent number: 8637441
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-foaming detergent, including a sodium alginate, an amylum, a sodium silicate, a citric acid, a sodium citrate, a sea salt, a sodium peroxyborate, a TAED and a borax. Herein, the non-foaming detergent further includes a sodium bicarbonate and a soapnut saponin. The preparation method of the non-foaming detergent comprises the following steps: mixing a sodium silicate and a sodium peroxyborate under stirring, mixing a soapnut saponin, a sodium alginate, an amylum, a sodium citrate, a sea salt, a sodium bicarbonate, a TAED and a borax under stirring, mixing such two mixtures, adding a citric acid therein and further mixing to obtain the non-foaming detergent. In the present invention, the prepared detergent has good solubility, strong activity at low temperature, high washing power and thorough detergency. Besides, the detergent is non-foaming and non-flavoring and the exhaust water during washing can be bio-degraded effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Newer World International Company Limited
    Inventor: Shu Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 8623151
    Abstract: A cleaning composition includes an alkali metal silicate, a polymer including maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers, and optionally water. The cleaning composition can include approximately 10% and approximately 90% by weight of at least one alkali metal silicate, greater than or equal to approximately 0.1% by weight of the polymer containing maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers, and approximately 0% to approximately 80% by weight water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8609602
    Abstract: Disclosed are cleaning solutions. More particularly, non-toxic solutions of base, water, alcohol and detergent, that effectively and surprisingly eliminate contaminating aliphatic acids in aqueous solutions. When present as a foam or even a contaminating film remaining on various parts and surfaces, aliphatic acid contaminants can be present a large and costly problem in manufacturing operations, cleaning tasks, personal hygiene. The need to remove such contaminants arises in a myriad environments and situations, such as during the manufacture of detergents, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, coring and core analysis, manipulation of oils, fuels, fermentation applications, manufacture of emollients, moisturizers, liquors, foods such as seafood, milk, butter and other dairy products, water processing, paper products, tissue culture, reusable clinical equipment, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Anatrace Products, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Travis, Ritesh Mittal, Seth M. Huff, Lijun M. Huang, Liang Tang
  • 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: 8530403
    Abstract: A solidification matrix includes a maleic-containing terpolymer, sodium carbonate, and water. The maleic-containing terpolymer, sodium carbonate, and water interact to form a hydrate solid. The solidification matrix may be used, for example, in a solid detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda L. Tjelta, Lisa M. Sanders
  • Patent number: 8476215
    Abstract: A detergent composition includes: 11 to 45 parts by weight of a natural surfactant; 25 to 35 parts by weight of mirabilite; 10 to 40 parts by weight of a water softener; 0.2 to 5 parts by weight of a chelating agent; and a balance of an additional detergent builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sheng-Chun Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Chen Chen
  • 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: 8470760
    Abstract: This invention relates to non-bleeding, non-staining colored speckles for use in granular or powdered detergents such as laundry detergents and automatic dishwashing detergents. The colored speckles are comprised of a salt or salt-containing carrier and a coloring agent and are characterized as being substantially uniformly colored throughout the cross-sectional volume of the speckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Milliken 7 Company
    Inventors: Steven Spanhove, Gregory E. Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8455425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to [1] alkali agent-containing particles which are free from deterioration of dissolvability in water and excellent in anti-caking property and which include (a) particles containing an alkali agent and having an average particle size of from 150 to 1000 ?m, and a layer of (b) clay mineral particles exhibiting a water impregnation capacity of 200% by mass or more and having an average particle size of from 1 to 200 ?m, the layer being formed on a surface of the respective particles (a); and [2] a method for suppressing caking of the alkali agent-containing particles including the step of forming a layer of the clay mineral particles (b) on a surface of the respective particles (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Sugiyama, Sachiko Yoshioka, Toshiharu Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20130123164
    Abstract: A solidification matrix includes sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer or salt or derivative thereof, and additional functional ingredients. The sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer, and additional functional ingredients interact to form a hydrate solid. The solidification matrix may be used, for example, in a solid detergent composition. Methods of making solid detergent compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: ECOLAB USA INC.
