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: 9650591
    Abstract: Described are automatic dishwashing detergents, comprising a builder, a surfactant, and a polymer comprising units derived from at least one carboxylic acid monomer or its salt, at least one allyl glycidyl ether (AGE) and iminodiacetic acid (IDA), said polymer having Formula I: (Formula I) wherein m; n; R, R1, R2, and X are as defined herein. In some embodiments, an AGE and iminodiacetic acid (IDA) are first reacted to produce an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylic acid monomer, which is then polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce the polymer having Formula I. Alternatively, an AGE is polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce a polymer, which is then reacted to graft IDA thereon to form the polymer having Formula I.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Severine Ferrieux, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20160244619
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Scott BACKER, Afia S. KARIKARI, Paul MERCANDO
  • Publication number: 20160244701
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Scott BACKER, Afia S. KARIKARI, Paul MERCANDO
  • Publication number: 20160208197
    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: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Paul Mercando
  • Publication number: 20160201012
    Abstract: Described are automatic dishwashing detergents, comprising a builder, a surfactant, and a polymer comprising units derived from at least one carboxylic acid monomer or its salt, at least one allyl glycidyl ether (AGE) and iminodiacetic acid (IDA), said polymer having Formula I: (Formula I) wherein m; n; R, R1, R2, and X are as defined herein. In some embodiments, an AGE and iminodiacetic acid (IDA) are first reacted to produce an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylic acid monomer, which is then polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce the polymer having Formula I. Alternatively, an AGE is polymerized with at least one carboxylic acid monomer to produce a polymer, which is then reacted to graft IDA thereon to form the polymer having Formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Severine Ferrieux, Scott Backer, Paul Mercando, Eric P. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9376373
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymerizable monomers having chelating functionality and processes to make them. In particular, the novel monomers are ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylates and are prepared by reacting ethylenediamine triacetic acid or its salt with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer. The ethyleneically unsaturated monomer may be a polymerizable vinyl monomer selected from (o-, p-, m-)DVBMO, allyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Patent number: 9346899
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymers having chelating functionality and comprising units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylate monomer which comprises units derived from ethylenediamine triacetic acid or its salt and a polymerizable vinyl monomer. The polymerizable vinyl monomer may be selected from (0-, m-, p-)DVBMO, allyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl (meth)acrylate. The polymer may also comprise units derived from one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Publication number: 20150376116
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymerizable monomers having chelating functionality and processes to make them. In particular, the novel monomers are ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylates and are prepared by reacting ethylenediamine triacetic acid or its salt with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer. The ethyleneically unsaturated monomer may be a polymerizable vinyl monomer selected from (o-, p-, m-)DVBMO, allyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Publication number: 20150031846
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymers having chelating functionality and comprising units derived from a vinyl aminocarboxylate monomer which comprises units derived from iminodiecetic acid, iminodisuccinic acid, or a salt thereof, and a vinyl epoxy benzene monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Publication number: 20140336410
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymerizable monomers having chelating functionality and processes to make them. In particular, the novel monomers are vinyl aminocarboxylates and are prepared by reacting iminodiacetic acid, iminodisuccinic acid, or a salt thereof and a vinyl epoxy benzene monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Publication number: 20140303397
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymerizable monomers having chelating functionality and processes to make them. In particular, the novel monomers are ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylates and are prepared by reacting ethylenediamine triacetic acid or its salt with an ethylenically unsaturated monomer. The ethyleneically unsaturated monomer may be a polymerizable vinyl monomer selected from (o-, p-, m-)DVBMO, allyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie
  • Publication number: 20140303337
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel polymers having chelating functionality and comprising units derived from an ethylenically unsaturated aminocarboxylate monomer which comprises units derived from ethylenediamine triacetic acid or its salt and a polymerizable vinyl monomer. The polymerizable vinyl monomer may be selected from (0-, m-, p-)DVBMO, allyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl (meth)acrylate. The polymer may also comprise units derived from one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Backer, Allen Bulick, Joseph Manna, Cynthia Rand, Jia Xie