For Equipment Used In Processing, Handling, Storing, Or Serving Edible Product (e.g., Dairy Or Brewery Equipment, Household Utensils, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/218)
  • Patent number: 11034915
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions include (a) a carrier liquid; (b) a metal citrate and/or a plurality of reagents configured to generate the metal citrate in situ; (c) one or a plurality of non-ionic surfactants; and (d) an organophosphate hydrotrope configured to increase solubility of the one or the plurality of non-ionic surfactants in the carrier liquid. Methods for cleaning engine cooling systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PRESTONE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph K. Mathews, David L. Balog, Thomas G. Kalagher, Peter M. Woyciesjes
  • Patent number: 10767870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for cleaning a commercial cooking device (100, 100?), in which a container (B, B?) with a solid cleaning agent (1R), in particular a firm gel, is accommodated in a connection unit (101, 102) of the commercial cooking device (100, 100?), and in which the solid cleaning agent (1R) is liquefied in the cleaning process in the container (B, B?) by means of heat and/or a solvent, preferably water and/or steam, in order to generate a liquefied cleaning agent. In addition, the invention relates to the use of a container (B, B?) with a solid cleaning agent (1R) for cleaning a commercial cooking device (100, 100?). Finally, the present invention relates to a corresponding container (B, B?) with a solid cleaning agent (1R) for cleaning commercial cooking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BUDICH INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Meinrad Budich
  • Patent number: 10752868
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose dishwashing detergent composition and a single-compartment, multiple phase unit dose fabric cleaning or treatment composition, the preparations and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Montes Jose Ulibarri, Kadar Gedi, Ebner J. Manuel, Maxime Pelletier, Janet Coope-Epstein
  • Patent number: 10669512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. Further, the compounds of the present invention can be formed from non-petroleum based renewable materials. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials, and bleaching agents. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as coupling agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Richard K. Staub, David D. McSherry, Keith G. LaScotte, Steven J. Lange, Frank Everts
  • Patent number: 10584305
    Abstract: A cleaning solution and method of manufacturing a cleaning solution is set forth herein whereby the cleaning solution is environmentally friendly and meets direct release requirements so that the cleaning solution may be directly released into the environment. In one preferred embodiment, the cleaning solution includes water; a thickener; hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) a surfactant; and a pH adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Mike Wisecarver, Ligia Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10443020
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of cleaning compositions. There is need for compositions that foam copiously when articles are washed. However the foam should rinse-off as quickly as possible in minimum number of rinses-cylces so that the process becomes sustainable. Disclosed is an aqueous cleaning composition comprising: (i) total Active Detergent (AD) level of 5 to 30% by weight, of which at least one-third is non-soap anionic surfactant; and, (ii) 0.1 wt % to 2 wt % of an antifoaming system containing saturated hydroxy fatty acid and saturated non-hydroxy C14-18 fatty acid, where the ratio between the amount of said saturated hydroxy fatty acid to that of said saturated non-hydroxy C14-18 fatty acid is from 1:0.75 to 1:5 parts by weight and where the pH of said composition is from 2 to 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Punam Bandyopadhyay, Jiji Paul Kottukapally, Maheshwara Shiva Naik
  • Patent number: 10384966
    Abstract: Provided are a method for removing scale and a scale remover that can efficiently remove scale deposited inside a boiler can or the like in an addition amount of chemicals permissible in terms of cost without corroding a boiler, particularly can efficiently remove scale deposited inside a boiler can even in a facility operated with feed water containing high-concentration iron. A method for removing scale deposited in a system of a steam generating facility, wherein polyacrylic acid having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 20,000 and 170,000 or less and/or a salt thereof is added to feed water of the steam generating facility. When the feed water contains iron, polymethacrylic acid having a weight-average molecular weight of more than 1,000 and 100,000 or less and/or a salt thereof is further added in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KURITA WATER INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Mizuyuki Sakai, Yukimasa Shimura
