Surfactant Composition For Cleaning Agents (other Than Raw Soap) Patents (Class 510/535)
  • Patent number: 10695276
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a production method of a composition containing (A) glycerol and (B) glycine, which includes using glycerol substantially free of dihydroxyacetone or having a dihydroxyacetone content of not more than 150 ppm. According to the present invention, a composition, particularly a cosmetic composition, having a moist feeling but free of stickiness and showing suppressed coloration can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
    Inventor: Rina Yumioka
  • Patent number: 10407825
    Abstract: A dye additive suitable for use in improving the dyeing of aramid fibers includes non-water components dissolved in water. The non-water components include about 20-25% (w/w) sodium or potassium nitrate; about 20-25% (w/w) ketone solvent; about 30-40% (w/w) aromatic solvent; about 1-5% (w/w) of each of glycol ether, biodegradable solvent, acetic acid 56% strength or equivalent or equivalent amount of formic acid, brine salt, sodium or potassium hydroxide, and phenylenediamine, about 1-10% (w/w) of each of a strong acid, hydroxycarboxylic acid, and lanolin; wherein the water makes up about 50-70% of the weight of the dye additive and the non-water components make up about 30-50% of the dye additive. The dye additive may be added to a dye bath at a w/w percentage of about 0.25% to about 6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Tyler Daugherty
  • Patent number: 9915028
    Abstract: A dye additive suitable for use in improving the dyeing of aramid fibers includes non-water components dissolved in water. The non-water components include about 20-25% (w/w) sodium or potassium nitrate; about 20-25% (w/w) ketone solvent; about 30-40% (w/w) aromatic solvent; about 1-5% (w/w) of each of glycol ether, biodegradable solvent, acetic acid 56% strength or equivalent or equivalent amount of formic acid, brine salt, sodium or potassium hydroxide, and phenylenediamine, about 1-10% (w/w) of each of a strong acid, hydroxycarboxylic acid, and lanolin; wherein the water makes up about 50-70% of the weight of the dye additive and the non-water components make up about 30-50% of the dye additive. The dye additive may be added to a dye bath at a w/w percentage of about 0.25% to about 6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Tyler Daugherty
  • Patent number: 8999910
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition comprises (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7, (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?-(A0)n-OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or—OCH2CH(CH3)—; the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6 and (c) from 5 to 50% by weight of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Publication number: 20150087724
    Abstract: Unsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylates, processes for making them, and methods of using them are disclosed. In one aspect, a monounsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylate is made by reducing a metathesis-derived monounsaturated alkyl ester, followed by alkoxylation of the resulting monounsaturated alcohol. Microscopy reveals that the monounsaturated alkoxylates have isotropic and lamellar phases over a wider range of actives levels compared with their saturated analogs. This attribute expands formulating latitude for many end-use applications. The unsaturated fatty alcohol alkoxylates are valuable in, for example, agricultural solvents, nonionic emulsifiers for agricultural compositions, hard surface cleaners, laundry detergents, specialty foams, additives or surfactants for paints or coatings, and surfactant compositions for enhanced oil recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Allen, Marcos Alonso, Mary Beddaoui, Randal J. Bernhardt, Aaron Brown, Xue Min Dong, Wilma Gorman, John Hutchison, Gary Luebke, Renee Luka, Franz Luxem, Andrew D. Malec, Ronald A Masters, Dennis S Murphy, Patti Skelton, Brian Sook, Chris Spaulding, Michael Wiester, Patrick Shane Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8968482
    Abstract: The need for a method for hand washing dishes by direct application of an easily pourable liquid detergent composition, that delivers great grease cleaning with an excellent sudsing profile, is met by a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition comprising small amounts of a branched alkoxylated nonionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Ikram El Idrissi, Ashmita Randhawa, Gang Si
  • Patent number: 8961700
    Abstract: Disclosed are aqueous, concentrated dilutable liquid cleaning compositions comprising one or more anionic surfactants, one or more non-ionic surfactants, and an electrolyte, preferably in combination with one or more amphoteric surfactants, having a total active matter higher than 45 wt % based on the sum of the surfactants above that exhibit a controllable viscosity profile that is satisfactory to the consumer while being easy to dilute, providing fast enough a diluted, a medium diluted or a highly diluted cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: KAO Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Elisabet Moragas Arjant, Blanca Nogues Lopez
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8916512
