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Hirak Chanda
Hirak Chanda, Michael L Jackemeyer, Christoph J Miller, James A Oskins, Andre Petronilho, Robert A Scheitlin, Jon D Strait, Matthew S Wasson: Laundry treating appliance with load amount detection. Whirlpool Corporation, October 13, 2011: US20110247148-A1

A method and apparatus determines a load size of a laundry load located in a laundry treating appliance having a drum defining a treatment chamber that is rotated by a motor based on a given amount of energy applied to the motor, and a measurement of coast time after the given amount of energy is re ...


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Hirak Chanda
Hirak Chanda, Michael L Jackemeyer, James A Oskins, Jon D Strait: Laundry treating appliance with automatic pump shutoff. Whirlpool Corporation, October 13, 2011: US20110247145-A1

A laundry treating appliance having a pump, such as a drain pump, with an automatic shutoff, and a method for controlling the shut off of the pump.


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Charles D Bragg: Bleach catalyst compositions and use thereof in laundry bleaching and detergent compositions. The Procter & Gamble Company, Robert B Aylor, Richard C Witte, Thomas H O Flaherty, February 7, 1984: US04430243 (166 worldwide citation)

Laundry bleaching and detergent compositions comprising a peroxygen bleaching agent and a catalyst system therefor, the catalyst system comprising a heavy metal cation of defined bleach catalytic activity, particularly copper, iron or manganese cations, an auxiliary metal cation having little or no ...


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Stanley Y Chung, Gianfranco L Spadini: Bleaching compositions. The Procter & Gamble Company, Robert V Aylor, Thomas H O Flaherty, Richard C Witte, November 1, 1983: US04412934 (164 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to bleaching compositions that provide effective and efficient surface bleaching of textiles over a wide range of bleach solution temperatures. Surface bleaching of textiles is bleaching wherein the bleaching mechanism takes place on the textile surface and, thereby, removes s ...


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Favre Thomas Louise F, Hage Ronald, Helm Rademaker Karin Van Der, Koek Hypolites, Martens Rudolf Johan, Swarthoff Ton, Vliet Marten Robert P Van: Bleach activation.. Unilever, Unilever, November 27, 1991: EP0458397-A2 (141 worldwide citation)

Novel bleach and oxidation catalysts, a method of bleaching substrates using these catalysts and bleaching (detergent) compositions containing the catalysts are reported. The catalysts are manganese complexes of formula : [LnMnmXp] Yq wherein Mn is manganese or iron or mixtures thereof, which can be ...


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Favre Thomas Louise F, Hage Ronald, Helm Rademaker Karin Van Der, Koek Hypolites, Martens Rudolf Johan, Swarthoff Ton, Vliet Marten Robert P Van: Bleach activation.. Unilever, Unilever, November 27, 1991: EP0458398-A2 (136 worldwide citation)

Novel bleach and oxidation catalysts, a method of bleaching substrates using these catalysts and bleaching (detergent) compositions containing the catalysts are reported. The catalysts are a manganese-based co-ordination complex of the general formula : [LnMnmXp] Yq wherein Mn is manganese in the IV ...


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Stephen R Hartshorn: Generation of chlorine dioxide for disinfection and sterilization. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Mark A Litman, August 1, 1978: US04104190 (129 worldwide citation)

Chlorine dioxide is generated from aqueous liquids container alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chlorites, and compounds which liberate chlorine in water. Dry, stable, solid compositions, in one or two parts, can be made from these and other ingredients.


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Eileen M Diakun, Christopher T Wright: Bleach activation. Interox Chemicals, Larson and Taylor, March 7, 1989: US04810410 (109 worldwide citation)

It is desired to enhance the ability of hydrogen peroxide and persalts at wash temperatures of around 30.degree. to 70.degree. C., in order to use less energy and to minimize damage to various fabric finishes. It has been proposed in the past to use transition metal compounds, including cobaltous co ...


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Joseph M DeSimone, Timothy J Romack, Douglas E Betts, James B McClain: Cleaning process using carbon dioxide as a solvent and employing molecularly engineered surfactants. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, February 2, 1999: US05866005 (102 worldwide citation)

The separation of a contaminant from a substrate that carries the contaminant is disclosed. The process comprises contacting the substrate to a carbon dioxide fluid containing an amphiphilic species wherein the contaminant associates with the amphiphilic species and becomes entrained in the carbon d ...


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Frederick E Hardy, Barry T Ingram: Peracid and bleach activator compounds and use thereof in cleaning compositions. The Procter & Gamble Company, Robert B Aylor, Richard C Witte, Thomas H O Flaherty, July 21, 1987: US04681592 (96 worldwide citation)

Per-acids and per-acid precursor compounds of the general type RXAOOH and RXAL, wherein R is a hydrocarbyl group, X is a hetero-atom. A is a carbonyl bridging group and L is a leaving group, especially oxybenzenesulfonate, are useful bleaching compounds for fabrics. Laundry products containing same ...



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