Corrosion Protector for Glassware in Dishwashers
U.S. Patent No. 7,456,142 B2: Reckitt Benckiser N.V. has patented a process for the inhibition of corrosion of glassware in an automatic dishwashing process. It entails contacting the glassware with a zinc-containing, water-soluble glass composition comprising from 41-54 mole percent of P2O5, 10-30 mole percent of alkali metal oxides, up to 5 mole percent of SO3 and up to 25 mole percent of ZnO.
P&G Patents Electric Stain Removal Brush
U.S. Patent No. 7,469,703 B2: Procter & Gamble has been awarded a patent covering an electric stain removal brush that has a cleaning efficiency angle between approximately 0-100°. The brush is comprised of a handle with a motor disposed therein; a head with a longitudinal axis; a tilted bristle holder that oscillates or rotates; a set of bristles associated with the bristle holder wherein the motor is operatively connected to bristle holder; and a shaft connected to the motor and to the bristle holder. The patent also covers providing an absorbent stain receiver article which contacts the inanimate surface and putting a solution in contact with the surface; contacting the electric stain-removal brush to brush the solution on the surface; and contacting the surface treated with the solution with the absorbent stain receiver article.
Wet-Skin Treatment for Enhanced Moisturization
U.S. Patent No. 7,465,461 B2: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA has patented a method of moisturizing skin after treatment with a rinse-off, wet skin treatment composition. It entails applying to wet skin during a bathing process a treatment composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion. The emulsion is comprised of 3-50% of a structured oil phase comprising a skin-compatible oil which is liquid at a temperature below about 35°C and 1-75% of a structurant selected from the group consisting of petrolatum, trihydroxystearin, fatty acid, superhartolan, and mixtures thereof that forms a stable 3-dimensional network within said skin compatible oil comprising finely divided solid particles having a particle size below about 25 microns at a temperature below 35°C. The aqueous phase is comprised of water and an organic dispersion stabilizer that contains a network of amorphous solids, crystals, a liquid crystalline phase, or mixtures of said solids, crystals or liquid crystalline phase. The composition is then rinsed off, wherein the structured oil phase has a viscosity of 100-5000 poise measured at 1 sec-1 at 25°C. The structured oil phase is retained on the skin as measured by a skin retention efficiency index of at least 0.15 as determined in the in-vitro skin retention test. According to the patent literature, the emulsion has a foam volume below 5cc as measured in the solution shake test, and the retention of moisture is still measurable at least 30 minutes after the bathing treatment.
Method for Treating Skin
U.S. Patent No. 7,465,460 B1: Dennis Gross, New York, NY, has patented a method for treating skin. The method is comprised of the following sequential steps: applying to the skin a dermatological liquid composition comprising an effective amount of at least one acid, approximately 0.1-10% of at least one surfactant/emulsifying agent and a cosmetically acceptable vehicle, wherein the pH of the first dermatological liquid composition is between about 2.5 and about 4; and then neutralizing the first dermatological liquid composition by applying to the skin a second dermatological liquid composition comprised of at least one alkaline agent suitable for use in a skin care composition, approximately 0.1-10% by weight of at least one surfactant/emulsifying agent and a cosmetically acceptable vehicle, wherein the pH of the second dermatological liquid composition ranges from 7-12, wherein each of the first dermatological liquid composition and the second dermatological liquid composition has a viscosity of about 1cps to about 500 cps.
Hard Surface Cleaner Patented by Clorox
U.S. Patent No. 7,470,331 B1: Clorox has patented an acidic hard surface cleaning composition that contains greater than 2% alkyl polyglucoside; 0.5-10% 2-hydroxycarboxylic acid; a fragrance containing 0.05-2.0% lemon oil or d-limonene; water; and optionally dyes, colorants and preservatives. The composition does not contain additional surfactant, additional organic builder, organic solvent or additional disinfectant or sanitizer.