Patents by Inventor Kim R. Solomon

Kim R. Solomon 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: 10633602
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to scavenging hydrogen sulfide. The disclosure pertains to non-aqueous and non-volatile compositions that include a monolignol alcohol and hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound. The hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound may be hexamine in some aspects. The compositions may also include a C2-8 polyol. The compositions disclosed are stable and can be used, for example, in removing hydrogen sulfide from hot asphalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10604726
    Abstract: A cleaning composition is provided including an alkalinity source, builder, surfactant, water, a reducing agent and amylase in the ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:3 wherein the total amount of amylase in the composition is equal to or less than about 1.0 weight percent; and wherein the composition is substantially free of polyols, alkanolamine, phosphates, and boric acid. A method of presoaking soiled substrates is further provided. The method including the steps of providing presoak solution to a soiled substrate at a temperature of between about 65.5° C. up to about 80° C., the presoak solution including the provided composition; draining the presoak solution from the substrate; providing a detergent to a soiled substrate including the composition of the present invention; and removing or draining the detergent; and rinsing the substrate with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rischmiller, Kim R. Solomon, Sara Peters, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Patent number: 10597615
    Abstract: According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of amide solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures, including below 35° C., and lower pH conditions, including from 5 to 10, from 6 to 9, and from 6 to 8, in comparison to conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, Jr., Kim R. Solomon, Ralf Krack
  • Publication number: 20190373886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaning compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an alkyl a polyglycoside with a CMC greater than 1000 ppm and a chelant. Beneficially, the compositions provide residual sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. The compositions are suitable for inactivating and/or reducing infectious agents, particularly Norovirus, Adenovirus, and Polyomavirus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yamini Karandikar, Mark Dennis Levitt, Joseph R. Wegner, Kim R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10487278
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and compounds for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10433545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaning compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an alkyl a polyglycoside with a CMC greater than 1000 ppm and a chelant. Beneficially, the compositions provide residual sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. The compositions are suitable for inactivating and/or reducing infectious agents, particularly Norovirus, Adenovirus, and Polyomavirus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Yamini Karandikar, Mark Dennis Levitt, Joseph R. Wegner, Kim R. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10344230
    Abstract: Compounds are provided that can be used in methods for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20190169540
    Abstract: In situ cleaning systems and methods of use are disclosed and provide cleaning use solutions with minimal chemical additives providing environmentally-friendly cleaning compositions. The in situ cleaning system provides one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, providing a cleaning use solution to a washing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 10246666
    Abstract: Methods for using in situ cleaning systems which reduce water hardness and minimize chemical additives are provided. According to the methods and systems, the methods of using may comprise providing feed water to an in situ cleaning system including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating components and/or alkalinity generating components, contacting one or more articles with a use solution generated by the in situ cleaning system, and washing the one or more articles in a washing system. In addition to the methods of using, the systems for in situ cleaning are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Publication number: 20180282637
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to scavenging hydrogen sulfide. The disclosure pertains to non-aqueous and non-volatile compositions that include a monolignol alcohol and hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound. The hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound may be hexamine in some aspects. The compositions may also include a C2-8 polyol. The compositions disclosed are stable and can be used, for example, in removing hydrogen sulfide from hot asphalt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20180282636
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to dispersions useful for scavenging hydrogen sulfide. The dispersions may be anhydrous and contain a solvent and a hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound. The hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound may be hexamine, for example. The solvent may be a C2-8 polyol, such as glycerin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20180201882
    Abstract: According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of amide solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures, including below 35° C., and lower pH conditions, including from 5 to 10, from 6 to 9, and from 6 to 8, in comparison to conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, JR., Kim R. Solomon, Ralf Krack
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9951302
    Abstract: According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of amide solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures, including below 35° C., and lower pH conditions, including from 5 to 10, from 6 to 9, and from 6 to 8, in comparison to conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, Jr., Kim R. Solomon, Ralf Krack
  • Publication number: 20180100126
    Abstract: A cleaning composition is provided including an alkalinity source, builder, surfactant, water, a reducing agent and amylase in the ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:3 wherein the total amount of amylase in the composition is equal to or less than about 1.0 weight percent; and wherein the composition is substantially free of polyols, alkanolamine, phosphates, and boric acid. A method of presoaking soiled substrates is further provided. The method including the steps of providing presoak solution to a soiled substrate at a temperature of between about 65.5° C. up to about 80° C., the presoak solution including the provided composition; draining the presoak solution from the substrate; providing a detergent to a soiled substrate including the composition of the present invention; and removing or draining the detergent; and rinsing the substrate with water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. RISCHMILLER, KIM R. SOLOMON, SARA PETERS, STEVEN E. LENTSCH
  • Publication number: 20180079977
    Abstract: Compounds are provided that can be used in methods for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20180007895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaning compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an alkyl a polyglycoside with a CMC greater than 1000 ppm and a chelant. Beneficially, the compositions provide residual sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. The compositions are suitable for inactivating and/or reducing infectious agents, particularly Norovirus, Adenovirus, and Polyomavirus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Yamini Karandikar, Mark Dennis Levitt, Joseph R. Wegner, Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20170369718
    Abstract: A containment for crude oil that inhibits paraffin deposition thereon is described. One to twenty coatings of a composition including a polyacrylate are applied to a crude oil contact surface of a crude oil containment; the polyacrylate includes at least about 50 mole % acrylic acid residues or the conjugate base thereof. The coating compositions are suitably delivered from a water dispersion, solution, or emulsion and dried before applying a subsequent coating. Each of the one to twenty coatings are formed from the same or from different polyacrylate coating compositions. The coated containment surfaces inhibit deposition of at least 10 wt % and as much as 90 wt % of paraffin solids from a crude oil compared to the same crude oil contact in the absence of the one to twenty coatings. The coatings inhibit paraffin deposition at temperatures between about 60° C. and ?40° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Crew, Kim R. Solomon, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20170327728
    Abstract: Disclosed are inhibitor/cleaner compositions comprising alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonates, and methods of inhibiting corrosion of and removing schmoo from metal containments in contact with corrosive water sources. Also disclosed are metal containment assemblages comprising inhibitor/cleaner compositions and metal containment therefore. The alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonates are soluble or substantially soluble in the water sources and inhibit corrosion of the metal containments by the water sources containing corrodents. The alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonates also remove schmoo from the metal containments. The inhibitor/cleaners of the invention are useful for addition to produced waters and other corrosive water sources resulting from enhanced oil recovery operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin Crew, Kim R. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20170233666
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and compounds for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Kim R. Solomon