For Bare Metal Surface (e.g., Degreasing Composition, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/245)
  • Patent number: 11118137
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to high alkaline cleaners, cleaning systems and methods for removing polymerized zero trans fat soils. The high alkaline cleaner of the present invention generally includes one or more alkaline wetting and saponifying agent(s), a chelating/sequestering system and a surface modifying-threshold agent system. In various embodiments, the cleaners may include, at least one cleaning agent comprising a surfactant or surfactant system and/or a solvent or solvent system and/or a cleaning booster such as a peroxide or sulfite type additive. The cleaners may also include one or more components to modify the composition form and/or the application method in some embodiments. All components described above may 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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ryther, Walter D. Cummings
  • Patent number: 10920175
    Abstract: An aqueous cleaning composition, which may be suitable for use in cleaning hard surfaces, is described. The aqueous cleaning composition includes an ionic liquid, a surfactant, a quaternary ammonium antimicrobial surfactant, and a substantial amount of water. The ionic liquid includes an N-alkyl-N,N-bis(polyethoxyethanol)-N-aliphatic ammonium salt. Other than an optional fragrance component, the cleaning composition typically is substantially free of volatile organic compounds. The cleaning compositions may also include a chelating agent, such as an aminopolycarboxylate chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald M. Davis, Art Daniels Sutton, Jr., Michael Scott Haas
  • Patent number: 10760038
    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: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erin Jane Dahlquist Howlett, Steven E. Lentsch, Terrence P. Everson, Carter Martin Silvernail
  • Patent number: 10689604
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing an automatic dishwashing detergent product, said product being provided as a discrete dosage unit and comprising a continuous, non-aqueous gel phase, comprising manufacturing said gel phase by a method comprising free radical polymerisation of monomer(s) in a non-aqueous reaction mixture to form a polymeric builder; wherein said reaction mixture comprises: at least one non-ionic surfactant which is an optionally end-capped alcohol alkoxylate; and one or more monomers comprising acrylic acid and optionally one or more further ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated acids, wherein no more than 0.1 wt % of the total amount of the monomer(s) are crosslinking monomer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Reckitt Benckiser Finish B.V.
    Inventors: Pavlinka Roy, Claudia Schmaelzle, Caroline Rigobert, Heike Weber, Helmut Witteler, Yannick Fuchs, Roland Bohn
  • Patent number: 10548323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fighting mold, algae, and other microorganisms on various wall, floor, or ceiling surfaces infested with said organisms, and on masonry in general. The method comprises the following steps carried out consecutively: applying a first solution to the infested surface, wherein the first solution contains at least one surfactant compound; applying at least once a second solution that was basified by means of caustic soda to the infested surface, wherein the solution contains at least one hypochlorite compound; applying a third solution to the infested surface, wherein the solution contains at least hydrogen peroxide and lactic acid as active substances, and wherein the application of the third solution is continued until the foam formation on the infested surface has ended; applying a fourth solution to the infested surface, wherein the solution contains at least one quaternary ammonium compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BMB GEBAEUDEHYGIENE GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Brandner
  • Patent number: 10433546
    Abstract: A solid glutaraldehyde composition is provided having an increased glass transition temperature. The glutaraldehyde can be used in a method of treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation, by introducing the composition to a wellbore or to an injection line within a wellbore in an amount effective to reduce biodegradation of crude oil, reduce corrosion of metal surfaces from sulfur-reducing bacteria, or to reduce the introduction of bacteria into the formation, reduce microbial contamination of a fluid introduced into the wellbore, or reduce microbial contamination of a pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Daniel McSherry, Benjamin Crew, Justin Scott Valenstein
  • Patent number: 9879205
    Abstract: An aqueous solution contains a nonionic surfactant, a alkyl phenoxy polyethoxy phosphate and an alkyl glucoside selected from a group consisting of alkyl glucosides characterized by the alkyl group having eight or fewer carbons and when the alkyl group has eight carbons it is a branched alkyl having a linear six carbon chain with a two carbon branch, where the aqueous solution is further characterized by containing less than 0.3 weight-percent cumene sulfonic acid or its alkali salt based on total aqueous solution weight and the alkyl glucoside is present at a concentration greater than alkyl glucosides having an alkyl group with more than eight carbons, as well as its uses for increasing the cloud point and decreasing the foaming properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bing Liang, Jianhai Mu
