Institutional softener containing cationic surfactant and organic acid

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4769159
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06830533

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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 OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ECOLAB INC.ST PAUL, MN695
Economics Laboratory, Inc.ST PAUL, MN0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Copeland, James L Burnsville, MN 61 2146

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JOH. A. BENCKISER GMBH, A GERMAN CORP. (1)
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Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc. (2)
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ECOLAB USA INC. (1)
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OMNOVA SERVICES, INC. (1)
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Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc. (5)
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