Nitrogen Attached To The Polycarboxylic Component By Nonionic Bonding (e.g., Nitrilotriacetate Salt, Etc.) Patents (Class 510/480)
  • Patent number: 10119048
    Abstract: The present invention provides aqueous chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing compositions that comprise a mixture of one or more surfactants chosen from an amine alkoxylate, an ammonium alkoxylate, or mixtures thereof, and colloidal silica particles having at least one cationic species, the colloidal silica particles being present in the amount of from 1 to 30 wt. %, as solids based on the total weight of the composition, and the compositions having a pH ranging from 2 to 6. The surfactants have a hydrophobic tail. The CMP polishing compositions exhibit tunable oxide:polysilicon and oxide:nitride removal rate ratios and reduce both silicon nitride and polysilicon removal rates significantly without significantly reducing dielectric (e.g. TEOS) removal rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Guo, David Mosley, Naresh Kumar Penta
  • Patent number: 9096820
    Abstract: Process to prepare coated particles containing a particle and a coating, wherein the particle contains glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid or a (partial) salt thereof of the formula HnYm-GLDA, wherein Y is a cation selected from the group of sodium, potassium, lithium, and mixtures thereof, n+m=4, in which the particle is made from a solution containing glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid or a partial salt thereof that has a pH of between 4 and 11, and subsequently or simultaneously the coating is applied on the particle, to an intermediate particle of HnYm-GLDA, wherein n is 0.1-3.2 and m is 0.8-3.9, the coated particle obtainable with the process, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Elizabeth Johannus Van Lare, Roy Gérard Doppen
  • Patent number: 8940678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solid with sufficiently low hygroscopicity which comprises glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid (GLDA) or derivatives and/or salts thereof, and a method for its production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Andreas Baranyai
  • Patent number: 8927479
    Abstract: An aqueous aerosol bathroom cleaner includes a surfactant, a water-soluble or dispersible organic solvent, a chelating agent and a propellant that comprises n-butane. Comparative data demonstrate that the presence of n-butane in the composition enhances the rate of bathroom soap scum removal relative to aerosol compositions that do not contain n-butane in the propellant. The amount of surfactant present is sufficient so that the composition develops a stable foam upon being dispensed onto a soiled bathroom hard surface. The foam collapses after 10 to 60 seconds to deliver the cleaning components onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventor: Kristina Perlas
  • 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: 8921299
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detergent compositions containing tiron, a ligand capable of binding iron, an iron-displacing species, and iron. Methods for altering the color in a tiron-containing detergent composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Miracle, Patrick Christopher Stenger, Jean-Pol Boutique
  • 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: 8846593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations comprising (A) at least one aminocarboxylate, selected from methylglycine diacetate (MGDA), iminodisuccinic acid (IDA) and glutaminic acid diacetate (GLDA), and salts and derivatives thereof, and (B) at least one alkyleneimine polymer which is covalently modified with at least one carboxylic acid or at least one derivative of a carboxylic acid or at least one derivative of carbonic acid, where up to at most 75 mol % of the nitrogen atoms of the primary and secondary amino groups of the alkyleneimine polymer have been reacted with carboxylic acid or derivative of carboxylic acid or carbonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Markus Hartmann, Heike Weber, Mario Emmeluth
  • Patent number: 8801806
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Yvonne M. Killeen
  • Patent number: 8758520
    Abstract: Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. Methods of using the acidic compositions are also disclosed. Exemplary methods include using the acidic compositions together with other compositions, including alkaline compositions and rinse aids employed in an alternating alkaline/acid/alkaline manner. The methods also include acidic compositions that serve multiple roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Lee J. Monsrud, Michael S. Rischmiller, Daniel Osterberg, John Mansergh
  • Patent number: 8754026
    Abstract: A process for producing granules containing one or more complexing agent salts of the general formula from an aqueous starting solution, containing the one or more complexing agent salts in a concentration of from 10 to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous starting solution, in a jet apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Blei, Michael Schoenherr, Franz Weber, Francois Becker
  • Publication number: 20140158166
    Abstract: A cleaning composition comprises at least one surfactant and at least one colorant. The cleaning composition can have a pH of about 3 or less. The colorant exhibits one of several specified structures at a pH of about 7. A method for cleaning a surface utilizes the cleaning composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Yogesh Saraf, Eduardo Torres, Sanjeev K. Dey, Paul D. Halphen
  • Patent number: 8748366
