Patents by Inventor Carter Silvernail

Carter Silvernail 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).

  • Patent number: 10759989
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and a non-polymeric ester compound, wherein the compositions flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and ?40° C., or between about ?20° C. and ?40° C. The non-polymeric ester compounds are liquids at 20° C. and atmospheric pressure, and have boiling points over 100° C., in many cases over 200° C. The compositions are useful to inhibit paraffin deposition during petroleum recovery, refining, storing, and transporting under field conditions, wherein the concentrates are pumpable and pourable, do not precipitate, and do not exhibit high pressure buildup inside enclosed containers at temperatures as low as ?40° C. and as high as 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, David Fouchard, Thomas O. Painter, Jennifer Stokes, Kousik Kundu, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20200109112
    Abstract: Disclosed are sulfide-based compounds which are a product of a Michael addition reaction between a sulfur-containing donor group and an unsaturated hydrocarbon moiety. The sulfide-based compounds may be used in compositions and methods for inhibiting corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Moloney, Ashish Dhawan, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20180148632
    Abstract: A composition for inhibiting corrosion and/or removing hydrocarbonaceous deposits in oil and gas applications is provided. The composition comprises an iron sulfide dissolver, an organic solvent, and a corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Michael Bennett, Kim R. Solomon, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20170190949
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and a non-polymeric ester compound, wherein the compositions flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and ?40° C., or between about ?20° C. and ?40° C. The non-polymeric ester compounds are liquids at 20° C. and atmospheric pressure, and have boiling points over 100° C., in many cases over 200° C. The compositions are useful to inhibit paraffin deposition during petroleum recovery, refining, storing, and transporting under field conditions, wherein the concentrates are pumpable and pourable, do not precipitate, and do not exhibit high pressure buildup inside enclosed containers at temperatures as low as ?40° C. and as high as 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, David Fouchard, Thomas O. Painter, Jennifer Stokes, Kousik Kundu, Carter Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20170190950
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and one or more non-polymeric glycol ether compounds, wherein the compositions are stable and flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and ?40° C., in many cases between about ?20 C. and ?40° C. The glycol ether compounds are non-polymeric, are liquids at 20° C. (1 atm) and have boiling points over 100° C., in many cases over 200° C. The compositions are useful paraffin inhibitor concentrates for use in the petroleum industry wherein the concentrates are stable, pumpable, and pourable at temperatures as low as ?40° C. and as high as 60° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kousik Kundu, Kim R. Solomon, Carter Silvernail, Thomas O. Painter, David Fouchard
  • Patent number: 8945314
    Abstract: A solid composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a hydratable salt. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8889613
    Abstract: A detergent comprises an alkalinity source, a homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof, a homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof, and a homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof. Suitable weight ratios include a weight ratio of the homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 1:3 and approximately 3:1, a weight ratio of the homopolymer of acrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 3:1 and approximately 1:6, and a weight ratio of the homopolymer of methacrylic acid or a salt thereof to the homopolymer of maleic acid or a salt thereof between approximately 2:1 and approximately 1:4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 8888924
    Abstract: A solid controlled release composition according to the present invention includes at least one cellulosic material, water, at least one active ingredient, and optionally at least one of a saccharide, sugar alcohol or salt. The active ingredient can be a polycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Michael E. Besse
  • Patent number: 8853144
    Abstract: A composition includes a polysaccharide graft polymer composition. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide graft polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from about 5% to about 90% by weight of the polysaccharide graft polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from about 10% to about 75% by weight of the polysaccharide graft polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Klin Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8841246
    Abstract: A composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from about 5% to about 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from about 10% to about 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Klin Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 8822403
    Abstract: Solid detergent compositions according to the present invention include at least one alkali metal silicate, at least one polycarboxylic acid, at least one saccharide or sugar alcohol and water. Suitable saccharides include sucrose, fructose, inulin, maltose and lactulose, and may be present in the composition in a concentration of at least 0.5 wt %. Compositions according to certain embodiments form stable solid block detergent compositions that do not swell significantly even when subjected to elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8802617
    Abstract: The present invention includes a cleaning composition that includes at least one alkalinity source, at least one surfactant, water and at least one polyglycerol graft polymer. The polyglycerol graft polymer includes a polyglycerol and a residue of at least one carboxylic acid or carboxylate containing compound in an amount less than or equal to about 40% by weight of the polyglycerol graft polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, John Nording
  • Patent number: 8748364
    Abstract: Detergent compositions including at least one aminocarboxylate, at least one maleic/methylvinyl ether copolymer, an alkaline agent and optional additives. Embodiments of the present invention include reduced concentrations of aminocarboxylate compared to conventional compositions, while preventing scale accumulation and providing stain removal capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8740993
    Abstract: A laundry detergent composition includes an alkalinity source, at least one nonionic surfactant and a polymer comprising maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers. The alkalinity source is present in an amount between about 1% and about 75% by weight of the laundry detergent composition and includes at least one member selected from alkali metal hydroxides, carbonates, and bicarbonates. The polymer comprising maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers is present in an amount equal to or greater than about 0.5% by weight of the laundry detergent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Christensen, Lauren M. Hunker, Carter Silvernail, Brandon G. Beyer, Kerrie E. Walters
  • Publication number: 20140128310
    Abstract: The present invention includes a cleaning composition that includes at least one alkalinity source, at least one surfactant, water and at least one polyglycerol graft polymer. The polyglycerol graft polymer includes a polyglycerol and a residue of at least one carboxylic acid or carboxylate containing compound in an amount less than or equal to about 40% by weight of the polyglycerol graft polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, John Nordling
  • Patent number: 8679366
    Abstract: A composition includes a polysaccharide graft polymer composition and 2-phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide graft polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to approximately 90% by weight of the polysaccharide graft polymer composition and a residue of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or a combination thereof present in an amount from approximately 10% to approximately 75% by weight of the polysaccharide graft polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20140053876
    Abstract: A solid controlled release composition according to the present invention includes at least one cellulosic material, water, at least one active ingredient, and optionally at least one of a saccharide, sugar alcohol or salt. The active ingredient can be a polycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Michael E. Besse
  • Publication number: 20140031273
    Abstract: A solid composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a hydratable salt. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kerrie E. Walters, Carter Silvernail
  • Patent number: 8636918
    Abstract: A composition includes an anionic polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and 2-phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to approximately 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to approximately 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carter Silvernail, Erik C. Olson
  • Patent number: 8623151
    Abstract: A cleaning composition includes an alkali metal silicate, a polymer including maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers, and optionally water. The cleaning composition can include approximately 10% and approximately 90% by weight of at least one alkali metal silicate, greater than or equal to approximately 0.1% by weight of the polymer containing maleic acid, vinyl acetate and alkyl acrylate monomers, and approximately 0% to approximately 80% by weight water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Carter Silvernail