Oils, Grease, Tar, Or Wax Removal, By Dissolving Patents (Class 134/40)
  • Patent number: 10589995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for generating oxygen, comprising providing at least one oxygen source, providing at least one ionic liquid, the ionic liquid comprising a cation and an anion, wherein the oxygen source is a hydrogen peroxide adduct compound which is at least partially soluble in the ionic liquid, the ionic liquid is in the liquid state at least in a temperature range from ?10° C. to +50° C., and the anion is selected from metallate anions, and contacting the oxygen source and the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Aviation Gilching GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Kuehn, Florian J. Groche, Christoph Kallfass
  • Patent number: 10556140
    Abstract: This invention relates to azeotrope-like compositions, methods and systems having utility in numerous applications, and in particular, uses for azeotrope-like compositions comprising effective amounts of the compound cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (Z-HF0-1336mzzm), which has the following structure: and another material selected from the group consisting of water, fluoroketones, alcohols, hydrochlorofluoroolefins, and combinations of two or more thereof. These compositions may be used in a wide variety of applications such as, blowing agents, refrigerants, heating agents, power cycle agents, cleaning agents, aerosol propellants, sterilization agents, lubricants, flavor and fragrance extractants, flammability reducing agents, and flame suppression agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Rajiv Ratna Singh, Martin R. Paonessa, Martin Cheney, Hang T. Pham, Mary Bogdan, Cliff Gittere
  • Patent number: 10487288
    Abstract: A lubricant additive concentrate containing 30 to 80 mass % oil of lubricating viscosity and from 20 to 70 mass % of additive; wherein from 30 to 90 mass % of the additive is (i) hybrid overbased colloidal detergent derived from sulfonate surfactant and hydroxybenzoate surfactant; and (ii) polyalkenyl succinimide dispersant derived from a polyalkene having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of from 1300 to 2500 daltons, and wherein the mass ratio of polyalkenyl succinimide dispersant (ii) to hybrid overbased colloidal detergent (i) in the lubricant additive is from 25:1 to 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Skinner, Daniel Whyte, Peter D. Watts, Jacob Emert
  • Patent number: 10446389
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for removing lanthanoid-containing solids and/or species from the surface of a microelectronic device or microelectronic device fabrication hardware. Preferably, the lanthanoid-containing solids and/or species comprise cerium. The composition is preferably substantially devoid of fluoride ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Emanuel I. Cooper, Jeffery A. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10434607
    Abstract: A method of immobilizing a contaminant within a component includes identifying the contaminant. The component is thermally processed via a specific thermal cycle related to the contaminant. The specific thermal cycle is performed within an inert environment relative to a substrate. The specific thermal cycle is configured to effect a controlled evaporation of volatiles of the contaminant and a controlled coking of remaining contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Brian K. Holland, William Bogue, Jeffrey Denton
  • Patent number: 10385256
    Abstract: Compounds of biodegradable surfactants useful for optimizing the separation of impurities typical of hydrocarbons, and designed to intervene and stabilize the molecular structure of crude oil, with no significant alterations of the crude's intrinsic composition are disclosed. The biodegradable surfactants compounds coexist with a non-ionic surfactant and an organic mix in emulsion form with the purpose of isolating crude from the pipeline, reduce friction to improve crude flow and to enter the crude macromolecule to modify the hydrocarbon chain to reduce its density and thus its viscosity; including compounds of biodegradable surfactants that comprise sodium hydroxide 1N, potassium chloride, sulphonic acid, dodecanoic acid, nonylphenol, terpene-1 and water, preferably hard water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS (ENDEVPRO) LIMITED
    Inventors: Rixio Egardo Reyes Lopez, Osmerio Enrique Labarca Finol
  • Patent number: 10316230
    Abstract: A composition includes: (a) at least one neutralizing agent; (b) at least one absorbent agent; and (c) at least one texturing mixture in the form of a mixture including silica gel and an amphoteric texturing agent of which the two pKa (pKa1 and pKa2, pKa1 being less than pKa2) fulfill the following conditions: pKa1>2, pKa2<12, and <(pKa1+pKa2)/2<10. The composition is useful for removal of pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PREVOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Mathilde Neel, Laurence Mathieu, Joel Blomet, Marie-Claude Meyer
  • Patent number: 10308897
    Abstract: Anti-microbial compositions for cleaning and sanitizing skin are disclosed. The anti-microbial compositions preferably comprises at least one quaternary ammonium chloride active and results in low irritation cleansing and sanitizing products that allow more frequent application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Argo, Varsha Shah, Molly Ryan Callahan
  • Patent number: 10131093
    Abstract: A method for producing, by welding, a joint between a thermoplastic matrix composite material and an elastomeric material. The elastomeric material is functionalized by incorporating, onto the surface of the elastomer, a nonwoven fabric consisting of fibers of thermoplastic material. The functionalized surface of the elastomeric material is welded to the thermoplastic material of the composite. The functionalization of the elastomeric material is performed during the vulcanization of the raw elastomer. The vulcanization is performed under a sufficient pressure for the nonwoven fabric placed on the surface of the raw elastomer to become incorporated with same, at least at the surface, during the vulcanization process. The welding operation includes interposing a metal fabric coated with thermoplastic material between the surfaces of the elastomer and the composite that are welded to each other, and passing an electric current through same, resulting in the surface melting of the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventor: Audrey Menochet
  • Patent number: 10118342
    Abstract: A method for producing, by welding, a joint between a thermoplastic matrix composite material and an elastomeric material. The elastomeric material is functionalized by forming a thin layer of elastomeric material incorporating particles of thermoplastic material and melting the thin layer onto the surface of the elastomeric material during the pressure-vulcanization of the elastomer. The functionalized surface of the elastomeric material is welded to the thermoplastic material of the composite. The welding operation includes interposing a metal fabric coated with thermoplastic material between the surfaces of the elastomer and the composite that are welded to each other, and passing an electric current through same, resulting in the surface melting of the two materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARIANEGROUP SAS
    Inventors: Audrey Menochet, Christophe Colin
  • Patent number: 10047209
    Abstract: Process of decolorizing dyed thermoplastics are provided that includes intermixing a dyed thermoplastic with a decolorization agent solution at a temperature that maintains the crystalline structure of the thermoplastic. The processes for the first time are capable of removing substantial portions of dye from the thermoplastic providing a material that is suitable for recycling processes and use in subsequent recycled articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RADCO INFUSION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Yorde, Rick Anderson
  • Patent number: 9926516
    Abstract: Certain alkyl mono-alcohols provide low temperature stability benefits to isotropic liquid detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol, Frederik Clara P Vandenberghe
  • Patent number: 9850419
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for the transportation and delivery of set-delayed cement compositions to a well site. A method of cementing may comprise preparing a set-delayed cement composition. The method further may comprise storing the set-delayed cement composition. The method further may comprise transporting the set-delayed cement composition to a well site in a containment vessel. The method further may comprise discharging the set-delayed cement composition from the containment vessel and into a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Horton Colby Ballew, Ronnie Glen Morgan, Paul Alan Brown
  • Patent number: 9803110
    Abstract: The method includes applying a fluorinated fluid to at least one of a surface of an object or an adhesive surface on an adhesive article, positioning the adhesive surface to face the surface of the object such that the fluorinated fluid is between the surface of the object and the adhesive surface; and removing at least some of the fluorinated fluid to permit bonding between the surface of the object and the adhesive surface. The fluorinated fluid generally facilitates the repositioning of the adhesive surface on the surface of the object before removing the fluorinated fluid. A kit comprising an adhesive article and a container including a fluorinated fluid is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lee, Nicolas P. LaBelle
  • Patent number: 9725681