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of a spray-dried powder containing at least one glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound of a formula MOOC—CHR—N(CH2COOM)2, where R is a C1-12-alkyl and M is an alkali metal, the process including: preparing an aqueous solution containing the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound; concurrently passing the aqueous solution and air into a spray-drying apparatus; atomizing the aqueous solution by feeding the aqueous solution onto a rotating disk or by compressing the aqueous solution with a pump to a pressure of ?20 bar absolute, to obtain fine liquid droplets; and drying the droplets, to obtain the spray-dried powder, where a temperature gradient between the aqueous solution and the air is in a range from 70 to 350° C., and a content of the glycine-N,N-diacetic acid compound in the aqueous solution is ?84% by weight, based on a total weight of the dry mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Mrzena, Michael Schoenherr, Robert Heinz, Thomas Heidenfelder
  • Patent number: 8735339
    Abstract: A liquid composition comprising 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid and a salt of ethylenediamine disuccinic acid which salt includes a counterion selected from 5 potassium, rubidium, caesium a substituted ammonium ion or mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Innospec Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Robert Giles
  • Patent number: 8709990
    Abstract: Formulations comprising (A) at least one compound selected from aminocarboxylates and polyaminocarboxylates, (B) at least one homopolymer or copolymer of ethyleneimine, (C) sodium citrate and (D) at least one compound selected from alkali metal percarbonate, alkali metal perborate and alkali metal persulfate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Hueffer, Alejandra Garcia Marcos, Markus Hartmann, Heike Weber
  • Patent number: 8673834
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an iron complexing mixture and method of using same wherein beneficial performance and natural gas pipeline cleaning methods are employed. The synergistic improvement of combining two water-soluble metal complexing agents, THPS and IDS, prove to offer advantages in performance over the individual use of either chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: David O. Trahan
  • Publication number: 20140057816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a class of novel surfactants that have utility in the recovery and/or extraction of oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Soane Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Soane, Rosa Casado Portilla, John H. Dise, Robert P. Mahoney
  • Publication number: 20140050687
    Abstract: A variety of betaine esters, including dialkylaminoalkyl cocoate betaines and dialkylaminoalkyl hydrogenated cocoate betaines are disclosed. These betaines can be advantageously prepared in high yield and purity by a three-step transiterification chemoenzymatic process or a two-step direct esterficiation chemoenzymatic process. These betaine esters have excellent surfactant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Estman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Christopher Harlan Burk, Stephanie Kay Clendennen, Neil Warren Boaz
  • Patent number: 8653016
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biodegradable cleaning composition that includes a surfactant component including an ethoxylated 2-propyl heptanol, a chelating component including a tri-sodium salt of methylglycinediacetic acid and an emulsifier component including an ethoxylated hexanol having the formula C6H13O(CH2CH2O)H. The ethoxylated 2-propyl heptanol has the formula C5H11CH(C3H7)CH2O(C2H4O)pH, wherein p is a number of from 3 to 6. The composition also includes water and an acid component to establish a pH of the composition at less than 2. The composition is substantially free of solvents thereby reducing emission of volatile organic compounds and reducing potential environmental pollution and health hazards. The composition is also effective in removing rust, lime soap, and metal salts of fatty acids from hard surfaces including metal, vinyl, and fiberglass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Suzanne Gessner, Charles Kerobo, Sonia Patterson
  • Patent number: 8642310
    Abstract: A hydrolytic enzyme is to be stabilized in a liquid surfactant preparation. This is achieved by using a component that stabilizes the hydrolytic enzyme and encompasses a phthaloylglutamic acid and/or a phthaloylaspartic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Petra Siegert, Marion Merkel, Hendrik Hellmuth, Timothy O'Connell, Karl-Heinz Maurer
  • Patent number: 8629093
    Abstract: The present application relates to a compact liquid detergent composition comprising a mixture of chelants suitable for use in laundry cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Regine Labeque, Eugene Joseph Pancheri
  • Patent number: 8541357
    Abstract: Cleaning compositions and laundry detergents comprising amphoteric polymers are disclosed. The amphoteric polymers may be comb polymers having polycarboxylate backbones and polyalkoxylate tentacles. In particular, the amphoteric polymer includes: a cationic group structure unit derived from a cationic group-containing monomer; and a carboxyl structure unit derived from a carboxyl group-containing monomer. The cationic group structure unit may be present at a level of 1% to 99% by mass based on 100% by mass of all structure units derived from all monomers in the amphoteric polymer. The carboxyl structure unit may be present at a level of 1% to 99% by mass based on 100% by mass of all the structure units derived from all the monomers in the amphoteric polymer. The cleaning compositions have high anti-soil redeposition ability and solubility with surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Koushik Mukherjee, Kenneth Nathan Price, Yoneda Atsuro, Michitaka Daisuke