  • Publication number: 20130096045
    Abstract: The present invention comprises chlorinated and non-chlorinated alkaline cleaning compositions for removal of proteinaceous and fatty soils at low temperature, i.e. less than 120° F., with little or no deleterious affect on cleaning performance. According to the invention, applicants have found that adding additional alkalinity makes protein removal more difficult and reducing the amount of alkalinity actually improves performance. According to the invention optimized combinations of chlorine and alkalinity components for low temperature cleaning as well as a surfactant system optimized for low temperature fatty soil removal are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Xin Sun, Jacquilyne Gandara, Robert J. Ryther, Thomas R. Mohs, Walter D. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8389460
    Abstract: The present invention washes clothes using a phosphorous-free detergent composition for clothes, which contains an organic alkaline chelating agent as an essential ingredient, and an anti-soil redeposition agent, but no surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Miz Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arai, Tomoki Seo, Ryousuke Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 8361952
    Abstract: A stability enhancement agent for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions is described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salt binding agent forming a dimensionally stable composition. Preferred polyepoxysuccinic acid or polyepoxysuccinic acid metal salts have a molecular weight of between about 400 and about 1,500 g/mol. The stability enhancement composition for use in a solid detergent and solid detergent compositions are preferably biodegradable and substantially free of phosphorus and NTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Kerrie Walters
  • Patent number: 8329631
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning agent for hard surfaces which contains a surfactant combination of fatty alcohol ether sulfate and at least one further surfactant together with 10 to 40 wt. % of a water-soluble salt, may be used for manual dishwashing and is above all suitable for removing stubborn, burnt-on or dried-on soiling while being gentle on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Detlef Buisker, Heinz-Dieter Soldanski
  • Patent number: 8329630
    Abstract: Cleaner compositions, methods of making cleaners, and methods of use are disclosed. Disclosed is a method of formulating a ready-to-use degreaser composition that has extended to infinite cling time. The method of making the cleaner results in thickened compositions that are capable of removing from vertical and inverted surfaces fresh, greasy and baked-on soils encountered in the food industry. The compositions include one or more alkalinity sources, one or more chelants, one or more surfactants, one or more thickening agents, one or more solvents, one or more buffers, and as a remainder, water. Compositions prepared according to the method of the invention are substantially free of phosphorous and have a low caustic content making them user friendly, having a lower pH than commercially available cleaners. Yet the cleaners prepared according to the method of the invention are surprisingly effective at removing tenacious baked-on soils encountered in the food service industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Finison, Daniel L. Moran, Stephen T. Smith, Thomas J. Vinson, Karen O. Rigley
  • Patent number: 8309509
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Patent number: 8216989
    Abstract: A composition is provided for removing protein soil and preventing redeposition of soils onto a surface. The composition includes between about 1% and about 90% by weight sugar, between about 1% and about 80% by weight alkalinity source and between about 15 and about 10% by weight surfactant composition. The sugar may be a saccharide or a non-saccharide based sugar. The composition is substantially free of phosphorus-containing compounds and includes less than about 0.05% by weight alkali earth metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 8211842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an agent for the preventive and/or curative cleaning of materials in contact with water, characterized in that it includes sodium chloride and at least one dispersant detergent and/or a non-ionic surfactant having at least one detergent action and at least one oxidizing agent, characterized in that the oxidizing agent is selected from solid-form precursors of hydrogen peroxide and in that the cleaning agent is in solid form, such as pellets, granules, bars tablets, large pellets or powder, the salt(s) being used as binders between the various components. Another objective of the present invention is to provide a method for agglomerating the various ingredients according to the present invention, even when they are present in a liquid form. The present invention also relates to the use of the cleaning agent for the preventive and/or curative cleaning of materials in contact with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventors: Roman Gerusz, Antoine Vanlaer
  • Patent number: 8211848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid laundry detergent composition comprising multiple catalysts and water-soluble electrolyte, wherein the ratio of (i) the total reduction in activation energy in kilojoules per mole achieved by the catalysts to (ii) the electrolytic strength of the laundry detergent composition at a concentration of 1 g/l in de-ionized water and at a temperature of 25° C. in mScm?1 laundry detergent composition is at least 1000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robert Richard Dykstra, Alan Thomas Brooker, Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Gregory Scot Miracle, Neil Joseph Lant, Philip Frank Souter, Mark Forrest, Colin Ure
  • Patent number: 8206686
    Abstract: This invention provides a tablet that effervesces and significantly warms the water that it is dissolved in. The effervescence acts to break up the tablet allowing an exothermic material to rapidly dissolve releasing its heat of solution. The invention is unique in that no organic acid is required to form a conventional effervescent couple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Tower Laboratories, Ltd.