    Abstract: A surfactant component and a composition comprising the same are provided. The surfactant component comprises a first surfactant, a second surfactant, and water. The first surfactant comprises an alcohol alkoxylate having a high degree of alkoxylation of greater than 30 to 150. The first surfactant is present in an amount of from 1% to 50% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant is present in an amount of at least 5% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. Water is present in an amount of from 20% to 90% by weight based on the total weight of the surfactant component. The second surfactant enables higher concentrations of the first surfactant in water to be achieved without gelling than what has been accomplished to date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Richard J. Holland, Mary A. Kinsella, Mark Thompson
  • Patent number: 8901063
    Abstract: A detergent emulsifier for laundry and other hard surface cleaning using an APE-free surfactant blend is disclosed. The emulsifier system is efficacious for removal of oily soils and greasy food removal. The compositions according to the invention include linear and branched fatty alcohol ethoxylates and ethoxylate propoxylate block copolymers. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Sukhwan Soontravanich, Stephan Hubig, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8877091
    Abstract: This invention relates to a novel non-aqueous liquid oxygen bleach composition prepared by dispersing solid peroxygen compound in the liquid in which the content of an anhydrous non-polar organic solvent and a non-ionic and anionic surfactant is controlled. The composition is formed in a high viscous paste or a gel-type suspension and can be used as a multi-purpose composition, for example, the bleach and stain remover of clothes and the cleanser of bathroom and kitchen since they have a chemical/physical stability of no loss of available oxygen, an excellent bleaching and cleaning ability due to their alkaline pH range, no change of viscosity or no phase separation during the storage and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: D C Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se In Yang, Kyung Keun Yoo, Yong Il Kim, Young Ran Lee
  • Patent number: 8871704
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition is provided that includes: (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7; (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?—(A0)n—OH, wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or —OCH2CH(CH3)—, the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6; and (c) from 5 to 50% by volume of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8822401
    Abstract: A water-soluble surfactant composition is provided comprising (A) a glycidyl ether-capped acetylenic diol ethoxylate and (B) a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether having an HLB of 8-18. When compounded in inks and paper coatings, the surfactant composition exerts improved foam controlling, dispersing, wetting and penetrating capabilities, is water soluble, and complies with high-speed printing and application conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nissin Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mizusaki, Ichiro Tanii
  • Patent number: 8802616
    Abstract: A detergent composition having at least two components. The first component is from 8 to 50 wt % surfactants. The second component is from 0.05 to 4 wt % of a polymer which has polymerized residues of 40 to 80 wt % C1-C4 alkyl acrylates, 20 to 52 wt % C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers, and 0 to 10 wt % of monomers having an alkyl group having at least ten carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph Manna, Roy Roberts, Jan Edward Shulman
  • Patent number: 8802607
    Abstract: A composition comprising a) a surfactant comprising an anionic surfactant; b) at least 8 weight % of the composition of a C12-18 fatty alcohol, and c) water. A cleansing method includes applying the composition to skin or hair and washing, and optionally rinsing with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Aixing Fan, Jeffrey Mastrull, Edward Simpson
  • Patent number: 8772359
    Abstract: Surfactant systems are provided using microfibrous cellulose to suspend particulates. In one embodiment the surfactant system includes a microfibrous cellulose at a concentration from about 0.05% to about 1.0% (w/w), a surfactant at a concentration of about 51% to about 99% (w/w active surfactant), and a suspended particulate. Also provided herein are methods for preparing surfactant systems including microfibrous cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Swazey
  • 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: 8716213
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francesc Corominas
  • Patent number: 8715702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a controlled release carrier system that can be incorporated into rinse-off application products containing at least one surfactant such as heavy duty liquids (HDL), Rinse Cycle Fabric Softeners (RCFS), Shampoos, Hair Conditioners, Shower Gels, cleansing products, and that enhance deposition of lipophilic active materials like fragrance, fine perfumes, flavors and other volatile compounds onto a surface. The fragrance composition is encapsulated within a shell comprising a silicon-containing material and the shell has a mean diameter size which is lower than 30 micrometer. The surfactant composition containing the fragrance composition is washed off and the fragrance is progressively released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Fabrizio Galeone, Lorry Deklippel, Leon Andre Marteaux, Stephane Ugazio