  • Patent number: 9803160
    Abstract: The present invention comprises chlorinated and non-chlorinated alkaline cleaning compositions for removal of proteinaceous and fatty soils at low temperature, i.e. less than 120° F., with little or no deleterious affect on cleaning performance. According to the invention, applicants have found that adding additional alkalinity makes protein removal more difficult and reducing the amount of alkalinity actually improves performance. According to the invention optimized combinations of chlorine and alkalinity components for low temperature cleaning as well as a surfactant system optimized for low temperature fatty soil removal are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Sun, Jacquilyne Gandara, Robert J. Ryther, Thomas R. Mohs, Walter D. Cummings
  • Patent number: 9752079
    Abstract: Methods are provided for removing fine particles from crude oils extracted from mined oil sands using a non-aqueous extraction solvent. A bitumen derived from non-aqueous extraction of oil from oil sands can undergo optional physical separation to remove larger particles and then processed using electrostatic filtration to remove particle fines. This can allow for production of a bitumen product from a non-aqueous extraction process that has a sufficiently low particle content to be suitable for pipeline transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: John Timothy Cullinane, Bhupender S. Minhas
  • Patent number: 9382139
    Abstract: A method of dissolving and/or inhibiting the deposition of scale on a surface of a system comprises the step of bringing the surface of the system into contact with a composition. The composition can comprise from about 3 to about 15 parts by weight of a chelating component. The chelating component is selected from the group of MGDA, NTA, HEDTA, GLDA, EDTA, DTPA, and mixtures thereof. The composition can further comprise from about 3 to about 15 parts by weight of an acidic component, which is different than the chelating component. The composition can further comprise at least about 60 parts by weight of water. Each of the parts by weight ranges above are based on 100 parts by weight of the composition. The composition may further comprise a surfactant component and/or a corrosion inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Zack, Joseph P. Borst, David Durocher, David E. Przybyla, Victor Leung, Gunter Decker
  • Patent number: 9029314
    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 phosphorous containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, high molecular weight polyacrylates (polyacrylic acid homopolymers) with a molecular weight of at least about 5000 are used as corrosion inhibitors and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 9023780
    Abstract: The use of ferric hydroxycarboxylate as a chelator and builder for cleaning compositions is disclosed. The cleaning composition may be formulated for warewashing, laundering, and for other means of removing soils and includes a ferric hydroxycarboxylate, an alkalinity source and a surfactant system. The cleaning composition has a pH of between about 9 and about 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Altony Miralles
  • Patent number: 9005367
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprising (A) at least one polar organic solvent, selected from the group consisting of solvents exhibiting in the presence of from 0.06 to 4% by weight of dissolved tetramethylammonium hydroxide (B), the weight percentage being based on the complete weight of the respective test solution (AB), a constant removal rate at 50° C. for a 30 nm thick polymeric barrier anti-reflective layer containing deep UV absorbing chromophoric groups, (B) at least one quaternary ammonium hydroxide, and (C) at least one aromatic amine containing at least one primary amino group, a method for its preparation and a method for manufacturing electrical devices, employing the liquid composition as a resist stripping composition and its use for removing negative-tone and positive-tone photoresists and post etch residues in the manufacture of 3D Stacked Integrated Circuits and 3D Wafer Level Packagings by way of patterning Through Silicon Vias and/or by plating and bumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Andreas Klipp
  • Patent number: 8999910
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition comprises (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7, (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?-(A0)n-OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or—OCH2CH(CH3)—; the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6 and (c) from 5 to 50% by weight of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8987181
    Abstract: A photoresist and post etch cleaning solution for semiconductor wafers comprising: A. a polar aprotic solvent, B. an inorganic base; C. a co-solvent for said inorganic base; D. a unsaturated cycloaliphatic compound having a ring ether group and at least one substituent bearing a primary hydroxyl group; E. an organic base comprising an amine compound; and F. a nonionic surfactant bearing at least one ether group. The wafer containing photoresist residue or post etch residue can be cleaned by contacting the solution in a spray or immersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dynaloy, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Dona Pollard, Donald Pfettscher, Meagan Hatfield, Spencer Erich Hochstetler, Nichelle M. Wheeler, Michael T. Phenis
  • Patent number: 8980815
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cleaner concentrate comprising: greater than 10 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, 0.5 to 35 weight percent of oxalic acid, and an azole compound, wherein weight percent is based on the total weight of the cleaner concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Prestone Products Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Peter M. Woyciesjes
  • 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: 8951951
    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: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nael Naguib Zaki, Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Patent number: 8951948
    Abstract: A liquid removal composition and process for removing sacrificial anti-reflective coating (SARC) material from a substrate having same thereon. The liquid removal composition includes at least one fluoride-containing compound, at least one organic solvent, optionally water, and optionally at least one chelating agent. The composition achieves at least partial removal of SARC material in the manufacture of integrated circuitry with minimal etching of metal species on the substrate, such as aluminum, copper and cobalt alloys, and without damage to low-k dielectric materials employed in the semiconductor architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa K. Rath, David D. Bernhard, Thomas H. Baum, David W. Minsek
  • Publication number: 20150038391
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The cleaning compositions of the present invention are both non-toxic and environmentally benign, and are effective at removing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic soils from a wide range of substrate types, including metal, glass, painted wall board, vinyl, concrete, and many others. The cleaning compositions of the present invention may be useful in a variety of domestic, industrial, and/or institutional applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jos Simon De Wit, Mark Stanley Pavlin
  • Publication number: 20150038389
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and methods of making and using the same are provided. The cleaning compositions of the present invention may include at least one alkyl 3-hydroxybutyrate and water, optionally including at least one surfactant and one or more additional additives. The cleaning compositions of the present invention, which are non-toxic and environmentally benign, can be useful to remove many types of soils from a range of different substrates in a variety of domestic, industrial, and/or institutional applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jos Simon De Wit, Mark Stanley Pavlin
  • Patent number: 8921295
    Abstract: A biodegradable concentrated neutral detergent composition comprises various chelate compounds, various corrosion inhibitors, an alkaline compound, at least one sequestrant, various surfactants and hydrotropes, and water. The detergent can be highly concentrated, has a good long term shelf life, and when diluted is very effective in cleaning metals such as surgical instruments and prevents corrosion resistance of the metal even in a hard water environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Ann Maria Kneipp, Nancy-Hope E. Kaiser, Althea Noel Johnson
  • Patent number: 8921298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a acidic composition for cleaning surfaces of metal or alloys which are susceptible to corrosion comprising i) an ester of phosphoric acid, diphosphoric acid or polyphosphoric acid, ii) a benzotriazole derivative of the general formula (I) in which each of the groups R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 is the same or different and is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or an acyl group, iii) a phosphonic acid of the general formula R6—PO—(OH)2 (II) in which the group R6 is alkyl group, alkenyl group, aryl group, or arylalkyl group and iv) an acidic source. The invention further relates to a use solution and to a method for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Tyborski
  • Patent number: 8900371
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cleaning agent for a substrate and a cleaning method thereof, which can effectively remove fine particles (particles) present on a surface of substrate or impurities derived from various kinds of metals (metallic impurities), without causing roughness surface of a substrate, in particular, a semiconductor substrate, and without causing corrosion or oxidation of metal wirings, in particular, copper wirings, provided on a surface of substrate, and can further remove at the same time a carbon defect present on a surface of substrate, without removing a metal corrosion inhibitor—Cu film, in particular, a Cu-BTA film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Mizuta, Masahiko Kakizawa, Ichiro Hayashida
  • 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: 20140335167
    Abstract: A consumer product comprises silane-modified oil comprising a hydrocarbon chain selected from the group consisting of: a saturated oil, an unsaturated oil, and mixtures thereof; and at least one hydrolysable silyl group covalently bonded to the hydrocarbon chain. The silane-modified oil is substantially stripped of substantially stripped of reagents prior to formulating into the consumer products, such that the silane-modified oil comprises less than about 10%, preferably less than about 5%, preferably less than about 1%, preferably less than about 0.1%, by weight of said silane-modified oil, of residual reagent comprising silicon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rajan Keshav PANANDIKER, Beth Ann SCHUBERT, John August WOS, Luke Andrew ZANNONI, Nathan Ray Whitely
