Patents by Inventor CATHERINE HANSON

CATHERINE HANSON 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: 10542751
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of the peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, for treating a surface or a target. The present invention further relates to methods for treating a biofilm using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub, Steven J. Lange, Taz Cheritu, Jonathan P. Fast, Catherine Hanson
  • Patent number: 10524470
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. The compositions according to the invention are compatible with the membranes under application of use conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Cynthia Bunders, Richard Staub, Paul Frazer Schacht, Caleb Power, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Robert J. Ryther, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20200000090
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. The compositions according to the invention are compatible with the membranes under application of use conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Cynthia Bunders, Richard Staub, Paul Frazer Schacht, Caleb Power, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Robert J. Ryther, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190387737
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of the peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, for treating a surface or a target. The present invention further relates to methods for treating a biofilm using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub, Steven J. Lange, Taz Cheritu, Jonathan P. Fast, Catherine Hanson
  • Patent number: 10433547
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of the peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, for treating a surface or a target. The present invention further relates to methods for treating a biofilm using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub, Steven J. Lange, Taz Cheritu, Jonathan P. Fast, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20190281823
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other contaminants and impurities from industrial processing hard surfaces are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions may be dosed on site and/or generated in situ for the reduction and prevention of biofilms on the hard surfaces. Methods of employing the peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other impurities such as aldehydes and alcohols from industrial CO2 effluent are also disclosed which beneficially provide ambient biofilm control and break down more rapidly than other peracids, allowing for extended runs between CIP cleaning, including a reduction and/or elimination of cleaning of the scrubbers and other industrial surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: John Bolduc, Chris Nagel, Junzhong Li, Catherine Hanson, Peter Fernholz
  • Patent number: 10370560
    Abstract: VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application characteristics of acrylic floor coatings and durability characteristics of polyurethane floor coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Robert D. P. Hei, Mark D. Levitt, Lauren K. Carlson, Nathan D. Peitersen, Anita Thomasser
  • Patent number: 10278392
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other contaminants and impurities from industrial processing hard surfaces are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions may be dosed on site and/or generated in situ for the reduction and prevention of biofilms on the hard surfaces. Methods of employing the peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other impurities such as aldehydes and alcohols from industrial CO2 effluent are also disclosed which beneficially provide ambient biofilm control and break down more rapidly than other peracids, allowing for extended runs between CIP cleaning, including a reduction and/or elimination of cleaning of the scrubbers and other industrial surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John Bolduc, Chris Nagel, Junzhong Li, Catherine Hanson, Peter Fernholz
  • Publication number: 20190090483
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions including at least one acid and at least one anionic surfactant are provided. In particular, food contact antimicrobial compositions including at least one acid and at least one anionic surfactant provide a no-rinse compositions efficacious against Norovirus, having acceptable use solution pH that do not require use of personal protective equipment (PPE), are surface compatible and do not leave residues on treated surfaces are provided. Methods of cleaning a surface with the compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Catherine Hanson, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Stacy Fawbush, Kaitlin Lake, Gerard Hinrichs, Joshua Luedtke, Richard Staub, Derrick Anderson
  • Publication number: 20190090480
    Abstract: Antimicrobial compositions including at least one acid and at least one anionic surfactant are provided. In particular, food contact antimicrobial compositions including at least one acid and at least one anionic surfactant provide efficacious virucidal activity, including against Norovirus, having acceptable use solution pH that do not require use of personal protective equipment (PPE), are surface compatible and do not leave residues on treated surfaces. Methods of cleaning a surface with the compositions are also provided and may beneficially eliminate the need to rinse the antimicrobial compositions after use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Wendy Lo, Derrick Anderson, Erik Olson, Catherine Hanson, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Stacy Fawbush, Kaitlin Lake, Gerard Hinrichs, Joshua Luedtke, Richard Staub
  • Publication number: 20190069547