  • Patent number: 8703691
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francese Corominas
  • Publication number: 20140094397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to external structuring system(s) (ESS) comprising crystallized triglycerides including crystallized hydrogenated castor oil (HCO), surfactant and organic non-amino functional alcohols to reduce shear sensitivity. The present invention also relates to laundry detergent compositions in liquid or gel form comprising ESS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincenzo GUIDA, Joris MEERT
  • Publication number: 20140051622
    Abstract: An oil-in-water emulsion comprising droplets of a molten hydrogenated castor oil, the droplets having a mean diameter of between 0.1 ?m and 4 ?m; and an anionic surfactant; and wherein the mean diameter is measured when the emulsion is at a temperature of between 85° C. and 95° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Niels DE MEIRLEIR, Walter August Maria BROECKX, Linda PELLENS
  • Patent number: 8628682
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a fluorosurfactant and a hydrotrope are disclosed. The hydrotropes are either cationic or anionic benzene derivatives comprising fluoro-substituted functional groups and polar groups. The compositions are useful in various surfactant applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Thomas G. Calvarese, Yamaira Gonzalez, Viacheslav A. Petrov, Weiming Qiu, Anilkumar Raghavanpillai
  • Patent number: 8540823
    Abstract: A cleaning composition that contains film flakes with beneficial ingredients. The composition with the film flakes releases the beneficial ingredients when it is delivered to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Karen Drehs, Amjad Farooq, Thomas Boyd, Cynthia McCullar Murphy, Melissa Fleckenstein
  • Patent number: 8476217
    Abstract: The present invention provides the nonionic surfactant represented by the formula (1): R—O—(PO)m-(EO)n—H??(1) wherein, R represents a saturated linear-chain hydrocarbon group having 8 to 18 carbon atoms, and n-octyl groups are 20 to 80% by mole of the saturated linear-chain hydrocarbon groups, n-decyl groups are 0 to 10% by mole of the saturated linear-chain hydrocarbon groups, and saturated linear-chain hydrocarbon groups having 12 to 18 carbon atoms are 20 to 80% by mole of the saturated linear-chain hydrocarbon groups; PO represents a propyleneoxy group; EO represents an ethyleneoxy group; m represents an average addition mole number of propyleneoxy groups ranging from 0.1 to 5; n represents an average addition mole number of ethyleneoxy groups ranging from 0.5 to 20; and (PO)m and (EO)n are bonded as blocks in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Nomura, Satoru Kijima, Katsuhisa Inoue, Tetsuaki Fukushima, Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 8449626
    Abstract: Described is a method of cleaning a white load in a laundry machine, preferably a professional laundry machine, the method comprises subjecting the load to at least two washing steps and wherein the method comprises the steps of delivering bleach and subsequently a whitening additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Francesco De Buzzaccarini, Rapheal Angeline Alfons Ceulemans, Edward Robert Offshack
  • Publication number: 20130053300
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel mixtures of near terminal-branched compounds and derivatives thereof. Further disclosed are methods of making these mixtures, and uses of these mixtures in cleaning compositions (e.g., dishcare, laundry, hard surface cleaners,) and/or personal care compositions (e.g., skin cleansers, shampoo, hair conditioners).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Scheibel, David Johnathan Kitko, Jun Xu, Charles Winston Saunders, Kenneth Nathan Price, Stephanie Ann Urbin, Phillip Richard Green
  • Publication number: 20130029899
    Abstract: A surfactant concentrate is provided that includes (i) from 35% to 90% by weight a C8-C22 acyl amido surfactant of structure (I) wherein R is a C7-C22 saturated or unsaturated alkyl radical; R2 is hydrogen, CH2COOX or a C1-C5 alkyl radical; R3 is hydrogen; R4 is selected from the group consisting of (CH2)mCO2X, (CH2)mSO3X, CH2NR2(CH2)mOH and glucosyl radicals; R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyphenyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C10 alkyl, benzyl, hydroxybenzyl, alkylcarbamido, thioalkyl, and carboxylic radicals; X is selected from hydrogen, metal ions, amine salts and C1-C4 alkyl radicals; and m ranges from 0 to 6; and (ii) from 10 to 60% by weight of polyol; and (iii) from 1 to 20% by weight of C8-C22 fatty acids; and wherein the concentrate has a pH ranging from 9 to 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER
    Inventors: Kevin David Hermanson, Bijan Harichian, Martin Swanson Vethamuthu
  • Patent number: 8338356
