LIST OF US PATENTS RELATED TO AUXILIARY COMPOSITIONS FOR LAUNDERING GRANTED FROM 2001 TO 2010
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US PATENTS RELATED TO AUXILIARY COMPOSITIONS FOR LAUNDERING PUBLISHED FROM 2001 to 2010



Patent No.: US6169067B1  Issued: 02/Jan/2001

Title: Dryer-activated fabric conditioning compositions with improved stability containing sugar derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/542994   Filing Date: 13/Oct/1995

Abstract:

Dryer-activated fabric softening compositions and articles having improved stability, for use in an automatic clothes dryer consisting essentially of: (A) from about 30% to about 75% of a diester quaternary ammonium (DEQA) compound having the formula:wherein R is a long chain, saturated and/or unsaturated, C8-C30 hydrocarbyl, or substituted hydrocarbyl substituent and mixtures thereof, and the counterion, X-, can be any softener-compatible anion

and, (B) nonionic softener at a level of from about 15% to about 50%, where the nonionic softener is fatty acid partial ester of sorbitan

and wherein the ratio of component (A) to component (B) is from about 3:1 to about 1:1.

Priority:

Inventor: CHILDS STEPHEN LEE [US]; DELGADO RODOLFO [US]; HULTSCH ROLF KNIGHTS [US]


Patent No.: US6174577B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Anti-static ball and a method of using the same

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/132910   Filing Date: 12/Aug/1998

Abstract:

A reusable environmentally friendly chemical free anti-static ball and a method of using the same in an automatic heated tumble laundry dryer in order to reduce the build up of electrostatic charges and thereby reduces static cling and annoying electrical shocks produced in the laundry, without the use of any chemical anti-static fabric conditioning agents. The anti-static ball preferably consists of a one-piece porous inner foam ball and a two piece outer shell of a shape retaining molded plastic. The outer shell contains apertures or holes that permit communication between the inner foam ball and environment that surrounds the anti-static ball.

Priority:

Inventor: VITORINO TONY [US]


Patent No.: US6174854B1  Issued: 16/Jan/2001

Title: Composition for the treatment of textiles

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 08/361257   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1994

Abstract:

There is provided a stable, concentrated fabric rinse composition comprising 0.1 to 20, preferably 1 to 10% by weight of a UV absorber selected from a hydroxyaryl-1,3,5-triazine, a sulphonated-1,3,5-triazine, an o-hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole or a 2-aryl-2H-benzotriazole, based on the total weight of the composition, and a fabric care ingredient, preferably a fabric softener, a stain release or stain repellant ingredient or a water-proofing agent, the remainder being substantially water. The fabric rinse composition is preferably a fabric softener composition comprising 5 to 25, preferably 10 to 20% by weight of a cationic fabric softening agent and 0.1 to 20, preferably 1 to 10% by weight of a UV absorber selected from a hydroxyaryl-1,3,5-triazine, a sulphonated-1,3,5-triazine, an o-hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole or a 2-aryl-2H-benzotriazole, each based on the total weight of the composition, the remainder being substantially water. The present invention also provides method for the treatment of a textile article, comprising applying, to the previously washed article, the said fabric rinse composition, preferably the rinse cycle fabric softener composition, whereby the SPF value of articles so treated can be significantly increased.

Priority: GB19930026358 Applic. Date: 1993-12-23

Inventor: HOFER URS [CH]; KAUFMANN WERNER [CH]; REMBOLD MANFRED [CH]


Patent No.: US6187055B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Washing agents with specific oxidized oligosaccharides

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/091979   Filing Date: 26/Jun/1998

Abstract:

A detergent composition containing surfactant, builder component, oxygen-based bleaching agent, bleach activator, and enzyme, wherein the builder component is an oxidatively modified oligosaccharide which contains a -COOH group instead of a -CH(OH)-CHO group at its originally reducing end group and which has an average degree of oligomerization of from 2 to 20.

Priority: DE19961000018 Applic. Date: 1996-01-03; WO1996EP05713 Applic. Date: 1996-12-19

Inventor: KOTTWITZ BEATRIX [DE]; POETHKOW JOERG [DE]; UPADEK HORST [DE]


Patent No.: US6187056B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Method of removing grease and oil from dry clothing using powder containing clay and talc

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/497785   Filing Date: 03/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A method of removing a spot of grease and oil from soiled, dry, clothing includes applying a cleaner, in powdered form, to the dry clothing. The cleaner contains a mixture of clay and talc mixed in a ratio. The ratio is a function of the nature of the spot.

Priority:

Inventor: TERZIEV NICOLA [US]


Patent No.: US6187738B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Stable compositions for removing stains from fabrics and carpets

Applicant/Assignee: PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 09/243086   Filing Date: 02/Feb/1999

Abstract:

There is provided an aqueous composition for cleaning fabrics and carpets and inhibiting the resoiling of fabric and carpets. The composition includes a peroxygen compound, a surfactant system, and a polymeric or copolymeric soil resist. The resulting compositions are particularly stable and non-turbid.

Priority: US19980073447P Applic. Date: 1998-02-02

Inventor: MICCICHE ROBERT P [US]; LYNCH ANN MARIE [US]; TRIPATHI UMA [US]; BELANSKY CAROL [US]


Patent No.: US6187740B1  Issued: 13/Feb/2001

Title: Alkaline detergent compositions comprising a specific cellulase

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/462703   Filing Date: 11/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Granular detergent compositions contain a bleach and a cellulase enzyme derived from Trichodenna SPP. The compositions are especially useful in a fabric laundering process where bleaching activity is desired.

Priority: WO1997US12117 Applic. Date: 1997-07-11

Inventor: BETTIOL JEAN-LUC PHILIPPE [BE]; THOEN CHRISTIAAN ARTHUR JACQUE [US]


Patent No.: US6191093B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2001

Title: Cotton soil release polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/506778   Filing Date: 18/Feb/2000

Abstract:

Cotton soil release polymers comprising water soluble and/or dispersible, modified polyamines having functionalized backbone moieties and improved stability toward bleach. Also, laundry detergent compositions comprising these cotton soil release polymers.

Priority: US19960016807P Applic. Date: 1996-05-03

Inventor: WATSON RANDALL ALAN [BE]; GOSSELINK EUGENE PAUL [US]


Patent No.: US6194375B1  Issued: 27/Feb/2001

Title: Compositions containing perfume

Applicant/Assignee: QUEST INTERNATIONAL B.V

Application No.: 08/996721   Filing Date: 23/Dec/1997

Abstract:

Perfume is absorbed within organic polymer particles which have a further polymer at their exterior. The further polymer incorporates free hydroxyl groups and serves to promote deposition of the particles from a wash or rinse liquor. The further polymer may be part of an encapsulating shell, but more conveniently is used as a stabilizer during polymerization of the particles. Highly hydrolyzed polyvinyl alcohol is preferred.

Priority: EP19960309466 Applic. Date: 1996-12-23

Inventor: NESS JEREMY NICHOLAS [GB]; IRVING PAMELA VIRGINIA [GB]; GOODALL MARCUS JAMES [GB]


Patent No.: US6197737B1  Issued: 06/Mar/2001

Title: Bleaching compounds comprising substituted benzoyl caprolactam bleach activators

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/469741   Filing Date: 06/Jun/1995

Abstract:

Laundry detergents and bleaching systems which comprise substituted benzoyl caprolactam bleach activators are presented. The bleach activators are effective under mixed soil conditions, especially mixtures of hydrophobic and hydrophilic soils and stains.

Priority: US1993-064562 Applic. Date: 1993-05-20

Inventor: WILLEY ALAN DAVID [US]; BURNS MICHAEL EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6204235B1  Issued: 20/Mar/2001

Title: Active chlorine preparations containing stabilized optical brighteners

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/452537   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1999

Abstract:

An active chlorine composition is presented containing an active chlorine and an optical brightener, where the optical brightener is in the form of a microcapsule. The microcapsules are stable in the active chlorine composition and do not undergo decomposition or sedimentation.

Priority: DE19981055329 Applic. Date: 1998-12-01

Inventor: JIMENEZ CARRILLO LIDIA [ES]; MENDOZA CRUZ MERCEDES [ES]; OSSET HERNANDEZ MIGUEL [ES]


Patent No.: US6211129B1  Issued: 03/Apr/2001

Title: Two part chemical concentrate

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 08/071596   Filing Date: 04/Jun/1993

Abstract:

The invention is a solid chemical concentrate system of at least two cooperative shapes. The first shape is an inwardly curved bar having an inner opening. The second shape is an insert which is capable of interlocking with the bar by insertion into the bar inner opening. The solid chemical concentrate provides chemical systems having active constituents which may be the same, different but compatible or functionally and chemically incompatible combined within one matrix to provide at least one substantially continuous surface. The system may also comprise an aqueous soluble or dispersible polymeric film cover.

Priority: US1991-699662 Applic. Date: 1991-05-14

Inventor: GLADFELTER ELIZABETH J [US]; OUTLAW TINA O [US]; COPELAND JAMES L [US]; SCHULZ RHONDA K [US]; BOCHE DANIEL K [US]; PETERSON JEFF W [US]


Patent No.: US6221824B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Process for the production of compounded acetonitrile derivatives

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/513409   Filing Date: 25/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The storage stability of bleach-activating acetonitrile derivatives in solid detergent compositions was to be improved. This was essentially achieved by the use of compounded compounds corresponding to formula R1R2R3NxCH2CN X-, in which R1, R2 and R3 independently of one another represent an alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group containing 1 to 18 carbon atoms, in addition to which the groups R2 and R3 may even be part of a heterocycle including the N atom and optionally other hetero atoms, and X is a charge-equalizing anion. "Compounds" of this type are produced by drying in vacuo, for which purpose a suspension of the acetonitrile derivative and a solid carrier material is introduced into a mixer and the resulting mixture is dried with superheated vapor. Dishwashing detergents, more particularly machine dishwashing detergents, contain about 1% by weight to 10% by weight of this bleach boosting compound.

Priority: DE19991008051 Applic. Date: 1999-02-25

Inventor: LIETZMANN ANDREAS [DE]; GONZALEZ ARTIGA [DE]; HAMMELSTEIN STEFAN [DE]; NITSCH CHRISTIAN [DE]; SPECKMANN HORST-DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6221826B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Laundry additive particle having multiple surface coatings

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/381551   Filing Date: 20/Sep/1999

Abstract:

A laundry additive particle having multiple coatings and compositions employing the particle are provided. The laundry additive particle comprises a central core particle with the core particle comprising a porous carrier core material and a glassy encapsulating material intermixed with the carrier material. The glassy encapsulating material is derived from one or more at least partially water-soluble hydroxylic compounds having an anhydrous, nonplasticized, glass transition temperature, Tg, of at least about 0 DEG C. An optional intermediate encapsulating material may be coated on the central core particle. The intermediate encapsulating material may comprise a carbohydrate material having an anhydrous nonplasticized, glass transition temperature, Tg of at least about 130 DEG C. Lastly, an external coating material is coated on the core particle or the intermediate encapsulating material which provides the laundry additive particle with a substantially non-tacky surface. The external coating material is derived from one or more at least partially water soluble or dispersible compounds selected from the group consisting of waxes, water-soluble polymers, fatty compounds, carbohydrates, cellulose and cellulose derivatives, natural and synthetic gums, silicates, borates, phosphates, chitin and chitosan, and mixtures thereof. The laundry additive particle has a hygroscopicity value of less than about 80%. Preferably, a laundry or cleaning agent such as a perfume is supported on or contained in the porous carrier.

Priority: WO1998IB00242 Applic. Date: 1998-02-27; US19970041433P Applic. Date: 1997-03-20

Inventor: SURUTZIDIS ATHANASIOS [US]; HEIST BRENT MICHAEL [US]; LEBLANC MICHAEL JUDE [US]


Patent No.: US6221832B1  Issued: 24/Apr/2001

Title: Compacted granulate, process for making same and use as disintegrating agent for pressed detergent tablets, cleaning agent tablets for dishwashers, water softening tablets or scouring salt tablets

Applicant/Assignee: STOCKHAUSEN GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/438660   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

Compacted granulate comprising starch and/or a starch derivatives and, optionally, water-swellable cellulose/cellulose derivatives, and finely divided polymers/copolymers of (meth)acrylic acid or salts thereof and one or more liquid surfactants, and the use thereof as disintegrating agent for detergent tablets, cleaning agent tablets, water-softening tablets and scouring salt-tablets, as well as a process for making the compacted granulate by mixing the constituents, granulating and compacting.

Priority: EP19980121392 Applic. Date: 1998-11-11

Inventor: CASTEEL SASCHA [DE]; HARTAN HANS-GEORG [DE]; PHILIPPSEN-NEU ELKE [DE]; POESCHMANN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6225274B1  Issued: 01/May/2001

Title: Acetonitrile derivatives as bleaching activators in detergents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDIGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/308867   Filing Date: 26/May/1999

Abstract:

A method for washing dishes containing colored soil is presented involving contacting the dish surface with a dishwashing detergent containing a peroxygen compound and an activator compound of the formula R1R2R3N+CH2CN X- where R1, R2 and R3 independently of one another represent an alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group containing 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and wherein R2 and R3 may be part of a heterocycle including the N atom, and X is an anion, to form an aqueous dishwashing detergent. The method is useful for washing colored stains from crockery and cutlery, and is effective at temperatures below 80 DEG C.

Priority: DE19961049375 Applic. Date: 1996-11-29; WO1997EP06527 Applic. Date: 1997-11-21

Inventor: NITSCH CHRISTIAN [DE]; JESCHKE RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6232285B1  Issued: 15/May/2001

Title: Compacted granulate, process for making same and use as disintegrating agent for pressed detergent tablets, cleaning agent tablets for dishwashers, water softening tablets and scouring salt tablets

Applicant/Assignee: STOCKHAUSEN GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 09/438657   Filing Date: 12/Nov/1999

Abstract:

A compacted granulate comprising water-swellable cellulose and/or cellulose derivatives and finely divided polymers/copolymers of (meth)acrylic acid or salts thereof and one or more liquid surfactants, and the use thereof as disintegrating agent for detergent tablets, cleaning agent tablets, water softening tablets and scouring salt tablets, as well as a process for making the compacted granulate by mixing the constituents, granulating and compacting.

Priority: EP19980121397 Applic. Date: 1998-11-11

Inventor: CASTEEL SASCHA [DE]; HARTAN HANS-GEORG [DE]; PHILIPPSEN-NEU ELKE [DE]; POESCHMANN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US6235705B1  Issued: 22/May/2001

Title: Dryer pearls

Applicant/Assignee: BATH & BODY WORKS, INC

Application No.: 09/504281   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2000

Abstract:

A product for providing anti-static and scent to clothes being laundered in a dryer has a plurality of beads, or pearls, of a polymer composition impregnated with anti-static agents and perfume contained in a mesh bag. The bag and pearls are placed in a clothes dryer with clothing being dried. The anti-static agents and perfume are transmitted to the clothing during the drying cycle. The pearls are composed of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene. A whitening agent, such as titanium dioxide, a blowing agent and coloring can all be added to the pearls.

Priority:

Inventor: ZEMBRODT ANTHONY M [US]; FERGUSON JOHN A [US]; HOLZNER GUNTER [CH]


Patent No.: US6242404B1  Issued: 05/Jun/2001

Title: Enhanced soil release polymer compositions

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA INC

Application No.: 08/918934   Filing Date: 25/Aug/1997

Abstract:

An improved soil release polymer composition comprising a soil release polymer and a long chain nonionic alkoxylate surfactant and/or amphoteric that is able to generate very low critical micelle concentration values in water. Preferably, the soil release composition is incorporated in a detergent system such as a commercial laundry detergent which comprises a second anionic, nonionic or cationic surfactant and mixtures thereof. By lowering the cmc values of the detergent wash water to very low levels, the surfactant greatly enhances the performance of the soil release polymer.

Priority: US1996-726437 Applic. Date: 1996-10-04

Inventor: DAHANAYAKE MANILAL S [US]; GABRIEL GLADYS S [US]; BELL RONALD BRADY [US]; DERIAN PAUL JOEL [FR]; GABRIEL ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US6245731B1  Issued: 12/Jun/2001

Title: Detergent tablets-package combination

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/486544   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2000

Abstract:

The combination of packaging system comprising re-closing means with a stack of tablets (1) containing a bleaching agent unstable in a moisture environment, characterized in that the packaging device has a Moisture Vapor Transfer Rate of less than 20 g/m2/day measured at 40 DEG C. and 75% eRH for avoiding ingress of water is disclosed. The packaging system may also have a micro-hole to allow gas release.

Priority: EP19970202674 Applic. Date: 1997-09-01; WO1998US16965 Applic. Date: 1998-08-14

Inventor: COSSEC BERNARD [FR]; DUQUET JACKY PIERRE [FR]; HUNTINGTON GREGORY BRUCE [US]


Patent No.: US6251144B1  Issued: 26/Jun/2001

Title: Enzymatic compositions and methods for producing stonewashed look on indigo-dyed denim fabric and garments

Applicant/Assignee: GENENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 08/386896   Filing Date: 10/Feb/1995

Abstract:

During the desizing and enzymatic stonewashing of denim fabric and/or garments, redeposition of blue color often occurs back onto the surfaces of the denim. The invention relates to a redepositing or backstain inhibiting composition and a method requiring the inclusion of an added protease prior to, during or subsequent to the stonewashing process which reduces the redeposition of the blue dye and hence improves the stonewashing process when using redepositing or backstaining cellulases to give an appearance closer to that when using stones alone or nonredepositing cellulases in the stonewashing process.

Priority: US1993-159401 Applic. Date: 1993-11-30; US1993-075657 Applic. Date: 1993-06-11; US1992-897721 Applic. Date: 1992-06-12

Inventor: CLARKSON KATHLEEN A [US]; LAD PUSHKARAJ J [US]; MULLINS M M [US]; SIMPSON CURRAN M [US]; WEISS GEOFFREY L [US]; JACOBS LINDSAY [US]


Patent No.: US6277796B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Dryer-activated fabric conditioning and antistatic compositions with improved perfume longevity

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/331308   Filing Date: 19/Apr/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to dryer-activated fabric softening compositions comprising: (A) pro-perfume acetal compounds

(B) fabric softening compounds

and (C) optionally, (1) a carboxylic acid salt of a tertiary amine and/or a tertiary amine ester

and (2) a nonionic softener

wherein, preferably, the Iodine Value of the total number of fatty acyl groups present in (A), (C)(1), and (C)(2) is from about 3 to about 60. These compositions exhibit good antistatic properties as well as improved delivery from a substrate.

Priority: US19960033512P Applic. Date: 1996-12-19; WO1997US23606 Applic. Date: 1997-12-19

Inventor: SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; COSTA JILL BONHAM [US]; DITULLIO JR DANIEL DALE [US]; GARDLIK JOHN MICHAEL [US]; HARTMAN FREDERICK ANTHONY [US]; LITTIG JANET SUE [US]; ORTIZ RAFAEL [US]; SEVERNS JOHN CORT [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]


Patent No.: US6277802B1  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: Use of cationic nitriles in combination with enzymes in machine dishwashing detergent applications

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/535643   Filing Date: 24/Mar/2000

Abstract:

Detergent formulations containing cationic nitriles are shown to exhibit enhanced stain removal, enhanced starchy soil removal and enhanced enzyme stability as compared to similar formulations containing TAED.

Priority:

Inventor: CHIOU CATHERINE [US]; GHATLIA NARISH DHIRAJLAL [US]


Patent No.: US6277810B2  Issued: 21/Aug/2001

Title: DRYER-ADDED FABRIC CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING AMIDE-EPICHLOROHYDRIN RESINS

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/397708   Filing Date: 16/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Fabric care products and sprayable compositions comprise at least one amine- or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or derivative thereof. The fabric care products are adapted for use in a tumble dryer and may comprise a substrate, such as a flexible sheet or sponge or a dispenser such as a dosing ball, for delivery of the resin. The sprayable compositions are applied to the fabric prior to tumble drying. The products and compositions may be used in a laundering process to improve the appearance and/or texture of fabrics.

Priority: GB19980020206 Applic. Date: 1998-09-16; GB19990011474 Applic. Date: 1999-05-17

Inventor: BAINES FIONA LOUISE [GB]; COWEN JANE LOUISE [GB]; CRAWFORD ROBERT JOHN [GB]; PARKER ANDREW PHILIP [GB]; SAMS PHILIP JOHN [GB]


Patent No.: US6291415B1  Issued: 18/Sep/2001

Title: Cotton soil release polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/631550   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to A water-soluble or dispersible, modified polyamine compound comprising a polyamine backbone corresponding to the formula:wherein R is linking unit having the formula:wherein R1 and R3 are each independently C2-C12 linear or branched alkylene, the index x is from 0 to 4, E is hydrogen, benzyl, methyl, or -(R1O)tB

wherein B is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, -(CH2)qSO3M, -(CH2)qCH(SO3M)CH2SO3M, and mixtures thereof

t is from 1 to 100

q is 0 or 1

m has the value of 0 to 4

M is sodium.

Priority: US2000-506778 Applic. Date: 2000-02-18; US19960016807P Applic. Date: 1996-05-03

Inventor: WATSON RANDALL ALAN [BE]; GOSSELINK EUGENE PAUL [US]; PRICE KENNETH NATHAN [US]


Patent No.: US6294515B1  Issued: 25/Sep/2001

Title: Low foaming rinse agents comprising alkylene oxide modified sorbitol fatty acid ester and defoaming agent

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 08/330597   Filing Date: 28/Oct/1994

Abstract:

Nonionic surfactants comprising a mixture of fatty acid esters of sorbitol and sorbitol anhydrides comprising predominantly the mono, di- or tri ester condensed with approximately 15 or more moles of an alkylene oxide in combination with an effective defoamer and a water soluble diluent form surprisingly useful and effective low foaming rinse agent composition or concentrate. The rinse agent can achieve adequate sheeting in common aqueous rinses at typical rinse temperatures at a concentration of the nonionic sorbitan ester in water at concentrations about 500 parts of the fully formulated rise agent per million parts of water. The rinse agents can be used in a rinse cycle in common warewashing machines after washing with commonly available warewashing compositions. The rinse agents can take the form of thickened pourable or semi-pourable aqueous liquids or cast solid materials packaged within a disposable wrapper, capsule or other package. The preferred form of the rinse agent is a pourable or pumpable aqueous concentrate. The uniqueness of the invention relates to the fact that all components are not expected to be active as sheeting agents and are approved as food additives thereby eliminating any health concerns associated with residual deposits of the composition on cleaned ware.

Priority: US1993-050531 Applic. Date: 1993-04-20

Inventor: BAUM BURTON M [US]


Patent No.: US6303564B1  Issued: 16/Oct/2001

Title: Detergents, cleaning compositions and disinfectants comprising chlorine-active substances and fatty acid alkyl ester ethoxylates

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 09/203428   Filing Date: 01/Dec/1998

Abstract:

Detergents, cleaning compositions and disinfectants comprising a chlorine-active substances and fatty acid alkyl ester ethoxylatesDetergents, cleaning compositions and disinfectants comprising a chlorine-active substance and a fatty acid alkyl ester ethoxylate of the formulain which R is C1-C4-alkyl, R1 is C5-C22-alkyl or C5-C22-alkenyl, and n is a number from 1 to 30.

Priority: DE19971053316 Applic. Date: 1997-12-02

Inventor: LITTAU CHERYL ANN [DE]; WIMMER IGNAZ [DE]


Patent No.: US6306812B1  Issued: 23/Oct/2001

Title: Bleach compositions containing metal bleach catalyst, and bleach activators and/or organic percarboxylic acids

Applicant/Assignee: PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, THE

Application No.: 09/380673   Filing Date: 07/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Laundry or cleaning composition comprising: a) an effective amount of a bleach activator and/or organic percarboxylic acid

b) a catalytically effective amount of a transition-metal bleach catalyst which is a complex of a transition-metal and a cross-bridged macropolycyclic ligand

and c) at least about 0.1% of one or more laundry or cleaning adjunct materials. Preferred compositions are laundry compositions and automatic dishwashing detergents which provide enhanced cleaning/bleaching benefits through the use of such catalysts in combination with bleach activators and/or organic perearboxylic acids.

Priority: WO1998IB00298 Applic. Date: 1998-03-06; US19970040156P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970040115P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970038714P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: PERKINS CHRISTOPHER MARK [US]; LABEQUE REGINE [BE]; WILLIAMS BARBARA KAY [US]; JOHNSTON JAMES PYOTT [BE]; KITKO DAVID JOHNATHAN [US]; BURCKETT-ST LAURENT JAMES CHAR [US]; BURNS MICHAEL EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6313082B1  Issued: 06/Nov/2001

Title: Bleaching compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/381929   Filing Date: 27/Sep/1999

Abstract:

Hypochlorite bleaching compositions comprise a phosphate ingredient, for improved fabric whiteness and improved fabric safety.

Priority: WO1998IB00378 Applic. Date: 1998-03-18

Inventor: SCIALLA STEFANO [IT]; BRIATORE ANDREA [IT]; DI CAPUA GLORIA [IT]


Patent No.: US6315800B1  Issued: 13/Nov/2001

Title: Laundry care products and compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/293584   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1999

Abstract:

A product for use in a conventional home clothes dryer that delivers one or more desirable benefits to clothing in need of freshening. The product us particularly suited for delivering the benefits to relatively dry clothing and can be added directly to the dryer without the need for a bag to contain the product and clothing during the dryer cycle.

Priority: US19980105866P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: GOMES FILOMENA AUGUSTA [US]; MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; CICCIARI KARLA JEAN [US]; HAUBERT HARRY HAMILTON [US]; BISHOP CAROL CALDWELL [US]; ZUCKER SHERRYL ILANA [US]


Patent No.: US6316402B1  Issued: 13/Nov/2001

Title: Fabric softening compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/194859   Filing Date: 27/May/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to fabric softening compositions and methods thereof which effectively reduces the amount of dyes released from coloured fabrics upon wet treatment, said composition comprising one or more cationic fabric softener components having at least two long chains, one or more dispersible polyolefins and one or more cationic dye fixing agents.

Priority: WO1997US09483 Applic. Date: 1997-06-02

Inventor: BAKER ELLEN SCHMIDT [US]; DEFORCE LILY [BE]; HARTMAN FREDERICK ANTHONY [US]; HUBESCH BRUNO ALBERT JEAN [BE]; MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]


Patent No.: US6323172B1  Issued: 27/Nov/2001

Title: Concentrated, stable fabric softening composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 08/983542   Filing Date: 25/Sep/1998

Abstract:

Principal solvents, especially mono-ol and diol principal solvents, having a ClogP of from about 0.15 to about 0.64, preferably from about 0.25 to about 0.62, and more preferably from about 0.40 to about 0.60, are disclosed that have the ability to make clear aqueous fabric softener compositions containing relatively high concentrations of fabric softener actives having ester linkages in their long, hydrophobic chains. The fabric softener actives are either unsaturated, or have intermediate length chains ( (approx.) C12-14) and the said principal solvents are used at levels of less than about 40%. Other solvents may be present. Some of the said principal solvents are novel compounds and/or novel mixtures. Premixes of the fabric softening actives, the principal solvents, and, optionally, other solvents are useful in the preparation of complete formulations by obviating/limiting the need for heating.

Priority: US1996-621019 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620767 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620627 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620513 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-621285 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-621299 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-621298 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620626 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620625 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620772 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-621281 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620514 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; US1996-620958 Applic. Date: 1996-03-22; WO1996US11556 Applic. Date: 1996-07-11

Inventor: TRINH TOAN [US]; TORDIL HELEN BERNARDO [US]; WAHL ERROL HOFFMAN [US]; RINKER JENNIFER LEA [US]; DEMEYERE HUGO JEAN MARIE [BE]; DECLERCQ MARC JOHAN [BE]; GOSSELINK EUGENE PAUL [US]; LETTON JAMES CAREY [US]; BACK DEBORAH JEAN [US]; SEVERNS JOHN CORT [US]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; VOGEL ALICE MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US6328951B1  Issued: 11/Dec/2001

Title: Water-soluble solid-phase ironing aid freshening composition tablets consisting of same for use in the steam chamber of an iron and process for preparing and utilizing the same

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 09/468869   Filing Date: 21/Dec/1999

Abstract:

Described is a water-soluble solid-phase ironing aid-freshening composition for use in forming controllably dimensioned tablets, which have controlled weights and densities and which are conveniently added to the water-containing steam chamber of a steam iron. The use of the tablets produced from the composition enables textiles which are ironed to be freshened and de-wrinkled. The composition includes (i) a support substance

(ii) a tablet binder substance

and (iii) a fragrance composition and, optionally, a silicone resin, a chelating agent and/or a surfactant.

Priority:

Inventor: WHITE MICHAEL JOHN ROBERT [NL]; CROSSMAN ANDREW JOHN [NL]; ELLISON DAVID NEIL [GB]


Patent No.: US6339055B1  Issued: 15/Jan/2002

Title: Cleaning compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/508438   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a photo bleaching compositions comprising:A) from 0.5 ppm by weight, of a photo bleaching agent, said agent comprising:a) a polymeric component, said polymeric component comprising one or more polymeric compounds having an average molecular weight of from 500 to 1,000,000 wherein at least 50% of the monomers which comprise said polymeric compounds comprise one or more di-polar, aprotic groups and have a polymerizable vinyl moiety, the balance comprising monomers selected from the group consisting of acrylic acid, acrylic acid esters, acrylic acid amides, methacrylic acid, methacrylic acid esters, methacrylic acid amides, and mixtures thereof

andb) a photo bleaching component, said photobleaching component comprising a porphyrin or a phthalocyanine ring wherein said phthalocyanine ring can optionally be substituted at one or more ring positions, and said ring comprising a transition metal or cation having an oxidation state of two or greater

wherein said photo bleaching component is integrated with said polymeric component to form said photo bleaching agent and the weight ratio of polymeric component (a) to photobleaching component (b) is from 1:1 to 1000:1

B) from 0.1% by weight, of a peroxy acid bleaching compound precursor

andC) the balance carriers and adjunct ingredients.

Priority: GB19970019779 Applic. Date: 1997-09-18; WO1998IB01440 Applic. Date: 1998-09-17

Inventor: BROOKER ALAN THOMAS [GB]; HEINZMAN STEPHEN WAYNE [GB]; FIGUEROA FRANCISCO RAMON [GB]


Patent No.: US6340661B1  Issued: 22/Jan/2002

Title: Bleaching and dye transfer inhibiting composition and method for laundry fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/796140   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A bleaching composition for laundry fabrics is provided, comprising:a bleach catalyst comprising a ligand which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of stains in the absence of peroxygen bleach or a peroxy-based or -generating bleach system

anda dye transfer inhibition agent, and wherein the composition is substantially devoid of peroxygen bleach or a peroxy-based or -generating bleach system.The bleaching composition provides effective bleaching performance on fabric stains without unacceptable transfer of dyes between fabrics.

Priority: GB20000005090 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01

Inventor: VAN DEURZEN MARIA PETRA [NL]; HAGE RONALD [NL]; VEERMAN SIMON MARINUS [NL]


Patent No.: US6342475B1  Issued: 29/Jan/2002

Title: Liquid cleaning compositions

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/425705   Filing Date: 22/Oct/1999

Abstract:

All purpose cleaning or microemulsion compositions contains an anionic surfactant, a foam control agent, and water.

Priority: US1998-190397 Applic. Date: 1998-11-11; US1997-937565 Applic. Date: 1997-09-25

Inventor: DURBUT PATRICK [BE]; BROZE GUY [BE]


Patent No.: US6346217B1  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: Composition and method for cleaning drink water tanks

Applicant/Assignee: WATER WHOLE INTERNATIONAL, INC

Application No.: 09/324383   Filing Date: 02/Jun/1999

Abstract:

A composition and method for cleaning drink water tanks. The composition contains in combination amidosulfonic acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, isopropanol and water. The composition is applied to deposit which have formed on the walls and other internal surfaces of a drink water tank.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHAAL CHRISTIAN [DE]


Patent No.: US6346244B1  Issued: 12/Feb/2002

Title: Fungal protein disulfide isomerase

Applicant/Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S

Application No.: 09/262666   Filing Date: 04/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to protein disulfide isomerases which are encoded by a nucleic acid sequence which hybridizes with (i) the DNA sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 or (ii) the DNA sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, under the following conditions: presoaking in 5xSSC and prehybridizing for 1 h at (approx.) 40 DEG C. in a solution of 5xSSC, 5xDenhardt's solution, 50 mM sodium phosphate, pH 6.8, and 50 mug of denatured sonicated calf thymus DNA, followed by hybridization in the same solution supplemented with 50 muCi 32-P-dCTP labelled probe for 18 h at (approx.) 40 DEG C. followed by washing three times in 2xSSC, 0.2% SDS at 40 DEG C. for 30 minutes

and fragments thereof. The present invention also relates to DNA sequences encoding the protein disulfide isomerases, compositions comprising said protein disulfide isomerases and methods of use thereof.

Priority: DK19930000768 Applic. Date: 1993-06-28

Inventor: MAILAND HJORT CARSTEN [DK]


Patent No.: US6350287B1  Issued: 26/Feb/2002

Title: Biodegradable ether dry cleaning solvent

Applicant/Assignee: RYNEX HOLDINGS, LTD

Application No.: 09/874136   Filing Date: 05/Jun/2001

Abstract:

A method for dry-cleaning garments which comprises treating the garments with a mixture of dipropylene glycol tertiary-butyl ether (DPTB) and water for a period of time sufficient to effect dry-cleaning, wherein the weight ratio of DPTB to water is at least 9:1.

Priority: US2000-621896 Applic. Date: 2000-07-20; US2000-402412 Applic. Date: 2000-01-12; US20000211301P Applic. Date: 2000-06-13

Inventor: HAYDAY WILLIAM A [US]


Patent No.: US6352562B1  Issued: 05/Mar/2002

Title: Method of cleaning fabrics using bleaching compounds comprising substituted benzoyl caprolactam bleach activators

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/712744   Filing Date: 14/Nov/2000

Abstract:

Method for cleaning fabrics using laundry detergents and bleaching systems which comprise substituted benzoyl caprolactam bleach activators are presented. The bleach activators are effective under mixed soil conditions, especially mixtures of hydrophobic and hydrophilic soils and stains.

Priority: US1995-469741 Applic. Date: 1995-06-06; US1993-064562 Applic. Date: 1993-05-20

Inventor: WILLEY ALAN DAVID [US]; BURNS MICHAEL EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6357137B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Non-woven fabric for imparting fabric treatment to clothing

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/494800   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2000

Abstract:

Non-woven fabrics prepared from fibers having two different deniers useful as substrates in the preparation of dryer-activated fabric conditioning articles. By combining lower denier fibers with higher denier fibers, a substrate is produced that has the tensile strength similar to that of the lower denier substrate combined with the thickness and coating capacity similar to that of the higher denier substrate. Articles comprising said substrates contain: (A) at least about 5% fabric conditioning composition comprising fabric conditioning active

and (B) said substrate.

Priority: US19990120117P Applic. Date: 1999-02-16; US19990134968P Applic. Date: 1999-05-20

Inventor: CHILDS STEPHEN LEE [US]; BURNS ANTHONY JAMES [US]; CORONA III ALESSANDRO [US]


Patent No.: US6358497B2  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Surfactants for structuring non-aqueous liquid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/252953   Filing Date: 18/Feb/1999

Abstract:

A surfactant system capable of structuring a non-aqueous liquid composition, wherein the surfactant system comprises at least about 5% of a structuring particle. The surfactant system preferably further comprises a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof. A well dispersed mixture of a non-aqueous liquid, for example, a nonionic surfactant, and at least about 25%, by weight of the surfactant system results in the mixture having a yield of at least about 2.0 Pa when measured at 20 sec-1 and 25 DEG C. Moreover, the surfactant system should exhibit a peak when measured by SAXS x-ray diffraction, wherein the peak's center is between about the 1.5 to 2.5 v positions on the 2 theta axis. The structuring particles are most preferably structuring particles of sulfate and linear alkyl benzene sulfonate.

Also provide is a method of making the structuring particle.

Priority: US19980075033P Applic. Date: 1998-02-18

Inventor: PARRY DIANE [US]; BROECKX WALTER AUGUST MARIA [BE]; WHITE JR DANIEL JEROME [US]; SMERZNAK MARK ALLEN [US]


Patent No.: US6358914B1  Issued: 19/Mar/2002

Title: Surfactant compositions with enhanced soil release properties containing a cationic gemini surfactant

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/335128   Filing Date: 17/Jun/1999

Abstract:

Compositions are disclosed comprising a conventional surfactant, a cationic or amphoteric gemini surfactant and a polymeric soil release agent. The conventional surfactant comprises a hydrophilic group and a hydrophobic group. The gemini surfactant comprises two surfactant moieties attached to each other by a spacer moiety. Each surfactant moiety having at least one hydrophilic group and at least one hydrophobic group. Novel trimeric and tetrameric cationic gemini surfactants are also disclosed along with their use in combination with soil release polymer compositions that exhibit superior cleaning efficacies when incorporated in laundry and other cleaning detergent systems. Novel surfactant/soil release polymer compositions are also disclosed employing known cationic gemini surfactants. The polymeric soil release agent can be any conventional polymeric soil release agent, but preferably comprising PET-POET copolymer. The compositions are useful as surfactant additive packages, detergents and fabric softeners.

Priority:

Inventor: GABRIEL GLADYS S [US]; GABRIEL ROBERT [US]; DAHANAYAKE MANILAL S [US]; DERIAN PAUL-JOEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6362159B1  Issued: 26/Mar/2002

Title: Domestic care product

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA

Application No.: 09/678083   Filing Date: 03/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A domestic care product comprising a fragrance particle wherein the particle comprises a fragrance composition and at least one silicone polymer having a melting point of at least 10 DEG C., provided that at least 20% of the silicone atoms in the silicone polymer have a substituent of 16 carbon atoms or more. The fragrance may be employed in relatively small proportions and yet deliver fragrance to a domestic care product over a prolonged period of time by use these silicone polymers.

Priority: EP19990402423 Applic. Date: 1999-10-04

Inventor: AGUADISCH LOUIS [FR]; BERTHOD DANIEL PIERRE [NL]; VAN BUUREN GERRIT [NL]; DONKER CORNELIS BERNARD [NL]; LENOBLE BERTRAND [BE]; RENAULD FRANCK [BE]


Patent No.: US6365564B1  Issued: 02/Apr/2002

Title: Asymmetrical imide bleach activators and compositions employing the same

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO

Application No.: 09/284551   Filing Date: 15/Apr/1999

Abstract:

Asymmetrical imide bleach activators for use in both solid and liquid additive, bleaching and detergent compositions are provided. The compounds have general formula (I) wherein R1 is a moiety selected from a specific group, R2 is a C1-C8 linear or branched chain saturated or unsaturated alkyl group and R3 is a C1-C4 linear or branched chain saturated or unsaturated alkyl group. Preferred compounds include the compounds when R2 and R3 are CH3. Bleach additive and bleaching compositions including the asymmetrical bleach activators and methods of cleaning fabrics are also provided.

Priority: US19960028124P Applic. Date: 1996-10-15; WO1997US18569 Applic. Date: 1997-10-10

Inventor: KOTT KEVIN LEE [US]; MIRACLE GREGORY SCOT [US]; BURCKETT-ST LAURENT JAMES CHAR [US]; DYKSTRA ROBERT RICHARD [US]


Patent No.: US6372703B1  Issued: 16/Apr/2002

Title: Non-aqueous bleach-containing liquid detergents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/354392   Filing Date: 15/Jul/1999

Abstract:

A liquid non-aqueous detergent is presented containing a nonionic surfactant, a builder, a bleaching agent, and a cationic stabilizer of formula I, II or III:where the groups R1 independently of one another are C1-6 alkyl, alkenyl or hydroxyalkyl groups, the groups R2 independently of one another are C8-28 alkyl or alkenyl groups, R3 has the same meaning as R1 or represents (CH2)n-T-R2, R4 has the same meaning as R1 or R2 or represents (CH2)n-T-R2, T represents -CH2-, -O-CO- or -CO-O- and n is an integer of from 0 to 5. The solid bleaching agents in the stabilized non-aqueous liquid detergent retain their activity after prolonged storage.

Priority: DE19981031702 Applic. Date: 1998-07-15

Inventor: RICHTER BERND [DE]; PEGELOW ULRICH [DE]


Patent No.: US6376436B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Chemical warfare agent decontamination foaming composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

Application No.: 09/533954   Filing Date: 22/Mar/2000

Abstract:

A foaming decontaminating composition useful for chemical and biological warfare applications. The foaming decontaminating composition has a quaternary ammonium complex component, a corrosion inhibitor, an oxidizer component and a foam component, with an adjusted pH of at least 8.

Priority:

Inventor: CRONCE DONALD T [US]


Patent No.: US6376456B1  Issued: 23/Apr/2002

Title: Wrinkle reduction laundry product compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/293323   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The present application relates to the inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry fabric softening product. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item either during the rinse step of the washing procedure or in the dryer. The need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying are thereby reduced.

Priority: US19980105887P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; FOX DANIEL JOSEPH [US]; MEYER FRANCOISE [US]


Patent No.: US6379394B1  Issued: 30/Apr/2002

Title: Soil-repellent agent and process for the treatment of articles based on woven cotton

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 09/631657   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2000

Abstract:

A soil-repellent treatment method for articles based on woven cotton, wherein an amphiphilic soil-repellent agent soluble or dispersible in the treatment medium is deposited on the article during one or more washing, rinsing and/or softening or dying steps, is disclosed. Said soil-repellent agent comprises at least one unit with a function (FAd) capable of being absorbed onto the surface of the cotton by electrostatic interaction

and at least one hydrophobic unit (MH) capayble of configuring said agent at the cotton/water interface. A soil-repellent agent comprising at least one unit with a cationic function (MC) capable of being absorbed onto the surface of the cotton, and the counter-ion thereof, as well as at least one hydrophobic unit (MH) containing at least four carbon atom chemically bonded to the unit having said cationic function (MC) via an oligomeric, polymeric or copolymeric vinyl alcohol chain, is also disclosed.

Priority: FR19960002181 Applic. Date: 1996-02-20

Inventor: CHILOU EMMANUELLE [FR]; WONG KENNETH [FR]; MARCHAND JEAN-PIERRE [FR]; DAVID CLAIRE [FR]; FLEURY ETIENNE [FR]


Patent No.: US6391838B1  Issued: 21/May/2002

Title: Detergents containing enzymes and bleach activators

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/539604   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The cleaning performance of bleach-containing detergents, especially against protein- and starch-containing soils and colored soils, was to be improved. This was essentially achieved through the presence in the detergent-besides typical ingredients compatible with such components-of a compound corresponding to general formula I:in which R1 represents -H, -CH3, a C2-24 alkyl or alkenyl group, a substituted C2-24 alkyl or alkenyl group with at least one substituent from the group consisting of -Cl, -Br, -OH, -NH2, -CN, an alkyl or alkenyl aryl group containing a C1-24 alkyl group or a substituted alkyl or alkenyl aryl group containing a C1-24 alkyl group and at least one other substituent at the aromatic ring, R2 ad R3 independently of one another are selected from -CH2-CN, -CH3, -CH2-CH3, -CH2-CH2-CH3, -CH(CH3)-CH3, -CH2-OH, -CH2-CH2-OH, -CH(OH)-CH3, -CH2-CH2-CH2-OH, -CH2-CH(OH)-CH3, -CH(OH)-CH2-CH3, -(CH2CH2-O)nH where n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and X is an anion, and an enzyme selected from the group consisting of protease, amylase, lipase, cellulase and mixtures thereof.

Priority: DE19991014811 Applic. Date: 1999-03-31

Inventor: SPECKMANN HORST-DIETER [DE]; POETHKOW JOERG [DE]


Patent No.: US6398982B1  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Composition for the treatment textiles

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/716553   Filing Date: 20/Nov/2000

Abstract:

There is provided a stable, concentrated fabric rinse composition comprising 0.1 to 20, preferably 1 to 10% by weight of a UV absorber selected from a hydroxyaryl-1,3,5-triazine, a sulphonated-1,3,5-triazine, an o-hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole or a 2-aryl-2H-benzotriazole, based on the total weight of the composition, and a fabric care ingredient, preferably a fabric softener, a stain release or stain repellant ingredient or a water-proofing agent, the remainder being substantially water. The fabric rinse composition is preferably a fabric softener composition comprising 5 to 25, preferably 10 to 20% by weight of a cationic fabric softening agent and 0.1 to 20, preferably 1 to 10% by weight of a UV absorber selected from a hydroxyaryl-1,3,5-triazine, a sulphonated-1,3,5-triazine, an o-hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole or a 2-aryl-2H-benzotriazole, each based on the total weight of the composition, the remainder being substantially water. The present invention also provides method for the treatment of a textile article, comprising applying, to the previously washed article, the said fabric rinse composition, preferably the rinse cycle fabric softener composition, whereby the SPF value of articles so treated can be significantly increased.

Priority: GB19930026358 Applic. Date: 1993-12-23; US1994-361257 Applic. Date: 1994-12-21

Inventor: HOFER URS [CH]; KAUFMANN WERNER [CH]; REMBOLD MANFRED [CH]


Patent No.: US6399557B2  Issued: 04/Jun/2002

Title: Bleach compositions containing metal bleach catalyst, and bleach activators and/or organic percarboxylic acids

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/832578   Filing Date: 11/Apr/2001

Abstract:

Laundry or cleaning composition comprising: (a) an effective amount, preferably from about 0.0001% to about 99.9%, more typically from about 0.1% to about 25%, of a bleach activator and/or organic percarboxylic acid

(b) a catalytically effective amount, preferably from about 1 ppb to about 99.9%, of a transition-metal bleach catalyst which is a complex of a transition-metal and a cross-bridged macropolycyclic ligand

and (c) at least about 0.1% of one or more laundry or cleaning adjunct materials, preferably comprising an oxygen bleaching agent. Preferred compositions are laundry compositions and automatic dishwashing detergents which provide enhanced cleaning/bleaching benefits through the use of such catalysts in combination with bleach activators and/or organic percarboxylic acids.

Priority: US1999-380673 Applic. Date: 1999-09-07; US19970038714P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970040115P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970040156P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: PERKINS CHRISTOPHER MARK [US]; LABEQUE REGINE [BE]; WILLIAMS BARBARA KAY [US]; JOHNSTON JAMES PYOTT [BE]; KITKO DAVID JOHNATHAN [US]; BURCKETT-ST LAURENT JAMES CHAR [US]; BURNS MICHAEL EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6403548B1  Issued: 11/Jun/2002

Title: Wrinkle reduction laundry product compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/293754   Filing Date: 16/Apr/1999

Abstract:

The present application relates to the inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry detergent product. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item during the cleaning step and, therefore, reduces the need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying.

Priority: US19980105865P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]


Patent No.: US6407045B1  Issued: 18/Jun/2002

Title: Particulate acetonitrile derivatives as bleach activators in solid detergents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 09/969169   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention set out to improve the oxidizing and bleaching effect of inorganic peroxygen compounds in dishwashing, more particularly machine dishwashing, in terms of their storage stability. This was essentially achieved by using particulate compounds corresponding to formula R1R2R3N-CH2CN X+, in which R1, R2, and R3 independently of one another represent an alkyl, alkenyl or aryl group containing 1 to 18 carbon atoms, in addition to which the groups R2 and R3 may even be part of a heterocycle including the N atom and optionally other hetero atoms, and X is a charge-equalizing anion. Dishwashing detergents, more particularly machine dishwashing detergents, contain about 1% by weight to 10% by weight of this bleach-boosting agent.

Priority: DE19981057596 Applic. Date: 1998-12-15; US1999-460909 Applic. Date: 1999-12-14; US19990126919P Applic. Date: 1999-03-29

Inventor: NITSCH CHRISTIAN [DE]; SPECKMANN HORST-DIETER [DE]; HAERER JUERGEN [DE]; LIETZMANN ANDREAS [DE]; HUESTIS SUSAN P [US]


Patent No.: US6410497B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Activators for per compounds comprising oxime carbonates or oxime polymers

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/355335   Filing Date: 04/Aug/1999

Abstract:

Inorganic per compounds may be activated with oxime carbonates of the formula (I), A-O-CO-OR3, a hydroximide ester of formula (II):or polymeric hydroximide esters.

Priority: DE19971004143 Applic. Date: 1997-02-04; WO1998EP00574 Applic. Date: 1998-02-03

Inventor: KAPPES ELISABETH [DE]; WEHLAGE THOMAS [DE]; OFTRING ALFRED [DE]; BOECKH DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6410503B1  Issued: 25/Jun/2002

Title: Fabric care compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/555082   Filing Date: 24/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fabric care composition comprising a polyamino-functional polymer and a cellulose reactive dye fixing agent said composition providing effective care to the color of the treated fabric. Also provided herein is a method for the domestic treatment o a fabric to reduce the amount of dye released from the fabric during wet treatments and comprising the step of contacting the fabrics with a polyamino-functional polymer and a cellulose reactive dye fixing agent as defined herein

and thereafter subjecting the treated fabrics with a heating source in a dry medium.

Priority: EP19970870189 Applic. Date: 1997-11-24; WO1998US24816 Applic. Date: 1998-11-20

Inventor: MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]


Patent No.: US6413921B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Antimicrobial composition containing parachlorometaxylenol (PCMX)

Applicant/Assignee: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/630678   Filing Date: 01/Aug/2000

Abstract:

The present invention provides an antimicrobial composition for disinfection of a skin surface in preparation for surgery. The antimicrobial composition comprises parachlorometaxylenol (PCMX) and an anionic surfactant composition which exhibits both a high degree of antimicrobial efficacy and low skin irritability properties. In a preferred embodiment, the composition comprises an anionic surfactant composition comprising a surfactant having a hydrophobic portion consisting of a linear alkyl and a hydrophilic portion having ethoxylation termination with a sulfonate anionic group, and a sarcosine surfactant. A preferred surfactant composition further comprises a foaming anionic surfactant, such as sodium lauryl sulfate. The antimicrobial composition can be used in skin disinfecting formulations, such as scrub formulations and pre-operative skin disinfecting formulations. In one embodiment, the composition comprises about 3.3% parachlorometaxylenol. The composition can be used as a surgical scrub formulation or in various pre-surgical skin disinfecting products, including sponges, swabs and topical application devices.

Priority:

Inventor: CHILDERS DAVID [US]; JENG DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6413925B2  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Method for increasing brightness retention of laundered fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY

Application No.: 09/761293   Filing Date: 16/Jan/2001

Abstract:

The invention provides a method for increasing the brightness retention of a laundered fabric after numerous washing cycles by adding to an aqueous wash liquor a quantity of a commercial laundry detergent which delivers at least 0.1 g of an optical brightener into said wash liquor, said optical brightener exhibiting instability in the presence of hypochlorite

and prior to, concurrent with, or after the commercial laundry detergent, adding a bleaching composition in an amount of at least about 0.5 g/L. The bleaching composition contains about 2.5-10% alkali metal hypochlorite

about 0.05-5% of a bleach stable surfactant bearing at least one nitrogen atom

a bleach stable anionic surfactant or a hydrotrope, wherein the ratio of (ii) to (iii) is between about 10:1 to about 1:10

and an effective amount of a source of alkalinity.

The fabric is repeatedly washed and the optical brightener is enabled to deposit on the fabric to increase versus a control a Stensby whiteness measure of at least about DELTAW=4.

Priority: US1998-140618 Applic. Date: 1998-08-26

Inventor: AKBARIAN FATEMAH H [US]; VAN BUSKIRK GREGORY [US]; TORRES HEIDI J [US]


Patent No.: US6413929B1  Issued: 02/Jul/2002

Title: Bleaching efficiency boosters for bleach and textile detergent compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 09/619691   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2000

Abstract:

Use of amines as bleaching efficiency boosters for textile detergent compositions, where the pKa of the amines is greater than the pH minus 1, preferably greater than the pH, particularly preferably at least 0.5 greater than the pH of the 1% by weight wash liquor obtained from the textile detergent composition.

Priority: DE19961011992 Applic. Date: 1996-03-26; DE19961025908 Applic. Date: 1996-06-27

Inventor: WEHLAGE THOMAS [DE]; BOECKH DIETER [DE]; BERTLEFF WERNER [DE]; OFTRING ALFRED [DE]


Patent No.: US6417156B1  Issued: 09/Jul/2002

Title: Anti-static article

Applicant/Assignee: R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY

Application No.: 08/827656   Filing Date: 09/Apr/1997

Abstract:

An odorizer or freshener article for use in odorizing and freshening drawers, closets, cabinets, rooms and the like comprises a rod made of a gathered web or filamentary tow material in which a fragrance is embedded or injected in liquid or powder form or in a breakable fragrance-containing capsule and about which a sheet material is overwrapped. An anti-static additive may be incorporated into the rod for use in a clothes dryer. The components of the article are especially designed to be fabricated using conventional cigarette filter making and cigarette packaging machinery.

Priority:

Inventor: SMITH MICKEY LEE [US]; STOKES CYNTHIA STEWART [US]; WILLARD RONNIE LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6420330B1  Issued: 16/Jul/2002

Title: Use of quaternary carboxylic acid alkanolamine ester salts as microbicide agents

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Application No.: 09/509366   Filing Date: 28/Nov/2000

Abstract:

A process for destroying or preventing the proliferation of microorganisms involving contacting the microorganisms with a quaternary carboxylic acid alkanolamine ester salt corresponding to formula I:wherein R1CO is an acyl group having from 2 to 18 carbon atoms, R2 and R3, independently of one another, represent an alkyl group containing from 1 to 16 carbon atoms, or a group corresponding to CH2CH2OR5, R4 is an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R5 is hydrogen and/or R1CO, and X is an anion

is disclosed.

Priority: DE19971042222 Applic. Date: 1997-09-24; WO1998EP05840 Applic. Date: 1998-09-15

Inventor: STELTER NORBERT [DE]; UPHUES GUENTER [DE]


Patent No.: US6426328B2  Issued: 30/Jul/2002

Title: WRINKLE REDUCTION LAUNDRY PRODUCT COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE, USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO INC

Application No.: 09/393831   Filing Date: 10/Sep/1999

Abstract:

The present application relates to the inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry detergent product. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item during the cleaning step and, therefore, reduces the need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying.

Priority: US19980105865P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27; US1999-293754 Applic. Date: 1999-04-16

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; FOX DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US6432901B2  Issued: 13/Aug/2002

Title: Bleach catalysts

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/740122   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A bleach catalyst system comprising in combination, a macrocyclic organic ligand of formula (I):wherein R1 and R2 can each independently be absent, H, alkyl or aryl, optionally substituted

t and t' are each independent integers from 2-3

each D can independently be N, NR3, PR3, O or S, wherein each R3 is independently H, alkyl or aryl, optionally substituted by one or more suitable substituents such as C1-4 alkyl groups, or is a bridging group such as C1-6 alkylene, either to another R3 group in the same macrocycle or to another independently defined macrocycle or to another independently defined macrocyclic ligand of formula (I), wherein any bridging group optionally contains an optionally substituted heteroatom such as nitrogen

and s is an integer from 2-5

and a water-insoluble manganese compound.

Priority: GB19990030422 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: CONG-YUN DAI [CN]; DENG DAO-LI [CN]; HAGE RONALD [NL]; YE CHANG-QING [CN]; ZENG HONG [CN]


Patent No.: US6436894B2  Issued: 20/Aug/2002

Title: Dryer pearls

Applicant/Assignee: BATH & BODY WORKS, INC

Application No.: 09/756993   Filing Date: 08/Jan/2001

Abstract:

A product for providing anti-static and scent to clothes being laundered in a dryer has a plurality of beads, or pearls, of a polymer composition impregnated with anti-static agents and perfume contained in a mesh bag. The bag and pearls are placed in a clothes dryer with clothing being dried. The anti-static agents and perfume are transmitted to the clothing during the drying cycle. The pearls are composed of a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene. A whitening agent, such as titanium dioxide, a blowing agent and coloring can all be added to the pearls.

Priority: US2000-504281 Applic. Date: 2000-02-15

Inventor: ZEMBRODT ANTHONY M [US]; FERGUSON JOHN A [US]; HOLZNER GUNTER [CH]


Patent No.: US6440926B1  Issued: 27/Aug/2002

Title: Effervescent compositions and dry effervescent granules

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/402973   Filing Date: 14/Oct/1999

Abstract:

The present invention discloses dry effervescent granules comprising an acid, carbonate source and optionally a binder, wherein said acid, carbonate source and optionally binder are in close physical proximity. The invention also discloses granular compositions, containing effervescence material comprising an acid and a carbonate source, which has an effervescence index (EI) of at least 50. The granular compositions may be obtainable by incorporating said pre-formed dry effervescent granules into said granular compositions, especially detergent compositions. Improved effervescence is obtained when diluting these granular detergent compositions with water to obtain a washing/soaking liquor, resulting thereby in improved dissolution/dispensing characteristic and improved stain removal performance on soiled fabrics.

Priority: EP19970870048 Applic. Date: 1997-04-14; WO1998IB00562 Applic. Date: 1998-04-14

Inventor: SPADONI LUCA [IT]; MORELLI ROBERTO [IT]; CANCEIL SYLVESTRE [GB]; HARTSHORN RICHARD TIMOTHY [GB]


Patent No.: US6444633B2  Issued: 03/Sep/2002

Title: Granular laundry detergent compositions comprising zwitterionic polyamines

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/789443   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to laundry detergent compositions which provide enhance hydrophilic soil cleaning benefits, said compositions comprising:a) from about 0.01% by weight, of a zwitterionic hexamethylene diamine

b) from about 0.01% by weight, of a surfactant system comprising one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of nonionic, anionic, cationic, zwitterionic, ampholytic surfactants, and mixtures thereof

andc) the balance carriers and adjunct ingredients.The preferred embodiment of the present includes laundry detergent compositions in the form of a water soluble or dispersible tablet.

Priority: US20000184271P Applic. Date: 2000-02-23

Inventor: PRICE KENNETH NATHAN [US]


Patent No.: US6451746B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Carrier for liquid ingredients to be used in effervescent products

Applicant/Assignee: CHEMLINK LABORATORIES, LLC

Application No.: 09/813540   Filing Date: 21/Mar/2001

Abstract:

An effervescent compound is disclosed which includes a liquid ingredient, an effervescent system and optionally a solvent. The solvent may be both hydrophilic and have low solubility with effervescent ingredients. The solvent may include an alcohol, a glycol or a glycol ether, for example, but not limited to, 2-butoxyethanol. The effervescent system used in the effervescent compound may be, for example, but is not limited to, expanded sodium perborate and/or a mixture of any or one or more of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate and potassium carbonate. The effervescent compound may further include any one, or all, or any combination of the following ingredients: surfactants, bleaching compositions, anti-redeposition agents, binders, lubricants, colors, fragrances, and/or optical brighteners.

Also disclosed is a method for making an effervescent compound, including the steps of providing a solvent, providing an effervescent system in powder form, and mixing the solvent with the effervescent system, thereby producing a free-flowing effervescent compound. The method disclosed may also include the steps of compressing the effervescent compound, and then forming either granules or a tablet.

Priority: US2001-802591 Applic. Date: 2001-03-09; US20000245614P Applic. Date: 2000-11-03; US20000245850P Applic. Date: 2000-11-03

Inventor: MOORE RYAN GIFFIN [US]; DAWSON HILTON G [US]; DESENNA RICHARD A [US]; WILEY KENNETH SCOTT [US]


Patent No.: US6451749B1  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Care booster composition for supplementing the performance of laundry compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/999652   Filing Date: 26/Oct/2001

Abstract:

The invention is directed to a care booster composition effective for reducing wrinkles in a fabric being washed. The care booster composition enhances the performance of laundry detergents and fabric conditioners and may be used in processes for cleaning cloths.

Priority:

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; ORCHOWSKI MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6451756B2  Issued: 17/Sep/2002

Title: Method of promoting soil release from fabrics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/878445   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Hydrophobically modified polycarboxylate polymers of Formula 1:are useful for promoting soil release from fabrics, particularly cotton and cotton-containing fabrics, by contacting the fabrics with compositions comprising said polymers.

Priority: US1999-400630 Applic. Date: 1999-09-20; US19980105176P Applic. Date: 1998-10-22

Inventor: SHULMAN JAN EDWARD [US]; KIRK THOMAS CLEVELAND [US]; SWIFT GRAHAM [US]; SCHWARTZ CURTIS [US]; CREAMER MARIANNE PATRICIA [US]; FALCONE BETH ANN [US]


Patent No.: US6455489B2  Issued: 24/Sep/2002

Title: Laundry treatment for fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/821283   Filing Date: 29/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A fiber rebuild polymer comprising a cellulose or other beta-1,4 linked polysaccharide backbone with acetate groups pendant thereto, the average degree of substitution of acetate groups on the saccharide groups of the backbone being 0.55-0.70, is used to inhibit wrinkling and improve ironability of cloth during a laundry process.

Priority: GB20000007650 Applic. Date: 2000-03-29

Inventor: BIJSTERBOSCH HENRI DERK [GB]; HOPKINSON ANDREW [GB]


Patent No.: US6465413B1  Issued: 15/Oct/2002

Title: Detergent

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 09/341405   Filing Date: 09/Jul/1999

Abstract:

This invention discloses laundering and dishwashing products which can be incorporated in a single compartment water soluble film sachet, the formulation comprising a granulated percarbonate compound mixed with and encapsulated in an encapsulating blend comprising sulfate, carboxy methyl cellulose and nonionic surfactant, wherein the detergent composition does not include zeolites or perborates.

Priority: GB19970000415 Applic. Date: 1997-01-10; GB19970020190 Applic. Date: 1997-09-24; GB19970022527 Applic. Date: 1997-10-25; WO1998GB00089 Applic. Date: 1998-01-12

Inventor: HINTON GERALD THOMAS [GB]


Patent No.: US6468958B2  Issued: 22/Oct/2002

Title: Biphenyl-Substituted Triazines

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/848013   Filing Date: 03/May/2001

Abstract:

Biphenyl-substituted triazines of the formulaewhich are notable for high thermal stability, are used as stabilizers for organic polymers to counter damage thereto caused by light, oxygen and heat, as light stabilizers for textile fiber materials and as sunscreens for the human skin.

Priority: CH19950000740 Applic. Date: 1995-03-15; CH19950003269 Applic. Date: 1995-11-17; WO1996EP00945 Applic. Date: 1996-03-06; US1999-383163 Applic. Date: 1999-08-25; US1997-913214 Applic. Date: 1997-09-10

Inventor: FLETCHER IAN JOHN [CH]; KASCHIG JUERGEN [DE]; METZGER GEORGES [FR]; REINEHR DIETER [DE]; HAYOZ PASCAL [CH]


Patent No.: US6475969B2  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Solid cast chlorinated composition

Applicant/Assignee: SUNBURST CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 09/809875   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

A solid cast detergent product containing an active chlorine source is disclosed. Methods of manufacture and of use are also disclosed for the solid cast detergent product containing an active chlorine source.

Priority: US20000189791P Applic. Date: 2000-03-16

Inventor: SCEPANSKI WILLIAM H [US]


Patent No.: US6475970B1  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Bleaching composition comprising an alkoxylated benzoic acid

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/831608   Filing Date: 10/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a liquid or solid bleaching composition comprising a peroxygen bleach and an alkoxylated benzoic acid or a salt thereof. This bleaching composition shows excellent immediate chemical stability and excellent chemical stability upon storage. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a process of treating a fabric and/or a process of treating a carpet.

Priority: WO1999US26605 Applic. Date: 1999-11-10

Inventor: DEL DUCA VALERIO [IT]; GIUNTI STEFANO [IT]; LEONE MILENA [IT]; RICCI CARLO [IT]; SARCINELLI LUCA [IT]


Patent No.: US6475979B2  Issued: 05/Nov/2002

Title: Reduced malto-oligosaccharide cleansing compositions

Applicant/Assignee: GRAIN PROCESSING CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/801352   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2001

Abstract:

Disclosed are cleansing products that include reduced malto-oligosaccharides. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a cleansing product includes a surfactant and a reduced malto-oligosaccharide. In accordance with another embodiment, the reduced malto-oligosaccharide is an encapsulant for a product carrier in a powdered laundry-type detergent.

Priority: WO2000US29141 Applic. Date: 2000-10-20; US19990160602P Applic. Date: 1999-10-20

Inventor: BARRESI FRANK W [US]; ANTRIM RICHARD L [US]


Patent No.: US6479454B1  Issued: 12/Nov/2002

Title: Antimicrobial compositions and methods containing hydrogen peroxide and octyl amine oxide

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 09/680566   Filing Date: 05/Oct/2000

Abstract:

A peroxygen antimicrobial composition is provided comprising an amine oxide and peroxygen compound. The combination of the two components produces an effective antimicrobial composition, providing a more potent biocide than can be obtained by using these compounds separately. Other components can be added to the composition such as peracetic acid, acetic acid, hydrotrope coupling agents, etc. The composition can be used to sanitize various surfaces such as hard surfaces found in food processing, food service and health care industries as well as to sanitize the surfaces of food and in the treatment of water.

Priority:

Inventor: SMITH KIM R [US]; HEI ROBERT D P [US]


Patent No.: US6482786B1  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Liquid bleaching compositions comprising hydrogen peroxide, betaine, and ethoxylated nonionic surfactant

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/700555   Filing Date: 16/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a liquid bleaching composition comprising a peroxygen bleach, a zwitterionic betaine surfactant, a sulphonated hydrotrope, and a nonionic surfactant. This composition is suitable to deliver excellent stain removal performance and bleaching performance on various surfaces including fabrics and hard-surfaces, with improved physical stability, especially at low temperatures.

Priority: EP19980870124 Applic. Date: 1998-05-29; WO1999IB00913 Applic. Date: 1999-05-21

Inventor: DEL DUCA VALERIO [IT]; GIUNTI STEFANO [IT]; ISHIDA NOBUO [JP]


Patent No.: US6482791B2  Issued: 19/Nov/2002

Title: Liquid bleach cleaner composition comprising hypochlorous acid

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/059253   Filing Date: 31/Jan/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a bleach cleaner composition which exhibits excellent bleach cleaning power to the fungi on resin parts and yet ensures excellent storage stability of a hypochlorite at a high temperature. The bleach cleaner composition is a liquid bleach cleaner composition containing (a) an alkali metal salt of hypochlorous acid, (b) a quaternary ammonium salt surfactant having a C8-10 long chain alkyl, (c) at least one selected from cumenesulfonic acid, xylenesulfonic acid, toluenesulfonic acid, and alkali metal salts thereof, (d) an alkali metal hydroxide and and water. It may further comprise (e) an amphoteric surfactant.

Priority: JP20010038136 Applic. Date: 2001-02-15

Inventor: SANO YUTAKA [JP]; YAMADA HIROYUKI [JP]; TSUKUDA KAZUNORI [JP]


Patent No.: US6492322B1  Issued: 10/Dec/2002

Title: Concentrated quaternary ammonium fabric softener compositions containing cationic polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/269086   Filing Date: 18/Mar/1999

Abstract:

The present invention relates to aqueous stable, preferably concentrated, aqueous liquid textile softening compositions comprising fabric softener active and cationic polymer in the continuous aqueous phase to provide improved softening. The compositions of the present invention preferably contain diester quaternary ammonium compounds wherein the fatty acyl groups have an Iodine Value of from greater than about 5 to less than about 140. The cationic polymers can provide additional benefits such as dye transfer inhibition, chlorine scavenging to protect fabrics, cotton soil release benefits, etc.

Priority: US19960026442P Applic. Date: 1996-09-19; WO1997US16690 Applic. Date: 1997-09-19

Inventor: COOPER MEGAN A [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]; WAHL ERROL HOFFMAN [US]; WARD RICHARD MARTIN [US]


Patent No.: US6500793B2  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Wrinkle reduction laundry product compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/131110   Filing Date: 24/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present application relates to the inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry detergent product. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item during the cleaning step and, therefore, reduces the need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying.

Priority: US1999-293754 Applic. Date: 1999-04-16; US19980105865P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]


Patent No.: US6500796B1  Issued: 31/Dec/2002

Title: Stabilized fabric softening compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/554699   Filing Date: 18/May/2000

Abstract:

A fabric care composition comprises a polyamine functional polymer and a crystal growth inhibitor selected from the group consisting of carboxylic compounds, organic mono and diphosphonic acids, and salts and complexes thereof, and mixture thereof. In one embodiment, the polyamine functional polymer has a molecular weight between 200 and 10,000 and, when the crystal growth inhibitor is selected from carboxylic acid, organic diphosphonic acid, and mixtures thereof, the crystal growth inhibitor is present in an amount of less than 1% by weight of the composition. In another embodiment, the crystal growth inhibitor is present in an amount of from 0.005 to 0.2 percent by weight of the composition.

Priority: EP19970870187 Applic. Date: 1997-11-24; EP19980202164 Applic. Date: 1998-06-27; WO1998US24838 Applic. Date: 1998-11-20

Inventor: CEULEMANS RAPHAEL ANGELINE ALF [BE]; MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]; THOEN CHRISTIAAN ARTHUR JACQUE [US]


Patent No.: US6503876B1  Issued: 07/Jan/2003

Title: Stable non-aqueous liquid laundry detergents comprising low density particles

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/890675   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2001

Abstract:

This invention relates to laundry detergent products, such as heavy duty aqueous and/or non-aqueous and/or gelled liquid laundry detergents and granular and/or powder laundry detergents, which include one or more low density particles and one or more particulate solids, such as enzymes, bleaching agents, builders, chelants, alkalinity sources, anti-redeposition agents, catalysts, surfactants, and other detergent ingredients, and optionally one or more conventional cleaning adjunct materials.

Priority: US19990119555P Applic. Date: 1999-02-10; US19990131523P Applic. Date: 1999-04-29; WO2000US03520 Applic. Date: 2000-02-09

Inventor: BROECKX WALTER AUGUST MARIA [BE]


Patent No.: US6506722B1  Issued: 14/Jan/2003

Title: Cogranulates comprising alkali metal phyllosilicates and disintegrants

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 09/659386   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to cogranulates comprising phyllosilicates and disintegrants, in particular cellulose, and to detergents and cleaners which comprise these cogranulates, preferably in tablet form.

Priority: DE19991043237 Applic. Date: 1999-09-11

Inventor: BAUER HARALD [DE]; HOLZ JOSEF [DE]; SCHIMMEL GUENTHER [DE]; PELISSOU ARMELLE [FR]


Patent No.: US6514927B2  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Detergent and cleaner containing soil release polymer and alkanesulfonate and/or alpha-olefinsulfonate

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 09/969463   Filing Date: 02/Oct/2001

Abstract:

Detergents and cleaners comprising an active ingredient combination of a soil-release polymer and alkanesulfonate and/or alpha-olefinsulfonate.

Priority: DE19971025508 Applic. Date: 1997-06-17; US1998-097366 Applic. Date: 1998-06-15

Inventor: LANG FRANK-PETER [DE]; REINHARDT GERD [DE]


Patent No.: US6514932B1  Issued: 04/Feb/2003

Title: Wrinkle resistant composition

Applicant/Assignee: PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/762080   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2001

Abstract:

There is provided a composition as well as a method for treating fabrics in order to improve various properties of fabrics, in particular, wrinkle resistance by means of a cross-linking resin having cationic properties.

Priority: EP19980870173 Applic. Date: 1998-08-03; WO1999US17554 Applic. Date: 1999-08-03

Inventor: HUBESCH BRUNO ALBERT JEAN [BE]; MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]; GOOSSENS ELS [BE]; ALTMANN MARKUS W [BE]; BERNAERTS AN [BE]


Patent No.: US6531444B1  Issued: 11/Mar/2003

Title: Controlled delivery system for fabric care products

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA, LLC

Application No.: 09/709062   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in liquid, as well as, dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as fabric softeners, laundry detergents, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a solid, substantially spherical particle comprising hydrophobic cationic charge enhancing agents in conjunction with cationic fabric softening agents that assist in adhering the particles onto fabric. The particles can also include a fragrance. The particle can have an average particle diameter of from about 1 micron to about 500 microns. The controlled delivery system of the present invention can be utilized to deliver a broad range of fragrance ingredients onto fabric and prolong fragrance release from the dry laundered fabric over an extended period of time, or yield a high impact fragrance "burst" upon ironing the fabric. The invention also pertains to fabric care products comprising the controlled release system of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6534464B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Compositions containing alpha-sulfofatty acid ester and polyalkoxylated alkanolamide and methods of making and using the same

Applicant/Assignee: HUISH DETERGENTS, INC

Application No.: 09/574764   Filing Date: 19/May/2000

Abstract:

An alpha-sulfofatty acid ester and polyalkoxylated alkanolamide composition and method. The alpha-sulfofatty acid ester is formed into an ester portion, and the polyalkoxylated alkanolamide is formed into an alkanolamide portion. Both portions can optionally include other detergent components. Each portion comprises a plurality of particles, such as a powder or beads, pellets, granules, and the like. Each portion is formed separately, and then the portions are mixed. The portions can be combined in any suitable ratios, according to the desired properties of the final composition.

Priority:

Inventor: HUISH PAUL DANTON [US]; JENSEN LAURIE A [US]; LIBE PULE B [US]


Patent No.: US6534465B1  Issued: 18/Mar/2003

Title: Bleaching compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/787246   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to bleaching compositions comprising a hypohalite bleach, a borate or boric acid or mixture thereof, and a tertiary alcohol and/or a polyalcohol. These bleaching compositions exhibit excellent fabric yellowing-prevention performance and/or fabric safety.

Priority: EP19980870193 Applic. Date: 1998-09-16; WO1999US21345 Applic. Date: 1999-09-16

Inventor: BRIATORE ANDREA [IT]; GRANDE GIOVANNI [IT]; TODINI ORESTE [IT]


Patent No.: US6555513B2  Issued: 29/Apr/2003

Title: Detergent compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO INC

Application No.: 09/778177   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Laundry detergent compositions contain a sulphate or sulphonate anionic surfactant and a defined cationic surfactant in a weight ratio of 1:1 to 99:1. The cationic surfactant is a quaternary ammonium salt containing an ethoxylated alkyl chain. The compositions exhibit enhanced removal of oily soil.

Priority: GB20000002749 Applic. Date: 2000-02-07

Inventor: SINGH AMRAT PAUL [GB]


Patent No.: US6562775B2  Issued: 13/May/2003

Title: Fabric care method

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/067001   Filing Date: 04/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a process for inhibiting the re-absorption of migrating dyes in the wash liquor, comprising introducing into a wash liquor containing a peroxide-containing detergent, from 0.5 to 150 mg per liter of wash liquor, of one or more manganese containing compounds.

Priority: GB19970019009 Applic. Date: 1997-09-09; GB19980016928 Applic. Date: 1998-08-05; US2001-835176 Applic. Date: 2001-04-13; US1998-148938 Applic. Date: 1998-09-04

Inventor: BACHMANN FRANK [DE]; DANNACHER JOSEF [CH]; STUDER MARTIN [CH]; FREIERMUTH BEAT [FR]; MAKOWKA CORNELIA [DE]; WEINGARTNER PETER [CH]; RICHTER GRIT [DE]; SCHLINGLOFF GUNTHER [CH]


Patent No.: US6566318B2  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Bleach compositions containing metal bleach catalyst, and bleach activators and/or organic percarboxylic acids

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/093115   Filing Date: 07/Mar/2002

Abstract:

Laundry or cleaning composition comprising: (a) an effective amount, preferably from about 0.0001% to about 99.9%, more typically from about 0.1% to about 25%, of a bleach activator and/or organic percarboxylic acid

(b) a catalytically effective amount, preferably from about 1 ppb to about 99.9%, of a transition-metal bleach catalyst which is a complex of a transition-metal and a cross-bridged macropolycyclic ligand

and (c) at least about 0.1% of one or more laundry or cleaning adjunct materials, preferably comprising an oxygen bleaching agent. Preferred compositions are laundry compositions and automatic dishwashing detergents which provide enhanced cleaning/bleaching benefits through the use of such catalysts in combination with bleach activators and/or organic percarboxylic acids.

Priority: US2001-832578 Applic. Date: 2001-04-11; US1999-380673 Applic. Date: 1999-09-07; US19970038714P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970040115P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07; US19970040156P Applic. Date: 1997-03-07

Inventor: PERKINS CHRISTOPHER MARK [US]; LABEQUE REGINE [BE]; WILLIAMS BARBARA KAY [US]; JOHNSTON JAMES PYOTT [BE]; KITKO DAVID JOHNATHAN [US]; BURCKETT-ST LAURENT JAMES CHAR [US]; BURNS MICHAEL EUGENE [US]


Patent No.: US6566320B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Bleaching composition containing chromotropic compound

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/110917   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A bleaching composition that contains a bleaching agent and a chromotrophic radical scavenging compound, and a test method for identifying the presence of free radicals is disclosed. Such compositions offer improved stability.

Priority: EP19990870217 Applic. Date: 1999-10-19; WO2000US28792 Applic. Date: 2000-10-18

Inventor: CHIARADONNA GIUSEPP [IT]; CICOGNA FRENCESCA [IT]; INGROSSO GIOVANNI [IT]; PINZINO CALOGERO [IT]; DEL DUCA VALERIO [IT]; SCIALLA STEFANO [IT]


Patent No.: US6566323B1  Issued: 20/May/2003

Title: Laundry detergent compositions comprising fabric enhancement polyamines

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/890679   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to laundry detergent compositions which can optionally comprise bleach, said compositions comprising from about 0.01% to about 10% by weight, of a polyalkyleneimine. These detergent compositions provide fabric appearance benefits inter alia mitigation of fabric damage via bleaching agents.

Priority: US19990120989P Applic. Date: 1999-02-19; WO2000US03942 Applic. Date: 2000-02-16

Inventor: LITTIG JANET SUE [US]; BOECKH DIETER [DE]; BORZYK OLIVER [DE]; EHLE MICHAEL [DE]; HARTMAN FREDERICK ANTHONY [US]; SEVERNS JOHN CORT [US]; ZHANG SHULIN [US]


Patent No.: US6569344B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Wrinkle reducing composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/674224   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2000

Abstract:

There are provided wrinkle reducing compositions and method for treating fabrics in order to improve properties of fabrics, in particular, reduction or removal of unwanted wrinkles, by means of an aqueous composition comprising a water-soluble wetting agent and a salt.

Priority: WO1998US08129 Applic. Date: 1998-04-27

Inventor: HUBESCH BRUNO ALBERT JEAN [BE]; THOEN CHRISTIAAN ARTHUR JACQUE [US]; VERMOTE CHRISTIAN LEO MARIE [BE]; WOO RICKY AH-MAN [US]


Patent No.: US6569345B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Wrinkle reducing composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/674226   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2000

Abstract:

There are provided wrinkle reducing compositions and method for treating fabrics in order to improve properties of fabrics, in particular, reduction or removal of unwanted wrinkles, by means of an aqueous composition comprising a nonionic polyhydric alcohol humectant and a salt.

Priority: WO1998US08125 Applic. Date: 1998-04-27

Inventor: HUBESCH BRUNO ALBERT JEAN [BE]; THOEN CHRISTIAAN ARTHUR JACQUE [US]; VERMOTE CHRISTIAN LEO MARIE [BE]; WOO RICKY AH-MAN [US]


Patent No.: US6569826B1  Issued: 27/May/2003

Title: Radical scavenger

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/110911   Filing Date: 17/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A new chromotropic compound, compositions containing such a compound and methods of using such compound, such as in a test method for identifying the presence of free radicals, are disclosed.

Priority: EP19990870218 Applic. Date: 1999-10-19; WO2000US28795 Applic. Date: 2000-10-18

Inventor: CHIARADONNA GIUSEPP [IT]; CICOGNA FRANCESCA [IT]; INGROSSO GIOVANNI [IT]; FRANCHI EMANUELA [IT]; PINZINO CALOGERO [IT]; DEL DUCA VALERIO [IT]; SCIALLA STEFANO [IT]


Patent No.: US6573228B1  Issued: 03/Jun/2003

Title: Laundry detergent compositions comprising fabric enhancement polyamines

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/890678   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to laundry detergent compositions which can optionally comprise bleach, said compositions comprising a fabric enhancement system, said fabric enhancement system comprising one or more modified polyamine compounds.

Priority: US19990120993P Applic. Date: 1999-02-19; WO2000US03944 Applic. Date: 2000-02-16

Inventor: LITTIG JANET SUE [US]; BOECKH DIETER [DE]; BORZYK OLIVER [DE]; EHLE MICHAEL [DE]; HARTMAN FREDERICK ANTHONY [US]; SEVERNS JOHN CORT [US]; ZHANG SHULIN [US]


Patent No.: US6574883B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2003

Title: DISPENSING BALL FOR DRYER

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/749968   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A dispenser for laundry products, particularly for fabric softener products to be used in the dryer. The dispenser comprises a hollow ball having a plurality of product dispensing openings and a further product ingress opening for placing product in the ball. A measuring cup to hold product is accessed from the product ingress opening. In accordance with one preferred embodiment, the measuring cup includes only a single opening in its side wall for releasing product from the cup and into the hollow sphere. One or more closures are associated with the dispenser. After travelling through the small hole in the cup, the product is dispensed to the exterior of the hollow ball through the product dispensing openings and thus onto product. The hollow ball is preferably a manually squeezable plastic such as polyurethane.

In another embodiment, the cup includes more than the single hole in the cup walls. In a further embodiment, the cup may include a single hole or a plurality of holes and the hollow ball has associated therewith fabric on the outside surface to assist in evenly dispensing product. In an alternative embodiment, the cup includes a single hole or a plurality of holes and the outside of the hollow ball includes a plurality of wells to assist in dispensing of product. In accordance with a still further embodiment of the invention, the dispenser includes a duck bill valve sealingly mounted within the measuring cup. Product can be pumped into the dispenser through the duck bill valve, in which case, the closure may be omitted if desired.

In accordance with yet another embodiment of the invention, the area of the closure on the hollow ball is recessed and is protected by a ridge of plastic formed in the hollow ball.

Priority:

Inventor: GIBLIN EDWARD JOHN [US]; HSU FENG-LUNG GORDON [US]; SASO CORRINE [US]; POO RAMON E [US]


Patent No.: US6579842B2  Issued: 17/Jun/2003

Title: Method of treating fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/742693   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A method of delivering a benefit agent to fabric for exerting a pre-determined activity, wherein the fabric is pre-treated with a multi-specific binding molecule which has a high binding affinity to the fabric through one specificity and is capable of binding to the benefit agent through another specificity, followed by contacting the pre-treated fabric with the benefit agent, to enhance the pre-determined activity to the fabric. Preferably, the binding molecule is an antibody or fragment thereof, or a fusion protein comprising a cellulose binding domain and a domain having a high binding affinity to another ligand which is directed to said benefit agent. The method is useful for example for stain removal, perfume delivery, and treating collars and cuffs for wear.

Priority: EP19990310431 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: HOWELL STEVEN [GB]; LITTLE JULIE [GB]; VAN DER LOGT CORNELIS PAUL [NL]; PARRY NEIL JAMES [GB]


Patent No.: US6583105B1  Issued: 24/Jun/2003

Title: Fabric softener composition

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICAL CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/618870   Filing Date: 19/Jul/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to a fabric softener composition comprising(a) a water-soluble phthalocyanine of Zn, Fe(II), Ca, Mg, Na, K, Al, Si(IV), P(V), Ti(IV), Ge(IV), Cr(VI), Ga(III), Zr(IV), In(III), Sn(IV) or Hf(VI)

and(b) a quaternary ammonium compound of the formula in whichR1 and R2 independently of one another are C1-C5alkyl

or hydroxy-C1-C5alkyl

A and B are a C8-C20 fatty acid radical

the radical of the formula or the radical of the formulaB is C1-C5alkyl

a C8-C20 fatty acid radical

the radical of the formula (1a) or the radical of the formula (1b)

R3, R4 and R5 independently of one another are a C8-C20 fatty acid radical

X1- is a softener-compatible anion

andm, n and p are numbers from 0 to 5.The novel composition is used to obtain good bleaching effects on soiled textile fabrics.