    Abstract: Methods of generating performic acid by contacting aqueous oxidizing agent and aqueous formic acid source in liquid phase are disclosed. A system and apparatus for the in situ production of the performic acid chemistries is further disclosed. In particular, a continuous flow reactor is provided to generate performic acid at variable rates. Methods of employing the oxidizing biocide for various disinfection applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Paul R. Kraus, Benjamin Crew, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Richard Staub, Ariel Chatman Kleczewski, Minh Tran, Catherine Hanson, Irwan Yunus, Jeffery D. Breshears, Brian Paul Brunner
  • Patent number: 10172351
    Abstract: Methods of generating performic acid by contacting aqueous oxidizing agent and aqueous formic acid source in liquid phase are disclosed. A system and apparatus for the in situ production of the performic acid chemistries is further disclosed. In particular, a continuous flow reactor is provided to generate performic acid at variable rates. Methods of employing the oxidizing biocide for various disinfection applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Kraus, Benjamin Crew, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Richard Staub, Ariel Chatman Kleczewski, Minh Tran, Catherine Hanson, Irwan Yunus, Jeffery D. Breshears, Brian Paul Brunner
  • Publication number: 20180242578
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of the peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, for treating a surface or a target. The present invention further relates to methods for treating a biofilm using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub, Steven J. Lange, Taz Cheritu, Jonathan P. Fast, Catherine Hanson
  • Publication number: 20180168150
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. The compositions according to the invention are compatible with the membranes under application of use conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Cynthia Bunders, Richard Staub, Paul Frazer Schacht, Caleb Power, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Robert J. Ryther, Catherine Hanson
  • Patent number: 9920281
    Abstract: A soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided. In particular, a laminate composition comprising a multilayer composition of a clean surface and a dried layer of a soil resistant agent are disclosed. Soil resistant agents according to the invention include copolymers of a maleic/olefin, an olefin/acrylate and combinations thereof and are suitable for delivery with a water or other organic solvent carrier. A kit and methods for treating a clean surface using a soil resistant laminate composition and a soil resistant treatment use composition are provided by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson, Keith E. Olson, Steven E. Lentsch, Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Andrew Wold
  • Publication number: 20170295784
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other contaminants and impurities from industrial processing hard surfaces are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions may be dosed on site and/or generated in situ for the reduction and prevention of biofilms on the hard surfaces. Methods of employing the peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other impurities such as aldehydes and alcohols from industrial CO2 effluent are also disclosed which beneficially provide ambient biofilm control and break down more rapidly than other peracids, allowing for extended runs between CIP cleaning, including a reduction and/or elimination of cleaning of the scrubbers and other industrial surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: John Bolduc, Chris Nagel, Junzhong Li, Catherine Hanson, Peter Fernholz
  • Publication number: 20170064949
    Abstract: Methods of generating performic acid by contacting aqueous oxidizing agent and aqueous formic acid source in liquid phase are disclosed. A system and apparatus for the in situ production of the performic acid chemistries is further disclosed. In particular, a continuous flow reactor is provided to generate performic acid at variable rates. Methods of employing the oxidizing biocide for various disinfection applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Paul R. Kraus, Benjamin Crew, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Richard Staub, Ariel Chatman Kleczewski, Minh Tran, Catherine Hanson, Irwan Yunus, Jeffery D. Breshears, Brian Paul Brunner
  • Patent number: 9512384
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for improved cleaning using neutral cleaners are disclosed. In particular, neutral pH cleaning compositions according to the invention employ a synergistic combination of water insoluble surfactants and an anionic hydrotropes capable of forming a stable, low-foaming solution. The neutral cleaning solutions provide significant benefits over water insoluble microemulsions traditionally used for neutral cleaning compositions and provide at least equivalent cleaning efficacy as non-neutral cleaning compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Hanson, Andrew Wold, Traci Gioino, Kim R. Smith, Yvonne Marie Killeen
  • Patent number: 9376651
    Abstract: A soil resistant floor surface treatment composition is provided. In particular, a composition comprises a maleic/olefin copolymer and an optional cleaning agent. Methods for treating a porous floor surface with a soil resistant agent and kits comprising a floor treatment composition, an applicator, a removal agent for removing a plurality of soils from a treated surface, and instructions for use are further provided by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Catherine Hanson, Minyu Li, Andrew S. Wold, Mark D. Levitt
  • Publication number: 20160177126
    Abstract: VOC-compliant aqueous polyurethane floor coating compositions and components are provided. Embodiments include at least one organic solvent having a vapor pressure of less than 0.1 mm Hg under ambient conditions and a viscosity of less than 60 cps for at least three hours after being formed. The coating compositions exhibit application characteristics of acrylic floor coatings and durability characteristics of polyurethane floor coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Minyu Li, Catherine Hanson, Robert D.P. Hei, Mark D. Levitt, Lauren K. Carlson, Nathan D. Peitersen, Anita Thomasser