For Cleaning A Specific Substrate Or Removing A Specific Contaminant (e.g., For Smokers Pipe, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/109)
  • Patent number: 11788033
    Abstract: Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are described herein. In particular, the compositions combine a tetrapolymer with an alkaline composition to effectively prevent or remove calcium carbonate scale formations. Methods of employing the detergent compositions and of preventing scale accumulation are provided for use in alkaline warewash and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Kelly Anne Rightmire, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 11771093
    Abstract: Liquid agricultural compositions comprising pasteurized Chlorella cells, as well as methods of preparation and use thereof, are disclosed. The compositions are formulated for application to a plant, seed, seedling, or soil and are effective in enhancing at least one plant characteristic including, but not limited to: seed germination, seedling emergence, seedling size, plant fresh weight, plant dry weight, utilization, leaf production, leaf formation, thatch height, plant maturation, plant yield, plant growth, plant quality, plant health, plant resistance to salt stress, plant resistance to heat stress, plant resistance to heavy-metal stress, plant resistance to drought, maturation time, yield, root length, root mass, color, fruit production, fruit yield, fruit growth, and fruit quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Sandip Shinde, Stephen Ventre, Nicholas Donowitz, Michael Rohlfsen, Laura Carney
  • Patent number: 11751572
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of increasing aggregation in a soil comprising the step of administering to the soil an amount of a microalgae material to increase aggregation in the soil compared to a substantially identical untreated soil, wherein the microalgae material comprises Chlorella cells and/or Schizochytrium cells. Also disclosed is a method of enhancing the active carbon score of a soil, comprising administering an amount of a microalgae material to the soil to increase the active carbon score of the soil compared to a substantially identical untreated soil, wherein the microalgae material comprises Chlorella cells and/or Schizochytrium cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Sandip Shinde, Manikandadas Mathilakathu Madathil, Laura Carney
  • Patent number: 10335585
    Abstract: Cap and cleaning devices antiseptically maintain patient fluid line access valves to minimize the risk of infection via catheters. The devices have a cap that may contain a dry pad impregnated with an antimicrobial agent. The cap covers the access portion of the access valve when not in use. The devices have a hood that contains a wet pad impregnated with a cleaning solution and, optionally, an antimicrobial agent. The wet pad cleans the access portion of the access valve prior to and optionally, after the access valve is utilized to access the patient fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 9943816
    Abstract: Disclosed are a variety of amphoteric ester sulfonates, including 3-(N,N-dimethyl-cocoylpropylammonio-1-yl)-2-hydroxypropanesulfonate. These amphoteric ester sulfonates can be advantageously prepared in high yield and purity by a two-step chemoenzymatic process, and have excellent surfactant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Neil Warren Boaz, Matthew Allen Boone, Jennifer Michelle Lloyd
  • Patent number: 9944889
    Abstract: Caustic-free detergent compositions are provided. Detergent compositions including an aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent, non-caustic source of alkalinity and water beneficially do not require the use of additional surfactants and/or polymers to provide suitable detergency and prevent scale build-up on treated surfaces. The detergent compositions are used with a sanitizer to employ the caustic-free detergent compositions are particularly suitable for use as low temperature ware wash detergents that beneficially reduce scale build-up. Methods of employing the caustic-free detergent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Dahlquist Howlett, Steven E. Lentsch, Terrence P. Everson, Carter Martin Silvernail
  • Patent number: 9759131
    Abstract: Methods and systems for imparting corrosion resistance to gas turbine engines are disclosed. Existing and/or supplemental piping is connected to existing compressor section air extraction piping and turbine section cooling air piping to supply water and anti-corrosion agents into areas of the gas turbine engine not ordinarily and/or directly accessible by injection of cleaning agents into the bellmouth of the turbine alone and/or repair methods. An anti-corrosion mixture is selectively supplied as an aqueous solution to the compressor and/or the turbine sections of the gas turbine engine to coat the gas turbine engine components therein with a metal passivation coating which mitigates corrosion in the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alston Ilford Scipio, Dale Joel Davis, Sanji Ekanayake, Paul Robert Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9441018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel gene derived from a tidal flat metagenome, and a novel protein obtained therefrom showing the coactivity of phospholipase and lipase. Specifically, the novel gene isolated from the metagenome library of tidal flat sediments and the protein having phospholipase and lipase activities encoded from the novel gene: are expressed in a water-soluble form to be mass-producible; enable ultra high-purity protein to be obtained through single step purification using an Ni-NTA column; show good activity in the pH range of 5˜10; maintain good low temperature activity and stability up to a temperature of 3° C. to 40° C.; and have high resistance against various organic solvents. Therefore, the novel gene and the protein can be usefully used for various industrial fields such as the purification and conversion of oil and fat, bio-medicine, and fine chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Yoon, Mi Hwa Lee, Chul Hyung Kang, Ki Hoon Oh, Tae Kwang Oh
  • Patent number: 9404067
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods for removing silica or silicate deposits comprising contacting a cleaning composition with a surface in contact with a liquid containing silica or silicates, wherein the cleaning composition comprises a salt of a nitrogen base having a fluoro inorganic anion. In particular, these methods for removing silica or silicate deposits can be used in steam generators, evaporators, heat exchangers, and the like that are used in produced water plant unit operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Carol B. Batton, John E. Hoots, Anthony G. Sommese, Thomas M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9394550
    Abstract: Provided are compositions containing alkyl esters derived from triglyceride oils produced from genetically engineered microalgae. Specific embodiments relate to esters derived from oils with high C10-C12 fatty acid profile. Compositions comprising the esters include cleaning products, completion fluids, work-over fluids, drilling fluids, metal working fluids, lubricants, paints, and inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: TerraVia Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Dummer, Risha Bond
  • Patent number: 9340755
    Abstract: A hard surface cleaning solution having improved cleaning and descaling properties. In an embodiment, the cleaning solution comprises an organic acid, a surfactant, a solvent and a diluent. The organic acid is a carboxylic acid, preferably lactic acid, while the surfactant is selected from the group consisting amine oxides, and the solvent is an alkoxylated alcohol, preferably selected from the propylene glycol ether class of compounds. The cleaning solutions may also include other components such as colorants, fragrance enhancers, corrosion inhibitors, nonionic surfactants or other additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Jelmar, LLC
    Inventor: Rosemary Gaudreault
  • Publication number: 20150148279
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of removing polymeric soils from papermaking machine surfaces including developing a solvent blend that is a solubility match for the polymeric soils as defined by a Hansen Solubility factor less than 4 for all polymeric soils, producing an aqueous cleanser comprising the solvent blend, and applying the aqueous cleanser to papermaking surfaces such that the aqueous cleanser solubilizes and removes the polymeric soils from papermaking surfaces. The solvent blend comprises at least one aromatic alcohol, at least one dibasic ester, and at least one terpene solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Harold Laser, Brandon E. Mahler, Robert E. Ebbeler
  • Publication number: 20150144160
    Abstract: The present invention provides an etchant which is a reaction product of sulfuric acid and ammonium persulfate, wherein the concentration of the ammonium persulfate is 1˜25%, the concentration of the sulfuric acid is 98%. The etchant is produced by adding the ammonium persulfate into the sulfuric acid at a temperature of 100 to 200 degree Celsius. According to the present invention, the ammonium persulfate substitute the conventional oxidizing agent of hydrogen peroxide. Since the ammonium persulfate is in a powder form, the operation becomes more convenient. Furthermore, since sulfuric acid is formed as a by-product instead of water, the etchant will not be diluted after being used for many times, which reduces the production cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sally Ann Henry, Jintao Huang, Jia Ma, Yi Wu, Yujia Su
  • Publication number: 20150132831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning composition comprising a lipase with at least 75% identity to SEQ ID NO: 2, and a surfactant, wherein said composition is more effective in removing lipid stains present at a surface in comparison with an equivalent composition lacking the lipase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Piotr Olinski, Kim Borch, Anna Verena Reiser, Lone Baunsgaard, Carsten Hoerslev Hansen, Kenneth Jensen
  • Publication number: 20150133349
    Abstract: Two intermediates that have known separate efficacy for preventing scales such as calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and barite (barium sulfate) were discovered to have a synergistic effect for preventing or inhibiting silicate scaling when used together. Each of these intermediates is ineffective at preventing silicate scaling when used alone; however, when used in combination, they have a synergistic benefit. In one non-limiting embodiment the components include a polyamine phosphonate and a lysine tetra(alkylene)phosphonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: JOHNATHON L. BROOKS, Tracey Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150124265
    Abstract: Surfaces for information security and protection of physical biometrics, such as a fingerprint, is described. Such biometric information recording surface includes a plurality of raised structures that can reproduce a biometric information when a body part containing the biometric information is applied to the biometric metric information recording surface. The reproduced biometric information can be completely removed by applying a liquid to the plurality of raised structures without need to apply an external physical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Tak Sing Wong, Michael Bucaro
  • Publication number: 20150125544
    Abstract: A solid composition for treating cooling or heated water systems to remove scale, microorganisms and biofilm, and corrosion by-products. The composition for cooling towers and chilled water systems comprises chelating agents and an anionic surfactant. The composition for boilers and heated water systems comprises a sulfite, neutralizing amines, sodium phosphate, and, optionally, a polymethacrylate or polyacrylate polymer. A method for using such a treatment composition comprises contacting the treatment composition with substantially all parts of the water system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ecaterina Henderson, Pedro G. Gomez, John T. Buxton, Lyle H. Steimel
  • Publication number: 20150126423
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of cleaning residual pesticide from an agricultural vessel, and to kits and compositions useful for the practice of such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Amanda C. Herr, David A. Morgenstern, James W. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150094247
    Abstract: A method for cleaning the glass surface of solar panels which employs the use of highly efficient sequestering agents and allows to replace deionized water with municipal or fresh water of up to a very high water hardness, without having a loss in the long term power output of the solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Alexander Sherlock, Douglas E. Ward
  • Publication number: 20150080281
    Abstract: This invention concerns the process for the manufacture of an “anti-lime scaling” product, that is, a product designed to inhibit the formation of lime scale in elements such as pipes or hoses that could be subject to deterioration over time due to lime scale deposits. Specifically, the process of the invention is for an ecological anti-lime scale product. For this, the process according to the invention comprises a preparation step (1) of vegetal matter from the Caryophyllacae family, an infusion step (6) of this vegetal matter, a filtration step (7) of this infusion and a preparation step (9) of the anti-lime scale solution from a filtrate obtained during the filtration step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Olivier Gamby, Zineb Belarbi, Lila Chaal, Fabrice Guenole Chaussec, Laid Makhloufi, Boualem Saidani, Bernard Tribollet, Bruno Sotta
  • Publication number: 20150072912
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of preparing a serviceable catalytic converter such that a catalyst substrate of the catalytic converter is serviceable while the catalytic converter remains connected to an exhaust system by forming a lower surface of the body of the catalytic converter with an absence of material in order to provide at least one opening in the lower surface of the body of the catalytic converter for permitting selective access to a fluid-flow passage that extends through the body of the catalytic converter that contains the catalyst substrate; and disposing at least one close-out member in the at least one opening for fluidly-sealing the at least one opening. A component of an exhaust system that is serviceable while remaining fluidly-connected and physically-connected to the exhaust system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Richard SerVaas, Ryan Scott Miller
  • Publication number: 20150064344
    Abstract: To maintain a uniform etching rate during cleaning of a responsive glass in a glass electrode, a responsive-glass cleaning liquid for a glass electrode 1 serves to clean a responsive glass 2 used in the glass electrode 1, is used with a hydrated-layer forming solution for forming a hydrated layer on the surface of the responsive glass 2, and contains ammonium hydrogen fluoride having a predetermined concentration, or a salt of a strong base containing hydrofluoric acid and a fluoride ion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Manabu SHIBATA, Nahoko NISHIMURA, Takeshi MORI, Hisashi YAMANOUCHI, Katsuaki OGURA
  • Patent number: 8969275
    Abstract: The aqueous alkaline cleaning composition comprising (A) at least one thioamino acid having at least one secondary or tertiary amino group and at least one mercapto group and (B) at least one quaternary ammonium hydroxide; the use of the alkaline cleaning composition for the processing of substrates useful for fabricating electrical and optical devices; and a method for processing substrates useful for fabricating electrical and optical devices making use of the said aqueous alkaline cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raimund Mellies, Andreas Klipp
  • Publication number: 20150057375
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with the use of pyrrolidones selected from the group consisting of N-n-butylpyrrolidone, N-isobutylpyrrolidone, N-t-butylpyrrolidone, N-n-pentylpyrrolidone, N-(methyl-substituted butyl)pyrrolidones, ring-methyl-substituted N-propyl and N-butyl pyrrolidones and N-(methoxypropyl) pyrrolidone as replacement solvents in specific applications wherein N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP), N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMAc), and/or dimethyl formamide (DMF) is the appropriate solvent to be used. The invention is also concerned with a solvent comprising NMP, NEP, DMAc, or DMF and one or more pyrrolidones selected from said group, as well as a solvent comprising a second solvent, which is a replacement solvent for NMP, NEP, DMAc, or DMF and one or more selected from said group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TAMINCO
    Inventors: Bart Vandeputte, Kristof Moonen, Peter Roose
  • Patent number: 8962291
    Abstract: The invention relates to malodor controlling bacteria and related methods and compositions for the control and prevention of malodor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Novozymes Bioag A/S, Henkel AG & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Sarah C. McHatton, I. Michelle Williams, Alejandro Penaloza-Vazquez
  • Publication number: 20150045278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous microemulsion, comprising a) one or more liquid carboxylic acid esters, b) one or more water-soluble salts having one or more cations, preferably selected from the group comprising sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and ammonium, c) one or more salts of sulphosuccinic acid ester, d) one or more nonionic surfactants selected from alkoxylated sorbitan ester and alkoxylated vegetable oil, and e) one or more boosters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Renate Beisser, Jürgen Allgaier, Jens Hillerich
  • Patent number: 8933005
    Abstract: Disclosed is a paint removing composition including an aluminum containing salt, calcium hydroxide, and calcium sulfate. When applied to wet latex paint, the composition neutralizes the paint molecules and causes the colloid to come out of suspension by the process of flocculation. The composition is prepared as a dry powder and added to a sufficient amount of water to create an aqueous solution. Also disclosed is a method of cleaning paintbrush containing wet paint. The composition is placed in contact with a wet paint-containing paintbrush for a sufficient time to cause the paint to come out of suspension in the form of floc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Stefanie Slade, Lani Hatch
  • Publication number: 20150011448
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition comprising a surfactant, a polyamine, and propylene glycol. The combination of the polyamine and propylene glycol will provide low residue and increased shine during wet and dry wiping and will provide anti-fog properties to a substrate after cleaning. The use of either the polyamine alone or the propylene glycol alone will not provide results meeting all three tests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Patrick Diet, Marcel Gillis
  • Publication number: 20150004241
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of preparing a solid form of acetic acid. The method at least includes the steps of combining a solid acid and a metal acetate with a solvent to form a slurry. After a predetermined period of time, a solid form of acetic acid is recovered. The present invention also includes a solid product of acetic acid produced by the above-mentioned method. There is also disclosed a formulation including the solid product of acetic acid according to the present invention. Further, there is disclosed a cleaning system including the formulation according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: ChemLink Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Giffin MOORE, Lucas John Smith
  • Publication number: 20150000700
    Abstract: A composition which effervesces when added to water, comprises diamond particles with a median equivalent volumetric diameter (Dv50) of less than 40 ?m. The compositions are useful as cleaning compositions, particularly for cleaning diamonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Coxon
  • Patent number: 8920715
    Abstract: An antimicrobial solution for disinfecting instruments in an automatic sterilization device, the solution comprising: a peracid reaction product formed in situ from combining a liquid acetyl donor with a solid source of peroxide, wherein the in situ reaction takes place in the sterilization device, along with a containment and delivery ampule for use in an automatic sterilization device, and methods for disinfecting a medical instrument employing the inventive antibacterial solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hemostasis, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Allen Roberts, Carl William Hahn, Gabriel P. Kern, Ryan A. Hoitink, Robert Orvin Crowder, John Henry Burban
  • Publication number: 20140371122
    Abstract: To provide a dust-removing cleaning agent for reducing the re-adherence of particles of dust, grime, and the like to a substrate after these particles have been removed from the substrate. A dust-removing cleaning agent having a particle adherence-reducing function and containing a fluoride solvent and an alcohol having at least four carbon atoms in the backbone thereof, and a cleaning method using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Namiko Ikegaya, Saki Hiura, Masahi Norimoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140352734