    Abstract: An aqueous formulation includes a) one or more proteolytic enzymes, b) one or more anionic surfactants, c) one or more non-ionic surfactants, d) one or more corrosion inhibitors, e) one or more multivalent aliphatic alcohols, f) one or more complexing agents, and g) one or more of para-hydroxybenzoic acid and esters thereof. The pH value of the formulation is in the range of from 9. to 12.5. The formulation is used in the mechanical cleaning of hard surfaces, in particular of medical instruments, and is preferably silicate free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: L'AIR LIQUIDE SOCIETE ANONYME POUR L'ETUDE ET L'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    Inventors: Mike Peters, Judith Heidel, Katrin Steinhauer, Dana Kunde
  • Patent number: 9643221
    Abstract: There is provided an ultrasonic cleaning method capable of reliably cleaning to remove adhesive components even when the adhesive components adhere to a rigid substrate. The ultrasonic cleaning method comprises performing the following steps (1) to (5), in this order: (1) a step of immersing a rigid substrate having an adhesive adhering to a surface thereof in an aromatic alcohol-based cleaning liquid at 25 to 60° C.; (2) a step of cleaning off the adhesive on the rigid substrate by ultrasonic oscillation while keeping the state where the rigid substrate is immersed in the step (1); (3) a step of subsequently immersing the rigid substrate in a glycol ether-based cleaning liquid at 25 to 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukio Eda, Toshiyuki Ibayashi, Hiroyuki Kurimura
  • Patent number: 9617645
    Abstract: An anti-corrosion and water-repellent substance configured for application to surfaces of materials to prevent corrosion and otherwise protect those materials. The substance consists of 1-bromopropane, nitromethane, ethyloxirane, and highly refined paraffin wax. In a preferred embodiment of a method of treating materials, the anti-corrosion and water-repellent substance is sprayed on a surface. In other embodiments, the substance may be applied with a brush or roller. In yet another embodiment, the substance may be applied by immersing the items being treated for optimal coverage of their exposed surfaces. The substance adheres to various materials and protects them by repelling water, acids, salt brines, and other substances and elements, including corrosives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Philip Rivas, Jose de Bivar-Branco
  • Patent number: 9617481
    Abstract: Compositions of biodegradable surfactants useful for optimizing the separation of impurities typical of hydrocarbons, and designed to intervene and stabilize the molecular structure of crude oil, with no significant alterations of the crude's intrinsic composition are disclosed. The biodegradable surfactants compositions coexist with a non-ionic surfactant and an organic mix in emulsion form with the purpose of isolating crude from the pipeline, reduce friction to improve crude flow and to enter the crude macromolecule to modify the hydrocarbon chain to reduce its density and thus its viscosity; including compositions of biodegradable surfactants that comprise sodium hydroxide 1N, potassium chloride, sulphonic acid, dodecanoic acid, nonylphenol, terpene-1 and water, preferably hard water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTS (ENDEVPRO), LTD.
    Inventors: Osmerio Enrique Labarca Finol, Rixio Egardo Reyes Lopez
  • Patent number: 9427785
    Abstract: A method of remediation at a remediation site having one or more undesirable conditions in which one or more soil characteristics, preferably soil pH and/or elemental concentrations, are measured at a remediation site. A trace element humate surfactant composition is prepared comprising a humate solution, element solution and at least one surfactant. The prepared trace element humate surfactant composition is then dispensed onto the remediation site whereby the trace element humate surfactant composition will reduce the amount of undesirable compounds by promoting growth of native species activity. By promoting native species activity, remediation occurs quickly and environmental impact is minimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: Catherine Lynn Riddle, Steven Cheney Taylor, Debra Fox Bruhn
  • Patent number: 9328316
    Abstract: Compositions having a mixture of functional perfume components are provided. In one embodiment, the functional perfume components comprise iso-nonyl acetate, dihydro myrcenol, linalool, and benzyl acetate. In one embodiment, the functional perfume component may be present in an amount from about 75% to about 100%, by weight of said mixture, wherein said composition is substantially free of a VOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Louis Diersing, Rhonda Jean Jackson, George Kavin Morgan, III, Jason John Olchovy
  • Patent number: 9303207
    Abstract: Monocrystalline semiconductor substrates are textured with alkaline solutions to form pyramid structures on their surfaces to reduce incident light reflectance and improve light absorption of the wafers. The alkaline baths include hydantoin compounds and derivatives thereof in combination with alkoxylated glycols to inhibit the formation of flat areas between pyramid structures to improve the light absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Michael P. Toben, Robert K. Barr, Corey O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9051504