  • Patent number: 8883711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning composition with improved stain removal. The alkaline composition contains a hydrolysable dispersing polymer which is selected from carboxylated fructans and one or more biodegradable aminocarboxylate chelating agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Italmatch Chemicals SpA
    Inventors: Isabelle Leonard, Valerie Kochowski, Genevieve Bonnechere-Delstanche, Olivier Henry
  • Patent number: 8883701
    Abstract: A solution for semiconductor wafer dicing is disclosed. The solution suppresses the adherence of contamination residues or particles, and reduces or eliminates the corrosion of the exposed metallization areas, during the process of dicing a wafer by sawing. The solution comprises at least one organic acid and/or salt thereof; at least a surfactant and/or at least a base; and deionized water, the composition has a pH is equal or greater than 4. The solution can further comprise, a chelating agent, a defoaming agent, or a dispersing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dnyanesh Chandrakant Tamboli, Rajkumar Ramamurthi, David Barry Rennie, Madhukar Bhaskara Rao, Gautam Banerjee, Gene Everad Parris
  • Patent number: 8877700
    Abstract: An aqueous detergent according to the invention contains substantially no polyalkylene glycol, but contains a salt of at least one of the following carboxylic acids A, B and C: A: an aliphatic monobasic carboxylic acid having a total carbon number of 9 or 10 and including a branched alkyl group; B: sebacic acid; and C: an aromatic monobasic carboxylic acid having a total carbon number of 11 to 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 8871704
    Abstract: An industrial cleaning composition is provided that includes: (a) from 5 to 50% by volume of an anionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 5 to 7; (b) from 5 to 50% by volume of a first non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 and having the general formula, R?—(A0)n—OH, wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, each AO unit is either —OCH2CH2— or —OCH2CH(CH3)—, the molar ratio [—OCH2CH(CH3)—]/[—OCH2CH2—] is in the range up to 8 and n is greater than 6; and (c) from 5 to 50% by volume of a second non-ionic surfactant having a log10P value in the range 0.1 to 3 having the general formula, R?—(OCH2CH2)n—OH wherein R? is C9 to C20 alkyl, and n is less than 6, each of said volume percentages being with respect to the total volume of (a), (b) and (c). Corresponding cleaners derived therefrom by water dilution are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: OTI Greentech Group AG
    Inventors: Jawahar Wakhloo, Alan Keasey, Caroline Kelly
  • Patent number: 8871698
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a solubilizing agent for the removal of burnt-on, cooked-on, baked-on, dried-on and charred organic food and oil residues from surfaces comprising alcohol, a coupling agent, water, an anti-deposition agent, a pH buffer and a surfactant system that preferably includes a fermentation supernatant, where the supernatant contains essentially stress proteins. Further enclosed are methods of cleaning for ovens, industrial cooking equipment and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Biocatalytics Corporation
    Inventors: Carl W. Podella, Michael G. Goldfeld, Joseph F. Sarro, Andrew H. Michalow
  • Patent number: 8858717
    Abstract: A method of treatment for inhibiting sulfur-based corrosion or scaling or for removing scaling from a surface including inhibiting corrosion caused by sulfur-containing materials, reducing corrosion caused by sulfur-containing materials, inhibiting scaling caused by sulfur-containing and sulfur-containing materials in gas, liquid or solid phase or any combination of multiple phases of materials, reducing scaling caused by sulfur-containing and sulfur-containing materials, and removing scaling caused by sulfur-containing and sulfur-containing materials. The method involves contacting sulfur-containing materials with a composition containing a turpentine liquid. The method also involves contacting corrodible surfaces or surfaces prone to scaling with a composition containing a turpentine liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Green Source Energy LLC
    Inventors: Liang-tseng Fan, Shahram Reza Shafie, Julius Michael Tollas, William Arthur Fitzhugh Lee
  • Patent number: 8845817
    Abstract: Provided herein is an aqueous, non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, biodegradable, hypoallergenic cleaning composition. Also provided are pre-loaded wipes containing the cleaning solution, kits, and methods of cleaning surfaces using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Green Way Laboratories
    Inventors: Thomas Bakehorn, Guy Roland Adams
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140256609
    Abstract: Suggested are degreasing compositions comprising at least one dialkyl amide according to general formula (1) R1CO—NR2R3 (I) in which R1CO stands for a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, aliphatic or aromatic, optionally hydroxysubstituted acyl radical having 2 to 56 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 represent independently from each other alkyl radicals having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Institut Univ. De Ciéncia I Tecnologia, S.A.