    Abstract: Provided is a surfactant composition having wide pH stability. The composition is useful for various applications, including textile processing. The composition comprises: a nonionic surfactant of formula (I): R1—O—[(CH2CH(R2)—O)x(CH2CH2O)y]z—H, wherein R1, R2, x, y, and z are defined herein, together with an anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Jianhai Mu, Xiao Hua Wang, Pierre T. Varineau, Kirk R. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20120316099
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer and a carrier and composition comprising a superhydrophilic amphiphilic copolymer, a micellar thickener and a carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Fevola, Franck C. Sun, Joseph J. LiBrizzi, Joseph B. Gardner, Russel M. Walters
  • Patent number: 8317879
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions and methods to reduce smoking and/or haze during a heated laundry process. The compositions include a smoke reducing surfactant package and a detersive surfactant containing an amount of free alcohol. The smoke reducing surfactant package includes an anionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant or mixtures thereof. The surfactants are selected such that the amount of smoke or haze produced is reduced and or eliminated when garments contacted with the compositions containing the surfactants are heated to at least about 250° F. Methods of using the compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie D. Sowle, Matthew A. Bilski, Max M. Guzman, Stephan M. Hubig
  • Patent number: 8318656
    Abstract: Production processes and systems are provided that include reacting halogenated compounds, dehalogenating compounds, reacting alcohol's, reacting olefins and a saturated compounds, reacting reactants having at least two —CF3 groups with reactants having cyclic groups, RF-compositions such as RF-intermediates, RF-surfactants, RF-monomers, RF-monomer units, RF-metal complexes, RF-phosphate esters, RF-glycols, RF-urethanes, and or RF-foam stabilizers. The RF portion can include at least two groups —CF3 groups, at least three —CF3 groups, and/or at least two —CF3 groups and at least two —CH2 groups. Detergents, emulsifiers, paints, adhesives, inks, wetting agents, foamers, and defoamers including the Rf-surfactant composition are provided. Acrylics, resins, and polymers are provided that include a RF-monomer unit. Compositions are provided that include a substrate having a RF-composition thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Janet Boggs, Stephan Brandstadter, John Chien, Vimal Sharma, E. Bradley Edwards, Vicki Hedrick, Andrew Jackson, Gregory Leman, Edward Norman, Robert Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20120289448
    Abstract: The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. This system forms emulsions with, and can remove greasy and oily stains, even those comprised of non-trans fats. The compositions may be used alone, as a pre-spotter or other pre-treatment or as a part of a soft surface or hard surface cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Michael Charles DeNoma, Susan Maloney Viall, Steven Eugene Lentsch, Yvonne Marie Killeen
  • Publication number: 20120277140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous surfactant systems that in diluted or undiluted form may be used for cleaning surfaces or may be used as an active cleaning base in various ready-to-use (or in-use) aqueous cleaning compositions suitable for surface cleaning. The invention also relates to a cleaning system comprising a surfactant system of the invention. According to the invention the cleaning efficacy of the surfactant system or cleaning system is increased by reducing or minimizing the size of the surfactants typically used in surfactant systems and reducing or minimizing the water solubility of the surfactant system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: NOVOZYMES BIOLOGICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Edmund Kellar, Christina Edwards
  • Patent number: 8283304
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions in the form of nano- or micro-emulsions and containing one or more green surfactants are disclosed. The composition may further include one or more green linkers. The presence of two or more green surfactants may synergistically improve the cleaning performance of the composition. Moreover, the presence of the one or more green linkers may also synergistically improve the soil removal or streak reduction performance of the composition. The composition may further include additional natural actives, such as natural fragrances, natural insecticides, natural insect repellants, and natural oils to provide prolonged release of the natural actives in a controlled manner. The green surfactants not only improve the ecological profile of the disclosed compositions but also allow the formation of stable micro- or nano-emulsions at room temperature with good cleaning performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Marie-Esther Saint Victor
  • Publication number: 20120214725
    Abstract: A process that degasses a structured surfactant composition that comprises at least one surfactant, water, and at least one suspending agent chosen from polysaccharides, gums, and celluloses. By degassing the composition, the suspending agent can form a structured system. Gas, such as air bubbles, disrupts the formation of the structuring system, which reduces the ability of the composition to suspend materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Melissa Marie Fleckenstein, Deborah Ann Peru, Kevin Mark Kinscherf, Robert Tavares, Cynthia Murphy, Dipak Patel, John Pettinari, Robert D'Ambrogio, Jodie Berta, Andrei Potanin