Priority: EP19970810573 Applic. Date: 1997-08-15; US1998-134552 Applic. Date: 1998-08-14

Inventor: HOEHENER ALFRED [CH]; FRICK ROLAND [FR]


Patent No.: US6586384B2  Issued: 01/Jul/2003

Title: Method of treating fabrics and apparatus used therein

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/742694   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A method of delivering a benefit agent to a selected area of a fabric for exerting a predetermined activity, wherein the area is pre-treated with a multi-specific binding molecule which has a high binding affinity to said area through one specificity and is capable of binding to said benefit agent through another specificity, followed by contacting said pre-treated area with said benefit agent, to enhance said pre-determined activity to said area. Preferably, the binding molecule is an antibody or fragment thereof, or a fusion protein comprising a cellulose binding domain and a domain having a high binding affinity to another ligand which is directed to said benefit agent. The method is useful for stain removal, perfume delivery, and treating collars and cuffs for wear.

Priority: EP19990310427 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: HEMMINGTON SANDRA [GB]; HOWELL STEVEN [GB]; LITTLE JULIE [GB]; VAN DER LOGT CORNELIS PAUL [NL]; PARRY NEIL JAMES [GB]; SMITH RICHARD GEORGE [GB]


Patent No.: US6593289B1  Issued: 15/Jul/2003

Title: Liquid fabric softener formulations comprising hemicyanine red colorants

Applicant/Assignee: MILLIKEN & CO

Application No.: 10/047050   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2002

Abstract:

Fabric softener compositions comprising certain red colorants that exhibit excellent deep, dark red colorations (for aesthetic purposes) and mix very well with other colorants to provide differing red shades and tints therein, which simultaneously exhibit very low, if any staining capabilities on fabrics treated therewith, are provided. Such deep and dark red colorations have heretofore been unavailable within fabric softener formulations due to the tendency of such prior colorants to exhibit unacceptable staining levels, particularly when formulated at similar deep and dark shades as now provided within the inventive low-staining formulations. Apparently, and quite unexpectedly, the colorants present therein react favorably with quaternary ammonium salt softening agents in a manner to prevent reaction with the fibers of the treated fabrics themselves, thereby preventing staining thereon and therein. Such novel red-colored or -tinted fabric softener formulations, as well as any other quaternary-ammonium salt-containing red-colored or -tinted compositions are encompassed within this invention.

Priority:

Inventor: STAVRAKAS JAMES E [US]


Patent No.: US6617299B1  Issued: 09/Sep/2003

Title: Composition and method for bleaching a substrate

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/539756   Filing Date: 31/Mar/2000

Abstract:

The invention relates to catalytically bleaching substrates, especially laundry fabrics, with atmospheric oxygen or air. A method of bleaching a substrate is provided that comprises applying to the substrate, in an aqueous medium, a specified ligand from a selected class which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of the substrate by atmospheric oxygen. Also provided is an aqueous bleaching composition substantially devoid of peroxygen bleach or a peroxy-based or -generating bleach system. Also provided is a method of treating a textile such as a laundry fabric whereby a complex catalyses bleaching of the textile by atmospheric oxygen after the treatment. The catalyst may be used in dry form, or in a liquor that is then dried, such as an aqueous spray-on fabric treatment fluid or a wash liquor for laundry cleaning, or a non-aqueous dry cleaning fluid or spray-on aerosol fluid. The method can confer cleaning benefits to the textile after the treatment. Also provided is a dry textile having a catalyst applied or deposited thereon, whereby bleaching by atmospheric oxygen is catalysed on the textile.

Priority: GB19990007713 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; GB19990007714 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; WO1999GB02876 Applic. Date: 1999-09-01; WO1999GB02878 Applic. Date: 1999-09-01; GB20000004850 Applic. Date: 2000-02-29

Inventor: CARINA RICCARDO FILIPPO [FR]; FERINGA BERNARD LUCAS [NL]; HAGE RONALD [NL]; HEMMERT CATHERINE [FR]; KOEK JEAN HYPOLITES [NL]; LACROIS RENE MARCEL [NL]; MEUNIER BERNARD [FR]; RENZ MICHAEL [FR]; ROELFES JOHANNES GERHARDUS [NL]; SCHUDDE EBE PIETER [NL]; THIJSSEN ROB [NL]; TWISKER ROBIN STEFAN [NL]; ZONDERVAN CHARON [NL]


Patent No.: US6620775B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: VISCOSITY STABILIZATION IN ALKALINE SOLUTIONS

Applicant/Assignee: CP KELCO, CP KELCO U.S. INC

Application No.: 09/992563   Filing Date: 26/Nov/2001

Abstract:

An aqueous alkaline solution comprising at least a caustic and a viscosity stabilizing amount of diutan gum.

Priority:

Inventor: WINSTON PHILIP E [US]; SWAZEY JOHN M [US]


Patent No.: US6620777B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2003

Title: Fabric care composition comprising fabric or skin beneficiating ingredient

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO

Application No.: 09/893117   Filing Date: 27/Jun/2001

Abstract:

Stable fabric softening compositions are disclosed comprising:(a) a cationic softening compound

(b) a non-confined fragrance oil

(c) at least one fabric or skin beneficiating ingredient free of any water-insoluble polymer or non-polymeric carrier material and which beneficiating ingredient is contained within friable microcapsules comprising an aminoplast polymeric shell with the proviso that when the beneficiating ingredient is a fragrance oil, the fabric softening composition is prepared by adding sequentially or in combination (i) said non-confined fragrance oil of (b)

and (ii) the encapsulated fragrance oil of (c) to said cationic softening compound in the absence of any suspending agent

and(d) balance water whereby the ordinary manipulation of fabric during wearing or handling is capable of rupturing the polymeric shell of said microcapsules to release said fabric or skin beneficiating ingredient.

Priority:

Inventor: HEIBEL MARIJA [US]; JACQUES ALAIN [BE]; REUL JOSEPH [BE]; SMITH DANIEL WAYNE [US]; DREHS KAREN [US]; FAROOQ AMJAD [US]


Patent No.: US6624131B2  Issued: 23/Sep/2003

Title: Wrinkle reduction laundry product compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/995131   Filing Date: 27/Nov/2001

Abstract:

A laundry detergent composition and method of laundering clothes is disclosed which relates to the inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry detergent product. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item during the cleaning step and, therefore, reduces the need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying.

Priority:

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; ORCHOWSKI MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US6632291B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2003

Title: Methods and compositions for cleaning, rinsing, and antimicrobial treatment of medical equipment

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 09/816695   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods for cleaning, rinsing, and/or antimicrobial treatment of medical carts, medical cages, and other medical instruments, devices or equipment. The method for cleaning employs a solid alkaline, for example a solid carbonate, cleaning composition for cleaning the medical cart, cage, instrument, device, or equipment. The method for rinsing employs a solid neutral or neutralizing rinse composition for rinsing the medical cart, cage, instrument, device, or equipment. The method for antimicrobial treatment employs a solid, for example a solid quaternary ammonium or solid halogen, antimicrobial composition, for antimicrobial treatment of the medical cart, cage, instrument, device, or equipment.

Priority:

Inventor: RABON REID [US]; SWART SALLY K [US]; CHANDLER DENISE [US]; EVERSON TERRENCE P [US]


Patent No.: US6637366B1  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Nematode biopesticide

Applicant/Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION

Application No.: 09/869080   Filing Date: 01/Oct/2001

Abstract:

A composition and method for controlling scarabs, especially lawn scarabs, utilising certain strains of the entomopathogenic nematode species, Heterorhabditis zealandica are disclosed. The nematode strains used in the composition and method generally have an LD50 value of less than 300 IJ as measured by pot assays against final instar scarab larvae.

Priority: AU1998PP07927 Applic. Date: 1998-12-24; WO1999AU01152 Applic. Date: 1999-12-23

Inventor: BEDDING ROBIN ANTHONY [AU]; CLARK SIMONE DANIELLA [AU]; BUTLER KAREN LOUISE [AU]; VELLA JACQUELINE LOUISE [AU]; DRIVER FELICE [AU]


Patent No.: US6638446B1  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Lower reactivity blends of calcium hypochlorite and magnesium sulfate

Applicant/Assignee: ARCH CHEMICALS, INC

Application No.: 10/271375   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A non-Division 5.1 Oxidizer composition consisting essentially of a blend of hydrated calcium hypochlorite with magnesium sulfate heptahydrate, wherein the blend contains at least about 17% by weight of water based on the total weight of the blend.

Priority:

Inventor: MULLINS RICHARD M [US]


Patent No.: US6638901B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2003

Title: Composition and method for bleaching a substrate

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/796210   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2001

Abstract:

The invention relates to catalytically bleaching substrates, especially laundry fabrics, with atmospheric oxygen and a peroxyl species. A method of bleaching a substrate is provided that comprises applying to the substrate, in an aqueous medium, a specified organic substance which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of the substrate by atmospheric oxygen and a peroxyl species. Also provided is a bleaching composition comprising, in an aqueous medium, atmospheric oxygen and an organic substance which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of the substrate by the atmospheric oxygen, wherein the aqueous medium is provided with a peroxygen bleach or a peroxy-based or peroxy-generating bleach system.

Priority: GB20000004988 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01

Inventor: HAGE RONALD [NL]; SWARTHOFF TON [NL]; TETARD DAVID [GB]; THORNTHWAITE DAVID WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6642195B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Method of treating a textile

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/740121   Filing Date: 19/Dec/2000

Abstract:

A method of treating a textile such as a laundry fabric is provided, in which the textile is contacted with a specified organic substance which forms a complex with a transition metal, whereby the complex catalyses bleaching of the textile by atmospheric oxygen after the treatment. The organic substance may be used in dry form, or in a liquor that is then dried, such as an aqueous spray-on fabric treatment fluid or a wash liquor for laundry cleaning, or a non-aqueous dry cleaning fluid or spray-on aerosol fluid. The method can confer cleaning benefits to the textile after the treatment. Also provided is a dry textile having an organic substance applied or deposited thereon, whereby bleaching by atmospheric oxygen is catalysed on the textile.

Priority: GB19990030697 Applic. Date: 1999-12-24

Inventor: HAGE RONALD [NL]


Patent No.: US6642196B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2003

Title: Method of delivering a benefit agent

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/742689   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2000

Abstract:

There is provided a method of delivering a benefit agent whereby a benefit agent is first loaded to a surface and subsequently unloaded and transferred and delivered to a second surface. More in particular, the benefit agent is first loaded onto a garment during a laundering process, and subsequently delivered to another surface. The benefit agents can be fragrance agents, perfumes, colour enhancers, fabric softening agents, polymeric lubricants, photoprotective agents, latexes, resins, dye fixative agents, encapsulated materials, antioxidants, insecticides, soil repelling agents, soil release agents, and cellulose fibers.

Priority: EP19990310430 Applic. Date: 1999-12-22

Inventor: HOWELL STEVEN [GB]; LITTLE JULIE [GB]; VAN DER LOGT CORNELIS PAUL [NL]; PARRY NEIL JAMES [GB]


Patent No.: US6649586B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2003

Title: Detergent composition and method for removing soil

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 10/356173   Filing Date: 30/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a highly alkaline or mildly alkaline detergent composition having enhanced cleaning properties. The detergent combines a source of alkalinity and a blend of nonionic surfactants that enhances cleaning starchy soils. The blend of nonionic surfactants preferably includes an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant and a silicon surfactant having a hydrophobic silicon group and a pendant hydrophilic group. Preferably, the blend of nonionic surfactants includes a surfactant having a hydrophobic group and an ethylene oxide residue containing group and a polymer additive. A method for removing soil from an article is provided.

Priority: US2002-118577 Applic. Date: 2002-04-08; US1999-307393 Applic. Date: 1999-05-07

Inventor: MAN VICTOR F [US]; EVERSON TERRENCE P [US]; LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]


Patent No.: US6653270B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2003

Title: Stabilized bleach compositions

Applicant/Assignee: PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/142070   Filing Date: 09/May/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to bleaching, pre-soak, pre-treatment, and laundry detergent compositions comprising:A) a catalytically effective amount of a transition-metal bleach catalyst which is a complex of a transition-metal and a cross-bridged macropolycyclic ligand, for example, 5,12-dimethyl-1,5,8,12-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2] hexadecane manganese (II) chloride, having the formula:B) an effective amount of a stabilizing agent, said agent selected fromi) one or more anti-oxidants

ii) one or more reducing agents

iii) and mixtures thereof

andC) the balance carriers and other adjunct ingredients

provided said composition is substantially free of any organic or inorganic peroxygen compounds.

Priority: US2001-914528 Applic. Date: 2001-08-29; US19990122492P Applic. Date: 1999-03-02

Inventor: LABEQUE REGINE [BE]


Patent No.: US6663902B1  Issued: 16/Dec/2003

Title: Method and composition for the generation of chlorine dioxide using Iodo-Compounds, and methods of use

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 09/664623   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a biocidal composition, designed for the generation of chlorine dioxide, comprising at least one iodo-compound having at least one iodine atom and a source of chlorite ions. The molar ration of chlorite ions to iodine atoms is 2 or greater. The composition finds use in a variety of applications including methods of cleaning, sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting various surfaces.

Priority:

Inventor: HEI ROBERT D P [US]; MCSHERRY DAVID DANIEL [US]; SMITH KIM R [US]; OLSON KEITH E [US]


Patent No.: US6670320B1  Issued: 30/Dec/2003

Title: WASH CYCLE UNIT DOSE SOFTENER CONTAINING A DISINTEGRATING AGENT

Applicant/Assignee: COLGATE-PALMOLIVE

Application No.: 10/064099   Filing Date: 11/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A unit dose wash cycle fabric softening composition for softening or conditioning fabrics in the wash cycle of an automatic washing machine, said unit dose comprising a compacted granular fabric softener composition in an amount sufficient to form a unit dose capable of providing effective softening or conditioning of fabrics in the wash cycle of said washing machine, and wherein said fabric softener composition comprises (A) a treated montmorillonite-containing clay selected to have initial properties as follows: (i) a montmorillonite content of at least 85%

and (ii) when said clay is activated with sodium ions, dried and ground to particles, said ground particles do not swell more than about 2.5 fold over a period of 24 hours when added to deionized water at room temperature

and wherein said montmorillonite-containing clay is treated by the process comprising the following sequential steps: (a) drying said clay to a moisture content of from about 25 to about 35%, by weight

(b) extruding the dried material through a die to form a paste

(c) drying said paste to a moisture content of from about 10% to about 14% by weight

and (d) calcining at a temperature of about 120 DEG C. to about 250 DEG C.

and (B) at least one disintegration agent to enhance the dispersibility of said compacted granular composition in water selected from the group consisting of swelling polymers

cellulose

and electrolytes.

Priority:

Inventor: CAO HOAI-CHAU [BE]; GOURGUE ALAIN [BE]; JACQUES ALAIN [BE]; REUL JOSEPH [BE]; ROUSSELET JULIETTE [BE]; EPP JEFFREY T [US]; FAROOQ AMJAD [US]; SCHRAMM JR CHARLES J [US]


Patent No.: US6682723B2  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Paint containing surfactants for structuring non-aqueous liquid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/020043   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2001

Abstract:

A paint containing a surfactant system capable of structuring a non-aqueous liquid composition, wherein the surfactant system comprises at least about 5% of a structuring particle. The surfactant system preferably further comprises a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof. A well dispersed mixture of a non-aqueous liquid, for example, a nonionic surfactant, and at least about 25%, by weight of the surfactant system results in the mixture having a yield of at least about 2.0 Pa when measured at 20 sec<-1 >and 25 DEG C. Moreover, the surfactant system should exhibit a peak when measured by SAXS x-ray diffraction, wherein the peak's center is between about the 1.5 to 2.5 v positions on the 2 theta axis.

The structuring particles are most preferably structuring particles of sulfate and linear alkyl benzene sulfonate.

Priority: US1999-252953 Applic. Date: 1999-02-18; US19980075033P Applic. Date: 1998-02-18

Inventor: PARRY DIANE [US]; BROECKX WALTER AUGUST MARIA [BE]; WHITE JR DANIEL JEROME [US]; SMERZNAK MARK ALLEN [US]


Patent No.: US6683043B1  Issued: 27/Jan/2004

Title: Process for manufacturing effervescence components

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/856592   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2001

Abstract:

A process for manufacturing effervescence component comprises grinding a coarse acid source to obtain an acid source whereof at least 75% has a particle size from 0.1 to 150 microns, mixing the ground acid source and the carbon dioxide source and optionally the binder and/or other actives to form a mixture, and submitting the mixture to a granulation step, preferably comprising a compaction step and/or an agglomeration step.

Priority: GB19980026841 Applic. Date: 1998-12-08; WO1999US28420 Applic. Date: 1999-12-01

Inventor: DOVEY ANTHONY [GB]; GRAY PETER GERARD [GB]; BASTON GAIL MARGARET [GB]; DYTER ZOE [GB]; DRIFFIELD CHRISTOPHER CHARLES [GB]; YORK DAVID WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6686324B2  Issued: 03/Feb/2004

Title: Low-foaming hydrogen peroxide cleaning solution for organic soils

Applicant/Assignee: VIROX TECHNOLOGIES, INC

Application No.: 10/193182   Filing Date: 12/Jul/2002

Abstract:

A low-foaming cleaning solution and dry particulate formulation which can be diluted with water, deionized water, or mixtures thereof, to form the cleaning solution. The cleaning solution has an alkaline pH, which is preferably from about 8 to about 11.5 and consists essentially of at least one low foaming surfactant in a concentration of from about 0.005% to about 40% w/w of the total solution, at least one active oxygen releasing compound in an amount effective to produce a hydrogen peroxide concentration of from about 0.005% to about 50% w/w of the total solution, at least one builder in a concentration of from about 0.001% to about 50% w/w of the total solution, and at least one diluent selected from the group consisting of water, deionized water, and mixtures thereof.

The at least one surfactant is selected from the group consisting of C3-C8 alkane sulfonates, C3-C8 alkyl sulfates, C1-C7 alkyl naphthalene sulfonates, polyoxyethylene/polyoxypropylene block copolymers having a polyoxypropylene molecular weight of from about 1500 to about 8500, of which less than about 30% of the total molecular weight is due to the polyoxyethylene portion, and mixtures thereof. The at least one active oxygen releasing compound is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen peroxide, at least one source of hydrogen peroxide, and mixtures thereof.

Priority: US2000-718701 Applic. Date: 2000-11-22; US19990167631P Applic. Date: 1999-11-26

Inventor: RAMIREZ JOSE A [CA]


Patent No.: US6689732B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Detergent compositions having a specific hydrophobic peroxyacid bleaching system and anionic surfactant

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/508441   Filing Date: 07/Feb/2001

Abstract:

Granular detergent compositions, particularly phosphate-containing detergent compositions, contain a specific hydrophobic peroxyacid bleaching system and a specific anionic surfactant system. The compositions are suitable for use in laundry washing methods.

Priority: GB19970019231 Applic. Date: 1997-09-11; WO1998IB01385 Applic. Date: 1998-09-07

Inventor: GUEDIRA NOUR-EDDINE [GB]; WARD DAWN CONSTANCE [GB]


Patent No.: US6689738B2  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Oxidation process and composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME AND PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/000856   Filing Date: 24/Oct/2001

Abstract:

There is provided an enzymatic oxidation composition and process wherein an oxidisable substance is reacted with (a) a compound having the formula:and (b) molecular oxygen, in the absence of peroxidase. The process is useful in detergent compositions for stain bleaching and/or anti dye-transfer.

Priority: EP20000309607 Applic. Date: 2000-10-31; EP20010306798 Applic. Date: 2001-08-09

Inventor: CONVENTS DANIEL [NL]; DOORNINK MONIQUE [NL]; SMITH RICHARD GEORGE [GB]; THORNTHWAITE DAVID WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6689740B1  Issued: 10/Feb/2004

Title: Method for preparing fragrance products

Applicant/Assignee: GIVAUDAN SA

Application No.: 09/583587   Filing Date: 31/May/2000

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for reducing fragrance loss in a substrate. This process includes preparing a protected fragrance matrix that contains a perfume, an optional fixative and a solid absorbent. The process further includes combining a substrate conditioner with the fragrance matrix and a substrate. Products, especially fabric softener sheets, made from these processes are also provided.

Priority: US19990139278P Applic. Date: 1999-06-15

Inventor: MCGEE THOMAS [FR]; PURZYCKI KENNETH LEO [US]; SGARAMELLA RICHARD P [US]


Patent No.: US6696403B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Composition and method for bleaching a substrate

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/067665   Filing Date: 05/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to catalytically bleaching substrates, especially laundry fabrics, with a bleaching composition using either air or a peroxyl source.

Priority: GB20010002826 Applic. Date: 2001-02-05

Inventor: CARINA RICCARDO FILIPPO [CH]; DELROISSE MICHEL GILBERT JOSE [NL]; HAGE RONALD [NL]; TETARD DAVID [GB]


Patent No.: US6696405B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Crease recovery of fabrics

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/319039   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The crease recovery of fabrics can be improved using C20-C40 saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons which have melting points below 0 DEG C., such as squalane. The hydrocarbons may be included in garment care products adapted for use in a tumble dryer, such as flexible sheets, in sprayable formulations or in fabric care compositions, such as fabric conditioning compositions which comprise a fabric softening agent. Fabrics may be treated with the hydrocarbons as part of a domestic laundering process.

Priority: GB19990026560 Applic. Date: 1999-11-09; US2000-709910 Applic. Date: 2000-11-09

Inventor: MOONEY WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US6696406B2  Issued: 24/Feb/2004

Title: Fluorescent whitening agent formulation for detergents

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/239136   Filing Date: 19/Sep/2002

Abstract:

A liquid fluorescent whitening agent formulation comprising: a) a compound of formula (1), in which R1 represents hydrogen, 1-5 C-alkyl, 1-5 C-alkoxy or halogen, M represents hydrogen, an alkaline- or alkaline earth-metal, or ammonium

b) a polyhydroxy compound

c) 5 to 95% water, whereby the ratio of the compound of Formula (1) to the polyhydroxy compound is between 10:90 and 90:10 parts by weight and the total weight of these compounds in the formulation is between 5 and 95% and, optionally, auxiliary stabilizing agents and the use thereof for the manufacture of detergents with improved shade consistency.

Priority: EP20000810250 Applic. Date: 2000-03-23; WO2001EP02984 Applic. Date: 2001-03-15

Inventor: MERKLE GERHARD [DE]; KASCHIG JUERGEN [DE]; ZELGER JOSEF [CH]; SCHROEDER SERGE [FR]


Patent No.: US6702951B2  Issued: 09/Mar/2004

Title: Scent adsorbing liquid formulation

Applicant/Assignee: ROBINSON LABORATORIES, INC

Application No.: 09/905251   Filing Date: 13/Jul/2001

Abstract:

An odor-absorbing liquid formulation, one embodiment thereof comprising a preservative, an alkali metal salt, and a particulate odor-adsorbing agent such as activated carbon. The formulation may further include an alkylaryl polyether nonionic surfactant and may have an alkaline pH. The present liquid formulation is applied to apparel to be worn during hunting or observation to avoid being sensed by animals.

Priority: US20000238668P Applic. Date: 2000-10-06

Inventor: SHULTZ SCOTT S [US]


Patent No.: US6720299B2  Issued: 13/Apr/2004

Title: Bleaching composition of enhanced stability and a process for making such a composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/075997   Filing Date: 14/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to an air bleaching catalyst that has been coated with a polymer that serves to promote the stability of the air bleaching catalyst. The invention also provides a method of coating the air bleaching catalyst.

Priority: GB20010003871 Applic. Date: 2001-02-16

Inventor: CHAPPLE ANDREW PAUL [GB]; STRIJBOSCH ANTONIUS HENRICUS J [NL]


Patent No.: US6727218B2  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Delivery of benefit agents

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/268498   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a cleaning composition comprising an immiscible liquid system having at least one liquid-liquid interface with an interfacial tension greater than 5 mN/m. The less polar solvent in the system has a carbon chain length of at least 4, or is a silicone with more than 3 SiO units. The composition furthermore comprises from 0.001-20% by weight of a benefit agent such as a fluorescer, a dye transfer inhibitor, a fabric softening agent or an anti redeposition agent. The compositions provide for an improved delivery and efficacy of the benefit agents in e.g. a fabric cleaning process.

Priority: IN2001MU01000 Applic. Date: 2001-10-12

Inventor: BARGAJE VIJAYA MILIND [IN]; DHANDAPANI KAVITHA [IN]; ROBERTS GLYN [IN]


Patent No.: US6727220B1  Issued: 27/Apr/2004

Title: Fabric softening compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/569924   Filing Date: 11/May/2000

Abstract:

The invention provides a fabric softening composition comprising:i) at least one nonionic fabric, andii) at least one anionic surfactant, andiii) at least one cationic polymerwherein the particles formed from i), ii) and iii) have a net negative charge and the composition comprises no more than 1% by weight non-polymeric cationic surfactant and/or cationic fabric softening compounds. The compositions give good fabric softening without decreasing absorbency, and deposit well without being detrimentally affected by anionic carry-over from the wash. Also provided is a method of depositing a nonionic fabric softening agent from a fabric softening composition, comprising emulsifying the agent with an anionic surfactant and a cationic polymer or emulsifying the agent with an anionic surfactant and then post-dosing an aqueous solution of a cationic polymer to form a particle having an overall negative charge and treating fabric therewith.

Priority: GB19990011437 Applic. Date: 1999-05-17

Inventor: GRAINGER DAVID STEPHEN [GB]; GREEN ANDREW [GB]; MOHAMMADI MANSUR SULTAN [GB]; ROTH STEPHANE [GB]; THOMPSON LAURENCE GRIFFITH [GB]


Patent No.: US6740126B2  Issued: 25/May/2004

Title: Method for the application of durable press finishes to textile components via the use of hydrophobic bleaching preparation

Applicant/Assignee: STRIKE INVESTMENTS, LLC

Application No.: 09/784489   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A method for the application of durable press to textiles via the pre-treatment bleaching of a non-finished textile component followed by the application of a durable press finish is provided. The method comprises the steps of treating a non-finished textile component in an aqueous bleaching solution of hydrogen peroxide and a hydrophobic activator or hydrophobic peracid for a time sufficient to bleach the textile component followed by application of the durable press finish preferably via immersion in an aqueous solution of formaldehyde, a cross lining catalyst and a silicone elastomer forming material or a solution of alkylene urea and a crosslinking catalyst. Preferred bleach activators include the alkanoyloxybenzene sulfonates and in particular noanoyloxybenzene sulfonate.

The method allows significant savings in both energy and time due to the lower bleaching temperatures possible via the present method as opposed to conventional peroxide processing.

Priority: US20000182625P Applic. Date: 2000-02-15

Inventor: WANG JIPING [US]; JOHNSTON ROBERT WILLIAM [US]


Patent No.: US6746617B2  Issued: 08/Jun/2004

Title: Fabric treatment composition and method

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/238270   Filing Date: 10/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for wrinkle reduction in fabrics, including washable clothes, dry cleanable clothes, linens, bed clothes, draperies, window curtains, shower curtains, table linens, and the like requiring little, if any, pressing, ironing, and/or steaming are disclosed.

Priority: US20010318389P Applic. Date: 2001-09-10

Inventor: RADOMYSELSKI ANNA VADIMOVNA [US]; FRANCE PAUL AMAAT RAYMOND GERA [US]; WOODS WILBUR THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US6759379B2  Issued: 06/Jul/2004

Title: Wrinkle reduction laundry product compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO., INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/146732   Filing Date: 16/May/2002

Abstract:

The inclusion of one or more wrinkle reducing ingredients in a laundry detergent product is described. The benefits are delivered to the laundered item during the cleaning step and, therefore, reduces the need for further wrinkle reducing steps when the items are taken from the dryer or after hang drying.

Priority: US1999-393831 Applic. Date: 1999-09-10; US1999-293754 Applic. Date: 1999-04-16; US19980105865P Applic. Date: 1998-10-27

Inventor: MURPHY DENNIS STEPHEN [US]; FOX DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US6762157B1  Issued: 13/Jul/2004

Title: Low residue surface treatment

Applicant/Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC

Application No.: 09/629368   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2000

Abstract:

An aqueous composition for the reduction or elimination of unpleasant odors from surfaces containing such odors comprises a perfume, a surfactant/solubilizer, a solvent/drying aid, an odor absorber, and, preferably, a buffer to maintain the desired pH. The solution contains minimal or no volatile organic compounds. Due to the specific nature of the combination of the surfactant/solubilizer and the solvent/drying aid, the use of fragrances previously too hydrophobic for use in an aqueous solution is possible, providing a large variety of efficient odor counteractants not previously available. The composition may optionally comprise additional components, such as preservatives, antimicrobials, anti-static compositions, anti-wrinkling agents, insect control agents, moth repellents, UV protectants, water-proofing agents, and textile treatment agents. The aqueous solution may be applied to a variety of surfaces, in sufficient quantity to wet the surface, preferably by spraying.

