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).

  • Publication number: 20220403296
    Abstract: A method of washing glassware is provided including: providing automatic dishwashing apparatus; providing soiled glassware; placing soiled glassware in automatic dishwashing apparatus; providing wash water; providing rinse water; selecting anhydrous mixed powder or mixed granule comprising: 2.5-5 wt % of oxidized maltodextrin, wherein oxidized maltodextrin has Degree of Oxidation of 0.4-1.7; 10-25 wt % of amino acid based builder; 20-75 wt % of additional builder, wherein additional builder includes at least one of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate and sodium percarbonate; 2.5-7.5 wt % of bleach activator; 0.5-10 wt % of nonionic surfactant; 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Robin P. Ziebarth, Matthew E. Belowich, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Yiyong He
  • Patent number: 11441104
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies, Rohm and Haas
    Inventors: Daniel S. Miller, Andrea C. Keenan, Scott Backer, Edward D. Daugs, Christopher J. Tucker, Robert Butterick
  • Patent number: 11441002
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Randara Pulukkody, Scott Backer, Afua Sarpong Karikari, Michael C. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20220195344
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder; a phosphonate; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer, comprising: (a) 50 to 95 wt %, based on weight of the dispersant polymer, of structural units of a monoethylenically unsaturated monocarboxylic acid monomer; and (b) 5 to 50 wt %, based on weight of the dispersant polymer, of structural units of a sulfate bearing ethylenically unsaturated monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Marianne Creamer, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman, Ashutosh Umarvadia, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, James Pawlow
  • Patent number: 11292991
    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: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Anurima Singh, Scott Backer, Wei Gao, Steven G. Arturo, Ivan A. Konstantinov, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 11230616
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20210363468
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder; a phosphonate; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer comprising: 60 to 98 wt % of structural units of formula I wherein each R1 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —CH3 group; and 2 to 40 wt % of structural units of formula II wherein each R2 is independently selected from a —C1-4 alkyl group and wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Ashutosh Umarvadia, Eric Wasserman, Severine Ferrieux
  • Patent number: 11162054
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Randara Pulukkody, Severine Ferrieux
  • Publication number: 20210324304
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing composition is provided including a builder; a phosphonate; a nonionic surfactant; and a dispersant polymer, comprising: structural units of formula I wherein each R1 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —C(O)CH3 group; and structural units of formula II wherein each R2 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —CH3 group; and wherein the automatic dishwashing composition contains ?0.1 wt % of dispersant polymer having a lactone end group and wherein the dispersant polymer has a weight average molecular weight of 1,500 to 10,000 Daltons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Marianne Creamer, Randara Pulukkody, Severine Ferrieux
  • Publication number: 20210309945
    Abstract: A plastic cleaning method for 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 98 wt % of structural units of formula I wherein each R1 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a —CH3 group; and (b) 2 to 40 wt % of structural units of formula II wherein each R2 is independently selected from an alkyl group with at least 4 carbon atoms and wherein each R3 is independently selected from a hydrogen and a methyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • 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