  • Patent number: 10253058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alkyl glycoside sulfomethylsuccinate having the formula R1-O-Sn-R2 wherein R1 is an alkyl radical having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, S is a monosaccharide moiety, and R2 is a sulfomethylsuccinate moiety. Furthermore the present invention relates to a process for making this alkyl glycoside sulfomethylsuccinate and to an alkyl glycoside itaconate which is a useful intermediate for use in this process. Furthermore the present invention relates to a cosmetic composition comprising the alkyl glycoside sulfomethylsuccinate and to the use of the alkyl glycoside sulfomethylsuccinate for improving the foam stability of a cosmetic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Laurence Pottie, Eva Max, Frank Clasen, Christian Schade
  • Patent number: 10246664
    Abstract: A cleaning solution and method of manufacturing a cleaning solution is set forth herein whereby the cleaning solution is environmentally friendly and meets direct release requirements so that the cleaning solution may be directly released into the environment. In one preferred embodiment, the cleaning solution includes water; a thickener; hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) a surfactant; and a pH adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Mike Wisecarver, Ligia Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10208274
    Abstract: An acidic cleaning composition and related methods of use for rapidly cleaning and sanitizing hard contact surfaces in the food and beverage industry. The acidic cleaning composition includes a concentrated acidic solution, a strong oxidizer, a surfactant, a suitable solvent and/or sufficient quantities of water. The acidic cleaning composition rapidly removes soils from food and beverage contact surfaces such as, for example, brewing vats and kegs, without requiring CO2 be removed from the brewery vessel. The acidic cleaning composition can be in a concentrated form for dilution with additional dilution water at ambient or faucet temperature as opposed to requiring the use of “hot” water. The acidic cleaning composition is free-rinsing leaving essentially no residue on the contact surface. The surfactant provides low-foam properties so as to avoid cavitation and damage within a pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZEE COMPANY
    Inventors: James Diamantis, Keith Seyfried, Jonathon R. Bullard, James A. Faller, Robert C. Bullard
  • Patent number: 10053652
    Abstract: The present invention is a dimensionally stable solid detergent composition which can be used as a soaking composition. The composition includes a bio-based content of 58% or greater and includes an alkalinity source, a metal protector, a surfactant system, water, a threshold agent, and a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition. The polymer the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer or salts thereof present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Amanda Ruth Blattner, Charles Allen Hodge, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Patent number: 10047323
    Abstract: A phosphate-free automatic dishwashing detergent composition in unit-dose form having a weight of from about 8 to about 25 grams, the composition comprising: i) greater than about 5 to about 8 grams of an organic complexing agent; ii) a dispersant polymer; iii) from about 1 to about 3 grams of bleach and wherein the complexing agent and the dispersant polymer are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 25:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nathalie Sophie Letzelter, Ashmita Randhawa, Sandrine Annette Henriette Viallet
  • Patent number: 10017720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. Further, the compounds of the present invention can be formed from non-petroleum based renewable materials. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials, and bleaching agents. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as coupling agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Richard K. Staub, David D. McSherry, Keith G. Lascotte, Steven J. Lange, Frank Everts
  • Patent number: 9994748
    Abstract: [Problem] An object is to provide a polishing composition which can improve smoothness of a surface of an alloy material to obtain a highly glossy surface, and can obtain a high-quality mirror surface having significantly reduced scratches or the like. [Solution] There is provided a polishing composition which is used for polishing an alloy material, and which comprises abrasive grains and an additive which does not form a complex with specific metal species and is adsorbed on a surface of the alloy to exhibit an anticorrosive effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Asano, Maiko Asai, Hitoshi Morinaga, Kazusei Tamai
  • Patent number: 9943468
    Abstract: A fluid cleaning composition comprising: (a) a surfactant combination comprising: (i) a synthetic surfactant; and (ii) a glycolipid biosurfactant which is present at a level in the range 10-9 wt % of the total surfactant in said surfactant combination, and (b) a benefit agent suspended in said fluid cleaning composition characterized in that the benefit agent comprises an encapsulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Simon Stevenson
  • Patent number: 9856434
    Abstract: According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of organic solvents and/or amine solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures and pH conditions that conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton Hunt, Jr., Ralf Krack, Duc Nguyen, Terrence P. Everson
  • Patent number: 9481959
