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?

Assignee Art Units
Total Applications: 2,742 2,080,332
Granted Patents: 2,125 1,199,090
Grant Index 87.99% 71.12%
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 290 (12.01%) 486,802 (28.88%)
In-Process Applications: 315 394,440
Average Grant Time: 2.9 Years 2.65 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.22 1.58

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 Predicted
2022 0* 401
2021 111* 339
2020 160 360
2019 160 160
2018 170
2017 215
2016 196
2015 110
2014 147
2013 176

*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: US20220106515A1
Application number: 17/552,858

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for increasing recovery, or flowback, of hydrocarbon compounds from hydrocarbon-containing subterranean fractured rock formations (tight shale reservoirs). The flowback compositions include an anionic dimer surfactant, an anionic monomer surfactant, and a demulsifier. The flowback compositions convert oil-wet rocks to water-wet, yet exhibit a low tendency of composition components to sorb to the rock. The flowback compositions do not cause formation of emulsions with hydrocarbon compounds within the subterranean fractured rock formations. The flowback composition are useful for increasing the yield of hydrocarbons recovered from tight shale reservoirs.

Publication date: 2022-04-07
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: Jenny L Phan

Publication number: US20220089980A1
Application number: 17/457,849

Bleach catalyst detergent compositions are provided. The compositions are suitable for use with additional detergent and/or bleaching compositions while providing bleach catalysts within a detergent composition. The detergent compositions are free of anionic surfactant, are highly aqueous and have a pH of less than 6. Methods of use for cleaning are disclosed.

Publication date: 2022-03-24
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: Lundberg Steven

Publication number: US20220081658A1
Application number: 17/456,678

The invention relates to solidification of liquid amine oxide, betaine, and/or sultaine surfactants with a carrier to form a solidified surfactant composition. In particular, the invention relates to solidification of liquid surfactants utilizing drying device(s), wherein the feed composition contains at least one liquid surfactant and a carrier to form a solidified surfactant composition. The solidified surfactant compositions can be useful in various cleaning compositions.

Publication date: 2022-03-17
Applicant: Ecolab Usa Inc.
Inventors: Corey Rosenthal

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

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/552,858 Compositions For Enhanced Oil Recovery Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination 1766 Li, Aiqun
17/457,849 Liquid Detergent Compositions Containing Bleach Catalyst Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/456,678 Solidifying Liquid Amine Oxide, Betaine, And/Or Sultaine Surfactants With A Carrier Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/614,720 Hydrophilic Cationic Dispersion Polymers For Improved Print Quality And Water Fastness Application Dispatched from Preexam, Not Yet Docketed 1762
17/455,563 Defoamer Useful In A Peracid Composition With Anionic Surfactants Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket