Auxiliary Compositions For Cleaning, Or Processes Of Preparing (e.g., Laundering Aids, Such As Wrinkle-reducing Compositions, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/513)
  • Patent number: 11452790
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air freshening formulation. The air freshening formulation is particularly suitable for use as an aerosol air freshening product. The aerosol products of the invention are also highly suitable for use in automatic aerosol dispensing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser (Brands) Limited
    Inventors: Avijit Das, Scott Rudkin, Anne Szklarz
  • Patent number: 11235283
    Abstract: An ionic liquid and a forward osmosis process employing the same are provided. The ionic liquid has a structure represented by Formula (I) ABn??Formula (I), wherein A is n is 1 or 2; m is 0, or an integer from 1 to 7; R1 and R2 are independently methyl or ethyl; k is an integer from 3 to 8; B is i is independently 1, 2, or 3; and j is 5, 6, or 7. The forward osmosis process employing the ionic liquid is used to desalinate a brine via a forward osmosis (FO) model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Po-I Liu, Hsin Shao, Min-Chao Chang, Yi-Chun Chen, Chiung-Hui Huang, Chia-Hua Ho, David Chiuni Wang, Ren-Yang Horng
  • Patent number: 11142728
    Abstract: A laundry scent additive having polyethylene glycol and perfume. The laundry scent additive enables consumers to control the amount of scent imparted to their laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Yousef Georges Aouad
  • Patent number: 9969895
    Abstract: A process for printing on a water-soluble material using a self-dispersible pigment which comprises a carboxy-functional dispersant crosslinked around a pigment core by a crosslinking agent having at least two groups selected from oxetane, carbodiimide, hydrazide, oxazoline, aziridine, isocyanate, N-methylol, keteneimine, isocyanurate and epoxy groups. Also inks, ink-sets, printed material and ink-jet printers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip John Double, Christopher Oriakhi, Ravi Shankar
  • Patent number: 9453189
    Abstract: A laundry scent additive having polyethylene glycol and perfume. The laundry scent additive enables consumers to control the amount of scent imparted to their laundry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Yousef Georges Aouad
  • Patent number: 9455134
    Abstract: A hydrophobizing agent vapor is supplied to a substrate and a surface of the substrate including a pattern is hydrophobized. Thereafter, the substrate is dried by vaporizing the hydrophobizing agent. The substrate to be processed is maintained in a state of not contacting water until it is dried after being hydrophobized. Collapse of a pattern formed on the substrate surface is thereby suppressed or prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kimura, Tomonori Kojimaru, Tetsuya Emoto, Manabu Okutani, Masayuki Otsuji
  • Publication number: 20150140052
    Abstract: Consumer product compositions providing enhanced hydrophobic benefit agent deposition. The benefit agent is provided as a benefit agent/deposition aid emulsion, where the benefit agent is physically adsorbed to the deposition aid before the emulsion is added to the balance of ingredients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yonas Gizaw, Steven Daryl Smith, Robert Joseph McChain, Rajan Keshav Panandiker, Carola Barrera, Peter Herbert Koenig, Sumanth Narahari Jamadagni
  • Publication number: 20150126430
    Abstract: Provided are wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheets and methods of making and using the dryer sheets. In one form of the dryer sheet, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet includes an absorbent wet substrate in sheet form with a polyvinyl alcohol sheet adhered to one surface of the substrate. In another form the PVA sheet is added separately from that of the absorbent wet substrate sheet. The PVA sheet is preferably in the form of an uncoated non-woven of a thickness of 8 mil or less. The wet impregnated sheet contains a solution of quaternary ammonium salts of different water solubility. The method for using, the wrinkle reducing and deodorizing dryer sheet is added to a rotary dryer with a load of wet or dried garments to reduce wrinkling in the garments during the drying process, reduce static cling and refresh the treated clothing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jose E. Ramirez, Donna F. Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20150105312
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Spanhove, Gregory Edward Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8993811
    Abstract: Described herein are mixed ethers and cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations comprising mixed ethers. Certain mixed ethers have a melting range between ?25° C. and +70° C., wherein the width of the melting range comprises at least 30 temperature degrees and the maximum of the melting range is 35 ±10° C. These mixed ethers are obtainable for example by condensation reaction of a) 25 to 90% by weight of unbranched fatty alcohols with a chain length of 12 to 19 carbon atoms; b) 5 to 50 by weight of isostearyl alcohol; c) 0 to 35% by weight of a fatty alcohol with a chain length of 20 and/or 22 carbon atoms; and d) 0 to 25% by weight of a fatty alcohol having 8 and/or 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Dierker, Peter Kempers, Rolf Kawa, Stefan Brüning, Jadranka Milardovic, Burkhard Beckedahl, Eike Ulf Mahnke, Heinz-Josef Krüppel
  • Publication number: 20150071977
    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: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jiten Odhavji DIHORA, Johan NMN SMETS, Todd Arlin SCHWANTES
  • Publication number: 20150067972
    Abstract: A rinsing aqueous fabric care composition used to fight malodour on damp fabric. The composition comprises from about 0 wt % to about 5 wt % of anionic surfactant, from about 0 wt % to about 3 wt % of cationic surfactant, and a specifically designed perfume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Pieter Jan Maria SAVEYN, Hugo Jean Marie DEMEYERE, Jonathan Richard CLARE, Nans Elian RAVIDAT
  • Publication number: 20150050365
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed to create healthier palm oil and new food additives derived from products of the processing of Elaeis fruit that were hitherto fore discarded as waste. The pressing product of Elaeis fruit and the effluent created is treated with acidified antioxidants from olive vegetation containing hydroxytyrosol and a mixture of other polyphenols. The treated POME, palm oil and palm juice are stabilized against oxidation and their inherently nutritive components may now be harvested instead of being thrown away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Roberto Crea
  • Publication number: 20150044262
    Abstract: Core-shell capsules suitable for perfuming a consumer product comprising a polymeric shell surrounding and encapsulating a perfume-containing oil core, the mean diameter (D50) of which capsules is about 5 to 250 microns and which capsule is adapted to be ruptured to release perfume contained in the core under a rupture force of less than 2 milli Newtons (mN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Cédric Geffroy, Sophie Sonia Schreiber, Marcus James Goodall, Addi Fadel, Ian Michael Harrison
  • Publication number: 20150044264
    Abstract: Alkyl and/or alkenyl glycerol carbamate prepared by reacting a carbonate selected from the group consisting of glycerol carbonate, diglycerol carbonate, polyglycerol carbonate and mixtures thereof, with an amine of the general formula (I): HNR1R2??(I) wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups and alkenyl groups having from 1 to 22 carbon atoms and R2 represents a hydrocarbon group selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups and alkenyl groups having from 4 to 22 carbon atoms, and cyclic alkyl groups having 5 or 6 carbon atoms, are described along with methods for their use as pearlizing agents in surface-active preparations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bin Gu, Brajesh Jha, Sithamalli Chandramouli, Jie Yang
  • Publication number: 20150031590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising granules of phthalocyanine compounds, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use thereof in washing agent and additive formulations. The composition comprises a) At least one water-soluble phthalocyanine compound; b) At least one cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone component; c) At least one hydrophilic binding agent; and, optionally, d) Further additives suitable for the preparation of solid agglomerates; and may be liquid, solid, paste-like or gel-like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ullrich Menge, Gunther Schlingloff, Frank Bachmann, Andreas Lindenmaier
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140356463
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for obtaining citrus fiber from citrus peel. Citrus fiber is obtained having a c* close packing concentration value of less than 3.8 wt % anhydrous base. The citrus fiber can be used in food products, feed products, beverages, personal care products, pharmaceutical products or detergent products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cargill, Incorporated
    Inventors: Todd Walter Gusek, Jacques André Christian Mazoyer, David Hiram Reeder, Joël René Pierre Wallecan
  • Patent number: 8888865
