US Patent No: 4,769,159

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Institutional softener containing cationic surfactant and organic acid

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A stable, substantially homogeneous, solid, cast fabric softening composition containing a cationic surfactant and a C.sub.4-7 saturated dicarboxylic acid and a method of making and using the cast fabric softening composition. Preferably, the fabric softening composition further includes an inert diluent to aid in formulation and dispensing of the fabric softening composition to modify the melting point of the fabric softening composition, and to increase the solubility of the fabric softening composition.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ECOLAB INC.ST PAUL, MN723
ECONOMICS LABORATORY, INC.ST PAUL, MN0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Copeland, James L Apple Valley, MN 66 1874

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Lever Brothers Company (2)
* 4,427,558 Fabric conditioning materials 30 1982
* 4,497,718 Homogeneous aqueous fabric softening composition with stilbene sulfonic acid fluorescent whitener 17 1983
 
JOH. A. BENCKISER GMBH, A CORP. OF THE FED. REP. OF GERMANY (1)
* 4,547,300 Liquid detergent fabric conditioning compositions 4 1984
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ECOLAB INC. (7)
* 5,385,044 Method of using a thermo-chromatic detergent level indicator 17 1993
6,432,906 Solid acid cleaning block and method of manufacturing 9 1996
* 5,797,986 Floor cleaning method 20 1996
* 7,381,697 Fabric softener composition and methods for manufacturing and using 6 2002
7,250,393 Fabric treatment compositions and methods for treating fabric in a dryer 3 2006
7,456,145 Fabric treatment compositions comprising ester quats and fatty amides and methods for treating fabric in a dryer 4 2007
7,786,069 Multiple use solid fabric conditioning compositions and treatment in a dryer 1 2007
 
The Procter & Gamble Company (7)
* 6,686,331 Concentrated, stable, preferably clear, fabric softening composition 0 2001
D536824 Portion of a fabric conditioning article 2 2004
8,058,224 Multiple use fabric conditioning composition with blooming perfume 1 2005
7,980,001 Fabric conditioning dispenser and methods of use 0 2005
7,977,303 Multiple use fabric conditioning block with indentations 0 2005
7,524,809 Multiple use fabric conditioning composition with improved perfume 4 2005
* 8,080,513 Method of shipping and preparing laundry actives 1 2008
 
Sunburst Chemicals, Inc. (6)
* 5,670,473 Solid cleaning compositions based on hydrated salts 139 1995
* 6,028,113 Solid sanitizers and cleaner disinfectants 130 1995
* 5,977,183 Solid antimicrobial compositions 4 1997
* 6,110,886 Solid cast fabric softening compositions for application in a washing machine 40 1999
6,518,313 Solid sanitizers and cleaner disinfectants 2 2001
6,475,969 Solid cast chlorinated composition 1 2001
 
Lever Brothers Company (4)
* 5,300,238 Dryer sheet fabric conditioner containing fabric softener, aminosilicone and bronsted acid compatibilizer 23 1991
* 5,254,269 Fabric conditioning composition containing an emulsified silicone mixture 21 1991
* 5,403,500 Rinse conditioner 5 1993
* 5,525,244 Rinse conditioner 2 1994
 
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY (1)
* 5,856,287 Laundry concentrates 7 1996
 
DIAL CORPORATION, THE (1)
7,371,718 Liquid fabric softener 0 2005
 
GOLDSCHMIDT CHEMICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,674,832 Cationic compositions containing diol and/or diol alkoxylate 41 1995
 
MORTON SALT, INC. (1)
* 5,478,515 Salt block release agents 3 1993
 
OMNOVA SERVICES, INC. (1)
* 5,667,638 Method of enhancing the opacity of printing papers and paper produced thereof 5 1996
 
The Dow Chemical Company (1)
* 5,622,681 Dialysis separation of heat stable organic amine salts in an acid gas absorption process 6 1995
 
THE SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,773,409 Fabric softening composition 10 1996
* Cited By Examiner