Priority:

Inventor: BABINSKI LINDA J [US]; KRISTOPEIT KAREN K [US]; RANDALL FRANCIS J [US]


Patent No.: US6767886B2  Issued: 27/Jul/2004

Title: Substrate treating compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE, USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 09/852993   Filing Date: 10/May/2001

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a composition for improving substrate characteristics. The composition has a substrate enhancing agent, like a monohydric alcohol, and the composition reduces wrinkles in substrates that have not been subjected to ironing.

Priority:

Inventor: FOX DANIEL JOSEPH [US]; VAN BLARCOM DAVID [US]; MEYER FRANCOISE FREDERICKS [US]


Patent No.: US6787514B2  Issued: 07/Sep/2004

Title: Detergent compositions comprising an encapsulated percarbonate compound

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/268324   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

The invention relates to laundering and dishwashing products which can be incorporated in a single compartment water soluble film sachet, the formulation comprising a granulated percarbonate compound which has been mixed with an encapsulating blend comprising sulfate, carboxy methyl cellulose and nonionic surfactant wherein the detergent product does not include zeolites and perborates.

Priority: GB19970000415 Applic. Date: 1997-01-10; GB19970020190 Applic. Date: 1997-09-24; GB19970022527 Applic. Date: 1997-10-25; US1999-341405 Applic. Date: 1999-07-09

Inventor: HINTON GERALD THOMAS [GB]


Patent No.: US6790817B2  Issued: 14/Sep/2004

Title: Two part chemical concentrate

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 10/218300   Filing Date: 13/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The invention is a solid chemical concentrate system of at least two cooperative shapes. The first shape is an inwardly curved bar having an inner opening. The second shape is an insert which is capable of interlocking with the bar by insertion into the bar inner opening. The solid chemical concentrate provides chemical systems having active constituents which may be the same, different but compatible or functionally and chemically incompatible combined within one matrix to provide at least one substantially continuous surface. The system may also comprise an aqueous soluble or dispersible polymeric film cover.

Priority: US2000-667487 Applic. Date: 2000-09-22; US1993-071596 Applic. Date: 1993-06-04; US1991-699662 Applic. Date: 1991-05-14

Inventor: GLADFELTER ELIZABETH J [US]; OUTLAW TINA O [US]; COPELAND JAMES L [US]; SCHULZ RHONDA K [US]; BOCHE DANIEL K [US]; PETERSON JEFF W [US]


Patent No.: US6793846B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Microbicide compositions

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/149147   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2002

Abstract:

The present invention provides a bactericide composition comprising hypochlorous acid or a salt thereof. In particular, the present invention provides a liquid bactericide composition comprising an aqueous solution comprising hypochlorous acid and/or a salt thereof, a surfactant (B) and a pH adjusting agent (C), and having a ph valve in the range of 3 to 8 at 25 DEG C.

Priority: JP19990352217 Applic. Date: 1999-12-10; JP20000041092 Applic. Date: 2000-02-18; JP20000066815 Applic. Date: 2000-03-10; JP20000130276 Applic. Date: 2000-04-28; WO2000JP08716 Applic. Date: 2000-12-08

Inventor: YOSHIKAWA KIYOAKI [JP]; YAMAZAKI YOSHIHIRO [JP]; OKANO TETSUYA [JP]; TAMURA SHIGERU [JP]; MATSUO NOBORU [JP]; ITO SUMITOSHI [JP]


Patent No.: US6794356B2  Issued: 21/Sep/2004

Title: Fabric softening composition comprising a malodor controlling agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/268436   Filing Date: 10/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A fabric softening composition including from about 1% to about 90% by weight of a fabric softening active, optionally from about 1% to about 25% by weight of a principal solvent having a ClogP of less than about 3, from about 0.05% to about 15% by weight of a malodor controlling agent, and the balance being adjunct ingredients. The malodor controlling agent is selected from the group consisting of a quaternary ammonium antimicrobial agent, cyclodextrin or mixtures of these ingredients. The present invention also relates to a method for reducing malodor by applying such a composition to a fabric article, and drying the fabric article as well as the use of such a composition on fabric articles to reduce malodor impression. An article for reducing and inhibiting the expression of malodor impression is also provided.

Priority: WO2001US16357 Applic. Date: 2001-05-18; US20000206752P Applic. Date: 2000-05-24

Inventor: TURNER JOHN CHRISTOPHER [BE]; DEMEYERE HUGO JEAN MARIE [BE]; WENDT HANS [BE]; MIRASOL AMELITA GONZALES [JP]; TEE JOHANNSON JIMMY [US]; FORD FRANCIS CORNELIO [US]; LAO JR FRANCISCO GO [US]; CHEN GONG-XIANG [JP]; STEENLAND MATHIEU ANGELA WILLY [BE]; CORDIER MURIEL LEILA GISELE [BE]; PASUPATHY SUMITRA [GB]; VERBRUGGE JAN DOMINIEK [BE]


Patent No.: US6797688B2  Issued: 28/Sep/2004

Title: Concentrated, preferably biodegradable, quaternary ammonium fabric softener compositions containing cationic polymers and process for preparation

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/307634   Filing Date: 02/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to aqueous stable, preferably concentrated, aqueous liquid textile softening compositions comprising fabric softener active and cationic polymer in the continuous aqueous phase to provide improved softening.The compositions of the present invention preferably contain diester quaternary ammonium compounds wherein the fatty acyl groups have an Iodine Value of from greater than about 5 to less than about 140. The cationic polymers can provide additional benefits such as dye transfer inhibition, chlorine scavenging to protect fabrics, cotton soil release benefits, etc.

Priority: US1999-269086 Applic. Date: 1999-03-18; US19960026442P Applic. Date: 1996-09-19

Inventor: COOPER MEGAN A [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]; WAHL ERROL HOFFMAN [US]; WARD RICHARD MARTIN [US]


Patent No.: US6800602B1  Issued: 05/Oct/2004

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/089850   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a softener composition for enhancing the abrasion resistance of textile fiber materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, or a mixture thereof, and d) a polyurethane, or a mixture thereof

and C) a selected polyorganosiloxane compound.

Priority: EP19990810902 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09393 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6803355B1  Issued: 12/Oct/2004

Title: Laundry detergent compositions with fabric enhancing component

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/890674   Filing Date: 03/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Detergent compositions are formulated with a mixture of hydrophobically modified cellulose polymers or oligomers and cyclic amine based polymers or oligomers. The cellulose/amine mixture maintains the integrity and appearance of fabrics laundered in the compositions. Dye maintenance and anti-pilling benefits are provided. The compositions are provided in containers which alert the user of the benefits provided by the compositions.

Priority: US19990119569P Applic. Date: 1999-02-10; WO2000US03472 Applic. Date: 2000-02-09

Inventor: PANANDIKER RAJAN KESHAV [US]; MOE JENNIFER LEUPIN [US]; WERTZ WILLIAM CONRAD [US]


Patent No.: US6812202B2  Issued: 02/Nov/2004

Title: Detergent composition and method for removing soil

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 10/716989   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a highly alkaline or mildly alkaline detergent composition having enhanced cleaning properties. The detergent combines a source of alkalinity and a blend of nonionic surfactants that enhances cleaning starchy soils. The blend of nonionic surfactants preferably includes an alkyl polyglycoside surfactant and a silicon surfactant having a hydrophobic silicon group and a pendant hydrophilic group. Preferably, the blend of nonionic surfactants includes a surfactant having a hydrophobic group and an ethylene oxide residue containing group and a polymer additive. A method for removing soil from an article is provided.

Priority: US2003-356173 Applic. Date: 2003-01-30; US2002-118577 Applic. Date: 2002-04-08; US1999-307393 Applic. Date: 1999-05-07

Inventor: MAN VICTOR F [US]; EVERSON TERRENCE P [US]; LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]


Patent No.: US6815412B1  Issued: 09/Nov/2004

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: US 2002-089851   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2002

Abstract: US 6815412 B1 20041109 US6815412 20041109 US20020089851 20020904 EP19990810901 19991005 WO2000EP09394 20000926 CIBA SC HOLDING AG [US] KVITA PETR [CH] OTTO PETER [DE] DUBINI MARIO [CH] CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE] GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE] GORETZKI RALF [DE] WEBER BARBARA [DE] MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR] Fabric softener compositions

Priority: EP19990810901 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09394 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6818610B2  Issued: 16/Nov/2004

Title: Fabric care systems for providing anti-wrinkle benefits to fabric

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/196398   Filing Date: 16/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to anti-wrinkle fabric treatment compositions comprising:a) from about 0.01% to about 20% by weight, of a cationic silicone polymer or copolymer having the formula:wherein each Z unit comprises at least one secondary, tertiary, or quaternary amino moiety, or mixtures thereof

[CAP] is a backbone termination or truncation unit

m is from 1 to 50.b) from about 1% to about 30% by weight, of a scavenger effective in scavenging compounds comprising an anionic unit

andc) the balance a carrier system.In addition, the present invention relates to fabric rinse additive compositions comprising:a) from about 0.01% to about 20% by weight, of a cationic silicone polymer or copolymer having the formula:wherein each Z unit comprises at least one secondary, tertiary, or quaternary amino moiety, or mixtures thereof

[CAP] is a backbone termination or truncation unit

m is from 1 to 50.b) from about 1% to about 30% by weight, a minor component selected from the group consisting of emulsifiers, perfumes, dyes, preservatives or mixtures thereof

andc) the balance a carrier system.

Priority: US20020352840P Applic. Date: 2002-01-30; US20010308204P Applic. Date: 2001-07-27

Inventor: ZHANG SHULIN LARRY [US]; LITTIG JANET SUE [US]; CASADO-DOMINGUEZ ARTURO LUIS [BE]


Patent No.: US6825159B2  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Alkaline cleaning composition with increased chlorine stability

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB, INC

Application No.: 10/271871   Filing Date: 15/Oct/2002

Abstract:

A cleaning composition including a less than fully ionized source of alkalinity within the cleaning composition, a source of chlorine, and a polar carrier. In at least some embodiments, it has been found that chlorine has an increased level of stability within the cleaning composition relative to a second composition having similar components and a similar level of titratable alkalinity, but that includes a fully ionized source of alkalinity as a sole source of alkalinity. Some other embodiments relate to methods of making, and methods of using such cleaning compositions.

Priority:

Inventor: MAN VICTOR FUK-PONG [US]; LENTSCH STEVEN EUGENE [US]; KIEFFER JANEL MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US6825163B1  Issued: 30/Nov/2004

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/089853   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a fabric softener composition for the wrinkle recovery treatment or the reduction of wet soiling of textile fibre materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener, B) at least one additive selected form the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alka-nolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, or a mixture thereof, and d) a polyurethane, or a mixture thereof

and C) selected polyorganosiloxane compounds.

Priority: EP19990810897 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09399 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6828292B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2004

Title: Domestic fabric article refreshment in integrated cleaning and treatment processes

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/849842   Filing Date: 04/May/2001

Abstract:

Fabric article treatment in a domestic appliance having at least one detergency step, products therefor, and kits which combine treatment products for more effective results.

Priority: US20000209443P Applic. Date: 2000-06-05

Inventor: NOYES ANNA VADIMOVNA [US]; DEAK JOHN CHRISTOPHER [US]; SCHEIBEL JEFFREY JOHN [US]; VINSON PHILLIP KYLE [US]; HARTMAN FREDERICK ANTHONY [US]; BURCKETT-ST LAURENT JAMES CHAR [BE]; SEVERNS JOHN CORT [US]; RADOMYSELSKI ARSENI V [US]; FRANCE PAUL AMAAT [US]; COLLINS JEROME HOWARD [US]; THOEN CHRISTIAAN ARTHUR JACQUE [US]; SAKKAB NABIL YAQUB [US]


Patent No.: US6830591B1  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: Method for the use of hydrophobic bleaching systems in textile preparation

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/784541   Filing Date: 15/Feb/2001

Abstract:

A method for the treatment of a non-finished textile component is provided. The method comprises the steps of treating a non-finished textile component in an aqueous bleaching solution of hydrogen and a hydrophobic bleach activator or hydrophobic peracid. Preferred bleach activators include the alkanoyloxybenzene sulfonates and in particular noanoyloxybenzene sulfonate. The method provides superior fiber protection and fabric strength benefits versus conventional processing as well as significant savings in both energy and time due to the lower bleaching temperatures.

Priority: US20000182702P Applic. Date: 2000-02-15

Inventor: WANG JIPING [US]; WASHINGTON NODIE MONROE [US]; MOE KEVIN DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US6831055B1  Issued: 14/Dec/2004

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/089852   Filing Date: 08/Jul/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a softener composition for imparting hydrophylicity to textile fibre materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, and d) a polyurethane

C) selected polyorganosiloxanes.

Priority: EP19990810899 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09396 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6833085B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2004

Title: Agent for restricting elution of phosphorus, method for producing the same, and method of restricting elution of phosphorus in sludge

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/360918   Filing Date: 10/Feb/2003

Abstract:

Calcium nitrate, which is known to have the effect of inhibiting elution of phosphorus contained as insoluble substance in sludge in rivers, lakes and coasts in a reducing environment, can be applied not by injection of an aqueous solution of calcium nitrate, but by putting it in a solid form. An agent for inhibiting elution of phosphorus is proposed which comprises calcium nitrate as the major component (10-30%), calcium carbonate or calcium sulfate (a total of 50-90%), and stearic acid or its salt (1-20%) as a hydrophobic substance for delaying elution of the calcium salt, and sucrose fatty acid isobutyl or paraoxy isobutyl benzoate (1-20%) as a binder, and the composition is pressed in a mold into tablets or briquette. The application into sludge by use of an air gun is preferable.

Priority:

Inventor: HAMASAKI KIYOHARU [JP]; HIRASAWA HIRONOBU [JP]; YAMADA NOBORU [JP]


Patent No.: US6833344B2  Issued: 21/Dec/2004

Title: Fabric treatment compositions comprising different silicones, a process for preparing them and a method for using them

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/700809   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to fabric treatment compositions comprising at least one or more cationic silicone polymers, comprising one or more polysiloxane units and one or more quaternary nitrogen moieties, and an nitrogen-free silicone polymer wherein the ratio by weight of the cationic silicone polymer to the nitrogen-free silicone polymer is from 10:1 to 0.01:1, preferably from 5:1 to 0.05:1, and more preferably from 1:1 to 0.1:1. A process for preparing such compositions, a method of treating substrates and the use of such compositions are also described.

Priority: US20020423485P Applic. Date: 2002-11-04

Inventor: BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGU [BE]; WAGNER ROLAND [DE]; BUTTS MATTHEW DAVID [US]; GENOVESE SARAH ELIZABETH [US]


Patent No.: US6844305B1  Issued: 18/Jan/2005

Title: Aqueous liquid detergent compositions comprising a polymeric stabilization system

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/069627   Filing Date: 26/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to aqueous liquid detergent compositions and methods of using such compositions to launder fabrics. More specifically, the present invention relates to aqueous liquid detergent compositions comprising one or more particulate solids, such as peroxycarboxylic acids, and a polymeric stabilization system.

Priority: US19990151232P Applic. Date: 1999-08-27; WO2000US23316 Applic. Date: 2000-08-27

Inventor: DEPOOT KAREL JOZEF MARIA [BE]; DEBUZZACCARINI FRANCESCO [BE]; ROGGEBAND ROB [BE]


Patent No.: US6846797B1  Issued: 25/Jan/2005

Title: Fabric care composition comprising an epichlorohydrin resin and anionic polymer

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/089616   Filing Date: 29/Jul/2002

Abstract:

Fabric care compositions adapted for use in a laundering process such as detergent compositions and laundry rinse compositions, comprise at least one reactive cationic polymer (preferably amine- or amide-epichlorohydrin resin or a derivative thereof), at least one reactive anionic polymer and at least one textile compatible carrier. The compositions have improved dye transfer and stain release properties and may be used in methods of treating fabric as part of a laundering process.

Priority: WO2000EP09589 Applic. Date: 2000-09-27; GB19990023279 Applic. Date: 1999-10-01

Inventor: PARKER ANDREW PHILIP [GB]


Patent No.: US6849587B2  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: LIQUID OR GEL LAUNDRY DETERGENT WHICH SNAPS BACK AT THE END OF DISPENSING

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME AND PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/251481   Filing Date: 20/Sep/2002

Abstract:

Liquid and/or gel laundry detergent compositions which snap back at the end of dispensing, thus eliminating or minimizing the dripping from the container. Employing a non-neutralized fatty acid to the total surfactant weight % ratio within a specific range, defined by the Snap Index equation, results in liquids and/or gels with the desired snap-back property.

Priority:

Inventor: HSU FENG-LUNG GORDON [US]; ZHU YUN-PENG [US]; VOGEL RONALD FREDERICK [US]; BOUDOU AGNES [US]; EBERT CHARLES [US]


Patent No.: US6849591B1  Issued: 01/Feb/2005

Title: Microcapsule preparations and detergents and cleaning agents containing microcapsules

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/019312   Filing Date: 09/Jan/2002

Abstract:

A description is given of a microcapsule formulation comprising microcapsules having a core of a hydrophobic material and a capsule shell of an addition polymer containing in copolymerized form at least 1% by weight of cationogenic monomers and/or polyethylenically unsaturated monomers whose unsaturated sites are connected via successive chemical bonds of which at least one bond is acid-hydrolyzable. A description is further given of a microcapsule formulation comprising microcapsules having a core of a hydrophobic material, which comprises at least one fragrance or perfume, and a shell of an addition polymer containing in copolymerized form at least 1% by weight of anionogenic monoethylenically unsaturated monomers and/or polyethylenically unsaturated monomers whose unsaturated sites are connected via successive chemical bonds of which at least one bond is base-hydrolyzable. The microcapsule formulations are employed in laundry detergents or cleaning products.

Priority: DE19991032144 Applic. Date: 1999-07-09; WO2000EP06458 Applic. Date: 2000-07-07

Inventor: BOECKH DIETER [DE]; JAHNS EKKEHARD [DE]; BERTLEFF WERNER [DE]; NEUMANN PETER [DE]


Patent No.: US6858570B2  Issued: 22/Feb/2005

Title: Laundry detergents and laundry treatment compositions comprising one or more dye-transfer-inhibiting dye fixatives

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/085712   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The following dye-transfer-inhibiting dye fixatives are used in laundry detergents:Reaction products ofa) polyamines with cyanamides and amidosulfuric acid orb) cyanamides with aldehydes and ammonium salts orc) amines with epichlorohydrin.

Priority: DE20011010338 Applic. Date: 2001-03-03; DE20011050724 Applic. Date: 2001-10-13

Inventor: LANG FRANK-PETER [DE]; BERENBOLD HELMUT [DE]; WESSLING MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US6875885B2  Issued: 05/Apr/2005

Title: Process for the preparation of enantiomerically pure pyrethroid insecticides

Applicant/Assignee: SYNGENTA LIMITED

Application No.: 10/332884   Filing Date: 06/May/2003

Abstract:

A process for producing compounds of formula (VIIa) and (VIIb) wherein X is a leaving group

Y and Y<1 >are idependently Cl or Br

and Z is Cl, Br or a haloalkyl group which process comprises a) reacting a compound of formula (VII) wherein X, Y, Y<1 >and Z are as defined for compounds (VIIa) and (VIIb) with a substantially optically pure chiral amine in a solvent to form a diastereoisomeric salt

b) separating the diastereomeric salt of each enantiomer

c) converting the diastereomeric salt of each anantiomer separately to compounds of formulae (VIIa) and (VIIb) respectively by acid or base hydrolysis, the use of the compounds in making pyrethroid insecticides and novel intermediates.

Priority: GB20000017617 Applic. Date: 2000-07-18; WO2001GB03180 Applic. Date: 2001-07-16

Inventor: BROWN STEPHEN MARTIN [GB]; GOTT BRIAN DAVID [GB]


Patent No.: US6881717B1  Issued: 19/Apr/2005

Title: Fabric softening component

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/936403   Filing Date: 11/Sep/2001

Abstract:

The present invention relates to fabric softening component comprising a clay, a flocculating agent, a surfactant and a carrier material. The carrier material is preferably a powdered or granular builder or alkalinity source. The component is preferably a spray-dried particle, extrudate or an agglomerate. It preferably comprises at least a sulphate and/or sulphonate surfactant, a zeolite and/or phosphate builder and a carbonate salt. Highly preferred is that the component also comprises a brightener.

Priority: GB19990007593 Applic. Date: 1999-04-01; WO2000US08517 Applic. Date: 2000-03-30

Inventor: HALL ROBIN GIBSON [GB]; LETZELTER NATHALIE SOPHIE [GB]


Patent No.: US6890892B2  Issued: 10/May/2005

Title: Compositions and methods for removal of incidental soils from fabric articles via soil modification

Applicant/Assignee: PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/308525   Filing Date: 03/Dec/2002

Abstract:

Compositions and methods for removing and/or reducing incidental soils from fabric articles, especially articles of clothing, linen and drapery, wherein the compositions provide improved cleaning of incidental soils, either with or without a subsequent wash process or other entire fabric care process are provided. The compositions and methods are safe for use on a wide range of fabric articles, even in the home.

Priority: US20010338193P Applic. Date: 2001-12-06

Inventor: SCHEPER WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]; SHOWELL MICHAEL STANFORD [US]; OH HIROSHI [US]; DAUGHERTY DAVID LEE [US]


Patent No.: US6903061B2  Issued: 07/Jun/2005

Title: Fabric care and perfume compositions and systems comprising cationic silicones and methods employing same

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/935927   Filing Date: 23/Aug/2001

Abstract:

Systems, compositions and methods for domestic laundering comprising selected cationic silicones.

Priority: US20000228170P Applic. Date: 2000-08-28; US20000243825P Applic. Date: 2000-10-27; US20000249059P Applic. Date: 2000-11-15; US20010268174P Applic. Date: 2001-02-12

Inventor: MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]; DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGU [BE]; SALDEN IVO [BE]; BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; JOHNSTON JAMES PYOTT [BE]; SMERZNAK MARK ALLEN [BE]; BROECKX WALTER AUGUST MARIA [BE]; MERERE INGRID [BE]; TRUJILLO ROSALDO RAFAEL [BE]


Patent No.: US6914042B2  Issued: 05/Jul/2005

Title: Solid fabric conditioning compositions

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/402308   Filing Date: 28/Mar/2003

Abstract:

A solid fabric conditioning composition comprises from 15 to 75% by weight of cationic softening material (active ingredient), based on the total weight of the composition

one or more carrier materials and 50% or less by weight of the composition of one or more zeolites.

Priority: GB20020007481 Applic. Date: 2002-03-28

Inventor: GREGORY DENIS JAMES [GB]; WYLDE SARAH [GB]


Patent No.: US6916780B2  Issued: 12/Jul/2005

Title: Fabric treatment composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/413969   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A heat activated fabric treatment composition comprises from 3 to 75 wt % of one or more fabric treatment active ingredients, from 10 to 50 wt % of water, from 5 to 40 wt % of an oil and optionally from 2 to 30 wt % of a nonionic surfactant. The composition is provided in a dispensing device which, in use, is attached to the internal panel of a tumble dryer.

Priority: GB20020008695 Applic. Date: 2002-04-16

Inventor: FRY ALAN JOHN [GB]; MOHAMMADI MANSUR SULTAN [GB]


Patent No.: US6919454B2  Issued: 19/Jul/2005

Title: Biphenyl-substituted triazines

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP

Application No.: 10/921282   Filing Date: 18/Aug/2004

Abstract:

Biphenyl-substituted triazines of the formula which are notable for high thermal stability, are used as stabilizers for organic polymers to counter damage thereto caused by light, oxygen and heat, as light stabilizers for textile fiber materials and as sunscreens for the human skin.

Priority: CH19950000740 Applic. Date: 1995-03-15; CH19950003269 Applic. Date: 1995-11-17; WO1996EP00945 Applic. Date: 1996-03-06; US2002-209440 Applic. Date: 2002-07-31; US2001-848013 Applic. Date: 2001-05-03; US1999-383163 Applic. Date: 1999-08-25; US1997-913214 Applic. Date: 1997-09-10

Inventor: FLETCHER IAN JOHN [CH]; KASCHIG JUERGEN [DE]; METZGER GEORGES [FR]; REINEHR DIETER [DE]; HAYOZ PASCAL [CH]


Patent No.: US6939843B2  Issued: 06/Sep/2005

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/916927   Filing Date: 12/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a softener composition for imparting hydrophilicity to textile fiber materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected form the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, and d) a polyurethane

C) selected polyorganosiloxanes.

Priority: EP19990810899 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09396 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26; US2002-089852 Applic. Date: 2002-07-08

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6946435B1  Issued: 20/Sep/2005

Title: Methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/373787   Filing Date: 27/Feb/2003

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for using a sodium hypochlorite solution to remove menstrial fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles. In one embodiment, the sodium hypochlorite solution contains at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide. In another embodiment, the sodium hypochlorite solution contains about 0.5-3% by weight of sodium hydroxide.

Priority: US20020423978P Applic. Date: 2002-11-06

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE H [US]


Patent No.: US6949503B2  Issued: 27/Sep/2005

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/951842   Filing Date: 28/Sep/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a softener composition for the antipilling treatment of textile fibre materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, or a mixture thereof, and d) a polyurethane, or a mixture thereof

and C) a selected polyorganosiloxane compound.

Priority: EP19990810901 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; WO2000EP09394 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6956016B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Cleaning product

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/145227   Filing Date: 14/May/2002

Abstract:

An automatic laundry or dishwashing product in unit dose form comprising at least three distinct zones for delivering into at least three different stages in the washing cycle. The product provides improved cleaning, care and finishing benefits.

Priority: GB20010011618 Applic. Date: 2001-05-14; GB20020008097 Applic. Date: 2002-04-09

Inventor: SPEED LYNDA ANNE [GB]; WARD GLENN STEVEN [GB]


Patent No.: US6956020B2  Issued: 18/Oct/2005

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/930220   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a softener composition for enhancing the abrasion resistance of textile fibre materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, or a mixture thereof, and d) a polyurethane, or a mixture thereof

and C) a selected polyorganosiloxane compound.

Priority: EP19990810902 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US2002-089850 Applic. Date: 2002-09-04; WO2000EP09393 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6958317B2  Issued: 25/Oct/2005

Title: Fabric softener compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/930221   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a method of use of a fabric softener composition for the wrinkle recovery treatment or the reduction of wet soiling of textile fibre materials in domestic applications, which softener composition comprises: A) a fabric softener

B) at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a) a polyethylene, or a mixture thereof, b) a fatty acid alkanolamide, or a mixture thereof, c) a polysilicic acid, or a mixture thereof, and d) a polyurethane, or a mixture thereof

and C) selected polyorganosiloxane compounds.

Priority: EP19990810897 Applic. Date: 1999-10-05; US2002-089853 Applic. Date: 2002-07-08; WO2000EP09399 Applic. Date: 2000-09-26

Inventor: KVITA PETR [CH]; OTTO PETER [DE]; DUBINI MARIO [CH]; CHROBACZEK HARALD [DE]; GEUBTNER MICHAEL [DE]; GORETZKI RALF [DE]; WEBER BARBARA [DE]; MARTIN EMMANUEL [FR]


Patent No.: US6984336B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Clothes treatment for dry wrinkle resistance

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/922613   Filing Date: 20/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The invention concerns the treatment of clothes for dry wrinkle resistance, in particular in-wear wrinkle resistance. The clothes are treated with an amphoteric polymer and secured in the desired configuration, preferably during a process of ironing.