    Abstract: This application relates to thiophene azo carboxylate dyes for use as hueing agents, laundry care compositions comprising such dyes that may serve as hueing agents, processes for making such dyes and laundry care compositions and methods of using the same. The aforementioned dyes contain a formally charged moiety and are generally comprised of at least two components: at least one chromophore component and at least one polymeric component. Suitable chromophore components generally fluoresce blue, red, violet, or purple color when exposed to ultraviolet light, or they may absorb light to reflect these same shades. Such dyes are advantageous in providing a hueing effect, for example, a whitening effect to fabrics, while not building up over time and causing undesirable blue discoloration to the treated fabrics. Such dyes are also generally stable to bleaching agents used in laundry care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Eduardo Torres, John David Bruhnke, Sanjeev Kumar Dey
  • Publication number: 20140329428
    Abstract: The personal care compositions of the present invention are in the form of an Article comprising a dissolvable fibrous web structure. The fibers of the dissolvable fibrous web structure comprise a surfactant; a water soluble polymeric structurant; and a plasticizer. Additionally the ratio of the water soluble water soluble polymeric structurant to the active agent in the fiber is 3.5 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, JR., Rajeev Chhabra, William Maxwell Allen, JR., Jonathan Paul Brennan
  • Publication number: 20140323384
    Abstract: A particulate material comprising a bleach catalyst wherein the particles of the bleach catalyst have a coating and the weight ratio of the coating to the bleach catalyst is in the range of from 10-60 wt %. The particulate material exhibits good stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Kai HEPPERT, Stefan FREY, Ralf WIEDEMANN, Ralf HOFSAESS, Christian SCHNEEWEISS
  • Publication number: 20140274869
    Abstract: Dryer products for imparting desired properties onto fabric during multiple drying cycles in laundry dryers and methods for fabricating dryer products are provided herein. In one embodiment, a dryer product is provided for use during multiple drying cycles in a laundry dryer and includes a solid body comprising a polymeric material. The dryer product further includes an active compound in and/or on the solid body. The dryer product is configured to release the active compound during a selected number of drying cycles at a temperature of from about 40° C. to about 100° C. The solid body is configured to fray after the selected number of drying cycles to indicate end-of-life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Dial Corporation
    Inventors: Tasha Zander, Jeffrey Bankers
  • Publication number: 20140274868
    Abstract: A laundry treatment composition for reducing dye transfer from laundry during a treating cycle of operation in a laundry treating appliance includes a first dye transfer inhibitor (DTI), a second DTI, and a third DTI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAUSTAV GHOSH, WILLIAM L. MURCH, MIR A. QUDDUS, JASON M. SCHNEEMANN
  • Publication number: 20140227790
    Abstract: A method of creating a protective coating on an alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid is provided. The method includes providing carbon dioxide to an alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid and allowing the alkali metal hydroxide and carbon dioxide to react thereby forming a carbonate or bicarbonate-containing layer on the exterior of the solid wherein the carbonate or bicarbonate-containing layer is non-hygroscopic and water soluble, and wherein greater than 80% of the hydroxide in the hydroxide-containing solid does not react with the carbon dioxide, and further wherein the alkali metal hydroxide-containing solid is substantially free of lithium hydroxide. A method of testing for the presence of carbonate-containing coating on an alkali metal hydroxide containing solid is also provided. The method includes exposing the coated solid to 95 weight percent ethanol, collecting the ethanol effluent and testing the effluent for alkali metal hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Mark P. Peterson, Keith E. Olson
  • Publication number: 20140225021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a dispersion and to the use of a protein hydrolysate as a dispersant or dispersing agent. In particular, the invention relates to a method for producing a suspension as well as the use of a protein hydrolysate as a dispersant in a suspension. According to the invention it is proposed to use in particular hydrolysates of proteins with a consecutive sequence of amino acids with polar and nonpolar side groups as dispersants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: OTC GMBH
    Inventors: Gerd Dahms, Andreas Jung
  • Patent number: 8796342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of oil thickeners and in particular oil gels. Embodiments of the present invention relate for example to a an oil composition containing at least one complex comprising an oil dispersible emulsifier and protein fibers and preparations comprising such oil compositions; the use of such complexes as oil thickeners, and a method to produce the complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Gabriela Savin, Veronique Clement, Jin-Mi Jung, Raffaele Mezzenga, Martin Leser