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for cleaning a chlorine membrane electrochemical cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Hughes, Christopher M. Tyree, Robert E. Aikman, James F. Heller, Charles E. Lyon, Felipe A. Donate, Harry S. Burney, Allen D. Blackmon
  • Publication number: 20140336093
    Abstract: Cured or uncured silicones are effectively removed from substrates with minimized substrate corrosion by the use of a silicone dissolver containing a tetralkylammonium fluoride and an inorganic base, dissolved in a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas Koellnberger
  • Patent number: 8859476
    Abstract: Compositions comprising an alkanesulfonic acid and an organic nitrogenous base, and related methods of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Vitech International, Inc., Win Chemicals Ltd
    Inventor: Rod Thomson
  • Publication number: 20140303057
    Abstract: A method is provided involving altering the viscosity of bio-derived paraffins to produce a paraffinic fluid, where the altering step includes oligomerizing bio-derived paraffins, unsaturating bio-derived paraffins, chlorinating bio-derived paraffins, or a combination of any two or more thereof; the bio-derived paraffins are produced by hydrodeoxygenating a bio-based feed; the bio-based feed comprises bio-derived fatty acids, fatty acid esters, or a combination thereof; the bio-derived paraffins comprise n-paraffins; and the n-paraffins have a biodegradability of at least 40% after about 23 days of exposure to microorganisms. Also provided are methods of protecting a substance by applying a paraffinic fluid and a method of producing an orifice in a substrate by at least injecting a paraffinic fluid into the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Syntroleum Corporation
    Inventors: Ramin Abhari, E. Gary Roth, Peter Z. Havlik, H. Lynn Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20140296113
    Abstract: A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising preparing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising an amino multicarboxylic acid chelating agent, a pH adjusting compound, and an aqueous base fluid, and contacting the wellbore servicing fluid with scale deposits on a surface in fluid communication with the wellbore and/or subterranean formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Antonio REYES, Alyssa Lynn SMITH, Aaron M. BEUTERBAUGH, Wirdansyah LUBIS
  • Publication number: 20140263075
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for removing surface deposits in situ from filtration media contained in water filtration beds may include a solid acid component, a solid oxidizer, low temperature activator, a dessicant, an anti-caking agent, a pH indicator, a corrosion inhibitor, a surfactant, a chelating agent, and/or a defoaming agent. A granular acid component may include sodium bisulfate, and a granular oxidizing component may include at least one of sodium percarbonate, sodium perborate, potassium percarbonate, and potassium perborate. Compositions may be applied to top surface and/or subsurface regions of a filter bed, in wetted or dry form. A kit includes a container with dry composition and instructions or indicia for cleaning water filtration media using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BLUE EARTH LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Dane H. Madsen, Jason E. Peters, Jeffrey Schulhoff, Jeffrey Bryan Schulhoff
  • Publication number: 20140274855
    Abstract: The invention relates to the manufacture and use of a cleaning agent, characterized in that the cleaning agent comprises a microemulsion or a fluid nanophase system, and has the following components: a) at least one non-water-soluble substance having a solubility in water of less than 4 g per liter, b) at least one amphiphile substance, NP-MCA, that has no tenside structure, does not form structures on its own, has a solubility in water or oil between 4 g and 1000 g per liter, and preferably does not accumulate at the oil-water boundary, with the provision that NP-MCA is not selected from among 2-Ethyl-1,3-Hexanediol, 2-Methyl-2,4-Pentanediol, 2-(n-Butyl)-2-Ethyl-1,3-Propanediol and/or 1,2-Diols; c) at least one anionic, cationic, amphoteric and/or non-ionic tenside; d) water and/or a water-soluble solvent having hydroxyl functionality and, optionally, additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUBBLES & BEYOND GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk SCHUMANN, Rainer Surkow
  • Publication number: 20140259336
    Abstract: A device may comprise first matter including a first material adapted, when in contact with a liquid, to clean the liquid and to maintain the liquid at a first color. The device may include second matter including a second material adapted, when in contact with the liquid, to maintain the liquid at a second color. The device may further include an interface configured to limit an exposure of the second material to the liquid before at least a portion of the first material contacts the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Aron Schuftan
  • Publication number: 20140274661