Priority: EP20000870251 Applic. Date: 2000-10-27; US2001-037849 Applic. Date: 2001-10-19

Inventor: ALTMANN MARKUS WILHELM [BE]; HUBESCH BRUNO ALBERT JEAN [BE]; SOYEZ HEIDI SIMONNE MARIETTE [BE]; DETERING JUERGEN [DE]; STEUERLE ULRICH [DE]


Patent No.: US6984618B2  Issued: 10/Jan/2006

Title: Softening-through-the wash composition

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/310432   Filing Date: 05/Dec/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a softening-through-the-wash composition comprising: (i) a fabric-softening cationic quaternary ammonium di-ester compound comprising a cationic quaternary ammonium component having the formula: wherein, each R is independently selected from C12-C22 alkyl groups

and (ii) a source of acid selected from the group consisting of C12-C22 fatty acids, mono-alkyl esters of a C12-C22 alkyl sulphuric acids, C11-C13 alkyl benzene sulphonic acids, anionic derivatives thereof, salts thereof, and combinations thereof

and (iii) clay

and (iv) one or more adjunct components.

Priority: US20010337807P Applic. Date: 2001-12-05; US20020358922P Applic. Date: 2002-02-22; US20020359155P Applic. Date: 2002-02-22

Inventor: HEINZMAN STEPHEN WAYNE [US]; LETZELTER NATHALIE SOPHIE [GB]; WILLIAMS FIONA SUSAN [GB]; BOLTON LEANNE [GB]


Patent No.: US6995122B2  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Method for imparting substantive fragrance and, optionally, anti-static properties to fabrics during washing and/or drying procedure and compositions useful for effecting such processes

Applicant/Assignee: INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC

Application No.: 10/442010   Filing Date: 20/May/2003

Abstract:

Described is a method for imparting a substantive fragrance to fabrics being washed or dried in a washing machine or clothes dryer by means of tumbling the fabrics with one or more sachets, each of which contains fragrance-containing particles. The polymer particles comprise an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a blend of polyethylene and an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, an ester-terminated polyamide, a blend of an ester-terminated polyamide and a polysaccharide and/or a C1-C4 alkyl methacrylate polymer. A method for producing fragrance-containing particles is also disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: POPPLEWELL LEWIS MICHAEL [US]; HELFT-BRUMMER GERRY A [US]; RUSSO ROBERT V [US]; PRINGGOSUSANTO FRANKLIN A [US]; GELLNER CHRISTOPHER L [US]


Patent No.: US6995124B1  Issued: 07/Feb/2006

Title: Methods for laundering delicate garments in a washing machine

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/830251   Filing Date: 11/Jul/2001

Abstract:

A product and process for laundering delicate or dry-clean only garments in a conventional home washing machine. The process represents a home version of the commercial wet-cleaning processes for cleaning of delicate garments. The product comprises a liquid combination washing/conditioning composition and optionally a wash pretreatment composition, a flexible wrap container within which the garments are contained during washing and a pretreatment applicator.

Priority: US19980105539P Applic. Date: 1998-10-24; US19990157082P Applic. Date: 1999-10-01; US19990157399P Applic. Date: 1999-10-01; WO1999US24938 Applic. Date: 1999-10-22

Inventor: WERNICKE TODD MICHAEL [US]; BARNABAS FREDDY ARTHUR [US]; MELLEA MICHELLE FRANCES [US]; CURRY JOHN DOWNING [US]; SIKLOSI MICHAEL P [US]


Patent No.: US6998378B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: 5,7,7-Trimethyloctannitril

Applicant/Assignee: SYMRISE GMBH & CO. KG

Application No.: 10/684726   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2003

Abstract:

The novel substance 5,7,7-trimethyloctanenitrile and certain uses of this substance, in particular as a fragrance, are described.

Priority: DE20021047966 Applic. Date: 2002-10-15

Inventor: PANTEN JOHANNES [DE]; FAHLBUSCH KARL-GEORG [DE]; WERNER MATHIAS [DE]; SILLON PASCAL [DE]


Patent No.: US6998380B2  Issued: 14/Feb/2006

Title: Fabric treatment composition

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/413970   Filing Date: 15/Apr/2003

Abstract:

A heat activated fabric treatment composition comprises from 3 to 75 wt % of one or more fabric treatment active ingredients, from 5 to 60 wt % of a nonionic surfactant and from 10 to 50 wt % of water. The composition is provided in a dispensing device which, in use, is attached to the internal panel of a tumble dryer.

Priority: GB20020008696 Applic. Date: 2002-04-16

Inventor: FRY ALAN JOHN [GB]; MOHAMMADI MANSUR SULTAN [GB]


Patent No.: US7001879B2  Issued: 21/Feb/2006

Title: Articles and methods for treating fabrics based on acyloxyalkyl quaternary ammonium compositions

Applicant/Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY

Application No.: 10/964985   Filing Date: 14/Oct/2004

Abstract:

Disclosed are automatic dryer added fabric conditioning articles and methods utilizing fabric conditioning compositions comprising from about 20 percent to about 80 percent by weight of a mixture of quaternary ammonium compounds, and between about 80 percent to about 20 percent by weight of a mixture of glycerin and glyceryl esters, wherein the fabric conditioning compositions possess a melting point of about 30 DEG C. to about 65 DEG C. The conditioning compositions of the present invention are preferably employed in combination with a dispensing means adapted for use in an automatic clothes dryer. The fabric conditioning compositions may be coated onto substrates, and the fabric conditioning articles thereby obtained used to impart softness and anti-static properties to fabric.

The method portion of the invention involves the commingling of damp fabrics with the fabric conditioning compositions in an automatic clothes dryer to impart softness and anti-static properties to the fabric. The compositions of this invention, when coated onto substrates are mechanically and thermally stable and thus are not dislodged or prematurely released when substrate is flexed, twisted and/or stored at room temperature.

Priority: US2003-680541 Applic. Date: 2003-10-07; US2002-238257 Applic. Date: 2002-09-10; US2001-853503 Applic. Date: 2001-05-11; US1999-397237 Applic. Date: 1999-09-16; US1998-129373 Applic. Date: 1998-08-05; US1996-583674 Applic. Date: 1996-01-05

Inventor: LEVINSON MATTHEW I [US]


Patent No.: US7045493B2  Issued: 16/May/2006

Title: STABILIZED THICKENED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CONTAINING COMPOSITIONS

Applicant/Assignee: ARKEMA INC

Application No.: 11/023705   Filing Date: 28/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Stabilized thickened hydrogen peroxide containing compositions are disclosed. The compositions contain a stabilizer system made up of a stannate stabilizer, a phosphorus containing stabilizer or a mixture of phosphorus containing stabilizers

and an aromatic chelating agent or a mixture of aromatic chelating agents. The compositions are suitable for use as disinfectants, as cleaning agents, and in various personal care applications such as hair care and tooth whitening.

Priority: US20040586682P Applic. Date: 2004-07-09

Inventor: WANG XUE [US]; GENCO KEITH [US]; JAUBERT CLAIRE [US]; REQUIEME BENOIT [FR]


Patent No.: US7049274B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Process for preparing perfume film chips

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, A DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/648629   Filing Date: 27/Aug/2003

Abstract:

A process for preparing perfume film chips comprising inclusions of perfume particles.

Priority: EP20020078527 Applic. Date: 2002-08-27

Inventor: RANADE VIDYADHAR SUDHIR [NL]; STRIJBOSCH ANTONIUS HENRICUS [NL]


Patent No.: US7049278B2  Issued: 23/May/2006

Title: Composition and method for bleaching a substrate

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME AND PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/645657   Filing Date: 22/Aug/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to catalytically bleaching substrates, especially laundry fabrics, with atmospheric oxygen and a peroxyl species. A method of bleaching a substrate is provided that comprises applying to the substrate, in an aqueous medium, a specified organic substance which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of the substrate by atmospheric oxygen and a peroxyl species. Also provided is a bleaching composition comprising, in an aqueous medium, atmospheric oxygen and an organic substance which forms a complex with a transition metal, the complex catalysing bleaching of the substrate by the atmospheric oxygen, wherein the aqueous medium is provided with a peroxygen bleach or a peroxy-based or peroxy-generating bleach system.

Priority: GB20000004988 Applic. Date: 2000-03-01; US2001-796210 Applic. Date: 2001-02-28

Inventor: HAGE RONALD [NL]; SWARTHOFF TON [NL]; TETARD DAVID [GB]; THORNTHWAITE DAVID WILLIAM [GB]


Patent No.: US7053034B2  Issued: 30/May/2006

Title: Targeted controlled delivery compositions activated by changes in pH or salt concentration

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA, LLC

Application No.: 10/119567   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a novel controlled release carrier system for pH or salt triggered release and targeted delivery of fragrances and other active ingredients onto fabric, hair, skin, and other biological surfaces and which provides prolonged release of fragrances and other active ingredients over an extended period of time, or yields a high impact fragrance "burst" upon treating the target surface with heat (blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric). The controlled delivery system of the present invention is substantially a free-flowing powder formed of solid hydrophobic nano-spheres comprising the fragrance and other active ingredients that are encapsulated in a pH or salt sensitive micro-spheres. Also described are processes for preparing such compositions and processes for using same.

Furthermore, certain components of the aforementioned compositions in combination with one another are novel, and other components have novel uses in increasing fragrance substantivity, particularly in fabric, hair, and skin care preparations. The invention further pertains to consumer and diversified products comprising the controlled release system of the present invention.

Priority:

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SHMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7064100B2  Issued: 20/Jun/2006

Title: Method for producing bleach activator granules

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA)

Application No.: 10/861342   Filing Date: 04/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods for producing bleach-activator-containing granules from a water-containing bleach activator preparation form by granulation and simultaneous drying in a fluidized-bed and subsequent consolidation of the primary granules by treatment with an aqueous polymer and/or phosphonate solution, in a fluidized bed.

Priority: DE20011059386 Applic. Date: 2001-12-04; WO2002EP13126 Applic. Date: 2002-11-22

Inventor: ASSMANN GEORG [DE]; BLOCHWITZ OLAF JOACHIM [DE]; SPECKMANN HORST-DIETER [DE]; POETHKOW JOERG [DE]; MIDDELHAUVE BIRGIT [DE]; BLASEY GERHARD [DE]


Patent No.: US7071157B2  Issued: 04/Jul/2006

Title: Dryer-added fabric softening articles and methods

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/903674   Filing Date: 30/Jul/2004

Abstract:

A fabric conditioning article for use in a clothes dryer. The fabric conditioning article having a flexible sheet and a fabric conditioning composition deposited on the sheet. The fabric conditioning composition includes a fabric conditioning agent, perfumed particles and minor components. The perfume particles are a perfume composition incorporated into a porous mineral carrier such as clay and/or zeolite. Optionally, the perfume composition comprises low levels of unstable perfume components. Alternatively, the perfumed particles have a coating material encapsulating at least a portion of the particles. Optionally, the articles are packaged in a container having a moisture barrier to prevent premature release of the perfume therefrom.

Priority: US2002-137467 Applic. Date: 2002-05-02; US20020352802P Applic. Date: 2002-01-30; US20010288767P Applic. Date: 2001-05-04

Inventor: SANTOS BIENVENIDO ALVAREZ [US]; JACKSON RHONDA JEAN [US]; MORGAN III GEORGE KAVIN [US]; MAIER GREGORY CHARLES [US]; DAHLINGER DAVID JAMES [US]; PEGOLI RONALD EDWARD [US]; DIHORA JITEN ODHAVJI [US]; LIU ZAIYOU [US]; FINLEY KRISTIN MARIE [US]; TRINH TOAN [US]; WAHL ERROL HOFFMAN [US]; WELLING STANLEY JAMES [US]; WILLIAMS BARBARA KAY [US]


Patent No.: US7087572B2  Issued: 08/Aug/2006

Title: Fabric treatment compositions and methods for treating fabric in a dryer

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 10/656854   Filing Date: 04/Sep/2003

Abstract:

A fabric treatment composition is provided. The fabric treatment composition includes a fabric treatment agent and a carrier component for containing the fabric treatment agent in a solid form during operation conditions in a dryer. The fabric treatment composition is constructed for transferring the composition to wet fabric as a result of solubilizing the fabric treatment composition by contacting the fabric treatment composition with the wet fabric during a drying operation in a dryer. A method for treating fabric is provided.

Priority: US2002-120891 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10

Inventor: HUBIG STEPHAN M [US]; KLOS TERRY J [US]; LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; MAN VICTOR F [US]; TILLESKJOR JACLYN J [US]


Patent No.: US7091167B2  Issued: 15/Aug/2006

Title: Laundry detergents and laundry treatment compositions comprising dye-transfer-inhibiting dye fixatives

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/085997   Filing Date: 28/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The following dye-transfer-inhibiting dye fixatives are used in laundry detergents which comprise nonionic surfactants: Reaction products of a) amines with epichlorohydrin or b) cyanamide with amines and aldehydes.

Priority: DE20011010337 Applic. Date: 2001-03-03; DE20011050723 Applic. Date: 2001-10-13

Inventor: LANG FRANK-PETER [DE]; BERENBOLD HELMUT [DE]; WESSLING MICHAEL [DE]


Patent No.: US7094748B2  Issued: 22/Aug/2006

Title: Soil redeposition inhibition agents and systems

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/074062   Filing Date: 12/Feb/2002

Abstract:

The present invention relates to soil redeposition inhibiting agents, soil redeposition inhibiting articles comprising such soil redeposition inhibiting agents, method for using such soil redeposition inhibiting articles for removing soils from dry or essentially dry fabrics, and systems employing said soil redeposition inhibiting agents such that soil is removed from dry or essentially dry fabrics exposed to the soil redeposition inhibiting agents.

Priority: US20010268171P Applic. Date: 2001-02-12

Inventor: OFOSU-ASANTE KOFI [US]; VOLPENHEIN MATTHEW EDWARD [US]; DUVAL DEAN LARRY [US]; HUNT SHERI ANNE [US]; PANCHERI EUGENE JOSEPH [US]; COMBS MARY JANE [US]; SWIFT II RONALD ALLEN [US]; WILLIAMS BARBARA KAY [US]; ROCKWELL PAMELA ANN [US]


Patent No.: US7109155B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Liquid bleaching composition components comprising amphiphilic polymers

Applicant/Assignee: CLARIANT GMBH

Application No.: 10/727770   Filing Date: 04/Dec/2003

Abstract:

Liquid bleaching composition components are claimed which comprise 1) amphiphilic copolymers which include structural units which are derived from a) acryloyldimethyltauric acid in free, partially neutralized or completely neutralized form with mono- or divalent inorganic or organic cations and b) at least one hydrophobic comonomer based on ethylenically unsaturated polyalkylene alkoxylates and optionally c) further at least monovinylically unsaturated comonomers different from a) and b), and 2) at least one bleach activator, bleach catalyst or oxygen transfer agent.

Priority: DE20021057279 Applic. Date: 2002-12-07

Inventor: REINHARDT GERD [DE]; GEIGER IRINA [DE]; LOEFFLER MATTHIAS [DE]; MORSCHHAEUSER ROMAN [DE]


Patent No.: US7109157B2  Issued: 19/Sep/2006

Title: Methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics using a composition comprising hydroxide and hypochlorite

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/612016   Filing Date: 03/Jul/2003

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for using a hypochlorite solution to remove menstrual fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles with reduced damage to the fabric articles when compared with popular chlorine bleaches. The soft fabric articles preferably are in white, although the present invention can also be applied to articles in other colors. In one embodiment, the weight concentration ratio of the alkali metal hydroxide over the hypochlorite salt in the hypochlorite solution is no less than 1:12.5. The hypochlorite solution may contain at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide and/or have a pH of at least 11.8.

Priority: US2003-373787 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE [US]


Patent No.: US7119060B2  Issued: 10/Oct/2006

Title: Controlled delivery system for fabric care products

Applicant/Assignee: SALVONA IP, LLC

Application No.: 10/342672   Filing Date: 15/Jan/2003

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in liquid, as well as, dry granular, or powder, fabric care products, such as fabric softeners, laundry detergents, rinse added products, and other fabric care products, to enhance fragrance performance. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a solid, substantially spherical particle comprising hydrophobic cationic charge enhancing agents in conjunction with cationic fabric softening agents that assist in adhering the particles onto fabric. The particles can also include a fragrance. The particle can have an average particle diameter of from about 1 micron to about 500 microns.

The controlled delivery system of the present invention can be utilized to deliver a broad range of fragrance ingredients onto fabric and prolong fragrance release from the dry laundered fabric over an extended period of time, or yield a high impact fragrance "burst" upon ironing the fabric. The invention also pertains to fabric care products comprising the controlled release system of the present invention.

Priority: US2000-709062 Applic. Date: 2000-11-09

Inventor: SHEFER ADI [US]; SHEFER SAMUEL DAVID [US]


Patent No.: US7141077B2  Issued: 28/Nov/2006

Title: Hydrophobically modified polyethylenimines and polyvinylamines for wrinkle-resistant finishing of textiles containing cellulose

Applicant/Assignee: BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Application No.: 10/477208   Filing Date: 18/Nov/2003

Abstract:

A process for wrinkleproofing cellulosic textiles comprises treating the textiles with a finish and drying the treated textiles, wherein the finish comprises one or more water-soluble or water-dispersible hydrophobically modified polyethyleneimines and/or polyvinylamines. Suitable hydrophobically modified polyethyleneimines are hydrophobically modified homopolymers of ethyleneimine, hydrophobically modified graft polymers of polyamidoamines or of polyvinylamines. Suitable hydrophobically modified polyvinylamines are hydrophobically modified at least partially hydrolyzed homo- or copolymers of N-vinylcarboxamides. The polyethyleneimines and polyvinylamines can be crosslinked by polyfunctional crosslinking compounds, quaternized and/or modified by reaction with alkylene oxides, dialkyl carbonates, alkylene carbonates and/or C1-C4-carboxylic acids.

Suitable hydrophobicizing reagents are selected from the group consisting of long-chain linear or branched linear carboxylic acids, linear or branched alkyl halides, alkyl epoxides, alkylketene dimers, cyclic dicarboxylic anhydrides, alkyl isocyanates and chloroformic esters of fatty alcohols.

Priority: DE20011024387 Applic. Date: 2001-05-18; WO2002EP05424 Applic. Date: 2002-05-16

Inventor: DETERING JUERGEN [DE]; GRIMM GUENTHER [DE]; FREUND TORSTEN [DE]


Patent No.: US7144850B2  Issued: 05/Dec/2006

Title: Drycleaning method using dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether

Applicant/Assignee: LYONDELL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, L.P

Application No.: 10/926372   Filing Date: 25/Aug/2004

Abstract:

A drycleaning method is disclosed. In the method, a composition that comprises at least about 85 wt. % dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether (DMM) is used. The limited solubility of water in DMM is ideal for drycleaning. The method provides good stain removal and fast drying while avoiding excessive fabric shrinkage or soil redeposition.

Priority:

Inventor: GALICK PAUL E [US]; KINNEY DAVID R [US]; LENZ ELLEN S [US]; ARNDT LARRY W [US]


Patent No.: US7153438B2  Issued: 26/Dec/2006

Title: Water treatment compositions with masking agent

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, PUR WATER PURIFICATION PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 10/371864   Filing Date: 21/Feb/2003

Abstract:

A composition for disinfecting contaminated drinking water. The composition can include a disinfecting agent for disinfecting or sanitizing the water and a masking agent for masking or minimizing undesired characteristics of the disinfecting agent, such as taste and odor. The disinfecting agent can be a halogen-based disinfecting agent, such as a chlorine-based disinfecting agent. The masking agent can be a chlorine-compatible masking agent or flavorant, such as a citrus fruit derived flavor. The composition can also include a substrate. The substrate can be a clay, zeolite, water-soluble carrier, water-insoluble carrier, or mixtures thereof. The flavorant can be loaded onto the substrate. The composition can include other components, such as a primary coagulant, a coagulant aid, a bridging flocculant, a polymeric material, an alkali agent, an autocatalytic oxidant, and mixtures thereof.

Priority:

Inventor: SOUTER PHILIP FRANK [GB]; URE COLIN [GB]


Patent No.: US7169743B2  Issued: 30/Jan/2007

Title: Stabilized thickened hydrogen peroxide containing compositions with a mixture of stabilizers

Applicant/Assignee: ARKEMA INC

Application No.: 11/267764   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

Stabilized thickened hydrogen peroxide containing compositions are disclosed. The compositions contain a stabilizer system made up of a stannate stabilizer, a phosphorus containing stabilizer or a mixture of phosphorus containing stabilizers

and an aromatic chelating agent or a mixture of aromatic chelating agents. The compositions are suitable for use as disinfectants, as cleaning agents, and in various personal care applications such as hair care and tooth whitening.

Priority: US2004-023705 Applic. Date: 2004-12-28; US20040586682P Applic. Date: 2004-07-09

Inventor: WANG XUE [US]; GENCO KEITH [US]; JAUBERT CLAIRE [US]; REQUIEME BENOIT [FR]


Patent No.: US7179485B1  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Hollow capsule having a wall permeable to water or an aqueous solution

Applicant/Assignee: FRITZ INDUSTRIES, INC A TEXAS CORPORATION

Application No.: 09/770931   Filing Date: 26/Jan/2001

Abstract:

This invention discloses, as an article of manufacture, a capsule having a hollow interior and an enclosing wall, referred to as a membrane. The membrane is not soluble in water, but is permeable to water or an aqueous solution. The membrane is comprised of a first material and can also include a second material. When the membrane is comprised of the first material and the second material, then it is referred to as a composite material wherein the first material forms sporting matrix having the second material fixed in the matrix. The first material is a urethane/vinyl hybrid polymer and is not soluble in, reactive with or a solvent for the second material. The second material is a particulate solid, different from the first material, and is not soluble in, reactive with or a solvent for the first material. The capsule of this invention is useful to maintain in the hollow interior thereof a solid, water-soluble first chemical composition which is not soluble in, reactive with or a solvent for the enclosing wall of the capsule. In operation, the exterior of the capsule, having the first composition maintained in the interior thereof, is placed in contact with a water-soluble second chemical composition which is not soluble in, reactive with or a solvent for the enclosing wall of the capsule, but which is reactive with the first chemical composition.

Priority:

Inventor: SCHNEIDER JOHN H [US]; LARAMAY STEVEN B [US]


Patent No.: US7179778B2  Issued: 20/Feb/2007

Title: Liquid acid detergent comprising a phthaloylamino peroxy caproic acid

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA)

Application No.: 11/147337   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2005

Abstract:

Liquid aqueous washing agent containing nonionic surfactant, esterquat, and phthaloylaminoperoxycaproic acid and methods of disinfecting textiles therewith.

Priority: DE20021057389 Applic. Date: 2002-12-06; WO2003EP13196 Applic. Date: 2003-11-25

Inventor: WEBER RUDOLF [DE]


Patent No.: US7183247B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Method for the production of suspensions comprising phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA)

Application No.: 11/151711   Filing Date: 13/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A process for the production of a flowable suspension containing phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid by combining phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid in granular form with a liquid alcohol and grinding the combination to form a flowable suspension of the phthalimidoperoxyhexanoic acid in the alcohol.

Priority: DE20021059262 Applic. Date: 2002-12-17; WO2003EP13565 Applic. Date: 2003-12-02

Inventor: SUNDER MATTHIAS [DE]; SCHOTH CHRISTIAN [DE]; VOELKEL THEODOR [DE]; NICKEL DIETER [DE]


Patent No.: US7183249B2  Issued: 27/Feb/2007

Title: Fragrance compositions and delivery systems

Applicant/Assignee: ROBERTET FRAGRANCES, INC

Application No.: 10/171603   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2002

Abstract:

A dry fragrance composition having from about 0.1 to about 20%, by total carrier weight, of a fragrance composition substantially uniformly deposited on the surface of a nonabsorbent solid inorganic particulate substrate is used to impart a fragrance to a second material. The nonabsorbent solid inorganic particulate substrate can be an alkali metal chloride, sulfates, or tripolyphosphates, soda ash, borax, or a zeolite.

Priority: US2000-717412 Applic. Date: 2000-11-21

Inventor: DENTE STEPHEN V [US]


Patent No.: US7189685B2  Issued: 13/Mar/2007

Title: Method and composition for removing hydrophobic soil

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC, ECCLAB INC

Application No.: 10/897598   Filing Date: 23/Jul/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to methods and compositions for removing hydrophobic soils from textiles. The methods include contacting a soiled textile with a penetrant composition and then washing the textile. The present compositions include penetrant compositions that can also include wetting agent and hydrotrope.

Priority:

Inventor: HUBIG STEPHAN MARIA [US]; HEI ROBERT D P [US]; KLOS TERRY J [US]


Patent No.: US7192451B2  Issued: 20/Mar/2007

Title: Fabric treatment

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 10/537184   Filing Date: 27/Dec/2005

Abstract:

A method of treating finished garments comprising cellulosic material so as to cause cross-linking, which comprises the step of treating fabrics with an effective amount of a blocked cross-linking agent for cellulose, the cross-linking agent being thermally activated.

Priority: GB20020028358 Applic. Date: 2002-12-05; GB20030006080 Applic. Date: 2003-03-18; WO2003EP13329 Applic. Date: 2003-11-24

Inventor: BHATIA SHAMEEM [GB]; CARSWELL ROBERT JOHN [GB]; EVANS PAUL JOHNATHON [IE]; FINDLAY PAUL HUGH [GB]


Patent No.: US7196045B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Warewashing composition comprising a corrosion inhibitor with Al and Zn ions

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/346456   Filing Date: 02/Feb/2006

Abstract:

A warewashing detergent composition is provided according to the invention. The warewashing detergent composition includes a cleaning agent, an alkaline source, and a corrosion inhibitor. The cleaning agent comprises a detersive amount of a surfactant. The alkaline source is provided in an amount effective to provide a use solution having a pH of at least about 8. The corrosion inhibitor includes a source of aluminum ion and a source of zinc ion. Methods for using and manufacturing a warewashing detergent composition are provided.

Priority: US2003-612474 Applic. Date: 2003-07-02

Inventor: LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; BARTELME MICHAEL J [US]; MAN VICTOR F [US]; BAUM BURTON M [US]; EVERSON TERENCE P [US]


Patent No.: US7196238B2  Issued: 27/Mar/2007

Title: Process for dimerizing light olefins

Applicant/Assignee: FORTUM OYJ

Application No.: 10/383763   Filing Date: 10/Mar/2003

Abstract:

The invention relates to a process for dimerizing lower, olefinic hydrocarbons. In particular, the present invention concerns a process for dimerizing C3-, C4 and C5-olefins with a medium pore zeolite under process conditions allowing selective dimerization According to the invention, fresh olefinic hydrocarbon feedstock is fed to a reaction system including at least one reaction zone and at least one separation zone. The olefinic hydrocarbon feedstock is contacted with an acid catalyst at conditions in which at least a part of the olefins dimerizes. The effluent from the reaction zone is conducted to the separation zone where dimerized reaction product is separated from said effluent.

Priority:

Inventor: NURMINEN MATTI [FI]; PYHAELAHTI ANTTI [FI]; SIIRA PIRJO [FI]; TIITTA MARJA [FI]


Patent No.: US7205270B2  Issued: 17/Apr/2007

Title: Fabric treatment compositions comprising oppositely charged polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/700811   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2003

Abstract:

The invention is directed to fabric treatment compositions comprising at least one cationic polymer and at least one anionic polymer, wherein at least one of these two polymers is a silicone polymer, and wherein said composition forms a coacervate phase.

Priority: US20020423483P Applic. Date: 2002-11-04

Inventor: DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGU [BE]; BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; WAGNER ROLAND [DE]


Patent No.: US7211198B2  Issued: 01/May/2007

Title: Surfactant compositions

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO INC, D/B/A UNILEVER, CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/301420   Filing Date: 13/Dec/2005

Abstract:

Laundry treatment compositions comprising 0.001-5 wt % of monomeric hybrid organic/inorganic nanoparticles having a particle size of 1-10 nm and 10-95% surfactant give ease of wash benefits to soiled fabric as well as prevention of adsorption of particulate soils.

Priority: GB20040027308 Applic. Date: 2004-12-14

Inventor: BARRAZA HARRY JAVIER [GB]; DONEVA TEODORA ATANASSOVA [GB]


Patent No.: US7226900B2  Issued: 05/Jun/2007

Title: Liquid laundry detergent composition containing boron-compatible cationic deposition aids

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, THE PROCTOR & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/867047   Filing Date: 14/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The invention is directed to liquid laundry detergent compositions comprising (a) at least one surfactant

(b) at least one enzyme and an enzyme stabilizing system comprising boron

(c) at least one fabric care ingredient which is not a fabric cleaning ingredient

and (d) at least one modified cationic polysaccharide-based deposition aid for the fabric care ingredient, wherein prior to modification, the cationic deposition aid contains at least one pair of cis-hydroxy groups, and wherein the cationic deposition aid is modified in such a way that the enzyme stabilizing system does not exhibit cis-hydroxy group interaction with the cationic deposition aid. The use of such compositions and methods for treating fabrics in fabric treatment applications including domestic laundering to thereby provide improved cleaning and fabric care are also covered.