  • Patent number: 8765652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to reagents for use in deactivating nucleic acids and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Gen-Probe Incorporated
    Inventors: Norman C. Nelson, Kenneth A. Browne, Lizhong Dai, James Russell, Mark E. Filipowsky, Margarita B. Kaminsky, Daniel L. Kacian
  • Publication number: 20140179591
    Abstract: The structuring ability of fluid compositions comprising an amido-gellant or HEUR polymeric structurant can be improved with the addition of a cosmotrope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Susana FERNANDEZ PRIETO, Johan SMETS, Vincent Josep NEBOT CARDA, Beatriu ESCUDER GIL, Juan Felipe MIRAVET CELADES
  • Patent number: 8759275
    Abstract: The present application relates to high efficiency particles and compositions, such as consumer products, comprising such high efficiency particles as well as processes for making and using such high efficiency particles and compositions comprising such high efficiency particles. Such high efficiency particles and compositions provide enhanced benefit agent delivery to a situs that is treated with such high efficiency particles and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johan Smets, Pascale Claire Annick Vansteenwinckel, Yonas Gizaw, Frank Hulskotter, Dieter Boeckh, Hans-Joachim Haehnle
  • Patent number: 8748366
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a spray-dried powder containing at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound of a formula MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2, where R is a C1-12-alkyl and M is an alkali metal, the process including: preparing an aqueous solution containing the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound; concurrently passing the aqueous solution and air into a spray-drying apparatus; atomizing the aqueous solution by feeding the aqueous solution onto a rotating disk or by compressing the aqueous solution with a pump to a pressure of ?20 bar absolute, to obtain fine liquid droplets; and drying the droplets, to obtain the spray-dried powder, where a temperature gradient between the aqueous solution and the air is in a range from 70 to 350° C., and a content of the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound in the aqueous solution is ?84% by weight, based on a total weight of the dry mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Michael Schoenherr, Robert Heinz, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Patent number: 8716212
    Abstract: The invention relates to an article for washing textiles able to absorb colorant substances (4) dissolved in the washing fluid (5) constituted by a flat matrix comprising at least a support material and at least an absorbing agent of colorant substances (4) borne by the support material. The flat matrix is folded and/or rolled-up on itself and compressed to define the conformation of the article (1), and in that the folded and/or rolled-up material compressed on itself is able to unfold and/or unroll when the article (1) is placed in contact with the washing fluid (5) in order to enable the article (1), with the unfolded and/or unrolled matrix, to absorb the colorant substances (4) present in the washing fluid (5) by means of the absorbing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Orlandi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Scheda
  • Publication number: 20140121146
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 8709991
    Abstract: The current disclosure relates to a silica-based particle containing at least approximately 5% silica by solid weight, at least approximately 15% alkali metal salt by solid weight; and at least approximately 15% water by total weight. Another embodiment of the disclosure relates to a detergent containing a silica/alkali metal salt particle and also containing at least a surfactant. Still another embodiment relates to a method of producing a silica/alkali metal salt particle. According to the method, one may combine a metal silicate and an amount of at least one acid source sufficient to form silica from the silicate and at least one alkali metal salt from the metal and acid, precipitate the silica to form precipitated silica, and, without washing the precipitated silica to remove the alkali metal salt, form a particle comprising the precipitated silica and at least approximately 15% alkali metal salt by solid weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Paben Proyectos Estrategicos, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Enrique Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20140094398
    Abstract: The need for a highly concentrated enzyme stabilizer premix, which is both physically and chemically stable, is met by dissolving phenyl boronic acid, or a derivative thereof, to form a premix comprising an organic solvent, while limiting the amount of water present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Serge Omer Alfons Jean THOOFT, Jean-Pol BOUTIQUE, Regine LABEQUE
  • Publication number: 20140086965
    Abstract: Spray drying microcapsules with particulates, the microcapsules that result from such spray drying, and compositions and methods of making said compositions including the spray-dried microcapsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jiten Odhavji DIHORA, Jonathan Robert CETTI, Steven Edward WITT, Jianjun Justin LI
  • Publication number: 20140082851
    Abstract: The present invention relates to thiazolium dyes, laundry care compositions comprising one or more thiazolium dyes, processes of making such dyes and laundry care compositions and methods of using same. The dyes, compositions and methods of the present invention are advantageous in providing improved hueing of fabric, including whitening of white fabric, while avoiding significant build up of bluing dyes on the fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Eugene Steven Sadlowski, Muill Lim, Manuela Javet, Cecile Pasquier, Brian Joseph Loughnane, Michael David Cummings, Donna D'Angelo Morrall, Kevin Lee Kott, Keith Homer Baker, Eduardo Torres, Laurent D. Keiken, Patrick D. Moore, Dominick J. Valenti, Robert L. Mahaffey
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130345111
    Abstract: The present invention is a solid rinse aid composition and methods of making and using the same. Applicants have surprisingly found that the crystal modifier sodium xylene sulfonate (short chain alkyl benzene or alkyl naphthalene sulfonates) at higher percentage can act as a solidification agent. The solid rinse aid composition generally includes an short chain alkyl benzene or alkyl naphthalene sulfonates solidification agent and an effective amount of a surfactant which can include a sheeting agent component, defoamer component and/or association disruption agent. The solid rinse aid composition may be phosphate-free, aminocarboxylate-free, and GRAS if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Melissa Hunter
  • Publication number: 20130345112
    Abstract: The invention includes a solid rinse aid that is particularly designed for pressed or extrusion solid formation and which is effective for spotless surfaces after rinsing, especially rinsing metals without corrosion. According to the invention, a solid acid is combined with a short-chain alkylbenzene and alkyl naphthalene sulfonate. The short-chain alkylbenzene and alkyl naphthalene sulfonate act as a solidification agent as well as a hydrotrope, and total dissolved solid (TDS) active and are combined with at least one nonionic low foaming surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Xin Sun, Derrick Anderson, Kelsey West, Janel Marie Kieffer, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Melissa Hunter
  • Publication number: 20130337023
    Abstract: Polyurea capsules that encapsulate active materials in polymeric walls resulting from the polymerization of an aliphatic polyisocyanate and a cross-linking agent such as a diamine, amphoteric amine or guanidine amine/salt are provided as are consumer products containing said polyurea capsules and for methods for producing such capsules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Yabin Lei, Li Xu, Carol Joyce
  • Publication number: 20130336905
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions that exhibit enhanced clarity, higher viscosity, or both enhanced clarity and higher viscosity for a wide range of application arts, such as personal care compositions. The compositions have lightly- to moderately-crosslinked PVP and at least one additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Hani M. Fares, Christine M. Barrett, Tracey Ross
  • Publication number: 20130303431
    Abstract: The present application relates to a visually perceivable image-forming dye scavenging article capable of absorbing and/or inhibiting transfer of fugitive dyes released during laundering, the article comprising (i) a support substrate with an imprint of an image on at least one surface of the substrate; (ii) at least one dye scavenging compound fixably adhered to the imprinted image; (iii) optionally, a film forming agent; (iv) optionally, a cross-linking agent; (v) optionally, a rheology modifying agent; and (vi) optionally, a catalyst to accelerate the polymerization reaction. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the article and use of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Surya Kamin
  • Publication number: 20130274170
    Abstract: An aqueous viscoelastic composition is provided comprising at least one viscoelastic surfactant, and at least one hydrophobically modified polymer, which is formed from polymerization of ethylenically unsaturated monomers; has a number average molecular weight of from 1,000 to 100,000 Da; and to a level of at least 0.1 mole %, based on the amount of monomer units in the polymer, contains monomeric units each covalently bonded to a pendant, optionally alkoxylated, hydrocarbyl group having from 6 to 40 carbon atoms, said pendant, optionally alkoxylated, hydrocarbyl group being connected to the backbone of said hydrophobically modified polymer via a non-ester containing linking group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Qingwen Wendy Yuan-Huffman, Klin Aloysius Rodrigues, Jian Zhou, Stuart Peter Robert Holt, Elliot Isaac Band
  • Publication number: 20130267452
    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: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steven Spanhove, Gregory Eduard Fernandes
  • Publication number: 20130252875
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are liquid personal care cleansing compositions comprising a carrier (e.g., aqueous), a detergent surfactant for personal cleansing (i.e., hair, skin, or nails), and a thickening system that may include components that are naturally-derived and naturally-processed. The thickening system includes a gum, a lactate, and a lactylate, and is substantially free of synthetic amides such as ethanolamines. The lactate and lactylate have surprisingly been found to break the gelatinous, gooey blob characteristics that result when thickening with a natural gum alone, resulting in a homogenous smooth consistency to the personal care composition thickened with the thickener system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Alla Merces
  • Publication number: 20130251650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a stabilizing composition comprising (a) an effective stabilizing amount of at least one merocyanine derivative having an absorption maximum of 350 to 400 nm, and (b) at least one UV filter selected from benzotriazole derivatives; and optionally (c) at least one excited state quencher; for the protection of body care and household products against the deleterious effects of light, heat and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Winkler, Oliver Reich, Alexander Mantler, Michael Schork
  • Publication number: 20130245131
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processes for the recovery of ethanol from a crude ethanol product obtained from the hydrogenation of a mixed oxygenate stream comprising ethyl acetate and acetaldehyde. The crude ethanol product is separated in at least one distillation column to product ethanol. The mixed oxygenate stream may be obtained from syngas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zhou, Radmila Jevtic, Victor J. Johnston, Heiko Weiner
  • Publication number: 20130224132
    Abstract: The present invention provides a colouring pre-mix for use in colouring of a cosmetic composition and a coloured cosmetic composition including the same, wherein the colouring pre-mix includes 45-80 wt-% benzyl benzoate; 20-49 wt-% dipropylene glycol; 0.00001-5 wt-% colouring plant extracts; and optionally 0.00001-5 wt-% colorants; with the provision that the content of benzyl benzoate exceeds the content of dipropylene glycol, wherein all data given in wt-% refer to the total weight of the colouring pre-mix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: COTY INC.
    Inventor: COTY INC.
  • Patent number: 8518867
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid, textile or skin care composition which comprises a water-soluble carrier, a textile-softening clay and a textile or skin care compound. The invention especially relates to a solid, textile or skin care composition wherein the water-soluble carrier is particulate and is coated with a powder comprising the softening clay and the textile or skin care compound. The invention also relates to textile-softening detergents or cleaning agents which comprise the textile or skin care composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Konstanze Mayer, Karl-Heinz Scheffler, Rene-Andres Artiga-Gonzalez, Mario Sturm, Tobias Segler
  • Publication number: 20130217787
    Abstract: Described herein are mixed ethers and cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical preparations comprising mixed ethers. Certain mixed ethers have a melting range between ?25° C. and +70° C., wherein the width of the melting range comprises at least 30 temperature degrees and the maximum of the melting range is 35±10° C. These mixed ethers are obtainable for example by condensation reaction of a) 25 to 90% by weight of unbranched fatty alcohols with a chain length of 12 to 18 carbon atoms; b) 5 to 50% by weight of isostearyl alcohol; c) 0 to 35% by weight of a fatty alcohol with a chain length of 20 and/or 22 carbon atoms; and d) 0 to 25% by weight of a fatty alcohol having 8 and/or 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: BASF SE