    Abstract: A water-based polymer drilling fluid, containing effective quantities of surfactants having HLB numbers equal to or greater than approximately 7, emulsifies oil and bitumen contained in oil sand cuttings, resulting in the oil and bitumen being dispersed into the mud as an emulsion. This eliminates or significantly reduces the ability of the oil, bitumen, and cuttings to clog the well or stick to drill string components when drilling a well through oil-bearing sands, particularly sands containing highly viscous oil or bitumen. The emulsification process separates the sand particles from the oil and bitumen, such that the sand particles can be removed when the mud is run through a conventional shale shaker or other suitable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MARQUIS ALLIANCE ENERGY GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Jay Brockhoff, An-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9023779
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition is provided for consumer use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorus containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, a phosphinosuccinic acid oligomer or mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 9011611
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning tank in which an object to be cleaned having oil is immersed, a cleaning water supply device that supplies cleaning water from a lower side of the cleaning tank to the inner portion thereof, a recovery device in which an upper end opening is provided at a position that is lower than a liquid surface of the cleaning water supplied to the cleaning tank, and that recovers the cleaning water overflowed due to the cleaning water supplied to the cleaning tank through the cleaning water supply device and the oil floating on the liquid surface of the cleaning water from the opening, and a contact member that is disposed so that an edge of the liquid surface of the cleaning water contacts therewith, and in which the portion contacting the edge of the liquid surface of the cleaning water is formed of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kanbe, Yousuke Iwamaru
  • Patent number: 8980011
    Abstract: A method of cleaning residue from a surface includes providing a disposable cellulosic wiper including a percentage by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers. The pulp-derived papermaking fibers have a characteristic scattering coefficient of less than 50 m2/kg. The wiper also includes a percentage by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers having a number average diameter of less than about 2 microns, and a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml. The microfibers are selected and present in amounts such that the wiper exhibits a scattering coefficient of greater than 50 m2/kg. The wiper is applied, with a predetermined amount of pressure, to a residue-bearing surface, and the surface is wiped, while applying the predetermined amount of pressure, to remove residue from the surface, such that the surface has less than 1 g/m2 of residue after being wiped under the predetermined amount of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Joseph H. Miller
  • Patent number: 8968480
    Abstract: Unprocessed, processed or refined hydrocarbon liquids as well as processed vegetable derived oil contaminants may be sequestered from a contaminated surface by applying onto the surface a blend comprising crumb rubber and hydrated magnesium silicate. The contaminated surface may be a solid surface (such as one composed of concrete, cement or asphalt) as well as an aqueous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oil Spill Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Fred Wulf, Phillip D. Calvert
  • Patent number: 8969279
    Abstract: This invention relates to solvent systems useful for foam nozzle cleaning, which solvent systems are formed by combining at least a brominated compound, an alcohol and a stabilizer in amounts such that the solvent system has no flash point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Albemarle Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Miwa
  • Patent number: 8961702
    Abstract: A method and system for cleaning a secure instrument, such as a banknote, including a substrate, visual data and a security feature, including exposing the secure instrument to a supercritical fluid at a temperature and a pressure and for a duration sufficient to clean the substrate and not compromise the security feature and the visual data, wherein to clean the substrate includes to remove one or more substances from the substrate into the supercritical fluid. The substances removed from the substrate may include contaminants, dirt, sebum and pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation.