  • Publication number: 20120177709
    Abstract: An aqueous, low pH structured surfactant composition, contains, based on 100 parts by weight of the composition, from about 3 parts by weight to about 40 parts by weight of one or more anionic surfactants selected from anionic phosphate ester surfactants, anionic sulfonate surfactants, and anionic carboxylate surfactants, wherein the composition exhibits a pH of less than about 5, exhibits shear-thinning viscosity, and is capable of suspending water insoluble or partially water soluble components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: RHODIA OPERATIONS
    Inventors: Seren FRANTZ, Stewart Alexander Warbuton
  • Patent number: 8211949
    Abstract: Novel mixtures of long-chain (C10-C20) olefins are functionalized by conversion to aldehydes using an OXO process, or to sulfates, sulfonates, sulfones, sulfides, or sulfoxides by direct sulfonation. The aldehydes may then be hydrogenated to form alcohols, or aminated to form amines or amides. The olefins starting mixture may be acquired as a byproduct of the tetramerization of ethylene in the presence of certain chromium-containing tetramerization catalysts. The functionalized mixtures, and derivatives prepared therefrom such as alkoxylates prepared from the alcohols, may be useful as surfactants that may offer improved performance in many applications, while their preparation based on a byproduct mixture reduces their cost and also reduces waste-handling issues for this non-targeted stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Pierre T. Varineau, Brian W. Kolthammer, Aaron W. Sanders, David A. Wilson, Kara S. Weber, Robert Kirk Thompson, Cynthia L. Rand, Thomas C. Eisenschmid
  • Patent number: 8192552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detergent composition, suitable for use in dish washing or laundry, comprising at least 15% of a detersive surfactant(s), and a block copolymer, selected from the group consisting of (block A)-(block B) diblock copolymers, (block A)-(block B)-(block A) triblock copolymers, and (block B)-(block A)-(block B) triblock copolymers, wherein block A and block B derive from alpha ethylenically unsaturated monomers, at least one block being water-soluble. The detergent compositions provide an increased cleaning, and/or a decreased redeposition of the fatty substances once they are removed from a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventor: Jeanne Chang
  • Patent number: 8142714
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a cleaning agent that contains surfactants and has a pH value of at least 11 when diluted in an aqueous solution and ready for use. Said cleaning agent is used to destabilize prions during mechanical and manual cleaning and/or disinfection of medical and/or surgical instruments and appliances. It has been recognized that this combination enables a reliable destabilization of prions during the mechanical reconditioning of surgical instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Chemische Fabrik Dr. Weigert GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Petra Tiarks, Jurgen Staffeldt
  • Publication number: 20120066840
    Abstract: The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. This system forms emulsions with, and can remove greasy and oily stains, even those comprised of non-trans fats. In another embodiment anionic surfactants are combined with a solvent, and amine oxide to remove sunscreen stains. The compositions may be used alone, as a pre-spotter or other pre-treatment or as a part of a soft surface or hard surface cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: VICTOR FUK-PONG MAN, MICHAEL CHARLES DeNOMA, YVONNE MARIE KILLEEN, STEVEN EUGENE LENTSCH
  • Patent number: 8133855
    Abstract: A dilutable concentrated hard surface cleaning composition which comprises (preferably consists essentially of): a detersive nonionic surfactant based on an alcohol alkoxylate; a detersive surfactant based on glucoside surfactants; an alkanolamine; water in an amount of at least 75% wt., preferably at least about 80% wt., and optionally one or more further optional constituents, including a polyacrylate polymer, fragrances, colorants, etc. with the proviso that the compositions exclude one or more of: (a) organic acids, (b) inorganic acids, (c) organic solvents selected from glycols, glycol ethers, ether acetates, and alcohols, (d) thickeners, and (e) chelating agents based on nitrogen containing organic compounds which include a plurality of carboxylic acid groups, preferably the compositions of the invention expressly exclude two or more, preferably three or more and yet more preferably exclude four or five of (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Dreilinger, Angelina Lorraine Kulbick
  • Publication number: 20110280822
    Abstract: An aqueous structured surfactant composition contains an anionic surfactant selected from isethionate surfactants, taurate surfactants, and sarcosinate surfactants, and mixtures thereof, and an electrolyte and is useful in personal care applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: James F. Griffin, Stewart A. Warburton, Tobias Johannes Futterer
  • Patent number: 8034757
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detergent composition for clothing containing components (a) and (b): (a) glyceryl or polyglyceryl monoether represented by formula (I); and (b) a sulfate selected from those represented by formulae (II), (III), and (IV). Component (a) contains compounds having different condensation degrees of glycerol n's, with the proviso that when component (b) is a sulfate represented by formula (II) or (III), component (a) has a condensation degree of glycerol n of 3 to 5. Formula (I) is R—O—(C3H6O2)n—H (I), wherein R represents a hydrocarbon group having 6 to 22 carbon atoms; and n represents a condensation degree of glycerol and is an integer. Formulas (II)-(IV) are: R1—O—SO3M (II); R1—O-(EO)m-(AO)1—SO3M (III); and R1—O-(A1O)p-(AO)q—SO3M (IV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Daiya Murata, Takanori Kotera
  • Publication number: 20110237531
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low-cost, efficient method for producing a glycolipid biosurfactant, in particular, lactonic sophorose lipids. This method is characterized by culturing a microorganism capable of producing the biosurfactant under limited oxygen supply. The present invention enables preferential production of lactonic sophorose lipids and facilitates recovery of the lactonic sophorose lipids in a solid form. Further, the present invention enables production of high purity acidic sophorose lipids by hydrolyzing high purity lactonic sophorose lipids produced by the above method. The present invention also provides lactonic sophorose lipids that possess strong antibacterial and antifungal activities, and an antibacterial and/or antifungal agent containing the sophorose lipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satohiro Yanagisawa, Shigeru Kawano, Yoshihiko Yasohara
  • Publication number: 20110224121
    Abstract: Described are nonionic surfactant blends comprising the transesterification product of poly(ethylene glycol), preferably methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol), and a seed oil, such as castor oil, soybean oil, olive oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, peanut oil, rapeseed oil, corn oil, sesame seed oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, safflower oil, linseed oil, coconut oil, or sunflower oil, or blends thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Pierre T. Varineau, Mark F. Sonnenschein
  • Publication number: 20110218132
    Abstract: A surfactant composition comprising: (a) a surfactant material; (c) a polyethylene imine of the general formula —(CH2CH2NH)n—; and (d) an aromatic, monoethylenically-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester of the formula where R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C16 alkyl, C1-C16 alkoxy, aryl and substituted aryl, and R2 is selected from the group consisting of aryl, substituted aryl and C6-C16 alkyl; the materials (b)-(d) each having an odour value of 10,000 maximum. The problem of rancidity, commonly encountered when low-grade surfactant materials are used, especially in soaps, is considerably reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: Givaudan SA
    Inventors: Venkateswara Kumar VEDANTAM, Janardhanan Mahalingam, Jee Ting Nicholas Wong, Markus Gautschi
  • Publication number: 20110206630
    Abstract: The invention provides a surfactant and/or a cleaning composition comprising a microbially produced branched fatty alcohol or a derivative thereof. The invention also provides a household cleaning composition and a personal or pet care cleaning composition comprising a microbially produced branched fatty alcohol or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: LS9, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathew Rude
  • Patent number: 7998278
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a concentrate for use in a cleaning and/or washing process comprising a) an alkyl glycoside having the general formula R1OGn whereby G is a saccharide residue and n is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and R1 is an alkyl group or alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and b) a nonionic alkylene oxide adduct, wherein the concentrate has a pH value of less than 6.5, as well as to a solution obtained by diluting the concentrate and to a process of cleaning objects using the concentrate and/or solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Tanja Hackenberger, Claudia Caussin De Schneck, Annett Lossack
  • Patent number: 7994111
    Abstract: A structured liquid detergent composition in the form of a liquid matrix made up of an external structuring system of a bacterial cellulose network; water; and surfactant system including an anionic surfactant; a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; an ampholytic surfactant; a zwitterionic surfactant; or mixtures thereof, wherein said liquid matrix has a yield stress of from about 0.003 Pa to about 5.0 Pa at about 25° C. and provides suitable particle suspension capabilities and shear thinning characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Marco Caggioni, Rafael Ortiz, Freddy Arthur Barnabas, Raul Victorino Nunes, Janine A. Flood, Francesc Corominas