Patents by Inventor Mark Dennis Levitt

Mark Dennis Levitt 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190153362
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning composition including an environmentally friendly alkyl amide solvent, derived from renewable bio-based resources that works at least as well as d-limonene. In one embodiment, the present invention is a cleaning composition including an anionic surfactant salt, a saturated C8 to C10 alkyl amide solvent, a cosolvent and water. The composition is substantially free of d-limonene and can remove red food soils with up to 20 percent protein, and also functions as an asphalt removal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Mark Dennis Levitt, Nathan D. Peitersen
  • Publication number: 20190125913
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 10201627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 9919935
    Abstract: Methods and systems for employing softened acidified water sources from an acid regenerated ion exchange resins are disclosed. Various methods of dispensing and/or using the softened acidic water generated by an acid regenerate-able ion exchange resin are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, including water conditioning agents, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Everson, Li Wen, Lylien Tan, Peter Voss, Mark Toetschinger, Terry J. Klos, Mark Dennis Levitt, Sara Treder, Toyin Alowonle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9834742
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using partially neutralized citric acid salts and/or fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts are disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 9790456
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts is disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 9782508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20170281820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: AMANDA RUTH BLATTNER, CHARLES ALLEN HODGE, TIMOTHY JOHN KOHNKE, MARK DENNIS LEVITT, JULIE E. MARQUARDT
  • Publication number: 20170073617
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using partially neutralized citric acid salts and/or fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts are disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Patent number: 9534190
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using partially neutralized citric acid salts and/or fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts are disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt
  • Publication number: 20160362308
    Abstract: Methods and systems for employing softened acidified water sources from an acid regenerated ion exchange resins are disclosed. Various methods of dispensing and/or using the softened acidic water generated by an acid regenerate-able ion exchange resin are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, including water conditioning agents, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Terrence P. Everson, Li Wen, Lylien Tan, Peter Voss, Mark Toetschinger, Terry J. Klos, Mark Dennis Levitt, Sara Treder, Toyin Alowonle
  • Publication number: 20160331858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 9402930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 9387471
    Abstract: Methods and systems for employing softened acidified water sources from an acid regenerated ion exchange resins are disclosed. Various methods of dispensing and/or using the softened acidic water generated by an acid regenerate-able ion exchange resin are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, including water conditioning agents, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence P. Everson, Li Wen, Lylien Tan, Peter Voss, Mark Toetschinger, Terry J. Klos, Mark Dennis Levitt, Sara Treder, Toyin Alowonle
  • Publication number: 20150252310
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning composition including an environmentally friendly alkyl amide solvent, derived from renewable bio-based resources that works at least as well as d-limonene. In one embodiment, the present invention is a cleaning composition including an anionic surfactant salt, a saturated C8 to C10 alkyl amide solvent, a cosolvent and water. The composition is substantially free of d-limonene and can remove red food soils with up to 20 percent protein, and also functions as an asphalt removal composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Mark Dennis Levitt, Nathan D. Peitersen
  • Publication number: 20150090806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid formulations break down easily in the presence of water and may be sprayed, within the area to be freshened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Timothy John Kohnke, Mark Dennis Levitt, Julie E. Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20140174480
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts is disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline pHs. Methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Dale Curtis Larson, III, Mark Dennis Levitt