    Inventor: Nabil M. Lawandy
  • Patent number: 8951952
    Abstract: Water-soluble solvent compositions, including from about 10% to about 60% by weight of an aromatic ester; from about 30% to about 60% by weight of an aliphatic ester; from 0% to about 15% by weight of a co-solvent; from 0% to about 20% of one of a cyclic terpene and a terpenoid; from 0% to about 1% by weight of an odor-masking agent; and from 0% to about 20% by weight of a nonionic surfactant, for removing petroleum residue from a substrate, and methods of use thereof. The composition can further comprise water. The composition also can comprise an aqueous solution. The method for removing petroleum residue from a substrate can further comprise recycling the solvent composition by using a countercurrent separation column charged with compressed ammonia and/or carbon dioxide and a spinning band distillation column to separate the solvent composition from the petroleum residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nael Naguib Zaki, Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Patent number: 8951358
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to cleaning methods and solvent cleaning compositions including at least one hydrofluoro-olefin or hydrochlorofluoro-olefin solvent for use in connection with cleaning of metal parts, and in certain preferred embodiments cleaning metal parts to be used in an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Kane D. Cook
  • Patent number: 8932409
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cleaning a stack of secure instruments is disclosed. Each secure instrument includes a substrate, visual data and a security feature. The method and apparatus include exposing the stack to a supercritical fluid at a temperature and a pressure and for a duration sufficient to clean each secure instrument and not compromise each security feature and each visual data, and maintaining a securing mechanism on the stack during exposure of the stack to the supercritical fluid such that cleaning each secure instrument includes one or more substances from each secure instrument into the supercritical fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Nabil Lawandy
  • Patent number: 8911562
    Abstract: The present invention is improved cleaning method using a composition having at least one ketone for cleaning organic residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Marco T. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 8888922
    Abstract: A drain cleaner may be used on a periodic basis to clean soil residues from residential and commercial waste drains. The drain cleaner may chemically self-foam to fill a waste drain with the foam. For example, the drain cleaner may be provided in two or more parts that are physically intermixed during use of the drain cleaner. One part may include hydrogen peroxide and water while another part may include a catalase, an amylase, a protease, and an enzyme stabilizer. The drain cleaner may also include a surfactant present in at least one of the first part and the second part. Additionally, in some examples, the drain cleaner includes a sanitizing agent present in either of the two parts or in yet a third physically separate part. During use, the different drain cleaner parts can be dispensed simultaneously into a drain to generate a cleaning and/or sanitizing foam in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Ortmann, Anthony Erickson, Thomas R. Mohs
  • Patent number: 8876979
    Abstract: A recyclable article having an external surface with an image printed thereon by droplets of ink is provided. The droplets of ink comprise a composition that includes a hydrophilic component. In embodiments, the hydrophilic component can facilitate the separation or loosening of the image from the external surface of the container when the image is exposed to a liquid-based solution at an elevated temperature. Methods for facilitating recycling of recyclable articles having printed images are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Uptergrove, Brent Mrozinski
  • Patent number: 8877087
    Abstract: Nonflammable compositions comprising fluorinated compounds selected from the group consisting of hydrofluoroalkanes, hydrofluoroalkenes, partially or perfluorinated aromatic compounds, hydrofluoroethers, and fluoroketones; 1,2-dichloroethylene, especially trans-1,2-dichloroethylene; and a stabilizer. These non-flammable compositions which preferably contain 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane, can be used especially as solvents for cleaning and defluxing electronic components and for degreasing metals. The compositions further may comprise a propellant, e.g. 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane. These compositions are especially suitable as flushing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay Fluor GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Marhold, Helge Rau, Karsten Borner, Christoph Meurer
  • Patent number: 8871028
    Abstract: Process and system for removing printing in metallic packages used in drinks, food and other applications in general, comprising the removal of ink before the cure thereof, by means of spray with ink remover liquid and non abrasive friction. Preferably, said liquid is an alkaline aqueous solution, which is sprayed onto the package surface simultaneously with the friction thereof with a soft and non abrasive element. In a preferred embodiment, said friction results in the rotation of the package around the longitudinal axis thereof, which is mounted on a rotative support, and the soft non abrasive element in contact with the surface thereof keeps motionless.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Crown Embalagens Metalicas da Amazonia S.A.
    Inventor: Valmir Zacarias De Souza
  • Publication number: 20140311533
    Abstract: The demulsifying cleaning of metallic surfaces which may be contaminated with oil(s) with at least one further nonpolar organic compound, with fat(s), with soap(s), with particulate dirt or with at least one anionic organic compound using an aqueous, alkaline, surfactant-containing bath solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Stella BAUEROCHSE, Carola KOMP, Ralph VAN DEN BERG, Peter CLAUDE, Franz DRESSLER, Joachim GELDNER, Zafer YUKSEL, Eckart SCHONFELDER
  • Patent number: 8858721
    Abstract: A drain cleaner may be used on a periodic basis to clean soil residues from residential and commercial waste drains. The drain cleaner may chemically self-foam to fill a waste drain with the foam. For example, the drain cleaner may be provided in two or more parts that are physically intermixed during use of the drain cleaner. One part may include hydrogen peroxide and water while another part may include a catalase, an amylase, a protease, and an enzyme stabilizer. The drain cleaner may also include a surfactant present in at least one of the first part and the second part. Additionally, in some examples, the drain cleaner includes a sanitizing agent present in either of the two parts or in yet a third physically separate part. During use, the different drain cleaner parts can be dispensed simultaneously into a drain to generate a cleaning and/or sanitizing foam in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan R. Ortmann, Anthony Erickson, Thomas R. Mohs
  • Patent number: 8853598
    Abstract: A bowling ball maintenance device performs a de-oiling process on bowling balls having porous surfaces. The maintenance device may comprise a container sized to store at least one bowling ball within the container and structured to receive the bowling ball. A heating element is structured to warm an internal environment of the container at least to a level at which oil that may have accumulated in the pores of the ball begins to flow out of the pores. Embodiments also include a ball support cup within the container that is structured to contain the oil that has flowed out of the pores of the ball. Depending on the embodiment, the ball support cup may include three or more ball support extensions structured to support the ball in a stationary position over a height of the walls or edges of the ball support cup during operation of the maintenance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Wylie Ott
  • Patent number: 8834635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new degreasing composition comprising at least one levulinic acid ester according to general formula (I) CH3CO(CH2)2COOR1 (I) in which R1 is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic or aromatic, hydrocarbon radical having 2 to 56 carbon atoms, wherein said hydrocarbon radical is optionally hydroxysubstituted. The present invention also relates to a process for degreasing a metal surface comprising the step of contacting said metal surface with the composition of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Institut Univ. de Ciencia Tecnologia, S.A.
    Inventors: Natividad Bayarri Ferrer, Lidia Galià Prats, Carles Estévez Company, Josep Castells Boliart
  • Patent number: 8821645
    Abstract: A method of removing makeup from skin of humans comprising providing a system comprising: multiple, individual conical elements having an at least adsorbing surface; at least some of the individual conical elements each seated in contact with a respective underlying next individual conical element as an upper and a lower pair of individual conical elements; contacting a tip of an uppermost individual conical element with skin adjacent to an area of skin having makeup thereon; moving the tip into contact with makeup; wiping off and at least adsorbing excess makeup onto the tip; and removing the uppermost individual conical element with makeup at least adsorbed thereon from contact with the skin and from seating with the next individual conical element to expose an at least adsorbing surface of the next individual conical element without any makeup being present on the exposed surface of the next individual conical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mari Kay Hentges
  • Patent number: 8821648
    Abstract: Multi-purpose cleaning compositions, in particular multi-purpose aqueous alkaline compositions for cleaning surfaces, and base preparations for this purpose. Such base preparations comprise one or more solvents that are at least partially water-miscible, one or more alkali metal salts of carboxylic acids, and water. Such multi-purpose cleaning compositions comprise at least such base preparation, a surfactant, a basifying agent, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades Ltda
    Inventor: Wagner Lourenco
  • Patent number: 8808464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrophobic and particulate soil removal composition and method for removal of hydrophobic and particulate soil from an article. Stubborn hydrophobic greasy or oily soils, including associated organic particulate soils, such as finely divided elemental carbon, are frequently encountered on hard surfaces including vehicle parts. The composition is selected to provide enhanced soil removal, preferably in vehicle cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia J. Byrne, David J. Falbaum, Jerry D. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 8801866