    Abstract: Methods of removing or softening calcium material from a substrate (e.g., a catalytic converter) and regenerating a catalytic converter are provided. A substrate (e.g., a catalyst support material) having a calcium containing material (e.g., calcium-containing fly ash) embedded or deposited thereon can be treated with a composition including one or more organosulfur oxoacids or salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Barnard, V, Albert Joseph Stier, Thies Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20140256608
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a high amount of a liquid oil, a lactylate, and at least one of an alkanolamide and a sarcosinate are disclosed. The high oil content effectively removes oily residues from a surface treated with the composition. The compositions are essentially free of water, but are water rinsable to effect easy and rapid removal of the composition from a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: R.I.T.A. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Keech, April Ensinger, Katherine S. Meka, Daniel V. Beio
  • Patent number: 8829118
    Abstract: This invention pertains to method of using a composition comprising one or more hydrophobically modified polyacrylamides, wherein the polyacrylamides contain acrylamide, one or more anionic monomers, and excludes a cationic monomer, and the method of combination with other compositions for use in combination for consumer and/or industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Yin Z. Hessefort, Patrick J. Marek, Jeffrey R. Cramm, Damyanti J. Patel, Wayne M. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8821646
    Abstract: An irrigation system cleaning formulation contains a sufficient concentration of a water-soluble organic acid which has a pK(1)a of less than about 4.0. A cleansing irrigation water contains a sufficient amount of such cleaning formulation, and a method of cleaning an irrigation system uses such cleaning formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: John C. Miller, Deborah L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140238444
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleaning method by which the performance of a microchip can be recovered and a cleaning liquid. A method for cleaning a microfluidic device comprising: cleaning a channel that is formed in the microfluidic device, has a surface having a polymer coating, and has been brought into contact with a sample containing nucleic acid and/or protein, by bringing the channel into contact with a cleaning liquid comprised only of an organic solvent having solubility in at least the same volume of water at 25° C., or a cleaning liquid containing 50 vol % or more of the organic solvent in a buffer solution. The method wherein the buffer solution has a pH of 8 to 10. The method wherein the buffer solution further contains 3 to 8M of a protein denaturant. The method wherein the buffer solution has a pH of 2 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Akihiro Arai
  • Patent number: 8795740
    Abstract: A tablet for use in a drip tray including an excipient selected so that the tablet will not fully dissolve in water at ambient temperature for a period of at least one month, more preferably up to 12 months, a biocide, at least one enzyme, preferably a proteolytic or hydrolase enzyme, and enzyme preserving means, such as a boron compound for maintaining enzyme activity in a moist environment. The excipient may be for example poly vinyl alcohols, high molecular weight polyethylene glycols, high molecular weight polypropylene glycols, esters or partial esters of polyethylene glycols or of polypropylene glycols, and high molecular weight thermoplastic surfactants. The invention also relates to methods for inhibiting the growth of biofilm in an drip tray or the like, including the step of adding to the tray a tablet according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Novapharm Research (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Kritzler, Alex Sava
  • Patent number: 8796195
    Abstract: Tetrafluoroboric acid and an organic nitrogenous base, related compounds and compositions, as can be used in conjunction with various methods of cleaning and/or the treatment of substrate surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Vitech International, Inc.
    Inventor: Rod Thomson
  • Patent number: 8754028
    Abstract: The present application relates to perfume raw materials, perfume systems and consumer products comprising such perfume raw materials and/or such perfume systems, as well as processes for making and using such, perfume systems and consumer products. The perfume compositions, including the delivery systems, disclosed herein expand the perfume communities' options as such perfume raw materials can provide variations on character and such compositions can provide desired odor profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jose Maria Velazquez, Rafael Trujillo Rosaldo, Philip John Porter, Zerlina Guzdar Dubois, Yoshimi Sunohara, Javier Medina, Michael Green, Hugo Robert Germain Denutte, Jonathan Richard Clare, Stacy Renee Hertenstein
  • Patent number: 8747708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent, electrically conductive floor care composition, in particular for antistatic flooring, which is distinguished by the fact that it comprises one or more conductive pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rueger, Matthias Kuntz, Christina Maggakis-Kelemen