Priority: US20030478795P Applic. Date: 2003-06-16

Inventor: DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGU [BE]; BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; SCIALLA STEFANO [IT]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; KLUESENER BERNARD WILLIAM [US]; WANG JIPING [US]


Patent No.: US7250393B2  Issued: 31/Jul/2007

Title: Fabric treatment compositions and methods for treating fabric in a dryer

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/401656   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2006

Abstract:

A fabric treatment composition is provided. The fabric treatment composition includes a fabric treatment agent and a carrier component for containing the fabric treatment agent in a solid form during operation conditions in a dryer. The fabric treatment composition is constructed for transferring the composition to wet fabric as a result of solubilizing the fabric treatment composition by contacting the fabric treatment composition with the wet fabric during a drying operation in a dryer. A method for treating fabric is provided.

Priority: US2003-656854 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04; US2002-120891 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10

Inventor: LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; MAN VICTOR F [US]; TILLESKJOR JACLYN J [US]; HUBIG STEPHAN M [US]; KLOS TERRY J [US]


Patent No.: US7256167B2  Issued: 14/Aug/2007

Title: Hard surface cleaner comprising suspended particles and oxidizing agent

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER INC

Application No.: 11/080261   Filing Date: 15/Mar/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a pourable acidic hard surface cleaning and/or disinfecting composition which contains suspended inclusions which appear as visibly discernible, discrete particulate materials, preferably where said discrete particulate materials are based on alginates.

Priority: GB20010021111 Applic. Date: 2001-08-31; GB20030004088 Applic. Date: 2003-02-22; US2004-789018 Applic. Date: 2004-02-27

Inventor: CHEUNG TAK WAI [US]; FU EDWARD [US]; BOONE PAMELA A [US]; WU STEVEN [US]; COSTA BENJAMIN [US]


Patent No.: US7273838B2  Issued: 25/Sep/2007

Title: Laundry detergent formulation including dirt suspending agent comprising benzalkonium chloride and isobutylene-maleic anhydride

Applicant/Assignee: ISP INVESTMENTS INC

Application No.: 10/963269   Filing Date: 12/Oct/2004

Abstract:

A laundry detergent formulation includes a dirt suspending agent which is a blend of an anionic material, such as an anionic polymer, and a quaternary ammonium salt. This suspending agent prevents redeposition of dirt which is removed from clothing by a laundry detergent from redepositing onto cleaned clothes during the wash cycle, while allowing it to be removed completely during the rinse cycle.

Priority:

Inventor: SHAH PURVITA [US]; JUREK MICHAEL J [US]


Patent No.: US7309685B2  Issued: 18/Dec/2007

Title: Textile finishing agents for imparting a sensory effect during use

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS IP MANAGEMENT GMBH

Application No.: 10/544949   Filing Date: 11/May/2006

Abstract:

A method for treating fibers, yarns or textiles to improve the sensory effect for a user or weaver of a fabric article. The method treats the fiber, yarns or textiles with an emulsion containing 15-30% by weight of a mixture of waxes having melting points in the range of 35 DEG C. to 60 DEG C. including a lipophilic wax matrix

10%-20% by weight of emulsifier which are at least one of alkyl or alkenyl oligoglycosides or alkyl ether sulfates, 1%-10% by weight of a crystal regulator which can be partial esters of C12-22 fatty acids with at least one of glycerol, polyglycerol and sorbitan. The mean particle size of the wax crystals is not greater than 6 mum. The emulsion includes water and auxiliaries and additives.

Priority: DE20031005552 Applic. Date: 2003-02-10; WO2003EP14593 Applic. Date: 2003-12-19

Inventor: WACHTER ROLF [DE]; WEUTHEN MANFRED [DE]; PANZER CLAUDIA [DE]


Patent No.: US7326674B2  Issued: 05/Feb/2008

Title: Household cleaning composition in self-sustaining body form and essentially free of zeolite and clay

Applicant/Assignee: KEGEL, LLC

Application No.: 11/672805   Filing Date: 08/Feb/2007

Abstract:

New cleaning compositions and methods of forming and using those compositions are provided. In a preferred embodiment, the compositions are in tablet form, with the tablets being dissolvable in water at the point-of-use for ease of storing and shipping. The compositions comprise sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, an alkali metal alkylbenzene sulfonate, an ingredient selected from the group consisting of a trialkyl glycol monoalkyl ether, limonene, and mixtures thereof, and other ingredients depending upon the embodiment. The diluted cleaner has a very low impact on the environment due to the low levels of surfactants in the diluted solution. Furthermore, the cleaning solution performs well on protein stains due to the production of CO2 and the presence of sodium perborate. The inventive composition can be used on a wide range of substrates, from hard surfaces to fabrics.

Priority: US2005-124712 Applic. Date: 2005-05-09

Inventor: SHEIRS DENNIS [US]; PADILLA BRANDY [US]; WALL DONALD [US]


Patent No.: US7345016B2  Issued: 18/Mar/2008

Title: Photo bleach lipophilic fluid cleaning compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 10/875908   Filing Date: 24/Jun/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions comprising photosenitizer that can be used to provide lipophilic fluids with bleaching capabilities, lipophilic fluid cleaning compositions having bleaching capabilities and processes of making and using same. Such compositions provide the cleaning benefits of typical lipophilic solvents and additional cleaning benefits that include bleaching.

Priority: US20030483351P Applic. Date: 2003-06-27

Inventor: WILLEY ALAN DAVID [US]; JEFFREYS BRIAN [BE]; HARRIMAN ANTHONY [FR]; GARSTEIN VLADIMIR [US]; SCHEPER WILLIAM MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7351684B2  Issued: 01/Apr/2008

Title: Aqueous disinfectants and sterilants including colloidal transition metals

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/361665   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant or sterilant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant or sterilant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 50 wt % of a peracid, and from 0.001 wt % to 25 wt % of a peroxide. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be formulated to include only food-grade ingredients. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal.

Priority: US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7357987B2  Issued: 15/Apr/2008

Title: Fabric care composition comprising a polysaccharide-grafted polymer particle

Applicant/Assignee: CONOPCO, INC., D/B/A UNILEVER, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/146370   Filing Date: 06/Jun/2005

Abstract:

The present invention is directed to a polysaccharide-grafted polymer particle containing a lubricant wherein the polysaccharide is preferably a beta-1,4 linked polysaccharide.

Priority: GB20040012854 Applic. Date: 2004-06-09

Inventor: HUNTER ROBERT ALAN [GB]


Patent No.: US7374697B2  Issued: 20/May/2008

Title: Color-safe fabric wrinkle removing and refreshing composition

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 10/609351   Filing Date: 30/Jun/2003

Abstract:

Composition spray applied on fabrics to de-wrinkle and refresh while protecting colors which leaves no discernable residue. Quality water, one or more alcohol(s) and one or more surfactant(s) penetrate the fabric weave. One or more acids lower pH to stabilize sensitive dyes, thus ensuring color-safeness. Alcohols hasten drying and fragrances mask alcohol odor and help consumers identify the product. Mechanical action(s) by the user enhances wrinkle removal or imparts shape. Optional malodor-eliminating compounds keep fabrics fresh longer, or refresh malodorous garments. Optional specific quaternary ammonium compound reduces static cling but does not significantly increase residues. The composition de-wrinkles commercial fabrics, and clothing from casual to fine, spray applied using a pre-compression sprayer.

The composition is environmentally friendly, safe for use on all types of fabrics, and safe for use at home or commercially.

Priority: US2001-949468 Applic. Date: 2001-09-10; US20000233673P Applic. Date: 2000-09-19; US20000237680P Applic. Date: 2000-10-05; US20010266502P Applic. Date: 2001-02-06; US20010295477P Applic. Date: 2001-06-04

Inventor: KELLEY THOMAS [US]; GWILLIAM DANIEL [US]


Patent No.: US7375072B2  Issued: 20/May/2008

Title: Bleach-containing laundry detergents or cleaning compositions comprising water-soluble builder system and soil release-capable cellulose derivative

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN

Application No.: 11/200679   Filing Date: 10/Aug/2005

Abstract:

A builder-containing laundry detergent or cleaning composition is comprised of: (1) alkali metal percarbonate

(2) a water-soluble builder block which comprised of: a) from 5% by weight to 35% by weight of citric acid, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal carbonate, and/or an alkali metal hydrogen carbonate, b) up to 10% by weight of alkali metal silicate having a modulus in the range from 1.8 to 2.5, c) up to 2% by weight of phosphonic acid and/or alkali metal phosphate, d) up to 50% by weight of alkali metal phosphate, and e) up to 10% by weight of polymeric polycarboxylate, wherein at least two of components b), c), d) and e) are present in amounts greater than 0% by weight, and (3) a soil release-capable alkyl or hydroxyalkyl cellulose derivative.

The soil release-capable action of cellulose derivatives is particularly marked when they are used in laundry detergents or cleaning compositions which comprise alkali metal percarbonates and contain only water-soluble builders.

Priority: DE20031005306 Applic. Date: 2003-02-10; DE20031051326 Applic. Date: 2003-10-31; WO2004EP00875 Applic. Date: 2004-01-31

Inventor: PENNINGER JOSEF [DE]


Patent No.: US7378033B2  Issued: 27/May/2008

Title: Crease-resistant composition comprising a copolymer of controlled architecture, for articles made of textile fibers

Applicant/Assignee: RHODIA CHIMIE

Application No.: 10/534197   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2003

Abstract:

An aqueous or aqueous-alcoholic crease-resistant formulation comprising a cationic surfactant (CSA), for the treatment after washing in aqueous or aqueous-alcoholic medium of articles made of textile fibers, said formulation also comprising a soluble or dispersible copolymer of controlled architecture (C) that is compatible with the surfactant (CSA) at the pH of said formulation and at the pH of use of said formulation, and comprising at least one nonionic hydrophobic organic polymer block B, and at least one ionic or ionizable organic polymer block A, the copolymer (C) making possible to give said articles properties of crease resistance and/or of ease of ironing.

Priority: FR20020013950 Applic. Date: 2002-11-07; WO2003FR03183 Applic. Date: 2003-10-27

Inventor: HARRISON IAN [FR]; DESTARAC MATHIAS [FR]; GEFFROY CEDRIC [FR]


Patent No.: US7381345B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2008

Title: Fiber product treating agent

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/359400   Filing Date: 23/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fiber product treating agent and a method of increasing the longevity of perfume in a fiber product treating agent. The present invention specifically relates to a fiber product treating agent containing (a) a compounds represented by the following formulae (1-1) and (1-2) and (b) a perfume, wherein the content of compounds as component (a) in which the carbon number of R<11 >is 21 or more is 50% by weight or more, or a fiber product treating agent comprising the above components (a) and (b), wherein the content of perfumery components having a boiling point of 250 DEG C. or more and a logPow of 3 or more is 20% by weight or more in the component (b), and a method of using the above component (a) to increase the longevity of the perfume in the fiber product treating agent.

wherein R<11 >represents a C15-23 alkyl or alkenyl group, A represents -CONH- or -NHCO-, R1<12 >represents a C1-6 alkylene group, R<13 >and R<14 >respectively represent a C1-3 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group, R<15 >represents H or C1-3 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group, a denotes a number of 0 or 1 and X<->represents an anionic group.

Priority: JP20050055339 Applic. Date: 2005-03-01

Inventor: ABE HIROSHI [ES]; SAITO SHOJI [ES]


Patent No.: US7381697B2  Issued: 03/Jun/2008

Title: Fabric softener composition and methods for manufacturing and using

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 10/120891   Filing Date: 10/Apr/2002

Abstract:

A fabric softener composition is provided by melt mixing a fabric softener component and a carrier component to provide a fabric softener composition exhibiting a melting point greater than 90 DEG C. The weight ratio of the fabric softener component to the carrier component can be between about 1:19 and about 19:1. Methods for manufacturing the fabric softener composition and using the fabric softener composition to soften fabric while drying laundry in a dryer are provided.

Priority:

Inventor: LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; MAN VICTOR F [US]; TILLESKJOR JACLYN J [US]


Patent No.: US7384903B2  Issued: 10/Jun/2008

Title: Fabric care and perfume compositions and systems comprising cationic silicones and methods employing same

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/040038   Filing Date: 21/Jan/2005

Abstract:

Systems, compositions and methods for domestic laundering comprising selected cationic silicones.

Priority: US2001-935927 Applic. Date: 2001-08-23; US20000228170P Applic. Date: 2000-08-28; US20000243825P Applic. Date: 2000-10-27; US20000249059P Applic. Date: 2000-11-15; US20010268174P Applic. Date: 2001-02-12

Inventor: MASSCHELEIN AXEL [BE]; DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGU [BE]; SALDEN IVO [BE]; BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; JOHNSTON JAMES PYOTT [BE]; SMERZNAK MARK ALLEN [BE]; BROECKX WALTER AUGUST MARIA [BE]; MERERE INGRID [BE]; TRUJILLO ROSALDO RAFAEL [BE]


Patent No.: US7404827B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2008

Title: Fabric treating agent composition

Applicant/Assignee: KAO CORPORATION

Application No.: 10/567327   Filing Date: 04/Aug/2004

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a fiber product treating agent composition containing (a) a nonionic surfactant containing 1 to 3 polyoxyalkylene groups having the number-average addition mol number of the oxyalkylene group of 50 to 200 and 1 to 3 hydrocarbon groups having 14 to 32 carbon atoms and having an HLB of 16 or more and a melting point of 30 to 80 DEG C., and (b) an amino-modified silicone compound in a mass ratio of the component (a)/the component (b) of 4/1 to 1/4.

Priority: JP20030290742 Applic. Date: 2003-08-08; WO2004JP11519 Applic. Date: 2004-08-04; JP20040019513 Applic. Date: 2004-01-28

Inventor: ISHIKAWA AKIRA [JP]; CHIWAKI MASAHITO [JP]; FUJII MOTOKO [JP]; FUJIU AKIRA [JP]


Patent No.: US7405190B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2008

Title: Mixtures of fatty alcohol(s) and alk(en)yl polyglycoside ether carboxylate(s), methods for their production and uses thereof

Applicant/Assignee: COGNIS IP MANAGEMENT GMBH

Application No.: 11/088088   Filing Date: 23/Mar/2005

Abstract:

Mixtures comprising at least one alk(en)yl polyglycoside ether carboxylate, and one or more fatty alcohols are described along with methods for preparing the same, wherein a starting mixture comprising (i) at least one alk(en)yl polyglycoside, and (ii) one or more fatty alcohols is provided, and the starting mixture is reacted with a compound selected from the group consisting of omega-halocarboxylic acids, omega-halocarboxylic acid salts, omega-halocarboxylic acid esters, and mixtures thereof.

Priority: DE200410014013 Applic. Date: 2004-03-23

Inventor: BEHLER ANSGAR [DE]; SCHMID KARL HEINZ [DE]; NEUSS MICHAEL [DE]; ESKUCHEN RAINER [DE]


Patent No.: US7405191B2  Issued: 29/Jul/2008

Title: Multi-use fabric care article and method

Applicant/Assignee: UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA, DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC, UNILEVER HOME & PERSONAL CARE USA DIVISION OF CONOPCO, INC

Application No.: 11/748517   Filing Date: 15/May/2007

Abstract:

A fabric care article made of solid or semi-solid matrix of materials for repetitive or multiple use in a machine drying apparatus such as a tumble dryer. The matrix includes a structuring agent comprising a filler structuring agent and a polymeric structuring agent. The filler structuring agent comprises about 0.2 % to about 10% and the polymeric structuring agent comprises about 0.5 to about 20% by weight of the composition. The matrix further includes up to about 25% of an anionic soap surfactant, about 10% to about 60% of free fatty acid, and about 1% to about 50% of a non-ionic, but is substantially free from cationic surfactant. When the fabric care article is used up, it simply disappears, indicating to a user that the article needs to be replenished.

Priority: US2005-109110 Applic. Date: 2005-04-19

Inventor: ZHU YUN PENG [US]; HSU FENG-LUNG GORDON [US]; WOLF DIANE [US]


Patent No.: US7424891B2  Issued: 16/Sep/2008

Title: Detergents

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KGAA, HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA

Application No.: 11/377757   Filing Date: 16/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Combination products comprising packaging and two liquid cleansers or detergents A and B separated from each other in the packaging and having the following composition: A: 10% to 75% by weight of detergent builder(s), 0.1% to 10% by weight of enzyme(s), 24.9% to 89.9% by weight of water

and B: 10% to 74.9% by weight of detergent builder(s), 25% to 89.9% by weight of water, 0.1% to 15% by weight of bleach, characterized in that the liquid detergent A has a pH value (at 20 DEG C.) between 6 and 9. The combination products of the invention demonstrate improved cleaning power over conventional solid or liquid dishwashing detergents.

Priority: DE200510041708 Applic. Date: 2005-09-02

Inventor: GENTSCHEV PAVEL [DE]; NITSCH CHRISTIAN [DE]; PEGELOW ULRICH [DE]; KESSLER ARND [DE]; JEKEL MAREN [DE]; ZIPFEL JOHANNES [DE]


Patent No.: US7431863B2  Issued: 07/Oct/2008

Title: Calcium hypochlorite composition

Applicant/Assignee: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC

Application No.: 11/370338   Filing Date: 08/Mar/2006

Abstract:

Priority:

Inventor: PICKENS STANLEY R [US]


Patent No.: US7435714B2  Issued: 14/Oct/2008

Title: Liquid detergent and cleaning agent composition comprising a multi-coated bleach particle

Applicant/Assignee: DEGUSSA AG, EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH

Application No.: 10/539285   Filing Date: 16/Dec/2005

Abstract:

The invention relates to liquid detergent and cleaning agent compositions of high storage stability. They comprise a liquid medium with a water content of up to 15 wt. % and particulate coating bleaching agents suspended therein. The bleaching agent has a dissolving time of at least 5 minutes and a coating of at least two layers: The innermost layer comprises one or more hydrate-forming inorganic salts as the main component(s), and an outer layer, which makes up 0.2 to 5 wt. % of the coated bleaching agent, comprises alkali metal silicate(s) with a modulus of SiO2 to M2O (M=alkali metal) of greater than 2.5 as the main component(s). Preferred compositions comprise sodium percarbonate with an innermost layer of substantially sodium sulfate and an outermost layer of substantially 0.5 to 1.5 wt. % sodium silicate (modulus 3.2 to 4.2) as the bleaching agent.

Priority: DE20021061161 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20; DE20031003572 Applic. Date: 2003-01-30; WO2003EP14027 Applic. Date: 2003-12-11

Inventor: KOTTKE ULRIKE [DE]; STOSCHEK SILKE [DE]; ZIMMERMANN KLAUS [DE]; OVERDICK RALPH [DE]; FENDER MICHAEL [DE]; JAKOB HARALD [DE]


Patent No.: US7439218B2  Issued: 21/Oct/2008

Title: Disinfectant compositions comprising an orange oil mixture and methods of use thereof

Applicant/Assignee: KNOCKOUT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD

Application No.: 11/525507   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2006

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a highly potent, non-toxic, disinfectant that can be used for a wide breadth of applications. The disinfectant comprises hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), orange terpene oil, orange valencia oil, a non-ionic emulsifier (polysorbate 80), and water (H2O). Applications of the disinfectant include, but are not limited to, uses as a mouthwash, skin cleanser, or as a germicidal for disinfecting surfaces such as foodstuff, plant matter, leather, wood, metal, plastic and fabrics. Methods for using the disinfectant composition of the invention are also provided.

Priority: US20050720811P Applic. Date: 2005-09-27

Inventor: BOWKER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7442323B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2008

Title: Potassium monopersulfate solutions

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/445610   Filing Date: 02/Jun/2006

Abstract:

A composition comprising a solution of potassium monopersulfate having an active oxygen content of from about 3.4% to about 6.8% and a process for its preparation including neutralization with an alkaline material is disclosed.

Priority:

Inventor: DURANTE ROBERT JEFFREY [US]; BOHN JR HARVEY JAMES [US]


Patent No.: US7442678B2  Issued: 28/Oct/2008

Title: Stain removal method utilizing a composition comprising hydrogen peroxide and cyclodextrin

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/264863   Filing Date: 02/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an applicator for a fabric treatment composition and its application. More specifically the invention relates to a versatile, effective convenient to apply fabric treatment applicator and its method of application. Claimed and described is method for the application of a fabric treatment composition, which comprises bleach and which is left to evaporate after being applied to a fabric.

Priority: EP19990113409 Applic. Date: 1999-07-12; US2002-041171 Applic. Date: 2002-01-08; WO2000US18915 Applic. Date: 2000-07-11

Inventor: SANDBACH DAVID ROY [GB]; WEVERS JEAN [BE]; ENGISCH GAUTIER [BE]


Patent No.: US7445644B2  Issued: 04/Nov/2008

Title: Compositions containing anionically modified catechol and soil suspending polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/588457   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A cleaning composition utilizing an anionically modified catechol in combination with a soil suspending polymer to remove clay and plant-derived polyphenolic compound soils.

Priority: US20050731051P Applic. Date: 2005-10-28

Inventor: SONG XINBEI [US]; CHRISTMAS KEVIN PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US7449318B2  Issued: 11/Nov/2008

Title: Bacillus mHKcel cellulase

Applicant/Assignee: GENECOR INTERNATIONAL, INC, DANISCO A/S, GENENCOR DIVISION

Application No.: 10/549603   Filing Date: 28/Apr/2004

Abstract:

The present invention provides a novel cellulase nucleic acid sequence, designated mHKcel, and the corresponding mHKcel amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding mHKcel, recombinant mHKcel proteins and methods for producing the same.

Priority: US20030467315P Applic. Date: 2003-04-30; WO2004US13257 Applic. Date: 2004-04-28

Inventor: JONES BRIAN E [NL]; GRANT WILLIAM D [GB]; HEAPHY SHAUN [GB]; GRANT SUSAN [GB]; REES HELEN [GB]


Patent No.: US7452855B2  Issued: 18/Nov/2008

Title: Fragrance dispenser for a dryer and a method for dispensing fragrance onto fabric in a dryer

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/106384   Filing Date: 14/Apr/2005

Abstract:

A fragrance dispenser is provided according to the invention. A fragrance dispenser is provided for use in a dryer for dispensing a fragrance onto fabric or laundry dried in the dryer. The fragrance dispenser includes a mixture of a carrier component and a fragrance component so that the fragrance dispenser is provided in a solid form. The carrier component and the fragrance component are selected so that, when the fragrance dispenser is placed in a dryer and contacts fabric being dried during a drying cycle at a temperature of up to about 170 DEG F., the carrier component does not flow onto the fabric and the fragrance component dispenses in an amount sufficient to impart a residual fragrance to the fabric. A method for dispensing fragrance onto fabric in a dryer is provided.

Priority:

Inventor: HUBIG STEPHAN M [US]; STEEP JACLYN JOY [US]


Patent No.: US7456143B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2008

Title: Bleach-containing washing or cleaning agents containing a sulfate/silicate coated percarbonate

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN (HENKEL KGAA)

Application No.: 11/159382   Filing Date: 20/Jun/2005

Abstract:

A particulate washing or cleaning composition containing (A) a phosphate-free water-soluble builder component and (B) alkali metal percarbonate particles having a coating containing alkali metal silicate.

Priority: DE20021061161 Applic. Date: 2002-12-20; DE20031020196 Applic. Date: 2003-05-07; WO2003EP13539 Applic. Date: 2003-12-02

Inventor: SPECKMANN HORST-DIETER [DE]; POETHKOW JOERG [DE]; SCHIRMER-DITZE HEIKE [DE]; BLASEY GERHARD [DE]; MIDDLEHAUVE BIRGIT [DE]


Patent No.: US7456145B2  Issued: 25/Nov/2008

Title: Fabric treatment compositions comprising ester quats and fatty amides and methods for treating fabric in a dryer

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/820327   Filing Date: 19/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A fabric treatment composition is provided. The fabric treatment composition includes a fabric treatment agent and a carrier component for containing the fabric treatment agent in a solid form during operation conditions in a dryer. The fabric treatment composition is constructed for transferring the composition to wet fabric as a result of solubilizing the fabric treatment composition by contacting the fabric treatment composition with the wet fabric during a drying operation in a dryer. A method for treating fabric is provided.

Priority: US2002-120891 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10; US2006-401656 Applic. Date: 2006-04-10; US2003-656854 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04

Inventor: LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; MAN VICTOR F [US]; TILLESKJOR JACLYN J [US]; HUBIG STEPHAN M [US]; KLOS TERRY J [US]


Patent No.: US7462590B2  Issued: 09/Dec/2008

Title: Aqueous disinfectants and sterilants comprising a peroxide/peracid/transition metal mixture

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/361841   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant or sterilant compositions and associated methods of use. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant or sterilant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 50 wt % of a peracid, and from 0.001 wt % to 25 wt % of a peroxide. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The disinfectant composition can be used in the manufacture of disinfectant wipes, disinfectant gels, and disinfectant fogs. In one embodiment, the composition can be substantially free of aldehydes. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal.

Priority: US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7473675B2  Issued: 06/Jan/2009

Title: Disinfectant systems and methods comprising a peracid, alcohol, and transition metal

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/514721   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant systems and methods which can be used to produce a disinfectant solution. The system can include a first liquid composition and a second liquid composition. The first liquid composition comprises from 0.0005 ppm to 100,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal or alloy and an alcohol, and the second liquid composition comprises water and a peroxygen compound. The first and second liquid compositions are formulated to be combined so as to yield a resultant disinfectant solution. The disinfectant solution can be used to disinfect a variety of surfaces and even liquid compositions.

Priority: US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7504369B2  Issued: 17/Mar/2009

Title: Methods and compositions for decontaminating surfaces exposed to chemical and/or biological warfare compounds

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/510133   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to methods and compositions for use in partially or fully decontaminating surfaces which have been contaminated with chemical or biological warfare agents. The invention includes contacting the contaminated surface with a composition capable of ameliorating the negative effects caused by the warfare agent. In one embodiment, the composition includes an aqueous vehicle of water and from 0.001 wt % to 40.0 wt % of a peroxygen. Additionally, the composition can include from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content. Optionally, an alcohol can be included in the composition. In one embodiment, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver.

Priority: US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7507701B2  Issued: 24/Mar/2009

Title: Aqueous disinfectants and sterilants including transition metals

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/361837   Filing Date: 24/Feb/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant or sterilant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant or sterilant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 50 wt % of a peracid, and from 0.001 wt % to 25 wt % of a peroxide. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be substantially free of aldehydes. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal.

Priority: US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7510674B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Dielectric fluids and processes for making same

Applicant/Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC

Application No.: 11/000374   Filing Date: 01/Dec/2004

Abstract:

Dielectric fluids comprising oil fractions derived from highly paraffinic wax are provided. Further provided are processes for making these dielectric fluids comprising oil fractions derived from highly paraffinic wax. The dielectric fluids are useful as insulating and cooling mediums in new and existing power and distribution electrical apparatus, such as transformers, regulators, circuit breakers, switchgear, underground electrical cables, and attendant equipment.

Priority:

Inventor: ROSENBAUM JOHN M [US]; YENNI NADINE L [US]; PUDLAK JOSEPH M [US]


Patent No.: US7511007B2  Issued: 31/Mar/2009

Title: Aqueous sanitizers, disinfectants, and/or sterilants with low peroxygen content

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/510516   Filing Date: 24/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to disinfectant compositions, which are human safe, e.g., food grade or food safe. In one embodiment, an aqueous disinfectant composition can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. The composition can be substantially free of aldehydes. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7517413B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Remediation of Microfloral and Biofilm Development From Laundering Devices

Applicant/Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY

Application No.: 12/054650   Filing Date: 25/Mar/2008

Abstract:

Methods, improved compositions and kits are employed that provide dosing and cleaning solutions containing a halogen-based oxidant effectively delivered to remediate microfloral and biofilm development on the laundering surfaces of enclosed horizontal axis washers. The improved compositions, and the methods and kits employing them, provide for effective remediation while minimizing and/or preventing detrimental effects upon halogen-susceptible surfaces of the laundering devices, including reduced corrosion and biofilm on interior metal and laundering surfaces.

