Patents by Inventor Altony J. Miralles

Altony J. Miralles has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200207926
    Abstract: Low concentration surfactant emulsions and methods of making and using the same are disclosed herein. The emulsions have the benefit of employing less surfactant than conventional emulsions. Further, the emulsions are dilutable and retain their stability upon dilution. A benefit of the emulsions is that they leave a low residue, preferably no residue, on a surface after contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Claire Lucille Notermann
  • Publication number: 20180249706
    Abstract: Solid rinsing, cleaning and/or sanitizing compositions for various applications are provided. In particular, solid compositions include a complex of urea and an acid having desireable storage stability previously unavailable in solid urea/acid compositions. Stable solid compositions are disclosed and methods of making the same to overcome conventional limitations associated with with forming kinetically and thermodynamically stable solids that utilize urea/acid compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Derrick Anderson, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Paul Christian, Meghan Babcock, Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20180051236
    Abstract: Linen treatment compositions and linen processes are disclosed which help to prevent iron deposition from wash water, and/or redeposition after iron containing stain (such as blood) removal by alkaline detergents. The linen treatment composition is a combination of a hydroxycarboxylic acid and an acid source, which may be organic or inorganic. The invention provides for effective iron control in a phosphorus-free formula that is also free of toxic or hazardous chemicals and includes sustainable, environmentally friendly ingredients, while still providing effective iron control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: SUKHWAN SOONTRAVANICH, STEPHAN HUBIG, ALTONY J. MIRALLES
  • Patent number: 9845448
    Abstract: A water hardness controlling agent includes a polyacrylic acid or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 50,000 g/mol, an acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 100,000 g/mol and a phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof. A ratio of acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof to polyacrylic acid or salt thereof to phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof in parts per million is about 1-30:10-80:6-20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 9677031
    Abstract: A catalyzed highly alkaline cleaning composition for cleaning stainless steel and other surfaces, namely those treated in clean-in-place processes, is disclosed. The composition comprises gluconic acid or salt thereof (e.g. gluconate) to serve as a corrosion and stain inhibitor for the high alkalinity compositions. The composition retains the cleaning and corrosion prevention properties of conventional clean-in-place solutions while being less expensive to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jesus Cabanas, Paul Frazer Schacht, Brian Williams, Altony J. Miralles, Court Colin, Caleb Power
  • Patent number: 9243216
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20150368592
    Abstract: A catalyzed highly alkaline cleaning composition for cleaning stainless steel and other surfaces, namely those treated in clean-in-place processes, is disclosed. The composition comprises gluconic acid or salt thereof (e.g. gluconate) to serve as a corrosion and stain inhibitor for the high alkalinity compositions. The composition retains the cleaning and corrosion prevention properties of conventional clean-in-place solutions while being less expensive to produce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jesus Cabanas, Paul Frazer Schacht, Brian Williams, Altony J. Miralles, Court Colin, Caleb Power
  • Publication number: 20150284663
    Abstract: Warewashing detergents suitable for dishwashing, immersion or dipping cleaning, and hard surface cleaning are disclosed for use on hard surfaces, including for example alkaline sensitive metals, such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. Alkaline compositions of a mixture of phosphono ethane carboxylates phosphono oligomers and methods employing the same are disclosed. The compositions eliminate the use of highly abrasive silicates, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. The compositions according to the invention prevent the corrosive effect of highly alkaline compositions on aluminum or aluminum containing alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 9139800
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to concentrated warewashing compositions and methods of using the same. In some aspects, the invention uses concentrated compositions in methods of warewashing where the concentrate is applied directly to the article to be cleaned, rather than dispensed into a sump and applied to the article as a ready-to-use composition. In additional aspects, the methods of using highly concentrated alkaline and/or acid compositions in an alternating pattern of alkaline-acid-alkaline or acid-alkaline-acid, or the like, provide substantially similar or superior cleaning efficacy while reducing the overall consumption of the alkaline and/or acid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Steven J. Lange, Altony J. Miralles, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 9133418
    Abstract: Warewashing detergents suitable for dishwashing, immersion or dipping cleaning, and hard surface cleaning are disclosed for use on hard surfaces, including for example alkaline sensitive metals, such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. Alkaline compositions of a mixture of phosphono ethane carboxylates phosphono oligomers and methods employing the same are disclosed. The compositions eliminate the use of highly abrasive silicates, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. The compositions according to the invention prevent the corrosive effect of highly alkaline compositions on aluminum or aluminum containing alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 9023779
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition is provided for consumer use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorus containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, a phosphinosuccinic acid oligomer or mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20150018265
    Abstract: A water hardness controlling agent includes a polyacrylic acid or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 50,000 g/mol, an acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 100,000 g/mol and a phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof. A ratio of acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof to polyacrylic acid or salt thereof to phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof in parts per million is about 1-30:10-80:6-20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140378364
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 8883035
    Abstract: A water hardness controlling agent includes a polyacrylic acid or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 50,000 g/mol, an acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 100,000 g/mol and a phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof. A ratio of acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof to polyacrylic acid or salt thereof to phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof in parts per million is about 1-30:10-80:6-20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140261564
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition is provided for consumer use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorus containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, a phosphinosuccinic acid oligomer or mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20140261567
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided for use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorus containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, a phosphinosuccinate oligomer of mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 8669224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions including threshold agents, and methods of use thereof. The threshold agents can include hydroxycarboxylate compounds present at an amount sufficient to control water hardness. The threshold agents are present in the wash solution at a molar amount less than the molar amount of water hardness ions present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140066355
    Abstract: Detergent compositions including at least one AMPS copolymer, at least one organophosphonate, an alkaline agent, free of acrylic homopolymer, and an optional complexing agent are disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention reduce scale accumulation and provide stain removal capability for warewash applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Michelle Fung, John Krueger
  • Patent number: 8513179
    Abstract: A detergent resistant car polish composition includes an alkoxy aminofunctional dialkylpolysiloxane, a long chain silicone quaternary blend, a silicone fatty amino quaternary polydimethylsiloxane, a carboxylic acid, a surfactant, a cosurfactant, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Zep IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Jerry D. Hoyt, Robert J. Ryther
  • Patent number: 8501988
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing carboxylated amines is disclosed. The method comprises reacting a mixture of a potassium salt of either a primary or secondary amine with a potassium salt of a halogenated carboxylic acid wherein the halogenated carboxylic acid is selected from the group consisting of brominated, chlorinated, or iodinated carboxylic acid in the presence of potassium hydroxide, and optionally in heating the reacting mixture; precipitating the potassium salt by optionally chilling the mixture and discarding the precipitate; purifying the carboxylate amine potassium salt from the liquid phase using water soluble alcohol and optionally adding formic acid to obtain the free aminocarboxylic acid and potassium formate. In a preferred embodiment, the halogenated carboxylic acid is chloroacetic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony J. Miralles, Carter M. Silvernail