  • Patent number: 8518868
    Abstract: Gemini surfactants having the structural formula: where: R1 is a radical represented by —H or —CH3, R2 is an alkyl or alkenyl chain, or cycloalkyl or aryl; R3 is a radical represented by —H, —CH3, —CH?CH—CH3, or —COOX; R4 is a radical represented by —H, —CH3, or —CH2—COOX; R5 is a radical represented by —H, an alkyl or alkenyl, cycloalkyl or aryl group, or a metal; R6 is a radical represented by an alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl or aryl group; n and m can have values from 1 to 250, depending on the molecular weight of polyether used; and i can have values of 0 and 1: In the radical —COOX used in R3 and R4, X is represented by: —H, an alkyl, alkenyl group, a cycloalkyl or aryl group, or a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo
    Inventors: Raul Hernandez Altamirano, Violeta Yasmin Mena Cervantes, Luis Silvestre Zamudio Rivera, Hiram Isaac Beltran Conde, Simon Lopez Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8513178
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and compositions for treating non-trans fats, fatty acids and sunscreen stains with a chelating agent. The invention also relates to methods for reducing the frequency of laundry fires with a chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Victor F. Man, Yvonne M. Killeen
  • Patent number: 8481474
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including an ionic liquid, and preferably no co-surfactants are provided. The compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates, including nonyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning compositions provide superior cleaning efficacy for various soils, including proteins and food soils, providing an effective, biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda R. Blattner, Charles A. Hodge
  • Patent number: 8461089
    Abstract: A dishwashing detergent composition comprising a malodor control component, and methods of cleaning dishware are provided. In some embodiments, the dishwashing detergent composition comprises at least one volatile aldehyde and an acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Steven Anthony Horenziak, Rhonda Jean Jackson, Zaiyou Liu, Michael-Vincent Nario Malanyaon, Jason John Olchovy, Christine Marie Readnour
  • Patent number: 8455422
    Abstract: A particle comprising an aminocarboxylic builder obtainable by a process comprising the steps of: a) providing a solution comprising the aminocarboxylic builder; b) optionally adding an acidifying agent; c) adding sulphate or citrate to the solution resulting from of step b) to form a mixture; and d) converting the mixture resulting from step c) into particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Chris Hughes, Robert Ian Dyson
  • Patent number: 8431518
    Abstract: Automatic dishwashing detergent composition for use in the main wash of a dishwasher to provide drying wherein the detergent comprises an esterified alkyl alkoxylated surfactant of general formula (I) where R is a branched or unbranched alkyl radical having 8 to 16 carbon atoms; R3, R1 independently of one another, are hydrogen or a branched or unbranched alkyl radical having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R2 is an unbranched alkyl radical having 5 to 17 carbon atoms; l, n independently of one another, are a number from 1 to 5 and m is a number from 13 to 35; and a dispersant selected from the group of organic polymers, organic builders and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anju Deepali Massey Brooker, Yvonne Bridget McMeekin, Phan Shean Lim, Fernando Solache Leon
  • Patent number: 8420586
    Abstract: Cleaner compositions, associated cleaners, and associated methods are disclosed. The cleaner compositions are capable for use in making thickened cleaners that are capable of removing from vertical and inverted surfaces fresh, greasy soils and baked-on soils encountered in the food service industry. The cleaner compositions include one or more alkalinity sources, one or more chelants, one or more surfactants, one or more thickening agents, one or more buffers, and as a remainder, water. Cleaner compositions of the invention are substantially free of phosphates and have a low caustic content making them user and environmentally friendly. Yet the cleaners of the invention are surprisingly effective at removing tenacious baked-on soils encountered in the food service industry. Compositions of the invention have a viscosity of about 700 cps and are applied using a foaming or misting dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Vinson, Karen O. Rigley, Tami J. Tadrowski
  • Patent number: 8399396
    Abstract: Detergent compositions containing catechols, such as Tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid), which do not have or do not develop the reddish color associated with the catechol/ferric iron chelate are disclosed. Methods for reducing the intensity of red color in a Tiron (1,2-dihydroxybenzene-3,5-disulfonic acid) containing detergent composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Robb Richard Gardner, Allison Lynn Gerdes, Jeffrey Anderson Seeley
  • Patent number: 8389460
    Abstract: The present invention washes clothes using a phosphorous-free detergent composition for clothes, which contains an organic alkaline chelating agent as an essential ingredient, and an anti-soil redeposition agent, but no surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Miz Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Arai, Tomoki Seo, Ryousuke Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 8389458
