Patent Number: 8,814,950

Title: Detergent compositions utilizing hydrophobically modified polymer

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a detergent composition including a poly(maleic acid/vinyl octyl ether) (PMAOVE) hydrophobically modified polymer; and a heavy duty liquid detergent. In addition, embodiments relate to a method of cleaning a substrate, including contacting a substrate with a poly(maleic acid/vinyl octyl ether) (PMAOVE) hydrophobically modified polymer solution.

Inventors: Somasundaran; Ponisseril (Nyack, NY), Li; Yajuan (Shanghai, CN)

Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

International Classification: C11D 3/37 (20060101); D06L 1/02 (20060101); C11D 3/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018