    Abstract: In a household cleaning appliance configured to execute a cleaning cycle on an article, having a non-bulk dispensing system that stores a single dose of treating chemistry that the dispensing system dispenses to the treating chamber in total as part of the execution of the cleaning cycle, the method includes adding bulk dispensing functionality to the non-bulk dispensing system for operating the dispensing system as a bulk dispensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Colleen M. Doyle, Michael S. Hendrickson, Joel A. Luckman
  • Publication number: 20150133357
    Abstract: Detergent compositions and methods of preparing and using the detergent compositions are disclosed. The detergent compositions comprise a polymer system comprising at least one polycarboxylic acid polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a nonionic surfactant and water. The detergent compositions are suitable at alkaline pH and reduce or prevent scale formation, improve soil dispersion, and provide effective detergency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: David Dotzauer, Timothy Meier, Carter M. Silvernail, John Mansergh
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9029310
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an enzyme composition comprising enzyme containing polymer particles, which is useful for detergent compositions, in particular for liquid detergent compositions. In these enzyme containing particles, the particles comprise i) at least one enzyme, and ii) at least one polymer P, which is selected from homo- and copolymers having a C—C-backbone, wherein the C—C-backbone carries carboxylgroups, which may be present in the acidic form or in the neutralized form, and wherein the C—C-backbone comprises hydrophobic repeating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Basf Se, Novozymes A/S
    Inventors: Steffen Maas, Volker Schwendemann, Lidcay Herrera Taboada, Heike Pfistner, Dieter Boeckh, Ole Simonsen
  • Patent number: 9012388
    Abstract: A gel surfactant composition suitable for hard surface cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and which can be employed for household, institutional and/or industrial applications, composed by water and a) nonionic surfactants in the range of 1 to 50%, b) a cationic surfactant or association of cationic surfactants in the range of 20 to 50% and c) optionally amphoteric surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Clariant Finance (BVI) Limited, Clariant S.A.
    Inventors: Matthias Loeffler, Ernesto Iwao Horikoshi, Gustavo Haruki Kume, Ana Regina Coimbra, Karine Lima Goncalves Framesqui, Manlio Gallotti, George Italo Pitombeira Nunes
  • Patent number: 8987183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of (oxidized) thioethers of polyalkylene oxides in washing and cleaning compositions, especially in dishwashing compositions, and to washing and cleaning compositions, especially dishwashing compositions, which comprise (oxidized) thioethers of alcohol alkoxylates. These (oxidized) thioethers are especially suitable as surfactants with rinse aid function (rinse aid surfactants). “Oxidized” relates to the sulfur atom in the thioether, which may be present in oxidized form as sulfoxide (SO) or sulfonyl (SO2). The invention also relates to particular oxidized thioethers of polyalkylene oxides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Sophie Maitro-Vogel, Jürgen Tropsch, Wolfgang Spiegler, Roman Benedikt Raether
  • Publication number: 20150038390
    Abstract: A solid controlled release composition according to the present invention includes at least one cellulosic material, water, at least one active ingredient, and optionally at least one of a saccharide, sugar alcohol or salt. The active ingredient can be a polycarboxylic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Carter M. Silvernail, Erik C. Olson, Michael E. Besse
  • Publication number: 20150038388
    Abstract: A granulated antifoam composition comprising an antifoam, a siloxane wax binder, and a carrier. The antifoam includes a hydrophobic fluid wherein the hydrophobic fluid has a surface tension which is greater than or approximately equal to the dynamic surface tension of an aqueous dispersion of the detergent at above the critical micelle concentration of the surfactant and less than about 62 mN/m. The antifoam further includes a finely divided solid hydrophobic filler dispersed in the hydrophobic fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Laurence Gallez, Corina Pagnoni, Christel Simon, Nicolas Ziolkowski
  • Publication number: 20150031589
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for protein engineering and serine protease variants produced there from. Specifically, the present invention provides serine protease variants having one or more substitutions as compared to a reference serine protease. In addition, the present invention provides compositions comprising these serine protease variants. In some embodiments, the present invention provides cleaning compositions comprising at least one of these serine protease variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: DANISCO US INC.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Aehle, Luis G. Cascao-Pereira, David A. Estell, Frits Goedegebuur, James T. Kellis, JR., Ayrookaran J. Poulose, Brian F. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150024990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel subtilase variants exhibiting alterations relative to the parent subtilase in one or more properties including: Wash performance, thermal stability, storage stability or catalytic activity. The variants of the invention are suitable for use in e.g. cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dishwash compositions, including automatic dishwash compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Tina Sejersgard Fano, Claus Von Der Osten, Malene Kappen Kruger, Mads Norregaard-Madsen
  • Patent number: 8937037
    Abstract: A device for in-situ production of caustic and increasing alkalinity of a detergent and methods for increasing alkalinity of a detergent are disclosed. In particular, in situ electrochemical conversion of bicarbonate, sesquicarbonate or carbonate sources into caustic provides a safe means for increasing alkalinity of a detergent for a variety of cleaning applications. The invention further discloses methods for cleaning using the electrochemically enhanced detergent according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Erik C. Olson
  • Publication number: 20150017707
    Abstract: In a liquid dishwashing detergent comprising a protease and amylase, storage stability is to be improved. This is achieved through the use of a protease comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 70% identity over its total length with the amino acid sequence specified in SEQ ID NO. 1 and having, in the listing according to SEQ ID NO. 1, the L211D amino acid substitution in combination with at least two further amino acid substitutions selected from the group consisting of S3T, V4I, V193M and V199I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Nina Mussmann, Thomas Eiting, Thorsten Bastigkeit, Konstantin Benda, Hans Hartmut Janke
  • Publication number: 20150018262
    Abstract: A presoak cleaning compound and cleaning process developed for compatible application to aluminum and common cooking surfaces including stainless steel, steel, ferrous, plastic or coated cooking surfaces including baking pans and sheet pans, or commonly used substrate materials for food preparation and cooking surfaces of food stuffs for the removal of food soils, baked on food soils, and soils resulting from the preparation and cooking of food stuffs without discoloration, tarnishing, or pitting of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Suhall Massad, Bin Wu, Chris Allan Shewmaker, Sekhar Katta, Enrique Francis, Robert Beach, Teresa Wolf, Clark Miller, Stanley R. Weller
  • Patent number: 8933009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of membrane separation processes and clean in place compositions for cleaning such membranes. The cleaning compositions can remove proteins, fats, and other food, beverage, and brewery based soils and offer an environmentally friendly alternative surfactant system to NPE. According to the invention, surfactants and polymers useful for this process are unpredictable and specific surfactants, polymers, and combinations of the same are disclosed for use alone, as part of a cleaning composition. Methods of use of the same are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schacht, Jeffrey Weilage, Eric Schmidt, Joseph P. Curran, Ralf Krack, Victor Fuk-Pong Man, Charles Allen Hodge
  • Patent number: 8921297
    Abstract: The need for a liquid hand dishwashing detergent composition, having excellent low temperature stability and delivering good cleaning and long-lasting suds, is met by incorporating a branched, alkoxylated nonionic surfactant, in combination with ethoxylated anionic surfactants having little or no branching, into the composition. Surprisingly, such a combination also provides an excellent sudsing profile during direct application dishwashing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Karl Ghislain Braeckman, Roel Krols, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Publication number: 20140378364
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions control hard water in an alkaline environment. According to the invention, a unique combination of polymers has been developed which helps to completely control and eliminate hard water. The composition includes a maleic polymer, a hydroxypolycarboxylic acid, and a starch based polymer in a unique synergistic combination that can be used alone, or in combination with standard alkaline detergents in any cleaning regime (laundry, warewash, etc.) where hard water conditions exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20140343168
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel glycerin ether ethoxylate solfactant compounds, compositions employing the same, and methods of using these compounds. Beneficially the compounds have efficacy as both solvents and surfactants with low foam and low viscosity. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials and/or sanitizing agents in various formulations. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as solvents and/or hydrotropes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory G. Griese, Carter M. Silvernail, David D. McSherry
  • Publication number: 20140338703
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition and methods for use in the agricultural, food and beverage industry which comprises at least 3% of hydrogen peroxide and a plurality of non-ionic surfactants, wherein said cleaning composition is substantially free of any alkalinity source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Madison Chemical Co., Inc.
    Inventor: David M. CRAFT
  • Publication number: 20140336094
    Abstract: A cleaning composition, useful for dishwashing, comprises about 1 to about 35 weight percent (wt. %) of an anionic surfactant, about 1 to about 35 wt. % of a nonionic surfactant, and at least about 1 wt. % of lactic acid. The anionic and nonionic surfactants are present in a combined amount of at least about 8 wt. %. Each of the weight percentages is based on 100 parts by weight of the composition. The composition has a pH of no greater than about 4. A method of forming the composition comprises the steps of combining the anionic and nonionic surfactants to form a first solution, and combining a supplemental acid different from lactic acid with the first solution to form a second solution. The second solution has a pH of no greater than about 5. The method further comprises the step of combining the lactic acid and second solution to form the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen F. Gross
  • Publication number: 20140329428
    Abstract: The personal care compositions of the present invention are in the form of an Article comprising a dissolvable fibrous web structure. The fibers of the dissolvable fibrous web structure comprise a surfactant; a water soluble polymeric structurant; and a plasticizer. Additionally the ratio of the water soluble water soluble polymeric structurant to the active agent in the fiber is 3.5 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Glenn, JR., Rajeev Chhabra, William Maxwell Allen, JR., Jonathan Paul Brennan
  • Publication number: 20140308366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. Further, the compounds of the present invention can be formed from non-petroleum based renewable materials. The compounds of the present invention can be used as antimicrobials, and bleaching agents. The compounds of the present invention are also suitable for use as coupling agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Richard Staub, David D. McSherry, Keith G. Lascotte, Steven J. Lange, Frank Everts
  • Patent number: 8859478
    Abstract: A a non-disinfectant formulated solution and a process for removal of soil and disease causing microorganisms from a surface/substrate. The process including contacting the surface/substrate with the formulated solution and applying a dry cloth to the surface/substrate thereafter. In one formulated cleaning solution there is at least two organic acids and sodium chloride mixed thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Process Cleaning Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Rochon, Michael Mikoluk, Asquith Williams
  • Publication number: 20140287973
    Abstract: A detergent product containing a detergent composition is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Robert SIVIK, Gregory Charles GORDON, Frank William DENOME, Alyssandrea Hope HAMAD-EBRAHIMPOUR, Stephen Joseph HODSON, Brian Patrick CROLL, John Gerhard MICHAEL, Andreas Josef DREHER, Paul Dennis TROKHAN
  • Publication number: 20140261564
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Publication number: 20140261567
    Abstract: A warewashing detergent composition is provided for 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 phosphinosuccinate oligomer of mixture thereof is used as a corrosion inhibitor and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventor: Altony J. Miralles
  • Patent number: 8815791
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for cleaning a cooking device or appliance comprising contacting at least the cooking chamber of the cooking device or appliance with a cleaning composition comprising a sheeting polymer that provides a layer on the surfaces of at least the cooking chamber so as to afford a sheeting action in an aqueous rinse step. The sheeting polymer is selected from the group of cationic polysaccharides and maleic acid-olefin copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Antonius Maria Neplenbroek, Jan Eduard Veening, Robert Jan Uhlhorn, Elodie Chantal Lucas
  • Publication number: 20140230859
    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 and enhance protein removal from the treated surfaces. Beneficially the detergent compositions have a concentrate pH less than about 11.5. The detergent compositions are used with a sanitizer to employ the low alkaline detergent compositions are particularly suitable for use as low temperature ware wash detergents that beneficially reduce scale build-up. Methods of employing the low alkaline detergent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Erin Jane Dahlquist, Steven E. Lentsch, Terrence P. Everson, Carter M. Silvernail
  • Publication number: 20140193886
    Abstract: Described are compositions and methods relating to the removal of oily stains from fabrics and other surfaces using a lipase in combination with a selected surfactant to mediate the release of fatty acids generated by the lipase. The compositions and methods have application in, e.g., laundry cleaning and dishwashing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Adams, Katherine D. Collier, Michael Jay Pepsin, Brian Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140194336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for selectively producing sophorolactone without use of organic solvent, comprising the steps of: -pre-cultivating cells of a Candida species capable of producing sophorolactone, in absence of an oily substrate until a stationary growth phase is obtained, -cultivating said pre-cultivated cells in an aqueous medium in the presence of at least one fermentable sugar and substrate; the reaction mixture of sugar, substrate and pre-cultivated cells being present in an amount and conditions such that the cells metabolize the sugar and substrate thereby forming sophorolactone and fatty acid, -continuously feeding said substrate to said cells thereby suppressing the formation of fatty acid and keeping fatty acid levels in the reaction mixture below 10 g/l, resulting in the crystallization of at least part of the sophorolactone present in the reaction mixture, -warming the reaction mixture to a temperature between 60° C. and 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ECOVER CO-ORDINATION CENTER N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Develter, Steve Fleurackers
  • Patent number: 8772215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to high alkaline-solvent cleaners, cleaning systems and methods for removing polymerized zero trans fat soils. The high alkaline-solvent cleaner of the present invention generally includes one or more soil wetting and cleaning solvent(s) and one or more alkaline wetting and saponifying agent(s) that wets and saponifies the soil. In various embodiments, the cleaners may include, at least one cleaning agent comprising a surfactant or surfactant system and/or a at least one chelating/sequestering/threshold agent. In some embodiments, the cleaners may include one or more components to modify the composition form and/or the application method. All components described above can also be optimized optionally, to provide emulsification of a composition (both as a usable product or a concentrate that can be diluted to form a usable product).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ryther, Walter D. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8765440
    Abstract: Disclosed are a number of homologs and variants of Hypocrea jecorina Cel7A (formerly Trichoderma reesei cellobiohydrolase I or CBH1), nucleic acids encoding the same and methods for producing the same. The homologs and variant cellulases have the amino acid sequence of a glycosyl hydrolase of family 7A wherein one or more amino acid residues are substituted and/or deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc.
    Inventors: Frits Goedegebuur, Peter Gualfetti, Colin Mitchinson, Paulien Neefe
  • Patent number: 8765656
    Abstract: Source water is treated by mixing a first component selected from the group comprising neutralized phosphonic acid compounds, neutralized phosphonate compounds, neutralized derivatives of phosphorus, neutralized anti-scalent polymers, and mixtures thereof, a second component from the group comprising chlorite salt and chlorate salt is admixed to the mixture of the water and the first component, and water. The water and the first and second components are present in amounts sufficient to form a stable liquid composition in which there is substantially no conversion of the second component to chlorine dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: CH2O Incorporated
    Inventor: Carl E. Iverson
  • Patent number: 8735337
    Abstract: A method of making an aqueous ozone solution for an industrial cleaning system is described. The method includes providing a reaction vessel for entraining ozone gas in an aqueous solution. The reaction vessel includes a conical-shaped surface having a two or more edges or ridges. The conical-shaped surface defines an interior, and two or more edges or ridges are in contact with the interior. The reaction vessel is in fluidic communication with a supply of water. The reaction vessel is in fluidic communication with a supply of a first aqueous ozone solution. The first aqueous ozone solution is directed to the conical-shaped surface. Water is directed to the conical-shaped surface, and the water and the first aqueous ozone solution are mixed to form a second aqueous ozone solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Food Safety Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel W. Lynn
  • Publication number: 20140128480
    Abstract: Microfibrous cellulose (MFC) broths are provided having improved performance as compared to wet cake microfibrous cellulose (MFC) and powdered microfibrous cellulose (MFC). In embodiments, compositions having an effective amount of an MFC broth and an effective amount of a surfactant have an improved yield value as compared to a composition having a surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the MFC broth. Also, methods are provided for improving the yield value of surfactant compositions by adding an effective amount of a microfibrous cellulose broth to an effective amount of surfactant to provide a surfactant composition having a yield value that is higher than a composition having the surfactant and a wet cake MFC, a powdered MFC, or a combination thereof at the same concentration as the microfibrous cellulose broth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: CP Kelco U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: John Swazey, Neil Morrison, Zhi-fa Yang, Jacqueline Compton, Tim Nolan