    Abstract: An ADW composition comprising a builder and a water-soluble copolymer which comprises: (a) from about 30 to 60 mol % of the copolymer having a structural unit originating from a monoethylenic unsaturated dicarboxylic acid (or dicarboxylate) monomer having 4 to 6 carbon atoms or its anhydride at; (b) from about 30 to 60 mol % of the copolymer having a structural unit originating from a monoethylenic unsaturated monocarboxylic acid (or monocarboxylate) monomer having 3 to 8 carbon atoms; and (c) from about 5 to 15 mol % of the polymer having a structural unit originating from a monoethylenic unsaturated monomer having a sulfonic (or sulfonate) group; wherein the water-soluble copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 50,000 wherein the copolymer is polymerized with hydrogen peroxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsumori, Masato Nakano
  • Patent number: 8357649
    Abstract: The present application relates to benefit agent delivery compositions comprising a material selected from the group consisting of agglomerates comprising chelant and an encapsulated benefit agent; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a shell comprising chelant; agglomerates comprising an encapsulated benefit agent having a core comprising chelant and combinations thereof, and processes for making and using such benefit agent delivery compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Andre Chieffi, Julian David Martin, Nicolas Guillard
  • Patent number: 8357650
    Abstract: A particle comprising an aminocarboxylic builder and sulphate or citrate wherein the aminocarboxylic builder and the sulphate or citrate are present in a weight ratio of from about 6:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Chris Hughes, Robert Ian Dyson
  • Publication number: 20130000370
    Abstract: The invention relates to aminocarboxylates in solid form which have a relatively high storage stability and improved processability, and to the use thereof in household products, in particular detergents, cleaners and care compositions, and in industrial processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventor: Frank-Peter LANG
  • Patent number: 8323416
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for removing one or more scale deposits formed on a surface. The process can include contacting the surface with a composition for a period of time sufficient to remove the scale deposits that comprise coke or metal sulfides or mixtures thereof. Generally, the composition includes an effective amount of an organic acid and/or a salt thereof, and an effective amount of an oxidizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Bradley, Walter Zamechek
  • Patent number: 8293696
    Abstract: Compositions, such as alkali builder compositions for the laundry industry, are provided and include water, an alkali metal hydroxide component, a chelating component and a hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid (HEIDA) component. Methods for producing such compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. McLaren, Joseph C. Drozd, Gordon Renn
  • Publication number: 20120260938
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Zack, Joseph P. Borst, David Durocher, David E. Przybyla, Victor Leung, Gunter Decker
  • Patent number: 8283301
    Abstract: An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having at least two components. The first component is a polymer containing polymerized residues of at least one C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomer and a lactone end group. The second component is a biodegradable builder selected from among nitrilotriacetic acid, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid, glycine-N,N-diacetic acid, methylglycine-N,N-diacetic acid, 2-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid, glutamic acid-N,N-diacetic acid, 3-hydroxy-2,2?-iminodisuccinate, S,S-ethylenediaminedisuccinate aspartic acid-diacetic acid, N,N?-ethylenediamine disuccinic acid, iminodisuccinic acid, aspartic acid, aspartic acid-N,N-diacetate, beta-alaninediacetic acid, polyaspartic acid, salts thereof and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph Manna, Jan Edward Shulman
  • Patent number: 8268769
    Abstract: An aqueous solution containing a combination of Phosphoric Acid, Emulsifying Wax, Triethlyene Glycol, Cocamido Propyl Beatine, Lauryl Alcohol, EDTA-Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid (polyamino carboxylic acid) and Sodium Hydrochloride is applied directly to stains on clothing that are caused by perspiration and/or the interaction of perspiration with commercial antiperspirants containing aluminum compounds. The aqueous solution converts aluminum oxide into a water-soluble phosphate compound that can be washed out when laundering the clothing, thereby effectively removing the stain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Hillary Enselberg
  • Patent number: 8247367
    Abstract: Material, composition, and manufacturing method alternatives for a solidification matrix that may be used, for example, in solid cleaning compositions, or other technologies. In at least some embodiments, the solidification matrix includes a binding agent that is formed by the use of MGDA, or a salt or derivative thereof, and water to produce a solid binding agent. In some embodiments, the MGDA and water combines and can solidify to act as a binder material or binding agent dispersed throughout a solid composition that may contain other functional ingredients that provide the desired properties and/or functionality to the solid composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Roger L. Stolte, Ross M. Skadsberg, Scott P. Lyon
  • Patent number: 8227397