    Inventor: Allen H. Rau
  • Patent number: 8173586
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating removal composition comprising at least one weak metal binding agent, a solvent system comprising at least one alcohol or ester, and a corrosion inhibition system. A method of removing a coating from an intentionally colored concrete floor is also disclosed. Utilization of the method results in at least 70% retention of colorant component after stripping a coating from an intentionally colored concrete surface, such as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Carmine Savaglio, Lance D. Brown
  • Patent number: 8129323
    Abstract: A solid laundry detergent composition in particulate form comprising a plurality of particulate components, the composition comprises: alkyl benzene sulphonate anionic detersive surfactant; carboxylate polymer; carbonate salt; from 0% to less than 5%, by weight of the composition, of zeolite builder; from 0% to less than 5%, by weight of the composition, of phosphate builder; and essentially free silicate salt; wherein any particulate component that comprises at least 5%, by weight of the particulate component, of alkyl benzene sulphonate anionic detersive surfactant comprises a specific amount of carbonate salt to carboxylate polymer; and wherein the composition has a specific weight ratio of carbonate salt to carboxylate polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Doris Appleby, Alan Thomas Brooker
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8093197
    Abstract: Fluid reservoirs which are based on polymer substrates and are capable of storing large amounts of fluids. The storage is reliable and the reemergence from the liquid reservoir is readily controllable, for example, via the temperature or via mechanical actions, to achieve retardation of the fluid release. Also, processes for producing such fluid reservoirs and also their use, for example in washing or cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rene-Andres Artiga-Gonzalez, Hubert Harth, Mario Sturm, Frank Korber
  • Patent number: 8093200
    Abstract: A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Bartelme, Julie Marquardt, Steve E. Lentsch, Victor F. Man, Brian Robert Leafblad
  • Patent number: 8080511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising water-soluble granulates of phthalocyanine compounds, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof in washing agent and washing agent additive formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pierre Dreyer, Elke Haiss, Laure Iltis, Petr Kvita, Ullrich Menge
  • Patent number: 8071528
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Kristen A. Mills, Lee J. Monsrud, Michael Rischmiller
  • Publication number: 20110269662
    Abstract: A system for cleaning ware includes a detergent composition and a rinse solution. The detergent composition includes an alkali metal hydroxide, a corrosion inhibitor and a surfactant. The detergent includes less than about 1% of an alkali metal carbonate by weight. The rinse solution includes water and a chelating acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 8044012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detergent composition for automatic dishwashing machines, containing (A) particles containing 0.05 to 10% by mass of (a) a polymer compound having a monomer unit with a cationic group and another monomer unit with an anionic group at a molar ratio [the total number of moles of cationic groups]/[the total number of moles of anionic groups] of 30/70 to 90/10, wherein the content of the polymer compound (a) in the detergent composition is 0.05 to 1.5% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Yoshikawa, Nobuhiro Nishizawa, Takashi Kawashima, Tadashi Nishimori