    Inventors: Joaquin Bigorra Llosas, Javier Raya, Ramon Valls, Carles Estevez, Lidia Galiá, Josep Castells
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140243249
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal stripping additive, composition containing the same, and method for stripping metal by using the composition. The metal stripping additive comprises a phosphate, a carbonate, and a component selected from at least one of citric acid or a derivative thereof, oxalate or a derivative thereof, malate or a derivative thereof. The metal stripping additive is used with nitric acid as the metal stripping composition of the present invention. The present method has advantages of being capable of stripping various metals, low corrosion, low toxicity, and being applicable under ambient temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Uwin Nanotech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: CHING-HSIANG HSU
  • Patent number: 8802610
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a substrate having a metal layer including copper or a copper-containing alloy, the method including cleaning the substrate using a cleaning liquid that includes a mercapto compound represented by one or both of the following formulas (1) and (2), and a solvent containing water and a water-soluble organic solvent: in which R represents a substituent group; m is an integer of 1 to 3; and n is an integer of 0 to 3, when m is 2 or 3, R may be the same or different; HS—(CH2)x—OH??(2), in which x is an integer of no less than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoya Kumagai, Takuya Ohhashi, Takahiro Eto, Daijiro Mori, Takayuki Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 8790465
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a method of fabricating an integrated circuit. The method includes providing a substrate having a metal and dielectric damascene metallization layer and depositing substantially on the metal a cap. After deposition of the cap, the substrate is cleaned with a solution comprising an amine to provide a pH for the cleaning solution of 7 to about 13. Another embodiment of the presented invention is a method of cleaning substrates. Still another embodiment of the present invention is a formulation for a cleaning solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Artur Kolics, Shijian Li, Tiruchirapalli Arunagiri, William Thie
  • Patent number: 8791057
    Abstract: A multi-phase surface cleaning composition. A first phase comprises an acidic cleaning formulation. A second phase comprises an alkaline cleaning formulation. The second phase includes a synthetic clay component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: David Acher, Vikki Louise Binns, Mark Ward
  • Publication number: 20140194335
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating biofilm formation and growth on a substrate are provided. The composition comprises 1 ppb to 1,000 ppm of at least one D-amino acid and 1 ppm to 60,000 ppm of at least one biocide. The method comprises contacting the substrate with 1 ppb to 1,000 ppm of at least one D-amino acid and 1 ppm to 60,000 ppm of at least one biocide. The compositions and methods are effective for preventing, reducing or eliminating biofilm formation or biofilm growth or both, as well as eradicating established, recalcitrant biofilms, particularly biofilms comprising sulfate reducing bacteria that are known to cause microbiologically influenced corrosion, biofouling, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: OHIO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tingyue Gu, Dake Xu
  • 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: 8772216
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low VOC hard surface cleaning composition comprising a surfactant, a glycol ether organic solvent, an aminoalcohol and fragrance, having a pH from 10.0 to 12.0. The present invention further encompasses a process to prepare a low VOC hard surface cleaning composition. Furthermore, the present invention encompasses a process of cleaning a hard surface with a low VOC hard surface cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Cedric Joseph Volont, William Tucker Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140162927
    Abstract: The cleaning formulation and method uses a polysilazane for superior cleaning and to create a protective coating with “easy clean” properties on numerous surface types, including metals, marine paints and gel-coat surfaces; cleaning and guarding them from the effects of all types of accretions, including two of the most pernicious—ice and diesel exhaust soot. The polysilazane is used with a cyclomethicone solvent, preferably pentacyclomethicone and/or hexacyclomethicone. The preferred method of application is by direct contact and application of the cleaning formulation to the treated surface via a microfiber cloth wrapped around a firm rubber blade or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Nolde
  • Patent number: 8729006
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods and compositions that employ sodium carboxymethyl cellulose as a scale inhibitor. According to the invention, scale inhibiting compositions are disclosed which include, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and a polymer such as polymaleic acid, polyacrylic acid or mixtures, copolymers or terpolymers of the same and optionally may also include a phosphonate. The scale control composition may be incorporated into a detergent/cleaning composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Altony Miralles, Xin Sun, Michelle Fung, John Krueger
  • Publication number: 20140123998
    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: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: INSTITUT UNIV. DE CIÈNCIA I TECNOLOGIA, S. A.
    Inventors: Natividad Bayarri Ferrer, Lidia Galià Prats, Carles Estévez Company, Josep Castells Boliart
  • Publication number: 20140113818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surfactant composition, consisting of 70 wt %-99.9 wt % sophorolactone, 0-1 wt % sophorolipid acid, less than 0.1% residual substrate, and remainder water. The invention further relates to products comprising this composition or hydrolysates thereof. The invention also relates to uses of these products and hydrolysates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: ECOVER CO-ORDINATION CENTER N.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Develter, Mark Renkin
  • Patent number: 8691018
    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 phosphorous containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. According to the invention, high molecular weight polyacrylates (polyacrylic acid homopolymers) with a molecular weight of at least about 5000 are used as corrosion inhibitors and can be included for aluminum protection in a number of different detergent compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Christian Olson, Devon Beau Hammel
  • Patent number: 8685912
    Abstract: A detergent composition for metal according to the present invention contains a specific non-ionic surfactant, a specific nitrogen-containing organic compound, a specific carboxylic acid or salt thereof, and a specific alkanol amine, and has a pH of at least 9 that is measured at 25° C. when the detergent composition is diluted to 1% by mass of an aqueous solution. According to the present invention, the detergent composition for metal having excellent corrosion inhibition properties, excellent effluent treatment properties, excellent foaming suppressing properties and excellent liquid stability in addition to high detergent properties for metal, can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Lion Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Maeyama, Kei Tamura, Akira Shinohara, Keita Someya