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an enzyme stabilization system, compositions with the enzyme stabilization system, and methods of using the enzyme composition. Preferred ratios of acid to amine are effective at stabilizing enzyme. Optional nonionic surfactants and solvents also positively contribute to enzyme stability. The compositions are useful in cleaning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Herdt, Werner Strothoff, Alice Siegmann
  • Publication number: 20120142572
    Abstract: Composition A low irritancy cleansing composition comprises: (a) an anionic surfactant compound of formula (I): wherein R1 represents a C4-36 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group; each of R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group and wherein at least one of R2, R3, R4 and R5 is not hydrogen and M+ represents a cation; (b) an amphoteric surfactant; and (c) an alkoxylated non-ionic species; wherein the molar ratio of component (a) to component (b) is from 0.5:1 to 2:1 and wherein the ratio of the mass of component (c) to the combined mass of components (a) and (b) is less than 1.2:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: INNOSPEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Philip Cotrell
  • Patent number: 8183196
    Abstract: A neutral automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising an acidifying particle comprising an aminocarboxylic builder wherein the acidifying particle has a low hygroscopicity, a cake strength of at most 20N and a pH of from about 2 to about 6 as measured in 1% aqueous solution at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nigel Patrick Somerville Roberts, Chris Hughes, Robert Ian Dyson
  • Patent number: 8163101
    Abstract: A method for cleaning contaminated surfaces of surgical waste management equipment. The method includes rinsing surfaces of the equipment with water to remove water soluble contaminants and waste material. A rinse solution is applied to the surfaces of the equipment to provide a residual film thereon. The rinse solution includes a first nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from about 12 to about 15, a second nonionic alkoxylated alcohol surfactant having an HLB value ranging from about 16 to 20, an aqueous solvent, and a bio-film permeation agent. A total of the first surfactant and the second surfactant in the composition ranges from about 2 to about 20 percent by weight of a total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph B. Dooley, Jeffrey G. Hubrig, Richard H. Devault, Rodney D. Parker, John M. Izenbaard
  • Publication number: 20120077727
    Abstract: A process for producing granules containing one or more complexing agent salts of the general formula from an aqueous starting solution, containing the one or more complexing agent salts in a concentration of from 10 to 80% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous starting solution, in a jet apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Blei, Michael Schönherr, Franz Weber, Francois Becker
  • Publication number: 20120046208
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including a primarily C12 poly phosphate functionalized alkyl polyglucoside, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biorenewable, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates and exhibit superior cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES ALLEN HODGE, ERIN JANE DAHLQUIST, AMANDA RUTH BLATTNER
  • Publication number: 20120046216
    Abstract: A cleaning composition including an ethoxylated alcohol and monoethoxylated quaternary amine blend, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. The cleaning composition is capable of removing soils including up to 20% proteins. The cleaning compositions include a biodegradable, volatile organic compound free, environmentally friendly alternative to nonyl phenol ethoxylates with substantially similar cleaning of food soils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: CHARLES ALLEN HODGE, ERIN JANE DAHLQUIST, AMANDA RUTH BLATTNER
  • Publication number: 20110319312
    Abstract: A single phase alkaline composition comprising by weight about 10 to about 25 percent of nonionic surfactant blend comprising a ratio of between about 1:1 to about 1:2 of alcohol ethoxylate:fatty alcohol alkoxylate, about 3-10% of at least one water soluble solvent, about 1-10% of a chelant, 2-12% of an alkalinity source, 0.5-2% of an anionic surfactant blend comprised of at least about 40-70% of a sulfosuccinate, the balance being water. Compositions of the invention are useful for re-moving hydrophobic soils or oils whether they are located on a hard surface or on a linen. A method of cleaning a hard surface is also disclosed comprising the steps of diluting the composition of the invention with water to about 1 to about 3 weight percent, applying the diluted composition to the surface, and wiping the surface, wherein the surface is substantially free of oil or residue and the surface is substantially free of corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: ECOLAB USA INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Schwerter, Katja Teusch, Matthias Menzel
  • Patent number: RE44058
    Abstract: This invention relates to a cleaning composition comprising at least one surfacatant or at least one cosmetic vehicle and a water-soluble or water-dispersible copolymer comprising, in the form of polymerized units: (a) at least one monomer compound of general formula I: (b) at least one hydrophilic monomer carrying a functional group with an acidic nature which is copolymerizable with (a) and which is capable of being ionized in the application medium; (c) optionally at least one hydrophilic monomer compound with ethylenic unsaturation with a neutral charge, carrying one or more hydrophilic groups, which is copolymerizable with (a) and (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Chimie
    Inventors: Eric Aubay, Dominic Yeung