Ecolab Usa Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Ecolab Usa Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ecolab Usa Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 2,742
Granted Patents: 2,125
Grant Index 87.99 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 290 (12.01%)
In-Process Applications: 315
Average Grant Time: 2.9 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.22

Which Technology Area Ecolab Usa Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
1761 Oraganic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions 423
Opap Parked GAU 114
1771 Chemical Apparatus, Separation and Purification, Liquid and Gas Contact Apparatus 90
1741 Tires, Adhesive Bonding, Glass/Paper making, Plastics Shaping & Molding 85
1767 Oraganic Chemistry, Polymers, Compositions 82

How many patents are Ecolab Usa Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 111*
2020 160
2019 160
2018 170

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ecolab Usa Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220025296A1
Application number: 17/450,323

A composition for cleaning membranes used in food processing comprising an amine oxide and an alkyl sulfate, the composition maintaining good cleaning performance whilst leaving a low residue of surfactant on the membrane that is cleaned using the composition. A method of use of the composition is also presented.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: Krack Ralf

Publication number: US20220018772A1
Application number: 17/491,897

The invention is directed towards methods, compositions, and apparatus for accurately detecting the presence and amounts of contaminants in wastewater. The method comprises the steps of adding to a volume of wastewater at least one tracer molecule, observing the tracer for indications of particular contaminants, conducting at least one second form of contamination detection, and interrelating the two measured properties to identify the specific composition of the contamination. Using a tracer molecule allows for the detection of otherwise hard to detect oils and grease. Use of the second method however compensates for tracer interfering contaminants and allows for more accurate readings. The invention includes feeding of functional chemicals in response to the detections and conducting the detections online and continuously.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: J Michael Murcia

Publication number: US20220010237A1
Application number: 17/448,980

Hard surface rinse aid compositions incorporating surfactant systems compatible with plastics and plastics containing metals, such as aluminum, are disclosed. The hard surface rinse aid compositions are particularly well suited for use in high concentrations at low temperatures without causing foaming and/or debris or film on the treated surface. In particular, the plastic and aluminum-compatible hard surface rinse aid compositions containing a surfactant system combining nonionic alcohol alkoxylates and a polymer surfactant can be used in treating hard surfaces requiring good sheeting, wetting and drying properties. The methods are particularly well suited for rinsing automotive parts, including those needing painting.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: Alissa Ellingson

How are Ecolab Usa Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/450,323 Cleaning Composition OPAP Central, Docket
17/491,897 Method For Monitoring And Control Of A Wastewater Process Stream OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,980 Rinse Aid Formulation For Cleaning Automotive Parts OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,311 On Site Generated Performic Acid Compositions For Teat Treatment Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,293 Use Of Cationic Sugar-Based Compounds As Corrosion Inhibitors In A Water System Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket