Patents by Inventor Scott Backer

Scott Backer 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: 11118142
    Abstract: A detergent formulation comprises 0.5 to 10 weight-percent mixed-charge polymer and one to 10 weight-percent nonionic surfactant, where weight-percent is relative to total detergent formulation weight, and wherein the mixed-charge polymer comprises quaternary ammonium groups and carboxylate groups extending as pendant side groups from the polymer backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20210238502
    Abstract: An anhydrous mixed powder or mixed granule is provided including 1 to 10 wt % of oxidized maltodextrin; 10 to 60 wt % of an amino acid based builder; 1 to 87.7 wt % of an additional builder selected from the group consisting of carbonate builders, citrate builders, silicate builders, amino acid derived builders and mixtures thereof; a bleach activator; a surfactant; 0.1 to 7 wt % of a phosphonate; enzyme; 0 to 75 wt % of a filler; and <1 wt % water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Robin P. Ziebarth, Matthew E. Belowich, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Yiyong He
  • Publication number: 20210207066
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a plastic article in an automatic dishwashing machine is provided, comprising: selecting an automatic dishwashing composition for cleaning plastic, wherein the automatic dishwashing composition, comprises: a builder; a phosphonate; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer comprising: (a) 60 to <90 wt % of structural units of formula I wherein each R1 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —CH3 group; and (b) >10 to 40 wt % of structural units of formula II wherein each R2 is independently selected from a —C2-3 alkyl group and wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20210198599
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder selected from the group consisting of carbonate, bicarbonate, citrate, silicate and mixtures thereof; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer comprising: (a) 5 to 75 wt % of structural units of itaconic acid; (b) 10 to 85 wt % of structural units having formula I wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —C(O)CH3 group; and (c) 10 to 65 wt % of structural units of (meth)acrylic acid; wherein the dispersant polymer has a lactone end group and wherein the dispersant polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,500 to 6,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Anurima Singh, Scott Backer, Wei Gao, Steven G. Arturo, Ivan A. Konstantinov, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20210179973
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder; a phosphonate; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer, comprising: 10 to 65 wt % of structural units of formula I wherein each R1 and R2 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a C1-3 alkyl group; 10 to 80 wt % of structural units of formula II wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —C(O)CH3 group; and 10 to 65 wt % of structural units of formula III wherein each R4 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —CH3 group; and wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is a C1-3 alkyl group in at least 1 mol % of the structural units of formula I in the dispersant polymer; wherein the dispersant polymer has a lactone end group and wherein the dispersant polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,500 to 6,000 Daltons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Randara Pulukkody, Severine Ferrieux
  • Patent number: 11015147
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder selected from the group consisting of carbonate, bicarbonate, citrate, silicate and mixtures thereof; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer comprising: (a) 5 to 75 wt % of structural units of itaconic acid; (b) 10 to 85 wt % of structural units having formula I wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —C(O)CH3 group; and (c) 10 to 65 wt % of structural units of (meth)acrylic acid; wherein the dispersant polymer has a lactone end group and wherein the dispersant polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,500 to 6,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Anurima Singh, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20210147596
    Abstract: A composition contains ethylenically unsaturated quaternary ammonium cations with acetate counterions, where each of the ethylenically unsaturated ammonium cations contain only one non-aromatic carbon-carbon double bond and the composition contains less than one mole-percent chloride relative to quaternary ammonium cations can be polymerized to form a cationic polymer acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20210102033
    Abstract: A free standing dispersant film is provided, including: a partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl acetate; a poly(ethylene oxide); a polyalkylene glycol; a plasticizer; a dispersant polymer; optionally, a poly(isobutylene-co-maleic anhydride) copolymer, wherein the poly(isobutylene-co-maleic anhydride) copolymer is at least partially neutralized; and optionally, an optional additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Randara Pulukkody, Scott Backer, Afua Sarpong Karikari, Michael C. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20210009923
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning formulation is provided including a water; an essential oil, wherein the essential oil is selected from the group consisting of lavender oil, rosemary oil, thyme oil and mixtures thereof; a derivative of castor oil having a formula selected from formula I and formula II; an ethoxylated phenol having formula III; and a cleaning surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel S. Miller, Andrea C. Keenan, Scott Backer, Edward D. Daugs, Christopher J. Tucker, Robert Butterick
  • Patent number: 10865263
    Abstract: A method for solution polymerization. The method comprises polymerizing in a solvent a monomer mixture comprising: (a) 5 to 95 wt % of a C3-C5 ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid; and (b) 5 to 95 wt % of vinyl acetate; wherein the solvent comprises 51 to 88 wt % isopropanol and 12 to 49 wt % water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Randara Pulukkody, Mahesh R. Sawant, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10781399
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: (a) 0.5 to 8 wt % of a polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 5 to 75 wt % itaconic acid, (ii) 10 to 60 wt % of vinyl acetate; and (iii) 10 to 50 wt % (meth)acrylic acid; and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (b) 2 to 50 wt % of an aminocarboxylate builder; (c) 1 to 10 wt % of a nonionic surfactant; (d) 20 to 75 wt % of carbonate, citrate, silicate or a combination thereof; and (e) 5 to 25 wt % of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Marianne P. Creamer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10774291
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a dispersant polymer; a builder; and a surfactant, wherein the surfactant is a fatty alcohol alkoxylate of formula I: wherein R1 is a linear or branched, saturated C8-24 alkyl group; R2 is a linear saturated C2-8 alkyl group; m has an average value of 22 to 42; n has an average value of 4 to 12; wherein m+n is an average value of 26 to 54; wherein the fatty alcohol alkoxylate has an average ethyleneoxy unit concentration per molecule, X, of >45 wt %; and, wherein the fatty alcohol alkoxylate has a ratio, Z, equal to X divided by n, wherein the ratio, Z, is <9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sara B. Klamo, Edward D. Daugs, Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20200248104
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder selected from the group consisting of carbonate, bicarbonate, citrate, silicate and mixtures thereof; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer comprising: (a) 5 to 75 wt % of structural units of itaconic acid; (b) 10 to 85 wt % of structural units having formula I wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —C(O)CH3 group; and (c) 10 to 65 wt % of structural units of (meth)acrylic acid; wherein the dispersant polymer has a lactone end group and wherein the dispersant polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,500 to 6,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Anurima Singh, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20200224127
    Abstract: A detergent formulation comprises 0.5 to 10 weight-percent mixed-charge polymer and one to 10 weight-percent nonionic surfactant, where weight-percent is relative to total detergent formulation weight, and wherein the mixed-charge polymer comprises quaternary ammonium groups and carboxylate groups extending as pendant side groups from the polymer backbone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20200216592
    Abstract: A composition contains ethylenically unsaturated quaternary ammonium cations with ethylenically unsaturated carboxylate anion counterions and less than one mole-percent chloride relative to quaternary ammonium cations. Polymerization of the composition yields a mixed-charge polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20200216593
    Abstract: A composition contains ethylenically unsaturated quaternary ammonium cations with acetate counterions, where each of the ethylenically unsaturated ammonium cations contain only one non-aromatic carbon-carbon double bond and the composition contains less than one mole-percent chloride relative to quaternary ammonium cations can be polymerized to form a cationic polymer acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20200207896
    Abstract: A composition contains a mixed-charge polymer comprising independent pendant quaternary ammonium functionalities and pendant carboxylate functionalities extending from the polymer backbone, wherein the composition comprises less than one weight-percent chloride relative to composition weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10696925
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a dispersant polymer blend, comprising: an acrylic acid homopolymer; and a copolymer of acrylic acid and a sulfonated monomer; wherein the blend ratio of the acrylic acid homopolymer to the copolymer of 3:1 to 1:3; and a surfactant, wherein the surfactant is a fatty alcohol alkoxylate of formula I: wherein R1 is a linear or branched, saturated C8-24 alkyl group; R2 is a linear saturated C2-8 alkyl group; m has an average value of 22 to 42; n has an average value of 4 to 12; wherein m+n is an average value of 26 to 54; wherein the fatty alcohol alkoxylate has an average ethyleneoxy unit concentration per molecule, X, of >45 wt %; and, wherein the fatty alcohol alkoxylate has a ratio, Z, equal to X divided by n, wherein the ratio, Z, is <9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sara B. Klamo, Edward D. Daugs, Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10683469
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising 2.5 to 8 wt % of a first polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 55 to 85 wt % of a C3-C6 monoethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid, (ii) 2 to 30 wt % of a C3-C6 monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid and (iii) 2 to 15 wt % of a C5-C12 monoethylenically unsaturated tertiary amine; and having Mw from 2,000 to 100,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20200157263
    Abstract: A method for solution polymerization. The method comprises polymerizing in a solvent a monomer mixture comprising: (a) 5 to 95 wt % of a C3-C5 ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid; and (b) 5 to 95 wt % of vinyl acetate; wherein the solvent comprises 51 to 88 wt % isopropanol and 12 to 49 wt % water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Randara Pulukkody, Mahesh R. Sawant, Eric P. Wasserman