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: 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
  • Patent number: 10597611
    Abstract: A liquid detergent comprising: (a) from 30 to 80 wt % water; (b) from 5 to 50 wt % surfactants; and (c) from 0.5 to 10 wt % of an acrylic polymer comprising from 20 to 50 wt % polymerized units of (meth)acrylic acid and from 50 to 80 wt % polymerized units of a monomer of structure H2C?C(R)CO2(CH2CH2O)n(CH(R?)CH2O)mR?; wherein R is H or CH3, R? is C1-C2 alkyl; R? is C8-C22 alkyl or C8-C16 alkylphenyl; n is an average number from 6-30 and m is an average number from 0-10, provided that n?m and m+n is 6-30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Anne Oberlin, Asghar A. Peera, Scott Backer, Matthew J. Jansma
  • Publication number: 20200017803
    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: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Sara B. Klamo, Edward D. Daugs, Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20190330425
    Abstract: A method for producing a blend of at least one first polymer and at least one second polymer. The first polymer comprises: (a) polymerized units of 22 to 80 wt % of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers, and (b) polymerized units of 20 to 78 wt % of one or more C1-C12 alkyl (meth)acrylate monomers, and has a weight-average molecular weight from 20,000 to 100,000; and the second polymer comprises polymerized units of 50 to 100 wt % of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers and has a weight-average molecular weight from 1,000 to 45,000. The first polymer comprises from 1 to 50 wt % of total weight of the first and second polymers. At least one first polymer at a pH from 3 to 4 with at least one second polymer at a pH from 2 to 4 are combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Robert Butterick, III, Roy Roberts
  • Publication number: 20190309239
    Abstract: A liquid detergent comprising: (a) from 30 to 80 wt % water; (b) from 5 to 50 wt % surfactants; and (c) from 0.5 to 10 wt % of an acrylic polymer comprising from 20 to 50 wt % polymerized units of (meth)acrylic acid and from 50 to 80 wt % polymerized units of a monomer of structure H2C?C(R)CO2(CH2CH2O)n(CH(R?)CH2O)mR?; wherein R is H or CH3, R? is C1-C2 alkyl; R? is C8-C22 alkyl or C8-C16 alkylphenyl; n is an average number from 6-30 and m is an average number from 0-10, provided that n?m and m+n is 6-30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Anne Oberlin, Asghar A. Peera, Scott Backer, Matthew J. Jansma
  • Publication number: 20190292491
    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: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Marianne P. Creamer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10400114
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene (meth)acrylic acid copolymer and an anti-fouling agent is provided. The composition selectively disintegrates in media of different ionic strengths. Also provided is a method of preventing fouling using the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Afia S. Karikari, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 10392585
    Abstract: Provided is a detergent composition and method for reducing filming and spotting in automatic dishwashing systems. The composition comprises: aspartic acid diacetic acid or salt thereof; a dispersant polymer comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer with a Mw from 2000 to 100,000; a builder; and a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 10392503
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer blend in granular form and a process for making the blend. The blend is suitable for use as an additive in a variety of applications, such as in detergent formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Eric P. Wasserman, Severine Ferrieux
  • Publication number: 20190218477
    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: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicants: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Sara B. Klamo, Edward D. Daugs, Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10253280
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: (a) 0.5 to 10 wt % of a polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 65 to 75 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 15 to 25 wt % of a monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid and (iii) 7 to 13 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (b) 15 to 50 wt % carbonate, (c) 0 to 50 wt % citrate and (d) 10 to 40 wt % of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Rohn and Haas Company, Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 10144906
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: (a) 0.5 to 8 wt % of a first polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 60 to 82 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 10 to 30 wt % of a monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid and (iii) 8 to 25 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (b) 0.5 to 8 wt % of a second polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 60 to 95 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 5 to 40 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (c) 15 to 50 wt % carbonate, (d) 5 to 50 wt % citrate and (e) 10 to 30 wt % of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20180291313
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicants: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20180291193
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer blend in granular form and a process for making the blend. The blend is suitable for use as an additive in a variety of applications, such as in detergent formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Eric P. Wasserman, Severne Ferrieux
  • Publication number: 20180265814
    Abstract: Provided is a detergent composition and method for reducing filming and spotting in automatic dishwashing systems. The composition comprises: aspartic acid diacetic acid or salt thereof; a dispersant polymer comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer with a Mw from 2000 to 100,000; a builder; and a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 10047329
    Abstract: A composition comprising an ethylene (mem)acrylic acid copolymer and a crosslinking agent is provided. The composition is able to form a film composition, which selectively disintegrates in media with high water content, depending on the ionic strength of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Afia S. Karikari, Paul Mercando
  • Patent number: 9896647
    Abstract: Described are automatic dishwashing detergents, comprising a builder, a surfactant, a polymer having sulfonic acid moieties, and a polymer having chelating moieties, wherein the polymer having chelating moieties comprises units derived from at least one carboxylic acid monomer, their salts or esters, an aminocarboxylate selected from iminodiacetic acid (IDA) and ethylenediamine triacetic acid (ED3A), and at least one glycidyl monomer selected from AGE, GA, GMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20180002640
    Abstract: Provided are compositions useful for cleaning, such as warewashing. The compositions comprise (a) a polymer comprising polymerized units of (i) an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer or salt thereof, (ii) an ethylenically unsaturated sulfonic acid monomer or salt thereof, and optionally (iii) one or more further monomers or salt thereof, the polymer having a Mw from 2000 to 100,000; (b) a water soluble silicate; (c) an alkaline source; and (d) optionally a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jan E. Shulman, John Hayes, Scott Backer
  • Publication number: 20170298299
    Abstract: A phosphorus-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising: (a) 0.5 to 10 wt % of a polymer comprising polymerized units of: (i) 65 to 75 wt % (meth)acrylic acid, (ii) 15 to 25 wt % of a monoethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid and (iii) 7 to 13 wt % 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid (AMPS); and having Mw from 5,000 to 100,000; (b) 15 to 50 wt % carbonate, (c) 0 to 50 wt % citrate and (d) 10 to 40 wt % of a bleaching agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Severine Ferrieux, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman