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Gregory S Miracle, Michael E Burns, Patti J Kellett, James C T R Burckett St Laurent: Color-safe bleach boosters, compositions and laundry methods employing same. The Procter & Gamble Company, Brian M Bolam, Kim William Zerby, Jerry J Yetter, November 19, 1996: US05576282 (226 worldwide citation)

Bleach boosters comprising zwitterionic imines and anionic imine polyions having a net negative charge are disclosed. The bleach boosters increase bleaching effectiveness in lower temperature solutions and demonstrate superior color safety profiles. The bleach boosters are ideally suited for inclusi ...


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Michael E Burns, Frederick E Hardy: Bleaching compounds and compositions comprising fatty peroxyacids salts thereof and precursors therefor having amide moieties in the fatty chain. Procter & Gamble Company, Robert B Aylor, Richard C Witte, Thomas H O Flaherty, January 6, 1987: US04634551 (132 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to bleaching compounds and compositions that provide effective and efficient surface bleaching of textiles over a wide range of bleach solution temperatures. The bleaching compounds of the invention yield a peroxyacid with a polar amide link in the hydrophobic chain when used ...


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John M Corkill, Bryan L Madison, Michael E Burns: Detergent compositions containing sodium aluminosilicate builders. The Procter & Gamble Company, Robert B Aylor, Richard C Witte, Thomas H O Flaherty, August 12, 1986: US04605509 (49 worldwide citation)

Detergent compositions containing aluminosilicate ion exchange materials as builders are provided. The aluminosilicate builders are characterized by the speed and efficiency with which they remove hardness ions from water.


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Eugene P Gosselink, Gregory S Miracle, Alan D Willey, Michael E Burns, Kevin L Kott, Mark R Sivik, Lucille F Taylor: Multiple-substituted bleach activators. The Procter & Gamble Co, Michael D Jones, Jerry J Yetter, Jacobus C Rasser, October 24, 1995: US05460747 (45 worldwide citation)

Bleaching compositions, laundry and automatic dishwashing detergent compositions comprising multiple-substituted bleach activators which have at least one quaternary nitrogen atom, are provided. More specifically, the invention relates to compositions which provide enhanced cleaning/bleaching benefi ...


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Errol H Wahl, Dennis R Bacon, Ellen S Baker, Jean Francois Bodet, Michael E Burns, Hugo J M Demeyere, Charles A Hensley, Robert Mermelstein, John C Severns, John H Shaw Jr, Michael P Siklosi, Alice M Vogel, Jeffrey W Watson: Concentrated biodegradable quaternary ammonium fabric softener compositions and compounds containing intermediate iodine value unsaturated fatty acid chains. The Procter & Gamble Company, Robert B Aylor, Betty J Zea, August 13, 1996: US05545340 (43 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to softening compounds; stable, homogeneous, preferably concentrated, aqueous liquid and solid textile treatment compositions; and intermediate compositions and/or processes for making said compositions. The compositions of the present invention contain diester quaterna ...


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Michael E Burns: Bleaching compositions comprising alkoxy substituted aromatic peroxyacids. The Procter & Gamble Company, Darla P Neaveill, Richard C Witte, Thomas H O Flaherty, August 19, 1986: US04606838 (41 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to bleaching compounds and compositions that provide effective and efficient surface bleaching of textiles over a wide range of bleach solution temperatures. The compounds of the invention are a C.sub.4 -C.sub.8 alkoxy substituted aromatic bleach activator. In a preferred embo ...


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Hans J Pracht, Michael E Burns: Fabric conditioning compositions containing methyl cellulose ether. The Procter & Gamble Company, Richard C Witte, Julius P Filcik, Thomas H O Flaherty, January 23, 1979: US04136038 (39 worldwide citation)

Fabric conditioning compositions contain a cellulose ether having a molecular weight of from 3,000 to 10,000 and a methyl degree of substitution of from 1.8 to 2.7. The presence of the cellulose ether provides a soil release benefit to fabrics contacted with the disclosed compositions.


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Alan D Willey, Michael E Burns, Jerome H Collins: Bleaching compounds comprising N-acyl caprolactam and alkanoyloxybenzene sulfonate bleach activators. The Procter & Gamble Company, Michael D Jones, Jerry J Yetter, Jacobus C Rasser, April 11, 1995: US05405412 (37 worldwide citation)

Laundry detergents and automatic dishwashing compositions with activated bleaching systems which are effective under mixed soil conditions, especially mixtures of hydrophobic and hydrophilic soils and stains are presented. The preferred bleach activators are N-acyl caprolactams and nonanoyloxybenzen ...