Patents by Inventor Jeffery M. Atkins

Jeffery M. Atkins 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: 11306400
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using nitrogen-containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in the aqueous system. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Rane, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Anand Harbindu, Piyush Anant, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy, Pradeep Cheruku
  • Patent number: 11149202
    Abstract: Corrosion inhibitors and methods for reducing or inhibiting corrosion of metals in aqueous systems are provided. Corrosion inhibitor compositions may include tetracarboxylic acids, such as butane tetracarboxylic acid. The compositions may include other components, such as zinc, molybdate, silicate, cerium, among others. The compositions may also include polymers or oligomers. The corrosion inhibitor compositions produced synergistic results and unexpectedly low corrosion rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Santanu Banerjee, Anand Harbindu, Jeffery M. Atkins, Peter E. Reed, Jasbir S. Gill, Bingzhi Chen
  • Patent number: 10519116
    Abstract: Disclosed are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds of relatively low aquatic toxicity and methods of using the heterocyclic compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using pyrazole derivatives, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising pyrazole derivatives are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Harbindu, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Deepak Rane, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10323112
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and compositions for making and using fluorescent monomers which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted benzoxanthene anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Atkins, Barbara E. Moriarty, Paul J. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20190136387
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using nitrogen-containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in the aqueous system. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Rane, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Anand Harbindu, Piyush Anant, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy, Pradeep Cheruku
  • Patent number: 10202694
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using nitrogen-containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in the aqueous system. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Rane, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Anand Harbindu, Piyush Anant, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy, Pradeep Cheruku
  • Patent number: 10190222
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel compounds and methods useful in applications relating to industrial water systems. The compounds of the present invention are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds comprising a benzotriazole covalently bonded to a benzimidazole moiety, and provide enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. The compounds of the present invention are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jothibasu Seetharaman, Donald A. Johnson, Anand Harbindu, Deepak Rane, Jeffery M. Atkins, Hemant Mondkar, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Publication number: 20170260076
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and compositions for making and using fluorescent monomers which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted benzoxanthene anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Atkins, Barbara E. Moriarty, Paul J. Zinn
  • Patent number: 9751789
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for making and using fluorescent monomers which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted benzoxanthene anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery M Atkins, Barbara E. Moriarty, Paul J. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20160348251
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel compounds and methods useful in applications relating to industrial water systems. The compounds of the present invention are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds comprising a benzotriazole covalently bonded to a benzimidazole moiety, and provide enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. The compounds of the present invention are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jothibasu Seetharaman, Donald A. Johnson, Anand Harbindu, Deepak Rane, Jeffery M. Atkins, Hemant Mondkar, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Publication number: 20160348252
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of using nitrogen-containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in the aqueous system. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Rane, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Anand Harbindu, Piyush Anant, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy, Pradeep Cheruku
  • Publication number: 20160347716
    Abstract: Disclosed are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds of relatively low aquatic toxicity and methods of using the heterocyclic compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using pyrazole derivatives, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising pyrazole derivatives are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Harbindu, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Deepak Rane, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 9242880
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling biological fouling of water containing items. The method involves combining at least two reactants, a peroxygen source and an acyl group donor to form peracetic acid. Because the peracetic acid can be made in situ, the entire sum of its short lifespan can be used controlling biocidal fouling and storage and transport is simplified. The invention further facilitates the ease of controlling biocidal fouling by allowing the injection of the biocidal agent in liquid form, in a non-acidic environment, and without the need for any halogen. This allows the inventive biocide to be used with chemistries for which prior art biocides are inapplicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Amit Gupta, Charles J. Reedy, Barbara E. Moriarty, Jeffery M. Atkins
  • Publication number: 20140183140
    Abstract: The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for making and using fluorescent monomers which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted benzoxanthene anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment polymers are useful as scale inhibitors in industrial water systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Atkins, Barbara E. Moriarty, Paul J. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20120322873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are biocidal compounds and compositions, methods of using said compounds and compositions, and systems and processes for their preparation. Particularly disclosed herein are in situ generated biocides stabilized with a buffer. The biocide may include in situ generated peracetic acid produced from a peroxygen source, an acyl group donor, and a buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Atkins, Amit Gupta, Charles J. Reedy, Barbara E. Moriarty
  • Patent number: 8258208
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of matter, methods of their synthesis, and methods of their use in polymerization reactions. The compositions include polyfunctional initiators used to make star polymers when polymerized with monomers. The polyfunctional initiators are synthesized out of a multifunctional core with at least two functional groups and two or more initiator units bonded to the functional groups. The initiator units have two electron-withdrawing groups bonded to a central carbon atom and an azo group between the central carbon atom and the functional group. The polyfunctional initiators are particularly effective because when they decompose to form the radical core of a star polymer, the electron-withdrawing groups prevent the corresponding radical from forming any linear polymer contamination and only desired star polymers result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Pious V. Kurian, Jeffery M. Atkins, John D. Morris, William J. Ward
  • Publication number: 20120165407
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of controlling biological fouling of water containing items. The method involves combining at least two reactants, a peroxygen source and an acyl group donor to form peracetic acid. Because the peracetic acid can be made in situ, the entire sum of its short lifespan can be used controlling biocidal fouling and storage and transport is simplified. The invention further facilitates the ease of controlling biocidal fouling by allowing the injection of the biocidal agent in liquid form, in a non-acidic environment, and without the need for any halogen. This allows the inventive biocide to be used with chemistries for which prior art biocides are inapplicable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Amit Gupta, Charles J. Reedy, Barbara E. Moriarty, Jeffery M. Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120123072
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of matter, methods of their synthesis, and methods of their use in polymerization reactions. The compositions include polyfunctional initiators used to make star polymers when polymerized with monomers. The polyfunctional initiators are synthesized out of a multifunctional core with at least two functional groups and two or more initiator units bonded to the functional groups. The initiator units have two electron-withdrawing groups bonded to a central carbon atom and an azo group between the central carbon atom and the functional group. The polyfunctional initiators are particularly effective because when they decompose to form the radical core of a star polymer, the electron-withdrawing groups prevent the corresponding radical from forming any linear polymer contamination and only desired star polymers result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Pious V. Kurian, Jeffery M. Atkins, John D. Morris, William J. Ward
  • Patent number: 8158116
    Abstract: A method of treating one or more hair shafts, each hair shaft including a cuticle layer and a cortex enclosed in the cuticle layer is disclosed. The method comprises: selecting one or more polymers that can penetrate the hair shafts with a pore size of about 5 angstroms to about 5000 angstroms; and treating the hair shafts by applying an effective amount of a composition containing said polymers to said hair shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yin Z. Hessefort, Brian T. Holland, Jeffery M. Atkins, Sascha Weiz, Xiaojin Harry Li
  • Patent number: 8097687
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of matter, methods of their synthesis, and methods of their use in polymerization reactions. The compositions include polyfunctional initiators used to make star polymers when polymerized with monomers. The polyfunctional initiators are synthesized out of a multifunctional core with at least two functional groups and two or more initiator units bonded to the functional groups. The initiator units have two electron-withdrawing groups bonded to a central carbon atom and an azo group between the central carbon atom and the functional group. The polyfunctional initiators are particularly effective because when they decompose to form the radical core of a star polymer, the electron-withdrawing groups prevent the corresponding radical from forming any linear polymer contamination and only desired star polymers result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Pious V. Kurian, Anoop Chengara, Jeffery M. Atkins