    Abstract: A non-aqueous solvent composition and method for cleaning and removing oleaginous materials such as hydraulic fluids from reinforced-fiber composites characterized as a cleaning composition free of ozone depletion materials, having a low vapor pressure, a flash point above 140° F., and consists essentially of cyclohexenes, isoparaffinic hydrocarbons, dearomatized hydrocarbons and corrosion inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: El Sayed Arafat, Dane Hanson, Raymond Meilunas
  • Publication number: 20140209128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable overnight degreasing system and a method of use. The invention includes a portable soak tank with a disposable liner bag liner that is placed within the interior of the soak tank. The liner bag is then filled with a cleaning solution and soiled items are lowered into the bag liner upon removable grates. The soiled items remain within the locked soak tank overnight or until grease and carbon falls off of the soiled items. An optional heater and/or pump may be used within the soak tank to increase the speed of degreasing. The soak tank also includes a slanted floor that funnels fluid from the interior of the soak tank into a pipe that connects to a valve on the front wall of the soak tank. Fluid is removed from the system through the valve and then the empty liner bag is disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory Abdul-Ali
  • Patent number: 8778093
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating removal composition comprising at least one weak metal binding agent, a solvent system comprising at least one alcohol or ester, and a corrosion inhibition system. A method of removing a coating from an intentionally colored concrete floor is also disclosed. Utilization of the method results in at least 70% retention of colorant component after stripping a coating from an intentionally colored concrete surface, such as a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Crawford, Carmine Savaglio, Lance D. Brown
  • Patent number: 8778086
    Abstract: A method of cleaning residue from a surface using a disposable cellulosic wiper that includes from about 25% or more by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers. The pulp-derived papermaking fibers have a characteristic scattering coefficient of less than 50 m2/kg. The wiper also has from about 25% to about 75% by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers. The fibers are finer than 14 mesh, have a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml, have a number average diameter of less than about 2 microns, and are present in amounts such that the wiper exhibits a scattering coefficient of greater than 50 m2/kg. The wiper is applied, with a predetermined amount of pressure, to a residue-bearing surface. The surface is wiped with the applied wiper to remove residue from the surface, such that the surface has less than 1 g/m2 of residue after being wiped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Sumnicht, Joseph H. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140190527
    Abstract: An oil filter assembly is disclosed for a machine, such as an internal combustion engine, that has an oil output port and an oil input port. A mounting plate is fixed with an outer enclosure. The mounting plate is further adapted to conduct oil from the machine into a peripheral portion of the outer enclosure, and then returning oil from a central portion of the outer enclosure back to the machine. Oil may pass from the peripheral portion to the central portion through a primary filter having a first porosity. A pressure-actuated valve is fixed fluidly between the portions of the outer enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: 37DEGREE FILTERS, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8770099
    Abstract: The invention relates to a beverage preparation machine comprising an apparatus for frothing or heating milk, which apparatus is connected via a milk suction hose to a milk container, and a cleaning apparatus for cleaning the milk suction hose and the apparatus for frothing or heating milk by means of a flushing fluid. The milk can be sucked from the milk container into the apparatus for frothing or heating milk by means of a vacuum which can be generated in the apparatus for frothing or heating milk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Jura Elektroapparate AG
    Inventor: Shahryar Reyhanloo
  • Patent number: 8758640
    Abstract: Nonflammable compositions comprising fluorinated compounds selected from the group consisting of hydrofluoroalkanes, hydrofluoroalkenes, partially or perfluorinated aromatic compounds, hydrofluoroethers, and fluoroketones; 1,2-dichloroethylene, especially trans-1,2-dichloroethylene; and a stabilizer. These non-flammable compositions which preferably contain 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane, can be used especially as solvents for cleaning and defluxing electronic components and for degreasing metals. The compositions further may comprise a propellant, e.g. 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane. These compositions are especially suitable as flushing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay Fluor GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Marhold, Helge Rau, Karsten Borner, Christoph Meurer