Priority: US20070908128P Applic. Date: 2007-03-26

Inventor: VAN BUSKIRK GREGORY [US]; MANSKE SCOTT D [US]; BROMBERG STEVEN [US]


Patent No.: US7517846B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Solid, two part chemical concentrate

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/254644   Filing Date: 20/Oct/2005

Abstract:

The invention is a solid chemical concentrate system of at least two cooperative shapes. The first shape is an inwardly curved bar having an inner opening. The second shape is an insert which is capable of interlocking with the bar by insertion into the bar inner opening. The solid chemical concentrate provides chemical systems having active constituents which may be the same, different but compatible or functionally and chemically incompatible combined within one matrix to provide at least one substantially continuous surface. The system may also comprise an aqueous soluble or dispersible polymeric film cover.

Priority: US2004-890348 Applic. Date: 2004-07-12; US2002-218300 Applic. Date: 2002-08-13; US2000-667487 Applic. Date: 2000-09-22; US1993-071596 Applic. Date: 1993-06-04; US1991-699662 Applic. Date: 1991-05-14

Inventor: GLADFELTER ELIZABETH J [US]; OUTLAW TINA O [US]; COPELAND JAMES L [US]; SCHULZ RHONDA K [US]; BOCHE DANIEL K [US]; PETERSON JEFF W [US]


Patent No.: US7517847B2  Issued: 14/Apr/2009

Title: Bleaching product comprising a water-soluble film coated with bleaching agents

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/432178   Filing Date: 11/May/2006

Abstract:

Bleaching product in the form of a coated substrate comprising a water-soluble film and a coating comprising a bleaching agent.

Priority: US20050681070P Applic. Date: 2005-05-13

Inventor: CATALFAMO VINCENZO [US]; DENOME FRANK WILLIAM [US]; BECKHOLT DENNIS ALLEN [US]; AOUAD YOUSEF GEORGES [US]; ARCHBOLD JAMES MICHAEL [US]


Patent No.: US7521409B2  Issued: 21/Apr/2009

Title: Mold removal and cleaning solution

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/266342   Filing Date: 04/Nov/2005

Abstract:

A solution containing an inorganic hypochlorite in aqueous solution and an acetic acid and citric acid mixed with water which when applied to mold bearing surfaces removes mold without harming the surfaces of the object being cleaned and remains active preventing mold growth for a long period of time.

Priority: US20050732667P Applic. Date: 2005-11-03; US20040625161P Applic. Date: 2004-11-05

Inventor: TUGGLE TERRANCE F [US]


Patent No.: US7524809B2  Issued: 28/Apr/2009

Title: Multiple use fabric conditioning composition with improved perfume

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/059092   Filing Date: 16/Feb/2005

Abstract:

Multiple use fabric conditioning composition comprising improved perfume are useful for softening laundry in a dryer.

Priority: US20040591032P Applic. Date: 2004-07-26; US20040560121P Applic. Date: 2004-04-07; US20040555950P Applic. Date: 2004-03-24; US20040555860P Applic. Date: 2004-03-24; US20040550557P Applic. Date: 2004-03-05; US20040550669P Applic. Date: 2004-03-05; US20040550555P Applic. Date: 2004-03-05; US20040548374P Applic. Date: 2004-02-27

Inventor: TRINH TOAN [US]; SMITH JOHN WILLIAM [US]; DUDERSTADT JACQUELINE MARIE [US]


Patent No.: US7531493B2  Issued: 12/May/2009

Title: Kit for caring for a fabric article

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 09/862830   Filing Date: 22/May/2001

Abstract:

A kit for caring for a fabric article includes multiple products such as a fabric treatment composition and a laundry detergent composition, a fabric conditioning composition, and/or a second fabric treatment composition. Each of the multiple products contains a coordinated element, such as a brand name, a characteristic ingredient, container graphics, containers, dosages per container, a dye, a perfume, a trade dress, a set of usage instructions, and a combination thereof.

Priority: US20000206075P Applic. Date: 2000-05-22

Inventor: SCHROEDER JOHN GREGORY [JP]; HONMA NOBUHIKO [JP]


Patent No.: US7534756B2  Issued: 19/May/2009

Title: Devices, systems, and methods for dispensing disinfectant solutions comprising a peroxygen and transition metal

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/788742   Filing Date: 20/Apr/2007

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to dispensing devices and systems which can be used to store and/or dispense a disinfectant solution. The device can include a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment can include a first liquid composition, which includes a transition metal or alloy thereof. The second compartment is separated from the first compartment and can contain a second liquid composition that includes a peroxygen. The first and second liquid compositions are formulated to be combined so as to yield a resultant disinfectant solution. The disinfectant solution can be used to disinfect a variety of surfaces and even liquid compositions.

Priority: US2006-514721 Applic. Date: 2006-08-31; US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7550420B2  Issued: 23/Jun/2009

Title: Enzymatic production of peracids using perhydrolytic enzymes

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/588523   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

Abstract:

A process is provided to produce a concentrated aqueous peracid solution in situ using at least one enzyme having perhydrolase activity in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (at a concentration of at least 500 mM) under neutral to acidic reaction conditions from suitable carboxylic acid esters (including glycerides) and/or amides substrates. The concentrated peracid solution produced is sufficient for use in a variety of disinfection and/or bleaching applications.

Priority: US2006-413246 Applic. Date: 2006-04-28; US20050676116P Applic. Date: 2005-04-29

Inventor: DICOSIMO ROBERT [US]; PAYNE MARK SCOTT [US]; HANN EUGENIA COSTA [US]; CROUD VINCENT BRIAN [GB]; GAVAGAN JOHN EDWARD [US]; WAGNER LORRAINE WINONA [US]


Patent No.: US7553805B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Methods and compositions for treating viral, fungal, and bacterial infections

Applicant/Assignee: SOLUTIONS BIOMED, LLC

Application No.: 11/514722   Filing Date: 31/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention is drawn to methods of treating disease or injury. In particular, the invention provides methods for treating viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, and cancerous tissue. The methods include the administration of an aqueous composition that can comprise an aqueous vehicle, including water, from 0.0001 wt % to 10.0 wt % of a peroxygen, and optionally, an alcohol. Additionally, from 0.0001 ppm to 50,000 ppm by weight of a transition metal based on the aqueous vehicle content can also be present. Alternatively or additionally, the transition metal can be in the form of a colloidal transition metal, such as colloidal silver or alloy thereof.

Priority: US2006-361665 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361836 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361841 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US2006-361837 Applic. Date: 2006-02-24; US20050656723P Applic. Date: 2005-02-25

Inventor: TICHY DARYL J [US]; LARSON BRIAN G [US]


Patent No.: US7553808B2  Issued: 30/Jun/2009

Title: Multiple use fabric softening composition with reduced fabric staining

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/526042   Filing Date: 22/Sep/2006

Abstract:

An article comprising a multiple use fabric conditioning composition that is operably connectable to the inside of a dryer is useful for softening fabric without staining the fabric.

Priority: US20050719646P Applic. Date: 2005-09-22

Inventor: TEE JR JOHANNSON JIMMY [US]; TOLLENS FERNANDO RAY [US]; WANG JIPING [US]; DUDERSTADT JACQUELINE MARIE [US]; WEAVER MICHAEL RENE [US]; SEALSCHOTT STEVEN ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7563758B2  Issued: 21/Jul/2009

Title: Enzymatic production of peracids using lactobacilli having perhydrolysis activity

Applicant/Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 11/524870   Filing Date: 21/Sep/2006

Abstract:

A method is provided for producing peroxycarboxylic acids from carboxylic acid esters. More specifically, carboxylic acid esters are reacted in situ with an inorganic peroxide such as hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a perhydrolase catalyst derived from a Lactobacillus sp. to produce peroxycarboxylic acids.

Priority: US20050724129P Applic. Date: 2005-10-06

Inventor: DICOSIMO ROBERT [US]; WAGNER L WINONA [US]


Patent No.: US7578970B2  Issued: 25/Aug/2009

Title: Methods of inhibiting growth of microorganisms using disinfectant compositions comprising orange oil mixtures

Applicant/Assignee: KNOCKOUT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD

Application No.: 12/056642   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2008

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a highly potent, non-toxic, disinfectant that can be used for a wide breadth of applications. The disinfectant comprises hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), orange terpene oil, orange valencia oil, a non-ionic emulsifier (polysorbate 80), and water (H2O). Applications of the disinfectant include, but are not limited to, uses as a mouthwash, skin cleanser, or as a germicidal for disinfecting surfaces such as foodstuff, plant matter, leather, wood, metal, plastic and fabrics. Methods for using the disinfectant composition of the invention are also provided.

Priority: WO2006US36978 Applic. Date: 2006-09-22; US20050720811P Applic. Date: 2005-09-27

Inventor: BOWKER ROBERT [US]


Patent No.: US7582595B1  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Hypochlorous acid/alkali metal hydoxide-containing products, methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/382072   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2009

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for preparing a hypochlorite solution bleach consumer product to remove menstrual fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles with reduced damage to the fabric articles when compared with popular chlorine bleaches. The soft fabric articles preferably are in white, although the present invention can also be applied to articles in other colors. In one embodiment, the weight concentration ratio of the alkali metal hydroxide over the hypochlorite salt in the hypochlorite admixture solution is no less than 1:12.5. The hypochlorite admixture solution may contain at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide and/or have a pH of at least 11.8.

Priority: US2006-505445 Applic. Date: 2006-08-17; US2003-612016 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03; US2003-373787 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27; US20020423978P Applic. Date: 2002-11-06

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE H [US]


Patent No.: US7582596B1  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Products, methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics using an alkali metal hydroxide/hypochlorite salt mixture

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/382076   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2009

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for preparing a hypochlorite solution bleach consumer product to remove menstrual fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles with reduced damage to the fabric articles when compared with popular chlorine bleaches. The soft fabric articles preferably are in white, although the present invention can also be applied to articles in other colors. In one embodiment, the weight concentration ratio of the alkali metal hydroxide over the hypochlorite salt in the hypochlorite admixture solution is no less than 1:12.5. The hypochlorite admixture solution may contain at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide and/or have a pH of at least 11.8.

Priority: US2006-505445 Applic. Date: 2006-08-17; US2003-612016 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03; US2003-373787 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27; US20020423978P Applic. Date: 2002-11-06

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE H [US]


Patent No.: US7582597B1  Issued: 01/Sep/2009

Title: Products, methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/382136   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2009

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for preparing a hypochlorite solution bleach consumer product to remove menstrual fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles with reduced damage to the fabric articles when compared with popular chlorine bleaches. The soft fabric articles preferably are in white, although the present invention can also be applied to articles in other colors. In one embodiment, the weight concentration ratio of the alkali metal hydroxide over the hypochlorite salt in the hypochlorite admixture solution is no less than 1:12.5. The hypochlorite admixture solution may contain at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide and/or have a pH of at least 11.8.

Priority: US2006-505445 Applic. Date: 2006-08-17; US2003-612016 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03; US2003-373787 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27; US20020423978P Applic. Date: 2002-11-06

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE H [US]


Patent No.: US7585376B2  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: Composition containing an esterified substituted benzene sulfonate

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/588712   Filing Date: 27/Oct/2006

Abstract:

An esterified substituted benzene sulfonate, a method of making the same, a detergent composition comprising the same and a method of using the detergent composition.

Priority: US20050730957P Applic. Date: 2005-10-28

Inventor: SCHEIBEL JEFFREY JOHN [US]; CRON SCOTT LEROY [US]; SONG XINBEI [US]; CHRISTMAS KEVIN PATRIC [US]


Patent No.: US7585829B1  Issued: 08/Sep/2009

Title: Products, methods and equipment for removing stains from fabrics

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 12/382071   Filing Date: 09/Mar/2009

Abstract:

Methodologies and equipment for preparing a hypochlorite solution bleach consumer product to remove menstrual fluid, underarm perspiration or other hard-to-remove stains from soft fabric articles with reduced damage to the fabric articles when compared with popular chlorine bleaches. The soft fabric articles preferably are in white, although the present invention can also be applied to articles in other colors. In one embodiment, the weight concentration ratio of the alkali metal hydroxide over the hypochlorite salt in the hypochlorite admixture solution is no less than 1:12.5. The hypochlorite admixture solution may contain at least 0.2% by weight of sodium hydroxide and/or have a pH of at least 11.8.

Priority: US2006-505445 Applic. Date: 2006-08-17; US2003-612016 Applic. Date: 2003-07-03; US2003-373787 Applic. Date: 2003-02-27; US20020423978P Applic. Date: 2002-11-06

Inventor: TAYLOR LAWNIE H [US]


Patent No.: US7638470B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Cleaning

Applicant/Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (UK) LIMITED

Application No.: 11/572361   Filing Date: 18/Jul/2005

Abstract:

A liquid cleaning composition and a solid state catalyst are provided in combination. The solid state catalyst causes a chemical reaction in the liquid cleaning composition, when the liquid cleaning composition is brought into contact with it. The chemical reaction may increase the oxidising power of the liquid cleaning composition, or change its pH, or cause gas evolution, or release heat.

Priority: GB20040016560 Applic. Date: 2004-07-24; WO2005GB02806 Applic. Date: 2005-07-18

Inventor: COKE MARK [GB]; DUFFIELD PAUL JOHN [GB]; MCKECHNIE MALCOLM TOM [GB]; WARWICK JANE [GB]; WHITE MATTHEW [GB]; YOUNG JAMES [GB]


Patent No.: US7638474B1  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Natural laundry detergent compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY

Application No.: 12/185975   Filing Date: 05/Aug/2008

Abstract:

A laundry detergent composition with a limited number of natural ingredients containing a hydrogen peroxide source, sodium carbonate and a surfactant selected from a fatty alcohol sulfate, alkyl polyglucoside and a lauryl sarcosinate. The laundry composition optionally has a fragrance, colored speckles, builder and enzymes. The laundry detergent composition can be used to clean tough stains on fabrics and cleans as well or better than commercial compositions containing synthetically derived cleaning agents.

Priority:

Inventor: PARRISH BRYAN [US]; CATE SUMI [US]; COULTER SARAH [US]; GARABEDIAN ARAM [US]; OTT MICHAEL [US]; SIACUNCO JAMES [US]; TIPTON ALEX [US]


Patent No.: US7638478B2  Issued: 29/Dec/2009

Title: Process for preparing a textile treatment auxiliary composition and a process for preparing a composition for the laundering and treatment of fabric

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/499998   Filing Date: 07/Aug/2006

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a process for preparing a textile treatment auxiliary composition in particulate form, wherein the composition comprises anionic surfactant, clay and silicone, and wherein the process comprises the steps of: (i) contacting the silicone with water and a first anionic surfactant, to form an aqueous silicone mixture in emulsified form

and (ii) thereafter contacting the aqueous silicone mixture with the clay, a second anionic surfactant and optionally additional water to form a mixture of clay and silicone

(iii) further mixing the mixture of clay and silicone

and (iv) optionally drying and optionally cooling the mixture formed in step (iii).

Priority: EP20050254889 Applic. Date: 2005-08-05

Inventor: DODD MALCOLM MCCLAREN [GB]; SAYERS EDWARD [GB]


Patent No.: US7645302B2  Issued: 12/Jan/2010

Title: Bleaching Compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Application No.: 11/885532   Filing Date: 20/Jan/2006

Abstract:

The present invention provides a laundry treatment composition comprising a transition metal compound.

Priority: GB20050004439 Applic. Date: 2005-03-03; GB20050004440 Applic. Date: 2005-03-03; WO2006EP00509 Applic. Date: 2006-01-20

Inventor: DENG DAO-LI [CN]; HELTON MATTHEW ELLIOT [GB]; WANG XIAO-HONG [CN]; ZHAO WEI [CN]


Patent No.: US7645729B2  Issued: 12/Jan/2010

Title: Detergent compositions comprising coloured particles

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/185479   Filing Date: 20/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to a colored particles and to detergent compositions containing them that can be used to impart a hueing effect to fabrics contacted with these colored particles in aqueous solution. The invention enables the effective hueing while alleviating problems of staining or spotting by combining in the color particle, hueing agent, preferably pigment, binding agent and suspending agent.

Priority: EP20040254371 Applic. Date: 2004-07-22

Inventor: CARDOZO LARRY SAVIO [GB]; ROBLES ERIC SAN JOSE [GB]; BOUCHER JEFFREY EDWARD [CN]; CLARKE JOANNA MARGARET [CN]


Patent No.: US7655609B2  Issued: 02/Feb/2010

Title: Soil release agent

Applicant/Assignee: MILLIKEN & COMPANY

Application No.: 11/601233   Filing Date: 17/Nov/2006

Abstract:

The invention relates to a soil release agent comprising a multi-branched soil release/wetting agent having an oxygen-containing polyfunctional base compound and at least two surfactant branches attached thereto, wherein each surfactant branch includes at least one hydrophilic and at least one hydrophobic constituent and a polyester release agent in an aqueous solution.

Priority: US20050749386P Applic. Date: 2005-12-12; US20050749390P Applic. Date: 2005-12-12; US20060759942P Applic. Date: 2006-01-18

Inventor: TORRES EDUARDO [US]; VALENTI DOMINICK J [US]; MICHAELS EMILY W [US]


Patent No.: US7655612B2  Issued: 02/Feb/2010

Title: LAUNDRY WRINKLE CONTROL COMPOSITION

Applicant/Assignee: ARVOTEC LLC

Application No.: 11/691797   Filing Date: 27/Mar/2007

Abstract:

A laundry additive for removing or reducing wrinkles in fabrics, which contains a wrinkle removing or reducing component, which includes a saccharide or oligosaccharide, a polyhydroxy carboxylic acid compound, and an optional chelating agent

and one or more optional ingredients that do not remove or reduce wrinkles. Also presented is a method for removing or reducing wrinkles from fabrics including the step of contacting the fabrics with an aqueous solution or suspension of an effective amount of the laundry additive.

Priority: US20060787375P Applic. Date: 2006-03-30

Inventor: ZAK HENRY [US]


Patent No.: US7658953B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Enhanced activity biocidal hydrogen peroxide composition

Applicant/Assignee: ASEPTIX TECHNOLOGIES B.V, ASEPTIX RESEARCH B.V

Application No.: 11/331136   Filing Date: 13/Jan/2006

Abstract:

The present invention discloses a biocidal composition comprising hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of 0.05-50% (w/w) and a compound with a structure according to Formula 1: (OH)(X)(O)P-O-(CH-(Y)-CH2-O)n-R, or a salt thereof, wherein X is H or OH, Y is H or CH3, n is 2-6 and R is an alkyl radical containing 4-18 carbon atoms, in a concentration of 0.01-60% (w/w). A especially preferred compound according to Formula 1 is a compound wherein X is OH, Y is H, n is 4 and R is a straight alkyl chain containing 10 carbon atoms.

Priority:

Inventor: BOBBERT ILJA [NL]


Patent No.: US7659239B2  Issued: 09/Feb/2010

Title: Process of incorporating microcapsules into dryer-added fabric care articles

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/496243   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2006

Abstract:

Dryer-added fabric conditioning articles that comprise friable perfume microcapsules provide consumers an impactful freshness experience while wearing clothing that is treated by the article. Manufacturing processes of incorporating friable perfume microcapsules into dryer-added articles that maximizes the yield of unruptured microcapsules are provided.

Priority: US20060802927P Applic. Date: 2006-05-24

Inventor: KING DARREN FRANKLIN [US]; PATEL KOMAL G [US]; MORGAN III GEORGE KAVIN [US]; JORDAN IV GLENN THOMAS [US]


Patent No.: US7666410B2  Issued: 23/Feb/2010

Title: Delivery system for functional compounds

Applicant/Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC

Application No.: 10/325474   Filing Date: 20/Dec/2002

Abstract:

A delivery system for various functional compounds is disclosed. The delivery system incorporates a composition containing alumina. Various functional materials containing particular moieties may be adsorbed onto the alumina and used as desired. The functional compounds can be, for instance, pharmaceuticals, xenobiotics, anti-microbial agents, anti-viral agents, UV absorbers, odor control agents, fragrances, and the like. In one particular embodiment, for instance, certain dyes can be adsorbed onto the alumina surfaces. Once the dye is adsorbed onto the alumina surface, the resulting particles can be combined with a liquid vehicle for use in any suitable printing process.

Priority:

Inventor: LYE JASON [US]; MACDONALD JOHN GAVIN [US]


Patent No.: US7670658B1  Issued: 02/Mar/2010

Title: Anti-static ball and method of manufacture

Applicant/Assignee:

Application No.: 11/899539   Filing Date: 06/Sep/2007

Abstract:

An anti-static ball has a ball housing having a plurality of outwardly extending spikes and a plurality of receivers. A plurality of anti-static foam wafers are mounted on the receivers of the ball housing.

Priority:

Inventor: ROBERTS JAMES [CA]


Patent No.: US7686892B2  Issued: 30/Mar/2010

Title: Whiteness perception compositions

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/270273   Filing Date: 09/Nov/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cleaning and/or treatment compositions comprising a dye conjugate, and processes of making and using such compositions. Such compositions can provide benefits such as an increase in the whiteness or blackness perception of a situs that is cleaned or treated with such compositions.

Priority: US20050691035P Applic. Date: 2005-06-16; US20050674142P Applic. Date: 2005-04-22; US20050645869P Applic. Date: 2005-01-20; US20040634857P Applic. Date: 2004-12-10; US20040629528P Applic. Date: 2004-11-19

Inventor: SMETS JOHAN [BE]; BAECK ANDRE [BE]; BETTIOL JEAN-LUC [BE]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; LANT NEIL JOSEPH [GB]; LICKISS JAMES ROBERT [GB]


Patent No.: US7718593B2  Issued: 18/May/2010

Title: Stable, low-foaming, peroxide steam cleaning compositions and method of predicting foaming in steam cleaning compositions

Applicant/Assignee: BISSELL HOMECARE, INC

Application No.: 11/030867   Filing Date: 07/Jan/2005

Abstract:

There is provided an aqueous low-foaming cleaning composition comprising peroxygen compound and a surfactant system, wherein the composition has a MR foam value of about less than 16. The composition is stable and suitable for use in a steam cleaning machine. There is also provided a method for predicting foam generation in steam cleaning compositions comprising the steps of mixing the composition.

Priority: US20040535434P Applic. Date: 2004-01-09

Inventor: MICCICHE ROBERT P [US]; RAMIREZ JR BENJAMIN C [US]; TASHJIAN ANNE [US]


Patent No.: US7737105B2  Issued: 15/Jun/2010

Title: Fabric treatment compositions comprising oppositely charged polymers

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/716962   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2007

Abstract:

The invention is directed to fabric treatment compositions comprising at least one cationic polymer and at least one anionic polymer, wherein at least one of these two polymers is a silicone polymer, and wherein said composition forms a coacervate phase.

Priority: US2003-700811 Applic. Date: 2003-11-04; US20020423483P Applic. Date: 2002-11-04

Inventor: DELPLANCKE PATRICK FIRMIN AUGUST [BE]; BOUTIQUE JEAN-POL [BE]; WAGNER ROLAND [DE]


Patent No.: US7754092B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: SOIL RESIST ADDITIVE

Applicant/Assignee: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

Application No.: 12/191342   Filing Date: 14/Aug/2008

Abstract:

A composition comprising a mixture of at least one soil resist agent and at least one additive which is maleic anhydride, and a method of providing soil resistance to fibrous substrates are disclosed.

Priority: US20070001145P Applic. Date: 2007-10-31

Inventor: MATERNIAK JOYCE MONSON [US]; CAREY EDWARD PATRICK [US]


Patent No.: US7754670B2  Issued: 13/Jul/2010

Title: Surfactant peroxycarboxylic acid compositions

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB, ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/176917   Filing Date: 06/Jul/2005

Abstract:

The present invention relates to compositions including surfactant peroxycarboxylic acid, methods for making these compositions, and methods for reducing the population of a microorganism.

Priority:

Inventor: LANGE STEVEN J [US]; LI JUNZHONG [US]


Patent No.: US7786066B2  Issued: 31/Aug/2010

Title: Stability of detergents containing hypochlorite, phosphonate chelant, and optical brightener

Applicant/Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA

Application No.: 12/147405   Filing Date: 26/Jun/2008

Abstract:

The stability of aqueous, liquid detergents containing hypochlorite and brighteners is achieved by the use of a specific complexing agent.

Priority: DE200510063177 Applic. Date: 2005-12-30; WO2006EP11814 Applic. Date: 2006-12-08

Inventor: MALET CARLOS [ES]; MENDOZA CRUZ MERCEDES [ES]; OSSET MIGUEL [ES]; MONTANER NURIA [ES]


Patent No.: US7786069B2  Issued: 31/Aug/2010

Title: Multiple use solid fabric conditioning compositions and treatment in a dryer

Applicant/Assignee: ECOLAB INC

Application No.: 11/823872   Filing Date: 28/Jun/2007

Abstract:

A fabric treatment composition is provided. The fabric treatment composition includes a fabric treatment agent and a carrier component for containing the fabric treatment agent in a solid form during operation conditions in a dryer. The fabric treatment composition is constructed for transferring the composition to wet fabric as a result of solubilizing the fabric treatment composition by contacting the fabric treatment composition with the wet fabric during a drying operation in a dryer. A method for treating fabric is provided.

Priority: US2006-401656 Applic. Date: 2006-04-10; US2003-656854 Applic. Date: 2003-09-04; US2002-120891 Applic. Date: 2002-04-10

Inventor: TINDEL-KOUKAL MONICA P [US]; HEI ROBERT D [US]; LENTSCH STEVEN E [US]; HUBIG STEPHAN M [US]


Patent No.: US7820614B2  Issued: 26/Oct/2010

Title: Multiple use fabric softening composition with reduced linting

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 11/496159   Filing Date: 31/Jul/2006

Abstract:

An article comprising a multiple use fabric conditioning composition that is operably connectable to the inside of a dryer is useful for softening fabric without staining the fabric and with reduced linting.

Priority: US20050719442P Applic. Date: 2005-09-22

Inventor: TEE JR JOHANNSON JIMMY [US]; OMNITZ JEFFREY FRANK [US]; CORONA III ALESSANDRO [US]; DEMEYERE HUGO JEAN MARIE [BE]; WHITTLINGER DAVID EDWARD [US]; MELEDATHU SAJI CHACKO [US]; PARRISH DENNIS ARCH [US]


Patent No.: US7829513B2  Issued: 09/Nov/2010

Title: Organic Cleaning Composition

Applicant/Assignee: GREENOLOGY PRODUCTS, INC

Application No.: 12/403044   Filing Date: 12/Mar/2009

Abstract:

An organic cleaning composition includes effective amounts of citric acid, acetic acid and malic acid. The acids are mixed into a carrier. Optionally glycerin and soybean oil may also be added to the mixture. Preferably the acids are mixed with water wherein the water is about ninety-six point five percent (96.5%) to about ninety-seven point five percent (97.5%) by weight of the mixture.

Priority:

Inventor: MCCARTHY ADAM [US]; GORDON DAVID ANDREW [US]


Patent No.: US7846268B2  Issued: 07/Dec/2010

Title: Whiteness perception compositions comprising a dye-polymer conjugate

Applicant/Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

Application No.: 12/697347   Filing Date: 01/Feb/2010

Abstract:

The present invention relates to cleaning and/or treatment compositions comprising a dye conjugate, and processes of making and using such compositions. Such compositions can provide benefits such as an increase in the whiteness or blackness perception of a situs that is cleaned or treated with such compositions.

Priority: US2005-270273 Applic. Date: 2005-11-09; US20050691035P Applic. Date: 2005-06-16; US20050674142P Applic. Date: 2005-04-22; US20050645869P Applic. Date: 2005-01-20; US20040634857P Applic. Date: 2004-12-10; US20040629528P Applic. Date: 2004-11-19

Inventor: SMETS JOHAN [BE]; BAECK ANDRE [BE]; BETTIOL JEAN-LUC [BE]; SIVIK MARK ROBERT [US]; LANT NEIL JOSEPH [GB]; LICKISS JAMES ROBERT [GB]

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