Patents by Inventor Michael S. Rischmiller

Michael S. Rischmiller 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20190276773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid, enzymatic detergent compositions and methods of making and using the same. In a preferred embodiment, the detergent compositions are particularly useful for cleaning medical and dental instruments. In a preferred embodiment the compositions are particularly use for cleaning ware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, David Riehm, Carter M. Silvernail, Olivia N. L. Finster, Michael S. Rischmiller, Timothy Meier
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9879206
    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: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rischmiller, Kim R. Smith, Sara B. Peters, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Publication number: 20170044467
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions in combination with alkaline compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Publication number: 20160326460
    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: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Kim R. Solomon, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 9481857
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions in combination with alkaline compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 9421586
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 9139800
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to concentrated warewashing compositions and methods of using the same. In some aspects, the invention uses concentrated compositions in methods of warewashing where the concentrate is applied directly to the article to be cleaned, rather than dispensed into a sump and applied to the article as a ready-to-use composition. In additional aspects, the methods of using highly concentrated alkaline and/or acid compositions in an alternating pattern of alkaline-acid-alkaline or acid-alkaline-acid, or the like, provide substantially similar or superior cleaning efficacy while reducing the overall consumption of the alkaline and/or acid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Steven J. Lange, Altony J. Miralles, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Publication number: 20140261562
    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: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rischmiller, Kim R. Smith, Sara B. Peters, Steven E. Lentsch
  • Publication number: 20140202500
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions in combination with alkaline compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 8758520
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Publication number: 20130255731
    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: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Publication number: 20130146102
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to concentrated warewashing compositions and methods of using the same. In some aspects, the invention uses concentrated compositions in methods of warewashing where the concentrate is applied directly to the article to be cleaned, rather than dispensed into a sump and applied to the article as a ready-to-use composition. In additional aspects, the methods of using highly concentrated alkaline and/or acid compositions in an alternating pattern of alkaline-acid-alkaline or acid-alkaline-acid, or the like, provide substantially similar or superior cleaning efficacy while reducing the overall consumption of the alkaline and/or acid compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Steven J. Lange, Altony J. Miralles, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Patent number: 8459275
    Abstract: The in situ cleaning system provides an inlet capable of providing feed water to an in situ cleaning component, one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, an oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, and an outlet in fluid communication with a washing system, providing a cleaning use solution to the washing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller
  • Publication number: 20120291815
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Publication number: 20120291818
    Abstract: A method of warewashing for the optimization of cleaning is obtained, excess detergent usage is minimized and further where deposit of film on ware is reduced in an alternating acidic and alkaline cleaning method. According to the invention, the type of acid and alkalinity used, or acid salt formed upon application of the acidic and alkaline washes is important to cleaning performance and phosphate or silicates should be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, John Mansergh, Daniel Osterberg
  • Publication number: 20110067732
    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: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller